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Photo gallery: President Obama visits Palo Alto

Images from the president's April 13 visit to Facebook headquarters

President Barack Obama visited Palo Alto Wednesday (April 20) to take part in a "town hall" meeting entitled "Shared Responsibility and Shared Prosperity" from Facebook headquarters, 1050 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto. The meeting was streamed live on Facebook.

Photos by Veronica Weber, Michelle Le and Nick Gonzales/Palo Alto Online.

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Posted by Tea Party
a resident of College Terrace
on Apr 20, 2011 at 4:02 pm

How many Tea Partyers were out there today? [Portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]


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Posted by svatoid
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Apr 20, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Very funny picture of the people with their signs. The slogans on them are ridiculous.
And for those of you who say it isn'y, it is all about race--there is still a portion of americans, even her in california, that hate the fact that a black man is in the white house.


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Posted by svatoid
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Apr 21, 2011 at 6:42 am

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Someone should inform the "patriotic" woman with the red t-shirt that she is in violation of federal law

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(d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker’s desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.

and

(j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.


She is so consumed with hatred for Obama that she has no respect for the flag of the country she claims to be concerned about. Anyone know who she is? The local police should have her arrested and turned over to federal authorities for prosecution.


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Posted by Ladrome
a resident of another community
on Apr 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm

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These folks were probably trucked in to Palo Alto. The woman in red is an embarrassment to the flag and Palo Alto.

On the bright side, the 3 year olds were cute!


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Posted by Paly Alum
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm

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Thanks for the photos! I think it's exciting that Obama has visited us twice!

The Tea Partiers do seem to be of a particular ethnicity. . .

Just curious, do they seat people at these town hall meetings? Usually they want a variety of people in the background, intermixed, right? How early did the audience have to show up?

And was Obama really in the black vehicle with the flag or was that a decoy?

Zimmerman's tie is not tied well. But then he is proud to be a geek.


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