President Obama is greeted by Marine Gen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, as he arrives on stage to address troops during a visit to Bagram Air Field on May 1
What? No codpiece? *snark*
Who is a codpiece?
LOL. Remember Bush II’s appearance on the carrier after he’d “won” the Iraq War? He was in a flight suit, and let’s just say that a certain part of his anatomy was accentuated.
LOL I remember that.
On our side of the political divide he was called “Commander Codpiece”.
and then there was the tank cannon positioned in the photo to look like it was a big dick. in case we were not impressed by the codpiece. what a joke.
reminds me of what ann lamott says when she sees a guy driving a monster truck–’oh, so sorry about your tiny penis!’
ROFL. Yeah, really, the psychology isn’t even that deeply hidden.
Oh gawd… Doesn’t he wish? Ick, I never really looked at that back then…
All jokes aside Pam. A codpiece was the medieval equivalent to the modern day jock strap.
Hey, LL and Proud, we are all the same time stamp!
My goodness, I love our President! And today was one of those days he even won over ol’ Tweety!
I nearly choked on my taco when he showed the video of PBO surrounded by the troops and was going on about how they were smiling and glad to see him. I thought I was dreaming.
Video link now posted at CSPAN of the President’s speech to the troops – http://www.c-span.org/Events/President-Obama-Addresses-the-Nation-from-Afghanistan/10737430361/
And, to repeat myself
@davidaxelrod @Messina2012 @JoeBiden While #OffShoreMitt & #Rudy911 munched pizza our #PresObama makes peace in Kabul. #LandslideObama2012— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 01, 2012
BTW, it’s 0233 in Afghanistan now and the President has literally been pulling an ‘all nighter’ and will be speaking to the Nation at what is ~ 0400!!!
What a hard worker he is!!
Just letting them know that we know ….
@chucktodd @jaketapper While #OffShoreMitt & #Rudy911 munched pizza our #PresObama makes peace in Afghanistan. #LandslideObama2012— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 01, 2012
@maddow @davidgregory While #OffShoreMitt & #Rudy911 munched pizza our #PresObama makes peace in Afghanistan. #LandslideObama2012— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 01, 2012
@edshow @lawrence @TheRevAl While #OffShoreMitt & #Rudy911 munched pizza our #PresObama makes peace in Afghanistan. #LandslideObama2012— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 01, 2012
@BashirLive @TheDailyShow While #OffShoreMitt & #Rudy911 munched pizza our #PresObama makes peace in Afghanistan. #LandslideObama2012— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 01, 2012
Such a perfectly worded tweet Bob; as always!
Honestly, I’m exhausted just reading his schedule.
All the Troops there, love him! The only people that don’t, are the far right in this Country!
UNFORTUNATELY…THAT IS A VERY TRUE STATEMENT JOVIE…AND OUR COUNTRY SHOULD BE MIGHTY ASHAMED!
Our guy is amazing! Just got home, logged on, and WTF?? PBO is in Afghanistan? When/how did this happern?! He always zags when everyone thinks he will zig.
Maybe he got that from being on the basketball court, lol!
Same here. I go to classes, attend a review for an exam, take a test, come back home, log on and PBO is in Afghanistan?!?!?!
Just wonderful. I am SO glad he is our president! I fear to imagine where we would be as a country and as a world if he were not president! My husband just always says: “I trust him.”
Yes, I trust him to do what is best for the country and best for the world. That Nobel Peace prize committee certainly knew what they were doing!
Now, this may be shallow, but….from 2001-2008, I could Not stand to hear “Hail to the Chief” played for GWB. NOW, my heart fills with joy and pride when I hear it…..what a difference the right person makes!
I share your feelings. I get a little tingle when it is played for PBO.
PERSONALLY…I’M COUNTING THE TIME TILL HE’S OUT OF THERE!
Me too! My Mother said she is so nervous that he is over there!
Christianne Armanpoure(sp) needs to differentiate between Iraq SOFA agreement and Afghanistan.
2 seperate and different Wars! She should know that!
I cannot wait until Mittens goes to Afghanistan….I cannot freaking wait.
That was a joke, right?
No it wasn’t….I want to compare and contrast the reception he would get to PBO. When BO went to Iraq before he became the President, he was mobbed by the troops and then making that three pointer in front of the crowd–oh Mittens couldn’t even buy his way to that kind of love.
JEEZE LOWEEZ! If Mittster goes there they better pack along a case of Depends, give him full body armor & make sure his feet are bare when he shoves them down his own throat.
LOL, Why would Mittens go to Afghanistan?
He has to show he has some foreign policy chops…everyone goes when they are the nominee. PBO went and McLame went with his two sidekick. If he is going to keep those troops there, he damn better tell them to their face. I am sure his team will make it as controlled as possible—heavens forbid we do a crowd reaction comparison.
When Mittens go he can stay, most of his money is stuck overseas anyway so let him go join his money, but he won’t be the U.S. President.
I just burst out laughing at work. I totally agree – let him go be with his money.
White House Fact Sheet on the Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement
Thanks. Filled in a lot of holes.
Dudette, thanks so much for this link. I went to read it, and my heart is filled with so much gratefulness, in that, I see President Obama all over this document. I am taking time out each night to read the entire document.
It is shameful that the MSM tried to framed this visit to Afghanistan by President Obama as a drama event. It states right in the first sentence of the Press Fact Sheet that ” in May 2010, President Obama and President Karzai met and committed the two countries to negotiate and conclude a strategic partnership that would provide a framework for the future relationship.” This resulted in the SPA.
Then if you will click on the highlighted blue, you will be able to read the details of this SPA. It is so interesting so far. I would suggest that if anyone is interested in knowing what is in the document, to save it and read it. Our president and team are way ahead of Mitten and the Clown Car, for sure. Please mark it under your favorites to read later, I strongly suggest.
Thanks again, Dudette!!!! HZ
Chipsticks…you are an internet GOD! I cannot tell you how many of my friends come here daily sing your praises. All the people here are so special. Know that many of us don’t post often but read several times a day and consider this place HOME! Much Luv to all…TJ in LV
Being an English professor for 30 years does strange things to the brain, but when I watch him on the world scene, I am always reminded of the lines from Shakespeare’s”Julius Caesar”
Why man, he doth bestride the narrow world
Like a Colossus, and we petty men
Walk under his huge legs and peep about…”
That’s who he is, and his enemies are the petty men. That line comes to me EVERY time he is on the world stage, or giving a State of the Union address.
So true, Carolyn, so true ….
Beautiful! He is just that. Oh, and there doesn’t seem to be anything “strange” with your brain.
Nice, Carolyn – and so apt.
He is such a hands on kind of guy. He gets right in the middle of it. The Secret Service has their hands full and they had better stay on their toes! They had better continue to do a grand job of protecting President Obama.
I am also loving the way Reverend Sharpton is giving our President accolades.
That is good to hear!
I wish he didn’t have that Michael Steele on there bloviating.
I would love to ask Rev. Al what the hell does he keep having Michael Steele on his show? And Megan McCain, come on Rev. Al.
Blame it on the Producers and Program Directors. The Rev is just an employee.
Chips to expand on the idea someone had in the other thread..perhaps you could do a “President” and “Not President” post kind of like Letterman’s cool and not cool. Romney is out delivering pizzas and PBO is delivering fist bumps and high fives to troops in Bagram. BOOM!
This is the first time in a month, that Wolfe has not mentioned Miss Ann, every five minutes!
EAT YOUR SHORTS, Mittwipe! This is a REAL PRESIDENT!
GRANNY! Wash your mouth out with soap. Shame on you.
Yard, sometimes you just gotta let it out. It’s not good to hold that stuff in.
I say, let it fly granny!
HA! You think that was bad? I could have said a lot worse but I have grandkiddos in the house. Wasn’t our Prez totally magnificent?
This is OT: But I can’t wait for the debates when our PBO barbecues Mitty’s ass like “long pig” and serves it up for our enjoyment with the salsa of your choice. If the Mittster wasn’t such a disgusting waste of human DNA presuming to be Prez because he is “entitled” I might feel a bit sorry for him.
Now, I will look for the soap!
I like vinegar based bbq sauce on my roasted pig thank you.
Is that Chivetta’s sauce ?
Naw. That’s from the Carolina’s.
Love it Aquagranny! Magnificantly said!
I ♥ you, Aquagranny
Here’s something beautiful to help you catch your breathe from today’s whirlwind of activity.
White House Google+ Photowalk: Garden Tour
For forty years, the White House has opened its doors and welcomed visitors from across the country to tour the White House grounds and gardens. This year, we invited our photo enthusiast followers on Google+ to join us for the first ever White House Google+ Photowalk.
Brian Williams on NBC is covering the whole ball of wax!
So he’s not that much of a douche
Troops clamor to shake hands with Pres Obama at Bagram Air Base. (TV Pool Photo by Richard Coolidge/ABC News). http://t.co/8wYtUrA3— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 01, 2012
I think he and Snark might have to agree on something. Snark? Are you there?
I think he must’ve seen the “Snark Knoller” satire tweets, and has since tried to adjust his behavior just a little bit…
I’m sure he has seen those satire tweets. If he has not then he is more of a fool than we all think he is. I hope Snark keeps it up. It’s well past time that these media jugheads were put firmly in their place.
I think it is a result of his alter ego Snark Knoller.
Just in case you were wondering, “Angry Muffin” says he’s suspending his campaign tomorrow.
Says he’s gonna do everything he can do defeat PBO. Blah, blah, blah… blech, ack, gurgle, gah!
Dude, nobody cares.
I know. I had this yin and yang thing going. First I posted the beautiful link to the White House Garden Walk Tour, then something compelled me to post the antithesis to that beauty.
I humbly apologize.
Newt who? That’s a small amphibious creature, right?
What ? I thought for sure he would do this at a Zoo.
CNN’s Barbara Star said that the troops were absolutely thrill to see President Obama.
Lorraine, they know that POTUS and FLOTUS really care about them and their family. It’s not just words from them. It’s coming from POTUS and FLOTUS’s heart.
What a warm and courageous man this President is …
USA – Our President is LOVED by the Troops in Afghanistan – theobamadiary.com/2012/05/01/bag… & you can hear why – c-span.org/Events/Preside… #LandslideOBAMA— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 01, 2012
You could FEEL the emotion coming from our fantastic President when talking to the troops. Its so obvious how much him and the First Lady have them all in their hearts. The speech brought tears to my eyes. I could FEEL his gratitude and love for all of them.
PBO arriving http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_t1#/video/politics/2012/05/01/von-obama-afghan-night-arrival.pool
Dear George W. Bush,
This is what victory looks like.
Where’s the ‘like’ button for this post. I be pushing it a few dozen times.
ABC, NBC and CBS will all be covering it live, as well as all Cable stations.
Local Fox stations, unknown!
poor pox news, maybe they’re having a sad day? nobody wants to see them trying to spin the end of the war in afghanistan as a failure for pbo. oh, and there’s the little problem with murdoch–
I know huh? This President of ours just operates on a completely different plane. and he knows exactly how predictable the corporate media and his GOP adversaries will react to his every move. So in sun Tzu fashion he turns their hatred into his devastating weapon.
They never see him coming. No wonder he was in such high spirits on Saturday at the WHCD. It’s like the fake Seamus dog ad was just a mild warm up to the fusillade that he has lined up for Romney. By the time this election is all over, Mittens will need to be carried to the sanatorium
Robney walks into bin laden trap-
When I’m feeling particularly fly about life, as I am now, I start running Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Give It Away” in my head. So, here you go.
Oh snap! Liberal Librarian has some spice in him. First he LOVES Chelsea……like me and now he LOVES RHCP…..like me. I adore their songs because they have so much meaning and depth and also because sometimes they’re just downright dirty and fun. Evidence?
RHCP – Suck My Kiss
RHCP – Rain Dance Maggie.
RHCP is part of my generation, Gen X. And, of course, Angelinos. Gotta give props to the homies.
And while I’m still going easy on Chips over Man City, this is hilarious: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/soccer-dirty-tackle/continued-man-city-v-man-united-083034100.html
Hahahaahaha….now that’s hilarious. I don’t even know which scenario was my fave.
I mean, even if the power goes out tonight and I can’t see the President’s remarks to the nation, I pretty much heard everything I needed to hear earlier … when he spoke to the troops about their families at home, ” … supporting you and loving you … ” – well, I damn near lost it. I mean, everybody mentions “supporting you” but only a man with love in his heart mentions “loving you.” Can you imagine how the troops in that building felt when they heard even just that, thinking of mom and dad and siblings and spouses and kids, all the damn day and night, as they must (I don’t know – I wouldn’t have been as brave as they are to even enlist). Can you imagine how the President feels every time he looks out at the sea of faces and knows it’s in his power to retain them there or bring them home, based on the sound judgment I believe only he could bring to the table at this time in our history. Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you to all of our military – whether air, land, sea, or under the sea – for your honor, courage, and commitment. We’ll be here “loving you,” until you are safely home.
Well said jo. Well said.
Thank you. Means a lot coming from someone who was brave enough.
O Jackie, you’ve got me crying now.
Hope you got a chance to see the video, Barb, if you didn’t see his remarks in real time. P.S. Don’t cry. Just keep talking your American friends into voting for PBO!
Video of PBO’s address to the troops here:
Anywhere to see PBO’s speech to the troop? I missed the entire thing.
Oh, I see it now. My baby teared up. Damn him. No I’m crying.
I’LL BE WATCHING ON MSNBC….MAY GOD DEEPLY BLESS AND PROTECT OUR PBO!
Presidential: Talking from the heart to those who, regardless of race or sexual orientation, defend this country.
Not Presidential: Pushing Out/ Firing a just hired spokesman who happens to be gay because you happen to have no balls to tell the bigots “Fuck Off”
Testify! I hope that this finally makes the Log Cabin Republicans realize that, yes, the GOP DOES know how to quit gays.
Too much good news for Obama—–Get Joe Scarborough on! Pronto! Need some negative, dishonest spinning, make it sound like the war is going full blast for another 12 years! Thatta boy!
Thank you. President Obama:)
The AP has the latest on the Americans Elect effort, which has been plagued by problems:
A group clearing the path for an independent White House bid has canceled the first phase of its search for a bipartisan ticket because declared and draft candidates aren’t mustering enough preliminary support.
Americans Elect has canceled a virtual caucus that had been planned for next week. Another round of voting set for May 15 also is in jeopardy.
A spokeswoman for the group says no one gathered enough online “clicks” to qualify. Candidates must show they have the backing of at least 1,000 people in at least 10 states.
Americans Elect is noteworthy because it has plowed months and many dollars into securing ballot space in all 50 states and is more than halfway to its goal. Its rules require the nominee to field a bipartisan ticket.
WH livestream is open now:
Can’t wait to hear out POTUS. This is also what we were doing one year ago!!
Heads up everyone:
Gosh, I guess they make a 360 degree, invisible teleprompter now?? THE MAN IS AWESOME, THAT’S ALL THERE IS To IT!!!
When you speak from your heart……..
Thank you, Chips for making this day one to cherish and remember with our POTUS and the great men and women in our military in Afghanistan. ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( We Love You, Mr. President!!))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))HZ
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