WASHINGTON — Instead of "Hail to the Chief," President Barack Obama is most likely hearing strains of "Happy Birthday" this weekend.

Obama turns 52 on Sunday and is spending part of the day at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland.

The White House said little about how he's celebrating. He played golf Saturday with friends from his days in Hawaii and Chicago. Some were expected to join him at Camp David.

Obama is scheduled to return to the White House on Sunday afternoon. His week ahead includes travel to the West Coast to discuss plans to help homeowners, appear on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno and visit with troops at Camp Pendleton.

He also has a White House meeting Thursday with the prime minister of Greece.
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Who cares about his birthday.

 

And the President of Greece coming to town.  What a waste of time having talks with an insignificant politician of an insignificant country.  You know, the country where they have no factories or places to work--other than hotels and tourism.  Unemployment is rampant, and young adults are in trouble. The country's as broke as Detroit, but keeping a very low profile in the world news.

dire let me remind you that you are under oath.

 

Were you at any time involved professionally or incidentally with any of the below accounting firms?

Arthur Andersen LLP, based in Chicago, is a holding company and formerly one of the "Big Five" accounting firms among PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ernst & Young and KPMG, providing auditing, tax, and consulting services to large corporations. In 2002, the firm voluntarily surrendered its licenses to practice as Certified Public Accountants in the United States after being found guilty of criminal charges relating to the firm's handling of the auditing of Enron, an energy corporation based in Texas, which had filed for bankruptcy in 2001 and later failed. The other national accounting and consulting firms bought most of the practices of Arthur Andersen[Wiki]

 

Arthur Andersen LLP v. United States, 544 U.S. 696 (2005) was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court unanimously overturned accounting firm Arthur Andersen's conviction of obstruction of justice in the fraudulent activities and subsequent collapse of the Enron corporation, on the basis that the jury instructions did not properly portray the law Andersen was charged with breaking. The decision was Pyrrhic  in that the Andersen name had become toxic, and the firm had been obligated to cease audit activities, as a result of the conviction, and the business was unable to recover even after the conviction was overturned in its favor.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...LLP_v._United_States

Originally Posted by direstraits:

Hired a couple of the younger former employees.

 DIRE ole boy I take it that your incomplete sentence means you were knee deep in the corruption during Enron collapse. When fraud is the intention; soon the repub makeup will be laid bare. Did you get to keep your shredder?

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