Archive for May 16th, 2011

16
May
11

nothing in common

Thank you Donna Dem

16
May
11

heads up …. then heads down for some sleep ;-)

The President is giving a speech at a DNC event at 9:25 ET – not sure where it’ll be shown, but try CNN

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President Obama greets graduates before he delivers the commencement address at the Booker T. Washington High School graduation at Cook Convention Center in Memphis

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President Obama listens as Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton speaks during a meeting with elected officials and families affected by the floods in Memphis, Tenn., May 16 (Pete Souza)

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President Obama returns to the White House after a trip to Memphis, May 16

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A souvenir button of U.S. President Barack Obama is seen in a store in Moneygall, Ireland, May 16

Obama bread for sale in a shop in Moneygall 😕

Yep, Moneygall again

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The sound/synching is terrible in this clip, but it’s worth the pain to hear Richard Clarke’s remarks – thank you Loriah

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President Obama speaks at a Democratic National Committee event in Washington, May 16

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See you tomorrow 😉

16
May
11

‘you’re ready to make your mark on the world’

Booker T. Washington High School, May 16

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May
11

the 2011 citizens medal

16
May
11

champs

Me likes Jim Calhoun – and Kemba Walker’s request for ‘walk’ lessons 😆

President Obama hosts the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team for a ceremony honoring their 2011 NCAA national championship in the East Room of the White House, May 16

Head Coach Jim Calhoun

16
May
11

‘that’s just pollen’

Commercial Appeal: BTW students Cassandra Henderson and Christopher Dean accompanied President Obama for a surprise drop-in private chat with the assembled senior class, behind curtains away from the main ballroom arena. Principal Alisha Kiner tried to relax them with some knock-knock jokes and quips about seniors crying at graduation. The students were unaware Obama was going to join them before the commencement, and they erupted into cheers – and some sobs – when he walked out smiling……

….Another huge roar went up as he put down the microphone to mix with the students – most of them with “Honors” sashes. One girl was sobbing and Obama gave her a reassuring, sympathetic look, leaned down and put his hand on her neck to comfort her. Next to her another girl was crying, and Obama went down the row.

Then the students noticed the usually steely principal’s eyes watering up. “No, no,” she said. “You know, that’s just pollen.”

Full article here

Thank you Northanger 😉

There are lots more video clips from today at the WMCTV site (here)

16
May
11

(not so) steadicam

Memphis, May 16

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16
May
11

another one bites the dust

Bye bye Chump 😉

16
May
11

booker t

Text of the President’s speech here

…with graduate Christopher Dean and Principal Alisha Kiner

More from Memphis here

16
May
11

it’s mayor ****ing rahm!

Rahm Emanuel kisses his wife Amy Rule after taking the oath of office as mayor of Chicago during an in inaugural ceremony at Millennium Park on May 16. Emanuel takes over for Richard M. Daley, who had served in the post since 1989




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