Archive for May 26th, 2011

26
May
11

night everyone

President Obama arrives for a dinner hosted by President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in Deauville

Hello people, before I say a hearty goodnight, just a word – or several!

Since this blog started up, I’ve only ‘banned’ a single person – if you don’t count the troubled teabagger and professional leftie visitors who automatically end up in the junk folder, along with all those nice people trying to promote willy-growth products. There’s a link there, but I’ll behave.

Other than teabaggers, professional lefties and willy-growth promoters, I don’t want to ban anyone, I never, ever dreamt of being a ‘mod’ when I was growing up. Honest. The person in question, though, launched one too many attacks on fellow visitors to this blog, before sending me a parting message that focused largely on the hue of the President’s skin. Strange.

As you all know, this blog is proudly pro-President Obama – as I always say, there are countless other sites to visit if you want to spew bile all over him, or his supporters. But this place is designed to be a refuge from all that hate, and will always remain so.

All I ask is that people who comment here show respect for each other – and almost everyone of you does. But, please, no more “lighten up” comments (deleted) in response to sincere people who express from-the-heart opinions about an issue, just respectfully argue things out without abusing each other. Please?

Much as I hate doing it, I will ban people who bring hostility and nastiness to this place. I almost dished out a second ban today, but took a deep breath – we’ll see. Remember, this is a hate-free zone 😉

Thanks everyone, see you tomorrow.

President Barack Obama talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron before the start of the working G8 dinner at Le Ciro’s Barriere Restaurant in Deauville, France, May 25, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

26
May
11

eh, moneygall, france

Thank you Video Queen Donna 😉

26
May
11

up, up and away….

Politicususa: A new Quinnipiac poll released today found that in one month President Obama’s approval rating in Florida has gone from 44% to 51%.

….. the President has experienced a net 16 point swing … he went from having a net negative approval rating of 44%-52% in April to having a positive 51%-43% job approval rating in May.

Obama has made up most of his ground with Independents, who swung a net 18 points in his direction. The president’s job approval rating with the state’s Independents has gone from 39%-55% in April to 47%-45% today. Obama also gained a net 12 points in Democratic approval from 79%-16% in April to 86%-11% today. Obama experienced a huge swing with men in the state. He has gained a net 22 points. The president has gone from a 19 point negative split in April, 39%-58% to 47%-45% today.

….Something interesting happens when Gov. Rick Scott’s approval numbers from the same poll are compared with Obama’s. As Obama was gaining a net 18 point in the state, Gov. Scott was losing 16 points. His approval rating has fallen to a Palin-like 29%. His disapproval rating (54%) almost mirrors Obama’s new approval rating (51%)….

More here

26
May
11

there may be trouble ahead…

NY Mag: From the Time Capsule: Dominique Strauss-Kahn Meets Barack and Michelle Obama at a dinner during the G-20 conference in September 2009. Some pictures say a thousand words. This one just says two: No Touching.

Thank you Proud 😉

Although Michelle knows how to handle creeps …. remember her keeping Berlusconi at arm’s length?

😉

26
May
11

ah, bon soir carla! (video added)

President Obama is welcomed to a dinner by President Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy at the G8 summit in Deauville

26
May
11

muppet show update

Steve Benen: Gallup has a new poll this morning, asking Republicans who they prefer among their GOP presidential hopefuls. It’s the first national poll taken after several prominent figures – Huckabee, Daniels, Trump, etc.  withdrew from consideration. I found the results rather interesting:

1. Mitt Romney — 17%
2. Sarah Palin — 15%
3. Rand Paul — 10%
4. Newt Gingrich — 9%
5. Herman Cain — 8%
6. Tim Pawlenty — 6%
7. Michele Bachmann — 5%
8. Jon Huntsman — 2%
8. Gary Johnson — 2%
8. Rick Santorum — 2%

…Herman Cain, for example, has a lot more support than I would have expected…Campaign reporters are closely following Pawlenty and Huntsman, but Gallup shows Cain’s support matching Pawlenty’s and Huntsman’s totals combined.

Also note Palin’s second-place showing, nearly matching Romney … after all of this time as a national laughingstock, the former half-term governor is still one of the top GOP presidential candidates at the national level … Palin still has a following, ridiculous though it may be.

Full post here

***

Great stuff over at Balloon Juice where they’re suggesting names for the half termer’s movie (see here) – here are a few of them:

From Here to Inanity – Citizen Vain – Mentl – From Within Sight of Russia With Love – Not-Hur – The Devil Wears Mukluks – Driving Miss Crazy – Inarticulate Proposal – Chariots of Bile – The Woman Who Knew Too Little – Clueless – 12 Million Angry White Men – Legends of the Fail

Thank you Suzanne 😉

26
May
11

bonjour

President Barack Obama, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy wave for photographers as they arrive at the G8 Summit, in Deauville, France

President Obama greets supporters outside the Villa Le Cercle at the start of the G8 Summit in Deauville

It’s like Moneygall all over again 😆

26
May
11

leaving london

President Obama walks with first lady Michelle Obama before he boards Air Force One at London’s Stansted Airport

With Louis Susman, U.S. Ambassador to Britain

First lady Michelle Obama is driven from Stansted Airport after saying goodbye to her husband President Obama

*** But the AFP article said Michelle was going to France??!! ***




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