Daily Archives: January 6, 2009

Today in History for Tuesday, January 6th

Joan of Arc is born; Samuel Morse demonstrates the telegraph to the public; Commercial airplane completes first round-the-world flight; Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked; Dizzy Gillespie and Rudolf Nureyev die.

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Today in History for Tuesday, January 6th

Joan of Arc is born; Samuel Morse demonstrates the telegraph to the public; Commercial airplane completes first round-the-world flight; Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked; Dizzy Gillespie and Rudolf Nureyev die.

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Florida, Oklahoma Prepare for BCS Championship Preview

In advance of Thursday’s BCS Championship game, the talk surrounding the teams centers on two explosive offenses. AP reporter Jason Bronis sizes up the threats from the Gators and Sooners.

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Florida, Oklahoma Prepare for BCS Championship Preview

In advance of Thursday’s BCS Championship game, the talk surrounding the teams centers on two explosive offenses. AP reporter Jason Bronis sizes up the threats from the Gators and Sooners.

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Filed under Associated Press, BCS Championship, Bob Stoops, Florida Gators, Oklahoma Sooners, Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow, Urban Meyer

Who Wants Their Piece Of Obamabillia

Honestly, I have just about had enough of the selling of Obama memorabilia. 

From tote bags to champagne flutes to your very own pair of Obama cuff links, you too can own a piece of historic Obamabillia! It is constantly being hawked on every T.V. channel I happen to turn on these days. At what point I ask you does this become tasteless?
Who really needs an $130.00 #44 Obama basketball jersey on it or a cheap $50 cuff link and tie bar gift set anyway? I mean really,who wears cuff links?
But, if you really need a piece of history or think that this stuff will be priceless decades from now the go ahead and shop until you drop:     

The official Presidential Inaugural Store is now open.

In just 16 days, Barack Obama and Joe Biden will be sworn in as President and Vice President of the United States, opening a new chapter in our shared story.

You can own an enduring piece of American history by visiting the official Inaugural Store today.

The Inaugural Store is the only place where you’ll find the official merchandise of the Presidential Inaugural Committee – everything from apparel and artwork to glassware emblazoned with the Inaugural seal.

All items are limited edition and available only while supplies last.

Don’t miss this chance to capture a piece of history.

Visit the Official Inaugural store today:

www.pic2009.org/picstore

Sincerely,

The Presidential Inaugural Committee

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Filed under Barack Obama, cuff links, First Black President, gift sets, historic event, inaugration gear, Joe Biden, merchandise, Obamabilia, President-Elect, Presidential Inaugural Committee

Who Wants Their Piece Of Obamabillia

Honestly, I have just about had enough of the selling of Obama memorabilia. 

From tote bags to champagne flutes to your very own pair of Obama cuff links, you too can own a piece of historic Obamabillia! It is constantly being hawked on every T.V. channel I happen to turn on these days. At what point I ask you does this become tasteless?
Who really needs an $130.00 #44 Obama basketball jersey on it or a cheap $50 cuff link and tie bar gift set anyway? I mean really,who wears cuff links?
But, if you really need a piece of history or think that this stuff will be priceless decades from now the go ahead and shop until you drop:     

The official Presidential Inaugural Store is now open.

In just 16 days, Barack Obama and Joe Biden will be sworn in as President and Vice President of the United States, opening a new chapter in our shared story.

You can own an enduring piece of American history by visiting the official Inaugural Store today.

The Inaugural Store is the only place where you’ll find the official merchandise of the Presidential Inaugural Committee – everything from apparel and artwork to glassware emblazoned with the Inaugural seal.

All items are limited edition and available only while supplies last.

Don’t miss this chance to capture a piece of history.

Visit the Official Inaugural store today:

www.pic2009.org/picstore

Sincerely,

The Presidential Inaugural Committee

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AS 111th CONGRESS BEGINS, SEN. MENENDEZ SAYS STIMULUS IS PRESSING NEED FOR LOCAL, NATIONAL ECONOMY


Press Release of Senator Menendez

Monday, January 5, 2009

WASHINGTON – Before heading to Washington for this week’s beginning of the 111th Congress, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) spoke today about the pressing need for the passage of an effective economic stimulus package to address the economic recession that has caused more than 34,000 jobs losses in New Jersey through the first 11 months of 2008. Appearing with Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy, Hudson County Executive Thomas DeGise and local labor union leaders, Senator Menendez said that federal funding for critical infrastructure, construction and energy projects as well as a middle class tax cut is the type of effective stimulus package that is needed. The group spoke standing next to the Pulaski Skyway, a 76 year-old bridge that is need of significant reinforcement and restoration and could benefit from a stimulus package.

“As we get to business in Congress, we do so with the full understanding that, above everything else, the economic crisis is hitting people hard, here in New Jersey, across the country and the world,” said Senator Menendez. “This crisis is taking away people’s jobs, their homes and their life savings. So addressing the economy is not just our first order of business – it’s our first, second and third orders of business.”

Senator Menendez continued: “We are working to craft and quickly pass an economic stimulus bill that invests money in the most effective way possible – with ‘effective’ being the key word. We’re not talking about spending money just for the sake of it to create the appearance that we’re taking action. What we’re talking about is smart investment in the types of local projects and programs that actually create jobs, fuel our economy and help create the conditions necessary for a turnaround.”

Senator Menendez went on to say that the types of projects would be effective as part of a stimulus should fit three criteria:

• Spur job creation
• Address a critical need for the community
• Are ready to be started quickly

Among the projects Senator Menendez mentioned as possible ways to effectively stimulate the economy were:

• Critical infrastructure projects, such as restoration of the Pulaski Skyway and scores of other road, bridge and bypass restoration and construction
• Mass transit projects, including the establishment of a stream of funding for the ARC tunnel across the Hudson
• School construction and restoration
• Energy projects, such as funding for Senator Menendez’s Energy Efficiency Block Grants program to help municipalities conserve energy and funding to help residents weatherize their houses and cut down energy bills

Senator Menendez also expressed hope that the middle-class tax cuts touted by President-elect Barack Obama on the campaign trail will be included in the stimulus package. President-elect Obama has made signing an effective economic stimulus package his top priority for the beginning of his presidency in order to address the recession immediately. Congressional leadership is working to craft and vote on a stimulus package in the next few weeks.

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