Friday, April 06, 2012

Obamaville April 6 - Holy Week in the Nation's Capitol



Holy Week is the final week of Lent. It commemorates the events of our Lord's last week before His death. The chief festivals of Holy Week are Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil (Holy Saturday). Holy Week, together with Easter, is the most sacred part of the Christian calendar -- the celebration of the death and resurrection Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

Palm Sunday

With the nonsense over a Romney campaign staffer mention of Etch A Sketch last week finally subsiding, Holy Week began with an international focus.

Today our favorite new leader of the feminine movement to save the world from men, Aung San Suu Kyi, was elected to parliament in Myanmar.


President Obama, along with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon hold a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House April 2, 2012 in Washington, DC.

During questioning about Obamacare the President testily warned the Supreme Court not to strike down his health care law, a move that stunned political veterans.

Of course no mention was made of the controversial Keystone Pipeline from Canada to the US or the 45,000 Mexicans murdered by the drug cartel supplying illegal drugs to the US. But they must have talked about something.

Sarah Palin beats Katie Couric in ratings in the battle for network morning show Nielsen ratings even though Jack Rafferty of CNN, yet another GOP hater, guaranteed that Katie would easily beat Palin.

Kentucky wins 8th NCAA National Championship over Kansas.


Obama meets with news editors and openly attacks GOP nominee Mitt Romney for the first time, signaling an early start to the fall presidential election.  The president delivers blistering partisan attack on modern Republican Party.

Not even waiting until a GOP candidate is nominated to oppose him, Obama could no longer resist getting into the political fray attacking Republicans Romney and Paul Ryan, the only person in Washington to have a federal budget get approved by just one house of congress.  Obama should try it.

Romney wins three more primary elections in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, DC.

Baylor beats Notre dame in Women's NCAA National Championship.


Hollywood movie studio chieftain Jeffrey Katzenberg says he just wants President Obama to have a fair shot at a second term.  Katzenberg, the chief executive of DreamWorks Animation gave $2 million last year to the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action, which was almost a third of the $6.5 million raised by the political action committee through February.

Thursday - Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday is observed during Holy Week on the Thursday before Easter. Also referred to as "Holy Thursday" or "Great Thursday" in some Christian denominations, Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus shared the Passover meal with his disciples on the night before he was crucified.

President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act at the White House.

President Obama celebrates the feast of the Last Supper attending major fund raisers for his presidential campaign.

Good Friday

The President uses the feast of the death of Jesus Christ on the Cross to host a White House conference on women Friday to highlight steps his administration has taken to improve opportunities and access for women in areas such as education, business and health care.

This political forum enabled the president to take advantage of his attacks on the GOP contraceptive issue while avoiding a discussion of the abortion issue.

And that is Holy Week in Obamaville.

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