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May
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My kind of town….

Arriving in Chicago tonight

…. greeted by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his wife Amy Rule

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…. with British PM David Cameron at Camp David

….. with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of Russia

….. with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany

….. with Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada

All photos by Pete Souza – more here


213 Responses to “My kind of town….”


  1. 14 vcprezofan2
    May 19, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    It’s me

    • 15 Pamela
      May 19, 2012 at 9:58 pm

      You and me! What a team!

    • 17 vcprezofan2
      May 19, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      Pamela, I burst out laughing when I saw it was you up ahead.

    • 19 Dudette
      May 19, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      Look at you with Second Place!! See? Told ya!! :-D

      • 20 Pamela
        May 19, 2012 at 10:02 pm

        Escondido to none, right Dudette? Hee!

        • 21 Pamela
          May 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm

          No, I don’t speak Spanish… That was meant to be “second” to none, the iPad is having fun with me tonight! And my laughing out loud is causing kitty to look at me as if I am a wild thing! :lol:

          • 22 Dudette
            May 19, 2012 at 10:10 pm

            Too cute! I have the same problem with my iPhone. You should hear the words that escape my mouth when trying to type on that thing. So frustrating.

            • 23 Pamela
              May 19, 2012 at 10:17 pm

              It’s great fun, eh? That Steve Jobs…. He has made our lives so much more interesting! See, I just took a walk with Denea on Skype through the oldest part of Sydney. She out her phone on back camera, and away we went! By, was I out of breath after 10 blocks… That girl can walk fast! Oh oh.. Here is the link for the first spot she applied for: English blogger. She said to tell you all if she can get into the top 10 in both positions, she might really have a chance. Will you all be so dear and vote again? http://www.the-french-job.com/videos.php?show=4faee4e074358

              • 29 vcprezofan2
                May 19, 2012 at 10:40 pm

                Mission accomplished. I noticed that the candidate’s mom is Fr-Cdn, is that toi, Pamela? You actually hail from my corner of the world?

                • 30 Pamela
                  May 19, 2012 at 10:50 pm

                  Oh dear, my life story before dinner: I am dual national. I lived in Province Quebec for many years in the late 60′s – mid 70′s. When I took my naturalization, it was on St. Jean Baptiste Day. My very large group of French Canadian confreres were so delighted, they promised me I would hold an honorary French Canadian Citizenship when they seceded from Canada, and I would be issued my very own French Canadian passport! I am still waiting, but if it ever does happen, I am heading up there to collect my prize! :lol:

                  • 31 Pamela
                    May 19, 2012 at 10:52 pm

                    Denea benefits from having a dual national mother, and an Aussie father, so she is the beginning of world citizenship, as she came into hers by birthright and the laws have changed to allow her to keep them. She was born in Virginia. And, no, to our disappointment, she will not be at the reunion, but we’ll try to Skype with her so she can see everyone!

              • 35 GGail
                May 19, 2012 at 10:53 pm

                She’s got my vote Pamela.

      • 37 vcprezofan2
        May 19, 2012 at 10:04 pm

        :lol: :lol: ‘Singing, Don’t worry, about a thing. Cause every little thing is gonna be alright. Singing..’

      • 41 Pamela
        May 19, 2012 at 10:10 pm

        He loves us BACK! Looky look! :lol: :lol:

      • 42 anniebella
        May 19, 2012 at 10:12 pm

        Looks like POTUS is taking a nap,This must been when he was a Senator probably listening to turtle McConnell speaking.

      • 47 vcprezofan2
        May 19, 2012 at 10:17 pm

        CC, for a split second when I clicked the message button coming back to the comments it looked like this picture fell directly under my ‘It’s me’ comment. Of course I had another bout of laughter! Can you picture it? :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

        • 48 Pamela
          May 19, 2012 at 10:19 pm

          I know, my poor empty stomach hurts from roaring out loud, good thing it’s cooler tonight and the windows are closed! Kitty is use o it, she fell asleep on my lap…

  2. 49 Pamela
    May 19, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Love The Windy City!

    • 50 Pamela
      May 19, 2012 at 10:01 pm

      Drove through there way back in 1987, when my little girl was only a baby, stayed overnight with my brother… One of my 9 brothers. He lives in Colorado now.

      • 51 vcprezofan2
        May 19, 2012 at 10:22 pm

        No sisters? You spoiled thing! My best girlfriend in high school was the youngest after 6 brothers, boy was she pampered, transported everywhere in her teens in one car or another. (I got a little bit since we did a lot of things together) BTW, Pamela, is Denea coming for the family reunion next weekend?

        • 52 Pamela
          May 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm

          I did have a sister. My baby sister, we lost her to leukemia 22 years ago, at the tender age of 28. It was one of those things in life that makes no sense at all. The 22nd anniversary of her passing is coming up on June 4. Time passes and we get used to things we cannot change, but this year the anniversary is making me feel very sad. She was/is Denea’s godmother, and that is very special!

    • 55 anniebella
      May 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm

      Well at least POTUS didn’t step out of the plane without FLOTUS this time, they look lovely holding hands walking off the plane.

      • 56 daisydem
        May 19, 2012 at 10:13 pm

        And her dress .. I have never seen a dress like that! It is so beautiful. And she looks beautiful in it. Who is it by?

  3. 58 Dudette
    May 19, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Julian Bond (former NAACP Pres) is on CNN with Don Lemon now!

  4. 59 vcprezofan2
    May 19, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    There is the solution to PBO running down the steps from the aircraft – have him travel more often with FLOTUS! ;) Wonder why i never thought of it before?

  5. 63 Puddin'
    May 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I am sure I am not first, but if I am this is a first for me!

    • 64 Pamela
      May 19, 2012 at 10:04 pm

      Hey, puddin’ we’ll share first and second with you, vc and I are in a joyous mood!

      • 65 vcprezofan2
        May 19, 2012 at 10:08 pm

        Yeah, we are, come join us on the podium and whatever picture we get, we’ll let you hold on to one corner. Life is soooo good!

        Mr. President & Mrs. First Lady, you are class acts and we love you to pieces! :lol: :lol:

      • 66 Puddin'
        May 19, 2012 at 11:31 pm

        Thanks Pamela and vc…I should have known I wasn’t first…being out here on the west coast, I am always late to the party. The whole TOD family is simply the best…I love, love, love it here:-) :-) :-)

  6. 68 AnitaW
    May 19, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Okay. Who got kicked off Marine One to make room for Mr. Mayor?

  7. 75 anniebella
    May 19, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Where will POTUS and FLOTUS be staying at? I am so glad to see the friendship that seem to be between Rahm and POTUS and FLOTUS.

  8. 82 Pamela
    May 19, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Okay, enough raucous laughter, I am very hungry an mystery have some supper. I’ll be back later to check out my prize, but youse guys all go on and enjoy it too! When was I last first? It seems like not long ago, or maybe it was a long time ago?

  9. 83 taiping1
    May 19, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Found a great poem from Alice Walker about our first family:
    Loving Our Leaders

    I find I am loving
    our leaders
    unconditionally
    as I know
    I am
    loved
    myself.

    I love him
    I love her
    I love the girls
    the grandmother
    the friends
    & deceased
    grandparents
    & ancestors:
    I especially
    love
    the
    dog. And would hope
    for him
    soon
    a cat.

    They
    are us
    you know,
    our leaders;

    finally
    leading
    ourselves
    as us:

    Who we really
    are:

    More perfect
    for
    our imperfections:

    Unconditionally
    & forever
    loved

    human beings.

    Congratulations Chipsticks on 10 million and counting. You are the best and one of the reasons why we will win. And the whole TOD community. We are fired up and ready to go.

    • May 19, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      Sweet!! Must feel great to be home and reunited with such close friends.

      • 96 relellit
        May 20, 2012 at 12:23 am

        Good evening Todville

        Dagnabbit I missed greeting the President at the airport. Silly me, I thought he would land tomorrow.

        It’s been a crazy day. I started out going to the store this morning to pick up a few items in hopes I ‘d finish early so that me and a friend could make preparations to possibly greet our President at the airport. Silly me, I really thought he would land tomorrow. Well I just got home from this am about 3 hours ago. I was in Uptown and couldn’t figure out why it was so crowded and everyone was going to the lake. It turns out everyone was going to the lake to see the Nato dignitaries and the Kite festival. I wish I could have gotten one of those kits for my great grandson had I known that; but I never made it to the lake. I started to walk but these old bones didn’t want to trek the several blocks to the lake where the bus left us off.

        NATO Dignitaries Come Out For Kite Festival

        http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/05/19/nato-dignitaries-come-out-for-kite-festival/

        Then someone told me the President was throwing out the first pitch for the cubs/ sox game. No he didn’t. Silly me again. I got all caught up in the game traffic too.

        Someone in another thread asked about the protests at Rahm’s house. It was the nurse’s diiscontent with Rahm.

        Here is my little offering which may summarize it better.

        http://obrag.org/?p=60718

    • 97 daisydem
      May 19, 2012 at 10:31 pm

      Woo Hoo .. we’re home! Let’s party!

    • 98 daisydem
      May 19, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      And is that Rahm Emanuel’s wife? Becase she is wearing something striking also! Wow. I would hope these two couples could go out and have a great time together in Chicago! I love Chicago!

  10. 100 amk for obama
    May 19, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Her dress is hawt. Pity there is always this guy is with her.

  11. May 19, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Near as I can tell, the G-8 meeting was a broad consensus, on many fronts.
    Few specifics, but if their is a will, their is a way.
    These Meetings are very productive and just think; no Rightwing manufactured controversies that the Press could latch onto.

    • May 19, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      Yeah, it was a good chance for PBO and Hollande to connect and for everyone to talk without a lot of hubbub around them. I think it was a brilliant move by PBO to convene the meeting there.

      • 110 Theo67
        May 19, 2012 at 10:45 pm

        I love how PBO welcomes the new ones (first Cameron and now Hollande), and he seems to find time to pay attention to each of them. Poor Sarkozy, watching from home…

    • May 19, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      Jovie, the most encouraging reports I read suggested that Merkel was told to stick her austerity where the sun don’t shine. The visuals were lovely too, PBO and Pres Hollande seemed to click. Here’s to a brighter non-austerity future, for the US, Europe and the whole friggin’ world!

      • 113 hopefruit2
        May 19, 2012 at 10:42 pm

        Ha! Mark Knoller must be reading your comment with great annoyance right now. He lurks on TOD, I’m almost certain.

  12. 114 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 19, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Just saying …

    #PRESSON

  13. 116 Dudette
    May 19, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    OT: Kentucky Derby winner “I’ll Have Another” is 2/3 of the way to the Triple Crown after winning the Preakness today.
    http://msn.foxsports.com/horseracing/story/ill-have-another-wins-preakness-stakes-has-two-legs-of-triple-crown-051912/?gt1=39002

  14. 117 isonprize
    May 19, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Anybody else notice how sad Rahm and his wife are to see the POTUS and FLOTUS?? They are truly depressed by the sight of them.
    :lol: :lol: Rahm wife found the highest heeled platform shoes I have EVER seen!! She and FLOTUS both look great in their springy, swirly, girly dresses!!!

    • 118 amk for obama
      May 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      That’s a shoe ? It must weigh more than her.

      wimmin are weird.

    • May 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      I noticed that too Isonprize :lol:

    • 127 hopefruit2
      May 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      Yes, they look filled with dread. I feel bad for them.

      • 128 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        May 19, 2012 at 10:51 pm

        Unlikely old Joe Ricketts is particularly thrilled to see how much these four people really, really, really love each other!

        He can take his corporate welfare request and …. (you folks know I don’t use that kind of language in public :) )

        #PRESSON

      • 133 anniebella
        May 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm

        I loved how Rahm stood up for President Obama when the New York Times released that racists piece of crap which was to be funded by that GOP billionaire owner of the Chicago Cubs.

        • 134 hopefruit2
          May 19, 2012 at 10:58 pm

          Me too annie. :)

        • 135 Betsy
          May 19, 2012 at 11:07 pm

          I missed that, what did he say?

          • 136 isonprize
            May 19, 2012 at 11:12 pm

            In nutshell, Rahm basically said that Ritzer (or whatever that hateful man’s name is — no disrespect meant to anyone actually named Ritzer) was dead to him. Dead.

            • 137 Dudette
              May 19, 2012 at 11:21 pm

              I think the guy’s name is Ricketts. Rahm wouldn’t take his phone calls after all the crap about the race-baiting Rev. Wright campaign strategy came out. Ricketts wants to good people of Illinois to subsidize a new stadium for the Chicago Cubs — to the tune of $150 million. Dude is a billionaire by the way. But he wants a goverment handout. Pfft.

            • 138 Betsy
              May 19, 2012 at 11:44 pm

              I love Rahm!!!

    • 139 prettyfoot58
      May 19, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      yes they did….they looked almost jubilant

      • 140 isonprize
        May 19, 2012 at 11:07 pm

        Hey Prettyfoot. I missed your birthday. Happy Happy Joy Joy!!! I did Camp Obama today. I had to leave early but it was some good stuff. We’ve got to increase our team. You know anyone you can talk to about volunteering? Pennsylvania is SO important!! And you know, to win PA, we MUST win Philadelphia!!!

  15. 142 T.Bird
    May 19, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    My first post to this site. I have been following it for the last 3 years, and I have to say; I am very impressed. Thank you Chips first and foremost, and the rest of the TOD family

  16. 155 carolyn
    May 19, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Welcome T. Bird. Take my place for eleven days. I’ll miss this so much, but I’ll catch up with the archives when I get home. I’m going to Angela Merkel’s home. Fifteen friends are taking a trip to Munich, Salzburg and Vienna…I know many exciting things will happen while I’m gone, but I trust TODVILLE to take care of all events. Have a great time, and I’ll be back. I don’t know how many times a day I check in, but more than several, I know.
    POTUS and FLOTUS look so great and happy together!!!! I hope the NATO summit is as successful as the G8, and that no one gets hurt in the senseless demonstrations.

    • 156 Cha
      May 19, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      Bon Voyage, carolyn! You’ll be so Missed & have a Wonderfully Awesome Experience!

    • 157 hopefruit2
      May 19, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      Oh that sounds like a fun trip Carolyn. Have a blast, be safe and we look forward to your return!

    • 158 Dudette
      May 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      Have a terrific time Carolyn. Some of my fondest memories are from when my Dad was stationed in Ansbach, Germany and later visiting my Sister at Ramstein. Take lots of pictures. If you run into any expat Obama fans, tell them about TOD. :-)

    • 159 GGail
      May 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      Hope you have a wonderful time carolyn. You will be missed.

    • 160 Theo67
      May 19, 2012 at 11:12 pm

      Have a blast and travel safely! We’ll be here when you get back.😃

    • 161 vcprezofan2
      May 19, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      Have a great time away and may you all travel safely, Carolyn!

      Speaking of vacation and travel, did UTALib say she was going to be away and i missed it? I can’t imagine her not even once sticking her head in to gloat with the Chelsea win and I haven’t seen her on Twitter. either Well, whatever UTALib’s doing I hope she’s having a good time, just as I hope HZ is resting up and following along tho she hasn’t been able to comment.

    • 162 amk for obama
      May 19, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      munich ? aren’t you a bit early for oktoberfest ? :)

      Have fun. Achtung (or whatever it is in german for bon voyage)

    • 164 Pamela
      May 19, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      21 hours left to vote… Tweet like crazy, and FB, whatever…. I leave it to your capable selves!

  17. 165 Criquet
    May 19, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Anyone know what Campbell Brown said that people on our side are pushing back on? She used to host a program on CNN which got cancelled not long after it started and she is married to some RW guy.

    • 166 Theo67
      May 19, 2012 at 11:14 pm

      Thankfully, I haven’t seen hide nor hair of Campbell Brown for years. She’s inconsequential.

    • May 19, 2012 at 11:14 pm

      She wrote a big slamming op-ed in NYT telling PBO to “stop condescending to women”, saying he’s pandering to women and it’s insulting, and apparently no one she knows has a job and women don’t want to be patted on the head, they just want President Obama to do something about the economy and jobs. Etc. etc. etc. etc. I guess she felt free to expose her true political views since she was canned from CNN, not that it was any big secret, expecially since she is married to one of W’s biggest Iraq War architects, deceivers and bumblers, Lying Dan Senor.

      • 168 Criquet
        May 19, 2012 at 11:19 pm

        Thanks for the info Dotster3.
        She needs some real schooling.

      • 169 Theo67
        May 19, 2012 at 11:31 pm

        They’re trying to get President Obama to stop relating to women by saying things they relate to, including those things pertaining to the economy and jobs. We’re not stupid. We can’t be deceived by charlatans lie Campbell Brown, who cOuldn’t keep her

        • 170 Theo67
          May 19, 2012 at 11:35 pm

          Oops… Couldn’t keep her show going. I’d rather listen to someone who’s been working FOR women (i.e. President Obama), not someone (Campbell Brown) working to deceive women.

      • May 20, 2012 at 12:24 am

        I just sent her several tweets. The article was absolutely fucking garbage. Total garbage.

  18. 173 Betsy
    May 19, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Has anyone talked to UTAustinliberal? She hasn’t posted on Twitter or here on TOD for a couple of days. Just wondering.

    • 174 amk for obama
      May 19, 2012 at 11:15 pm

      Yeah me too. I miss her calm & understated way of celebrating a blues win. :)

    • May 19, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      Betsy, she’s probably at the bottom of this pile. :cry:

    • 178 vcprezofan2
      May 19, 2012 at 11:32 pm

      This is so weird, Betsy, I just asked virtually the same thing upthread a bit as UTALib was on my mind.

      • 179 Betsy
        May 19, 2012 at 11:43 pm

        It is weird as I missed your comment upthread. I’ve been away, and got back yesterday and noticed on twitter that there were no tweets from her at all in the past 2 days, and no comment to say she’s out of town. Hence my question.

        • 180 vcprezofan2
          May 20, 2012 at 12:06 am

          Oh you didn’t miss my comment as the times indicate you were first. I was just working my way down when she came to mind again, as she did yesterday. I suspect she’ll soon surface to tell us she was traveling home, or studying for finals or finishing up labs, etc.

  19. 182 amk for obama
    May 19, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Continuing my ‘war on women’.

    Guy finds a bottle on the beach and being the curious nut he is, opens it. Pop comes the genie and asks for his wish.

    This guy thinks it through and then sez, ‘I travel everyday 60 milles to my work in los angeles. The traffic is killing me both ways. I am sick & tired of the bumper-to-bumper traffic. So I want my own private highway from my home to my office.’

    Genie is aghast at such an outrageous wish and sez to him’ look mate, 60 miles of highway just for you ? That too in the already congested LA? Forget it. No. Can’t do. Ask for something else practical”

    Guy thinks it through again and sez, “Ok, me & wifey are always fighting with each other. How about you give me the gift of understanding women?”.

    Genie sighs and asks him “Ok, how many lanes you want ?”

  20. May 19, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Snark is On Fire! Has me laughing my head off, almost literally, about hotels and cabs and cab fares. It’s Must See Twitter!

  21. 188 T.Bird
    May 19, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Thank you for welcoming me to this site, and yes I am a Obama supporter. Voted for him in 08 and will vote for him again in November. What I do not understand is why would anybody in their right mind vote for any Republican especially Romney.

    • 189 Theo67
      May 19, 2012 at 11:37 pm

      That is the $64,000 question!

    • 190 Pamela
      May 19, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      Well, T.Bird, they simply are NOT in their right mind, so the question doesn’t really apply. See? You generously give too much credit for sensibility; anyone voting GOP these days, esp for Myth, are full fledged certifiable lunatics. So, not in their right mind at all, at all, at all.

    • 191 anniebella
      May 19, 2012 at 11:53 pm

      T.Bird…..90% of them will vote for Romney because of their hatred for President Obama. They know he’s lying flip flopper without a core, who isn’t qualified to be dog catcher, but these haters will vote for Charles Mansion if they thought he could defeat Barack Obama. Again welcome T.Bird.

  22. May 19, 2012 at 11:38 pm
  23. 194 amk for obama
    May 19, 2012 at 11:38 pm
  24. 195 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 19, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    PBO and FLOTUS look radiant stepping off that plane onto home turf. Maybe they’ll be able to squeeze a date night in this weekend ;-).

    I also love the pics from Camp David — what a lovely setting to host the G8. I hope the First Family uses it more often for rest and relaxation (or perhaps they have been and we just don’t know it).

  25. May 19, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    So, the Rightwings new talking points(Rubio tonight) are, that Obama is the most divisive Politician in History.
    Funny thing is-They are the ones dividing the Nation.
    If that don’t beat All.
    And if they are talking about this President wanting the so called Job Creators, to pitch in a little more, then tough shit!
    This line of attack, is a Switcheroo…

    • 197 anniebella
      May 20, 2012 at 12:01 am

      jovie141, it is clear that the truth doesn’t matter to Republicans. Who are the ones who have been plotting against this President to fail before he walk into the Oval Office? Who are the ones who have been sitting on their butts doing nothing hoping the economy would fail? President Obama have tried reaching out working with those radical extreme Tea Party Republicans, but they refuse to compromise, it has been their way or no way. So Rubio is just another liar, like all the radical Republicans. Ronald Reagen would be ashame of his party.

    • 199 amk for obama
      May 19, 2012 at 11:54 pm

      Excellent.

    • 200 lisalovesobama
      May 19, 2012 at 11:57 pm

      yes!!!!!!!

      “The resolution, enacted at a meeting in Miami, was almost unanimous—with only 2 of 64 board members voting against it. “Given the timing, it is likely to be viewed as both a statement of principle as well as support for the president’s position in the middle of a closely contested presidential campaign, writes The New York Times’ Michael Barbaro.”

      Full story here: http://www.queerty.com/breaking-naacp-board-votes-in-support-of-marriage-equality-20120519/#ixzz1vNY8RqQn

      • 201 isonprize
        May 20, 2012 at 12:02 am

        ….I will not talking about running an organization with 64, SIXTY-FOUR board members…..
        ….I will not talking about running an organization with 64, SIXTY-FOUR board members…..
        ….I will not talking about running an organization with 64, SIXTY-FOUR board members…..

        • 202 lisalovesobama
          May 20, 2012 at 12:07 am

          I don’t think it’s the number that counts, it’s the actual symbolism. and isn’t 64 board members alot? they are the people who decide everything about the organization, don’t they? don’t know alot about things like this but I thought board members were hugely important and 64 is a lot in my estimation. am i missing something? :confused: :(

          • 203 isonprize
            May 20, 2012 at 12:15 am

            Oh, Lisa, I’m glad they voted the way they did.

            But, yes, 64 people on a Board of Directors is about 50 people too many!! :lol: :lol:

    • 205 relellit
      May 20, 2012 at 12:37 am

      Hey, did ya’ll see this?

      The Rev. Otis Moss III, the senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, read a letter to his congregation on Sunday defending Obama and the quest for marriage equality enemy.

      “Gay and lesbian citizens did not cause the economic crash, foreclosures, and attack upon health care,” Moss said. “Poor underfunded schools were not created because people desire equal protection under the law. We have much work to do as a community, and to claim the President of the United States must hold your theological position is absurd. He is President of the United States of America not the President of the Baptist convention or Bishop of the Sanctified or Holiness Church. He is called to protect the rights of Jew and Gentile, male and female, young and old, Gay and straight, black and white, Atheist and Agnostic.”

      http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-05-17/news/chi-local-reverend-defends-obama-on-samesex-marriage-20120517_1_marriage-equality-union-between-one-man-civil-rights

      A video of Moss talking about Obama’s statement is available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/k7Ktjqf9Vi4.

      ===================================================

      Good on the hip hop preacher. 8-)

      • 206 anniebella
        May 20, 2012 at 6:56 am

        Right On Rev. Moss III. As I stated we can disagree with President Obama and still support him. When I think of the evils the Republicans want to do to the poor and middle class, they don’t give a dam if people have health insurance, but still want to get rid of Medicare, Medicaid, and yes Social Security. These Republicans talk of less government unless it’s something they want the government to force you do. The Republicans are behind these laws like stand your ground, the voter ID law, and who knows what else kind of law they want to pass, or overturn. So we better be careful about letting that one issue keep you from voting for the President.

  26. 207 lisalovesobama
    May 19, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    too many people on the ‘copter!! :lol: :lol: that airman(woman) was so brave to be the one to walk up to PBO and tell him he had too many people. I’d be so nervous! and those two completely sweet people who gave up their seats! they all probably drew straws and figured that the most significant people–in case of an emergency like Tom D.– needed to stay with PBO and the equally important but less necessary people like WH Communications director and Miche’s #2 could arrive separately and at a later time.

  27. 208 Dudette
    May 19, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Mick Jagger on SNL!!!!

  28. 209 amk for obama
    May 19, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    :)

  29. May 19, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew post:

    http://theobamadiary.com/2012/05/19/sunday-times/

    Night everyone, see ya tomorrow ;-)

  30. May 19, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    So, today’s weekly address, in light of Jamie Dimons kerfluffel, the President called for tighter banking reforms.
    Robney being Robey said, that the Banking reforms are hurting the Housing Market in Florida.
    Ummm, they have not been written yet, hello!
    What a Pandering Dumb ass.

  31. 213 cindysweatt
    May 20, 2012 at 11:19 am

    I was wondering how a person gets a gravitar on this site.


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