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A Family Tattoo

See more of the clip here – thanks UT

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166 Responses to “A Family Tattoo”


  1. 1 canadabarb4obama
    April 24, 2013 at 11:29 am

    first

    • 2 jacquelineoboomer
      April 24, 2013 at 11:31 am

      Congrats!

    • 3 jacquelineoboomer
      April 24, 2013 at 11:31 am

      Barb – It’s you and me, kid! Did you undersleep this mornin’?

      • 4 canadabarb4obama
        April 24, 2013 at 11:39 am

        yes, my friend!

      • 13 MightyPamela
        April 24, 2013 at 11:47 am

        ANd tied 1st looks just as fine on you, JO’B! Nice one, ladies. Very cool working together! ;)

        • 14 MightyPamela
          April 24, 2013 at 11:49 am

          (whoa – see my Woot! for CanadaBarb waaaaaayyyyyy down below! HaHa!

        • 15 jacquelineoboomer
          April 24, 2013 at 11:51 am

          Not quite tied but I’m already Barb’s follower, so it works. Cool “working” here with you, too, MightyPamela! And your new name still makes me smile. Hope you’re feeling better today.

          • 16 MightyPamela
            April 24, 2013 at 11:59 am

            Early in the day I feel as if I’m nearly there… It’s after I do all those ‘things which must be done’ that I go backwards a bit. Luckily, my new name does bring me an added dimension I had hitherto been unable to consider! Hmmmm, I suspect a connection here…. Off to clean the birdbaths! Lots of lovely pollen coating everything here each morning, lots of hosing everything off required! BBL, hope CanadaBarb4Obama gets that picture of BO and Bo, coz I want to see it too! I Bark For Barack! Hee! :lol:

            • 17 jacquelineoboomer
              April 24, 2013 at 12:02 pm

              Oh, MightyPamela, your “Lots of lovely pollen coating everything here” sounded so good … we keep going back into winter here in the Midwest! Give me some lovely pollen any old day.

              • 18 MightyPamela
                April 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm

                Inorite… I do think of all o’ y’all when I’m dealing with the pesky pollen, but I am also aware of a deep sense of gratitude that we still HAVE pollen, what with our pollinators in peril….. I’d really better go…. my birdies are working so hard out there in the sunshine, they will be needing fresh water…. BYE!

              • 20 57andfemale
                April 24, 2013 at 12:35 pm

                That would require it stop being winter in Chicago. Outside of my office, we’re getting the first daffodils. I never remember it being this late.

                It’s 41 degrees here.

                • 21 jacquelineoboomer
                  April 24, 2013 at 1:09 pm

                  It’s all the way up to 44 degrees, here in River City south of you. And I also have first daffodils in my yard, go figure. And last night the weather man said “rain turning into snow.” Me no likey!

              • April 24, 2013 at 5:46 pm

                No joke! I was snowing all afternoon today in beautiful downtown Michigan.

                • 23 jacquelineoboomer
                  April 24, 2013 at 6:20 pm

                  Oh no!! Hang in there!

                  • April 24, 2013 at 6:37 pm

                    As we got ready to leave school and I was telling the students they had to wear their coats, they said “But it’s Spring!” and I said “But it’s Snowing”, to which they replied “But it’s Spring! How can it snow in Spring?” I just shook my head and thought “You poor innocent foolish babies. You’re living in MICHIGAN!!!” I had this conversation approximately 15 times in 10 minutes.

            • 29 57andfemale
              April 24, 2013 at 12:20 pm

              You need to pace yourself and really examine what absolutely has to get done. Put yourself first, for once. You’ll get better that much faster and be ready to conquer the world.

              {{{{{MightyPamela}}}}}

              • 30 MightyPamela
                April 24, 2013 at 3:03 pm

                That has been the lesson all these weeks, 57, and a steady learning curve it has been. There is a tussle for High Priority, and those nesting pairs of birds are way up there. If you knew me, you would be quite proud of all I am letting slide by, tho you might think I am a rather messy housekeeper! :oops:

                • 31 57andfemale
                  April 24, 2013 at 3:38 pm

                  It’s an important life lesson to put your wellbeing and health ahead of a dust mop. It’s tough, I know, but a lesson well-learned.

                  I’m watching you, girlfriend! Do you cause yourself any relapses!

      • 32 yardarm756
        April 24, 2013 at 12:37 pm

        Well, well, well! Look out world. They are both awake and Satan is on the run! :lol:

    • April 24, 2013 at 11:36 am

      Wo0t, congrats on #1.

      Here’s props from Jeff Gauvin:

    • 56 MightyPamela
      April 24, 2013 at 11:45 am

      Woot! First looks just fine on you cb4O! ;)

    • 58 donna dem 4 obama
      April 24, 2013 at 11:48 am

      Hey Barb! Congrats on First!

  2. 60 isonprize
    April 24, 2013 at 11:33 am

    There is one and only one family tattoo that the Obamas could ever get!!! The Obama “O”

  3. 66 jacquelineoboomer
    April 24, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Chips – Thanks, in particular, for that last thread – will take me “more coffee” to get through it! Loved hearing this morning that Gov. O’Malley is considering a run in 2016. That made me smile, bein’ part Irish, with O’Malleys in my family, to see yet another Irish-American run for President. Some of our immigrant ancestors, of course, came to this country seeing “Irish Need Not Apply signs” waiting for them. Only takes a century or two for us to change our ways.

  4. April 24, 2013 at 11:39 am

    OMG, how much do I love this man.

    What a perfect response.

    And sign me up for viewing that You Tube of the Obama family showing of their family tatoo (exactly the same tattoo in exactly the same place). LOL.

  5. April 24, 2013 at 11:40 am

    That’s just about the coolest way ever to dissuade a kid from getting inked! Love it…

    Gato

    • April 24, 2013 at 11:43 am

      Agree 100%.

      Such a cool POTUS; soooooo jealous of Malia and Sasha for having such an amazing Dad.

      Still crossing my fingers that the First Family visits Montana this summer for some quality fly-fishing time with Brian Schweitzer!

      • April 24, 2013 at 1:48 pm

        I’ve often thought that one of the reasons he’s so well-grounded is that every night, he has two daughters telling him that he “just doesn’t get it,” “no, you’re not cool!” and “please don’t be so embarassing.” :lol:

  6. April 24, 2013 at 11:40 am

    And for for the North Carolians in TODville:

  7. 84 donna dem 4 obama
    April 24, 2013 at 11:41 am

    One-by-One these blue state Repubs must go!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • April 24, 2013 at 11:45 am

      You know, I double-checked the tweet URLs before I hit “Post Comment” so don’t know why the wrong tweet posted here. Guess it’s either my computer or some sort of other techie glitch. Trying again:

    • 86 jackiegrumbacher
      April 24, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      Great news! Now the New Hampshire Democratic Party has to start raising $ and recruiting candidates. It’s never too early. I want Kelly Ayotte to be one of the “mistakes” people in purple states finally realize they made when they elected Republicans.

      • 87 jacquelineoboomer
        April 24, 2013 at 12:27 pm

        Yeah, mistaken people like Palin and Ayotte can go off and form a “think tank” together. Oh, my, just made myself laugh at them. Again.

        • 88 japa21
          April 24, 2013 at 12:50 pm

          Yeah the image of a Palin-Ayotte Think Tank is both amusing and depressing at the same time.

          • 89 jacquelineoboomer
            April 24, 2013 at 1:14 pm

            You’re right about that “depressing” part. Which is why I usually like to call the latter one “Coyote Woman,” strictly for laughs.

          • 90 Sam UK Obama Supporter
            April 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm

            I guess the ‘think’ part of the think tank would be empty.

    • 91 anniebella
      April 24, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      Great news about Sen. Ayotte, maybe we can get that seat turn blue.

  8. 93 japa21
    April 24, 2013 at 11:47 am

  9. 96 JER
    April 24, 2013 at 11:49 am

  10. April 24, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Live streaming of MIT Officer Sean Collier Memorial Service:

    http://www.ustream.tv/cbsnews

    12:45: VP Biden delivers remarks at the memorial

  11. 102 japa21
    April 24, 2013 at 12:06 pm

  12. 105 japa21
    April 24, 2013 at 12:09 pm

  13. April 24, 2013 at 12:11 pm

  14. 110 Nena20409
    April 24, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Honestly…Mark Sanford…..must have some kind of a mental issue? Seriously?

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/photo-mark-sanford-debates-poster-of-nancy-pelosi

  15. 112 Nena20409
    April 24, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Sad story from NC…..Bill usually updates on stories from NC……

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/man-to-be-charged-with-murder-in-stabbing?ref=fpb

  16. 113 japa21
    April 24, 2013 at 12:37 pm

  17. 114 amk for obama
    April 24, 2013 at 12:40 pm

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    Gunnite folks.

  18. 118 utaustinliberal
    April 24, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    The Senate just confirmed Sylvia Burwell as Pres. Obama’s budget director.

  19. 119 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 24, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    • 120 anniebella
      April 24, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      How about our N.C. Governor? I wish we could get rid of him. I know the clown was elected last year.

      • 121 CindyH
        April 24, 2013 at 3:51 pm

        We certainly have our work cut out for us in NC – the phone banks I’ve captained so far have gone very well and we’ll need every ounce of help we can get!

  20. April 24, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Good day all. Love the tattoo story. Condolences to the family of the young officer. Yet another casualty of this madness of violence. We can only pray for better days ahead.

  21. 123 utaustinliberal
    April 24, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    In moments like these, I’m so proud and thankful that Joe Biden is Vice-President.

    • April 24, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      Just beautiful, love him. Thanks UT.

      • 125 japa21
        April 24, 2013 at 1:15 pm

        Both PBO and Joe, in remarkably different ways, are able to touch the souls of mourners. I am unable to watch, but in my mind’s eye, I can easily see and hear Joe say those words. I know what his tone of voice is, the expression on his face, the gestures.

      • 127 daisydem
        April 24, 2013 at 1:27 pm

        I too love him, love him. What compassion, warmth. I can’t put into words the depth of feeling I have for our Vice-President and how important he has been to our President, and therefore, to us. He is one of a kind.

    • 128 jacquelineoboomer
      April 24, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      I will watch our VP’s remarks again from the memorial, to take it all in, but I think when he was quoting an Irish poet, he said something like, “I don’t quote Irish poets because I’m Irish; I quote them because they are the best poets.” Some of their poems are clearly the best, especially when it comes to pain and loss and – the bigger one – love for each other.

  22. 129 Linda
    April 24, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are delaying a confirmation vote on Labor Secretary nominee Thomas Perez after Republicans threatened to use a separate hearing to criticize his handling of a whistleblower case.

    A vote in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee that had been set for Thursday has been pushed back to May 8.

    Committee Chairman Tom Harkin of Iowa says he was concerned that Republicans would use the separate hearing to attack Perez when he would not be present to defend himself. Harkin canceled the other hearing on whistleblowers, which also was set for Thursday.

    Republicans have criticized Perez for declining to intervene in a whistleblower case while he was at the Justice Department. They claim the decision was based on political ideology and not the merits of the case.

    • 130 jackiegrumbacher
      April 24, 2013 at 2:39 pm

      The Republicans are really racking it up, aren’t they, Linda. If they mess up on immigration and turn the Perez nomination into a witch hunt, they are going to royally P.O. Latinos and other immigrant group. I almost want them to try it, but it wouldn’t be fair to Perez.

  23. 131 utaustinliberal
    April 24, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Heads up.

  24. April 24, 2013 at 1:18 pm

  25. 137 jacquelineoboomer
    April 24, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Priceless:

  26. 138 jacquelineoboomer
    April 24, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    First Joe Biden, then James Taylor. Such a heartwarming memorial.

  27. 140 utaustinliberal
    April 24, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    James Taylor is now singing ‘Shower The People’ after VP Biden’s remarks at MIT Officer Sean Collier’s memorial.

    VP Biden got me choked up with this perfect line: “Remember him not for the sacrifices he made but for the man he was.”

    • 141 jacquelineoboomer
      April 24, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      • 142 jacquelineoboomer
        April 24, 2013 at 1:32 pm

        Shower the People
        You can play the game and you can act out the part
        Though you know it wasn’t written for you
        But tell me, how can you stand there with your broken heart
        Ashamed of playing the fool
        One thing can lead to another; it doesn’t take any sacrifice
        Oh, father and mother, sister and brother
        If it feels nice, don’t think twice

        Just shower the people you love with love
        Show them the way that you feel
        Things are gonna work out fine if you only will
        Shower the people you love with love
        Show them the way you feel
        Things are gonna be much better if you only will

        You can run but you cannot hide
        This is widely known
        And what you plan to do with your foolish pride
        When you’re all by yourself alone
        Once you tell somebody the way that you feel
        You can feel it beginning to ease
        I think it’s true what they say about the squeaky wheel
        Always getting the grease.

        Better to shower the people you love with love
        Show them the way that you feel
        Things are gonna be just fine if you only will
        Shower the people you love with love
        Show them the way that you feel
        Things are gonna be much better if you only will

        Shower the people you love with love
        Show them the way that you feel

        You’ll feel better right away
        Don’t take much to do
        Sell your pride
        They say in every life
        They say the rain must fall
        Just like pouring rain
        Make it rain
        Make it rain
        Love, love, love is sunshine.
        Oh yes
        Make it rain
        Love, love, love is sunshine
        Yeah, all right
        Everybody, everybody
        Shower the people you love with love

      • 144 anniebella
        April 24, 2013 at 2:23 pm

        I saw James Taylor singing. I have grown to truly appreciate this guy. He has been a loyal POTUS supporter. And he is a fellow Carolinian. North not South.

  28. 146 japa21
    April 24, 2013 at 1:26 pm

  29. 147 jacquelineoboomer
    April 24, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Does anybody have the link handy for the “gratefulness” candles? Thanks.

  30. April 24, 2013 at 1:39 pm

  31. April 24, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    At this moment, the House is busy trying to introduce a bill to get rid of funding for pre-existing conditions. The Republicans have a mental condition.

    • 152 57andfemale
      April 24, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      I’m sick to death of students of ‘history’ who think Johnson, JFK, Lincoln, FDR or anyone else could have done better than PBO. There is no period in American history that remotely comes close to this Republican Congress.

    • 153 jacquelineoboomer
      April 24, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      Yes, that mental condition of Republicans has been a long-time-coming pre-existing condition.

      Somebody make them go away.

    • April 24, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      They should have to go out and purchase health insurance under the same conditions as the average person. Since they don’t have to worry about things like that, they could care less about how the bills they introduce will impact most citizens. I’d bet the “47%” doesn’t even register on their radars.

  32. 155 jacquelineoboomer
    April 24, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    In many ways, Chris Cuomo, who’s now with CNN, takes on all of the “good traits” of his dad (his brother Andrew has less, from my POV). I’m no longer much of a fan of his dad, but I used to think he was really special, pre-President Obama’s “reign of terror.” Hope Chris doesn’t let himself down with any bashing of our wonderful President!

    • 156 jacquelineoboomer
      April 24, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      Thought I’d share that directly:

      • 157 anniebella
        April 24, 2013 at 2:32 pm

        What is C. Cuomo bashing POTUS about? I don’t recall him ever doing it before, could it be he’s on CNN now.

        • 158 jacquelineoboomer
          April 24, 2013 at 2:36 pm

          No – Not Chris. I have not heard him criticize PBO – I’m just trying to be preemptive (as if he cares)! His dad Mario Cuomo is a big Clinton supporter, and I’ve heard him “criticize” President Obama in the past. I like Andrew Cuomo as well as Chris, but Andrew’s not as calm and charismatic as Chris – strictly from my perspective.

  33. 159 utaustinliberal
    April 24, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    • 160 jacquelineoboomer
      April 24, 2013 at 1:54 pm

      I think I may have to sit down, now that she’s confirmed. Wow. Another confirmation. What’s that for the year? A handful?

  34. 161 japa21
    April 24, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Several people have said that putting gun control on the back burner is bad. My thinking is different. Any Senator who changed his mind right now and voted for gun control would be in big trouble with the base, which has long memories. I would like to see it kept in front of the public and then reintroduced next summer. One of two things will happen:
    1. The vote will be basically the same which, based upon what we are seeing, will really put those who vote against it in trouble, even in red states. Specially since it will still be frersh in people’s minds.
    2. Many of the GOP Senators who voted against will vote for, seeing the backlash and wanting to avoid it. That gets it based, which is good, but also puts those running for reelection in a vulnerable spot. They have pissed off their base, possibly losing votes, and the Dem candidate can say it is just pandering to get elected and bring up the earlier no vote and say that is where the GOP Senator really stands.

    It could then result in even better legislation than this last bill was.

  35. April 24, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    FYI ….

  36. 163 Allison
    April 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    TALK about a marriage going to pot! U.S. House Speaker JOHN BOEHNER is set to walk his daughter Lindsay down the aisle – but does he know his new son-in-law was busted for marijuana possession?

    http://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/exclusive-first-photo-john-boehners-daughter-marrying-pothead

  37. April 24, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    This allergy season is driving me up the rucking wall!


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