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Bill Clinton, Chicago, and Community: Barack Obama Called For Jury Duty And Plans To Show Up @balleralert Barack Obama Called For Jury Duty And Plans To Show Up - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just 9 months after leaving office, former President BarackObama has been summoned for jury duty in Illinois. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While the former First Family resides in D.C., Obama also owns a home in Chicago, which allows him fulfill his public duty in the city. Although many active citizens come up with excuses to skip the duty, the former president is taking a different route. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "He made it crystal-clear to me through his representative that he would carry out his public duty as a citizen and resident of this community," Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans said, according to The Chicago Tribune. “Obviously, we will make certain that he has all the accoutrements that accompany a former president. His safety will be uppermost in our minds.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, this not the first time a former president has been called for jury duty, and actually showed up. Both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush appeared for jury selection after their time in office. However, if chosen, reports say he will not be the first high-profile person to be selected either. Back in 2004, OprahWinfrey sat on a jury for a murder trial. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Obama is scheduled to appear for duty next month in Cook County.
Bill Clinton, Chicago, and Community: Barack Obama Called For Jury Duty
 And Plans To Show Up
 @balleralert
Barack Obama Called For Jury Duty And Plans To Show Up - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just 9 months after leaving office, former President BarackObama has been summoned for jury duty in Illinois. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While the former First Family resides in D.C., Obama also owns a home in Chicago, which allows him fulfill his public duty in the city. Although many active citizens come up with excuses to skip the duty, the former president is taking a different route. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "He made it crystal-clear to me through his representative that he would carry out his public duty as a citizen and resident of this community," Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans said, according to The Chicago Tribune. “Obviously, we will make certain that he has all the accoutrements that accompany a former president. His safety will be uppermost in our minds.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, this not the first time a former president has been called for jury duty, and actually showed up. Both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush appeared for jury selection after their time in office. However, if chosen, reports say he will not be the first high-profile person to be selected either. Back in 2004, OprahWinfrey sat on a jury for a murder trial. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Obama is scheduled to appear for duty next month in Cook County.

Barack Obama Called For Jury Duty And Plans To Show Up - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just 9 months after leaving office, former Pre...

Children, Memes, and Obama: Mississippi Public School Named After Confederate Will Be Renamed After Barack Obama @balleralert Mississippi Public School Named After Confederate Will Be Renamed After Barack Obama-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A public school in Mississippi, that was previously named after Confederate Jefferson Davis, will now be renamed in honor of former president BarackObama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to the reports, the Jackson School Board of Trustees voted earlier this month to change Davis Magnet IB to Barack Obama Magnet IB. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ "Jefferson Davis, although infamous in his own right, would probably not be too happy about a diverse school promoting the education of the very individuals he fought to keep enslaved being named after him,” said PTA President Janelle Jefferson. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to the stats from 2017 enrollment, 97% of the school's students are black. Jefferson said the name change is a way to honor someone that "fully represents ideals and public stances consistent with what we want our children to believe about themselves.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The new name of the institution will go into effect for the 2018-19 school year. Before making the transition, the school’s partners must first raise funds to support the name change.
Children, Memes, and Obama: Mississippi Public School Named
 After Confederate Will Be Renamed
 After Barack Obama
 @balleralert
Mississippi Public School Named After Confederate Will Be Renamed After Barack Obama-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A public school in Mississippi, that was previously named after Confederate Jefferson Davis, will now be renamed in honor of former president BarackObama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to the reports, the Jackson School Board of Trustees voted earlier this month to change Davis Magnet IB to Barack Obama Magnet IB. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ "Jefferson Davis, although infamous in his own right, would probably not be too happy about a diverse school promoting the education of the very individuals he fought to keep enslaved being named after him,” said PTA President Janelle Jefferson. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to the stats from 2017 enrollment, 97% of the school's students are black. Jefferson said the name change is a way to honor someone that "fully represents ideals and public stances consistent with what we want our children to believe about themselves.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The new name of the institution will go into effect for the 2018-19 school year. Before making the transition, the school’s partners must first raise funds to support the name change.

Mississippi Public School Named After Confederate Will Be Renamed After Barack Obama-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A public school i...

Africa, Crazy, and Donald Trump: Trump Tells Pregnant Widow Of Fallen Soldier "He Knew What He Signed Up For" @balleraler 臣111 2 Trump Tells Pregnant Widow Of Fallen Soldier “He Knew What He Signed Up For” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday, Sgt. La David T. Johnson of Miami Gardens, the American soldier who was killed in Niger, was saluted in his homecoming at Miami International Airport. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With his casket draped with the American flag and the name of his wife engraved on his chest, the fallen soldier was met with silence and subsequent honor from local politicians and officials. Before being transported to the Fred Hunter’s Funeral Home in Hollywood, his pregnant widow, Myeshia Johnson, leaned over the casket and sobbed at the loss of her husband. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Prior the ceremonial homecoming, Donald Trump called Johnson’s pregnant widow to give his condolences. Just days after sparking controversy over his comments falsely claiming Barack Obama and “other presidents” didn’t call the families of fallen soldiers, Trump told Johnson’s widow,” he knew what he signed up for … but when it happens it hurts anyway.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, who was with Myeshia at the time, heard the exchange and was disgusted by Trump’s words. “I think it’s so insensitive. It’s crazy. Why do you need to say that?’’ Wilson asked. “You don’t say that to someone who lost family, the father, the breadwinner. You can say, ‘I’m so sorry for your loss. He’s a hero.’” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I’m livid. He can’t even have an open-coffin funeral because his body is so messed up,” she added. According to reports, Johnson was part of a joint mission with the Niger military in west Africa, when he was killed in an ambush on Oct. 4.
Africa, Crazy, and Donald Trump: Trump Tells Pregnant Widow Of Fallen
 Soldier "He Knew What He Signed Up For"
 @balleraler
 臣111
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Trump Tells Pregnant Widow Of Fallen Soldier “He Knew What He Signed Up For” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday, Sgt. La David T. Johnson of Miami Gardens, the American soldier who was killed in Niger, was saluted in his homecoming at Miami International Airport. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With his casket draped with the American flag and the name of his wife engraved on his chest, the fallen soldier was met with silence and subsequent honor from local politicians and officials. Before being transported to the Fred Hunter’s Funeral Home in Hollywood, his pregnant widow, Myeshia Johnson, leaned over the casket and sobbed at the loss of her husband. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Prior the ceremonial homecoming, Donald Trump called Johnson’s pregnant widow to give his condolences. Just days after sparking controversy over his comments falsely claiming Barack Obama and “other presidents” didn’t call the families of fallen soldiers, Trump told Johnson’s widow,” he knew what he signed up for … but when it happens it hurts anyway.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, who was with Myeshia at the time, heard the exchange and was disgusted by Trump’s words. “I think it’s so insensitive. It’s crazy. Why do you need to say that?’’ Wilson asked. “You don’t say that to someone who lost family, the father, the breadwinner. You can say, ‘I’m so sorry for your loss. He’s a hero.’” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I’m livid. He can’t even have an open-coffin funeral because his body is so messed up,” she added. According to reports, Johnson was part of a joint mission with the Niger military in west Africa, when he was killed in an ambush on Oct. 4.

Trump Tells Pregnant Widow Of Fallen Soldier “He Knew What He Signed Up For” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday, Sgt. La Davi...

Children, College, and Fall: Former President Barack Obama Says He Cried After Malia Obama's Harvard Sendoff @balleralert Former President Barack Obama Says He Cried After Malia Obama’s Harvard Sendoff - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last month, former President BarackObama dropped his oldest daughter off to her campus residence at Harvard University. However, like many other families who sent their children off to start their educational career this fall, President Obama was overcome with emotion at the sight of his little girl embarking on this new journey. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “For those of us who have daughters, it just happens fast. I dropped off Malia at college, and I was saying to Joe and Jill [Biden] that it was a little bit like open-heart surgery,” Obama said at the Beau Biden Foundation’s for the Protection of Children reception on Sunday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I was proud that I did not cry in front of her,” Obama quipped. “But on the way back, the Secret Service was off, looking straight ahead, pretending they weren’t hearing me as I sniffled and blew my nose. It was rough.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Obama continued, saying the experience was “a reminder that, at the end of our lives, whatever else we’ve accomplished, the things that we’ll remember are the joys that our children – and hopefully way later, our grandchildren – bring us.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The former president spoke at the reception to honor former Vice President JoeBiden’s late son, Beau, who died of brain cancer back in 2015. Obama spoke highly of the foundation and its work to protect children, saying “It is proper and right that somebody as thoughtful and genuine and strong as Beau made it one of his missions to make sure that every child had protection.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He continued, saying “I am here just to lend my voice and my support to a family that I care deeply about, to honor a man that I thought the world of, and to say thank you to all of you for supporting this wonderful cause.”
Children, College, and Fall: Former President Barack Obama Says
 He Cried After Malia Obama's Harvard
 Sendoff
 @balleralert
Former President Barack Obama Says He Cried After Malia Obama’s Harvard Sendoff - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last month, former President BarackObama dropped his oldest daughter off to her campus residence at Harvard University. However, like many other families who sent their children off to start their educational career this fall, President Obama was overcome with emotion at the sight of his little girl embarking on this new journey. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “For those of us who have daughters, it just happens fast. I dropped off Malia at college, and I was saying to Joe and Jill [Biden] that it was a little bit like open-heart surgery,” Obama said at the Beau Biden Foundation’s for the Protection of Children reception on Sunday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I was proud that I did not cry in front of her,” Obama quipped. “But on the way back, the Secret Service was off, looking straight ahead, pretending they weren’t hearing me as I sniffled and blew my nose. It was rough.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Obama continued, saying the experience was “a reminder that, at the end of our lives, whatever else we’ve accomplished, the things that we’ll remember are the joys that our children – and hopefully way later, our grandchildren – bring us.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The former president spoke at the reception to honor former Vice President JoeBiden’s late son, Beau, who died of brain cancer back in 2015. Obama spoke highly of the foundation and its work to protect children, saying “It is proper and right that somebody as thoughtful and genuine and strong as Beau made it one of his missions to make sure that every child had protection.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He continued, saying “I am here just to lend my voice and my support to a family that I care deeply about, to honor a man that I thought the world of, and to say thank you to all of you for supporting this wonderful cause.”

Former President Barack Obama Says He Cried After Malia Obama’s Harvard Sendoff - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last month, former Pr...

Memes, Obama, and Barack Obama: Barack Obama Calls Republicans' Attempt to Repeal Affordable Care Act, "Aggravating @balleralert Barack Obama Calls Republicans' Attempt to Repeal Affordable Care Act, "Aggravating"-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ When it comes to the current state of the country, many of us try to remain optimistic. But recently, even former president BarackObama had to admit how fed up he is with some of these issues. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On Wednesday, Obama spoke during a ceremony held by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation about the Republicans’ recent attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “When I see people trying to undo that hard-earned progress for the 50th or 60th time, with bills that would raise costs or reduce coverage, or roll back protections for older Americans or people with pre-existing conditions … for whom coverage would, once again, be almost unobtainable, it is aggravating,” Obama said. “And all of this being done without any demonstrable economic or actuarial or plain common-sense rationale, it frustrates me.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “And it’s certainly frustrating to have to mobilize every couple of months to keep our leaders from inflicting real human suffering on our constituents, but typically that’s how progress is won and how progress is maintained,” he continued. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The GOP Congress is not backing down when it comes to this issue though. They are currently trying to pass a bill proposed by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.). The proposal is intended to repeal and replace the ACA with a new health care system that would be detrimental to millions, especially those with serious medical illnesses. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ What do you think about Obama's statement?
Memes, Obama, and Barack Obama: Barack Obama Calls Republicans'
 Attempt to Repeal Affordable Care
 Act, "Aggravating
 @balleralert
Barack Obama Calls Republicans' Attempt to Repeal Affordable Care Act, "Aggravating"-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ When it comes to the current state of the country, many of us try to remain optimistic. But recently, even former president BarackObama had to admit how fed up he is with some of these issues. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On Wednesday, Obama spoke during a ceremony held by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation about the Republicans’ recent attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “When I see people trying to undo that hard-earned progress for the 50th or 60th time, with bills that would raise costs or reduce coverage, or roll back protections for older Americans or people with pre-existing conditions … for whom coverage would, once again, be almost unobtainable, it is aggravating,” Obama said. “And all of this being done without any demonstrable economic or actuarial or plain common-sense rationale, it frustrates me.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “And it’s certainly frustrating to have to mobilize every couple of months to keep our leaders from inflicting real human suffering on our constituents, but typically that’s how progress is won and how progress is maintained,” he continued. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The GOP Congress is not backing down when it comes to this issue though. They are currently trying to pass a bill proposed by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.). The proposal is intended to repeal and replace the ACA with a new health care system that would be detrimental to millions, especially those with serious medical illnesses. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ What do you think about Obama's statement?

Barack Obama Calls Republicans' Attempt to Repeal Affordable Care Act, "Aggravating"-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ When it comes to ...