Posts Tagged ‘store
10:20 AM: PBO departs the W.H.
11:45 AM: Arrives in Albany, New York.
12:10 PM: Tours the SUNY Albany Nano-Tech Complex.
1:25 PM: Delivers remarks on the economy.
2:15 PM: Departs Albany.
3:40 PM: Arrives at the W.H.
5:55 PM: Speaks at the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies gala dinner.
Morning everyone ;-)
President Barack Obama poses for a picture during a stop at Great Eastern restaurant in the Chinatown section of San Francisco, Calif., Feb. 16, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Have we seen this WH Photo of the Day before? :???:
Steve Benen: Here was the witness table at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, as discussion about contraception access and health care got underway:
First Lady Michelle Obama greets members of the general public as they enter the Blue Room during their tour of the White House, Feb. 16, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
Friday (all times ET)
12:00: PBO departs San Francisco en route to Everett, Washington
1:50: Arrives Everett
2:05: Tours the Boeing Everett Production Facility
2:25: Delivers remarks
5:00: Delivers remarks at a campaign event
6:45: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Westin Bellevue Hotel
8:00: Departs Everett en route to Washington, DC
How excellent is this?
Yahoo: The campaign team that pioneered an iPhone app for volunteer recruitment and get-out-the-vote efforts for President Obama in 2008 is out with a new tool aimed at tapping into more cash in 2012: the Obama Victory Fund mobile phone credit card donations app, with swipe attachment.
…. Organizers equipped with the small, 1-inch square attachment that plugs into a smart phone will be able to accept credit card swipes from donors, whose information will be automatically entered into the campaign’s database through the software interface downloaded on the phone.
“The idea is that if you’re at a house party or in daily interactions – at a grocery store shopping – and someone sees your Obama for America button and wants to talk to you about the campaign, you can ask for a donation and accept it right then and there,” the aide said.
The tool will be made widely available this spring, when supporters will be able to download the free app in the Apple iTunes store and obtain the swipe attachment.
Better still, you can now buy a Bo magnet – woooot! Or should I say, woooof? :???:
SmartyPants spotted a brilliant comment under Andrew Sullivan’s post the other day, ‘Why Obama still matters’. It was written by “a black attorney in his 20’s” and, as she said, “he knocked it out of the park”:
…not to be too racial about this, but myself and a lot of my minority friends sense that white liberals’ disappointment from Obama comes from a sense of entitlement.
Unlike affluent white liberals, minorities in this country seem to have a better grasp of a key truth in life: you don’t always get everything you want. We know, if not firsthand then from the stories of our parents, that America isn’t always a nice place, and all you can hope for is incremental change. Unlike a lot of our affluent white liberal friends, we are used to not getting it all and have learned to live with it….
Read the rest at SmartyPants
Washington Post: President Barack Obama is bringing his family to Towson University, just north of Baltimore, to watch Towson play Oregon State on Saturday afternoon. The first lady’s brother, Craig Robinson, is Oregon State’s head coach.
A year ago:
President Obama gets a hug from his youngest daughter Sasha during an NCAA basketball game between Oregon State and Howard University
Steve Benen: It’s hard to overstate how much success the United States has had over the last few years against al Qaeda. The terrorist network … has been all but crushed. Remember a few years ago, before the 2008 elections, when Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) proclaimed on Fox News that al Qaeda members would be “dancing in the streets” if Barack Obama were elected president? Well, that turned out to be backwards.
…. in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s demise, the fact remains that al Qaeda, whatever its intentions for the future, has been reduced to a largely defeated force.
President Obama leaves the athletic facility at Fort McNair in Washington after playing basketball … the President signaled his approval of a deal ending the 149-day lockout between professional basketball players and owners. “Good deal,” he said, giving the thumbs up, when asked about the agreement that ended the NBA strike
….. visiting Kramerbooks in Washington, Nov. 26
The presidential purchases at the bookstore, according to the White House, included:
The Invention of Hugo Cabret – by Brian Selnick
Diary of a Whimpy Kid Cabin Fever – by Jeff Kinney
Tails – by Matthew Van Fleet
Descent into Chaos – by Ahmed Rashid
The Tiger’s Wife – by Tea Obreht
The Phantom Tollbooth – by Norton Juster
The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao – by Junot Diaz
Zen Shorts – by Jon Muth
The President has no public events scheduled for today, tomorrow or Sunday.
On Monday, the President will welcome the leaders of the European Union to a summit at the White House.
On Tuesday, he will host Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands for a meeting in the Oval Office.
On Wednesday, the President will travel to Scranton, Pennsylvania where he will deliver remarks urging Congress to act to extend and expand the payroll tax cut that has given tax breaks to millions of families across the country this year. In the evening, the President will travel to New York City where he will attend campaign events.
On Thursday, the First Family will attend the National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse.
On Friday, the President will host the White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Department of the Interior and deliver remarks.
A day late, but, well, never too late!
Morning everyone ;-)
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Some news agencies (eg Reuters) are reporting that he has died – but there is no confirmation yet.
Update: He’s dead.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama talk with staff while ordering pizza at Anna’s Pizza and Italian Kitchen in Hampton, Va., Oct. 19, 2011. The President and Mrs. Obama had lunch with four veterans during the stop, a part of the President’s three-day American Jobs Act bus tour. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Thanks Meta – original video here
Woot! Thanks Meta ;-)
Poor Mitt …. if this is what his GOP buddies are doing to him, just wait for the 2012 campaign ;-)
More here from Steve Benen on Romney v Perry
The pulled Romney ad:
A gazillion thank yous to everyone who has helped the Drive for Five (Thousand) – my eyes nearly popped out when I saw the figure this morning:
You’re a bunch of gems ;-)
Tim McCarver, the Fox Sports guy, will probably be hired soon by Romney as an economic advisor – he’s, eh, really good with numbers:
President Obama shakes hands the crowd after he and his daughters visited the Bunch of Grapes Book Store during their vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, August 19
Thanks for the video ChristiMtl ;-)
Justin Elliott (Salon): Here’s an interesting tidbit from Rick Perry’s past to keep an eye on. In the mid-1990s, the presidential candidate owned stock in a video rental store chain whose hardcore porn offerings drew the ire of conservative groups, according to a 2006 report on a liberal Texas blog. That item was resurrected by several liberal web sites this week.
Burnt Orange Report, a site founded by a Democratic activist, reported in 2006 that Perry’s 1995 financial disclosure showed he owned between $5,000 and $10,000 in stock in the company Movie Gallery. He was at the time state commissioner of agriculture.
Why is that significant? Because the now-defunct Movie Gallery, once a competitor to Blockbuster, was known for offering XXX porn rentals along with conventional Hollywood fare….
Ironically, it was the social conservative crusaders at the American Family Association – the very group that helped organize Perry’s stadium prayer rally this month – who spent years on an anti-porn campaign targeting Movie Gallery….
…. Perry’s stock holdings were put in a blind trust in 1996, so what he has owned since that year is not publicly known ….1995 was a long time ago, but never underestimate how intensely social conservatives in places like Iowa abhor porn… it’s not beyond the realm of imagination that it could become a real headache…..
Full post here
….. visiting DeWitt Dairy Treats, Aug. 16, in DeWitt, Iowa
President Obama pats Brady, a golden retriever, while visiting the Grasshopper antique store in LeClaire, Iowa
President Obama autographs a man’s t-shirt as he visits LeClaire, Iowa
President Obama tosses a bag of popcorn to members of the media in LeClaire
… meeting members of the girls junior volleyball team at Maquoketa High School, Iowa
A girl on the cross country running team smiles and looks back at her friends after meeting President Obama at Maquoketa High School
President Obama arrives at Toledo Express Airport, Ohio, June 3
….. visiting Rudy’s Hot Dog with Toledo Mayor Michael Bell, Owner Harry Dionyssiou is at right
… at the Jeep Wrangler plant at Chrysler Group LLC’s Toledo Assembly complex
…..taking the stage to address workers after his tour of Chrysler Group’s Toledo Supplier Park
…. greeting a young boy across the street after making an unannounced visit to Fred’s Pro Hardware in Toledo
President Barack Obama looks at candy on display at Donckers in Marquette, Mich., February 10, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
New Pete Souza photos released today – see here
Salon: When the Mama Grizzly hit the Dallas area in 2009, crowds lined up to see her. This time around, it was a non-event.
I showed up about midday to talk with the Barnes & Noble store director, to see if I could get access as a photographer … basically, she said no, I couldn’t be in the store and take photos while Palin was there.
…. her reality television people were there filming the event. TLC managed to get Barnes & Noble to restrict other media access during the signing. The local news outlets could not videotape during the actual signing of the books; there were to be no print journalists allowed and no questions could be asked of Palin while she was in the store.
… Another big difference for this most recent bookstore appearance by Palin is that there seemed to be much less interest in her latest book, and perhaps in her.
Here’s the waiting line for patrons to get their books signed while Palin was in the store on Sunday:
Compare that with the line waiting outside in 20°F weather at the previous Palin event a full six hours before the doors opened (many waited in line for 14 hours) as seen here in December 2009:
At both Dallas-area events, there was a common theme. The people waiting to see her were devoted and enthusiastic followers, and almost all of them were a homogeneous demographic — there were very few people of color, which made that contrast stand out all the more.
One last note: At the Legacy Bookstore signing in 2009, Palin signed about 1,300 books. At the Barnes & Noble store, they set aside about 250 books for her to sign.
It was a non-event.
Jeez, not even her North Korean allies turned up
Reduced from $25.99 to $12.99, but still only 22nd in Amazon’s bestseller list …. one ahead of ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book’. Aw.
A sign on the window of the Man Store in downtown Bar Harbor, Maine. According to its website, “The Man Store’s philosophy is very simple: Real Men Shop Here” – and they buy cigars and smoke them in their outdoor lounge.