2019 has begun in earnest. I had the pleasure to be supportive of the Daily Outsider as the new year began. I decided today to be a bit different as I decided to share some fabulous tweets from having been witness to history today with these three great Americans who I had the honor to send out a Hooah to them:
5 eyes. 5 arms. 4 legs. All American.
— Rep. Brian Mast (@RepBrianMast) January 3, 2019
What also blew me away was this as Congressman Omar took her oath of office — and it is a testament to America that an 1837 Regulation prohibiting headscarves was changed because she wears a hijab — This is as Congresswoman Rashida Taib took her oath of office on Thomas Jefferson’s Quran and noted on her Twitter page this simple yet profound powerful statement: “….This really happened. I am U.S. Congresswoman. Not bad for a girl from southwest Detroit who didn’t speak English, daughter of Palestinian immigrants.,,,: Wow!!!!
The Folks at the Hummingbird paid homage to Congresswoman Omar:
Young @IlhanMN fled war & conflict in Somalia and grew up in a refugee camp in Kenya. Ilhan’s family immigrated to the US with nothing.
Today, she is sworn in to the House as the first Somali American Congresswoman in US history!
— The Hummingbird 🐦 (@SaysHummingbird) January 3, 2019
Being witness to yesterday sent chills through my spine as I was so proud of our Country. It is such that gives me hope as I salute all who took on the mantle to serve. But, There are profound challenges before us though with a looming recession, a lingering government shutdown and profound challenges beyond the shores of our land — but yesterday was a day of celebration. One indication of the troubles is what Apple has had to deal with — a loss of 450 Billion in market value. More on that soon here and throughout the Daily Outsider Properties…