Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Obamas Make History with Bold Choices

Yes, I know: Japan is in the middle of the meltdown of 4 nuclear reactors on the heels of a monster earthquake and biblical tsunami.  I’m aware that Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen and Libya remain a  tinderbox. Gas prices are up, food prices have skyrocketed nearly 4% in just one month – the most since 1974! There seem to be a lot going on in the world to set off the panic button. Butt I’m taking my cue from the Wons.

And their message is “stay focused on what’s important.”

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So yesterday Big Guy nailed his brackets for ESPN and met with students for a photo op to promote his WTF campaign. And Lady M was busy promoting her No Child’s Fat Behind program, and recasting it as a supporting actor in Big Guy’s WTF campaign.

It fell to JJ to assure everyone that the Big White was still voting present:

The President is being kept up to date and is constantly being briefed by his national security staff.  The national security staff in the White House is also coordinating a large interagency response with experts meeting around the clock to monitor the latest information coming out of Japan.

Science Talent Search Finalists:obamassciencegleeclub OK, from the top: “Mmmm, mmm, mmm”

In our ongoing WTF campaign, Big Guy met with the 40 finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search - the American Idol for geeks. Some of the projects that were included in this year’s competition were: Automatic Parallelization through Dynamic Analysis and Traveling the Interplanetary Superhighway. Two initiatives Big Guy would get behind if he had any idea what they were.

The President congratulated the students for embodying what is needed to out-educate our global competitors, adding that as the next generation of scientists, engineers, and technological leaders, their success is crucial for America to win the future. 

This year’s finalists include 16 girls and 24 boys who represent 39 schools in 15 states and were selected from over 1,700 applications to ensure as politically correct a group as we we could get (not that we notice that kind of thing).

sciencekids2 Science Kids finalists. Strangely, no fat behinds or burkas here.

Big Guy’s photo-ops from his visit to Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, VA on Monday:

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In a related Big White press release Big Guy talked up the creation of his i6 Green initiative (don’t ask what that stands for, no one around here knows either).

President Obama has given us a strong vision of what it’s going to take to win the future – that’s by out-innovating, out-educating and out-building the rest of the world…The truth is that in the 21st Century, world economies are trying to do more with limited resources, and part of that ultimately means we can not have an energy sector that is rooted in the infrastructure of the past.

Got that? Carbon based fuels are sooooo last century. We’re on to wind, solar and nuclear and super-hamster technology. Because what better way to drive a $15 trillion economy in the 21st century than windmills?

 man-of-la-mancha1 Man of la Mancha

Also yesterday, at her address to the National League of Cities Conference, Lady M introduced a new tack in her war on obesity.

Since everyone is suddenly all about economics and fiscal responsibility (where did that come from?) and because we’re now focusing on trying to keep every message focused on the central Big White Campaign 2012 theme, Winning the Future, she jumped on that bandwagon – you know, WTF?

“So make no mistake about it: When we talk about childhood obesity, we’re talking about the workforce that you’re trying to build,” she said. “We’re talking about businesses that you’re trying to attract. We’re talking about the budgets that you’re trying to balance each and every day.”

Lady M likes to recognize things that little people do “each and every day.” 

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“…You’re uniquely positioned to put our communities on a stronger, healthier and more financially sound foundation for the future,” she said, echoing her husband’s “Winning the Future” mantra. “And that’s what really this effort is all about, in the end. It’s really about our future.”

I don’t get it, butt then, I’m not smart like Lady M, or Big Guy. Or David Plouffe.

In our new sense of fiscal responsibility we wore this little viscose jersey number that we originally wore (left) last Spring when Margarita was here.  We did get some nice new pearls, for the campaign season, to wear with it.

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This dress does seem to bring out Lady M’s pugnacious tendencies. Maybe it’s the color: “Carmine”  She was pretty feisty, wasn’t she?

Any-hoo, don’t worry about the world crisis, we’re not. Big Guy’s got all his best advisors working on it. And we’re packin’ for spring break in Rio!

autobo Don’t worry, folks, Big Guy’s in the drivers seat. Watch out for that cliff ahead!

OMG, I almost forgot the boldest, most important presidential choices in history, let alone the last 48 hours:

  • Duke
  • Kansas
  • Ohio State
  • Pittsburgh

You can take that to the bank.

UPDATE: Big Guy may reconsider the weekend, and go to Japan to show his support.

BO playing throughUh…pardon me guys, just playing through.