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  1. 1 japa21
    August 6, 2013 at 5:01 pm

  2. 4 donna dem 4 obama
    August 6, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Love them

    • 5 japa21
      August 6, 2013 at 5:04 pm

      Yes, that is a picture that results in everybody needing naughty mats. Chips may run out.

    • 6 arkluvspbo
      August 6, 2013 at 5:41 pm

      Donna, the color of the dress is brilliant against her gorgeous skin tone. She looks so lovely. My heart bursts every time I see them.

  3. 7 utaustinliberal
    August 6, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Powerful thought provoking image. Good of them to do this.

  4. 9 utaustinliberal
    August 6, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Woohoooooo…..they joined ObamaCare train along with Walgreens, CVS, BlueCross BlueShield.

  5. 11 desertflower
    August 6, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Totally O/T…but this is serene and beautiful. I could handle that:)

  6. August 6, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Went down the road to the closest grocery after lunch today. Upon passing under an overpass I noticed signs saying Impeach Obama and around 3 people on it waving American flags. On the way back I noticed another sign that said something with overpass.org on it. I have not tried to look it up as I hate reading crap lies about POTUS. Anyone know if this is a summer GOP movement?

    • 16 japa21
      August 6, 2013 at 5:20 pm

      I have seen them a few times on my way to and from work. Usually there are only a couple of them but one time, driving during rush hour I noticed traffic was much worse than usual, more like what it would be if there was an accident ahead.

      There were about 50 people on the overpass with huge “Impeach Obama” signs waving flags. That is what was causing the backup… as the traffic moved smoothly after that point. I think the cops should have pulled them off for creating a traffic hazard, but then they would have accused the cops (obviously PBO supporters) of not allowing them their First Amendment rights.

      So instead, I gave them a hearty one finger salute as I drove under them.

      • 17 arkluvspbo
        August 6, 2013 at 5:44 pm

        If enough people do that, do you think they’ll even get the message?

      • August 6, 2013 at 6:40 pm

        Funny! I gave them the finger too while my brother sitting next to me (who was an ardent Ron Paul anti-government supporter) gave them a thumbs up, “good for them” comment that brought on an endless fight between us. We get along fine when politics are not brought up, but hard to achieve.

    • 19 theo67
      August 6, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      What’s lovely is that they are getting themselves all riled up and hopeful that they can impeach a President without grounds. They are doomed to fail. Just as all their previous attempts to dislodge this President have done. They will be sorely disappointed.

  7. August 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    • 22 jackiegrumbacher
      August 6, 2013 at 5:39 pm

      GB, how’s your birthday week going? Since the Queen celebrates a whole jubilee week on her birthday, I think you should, too. A treat a day is my advice. Thanks for posting this–today’s example of Republican hypocrisy.

    • 24 Nena20409
      August 6, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      They were very happy with the Hit job on pres Obama hosted by Hannity on Fox in 2012.. They were very happy with the Fluff piece CNN did of Romney in 2012….that was repeated numerous times. CNN then did a bat poop piece of Pres Obama in 2012…..RNC and RP didn’t complain.

  8. 26 vitaminlover
    August 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Oh to be a fly on the wall in their lives for about a week. But I wouldn’t want to get too nosy.

  9. August 6, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Wow, is this 2013 or 1960s??? My mom used to live in Cincinnati, OH and she will tell you that the amount of racism she experienced and saw in Ohio was prob worst than what she experience in NOLA. So this story would NOT be a surprise!

    Mostly-White Ohio Suburb Fighting To Prevent Mostly-Black Bus-Riders From Entering Community

    • 28 Linda
      August 6, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      That happened where I live outside Atlanta, Ga. only it was the entire county that tried to stop the ” MARTA ” from expanding here… It failed.

      They called the ” MARTA ” ” Moving Africans Rapidly Through Atlanta ”

      disgusting. Of course they all told them to ” have a blessed day “

    • 29 jacquelineoboomer
      August 6, 2013 at 5:38 pm

      I have an idea, after reading this part of the story you posted:

      “Many in the area argue that their opposition boils down to a simple reason: race. According to the 2010 census, 9 in 10 Beavercreek residents are white, but 73 percent of those who ride the Dayton RTA buses are minorities. ‘I can’t see anything else but it being a racial thing,’ Sam Gresham, state chair of Common Cause Ohio, a public interest advocacy group, told ThinkProgress. ‘They don’t want African Americans going on a consistent basis to Beavercreek.'”

      My idea would be to cancel the buses going into Beavercreek, and have a local car company pass out brand new 2014 cars to all of the previous Dayton RTA riders who happen to be minorities. Then the racist townspeople can try to keep those cars off the highways leading to their racist town. Then the National Guard can be brought in, to arrest the diehard racists from O Little Town of Racism.

      Or, here’s another thought: Everybody can just stop hating everybody else because they have a different spot on the colorwheel that labels the inhabitants of our country or any country. Deadline: Tomorrow.

      • 30 jackiegrumbacher
        August 6, 2013 at 5:45 pm

        Well, JOB, I vote for idea #2. Let the people of this country grow up and stop hating each other. It’s the most useless and self-destructive emotion a person can have. Think how much we could accomplish if we put all that emotional energy into something positive–a cleaner environment, better highways and bridges, good education for our kids. It’s all just so useless.

        • 31 jacquelineoboomer
          August 6, 2013 at 6:22 pm

          I’m sure I recall, like everyone, having to spend the majority of my waking hours and resources in my own younger life, just to keep myself afloat and ready to “take on” the world as a productive member of society! Then, when I became a mom, I had to use up more of my resources to keep my son happy and thriving, so he could leave the nest and make his own path. Then when he became a dad, I used up some of my resources to have fun with his kids and get ’em all treats, and spend time with them and, now, their children. And the rest of the time, I’d sleep.

          As you intimated, how does anyone but a loser have the time and energy to sit around and hate people all the damn day? Not to mention all of the positive steps we all need to become involved in, as citizens, to make a better world for ourselves and our children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. It’s exhausting – Ha!

          It’s “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” people of Beavercreek and other racist towns, not “the pursuit of hatred.”

        • 32 yardarm756
          August 6, 2013 at 6:28 pm

          If only it were that easy. You can’t legislate emotions no matter how unjustified they are. It will only be replaced after years of amalgamation . Unfortunately many of us won’t live to see it.

    • August 6, 2013 at 8:09 pm

      After my city in Michigan elected a Tea Partyist mayor in 2010, she tried to pull us out of supporting a new transit system which would run from Troy down to Detroit. It meant losing millions of dollars in federal funding. Research shows that business tend to grow along the route of such a system. She brought in a lawyer from nearby Birmingham to speak against it at the city council and allowed him to speak well past the time limit usually for such speakers. He spouted nonsense for most of it but his true motives were evident in comments outside the council chamber about the ‘heroin express’ and there was another really racist phrase he used too. This was one of MANY reasons a recall drive was started. People who stood outside gathering signatures on the petition reported people were coming up and asking to sign, including some who admitted to voting for her. Happily she was recalled, proving that people around here may be very conservative, but most of them are not crazy insane conservative.

  10. 36 donna dem 4 obama
    August 6, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Let’s Move is working…as if we didn’t already know this 😉

    • 37 jackiegrumbacher
      August 6, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      Donna, I’ll bet those 19 states and territories all voted for PBO.

      • 38 Melanie
        August 6, 2013 at 6:29 pm

        No they didn’t all vote for PBO. KS, MS, ID, SD, MO are all on there. Great to see the progress amongst the babies no matter who their parents voted for.

    • 39 anniebella
      August 6, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      Some people think FLOTUS is trying to tell parents what to do, but she isn’t. If educating people is telling them what to do, then so be it. We have to fight for the welfare of our kids in so many ways, and fighting for their health is just one of those ways. Keep up the good work FLOTUS.

  11. 40 donna dem 4 obama
    August 6, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    heheheheh…that’s my Senator!!!!!!!!


    WASHINGTON — Seven months into Senator Barbara A. Mikulski’s new assignment as chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, there is already a saying among members: “We loved Byrd, we respected Inouye, we fear Barbara.”

    It is not hard to see why. Ms. Mikulski, a Maryland Democrat, intimidates people in a way that the two most recent committee chairmen, the late Senators Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia and Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii, did not. During a March floor debate, Ms. Mikulski ordered Senator John McCain of Arizona to go back to his office and read a bill so he could properly vote on it — and Mr. McCain, chastened but cheerful, agreed.

    “I will now try to carry out my mission as assigned by the distinguished chairwoman,” he said.


    • 41 theo67
      August 6, 2013 at 6:08 pm

      Another Republican who can’t be bothered to do a small bit of work for the salary he’s paid – didn’t the GOP spend most of 2010 declaring that Democrats hadn’t read the health care bill (simply because the GOP hadn’t bothered to read it)? They are hypocrites and parasites. And I”m glad Senator Mikulski’s on the case!

  12. 42 hopefruit2
    August 6, 2013 at 6:03 pm

  13. 43 hopefruit2
    August 6, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    This is the PA gunman who killed four at a meeting yesterday….

    • 44 hopefruit2
      August 6, 2013 at 6:09 pm

      • 45 nathkatun7
        August 6, 2013 at 7:55 pm

        That man looked like he had mental health problems. It’s especially people like him who shouldn’t be allowed to carry guns.

        • 46 anniebella
          August 6, 2013 at 8:35 pm

          I’m sure Obamacare would have help that guy get some mental help, but he would have turn it down. That’s how much these people are rule by their racism.

      • 47 anniebella
        August 6, 2013 at 8:32 pm

        hopefruit2, Just more proof that every body should not own guns.

  14. August 6, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Are Vicki and is it LDS who live in NYC here?

    • 49 Vicki
      August 6, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      I was very happy to see this. Bill is picking up steam!
      Thank you Arapaho for sharing this.

    • 50 Nena20409
      August 6, 2013 at 7:35 pm

      It either Thompson or de Blasio. I don’t care for Quinn….she seems fake and is trying too much. I am Not a New Yorker.

  15. 51 JER
    August 6, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    LIVE NOW: President Obama arrives in Arrival in Los Angeles – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  16. 52 yardarm756
    August 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm

  17. 58 hopefruit2
    August 6, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Jay Leno will be on Lawrence tonight after he interviews PBO 🙂

  18. 61 jacquelineoboomer
    August 6, 2013 at 7:22 pm

  19. 63 jacquelineoboomer
    August 6, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    I like her hashtag #hardtostayuplate

  20. 64 jacquelineoboomer
    August 6, 2013 at 7:29 pm

  21. 66 carolyn
    August 6, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Did anyone else notice the smile on the face of the man operating the elevator? I have a feeling there are whole lot more smiles on the faces of people who work at the White House now, as opposed to previous admins.

  22. 67 japa21
    August 6, 2013 at 7:57 pm

  23. 68 desertflower
    August 6, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    That Leno segment with PBO will air TONIGHT….I looked:)

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  26. August 6, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Dudette usually posts the “too cute or awesome for words” photos later, but taking advantage of “lull” before Leno to post a couple items that I found very cute, both from a venerable Japanese newspaper (Yomiuri, which still publishes online in Japanese, but changed their English-version site to the awkward The-Japan-News):

    • 72 Mela in TX
      August 6, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      Out banks and retailers have become greedier. Is anyone here old enough to remember the beautiful Christmas displays department stores used to have? There was one store in Houston that used to convert the entire top floor in to a winter wonderland, it was beautiful! All the windows in the downtown stores had Christmas displays with animated characters. Now I guess they just think its too expensive.

  27. August 6, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    On a more serious note, @The_Japan_News’ twitter feed on this somber anniversary was fairly low-key:

  28. 76 desertflower
    August 6, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Can’t wait! So many wishes to make…

  29. 77 desertflower
    August 6, 2013 at 8:35 pm


    Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton hand-delivered a letter to President Barack Obama from a Phoenix “Dreamer.”

    The president was in Arizona for a brief visit to make a speech about housing and the economy.

    Obama landed aboard Air Force One at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix shortly before noon Tuesday.

    Stanton was among several officials who greeted Obama on the airport’s tarmac.

    He presented the president with a letter from a Tony Valdovinos. He’s a “Dreamer” who is among the 300,000 young people, who are now able to work in the United States, as a result of the Obama administration’s “deferred action” initiative.

    In the letter, Valdovinos thanked Obama for helping people like him live without fear for the first time in his life, and turning “Dreamers” into achievers.

    Here’s the full text of the letter:

    “I am one of the 300,000 Dreamers who has a better life in the only country I have ever known because of you.

    “The words ‘thank you’ are not nearly enough to show how grateful I am for you helping people like me live without fear for the first time in my life, and for giving me the opportunity to make a better life for myself. I will show my deep gratitude the only way I know how: by pledging to give back, and help others the way you have helped me.

    You can read the rest at the link…..I don’t know if any comments are posted, but don’t read them if they are. These sites are notoriously infested with the haters. Save yourself the agita and just take in the grateful letter:)

  30. 78 hopefruit2
    August 6, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Sorry Ron & Glenn!

  31. 79 anniebella
    August 6, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Is Patti LaBelle going to be on Jay Leno tonight too?

  32. 81 desertflower
    August 6, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Oh look! They can’t even stand the obstruction themselves..


    Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-La., a six-term lawmaker first elected as a Democrat, announced Tuesday that he will not run for re-election, citing the inability of Congress to get things done.

    “Rather than producing tangible solutions to better this nation, partisan posturing has created a legislative standstill, Alexander said. “Unfortunately, I do not foresee this environment to change anytime soon. I have decided not to seek re-election, so that another may put forth ideas on how to break through the gridlock and bring about positive change for our country.”

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