Archive for February 7th, 2011

07
Feb
11

go brave!

The song is by Singing Francine of Trinidad

Thank you Sorella, love it!

07
Feb
11

the professor v the prat

(It never fails to crack me up that “professorial” is meant to be an insult …. what, like being educated, intelligent, thoughtful, reflective, composed, insightful and knowledgeable is a bad thing? Well, I guess for your average Fox viewer (1 + 1 = 3.6) it is)

07
Feb
11

advise the advisor

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07
Feb
11

he’s a sell-out!!!!!! oh. wait.

Greg Sargent (Washington Post): I keep reading in various places that all those losers on the left are absolutely outraged that Obama sold them out by giving what’s widely being described as an “olive branch” speech today to the Chamber of Commerce. But judging by the AFL-CIO’s response, it seems some liberals actually are pleasantly surprised by how he handled it.

AFL-CIO spokesman Eddie Vale emails a list of the passages from Obama’s speech the AFL-CIO liked, where Obama seemed to challenge the Chamber to live up to its responsibilities to America and the American worker:

Obama’s reminder to business that they have a responsibility to America, that they can’t just worry about shareholders and the bottom line… that there are important regulations …. that changes in the tax code need to benefit everyone (go to link for speech extracts)

….labor types didn’t expect, and were cheered by, Obama’s defense of government regulation, the emphasis on reforming the tax code so it benefits everyone, and the insistence that corporations need to ask themselves what they can do for America and its workers.

….the speech wasn’t exactly FDR telling “organized money” that he “welcomes their hatred,” but Obama did give folks on the left more than the media previews in the lead-up to the speech might have led you to expect.

Full article here

07
Feb
11

protection

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07
Feb
11

neighbors from hell

President Obama is introduced by U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Donohue

“I’m here in the interest of being more neighborly. Maybe if we had brought over a fruit cake when we first moved in, we would have got off to a better start.”

President Obama greets audience members after speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

07
Feb
11

a stroll to the chamber of horrors

President Obama walks with senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, Chief of Staff Bill Daley and Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling from the White House before giving a speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

07
Feb
11

dropping by

President Obama drops by a Youth Engagement Roundtable at Penn State University




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