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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:30 PM

Steve Jobs' widow to join Michelle Obama at State of the Union address

President Obama has exercised a tradition of honoring national heroes by inviting the late Steve Jobs’ wife Laurene Powell Jobs, to the State of the Union address on Tuesday, reports Vanguard News. The visionary executive’s widow will join First Lady Michelle Obama in her box in the House of Representatives, according to a release from the White House.

Powell will be joined by Warren Buffet’s secretary Debbi Bosanek as a nod to the billionaire’s complaint about the level of taxes paid by his employees being higher than his own, Mark Kelly, the husband of Gabrielle Giffords, a representative who was wounded in a shooting last year and Mike Krieger, the co-founder of Instagram.

The late Jobs was a proponent of using Apple products in education and Apple recently held an event in New York City to promote inexpensive digital textbooks and a new authoring tool. Education is one of the themes of the President’s address to the nation today. The tradition of honoring those considered heroes was started by Ronald Reagan who invited a man named Lenny Skutnik to attend in 1982 after he rescued a passenger of a crashed airliner.

http://thenextweb.com/apple/2012/01/24/president-obama-has-invited-steve-jobs-wife-laurene-to-state-of-the-union-address/

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Reply Steve Jobs' widow to join Michelle Obama at State of the Union address (Original post)
The Straight Story Jan 2012 OP
cthulu2016 Jan 2012 #1
Cali_Democrat Jan 2012 #2
cthulu2016 Jan 2012 #4
LanternWaste Jan 2012 #8
cthulu2016 Jan 2012 #18
Bonhomme Richard Jan 2012 #3
Tansy_Gold Jan 2012 #5
Tesha Jan 2012 #7
closeupready Jan 2012 #11
leftyohiolib Jan 2012 #14
Earth_First Jan 2012 #6
whatchamacallit Jan 2012 #9
closeupready Jan 2012 #10
Brother Buzz Jan 2012 #12
Brickbat Jan 2012 #13
Snake Alchemist Jan 2012 #15
msongs Jan 2012 #16
Tansy_Gold Jan 2012 #17
girl gone mad Jan 2012 #19

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:31 PM

1. Barf.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:32 PM

2. Why?

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:36 PM

4. I have no use for Steve Jobs or

any other cult business leader.

So I say again: Barf!


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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:40 PM

8. Then this should be good news to you...

Then this should be good news to you...

Mr. Jobs is deceased-- the article is referencing his wife (unless of course you believe she's a "cult" business leader also).

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:34 PM

18. I actually read quite well, thank you

Is it your contention that she would be there if she were not Steve Jobs' widow?

Do you honestly believe that a person would be likely to have this strong a view of the legacy of Mr. Jobs while not being aware of his passing? Really?

And if she is not a proxy for a cult business leader then why is she identified in the headline as Steve Job's widow?

If Nancy Reagan were invitied and I said BARF because I despise RW nationalist presidents would that suggest to you that I believe that Nancy Reagan was president?

The hagiography of Steve Jobs (of which this gesture is part) is sickening, hence the emetic reaction. (Barf.)



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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:34 PM

3. A nice gesture. n/t

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:36 PM

5. Lenny Skutnik was a hero

who never asked what was in it for him.


Steve Jobs was a greedy, arrogant, selfish asshole. What did his wife ever do?

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Response to Tesha (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:50 PM

11. LOL, there we go. She should be canonized for that alone.

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Response to Tansy_Gold (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:16 PM

14. aiding and abetting

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:36 PM

6. Why not a member of Occupy or someone who recently lost their job, home or health insurance?

Why continually surround yourself with the individuals who create the miserable conditions we are subjected to by the corporations...

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:42 PM

9. Simultaneously weird and typical

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:49 PM

10. Yuck.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:07 PM

12. Warren Buffet’s secretary is the cool choice

Ouch, Romney is going to be seething about that.

I also read this as an indication Obama isn't all that concerned about facing Newt in the general election.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:08 PM

13. National hero?

Hmmmm.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:24 PM

15. Will she park in a handicap spot? nt

 

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:05 PM

16. replace jobs' wife with china's US ambassador. more appropriate nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:24 PM

17. Aren't they the same? n/t

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:39 PM

19. As tone deaf as ever. n/t

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