The First Family Walks To Easter Mass At St. John’s Church
You can see a video clip here: CBS News
Me? try this http://www.mydestination.com/users/kelauni/bbb#tab
WOW! I was just in the area and thought I’d drop by TODville to see what’s up. Happy Easter.
Yup, saw you down thread and said Congrats to you as well – it’s great landing on First – way to go Anna
Congrats Cookemom on number one!
I have viewed several of the vids and by far Kelauni’s is the best, the energy, up beat spirit just draws you in.
Thanks so much Anna. I had just copied the link to send to some friends when I saw the new TOD thread. So I thought, ‘why not post it here again on the last day’? I appreciate everyone’s help and support and especially the kind words. Thanks again.
Good Afternoon all.
Howdy Anna and good afternoon to you on another great getting up day on the TOD stoop. Mighty fine first for us.
Congrats Cookemom and Anna for being first. This is the first I’ve come so close to the head table.
Please, just pull up a chair and join us at the table on this fine Easter afternoon. Glad to share the fixin’s with you.
Congrats Anna, you tied for First with cookemom!!
Looks like a tie! Congrats!
Happy Easter to all TOD members! Great thanks to Chips and her deputies for the wonderful job in keeping us informed and entertained!
How much does Mahlia look like PBO’s mom! Sasha is a across between his grandparents.
I think Sasha looks like her maternal grandmother, her dad, and paternal granddad. I honestly can’t decide who Malia looks like. I would say her mother and maybe her great-grandmother.
I see Malia as the spitting image of PBO’s mom. Sasha has always been hard for me to pinpoint, she changes each time I see her. I don’t see any of Michelle in either kid though. They both are growing into such beautiful young ladies and seem to be so well rounded. Thank their parents and I bet especially the first Grandma for that.
Actually in pics 3 and 4, I see Sasha favoring Michelle and Malia her dad and her dad’s mom. Sasha’s and Michelle’s head are at the same angle and they look just alike there.
She’s looking down I can’t really see but they do have the same nose.
Michelle’s Princeton or Harvard Law College graduation picture…..posted here before…..I say Sasha looks like her mom. Then if one looks at POTUS as a kid…..growing up, Natasha looks like him. Malia Looks like both her parents too. His mannerism and shyness and the mom’s outspokeness She is a spitting image of her parents as well..
They are All Gorgeous as Barbra said
Sasha is the spitting image of President Obamas father.
Barack Hussein Obama Sr.?
I went and looked at the Family tree on Wikipedia.
Hey CM, I think Malia is the spitting image of her father!! And I don’t think it’s just me because a co-worker looked at them on my my computer and she said, unfortunately Malia looks just like her dad. Please believe I was ready to roast her, but I held back because maybe she was saying that a girl doesn’t want to look just like her dad. However, However i agree with you about not knowing who Sasha looks like. I guess she is a combo of them all. HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!!
There’s nothing unfortunate about the way her dad looks. I would have roasted her ass. She was being jerky.
LOL Jessica, if it would have been anyone else I would have, but she is a democrat and a true Obama supporter, so I knew she meant no harm. I could’ve asked what she meant by that, but I let it go. They already think I’m crazy enough about my President.
I thought Sasha looks closer to FLOTUS (the younger images) ; Malia looks like her dad PBO who has a dominant look of his grandfather.
well I give up!
I also think Malia looks mostly like her Dad and Sasha her Mom. Kids change from time to time and favor different ones, but mostly are beautiful blends of both sides.
Happy Easter everyone!! Hope this is a restful and peaceful weekend for all & a chance for renewal.
for my part, I just “re-started” my life – again! I do this start over any chance I can get
What a wonderful idea! So much better than running in neutral, or worse yet, going in reverse. Happy Easter to you.
Maybe you have seen this?
@petesouza Congratulations! You're included on this year's #Twitter140 list. ti.me/ZOOVRH— TIME.com (@TIME) March 25, 2013
Thanks Carolmae, I hadn’t seen that before but without question I felt sure Pete S should be there. I followed the link to see a few of the others but lost interest when the first one to pop up was Chelsea Clinton. While I have nothing against her per se, I get somewhat tired of having the offspring of the famous continually thrust into the media.
The placement of Chelsea Clinton on this list is purely political. Like you vc, I have nothing against her, but there’s nothing particularly interesting or exceptional about her tweets that would put her at the top of this list.
Ah well, Hf, It means they lost 2 of us whose interest had been peaked to see who was on the list with PeteS. Maybe if Chelsea had been placed further in I would have skipped over and continued, but her position at the top made me question their criteria and killed my interest.
Indeed. And I’m sure there are many, many others who share our thoughts about this as well.
I didn’t see too much wit – nor wisdom in that list – gave up after No 38 – MUCH more wit & wisdom in tweets from TODers
there was a time I thought that Sasha would not grow as tall as her parents but now I can see that she too has the potential to be as tall as her big sister.
How can we get a natl sit-in at US Capitol until an Assault Weapon ban & bkgrd checks bill is passed? Not 1 day; sit-in until it passes.— ForUS50 (@FORUS50) March 31, 2013
Love the way you ‘fly’ when you are if the pilot’s seat, Utal! Thanks
Congrats, CM! Is ‘carpe diem’ the right term?
Bringing over a request from the end of the last thread that you all might have missed …..
SPECIAL (EASTER) WISH – Would someone knowledgeable PLEASE section the Favreau speechwriting video into manageable segments so that we can share them around? OR TEACH ME HOW TO DO IT?
a) I’d put the part with Gergen asking about aloofness and Jon’s fabulous answer into one segment
b) another segment could be the intro to the NH speech, the clip used, AND Jon’s post-clip comments [In fact all clips JF used could be treated similarly]
c) a segment with Jon delineating how the President ‘wrote’ the race speech
D) etc. etc. IF IT WILL HELP i’m WILLING TO GO THROUGH IT AGAIN AND NOTE POSSIBLE SEGMENTS cut off points THAT WOULD MAKE GOOD CLIPS, but because most of the session is so delicious it will take time to do, so you might just want to teach me how.
I don’t think everyone would take the time to watch this in its entirety if sent on twitter; I’m wishing for the segments so that it can be sent around in shorter bites until it becomes more ‘well’known’.
ANY TAKERS? /hands clasped/ Thanks in advance!
Sorry VC. I have know idea. Try googling “editing YouTube videos.” Or search for it on YouTube.
I know I meant no:idea:
vc – GREAT suggestion! I would love to see it segmented too. It’s fabulous. Jon F. is such a great interview – never says “ah” and “umm” and is so thoughtful and interesting for such a young guy; not to mention good looking AND talking about the best president ever. My favorite part was where he was strongly disagreeing about a perception that POTUS is aloof. He said that he doesn’t do artifice well. I love that — it’s so true.
Hi, Forus50! I’m back again after fighting off my migraine aura, for the third time in less than a week! Grrrr! Not sure how long I’ll last tonight. Anyways, I sure hope someone with the video skills (we undoubtedly have lots of experienced TODobots who could) will segment this for us. I was in the midst of investigating the youtube video editing download thingy when my aura started to build so I dashed for the tablets, then hastened to the shower and closer to bed.
Congratulations to Cookemom and Anna. You both tied for first place! An honorable mention to Nathkatun for coming so close to the head table. Hope you three enjoy the prize!
thanks, well done UT.
Thanks UT for this beautiful post about our beautiful First family! Thanks also for the “honorable mention that included in the prize winners. This is just what I needed on this beautiful Easter Sunday in San Diego, America’s finest city!
Thank you for a picture of two of my most favorite people.
Congrats too, Anna. Looking at your prize I suddenly remembered the occasion – wasn’t it when FLOTUS had forgotten to list POTUS as one of her best friends (listing only Dr. Jill) and he was pretending to be miffed?
You have done another great job utal! Have a restful afternoon.
http://t.co/WRopGiUKFX— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) March 31, 2013
Oooo, I would love to be there.
Love the yellow and green.
Our beautiful, graceful first family.
Michigan State beats Cinderella team South Florida. Final four line-up looks like Wichita State, Michigan State, Syracruse, and the winner of the Duke/Louisville game coming up.
Yup except it’s Michigan! Michigan State lost to Duke earlier in the week.
Yeah you’re right, my bad, see one Michigan team, you’ve seen them all. I shouldn’t say that since they’re representing the Midwest.
I wouldn’t be saying that to a Michigander. Even if you don’t like football (I don’t) you by golly pick UofM or State and the lines are drawn. Things are veeeeeerryy tense in my building around the UofM/MSU game.
I love football, probably best of all of the sports. I didn’t realize the rivalry between the two schools though. A good friend’s son played for whichever one of them that wears the green and white. Mich State? I always get them mixed up.
That would be State. I am of the blue persuasion.
I am not used to seeing PBO in this color of suit
Me too! I think he looks great!
What a beautiful First Family. I truly hope they know how dearly they are loved by the millions of US!
great video, good luck!
It would be too cool if our girls were to meet in London!
wondering what happened to the agent who has been the head of POTUS’ USSS Security Detail (some here call him Silver Fox). He “went missing” during the trip to Israel and I have not seen him since.
The two ladies are also “missing” and so is the “tall and bald-headed” agent who is the head for FLOTUS.
I also notice that there are a whole lot of new faces among the other agents.
Could it be time for their rotation to other duties?
I was not always this concerned about the specific faces of the agents until PBO. Now I seem to notice them all. I must say that I have been reassured by their no-nonsense attitude when I have seen them in person during PBO’s multiple visits to our Ultimate Swing State. They kept looking sternly at our group of excited people (as the very front of course) and did not answer even when we thanked them for all the work they do to protect the First Family” – which is as should be (no distractions when POTUS is in the house)
I too have been wondering where the Silver Fox, as HZ and I call him, is. I miss him. Perhaps those who are right by the president have to be rotated. We do get used to certain people being with the president. I certainly hope the info Breitbart got about the girls’ vacation didn’t come from a leak in the SS, but I’ve worried since that debacle in Colombia last spring. I have a feeling the new director will bring a new tighter discipline to the service.
And I, as SilverFox is a favorite of mine too. Perhaps he is on a holiday. Heaven knows PBO deserves a holiday too, but he prolly ain’t gonna get one….
So……do we have a Silver fox fan club on TOD? It appears so………three make a crowd:-)
Yes! I really love the guy. But, yes, he’s very stern. He stood right in front of me and sort of glared. He doesn’t crack a smile at all.
Stern is good in an SS guy. I like Stern. Yes, I do.
LOL, this is the creepiest, funniest stuff I’ve ever seen and the comments are perfect.
Great pics, ut. What a ‘tall’ family.
He’s performing at the Easter egg roll tomorrow.
#AtTheWH #Rehearsals @WhiteHouse #LetsMove— Austin Mahone (@AustinMahone) March 31, 2013
Ballin at the White House on Obama's court! #EasterEggRoll @ATtheWH
#LETSMOVE instagram.com/p/XiPWz1rUKK/— Austin Mahone (@AustinMahone) March 31, 2013
Performing at #EasterEggRoll > " @AustinMahone
Ballin at the White House on Obama's court! #LETSMOVE " http://t.co/5rbLsWfUXd— Eddie Gehman Kohan (@ObamaFoodorama) March 31, 2013
Never heard of this boy. Looks exactly like Justin Bieber.
KANYE AND KENYA #TeabaggerGoogleConfusion— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) March 31, 2013
Ha, ha!! Loved the Cesar Chavez & Caesar Salad one. Sheesh, the stupid oughta hurt.
Doctors treating Nelson Mandela for pneumonia report “a further improvement”, South African officials say, as churches hold prayers for the former president.
Truth & @FoxNews #TeabaggerGoogleConfusion— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 31, 2013
Thanks for another fun thread, UT!!! Love the pictures and that Malia was like – ‘get the umbrellas, we’re walk’n back’
Deficit & Debt bit.ly/16943×8 #TeabaggerGoogleConfusion— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 31, 2013
Remember Osama and Obama?
Lets not help them on that one I think they do that One purposely……just to be as nasty as ever, those bast*rds
That’s the point, everything they do is teabagger foolishness and nastiness. I’m glad they’re being called out for all of the stooopid stuff they say. Just put the spotlight on ‘em and they run like roaches.
Oh, I agree 1001% of these fatuously wicked bat poops being called out.
No body deserves it more.
amk’s done the deed for you, cookemom
RT @gregpinelo: @CletisStump 15 People Who Think Google's Honoring Hugo Chávez bit.ly/10rccbo || Just wow. #TeabaggerGoogleConfusion— 21st CENTURY | Bill (@Political_Bill) March 31, 2013
The stupid runs deep in the fetid remnants of the Republican Party ….
The stupid oozes from the fetid remnants of the Republican Party bit.ly/YU3IrT Education REFORM – YOU BETCHA cc @davidaxelrod @vj44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 31, 2013
Bob, I hope you had a wonderful Easter. Isn’t it amazing how ignorance is now a badge of honor among the extreme right wingers? I am so glad you guys on twitter are exposing “the stupid” coming from the right!
Thanks for leading me to this short editorial. She speaks the truth. Truly grace and beauty under fire!
Looking at the picture of the family, I am so impressed by their inner dignity and poise. When I see Malia, I am reminded of a queen…..thinking the Queen of Sheba, or the beautiful young woman in The Song of Solomon, or Queen Nefertiti. I love it that she’s tall and holds her head high, never slumping.
Lovely and true! Thanks for sharing, df
I’m dying at the TeabaggerGoogleConfusion tweets. Hillarious! Sir Issac Newton and Fig Newton, Lil Kim and Kim Yong, Muslim and muslin. I’m cracking up over here.
Obama & Osama. #TeabaggerGoogleConfusion = #FrigginIdjits— (@amk4obama) March 31, 2013
Looking for handsome Mr. President. Happy Easter!
Ladies and gentlemen. I bring you the Jr Senator from Arizona………….
The racist azzonians literally picked a flake.
Oh! Don’t get me started! This guy is bought and paid for by the NRA and Americans for Prosperity. Notice how he was so “concerned” about “all that paperwork”? What a joke this guy is…85% of Arizonans SUPPORT universal background checks! This guy is doing the bidding of the NRA, hands down.
That 85% must have lost their common sense in 2012.
Flake had a “R” behind his name. SImple as that. Carmona ran a close race and almost won. These people don’t care to investigate a candidate any more than to see if he’s a Republican or Democrat.That, and there are shit tons of scared, old people here…that still believe that today’s Republicans are like the ones they remember with whatever “mind” they have left.
Carmona did won. Remember that well over 300K provisional ballots were Never counted.
And then…there are these kinds of people here
Too much paperwork? Being flexible enough to loan your shotgun to someone you don’t know is capable and sane enough to wield said weapons is the case against universal background checks? This is laughable.
HE is laughable. I totally agree with you. He’ll hear from me tomorrow………………
I really feel for you Desertflower! The absolute idiocy of your Jr Senator is breathtaking! This man thinks that trying to prevent the death of innocent people is not as important as inconveniencing people with paper work.
These teabaggers crack me up…..
Ignorance is no longer s Bliss for them
Being responsible with a gun means being liable for its use. Demand mandatory liability insurance for any seller or user. @VP @GabbyGiffords— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 31, 2013
Wonder how many victims of #GunViolence during Passover/Easter Week just to satisfy the gun and ammo purveyors’ greed.
Well—-from just what I remember reading today—-8 people shot, 1 fatally in less than an hour last night (early Sun. a.m.) in Chgo, another shot a few hours later, 4 yr. old girl shot and killed inside a car in Miami, car salesman shot and killed in Orlando in a road rage incident, test driving a customer’s car, was rear ended and that driver shot and killed salesman, the Tx. DA and his wife shot and killed, DA said to be shot multiple times with assault rifle, etc. etc. etc.—-across America. Wild West.
So sad. I have just finished reading that. 4 yrs old…..Rehquel Carr. Gone to darn soon, senselessly. Her right to Live and grow up was snuffed right under her. Shameful evil act.
To the gun nuts, the little girl’s right to live past the age of four comes way after their rights to own guns which are only made to kills people and (other) animals.
Another Easter/Passover celebration, another day of #GunSlaughter for the #NRA's weapons profiteers theobamadiary.com/2013/03/31/cha… @whitehouse @VP— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 31, 2013
Totally disgusting, Dotster! This a million times worse than the Wild West. At least in the Wild West no one went around shooting innocent, unarmed people, but especially children..
The whole family looks BEAUTIFUL as usual . Sasha is a stunner now!
I agree Claire, our First Family is beautiful, and what I can’t say enough is it is just not the outer beauty, it is the inner beauty also. Meaning I really think POTUS and FLOTUS care about people. POTUS wanted to become President so he could help people improve their lives, it wasn’t because he felt it was owe to him, or because he wanted folks to pat him on the back and tell him how fine he is. If that is all to Barack Obama then I would not have voted for him. But I sense someone who has compassion for those who others look down on, I sense someone who want to make the world a better place for people, who want to give those who never had a chance, a chance to better their lives, I feel POTUS and FLOTUS care about people like that.
You know some people could say Mitt Romney was a nice looking man, not me.But there was no core to Romney, he felt it was owe to him, he felt that those without money was beneath him, he was superior to them because he had money, he was white, and Queen Ann was right there with him.
I agree with everything you stated!
This is the sermon
Obama walks to Easter service at nearby church bigstory.ap.org/article/obama-…— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) March 31, 2013
I saw this earlier. They should have written “the Obama family walks…” or “the president and his family walks…”
Well I tried to copy the words of the minister and the website link, but it didn’t work. Not meant to draw attention to the coverage.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama attended Easter services at an Episcopal church near the White House where past presidents frequently have worshipped.
The president, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia took the short walk across Lafayette Park to St. John’s Church Sunday morning.
Obama was greeted by several parishioners with handshakes and smiles as the church members were returning to their seats from Holy Communion, which the first family also joined.
The sermon by Rev. Dr. Luis Leon was based on the Gospel of John and the Resurrection of Jesus. Leon said the message of Easter was about the “proclamation of victory, the victory of powerful love over loveless power.”
He said the “Easter vision” was the ability of the congregation to recognize the presence of Christ in their life, which would allow them to see the world in a new way without pain, loneliness, injustice, war, hate and despair. Instead, with the new vision, he intoned, they can see with love, hope and truth.
The Obamas have previously worshipped at St. John’s, including Easter services in 2009 and 2012. They attended Easter service at Shiloh Baptist Church in 2011.
A pew nine rows back from the altar at St. John’s carries a small brass plaque designating it as “The President’s Pew.” Church history claims that every president since James Madison has visited.
Luis Leon always gives beautiful sermon. We attended this church we we lived in the DC area and his sermons were always full of truth. He was very disturbed by Clinton’s flagrant affair with Lewinsky and was very frank in talking about it from the pulpit. Have always admired him and he did a great job at the inauguration.
Thanks for the inside scoop.
This hashtag is hilarious. Liberals are freaking smart and funny.
@Political_Bill Sherman Helmsley and William Tecumseh Sherman. #TeabaggerGoogleConfusion— Peter Kaufman (@inklake) March 31, 2013
L'il Kim and Kim Jong Un #TeabaggerGoogleConfusion— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) March 31, 2013
Cesar Chavez & Caesar Salad #TeabaggerGoogleConfusion— unpforgettable pfire (@firefire100) March 31, 2013
Martin Luther King and Rodney King
#TeabaggerGoogleConfusion— (@Shugah) March 31, 2013
Buddah and Bubba #TeabaggerGoogleConfusion— Pirate Wench (@PirateWench) March 31, 2013
lol RT @lawdood: Constitution and Constipation #TeabaggerGoogleConfusion— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) March 31, 2013
#TeabaggerGoogleConfusion Rand Paul and Rue Paul— (@SheSheGo) March 31, 2013
I love how the girls are not ashame to hold hands with their parents. You know these days most 14 and 11 year old don’t want to be holding hands with Mom and Dad. It’s like the kiss-kam, Malia was upset cause her parents didn’t kiss. Most 14 year old would be saying Mom, Dad, you’re embarrassing me. But not Malia, she was telling her parents when the kiss-kam was about to come so her parents wouldn’t miss it. I believe it’s because she is use to seeing her parents show their affection like that, so she is not embarrass by it, she approves of it.
Even when kids act embarrassed by parental PDA, they actually like it because it shows that their families will stay together, thus giving them a sense of security, which in turn helps with their self-esteem. It also inspires them about what to look for in their future relationships.
I was just going to say I loved seeing my parents kiss and hug—–and when my dad would grab my mom and dance in the kitchen when a great song would be playing on the “stereo”. There is a satisfaction and security in seeing and knowing your parents love each other.
I will never be able to un-see the Kevin Ware NCAA basketball injury. Horrifying is too tame a word to describe what happened to him. I heard screams and it took me a minute to realize the screams were mine. OMG.
I haven’t seen it. Thank God, i missed it. Poor boy.
I understand. I can still see two leg injuries to football players who got compound fractures during play. The first was a Bengals guy in the Superbowl playing the ’49ers. First one I think Joe won. The second happened on Monday night football, Broncos v Cardinals to the greatest wide receiver ever, Ed Mac #87! Jersey # number now worn by another great wide receiver (Hot) for the Broncos named Eric! It happened 9/10/2001; stayed up very late to get updates on how Eddie was doing, so at 6 am MDT on 9/11/01 I had no idea what was going on in the world. I guess I should say American football!
Happy Easter, everybunny!
A happy bunny to you… http://t.co/8BucSay86P— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) April 01, 2013
Loooooving my First Family! Barack is definitely the star, Michelle is matching him. I love the way he holds his babies’ hands!
FACT CHECK: Corbett and the Medicaid expansion philly.com/philly/news/po…— Fight for Philly (@fightforphilly) March 31, 2013
PrettyFoot, you KNOW we are on it! ANyone who wants to help out. please retweet. Let’s make it ONE TERM TOM!!!
Pf, this man is a blight on the landscape. I don’t think there has ever been a worse governor in the state’s history. We must leave no stone unturned in getting him our the door.
From this Tarheels fan, Duke lost to Louisville. I like.
My students won the game today and sent Duke packing! Me Happy happy!
Huh? When did Sasha shoot up so much between inauguration Day and today at chin level with her Daddy? Sprouting so fast like a weed
Hope everyone had a Happy Day…
Yes, thank you. Hope you did, as well, Carol!
Thanks for sharing.
Happy Easter to all TODers who are celebrating. Thanks for the glorious pictures of our wonderful First Family!
Just finished watching “Collateral” for about the tenth time. Am I the only one who still likes Ton Cruise with the bonus of Jamie Fox? I’ve posted a quote from the movie here before. I think of it a lot. Especially when i hear the NRA mentioned. If you’ve never seen it, Cruise is a hit man named Vincent. Fox is a cabbie named Fox; a good guy. Here’s the quote:
Max: He, he, he fell on the cab. He fell, he fell from up there on the motherfucking cab. Shit. I think he’s dead.
Vincent: Good guess.
Max: You killed him?
Vincent: No, I shot him. Bullets and the fall killed him.
P.S. The music is GREAT. A mix of Latino, jazz, Korean, etc.
Great movie. Fox was great and well supported by Tom Cruise who I understand is very generous to his co-stars.
Yes, I’ve heard it said by his fellow actors that he improves their work because of the help or tips he gives them. I stay out of private lives most of the time.
A girl can dream http://www.salon.com/2013/03/20/how_to_turn_your_state_liberal/
WH says it received requests for more than 300,000 Egg Roll tickets in the online lottery.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) April 01, 2013
Tomorrow at the WH: it's the annual Easter Egg Roll. An annual event for 135 years. Tickets distributed to 30,000 people from all 50 states.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) April 01, 2013
@markknoller Thank you. For once you didn't say this was Pres. Obama's CrazyIdea/Fault/Burden/Hobby/SpendingFrenzy/Doom.— (@JOBoomr) April 01, 2013
JOBoomr, you sure told it to M. Knoller.
Uh oh. Too much? Ha!
More than one type of tree can provide shade on a hot sunny day!— Nelson (@Yardarm756DD) April 01, 2013
Thought provoking, I’d say. Evenin’, Yardarm!
Yes, thought provoking, you asked for it…
What does that mean, eh?
http://t.co/SsJ9Mk4cFJ— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) April 01, 2013
http://t.co/OB497hrpoM— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) April 01, 2013
http://t.co/UtP8gTz4w6— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) April 01, 2013
Republicans in retreat on equal marriage
Bigotry is just plain hard to defend
Since the Supreme Court hearings on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act earlier this week featured some of the worst arguments ever made in front of the highest court in the land, Republicans have been retreating from their strict position that the federal government should ban same-sex marriage like it’s Mitt Romney the day after he lost.
I’m not confident that the Supreme Court will make the kind of Loving v. Virginia decision this nation deserves, but I do know this: smarter Republicans have recognized that insisting that the federal government impose bigotry based entirely on a dated religious view isn’t working for them.
Republican consultant Rick Wilson tried to translate this into English for his fellow GOPs:
Will you join us at the MLK Memorial on the National Mall on next Thursday 7 pm? Anniversary of Dr, King’s death. http://t.co/7NgtXLg5i2— Memorial Foundation (@MemFoundation) April 01, 2013
For those of us who came of age in the ’70s. I loved the diversity of the music then, And there was a message in a lot of it. Here is one that struck me as perfect for this Resurrection Sunday.
LOVE TO THE WORLD by LTD (which stood for Love, Togetherness and Devotion)
Exxon Mobil said that one of its pipelines leaked “a few thousand” barrels of Canadian heavy crude oil near Mayflower, Ark., prompting the evacuation of 22 homes and reinforcing concerns many critics have raised about the Keystone XL pipeline that is awaiting State Department approval.
The pipeline breach took place late Friday, Exxon said, in the 20-inch diameter, 95,000-barrel-a-day Pegasus pipeline, which originates in Patoka, Ill., and carries crude oil to the Texas Gulf Coast, the country’s main refining center. Mayflower is about 25 miles north of Little Rock.
By Sunday afternoon, the company had deployed 15 vacuum trucks and 33 storage tanks to start cleaning up and temporarily store about 12,000 barrels of oil and water that had been recovered, the company said. Crews were steam-cleaning oil from property, Exxon Mobil said, while some fought in rainy weather to keep the oil from reaching nearby Lake Conway through storm drains.
Capitol Lake Colorado – USA
Columbines http://t.co/aWe1yYh04Q— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) April 01, 2013
I am late in this game today.I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. I just want to say that I think the show Newsroom, is the best show on.TV. I don’t get most cable shows but this week Comcast had a watchathon free week and I watched the whole first season. I wish real news would be as truthful
This is cool. Y’all may have seen Richard Blanco, President Obama’s choice as his 2013 Inaugural Poet, on CBS Sunday Morning today. He sent this out, via e-mail tonight, with a poem from one of his books of poetry. He’s still very humble and very much in awe that he was chosen, but isn’t quite sure why – he said he likes to think President Obama and Mrs. Obama “were talking” and chose him!
Thank you so much for haring this beautiful poem by Richard Blanco, Jacquline. Isn’t it wonderful to have a president that has shown the spotlight on such worthy, intelligent people
Yes, it sure is wonderful! Richard seems like a truly authentic person, as President Obama is (of course!).
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