Archive for May 8th, 2011

08
May
11

night everyone

Honestly, I thought it would take a month to reach ‘The Obama Diary’ $1,000 fundraising target for Obama/Biden 2012 … but in one hour we got to $400.

You are seriously good people 😉

See the original ‘Every Dollar counts’ post here

Donate to Obama/Biden 2012 through The Obama Diary here

Or leave a message in the comments if you want to receive an official ‘invite’ from the OFA website to donate through The Obama Diary page on barackobama.com

Even $10 will help – add up a gazillion 10 dollars, and we can fight the Koch Brother and their buddies.

Please do what you can to fund Obama/Biden 2012.

Thank you!

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Update:

You crazy lovely people 😉

08
May
11

60 minutes

**** See the complete interview here ****

President Obama described the daring nighttime raid on Osama bin Laden’s Pakistani compound as one of the “longest 40 minutes of my life,” giving his first detailed account Sunday of the plot to capture the world’s most wanted terrorist.

The mood inside the Situation Room was “very tense,” and it only intensified when one of the helicopters went down early on in the operation, Obama said on CBS’s “60 Minutes.”

“There were big chunks of time in which all we were doing was just waiting,” Obama said. “And it was the longest 40 minutes of my life with the possible exception of when [daughter] Sasha got meningitis when she was three months old and I was waiting for the doctor to tell me that she was all right.”

08
May
11

the freak show gets freakier

CNN: Potential GOP candidate Herman Cain has indicated that he will formally announce he will run for president at an event to be held in two weeks. And despite many political observers dismissing him as a potential challenger, his campaign’s communications director told CNN on Saturday, “We are running an operation because we are first-tier. We’re serious.”

….In January, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza was the first Republican to officially form a presidential exploratory committee. Cain won the Tea Party live straw poll at a summit in Phoenix in February and has since courted potential supporters in the early primary and caucus states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, among other stops around the country.

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Thanks Gail 😉

I love the line “We are running an operation because we are first-tier” …. you’d hate to see the GOP’s second tier 😯

08
May
11

every dollar counts…..

Hey everyone. I know most of you already donate what you can to the President’s re-election campaign, but I decided to set up an ‘Obama Diary’ fundraising page at BarackObama.com (OFA) today just so the blog can do its very, very, very small bit! The fundraising target is $1,000 (donations start at $10) – a drop in the Koch brothers-infested ocean, I know, but as we learnt in 2008, small sums add up beautifully 😉

I know that many of you won’t be in a position to donate because you’re going really tough times financially, so don’t worry at all if you can’t, you already contribute to the re-election campaign with time, effort, heart and soul!

Click here

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Yikes, some of you are having problems with that link – until I sort it out, just leave a message if you want to donate to Obama/Biden 2012 and I can send you an ‘invite’ through the OFA website. Thank you for your patience!

08
May
11

blown away…

CBS: Colin Powell told graduates of South Carolina’s premier historically black university that they were graduating during a tumultuous time that saw a royal wedding, the beatification of a pope, and a U.S. military assault that killed Osama bin Laden, “the worst person on earth”.

But the former secretary of state and Joint Chiefs chairman told the 400 graduates of South Carolina State University that he particularly enjoyed another event of the past week: “That was when President Obama took out his birth certificate and blew away Donald Trump and all the birthers!”

The stadium and its 400 graduates roared in appreciation of Powell’s comments on the president’s move last week to quell the doubts expressed by those who haven’t believed that he was born in Hawaii…..

08
May
11

amazing

January 2009

08
May
11

fair and balanced!

ThinkProgress: One week after President Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden, the AP reports this afternoon on who we can expect to hear from on this week’s Sunday political talk shows:

ABC’s “This Week” — National security adviser Tom Donilon; Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.S., Husain Haqqani; former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Donilon; former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff; former CIA Director Michael Hayden; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.; former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Donilon; Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind.; NATO’s secretary-general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

“Fox News Sunday” — Donilon; former Vice President Dick Cheney.

That’s right. Despite the fact that President Obama gave the order to take down bin Laden, only one Obama administration official will take part in this Sunday’s festivities. By contrast, there are 5 former Bush administration officials making appearances. In total, 7 Republicans are on the networks this Sunday versus 2 Democrats. Torture apologists have been arguing this week that Bush’s torture program is responsible for getting bin Laden. Conveniently, this Sunday, some of the Bush administration officials involved in authorizing it will get their chance to defend themselves.

Steve Benen: ……by my count, nine Republicans from Congress or the Bush administration will be on this morning, as compared to three Democrats from Congress or the Obama administration. In other words, it’s a fairly typical Sunday – even after a major success story for a Democratic White House.

08
May
11

morning

Aug. 8, 2010 – Pete Souza: “We were walking through a locker room at the University of Texas when White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson stopped to weigh himself on a scale. Unbeknownst to him, the President was stepping on the back of the scale, as Marvin continued to slide the scale lever. Everyone but Marvin was in on the joke.”

Just a random old photo to make you smile 😉

Have a great Sunday!




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