MONTREAL – Former U.S. president Barack Obama has again decried what he calls the lack of American leadership on climate change.
In a speech to the Montreal Board of Trade on Tuesday, Obama did not mention U.S. President Donald Trump by name but clearly targeted his successor’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement.
One of the most familiar photos that we see of Barack Obama and other American presidents is the shot of them boarding the Marine One helicopter on the White House lawn. The chopper takes the boss to Andrews Air Force base where the journey continues on Air Force One. Did you know that 15 of those former presidential helicopters now belong to the Royal Canadian Air Force?
A Winnipeg comedian and radio personality is headed to Washington, DC to perform at a U.S. Presidential Inauguration ball.
Gerry “The Big Bear” Barrett hosts the morning show on NCI-FM. Also the station’s program director, Barrett is a stand-up comedian and Elvis Presley impersonator.
“The booking came as a complete surprise to me,” Barrett said. “My agent phoned and asked if I was sitting down as he had the booking of a lifetime.”
The performance is set for the Native Nations Inaugural Ball at the Smithsonian Institute on January 21. Being one of several official balls in the city, Barrett hopes it’s one of the few President Barack Obama attends with his wife, Michelle.
“The committee that inquired about my availability watched my promo video and they chose specific jokes and bits, political in nature, for me to tell. As for what song I should perform as Elvis, some of my Elvis friends suggested, “American Trilogy,” “America the Beautiful,” although given how the economy is they suggested I stay away from “In The Ghetto.”
Barrett is a proud Ojibwe from the Saugeen First Nation in Ontario.
PresidentBarack Obama will meet with Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Police Sergeant James Crowley later today for beers at the White House to discuss that whole ‘racial profiling’ incident. Do you think their meeting will go something like this?
On June 3, 2008, President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle took part in what soon became a national phenomenon — fist bumping. Dubbed as “the fist bump heard ’round the world,” putting the bump on a national stage soon became the ‘cool’ thing to do.
No one knows if it was actually Obama who started the craze, or perhaps comedian Howie Mandel, with his fear of shaking hands due to germs.
Whatever the case, Wednesday, June 3 of this year marks National Fist Bump Day. No one knows what kind of activities are planned, if any, but the day will most likely include a lot of folks bumping knuckles.