Presidential Eye Candy (with jazz!)

Thanks to my friend Rhoda who sent along this video she made of President Obama. When you have a dude this suave and sharp, you can easily do a seven minute video and never run out of great images. And this doesn’t even include much First Lady eye candy goodness. You could do an hour of her, so far as I’m concerned ; )

The jazz music is Ahmad Jamal.

Thanks, Rhoda.…

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Facebook sharing of Eclectablog links still disabled – I need your HELP! (Updated)

Somebody (*cough* firebaggers *cough*), somewhere for some reason (*cough* angry *cough*) has marked my blog entries as spam on Facebook. Now when you try to share an Eclectablog, you get this unwanted pop-up:

This message contains blocked content that has been previously flagged as abusive or spammy. Let us know if you think this an error.

So, kids, here’s where I need your help. Please share links from Eclectablog on your Facebook page. When you get the pop-up, click the “Let us know” link, and fill out the very short form. The more people that do this, the more quickly it will be resolved.…

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Liberal rule #1: Thou shall not cross Jane Hamsher

Cross-posted at Angry Black Lady Chronicles.

My ranty screed thing the other day about Jane Hamsher (“Why I will never post another word at My.Firedoglake.com”) brought out a series of quite interesting responses. The version at Daily Kos drew almost 1,000 comments and earned me five donuts in the Tip Jar. Apparently it’s okay to call the hundreds of thousands of Obama supporters who are the thin hopey line between the President RomneyPawlentyPaulPalinBachmannCainGingrichPerryMcCotterHuntsmanDuke and the White House the “stupidest motherfuckers in the world”. However, it is decidedly NOT okay to say, “Fuck you, Jane Hamsher”.

One commenter suggested that take my disgust with Hamsher to Redstate.com (I don’t get it either):

This is the most disgusting display of mindless hateful comments I have almost ever seen here.…
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Volunteers needed for P.A. 4 repeal petition drive at Ann Arbor Art Fair

This is from our good friends working hard to repeal the anti-democratic Emergency Manager law, P.A. 4 (aka, “the Financial Martial Law Act”.)
Calling All Recall and Repeal Heroes,

500,000 folks will visit Art Fair next week. The Recall Snyder and Repeal PA4 (emergency managers) campaigns are linking arms to make the Ann Arbor Art Fair the biggest petition-signing event of the year. We need your help! Here’s how to be part of history:

1) In addition to the petition booth originally planned for Liberty St, we are expanding to cover many other petition sites surrounding the AF in public areas.…

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Imposition of an Emergency Manager now being used to threaten unions

This scenario was entirely predictable.

The latest call for an emergency manager in Metro Detroit is coming from an unlikely place — the affluent Northville Public Schools.

Stalled contract negotiations between administrators and employees have school board members discussing the possibility of seeking an emergency manager, which under state law must be appointed by the governor.

Emergency managers have the power to void union contracts, remove administrators and take all control of the district’s actions.

The two sides have until the second week in August to come to terms on a two-year collective bargaining agreement. Union representatives and administrators bargained Tuesday, but Superintendent Mary Kay Gallagher said no progress was made.

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Palin movie “The Undefeated” gets one viewer at its debut in Orange, CA: a reporter

I’m still giggling about this. Conor Friedersdorf from The Atlantic went to see the midnight showing of the new “film” about Sarah Palin called “The Undefeated”. He was the only one who watched the whole thing. The other TWO moviegoers left early.

It isn’t strictly accurate to say that I sat through the whole movie alone. Just as the previews started, two young women walked in giggling together and took seats three rows behind me. Afraid that they’d ruined the only story I had at that point — What If Sarah Palin Starred in a Movie and No One Showed Up?…
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Mich GOP kicks the poor while they are down, limits lifetime welfare to 4 years

Times are tough. People are out of work and many have been for a long time. You can almost imagine Michigan Republicans sitting around smoking cigars and drinking 20 year-old scotch wondering…wondering…

“Hmmmm…let’s see…we shortened the time they can get unemployment, slashed aid to the working poor, cut education, eviscerated labor unions (especially teachers hahahahahahaaa) and started taxing old people. Hmmm…what MORE can we do…? Wait! I got it! Let’s limit how long people can be on welfare!”

So, that’s just what they did.

More than 12,600 welfare recipients and their children will lose monthly checks averaging $511 effective Oct.…
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Why I will never post another word at My.Firedoglake.com

I was a bit dubious when I was asked to begin posting some of my stuff at My.Firedoglake.com. I haven’t been a fan of the main site in a very long time and I detest most of what I see & hear from Jane Hamsher. But the new editor of the My.FDL site encouraged me, saying they were trying to get more sane commentary on the public part of the site and he thought I could help with that. He promised me my stuff would be “front-paged” every time I posted. I was reluctant to do anything that would bring eyeballs to her site and bring her more revenue but decided thought maybe I should give it a chance.…

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