The Ann Dunham Water Garden

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  1. 1 ggail44
    September 4, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    I am so looking forward to visiting the Obama Presidential Center

  2. 4 amk for obama
    September 4, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Former president Barack Obama won the best narrator Emmy Award on Saturday for his Netflix documentary series, Our Great National Parks.

    The Obamas’ production company, Higher Ground, is behind the five-part series on national parks around the world.

    The Emmy joins Mr Obama’s two Grammy awards putting him halfway to becoming an Egot – someone with an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award.

    He becomes only the second US president in history to win an Emmy.


    Yet another feather in kenyan kap.

  3. 5 amk for obama
    September 4, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    It’s creepy that how many in le are still trumpturds.

    Thank god we don’t have any police unions here. You rarely see police posing with pols even though the top level grandees are political appointees from the police ranks.

  4. 6 amk for obama
    September 4, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    go go coco

  5. 7 whenpamelawandered
    September 5, 2022 at 12:44 am

    Released 2022-07-08

    JO’B, very specially thinking of you as we lived the times, and Dudette, as you are the music master of the TOD village

    But also for everyone ~ a Labor Day reminder of how long we have been marching, fighting and speaking up really loud for We The People (and being ignored)


    I never knew the whole story ~ it was Paul Griffin who took it all the way to the top

    Now I do


    Keep Us All The Heart

    Wear the Light to anchor the Light


    • 8 Dudette
      September 5, 2022 at 9:28 am

      Hugs to you, Pamela 🤗🤗🤗❤️
      I loved the “drove my chevy to the levee” song as a kid. I’d heard it was about Buddy Holly’s death, but not the whole story. Thanks for this!

      • 9 whenpamelawandered
        September 6, 2022 at 12:37 am

        You are most welcome. I like to know the stories, finding as I age gracefully I much prefer documentary films than fantasy or the other modalities which aim at impacting the ways we think. I hope you enjoyed it, Dudette. Hugs to you 💙💕💙

  6. 10 amk for obama
    September 5, 2022 at 6:07 am

    Limey humor

    I have voted Tory most of my life. I stopped in July 2019 when Boris got elected. I thought then that the Tories were scraping the bottom of the barrel. Now they have gone one better and tipped the barrel over to elect whatever is underneath.

  7. 11 amk for obama
    September 5, 2022 at 6:12 am

    rich peeps need to learn not to lean from tall buildings.


  8. 12 amk for obama
    September 5, 2022 at 6:13 am

    Reasons why the country wanted Johnson to go:

    • His dishonesty
    • His taste for the high life paid for by others
    • His lack of conviction, only backing ideas that could advance his career

    Reasons why the Tory Party have (probably) chosen Truss:

    • Her dishonesty
    • Her taste for the high life paid for by others
    • Her lack of conviction, only backing ideas that could advance her career

  9. 13 amk for obama
    September 5, 2022 at 6:14 am

    A Poundland Thatcher really isn’t what the country needs right now…

    poundland – ouch

  10. 14 amk for obama
    September 5, 2022 at 6:15 am

    I predict that within a year, the following terminology will have entered popular culture

    “Doing a Truss” = going for a position you’re too stupid to realise you’re not qualified for.

  11. 15 amk for obama
    September 5, 2022 at 6:15 am

    The above are some comments on bbc blog.

  12. 16 amk for obama
    September 5, 2022 at 6:18 am

    I pick larry, the cat.

  13. 17 amk for obama
    September 5, 2022 at 6:33 am

    New PM needs to unite the party that has been in power for the last 12 years? It’s always party before country with the Conservatives…

    No different from rethugs or bjp.

  14. September 5, 2022 at 7:39 am

    This is a video about Maya Lin…the artist that Pres Obama picked for the Ann Dunham water Garden

  15. 20 Dudette
    September 5, 2022 at 9:36 am

    Happy Labor Day!

  16. 21 Dudette
    September 5, 2022 at 10:35 am

    The Unveiling! It’s happening in just TWO DAYS! Squeeee!! 😁

  17. 22 Dudette
    September 5, 2022 at 10:47 am

    By the way, the Smithsonian portraits of The Obamas from the National Portrait Gallery have been on tour and are currently in Boston through October.

  18. 23 amk for obama
    September 5, 2022 at 11:03 am

    Normalized the traitorous thug’s crimes. Yet again.

  19. 24 Dudette
    September 5, 2022 at 11:34 am

    What a match this is gonna be today! Rafa vs. Foe. I wanna see them both do well, but I need my Rafa to hold up that trophy next week. Damn. 🥹

  20. 28 amk for obama
    September 5, 2022 at 12:34 pm

    And the treasonous traitor gets his wish. So much for garland ticking all the boxes for a ‘watertight case’. Feckless tool.

  21. September 5, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    • September 5, 2022 at 2:32 pm

  22. 31 jer44
    September 5, 2022 at 5:07 pm

    President Biden Campaigns for Pennsylvania Democrats in West Mifflin, PA – LIVE at 5:30pm ET on C-SPAN https://c-span.org/video/?522637-1/president-biden-campaigns-pennsylvania-democrats

  23. 32 Dudette
    September 5, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    He did it! Way to go, Big Foe! On to the Quarterfinals! 🎾💪🏾

  24. 33 amk for obama
    September 5, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    Yes. Yes. Yes. Big Yes. This press? Are fucking kidding me?

  25. 34 amk for obama
    September 5, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    All the left legal minds & pundtwits on twitter, who were mocking the treasonous traitor’s lawyers as clueless and incompetent, are now acting shocked and couch fainting. Time to admit that the rethugs are ruthless experts in gaming the corrupt judicial system at all levels all the way right up to sc. e.g. roe vs wade being their biggest win. Now the fucking indies, the eternal fucking weathervanes, will now swing back to the fucking rethugs.

  26. 35 whenpamelawandered
    September 6, 2022 at 12:45 am

    A long time ago now, it seems, but my daughter attended the same middle school as Stanley Ann Dunham, which we always thought was pretty cool. They walked the same halls, maybe sat in the same classrooms, quite a few years apart, but hey, so what!

    Ann Dunham’s book, A Singular Woman, is an excellent read ~ gracing my bookshelves for many a year now.

    A woman who made a difference everywhere she went, it makes sense Barack Obama is so awesome a human being, with such an amazing mama.


  27. 36 amk for obama
    September 6, 2022 at 7:08 am


  28. 37 amk for obama
    September 6, 2022 at 7:09 am


  29. 38 amk for obama
    September 6, 2022 at 7:12 am

    And he has nine lives too.

  30. September 6, 2022 at 10:26 am

    Remarks by President Biden Celebrating Labor Day and the Dignity of American Workers
    SEPTEMBER 05, 2022

    Henry Maier Festival Park
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin


    —absolutely marvelous, so proud of President Joe.

  31. September 6, 2022 at 10:27 am

    Opinion: On Labor Day, Democrats and unions should recall their shared history
    By Michael Kazin


  32. September 6, 2022 at 10:29 am

    President Joe Biden:

    “Democracy cannot survive when one side believes there are only two outcomes to an election: either they win or they were cheated. And that’s where MAGA Republicans are today. (Applause.)

    They don’t understand what every patriotic American knows: You can’t love your country only when you win. (Applause.) It’s fundamental.

    American democracy only works only if we choose to respect the rule of law and the institutions that were set up in this chamber behind me, only if we respect our legitimate political differences.

    I will not stand by and watch — I will not — the will of the American people be overturned by wild conspiracy theories and baseless, evidence-free claims of fraud.

    I will not stand by and watch elections in this country stolen by people who simply refuse to accept that they lost. (Applause.)

    I will not stand by and watch the most fundamental freedom in this country — the freedom to vote and have your vote counted — and — be taken from you and the American people. (Applause.)

    Look, as your President, I will defend our democracy with every fiber of my being, and I’m asking every American to join me. (Applause.)”


  33. September 6, 2022 at 11:01 am

    President BIden:

    “The MAGA ideology looks at America and sees carnage and darkness and despair.

    I see an America with an unlimited future.

    An America that is about to take off.”

  34. 47 ggail44
    September 6, 2022 at 11:18 am

    Neoliberal 🌐🇺🇦
    Sep 4
    “You gib money to Ukraine but not Mississippi???” bro we sent money to Mississippi and they gave it to Brett Favre

    How does this make sense??!!!!!
    The nation’s poorest state used welfare money to pay Brett Favre for speeches he never made
    The state auditor says $70 million in federal welfare funds went to Favre, a volleyball complex and a former pro wrestler in a scandal that has rocked Mississippi.

  35. 48 ggail44
    September 6, 2022 at 11:43 am

    Evidence – live and in living color
    Election deniers repeatedly visited Ga. county office at center of criminal probe, video shows
    Technology consultants who sought evidence that Donald Trump’s 2020 defeat was fraudulent made multiple visits to a county elections office in rural Georgia in the weeks after an alleged post-election breach of voting equipment there that is the subject of a criminal investigation.
    Surveillance video reviewed by The Washington Post shows that the consultants, Doug Logan and Jeffrey Lenberg, made two visits in January 2021 to the elections office in Coffee County, about 200 miles south of Atlanta. Lenberg made an additional five visits on his own.

  36. 49 amk for obama
    September 6, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    Finally, someone with backbone to mete out consequences.

  37. 50 amk for obama
    September 6, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    Lock the thug up.

  38. 51 amk for obama
    September 6, 2022 at 12:25 pm


  39. September 6, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    Adam Schiff:
    “Documents so sensitive, so protected that senior FBI agents and DOJ attorneys couldn’t even initially review them, were kept at a public resort.
    Potentially available to God knows who.

    It’s clear DOJ acted on the facts and that Trump’s team was dangerously irresponsible.”

  40. September 6, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    Republicans in key races scrap online references to Trump, abortion
    Attempts by GOP candidates in competitive contests to pivot away from these issues have emboldened Democrats to mount an aggressive offense
    By Colby Itkowitz

    “At least nine Republican congressional candidates have scrubbed or amended references to Trump or abortion from their online profiles in recent months, distancing themselves from divisive subjects that some GOP strategists say are two of the biggest liabilities for the party ahead of the post-Labor Day sprint to Election Day.”


  41. September 6, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    Legal experts slam special master ruling as ‘nutty’ and ‘radical’
    Roy Cohn was known for saying, “Don’t tell me what the law is, tell me who the judge is.” The relevance of that quote lingers for a reason.

    Steve Benen: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/trump-special-master-hearing-doj-rcna45889)

  42. September 6, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    Trump vows pardons,
    government apology to Capitol rioters if elected
    The comments came on the same day President Biden was delivering a prime-time address warning of the threat to democracy from “MAGA Republicans” and election deniers.

    Mariana Alfaro:

  43. September 6, 2022 at 12:40 pm

    Why the FBI has become Trump’s most important political target

    “When Donald Trump is in trouble, and he believes his interests are in serious jeopardy, he turns to a playbook that only has one page. It includes a crude sketch that calls for brute political force toward those who’ve put him in danger, in the hopes that he’ll survive by destroying their credibility.”

    Benen: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/fbi-become-trumps-important-political-target-rcna46389)

  44. September 6, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    Opinion | Why Trump’s Documents Case Is Really Just Like a Drug Prosecution
    He had possession of something he shouldn’t have. It’s that simple.

    by Renato Mariotti

  45. September 6, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    Inside Trump’s war on the National Archives
    The agency has been hit with a wave of threats and vitriol since the FBI retrieved scores of classified records from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club

    Alemany, Arnsdorf and Dawsey: (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/08/27/trump-archives-records-war/)

    = Police patrols have increased around National Archives buildings.
    = Terrorism makes you spend money.

  46. September 6, 2022 at 1:08 pm

    President Biden:
    “We are being called by duty and by conscience to confront the extremists who have put their own pursuit of power above all else.”

  47. 62 pkayden
    September 6, 2022 at 6:16 pm

  48. September 6, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    “Tucked in the lobby of Manhattan’s Trump Tower is a bar called 45 Wine and Whiskey.
    At this Hard Rock Cafe knockoff, visitors can enjoy walls plastered with Trump presidential memorabilia that was likely snuck out of the White House-“
    (Chris Hayes)


  49. September 6, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Trump’s Tastes in Intelligence: Power and Leverage
    President Donald J. Trump’s interests during classified briefings have a new resonance amid the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into his handling of sensitive documents.

    “WASHINGTON — As president, Donald J. Trump showed the most interest in intelligence briefings when the topics revolved around his personal relationships with world leaders and the power available at his fingertips.”


  50. September 6, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    LeBron James Gives Serena Williams All Her Flowers

  51. September 6, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    Does anyone know the time that the Portrait unveiling at the White House will take place?

  52. September 6, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Large bear on the porch…bears everywhere this year…even in the smoke.
    –sitting quietly out of view !!!!!

  53. 75 amk for obama
    September 6, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    The so called intelligence community is an oxymoron. None of them did jackshit to stop this treasonous traitor all these years.

  54. September 7, 2022 at 7:42 am

    I love the Ann Dunham Water Garden! How I wish she was here physically to enjoy it!💜💞

  55. September 7, 2022 at 7:46 am

    The Tiafore/Nadal match @ US Open gave me all the tenterhooks for rest of week! It was a beaut! A nailbiter, etc.😅

  56. September 7, 2022 at 7:49 am

    Just having a little fun. If Janis Joplin & Joe Cocker had a child, am thinking Elle!😇😂

  57. 80 Dudette
    September 7, 2022 at 8:37 am

    Good Morning TOD Family! Today’s the day! ❤️😁❤️

  58. 81 Dudette
    September 7, 2022 at 8:38 am

    Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

  59. 82 Dudette
    September 7, 2022 at 8:40 am

    Damn GOP

  60. 83 Dudette
    September 7, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Tradition resumes.

  61. 85 Dudette
    September 7, 2022 at 9:03 am

    Release the names!

  62. 87 Dudette
    September 7, 2022 at 9:20 am


  63. 88 amk for obama
    September 7, 2022 at 10:09 am

    And worse, got away with it.

  64. 89 amk for obama
    September 7, 2022 at 10:29 am

    HEAR ME TODAY to delay it.

    Amazing system.

  65. September 7, 2022 at 10:37 am

    • 91 ggail44
      September 7, 2022 at 11:06 am

      He’s doing his constituents a disservice by allowing this to even get to this point. He’s asleep at the wheel.

  66. September 7, 2022 at 11:17 am

    The White House

    “President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act represents the single most aggressive action the U.S. has taken to tackle the climate crisis – lowering energy costs for families, creating thousands of good jobs, reducing climate pollution, and ensuring a clean and secure energy future.”

    “The days of billion-dollar companies paying $0 in taxes are over in America.”

    “President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act will make our tax code fairer by ensuring America’s largest, wealthiest corporations can’t get away with paying $0 in federal income tax.
    And, no family making less than $400,000 a year will see their taxes go up by a single cent.”

  67. September 7, 2022 at 11:19 am

    Hakeem Jeffries:

    “Congrats to MaryPeltola
    on a stunning special election victory over Republican extremist Sarah Palin!

    Congresswoman-elect Peltola will become the first Native Alaskan elected to the House in American history.”

  68. September 7, 2022 at 11:20 am

    President Biden

    “It’s time we ban assault weapons so our kids learn to read and write in schools instead of learning to duck and cover.”

  69. September 7, 2022 at 11:40 am

    Material on foreign nation’s nuclear capabilities seized at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago
    Some seized documents were so closely held, only the president, a Cabinet-level or near-Cabinet level official could authorize others to know

    Devlin Barrett and Carol D. Leonnig

    “A document describing a foreign government’s military defenses, including its nuclear capabilities, was found by FBI agents who searched former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence and private club last month, according to people familiar with the matter, underscoring concerns among U.S. intelligence officials about classified material stashed in the Florida property.

    Some of the seized documents detail top-secret U.S. operations so closely guarded that many senior national security officials are kept in the dark about them. Only the president, some members of his Cabinet or a near-Cabinet-level official could authorize other government officials to know details of these special-access programs, according to people familiar with the search, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe sensitive details of an ongoing investigation.”


  70. 101 ggail44
    September 7, 2022 at 11:41 am

    Liz Truss’ Cabinet is Britain’s first without a white man in one of the top jobs
    The new British Prime Minister Liz Truss has selected a Cabinet in which for the first time a white man will not hold one of the country’s four most important ministerial positions.

    Truss appointed Kwasi Kwarteng — whose parents came from Ghana in the 1960s — as Britain’s first Black finance minister, while James Cleverly is the first Black foreign minister.

    Cleverly, whose mother hails from Sierra Leone and whose father is white, has in the past spoken about being bullied as a biracial child and has said the party needs to do more to attract Black voters.

  71. September 7, 2022 at 11:46 am

    Right ON!!..

  72. September 7, 2022 at 11:52 am

    Mehdi Hasan:
    “I’ll note that Boris Johnson, for all his sins and flaws, did not incite a mob to attack the Houses of Parliament today.”

  73. 105 Dudette
    September 7, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    Beep! Beep! 🚙⛽️

  74. September 7, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    President Biden Delivers Remarks at President Obama’s Portrait Unveiling

  75. 109 amk for obama
    September 7, 2022 at 2:26 pm

    Reunion of the band. The best team in WH.

  76. 111 amk for obama
    September 7, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    Honor long due. But I am happy that Joe & Jill doing it, not the it.

  77. 113 jacquelineoboomer
    September 7, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    Oh my goodness. So wonderful.

  78. 115 amk for obama
    September 7, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    The best moment in American political history.

  79. 117 Dudette
    September 7, 2022 at 2:52 pm


  80. 118 amk for obama
    September 7, 2022 at 3:02 pm

    Lol. Frigging cats.

  81. 119 amk for obama
    September 7, 2022 at 3:12 pm



  82. 120 amk for obama
    September 7, 2022 at 3:18 pm

    The best team. If only the voters were as smart as them in giving them a better mandate.

  83. 121 amk for obama
    September 7, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    The best team

  84. 122 Hillary Darton
    September 7, 2022 at 4:18 pm

    The portriats of POTUS 44 and FLOTUS44 are wonderful.

  85. 123 ggail44
    September 7, 2022 at 4:37 pm

    I’ve only seen snippets and I’m tearing up. I look forward to watching the repeat tonight

  86. September 7, 2022 at 5:37 pm

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