“When president Obama was elected, she became interested in politics. She was a big fan of president Obama”

Sorry about the origin of this clip, and the line was quite bad – but this is truly heartbreaking interview with John Green, the father of 9 years old Christina, may she rest in peace.

Thanks heyjude104 for the link to Anderson Cooper’s program from last night.

The interview with the Green’s begins at the 28:00 mark of the show, and the portion where they speak about the call from President Obama begins at approximately 33:00 into the program.



Looking for a video

apparently, little-angel-Christina Green’s father – who is a Republican – was on Anderson Cooper last night, saying some wonderful things about the president. If anyone can get a hold on the video – please let me know, or just post it yourself. I think we’d all love to see it.


Tuesday Morning Mishmash

 Hi guys,

President Obama will travel to Tuscon tomorrow. He’ll deliver a speech at the University of Arizona at 6pm. The event is open to the public. If you plan to go, it’s probably better to arrive very early. Stay safe.  


Some other stuff:

1. Economic recovery: Less worried about layoffs, job-holders spending more

2. Economic recovery: Ford Adding 7,000 New Jobs


3. Last weekend, the head of the “MOSAD” – Israel’s intelligence agency – said publicly that the world’s sanctions against Iran are highly effective and the Iranians won’t have nuclear weapon before 2015, if at all. Now there’s a confirmation coming from Secretary Clinton:

U.S. Says Sanctions Hurt Iran Nuclear Program

Here’s a very interesting analyze by David Rothkopf:

From its start, I have viewed the Iran sanctions regime the Obama administration has helped devise with great skepticism. However, if recent reports are to be believed, the sanctions may someday be seen in retrospect as a vital element of an effective strategy to curtail the Iranian nuclear program. In fact, the possibility is beginning to emerge that they could be seen as part of what may someday be seen as one of the signal triumphs of Obama-Clinton foreign policy. 

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4. Thanks, askew, for this sweet, sweet little news:

Goodbye, Mom and Dad. Hello, Parent One and Parent Two

The State Department has decided to make U.S. passport application forms “gender neutral” by removing references to mother and father, officials said, in favor of language that describes one’s parentage somewhat less tenderly…

The new policy is a win for gay rights groups, a vocal and financially generous Democratic voting bloc that has pushed for the change since Barack Obama began his presidential transition in late 2008. The decision follows last month’s vote to end the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which gay leaders consider one of their biggest victories in years.

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5. The week-long referendum on independence for South Sudan proceeds.


6. President Obama and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France speak to the media following a bilateral meeting at the White House. I just love the chemistry and the wonderful things Mr. Sarkozy said about PBO.


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