patently smart

President Barack Obama talks with student Rebecca Hyndman before visiting classrooms at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va., Sept. 16, 2011. Hyndman, a Senior at Thomas Jefferson, shows the President the patent she received in 2010 for her invention, Under-Floor Storage. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

19 Responses to “patently smart”

  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    September 16, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Miss Hyndman will remember that chat for the rest of her life! Congratulations to her on her patent.

    • 3 anniebella
      September 16, 2011 at 7:55 pm

      Do you guys know, there are some times I get so freaking sick of these Democrats. And this is one of those times.

      • 4 theo67
        September 16, 2011 at 8:13 pm

        I’m right there with you. These “nervous dems” need to remember why they ran for election in the first place, and just get to work! If Gabby Giffords could make it to vote on an important topic for the sake of her constituents, then these idiot “nervous dems” should be able to get over their little hissy fits and do the right thing. They should be ashamed!

  2. 6 jacquelineoboomer
    September 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Jim Cramer of CNBC says “everybody respects” Tim Geithner, because he’s a straight shooter. First time I’ve ever heard that from one of these types.

    • 7 theo67
      September 16, 2011 at 8:15 pm

      I heard this during Geithner’s first year. The Europeans were praising Geithner and saying how brilliant he is, and dedicated, and how he’s enormously respected within the global Finance community.

    • 8 halo
      September 16, 2011 at 8:16 pm

      I have many friends who work on Wall Street and they say the same thing. There’s enormous respect for Geithner, basically crediting him for saving the nation from a total banking meltdown. They don’t like PBO because they think he’s trying to be Robin Hood. They think PBO has passed unfair rules against them, even though under PBO’s term, they’ve done incredibly well. It’s actually pretty irrational when trying to talk to them. And these are good, decent human beings too.

      • September 17, 2011 at 5:27 am

        They Wall Street types can’t stand PBO because they want to go back to the old days of de-regulation. Businessmen want to be free to screw the American people once again and tell the American President what to do again. Chris Matthews had an excellent interview with Jim Cramer and Chris held Jim’s feet to the fire about his Wall Street friens on 9-16-2011.

      • 10 Mae who love our CIC
        September 17, 2011 at 6:16 am

        Good and decent, huh. Geithner is great and he works in President Obama’s administration; I surmise that your good and decent friends are racist.

  3. 16 utaustinliberal
    September 16, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Congratulations Miss Hyndman. Already has a patent in high school!. Education is A-W-E-S-O-M-E.

  4. 17 halo
    September 16, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Is there video of the event, Chipsticks?

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