It’s Christmas! Well, Almost.

President Obama dances with a child dressed as an elf as he joins entertainers on stage, including actress Jane Lynch and ‘singer’ (sic) Mariah Carey, holding her daughter Monroe, at the end of the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse in Washington, December 6










123 Responses to “It’s Christmas! Well, Almost.”

  1. December 6, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Beginning to feel a lot like…..

  2. 8 desertflower
    December 6, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Adorable elf:)

  3. December 6, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Malia and Sasha looked beautiful.

    I love that Mariah brought the twins with her.

    FLOTUS was rocking those boots.

    • 11 anniebella
      December 6, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      Tell me when isn’t FLOTUS rocking something. Now Sasha and Malia are getting to be known as fashion icons like their Mom. We have a beautiful First Family, and I’m darn proud they are our First Family.

      • December 6, 2013 at 8:45 pm


        Saw on the previous thread that you asked if I’ve heard “Slient Night” by the Temptations.

        I am pretty much tone-deaf and have zilch in the music appreciation arena. Virtually any song that was recorded after the mid-1970s is “new” to me, so no, I haven’t heard their version (but do know who the Temptations are, very big in the mid-1960s!).

  4. December 6, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    My god, BBC World has a documentary on Mandela and the struggle on. It just showed an Afrikaaner rally from when they took power in SA. It was full on Nazi, with robes and racial superiority.

  5. 16 africa
    December 6, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Sasha’s got that pose like a model. These girls are growing up right in front of our eyes! Gorgeous!

  6. December 6, 2013 at 8:24 pm

  7. December 6, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    everyone, go here: http://weplaylive.tv/world-news-stream/

    Great piece on Mandela being played now.

    • 21 vcprezofan2
      December 6, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      I caught the last portion of that, thanks to you, Lib-L. This is a great place to hang out if you want to be directed to real, informative news.

  8. 22 vcprezofan2
    December 6, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    TWO HOURS+ on the phone!!! How come the phone never cuts out when you wouldn’t mind if it did? Oh well, VC, you are all ‘caught up’ with this friend now, so you can focus on catching up in the village. 😐

    • December 6, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      Awwww, I’ve had a few of those two hour conversations with good friends over the years. Always feel good afterwards. As you say, all “caught up” and re-connected.

      • 24 vcprezofan2
        December 6, 2013 at 8:40 pm

        Yes, TNMG, it was a good session (except for the moments when I was wondering what was happening in TOD village).

  9. December 6, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Then, in September 2011, the United States released its first Open Government National Action Plan, setting a series of ambitious goals to create a more open government. The United States has continued to implement and improve upon the open-government commitments set forth in the first Plan, along with many more efforts underway across government, including implementing individual Federal agency Open Government Plans. The second Plan builds on these efforts, in part through a series of key commitments highlighted in a preview report issued by the White House in October 2013, in conjunction with the Open Government Partnership Annual Summit in London….

  10. 27 japa21
    December 6, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Chips, in response to your last comment on the previous thread, no, it would probably have been something by Neil Diamond.

  11. 30 amk for obama
    December 6, 2013 at 8:40 pm

  12. 35 amk for obama
    December 6, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    what’s up with all the mariah carey ‘love’?

  13. 42 amk for obama
    December 6, 2013 at 8:46 pm

  14. 45 amk for obama
    December 6, 2013 at 8:47 pm

  15. December 6, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    A couple of updates on #BidenInAsia.

    He’s in Seoul South Korea now. He’s scheduled to visit the DMZ, so I’m guessing that will happen tomorrow.

    Here’s a pic of VP Joe and his granddaughter in Beijing:

    Here’s something he said in Seoul today:

    And regarding President Mandela’s passing yesterday:

    • December 6, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Have you noticed that there seems to be a virtual black out of news on VPBiden

      • December 6, 2013 at 9:05 pm

        YES. He really has gotten the short end of the stick, which angers me greatly.

        • 49 Lovepolitics2008
          December 6, 2013 at 10:00 pm

          MSM barely covers the travels of President Obama; it’s worse with the VP.

          As far as covering the VP in general, indeed the MSM doesn’t do a good job. But the low point was in the 2008 campaign, where the MSM couldn’t get enough of Sarah Palin, and barely showed Joe Biden on TV. I think they did it again in 2012 with Paul Ryan, but the disparity was more outrageous in 2008.

          My little conspirationist mind has always wondered if some powerful interests have always been afraid of Joe Biden. He is a FANTASTIC campaigner and debater; very effective. And in 1988, when Joe ran for president, he made a mistake by omitting to mention the author of a quote he used in a couple of speeches. An author that he HAD mentioned in previous speeches. It’s not as if he wanted to get the credit. Journalists who followed him had heard the previous speeches. But the media took this little mistake and treated it as if Joe had killed someone. Completely out of proportion. And it sank Joe’s candidacy.

          Joe would have been a formidable opponent against George Walker Bush. Just sayin’.

          Joe Biden may be one of the most UNDERestimated national politician America has had in recent decades.

      • 50 nathkatun7
        December 6, 2013 at 11:33 pm

        Lets teach the media a lesson by encouraging and supporting VP Biden to run for President in 2016, and by turning out in great numbers to vote for him! He is, without a doubt, the person who will carry out President Obama’s agenda of caring for the needs of the majority of the people. He is also the most genuine and authentic person who believes in serving people and not his own self interest. I am sorry, I just don’t want to hear any thing about his age. He is not that much older than Hillary Clinton, or for that matter John McCain when he run in 2008!

      • 51 theo67
        December 7, 2013 at 12:03 am

        They’re all “ready for Hillary”. No room for Biden, who’s actually doing stuff for this country.

  16. 52 amk for obama
    December 6, 2013 at 8:53 pm

  17. December 6, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    A little funny.

  18. 57 amk for obama
    December 6, 2013 at 9:01 pm

  19. December 6, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Good news:

  20. 59 amk for obama
    December 6, 2013 at 9:05 pm

  21. December 6, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Simple answer ….


  22. December 6, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    OMG, I’m mentoring someone on Twitter on becoming a librarian!! Squeee!!!

  23. 69 amk for obama
    December 6, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Sooo chips, about that everton match…. crickets?

  24. December 6, 2013 at 9:19 pm


  25. 84 amk for obama
    December 6, 2013 at 9:20 pm

  26. December 6, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Spreading the word …

    Yes We Can

  27. 86 amk for obama
    December 6, 2013 at 9:23 pm

  28. December 6, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    So, my new toy: an iDea USA iDeaTV. It’s an Android tv box. It’s plugged into my HDTV, and I’m watching all my loaded international channels. If it weren’t for ESPN, and that my missus would castrate me, I’d pull the plug on satellite.

  29. 88 amk for obama
    December 6, 2013 at 9:24 pm


  30. 89 amk for obama
    December 6, 2013 at 9:26 pm

  31. December 6, 2013 at 9:35 pm

  32. 98 desertflower
    December 6, 2013 at 9:36 pm
  33. 100 desertflower
    December 6, 2013 at 9:37 pm
  34. 101 desertflower
    December 6, 2013 at 9:39 pm
  35. 102 amk for obama
    December 6, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    From fywp

    You registered on WordPress.com 4 years ago!

    Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!

    Four friggin’ years??? I gotta get off the innernetz.

  36. December 6, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    The #GOP are the Pro-Inequality Party and that message can be made obvious to Red State Bubbas …. it’s already happening in Kentucky … my hope is that OFA and other groups will be loading Red County & Red State Ballots with all kinds of Expand Medicare & Minimum Wage Initiatives.

    Yes We Can

  37. 120 amk for obama
    December 6, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    See you all later.

    /sd a hoodlum

  38. 121 Gazelle
    December 6, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    20/20 on ABC now. Robin Roberts & the other guy are doing a tribute to Madiba. Pardon me if it’s been mentioned, just in case it hasn’t.

  39. 123 globalcitizenlinda
    December 6, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    away we go

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