thanks, Obama

by: kirbybruno

Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 11:26:59 AM EST



Since you have taken office, I have gained 10 pounds, thanks a lot.

I have run out of milk on more that one occasion, and have had fruits and vegetables go bad in my fridge before I got a chance to eat them, wtf.

We haven't had an inch of snow in 328 days in Chicagoland, a record, I am pretty sure this is your fault too. Thanks.

kirbybruno :: thanks, Obama
One of my fish died, clearly your fault.

My nail polish nearly always chips after one or two days, you have done absolutely nothing to address this.  Thanks, Obama.

When I watch TV, commercials are still louder than the programs, what gives?

When my vegetables need water, sometimes I have to water them myself because it doesn't rain. You said you cared!

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I still have to scoop the litter box, and litter still gets all over the floor every. single day. Thanks.

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Wait, what?  Oh yeah. Thanks, Obama! This is a great day, congratulations!


People in the audience listen as President Barack Obama speaks before signing the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 during a ceremony at the Interior Department in Washington, D.C. December 22, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner escort Elizabeth Warren from the Oval Office to the Rose Garden of the White House for the statement naming Warren to lead the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Sept. 17, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act:


President Barack Obama, with Assembly Manager Teri Quigley, gets behind the wheel of a new Chevy Volt during his tour of the General Motors Auto Plant in Hamtramck, Mich., July 30, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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Feb. 4, 2009: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) meets with the President in the Oval Office. Collins was one of three Republican Senators who eventually voted for the stimulus bill. February 4, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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Ends Iraq War.
President Barack Obama talks with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of Iraq during a secure video teleconference in the Situation Room of the White House, Oct. 21, 2011. Seated at the table, from left, are: Tony Blinken, National Security Advisor to the Vice President ; National Security Advisor Tom Donilon; Puneet Talwar, Senior Director for Iraq, Iran and the Gulf States; Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough; and Chief of Staff Bill Daley. Pictured onscreen are: at left, Prime Minister al-Maliki, along with two aides; in center, Vice President Joe Biden; at right, General Lloyd Austin, Commanding General of U.S. Forces - Iraq and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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Signing the Lily Ledbetter Act
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Obama walks through the Cross Hall of the White House after delivering a statement to the media on the mission against Osama bin Laden, May 1, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden applaud as Judge Sonia Sotomayor delivers remarks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, May 26, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
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Vicki Kennedy, wife of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, gives President Barack Obama a "TEDSTRONG" bracelet, which shows support for cancer advocacy, in the Blue Room of the White House prior to the signing ceremony for the health insurance reform bill, March 23, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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thanks, Obama | 29 comments
A lot. Thanks a LOT! (2.00 / 27)
:)

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

I like what I see here. (2.00 / 22)
Maybe this guy should run for office.

I think he is a little green, (2.00 / 19)
give him a few years. :)

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Nice bit of snark... (2.00 / 22)
Timely and accurate. Love it.  

The p***artist formerly known as 'Brit'

I just love looking back at some of the (2.00 / 20)
things that have been accomplished. I know we have a long way to go, but I think that was a great foundation for the next four years and what we will get done in the next four will grow exponentially.

Also, thanks!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


[ Parent ]
I first got involved in US politics (2.00 / 19)
...for various personal reasons in 2004, and wrote my first Kos diary, praising Obama's Democratic convention speech and approach in DKos in November 2004.

Then, by coincidence, I got to know Samantha Power who was his foreign policy advisor in the Senate - and was even more impressed.

The Moose was founded out of the primary wars struggle on MYDD from a combination of Obamabots, Clintonistas and Obamicans who had fought against the personalisation, demonisation and polarisation around Obama.

I'm glad to see we're still here. And even when the current POTUS leaves office in four years, one sentence of his speech today will have enduring resonance for blogs like this:

"We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate."


The p***artist formerly known as 'Brit'

[ Parent ]
That little nugget of Moose history is (2.00 / 17)
interesting. I cannot tell you how happy I am to be here, and to read and see both fun and serious discussions. There were so many times I wanted to post a diary that was more of a call for discussion than information giving because there are a lot of issues out there that I would like to learn more about and find out why people are so passionate, but it would without a doubt turn into a pie fight so I never did. I am really looking forward to learning here. :)

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Reasoned debate is what we're all about (2.00 / 18)
More often than not, as has been said before, the diary/article is just pretext for the discussion, with comments longer and more informed than the article above. So have no fear about launching into a discussion here - especially on difficult issues. We all learn from others.  

The p***artist formerly known as 'Brit'

[ Parent ]
I loved that sentence, too, Peter. (2.00 / 15)
To all of you who have created a little purple space of reason and - dare I say it? - community, I say thank you.

It matters. ♥

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu


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This is so true ... (2.00 / 16)
"We cannot ... treat name-calling as reasoned debate."

Thank you, Peter, for this and really, for restoring my blogging life.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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hhmm, i often change my sig line. (2.00 / 13)
i think i'll keep this one for a while.

"We cannot mistake absolutism for principle,
or substitute spectacle for politics, or
treat name-calling as reasoned debate."

seems timely and appropriate, here,
there and everywhere.

THANKS, OBAMA!

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


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I'm getting old ... (2.00 / 19)
It's all Obama's fault. (If I didn't have the protection of Medicare and Social Security, I'd be dead.)

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

Exactly! (2.00 / 16)
Each day that passes still makes us 24 hours older. He never listens.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
LOL!! (2.00 / 11)


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
and that's totally communistic... (2.00 / 13)
we all age at exactly the same rate.    

[ Parent ]
fierce, K.B. (2.00 / 16)
mighty fierce!

Why thank you, Bubba! (2.00 / 15)
You're pretty fierce yourself!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Thank YOU, kirbybruno (2.00 / 14)
I am grinning from ear to ear.

And I'm leaving a comment where you can Fierce it because there is No Reason to leave one anywhere else.

YOU rock!  

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


Thanks Jan! (2.00 / 10)
You are so right! No Really, you are!!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
gasp!!! (2.00 / 13)
I knew something was amiss!


Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Love it! :D (2.00 / 13)


Refugee in the War Against Sanity™

Thanks! (2.00 / 11)
You started it all with the cheetoh's gif. :D

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
President Obama is thanking ME!!! (he calls me Jan) (2.00 / 12)
Jan --

I just renewed my oath of office to serve as your president for four more years.

Thank you for making this possible. It's an honor to be your president.

Now it's time to finish what we started -- let's get going.

Barack

P.S. -- Organizing for Action is the next step in our grassroots movement and will be crucial to finishing what we started. If you haven't already, say you'll be part of it.



Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


Why, that two-timer! (Get it? two-timer?) (2.00 / 12)
Kelley --

I just renewed my oath of office to serve as your president for four more years.

Thank you for making this possible. It's an honor to be your president.

Now it's time to finish what we started -- let's get going.

Barack

P.S. -- Organizing for Action is the next step in our grassroots movement and will be crucial to finishing what we started. If you haven't already, say you'll be part of it.



"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

[ Parent ]
But, but, he said the same to me........................ (2.00 / 12)


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Guess he's man enough for all of us... (2.00 / 11)
Sherry --

I just renewed my oath of office to serve as your president for four more years.

Thank you for making this possible. It's an honor to be your president.

Now it's time to finish what we started -- let's get going.

Barack

P.S. -- Organizing for Action is the next step in our grassroots movement and will be crucial to finishing what we started. If you haven't already, say you'll be part of it.



[ Parent ]
In 20 years (2.00 / 6)
people will scarcely believe it possible that so much got through such a broken political system in so short of a time span.  

I agree, (2.00 / 3)
I do not think the stife he has to go through to do anything can be over-estimated.  

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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