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Obama's birthday cake delivery

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posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 01:16 PM

Originally posted by pause4thought

An innocent proposal or a marriage of convenience?

i would say that sums it up pretty well.

posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 02:06 PM

Originally posted by pause4thought
reply to post by Missing Blue Sky

Wow! An astute observation. Could it be a veiled insult?

[edit on 5/8/09 by pause4thought]

Hopefully not, but possibly to reinforce the *batty old aunt* impression they try to create regarding Helen Thomas.

Obama is 41 years younger than Ms Thomas, and the way he sat down and put his arm around her reminded me of how I saw Alzheimer's patients being treated in a retirement center.

No matter what you think of Helen Thomas, you have to admire her b**ls in asking the hard questions. She still has it at 89.

What I've always liked about her is the fact that she doesn't really seem to care whether the president she is asking questions of is Democrat, or Republican. Her aggressive presentation of the question, and her relentless pursuit of the side-stepping (lying) press secretaries is hilarious, and even though they try to make her seem like *the batty old aunt*, it usually makes me sit up and take notice of what she is trying to get an answer to.

And makes me think, why don't they just answer without beating around the bush........what are they trying to hide.

What I REALLY want to know, though, is, why only 6 cupcakes?

posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 05:40 PM
reply to post by FlyersFan

I don't think Helen Thomas is a left-wing blogger. When I knew her she was working for the UPI--United Press International--(that's longer ago than I would like to admit) and had been for years.

Helen Thomas has been at White House briefings since the 1960's. She's a White House institution. As far as I know all of the presidents since then have been fond of her, even when she made them uncomfortable.

I think anyone who was president would do something nice for her on her 89th birthday.

I don't think it was fake on Obama's part. I may be too naive, but he seems to be an outgoing and personable guy--the type who would do something like bringing out cupcakes.

It is too bad that the White House tries, even if subtly, to influence briefings, but as the article posted by Hastobemoretolife said, so have all presidents to some extent.

Briefings are a PR opportunity.

[edit on 5-8-2009 by Sestias]

posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 05:52 PM
I think it is because that she is 89 and has covered every president since Nixon. That is worth a cupcake.

posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 11:31 PM

Originally posted by pause4thought
I'd say FlyersFan was a middle-grounder & Moshpet just lobbed a custard pie in my direction.

Pie fight!

I wish some disagreements could be settled so amicably lol.

I'm one of those folks that would rather recognize a good deed or act for what it is with out trying to read in any secondary motivations. It -is- possible for people to be opponents and to disagree vehemently on things, and then sit down and get along with each other socially or even at home.

Lately, all to often, every act of President Obama has been vilified. I can't think of a single original post of late that has not been trying to paint him as if not evil incarnate, as an idiot, or if you will; trying to lay secondary motivations on him. Or the follow on posts in moderate threads doing the same thing. Frankly I'm a bit shocked at how folks are treating him on ATS... I mean seriously, where has the President actually pee'd in someones pasta sauce to generate such animosity????

I thought the Idea on was to deny ignorance here on ATS?
Instead lately, its not deny ignorance, its instill hate and un-reasoning anger on the President.

I'm not asking folks to love him, or even agree with his policies.

However I think folks, really, really could turn down the flames of anger, and pick up some objectivity along the way.

I think Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt had as big of a problem to deal with, if not greater problem, as the Great Depression did tank the economy. Yet we don't seem to have piles of literature deriding them for what they did, unlike President Obama, who barely has been in office Six Months. This is where the great Great Depression lasted over the bulk of their terms, and there isn't a huge mound of derogatory finger waving even mentioned???? Surely in that large of a span of time they would have had something vilifying them?!?!?

But no, there isn't and if there was it's white washed or tucked away in some obscure place where no one will drag it up.

Yes that was then and this is now, but seriously, what ever President we would or would not have had in the 2008 elections, they still would have had to deal with this mess. They still would have had to face the hard problems face on, and they would still have to come up with a solution.

The problems we face as a Nation are not just one man's fault. Yet it seems everyone is acting as if one man should be crucified for not instantly fixing things or even attempting to fix things instantly. The truth of the matter is no matter what President we would or would not have had in office now, they would have to resposibility for trying to make it work out for everyone; and that the problems are not ones that can be fixed instantly.

The problems in this country are not a Republican or Democrat only problems, they are an American Problem. They won't be fixed through unreasoning anger or vilification of the folks trying to fix them, they in the long run, will be fixed by us... The American Peoples.

We as a people need to 'step up' and take some responsibility for getting the country back on track. Or at least realize that the problems we face can not be fixed quickly, that it will take time and patience to fix the mess, and give our leaders time to make the fixes.

We all are under a lot of stress from the problems facing our country, and no one wants to see America turned into third world country do they? Does anyone really want to see America turned into blocks of squabbling states and minor countries that can't work together?

No, I don't think so.

Since we all would like to see America get up out from under these problems, can't we at least disagree with the President's actions without vilifying him? Or turning every action he does on end to extract the bad from it? Aren't we better people than that?

Yes I think we are, at least I hope we are.


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