Archive for February 19th, 2013

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Feb
13

They Deserve A Vote …..The Time Is Now

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19
Feb
13

“There is an endless supply of paint”

Houston Chronicle: Marcus Davis is resolute. As many times as vandals paint over a mural of President Barack Obama, he will repair the damage over and over again.

“There is an endless supply of paint,” said Davis, 41, who opened The Breakfast Klub in 2001. “This mural is symbolic of the presidency of Barack Obama. He wakes up every day to obstacles and challenges far greater than a doggone mural being defaced. If he has the level of courage and type of character that causes him to continue to go on, I’ll be damned if I stop.”

More here

Thank you Dudette!

Okay people, from here on in, when we’re feeling crap, this will be our motto:

“There is an endless supply of paint.”

;-)

19
Feb
13

Tiger on his round with the President: “We won.” :-)

Thank you The Lovely Plains! (@DaRiverZkind)

Full interview here – but the rest is mainly about, um, golf

19
Feb
13

The Editor

President Barack Obama works on his inaugural address with Jon Favreau, Director of Speechwriting, not pictured, in the Oval Office, Jan. 16, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

See The Atlantic

19
Feb
13

Greg Mitchell: ‘When Crybaby Interviewed the President’

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Greg Mitchell: A lot of outrage, and not-so-gentle mockery, this morning over a classic Politico piece by editor Jim VandeHei and chief reporter Mike Allen complaining about President Obama manipulating the press….

So John Cook, editor of Gawker, just performed a public service by posting on Twitter every question Allen chose to ask President Bush when he did get full access back in 2008. You may remember 2008 – the economy was about to collapse and we were still in a full shooting war in Iraq …. these below catch the spirit. Keep in mind that Allen wrote today that Obama avoids Politico reporters in part because they “ask tough, unpredictable questions.”

Q: Now, Mr. President, you and the First Lady appeared on American Idol’s charity show, “Idol Gives Back.” And I wonder who do you think is going to win? Syesha, David Cook, or David Archuleta?

See the full unmissable post here

And read Charles Pierce here

19
Feb
13

The Time Is Now

President Barack Obama signs letters from children backstage after signing executive orders and unveiling new gun control proposals as part of the Administration’s response to the Newtown, Conn., shootings, and other tragedies, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, Jan. 16, 2013. The children wrote the President letters in the wake of the Newtown tragedy expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety (Photo by Pete Souza)

Lots more new White House photos here

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Heads up:

10:45 President Obama will call on Congress to avert the automatic spending cuts coming next week

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