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Chat Away

@petesouza: En route to Estonia, Pres Obama waves from AF1 (remote GoPro camera)


112 Responses to “Chat Away”


  1. 1 hopefruit2
    September 2, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    I’m first but I will gently relinquish my award to the well-deserving runner-up, whoever that may be.

  2. 4 Betsy
    September 2, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    No worries hf. Congrats on first!!!!

  3. September 2, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Chips, is you is or is you ain’t trolling teabaggers today?

  4. 16 Nena20409
    September 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Congrats HF and Betsy for your Twin Au :star:

  5. 18 Nena20409
    September 2, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    So Sam has signed with Dallas?

    That was fast. Congratulations.

    • 19 Nena20409
      September 2, 2014 at 8:05 pm

      I almost always cheer for the underdog.

      Slate has the headline….way too optimistic. If Dallas signs Sam…..I hope they do…..it will be fir a practice squad.

      • 20 anniebella
        September 2, 2014 at 8:55 pm

        If Dallas sign Sam, believe me as a Dallas Cowboys fan if Sam is any good he will be playing soon. The Dallas Cowboys had the worse defense last year in the NFL, and that defense isn’t looking any better for the up coming season. If Sam show he can help he will be playing. So it will be a good chance for Sam.

  6. September 2, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Yep

    • September 2, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      They’re going to pivot to foreign policy. The actions of Putin, and of ISIS, are making people afraid. They’re going to make people believe that all of this if President Obama’s fault.

      They know they can get away with it because the myth of the omnipotency of the american presidency is deeply ingrained in the american culture. Even the mainstream media subscribes to that myth.

    • 23 Betsy
      September 2, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      That’s nothing new, surely? The GOP is so extreme now, it’s no wonder my fellow GOP teachers are completely silent about politics right now whereas they never were before.

  7. September 2, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Pete Souza – Gotta luv him! I love that picture!

  8. 26 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Good Evening TOD!

  9. September 2, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    “Underneath the bravado in Russia, the rallying cry of “Crimea is ours!”, lies the understanding that when things go wrong, they go wrong quickly.”

  10. 34 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 8:28 pm

  11. 35 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 8:28 pm

  12. 36 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 8:31 pm

  13. 37 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Squeeee! :-D

  14. 40 MightyPamela
    September 2, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Was having a relaxing time on the last thread, thinking I had finally caught up! ;) Ha! Got to the last comment, lo! And Behold! Y’all had moved on. No rest for the tired or the weary! ;) ;) <3 {{{{{PBO}}}}} <3 :bear: <3

  15. 43 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 8:47 pm

  16. 46 anniebella
    September 2, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Listening to everybody criticize this President concerning ISIS and Ukraine, it is ashame how easy it is to criticized and expect POTUS to have all the answers, but these two bit pundits, their guests and journalists have no answers. And some Dems are just as bad as the Reps.

  17. 50 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Still no $ but acknowledgement is progress.

  18. 51 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Ha!

  19. September 2, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    FYI –

  20. 61 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 8:57 pm

  21. 62 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 8:59 pm

  22. 64 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Woot! Out with that evil bastard!

    • 65 MadameSoph
      September 2, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      Oh Dudette! Thanks for sharing this! You made my night! Keith O did a call a couple of nights in a row for viewers to boycott/protest this company until this guy was gone. Glad it worked!

  23. 66 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 9:13 pm

  24. September 2, 2014 at 9:14 pm

  25. September 2, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    “North Brooklin, Maine
    30 March 1973

    Dear Mr. Nadeau,

    As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate. Hope is the thing that is left to us, in a bad time. I shall get up Sunday morning and wind the clock, as a contribution to order and steadfastness.
    Sailors have an expression about the weather: they say, the weather is a great bluffer. I guess the same is true of our human society – things can look dark, then a break shows in the clouds, and all is changed, sometimes rather suddenly. It is quite obvious that the human race has made a queer mess of life on this planet. But as a people we probably harbor seeds of goodness that have lain for a long time waiting to sprout when the conditions are right. Man’s curiosity, his relentlessness, his inventiveness, his ingenuity have led him into deep trouble. We can only hope these same traits will enable him to claw his way out.
    Hang onto your hat. Hang onto your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.

    Sincerely,
    E.B.White”

  26. 72 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 9:23 pm

  27. 73 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 9:24 pm

  28. 74 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    In case anybody was wondering…

    :-)

  29. 77 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 9:28 pm

  30. 78 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    :roll:

  31. 79 amk for obama
    September 2, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    go fedex.

    wonder what would have happened if we all had square faces.

    • September 2, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      We’d look like this:

    • 82 Dudette
      September 2, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      Well I was gonna say Go FedEx and Go Monfils, but I see they play each other next. Durn it!
      I’ll root for Gael (love his style, tho’ he’s underdog in this one). But I won’t be mad if Roger wins. Roger’s my pick to take it when My Rafa’s on the couch and Tsonga’s out.

      I just don’t like Djoko. Hope Murray can beat him.

  32. 83 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 9:32 pm

  33. 87 amk for obama
    September 2, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Two US men who spent three decades in prison for rape and murder, one of them on death row, have been released after DNA evidence proved their innocence.

    Mentally disabled half brothers Henry McCollum, 50, and Leon Brown, 46, were convicted in 1984 of raping and killing an 11-year-old girl in North Carolina.

    Recently analysed DNA evidence from the crime scene implicated another man, who is in prison for a similar crime.

    Mr McCollum and Mr Brown, who were 19 and 15 at the time, were picked up by police a few weeks later. There was no physical evidence connecting them to the crime.

    Mr McCollum confessed after five hours of intense questioning, without a lawyer or family member present.

    His younger brother also signed a confession written by the police.

    The two later recanted their confessions in court, saying they were made under duress. But despite a weak case, the brothers were found guilty and given death sentences.

    Mr Brown’s sentence was later reduced to life in prison and his charge reduced to rape, but Mr McCollum remained on death row for three decades.

    In the years since their false confessions, Mr McCollum and Mr Brown maintained their innocence and made a number of appeals.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29039964

  34. September 2, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    A link for live updates of POTUS’ visit to Estonia, Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR):

    http://news.err.ee/v/International/b61ea9d1-a889-475a-b50b-1eefc8e71a92

  35. 95 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 9:45 pm

  36. 96 amk for obama
    September 2, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    What is the difference between the Bigfoot and Man U wins?

    There have actually been sightings of Bigfoot.

  37. 103 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 9:50 pm

  38. 104 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    • September 2, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      Yes, very important step, Dudette. Moreover, PM Yatsenyuk tweeted this amazing fact earlier today ….

  39. 106 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 9:58 pm

  40. 107 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 9:59 pm

  41. 108 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 10:01 pm

  42. 110 Dudette
    September 2, 2014 at 10:03 pm

  43. September 2, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Bibi’s actions in Gaza and the West Bank are truly criminal, just as Putin’s actions in Georgia, Ukraine, Syria ….

  44. 112 amk for obama
    September 2, 2014 at 10:06 pm


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