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Wondrous Wednesdays at the White House

Today is Wednesday and The Obama’s have the prescription for success when it comes to social engagement. I am looking forward to an invitation to participate in one of the Wednesday events!

 

Obama welcomed the Democratic chairmen of congressional committees and the ranking Republicans on those committees, along with their spouses, to a packed East Room for dinner. About 200 people joined Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and their wives. Obama joked to his guests, that such events were among his only ways to lobby them, yeah I am sure to get that ‘ginormous’ budget passed! The new administration wants to increase agency spending by 8 percent, something fiscal conservatives including his own party caution is not prudent in the current times we are living in.

 

Obama’s approach adopts the Keynesian economic theory: Keynes argued that the solution to depression is to stimulate the economy (“inducement to invest”) through some combination of two approaches: a reduction in interest rates (We are near the bottom of the curve on interest rates), and government investment in infrastructure. Investment by government injects income, which results in more spending in the general economy, which in turn stimulates more production and investment involving still more income and spending and so forth. The initial stimulation starts a cascade of events, whose total increase in economic activity is a multiple of the original investment. I wonder what Obama’s father would advise if he were alive today, since he was an economist. I am still formulating my ideas around this proposed budget and will comment in future blog posts.
 

“It’s hard to move around out there sometimes so I’ve got to bring the world to me,” Obama said to laughter. They dined on mushroom crisps, steelhead salmon, and saffron couscous. What a great menu! As Obama took the soft-handed approach, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel laughingly warned nearby Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, who has been a critic of Obama’s spending plan: “Don’t be a jerk.” Rahm Emanuel is true ‘gansta’ with his comment!

 

Let’s turn to First Lady Fashion. My favorite segment of writing my blog posts. I adore her look at the Arlington Cemetery on Tuesday for the military women. The sweater, belt, blazer combination coupled with the striped blouse is a definite copy for me as I assemble my pieces together for work and church in the upcoming weeks. Who needs to buy a magazine or go to a fashion show for the latest trends, just look to First Lady Michelle Obama to know what’s HOT!!!

 

 

 

The fancy palazzo pants today inspire thoughts of a genie in a bottle. Work your magic First Lady! You are what the Fashion industry has been wishing for!

 

 

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President-Elect Barack Obama has Mad Swagger.

Monday, 10 November 2008, I watched President-Elect Barack Obama visit the Oval Office for the very first time. The White House visit is part political ritual, part practical introduction and a striking symbol of the historic transfer of power to come.

 

Did you see President-Elect Barack Obama walk along the Rose Garden? I had a smile on my face, in awe watching him walk along the Colonnade and into the Oval Office. In a bit of pageantry for the cameras, the president and president-elect walked along the Colonnade and into the Oval Office. Accustomed to the protocol, Bush waved at the crowd before Obama followed suit. I noticed the subtle uneasiness when Barack had to guess what to do. Why didn’t any of his staff brief him on the protocol? The two stopped for a moment to greet spectators before walking into the Oval Office, Obama’s first visit to that storied room.

 

Look at President-Elect Obama with his swagger…It is a sheer delight to see. I know our brothers watching this will walk a little taller.

 

An open letter to the staff around President-Elect Obama: Please brief him on the Presidential etiquette from here on out so he doesn’t have to guess on what to do..Geez…Thank You.

 

For those of you who are reading this let me break it down….”Mad Swagger” is a colloquialism (not slang), I find it to be appropriate here for the ordinary, familiar or informal conversation…. Swagger: To walk with an air of overbearing self-confidence Mad: To an extreme degree.

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What a Difference a Year Makes…It’s a New Day.

So, I have not blogged in quite sometime…Now I am ready to make blogging a part of my routine. So much is going on in my world today…We have a new President-Elect Barack Obama….So many people have stated…I never thought I would see this day in “my lifetime“…..I never thought I wouldn’t see this day….see a man of color as the President of the United States of America in my lifetime….I am keenly aware of the fact that….just because he is the first African American President…this doesn’t mean we will have countless others (presidential candidates) in the years to come…What it does mean is….those that follow in his footsteps to run for the presidency of the United States of America will be seen as formidable candidates and their campaign(s) will not be looked upon as a symbolic gesture. Prospective presidential candidates will inevitably have to step their game up because Barack Obama has changed the game.


Rosa Parks sat so that Martin Luther King, Jr. could walk. Martin Luther King, Jr. walked so Barack Obama could run. Barack Obama ran so our children and those to come will fly.


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