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

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

Postby Weetabix » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:56 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

Postby First Shirt » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:24 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

Postby Jered » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:56 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

Postby BDK » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:31 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

Postby Greg » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:21 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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