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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

One from Column A, Two from Column B...

Here's a good sign:

Obama delivered the SOTU speech:

Apple's doing well, anyway:

Pirates' hostages are rescued:

James Farrentino is gone (he was a nice guy, I met him a few times):

Egypt is marking the 1st Anniversary of their first uprising:

And this was in my inbox this morning:
"...But as I listened to President Obama, I looked at obstructionist leaders in Congress and I couldn't help but get angry.
It is past time to throw aside partisan differences, put America first and embrace the American values of equal opportunity and fairness for all.
In communities across the country, the NAACP has marched, rallied, and raised our voices to let our leaders know job creation can't wait. President Obama has heard our call, and tonight he laid out his ambitious blueprint for continuing to improve the economy and put people back to work.
Unfortunately, too many members of Congress are committed to nothing but blocking the president's work. They are more concerned with scoring political points than getting us out of the worst economic slump since the early 20th century.
Every day, NAACP leaders nationwide speak with people who are working harder than ever before, and still struggling to make ends meet. Just this week our North Carolina NAACP leadership conducted a tour throughout the state to chronicle the effects of joblessness, underemployment, and poverty.
We know many of you have similar stories, and we want to hear them. Will you share with us your story on how the economic crisis has affected you and those you love?

It is time for cooperation to trump personal political agendas.
And until it does, we must continue to speak out, stand up, and be heard.
Please share your stories and experiences on the economic crisis, and how it has affected you and your loved ones: Thank you. I look forward to hearing what you have to say.
Benjamin Todd Jealous
President and CEO

It's gonna be a busy day, once the coffee hits and I get off my butt. Much to do, before the HUD inspectors get here. I'll try to get back here later.
Enjoy your day.


Anonymous said...

I hope your inspection goes doubt it will after all the work you have gone to.
I feel so badly for all the people in your country and mine and around the world who are struggling with unemployment. Prices are going up daily on the necessities of life, never mind the luxuries. Social benefits are being cut to balance budgets. How much less can people do with and still survive?

Austan said...

Well, I accomplished next to nothing and have resigned myself to the fact that I can get nothing done without Gal Friday. I'm now praying she's here Friday.

Every few days I hear of someone else who's lost their job. Obama is right. If these fracking Republicans don't put the country ahead of their egotistical agenda, we'll all be screwed, blued and tattooed. I'm glad he's after the backers though.