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Gibbs, WH press corps will take daily briefing into the sunshine Thursday

By Michael D. Shear
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs is holding class outdoors Thursday.

In what may be a first, he will conduct his daily press briefing in the Rose Garden, moving the cantankerous press corps out of the cramped, low-ceilinged building that connects the West Wing to the White House residence.

And oh, what a glorious day he has chosen.

Weather in Washington is supposed to reach a high of almost 70, more than 10 degrees above normal. The sun will be shining. The skies will be clear. One can only imagine the sweetness and light.

How did this all come about?

Gibbs walked into Tuesday's briefing and delivered an offhand observation: "I think as the weather gets nicer we might want to move this -- like class, we should move this outside and..."

Before he could finish, the room of sun-deprived hacks practically erupted in eagerness.

"Absolutely!" "Go for it!"

"Oh, wow, everybody is ... All right, I will -- wow, I didn't think that would be so easily accepted," Gibbs said. "Without objection, so ordered, and I will have WHCA [White House Correspondents Association] start setting that up. That sounds like a great idea. Wow. That sounds good."

Who knew it could come about so quickly.

Speaking only for this reporter, this could be the first Gibbs briefing I'm really looking forward to.

By Michael D. Shear  |  March 17, 2010; 8:00 PM ET
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It will look, feel and sound good to all concerned...

Posted by: edmundsingleton1 | March 19, 2010 4:28 AM | Report abuse

Little does Gibbs know that it is easier to escape the clutches of White House administrivians if they are outdoor, rather than being bored to death in the WH "cellar." Gibbs, when you next look up and say "next question".......don't be startled if no one answers!

Posted by: connyankee1 | March 18, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

URGENT TO W.H. PRESS CORPS:

Why won't any of you quiz Gibbs about THIS?

REGIONAL HOMELAND FUSION CENTERS ASSAULT, IMPAIR, TORTURE 'TARGETED' AMERICANS WITH SILENT CELL TOWER- BASED MICROWAVE/LASER WEAPON SYSTEM -- IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE U.S.A: VETERAN JOURNALIST

* Thousands of Americans slandered as "dissidents" or undesirables, targeted by Bush legacy program for debilitating, cell tower- based precision-targeted microwave/laser assault, held hostage in their own homes to fed-supported vigilante "community policing" stalking units equipped with warrantless GPS devices, who vandalize and terrorize as local police look the other way.

* Electromagnetic frequency microwave/laser weapons -- a nationwide installation employing cell towers and satellites -- silently, invisibly induce weakness, exhaustion, mood changes, pain, head and body aches, physical and neurological impairment, strokes, aneurysms, cancer -- and many victims do not realize what is making them sick.

===== POLITICAL LEADERS MAY BE TARGETED, TOO. =====

* Regional Homeland Security- administered "fusion centers" reportedly serve as command centers for covert electromagnetic radiation attacks, pervasive surveillance, financial sabotage of those identified as "dissidents," "trouble-makers" or slandered as threats to society.

* Use of microwave weaponry to torture and impair political opponents recently confirmed by deposed Honduras President Manuel Zelaya.

* Pleas for justice, to local police and FBI, go unanswered -- as do demands for a Department of Justice Civil Rights Division investigation and congressional hearings.

"These are crimes against humanity and the Constitution, being perpetrated under the cover of national security and 'safe streets' by multiple federal and local agencies and commands -- an American genocide hiding in plain sight, enabled by the naivete of those who think 'it can't happen here.'" -- Victor Livingston, former reporter for WTXF-TV Philadelphia, Phila. Bulletin, N.Y. Daily News, St. Petersburg Times; producer/host, MSG Network Sports Business Report; columnist, NowPublic.com/scrivener.

www.poynter.org/subject.asp?id=2 (click, "More Reporting and Writing") OR

http://nowpublic.com/world/u-s-silently-tortures-americans-cell-tower-microwaves

BUCKS COUNTY, PA- BASED MAGLOCLEN FUSION CENTER -- "Mid-Atlantic States Ground Zero of a Mid-Atlantic States Fed- and Police-Protected American Gestapo"

WHY WON'T FBI OPEN A D.O.J. CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION INVESTIGATION?

http://nowpublic.com/world/gestapo-usa-govt-funded-vigilante-network-terrorizes-america

OR NowPublic.com/scrivener (see "stories" list).

Posted by: scrivener50 | March 18, 2010 8:08 AM | Report abuse

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