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Barack’s House Welcomes NBA Champs The Miami Heat: Next Year The Bulls!!


By Jueseppi B.

 

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Tweets about the Miami Heat visit to the White House……

 

 

RT @MiamiHEAT And we are@whitehouse bound! Stay tuned!#HEATatWhiteHouse // Watch live at 1:40 ET: http://t.co/u95tzH8r

 

 

Today at 1:40 ET: President Obama welcomes @KingJames,@DwyaneWade & the NBA Champion @MiamiHEAT to the WH. Watch live:http://t.co/u95tzH8r

 

 

 

President Obama Welcomes the 2012 NBA Champion Miami Heat

 

Published on Jan 28, 2013

President Obama congratulates the Miami Heat on the team’s 2012 NBA championship and recognizes the Heat’s ongoing support to the men and women who serve in our military and their families. January 28, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

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January 28, 2013

Remarks by the President in Welcoming the Miami Heat

 

 

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
January 28, 2013

Remarks by the President in Welcoming the Miami Heat

East Room

 

1:44 P.M. EST

 

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Everybody please have a seat.  Well, today I am honored to welcome a little up-and-coming basketball team — (laughter) — to the White House called the world champion Miami Heat.  (Applause.)

 

 

Now, for many of teams that come here, this is a lot of cameras in one place.  It’s a little overwhelming.  (Laughter.)  But for the Heat, this is what practice looks like.  (Laughter.)  This is normal.  I know this is the first trip for some of these players, but a few of them were here a couple of years ago for a pickup game on my birthday.

 

 

Now, I’m not trying to take all the credit, Coach, but I think that it’s clear that going up against me prepared them to take on Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.  (Laughter.)  It sharpened their skills.  It gave them the competitive edge that they needed.  And I think part of the reason they came back today is they want another shot at the old guy.  (Laughter.)

 

 

But first, I have to congratulate the Heat on their well-earned title.  This team traveled a long road to get to where they are.  In 2011, the Heat got all the way to the finals only to come up short.  But when you fall, the real test is whether you can ignore the naysayers, pick yourself up and come back stronger.  And that’s true in basketball, but it’s also true in life.  That’s exactly what these guys did.

 

 

Instead of getting down, they got better.  Dwayne Wade worked on his core.  LeBron learned some post moves from Hakeem.  Shane Battier came on board.  They became a more complete team.  They got to know each other better and trust each other more.  And they became more fun to watch.

 

 

In Game Four against the Thunder last year, we saw LeBron carried off the floor with cramps, only to come back a few minutes later and hit a dagger of a three-pointer to put the Heat ahead.  During Game Six, we saw him pull off one of the greatest performances in basketball playoff history, dropping 45 points — and he had a scary look in his eye.  (Laughter.)

 

 

We saw Dwayne Wade, the heart and soul of this team,  continue to do whatever it takes to win, including leading the team in blocks.  And at the post-game press conferences, he dressed well enough to land himself in GQ magazine.  (Laughter.)  Show them your kicks here, Dwayne.  (Laughter.)  If any of you can pull this off — (laughter) — other than Dwayne Wade, let me know.  We saw Chris Bosh get injured, but get healthy right at the perfect time and do outstanding work throughout the rest of the playoffs.

 

 

And it wasn’t just the Big Three.  Mike Miller could barely walk.  Mike, you look better now.  (Laughter.)  You looked broke down last year — (laughter) — but still hit seven three-pointers in the final game.  I don’t know how he did it because he could not walk.  He looked like an old man.  Mario Chalmers earned himself a nickname from Dwayne Wade that I’m not allowed to repeat.  (Laughter.)  But he did a great job.

 

 

Shane Battier, as always, played impeccable defense, hit big threes.  Juwan Howard — “Grandpa” — became the first member of the Fab Five to win a ring.  And Coach continually set the tone and kept these guys motivated the entire way.

 

 

So that team mentality — with everybody doing their part — is what finally put the Heat over the top.  And it’s especially impressive when you think about everything they’ve had to deal with over the last few years.  This team inspired a lot of passions on both sides.  And I’m just talking about their dance moves.  (Laughter.)  We saw that video, LeBron.  (Laughter.)

 

 

But even though I’m a little disappointed that the Bulls didn’t make it, I do want to congratulate the Heat for a well-earned championship.  LeBron said, “It’s about damn time.”  And I want to thank them for taking the time this afternoon to spend with wounded warriors at Walter Reed, because you guys are heroes to them but they are heroes to all of us.

 

 

And let me just say one last thing about these guys, and I mentioned this as we were coming in.  There’s a lot of focus on what happens on the court, but what’s also important is what happens off the court.  And I don’t know all these guys, but I do know LeBron and Dwayne and Chris.  And one of the things I’m proudest of is that they take their roles as fathers seriously.  And for all the young men out there who are looking up to them all the time, for them to see somebody who cares about their kids and is there for them day in and day out, that’s a good message to send.  It’s a positive message to send, and we’re very proud of them for that.  (Applause.)

 

 

So congratulations, again, to the Miami Heat.  And now we are going to take a picture that makes me look very short.  (Laughter.)  I’m accustomed to it, but first I’m going to ask Coach to say a few words.  (Applause.)

 

 

COACH SPOELSTRA:  Well, on behalf of Micky Arison, Pat Riley, the entire Miami Heat organization, and our families, we want to thank you for your hospitality today to be in the White House and also to be inspired by the great men and women of the Walter Reed Hospital.  We are honored and truly, truly humbled to be here.

 

 

We actually hope that this team serves as an inspiration to the nation of what a group can do when you come together and sacrifice your egos for a greater goal; to come together with a real hard-hat work ethic, and to be able to persevere through adversity and a whole heck of a lot of criticism — (laughter) — and still be able to accomplish the ultimate dream.

 

 

THE PRESIDENT:  Fantastic.  Thank you so much.  (Applause.)

 
MR. JAMES:  Am I supposed to say something?

 

 

THE PRESIDENT:  You can if you want.  It’s your world, man.  (Laughter.)

 

 

MR. JAMES:  On behalf of myself and my teammates, we just want to thank you — to piggyback what Spo said — for the hospitality, for allowing us to be, I mean, in the White House.  I mean, we’re in the White House.  (Laughter.)  And Coach said — and the Prez said this real casual.  So I mean, we’re kids from Chicago and Dallas, Texas and Michigan and Ohio and South Dakota — (laughter) — Miami.  And we’re in the White House right now.  This is like, hey, mama, I made it.  (Laughter and applause.)

 

 

MR. WADE:  All I’ve got to say is we’ve got a 10-day contract left?

 

 

THE PRESIDENT:  Yes.

 

 

MR. WADE:  Pick my man up.  (Laughter.)

 

 

THE PRESIDENT:  You guys could use a shooter.  (Laughter.)

 

 

MR. WADE:  My point guard.  (Laughter.)

 

 

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  (Applause.)

 

 

END
1:52 P.M. EST

 

 

 

 

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President Barack Obama stands with LeBron James, fifth from left, Dwayne Wade, third left, and coach Erik Spoelstra, right, as he honors the NBA champions Miami Heat basketball team in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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President Barack Obama shakes hand with Miami Heat guard Ray Allen as he welcomes the NBA basketball champion Miami Heat to the East Room of the White House, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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President Barack Obama stands with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, coach Erik Spoelstra, and others, as he honors the NBA champions Miami Heat basketball team in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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Dwyane Wade, center, shakes hands with President Barack Obama as he honors the NBA champions Miami Heat basketball team in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. LeBron James is seen rear left. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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President Barack Obama is flanked by Miami Heat forward LeBron James, left, and coach Erik Spoelstra, right, as he welcomes the NBA basketball champion Miami Heat, to the East Room of the White House, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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President Barack Obama accepts a signed basketball from Miami Heat forward LeBron James as he welcomes the the NBA basketball champion Miami Heat, to the East Room of the White House, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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LeBron James speaks after presenting President Barack Obama with a basketball signed by the NBA champions Miami Heat basketball team in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

 

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Early Iowa Voting Starts In Eight Days


 

By Jueseppi B.

 

 

 

 

Gabrielle Union – Sign up to Vote Early in Iowa – OFA Iowa

 

Published on Sep 19, 2012 by 

Let’s go win this thing: http://OFA.BO/rsc6YP

Gabrielle Union shares why she supports President Obama and ways you can get involved to make sure he’s re-elected this November. Early voting in Iowa starts September 27th.

 

 

 

 

 

Kal Penn at OFA North Carolina: Volunteer and Register to Vote

 

Published on Sep 18, 2012 by 

Get involved in North Carolina: http://OFA.BO/7tD7wK

Kal Penn shares his experiences speaking at youth events in North Carolina and the importance of registering to vote.

As Kal shares:

“A state like North Carolina has a huge opportunity because it’s a battleground state. So between now and November the stakes are really huge. If you remember in 2008 the state was decided by only 14,000 votes. Now obviously if you go to a college campus or community center you’ll find way more than 14,000 young people.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Week of Action – OFA Virginia

 

Published on Sep 19, 2012 by 

Get involved in Virginia: http://OFA.BO/gDn9eE

Women from across the state of Virginia came together to take action in support of President Obama and his policies affecting women and their communities.

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to contact the Obama for America campaign, please visit:

 

www.barackobama.com/contact-us.

 

 

 

At www.barackobama.com/contact-us you can:

 
· Write to us with a question, comment, or feedback.
· Let us know if you have an issue with a donation.
· Let us know if you have any technical difficulties with our website.

 

 

You can also reach us by calling (312) 698-3670.

 

If you’re interested in volunteering, please visit:www.barackobama.com/volunteer.

 

If you are writing regarding an issue with your 2012 Merchandise, please call 1-800-556-5975.

 

For the most up to date information about the campaign, please bookmark http://www.barackobama.com.

 

Thank you,
Obama for America

 

 

 

If we ever needed to vote & vote DEMOCRATIC, we sure do need to vote DEMOCRATIC now. For us (Black America) the right to vote is not just a Constitutional matter but a right borne out of struggle, out of sacrifice and in some cases out of death. Think for a moment where we are in time and you will understand why: ”If we never ever needed to vote DEMOCRATIC, we sure do need to vote DEMOCRATIC NOW!!”

 

 

 

 

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The ProofReader: Steve Harvey’s “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment”


By Jueseppi B.

 

 

Now that is a loooooooong ass book title ain’t it?

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment by Steve Harvey.

 

Publication Date: January 27, 2009

Steve Harvey, the host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show, can’t count the number of impressive women he’s met over the years, whether it’s through the “Strawberry Letters” segment of his program or while on tour for his comedy shows. These are women who can run a small business, keep a household with three kids in tiptop shape, and chair a church group all at the same time. Yet when it comes to relationships, they can’t figure out what makes men tick. Why? According to Steve it’s because they’re asking other women for advice when no one but another man can tell them how to find and keep a man. In Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve lets women inside the mindset of a man and sheds lights on concepts and questions such as:

—The Ninety Day Rule: Ford requires it of its employees. Should you require it of your man?

—How to spot a mama’s boy and what if anything you can do about it.

—When to introduce the kids. And what to read into the first interaction between your date and your kids.

—The five questions every woman should ask a man to determine how serious he is.

— And more…

Sometimes funny, sometimes direct, but always truthful, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is a book you must read if you want to understand how men think when it comes to relationships.

 

As a popular comedian, radio host and red-blooded male, Harvey doesn’t have the bona fides typical to most women’s relationship self-help, but he still manages a thorough, witty guide to the modern man. Harvey undertakes the tast because “Women are clueless about men,” because “Men get away with a whole lot of stuff” and because he has “some valuable information to change all of that.”

 

Harvey makes a game effort, taking a bold but familiar men-are-dogs approach: if you’re “cutting back” on sex, “he will have another woman lined up and waiting to give him what he needs and wants–the cookie.” Several chapters later, however, he introduces the “ninety-day rule,” asserting that, actually, he won’t always have another woman lined up–and the only way to makes sure is a three-month vetting period.

 

Harvey also tackles mama’s boys, “independent–and lonely–women,” and the matter of children in the dating world (“If he’s meeting the kids after you decide he’s the one, it’s too late”). Feminists and the easily offended probably won’t take to Harvey’s blanket statements and blunt advice, but Harvey’s fans and those in need of tough (but ticklish) love advice should check it out (especially the hysterical last-chapter Q&A).

 

The central premise of Steve Harvey’s book is that women are not setting stringent enough standards in their romantic dealings with men. As such, he posits, they are giving away their social power and selling themselves short on their dating/mating goals.

Steve is partially correct, but he misses the central point. It is true that women do tend to settle for less than they truly want when dating, but the damage they’re doing to themselves is not ultimately a result of letting men get away with murder, so to speak. Rather, the problem originates from the fact that women are choosing the wrong men.

 

Decent men don’t look for any opportunity to take advantage of women. They don’t take that mile when given the proverbial inch. The men who do are the players, chiselers and con artists, the kinds of men who may look good in the store window but fall totally apart when you get them home from the mall.

‘Act Like a Lady’ ultimately is a rehashing of the familiar ‘men are incorrigible dogs’ theory of gender. It’s a tired story that I’d hope we had moved past, but here it is again in a new package. Yes, men like sex. Yes, men like to look around. But decent men are able to control their urges, especially when they know that not doing so will cause great pain to those around them. Steve’s theory doesn’t stand up to real life, where if you spend any time, you quickly realize that uniqueness is a defining human personality trait.

Most women do have high standards–that is, until they run into a man who knows all the right things to say to circumvent their defenses. A woman can absolutely KNOW that she’s worth all the trouble, but she’ll totally drop her guard when a skilled player comes along saying all the right things. He’s selling something she didn’t even consciously realize that she wanted, and in the end she’s a sucker for it. Some guys get very good at this because they practice deception from an early age with girls. It’s up to women to see these men for who they are and to look the other way when they pour on the insincere charm.

Women need to realize that the adage ‘all that glitters is not gold’ applies to men as well as minerals.

 

This book has also been made into a feature film set to be released on April 20th, 2012.
Movie title is “Think Like A Man”.

 

 

Plot Summary: Based on Steve Harvey’s best-selling book, “Think Like a Man” follows four interconnected and diverse men whose love lives are shaken up after the ladies they are pursuing buy Harvey’s book and start taking his advice to heart. When the band of brothers realize they have been betrayed by one of their own, they conspire using the book’s insider information to turn the tables and teach the women a lesson of their own. The movie is directed by Tim Story and written by Keith Merryman & David A. Newman.

 

 

Release Date: April 20, 2012
Studio: Screen Gems (Sony)
Director: Tim Story
Screenwriter: Keith Merryman, David A. Newman
Starring: Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence J, Jenifer Lewis, Romany Malco, Gary Owen, Gabrielle Union
Genre: Comedy, Romance

 

In The Balcony: Tyler Perry’s “Good Deeds”


By Jueseppi B.

Tyler Perry‘s new movie Good Deeds is set for release on February 24th 2012.

A successful, wealthy businessman, Wesley Deeds (Tyler Perry) has always done what’s expected of him, whether it’s assuming the helm of his father’s company, tolerating his brother’s misbehavior at the office or planning to marry his beautiful but restless fiancée, Natalie (Gabrielle Union). But Wesley is jolted out of his predictable routine when he meets Lindsey (Thandie Newton), a down-on-her-luck single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.

When he offers to help her get back on her feet, the chance encounter with someone so far outside his usual circle ignites something in Wesley. This one good deed may finally spark his courage to exchange the life that’s expected of him for the life he’s always really wanted.

A moving, uplifting drama about coincidence, courage, and the defining choices we make on our paths to happiness, TYLER PERRY’S GOOD DEEDS is written, produced and directed by Tyler Perry, and stars Perry, Thandie Newton, Brian White, Rebecca Romijn, Jamie Kennedy, Eddie Cibrian, Jordenn Thompson, Beverly Johnson, with Phylicia Rashad, and Gabrielle Union.

Cast

Tyler Perry…………….Wesley Deeds
Thandie Newton……..Lindsey Wakefield
Brian White……………Walt Deeds
Rebecca Romijn………Heidi
Jamie Kennedy……….Mark Freeze
Eddie Cibrian………….John
Jordenn Thompson…Ariel
Phylicia Rashad………Wilimena
Gabrielle Union………Natalie

Crew

Tyler Perry…………..Writer, Producer, Director
Ozzie Areu…………..Producer
Joseph P. Genier….Executive Producer

Opening February 24th at a theater near you….go see Tyler Perry and a stellar cast. And don’t forget to let me know what you think!!

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