November 9, 2008

November 9, 2008

Thanks for stopping by to check out what is going on in my life. I hope you are having a safe and great weekend and doing something special for yourself. Remember special does not mean it has to cost a lot.

For the past two years during the president campaign process, we heard the word "change" ALOT. In fact, I think the only other phrase or term used as often was "Joe the Plumber".

As the political climate calms a bit after the election, President-elect Obama has wasted no time in getting down to business. He has already launched a transitional website,, and chosen Congressman Rahm Emanuel as Chief of Staff. As Senator McCain mulls his role upon returning to the Senate, news comes of a few scuffles between Sarah Palin and McCain campaign staff (fun fact of the day: Africa is a continent).

Barack Obama seems to be keeping his promise of change, starting with a website. Today the site was launched. The site is an open platform, that hopes to engage the American people in the governmental process.

The official website of US President-elect Barack Obama for his transition to the White House,, went online on Thursday inviting users to offer their ideas for the future of the country.

Under the headline of OPEN GOVERNMENT the website asks readers to SHARE YOUR VISION via email.

The story of the campaign and this historic moment has been your story, the website states. Share your story and your ideas, and be part of bringing positive lasting change to this country.

The homepage on the website notes that it's 74 days until inauguration, when Obama is to be sworn in as president on January 20, 2009.

It also features a quote from Obama: "Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today."

For me as an American man with HIV and AIDS, the website is another sign of hope that change is coming to the United States. But it is also going to take the help of we citizens and the other elected officials.

Have you checked out the website? What do you think?

If you have not, click on the link below.

Wishing you health, hope and happiness.

Big bear hug,

Daddy Dab