Via NPR – here are eight Obama jokes that stood out from the 2015 White House Correspondents Dinner: 1. The “Bucket” List: Obama said he’s asked, ” ‘Do you have a bucket list?’ I say, well I have something that rhymes with bucket.” Immigration executive action? “Bucket!” he deadpanned. Stricter climate rules. “Bucket!” 2. Those Grey Hairs: “I look so old John Boehner‘s already invited Netanyahu to speak at my funeral.” Meanwhile, First Lady Michelle Obama looks great, he said. “I ask her her secret. She says, [Obama employing a nasally voice] ‘Fresh fruits and vegetables.’ It’s aggravating.” He also lamented that he has so much to do, like negotiate with Iran, “all while finding time to pray five times a day.” President Barack Obama brings out actor Keegan-Michael Key from Key & Peele to play Luther, Obama’s “Anger Translator” during the White House Correspondents dinner. 3. “Arrogant And Aloof”: “People say I’m arrogant and aloof,” the president said. “Some people are so dumb.” 4. End of Times: “Michele Bachmann predicted I would bring about the …
This morning, President Obama asked the FCC to put in place strong rules to protect the Internet. Every day, the Internet unlocks countless possibilities for creation and innovation. And one reason it’s been so successful is a level playing field: Most service providers have traditionally treated all Internet traffic equally. That’s the principle of “net neutrality.” It’s an idea that says an entrepreneur’s fledgling company should have the same chance to succeed as established corporations, and access to a high school student’s blog shouldn’t be unfairly slowed down to make way for advertisers with more money. As the FCC considers new rules, we simply can’t take that principle for granted. Hear directly from President Obama why he supports net neutrality, and what that means for you. Then pass this message on to anyone who cares about the future of the Internet. http://www.whitehouse.gov/net-neutrality
President Obama visiting Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Presidential Residence in Jerusalem was treated to a wonderful surprise: three Israeli children, singing in Hebrew, English, and Arabic, performed “Tomorrow” from the musical Annie. After the performance the Presidents went to Peres’ garden and planted a Magnolia tree that Obama brought as a gift from the United States. If Annie can help bring peace to the region, is there anything that her can do spirit, can’t do? Thanks to theatermania.com
When the following email, from Jennifer Douglas, Save KLSD, arrived the Tuesday before the election, I read and dismissed it: San Diegans are stepping up to keep Nevada blue! A chartered Obama campaign bus of volunteers is leaving San Diego at 2pm Friday, Nov. 2, leaving Vegas by 3pm Sunday. Free trip – Free transportation, hotel and some meals. But then I started to become anxious, listening to reports of Romney’s increasingly positive poll numbers. I weighed which campaign was more important – Filner’s or Obama’s. That night I had nightmares of a President Romney.
6:00-7:30 p.m. Pacific Time Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York (Tickets) Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent) The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization. TV Channels – Each debate will be broadcast live on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, as well as all cable news channels including CNN, Fox News and MSNBC among others. Live Stream – Each debate will be streamed live online. You’re invited to watch it with other local Democrats at the La Jolla & Pacific Beach Democratic Club HQ, more details here.
An animated short about the big choice in 2012’s presidential election – by Simpsons / Family Guy animator Lucas Gray – also available at http://whyobamanow.org/