Tag Archive: President Obama


It’s that time of year again, that’s right baseball season.  It’s time for interleague rivalries: Sox v Cubs, Yankees v Mets, Angels v Dodgers, Baltimore v Washington and the list goes on and on.  And who better to throw the first pitch at the 1st Nationals Game of 2010 than President Obama.

Also both the White Sox (the best Chicago team) & the Chicago Cubs were on the display.  I’m excited about how the Sox will put things together this season b/c they have a great pitching staff & I look for Alex Rios to bounce back after last yr’s effort.  They beat the Indians 6-0 in a route w/ Buehrle at the mound.  Sorry Cubs fans though, same ole story. Another day, another disappointing loss.  Zambrano was pulled early and the Cubbies lost 16-5 in their opener.

-Ron

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After long hours and much debate, President Obama has been able to provide healthcare working families can afford

I couldn’t believe when I heard that the healthcare legislation was passed but still needed revision last night.  Do you know what this means?  Well, essentially everyone will now have affordable healthcare within the next decade.  Ever wanted to go to the doctor but couldn’t because mommy or daddy didn’t have any insurance.  Well the times are getting ready to change.

This is a big step for President Obama.  Key things this bill will do:

  • If you suffer from a chronic illness, healthcare employers will no longer be able to put a cap on the amount they will cover.
  • Money will be put aside for people currently without coverage but w/ medical conditions already
  • Recent graduates and young adults will no longer be without insurance as the age will be raised from 18 to now 26 yrs old
  • Drug discounts for senior citizens will be provided.

-Ron

 

First it was the attention hungry couple Tareq and Michaele Salahi, who got into the Presidential Dinner without being on the guest list. Now a third person is said to have attended the dinner without being on the list.  This time, the univited guest didn’t get close to the President or the First Lady, according to the Secret Service.  The uninvited guest traveled from a hotel where Indian delegation was staying but didn’t pass through the pre-screening tests prior to the event, which means he should not have been permitted to attend.  However, he did go through metal detectors.  I wonder if this is a historic high for the amount of security breaches to occur for one President?  

Three uninvited guests were able to get through secret service checkpoints and could have caused bodily harm to the President if they wanted.  I know many questions are lingering through the Oval Office these days but after this incident, I think we all know the answer to one question. 

Should the 3 univited guest to the White House state dinner for India’s prime minister face criminal charges and/or jail time? 

-Ron

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Going off to college is a huge expense.  Books, tuition, room & board, misc fees, and personal expenses are all things that have to be paid for.  Many students, especially low income and middle class students aren’t able to afford these costs and as a result aren’t able to pay for college.  But this is what makes our latest President cool: Pres. Obama sees this issue and has set aside $70 billion of stimulus money for education to low- to middle-income individuals.  What’s even better is the fact that $13.8 billion of the package serves as tax credit reimbursing 100 percent of the first $2,000 of educational expenses for lower income students.

What this means is that President Obama will pay you to go to school.  In fact, he will pay you $2,000 every year to go to school which can help a great deal.  Also, families that do not earn enough to pay income taxes can receive a $1,000 education refund.

Let’s stop putting off our education! There’s a great difference in pay for someone who goes to college as opposed to someone who stops after high school.  Smarten Up!!

Obama will give you $2,500 a year to go to school

-Ron

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Is there anything Beyonce isn’t good at? LOL but really is there?  She sold countless album w/ her group Destiny’s Child and has had great success as a solo artist.  This year she was named “Woman of the Year” by Billboard magazine.  She will receive her honor on Oct. 2nd at Billboard’s annual Women in Music Event in NYC.  This year alone, Beyonce starred in the #1 movie Obsessed, had her own arena tour, and sand at President Obama’s inaugaration.

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-Ron

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Pretty soon, we may have to add another notch onto Tom Dart’s belt.  He’s a family man (w/ 5 children and a wife), is the Sheriff of Cook County here in Illinois, he was featured in Time magazine’s 100 most influential list in 2009, and has made headlines nationwide.  Could he also be our next U.S. Senator following in the footsteps of our current Pres Barack Obama.  According to the Chicago Sun-Times, several sources claim that Dart was approached to run for the Senate seat.  In fact, a source of Tom Dart’s says that the sheriff is considering the possibility and will give an answer by the end of the month.

Honestly, I do hope he decides to run for U.S. Senate.  Sure he’d have to raise cash in order for him to run but he understands the people and seems to genuinely care about the wrongdoing happening in society.  For instance, he’s been the focal point in the Burr Oak scandal, and filed suit against Craigslist’s erotic services section.

Sheriff Tom Dart speculation

-Ron

LOL 12 Types of Facebookers….

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CNN posted a cool article recently about the different type of Facebookers out there.  Thought I’d share it w/ you all and get your thoughts. 

The Let-Me-Tell-You-Every-Detail-of-My-Day Bore. This is the person who tells you about every step of their day & every move they make.  “I just woke up”. “I’m wearing blue and black today”. “I feel lonely”. “I’m walking to class”.  I mean they tell you everything.  Just because you have 432 Facebook friends doesn’t mean we all want to know when you’re waiting for the bus.

The Self-Promoter. OK, so we’ve probably all posted at least once about some achievement.  But when almost EVERY update is a link to your blog, your poetry reading, your 10k results or your art show, you sound like a bragger or very self-centered.

The TMIer. “Brad is heading to Walgreens to buy something for this achne.” Boundaries of privacy and decorum don’t seem to exist for these too-much-information updaters, who unabashedly offer up details about personal lives, relationship and bodily functions. Thanks for sharing.

The Bad Grammarian. “So sad about Fara Fauset but Im so gladd its friday yippe”. Yes, I know the punctuation rules are different in the digital world. And, no, no one likes a spelling-Nazi schoolmarm. But you sound like a moron.

The Sympathy-Baiter. “Barbara is feeling sad today.” “Man, am I glad that’s over.” “Jim could really use some good news about now.” Like anglers hunting for fish, these sad sacks cast out their hooks — baited with vague tales of woe — in the hopes of landing concerned responses. Genuine bad news is one thing, but these manipulative posts are just pleas for attention.

Click here to see the rest of the list

-Ron

This is amazing & I know his friends will not ever believe he had the chance to sit down and interview President Obama!!! Check it out…

-Ron