The Man We Call President

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  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    January 26, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Good Night!

  2. January 26, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Good times. His grandmother and grandfather must have meant so much to him. All those good memories sustain him now.

    • 7 jacquelineoboomer
      January 26, 2014 at 11:52 pm

      Nothing like having a good grandmother and grandfather in your life! Ask me! My two maternal grandparents died in 1956 and 1970, respectively, and I’m still thinking about them. They’re part of the “comfort food” of my life, and I’m a great grandmother myself. So, yes, I’m thinking our President is sustained by his good memories of his, every day.

      • 8 0388jojothecat
        January 27, 2014 at 1:41 am

        So true…my grandmothers words of wisdom are planted permanately in my heart and thoughts. Young Barack looks so much like his grandpa. Put the picture from earlier post and this one side by side and you see it.

      • January 27, 2014 at 10:48 pm

        Yes, I bet you are a *great* grandmother and great grand mother! My grandparents all died before I was born (one of my grandmothers in the ‘flu epidemic of 1918 and one grandfather early in the year I was born). I always felt the lack.

        • 11 jacquelineoboomer
          January 28, 2014 at 1:25 am

          So sorry for that history, and that you never spent time with them. I never knew my paternal grandparents, and – to this day – wish I had!

  3. 12 Nerdy Wonka
    January 26, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Mr. Amk? This is for you. You said you wanted to see Beyoncé.

    Good lawd…..the body on this woman! Gorgeous.

  4. 16 GGAIL
    January 26, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    No color lines…only Love

  5. 18 mtmarilyn
    January 26, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    I love this photo. We have been turning the TV back and forth between the Pro Bowl and the Grammy’s. Been a great evening. My husband has loved the new format for the Pro Bowl.

  6. 19 Judith Fardig
    January 26, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Beyonce – yikes. Hard to believe she had a baby not that long ago! She is multi-talented!

    Birthday weekend drawing to a close. We put our daughter back on the Bolt Bus to Seattle. Sure was nice while it lasted. Now to lose the # from all the celebrating!

  7. 25 amk for obama
    January 26, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Tunisia assembly passes new constitution.

    Tunisia’s parliament has adopted a new constitution – the first since the ousting of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali three years ago.

    The National Constituent Assembly passed the text by 200 votes from 216.

    Analysts say politicians hope it will send out a message of stability after months of deadlock between Islamist and secular forces.

    Meanwhile, Prime Minister-designate Mehdi Jomaa says he has formed a new caretaker government.

    The cabinet consists mainly of independents and technocrats, and is expected to run the country until new elections. No date has been set for the polls.


  8. January 26, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    What’s with the kid in the background, with a stick? And, yeah, hard to believe that Beyoncé actually looks like that…

  9. 28 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    January 26, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Good evening, all. Asking for prayers from my TOD fam. Lost a cousin this morning and a friend tonight; while both were terminally ill, loss is never easy.

    I’m down with pneumonia, which is not good due to other chronic illness. The flip side, the steroids have me eating like a horse…

    • 29 rikyrah
      January 26, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      Prayers to you and your family. Get well.

    • 30 mtmarilyn
      January 26, 2014 at 11:25 pm

      Oh Alycee, this is so tough! Our thoughts and prayers are with you My husband has been down for 2 weeks we thought he had pneumonia, but thankfully no. You take care!!!

    • 31 MightyPamela
      January 26, 2014 at 11:28 pm

      {{{{{Alycee}}}}} Putting Light all around you, right now this minute!

    • 32 vcprezofan2
      January 26, 2014 at 11:29 pm

      {{{Alycee}}} Will keep you in my thoughts tonight.

    • 33 Judith Fardig
      January 26, 2014 at 11:30 pm

      Oh, Alycee – you are having a hard time. Hope you fight off the pneumonia so you have the strength to grieve your losses. So sad for you!

    • 34 hopefruit2
      January 26, 2014 at 11:36 pm

      Please accept my deepest condolences Alycee. May your cousin and friend both RIP, and hope their families and loved ones find some measure of comfort knowing that they are no longer in pain.

      Hope your pneumonia heals and you feel better soon.

    • 35 jacquelineoboomer
      January 26, 2014 at 11:58 pm

      Alycee, so sorry, my dear, for these losses. You definitely have my prayers. Take care of yourself, too, and check in while you’re fighting the pneumonia!

    • 36 Betsy
      January 27, 2014 at 12:09 am

      So sorry for your losses and your ill health. Take care of yourself.

    • 37 susanne
      January 27, 2014 at 12:26 am

      alycee, stay strong. when the going gets tough, keep going–the worst will pass before long. your good heart and mind are so appreciated, so needed in this world. stay with us, dear one!

    • 38 globalcitizenlinda
      January 27, 2014 at 1:13 am

      My deepest condolences Alycee on the loss of people so dear and all at the same time!

      hope your health improves soon!

    • 39 99ts
      January 27, 2014 at 1:14 am

      Thinking of you Alycee – take care – pneumonia not good – get well very soon.

    • 40 57andfemale
      January 27, 2014 at 7:27 am

      prayers, love and healing energy sent to {{{{{alycee}}}}} and your family.

    • 41 jackiegrumbacher
      January 27, 2014 at 7:47 am

      Oh, Alycee, I’m so sorry. My heart goes out to you. Hope, hope you shake the pneumonia soon. My prayers go out to you and your family.

  10. 42 hopefruit2
    January 26, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    God is chiming in….

  11. 43 hopefruit2
    January 26, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Middle-aged PBO looks just like Grandpa Dunham!

  12. 47 MightyPamela
    January 26, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Goodnight TOD, sweet dreams all around. Those in the cold areas, remember a hot water bottle is a lovely way to fall aslumber! Everyone, take good care.

  13. 50 Nerdy Wonka
    January 26, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    They do not age. They need to share with us the location of the fountain of youth, ASAP.

  14. January 26, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    I’m late to this was watching the Pro-Bowl, but………….

  15. 52 jacquelineoboomer
    January 27, 2014 at 12:07 am

    The Grammys froze in place on my cable system about a half hour ago — every other channel is fine — no message from the station; just a freeze frame. Not sure why the current wind storm we’re having would just take out one channel, but damn, maybe it did. I never even watch that awards show, but found it very enjoyable earlier tonight. Sorry to be grumpy!

    Early to bed and late to rise and all that for me, sounds of a gusting wind in my ears!

  16. 53 HZ
    January 27, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Thank you NW for all that you do for this beautiful haven. Your brilliant mind is so appreciative by me. I love how all of the wonderful minds roll up their sleeves and work so beautifully with our beautiful Chips. Thanks so much.

    Judith, I hope your birthday celebrations were wonderful. Enjoy.

    (((((((((((( Hugs of love to you, Dudette)))))))))))))

    Alycee, (((((((((((((((((( Peace and comfort to you during this time))))))))))))))))))))))). Please take good care of yourself and get some rest as well.

    I come in and try to catch up on what is happening when my eyes allow me to read without so much pain. I have trouble with severe dry eyes, so I must stop and get in a dark room and get some shut eyes after applying the medical drops. I will be fine.

    Let us always remember what our Bobfr say to us: ” FORWARDTogether”

    Keep President Obama in your goodness space with loving meditative prayers for Tues., night. He will need our energy as well.

    (((((((((Hugs to my Danny)))))))))HZ

  17. 55 susanne
    January 27, 2014 at 12:29 am

    so little randy paul, can’t wait to talk about big bubba’s big trubble–oh, and snarksnark hillary. she hasn’t declared she’s running for anything, but he’s declaring that he is an idiot and a loser. just starting, folks.

  18. 56 vcprezofan2
    January 27, 2014 at 12:38 am

    ‘[Sleep is] the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.’ ~Thomas Dekker

    I’m going to try and get some sleep! Au revoir, TODobots!

  19. 57 globalcitizenlinda
    January 27, 2014 at 12:46 am

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  21. 60 globalcitizenlinda
    January 27, 2014 at 12:48 am

    • January 27, 2014 at 1:50 am

      It is still sinking in that the full force of US Corporate broadcast and cable media are going to given an unambiguous display of the disintegration of the GOP – with President Obama’s SOTU as the catalyst. I assure you countless Master Theses & Doctoral Dissertations (in disciplines ranging from History to Political Science to Psychology to …) will be inspired by this unprecedented event in American political history.

      Well done, Barack Obama, very well done, Mr President!!!

      #FORWARD Together

      …. time for some rest … take good care TOD …..

  22. 66 99ts
    January 27, 2014 at 3:37 am

    Heading out for dinner after visiting with grandbabe – sometimes life is really good. Back in your am 🙂

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  26. January 27, 2014 at 6:01 am

    Some Republicans Departing From Response Script
    JAN. 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON — The protocol is staid and formulaic. The president addresses Congress on the State of the Union, then the opposition party’s designee follows with a reply.

    The choreography is tight, predictable and usually forgettable.

    Not this year. The response, a once careful attempt at stagecraft fashioned under the close watch of party chiefs to be as uniform and on message as possible, has given way to political free agency.

    The shift speaks volumes about politics today: the value placed on the individual brand over the larger organization, and the way social media and technology have torn down barriers to fame and influence.

    “There is no clear leadership in the Republican Party right now, no clear direction or message, and no way to enforce discipline,” said Mark McKinnon, a veteran Republican strategist who has become an outspoken critic of his party. “And because there’s a vacuum, and no shortage of cameras, there are plenty of actors happy to audition.”


  27. January 27, 2014 at 6:12 am

    GOP is Anti-Voting

    by BooMan
    Sun Jan 26th, 2014 at 11:11:31 AM EST
    Tucker Carlson is concerned that some states are allowing 17 year olds to pre-register to vote and participate in party primaries if they will be 18 on election day. His argument is that 17 year olds are too immature to successfully order food at a restaurant, so they must be too stupid for their political opinions to be worthy of consideration.

    However, Campus Reform reporter Katherine Timpf reassured him that some young people are disappointed in Barack Obama’s presidency and might actually vote for Republicans. This is the crux of the matter. Republicans oppose voter participation by any group who they think will not support them, while Democrats support the broadest voter participation possible.

    More here: http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2014/1/26/111131/371

  28. 75 99ts
    January 27, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Oh my everything – the man who is always wrong – the man who fell for the dumb of Sarah palin is on Morning Joe saying republicans love women – that show is so very sad

    And he says the media gave Bill Clinton a pass!!!!!!!!!! – they really need to get back to Benghazi!!!!!!!

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