A Treat For The Eyes

How President Obama makes rain look soooooo good, is a puzzle and mystery for the ages. It’s the weekend, TOD. Feast on!


141 Responses to “A Treat For The Eyes”

  1. 1 Cindy
    March 16, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Happy Sunday!

  2. 3 Proud Former White House Intern
    March 16, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    So many people will be sent to the naughty mat it’s ridiculous. #setup

  3. 10 vcprezofan2
    March 16, 2014 at 2:28 pm


  4. March 16, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Congrats on 1st Cindy.

    Details in last post on previous thread …

    Results of the sham election to be reported in the next few minutes by the self-appointed Crimean PM.

  5. March 16, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Congrats on first 1rst Cindy!

  6. 22 Cindy
    March 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Thank you Nerdy Wonka for the beautiful posts…..

    Have a WONDERFUL DAY!!!

  7. 23 Nena20409
    March 16, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    As That some Sang:

    Blame It on the Rain, yeah, yeah…..

    Milli Vanilli

  8. March 16, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Have no clue what is accurate or speculation, but here are some parameters……….

  9. 30 Dudette
    March 16, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Wet POTUS!!!!!

    Now that definitely makes for a Happy Sunday! 😀

    Bring on the naughty mats!

    • 31 Cindy
      March 16, 2014 at 2:36 pm

      Hi Dudette,

      Happy Beautiful Sunday to you!!

      Down girl…down : )

      How are you feeling, and how’s your brother doing since his surgery?

      • 32 Dudette
        March 16, 2014 at 2:44 pm

        Hi Cindy! 😀

        I’m great! Had a magical day hanging out with my nephew yesterday!

        My brother is recovering nicely. Doing well with his physical therapy. Doc says he’s on track to get back to work as scheduled! We’re all thrilled for that!

        Everything good with you?

        • 33 Cindy
          March 16, 2014 at 2:54 pm

          Great News! So glad to hear that you are both doing well.

          Yes, just busy. I feel that I have missed a lot. I lurked when I could; trying to keep up with “real news” from TOD. I got away from the TV all together; all the news shows, just to detox from the negativity. It seems that they are already predicting that the Dems are doomed in 2014, and President Obama’s 2nd term is over.

          I wish that I could to send a letter to Gibbs. This guy has turned out to be a real thorn in my side. I wonder who is lining his pockets. I just pray that people will get out and vote in November. The lost here in Florida was not good. I am not hearing any strong messaging from the Dems; worrying about this in advance because the repukes are loud as ever; spewing lies and hate.

        • 36 57andfemale
          March 16, 2014 at 3:31 pm

          I’m so glad to hear that, Dudette! Sending healing and positive energy to you and yours…..

  10. 38 jackiegrumbacher
    March 16, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    The president makes the rain look good because he’s fearless. It doesn’t matter if his clothes or hair or face get wet because he doesn’t fuss with that stuff. Even one drop of rain makes my hair explode, puts my shoes at risk and generally makes me miserable. Plus the president is beautiful to begin with. Most lesser mortals need tamed hair, non-dripping make up and dry clothes to feel okay.

  11. 41 Nena20409
    March 16, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Westboro Baptist Founder, Hater, Fred Phelps, is on the verge of being called home……….it is a matter of Time now.

  12. 46 Dudette
    March 16, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Deleted as requested. – Nerdy Wonka

  13. 49 Lovepolitics2008
    March 16, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Sigh… Just came on line to say I pity the pro-russian people from Crimea who are deciding to quit Ukraine and join a country run by a totalitarian regime, at the exact time where the Ukraine government is headed towards reforms. Those people will have buyers’ remorse within a year or two. Mark my words.

    As I said earlier this week, I’m awfully worried that Putin won’t stop there. He knows the West won’t go to war to defend Ukraine, so I think he’s going to invade at least all the eastern part of Ukraine.

    The poor Ukrainians will be made sacrificial lambs for the maintaining of the peace in Europe. I pray that President Obama can lead the international community into finding a peaceful solution. But Putin will not relent unless he doesn’t have a choice. He’s ruthless, and delusional.

  14. March 16, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Urge you to read the full statement:

    STATEMENT of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, to all people of Ukraine – Ukrainian citizens of all nationalities

    March 15, 2014

    To the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

    To the people of Ukraine – Ukrainian citizens of all nationalities


    of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, all people of Ukraine – citizens of Ukraine of all nationalities

    The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people – the supreme representative body elected by the Crimean Tatar people,

    – under conditions of a genuine threat to the safety and freedom of all Crimean Tatars and all Crimean residents regardless of their nationality,

    – fully recognizing the magnitude of the unavoidable aftermath of a direct military intervention and plans for the annexation of the Crimea by foreign state,

    – acknowledging the utmost responsibility to the present and future generations of the Crimean Tatar people,

    – remembering all the losses, humiliations, deprivation and repressions that the Crimean Tatar people sustained since the annexation of the Crimea in 1783, and the loss of their centuries-old statehood,

    – in an effort to prevent the recurrence of genocide of May 18, 1944, when the Crimean Tatar people were forcibly deported from their historical homeland,

    – reaffirming the traditional methods of nonviolent struggle for their rights,

    Continued here: http://euromaidanpr.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/4869/#more-4869

  15. March 16, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    This will not play well in DC, Beijing, London, Berlin, Kyiv …..

  16. March 16, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    “The White House says it rejects Crimea’s referendum on seceding from Ukraine, saying the Sunday vote has been influenced by “threats of violence and intimidation” by Russia.

    “This referendum is contrary to Ukraine’s constitution, and the international community will not recognize the results of a poll administered under threats of violence and intimidation from a Russian military intervention that violates international law,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement.

    “As the United States and our allies have made clear, military intervention and violation of international law will bring increasing costs for Russia – not only due to measures imposed by the United States and our allies but also as a direct result of Russia’s own destabilizing actions,” he said.

    Earlier on Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in a telephone conversation that the United States would not accept the results of the referendum.”


    • March 16, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      “After returning from a visit to the U.S., Ukraininan Prime MInister Arseny Yatseniuk told a cabinet meeting that politicians in Crimea who called for the vote would face dire consequences. ”We will find all of them – if it takes one year, two years – and bring them to justice and try them in Ukrainian and international courts. The ground will burn under their feet,” he said.

      Ukrainian Defense Minister Ihor Tenyukh called on Russian forces to withdraw in an interview with the Interfax-Ukraine news service and said that Ukrainian forces were prepared to mobilize.

      “Russia must immediately withdraw its military troops out of Crimea and the Black Sea Fleet to their places of permanent deployment as it is backed by certain basic agreements between Ukraine and Russia. Ukrainian navy headquarters was and is going to stay in Sevastopol. As for the National Guard, a few days ago, more than 40,000 people have already signed up and volunteered for the military commissariat,” Tenyukh said.”


  17. 65 Dudette
    March 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Soooo this twitter name tells me I’ve missed something potentially. Intriguing…

  18. 72 Nena20409
    March 16, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Someone mentioned CNN an the Toy Plane.

    In Technicolor……The lemon went there.

  19. 75 Linda
    March 16, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    MSNBC has also taken to using props for their missing plane coverage…..Someone just showed a string attached to a balloon .


    • 76 desertflower
      March 16, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      The dumbed down in America evidently need these props to “see” what may have taken place…brain can no longer handle working without someone else’s pictures….

  20. 77 Dudette
    March 16, 2014 at 3:07 pm

  21. 78 Allison
    March 16, 2014 at 3:09 pm

  22. 79 MightyPamela
    March 16, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    “Some people feel the rain, others just get wet”…

  23. March 16, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Really weird …

  24. March 16, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    “The Pentagon is proposing dramatic increases in spending for underwater pods to store drone submarines and a variety of other seaborne drones and surveillance technology, another example of the military’s shift toward the Pacific, newly released budget documents show.

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is stepping up its research on several programs, including doubling its planned spending on the Hydra program, an underwater “truck” that would carry unmanned submarines and aerial drones. The DARPA budget released last week shows planned spending for Hydra would rise from $14.9 million in the current fiscal year to $29.9 million next year…..”

    A post on ‘Hdyra’ I did a while back

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic


  25. 87 africa
    March 16, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Crimea vote 93%

  26. 89 globalcitizenlinda
    March 16, 2014 at 3:19 pm

  27. 90 Allison
    March 16, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Hi Bobfr, thank you for the updates on Ukraine.

    Do you think the info that Snowden gave to Putin is one of the reasons why he thinks he can be so belligerent?

    • March 16, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      You’re welcome, Allison.

      No. I don’t think what FSB agent Snowden revealed has anything material to do with Putin’s behavior. He saw his ‘Eurasian’ fantasy being threatened and, ironically, everything he’s done the past several weeks has ensured his fantasy will never materialize. He’s isolated Russia and now has other member states of his ‘Federation’ very concerned, as well as lots of his citizens really upset. Will not end well for #TzarVlad. Only issue is how many people are going to die in the process. That’s the history yet to be written ….

  28. 94 globalcitizenlinda
    March 16, 2014 at 3:22 pm

  29. 96 globalcitizenlinda
    March 16, 2014 at 3:29 pm

  30. March 16, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Afternoon all.

    Serious question:

    • 98 Layla
      March 16, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      I think he has a split personality. The first one is a dumb fuck and the second a dangerous dumb fuck!

    • 100 Nena20409
      March 16, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      No Matter. No Matter.

      If one has overtly critical opinions to opine, then a Mic is before the DC/NY pundit and they roll the Tape……or is it the digit. I can’t get the term right.

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  33. 112 africa
    March 16, 2014 at 3:42 pm

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  35. 114 desertflower
    March 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Off to tutor….hold down the fort:)

  36. 115 Nerdy Wonka
    March 16, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    They really are desperate.

  37. 120 Dudette
    March 16, 2014 at 3:51 pm

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  39. 124 africa
    March 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    • 125 nospin
      March 16, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      africa – BWD has it down on this one and this is what Dems need to understand. Unless VPBiden is on future ballots, they will have to give me a reason to vote for them. Not being a republican isn’t a good enough reason.

  40. 126 HZ
    March 16, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Bobfr, thank you for all of the information that you give all of us regarding the Ukraine situation. You are a brilliant mind worth being close in your presence here on TOD. TY, TY, and TY, Bobfr.HZ

    • 127 Layla
      March 16, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      Yes HZ, thank God for Bob!!!! He has a calming effect on me with his broad knowledge of events!

      • 128 HZ
        March 16, 2014 at 4:12 pm

        Hi, my lovely Layla. It is so wonderful to see you. I thought of you so much, but I am also so grateful that my thought-energy was in a good place to be able to be here and see you again. Thank you my beautiful Layla. I hope you are doing well.

        Yes, Bobfr give my spirit that ‘calming effect’ as well. There is so much to digest for such a set of important and difficult issues. HZ

    • 131 jacquelineoboomer
      March 16, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      WORD! How are you this fine Sunday, HZ?

      • 132 HZ
        March 16, 2014 at 4:20 pm

        Great, jacquelineoboomer!!!! And I hope that all is well in your space. It is a glorious joy to be present in my space and to know that we all are still working to help complete the beautiful circle of goodness alongside of our brilliant and gifted POTUS. What a joy, Jacqueline ‘O.

        It is a lovely Sunday afternoon. Getting ready to make a pot of one of my favorite teas and sip slowly as I catch up on some reading and sending out cards to some dear friends.HZ

    • March 16, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      Thank you so much, HZ!!! Very kind of you.

      #FORWARD Together

  41. 136 jacquelineoboomer
    March 16, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Saw a reminder that, on Tuesday, President Obama will award the Medal of Honor to those 24 combat veterans of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, “recently determined to be eligible following a legally mandated review.” That will be heartwarming, and long past time!

  42. March 16, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Their factually inaccurate headlines and much of the text in their ‘reporting’ totally distort the nature of what has happened in Crimea during the past 20 hours ….

  43. 141 anniebella
    March 16, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    In China, Michelle Obama to stay firmly Mom in chief mode. Mrs. Obama trip will be front page news in China. Mrs. Obama will visit with students and schools and take her daughters to see the famous Terracotta Warriors. The fact that Mrs. Obama is bringing her daughters and Mother, Chinese are very big on three generations under one roof. There is no better surrogate for a President over seas then their spouse said Anita McBride who was chief of staff to Laura Bush. McBride said Obama visit with China first Lady Peng Liyuan can send a powerful diplomatic message. Mrs. Obama can just be who she is and it’s a win. She doesn’t have to carry a tough message said Dan Blumenthal. This was a few lines from a article I read about FLOTUS up coming trip to China. I am not good at posting anything due I would post that article. I am looking forward to FLOTUS visit to China.

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