President Obama greets people as he arrives at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, August 30
Wow, Pres looks great as usual.
I can’t bring myself to turn on my Tele at all today in fear of looking at Dick Cheney, he looks like Mazrehi the Lockerbie Bomber in coma. I will watch it from the white house website. Thanks for the head up.
The President’s remarks are also being shown live on C-Span TV – no pundits or old coots visible.
The President just commented that he’ll be speaking to the nation about jobs next week …
The white house live stream is not working on my Ipad. I will wait for the video later, no watching TV for me today until Rev Al show. Have a good day everyone.
Good Morning Everyone
So good to read your comments and hear about the Tom Joyner interview.
I am anxious to hear from folks regarding things they are doing on the ground to help the President. These types of posts do so much to lift our spirits and inspire others.
Today I will be away from the blog most of the day. I am so fortunate to live in a strong Democratic area. Lynn Woolsey our congress woman is having a Jobs summit this afternoon with unions, progressives, and Dems in attendance. I am going representing MoveOn. We will present Lynn with the Contract for the American Dream (which she said she endorses). We will also be forming alliances with the other groups that attend. The message I will be carrying is “Jobs not Cuts” and we all work together to energize the base to support Dems in congress and the President in the coming weeks when the President puts forth his jobs agenda. This is not the time for disappointment, and squabbles from the past, this is war.
Tonight I meet with SEIU (the big local union) on a campaign they are supporting “Fight for a fair economy”. I would suggest that if any of you belong to a union you consider volunteering to help more within the union. They will need folks to attend meetings, make phone calls, and march.
Remember, when you do these types of things, POST IT HERE. i want to read about more than “what this idiot journalist said” or how bad Perry is – I want to know what you folks are saying and doing to make a difference. I know you are having conversations with family, friends and neighbors, sending email, posting to facebook, tweeting and showing up at OFA events.
One more pester….if you have not already done so, please sign the pledge to support the Contract for the American Dream – Van Jones is the president of this movement and he needs our help. Please note that the first 2 items in the contract deal with jobs.
This is terrific. Today I was able to meet with my fifth and final OFA neighborhood team leader. I waited all summer for her to have the time to get started but it was worth the wait. She is already brainstorming on projects that I was wanting to develop and adding her years of experience to the pot. One thing about starting early on the campaign is having the ability to respect the commitments that the best volunteers have (they always are involved people working in their communities and in their families, often juggling demanding jobs). I have found that its important to inoculate against guilt for those who’s life stage is what I term “in the thick of it”. They need to know anything they can do to participate is meaningful and helpful. For those who are younger, I term them the “ahead of the curve” group, who are in high school or college or just out, they are already participating where others aren’t normally taking notice, and I like to make things relevant for them and allow them to express their idealism. Finally, for the group I call the “encore” volunteers, they could easily say its not their responsibility anymore to carry the load, they have already done their part., but they don’t. Today my final team leader is in that category. These folks have so much experience to bring to bear and they can make the work so much easier because we don’t have to reinvent the wheel. They have so much trial and error in their history already.
The President looks and sounds awesome. I always get a sense of peace when he speaks.
Isn’t he wonderful?? It’s going to be a challenge for Rich Romney to criticize this speech, but I am sure he will find a way. Whatever his criticism, it will be outlandish and detached from reality.
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Well, I sure hope this guy’s prediction streak holds. ‘Never-fail system predicts Obama win’.
Take with pinch of salt and keep working, of course.
Ha!! We have an incredible First Lady.
She’s a Super Woman!!!
You’ve might of heard people talking about how Michelle Obama has such great looking arms and how she stays in shape. Turns out that Beachbody’s CEO Carl Daikeler and President Jon Congdon found out her secret the other night. After getting a chance to meet President Obama and introduce himself as the creator of P90X, the President turns and says:
“P90X! My wife does that. Man, I can hardly keep up with her!”
Sounds like Carl and Jon had a interesting time meeting the President. One of the body guards who we can assume is a Secret Service agent told them that pretty much the entire White House staff is doing P90X.
Now this is really going to make heads explode on the right. It will be interesting to see how they handle this since Congressman Paul Ryan is into p90x. He raves about it all the time.
p90X is gonna go off the charts. i wonder if it’s public yet? This was way better than Madison Ave.
I think Stephanie Miller was always talking about it on her radio show(?)
I love to see the President interacting with the audience after his speeches. And that million-dollar smile…sigh.
I watched the President’s speech on cspan and now across the bottom it says next up is Rick Perry. Does this mean he is going to speak at the Legion too? What a contrast this will be. I know the legion is very conservative but what will be their reaction to Perry?
It’s pretty offensive if Perry is speaking after President Obama at this Legion event. Shouldn’t the President always be the final speaker at these things? He’s the Commander in Chief, after all.
Speaking of talking back, I called my tea party representative today to ask that they reverse their position on defunding the UN and denying aid to Palestinian refugees legislation they plan to introduce today (source is Think Progress). I know this comes straight out of the right wing fundamentalist idea of the “one world government” paranoia. Also the idea that there will be a devastating war, that Israel will win, and then there will be the opportunity for people to escape death (true believers that is) and just ascend into heaven. These folks make the peace process the President and others are working on a much more difficult lift.
President O and his ohhhh soooo devastating SMILE!!
yes. yes, yes!
The President looks really really good in the pictures and the backdrop with all the people and personnel just enhances his aesthetic beauty.
What is President Obama doing in MN?
Damn, I love this man
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