Welcome Home, President Obama

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One at St. Lucie International Airport, Fort Pierce, Florida, on a return trip to Washington, D.C.

Barack Obama,  Scott Van Duzer

Barack Obama, Scorr Van Duzer

President Barack Obama talks to Scott Van Duzer on the tarmac of St. Lucie International Airport before boarding Air Force One in Fort Pierce, Florida


Remember Scott? πŸ™‚


Barack Obama


That sound you hear is Chips mom rightfully yelling: STOP RUNNING DOWN THE STEPS πŸ˜‰

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama holds onto the hand rail as he nearly slips on the steps during his arrival on Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base


Nice recovery, Mr. President. Chips mom thanks you. πŸ™‚

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House from Marine One, as he returns from Florida

Barack Obama, Terri Bonoff

President Barack Obama greets Minnesota State Senator Terri Bonoff, D-Minnetonka, left, mother of White House aide Joe Paulsen

Barack Obama, Terri Bonoff

111 Responses to “Welcome Home, President Obama”

  1. March 29, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Welcome home Indeed! Great pics, NW.

  2. 20 GGail
    March 29, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Thanks NW

    • 21 99ts
      March 29, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      Did you catch our big WIN GGail? And yes – it is done and dusted. You’ll have to wait till next time to learn the finer points of the game. πŸ™‚

      • 22 GGail
        March 29, 2015 at 8:14 pm

        Good morning 99ts! yes I saw the big win by you Aussie’s, Congratulations and yes, I am sooooooo glad it’s over. My heart is heavy that I didn’t master the finer points of the game…(whew!) πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • 24 Nerdy Wonka
      March 29, 2015 at 8:27 pm

      You’re welcome, GGail. πŸ™‚

  3. 25 Judith Fardig
    March 29, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Hi Nath and GGail. Happy to see you up there and glad that President Obama got to relax a tiny bit this weekend!

    • 26 GGail
      March 29, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      Hello Judith, good to see ya πŸ™‚

    • March 29, 2015 at 8:31 pm

      Thanks so much Judith. It’s indeed a pleasure to share top spot with the great GGail. How is Portland? Although I’ve been gone for a long time, I still treasure the lovely time I spent in Oregon: four years in Portland and two years in Eugene.

      • 29 Judith Fardig
        March 29, 2015 at 8:44 pm

        Nath, you would not believe how gorgeous Portland has been this winter into spring. We went on a walk today in Tryon Creek Park and saw trillium, California poppies, and lots of other blooming trees and flowers. I almost feel guilty since so much of the rest of the country has been suffering from either drought like you Californians or freezing cold and snow in the Northeast.

  4. 30 taiping1
    March 29, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I thought Governor O’Malley was supposed to be an alternative to Hillary. If he thinks the way to succeed is to bash President Obama he suffers from poor advisors and poor judgment. To think that a governor of a small state has the temerity to call the President’s foreign policy a failure is astounding.

  5. 36 vcprezofan2
    March 29, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    I guess negtiators are sleeping now….. but will be back at it in a few hours

  6. March 29, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    LOL, there is NO waaaaaay Mammy Chips is seeing that pic!!! Thanks a trazillion Nerdy, still sipping champagne after the Ireesh beat Poland 1-1 πŸ˜•

  7. 46 Nerdy Wonka
    March 29, 2015 at 8:26 pm

  8. 53 amk for obama
    March 29, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    and I am outta here.

  9. 55 Nerdy Wonka
    March 29, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Another couple on my TL who found each other through Twitter and are now happily ever after. Yay!!!!!

  10. 57 amk for obama
    March 29, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    danny’s avatar

  11. March 29, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Found in spam:

    I need your guidance as to whether or not taking 4 classes (Karuna Reiki, Drumming class, and Crystal Healing both beginning and intermediate level) would be too much emotionally for a person to take.

    Any advice? πŸ˜•

  12. 67 Judith Fardig
    March 29, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Come to my neighborhood! We have coyotes running all over, trying to snatch chickens and kitties.

  13. 69 Nena20409
    March 29, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Congrats Nath on your Au ⭐
    Thank you for this post, NW.
    I especially love the way you finessed the Pictorial, documenting the awesome Kool POTUS, without missing a step 🍸

  14. March 29, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    cool ….

  15. 75 Nena20409
    March 29, 2015 at 8:55 pm

  16. 76 amk for obama
    March 29, 2015 at 8:57 pm


  17. 78 Jeff
    March 29, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    I know I posted a video of this before but it was pretty late at night and I’m not sure if anyone watched it. It’s sad that the media hardly reports what’s going on in Israel besides pretty much white washing everything.

  18. March 29, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Please read this, everyone ….

    The world is ignoring Netanyahu
    To ensure that the national, religious or private demon of a single person or couple will not send Israel to oblivion, a completely different leadership is necessary here.
    By Amir Oren | Mar. 30, 2015 | 3:35 AM


    “The crux of the matter is not the leader’s political platform, but his character and personality. If he is arrogant, yet squashable, the damage is particularly harsh.

    The testimonies heard last week in the case against Netanyahu and others by Meni Naftali, the ex-chief caretaker of the prime minister’s residence, were illuminating. The residence, which should be a prime example of labor relations in a country that brags about closing income gaps, was a sign of polarization and alienation between masters and servants. The latter – to whom most of Netanyahu’s voting pool belongs, until they get to know him – are held in the rickety, dependent status of contract workers. If they dare complain about the harm to their rights, they will be crushed by the steamroller that carries out his words, like an attorney defending a rape suspect by trying to prove that the victim is a wanton seductress while their client is a virtuous hermit.

    When Squadron Leader Robert Lee Scott, Jr. described his World War II battle antics in his book β€œGod is my Copilot,” nobody imagined that a copilot could take out his captain and 144 passengers and be revealed as the Devil.

    A government, in essence, is no different from a machine flown by a person who is liable to go crazy. Tight supervision by a responsible team is required, of the type that prevented Netanyahu from taking off for Tehran. It would be a delusion to suffice, like in U.S. nuclear submarines, with two keys, because the deputy is liable to be too weak – or the source of evil itself.”


  19. March 29, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    OMG! PBO finally heard my Ma!!!!!

  20. March 29, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Hope you all enjoy this as much as I do ….

    bbl ….

  21. March 29, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Will be running against Toomey in 2016

  22. March 29, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    I want the loud voices that have been raised in defense of equality to be just as loud against Voter Suppression…These draconian laws are enacted by legislators who were elected into office…we must see the connection…

    • March 29, 2015 at 11:40 pm

      I am with you, PF! These voter suppression laws, which have been given a green light by the majority right wingers on the U.S. Supreme Court, are a 21st century version of the disfranchisement laws enacted by former confederate sates following the overthrow of Reconstruction and the triumph of white supremacy. Just as white supremacists in South Carolina, Mississippi, etc., realized that they couldn’t restore, and sustain, white supremacy, so long as African Americans were free to exercise their right to vote; today’s white supremacist Republicans also realize that they can’t maintain white supremacy so long as Blacks, Latinos, and young people of all races who are not racist, are allowed to vote without any restrictions. As far as I am concerned, voter IDs requirements are the 21st century version of the Jim Crow era Poll-tax and Literacy requirements. On the surface they appear to be color-blind, but in reality they are aimed at disfranchising a great many poor Blacks, poor Latinos, and young college students of all races. Sadly, very few people know the history of the overthrow of Reconstruction after the Civil War and the “Triumph of White Supremacy,” which ushered in the “Jim Crow” era.

      • March 30, 2015 at 5:32 am

        thank you for you commentary Nath…i believe that the reason why there is very little outrage is because of the systemic nature of racism…disenfranchising blk folks is as American as apple pie…The GOP and the forces that they represent have waged a coordinated attack against workers’ rights…women’s rights…etc…you would think that the DEMs would be waging a coordinated counter attack around these Middle Class issues…but they are not…one has to wonder why…and then you have the two Dem candidates who will be running for the Presidency attack the President who has accomplished so very much for the middle class…what is wrong with this picture.

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