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6 points · 8 years ago

Indeed. That's not her gaping bite-your-head-off campaign smile. This is what she looks like she's actually, ya know, feeling good about something.

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2 points · 8 years ago

She really wanted health care to pass.

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My exact thought. Good to see too. You know anyone Republicans hate that much must be a good person deep down inside.

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Sometimes people's enemies say as much about them as their friends.

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If that's not a song lyric already, it really needs to be.

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4 points · 8 years ago

"Senator Clinton congratulating Barack Obama on the passage of health care legislation before a meeting in the Situation Room."

Um... shouldn't that be Secretary Clinton?

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Original Poster3 points · 8 years ago

thanks. fixed.

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"I got 99 problems but a bill ain't one"

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Lolz. It works on so many levels.

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I think there are 2.

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2 points · 8 years ago

Well... True.

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Wow, the president has his own time zone!

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I show up late for work.

"Where were you? Work started almost an hour ago."

"I'm sorry, but I'm on President time."

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That triple clock is .. intriguing.

I'd never heard of UTC - which is Coordinated Universal Time - or Zulu time, nor did I know how they'd be related. (Hey, what can I say - I'm a geek, but not that kind of geek.) Zulu time turns out to have nothing to do with South-African airports:

The UTC time zone is sometimes denoted by the letter Z – a reference to the equivalent nautical time zone (GMT), which has been denoted by a Z since about 1950. The letter also refers to the "zone description" of zero hours, which has been used since 1920 [..]. Since the NATO phonetic alphabet and amateur radio word for Z is "Zulu", UTC is sometimes known as Zulu time. This is especially true in aviation, where Zulu is the universal standard.

I still don't get why "local" time and "president" time are different things though. Although I guess it's just adjusted all the time when he travels, so some staffer doesnt accidentally wake him up when he, the staffer I mean, finds the Situation Room fax machine-cum-copier not working and calls up the Prez to ask what the code was again, forgetting that the man is in Manila and it's 4 AM for him right now?

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I'm pretty sure the reason for the 3 clocks is exactly what you said in the last paragraph. (Well, the concept, perhaps not the exact situation...) :-)

When I was in the Army we had triple-clocks when I worked directly for a brigade commander for this very reason. (So we didn't disturb him if he happened to be in a different time-zone).

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3 points · 8 years ago

I love this country.

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3 points · 8 years ago

This brought tears to my eyes.

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6 points · 8 years ago

Hillary: I heard it was THIS big? Obama: C'mere, lemme show you.

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D'awwwww look them smiling. :D

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