Ann Atlhouse nailed it.
Some of my best memories are sitting on my dad’s lap, cheering on Olga and Nadia, Carl Lewis, and others for their brilliance and perfection.
As the first comment at the video notes, Michelle was 20 when Carl Lewis first participated in the Olympics, so that dad’s lap business is easily detected bullshit.
Like so many young people, I was inspired. I found myself dreaming that maybe, just maybe, if I worked hard enough, I, too, could achieve something great.
But I never dreamed that the Olympic flame might one day light up lives in my neighborhood.
yada, yada, yada………go read the full monty at Ann’s blog
Or Clinton blaming Bush I ? Or Bush II blaming Clinton?
Hmmm, guess you’re not expecting poor people or minorities to your convention?
First, the OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE photo
Now, you, me and a farm family….
Michelle Obama wants to hug them ? Well according to her “not campaigning” schedule next week…
via White House Dossier
Monday, April 30, 2012
Colorado Springs, CO
1:20 PM MDT Speaks to Obama campaign volunteers and supporters.
3:00 PM MDT Delivers remarks during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Warrior Games. More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans will compete in the third annual Warrior Games.
5:40 PM MST Arrives at Tucson International Airport where she will be greeted by youth volunteers at Tucson Village Farm, a working urban farm built by and for the young people of Tucson.6:10 PM MST Delivers remarks at a fundraiser.
And here’s the backstory
GREENVILLE, SC —
It’s common to see teenagers under 18 working on Ronald Martin’s dairy farm in Westminster.
“They do some vital jobs here on the farm,” Dairy Farmer, Ronald Martin said.
The Department of Labor wants a law in place to keep children from working on farms, even if it’s a family farm.
Seriously ? Help me MOTUS !
Sigh. We may be losing the wars on poverty, drugs and terrorism, but we are beating the living piss out of songbirds. “No soup for you!”
True story, bird baths may be breaking the law ! Of course we know New York City has no other problems to concern themselves with.
Be afraid BOB and our other little friends too
Reason #285764 I’m a former Democrat, teh stupids over at Daily Kos. Newsbusters’ found a post The Fetus is a Parasite over there. The link is to NB, I won’t send Dkos traffic, but the link is at the link, bring your barf bag if you choose to clickit.
On the other hand, we can celebrate compassion and parental love:
Graphic via DancingCzars
I laughed at this list until I realized they were all true !
I just wanted to gather some of the good, valid reasons to re-elect President Obama all in one place. No particular order.
•Because someone said ‘Etch-a-Sketch’ in some context.
•Because Mitt Romney used to work for a private equity firm, which is not ok.
•Because that guy killed Trayvon Martin.
•Because Mitt Romney paid the amount of taxes he was legally required to pay, and not more.
•Because ‘under’ President Obama, we have come out of a recession, bottomed out, and (perhaps?) begun an economic turnaround in a mind-bogglingly quick 3 years or so. (I think prior recessions have all lasted several centuries, at least, so mad props to Obama for this stellar achievement.)
•Because Georgetown University doesn’t necessarily want to buy birth control pills for one particular well-coiffed, upper-class white woman who will probably be making $150k+ pretty soon.
•Because Rush Limbaugh called that woman a bad name.
•Because the preceding two things means there’s a ‘war on women’.
•Because of all the Romney flip-flops, as tantalizingly hinted at in a hilarious youtube video premised on a 10-year-old Eminem song that doesn’t actually really show any flip-flops per se.
•Because of the Osama bin Laden assassination (i.e. because President Obama didn’t prevent it from occurring).
•Because various Hollywood celebrities really want him to be and think those who don’t are stupid idiots.
Via Rhymes With Cars and Girls
And, as Keith Koffler noticed, nothing’s ever his fault ! Obama’s Blame Game