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Obama Visits Silicon Valley

I brought the kids to meet Obama this evening. We took a photo with him and he signed our photo book, which opens with photos of him at this very same house in 2007.


“Warren Buffett’s secretary should not be paying more taxes than Warren Buffett.”


"My friend Joe Biden likes to say 'Don't compare me with the Almighty. Compare me with the alternative."


“We have a governor who is denying climate change while the state is burning. [laughter at Perry] Literally.”


"2008 was an important election, but 2012 will be an even more important election."


Verbatim quotes from video:

“I don't think we fully grasped, at least in 2007 the full magnitude of the challenges we we going to be facing. We have now gone through the worst financial crisis and the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. So, for most of our lifetimes, we have never seen anything like what we have seen over the past two and one half years."


"We knew that we were going have to not only put more money into our education system but we are going to have to revamp it, so that not just a few of our kids are prepared for the 21st Century, but all of our kids are ready for the 21st century,”


“Overseas we knew that it was unsustainable for us to continue two wars and to think that the only way we were going to be able to project American power around the world was through our military, and we had to remind ourselves that diplomacy and the power of our example and the power of our values ultimately was going to make more of a difference in terms of how influential we are around the world.


Well, I’m back to report to you, my stockholders.”


Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performed an acoustic version of Black Hole Sun.

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Taken on September 25, 2011