Happy 4th From the President And Vice President

60 Responses to “Happy 4th From the President And Vice President”

  1. July 4, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Congrats, Almablanca!

    Up to 322K now!

  2. 12 Betsy
    July 4, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Evening, Happy 4th of July.

  3. July 4, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Interesting take on Tsipras…

  4. July 4, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Nerdy, here is another example of *industry* along with Twitter/Facebook should take notice:

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    • 15 Nerdy Wonka
      July 4, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      Thanks again, LP.

      I saw the news earlier today and screamed in joy.

      It’s fantastic to have diverse faces on the covers of magazines. It’s important to have POC on the cover of magazines. You can’t just put white face after white face after white face and stamp that as the standard of beauty. How will kids dream that they can make it in that world? How will kids dream when they don’t see faces that look like them?

      Hopefully, this means that Teen Vogue finally got with the 2015 program of the world, and that others will follow suit.

    • July 4, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      Substantive article, LP …

      “Countering fashion’s diversity problem: It’s no secret that seeing a cover like Teen Vogue’s is rare. Jourdan Dunn made headlines in February when she landed a spot on the cover of British Vogue, becoming the first black model to do so in 12 years.

      Fashion has long had a problem with featuring diverse faces in runway shows, ads and magazines. The representation on the all-important covers is particularly egregious: The Fashion Spot examined 44 print magazines worldwide and found white models appeared 567 times in 2014 while people of color made 119 cover โ€” almost a fivefold difference, the site noted.

      With that context in mind, it’s all the more significant Teen Vogue choose a group of nonwhite models who each embody a different kind of diversity โ€” ethnic, cultural, racial, even linguistic. Hammam, 18, is a trilingual Egyptian-Moroccan; 20-year-old Jones is a French-speaking French-Ivorian; and Spanish-speaking Montero, 19, hails from the Dominican Republic, according to Teen Vogue.”

      Thank you!

      Biz folk who want to persist had better adapt to the unrelenting reality of demographics. ‘White’ ain’t a sustainable biz model – in any corporate sector.

      • July 4, 2015 at 7:31 pm

        “Biz folk who want to persist had better adapt to the unrelenting reality of demographics. โ€˜Whiteโ€™ ainโ€™t a sustainable biz model โ€“ in any corporate sector.” -My thoughts exactly, Bob. By ~2040 the U.S. will me a majority *minority* population.

  5. 20 Nerdy Wonka
    July 4, 2015 at 7:06 pm

  6. July 4, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    • July 4, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      The Republicans will count on their same old racists base, and they will do all they can to keep the groups who usually vote Democratic from voting.

      • 23 57andfemale
        July 4, 2015 at 7:22 pm

        Unfortunately, the Dems oblige by looking for love and perfection instead of progress. What does it take to get Dems to fight the good fight, get registered and effing vote?

      July 4, 2015 at 8:21 pm


  7. 25 mtmarilyn
    July 4, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Off to a BBQ and fireworks. Have a wonderful evening everyone. Love VPOTUS Joe Biden. Would work for him in a minute!

  8. July 4, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Bob, the jackals and their compatriots are out for blood…..

  9. July 4, 2015 at 7:13 pm

  10. July 4, 2015 at 7:15 pm

  11. 30 arapaho415
    July 4, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Happy 4th, everyone!

    If you want to read a feel-good story, click on Daily Herald article.

    A WWII veteran, 94 years old (!) also was part of the post-war Berlin Airdrop. He recreated his signature “candy bomb” for Orem Utah yesterday.

    94 years young!

  12. July 4, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    • July 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm

      LP, based on all I’ve read I’d say that Sadegh Ghorbani is a bit out over his skis in that tweet.

      Could well be that that will happen, but I did not see any other transcription of DepFM Araghchi live broadcast that conveyed such specific timing of announcement and implementation.

      • July 4, 2015 at 7:38 pm

        I was kinda wondering about that….there will be so many mixed messages from now until then it will be hard to discern who has legitimacy when it comes to foreign *leaks* or statements. When the U.S. delegation goes ‘dark’ I’ll know that we are at the precipice on way or the other…

        • July 4, 2015 at 7:45 pm

          True, LP.

          I do find that Abas Asiani timely and cautious in his translations of statements made by Iranian officials and folk like Laura Rozen & Trita Parsi seem to track him closely.

          The one thing I’m reasonably confident is that if President Obama is going to accept a deal, he will do so before midnight 8 July. I don’t see him fighting with the GOP for an extension and various indicators are that the Iranians and other P5+1 members have no appetite for an extension beyond 7 July.

  13. July 4, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    • July 4, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

      I can’t breath …. Black folk are the greatest gift to joy!!! “Amazing” doesn’t even come close to the “grace” they shower on all the rest of us.

    • 39 Dudette
      July 4, 2015 at 7:35 pm

      One NEVER graduates from the kids table… new ones just get added! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 43 Nerdy Wonka
      July 4, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      HOOMAHGAWD….this is so true!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

      You try to sneak up to the grown folks table and the side eye from your Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents can freeze the universe. You try to explain that you just graduated high school, or college or turned 21, etc., and the response is “DID I ASK YOU FOR YOUR AGE? I SAID, SIT YOUR ASS DOWN AT THE KIDS TABLE.”

      The #CookOutNewsNetwork hashtag is so great because of the memories it evokes. No matter where you grew up as a Black child, these experiences are embedded deep in your DNA.

  14. July 4, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Some cool pics in the State link:

  15. 46 Dudette
    July 4, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Yep! ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. 47 Dudette
    July 4, 2015 at 7:37 pm

  17. 48 Nerdy Wonka
    July 4, 2015 at 7:53 pm


  18. July 4, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Happy Independence Day from Iowa. We just went outside for a minute with our dogs, heard a plane buzzing overhead and looked up to see one trailing a banner that read “Iowans For Trump”. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. July 4, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    This is such a wonderful story…

    Valedictorian Gives Graduation Speech At School Where Dad Is Custodian, Thanks Him For Sacrifices


  20. July 4, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Oh My…

    July 4, 2015 at 8:23 pm


  22. 58 a4alice
    July 4, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    no way! ๐Ÿ˜€

  23. July 4, 2015 at 8:37 pm

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