Weekly Address 12-31-11

 Posted by at 10:38  Politics
Dec 312011
 

“Working Together in the New Year”

From the White House weblog:

In his weekly address, President Obama told the American people that although there will be tough debates to come in the new year, by joining together, we can continue to help grow the economy and create jobs across the country. President Obama will keep working to ensure that everyone has a fair shot and does their fair share, and as we enter into 2012, all Americans should remind Washington of what is at stake for the middle class. By adding their voices to the debate, Americans have already proven that they can make a difference, and in the new year, we can continue to work together to put the country first and help every American find the opportunities they deserve.

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Holidays

 Posted by at 09:56  Politics
Dec 262011
 

Here’s hoping your Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrated) was everything you wanted it to be and that your holidays continue to be merry.

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Weekly Address 12-24-11

 Posted by at 10:39  Politics
Dec 242011
 

“The President and First Lady Thank our Troops for their Service as we Celebrate the Holiday Season”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama came together to wish the American people a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, and thanked our troops, military families, and veterans for their service and sacrifice. President Obama and Michelle Obama encouraged everyone to visit JoiningForces.gov to find ways to give back to our brave men and women in uniform and their families during the holiday season as we work together in the spirit of service.

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Weekly Address 12-17-11

 Posted by at 09:21  Politics
Dec 172011
 

“Honoring Those Who Served in Iraq”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, President Obama expressed the gratitude of the entire nation to the brave men and women who have served in the war in Iraq, and welcomed our troops home as we mark the official end to the war. This historic achievement would not be possible without the skill and dedication of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. They prove every day that when we come together, there is nothing we cannot do. Now it’s time to follow their example, put aside partisanship, and rebuild our economy so that every American who wants to work can find a job, and everyone has the opportunity to make it if they try.

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Welcome Home

 Posted by at 19:35  Iraq, Politics
Dec 142011
 

President and Mrs. Obama traveled to Fort Bragg, North Carolina today to welcome the troops home from Iraq…

George W. Bush’s War in Iraq is finally over.

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Words with friends

 Posted by at 09:40  Entertainment, Humor
Dec 112011
 

No doubt you’ve heard all about how Alec Baldwin got himself kicked off an American Airlines flight for refusing to turn off his electronic game prior to take off. While I will not take sides on this issue — suffice it to say I think much more highly of Alec Baldwin than I do of American Airlines — I believe both parties overreacted a bit. At least Mr. Baldwin had the good sense to appear on Saturday Night Live last night and make some fun of the situation…