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A Villa In Tuscany

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Brittney Stephens

Is anyone having more fun than Barack and Michelle Obama post-presidency? Barack and Michelle met up for another round of sightseeing fun, this time at the five-star Borgo Finocchieto estate in Tuscany; the adorable couple cuddled up while their friend snapped pictures of them

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154 Responses to “A Villa In Tuscany”


  1. May 24, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    First!! We love you and miss you President Obama and First Lady Obama.

  2. 2 Nerdy Wonka
    May 24, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    • 3 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      May 24, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      IT JUST HIT ME…………..’THE MUNSTER FAMILY’……….

      • 4 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        May 24, 2017 at 1:51 pm

        YOU COULD TELL THE POPE WAS FORCING HIMSELF TO MEET TRUMP THE MOMENT HE WALKED IN THE ROOM..NOONE ENJOYS SHAKING HANDS WITH A SLUG. NO MATTER HOW HARD DUMP TRUMP TRIES TO COVER..HIS WORM FACE CANNOT BE DISGUISED. YOU CAN’T PUT A TOAD IN A TU-TU!

  3. May 24, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    44 and Forever FLOTUS look fabulous 🙂

  4. 6 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    May 24, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    DEATH THREATS…UNDERCOVER @ CHURCH…..MY LIFE IS NEVER BORING.

  5. 7 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    May 24, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    I LOVE MICHELLE’S CASUAL WEAR..I’M SO SKINNY THOUGH..MINE WOULD END UP ON THE FLOOR!..LOL…NO OFF THE SHOULDER FOR ME..NO SHOULDERS LEFT.

    • 8 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      May 24, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      I DO FEEL SORRY FOR MELANIA..EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES..I SURE HAVE..BUT HE WOULD BE ABLE TO TAKE HER SON AND WOULD USE IT TO BLACKMAIL HER.

      • 9 0388jojothecat
        May 24, 2017 at 3:02 pm

        She wanted power, fame, and fortune so she laid down with the Devil. She was a grown woman and has also done her own dirt against PBO and stealing FLOTUS words as her own. I DO NOT FEEL SORRY FOR HER. I feel sorry for the dirt her and her husband is doing to the women, children, men who are poor, hungry, sick, etc.

        • 10 whenpamelawandered
          May 24, 2017 at 3:26 pm

          Not do I. I suspect the underlying fear isn’t that he would take her son away, rather she may end up in prison as well, and her son will be left probably with family. His or hers, no way to know. She is protected from testifying against him, but I’m certain she is fully aware of all the goings on.

          • 11 SUE DUVALL SMITH
            May 24, 2017 at 3:38 pm

            IF SHE IS INVOLVED..GOD’S JUSTICE WILL FIND HER NO MATTER WHERE SHE IS..WE FORGET OFTEN THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL OF ALL THINGS.

  6. 12 yardarm756
    May 24, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    We must be mindful of what is really taking place in America…from FB.(shades of Grover Norquist)

    This is a must read……

    I urge everyone to read this post by David M Roos. We must be realistic, but most of all, strategic about how we move forward politically.
    “OK America let me explain a few things before this impeachment euphoria gets too out of hand. No, Republicans are not simpletons who can’t see Trump is a freakish caricature of a president. They don’t care about Trump. If he hangs by his own petards so be it. Or if he is pushed off the impeachment cliff it matters not to them. He is a useful idiot who will help them replace two or three more Supreme Court justices… one of their four sacred goals.
    The GOP wants to move the Supreme Court to permanently conservative, something they can easily accomplish in the next four years. The GOP wants to gut every social program of the New Deal which means killing Medicaid, privatizing Social Security and weakening Medicare. Their third goal is to enact regressive taxes that make Corporate taxes even more avoidable and removing any tax that doesn’t redistribute wealth to the wealthy. And finally their fourth goal is to decimate the regulatory power of the Federal government including its control over public lands, healthcare, education, labor law, unions, postal services, civil rights and voting protections. Basically their dream of shrinking the Federal government is within their grasp.
    So Trump twisting in the wind is just a party favor for them as they tear down the temple. Imagine the GOP torching the Capitol, then barricading all roads to stop firemen from getting close enough to fight the fires. They need Trump in office long enough to get their bills signed and when the inevitable happens, they get Pence, a smoother, smarter vandal than Trump. So stop begging Republicans to interrupt their orgasm of rightwing looting and pillaging. They aren’t listening to you or any of your protests! The only thing that can stop them is midterms elections! And even then they have gerrymandered to the point that only a complete electoral shift and Democrat Party run to the polls will change the outcome. They don’t think Trump is endangering America. He is their boy while they “save” America by destroying the Federal Government.
    When more than half the registered voters thought email servers, Russian news plants, Bernie bots, Clinton fatigue and sheer apathy were worth staying home, they elected Trump. He isn’t their problem. An unchecked, feckless GOP is the problem and unless 2018 gives the Senate to the Dems and erodes the GOP death grip on the House, you can kiss America good bye and stop calling our nation the Leader of the Free World. And for all you Bernie supporters who say the two Party system is a failure. Hope you enjoy a one party system. Because America is just 18 months shy of finding out what that’s like….unless you begin the work of getting out the vote.”

    • 13 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      May 24, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      THIS COUNTRY WON’T BE HERE THAT LONG…THIS IS BIBLICAL…GOD HAS HAD ENOUGH OF VIOLENCE AND GREED..IT IS WRITTEN.

    • 16 whenpamelawandered
      May 24, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      Yes, this is also why ‘impeachment’ frenzy must give way to the hacking and de-legitimizing of the entire de-legitimizing of the 2016 election. I think there would be a number of down ticket moc’s who ‘won’ only because I of the depth of the hacking. We simply do not have years to resolve this, too much damage can be done. It seems our only chance to survive as a democracy is to expose as much of the collusion as possible, all at once. If that can be accomplished, democracy will be polished and reset in ways that may show the world the true meaning, and to prevent this from ever happening again. I’m grateful for the intelligent, experienced, and dedicated people who are determined to set this right. 🙏🏻🌏📿

      • 17 whenpamelawandered
        May 24, 2017 at 3:43 pm

        Apologies for so many typos/etc – no idea what’s up with this phone lately. *Sheepish grimace
        🙃🤔😒😟😶

  7. 20 jacquelineoboomer
    May 24, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    This from the Pope’s fellow Jesuit priest, Father Martin (we’ve seen him on MSNBC) … little not-so-hidden message here. Love.

    • 21 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      May 24, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      INDEED!

    • 22 0388jojothecat
      May 24, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      Remember the scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark and the Nazi evil see the angels in the lost covenant and it looks into their evil faces then turn in monsters that melt their faces? This is will happen to DT. I have a sinking feeling…..he won’t see an impeachment trial. He’ll go the way of Ken Lay if convicted.

  8. 24 jacquelineoboomer
    May 24, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Yes, I know, I shouldn’t have. #ForgiveMeFather

  9. 26 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Hello TODbots, You simply Rock!
    It’s an OK day in my Neck of the woods 😉
    Congrats JackieInArizona on your Au ⭐
    ❤ NW and her Dedication to TOD.
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}

  10. 27 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 2:22 pm

  11. 28 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 2:24 pm

  12. May 24, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Here we go:

  13. 30 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 2:26 pm

  14. 31 JER
    May 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm

  15. 32 JER
    May 24, 2017 at 2:31 pm

  16. 33 JER
    May 24, 2017 at 2:33 pm

  17. 35 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 2:39 pm

  18. 36 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 2:42 pm

  19. 37 jacquelineoboomer
    May 24, 2017 at 2:42 pm

  20. 38 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 2:43 pm

  21. 41 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    • 42 0388jojothecat
      May 24, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      I hope so…..The RW pendulum needs to start going back to the left.

      • May 24, 2017 at 5:04 pm

        This article points to the fact that many more voted for Hillary — so America is already on the Left.
        But IMO globally KOCH/Big Oil/Exxon/Rosneft//gun manufacturers and their pro-fascist plutocrat partners around the world have been working for decades to undermine not only our reverence for nature and the planet, but also to dismantle our capacity for critical thinking.
        e.g. The other guys voted lockstep FOR the party that voted to kill the ACA – and potentially themselves and their children – 65 times!
        Over a lifetime and through cultural transmission their brains have literally been re-arranged by GOP austerities.

      • May 24, 2017 at 5:08 pm

        If government spending during Obama’s term had been the same as during Reagan’s, government spending would now be way higher as would government jobs. And some Europeans have been conned into leaving themselves vulnerable without EU, NATO. This kind of reverse logic didn’t happen overnight. We’re fighting an economic takeover of the peoples of the Earth and the stripping of human rights/ethics. Via the Russia-Trump investigations we see that Real Estate dealers have no borders or nations and neither does Big Oil.

  22. May 24, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Yikes

    • 46 jacquelineoboomer
      May 24, 2017 at 2:57 pm

      If one were an old Catholic like me, first thing you might think about is that Pope Francis probably “slipped a medal” into trump’s pocket. Or, as my old Catholic grandmother would say on occasion, the Pope may have muttered to himself, “Devil, get thee behind me.”

      Okay, I can’t stop laughing about my boy Pope Frankie (as I like to call him in my house) and how he masterfully took down trump without trump’s even knowing it … so I’m gonna go celebrate with a nice mid-afternoon siesta!

      Amen.

      • May 24, 2017 at 3:04 pm

        The pope probably isn’t one to harbor grudges or withhold forgiveness, but it sure does appear that he is being tested with this fright. Trump is so thoroughly corrupt and without human merit, Pope Frankie can’t help but wear his disdain openly.

        I think on PBO’s visit, he asked the Pope to pray for him. I’m sure no such thing happened this time but Pope is likely praying for us to survive this horror.

        Sweet dreams, Booms!!

      • 49 0388jojothecat
        May 24, 2017 at 3:13 pm

        My grandmother used to say the same thing, “Get back Satan, get thee behind me”…..

  23. 52 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    May 24, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    TSA SERIOUSLY AT THE WRONG DOCK..ALL LIGHTBULBS ARE CONTROLLED BY REMOTE..DON’T EVEN HAVE TO BE IN THE AREA…DAH!

  24. 53 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 3:03 pm

  25. 54 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 3:05 pm

  26. 55 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 3:11 pm

  27. 56 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 3:14 pm

  28. May 24, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    STRONGLY disagree with Schiff on this. PBO safeguarded as much as he possibly could.

    • 58 Don
      May 24, 2017 at 3:39 pm

      And then these motherfuckers wonder why African Americans look at the Democratic Party with the side eye. These comments from Schiff were totally unnecessary and counterproductive. You have Trump plundering and pillaging America and Schiff proceeds to try and blame President Obama for Trump’s incestuous relationship with Russia. Nice going Schiff, you’ve got Trump on the ropes and on the run and your best thinking tell you to somehow blame the Obama Administration. It is days like this that make me think that if the Democratic Party owned a funeral home nobody would die.

      • May 24, 2017 at 3:57 pm

        THIS, every word. I just cannot fathom the need for any of this. Makes me want to scream.

      • May 24, 2017 at 5:45 pm

        This,this,this Don. And that is why recently I have been shredding all that DNC mail sent to me begging
        for donations. These damn Democrats will never learn and it pisses me off no end when they go after PBO
        while we have the most crooked, dishonest, unqualified piece of garbage sitting in the Oval office.

    • 62 jacquelineoboomer
      May 24, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      This didn’t cover exactly what I wanted to say, but it’s a start. I’m keeping on my eye on Schiff, too! That’s all we need – to give fuel to the RWNJs, at this stage, when they’re already denying everything Trump.

      • May 24, 2017 at 7:31 pm

        Love it. Thank you.

      • May 24, 2017 at 7:44 pm

        I was watching one of the daytime msnbc live shows earlier this week and someone from the IC was responding to the media’s complaint that, leading up to the election, they were not given information regarding Russian involvement and that the IC/Obama administration was withholding the information that they had, and that they couldn’t do their job. The IC person said that they *had* put out information regarding potential Russian involvement, but this was at the time the Access Hollywood video came out and *THAT* was where the media *chose* to place their focus.

  29. 67 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    • 68 Don
      May 24, 2017 at 3:38 pm

      And then these motherfuckers wonder why African Americans look at the Democratic Party with the side eye. These comments from Schiff were totally unnecessary and counterproductive. You have Trump plundering and pillaging America and Schiff proceeds to try and blame President Obama for Trump’s incestuous relationship with Russia. Nice going Schiff, you’ve got Trump on the ropes and on the run and your best thinking tell you to somehow blame the Obama Administration. It is days like this that make me think that if the Democratic Party owned a funeral home nobody would die.

      • May 24, 2017 at 3:56 pm

        Maybe we should contact Schiff and tell him how we feel about his comment.

      • 70 0388jojothecat
        May 24, 2017 at 4:02 pm

        Maybe if they did not run away from PBO and instead listened to him about ACA, talk about ACA in 2010 and 2012 there would be NO need for any of this. They were waiting for PBO to leave office and their great white hope to ride into town to save them while the GOP was yucking it up with Putin. That’s why I am no great fan of many of the DEMS. I’ll vote for them, make calls for them, but they won’t get my money when they continue to diss PBO.

      • 71 idon
        May 24, 2017 at 4:37 pm

        Yeah that move sort of took him off the national stage and put him back in his district. Here’s the thing, the coup was being set up while President Obama was in office. Any fool knows, McConnell and Ryan were sharing all the classified intel with the Trump campaign. I guesstimate there are 27 GOP House members and 7 GOP senators who had knowledge of the TrumpRussia coup. We should pay close attention to any GOPers who retain legal counsel prior to speaking with the special counsel. Recall Rep Cummings said the RussiaTrump scandal runs deep, very deep.

      • May 24, 2017 at 7:44 pm

        I missed it. What did Schiff say?

  30. May 24, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Excellent thread from our guy Jason Furman.

  31. 74 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 3:44 pm

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  33. May 24, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Not to be missed ….

    …. and will likely be replayed many times in the coming weeks ….

  34. May 24, 2017 at 4:07 pm

  35. 86 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 4:14 pm

  36. 87 JER
    May 24, 2017 at 4:32 pm

  37. 89 JER
    May 24, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    • 90 idon
      May 24, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      This suggest Comey is in legal jeopardy which was quite clear if you watched his May 4th testimony during the Senate Judiciary committee hearing. Of import are his responses to Sen Diane Feinstein’s questions. It clearly demonstrated that he refused to follow DOJ protocols under AG Lynch but did so under AG Sessions.

  38. May 24, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    CBO score of Zombiecare is out:

    • May 24, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      GOP is not focused on — nor do they care about — the 23 million that will lose insurance. They are focusing on the so-called $119 billion deficit reduction. But how will it be a reduction if they are going to turn around and give it away to the 1% in the form of tax cuts?

  39. May 24, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    SIGH

  40. May 24, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    https://mobile.twitter.com/CBSPittsburgh/status/867488368871055363

    Lol
    Chuck Todd said 23 million without health insurance?
    This report above says 51 million without health insurance?
    Those are way different reports both can’t be right?

  41. 96 jacquelineoboomer
    May 24, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Good idea, Jon.

  42. 97 JER
    May 24, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    • 98 jacquelineoboomer
      May 24, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      So funny to me that President Obama just happened to have “been invited” to Europe, while loser trump is trying to make his big splash there.

  43. 101 jacquelineoboomer
    May 24, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Wow – 21 percent. Well, don’t feel too badly, trump, you still have all the elected RWNJs across the country and in Congress on your team.

  44. May 24, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    I guess if 45 wants to find the “leak” he should stand in front of a mirror.

    • 103 cos
      May 24, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      45 and those Republicans in congress who choose to concentrate on leaks during the hearing should all check the mirror, swbluega. This is not good. It jeopardizes our national security.

  45. May 24, 2017 at 7:08 pm

  46. 106 Carol
    May 24, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Two things. What happened to Black waterdog here and on Twitter? I can’t seem to sign up for this. It was emailed to me for a long time and stopped.

  47. May 24, 2017 at 7:10 pm

  48. 111 JER
    May 24, 2017 at 7:15 pm

  49. 112 WhenPamelaWandered
    May 24, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Coming in tomorrow afternoon: Thursday 25 May 2017, New Moon 🌑 4 ♊️ 17. 3:44pm EDT. 12:44pm PDT. Also, for anyone interested, tomorrow is Ascension Day. 👁👁🌏

  50. May 24, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    MAKE AMERICA GOD-AWFUL is the reality of Trump & GOP #MAGA ….

  51. 114 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 7:26 pm

  52. 115 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Sessions must be fired. Trump will not. GOP will never demand for it.

  53. 116 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    This is the GOPer running for the House of Rep Seat in MT……now beating up a reporter?

  54. 122 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 7:33 pm

  55. May 24, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Thread:

    • May 24, 2017 at 8:14 pm

  56. 126 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    If Fox has these Numbers & another poll had 55% Approval on ACA……I am willing to Opine that the actual approval is +10%

  57. 128 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 7:52 pm

  58. May 24, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    I’m going to violate the Emoluments Clause because it would be harder not to violate it. Oh puleeeeeez.

    The president’s business tells lawmakers it is too difficult to track all its foreign revenue in accordance with constitutional requirements, and it hasn’t asked Congress for a permission slip.

    Days before taking office, Donald Trump said his company would donate all profits from foreign governments to the U.S. Treasury, part of an effort to avoid even the appearance of a conflict with the Constitution’s emoluments clause.

    Now, however, the Trump Organization is telling Congress that determining exactly how much of its profits come from foreign governments is simply more trouble than it’s worth.

    • 130 jacquelineoboomer
      May 24, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      • 131 nathkatun7
        May 25, 2017 at 12:19 am

        Great response, J’OB! Trump took an oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” If he can’t do that he should either resign or Congress should impeach him and remove him from office.

    • 132 sherijr
      May 24, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      so he just gets away with it. Once again continuing to make up his own laws/ rules as he goes along.

      • May 25, 2017 at 7:54 am

        The frustrating thing is that it doesn’t *have* to be that way. The GOP challenged practically everything PBO did under the guise of “abuse of power”. Now that it is actually happening, there seems to be no Republican who has any moral principles nor the backbone to stop this runaway train.

  59. May 24, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is departing from the president’s plan to overhaul U.S. food aid, reaffirming on Wednesday that he still does not believe the food stamp system is “broken” or requires fundamental change.

    Instead, Perdue believes that reduced spending on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program could be achieved by “a growing economy and falling unemployment,” a spokesman for the Department of Agriculture said in a statement.

    That differs sharply from the administration’s proposal for cutting SNAP, which would achieve the vast bulk of its $193 billion in savings by kicking the costs down to state government.

  60. 136 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 8:04 pm

  61. 138 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 8:10 pm

  62. 139 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    gracious Me…..

  63. May 24, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Not a moment of peace, every single day. UGH.

  64. 144 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 8:18 pm

  65. May 24, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    WOW, the audio on this is nuts. This guy just completely blew up.

  66. 146 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 8:23 pm

  67. 147 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 8:30 pm

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    May 24, 2017 at 8:38 pm

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    May 24, 2017 at 8:46 pm

  70. 150 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 8:50 pm

  71. 152 Nena20409
    May 24, 2017 at 9:01 pm

  72. 153 globalcitizenlinda
    May 24, 2017 at 9:39 pm

  73. 154 susanne
    May 25, 2017 at 12:37 am

    NW, thank you so much for these wonderful photos of our President and First Lady ❤


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