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“There is an endless supply of paint”

Houston Chronicle: Marcus Davis is resolute. As many times as vandals paint over a mural of President Barack Obama, he will repair the damage over and over again.

“There is an endless supply of paint,” said Davis, 41, who opened The Breakfast Klub in 2001. “This mural is symbolic of the presidency of Barack Obama. He wakes up every day to obstacles and challenges far greater than a doggone mural being defaced. If he has the level of courage and type of character that causes him to continue to go on, I’ll be damned if I stop.”

More here

Thank you Dudette!

Okay people, from here on in, when we’re feeling crap, this will be our motto:

“There is an endless supply of paint.”

;-)


186 Responses to ““There is an endless supply of paint””


  1. 2 kasai
    February 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Congrats!! Mary:-)

  2. 3 kasai
    February 19, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    When I am feeling crap……….I turn to TODS…is as simple as that. I can guarantee you… or you get full refund from Madam Chips :-)

  3. February 19, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Congrats Mary, what a wonderful person that Marcus Davis is!

  4. 5 lamh36
    February 19, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    hi guys.

    Ok, so it’s officially been a month since I moved back to Louisiana. I’ve halfway furnished my apartment. I’ve got cable, internet, electricity and water. I’ve still got some auto stuff to do, but everything’s going as well as possible right now. I’m sitting here marginally watching tv while surfing the net…exactly what I’d be doing in DFW right now, except I pretty much see my younger sisters twice a month. I can drive 15 min to see my grandmother if I just want to hang and I can drive for about 1 hour and spend time with my fam, go to a birthday party for my godkids, hang out and laugh with my cousins and aunts, or just see my mother in person rather than via text message. Life is good right now. Here’s hoping the bottom doesn’t drop out…lol.

    • 6 hopefruit2
      February 19, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      Thanks Lamh for the update and so glad to hear that things are coming along and settling down nicely for you in your new home. :)

    • 7 jacquelineoboomer
      February 19, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      The bottom won’t drop out, lamh36, but if you think that thought, again, just remember there is an endless supply of paint.

      And remember this quote I saw on Twitter: The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you’ve come.

      Congrats on how well your move has gone, thanks to YOUR efforts!

    • 8 Pamela
      February 19, 2013 at 8:36 pm

      Very good to hear this lamh36. Sounds like a good new direction!

    • 9 yardarm756
      February 19, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      No stinkin’ thinkin’ allowed. Everything WILL BE alright. Ya got that?

    • 10 GGail
      February 19, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      Hi lamh! It’s so good to hear from you and to know that you’re somewhat settled in your new city/state. Be grateful, be blessed!

    • 11 a4alice
      February 19, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      Way to go Lamh! Glad to know you are doing well!

    • 12 theo67
      February 19, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      Think positive, lamh36 – your life is sounding pretty good right now. Enjoy it!

  5. 13 lamh36
    February 19, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    So Tweety had a segment on Mark Sanford running for Congress. My first thought was will the mistress now wife (didn’t he marry her?) be on the trail with him ala Calista Gingrich, and what will his wronged ex-wife have to say about he candidacy? They are in the same party right?

    • 14 Bill
      February 19, 2013 at 8:10 pm

      I think he is engaged but not married yet. I was surprised that Tweety did not mention Stephen Colbert’s sister is running as a Democrat for the seat.

      • 15 jacquelineoboomer
        February 19, 2013 at 8:19 pm

        Tweety operates as though he thinks he lives in a novel, rather than covering news, and can only absorb one shiny object at a time, so maybe he just hasn’t gotten to that part of his novel, yet. Good luck to Stephen Colbert’s sister!

  6. 16 LDS
    February 19, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Mary1, congrats.
    So much positive information here today (warriors-style). I am taking it all in and taking notes.
    POB is not playing with these idiots!

  7. February 19, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    You guys are going to love this one! Senator Turtle got duped by epic proportions!

  8. 32 hopefruit2
    February 19, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    I’m in.

  9. 33 jacquelineoboomer
    February 19, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    There is an endless supply of paint.

    Perfect.

  10. 38 globalcitizenlinda
    February 19, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    today, I really need to hear that: “There is an endless supply of paint.” (Marcus Davis)

  11. February 19, 2013 at 8:14 pm
  12. February 19, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Paint on it’s beautiful!

  13. 41 daisydem
    February 19, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Love our new motto!

  14. 42 amk for obama
    February 19, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    After all, the popular mural across the street from The Breakfast Klub at 3711 Travis has been defaced at least three times by vandals since last October, most recently in late January when someone splashed black and red paint across the 10-foot image of Obama. Artists redesigned and repainted the mural in late January, adding the image of a young, blue-eyed white girl next to the nation’s first black president.

    Love it. When Edison’s lab was burnt, he said “Now, all my mistakes are gone too. I can start afresh”.

  15. February 19, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    And just to reiterate: I LOVE my job.

    • 44 jacquelineoboomer
      February 19, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      And just to reiterate: We’re glad!

    • 45 daisydem
      February 19, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      Awwwwwwwww… from one who should have been a librarian, who helped set up and work a library in the back of her fourth grade classroom (our elementary school had no library as such and my teacher wanted it to); who worked in the library of her high school, 3 years, grades 10-12, and whose tuition assistance program at the university included working in the college library and whose daughter has a master’s in Library Science, I applaud you Sir!

      • 46 Pamela
        February 19, 2013 at 9:09 pm

        You should have been given an honorary degree by now, daisydem!

      • 48 jacquelineoboomer
        February 19, 2013 at 9:45 pm

        daisydem – Such a sweet story! I worked in “library service” one year in high school, too, and still have my certificate and I’m 150 years old. But it was too “quiet” for my tastes. However, my niece worked at a library during college, she got a journalism degree but decided to work at the same library as her first job after college, then she got a job writing and editing newsletters for a company (which also includes marketing to libraries), and ever since has belonged to the American Libraries Association, and gives occasional seminars to them during their conventions. She caught the same bug you and your daughter did. The best ever was when she was in Chicago in ’05, covering their convention for her company, and who was the guest speaker? Barack Obama. (Years later, she sent me her newsletter and the story she wrote about him, which I know I’ve posted here before.)

        • 49 Pamela
          February 19, 2013 at 10:06 pm

          Uh, JO’B, you are not 150 years old…..

          • 50 jacquelineoboomer
            February 19, 2013 at 10:29 pm

            It’s okay, thanks – in my mind, I’m 15 and I just added a zero! (Age means nothing to me, as I’m sure it means nothing to you! It just cracks me up that I can remember all that stuff so far back!)

            • 51 Pamela
              February 19, 2013 at 10:44 pm

              :) I know, that’s why I said it! I nearly added “but we may feel like it sometimes”, decided to leave it as a flat punch line! Sometimes I like to make myself laugh! :lol:

              • 52 jacquelineoboomer
                February 19, 2013 at 11:14 pm

                Me, too, with that “make myself laugh” stuff! And keep it up! Hey, I’ll laugh at your jokes if you’ll laugh at mine. Deal? :)

        • 53 daisydem
          February 19, 2013 at 11:18 pm

          Wow … what an opportunity for your niece (and yes, I don’t know that I have read your niece’s story, so would love to read it sometime) … and all because of libraries. I knew they were great! I just bet that our beloved President has spent many an hour himself in libraries!

          • 54 jacquelineoboomer
            February 19, 2013 at 11:49 pm

            Can you imagine being in a library, rounding the corner, and seeing the President? Oh, my.

            One quick one on my niece’s experience. She said everyone in the room was totally impressed by Barack Obama’s total grasp of facts and statistics on education, which he presented flawlessly without notes. (Yummy.)

  16. February 19, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Congrats, Maryl1 on #1.

    Chips opened a new thread in record time, so I thought I would bring this over from the end of the previous thread:

    @Redistrict has matched 2010 Census Data with current Congressional CDs and has gleaned demographic stats for each. You can imagine what an arduous task this is (because of gerrymandering, it’s not just a matter of looking at counties or zip codes). Here’s his link to that info:

    Bottom line:

  17. February 19, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I was also trying to find more info on McCain’s Arizona townhall today. This AP article is worthless (referred just to angry citizens, doesn’t say what the citizens were upset about.

    http://www.kvoa.com/news/mccain-defends-immigration-plan-to-angry-residents/

    I grew up in the San Diego area and in the 1970s my mother and I were stranded in Deming New Mexico (on Interstate 10) for a couple of days waiting “for a part from Santa Fe” for our car. It was a very quiet, sleepy, boring, small desert town. When I stopped there a few years ago, I was surprised at how much it had changed. No longer sleepy, lots of people, and few people spoke English (I reckon that Deming is about 40 miles from the Mexico border).

    Definitely not your father’s Deming NM.

  18. 60 amk for obama
    February 19, 2013 at 8:35 pm
  19. February 19, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Download the Congressional calendar if you really want to see how hard the House is working:

    http://www.dsca.mil/programs/LPA/2013/2013_calendar_113012.pdf

  20. 66 amk for obama
    February 19, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Two five-year-old boys getting acquainted.

    “My name is Joshua. What’s yours?” asked the first boy.

    “Adam,” replied the second.

    “My daddy is a doctor. What does your daddy do for a living?” asked Joshua.

    Adam proudly replied, “My daddy is a lawyer.”

    “Honest?” asked Joshua.

    “No, just the regular kind,” replied Adam.

  21. February 19, 2013 at 8:40 pm
  22. 74 Dudette
    February 19, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Lawd ha mercy, Family! As Paul Harvey used to say… “and now for the REST OF THE STORY”
    =====================

    I poking around trying to find a twitter handle for Marcus Davis, owner of the Houston restaurant with the mural, Breakfast Klub, when I ran across this tweet. There’s a good news video in the referenced article (worth posting up top, if you can get it Chips)

    New Article with video http://bit.ly/ZqasTx

    and this other tweet, which led to a slightly older news story with an unfortunate photo of Marcus strapped with an assault weapon (yikes!)
    Guess he felt he needed it to “protect” the mural and/or himself. [sigh!]

    News Article with photo: http://bit.ly/12JWcGf

  23. 75 amk for obama
    February 19, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    A Baptist missionary in Africa was just walking when he heard the ominous padding of a lion behind him.

    “Oh Lord,” prayed the missionary, “Grant in thy goodness that the lion walking behind me is a good Christian lion.”

    In the silence that followed, the missionary heard the lion praying too: “Oh Lord,” he prayed, “I thank thee for the meal which I am about to enjoy”

    ///

    A sinking ship’s Captain: “Does anyone know how to pray?”

    A priest says he can pray.

    Captain: “Ok priest, you pray. Everyone else will wear a life jacket. We are short of one.”

  24. February 19, 2013 at 8:51 pm
  25. 81 amk for obama
    February 19, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    According to a news report, a certain private school in Washington recently was faced with a unique problem. A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom.

    That was fine, but after they put on their lipstick they would press their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prints.

    Every night, the maintenance man would remove them and the next day, the girls would put them back. Finally the principal decided that something had to be done. She called all the girls to the bathroom and met them there with the maintenance man. She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for the custodian who had to clean the mirrors every night.

    To demonstrate how difficult it had been to clean the mirrors, she asked the maintenance man to show the girls how much effort was required. He took out a long-handled squeegee, dipped it in the toilet, and cleaned the mirror with it. Since then, there have been no lip prints on the mirror.

    There are teachers, and then there are educators …

  26. February 19, 2013 at 8:53 pm
  27. February 19, 2013 at 8:53 pm
  28. 95 amk for obama
    February 19, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    What are a woman’s four favorite animals?

    A mink in the closet, a jaguar in the garage, a tiger in the bedroom, and an ass to pay for it all.

    /ducks and runs

  29. 100 kasai
    February 19, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Here’s all the info about Marcus Davis Info…and restaurant website:-)

    I am hungry!!!!!!!!!

    http://thebreakfastklub.com/

  30. 110 Dudette
    February 19, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Have we seen this Behind the Scenes gallery already? Apologies if it’s a repeat!

  31. February 19, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    This will make your blood boil. I mean big time!

  32. 130 squarepeg
    February 19, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I know ya’ll loved maddow last night but stay away from her tonight, guys: She’s whining about Gitmo.

    • 131 jacquelineoboomer
      February 20, 2013 at 12:18 am

      I figured she’d be gloating about Hubris, like it was her baby, so I stayed away, anyway.

    • 132 theo67
      February 20, 2013 at 2:20 am

      I watched Maddow tonight, and she actually didn’t do a bad job pointing out that Congress is the problem with closing down Gitmo. she had a young guy on who said that the President is severely restricted from even transferring Gitmo prisoners to third party countries who have agreed to take them after they’ve been exonerated. There are plenty who are just housed there, I guess waiting to die at some point, because Congress doesn’t have the guts to do the right thing. She pointed out that Bush, then McCain also said they wanted to close Gitmo back in 2008, and received applause from their GOP audiences. Everyone wanted to close Gitmo – then they lost their nerve. Except the President, whose hands are tied. She did a decent job.

  33. 133 amk for obama
    February 19, 2013 at 9:09 pm
  34. 138 amk for obama
    February 19, 2013 at 9:14 pm
  35. 139 sherijr
    February 19, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Damn Right: There is an endless supply of pain~ I love this :)

  36. 143 Dudette
    February 19, 2013 at 9:21 pm
  37. 144 amk for obama
    February 19, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    psa – ff 19.0 is out.

  38. 145 Dudette
    February 19, 2013 at 9:28 pm
  39. 146 desertflower
    February 19, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I know very well how we all feel about Tweety, but geeze Louise, I think he was right on here!

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/02/19/chris-matthews-gop-using-cold-war-cia-tactics-to-bring-down-u-s-government/

    MSNBC host Chris Matthews tore into the Republican Party on his show Tuesday night, comparing their anti-government attitude to CIA-led coups during the Cold War.

    “If they didn’t like a government somewhere — Guatemala, Iran, the Dominican Republic, Chile — they just brought it down,” he said. “Guess what, Republicans are now using the same tactic here at home. If they don’t like who we’ve elected president, they find some way to undermine the government, discredit its leaders, whatever it takes to destroy it.”

    “We are using in this country the same old Cold War CIA tactics to destabilize our own country,” Matthews continued. “Look at the impact of the constant threats to shut down the government on public confidence. It’s all in the ratings. It’s making people forever nervous about the basic ability of America to even have a running government. Is that patriotic? I don’t think so.”

    Video at the link

    • 147 jackiegrumbacher
      February 19, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      Df, I think that ‘unpatriotic’ is the word we should routinely use to describe the Republicans in Congress. They are not anti-big government. They are anti-American. Tar them with the same brush they used on anyone who didn’t agree with them in the Bush years.

  40. 149 dotster3
    February 19, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Watching excellent and disturbing PBS special on guns in America—-2nd part tomorrow night. Just saw the lady author (and gun owner) of a book about gun shows. It’s all a horror show to me, but I learned that political messages are piped into these events—-telling the gun buyers who to vote for in upcoming elections——and fear-mongering—–you and your family will not be safe if you are not armed etc. It’s a real comprehensive look at the gun culture in this country. Eye-opening. Highly recommend.

  41. February 19, 2013 at 9:52 pm
    • 151 amk for obama
      February 19, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      Mr. Cecil tries to resist national political winds and tailor each campaign to the particular candidates and the states they are running in. Republican campaigns tend to ride national waves, running on broad national issues like the size and scope of government, the level of taxation and the defense of the homeland. Mr. Cecil had different ideas for different Democratic candidates.

      For instance, Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota ran on “North Dakota values,” a languishing farm bill and essential air service to rural America. Sherrod Brown, practically buried under an avalanche of Republican advertising, ran as David against Goliath, even if he was the incumbent in Ohio.

      “Each one of our candidates campaigned to their strengths,” said Senator Jon Tester, Democrat of Montana, who won re-election in November in a race many expected him to lose. “I hate to use a basketball analogy, but you don’t put a point guard under the basket and tell him to rebound. Sherrod Brown has a different set of strengths than I do.”

      At times last cycle, Mr. Cecil courted controversy. In Wisconsin, he backed the candidacy of Representative Tammy Baldwin, a liberal lesbian from Madison, when many Democrats wanted a more moderate voice from a rural corner of the state. Ms. Baldwin won, beating a four-term governor, Tommy Thompson, the Republicans’ candidate of choice.

      In Missouri, Mr. Cecil encouraged Senator Claire McCaskill to pull off one of the most clever feats of the campaign cycle, an advertisement just days before the Republican primary that “blasted” Representative Todd Akin as the most conservative, most vehemently anti-Obama candidate in the Republican field. The effort was seen as a boost for Mr. Akin, the opponent she preferred.

      “He understood the complicated needle I had to thread, running a disciplined campaign and seeing if we could end up with a general election candidate we could beat,” Ms. McCaskill said.

      ///

      One smart dood.

      • 152 desertflower
        February 19, 2013 at 10:43 pm

        I think that we are in very capable hands:) Anyone in his neck of the woods should send him some thanks….by the way, amk….did you get the wine? What of your business guests?

        • 153 amk for obama
          February 19, 2013 at 10:48 pm

          I am leaving my shop in another one hour to my other home 200 klicks away. On my way, I will pick up the reds (or what passes for it here). The kenyans are arriving tomorrow morning. Will keep you posted about the wine and the appreciation/non-appreciation thereof

          They urged me y’day to join them in their 2-day vacay. Drats.

      • 157 nathkatun7
        February 20, 2013 at 1:51 am

        We need smart people like Guy Cecil running Democratic campaigns if we want to retain Democratic majorities in the Senate and win back the House of Rep.

  42. February 19, 2013 at 9:54 pm
  43. 160 Dudette
    February 19, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    ROFLMAO — More fun with Twitter hastags. Tonight it’s #GOPFILMS. OMG, my eyes are watering and my stomach hurts!

    Honey, I Blew Up the Wrong Country #GOPFilms
    The Rise and Fall of the GOP #GOPFILMS
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest #GOPFILMS starring George Bush
    I Know What You Did Last Sequester. #GOPFilms
    #GOPFilms No Good Men
    So I Married An NRA Gun Murderer #GOPFILMS #p2
    Lying in Winter (Spring, Summer and Fall) #GOPFilms
    Rosemary’s Having That Baby! #GOPFilms
    No Health Care for Old Men #GOPFILMS
    #GOPFilms Waterbottle Down
    Harold & Kumar get profiled #GOPFilms
    FORREST TRUMP #GOPFILMS #P2
    Kill Bills #GOPFilms
    #GOPFilms The Hatetriot
    The Crook, the Thief, His 3rd Wife & Her Lover. #GOPFILMS
    #GOPFilms The White Stuff
    #GOPFilms Hunt for Red November
    Twelve Angry White Men #GOPFILMS

    … ROFLMAO

    • 161 Dudette
      February 19, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      #GOPFILMS Saving Privatized Ryan
      MY RIGHT FOOT #GOPFILMS #P2
      #GOPFilms War and War
      Grumpy Old Men #GOPFilms
      #GOPFILMS Two Guns for Sister Sarah
      #GOPFilms Saving Ryan From His Privates
      #GOPFILMS Do the Far-Right Thing

    • 162 Dudette
      February 19, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      #GOPFilms Wrinkle Linings Playbook
      The Day the Congress Stood Still #GOPfilms
      #GOPFilms The Thieves of Baghdad
      RAGING BULL-SHIT #GOPFILMS
      An Oil Spill Runs Through It #GOPFILMS
      #GOPFILMS No Country for Old Men.. Or Gays, Women, Babies, the Poor or Minorities.

  44. February 19, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    I love our new “pick-me-up” slogan! :)

  45. 165 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    February 19, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    I told my husband. It’s taken a while but I finally have a philosophy for life. “There is an endless supply of paint.” It’s perfect.

  46. 166 desertflower
    February 19, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    I’m not the mural type, but I find this mural quite beautiful. Powerful and serene at the same time.

  47. 167 kasai
    February 19, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Hi Desert..I wish I was close to Houston…I would have given my time in helping paint any day..anytime:-)

    • 168 desertflower
      February 19, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      Hello sweet, beautiful kasai:) I know you would have given your time and incredible talents, to help paint that mural! Seems like he has everything under control though….”there is an endless supply of paint”. I like his spirit and his attitude….hope you’re well and all is right in your world. {{{hugs}}}}

  48. 171 anniebella
    February 19, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    FLOTUS will be on the Jimmy Fallon Show Friday night Feb. 22nd. She will be talking about the third anniversary of Let’s Move!!!!!!

  49. February 19, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    OK TOD family, gotta study for exam tommorow. But here is my contribution for when you get sleepy and need a nudge to dose off.

  50. 173 desertflower
    February 19, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Does anyone know what has happened with Hachiko? Her surgery? Things just pop into my head at the oddest times, and I thought of her. Anyone know how she is??

  51. February 19, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Breaking: It’s hailing and thundering in Los Angeles. Angelenos look for a virgin to sacrifice to propitiate the weather gods, but they’re in short supply in the City of Angels. More at 11.

  52. 184 desertflower
    February 19, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    McCain was up against the stupid, fear based ignorance that his party propagated in his town hall today…..this is the ugly shit that goes on here….
    During a heated town hall gathering in the Phoenix suburb of Sun Lakes, McCain said the border near Yuma is largely secure, but said smugglers are using the border near Tucson to pump drugs into Phoenix. He said immigration reform should be contingent on better border security that must rely largely on technology able to detect border crossings.
    McCain said a tamper-proof Social Security card would help combat identity fraud, and noted any path to citizenship must require immigrants to learn English, cover back taxes and pay fines for breaking immigration laws.
    “There are 11 million people living here illegally,” he said. “We are not going to get enough buses to deport them.”
    Some audience members shouted out their disapproval.
    One man yelled that only guns would discourage illegal immigration. Another man complained that illegal immigrants should never be able to become citizens or vote. A third man said illegal immigrants were illiterate invaders who wanted free government benefits.

    Read more: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/state/mccain-defends-immigration-plan-to-angry-valley-residents#ixzz2LPXMp6


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