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20 Million Thanks!

Did I miss the 20 million moment? Well, yes-ish 😳

For the fun of it, our visitors in the last year – with apologies to Greenland who I slandered the other day for not visiting at all: two Greenlanders dropped by in the last 12 months 😎

But….. what is that Arctic-y country to the right of Greenland that has never come near here? Geography experts? Name and shame, please.

Love ya all, especially the awesome blog tyrants, back later with the cheesy puffs. Chat on!


20 Completely Random Perfect Pics: President Obama in Israel/West Bank

President Obama views the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem

Just beautiful


President Obama and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas pose for a photo with Palestinian children during a welcoming ceremony in the West Bank city of Ramallah

Okay, photos with Palestinian kids will get me every time


President Obama at a cultural event with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad at the Al Bireh Youth Center in Ramallah

Golden smiles x 2


President Obama is welcomed by Palestinian girls during his visit to Al Bera Youth Center in Ramallah

No pic from the trip will top this


President Obama introduces Secretary of State John Kerry to Israeli President Peres

And Barack was the keynote speaker at the 2004 convention …. life’s just wacky


President Obama signs a guest book at the residence of Israeli President Peres in Jerusalem

Can never resist a ‘signing’ pic


President Obama and President Peres at Ben Gurion airport

I think they like each other


President Obama and President Peres listen to 13-year old Daniel Pruzansky sing



“So, how did your campaigning for Romney go?”


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If you can, dig deep….

TOD fundraisers:

a4alice * Alycee * BWD * CollegeKay * Cookemom * DonnaDem4Obama

Hgerhard * HZ * Judith Fardig * Mae Who Love Our CIC

Marlz * Meta * Pamela *prettyfoot58 * proudmemberofglobalzero * Rita * Theo67 * The Obama Diary



12:0: VP Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at Century Village in Boca Raton, Fla

1:0: Michelle Obama speaks to grassroots supporters in Cedar Falls

3:20: VP Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at Kings Point in Tamarac, Fla

4:0: Michelle Obama speaks to grassroots supporters in Appleton, Wis

4:20: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.

6:05: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at a private residence

8:25: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.

Not sure yet which of these we’ll be able to see, will check tomorrow


Virginia Beach, Sept 27


20 Reasons Why We Fight For This Fella

The Inspiration:

The Energy:

The Pride:

The Warmth:

The Diversity:

The Belonging:

The Hope:

The Belief:

The Support:

The Patriot ….. not a single offshore account:

The Optimism:

The Determination:

The Future:

The Unity:

The Commitment:

The Pride:

The Man:

The Respect:

The Direction:

The Love:

And that was all in just one day




9:40: President Obama tours Summer Garden Food Manufacturing

10:45: Delivers remarks at a campaign event

1:50: Delivers remarks at a campaign event

3:10: Departs Pittsburgh

4:10: Arrives Joint Base Andrews

4:25: Arrives at the White House

4:55: Holds an event at the White House with construction workers and college students to sign HR 4348


rise and shine




LA Times: …. President Obama brings to the 2012 campaign one strategic advantage that previous Democratic presidential candidates would have envied: the money to compete everywhere.

Flush with more cash than all the Republican candidates combined, Obama’s reelection campaign envisions an electoral map every bit as expansive as that of 2008 ….. campaign officials say they are determined to use their financial clout to keep as many states as possible in play for as long as possible.

….  So Democrats are opening offices, airing TV ads and building up campaign machinery in the upper South, in Rust Belt Midwestern states and across the Southwest.

…. Obama is raising money in buckets, packing in half a dozen fundraising trips on quick sprints west. So far, he has collected $89 million, while his nearest competitor – Mitt Romney – has picked up $32 million….

…. Obama’s advisors cite population trends showing growth of the Democratic-leaning Latino population. In Virginia, for example, the state grew 13% as a whole from 2000 to 2010, but its Latino population nearly doubled. The Obama campaign also has recruited volunteers and begun to register voters in Arizona, where Latinos have gone from 25% to 30% of the population over the last decade…..

Full article here



Michael Tomasky (Daily Beast): …. The most important and interesting poll question asked in recent memory is the one Suffolk University finally thought to ask last week …. Floridians were asked if they thought the Republicans were “intentionally stalling efforts to jumpstart the economy to insure that Barack Obama is not re-elected.” In response, 49 percent said yes, and just 39 percent said no.

…  this is a shockingly large number considering that we Americans are supposed to believe that no one in our great and celebrated system of government would ever do such a thing. But people are starting to believe it, and it will be the GOP’s worst nightmare if it gets to the point that 58 percent or so of the country agrees. Given that majorities of conservatives and Republicans will never agree with this, a number like 58 (or even 55) will mean that a substantial majority of independents think it’s true.

…. the GOP’s reputation is so low, and its image (and reality) as obstructionist so steadily solidifying, that it’s going to hang like the stink of garlic around the nominee’s neck.

…. what a beautiful thing it would be if the GOP’s obstructionism were the factor that buried its candidate next year. It’s the Democrats’ job to make sure that one year from today, as voters are doing their last-second sizing up of things, the behavior of the GOP over the last four years is one of the things they think about. If it is, Obama will win, even if the economy is ho-hum…..

Full article here



Chris Cillizza: …… A new Washington Post-ABC News poll suggests that President Obama is narrowly getting the benefit of the doubt (on the economy) – at least, at the moment.

Fifty percent of those tested agreed with the statement that Obama is “making a good faith effort to deal with the country’s economic problems, but the Republicans in Congress are playing politics by blocking his proposals and programs” while 44 percent said that the president had not “provided leadership on the economy, and he is just blaming the Republicans in Congress as an excuse for not doing his job”.

…. In a bit of a boost for Obama, 54 percent of independents – that most coveted of voting blocs – said he was making an effort on the economy while 40 percent said he had not led as required on the issue.

…. It’s why the president has signed a series of executive orders aimed at unilateral action on the economy under the “We Can’t Wait” mantra, and focused more and more in his public speeches on Republicans’ unwillingness to back plans and programs that they had supported in past years.

These latest numbers suggest he is winning that argument – albeit narrowly…..

Full article here



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President Obama at the G-20 Summit, South Korea

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