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Now retired and living on Kaua'i. :)

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CNN Ticker "Obama, the Bear,(In Minn) is loose and trying to reconnect with voters" lol (pic heavy)

CNN Political Ticker ✔ @PoliticalTicker
Obama, the ‘Bear,’ is loose and trying to reconnect with voters http://wp.me/p4HKM-1h0U

Donna NoShock @NoShock
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@PoliticalTicker He doesn't have to "try". People swarm to him everywhere he goes. Y'all 2 busy believing those bogus polls you run.
2:45 PM - 26 Jun 2014
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bengarvin ✔ @bengarvin
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Obama walked over w/ fat cone, offered to buy. "Is that unethical? I'm trying to soften you up." #potusmn
2:10 PM - 26 Jun 2014
16 Retweets 21 favorites .. All that "trying to reconnect" has worked up an appetite.


bengarvin ✔ @bengarvin
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Obama buys a jar of 'Minnesalsa'
@goldenfig #potusmn
2:05 PM - 26 Jun 2014
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petesouza ✔ @petesouza
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President Obama jokes with a young kid along Grand Ave in St. Paul today
2:20 PM - 26 Jun 2014
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TheObamaDiary.com @TheObamaDiary
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A young admirer is overcome while meeting President Obama outside Matt's Bar in Minneapolis (Photo: Ben Garvin)
1:03 PM - 26 Jun 2014
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petesouza ✔ @petesouza
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President Barack Obama talks with staff at the Golden FIg in St. Paul.
2:22 PM - 26 Jun 2014
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TheObamaDiary.com @TheObamaDiary
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Hand in Hand: President Obama greets a child as he walks along Grand Ave. in St. Paul, Minnesota

1:53 PM - 26 Jun 2014
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Josh Earnest ✔ @PressSec
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Potus visits with local ladies as he stops for ice cream on a lovely summer evening in St Paul. #DayInTheLife
12:55 PM - 26 Jun 2014 91 Retweets 76 favorites


bengarvin ✔ @bengarvin
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Obama works rope line outside @MattsBar #potusmn
9:04 AM - 26 Jun 2014 48 Retweets 38 favorites

MOre Tweets..
TOD



The Question about Training..



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"The email, dated April 5, 2013, which was sent shortly before Snowden departed Hawaii for Hong Kong and released thousands of NSA documents to journalists, asks a question about the agency’s mandatory USSID 18 training and Executive Orders — orders that come from the president.

In his email, Snowden asked about the hierarchy for such presidential orders, asking whether these have the same precedence as law.

“My understanding is that EOs may be superseded by federal statute, but EOs may not override statute. Am I correct in this?” he wrote. He also wanted to know which of Department of Defense regulations and regulations from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have greater precedence."

http://www.wired.com/2014/05/snowden-email-to-nsa/

E-mail boner sent to bush to demand EO when Congress Rejected it..

Jesse Lee ✔ @jesseclee44
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Here's @SpeakerBoehner demanding a Bush EO to save an historic boat Congress had rejected: http://archive.cincinnati.com/article/20081204/NEWS01/812040397/Local-reps-ask-Bush-Save-Delta-Queen
8:09 AM - 25 Jun 2014
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TOD

Yeah yeah, boner.. A couple a tweets.. @Press Sec's quote on PBO's reaction..

Mark Knoller ✔ @markknoller
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Despite Boehner lawsuit plan, @PressSec says Pres Obama not rethinking his "pen and a phone" strategy to pursue exec actions on his own.
7:35 AM - 25 Jun 2014
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Sabrina @Charmed86
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Josh - I'm looking forward to the republican "taxed funded lawsuit against the President for doing his job" LMAO
7:37 AM - 25 Jun 2014
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TOD

mahalo bigtree

LOL.. that should have been

your red flag, betsuni!

Grey Poupon Wants Obama to ‘Pardon’ Dijon Lovers

"Real mustard growers may be fairly indifferent to the semi-controversy surrounding President Obama's preference for Dijon mustard, but Grey Poupon is trying to take advantage of this rare marketing opportunity, when an infinitesimal slither of America's attention is marginally focused on the topic of mustard. Over the weekend the company's public-relations team sent over a statement calling on President Obama to "pardon" lovers of Dijon mustard — a riff off the classic "pardon me" commercials that made their product seem so snooty in the first place. "The right to choose condiments freely is quintessentially American and embodies the spirit of our democracy," reads the release's tongue-in-cheek interpretation of our national ideals. Heh. Isn't this so much more fun than not making an issue of how Obama eats his burger?"

ROFL..

May 8, 2009

The Honorable Barack H. Obama
President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Dear Mr. President:

We applaud you, Mr. President, for exercising your freedom of taste when recently ordering
a burger with Dijon mustard. We’re always happy to see people use Dijon mustard to add
flair and flavor to their favorite foods. The right to choose condiments freely is
quintessentially American and embodies the spirit of our democracy.

So we urge you to respond to “Dijon-gate” by issuing a “pardon” to any American who has
ever been criticized for putting a liberal spread of Dijon mustard on a burger or a
conservative dollop on a ham & cheese sandwich. These “Pardon Me for Loving Dijon”
proclamations will empower the millions of Dijon mustard-loving Americans to ask for their
favorite condiment with pride.


Respectfully yours,

The GREY POUPON Team
www.greypoupon.com

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2009/05/grey_poupon_wants_obama_to_par.html

You're Pardoned..


But, "Whistleblowers are thrown in jail.!!!1111"

Good for Dianne Parcell!

Yummm I like pics of food and the President!

gracias, bigtree

Well, let's get it over here..mccain palin' around with terrorists



f*Cking idiot.

Thanks for the huge thread on President Obama's visit to Chipotle, bigtree..

Zeke Miller @ZekeJMiller · 2h
Obama: "It’s been a while since I had a burrito bowl—and it was good . . . I just walked over to Chipotles for lunch. I caused a lot of havoc"

A snippet of a sequel from the Obama diary..

President Obama & The First Lady Champion Working Families



Robin Roberts and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House Summit on Working Families

Marlei Martinez: Obama Seeks ‘Good, Strong, Healthy Families’

"President Barack Obama is encouraging Congress and the country to focus on issues here at home — namely how to improve the livelihoods of working families.Here are the five things we learned from our sitdown with the President: 1. The goal of the summit is … “… to lift up the conversation that everybody is already having individually and let people know you’re not alone out here,” Obama said. Priority one: Paid family leave According to a survey from the United Nations’ labor agency, of the 185 countries and territories with readily available information, only three do not provide paid maternity leave. And, you guessed it, the United States made that list. The other two countries are Oman and Papua New Guinea. “Paid family leave, we’re the only advanced country on Earth that doesn’t have it,” the President said. “It doesn’t make any sense. There are a lot of countries that are a lot poorer than we are that also have it.”

Much MOre..
TOD

Some ways President Obama has transformed the Nation from the hell-hole that was

bush-cheney.

by Milt Shook

"It’s 2014, and once again, we have a very important election ahead of us. Yet, there are a lot of very loud progressives who have done nothing since President Obama was elected five years ago but complain, because he’s not perfect. They claim that he’s no progressive.

That’s a lie. What do these folks think “progressive” mean? The root word is “progress,” and we’ve seen a hell of a lot of progress since January 20, 2009. We have a national health care plan, for the first time in our history. We recovered from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression in quick order; we would be well on our way to a full recovery, except that Republicans in Congress are blocking everything anyone in the Democratic Party proposes, out of fear that the first black president may actually look good. Yet, with all of that blockage of progress, some progressives still spend all of their time going after Obama and Democrats."

And, if you don't spend all your time going after President Obama and Democrats.. the above doesn't appy to you.

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"In addition to health care and the economy, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is history. Same-sex couples are getting married and enjoying the same benefits of other married couples. The marijuana prohibition is frittering away. The stock market has more than doubled. Manufacturing is starting to come back from Asia. The auto industry is not only whole again, but they’re producing a record number of hybrid and electric cars, and we’re on pace to double average vehicle gas mileage by 2020, even as the government both reduces our dependence on foreign oil and makes record investments in developing renewable energy sources.

MOre..
http://pleasecutthecrap.com/obama-accomplishments/

Yes, the road hasn't been easy but that's what Progress is in this atmosphere of unprecedented Obstruction.. and the President never said it would be easy. But, there has been Unprecedented Progress, too.

The Incomplete Greatness of Barack Obama

He’s gotten more done in three years than any president in decades. Too bad the American public still thinks he hasn’t accomplished anything.

By Paul Glastris

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"Even over the past year, when he was bogged down in budget fights with the Tea Party-controlled GOP House, Obama still managed to squeeze out a few domestic policy victories, including a $1.2 trillion deficit reduction deal and the most sweeping overhaul of food safety laws in more than seventy years. More impressively, on the foreign policy front he ended the war in Iraq, began the drawdown in Afghanistan, helped to oust Gaddafi in Libya and usher out Mubarak in Egypt, orchestrated new military and commercial alliances as a hedge against China, and tightened sanctions against Iran over its nukes."

Just one snip but great comprehensive article though for those who have the time..
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/march_april_2012/features/the_incomplete_greatness_of_ba035754.php?page=all

Paul Krugman on Obama's Great Year..

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"New York Times columnist Paul Krugman attempted to puncture a prevailing media narrative on Monday, arguing that — contrary to what Beltway centrists would have you believe — President Obama has actually had a successful 2014.

The Nobel Prize-winning economist highlighted the progress of the Affordable Care Act, financial reform and Obama's recent new regulations on power plants as evidence that the press and commentariat are wrong when they emphasize the negatives, such as "the contrast between the extravagant hopes of 2008 and the prosaic realities of political trench warfare, the troubles at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the mess in Iraq, and so on."

Krugman was also dismissive of Obama's relatively low approval rating, contending that it "mainly reflects political polarization" and shouldn't be used to judge the President."

MOre..
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/paul-krugman-centrists-obama-good-year

Again, thank goodness for people like Paul Glastris, Paul Krugman, and Milt Shook, she.. who are there to deal in reality unlike the ratfuckers who bait and click to get their attentionwhore profits satisfied.
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