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  • Michelle and Barack Obama meet with Steven Spielberg for Hollywood elite dinner at Tom Hanks’ $26M mansion

    05/03/2021 3:38:20 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 47 replies
    The Sun U.K. ^ | 5/3/2021 | Fionnuala O'Leary
    MICHELLE and Barack Obama enjoyed a swanky dinner with Steven Spielberg, Bruce Springsteen, and other Hollywood elites at Tom Hanks’ $26million mansion. The former US leader and first lady were spotted in Pacific Palisades on Sunday night, where the Secret Service took over the neighborhood to accommodate the A-listers' evening. Located in a cul de sac, Hanks' home was the perfect location for a lowkey but glitzy dinner after Tom and Rita celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary on Friday. The White House-turned-Tinseltown power couple was spotted sitting in a black car and staring intently at their phones as they left...
  • Obama’s Back! Republicans Should be Celebrating.

    09/08/2018 7:54:52 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 39 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) To all Republicans: Celebrate! Barack Obama has returned! – The return of The One to the national stage on Friday had liberal nitwits all over the country shivering with goosebumps. Just the sound of Barack Obama’s droning voice reading his prepared script – written by a team of other people – from his ever-present TelePrompter always sends the lefties among us into orgasmic social media frenzies. But the truth is that the Return of The One should have all Republicans celebrating in the streets this morning, and all the Democrat candidates on...
  • Hillary Clinton reads "SIGH" from her teleprompter.

    06/27/2016 11:51:29 AM PDT · by HypatiaTaught · 37 replies
    What this really means...
  • How Bad Is Hillary?… She Just Read "Sigh" From Her TelePrompter

    06/23/2016 6:38:45 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 57 replies
    Youtube ^ | Not sure | NA
    How Bad Is Hillary?… She Just Read "Sigh" From Her TelePrompter
  • Plouffe: Trump is 'lazy'

    06/11/2016 3:51:03 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | June 11,2016 | By KRISTEN EAST
    Trump's decision to give a set of remarks — with the aid of a teleprompter — earlier this week is just one example of how the candidate is lazy and unwilling to go about the traditional means of campaigning, Plouffe said. "It's so offensive as a practitioner," he said. "Get on your plane and go to Ohio. It's not that complicated … I think he's actually quite lazy. He's lazy." Plouffe, who is now an adviser at Uber, went on to say that Trump is "not doing basic things" that are expected, or required, of a major party's nominee, such...
  • TED Talks and TOTUS

    05/27/2016 9:15:06 AM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 12 replies
    Book | 2016 | Chris Anderson
    If confidence monitors [i.e., monitors placed in the speaker’s field of view but out of sight of the audience] are dangerous, a teleprompter is even more so. On the face of it, it’s a brilliant invention. It places the words on a glass screen invisible to the audience bu right in the speaker’s line of sight. So a speaker can read a speech while also maintaining constant eye contact with the audience. But its ingenuity is also its Achilles’ heel. If you use one of these you’re in danger of communicating to the audience, I’m pretending to look at you,...
  • Ben Sasse Explains His #NeverTrump Stand

    03/03/2016 6:01:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | March 3, 2016 | Elaina Plott
    I don’t understand what motivates Chris Christie.” That’s one of Senator Ben Sasse’s softer statements during our conversation Wednesday morning. We’re talking about the New Jersey governor’s recent endorsement of Donald Trump. After multiple media appearances this week following his declaration that he would not vote for Trump under any circumstance, Sasse can lambast the Republican front-runner on autopilot. But when reflecting on Trump’s latest string of high-profile surrogates, he struggles for the right words.
  • Trump's teleprompter challenge trips up White House

    08/28/2015 10:02:32 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 46 replies ^ | 8/26/15 3:53 PM | Susan Crabtree
    Trump's teleprompter challenge trips up White House By Susan Crabtree • 8/26/15 3:53 PM White House press secretary Josh Earnest got a little tongue-tied Wednesday after being asked what he thought of Donald Trump's suggestion that teleprompters ought to be outlawed. Veteran CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller asked him if such a uniform ban would affect the president "adversely." Since the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama has been known for his reliance on tele-prompters to deliver speeches and often rambles without one. "I don't have any … well … that's a tough one to respond to," Earnest admitted amid some...
  • White House Responds To Donald Trump’s Call To Ban Teleprompters

    08/26/2015 12:38:41 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 26, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    The White House reacted to Donald Trump’s suggestion on the campaign trail that teleprompters should be banned in America for presidential candidates, an allusion to President Obama’s heavy use of the device while delivering speeches. “Is that something that would affect the president adversely?” asked White House reporter Mark Knoller during the daily press briefing. Earnest admitted that it was a difficult question to respond to but that each candidate should choose for themselves.
  • Where is W talking to students without TOTUS

    05/04/2015 6:26:45 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 7 replies
    Need your help Freepers. Where is the picture of GW Bush talking to a student assembly with just a microphone? That pic used to come up with google images immediately when you tried searches like: Bush talking to Students. Bush vrs Obama talking to students Ect. What has happened?
  • Obama Calls Afghan President Wrong Name During Joint Press Conference [VIDEO]

    03/24/2015 3:11:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/24/15
    During a joint press conference at the White House with the President of Afghanistan that was intended to demonstrate the close cooperation between the two nations, President Barack Obama accidentally called his counterpart by the wrong name. Obama met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani earlier in the day to discuss U.S. troop withdrawals in the war-torn country. But at the press conference, Obama referred to him as “Karzai...
  • Obies New STOTU TOTU!

    01/17/2015 8:47:49 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 8 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | January 16 | MeshugeMikey
    The Sneak Preview of The Decade!
  • Excerpts of the President’s Address to the Nation

    09/10/2014 4:11:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    White ^ | September 10, 2014 | Barack Hussein Obama
    As Prepared for Delivery “So tonight, with a new Iraqi government in place, and following consultations with allies abroad and Congress at home, I can announce that America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat. Our objective is clear: we will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy.” … “But I want the American people to understand how this effort will be different from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil. This counter-terrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless...
  • Obama’s legacy: When did the teleprompter break?

    05/25/2014 6:07:15 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    Historians may have a tough time trying to determine certain aspects of the Obama presidency. There is no doubt that he is the first black president. School is still out as to whether Obama is the worst president, but Jimmy Carter has been a lot happier lately. The real question about Barack Obama that may be debated for decades is when did the teleprompter break? Watching the president do his best to explain away the latest scandal involving the Veteran’s Administration was a classic case of hubris in action. Barack Obama does not resemble a Greek tragedy, he is one....
  • Obama forced to fire a familiar friend

    11/08/2013 9:23:22 PM PST · by rhema · 35 replies
  • 'Uhhh…Uh…Uhhh….People!' Obama at Total Loss for Words When Staff Forgets His Speech

    06/07/2013 9:55:36 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 116 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | June 7, 2013
    President Obama strolled out to the podium today in San Jose, CA and was immediately at a loss for words. Not only did the President not have teleprompter, his aides forgot his speech. “My remarks are not sitting here,” the President declared awkwardly. “I’m uhhh….people….oh goodness….uhhhh...folks are sweating back there right now.”
  • Virginia man gets seven years in prison for stealing Obama’s teleprompter

    04/14/2013 1:04:09 PM PDT · by South40 · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Apr 12, 2013 | Eric Pfeiffer
    President Obama’s teleprompter may be more valuable than even his biggest critics claim. After all, a man who stole Obama’s teleprompter was sentenced to seven years in federal prison. "The theft of government property is a serious offense," Assistant U.S. Attorney Roderick Young said during Virginia resident Eric Brown’s sentencing hearing. "It's all the more serious when the property belongs to the White House Communications Agency."
  • Obama's Teleprompter (TOTUS) Kidnapper Sentenced

    04/13/2013 9:05:27 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-12-2013 | MOTUS
    I know you remember that horrifying day in October, 2011 when TOTUS was kidnapped and held hostage. TOTUS, blindfolded and held hostage at the Holiday Inn Express In the early days following TOTUS’ disappearance, Big White spokesboy Jay-C said investigators “could not rule out terrorism.” “The dangers posed to the free world by this heinous act can not be overstated.” Jay-C went on to explain this kidnapping could not have come at a worse time as Big Guy’s backup, TOTUS-Too, was also out of service, preventing Big Guy from doing any public speaking. TOTUS-Too has a nervous breakdown and shatters...
  • Theft of Obama’s teleprompter, lectern gets man 7-year prison term

    04/13/2013 7:55:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/11/13 | Justin Jouvenal
    It was no Republican plot, but someone made off with the teleprompter that has been the subject of conservative jokes about President Obama. Also stolen were the presidential seals. And Obama’s lectern. In fact, Eric Brown stole enough equipment from the office of the president that he could have staged his own presidential news conference — if he hadn’t pawned some of the gear at shops in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. In federal court in Virginia on Thursday, the Richmond man, 49, was sentenced to seven years in prison for brazenly taking a truck containing $200,000 worth of audio...
  • Man Gets 7 Years for Stealing Obama's Teleprompter

    04/12/2013 6:27:06 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | April 12, 2013 | Larry O'Dell
    A career criminal who stole a truck containing President Obama's audio equipment was sentenced Thursday to seven years in federal prison. Sentencing guidelines called for a term of about three years, but Eric Brown of Richmond, Va., agreed to the longer sentence to avoid prosecution for 14 similar truck thefts in three localities. However, he could still face charges in Stafford County, which did not join Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico counties in the agreement.