Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Is this why presidents use so many pens to sign bills?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-18-09 03:02 AM
Original message
Is this why presidents use so many pens to sign bills?
I noticed that President Obama used a number of pens to sign the stimulus bill Tuesday, and I've seen other presidents do the same thing before.

Is it so that they will have more momentos to hand out? "Hey, here's a pen I signed a historic bill with!" It's the only thing I can come up with. Is that right?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-18-09 03:03 AM
Response to Original message
1. Yes.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-18-09 03:55 AM
Response to Reply #1
6. pithy!
:hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-18-09 03:58 AM
Response to Reply #6
7. Not!
:toast:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-18-09 04:24 AM
Response to Reply #7
8. it was the epitome of "pithiness"
Concise and to the point.

:patriot:

I think you helped me with an electrical issue last summer, and I want to say again, "Thank you!"

If I got you mixed up with someone else, I'm sorry!

:hide:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-18-09 03:16 PM
Response to Reply #8
12. Just teasing.
Was it a home wiring problem? If so it could have been me, if not it was likely someone else.

David
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-18-09 03:10 AM
Response to Original message
2. lord; sans glasses I read PENIS
:o
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
B o d i Donating Member (543 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-18-09 03:14 AM
Response to Reply #2
3. pen island dot com?
They have pens for all your needs, or so I hear...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-18-09 03:22 AM
Response to Reply #2
4. 'course that's only Clinton
He uses my penis for evil plans. Stay tuned.

:D
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-18-09 03:51 AM
Response to Reply #2
5. I don't wear glasses and I saw the same thing.
Then again, I'm a pev at heart. :evilgrin:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-18-09 05:34 AM
Response to Original message
9. "Mementos," actually. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ocracoker16 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-18-09 04:49 PM
Response to Reply #9
13. usually given to people who were instrumental in passing the bill
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-18-09 05:35 AM
Response to Original message
10. they sell them on eBay.....
:rofl:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-18-09 06:11 AM
Response to Original message
11. Yes. I knew somebody who was a dem congressman in the 60's
I went to his funeral when he passed away, and they had a bunch of his memoribilia on display as a tribute to him. They had several pics of him at the Presidential signings of a few bills, and the pen he got as part of it. Sometimes with a letter from the President. It was actually fascinating. I never knew some of the things he had done, he was just a really nice man. I met him through the lab rescue group that I volunteered for.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sat Sep 20th 2014, 07:24 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC