Archive for July 22nd, 2015

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Jul
15

A Much Needed Wednesday LOL

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Jul
15

The President delivers remarks on the African Growth and Opportunity Act

6:25 EDT: The President delivers remarks at a reception celebrating the signing into law of the African Growth and Opportunity Act; East Room

22
Jul
15

Chat Away

President Obama is working for the people, Bernie is flapping his gums

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22
Jul
15

Profit and Loss – Why #BlackLivesMatter Matters

The BBC just began a documentary series (a real one, not the crap foisted upon us by History or Discovery) entitled “Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners.” Written and presented by historian David Olusoga, it details Britain’s abolition of slavery, and how much it cost the country.

A commission was empaneled to determine compensation. The compensation had a budget of £20 million. In today’s money, according to Measuring Worth, that amounts from almost £2 billion at the low end to almost £80 billion at the high end. (What’s a few billion among friends?)

Of course, here’s the thing: the outlay wasn’t to compensate the 800,000 slaves. It was to compensate the slave owners.

Continue reading ‘Profit and Loss – Why #BlackLivesMatter Matters’

22
Jul
15

Rise and Shine

On This Day – Pete Souza: “The President hugs Stephanie Davies, who helped her friend, Allie Young, left, stay alive after she was shot during the movie theater shootings in Aurora, Colo. The President visited patients and family members affected by the shootings at the University of Colorado Hospital. The President later told their story in a news conference.” July 22, 2012

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Today (all times Eastern)

1:45: The President meets with small business owners to discuss reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank; Roosevelt Room

4:30: VP Biden Speaks on the Importance of Increasing the Minimum Wage, Los Angeles

6:25: The President delivers remarks at a reception celebrating the signing into law of the African Growth and Opportunity Act; East Room

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On This Day: First Lady Michelle Obama hugs a child during a Drink Up event on the South Lawn of the White House, July 22, 2014 (Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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Jul
15

Early Bird Chat

On This Day – Pete Souza: “It’s always fun to observe how the President interacts with little kids, in this case the very shy daughter of Sen. Jack Reed who had brought his family by for an Oval Office visit.” July 22, 2010

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