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June 19, 2013
brooklynmutt:

Here it is. Secretary Jack Lew’s official signature as it will appear on U.S. currency starting this fall - @USTreasury

I liked the old version better.

brooklynmutt:

Here it is. Secretary Jack Lew’s official signature as it will appear on U.S. currency starting this fall - @USTreasury

I liked the old version better.

12:33 // 10 months ago
January 15, 2013

obitoftheday says: I propose a petition lowering the signature threshold to 25,000.

» SFB says: I would sign that. — Ernie @ SFB

19:07 // 1 year ago
January 10, 2013
This man’s signature is never going to stop being funny.

This man’s signature is never going to stop being funny.

11:18 // 1 year ago
Want a signature like potential Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s? Hop over to this site and create your own. (ht @ethanklapper)
EDIT: Credit where credit’s due: Yahoo’s Chris Wilson totally created this!

Want a signature like potential Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s? Hop over to this site and create your own. (ht @ethanklapper)

EDIT: Credit where credit’s due: Yahoo’s Chris Wilson totally created this!

10:17 // 1 year ago
January 9, 2013
shortformblog:

ohmykevin:

thedailyfeed:

That loop scrawl is what President Obama’s new Chief of Staff Jacob “Jack” Lew calls a signature. A handwriting expert told us that it’s ”among the most uniquely weird we have seen in a quarter century of graphology.” 

I need to work on a fancy signature.

That’s not a signature, that’s a scribble.

Reblogging this because it’s newly relevant due to Obama’s decision to nominate Jack Lew his treasury secretary. For lovers of weird signatures that don’t really tax autopens that much.

shortformblog:

ohmykevin:

thedailyfeed:

That loop scrawl is what President Obama’s new Chief of Staff Jacob “Jack” Lew calls a signature. A handwriting expert told us that it’s ”among the most uniquely weird we have seen in a quarter century of graphology.” 

I need to work on a fancy signature.

That’s not a signature, that’s a scribble.

Reblogging this because it’s newly relevant due to Obama’s decision to nominate Jack Lew his treasury secretary. For lovers of weird signatures that don’t really tax autopens that much.

12:35 // 1 year ago
January 3, 2013
nationaljournal:


When a Robot Signs a BillBy Brian Resnick
Yesterday, the president was in Hawaii but the recently passed fiscal-cliff deal was in Washington. How could the presidential signature be affixed to the bill to make it law? Obama signed it via a robot, the autopen.Here’s a brief history of the gadget. (Did you know Thomas Jefferson was the first president to use it?)


Just want to point out that this robotic pen is literally signing its John Hancock (look closely at the photo).

nationaljournal:


When a Robot Signs a Bill

By Brian Resnick

Yesterday, the president was in Hawaii but the recently passed fiscal-cliff deal was in Washington. How could the presidential signature be affixed to the bill to make it law? Obama signed it via a robot, the autopen.

Here’s a brief history of the gadget. (Did you know Thomas Jefferson was the first president to use it?)

Just want to point out that this robotic pen is literally signing its John Hancock (look closely at the photo).

(via good)

17:22 // 1 year ago
January 11, 2012
ohmykevin:

thedailyfeed:

That loop scrawl is what President Obama’s new Chief of Staff Jacob “Jack” Lew calls a signature. A handwriting expert told us that it’s ”among the most uniquely weird we have seen in a quarter century of graphology.” 

I need to work on a fancy signature.

That’s not a signature, that’s a scribble.

ohmykevin:

thedailyfeed:

That loop scrawl is what President Obama’s new Chief of Staff Jacob “Jack” Lew calls a signature. A handwriting expert told us that it’s ”among the most uniquely weird we have seen in a quarter century of graphology.” 

I need to work on a fancy signature.

That’s not a signature, that’s a scribble.

13:00 // 2 years ago
November 3, 2011
What’s your presidential candidate’s sign? Depends on who you’re looking at. In the case of Rick Perry, it’s a calm, confident and collected signature, befitting of a longtime governor. In Barack Obama’s case, it’s showy, with giant letters for emphasis. In other cases (Herman Cain, ex-candidate Tim Pawlenty), the candidates sign it like a doctor might — ironic, considering the actual doctor in the campaign, Ron Paul, has a clean signature himself. Check out the signatures that Buzzfeed gathered. They’re pretty interesting.

What’s your presidential candidate’s sign? Depends on who you’re looking at. In the case of Rick Perry, it’s a calm, confident and collected signature, befitting of a longtime governor. In Barack Obama’s case, it’s showy, with giant letters for emphasis. In other cases (Herman Cain, ex-candidate Tim Pawlenty), the candidates sign it like a doctor might — ironic, considering the actual doctor in the campaign, Ron Paul, has a clean signature himself. Check out the signatures that Buzzfeed gathered. They’re pretty interesting.

11:13 // 2 years ago
June 28, 2011

Slim margin eliminates one of Wisconsin GOP’s recall efforts

  • 2 signatures short for Wisconsin Rep. John Nygren’s recall candidacy source

» GOP pushback comes up a hair short: Following challenges by the Democratic Party in Wisconsin, the state’s Government Accountability Board has ruled that 26 of the Nygren campaign’s recall petition signatures are invalid, and as that left Nygren with just 398 signatures, they kicked him out of the race. Nygren is pursuing legal options, and frankly we don’t expect this to be over — two signatures is such a slim margin, it seems obvious that every last signature is again going to get combed over. The GOP still has a candidate, an activist named David VanderLeest, but given his comparatively lackluster background, we imagine they’re pushing to get Nygren back.

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15:24 // 2 years ago
May 31, 2011

Wisconsin board approves recalls against GOP, but not Dems

  • six Wisconsin GOP Senators will face recall elections, following Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board (GAB) approving the signatures collected by Democratic activists
  • three Wisconsin Democratic Senators may or may not face recall elections, as the same GAB stated that they’re not ready to approve the signatures collected by GOP activists source

» So, what’s going on here? Basically, the GAB’s decision means they believe the signatures collected by Democrats, in the aftermath of Gov. Scott Walker’s nationally spotlighted union-busting effort, are legitimate. The Republican signatures, however, “have raised numerous factual and legal issues which need to be investigated and analyzed,” the board says. This is likely to ignite a firestorm of accusations about political bias, favoritism and so forth — the Democrats likely see this as a major boon, as they’ve argued fraud on the GOP’s petitions. We’re inclined to sit tight and see how this plays out, but today’s events, suffice to say, don’t favor the Wisconsin GOP.

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16:54 // 2 years ago