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Apple CEO (1%er) to sit with Michelle Obama during State of the Union
LA Times ^ | 2/11/13 | Chris O'Brien

Posted on 02/11/2013 3:39:51 PM PST by Libloather

Apple CEO Tim Cook will sit with First Lady Michelle Obama during President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

It marks the second year in a row the invitation has been extended to the Apple family. Last year, Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, joined Michelle Obama in the coveted spot.

During an appearance on CNBC, White House economic advisor Gene Sperling confirmed Cook's participation.

"Apple is a great American company, and it stands for our sense of innovation, invention, entrepreneurship, and risk taking and I think that's quite an appropriate person to be in the First Lady's box when the president is talking about our economic future, the importance of job creation, manufacturing, innovation and how we create strong middle-class jobs," Sperling said.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apple; appleceo; ceo; globalcorporations; michelle; michelleobama; obama; timcook
This is gonna tick off the freeloaders.
1 posted on 02/11/2013 3:40:00 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

C’mon—give her a break. It’s SOOOOO hard to have to sit with the little people.


2 posted on 02/11/2013 3:42:10 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Libloather

No way. Obama could sit with the Pope at an atheist convention and they would all be Catholics within a week.


3 posted on 02/11/2013 3:43:18 PM PST by Toespi
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manufacturing

He didn't build that.

4 posted on 02/11/2013 3:46:31 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

Success and enjoyment of the fruits of your labor requires permission from the gov’t. That is the trend :(


5 posted on 02/11/2013 3:47:58 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: Libloather
Tim Cook is homosexual.

No surprise that the far-left program is his own.

6 posted on 02/11/2013 3:49:02 PM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

Is he?


7 posted on 02/11/2013 3:53:19 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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8 posted on 02/11/2013 3:53:57 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Libloather; All
Apple iPhones manufactured with forced, slave student labor...source: the New York Times
9 posted on 02/11/2013 3:57:21 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Libloather

Ironic that a firm which made its pile as a result of American economic and business opportunity will send a representative to sit with the most anti-business, Marxist president in the history of the United States.


10 posted on 02/11/2013 4:01:17 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: onyx

Yes, it is generally assumed that Cook is gay.


11 posted on 02/11/2013 4:02:39 PM PST by what's up
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To: Libloather

A 0.001%er even.


12 posted on 02/11/2013 4:02:55 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Libloather

Correct!

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2012/12/06/can-apple-really-bring-manufacturing-back-to-the-u-s/

. December 6, 2012, 5:30 PM.Can Apple Really Bring Manufacturing Back to the U.S.?

Apple said today that it plans to invest more than $100 million next year to bring some production of its Mac computers to the U.S.........


13 posted on 02/11/2013 4:08:15 PM PST by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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To: what's up; Swordmaker

>> Tim Cook is homosexual. No surprise that the far-left program is his own.

What IS surprising is the number of apple fanbois on FR who would gladly take Tim Cook up to the hilt, if he’d only autograph their personal i-thing. Whereupon they’d promptly swoon.


14 posted on 02/11/2013 4:28:43 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
So if all jobs in the US move to China, nobody will need to bother to work any more? Is that Michelle's idea?
15 posted on 02/11/2013 5:07:25 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Libloather
This is not surprising. Many, if not most, of the types that own and control global Corporations are hardcore leftist. They love the power of the centralized state. Insiders are exempt from the taxes and regulations used to stifle their competition. They fancy themselves "change agents" that use their positions to push DIEversity, environmentalism, and homosexualism. They love putting Americans out of work and setting up shop in Red China. Many of these Corporations are not primarily viewed as money making operations but as fronts used to control certain sectors of society.

HERE is an interesting chart showing the relationship of some of the most powerful global Corporations and a tiny group of people that no one could mistake for being concerned for the well being of the American people.

16 posted on 02/11/2013 5:14:32 PM PST by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: what's up

Wanna hear something funny? I know his brother. They are, like me and my brother, totally opposite of each other. Tim’s brother is a competive shooter who owns more guns than any other 20 people combined that I know. He spends most of his free time shooting or reloading. He knows all the major gun reps by name. However, one thing they do have in common is uncommon intelligence. His brother is a great guy who most FReepers would get along with very well. He is very conservative.


17 posted on 02/11/2013 7:05:38 PM PST by suthener
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To: Nervous Tick

What IS surprising is the number of apple fanbois on FR who would gladly take Tim Cook up to the hilt, if he’d only autograph their personal i-thing. Whereupon they’d promptly swoon.

18 posted on 02/12/2013 8:01:00 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Libloather
FBI and DHS can control your Apple device and, essentially, you...

If you own an Apple product, Apple gave Odinga the ability to own you.

19 posted on 02/12/2013 8:11:20 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Libloather

I always suspected that about Apple users.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlaw_motorcycle_club#One_percenter

They adopt similar insignia, colors, organizational structure and trappings, like beards and leather outfits which are typical of apple users. It has been said that they are attracted by the mystique of the outlaw image while objecting to the suggestion that they are outlaws


20 posted on 02/12/2013 10:04:07 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Jack Hammer

It’s not ironic, they are buying protection.


21 posted on 02/12/2013 10:06:55 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Nervous Tick

Apple is obviously a FR no-no.
But don’t forget the Microsoft guys are “all in” on supporting gay marriage in Wash State.

So the only approved platform to post on FR is Linux.


22 posted on 02/12/2013 10:12:02 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Many of the most prominent industrialists during the Hitler administration tried the same thing; it didn’t save them.


23 posted on 02/12/2013 3:32:40 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

The impulse to feed the alligator remains, nonetheless.


24 posted on 02/13/2013 2:16:22 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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