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President Obama greets members of a Brownie troop upon his return to Andrews, May 9


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  1. 1 Nerdy Wonka
    May 9, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Hello.

    Picture of the Day for sure.

  2. 11 No Child Left Behind
    May 9, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    !

  3. 13 No Child Left Behind
    May 9, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Hello NW!

  4. 14 Dakota
    May 9, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Oh crap!!!

    I have the worst timing…always at the end of the thread!

    Anyway, I’m re-posting this video because I think it’s so cool. The gentleman in the video is 70 years old.

    http://blog.petflow.com/youre-never-too-old-to-dance/

  5. 24 No Child Left Behind
    May 9, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Interesting. I didn’t know that posts could be deleted and/or reposted. Hmmm!

  6. 27 No Child Left Behind
    May 9, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    It was a terrific day of good info, beautiful pictures, interesting debates, and simply lovely threads. Thanks to all.

    • 28 Dudette
      May 9, 2014 at 11:42 pm

      I missed every bit of it too! Will have to go back and see what’s up a little later.

      Dakota’s got me feeling like I wanna dance. :-)

  7. May 9, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Hideeho Family!!!

  8. 30 Dudette
    May 9, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Do we have the coolest President on the planet, or whut?

  9. 32 HZ
    May 9, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Hello, beautiful Dudette.HZ

    • 33 Dudette
      May 9, 2014 at 11:27 pm

      Good Evening, HZ My Lovely! Great to see you! Hope you are feeling spry and spirited today! :-D

      • 34 HZ
        May 10, 2014 at 12:30 am

        Beautiful Dudette, I am very grateful. I am doing fine. Made some fresh décor for the patio, so my spirit has been lifted. I love sitting in the afternoon on the patio. Used a little touch of lime and teal. Not bad. Plus I ordered a lovely cream and rust swirl design in a rug, and things are looking nice on that back patio. A little more wine sipping and the usually summer brunch and evening lite dinners with the fresh décor.

        Feel good. Thanks for asking, my beautiful Dudette. I hope that you are relaxing and taking some moments of rest as well. Love you dearly.HZ

        • 35 Dudette
          May 10, 2014 at 2:12 am

          I always love how descriptive you are. I can imagine that back patio as if I was right there with you. Sultry breeze tickling my shoulders.

          I’m as relaxed as can be. Thank you for that image, HZ! Love you right back! :-)

  10. 36 Dudette
    May 9, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    I can’t get enough of this photo!

  11. 39 GGAIL
    May 9, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Oh what joy for young girls who know that this black man is President.

    Let that thought sink in. Then look at the awe on their faces.

  12. 40 Dudette
    May 9, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Yo family! How YOU doin? :-D

  13. 45 anniebella
    May 9, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    The First Lady will give the commencement address at Dillard U. Saturday May 10th.

  14. May 9, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    So much goodness today!! I think it would take an hour to read through all of it. I love it! What do I have that might be new? Interior does a weekly video that I like to watch. This week it was about WH climate related information. Interior, Fish and Wildlife and related departments have been planning for the impact of climate change for quite a while. One thing the video mentioned was the longer wildfire season and that the cost to combat is more than they have in their budget for it. I’m going to start contacting my GOP rep about this and shine some light on it. I love the Interior videos.

  15. 50 amk for obama
    May 9, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Try it.

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  16. 54 amk for obama
    May 9, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    furst, yessss….

  17. 55 HZ
    May 10, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Yes, we have the coolest president on the planet!!!. Oh, that look on those precious little children tell us all of the beautifulness of the core of this great man, our President. The smiles of hope, pride, and pure goodness to know that they can see their president taking the time to give them some time. Those moments will keep their little minds and hearts filled with so much joy this evening and hopefully for the rest of their growing up days on this earth. Bless our president, dear Almighty.

    Chips, and TOD family, I love you all for keeping this space for all of us to stand with POB, and stand together to help us win so that he can finish his work that he so deserve to complete after all of the obstruction in the Congress. It hurts so much, but I tell myself so often, to fret not, but work hard and believe that we all together can get what we need to get done in 2014. I will stand with POB all the way. Yes, he gets frustrated, but he keeps going. He will continue to do so. Trust him.

    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ Much healing space for Mrs. LL, Yardarm, CarolMae, MightyPamela, Fred, GoBrooklyn, NCLB, and all of our TOD family members who are holding on within their precious space to receive a loving healing touch. Be kind to your space, and enter with great expectations of hope, faith, and loving thoughts to sustain you, TOD family members.

    President Obama will do his very best because that is who he is; however, we do know that we could be further up the road on this journey, if the congress would work with POB. However, one thing I do know about our beautiful President; he will Not give in or give up on his journey. Count on it. Pray for his space to be fill with gentleness, love and compassion, firmness of spirit, and a tough dose of wisdom as only he can carry it with so much grace. God be with him, VPBiden, his entire Cabinet, and our First Lady. His family and dearest friends will keep him going; and the millions of beautiful spirits will keep him prayed up; but we will keep him strong because we are a strong family here. We have been through a lot and through it all; we have been made whole in our core; loving in our spirits, and brave and hopeful in our actions. We will not give up now.

    Be restful, peaceful, and think on those things that are lovely, patient, kind, gracious, and hopeful for those who need so much encouragement during these times. Now, I will have my small glass of delicious goat milk and eat a few almonds as I watch the game. I hope that LL is preparing Mrs. LL something smooth and comforting for her meal tonight.

    A loving hug to my grandson, Danny. I need to see a photo, Chips, Please, pretty Please. Lots of love to you Chips and your precious mother. Have a wonderful and lovely day with her. Enjoy each moment and take a huge photo of each moment to keep in your lovely album of ‘A Mother’s Precious Moments With Me.’ Enjoy every moment you have with her.

    “Mothers and Roses
    Are much the sae
    Both are
    God’s masterpieces….
    Each with a different name.”

    Thanks, my TOD family. I love my president, and I know he misses his beautiful mother, but her spirit is always with him. As he once said,” I look at my daughters each and everyday and see my mother.”BO.

    Good night, Chips, Nerdy W., and all of my beautiful TOD family. {{{{{{{{{{{{{{ I love you all so much.}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}HZ

    • 56 Dudette
      May 10, 2014 at 12:24 am

      What a treasure you are! I just love you!

      • 57 HZ
        May 10, 2014 at 1:39 am

        Oh, Dudette, you are so very precious. What a lovely gem you placed into my space this evening. I am crying like a little baby. The flowers are so beautiful; and the song, “You Are So Beautiful” was the song that I chose to sing in honor or my mother at my private retirement dinner for with 12 very dear friends who made my career a joy those thirty-six years.

        I had my retirement dinner for twelve very close friends who meant something so very special to me. And they knew that there were to be no gifts because I was dedicating the dinner, music, and a gift to each of them in honor or my mother who sent me out here when I was seventeen years old to attend school. I chose a lovely old home that was turned into a well known restaurant with lots of character that reminded me of my mother. The musician was a classical jazz pianist, and we met to discuss what I wanted to have him play during the evening. During our meeting, he proceeded to ask me about my mother. After speaking about how my mother had made such sacrifices for me and my brother to go to school and how this was to be to honor her for lifting me up during my career; I wanted it centered around her since she was not able to come out here for my retirement. Then the gentleman looked at me and said,”I know what I will play to honor your mother, “You Are So Beautiful.”; It was settled in my spirit. That evening at the retirement dinner, which was held in a lovely corner of a space in the dining room: with a lovely fireplace, books, and a centered table with photos of my mother’s visits out here and graduations. I had written a poem in honor of her and what education meant to her and her children. I read the poem rather than have people speak about me. Then I spoke briefly about her and sang the last couple of bars of the song in honor of her.

        To end the lovely dinner,(my guest was totally treated by me for everything) I presented each guest included the men with a long stem rose that I had specially ordered to the liking of my mother. I had written a short personal verse on how each person present had shared in the success of my beautiful mother’s baby’s life while I shared her spirit with them and the beautiful students they gave me the honor to share in their lives. The verses were written to fit each person’s contributions to my life. ‘A ‘Thank You’ from My Mother, My Rose.’

        So, being that Mother’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday for all of us; Dudette, you just gave me such a beautiful moment to place in my space for my celebration. I have the song, and I will share it with my brother when we speak this Sunday. Thank you so much. Our mother went to another home space ten years ago. But my home and my brother’s home will always be full of her beautifulness of spirit and the lovely array of such beauty in all of the beauty of God’s masterpieces of the lovely flowers. I still miss her so much. I pass her photo each morning and say, “Good Morning, Mama.” She never allowed us to not speak to each other first thing in the morning. I will carry that part of her to my grave for sure.

        I am sure President Obama will have his moments of a beautiful celebration for his lovely mother and grandmother. We give thanks to their honoring on this lovely day we celebrate as Mother’s Day. Of course, each day is a Mother’s Day for all of us. Let us cherish our moments with special gratefulness. Please forgive me for being so long. Goodnight, everyone. {{{{{{Lovingly, HZ+}}}}}}}}}

        • May 10, 2014 at 1:49 am

          Dear HZ, you literally ‘take my breath away’ with your boundless goodness. All I can say is Thank You.

          Good night TOD

        • 61 Dudette
          May 10, 2014 at 2:06 am

          Okay, now I’m crying. What a lovely memory! Bless you, dear heart! Enjoy Mother’s Day this weekend. Hugs to you and your brother.

        • 62 jacquelineoboomer
          May 10, 2014 at 2:14 am

          HZ, I echo what Dudette and Bob said about you. And I not only wish I could meet you in person some day, but now I know I would have loved to have met your mother! I was so close to mine, and miss her every day, as well. They are with us, always, in our hearts ~ and we were lucky to have had them in our lives in a physical sense, just when we needed them most. I believe in heaven, and I picture my mother there waiting for her Mother’s Day cake to be served up on Sunday!

          Oh, and, something tells me you may have inherited many of your feisty ways from your mother. Yes, my dear? :)

          • 63 Dudette
            May 10, 2014 at 2:20 am

            {{{{{ jacquelineoboomer }}}}} Love you, honey!

            • 64 jacquelineoboomer
              May 10, 2014 at 2:32 am

              Love you back, honey! Also love your song choices tonight … and every night!

          • 65 HZ
            May 10, 2014 at 2:53 am

            Jaacquelineoboomer, you are so special. I know that our spirits meet here and just have such a great time, thanks to Chips, our beautiful angel. I keep saying to myself that we will meet someday, somewhere. We have such a beautiful family here.

            Yes, our mothers are with us, I do believe. My core is so full of my mother. She was and still will always be, my lovely rose that sends the fragrance of love, faith, peace, and a commitment of love where she walked in her faith. I do believe in a beautiful heaven that keeps the beautiful souls working collectively on the precious rivers of wisdom to send back through the channels of spiritual strength of hope, faith, and goodness of being to continue where they left off on their journey.

            I also picture my dear and precious mother singing and playing her piano for everyone after she has made the most delicious cake for all of the precious mothers gathered around the table of goodness to celebrate their precious gift of the breath of life given to each of their children. There has to be a great celebration everyday for our beautiful mothers. So we will have our celebration on this Sun., and everyday in honor of our beautiful mothers.

            Yes, Jacquelineoboomer, I have a double dose of that feisty spirit from mother and grandmother. Oh, the joy of those two beautiful ladies. My goodness, we are blessed so, jacquelineoboomer.HZ

            • 66 jacquelineoboomer
              May 10, 2014 at 3:02 am

              We have been blessed, I agree.

              And don’t get me started on my own wonderful grandmother! I’ll never get to sleep! :)

              I’ll say goodnight now … rest well, when you get there!

            • 68 Lynn
              May 10, 2014 at 5:20 am

              What a lovely heart you have, HZ. Such a joyful tribute from a dedicated daughter has me dissolved in tears.

        • 69 MightyPamela
          May 10, 2014 at 10:34 am

          {{{{{ <3 HZ <3 }}}}}

    • May 10, 2014 at 1:42 am

      HZ, you are a GIFT to ALL of HUMANITY. Am forever grateful to have had the privilege to participate in our Chips’ TOD community with you. You embody everything that the ‘Boss’ encapsulated in this message ….

      Thank You!

      #TrustBarack

      Yes We Can

      • 71 Dudette
        May 10, 2014 at 2:21 am

        Excellent choice, Dr. Roberto! Love you too! :-)

      • 72 HZ
        May 10, 2014 at 2:38 am

        Hello Bobfr. Thank you for your very kind words. Now, the floodgates are open again. I often sit quietly and give thanks for our Chips and the TOD family that she has allowed us to grow because of one little unknown senator to many of us from Illinois. He touched all of our hearts and moved our spirits to come together and from that day on, we have been surely trying as hard as we can to do as The Boss speaks with his wonderful voice: ‘We Take Care Of Our Own.’

        I just sit and cry joyfully and very seriously of how we have come together because of this one beautiful soul within this great man, our beloved President of the United States, Barack H. Obama, our 44th. This TOD family that Chips started here gives me hope, strengthens my faith in humanity, lifts my heart in ways to dream of great and beautiful things for all of mankind.

        And Bobfr, it is because of this beautiful seed planted by then Senator Barack Obama who gave us a road to travel All Together to take care of each other; to dream with each other; to reach out and be here for each other; to make change really happen because of each other; to care with a sincere and loving heart of being for and with each other daily.

        I often dream of one day seeing all of us sitting and standing holding hands around thousands of beautiful set tables eating foods from all nations and peoples; speaking in different languages, singing in beautiful songs, and writing within our heart the music of brothers and sisters who really did try very hard ‘To Take Care Of Our Own’ on this journey because of the greatness of the actions and policies that we help bring together with our great president, a humble and grateful man of the people.

        Oh, what a supper/dinner that would be to behold for miles and miles all across this nation. And brothers and sisters from all across this globe. I can dream, I can dream, and maybe just maybe one day some beautiful souls will see and hear our dreams and make them happen for the world to see and love.

        Thanks Bobfr, for your great knowledge, wisdom, and love of knowledge that you share with us daily within our TOD family. I pray and meditate daily that our Chips and all of you brilliant minds will find a way to keep us in touch even when PBO leaves the WH in 2017. I want us to be able to read his books, meet up at his libraries, and even meet up with him and our First Lady to share in the After-Glow of his presidency to continue to help him make a difference in this nation and the world. We have something that is so special here and I will not take it for granted. I give thanks for Chips and all of you for your brilliant minds and beautiful acts of love.

        Thank you so much, Bobfr. You are so appreciated by this little senior, Bobfr. Thank you. I am going to put this music on my new tablet. I am learning even through I am not computer savvy. My brother loves it when I try to keep up; but he puts his hand down when I go overboard. I am grateful for what he is doing to help our president, but I also worry about him as well. But they all know what they are doing. I have faith and I will not walk or live in fear. Fear weaken one when it we allow it to take up space within our precious space.

        Keep well, Bobfr, and thank you so much for sharing. I humbly thank you so much. I enjoy watching and being a part of this beautiful family that Chips has brought together for support and goodness of President Obama. HZ

  18. May 10, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Greg Sargent at WaPo has had some good articles about “vulnerable” Senate Dems running strong on ObamaCare. I feel we are at a very exciting information point. The GOP keeps beating the same old drum and reality is rolling ahead full steam without them. I saw some huge figure of the amount of money women saved on contraceptives because of ObamaCare. That’s a stimulus! Lower insurance costs. Stimulus! Lower health care costs. Huge stimulus in many ways. People healthy and able to work.Businesses are saving money. Insurance companies are happy and aligning with Pres Obama. POTUS has recovered all of the private sector jobs lost. The tax increases on the rich POTUS got through in 2013. Revenue! There’s just so much good news. Here’s Sargent’s article about Kay Hagan (D-NC). He also talked about Louisiana and Michigan as well as Brown being a dud in NH.

    • 75 amk for obama
      May 10, 2014 at 12:58 am

      With the traitorous msm, it’s always that dems are vulnerable regardless of the kooks that run on the other side.

  19. 78 amk for obama
    May 10, 2014 at 12:56 am

    US First Lady Michelle Obama is to deliver her husband’s weekly presidential address to condemn last month’s abduction of Nigerian girls.

    First ladies normally refrain from outspoken foreign policy remarks, but Mrs Obama has been a vocal campaigner for the release of more than 200 girls.

    Fifty-three of the girls escaped soon after being seized in Chibok on 14 April but many more remain captive.

    Islamist militant group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attack.

    Mrs Obama is due to make the address ahead of Mother’s Day, which the United States marks on Sunday.

    ….

    Michelle Obama has often appeared alongside her husband during the weekly addresses, which is broadcast on radio with a video version available online, but it is the first time she will deliver the speech alone.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-27354230

    Gonna love the collective explosion of msm & rw pox news dunderheads next week.

    • 79 jacquelineoboomer
      May 10, 2014 at 2:01 am

      Some day, we’ll get a woman President in this country (think I first thought that in the 1970s, but I digress) … in the meantime, a “First Lady” must always “know her place,” according to the MSM and RWNJs and all the dunderheads you mention.

      Of course, we all know when you’re THIS magnificent First Lady, this IS her place. Cannot wait to see and hear her deliver the address.

    • 80 Dudette
      May 10, 2014 at 2:16 am

      I love My FLOTUS!

    • 81 HZ
      May 10, 2014 at 3:05 am

      Yes, indeed, Amk. They always forget to allow our First Lady to be a wife and the mother of two beautiful young girls as well. Believe me, what will take place will have been vetted between the proper sources in this case. A former First Lady and Ladies can speak about the same issue,but when the First Lady of sepiae tones speaks, it is ‘talking heads time exploding. She was a mother before she was our First Lady, and these vile people choose to forget on purpose.HZ

  20. 82 amk for obama
    May 10, 2014 at 1:01 am
    • 84 jacquelineoboomer
      May 10, 2014 at 2:37 am

      I remember that well and just love it! Got it playing in the background for the next 7:12 !!

    • 85 MadameSoph
      May 10, 2014 at 4:07 am

      Oh Dudette! The long version! THANK YOU! I didn’t know it but this was just what I needed before putting head to the pillow! I sang along to every word and I am now in full chair dancing mode! Bellissima!

  21. 88 Dudette
    May 10, 2014 at 2:41 am

    Goodnight Family! Choose LOVE!

  22. May 10, 2014 at 6:49 am

    Stirring, powerful and historic, our First Lady delivers The Weekly Address:


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