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    Default Obama is writing checks to regular americans... I am regular.

    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/o...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?"

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    You can't get one Ian.
    Can I have your Corner?

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    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.
    "Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events and small minds discuss people." --Eleanor Roosevelt

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    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)
    "Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events and small minds discuss people." --Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Or take his *check* to the bank!
    Trust me, I wouldn't be so lucky. I'd get an IOU... lol

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    ...and come to think of it, the IOU will be for One million dollars! payable when I turn 88! LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    You can't get one Ian.
    Can I have your Corner?
    Looks like you already have his corner, since he's never here.

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    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?

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    I got my license. I look American.

    I just don't sound like one.

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    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.
    Last edited by Cookie; 10-24-2011 at 05:57 PM.

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