Posts Tagged ‘parker

04
Jun
12

Rise and Shine

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3:25: The President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

3:40: Departs Joint Base Andrews en route New York City

4:35: Arrives New York City

5:20: Delivers remarks at a campaign event (Private Residence)

8:25: Delivers remarks at a campaign event (Waldorf Astoria)

9:35: Delivers remarks at a campaign event (New Amsterdam Theatre)

11:20: Departs New York City

12:30: Arrives the White House

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Tuesday: The President will attend meetings at the White House

Wednesday: Will travel to San Francisco and Los Angeles to attend campaign events. The President will spend the night in Los Angeles.

Thursday: Will travel to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for an official event. The President will return to Washington, DC in the evening.

Friday: Will welcome President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines to the White House for a bilateral meeting. Also on Friday, the President will welcome the Super Bowl XLVI Champion New York Giants to the White House.

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Morning everyone ;-)

13
Jan
12

‘those who insult her insult us all’

Kathleen Parker: …..If the first lady isn’t angry, she certainly has every right to be …. Like every woman I know, black or white, I’ve watched Mrs. Obama with respect, admiration and arm-envy. Every woman. We talk about her unique role in American history, and we are proud and impressed…..

Thus, the recent discussion about Mrs. Obama’s manner and temperament, thanks to Jodi Kantor’s new book, “The Obamas,” is maddening …. It may be easy for fortunate whites to say they’ve always been proud of America, though they’re probably lying. It is less easy for someone whose ancestors were slaves and whose own parents remember when blacks couldn’t vote and were lynched for trying in some parts of the country. Given that history, one can forgive a few ill-chosen words uttered in an emotional moment.

But no. Mrs. Obama has been paying for her remarks ever since. If she isn’t smiling at the camera or looking riveted by every instant of her public life, she’s an angry woman.

Despite the pain these critiques cause Mrs. Obama and other African American women who identify with her, I do believe that these feelings are not particularly widespread. Most see the first lady as she is: a beautiful, gracious, intelligent, elegant, devoted wife and mother of whom we can be proud.

Those who insult her insult us all, and, yes, we should be angry.

Full article here

Thanks LOL

31
Jan
11

ah, yet more lies

Greg Sargent (Washington Post): A lot of people have already jumped on Kathleen Parker for her column yesterday faulting Obama for not using the actual phrase “American exceptionalism” in his State of the Union speech. But to me the funniest part of her column is that way down in the seventeenth paragraph, she actually admitted that one of the primary pieces of evidence allegedly proving that Obama doesn’t believe in “American exceptionalism” is total nonsense.

Conservatives often deride Obama over remarks he made at a presser in April of 2009, in which he said that he believes in American exceptionalism “just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.” But as Parker apparently felt compelled to acknowledge, that’s not all he said:

…”What Obama added was that “we have a core set of values that are enshrined in our Constitution, in our body of law, in our democratic practices, in our belief in free speech and equality, that, though imperfect, are exceptional.”

…Obama also said at that presser that he is “enormously proud of my country and its role and history in the world.” And he hailed America’s “continued extraordinary role in leading the world towards peace and prosperity.” Parker didn’t tell you about those two quotes.

…That this admission comes in a column faulting Obama for not using the phrase in his speech last week, of course, tells you all you need to know about how absurd and self-parodic this ongoing attack has become.

Full article here

19
Oct
10

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First lady Michelle Obama after speaking at a campaign event for Democrat Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal in Stamford, Conn.

First lady Michelle Obama with actress Sarah Jessica Parker and Jill Biden at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in New York




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