Rochester patch: A Reuther Middle Schooler will have quite the what-I-did-this-summer story to tell when she starts back to school on Tuesday.
On Monday, Lilly Arbour completed a 17-month quest to meet all 115 of her elected officials when she spent a few minutes backstage with President Barack Obama, who visited Detroit for Labor Day….
I bet he indoctrinated her and made her join his brown shirt army.
Seriously, good for her.
I so love President Obama’s handwriting.
Ha! Good one.
And good for Lilly.
I love his hand writing too. And he’s a lefty like me!
Me too….and I’ve been staring at this palm for the last 20 minutes from the return to DC picture.
Any graphologists in the crowd? His handwriting is beautiful, wish it were mine.
Just sneaking in here to say that I am a lefty also and there is no other one in my entire family. I wonder how that happened.
Oh, me too, Barb. I’m the only lefty.
Another lefty here. Mine looks nothing like his though. :)
Thank you Chips!!! I love my ofa blog but sometimes I need a break fighting the Tea Party and Ron Paul supporters.
Why doesn’t OFA moderate the blog. They could take lessons from Chips!
They do and their idea of moderation is Free Speech for the trolls. It saddens me to see what that place has become
Great job Lily!
Right on Lilly! We pray you will grow up tp be a leader in our fair country, Lord knows we need people like you with focus, determination, AND the ability to accomplish big dreams! Well done, You!
Dang Chips, you and Obama BOTH rock the house.
Awesome! Way to go Lilly! Cherish this time in your life and remember how it felt to accomplish this goal. Keep it in your heart and use it whenever you’re tempted to feel discouraged. You can achieve anything!
Plus this ought to get you some major bonus point in Civics class!
Good night Family, And thanks to you all for live blogging the events while I was babysitting my 1 year Old nephew during the speech. I enjoyed every moment of it and thanks to Chipsticks for Uploading the Video and the wall to wall coverage. No one does it like you my dear. See you all tomorrow.
Go get ‘em, Lilly!
VP Joe Biden’s Speech At Coney Island
I’ve had a crush on this man all my life. Since he first became a Senator. I love me some Joe Biden.
Me too. His smile lights up a room, doesn’t it? I love seeing pics of him and Dr. Biden together too — they just look like they were made each other. Good people, the both of them. We are so lucky to have both an outstanding First Family and a great Second Family too.
What a lucky young lady
What child would dream that they could meet the President in person and get his help accomplishing a personal goal, just for the sake of actually accomplishing a personal goal? This was a small thing for the President, and only took him a few seconds or minutes. But, this one act will inspire many children and adults that daring to “dream big dreams” can lead to success, no matter how outlandish the goal – especially when one looks at the incredible road this historic President has already travelled. This is incredible and such a great way to end a good day.
I am watching a repeat of Piers Morgan interviewing Hill Harper. Hill was great. He deflected a bunch of stupid questions Piers asked him and spoke well and honest about his friendship with President Barack Obama.
Thanks so much for this Jojo. I’m watching it and Hill Harper is AMAZING not to mention incredibly SEXY! He went toe to toe with that hack Piers Morgan who tried to sell the meme that PBO is losing and a loser and Hill should be disappointed in him as a friend and as an African-American. What the hell?!!! Seriously!!! Hill didn’t stand for it. He cited the accomplishments of PBO and said those who mock him for his “leading from behind” strategy or call him a loser do so at their own peril. He said PBO is a FIGHTER and just as he believed in him 2008, he still believes that this country needs PBO for another term. Everytime Morgan tried to peddle one lie or another, Hill just cut him off with that smile and his voice and just defended PBO with facts, facts, and more FACTS. I’m sending Hill Harper a tweet of thanks. He was great.
I want to see this!
CNN might repeat it later tonight. Check you local station. Utaustinliberal was right on about Hill. He was amazing and he did it in a polite respectful way. Not like Christine O’Donnell who can’t hold her own in a paper bag, storms off the set because she can’t deflect stupid questions without getting nasty.
Glitter Rains Down on Anti-Gay Booth at MN State Fair
Top Bachmann aides stepping aside
By Aaron Blake and Chris Cillizza
Rep. Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign is undergoing significant staffing changes, with campaign manager Ed Rollins taking on a reduced role and deputy campaign manager David Polyansky departing.
I smell toast.
“The New York Times notes the change came on the day Rollins was quoted in the Washington Post expressing pessimism about Bachmann’s campaign: “The Perry-Romney race is now the story, with us the third candidate.”
” The Fix: “Hovering over the departures is Bachmann’s reputation. She, more than most members of Congress, is notorious for the amount of staff turnover in her congressional office, going through numerous chiefs of staff, including some who don’t speak highly of the congresswoman these days.”
The quitter must be lovin’ that.
Another bites the dust…..
She’s probably hard off for money as well. I wonder if she can make it to the Iowa caucuses even. Seems her supporters are all flocking to Perry, which many expected.
I just hope Perry and Romney go hard at each other, I have a feeling they might be the eventual ticket, and they’ll hold their fire at each other.
CNN did a wrap up of the days activities. It looks like Rick Perry is going after Mitt Romney about his job creation claims in Massachusetts.
Obama rallies union supporters on Labor Day
Perry was also slated to take part in DeMint’s forum but backed out Monday morning to return to Texas as it battles growing wildfires.
Perry did, however, participate in GOP Rep. Tim Scott’s town hall series in Conway, South Carolina, before returning home.
While in Conway, Perry sharply criticized Romney’s job growth record in Massachusetts.
“There’s one (GOP candidate) … that’s created jobs all over the world,” Perry said, referring to Romney’s oft-mentioned record in the private sector. “But while he was the governor of Massachusetts, he didn’t create very many jobs.
“We cannot choose a nominee … that is going to blur the lines,” Perry added. The GOP needs “someone who has a very stark difference (with) the president of the United States … and I would suggest to you I’m that person.”
I like the “blur the lines” quote from Perry – that could be a go-to attack to frame Romney. It will go to the “Who is the real Romney/Can you trust Romney” meme.
They won’t go hard at each other. The probably already agreed to be soft so they can hook up on the same ticket. Whomever is the nominee will invite the other and the Teathug machine will be off to the races.
Hill Harper was just on Piers Morgan and Hill had amazing things to say about the President.
Piers looked so stupid trying to turn and twist what Hill was saying but Hill came out looking like the only adult in the room.
You could tell that he definitely had the President’s back.
This image reminds me of a totally random but great piece of artwork I saw months ago: http://doodleofboredom.com/post/5826032185/barack-obamas-signature-is-totally-a-cartoon-baby
that is great! thanks for sharing!
I just tweeted Piers Morgan and told him that he reminded me tonight why i stopped watching CNN . Told him to move to FOX.
I was just telling my mom that he should move over to FOX.
He has the one trait that all the so called interviewers on FOX has… not allowing people to finish their answers. And then had the gall to tell Hill “Let me finish”.
At that point I was really mad. But you got to hand it to Hill. He has a very good temperament and self control.
No wonder he’s been the President’s friend for more than 20 years.
Everyone has got to watch Hill Harper’s (the actor from CSI: New York) appearance on Piers Morgan Tonight. He’s been a friend of President Obama for 20+ years and he was great. He didn’t give Piers an inch and refuted the msm BS narrative that PBO is weak or a loser and hasn’t erradicated poverty, yadi yada yah. Hill defended President Obama with facts, truth, facts, and more truth. The show re-airs at 12PM EDT/11PM CDT/9PM PDT on CNN. It was BRILLIANT! and Hill is getting mucho mucho love, thanks, and appreciation on twitter.
i’m happy to hear that report ut, thanks!
Nice unfortunately I’m heading to bed. Maybe I can find a clip online. Thanks for the heads up.
Piers Morgan is an unapologetic homophobe. Anyone who’s spent more than 20 minutes watching him — whether on CNN or judging on America’s Got Talent — can see for themselves.
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