Archive for November 5th, 2014

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Today Calls For Laughter

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A Tweet Or Two

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The Press Conference: A Tweet or Two

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Chat Away

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President Obama Holds a Press Conference

2:50 EDT: President Obama holds a press conference on the midterm elections

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A Nation of Cowards

Well, America, you’ve done it.

It all began with 9/11, when after that atrocity citizens abdicated their reason and embraced a Daddy state in the form of Dick Cheney and his puppet George W. Bush. Remember Ari Fleischer’s admonition: “Watch what you say in times like these”? Oh, so many of us took that to heart, and the shock and the horror of that day transmuted into almost unquestioning support for any program coming out of the Cheney cabal.

Recently, Ebola fever swept the land, as a nation went apoplectic over one Ebola death—which wasn’t even contracted in the US—and hazmat suits became haute couture. Matrons on the north shore of Long Island were worried about the Walking Dead Ebola patients shuffling down their chic streets.

And it’s reached its apotheosis with the midterm elections. Ginned up by a hostile press, a 38% turnout gave control of the Congress to the GOP, based on a campaign of fear and lies. And I’m not letting the 62% who stayed home off the  hook. By their inaction they guaranteed two years of unceasing political warfare, which will dwarf even the fighting we’ve seen since 2009.

You’ve done it, America. You’ve shown the world that you’re a nation full of cowards.

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Nov
14

Hard Truths

There is work to be done. We must keep fighting

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14

Rise and Shine

On This Day: President Barack Obama greets First Lady Michelle Obama upon her arrival at Des Moines International Airport, Nov. 5, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Today

2:50 EDT: President Obama holds a news conference on the Midterm Elections

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The Week Ahead

Tomorrow: The President awards the Medal of Honor to Army First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for conspicuous gallantry.

In the evening, as part of the “In Performance at the White House” series and the Joining Forces initiative, the President and First Lady will invite music legends, members of the U.S. military, military veterans, and their families to the White House for a celebration of the men and women who serve the United States. The program will be held on the South Lawn.

Friday:  The President will hold a Cabinet meeting.

Saturday: No public events scheduled.

Sunday: The President will travel to Beijing, China.

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Two Years Ago Today – The Final Day of the Campaign

Madison:

Orlando:

Columbus:

…. with Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

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Des Moines:

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Morning everyone, hang in there.

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Nov
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Early Bird Chat

On This Day: Des Moines, Nov 5, 2012

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MoooOOOooorning – we get knocked down, we get up again. Press on!




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