Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Obama Countdown ....5 Days to Go...And What we are Reaching For...Let the Healing Begin...


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Martin Luther King 's Hopes are being Honored....finally.We all have a Dream Now.
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The Song today is Called "I Reach" it is a Beautiful song ( remade 80's song) with a photo Montage of What has made us as a People Reach for New Leadership and Reach for Change....it is very well done...and poignant. Each of us is Reaching for Change for Different Reasons....Reaching Out of Need, Out of Hope, and yes, even Out of Despair and Pain.Even people in Pain and Suffering can want Change and Reach for the Future. Perhaps that was Martin Luther King's Greatest Lesson, how even in the Greatest Darkness being able to reach for the Light and reach for Hope and to Dream Again. Last Winter when we saw Obama he said " We don't need more Heat in DC, we need More Light."

8 Long Years of Darkness is ending folks...and we helped make That happen...all of us.
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"I Reach"....by Zach Bruce...

Click title to learn more about this video.
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MINI Blog Round Up:::
Grace Nearing " Scriptoids".... I stumbled onto her blog, sharp and insightful..
Beach Bum has a great post up Saying Goodbye to Bush.....
And stop by and read Blueberry's Post about that Damn Snuggie Ad, and also about Obama Ben and Jerry Ice Cream.....
Distributor Cap really is dissecting the Finale of the Bush Regime....
And then DK does a nice wrap up of the Medals of Freedom Or "the Sting".,...
And Last but not least do go visit Ingrid, she has some great posts up about Gaza, but it is also her Birthday....so go wish her Happy Birthday...
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MORE NEWS FROM BUSH'S FINAL DAYS AS HIS TITANNICAL ADMINISTRATION SINKS....
And More on Crimes in the JD, LA Times article about Scholzman's Crimes while working in Civil Rights at the JD...So he broke the Law working for the JD, and then lied to the Senate about it.....

Now about Bush Crimes....there is NOW MORE to come....it turns out that Bush not get off scott free....That Some Dems want to seek Prosecution...well, I am hoping... And Jonathon Turley also weighed in Obama
will not be able to Look Away regarding these Crimes....

Speaking of Bush Crimes, finally Anderson Cooper speaks up about Bush and His Version of Katrina Memories.....Anderson WHO was There, should speak out....finally.

House and Senate to Launch YOUTube Channels....Oh dear what does this mean for CSPAN and my addiction to CSPAN ???
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So TVA situation is still a Mess ( yeah, like that would shock any of us ?)....and Erin Brockavich went to assess the situation this week, this article in Huffpost tells MORE and explores the Health aspects of the Contamination. Including the WATER aspects, which are very serious and impact many thousands of people... We can only hope that Obama's EPA and health teams really work on issues impacting so many....
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Scroll Down there is a video from Michelle Obama, a surprising Progressive Moment on The View and More....
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Bonus Video...because I can not help myself...:::
Because we are getting a Basketball Person in the Whitehouse...for real.......Marvin Gaye Sings the National Anthem...

8 comments:

Annette said...

I jsut found this comment on the HuffPost site:

TVA managment said last week that the cleanup costs will be paid for by the consumer. They are passing on the cost of the mess to ME! Last nights news , Channel 4 Nashville) reported that it is already costing 1million dollars a DAY and the cleanup won't be done for years.Can somebody tell me if there is some protection for the customers of TVA? Is there a lawsuit going on by somebody to stop them passing this on to the customers?

Surely that is not true?? The TVA should be paying for all the clean up and the costs of the homes, shouldn't they??

enigma4ever said...

but annette...TVA is government owned - so ultimately yes, the taxpayers pay...also what is the "cleanup"....are they just making more sludge ponds or lagoons ?( that are too close to drinking water...) as I said before...what the Clean Up Should include is a Special Water Treatment and Filtration ( that would have magnets to remove Heavy metals).

But ultimately what SHOULD happen is that a Facility that has this kind of spill, damages should be "charged" with the clean up and the govt ( EPA and other agencies) are supposed to come in and monitor the hazards and remediation.( in the old days Companies had Insurance to cover the costs of such a massive situation)...but under bush....that all has fallen apart....

( what I find amazing...GORE should step up and say Something- this is his Home State...where his family has lived for years....that would have some impact...)

Leon Basin said...

Hey, how are you doing? I really like your blog. Thanks for sharing.

D.K. Raed said...

Thanks for the linky-link. You're the best!

Our long national nightmare is almost over. I know the economy & war take precedence. But in order to find out what really happened, in order for people to grasp the true depth of the bush crimes, Obama cannot indefinitely postpone some kind of investigation. Even if it's only one small committee stuck down in a basement, working once a week. Give 'em subpoena power, that's all it will take. Otherwise, what is the purpose of giving congress the constitutional power of investigation, of oversight and rule of law? If we don't pursue the Bush Admin's disregard for Rule of Law, we might as well scratch out the impeachment clause, too.

enigma4ever said...

DK::
ain't it the Truth...supoena power is a MUST..and yes, he has to follow through on the Crimes - THE Crimes....and tomorrow is Eric Holder's hearings...that should tell us alot......I think HOW Obama handles the Gitmo announcements and closure will tell us alot....

Leon ::
lovely to meet you ....welcome to Watergate Summer....come visit anytime...

Coffee Messiah said...

Only a few more days, but the aftermath may be as bad as the 8 yrs ; (

Looks like the repugs are already digging in, the bastards! ; (

Dr. Know said...

RE: TVA
My initial conclusions concerning this debacle are slowly being proven accurate. Remember, boys and girls, this is the much vaulted Free Market. And the Free Market has decided that local populations - their neighbors and customers - are disposable. These damned pesky people keep getting in the way of profit and CEO bonuses.

The TVA considers this dealt with. It's out of their backyard; just one of those unfortunate accidents resulting from malignant neglect - and there is no crime in that. Especially with an eviscerated EPA functioning under the false premise that the market will regulate itself. Sure it will, and the love fairy is leaving a 24 year old Natalie Wood on my pillow tonight.

As for a clean up, it'll never happen - and in fact, it can't happen - it has spread too far to be feasable. Instead of being addressed immediately and responsibly, this crap has been allowed to proliferate downstream over miles of land and will never be contained.

We have yet to see the results of a water/soil test and probably never will unless one of us drives up there and does personally.

We have regressed back to the era of black lung coal miners, company stores, and robber barons.

All hail the Free Market!
They know what's best for you stinking peons.
Now go shopping, damnit.

enigma4ever said...

ahhhh Coffee Messiah...the repugs will dig in....BUT they are out numbered...so have hope...

( and their folks are suffering too)...good to see you..

DrKNOW...
hey there.
love your TVA assessment...too funny....
and yeah....let's go shopping damnit...