Friday, November 20, 2009

Obama in China

Semi-O wakes from its slumber to post this fascinating story on Obamania in China:

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Obama Beer

Obama Beer

After about a month hiatus, SemiO is back with a good, solid summer post.

Obama beer!

Brewed here in the Bay Area by Half Moon Bay, the Mavericks Obama Ale is only $3.75 per bottle.

We're a bit surprised that a "maverick" beer represents the president in a coat and tie on its label. Seems a more relaxed, even tipsy, Obama might be more appropriate.

Feel free to post your own suggestions for a new Obama beer label. Obama on a Clydesdale? A big beer can dropping on John McCain?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

On Obama reading mainstream magazines

Another note showing that the president reads journalism as a source of information for policy decisions. One of the basic functions of journalism is to gather information, make sense of it, and present it to the reader.  Day-to-day that's what the majority of journalists do.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Obama Tours San Francisco

While President Obama was speaking to the nation about closing Guantanamo, he was also touring San Francisco via cable cars and the back of conversion vans.

He's a versatile guy, that Obama . . .

Okay, so granted, the president may actually be able to inhabit many spheres at once, but even he is subject to the laws of physics. If you're wondering how he can be in two places at once, it may be obvious now that the other Obama--the one speaking to reporters in D.C.--is made entirely of wax. The real one was here in San Francisco getting his groove on in the Haight.

He was a little hung over Tuesday morning (above), but his handlers took pretty good care of him.

In truth, the wax Obama was the one here in the Bay Area. It is part of a large scale wax figure exhibit in which the wax Obama kicks the wax Barry Bond's ass. Rumor has it both will be dressed up as lucha libres and on display in front of AT&T Park.