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bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 3:56 AM

WHAT AN NICE DATE!

US President Obama and First Lady Michelle went on a date. It's so nice to see our President and his lovely First Lady being positive role models to the White House. On the on the hand, Republicans complain about the tax dollars being spent. Well, there was a lot of money spent on the ill-begotten Iraqi war and the Military Industrial Complex in Iraq. Don't forget the tax dollars spent on the Haliburton scandal in Nigeria, and soldiers who were electrocuted due to the shoddy work on Haliburton tax dollars. Where are those complaints? I have no problem with the Obamas' presence on Broadway. He's work very hard. He promised his wife it during the campaign. He kept his promise. Since being in office 11 pieces of legislation, which is the most any president, has been signed by our President; no other president in 1st term since Franklin Roosevelt (1930) has done that.

Let our President and his Lovely First Classy Lady Michelle share and enjoy their love with us. We deserve positive images. Keep it going. Beautiful!!!! All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/30/obamas-date-night-photos_n_209434.html


collioure
Collioure  (Level: 105.1 - Posts: 9952)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 4:04 AM

Over the top again.

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 5:24 AM

Are you jealous you can't fly your wife to New York from France to see a Broadway play? I think it's a very positive thing you have a young, handsome, romantic, bright, president whom people admire.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 105.1 - Posts: 9952)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 6:15 AM

Beverly, you didn't perceive what I thought was over the top. I liked seeing the Obamas having a night on the town and I thought their critics were petty.

The following was over the top

"On the on the hand, Republicans complain about the tax dollars being spent. Well, there was a lot of money spent on the ill-begotten Iraqi war and the Military Industrial Complex in Iraq. Don't forget the tax dollars spent on the Haliburton scandal in Nigeria, and soldiers who were electrocuted due to the shoddy work on Haliburton tax dollars. Where are those complaints?"

Later. I have to be out of here bathed and fed in 43 minutes.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 6:16 AM

Bigmama, I like Obama too, but I think you have a serious crush

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 7:05 AM

He's my home boy.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 8:48 AM

I love the shot of them walking, deep in conversation, smiling and holding hands, lost in a world of their own right there in the glare of the spotlight.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 8:54 AM

Oh my gawd, you and BigMama both have a couple crush!!
Not that I don't think they're cute too



fainodraino
Fainodraino  (Level: 113.1 - Posts: 240)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 10:00 AM

The problem is that he himself said right before he took office that all americans we're going to have to conserve their money and save and not be careless with their money. And he wasn't careless with his money...he was careless with our money. It's not petty to complain about a hypocritical president in a time of recession. People are losing their jobs left and right, and he's gonna spend 24K of our money on a date? He can afford to pay for this stuff on his own, he is loaded after all. But no, he didn't pay for it himself. We did.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 10:05 AM

Really? 24,000? Damn, things have gone up. Guess they must be relying on Democratic pols at those prices.

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 10:10 AM

It's not his money, why should he care? Quit picking on him, besides it's Bush's fault that he took her to NYC. On the bright side we now own part of one of the most prolific losers of money in history. I'm gonna ask for a corner office at GM.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 10:10 AM

Gotta be cheaper than a trip or two a month to Crawfish to clear brush.

I definitely don't have a crush. Colin Farrell is a crush. I just think they're charming.

Some people think that's a bad thing.

fainodraino
Fainodraino  (Level: 113.1 - Posts: 240)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 10:16 AM

I don't think that their charm is a problem. I think spending 24K of our tax dollars on a date is a problem.

And bringing up errors by past presidents, real or not, does not justify it.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 10:26 AM

With Secret Service Protection, it probably costs us 15,000 when they go to McDonalds.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 10:27 AM

Oh, right. I forgot that everything bad started with the Obama inaugural and it's not fair to compare him to previous presidents. The Bush years are over, forget it and move on, Obama shouldn't be expecting to get to go to New York for even one evening for personal reasons, just because his predecessor spent about a fifth of his administration in Texas..

What WAS I thinking? I do beg your pardon.

Anybody know how much it costs to take AF1 to Texas? Just curious, no reason.

Anybody know if it's good for business on Broadway if the president comes to the shows? Any possibility at all that several dollars in commerce was done in the Big Apple because Barack took his lady out?

I loved the suggestion that they should pack a picnic lunch and go down to the Potomac. Wonder what the security detail would cost to make that happen?

fainodraino
Fainodraino  (Level: 113.1 - Posts: 240)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 10:38 AM

"Oh, right. I forgot that everything bad started with the Obama inaugural and it's not fair to compare him to previous presidents. The Bush years are over, forget it and move on, Obama shouldn't be expecting to get to go to New York for even one evening for personal reasons, just because his predecessor spent about a fifth of his administration in Texas.."

If he wants to go to New York for a date, he should pay for it. Now I'll give him the security detail, he doesn't have a choice there. And if we are going to compare presidents, then at least when Bush was in Texas, it was on HIS property and HIS dime.

I'm not saying that everything bad started with Obama. Those are your words, not mine. I am simply saying that he should pay for his own dadgum dates like everyone else. Not to mention the hypocrisy I mentioned in an earlier post. 24K is irresponsible for a date, period.



sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 10:55 AM

This is the stoopidest thing i ever red

mrbojangles
Mrbojangles  (Level: 16.6 - Posts: 231)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 11:32 AM

24 k is a cheap date. My last date cost 5 times that much and 7 years of my life. Free at last, free at last, free at last.....

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 11:36 AM

For $1,000, I'll just make it simple and stay out of your life forever.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 11:40 AM

Cash only, of course.

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5888)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 11:42 AM

Good grief! Charge more than that! A thousand is a mere drop in the bucket.

fainodraino
Fainodraino  (Level: 113.1 - Posts: 240)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 11:54 AM

"This is the stoopidest thing i ever red"

Were you trying to be funny, or should I be laughing at the irony that you can't spell?

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 11:56 AM

know, jus stoopid

mrbojangles
Mrbojangles  (Level: 16.6 - Posts: 231)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 12:00 PM

Lodi, If only she had said that.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 105.1 - Posts: 9952)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 2:12 PM

So, Beverly, I'm back from the high altitude walk on a gorgeous day and bathed and partially fed a second time.

If you had just posted how much you enjoyed seeing the First Couple out on the town and that they deserved to do that without any partisan snipping, I would have applauded loudly. However, you included some partisan stuff that few want to hear plus some fluff about the number of bills signed (which is meaningless).

I think they're an exceptionally handsome couple and a great image for our nation. And if it gives them some needed breathing space between difficult decisions, I hope they do it more.

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 2:15 PM

I disagree that a grand is a drop in the bucket. I know hundreds of people that $1,000 would be a life changing event right now. I'd rather see my neighbors keeping their home as GM and AIG to exist for even one more day. That's just me.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 2:24 PM

I have a feeling that most of here on sploofus feel that way Felix, but thanks for saying.

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.8 - Posts: 1745)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 2:24 PM

I think it was appropriate for BigMama and others to remind us of all the vacations Bush had in 8 years in office. The Haliburton scandal is appropriate as well, since some think Cheney is some kind of hero. Why I don't know, and he looked ridiculous at inaugural in wheelchair with his trophy wife. I am sorry but some of you need to be reminded of how much the last party really took from us. Bush was in Texas more than at White House, it doesn't matter he spent just as much in Texas. I think is acceptable that they spent that much on a date. What about defense contracts and how much do they spend on anything in the defense department. I believe Obama also just opted out of a new engine for the military reviewing plans said it wasn't necessary. At last a President who actually reads everything and doesn't just give money to military.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 2:33 PM

It's not if you read but what you read.
I've been off the news lately....are they really talking about the Obamas going to the f'ing theatre. Christ, take me off the grid. ok, can't handle that, but maybe no more cable news of any kind. ooh, what if we all did that?

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5888)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 2:54 PM

I was TRYING to say that Lodi was worth more than a $1,000...........that is honestly how "stuff" gets started here. No one "knows" exactly how to take people...nor do they know if they are teasing or being just downright nasty. Lighten up folks.
Enjoy life, smile often and try to keep your panties from getting in a wad.

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 9:02 AM


1mks
Amen. I'll drink to that!

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.5 - Posts: 21606)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 9:40 AM

As for his publicity gig at a McDonalds, I believe, it was noted that the average guy would have been trampled if he had taken that amount of time to order-just one of the 'FOLKS" though Barbie and Ken with appropriate racial updates ya know Gesus...

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.5 - Posts: 21606)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 12:22 PM

Might have helped Broadway, Smoke, but the Vegas Major is most unhappy that he singled Vegas out while READING one of his speeches saying bigwigs could no longer expect to take trips to Vegas on the taxpayers dime.....

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 1:19 PM

Sorry, Linda, I'm tired of arguing with you, and it's an exercise in futility for us both.

You've prejudged the president based on characteristics you distrust and fear and NOTHING will ever sway you. I've had long experience of trying to reason with that sort of mindset and 99% of the time it's a complete waste of my time. I'm playing the odds on this one.

Hope your dog is doing well and bringing you much affection and joy.

Peace out.




fainodraino
Fainodraino  (Level: 113.1 - Posts: 240)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 1:35 PM

There's plenty to distrust in most politicians, and this president is no different.

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.5 - Posts: 21606)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 1:36 PM

LOL hope that means you will not be responding to any political comments made by any with my mindset-so rigid-know you gave Bush a fair shake-this man who was all about uniting is the most divisive President we have ever had or perhaps it is because his image consumes the news and makes me pay attention...

fainodraino
Fainodraino  (Level: 113.1 - Posts: 240)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 2:03 PM

I had my issues with Bush, too. Just like all politicians.

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.5 - Posts: 21606)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 2:06 PM

The truth is, Smoke, I am trying to make my mortgage payments on time as well as help the folks who bought a house they could not afford. Yesterday I received the statement from my one credit card and they had raised my interest rate to usury level although I have always paid on time.- so I canceled it Someone has to pay for the deadbeats in the wonderful credit card reform thing. My pension which I live on comes from the State of Michigan retired teachesr and judges. Waiting to see if I get screwed like the bond holder of Chrysler which he represented as an evil hedge fund. They represent teacher and police officer pensions. Of course, our leader represented them as evil hedge funds when he rewrote the law and removed them from preferred share holders in Chrysler. All of these things and more have not one thing to do with how he looks and am very unsure of who he is. I did not vote in the last election so guess it is a big part my fault that this nightmare is here-and never really sure from day to day when he will decide to change rules and contracts and neith myself nor my dog will have a home- Linda

fainodraino
Fainodraino  (Level: 113.1 - Posts: 240)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 2:11 PM

One of these days, the Obama homers are going to have to face the reality that he has done a horrible job in just a very short time.

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.5 - Posts: 21606)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 2:18 PM

All that said I have it better than many and life is good. Faino, couldn't not agree with yuu more that politicians are cut from the same cloth-just so very sick of hearing about what a miracle worker this one this one is and only being able to support the claim by looking back. Linda

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 2:19 PM

Obama is a breath of fresh air. What an improvement on that maniacal retard he took over from. I heard a BBC interview he gave yesterday, he could become a truly great president.

fainodraino
Fainodraino  (Level: 113.1 - Posts: 240)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 2:30 PM

Obama is a breath of fresh air? Is that what fresh air smells like? ugh...

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 105.1 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 3:27 PM

You are correct, Dave. He could become a very great President.

I think he's off to a poor start, and I doubt his "nice" offensive will bear any fruit.

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.5 - Posts: 21606)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 3:47 PM


bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Fri, 5th Jun '09 11:34 AM

Linda
That is an example of the vicious hate rhetoric we here daily. What do you think about that?

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.5 - Posts: 21606)
Fri, 5th Jun '09 11:50 AM

Bev, you used the wrong here ...


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