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16
Aug
12

Sealed with a kiss…..

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05
Jul
12

No Going Back

Stephanie Miller of Sandusky, Ohio cries on the shoulder of President Obama at a campaign event at Washington Park in Sandusky, Ohio. Miller’s sister died of cancer and said that Obama’s healthcare plan would have given her better treatment options

ThinkProgress: President Obama stopped shaking hands for a moment today so that he could embrace a sobbing woman whose uninsured sister recently died of colon cancer.

The sister of Stephanie Miller, from Sandusky, OH, would have been covered if Obamacare were fully implemented when she got sick. Instead, the woman was left without insurance and couldn’t get the health care she needed.

…. Ms. Miller said her sister, Kelly Hines, died from colon cancer four years ago because she could not afford proper health insurance …. “I thanked him for the getting the Affordable Health Act passed,” she said.

One hundred twenty nine million people have pre-existing conditions. The Affordable Care Act will prevent them from being denied care, either by an individual plan or by an employer. Should Republicans repeal the law, as they have promised, those people could once again find themselves in that situation. Republicans’ only solution is to put people like Miller’s sister into unsustainable, high-risk pools, or force them to go without care.

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13
Feb
12

hey, it’s almost valentine’s day ….

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Sleep well, TOD lovebirds 😉

15
Jan
12

catching up

Greatest ad ever?

Steve Benen last August: “‘Corporations are people’? In this little figure of speech, wouldn’t that make Mitt Romney a metaphorical serial killer?”….. 😉

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Thanks saintroscoe

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Michael Tomasky (The Daily Beast): Why Mitt Romney Will Prove To Be a Feeble Presidential Nominee …. I wrote about his reactionary tax plan and his refusal to release his own taxes, and what an unfortunate (for him) cocktail those two ingredients will make for him …. Now, the Bain attacks put into sharp relief another reason for his weakness. He has just one argument, and the Bain “creative destruction” narrative comes close to killing it.

…. Toss in that ghastly remark about it being all right to discuss inequality in “quiet rooms,” which I feel certain we haven’t heard nearly the last of …. He meant corporate board rooms, where everyone would agree with him. An astonishingly frank moment, like the comment about liking to be able to fire people. I know he was talking about insurance companies, but here in the 99 percent, we don’t “fire” insurance companies, or usually doctors and certain other service professionals. We change them. It was a word choice that really did reveal a world view.

….Oh, he’ll get 47, 48 percent of the vote, because we’re a divided country …. but a majority will not want to change horses, especially when the other horse is carrying Romney’s kind of personal baggage and is promising policies that are warmed over versions of the policies that created the economic crisis in the first place. I have no great confidence in the brilliance of Obama’s political team, but this should not be too hard, even for them, and Mitt can find himself a nice quiet room in La Jolla to go ponder the what-if’s.

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This Is Our Time

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Slate

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The UK Independent: As we’re sitting down to lunch at a restaurant in Washington DC, a smartly dressed man approaches Candace Gingrich-Jones. “I just wanted to say hello,” he announces, cheerfully, “because I know your brother.”

Ms Gingrich-Jones has two stock responses to people who greet her in this fashion. The first, to those who seem friendly, is to politely say how nice it is to make their acquaintance. The second, to anyone who claims to be among her famous half-sibling’s enemies, is to smile archly and respond: “You are not alone!”

…. Regardless of whether Newt Gingrich ends up as the GOP contender in November’s election, Ms Gingrich-Jones will be working tirelessly to ensure victory for his opponent, Barack Obama.

“No matter who the Republican candidate is, I will do everything I possibly can to ensure they don’t win,” she says. “President Obama has done so much for the gay community. From repealing ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’, to getting a hate-crime prevention act passed in 2008, to anti-discrimination policies in the workplace, to laws giving gay couples hospital visitation rights. It would be a disaster if he were to lose.”

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01
Jan
12

‘through her eyes’

President Barack Obama walks with his daughter Sasha after a visit to the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii January 1, 2012 in Honolulu. From 3rd left: The President’s daughter Malia, wife Michelle, niece Savita Ng, brother-in-law Konrad Ng with his daughter Suhailia, and sister Maya Soetoro-Ng.

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After visiting his grandfather’s grave here, President Obama took his family to the East-West Center, which is hosting an exhibit on his mother’s anthropological work.

“Through Her Eyes: Ann Dunham’s Field Work in Indonesia” includes photos and artifacts from the years she spent conducting research there.

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President Barack Obama and the First Family leave the National Memorial of the Pacific at Punchbowl after visiting his grandfather’s grave

21
Nov
11

she’s something else – oh, and he is too ;-)

Thanks P

18
Nov
11

tribute

The Rev. Al Sharpton reads a letter from President Barack Obama to Xea Myers 11-year-old daughter of Dwight Errington Myers, later known as Heavy D, during his funeral at Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, N.Y., Nov. 18

NY Daily News: Even President Obama had nothing but love for Heavy D, the respected New York-bred rapper who was laid to rest Friday after a star-studded funeral in his Mount Vernon hometown.

The Rev. Al Sharpton, speaking during the service, invited the late rapper’s daughter, Xea, to the pulpit and read a statement to the 11-year-old.

“I want to read you something and I want you to keep this, Xea,” Sharpton said, before reading it and revealing that it came from the White House. Obama’s message offered condolences and praised the rapper for his “infectious optimism and many contributions to American music.”

The message drew a thunderous ovation from the 1,500 loved ones and friends gathered at Grace Baptist Church for the private service…..

More here

MTV: “We extend our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time,” the note from Obama read. “He will be remembered for his infectious optimism and many contributions to American music. Please know that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.”

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The Only Adult

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Good grief, part 2,036:

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😆 Thanks Tally!!!

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President Obama meets with China’s Premier Wen Jiabao at the East Asia Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, November 19

…. with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra

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From the archives (2005):

Thanks for the reminder Zizi

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Oh blimey crikey, you people are something else – thank you to everyone who was able to contribute today to the TOD Obama/Biden 2012 fundraiser at OFA, appreciate it so much. We’re gobsmackingly close already to that $6,000 target:

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So, here’s a little Hey and Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi! to help push us over the line:

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PS:

Meabloom: Chips!! You forgot our Friday’s Good video. Following our amazing POTUS around must have you pooped. I forgive.

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16
Oct
11

night everyone

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Eldest living sisiter of Dr. King, Christine King Farris

Two-year-old Elias Kabongo of Waldorf poses for his parents at the Martin Luther King memorial (Washington Post – thank you Marlz)

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Coming up:

Monday:

10:50 ET: The President holds an event at Asheville Regional Event in Fletcher, NC.

4:50: Gives remarks at West Wilkes High School in Millers Creek, NC.

Tuesday:

11:0: Visits YMCA on Guilford Technical Community College campus in Jamestown, NC.

5:00: Delivers remarks at Greensville County High School in Emporia, VA

Wednesday:

10:30: Delivers remarks at Joint Base Langley-Eustis

2:40: Speaks to fire fighters at Fire Station 9 North Chesterfield, VA

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An Afghan carpet seller displays a handmade rug bearing the image of US President Barack Obama inside his shop in Kabul, Afghanistan. The shop owner said the he spent a year sewing the carpet and that it is not for sale. (From Boston.com – thank you Loriah)

15
Oct
11

hey! goodnight! see you good people tomorrow ;-)

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Bonus track:

Now up to 1,397,793 views on YouTube 😆

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Thank you for the reminder, Bobfr:

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And …. my most loved:

21
Aug
11

night everyone

You know me, always like a bit of ‘Hey’ to end blissful days.

Better go get some sleep. But you know my record, all kinds of big things happen when I’m snoozing – eg that bin Laden business.

So, when I return tomorrow I’m expecting you to tell me that Rick Perry and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad held a joint press conference – live on Fox – during which they surrendered to the President.

And would you blame them? Look what happened bin Laden, Mubarak and Gaddafi/Gadhafi/Khadafy/Qaddafi under this President’s watch.

Night everyone. See you tomorrow 😉

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For old time’s sake – foreign policy:

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