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Obama at Vigil for Sandy Hook Shooting Victims

President Obama arrives at the start of an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn.
PHOTO: (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)



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Obama at Vigil for Sandy Hook Shooting Victims


President Obama arrives at the start of an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn.

PHOTO: (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Jedi Obama

Jedi Obama

Obama in White House Kitchen Garden - South Lawn - Aug 2012 - Peter Souza
(HH: Calling the Victory Garden This Week)

Obama in White House Kitchen Garden - South Lawn - Aug 2012 - Peter Souza

(HH: Calling the Victory Garden This Week)

TEDDY ROOSEVELT -  BULLY THAT!
He was a trendsetter. Roosevelt’s Wikipedia entry has a list of presidential firsts, including the first president to refer to the presidential mansion as the White House, host a black man at a White House dinner, appoint a Jewish person as a cabinet member, travel outside the United States while in office, and fly in an airplane. He was also the first American to ever win a Nobel Prize, for Peace in 1906.
Roosevelt called his governing philosophy “Square Deal,” meaning fair dealings between businesses, consumers, and workers. He opened 40 antitrust cases against corporations. He promoted safe handling regulations for food and drugs, fought against misleading advertising, and encouraged arbitration between businesses and unions.—brought to you by mental_floss! by Miss Cellania 

TEDDY ROOSEVELT -  BULLY THAT!

He was a trendsetter. Roosevelt’s Wikipedia entry has a list of presidential firsts, including the first president to refer to the presidential mansion as the White House, host a black man at a White House dinner, appoint a Jewish person as a cabinet member, travel outside the United States while in office, and fly in an airplane. He was also the first American to ever win a Nobel Prizefor Peace in 1906.

Roosevelt called his governing philosophy “Square Deal,” meaning fair dealings between businesses, consumers, and workers. He opened 40 antitrust cases against corporations. He promoted safe handling regulations for food and drugs, fought against misleading advertising, and encouraged arbitration between businesses and unions.

—brought to you by mental_floss! by Miss Cellania 

At long last … The rainbow officially reaches the White House

“The Arc of the Moral Universe Is Long, but It Bends Toward Justice”  Martin Luther King Jr.

Further: by Arthur Howe

"Dr. King once said that the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice. It bends towards justice, but here is the thing: it does not bend on its own. It bends because each of us in our own ways put our hand on that arc and we bend it in the direction of justice….”
#44
U.S. President Barack Obama receives a baseball jersey during an event held to honor the 2011 World Series Champions, the St, Louis Cardinals, at the White House in Washington January 17, 2012.

#44

U.S. President Barack Obama receives a baseball jersey during an event held to honor the 2011 World Series Champions, the St, Louis Cardinals, at the White House in Washington January 17, 2012.

Obama in Marine One Helicopter 2011 
President Barack Obama is seen silhouetted inside Marine One helicopter during his arrival on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 in Washington. Obama made an unannounced trip to Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, to pay tribute to the 30 U.S. troops killed over the weekend in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) 

Obama in Marine One Helicopter 2011 

President Barack Obama is seen silhouetted inside Marine One helicopter during his arrival on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 in Washington. Obama made an unannounced trip to Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, to pay tribute to the 30 U.S. troops killed over the weekend in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) 

Jelly Bellies in the White House - Ronald Reagan
Soon after Ronald Reagan became Governor of California in 1967, he began eating “pectin” jelly beans made by Herman Goelitz Candy Company, in order to help him give up a pipe-smoking habit. When Herman Goelitz’s Jelly Bellies first appeared on the market in 1976, Reagan quickly switched to them. 
Three-and-a-half tons of Jelly Bellies were shipped to the White House for the 1981 Inaugural festivities. Blueberry, one of the most popular current flavors, was developed for President Reagan’s inauguration so that there would be red, white and blue jelly beans at the festivities.                              A jar of Jelly Bellies on the Cabinet table.
Before Reagan became President, his Jelly Bellies were supplied by Herman Roland, who lived in Los Angeles, and who was a cousin of the two Goelitz brothers who founded the candy company in 1869. After Reagan moved to the White House, his Jelly Bellies were apparently supplied directly from Goelitz headquarters in the Chicago area.*
 
President Reagan’s favorite Jelly Belly flavor was licorice.
 
* From 1978 to 2001 Jelly Bellies were jointly manufactured by two companies, based in northern California and the Chicago area respectively. In 2001 the two companies, Herman Goelitz Candy Company (California) and Goelitz Confectionery Company (Chicago area), combined into one corporation named Jelly Belly Candy Company.
 
Note:  The inset photo of Reagan made out of jelly beans ~ henry alva via Flickr

Ronald Reagan made out of Jelly Bellies
Jelly Bellies in the White House - Ronald Reagan

Soon after Ronald Reagan became Governor of California in 1967, he began eating “pectin” jelly beans made by Herman Goelitz Candy Company, in order to help him give up a pipe-smoking habit. When Herman Goelitz’s Jelly Bellies first appeared on the market in 1976, Reagan quickly switched to them. 

Three-and-a-half tons of Jelly Bellies were shipped to the White House for the 1981 Inaugural festivities. Blueberry, one of the most popular current flavors, was developed for President Reagan’s inauguration so that there would be red, white and blue jelly beans at the festivities.                              A jar of Jelly Bellies on the Cabinet table.

Before Reagan became President, his Jelly Bellies were supplied by Herman Roland, who lived in Los Angeles, and who was a cousin of the two Goelitz brothers who founded the candy company in 1869. After Reagan moved to the White House, his Jelly Bellies were apparently supplied directly from Goelitz headquarters in the Chicago area.*

 

President Reagan’s favorite Jelly Belly flavor was licorice.

 

* From 1978 to 2001 Jelly Bellies were jointly manufactured by two companies, based in northern California and the Chicago area respectively. In 2001 the two companies, Herman Goelitz Candy Company (California) and Goelitz Confectionery Company (Chicago area), combined into one corporation named Jelly Belly Candy Company.

 

Note:  The inset photo of Reagan made out of jelly beans ~ henry alva via Flickr

Here, then, are 10 Inconvenient Truths About the Debt Ceiling:

Here, then, are 10 Inconvenient Truths About the Debt Ceiling:

1. Republican Leaders Agree U.S. Default Would Be a “Financial Disaster”

2. Ronald Reagan Tripled the National Debt

3. George W. Bush Doubled the National Debt

4. Republicans Voted Seven Times to Raise Debt Ceiling for President Bush

5. Federal Taxes Are Now at a 60 Year Low

6. Bush Tax Cuts Didn’t Pay for Themselves or Spur “Job Creators”

7. Ryan Budget Delivers Another Tax Cut Windfall for Wealthy

8. Ryan Budget Will Require Raising Debt Ceiling - Repeatedly

9. Tax Cuts Drive the Next Decade of Debt

10. $3 Trillion Tab for Unfunded Wars Remains Unpaid

http://crooksandliars.com/jon-perr/10-inconvenient-truths-about-debt-ceiling HH: Bottomline, no matter whose fault it is/was, we’re broke.

Obama Turns 50 Despite Republican Opposition

"WASHINGTON—After months of heated negotiations and failed attempts to achieve any kind of consensus, President Obama turned 50 years old Thursday, drawing strong criticism from Republicans in Congress. "With the host of problems this country is currently facing, the fact that our president is devoting time to the human process of aging is an affront to Americans everywhere," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who advocated a provision to keep Obama 49 at least through the fall of 2013. "To move forward unilaterally and simply begin the next year of his life without bipartisan support—is that any way to lead a country?" According to White House officials, Obama attempted to work with Republicans right up until the Aug. 4 deadline, but was ultimately left with no choice except to turn a year older."   (FROM THE ONION)

HAHAHA - This is pretty accurate 

Obama and Pirate - 
President Barack Obama “meets” with speechwriter Cody Keenan, who dressed as a pirate for an Oval Office photo taken for use in the President’s humorous speech to the White House Correspondents Association dinner May 9, 2009. “But as I said during the campaign, we can’t just talk to our friends. As hard as it is, we also have to talk to our enemies, and I’ve begun to do exactly that,” the President said in his speech. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.) This official White House photograph is being made available for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way or used in materials, advertisements, products, or promotions that in any way suggest approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Obama and Pirate - 

President Barack Obama “meets” with speechwriter Cody Keenan, who dressed as a pirate for an Oval Office photo taken for use in the President’s humorous speech to the White House Correspondents Association dinner May 9, 2009. “But as I said during the campaign, we can’t just talk to our friends. As hard as it is, we also have to talk to our enemies, and I’ve begun to do exactly that,” the President said in his speech. 
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.) 
This official White House photograph is being made available for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way or used in materials, advertisements, products, or promotions that in any way suggest approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

 
Whitehouse goes green
Green water comes out from the fountain at the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama was hosting Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

 

Whitehouse goes green

Green water comes out from the fountain at the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama was hosting Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Washington D.C. State Dinner - beautiful preparation
Drew Angerer/The New York Times A table was prepared for the state dinner at the White House in Washington on Wednesday.

Washington D.C. State Dinner - beautiful preparation

Drew Angerer/The New York Times A table was prepared for the state dinner at the White House in Washington on Wednesday.

Cheers - Hillary - Secretary of State at a state dinner toast 
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton raises her glass for a toast during a State Dinner in honor ofChina's President Hu Jintao at the White House in Washington, January 19, 2011.  (Getty Images)
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Cheers - Hillary - Secretary of State at a state dinner toast 

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton raises her glass for a toast during a State Dinner in honor ofChina's President Hu Jintao at the White House in Washington, January 19, 2011.  (Getty Images)