Look Inside A Senator’s Drawers

This comes from a favorite site on the internet, Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire.

What a treasure trove of history!

ABC News speculates about the seating arrangements for the new U.S. Senators sworn in today.

However, most interesting is a Senate seating chart from the last Congress. If you click on a desk, “you see that since the beginning of the 20th Century it has been tradition for senators to sign the inside drawer of the desk. Click on desk 24 and you see the signature of Senator Barack Obama and also Senator Bill Bradley. Click on desk 83 and you see that Senator Ted Kennedy sits at the desk used by his brother Senator John F. Kennedy.”

Computer Graphic: Wal-Mart Takes Over America

Good bye mom and pop stores!

This is just sad if you sit back and think about it for a minute.

Click on the zoom-in button to see what happened in your area.

All Living Presidents Have Lunch With Barack Obama



See video and read story of meeting here.

If I could just be a potted plant in the room to see and hear this historic event today when all the living presidents gather to talk and have lunch.  This is truly an American moment that we can all take great pride in, regardless of our political feelings.

This is the first time in 28 years that such a meeting will occur, the last being in 1981.  At that time the news that dominated the world was tension in the Middle East, and once again that is the main international focus.

The continuum that reaches back over the decades, and links the present with the past, underscores that the themes and hopes of democracy are truly remarkable and endless.  There are too few moments of this kind in our nation which allow us to see the way our government is indeed seamless.

Yes, being a potted plant in the White House as these men talk would be incredible.