Archive for March 17th, 2011

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Mar
11

patrick’s party

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🙂

17
Mar
11

green party (updated)

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, his wife Fionnuala, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at a St Patrick’s Day reception at the White House, March 17

President Obama: “Okay Joe, that’s enough. Joe? Joe? JOOOOOOOOOOE?!?!?”

Irish singer Glen Hansard sings The Auld Triangle with Timothy Shriver, chairman and chief executive officer of the Special Olympics, at St Patrick’s Day celebration in the White House

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For some reason this video doesn’t start working until about 10 seconds in – so, be patient! It’s from the Irish news tonight.

17
Mar
11

here’s a first: pete souza out of focus!

Speaker of the House Rusty, President Barack Obama, Taoiseach of Ireland Enda Kenny and Rep. Bigot King leave the U.S. Captiol after a St. Patrick’s Day luncheon

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Mar
11

50

Gallup

Ain’t it funny how the media only reports polls when the news is bad for the President?

And you know all that stuff about him losing his base? Um……

March 7-13 2011 – Job Approval:

Liberal Dems 87%
Moderate Dems 73%
Conservative Dems 69%

😉

17
Mar
11

standing with japan

President Barack Obama makes a statement about Japan following last week’s earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear concern , March 17

17
Mar
11

confession

At a lunch on Capitol Hill on St. Patrick’s Day, President Obama told an audience, that included plenty of Republicans:

Now, speaking of ancestry, there has been some controversy about my own background. (Laughter.) Two years into my presidency, some are still bent on peddling rumors about my origins. So today I want to put all those rumors to rest. It is true my great-great-great-grandfather really was from Ireland. (Applause.) It’s true. Moneygall, to be precise. I can’t believe I have to keep pointing this out. (Laughter)

17
Mar
11

welcome

A student points to drawings made at the America School Center in the village of Comasagua, 28 km from San Salvador, March 17. The school’s students will attend the welcoming ceremony for U.S. President Barack Obama when he arrives in El Salvador on March 22.

17
Mar
11

condolence

“My heart goes out to the people of Japan during this enormous tragedy. Please know that America will always stand by one of its greatest allies during their time of need.

Because of the strength and wisdom of its people, we know that Japan will recover and indeed will emerge stronger than ever. And as it recovers, the memory of those who have been lost will remain in our hearts and will serve only to strengthen the friendship between our two countries.

May God Bless the people of Japan.”

President Barack Obama walks out with Japanese Ambassador to US Ichiro Fujisaki after signing the condolence book during his visit the Japanese Embassy in Washington, March 17

President Obama will deliver a statement on Japan at 3:30 PM EDT today – live here

17
Mar
11

growth

WSJ: Factory operators doing business in the Philadelphia Fed’s district saw already-strong growth heat up further in March to the best pace in nearly three decades, as inflation pressures remained persistent.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia reported Thursday that its index of general business activity for manufacturers moved up to 43.4, the best reading since January 1984, from 35.9 the month before. Economists had been expecting a modest slowing in the rate of expansion, and had predicted the index would come in at a still very respectable 30.0…

Regional factory surveys, such as the Philadelphia Fed’s, have been turning in strong performances over recent months that have been largely confirmed in national manufacturing reports. Earlier this week, the New York Fed reported an expansion of growth in its barometer of factory output. The manufacturing sector has consistently been a bright spot over the course of the recovery, leading the rest of the economy out of recession….

More here

Thank you Fred 😉

17
Mar
11

the all ‘new’ huffington post

Headline on the site today:

Here’s what Wanda Sykes had to say:

“Rips”? Really? She ripped Sheen & Gaddafi, she spoke sympathetically about the President.

As Tally pointed out, could this genius headine-writer possibly have meant “riffs”? Oh dear.




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