One for the Gipper

The New York Giants popularized the “Gatorade shower.”  During their 1986 season leading up to their Super Bowl victory, each win was celebrated by linebacker Harry Carson dumping a cooler full of Gatorade on head coach, Bill Parcells.

When the Giants visited the White House shortly after, they honored Ronald Reagan with a drier version of their victory routine. Surrounded by the Secret Service, Carson emptied a bucket of popcorn over the President.

Images from the Reagan Library:

New York Giant football player Harry Carson dumping Gatorade (popcorn) on President Reagan with Nancy Reagan watching at the White House Diplomatic entrance. 2/13/87.

President Reagan meets the New York Giants football team after Super Bowl XXI victory in East Room. 2/13/1987.

Presidential Candidate Cthulhu, dark lord of R'lyeh, expressed joy today over his decisive victory in Iowa. With untold numbers of homes and businesses destroyed and millions dead and dying, the Elder God feels as though, and I quote, ‘The Fires will burn ceaselessly. The sounds of drums play in the minds of those still clinging onto life, never slowing or halting, rather driving them down the path to ruin and despair. None shall oppose me. All shall tremble.’
If that’s not a campaign promise I can get behind, I don’t know what is!

The White House announces plans to bring computer science to every student

Three years ago, Code.org launched with a video, starring people like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg inspiring young people to learn to code. And more than 2 million of you signed our petition to give every student in every school the opportunity to learn computer science. Since then we’ve been amazed to see tens of thousands of teachers, 100 cities and districts, 18 states, and even 7 entire nations embrace computer science in grades K-12.

Today, the White House announced its support behind this grassroots movement, with a broad set of policy efforts to help every student in America’s public schools learn computer science, especially girls and underrepresented students of color. This is a big deal. The Computer Science for All initiative proposes $4 billion in funding and additional support for training teachers to bring computer science to students. Watch the president’s full remarks here.

We couldn’t be happier about the bipartisan support for computer science, and we’re thankful for the White House joining in too!

9 out of 10 parents want their children to learn computer science and still most schools don’t teach it. Republicans and Democrats alike recognize and support this teacher-powered movement, supported by millions, including all of you who have made Code.org’s work possible. Now is the time for us all to get involved.

Sanders Democrats
From Expats For Sanders

I found this list from the Expats For Sanders page on Facebook and wanted to share this and a post that came with it with you guys:

“A total of 469 seats in the U.S. Congress (34 Senate seats and all 435 House seats) are up for election on November 8, 2016. This may well be the most important election year in our lifetime.

For Bernie Sanders, this means the entire “Revolution” can be completed in a single day, if we simply vote. It’s time to put money back in our pockets by eliminating health insurance premiums, co-pays and co-insurance. It’s time to take many people off of public assistance, saving us money, through Bernie Sanders minimum wage plan. It’s time to stop sacrificing our troops, our kids and our future. Now is the time to better the country, our health and our planet for our children and grand children.

This is the point in history where health care can become a right, and we can catch up with much of the world in this area. This moment, when we can restore the middle class, and elevate those who strive to be part of it, is upon us.

We MUST vote. Vote by mail. Vote absentee, or utilize your state’s early voting procedure. Vote in your primaries, and in the general election. Vote on or by November 8th to determine what legacy we leave for those who follow us. Vote U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and for those who support him and OUR country.”

NOTE: This list is continuously updated so check back often!

Hillary Clinton dishes on how she used to sneak out of the White House, jaunt around D.C. in disguise

“I would put on a baseball cap and sunglasses and, you know, sweat pants and a sweat shirt and pull my hair back and I would go walk,” Clinton said. “I would tell the Secret Service they had to wear casual clothes, they had to take the thing out of their ears, they had to look like they were just tourists.”

Once Obama took office, however, hip-hop all but disappeared. In 2009, for example, the Obamas launched the White House music series, which has sponsored a variety of musical performances, paying tribute to a wide range of genres, including classical, jazz, Motown and country. Hip-hop never has been included.
—  Erik Nielson and Travis L. Gosa on how the love affair between President Obama and hip hop has been fading.