Stumpin’ in the rain! “You know, this feels kind of good,” remarked President Obama, as he opened a speech in the pouring rain outside Richmond, Va yesterday, the congressional district of House Majority leader Eric Cantor.
The president will try to get your vote, even if he has to stand in the rain to win you over.
“When Jason Street went down first game of the season everybody wrote us off. Everybody, and yet here we are at the Championship game. Forty thousand people out there have also written us off, there are a few out there who do still believe in you, a few who’ll never give up on you. You go back out on the field, those are the people I want in your minds, those are the people I want in your hearts.
Every man at some point in this life is going to lose a battle, he’s going to fight and he’s going to lose, but what makes him a man is that in the midst of that battle he does not lose himself. This game is not over, this battle is not over.
So let’s hear it one more time, together. Clear eyes, full hearts.”
Andrew Sullivan points us to a Brazilian soccer team’s “ingenious” way to promote blood donations.
Nicknamed the ‘Red and Blacks’, there’s no prizes for guessing what colours Vitoria usually play in. However, ahead of the new season, the club have ‘drained’ the red hoops from their home strip in a bid to raise awareness and get their fans to donate blood for transfusions and the like. The red hoops on the home shirt will then be replaced one-by-one as the level of blood donated rises, until the shirt is eventually restored to it’s former glory when the target is met.
Think Congress is sophomoric? A study says you’re right: Oratory in the House and Senate has dropped a full grade, to the high school sophomore level, an analysis finds.
Photo: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), left, with his father, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). A study found the younger Paul’s oratory to be at an eighth-grade level. Credit: Ed Reinke, Associated Press
I don’t know whether Barack Obama was born in the United States of America. But I do know this, that in his heart, he’s not an American. He’s just not an American.