Author Archives: rikyrah

Friday Open Thread | Thank You, President Barack Obama

To the 44th President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama II… Dear President Obama, As the close of your 8 years is upon us, I find it so hard to write this post. I remember watching your speech in … Continue reading

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For those of you protesting this week, here’s a helpful hints guide

Here is a post from Balloon Juice giving helpful hints about protesting, and safety precautions that you might consider taking. Peaceful Assembly and Personal Security – Re-upped by Adam L Silvermanat 11:05 am on January 15, 2017 I know a … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | First Lady Michelle Obama

President Obama: Michelle, for the past twenty-five years, you’ve been not only my wife and mother of my children, but my best friend. ….you made the White House a place that belongs to everybody. You have made me proud, and … Continue reading

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Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary, Won’t Rule Out Defunding Public Schools

Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary, Won’t Rule Out Defunding Public Schools by Emma Margolin Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Education, faced tough questions on Tuesday from Democratic lawmakers at her charged confirmation … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | The Bromance of POTUS and Joey B

Our President and Vice President are more than coworkers – they are friends who respect one another and love one another. It comes forth in their interactions.  

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Continuing the fight for Obamacare…a Call List…

Found this on Facebook: From Friends: For those worried about ACA coverage for themselves and their families. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s office said they are being flooded with calls, as are the offices of Speaker Ryan and McConnell. Senator Warren’s staff … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, First Lady Michelle Obama

Today is the last time we get to wish Michelle Obama Happy Birthday as First Lady. She has de-aged during her time in the White House.    

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