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a kennedy

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August 29, 2015

C-SPIN is remembering Katrina then and now.......the stories are just heartbreaking.....

I think this program is helpful for people to just talk about it.....and it's just so sad....just so sad.....and hard to believe it's been 10 years, and places are still just as devastated as ithey were right after the storm. The program is over now.

August 27, 2015

Native American artist gives white people a taste of their own mascots by Jorge Rivas

The owner of Washington D.C.’s football team has been fighting to keep the trademark to his team’s name and mascot for decades now. Even President Obama has said he would consider changing the team’s name, which some Native Americans say is offensive.

Now an artist from Oklahoma has come up with his own way to get people to consider how Native Americans feel when they see depictions of themselves as baseball or football team mascots.

In an ongoing series he calls “Sacred Mascot,” artist Matthew Bearden says he’s trying to open people’s eyes by hand-painting respected figures, like former Pope Benedict, on football helmets.

“The intention isn’t to offend Catholics or the Catholic Church. But if the Catholics are offended, maybe they can see the Native perspective and where we’re coming from,” said Bearden, a Citizen Potawatomi Nation member, in a telephone interview Tuesday.

“The clothing the Pope wears is holy, same as chiefs who have to earn the right to wear a feather,” said Bearden, speaking from his home in Tulsa. “I wanted to talk about it in a way where I didn’t get it in people’s face,” he said.

Full article here: http://fusion.net/story/188747/native-american-mascot-helmet-art/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=fusion8&utm_content=7&utm_term=fusion-newsletter-189702

August 26, 2015

Wonder if Jordan Spieth will vote for the Hair cause when he was 15 he was so enthused with him......

At 15 years old, Jordan Spieth could hardly believe the "great" Donald Trump was supporting him as he chased his dream.

In 2009, Spieth won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship with Trump looking on. The young golfer revealed during his post-tournament interview that Trump had nothing but kind words to say to him after the victory.

The two, of course, have found themselves in the spotlight this year. Trump is currently campaigning for president, and Spieth is dominating the golf world. It will be interesting to see if Spieth returns the love and supports Trump if the 69-year-old wins the Republican candidacy.

[Golfweek, h/t CBS Sports]

August 26, 2015

Well got my request for money from Bo and Sunny Obama.....

Dear a kennedy:

Dog days of summer? If that means carefree times in the White House enjoying the sun, running for a ball — yep, it’s great!

We’ve heard, however, that things might not be as fun with fundraising during these summer months.

So, we’re taking a quick break on this hot summer day to ask you to give to the matching gift challenge. Any gift you give between now and Aug 31st will be matched dollar for dollar.

In just over a year and a half, there’ll be a new family moving into the White House — and we hope they’re Democrats.

You can help by supporting the Democratic Party with whatever gift you can afford. Your gift will not only support a win for the White House and candidates up and down the ballot, but it will be doubled in impact.

We’ve got to get back to the summer fun. We hope you’ll quickly respond because the matching gift deadline is fast approaching.

In dogged appreciation,

Bo and Sunny
Chief Tail-Wagger and
Secretary of Squirrel Chasing

Pretty creative, but still not giving.

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