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good job

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at an event in the East Room of the White House, where Dr Jill Biden was also in attendance, at which a presidential initiative to support military families was announced

Is Adm. Mike Mullen about to be demoted? 😕

Information on the initiative here


17 Responses to “good job”


  1. 1 Hachikō
    January 24, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Here’s some new info on new interagency partnerships and initiatives to carry out this agenda:

    Led by the national security staff and the Domestic Policy Council, a new report from the White House identifies partnerships between agencies, including:
    -A Health and Human Services partnership with the Department of Defense “to best confront suicide trends within military family and Veteran populations, to normalize preventive training and peer-level counseling to best treat psychological needs of our military families, and expand access and quality of child care resources.”

    -A partnership between Housing and Urban Development, Veterans Affairs, Labor, and HHS “to achieve the aggressive goal of unqualified elimination of homelessness by 2015.”

    -DoD, Labor, Commerce, and the Small Business Administration will “collaboratively [engage] corporate America and expanding career opportunities for military spouses.”

    -Agriculture will co-host the Family Resilience Summit with DoD this year and help maximize its reach to military communities across rural America through its cooperative extension network.

    Initiatives being spearheaded by single agencies include:
    -The Department of Education “will make supporting military families one of its supplemental priorities for its discretionary grant programs… [to] favor grant applications to meet the needs of military students. Education has also made accessing and processing of financial aid more tailored to military families and more sensitive to the financial fluctuations of Guard and Reserve personnel.”

    -HHS “is aggressively promoting awareness across its service provider networks, the media industry, and professional medical organizations on military culture and psychological health of our service members, their spouses and their children.”

    -The Treasury Department is establishing an Office of Service Member Affairs under the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “to help educate and protect military families from predatory lending and harmful consumer practices.”
    The Department of the Interior is opening up facilities on over 500 million acres of federal lands to military families for “recovery, reintegration, and youth employment.”

    -Treasury, Transportation, Homeland Security, and DoD are “accelerating efforts to bring down professional licensing barriers to promote competitive career advancement across states on par with civilian advancement.”

    • 2 majii
      January 24, 2011 at 1:59 pm

      Thanks, Hachikō,

      This is excellent news. I see a further benefit of having these different departments working together for the benefit of our military families, and I see it as a stroke of genius on our president’s part. The current crop of republicans want to strike a serious blow to the funding of HHS and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to thwart the implementation of the ACA, credit reform and Wall Street Reform. By tying these agencies/laws to the DoD, it makes it more difficult for the republicans to repeal these laws without hurting our military families in some way. You know those military families that the republicans say that they love so well, but have neglected for years and years? The republicans are being out maneuvered and are having their hands tied at the same time. I’m hoping that one effect of this move will be a kind of showdown where the republicans will be forced to show the American people who they really support–our military and our citizens, or the corporatists?

  2. 3 Perry
    January 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Ok…I just finished watching this on TV – Hooray for more support for military families.
    Now…doesn’t Jill Biden have sexy legs! I am sorry, i just could not avoid noticing.

  3. January 24, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Hey everybody…I just tweeted this:

    hehe…even republican leanin rasmussen has Pres. @BarackObama 52% approval http://lnk.ms/J6qyh …I bet it hurts their heart

  4. 7 majii
    January 24, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    I don’t think PBO likes seeing other men hug his honey. That honey’s his, and his all alone! Chipsticks, you’re crazy! I love the caption under the pic of Admiral Mullen hugging our beautiful Michelle. LOL

    • 8 Sue in Minnesota
      January 24, 2011 at 3:26 pm

      Majii, I feel as if he is drinking in her magnificence, and is appreciating, in a private thought,the privilege of what they share. He may also be thinking Admiral Mullen is probably a little bit lucky to be on the receiving end of that hug.

    • 9 vitaminlover
      January 24, 2011 at 9:16 pm

      I agree. I remember how he looked when that Italian leader wanted a hug from Michelle and Barack did not like it, period. On the other hand he does gaze at her with such genuine affection and open love. It is great. Wow.

  5. 10 anar
    January 24, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Jill Biden is so elegant and she looks so good!

  6. 11 Jessica
    January 24, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Chip, you switched up the format I see. Love MO’s suit and Jill’s acessories. They both look very nice and the Pres looks how exactly as he always does.

  7. 12 Sue in Minnesota
    January 24, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    FLOTUS and Dr. Biden both intelligent, beautiful, generous and yes, very sexy woman…that’s the kinda sexy I celebrate, very natural, unflaunted, reflective of them in their entirety, not body parts or by provocative design.

  8. 13 Fred
    January 24, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Mrs O and B both look lovely 😀 and Mr President you look great too so don’t be jealous 😆

  9. 14 Theo67
    January 24, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    I like the picture of Michelle standing behind the presidential seal… one can only dream! 🙂

    • 15 EDP4BHO
      January 24, 2011 at 8:34 pm

      Actually, she does look very presidential. Nice dream.

    • 16 VC prezOfan2
      January 25, 2011 at 12:22 am

      Wouldn’t it be something though if, after the girls are older, she ends up being the first female president? …Good thing we don’t yet have to pay taxes on dreams, eh?

  10. 17 P
    January 24, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Great job FLOTUS SLOTUS AND POTUS!! Gosh the way he looks at her it’s just beautiful :). FLOTUS got some cheeks there..lovely and at Chipsticks hehehe @ the Mike Mullen comment but it do look true….Love The Change Chipsticks well done!


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