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Politics, gardening, making home-made bread and pasta. Enjoy Everything Italian: the language, film, books, culture, art. Favorite places: Rome, Naples, and Palermo. I was born a Yankee, but have lived the majority of my life as a Southerner I am a proud LIBERAL Democrat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVdz985HTJk

Journal Archives

President Obama DID NOT control Congress for Two Years! (timeline, photos, and chart)

President Obama DID NOT control Congress for Two Years!

Here: http://www.thepragmaticpundit.com/2011/12/obama-did-not-control-congress-for-two.html



The page/link above is a GREAT page to bookmark. I just now came across it and I love it.

It pretty much has all the things that I've been typing out the past couple of years, but it includes a full timeline, photos, and a chart




Obama in 2008: Four years ago, the night before the 2008 election


2008



Four years ago, in 2008, the day before the election Pres Obama's grandmother died.
That night in 2008 Obama gave his final campaign speech in North Carolina and spoke of his grandmother dying earlier that morning.
She was the grandmother that he grew up with.
His sister Maya was by her side in Hawaii when she passed away.



YouTube video description below...
Nov 3, 2008

In North Carolina, Barack Obama speaks about his grandmother, Madeyln Dunham or "Toot," who passed away just this morning, one day before the election.

"She was a quiet hero," Obama said.

Toot, short for Tutu (grandmother in Hawaiian) died from cancer at 86 years old.

Obama stated, "She's gone home."

Obama and his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, issued the following statement:

"It is with great sadness that we announce that our grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died peacefully after a battle with cancer. She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility. She was the person who encouraged and allowed us to take chances. She was proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and left this world with the knowledge that her impact on all of us was meaningful and enduring. Our debt to her is beyond measure.

Our family wants to thank all of those who sent flowers, cards, well-wishes, and prayers during this difficult time. It brought our grandmother and us great comfort. Our grandmother was a private woman, and we will respect her wish for a small private ceremony to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to any worthy organization in search of a cure for cancer."



We are thinking of you Toot.


Mitt Romney dyed his face brown for his Univision interview - 'Real Photo'


Photo from Wednesday at Univision:




How he normally looks:




ALSO:

When Romney got off of the plane Wednesday in Miami 'BEFORE' going to Univision his face was already brown,
so in my opinion no one should blame it on a Univision make-up person.

You can see in the photo below a vertical line on his neck - 47% of his neck is white and the rest is brown.

The photo below is from Wednesday and shows how his face looked when he got off of the plane in Miami:





Edited to add...

There are more photos below down in the comments and also a video.




h/t bushisanidiot

A LIST of LINKS to 2012 Presidential Electoral Vote Forecast Maps


Five Thirty Eight: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/
(on the right side of the page)

Electoral-Vote: http://www.electoral-vote.com/

Election Projection: http://www.electionprojection.com/2012elections/president12.php

Talking Points Memo http://core.talkingpointsmemo.com/election/scoreboard

Cook Political: http://cookpolitical.com/

Frontloading HQ: http://frontloading.blogspot.com/p/2012-electoral-college-map.html

Sabato's Crystal Ball: http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/category/2012-president/

Real Clear Politics: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/2012_elections_electoral_college_map.html

CNN: http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/ecalculator#?battleground

270 to Win: http://www.270towin.com/

Huffington Post: http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2012/romney-vs-obama-electoral-map?hw

Rasmussen http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/archive/2012_electoral_college_scoreboard

Princeton http://election.princeton.edu/electoral-college-map/

New York Times http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/electoral-map

LA Times http://graphics.latimes.com/2012-election-electoral-map/

Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/election-map-2012/president/

DemConWatch: http://www.demconwatchblog.com/
(Note: when DCW starts posting presidential forecast compilations there will be a link at the top left side of the page)

Votamatic: http://votamatic.org/

Election Analytics: http://electionanalytics.cs.illinois.edu/election12/index.html

Utah Valley University: http://research.uvu.edu/DeSart/forecasting/


Enjoy


p.s. If you know of any others, please post a reply with a link in the comments section.

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2012 Early Voting Statistics
Here: http://elections.gmu.edu/early_vote_2012.html

Back in 2007 Senator Obama spent a day as a home health care worker (updated)



Back in 2007 Senator Obama spent the morning in a home of an elderly man: sweeping/mopping the floor, making his bed, making his breakfast, doing the laundry, etc.
The first video below shows Senator Obama working in the home - and the second video is an update.

Walk a day in my shoes: Barack Obama/Pauline Beck




Here's a two page article and SEVEN PHOTOS regarding Obama's day of volunteering...

Sen. Barack Obama on job with Alameda County home health worker
August 9, 2007
http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Sen-Barack-Obama-on-job-with-Alameda-County-home-3049743.php#photo-2276486





A Promise Kept: Pauline and Homecare Workers



In 2007 then-Senator Barack Obama spent a day with Pauline Beck, a homecare worker. He worked alongside her, getting to know the daily life and concerns of a homecare worker. Now, as President, he has taken action that will require homecare workers recieve at least a minimum wage and overtime protections - which many were previously exempt from.



Something that Rmoney would NEVER do!

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Edited to add the first 2007 VIDEO - I found it



A LIST of LINKS to 2012 Presidential Electoral Vote Forecast Maps



Five Thirty Eight: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/
(on the right side of the page)

Electoral-Vote: http://www.electoral-vote.com/

Election Projection: http://www.electionprojection.com/2012elections/president12.php

270 to Win: http://www.270towin.com/

Cook Political: (List of maps) http://cookpolitical.com/node/10543
Latest map: (May 31st) http://cookpolitical.com/charts/president/ev_scorecard_2012-05-31_14-49-35.php

Frontloading HQ: http://frontloading.blogspot.com/
(I do not see a 2012 forecast map there 'yet')

Real Clear Politics: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/2012_elections_electoral_college_map.html

CNN: http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/ecalculator#?battleground

Huffington Post: http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2012/romney-vs-obama-electoral-map?hw

And one of the best ones...
DemConWatch: http://www.demconwatchblog.com/
(Note: when DCW starts posting presidential forecast compilations there will be a link at the top left side of the page)


Enjoy


p.s. If you know of any others, please post a reply with a link in the comments section.



A LIST of LINKS to 2012 Presidential Electoral Vote Forecasts - MAPS


Five Thirty Eight: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/
(on the right side of the page)

Electoral-Vote: http://www.electoral-vote.com/

Election Projection: http://www.electionprojection.com/2012elections/president12.php

270 to Win: http://www.270towin.com/

Cook Political: http://cookpolitical.com/

Frontloading HQ: http://frontloading.blogspot.com/p/2012-electoral-college-map.html

Sabato's Crystal Ball: http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/category/2012-president/

Real Clear Politics: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/2012_elections_electoral_college_map.html

CNN: http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/ecalculator#?battleground

Huffington Post: http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2012/romney-vs-obama-electoral-map?hw

And one of the best ones...
DemConWatch: http://www.demconwatchblog.com/
(Note: when DCW starts posting presidential forecast compilations there will be a link at the top left side of the page)


Enjoy


p.s. If you know of any others, please post a reply with a link in the comments section.



When you hear a Republican say Obama has not 'passed' a budget - here are some facts



Fact Sheet Responding to Republican “No Budget” Claims
http://democrats.senate.gov/2012/01/24/fact-sheet-responding-to-republican-no-budget-claims/


GOP Senators Agree: Senate Passed ‘Budget Agreement’ In August (2011)
... <SNIP> ... The Budget Control Act, passed by the Senate in August, set the federal budget for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 – a fact acknowledged in recent months by leading Senate Republicans: ... <SNIP>

http://democrats.senate.gov/2012/01/24/gop-senators-agree-senate-passed-%E2%80%98budget-agreement%E2%80%99-in-august/

Note: President's do NOT pass budgets, that is the job of Congress.


p.s. I've posted the info above because every time I go looking for the links it takes me forever to find them,
so now maybe with them here at DU it'll be easier next time

The post below regarding Palin's 'talking point' prompted me to go find the links above.

Sarah Palin comes up with the "looniest talking point ever." Gee, again?
http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.com/2012/04/sarah-palin-comes-up-with-looniest.html

She's still as nutty and misinformed as ever!


The Republican's ''War on Women'' - please add to the LIST


Texas Sonagram and Ultrasound Law
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002281177

Virginia Ultrasound Bill
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/03/09/441815/virginias-ultrasound-bill-violates-medical-associations-guidelines/

Mitt Romney: "Planned Parenthood, we're going to get rid of that."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/13/mitt-romney-planned-parenthood_n_1343450.html

The GOP’s Blunt Amendment: Regarding contraceptives
... An amendment, the Blunt Amendment, was also proposed that "would have allowed employers to refuse to include contraception in health care coverage if it violated their religious or moral beliefs," but it was voted down 51-48 by the U.S. Senate on March 1, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contraceptive_mandate

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009: GOP voted ‘against’ the bill
http://news.change.org/stories/putting-fairness-first-obama-to-sign-fair-pay-acts-into-law
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=1&vote=00014

Senate Republicans Vote Unanimously Against Bill To Help Guarantee Fair Pay For Women
‘Paycheck Fairness Act’
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2010/11/17/130872/paycheck-fairness-act-fail/

Scott Walker Quietly Repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay Law
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/06/scott-walker-wisconsin-equal-pay-law_n_1407329.html?1333728572

Texas Christian school fires unwed pregnant teacher
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/12/texas-christian-school-fires-unwed-pregnant-teacher/

Brewer signs bill with 20-week abortion ban - ‘life begins two weeks before conception’
http://www.kpho.com/story/17402650/brewer-signs-ariz-bill-with-20-week-abortion-ban

The Republican 'War on Women' Is Real
... the GOP "War on Women" is real and it has real-world consequences for the millions of women whose lives can and will be impacted by legislation that erodes more than a century's worth of progress on women's reproductive rights. There were over 1100 antichoice provisions introduced in 2011 and 900 antichoice provisions introduced so far in 2012. Legislators in 13 states have introduced 22 bills seeking to mandate that a woman obtain an ultrasound procedure before having an abortion. Of these, seven states are pursuing the state-rape vaginal probe variety. In addition, legislators in 13 states have sponsored right-wing "Personhood" type bills, too extreme even for the electorate of Mississippi, that could make both abortion and reproductive choices highly restricted. ...
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-04-11/news/sns-201204111215usnewsusnwr201204090410debate.women.baapr11_1_gop-war-ultrasound-bill-poor-women


I LOVE LISTS.
So, I thought it was time to start up a LIST of the Republican's 'War on Women'
before I start forgetting too many of the headlines - which I already am.

If ya'll can think of any other major recent ones please add them in the comments below.



Checkmate! Looks like Pres Obama may have set the GOP up before making the 4 recess appointments


I saw a comment in the comment section that is spot on.
(here:http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/01/04/397578/bush-administration-legal-advisers-said-obama-can-recess-appoint-cordray/ )

Patrick Hughes · Boston, Massachusetts
When the president announced he was going to use his authority to raise the debt limit a couple of days ago, Republicans in Congress whined mightily that they wouldn't be able to demagogue the issue because their bodies were in recess. Now they are trying to argue that they aren't in recess. Go figure.


LOL

So, I went and looked up what was reported regarding what 'Congress' said in response to Obama's debt ceiling request...

Obama requested a debt ceiling increase and CONGRESS asked him to 'wait' because 'they are NOT in session' (!!!) - LOL
See here: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-05/obama-will-delay-debt-limit-increase-request-official-says.html
and here: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/30/obama-delays-request-for-12t-debt-ceiling-increase/

It does seem like President Obama laid the ground work that would show that Congress refused to 'do any business' because they were not in session, before he made yesterday's four recess appointments - So, it looks like President Obama set this one up VERY well, and the GOP wouldn't have a leg to stand on if they were to fight against the appointments in court!

Good job President Obama!





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