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President Obama to hit Bay Area Thursday for jobs session with high tech leaders
SFGate.com ^ | 2/15/11 | Carla Marinucci

Posted on 02/15/2011 11:29:01 AM PST by NormsRevenge

President Barack Obama will visit the Bay Area Thursday to meet with high tech business leaders -- a session that will stress jobs, innovation, green tech and education themes, White House sources tell the Chronicle.

So far, no information on where the meeting will be held -- or whether any part of it will be public -- but here's what we know from a White House official: the session is "a part of our ongoing dialogue with the business community on how we can work together to win the future, strengthen our economy, support entrepreneurship, and get the American people back to work.''

This will be Obama's first visit since his Oct. 21 trip to the state to raise money for the Democratic National Committee and to campaign for Democratic candidates including U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, then-gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. candidate Gavin Newsom, who also won his seat. That visit was also tech-heavy in themes: he met with Steve Jobs, and starred at a pricey fundraiser at the Palo Alto home of Google honcho Marissa Mayer.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: bayarea; california; hightech; jobs; johndoerr; obama; siliconvalley
Heads Up, Bay Areans, Obama sighting at surreal 'gubamint technogoogle media complex' meeting & photo op in SillyCon Valley
1 posted on 02/15/2011 11:29:06 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

A guy who's never even run a hot dog cart is having a meeting with highly successful major business executives. Let me guess: He will be doing most of the talking.

2 posted on 02/15/2011 11:37:18 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~Lincoln)
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To: NormsRevenge

who will have the balls to tell him the truth about why they can’t hire more folks?


3 posted on 02/15/2011 11:37:27 AM PST by sappy (criminallibs)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m sure he’ll squeeze in a $20k per plate fundraiser while he’s there.


4 posted on 02/15/2011 11:38:25 AM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: sappy

It is not a matter of can’t. The problem the gov needs to address is to make it more beneficial for companies to hire here instead of India and China.


5 posted on 02/15/2011 11:39:07 AM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obamma to hit bay area. Well, they got half the headline correct.


6 posted on 02/15/2011 11:39:32 AM PST by blackdog
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To: NormsRevenge

Will their anybody there with the wisdom and courage to say laissez-nous faire? Laissez faire!!!!!
According to historical legend, the phrase stems from a meeting in about 1680 between the powerful French finance minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert and a group of French businessmen led by a certain M. Le Gendre. When the eager mercantilist minister asked how the French state could be of service to the merchants and help promote their commerce, Le Gendre replied simply “Laissez-nous faire” (”Leave us be”, lit. “Let us do”).


7 posted on 02/15/2011 11:43:46 AM PST by all the best
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama hits the Bay Area

We all know why Obummer is "Hitting" the Bay Area. Folsom St. must be gearing up again.


8 posted on 02/15/2011 11:48:37 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

In todays SF Gate:

Tim Lincecum (baseball star) isn’t the only local celebrity sprouting new facial hair.

Oakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan - the city’s leading lesbian politico - has begun sporting a goatee and mustache.


9 posted on 02/15/2011 12:09:52 PM PST by Jolla
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama will just go to Silicon Valley and complain we are not importing enough Indians and illegals to replace American workers.

That is the only jobs policy he has had so far.


10 posted on 02/15/2011 12:20:26 PM PST by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yet another junket for Obama, to continue to avoid doing any real work in Washington. Kick back on a cross-country flight on AF1, gladhand a bunch of hand-picked lefty executives like the Google guys, maybe get in a round of golf, do a little fund-raising, and then kick back on the return trip. Bet the guy doesn’t do more than 15 minutes of actual work on these trips.


11 posted on 02/15/2011 12:27:25 PM PST by rockvillem
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To: NormsRevenge

“Ah want you folks out there inventing stuff!”


12 posted on 02/15/2011 12:28:03 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Vacation time.


13 posted on 02/15/2011 12:29:53 PM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Jolla

Yuck.


14 posted on 02/15/2011 12:44:44 PM PST by Califreak (November 2008 proved that Idiocracy isn't just a movie anymore)
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To: Jolla
That's even harsh looking for a dude. Obummer wouldn't be interested if Larry Sinclair is his type.

Oakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan

15 posted on 02/15/2011 1:02:54 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
When I first sold auto insurance it was with a small shop that had bad drivers, one “lady” came in Bobbie Borilla, never forget the name, she too had a goatee and looked like she could whoop all of us, she walked out of the office and my boss yelled - Bobbie Boom Boom Borilla, like he was announcing a fighter - it still makes me laugh, it has been 15 years since I have seen a bearded woman.
16 posted on 02/15/2011 1:43:39 PM PST by Jolla
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To: NormsRevenge

Will there be more fundraising squeezed in?


17 posted on 02/15/2011 1:46:52 PM PST by newzjunkey
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To: NormsRevenge
President Barack Obama will visit the Bay Area Thursday to meet with high tech business leaders

You'd think in 2011 he'd be able to save the cost of a trip and try GoToMeeting.

18 posted on 02/15/2011 1:48:19 PM PST by newzjunkey
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To: newzjunkey

Looks like the wet bar will be open on his latest Royal FRequent Flyer Visit to the Land of Loot&Booty.

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The Eastern Pacific
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not sure where or what businesses he will visit..


19 posted on 02/15/2011 7:20:13 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: sappy

McNealy:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704422204576130520662465078.html

He’s right.

What he didn’t touch on was the surfeit of H-1B workers that the industry keeps clamoring for, claiming that US workers aren’t “smart” enough.


20 posted on 02/15/2011 8:59:12 PM PST by NVDave
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To: newzjunkey; calcowgirl

The gathering is at John Doerr’s shack..
http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_17415024?source=rss

Obama meets with Silicon Valley tech elite

By John Boudreau

Amid a struggling economy and high unemployment, President Barack Obama was scheduled to meet Thursday night with a small, elite group of Silicon Valley business leaders to sound them out on his economic policies.

The president was expected to touch down at San Francisco International Airport shortly before 6 p.m. and to meet with 12 tech executives at a private dinner at the Woodside home of Silicon Valley venture capitalist John Doerr. Those invited included Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Google CEO Eric Schmidt.

Here’s the list of tech executives scheduled to meet with President Obama Thursday night.
Carol Bartz, president and CEO, Yahoo
John Chambers, CEO and chairman, Cisco Systems
Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter
John Doerr, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO, Oracle
Reed Hastings, CEO, Netflix
John Hennessy, president, Stanford University
Steve Jobs, chairman and CEO, Apple
Art Levinson, chairman and former CEO, Genentech
Eric Schmidt, chairman and CEO, Google
Steve Westly, managing partner and founder, The Westly Group
Mark Zuckerberg, founder, president, and CEO, Facebook
Source: The White House


21 posted on 02/17/2011 1:50:31 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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but first, in honor of the assassinated Federal Judge in the wrong place at the wrong time..

U.S. President Barack Obama is flanked by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (L-R), Senator John McCain (R-AZ) (L-R), Pia Carusone (Chief of Staff for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords D-AZ) and Representative Ed Pastor (D-AZ) as he signs the John M. Roll United States Courthouse Bill in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, February 17, 2011. The legislation names a new federal courthouse in Yuma, Arizona, for Roll, the judge who was killed in the January 2011 shooting in Tucson which also injured Giffords. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


22 posted on 02/17/2011 1:55:18 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
He couldn't have picked a gloomier day to come. It's been pouring rain all day.

-PJ

23 posted on 02/17/2011 2:00:03 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Looks like a list of Scwharzenegger and Fiorina contributors.

Den of thieves.


24 posted on 02/17/2011 4:56:01 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Sapere Aude!" --Immanuel Kant)
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To: calcowgirl

TWEET!?!

@cmarinucci: Obama wraps up dinner at Doerr estate,— sprawling home, gorgeously lit,on huge Peninsula property studded with big oaks...truly amazing

@cmarinucci: CA Gov. Jerry Brown, busy in Sacto with budget issues, didn’t meet Obama in SF, hasn’t talked to him by phone on this trip, his office says

@cmarinucci: Press food note on Obama dinner duty: No, media menu not same as Pres, Zuckerberg, Jobs, et al. It’s ham sands, turkey, cookies..and beer

@cmarinucci: President just landed at Canada College, we are at Woodside home of VC John Doerr; press parked in garage but a really really fancy one


25 posted on 02/17/2011 8:20:41 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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