I know this video is a year old, but someone sent it to me for the first time today. And it’s DEFINITELY worth sharing! CBN News talks to Logan Henderson, the boy known as “The Sky Angel Cowboy,” about his phone call to … a Houston radio station that touched hearts all around the world.
I was just watching the Kennedy Center Honors tonight, and one of the honorees was Barbra Streisand (okay, okay! just read a bit more will ya?). I seem to remember a particular awkward embrace being discussed in the media, but out of curiosity I took a peek at her website, and was quite surprised at her own words. This is what she had to say:
Last weekend, I was in Washington DC to accept the Kennedy Center Honors, and I noticed that the kiss between me and the â€œsoon to be formerâ€ President Bush created quite a stir. The Today Show even proclaimed that it was a sign of the apocalypse. The timing is ironic. After eight years of President Clinton and on the cusp of at least four years of President Obama, I get selected to receive this prestigious awardâ€¦during the Bush Administration. I have never met George W. Bush, but for the past eight years I have been blogging about him and his administration on my web site. I have relayed my frustration at the direction he has taken our country in no uncertain terms. So it was just as surprising to me as it apparently was to the press that upon meeting President Bush and extending my hand to him, he said to me, â€œAw câ€™mon, gimme a hug and a kiss,â€ and then he proceeded to embrace me. I must say, I found him very warm and completely disarmingâ€¦even though I think he was kissing me hello as I was kissing him goodbyeâ€¦
And just today, Congressman Bobby Rush from Illinois came on TV and warned against the implications of NOT seating a black man in the Illinois Senate seat, which was vacated by Barack Obama. Shortly thereafter, the talk of Rush being a member of the Black Panther Party starting ringing some bells to me, and it drew me back to the History Channel special I had just watched. So, I decided to do a little research.
But what is the connection with the Black Panther Party, the Blackstone P Rangers (a.k.a. El Rukn), Jeff Foot and Bobby Rush? Let’s take a look at a few interesting documents, shall we?
Congressman Bobby Rush: ‘This is a matter of national importance. There are no African Americans in the Senate, and I don’t think that anyone, any U.S. senator who’s sitting in the Senate right now, wanna go on record to DENY one African American from being seated in the U.S. Senate. I don’t think they want to go on record doing that’…