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The White House Correspondents’ Dinner has been an annual event since 1921 when the press corp
rubs elbows with the Administration in a social, cocktail fueled supper. Some serious journalists, like New York Timescolumnist Frank Rich have refused to go to the dinner as it “illustrates how easily a propaganda-driven White House can enlist the Washington news media in its shows.”
glamour as the guest list has grown to be “more Hollywood”. The event has evolved from a humble one night affair into a week long celebration by celebutards, power players and the press.
Patrick Gavin has labeled the White House Correspondents’ Dinner as a Nerd Prom since this was a replacement prom for those who not have been the cool kids in high school.
Some of Strong’s ziggers were sharp, but her delivery was weak. Her stand-up did not pack a strong punch (sic). It might have hurt that she kept looking down to read her one liners, which accented her exaggerated fake eyelashes. It seems that she could not get use of TOTUS (Teleprompter of the United States).
|[L] Kevin Durant embraces his Mama at NBA MVP (photo: AP/Susan Ogroki)|
Durant personally recognized all of his teammates in his MVP speech, which recognizes that he could not achieve without the help of others. But Durant reserved the highest praise for his mother, who he called the “real MVP”. Wanda Pratt, a.k.a. @MamaDurant , expected to be mentioned in her son’s speech but had no idea about the magnitude of the recognition.
This tribute has struck a chord with the public at large a demonstration of humility, an example that single-mothers can make a difference. The NBA even made a commercial with selected snippets of Durant’s speech
However, on the second Sunday in May, it is an especially appropriate tribute to mothers.
Seeing Deeper builds upon and visibly brings to life many facets of the Cathedral’s core mission. By juxtaposing the spiritual and the artistic, practice and hearing, silence and song, the Cathedral opens the doors of this landmark and national treasure to be experienced in new ways while fulfilling our calling to be a spiritual home for the nation. As a place known for its art and iconography and its setting for musical performance, this week of introspection, reflection, and transcendence transforms the Cathedral’s living stones for thousands of worshipers, concert-goers, pilgrims, and visitors.
practice tai chi in open nave.”
argument. But if I say, ‘Let’s all pray together and experience the
divine together in our own way,’ people can enter that in a much more
creative and less-judgmental way.” That is pretty weak tea for proclaiming the Gospel . However joking about playing with paper airplanes or skateboarding down the nave truly impeaches Hall’s reverence and piety towards a sacred space of which he is rector.
|2014 Beltway Blizzard informal snow measure|
Weather reporters warn that an afternoon snowfall may add several more inches of the fluffy white stuff. But it may end up as freezing rain, which would strain above ground power lines and make driving even more hazardous.
|2009 Snowsaumi satire|
This is the first major snowstorms in the Nation’s Capital since the winter of 2009-2010 when the city was walloped with the Snowtsaumi of 16″ (on a fall day no less), Snowpocalypse in January with 28″ and Snowmaggeddon of 20.5″ in February.
So far, the 2014 snowstorm has not seemed as severe– however this Beltway Blizzard has still claimed some casualties. In trying to clear the wet heavy snow, two shovels snapped. It is a good thing that there is still a spare.
It may be impossible to buy, beg or steal another one in the near future. But then again there is so much to typical shovel in DC, what else is new?
The Federal and District governments were closed today. If history holds any sway, the gears of government should be closed through Tuesday, including the observance of George Washington’s Birthday (often mistakenly called “Presidents’ Day”), though some may still supposedly “telecommute”.
One thing that is different from prior big snowstorms is that secondary streets were plowed half a day after the blizzard started. Is it any coincidence that there is a Democrat Mayoral Primary in Washington D.C. on April 1st?
|Capitol Police in protective mode after shooting near the US Capitol|
In the few days in which the Federal government has been shut down without a Budget or a Continuing Resolution, there has been a lot of verbal sniping among lawmakers and the President. But when there was an emergency which threatened both the White House and the Congress, law enforcement kicked into action.