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First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden at World Series

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Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, Yogi Berra and Capt. Tony Odierno

There are two additions to the lineup for tonight’s opening game of the World Series at Yankees Stadium: Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden.

The first wives will participate in ceremonies honoring Welcome Back Veterans, accompanied by Yankees legend Yogi Berra, and West Point graduate and Iraq War veteran Tony Odierno.

Odierno, who lost his left arm in the Iraq War, is an operations employee at Yankees Stadium. Berra served in the Navy during World War II.

world-series-live-stream-schedule2009We are looking forward to welcoming the First Lady and Dr. Biden to Yankee Stadium and Game One of the 2009 World Series,” said Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, “We hope their presence at both the game and the hospital visit will be an inspiration to the veterans, who proudly served our country.”

Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden, along with several members of the Yankees, will visit patients at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx.

Long before their husbands became President and Vice President, the two women have made veterans and military families a central priority. Mrs. Obama has visited Fort Bragg to talk to military families twice since the President took office. Dr. Biden is a Blue Star Mom – the Vice President’s son Beau Biden recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Tonight’s game in New York highlighted the work of welcomebackveterans.org, an organization that has awarded $5.8 million in grants to non-profit agencies across the country targeting veterans’ greatest needs, including mental health and job training/placement.

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Michelle Obama and Jill Biden Support Our Veterans

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden express their support for our returning heroes, and ask all Americans to get involved.

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Rio de Janeiro Wins 2016 Olympics Vote + Conservatives Revel In Obama’s Olympic Bid Failure

Party Time in Rio

Party Time in Rio

Rio wins 2016 Olympic Games in landslide over Madrid

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as predictable as the sun rising in the east….
**44-Update** “Conservatives Revel In Obama’s Failure”

conservatives-olympics-1002-cropped-proto-custom_1Just minutes after the news broke, RedState’s Erick Erickson took glee in Chicago – and, by extension, Obama’s – rejection.
“Hahahahaha,” he wrote. “I thought the world would love us more now that Bush was gone. I thought if we whored ourselves out to our enemies, great things would happen. Apparently not. So Obama’s pimped us to every two bit thug and dictator in the world, made promises to half the Olympic committee, and they did not even kiss him.”
Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, meanwhile, wrote that the news effectively ended the Obama campaign motto of “Yes We Can” by dawning in a new slogan: “No, You Can’t.”
“This is a big win and a massive relief for taxpayers,” she wrote. “But Chicago cronies are not going to take this well. Gird your loins.”
The National Review Online called the episode an “embarrassment for Obama,” before adding the predictable conservative ribbing: “If he can’t work his personal magic with the Olympians, why does he expect it to work with the Iranians?”
The Drudge Report — topping them all — blared the headline: “THE EGO HAS LANDED
WORLD REJECTS OBAMA: CHICAGO OUT IN FIRST ROUND.”

more @: HuffPost

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**44-Update**
COPENHAGEN DENMARK–

Shock in CHI-Town

Shock in CHI-Town

The City of Chicago was dropped from consideration on the first ballot by the Olympic organizing committee… full story here

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Bachmann Refuses To Answer Question About Dead Census Worker

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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) really didn’t want to answer a reporters question this weekend at the conservative How to Take Back America Conference in St. Louis. When asked about the brutal death of cancer survivor. part-time teacher and Census worker Bill Sparkman, Bachman refused to comment.

Sparkman was found on 9/12 in rural Kentucky tied to a tree. His ducktaped body was nude, except for his socks, and the words ‘FED’ were written across his chest with a felt tip marker. His Census badge was taped to the neck and upper chest area of his body. The FBI has been investigating whether the killing was related to his job as a Census worker. Killing a federal worker on the job or because of the job is a felony.

In the past, Bachmann claimed that filling out the Census would be the first steps to being put in an internment camp by the Obama administration. She even went as far as saying that she would not fill out her own census form. She has seemed to back off of that one, since that is obviously illegal.

According to David Weigel. reporter for the conservative newspaper, The Washington Independent :

After the speech, Bachmann had only a few minutes to sign autographs and collect a stack of CDs and books from fans who’d followed her into the lobby. I caught up to her as she headed outside and asked if she had any response to the murder of a Kentucky census worker, having noticed that the Census, a constant target for Bachmann, did not figure into her speech. Bachmann recoiled a little at the question and turned to enter her limo.

“Thank you so much!” she said.

You can find our previous diary about Sparkman’s death here

Bill Sparkman Was a 51-Year-Old Single Father Pursuing Teaching Degree

Bill Sparkman Was a 51-Year-Old Single Father Pursuing Teaching Degree

***Special Note: To anyone who would like to make a wild-eyed comment stating that I am blaming this poor man’s death on Michele Bachmann. Please just stop and read what is written. I am only reporting what she has said in the past about the Census, and that she was asked the question by a conservative reporter, and that she refused to answer. That’s it, period. Full stop.

As I have stated many times, until the FBI and local authorities make a final decision about the cause and motive of his death, its all speculation.

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