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Memories…..

President-elect Barack Obama, Michelle and their daughters Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, arrive on stage during his election night party at Grant Park in Chicago, Tuesday night, Nov. 4, 2008


140 Responses to “Memories…..”


    • November 4, 2015 at 3:26 pm

      Thank you Chips. The best night ever. I cried until I had no tears left.

      • 3 jackiegrumbacher
        November 4, 2015 at 3:39 pm

        I’m with you, Jackie. Seeing the images of the Obamas on that glorious night is like looking at a family album and reviewing the great highlights and joys of your life. The unique gift that both PBO and FLOTUS have is the ability to make you feel that you’ve known them all your life and are reconnecting with a part of yourself or a member of your family. I have NEVER felt that way about anyone else in public office.

        • 4 jacquelineoboomer
          November 4, 2015 at 6:20 pm

          Let’s make it three named Jackie in a row, celebrating that night! My friend and I were keeping an open phone line, waiting for the final election results. When we heard, we both started sobbing into our phones. We couldn’t believe it. My oldest granddaughter was visiting that week, and I remember she hugged me. Four years later, when I heard he won again, I was totally emotional – almost like the first time. Coincidentally, same granddaughter was visiting again, and she looked at me with a smile, and said, “Crying? AGAIN?” If I’m remembering correctly, my other dear friend CanadaBarb was on a cruise ship the night of the second election, and she called me from the ship, so we could cry together. In many ways, we’ve been near tears about him, ever since. 🙂 #Memories

  1. November 4, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    One of the greatest days of my life. (Well, until I get married – which I now can, thanks in part to two justices whom this guy appointed!)

  2. November 4, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Good Afternoon, Everyone 😉

    I remember that night like it was yesterday 🙂

  3. 14 kid kanga
    November 4, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    So much emotion on that night, i doubt we’ll be able to forget it in our lifetimes. We literally were on the brink of utter and complete collapse in this country. if that election had gone for mclame i shudder to think of where we would be today.

    Also too, the girls have sure grown, and PBO’s hair has greyed, but FLOTUS seems to be aging backwards!

  4. 15 mittromesia
    November 4, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Can someone explain to me how to post a tweet in this form? Please. I have a good one.

    • 16 vcprezofan2
      November 4, 2015 at 3:27 pm

      Click on the time of the tweet and it will show up in another tab.
      Copy the URL (“address”) of the tab.
      Paste it here.

      …. I think. 😉

  5. November 4, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    *********************************************
    Although Human Rights are enshrined in the constitution …we always have to fight to make sure that America lives up to words in the document…..
    creating laws that take away human rights should be unconstitutional

  6. 18 jackiegrumbacher
    November 4, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Here’s another small window on the never ending, democracy-hating chutzpuh of Republicans. Last night, we were sad to see that a truly solid Dem candidate for one of our county borough supervisor races had lost by ONE vote to an extremist R nutcase. From the jubilation on the GOP side, you would have thought their guy had won in a landslide. Well today the absentee ballots were counted and it turns our our candidate won by FIVE votes. And guess who’s trying to call ‘foul’ by saying that these legal absentee ballots should not be counted? All voting results are certified on Friday by a bipartisan election committee and these sore losers are determined to raise a ruckus. After all, the national Republican candidates have shown them that whining and throwing loud tantrums gets you what you want.

  7. November 4, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    • 30 jackiegrumbacher
      November 4, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      Oh, Pf, you’re killing me here. I can’t look at or hear this without breaking down. So much joy and hope were wrapped into that one night it was as if we were all young again and life was full of wonderful possibilities. Our daughter works in DC and she told us that even the air seemed magical on the days after PBO got elected.

    • 31 kid kanga
      November 4, 2015 at 4:24 pm

      i don’t think i should be watching this at work… hard to keep it together even 7 yrs later!

    • 32 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      November 4, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      THESE WILL NEVER BE MEMORIES…THEY ARE A CONSTANT FOR ME…………………..THESE ARE THE BEST TIMES FOR AMERICA…A GREAT PRESIDENT AND FIRST FAMILY……………………….WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FOLLOW THIS !

  8. November 4, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    • 34 jackiegrumbacher
      November 4, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      Bye, bye National Geographic. You had a great life while it lasted. Condolences to your family and friends. They will miss you.

  9. November 4, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Courage, mes amis.

    • 38 jackiegrumbacher
      November 4, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      Of course he would. A Republican Kentucky governor is not news and he may end up alienating enough people into voting for a Dem rep or two–at least at the state level. Having a majority Dem Supreme Court in a critical state like PA with a tenure of at least ten years and a new census coming up in 2020 is a big behemoth of of a deal.

  10. November 4, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Marco Rubio’s Immigration Reversal Is Complete: He Promises To Deport Dreamers
    BY ESTHER YU-HSI LEE NOV 4, 2015 3:21PM

    long, long time ago, Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) got on the Senate floor and made a heartwarming speech about giving millions of undocumented immigrants the chance at a pathway to citizenship before casting a decisive vote on a comprehensive immigration reform bill that he helped craft. As many bills do in a contentious, bicameral Congress, the bill died. Wounded from defeat, Rubio retreated from his own bill, stating that he’s learned his lesson, sharply tipping his support instead towards improving border security measures and piecemeal legislation.

    Now as a Republican presidential contender in a field dominated by candidates supporting mass deportation and the end to birthright citizenship (currently a constitutional right granted to kids born on U.S. soil), Rubio wants it known that he will end the only protection that some undocumented immigrants have — the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was created through executive action in 2012 by President Obama. The executive action has since granted temporary deportation relief and work authorization to as many as 680,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children.

    During a Young Professionals event in Manchester, New Hampshire, Rubio said that he would eventually end the DACA program, even if Congress didn’t act on a permanent legislative fix, according to at least two reporters, MSNBC’s Benjy Sarlin and The Guardian’s Sabrina Siddiqui.

    http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2015/11/04/3719376/marco-rubio-daca/

    • 40 FoxfireTX
      November 4, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      He had to do this with Trump coming after him. Rubio is Trump’s latest target. I must say, I am becoming more fond of The Donald every day! I do not think he will be the nominee, but he will not go quietly. By the time he is finished, I suspect every single R candidate will have been rendered unelectable by The Donald:-) The one candidate sitting out there that worries me the most is Cruz. He is as smart as he is sleazy, and he is quietly making a path for himself and trying to stay out of Trump’s gunsights. While I would like to think that any D candidate could take him down, I am not exactly trusting of the electorate at this point. Cruz should not be taken lightly. He is a very dangerous politician with NO morals or ethics.

      • 41 jackiegrumbacher
        November 4, 2015 at 5:02 pm

        Firefox, the biggest thing Cruz has going against him, aside from his crazy ideas, is that he is physically repellent. I have not met a single female who does not shudder with distaste at the sight of him and women make up an actual majority of the electorate. I know this sounds petty, but it is a visceral truth.

        • 42 FoxfireTX
          November 4, 2015 at 5:20 pm

          I hope you’re correct Jackie but he concerns me. He is building a heck of a following here in the south, and he has raised a ton of money. And I truly believe he is dangerous because he simply has no principles whatsoever. The only thing the man cares about is power.

          • 43 vcprezofan2
            November 4, 2015 at 5:40 pm

            Foxfire, you are not the only one who has cast a side eye on Cruz, watching what he’s doing while seeming to be not doing much. If you haven’t read this Smartypants article from about a week ago, you should. Nancy seems to agree with you that Cruz is making a path for himself on the sly.

            ” // ……………………

            Here’s what Nick Corasaniti reported earlier this month:
            For every county in the first four voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada, the Cruz campaign has locked down county chairs in charge of not just lending their names to the campaign, but of spearheading outreach and organizing efforts…

            The focus on the ground game should come as no surprise, as the Cruz campaign has been heavily focused on building leadership teams…It has also focused on building issue-based teams in the early states, such as their “99 Iowa Pastors” initiative, which seeks to tap into the networks to build more grass-roots support.
            ………………………………………….

            The Kicker

            You might be thinking – as I have over these last few months – that Ted Cruz has made so many enemies in the Republican Party that he could never be their candidate. However, Jamelle Bouie outlines a possible path that depends on Trump and Carson dropping out – leaving Cruz as the insurgent champion to take on the the winner of the Bush/Rubio rivalry.

            But think about this as a back-up strategy: Lay low while the insurgent candidates stir things up. Don’t criticize the leaders – Trump and Carson – because they keep things volatile while the establishment candidates struggle to get their act together. Be ready with enough money to go the distance and start gathering up as many delegates as possible in the primaries. Even if that is not enough to get the nomination, it might position you very well if this whole mess ends up in a contested or brokered convention. At that point, you are well-positioned to play the role of kingmaker (or make other demands on the Party/candidate).

            Doesn’t that sound like exactly the kind of role Ted Cruz would craft for himself…all the attention for threatening to blow things up with none of the responsibility for cleaning up the mess?

            http://immasmartypants.blogspot.ca/2015/10/dubya-is-right-to-worry-about-cruz.html

            • 44 FoxfireTX
              November 4, 2015 at 6:14 pm

              Thanks for this VC, I had not seen it previously. But I have watched him here in TX and once again, I will repeat: This man truly is dangerous to our democracy. He will do or say anything if it furthers his efforts to elevate himself. He is the kind of man that would walk right by someone dying in the street without a passing glance. While I also find him personally repellent, it is his obsession with power that scares the daylights out of me. Anyone who underestimates him does so at his/her peril. I also suspect he may well be the smartest one in the bunch on a pure intellectual level. This–to my mind–makes him that much more despicable. To be given that gift of intellect to only use it to further your own power is just tragic.

              • 45 vcprezofan2
                November 4, 2015 at 6:44 pm

                ‘I also suspect he may well be the smartest one in the bunch on a pure intellectual level.’

                Evil smart, yes! Wasn’t he at one time a *star* member of the Harvard Debating Club, or am I thinking of the wrong Repub candidate? Anyhow, I do agree that even if he doesn’t come across in the senate as being very bright he shouldn’t be underestimated.

                Believe it or not, when PBO was visiting Jamaica I ran across an article in one of their news media that was quite complimentary of him, and it did give me pause. Among other things it said (if I remember correctly), he had a Jamaican roommate for several years and they’ve remained friends, including being godparents for each other’s children. Or something such. That in itself doesn’t mean much of course, but the overall positive tone of the piece truly surprised me. Like you, I see him as a dipstick who is cold and self-serving, and ……. creepy.

                • 46 FoxfireTX
                  November 4, 2015 at 7:47 pm

                  I read somewhere recently that he can come across as warm and charismatic in room full of people–find it hard to believe but that is the word. Apparently he made a bunch of videos that are up on YouTube to show him as a warm human being:-) And yes, he was the debating genius at Harvard. I never thought he would be elected here, even in crazy TX, but obviously I was wrong and that was the last time I will ever underestimate him. He’s got a plan, a strong organization and a ton of money. I actually would rather see Trump as the candidate because while I can’t stand him either, I don’t think he is evil in the same way I see Cruz.

                  • 47 vcprezofan2
                    November 4, 2015 at 7:59 pm

                    That article I read certainly described him as warm, kind, and intelligent and though I was taken aback the author had little reason to fabricate (they were neither politicians nor Americans – though they may have been businessmen).

                    ‘He’s got a plan, a strong organization and a ton of money.’

                    And he’s devious enough to prevail, given the fact that his Repub opponents are not themselves as smart. Sigh!

        • 48 SUEDUVALLSMITH
          November 4, 2015 at 5:24 pm

          YOU CAN PUT ME IN THERE TOO JACKIE….HE MAKES ME ILL……………………………..

    • 49 jackiegrumbacher
      November 4, 2015 at 4:58 pm

      I guess Rubio thinks the Latino vote will just come to him because of his name. It’s the same old assumption on the part of the arrogant that anyone who is not them is stupid.

      • 50 FoxfireTX
        November 4, 2015 at 5:22 pm

        I’m not sure that the Republican party understands that not all Latinos hold the same views. Both Cruz and Rubio are Cuban so of course they think they can pull the Hispanic electorate. But the vast majority of Hispanics in this country are not Cuban, and the Cubans have a totally different immigration situation. The only place their heritage may matter is in FL and Trump is kicking Rubio’s ass there.

  11. 51 GGail
    November 4, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Kentucky – I just learned that the Lt. Gov is a African American woman – and Kentucky just voted in a Tea Party member who’s never held office before to be their new Governor? WOW! I’m glad I don’t live in Kentucky or any neighboring states around Kentucky.

    • 52 GGail
      November 4, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      OMG!

      Republicans made history on two fronts in Kentucky Tuesday night – not only did Matt Bevin become the state’s second GOP governor in four decades, but running mate Jenean Hampton became the first African-American ever elected to Kentucky statewide office.

      Hampton’s historic accomplishment winning the lieutenant governor post was initially overshadowed by Bevin’s hard-fought gubernatorial race win over Democratic state Attorney General Jack Conway, an off-year election battle that drew national interest.

      But Hampton’s story is sure to draw more attention.

      A Tea Party-aligned politician who like Bevin has not held office before, Hampton is an Air Force veteran who served during Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia. She was born in Detroit, and after her service in the Air Force spent 19 years in the corrugated packaging business.

      She and Bevin both entered politics for the first time in the last couple years. Hampton lost a state legislative race in 2014, while Bevin famously lost to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in last year’s primary.

      Now, the two will lead Kentucky, expanding the GOP’s hold on power in a state once dominated by Democrats.

      • 53 jackiegrumbacher
        November 4, 2015 at 5:12 pm

        Sometimes states make really bad choices. PA did that back in 2010 when it elected that uber incompetent tea party darling, Tom Corbett. Sometimes you have to pay a lot for your choices, as we did for four years. And sometimes you wake up and throw the bum out as we did in 2014 and I hope KY does in four years.

    • 54 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      November 4, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      KENTUCKY IS A HORRIBLE STATE JUST LIKE INDIANA…EXTREMELY RACIST AND OH HOW THEY LOVE THE KKK…THATS NOT A CAMPGROUND BUT THEY DO LIGHT FIRES!…I KNOW GOD SHEDS TEARS OVER THESE PLACES!

  12. 55 FoxfireTX
    November 4, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    These memories are just so incredible. I too will never forget that night. Worked the polls until they closed, then came home to be alone. I was exhausted after the months of working the campaign I just couldn’t handle being with others in the event we lost. Of course, I immediately burst into tears when the announcement was made and basically did not stop crying for four days. But they were tears of joy and relief.

    One very funny story from that night. Several months later, my very nasty neighbor filed a complaint with the city asserting that my dogs were causing a nuisance by barking. There was a detailed affidavit attached, and I could not possibly have remembered how much they were out on any given day with one exception. She asserted that the dogs had been out and barking on the morning of November 5 from 8:00-10:00 am without stopping. Now THAT day I simply knew it wasn’t true because I had not gone to bed until 5:00 am and gotten up at 10:00 so the dogs weren’t even out:-) I never leave my dogs out unattended so the whole thing was basically false and it was dimissed eventually. But when I saw it and the dates, I burst out laughing and was so happy that she had specifically lied about that one date:-)

  13. 56 mtmarilyn
    November 4, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Oh Chips, I have just had a hard day came home and this pops up. Tears start rolling down these cheeks. What a night that was. The joy we felt was so huge. Now back to dealing with today.

  14. 57 No Child Left Behind
    November 4, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Just popping in to say thank you for these memories.

    To quote someone above, one the best days of my life. One that I will always remember with thrill and emotions. It was one hell of a campaign with many anxieties (brought to us by a foolish senator from Arizona and a half-governor from Alaska). But, oh boy, how sweet was that day…

  15. 58 Roberta in MN
    November 4, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Good Afternoon TOD, Chips, DannyO. I want to bring your attention to an article I read on Crooks & Liars today by Karoli on the KY elections. in the comment section someone posted an article from the UK and update from the 2012 election. It is an eye opener lest we forget how these elections are being stolen. The website is the Progressive UK it was something that has been looked at and looked at but nothing done about it. I don’t know how to bring it here so I will leave it to the techies among us.
    Thanks for posting that article here.

    • 59 jackiegrumbacher
      November 4, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      Roberta, the truth is that a close election can be stolen with enough determination, computer skills and complicit people in high places. You should always watch who is elected SOS in a state because they play a crucial role in election integrity. I was glad to see that Virginia voted in a D SOS, even though they made lousy choices for their state legislature

      But it is almost impossible to steal a landslide election–especially a national one. That’s why our presidential candidates have got to pull out the voters and make their numbers too large to tamper with.

      • 60 Roberta in MN
        November 4, 2015 at 7:45 pm

        I agree but they can (REPUG) in larger urban eareas change the vote by 10%. How much did Bevin win by 9% vote change 10% will do it.

  16. 61 JER
    November 4, 2015 at 4:30 pm


    First Lady Michelle Obama calls for an end to “outdated laws and traditions” preventing millions of girls around the world from completing their education, in an impassioned speech in Qatar.

    • 62 Roberta in MN
      November 4, 2015 at 4:47 pm

      Thank you JER. Our Flotus is one awesome lady.

    • 63 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      November 4, 2015 at 5:18 pm

      SHE HAS BEEN AND IS A CLASSIC AND HARD WORKING FIRST LADY…YOU WILL NEVER CATCH THE REPUBLICAN WOMEN GIVING HER CREDIT…THEY ENVY HER WITH A CAPITOL ‘J’ FOR JEALOUS!…AND JUST LIKE ALL THE HISTORY ON OUR BELOVED NATIVE AMERICANS…THEY WILL DO THEIR BEST TO SHUFFLE THE PAGES ON THE OBAMAS!…BUT HERE IS WHERE I SIT REGARDLESS..GOD KNOWS THE TRUTHS AND THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS…JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED WITH A BIG ‘J’!!!!

  17. 65 Linda
    November 4, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Marco Rubio Doesn’t Know the Difference Between A GOP AmEX Card and His Personal MasterCard

    Aside from hating his job as a Senator, Rubio also claims that for two years as Speaker of the Florida House, he couldn’t tell the difference between the GOP party American Express card and his personal MasterCard, according to an article in the Tampa Bay Times.

    Nor did Rubio notice the issues when the bills came. For two years. But vote for him for President

    http://www.politicususa.com/2015/11/04/marco-rubio-difference-gop-amex-card-personal-master-card.html

    I guess he thinks we are all as stupid as he is.

    • 66 jackiegrumbacher
      November 4, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      An incompetent. An empty suit. A liar. A person with little or no integrity. That’s the one the Republicans will bet the ranch on next year.

      • 67 SUEDUVALLSMITH
        November 4, 2015 at 5:13 pm

        ABSOLUTELY JACKIE BECAUSE OUR FALLEN SOCIETY IS GOING TO GET AN EARFUL AND A WALLET CLEAN-OUT…THIS COUNTRY HAS NOT TREATED A WONDERFUL PRESIDENT WELL…THEY WILL GET WHAT THEY DESERVE AND WONDER WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED!

    • 68 Sandy1110
      November 4, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      The electorate seems to want to keep spiraling downward until they’re governed by someone as stupid as they are.

      They don’t seem to understand how having an incompetent high-ranking public official can affect their lives until it hits them square in the face. Apparently they will need someone close to them to die as a result of a bad policy before they get it.

  18. 69 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    November 4, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    ADIOS FOR NOW!…BLESSINGS EVERYONE!

  19. 70 Nena20409
    November 4, 2015 at 5:27 pm

  20. 72 Nena20409
    November 4, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Oh Myy! I suppose, the Show Must Go On?
    Seriously? Allow the 31 yrs old a tiny 2 days rest plus the weekend.

  21. 73 Nena20409
    November 4, 2015 at 5:46 pm

  22. 74 Nena20409
    November 4, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    • November 4, 2015 at 6:40 pm

      these juries just cannot deliver JUSTICE…

      this notion that you are should not resist abusive force…that you should allow yourself to abused…where did this come from

  23. 76 Nena20409
    November 4, 2015 at 5:51 pm

  24. 77 Nena20409
    November 4, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    • 78 99ts
      November 4, 2015 at 6:34 pm

      Mismatched curtains!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have them all over

      • November 4, 2015 at 6:56 pm

        Damn! They’d have a field day with me! Renovated my house 2000 – 2001; hung sheets in the windows while I searched for the PERFECT fabric to reupholster my furniture and make drapes. Finally found and purchased 150 yards of beautiful silks while vacationing in Bangkok in January 2004; then — “Life 101” happened… Bottom line, sheets are STILL hanging in the windows; goal is to have drapes and furniture done by Christmas 2016… I wish someone would TRY to ticket me…

        • 80 99ts
          November 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm

          My kind of person you are 🙂 3 windows in my place never had drapes – made them when we got the house ready to sell! (33 years after moving in)

    • 81 jacquelineoboomer
      November 4, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      That makes me furious! All of it makes all of us furious, but once in a while you just want to throw a shoe through a window. Sick to death of racism and white privilege. And all the other -isms. And why am I not surprised it’s St. Louis … the gateway city to racism, among many gateway cities to racism.

  25. November 4, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    I always wonder about Greg Sargeant…and his gotcha headlines…this one…How Badly has the President hurt the Democratic Party…

  26. 85 Nena20409
    November 4, 2015 at 6:21 pm

  27. 86 Don
    November 4, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Congratulations, Kentucky, may the new Governor use your asshole as an umbrella holder. You stupid fucks, you’re damn near at the bottom of every ranking as it relates to quality of life. Your failure is now complete, enjoy your descent into a dystopian waste land.

  28. 97 Don
    November 4, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Can someone please explain to me why people that struggle the most constantly and consistently vote against their own best interest?

  29. 102 99ts
    November 4, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    So I’m doing some ironing – a bi-annual task – and watching the morning news and 5 minutes of Donald Trump SELLING A BOOK – but treated by the media as a news event.

    Your country has been well and truly ruined (polite euphemism) by the media and their moneyed interests. The GOP has gerrymandered districts and disenfranchised many who would vote against them. They could not defeat President Obama but they have set up the electorate to defeat anyone else.

    No-one – but no-one will be able to bring out the voters as they came for PBO (Can’t imagine folks in Florida doing a 7 hour wait to vote for anyone else) – so the dems need to find another way to get their politicians elected.

    • 103 Don
      November 4, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      You really know how to cheer a guy up, 99ts.

      • 104 99ts
        November 4, 2015 at 6:58 pm

        Sorry Don – I luv you all on TOD – but from someone outside of the borders – too many people who vote in your land are those waiting for that inheritance from the childless lost uncle – who probably had the brains to emigrate!

        Our news reporting on donald trump had me hitting mute to avoid throwing the iron into the TV.

    • 105 jacquelineoboomer
      November 4, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      Our country isn’t well and truly ruined, thank God. It’s just dirty and needs a shower. Under Niagara Falls. For a week.

      We always find a way to get through the bullshit – like when a man named Barack Hussein Obama showed up, to keep us company, at the perfect time!

      Here’s hoping something remarkable like that happens again, because it’s all about hope. Without hope, we got nothin’!!!! I’m not giving up.

  30. 106 desertflower
    November 4, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Oh look! Dr. Crazy thinks that the pyramids in Egypt are grain silos. Perfect.
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ben-carson-pyramids

  31. November 4, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    It seems we need a laugh, so I shall provide it. I’m treating myself to a beverage this evening for this.

  32. November 4, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    This is so cool. I’ve admired and respected President Carter from the day he set foot into the WH. His inauguration was the first ceremony and ball I ever attended. He set the HIGH bar for public service, to date, matched by no other former Pres. That will finally change in January 2017…

  33. November 4, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    • 118 jacquelineoboomer
      November 4, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      So horrific. God bless the little innocent children, caught in the line of fire every day.

    • 119 99ts
      November 4, 2015 at 11:22 pm

      Serving a warrant – for what one wonders – no-one sees to be saying – but collateral damage is the what people pay for allowing the NRA to make the rules

  34. 120 amk for obama
    November 4, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    the beginning of grumpy cat saga.

    • 121 desertflower
      November 4, 2015 at 7:28 pm

      YIKES!!! What the hell is that??!!

    • 122 vcprezofan2
      November 4, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      What on earth are you doing here so early? 😯 Are you trying to squeeze every second out of your birthday or did you get up to see if wifey and the kids had already laid out your presents?

      • 123 amk for obama
        November 4, 2015 at 7:41 pm

        up at 4 am. on road for bidness meeting 250 klicks away.

        what presents?

        • 124 vcprezofan2
          November 4, 2015 at 7:43 pm

          So they’s stopped gifting you presents – was that after you reached the big 50 years ago?

          • 125 amk for obama
            November 4, 2015 at 7:45 pm

            i nevah got no steenking presents. nevah.

            • 126 vcprezofan2
              November 4, 2015 at 7:51 pm

              How about nice-smelling ones?

              Happy 57th (#ustorytelleryou)!

              Enjoy every minute of your day, wherever each moment finds you.

              (ps. Never like posting anything where I don’t understand all the words, but am crossing my fingers this is A-okay.)

        • 131 vcprezofan2
          November 4, 2015 at 7:44 pm

          BTW, not very smart to plan a business meeting on your special day, especially one that takes you out of town!

  35. 132 MightyPamela
    November 4, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Waddle and Crump. Here for 10, until visitors come. G’day y’all!

  36. 133 amk for obama
    November 4, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    • November 5, 2015 at 12:39 am

      I love these memories. Thanks Chips. Lots of love to you for bringing us together to remember so much of love for our POTUS and FLOTUS. What a night.

      Many more wonderful birthdays to amk.

      Don, you have given me some wonderful laughter tonight. Laughter is indeed good for the soul. Thank you, Don. HZ

  37. 139 mom2bzs
    November 4, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2015 19:48:45 +0000 To: mom2bzs@msn.com

  38. November 5, 2015 at 1:34 am

    I just watched his speech again. People cheering, crying, all emotions in view. I had never felt like that. It was completely different than getting married or sex or bearing and raising children. That’s a lifelong, personal relationship you share with your husband & family. This felt like the whole world coming together after W & Cheney & Karl rove tore us apart eight years before in 2000!


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