May 2, 2007 – Springfield, Illinois – Barack Obama announces his candidacy, to the media and to the country, for President of the United States
“And that is why, in the shadow of the Old State Capitol, where Lincoln once called on a divided house to stand together, where common hopes and common dreams still live, I stand before you today to announce my candidacy for president of the United States of America.”
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When Google first announced it would be shutting down Google Reader, I was very disappointed. I had come to rely on Google Reader to keep up with my favorite blogs. I went about trying to find a replacement RSS reader and had settled on The Old Reader. I really didn’t like it as well as Google Reader, but it worked. Then, I came across NewsBlur. I couldn’t use it at first because the free → Read More
While following the aftermath of the tornado in Moore I was disgusted to see people using the tragedy to make political statements or to slam the political opposition. Before all the debris had even fallen back down to the earth, Rhode Island Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse took the microphone on the Senate floor and lambasted Republican Senators for “denying man-made global warming.” He laid blame for the tornado squarely at the feet of Republicans → Read More
Lois Lerner is bad at math, but she knows how to target conservatives.
Remember Lois Lerner? She’s the IRS official who requested a reporter to ask a planted question at a news conference, ostensibly so she could answer said question with a prepared statement, revealing publicly that the IRS had indeed, targeted certain conservative groups for more intense scrutiny. That came as no surprise to those of us who have paid attention. I → Read More
No politics today. The state of Oklahoma has suffered another blow, courtesy of mother nature and the privilege of living in the middle of Tornado Alley. I watched yesterday as parts of Moore was torn apart. I wondered about my aunt and uncle, living just off I-35. They are okay, but their house did sustain damage. They are elderly and were unable to heed the warnings to flee from the path of the storm. → Read More
I don’t know about you, but the mantra being spouted by President Obama and his administration officials is wearing a little thin. The latest is what they are saying about the IRS targeting conservative groups for intense scrutiny before they were granted or denied their tax exempt status from the IRS. If we are to believe President Obama, he knew nothing of the actions taken by the IRS and is totally outraged. Just as → Read More
I don’t agree with much at all of what the Oklahoma Policy Institute puts out, but their information about the recent tax cut legislation passed by the Oklahoma legislature and signed into law by Governor Fallin is right on the money. Opinions about policy can vary, but numbers don’t lie.
I’ve looked at the new tax rates in House Bill 2032 and I’ve run the numbers against the tax rates in this year’s form → Read More
Presently, the Internet is awash with liberal attempts to blunt whatever affect the scandal surrounding Benghazi may have on President Obama and Hillary Clinton. Bettybb, our resident liberal, left a comment yesterday with an embedded link that supposedly proved Benghazi was a completely manufactured scandal, perpetrated by the GOP to make it look like the Obama administration, including Hillary Clinton, was up to their eyeballs in a coverup of what happened in Benghazi on → Read More
The past several weeks have been interesting and troubling, all at the same time. We have seen the Obama administration hit by scandal after scandal. It started with Benghazi and the revelations that there is much more to the story than just political hype by the Republicans. Follow that with the realization that the IRS has been targeting conservative groups (this has been known for quite some time and was kept under wraps) and → Read More
Who would have thought something like this would happen? President Obama has been in the White House for over four years and if there is anything we have learned in that time, it is that he has no better friends than the ones he has in the media. I have lost count of the number of times the media has covered Obama’s backside and prevented scandals from coming to light. Fast and Furious, → Read More