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Diplomacy Returns to our Arsenal January 23, 2009

Posted by judylobo in Blogroll, Photography, Politics, Videos.
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loborantsDay Two for President Obama was another full day. Lots to undo. The promise to close Guantanamo within one year is big. Introducing the State Department to Hillary Clinton was joyful. She was treated as a liberator to that much oppressed group. George Mitchell and Hal Holbrooke have their respective work cut out for them in Gaza, Israel and Afghanistan, Pakistan. Yesterday also saw more confirmations including, Rice (UN), Jackson (EPA), Sutley (Enviro Quality), Donovan (HUD), Schapiro (SEC), LaHood (Transportation).
Want to make an Obamicon image in the style inspired by Shepard Fairey’s iconic poster like the LoboRants on the left? Have some fun with this site.

We don’t torture. Doesn’t that sound good to you?

–  Who? Gov. David A. Paterson has selected Representative moderate, pro-gun, Kirsten Gillibrand, a 42-year-old congresswoman from upstate New York who is known for bold political moves and centrist policy positions, to fill the United States Senate seat vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton. Stay tuned. Here is her official bio.

–  Dick Cheney is grumbling that Bush did not pardon Scooter Libby. That makes me smile.

–  File this under huh?: Former French President Jacques Chirac was rushed to a hospital after being bitten by his white Maltese poodle, Sumo. Sumo has been under care for clinical depression, including treatment with anti-depressants.

–  Thought you might like to look at this panorama picture take by AP Photographer Susan Walsh and put together by an AP editor in NYC.  Susan was up behind the podium.

–  On January 22, 1973, 36 years ago yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of Roe v. Wade, establishing the legal right to abortion for women in America.

–  January 22 in 100 seconds from Talking Points memo:

Finally for a Friday finish to a glorious week. My friend and longtime Lobo Rant reader, Erica and her husband Kirk were lucky to get two fabulous tickets tot he inauguration. They sent me a few of their location shots and I put it into a montage for you to enjoy as well.




1. coffee - January 23, 2009

Obama is smart on so many levels for ordering the closure of Guantanamo. It has been a long time coming

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