100 Responses to “A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words”


  1. 8 jackiegrumbacher
    June 30, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Beautiful, UT. Thank you.

  2. 9 GGail
    June 30, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    This photo touched me too. Thanks UT

  3. 11 utaustinliberal
    June 30, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    A picture really really really really is worth a thousand words. I bring you a doped out Paul Ryan.

  4. 20 amk for obama
    June 30, 2013 at 10:23 pm

  5. June 30, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    This pic is very profound, indeed.

  6. 23 amk for obama
    June 30, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    I just don’t understand women who vote for gop.

    • 24 Layla
      June 30, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      They love their masters!

    • 25 jackiegrumbacher
      June 30, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      This ugly scene could have been avoided if Ohioans had re-elected Gov Strickland. He was a good man. One lousy election brings this descent into hatred and misogyny. It sickens me to see this.

      • 26 Layla
        June 30, 2013 at 10:37 pm

        Jackie, i’t’ time for the girlfriends of these fools who had to have an abortion to come out!

      • 28 majiir
        June 30, 2013 at 10:40 pm

        I think many dems allowed themselves to fall prey to republicans’ anti-Park 51 tactics and some fake dems’ discouraging comments about not getting their little ponies on January 21, 2009 and didn’t vote in 2010. Republicans never attack their own pols over things that dems say. They close ranks and offer a lot of support. Dems, OTOH, allow themselves to buy into whatever a RWer says, and it’s pitiful watching them turn on their own pols over stupid stuff. All of the fake scandals the republicans have created, along with Greenwald’s questionable reporting on the NSA’s surveillance activities are intended to depress dems and compel to not show up at the polls in 2014. I’ve never understood some dems tendency to be convinced by RW lies to the point where they don’t show up and vote. I always vote, and I am not influenced by the likes of Greenwald and Chris Christie to vote for any republican politician, Jackie. I guess when one gets older, it’s easier to see through the BS that republican pols throw out for public consumption. I’ve noticed that some dems are still defending Greenwald, even though information has emerged that shows he’s a self-serving opportunist and first class liar.

    • 29 a4alice
      June 30, 2013 at 10:44 pm

      • 30 carolyn
        June 30, 2013 at 10:56 pm

        What is it with these men? I am fed up with these men.

        When are women going to wake up and throw these jerks out!!!!!!!

        In all of this anti-woman legislation, they totally give no thought to the man that got the woman in this uncomfortable situation in the first place.

        What has happened to Ohio?

    • 32 arkluvspbo
      June 30, 2013 at 11:33 pm

      Wow, look at that, all old white men. Surprise, surprise, surprise.

    • 33 anniebella
      June 30, 2013 at 11:40 pm

      All old white men who are saying I tell you women what to do with your body. All old white men.

    • 34 nathkatun7
      July 1, 2013 at 12:48 am

      As per Michelle Bachman, the Bible tells to obey their men.

    • 38 99ts
      July 1, 2013 at 4:54 am

      And why aren’t the MSM complaining about the lack of women in the picture – ah yes – this is a white governor – not a black president

  7. June 30, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    This is terrible! Pray for them and their families.

  8. June 30, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    What the hell is this? Was it a bush fire? Did it start as a house fire?

  9. 51 amk for obama
    June 30, 2013 at 10:52 pm

  10. 52 utaustinliberal
    June 30, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Perfect 2014 ad and he has a Democratic challenger.

    • 53 carolyn
      June 30, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      Look at those awful expressions of triumph on those men’s faces. Sickening.

      • 54 Layla
        June 30, 2013 at 11:05 pm

        Where are the Wendys of Ohio!

        • 55 carolyn
          June 30, 2013 at 11:21 pm

          Senator Nina Hunter has been working hard against this. She is a fighter. These people slipped these horrible restrictions into the BUDGET, so they never even came up for debate. It was a totally underhanded trick.

          • 56 sabreen60
            June 30, 2013 at 11:36 pm

            You know, I can’t help myself, but I said this on Twitter – Women need to stop putting out. Seriously, have the courage & willpower to withhold sex from these aholes. I bet that’s the only thing they’ll understand. Hope I’m not too raunchy, but these guys are obsessed with women’s bodies, so they shouldn’t be allowed to touch any.

            • 57 Anjo
              July 1, 2013 at 1:00 am

              Great idea a female politician in an African country (Liberia I think) tried it, it not only garnered a lot of world wide attention but the issue was speedily dealt with and women and their issues ceased to be ignored…I say its time for women in Texas and those other right wing nut job state houses to close up shop until these men get with the program …we should be the only thing standing..pun intended

  11. 59 utaustinliberal
    June 30, 2013 at 10:54 pm

  12. 61 a4alice
    June 30, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    here’s a good tweet I found:

  13. 63 utaustinliberal
    June 30, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Wow.

  14. June 30, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Thank yoooooooooooou UT!

    Okay, I’ve scheduled a *very* early Rise and Shine for the morning – the Obamas will be leaving SA at 3:20 AM US Eastern time and arriving in Tanzania at 7:40 AM ish EST.

    Will catch up with everything a little bit after that :???:

  15. 66 a4alice
    June 30, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    oh my so late. must go to sle-

    zzzzzzzzzzzzz

    nitey nite TOD

  16. 69 globalcitizenlinda
    June 30, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    hey science nerds, have you had a chance to listen to the CSPAN interview with NASA Director Mr. Charles Bolden? watching a video of it and he s an interesting person to listen to – looooves his job!!!!!

    Q&A with Charles Bolden

    http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/

  17. 70 anniebella
    June 30, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    One question, if all Davld Nakamura wanted to do was tweet negative things about POTUS and FLOTUS, he could have left his stupid ass self home to do that. He and the Washington Post is a ” F” ing disgrace.

  18. June 30, 2013 at 11:49 pm

  19. 72 anniebella
    June 30, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    The Obamas will be leaving at 3:40am and arriving at 7:40am. Thanks for the info Chipsticks.

  20. 74 vitaminlover
    June 30, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    That picture of my beloved President hugging Desmond Tutu is precious!

  21. 75 anniebella
    July 1, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Before I go to bed, I wanted to leave you all with this, I saw on FLOTUS Instagram where someone said that they wish that FLOTUS and POTUS could be First Lady and President forever. Anyone agree with that.???? Goodnight. :)

    • July 1, 2013 at 12:08 am

      I have said it many times, but a lot of us will be grieving on Jan 20 2017.

      • 77 anniebella
        July 1, 2013 at 12:18 am

        Boy how true that is hopefruit2.

        • 78 HZ
          July 1, 2013 at 12:31 am

          Hopefruit2 and anniebella, I hope we all can continue to enjoy our POTUS and FLOTUS by watching them travel, write their books, and speak all over the world. Then too, we can watch our First Daughters in college as well.

          I am going to miss them so much. However, I have hope that Almighty still has so wonderful gems in these two beautiful souls for all of our TOD family to watch and enjoy.. I pray daily for grace to witness it all. HZ

      • 79 nathkatun7
        July 1, 2013 at 1:11 am

        Not me, Hopefruit! I will be rejoicing that our first African American President, despite all the hate and obstruction, successfully finished his two terms as president and left the world stage highly beloved and respected by most people in the world.

        • 80 99ts
          July 1, 2013 at 5:38 am

          But he will remain on the world stage for the rest of his life nath – unlike some ex presidents who are not welcome in much of the world.

    • 81 nathkatun7
      July 1, 2013 at 1:07 am

      Sorry, as much as I love President Obama and the First Lady, I don’t agree with that. The President has been saying to potential young African leaders that no leader is indispensable. I want them to serve their term and after that they will still be able to make a contribution to improving the lives of people throughout the world as private citizens.

      • 82 sjterrid
        July 1, 2013 at 2:35 am

        I agree. I’m sure after eight years, they can’t wait to get out of Washington.

        • 83 anniebella
          July 1, 2013 at 3:59 am

          Part of me agree with you too nathkatun 7, cause I know FLOTUS wouldn’t be for it. No way, no how. But it’s just me being selfish thinking of myself, wondering what it would be like when POTUS and FLOTUS walk out of that WH for good. And I’m being honest, it will not be easy. But they both will be young enough to continue to do great things .

          • 84 nathkatun7
            July 1, 2013 at 4:46 am

            “…it’s just me being selfish thinking of myself…”

            Anniebella, I totally understand how you feel! I feel the same way when I am being selfish too. But I know that the right thing to do is to be realistic. The Constitution is what it is, and Presidents are limited to two terms; which, on the whole, is a good thing. Please don’t get me wrong, I too will greatly miss them when they are no longer in the White House. But as you said, both POTUS and FLOTUS are still relatively young (at least compared to me) and they will still have ample opportunity to do great things. One of the things I hope they will do is to create an institute to train new leaders. FLOTUS can also continue her interest in inspiring young people to pursue healthy habits of eating well and exercising, the two most important things I wish I had paid attention to in my early years. In addition, I think It would be a good thing for their teenager girls to be able to enjoy relatively normal lives away from the WH bubble!

  22. 85 globalcitizenlinda
    July 1, 2013 at 12:13 am

    earlier, someone asked about whether or not The Beast is transported from location to location or if they are many stored around the world.

    USAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster III support aircraft for Obama’s visit to Africa lands at Cape Town international airport.

    here is a video of the advance plane carrying the logistics to Cape Town

    Barack Obama’s Visit to Africa, Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Lands at Cape Town

  23. 86 Jovie
    July 1, 2013 at 12:14 am

    • 87 Judith Fardig
      July 1, 2013 at 12:54 am

      Such a tragic loss. I fear we will see more and more of this as weather patterns get more extreme.

  24. 88 Layla
    July 1, 2013 at 12:29 am

    With a heavy heart I bid you good night!

    Brother When You Weep…

    Brother when you weep for me
    Remember that it was meant to be
    Lay me down and when you leave
    Remember I’ll be at your sleeve
    In every dark and choking hall
    I’ll be there as you slowly crawl
    On every roof in driving snow
    I’ll hold your coat and you will know
    In cellars hot with searing heat
    At windows where a gate you meet
    In closets where young children hide
    You know I’ll be there at your side
    The house from which I now respond
    Is overstaffed with heroes gone
    Men who answered one last bell
    Did the job and did it well
    As firemen we understand
    That death’s a card dealt in our hand
    A card we hope we never play
    But one we hold there anyway
    That card is something we ignore
    As we crawl across a weakened floor
    For we know that we’re the only prayer
    For anyone that might be there
    So remember as you wipe your tears
    The joy I knew throughout the years
    As I did the job I loved to do
    I pray that thought will see you through

    This poem appeared in Firehouse Magazine, February 1997 edition

  25. 89 jacquelineoboomer
    July 1, 2013 at 1:58 am

  26. July 1, 2013 at 2:05 am

    In_DEED, UT.

    And, these two pictures are worth several BILLION Women’s quality of LIFE …

    Yes We Can

  27. 91 jacquelineoboomer
    July 1, 2013 at 2:26 am

  28. 92 Mellesia Barnett
    July 1, 2013 at 2:47 am

    WTF is this vapid ******* talking about

    EDITED by Chips: Mellesia, please don’t bring that word here, thank you.

    • 93 Anna Luc
      July 1, 2013 at 5:23 am

      Dear Friend, Yes, I also think Noonan is an idiot. I would voice my objection if you used a racial slur. So I voice one now. Calling her a cunt is demeaning, abusive and sexist.

      • 94 99ts
        July 1, 2013 at 5:41 am

        I would agree Anna – the woman is a first class idiot – one of the many who supports the GOP hatred towards women – she really thinks it is not directed at herself – sad – but some words demean ALL women and should never be used.

        • 96 anniebella
          July 1, 2013 at 7:38 am

          I don’t watch Sunday morning shows, so I skip the likes of people I can’t stand, and Peggy Noonan is one of those I can’t stand.

      • 97 Nena20409
        July 1, 2013 at 11:17 am

        I was going to write something last night and instead, left for the night. I am just wondering, the word is a slur, very offensive to most. So when we repeat it in it’s full monty while chiding another is that OK still? IMHO, I say no. For two wrongs can’t make a right.

  29. 98 Mellesia Barnett
    July 1, 2013 at 2:54 am

  30. 99 Mellesia Barnett
    July 1, 2013 at 3:04 am

  31. 100 Mellesia Barnett
    July 1, 2013 at 3:15 am


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