Posts Tagged ‘blue

13
Nov
12

“Rhapsody in Blue”

The New Yorker: “Since no one knew which way the election was going to go, I was trying to come up with as many cover ideas as I could, which was also just a great way to distract me from worrying about the election,” says Mark Ulriksen, the artist of this week’s cover “Rhapsody in Blue.” “And as I was sketching … I heard that CNN was going to light up the Empire State building according to whether it was a blue or red victory. I thought it was wonderful…

…. If it had been lit up red, I would’ve been disappointed …. I’m grateful that, as my mom says, ‘my team won.’”

More here

Thanks BWD

11
Aug
11

out of a clear blue sky….

President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Aug. 11, en route to Michigan.

President Obama walks toward Marine One while departing the White House, August 11

23
Jun
11

‘the professional left and the big sam president’

Blue Virginia: …. Keith Olbermann …. whose resurrected show Countdown is an echo chamber of one-sided thought with no room for debate and no tolerance for any divergence of opinion ….. ended his first program on the Current TV network with some singularly unsolicited instructions (not advice, but instructions, mind you) of what exactly the President should do regarding Afghanistan.

…I was born during Eisenhower’s first Administration. I barely remember Kennedy, and came of age during Nixon and Watergate. In all that time, I can never remember any President previously getting so much unsolicited advice from all quarters, nor can I ever remember any President receiving such hateful and spiteful gratuitous criticism and petulant behaviour from people who are supposed to be from his side of the political equation.

Before every major statement or speech, up pop various and sundry professionally Leftish talking heads, first, to tell us all what the President SHOULD say in his address; then after the speech, itself, they inhabit our screens, the very embodiment of moral and righteous consternation, to tell us why and how the President is wrong, what he should have said and, just basically, what a very bad, weak and naughty boy he has been. The boy bit is never openly stated, but it is just as much implied as if Joe Wilson, himself, had been issuing the criticism.

….From Olbermann and his crony, Michael Moore, on down, we’re presented with a series of armchair quarterbacks, who would always do a better job than this President…

… what’s so infuriating to Keith (and to Miss Jane and Marse Cenk and Miss Joan and all the rest) is the fact that, damn it, this President SHOULD be awfully sorry that he hasn’t done anything they reckon he’s said he’d do but carries on doing what he thinks is best and isn’t sorry at all. In fact, on occasion, he’s been damned uppity towards them …

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Thank you Tracy

11
May
11

poetry night (full video added)

President Obama speaks during a celebration of American poetry and prose at the White House, May 11

21
Apr
11

oh baby (updated: say hello to nate’s dad in the comments)

President Obama greets a young baby upon his arrival at San Francisco International Airport, April 20. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

19
Jan
11

dinner time

The Blue Room is seen in preparation for President Barack Obama’s State Dinner for President Hu Jintao of the People’s Republic of China, at the White House in Washington on January 19

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