Wednesday, February 01, 2012

On this day in 1865...

President Abraham Lincoln signed the Thirteenth Amendment into law, forever abolishing slavery in the United States. Well, I guess that explains why Apple products are made in China.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Ask President Carter Obama

Barack Obama tried his hand at employment counseling during in the Google Plus live video chat room "Hangout." He answered questions submitted through Google owned YouTube as well as live questions like this from Jennifer Wedel -

WASHINGTON (The Associated Press)

President Barack Obama is trying to rebuild the American economy, one job at a time — literally.

The president asked an online town hall questioner Monday to send him her husband's resume, insisting he wanted to look into why the man remained out of work despite his background as a semiconductor engineer.

"I meant what I said, if you send me your husband's resume, I'd be interested in finding out exactly what's happening right there," Obama told the questioner, Jennifer Wedel of Fort Worth, Texas.

He told Wedel that according to what he was hearing from industry, such high-tech fields are in great demand and her husband "should be able to find something right away."

Wedel told Obama that despite what he said, her husband had been out of work for three years. She wanted to know why foreign workers were getting visas for high-skilled work.

Wedel's insistence that the president's claims about the demand for high-skilled workers weren't being born out for her husband led to the president's offer to take a look at his resume.

"I'll have to take you up on that," she told him. And Obama came back to it after covering a range of issues in the 45-minute session, telling Wedel, "Remember to send me that information!"
Obama often channels Jimmy Carter, but this time he was channeling Dan Aykroyd impersonating Jimmy Carter in a 1977 SNL skit -

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Michelle Obama Drops $50K on Luxury Drawers

First Lady Michelle Obama and her ME posse reportedly spent so much cash at the Madison Ave, NYC lady's lingerie purveyor, Agent Provocateur, that sales jumped more than 12% with Mickey O laying down $50,000 for underwear in one shopping spree.

The Telegraph is reporting:
The First Lady ... along with the Queen of Qatar, Sheikha Mozah, closed off part of Madison Avenue to spend time in the luxury lingerie shop. Their purchases contributed to a market-spanking 12.5pc lift in sales.
Agent Provocateur, which is styled on vintage Hollywood glamour, sells handmade Calais lace corsets that sell for up to £900, which could ruffle the feathers of more than just President Barack Obama in an election year.
Agent Provocateur's chief executive, Gary Hogarth, declined to identify anyone on the "secret client list," admitting, however, the AP brand has attracted many "unexpected famous names," especially in the US. Lacking any hard evidence Mrs. Obama was actually at the knickers emporium, we can only trust that eyewitnesses are being truthful.

If they are, then one could further speculate in this election year Mickey O was shopping from the Campaign Collection again showing a natural callous disregard for the the plight of scores of millions Americans who are unemployed, under-employed, and the more than 45 million Americans on food stamps as a result of Barack Obama's stimulus package. Apparently, Michelle has a different kind of stimulus in mind for the president's package.