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Presidential Polls Counter Romney Surge Myth

Presidential Polls Counter Romney Surge Myth

Commented Oct 26, 2012 at 10:46:32 in Politics

“Good for you: thank you. As someone said in an earlier comment, the biggest danger is apathy: Obama supporters who aren't as 'fired up' as the first time. Because it's clear the Romney voters - i.e. the anti-Obama voters - will definitely be voting.

Very grateful you've voted early!”
Barack Obama, Mitt Romney Campaigning Furiously In Ohio, A Sign Of Things To Come

Barack Obama, Mitt Romney Campaigning Furiously In Ohio, A Sign Of Things To Come

Commented Oct 26, 2012 at 10:21:50 in Politics

“Me, too. And living outside the USA (London) - Obama is so respected and admired.. it's like they're begging us Americans to DO something, for the safety of the planet.”
Barack Obama, Mitt Romney Campaigning Furiously In Ohio, A Sign Of Things To Come

Barack Obama, Mitt Romney Campaigning Furiously In Ohio, A Sign Of Things To Come

Commented Oct 26, 2012 at 10:19:47 in Politics

“Silly word games: you mean like 'Obamacare'?

I love how our President handles the sticks&stones name calling with such grace: the way he said, in the debate, that he was becoming 'fond' of the name.

This race is so tight, and so much is at stake. From where we sit in London.. if only the rest of the world could vote, Obama would win by a landslide.”

GoneLongGone on Oct 26, 2012 at 10:20:20

“World poll:

Obama 50%
Romney 9%”
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Reading Joan Didion

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 11:44:19 in Los Angeles

“I got nervous, Jill, when I started reading this. I've been going thru a Joan Didion craving recently, and read Play It As It Lays for the first time, which is just about the most chilling, nightmarish book I've read.
Now I'm trying to find out about her health - is she okay? I hope so.

Writing this from cold, dark, wet London - the damp seeping into my bones - dreaming, longing for California like this mythical place. How luck you are to be there, now. That was partly behind my buying Play It As It Lays: this craving for California. I want more novels from her but now, after reading this, I will be reading Slouching Towards Bethlehem next. Thank you, and I hope you - and Joan - are well. (It's Jill Adams, btw).”
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Daily Life

Commented Nov 8, 2012 at 04:29:34 in Los Angeles

“Lovely, Jill. I read this with a smile, and a bit teary. We put in the foot work - sometimes with a walking stick - and hope for the best. The outcome is out of our hands.

Of course, I'm reading this while knowing the happy ending. Which makes this story all the more magical.

I, too, used to want my life to be a series of dramas - and it was. Now I embrace the ordinary.

with love from your friend in London - another American Jill.”
'Mad Men' Season Premiere Recap: 'A Little Kiss' Features A Party At Don And Megan's

'Mad Men' Season Premiere Recap: 'A Little Kiss' Features A Party At Don And Megan's

Commented Apr 5, 2012 at 08:14:02 in TV

“Why can't he go back to Betty? That feels like a current running through the show: that despite our mixed feelings about Betty, we want them back together.. Sally certainly does, and this dance they keep doing around each other - the 'Morticia' barb Don tossed off when he dropped the kids off - I like Megan, I like the way she's got layers and potential sides to her, but I still can't help but feel there are moments when Don misses Betty. Or is still yearning for her, because despite how he treated her, there was always something a bit unattainable about her. As if she would always be out of his league.

And God knows, Betty - despite her veneer of anger at him - will always want Don. She can't help it. And her new husband, bless him, is so the Rebound Guy.

Maureen, I love this review. Nodded my head all the way through. I just don't know why you're so hard on Harry: I bet somewhere along the line, you've met someone similar and didn't like him, because he doesn't bother me. I loved the way, actually, that no one knew, or cared, what he was talking about.”
White House Fountains Dyed Green For First Time At Michelle Obama's Request

White House Fountains Dyed Green For First Time At Michelle Obama's Request

Commented Mar 19, 2009 at 05:41:58 in Style

“Oh do I love this Presidency! What fun. Michelle is so cool.

I'm an American ex-pat in London, married to a great British guy, and had so much fun with the other (mostly female) ex-pats campaigning heavily here to get the ex-pat vote - and now, for the first time in over 8 years, I'm wishing we lived in the states. If I hadn't stumbled upon this (God bless the HuffPost) I wouldn't have even known about the green fountain!

Just concerned tho: is this good for the environment? Where will the water go? Into the Potomac? Will it harm the little fishes?

I don't know about anyone else, but my google adds are all about 'drinking water fountains'!

You lucky people, living in the United States of America. The economy - like the South - will rise again, and in the meantime, you're having all the fun!”
Anybody Know What 'Smart Power' Means?

Anybody Know What 'Smart Power' Means?

Commented Jan 25, 2009 at 14:41:22 in World

“Ooh aren't you clever! Creative use of punctuation to avoid being banned from speaking your mind. Bit passive/aggressive, I suppose, but still... admirable in its own way. Must have been using some smart power of your own!

Let's face it: not everyone likes everyone, in or out of politics. President Obama just happens to be a very likeable soul, and clearly has been all his life. Other people aren't that easy to like, and they have to work harder, especially if they choose jobs they need to be elected to get. Some win, some lose. Or as my dad used to say, 'That's what makes horse racing.'

Isn't it brilliant that we live in a country where freedom of speech is built into our very constitution? I thought it was an interesting and intelligent and very good article.

And isn't it nice that after having such a difficult primary, our President has the grace to give his opponent such a cool job. I understand that there are a lot of sore losers out there - both democrats, and republicans. But hopefully the enthusiasm, the positive changes, and the 'smart power', in the form of hope, will distract those people. There's room for everyone, and as long as one is willing to unclench one's fist, we'll be there to give you a hand.”
Sasha And Malia Obama Start School (PHOTOS)

Sasha And Malia Obama Start School (PHOTOS)

Commented Jan 7, 2009 at 08:56:50 in Politics

“Let's try to relax. It's good fun. The Obama family released the photos. It's not like they didn't have the time - or the intelligence - to understand what they were getting in for, during the prolonged Primary and campaign process. It's not like it's a big surprise that they'll be living in a fishbowl for a few hours (hopefully, 8). They don't look terribly upset, and I don't see why we, the American public, need to be, either.

On the other hands, when I saw that soulless looking hotel room they're stuck in for a few more weeks.. it does seem a bit like being under house arrest. But they handle it all with grace and dignity, an example to us all.”
Gaza: The Life And Death Of My Father

Gaza: The Life And Death Of My Father

Commented Jan 6, 2009 at 07:18:31 in World

“This is heartbreaking. Mr. Akram, if you are reading this, I offer my condolences. I am Jewish on my mother's side, and am ashamed to be linked with the people who are committing these atrocities. My heart goes out to you, and I thank you for having the courage to write this beautiful article in the midst of your grief. Your father has not died in vain: the world will not let this continue. We can't. This is not how civilised people behave towards other human beings.”
Biden Second Puppy Coming From Pound

Biden Second Puppy Coming From Pound

Commented Dec 19, 2008 at 18:34:08 in Politics

“I know, doesn't he? It's so rare to have such a lovely president ANd vice president.”
Palin's Stylists Were Paid $55,000 In Final Weeks

Palin's Stylists Were Paid $55,000 In Final Weeks

Commented Dec 5, 2008 at 04:38:57 in Politics

“I was just thinking the same thing.”
Jimmy Carter Writes New Book On Middle East

Jimmy Carter Writes New Book On Middle East

Commented Dec 4, 2008 at 09:40:53 in Media

“I had the privilege of meeting President Carter at a book signing over ten years ago. We waited for hours as the queue snaked all through the village of Huntington, NY. When we finally went inside the store, where the line continued to move slowly along, it was clear that everyone who had just met him were beaming. When my turn finally came - he must have been signing for hours at that point, without a break - there was such light and peace surrounding this incredible man. I've never seen anyone with such a spiritual air about him.
President Carter, I applaud your honesty and sense of justice and fairness, and wish you well.”

marymansour on Dec 5, 2008 at 14:05:27

“Funny you mention that spiritual air which was was also apparent in Carter's good friend Anwar Sadat. The first time I met Sadat I was stunned at that same sense of spirituality and almost beatific peacefulness about his person.”

Cogitoe on Dec 4, 2008 at 10:07:00

“Yes, those are exactly the qualities that led me to vote for Carter to my later deep regret. He proved a good man, but an incompetent President. Perhaps Machiavelli was right. These are not the qualities of an effective leader though they must act to the public as if they have them. Think Clintons and all other skilled politicians.”
Report: Clinton Camp Fabricated Initial Obama

Report: Clinton Camp Fabricated Initial Obama "Offer"

Commented Nov 26, 2008 at 07:35:18 in Politics

“would call 'sore losers.'”
Report: Clinton Camp Fabricated Initial Obama

Report: Clinton Camp Fabricated Initial Obama "Offer"

Commented Nov 26, 2008 at 07:33:38 in Politics

“I'm interested to hear from the people who post comments like 'this is a complete lie': what are your sources? It sounds pretty reasonable to me, and quite... Clintonesque.

I've been following this story closely - from London - in the hope that Bill & Hillary would somehow simply go away. She won't go away if she stays in the Senate - she'll be the thorn in the side of any progress being made, especially & particularly in health care. (Suggested reading: the Case Against Hillary Clinton, by Peggy Noonan. Intelligently written, compelling reading). Trust me, if you live in a country with free health care, like our NHS (I'm American by the way - and yet, entitled to it), you'd feel the same way (suggested renting: Sicko). Trust me guys: you don't want anything, or anyone, standing in the way of your very own NHS.

Our only hope to put an end to this drama is to get her into a position where Obama can fire her when she mismanages things the way she did her campaign, or her health care hobby as First Lady. Secretary of State sounds like a harmless enough - yet visible enough - position to me! So I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she takes the bait.

And for all you people out there who think we're 'Hillary Haters' - speaking for myself of course, we don't hate her. We simply want her to go away! It all sounds a bit like what we”

HHarvey on Nov 26, 2008 at 09:06:36

“You know, I'm not real fond of Hillary but I realize that she has political clout. She's definitely a force to be reckoned with and if the saying goes "Keep your friends close but your enemies closer" then Barack is doing a fine job already. He's not stupid. Sec of State is the perfect position for a ball buster like Hill. I just couldn't see Limp noodle Kerry doing that job.”

mamala4 on Nov 26, 2008 at 07:49:16

“Well she is NOT going away and many of us don't want her to go away...rather Sarah Palin should go away...OUR country was much better off when the Bill was president....some of us love the Clintons...careful what you wish for.”
Obama Has Lunch At Manny's Deli (VIDEO, SLIDESHOW)

Obama Has Lunch At Manny's Deli (VIDEO, SLIDESHOW)

Commented Nov 22, 2008 at 11:10:02 in Chicago

“Totally agree. As a baby boomer, I can remember being a small child when my Kennedy was in office. Like my parents did for Kennedy, I volunteered here in London for Obama. Although I love my life here with my English husband, watching that footage made me homesick for America and for delis like Manny's and for a decent corned beef sandwich! I'm so moved seeing those 'ordinary' people and how happy they clearly are in his presence. If I ever feel low or homesick, I'm going to just watch that clip.

And yes, he is like a kid around pie! That is what everyone responds to: just pure delight to be alive.”
Hillary Clinton: Secretary of State

Hillary Clinton: Secretary of State

Commented Nov 20, 2008 at 14:27:59 in Politics

“Good parable. Well put. Totally agree. And just had to balance out the other comment! : )

Hopefully the Clintons will shoot themselves in the feet. And it's still a smart move on Obama's part to consider her. But it's this scary feeling like before the election. Just when we thought it was safe to go back into the water!”
Winona Ryder Hospitalized In UK

Winona Ryder Hospitalized In UK

Commented Nov 19, 2008 at 15:34:22 in Entertainment

“Bravo. Very... Obamaesque.”
Dowd: Picking Hillary As Secretary Of State

Dowd: Picking Hillary As Secretary Of State "Cool Idea ... So Un-Clintonian"

Commented Nov 16, 2008 at 14:57:58 in Politics

“Clinton 'envy'? Did I read that right - Clinton ENVY??? That's like when men think women have.. envy of a part of a man's anatomy.

Mediamarv, no offense, but perhaps you misunderstood Ms. Dowd's great article - a re-read could help clear things up.”

nellpost on Nov 16, 2008 at 15:19:16

“I didn't misread the article. "ankle out..." ?? I don't think poor old maureen has a healthy attitude.”
Officials: Obama Offered Clinton Secretary Of State

Officials: Obama Offered Clinton Secretary Of State

Commented Nov 14, 2008 at 10:54:11 in Politics

“I agree. I feel she's been very gracious when she finally conceded, and that effort deserves to be rewarded, but there are people better suited to that role (more... diplomatic). I don't have a problem with her having a nice position internally.

But I would say that: we live in London.”
Obama's Favorite Pizza Coming To Washington

Obama's Favorite Pizza Coming To Washington

Commented Nov 14, 2008 at 09:45:55 in Chicago

“I love this story! I love that she thought it was a joke at first. She sounds like a really nice woman - which no doubt adds to why the Obamas love their pizza. I just hope it will be able to translate because isn't the oven important? And don't people say it's all to do with the water? What if DC water isn't up to speed with Chicago water?
Great story. Best of luck to them. Hope it becomes a national chain. Or international! Then we could get it here in London.”
Thank You Barack Obama

Thank You Barack Obama

Commented Nov 5, 2008 at 04:59:26 in Politics

“And thank YOU, Jamie Lee, for making me cry - not the first time in the past few hours! It's uncanny: I, too, a white American (relatively priviledged) woman married to a Brit - I live in London - I'm surprised our paths haven't crossed. I reached the same conclusion in this election, and it jump started me, too, to act.

I've been volunteering here in London. It's felt like the most important work I've ever done. I gather you did your work in Michigan - some of my co-ex-pats (& new, dear friends) continued the efforts in swing states.

And if you're reading this, President (elect) Obama, thank you. You remind me so much of my dad, who died 5 years ago. Thank you for keeping his spirit alive. Thank you for already bringing out something good in me, and in all of us. Thank you for standing in the rain in rallies so I didn't feel so sorry for myself when I stood in Borough Market, helping Americans vote absentee.

Thank you to all the NON Americans who supported this campaign. They couldn't vote, they couldn't even donate or volunteer, but they wished us well, and they prayed, and they've earned the right we all should feel for one day, to rest on our laurels.

And tomorrow, we clean up the confetti and get to work!”
Mailbag: Replacing Stolen Signs In New Mexico

Mailbag: Replacing Stolen Signs In New Mexico

Commented Nov 3, 2008 at 14:58:04 in Politics

“FABULOUS IDEA!! We're in London, we're missing all this nonsense.

It's the humour - it's the lightness of touch - not taking it all so seriously - it's so... Obama-esque!”
ANTI-Abortion Protesters Storm South Florida Obama Office

ANTI-Abortion Protesters Storm South Florida Obama Office

Commented Oct 31, 2008 at 21:57:08 in Home

“"Obama volunteers refused to engage the protesters and quickly responded by printing signs reading "People of Faith for Obama" and "Women for Obama", attaching the signs to their personal cars, parked on the street. If the protest's organizers had hoped to block the everyday goings-on of the busy Obama office, they were mistaken. Eager volunteers walked the gauntlet and continued to enter the field office to pick up yard signs, printed material and instructions for canvassing and phone banking. "

I am so proud to be part of this movement of volunteers!

This is a great example of following Obama and Biden's lead. They were thinking outside the box. Inspired solution. Courageous, and non-violent. I applaud you!”
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