A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words

sneering contempt

Can you imagine what it must be like to work for the Obamas? I’m not talking about the political appointees, I’m talking about the permanent White House staff and the military guards. I’m sure the money is good but it must be hell to go to work every day.

If Barack and Michelle hate being POTUS and FLOTUS so much I’m sure Joe and Jill Biden would be happy to finish out the term so the Obamas can get an early start on their permanent vacation.


Meanwhile, check out what they did so that people couldn’t see Obama groveling at the feet of Chinese President Pingpong:



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118 Responses to A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words

  1. Myiq2xu says:

    Lilybug’s birthday is the 29th but we’re having her party at noon today. If I don’t go to sleep soon I’m gonna have a hard time getting up.

    • Dora says:

      Happy Birthday to Lily. I hope you all have a great time at the party. 🙂

    • Somebody says:

      Enjoy Miss Lily’s party today! Her honorary crawdad hole family will anxiously await some adorable pictures. Please wish her happy birthday and give her an extra hug and kiss and tell her it’s from her crawdad hole family/fans……I’m so sure that won’t be a difficult task for you grandpa, LOL!

    • cynic says:

      It doesn’t seem possible that she’s already one! I’ve enjoyed watching her grow. She sure is cute as a bug in a rug*. Enjoy the party!

      *had to look up the saying, cute as a bug in a rug; seemed like an odd saying, and wanted to know where it came from. Seems like a combination of, cute as a button or, cute as a bug’s ear(both kind of strange to me), and snug as a bug in a rug.

    • leslie says:

      Happy Birthday Lily!!!
      How awesome — she’s ONE !!!
      {{{ hugs }}} ❤ ❤ ❤

    • votermom says:

      Happy first birthday to Lily!

    • lililam says:

      We just had a one year birthday for my adorable grandson and the theme was “bugs”. His nickname is buggy. What’s up with the bugs? Happy birthday to Lily!

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Happy Birthday to Lilybug!!!!!! ❤

    • lyn says:

      Happy Birthday, Sweet Lily! ❤

  2. Myiq2xu says:

    Donald Trump appeals to that part of me that likes to watch shit blow up. Right now that option is looking more and more attractive.

  3. Myiq2xu says:

  4. Dora says:

    Just like Jackie and John. NOT!!

    Dick Morris gives his opinion about Trump v FOX:

    Dick Morris: Trump Is Right, Fox Is ‘In the Tank for Jeb’

  5. Dora says:

    So much out there about Carly. She’s not the woman she portrays herself to be. And now this.

    Federal Election Commission begins inquiry into Carly Fiorina campaign

    • elliesmom says:

      She must be gaining ground.

      • cynic says:

        Why aren’t we reading any stories about Bernie? Has he led such a perfect life that there’s nothing controversial?

        He distanced himself from the ’72 article that he wrote about women fantasizing about being raped. The media dropped that story rather quickly.

        None of the other Dem candidates are attacking him, and he’s leading in some of the Polls. What’s the story?

        My son-in-law likes him, and when I asked him where he get’s his information from, to make that decision, he said Facebook. I’m scared.

        • Dora says:

          I just have the feeling that they don’t want to give him any attention. Neither good nor bad. Just pretend he isn’t there. They probably think that if they ignore Bernie long enough, he will just go away. I hope not.

          • elliesmom says:

            Other than digging up an essay he wrote 43 years ago about women having rape fantasies, the press has pretty much left him alone. What will be interesting is if someone writes about how he has actually voted, and the kiddies find out he’s not as much of a socialist as they think he is. Like any good senator he’s worked to bring contracts to Vermont, and it’s not all about maple syrup.

      • swanspirit says:

        She is stealing Hillary’s thunder, and making her look bad, and that is scaring the Demrats. Not to mention she did it without her husband being Potus. Did I mention she has accomplished everything on he resume without her husband being Potus?

  6. Kathy says:

    Boy, Obama gets away with a lot….I’ve never seen that screen in front of the WH before. Btw, I read last night that on Fox News that the Russians are in Baghdad now–collaborating with the Iranians. Sure it’s great if they are going after Isis, but we know they won’t leave .

    • Somebody says:

      Kathy at this point what difference does it make! LMAO

      Seriously though, if Putin can get ISIS under control and he wants to bog himself down in the ME tribal feuds more power to him. Perhaps if the Russians get the region under control then all the “refugees” can be sent back home too.

      • piper says:

        Geography, these warring countries are south of the Russian Federation and there is always the chance of ISIS moving northward or exciting the Chechen to riot again. Not a pretty picture.
        I would love to see Europe and Russia send these ‘so called refugees’ back to their native countries where perhaps they could ‘fix’ their own countries and live happily ever after. (okay I love the happy endings in fairy tales).

    • DeniseVB says:

      Fox just explained the privacy screen is to hide the protesters from China’s Dear Leader. I’ve never seen that either.

    • leslie says:

      Bronco Bama –> Most Transparent Administration in history.

    • Underwhelmed says:

      Seems they’re trying Afghanistan redux as well.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    More in your face glam-glam ….

  8. Somebody says:

    What is striking about the photos above is that someone approved their release. The official photographer took lots of pictures and apparently those were the best of the bunch. I can’t imagine what the other ones looked like.

  9. DeniseVB says:

    Mrs. Pingpong looks lovely ….

    • elliesmom says:

      Michelle’s dress looks like a prom gown. Her hairdo looks high school, too. I’m not saying she needs to look “matronly”, but you do get to a point where wearing what your teenage daughters might wear just doesn’t work.

    • lizzy says:

      I hope they have her well trussed; a wardrobe malfunction threatens.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      And dressed appropriately. 😀

      • foxyladi14 says:

        WrOng nest again. :facepalm:

        • Dora says:

          Don’t be shocked when I say this, but I think she has a beautiful smile. It lights up her face. It’s just too bad she doesn’t use it more often.

          • elliesmom says:

            I think she has a nice smile, too, and there are times when she looks absolutely stunning. She just doesn’t always listen to her mirror.

          • swanspirit says:

            She is definitely has a Hit or Miss style. This might have even been appropriate for another more festive or less formal occasion, it flatters her figure, but too much cleavage for a first lady. So many ways with a few small adjustments and this dress would have been spectacular. Why does she have to go for the tacky Hollywood award show look?
            She doesn’t know the difference between sexy and classy

  10. DeniseVB says:

    God Bless the Daily Mail …. so many more photos of the Gala-lala, and more views of the dress. Is there not a mirror between her closest and the front door ? Custom made gown by Vera Wang.


  11. elliesmom says:

    I always enjoy reading Megan McArdle. Sometimes I agree with her. Sometimes not. She’s written a column about negotiating parameters I find interesting. She’s right about the two salient parts being a Zone of Possible Agreement (ZOPA) and the Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement (BATNA). The first being what you can realistically ask for and the second knowing when it’s best to walk away with nothing. Her point is if you ask for something outside of the ZOPA, you usually end up with less than if you ask for less in the first place. While that’s true, her mistake is evaluating what the ZOPA is for the American people. She suggests the Republicans in congress are working within the current range of what they reasonably get from the Democrats. But the ZOPA is constantly moving, and Republican voters have been sending more Republicans to congress to help move it, and they have nothing to show for it. If someone was looking for a reasoned explanation for the rise of Donald Trump, this is certainly one of them. A lot of Americans are sick of being told they’re asking too much of their elected officials.

    • lyn says:

      Good read.

    • 1539days says:

      The major aspect of the Obama era is that he learned vinegar is better than honey. This White House believes that throwing money out as a stimulus is a no-brainer and couldn’t believe Republicans fought them on it. By the time of the government shutdown, ValJar was ready to play chicken. That taught them that being rude and crass and bullying works until someone bigger stomps you. They just assume no one is bigger.

  12. helenk3 says:

    Hope Lady Lily enjoys her party. Happy Birthday to her. She brings a lot of joy to a lot people she does not even know and we all wish her the best life ever

  13. leslie says:

    My thoughts:
    1.MOTUS’ understated look – note she is not dripping in jewels or gold or bangles or a tiara. She is also not wearing a diamond studded outer space jumpsuit ala Beyoncé . I think work in her favor.
    I just don’t like her.

    2.She and bronco look as though they are on a blind date and don’t like each other very much.
    I don’t like him either.

  14. DeniseVB says:

    Meanwhile over at the UD campus …..

    • leslie says:

      Yes. And I coulda been a contender….

    • lyn says:

      These special snowflake little shits never give up on their stupidity.

      • elliesmom says:

        That’s the part that upsets me most. They think the University of Delaware is covering up a hate crime, the videos showing PP dissecting dead babies for their parts are “fabricated”, Clockmed is a brilliant student, and Michael Brown was an honor student just minding his own business. “We are all entitled to our own opinion, but we are not entitled to our own facts” as Moynihan once said.

  15. helenk3 says:

    these people do not have the capacity to feel joy. If they were not doing so much damage to this country , I could almost feel sorry for them. Can you imagine being that miserable most of your life? They are teaching their kids to feel the same way, nothing is ever enough.

  16. gram krakka says:

    At this point in the 2016 election cycle I am still in the learning about the candidates stage and am not actively supporting any of them yet. I got tickets to see The Donald in Dallas, but that doesn’t mean I would vote for him in the primary.

    My vote will go to the person whose track record and experiences have better prepared them to govern at a Presidential level and who has shown that they can stand their ground when necessary, but also work to bring opposing sides together for the greater good of the country. I’m looking for a uniter, not a divider.

    Carly Fiorina is a well prepared, impressive speaker in interviews and debates. Does her performance record as a corporate executive qualify her to be President is a legitimate question.

    Here is an interesting opinion piece on Carly.

    When you hear candidates make sweeping statements about what they will accomplish their first day in office, it would do well to heed the following…

    “Our government is a messy mix of oligarchy, democracy, republicanism and federalism that guarantees that almost nothing can get done. At least, not without a huge struggle.

    That is not a bug of our political system; it’s a feature. It’s the way our founding fathers planned it. They didn’t want a king, or a queen, not even a steely-eyed former CEO.

    Barack Obama was elected in 2008 primarily because he persuaded us that fixing our problems would be easy. All we needed was hope and audacity, and we can do it. Yes we can!

    But when Obama got into office, he was quickly schooled.”

  17. gram krakka says:

    Here is another opinion piece about Carly and the long standing and continuing troubles at HP.

    Opinion: Laying the blame for Hewlett-Packard’s failures on one person is too narrow a view


    “I led Hewlett-Packard through a very difficult time, the worst technology recession in 25 years,” Fiorina said during the debate on Wednesday night, as she and Trump attacked each other over their business careers. “Despite those difficult times, we doubled the size of the company, we quadrupled its top-line growth rate, we quadrupled its cash flow, we tripled its rate of innovation.”

    Fiorina, though, neglected to mention the controversial acquisition that led to the doubling of the company, which also negatively impacted its net income. She also did not note that H-P has yet to find solid footing since her departure, which begs the question: did Fiorina make the initial moves that set off the long, downward spiral of storied Hewlett Packard Co.? Or is its gradual evolution into a company of never-ending restructurings, write-downs and strategy shifts the inevitable outcome of being an older tech giant?

    • elliesmom says:

      During that time Ken Olsen also retired from Digital Equipment (due to Alzheimer’s) and left the company in the hands of Bob Palmer who oversaw its breakup and sale to Compaq, HP, and Intel. I’m pretty sure that wasn’t Olsen’s vision. There’s nothing of that company left. I could name several other high tech companies that were eaten alive by other tech companies at the same time. HP is still here. I don’t call that failure. A lot of my friends were affected by Carly Fiorina’s decisions at HP. While anecdotes aren’t data, most of them credit Carly for doing what needed to be done and then taking responsibility for it when it turned out to be unpopular. Leaving with a golden parachute is de rigeur for CEOs. She shouldn’t be skewered for that. I don’t know if private business executive experience is enough to be POTUS or not, but I think it has to be more than an inexperienced senator can bring to the table.

      • leslie says:

        “Leaving with a golden parachute is de rigeur for CEOs.”

        It is also customary for senior level executives of most large corporations to use attorneys to obtain their own “”silver” parachutes when leaving due to circumstances sometimes beyond their control.

        • elliesmom says:

          My husband was a senior contributor at a large company and was forced into retirement for medical reasons. The company made sure he was comfortable. Not rich, but comfortable. There are a lot more perks than just salary when you move up the corporate ladder.

      • 1539days says:

        Big “computer” companies aren’t in the same market they were 20-30 years ago. Now, everything is a cheap Chinese knockoff or a partnership with the Chinese.

        My company is launching a super secret product in about 24 hours. The main difference is that it’s smaller and is “designed and manufactured” in the USA. Ever single part is being stamped or molded in China.

  18. Venus says:

    Lord knows I’m loathe to defend the Obamas but that 2nd picture with them returning from vacation with their teenaged daughters? Yeah I’m pretty confident those looks have to do with typical teenage girl sassy-ness and drama, not their roles as POTUS and FLOTUS.

  19. DeniseVB says:

    I have a feeling all these new discoveries will go nowhere. Hillary is teflon.

    • elliesmom says:

      I don’t think there will be any legal charges brought against her. I think she’ll get the Democratic nomination if she stays in the race. I don’t think this will cause many Democrats to vote for the Republican candidate no matter who it is. But I do think it will affect voter turnout.

  20. helenk3 says:


    is this what it has come to? such disrespect for America. I am insulted for my country.
    I voted for Hillary Clinton and right now I am ashamed that I ever did. IF she thinks this is ok for a person running to lead this country, she is so wrong

  21. Myiq2xu says:

    • elliesmom says:

      I haven’t jumped on the Fiorina bandwagon yet. After the Walker fizzled out, I’m keeping my powder dry for awhile, but it’s interesting to watch all of the daggers come out now she’s at the Big Kids’ Table.

    • piper says:

      What about Bronco and his ‘successful’ business ventures and acumen, NYT. Remember he said you didn’t build that to business leaders.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I think Carly could do better than an Obama or Carter. She seems intellectually curious and does her homework well. She’s not Hillaryish, so there’s that too. 😉

    • 49erDweet says:

      Things that are NOT a problem with Carly:
      Female, HP, lack of governing experience, blah, blah, blah.

      Things that ARE a problem with Carly:
      Her positions on the issues.

      • elliesmom says:

        In the coming months as the field narrows, I’ll pay more attention to her positions on the issues because then I can do a comparison that’s worth the time to do. Right now she’d be preferable to some of the candidates and not to some of the others. I know the Republicans are not going to give me a perfect candidate to vote for. I wouldn’t expect them to because I’m not a Republican. A nominee who pledges to support the entire Republican Party platform wouldn’t be “my candidate”. For now Carly represents the possibility of getting a woman in or close to the Oval Office w/o my voting for Hillary. Not sufficient reason to vote for her, but a checked off box in her favor.

        • 49erDweet says:

          I mostly agree with you. OTOH I worked in a state system where being a woman and/or being a minority automatically gave one extra “points” toward promotions. I totally understand the reasoning but also experienced the irony. Reward a person for being not the best candidate. And in the case of double points, reward them again for being even lower on the list. No surprise then when the promoted person eventually failed to perform an important leadership job satisfactorily. Just promote that one to an even higher paying ‘make work’ position and repeat the process as needed. The end result after a couple of decades was many of the brightest migrated to private industry and the duller folk ran the place. Win-win, except for the state.

          • elliesmom says:

            OTOH when comes to running for political office, we tend to hold women to a higher standard. I’ve worked on a lot of local campaigns where men with poor records were given a pass and the women in the races were discounted because they hadn’t jumped through more hoops than the guys had. If one of the men with better records and more salient experiences emerges from the pack, I won’t vote for Fiorina just because she’s a woman, but if all things are mostly equal, she’ll get my vote. Why not?

          • 49erDweet says:

            True. My two best bosses ever were women. But so were my two worst. But different standards is spot on.

      • Somebody says:

        She’s soft on immigration, that’s an issue for me……but the same can be said for most of the candidates.

      • NewOrleans says:

        She certainly loved her some Jesse Jackson:

        The Greeks once said that the greatest achievement one person can attain is the full use of your talents along the lines of excellence. And in the past 40 years, there are very few people who have used their talent along lines of excellence to achieve more things for more people in more places than Reverend Jackson. And we are all better off for his leadership.

        I’d like to share a personal story with about Reverend Jackson…

        Sometimes when you’re in the middle of a battle such as we were at HP, you don’t realize how other people see that battle – you’re just focused on doing what you have to do. And frankly, it got to the point where I didn’t really want to read anything else about the battle, because reading about it distracted me. But one day, I got a phone call from the Reverend, and in the middle of everything else that he had going on, he called me to say basically, “You hang in there, girl.” And he also called me to pray. And that meant a lot to me.

        But also in a funny kind of way, it suddenly made me realize just how big a battle this really was. I hung up the phone and said, ‘Oh my God, I’ve just been praying with the Reverend Jackson.’


  22. DeniseVB says:


    • 1539days says:

      Being a GOP speaker is like herding cats. Gingrich, Hastert and Boehner all got chewed up and spat out. Nancy just hangs on like the animated corpse she is.

  23. Dora says:

    Trump has ‘big chance’ to win, says ex-wife Ivana

    Ivana Trump says anything GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump touches “turns to gold” and her ex-husband has a “big chance” of becoming the next president.


  24. helenk3 says:


    I will contribute one penny to the airfare for this family to move to Turkey. I think they would want the kid to build a real bomb and not a phony clock

  25. helenk3 says:


    good news

    Ground Zero mosque defeated.

    NYC is a great and wonderful city. some of the smartest people in the world live there. where do they get such stupid mayors?

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