What the Hell More Do Americans Want From President Obama?

The Political Agitator response: For him to go away because they can’t get over him being President even after being elected 2 terms.

It goes without saying that the honeymoon is definitely over for President Obama, and it has been for quite some time. His approval rating teeters near all-time lows, while it’s looking very bleak for his party heading into this year’s midterms. And while I understand that no president is ever more popular than their first day in office, I simply don’t understand this intense negativity that’s constantly thrown toward the president.

The biggest problem is that President Obama was elected with expectations from the American people that he was never going to be able to live up to. Many Americans really seemed to believe that he was going to come in, wave a magic wand, and instantly everything was going to be sunshine and kittens. Quite a few Americans who voted for Obama, but are now disappointed with him, are some of the same people who simply had unrealistic expectations about what he would be able to accomplish considering the circumstances he’s dealt with since being elected. And for that, they’re now “angry” at him because their hopes for him were so lofty that he was never going to be able to live up to them. (Source: Read more)

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Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon announces resignation–Alabama 13 WVTM

The Political Agitator response: It appears that Dr. Witherspoon made some major accomplishments inspite of.

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon announced his resignation at a board meeting, Tuesday night.

Witherspoon has been Superintendent of the school system since spring of 2010. He came to Birmingham from the Edgecombe Public Schools system in rural Tarboro, North Carolina.

The Birmingham City School Board tried to fire Witherspoon back in 2012, but the vote failed. The board tried once again to terminate Witherspoon that summer. The state intervened and took over the school system.

Witherspoon’s contract was set to end in 2018. His resignation is effective December 31, 2014.

He released the following statement on his resignation:

“Today, I announce that I am resigning as Superintendent of Birmingham City Schools effective December 31, 2014. This decision will allow me to pursue other opportunities, and gives the Board of Education the time needed to make a smooth transition as it searches for a new superintendent.

In the past 4 ½ years as Superintendent for Birmingham City Schools I have gained 24,500 great memories I can take along with me the rest of my professional journey. I thank this board, our parents, community members, and our students for allowing me the wonderful opportunity to serve as superintendent. (Source: Read more)

Gurley will not be with Bulldogs in Arkansas – AJC

By Chip Towers

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Athens — The Georgia Bulldogs traveled to Little Rock, Ark., Friday without star tailback Todd Gurley.

UGA officials on Friday continued to decline comment about the ongoing eligibility issue facing their star tailback. However, the NCAA reinstatement process and Georgia’s current place in it makes it evident that Gurley could not be cleared in time to play against Arkansas on Saturday even if it wanted.

The NCAA on Thursday evening confirmed that it has yet to receive the investigative report from UGA. Georgia’s compliance staff has been overburdened of late as it had to ready for a major infractions hearing in Indianapolis on Wednesday. UGA had that meeting in the morning, then met with eligibility staff later in the day while they were in the city that houses the NCAA’s headquarters. (Source: Read more)

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