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Children watch as President Obama takes off from the South Lawn on board Marine One at the White House, August 6



6:55: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Stamford Marriott Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut


…. greeting members of the Air Force’s Presidential Logistics Squadron at Joint Base Andrews. The Air Force formally presented the President with an upgraded version of Air Force One, one of two nearly identical aircraft used to fly the president, before his Monday trip to Connecticut

58 Responses to “Let’s Go”

  1. 1 proudmemberofglobalzero
    August 6, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Fired up!!!

  2. 2 Proud Former White House Intern
    August 6, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Ready to go!

  3. 6 Squarepeg
    August 6, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    OMG you guys! You’ve got to see this this is hilarious yet spectacular:


  4. August 6, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    OMG, how absolutely darling are those children at the South Lawn?

    Wonder what or how they upgraded AF1??

  5. 18 hopefruit2
    August 6, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    “If we don’t step it up, we’re in trouble”

    Not particularly fond of that phrase. It just seems like fodder for the likes of Mark Knoller who is now happily tweeting it to his followers, many of whom are Republican and/or anti-Obama.

  6. 24 jacquelineoboomer
    August 6, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Not for sadness sake, but passing along as a remembrance.

    Elton John’s “Goodbye England’s Rose” for Princess Diana had nothing to do with our Aurora movie- or Milwaukee temple-goers, but it’s a beautiful mourning song and I offer it up for them, and the 175 people shot by guns in America so far today. I imagine all of our own victims’ families, no matter their stature in life, feel the same overarching, personal loss for their loved ones, as depicted in Elton’s moving tribute to Diana.

  7. 34 Cha
    August 6, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Love that pic of the children watching the Prez take off on Marine One..thanks Chips!

    We have to Spend More Money on ADS to Give the American People the FACTS that Romney LIES About.

    • August 6, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      The kids really do look like little versions of their future selves, because they’re all so dressed up and/or wearing sunglasses. They know who’s looking out for them!

  8. 36 yardarm756
    August 6, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    You gotta love it. A female Marine chopper pilot and ground crews in work uniforms. In my day EVERYBODY would have been in full dress no matter the weather. I’m bettin’ PBO had something to do with that.

    • 37 anniebella
      August 6, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      Glen Stenfani suppose to be holding a fundraiser for the Obama campaign, FLOTUS suppose to attend the fundraiser, is that when she will be on the west coast, for that and the Leno show.

    • 39 isonprize
      August 6, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      Yardarm, I LOVE IT! For one thing, do you ever remember pictures of ANY US president thanking his Air Force One crew? Plus, I like that they are in their work uniforms. It was probably easier and more comfortable for them.

      I agree with you, PBO was probably very cool with it. He only bothers with the important stuff. Of course, they would be neat and proud to be there, but I just don’t think that having on dress blues was on the top of the list for PBO.

      And wimmins in the pilot seat? Love, love, LOVE IT!!! Seriously, I’m glad that women are trained and qualified to fly. We know how to do alot of stuff!! 😎

  9. 42 hopefruit2
    August 6, 2012 at 6:21 pm

  10. 47 Cha
    August 6, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    I see OFA has a car magnet offered for a $10.00 donation that’s really COOL & says “VOTE OBAMA 2012” WITH A FLAG ON IT. I don’t have a car but I do have a big ol refrig that’s just begging for it!

  11. 48 JER
    August 6, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    President Obama is already speaking – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  12. 49 utaustinliberal
    August 6, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Yay! Pres. Obama gets an updated version of AF1!

    • 50 isonprize
      August 6, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      VERY COOL!!!

      The Pentagon wants a new, upgraded Air Force One to fly around future presidents, but don’t expect any radical new aerospace technologies.

      The new model, however, will be able to fly longer on a tank of gas, avoid trouble and allow the president to communicate better with government, the military and the public.

      Read more about it here: http://news.discovery.com/tech/air-force-one-120413.html

      • 51 isonprize
        August 6, 2012 at 7:43 pm

        Though it would seem from this article that a “brand new” plane won’t be flown until 2019 or 2020, so I’m back to being confused…

  13. August 6, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Fox news is getting stranger by The minute!

    They say, that all of Ct, Beaches are closed so the President can Fundraise!
    WHAT are they talking about?

    • August 6, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      You say Fox news is saying this? I’ll give it as much credibility as any other thing they say. Even if the beaches were closed, I’d know it was for a good reason. The President does very little to inconvenience the general public or stunt economic benefit. If those beaches are closed – it’s for a good reason. There’s probably more to the story – or a completely different story to be told.

    • 54 itgurl_29
      August 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      Jovie, with all due respect, what exactly do you get out of being the bearer of bad made up right wing news? Why should anyone actually care about all this random right wing negativity you never fail to breathlessly report. It’s getting quite boring predictable.

    • 55 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      August 6, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      It’s just one beach Jovie. Burying Hill beach in Westport.

      • 56 jacquelineoboomer
        August 6, 2012 at 11:05 pm

        I think whenever he’s along water, they have to close access because of the obvious potential for harm to him and others from off shore. They have to guard the beaches.

  14. 58 vitaminlover
    August 6, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    So that’s the new Air Force One? Yeah, baby we’s better know it. I am glad that our Beloved President Obama is the first to ride/fly in this new airplane. Soooooo cool!

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