President Barrack Obama give Vice President Joe Biden The MEDAL of FREEDOM
The WHITE HOUSE, Washington DC, January 12th, 2017
President Barack Obama had a surprise up his sleeve Thursday at a tribute to the vice president, awarding Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom with distinction.
Biden will be the third vice president to be awarded a Medal of Freedom.
Just eight days from their last day in office, Obama ran through Biden’s legacy almost in its entirety, including the vice president’s work as a young Delaware senator, as an advocate for women’s safety, and in his two terms in executive office, calling him a “lion of American history.”
“Behind the scenes, Joe’s honest and candid counsel has made me a better president and commander in chief. From the Situation Room to our weekly lunches to our huddles when everyone has left the room, he has been unafraid to give it to me straight,” Obama said.
For the past eight years, the close-knit relationship between Obama and Biden has become easy fodder for meme creators and internet dwellers alike, a phenomenon the two of them have come to recognize. The tribute “gives the internet one last chance to talk about our bromance,” Obama joked.
A teary-eyed and surprised Biden accepted the send-off by thanking the president for his support throughout the past two terms in office. He also thanked his family, noting the many trials — including the car accident that killed his first wife and first daughter, and, more recently, the death of his son Beau Biden to cancer — they have overcome together.
This is the second time Obama has honored Biden this week; he also thanked the VP in his farewell speech on Tuesday.
“To Joe Biden, the scrappy kid from Scranton who became Delaware’s favorite son: You were the first choice I made as a nominee, and the best,” Obama said in Chicago. “Not just because you have been a great vice president, but because in the bargain, I gained a brother.”
“I Love this Guy” !!!
“He’s one of the Greatest Guys Ever !”
…. Author DANIEL BELLINO ZWICKE
JOE BIDEN Will be the 46th PRESIDENT of THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA & VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN
PRESIDENT OBAMA & JOE BIDEN
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HOW COLD IS IT ?
Dam it’s Cold out!
“IT’S BACK INTO THE WIND COLD,” Daniel Zwicke said as he walk back home to his Greenwich Village apartment on Thursday afternoon December 15, 2016 . The temperature outside on the Island of Manhattan was 23 degrees. Yes it was cold, but with Winds gusting at 40 MPH it was quite bone-chilling-cold with the real feel temperature at a freezing 6 degrees with The Wind Chill Factor calculated in. It was Fucking Cold Out, or best-selling cookbook author coined the phrase for the first time in recorded history, it was “Back into the Wind Cold,” for that’s literally what Daniel said he did as he walked down Minetta Street as the blistering cold wind blew in his face. Daniel says that it was so cold with the strong winds blowing into his face that just as he had done since walking to school as a young boy in East Rutherford New Jersey, he simply turned his back into the wind to help keep his un-protected face a bit warmer against the freezing cold wind on that December day in the year 2016 .
Daniel was all bundled up with a pair of Levis jeans, a T-Shirt, a long sleeve Tee over that with another shirt over that and a very thick and warm wool cardigan shawl sweater over that. Daniel had his Barbour Jacket covering those 4 Layers, a scarf around his neck with a wool knit cap and gloves, along with a pair of Chuck Taylor Converse Sneakers. Yes Daniel was all bundled up and ready for the bitter cold, yet one thing he was missing. Something to cover his face. Well he was in pretty good shape and not that cold at all, all except that after walking 7 blocks from the cafe at the Marlton Hotel, Daniel’s face started getting cold. So cold that as he walked the final two blocks to his house, Daniel just had to put his back into the wind to help things along.
This our friends is a story of the way that fair city New York can sometimes be Back into the Wind Cold.
NEW YORK CITY
A BACK INTO THE WIND DAY
ROCKEFELLER CENTER CHRISTMAS TREE
Guess What ?
IT’S BACK INTO THE WIND COLD
CHRISTMAS TIME in NEW YORK