President Obama Speaks On Investing In Infrastructure


President Barack Obama speaks at Union Depot in St. Paul, Minn., about a $300 billion transportation infrastructure plan. Obama spoke at Union Depot rail and bus station with a proposal asking Congress for $300 billion to update the nation’s roads and railways, and about a competition to encourage investments to create jobs and restore infrastructure as part of the President’s Year of Action.






President Barack Obama and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, listen as Mark Fuhrmann, New Start Program Director of Metro Transit, shows them a ticket vending machine during a tour of the Metro Transit Light Rail Operations and Maintenance Facility












77 Responses to “President Obama Speaks On Investing In Infrastructure”

  1. 1 hopefruit2
    February 26, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    • 2 MightyPamela
      February 26, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      HF! That was fun! An iPad waltz! ♥

    • 3 jacquelineoboomer
      February 26, 2014 at 11:03 pm

      Ha! Saw “Leave a comment” and my computer started to freeze up. I hate that! Congrats on 1st, y’all!

      • 4 MightyPamela
        February 26, 2014 at 11:09 pm

        Sorry, JO’B, your computer was dealing with my iPad and whatever HF uses to connect, then sabreen was making her presence known, and it was all very jiggy for a bit! 😉

        • 5 jacquelineoboomer
          February 26, 2014 at 11:24 pm

          Yes, I noticed that! Too funny – I could “take on” a lot of things and keep my wits, but see “Leave a comment” and my hands practically start shaking! That inner competitive streak in all of us political animals – when we see the chance to grab some raw meat first – seems to take over, eh?

    • 8 nathkatun7
      February 26, 2014 at 11:35 pm

      Congrats on #1, hopefruit2! I read some where that Chuck Todd told Americans that President Obama is so unpopular that no one wants to be seen with him. Might be a good idea to share this tweet with Chuckie!

  2. 15 hopefruit2
    February 26, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Thanks NW for all the pictures that capture the energy and enthusiasm at that event with our President!

  3. 25 jacquelineoboomer
    February 26, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Forgot that Yardarm had passed this on earlier for posting on TOD, during the last few days of Black History Month, as another of his contributions (while he’s in and out of super lurk mode this week – hope he didn’t come back in to post this himself, by the time I got it in)!

    It’s a link to “Vintage Black Beauty & History” photographs on Pinterest, and they run the gamut from raw morbidity to tragic racism to stunningly beautiful images of days gone by and people who should not be forgotten …

  4. February 26, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    A public service announcement.

  5. February 26, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    And with that, I’m off to watch opera. Because pointy-headed elitist. See everyone on the flip.

  6. 33 Lynn
    February 26, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Delurking to say: Pileup on aisle 1….sabreen, mp and hf crashed through the door together. Congrats to the three of you!!

  7. February 26, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    before departing to prepare dinner ….

    #FORWARD Together

  8. 40 Nerdy Wonka
    February 26, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Transitioned to OS X Mavericks and damn….damn….wow…wow…..WOW!

    I’ve been in amazement all day.

    This is why Apple is dominating the computer and laptop game. They make the user experience and interface so freaking sweeeeeet!

    They make you want to make love to your computer or laptop. That’s how awesome it is.

    When you pony up the money to purchase an expensive piece of machinery, you expect it to deliver and I have to say, for all the outside chatter that comes with Apple, they deliver when it comes to computer products.

  9. 42 hopefruit2
    February 26, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    • 43 jacquelineoboomer
      February 26, 2014 at 11:36 pm

      Missed that hashtag – but these are HILARIOUS!!!!

      Especially the “not jumping the line at the DMV,” having grown up in New Jersey, which has the worst examples!

  10. 44 amk for obama
    February 26, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    The science team sifting data from the US space agency’s (Nasa) Kepler telescope says it has identified 715 new planets beyond our Solar System.

    This is a huge new haul.

    In the nearly two decades since the first so-called exoplanet was discovered, researchers had claimed the detection of just over 1,000 new worlds.

    Before Wednesday, the Kepler spacecraft had confirmed the existence of 246 exoplanets. It has now pushed this number up to 961. That is more than half of all the discoveries made in the field over the past 20 years.

    “This is the largest windfall of planets that’s ever been announced at one time,” said Douglas Hudgins from Nasa’s astrophysics division.


    bt said y’day that I am from a different planet. Point Proved.

  11. 45 sabreen60
    February 26, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    I still love to see PBO slap the podium at the end of a speech. It always makes me smile.

  12. 46 amk for obama
    February 26, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    stuck in spam.

  13. 51 MightyPamela
    February 26, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    I’d better say goodnight, busy day up ahead. Big hugs all around, it’s a honor you be joined in heart and mind with fine folks like PBO, VPB, and TOD! Sweet dreams! (no biting)

  14. 53 vcprezofan2
    February 26, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    I am not done yet (and I have to go to actual work tomorrow), but God, do I ever miss you guys! SO much, that I had to stick my head in in the middle of evaluating an excessively boring application. If I let myself linger, I won’t get the last 4 done before going to bed, but I couldn’t hold out another minute without a fix. Toodle-di-doo until after work tomorrow! [This will definitely be a major catch-up to TOD weekend for me! ]

    I feel better just from this quick peek in – 😀 Now off I go again!

  15. 54 Nerdy Wonka
    February 26, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    • 55 jacquelineoboomer
      February 27, 2014 at 1:40 am

      The best part of that image is that no one in it will ever forget the experience, including President Obama. And the others will go on to tell their kids and grandkids all about him. Love it!

    • 56 Dudette
      February 27, 2014 at 2:03 am

      Love it, love it, love it!

      The t-shirts are cool too – BAM (Becoming A Man)!

  16. 57 amk for obama
    February 26, 2014 at 11:59 pm

  17. 58 amk for obama
    February 27, 2014 at 12:02 am

    • 59 jacquelineoboomer
      February 27, 2014 at 12:57 am

      Poor Alison Lundergan Grimes
      Just to grab mainstream media lines
      Had to sidle up to the long-toothed Clinton poser
      Woulda been better to grab a lucky 4-leaf clover
      Poor Alison Lundergan Grimes

  18. 65 jacquelineoboomer
    February 27, 2014 at 1:37 am

  19. 66 Dudette
    February 27, 2014 at 2:22 am

    Found this little gem. Thought it would work well here. 😀

    Sweet Dreams!

  20. 67 purpleshoesla
    February 27, 2014 at 2:51 am

    Yay! The rain is really coming down now here in LA tonite. Finally! Purrfect sleeping weather. Fais de beaux reves my TOD peeps!

  21. 68 carla4obama
    February 27, 2014 at 4:08 am

    In a letter explaining her veto, Brewer calls out Obama: “The concerns raised by the proponents of this bill are not unfounded. As a result of actions taken by the Obama Administration, as well as some federal and out-of-state courts, I am increasingly concerned about government’s encroachment upon our religious freedoms.”

  22. 70 99ts
    February 27, 2014 at 5:01 am

    Most here would agree with Jim Wright at Stonekettle on Brewer and the RW legislature in Arizona


    ” … nothing, and I mean nothing, demonstrates the bottomless hypocrisy and the absolute moral cowardice of the religious fanatics who’ve taken over the Arizona legislature than this veto.

    Arizona Republican Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake urged Governor Brewer to veto SB 1062, because, according to McCain, implementation of the law would be “devastating.”
    Devastating to the state. Economically.
    Devastating to business. Financially.
    Devastating to Republicans. Politically.
    But not devastating to actual people – especially the gay ones who are apparently not John McCain’s concern. “

  23. 72 globalcitizenlinda
    February 27, 2014 at 6:16 am

    morning everyone!

    good day to those who are already way ahead in their day!

  24. 73 globalcitizenlinda
    February 27, 2014 at 6:29 am

    if any more trouble (aka political destabilization of Ukraine by putin) is going to continue occurring in Ukraine, we need to closely watch the Crimea (eastern region dominated by Russian-favoring population);

  25. 74 globalcitizenlinda
    February 27, 2014 at 6:37 am

    thanks Google for this deforestation-monitoring tool – love the fact that is encouraging participation of many people;

  26. 75 globalcitizenlinda
    February 27, 2014 at 7:31 am

  27. 77 desertflower
    February 27, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Morning everyone:) From Jim Wright’s latest at Stonekettle Station ( A MUST READ….he hit the nail on the head perfectly)

    Make no mistake whatsoever, Folks, if Arizona republicans could have gotten away with it, if they could have signed this bill into law and only gay people and non-Christians would have been negatively affected, they damned well would have – that was the entire point of SB 1062 in the first place.

    Instead, Brewer’s veto lays bare the hypocrisy of this blighted ideology and shows it for what it really is: hate for hate’s sake and nothing more.

    Common sense, human dignity, and liberty did not prevail today in Arizona.

    Right won out only because these people worship power and money far more than they love their small and hateful God.

    They won’t do what’s right, but they can usually be counted on to do what is profitable.

    And let that be a lesson for future battles.

    This is the exact point that I made yesterday…..make NO MISTAKE, this is the truth of the matter. Arizona…..It’s A Dry Hate.

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