Obama's Presidential "Library" to have no books, papers

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Obama's Presidential "Library" to have no books, papers

Post by Weetabix » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:56 pm

Linky: Barack Obama: The Non-Library Library

This is self-satire of the highest order. Some parts I especially enjoyed:
Unlike traditional presidential libraries, the Obama Presidential Center will not actually have library materials. That is—it will not house former President Obama’s manuscripts, documents, letters, and gifts from his tenure in office—items presidential centers around the country all have.

Instead, it will include space for outdoor functions and picnics, a basketball court, recording studio, sledding hill, children’s play garden, and more.

As for the actual library documents, the center will rely online archives for Obama’s presidential materials as a way to avoid meeting federal standards in construction, raising money for an endowment, and paying the National Archives and Records Administration to run the facility.
Adrena Ifill, the managing partner of Washington, D.C.-based DoubleBack Global Group, a cultural heritage firm, said the move online ‘is in line with his legacy.'
Indeed, his legacy of giving the Queen of England an iPod loaded with his speeches, or giving the British Prime minister, who was legally blind, a set of cheap DVD movies like one might find in a WalMart, which were not encoded for European DVD players. I’m sure one can find his content-free speeches...
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Re: Obama's Presidential "Library" to have no books, papers

Post by First Shirt » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:24 am

It doesn't need printed material, since most of his supporters are illiterate anyway.
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Re: Obama's Presidential "Library" to have no books, papers

Post by Jered » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:56 am

Instead, it will include space for outdoor functions and picnics, a basketball court, recording studio, sledding hill, children’s play garden, and more.
Because that's not stereotypical or anything? Is there a place for the gentle giant or an aspiring astronaut?
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Re: Obama's Presidential "Library" to have no books, papers

Post by BDK » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:31 am

Given how many documents disappeared in his administration, I think a paper set may be a good idea...

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Re: Obama's Presidential "Library" to have no books, papers

Post by Greg » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:21 pm

First Shirt wrote:It doesn't need printed material, since most of his supporters are illiterate anyway.
Nah, I'm sure he'd love to display just everything, but all the records are sealed. It's out of his hands.
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Re: Obama's Presidential "Library" to have no books, papers

Post by Windy Wilson » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:59 am

It's to save costs, doncha know.
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Re: Obama's Presidential "Library" to have no books, papers

Post by Rich » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:19 am

I shudder to think what President Trump's library will be like. Each aisle will probably consist of a collection of Tweets from the same year. :shock:
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Re: Obama's Presidential "Library" to have no books, papers

Post by Langenator » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:56 pm

I was just figuring that his administration avoided putting anything more substantive than the annual turkey pardon on paper because they knew it was unconstitutional, illegal, unethical, or some combination of the three.
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Re: Obama's Presidential "Library" to have no books, papers

Post by MiddleAgedKen » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:58 am

A post-literate library for a post-American president.
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Re: Obama's Presidential "Library" to have no books, papers

Post by slowpoke » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:49 am

All his papers can be like his birth cerificate now. Shred the originals and then make scan copies.
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