Posts Tagged ‘atlanta

27
Jun
12

The Enthusiasm Gap, Part 562

Atlanta, Georgia, June 26

27
Jun
12

Rise and Shine

Gwinnett Daily Post: A canceled trip to the Georgia Aquarium could have been a downer, but for a group of campers from Lenora Academy in Snellville, it turned into an opportunity they’ll never forget.

The change in plans meant a water day at the Fountain of Rings in Centennial Olympic Park and lunch at the famous Varsity restaurant in Atlanta. Little did they know the President of the United States of America would be joining them.

“We saw all the activity and (were) wondering what was going on,” said Dawn Washington, assistant director at Lenora Academy.

Just after noon Tuesday, the excitement began. “What’ll you have?” Barack Obama was asked as he walked into The Varsity at the start of the lunch rush. He ordered five chili dogs, four hotdogs and a cheeseburger for his traveling staff and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Reed’s mother Sylvia Reed.

Washington’s daughter, 11-year-old Armonie, got to shake Obama’s hand after a brief chat and photo opportunity, which included other Lenora Academy campers. “It was really cool. I would never expect to meet the president in real life,” Armonie Washington said. Washington said some of the campers were crying tears of joy.

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AP: President Barack Obama is ramping up a fresh phase of his re-election bid with a bus tour next week, focusing more on direct engagement with voters and less on ritzy fundraisers.

Obama’s two-day road trip through Pennsylvania and Ohio — both are key battleground states in the November election — kicks off July 5, a campaign official said….

…. The president will still headline campaign fundraisers through the fall, but the official said Obama’s schedule would start to include more of a mix of campaign rallies and other events focused on speaking directly to a wide swath of voters in the states Obama needs most in order to hold the White House.

… Obama’s itinerary for the bus trip was still being finalized, but the official said the president probably would hold events in northern Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

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10:30: VP Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event in Dubuque, Iowa

12:40: President Obama meets for lunch with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed

3:00: PBO attends a campaign event

7:00: PBO delivers remarks at a picnic for Members of Congress. The First Lady also attends

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Morning everyone ;-)

26
Jun
12

This and That

Miami International Airport

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President Barack Obama talks to a group of kids from Lenora Academy in Snellville, Ga., during a stop at the Varsity, a restaurant in Atlanta, Ga., June 26, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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A supporter shouts ‘four more years’ as President Obama speaks at an Obama Victory Fund Reception in Atlanta

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President Obama is welcomed by Rep. Frederica Wilson after arriving at Miami International Airport

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Nick Anderson

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Members of the audience watch a video message from President Obama during an event to observe the ‘Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month’ at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia

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Next up:

8:30: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at The Fillmore Miami Beach

26
Jun
12

Heads up: President Obama speaking in Atlanta

Now (started early): President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Atlanta

CBS live streaming

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26
Jun
12

Atlanta

President Obama at the Varsity restaurant in Atlanta

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…. greeted by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, June 26

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Coming up:

1:25: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Atlanta

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17
Mar
12

the enthusiasm gap: atlanta

March 16, 2012

Also from yesterday …. this one completely cracked me up:

That’s how steady my camera would be too. :???:

And this one:

It’s just a pity all the enthusiasm is gone. Oh well.

17
Mar
12

rise and (st patrick’s day) shine

At the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, March 16

See Perry’s introduction here

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The Hill: President Obama will embark on a four-state tour next week to highlight his energy plan amid intensifying GOP attacks on the White House over soaring gas prices.

…. Obama will travel to Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Ohio on Wednesday and Thursday, and will deliver remarks in all four states. On Wednesday, the president will visit a solar facility in Boulder City, Nev. …. later Wednesday, he will tout the administration’s efforts to expand domestic oil-and-gas production at oil fields in Carlsbad, N.M.

Obama will travel to Cushing, Okla., Wednesday, where he will underscore the administration’s support for a major portion of the Keystone XL pipeline …. Lastly, Obama will speak about energy research at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

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USA Today: St. Patrick’s Day is coming late to Washington this year. The actual “holiday” is Saturday but the White House announced today that President Obama will host Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Tuesday.

“The president looks forward to commemorating his fourth St. Patrick’s Day in the White House with the Taoiseach and Mrs. Kenny, and to reciprocating the warm hospitality the Irish people extended to the president and Mrs. Obama during their visit to the Emerald Isle in May 2011,” the White House announcement said.

Also Tuesday, Obama will meet with First Minister Peter Robinson of Northern Ireland. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he will host Obama, Kenny and other officials at the speaker’s annual Friends of Ireland luncheon, also Tuesday.

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Robert Shrum: Republican voters are now the political equivalent of Mitt Romney’s famously abused dog Seamus. Mitt has put voters on the roof of his car, and he’s driving for the nomination whether they like it or not. More accurately, he’s sputtering toward the nomination as the roof-bound electorate periodically poops on his parade…..

Full post here

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Pic of the week?

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Read Liberal Librarian’s post on The Road We’ve Traveled at The People’s View

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Morning everyone ;-)




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