Archive for May 18th, 2012

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May
12

10 million thanks ;-)

Crikey Mikey, we’re nearly at the 10 million mark.

Okay, you know what annoying thing happens when the blog reaches a certain number of hits …. I pester you about donating to TOD’s Obama/Biden 2012 fundraiser.

So, here we go again:

If you could spare $10 and if you’re an exceptionally magnificent person, you could click that link below and donate.

Anyone who donates more than $10 will get 10,000 of these buttons in the post:

(I got them for free, for some reason they were no longer selling)

Thank you everyone SO much for your support – and your company (although it should be clarified: most of those 10 million hits were me checking in to clear the spam folder of links to sites offering to enlarge every body bit you could possibly imagine – even ear lobes).

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Time for a tune, methinks:

Love ya 😉

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And here’s the fella we’re fighting for:

President Barack Obama walks to welcome guests at the G8 summit in Camp David, May 18

… with French President Francois Hollande

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President Barack Obama hosts a working dinner in Laurel Cabin during the G8 Summit at Camp David, Md., May 18, 2012. Seated clockwise from the President are: Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of Russia, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of Japan, Prime Minister Mario Monti of Italy, Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, and President François Hollande of France. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama talks with José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and Prime Minister Mario Monti of Italy, during a G8 Summit welcome reception in Laurel Cabin at Camp David, Md., May 18, 2012. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of Russia and President François Hollande of France talk together at left. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

18
May
12

Heads up: Official greeting of G8 leaders

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CBS live streaming

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Catching up….

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18
May
12

Chat away

Have to go out for a while, try to be good (especially you amk), will catch up later – chat away 😉

18
May
12

Heads up: PBO speaking in DC

White House live

CNN live streaming

18
May
12

Rise and Shine

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10:15: The President will deliver remarks at the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security at the Ronald Reagan Building, DC

11:00: Holds a bilateral meeting with President Francois Hollande of France

12:30: VP Biden attends a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware

6:00: PBO departs the White House en route Camp David

6:30: Arrives at Camp David

7:30: Greets G8 leaders

7:50: Hosts a welcome reception for G8 leaders

8:00: Hosts a working dinner for G8 leaders

Saturday: PBO will remain at Camp David for the G-8 Summit. Later on Saturday, he will travel to Chicago, Illinois, where he will welcome NATO allies and partners to his hometown for the NATO Summit on May 20-21. The First Lady will travel to Chicago with the President.

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USA Today: President Obama will announce a new initiative Friday morning designed to lift up to 50 million African people from poverty through private investments in agricultural projects on the nation’s poorest continent.

The effort, to be unveiled as leaders of the world’s most powerful nations convene at Camp David for a two-day summit, follows an earlier Obama initiative to generate $22 billion in government assistance for undernourished Africans that was announced at the 2009 Group of 8 summit in L’Aquila, Italy.

Obama plans to announce his plan at an all-day event on African food security in Washington, then travel to Camp David where he will host the G8 summit later Friday and Saturday.

More here

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Glenn Kessler (Washington Post): “We were able to help create over 100,000 jobs. On the president’s watch, about 100,000 jobs were lost in the auto industry and auto dealers and auto manufacturers, so he’s hardly one to point a finger.” — Mitt Romney, interview on Hot Air, May 16, 2011

The 100,000 jobs is back! The presumptive GOP nominee all but stopped mentioning he created 100,000 in the private sector after we declared in January that claim was untenable and unproven…..

….. The logic there escapes us. Romney appears to be saying it is okay to count jobs created after he left Bain, but it’s not okay to count jobs lost after he left Bain.

…. So Romney gets a “repeat offender” award …. But let’s also look at his claim that 100,000 jobs were lost in the auto industry “on the president’s watch.” That’s a new one.

….. Romney’s remarks make little sense …. his assertion that 100,000 jobs have been lost in the auto industry “on the president’s watch” does not add up.

Yes, there were some painful cuts in the auto industry at the start of Obama’s presidency, largely because tough choices had to be made. One could argue whether those choices were necessary or effective, but the bottom line is clear: No matter how you slice it, jobs overall have grown substantially in the auto industry under Obama….

Full article here

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ThinkProgress

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Morning everyone 😉




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