Archive for March 25th, 2014

25
Mar
14

Night owl chat – MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC! (and a poem)

Just some good tunes and a wonderful poem.

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Elbow – One Day Like This

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Pharrell – It Girl

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25
Mar
14

The President’s Day

@petesouza: Pres Obama w young girl during an event at the US Embassy in The Netherlands today

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All times local:

9:15 AM: The President met with President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan

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9:55 AM: Arrived at the World Forum at The Hague to participate in the Nuclear Security Summit

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10:0 AM: Attended the leaders-only plenary session

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@PeteSouza: Pres Obama talks on phone to Washington Gov Jay Inslee about mudslide in Oso. Alyssa Mastromonaco is in foreground

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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte hands over a symbolic stick to President Obama at the closing session of the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit

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12:15 PM: Joined Nuclear Summit leaders for a family photo

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1:0 PM: Participated in a working lunch with plenary discussion

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2:30 PM: Attended the third plenary discussion

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4:0 PM: Held a joint press conference with Prime Minister Rutte

Text of remarks here

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5:0 PM: Held a bilateral meeting with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

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6:30 PM: Held a trilateral meeting with President Park Geun-Hye of the Republic of Korea and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan

President Obama with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, at the start of their trilateral meeting at the US Ambassador’s Residence in the Hague

Text of remarks here

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7:40 PM: Met and greeted Embassy personnel

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8:35 PM: Departed The Netherlands en route Brussels, Belgium

Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam

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9:15 PM: Arrived Brussels, Belgium

President Obama is welcomed by Belgium’s King Philippe (C) and Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo (L) upon his arrival at Brussels Airport

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25
Mar
14

ObamaCare: Not Numbers But People

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25
Mar
14

Wherein I go on a little rant

Well kids, our never-ending election season is about to shift into high gear. And it’s an off-year election, a midterm if you will, which occurs every two years in between the only elections which Democratic voters seem to think matter. Which means we’re hearing it from the usual quarters that “Both parties are the same” or “elections don’t matter” or “I voted for Obama—isn’t that enough.”

Don’t like Diane Feinstein? Well, she’s not my favorite cup of tea either.

Don’t like Mark Pryor? Yeah, he’s kind of not my favorite Democrat.

Don’t like the Blue Dogs who will try to wrest control of the House away from Teabaggers? No, they may not be what Markos Moulitsas calls “better Democrats”.

But you know what? I don’t give a fuck.

Democrats like Feinstein and Pryor will make sure that Harry Reid remains Majority Leader, and sets the agenda in the Senate. The Blue Dogs so disparaged by those on the Purity Left gave Nancy Pelosi the gavel from 2007 to 2011 and allowed President Obama to get ACA passed and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repealed. And if they win in November, Pelosi will again be Speaker, and actual legislation will once again move.

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25
Mar
14

President Obama’s News Conference

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