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Sunny Side Up

President Obama consoles Donovan Frazier, 5, whose egg ran off course during the the Easter Egg Race

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Lots more Easter Egg Roll videos at the White House YouTube channel

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Jessica Sanchez sings the national anthem

Big President and Kid President

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“No offense, President Dad, but I’ve heard Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, like, 100 times”

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“Hey, nice ears!” “Thanks Bunny!”

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First Lady Michelle Obama embraces Neil Heslin, father of 6-yr-old Sandy Hook victim Jesse Lewis

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… with Al Roker and chef Anne Burrell

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Novak Djokovic

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More photos and videos later – if I put them all in this post, I’d break the Internetz.


232 Responses to “Sunny Side Up”


  1. 1 japa21
    April 1, 2013 at 2:58 pm
    • 2 theo67
      April 1, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      Perfect.

    • 3 4morefor44
      April 1, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      “threatened”?!? way to miss the point, coppins. the problem is that they never, ever cover when he does well or has successes, and in the rare times when they do, it is always, always dulled by some sort of negative spin added to it, and the few times he doesn’t immediately kick butt, “the news” makes a huge deal out of it no matter how trivial it is (jedi mind meld?!?!? are you freaking kidding me the “the news” would make something out of that?!?!).

      meanwhile, we were subjected to constant fawning over the previous president, who literally could do nothing wrong in their eyes, even when he was almost killed by a pretzel (allegedly), and to this day are still propping up the legacy of easily the worst president ever by almost any measure. a president who lost the popular vote, mind you.

      our problem is the double-standard, mckay.

    • 4 Bill
      April 1, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      McKay Coppins, a BYU graduate, talks often of being a Mormon and had difficulty hiding his support of Romney.

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      Threatened? Haha…… A reminder for idiots in the media, PBO vs. Clark Kellog, NCAA Tourney announcer and OSU All-American

    • 6 hopefruit2
      April 1, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      Perfect response japa!

      RT’d & fav’d. :)

    • 7 anniebella
      April 1, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      Thank you John Miller. These darn idiots act as if it was Michael Jordon, or Lebron James , or Kobe Bryant in the seventh game of the NBA Championship, and they went 2 for 22. For pete’s sake it was President Obama. If the President had hit 22 and missed 2 they never would had mention it. Such silliness from these haters. And then try to act like we have the problem.

      • 8 Bill
        April 1, 2013 at 3:46 pm

        Anniebella, if he had hit 22 they would have said he played too much basketball and never worked.

    • 9 anniebella
      April 1, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      Right on John Miller.

    • 11 jacquelineoboomer
      April 1, 2013 at 4:09 pm

      Perfect.

  2. 12 japa21
    April 1, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    And, Chips, boy did you step all over LL. Still miffed over Chelsea, huh?

  3. 14 Allison
    April 1, 2013 at 3:01 pm
  4. 15 LadyTNT
    April 1, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Top 3?

  5. 18 utaustinliberal
    April 1, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Damn…..Chiparooo. You really really really do loooooooooooooooooooove Eggy Roll Day! :D

  6. 19 vitaminlover
    April 1, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Awwwww! My President is consoling the little one about his egg!

  7. April 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I say this all the time, but I can not tell you enough how much I enjoy this site and all the work you do, thank you, thank you, thank you and did I mention thank you.

  8. 21 utaustinliberal
    April 1, 2013 at 3:09 pm
  9. April 1, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I bet Chips wore Easter bonnets in her youth.

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      LL, *ENDLESS* sorries for posting just after you, I didn’t see you in drafts when I started my post, so fired ahead with the eggy pics without checking. Me = eejit (shut up Amk). That’s the second time in a day United have trailed Chelsea :???:

      I’ve put your post on private for now just to let the piccy thread appear, but will use it later. Thank you so much – and apologies again!

  10. 24 Don
    April 1, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Doesn’t it just rips the hearts out of all those Republicans that can’t stand President Obama when he introduced the “Black” kid President.

  11. 25 Don
    April 1, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Symbolism means something to this President and he knows how to use symbols. The image of the kid President will stick in the minds of so many little black boys and little girls, and that is how change will come about.

  12. April 1, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I bet that little boy is a Chelsea fan, just like this adorable moppet:

  13. 31 Dudette
    April 1, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Aww… so sweet. Looks how my President consoles that little cutie! I just love him!

  14. 35 Don
    April 1, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Isn’t is funny how President Obama did not have to say a single word in this entire Dr. Ben Carson fiasco all the way from the Prayer Breakfast to Dr. Carson’s outrageous comments about same sex marriage.

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      So I missed the Ben Carson kerfuffle. What did he say?

      • 37 cookemom
        April 1, 2013 at 3:30 pm

        Do the google and you’ll find enough stuff to fill your library. Anything from his inappropriate political remarks at a prayer breakfast, which catapulted him to RWNJ stardom, to his crazy LGBT talk on Hannity, to his non-apology apology that followed, to the medical students campaigning to have him removed as speaker at their commencement. The good news? He will make $$$$$ from the RWNJs as he peddles his new book and TV appearances. The Dems will hold him up as the face of BobbyJindal’s stoopid party.

        • 38 MightyPamela
          April 1, 2013 at 5:25 pm

          And despite all this, he will NEVER be president….. and his money will not follow him through the eye of the camel, will it! Sucker. I find it sad, however, that he is a Hopkins ‘luminary’ (or was), as I have had great respect for that organization.

          • 39 cookemom
            April 1, 2013 at 5:29 pm

            he got caught up in the frenzy and suffered from the ‘they like me, they really, really like me!’ syndrome, Too bad because what he’ll gain in nutbag approval, he’ll lose in his formerly well-deserved prestige.

            Too bad he didn’t think of the price he’d have to pay to be the front man for the ‘our blacks are better than their blacks’ according to Ann Coulter.

          • 40 Karlene
            April 1, 2013 at 6:17 pm

            you are spot on..

      • 41 Don
        April 1, 2013 at 3:32 pm

        Dr. Carson was on Hannity last week implying that those that are for equal marriage are in the same boat as those that look kindly on bestiality.

        • April 1, 2013 at 3:34 pm

          It’s often that I find myself thinking “You know, I’d love to follow up seeing my gay friends marry with a bit of goat fuckery.” He sure nailed me.

        • 43 57andfemale
          April 1, 2013 at 3:49 pm

          “But I didn’t mean what I specifically said. And I’m sorry you’re offended by what I really meant, even though that’s not what I said……”

          And this guy is a celebrated neurosurgeon? “Scalpel. No, wait. I didn’t mean scalpel. I meant some other instrument and you’re supposed to know what I mean.”

          Jackass

    • 44 COS
      April 1, 2013 at 3:35 pm

      I was thinking the same thing Don, when I read the article posted on a previous thread. He is self-destructing right before our eyes. He is the new Republican toy.

  15. April 1, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Is it me or is Michelle losing the bangs and getting a more Jaclyn Smith-ish look?

    • 46 cookemom
      April 1, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      I just this moment had the same thought. Those bangs are growing out already.

    • 47 Don
      April 1, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      I was thinking the exact same thing LL, I mean it’s uncanny. They look almost alike.

    • 49 MightyPamela
      April 1, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      Dunno… I was too riveted on her intense beauty to pay attention to that detail…. I felt those eggs might just roll all by themselves in the presence of such an incredible woman! Everyone really looked as if they were enjoying the event immensely!

  16. 50 vitaminlover
    April 1, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Am enjoying little Quivazhane reading a book live at the White House. How cute! What fun they are having!

  17. 51 Ladyhawke
    April 1, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    GOTTA LOVE MICHAEL GRUNWALD. EVERY TWEET EDUCATES AND INFORMS WITH FACTS.

    Michael Grunwald ‏@MikeGrunwald

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    @LOLGOP Come on. Just because Ryan voted for Bush tax cuts, wars, drug benefit, TARP & auto bailout doesn’t mean he’s not a deficit hawk.

    ————————————-

  18. 52 Bill
    April 1, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Bryce Harper hit two home runs in the Washington Nationals 2-0 win over the Miami Marlins. Stephen Strasburg gave up 3 hits in 7 innings to pick up the victory.

  19. 55 vitaminlover
    April 1, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Now it’s Ms. Coco Jones!

  20. April 1, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Just came back and was thanking theo and, ooops, it appears LL’s thread disappeared!!! Well – theo – thank you!!!

    Great thread Chips!!

    #TrustBarack – Children certainly do!!!

  21. April 1, 2013 at 3:48 pm
  22. 62 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 1, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    OK–the culprit needs to ‘fess up! WHO WAS IT??? I want to know WHO was leaning on the door so that I couldn’t get back in??? I posted a tweet around lunch time and this is the first time I’ve been able to get in since! Who was blocking the door? Bet it was VC… or was it Amk — yeah, maybe that was his last April Fools trick before hitting the rack. Yeah,since he’s not around to defend his (dis)honor, I’ll blame AMK!

  23. April 1, 2013 at 3:50 pm
  24. 76 Ceb
    April 1, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Thanks, Dear Chips, for making us part of the Obama White House’s Easter Monday celebrations each year. I feel as if I am there with the best viewing position.

  25. 77 isonprize
    April 1, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    OMG, My President is such a good dad!! The cuteness was just TOO TOO MUCH!! That little boy was just done that his egg didn’t cooperate, and Pres. Obama saved the day with a big ol’ daddy hug, the absolute BESTEST kind of hug!

    This ad on fatherhood makes me think of the kind of Dad President Obama is. So funny, but so important for children to know that adults are there for them!!

    “The smallest moments can have the biggest impact on a child’s life”

    • 78 CEB
      April 1, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      That is too cute!

    • 79 Dudette
      April 1, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      I’ve seen this on TV. Love it!

      Fondest childhood memories: My tough Army sergeant Dad teaching me to ride my bike and then sitting down to a Father/Daughter tea party where he sampled stuff I baked for him in my Easy Bake oven (… and with such enthusiasm)!!! :-D

  26. 80 anniebella
    April 1, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    The pictures of the First Family is wonderful.

  27. 81 Ladyhawke
    April 1, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    THE “SLOW DOWN” CAUCUS

    Marco Rubio joins the “slow down” caucus

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    Indeed, one group opposed to reform has explicitly called on Senators to slow the process down, apparently for the purposes of derailing it. And we’ve seen this before: back in 2007, opponents of reform similarly tried to slow the process, with Senator John Cornyn urging colleagues to “slow down and read this bill” because Americans had not yet digested the plan. Now, six years later, we’re again hearing the calls to “slow down.” But the American people have made their verdict clear: They want a path to citizenship.

    No doubt Rubio has a very tough balancing act to strike. He needs to reassure conservatives that he’s prepared to walk away from any deal, and that he’s getting them everything he can in the process. If he does this successfully, it could potentially bring some of them along. But as Benjy Sarlin points out, Senate Democrats have already vowed not to procedurally rush the process and have promised to run things through the typical committee and amendment process. Lending aid and comfort to the “slow down” caucus could make things worse, given that their apparent aim is to allow opponents more time to kill reform.

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    Read more here……

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/04/01/marco-rubio-joins-the-slow-down-caucus/

  28. 82 Ladyhawke
    April 1, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    AN THEN THERE WAS 47.

    Pennsylvania’s Casey joins the marriage bandwagon

    By Steve Benen

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    There are 55 members of the Senate Democratic caucus, and of this morning, 47 of them have now publicly declared their support for marriage equality. The latest is Pennsylvania’s Bob Casey.
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    As we talked about last week, with each similar announcement, the pressure rises on the remaining eight Senate Democrats who have not yet endorsed marriage equality: Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Bill Nelson of Florida, Tom Carper of Delaware, Tim Johnson of South Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, and Joe Donnelly of Indiana.

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    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/04/01/17556227-pennsylvanias-casey-joins-the-marriage-bandwagon

    • 83 jackiegrumbacher
      April 1, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      This is a very big deal, LH, as Casey was getting all kinds of grief from people over over his hold out on marriage equality. I think it was partly political pressure that did it for Casey, but also the fact that he’s a fundamentally decent man and he finally saw it as a fairness issue. So good for Casey, good for PA and good for all of us.

  29. 85 HZ
    April 1, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Chips, thanks again for keeping our beautiful home here so alive and wonderful. I feel great while I am here and go away with so much uplifting joy because of you, my dear beautiful Chips.

    My aches go away, and my heart is filled with gratefulness for your beautiful and faithful support of President Obama and our beautiful First Family.

    I just cried in thanksgiving for the touching photo of the little cute young man being consoled by our wonderful and caring president. Then to see our First Lady hugging the father of our precious little Newtown Family. We have such caring, compassionate and hardworking president and First Lady. The world gets to see our wonderful and decent president with a beautiful and steady core.

    Everyone, please do not forget to sign up for the OFA activities in your area. ((((( Love our President)))))HZ

  30. 86 yardarm756
    April 1, 2013 at 4:17 pm
  31. April 1, 2013 at 4:28 pm
  32. 91 carolyn
    April 1, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Looks like all the tulips and flowers bloomed just in time for today. The day looks spectacular, and everyone looks happy to be there. It is wonderful to me how the President and Mrs. Obama always find the person who needs them the most…..the father, the little boy…..how sensitive they are to people’s needs!

  33. April 1, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Oddly interesting, only because you get to see the inside of President Obama’s jacket:

  34. 97 Bill
    April 1, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    HP and Salon both have stories on PBO missing 22 shots. The state of our MSM becomes more discouraging.

  35. April 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks so much for the photos and vids. I had to miss a lot of this today.

  36. 103 yardarm756
    April 1, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I see that Tweety and Coward are damn near orgasmic about the possibility of HRC running for President……..Disgusting.

  37. 114 prettyfoot58
    April 1, 2013 at 5:29 pm
  38. 117 dotster3
    April 1, 2013 at 5:35 pm
  39. 121 carolyn
    April 1, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    …..and when HRC says “No, I’m not running.” WHAT ARE THOSE TWO GOING TO DO!!!”
    There are several other very good candidates for the Dems…..nothing counts or makes any difference until 2015, after the midterm elections. People like Rubio peak right now, and they’re done by the time it counts.
    Also, do these Republicans realize they are not going to run against President Obama? They have no idea who their opponent will be, and all this posturing and bloviating now is wasted breath.
    Did any of you tweet either of those two idiots? I’ve noticed that very few people can be contacted by just plain email any more.
    Since I dropped out of Facebook, and don’t tweet, I feel somewhat hamstrung in making my ideas known. The White House and my congresscritters still use email, thankfully, but I can’t find anyone on MSNBC who still does. I’ve checked and checked for email for Rev. Al, and I just can’t find any address for him, nor for anyone else on MSNBC. If anyone knows any email addresses for above mentioned people, I would appreciate and use the info. Thanks.

    • 122 cookemom
      April 1, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      Try this for telephone and fax numbers (it’s a little dated, but the numbers should still be correct):

      https://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/flowerchild/gGBqLt

      Here’s what I have for MSNBC and CNN email addresses:

      ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

      Hope these are still valid and helps!

      • 123 cookemom
        April 1, 2013 at 5:46 pm

        Hey, none of the email addresses posted. That’s odd, must be a wordpressy thingy

        • 124 cookemom
          April 1, 2013 at 5:54 pm

          So let’s try this:

          joe @ msnbc dot com
          hardball @ msnbc dot com
          letters @ msnbc dot com
          jeremy dot gaines @ msnbc dot com
          evening @ cbsnews dot com
          earlyshow @ cbs dot com
          Nightly @ nbc dot com
          today @ nbc dot com
          newshour @ pbs dot org
          wolf dot blitzer @ cnn dot com
          anderson dot cooper @ cnn dot com
          candy dot crowley @ cnn dot com
          chuck dot todd @ nbcuni dot com
          andrea dot mitchell @ nbcuni dot com
          rachel @ msnbc dot com
          ed dot msnbc @ nbcuni dot com

          These may help, or try the ‘contact us’ usually found at the bottom of their website/s

  40. 126 cookemom
    April 1, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    From my inbox:

    “After Paul Ryan raised $14.4 million to defeat Democrats and derail President Obama’s agenda, 91,555 of you stepped up and chipped in to help us fight back. That’s amazing! We can’t thank you enough!

    Just this morning, we launched new ads calling out Republicans who voted for Ryan’s extreme Medicare-destroying budget.
    You should definitely check them out!”

  41. 127 Ladyhawke
    April 1, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    ED HENRY IS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT ‘THE TONE’ OF THE EASTER SUNDAY SERMON IN D.C.

    Apparently, now President Obama is also responsible for (and has to answer to) the tone of Dr. Luis Leon’s sermons.

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    Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 4/1/2013

    Ed, sorry.

    Q I want to ask about yesterday’s Easter Mass. The President brought his family over to St. John’s, as a lot of Republican and Democratic Presidents have. But was he surprised, were you surprised that the Reverend León decided to get so political and attack leaders of the religious right, at one point saying that they want, quote, “blacks to be back in the back of the bus.” It seemed sort of odd for Easter. Were you surprised by that?

    MR. CARNEY: Well, I wasn’t there and I have not spoken with the President. I know that he enjoys going to Easter services with his family. And in keeping with a tradition that dates back many presidencies, he went right across the park here to St. John’s and attended those services.

    I think it’s been noted that Reverend León has been there for quite some time. He has — I think he gave the invocation at President George W. Bush’s second inaugural. So, again, I wasn’t there. I don’t have a characterization to make of his comments. The President was just attending Easter services with his family.

    Q He did speak at President Bush’s inaugural, and also did the benediction at President Obama’s most recent inaugural and said something about loving thy neighbor, et cetera. Do you think this kind of language, though, changes the tone in a positive way?

    MR. CARNEY: Well, again, this is — he is not a politician. This is not a senator or a member of Congress or the President. This was a sermon that the — at a church here that’s been visited by Presidents of both parties for many, many years. And I think — I just don’t have anything more on it for you. I haven’t talked to the President about it.

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    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/04/01/press-briefing-press-secretary-jay-carney-412013

  42. 142 hopefruit2
    April 1, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Hmmm….

    • 143 dotster3
      April 1, 2013 at 6:13 pm

      Hmmmmmmm. I see the daily count in the Trib—-maybe murders are down—hard to believe—but I can’t believe shootings are down—–there are multiple shootings nightly.

  43. 145 andogriff
    April 1, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Thanks Ms Chips for the spectacular coverage of the White House Easter festivities! Loved seeing our “Comforter in Chief” with that little boy, and witnessing gorgeous Michelle and the girls in action… would have missed it entirely without you!! Thanks again.

  44. 147 Dudette
    April 1, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Enjoyed watching the cute Kid President (9-yr Robby Novak) video in the briefing room from the previous thread. He’s adorable.

    CBS has more info about him in a photo gallery accompanying this article about his “press briefing” today:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57577271/kid-president-helps-with-wh-april-fools-prank/

    He’s quite the inspiring young lad. He suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare disease in which bones break easily.
    [Sci-fi fans out there will remember that's the diisease the Samuel Jackson's character Elijah Price/Mr. Glass had in the movie "Unbreakable"]

    “Robby Novak suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, a disease that makes his bones brittle. But the nine-year-old doesn’t let his frequent injuries slow him down.

    His “Kid President” video has been viewed 12 million times online. In it, Robby gives the world a pep talk, but it’s his life off camera that’s the real inspiration.”

    “Little Robby has had more than 70 broken bones and 13 surgeries. He has steel rods in both legs.”

    “Robby and his sister Lexi, who also has brittle bone disease, were adopted by Lori and David Novak nine years ago. Even when his bones were broken, Robby’s positive attitude and energy were so infectious, his brother-in-law decided to put him on video.”

    “Robby says he doesn’t worry about breaking bones. “I’m trying not to worry about it,” he says. “Like, I want everybody to know … I’m not that kid who breaks a lot. Like, I’m just — I’m just a kid who wants to have fun.”

    “He wakes up, and you will ask him, ‘How was your day today?’ and he’ll go, ‘Awesome!'” says brother-in-law Brad Montague.”

    “Robby recently broke his finger. He says he usually injures “mostly arms and legs, but not a finger. This is my first finger break.”

    “At first, the “Kid President” videos were just for the family, but once Montague posted them online, Robby’s motivational monologue became an internet sensation — and even caught the attention of the real president.”

    AWESOME CHILD!

  45. April 1, 2013 at 6:23 pm
  46. 157 Dudette
    April 1, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    We were made to be AWESOME! – Kid President (Robby Novak)

  47. 158 Dudette
    April 1, 2013 at 6:28 pm
  48. 161 yardarm756
    April 1, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    This would be a hoot. Beverly Hillbilly’s anyone!

  49. 162 Dudette
    April 1, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Not just about basketball

  50. 164 lamh36
    April 1, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Ok, so the best thing about Tyler Perry’s Temptation (the movie was very predictable. I figured out the “twist” like 30 minutes in) was the preview for the new Jackie Robinson movie, out April 12th.

    42: The True Story of an American Legend.

    • 165 Dudette
      April 1, 2013 at 6:46 pm

      I’m going to see this the first day it’s in town!

    • 168 prettyfoot58
      April 1, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      once again…Another movie in which .there will be LIBERAL use of the N word….the reason….to be authentic…

      i have grown of this excuse to defame blk folks with this word…in a movie…

      i will not support a movie that does so

      • 169 prettyfoot58
        April 1, 2013 at 6:53 pm

        That should read…

        I have grown weary…

      • 170 lamh36
        April 1, 2013 at 7:03 pm

        I’m sorry, but what in the heck are you talking about. The movie is a biopic of Jackie Robinson based in the era where the N-word was repeatedly thrown at him LIBERALLY as you say. What the words African American, and Black American, was not widely used then. I bet if Jackie Robinson had a nickel for everytime some white person called him the N-word he’d be as rich as Bill Gates.

        It doesn’t serve anyone anything to try to white wash the language of the era which was NOT PC into the PC language of today.

        I’m sorry, but I just don’t understand what your objection has to do with this particular movie.

        • 171 prettyfoot58
          April 1, 2013 at 7:28 pm

          i will not support a move that uses the N word….period……..everytime i hear the N word i am reminded of my grandmother who told me stoires of being called the n word while working as a domestic….i’m sure that was authentic as well…

          .i do not object to the telling of the Jackie Robinson story…it is indeed powerful….but i will not honor this notion that using the n word is necessary to tell the story….hell…i’m sure that we can find some white folks today who are more than willing to use the N word…nothing nostalgic about it at all..

          In addition…stand on a street corner and on any given day…some young black person is blasting a song that uses the n word,,,

          so this is not about being authentic…

          i object to the word ….period…….and so did my grandparents….

      • April 1, 2013 at 9:22 pm

        it’s a historical depiction. it was 1945. Black people were Negroes. We were officially second class citizens in the laws of the land.

        Yes, Nigger will be used….because that is what the culture was.

        Have you read any books about what Jackie Robinson went through?

        HE went through it, so you could have the luxury of ‘deciding’ whether you could deal with a movie about his life.

    • April 1, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      I think it’s easy to forget just how important Jackie Robinson playing on The Bums was to the civil rights movement. Baseball was the country’s common language, but spoken in two distinctly different dialects, one for whites and one for blacks. Jackie should be included when discussing Rosa Parks, MLK, and PBO.

    • 178 anniebella
      April 1, 2013 at 7:25 pm

      I want to see this movie.

  51. 180 Dudette
    April 1, 2013 at 6:46 pm
  52. 184 hopefruit2
    April 1, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    ABC News is going to have a segment on PBO as Consoler-in-Chief at the Easter Egg Roll. :)

    • 185 hopefruit2
      April 1, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      Of course they couldn’t help themselves and had to insert the part about PBO missing the BB shots….

      • 186 Nena20409
        April 1, 2013 at 7:32 pm

        Fair and Balanced? Or Manufactured REEL…..the invention of the Blabbering DC Village idiots? :lol:

  53. 187 Dudette
    April 1, 2013 at 6:54 pm
  54. 188 Dudette
    April 1, 2013 at 7:04 pm
  55. 193 MightyPamela
    April 1, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    {{{{{{{{{VC}}}}}}}} Check your email!! ;)

  56. 194 Dudette
    April 1, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Spring!!!

  57. 197 Nena20409
    April 1, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Awesome Photographs. Wow :!:

  58. 198 Dudette
    April 1, 2013 at 7:35 pm

  59. 199 Nena20409
    April 1, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    So seriously CBS.com ( probably a Mark K’s doing) now has the video of pres Obama shooting and getting 2 of 22 shots on a running Loop? HP has it on their front page running in a loop…. courtesy of CBS.com. I left my displeasure on their site too.

    How bad do these people have it that they must find a manufactured wrong to make them feel better and try in their minds to soil pres Obama? These people are just wickedly pathetic.

    • 200 anniebella
      April 1, 2013 at 7:48 pm

      Nena I think I will skip Huff Puff and CBS,com this time. I rather watch the video of the Easter Egg Roll today. I just finish watching FLOTUS, Malia, and Sasha read their books. I have to see POTUS read his book, then I want to see FLOTUS at the Kid’s Kitchen.

      • 201 Nena20409
        April 1, 2013 at 7:53 pm

        I don’t blame you. It was my way of letting TODers know. I was shocked that they had the actual video running in a loop. In all my years visiting HP, I have never seen such thing on their front page.

    • 202 COS
      April 1, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      Wow, I am laughing out loud. I find this comical that the media is trying to manufacture something out of nothing. There must be something more serious happening in the world. Don’t they know by now, that PBO is like Teflon. He just let this crap bounce off. :) I was reading on the thread about a reporter asking Jay about the statement made by the pastor of the church where PBO and all other presidents have attended. Ridiculous!!!

      • 203 Nena20409
        April 1, 2013 at 8:03 pm

        Rev Al had Rush having a heartache about it. Rush went as far as saying that pres Obama inspired it and encouraged racism for the rev Leon was told that pres Obama was coming and the sermon was tailored to accommodate pres Obama’s desired point of views.

        It is so funny how these people react to this president.

        Rev Leon is Not pres Obama’s pastor. He has been there for years. It matters not to these haters. Now they are flipping for the good rev Leon called out the righties. He doubled down when contacted and said that he stands by his Easter Sermons.

    • April 1, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      It doesn’t bother me. PBO couldn’t draw iron today and the media is having fun with it. Tomorrow nobody will even remember.

      • 205 nathkatun7
        April 1, 2013 at 8:23 pm

        As far as I am concerned, the U.S. media are useless. The majority of the so called MSM are no better than Tabloids. All they are interested in sensationalism. I am glad that more and more people no longer rely on the MSM pundits for serious analyses of important issues facing the country. The way I see it, MSM pundits are mainly impressing their fellow colleagues. But they are Increasingly irrelevant to most of us.

        • 206 Nena20409
          April 1, 2013 at 8:35 pm

          From your keyboards to the eyes of every single American informed electorate. Hear, hear.

          • 207 Nena20409
            April 1, 2013 at 8:36 pm

            Eyes and Ears, I have meant to type.

          • 208 nathkatun7
            April 1, 2013 at 9:41 pm

            Thanks Nena! The poor media don’t know that the game has changed. They no longer have a total monopoly on informing and shaping public opinion. I read posts on TOD and other blogs by people who are more politically astute and well informed than the pundits in the MSM.

  60. 209 Dudette
    April 1, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Good Day Sunshine!

  61. 212 Nena20409
    April 1, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    BUCKWILD(sp) star and 2 others found dead in WVa…….AP reports.

    I am not sure who they are……but show TV/Cable personality.

    Guns don’t kill people we are told.

    This past weekend, 25 gun violence in Chicago.

    The Gun shots epidemic continues in USA.

  62. 215 Dudette
    April 1, 2013 at 8:02 pm

  63. April 1, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    For AMK and Yardham:
    An attorney arrived home late, after a very tough day trying to get a stay of execution. His last minute plea for clemency to the governor had failed and he was feeling worn out and depressed.

    As soon as he walked through the door at home, his wife started on him about, ‘What time of night to be getting home is this? Where have you been? Dinner is cold and I’m not reheating it’. And on and on and on.

    Too shattered to play his usual role in this familiar ritual, he poured himself a shot of whiskey and headed off for a long hot soak in the bathtub, pursued by the predictable sarcastic remarks as he dragged himself up the stairs.

    While he was in the bath, the phone rang. The wife answered and was told that her husband’s client, James Wright, had been granted a stay of execution after all. Wright would not be hanged tonight.

    Finally realizing what a terrible day he must have had, she decided to go up stairs and give him the good news.

    As she opened the bathroom door, she was greeted by the sight of her husband, bent over naked, drying his legs and feet.

    ‘They’re not hanging Wright tonight,’ she said.

    He whirled around and screamed, ‘FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WOMAN, DON’T YOU EVER STOP?!’

  64. 218 yardarm756
    April 1, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Get ready folks. The drums of war are starting to beat. There are some willing to engage N. Korea right now.

    • April 1, 2013 at 8:18 pm

      As you know Sailor, certain ‘triggers’ bring a scale of death and destruction humanity has never seen. NK is in the top 3. There would be no ‘conventional’ warfare and the scale would be determined by what China did in response to annihilation of the NK regime and it’s infrastructure.

      • 220 yardarm756
        April 1, 2013 at 8:35 pm

        China ain’t gonna do squat if N. Korea jumps off first. I think. Man o man, Iraq would be a walk in the park if the Pacific jumped off. And Taiwan would love to see China fall.

  65. 221 hopefruit2
    April 1, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Let me just say that if the worst thing we could say about President Bush was that he missed 20 out of 22 basketball shots at an Easter Egg Roll, he would have been on Mt. Rushmore by now.

    So for the MSM to be going on about PBO’s missed BB shots at an Easter Egg roll simply tells the country and the world that this President is doing a damn good job of governing the country – so much so that the media has to anxiously hope he misses a BB shot or else there’s no news for them to report….

    • 222 nathkatun7
      April 1, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      Well said, Hopefruit! Personally, I think the U.S. mainstream media are becoming more and more irrelevant each and every day. Do the MS media really think that sane people are going to think less of their 51-year-old President because he missed basketball shots? It’s nice that President Obama is an avid athlete who loves sports. But I certainly did not vote for him because I expected him to be as good as Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant in shooting hoops. To be even more honest, I did not vote for him because he was a better basketball player than I am. And I did play basketball in High School 50 years ago. Just to think that these media people are paid incomes of 6-7 figures just to insult the intelligence of the American people by reporting these bs as if they were really important news that affected people’s lives!

  66. 223 ouapiti
    April 1, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I’m late to the Easter Egg Roll comments, but I LOVE THESE PICTURES AND OUR FIRST FAMILY!!! Thanks so much. Each one of the pictures is so full of warmth and caring and humanity, even before you know the back stories (Easter egg gone astray, Kid President and his brittle bone disease, the Newtown father, etc.) that make them even more meaningful and moving. Did I say I love this family?!

  67. 225 amk for obama
    April 1, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Heh, I have the exact same blue & white shirt. Cool.

  68. April 1, 2013 at 9:44 pm
  69. 232 anniebella
    April 1, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    I am sure I have said this before but the pictures are so nice. And FLOTUS just looks wonderful.


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