Although Michelle Obama has campaigned on her husband's behalf since early in his political career by handshaking and fund raising, she did not relish the activity at first. House of Representatives, her boss at the University of Chicago asked if there was any single thing about campaigning that she enjoyed; after some thought, she replied visiting so many living rooms had given her some new decorating ideas. In May 2007, three months after her husband declared his presidential candidacy, she reduced her professional responsibilities by eighty percent to support his presidential campaign. Early in the campaign, she had limited involvement in which she traveled to political events only two days a week and traveled overnight only if their daughters could come along. In early February 2008, she attended thirty three events in eight days. She has made at least two campaign appearances with Oprah Winfrey. Obama writes her own speeches and speaks without notes. In 2007, Michelle gave stump speeches for her husband's presidential campaign at various locations in the United States. Jennifer Hunter of the Chicago Sun Times wrote about one speech of hers in Iowa, "Michelle was a firebrand, expressing a determined passion for her husband's campaign, talking straight from the heart with eloquence and intelligence." She employs an all female staff of aides for her political role. She says that she negotiated an agreement in which her husband gave up smoking in exchange for her support of his decision to run. About her role in her husband's presidential campaign she has said: "My job is not a senior adviser." During the campaign, she has discussed race and education by using motherhood as a framework. The presidential campaign was her first exposure to the national political scene and even before the field of Democratic candidates was narrowed to two she was considered the least famous of the candidates' spouses. Early in the campaign, she exhibited her ironic humor and told anecdotes about the Obama family life. However, as the press began to emphasize her sarcasm, which did not translate well in the print media, she toned it down. A New York Times op ed columnist, Maureen Dowd, wrote: I wince a bit when Michelle Obamachides her husband as a mere mortal routine that rests on the presumption that we see him as a god . But it may not be smart politics to mock him in a way that turns him from the glam JFK into the mundane Gerald Ford, toasting his own English muffin. If all Senator Obama is peddling is the Camelot mystique, why debunk this mystique? Asked in February 2008 whether she could see herself "working to support" Hillary Rodham Clinton if she got the nomination, Michelle Obama said "I'd have to think about that. I'd have to think about policies, her approach, her tone." When questioned about this by the interviewer, however, she stated "You know, everyone in this party is going to work hard for whoever the nominee is." Despite her criticisms of Clinton during the 2008 campaign, when asked in 2004 which political spouse she admired, Obama cited Hillary Clinton, stating, "She is smart and gracious and everything she appears to be in public who's managed to raise what appears to be a solid, grounded child." On October 6, 2008 Larry King Live Obama was asked if the American electorate is past the Bradley effect. She stated that Barack's achievement of the nomination was a fairly strong indicator that it is. The Obamas enjoy a victory fist bump upon his winning the Democratic nomination. Obama was involved in two of a trio of references to Barack Obama by Fox News that were controversial. On June 11, 2008 during an interview with conservative columnist Michelle Malkin about whether Michelle Obama had been the target of unfair criticism, the network flashed a chevron that showed the message "Outraged liberals: Stop picking on Obama baby mama," which implied that Michelle Obama was not married to the father of her children. Because Barack and Michelle Obama are lawfully married to each other, the network recognized the poor judgment of its own producer in an official statement made to The Politico. Earlier on E. D. Hill's Fox News show America's Pulse, Hill referred to the affectionate fist bump shared by the Obamas on the night that he clinched the Democratic presidential nomination as a "terrorist fist jab." In June 2008, Hill was removed from her duties on the specific show, which was then canceled. Throughout the campaign, the media often labeled Obama as an "angry black woman," and some websites attempted to propagate this perception, causing her to respond: "Barack and I have been in the public eye for many years now, and we've developed a thick skin along the way. When you out campaigning, there will always be criticism. I just take it in stride, and at the end of the day, I know that it comes with the territory."By the time of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in August, media outlets observed Obama's presence on the campaign trail had grown softer than at the start of the race, focusing on soliciting concerns and empathizing with the audience rather than throwing down challenges to them, and giving interviews to shows like The View and publications like Ladies' Home Journal rather than appearing on news programs. The change was even reflected in her fashion choices, with Obama wearing more and more sundresses in place of her previous designer pieces. The View appearance was partly intended to help soften the perception of her,and it was widely covered in the press. On February 18, 2008, Obama commented in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that "For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback." Later that evening she reworded her stump speech in Madison, Wisconsin, saying "For the first time in my adult lifetime, I'm really proud of my country, and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change." Several commentators criticized her remarks,and the campaign issued a statement that "anyone who heard her remarks . would understand that she was commenting on our politics." In June 2008, First Lady Laura Bush commented on Michelle Obama's words, indicating that they had been misrepresented in the media: "I think she probably meant I'm 'more proud,' you know, is what she really meant," adding, "I mean, I know that, and that's one of the things you learn and that's one of the really difficult parts both of running for president and for being the spouse of the president, and that is, everything you say is looked at and in many cases misconstrued." 2008 Democratic National Convention speech Michelle Obama was regarded as a charismatic public speaker from the very beginning of the campaign. She delivered the keynote address on the first night of the 2008 Democratic National Convention on August 25, during which she sought to portray herself and her family as the embodiment of the American Dream. Other speakers that night included Jesse Jackson, Jr. and Edward Kennedy, who some expected to steal the limelight. She described Barack as a family man and herself as no different from many women; she also spoke about the backgrounds that she and her husband came from. Obama said both she and her husband believed "that you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond, and you do what you say you're going to do, that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don't know them, and even if you don't agree with them."She also emphasized her love of country, in response to criticism for her previous statements about feeling proud of her country for the first time. Her daughters joined her on the stage after the speech and greeted their father, who appeared on the overhead video screen. The speech made Juan Williams tear up over the thought of the significance of her presentation as a representative of Black America. The speech had its detractors. Katherine Marsh of The New Republic, however, said she missed "the old Michelle . not the Stepford wife fist bumping Elisabeth Hasselbeck, but the sassy better half who reminded us that while Barack was the answer, he was also stinky in the morning and forgot to put the butter away. She both affirmed his promise and humanized him." Jason Zengerle, also of The New Republic, said Obama should have emphasized her professional and educational achievements as well as her mother, daughter and sister qualities; Zengerle wrote, "It almost makes you long for the days when politicians' wives were seen but not heard. After all, if they're not permitted to really say anything, what's the point of having them speak." National Review also had a host of articles that pointed out negative aspects of the speech while noting praiseworthy points. One derided "Isn't She Lovely", the musical selection used following the speech as she walked off the stage with her daughters, even though it praised her speech and wardrobe. Another by Amy Holmes led with the fact that Karl Rove felt the speech was impersonal, although it compared favorably to speeches by Karenna Gore and Teresa Heinz Kerry at previous DNCs. 653996 660 KD 7 Global Game Action Red Metallic Silver ,Air Jordan 7 Olympic Gold Medal Pack Nike Kobe 9 Low EM Home Nike Kobe 9 Low EM Fluorescent Green Nike Kobe 9 Low EM Home Nike Kobe 9 Low EM XDR White Black Gold Air Jordan Winterized 6 Rings Cool Grey Chlorine Blue Air Jordan 5 Retro Black Varsity Red Metallic Silver Nike Kobe 9 Low EM Away Nike Kobe 9 Low EM Fluorescent Green URBANA The University of Illinois Board of Trustees is expected to decide the fate of a longtime engineering professor later this month when it convenes a dismissal hearing. UI President Bob Easter has recommended trustees strip Professor Louis Wozniak of his tenure following several allegations of misconduct. The College of Engineering has prohibited Wozniak, an associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, from teaching since August 2010 following several alleged incidents. Wozniak is a UI graduate and has been a faculty member since 1966. Administrators have claimed Wozniak, after learning he received the most student votes for a teaching award in 2009 but was not given the award, disclosed a student's grade to others and sought student support for his grievance; videotaped students without written consent; appeared before a class after he was suspended from teaching; and violated university policy by sending an email message to students in which he said students should remind him of their names because "I only remember the names of GKs I've had sex with," referring to the students as "grandkids." Wozniak later apologized to students and said the joke was in bad taste. After a year long review, a faculty committee concluded that although Wozniak behaved inappropriately, he should not be fired. "Being a self righteous, obsessed and insensitive person is not cause to dismiss," the report said. The Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, however, did impose certain conditions, such as refraining from talking to students about the award or publishing student information. The university claims Wozniak has not followed those conditions, which Wozniak disputes. He also claims to have gone through those documents to remove student information, although he believes he is not legally required to do so. UI President Bob Easter in February forwarded the charges seeking dismissal of Wozniak to trustees, citing Article 10 of the university statutes which outlines the process for when the university wants to fire a tenured professor. A hearing before trustees represents the last step in the university's process for firing a tenured professor. "At the end of the day, the board is the ultimate decision maker on this," Bearrows said. A tenure dismissal case before trustees is rare; most are settled quietly before reaching the president or trustees. The last time trustees heard a dismissal case is believed to have occurred in the early 1960s after Leo Koch, an assistant professor of biology, advocated for premarital sex in a letter to the Daily Illini student newspaper. After the UI fired Koch, the American Association of University Professors censured the university for what it said was a lack of due process. The trustees are expected to meet in closed session for Wozniak's hearing because the subject is personnel. Public notice will be posted 48 hours in advance of the meeting. Wozniak is hoping to delay the hearing, and he and his lawyer are asking for more time to prepare. He also said he needs more time to present his case during the actual hearing. He said he will be given 40 minutes: 20 minutes to present his case and 20 minutes for cross examination. "The major defense is that CAFT (Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure) trying to put a muzzle order on me is not legal," Wozniak said. Wozniak said he's still open to a settlement. He wants to return to teaching, have his legal fees paid and have an engineering administrator involved in the teaching award removed from her position. "I dearly would like to get back to class. I love my students and they love me," Wozniak. For the joke, they accepted my apology. by the College of Engineering is beyond . this proceedings." What is really hilarious is that a Committee on Academic Freedom should recommend imposition of a gag order regarding a persons' emotional status following coming clean from lies, but not muzzle disclosure of lies themselves. BTW I didn'g get the bit of sending the high wages to Springfield. Pls explain. Lastly, that slug professor was elected Fellow of the IEEE (Electrical Engineers), Chaired a Technical International Committee for two years, and was elected his department's best teacher multiple consecutive times by gtraduating seniors. No doubt Professor Wozniak works hard as a teacher. But there is still the question of why he remains an Associate Professor after all these years. I assume lack of sufficient publications? Lack of substantial national reputation? Or is there something more to all this that the unfortunate incidents of the last few years may reveal are only the tip of the iceberg? Is he a caustic colleague? Is he obstructionist? Does he alienate himself from the rest of his field in some way? Has he a history of making such inappropriate "jokes"? Or is this a case of ageism? Is the Engineering program so poor that they need his tenured line for a new, younger (certainly not cheaper) facutly member? It just seems a bit odd that the university would go so far to remove him. There must be something more to all this that's not being revealed by either side. I have. And my questions remain unanswered. This is a very odd thing. There must be something more to your 1995 teaching suspension, for example. Merely failing to hand in private grading notes can't be the only reason you were suspended for so long. It appears you've been a thorn (for good or bad, doesn't matter to me) in the university's side for quite some time. But no university would pursue such a case with such energy if there wasn't something more to it than we're seeing either in the press or on your personal website. Your inappropriate joke (you've admitted was wrong) from a few years ago appears to be the catalyst for further action against you that must stem back years for other reasons that are not being made public either by you or the university. I find the situation both sad and curious from all sides. And I am in no position to know the truth behind the details of your nearly 20 year gripe with Engineering or the University. All I can conclude is that something else must be going on that neither you nor the university are willing to discuss openly. (As for your permanent associate professor status, I can assume I am correct that lack of publication is one reason.) In a nutshell, it seems like UI was sort of willing to put up with Wozniak battling with faculty, staff, and administrators. It didn't exactly make him popular, and the time and energy invested in the conflict probably didn't enhance his productivity. I think what was considered intolerable was students getting dragged into the drama. If you search the circuit clerk's site, there's a civil suit, and I think the two defendants had been UI students that had had some role in the disputed teaching awards. 653996 660 KD 7 Global Game Action Red Metallic Silver,Exodus 3 v 14 "And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shall thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you." Romans 10 v 15 "And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THEM THAT PREACH THE GOSPEL OF PEACE, AND BRING GLAD TIDINGS OF GOOD THINGS!" Sunday morning, May 7, 2006, I went to the nursing home in Waycross, Georgia to preach. I have been going there for about 19 years. As my friend Nancy and I arrived, we were warmly greeted by Brother "Hoppy", and the few others who had gathered for worship; only about five residents were there. We sang other songs, and more residents came, some rolling in on their own in their wheel chairs, some slowly walking in, and some assisted by the staff. Most all were joining in the singing and the Lord's presence was precious and sweet. While Nancy was preparing to sing, I had them all join in in singing this chorus, "God is so good, God is so good, God is so good, He is so good to me. God answers prayers, God answers prayers, God answers prayers, He is so good to me. O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord". The singing was sweet as birds singing on an early spring morning. Nancy sang a couple of songs, one was "It's Shouting Time in Heaven", about another sinner being saved. She also shared some scripture. Sister Smith was not with us, she has also been going to the nursing home for almost 19 years. Her health is not so good, and she recently had a stroke, but overcome that and is usually with us on Sunday morning. Today, she had pain in her knees, and had to stay home. She lives about five miles from the nursing home and drives herself. She is 82. After the singing, all was quiet as I opened the scriptures. The Lord had given me a message from Exodus Chapter 3. Everyone was very attentive, despite their physical afflictions. When Moses turned aside to see the burning bush, the Lord saw that he had turned aside, and then begin to talk to Moses. We all need to take time to turn aside and hear God. He then told Moses, to put off his shoes from his feet because he was standing on holy ground. I just imagine the Lord saw Moses feet, and thought they were beautiful. After all, them feet was going to carry Moses and the children of Israel out of bondage and into the promise land. Those sent by the Lord have beautiful feet! I then preached on the Exodus, and how God was with Moses, how enemies were in the land, and how Moses had help. I then relayed how God sees our afflictions and sends deliverance in His time. I also talked about hope, and the expectation of what lies before us. I used an example from my own life. As a teenager, I used to help a local farmer. He grew tobacco, and we had to harvest it. We each had a row to pick, and the work was dirty, hot and backbreaking. At the end of the row, we would get to rest, and get to drink some cool refreshing water. We knew what was at the end of the row. On my row, I sometimes encountered rattlesnakes, spiders, and other enemies. I had to be alert to see these dangers. Sometimes, I lagged behind the other workers, and they would help me catch up. Sometimes, I was ahead, and I would help them. Our Christian walk is like harvesting a row of tobacco. We sometimes get tired, encounter enemies, but others help us along (and we help others). It requires a team effort. I preached some on Psalm 42 v 5 "Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance". I relayed how the children of Israel had hope in the Lord while in bondage for over 400 years, and God heard their cries and sent deliverance. I told the congregation that God would hear their prayers and send help to them. I talked about King Hezekiah, how the prophet came and told him to get his affairs in order because he was going to die. Hezekiah prayed unto God, God heard his prayers and saw his tears, and gave him 15 more years to live. I then quoted Hebrews 11 v 1. This great service and worship of the Lord came to a close, we sang "Til we meet, til we meet, God be with you to we meet again." Nancy and I then went to a homecoming service at Martha Memorial United Methodist church, about 24 miles away from the nursing home. The nearby Baptist pastor brought the message, and we then had a great homecoming dinner. I saw some old friends (I had preached there as an associate for four years), and it was good to see all of them.
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In last year's two TD loss that Robinson didn't finish, he was 9 of 23 for 123 yards with a TD and an interception and four sacks led to him being held to an average of 2.3 yards on 18 rushing attempts for a total of 42 yards. He threw a pass that pulled Michigan within a TD with 9:49 left and had an interception returned for a touchdown that sealed the loss with 4:31 to go. Soon after, Robinson was knocked out of the game and the trainers wouldn't clear him to return. "Any time you put fear in a quarterback's eyes, it's a good thing," former Michigan State defensive tackle Jerel Worthy said after last year's game. "You could see him getting fidgety." Robinson look rattled by the rough play, which included defensive end William Gholston twisting his face mask after his teammates had already tackled him to the ground. The Big Ten suspended Gholston for throwing a punch at a Michigan lineman on another play. In Robinson's first start of the series, his breakout season was stunted by Michigan State in 34 17 win. He entered that game two years ago with 1,000 plus yards passing, seven touchdowns and one interception along 900 plus yards rushing 9.2 yards per carry and eight TDs. The Spartans shut him down, intercepting three of his passes and holding him to a relatively modest 86 yards rushing and a score on 21 carries for then coach Rich Rodriguez. Entering his second game as Michigan's head coach against Michigan State, Brady Hoke said he and his staff will study what the Spartans have done to slow down Robinson. "You always like to see what people have done and see if it's worked," Hoke said. "If it's worked, then you want to find some ways to maybe attack it a little bit differently." Robinson doesn't necessarily agree. "I think you have to focus on what they're doing this year it's not last year," he said. Michigan has had success the past two weeks, routing Purdue and Illinois, in part because the game plan included asking Robinson to run first and pass second. He hasn't thrown an interception since throwing a career high four in a loss to Notre Dame. "There is growth in Denard in what he's been doing," Hoke said. 653996 660 KD 7 Global Game Action Red Metallic Silver jump to contentmy subreddits limit my search to /r/frugalmalefashionuse the following search parameters to narrow your results:see the search faq for details. Visit the Weekly Buy/Sell/Trade Thread for deals from our members! The place for coupons, discounts, sales, and all things frugal when it comes to male fashion. Visit the Wiki for more information regarding guides, stores, and tailoring help. For actual advice on your style, we heartily recommend MFA. Posts along the lines of "look what I picked up," "Alternative to this," "Frugal version of this," or any other request will be removed. 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