Barack Obama will be part of a Google Hangout staring at 4:50 PM EST
I am so excited. Is he here yet? After this I can say I am close personal friends with Mr. Obama.
What did you do today? Not much just hanging out with the President!
Heheh. Bet he’ll get an earful…
apologies for the autostart, can’t help it
———–> corner, young lady!
I’m glad that Obama can swat down these BS economic myths.
I hope this isn’t a dumb question, but what is a Google Hangout, and how does one do it?
“My job is to execute laws that are passed.”
And, as you see it, to execute American citizens.
O on the software patents debacle…
“We’ll make sure to invite the stakeholders foxes to dictate guard schedules at the henhouse!”
I’ll pass on this like I did sotu just more pretty talk from the empty suit.
O thinks it’s a good idea to require students to learn dead computer languages…
I’d like kids to learn how to think. They tried to teach me how to program in College, Instead I learned how to use an early word processing program.
Best use of my time ever.
Because I didn’t start viewing this until it was nearly over, and in the spirit of the day, I’ll pass on submitting comments. Perhaps I’ll be more prepared for the next “Fireside Hangout”, however…
I just picked this up off Fox news:
President Obama, speaking later at a Google Hangout event, blasted Republicans and accused them of playing politics [on Hagel] while the nation is at war.
How about that? These clowns start/continue wars and then say do what I want because we’re at war! Another way that wars cause domestic repression.
What war is our nation at? Isn’t the Iraq war supposed to be over? And isn’t the Afghan war getting over right now, even as we speak? Or did O mean the GWOT, which, though largely imaginary, is eternal?
the nation is at war
Now there’s a discussion topic.
What war? (as noted above)
Nation? Perhaps some elements of it, but for most people it’s either distant or non-existent — never mentioned.
The Pentagon has its Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), which includes mainly Afghanistan but also specified are Guantanamo Bay (Cuba), Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Philippines, Seychelles, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and Yemen. Also Persian Gulf has been mentioned, and probably Central Africa should be. OEF seems to be Pentagon-speak for the endless Global War On Terrorism.
War Is The Health Of The State — Randolph Bourne.
Also the Korean War was never terminated. There’s only an armistice so technically the US and its allies are still at war with DPRK and PRC. It’s the gift that keeps on giving to the MIC.
Back in the early 1950s this would have been a UFO. A search for aliens would commence. . .
I recall from then traffic stopping for just weather balloons in rural Pennsylvania. Spectators by the roadside were fascinated and just a bit scared by it.
Re: My #18 . . .
OOPS! Misposted here. It was for Fatster. Sorry.
Was this a modified limited hangout?
The eternal global war on terror is far from Dimson’s alone. Democrats in both Houses of Congress gave their approval for it and a Democratic President has dramatically escalated it.
Is there any other kind?
What would the Imperial Presidency be without CIC powers?
Between that and the fact that Americans have never failed to re-elect an incumbent President while the U.S. was at war, I expect we will always be serial killing–I mean at war–until this empire finally crumbles.
If the Roman Empire (from Julius Caesar to the Ottoman conquest) is any indication, we still have well, well over a thousand years to go. Closer to 2000 if you add in the Roman “Republic.’