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You're Welcome Very much, MBS! Pres Obama today visiting MLK Memorial with, Dilma Rousseff,

President of Brazil..

President Barack Obama and President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial


And, this is one and two seconds before, Cali!

✔ ‎@petesouza
Read my post on when the President heard about yesterday's scotus decision on ACA: http://go.wh.gov/SPVhe2
11:08 AM - 26 Jun 2015
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The Obama "Crime" Family June 27, 2013

In other news, Sasha Obama was spotted showing her support for marriage equality yesterday, the same day the Supreme Court struck down DOMA, by sporting a rainbow tote.

When announcing in May 2012 that he had had a change of heart on the issue, he said: ‘There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we’re talking about their friends and their parents, and Malia and Sasha, it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently. He’s often credited Sasha and Malia for changing his perspective on marriage equality.

Do you think her decision to sport the bag on such a historic day coincidence? We don’t.



Vid up on youtube! confederate flag parade karma

"Of all the recent SCOTUS decisions, Arizona has the biggest potential to make America a functioning

democracy again."

Jon Favreau ‎@jonfavs

Of all the recent SCOTUS decisions, Arizona has the biggest potential to make America a functioning democracy again.

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"Dylann Roof reminds us how hate destroys. The families of those he murdered remind us of the love

we’re capable of."

The Pope knows more than Bill Nye and MdT on the safety of GMOs, imho. mahalo bananas.

"Ten days that turned America into a better place" Michael Cohen~ The Guardian~


Some day, people are going to write books about what happened over the last 10 days in the United States. It began with a depressing reminder of what is, perhaps, the worst of America. A disturbed young man, armed with an easily obtainable and high-calibre handgun, shot down nine people in cold blood. It was a shocking act, but largely because Americans have become so inured to the daily carnage of gun violence that the only types of incidents that stand out are those that are uniquely horrific.

Of course, what made the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, so particularly notable was the where and why – a white gunman, nine African-American victims, a historic black church in the cradle of the former Confederacy. Dylann Roof’s crime was distinctively evil, but the sentiments underpinning it were depressingly familiar. They reflect the original and ongoing sin of this nation – the more than two centuries of mistreatment, prejudice and discrimination visited by white America upon black America.

But then something amazing happened. Practically overnight, America had a national epiphany. For decades, the Confederate flag, which has flown on the grounds of the state capitol building in South Carolina and across the south, became recognised for what it truly is – not a symbol of regional heritage, but a painful, modern symbol of racial exclusion.

Within days of the shooting, politicians across the Deep South couldn’t run fast enough to the nearest microphone or television camera to denounce a flag that a week earlier they would have self-righteously defended. Corporations from eBay to Wal-Mart quickly joined in, announcing their newfound realisation that the stars and bars causes pain. By the end of the week, there were serious discussions taking place in both north and south of removing all vestiges of Confederate reverence – statues to southern generals, schools and highways named after Americans who, at their core, were racists and traitors.

MOre at the link~ http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/28/ten-days-that-made-america-a-better-place


I have a couple of more today, mcar..

The Time Has Come to Recognize President Obama's Game-Changing Liberal Legacy

t wasn't supposed to go down like this. In the aftermath of the 2014 midterm elections, when Democrats ceded control of the Senate and saw their deficit steepen in statehouses across the country, President Barack Obama was widely expected to set aside his ambitions and map out a more cautious agenda.


After momentous week, Obama's presidency is reborn

This came very close to being the worst week of Barack Obama’s presidency, and, effectively, the last: a possible repudiation from both Congress and the Supreme Court, from his own party, from a country struggling with the same racial tensions he’s approached with a caution that’s often come across more like muted fear.



Obama's Grace~ The President is an inspiration~

And of course it was. His singing was the aspect of the speech that will be easiest to remember. That is in part because it was so unusual and in part because it was so brave: Obama sang well, but not perfectly. For someone so precise and aspiring-to-perfection in most other realms of achievement, and so obviously hyper-aware of his levels of skill (he told Marc Maron in his remarkable WTF interview that he didn’t like playing basketball any more, now that he recognized that age had made him the weakest player on the court), singing like another enthusiastic parishioner, and not like a featured member of the choir, was brave and said something about his comfort with this crowd.

"The choice of grace as the unifying theme, which by the standards of political speeches qualifies as a stroke of genius."


Of course the rwingers hate him bringing together mourners with Grace and Comfort.

Poor Bernie.. his advocates think they have to tear down the President and everyone else to build him up.
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