FROM THE TRAIL :: THE SHADOW CROSSES OVER FROM INTERNET TO BECOME REAL I have crossed over, am no longer there with you. Instead, I speak from the real world, where I sit watching you in my YouTube browser. Now is your chance, take hold of your reality, or those with the resources to profit by it will shape it for you. Thank you for your support.
FROM THE TRAIL :: CLOSING ARGUMENT The real Damien Ober asks, once again, for your vote.
DISPATCHES :: TIM KAINE SIGNS TREATY ENDING WAR Virginia governor, Tim Kaine, singed a treaty ending the Potomac War. The treaty restores the nation's capitol to its full 100 square miles, ending a conflict which has roiled the Washington area for months.
FROM THE TRAIL :: SHADOW GETS A BODY TO CAST IT The spirit of the Shadow Senator has been transferred into an actual human you can go to the voting booth and cast a ballot for. Help cast that shadow across the surface of America.
DISPATCHES :: WAR IS OVER! The liberated peoples of Northern Virginia celebrate the victory of DC Freedom fighters and the end of the Potomac War.
FROM THE TRAIL :: CANDIDATE RELEASES "NEW LIBERTARIAN MANIFESTO" As the only Libertarian on the ballot in the nation's capitol, we felt it necessary to update the outmoded Libertarian Platform. For how can a party dedicated to liberty be so disproportionably concerned with freedom economy over freedom of the mind.
"As Libertarians, we seek a world of liberty; in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives and minds. We believe that respect for individuality is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world, that coercion, manipulation and fraud must be banished from society, and that investments in structures which promote and provide the tools for freedom are essential in combating the dangers of conglomerate power..." continue reading
DISPATCHES :: VIRGINIA'S SECRET WEAPON DESTROYED After several video sightings, DC Freedom fighters have located and destroyed the secret weapon which Virginia has used to take back parts of the ARL. Reports that captives were tortured to retrieve valuable data are still unconfirmed.
FROM THE TRAIL :: THE FIRST HYPERTEXT SPEECH The Shadow has released what the campaign is calling the first fully hypertext speech. With multiple paths and entry points, this speech provides a near endless and amorphous address to the voters, allowing them to decide how the speech should unfold. Election experts are excited that this new format will allow them to reach far a more diverse voter base without having to create a well-tailored message.
FROM THE TRAIL :: THE "REAL" DAMIEN OBER In a strange turn of events, the "real" Damien Ober has surfaced accusing the people in control of the Shadow DC campaign of highjacking his earnest effort to unseat Paul Strauss. In retaliation, Ober has taken to the internet, promising a new address every day until the election.
DISPATCHES :: SHADOW SEX TAPE FOUND A home-made sex tape featuring the Shadow Senator was released from an undisclosed source outside the campaign.
FROM THE TRAIL :: CAMPAIGN SHOCKER!
WIFE OF SHADOW FOUND Freelance journalists have tracked down a woman claiming to be the estranged wife of the Shadow Senator. Is the man in the shadows really a noble political voice, or just a deadbeat having an existential crisis?
DISPATCHES :: VIRGINIA'S INTERNET DESTROYED Footage of the destruction of the hub which provides all of Northern Virginia with its internet service. Will information about the Potomac War be coming out the NVA if there's no internet?
DISPATCHES :: NEW BULL RUN Spectators had gathered to see what they thought was going to be the final battle of the Potomac war. But they were greeted by a surprise - a resurgent Virginia Militia repelling DC forces and eventually taking back this entire area of the southern ARL. By now, the sound of Virginia's secret weapon has become all too well-know to the DC fighters.
DISPATCHES :: DEADLY WEAPON IN THE ARL We are receiving the first reports of a deadly weapon which has been spotted in several engagements in the Northern Virginia battlefields. Soldiers are reporting hearing a high-pitched buzz followed by a deep rumble before the weapon deploys. Much of the resurgent success of the Northern Virginia Militia has been attributed to this mysterious weapon.
DISPATCHES :: TERRORISM IN DC Northern Virginia Militias shot and killed a man in a DC neighborhood. It appears they are attempting to go on the offensive in a effort to turn the tide of the Potomac War.
SPEECH :: VIRGINIA TRYING TO DISTORT POTOMAC WAR That Virginia would seek to distort the Potomac War should come as no surprise. They have a vested interest in creating a more favorable reality. But the American people need to stand up and take a side, they need to parse through the vast piles of contradicting information and come to a decision about right and wrong, a decision about the future of their capitol city and the country which it serves.
FROM THE TRAIL :: STRAUSS DROPS BELOW 50% In the first poll since the scathing City Paper article, incumbent Shadow Senator Paul Strauss has dipped below 50% for the first time this cycle. No benefit can be seen to any one challenger, but rather seem to have been equally and evenly dispersed.
DISPATCHES :: VLOG REPORTS LEADER OF NVA KILLED Unconfirmed report that the leader of a Northern Virginia separatist cell was killed during a retaliatory incursion into the Western Parts of DC. However, no record of this engagement can be found.
DISPATCHES :: RESURGENT NVA MILITIA? We have received several videos which appear to show Northern Virginia Militia, reorganized, engaged in fierce fighting in the southern parts of Arlington County.
DISPATCHES :: WEBB CALLS FOR DIPLOMACY Virginia senator Jim Webb had sharp words for the Shadow's war rhetoric. He becomes the first Virginian public official to call for diplomacy in the Potomac War.
DISPATCHES :: BLOGGER FIRST TO HINT TURN IN WAR "Rapidly things change. Events shift. My mind is working. My plan wrought in togetherness. My ways are principled and clear to the clogs and municipalities of the system I have sworn to take down, breathing and bucking, to the pitted earth. The method is coming..."READ MORE
DISPATCHES :: PEACE RETURNS TO DC This weekend, farmers' markets opened for business for the first time since the food riots which tore Washington apart only weeks ago. The success of DC's Freedom Fighters in Northern Virginia seems to have returned a lasting peace to the capitol of the free world.
SHADOW REACTS TO LIEBERMAN Again, through censorship and media regulations, our leaders attempt to construct a shadow America, a more profitable version of our country than the one which exists in reality.
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FUNDRAISER NETS A ZILLION DOLLARS Shattering Barack Obama's record September hauls, the Shadow Election committee raised an unprecedented zillion dollars at a cocktail party and general drunker schmooze fest late Saturday night in the nation's capitol.
FROM THE TRIAL :: SHADOW DEBATE?
Negotiations between the candidates for DC's non-voting, unpaid senate seat have begun. No details yet, but voters are encouraged to stay tuned ...
"I support art and I support art in the political process. And he raises issues that we haven't raised yet ... If he makes it on the ballot I guess I'll see him at some debates."
-paul strauss, incumbent shadow senator
SENATOR TO YOUTUBE: TAKE VIDEOS DOWN! Senator Joseph Lieberman has taken to the public stage of one of America's corporate media giants to demand that information about the Potomac War be stripped down off YouTube.
VETERAN OF POTOMAC WAR SPEAKS Lt. Colonel Seamus Herlihy talks about how DC forces made the first successful incursions into Northern Virginia, beat back NVA Militia forces and secured key tactical positions within the ARL.
Part of a 4-part exclusive interview Civil War = Potomac War Virginian Aggression The History of the ARL
FROM THE TRAIL::
SEPTEMBER QUESTIONS The Shadow answers questions from supporters about the financial crisis and fix our government has imposed.
VA MILITIA ON THE MOVE After resounding defeats in the NVA theater, Virginia Militia forces vanished. These videos show them somewhere outside the urban areas of the ARL. Are the regrouping or retreating?
VA MILITIA LEADERS CAPTURED DC Freedom Fighters have been very active in the low rent areas of Northern Virginia, searching for NVA Militia and other separatist combatants. This sweep netted a host of mid and high level NVA leaders, a crippling blow to the resistance in the ARL.
COLD WARRIOR SHEDS LIGHT ON POTOMAC WAR In this 4-part interview, former Albanian cabinet officer and diplomat, Ylli Hyka, helps us wade through the military and political mess along both sides of the Potomac. His insights offer a fresh and clarifying perspective on the events of the Potomac War: the elements that led to the conflict, the moral standing of both sides, and the possible long-term ramifications.
POTOMAC WAR BLOG CENSORED Blogger begins to tell his story of the Potomac War and is instantly put under 'review.' Help put a stop to the blatant cover-up of the events unfolding in our nation's capitol. Here's a sample of what they don't want you to read... "I have reached Arlington with Dave, George and Frederick. We have been shocked as we drove through the upper Commonwealth. We saw a charred car along side the road. Houses have already been abandoned..." READ MORE
DC FORCES SWEEP NVA DC freedom fighters sweep parts of the ARL, in search of Northern Virginia Militia leaders.
DISPATCHES :: REMEMBERING SUNNY
District residents remember slain neighbor, Sunny Hamburger. Working together, friends of Sunny collected these pictures and assembled a tribute to their beloved comrade.
FROM THE TRAIL :: CALL FOR A VICE!
The campaign announced today that it will be accepting video submissions for the position of Vice-Shadow. Record your entry and post it on YouTube as a response to this video.
FROM THE TRAIL :: OBER SHOCKS WITH 8% IN THE PRIMARIES...W/O NAME ON BALLOT!!
That's right, DC Democrats, Republicans and Statehood Greens were so disaffected with their choices for Shadow Senator, that D. Lincoln Ober received 8% of the primary vote as a write-in candidate. Because we are running outside DC's entrenched party system, we were able to bypass the September 9th primary. But that didn't stop voters from writing in our name anyway. SEE THE RESULTS HERE
DISPATCHES:: VIRGINIA BURNS!
After capturing several areas of Arlington, DC forces set fire to several NVA terrorist strongholds.
FROM THE TRAIL:: SPECULATION SWIRLS
The DC media has gone nuts over the pending announcement of a running mate. Who will the Shadow choose?
SMALL ARMS CONFLICT IN NVA Late Monday night, DC forces moved into Virginia in order to secure the border and stop the rampant killing of innocent DC residents. In this video, sent in by a DC loyalist living in Virginia, you can actually hear what's being called the first shot of the Potomac War.
DISPATCHES :: REMEMBERING SUNNY Widow of slain District hero Sunny Hamburger remembers the man stolen from her by a strange and cruel twist of fate. As of now, there is still no information about Mr. Hamburger's death.
DISPATCHES :: BLOGGERS IN VA PICK UP FIRST NEWS OF POSSIBLE CONFLICT "...the window of the Dunkin Donuts across from Bishop England was smashed. Julie works there. They think it's DC, but I think it was kids from our school doing it. I heard that guy Scotty saying some4thing like that..." READ MORE
DISTRICT RESIDENT KILLED IN VIRGINIA Details are still vague about the death of beloved district resident Sunny Hamburger. His body was reportedly found in a Northern Virginia neighborhood. No information has been released about Mr. Hamburger's exact location, cause of death or how it is that his body found its way out of the District at all.
FROM THE TRAIL :: FORCES IN NVA BEGIN TO ORGANIZE Fearing the heightened rhetoric coming out of the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia residents have begun to organize resistance.
FROM THE TRAIL ::
SHADOW SAYS NO! TO SUSPENSION, YES TO VICE-SHADOW Under pressure from the media and DC officials, the Shadow refuses to suspend his campaign in order to focus on the food riots in DC. Instead, he embarks on a quest for a running mate so that she non-voting unpaid senate seat will never be vacant again.
DISPATCHES:: BEAT REPORTER WORKS TO SPREAD WORD OF DC FOOD RIOTS "The champagne cork has popped, ladies and gentleman of NW, and the crazy DC bubbles are racing to knock each other around. I can't help but celebrate the acts of violence the riots have sparked ..." READ MORE
A NEW BLOG COLLECTS FIRST-PERSON ACCOUNTS OF THE DEVELOPING CRISIS IN THE WASHINGTON DC METRO AREA "First off, nobody knows what’s happening. I mean nobody. Not my dad or my brother. Haven’t heard from granddad, but I’m guessing not even him. They say it has something to do with food costs. But I don’t get that. We got plenty of food. This is America..." READ MORE
FROM THE TRAIL ::
ORIGINS OF SHADOW The 5-Part internet mini series event begins today... stay tuned as the story unfolds...
FROM THE TRAIL ::
EARLY VOTING BEGINS IN DC Early, in-person, absenterr voting begins. Check with the DB BOEE on how you can be one of the first to vote for the Shadow.
WEEKEND FOOD RIOTS IN NATION'S CAPITOL Outrage over the price and availability of food in DC sparked several fierce riots at DC Farmer's Markets this past weekend. Several grocery stores were forced to close after extensive damage. We have a small trickle of reports coming in, but details right now are scarce. If you have more info, tell us here.
FROM THE TRAIL :: CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED Support the Shadow DC project, help us carve a space in our political landscape for the kinds of ideas which have been, for too long, relegated to the shadows. Make checks payable to: D. Lincoln Ober for Senate, and send to:
D. Lincoln Ober for Senate
PO Box 21322
FOOD CRISIS LEADS TO CRIME WAVE Gas-affected food prices are driving District residents to desperate measures. Here are two very disturbing videos sent into us from a supporter in Washington DC. WARNING: contains disturbing images, viewers easily upset by the state of our nation's capitol should not watch.
THE SHADOW REVEALED:: CANDIDATE TO TELL HIS STORY IN 5-PART SPEECH
The Shadow has announced a five part Origins of the Shadow mini series to begin release Tuesday, September 23rd . Click here to watch a teaser fan trailer.
FROM THE TRAIL:: SCHUMER ENDORSES SHADOW
The New York Senator breaks his silence on the District's race for Shadow Senator. We'll have to wait for the next tracking poll to see if this support has any effect on the umbers. Effects of endorsements, especially from out of state, can be hard to measure, but certainly can't hurt.
DARK MARKETS STRIKE IDEA FROM RECORD:: SHADOW SPEECH REMOVED FROM YOUTUBE
Where once there was a speech about how big business uses the lobby to undermine the free-market, now there's nothing but a vague echo and an error message: this video no longer available. Trying to contact YouTube to get data on why a video is taken down is like trying to get George W. Bush to return my e-mails. Maybe you can experiment... Upload a video about how huge corporations use under-the-table tactics to control the consumer market and see what happens to it.
SOUTHERN BACKLASH A link sent in from somewhere in Virginia led to this bizarre video. But that wasn't all. This whiskey-drinking, banjo-picking jokester has a whole YouTube channel devoted to ... well, we're not sure exactly what. See for yourself. Jebediah's YouTube channel
FROM THE TRAIL:: SHADOW ON THE BALLOT! 4200 signatures were turned in. The board of elections approved the petitions and now DC residents will officially be able to vote for the Shadow in the November 4th election for the District's non-voting Senate Seat. As the only libertarians on the ballot in the nation's capitol, the Shadow has successfully wrestled control of the DC LP out of the hands of gun maniac, Dick Heller and his opportunistic sham of an idea-free campaign.
MAKE YOUR OWN STICKERS An instructional video as far as we can tell?
SPEECH:: SEPTEMBER 11th, 2001
On the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, Republicans will be chanting USA! USA! while Cowboy Troy reads a staccato pledge of allegiance. Maybe they can get Lee Greenwood to sing the national anthem. Sickening. All of it. Their skin deep-patriotism is an insult. Instead of reveling in this empty patriotic filth, why don't we take a moment to consider a different reaction.
FROM THE TRAIL:: THE CAMPAIGN BEGINS In coordination with the switching on of the Large Hadron Collider, the Shadow announces the start of his official campaign.
FROM THE TRAIL:: SHADOW GIVES LIBERTARIANS THEIR BEST CHANCE ... EVER 2000 signatures have been collected, which means all the DC libertarians need to do is collect one thousand more and they can have their first crack at major party status in the District of Columbia. But do they have what it takes to organize anything more complicated than a cocktail party? We shall see ...
FROM THE TRAIL:: IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE IT SEEMS LIKE NOT THAT LONG AGO
You heard it hear first! Or did you wander down some internet trail? Either way, a new figure has hit the political landscape in America.
Dr. Bay Woods, Damien Ober
Damien ober, Dr. Bay Woods,
Ian Miller, Brad Senning
Jeffery Lewandowski, Kate Singer
Frank Moorman, Eve Young, Michelle Carhart
Dr. Bay Woods, Nicole King, Clay Risen
Eamon Moriarty Clifford, Yuli Hyka
Meera Narasimhan, Kevin Kingmaker
Earl Carlton Griffis
additional music by
O.W.L., Old Scratch
shadow biography remix
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