Friday, May 27, 2011

Not Without The Big Guy ::: Oprah Winfrey Credits God for Her Show's Success

Good for her, and her audience, frankly.

"People often ask me, What is the secret to the success of the show?” Oprah said during the finale on Wednesday – a show that drew its highest rating in 17 years. “How have we lasted 25 years. I non-jokingly say, my team – and Jesus. Because nothing but the hand of God has made this possible for me.”


“For all of you who get riled up when I mention God and you want to know which God I'm talking about, “ she said during the finale, “I'm talking about the same one you're talking about. I'm talking about the Alpha and the Omega. The omniscient. The omnipresent. The ultimate consciousness. The source, the force, the all of everything there is. The one and only, G-O-D. That's the one I'm talkin' about."

She closed her show by saying, “I won’t say goodbye, I’ll just say until we meet again.” She paused, then added, “To God be the glory.”

Amen, sister.

Source: Oprah Winfrey Credits God for Her Show's Success, Christian News

Monday, May 23, 2011

Did The Obamas Find Leprechauns On Their Trip to Ireland?

Everyone's commenting on Michelle's hair during their visit, but this is the photo that's killing me:

Barack Obama poses with (from left) U.S. Ambassador Daniel M. Rooney and his wife Patricia, Mary McAleese and her husband Martin, and Michelle Obama outside the presidential residence in Dublin

Apparently it's the US Ambassador to Ireland, Daniel M. Rooney, and his wife. And they're just about the cutest things I've ever seen.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Monday, May 09, 2011

Time Will Out ::: Students with Bush on 9/11 Look Back After bin Laden Death - TIME

There has rarely been a starker juxtaposition of evil and innocence than the moment President George W. Bush received the news about 9/11 while reading The Pet Goat with second-graders in Sarasota, Fla.

Seven-year-olds can't understand what Islamic terrorism is all about. But they know when an adult's face is telling them something is wrong — and none of the students sitting in Sandra Kay Daniels' class at Emma E. Booker Elementary School that morning can forget the devastating change in Bush's expression when White House chief of staff Andrew Card whispered the terrible news of the al-Qaeda attack. Lazaro Dubrocq's heart started racing because he assumed they were all in trouble — with no less than the Commander in Chief — but he wasn't sure why. "In a heartbeat, he leaned back and he looked flabbergasted, shocked, horrified," recalls Dubrocq, now 17. "I was baffled. I mean, did we read something wrong? Was he mad or disappointed in us?"

Similar fears started running through Mariah Williams' head. "I don't remember the story we were reading — was it about pigs?" says Williams, 16. "But I'll always remember watching his face turn red. He got really serious all of a sudden. But I was clueless. I was just 7. I'm just glad he didn't get up and leave, because then I would have been more scared and confused." Chantal Guerrero, 16, agrees. Even today, she's grateful that Bush regained his composure and stayed with the students until The Pet Goat was finished. "I think the President was trying to keep us from finding out," says Guerrero, "so we all wouldn't freak out."

Even if that didn't happen, it's apparent that the sharing of that terrifying Tuesday with Bush has affected those students in the decade since — and, they say, it made the news of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's killing by U.S. commandos on May 1 all the more meaningful. Dubrocq, now a junior at Riverview High School in Sarasota, doubts that he would be a student in the rigorous international-baccalaureate program if he hadn't been with the President as one of history's most infamous global events unfolded. "Because of that," he says, "I came to realize as I grew up that the world is a much bigger place and that there are differing opinions about us out there, not all of them good."

Guerrero, today a junior at the Sarasota Military Academy, believes the experience "has since given us all a better understanding of the situation, sort of made us take it all more seriously. At that age, I couldn't understand how anyone could take innocent lives that way. And I still of course can't. But today I can problem-solve it all a lot better, maybe better than other kids because I was kind of part of it." Williams, also a junior at the military academy, says those moments spent with Bush conferred on the kids a sort of historical authority as they grew up. "Today, when we talk about 9/11 in class and you hear kids make mistakes about what happened with the President that day, I can tell them they're wrong," she says, "because I was there."

One thing the students would like to tell Bush's critics — like liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, whose 2004 documentary Fahrenheit 911 disparaged Bush for lingering almost 10 minutes with the students after getting word that two planes had crashed into the World Trade Center — is that they think the President did the right thing. "I think he was trying to keep everybody calm, starting with us," says Guerrero. Dubrocq agrees: "I think he was trying to protect us." Booker Principal Gwendolyn Tose-Rigell, who died in 2007, later insisted, "I don't think anyone could have handled it better. What would it have served if [Bush] had jumped out of his chair and ran out of the room?"

Read the rest here: Students with Bush on 9/11 Look Back After bin Laden Death - TIME

Friday, May 06, 2011


Condi does an awesome job here against yet another MSNBC talker that doesn't like facts to get in the way of his opinion.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Was It Bring Your Kid To Work Day? [Photo] Obama In The "Bin Laden Situation Room"

He looks ridiculously tiny, he's in a crappy little chair, and they didn't even give him a laptop.

The way he self-referentially described the raid in his speech Sunday night, I almost expected to see him in fatigues swinging a battle-ax. Instead, we got this:

One almost wants to believe that this is a photoshop. Alas, no.

But oh, photoshop was made for days like these.

Found on reddit:


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