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Pictures Perfect

President Obama and British PM Cameron visit Enniskillen Primary School in Northern Ireland, June 17

…. talking with housekeeping staff outside of a lodge at the Lough Erne Resort during the G8 Summit in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, June 17

….. holding six-month-old Talia Neufeld, daughter of departing staff member Adam Neufeld, in the Oval Office, June 14

@DCPlod: Wait, how the hell did Obama get the Royal Baby before it’s been born?

😆

…… on Gorée Island, Senegal, June 27

….. looking out the “Door of No Return” during a tour of the Maison des Esclaves Museum on Gorée Island, Senegal, June 27

….. looking out a cell window as he and First Lady Michelle Obama tour the Maison des Esclaves Museum on Gorée Island

….. arriving for an official dinner at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal, June 27

….. standing in former South African President Nelson Mandela’s cell on Robben Island, June 30

…. greeting Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Cape Town, June 30

Bo waits to greet President Obama in the Outer Oval Office, June 11

All photos by Pete Souza

And from Lawrence Jackson – First Lady Michelle Obama, along with daughters Sasha and Malia, listens to Foundation Director Uwe Neumarker during their visit to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, in Berlin, Germany, June 19. Sister-in-law Auma Obama, right, accompanies them during the tour:

First Lady Michelle Obama looks out a window at local children during her visit to a cultural center on Gorée Island, Senegal, June 27

See all the new photos here


120 Responses to “Pictures Perfect”


  1. 3 utaustinliberal
    July 22, 2013 at 10:49 am

    This picture got to me. That he would take time to do this shows the measure of the man. He’s the best!

  2. July 22, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Good morning chips. Can never see enough pics.

  3. 5 Allison
    July 22, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Great pictures. Thanks, Chips.

  4. 6 itgurl_29
    July 22, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Y’all know what to do. #cornelweeps

    • 7 anniebella
      July 22, 2013 at 11:01 am

      Corney West is a liar. A pitiful man.

    • 9 desertflower
      July 22, 2013 at 11:06 am

      Verbal diarrhea….why anyone still listens to him outside a classroom is beyond me.

      • 10 nathkatun7
        July 22, 2013 at 11:11 am

        DF, I think people should stop listening to him inside the classroom too! The man is deranged!

        • 11 donna dem 4 obama
          July 22, 2013 at 11:16 am

          Believe it or not he and Smiley still have quite a few followers. I see it on FB and they call in on radio talk shows. Its disgusting IMO.

          • 12 nathkatun7
            July 22, 2013 at 12:06 pm

            I bet you those are people who sit around and do nothing expecting the revolution to be televised. They don’t organize. They don’t vote or they vote for fringe parties. And, they don’t even bother to study how the U.S. system of government functions, which explains why they blame everything on President Obama.

            • 13 HZ
              July 22, 2013 at 12:53 pm

              Thank you, nathkatun7. Tavis is a man who needs to get in a quiet place and search his inner spirit and clean it up. His pollution of spirit hurts young minds who have not been able to sort out the complexities of living in a dark hole of Tavis’ digging every time he opens his mouth which speaks from his heart. HZ

    • 14 MightyPamela
      July 22, 2013 at 11:08 am

      Uh, corny, wtf? You have no clue what you are saying, so just shut your mouth. Or do you just want to trend on Twitter for some cheap thrills?

    • 15 donna dem 4 obama
      July 22, 2013 at 11:10 am

      GM TOD,

      Please keep in mind that both he and Smiley just do this for attention. Each of them are playing a dangerous game and the sole purpose is to be quoted and called on cable to spew their venom.

      • 16 carla4obama
        July 22, 2013 at 11:26 am

        Do you know if these two have been called out and shamed in some manner by respected black figures like Col. Powell, Spike Lee etc?
        Some one with authority needs to call them out for what they are…Have they no shame?

        • 17 donna dem 4 obama
          July 22, 2013 at 11:41 am

          No. Other cable personalities have but no one of that stature because the first thing they do is complain that “no one is allowed to critique the President”. Its so far beyond that. Every time one of them opens their mouths its to trash PBO. I called out MTP on Saturday night because I knew exactly why they booked him to be on their show…They were guaranteed a negative quote and he was more than accomodating. This stuff is all a game to the media and they know the likes of West & Smiley are more than willing to be their cohorts.

        • 18 ericfive
          July 22, 2013 at 12:09 pm

          Rev. Al took on Cornell West and pointed out that West never marches or works with “the people” but merely complains from his “ivory tower”. West and Smiley are race hucksters/conmen who capitalize on black suffering for book sales. They are favorites of the white professional left b/c they provide racial cover (i.e.,” I’m not racist, Tavis agrees with me”). The MSM will give them some attention now to attack PBO from the left. Don’t sweat it, Tavis and West are willing pawns but have little real world impact. Much sound and fury signifying nothing. Huffington has been trying to use them to hurt black support for PBO, no avail, since 2009. Classic Uncle Toms. History will judge them harshly, if they are remembered at all.

          • 19 LunarSea
            July 22, 2013 at 12:32 pm

            my sentiments exactly. However I had so much fun with the #tavisweeps hashtag. Buddy definitely wants to share some of that limelight so I won’t be doing it for him. haha tough too bad

    • July 22, 2013 at 11:14 am

      He shows such horrible disrespect for Trayvon Martin’s parents and family. Disgusting.

    • 21 dotster3
      July 22, 2013 at 11:15 am

      He must have been jealous of all that attention tavisweeps got yesterday. Both are just pitiful, imho.

    • 22 Claire
      July 22, 2013 at 11:23 am

      West is as pathetic as smiley. Two hateful, jealous, whiners needing attention. It’s so obvious that their “poverty” game is over and done. They sold their souls to corporations and championed nothing but false promises and empty rhetoric. They have no shame nor credibility.

      Each day that President Obama continues to lead and and move this country forward just makes the 2 buffoons wallow in their misery more and more… which is what they deserve.

    • 23 57andfemale
      July 22, 2013 at 12:01 pm

      I keep thinking they can’t say anything to shock me. I am shocked. I am shocked that an alleged Black intellectual who has remained in his safe ivory tower, when Barack Obama faces death threats every single day due to his public service, could utter such outrageous drivel.

  5. 24 Andy46
    July 22, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Coming out of lurking; to say I love this post…thank you Chips

  6. July 22, 2013 at 11:08 am

    good pics…thank you

  7. 26 donna dem 4 obama
    July 22, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Wonderful Pics

    The First Lady is simply stunning and PBO is very handsome arriving at the official dinner at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal.

  8. 29 carolyn
    July 22, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Thank you SO much for the beautiful picture of FLOTUS in that beautiful dress they arrived for the dinner in Senegal! I had seen only the top part of it, and wanted to see the entire magnificent gown. Wow! I hope she wears that again. She is so stunning!

  9. 30 anniebella
    July 22, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Not a word from anyone this morning about Kate being in labor. I mean no disrespect to anyone, I hope and pray it is a healthy baby, but what is the big dam deal.

    • 31 anniebella
      July 22, 2013 at 11:27 am

      Just how I feel.

    • 32 Linda
      July 22, 2013 at 11:30 am

      MSNBC at 10 AM spent the first 13 minutes on the Royal Baby. Carol Jansing and Nancy Snyderman are in London loitering in front of the hospital.

      I find all this pathetic……

      • 33 Mellesia Barnett
        July 22, 2013 at 11:35 am

        Its just a baby that is coming into the world which is a blessing but that doesn’t deserve this outlandish coverage

      • 34 anniebella
        July 22, 2013 at 11:38 am

        So do I Linda, so do I. The View opens up with talk about the Royal baby, and then gave POTUS speech about a second or two.

    • July 22, 2013 at 11:42 am

      I am on ‘baby’ watch but its not for everyone.

      • 36 kathryn kivett
        July 22, 2013 at 1:08 pm

        me too……I watched William’s parents wedding with my 5 yr. old daughter, William growing up and Diana trying to rear her children as normal as possible, Diana’s marriage drama and subsequent tragic death, and Kate and William’s wedding. It’s not b//c they are royals but b/c having peeks into their lives for so long, William has a special place in my heart and I wish them happiness.

        • 37 LunarSea
          July 22, 2013 at 1:33 pm

          This mirrors my experience. I still have the front page cover of the wedding. Have been tempted to throw it out more than once but each time I decide against it. Too bad the marriage turned out to be the tragedy it was.

          I liked Diana and William seems very much like her. I like to think he will have the life and love she was denied. She had very noble causes: Aids in the early days, children living in poverty, undetonated bombs in the fields of Cambodia and stock piled nuclear weapons, among others. She shined the light on things few with her power chose to acknowledge. And yes the media tortured her while she tried to make a somewhat normal life for her kids. Well normal as the royal family could be anyway. Hounded her at every turn, nit picking, much like they do PBO. And no, this is not meant to compare them. Totally different in every respect except for their compassion and empathy for those less fortunate. This baby would be her grandchild.

  10. 38 dotster3
    July 22, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Public pressure works

  11. 39 donna dem 4 obama
    July 22, 2013 at 11:28 am

  12. 41 JER
    July 22, 2013 at 11:28 am

  13. 42 utaustinliberal
    July 22, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Bahahahahahahahaha….I laugh at how the American media wants Americans to be really really really interested in the Royal Baby. We’re not.

  14. 46 desertflower
    July 22, 2013 at 11:42 am

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/07/22/19617125-what-sabotage-governing-looks-like?lite

    While Greg Sargent and I talk about “sabotage governing” quite a bit, it’s easy to lose sight sometimes of just how sweeping the GOP efforts to impair the federal health care law really are. We’ve never seen anything like this — it is literally without precedent — and for millions of Americans, very little matters more.

    So let’s get specific. When we talk about efforts to “sabotage” Obamacare, what are we referring to? Several — by my count, seven — specific efforts.

    First, congressional Republicans are actively trying to undermine the federal health care system by refusing to help their own constituents navigate the system.

  15. 47 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    July 22, 2013 at 11:51 am

    GM TOD. Beautiful to see youth taking charge!

  16. 48 donna dem 4 obama
    July 22, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I still cannot stand this guy but Morning Joke is right on with this commentary.

    • 49 cookemom
      July 22, 2013 at 12:13 pm

      Hiya there GF. I saw him this morning and this guy creeps me out. He is a good enough politician and pundit to know when to make noise for the right reasons. I doubt he believes what he says. Look for him to have Tavis on soon.

    • July 22, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      Has anyone heard anything about Joe Madison’s Washington Post Throwback campaign? It was supposed to happen this past weekend, wasn’t it?

  17. July 22, 2013 at 11:55 am

    So inspirational…click thru to watch the video

    ………….

    Born Without Arms, NASCAR Auto Engineer Always Does What People Say He Can’t

    NASCAR’s top racing company, Hendrick Motorsports, gave engineer Richie Parker a shot with a 10-week internship, mostly because of his can-do attitude. Born without arms, Parker was so good at his job that he was hired and has been an integral part of the NASCAR team for more than eight years.(WATCH the featured video from ESPN or READ the story in Autoweek)

    http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/inspired/individuals/richie-parker-profile-espn-2013.html

    • 53 Nena20409
      July 22, 2013 at 12:01 pm

      Great Story. Heartwarming and truly uplifting. Thanks for bringing this story.

      GM/GA TODers.

      Later TODers. Great Posts.

  18. 54 LunarSea
    July 22, 2013 at 11:59 am

    good afternoon all. Great Pics. I too love the dress worn at the state dinner. Beautiful!

    Regarding the royal baby, yes the media are a bunch of idiots and it’s their new shiny object but in context this is a big deal. Imagine if it was our beloved Michelle Obama about to give birth we would be making fun of the media but checking every 2 mins for word and making speculations galore. I’m sure I would even send a gift and we would be warmed by well wishing dignitaries from around the world.

    I won’t diminish this day for them just because the media are a bunch off losers.

    One only has to look at the way the people took to the streets for the wedding to understand. Not only do they love their royals, but this couple is what they hoped Charles and Diane to be. More loving with each other, that’s for sure.

    I am very happy for them, I wish them and the baby many blessings and a lifetime of happiness.

    • 55 donna dem 4 obama
      July 22, 2013 at 12:05 pm

      LunarSea, you speak for me. 😉

      • 56 LunarSea
        July 22, 2013 at 12:07 pm

        ***fist bump***

        • 57 HZ
          July 22, 2013 at 1:50 pm

          “I won’t diminish this day for them just because the media are a bunch of losers.”

          LunarSea, your words are so perfectly stated concerning this matter. Thank you.

          One life coming into this world is just as precious as another. We still have enough people on this globe to take joy in the very beautiful act of giving and bring a precious breath of life into the world. I am not getting into the social issues, finances, royalty or any of that; but the point is, it is another child coming to greet humankind and we can also participate by chose in saying welcome.

          I concur, if our elegant and beautiful FLOTUS had given us a precious newborn(son) we would close down Twitter for the rest of the day. You get my feelings. However, we know that there are people all over the world who will choose to wait, watch, and hope. And to me that is beautiful. Let love, hope, life, be given a beautiful entrance into a world that surely needs some love, respect, beauty, and hope.

          Come on precious sweet breath of life, Greet your world because you surely will have to live in it. Someone watched and waited for me to greet my precious mother, father, sister, and grandparents. That was a BRD.(Big Royal Deal). Believe me, I am a princess!!!HZ

          • 58 HZ
            July 22, 2013 at 1:53 pm

            meant: by choice.HZ

          • 59 LunarSea
            July 22, 2013 at 1:54 pm

            “Believe me, I am a princess!!!” 😆 me too, me too! Heck we all are. And no royalty doesn’t mean much to me -nothing in fact- but I really liked Diana and hated what they did to her. I will enjoy her grandchild for her.

    • 60 anniebella
      July 22, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      Yes I wish Kate and William and their baby a lifetime of happiness and many blessings. just like I wish any proud parents the same, poor, middle class, rich, famous or not famous. I am not and never have been into the Queen, King, Prince, Princess and all that. For those who are, fine and for those who aren’t fine too. The birth of this child is no big deal to me.

      • 61 LunarSea
        July 22, 2013 at 1:51 pm

        well okay then, good to know. Consider any post I make on the subject as not intended for you and scroll on by. Easy peasy :LOL:

  19. 62 donna dem 4 obama
    July 22, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    That picture of PBO holding Sasha in Mandela’s cell is Pulitzer prize winning stuff right there IMO. I wonder if Souza is allowed to be nominated????

    • 63 LunarSea
      July 22, 2013 at 12:12 pm

      She really seems to be the more sensitive. Always aware of the feelings of those around her. It was probably very emotional for her. Love that she can so openly cling (not sure that’s the right word) to him in total disregard of the cameras.

      My other fav is him cradling that baby girl. Looks so natural for him. And she looks so comfortable. lol

      • 64 carolyn
        July 22, 2013 at 1:06 pm

        I have a feeling Malia is just as sensitive as Sasha, but is more inner in reactions. My two were like this: everyone thought our daughter was the sensitive one because she was expressive of her feelings, but didn’t realize how extremely sensitive our son was, because he held it all in. My mother, my husband and I knew though.

  20. July 22, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Wassup Oeys!!!! What a great getting up day ’round the ol TOD pond!!! I honestly can’t say that I’ve been in tune to anything political lately and it feels really good. Me and #2 went to the Trayvon Martin rally in Chicago and it was good to see so many people involved and active. Folks left the rally ready and willing to attend the next gathering that shines a spotlight where needed. I hope this momentum hangs on throughout the 2014 voting season and beyond.

    I have to say that Tragedy and Cornball have jumped the shark and soon what’s left of their relevancy will be non-existent. The few followers they still have are folks who just like to have something and someone to complain about. Tragedy and Cornball have tapped into their malaise and use it for their own personal gain. Nothing to see here with those two. The biggest thing to have happened to Tragedy was getting his own trending hashtag yesterday. Not to be outdone, Cornball jumps in today because even negative publicity is better than none at all.

  21. 66 desertflower
    July 22, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/pipeline-and-gas-prices-072213

    One of the major arguments proposed for building our old friend, the Keystone XL pipeline, the death-funnel through the spine of the country that will bring the dirtiest fossil fuel in the history of man all the way down to Texas, and thence to the world, is that it, somehow, will magically lower gas prices in this country and also somehow magically make the people who run oil companies less of the greedy, grasping vulture bastards that we have come to know them to be.
    Uh, maybe not so much.
    The true goal of multinational oil companies and Canadian politicians backing the pipeline is to reach export outlets outside the U.S. for tar sands oil and refined fuels, which would drive up the oil’s price.
    And that’s always been the Canadian in the woodpile right there. We have to risk, among other things, a slice of the Oglalla Aquifer so a company from the Great White North can sell its ghastly slop to the Chinese. And we have to risk that because the Canadians will be damned if they’re going to risk it.
    Political leaders in the Canadian province of British Columbia have officially opposed plans for a major new tar sands oil pipeline from Alberta through their province to the Pacific Coast. Two other similar proposals may meet the same fate, and are certainly years in the future. This Canadian opposition increases the motivation of tar sands investors and developers and to get Keystone XL built as sure access to overseas markets.

    • 67 LunarSea
      July 22, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      I’ve been telling people this for years. They are by passing 2 major refineries and many small ones to get it to the south coast for one thing only and that’s for export. But so many have bought onto this meme that it will make our own prices go down despite the fact that drilling in US is at an all time high and our prices just jumped from $3.46 to $3.79 in 1 1/2 weeks.

      Proving once again that people believe what fits their preconceived notions regardless of what’s staring them in the face.

      http://www.refinerymaps.com/

      • 68 desertflower
        July 22, 2013 at 12:33 pm

        I know it….I call it “willful ignorance”. This pipeline needs to be stopped. There is nothing good to come from this for the US…or the world for that matter. Dirty, nasty, toxic sludge. If it was all that wonderful…Canada would just build the pipeline to the coast…THEY don’t even want to touch this stuff…but they want US to! Just Say No!!

  22. 69 Jovie
    July 22, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I don’t think this is accurate! Notice, just barely enough whites for a majority?
    They want 2 pound that home…
    The people I talk to, except my t Bagger brother, believes it was the wrong decision and at least could have gone to prison on a lesser charge.
    The wording of this question is garbage!

  23. 72 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    July 22, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    …Republicans have long sought to sell off government assets they claim are prohibitively expensive to private, for-profit enterprises they claim are better equipped to administer them because they will base operations on sound corporate business models. What Detroit is experiencing is the Bain Capital vulture capitalist tactic of taking over a company, leveraging it with debt, declaring bankruptcy, and selling off assets and firing union employees all while turning a profit. Michigan governor Rick Snyder followed Bain’s tactics in appointing his cohort to lead the city, disband the government, and create conditions allowing the emergency manager to declare the city bankrupt to sell off assets allegedly to satisfy creditors. …

    • 75 57andfemale
      July 22, 2013 at 1:03 pm

      It sends a chill down my spine, df. To think how all of this has been orchestrated over the last 15 years by ALEC and the NRA. It wasn’t just enough to get virtually no regulation on gun ownership so they could sell their deadly products. They actually planned way ahead to write legislation that would make the resulting murders (that most likely either wouldn’t have happened or would have been adequately prosecuted) no longer be illegal.

      It is brilliant in its demonic effectiveness. So now – why not buy a gun? There will be no laws that can effectively put the brakes on your actions.

      I never in a million years fathomed the America we face. What is particularly unfathomable: that the electorate shrugs and lets it happen. Even the most draconian voter suppression laws mean nothing if enough people want to vote. Maybe it’s because history, as it was taught to me, no longer exists. That there is no context, no lessons to be learned from the past. But my gut tells me it’s an institutional laziness and selfishness that has overtaken the country. That’s not the RWNJ’s fault. That’s the fault of everyone else, who choose to watch TV or play on their smartphones rather than vote.

      We have often been on this precipice in our history. American ideals have been continually tested. We have never been in danger of falling to communism, but we have often been in danger of falling to fascism and RW extremism. But we’ve never been this close. I never thought I would live to see this.

  24. 76 arapaho415
    July 22, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    This is the sort of thing that should be making news.

    Instead our media prefer to discuss 2016 or “process” stories that are mostly speculation (akin to the media’s #RoyalBaby watch, from what I gather from my Twitter feed).

    Good for George Miller.

  25. 79 Linda
    July 22, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge has temporarily blocked a new North Dakota law that bans abortion when a fatal heartbeat is detected – as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

    U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland in Bismarck granted a temporary injunction Monday that blocks the law from taking effect on Aug. 1.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/22/north-dakota-abortion-ban_n_3635386.html#comments

  26. 80 hopefruit2
    July 22, 2013 at 1:07 pm

  27. 81 57andfemale
    July 22, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    THE best pundit, evah, Ms. Joy Reid:

  28. 84 donna dem 4 obama
    July 22, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Until they changed The Stand your Ground Law. A list of celebrities has joined his call:

    Mary Mary
    Eddie Levert
    Rod Stewart
    Madonna
    Usher
    Pattie Labelle
    Kanye West
    Mary J
    Trey Songz
    Jay Z
    Rolling Stones
    Justin Timberlake
    R. Kelly
    Rihanna
    Alicia Keys
    Joe
    Will I AM
    Keyshia Cole
    Young Jeezy
    Erykah Badu
    Wale
    Frankie Beverly
    Parliament

    • 85 anniebella
      July 22, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      Where’s Matt Damon’s name? Brad and Angelina,

      • 86 donna dem 4 obama
        July 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm

        I get your point but these are all musical entertainers who are following Stevie’s lead.

        • 87 anniebella
          July 22, 2013 at 1:23 pm

          All I am saying is anyone who disagree with that “Stand Your Ground” law , ought to speak up and out.

    • 88 cookemom
      July 22, 2013 at 1:29 pm

      I should read the thread before I post. I logged back on to post this very same thing. Great minds and all that doncha know.

    • 89 LunarSea
      July 22, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      That is so fucking great! Hurray for them & hurray for Treyvon! His tragic murder has sparked a movement that will bring about much change that is good. That is my hope

  29. 90 57andfemale
    July 22, 2013 at 1:15 pm

  30. 91 57andfemale
    July 22, 2013 at 1:17 pm

  31. July 22, 2013 at 1:25 pm

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  32. 98 MightyPamela
    July 22, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    This royal newcomer is Princess Diana’s grandchild ~ I have lived for so long in several Commonwealth countries, I feel just fine with a sense of joyful anticipation.. From an astrological perspective, the little ones coming in to incarnation during this period of tremendous planetary upheaval are the true Peacemakers, whose Soul level consciousness is so potent they will make the necessary and long-lasting fundamental changes needed to secure life ongoing. If we who are working hard now for Change, remain centered in Hope and Kindness, we may be able to save something of the planet for them to work with. It will not matter what ‘level of society’ these Souls are born to, they will work as a fully Conscious unit of Humanity. That is my prayer.

  33. July 22, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    VP, Dr. Biden, Amb Powell & granddaughter of #Gandhi Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee at Gandhi Smriti museum

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    • 101 MightyPamela
      July 22, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      Like! A lot! 🙂

      • July 22, 2013 at 1:35 pm

        GA MP, TOD….. hope you and everyone have a wonderful week!

        • 103 MightyPamela
          July 22, 2013 at 1:44 pm

          TY, LP, very busy with 3 appointments this week, mostly taking buses around town, and that is both time consuming and tiring. This injury and resultant rehab is all so very very slow… Not much more to say. Bye for now! Blessings to all!

          • 104 jacquelineoboomer
            July 22, 2013 at 1:53 pm

            Pretend we’re all on a bus with you, screaming out some Obama campaign song or something, at the top of our lungs. That should make at least those trips to and fro go a little faster, dear MightyPamela! Stay mighty!

  34. July 22, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Perhaps some of you will enjoy watching the full speech (again):

    #TrustBarack

    • 107 jacquelineoboomer
      July 22, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      This is very, very sad news. Loved seeing him act.

      • 108 57andfemale
        July 22, 2013 at 2:07 pm

        Consistently good, authentic. A theater phrase, “You never caught him acting.”

        • 109 jacquelineoboomer
          July 22, 2013 at 2:10 pm

          I was truly thinking that, as well. After I wrote “seeing him act,” I thought that it didn’t really ever seem like acting. He was far and above so many others.

          • 110 57andfemale
            July 22, 2013 at 2:18 pm

            It’s rare, to be able to do that. But that’s what the great actors do. And often don’t get the recognition they deserve because of it.

            When I was directing I think the note I gave most often was, “I love to see characters think. I hate seeing actors think.”

            That, and ‘speak louder’ and ‘pronounce your consonants so the audience can understand you.’

            • 111 jacquelineoboomer
              July 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm

              That was like a little piece of poetry you dropped on me, there.

              (Plus, in his case, it didn’t hurt that he was sexy about everything he did or said, IMHO. There.I.Said.It. Hope ya heard me consonants, darlin’! Ha! – I shouldn’t joke, I guess, but I somehow think Dennis would not mind.)

  35. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    July 22, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful post, Chips! Staying away from most “news” today, so this was a good start at peeking in!

  36. 115 Jovie
    July 22, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Interesting how all these polls r suddenly coming out saying that White people see the verdict differently than Black People ?
    Me thinks they are trying to bait the racial divide!
    But why?
    Maybe they want us all to start fighting each other so they can cover it?
    Maybe it makes it easier to cut programs?
    Who knows?
    But they’re doing it for a reason, that’s for sure!
    😦

    • 116 jacquelineoboomer
      July 22, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      We can’t buy into the media and/or RWNJ spin about this, and even though they may “refuse” to show the diverse crowds at all of the rallies, or anywhere else, we know it’s true and we can get the correct messages out via social media.

  37. 117 Jovie
    July 22, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    House bill slashes EPA budget by 34 percent
    Erik Wasson and Ben Geman
    07/22/13 11:31 AM ET
    The proposed $2.8 billion cut is twice as deep as the 17 percent reduction proposed last year by the House…

    I am so sick of them!

    #midterms

  38. 119 Jovie
    July 22, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    GOP support grows to force shutdown over funding ObamaCare
    Jonathan Easley
    07/22/13 08:32 AM ET
    Sen. Mike Lee said he’s recruited more than a dozen Senate Republicans willing to shut government down over ObamaCare funding.…

    See?

    I told you!

    I was right, that’s the plan! I knew it!

  39. 120 vcprezofan2
    July 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    As a matter of curiosity and comparison I wouldn’t say no to a spread of GWB photos compiled during HIS presidency. Nothing published – just a site for my personal viewing, you understand? I have absolutely no recollection of there being any remotely interesting pics during his ‘awesome presidency’ when he was ‘famous and powerful’ – not even one! Oh wait, not true, I just remembered ‘mission accomplished’….that’s it!


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