Archive for October 7th, 2014

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Oct
14

“We Have Paid For Our Citizenship Through Our Blood, Sweat And Tears”

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Sorry everyone for finishing the day on such a low, but when I saw @docrocktex26‘s tweet in Nerdy’s post earlier, and the link to the Deadspin article about the behavior of the Cardinals fans who clashed with the ‘Justice for Michael Brown’ protestors, I couldn’t but think of PrettyFoot’s comment here the other day when I saw this part of the video:

“USA! USA! USA!” in response to people calling for justice for the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white cop?

Really?

PrettyFoot:

I have never truly felt like a citizen of the country… I have never sung the National anthem… I had never flown the American flag… till the election of the President…. I still have not sung the National Anthem, but I have flown the American Flag….

…. and now there is the supreme Court once again striking a blow against folks of color…

But……but… I am reminded of the legacy of struggle of Black Americans… of how whatever we have achieved had been against the gates of hell….

That despite it all…we cannot give up the fight for Justice… Equality… Freedom…

Because We are Americans….We have paid for our citizenship through our blood… sweat…. and tears…

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Truly, may ‘God’ Forgive America.

07
Oct
14

A Tweet Or Two

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07
Oct
14

America Is Outperforming Other Economies? You Can Thank President Obama

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Bloomberg: American Exceptionalism Thrives Amid Struggling Global Economy

The U.S. is proving to be an oasis of prosperity in the midst of a troubled world economy. Unemployment (USURTOT) dropped to a six-year low of 5.9 percent in September as payrolls rose by a greater-than-forecast 248,000, Other data this week showed U.S. factories had their strongest quarter in more than three years, while exports rose to a record in August. St. Louis-based Macroeconomic Advisers bumped up its estimate of third-quarter growth to 3.3 percent, from 2.8 percent, after government data published yesterday showed the U.S. trade deficit shrank in August to its lowest level in seven months. The solid performance by the U.S. contrasts with what’s happening in much of the rest of the world. The euro area’s economy stagnated in the second quarter and is suffering from the softest inflation in five years, while a consumer-tax increase in Japan triggered its biggest economic contraction since 2009.

“The U.S. is the only large economic bloc experiencing an acceleration of growth, preparing for a tightening of monetary policy and enjoying an appreciating currency.” Still, the U.S. outlook remains “relatively positive,” said Stockton, now a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington. He sees the economy expanding at about a 3 percent annual rate through the end of next year, markedly faster than the 2.2 percent pace it has averaged since the end of the recession in June 2009. Now, the U.S. is breaking away from the rest of the world partly because it has made more progress in working off the debt-driven excesses that helped precipitate the worst recession since the Great Depression. President Barack Obama trumpeted America’s success in a speech Oct. 2 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. “Our economy isn’t just primed for steadier, more sustained growth,” Obama said. “America is better poised to lead and succeed in the 21st century than any other nation on Earth.”

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07
Oct
14

First Lady campaigns for Mary Burke

1:30 EDT: The First Lady speaks at a rally for Mary Burke

Live here

07
Oct
14

Rise and Shine

On This Day: Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama with his wife Michelle Obama at the end of the Town Hall Presidential Debate at Belmont University’s Curb Event Center October 7, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee

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Today (all times Eastern)

12:30: The President departs the White House

1:40: Arrives New York City

2:25: Attends a DNC fundraiser, private residence, New York

4:10: Attends a DNC fundraiser, New York

6:40: Attends a fundraiser for Senate Democrats, private residence, Greenwich, Connecticut

8:05: Departs New York

9:15: Arrives White House

* The First Lady will attend an afternoon rally for Gov Pat Quinn at the University of Illinois

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The Week Ahead

Wednesday: The President will travel to the Pentagon where he will meet with his combatant commanders and hold a meeting with his national security team to receive an update on the campaign to combat ISIL.

Thursday: The President will travel to Los Angeles to attend a DNC event. He will spend the night in LA.

Friday: The President will travel to San Francisco to attend a DNC event, and will spend the night there.

Saturday: While in San Francisco, the President will attend a DNC roundtable. Following these events, he will return to Washington, D.C., in the afternoon.

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 On This Day

Barack and Michelle Obama at the second presidential debate in Nashville, TN, Oct. 7, 2008

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MoooOOOooorning!

07
Oct
14

Early Bird Chat

On This Day: President Barack Obama looks through a telescope during the Astronomy Night event on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 7, 2009 (Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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MoooOOOooorning – Happy …. what day is it?? …. Tuesday!




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