Posts Tagged ‘bat

29
Aug
11

oh boy…..

Steve Benen: Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann campaigned in Florida yesterday, attending services at a Baptist megachurch near Tampa. Afterwards, the right-wing lawmaker offered a rather unique perspective on the weekend’s weather developments:

“I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?’ Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we’ve got to rein in the spending.”

…. under sensible political norms, this should probably be a career-killer for a national political figure …. anyone who thinks the federal budget prompted God to send a hurricane that killed 20 Americans has issues that far exceed flakiness …. Bachmann’s reported remarks should effectively ruin her political ambitions.

Full post here

24
Nov
10

picture perfect: no 30

Brian Lara (West Indies cricket legend!) gives President Barack Obama a cricket lesson during the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad, April 2009. Photo by Pete Souza.

For Donna, Hachikō, Perry, Joy, Kamisi – and everyone else with Caribbean roots 😉

See all the ‘Picture Perfect’ photos here

27
Oct
09

Howzat!

World-famous cricket legend Brian Lara shows President Obama how to properly swing a bat on April 19, 2009. April 20, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)




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