Happy Father’s Day, Sop!

Wishing a happy Father’s Day to Sop and all the dads who read SLABBED with this story on the President’s Father’s Day message:

Growing up without a father left a hole in his heart, President Barack Obama  told boys at the White House Friday in a remarkably personal Father’s Day weekend message. He implored fathers everywhere _ and the kids when they’re older _ to be involved in the lives of their own children.

“This isn’t an obligation,” said the father of two in a message to millions of wayward dads. “This is a privilege to be a father.”

Obama spent hours on Friday with teenagers, young men, community mentors and everyday dads in hopes of launching what he called a national conversation on responsible fatherhood. Each story was personal. But one of them commanded the most attention: his own.

He spoke at length about how his father, Barack Obama Sr., left home early. The future president was just 2 at the time and saw his dad only once more, at age 10, a short visit that still left a lasting imprint.

“I had a heroic mom and wonderful grandparents who helped raise me and my sister, and it’s because of them that I’m able to stand here today,” he told a throng of youngsters and leaders of community organizations. “But despite all their extraordinary love and attention, that doesn’t mean that I didn’t feel my father’s absence. That’s something that leaves a hole in a child’s heart that a government can’t fill.”

In candid terms, Obama said he promised himself he would not repeat his own father’s mistakes.

“Just because your own father wasn’t there for you, that’s not an excuse for you to be absent also. It’s all the more reason for you to be present,” Obama told the young men in his audience.

“You have an obligation to break the cycle and to learn from those mistakes, and to rise up where your own fathers fell short and to do better than they did with your own children,” Obama said. “That’s what I’ve tried to do in my life.”

Hope everyone got a great looking tie!

4 thoughts on “Happy Father’s Day, Sop!”

  1. AROD, I’ll just wonder about that one. It being a public blog and all. Sorry to hear you were no longer allowed to that other nearby site. I enjoyed your comments. I’m from La. living here in Ms. under the new mind control programing of a legal system run a muck. . Putting it kindly You’ll see it from every part of the state. Family and friends running a whole state making personal gains at every corner. Hail Haley!! Hail Hood!!

    Slabbed has done a great job staying on top of the Katrina event here as well neighboring state. As it all amazes me re: the legal woes. Looking at this state, in the South your have what resembles a reverse class action. Attorney groups for corporate insurers fighting thousands from gaining what is rightfully owed to them legally as well my personal opinion.

    Then you have the events occurring in the North ie. fraudulent actions in where attorney groups (again) are using thousands with merit-less claims there with the same cause being money. All these events are still taking a toll on any real hope of a fair justice system for all. I’m certain the political drag has had an effect in Louisiana as well.

    My beef with the system is (1) the abuse suffered by attorneys attempts to silence us at first. (2) Then use of our claims to accept a settlement offer of $84 million because they had no other claim. (3) Next to use my family of three to maintain the entire awards due the failure of a trial representing the class. ( 4) No big deal a known $276 million was gained and my document state they sought billions. Rather legal act our court orders to take no action of constitutional right appears a written threat. And is much to endure and it’s been a hell of a trip.

    The recent move of judge Lackey to the judicial committee looks great to the public but the P.R. won’t help with any DeLaughter problem. Any action dismissed by the previous director against DeLaughter will not reach judge Lackey. He has recluse himself due to the Dicky Scuggs matter. BTW. our issues with DeLaughter also involves attorneys employed by the state and Governor. So there!

    Oh and lastly. The reason for coming here. I think Prez Obama’s message was great. I hope in instills responsibility to any thought of someone abandoning their child or family.
    Happy Fathers Day.

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