View From The (VERY) Top: Barack Obama’s Speech @ National Urban League Centennial Celebration 2010 – Part Two

RiaRob has been blessed to be at special places at special times, but never nothing like this. I am on a press platform getting elbowed (and throwing a few elbows of my own – I’m never scared) to get THE SHOT of a lifetime: a picture of President Barack Obama. I’ll be the first to say that television does not do The President justice. To watch him on television is one thing, but to see him in one of many historical moments is simply mesmerizing. Walk with me on this one:...more

View From The (VERY) Top: Barack Obama’s Speech @ National Urban League Centennial Celebration 2010 – Part One

View From The (VERY) Top: Barack Obama’s Speech @ National Urban League Centennial Celebration 2010 – Part OneBy riarob...more

(VIDEO) Obama on the Gulf Oil Spill and What Everyone Else Says When They Really Want to Ask Whose Ass to Kick

The president said "ass." Let's be glad he didn't use all-too-common talking points straight from the spin doctors who advise middle ground even in the midst of disaster. I don't need any more generic euphemisms for action like these from George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jeb Hensaraling and Jim Cooper. ...more

An interesting post to go through. It also reminded me of the time I took my sister with me ...more

Obama at the Gulf Coast

President Barack Obama offered remarks in Grand Isle, Louisiana that provided an update on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig disaster. ...more

And happy Memorial Day. :)

I totally agree with you. It's very disappointing and yet in some ...more

National Day of Prayer UNTRUTHS and How Google Can Be Your Friend

Attention: Anyone who is claiming that Obama has "canceled the National Day of Prayer" on May 7th. ...more

Read Obama's Lips: Workplace Flex Not a Women's Issue

A few things really struck me at the first ever White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility. The first is that President Obama said “Workplace flexibility isn’t just a women’s issue.” Even if no public policy results from today’s session, the culture change that comes when people like Obama say things like that is big. ...more

not all jobs can be flexable sometimes you just need to be there like nursing but getting sick ...more

The Stimulus and People of Color: A Rising Tide Isn't Lifting All Boats

Jobless rates have stabilized somewhat in the United States, and the Obama administration contends the year-old American Reinvestment and Recovery Act stimulus package deserves part of the credit. But recent analyses are revealing that the recovery isn't reaching some of the communities hardest hit by the great recession. ...more

When a bumper sticker isn't enough

So I was driving around today and happened to stop at a red light behind this fella, at the corner of Ballard and Forehead/Steering Wheel. That’s one big-ass truck, but the devil is always is in the details, n’est pas?...more

Hurry Up And Wait: With Final Senate Vote on Health Care Complete, The Real Fun Begins

Vice President Joe Biden led the Senate this morning while his colleagues voted from their seats in favor of Senate Bill 3590 (aka "Senate Health Care Bill" aka "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act"). The vote was 60-39 along party lines, as expected....more