The Reverend Al, on the source of his pain and anger…
Interestingly enough the source was not race based.
Think I had a discussion with a certain verbose black conservative a few days ago about walking the walk – instead of constantly suffering from diarrhea of the mouth. The fundamental difference between progressives and conservatives isn’t in “giving” – one can argue that some conservatives certainly stand up when it’s time to write a check for a good cause…
It’s in doing.
On Monday, September 20, Oprah Winfrey announced six surprise Oprah’s Angel Network grants to high-performing U.S. charter school programs on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The grants from the public charity were announced during the show, which featured the gripping new documentary,Waiting For “Superman”, as well as a candid discussion about why some of America’s public schools are failing and the potential movement to revolutionize them.
“I value nothing more in the world than education. It is the reason why I can stand here today. It is an open door to freedom. And we wanted to be able to, on behalf of the viewers, give you something to go back to your schools and make life better for the children in your schools,” Winfrey said as she handed the representatives from each of the six designated charter school programs an Angel Network check for $1 million.
The grants were distributed to the following charter school programs:
- Aspire Public Schools (California)
- Denver School of Science & Technology (Colorado)
- LEARN Charter School Network (Chicago, Illinois)
- Mastery Charter Schools (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
- Sci Academy / New Orleans Charter Science and Math Academy (Louisiana)
- YES Prep Public Schools (Houston, Texas)
These charitable donations will support and enhance operations for these successful charter school programs. The six groundbreaking programs are leaders in providing quality public education.
Winfrey then acknowledged the home viewing audience, “I’ve been honored to have your trust over the years and I have kept my promise to spend your money on projects and programs that I deeply believe—that you believe also—can make a difference???I’m so proud of what we’ve all accomplished together.”
Oprah’s Angel Network has funded more than 200 grants and projects in more than 30 countries around the world in order to improve access to education, protect basic rights, create communities of support and develop leaders of tomorrow. The Angel Network was born from The Oprah Winfrey Show and its viewers’ desire to make a difference in the lives of others. As the funding part of the charity has drawn to a close, the spirit of the Angel Network will live on through the stories on its website. To learn more about the history of Oprah’s Angel Network, visitOprahsangelnetwork.org.
Rush Limbaugh has taken on his most powerful opponent yet. No, not the president: Oprah. Limbaugh went on a reverse-racism rant on his Tuesday show, declaring that both Oprah and President Obama were only successful because they were black. “Somebody asked me over the weekend, why does somebody earn a lot of money? Because she’s black. It was Oprah,” Rush said. “There’s a lot of guilt out there, show we’re not racists, we’ll make this person wealthy and big and famous.”
Likewise, in Limbaugh’s mind, Obama wouldn’t have been elected if not for his race. “If Obama weren’t black, he’d be a tour guide in Honolulu or he’d be teaching Saul Alinsky constitutional law.” You can read the full transcript here.
Seems that PETA has a new ad running which features 4 of the best known women in America (well – at least 2)…
Hat Tip – Daily FLOTUS
PETA, the animal rights group, is featuring Michelle Obama in an ad with Oprah Winfrey, Carrie Underwood and Tyra Banks without the first lady’s permission. PETA’s position is that it is honoring her — and the other stars — for not wearing fur.
The banners, posted at the Dupont Circle and Friendship Heights subway stations in Washington, are headlined “Fur-Free and Fabulous!” There are also two vans driving around Washington with a similar message, and serving hot soy cocoa.
Stephens has said Mrs. Obama does not wear fur.
PETA President Ingrid Newkirk told Politics Daily on Wednesday that using Mrs. Obama’s image is “fair game” because the organization is “reporting a fact . . . that she is fur-free” — as any news organization would.
“So we are reporting that she is fur-free, which is a fact and our opinion is that makes her pretty fabulous.”
The East Wing, she said, “could never give their permission for something like that. It is a compliment to her. We are honoring her, by making her a prime figure with women who have sworn off fur.”
The ad campaign will remain up as long as it is cold; that should be awhile.
Here are the soundbyte versions of this -
The entire interview is much more involved, and goes through various stages of Tyson’s life, including his metamorphosis. Unfortunately, this clip was the only one I could find which wasn’t obviously pirated off the air…