A Photo A Day – Obama, Baseball, Christmas and Karzai

The first photo that made me go, “Hmm,” this morning was the one below of President Obama.  I got really confused by the oil dereks, American flag and the President speaking.  Not knowing the story I wonderd, “Is he for drilling more oil?”  “Is he giving a patriotic speech?” Then I realized, “Oh, yeah, it’s an election year.  Great photo regardless.








Caption: With oil pump jacks as a backdrop, President Barack Obama speaks at an oil and gas field on federal lands Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in Maljamar, N.M.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)


All I could think when I saw the next one was “A Christmas Story” and “Ohhh fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuudge!”









Caption:  Cleveland Indians’ Travis Hafner watches his single off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Rodrigo Lopez, left, in the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game, Sunday, March 25, 2012, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)


…speaking of “A Christmas Story”…..











And lastly, Hamid Karzai.  I appreciate the caption regarding the school  year starting in Afghanistan and the inequity of educational opportunities for girls there, but I’m really distriacted wondering 1) who’s holding the hammer? 2) what are they planning to do with it? 3) What’s that round thing?  A gong?  Tamborine?  Hole in the wall?









Caption:  Afghan President Hamid Karzai rings the school bell with a hammer during the opening ceremony of Afghanistan’s educational year in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, March 24, 2012. Currently 8.4 million children go to school today with 39 percent of girls. Still 4.2 million children have no access to school due to security reasons and over 550 schools have remained closed in Afghanistan mostly in the southern provinces where still Taliban militants are active. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)



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