Tag Archive for President Obama

Disneyland to Sin City Express? Again, Jindal Didn’t Let Facts Get in His Way.

Why can’t our media in Southern California be more like this? Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal leveled a colorful if well-worn zinger at Democrats and at Las Vegas on Tuesday in the nationally broadcast Republican response to the president’s address to Congress. Jindal repeated a favorite Republican explanation for why they voted en masse against President…

Racism We Can Believe In?

What’s going on in Los Alamitos? Why did Mayor Dean Grose send this email? Grose’s e-mail included the picture with a heading that read, “No Easter Egg hunt this year.” “I think he’s saying that since there’s a black president, there will be no need to hunt for eggs since they’re growing watermelons in the…

Whither “Bipartisanship”?

It seemed from the start that President Obama really wasn’t interested in the kind of raw partisan warfare that defined the Bush Era. After all, hasn’t Obama preached “the politics of unity”? But now, it seems like those happy dreams of “bipartisanship” have been dashed. I mean, wasn’t this stimulus bill supposed to get at…

Don’t come to the table with the same tired arguments…

On Thursday night, February 5, 2009 President Barack Obama spoke at the House Democratic Caucus Retreat in Williamsburg, Virginia. Worth watching! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QOL08vLxgQ&eurl=http://video.google.com/videosearch?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUS279&q=Obama%20Remarks%20at%20Houseiurl=http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/7QOL08vLxgQ/hqdefault.jpg&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Transcript on the flip.

President Obama’s First Weekly Address

In his first weekly address since being sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, President Barack Obama discusses how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan will jump-start the economy. “This is not just a short-term program to boost employment,” he said. “It’s one that will invest in our most important priorities like…

Why I Hope

“Marriage isn’t a special right. Marriage is a civil right.” – Robin Tyler, one of the plaintiffs in the Prop H8 lawsuit currently before the California Supreme Court Yesterday, something amazing occurred. On a beautiful and sunny Sunday in Southern California, people came to speak up, speak out, come out, and make a difference. And…

Bigotry We Won’t Believe In

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out this doozy of a Rec List diary at Daily Kos. Apparently, there’s plenty that Rick Warren hasn’t been honest about. His AIDS programs in Africa have forsaken the effective measures taken to actually reduce transmissions of the virus, and instead have resulted in more infections. His support…