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Wed Jun 13, 2012, 01:34 PM

President Obama has lunch with members of the military and barbers in honor of Father's Day - pics


U.S. President Barack Obama eats ribs at Kenny's BBQ with members of the military and barbers in honor of Father's Day in Washington June 13, 2012.




President Barack Obama talks with Army First Lt. William Edwards, a 2012 Military Fatherhood Award Winner, left, and Army Corporal Joubert Paulino, during a visit to Kenny's BBQ restaurant in Washington, Wednesday, June 13, 2012.


U.S. President Barack Obama jests with U.S. Army 1st Lt. Bill Edwards as they eat at Kenny's BBQ in honor of the upcoming Father's Day weekend in Washington June 13, 2012. Edwards is the 2012 Military Fatherhood Award Winner.








US President Barack Obama eats lunch with two soldiers and two local barbers, in honor of the upcoming Father's Day weekend, at Kenny's BBQ Smokehouse in Washington, DC, on June 13, 2012. Seated alongside Obama are: Otis Gamble (R) of Mason's Barber Shop, US Army Captain Joubert Paulino (L), Nurney Mason (top L) of Mason's Barber Shop, and US Army First Lieutenant William Edwards, winner of the 2012 Military Fatherhood Ward. The barbers are participating in a new Health and Human Services campaign, 'Fatherhood Buzz,' which reaches out to dads through barbers and barbershops, providing information about various topics including financial and job training.



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Reply President Obama has lunch with members of the military and barbers in honor of Father's Day - pics (Original post)
Kadie Jun 2012 OP
The Wielding Truth Jun 2012 #1
freshwest Jun 2012 #2
Wait Wut Jun 2012 #3
freshwest Jun 2012 #4
MADem Jun 2012 #7
Wait Wut Jun 2012 #9
MADem Jun 2012 #13
proverbialwisdom Jun 2012 #17
Wait Wut Jun 2012 #22
monmouth Jun 2012 #28
MADem Jun 2012 #6
freshwest Jun 2012 #8
Wait Wut Jun 2012 #10
MADem Jun 2012 #11
Wait Wut Jun 2012 #12
MADem Jun 2012 #14
GoCubsGo Jun 2012 #20
MADem Jun 2012 #21
Historic NY Jun 2012 #25
freshwest Jun 2012 #26
onethatcares Jun 2012 #5
bluesbassman Jun 2012 #24
RevStPatrick Jun 2012 #15
obiden20122008 Jun 2012 #18
obiden20122008 Jun 2012 #16
Marksman_91 Jun 2012 #19
monmouth Jun 2012 #29
Iliyah Jun 2012 #23
MannyGoldstein Jun 2012 #27
mike dub Jun 2012 #30

Response to Kadie (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 01:36 PM

1. Definitely a man of the people.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 01:46 PM

2. Love these, thanks Kadie! BTW, I see some product placement there, hope they donate to the campaign.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 02:13 PM

3. Ugh...true story...

After the WI debacle, I was complaining to my faux-Libertarian boss about Citizens United. I mentioned to him that it was said the Koch Bros. were planning on donating $400 mil to Romney. My uninformed, yet still allowed to vote, bosses response?, "Well, maybe Pepsi can donate that much to Obama."

I couldn't figure out what the hell he meant. Then, it dawned on me, 'Koch' - 'Coke'. I said, "No...not Coke, the Koch Bros." He sat there with this dumb look on his face. "You've never heard of the Koch Bros.???" "No."

I just shook my head and walked away. Voter purging should only be allowed for people like my boss. He won't "make a decision" on whom to vote for until "about 2 weeks before the election", but he'll "probably vote for Romney because he likes the fact he's a businessman" or he might "write someone in".

This has nothing to do with this thread.

Great photos! He looks so comfortable/at ease with us regular people. Unlike Romney who always looks like he might catch something from anyone worth less than a couple million.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 02:19 PM

4. Ugh. A number of people thought they were voting for Bush, SR. in 2000, too.

And they made sure they learned nothing about what Reagan did to them

It was all Carter's fault. Then Clinton's. Then Obama's. The lies continue.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 02:31 PM

7. See--it's the twenty percent--ten percent on either side--who pay any attention.

That's a helluva'n account! You must have been flummoxed! I am sorry you have to work for such a 'moran.'

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Response to MADem (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 02:47 PM

9. That's depressing.

I have conversations like this with my boss on a daily basis. We've known each other for over 20 years, I've worked for him for 13. He's like a brother to me. An uninformed, ignorant, misguided, but kind brother.

Every nite the husband asks "How was your day." I always just say "fine" and wait until he's gotten comfortable before I say, "You won't believe what my boss said today."

Seriously, though...that 20% just ruined my day. We should have t-shirts made, "I'm part of the 10%" in big letters and in small letters "that are informed Democratic voters. The other 10% of informed voters have no souls."

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 03:30 PM

13. The thing is, we're the ones who, like Moses, have to lead those uninformed souls to the Promised

Land...er...voting booths.

I bring a lot of people to the polls. I do it for most local, state, and national elections, ferrying several carloads back and forth, but I work very hard at it in Presidential election years. Last time I hauled over a hundred old souls to the polls. It's funny, they all have reasons for voting how they do, and a lot of 'em are just "straight ticket voters." I hear things like "The Republicans wouldn't give you a crust of bread if you were starving," or "Those Republicans will take away my retirement," and I smile and say "That's why it's great you're coming out today." Some vote Dem simply because they loved Jack Kennedy (yes, really). A few of 'em are "Reagan Democrats" who are embarrassed now at their support of that smarmy coot. If I asked them about some of the more complex issues at play, I suspect they wouldn't have a clue--I've tried a few times and it doesn't help, so I don't do it unless someone asks me first. Koch Brothers? They'd think Coke, too!

They do appreciate the whole voting machine fiasco from Bush v. Gore, but fortunately here we have paper ballots that go into an OCR machine, so there's a double-accountability, and voters have to check in to vote, and check out to leave--after their ballot has been accepted by the machine. Not an issue for my community, thankfully. I know none of my riders like Mitt much--a couple of them had to sell their homes and move into a retirement village because their houses were "overvalued" for Mittsy's "circuit breaker" tax relief for the elderly (which sucks, and was wrong--Deval Patrick fixed that). They couldn't afford to stay in their homes, thanks to Mitt, and they resent him for it.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 04:31 PM

17. Koch Industries' annual revenues est. at $100 billion, "the largest company you’ve never heard of."

http://www.amazon.com/Koch-Brothers-Exposed/dp/B0081EMU6Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1339618530&sr=8-2&keywords=koch+brothers+exposed
Rent $3.99 Rental rights: 7 day viewing period

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/national-affairs/the-koch-brothers-exposed-20120420

The Koch Brothers – Exposed!

POSTED: April 20, 5:15 PM ET | By Julian Brookes


<...>

For years, the brothers shunned the spotlight. David Koch used to joke that the family business, the Wichita, Kansas-based Koch Industries – with annual revenues* estimated at $100 billion, it's the second-biggest private firm in America – was "the largest company you’ve never heard of." But when Barack Obama became president, the Kochs, like a lot of right-wingers, flipped out. They threw their weight behind a stealth campaign to turn back the president’s "socialist" agenda..."

<...>

Now the Kochs are the subject of a blistering (but to all appearances factual) documentary by the activist filmmaker Robert Greenwald. Koch Brothers Exposed aims to show how the brothers' machinations affect the lives of "living, breathing human beings," as Greenwald put it to me at the film’s New York premiere in late March. "When I learned about the damage the Kochs were doing to our democracy, I wanted to make sure more Americans understood what they're up to."

<...>

Koch Industries vehemently denies any responsibility for the cancer deaths in Crossett and touts its environmental record as "exemplary." As ThinkProgress and others have documented, it is not: Koch Industries has been named one of the top ten worst polluters in the country and found criminally liable in more than one pollution-related case, including one involving the discharge of (carcinogenic) benzene. And, wouldn't you know, the company has lobbied hard to prevent the E.P.A. from classifying formaldehyde, produced in huge quantities by none other than Georgia-Pacific, as a "known carcinogen" in humans.

Greenwald lays it on a bit thick here and there, but that's kind of the point. "A lot of progressives really believe that if we can turn out one more white paper with bullet points about how to fix Problem X, we can fix it," Greenwald says. "But that's not primarily the way you reach people or move them. You reach the heart first. What I always try to do is make the political personal."

But you have to ask: Who’s going to watch, or even hear about, Koch Brothers Exposed? The film isn't being released to theaters, since Greenwald reckoned few moviegoers would be willing to pony up $10 or more to see a no-frills documentary about a couple of oldster ideologues, however powerful or well researched. So to get the word out Brave New Films has teamed up with 40-plus progressive membership organizations and labor unions to form a far-flung anti-Koch coalition. The idea is that groups and individuals will hold screenings everywhere from their homes to bowling alleys, church basements, college campuses, and union halls. "The ultimate goal," Greenwald told Alternet, another partner, is "organize, organize — and then, organize." (Lefty activists are notoriously single-issue, but the all-enveloping reach of the Kochtopus makes opposing the brothers something all liberals can get behind: education, environment, labor rights, campaign finance, corporate malfeasance – everyone’s cause is on the line.) Available via streaming outlets and cable video-on-demand starting May 8, the film has the potential at least to reach beyond the choir into millions of American homes.

<...>

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 05:17 PM

22. Hey, thanks!

I'm going to see if I can rent this for him. If not, hell...I'll pitch in the cost to buy it and then pass it around to people. I've honestly never heard of this.

Thanks again!

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 09:43 AM

28. Sounds like you should be his boss...LOL. I mean it, really..n/t

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Response to freshwest (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 02:27 PM

6. Look who's not drinking coke, or a "fountain" product, though--it's POTUS.

He's got a big ass bottle of icy cold water to go with those fatty ribs! And they do look delicious!

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Response to MADem (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 02:37 PM

8. Oh, I wasn't leaving Arrowhead out of the quest for donations, LOL!

Barack and Michelle's adherence to a healthy diet is a great example, too.

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Response to MADem (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 02:49 PM

10. Yeah, I was eyeing those ribs, too.

I think I know what I want the husband to make me for Father's Day. Hey, I had to cook on Mother's Day, fair play.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 02:57 PM

11. Ha ha--did you cook what YOU wanted on Mum's Day?

Hopefully he likes ribs, too! Of course, if you buy the ingredients, you'll probably be assured of getting your choice in food!!

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Response to MADem (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 03:10 PM

12. I honestly don't remember.

He was playing somewhere, so I had to just toss something together quick before he left. He did buy me a beautiful hummingbird feeder, so I was all good.

I just remembered, we have custody of my son's smoker because his new apartment building won't allow them. Damn...now I'm hungry.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 03:45 PM

14. Get thee to a grocery store!!! And BUY the INGREDIENTS!!



Either that, or tell the old man to take you out tonight!

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Response to MADem (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 04:45 PM

20. Yes, but he has a nice heaping helping of collard greens...

...to go along with those fatty ribs. Good and good for you. I can't tell what the other stuff is. Some kind of beans and rice, maybe?

I'll have what he's having!

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 05:14 PM

21. Mmmmmmmmmmm! Good! I'll bet you can't get a bad meal in that joint! nt

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Response to freshwest (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 11:38 PM

25. Wet or dry? America must know.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #25)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 11:50 PM

26. ...


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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 02:24 PM

5. remember when * did that?

neither do I.


I can feel the warmth at that table, and it's not forced or coerced.

GOBAMA

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 11:19 PM

24. I remember this...




Love these shots of President Obama, and I bet the guys eating lunch with loved being there too.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 04:23 PM

15. Mmm... Ribs!

 

I think I know what I want for dinner tonight.

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Response to RevStPatrick (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 04:32 PM

18. same here

 

looks delicious.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 04:27 PM

16. awesome pics of a great man.

 

excellent

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 04:39 PM

19. Such a down-to-Earth guy

Can't imagine Romney or any of the other former Republican aspirers for the presidency doing this, like at all.

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Response to Marksman_91 (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 09:45 AM

29. The last eating place the Rmoney people were in they trashed. n/t

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 11:06 PM

23. In touch with the people

hell yes!

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 12:43 AM

27. Did he tell the military guys that he's trying to cut their pensions?

Austerity Now! Austerity Forever!

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 09:34 PM

30. Looks like it went much more smoothly than Rmoney's Iowa/Cafe-gate / Donut-gate

Wow, President Obama and the gentlemen he's enjoying a meal with are all having fun. Great to see that the President can relax And relate to non-millionaire/1%-er Americans. Fun to see him with an Army Captain and Army First Lieutenant too.

And that Q, greens and everything else looks awesome!

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