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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Presidency on flickr

oval office obama

This is my favorite picture from the White House album on flickr.

The White House has a collection of pictures posted on flickr.

Maybe if you grew up on the internet this is not surprising. But for one that lived when the President got his first jet aircraft (Eisenhower 1959) this is amazing.

I found this while browsing the White House blog (oh you didn't know about that either). The older fellow not looking so helpful is Vermont Governor Jim Douglas.

Barack Blackberry Obama is well connected in our wired internet world. I like the openness and internet sharing of this White House but I hope they don't start twittering. That might be too distracting. They do have some work to do besides moving furniture.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

if you forgot to count don't worry

The Daily Show With Jon StewartM - Th 11p / 10c
How to Judge a Guy in 100 Days
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100 day's into the Obama administration - Forgot to count? Don't worry the media has been counting for you (also developing report cards).

I like Jon Stewart's take on the media.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

funny take on Obama from the north

pretty funny - eh?

Check out my main blog
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Friday, April 17, 2009

I would like a ticket to St. Louis

high speed rail plan

This idea is long overdue here. I think the airline industry has been too strong in killing it in the past.

An over 100mph train would make sense between many US cities. It's not just keeping-up-with-the-Jones in the world competition but most of us know about high speed rail in Japan and France.

I didn't know about China before I read the blog. Here's a piece:
"...China, where service began just two years ago, may have more miles of high-speed rail service than any other country just five years from now..."

I would use it for Chicago to St. Louis.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Secretary of Cow

While I was reading about the new first dog, Bo Obama. I found this slideshow of presidential pets at the Chicago Tribune site.

Very interesting picture and pet during the Taft presidency.

pet cow

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finally the first dog

white house bo
White House photos by Pete Souza

It's a a six-month old Portuguese water dog and a gift from Senator and Mrs. Kennedy to Sasha and Malia.

His name is Bo which works well with the last name, Obama. I suspect we will be hearing some rhyme or song with Bo and Obama in it.

This is probably bigger news than the President's recent G20 meeting. The build-up was interesting and I think positive. I suggest they add a new pet every year. Next year a bird would be good.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Obama's now dropped from Christmas exchange

president obama with queen of england

Bringing gifts to the Queen of England when you arrive for tea at the palace - good.

Choice of gift for the Queen - Ipod - not so good.

So based on this and learning that they gave out a DVD box set to another head of state, I am dropping the Obama's from my Christmas gift exchange.

Now gift giving is not a very important part of the Office of the President, but I expect something better than an Ipod for an older women. Not that I can think of anything at the moment. Any suggestions?

Here's the story covered at Politico.

Also what's with the purse in the above picture? Does she carry the key to the crown jewel case in that purse?

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