Found October 06, 2011 on With Leather:
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On Monday morning, country music legend Hank Williams Jr. (a man who, as The Daily Show With Jon Stewart pointed out, once fell off a mountain and cracked open his skull so badly he had to hold in his own brain) evoked Godwin’s Law and used the phrase “it’d be like Hitler” to start a sentence about President Barack Obama. This prompted ESPN to pull the singer’s classic “Are You Ready For Some Football?” theme from Monday Night Football, and as of this morning the Worldwide Leader In Football Preparedness decided to pull the song forever. Forever! “We have decided to part ways with Hank Williams, Jr. We appreciate his contributions over the past years. The success of Monday Night Football has always been about the games and that will continue.” Hanks response to the firing was the only thing you can write on the Internet more “Internet” than “blank is like Hitler”: “After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision. By pulling my opening Oct 3rd, You (ESPN) stepped on t

Obama congratulates Texas A&M women at White House

President Barack Obama is praising Texas A&M University's NCAA champion women's basketball team for being role models to young girls - including his two daughters, Sasha and Malia. The president congratulated the team Thursday at the White House. Coach Gary Blair presented Obama with team jerseys for himself and the first lady. Noting that Blair sometimes throws candy...

President Obama meets with 1985 Bears

Twenty-six years after laying claim to the NFL's famed Lombardi Trophy, the 1985 Chicago Bears were recognized in a ceremony at the White House Friday. The Super Bowl XX victors never took part in the customary event. The team's initial planned visit was derailed by the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster just two days after the Bears' 46-10 win over the New England...

Obama to welcome championship women's hoops team

President Barack Obama gets to spend part of his day on basketball when he welcomes the Texas A&M University Women's Basketball Team to the White House on Thursday.

Michelle Obama welcomes US women's team

First lady Michelle Obama hosted the U.S. women's national soccer team at the White House on Thursday to promote physical activity and healthier eating for children. Nearly 50 kids poured onto the South Lawn for some running, kicking and other drills. Mrs. Obama called the women's team, which lost to Japan in the World Cup final in July, ''some of the best soccer...

Williams Jr. apologizes for controversial Obama comments

Hank Williams Jr. is apologizing for using an analogy to Adolf Hitler in discussing President Barack Obama that prompted ESPN to pull his classic intro song to Monday Night Football.

Poll: Obama, Romney tied in North Carolina

Despite low popularity and continued national economic distress, President Barack Obama is putting up relatively decent polling numbers against 2012 GOP rivals in the key state of North Carolina. The latest Public Policy Polling survey shows: 49% Obama (D), 42% Bachmann (R) 49% Obama (D), 42% Gingrich (R) 46% Obama (D), 43% Paul (R) 48% [...]

Hank Williams Jr. apologizes for Hitler-Obama analogy

It is unclear whether country music singer's introduction for ESPN's 'Monday Night Football' telecasts will be used again.Hank Williams Jr. is apologizing for using an analogy to Adolf Hitler in discussing President Barack Obama that prompted ESPN to pull his classic intro song to "Monday Night Football."

Dems push jobs bill, urge GOP to approve millionaire tax hike

U.S. Senate Struggling to deliver the jobs package proposed by President Barack Obama, Senate Democrats are using the issue to force Republican senators to vote on tax increases for millionaires, picking up on a White House theme that the nation's wealthiest Americans aren't paying their fair share.

President Obama on Steve Jobs: “The World Has Lost a Visionary”

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have reacted to the passing of Steve Jobs, stating that he was “among the greatest of American innovators.” In a statement posted on the White House blog, Obama says that Jobs “made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun.” He praises Jobs for his ingenuity and for changing “the way each...

'85 Bears Honored at White House

President Barack Obama finally gave the Chicago Bears the honor of a White House visit, 26 years after they captivated the country and won the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl XX Bears Honored at White House Ceremony

Twenty five years after the fact, the Super Bowl XX champion Chicago Bears finally received their White House ceremony after the original celebration was scuttled after the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded, killing the crew of seven. President Barack Obama, a Chicago resident himself, took time out in what was undoubtedly one of his more enjoyable tasks, welcoming the legendary team [...]

Twenty-Six Years Later, The '85 Bears Get Their White House Visit

You know the 1985 Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears as one of the greatest NFL teams of all time. But you may not know that the Bears never got a chance after their big Super Bowl victory to go meet Ronald Reagan at the White House. The Challenger Explosion happened just two days after the Bears beat New England, and so the Fridge and company never got to shake hands with the President...

President honors'85 Bears at White House in long-belated ceremony

Declaring "This is as much fun as I will have as president of the United States," President and sports fan in chief Barack Obama on Friday saluted his hometown team for winning the Super Bowl a quarter century ago.

Quote of the Day

"We are here to talk about re-elections, but if we can sign Albert Pujols for four more years, that would be good, too.”--Missouri Governor Jay Nixon speaking downtown in St. Louis at a fundraiser for President Barack Obama during the Cardinals game, October, 2011LINK
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