President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive for the Congressional Picnic at the White House, June 15
“I want you guys to eat until you can’t eat any more. All right? And then tomorrow you can ‘Let’s Move’.”
Rusty with Jay Carney
“Hello little girl.”
“**** off Rusty .”
Sen. Max Baucus dances with Melodee Hanes
Rusty? Time to go home.
Secretary Salazar breaks ground on worlds largest solar project on Friday:
Wow Jovie. Thanks for that link. If people thought the Administration was blowing smoke when it comes to alternative energy they are in for a rude awakening. This is off the hook.
Also, isn’t that cute that Joan Walsh considers herself part of the presidents base!
What did she say?
Oh, her and Sam stein were on saying that she thinks the coalition the president has formed is ungovernable. Also, said the president got most of his donations through wall street and that we do not matter.
Then they brought up chuck todds new poll and the president is at 49-46! They all could not believe it, with the economy the way it is.
Hardball likes him some Romney!
Thanks, Jovie. You would think these so-called progressives would spend every waking moment talking about Republicans and how they are tearing this country apart, yet they waste time demonizing this president. After POTUS, that’s it for me. I am done with this party.
Me too, albeit I will never vote for a republican, I will just leave certain boxes blank if I don’t like the person!
Funny, after POTUS PBO I’m done with this country!
Jovie, I am having an email war with Joan right now! I pissed her off by calling her out. We have exchanged responses 5 times now. She is one sarcastic b..ch let me tell you.
I tell you, they are thin-skinned. They can dish it but, the minute you call them out, they get all defensive. Most all of them are like that. They are supposed to be the authority and don’t like to be questioned, yet they sit behind the glass box and talk lots of jibberish about the president. Care to share some of what you discussed with her and what she is saying?
Ask her if her and weiner got mad at president Clinton when he cut Medicare, de regulated the financial industry aNd signed nafta into law? That otta get her!
Her statement on where Obama got his donations is just plain false! Here’s Open Secrets: http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/indus.php?cycle=2008&cid=N00009638
Dept of interior looks to science to conserve water ways:
Thanks Chipsticks for the early heads up
Yes, thank you Chips
Did anyone catch this story.
It’s gone viral on yahoo:
Struggling single mom sells Obama letter.
That will be spun by the pl as obamas fault! You watch!
She was on some program earlier. Sorry, but I think she’s another who is allowing herself to be used by the media. She wrote Obama 2 years ago, or whatever it was, and she still doesn’t have a job. It’s part of the media’s theme, that Obama has failed on the jobs front. But during her interview she said she couldn’t work anyway. She has a new baby who was born premature and who needs special attention.
She spoke very highly of the president and said she still supports him and that she knows it will take longer to turn things around. her daughters illiness is whats keeping her from looking for work. She did not bash the president at all.
I didn’t see the program, but good that she didn’t bash Obama, because she will more than likely need Medicaid if her child’s prematurity leads to some special medical needs, as often is the case for preemies.
She’s been given some bad advice. The article says letters are going for $7 – 11, 000 and minus that guy’s commission, she’ll receive peanuts! Not a wise decision. Imagine if she kept the letter till after President Obama ends his second term – the letter will increase in value.
I haven’t watched the video yet, but does she say she’s selling the letter because she thinks POTUS is doing a terrible job? Or just because she needs the money?
Remember for every one of those folks who sell their letter there are another 10+ who did not. And I would bet my number is conservative.
No she did not say that. in fact she stated that she is a support who just came across hard times and she don’t want to sell the letter.
Gabby Giffords is home
Excellent news!!!!!!! I am so happy she is doing well!!!
The pl is mad at something today. They are all mad at the president, I guess, bc he is still beating all republicans. Sigh!
Actually I noticed they turned on him shortly following the Weiner scandal. It’s almost like they are scapegoating him for their own perceived failures. First it was Edwards, now Weiner. Everytime one of their heroes crashes, Obama comes out looking that much better and it makes them MAD!!
Seconded on the “Exactly!”
again I fail to see why He is getting blamed for Edwards cheating on his dying wife and Weiner parading his wiener all over the internet.
Hell I keep saying I need to go but I find something that keeps me here
I really have to go.Goodnight
I think that’s EXACTLY it. I knew as soon as PBO’s comment in the Ann Curry interview about Weiner went public, certain people would go BALLISTIC and sure enough, they did it right on cue.
Wow! I hate to beat a dead horse, but the pl is losing it today. Juhygur has a segment next, how is this guy still so popular? First, he sounds pissed! Second, THIS GUY??? Really?
Something is up, folks!
Jovie I so that too . Calling the president this guy, and wondering why he is still popular? DUH!
Nothing but absolute haters. No better than the tea-party haters.
About par for the course. What’s so special about today considering they’ve been doing it since November 5th 2008?
They are looking inward and they are not liking what they see, and so they turn their ire on him. The defense mechanism, “Displacement,” seems to be at play here big time. One of their heroes have fallen so far from grace, and so what do they do, they take out on PBO.
As well, no matter how much they’ve beat up on him, he continues to stand tall. That can be very maddening.
I am not sure what they were talking about but the juvenile reporters asked Jay several questions about big donors getting jobs in this administration over small donors. Anyone know why they were asking these questuins. They really grilled Jay.
FYI: It turns out Kucinich, in addition to suing President Obama, has sued Clinton and Bush and Rumselfd and NBC and ABC and the publisher of his book and the congressional cafeteria and more.
“The Many Lawsuits of Dennis Kucinich”
This makes me ever so slightly less ticked than when I thought he had singled out President Obama for his stunt. So when they’re not busy acting a fool, does anybody in Congress actually do their job?
No wonder they sit around all day asking for President Obama to lead them. You see what happens when they’re left on their own.
I wonder if the President can sue Kucinich for being an asshole?
LOL, Fred. PBO has got too much on his hand. How about I take care of that!
Lol, Fred you’re too funny
The theme seems to be………….Anything Bad…Blame it on Obama………..Anything Good………..he’s either following Bush’s policies…or it was Republicans idea.
LOL! We’re talking about the man from space here
I know the President is too busy but enough is enough.I wish I could myself
I’ve been told EDP
meant to say Luci
I know EDP Kucinich should have been sent to space with Commander Kelly and he should have been left there
goodnight TOD family.GOD bless you all and the President and Mrs Obama
Oh, Fred, you crack me up.
LOL Fred. Didn’t Mankini Newt say during the debate that he wanted more bases in space so that he and Kucinich could do some fun and frolic together up in space with the Aliens and UFO’s?
Yep Kucinich is always good for a lawsuit.. I hope he and his repub cohorts gets their collective ass handed to them by our Justice department bigtime. Sue away Mr. Kucinich.
As to Congress doing anything- nope they’re too busy blaming the President for the economy… and apparently tonight they’re out in force eating FREE FOOD.
Yep, while unemployed people scrimp and scrape for a basic 3 squares and a cot, waiting for jobs from the almighty rethug congress, as promised. I know PBO was probably calling them all kinds of ishes in his mind. You know, he can kill you with kindness with that smile of his.
A couple of them I have to admit he had a point. The NBC complaint, Iraq and the ABM treaty. But they seem more about self promotion then anything else.
Well, I just wonder If It’s legal to sell Prez letters??? Do you think It’s legal?? First, she’s got too many babies to be looking for a job. Why do Women get themselves In this kind of a web?? That just hurts me that she doesn’t see the errors of her ways
It was also another attempt to shed black votes, that Obama has failed the black community. It’s so transparent. I wish people would think a minute if they’re really Obama supporters, as this gal purports, before they bring their story to the media.
As far as Dennis Kucinich, seems like his main job Is to SUE People, wowwwwwwwww, what a Creep
I figured it out! The pl is mad bc the president told weiner to resign. Are they passive aggressive or what?
He never told Weiner to resign. He only said he would if it were he, PBO that is. As for the pl, why are we all still calling them “professional”. If anything, they are professional whiners.
I recall the President saying it was up to Wiener and his voters, but if it was him he would step down. He did not say Wiener you need to go. These people are just plain sickening.
Thanks Chipsticks for the heads up; I am looking forward to seeing our frist family.
Jovie girl, you an incredible reporter, thank you for educating me on everything.
They are all mad because they are chasing their tails. Whatever negative they try to execute against President Obama does not work!
Spot on!!! They’ve tried so hard to chip away at his support and at him and it has all failed woefully!!! President Obama is still standing not because of them, but in spite of them and they hate it!!! They thought they had the ability to destroy him, but they’ve found out different!!! And the joke is on them!!!
President Obama ROCKS!!!
And we stand by you our great President through thick and thin!!!
I agree with you luci. Her kids are very small which means ahe had them one after the other. Not a good choice when you are financially unstable!!! “Once maybe a mistake but three times it’s a joke” my mom always says that and I truly believe it! Young women need to take responsibility for their bad judgements!! Stop lying with these no good men!!!! I really feel for the children though. This just means a cycle of poverty will continue. Poor kids I hope they get some help!!
John Boner is smoking in public on the white house lawn, what is wrong with this guy?
at least he’s not getting drunk like he does every night
I’ve always thought the reason he always turns down the invitations to state dinners etc. is because he can’t smoke and can’t drink as early and as often as is his habit.
But aaah, the night is not over yet.
What else do you expect from that jackass Boehner. I’m surprise he isn’t drunk and crying.
he still has time ya know
Fred, I just want to say THANK YOU for always keeping me in stitches. You’re the BEST. xoxo.
Boehner looks red-eyed in that last photo. Oh, yeah, he’s drunk.
Where are you watching a smokin’ Boner? CNN has nothing, and the WH site showed about 2 minutes, just the Pres’s very brief remarks. And that was it. Does anyone know if Barack and Michelle planned to stay at the picnic?
He is holding a cigarette in one of the pictures from the picnic. Just can’t kick the habit, I guess. Unlike our President who under all this stress managed to quit smoking.
And where’s GOPolitico to grill him about his smoking like they wanted to do PBO?
Are you kidding me? What a wretched example. UGH. He better be off by himself trying to smoke because it’s disgusting to be out in the open fresh air and have cigarette smoke blowing your way. Jerk.
Mark Knoller posted a photo of Boehner smoking on Twitter!
The picnic looks fun.
President Obama Remarks to Military Fathers at White House Screening of Cars 2 on c-span:
Thanks for the heads up on that, Just posted it to my FB. I just moved back from Killeen, TX (Fort Hood area) in May to MN. I have friends there still. In fact my Daughter-in-law signed my Grand kids up for the bowling at the local bowling alley.
I support our president 100% and could care less about all the gossip! I’ll let the “news” do all of that $#!T!
The president and Michelle have arrived and are speaking now. They both look good.
Chipsticks, I hope you have some pictures of POTUS and FLOTUS at the picnic, I wasn’t able to see anything.
Yes,. and they such cute little ones too
I liked Mrs. O’s dress. It looked very cute and she paired it well with red flats. She is always FAB. Mr. President looked comfy as well. Hope they have bunches of fun.
Hey Mrs Obama is going to be on 106&park!!!! http://www.bet.com/news/national/2011/06/15/first-lady-to-appear-on-106-park-.html
I can’t wait to see ‘Impact Africa’!! Michelle is just the coolest, most down to earth First Lady ever. I love her!!! Don’t really watch 106 & park but will be watching my FIrst Lady!!!
Then you’ll love this P:
Hahahahahaha she’s so silly!! I love her!! You go girlllll!!! Thanks Donna !
She is SUCH a sweetheart. Seriously, I don’t know how anyone with a pulse can find fault with her.
Mrs Obama ROCKS!!! I adore her!!!
Give me the date as to when FLOTUS will be on 106 park, I will try my best to see it.
No I will watch it. If FLOTUS is going to be on the show I will watch it.
She will be on June 16, tomorrow at 6pm ET to promote her visit to Africa! Then there is suppose to be a team following and covering her visit in Africa which will air on BET at an unannounced date. The show is entitled ‘Impact Africa: On a mission with the First Lady’.
What is 106-park? I’m one of the most uncool folks around.
It’s a show that counts down the top ten hip hop music videos. It’s shown weekdays at 6 pm. I don’t know the relationship between Mrs Obama trip to Africa and 106 & park but I am guessing BET probably had to stick her in that time slot because maybe it was her only free hour to appear on the network…..guessing! I am guessing your age AnitaW , if you are not so young you will be excused .
Hahaha. I feel a lot older than my 42 years.
The problem is that I just don’t watch a lot of television and I don’t have children so I’m not really hip on the latest stuff.
I understand . I don’t watch a lot of TV either.
It’s a music/video/featured guests, etc. show for the hip-hop generation on BET.
where are you all seeing this?
White house.gov live stream. You will not see it on tv bc the msm is under orders not to deviate from there meme, that Obama is not one if us!
nothing is showing on that stream for me.
The media, GOP and PL are getting increasingly unhappy because it appears that voters overwhelmingly prefer the President and the key demographics like Blacks, Latinos and LGBTs are supportive of this President. The GOP’s debate on Monday despite efforts to undermine the President, only served to highlight the sheer stupidity and ineffectuality of the GOP candidacy spectrum. Only 3.2 million viewers, despite much hype and announcement by CNN. The Republicans are flailing because voters just aren’t enthusiastic about ANY of these candidates, no matter how much the MSM tries to hype them up. So far none of those candidates – including Romney and Hunstman have anything over President Obama.
2012 is NOT going to be repeat of 2010. First of all, 2010 was a midterm and Barack Obama was not on the ballot. Many people don’t even know who their house rep is. Secondly, the Republicans were excessively motivated to vote because they were being egged on by the Teaparty movement, the MSM, the PL and others. So the so-called “enthusiasm gap” that the MSM was braying about was driven by an excess of Republican enthusiasm, rather than a deficit of DEM enthusiasm. Now the same voters realized that they were duped into voting for GOP governors and Teaparty congressmen/women who really didn’t care about them, but simply used them to try to get into office These voters are not about to let themselves be used like that in 2012. They want to hear SOLUTIONS, not simply “OBAMASUX.” The media is flailing, right along with those Republicans.
hopefruit, you are right on target. The American people see how hard this president is working to get this country back on track. They see how the rethugs are obstructing, passing laws that hurt Americans and have no solutions to help the country. The American voter is not stupid like the media and the rethugs think we are. They have seen this president in action on foreign policy. He’s kicked butt. And he represents our country so well internationally. They know no rethug can do this Not one. And they’re going to stick with President Obama.
That’s why after getting on tee vee and trying to spin how wonderful their candidates were at that clown show called a debate, they were meeting in secret today trying to find an alternative.
I agree with you hopefruit and proud, but unfortunately, even though people see, many will not look far enough to understand that jobs are not created by PBO, but he can only produce the climate for cooperation. Even if people sense that rethugs are damning all efforts, too many will not find the courage to fight along with PBO, but will cave because they feel exasperated. That’s not to say most, but I feel a significant number will be discouraged. This is why I pray each day that this damned economy turns for the better in a measureable way, and sustains the momentum. Then and only then will we see PBO’s numbers hit where they should have been, I feel, all along. Like in the 70′s, in the least. It’s the only way to counter all the other beefs some folks have with his policies.
Thank you for the picture. Don’t they look great together. Like teenagers in love taking a summer walk.
Annabelle, that picture seemed to evoke similar thoughts from you and me!!!! Isn’t that something?
hopefruit2, I know you heard that great minds think alike.
They look wonderful. Gawd, I want her shoulders, her whole body. I’ve got to get to work.
Yes me too. Summer is almost done and I haven’t started!
Actually I take that back. Summer hasn’t officially started yet, although it’s been feeling like summer with these 90-degree temps!!
WOW..My POTUS and FLOTUS look so young and carefree in this photo. It’s like they are in their early 30′s taking a walk in central park after work.
hopefruit, that’s exactly what I was thinking, too!! So sweet and happy. I hope they have that chance again someday.
Awwwwwwwwwwwww look at them hand in hand!!!! So cute! Michelle I love your dress babygirl!!!!!!!
They are so beautiful!
USDA takes steps to protect the wildlife and habitat.
That’s actually a program that was started while Reagan was President. Who knew?
Like a chimney.
Only when he can’t drink.
If it was a picture of the President smoking what would the Republicans say and what would the sorry media say. Eric Canter has a ugly smile. And is that Boehner waving at the little girl, do you see how she is looking at him. If that was Michelle or Barack, the little girl would be smiling.
His breath must be reeking of stale vodka mixed with cigarette smoke.
My thoughts exactly. Children know when they’re being accosted by people who don’t really like kids.
This beautiful picture shows a wonderful, happy couple, which is what the media, the PL and the Republicans cannot handle. That is why they attack the President 24/7.
That’s right, Jackie. Their heads explode every time they see them.
Look at that smiling jackass Eric Cantor
Why is that snake even there?
LOL. He has such a sinister smile. More like sniveling. Yuk!
Jackass indeed. He’s my representative unfortunately. His flat hair dye job is a hot ass mess.
Dept of interior designates six new landmark areas:
okay, sign me d’uh….but what does the pl translate to?
That’s great news! Thanks. That Palouse Prairie is fascinating and highly endangered. The map that shows what it used to look like and what it looks like now is frightening.
Shame on Boehner. No self control. Couldn’t wait until after the event to smoke? And Cantor– just iiiiiiiiick!
Chips, I love that last picture and your comment :laugh:
let me try that again:laugh:
Funny , that little girl in the stroller looks at Rusty like, “man, you better leave me be”. If that was PBO, she’d be smiling
I laughed so hard at that last photo. The little girl is giving Rusty a disgusted look, seems to be saying “ewwwwwww”. It’s such a distinct contrast with all the photos of President Obama and babies and kids, where they are just enthralled with him, with big smiles and looks of love.
I agree, I agree, I agree with you EDP4BHO. Children are great judges of character. They know a snake when they see one. And they know kind hearted people when they see them, like POTUS and FLOTUS.
Hahaha. You know, it’s strange to me. I don’t consider myself warm and fuzzy, but I have a strange way of attracting babies and little kids. I guess it’s because they know I really like them. In fact, I’m a sucker for children, that is, until they become those impudent teens. Yuk But, babies do like them some Barack Obama, aside from the fact they like to say his name
Here’s a great story on fatherhood, Obama and one of his aides: http://www.seattlemedium.com/News/article/article.asp?NewsID=109319&sID=3&ItemSource=L
Beautiful story, and lots to know about how PBO relates to his 2 girls. He is the best role model in the public eye, IMO.
US forestry receives clean air act award:
Chips you too funny.
USDA provides funding for kids in need… 3 states provide healthy meals for poor kids!
The little girl in the picture with Boehner knows phony when she sees it.
“****” off , Rusty!” I Love It!!!!!
There’s my First Couple looking great. Michelle looks like a teenager and PBO is trim in those khakis he seems to love to death. Love ‘em! No competition.
Sasha and Malia skipped out on this picnic. I don’t blame them, too many useless Repubs.
They are probably at friends’ homes, now that school is out.
Is Boehner trying to imitate our President with the little kids?
OMG, I came back here to post that exact same thing. He has been trying to be Barack Obama since Barack Obama came on the scene. Who could ever forget his “Oh no we can’t ” on the senate floor? His strange “tan”. Check out his ties. Now if he could stop smoking like PBO did, he may feel better…LOL. I say that’s why he cried when he became speaker……so close to where PBO is in stature. Yeah, right Rusty. You ain’t nothing like PBO.
There are a LOT of Obama wanna-bes. Trying to steal our Prez’s steelo in ways great and small. Losers!
It just isn’t working for him. He looks like an orange crook.
LOL @ Africa, I saw that too………..Now if, that would have been PBO…she would be smiling ear to ear…..great observation
What is Cantor grinning about? Isn’t he just tickled to be around PBO. These Repubs want to be in our President’s face. Just like the PL, they have to have his attention all the time or they aren’t happy. Now Boehner must be excited about that golf game with our President coming up this weekend.
Chip you’re too funny…..Security….All the kids want to get away from Rusty…..hehehehe
LMAO. “security” chips you are officially banned from making me laugh so hard that I almost wet my ….:lol:
OT: Joe “Cool” Biden. Hubba hubba.
me likeee Joe.
I love me some Joe Biden. He is so loyal to PBO. And Jill and Michelle share a fantastic chemistry.
As soon as folks find out who made the dress Michelle is wearing it will sell out. It’s adorable!
Find out tomorrow at Mrs-o.org. I want that dress. She looks like a 20 year old. Me likeee.
She is so elegant.
Lovely…lovely dress…….and love her red shoes that match one of her bracelet….. “Moda Americana” indeed
Rusty leaving to get his drink on! I am stunned that he could not wait to take a drag…pathetic!
In picture number six, look at all the phone cameras hoisted as people try to snap pictures of POTUS and FLOTUS. Oh, snd Boehner continues to give the kids the cringe factor. As innocent as children are, they have a good and genuine sense of people.
Chips, I know you are terribly busy, but I wish you would do a montage of pictures of PBO with kids and if we can find any, of other politicians.
Those kids are going to have nightmares tonight. Mommy the crying orange man with the cigarette in is in my room. Honey it’s just a dream, remember you met hit at the picnic this evening.
President and Mrs. Obama are so cute!! And too classy to do what they should have done… Stand at the gate and write out a dinner bill for each and every Rethuglican and turncoat Democrat who eat at this picnic. Just too classy…
OH yeah, And Boner just LOOKS drunk in that next-to-last picture…
The little girl in the stroller is thinking “You better not even THINK about pinching my cheek. I WILL bite you. “
isonprize – 1
President Obama – 1
Boner – 0
Pussinich – 0
Love the pics of the 1st Couple looking so divine and Crusty Rusty scaring the bebes.
Have the media said anything about Boehner smoking? If it was President Obama they would be showing it and trashing him about what message he is sending to our youth.
At Jay Carney’s press conference someone just asked him about Boehner smoking – but used it to ask if the President was still smoking And if he’d allow Boehner smoke during their round of golf. Yep, these are the BIG issues of the day.
That’s the sorry ass media for you. The anti-Obama media.
RE: The First Lady’s dress…It’s from Talbot’s and it’s sold out!
This post had me in stitches…your comments about Boehner frightening kids, Cantor equally frightening grin, the rest of my posters hilarious comments!
You have out done yourself with the humorous commentary…(gasp):)
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