Archive for October 7th, 2011

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dorothy cooper

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the last word

That was a seriously good discussion – with the Rev Al Sharpton, Melissa Harris-Perry and Goldie Taylor – on The Last Word about Lawrence O’Donnell’s interview with Herman Cain.

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get designing!

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Thanks Donna

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bears in da house

…. President Obama is presented with a jersey by 1985 Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka as Defensive Co-Ordinator Buddy Ryan watches on

Jim McMahon

President Obama holds a headband given to him by quarterback Jim McMahon

President Barack Obama looks at a headband presented by former quarterback Jim McMahon, in sunglasses, as he greets members of the 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House

ABC: In a trip over 20 years in the making, the 1985 Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears finally visited the White House Friday to meet with the president.

… While Super Bowl champions are traditionally honored at the White House, the celebration for the Bears was scrapped when the space shuttle Challenger exploded two days after their January 1986 Super Bowl victory. But President Obama, who is a big fan of his hometown team, is giving them a second chance.

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iprez

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify them. But the one thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Apple

Bulletblogbyjakee

Thanks Carla 😉

Thanks Kasai 😉

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the google global science fair winners

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mobs?

Steve Benen: …. At this point two years ago, Republicans quickly became outraged if Democrats dared to criticize so-called “Tea Party” activists. After all, how could Dems have the audacity to disparage law-abiding Americans speaking out against abuses that offend them? How could Democrats have the gall to condemn sincere patriots who want to have their voices heard?

Two years later, Cantor is entirely comfortable chastising Americans who disagree with his failed, regressive economic vision as a “mob.” How tolerant of him.

…. Is it “pitting Americans against Americans” when Cantor and his cohorts to go after Planned Parenthood, its employees, its patients …. unions, school teachers, trial lawyers, scientists, economists, journalists, community organizers, and advocates for the poor?….

Or does the dimwitted Majority Leader believe “pitting Americans against Americans” is fine just so long as the Republican Party doesn’t like the Americans on the receiving end of the criticism?

Full post here

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November 2009:

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friday

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‘jobs picture improves – a little’

Steve Benen: After a rather dismal summer, today’s new jobs report was supposed to offer an answer to a painful question: has the economy slipped back into a recession?

Expectations going into the morning were low. Neil Irwin reported yesterday, “Analysts are expecting the data to reveal continued mediocrity – 50,000 net new jobs…. And in this age of diminished expectations, a positive number in the 100,000 range … would mean a big positive surprise.”

The new jobs numbers aren’t great, but they did reach six digits: 103,000.

… In keeping with recent trends, the private sector gained 137,000 jobs in September, which certainly doesn’t sound recessionary, while the public sector lost 34,000 jobs due entirely to budget cuts at the state and local level. Republicans are eager to force more public-sector layoffs, making the jobs landscape worse on purpose, while President Obama’s American Jobs Act seeks to do the opposite.

Also note, it was slightly more encouraging to see that both of the last two months saw their numbers revised upwards, with July and August adding a combined 99,000 previously unreported jobs. Over the last year, the U.S. economy has added 1.49 million jobs overall…

Full post here

The Gavel: Today marks the 273rd day of Republican control of the House of Representatives. In 273 days, they have not passed a single bill to create jobs. Instead, House Republicans have repeatedly voted to end Medicare (while providing tax breaks to Big Oil and companies that ship jobs overseas), passed legislation that destroys nearly 2 million jobs (that’s 10,000 jobs lost every day), and pointlessly manufactured crisis after crisis-creating economic uncertainty and hurting small businesses and the middle class.

Full post here

Thanks Ladyhawke

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it’s pete-souza-genius time

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet the family of Senior Master Sergeant Roland Paramore (not pictured) aboard Air Force One prior to departure en route to New York, Sept. 19

President Obama holds a child after delivering remarks on the American Jobs Act beneath the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge in Cincinnati, Sept. 22

President Obama walks into the Oval Office with William Jones, son of Luke Jones, Presidential Personnel Office, before a departure photo with the Jones family, Sept. 29

President Barack Obama greets children upon arrival in Seattle, Wash., Sept. 25

President Obama shares a laugh with Jean Meyer, the grandmother of Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer, second from left, as they and members of the Meyer family walk along the Colonnade of the White House, Sept. 15

President Barack Obama greets Jasper Mann and his parents, Billy and Gena Mann, before signing H.R. 2005 – Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2011, in the Oval Office, Sept. 30

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First Lady Michelle Obama talks with Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden during a tour of the Studio Museum in Harlem, in New York, N.Y., Sept. 21 (by Chuck Kennedy)

This one, by Chuck Kennedy, cracks me up:

Bo lounges in the West Garden Room of the White House, Sept. 15. (by Chuck Kennedy)

More new official photos here




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