172 Responses to “Double Dutch!”

  1. 1 lamh35
    June 18, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    was just saying I’m mad i never learned to double dutch

    • 2 lamh35
      June 18, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      gonna get my black girl hood card revoked for sure. All my sisters learned, but not me. Heck, even my mom knows how to double dutch.

      • 3 thoughtful3
        June 18, 2012 at 10:01 pm

        Ha! Do you at least remember hop-scotch? Lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • 6 lisalovesobama
        June 18, 2012 at 10:09 pm

        your “black girl hood card”—— hahahhahhahhahahahhahahahhahahhahahhahahahahahahhahhahahahhahahhahahhahahhahahahaha
        hahahhahahahahhahahhahhahahha!!!! Lamh, my headstone’s gonna say: “She died laughing”

        • 7 lamh35
          June 18, 2012 at 10:14 pm

          seriously, though I used to watch the girls in the projects where I lived jumping double dutch and I remember even then being mad cause I didn’t know how. It also brings back memories of us playing regular old jump rope in the courtyard of our buildings. I usta love to jump rope, me and my sisters were a team…lol.

          • 8 Pamela
            June 18, 2012 at 10:24 pm

            You could still learn!

          • 9 lisalovesobama
            June 18, 2012 at 10:28 pm

            i feel you. I jumped double once and it was fun. I was 10. haven’t tried it since. when i was growing up we played something similar to hopscotch but with loads and loads of rubber bands strung together. the long lines of rubber bands were then conned and made a circular shape, then two people would go to either end, place both legs in it and start off at the ankle so two people would stand with the rubberbands around their ankles which were stretched at a distance to make a rectangular shape, then another person would jump over each end 5 times then jump on both lengths at the same time. then the two people holding the rubberbands would move the bands up to their knees and the jumper would repeat the process and if that was successful the band holders would move the bands up to their hips an so on. as we grew older the game became more complicated with 3 or 4 band holders with more and more sides to jump, with more and more people jumping at one time. it was so much fun!! Other times we played something like dodge ball. we’d get a milk carton, stuff it with old newspapers or leaves, batter the edges of the milk carton so that it wasn’t too sharp and therefore wouldn’t hurt too badly if you got hit with it. 3 or more people can play at a time. typically, two people are the ball throwers and 1, 2,3 or however many are in the middle. so one thrower throws the “ball” to the other and you run away from the person with the ball only you can’t go past the throwers and you can’t go beyond the wingspan of the throwers so the direction of the ball herds you from one thrower to the next. the thrower decides when and who to throw the ball at. whoever gets hit is out and takes the throwers place.AWESOME!!! I miss the good ole days!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ those were some good times.

            • 10 isonprize
              June 18, 2012 at 10:56 pm

              Lisa, we used to call that “Chinese jump rope” Absolutely no dis meant toward Chinese people. I have NO IDEA why we called it that!! ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

              • 11 lisalovesobama
                June 18, 2012 at 11:02 pm

                That game was awesome. Wanna play it right now!

              • 12 veryslowwriter
                June 19, 2012 at 12:33 am

                We called it that because time was anything strange was “Chinese.” My hubby remembers “Chinese fire drill” — I’m sure there are more.

        • 13 isonprize
          June 18, 2012 at 10:48 pm

          repost from the last thread where I was talking to myself…..
          ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

          Can you imagine??? You know Michelle got that honest. There aren’t many “city girls” who grew up back in the late ’60s and ’70s who didn’t know how to double dutch. Did you hear her let them know that they could turn a little faster?

          Don’t get me wrong, those kids were PHENOMENAL!!! And even when I was jumping every day, we didn’t do stuff like that. But I will say, we turned the rope a LOT faster!! I also remember the names we used. I have NO IDEA where “double dutch” came from, but turning the ropes ‘overhanded’ was called “double dutch.” Turning ‘underhanded’ was called “turning Irish” and turning double dutch, really REALLY fast was called ‘hot pepper.’

          The ultimate crime in turning was to be labeled “double handed.” That mean that one of your hands (usually your dominant hand) was stronger and thus made turning ‘uneven.’ You could hear if a person was double handed because the rhythm of the ropes were ‘off’ — thump-THUMP, thump-THUMP, thump-THUMP, instead of an even “thump, thump, thump, thump. thump, thump.”

          WOW, sorry ya’ll. That just brought back some fun, childhood memories!

          • 14 Alycee (@jazziz2)
            June 18, 2012 at 10:51 pm

            “double handed”… why you talkin’ ’bout me like that? ๐Ÿ™‚

            • 15 isonprize
              June 18, 2012 at 10:59 pm

              ooooh, girl. was that YOU!!??!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜Ž We woulda worked with you until you got it right. But you COULD NOT TURN for us until you get ridda that “double hand.” I don’t think we weren’t serious, either. ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

              I could just hear it now.

              Ceecee: Do we have enough for 2 teams?

              Donna: Alycee? Oh, no. Uh uh. She’s DOUBLE handed!! “

              • 16 Alycee (@jazziz2)
                June 18, 2012 at 11:20 pm

                at which point I’d take MY rope and go home… LOL

              • 17 Alycee (@jazziz2)
                June 18, 2012 at 11:28 pm

                BTW, did you use the grey Bell Telephone wire for your jump ropes? We had a Bell maintenance facility in my town and we would get the scrape wire from the trash; if there wasn’t a long enough piece, they would cut one off the role for us. I used to stock up on them and sell them to my cousins and their friends in Philly. Fifty cent a rope, all profit! lol

                • 18 Alycee (@jazziz2)
                  June 18, 2012 at 11:29 pm

                  “roll” vice “role”

                • 19 isonprize
                  June 18, 2012 at 11:46 pm

                  Y’all were SERIOUS!!! That telephone wire HURT!!! if you missed. I guess we were considered “fancy” — we used ‘used’ clothes lines. Remember when folks hung their clothes out in the yard? That kind of clothes line.

                  • 20 Alycee (@jazziz2)
                    June 19, 2012 at 12:28 am

                    back in those days, my part of DelCo was the sticks; you just didn’t “f” with your momma’s clothesline. Hell, by time they replaced one it wasn’t even good for shoe laces…

      • June 18, 2012 at 10:32 pm

        For shame. I used to jump just like FLOTUS did so I hollering and hooting when I saw her moves. She is definitely from around the way.

        • 22 isonprize
          June 18, 2012 at 10:53 pm

          Me too, Go Brooklyn. alternating feet! Plus she knew how to jump into the rope! I knew it, I knew it, I JUST KNEW that she knew how to jump double dutch!!

          • June 18, 2012 at 11:03 pm

            Yep. How she jumped is exactly the way my friends and I used to it. Good times.

            • 24 sabreen60
              June 18, 2012 at 11:38 pm

              We lived to jump double dutch. It was second nature. And boy, if you couldn’t turn (double handed) you might as well try to get a game of hop scotch going. We liked a certain type of rope. It had to be a “clothesline” rope, but not too heavy or too light weight. And definitely not the nylon rope. I still jump at family picnics. Of course, I can’t keep up with some of the youngsters, but also I am always surprised at how many don’t know how to jump.

      • 25 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        June 18, 2012 at 10:35 pm

        LOL! They revoked mine in 1st grade — couldn’t jump rope, play kickball; was always first out in dodgeball; etc, etc, etc. Then I grew up and kicked ass as a Marine… lol

        • 26 Alycee (@jazziz2)
          June 18, 2012 at 10:37 pm

          meaning I was fierce in unit sports, we played “jungle rules” (no fouls — everything was fair game)

          • 27 carolyn
            June 18, 2012 at 11:00 pm

            I loved to jump rope….couldn’t Double Dutch, but after school we jumped rope on the sidewalks of Chicago….. a mix of colors, religions, backgrounds…..jumping rope we all played together. A great activity…….we never stayed inside after school…..we also roller skated with those old clamp on skates with the key. What fun!
            I do love to watch the First Lady have fun and let her inner child out…….then, she’ll turn around and host the leaders of the world at a State Dinner! What a woman.

            • 28 Alycee (@jazziz2)
              June 18, 2012 at 11:41 pm

              What a WOMAN is right! She does it all with style and grace!

              • 29 veryslowwriter
                June 19, 2012 at 12:37 am

                She is amazing. The more I see of her, the more I admire her. I used to think that PBO was just being gallant when he said he had the best of the deal when he married her — but now I’m not so sure. She’s like no one else.

            • 30 daisydem
              June 19, 2012 at 11:31 am

              Apparently she can hula hoop too … didn’t she just say that somewhere, maybe at the Easter Egg Roll at the WH?

    • June 18, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      I was brilliant at it Lamh, this is me in High School:

      • 32 lamh35
        June 18, 2012 at 10:08 pm

        sure, sure Chips. looks just like you…lol ๐Ÿ™‚

        • June 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm

          ๐Ÿ˜Ž I was quite an athlete. Still am, actually. ๐Ÿ˜•

          • 34 Pamela
            June 18, 2012 at 10:27 pm

            You were in high school in 2005? (Didn’t we just hear of a University degree from a particularly special place in The Emerald Isle on a recent post?) and those raspberry martinis which we all advised you to stay clear of? Hmmmmm…. Sometimes the math does not add up…. VC?

      • 38 amk for obama
        June 18, 2012 at 10:20 pm

        You were the one operating those glaring lights ? It figures.

      • June 18, 2012 at 10:35 pm

        “this is me in high school”

        – oh, you were the school photographer? good for you. LOL!!!

      • 43 Obama Grandmama
        June 19, 2012 at 1:23 pm

        When I first moved to Juneau, Alaska with our family my daughters were part of a group called Juneau Jumpers. They were a jump rope team from one of the elementary schools. They did choreographed jumping tricks to music. My girls were only at that school a short time before moving to a different school, but the team was well known and participated in national competitions.

  2. June 18, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Their is a new OFA office opening up 1 mile from where I live. So, I am going to the opening- Wed night, where I will get tickets for my President at a Community College in Tampa.
    How do you like me now?

  3. 49 Lorraine
    June 18, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Perfect double dutching by First Lady Michelle. Kelly was great as usual and I was happy to see Bryant Gumbel.

  4. 50 lamh35
    June 18, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    seriously Chips, I’ve can’t stop watching this video. It’s like the picture of the Obama’s wedding day and the pic of Barack and Michelle where her head is on his shoulder and she has her arms around his middle and he has his arm around her shoulder. My friends and fam are always commenting on how that pic just looks like one we’d see of our aunt or uncle and it totally reminds me of a pic I have of my mom and dad too.

    This video reminds me of all the times I watched the girls in my neighborhood jumping double dutch while a bunch of us sat on da stoop.

    Brings back memories of my younger years growing up on public housing.

    • 51 lamh35
      June 18, 2012 at 10:12 pm

      those years helped shape my life and I think I became a better person because of that adversity.

      • 52 elo4obama/biden
        June 18, 2012 at 10:19 pm

        Awesome lamh35. That’s the point in life huh? To become better people, whatever our particular road blocks might be. That is a really lovely video. I need to watch more Kelly Ripa, she always cracks me up. I remember her from her “All My Children” days. She’s so pretty like the first lady, and sooooo down to earh, like our first lady.

        I watched this clip and a cooking one with Bryant Gumble, he seems like he had a good time with the ladies.

  5. 53 utaustinliberal
    June 18, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Watched the show live. FLOTUS was wonderful, charming, and so funny.

    • 54 cluny
      June 18, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      It was wonderful – Kelly is a really good foil for Mrs O – it was charming and funny – i agree. How can anyone not want her to remain as First Lady?

  6. 56 Me4obama
    June 18, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Hi Ms Chips, are we allowed to say Vagina here?

    • June 18, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      Hmmmmm …….. yes. ๐Ÿ˜†

      • 58 Me4obama
        June 18, 2012 at 10:29 pm

        Thank you. I’ve been dying to say it for 3 days. Excuse me 13 year old TODer if you happen to pop in, you can close your eyes now. VAGINA, VAGINA. FU Michgan GOP

    • 59 utaustinliberal
      June 18, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      Yes. You may. Vagina. Vagina. Vagina. This is not the MI GOP statehouse who banned a Democratic woman from speaking on the floor because she dared call out their BS and their war on women and the fact they want to regulate the vagina in an inhumane manner.

      The GOP men love popping viagra like it’s the end of the world but no, a vagina can’t be free to think for itself, act on its own or be liberal.

      • 60 desertflower
        June 18, 2012 at 11:22 pm

        Watch it! She says VAGINA,too!

        • 61 Dudette
          June 19, 2012 at 2:31 am

          Holy crap, I laughed so hard I started hyperventilating! Somebody please put her on TV quickly!!!!!
          Anybody know the booking agent for SNL or Colbert?

      • 62 0388jojothecat
        June 18, 2012 at 11:49 pm

        I went to see the Vagina Monogues with Carol Kane, Melissa Joan Hart and Phylicia Rashad in Beverly Hills, CA. You see these old, dried up men on the Michigan floor refusing to let these smart women speak. I hope women, minorities, young people, poor, old, middle class, working poor, get out to vote because the GOP is out to hurt us even the ones who vote against their own best interest.

  7. 63 amk for obama
    June 18, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Heh, where is my credit ? Where is my attribution ? And where is my pic ?

  8. 66 utaustinliberal
    June 18, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Snark is back people. Read at your own peril. ๐Ÿ˜†

  9. June 18, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Just got an email from my team captain for OFA about the calls we made Saturday. (calling NC voters) We made 913 calls and our team did the most. YEA! Feels so good to be a small part of that. We have another call to action day June 30 so my fingers will be dialing, dialing that day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 73 Pamela
    June 18, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    FLOTUS is simply an astonishing woman!

  11. 75 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 18, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Not as cool as First Lady Obama and those wonderful kids double-dutching, but …

    … probably the first cool thing I’ve ever seen MS produce ๐Ÿ˜‰


  12. June 18, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    President Obama was “encouraged by what he heard” from Angela Merkel on Monday at the G20 Summit in Mexico, where he urged the German Chancellor and other European leaders to move forward after the โ€œpositive prospectโ€ of Greeceโ€™s election.

    White House press secretary Jay Carney said Obama and Merkel agreed to work closely in the coming months as Germany helps manage the European crisis, which threatens the U.S. economy and Obamaโ€™s own reelection hopes.


  13. 83 Cha
    June 18, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Thank you for that Double Dutch vid with Kelly, the kids, and “Mrs Obama”, Chips! It was so much fun..and funny! Michelle said, “I need a nap”! Lol..and Kelly was so cute!

  14. 86 amk for obama
    June 18, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    • 87 isonprize
      June 18, 2012 at 11:08 pm

      YEAH, Pennsylvania. OUR WORK IS WORKING!!!! Gov. Tom “Cut it” Corbett. He’s horrible.

      • 88 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        June 18, 2012 at 11:37 pm

        Glad his #’s are sinking, however, in addition to reelecting PBO, and keeping the Senate blue and turning the house blue; we must also try to turn our State House and Senate blue. I swear, Corbett knows he’s not going to be reelect in ’14, so he’s raping and pillaging the state now.

      • 89 jackiegrumbacher
        June 19, 2012 at 7:31 am

        At this point, I’m surprised Corbett can pick up 36 percent approval. He’s a disaster, intent on killing the state so his corporate buddies can get rich and give him a fat job in 2014. Not sure how the state can even survive two more years of this creep.

  15. 90 amk for obama
    June 18, 2012 at 10:46 pm
  16. 98 anniebella
    June 18, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    You listen to Kelly talk and you can tell she likes and admire the First Lady as much as we do. I remember seeing FLOTUS double dutch before at the White House. I didn’t know Bryant Gumbal was from the Southside, his baby sister went to the same school as FLOTUS.

  17. June 18, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s conservatives are close to forming a new coalition government following a narrow election victory, a party official said on Monday, after their leader promised to soften the country’s punishing austerity program despite German opposition.

    A relief rally on financial markets after Sunday’s vote quickly fizzled out as it became clear that the New Democracy party of Antonis Samaras had failed to win a strong mandate to implement the big spending cuts and tax increases demanded by the European Union and the IMF under a bailout deal.

    Radical left-wing bloc SYRIZA and smaller parties opposed to the conditions attached to the 130 billion euro ($164 billion) bailout won around half the vote, though they took fewer seats in parliament because the electoral system rewards the first placed party disproportionately.


  18. June 18, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Okay What????? First Lady OWNED it! That was not only adorable, but seriously, she was really good!!

  19. 104 anniebella
    June 18, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Hello Jovie, do FLOTUS have any events tomorrow or the next day?

  20. June 18, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    This makes me so angry: ‘Black Names: Bad News for Jobs’ http://www.theroot.com/buzz/bad-news-those-blackest-names

    We are discriminated against at every turn. They discriminate against us because we’re unemployed. They discriminate against us because of our names. If your name is on that list, I guess you change it, but once you show up, it’s over, isn’t it?! How the hell do you know if some bigoted fool isn’t going to decide your name sounds black and throw your resume in the trash?

    I’ve worked all my life. Since I turned 19. I’ve NEVER not been able to find a job. But it’s discriminatory policies like these that’s working to keep me and others (there are other people here who have been unemployed for as long as I have been. They’re just lucky enough to have a safety net) from finding work. Policies that extremists like Ron Paul and the teabaggers in congress champion. They don’t care about the lives these hateful evil policies affect.

    There are real and devastating consequences to shit like this: ‘Black Names: Bad News for Jobs’ Real people with real lives, families, hopes and dreams have ‘black names.’

  21. June 18, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    True, my obsessive loathing of Cenk Uygur knows no bounds – to the point where I really need to start ignoring the fraud before my head pops.

    But …. I made a big mistake: just to annoy myself, I watched his latest video on YouTube.

    Why oh why oh why do I do these things?

    Ah, people, this guy is a seriously ugly, sinister piece of work.

    His hatred – and I’m talking seething hatred here – of PBO is something else, he can barely contain himself. In fact, he starts sweating profusely when he launches in to his anti-PBO bile. All I can guess is that this recently ‘converted’ hardcore right-winger is now privately freaking out at the prospect of PBO being re-elected, so he’s decided to turn up the hate a notch or two. It’s a sight to behold.

    PBO is, he says, “greasy” …. and he almost spat it out.

    Is this guy still on Current??

    He is a ****ing despicable hatemonger.

    • June 18, 2012 at 11:28 pm

      Oh gosh, Chips, don’t make me even think about that horrid know-nothing snake. ACKKKKK.

      • June 18, 2012 at 11:34 pm

        We have to take this guy on Meta, he’s pure poison. I feel a new Twitter incarnation coming on….

        • June 18, 2012 at 11:40 pm

          OMG, that would be the bomb. He reeks of ignorance and raging jealousy. {{{{SNAP}}}}

        • 112 sabreen60
          June 18, 2012 at 11:45 pm

          I gotta ya back, Chips. Whatever you want to say on Twitter I’m right there with you. I haven’t watched Cenk on Youtube, but nothing he says would surprise me.

          • June 18, 2012 at 11:48 pm

            I have to take a deep breath first Sabreen, otherwise I’ll be VERY rude towards the CREEP!

            • 114 ChristiMTL
              June 18, 2012 at 11:52 pm

              Oh don’t hold back Chips….he is disgusting

              • June 18, 2012 at 11:54 pm

                Okay ChristiMTL, I think I’ll let rip, in a highly snarky way, very soon!

                • 116 ChristiMTL
                  June 18, 2012 at 11:57 pm

                  Isn’t he the same as Ratigan, Huffington though?……frauds!!! pretending to care about the poor and middle class……their only purpose is to destroy the President to keep their tax cut…………..thanks a lot Al Gore…….

                  • June 19, 2012 at 12:07 am

                    Al Gore became a very strange guy. His personal life took a nosedive and his politics are now what, exactly?

                  • June 19, 2012 at 12:07 am

                    It’s probably just me and my obsession ChristiMTL, but I think this guy is way worse. Most people see Huffington for what she is, a fraud, but Uygur is still painted as a progressive hero among the Hamsher/Greenwald crowd. I never listen to Ratigan so I have no clue what he’s spewing these days, I just have very large suspicions about Uygur. All, I suspect, is not as it seems.

                    • 119 ChristiMTL
                      June 19, 2012 at 12:18 am

                      I don’t understand the motivation of Al Gore……….why did he hire him?….to grab that market?…..they hate the President, they are not Democrats….they are the left version of the Tea Party, most are Libertarian……they didn’t vote for him in 2008 and they sure won’t vote for him this year……I just don’t get it……….

                    • June 19, 2012 at 7:23 am

                      “In fact, he starts sweating profusely when he launches in to his anti-PBO bile.”

                      That is scary…very scary. That level of hate is organic. I see why you’re concerned, CHIPS.

    • 121 anniebella
      June 18, 2012 at 11:34 pm

      Chipsticks, I can not stand watching these racists hatemonger. So I do what is best for me which is not to watch such B.S.

    • 122 sabreen60
      June 18, 2012 at 11:43 pm

      Chips, I can’t believe Al Gore has him on Current. Spitzer is not as bad, but he gives out misinformation and doesn’t give PBO credit for getting anything accomplished. I watch Stephanie Miller and that’s it. I don’t even watch Bill Press anymore.

      • 123 0388jojothecat
        June 19, 2012 at 12:09 am

        Bill Press is an asshole….I don’t listen to him either….another dredge on society making money off PBO’s name with a book. These people are unbelieveable.

    • 124 theo67
      June 19, 2012 at 3:07 am

      I’ve learned that there are some people who I have to completely cut out of my life because they’re just too toxic. I get tempted to just peek in, but then I remember how irate I get after only a few seconds. They suck the good right out of you, and you’re left sputtering and swearing and feeling bad. Cenk is one of them. I don’t even give him a second of my time. Not even a second. It’s the same treatment I give to Dylan Ratigan, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin. Pure negativity – they suck the good right out of you like leeches.

  22. June 18, 2012 at 11:30 pm

  23. June 18, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    The House Republucans are not putting in the planned reductions from START in the defense bill!

    Now, they are going after START?

  24. 131 anniebella
    June 18, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    What about the transportation bill which would put one million Americans back to work? Where are the jobs John Boehner?

    • June 18, 2012 at 11:45 pm

      House Leaders Song and dance blaming each side, stall means to kill!

    • 133 desertflower
      June 18, 2012 at 11:47 pm

      I’m thinking it’s closer to 2-3 million….those are on Boner’s desk, in a pile with the rest of the jobs.

      • 134 anniebella
        June 18, 2012 at 11:58 pm

        Sabotaging the economy, putting this country in danger. That is what the Republicans have been doing from day one.

        • 135 anniebella
          June 19, 2012 at 12:01 am

          And Americans need to use the common sense the good Lord gave them, this economy could be alot stronger if it wasn’t for the Republicans.

  25. 136 ChristiMTL
    June 18, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    I was watching Lawrence earlier and he said that one of his guest tomorrow night will be…..I didn’t get the name, an author, but isn’t he the same guy that UT was talking about earlier? The one who was on Piers bashing the President?….

    • 137 anniebella
      June 19, 2012 at 12:02 am

      Not watching O’Donnell tomorrow night. Thanks for the warning.

    • June 19, 2012 at 12:05 am

      Maraniss – making rounds. Perhaps LOD might actually ask him some hard questions and expose the BS, just like Martin Bashir had done with the guy who had written about PBO’s administration being hostile to women.

      • 139 ChristiMTL
        June 19, 2012 at 12:08 am

        I don’t know Hope…..I usually like LO…..but on some occasions, I was really disappointed….I remember one time he had Bill Maher on and he was calling the President all sort of names and LO didn’t say nothing…….so we’ll see…….

        • June 19, 2012 at 7:16 am

          Hmm…you may be right Christi. If LOD encourages any worthless gossip he will be hearing from us on Twitter that’s for sure. And that’s right after we do this: *CLICK*

    • 141 0388jojothecat
      June 19, 2012 at 12:07 am

      Yeah, he wrote a book saying the president is naive and too inexperienced. His book is on the best sellers list so PBO is enough for him to get rich off of…I am hoping LO gives him a piece of his mind.

      • 142 ChristiMTL
        June 19, 2012 at 12:12 am

        I read UT comment earlier, …….I was disgusted!…..the nerve of that man……it’s always the same BS……but Piers Morgan is not LO….I’m sure he was thrilled……yeaa someone on his show bashing the President.

        I’m sick of the ”inexperienced” crap…..what he didn’t have executive experience like Bush, Palin, Romney?….I’ll take intelligence over so called experience any day.

        President Obama is an amazing leader….amazing man…………they are chronically jealous…..

        • 143 0388jojothecat
          June 19, 2012 at 12:30 am

          In the Los Angeles Times some goof ball named Edward Klein wrote a book called “Amateur” about the President. This asshole is trashing the President and making money off of him.

          • 144 anniebella
            June 19, 2012 at 5:51 am

            I heard about that book and the one by Maraniss, and I will keep repeating myself, the only books I intent to read about the Obamas are the ones they write when they are out of the White House. Other than that I don’t care to read the other mess.

  26. 146 0388jojothecat
    June 19, 2012 at 12:10 am

    I am watching “Dave” with Kevin Klein. I just love KK.

    • 147 Dudette
      June 19, 2012 at 2:21 am

      Good one! I loved that movie. Sigourney Weaver was sheer perfection as First Lady.

      After seeing previews this weekend, I’m looking forward to the new TV show coming up (I think on USA) where she plays Secretary of State/former First Lady with a philandering Former POTUS-husband. Hmmm, I wonder who that’s based on. They added to grown sons to the family though. Wow, that sure makes it difficult to figure out…

  27. 148 carla4obama
    June 19, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Love our First Lady!! How many prior (and future) FLOTUS’s can Dutch Double jump rope? She is so real….what a contrast to Ann. America….wake up.

    • 149 anniebella
      June 19, 2012 at 5:46 am

      I love FLOTUS because she is herself. Not some fake stuck up rick snob, Mrs. Obama is the kind of person who is going to be herself weither she is with kings or Queens or the average guy or gal on the street. I pray the American voters wake up and realize the jewel we already have in the White House. And give her and her husband four more years.

  28. 150 0388jojothecat
    June 19, 2012 at 12:11 am

    FLOTUS as some skills doesn’t she….there is NOTHING this FIRST COUPLE can’t do.

  29. June 19, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Go check this twitter TL-


  30. 152 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 19, 2012 at 1:46 am

    Something shared with friends and those who lurk …. many of whom are vile ….



    • 155 desertflower
      June 19, 2012 at 3:31 am

      Great pics, shitty comments. Can’t fix stupid.

      • 156 anniebella
        June 19, 2012 at 5:37 am

        desertflower, my mistake is to read the stupid comments by what is clear are racists idiots. They were nice pictures, specially the first one of the First couple dancing. Despite me realizing that their are some mean nasty folks out there, it still gets to me at times the hate they have for this black man. But I thank God there are some good decent folks in this world too. And we have two of them in the White House right now. President and First Lady Obama.

  31. 157 amk for obama
    June 19, 2012 at 3:24 am

  32. 158 amk for obama
    June 19, 2012 at 3:29 am

  33. 159 desertflower
    June 19, 2012 at 3:41 am

    Night, amk…if you pop in ๐Ÿ™‚ Time for bed. See you tomorrow!

  34. 161 amk for obama
    June 19, 2012 at 6:22 am

  35. June 19, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Christian Broadcast channel just on tv saying(this is their philosophy), that Government is replacing God.
    So, obamacare and Government get rid of, because God will see to the needy!
    Got it!
    Me thinks, this wealthy band of brainwashed fiscal conservatives, got things backwards!

  36. June 19, 2012 at 7:54 am

    LOS CABOS, Mexico (Reuters) – Under pressure from financial markets and anxious world leaders, Europe agreed on Monday to move towards a more integrated banking system to stem a debt crisis that threatens the survival of the euro.

    At a Group of 20 summit of the world’s leading industrialized and developing economies in this Mexican resort, Germany and its big euro zone partners took the unusual step of spelling out in detail measures to complete the economic and monetary union they launched to great fanfare 13 years ago.

    Among the commitments in a draft G20 communique was a pledge to consider concrete steps towards a “more integrated financial architecture” in Europe that would include common banking supervision and firm guarantees to repay bank depositors.

    The United States, the International Monetary Fund and European Commission have been urging EU member states to press ahead with a banking union to break the vicious link between deeply indebted governments bailing out illiquid financial institutions, worsening the sovereign debt problems and deepening the euro-zone crisis.

    While that term did not appear in the declaration, the wording did suggest that Germany, which has rejected initiatives that might expose it to the cost of rescuing banks outside its borders, was growing more open to the idea of closer banking cooperation.

    U.S. President Barack Obama, concerned that Europe’s debt crisis could deteriorate further and upend his re-election hopes, met with Chancellor Angela Merkel, who as the leader of Europe’s biggest economy is under intense pressure to commit German resources to underpin the euro zone and prevent a catastrophic breakup.

    Obama’s spokesman said the U.S. president was encouraged by the talks, which touched on steps to “increase European integration”.


    That is not what chuck Todd just said!

  37. 164 LOL
    June 19, 2012 at 8:11 am

    How long before Rubio walks this back?

    Hypothetically, if Marco Rubio were not an American citizen and could not provide food for his family, he says he would cross the border illegally to come to the United States.

    While discussing immigration policy in his new memoir, An American Son, Rubio called for “common decency” in dealing with undocumented immigrants and said that if put in a similar position as those who are fleeing destitution, he would break the law, too.

    “Many people who come here illegally are doing exactly what we would do if we lived in a country where we couldn’t feed our families,” Rubio writes in his book, which went on sale Tuesday. “If my kids went to sleep hungry every night and my country didn’t give me an opportunity to feed them, there isn’t a law, no matter how restrictive, that would prevent me from coming here.”


  38. June 19, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Good morning all. I am listening to Cusack from “The Hill” and he said that he has spoken to 7 democrats who may or do not want to let the Bush tax cuts expire. Another case of Dems not sticking together.

  39. 172 Sue
    June 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Who could argue that we have the coolest FLOTUS of all time! POTUS is pretty cool too!

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