Kids Love President Obama


President Barack Obama leans over to allow Caleb Edwin, right, touch his hair during his visits to a first grade classroom at Gen. Clarence Tinker elementary school at MacDill Air Force Base




President Barack Obama reaches over to touch the spiked hair on Blake Diego, during his visits to a first grade class at Gen. Clarence Tinker elementary school at MacDill Air Force Base






105 Responses to “Kids Love President Obama”

  1. September 17, 2014 at 4:38 pm

  2. September 17, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Thanks a gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazillion Nerdy, gorgeous photos!!

  3. September 17, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    We just got back from a naturalization ceremony at the Hoover Presidential Library just down the road here in eastern Iowa. I always heard that you should go to at least one of these ceremonies b/c it’s very inspiring – and that proved very true! It also happens to be Constitution Day, so it was a good dose of patriotism. We liked the speeches, the music, and the general happy atmosphere all around. There were 77 new citizens from 30 countries. Mr. Muscatinegal said he liked the recorded welcome message from POTUS the best of all the speeches, of course. 🙂

  4. 24 Nena20409
    September 17, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Exquisitely Breathtaking!

    Fantastic Photos NW…..you are hitting off the Park. Kaboooooom!

    Au ⭐ to MomSense 😉

  5. 25 Nena20409
    September 17, 2014 at 4:49 pm

  6. 26 Nena20409
    September 17, 2014 at 4:50 pm

  7. September 17, 2014 at 5:04 pm


    Why filibuster a nominee with unanimous support?

    By Steve Benen


    John Bass’ becoming ambassador to Turkey didn’t take nearly as long – he only waited about 100 days – but the fact he, too, enjoyed unanimous support raises the question of why he couldn’t have been confirmed sooner in light of Turkey’s geo-strategic significance.

    The answer, of course, is that Senate Republicans’ feelings were hurt when Senate Democrats restored minority rule on nomination votes, which may seem ridiculous, but which happens to be true.



  8. September 17, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Nicole Wallace sez that everybody including zombies and vampires hates obama and…

  9. September 17, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Raise your hand if you give a damn what Nicole Wallace sez……….just what I thought.
    I rest my case.

    • 38 dotster3
      September 17, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      No one with any sense does, but the sad thing is she has been given the opportunity to have her idiotic remarks sent out to the masses in teevee land—–as if they mattered.

      • 39 donna dem 4 obama
        September 17, 2014 at 6:18 pm

        That shows gets less than 1 million viewers each day and that’s a stretch. If I polled 10 people I know I would probably get one that even knows that this show exists. Most people work during the day and don’t watch this stuff.

  10. September 17, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Veto proof too!

  11. September 17, 2014 at 5:23 pm

  12. September 17, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Afternoon everyone, I’m back (I think). I’ve been stressed a bit the past few days, so laid low and tried to avoid stressors—which means avoiding the idiotic news media. Feel a bit better now, and we should know more next week as to whether/when the missus will care for my ex-sister-in-law, which would mean, finally, full time work.

    • 43 57andfemale
      September 17, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      I was just going to inquire about your whereabouts.

      • September 17, 2014 at 5:37 pm

        Relaxing and dealing with my HVAC.

        So allow me to vent about my vents. Half the time that I press the shiny button to turn on my central a/c, the compressor doesn’t kick in, so I just get warm air. By the time I do manage to trip the compressor, the house is a furnace. So, had a tech come out yesterday. Compressor is fine, capacitor is fine, everything is operating within normal parameters. And, of course, when he got to the house, the a/c turned on fine. We’re surmising that it’s a safety that gets tripped, but that should only happen if I turn off the a/c and then turn it back on 2 or 3 minutes later. There have been times that the a/c has been off for 2 or 3 HOURS and the compressor still doesn’t fire up. My tech yesterday couldn’t explain it. So someone who’s been around the block a bit more than he has will be coming out Friday morning to see if he can solve the mystery.

  13. September 17, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Wtf is going on with these people?

    • 46 anniebella
      September 17, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      You have got to be kidding.

    • 48 hopefruit2
      September 17, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      Jovie…there are 700 domestic/child abuse cases in the NFL…do you want to post ALL 700 of them here?

      And by the way – most of the 700 are not Black…so if all 50 Blacks are discovered, that leaves 650 non-Blacks. So carry on….and tell us when you get tired…

      Also, you can start posting pics of all the priests who are molesting little boys as we speak…

      • September 17, 2014 at 6:05 pm

        Ya after all it’s all my fault that these players are fucking up! Lol lmao

        • September 17, 2014 at 6:16 pm

          Some of you here should hear yourselves?
          Coming to the defense of the indefensible.
          I don’t care if they’re black, White or fucking purple with blue stripes. They fucked up and they are in positions of power. Isn’t that part of domestic violence. When a significant other has a position of power over the other? The only way to stop it is disclosure.

          • September 17, 2014 at 6:27 pm

            Jovie, I had vowed to stay out of this, but……

            As far as I can see, no one is defending any of these men, simply contrasting the media focus on them as opposed to the likes of Judge Mark Fuller. Don’t you see that?

            I said before, I’d like to see Rice and Peterson serve serious time, I think they’re contemptible, but the case of Fuller is actually more serious (not the offenses, the handling of them) because he is a friggin’ judge who had his charges expunged because of who he ****ing is.

            And has the national media given even 1% of the coverage to his case that it has to Rice, Peterson, etc?

            Of course not.

            That’s the issue Jovie, so please be a little more sensitive to it.

            • September 17, 2014 at 6:31 pm

              Nobody knows who fuller is these guys are famous and have serious implications for our youth.
              They’re very influential.
              I am not going to argue with you bc you’re prolly getting emails about this …
              And I don’t want to be blamed do I’ll stop posting articles about child abuse and domestic violence.

              • September 17, 2014 at 6:37 pm

                Well, if the media was doing its job and not obsessed by celebrity, all of America would know who Fuller is – and they should.

                A wife-beating judge who escapes justice?

                That should be front page news everywhere.

                But I worry too about the impact on their young fans of Rice, Peterson, etc, and found it beyond depressing to see fans still proudly wearing Rice’s shirt – that’s too grim for words. But if they get the punishment they deserve, then maybe those fans will finally get it that behavior like that will cost you – big time.

                PS Not getting any emails, we deal with stuff here 😉

                • 55 hopefruit2
                  September 17, 2014 at 7:57 pm

                  If that judge had black skin, you betcha – his face would be plastered on every media outlet, every tweet and every opening segment on various political shows. Not only that, but there would be calls from every corner of the media and government for Pres Obama and/or Eric Holder to publicly condemn this federal judge’s acts and to see to it that he faces justice swiftly and appropriately.

          • September 17, 2014 at 6:42 pm

            We are not defending anyone who commits acts of violence/abuse against others. And you can’t point to any evidence that we are doing or have done that.

            However, we have every right to point out when the media have selectively focused on these cases where the perpetrators have been Black. And I couldn’t help but notice how quickly you rushed to the media’s defense when I pointed out their focus was not so much on the violent acts or the victims, but rather on the “race” of the perpetrators which created this whole narrative about Black families and how they discipline their children.

            I don’t recall you (or the media) being so upset about or obsessed with this NHL girlfriend abuse case last year? And this happened less than a year ago. If you can point me to where you posted tweet after tweet or made several comments in one day condemning the alleged perpetrator – then I stand corrected and will take back what I just said.

            There are several other abuse cases that others like amk, Nathkatun7, Nena, etc have pointed out and you had absolutely nothing to say about them when they were first brought to light.

  14. September 17, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    I know you’ve all been waiting for my opinion on Scottish independence.

  15. September 17, 2014 at 5:41 pm

  16. 59 JER
    September 17, 2014 at 5:54 pm

  17. September 17, 2014 at 5:55 pm

  18. 64 FoxfireTX
    September 17, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    For all of the attacks on PBO’s strategy for ISIL the last couple of months, I have not heard ONE alternative option that has any more chance of success than what he is doing from either politicians or the so called “experts”. There are only three alternatives here: PBO’s plan, send in our ground troops and we know how well that worked out in Irag, or do nothing and wait for another 9/11 to happen. PBO is the smartest man in the room and knows full well that the odds of success are not in his favor on this. Moreover, this is NOT how he wanted to spend his second term. But he takes his responsibility to protect the US seriously so chose the best of the three bad options. Would the antiwar folks really just let ISIL be until they have the resources to mount an attack on the US? Guess so. Would the McCains really want to risk thousands of more our troops lives for a battle they cannot win? I guess so, as long as it’s not their kids dying. In the meantime, little by little there is progress. The Iraqis took back their University from ISIL today, Indonesia arrested 7 suspected ISIL terrorists, and Australia is conducting the largest anti-terrorist raid in its history. Countries are responding.

    As to the troops, not only is it the thousands of soldiers thrilled to see PBO, but you could see the mutual respect between General Austin and PBO in their interaction today. The media continues with their BS despite all evidence to the contrary. End of rant:-)

    • 65 FoxfireTX
      September 17, 2014 at 5:59 pm

      Oh, and I am sooooo glad that John Kerry is our SoS for this endeavor. I have a very hard time picturing Hillary being nearly as effective as he is.

      • September 17, 2014 at 6:33 pm

        Agree with both comments. People need to check themselves as they haven’t a clue on how to deal with this issue. PBO has all evidence needed to make the informed decisions, and as Senator Boxer said, he is deliberative and cautious. Ditto for SOS Kerry.

    • September 17, 2014 at 6:08 pm

      Outstanding comment, Foxfire!!!

      • 68 carolyn
        September 17, 2014 at 6:20 pm

        Agree with you both on John Kerry! He is SOS the right half of the Obama administration. He is strong and patient, and understands diplomacy. Every time I think that the idiot GWB defeated him…….I cringe. I console myself by realizing that he was made for this job at this time.

        • 69 FoxfireTX
          September 17, 2014 at 6:42 pm

          So agree Carolyn. Everything happens for a reason. And while I still wish he had defeated GWB, we might not have had PBO for a president if Kerry had won that election. Also, I’m not sure that he isn’t happiest in the role he currently occupies. He indeed is made for it.

          • 70 Betsy
            September 17, 2014 at 9:27 pm

            I think if Kerry had won in 2004, PBO would have run in 2012 for his first term, and we’d get until 2020 before PBO would leave!! Wouldn’t that have been wonderful? Oh well, what’s done, is done.

      • 71 FoxfireTX
        September 17, 2014 at 6:58 pm

        Thanks Bob but just a rant. It is so easy to criticize when you are allowed to do so without providing an alternative. This is what is happening. From my perspective, if you don’t have anything substantive to add, just the hell up:-) I suspect every single one of those senators is so happy they are not in PBO’s position having to deal with this. But of course, it doesn’t stop them from criticizing. In the meantime, thank you again for keeping us all updated on Ukraine. You are a force for knowledge!

  19. September 17, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    As soon as the nfl gets a grip on these players then I’ll stop posting news.
    After all, they’re in positions of power and have many sponsors.
    Directtv is in the process of negotiating with the nfl a 1.4 billion dollar annual tv fee.
    So it’s important that these players stop fucking up.
    That is all!!!

  20. 73 JER
    September 17, 2014 at 6:14 pm

  21. September 17, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Vlad really needs to stop making more enemies, because these dudes are on the way ‘home’ …..

    “ISIS has two centers of power, Gorevoy says, the main Iraqi one and the shadowy Syrian one. Most reportage has focused on the former and largely ignored the latter. “Why? Because almost all of its leadership without exception are people from the Soviet Union,” who “speak Russian,” and who know “about all our realities.””

    Have zero doubt that President Obama is fully aware of these realities and has been so for quite some time …

    • 75 carolyn
      September 17, 2014 at 6:24 pm

      One of the things I admire most about PBO is that he is a realist. He is also optimistic and hopeful, but he has a strong core of realism that works with what is. His grasp of the international situation is second to none. He and Kerry together understand what’s happening, and pipsqueaks like Corker should not even be allowed to speak.

  22. 77 JER
    September 17, 2014 at 6:23 pm

  23. September 17, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    “Make no mistake: this isn’t over. This is just the end of the beginning of the start of the opening act. Ukrainians will suffer, Ukrainians will die, but one day Ukrainians will be free. Free as other nations, who rose to fight for their freedom, for their nation, for their future. But just like France in Algeria, Serbia in Croatia, Russia in Poland, Russia in Estonia, Russia in Finland, Russia in Latvia, Russia in Georgia, Russia in Lithuania, Russia in Azerbaijan, Russia in Chechnya and now Russia for a fourth time in a century in Ukraine (after 1917-1920, 1932-1933 and 1943-1953) will resort to the worst to keep Ukrainians enslaved. And if in cold and dark days ahead Ukrainians near despair they should remember the words of Winston Churchill, which ring true even today in the face Putin’s aggression: “You have committed every crime under the sun. Where you have been the least resisted there you have been the most brutal. We will have no truce or parley with you, or the grisly gang who work your wicked will. You do your worst and we will do our best. We shall never turn from our purpose, however sombre the road, however grievous the cost, because we know that out of this time of trial and tribulation will be born a new freedom and glory for all mankind.””

  24. 79 dotster3
    September 17, 2014 at 6:24 pm

  25. September 17, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Well glory Be…

  26. September 17, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Love this Kid:-)

  27. September 17, 2014 at 6:43 pm


  28. September 17, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    The argument you’re making is the media should unformed the public who Judge fuller is ?
    My argument is: everybody already knows who these nfl stars are, and many kids including black kids have Jerseys with the last names on them.
    Pretty sure no jerseys in America have Judge Fuller on them. Also, many kids pretend they’re these nfl players in the playground.
    Thus the influence is much different and on a larger scale.

    • September 17, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      But I don’t disagree about the influence, on kids especially, of sports stars, etc. I think back to – sorry Nerdy and LL – the Chelsea captain John Terry calling an opponent a “f**king black c**t”, a racism charge on which he was acquitted, despite admitting he used the words. And so he became an even bigger hero for racist scumbags. Just as Rice has become an even bigger hero for some who think that woman got what she deserved and reckon violence against women is no big deal.

      So I don’t blame the media for reporting on the likes of Rice and Peterson, it’s part of their job, but you reckon they should only focus on people whose names appear on the back of shirts? And not wife-beating judges who escape justice because of who they are? There can’t be many bigger scandals than that.

      • September 17, 2014 at 7:07 pm

        Like I said no kids strive to be old white senile judges.
        The potential for harm to our youth on the nfl stars is a big deal.
        Kids who think that it’s ok to beat wives and abuse children bc the players they want to be like, say it’s ok and without any punishment?

        • September 17, 2014 at 7:10 pm

          But old white senile judges dispense ‘justice’ in America – and there’s your problem with men like Fuller. Would you like a man like him to be judging you if were an African American, a woman, etc? There aren’t many bigger deals than that.

          • September 17, 2014 at 7:18 pm

            A deeply unpleasant man!

          • September 17, 2014 at 7:21 pm

            Come on… one case being ignored should not effect the others!
            Tye others are being scrutinized not bc they’re black, but bc of the influence they have on our youth.
            And it’s just not sexy for our media to go after an old white senile judge that nobody knows.
            It’s what society what’s to know and hear about.
            And these players represent money and influence .
            As far as the judge goes, maybe the media should report him…. But it doesn’t have any value to the other cases being scrutinized.

            • September 17, 2014 at 7:54 pm

              Come on… one case being ignored should not effect the others!

              This is not just one case being ignored. This is one EXAMPLE of the numerous cases involving white perpetrators that are routinely ignored by the media. And this is a particularly glaring example, as Chips pointed out for the reasons that she stated.

              If the MSM’s “concern” as they (and you claim) are REALLY about abuse, then this case should be HIGH on your radar – in fact it should be at the top of your list of things to tweet, post and comment about.

              And the fact that it isn’t – is what gives us pause….

      • September 17, 2014 at 7:14 pm

        GQ had John-o as one of the 25 biggest assholes in world sports. When I read again his racist comment, I admit I had to cringe. But, yeah, I can’t excuse that.

  29. September 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Welp, it was bound to happen.

  30. September 17, 2014 at 7:06 pm

  31. September 17, 2014 at 7:07 pm

  32. September 17, 2014 at 7:08 pm


    Remarks by the President at MacDill Air Force Base

    Tampa, Florida – September 17, 2014


    If there is a hurricane, if there is a typhoon, if there is some sort of crisis, if there is an earthquake, if there’s a need for a rescue mission, when the world is threatened, when the world needs help, it calls on America. Even the countries that complain about America — (laughter) — when they need help, who do they call? They call us. And then America calls on you.
    This is a moment of American leadership, and thanks to you, it is a moment that we are going to meet. And I will keep standing up for your interests and for our security, and for the human rights and dignity of people wherever they live. And we’re going to keep on working with our allies and partners to take out the terrorists who threaten us wherever they hide. Because in stark contrast to those who only know how to kill and maim and tear down, we keep on building up and offering a future of progress and hope. And like the generations before us, we’re willing to defend this country we love. We’re willing to help others on this planet that we share. We’re protected by patriots like you. And for all those reasons, the United States of America will remain the greatest force for freedom that the world has ever known.



  33. September 17, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    President Obama could not be more clear that he is pursuing a very different strategy than GWB/Cheney …

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