Ellen DeGeneres …. “🙏🏽✨A Look Back at Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Impact on America ✨🙏🏽…. “!!


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~~November 16, 2018~~ 

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~THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW~

Michelle Obama is touring the country to promote her new book “Becoming“.

She visited Ellen DeGeneres on her show. 

We, the audience, had the pleasure of Michelle’s company for the full hour. She regaled us with stories, information, humor and her presence. She was a breath of fresh air.

In return, Ellen had a surprise for Michelle. 

You can watch it below.

It’s invaluable for me.

HortyRex©

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Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is an American lawyer, university administrator, and writer who served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

She is married to the 44th U.S. President, Barack Obama, and was the first African-American First Lady.

Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Obama is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. In her early legal career, she worked at the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met Barack Obama. She subsequently worked in non-profits and as the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago and the Vice President for Community and External Affairs of the University of Chicago Medical Center. Michelle married Barack in 1992 and they have two daughters.

Obama campaigned for her husband’s presidential bid throughout 2007 and 2008, delivering a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She returned to speak for him at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

During the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, she delivered a speech in support of the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, a former First Lady.

~WIKIPEDIA~

~~A Look Back at Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Impact on America~~

~~Published on Nov 15, 2018~~

With Former First Lady Michelle Obama back on the show, Ellen wanted to show her how much of an amazing impact and great inspiration she’s been, not only for Americans, but for people all over the world.

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#FunDay #EllenDeGeneres #MichelleObama #EllenDeGeneresShow #FLOTUS #Funny #Humor #RealFriends #LifeAfterWhiteHouse #PokingFun #BookTour #NewMemoir #AmericasFavorite #TripBackInTime #AmazingImpact #GreatInspiration #Americans #People #AllOverTheWorld #ForItAll #WeSaluteYou

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AND FOR IT ALL, WE SALUTE YOU!!

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Today is THE Day …. “🗳 Midterms 2018 are Here …. Vote as if Your Life Depended on It …. I Voted Early 🗳 …. “!!


~~November 6, 2018~~ 

THE DAY HAS ARRIVED

THIS IS THE ONLY POST ABOUT THIS TOPIC I’M POSTING

I strongly believe that today marks one of the most critical and important election in my lifetime.

For me personally, the past two years have been a steady decline into the darkest belly of the America that I didn’t know.

If America continues down this path, the future of its citizens, the children, the environment and so much more will be on the line.

Most of all, the spirit of love, kindness, caring, cooperation will be replaced by hatred, racism, xenophobia, isolationism, nativism, tribalism.

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VOTE AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT 

BECAUSE THE AMERICAN WAY, AS WE KNOW IT DOES

I won’t be watching news, polls, voting results today at all.

I will wait until Wednesday morning so see where the nation is heading.

HortyRex©

PUERTO RICANS IN FLORIDA WILL VOTE

REMEMBER MARIA?

WE WON’T FORGET, WE WON’T FORGIVE!

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Change the Ref

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Pilot, Captain Chesley Sullenberger III …. “✈️🇺🇸 The Fabric of our Nation is Under Attack 🇺🇸✈️ …. “!!


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~~November 3, 2018~~ 

VOTE AGAINST GOP CONTROL

~WE CANNOT WAIT FOR ANYONE TO SAVE US~

Capt. Chesley Sullenberger

MAY DAY, MAY DAY, MAY DAY!

I was always impressed by this American human being.

I didn’t know much about him until the ‘miracle in the Hudson’ happened.

For sure, I watched the movie.

Yet, last night, as I watched  him on ‘The Last Word‘, I learned to admire, respect even more and totally agree with him.

His gravitas is impressive.

Take a look!

HortyRex©

~The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell~

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The pilot who orchestrated a dramatic plane landing in the Hudson River nearly 10 years ago encouraged Americans to vote in next week’s midterm elections in a Washington Post op-ed published Monday, October 29, writing that “we cannot wait for someone to save us.”
“The fabric of our nation is under attack, while shame – a timeless beacon of right and wrong – seems dead,” Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, whose “Miracle on the Hudson” landing in 2009 spared the lives of all 155 passengers aboard, writes.

“This is not the America I know and love.

We’re better than this.”

The op-ed comes toward the close of a wrenching political season marked by divisive language, conspiracy theories and race-baiting attacks, from Drumpf to local leaders.

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“We cannot wait for someone to save us.

We must do it ourselves.

This Election Day is a crucial opportunity to again demonstrate the best in each of us by doing our duty and voting for leaders who are committed to the values that will unite and protect us,” Sullenberger writes nearly a week before next week’s elections.

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Following the 2009 landing, Sullenberger says that he realized his fame had given him “a greater voice.”

“I knew I could not walk away but had an obligation to use this bully pulpit for good and as an advocate for the safety of the traveling public,” he writes.

“I feel that I now have yet another mission, as a defender of our democracy.”

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 Chesley B. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger III

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/30/politics/chesley-sullenberger-washington-post-op-ed/index.html

~WASHINGTON POST FULL OP-ED~

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/we-saved-155-lives-on-the-hudson-now-lets-vote-for-leaders-wholl-protect-us-all/2018/10/29/554fd0e6-d87c-11e8-a10f-b51546b10756_story.html?utm_term=.4bb6b8cb6ea5

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~~Capt. Sullenberger: Vote Against GOP Control~~

The Last Word

~~Published on Nov 3, 2018~~

Capt. Sully Sullenberger has a message for the American people: “everyone, everywhere must vote.”

Capt. Sully urges voters to save our democracy from a President that is not capable or willing to change.

~MSNBC~

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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‘Why Oprah Votes’ …. “🤨 OPRAH WINFREY AND STACEY ABRAMS …. The Perfect Combo 🤨 …. “!!


Oprah Winfrey Campaigns With Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams

~~November 2, 2018~~ 

OPRAH WINFREY AND STACEY ABRAMS

Oprah Winfrey campaigns with Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams

What a magnificent sight!!

I’ve been closely following Stacey’s gubernatorial run in Georgia and know all about the devious, cheating ways of Brian Kemp.

There’s a huge disenfranchisement of African-American voters at the hands of the Secretary of state who, at the same time, is running for governor.

Tad hypocritical, tad conflict of interests, you think?

Anyway, Oprah’s on the way!!

Here’s so hoping that this takes Stacey over the top!!

HortyRex©

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Oprah Winfrey has lent her star power to Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat aiming to become America’s first black female governor in the midterm elections next week.

“I am here today because Stacey Abrams cares about the things that matter,” Winfrey told a cheering crowd at a Cobb County town hall, citing Abrams’ stance on environmental protection, healthcare and gun control.

Winfrey, who said she is a registered independent, has long championed Democratic Party causes and some fans earlier this year tried to encourage her to run against Drumpf in 2020.

She has said she does not want to run.

“I’m here today because of the men and because of the women who were lynched, who were humiliated, who were discriminated against, who were suppressed, who were repressed and oppressed … I refuse to let their sacrifices be in vain,” she told the audience, to cheers.

Abrams’ Republican rival, Brian Kemp, serves as Georgia secretary of state, a role in which he oversees state elections. Earlier this month, a coalition of state civil rights groups sued Kemp, accusing him of trying to depress minority voter turnout to improve his chances of winning.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit” 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/nov/01/oprah-winfrey-stacey-abrams-georgia-campaign-town-hall-midterm-election

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~TAKEAWAYS~

 She came to Georgia because she chose to, not because anyone paid her

 She doesn’t plan on running for president

Voting is extremely important to her

‘For anybody here who has an ancestor who didn’t have the right to vote and you are choosing not to vote, wherever you are in this state, in this country, you are dishonoring your family, you are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy, their suffering and their dreams when you don’t vote,” Winfrey said, adding that the right to vote is like “the crown that we all get to wear.”

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~~Why Oprah votes … and Wants You To~~

~~Published on Nov 1, 2018~~

Oprah Winfrey campaigns with Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in Marietta, Georgia.

#CNN #News

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#WhyOprahVotes  #OprahWinfrey #StaceyAbrams #PerfectCombo #Georgia #GubernaorialCandidate #DemocraticGubernatorialCandidate #Midterms2018 #Marietta #Georgia #CNN #TheCrownWeWear #HonorYourHeritage #HonorYourFamily #HonorYourAncestors

#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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IF YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO THE LONGER VERSION

Oprah Winfrey campaigns with Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams

~~Published November 1, 2018~~

Oprah Winfrey is joining the campaign trail canvassing for Democrat Stacey Abrams in the Georgia gubernatorial election. Abrams is locked in a tight race with Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

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James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke Guest …. “💕🎼 Barbra Streisand …. Beyond So Very Special 🎼💕 …. “!!


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~~November 2, 2018~~ 

BARBRA STREISAND AND JAMES CORDEN

~WHAT A PLEASING COMBINATION~

The master, the legend, the icon, the diva!

She has a fun side and a message for these times!!

Love them both.

Enjoy !!

HortyRex©

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Streisand revealed that she’d failed her written driver’s test three times while attempting to get her license renewed

“I was so nervous, a little bit like I am now because I have you in the car,” she told Corden. She also said that she hasn’t been driving a lot lately because her mind “is twirling” and she recently found herself driving the wrong way on the highway. “This is not what I need to hear right now,” her fellow passenger jokes.

“I thought, ‘That’s it, I’m not driving anymore,'” she said, adding, “But you’re lucky.”

“If this is how I go out, I’ll take it,” Corden jokes. “Corden died at the hands of Barbra Streisand. ‘Is she OK?’ She’s fine, thank god.”

When asked about the current political climate and how she’s coping, Streisand explained that that’s why she created the album, which is fittingly titled Walls.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/barbra-streisand-tackles-driving-woes-carpool-karaoke-1157356

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~~Barbra Streisand Carpool Karaoke~~

 

~~Published on Nov 1, 2018~~

In a bind, James Corden calls on Barbra Streisand for a ride to work. In addition to singing her classics and music from her new album, “Walls,” Barbra demonstrates how she failed her driving test three times, and how she was able to get Apple’s Siri to pronounce her name correctly.

The Late Late Show with James Corden 

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#CarpoolKaraoke #JamesCorden #TelevisionHost #CordenCarpoolKaraoke #LaughterBestMedicine #heLateLateShow #CBSTelevision #Icon #Legend #Master #Diva #FunTime #AmericanTreasure #BarbraStreisand #NewAlbum #Walls

#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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Dialysis Treatment in Vieques, Puerto Rico …. “🇵🇷 A 10-12 Hour Commute for Life-Saving Treatment …. HuffPost Reports 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~October 31, 2018~~ 

DIALYSIS TREATMENT

~VIEQUES, PUERTO RICO~

This is a topic which is very dear and close to my heart.

As a retired physician, I fully understand the process, the need for treatment, the underlying medical conditions and the meaning of life-saving treatment.

On the other hand, my only brother died of complications of chronic renal failure several years ago. In the aftermath of Hurricane María, I often thought about him and how he would manage to receive this three times a week treatment when the electrical power situation and the hospital care was so lacking in my country.

One year after Hurricane María, Puerto Ricans living in Vieques, go through harrowing, uncomfortable, tiring, exhausting and dangerous ways to receive their treatment.

This video explains their situation.

An American possession with this ‘quality of care’?

Laughable … not!!

HortyRex©

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In medicine, dialysis is the process of removing excess water, solutes, and toxins from the blood in people whose kidneys can no longer perform these functions naturally.

This is referred to as renal replacement therapy.

~~Wikipedia~~

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Dialysis Patients Are Still Trekking 12 Hours for Care After Hurricane María
Left without a hospital, some Puerto Ricans must travel by plane for lifesaving treatment

Hurricane María totaled Vieques’s hospital, which housed the island’s only dialysis clinic

That set off an ongoing crisis for patients with kidney failure who cannot survive without dialysis and for whom the thrice-weekly round trip to a dialysis center in Humacao on Puerto Rico’s main island, including treatment, takes at least 12 hours.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/04/puerto-rico-dialysis-hurricane-maria/557741/

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~HuffPost Reports Facebook Video~

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 #PuertoRico #PostHurricaneMaria #Vieques #DialysisTreatment #ViequesPuertoRico  #12HourCommute #LifeSavingTreatment #HuffPostReports #TheAtlantic #RenalReplacementTherapy

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Ellen DeGeneres …. “🇵🇷🏳️‍🌈 Ricky Martin Makes a Surprise Visit ‘For Good’ 🏳️‍🌈🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~October 24, 2018~~ 

SURPRISE VISIT

~TWO OF THE BEST~

Two of the people I love the most in the entertainment business.

Both are members of my community, happily married, charismatic and kind.

A huge plus … Ricky is Puerto Rican!! 

I just ordered my T-shirt now. 

HortyRex©

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Ricky Martin shocked the audience with an unexpected visit to Ellen, and talked to her about JetBlue’s Check in For Good contest, what it’s like being married, and being nominated for an Emmy for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story“.

Plus, Ellen and her friends at Shutterfly also had a big surprise for Ricky so he can continue his efforts to help rebuild Puerto Rico.

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~~Ricky Martin Makes a Surprise Visit ‘For Good’~~

~~Published on Oct 24, 2018~~

Ricky Martin shocked the audience with an unexpected visit to Ellen.

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#RickyMartin #EllenDeGeneres #TheEllenShow #SupriseVisit #PuertoRico #PostHurricaneMaría #EllenDeGeneresShow #Kindness #BeKindToOneAnother #AllIn4PR #RickysShirt #JetBlue #CheckInForGood

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Ricky Martin’s “AllIn4PR” Shirt

https://www.charitystars.com/product/ricky-martin-allin4pr-shirt

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