National Hispanic Heritage Month

4:35: President Obama Delivers Remarks at a Celebration for National Hispanic Heritage Month

82 Responses to “National Hispanic Heritage Month”

  1. 1 Allison
    October 15, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    TY Chips!

    October 15, 2015 at 4:08 pm


  3. 5 Judith Fardig
    October 15, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Allison arrives in style!! WTG!

    October 15, 2015 at 4:10 pm


    October 15, 2015 at 4:13 pm


  6. 12 99ts
    October 15, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Dear Heavens – now cnn has trump as the stock market guru – the man who treats bankruptcy as his exit plan!

  7. October 15, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Congrats Allison 🙂

  8. 17 GGail
    October 15, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    PBO done gone and stirred the Hispanic hornets nest when he tweaked Trump’s nose about building walls – Hahahahaha!!!

  9. 18 Allison
    October 15, 2015 at 4:59 pm

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  12. 30 hopefruit2
    October 15, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    • 31 idon
      October 15, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      I’m excited and scared at the same time because I don’t know how I’ll recover if my one and only 45 says no.

      • 32 jacquelineoboomer
        October 15, 2015 at 8:26 pm

        There are many of us feelin’ the same way.

        • October 16, 2015 at 12:17 am

          Yes Indeed, J’OB! VP Biden is my number one choice. I just can’t seem to get exited about the others. Ultimately, however, I will vote for any of the Democratic Candidates. The Republican candidates–and I mean the whole bunch–would take this country backward, especially if they have control of both houses of Congress.

          Most importantly, J’OB, how is your son? I hope he is continuing to get better and better.

          • 34 jacquelineoboomer
            October 16, 2015 at 12:27 am

            Oh, nath, thanks for asking. My son’s doing good now, but he did go back in the hospital for four days a couple of weeks ago due to an infection. He was sent home, thankfully, with long-term antibiotic IV therapy, and is doing much better. Unfortunately, though, he has differing muscle aches in his back on certain days … but is pushing through that, and hanging in there! Has to have his “shark bite” wound re-packed with gauze twice a day, while it’s healing and drying out, and has a home health nurse checking on that longer-term process.

            The real healing part is that – but for moments here and there – he’s still able to keep his spirits up, kid around with his mother, walk to my house occasionally for coffee and invite me to his for the same, and stays in the game. Thanks again for asking.

  13. 35 hopefruit2
    October 15, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    I’m already at that point! LOL! 🙂

    • 36 idon
      October 15, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      Been there and still there 🙂

    • 37 COS
      October 15, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      I have been there from the beginning. 🙂

    • October 16, 2015 at 12:39 am

      I was born a couple of months after FDR passed away. My view of him is based on the historical records. He did many great things, but he also had many shortcomings. His internment of Japanese Americans was horrendous and so was his failure to support a federal anti-lynching law. While I understand the politics of why he had to compromise with the Dixie-crats in order to be able to pass his New Deal programs, the fact remains that many of those New Deal programs–including Social Security–discriminated against African Americans. Personally, my take on President Obama is based entirely on my experience with presidents in my life-time. Of all the Presidents I have been conscious of, President Obama is, undoubtedly, the best president in my lifetime.

  14. 39 Dakota
    October 15, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    OMG! This is the longest day!!! I’ve been working at the community college all this week and it’s been great…days moving along pretty smoothly and quickly. But today is dragging! The only good thing is that I’m holding down the fort by myself and it’s verwy quiet.

    Been thinking a lot about Lamar Odom. What a struggle his life has been. Sending healing thoughts and prayers his way.

  15. October 15, 2015 at 5:52 pm

  16. October 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    other updates in the sidebar ….

    bbl ….


  17. 42 99ts
    October 15, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Via a link at LGF
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ruled that a 2012 state law that severely restricts medication abortions is unconstitutional.

    Highlights what I was reading – somewhere? – the GOP continues to pass/attempt to pass laws that will cheer up their base. That they all fail is irrelevant to the reasons for spending millions on such issues.

  18. October 15, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    I did not get a chance to listen to the President’s statement on Afghanistan…what is TOD’s take on the change of plan…

    • 44 Vicki
      October 15, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      My speculation is that PBO wants to take troop levels and that difficult issue off the table for the 2016 (D) candidates.
      Not as a cynical political move, but
      If Afghanistan—unpredictable as it is—-blows up during the next year, PBO might prefer that whoever the Dem running is, that he or she doesn’t get buried by GOP blowback. Keeping more troops there is a protective move for Afghanistan and our eventual candidate.

      The next President will have to figure this mess out.

    • 46 vcprezofan2
      October 15, 2015 at 7:27 pm

      Hi, PF – the link is in the previous post, and as I understand it PBO doesn’t see the current decisions as a change of plans. It makes sense to me that he’d monitor the situation *closely* and make decisions as events unfold, or as the situation dictates, to achieve the goals he’s set forth. Here’s the vid positioned for your listening pleasure. 😀

  19. 49 hopefruit2
    October 15, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    What is this about?

    • October 15, 2015 at 7:06 pm

      Clinton trying to start trouble…

    • 51 vcprezofan2
      October 15, 2015 at 7:57 pm

      Some people never learned how to enjoy riding a wave….or… Some people never know when to shut up….or… Some people simply like to be the centre of attention….. or ….. Some people thrive on controversy? What do I know, Hf? :/

      • 52 donna dem 4 obama
        October 15, 2015 at 8:16 pm

        Hi VC

        Have you talked to Theo67 lately? I haven’t seen her around in quite a while.

        • 53 vcprezofan2
          October 15, 2015 at 8:27 pm

          Hi DD, you know what, I haven’t and I have been remiss. 😳 😳 We talked briefly of an August lunch and because this was mentioned in the midst of an admittedly busy schedule, I let the matter slide. 😳 Will check in with her this weekend.

          Phew! Just did a quick peek on twitter and notice that she has been online.

          • 54 donna dem 4 obama
            October 15, 2015 at 8:33 pm

            As long as she’s okay. I forgot to check her twitter feed. 😉

            • 55 vcprezofan2
              October 15, 2015 at 8:40 pm

              It’s the okay part that resonated as soon as you asked the question, Donna! Not hearing from her re the lunch date, I assumed she was too busy when she came to town, rather than wondering if all was well. I suppose something positive could be said at my not thinking of illness or whatever, but the truth was I was busy being peeved for a bit. Sigh. Not a pretty reflection.

        • 56 vcprezofan2
          October 15, 2015 at 8:30 pm

          No question though that I haven’t been a good correspondent! 😦

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  22. October 15, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Singing while black: Oakland choir threatened with ‘nuisance’ fines after tech workers enter neighborhood
    15 OCT 2015 AT 17:00 ET

    Members of a black church choir are blaming an influx of affluent tech workers for their group facing thousands of dollars in fines.

    Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in West Oakland received a cease-and-desist letter from the city threatening them with $500 a day in fines plus a $3,500 nuisance fee, CBS San Francisco reports. Church members believe the sudden complaints about the choir are due to the fact the area is becoming gentrified.

    “Kind of hard to believe because we’ve been here about 65 years in the community and all of a sudden we get some concerns about the noise,” Thomas A Harris III, the pastor at Pleasant Grove, told the local CBS station.

    The church just happens to be in a neighborhood full of the Victorian homes that characterize the Bay Area, and they’re being snapped up by wealthy tech industry workers, church officials told CBS.

    “Those persons who are just new arrivals should not come and try to change the culture that existed before they arrived here,” George Holland, president of the local NAACP branch, told CBS. “We cannot have people come attack churches about music.”


  23. October 15, 2015 at 7:58 pm

  24. 74 jacquelineoboomer
    October 15, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Chips! I would have totally missed this! And the Buena Vista Social Club were at the White House? Love them!

  25. 80 jacquelineoboomer
    October 15, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Not sure what this is all about. Not surprised, though, if true. It’s Fox.

  26. October 16, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Work at a community college where we celebrate this and other months. I always learn something new.

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