Archive for October 20th, 2014

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Oct
14

Yes, Monday. The Laughter Has Arrived

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20
Oct
14

A Tweet Or Two

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Shonda Rhimes for the WIN. If you aren’t watching any of her shows, you don’t know GREAT TV and you’re missing out. Correct that, ASAP

20
Oct
14

Jobs? ✔ Economy Growing? ✔ Thank You, President Obama

Obama Jobs

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Loraine Woellert: Factory Production Rebounds As U.S. Sustains Expansion

Production at American factories rebounded, claims for jobless benefits fell to a 14-year low and households held the most optimistic views in two years, signs the world’s largest economy is overcoming a global slowdown. Manufacturing output climbed 0.5 percent in September, springing back from a 0.5 percent drop the prior month, as factories pushed out more computers, appliances and building-supplies, according to Federal Reserve data issued today in Washington. Other reports showed the momentum is being sustained as the fewest workers since April 2000 filed applications for unemployment insurance last week and more consumers said this month that the economy will get better.

The reports bolster forecasts that the U.S. expansion will survive the weakening in Europe and emerging nations that has roiled global financial markets. American consumer spending, which accounts for almost 70 percent of the economy, is likely to strengthen as employment keeps growing and confidence climbs. Ford Motor Co. is among those automakers that remain upbeat. The second-biggest U.S. carmaker is adding workers at its Dearborn, Michigan, plant as it prepares for its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup. The truck is scheduled to arrive in showrooms by the end of the year. “These new jobs will help meet anticipated customer demand,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of the Americas, during an Oct. 13 announcement. The company has hired more than 23,000 employees since 2011.

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20
Oct
14

An Open Letter to Democrats

If you have the time to go out to a club on a weekend, you have the time to vote.

If you have the time to parse the intricacies of your NFL fantasy football league, you have the time to vote.

If you have the time to drink a freshly poured craft beer, you have the time to vote.

If you have the time to play six hours of games on your Xbox One, you have the time to vote AND volunteer.

Voting is both a right and a privilege.

It is a right because those who came before you fought and died to continually expand the franchise. African Americans in the South couldn’t vote before 1964. Women couldn’t vote before 1920. Universal suffrage was gained by long, incremental struggle. It was not handed on a silver platter, fully formed out of the Founders’ heads like Athena from Zeus.

Voting is a privilege because it is a privilege to be a citizen of the world’s last remaining superpower. It is a privilege because as a mere citizen you have the power to decide your fate. If you eschew voting, to paraphrase Plato, you hand that power over to your inferiors, or at the very least to people who don’t see the world in the same way you do.

Continue reading ‘An Open Letter to Democrats’

20
Oct
14

Early Voter

Chat on!

20
Oct
14

“We Will Always Have This President’s Back” #GOTV

by Donna

Here is the email I sent out this morning to friends and family. Feel free to use this – it’s one small thing you can do to GOTV for this President. Even if it turns one person into a voter this year you will have made a great difference for 2014.

Voting Friend,

I’m reaching out to you today because in just a couple of weeks there is an important election taking place.

This November we supporters of President Barack Obama need to send a strong message to the Republican Party and the Mainstream Media that we continue and will always have this President’s back.

So much has been accomplished in the face of adversity.

This President walked into that White House in January 2009 with not just the weight of this country on his shoulders, but because we live in a global economy, he had the weight of the world on his shoulders.

The Republicans conspired that very night to be an obstacle to his every effort. Party before Country became their unspoken model. They proceeded to obstruct and filibuster every piece of legislation that would have a positive impact on you the voter. The goal was to make you cynical about government so that you would tune out. The media has virtually remained silent on this travesty.

Six years later, the President and Democrats’ efforts in Congress have brought us back from the brink of economic disaster, we have Health Care for all Americans, 55 straight months of private sector job growth lowering the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent and our manufacturing industry is booming. Yet the Republicans want you to believe that all is lost. They want you to think that state of our economy is awful.

Well we are better off now than we were when President Obama walked into the Oval Office due in no small part to him always putting your interests ahead of politics.

We have the President and the Democrats in Congress to thank for any progress we have made.

But just think how much further along we would be if the President had a Congress that was willing to work with him.

We could have comprehensive immigration reform, an infrastructure jobs bills putting millions of people to work, an increase in the minimum wage and climate change legislation that would make our environment safe for generations to come.

And this is just the short list.

I strongly urge you to go out and vote for Democrats this November.

I urge you to take your family and friends to the polls as well.

Don’t reward the Republicans’ bad behavior by conceding your vote to them.

Make them pay by showing up and voting them out.

Your Friend,

Donna

20
Oct
14

Rise and Shine

On This Day: President Barack Obama walks to his desk in-between meetings in the Oval Office, Oct. 20, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Today

5:0 CT: The President delivers remarks at a DNC fundraiser, private residence, Chicago

6:30 CT: Departs Chicago

9:25 ET: Arrives White House

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A woman reacts after getting a kiss from President Obama at a rally to support Governor Pat Quinn in his re-election campaign in Chicago, October 19

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President Obama arrives to speak at a campaign rally for Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown at a High School in Upper Marlboro

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On This Day

Sen. Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton attend a campaign rally together at Amway Arena October 20, 2008 in Orlando, Florida

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President Obama delivers remarks at a fundraiser for Bill Owens, the Democratic candidate running for New York’s 23rd Congressional District, at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York, N.Y., Oct. 20, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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MoooOOOooorning!

20
Oct
14

Early Bird Chat

On This Day: President Barack Obama high fives with a boy at a fundraiser for Bill Owens, the Democratic candidate running for New York’s 23rd Congressional District, at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York, N.Y., Oct. 20, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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MoooOOOooorning – Happy Monday!




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