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07-14-09, 03:43 PM #1
Obama Loses His Words , Literally
WASHINGTON (July 14) -- President Barack Obama had just started a spirited defense of his economic stimulus plan on Monday when one of his teleprompter screens came loose, crashed to the floor and shattered into pieces.
The gadget's fall surprised Obama, who uses a teleprompter during most speeches and even brief remarks. The glass plate displaying his speech hit the floor in the auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, a massive building within the White House compound.
"Oh, goodness," Obama said. "Sorry about that, guys."
The audience — administration officials, mayors and urban policy experts — laughed as Obama went back to his text. To finish his 11-minute remarks calling for a new policy toward the nation's cities and metropolitan areas, he used notes and the remaining teleprompter screen.
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07-14-09, 11:20 PM #2
Damn. To bad it didn't hit himHe who has the money, signs the cheques.
He who signs the cheques, makes the rules.
He who makes the rules, has the power.
He who has the power, has the money.
07-15-09, 12:51 AM #3Chief Wheaties PisserVerified LEO
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Teleprompter committed suicide?
07-15-09, 01:11 AM #4I'm your huckleberry...
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07-15-09, 01:38 AM #5
The teleprompter was possessed. It died a hard death.
No, actually God wanted Obama to practice what he preaches on change and struck the teleprompter down.
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07-16-09, 10:30 AM #6
I'm surprised CNN reported the FUBAR. Didn't CNN help get him elected?As today's police officers you are not unlike your counterparts of years past. You are an elite group of select members, a brotherhood of highly trained professionals, who are called upon to protect your community in a time of need. Guardians for safety. Being a police officer is not for the faint of heart. You must be honest, trustworthy and fearless in the face of evil. You are being watched everyday. Represent yourself, your department and the shield, for it should always be the embodiment of all that is good and justly. You are the thin blue line. Be proud, be tough and be safe.
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