SuperSpade Quick Notes Summary for 2008-11-24

  • We’re back on our Twitter grind now… #
  • Is it just me, or has the anti-Detroit coalition been given political cover to spit fire towards my city b/c of the proposed Big 3 loan? #
  • Let’s not get it twisted: Hate Detroit = Hate Working Class = Hate Unions = Hate Underemployed = Hate Undereducated = Hate Black folks #
  • @urbanreporter I’m blessed, tryin’ to win a free wedding I saw them the week before they bounced. #
  • @donlemoncnn Absolutely. I see this as a great opportunity to de-commercialize Christmas and the entire holiday season. #
  • @thesmak I’ll cede you KK. MI has political power, but what’s important here is that this loan is for more than just MI. #
  • @karsh It frustrates the hell out of me when I see that too. Why is valuing technical skill so foreign? Congrats on going independent! #
  • @thesmak Dingell lost out because he’s not on Pelosi’s good side. Chairmanships have never been strictly based on Seniority. #
  • @thesmak I’ll give you that it hurts MI as far as the House goes. I’d like to see Sen. Levin turn a more keen eye towards domestic issues. #
  • @BWBConference The timing is bad if the new administration decides to forget about the Midwest. Obama will not do that. He can’t. #
  • @BWBConference The Big 3 are asking for a loan, not a gift. We taxpayers just bough Christmas presents for Citigroup execs. #
  • @BWBConference The Big 3 are lumbering towards progress & there should be very stiff strings attached to the loan to change practices. #
  • @BWBConference However, these banks’ biz practices left them burning through cash as well, but the government had no problem gifting them $. #
  • @ruby Evolve? Yes. Leave behind the Midwest? Aboslutely not. Every lawmaker from MI, OH, IL, IN, PA, WI & others represent automakers. #

About Garlin Gilchrist II

I am the City of Detroit's first ever Deputy Technology Director for Civic Community Engagement. My job is to open up the city's public data and information for the consumption and benefit of all Detroiters. I currently live in Detroit, my hometown, with my beautiful wife Ellen and our twins Garlin III and Emily Grace. I'm from Detroit. I created Detroit Diaspora, and was formerly the National Campaign Director at I also co-hosted The #WinReport on "The Good Fight," a an award winning, nationally syndicated radio show that was one of Apple's Best of 2013. After graduating with degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, I became a Software Engineer at Microsoft. By day, I helped build SharePoint into the fastest growth product in the company's history. On my personal time, I sought out opportunities to connect my technical skills with community building efforts across the country. This led to my co-founding The SuperSpade: Black Thought at the Highest Level, a leading Black political blog. I served as Social Media Manager for the 2008 Obama campaign in Washington, and then became Director of New Media at the Center for Community Change. I spent two years creating and implementing a strategy for the Center to take it's 40 years of community organizing experience into the digital age. I speak before diverse audiences on effective & responsive government, empowerment in revolutionary new organizing spaces, increasing civic engagement & participation through emerging technologies and protecting civil rights in the age of the Internet. Full bio here.

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