President Obama Honors the San Antonio Spurs

2:40 EST: President Obama Honors the 2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs

32 Responses to “President Obama Honors the San Antonio Spurs”

  1. 1 GGail
    January 12, 2015 at 2:32 pm


  2. 6 GGail
    January 12, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Now that I have arrived…let me change the subject – wow. I was looking for a place to post this comment and hit refresh


    Andraé Crouch, who has died aged 72, was the foremost gospel singer of his generation as well as a successful vocal arranger, songwriter, choir leader and pastor. Although he was best known to the wider public for his choral work on Michael Jackson’s hit Man in the Mirror (1988), Madonna’s Like a Prayer (1989) and the soundtrack to the Disney film The Lion King (1994), his passion was for music that expressed his faith and for the less glamorous work of preaching and teaching at his home church in Pacoima, California.

    Crouch was inspired as much by contemporary pop, rock and R&B as he was by traditional gospel, and his performing career took off on the white church circuit. Consequently, to some gospel music purists he sounded less authentic than grittier contemporaries such as James Cleveland, who played almost exclusively within their own community.

    According to his biography, Through It All (1974), Crouch and his twin sister Sandra were born in Compton, Los Angeles, to parents, Benjamin and Catherine, who were active in the pentecostal Church of God in Christ. Their father, a preacher who also ran a local cleaning business, moved the family to the San Fernando Valley in 1951 where he established Christ Memorial Church, initially in a garage.

  3. 7 vcprezofan2
    January 12, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Well! Well! There is GxG leading the march into the village! Way to go!

  4. January 12, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Hi Chips. Congrats GGail on the Gold. I have been busy with work the last few days so first chance I have had to say hi. Looking forward to the President honoring the Spurs. Thankfully, boss is in court so I won’t miss it.

  5. January 12, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Seattle Seahawks will be back at the White House after they defeat Green Bay and win in the Super Bowl.

  6. 12 Nerdy Wonka
    January 12, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    SWAG on 100.

  7. January 12, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Wish I could believe in this number. There seems to be an endless number of Boko Haram fighters!

  8. 22 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    January 12, 2015 at 3:15 pm

  9. January 12, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    By Lawrence Hurley

    WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up another broad challenge to President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law.

    The court rejected an appeal filed by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and the Alliance for Natural Health USA. The groups had challenged various aspects of the law known as Obamacare including the so-called individual mandate that requires people to obtain health insurance or pay a tax.

    In March 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in favor of the Obama administration. In 2012, a district court judge also ruled against the challengers.

    The 2010 healthcare law has been subjected to numerous legal challenges, including a key 2012 case in which the Supreme Court upheld the bulk of the law on a 5-4 vote.

    The court is now hearing a separate challenge to a key part of the law which, if successful, would deprive millions of Americans of tax-credit subsidies to help them afford health insurance.

    Oral arguments in that challenge are scheduled for March 4. (Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)

  10. 24 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    January 12, 2015 at 3:24 pm

  11. 25 MademSoph
    January 12, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Worked all weekend, but DVR’d the playoff games and the Golden Globes and watched everything in marathon fashion after I got home yesterday. The games were all great (go Hawks!). The Globes were kind of meh this year, and the acceptance speeches just made all the recipients sound like a bunch of self-absorbed, self-congratulatory, self-important jerks (I know, I know…. but more than usual this time 🙂 )

    Except for one. Common’s acceptance speech was moving, deep and beautiful; it was both personal and universal; it was perfection:

  12. 30 57andfemale
    January 12, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    I am amazed that these idiots can continue to shock me:

  13. January 12, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    “Netanyahu’s Paris appearance was a PR disaster: Benjamin Netanyahu finds out he missed the bus: An uncomfortable look at the prime minister’s embarrassing trip to France. The Paris trip was supposed to be good for Benjamin Netanyahu…. That was not at all what happened. Netanyahu’s trip to Paris turned into a series of unfortunate humiliations. First, there was the fact that he had been asked, by French President Francois Hollande, not to attend the march in an effort to keep the Israeli-Palestinian conflict out of Europe’s show of unity….

    ….Then there was the matter of the march itself, which supplied Netanyahu’s political rivals with a enough images, videos, gifs and memes for four election campaigns, not one. Netanyahu was captured by news cameras elbowing his way into the front row, gently pushing aside the President of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The French weekly Paris Match later reported that Netanyahu’s place in the front row (alongside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas) was in fact determined by the organizers of the rally, but by that point the videos showing Netanyahu’s break into the first row were already out. The damage was done…..

    …The footage, captured by a French TV station, is remarkable: The prime minister of Israel looks nervous, dejected, beaten down, surrounded by his security detail yet still standing in the middle of the street, looking exposed to danger in a way world leaders should never be. Netanyahu appears furious, annoyed, confused, trying to busy himself with talking on his phone or fixing his hair, constantly looking over his shoulder to check whether his bodyguards are still there. Even the French news anchors had to sympathize with his distress. In no time, Netanyah’s anguish over the bus like was memefied and joked about. His gauche waving became the subject of scorn and derision, his apparent shoving the subject of intense criticism….continued”

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