Archive for the ‘Obama’ Category

Barack Obama relaxing with the fam.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Barack Obama with Michelle Obama, Malia and Sasha

First family love.

source: www.blacksnob.com

HAPPY 100TH DAY IN OFFICE PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

[photo source: Larry Downing/Reuters]

Some say President Obama  has done more in his first 100 days as president than any other president in history, even more so than FDR. For a list of some of his notable accomplishments, visit this article on CNN.

Also, at the Huffington Post, the “HuffPost Bloggers grade” Obama on his accomplishments. Here’s that article. In my opinion, biased towards Obama, whoever gives him a poor grade should seriously try to accomplish what he’s accomplished so far during America’s economic crises.

President Obama’s speeches help many in Japan learn English!

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

[www.reuters.com]

Wow, Mr. President, not only do your speeches inspire millions around the globe, but now hundreds of thousands of Japanese people are learning English because of them! Many of President Obama’s speeches have been compiled into:

An English-language textbook, “The Speeches of Barack Obama,”[which] has sold more than 400,000 copies in two months, a big hit in a country where few hit novels sell more than a million copies a year.

Here are some more interesting parts of the article:

“Speeches by presidents and presidential candidates are excellent as listening tools to learn English, because their contents are good and their words are easy to catch,” said Yuzo Yamamoto of Asahi Press, which produced the best-selling text book.

“Obama’s is especially so. His speeches are so moving, and he also uses words such as ‘yes, we can,’ ‘change’ and ‘hope’ that even Japanese people can memorize,” he said.

Speeches by President George W. Bush and former nominee John Kerry’s four years ago did not have the same appeal, however, and nor do those made by Japanese politicians, Yamamoto said.

“In Japan, we don’t have politicians who have such a positive influence. That’s why we have to turn to a foreign president for someone in whom to place our hopes.”

According the to the article, the book surpassed and became the number one seller on Amazon’s website in Japan–www.amazon.co.jp. Does President Obama get a daily briefing on the positive impact he is having on lives across the world? You go, Mr. President!

[source: www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews]

Will Obama “be held to a different standard because of his skin color?”

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Interesting article questioning whether or not President Obama’s race will play a role in how his work will be “judged.”

Here is an excerpt from the article:

Andrew Rojecki, co-author of “The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America…” says people who say  Obama isn’t going to be held to a different standard because of his skin color didn’t pay attention to his campaign.

He says Obama had to deal with challenges that other candidates didn’t have to face. Obama’s run for office was almost ended by his association with his minister, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, whose incendiary sermons shocked many.

But Republican presidential nominee John McCain’s relationship with the Rev. John Hagee, who was accused of anti-Semitism, never threatened to end his campaign, Rojecki says.

[source: “Will Obama Have to be better because he is black?” John Blake]

Does Obama have an identical twin brother in Jakarta, Indonesia?

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

No, President Obama does not have an identical twin in Jakarta, Indonesia. However, “Indonesian photographer Ilham Anas” has recently become rich & famous because from “some angles [he] bears a resemblance to the new U.S. president.” I hope he does not move to Vegas and become an Obama impersonator.

[picture source: Reuters]

[source: www.news.yahoo.com]

Thanks Tim for sending this info my way!

Obama will get a “secure BarackBerry.” Cost = $3,350.

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

 [source for picture]

“The decision to allow Obama to keep a smartphone is ‘a compromise that allows him to stay in touch with senior staff and a small group of personal friends,’ Gibbs [House Press Secretary] told the media in his first press conference since the inauguration.”

“‘Use will be limited and the security is enhanced to ensure his ability to communicate but to do so effectively,’ Gibbs also said. ‘And to do so in a way that is protected.’ ”

“There are also concerns that mobile devices such as the BlackBerry, which contain built-in GPS technology, could be hacked, revealing the president’s location within a few feet.”

 I hope they remove any GPS capabilities!!!
[source: www.CNNPolitics.com]

Malia and Sasha look like cute little dolls!!!

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

[E! Online – Malia and Sasha Obama Are Such Dolls(E! Online)]

“Beanie Babies maker Ty has launched two new dolls for their TyGirlz Collection—’Sweet Sasha’ and ‘Marvelous Malia.'”

“No word on how President Barack Obama or first lady Michelle Obama feel about their girls getting all dolled-up.”

If you were the president, would you be flattered or disturbed that someone made dolls that looked like and were name after your kids? Hmm….

[source: www.news.yahoo.com ]

Obama wins negotiations to check email and keep his BlackBerry!

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

“President Barack Obama is keeping his cherished BlackBerry for personal use, becoming the first sitting president to use e-mail.”

“…the president believes that using a personal hand-held e-mail device is an effective way to keep in touch with people without ‘getting stuck in a bubble.'”

[source: Yahoo!Tech]

You go President Obama! Shall we nickname your device the BarackBerry or ObamaBerry?!