Posts Tagged ‘politics’

Want a say in where the stimulus dollars go?

Browsing Consumerist this afternoon, I came across this. Drill down to Seattle, and you can browse “shovel-ready” projects that the state has requested federal stimulus dollars for.

This is a completely volunteer built site and there is no official interaction with the Obama Administration, but sometimes sites like this do catch the right eye and can actually make a difference. At the very least, browsing the various projects and voting is a great way to waste a little time this afternoon.

I’m personally a little amused that the most negatively rated project is the Provision of Handheld Ticketing Devices to Traffic Enforcement Police Officers.

Hope float

Hope float
photo by joshc [flickr]

An Obama-loving Uncle Sam makes an appearance at the Solstice Parade. The symbolism here is, I think, clear: Fremont has set aside its love affair with Dennis Kucinich and is ready to embrace Obama in the presidential election. More psychologically complex (and not pictured), however, was the naked man who wore an empty picture frame labeled with Dick Cheney’s name in front of his genitals, hidden only by a small coat of blue body paint.

I didn’t bring my camera to the festivities; we’d love it if you’d share your favorite sights in our group photopool!

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