Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

Beyohd Gate 6: May I have your Blackberry please, Mr. President?

November 21, 2008

A lot of newspapers and magazines have been printing stories speculating what life will be like for the Obama’s when they move into the White House but none of them (that I’ve read) have taken this approach.

According to this New York Times article there will come a time when Mr. Obama will have to give up his cell phone, email, and any other electronic device or account that could lend a possible helping hand to all those pesky hackers out there. Its nothing new to the Presidency, even George Bush had to give up his old AOL account once he started his term.

According to the arcitle G Dubb sent out this email to his closest friends just before his accounts were shut down, “Since I do not want my private conversations looked at by those out to embarrass, the only course of action is not to correspond in cyberspace,” Mr. Bush wrote. “This saddens me. I have enjoyed conversing with each of you.”

Hopefully, we won’t be hearing any Obamagate tapes any time soon!

– Rachel S.

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Stuff We’re Loving: The GOP v. Palin

November 8, 2008

Looks like the Grand Ol’ Party is a bit bitter after their landslide loss to the Obama team earlier this week. They’ve officially set there claws in Sarah Palin! It’s been said by sources who’d rather not be named (punks) that Palin was a “diva”, “didn’t know what NAFTA was,” “and didn’t know that Africa was a continent and not a country.” (more…)

St. John’s and the City, Nov 7-9

November 7, 2008

What’s going on, loyal Johnnies,

Trust me, this post is not as bad as it looks!

Trust me, this post is not as bad as it looks!

First off, I would like to congratulate our new president- elect Barack Obama. As a John McCain supporter, I will say that Tuesday did not turn out the way I wanted, but I am willing to accept defeat and give credit where credit is due. This is a meaningful event for many people reading this right now, and I hope that this moment will rest in your mind as something you will never forget.

So, since this is a celebratory weekend, why not go into the city and live it up? Even better, why not do it at a cheaper price than everyone else? Welp, here is your (cheap) ticket to the movies.

And no, this isn’t a movie review, or even a group trip to the theater. This is just an awakening to something we have on this campus that not too many people know about. (more…)

STJ Passport: Obama’s support in China

November 6, 2008

changeDelight at Barack Obama’s victory reached China yesterday – and even spilled over into the state media.

I list some people’s opinions below: (more…)

Election 2008: Did you get a newspaper?

November 5, 2008

Newspapers are sold out at every corner store, newspaper stand and news box throughout the city. Newspaper companies are recording record sales, and stores are trying to order as many copies as possible. A few papers even printed and released special afternoon editions just so everybody could get a piece of the action.

Almost every one in the country is trying to grab a piece of history, and we’ll have to wait for a couple days before we see how many newspapers are actually sold today. If you’re still looking for a paper, stores around St. John’s were sold out early this morning.

Your best bet is going to Grand Central Station where there are a couple of news stands that have been keeping a healthy stock of newspapers coming in the whole day. But get there quick. If worst comes to worst, you’ll have to buy it on Ebay where the 11/05 NYTimes is going for $200.

If you know of any spots where students can get a copy of the paper, please let us know, everybody wants one right now.

-Jonnathan Coleman

Election 2008: Election day/night ideas

November 4, 2008

With the day off from school and one of the most historic elections taking place, you should try to find a way to enjoy the day in memorable fashion. If you don’t know what to do, here are some links that will help find where to celebrate.

About.com’s top picks for election night parties in NYC features everything from comedy shows to open bars.

Metromix has a list of places to watch the election in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

Timeout New York highlights both Republican and Democrat party spots for the night. They even have list of things to do the the day after the election for every type of voter.

Here are events like live-blogging and MTV parties.

This NYTimes article has election night events from Wasilla to Washington.

The Apiary has a list that includes Indecision 2008 hosted by Stephen Colbert and John Stewart in Times Square.

Racked.com tells of a party in the West Village, and one in Williamsburg.

Brooklynvegan lists several things to do around the city on election night.

Here’s a list of election night parties in Brooklyn.

Murphguide.com lists a few bars around the city.

Here are some places in Harlem, and more suggestions if you’re uptown.

Livingliberally.org has a few NYC spots to watch coverage.

Starbucks is giving away free coffee to all voters, and it’s likely that many bars will be showing election coverage as if it were the Superbowl.

Here’s a list of more freebies on election day (Ben & Jerry’s, Krispy Kreme).

You can always browse your Facebook events to find local parties, thow your own celebration, get together with a few friends, or just watch it on CNN.

Oh yea…hundreds of places throughout the city are also holding polling stations so you can go out and vote any time between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.

If you know of any other interesting things going on today, feel free to let us know.

Have fun!!

-Jonnathan Coleman

Beyond Gate 6: Obama’s grandmother dies

November 3, 2008
Obama and his grandmother

Obama and his grandmother

Madelyn Dunham died today in Hawaii after her battle with cancer. She was 86 years old and helped raise Obama since the age of 10. Obama actually stopped campaigning for a couple days last month to go visit her while she was sick.

The NY Times covered it on The Caucus.

The Washington Post.

Chicago Breaking News reports Obama went to see her last month because he “didn’t want to make the same mistake twice.” Referring to him arriving too late to see his mother when she died of ovarian cancer.

To think she was only a day away from possibly seeing her grandson become the first black president of the United States makes many cringe.

Obama and his half-sister released this statement today.

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New York Post – Obama in 2012

November 1, 2008

The New York Post crafted this interesting article to accompany the picture above read it here.

– Jose Silva

Beyond Gate 6: The race factor

October 28, 2008

Two young men were arrested yesterday in a plot to assisinate Obama and shoot-up a predominately black high school in Tennessee. Their plot may have been more fantasy than reality, but it definately proves that race has, is, and will continue to be a factor in this presidential election.

One of the men arrested in assisination plot. AP Photo

One of the men arrested in assissination plot. AP Photo

-Jonnathan Coleman

Beyond Gate 6, Biden Attack

October 26, 2008

Hey my fellow Johnnies,

Whether you are a Barack Obama supporter or a John McCain supporter, this video is something that should not go without notice.