Post of the Day
In touching tribute to Mandela, Obama posts photo of himself watching TV Read M
Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa in one of modern history's more remarkable national -- and personal -- transformations. Mandela's family suggested that wasn't going to happen. So, the Obamas did a photo op in Mandela's former prison cell. The Obama White House hastened to post one of those on Twitter Thursday as soon as word arrived of the icon's passing at 95. Obama immediately scheduled a photo op of his own in time for the evening news. But before that he was captured in an action photograph staring at television coverage of the passing of the vaunted victor over apartheid.
Blog of the Day
From Illinois Review: "The Illinois Conservatives started as just a Facebook group in 2008, founded by then-18-year-old Zach Oltmanns, to act as a forum for conservatives across the state to discuss various races and policies. Five years later, the Facebook group still exists and operates with the same function, but it has ballooned in membership to more than 3,000. The group’s leadership team also endorsed numerous candidates in the 2010 and 2012 election cycles, with Oltmanns and others lending a hand to candidates and speaking on behalf of the group at events around the state. Now, the group that started online with heavy youth involvement, is taking another, major step forward. The Illinois Conservatives group announced Monday it is becoming a state PAC, effective immediately, in order to better help conservative candidates in statewide races with grassroots support. "
Video of the Day
The 1962 Department of Defense film narrated by Jack Webb that was featured in some of the "Easter Eggs" (soundbites played during commercial breaks) in The Teri O'Brien Show, 12/8/13. It shows what happens to a typical American town after apathetic citizens allow a commie takeover.