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Thursday, May 26, 2011

President Obama Addresses The British Parliament

No American President has stood on these steps to address Parliament.

Introduction:  "It has fallen to you to tackle economic turbulence at home, to protect the health of those without wealth, and to seek that precious balance between security which is too often threatened and human rights which is too often denied.

History is not the burden of any one man or woman alone.  But some are called to meet a special share of its challenges.  It is a duty that you discharge with a dignity, determination, and destinction that are widely admired.  Abraham Lincoln once observed that nearly all men can stand adversity.  But if you want to test a man's character, give him power." 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Freedom Riders - The PBS Movie

Freedom Riders: Watch the Full Film

The story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called the Freedom Riders who in 1961 creatively challenged segregation in the American South.

A must watch family movie that helps children understand. 

Thursday, May 12, 2011

"Thug?" - You Decide

A White House invitation to Grammy-winning vegetarian Common sparks controversy at Fox News.  "Thug" - Is this a word that has been waiting in the background to be used?

"This guy is a thug," Rove said of the former Gap model. "And why they are inviting him to poetry night at the White House speaks volumes about President Obama and this White House staff. Who is asleep at the vetting desk?"  Sarah Palin and conservative blogs highlighted a poem Common wrote to protest the Iraq war. At issue, it appears, are the lines: "Burn a Bush cos’ for peace he no push no button/ Killing over oil and grease/ no weapons of destruction."  Some have construed it to appear as if Common, who was born Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., literally meant he wanted to set the former president on fire. Rove, the former adviser to George W. Bush, is one of those people.

Bill O'Reilly Says:  "Another Bad PR Move by the White House"

Part I - Common's The Rapper Controversy

Part II - Common's The Rapper Controversy

Monday, May 9, 2011

President Obama Quotes: "We Do Not Have Time For This Type of Silliness" - "I've Got Better Things To Do

Mr. President you've had to make some tough decisions.      

Thanks, for getting it right! 

Obama on bin Laden: The full "60 Minutes" interview

Hardball's Chris Matthews looks at a timeline of events surrounding what President Barack Obama was publically saying and doing while he was privately approving plans to get Osama bin Laden.

Monday, May 2, 2011

"Geronimo-E KIA" - The Gutsiest Call of Any President

"In God we trust. In Obama we have competent, honorable, and consistent leadership!"

In his nationally syndicated radio show, Limbaugh who has been one of Obama's fiercest critics, gave the commander-in-chief all the glory in the successful mission that ended the life of Public Enemy No.1. 

"Ladies and gentlemen, we need to open the program today by congratulating President Obama," Limbaugh said. "President Obama has done something extremely effective and when he does, this needs to be pointed out. President Obama has continued the Bush policies of keeping a military presence in the Middle East. He did not scrub the mission to get Bin Laden. In fact, it may be that President Obama single-handedly came up with the technique in order to pull this off.  "Our military wanted to go in there and just scorch the earth," Limbaugh continued, "but President Obama single-handedly understood what was at stake here. He alone understood the need to get DNA to prove the death ... it was President Obama single-handedly and alone who came up with the strategy that brought about the effective assassination of Osama bin Laden," the radio host said, concluding, "Thank God for President Obama."

Limbaugh then laughed at this report.  "Limbaugh Laughs At Media Who Report That He Lavished Praise On Obama Over Bin Laden Killing."

Dick Cheney Says 'Obama Deserves Credit' for Osama Bin Laden's Death.

President Obama on Death of Osama bin Laden - Video

Ed  talks about the death of the FBI's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden, and how President Obama was able to make it happen.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

2011 Correspondent Dinner - Trump Gets Booed

In the days leading up to the dinner, many were unimpressed that the Washington Post even invited Trump as their guest. Salon's Alex Pareene asked, "Why would the Washington Post, as an institution, officially align themselves with a living freak show?" It turns out the anti-Trump sentiment continued all the way to the red carpet. The Wrap reported that Trump was booed on arrival at Hilton. And things got worse from there.

In “Celebrity Apprentice,” Mr. Obama told Mr. Trump, teeth flashing, “the men’s cooking team did not impress the judges from Omaha steaks, but you recognized that this was a lack of leadership, so you fired Gary Busey.”  “These,” Mr. Obama said, “are the kinds of decisions that would keep me up at night. Well-handled, sir. Well-handled.”

Video of Obama's speech.

 Video of Seth Meyers' speech.


Source:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/atlantic/20110501/en_atlantic/obamameyerroaststrumpwhcadinner37223_1