President Obama during his visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum on March 22 in Jerusalem, Israel (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

104 Responses to “Iconic”

  1. March 23, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    POTUS is in the White House…

  2. March 23, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    It is a very touching photo, Chips, because we know he has the capacity to grasp the vast suffering that Vad Yashem memorializes.

    As he stands there one can only wonder if he is also reflecting on the fact that in less than 60 years, more Americans have died from gun shot wounds, in non-combat situations throughout America, than ALL Americans killed in ALL American wars – an unfathomable tragedy in a Nation that aspires to ensure the unalienable rights of Life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness to every American.

    Please forgive re-posting this plea the previous thread …

    “Dear Chips & TODers โ€“ Ron Conway is a force, no question about it. Would likely save way more lives if as many of you as possible could impress on him that he and his rich pals could actually make a lot more $$$ if they de-geeked on the tech and simply demanded legislation that required mandatory liability insurance on an gun manufacturer (GUNS EXIST TO KILL), seller or ANY person who uses a gun. They can invest in the insurance underwriters, and reap an ROI from an entirely new revenue stream that such legislation would enable in those underwriters who offered coverage.

    Letโ€™s see if we can catalyze these folk having substantive discussions about what really matters โ€“ holding EVERYONE who makes, sells or uses a gun & ammo, LIABLE.”

    Until we establish a social fabric that holds everyone in the gun & ammo supply and user chain responsible we will not even begin to stem the slaughter. If we could do it with restrictions on tobacco use, we certainly can prevail when the reality is that guns and ammo exist for one reason – to KILL (and, target practice, btw, is about refining the ability to KILL, apart from whatever recreational ‘fun’ and ‘status’ it may impart to the shooter).

    Yes We Can

  3. 30 yardarm756
    March 23, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Like a hamster on a wheel!

  4. 31 Betsy
    March 23, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    You have to read this amazing post from Smartypants:


  5. 32 amk for obama
    March 23, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Should I drop a midnight bomb ? Hmmmm (as hf would say)

  6. 33 vcprezofan2
    March 23, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Rats, I don’t think I’m going to last as late as I did last night. My eyes are already fighting to stay open.

  7. 34 amk for obama
    March 23, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Haven’t seen LL around. How is his missus doing post-op ?

    • 35 vcprezofan2
      March 23, 2013 at 10:44 pm

      Recovering gradually. They were going for a walk together to Ikea, last time I saw him.

      • 36 amk for obama
        March 23, 2013 at 10:45 pm

        ikea ? why ikea ?

        • 37 vcprezofan2
          March 23, 2013 at 10:50 pm

          I got the sense it wasn’t too far away and they could stroll their leisurely and take their time looking around….etc. etc.

          • 38 GGail
            March 23, 2013 at 10:54 pm

            From where they live, it’s freeway close and it has a lot of places to sit; i.e., beds, sofa’s, chairs, and a place to get a bite to eat.

          • 39 amk for obama
            March 23, 2013 at 10:55 pm

            “they could stroll their leisurely ”

            A nice park didn’t come to the librarian’s mind ?

            • 40 GGail
              March 23, 2013 at 10:58 pm

              I am just giving some logic to your question “why ikea?” Maybe they went there to window shop/walk about.

            • 41 vcprezofan2
              March 23, 2013 at 11:03 pm

              /throwing hands in the air/ Whatyougivingmeahardtimefor? I didn’t ask LL all this, I was just happy to hear things were going well.

  8. 42 utaustinliberal
    March 23, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    One never has to worry about Pres. Obama on the international stage. His grasp of the issues, his diplomacy, and the manner in which he conducts himself to fit every situation is a delight to behold. It’s nice having a leader named Barack Obama.

  9. 54 MightyPamela
    March 23, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    This has been a rough day. I bid you all a goodnight. Sweet dreams. Very grateful PBO is safely home in the family embrace. His place of peace and joy! Like TOD Is for many! See you in the morning.

  10. 57 Allison
    March 23, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    • 58 nathkatun7
      March 23, 2013 at 11:16 pm

      Thanks for sharing this tweet by TCC. It should be re-twitted over and over again! I would even add on St. Ronnie’s over 200 marines in Lebanon; and the over 400 people killed in the PanAm bombing under Bush Sr.

      • 59 Nena20409
        March 23, 2013 at 11:32 pm

        I have always though that the Lockerbee Pan Am bombing took place during Reagan’s time. Granted, GH Bush was his VP and it happened in Dec 1988, GW Bush had already won in Nov 1988. Reagan ordered a bombing that supposedly killed Qaddafi’s younger daughter. In 2011, the real story was that she didn’t die.

        259 died because of the bomb. 11 died on the ground.

        • 60 nathkatun7
          March 24, 2013 at 12:21 am

          Your memory, both about the dates and the number of people killed in the PanAm bombing, is much better than mine. Thank you so much for correcting me that the bombing took place under St. Ronnie and not under Poppy Bush. Still, why didn’t McCain demand an investigation about what President Reagan and Vice-President George H.W. Bush knew about the terrorist bombings that killed over two hundred marines in Lebanon; or the bombing of the PanAm airplane that resulted in the death of 270 people.

          • 61 99ts
            March 24, 2013 at 12:35 am

            nath – you’re talking sane – many give McCain a pass because of Vietnam – but sane and logic are certainly not his strong points – for whatever reason. As for Reagan/Bush – I’m sure the GOP are happy to give that one to BushSr – no way will anything be attributed to Saint Ronnie.

            My knowledge of US history is limited – was Reagan the only president from California – seems to weird that they would have a GOP President when they are such a democratic state.

            • 62 nathkatun7
              March 24, 2013 at 1:11 am

              “was Reagan the only president from California….”

              No, 99ts. Richard Nixon was also from California and he won the state twice. California has not always been a predominantly Democratic State. If I am not mistaken, I think George H.W. Bush, in 1988, won California. We have also had a number of Republican governors, the last one being Arnold the “Terminator.” Beginning with Ronald Reagan until to-day California elected four Republican governors and only two Democratic governors. The second Democratic governor, Gray Davis, was re-called in his second term. Gov. Jerry Brown is, of course, unique. He is now basically serving a third term.

    • 63 anniebella
      March 24, 2013 at 5:59 am

      Did you hear that crazy Congressman Bachmann talking about Benghazi, as she lied her crazy ass off about how lavishly the Obamas are living.

  11. 65 GGail
    March 23, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    I am so giddy with excitement that POTUS is home and proud as hell that he carried the right message to the ME.


  12. 66 vitaminlover
    March 23, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    I love my President,,,yes I do!

  13. 70 Dudette
    March 23, 2013 at 10:54 pm

  14. 73 Nena20409
    March 23, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    I sense the pain and the weight of what he had seen on his face.

    This president has a lean and thin physique. So for this photograph to capture that is truly incredible.

    Hard job. Yes.

    His temperament, soul, firm, kind, smarts and sense of self grounds him for this job.

  15. 74 GGail
    March 23, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Good night all. I’ll catch amk’s new thread in the morning.

  16. 75 jacquelineoboomer
    March 23, 2013 at 11:12 pm

  17. 76 anniebella
    March 23, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Number one seeded Gonzaga just lost.

    • 77 Nena20409
      March 23, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      The hardly survived just days ago and now, Gone.

      G’Town was the only College hoop that I paid attention to during the Ewing days.

      • 78 anniebella
        March 24, 2013 at 5:43 am

        I’ve been a fan for many years of college basketball. Not to fun of NBA since M. Jordon retired. I was a fan of POTUS’s team, the Chicago Bulls.

  18. 79 Dudette
    March 23, 2013 at 11:16 pm

  19. 80 anniebella
    March 23, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Looking at that picture of POTUS,it looks like a man who is seriously thinking. If it was G.W. Bush he would have some goofy look on his face.

  20. 81 jacquelineoboomer
    March 23, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Way O/T – But, before my eyes close way early for the night, thought I’d ask if anybody knows the name of the song in this commercial. Can’t get it out of my head.

    • 82 Dudette
      March 23, 2013 at 11:51 pm

      Comments on Youtube say it’s not a full released song — just a jingle written for the commercial (Little by Little) – most likely created by ad agency called Nylon Studios, who also did this one…

      • 83 jacquelineoboomer
        March 24, 2013 at 2:57 pm

        Thanks so much for this, Dudette – Yes, I noticed the comments, but was hoping somebody would recognize the singers or just have a magical answer. I will now check out your link for magic (and no doubt won’t be able to get that jingle out of my head, today)!

  21. March 23, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    • 85 Nena20409
      March 23, 2013 at 11:39 pm

      I feel for these families.

      There must also be the same kind pressure applied on the TBGOPer senators. The reason the right get away with murder….. euphemistically speaking is that they are always skipped when accountability is assigned.

      That is why these TBGOPers continue to vote like Zombies taking marching orders.

  22. 86 Jessica
    March 24, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Great profile.

  23. 87 Dudette
    March 24, 2013 at 12:07 am

  24. 89 Dudette
    March 24, 2013 at 12:11 am

  25. 90 Dudette
    March 24, 2013 at 12:12 am

  26. 91 Dudette
    March 24, 2013 at 12:14 am

  27. 95 99ts
    March 24, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Why am I still chatting on the last thread? 2 hours & 81 posts later – sigh

  28. 101 Dudette
    March 24, 2013 at 12:15 am

  29. 102 hopefruit2
    March 24, 2013 at 12:16 am


    • 103 anniebella
      March 24, 2013 at 5:34 am

      Well all I can say to TeaNN, I mean CNN is it couldn’t happen to a nicer couple, Jake Tapper and CNN. May you keep going down hill.

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