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Tue Apr 15, 2014, 10:36 PM

Obama has been one

badass president. He has let me down, he has encouraged me beyond belief. But he has used the executive branch of our government to do things I never would have thought possible during the darkest days of GWB. And his signature legislative acomplishment is already making a difference in the lives of people I love.

And I break my Lenten DU abstintion (again).!

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Reply Obama has been one (Original post)
arely staircase Apr 2014 OP
Rex Apr 2014 #1
spanone Apr 2014 #2
BlueCaliDem Apr 2014 #3
Cha Apr 2014 #4
arely staircase Apr 2014 #6
Cha Apr 2014 #13
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #5
herding cats Apr 2014 #7
brer cat Apr 2014 #8
arely staircase Apr 2014 #9
herding cats Apr 2014 #12
Hekate Apr 2014 #10
arely staircase Apr 2014 #11
Bartleby73 Apr 2014 #14
arely staircase Apr 2014 #15

Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 10:42 PM

1. I pretty much feel the same way!

Minus the fasting. WB.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 10:43 PM

2. k&r...

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 11:26 PM

3. I feel the same way you do.

I don't expect perfection from this president nor that he works three times harder than his White predecessors in order for him to gain my respect. I base my respect of him as I would any other president before him, regardless of skin color and the expectations required of him as just one co-equal branch of our government, and that's why I believe he's one helluva bad-ass president.

Were he White, I'm certain that all his achievements would have put him at the top of the list of presidents who have done incredible things for the American people and our reputation around the world. Unfortunately for him, he didn't inherit his mother's coloring and is therefore required to submit to the American guidelines put upon Black people that they have to work three times as hard as a White person in order to gain the same respect.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 11:46 PM

4. Oh arely.. you're bad!

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 12:55 AM

6. indeed I am

Hope you are well, Cha.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 12:45 AM

13. I am and you too, sweetie~

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 11:56 PM

5. Kicked and Recommending!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 01:21 AM

7. Off topic.

Unless I'm mistaken that's Ann Richards in your avatar. An amazing woman I had the great pleasure of meeting once. Excellent choice!

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Response to herding cats (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 08:24 AM

8. even further off topic.

I love your user name and sig line, not to mention my favorite cat in the hat. You rule!

back at you.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 10:20 AM

9. farther afield

I'm sort of proud of kinda introducing you cats.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 03:09 PM

12. Confession time...

I stole the sig from an old EDS super bowl commercial.



I was actually torn between my current sig line and "Anybody can herd cattle. Holding together 10,000 half-wild shorthairs, now that's another matter altogether."

The idiom Herding Cats is how I've had organizing Democrats described to me on several occasions. From experience I've come to understand the wisdom of that particular application of the idiom.

I love your username as well! Brer Cat gets too little recognition for his part in many a folk tales.

Seeing your moniker reminded me of this particular folktale:

Brer Rat fell into a barrel of whiskey one day, and couldn't get out; so he cries to Brer Cat and says, "Brer Cat, if you take me out of this barrel, when I dry I'll let you eat me.

"All right!" says Brer Cat. So, Brer Cat took Brer Rat out of the barrel of whiskey and placed him in the sun so he would dry. Meantime Brer Rat was looking for some hole that me might run into. Finally he saw one and with dashed off to hide himself.

Then Brer Cat says, "Oh, no! That's not fair, Brer Rat, we had a deal!"
"What's not fair?" says Brer Rat.
"You said if I took you out of the barrel of whiskey you'd let me eat you when your dried!" exclaimed Brer Cat.
"A man's liable to say anything when he's in liquor." replied Brer Rat.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 10:35 AM

10. KnR, arely

So you kinda gave up DU for Lent, did you? I'm smiling at that, but it's actually a pretty thoughtful choice. Hope Holy Week is going well for you and yours -- Happy Easter on Sunday.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 11:04 AM

11. thanks

Like all my lenten "fasts" there are varying degrees of success.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 12:57 AM

14. meh


He hasn't used the bully puplit. Look at labor in this country. We are still the only industrialized country on the planet that doesn't have a vacation policy for all workers.

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Response to Bartleby73 (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 09:45 AM

15. what? nt

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