Posts tagged OBAMA.
And why comments about President and Mrs Obama have intensified this profane behavior in the USA, characteristic of the ultra right Republican Party, former Dixiecrats, KKK and slave owners, along with the silent majority who allow it to go on unchallenged. The so-called liberals!
How Americans have reacted to these two great players, rooting often against them for the NON American player, unforgivable!
No love for this tennis tournament: Times staffer Michelle Maltais writes about how the memories of a mostly white crowd booing Serena Williams at Indian Wells still sting 11 years later.
The reality in America is that most black parents teach their children both intentionally and subconsciously about cultural realities, as matter-of-factly as teaching kids to look both ways before crossing the street.
To blacks, these are the cultural ABCs: Always be conscious. These lessons become so much a part of us, they course through us just as our blood moves through our veins. They can trigger a fight-or-flight reaction when circumstances seem dangerous.
Photo: Serena Williams, left, is congratulated by her sister Venus and father Richard after defeating Kim Clijsters of Belgium in March 2001 in Indian Wells. Credit: John Mabanglo / AFP/Getty Images
The French like the Americans have kept their distance from their president. In France, with Sarkozy, it’s a question of perceived vulgarity. In the United States, it’s a question of perceived aloofness. Somewhere beneath those perceptions lie deeper prejudices.
In America, all the nonsense about Obama being a Muslim or a European Socialist reflects some of his opponents’ repressed repugnance at the fact he’s African-American. In France, there’s a view of Sarkozy as the parvenu.
Who tells the truth? President Obama avoids the Pants on Fire designation, with only 1 percent of his statements receiving that grade. 71 percent of what he says is at least half right.
There are NO shortcuts to peace!
Maybe President Obama should have done the haka before his speech. The All Blacks were simply irresistible in the first half, with some sublime handling, big hits and powerful drives breaking the hearts of the Tongans. New Zealand got their World Cup challenge off to a solid start with a 41-10 victory over Tonga.
Queen of Mean, Maureen Dowd writes in the New York Times. “Obama suffers from “the Speech Illusion”—instead of fighting for what he believes in from the beginning, he waits until the last minute hoping some flowery talk from a Teleprompter will save the day. “The One is dancing on the edge of one term,” writes Dowd. “Maybe Obama was not even the person he was waiting for.”
Ouch, but think she might have a point, even if it is rather sharp!
Memo to Obama, keep your frustrations to yourself! I’m not frustrated I’m pissed off at you and the hateful hobbit tea party fraggers! The lot of you are frustrating Americans!
I’m not standing with anyone who is frustrated. I’ll only stand with a leader who is fearless! Ya got a few weeks to get your act together or start packin your frustrated self.
Disagree, as Mr. Obama also celebrated the Jewish Seder. Some people, like the Tea Party Hateful Hobbits, will never change, but the facts remain for open-minded people.
Lest you think some conservative elements are done playing the “The President Is A Muslim!!!” Islamophobia card, here’s a screenshot, made just a few minutes ago, from the not-so-subtle Drudge Report.
Obama are you watching and listening to Cameron? Time to stand up and be passionate. Use the BULLY PULPIT! Stop allowing the Tea Party hateful hobbit mentality and culture to spread fear in America.
“This continued violence is simply not acceptable and it will be stopped,” he said. “We will not put up with this in our country. We will not allow a culture of fear to exist on our streets.”
Obama called for a ‘big’ deal on deficit reduction, but the hateful hobbits, Republicans and craven Democrats did not want such a plan. Why?
Barack Obama’s 50th birthday best bits
The top upbeat clips from his presidency on his 50th birthday
Did he really kick the door in on the last You Tube clip?
Obama50: Help us find 50 ideas for Barack Obama’s 50th birthday
Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
It’s Barack Obama’s 50th birthday - what would you get the president as a gift? How should he celebrate his half-century?
Upload your gift ideas, party tips and words of advice for Mr President to Tumblr and tag them Obama50 - we’ll choose our 50 favourite suggestions and post them later.
Audacity of Humor as the clowns in Congress are great material!
@oreillyfactor Obama and Romney Fraternal Twins & Soulmates “Bless his heart, I have respect for Mitt Romney, but I do not have respect for what he has done through this debt increase debate,” says Palin “He did this,” she said, lifting her finger in the air. “He waited until it was a done deal.”