Sunday, September 07, 2008
the community organizes
I didn't watch the Republican National Convention, but I have been reading round-ups and summaries and watching clips around the Internet. Same for the Democratic National Convention, except I subscribed via iTunes and downloaded all the major speeches. I must've watched Michelle Obama's five times so far.
I've read about the "community organizer" remarks that came from the RNC, and am noticing the backlash, which as far as I can tell, has turned into a smackdown. I don't think I have to say whose side of the smackdown I'm on -- Who wants to be getting smacked!? -- and, thanks to Ravelry (the images I'm about to link to are spreading like wildfire over there), I found these wonderful community organizer icons that are available to everyone. They were created by a LiveJournal member. I'm happy to say the list includes many lesser-known people, so it's inspiration to dust off those high school history books and read up on folks you can feel good about sharing the planet with. (Okay, to Google them and read about them on Wikipedia. Hush.)