Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez railed against the West on Saturday, pledging to deepen their ties and stand together against the United States and world powers the two perceive as imperialistic.
How sad for President Obama,
remember when BHO & Hugo were BFF?
And remember Obama’s invitation to Iran to roast weenies on July 4th?
The United States said Monday its invitations were still standing for Iranian diplomats to attend July 4 celebrations at US embassies despite the crackdown on opposition supporters.
President Barack Obama’s administration said earlier this month it would invite Iran to US embassy barbecues for the national holiday for the first time since the two nations severed relations following the 1979 Islamic revolution.
“There’s no thought to rescinding the invitations to Iranian diplomats,” State Department spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters.
“We have made a strategic decision to engage on a number of fronts with Iran,” Kelly said. “We tried many years of isolation, and we’re pursuing a different path now.”
I mean darn it!! Poor President Obama cannot even try to talk to children in America without an uproar!
The Dallas Morning News reports on reactions in the Metroplex:
Dallas school officials won’t require students to watch the speech, and instead will allow teachers and principals to decide. The Highland Park school district did the same, saying, “We trust our faculty members to decide on appropriate instructional content.”
Richardson ISD said it would show the speech a day later to those students whose parents give permission, and that no class time would be spent discussing it.
Some area districts backtracked on earlier plans to show Tuesday’s speech in classrooms.
Allen school officials scratched plans to have some students view the speech live, saying they will record and review it, and then possibly replay it the following week in history and government classes. The Carrollton-Farmers Branch school district made a similar decision.
Mesquite ISD officials said they debated Wednesday whether to allow students to watch it live in some classes. But the district said Thursday that the speech will not be shown because it conflicts with some lunch periods.
Lovejoy ISD also decided Thursday not to show the speech, in part, because the district doesn’t have the bandwidth to support live Web video on WhiteHouse.gov
Well, at least the people that President Obama has surrounded himself with can help him out.
By Leonardo DiCaprio
When Van Jones was tapped to serve as special adviser on green jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality earlier this year, the appointment was heralded as a significant development for the green movement. And for good reason. A pioneer in fusing economic opportunity and social justice with environmentalism, Jones, 40, represents an important progression in our country’s perception and thus our approach to combatting global warming.
So, as we look towards another exciting Obama speech about the need for National Health Care – RIGHT NOW – we can look back at how great president Obama has been up to this point!!!!