Chat Away


46 Responses to “Chat Away”

    • December 22, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      GGaaaaaaAAAAAaaaaAAAAaaaaAAAAaaaaaaail! 🙂

    • 5 Judith Fardig
      December 23, 2015 at 1:17 am

      Congratulations, GGail! Have been out of commission the past few days taping and painting all the trim around our expensive new windows. Somehow I thought they would be finished on the inside as well as the outside. Silly me. At least they got put in before the rains settled in for good! This job needs to be finished before our kids and our son’s girlfriend come on Christmas Eve. So fun to see POTUS having a blast on his well-earned vacation.

  1. December 22, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    I can’t get enough of this POTUS!

  2. December 22, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Exciting news: Not only did my friend complete his White House internship earlier this month, he has now started working full-time at the White House! AND he graduated from college this past weekend! AND today is his birthday!

    Not sure I can mention his name online, but he and I have known each other since he volunteered for a congressional campaign on which I worked a few years ago.

    • 8 sjterrid
      December 22, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      Scott, congratulations and Happy Birthday to your friend.

    • 9 vcprezofan2
      December 22, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      Happy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and heartiest *congratulations* to your friend on his new job! Clearly he is an intelligent male – he chose the Obama White House. 🙂 🙂

    • 10 jacquelineoboomer
      December 22, 2015 at 11:41 pm

      Great, exciting news, Scott – for your friend and you!

    • 11 globalcitizenlinda
      December 22, 2015 at 11:58 pm

      A huge congratulations to your friend! It is very exciting for him to get an opportunity to serve this POTUS and our country & world. Nice that you’re excited for him, says a lot about you. And i don’t think you can name him online – some of those positions demand discretion

  3. 12 Nena20409
    December 22, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Congrats GGail on your Au ⭐

  4. December 22, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    • 14 CEB
      December 22, 2015 at 10:17 pm

      So glad that he is enjoying himself doing all of the outdoor activities that he likes and seldom gets the chance to do. I hope and pray that he and the rest of the family have a vacation uninterrupted by any national or international crisis or stupidity. The only thing missing is my presence!

    • 16 susanne
      December 22, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      Reeeeeeeeeeally love this picture of him.

    • 17 Judith Fardig
      December 23, 2015 at 1:20 am

      Maybe someday he and Bear Grylls can climb one of Hawaii’s massive mountains together.

  5. 18 Nena20409
    December 22, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    • December 23, 2015 at 8:09 am

      This kind of analysis is told from the POV of white privilege…blk folks are the most consistent base of the DEM part yet he compartmentalizes us in the BLM….as if that is when the black liberation movement started…he throws slaps at the President all thru the article…and minimizes the huge accomplishments of this President in domestic and foreign policy…

      left a bad taste in my mouth..

      • 20 Betsy
        December 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

        I agree with you. He was very harsh on PBO and on the young people who elected him, depicting them as being disillusioned with him and I also didn’t like how he lumped all African American communities as BLM and depicted them as being disillusioned with PBO. That being said, it is still an interesting read.

  6. 21 Nena20409
    December 22, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    If you need a smile, Click.

  7. 22 CEB
    December 22, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Adele at 25 is a bit young to have an album full of regret, broken hearts and dreams. This is not a listen-in-the-car album, nor one for a night alone.

  8. 23 Nena20409
    December 22, 2015 at 10:25 pm

  9. December 22, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Mood check:

    • 25 jacquelineoboomer
      December 22, 2015 at 11:59 pm

      To think that this President has you, Meta, and many like you, carrying him in your hearts, lifting him up – well, at times, it’s overwhelming to think about. It’s grace, all right, and it abounds. By the way, I don’t know how he does it, but he’ll be fine. To him, it doesn’t appear to be burdens … seems more like he sees life as one big challenging adventure, worth getting up every morning to meet – like the sun itself does, at daybreak. He is not stopped by lesser beings or fools … I don’t even think he notices them, much. The rest of us can only look on, in awe.

      • 26 catrst
        December 23, 2015 at 3:25 am

        I have never thought about it quite like what you have discerned here. Yes, the President has had many opponents, but unlike other leaders, this man is held in the hearts of millions, and surely in the prayers of many of those millions from faiths across the spectrum. Those who pray for this man are also people of good will, that can see the Light in his actions and perspective. At the moment its hard to contemplate the “force” of all those hearts lifted to aid and comfort him through their spirits of compassion and faith in something greater than themselves for good.

  10. 29 JER
    December 22, 2015 at 10:31 pm

  11. 31 susanne
    December 22, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    The update of this article has a second video of the president and his entourage on the hiking trail.


  12. 34 99ts
    December 22, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    There was a lovely write up of this in our media – I was intending to link it – then the very last sentence had to mention that GWB played golf – both sides and all that. So no link

    • 35 CEB
      December 22, 2015 at 11:46 pm

      They just cannot give him unfettered praise for anything. So tired of the media fu**kers and their corporate overlords.

      I should be slightly embarrassed about how many times I have viewed this video, but I am not because I among many who share the same addiction. Good night from my little corner of the globe.

  13. 38 jacquelineoboomer
    December 23, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Too funny – ‏@JeffersonObama just posted the most godawful image of Trump (from behind) taking a swing with a golf club. I won’t bring it here. Too ugly for prime time! Too ugly for 3 a.m. Just plain UGLY!

  14. 39 jacquelineoboomer
    December 23, 2015 at 1:14 am

    Goodnight, TODville!

  15. 40 arapaho415
    December 23, 2015 at 1:28 am

    GE/GM TODville.

    Catching up on today’s posts, and disheartened by how reasonable people might think it’s OK for our next President to be GOP (e.g., Salon railing against HRC).

    There are so many reasons that the President after PBO be a Dem. The Paris Climate Deal must be implemented here to drive demand away from Big Oil because Climate Change is here now, not a prediction for the future. 21st century SCOTUS cannot be comprised of bigoted, narrow-minded fossils like Scalia.

  16. 41 arapaho415
    December 23, 2015 at 1:31 am

    And in west coast news…

    First there was the war games offshore which launched a missile that caught the attention of those outside at the right time, and now tonight it was Russian space debris:

  17. 42 Tally
    December 23, 2015 at 1:54 am

  18. 43 susanne
    December 23, 2015 at 3:35 am

    Here’s a nice article with background on the Obama Hawaii holiday traditions.


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