Monday, January 19, 2009

Dreams Become America

"Tis folly in one Nation to look for disinterested favors from another; that it must pay with a portion of its Independence for whatever it may accept under that character; that by such acceptance, it may place itself in the condition of having given equivalents for nominal favours and yet of being reproached with ingratitude for not giving more." George Washington, 1776.

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."
Thomas Jefferson

"That on the 1st day of January, A.D. 1863, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom." Abraham Lincoln

"When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the "unalienable Rights" of "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. " Martin Luther King, 1963

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. . . It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"As I stand here tonight, what gives me the greatest hope of all is not the stone and marble that surrounds us today, but what fills the spaces in between," he said. "It is you - Americans of every race and region and station who came here because you believe in what this country can be and because you want to help us get there." President Barack Obama

Our Dreams Countdown to inauguration continues as Barack Obama evokes Martin Luther King's dream *** Martin Luther King's words ring as powerfully today as they did when he wrote them 45 years ago *** Post Editorial: A DREAM REALIZED *** Turn up 'vol'-ume to honor Dr. King *** Amazing Photos of Martin Luther King Jr. *** 'Time to take more responsibility' *** BARACK SET TO ECHO JFK'S CALL TO ACTION 'WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING TO GIVE' *** 'ANYTHING POSSIBLE' *** The Obamas and the Bidens will participate in service projects today to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr *** He can save us! Polls show wave of optimism sweeping nation... *** Personal Moment for an Entire Race *** THE LINCOLN TOUCH... *** Obama says USA can overcome any obstacle... *** Obama Urges Hope In Tough Times *** Obama Poised for Presidency *** Obama to Tap Grassroots Network to Push Initiatives *** New Yorkers heeding Bam's call to service *** NEW HOPE FOR KING'S MEMORIAL *** Sully's next flight could be to the inauguration *** How Obama Can Score in the First 100 Days **** Countdown to inauguration continues as Barack Obama evokes Martin Luther King's dream *** BAMATHON: THE CONCERTS, THE SPEECHES, THE PARTIES, THE HOPE... *** Festive mood overtakes DC *** Inauguration Celebrations Start in Washington *** The Speech Two Months In The Making *** In His Hands *** Obama about to take on a heavy load *** The Word Is Flat *** Barack Obama 2.0 *** Capital all set to Ba-rack and roll *** Stars, crowd turn out for Obama concert *** A sea of humanity floods Washington *** 10 Obscure Inauguration Tidbits *** Obama: The dream will live on *** Stars converge for celebration *** Gallery: 'We are one' *** Washington visitors looking to be part of history *** FEWER WORDS, MORE MUSIC *** COMIC RELIEF *** POP STARS IN 'BAM' SESSION *** PROMISED LAND *** HERO PILOT LANDS AN INVITE TO BAM FEST *** For Georgia Band, a Bus Ride to History *** From Books, New President Found Voice *** Obama Reaches Out for McCain’s Counsel *** Britain Announces New Bank Bailout *** Interest Rate Drop Has Dire Results for Legal Aid *** Free bagels for Bam bash *** Schmearly fantastic: Free bagels *** My dog ate my Inauguration ticket! *** Early birds get a spot *** Past swearing-ins weren't all perfect *** Having a ball! *** Washington will be a "cooler place to live" during the Obama years *** Some 100 wealthy families and power couples are Obama's "elite donors." *** Inaugural Concert Outtakes *** Eat, Drink, Inaugurate *** Crowds Swarm D.C. *** Gays Try to Look Past Warren *** Is D.C. Getting Too Cool For Its Own Good? *** OBAMA: Post-election analysis (finale of three) - Hackshaw *** WHAT RECESSION? THE $170 MILLION INAUGURATION *** Inauguration Words from 1789 to the Present *** Inauguration Pictures: Readers’ Album *** Obama's Inaugural Speech to Urge Responsibility *** Obama Visits Troops, Pitches In at Homeless Shelter *** Civil Rights Leaders Reflect On Obama Inauguration, Dr King's March On Washington *** Fresh Details of Obama Speech *** Is That an Emoticon in 1862? *** At the Office, a Day Off for the Oath of Office? *** Long lines in Washington *** Inauguration: Have we really crossed a racial divide? *** Statement: Obama on MLK *** King for All Times *** Obama Celebrates MLK Day with Service *** Your Complete Guide to Tuesday's Inauguration *** Remembering Martin Luther King Jr *** Inauguration Perks Go To Rich; VIP-seating at 'We Are The One' Concert Among Benefits... *** BBC Interview With Dr. Martin Luther King: I see Black President In 40 years or Less...

Washington Emanuel, Pelosi Make Case for Stimulus *** Buffett says USA in 'economic Pearl Harbor'... *** Republican whip: Obama stimulus plan is risky *** Aides - Obama to have ambitious first week *** A PREZ POISED TO LEAD A US GREEN REVOLUTION *** Hil to supporters: You'll always be on my side *** Bush commutes sentences for 2 Border guards... *** BIDEN 'HAD HIS PICK' OF JOBS: WIFE: OFFERED VP AND SECRETARY OF STATE *** D’oh! Biden’s wife lets slip that he could have picked State post *** Clinton Thanks Constituents in Letter

City Hall
Post Editorial: HOSPITAL HELTER-SKELTER - lack of state policy to contain costs will result in closed small community hospitals *** LIJ may buy St. John's Queens Hospital *** Rats Run Wild In City Shelters *** NYC's first hasidic policeman *** MTA 'E-zpass' Catching On With Commuters *** LOWERED CLASS: ACCELERATED 8TH-GRADERS LOSE PROGRAM *** Willets Point business owners demand city services *** City big real scammer: suit *** Weiner cries campaign foul *** Parents, you've got mail from Dept. of Ed *** Markowitz Fights for More Booze *** Michael Bloomberg donated $1.2 million to the Independence Party. It's co-founder, Tom Golisano, no longer has a problem with Bloomberg's third term *** Major Job Loss in NYC, LA *** Espada Misses Another Campaign Finance Deadline *** With Carrion Still in B.P. Office, Rivera Opts Out of Race (For Now)

Albany CAROLINE THE 'CERTAIN' PICK FOR DAVE: RIVALS *** Bam wants Kennedy; Gov's keeping mum *** In a Most Private Kennedy, a Lure of Public Duty *** Paterson may delay Senate pick a few days *** Impact of Paterson’s Health Care Plan May Be Limited *** Governor Paterson's 30 Day Amendments: $1.35 Million Of New Spending *** Appointing a New Senator Is Hard.

Wall Street Mess NY To Take Biggest Job Hit The New York metropolitan area will lose 181,000 jobs this year - more than any other region in the country - US Conference of Mayors *** F.B.I. and S.E.C. Probe Missing Fund Manager *** Big Risk in Obama's Economic Stimulus Plan *** SEARCH FOR FUND GURU & $350M *** More Joining American Military as Jobs Dwindle *** As Economy Stalls, Fewer New Yorkers Moving Out of State *** Citigroup Plans to Sell Japanese Brokerage *** Another Madoff? Hedge honcho vanishes with clients' cash *** Economy needs a Sully *** Obama Sells Out to Wall Street *** Fixing the Banks - Thomas Friedman, New York Times *** UBS buys AIG commodity index *** Super Bowl a big bash, but with ads toned down *** Report: NYC Will Be Hit Hard by Job Losses in 2009

Media Mess REVOLVING DOOR OF EDITORS, PUBLISHERS AT TOP NEWSPAPERS... *** The Mexican Billionaire and the Old Gray Lady *** Supporters of Israel and Hamas take their case to Facebook and Twitter *** The Dominos Are Falling Fast: RealClearPolitics Media Watch *** Hey, Hirschorn: Times May Save Itself With the Help of Slim Helú *** Multiple Newspapers To Syndicate Washington Post's Live Video Coverage of the Inauguration *** Reports: Billionaire could boost stake in NYT *** New British Bailout Adds $147 Billion *** NYT Memo Scolds Staffers for Expensing Beer Runs...