Dec 252015
 

Posted early today just because…. Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas. Click on the first thumbnail.

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

Weekly Address 12-25-15

 Posted by at 09:22  Politics
Dec 252015
 

“Merry Christmas from the President and First Lady”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President and First Lady wished Americans a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. They celebrated the values of the season, and in that spirit of gratitude honored all the brave men and women in uniform fighting to keep us safe, as well as the families that stand by them. The President and First Lady asked that everyone take time this holiday season to visit JoiningForces.gov, and find out how to give back to the troops, veterans, and military families in your community.

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Wedding Day

 Posted by at 21:41  General
Dec 232015
 

I did something today that I never thought I would be able to do. I got married. In Texas, in a church.

It really was a lovely ceremony. Wish y’all could have been there.

Weekly Address 12-19-15

 Posted by at 10:29  Politics
Dec 192015
 

“Top 10 Things that Happened in 2015”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President celebrated the end of the year tradition of list-making with a year-in-review list of his own. The President offered his roundup of the top 10 things that happened in 2015, all of which should make us optimistic about the prospects for 2016. This past year has been one where we’ve seen unprecedented progress in areas ranging from the Iran deal to marriage equality to concluding a historic trade agreement. The year 2015 brought economic growth, with our unemployment rate dropping to five percent; the normalization of our relations with Cuba and a newly opened U.S. Embassy in Havana; and a historic agreement in Paris to take real action on climate change. The President acknowledged the significant progress of the past year, and looked forward to 2016 and all we have yet to accomplish.

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Friday Night Cartoons 12-18-15

 Posted by at 17:00  General
Dec 182015
 

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

SNL Cold Open 12-12-15

 Posted by at 22:27  Humor, Politics
Dec 132015
 

From yesterday’s Saturday Night Live cold open, President George W. Bush (Will Ferrell) announces he’s entering the presidential race and assesses the current crop of GOP candidates.

Watch it if you missed it or just wish to see it again.

Weekly Address 12-12-15

 Posted by at 10:09  Politics
Dec 122015
 

“Standing Strong in the Face of Terrorism”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President praised our country’s resilience in the face of terrorism, and discussed how we will keep America safe. Our military has been stepping up its campaign to destroy ISIL, and our airstrikes are hitting ISIL harder than ever before. The President emphasized that we will continue to move forward on all fronts, which is why this week he will go to the Pentagon to review our military campaign, and to the National Counterterrorism center to review our efforts to prevent attacks. And he reminded us that we all have a part to play in the fight against terrorism – potential terrorist attacks have been prevented over the years because someone saw something and said something. Americans should not turn against one another by letting this fight be defined as a war between America and Islam, which is what ISIL wants and only serves to undermine our national security. The President praised Americans across the country who have come together to reaffirm our core values and stand up, forcefully, for freedom of religion.

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Presidential Address 12-06-15

 Posted by at 21:50  Politics
Dec 062015
 

President Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office this evening about the steps we need to take as a nation to protect ourselves from the threat of terrorism. He also outlined the steps he and his administration are taking and urged Congress to join him in his efforts.

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Weekly Address 12-05-15

 Posted by at 09:58  Politics
Dec 052015
 

“We Will Not Be Terrorized”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President offered his condolences to the families and community of the victims of the San Bernardino shooting. He recognized the possibility that the two attackers may have been radicalized, a reminder to all of us that we need to work together to prevent people from falling victim to attempts by extremist organizations to encourage violence. The President called on Congress to close the loophole that allows people on the No-Fly list to purchase guns, a simple and logical step that would make it harder for potential terrorists to acquire weapons. And he reminded us that we cannot accept mass shootings like this one as routine in our country, and emphasized that above all else, his priority is the safety and security of the American people.

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