Posts Tagged ‘fire



27
May
11

a very, very smart fire alarm

😆

Meanwhile….

ThinkProgress: Mitt Romney took his presidential campaign to the next level on Thursday, eschewing mud slinging to instead engage in the far more delicious smear tactic of pizza slinging.

You know that old prank where you send a bunch of pizzas to someone who never ordered them? Well that’s sort of what Mitt Romney did during a campaign stop in Chicago, sending the leftovers from his meal to Obama’s campaign headquarters.

Romney announced his prank via Twitter, complete with a picture of a delivery guy about to set off with the pies.

More here

Good grief.

Thanks Doris

05
May
11

white house videos from today

05
May
11

new york

Ground zero is seen from the north side of the site, May 5

President Obama boards Air Force One at the Andrews Air Force Base en route to New York

JFK

Marine One lands with President Obama at the Wall Street Landing Zone in New York

A Coast Guard boat patrols near the landing zone as President Obama arrives in New York

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President Obama and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani meet with firefighters and first responders at Engine 54, Ladder 4

President Obama views a memorial honoring deceased members of the FDNY at Engine 54 Fire House

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A poster in tribute to New York City Fire Fighters hangs on a phone booth outside the World Trade Center site, May 5

President Obama meets with police officers and first responders at the First Precinct

President Obama walks with, from left, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Port Authority Chairman David Samson, as they arrive for a wreath laying ceremony at the World Trade Center site

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President Barack Obama meets with Avery Wall, left, and Payton Wall, whose father died in the attacks at the World Trader Center

President Obama hugs Diane Wall, whose husband Glen Wall perished in the twin towers on September 11

President Barack Obama’s motorcade heads across Barclay St after his visit to Ground Zero

12
Mar
11

fighting back

The marquee at the Orpheum Theatre (Madison, Wisconsin) mocks Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker showing him starring in the Arnold Schwarzengger film Total Recall

The Nation: The blowback from Wisconsin governor Scott Walker’s union-busting crusade has only just begun — and it may soon hit the governor where it really hurts: in the deep pockets of his biggest donors. Workers have begun organizing a “Move Your Money Campaign” against M&I Bank, whose employees are among his chief financial backers.

M&I Bank is the largest bank in Wisconsin, and was the recipient of $1.7 billion in TARP bailout money from the federal government. The bundled contributions from M&I executives were Walker’s second-largest source of campaign funds … executives at M&I Bank gave $46,308 to Walker’s campaign. And now, a group of local unions in Wisconsin have threatened to pull their money from M&I Bank unless it denounces Scott Walker’s attack on workers’ rights.

…On Thursday morning, several hundred protesters surrounded an M&I Bank across the street from the Wisconsin State Capitol shouting “You Got Bailed Out, We Got Sold Out.”  International Association of Fire Fighters Local 311 President Joe Conway Jr. told me two union members marched in and pulled a combined $192,000 dollars out of the bank. “Hopefully this sends a message to the bank,” says Conway. “We wanted to illustrate how serious our threat is by having just two of our members pull their money out. “ The union said it plans to escalate actions and will soon begin handing out flyers at protests asking people to move their money.

A senior union researcher estimates that unions have at least $1 billion invested in M&I Bank, mostly through pension funds. Discussions are going on at the highest levels of the labor movement about how exactly to leverage this financial clout in the political debate in Wisconsin. Since the Bank of Montreal is in process of purchasing M&I Bank, US unions have reached out to the Canadian Labour Congress to urge their involvement in a disinvestment campaign.

Full article here

Thank you Marlene 😉

27
Feb
11

having a ball

Note sure if we’ll get any photos or video from the Governors’ Dinner tonight, will check later – meanwhile, here are a few from the last two years to keep you going……

2009:

….dancing to Earth, Wind and Fire

2010:

 

11
Jan
11

mythbusters

Thanks for the link Tally

02
Jan
11

shaka, sweet

A firefighter with the Honolulu Fire Department waves a ‘shaka,’ a gesture of ‘aloha,’ as President Barack Obama’s motorcade drives past on the way to his vacation home in Kailua, Hawaii, January 2, 2011, following a morning workout.

23
Nov
10

fired up!

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have lunch with firefighters at the Kokomo Fire Department in Kokomo, Indiana

08
Jun
10

eeeewwwww

President Barack Obama looks at preparations for the Congressional picnic June 8, 2010, as he returned to the White House after taking part in a town hall meeting on healthcare for seniors




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