From the Blog
Yesterday, a group of simple church leaders met to discuss what God is
doing in Denver.
At the end we had a time of prayer about Denver. We weren’t really
focusing on any one person, just for God’s healing and transformation
A friend who I had not spoken with for a month was moved to pray
specifically for me, and named 2 emotions I’ve been deeply struggling
with, and prayed for God’s healing for me. He also spoke several words
directly to my heart about what my family is going through.
Thank you Lord that out of 6 billion people you had a word just for
me. I needed to hear that.
This morning I attempted to empty our cross cut shredder. I lost my
grip on the trash bag and scattered corporate confetti all across the
I grabbed the vacuum from the closet, which I later learned from our
landlord hadn’t been emptied in about 2 years, and proceeded to spread
a fine layer of white dust all across our carpet.
Realizing that I would need some other solution to clean the carpet, I
picked up the garbage bag and in the process smacked my tall mug,
which hit the floor with a certain velocity, knocking the top off and
spreading Celestial Seasoning Madagascar Vanilla Rooibus tea all over
I guess that’s what happens with a klutz and 4 employees in a 185ft2.
But some good news…tomorrow we move into our new office in the
Ballpark District in Denver. 16 foot ceilings, wood floors, exposed
brick…and 5 times more space!
Also…Rooibus tea is friggin amazing good. The highest in antioxidant
of any tea, and it’s an herbal tea (so no caffeine!)
Another chapter in…the Life of Brian
For those who still haven't seen the light
"Computer owners were asked to rate their experience based on three
criteria: Whether the manufacturer solved their problem, how long they
waited to talk with someone on the phone, and how knowledgeable the
support staff were. Apple received the highest ranking of "Better" in
all three areas for both laptops and desktops–the only company to do
It is strangely exciting to use something that actually works, and
have good support when it doesn't.
Man, this primary season is draining me.
I've been feeling quite miffed at Hillary for how she has run this
race and drug this whole thing into the mire.
Apparently I'm not the only one: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-brooks24apr24,0,3338957.column
Either way I have to keep calm.
From: “David Plouffe, BarackObama.com” <email@example.com>Date: April 14, 2008 11:30:47 AM MDTTo: Brian Rants <firstname.lastname@example.org>Subject: Who’s out of touch?Reply-To: email@example.com
A few days ago, Barack spoke about the frustrations that working people in this country are feeling and said what we all know is true: that many people are bitter and angry because they believe their government isn’t listening to them.
You and I both know that the hope of changing that reality is what drives the unprecedented support for this campaign from ordinary people in every part of the country.
But our opponents have been spinning the media and peddling fake outrage around the clock. John McCain’s campaign, which will continue the George Bush economic policies that have devastated the middle class, called Barack out of touch and elitist. And Hillary Clinton, who is the candidate who said lobbyists represent real people, didn’t just echo the Republican candidate’s talking points: she actually used the very same words to pile on with more attacks.
These comments show just how out of touch Senator McCain and Senator Clinton are with the reality of what’s happening in this election.
We’ve built the broadest campaign of ordinary people in the history of presidential politics — and more people across this country have voted for Barack Obama than either one of them.
And we’ve done it the right way: our campaign is funded by everyday people giving $5 or more. That’s distinctly different from Senator McCain and Senator Clinton, who both rely on money from Washington lobbyists and special interest PACs.
There’s nothing elitist about a movement of more than a million people standing up for a different kind of politics.
If you’re fed up with these kinds of tired attacks, you can do something about it right now. We’re setting a goal of 1.5 million people giving to this campaign by May 6th.
You can bring a new donor into this campaign by promising to match their donation. You choose the amount you’re willing to match, and our system will pair you with a supporter who is giving for the first time.
When you do, you’ll be able to see for yourself exactly what kind of people are joining this movement. When that supporter makes their donation, you’ll receive a note with their name and town, and (if they choose to write one) a note about who they are and why they decided to give today.
Thank you for all that you’ve done so far — you are the strength behind this movement. And right now, you can double the impact of your next donation if you make a matching gift. Will you help fight back now?
Barack Obama’s own life and story are reflected in the character of this grassroots campaign. He was raised by a single mother with help from his grandparents. He has a family he loves, not long ago finished paying off his student loans, and he’s doing what he can to help change this country.
That’s what he’s done for his entire career. After graduating, he became a community organizer, working with people in Chicago who — like many people across the country right now — felt left behind by their leaders.
When you make a matching donation, you’ll be paired with someone with that same sense that it’s time for a government that is responsible to the people for a change.
Someone is waiting to hear your story, and to share theirs with you. If you can support the campaign at this crucial moment, you’ll be able to share your story about why you’re committed to this campaign.
And because this is a matching donation, your gift of $25 will be doubled by another supporter. You’ll have twice the impact and help reach our unprecedented 1.5 million-person goal. Make a matching donation now and be a part of history:
The attacks from the Clinton campaign — on Barack Obama himself, and on supporters like you — can be expected to increase as her chances of winning dwindle further.
A few weeks ago, one of her top aides tried to diminish our success by referring to the places we’ve won as “boutique” states and to our supporters as the “latte-sipping crowd.”
That means 30 states and territories — twice as many as Senator Clinton has won — qualify as “boutique.” And the nearly 15 million people who have voted for us (again, more than Senator Clinton) must drink a lot of latte.
It’s clear that Senator Clinton will continue to say or do anything as her campaign gets more and more negative.
But 1.5 million donors will be an astonishing and undeniable signal that it isn’t the elites fueling this movement — it’s the American people.
That starts with you.
Obama for America
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The worst is happening - over the last few days,
Burma 's generals have unleashed terror on the peaceful monks and
protesters shooting and beating many to death, and taking others away
to torture chambers where at this moment they must be enduring the
We can stop this horror. Burma's powerful
sponsor China can halt the killing, if it believes that its
international reputation and the 2008 Olympics
in Beijing depend on
it. To convince the Chinese government, Avaaz is launching a major global
and Asian ad campaign on Tuesday that will deliver our message and the
number of signers. Our petition has exploded to over 200,000 signers
in just 72 hours, but we
need 1 million voices to be the global roar
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this email to just 20 friends, we'll reach our target in the next 72
hours. Please sign the petition at the link below -if you
haven't already- and forward this email to everyone you care
The petition will also be delivered to the UN
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people, telling them not to lose hope, that the world is with
them. The Burmese people are showing incredible courage in the
face of horror. The fate of many brave and good people is in our hands,
we must help them – and we have hours, not days, to do
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With hope and determination,
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Ancient Jewish Proverb