Don’t Forget: Hillary Clinton “Inside the State Department” Tonight at 9 EST on NGC
Set the DVR to record Inside the State Department, Monday, November 8, at 9 p.m. EST on the National Geographic Channel!
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Today is the 100th Anniversary of the vote to amend the Washington State constitution to allow women the right to vote – 10 years ahead of the rest of the nation
(and the 5th state to do so). Congrats, Washington, Happy Anniversary!
Obama to use teleprompter for Hindi speech
Indo-Asian News Service–New Delhi, November 08, 2010
Namaste India! In all likelihood that will be silver-tongued Barack Obama’s opening line when he addresses the Indian parliament on Monday evening. But to help him pronounce Hindi words correctly will be a teleprompter which the US president uses ever so often for his hypnotising speeches.
According to parliament sources, a technical team from the US has helped the Lok Sabha secretariat install textbook-sized panes of glass around the podium that will give cues to Obama on his prepared remarks to 780 Indian MPs on the evening of Nov 8.
It will be a 20-minute speech at Parliament House’s Central Hall that has been witness to some historic events, including first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s “tryst with destiny” speech when India became independent.
Obama will make history for more than one reason during the Nov 6-9 visit. This will be the first time a teleprompter will be used in the nearly 100-feet high dome-shaped hall that has portraits of eminent national leaders adorning its walls.
Indian politicians are known for making impromptu long speeches and perhaps that is why some parliament officials, who did not wish to be named, sounded rather surprised with the idea of a teleprompter for Obama.
“We thought Obama is a trained orator and skilled in the art of mass address with his continuous eye contact,” an official, who did not wish to be identified because of security restrictions, said.
The Times of India: “God’s truth, the city was glad to see him go.”
Posted on November 8, 2010 by Uppity Woman
God’s truth, the city was glad to see him go.
Oooops! It looks like Mumbai got a taste of the same, inconsiderate, detached, Self-Absorbed Obamas we all know and wince about.
‘Coz not since 26/11, has South Mumbai been witness to such drama over security, such isolation of Colaba and Nariman Point, even Fountain, Metro, Mahapalika Marg and CST, all of which President Barack Obama fleetingly visited in his whistlestop trip to Mumbai. The governments central and state may say what they want, but Obama’s visit has left a bitter aftertaste in the mouth of the Mumbaikar who is accustomed to sweetness around this time of the year because of the sacrifices the city had to make over Diwali to accommodate this guest. True, he is the President of the US, arguably the most powerful man on earth, but so what – how does that matter to us, people felt, and why should our festival be ruined?
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Barack in blunderland
Last Updated: 2:05 AM, November 7, 2010
He took a “shellacking,” a 2012 poll shows him trail ing two Republicans, and losing candidates in his own party are griping about his “tone deaf” leadership.
And the Mad Hatter, Nancy Pelosi, refuses to exit quietly. Welcome to Barack Obama’s worst week in the Oval Office.
It started with Halloween and ended with Obama exposed as a diminished and damaged president. Merely listing his problems doesn’t do justice to his predicament.
The majesty of his brand and the aura of invincibility that marked his phenomenal rise have been shattered beyond repair. The midterm results were a furious, broad-based “no confidence” verdict on his stewardship.
In state after state, the elderly, independents and white women turned against him with a vengeance. His Midas touch became feet of clay, with his policies rejected and his team’s political competency discredited.
Things are so bad that the “Hillary” option is in the air again, though she swears no, no, no. Maybe her fingers are crossed?
If so, you can’t blame her. The wave of downbeat chatter about Obama includes supporters talking about a failed presidency and making references to Jimmy Carter, which is the kiss of death.
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November 7th, 2010
The Only Question Left: Will The Detox Party Win And Dump Obama?
There’s really only one question left after the midterm elections: Will Democrats who are rapidly joining the Detox Party win or will Obama Dimocrats win?
Obama Dimocrats are fighting to continue their serpentine grip on the Dimocratic Party – that is what the Nancy Pelousy fight is all about. It does not make sense to have an extremely unpopular leader in the Senate (Harry Reid) and an even more unpopular leader in the House of Representatives (Nancy Pelosi). Nancy Pelousy in particular forced votes on House members which killed them (such as Cap and Trade). She is guilty of losing the House majority because she pushed very bad legislation. Instead of dumping her Obama Dimocrats need to keep her in position to retain power.
The idiot left of the “creative class” are so stupid (yup, we mean the DailyKooks via Haiku Bowers) they are supporting the very structure that has repeatedly spat at them. The “logic” these “creative class”, very well educated but supremely stupid, clowns employ is that Nancy is a “true progressive” and they must fight for her. Putting aside the health scam legislation which betrayed the pro-choice community and any chance of real health care reform (in favor of Big PhaRma and Big Insurance profits), why bother supporting an establishment that has repeatedly spit on you? The NothingLeft “creative class” types are so debased that all they have left is a strategy to support the establishment which has so utterly failed them.