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  • Obama's secret teleprompter coach revealed

    05/04/2011 8:38:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    American Thinker Blog ^ | May 4, 2011 | Thomas Lifson
    Barack Obama, the purported master orator, is spending a hundred thousand dollars of our tax money on an outside consultant to help him with his teleprompter skills. Perhaps last minute coaching is the reason why Sunday night's OBL speech was delayed so long. The hundred grand comes on top of the $624,000 payroll of the White House speechwriting team, so Obama's masterful oratory is costing us close to three quarter of million bucks a year. With that kind of money, Gilbert Gottfried could sound good. Jim McElhatton of the Washington Times has the scoop: The White House is spending...
  • Teleprompter inventor Schlafly dies in Conn. at 91

    04/26/2011 4:56:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 26, 2011 | PAT EATON-ROBB
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Hubert "Hub" Schlafly, a key member of the team that invented the teleprompter and rescued decades' worth of soap opera actors, newscasters and politicians from the embarrassment of stumbling over their words on live television, has died. He was 91. Schlafly died April 20 at Stamford Hospital after a brief illness, according the Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, which handled the arrangements.
  • 'Hub' Schlafly, teleprompter developer, dies at 91

    HARTFORD, Conn. – A key developer of the device that came to be known as the teleprompter has died. Hubert "Hub" Schlafly was 91. . . . Herbert Hoover became the first politician to use the device in 1952.
  • Engineer Behind the Teleprompter Dead at 91 (WEEPING AT THE WHITE HOUSE!)

    04/26/2011 7:24:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    tvweek.com ^ | 4/26/11
    Hubert J. "Hub" Schlafly Jr., a television engineer who helped invent the teleprompter, has died at 91...
  • The Father of the Teleprompter Has Passed Away

    04/26/2011 6:43:36 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 13 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-26-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    It's a dark day for the country one special guy. A man by the name of Hubert "Hub" Schlafly, passed away, and he is a man who made at least one president... He can be considered a sputnik moment decades in the making when he invented the teleprompter way back in the 40's. I've heard that Obama was in a meeting when he found out, so there were no camera's present. However, a sketch artist with help from an anonymous witness was able to capture the president's reaction...
  • Obama in 2004: 'I've Never Used a Teleprompter Before and I don't Like To'

    04/09/2011 12:44:01 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 27 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/9/11 | Aurelius
    It's amazing how times have changed. In mid-2004, President George W. Bush was still in his first term while Barack Obama was only a newly-elected State Senator. One other difference: Mr. Obama had "never" used a teleprompter before. Of course, today the President has not delivered a single speech during his Administration without one. Yet with the 2004 Democratic National Convention on the horizon, Mr. Obama decided that he would work from one. Talking to CBS in 2004, Obama said that he "prefers to speak off the cuff instead of working from a written text. Tuesday night (the DNC) will...
  • The Unified Theory of Obama - Why does he have that long Scar on the side of his head

    04/03/2011 4:34:28 AM PDT · by opentalk · 74 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 3, 2011 | Clarice Feldman
    For as long as I can remember scientists have been trying to put together a Theory of Everything which would explain and connect all the knowledge we have of physical phenomena. So far they haven't been successful, but they keep trying. I wondered if it would be possible to explain the many contradictions of Obama and the mystery of his origins and incomprehensible nature of his domestic and foreign policies to better understand him and predict why he seems to be steering the ship of state onto the shoals. I think I've finally got it, though a night of watching...
  • Congressman Mike Rogers shocked by Reader-in-Chief

    03/30/2011 11:41:49 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 32 replies
    6 Foot 2 in High Heel Shoes ^ | March 30, 2011 | Me
    Just heard this morning on a local radio broadcast: Congressman Mike Rogers, Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, said he found it "shocking" that Obama had to read his statement to top strategists in the Situation Room recently. Highly unusual for a president to be so unfamiliar with what's going on that he had to recite from a script. So, I'm wondering as I am sure Mike Rogers is wondering......who wrote it? Today on MPS re: Obama's meeting with Clinton, Gates and Rogers, who chairs the Intelligence Committee: Michael Patrick Shiels: "Does he know what he's talking about, or is...
  • Making (eye) contact

    03/28/2011 8:06:35 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    Politco44 ^ | : 03/28/11 | JULIE MASON
    So -- no endgame or exit strategy, a slightly imploring tone and the emergence of an Obama Doctrine: Got it. As to theater criticism, President Obama's use of three teleprompters for his speech tonight underscored why his reliance on the TOTUS is so problematic. Gazing left to right is not great television -- he wasn't making a connection. Only when the president stopped looking around and stared into the head-on camera at the end did his message sound urgent, direct and authoritative. "To summarize, then, in just one month, the United States has worked with our international partners to mobilize...
  • The Intellect And Wit Of Obama Lives In Irony

    02/15/2011 1:46:24 PM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-15-11 | Skookum
    Fearless Reader proves his prowess at speaking extemporaneously and without benefit of his faithful friend TOTUS.We are seldom allowed insight in to the intellect of our president as an extempore speaker and the folowing quotes will clear up several misconceptions as to why. “Part of the facts is understanding we have a problem, and part of the facts is what you’re going to do about it.” “You’re free. And freedom is beautiful. And you know, it will take time to restore chaos and order - order out of chaos. But we will” “I’m going to spend a lot of...
  • House Prepares to Chop Spending for Remainder of 2011 (includung teleprompter funds!)

    02/15/2011 7:01:36 AM PST · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-15-11 | Chad Pergram
    More than 400 amendments were filed Monday night. Among them were a proposal from Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., to eliminate funding for the president's Teleprompter and one from Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, to strip funding for the alteration, repair or improvement of the executive residence of the White House and instead divert that amount to deficit reduction. Most of the amendments will probably come from House Republicans, not Democrats, who want deeper cuts than the $100 billion. This will go on for two days, with a final vote culminating sometime on Thursday.
  • Has Obama Gotten a Rhetorical Makeover?

    01/18/2011 6:01:47 PM PST · by Kenny Bunk · 7 replies
    Vanity ^ | Tuesday, January 18, 2011 | Kenny Bunk
    Subject: Obama's last two speeches: Tucson Radio Address While contributors to Freerepublic often wonder in print whether or not the GOP truly got the message from the Tea Party in the mid-term elections, IMHO it's easy to see who definitely received it loud and clear: Obama's handlers. The Tucson speech was delivered at a relaxed pace, the writing was smoother, the transitions more effective. The new Obama baritone was deeper, more soothing. The style was less confrontational and a whole lot less bombastic. The inevitable digs at the Republicans were subtle, rather than obvious. Some faults remain. The man is...
  • Video: Sarah Palin Issues Statement In Response To AZ Shootings

    01/12/2011 4:51:04 AM PST · by careyb · 285 replies · 1+ views
    The Hope For America ^ | 1/12/10 | Sarah Palin
    You go, girl!
  • Obama will travel to Tucson Wednesday

    01/10/2011 5:50:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    KVOA ^ | 1/10/11
    Obama will travel to Tucson WednesdayUpdated: Jan 10, 2011 6:30 PM (CNN)- President Barack Obama will travel to Tucson, Arizona, on Wednesday in the wake of the weekend shooting there that killed six people and wounded 14, including a member of Congress, two senior administration officials told CNN Monday.
  • Getting Corruption Right

    01/01/2011 12:29:03 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 3 replies
    Foreign Relations ^ | 12/30/2010 | Jagdish N. Bhagwati
    I just returned from India, where I was lecturing to the Indian Parliament in the same hall where US President Barack Obama had recently spoken. The country was racked by scandal.... frpa ...in India, where such a technique (teleprompter deception) is, indeed, regarded as reprehensible.....
  • Obama's Caddy

    12/28/2010 8:10:34 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-28-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Cliff Lee Says Phillies Fans ‘Don’t Need Teleprompter’ to Know When to Cheer (ZING!)

    12/15/2010 8:14:48 PM PST · by max americana · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Yardbarker ^ | Steve DelVecchio
    The Philadelphia Phillies reintroduced their big free agent acquisition today — one that Phillies fans grew fond of during a World Series run two years ago. Cliff Lee appeared relieved to be back in Philly after being bounced all across the United States over the past two seasons. Lee, who will wear No. 33 now that Roy Halladay has taken over his old No. 34, spoke about the opportunity to join a rotation that could be “historic,” as he termed it. He also praised the fans in Philadelphia and cited them as one of the main reasons he chose to...
  • Obama Joke of the Day - December 3

    12/03/2010 10:56:48 AM PST · by toma29 · 8 replies
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 12/03/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    What's the definition of insanity? Obama switching to teleprompters filled with the same tired speeches and expecting different results.
  • Obama Dithers

    11/24/2010 3:59:08 PM PST · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-24-10 | Skookum
    Unscripted Questions And No Teleprompter Cause Our President To Look BefuddledNorth Korea assaults South Korea with an artillery barrage; Obama frets over the Six Part Talks and figures we shouldn't reward bad behavior with money. [VIDEO AT SITE] or HEREBut we should feel confident that the President's closest advisers are more than capable to handle any emergency while the Chief struggles with indecision. Here we have some of the president's own. National Security Adviser Tom Donilon: He just rose to his current post in October, replacing Jim Jones. Prior to his tenure in the Obama administration, Donilon was chiefly …...
  • "After the Kool-Aid: Notes From the Obama Visit" (Obama India Visit FAILURE) (Rediff)

    11/11/2010 11:52:38 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 26 replies
    Rediff News, India (In English) ^ | 12 November 2010 | Rajeev Srinivasan, Rediff News, INDIA
    Where is the substance in the just-concluded Obama jamboree, asks Rajeev Srinivasan. A casual observer, the proverbial Martian, would have concluded from the breathless media coverage during the Barack Obama love-fest that this was a visit of the King-Emperor of India's colonial master. The pageantry and pomp and circumstance hid the sad fact that the emperor had no clothes, that is to say, there was precious little of substance in evidence. Lots of style, though: An Obama trademark. But then Indians love a good party, and this was like a Big Fat Punjabi Wedding: Plenty of dancing, much drinking, and...