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Cookie
10-21-2011, 02:33 PM
Well, I am about as regular as one person can get... I got my pen out. :)
I want a check for... 100,000 or any amount, lol. I like this. :) I will split with Terry, we are buds.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/obama-cut-personal-checks-regular-americans-185608423.html

....Imagine you wrote a letter to the White House to share your personal struggle and instead of receiving a form letter in return, President Obama cut you a check.

It's happened, and more than once, according to Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow's new book "Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President." Fellow Post reporter Nia-Malika Henderson writes Friday on a surprising excerpt from Saslow's book:

A few times during his presidency, Obama admitted, he had written a personal check or made a phone call on the writer's behalf, believing that it was his only way to ensure a fast result. "It's not something I should advertise, but it has happened," he told [Saslow]. Many other times, he had forwarded letters to government agencies or Cabinet secretaries after attaching a standard, handwritten note that read: "Can you please take care of this?"

Cookie
10-21-2011, 02:44 PM
You can't get one Ian. ;)
Can I have your Corner? :)

leejosepho
10-22-2011, 06:00 AM
When I was about 8 or 9, I was sick with a bad cold and I wrote and told President Eisenhower about that. He wrote back to "Master Joseph Lee O." with a hand-written "Get well" note in a hand-addressed envelope ... and now I cannot find that note anywhere so I can sell his signature on FleaBay!

Nuts.

Cookie
10-22-2011, 06:16 AM
That is really cool Lee. It's ashame you can't find it, that would be a real treasure to have. I would frame it.

leejosepho
10-22-2011, 07:41 AM
That is really cool Lee. It's ashame you can't find it, that would be a real treasure to have. I would frame it.
Well, maybe now you can write to Obama and then nail his response on the wall, eh?! (wink)

Cookie
10-22-2011, 07:52 AM
Or take his *check* to the bank!
Trust me, I wouldn't be so lucky. :( I'd get an IOU... lol

Cookie
10-22-2011, 08:12 AM
...and come to think of it, the IOU will be for One million dollars! payable when I turn 88! LOL.

ballvalve
10-24-2011, 11:38 AM
You can't get one Ian. ;)
Can I have your Corner? :)

Looks like you already have his corner, since he's never here.

Cookie
10-24-2011, 01:41 PM
He's in Africa, again. OR, maybe, still at the Drivers Bureau... lol. I had a horrible thought, what if they made him go back to the UK for bucking the system at the drivers' center? :)

Ian Gills
10-24-2011, 01:46 PM
I got my license. I look American.

I just don't sound like one.

Cookie
10-24-2011, 05:52 PM
OKAY ,wah side of da road are yinz driving on? ? :) Incase, ahz in yinzes neck of da woods.

http://www.pittsburghese.com/translator.shtml

This is proper english.