mesquite, texas

People await the arrival of President Barack Obama at Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas

A warm Texan welcome…..

112 Responses to “mesquite, texas”

  1. 1 proudmemberofglobalzero
    October 4, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    A little background on Mesquite Texas….you have hundred thousand dollar homes as well as trailer parks, broken down poor housing, and everything in between. This is a very country part of the county. Building has gone up but, there are still those that live in very poor conditions. There are TWO sides of this city……and the RR tracks divide those.

    • 2 theo67
      October 4, 2011 at 4:36 pm

      It looks like America behind the President – every color and stripe. Fantastic!

      • 3 jacquelineoboomer
        October 4, 2011 at 5:22 pm

        theo67 – I was thinking the same thing. Love the diversity in the backdrop of most of PBO’s “campaign” photos.

    • 4 jacquelineoboomer
      October 4, 2011 at 5:21 pm

      Thanks for the back story, proud.

      *and the RR tracks divide those* = that pretty much figuratively sums up how America has always been …

  2. 5 Fred
    October 4, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I could swear he was sexist and had lost the female vote 🙄 😆

    this deserves a facepalm and headondesk big time

    Reid: I Can’t Get Unanimous Support From Dems To Use The Bathroom, Let Alone For Obama’s Jobs Bill

    • October 4, 2011 at 3:49 pm

      Pres looooooooooooooing goooooood!!!

    • 7 itgurl_29
      October 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm

      What I wouldn’t give to see POTUS call out those stubborn conservative democrats in his speech. They have been a thorn in the side of his presidency since day one. Some of them are as destructive as any republican.

      • 8 Mel
        October 4, 2011 at 5:52 pm

        President Obama is brilliant, he is taken it to the GOP so sweetly, by using Ronald Reagan on his speech
        just priceless he asked the people to tell Congress that we are with Reagan too. just brilliant. LMAO.

    • 9 dotster3
      October 4, 2011 at 4:43 pm

      What is the Dem opposition with the Jobs Act? Why has no one stepped forward to support or co-sponsor bill? What’s wrong with Dems? This is so important, economy is stagnant, we need some impetus of some sort, and this is just setting there. What is the deal? Why no action? This is disgusting.

      • October 4, 2011 at 5:06 pm


        From my reading the dem opposition comes from the reps of states with strong oil and coal lobbyists. Which is why I love when PBO talks about doing right for America vs. holding on to legislature’s jobs.

  3. October 4, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    ‘Last time I checked Republicans all thought that Ronald Reagan made sense.’ Pres O after he quoted Reagan making the point of the craziness of a bus driver paying 10% tax while the millionaires were paying nothing.

    • October 4, 2011 at 4:21 pm

      Bill Maher made the comment that Jesus couldn’t get elected in today’s GOP. Never mind Jesus; St. Ronnie would be seen as a commie-lovin, immigrant-coddlin’, socialist-fascist.

      • October 4, 2011 at 4:27 pm

        Quite true. I don’t believe even his posthumous saintliness would help in turning this crew around. They are too far along the road to destroying the country. Our best bet now is to try to reach the republican voters who are beginning to pay attention.

      • 14 utaustinliberal
        October 4, 2011 at 9:20 pm

        Absolutely true. If Jesus came before them and asked them to care for the poor, fight for equality and fairness, they’d beat him to a bloody pulp.

  4. October 4, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    ‘Put the Jobs bill up for a vote, so the country can see where senators stand.’ PBO

    ‘This is not about giving me a win. …….It’s about giving America a win.’

    ‘They (The American People’ want Congress to do what they were elected to do.’

    • 16 theo67
      October 4, 2011 at 4:38 pm

      I loved it when he said “Do you job, Congress!” – this is the absolute truth. It’s their job to come up with the legislation.

  5. 17 Fred
    October 4, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson dishes on the Obamas 😀

    In a Twitter Q & A, the “Modern Family” actor talks about his confab with the President; admits he’d like to be stuck in an elevator with the First Lady; & reveals a wish about First Dog Bo…
    Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Emmy award-winning star of the hit ABC sitcom “Modern Family,” was in DC this weekend to hear President Obama keynote the Human Rights Campaign dinner. On Monday, Ferguson visited the White House to have lunch with Social Secretary Jeremy Bernard ( http://obamafoodorama.com/ ). While on a red eye heading home, Ferguson announced to his 175,789 Twitter followers “I am bored on a flightamd @JustinMikita is sleeping. I’ll take questions for 15 mins. Go!” (sic). (Above: Ferguson, left, as he emcee’d a campaign event for the President on Sept. 26)

    Ferguson (@JesseTyler) was peppered with questions. Apparently he didn’t run into First Lady Obama during his White House lunch, because he declared she’s the person he’d most like to meet. But first, Ferguson took a Q about the President.

    Obama Foodorama tweeted: “Any behind the scenes chat with President when u met him at House of Blues? If so, what’d you talk about?”

    Ferguson tweeted back: “we talked about MF. he said it was very American!”

    Ferguson’s character on Modern Family, “Mitchell,” is an openly gay man who is partnered with “Cameron,” played by actor Eric Stonestreet. They have an adopted daughter, “Lily.”

    Asked by other Twitter users “Who would you really want to meet?” and “Are you a dog person or a cat person?” Ferguson replied, simply, “Michelle Obama” both times.

    Asked who he’d like to be stuck in an elevator with, Ferguson once again replied “Michelle Obama.”

    Asked “if you could trade places with anyone, who would it be?” Ferguson selected a different member of the First Family: “beau, the white house dog,” he responded (sic).

    The best part of his job, Ferguson tweeted, is that gay teens look up to him as a role model. Ferguson’s favorite book? The World According to Garp. His favorite “guilty pleasure TV show?” Project Runway (and he’s rooting for designer Anya). If he could play any other character on TV, Ferguson said he’d like to be the baby on “Raising Hope.”


    • October 4, 2011 at 4:34 pm

      Asked by other Twitter users “Who would you really want to meet?” and “Are you a dog person or a cat person?” Ferguson replied, simply, “Michelle Obama” both times.

      Asked who he’d like to be stuck in an elevator with, Ferguson once again replied “Michelle Obama.”

      😆 😆 😆

    • October 4, 2011 at 6:22 pm

      I like this Furguson guy. he’s rooting for my fellow country woman Anya on Project Runway and of course he totally loves the first lady.

  6. 20 hopefruit2
    October 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    This was an awesome delivery by our amazing President – The crowd was fired up and chanting “OBAMA!” at the end.


  7. 22 Ladyhawke
    October 4, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    President Obama told the audience to tell Majority Leader Eric Cantor to bring the American Jobs Act to the floor so THAT THE ENTIRE COUNTRY KNOWS WHERE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS STAND. He wants members of congress to explain to the American people exactly why they are against certain elements in the AJA. Sweet………..

  8. 24 Debz
    October 4, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    My President was on fire!!! Loooove him! I liked the comment about Regan.

  9. 25 Debz
    October 4, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    OK Chips, I just saw the photo of the book about BO. Any idea who the author is??

  10. 28 Sue in Minnesota
    October 4, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I so needed this today….President Obama never fails to lift me up.

    America wake the F%$k up……before it is too late.

  11. 34 Ladyhawke
    October 4, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Obama Blasts Eric Cantor For Not Allowing A Vote On His Jobs Bill


    Here’s how the Obama v Cantor battle began today. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va has been bragging that he won’t even put the jobs bill up for a vote and yesterday, Cantor announced that he would definitely not bring the President’s Job Act to the House floor for a vote. Cantor has let the American Jobs Act sit moldering in a corner for three weeks, while meanwhile, Americans are out protesting for economic jobs, equality and fairness. So today, President Obama gave a speech in Mesquite, Texas during which he took aim at Eric Cantor for his failure to get behind the American Jobs Act.



  12. 35 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 4, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Oh my, I LOOOVE that last pic with PBO holding the book! LOVE IT!

  13. 36 Fred
    October 4, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    well damn that didn’t take long 😯

    PS: do your blood pressure a favor and don’t read the comments and even if you don’t reading them might just give you blood pressure

    Norquist calls attacks from GOP congressman ‘disgusting’

  14. October 4, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Our Prez brought it to the people today! Fantastic speech and wow did they love him.
    How can anyone say this great man is not going to be re-elected…they have got to be nuts.

    Thank you President Obama for all you do. You are in my prayers daily. You are blessed.

    Thanks again Chips for this haven and all your hard work.

  15. 40 JoJothecat
    October 4, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Now I know why PBO killed those terrorists…..he knew he was going to be reading to small children this week so he made sure to take them out so he wouldn’t be interrupted….snark/:0)!

  16. 44 Me4obama
    October 4, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    3, 2, 1 Breaking News, GOPbaggers disavow St. Ronnie because President Obama Mentioned his name. Well, our President is going to torment the Rethugs, they will regret why they made him mad in the first place.

  17. 45 Fred
    October 4, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Rick Perry’s Finance Aide Leaving
    Rick Perry’s deputy finance director is leaving the campaign, Politico reports, citing Republican sources.


    Cain meeting with Ed Koch 🙄

  18. 49 dotster3
    October 4, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Just want to sneak in to say I got real fast service on the Obama sweatshirt I ordered last Th. or Fri.— and it is way cool, cooler than the photo, more navy than it looks in photo, with just O B A M A in white letters across the front (direct and to the point)—-very softy and cozy inside. Got my “free” (donation) bumper sticker too a couple of days ago. Getting set with my ’12 gear.

    • 50 Alycee
      October 4, 2011 at 5:14 pm

      Yeah, the distribution system is sooooooooooo much better this time around. My order placed on Friday, arrived today also. So thrilled; I’m headed to a conference tomorrow and am looking forward to sporting my state lapel pin. Most of the folks will be from the “T” (red section of PA, I so look forward to constructive engagement.

  19. 51 hopefruit2
    October 4, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Tweety and Fineman are now nursing their collective Christie heartbreak – trying to make sense out of it by spinning, spinning spinning…Howard..”well, I..I..I..” cannot really find the words.

    The answer is right in front of them yet they fail to mention it: Christie couldn’t beat Barack Obama in the general and according to the latest GOP primary polls, he wasn’t even in the top 3!!!

    • 52 Doris
      October 4, 2011 at 5:12 pm

      Hope, I just had to tune in today to see what Tweety would say. I’ve lost all respect for these pundits. We’re not going to be able to watch these people as we go forward. I’ve taken a little hiatus and man, my stress level is waaaaaay down, lol. Howard Fineman is a trip.

      • 53 Me4obama
        October 4, 2011 at 5:19 pm

        Thank you Hope and Doris for reporting, I have been waiting to hear how Tweety is doing as I stopped watching all cable except Rev Al and Larry. Am so proud of myself that my NEWS source is TOD and Twiiter, that’s all.

    • 55 dotster3
      October 4, 2011 at 5:29 pm

      Tweety actually just threw up his arms and pitifully lamented, “the world without Chris Christie”—–as if he was saying “the world without sunshine”—-as if he might contemplate jumping off a bridge at this hugest of all time disappointments. These talking heads are such empty heads. But—–they consoled themselves in convincing each other that Christie was going for the VP spot today. “Yeps” all around. They all felt a little better after that agreement, their “Jersey jesus” (wonkette) might surface again for their slobbering pleasure.

      • 56 Doris
        October 4, 2011 at 5:33 pm

        LOL, he did.

      • 57 theo67
        October 4, 2011 at 5:44 pm

        Notice how none of these fools actually articulates why they’re so in love with Christie, other than his bullying ways. They don’t talk about his “results” in New Jersey and how those actions have impacted real people. And they don’t talk about the plans he had for the country. Not one real word said by any of those living in the media bubble. I wish Christie had run, so he could be completely destroyed at the hands of President Obama.

        • 58 JoJothecat
          October 4, 2011 at 7:23 pm

          Because it is easier to bash the President than to run against him. They are scared and so is the rich republican media and wall street. They are afraid the people will make them insignificant. With the Internet who needs these lying, don’t provide real news, amateur, tv personalities. They are useless to watch unless its to make fun of them. All of them are just a total joke except for Al Sharpton. He is the only liberal democratic voice on television.

  20. October 4, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    O/T: I was listening to Thom Hartman between 3:30-4:00. (I listen online so it’s not live.) He is at the Take Back America event in DC this week. Had John Nichols on. I usually like Nichols. However, today he was cynical and negative about PO. Talked about how the past few weeks he has done a lot of traveling throughout the mid west and talked to hundreds of people……all ages…….how disappointed so many are in PO. He said it doesn’t come through so much as anger, but instead deep disappointment and sadness. Then, he and Thom moved to possible primary of PO–the pros and cons……seriously don’t think it will happen. Thom asked if it did, do you have any one in mind that could/would do it. Are you ready????!!! Cornell West. Is he totally crazy???? A lot of the conversation was about the Wall Street protests…..how that will affect PO and other politicians; will it (maybe) create a true third party in our country. Cornell West?????????

    • 60 Linda
      October 4, 2011 at 5:15 pm

      Isn’t Nichols one of the PL that writes for The Nation ????

      • October 4, 2011 at 5:23 pm

        He definitely is, Linda. These phonies don’t fool anyone. They never supported Pres Obama. Most were Edwards supporters who believed his two America’s crap. I heard some nut on Ed’s radio show this afternoon, can’t remember who he was, saying PBO should go down to Wall Street. Same old bs they were trying to sell with Wisconsin.

        I’m so glad PBO didn’t go to Wisc. Ed and Nichols and the other PL ended up not being able to deliver as big as they bragged that they could. And they couldn’t pin their failure on the President.

        How dare they expect a President of the United States to go to some demonstration and march as if he was an activist? These people are totally insane.

        • 62 Doris
          October 4, 2011 at 5:32 pm

          Can it get any crazier. You’re right POB, these folks weren’t for the President and they really held their noses and voted for him in the first place. I shake my head. Time to pray.

        • 63 dotster3
          October 4, 2011 at 5:39 pm

          And every clip I’ve seen from there is showing zombies, people looking and acting like zombies, for some reason—–which is really stupid—-it just turns people off and even those who would be in agreement with the reasons for the protests there would turn away in disgust and be dismissive of the “crazies”. So many left-leaning demonstrations end up cutting off their noses to spite their faces by this kind of nutty behavior.

          • 64 theo67
            October 4, 2011 at 5:47 pm

            They had one on the radio talking like a zombie yesterday on NPR. Not helping.

          • 65 hopefruit2
            October 4, 2011 at 5:51 pm

            And now latest media whore Dylan Ratigan is trying to co-opt the movement by claiming that it’s aligned with the Tea Party, etc..I would love Ratigan to show us his tax returns. After all he works for MSNBC – another Wall St affiliated entity. And before that he worked for CNBC!!!

            • 66 theo67
              October 4, 2011 at 6:24 pm

              I’ve had to take a break from Randi Rhodes these past few days ever since she had Cenk and then Dylan on her show. Dylan’s got some petition that Randi has signed onto. The objective seems good, but the fact that Dylan is involved in it just makes me suspicious, because sooner or later, he’s going to show his true colors.

              Apparently, he’s got some clip of himself having a meltdown on behalf of the working people, a la Ed Schultz. However, when he first came on the air, he was all about Wall Street, supporting the banking industry and his stock market cronies who were crying for their bonuses. That’s when I realized that he was no friend of President Obama. In his little meltdown clip, he screeches about politicians that are making debt deals and tax deals that will only last until the end of the Presidential terms – well, there’s only one President, so can only be trying to smear the President. And I”ll never forgive him for humiliating Jonathon Capehart – to the point where Jonathan’s mother had to call in to try and regain some dignity for her foolish son.

              These people with their microphones have a lot of power – and yet, they choose to use that power for evil. The only one I completely trust is President Obama – the rest are suspect.

        • 67 a4alice
          October 4, 2011 at 5:52 pm

          West???? Oh no. nope. What’s with these guys?

      • 68 Chi
        October 5, 2011 at 5:50 am

        Funny but Thom Hartmann has been wrong in his every prediction…

        He kept pushing and touting Michelle Bachmann warning that she would be a serious contender and is not to be dismissed…

        That was just a short 6 weeks ago…

        And now he makes no mention of her ..egg on face…and slips right back to attacking and undermining President Obama…

        I think what irritates most about Thom is he is all-knowing even as he churns out such absolute and categorical b.s…

        I shudder to think that once upon a time I respected some of these people and actually thought we were on the same side…

        No longer…

    • 69 Debz
      October 4, 2011 at 5:22 pm

      I do not buy the “everyone is sooooo disappointed” BS. That is why I no longer watch/listen to any of these PL.

      • October 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm

        I live in Indiana and when I’m doing voter registration, this is not what I hear. People understand what PBO has been fighting since before he was sworn in. They can’t wait to vote for him again. This is all a meme to depress the vote if they can. But we won’t let them.

        • 71 Debz
          October 4, 2011 at 5:30 pm

          I hear the same things as you , proud. People do understand what has been going on. I have also noticed they seem more vocal in their support of the President lately.

        • 72 theo67
          October 4, 2011 at 5:51 pm

          It’s like the same crap from Stephanopoulos yesterday about people being better off than four years ago. Duh – there was a major recession that was exposed in 2008, which had been going on for over a year and hidden by some GDP shenanigans from the Bush administration. And all progress has been obstructed by the GOP. How exactly would people be “better off” coming out of that situation?? The real question is whether people think they’re better off having been rescued from a global depression, or if they would have rather had someone who suspended their campaign and then sat silently when called on to act? The whole premise that things should be back to normal, despite obvious realities of recovery and obstruction, is ludicrous, juvenile and not helpful. Real people living in the real world know that this President has practically performed miracles these past three years.

        • 73 jacquelineoboomer
          October 4, 2011 at 6:05 pm

          On the ground is where the real “polls” are.

          Funny – about a week ago, a very sweet young woman stopped at my door. Said she was getting signatures for a petition for some local female candidate to get on the ballot … she seemed apprehensive about asking (looked like her first time involved in politics). So, I pulled back and said, seriously, “Well, what party is she?” She said “Democratic” and seemed relieved that I practically hugged her and “blindly” signed the petition for some unknown entity.

          Ah, democracy.

        • 75 Betsy
          October 4, 2011 at 10:28 pm

          This is so encouraging to hear.

    • October 4, 2011 at 6:37 pm

      Cornell West is the Right’s Herman Cain.

    • 77 JoJothecat
      October 4, 2011 at 7:31 pm

      Cornel West????? He’d scare so many old white ladys. They would not be hugging him like they hug PBO. What is this with the “we have to find someone the blacks will vote for”? I had Thom on while I was working and I did not pay that much attention to the show. I have stopped listening to him and usually turn it off. Thom is so fickle..one minute you have to vote for Obama because of the Supreme Court…in the next breathe, Obama needs to be primaried. I just don’t know what the hell these PL’s want. They make me sick of my stomach. I heard someone say on his show that people need to vote for Obama and drop the “purity” test. Thom balked at that saying that offends the younger people especially the Nader and Ron Paul supporters. In my opinion, the young adiults who support Nadar, Ron Paul, and LaRouche are no different than the greedy Wall Streeters. They are only interested in getting rid of SS because they have been brainwashed to believe it won’t be there for them and not to expect it, they want to legalize mariquana and other recreational drugs, and they don’t want to fund education and other programs. Some of these kids who support these candidates priorities are really screwed up.

      • 78 Chi
        October 5, 2011 at 5:54 am

        The Nader/Ron Paul crowd aren’t that deep jojo…

        It’s all about legalizing marijuana for them…

        One issue voters really…

        Oh and yea, maybe the war thing…


  21. 79 Dakota
    October 4, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Let me also sneak in and say that Rick Perry has YET to address his latest racist pile of crap! We can’t let this slide!

    • 80 Fred
      October 4, 2011 at 5:42 pm

      he can’t Dakota.I mean what’s he gonna say? “Whoops I thought you’d give the brother a pass since I am one of you ? ” 🙄

    October 4, 2011 at 5:10 pm


  23. 84 AnitaW
    October 4, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I hate to hijack this thread, but just saw a second Hank Williams Jr. statement on ESPN, which ESPN had no comment to and wanted to ask people to keep the pressure on ESPN and Disney (parent company) that demand Hank goes.

  24. 85 Linda
    October 4, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Look what I just found posted on HP.

    This is from Mark Knoller of CBS.

    Last year (2010) Obama flew in Air Force One 172 times, almost every other day.
    White House officials have been telling reporters in recent days that the Democrat doesn’t intend to hang around the White House quite so much in 2011. They explain he wants to get out more around the country because, as everyone knows, that midterm election shellackin­g on Nov. 2 had nothing to do with his health care bill, over-spend­ing or other policies, and everything to do with Obama’s not adequately explaining himself to his countrymen and women.

    At an Air Force-esti­mated cost of $181,757 per flight HOUR (not to mention the additional travel costs of Marine One, Secret Service, logistics and local police overtime),
    According to Knoller’s copious notes, during the last year, Obama made 65 domestic trips over 104 days, and six trips to eight countries over 22 days. Not counting six vacation trips over 32 days.
    He took 196 helicopter trips, signed 203 pieces of legislatio­n and squeezed in 29 rounds of left-hande­d golf.

    The person did not provide a link…so I don’t know when it is from……

    • 86 Fred
      October 4, 2011 at 5:44 pm

      wonder if Knoller counted Bush’s trips. It is good that I was banned from twitter cause gawd help me . . .

      I seriously believe Knoller is doing that to really get under our skin

    • 87 theo67
      October 4, 2011 at 6:27 pm

      President Obama is president of the whole country, unlike members of Congress. And he’s got a budget for travel and expenses that allows for all this travel. Mark Knoller is a GOP tool, and not afraid to tell lies and carry water for his GOP masters.

    • 88 theo67
      October 4, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      Plus, Mark Knoller would be serving this country better by tallying up how many Americans the President has single-handedly met and talked with. Or how many crises he’s had to fly to and comfort Americans. Or how many times he’s had to speak to Americans and appeal to Congress to do their jobs on behalf of the American people. Or how many times he’s flown somewhere to tout American success because of something he managed to get through this do-nothing Congress. Or how many bills he’s signed at some historic location.

      Mark Knoller should compare the cost of this President travelling around the country doing the work of the American people, versus the cost of similar Marine One, Secret Service and logistical costs for Bush’s vacation trips to Crawford that ate up a whole third of his presidency.

      And then tell us how much taxpayers are paying for the expenses of the do-nothing Congress, and what exactly people are getting for their money’s worth – and which investment is worth it for the American people.

      • 89 Sue in Minnesota
        October 4, 2011 at 6:53 pm

        Spot On!

        Mark Knoller needs context, but that is just too damn much to ask from a ‘journalist.’

      • 90 hopefruit2
        October 4, 2011 at 7:14 pm

        Thank you theo67! This is exactly what Knoller should be doing.

      • 91 JoJothecat
        October 4, 2011 at 7:36 pm

        Mark Knoller! If the press did their job maybe the President would not have travel to talk almost one-on-one with the American people. I for one am glad that he is traveling around the country taking his policies to the people because the only thing the “GOP-Paid Press” does is LIE about his record.

  25. 92 Debz
    October 4, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Knoller is an ass That. Is. All.

    • October 4, 2011 at 5:41 pm

      And to Knoller, I say so effin what. He’s the President of the United States and he is supposed to use what we tax payers pay for and talk to us every chance it gets. Let’s ask Mark for his figures on George “incompetent” Bush.

  26. 94 Doris
    October 4, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    OT. There’s a person at OFA, I think is impersonating BWD. There name is BlackWaterDog. Doesn’t BWD go by Blackwaterdog? The caps make me suspicious. If anyone knows how to get in touch with her or thinks she needs to know, please share this with her. Folk over there think it is BWD, I do not.

  27. 104 eveingeorgia
    October 4, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Hi, I am eveingeorgia and I have been delighted to find this site. So much information and so much positive energy. God knows, I need it.
    Thanks for the insight, the connections, and the enthusiastic and invigorating comments.
    I am 64 years old, and I thank God everyday that I have lived to experience the presidency of this amazing man. I know he is nothing but a man, but how he has moved me.
    Let us continue to pray that he has success, courage, strength, and the ability to fight temptations of all kinds. He and we need these prayers. I remember colored and white waiting rooms, water fountains, and personal, racial humiliations that still make me shudder. I look at my two gorgeous black sons and my ‘smokin’ little grandson, and worry about the world that is being presented to them every day. But in President Obama they have a role model who to date has not succumbed to what ‘they’ want: He has not taken their bait. And personally, I don’t see how he does it, for I would have nutted up a long time ago.
    Anyway, thanks everybody for a wonderful place to visit when the rest of the world is just too toxic to endure.

    Oh yes: Cornell West to primary President Obama?!? That tells you all you need to know about the insidious designs of a few on the professional left.

    Is it possible to make Press On T Shirts, Bumper Stickers, Rubber bracelets. Sure would like that.

    • 105 Fred
      October 4, 2011 at 6:24 pm

      welcome to the TOD family Eve and Amen for that prayer 😀
      we found solace on Chip’s site or we’d go crazy

      yes the PL are beyond loony and that’s an understatement 😆

      if there is a suggestion thingy on the President’s campaign site it might be a good idea to let them know.Those bracelets are very hip and practical

    • 106 Debz
      October 4, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      Welcome eveingeorgia!!!

    • October 4, 2011 at 6:35 pm

      Welcome eveningeorgia

      We are so glad to have you join our group.

      Actually you can win some Press On goodies by entering a weekly contest we have here at the blog.

      To see what some of the prizes look like visit this web page.

      Tomorrow is a big Call To Action so you will have a great chance to earn some goodies.


      Again – welcome to the fold. this place is really fun, but highly addictive.

    • 108 theo67
      October 4, 2011 at 6:37 pm

      Welcome Eve – this site is truly a Godsend, mostly for Chipsticks unfailing work to keep the trolls out and bring us the good stuff. But also because of the wonderful people who visit here, and share their frustrations and comments, lift people up who need it, and just come with so much positive energy. It really is a joy – but highly addictive. I used to dip in from work, and now I just keep the browser open all day! But, it’s worth it. Welcome.

    • 109 Sue in Minnesota
      October 4, 2011 at 7:00 pm

      Welcome eveningeorgia, so glad you are joining the chorus of voices here. It truly is a respite here from the negativity and toxicity that prevails in our current political climate. Hope you will make yourself at home.

      • October 4, 2011 at 9:15 pm

        Sue in M, I like the way you changed her name to “even in georgia” we have democrats! Or “evenin’ Georgia”, nice to see you! 😆 😆

        Welcome Eve in G!’ This is a terrific PBO hangout, so pull up a chair and put on your marching shoes, then join us.

    • 111 a4alice
      October 4, 2011 at 7:53 pm

      Cool! Welcome eveingeorgia! The more the merrier! 🙂

  28. 112 Bobfr
    October 5, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    #BoehnerFAIL #CantorFAIL We know where you stand – you stand for anything that HURTS the Majority of Americans. You Have Proven It.


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