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18
May
13

EuroTravesty

Today was a dark day in European history – Ireland finished last in the Eurovision Song Contest ….. out of 26 countries ….. with this epic tune.

They got five points, just 276 fewer than the winners, Denmark.

Their only votes came from Cyprus (2), Sweden (2) and the UK (1) – nothing from Greece, for example, which Ireland will remember next time there’s a European Union vote on bailing them out.

This is the musical equivalent of the fall of the Roman Empire, because Ireland have won more Eurovision Song Contests than any other country in the entire, total and complete history of Europe.

What’s gone wrong? Democracy, that’s what. Before the break up of the Soviet Union, everything was fine, Ireland kept winning, but then about 95,000 new Eastern European countries won independence, got to enter the Eurovision Song Contest, didn’t like Ireland’s music, gave them no votes, and that was that.

So tonight I say: “Mr. Gorbachev, put that wall back up.”

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08
Mar
12

dinner guests

ReGina Newkirk (top L), a non-profit executive from Nashville, Tennessee, Robert Newkirk, Sr. (bottom L), a professor at Tennessee State University from Nashville, Cathleen Loringer (C), a former social worker from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and her guest John Loringer, an attorney from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and Judy Glassman (R), a retired school administrator from Cambridge, Massachusetts

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have dinner with winners of a Democratic campaign contest at the Boundary Road restaurant in Washington, DC, March 8

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Friday:

10:40: PBO departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

11:35: Arrives Richmond, Virginia

12:15: Tours Rolls-Royce Crosspointe

12:30: Delivers remarks at Rolls-Royce Crosspointe

2:40: Departs Richmond, Virginia en route Houston, Texas

3:40: Arrives Houston

4:50: Delivers remarks at a campaign event

6:50: Delivers remarks at a campaign event

8:10: Departs Houston

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President Barack Obama meets with Chief of Staff Jack Lew, Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council, and Alan Krueger, Council of Economic Advisers Chair, in the Oval Office, March 8, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)




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