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08
May
12

A Word from BWD

by Blackwaterdog

Dear President Obama,

I’d like to share a story with you:

I have two great friends who are gays. They’ve been together for 10 years. Four years ago they adopted a 10 months old baby. The only reason they got him was due to his severe illness. He didn’t have much more time to live and no one else wanted him. For more than two years I’ve seen them being the best parents any kid could hope for. They gave this baby their full, unconditional love, knowing that their time together would be very limited. Tommy died last year. All who knew him are still in deep grief. And these two guys, two of the best parents I’ve ever seen, one of the most in-love couples I’ve ever seen – they can’t get married. This is wrong on every level, on every level.

Mr. President, I understand your struggle. It’s a journey many people had to go through – myself included – and nothing can change the fact that no president comes even close to what you’ve done for gay rights in America and in the world. But, this is the final step and it’s time to take it.

I honestly don’t believe that at this point you’re still against gay marriage. Everything I know about you points to the other direction. And if the calculation is political, that’s not a good one either. Most of the country is already on the right side of this issue and the people who may not vote for you because of this, were not going to vote for you anyway.

Dear Sir, you are the greatest man I’ve seen in my life time. I’m grateful to be able to witness this greatness with my own eyes. But now you’re about to become probably the last Democrat president/presidential candidate to not run on fully supporting gay marriage. No matter how much good you did for gays, you’ll be remembered as being on the wrong side of the last big civil rights issue. Even behind the much older Joe Biden. This can’t happen to you. You are Barack Obama.

I will continue to back you no matter what: I’ll work my heart out to make sure that you’ll stay in the White House – because you are a great president and you’re our only hope against a very dangerous and scary force.  But please don’t miss this opportunity to bend that arc of moral universe just a bit more towards justice.

You are the face of hope, change and equality for an entire world.

You are Barack Obama, sir. You are Barack Obama.

20
Nov
11

bwd’s right, fight the hate with a moneybomb

Link

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Sensible people ignore the polls, after all the only one that matters is in 12 months’ time. But for the obsessive poll-watchers among us (err, me!) ….. the President has had a +9 point swing with Gallup this week (+14 in a month) – his approval is up 5 to 45 and his disapproval is down 4.

;-)

Gallup

04
Aug
11

50!

Sign the card here

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President Obama turns with Col. Kenneth Rizer to listen to members of the media and crew sing him Happy Birthday on the tarmac as he arrives from Chicago on Air Force One, Aug. 4, in Andrews Air Force Base

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AP: President Barack Obama is expecting at least one birthday greeting when he turns 50 on Thursday.

“By the time I wake up, I’ll have an email from AARP asking me to call President Obama and tell him to protect Medicare,” Obama joked during a fundraiser in Chicago on the eve of his birthday.

… Senior members of Obama’s staff will toast the president in the Blue Room of the White House Thursday afternoon. At night, he’ll celebrate with family and friends, including some coming in from his hometown of Chicago, then cap the festivities with a weekend trip to Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland.

…. He headlined birthday-themed fundraisers in Chicago Wednesday night to rake in money for his campaign and spoke via video conference to supporters holding their own presidential birthday events around the country.

A group from North Carolina sang “Happy Birthday,” while another in Ohio held up signs wishing the president a happy 50th.

With the cloud of uncertainty that surrounded the debt debate now lifted, Obama had a wide smile on his face for much of the night. He got another birthday serenade from musicians Jennifer Hudson, Herbie Hancock and the band OK Go, along with the crowd of about 2,400 gathered at Chicago’s historic Aragon Ballroom.

At a small dinner for high-dollar donors later in the night, Obama said there would be one very important present waiting for him in back in Washington on Thursday. His oldest daughter, Malia, was coming home from camp to celebrate his father’s birthday.

Obama was born Aug. 4, 1961, near the end of the baby boom years of 1946-64. He’s the third U.S. president who belongs to the baby boom generation, a population of more than 76 million. Bill Clinton was the first, followed by George W. Bush.

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BWD’s beautiful tribute:

25
Jun
11

happy birthday blackwaterdog!

The Only Adult In The Room

I won’t reveal who tipped me off about BWD’s birthday (but her name is Symmetry)

;-)

02
May
11

bwd

Don’t miss Blackwaterdog’s wrap-up on the day at The Only Adult In The Room

Politifact

25
Feb
11

the only adult in the room? whooooooo hoooooooo!!!

Monster congratulations Blackwaterdog, that is phenomenal news – thank you for everything you do, LOVE LOVE LOVE ya!

Hey, this calls for fireworks:

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