Archive for June 23rd, 2011

23
Jun
11

“i can’t stop thinking of kabul”

Seriously, the former-hardcore-right-wing-Republican-and-now-Queen-of-the-Professional-Left is becoming a parody of herself.

“I’m in sun-and-creativity-soaked Cannes but can’t stop thinking of Kabul……”

True, they’re so similar:

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PS I was in Cannes once and never have I visited a more hideous place on earth – a Disneyland for classless tosspots like the Huffy woman. Full of vacuous freaks armed with Louis Vuitton handbags and chihuahuas.

The beach was covered in dog shit – and that was the most pleasant part of the hell-hole.

Among the happier moments in my life was the moment I left Cannes. Honest.

23
Jun
11

night everyone

First Lady Michelle Obama, along with Marian Robinson and daughters Sasha and Malia, listens to former resident Noor Ebrahim as they visit the District Six Museum in Cape Town, South Africa, June 23, 2011. Ebrahim described the forced segregation that occurred after 1966 when District 6 was declared a “White Group Area.” (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

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Friday: Gaborone, Botswana

The First Lady will visit the Botswana Baylor Children’s Clinic Center of Excellence’s Teen Club. Teen Club was assembled to teach leadership among teens and encourage young people to teach others HIV/AIDS education. Mrs. Obama joins Teen Club members in a service project at the site for the planned Botswana Baylor Adolescent Center.

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Arrrrrghhhhhh ….. so close to a million!

What?! You haven’t seen the video?!

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“The only thing that happens in an instant is destruction … everything else requires time.”

First Lady, Michelle Obama

23
Jun
11

‘the professional left and the big sam president’

Blue Virginia: …. Keith Olbermann …. whose resurrected show Countdown is an echo chamber of one-sided thought with no room for debate and no tolerance for any divergence of opinion ….. ended his first program on the Current TV network with some singularly unsolicited instructions (not advice, but instructions, mind you) of what exactly the President should do regarding Afghanistan.

…I was born during Eisenhower’s first Administration. I barely remember Kennedy, and came of age during Nixon and Watergate. In all that time, I can never remember any President previously getting so much unsolicited advice from all quarters, nor can I ever remember any President receiving such hateful and spiteful gratuitous criticism and petulant behaviour from people who are supposed to be from his side of the political equation.

Before every major statement or speech, up pop various and sundry professionally Leftish talking heads, first, to tell us all what the President SHOULD say in his address; then after the speech, itself, they inhabit our screens, the very embodiment of moral and righteous consternation, to tell us why and how the President is wrong, what he should have said and, just basically, what a very bad, weak and naughty boy he has been. The boy bit is never openly stated, but it is just as much implied as if Joe Wilson, himself, had been issuing the criticism.

….From Olbermann and his crony, Michael Moore, on down, we’re presented with a series of armchair quarterbacks, who would always do a better job than this President…

… what’s so infuriating to Keith (and to Miss Jane and Marse Cenk and Miss Joan and all the rest) is the fact that, damn it, this President SHOULD be awfully sorry that he hasn’t done anything they reckon he’s said he’d do but carries on doing what he thinks is best and isn’t sorry at all. In fact, on occasion, he’s been damned uppity towards them …

Read the full post here

Thank you Tracy

23
Jun
11

the generic gop candidate

Stephen Colbert: Legend.

The quality of this recording isn’t the best, but the website video (here) is not available to viewers outside America, so this is for the blog’s non-U.S. folk

Thank you UTAustinLiberal 😉

23
Jun
11

“you just keep building” (updated)

ABC

ABC: First lady Michelle Obama today said her global advocacy on behalf of women and young people gives her a personal stake in her husband’s re-election, and that she eagerly awaits the coming campaign.

“I think there’s so much more work to do. We’ve really just begun to lay the foundation,” Obama told ABC News’ David Muir in a wide-ranging interview in Cape Town, South Africa…

“I’m passionate about these issues. I want to make sure there’s a footing in them in the same way that my husband does,” she said. “So, more time would be helpful.”

“So you like the job?” Muir asked. “I love the job, I do. I love people and I like having a positive impact,” she said.

….As for relentless criticism of President Obama and his handling of the job … the first lady said she follows her husband’s lead.

“He’s so good at understanding that you just keep building, you don’t keep looking back, you don’t keep checking polls, you keep doing the work that needs to get done,” Obama told Muir. “That’s why I like him as my president, because he is really focused on doing what he thinks is the best thing to do even when it’s hard.”

More here

Thanks for the links UTAustin 😉

23
Jun
11

new york

Video at C-Span (here) – thank you Doris 😉

President Obama at the Democratic National Committee’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Leadership Gala in New York, June 23

President Obama’s first scheduled event in New York is at 7 p.m. at the Democratic National Committee’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Gala at the Midtown Sheraton. Actor Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting the sold-out dinner

At 8 p.m. the President attends a dinner at Upper East Side restaurant Daniel.

The President finishes the night with an appearance at a fundraising performance of the Broadway musical “Sister Act” – it’s not listed on CNN’s live streaming schedule, but will check again later.

23
Jun
11

facts

White House

23
Jun
11

voice of america

23
Jun
11

smart is as smart does

As spotted by the Mighty BWD (here)

23
Jun
11

there goes the baby whisperer again

President Obama holds a baby upon his arrival at Fort Drum, N.Y., June 23, prior to speaking to the troops.




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