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You have to admit…

Even if you didn’t vote for President Obama, or if you don’t support Hillary, you have to admit

Via Society6 and JasonWYates

The lack of diversity among American presidents is appalling.

There has never been a President of Italian descent, or a President who publicly identified as gay or transgender. We have never had a Jewish President, a female President, a Native American President or an Asian-American President. Every single President has been Christian and just one has been Catholic.

My friend Cherylanne‘s seven year old was stunned to realize that every single American President has been male.

How can we responsibly continue to allow such a narrow segment of the American population to represent all of us?

We can’t.

Instead we have to believe that different perspectives are good for the nation. We have to trust that diversity and inclusion will take us in a positive direction. And obviously, we have to vote.

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Hometown Pride

Mr. Joyce was one of my favorite and best teachers in high school. I’m so glad to hear he hasn’t slowed down at all since retiring.

Moosic cyclist to attend White House gathering

The 1,500 miles a 60-year-old Moosic man cycled on behalf of President Barack Obama helped win votes in November. It also earned the political volunteer and his wife an invitation to visit the White House next week.

From August until the November presidential election, Patrick Joyce, a retired Riverside teacher, rode his bike to many area communities – Stroudsburg, Hazleton, Lewisburg, State College, Williamsport, Harrisburg and Lancaster- in an effort to convince people to vote for the president.

During his bike rides, he’d struggle uphill, sometimes at inclines up to two miles long to arrive at his destinations. Along the way, he’d stop to register people to vote and then make 150 or so phone calls to registered voters. Some days he’d knock on doors.

For his unique way of supporting the president’s campaign, Mr. Joyce and his wife, Ann, will attend a holiday reception at the White House on Tuesday. While he has cycled to the nation’s capital, Mr. Joyce said he will drive for this trip.

“I don’t intend to put my wife on the handlebars,” he said.

Read the rest here.

Mr. Joyce

Wondering “what is the White House Correspondents’ Dinner?”

The 2011 WHCD (or “nerd prom” as it’s known colloquially) came soon after President Obama released his birth certificate. As a result, the liberal-heavy crowd went wild for his opening line “my fellow Americans.”

The video is long at just under 19 minutes, however it’s full of laughs and very much worth watching. The President gets in some jabs at Fox News but also pokes fun at himself.

In 2012, the host is Jimmy Kimmel who, I think, will be great. Continue reading