hello honduras

President Obama meets with Honduras President Porfirio Lobo in the Oval Office of the White House, Oct. 5


Is it just me, or are the two translators sharing looks that would kill? 😕


46 Responses to “hello honduras”

  1. October 5, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Again with the tie color coordination! I tell you, it’s a Kenyan socialist Muslim ecoterroristic plot to indoctrinate the world’s leaders!

  2. October 5, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Chips, when I first glanced at those translators, I had the exact same thought!! LOLz.

  3. 8 utaustinliberal
    October 5, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    President Obama has such gorgeous skin!

    The Honduran President’s name is so musical: Porfirio Lobo. Just rolls of the tongue. 😉

  4. October 5, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I just wanted to mention that today some us tweeted Whip Hoyer & the dems some questions about the AJA bill and he responded 🙂 Also, tweeted Van Jones regarding some erroneous info on returning vets.. his ‘Dream’ Campaign along with the Wall Street occupyers were tweeting that NOTHING was being done for returning vets regarding jobs.. so we let them know that was not factual, that this admin has been doing more for vets than any other admin.. still plenty to do, but not for lack of trying on Obama’s part.. and Van Jones tweeted that he would be more specific on the facts to incorporate that into his message.. so People out there are listening to us, and they are responding to us. Keep on them folks 🙂

    • 11 PoliticalJunkessa
      October 5, 2011 at 5:36 pm

      Go sheri! :mrgreen:

    • 12 utaustinliberal
      October 5, 2011 at 5:37 pm

      Great job sherijr! #PressOn.

    • October 5, 2011 at 5:37 pm

      Sherijr–Can you share what questions you posed to Steny Hoyer and his responses? I’m so glad you’re doing this.

      • October 5, 2011 at 7:06 pm

        Yes- I will post them right here for you in just a second… and thank you to all of you for your lovely responses too. My biggest concern has been about this bill & about the protests on wallstreet & in dc.. that POTUS is not becoming the fall guy for everyone’s wrath.. I think/hope that Van Jones & the Unions are helping in that effort.

        Here are my questions and their responses:

        #AskDems Why does it appear that only @barackObama is out speaking/pushing the AJA? What are the House/Senate Dems doing to Push it?

        #AskDems Why is Sen Reid planning to break the AJA into two parts? Why the SurTax as opposed to taxing Oil companies?? Why not BOTH?

        WhipHoyerSteny Hoyer
        @sherijr Senate Dems will bring #AmericanJobsAct to the Floor.It’s fully paid for, includes bipartisan ideas, creates jobs #AskDems

        @RebuildDream @VanJones68 Untrue to say they are getting no help, this admin does more for vets than any other, we still need more YES.

        Van Jones
        @redbird45 @sherijr @RebuildDream /Good point! I will adjust our message on that. Any other feedback welcome! We r still new & learning. 😉

    • October 5, 2011 at 5:39 pm

      I saw that, sherijr. BRAVO to you!!

    • 19 Bobfr
      October 5, 2011 at 6:38 pm

      Hi sherijr,

      I saw his response to you and RT’d it. Well done!!


    • 20 a4alice
      October 5, 2011 at 7:09 pm

      Excellent Sherijr Look forward to reading below your questions you asked! 🙂

  5. October 5, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Wow, from what I’m seeing on twitter, the march on Wall St has swelled to 10,000.

  6. 22 VotingPoet
    October 5, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    I just wish I knew how to tweet somebody and get a tweet back. Can you see where you tweet ended up? I’ve been an organizer and activist for years and I think Twitter is my medium but I haven’t figured out how to use it effectively. Anyway love you all. Peace, J

    • October 5, 2011 at 5:47 pm

      twitter is weird that way. You can tweet someone but unless they are following you, if they respond it won’t show up on your timeline. You have to go to the “@Mentions” tab to see it. Or if you set your account settings to get an email notification, you might get it that way, too.

      Where your tweets end up depends on who is following you and if/where your tweet gets re-tweeted (RT). You might tweet something and if I’m following you and I like your tweet, I’ll RT it to everyone who is following me. If they see it and like it, they might RT it to all of their followers. And so on and so on. So it’s sort of orthogonal and hard to describe. Hope that helps.

    • 24 theo67
      October 5, 2011 at 5:48 pm

      I’m not sure if you were asking for specific twitter info, or general message effectiveness. If you were looking or twitter instructions, then here’s my two cents – I’m still figuring out twitter.

      You can send a tweet to almost everybody, unless you’re blocked. Just type an ‘@’ before their twitter name. To see if it’s on their timeline, you can search for their twitter name. If you want to send a private message, you just put a ‘D’ in front of their twitter name – but sometimes, you can only send a direct message if they’re following you, too. Good luck!

  7. October 5, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    I think those two translators (gads, I thought they were Porfirio Lobo’s WIVES!) are just very, very nervous. Even if I knew both languages like a native, I’d be terrified I’d mess up the translation and bring down a diplomatic horror on my head!

    • October 5, 2011 at 5:58 pm

      Ah, true Joan!

      Translator: “President Obama says you are an enemy, not a friend of America, and he hopes you and he can fight together for the obliteration of both your countries.”

      President Obama: “Excuse me? What I actually said was: “You are a friend of America, not an enemy, and I hope you and I can work together for the betterment of both our countries.” Jeez.”

    • October 5, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      Thought bubbles:

      Honduran translator: No, you may not have my mac ‘n cheese recipe. Absolutely not.

      American translator: How dare you! I have my own secret ingredients, missy.

  8. 30 theo67
    October 5, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Different topic: I was listening to Randi Rhodes, and decided not to switch off when Dylan Ratigan came on for an interview. He’s all pumped up because he got 100,000 signatures for his petition to get the money out of Washington. And he declared that he was “exhausted”. I wonder how he thinks the President feels after three years of actual work, performing miracles and squeezing blood out of the Congressional stone – since the petition didn’t require much from Dylan personally. I don’t trust Dylan Ratigan one iota.

    Apparently, he’s taking his 100,000 strong petition to Washington in the coming days. I guess he thinks it’s just that easy to get stuff done in Washington. Never mind that he’s a Wall Street tool.

    • 31 theo67
      October 5, 2011 at 5:57 pm

      Plus, ever since Dylan Ratigan went on MSNBC and called President Obama a “little boy” who was continually “bending over” for the Wall Street giants – and then refused to back away from that statement when he was called on them by none other than Morning Joke – I wrote him off. He’s a racist in my eyes – and he thinks black people are little people, undeserving of respect. That’s why he was able to humiliate Jonathan Capehart without batting an eye, to the point where his mother had to call in to restore his honor. I dislike Dylan Ratigan immensely, and I’m disappointed that Randi has hooked her wagon to his.

      • 32 utaustinliberal
        October 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm

        Couldn’t have said it better Theo. He rubs me the wrong way. With his yelling and continuous blatant disrespect of President Obama. When he kept on saying that PBO was a little boy who continuously bent over for Wallstreet I almost lost my mind. That was utterly foul. Any movement he hitches his wagon to should be dissected and watched very very closely. He got 100,000 petitions; so what? REAL grassroots people got over 318,000 signatures to repeal voter suppression bills in Ohio and they’re still working hard to get more. The way he humiliated Jonathan Capehart on tv was uncalled for. He had this supercilious attitude as if to suggest that because he was white he was automatically right and Capehart was a dumb black kid. He keeps on trying to drag PBO into this occupy wallstreet issue and he keeps lambasting PBO for not being on Wallstreet with “the people.” Dylan was part of Wallstreet for a loooooong time. He worked at CNBC and wholeheartedly espoused the theory of greed and screwing over the middleclass; now he wants to act like their Knight in shining armour. Give me a break! He’s nothing but a parasite.

        • 33 theo67
          October 5, 2011 at 6:29 pm

          I’m trying to find footage from his pro-Wall Street days, so people’s eyes can be opened. He’s not a friend of the working class. On Randi’s show today, she criticized some tool that he had on his show who was praising the1%, saying they are being whipped or something. He started humming and hawing, because he didn’t want to be on the record criticizing anyone from the 1% – his real supporters. He sees nothing wrong with congratulating himself on getting 100,000 names online,which really takes not much effort. Why couldn’t he push people to the “We the People” petition site, or get people to call Congress to pass the jobs bill? I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s behind these rumors of a third party – I just don’t trust him.

          You’re absolutely right – anything Dylan Ratigan is involved with needs to be treated with deep skepticism. His intentions are dubious.

          • October 5, 2011 at 7:13 pm

            thank you both theo & ut for this info, I know of Ratigan but have never watched him… I’m finding a whole bunch of this wallstreet stuff rather nefarious & still at this point do not trust all thats going on.. with Ratigan, West, and others, it pays to keep on our toes here.

  9. 35 vitaminlover
    October 5, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Our President is handsomer than theirs.

  10. 36 utaustinliberal
    October 5, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Rev Al is on right now and once again he’s on fire; speaking truth to power. Plus, Bill Burton is going to be on his show today. Can’t wait.

  11. 37 Fred
    October 5, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Sarah Palin Says She Won’t Run For President (one less loon the President has to deal with 🙄 😆 )

    Sarah Palin has told conservative radio host Mark Levin that she will not run for president in 2012, Levin tweets.

    ABC News has obtained a letter from Palin, announcing she won’t run. Here is the letter:

    “After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order.

    My decision is based upon a review of what common sense Conservatives and Independents have accomplished, especially over the last year. I believe that at this time I can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other true public servants to office – from the nation’s governors to Congressional seats and the Presidency. We need to continue to actively and aggressively help those who will stop the “fundamental transformation” of our nation and instead seek the restoration of our greatness, our goodness and our constitutional republic based on the rule of law. From the bottom of my heart I thank those who have supported me and defended my record throughout the years, and encouraged me to run for President. Know that by working together we can bring this country back – and as I’ve always said, one doesn’t need a title to help do it.

    I will continue driving the discussion for freedom and free markets, including in the race for President where our candidates must embrace immediate action toward energy independence through domestic resource developments of conventional energy sources, along with renewables. We must reduce tax burdens and onerous regulations that kill American industry, and our candidates must always push to minimize government to strengthen the economy and allow the private sector to create jobs.

    Those will be our priorities so Americans can be confident that a smaller, smarter government that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people can better serve this most exceptional nation. In the coming weeks I will help coordinate strategies to assist in replacing the President, re-taking the Senate, and maintaining the House. Thank you again for all your support. Let’s unite to restore this country! God bless America.

    – Sarah Palin”


    • 38 theo67
      October 5, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      She can make more money complaining and criticizing from the sidelines, than she can make being an official candidate. And she’s got too many skeletons in her closet. Professional grifter.

    • 40 dotster3
      October 5, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      Oh darn, she would have been such a great (hateful), smart (stupid) candidate too! She milked the “send me your donations because I might run for president” trick to its last possible moment. Back to just Willard.

      • 41 theo67
        October 5, 2011 at 6:36 pm

        The problem is that she’s planning to stay in the spotlight and continue to spout her nonsense. She really thinks she’s got some input to provide to these “strategies to replace the President”, among other things. It’s like the country has been polluted with these people, and now there’s no way to clear the air of their poison.

  12. October 5, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    So tomorrow there’s another big demonstration planned for DC, assembling at Freedom Plaza.

  13. October 5, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    A story at CBS

    Unions, students join Wall St. protesters


    I know some folks are frustrated that the demonstrators do not have a clear message – I am hopeful that some messages will emerge. From the photos of today’s rally the signs support jobs not cuts and tax the rich, both messages echo the Presidents position.

    If you live in an area where an Occupy event is being planned, go down there with voter registration cards and sign folks up.

    • 44 theo67
      October 5, 2011 at 7:02 pm

      I don’t mind it not having a clear message so much as it not have a clear owner. All the worms are crawling out of their holes to define the movement – and many are trying to define it as either a tea party-type movement or somehow anti-President Obama. I wouldn’t have anything to do with either of those definitions, and it could lose many more people if someone or some group with good intentions doesn’t take ownership.

      I heard a snippet this morning that because they can’t have a bullhorn, one person says something and then a bunch of people repeat it so as to amplify it. The whole thing sounded weird. But, I also heard this afternoon that the LA City Council (I think) had embraced the movement and they said they can’t tell the kids how to organize; they’ll just support them. I’m trying to take the same attitude and just keep hoping that they figure it out.

      I want the movement to work. It’s important.

  14. 46 a4alice
    October 5, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    I’m reposting this from an earlier post.

    i understand your reticence. (sp?) At first I was wondering what it was about. It seems pretty organic which means to me that it could be malleable. My thought (respectfully) is this: here’s a big group of people maybe we can somehow influence them to bring the AJA into their sphere of things they talk about. I am still hopeful. It sure would be great for so many people to be an active part of our democracy. I got that Jesse’s twitter account I don’t know about others who are involved but these guys are using social media. why not meet them on that playing field and try to convince them that supporting PBO’s AJA is good for them as well. The PL left is certainly imposing themselves. Why not us, I say?

    That’s what I got. thanks for listening 🙂

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