‘change of office’

President Obama talks with retiring Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen during a ‘Change of Office’ Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ceremony at Ft. Myer in Arlington

President Barack Obama hugs Deborah Mullen, wife of outgoing Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen

23 Responses to “‘change of office’”

  1. 1 utaustinliberal
    September 30, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Hahaha Chips; great minds think alike. I just posted about this on the last thread. For those who normally have problems with the whitehouse livestream, C-SPAN ONE will be showing the event live on tv.

  2. September 30, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I see Michelle Obama’s trip is making the news. I don’t watch cable news or network news anymore but I did see it on Yahoo. Anyone else seen it on TV?

  3. 5 overseasgranny
    September 30, 2011 at 10:58 am

    The Borowitz Report is funny today on B of A’s new $5 debit card charge:

    “We would not exist today without the generosity of the American taxpayers,” said CEO Brian Moynihan of Bank of America, which received billions of dollars of Federal bailout money. “And we want to thank them by assessing a special monthly ‘thank you’ fee on all of our debit cards.”…More


    • 6 Ladyhawke
      September 30, 2011 at 11:21 am

      This is very cleaver. I think RIDICULE is one of our best weapons against the inequities in our tax policy. I hope we will see more and more wealthy Americans coming out to say that their taxes should be raised.

  4. 7 hopefruit2
    September 30, 2011 at 11:01 am

    From Twitter:

    /// “Obama will address al-Awlaki death during Join Chiefs change of responsibility ceremony, senior administration official says – @NBCNews” ///

  5. September 30, 2011 at 11:09 am

    tehe!!! Joe looks so super cool with his killer sunglasses on!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  6. September 30, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Good Morning Everyone

    Great News about Awlaki


    Jacqueline sent me a wonderful email she has been sending out to family and friends in support of the
    American Jobs Act. I have posted the email on my blog, and encourage you to copy and paste it and send it to folks you know.


    I am so grateful to Jacqueline for sharing this with us. So many times I have thought about sending out a note to folks I know and I have hesitated. Now that we have this wonderful letter we can just “copy and paste” it is so much easier. This is the type of teamwork that will help us win the election. We all get “political” email from groups, but a letter from a family member, friend or neighbor has a much stronger impact.

  7. September 30, 2011 at 11:23 am


    It Dems are waffling, lets stir up some support by flooding their mailboxes, twitter, and phone lines.

    I have a list of Democrats who are not supporting the bill, if you hear of more names post them here and I will edit the list.


  8. 13 hopefruit2
    September 30, 2011 at 11:24 am

    The hashtag “#Boehnerfail” is now trending on Twitter!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. September 30, 2011 at 11:29 am

    I’m really gonna miss Admiral Mullen. 😥 wish he like Bob did have to go, but I really don’t begrudge them their retirements. I’ll really miss him but they absolutely deserve it. Bye Admiral Mullen 😦

  10. 17 Linda
    September 30, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Place of birth Los Angeles, California, U.S.

    Allegiance United States

    Service/branch United States Department of the Navy Seal.svg United States Navy

    Years of service 1968–present

    Rank US-O10 insignia.svg Admiral

    Commands held

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    Chief of Naval Operations
    U.S. Naval Forces Europe
    Allied Joint Force Command Naples
    Vice Chief of Naval Operations
    U.S. Second Fleet
    NATO Striking Fleet Atlantic
    Cruiser-Destroyer Group Two
    George Washington Battle Group
    USS Yorktown (CG-48)
    USS Goldsborough (DDG-20)
    USS Noxubee (AOG-56)
    Battles/wars Vietnam War
    Awards Defense Distinguished Service Medal (3)
    Navy Distinguished Service Medal (2)
    Defense Superior Service Medal
    Legion of Merit (6)

    An Amazing Public Servant.. instrumental in the Repeal of DADT

  11. 18 carolyn
    September 30, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Years ago when I was in college, I worked summers for the Navy Department. Those Commanders and Captains were the best people I ever worked for! They were intelligent, well educated, warm, and congenial. One thing I noticed was that their letters were very well written. When I typed a letter for a civilian engineer, I had to correct grammar, punctuation, spelling…but had to make no corrections on those of the Navy personnel. One day I asked my favorite commander why their letters were perfect. He replied…”we took English for FOUR years at the Academy.” Most colleges only demand one year, or one and a half years at the most. As a long time English teacher, I’ve never forgotten that…and have always appreciated Naval officers.

  12. September 30, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Great ceremony for Admiral Mullen this morning!!!
    Lots of humour and you could tell he enjoyed working with the PBO!!!

  13. September 30, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I always did love Navy blues

  14. 22 lexusv
    October 1, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Beautiful ceremony…but what is Mrs Mullen saying to the president so important, leaning all into him and what not. Hubby trying to pull her back LOLOL

  15. 23 Ceb
    October 1, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Thank you Adm. For your service and for that of your family. I was especially touched when I heard your testimony regarding the repeal of DADT, and I respect you even more for successful and respectful partnership with your CIC, PBO.

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