Archive for the ‘President Barack Obama’ Category

YouTube will live stream Obama’s Press Conference tonight at 8 pm PST!

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Subscribe to the official White House station on YouTube so you don’t miss out! I hope YouTube is adequately prepared to handle the millions of users who will probably use its service to watch the press conference. I better get back from the gym on time!

Go to: http://www.youtube.com/whitehouse

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.

Julio Osegueda rises to fame for asking Obama a question in a VERY enthusiastic manner!

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

The 19 year old Osequeda, a college student and McDonald’s worker, is chosen by Obama to ask a question during a Ft. Lauderdale townhall meeting. You definitely do not want to miss reading this article or watching the videos in it!

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2009/02/62687523/1?se=yahoorefer

Another article on this subject in the Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/10/julio-osegueda-on-countdo_n_165856.html

President Obama signs pay-equity legislation!

Friday, January 30th, 2009

President Obama, you rock!  You have done so much already, and you haven’t even been in office 10 days!

Excerpts from the article:

“Equal pay is by no means just a women’s issue, it’s a family issue,” Obama said. “And in this economy, when so many folks are already working harder for less and struggling to get by, the last thing they can afford is losing part of each month’s paycheck to simple and plain discrimination.”

Obama cited Census Bureau figures that show women still earn about 78 cents for every dollar men get for doing equivalent jobs, and it’s even less for women of color.

Read the full article, here.

Everyone wants a snap of President Obama (well all these people did anyway)!

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

[source: picture]

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!