I am again, impressed with Governor O’Malley……2016 may be his time!
That’s what I tell those numbnuts on DTOAD when they want to “primary” the president. I tell them they need to support this president, recruit more progressive dems in the house & senate, look for their perfect progressive candidate for 2016.
Gov O’Mallelly would be an excellent 2016 candidate!
I am totally with you, Sue! Gov. O’Malley is a fearless Truth teller. I would support him enthusiastically if he ran in 2016! All Democrats should be learning from his example of focusing on the real culprits instead of trying find fault with the President’s proposal so that they can justify joining the right wingers in bashing him. I wish all Democrats behaved like Gov. O’Malley, Leader Nancy Pelosi and my great Senator, Barbara Boxer!
Love my Governor!
Here Here – so glad I live in Maryland!
I’m proud to call him my governor too! :)
Wow, whoever this guy is I’m thoroughly impressed with. 2016 is ideal for him. I’m going to make it a point to follow his career from this day forward like I did in 2004 on a guy with a funny name. ;)
I likey :D
I didn’t know so many Marylanders were on here. He was our mayor and we hit the street to make him our governor.
I can tell governor inspire is sn Obamacrat!
Also, this is a article of a fuel station of the future, unveiled in California today:
I type in words from my I phone and it puts in words for me!
Thank you Jovie….
This is the direction that THIS president wants to take this country to be a leader in alternative energy, clean fuel for our cars, and innovating us into a cleaner society. PBO has so much vision that he is way before his time and the DEMs are to timid to follow and the GOP are too stubborn/stupid/greedy to think past their bank accounts.
He really is a great governor.. I’ve been following him on twitter, since he’ll be my gov real soon- and I must say I am sooooo looking forward to living in a blue state with a governor who truly seems to get it.
He will be the next president in 2016. I will Vote for him.
Re: Olive Garden
The story of Clarence Otis Jr. – Darden CEO leads Red Lobster and Olive Garden
Categories: African-American, Business, Featured
Written By: Shawn Williams
Chalk this one up to the infinite list of things I didn’t know. Thanks to Rose for the heads up.
The Higher Education of the Nation’s Top African-American Restaurateur
Each week tens of thousands of diners eat at an Olive Garden or Red Lobster restaurant. Few of these diners know that the CEO heading these large restaurant chains is a black man.
Clarence Otis Jr. is the CEO of Darden Restaurants Inc., the largest casual dining operator in the nation. The firm operates nearly 1,400 company-owned restaurants coast to coast serving 300 million meals annually. Darden employs 150,000 workers and has annual revenues of $6 billion.
Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Otis moved to Los Angeles when he was 6 years old. His father was a high school dropout who worked as a janitor.
The family lived in Watts at the time of the 1965 riots. In the post-Watts period, Otis recalls being stopped and questioned by police several times a year because of the color of his skin.
A high school guidance counselor recommended him for a scholarship at Williams College, the highly selective liberal arts institution in Massachusetts. Otis graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Williams and went on to earn a law degree at Stanford.
Otis landed on Wall Street as a merger and acquisitions attorney for J.P. Morgan Securities. He joined Darden Restaurants in 1995 as corporate treasurer. He became CEO in 2004.
What a great story – and I believe it’s the first time I’m hearing about it.
That’s a really great and inspiring story.
I didn’t think many knew – that’s why I searched and posted it. GREAT isn’t it! :-) One of our success stories here in Southern California.
i think the President of McDonalds is black too.
I am really liking this guy. He’s on my short list for 2016.
That’s my guy doster. He is phenomenal. Has done all kinds of things to improve the state. He had to make tough choices with the unions here as well but he sat down with everyone at the table and agreed that everyone had to make shared sacrifices.
And to top it off he can sing, dance and is oh so fine. :)
Another campaign for you to join in 2016, Donna (especially that sing, dance … er … fine part!).
I just showed the O’Malley vid to my husband with the tease, “Wanna see the next president –in 2016?” I said —“Look!—smart, not afraid to tell the truth—-and he’s adorable!” And my husband said, “Oh no. I thought I was going to get you back after Obama. Here we go again.”
Love it!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:
Welcome to Maryland, the land of pleasant living and hot steam crabs.
O’Malley has his own band that performs in public.
That’s funny, dotster! lol..cute, too.
Interesting this tweet just now from Rep Grijalva: RepRaulGrijalvaRaul M. Grijalva
#AZ would get $661 million for badly needed school upgrades and better education under the @BarackObama jobs plan http://bit.ly/nIhZTS
It appears he may be supporting POTUS’s Job’s plan~ More of this.
But but but Howard fineman just said that democrats on the hill hate the jobs plan and they dislike tge president too and…
These reporters take a small group of people and conflate it to mean everyone!
Thanks for that link and tweet from Raul Grijalva, Sherijr.. I posted it on DFP.
Spreading any good news I can especially when Senators like Webb and Landrieu get out there and give their utmost insipidness.
Governor O’Malley is well-spoken, balanced in his ideas and presentation, and a pure pleasure to hear. I’d like to see him getting a lot more attention by television and I believe I will send emails to suggest him to the Sunday shows. Thank you, Chipsticks.
He has been on Candy Crowley’s Sunday show and that one on ABC in the last month. Its just that he says positive things so his appearances get downplayed.
Lawrence O’Donnell’s going off on Deadbeat Joe Walsh. pretty harsh.
A huge contrast between this smart, sane, reasonable, appealing O’Malley and the horrible skunk, my horrific tea party rep., Joe Walsh, which LOD just skewered and finished off. He related what I wrote about yesterday—–about Walsh not showing up for a court appearance on his long overdue unpaid child support. Walsh said he had to be in D.C. for a vote——as it turned out he voted “present” on that vote—–and was really in town for “media appearances”. O’Donnell just shamed any media who would allow this ugly, lying piece of poo to appear to spout his lies. O’D said that Joe Walsh is a disgrace to the House of the United States Congress.
I’m very impressed with Governor O’Malley. Great Spokesman
I got inspired from all of you to write my GOP Congressman. As distasteful as it was. I was very blunt in what I said. I don’t hold out much hope that he’ll be reasonable. Once when I called his local office, a person argued with my opinion. Now I call his Washington D.C. office. They just take my message.
I got a reply from him. I wanted to share it with you:
Thank you for contacting me to express your views on President Obama’s recent jobs proposal. It is good to hear from you.
I understand your concern. Creating jobs and revitalizing the economy is a top priority for many Americans. I have been working to restore economic prosperity to our great nation.
As you know, on September 8, 2011 President Obama highlighted a new jobs plan called the American Jobs Act. I wanted to let you know what I support to create jobs and to revitalize the economy.
I believe we need to rein in the reckless spending and promote a pro-growth agenda to get Americans back to work. The first way we can accomplish this goal is to tackle our skyrocketing national debt. The money we are using to finance the debt is money that could be used to create jobs. At its current level of $14 trillion, experts have concluded that the national debt prevents at least one million jobs from being created every year. The faster we address out of control spending, the sooner this economy will begin to move again.
I have also introduced legislation to provide much needed financing to small businesses without spending a single tax dollar. My bill, the Small Business Lending Enhancement Act, raises the member business lending cap for credit unions from 12.25% to 27.5%. In this difficult period, many small businesses require capital to stay afloat, remain competitive, and ramp up hiring. If enacted, this legislation would allow credit unions to lend an additional $13 billion to small businesses, which could create 140,000 new jobs. Rest assured, I will continue working to get this economy going.
Again, thank you for taking the time to contact me with your concerns. I appreciate having the benefit of your views.
EDWARD R. ROYCE
So your Rep Royce IS NOT gonna support the President’s AJA?
Seriously. Governor Martin O’Malley in 2016!
Indeed. I was impressed. He’s on my short list too.
Governor O’Malley is absolutely right…where are the Dems, they all should be out there everyday (just like PBO) talking about, shouting about AJA. The support for AJA should be drowning out the noise Carvell and his ilk are spitting out. TOB family, I am telling you all tosay, September 15, 2011, if the Dems don’t come together and support PBO like they have done for past dem presidents, I will never ever support another dem candidate. I have always voted for dems, but I was never engaged the way I have been since 2007…my first impression was that dems had a weak spine and now I am beginning to think they don’t have a spine . The dems better get it together!
If O’Malley runs in 2016, then he’ll get my vote. He makes me smile when I see him saying “AGHAST!” “SHOCKED!” :D
And he’s cute too! A little swagga there!
I’ll glad share him you guys and yes 2016, the next President of the United States after Barack Hussein Obama of course, lol. Sounds good to me. :D
I didn’t want anyone to call me a Guyslady but I was checking him out. He is cute :smile:
You should see him in person. Fine, Fine, Fine….
He’s a doll!
Now for all you ladies here…try to keep it together now:
I’m thinking keynote speaker for the DemocratIC Convention? He’s even get a little Southern twang. Interesting…
I think he definitely should be the keynote speaker. I cannot think of anyone else other than maybe Corey Booker of NJ that is as charismatic and well spoken as the Governor.
He works out….can you tell :)
Just from those clips alone, you can see would destroy any of the Repub clowns who are running right now (in effect these clowns are running for 2016…they know they can’t beat Stanley Ann’s son). Very formidable candidate. Of course, he’s got to want the job first, so we’ll see…
Donna can we expand the call list for tomorrow to Mary Landrieu and Jim Webb. Those two have a been thorns in our side since 2008. Landrieu with her oil and gas subsidies and Webb with whatever the topic of the day is. I intend to start first thing tomorrow on Cantor and Boehner but hope we will hit the other two hard.
I am absolutely convinced that Mary Landrieu would never have been elected without the overwhelming support from the AA community. I think It’s time to challenge her on her priorities. What would it be Senator: Creating Jobs for the poor and the middle class or continuing to cater to the oil robber barons?
I just tweeted all three videos to Reid, Polosi, DWS, DNC, DCCC and I told them, this is how a democrat responds to the GOP.
Excellent bjw2 ;-)
Well thanks Chips…I’ve learned to twitter and finding it’s a power tool to get our voices heard!
Yea twitter :D :D
Feel free to repurpose my latest FAX, this time to the Democrats in leadership positions in Congress, the DCCC, DSCC, and the DNC:
TO: Democratic Leaders in Congress
FROM: Paul and Judith Fardig, Portland OR, two of millions of middle class voters
R.E.: Democratic Unity in Supporting President Obama’s American Jobs Act
Dear Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Chris Van Hollen, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Patty Murray, Chuck Schumer; Dick Durbin, and Barbara Boxer
We are active volunteers with OFA who are becoming increasingly concerned that Democratic disunity in Congress and grumblings about President Obama are making our work harder. We have been contacting voters all summer to try to re-ignite the base to re-elect all of you and of course, President Obama. As you well know, many polls show approval of President Obama far outstrips that of Congress. We implore you to get your caucuses in the House and Senate together in unanimous support of the American Jobs Act. You have the majority of voters behind you.
We want you to pass the bill intact and pass it now. If you can pass additional bills to implement a CCC and/or WPA style program of direct government hiring, by all means do so. We absolutely have to have more revenue, not just draconian cuts, no matter what the Republicans say. Again, many polls show deep support among the majority of voters for raising tax rates on the very wealthy and closing loopholes that disproportionately benefit people and corporations that don’t need it.
Force a vote on the American Jobs Act as soon as possible. We can’t wait to help the unemployed and the desperate people in this country. That is way more important than reducing the deficit right now.
Oh wow, Bravo Judy! As I posted up thread I just sent all the three videos of Gov O’Malley and told them, that this is how a dems responds to the GOP!
Bravo, Bravo, Paul and Judy Fardig! I truly love people in Portland Oregon! It’s the years I spent at Lewis and Clark, in Portland, and at the University of Oregon, in Eugene, that really shaped my views about politics. I totally share the views expressed in your fax to the Democratic leadership. I hope the leadership shares your fax with the Senate Democratic Caucus and the House Democratic Caucus. We really must keep up the pressure on all members of Congress, both Democrats and Republicans.
Again, thanks to both of you for sending this fax which captures the sentiments of most of us on this blog.
The Democratic bench is deep — just gotta push aside the fauxgressives and DINOs and get with real fighters like Gov. O’Malley. He definitely has my vote in 2016 and I hope he will be out on the campaign trail in 2012 with PBO.
O’Malley/Cory 2016 or maybe Castro? from Texas.
I first heard of Cory Booker around the time that documentary came out when he was running for Mayor the first time (2003?). Just decided to check his Wiki page and see how he’s been doing….OH. MY. GOD.
His results are amazingly good! I first thought he might be a little young and inexperienced (just a mayor) for a Presidential ticket in 2016, but man oh man, his record of positive results for Newark is staggeringly good. Perhaps an O’Malley/Booker ticket in 2016, then a President Booker for eight years starting in 2024? I like the sounds of that! Booker will be about 55 years-old in 2024. Hmmmm….
@GovernorOMalley – everyone tweet your thanks to him! SHOW THE MAN SOME LOVE!!!
Absolutely. I think supporters should reward the good as vigorously as we punish the bad.
After Pa Sen Casey was on tv saying negative things about the president’s job act, I wrote and asked him to stop it and support the bill. Got a response back praising every aspect of the bill and pledging his support. Our push back is working! Tell everyone of your reps who thinks it’s cool to publicly criticize the president that you’re taking names and won’t tolerate it. Maybe they’ll remember who their real audience is.
I did not hear Casey, but I have been disappointed by him recently when he didn’t support another proposal by PBO—can’t recall what at the moment—but I notice that PBO always touts him as a great senator. Hmm. Makes me wonder. I know he supports PBO for the most part, and he has a right to differ, but the disunity in the face of extreme adversitiy is what I can’t forgive Casey for. He knows what’s up, so I need to ask him, what’s up Casey? I will check out his site, check his beliefs and votes, and follow up with a letter as well.
Remember he was invited to the jobs speech in Congress last week and is a fervent supporter of President Obama. I wouldn’t be surprised if he were grooming Governor O’Malley for 2016.
No Gail, he’s definatley not for the AJA. I didn’t expect him to be. A couple of times in his reply to my e-mials he talked about deficit reduction A LOT. I wrote back and told him what I thought of that. I’m sure one of his staff are writing these e-mails. I was hoping to get some input here on what to write back to him about his small business bill and anything else I might say. Its sad, I feel like its a waste of time. Its very conservative around here. Orange County, CA’ very conservativel
Sherry I am no economist….but your Rep is touting that his incentive would create 140,000 jobs. Sorry the guy is not thinking big enough or creatively enough. We need new industries, that stimulate demand. Funding infrastructure is a no brainer, where does he stand on that?
We have to grow our way out of this economic mess…guy doesn’t strike me as a very can do type of thinker. He should step aside and let
someone who is willing to roll up there sleeves take over.
Evidently your Rep seems satisfied with economic stagnation…..wonder where he thinks that will lead us 5, 10, 15 years down the road? Also I would ask him why his party didn’t take more responsible measures while they were in the process of blowing all the tax payers dollars…prior to this adminstration.
I understand your frustration…I have a Republican Rep as well.
Governor O’Mally is incredibly insightful.
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