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Scenes from the White House

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The White House has a flickr account. They went all in pretty quickly, already up over 300 pictures. I haven’t had a chance to check them all out, but I think I already found my favorite …


Also from the White House today, this awesome picture of Al Franken meeting with Joe Biden. I hadn’t really thought about how cool it is that Franken is going to (should already) be a Senator until I saw this picture. He looks very senatorial (a word?).



Political Links – October 23

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I have a habit of collecting links and never sharing or doing anything with them. I only have a backlog of about 200 in my Google Bookmarks. Who knows how many are pasted into documents around my computer. Today I saw a couple of good election related articles so I dug through to find the best political related items I found over the past few months.

Rick Reilly asked the candidates to pick a fantasy team with him. Only Obama agreed to it. Reilly and Obama spent a half hour picking the team. Obama did pretty well with his picks. Now in today’s NFL anybody can get lucky in a week. In my opinion, to prove yourself you have to be able to defend your guesses with reasons that seem valid at the time. After the next game, 60% of those guesses are likely to be proven wrong. He seemed to know his stuff from what Reilly shared. The part that really makes him a winner: he was checking all day on Sunday to see how his team was doing. He even emailed Reilly to say he was wrong about one pick and they should have gone with the guy Reilly wanted.

Larry David sums up how everyone I know is feeling. Let’s get this election over with.

John McCain Gets BarackRoll’d – Someone spent way too much time working on this.

Palin as President – If you can stomach it, play around with what Sarah Palin’s Oval Office might be like.

I wish I was still at Penn State so I could have gone to oPROMa. Any suggestions on how to combine this with something sports themed? I think if you combine those two it would be perfect.

McCain loves talking about Obama’s $3 million overhead projector that he secured funding for a planetarium in Chicago. When McCain first said it I pictured a crappy projector in a conference room at work. Not the case. I want to go to that planetarium.

Sarah Silverman has started a movement known as The Great Schlep. You should have heard of it by now, but just in case, watch the videos. She wants grandchildren to go to Florida and convince their Jewish grandparents to vote for Obama. Threaten them that you won’t visit them anymore if you must.

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Newsvine Election Poll

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I thought this little widget was pretty cool. Its still way to early to start election talk around here. Next year, expect a lot on that topic on here.