Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Prez Obama LOVES the kids...

Okay so...
Today at 12 noon President Obama gave a speech aimed at all the kiddies going back to school. The speech was about staying in school, being focused and striving to succeed. My question is...
A transcript of the speech can be found here. I read it, then I heard it....so I'm trying to understand what suburban Colorado mother Shanneen Barron read/heard:

"Thinking about my kids in school having to listen to that just really upsets me," suburban Colorado mother Shanneen Barron told CNN Denver affiliate KMGH last week, before the text of the speech was released.
"I'm an American. They are Americans, and I don't feel that's OK. I feel very scared to be in this country with our leadership right now."

Oh wait. She didn't read or hear it. But she assumed it was somehow un-American?! From the POTUS?!?! Um...okay...
The story on CNN can be found here.

Folks are off the chain, I swear.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The Passing of 2 Kennedys

So...we lost 2 members of the Kennedy family in August. I look at them as examples of people that saw a problem, some lacking, and sought to do something about it, thus becoming the icons that they were at the time of their passing.
Albert Pine said, "What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others remains and is immortal.' They will be immortal. RIP Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Ted Kennedy.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver DSG (July 10, 1921 – August 11, 2009)[2] founded the precursor to the Special Olympics in 1962. In 1968, she helped Ann McGlone Burke popularize the Special Olympics movement across the U.S.
She was a member of the Kennedy family and actively campaigned for her elder brother, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, during his successful 1960 U.S. presidential election.
Her husband, Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., is a former United States Ambassador to France, the founder of the Peace Corps, and was the Democratic vice-presidential candidate in the 1972 U.S. presidential election.

Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) was a United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. First elected in November 1962, he was elected nine times and served for 46 years in the U.S. Senate. At the time of his death, he was the second most senior member of the Senate, and the third-longest-serving senator in U.S. history. For many years the most prominent living member of the Kennedy family, he was the son of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., the youngest brother of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both victims of assassinations, and the father of Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy.

Source: Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Edward "Ted" Kennedy

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