October 13, 2016
First Lady Michelle Obama. DCCC image
President Barack Obama maybe told us. We need to listen to first Lady Michelle Obama.
Some wag said back at the convention, think about it this way: How would you like to be Barack Obama, and realize you’re not even the best orator in your own home?
Listen to what Michelle Obama said about the election, today, October 13, in Manchester, New Hampshire. Here I start just over five minutes in, at the serious stuff that goes for about 9:30 minutes:
Mrs. Obama had some good things to say about the future for girls, and women, in the first five minutes, too, you may want to see. Full 24-minute speech here:
May 17, 2013
It’s a prize-winning photograph by “Scout Tufankjian, an independent photographer whose portfolio includes a book of photographs from Obama’s first run for the White House.”
Barack and Michelle Obama in Booth No. 3 at Lagomarcino’s in the Village of East Davenport, Iowa, during the 2012 election campaign
Photographs sometimes reveal truths, and sometimes those truths are wonderful, and smile-making.
Bill Wundram’s column discusses the photo, in the Quad-City Times (it’s worth the click to read it).
THE QUIETUDE of the soda fountain booth was a marked difference from a rousing Obama appearance a half-hour earlier at a curb-to-curb outdoor rally.
After the speech, the Obamas adjourned to the cool of Lago’s. Tom had prepared for them to be seated in Booth No. 3.
“The Obamas were shaking so many hands before coming into our soda shop that I had to make three different chocolate sundaes for them.” Tom says. “They kept melting.”
You can see all the photos in this Sony contest in a slide show, here.
March 20, 2013
Not big news — they do this almost every year — but I want to put down the anchor on this story.
A photo from the distant, but indefinite past: “EASTER EGG ROLLING, WHITE HOUSE” “1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Why do I want to anchor it? In about three days, if tradition holds, I’ll get an e-mail from some vet madder than hell that Obama shut out the kids of military veterans from the Easter Egg Roll; the story he sends will probably claim Obama changed it to a Ramadan Relleno Roll, or something.
I post it here so I can find it quickly, then. Obama H8ers will distort every piece of good news. You can see the drumbeat start in the “More” section below. A Continuing Resolution passed the Senate today, and is expected to win approval in the House tomorrow, providing funds to continue the Easter Egg roll on April 13, as well as the rest of the government through the end of the Fiscal Year.
President Barack Obama cheers on children participating in rolling eggs across the South Lawn Monday, April 13, 2009, during the White House Easter Egg Roll. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Update: Turns out that Fox News had already slammed Obama, falsely, for keeping the Egg Roll on the calendar. As Mediaite reported, Fox News’s Megyn Kelly charged it was all politics, prompting White House press guy Jay Carney to explain the event is paid for out of donations, not out of the budget.
November 11, 2010
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama took on the cause of veterans as a special cause of this administration. In this public service announcement from the History Channel, Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, urge honor to 24.9 million veterans.
November 11 is Veterans Day, a U.S. federal holiday dedicated to honoring veterans who served honorably in war or peacetime.
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October 27, 2009
You probably have gotten the e-mail that claims Michelle Obama has the largest staff of any First Lady. Either you dismissed it as great sour grapes, or you may have given it a moment’s consideration before hitting delete.
Did you wonder whether the charge is true? Mudflats, the great blog from Alaska, tracked down the sources. Mudflats’ discoveries are well worth the read. You may want to bookmark that site for the next time you get the e-mail. You know there will be a next time.
Wall of shame: Sites that pass on the gossip as fact
Tip of the old scrub brush to Dr. Bumsted.