28
Aug
11

‘there is a new neighbor on the potomac….’

Thank you Donna πŸ˜‰

The Martin Luther King Memorial is seen along the tidal basin on the National Mall in Washington, the morning after Hurricane Irene moved through the East Coast, August 28


61 Responses to “‘there is a new neighbor on the potomac….’”


  1. August 28, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    It ain’t over ’til its over but Gaddafi should just call it a day. This is a video of Libyans touring his luxury plane. Is this part of your trap Gaddafi?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8728320/Inside-Col-Gaddafis-luxury-airplane.html

  2. 2 COS
    August 28, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    The MLK monument is stunning.

  3. 3 Fred
    August 28, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    boy that’s a B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L monument πŸ˜€

  4. August 28, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    What a gorgeous, gorgeous statue. He’s weathered many a storm and this was no different. And look at that day after such a cleansing. Happy Anniversary, of both MLK and PBO, to all.

  5. 5 donna dem 4 obama
    August 28, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Ya gotta love Rev. Al….There Is A New Neighbor On The Potomac And We Are Here To Help With The Move…Guess Whose Coming To Dinner πŸ™‚

    • 6 GGail
      August 28, 2011 at 4:31 pm

      Yes, yes, yes! You tell it Rev Al! Thanks Donna and Chipsticks. This is just wonderful!

      • 7 Asher in Boston
        August 28, 2011 at 6:04 pm

        Hahaha, just leave it to The Rev. AL to say it like it is. I know the Rev has a bunch of haters on huff and puff, but I respect him and trust him for calling out the repug liars and their set of “facts”.

        • 8 Cha
          August 28, 2011 at 7:30 pm

          They hate him because he basically supports the President. If Rev Al were like cenk then they’d think he was great and as it turns out..he is.

    • 9 Doris
      August 28, 2011 at 4:35 pm

      Gone witcha bad self Rev. Al. Thanks Donna.

      • 10 Anonymous
        August 28, 2011 at 5:42 pm

        Ha Ha. Thanks Donna & Chipsticks. And, most of all thank you God for allowing this wonderful memorial honoring such a great man to take its rightful place in “the Neighborhood”. I know God is good and always right-on time… Even when we think things should happen faster or when we want them to happen. Patience is a virtue, not a weakness as some would have us to believe. Just keep the faith!

    • August 28, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      OMG, that was fantastic!! Wooottt!!!!!!

    • 12 Sue in Minnesota
      August 28, 2011 at 5:29 pm

      Smiling from ear to ear…..welcome to the neighborhood, so glad you are here.

      Amen Reverand AL!

  6. 13 Pamela
    August 28, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Yes, this MLK Memorial is stunning, long overdue! I still predict we will see PBO over there on Mt. Rushmore, in the fullness of time.

    • 14 donna dem 4 obama
      August 28, 2011 at 4:23 pm

      Pamela, I rode past the memorial last week. It is indeed stunning but I honestly believe that most of the Republicans in this country would rather blow all of Mt. Rushmore up than to see President Obama’s face on that monument. They can barely tolerate that MLK is on the Monument grounds in DC….

      • 15 jacquelineoboomer
        August 28, 2011 at 4:39 pm

        Don’t forget “we” kept President Reagan’s face off Mt. Rushmore, which the Republicans really wanted. That alone was worth the price of admission.

        Not to sound sappy, but we all have an image of a President Obama monument in our hearts and minds, where it really counts. For now.

      • August 28, 2011 at 5:12 pm

        That’s why WE need another Harry E. Johnson, Sr. (or a U.S. Senator Peter Norbeck). I BELIEVE PBHO deserves to be there. Despite the continuous obstacles “thrown” in this path, he has done great things, and he will continue to do so in his 2nd term!

        Like I’ve said, before, I BELIEVE he’s The ‘Chosen’ One! (In a landslide, ALL AMERICANS, not just people of color, VOTED FOR HIM!)

        MOUNT RUSHMORE MEMORIAL: What to Know Before You Go… http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/40005-mount-rushmore-memorial-what-to-know-before-you-go.htm

        And, WE should *NEVER* give up. WE should *NEVER* quit…WE SHALL, completely, OVERCOME, some day!

        Let’s DREAM BIG…

        So, let’s DO BIG THINGS! πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

        YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!

  7. 19 utaustinliberal
    August 28, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Wow. Everytime I see the MLK Jr. statue, it amazes me with it’s grandeur and beauty. Love the fact that the statue is still standing tall, strong, and proud even after hurricane Irene; much like the man himself.

  8. August 28, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Lol, nobody does It like the Rev. Al, well done sir, well sais πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  9. 22 Doris
    August 28, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Thanks Chips for this thread. This statue is magnificant. Can’t wait to see it in person.

    • August 28, 2011 at 4:42 pm

      I know! I’m thinking about when I’m going to be able to go to DC…..I must also have a tour of the WH while the Obamas are still in residence – SOMETIME BEFORE 2016.

      • 24 Doris
        August 28, 2011 at 4:52 pm

        Oh I hope so Meta, let’s keep our fingers crossed. You gotta let us know when you are coming. We have got to hook up and take the tour.

        • August 28, 2011 at 4:55 pm

          I’m absolutely with ya, honored, Doris!!

          • 26 Doris
            August 28, 2011 at 4:57 pm

            We’ll get Donna too!

            • 27 donna dem 4 obama
              August 28, 2011 at 5:00 pm

              Absolutely πŸ™‚

                • August 28, 2011 at 5:23 pm

                  Next stop: Moneygall!!!!

                  • 30 Doris
                    August 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm

                    Oh Lord, I don’t think I can fly that far and over the water. You and Donna can go and we will cheer you on!!!

                  • 31 sam uk obama supporter
                    August 28, 2011 at 8:44 pm

                    Sorry to hijack your conversation but God willing I shall be in Moneygall some point next year as I ahve recently discovered I have family connections with Co. Offaly so I am hoping to visit PBO’s ancestral (sp) home while I am looking into my own ancestory. I would also love to tour the White House while PBO is in office – never know maybe one day.

                    So glad everyone is safe after the hurricane, nature is unpredictable and cruel at times but thank God you have a leader worthy of that title, the contrast between 43 and PBO is astounding! We are ALL blessed that Barack Obama is your President.

                    God bless you all.
                    p.s. sorry for the spelling and typo’s, it’s been a long and trying day (nearly 2 .a.m. and been at a family gathering – the anti obama side of my family!!)

      • 33 Sue in Minnesota
        August 28, 2011 at 5:31 pm

        Let’s plan a TOD’ers excursion …..

  10. 34 Ladyhawke
    August 28, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Wow, Bob Schieffer just speaking the truth about the government response to hurricane Irene. It’s amazing what the American people can learn when the media just reports the facts. I can just imagine he will get hammered by the right wing for not running with the the government overreacted nonsense. I am grateful for this momentary lapse in the reporting at Face The Nation. Now back to their regular programming.

    • 35 jacquelineoboomer
      August 28, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      Bob has been speaking truth more and more these days … he’s been a commentator on MSNBC more often, too. Methinks he may be of the Democratic persuasion, after all.

      • 36 GGail
        August 28, 2011 at 5:31 pm

        He and his brother are both Dems, that’s why I was surprised when he started turning sour. I’m happy to see he’s back on his medication. πŸ™‚

        • 37 Fred
          August 28, 2011 at 6:34 pm

          he’s missed his daily dose since 2008 πŸ™„

        • 38 HZ
          August 29, 2011 at 1:26 am

          GGail, I sent Bob some of my new meds. Hope and pray another heart will finally see the light and speak with truth from thy lips. “Out of the heart, the mouth speakth.”HZ

  11. 39 GGail
    August 28, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Chipsticks, I watched CBS this morning and saw Scott Pelley interview Bob Schieffer. I was surprised that Bob gave credit where it was due, however the words President Obama kinda stuck in his throat. I give Bob a B+ on his “fair and balanced” report.

  12. 42 dotser
    August 28, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Hmmmmmm. I’m wondering if the blow back that CBS felt after last week’s dishonest reporting on Obama’s bus tour had anything to do with the more truthful accounting today of the unbelievably detailed preparation for Hurricane Irene and how it vastly differed from that of shameful Katrina. I’m guessing yes, and I think it is proof that we cannot let misleading and false reporting go unnoticed. Respond to every slight and every lie and keep the pressure on.

    • 43 sjterrid
      August 28, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      It would probably be very hard for CBS to say anything too negative about the response to Irene, when the local affiliates all along the east coast were going live yesterday. They were still praising the way the federal, state, and local governments did a great job in informing the public.

    • 44 Sue in Minnesota
      August 28, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      I agree, the pressure must stay on. That I firmly believe is our responsibility.

  13. 45 nintendowii10
    August 28, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    God bless President Obama.

  14. August 28, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    PBO looks yummy, Janet still looks tired. Craig is a sweetie pie πŸ™‚

  15. August 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    was watching the way Janet and Craig look at PBO. This may not apply to them, but do you ever wonder if people in PBO’s administration and the people who head other agencies under PBO who may not be democrats, are ever awestruck by him and his tireless work? Do you think they’d vote for him regardless of their party affiliation? I always wonder about that especially when it comes to LaHood and SS and the service men and women who are with PBO when he takes off from Andrews Airforce Base and even the service men and women who serve in the WH. I mean, I can honestly, honestly say that LaHood is the sole republican (won’t use derisive repug that I normally use for the nutbaggers in conjunction with LaHood) that I truly appreciate. I always wonder if, as he looks at the repugs, if he ever wishes that he could turn in his repug card just to vote for PBO.

    • August 28, 2011 at 5:25 pm

      I think if you have all your marbles, you can’t help but have a commanding respect for this great man. His work ethic, his heart and his intelligence are something to behold. There is no denying that.

    • 52 Doris
      August 28, 2011 at 5:32 pm

      Spot on Lisa. I know the repugs wish they had him and I am also sure that he has converted quite a few of them as well.

    • 53 Sue in Minnesota
      August 28, 2011 at 5:34 pm

      Lisa, Bob Gates was a Republican also, he certainly admired and respected our President, as did the President him.

      • 54 HZ
        August 29, 2011 at 1:36 am

        Yes, Sue, you are so on point with your comments about Robert Gates. I read a great article on Robert Gates when he was Sec. of Defense for President Obama, and Mr. Gates highly praised President Obama and said that he had never seen a President who worked so hard and can digest so much material at one time. He said he always had to bring more and more material because President can diggest so much material at one time. His appetite for detail and huge important information is huge. I think they had a great respect for each other.HZ

  16. 55 StR
    August 28, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    I thought the dedication was postponed?

    • 56 sam uk obama supporter
      August 28, 2011 at 8:50 pm

      so did I. Will President Obama be making a speech at a later date. I completely understand the postponement but I hope we do get to hear him speak. (purely selfish reasons, I just LOVE all his speeches but especially those which invoke MLK!)

  17. 57 globalcitizenlinda
    August 28, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    trust Rev Al to make us “Guess who is coming to dinner” and yes welcome Rev Dr King to the Neighborhood!!!!

    Question in the back of my mind is who will be moving out just because Dr King moved in ?

  18. 58 HZ
    August 29, 2011 at 1:41 am

    I think that the memorial is beautiful. Having had to live and be a part of Dr. King’s movement fills my heart to this day. I need to be quiet because my heart is so full to bring up the memories of those days and nights. What history there stands before us. What a time that was. My heart is ever grateful for the rest of my life, and yes even the scars and the tears that we endured. Much to be grateful for indeed. HZ

  19. 59 Gwen Day-Fuller
    August 29, 2011 at 3:21 am

    What a mighty God we serve!!!! Some laugh at the idea of waiting on the Lord but he always comes through. Sometimes we have our doubts and we find the wait to be sooooooooooooooo very long. This is one of those times. Thank God I am here to see the man who brought us all to Washington for the historic March on Washington get the recognition he deserves. The monument is such a strong symbol of the presence of the man who would not stop fighting for the rights that belong to all men and women. He was a powerful force that stood far above those who fought against him. He could not be moved and that is what I feel when I look at the memorial. It is something that will be there for my grandchildren to see and for their grandchildren. It is for all citizens who recognize the phenomenal things he did for the nation. We must never disregard or forget the important lessons he taught and we must join hands and stand tall as we continue the fight for justice and equality. To God be the glory!!!!!!!!

  20. 60 Left-Indie
    August 29, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I haven’t seen many people as good at this as the Rev. He is also often good at the back and forth arguments. I tape his shows to boost his ratings but then find them a little hard to watch at times. His voice volume seems too high as if he is yelling and he has fits with the telepromter. I hope these are just growing pains for him in this new medium.


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