Archive for January 15th, 2011

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south side girl

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the obama card shark. no, no: not the president.

On the road in Iowa, July, 2007

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white house sleepover

November, 2010

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mlk

Presidential Proclamation–Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Half a century ago, America was moved by a young preacher who called a generation to action and forever changed the course of history. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. devoted his life to the struggle for justice and equality, sowing seeds of hope for a day when all people might claim “the riches of freedom and the security of justice.” On Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the holiday recognizing one of America’s greatest visionary leaders, and we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King.

Dr. King guided us toward a mountaintop on which all Americans — regardless of skin color — could live together in mutual respect and brotherhood. His bold leadership and prophetic eloquence united people of all backgrounds in a noble quest for freedom and basic civil rights. Inspired by Dr. King’s legacy, brave souls have marched fearlessly, organized relentlessly, and devoted their lives to the unending task of perfecting our Union. Their courage and dedication have carried us even closer to the promised land Dr. King envisioned, but we must recognize their achievements as milestones on the long path to true equal opportunity and equal rights.

We must face the challenges of today with the same strength, persistence, and determination exhibited by Dr. King, guided by the enduring values of hope and justice embodied by other civil rights leaders…..

For this reason, we honor Dr. King’s legacy with a national day of service. I encourage all Americans to visit www.MLKDay.gov to learn more about service opportunities across our country. By dedicating this day to service, we move our Nation closer to Dr. King’s vision of all Americans living and working together as one beloved community.

NOW, THEREFORE, I BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 17, 2011, as the Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday…

BARACK OBAMA

Read the full proclamation here

President Barack Obama visits the Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, La., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009

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from california to the new york island….

January 18, 2009

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go on, smile

(The song: Friday I’m In Love by The Cure)

(The song: After All by The Frank and Walters)

(The song: Can I Kick It by A Tribe Called Quest)

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safe journey, Hachikō – update: she arrived!

A message from Hachikō:

Hello Chip. Hello TOD friends. I haven’t been around much lately because I’ve been busy packing up to move back to NY. I’ll be leaving Orlando early Sunday morning. The past year has been tough. I’ve finally run out of savings and can no longer afford to live here with no job and the measly unemployment insurance FL gives its residents. So, I’m heading back up north where I have friends and family – a safety net – and can stay with someone until I’m back on my feet.

I’ll be driving a 26′ U-haul truck with my car hitched to it. I’ve never driven anything bigger than an SUV before, so I’ll need all your prayers and good vibes.

Wish me luck!

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pam

The Arizona Republic: Smiling and grateful to be alive, Pam Simon, one of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ wounded staffers, returned to the office Friday to heal in the company of her colleagues.

“It was really important to see the rest of my Giffords family. We are like a family,” said Simon, 63. “I think it’s part of the healing to circle back and to have the energy of friends and people who love us.”

Simon, who works as a community-outreach coordinator for Giffords, survived two gunshots, one to the wrist and another in the chest that traversed her body and lodged in her buttocks.

Full article here

Pam Simon sits with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in her hospital room at University Medical Center before Wednesday’s Memorial Service on Jan. 12

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common cause

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unmissable

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