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July 17, 2010

How to choke, strangle, and discredit conservative news media

Filed under: Barak Obama,Humor,News,Obama,Politics,Uncategorized — somoscangrejos @ 3:00 pm

If you are a power-hungry, thin-skinned liberal politician, and there are a lot of you around these days, who does not like anyone opposing your point of view then read the following. Forget about relying on discredited members of the dated liberal news media who faint every time you breathe, members who kiss and adulate your expensively clad skinny or bodacious butt every time there is a derriere shot on cable or tv, members that most mornings take warm, soapy showers indulging in an erotic fantasy while panting to your name and looking at the portrait on your book cover.  You already got them in your corner. Forget about those already on the team, take maters into your own hand, take control of your destiny and bash them upstart conservatives utilising the best and most up to date techniques to squelch media opposition South American wanna be dictators have come up with…..

1. Start defaming and slandering conservatives by running spots on a massive scale on tv and cable during high viewership events or shows utilising government funds with the excuse of informing the public. Run spots stating: nobody believes them; and: freedom to aggress no, freedom of expression yes. After a while such opinions become engrained in the psyche of those watching tv or cable. Also try to be on tv every day, as many times a day as possible, bashing the opposition. Make the public believe you are fierce, a tiger, a lion, and that the opposition are cream puffs melting under your onslaught.

2. Judicial activism. Appoint a few or even better a lot of liberal activist judges to harass, fine and force those opposing you to change their editorial content from conservative to liberal also forcing them to constantly apologize for any perceived slander. Works like a charm specially if you inject the bigot and race card.

3. Have your cronies in Congress pass communication laws curtailing freedom of speech no mater that they are unconstitutional as the activist judges you appointed will always rule Congress is right, never mind what the Constitution says, and those nasty conservatives wrong. Even better include a page or two in said laws making a bureaucrat appointed by you the one that decides whats fair, slanderous, libelous, etc., you get complete control. Muahahahaha.

4. Force all members of the news media to join an association with the excuse that certain minimum standards need to be enforced headed by your cronies of course that can police, reprimand and even kick out of the journalism profession those that dare write, speak, etc., comments opposing your reign. After a while the only journalists left around will be those that swoon when they see a high pixel glossy photograph of you coming out of the ocean, water cascading down your bare muscled chest, wearing form hugging swimming trunks, in a magazine article telling the world how great you are.

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December 17, 2008

Colin Powell throwing shoes at Rush Limbaugh

I find it funny in a warped, badly scripted, viscerally wrenching sort of way when a “supposed” Republican like Colin Powell, a known turncoat, bashes conservative icon Rush Limbaugh for believing his conservative beliefs, never mind throwing our gal Sarah Palin under the bus in the same breath for holding HER small town beliefs. Such defeatist thoughts, rooted in the victorious post election liberal mantra, appropriate for lib lips but never for a conservatives and uttered in a serious, deep and measured tone of voice by a Collin Powell leaves the mind free to wander through it’s seldom visited cobweb filled rooms while sifting among barely remembered old news stories.

After a trip along memory lane one starts to wonder how someone with Collin Powell’s lack of moral compass, lack of beliefs and, most of all, lack of loyalty ever made the rank of General never mind a four star General. I am beginning to understand that Barack Hussein Obama was not the only affirmative action “magic minority” out there. But unlike a turncoat Powell, Obama who is another member of the “magic [affirmative action] minority”, has something going for him. He was grateful, steadfast and loyal to his party and supporters. Loyal to the people that nurtured and helped him on his way.

It’s understandable that liberals, democrats, progressives  and their worshippers in the Mainstream Media (MSM) would look at Rush Limbaugh like something soft and smelly someone steps on at the park. But for a supposed black “conservative icon” like Powell to try and eviscerate Limbaugh and Palin on liberal cable news ex-powerhouse CNN by launching non-stop verbal darts [a la Egyptian shoe throwing journalist] is so gay. After all wasn’t a wishy washy Powell the one who kept everyone wondering to what political party he belonged? The MSM loved him for it. Wasn’t Powell the traitor to Republicans when a few weeks before the election the “supposed” conservative Powell endorsed Obama? The MSM and liberal loved him for the endorsement while Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and other prominent conservatives roasted him on prime time saying his decision was race based. Wasn’t Powell the one that bashed our gal Sarah Palin because she did not meet his, I believe, liberal standards for a Republican female candidate? Again the MSM and libs loved and adulated him for his stance against Palin.

Is Powell at all concerned about his legacy? Probably not. He knows that he can hide behind the African-American shield, using his race for cover for those not in the know, while in my opinion possibly working behind the scenes to get himself or maybe his son some sort of position in the Obama White House and paving the way for lib written history books to remember him as the member of the “magic minority” that came to his senses after wandering off the plantation. Don’t forget that the MSM is already busy cleaning and rehabilitating his name of the Uncle Tom and house negro references / remarks made by some of it’s members while Powell worked for the Bush Administration. These days the MSM even goes as far as reminding us of what a great and historic man Powell is to his generation. In their opinion.

Collin Powell should bow his head in shame, resign the GOP as soon as possible and have the courage to say: I am a proud lib! Come out of the closet Collin Powell, who do you think you are kidding?

December 9, 2008

Polish econuts: beavers log illegally

Filed under: Entertainment,Humor,Life,News,Politics,Uncategorized — somoscangrejos @ 2:48 pm
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Some Polish econuts walking along a nature reserve in northern Poland, no this is not a Polish joke, thought they had scored an environmentalists wet dream of a coup. They found what they established were trees with their trunks partially chopped or notched ready to be felled and some 20 neatly stacked tree trunks. In other words an illegal logging site. Being brainwashed and rabid econuts they naturally assumed the worst and without doing any further investigating rolled, hopped, ran or slithered to a police station where a report was filed hoping to expose the bad guys.

Duty bound by the always present threat of a public relations black eye by a militant liberal press if they did not investigate a crime against the environment, the Subkowy police showed up where the econuts declared nature had been defaced and yes they confirmed the econuts had found something. But not being lazy or educated beyond their intelligence, followed a trail created by something or someone that had dragged a tree trunk away.  At the end of the trail many other trees and the culprits were found.

What did they find? A portable illegal saw mill? No. A truck full of illegally felled trees guarded by sweaty, musky smelling loggers cruising for econuts? No but the econuts could always dream. Perhaps a bunch of crazed and deranged stock brokers chopping down trees because they had been fired and could no longer afford to buy arrugula or fetta cheese? Not even close.

Picture a beaver dam. Beavers were to blame. Police reaction to econuts who had wasted their time: you are stupid. There is nothing more natural than a beaver. No word on what the econut response was. They probably told the police to go out and shoot some cows because the methane they fart contributes to global warming.

October 5, 2008

List Of 300+ Celebrities That Support Obama

Filed under: Barak Obama,Election 2008,Entertainment,John McCain,McCain,Movies,Music,News,Obama,Politics,Sarah Palin,Uncategorized — somoscangrejos @ 11:12 pm
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The celebrities listed below this introduction were chosen because they have either been recently in the news or were run across in my non-scientific Internet search. A short explanation is given about some of their comments or actions in favor of Obama but please take it with a large grain of salt as it is in no way complete. In case someone asks, of course there are a small number of stars that support the John McCain / Sarah Palin ticket like Sylvester Stallone, John Voight, Ted Nugent and Charlie Daniels.

It is no secret that most Hollywood and music stars are liberals and have become a reliable source of campaign cash for Democratic candidates. So far the music and entertainment industry has given around $ 15 million to the Obama presidential effort and donated $ 3.4 million to the Hillary Clinton campaign. How did John McCain fare you ask? His campaign has received around $1 million.

Not included are many rap and hip-hop stars like 50 Cent, Chamillionare, Scarface, etc., because around 95% of their community supports Obama’s candidacy. To list them all would take forever. They support Obama by using clothes with Obama’s image on them on stage, by putting up Obama or Obama/Biden banners at their concerts, etc. Almost all speak favorably of the candidate and hope the more outspoken members of their community tone down their support for fear of alienating voters that do not understand what their music is about. Some artists have said they support and will vote for Obama because he is one of them. Others say he is the most qualified for the job with race having nothing to do with their decision. To say that they are excited about this election is an understatement!

Below the stars, more or less in alphabetical order, listed by their last name. Looking for Oprah? She’s under W for Winfrey. How about Jay-Z? He’s under C for Shawn Carter. Homer Simpson? Try S for Homer Simpson. Yes, even Homer tries to vote for Obama.

Enjoy. Or not.

Jeffery Jacobs Abrams (J. J. Abrams): Has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaign.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Amy Adams: October 1, 2008 she appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Yolanda Adams: September 22, 2008 her song “Hold On” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Ben Affleck: July 2004 the actor said he became an Obama supporter after meeting him at the DNC in Boston. March 16, 2008 he and his wife Jennifer Garner hosted an Obama fundraiser in Boston. August 2, 2008 he gave a speech at a fundraiser supporting Obama. Has donated the maximum possible, $ 4,600, to the Obama campaign.

Jessica Alba: February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by the speech he gave in Chicago. August 2008 she was at the DNC in Denver.

Tatyana Ali: February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire. October 1, 2008 she appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Byron Allen: Has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaign.

Pamela Anderson: July 2008 she said, I love him.., I think he’s going to win. September 12, 2008 on her official website is information on how to help get Obama elected president.

Jennifer Aniston: February 20, 2007 she attended a fundraiser for Obama at the Beverly Hilton. She has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaign. October 1, 2008 she appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Adam Arkin: Has donated at least $ 250 to the Obama campaign.

Tichina Arnold: February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by the speech he gave in Chicago.

Patricia Arquette: Has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaign.

Rossana Arquette: Has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaign.

Sean Astin: October 5, 2008 he went to the Flint, Michigan Obama headquarters and talked to campaign voters before they went out to register voters.

Kevin Bacon: Has donated at least $ 2,200 to the Obama campaign. October 1, 2008 he appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Billy Baldwin: He has donated at least $ 1,000.00 to the Obama campaign.

Eric Balfour: December 10, 2007 he attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser. February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Tyra Banks: She has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Ellen Barkin: She has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Charles Barkley: 2007 he gives his full support to Obama saying, I support him wholeheartedly. August 2008 he was present at the DNC in Denver.

Roseanne Barr: October 14, 2004 she is a Green Party supporter but will vote Obama over McCain. She calls Sarah Palin a Caribou Barbie.

Watch her video interview aboard the Guardian bus HERE.

Angela Bassett: She has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Shane Battler: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Jennifer Beals: June 24, 2008 she attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles.

Maria Bello: October 1, 2008 she appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video. She has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Tom Bergeron: He has donated at least $ 1,750.00 to the Obama campaign.

Sandra Bernhard: September 5, 2008 she said she favors Obama and really likes Joe Biden. September 2008, the comedian said that it’s better that Sarah Palin not go to Manhattan because Palin could get gang-raped by some of Bernhard’s big black brothers.

Chuck Berry: June 11, 2008 he endorsed Obama and said, It’s no question, myself being a man of color … Definitely a proud and successful moment for all the people of this country, not just black people, but Americans in general.

Halle Berry: September 8, 2007 she attended the fundraiser Oprah Winfrey hosted for Obama. Has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaign. October 1, 2008 she appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Valerie Bertinelli: She has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Jerome Bettis: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Jessica Biel: December 10, 2007 she attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser. October 11, 2008 she and boyfriend Justin Timberlake stumped for Obama at the Clark County Government Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Watch part 1 of the video where they endorse Obama HERE. Watch part two of the video HERE.

Selma Blair: October 1, 2008 she appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Judy Blume: She has donated the maximum ammout possible, $ 4,600.00, to the Obama campaign.

Steven Bochco: He has donated the maximum ammount possible, $ 4,600.00, to the Obama campaign.

Jon Bon Jovi: On September 5, 2008 the singer and his wife Dorothea hosted over 100 guests for a $ 30,800 per person fund raising diner in favor of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Obama campaign. Obama gave an very short speech, about 8 minutes long, to the guests before mingling.

Andy Borowitz: He has donated at least $ 2,100.00 to the Obama campaign.

Kate Bosworth: October 1, 2008 she appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Russel Brand: September 7, 2008 at the MTV Video Music Awards besides insulting President Bush said, Please….elect Barack Obama.

Zach Braff: February 20, 2007 he attended a fundraiser for Obama at the Beverly Hilton. He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Christopher Bridges (Ludacris): April 2008 in a concert the rapper said Obama had his unwavering support on his bid to become President of the USA. In July 2008 the Obama campaign has distanced themselves from Ludacris because of his song “Politics: Obama is Here” that contains some controversial material the campaign said was outrageously offensive, something akin to: President Bush is mentally handicapped, Vice President Cheney belongs in a wheel chair paralyzed, an Obama presidency is destiny, criticized Reverend Jessie Jackson, and called Hillary Clinton a b***h.

Steve Brill: He has donated the maximum ammount possible, $ 4,600.00, to the Obama campaign.

Christie Brinkley: She has donated at least $ 2,000.00 to the Obama campaign.

James L. Brooks: He has donated the maximum ammount possible, $ 4,600.00, to the Obama campaign.

Mehcad Brooks: December 10, 2007 he attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser.

Pierce Brosnan: September 16, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

Blair Brown: She has donated at least $ 500.00 to the Obama campaign.

Jackson Browne: On August 14, 2008 he sued the Ohio Republican party (ORp) and the Republican National Committee (RNC) because the ORp used his 1977 song “Running on Empty” in a TV ad. The ad poked fun at Obama because of his comments to tune up cars and inflate their tires to make the US independent of foreign oil. Browne has been a liberal all his life and thought that if his music was used in Republican ads the public might think he endorses McCain. Since 2004 he has contributed at least $ 4,300 to Obama’s coffers. After the lawsuit was filed the ORp pulled the ad. Browne is asking for around $75,000 in damages. September 22, 2008 his song “Looking East” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Joy Bryant: August 2008 she was present at the DNC in Denver.

Warren Buffett: He has donated the maximum ammount, $ 4,600.00, to the Obama campaign.

Ken Burns: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

LeVar Burton: He has donated at least $ 300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Candance Bushnell: She has donated at least $ 1,000.00 to the Obama campaign.

Nick Cannon: December 10, 2007 he hosted the Obama fundraiser the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert. February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Kate Capshaw: She has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Shawn Carter (Jay-Z): March 3, 2008 an audio only voice recording made by the rapper is put out asking voters to vote for Obama on the Mar 4 Ohio Democratic primaries. The rapper has said he supports Obama for president. April 2008 after the ABC debate with Hillary Clinton, in a speech a few days later, Obama used the the motion of brushing dirt off his shoulder to make a point. Most people outside of the hip-hop community missed the significance of the gesture but it quickly became controversial. In a mater of days after the controversy that a presidential candidate for the first time ever used hip-hop inspired gestures during a speech had reached a crescendo, it was learned that the gesture could be related to a song by Jay-Z called “Dirt Off Your Shoulder”. The gesture meant shaking those that hate you off or getting rid of negative energy. Obama and his campaign have said that in his iPod Obama has songs by Jay-Z…. September 5, 2008 he performed at a concert to register to vote, and vote for Obama, in Miami.

Michael Chabon: He has donated the maximum ammount, $ 4,600.00, to the Obama campaign.

Don Cheadle: June 24, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles and said, He’s my candidate.

John Cleese: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

George Clooney: February 2007 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles. February 2008 he said that he had been supporting Obama for a year and a half and was very excited about his campaign. August 2008 he attended the DNC in Denver. September 2, 2008 Clooney was the main attraction at an Obama fundraiser in Switzerland where around 170 US Citizens that donated $ 1,000 heard his speech. Later on that night the actor headlined at an intimate diner style Obama fundraiser where 75 donors gave $ 10,000 each for the campaign. He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Glenn Close: Has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaign.

Cliff Collins: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Sean “Diddy” Combs: June 24, 2008 at the BET Awards show the rapper endorsed Obama for President saying that if everyone registered to vote Obama will be the first black president in the history of America, then chanted “Obama or Die”. On August 31, 2008 Diddy posted his video blog “Diddy Obama Blog # 16: Attention John McCain” saying he does not agree with McCain as he is making crazy decisions like choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate because, Diddy said, there are no crackheads, black people and not enough crime in Alaska. He added that instead of Palin, McCain should have chosen Michelle Obama as his running mate. October 2, 2008 on his new blog “Diddy Blog # 24: Sarah Palin Scares Me!!” the singer says, well, that Palin scares him.

Watch the Diddy Blog # 24:

Watch the Diddy Obama blog # 16:

Harry Connick Jr.: He has donated the maximum ammount, $ 4,600.00, to the Obama campaign.

Kevin Connolly: October 1, 2008 he appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Courteney Cox: October 1, 2008 she appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Daniel Craig: October 2008 as an Englishman he cannot vote in the USA elections but he says in a Playboy magazine interview that Barack Obama is pushing things in the right direction and that he is hopeful for the first time in a long, long while.

Cindy Crawford: September 8, 2007 she attended the fundraiser Oprah Winfrey hosted for Obama. June 24, 2008 she attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles. She has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Sheryl Crow: August 25, 2008 she performed at the DNC in Denver. September 22, 2008 her song “Out of Our heads” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Alan Cumming: August 2008 he was present at the DNC in Denver. He has donated at least $ 500.00 to the Obama campaign.

Jamie Lee Curtis: September 16, 2008 she attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills. She has donated the maximum ammount, $ 4,600.00, to the Obama campaign.

Timothy Daly: August 2008 he was present at the DNC in Denver.

Matt Damon: August 2, 2008 he gave a speech at a fundraiser supporting Obama. September 2008 in an interview the actor compared Sarah Palin’s candidacy to a bad Disney movie and would like to ask her if dinosaurs were alive 4,000 years ago. He has donated the maximum, $ 4,600.00, to the Obama campaign.

Anna David: February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Larry David: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Geena Davis: She has donated the maximum ammount, $ 4,600.00, to the Obama campaign.

Jonathan Davis (Q-Tip): February 4, 2008 he released a statement endorsing Barack Obama.

Rosario Dawson: August 2008 she was present at the DNC in Denver.

Antar Dayal: He is part of the group Artists for Obama who donate their work to the campaign so they can raise money and grow the Obama movement. His contribution is a print titled “Yes We Can”.

Ellen DeGeneres: October 1, 2008 she appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Robert De Niro: December 8, 2006 when asked whom he would like to see as president the actor responded Hillary or Obama, one of the two. February 4, 2008 De Niro appeared at an Obama rally. He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Kate del Castillo: February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by his speech given in Chicago.

Danny Devito: He has donated at least $ 2,000.00 to the Obama campaign.

Leonardo DiCaprio: September 16, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills. October 1, 2008 he appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video:

Taye Diggs: December 10, 2007 he attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser. He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Paul Dooley: He has donated the maximum ammount, $ 4,600.00, to the Obama campaign.

Michael Douglas: He has donated the maximum ammount, $ 4,600.00, to the Obama campaign.

Fran Drescher: August 22, 2008 she attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

Jermaine Dupri: December 10, 2007 he attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser.

Jesse Dylan: February 2, 2008 he worked on the pro Obama video “Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire. February 29, 2008 he worked on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech given by Obama in Chicago.

Anthony Edwards: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Jenny-Bea Englishman (Esthero): February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Michael Eisner: He has donated at least $ 500.00 to the Obama campaign.

Hector Elizondo: He has donated at least $ 200.00 to the Obama campaign.

Omar Epps: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Jennifer Esposito: December 10, 2007 she attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser.

Melissa Etheridge: August 2008 she was in Denver for the DNC.

Linda Evans: September 8, 2007 she attended the fundraiser Oprah Winfrey hosted for Obama. She has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Shepard Fairey: He is part of the group Artists for Obama who donate their work to the campaign so they can raise money and grow the Obama movement. His contribution is a print titled “Change”.

Vera Farmiga: February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Will Ferrell: September 16, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

Tina Fey: September 21, 2008 at the 2008 Emmy Awards she said about Sarah Palin, I want to be done playing this lady Nov. 5. So if anybody can help me be done playing this lady Nov. 5, that would be good for me.

Milos Forman: He has donated at least $ 3,050.00 to the Obama campaign.

Jodi Foster: September 16, 2008 she attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills. Has donated at least $ 3,300 to the Obama campaign.

Michael J. Fox: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Jamie Foxx: September 8, 2007 he attended the fundraiser Oprah Winfrey hosted for Obama. August 22, 2008 the actor attended a fundraiser for Obama in Beverly Hills with his daughter. August 2008 he was present at the DNC in Denver. September 16, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills. Has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaign. October 1, 2008 he appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Jonathan Franzen: He has donated at least $ 1,000.00 to the Obama campaign.

Morgan Freeman: February 20, 2007 he attended a fundraiser for Obama at the Beverly Hilton. 2007 he endorsed Obama but will not campaign with him. Freeman says he is an actor not a politician. He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Jim Gaffigan: He has donated at least $ 1,250.00 to the Obama campaign.

Troy Garity: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Jeff Garlin: He has donated at least $ 250.00 to the Obama campaign.

Jennifer Garner: March 16, 2008 she and husband Ben Affleck hosted an Obama fundraiser in Boston. August 2, 2008 she gave a speech at a fundraiser supporting Obama. She has donated the maximun, $ 4,600.00, to the Obama campaign.

David Geffen: February 20, 2007 along with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg they hosted a fundraiser for Obama at the Beverly Hilton. September 16, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills. He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Richard Gere: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Gina Gershon: September 10, 2008 she appears in a skit satirizing Sarah Palin.

Watch the video HERE.

Jamie Gertz: She has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Thomas Gibson: He has donated at least $ 1,000.00 to the Obama campaign.

Jaime Luis Gomez (Taboo): February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a he gave in Chicago.

Fred Goldring: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Cuba Gooding Jr.: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Goo Goo Dolls: December 10, 2007 they performed at the Obama fundraiser the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert.

Berry Gordy: He has donated the maximum ammount, $ 4,600.00, to the Obama campaign.

Lou Gossett Jr.: He has donated the maximum ammount, $ 4,600.00, to the Obama campaign.

Topher Grace: He has donated the maximum ammount, $ 4,600.00, to the Obama campaign.

Macy Gray: February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by his speech given in Chicago.

Brian Grazer: He has donated the maximum ammount, $ 4,600.00, to the Obama campaign.

Bryan Greenberg: December 10, 2007 he attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser. February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Kathy Griffin: August 22, 2008 she attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

John Grisham: He has donated at least $ 1,000.00 to the Obama campaign.

Jasmine Guy: She has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Luis Guzman: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by his speech given in Chicago.

Tyrese Gybson: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by the speech he gave in Chicago.

Herbie Hancock: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire. He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Chelsea Handler: 2008 She used an Obama t-shirt while conducting her show.

Tom Hanks: February 2007 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles. May 4, 2008 in a video he endorsed Obama for president. Has given money to both Hillary Clinton and Obama besides many other Democratic politicians. Has donated the maximum possible, $ 4,600, to the Obama campaign.

Scott Hansen: He is part of the group Artists for Obama who donate their work to the campaign so they can raise money and grow the Obama movement. His contribution is a print titled “Progress”.

Frances E. Harper (Hill Harper): February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Ed Harris: He has donated at least $ 2,000.00 to the Obama campaign.

Emmylou Harris: She has donated at least $ 2,000.00 to the Obama campaign.

Mariette Hartley: She has donated at least $ 250.00 to the Obama campaign.

Teri Hatcher: She has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Sean Hayes: He has donated at least $ 1,000.00 to the Obama campaign.

Dennis Haysbert: September 16, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills. He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Heart: On September 4, 2008 a ”cease-and-desist” letter was sent by singers Ann and Nancy Willson to the McCain campaign because they were using their 1970’s song “Barracuda” without their permission. The sisters added that if the McCain campaign had asked for permission it would have been denied. Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s nickname in High School was Sarah Barracuda thus the use of the song. The campaign says they have paid all necessary licenses to ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) and the song is available for public performances as long as the licensing fees are paid.

Christie Hefner: She has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Hugh Hefner: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Jonah Hill: October 1, 2008 he appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Cheryl Hines: She has donated at least $ 1,000.00 to the Obama campaign.

Dustin Hoffman: October 1, 2008 he appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video. He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Susanna Hoffs: February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago. She has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Bruce Hornsby: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Djimon Hounsou: October 1, 2008 he appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Josh Howard: July 2008 at the Allen Iverson charity football game said, God d**m [the] national anthem. After someone said Obama 08 the player said, Obama and all that s***t.

Ron Howard: February 20, 2007 he attended a fundraiser for Obama at the Beverly Hilton. September 16, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills. He has donated the maximum ammount, $ 4,600.00, to the Obama campaign.

Kelly Hu: February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Phil Jackson: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Randy Jackson: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Samuel L. Jackson: February 24, 2008 the actor passed up an opportunity to present an Oscar at the 2008 Academy Awards because he was going to be at an Obama rally in Texas. June 24, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles. September 3, 2008 the actor and his wife La Tanya hosted guests at their home for a fundraiser in favor of the Obama Victory Fund, Michelle Obama was the headliner.

Cheryl James (Salt): February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired a speech he gave in Chicago.

Jay Jenkins (Young Jeezy): in July 2008 he said he is the Democratic party, he does not plan to vote for McCain and supports Barack Obama. He sometimes wears the message “My President is Black” during his appearances.

Joan Jett: She has donated at least $ 250.00 to the Obama campaign.

Billy Joel: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Scalett Johannson: December 10, 2007 she attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser. February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire. September 3, 2008 she attended the fundraiser given by Samuel L. Jackson and his wife in favor of the Obama Victory Fund, Michelle Obama was the headliner. She has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Kevin Johnson: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Magic Johnson: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Nasir Jones (Nas): June 2008 he was the first to come out with a song about Obama’s run for the presidency titled “Black President”. On July 24, 2008 Nas said he was not endorsing Obama but does believes in Obama and that Obama is hope, change and the smartest president[ial] [candidate] he’s heard speak ever since Jimmy Carter’s time when Nas started paying attention. On the other hand, he added that Conservatives are scared of young rappers and people like him who are changing the world with their music because they do not understand them.

Spike Jonze: He has donated at least $ 2,000.00 to the Obama campaign.

Michael Jordan: He has donated at least $ 2,100.00 to the Obama campaign.

Ashley Judd: August 2008 she was present at the DNC in Denver.

Casey Kasem: He has donated at least $ 1,000.00 to the Obama campaign.

Jeffrey Katzenberg: February 20, 2007 along with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen they hosted a fundraiser for Obama at the Beverly Hilton. September 16, 2008 he was present at an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills. He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Suai Kee: September 22, 2008 her song “Am I All Alone” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Garrison Keillor: He has donated at least $ 200.00 to the Obama campaign.

Video of Keillor endorsing Obama:

David E. Kelley: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Ryan Key: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired a speech he gave in Chicago.

Alicia Keyes: June 24, 2008 at the BET Awards show said black people should erase the word can’t from their vocabulary, together we can do anything, and Obama y’all.

Margot Kidder: She has donated at least $ 500.00 to the Obama campaign.

Anthony Kiedis: December 10, 2007 he attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser. October 1, 2008 she appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Don King: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Regina King: February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Calvin Klein: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Heidi Klum: June 24, 2008 she attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles.

Michael Kors: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Ed Kowalczyk: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Zoe Kravitz: February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by his speech given in Chicago.

Ashton Kutcher: September 27, 2008 the actor along with his wife Demi Moore spoke at an Obama Rally in Iowa State University. They called President Bush an Idiot. Take a look at the video by Bill O’Reilly from The O’Reilly Factor that aired on Fox News. September 30, 2008 he and his wife Demi Moore made a video in favor of Obama, look at the video below. October 1, 2008 he appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Segment from The O’Reilly Factor:

Pro Obama ad by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore:

Another Ashton/Demi video in favour of Obama:

Cedric Antonio Kyles (Cedric The Entertainer): He has donated at least $ 2,500.00 to the Obama campaign.

Don LaFontaine (1940-2008): He has donated at least $ 3,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Christine Lahti: She has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Jim Lampley: He has donated at least $ 1,000.00 to the Obama campaign.

Jessica Lange: She has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

John Larroquette: He has donated at least $ 1,500.00 to the Obama campaign.

Cyndi Lauper: August 2008 she was present at the DNC in Denver.

Sharon Lawrence: She has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Shontelle Layne (Shontelle): September 22, 2008 her song “Battle Cry” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Norman Lear: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Spike Lee: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

John Legend: 2007 in an interview he said, [Obama] is the right man for right now. November 10, 2007 he performed at an Obama rally in Iowa. February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire. April 14, 2008 Legend performed a song titled “If you’re Out There” in an Obama rally at Penn State. September 22, 2008 his song “Pride In The Name Of Love” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99. He has donated the maximum ammount, $ 4,600.00, to the Obama campaign.

John Leguizamo: February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by his speech given in Chicago.

Sugar Ray Leonard: June 24, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles.

Andres Levin: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Adam Levine: September 22, 2008 his colaborative song with Kanye West and Malik Yusef “Promised Land” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99. October 1, 2008 he appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Matthew Lillard: December 10, 2007 he attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser.

Laura Linney: October 1, 2008 she appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

John Lithgow: He has donated at least $ 1,000.00 to the Obama campaign.

Lindsay Lohan: September 14, 2008 she said, I believe Barack Obama is the best choice, in this election, for president. September 17, 2008 it seems the Obama campaign turned down the actresses offer to host events to get younger voters to vote for Obama because of her party girl image. September 18, 2008 Lohan’s dad, Michael Lohan, commented that Obama had done the same things his daughter has done when he was young and if Obama has gotten ahead he should give others the benefit of the doubt because if he could change his life so can others.

Nia Long: August 22, 2008 she attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills. She has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Eva Longoria Parker: October 1, 2008 she appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video. October 4, 2008 she was in Colorado visiting college campuses telling students to resgister and to vote for Obama.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Los Lonely Boys: September 22, 2008 their song “Make It Better” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

George Lopez: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by his speech given in Chicago.

Jennifer Lopez: August 2008 she was in Denver for the DNC.

Julia Louis-Dreyfuss: She has contributed the maximum ammount, $ 4,600.00, to the Obama campaign.

Sidney Lumet: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Erick Mabius: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Seth MacFarlane: He has donated at least $ 1,000.00 to the Obama campaign.

Bernie Mack: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Madonna: August 25, 2008 in her “Sticky and Sweet” tour the singer uses a negative video montage with Adolf Hitler, Robert Mugabe, destruction, and global warming; for the Obama video montage she uses a positive message with John Lennon, Al Gore and Mahatma Gandhi. October 6, 2008 at a Madison Square Garden concert she said that Sarah Palin was not welcome at her concert, Sarah f***ing Palin, and get that bi*** out of here.

Tobey Maguire: September 16, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills. October 1, 2008 he appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video. He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Norman Mailer: He has donated at least $ 200.00 to the Obama campaign.

Natalie Maines: She has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Barry Manilow: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Taryn Manning: February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Stephon Marbury: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Branford Marsalis: He has donated the maximum ammount, $ 4,600.00, to the Obama campaign.

Dave Matthews: August 25, 2008 he performed at the DNC in Denver.

John Mayer: September 22, 2008 his song “Waiting On The World To Change”” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroos Movemet” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet at $ 24.99.

Auden McCaw: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Benjamin McKenzie: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

John Cougar Mellencamp: February 4, 2008 the singer was annoyed that the McCain campaign was using his music at their rallies so his representatives asked the campaign to stop using his music. February 8, 2008 the McCain campaign said they will stop using Mellencamp’s music at their rallies. Mellencamp is a long-time liberal and has played at John Edwards, Hillary Clinton, Wesley Clark, Howard Dean and Barack Obama rallies.

Bette Midler: She has donated the maximum ammount, $ 4,600.00, to the Obama campaign.

Omar Benson Miller: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Buddy Miller: September 22, 2008 his song “Wide River” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Demi Moore: September 27, 2008 the actress along with her husband Ashton Kutcher spoke at an Obama Rally in Iowa State University. They called President Bush an Idiot. Take a look at the video by Bill O’Reilly from The O’Reilly Factor that aired on Fox News. September 30, 2008 she and her husband Ashton Kutcher made a video in favor of Obama, look at the video below. October 1, 2008 she appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Segment from The O’Reilly Factor:

Pro Obama ad by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore:

Another Ashton/Moore video in favour of Obama:

Kevin Moore (Keb’ Mo’): September 22, 2008 his song “America The Beautiful” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Esai Morales: October 1, 2008 he appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Toni Morrison: He has donated at least $ 1,000.00 to the Obama campaign.

Rob Morrow: He has donated at least $ 500.00 to the Obama campaign.

Anson Mount: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Alonzo Mourning: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Enrique Murciano: December 10, 2007 he attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser. February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Eddie Murphy: February 20, 2007 he attended a fundraiser for Obama at the Beverly Hilton. He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Seth Myers: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Jeniffer Nettles: August 25, 2008 she performed at the DNC in Denver.

Paul Newman: Has donated the maximum, $4,600, to the Obama campaign.

Randy Newman: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Craig Newmar: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Austin Nichols: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Mike Nichols: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Leonard Nimoy: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Cyntia Nixon: He has donated at least $ 1,000.00 to the Obama campaign.

Amaury Nolasco: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Edward Norton: He has donated the maximum ammount, $ 4,600.00, to the Obama campaign.

Rosie O’Donnell: She has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adelo Samuel (Seal): June 24, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles.

Eric Christian Olsen: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Frank Oz: He has donated at least $ 2,300.00 to the Obama campaign.

Ozomatli: September 22, 2008 their song “Love & Hope” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Samuel Page: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Adrianne Palicki: February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Gwyneth Paltrow: August 4, 2008 in the video titled “Where on Earth will YOU vote?”, produced by Democrats Abroad, she asks ex-pats to vote.

You can see the video HERE:

Nate Parker: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Mario Van Peebles: August 22, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

Kal Penn: December 10, 2007 he attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser. October 4, 2008 he was in Colorado visiting college campuses telling students to resgister and to vote for Obama.

Harold Perrineau, Jr.: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Ryan Phillippe: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by his speech given in Chicago.

Jesse Plemons: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Sidney Poitier: September 8, 2007 he attended the fundraiser Oprah Winfrey hosted for Obama.

Natalie Portman: October 1, 2008 she appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Dennis Quaid: June 24, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles and said, [Obama is] the Superman for everyone.

Lonnie Rashied Lynn (Common): February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Ryan Reynolds: December 10, 2007 he attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser.

Giovanni Ribisi: October 1, 2008 he appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Alfonso Ribeiro: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Lionel Richie: September 22, 2008 his song “Eternity” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Jackson Roach: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Eric Roberts: August 22, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

Chris Rock: September 8, 2007 he attended the fundraiser Oprah Winfrey hosted for Obama. September 16, 2008 he attended an Obama funraiser in Beverly Hills.

Adam Rodriguez: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire. October 4, 2008 he was in Colorado visiting college campuses telling students to resgister and to vote for Obama.

Freddy Rodriguez: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Tracee Ellis Ross: February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Maya Rubin: February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Johnathon Schaech: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Nicole Scherzinger: December 10, 2007 she attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser. February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Richard Schiff: August 2008 he was present at the DNC in Denver.

Jill Scott: September 22, 2008 her song “One Is The Magic #” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Kyra Sedgwick: October 1, 2008 she appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Noah Segan: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Sarah Silverman: September 16, 2008 she attended and Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills. September 2008 she made a video asking young people to travel to Florida and convince their parents to vote for Obama. October 1, 2008 she appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Homer Simpson: October 2008 Homer tries to vote for Obama.

Watch Homer trying to vote HERE.

Tom Skerritt: Has donated at least $ 1,000 to the Obama campaign.

Shaffer Chimere Smith (Ne-Yo): December 10, 2007 he performed at the Obama fundraiser the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert.

Will Smith: September 8, 2007 he attended the fundraiser Oprah Winfrey hosted for Obama. August 2008 the actor was present at the DNC in Denver. Has donated the maximum, $ 4,600, to the Obama campaign.

Steven Spielberg: February 20, 2007 along with David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg they hosted a fundraiser for Obama at the Beverly Hilton. September 16, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

Bruce Springsteen: April 2008 the Boss endorses Obama for president in a message to his fans. October 4, 2008 he performed at an Obama “Vote for Change” registration rally at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.

Ken Stacey: September 22, 2008 his song “America” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Dave Stewart: September 22, 2008 his song “American Prayer” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Ben Stiller: February 20, 2007 he attended a fundraiser for Obama at the Beverly Hilton.

Barbara Streisand: February 2007 she attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles. July 1, 2008 the singer endorsed Obama for President. September 3, 2008 she attended the fundraiser given by Samuel L. Jackson and his wife in favor of the Obama Victory Fund, Michelle Obama was the headliner. September 16, 2008 Streisand sang at an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

Ethan Suplee: October 1, 2008 he appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Christine Taylor: February 20, 2007 she attended a fundraiser for Obama at the Beverly Hilton.

Charlize Theron: August 2008 she was present at the DNC in Denver.

Justin Timberlake: October 11, 2008 he and girlfriend Jessica Biel stumped for Obama at the Clark County Government Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Watch part 1 of the video where they endorse Obama HERE. Watch part two of the video HERE.

Michelle Trachtenberg: October 1, 2008 she appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Kathleen Turner: September 21, 2008 she attended a women’s rally for Obama in New York.

Aisha Tyler: February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire. August 2008 she was present at the DNC in Denver.

Usher Raymond IV (Usher): October 1, 2008 she appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Amber Valleta: February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in News Hampshire.

Kate Walsh: October 20, 2007 she attended an Obama fundraiser at Hancock Park, California. December 10, 2007 she attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser. February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire. February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago. March 29, 2008 she helped Obama campaign in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Malcolm Jamal Warner: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by his speech given in Chicago.

Isaiah Washington: August 21 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills. Has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaign.

Kerry Washington: February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Dereck Watkins (Fonzworth Bentley): February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Sigourney Weaver: October 10, 2008 she said Sarah Palin does not represent her and that she is incensed about Sarah Palin.

Kanye West: September 22, 2008 his colaborative song with Malik Yusef and Adam Levine “Promised Land” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Forest Whitaker: October 1, 2008 he appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video HERE.

Olivia Wilde: December 10, 2007 she attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser.

Gene Wilder: He has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaign.

WILL.I.AM (Black Eyed Peas): December 10, 2007 he attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser. February 2, 2008 he makes a pro Obama video titled “Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.  February 29, 2008 he makes the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a line from an Obama speech given in Chicago after winning 14 states in Super Tuesday. The line was, We are the ones we are waiting for. June 24, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles. He has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaig. October 1, 2008 he appears on the “Don’t Vote (5 friends)” register and vote for Obama video.

Watch the Don’t Vote video:

Benjamin Winans (BeBe): September 22, 2008 his song “I Have A Dream” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Oprah Winfrey: On September 5, 2008 the Drudge Report said that the show is receiving a lot of emails asking that Sarah Palin be on. Half of the staff really wants Palin to appear but that Oprah and a couple of her people do not because it might hurt Obama. In 2007 continues the Drudge Report, conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was not allowed to go on when he was promoting his book. Later on September 5, 2008 Oprah stated to TMZ that she would love to have Palin on, after the election, as the staff had not discussed the Palin appearance and she had made the decision not have her show become a platform for candidates. Oprah has said about Obama: That would be my favorite guy, ….I know him well enough to believe in his moral authority. And that is the number one reason why I am supporting him, ..my Senator, my favorite Senator, and my choice. He appeared twice on Oprah, in January 2005 and October 2006, before she gave him her formal endorsement. On September 25, 2006 Oprah, on Larry King Live, said she hoped Obama ran for President. May 2007 Oprah formally endorses Obama for President. September 8, 2007 Oprah hosted an Obama fundraiser for 1,500 guests, each one donating $ 2,300 to his campaign. From November 2007 to February 2008 Oprah campaigned with Obama in Iowa, South Carolina, New Hampshire and in California. Many opine it was Oprah that introduced Obama to white American women and because of her active support suffered a huge backlash that continues to these days. August 2008 she was at the DNC in Denver praising Obama’s acceptance speech. September 2008 two University of Maryland economists say Oprah’s endorsement has given Obama approximately 1 million votes he would not have gotten otherwise. September 2008 she asked her viewers to support Senate bill 1738 proposed by Senator Joe Biden and endorsed by Senator Barack Obama. September 2008 Oprah again said her staff had not brought up having Sarah Palin on her show but would like to have her on after the election. She has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaign.

Steve Wonder: September 8, 2007 he performed at the fundraiser Oprah Winfrey hosted for Obama. August 28, 2008 he sang the song “Signed Sealed Delivered” at the DNC in Denver. September 22, 2008 his song “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Joanne Woodward: Has donated the maximum, $ 4,600, to the Obama campaign.

Sarah Wright: February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Malik Yusef: September 22, 2008 his colaborative song with Kanye West and Adam Levine “Promised Land” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

September 29, 2008

List of Hollywood and music stars that support Obama

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UPDATE October 5, 2008: An updated and much longer list has been posted HERE.

The stars were chosen because they have either been recently in the news or were run across in my non-scientific Internet search. A short explanation is given about some of their comments or actions in favor of Obama but please take it with a large grain of salt as it is in no way complete. In case someone asks, of course there are a small number of stars that support the John McCain / Sarah Palin ticket like Sylvester Stallone, John Voight, Ted Nugent and Charlie Daniels.

It is no secret that most Hollywood and music stars are liberals and have become a reliable source of campaign cash for Democratic candidates. So far according to the Center for Responsive Politics the music and entertainment industry has given over $ 5.6 million to the Obama presidential effort and donated $ 3.4 million to the Hillary Clinton campaign. How did John McCain fare you ask? His campaign has received $ 885,000, total.

Not included are many rap and hip-hop stars like 50 Cent, Chamillionare, Scarface, etc., because around 95% of their community supports Obama’s candidacy. To list them all would take forever. They support Obama by using clothes with Obama’s image on them on stage, by putting up Obama or Obama/Biden banners at their concerts, etc. Almost all speak favorably of the candidate and hope the more outspoken members of their community tone down their support for fear of alienating voters that do not understand what their music is about. Some artists have said they support and will vote for Obama because he is one of them. Others say he is the most qualified for the job with race having nothing to do with their decision. To say that they are excited about this election is an understatement!

Below the stars, more or less in alphabetical order, listed by their last name. Looking for Oprah? She’s under W for Winfrey. How about Jay-Z? He’s under C for Shawn Carter. Linda Evans? Try E for Linda Evans.

Enjoy. Or not.

Jeffery Jacobs Abrams (J. J. Abrams): Has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaign.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Yolanda Adams: September 22, 2008 her song “Hold On” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Ben Affleck: July 2004 the actor said he became an Obama supporter after meeting him at the DNC in Boston. March 16, 2008 he and his wife Jennifer Garner hosted an Obama fundraiser in Boston. August 2, 2008 he gave a speech at a fundraiser supporting Obama. Has donated the maximum possible, $ 4,600, to the Obama campaign.

Jessica Alba: February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by the speech he gave in Chicago. August 2008 she was at the DNC in Denver.

Tatyana Ali: February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Byron Allen: Has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaign.

Pamela Anderson: July 2008 she said, I love him.., I think he’s going to win. September 12, 2008 on her official website is information on how to help get Obama elected president.

Jennifer Aniston: February 20, 2007 she attended a fundraiser for Obama at the Beverly Hilton. She has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaign.

Adam Arkin: Has donated at least $ 250 to the Obama campaign.

Tichina Arnold: February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by the speech he gave in Chicago.

Patricia Arquette: Has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaign.

Rossana Arquette: Has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaign.

Kevin Bacon: Has donated at least $ 2,200 to the Obama campaign.

Eric Balfour: December 10, 2007 he attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser. February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Charles Barkley: 2007 he gives his full support to Obama saying, I support him wholeheartedly. August 2008 he was present at the DNC in Denver.

Jennifer Beals: June 24, 2008 she attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles.

Sandra Bernhard: September 5, 2008 she said she favors Obama and really likes Joe Biden. September 2008, the comedian said that it’s better that Sarah Palin not go to Manhattan because Palin could get gang-raped by some of Bernhard’s big black brothers.

Chuck Berry: June 11, 2008 he endorsed Obama and said, It’s no question, myself being a man of color … Definitely a proud and successful moment for all the people of this country, not just black people, but Americans in general.

Halle Berry: September 8, 2007 she attended the fundraiser Oprah Winfrey hosted for Obama. Has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaign.

Jessica Biel: December 10, 2007 she attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser. 

Jon Bon Jovi: On September 5, 2008 the singer and his wife Dorothea hosted over 100 guests for a $ 30,800 per person fund raising diner in favor of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Obama campaign. Obama gave an very short speech, about 8 minutes long, to the guests before mingling.

Russel Brand: September 7, 2008 at the MTV Video Music Awards besides insulting President Bush said, Please….elect Barack Obama.

Zach Braff: February 20, 2007 he attended a fundraiser for Obama at the Beverly Hilton.

Christopher Bridges (Ludacris): April 2008 in a concert the rapper said Obama had his unwavering support on his bid to become President of the USA. In July 2008 the Obama campaign has distanced themselves from Ludacris because of his song “Politics: Obama is Here” that contains some controversial material the campaign said was outrageously offensive, something akin to: President Bush is mentally handicapped, Vice President Cheney belongs in a wheel chair paralyzed, an Obama presidency is destiny, criticized Reverend Jessie Jackson, and called Hillary Clinton a b***h.

Mehcad Brooks: December 10, 2007 he attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser.

Pierce Brosnan: September 16, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

Jackson Browne: On August 14, 2008 he sued the Ohio Republican party (ORp) and the Republican National Committee (RNC) because the ORp used his 1977 song “Running on Empty” in a TV ad. The ad poked fun at Obama because of his comments to tune up cars and inflate their tires to make the US independent of foreign oil. Browne has been a liberal all his life and thought that if his music was used in Republican ads the public might think he endorses McCain. Since 2004 he has contributed at least $ 4,300 to Obama’s coffers. After the lawsuit was filed the ORp pulled the ad. Browne is asking for around $75,000 in damages. September 22, 2008 his song “Looking East” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Joy Bryant: August 2008 she was present at the DNC in Denver.

Nick Cannon: December 10, 2007 he hosted the Obama fundraiser the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert. February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Shawn Carter (Jay-Z): March 3, 2008 an audio only voice recording made by the rapper is put out asking voters to vote for Obama on the Mar 4 Ohio Democratic primaries. The rapper has said he supports Obama for president. April 2008 after the ABC debate with Hillary Clinton, in a speech a few days later, Obama used the the motion of brushing dirt off his shoulder to make a point. Most people outside of the hip-hop community missed the significance of the gesture but it quickly became controversial. In a mater of days after the controversy that a presidential candidate for the first time ever used hip-hop inspired gestures during a speech had reached a crescendo, it was learned that the gesture could be related to a song by Jay-Z called “Dirt Off Your Shoulder”. The gesture meant shaking those that hate you off or getting rid of negative energy. Obama and his campaign have said that in his iPod Obama has songs by Jay-Z….

Don Cheadle: June 24, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles and said, He’s my candidate.

George Clooney: February 2007 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles. February 2008 he said that he had been supporting Obama for a year and a half and was very excited about his campaign. August 2008 he attended the DNC in Denver. September 2, 2008 Clooney was the main attraction at an Obama fundraiser in Switzerland where around 170 US Citizens that donated $ 1,000 heard his speech. Later on that night the actor headlined at an intimate diner style Obama fundraiser where 75 donors gave $ 10,000 each for the campaign.

Glenn Close: Has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaign.

Cliff Collins: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Sean “Diddy” Combs: June 24, 2008 at the BET Awards show the rapper endorsed Obama for President saying that if everyone registered to vote Obama will be the first black president in the history of America, then chanted “Obama or Die”. On August 31, 2008 Diddy posted his video blog “Diddy Obama Blog # 16: Attention John McCain” saying he does not agree with McCain as he is making crazy decisions like choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate because, Diddy said, there are no crackheads, black people and not enough crime in Alaska. He added that instead of Palin, McCain should have chosen Michelle Obama as his running mate.

Cindy Crawford: September 8, 2007 she attended the fundraiser Oprah Winfrey hosted for Obama. June 24, 2008 she attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles.

Sheryl Crow: August 25, 2008 she performed at the DNC in Denver. September 22, 2008 her song “Out of Our heads” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Alan Cumming: August 2008 he was present at the DNC in Denver.

Jamie Lee Curtis: September 16, 2008 she attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

Timothy Daly: August 2008 he was present at the DNC in Denver.

Matt Damon: August 2, 2008 he gave a speech at a fundraiser supporting Obama. September 2008 in an interview the actor compared Sarah Palin’s candidacy to a bad Disney movie and would like to ask her if dinosaurs were alive 4,000 years ago.

Anna David: February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Jonathan Davis (Q-Tip): February 4, 2008 he released a statement endorsing Barack Obama.

Rosario Dawson: August 2008 she was present at the DNC in Denver.

Antar Dayal: He is part of the group Artists for Obama who donate their work to the campaign so they can raise money and grow the Obama movement. His contribution is a print titled “Yes We Can”.

Robert De Niro: December 8, 2006 when asked whom he would like to see as president the actor responded Hillary or Obama, one of the two. February 4, 2008 De Niro appeared at an Obama rally.

Kate del Castillo: February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by his speech given in Chicago.

Leonardo DiCaprio: September 16, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

Taye Diggs: December 10, 2007 he attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser.

Fran Drescher: August 22, 2008 she attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

Jermaine Dupri: December 10, 2007 he attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser.

Jesse Dylan: February 2, 2008 he worked on the pro Obama video “Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire. February 29, 2008 he worked on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech given by Obama in Chicago.

Jenny-Bea Englishman (Esthero): February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Jennifer Esposito: December 10, 2007 she attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser.

Melissa Etheridge: August 2008 she was in Denver for the DNC.

Linda Evans: September 8, 2007 she attended the fundraiser Oprah Winfrey hosted for Obama.

Shepard Fairey: He is part of the group Artists for Obama who donate their work to the campaign so they can raise money and grow the Obama movement. His contribution is a print titled “Change”.

Vera Farmiga: February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Will Ferrell: September 16, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

Jodi Foster: September 16, 2008 she attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills. Has donated at least $ 1,000 to the Obama campaign.

Jamie Foxx: September 8, 2007 he attended the fundraiser Oprah Winfrey hosted for Obama. August 22, 2008 the actor attended a fundraiser for Obama in Beverly Hills with his daughter. August 2008 he was present at the DNC in Denver. September 16, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills. Has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaign.

Morgan Freeman: February 20, 2007 he attended a fundraiser for Obama at the Beverly Hilton. 2007 he endorsed Obama but will not campaign with him. Freeman says he is an actor not a politician.

Troy Garity: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Jennifer Garner: March 16, 2008 she and husband Ben Affleck hosted an Obama fundraiser in Boston. August 2, 2008 she gave a speech at a fundraiser supporting Obama.

David Geffen: February 20, 2007 along with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg they hosted a fundraiser for Obama at the Beverly Hilton. September 16, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

Jaime Luis Gomez (Taboo): February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a he gave in Chicago.

Fred Goldring: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Goo Goo Dolls: December 10, 2007 they performed at the Obama fundraiser the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert.

Bryan Greenberg: December 10, 2007 he attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser. February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Macy Gray: February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by his speech given in Chicago.

Kathy Griffin: August 22, 2008 she attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

Luis Guzman: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by his speech given in Chicago.

Tyrese Gybson: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by the speech he gave in Chicago.

Scott Hansen: He is part of the group Artists for Obama who donate their work to the campaign so they can raise money and grow the Obama movement. His contribution is a print titled “Progress”.

Dennis Haysbert: September 16, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

Heart: On September 4, 2008 a ”cease-and-desist” letter was sent by singers Ann and Nancy Willson to the McCain campaign because they were using their 1970’s song “Barracuda” without their permission. The sisters added that if the McCain campaign had asked for permission it would have been denied. Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s nickname in High School was Sarah Barracuda thus the use of the song. The campaign says they have paid all necessary licenses to ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) and the song is available for public performances as long as the licensing fees are paid.

Herbie Hancock: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Tom Hanks: February 2007 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles. May 4, 2008 in a video he endorsed Obama for president. Has given money to both Hillary Clinton and Obama besides many other Democratic politicians. Has donated the maximum possible, $ 4,600, to the Obama campaign.

Frances E. Harper (Hill Harper): February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Susanna Hoffs: February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Josh Howard: July 2008 at the Allen Iverson charity football game said, God d**m [the] national anthem. After someone said Obama 08 the player said, Obama and all that s***t.

Ron Howard: February 20, 2007 he attended a fundraiser for Obama at the Beverly Hilton. September 16, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

Kelly Hu: February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Samuel L. Jackson: February 24, 2008 the actor passed up an opportunity to present an Oscar at the 2008 Academy Awards because he was going to be at an Obama rally in Texas. June 24, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles. September 3, 2008 the actor and his wife La Tanya hosted guests at their home for a fundraiser in favor of the Obama Victory Fund, Michelle Obama was the headliner.

Cheryl James (Salt): February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired a speech he gave in Chicago.

Jay Jenkins (Young Jeezy): in July 2008 he said he is the Democratic party, he does not plan to vote for McCain and supports Barack Obama. He sometimes wears the message “My President is Black” during his appearances.

Scalett Johannson: December 10, 2007 she attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser. February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire. September 3, 2008 she attended the fundraiser given by Samuel L. Jackson and his wife in favor of the Obama Victory Fund, Michelle Obama was the headliner.

Nasir Jones (Nas): June 2008 he was the first to come out with a song about Obama’s run for the presidency titled “Black President”. On July 24, 2008 Nas said he was not endorsing Obama but does believes in Obama and that Obama is hope, change and the smartest president[ial] [candidate] he’s heard speak ever since Jimmy Carter’s time when Nas started paying attention. On the other hand, he added that Conservatives are scared of young rappers and people like him who are changing the world with their music because they do not understand them.

Ashley Judd: August 2008 she was present at the DNC in Denver.

Jeffrey Katzenberg: February 20, 2007 along with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen they hosted a fundraiser for Obama at the Beverly Hilton. September 16, 2008 he was present at an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

Suai Kee: September 22, 2008 her song “Am I All Alone” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Ryan Key: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired a speech he gave in Chicago.

Alicia Keyes: June 24, 2008 at the BET Awards show said black people should erase the word can’t from their vocabulary, together we can do anything, and Obama y’all.

Anthony Kiedis: December 10, 2007 he attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser.

Regina King: February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Heidi Klum: June 24, 2008 she attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles.

Ed Kowalczyk: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Zoe Kravitz: February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by his speech given in Chicago.

Ashton Kutcher: September 27, 2008 the actor along with his wife Demi Moore spoke at an Obama Rally in Iowa State University. They called President Bush an Idiot. Take a look at the video by Bill O’Reilly from The O’Reilly Factor that aired on Fox News. September 30, 2008 he and his wife Demi Moore made a video in favor of Obama, look at the video below.

Segment from The O’Reilly Factor:

Pro Obama ad by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore:

Another Ashton/Demi video in favour of Obama:

Cyndi Lauper: August 2008 she was present at the DNC in Denver.

Shontelle Layne (Shontelle): September 22, 2008 her song “Battle Cry” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

John Legend: 2007 in an interview he said, [Obama] is the right man for right now. November 10, 2007 he performed at an Obama rally in Iowa. February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire. April 14, 2008 Legend performed a song titled “If you’re Out There” in an Obama rally at Penn State. September 22, 2008 his song “Pride In The Name Of Love” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

John Leguizamo: February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by his speech given in Chicago.

Sugar Ray Leonard: June 24, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles.

Andres Levin: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Adam Levine: September 22, 2008 his colaborative song with Kanye West and Malik Yusef “Promised Land” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Matthew Lillard: December 10, 2007 he attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser.

Lindsay Lohan: September 14, 2008 she said, I believe Barack Obama is the best choice, in this election, for president. September 17, 2008 it seems the Obama campaign turned down the actresses offer to host events to get younger voters to vote for Obama because of her party girl image. September 18, 2008 Lohan’s dad, Michael Lohan, commented that Obama had done the same things his daughter has done when he was young and if Obama has gotten ahead he should give others the benefit of the doubt because if he could change his life so can others.

Nia Long: August 22, 2008 she attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

Los Lonely Boys: September 22, 2008 their song “Make It Better” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

George Lopez: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by his speech given in Chicago.

Jennifer Lopez: August 2008 she was in Denver for the DNC.

Erick Mabius: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Tobey Maguire: September 16, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

Taryn Manning: February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Dave Matthews: August 25, 2008 he performed at the DNC in Denver.

John Mayer: September 22, 2008 his song “Waiting On The World To Change”” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroos Movemet” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet at $ 24.99.

Auden McCaw: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Benjamin McKenzie: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

John Cougar Mellencamp: February 4, 2008 the singer was annoyed that the McCain campaign was using his music at their rallies so his representatives asked the campaign to stop using his music. February 8, 2008 the McCain campaign said they will stop using Mellencamp’s music at their rallies. Mellencamp is a long-time liberal and has played at John Edwards, Hillary Clinton, Wesley Clark, Howard Dean and Barack Obama rallies.

Omar Benson Miller: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Buddy Miller: September 22, 2008 his song “Wide River” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Demi Moore: September 27, 2008 the actress along with her husband Ashton Kutcher spoke at an Obama Rally in Iowa State University. They called President Bush an Idiot. Take a look at the video by Bill O’Reilly from The O’Reilly Factor that aired on Fox News. September 30, 2008 she and her husband Ashton Kutcher made a video in favor of Obama, look at the video below.

Segment from The O’Reilly Factor:

Pro Obama ad by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore:

Another Ashton/Moore video in favour of Obama:

Kevin Moore (Keb’ Mo’): September 22, 2008 his song “America The Beautiful” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Anson Mount: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Enrique Murciano: December 10, 2007 he attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser. February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Eddie Murphy: February 20, 2007 he attended a fundraiser for Obama at the Beverly Hilton.

Jeniffer Nettles: August 25, 2008 she performed at the DNC in Denver.

Paul Newman: Has donated the maximum, $4,600, to the Obama campaign.

Austin Nichols: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Amaury Nolasco: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adelo Samuel (Seal): June 24, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles.

Eric Christian Olsen: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Ozomatli: September 22, 2008 their song “Love & Hope” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Samuel Page: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Adrianne Palicki: February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Nate Parker: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Mario Van Peebles: August 22, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

Kal Penn: December 10, 2007 he attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser.

Harold Perrineau, Jr.: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Ryan Phillippe: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by his speech given in Chicago.

Jesse Plemons: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Sidney Poitier: September 8, 2007 he attended the fundraiser Oprah Winfrey hosted for Obama.

Dennis Quaid: June 24, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles and said, [Obama is] the Superman for everyone.

Lonnie Rashied Lynn (Common): February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Ryan Reynolds: December 10, 2007 he attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser.

Alfonso Ribeiro: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Lionel Richie: September 22, 2008 his song “Eternity” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Jackson Roach: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Eric Roberts: August 22, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

Chris Rock: September 8, 2007 he attended the fundraiser Oprah Winfrey hosted for Obama. September 16, 2008 he attended an Obama funraiser in Beverly Hills.

Adam Rodriguez: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Freddy Rodriguez: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Tracee Ellis Ross: February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Maya Rubin: February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Johnathon Schaech: February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Nicole Scherzinger: December 10, 2007 she attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser. February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Richard Schiff: August 2008 he was present at the DNC in Denver.

Jill Scott: September 22, 2008 her song “One Is The Magic #” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Noah Segan: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Sarah Silverman: September 16, 2008 she attended and Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills. September 2008 she made a video asking young people to travel to Florida and convince their parents to vote for Obama.

Tom Skerritt: Has donated at least $ 1,000 to the Obama campaign.

Shaffer Chimere Smith (Ne-Yo): December 10, 2007 he performed at the Obama fundraiser the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert.

Will Smith: September 8, 2007 he attended the fundraiser Oprah Winfrey hosted for Obama. August 2008 the actor was present at the DNC in Denver. Has donated the maximum, $ 4,600, to the Obama campaign.

Steven Spielberg: February 20, 2007 along with David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg they hosted a fundraiser for Obama at the Beverly Hilton. September 16, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

Bruce Springsteen: April 2008 the Boss endorses Obama for president in a message to his fans.

Ken Stacey: September 22, 2008 his song “America” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Dave Stewart: September 22, 2008 his song “American Prayer” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Ben Stiller: February 20, 2007 he attended a fundraiser for Obama at the Beverly Hilton.

Barbara Streisand: February 2007 she attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles. July 1, 2008 the singer endorsed Obama for President. September 3, 2008 she attended the fundraiser given by Samuel L. Jackson and his wife in favor of the Obama Victory Fund, Michelle Obama was the headliner. September 16, 2008 Streisand sang at an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

Christine Taylor: February 20, 2007 she attended a fundraiser for Obama at the Beverly Hilton.

Charlize Theron: August 2008 she was present at the DNC in Denver.

Kathleen Turner: September 21, 2008 she attended a women’s rally for Obama in New York.

Aisha Tyler: February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire. August 2008 she was present at the DNC in Denver.

Amber Valleta: February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in News Hampshire.

Kate Walsh: October 20, 2007 she attended an Obama fundraiser at Hancock Park, California. December 10, 2007 she attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser. February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire. February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago. March 29, 2008 she helped Obama campaign in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Malcolm Jamal Warner: February 29, 2008 he appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by his speech given in Chicago.

Isaiah Washington: August 21 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills. Has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaign.

Kerry Washington: February 29, 2008 she appears on the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a speech he gave in Chicago.

Dereck Watkins (Fonzworth Bentley): February 2, 2008 he appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Kanye West: September 22, 2008 his colaborative song with Malik Yusef and Adam Levine “Promised Land” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Olivia Wilde: December 10, 2007 she attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser.

Gene Wilder: He has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaign.

WILL.I.AM (Black Eyed Peas): December 10, 2007 he attended the Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert fundraiser. February 2, 2008 he makes a pro Obama video titled “Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.  February 29, 2008 he makes the video tribute to Obama “We are The Ones” inspired by a line from an Obama speech given in Chicago after winning 14 states in Super Tuesday. The line was, We are the ones we are waiting for. June 24, 2008 he attended an Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles. He has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaig.

Benjamin Winans (BeBe): September 22, 2008 his song “I Have A Dream” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Oprah Winfrey: On September 5, 2008 the Drudge Report said that the show is receiving a lot of emails asking that Sarah Palin be on. Half of the staff really wants Palin to appear but that Oprah and a couple of her people do not because it might hurt Obama. In 2007 continues the Drudge Report, conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was not allowed to go on when he was promoting his book. Later on September 5, 2008 Oprah stated to TMZ that she would love to have Palin on, after the election, as the staff had not discussed the Palin appearance and she had made the decision not have her show become a platform for candidates. Oprah has said about Obama: That would be my favorite guy, ….I know him well enough to believe in his moral authority. And that is the number one reason why I am supporting him, ..my Senator, my favorite Senator, and my choice. He appeared twice on Oprah, in January 2005 and October 2006, before she gave him her formal endorsement. On September 25, 2006 Oprah, on Larry King Live, said she hoped Obama ran for President. May 2007 Oprah formally endorses Obama for President. September 8, 2007 Oprah hosted an Obama fundraiser for 1,500 guests, each one donating $ 2,300 to his campaign. From November 2007 to February 2008 Oprah campaigned with Obama in Iowa, South Carolina, New Hampshire and in California. Many opine it was Oprah that introduced Obama to white American women and because of her active support suffered a huge backlash that continues to these days. August 2008 she was at the DNC in Denver praising Obama’s acceptance speech. September 2008 two University of Maryland economists say Oprah’s endorsement has given Obama approximately 1 million votes he would not have gotten otherwise. September 2008 she asked her viewers to support Senate bill 1738 proposed by Senator Joe Biden and endorsed by Senator Barack Obama. September 2008 Oprah again said her staff had not brought up having Sarah Palin on her show but would like to have her on after the election. She has donated at least $ 2,300 to the Obama campaign.

Steve Wonder: September 8, 2007 he performed at the fundraiser Oprah Winfrey hosted for Obama. August 28, 2008 he sang the song “Signed Sealed Delivered” at the DNC in Denver. September 22, 2008 his song “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

Joanne Woodward: Has donated the maximum, $ 4,600, to the Obama campaign.

Sarah Wright: February 2, 2008 she appears on the video ”Yes We Can” inspired by a speech given by Obama in New Hampshire.

Malik Yusef: September 22, 2008 his colaborative song with Kanye West and Adam Levine “Promised Land” forms part of the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” the Obama/Biden campaign is selling over the Internet for $ 24.99.

September 21, 2008

Buy 25 pounds of cocaine for $ 40 – $ 50

Ever wonder why so many people try smuggling cocaine from South America to the USA or Europe knowing it is a dangerous and highly illegal activity? The reasoning is simple, profits for drug smuggling cartels and the individual enterprenour are huge if they manage to get their product from where it is produced to where it is sold. How huge those profits can be is mind-boggling. In Peru, in one single coca leaf producing province, about 75,000 kilos or 83 tons of cocaine are produced every year. If all that cocaine made it to the USA it’s street value would be close to $ 4.5 billion. But for someone with the right connections they can purchase in the jungles of South America 25 pounds of uncut cocaine, in bulk, for around 40 to 50 bucks.

At the Plaza de Armas in Lima, according to our tour guide, tourists can purchase a gram of cut cocaine for $ 1. Yes, you read right, one dollar. Remember that those are tourist prices, locals who can haggle buy it at half that price but street kids sniff glue because it’s still less expensive than buying drugs. That same cut gram in New York City goes for $55 to $65 ($ 55,000 to $ 65,000 per kilo) according to the Big Apple’s newspapers. Just think, in the remote jungles of Peru the gram goes for $ 0.005 and one kilo for $ 4.40. Let’s not forget that the largest producer of cocaine in the world is Colombia, which accounts for 3/4 of all cocaine produced, and the price there is even lower than in Peru. Colombia does not grow enough coca leaves to produce that much cocaine but drug cartels import large quantities of cocaine base from Peru and Bolivia.  

If cocaine does not tickle your fancy then consider that at most restaurants in Lima and Cusco one can buy te de coca or Mate Cusqueno which are listed under teas. Te de coca is like regular tea except that the tea bags are full of finely cut up coca leaves and sold legally at most supermarkets under several different brands. Mate Cusqueno refers to the whole coca leaves served in hot water and drank just like a tea, but unlike cocaine sugar is optional. If one would like to buy the coca leaves just go to any market and you will find men and women selling them by the bagfulls for a song, legally.

Smugglers buy or rent airplanes, cars, ships, fishing boats, go-fast boats, submarines, semi-submersibles, helicopters, trucks, mopeds, ox carts and almost every type of vehicle invented by man, including children, women and men, to transport their drugs. Don’t forget pets. The market they cater to is big with demand, outside of the USA and Europe, in at least all major cities world wide. The US is the world’s largest consumer with about 325 metric tons of cocaine a year, followed by Europe with 175 metric tons and the rest of the world consumes another 175 metric tons. Cocaine in Europe is much more expensive than in the USA, up to 50% more in some places, but historically cocaine lags behind marijuana and heroin as the drug of choice. Its use in the US is flat as some users have switched to methamphetamines because they are less expensive and the effects they produce lasts longer. Even then some experts say Americans spend a hard to believe $ 70+ billion a year just on cocaine.

Who uses cocaine? People of all races, ages, and walks of life, in the four corners of the world. Middle to high income college students, professionals, single adults with lots of discretionary spending, machinery operators, housewives, high school students, party animals, and clubbers use cocaine in its powder form. Lower income inner-city dwellers tend to use crack cocaine.

In recent years it has become a lot more difficult to grow, cultivate, prepare and smuggle drugs due to new technology derived from innovations learned on the battlefield in Iraq and now in use by law enforcement agencies. The penalties for those caught are severe and possesion of cocaine, except for sanctioned medical or official use, is illegal in most parts of the world. But I am reminded of the 80’s song Smugglers Blues by Glenn Frey and the line from the song that says, “You be cool for 20 hours and I’ll pay you twenty grand”.  Why won’t a smuggler not pay someone 20k? For any smuggler the possible profit margin covers almost any expense imaginable. Even if 5 out of every ten shipments is intercepted the profits on the ones that get through still are astronomical enough to afford to pay a Spaniard € 4,000 to use his car to take the drugs from the beach where the boat docked to the other side of town where they are sold. That is why day in and day out someone, somewhere tries to smuggle cocaine from South America to the USA or Europe.

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