TRIBUTE TO PRESIDENT OBAMA


As soon as I saw this I knew that I had to share it with you. This is a tribute to one of the best presidents of our lifetime, President Barack Obama. There is so much that I can say about him and how he has affected this country in a positive way. I don’t have time today to adequately pay tribute to this iconic man but one day soon I will. Today I’m going to let JOE THOMAS AND JOEY GALLANT’s OBAMA TRIBUTE put it in perspective. I know that the day is rapidly approaching for him to leave office and because of some of the things that he has had to endure I’m happy for him and his family to leave the White House. I will not pull tomorrow’s clouds over today’s sunshine by going into a lot of political malarkey. I’ll just let you enjoy this video. Thanks to loyal reader A. Renae for sending me this. Enjoy your day!!!

POLITICAL HUMOR

Okay first of all, I’m not posting this to be mean spirited BUT someone sent me this picture and I thought I’d share it.  Also, anyone who knows me knows that I am not a big Bernie fan.  He already knows that he WILL NOT be the nominee but he has an audience and he won’t sit down.  At any rate, this is just a bit of Monday humor.  Enjoy it or……keep it moving!

BLACK HISTORY MONTH REVISITED

This is one of those must watch videos. Meet 106 year old Virginia McLaurin. Mrs. McLaurin was born in 1910 when William Taft was president.  She was married at the tender age of 14 and widowed at 17.  She has lived through 18 American presidents.

Two years ago in 2014, McLaurin received an award in her hometown, Washington, D.C. for volunteering. She spends that time with students who have mental disabilities. When she was given the award, she indicated to a reporter that her one wish was to meet the President of The United States. It took two years but she was invited to The White House this year for Black History Month.

McLaurin was so elated to see President Obama and The First Lady that she broke out in a dance.  This is truly a Black History Moment.

“I always tell people, live the best they know how,” she said. “Don’t steal. Don’t cheat.”

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: A SALUTE TO JOHN LEWIS

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On February 21, 1940, two sharecroppers bore a son who they named John Lewis.  Lewis grew up to be a force to be reckoned with in so many important ways; especially for blacks in America.  Even as a young kid, he became moved by the involvement of activists regarding the Montgomery Bus Boycott.  He especially became enamored with the words of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.  Lewis was so captivated that he became a part of the Civil Rights Movement.  He has since been on the forefront of the human rights struggle here in America.  In a large since, Lewis is owed much more credit than he gets.

I recently met John Lewis at a Home Depot in Atlanta.  He was there shopping with his son.  I was surprised at how small he was in stature.  I had pictured him to be a much larger man.  Honestly, he is much larger than can be imagined.  As a young man, Lewis became a nationally recognized leader.  He was labeled one of the Big Six leaders of the Civil Rights Movement and he was a keynote speaker at the celebrated March on Washington.  He has been awarded over 50 honorary degrees from some of the most respected colleges and universities throughout the United States, including Princeton University, Duke University, Harvard University, Howard University, Morehouse College, and Fisk University.

Lewis recently sat down to be interviewed by the Associated Press and he spoke about the film “Selma”.

“It is very powerful.  It is very moving.  It is real.  It is so real.  It says something about the distance we’ve come in laying down the burden of race.”  Lewis also addressed that day “Bloody Sunday” as it is now called.

“We broke down those signs that said, ‘White Waiting’, ’Colored Waiting’, ’White Men’, ’Colored Men’, ’White Women’, ’Colored Women’.’ We got a Voting Rights Act passed 50 years ago, a Civil Rights Act passed.  But we still have a distance to go, Lewis said.

“In many communities today, the question of race is still very real.  You can feel it.  You can almost taste it.  But you cannot deny the fact that America is a different America.  Even in the heart of the Deep South, those signs are gone.  And they will not return.  People registered.  And they are voting.”

One can only imagine the mental and physical struggle that this 75 year old man has ended.  He was first elected to Congress in 1986.  He is now serving his 15th term.

President Barak Obama and Former President George W. Bush will join Lewis and a bipartisan congressional delegation for part of a 3 day civil rights journey to Alabama on March 7, 2015 for the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

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HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!!

President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to the troops in Afghanistan to thank them for their service. Their sacrifice to keep this country, The United States of America, safe is certainly unmatched. Though there have been attempts made by other countries to cause us harm, we have not had to deal with the devastation that is seen in a lot of countries. Thanks first of all to God but also to the people who sacrifice their lives daily to keep us safe. Have a safe and HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

MICHELLE OBAMA BEST LOOK?

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I’ve seen First Lady Michelle Obama look good,but wow! She really stunned in this gold (it looks white) Marchesa off-the-shoulder gown with an embroidered bodice and a flowy skirt. The outfit was worn recently at the 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner. She represented President Obama and the United States well. I’m sure that she knew that others would be there looking good as well and she certainly stood out amongst them all. Tell me what you think. I think that this is one of her best looks to date.

PRESIDENT OBAMA ADDRESSED RACIST COMMENTS BY LA CLIPPERS’ OWNER

While in Malaysia, the President of The United States, Barak Obama, responds to the ignorant comments made by the owner of the LA Clippers. I’m glad he addressed the issue. There still many who really don’t think this is a big issue. If you really want to see how big of an issue this is, just google the story about what the owner said and take a look at most of the comments. It is simply amazing how much hate there is in this world. I pray for these people.

RACE IN AMERICA

For all of you naysayers who think that race is not an issue in America, please stop it! Look, I’m not saying that everyone is racist but there are still a lot (and I mean a lot) of people who still have a problem with blacks. If you really take a good look at how President has been totally disrespected since he has been in office, it should be enough evidence to convince you. I know that the following information is just from one person but there are many more documented (imagine the one’s that are not documented) cases of blatant racism. In this clip below, L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling told his GF he does NOT want her bringing black people to his games … including Magic Johnson … and yes,it’s ALL on tape.

“TMZ Sports has obtained audio of Sterling making the racist declaration during a heated argument on April 9th with V. Stiviano … after she posted a photo on Instagram posing with Magic.
Sterling rails on Stiviano — who ironically is black and Mexican — for putting herself out in public with a black person (she has since taken the pic down). But it doesn’t end there. You have to listen to the audio to fully grasp the magnitude of Sterling’s racist worldview. Among the comments:
— “It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?” (3:30)

— “You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that … and not to bring them to my games.” (5:15)

— “I’m just saying, in your lousy f******* Instagrams, you don’t have to have yourself with, walking with black people.” (7:45)

— “…Don’t put him [Magic] on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me. And don’t bring him to my games.” (9:13)

Sterling has a documented history of allegedly racist behavior — he’s been sued twice by the federal government for allegedly refusing to rent apartments to Blacks and Latinos.

He was also sued by former Clippers exec Elgin Baylor for racial discrimination — though a jury was ultimately not convinced and shot down Baylor’s case.

Sterling has been separated from his wife Shelly for years. She remains a key player in running the team and sources tell us she’s “mortified” by Sterling’s comments.

We have made several calls to Sterling and his people … so far, no word back.”

OBAMACARE A HIT… 8 MILLION STRONG

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As the debate continues, so do the numbers for the Affordable Healthcare Act, or Obamacare as so many call it. With over 8 million already signed up for the controversial bill, the White House and many others are calling this bill an overwhelming success. The 8 million enrollees have surpassed the initial forecast by at least 1 million.
“The repeal debate is, and should be, over,” President Obama recently declared. “We’ve been having a political fight about this for five years. We need to move on to something else.”
Although conservative Republicans are still vowing to keep this debate alive, the numbers speak for themselves.
According to the LA Times, “just 12.9% of adults nationally lacked coverage in the first half of April, initial data from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index indicate. That’s down from 18% in the third quarter of 2013, just before the new marketplaces opened for business”.
Those are staggering numbers and there is still room for debate?
The final surge in enrollment reportedly came from California with over 200,000 enrolled in the final two weeks of open enrollment. Let me hear your feedback on Obamacare. Is it here to stay?

ELLEN SHUT TWITTER DOWN

I got this story from eurweb.com
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*A photo of President Obama hugging his wife Michelle Obama is no longer the most retweeted pic in Tw’istory…thanks to Ellen DeGeneres.
During last night’s Academy Awards telecast, the host got Meryl Streep, then Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Lupita Nyong’o (and her ecstatic brother) to take a selfie in the aisle in an attempt to break Twitter’s retweet record.
Before Cooper pressed the button, Jared Leto, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Kevin Spacey had jumped in it.
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Before the telecast ended at midnight (30 minutes over), the photo had been retweeted more than 2 million times, breaking the record set by POTUS and FLOTUS embracing after his re-election in 2012.
Twitter also sent out an apology because all of the retweeting shut down the service for more than 20 minutes after 10 p.m. ET.