Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Yes We Did!

This blog was started in 2007 when then Senator Obama was just getting started. It was named President Obama from the start because we knew he would be the next president so we might as well start referring to him as President Obama. This Tuesday President Obama was finally inaugurated so we will be retiring this blog. Thanks to all our visitors, commenters and those who emailed us.

A couple of good sites to keep up with President Obama is This Week with President Obama , Daily Kos and of course the White House website

Pictures of the Inauguration

Behind the Scenes, Newsweek

Big Picture, Boston Globe

Time Magazine Pictures,29307,1872698_1827514,00.html

Thursday, January 8, 2009

More on Obama at Occidental

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Chance Encounter

In 1980, when Obama was a freshman at Occidental College in Los Angeles, he was approached by an aspiring photographer named Lisa Jack, who asked him if he would be willing to pose for some black and white photographs that she could use in her portfolio. Of her first meeting (in a campus eatery) with Obama, Jack remembers only that "He was really cute. But what else does a 20-year-old girl remember? "In the photos, Jack says, "You can see he is just posing, initially, but as the shoot goes on, he starts to come out," Jack said. "He was very charismatic even then." Jack never realized her dream of becoming a photographer and is now a psychologist. Jack and Obama would see each other only a few more times while students. But in 2005, while on a tour, she spotted Obama on Capitol Hill and yelled hello. "He knew exactly who I was after all this time," Jack says. "I was amazed." On a dare from a skeptical friend, Jack decided to track down her negatives from the shoot. Initially, before she dug the film out from her basement, Jack never thought her pictures would have much life beyond her own darkroom. When she found them, the images of Obama "blew me away," she says. "I had no idea I'd taken a whole roll of film." For a while, Jack put the negatives in a safety-deposit box, so that they could not be used until after the election, when there would be no chance they could be used for a political purpose. Today, Jack says, she hopes the photos reveal a "spirit of fun and thoughtfulness." "I'm not political," Jack says, "(But) these are historic photos and they should be shared."

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Obama visits food banks and school

Food Bank visit

St. Columbanus Parish School visit


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Obama visits local Deli

Monday, November 17, 2008

President Obama on 60 minutes

Friday, November 14, 2008

Classic Obama Videos

Some classic grassroots Obama videos from 2007

Open Letter to Obama

Obama Girl


Hey There Obama

Like A Rock

You Rock Barack

Barack Obama

Monday, November 10, 2008

Oval Office pictures

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The New First Family!