The Resident Expert and the Mellowcat had the good fortune to hear the President speak last night in our home town. We left work early, in order to get ourselves assembled to be admitted to Redwood City’s Courthouse Square at 4:30. The event was scheduled to start at 6pm, but we figured it would likely […]Read more "Going to hear the President"
The longtime reader of this blog surely knows that Mellowcat has been, is, and will continue to be, a supporter of President Obama. I just like the guy. But friend to friend, I have to call him out on a recent statement: Congress should take the money that we’re no longer spending on war, use […]Read more "you do the math"
Earlier this year I borrowed Adam Goodheart’s 1861 from Edelbitter, which includes a chronicle of the events at Fort Monroe in the early days of the Civil War. It’s a great story – one of many that were otherwise unknown to me – in that book. Yesterday, President Obama declared Fort Monroe to be a […]Read more "fort monroe"
The President visited the region yesterday. We saw Marine One and its phalanx of decoys and defenders as we drove down Farm Hill coming home from work. People were out on the street watching this impressive display of air superiority. Here’s a video of two of the choppers heading back to SFO after his dinner […]Read more "he passed this way"
On the commute home last night we happened upon the president’s motorcade on 280 as he made his way from Palo Alto to Atherton for some fundraiser appearances. For a brief shining moment we were moving through space recently occupied by Obama.Read more "follow the leader"
Thank you, Mr. President.Read more "all is said and done"
Looking for an opinion to voice that will set you apart? How about “I support the President.”Read more "hey. blogosphere."
President Obama gave a good talk about education and science this week, which included this important note of caution: As president, I believe that robotics can inspire young people to pursue science and engineering. And I also want to keep an eye on those robots in case they try anything.Read more "mr. science"
Congratulations to President Obama on winning the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. I know people will say he didn’t deserve to win because he only placed one magazine subscription, but at least we now have a president who reads magazines.Read more "you can’t win if you don’t enter"
The Resident Expert and I are of two minds regarding “Gates-gate”, or whatever President Obama’s honest answer to a question in last night’s press conference will become known as. I say that he probably got out a bit in front of his typical caution in making public remarks. If this had happened during the campaign, […]Read more "rookie mistake, or crazy like a fox?"