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Mar
12

dc in dc …. and ohio

President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron walk toward Marine One before departing Washington, DC for Dayton, Ohio to attend a NCAA tournament basketball game

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These links are a bit hit and miss, but give them a try:

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Samantha Cameron attend a mini-Olympics event with local school children at American University’s Bender Arena


153 Responses to “dc in dc …. and ohio”


  1. 1 PoliticalJunkessa
    March 13, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Should be fun!

  2. 3 collegekay
    March 13, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Reposting this. http://obamalovesyouback.com/

    ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. 9 hopefruit2
    March 13, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    3rd -AGAIN ๐Ÿ™‚

    Congrats to my 1st & 2nd prizewinners, PJ and Collegekay!

  4. 11 ChristiMTL
    March 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Fun time!

    Ok Nate Silver is an idiot…

    Nate Silver โ€ @fivethirtyeight
    ”Decline in Obama approval caused by: (a) random variance + gas prices or (b) ZOMG VAST MEDIA CONSPIRACY TO RIG POLLS”

    ” I don’t have anything to do with conducting the NYT/CBS poll. But I think it’s a very good poll.”

    Okkkkkkkkk

    • 12 hopefruit2
      March 13, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      Nate Silver is now a part of the NY Times propaganda machine, so his objectivity has been compromised in that regard. He clearly is in Mitt Romney’s corner – as is MOST of the MSM.

    • March 13, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      We’re such silly Obots, wondering why more Republicans were sampled in this poll than the ones last month. We should just nod and grin and never ever question.

      • March 13, 2012 at 6:29 pm

        Michael Smerconish on Tamron’s program said oversampling was because those who dislike Obama dislike him to a greater degree —–and thus will vote—-than those who like Obama. Trying to use the enthusiasm gap excuse. Don’t buy it.

    • 19 itgurl_29
      March 13, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      Al Giordano said he’d sell out. He called it as soon as it was announced that Silver would be going to the NYT.

      “The best independent reputation on the Internet today announced that it will co-brand with the worst journalistic reputation on earth.
      What were the statistical probabilities of that?
      The New York Times sucks the life force out of every single person it touches. And now I have to watch someone I like and admire be destroyed, slowly and painfully (yes, nerds, think of it in language you can understand: it’s the Sarlacc pit from Star Wars), where they will either digest him slowly over a thousand years after stuffing him behind a paywall or, worse, turn him into a prick just like every other Timesman.”

      http://narcosphere.narconews.com/thefield/3978/five-thirty-what

      • March 13, 2012 at 5:44 pm

        I think saying the NY Times has the worst journalistic reputation on earth is a bit of an overstatement, but otherwise i agree with him.

        • March 13, 2012 at 5:53 pm

          Well, I am sure that Al is thinking about the run-up to the Iraq war and how the NYT’s failed so miserably in their reporting. Nate was our go-to go for filtering out the truth about the polls, and no one has replaced him.

          • 22 itgurl_29
            March 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm

            And don’t forget how the NYT shilled for Bush in 2000 and 2004. It was the NYT opinion columnists like Maureen Dowd and Frank Rich who started and pushed all the ugly memes about Al Gore and John Kerry.

          • March 13, 2012 at 11:06 pm

            Nate Silver and 538 got me through the election in 08. I would check several times a day even at school. I always trusted what he had to say, he was almost always right, and would explain the polls so clearly. I miss that so much.

    • March 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

      I am not getting tied uip in knots over these polls. In a way, it makes me happy when I see results like the two obviously manipulated polls because it will really energize our people more.

      Secondly, although polls can have some influence on the public, I think there is less than some people give it credit for.

      Thirdly, these polls are just too early to matter.

      And fourth, the media needs to maintain at least a fiction of a horse race. IIRC, shortly after the Republican convention, McCain was actually ahead in the polls, and even at the end, the final spread was predicted by only a couple polls. Although most had PBO winning, the spread was closer than what actually occured.

      And as a side note, because being me, I can’t let it go by, FLOTUS is absolutely beautiful and her outfits always amaze me. Of course, in this case, the woman makes the clothes and not the other way around.

      • March 13, 2012 at 5:45 pm

        Japa–you make a good point. If people feel complacent about November, they won’t work as hard. Stupid polls, even bad ones, are energizing. Your second point that few people pay attention is spot on. There are those who follow everything and get either discouraged or energized this far out and then there is the vast majority who are simply too busy to focus on a November race and could care less.

        • 26 hopefruit2
          March 13, 2012 at 6:14 pm

          The campaign is trying to raise funds off the ABC polls I notice. I received an email from Messina about it. They probably have their internal polls showing something different but they pretend to go along with the rigged polls and try to motivate folks to participate more.

      • 27 itgurl_29
        March 13, 2012 at 5:45 pm

        I don’t watch the news except for Sharpton and on occasion I’ll have a chance to see Bashir. But other than that, besides reading people get pissed on Twitter, I have no clue about what’s on the news. So I had a great day yesterday. I don’t watch that stuff, but for those who do, always remember it’s a damn joke. Morning Joe is a joke. Tweety is a joke. The average person on the street has no idea who these people are. As long as we push back at the lies and inform our friends and neighbors about what’s really going on, POTUS will win.

        Those polls were a joke, designed not only to boost Romney, but to cause POTUS supporters to feel unsure and scared about his chances. Don’t let them get to ya, folks.

        • 28 miss pat
          March 13, 2012 at 9:18 pm

          Exactly. The only poll I am intersted in is sthe poll on election day when we all geeet up early, grab our IDs and go vote. They are trying to get to us but we are smarter than them. Duppy knows who to frighten…meaning a ghost knows exactly whom to approach,

        • 29 vcprezofan2
          March 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm

          This is worth repeating:

          “President Obama’s most important advantage against Mitt Romney, his monied friends, and their Super PACs is us – and that means you. As Waldman puts it:

          The message is that YOU are living in historic times,
          and history depends on YOU. ”

          See the entire Smartypants post http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/

      • March 13, 2012 at 6:41 pm

        People keep mentioning that McCain was ahead in poll after their convention—-also mentioned in Game Change—–and for some reason, and believe me I was paying attention minute by minute, I don’t remember that at all. I must have blocked it out or it was a real short-lived advantage.

  5. 32 Bill
    March 13, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    12% of Republicans in Mississippi believe PBO is a Christian, and Trent Lott is telling Tweety it makes no difference when they vote. Tweety is dying laughing. What a country we have.

    • 33 hopefruit2
      March 13, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      For people like Tweety, this is all a game…all a joke. For people like Tweety alone, Sarah Palin would be Vice President today.

    • 34 Linda
      March 13, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      Trent Lott makes me sick….

      He resigned early so he did not have to wait to become a Lobbyist….

      I remember him complaining after he left because he had to drive himself and pay for his own lunches.. He said he had not had to do that for 30 years…

      • 35 Bill
        March 13, 2012 at 5:42 pm

        $$$$$. He prepared for public office by being a cheerleader at Ole Miss. Republican politicians like to train as cheerleaders. George W., Rick Perry, Thad Cochran, and others.

    • 36 anniebella
      March 13, 2012 at 5:47 pm

      100% of the people I know believe these people in Mississippi and Alabama are RACISTS and I don’t believe any of them are Christians.

  6. 38 vitaminlover
    March 13, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    OMAMA/BIDEN2012!!!!

  7. 41 hopefruit2
    March 13, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    But but but..Nate Silver told me..

  8. 48 defytheodds
    March 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Can Lure of Driver’s License Keep Kids in School?

    For many teenagers, getting behind the wheel is a rite of passage. It’s a step into adulthood that brings new freedoms and responsibilities.

    For a growing number of state legislatures, however, the driver’s license is being used as an incentive to keep students from dropping out of high school. The laws vary from state to state, but the general premise is the same: If a student wants to stay on the road, he or she must stay in school.

    • March 13, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      I would be really interested to see if this works. It might be the motivation that some need. Of course the schools would have to work really hard to reach all children.

    • 50 aquagranny911
      March 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm

      None of my children got their driver’s license before they were 18. This was mostly because they didn’t want to spend their spare earned cash on their share of car insurance and car expenses which was a requirement for driving in my household.

      The idea that every teenage nitwit should get a license and have a car at parental expense is totally ridiculous!

      So shoot me! I’m old!

  9. 51 defytheodds
    March 13, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    FLOTUS links Olympics to ‘Let’s Move’

    First lady Michelle Obama said in a statement Tuesday that she hoped the 2012 Olympic games would get young people interested in exercise and fitness.

    “In the months ahead, Iโ€™ll be talking to Americans all across the country to encourage even more young people to tap into that Olympic spirit and turn their inspiration into action” the first lady said in a statement. “As the Olympic creed states, โ€˜the most important thing โ€ฆ is not to win, but to take part.โ€™ And that doesnโ€™t just mean sitting and watching, it means getting up and getting active as well. I hope we use the upcoming games as motivation for all of us to get up and get moving. This is especially true for our young people. You donโ€™t have to be a gold medal winner or the best athlete at your school to take part.”

    Ms. Obama will lead the U.S. delegation to the games.

  10. 52 L3
    March 13, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    I love this bag. What do you think? Should I get it?
    http://store.barackobama.com/featured-15/vera-wang.html

  11. 59 utaustinliberal
    March 13, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    David Cameron looks nice in his outfit and all but jeez dude needs some sun and needs to hit the gym a little bit more. Just a little bit. His wife is fitter than he is. But I do give him credit on the fit of his jeans and the color.

    Sam Cam and FLOTUS look really nice. I love their bright colors.

  12. 76 Linda
    March 13, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Kelly Ann Conway bought a new face ?

  13. March 13, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    This is awesome news.

    Michelle Obama to Lead U.S. Delegation in 2012 Olympics

    Oh and if anyone has something flip to say, tell this:

    …As tradition would have it, Mrs. Obama follows in the footsteps of so many First Ladies before her — Laura Bush led the U.S. delegation during the 2006 Winter Olympics in Italy and Hillary Clinton did the same at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Norway…

    • 79 anniebella
      March 13, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      lamh35, oh but these racists ass folks will fine some fault with it, that’s the racism in them. I hope Malia and Sasha will be able to go with FLOTUS, I think they will be out of school.

      • 80 Jessica
        March 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm

        This sounds cool. What exactly will she be doing?

        • 81 Chi
          March 13, 2012 at 6:10 pm

          …?

          Leading the U.S delegation as the official/lead representative for the United States government…

          • 82 Jessica
            March 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm

            No I mean like will she walk out on a stage and present something. What type of ceremonial events.

            • 83 Chi
              March 13, 2012 at 7:21 pm

              The United States isn’t hosting the games and so our official delegation will be there just as those from other countries simply to lend support…

              The First Lady will typically meet privately with our contingent offering support and pep talk…

              Just being there is a boost to the athletes who practice for years to qualify, stresses the importance of this world event countries clamor to host and elevates not only the participants, but our country…especially when they rack up all those gold, silver and bronze medals…

  14. 84 Linda
    March 13, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Geesh…now Matthews is going to report on bad poll numbers…that are going down with woman..

    Those two polls need to be put in the freaking shredder….

  15. 85 Andy46
    March 13, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Thanks for posting the awesome pics of the President and First Lady Chipsticks, they
    are all kind of awesome.
    *sigh*

  16. March 13, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Does Mrs Cameron look different from the last time the two couples were together? Or maybe I’m thinking of the wrong PM wife.

  17. 91 defytheodds
    March 13, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Rick Santorum: Fox Is ‘Shilling’ For Mitt Romney

    Rick Santorum accused Fox News of “shilling” for Mitt Romney during an interview with Fox’s Brian Kilmeade on Tuesday morning. “The man has had a ten-to-one money advantage,” Santorum said of Romney on the radio show “Kilmeade & Friends.” “He’s had all the organizational advantage. He has Fox News shilling for him every day — no offense, Brian, but I see it — and yet, he can’t seal the deal because he just doesn’t have the goods to …

    • 92 CEB
      March 13, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      He is just mad thatr they are not doing it for him, not that they should not be doing it for anyone. Whine, whine, whine.

      • 93 utaustinliberal
        March 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm

        Exactly. He seems to conveniently forget the cool millions he made with Fox when he was an “expert” political analyst and they were licking his boots. Whine whine whine whine.

    • 94 defytheodds
      March 13, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      Joe Walsh Money Woes: Campaign Low On Cash As Child Support Case Continues ยป

      Next week, two Democratic candidates hoping to replace U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh will face off in the Illinois primary. Both have claimed to be the best-suited to take on the outspoken, Tea Party-backed Republican — but as his money dries up and polls remain dismal, defeating Walsh may not be very tough for either of them.

      On Monday, Politico reported that Walsh raised only $38,300 during the first two months of 2012, which is reportedly barely enough to cover the $24,015 he owes in legal fees.

      Wish no one bad, but this guy deserves whatever he getsโ€ฆ.

  18. March 13, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Tweety is pushing the gas price affecting Obama’s poll numbers theme, #177 media personality to follow suit. He said, “Some challenge it, but there is a pattern that he is losing support, especially among women.” I don’t believe that. Not after the assault on womens’ rights coming from the right the last few weeks. It defies common sense. And I think it is so irresponsible and unethical for these personalities, and that’s what they are, to go along without thought or consideration to the authenticity of those polls. Tweety just showed the doomsday polls, calling it “interesting stuff”. He said, “People are really reacting to these gas prices.” (According to polls, only people with incomes under $50,000) (And, according to me who recently drove from northern Illinois to southern Florida and back, it is not affecting traffic on the roads—-we have made this trip for many years, and this was the heaviest traffic we have ever seen—–our former light stretches never happened this time—–just solid both directions the whole way) People are used to the rise and fall of gas prices, happens every year.

    • March 13, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      If someone tells you the president is losing support with women and the GOP is gaining that support, it’s time to just laugh in their faces and keep on walking. This is fiction pure and simple.

    • 97 hopefruit2
      March 13, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      I blasted him on Twitter.

    • 98 itgurl_29
      March 13, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      How convenient that at the height of the GOP’s war on women, a war that we and POTUS are winning, there’s suddenly a poll showing women turning on the one guy in DC actually fighting for them, even publicly calling out that pig, Limbaugh. Oh, yeah. Women are suddenly flocking to the GOP.

      I tell ya, this has to be the most transparent attempt the MSM has ever made to drive the narrative. Ray Charles could see what they’re doing.

  19. 100 anniebella
    March 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    I’m happy to see FLOTUS today, can’t wait till the State’s Dinner.

  20. March 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    So for the first time in my life I got polled by a major pollster–Quinniapac. When the poller asked me if I would vote for Barack Obama and I told her I would crawl over cut glass to do so, she starting laughing and said that was not an answer she could write down and told me she hoped it wouldn’t come to that.i,e, crawling over cut glass. When she asked me what of thought of Rick Santorum’s record as US senator from Pa, I asked her if God Awful was a choice and she laughed again. When she asked about the Pa Governor and Romney, Newt and Paul, I asked if I there was anything strong than ‘not support’. At the end I told her that the poll had been fun and she said I was the first person who had made her laugh. I honestly did think the answer choices were a bit tepid. Just saying you support the president seems lame and saying you do not support Mitt Romney is just a laughable understatement. Still I think it helps to show there’s a lot of enthusiasm out there for PBO.

  21. 108 hopefruit2
    March 13, 2012 at 5:57 pm

  22. 109 utaustinliberal
    March 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Ok so Reuters just released a new poll. PBO is now at 50%. Gallup – rightwing rag – has him at 49%. Let’s see if any of these moronic pundits pick up on these poll numbers.

  23. 110 Fred
    March 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    I won’t be long.Wanted to let everyone know that my mom and I are doing well.We are doing rehab at home and she is thinking about going back to work in April.Weather in Chicago this time is simply unbelievable and we’re going for walks just so she can get used to walking (mini) long distance.She is not liking it at all :mrgreen: but she doesn’t have a choice either ๐Ÿ˜†

    too many bloody Romney ads on my tv screen and I am sick and tired of his mug already ๐Ÿ™„

    I found these links in case they are showing basketball so check them out just in case.If they work;Enjoy.They are both safe ๐Ÿ˜€

    http://www.sportlemon.tv/c-6.html

    http://www.lshunter.tv/basketball-live-streaming-video.html

    have a good afternoon;evening and night and until next time

    Fred ๐Ÿ˜‰

  24. 120 Linda
    March 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Chris Matthews is a disgrace….

    • March 13, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      Yes, he absolutely is a disgrace.

    • 122 Roberta in MN
      March 13, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      Has always been ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 123 Chi
      March 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      Why do you still watch him…

      He is shallow, hollow, flippant, dishonest for thrills, 5-prong tongued and a self-serving flake…

      He is so pissed at not having access to President Obama, he throws spiteful and malicious fits like a grade school kid…

      Tries to make up crap and childishly elevates obviously undeserving random characters turning them into fake heroes to taunt President Obama…

      But Chris Matthews is a first rate douche…transparently disingenuous and deals in the well-worn D.C game President Obama eschews: kiss my butt and I’ll make you look good …or I’ll make up crap about you to destroy you…

      America and our future be damned…

      • 124 EDP4BHO
        March 13, 2012 at 8:14 pm

        Bravo, and I concur that he is a “first rate douche”. Yet, sadly some here continue to give him ratings. I really don’t see where his actions can be considered staying on top of things, to counter the negativity. Matthews is a light-weight blow hard, a sentimentalist for all things white man’s glory. I caught him last week but that was because I left it on after Rev Al. I do not set my self to watch him, on purpose. We all know he means nothing of what he says. One day hot, next day cold, next day on, next day off. People, please don’t annoy yourselves. Be strong. You can resist his wind. And if you must put yourself through the insults, he needs a major take down on a regular basis. Once a jackass, always a jackass.

  25. 125 vitaminlover
    March 13, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    These idiots with these deceptive polls are just trying to get back on par because of the Game Change movie and Rush Limpbrains demise. They cannot find anything to attack our Beloved President with so they come up with polls and gas prices. This is the best that these clowns can do. Clowns can do only so much and are not known for being mentally astute. Also, I voted today in the Alabam primaries Democratic and was honored to connect the line for President Obama and the eight delegates.

    • 126 EDP4BHO
      March 13, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      Thing is, they are so obvious. I’m glad that folks on twitter throw there bs right back at them. Make em recognize.

  26. 129 Linda
    March 13, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    The pending deal to move senior Taliban figures from Guantรกnamo Bay, Cuba, to Qatar is part of a trade for the return of a Western prisoner, according to Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

    The Obama administration’s plan to move five top Taliban officials to live under house arrest in Qatar has been extensively reported but never openly discussed by administration officials. And until Feinstein confirmed it to The Cable, the fact that the crux of the deal is a swap for a Westerner had never been publicly disclosed.

    —-

    • March 13, 2012 at 6:27 pm

      I hope there will be video of their arrival (President Obama and PM Cameron). I toyed with the idea of trying to watch from work, but I have a feeling I’ll be fired… ๐Ÿ™‚

    • March 13, 2012 at 6:33 pm

      Watching the broadcast now. Had to search tor trutv :roll:.

      They’re showing PBO coming onto the floor, talking about how historic this is! Woot! Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg seem excited :mrgreen:

  27. March 13, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – For the first time since early July, more Americans approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing than disapprove, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll that shows his approval rating now at 50 percent.

    The poll, taken March 8-11 on the heels of reports that 227,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in February, indicates that Obama’s rating has risen by 2 percentage points during the past month. The percentage of Americans who disapprove of the Democratic president was 48 percent, down from 49 percent in February.

    Some other polls have shown a recent dip in Obama’s approval rating, and linked that to rising gasoline prices.

    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE82C1AN20120313?irpc=932

    • March 13, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      I await Deaniac’s perusal of the crosstabs.

      • March 13, 2012 at 6:44 pm

        In Florida, we have registered 25k so far this year, but according to these polls, democratic registration is going down!
        Put it this way, 2/3 rd new registrations are democrats…

        • March 13, 2012 at 7:12 pm

          And, here is the sample:

          The Reuters/Ipsos telephone poll of 1,084 adults included 554 respondents who identified themselves as Democrats, 421 as Republicans, and 109 as independents. The total respondents included 937 registered voters.

          An obviously skewed sample!

  28. 138 Linda
    March 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    WASHINGTON โ€” Federal regulators have charged three executives of what was once the nation’s second-largest mortgage company with civil accounting fraud.

    The Securities and Exchange Commission said the executives conspired to conceal disastrous conditions at the now-defunct Thornburg Mortgage Inc. as the housing market collapsed and the financial crisis loomed.

    The SEC said the three executives conspired to overstate Thornburg’s income by more than $400 million in 2007. Thornburg faced “a severe liquidity crisis” in early 2008 and its lenders were demanding payments the company wasn’t able to meet, the SEC said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M.

    The three are former Thornburg CEO Larry Goldstone, ex-Chief Financial Officer Clarence Simmons and ex-Chief Accounting Officer Jane Starrett. The SEC is seeking unspecified fines and restitution from them and wants them to be barred from serving as officers or directors of any public company.

    Goldstone and Simmons disputed the SEC’s charges and said they will contest them in court. The agency’s suit “is based on unfounded claims, emails taken out of context and inaccurate interpretations of management’s actions,” they said in a statement. “The SEC’s case singles out and punishes us for not having the clairvoyance to anticipate an unprecedented financial-system crisis.”

    Company auditor KPMG reviewed the circumstances around Thornburg’s financial statements and stated that it found no problems with management’s integrity or the company’s internal controls, the statement from Goldstone and Simmons said. It added that the two had “communicated candidly and forthrightly with investors while they waged an 18-month battle to save the company.”

  29. March 13, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Husband just yelled in from his sports watching den that President Obama was on the screen, at the game, sitting there talking to “some guy next to him”—-that would be David Cameron, Mr. Dotster—-but thanks for the heads up, ad on now.

  30. March 13, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Thank God for Michelle–

    By Lynn Sweet on March 13, 2012 4:36 PM | No Comments
    WASHINGTON–As the Obama re-election team puts increasing focus on ten battleground states, the campaign is opening a new financial front to raise millions for state Democratic parties in these crucial states.
    First Lady Michelle Obama will be in Minneapolis on Monday for a fund-raiser to benefit the Obama 2012 campaign and the Democratic National Committee and the state Democratic parties in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
    The tab for her event ranges from $250 general admission to $1,000 for “preferred seating” to $5,000 for a guest photo and cocktail reception to $25,000 raised or donated.

  31. March 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    First Lady Michelle Obama To Lead Presidential Delegation to Opening Ceremonies of 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London
    Mrs. Obama says that the games will serve as an inspiration to get more kids active and healthy

    Washington – First Lady Michelle Obama will lead the Presidential Delegation to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. Mrs. Obama made the announcement at an event with Mrs. Samantha Cameron celebrating the Olympic Games and Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. At the event, Olympians and Paralympians including Kortney Clemons, Dominique Dawes, Tom Dolan, April Holmes, Lisa Leslie, Lori Ann Lindsey, Dan O’Brien, Becky Sauerbrunn, David Wagner and Mal Washington led DC-area school children in activities inspired by the Olympic Games. Mrs. Obama emphasized her hope that the Olympic Games will inspire more young people to get active and healthy, the goal of her Let’s Move! initiative.

    “In the months ahead, I’ll be talking to Americans all across the country to encourage even more young people to tap into that Olympic spirit and turn their inspiration into action,” said Mrs. Obama. “As the Olympic creed states, ‘the most important thing … is not to win, but to take part.’ And that doesn’t just mean sitting and watching, it means getting up and getting active as well. I hope we use the upcoming games as motivation for all of us to get up and get moving. This is especially true for our young people. You don’t have to be a gold medal winner or the best athlete at your school to take part. You don’t even have to play an organized sport. You can dance in the living room, ride your bike around the neighborhood, or go for a walk with your friends. Everyone can find some way to be healthy, get active, and have some fun.”

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2012/03/michelle_obama_to_london_for_o.html

  32. 150 MTmarilyn
    March 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Hearing from Fred upline, so glad things are going well, Fred. Made me want to ask has HZ been here lately. I haven’t seen any of her posts. I worry about her.

  33. March 13, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    so hmm do ya think I’ll get in trouble.. I filled out my basketball bracket at the OFA site.. in the meantime one of my sons filled one out for me too.. oops ;(

  34. 152 carolyn
    March 13, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    So glad to hear of the improvement for you and your mother, Fred. What a treat to have good weather in Chicago in March! I remember walking to school in March in Chicago…..it was nice….coming home at noon…..it was snowing! Hope the weather stays nice so you can continue your walks. I am a firm believer in walking…..it does more good for us than we even know! People who live in cities where they walk a lot are fortunate.
    Here’s a little factoid for all of us…..my husband attended a seminar Friday on Alzheimer’s….for his psych license. The presenter said one of the best ways to delay or totally avoid Alzheimer’s is, yes you guessed it….to WALK! The other way is to eat like the Italians do…..very little red meat and fish at least twice a week. Evidently the same fat and cholesterol that clog heart arteries, also clog arteries to the brain, cutting off blood flow and brain activity. The U.S. has the highest rate of Alzheimer’s, and Italy, in fact the entire Mediterranean area, and Japan have the lowest rates. Probably the wine helps too!!!

    • 153 JoJothecat
      March 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      Good to know carloyn. I don’t eat much red meat and should eat more fish, but I drink plenty of wine.
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