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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:10 PM
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Photos: An ant may well destroy a whole dam. (The Obama Presidency, Day 527)
Boehner criticized the financial regulatory overhaul compromise reached last week between House and Senate negotiators as an overreaction to the financial crisis that triggered the recession. The bill would tighten restrictions on lending, create a consumer protection agency with broad oversight power and give the government an orderly way to dissolve the largest financial institutions if they run out of money.

"This is killing an ant with a nuclear weapon,"

http://pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_68810...





An ant may well destroy a whole dam. - Chinese Proverb
DNC Video: Ants? Really John Boehner?


President Barack Obama walks with Col. Kenneth R. Rizer, Commander of the 316th Wing and Installation Commander of Andrews Air Force Base, Md. , toward Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. , Wednesday, June 30, 2010, en route to Racine, Wis.






Obama film co-director Damien Dematra (L) poses with Ilham Anas, (R), the Indonesian look alike of US President Barack Obama at the Jakarta cinema house on June 30, 2010 for the debut screening of 'Obama Anak Menteng' or 'Obama the Menteng Kid', a film about Obama's childhood days in Indonesia. The locally produced film is set in the upscale Jakarta neighbourhood of Menteng where Obama lived from 1967 to 1971 with his mother and Indonesian stepfather, promise a very different perspective on the man in the White House. Dematra said it would show the US president in a light that Americans might find strange.







U.S. President Barack Obama stands next to Racine Mayor John Dickert in the O and H Danish Bakery before he holds a town hall meeting about the economy at the Racine Memorial Hall in Wisconsin












WASHINGTON - JUNE 29: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) gestures during the second day of confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Capitol Hill June 29, 2010 in Washington, DC. Kagan is U.S. President Barack Obama's second Supreme Court nominee since taking office.








Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)




Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala














President Barack Obama greets members of the Wisconsin National Guards 128th Air Refueling Wing upon his arrival at Mitchell International airport in Milwaukee, Wis. , Wednesday, June, 30, 2009.



Obama blasts GOP leader's 'ant' comment as 'out of touch'
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RACINE, WI - JUNE 30: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to guests gathered for a town hall style meeting on June 30, 2010 in Racine, Wisconsin. The President used the event to speak to the 1,300 attendees about the economy.












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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:55 PM
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1. Clio
Fantastic, great, wonderful pix. Thank you so much for you time and beautiful job. We really do appreciate it.

So listen up you slackers... Rec this thread!! ;P
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:59 PM
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2. Awesome pics
I hope you're the new Jackeens.

:D
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 01:22 AM
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6. aww .... thanks for the compliment....
.... I miss her too.

She started her own photoblog .... which hopefully someone will know the URL of.
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nyc 4 Biden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 04:49 PM
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14. whatever happened to jackeens?
great OP by the way. k&r.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 12:17 AM
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3. Thanks for the pics, Clio!
I just love Kagan's smile!

And Obama's, of course!
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 01:08 AM
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4. Is that a giant donut or something? Why can he eat stuff the rest of us cannot?
It is simply unfair to have such a fast metabolism....he is 48!
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 01:21 AM
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5. lol, well, according to "The Bridge" he's a fairly avid runner....
.... and gets to take full advantage of W's work out room every morning .... the one thing he's GLAD Bush left him.

http://whitehousemuseum.org/floor3/sitting-room-301.htm
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 01:28 AM
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9. LOL. The pics of Bush working out just make me laugh.
I guess Bill Clinton put it in during the 90's.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 01:24 AM
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7. Danish Kringle, that is.
Try one some time. They're wickedly good.

(And I agree about the unfair metabolism...)

NGU.

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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 01:26 AM
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8. Must. Get. Danish. Kringle.
I am not usually allowed that kind of stuff (type 1 diabetic) but I would make an exception.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 01:50 AM
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11. Better stock up on insulin...
:D

NGU.

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Dr Morbius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 11:08 PM
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16. My father used to do business up in Racine. He LOVED that bakery.
The pecan kringle, in particular, was amazing. I still remember how good they were.
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 01:44 AM
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10. Love the Hearing/Franken sequence eom
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ChicagoSuz219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 02:30 AM
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12. Thanks for posting!
I love that the cameraman is smiling in the bakery pic... :)
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 10:02 AM
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13. oh, I'd missed that one ... funny. nt
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 10:27 PM
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15. thanks...n/t
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