Winner 2013 Webby Awards for Best Political Website
Top Banner, Site wide
Apr 19, 2014

 Choose a size
Text Size

Top Leaderboard, Site wide

Drought Adds to Syria’s Misery

The Divide

Truthdig Bazaar more items

A/V Booth

Michelle Obama Wants You

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on Jan 12, 2009
Michelle Obama

The incoming first lady sends this friendly reminder in support of her husband’s call for a national day of service. In keeping with the Obamas’ Web savvy, Michelle would like you to visit, a volunteer networking site created in the image of the campaign’s old home page.

Michelle Obama:

Obama’s Call to Service:


Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

By cyrena, January 15, 2009 at 2:29 pm Link to this comment


There’s a group already on this part:

“Legal services needed:

700-plus signing presidential statements need to be ironed out.”


Now that’s DEFINITELY gonna take more than a day, because David Addington has been busy following Cheney’s instructions for at least 8 years now. So, there’s a lot to sort through, in addition to getting so much other legislation overturned. (The MCA is high on the complimenting agenda).

Now that’s the part that I know about already in the works. But it makes me think that all of this other stuff might be in the works as well. Now wouldn’t that just surprise all of the chronic whiners who’ve already dismissed this elected president before he can even do what he has committed to doing?

Report this

By elizabethe, January 14, 2009 at 10:35 am Link to this comment

Slavery is not recommended by me to any American.

Get a living wage and be honest and expect success against the OBAMAS to happen.

They did not win an election.  There was no democracy.

I volunteered for Nader while in poverty and the last thing I would ever do is volunteer for the Obamas.  NO, to the OBAMAs as undeserving liars and hypocrits taking advantage of SLEEZE POLITICS and patriotic slavery as if they can net something ahead of any success of worthiness earned by them.

No, the voting was railroaded, and I object to the results of two party corruption and unconscionable warfare tendered by Obama in advance, unknown to most of the voters.  The media hyped right over it as if the American red ink and violence is a favor to the world, and now she wants your free work to support that, NO, she gets the poverty and red ink that she is entering with her smile of sleeze of no mmoney as the truth.  She wants support, because they have spent over 300 million on campaign dollars and likely have nothing but their villains trophy against democracy to show for it.

We have 100 million non-partisan registered voters and we could have had the proper opposition chosen with a REAL WIN for the PRESIDENCY, against the incompetent and greedy incumbents.

Her daughter will go to Afghanistan if they continue.  At least they cannot have their hypocrisy for their daughters.  And the injuries which Obama decided he LIKES instead of proper normal view of sane balanced budget under the Constitution, but wars unwanted are his ticket of controls against sanity, these will be delivered perhaps on his daughters, they may jump in hoops of steel with smiles of their injuries as if that is American trophies and may count the men and women on foreign soil they murder in unprovoked war, this is Obama’s agenda for hope and his hyped lie of peace rendered.  90,000 troops and “occupation” and oh please, volunteer for these people to continue their trespasses?  NO.

Work for justice and refuse them any slavery and refuse to acknowledge their lies at EVERY STEP every time. Every illegal action asked, object.

I object to both of them as leaders.  They are NOT.

Democracy with a proper agenda for policies on track no war, peace and balanced budget CUT the military NOT increase it and LIVING WAGE is required for everyone who wants to work and does, should get paid.

Report this

By mike112769, January 14, 2009 at 5:05 am Link to this comment

C.P.T.L.: Brilliantly said. It’s too bad it won’t be allowed to happen.

Report this

By C.P.T.L., January 13, 2009 at 4:10 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

A National Day of Service*

Among the people and services needed are:

Old style journalism: including integrity, correct use of the English language (no slang), involving investigation, must be willing to use the words ‘lie, lied, lying and fool’ where applicable. If you agree with the statement, ‘those to whom the news is important read their news’, then we’re looking for you.

Eight years of F.D.A. and E.P.A caseload backlog: a dusty job, science only, no ideologues need apply.

Computer techs capable of tracing the whereabouts of a million or so emails.

Accountants by the score to trace the whereabouts of a few hundreds of billions of Defense dollars the Pentagon is incapable of accounting for.

Legal services needed:

700-plus signing presidential statements need to be ironed out.

Prosecutors for crimes, or crimes by omission by the Office of the President, Vice President, various gov’t agencies, etc…

* might take longer than one day.

Report this

By Lenny, January 12, 2009 at 7:45 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

I love First Lady Michelle. I voted for Cynthia McKinney and am glad I did. Keep your husband honest. Don’t let him convert to Judaism. He is selling out all the suckers who voted for him.

Report this

sign up to get updates

Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.