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Sat Nov 30, 2013, 05:17 PM

The President and his Daughters Out Supporting Small Biz Saturday.. Pic Heavy~

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President Barack Obama shops with daughters Sasha and Malia at Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Washington


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WJLA: President Obama Visits Politics And Prose On Small Business Saturday

"President Barack Obama is doing his part to support small businesses. Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha dropped in Saturday at Washington’s Politics and Prose bookstore and purchased what he said was a “long list” of books that included “The Kite Runner,” ”Harold and the Purple Crayon,” and “The Sports Gene”. The president said he bought a reader for every age, from 5 to 52 – his age. Obama sent a tweet earlier Saturday about the importance of supporting small businesses"

The rest..
http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/11/president-obama-visits-politics-and-prose-on-small-business-saturday-97505.html



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Follow The wonderful Lene and Abeba Tsegaye, owners of Kefa Cafe and neighborhood stalwarts #SmallBusinessSaturday 7:11 AM - 30 Nov 2013
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More pics.. http://theobamadiary.com/2013/11/30/supporting-the-community/

I'm going to grab my umbrella now and go to the store..

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Reply The President and his Daughters Out Supporting Small Biz Saturday.. Pic Heavy~ (Original post)
Cha Nov 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Nov 2013 #1
Cha Nov 2013 #2
femmocrat Nov 2013 #3
Cha Nov 2013 #4
sheshe2 Dec 2013 #36
Cha Dec 2013 #40
treestar Dec 2013 #38
Cha Dec 2013 #41
FarPoint Nov 2013 #5
LuckyLib Nov 2013 #9
Cha Nov 2013 #12
elleng Dec 2013 #23
CBHagman Nov 2013 #6
Cha Nov 2013 #13
WinstonSmith4740 Nov 2013 #7
tavernier Nov 2013 #8
MsPithy Nov 2013 #11
Cha Nov 2013 #14
elleng Dec 2013 #26
malaise Dec 2013 #35
treestar Dec 2013 #37
KoKo Nov 2013 #10
freshwest Nov 2013 #15
Cha Nov 2013 #16
sheshe2 Dec 2013 #17
Cha Dec 2013 #18
JI7 Dec 2013 #19
Cha Dec 2013 #20
JI7 Dec 2013 #21
elleng Dec 2013 #22
Cha Dec 2013 #25
elleng Dec 2013 #28
Cha Dec 2013 #29
elleng Dec 2013 #30
Cha Dec 2013 #31
elleng Dec 2013 #32
Cha Dec 2013 #33
elleng Dec 2013 #34
NBachers Dec 2013 #24
Cha Dec 2013 #27
Demoiselle Dec 2013 #45
Cha Dec 2013 #46
madamesilverspurs Dec 2013 #39
Cha Dec 2013 #42
IrishAyes Dec 2013 #43
Cha Dec 2013 #44

Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 05:41 PM

1. Gimme a rasberry scone and a cafe o'bama.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 06:08 PM

2. Sounds

cozy! Small Biz Saturday, SKP!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 06:24 PM

3. The bookstore looks crowded!

Unless those are just gawkers watching the Obamas.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 07:04 PM

4. Looks like a great store, femmocrat.. list of books that were purchased by PBO


TheObamaDiary.com @TheObamaDiary
Follow No wonder the right hate him, he loves books - list of books bought by President Obama on #SmallBusinessSaturday 11:18 AM - 30 Nov 2013
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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 10:15 AM

36. Two from PBO's list~



I’m gonna, I'm gonna, I'm gonna, gonna, get
a bronto-bronto-bronto-bronto-saurus for a pet!

Lulu is so accustomed to getting what she wants that when her parents deny her birthday request for a brontosaurus, she throws a four-day temper tantrum and then storms off into the forest in search of the dinosaur she clearly deserves. Lulu isn’t particularly impressed with the snake, tiger, and bear she encounters, but then she finds him—a beautiful, long-necked, graceful brontosaurus. Mr. B completely agrees with Lulu that having a pet would be a wonderful thing, and Lulu thinks she’s gotten her birthday wish at last. Until she realizes that Mr. Brontosaurus thinks that she would make an ideal pet for him!

How will Lulu ever get out of this sticky situation without throwing a fit (Mr. B does not respond well to those), or using force (Mr. B is much too tall to bonk on the head with her suitcase), or smushing her pickle sandwich? Beloved children’s author Judith Viorst and Caldecott-winning illustrator Lane Smith offer a fresh and funny tale with several surprise endings!

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lulu-and-the-brontosaurus-judith-viorst/1018934118



Overview
Essential Picture Book Classics—timeless stories for every child to treasure.

"One night, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight."

Armed only with an oversized purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement.

Full of funny twists and surprises, this joyful story shows just how far your imagination can take you. Harold and the Purple Crayon has delighted readers of all ages for over fifty years.

Harold goes for an adventurous walk in the moonlight with his purple crayon.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/harold-and-the-purple-crayon-crockett-johnson/1100058493?ean=9780064430227

Books, a gift that keeps on giving. They open your mind and your heart.

Thanks for the delightful thread, Cha~


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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #36)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 05:02 PM

40. Speaking of "delightful".. thank you so much, she, for those enchanting

synopses from two of the children of all ages books on the President's list! How fun! I bet my former manager of the store I worked at in New York would love those books for our Co-op.

Our President the booklover..



J17 http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024115250



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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 11:31 AM

38. I'm reading the Kite Runner!

Wish I could get President Obama's view on it (or Malia's or whoever is reading it!)

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Response to treestar (Reply #38)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 05:11 PM

41. Looks like a really interesting worthwhile book, treestar..

in the spirit of sheshe's bringing the synopsis on board..



Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable and beautifully told story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Raised in the same household and sharing the same wet nurse, Amir and Hassan grow up in different worlds: Amir is the son of a prominent and wealthy man, while Hassan, the son of Amir’s father’s servant, is a Hazara—a shunned ethnic minority. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them. When Amir and his father flee the country for a new life in California, Amir thinks that he has escaped his past. And yet he cannot leave the memory of Hassan behind him.

The Kite Runner is a novel about friendship and betrayal, and about the price of loyalty. It is about the bonds between fathers and sons, and the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, and their lies. Written against a backdrop of history that has not been told in fiction before, The Kite Runner describes the rich culture and beauty of a land in the process of being destroyed. But through the devastation, Khaled Hosseini offers hope: through the novel’s faith in the power of reading and storytelling, and in the possibilities he shows us for redemption.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Kite-Runner-Khaled-Hosseini/dp/144236422X

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 07:14 PM

5. Politics&Proses!!!

My favorite D.C Bookstore!

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 07:33 PM

9. +1000 -- and there are great independent bookstores in DC!

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 08:25 PM

12. I knew it looked great, FarPoint!

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 02:59 AM

23. Hey, Far, you too???

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 07:15 PM

6. This is at least the second independent bookstore the Obamas have visited.

I seem to recall they went to KramerBooks (on Connecticut Avenue NW near Dupont Circle) on another shopping expedition.

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Response to CBHagman (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 08:34 PM

13. Yes, the Obamas visited Kramerbooks in 2011, CB..



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"WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has pitched in to help small businesses get into the holiday shopping season.

The president took his daughters, Malia and Sasha, along on a shopping run to a bookstore a few blocks from the White House.

He says he made the visit because it's "small business Saturday" and he wanted to support a small business.

The retail industry is encouraging shoppers to patronize mom-and-pop businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It's a counterpoint to Black Friday and the sales and special deals offered by department stores and other large retailers."


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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/26/obama-books-shopping-kramerbooks-small-business-saturday_n_1114120.html

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 07:16 PM

7. What caught my attention...

was the clapping and cheering when he turned and wished everyone a happy holiday. Lots of support, no jeering, etc. The way the press has been spinning things, you'd think there'd be all kinds of protesters/hecklers in what was a pretty good sized crowd.

Oh, wait. This was a BOOK store. People who shop there READ. All by themselves. Never mind. It makes sense now.

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 07:20 PM

8. Snort



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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 07:53 PM

11. HA! WinstonSmith4740 wins the internets, today.

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 08:35 PM

14. Good to know, Winston.. I haven't had

a chance to see that yet! Been busy doing my own local shopping.

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 03:16 AM

26. Its that kind of neighborhood, Winston,

people READ there!!!

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 05:52 AM

35. Brilliant

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 11:30 AM

37. Haha

Exactly.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 07:40 PM

10. Nice Gesture to the Mom & Pop's ....given the Walmartification of America.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 09:26 PM

15. Beautiful OP! Favorite people and places.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 09:35 PM

16. They just look so cozy and having

so much fun, fresh. I just want to be there with them..

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 12:01 AM

17. Beautiful thread, Cha.

Hearts to Obama and his girls for supporting the local businesses.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 12:04 AM

18. It's cozy and heartwarming, sheshe..

so many levels.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 02:14 AM

19. LEATHERRRRRRR

hahaha, i saw a clip of him on TV promoting small biz saturday and came on here to see if anyone has posted pics of the Pres in Leather today.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #19)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 02:23 AM

20. Yeah, we did.. It's funny because I

didn't even notice "the leather" when I was posting the pics. And, then I saw it mentioned on some others threads. Right now I had to go look to see the jacket.. there were just so many other things to look at. I was zeroing in on all their shoes and Sasha's boots and the expressions on their lovely faces.

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Response to Cha (Reply #20)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 02:29 AM

21. i just posted a thread in GD on it

i know it will probably make some upset. but it's a holiday weekend and the Pres is looking good. i took one of the pics you posted for use in that thread.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 02:56 AM

22. Been to Politics and Prose often, near my old neighborhood,

and to Kefa Cafe several times. Nice people!

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Response to elleng (Reply #22)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 03:16 AM

25. It all looks so pleasantly awesome and

historic!

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Response to Cha (Reply #25)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 03:20 AM

28. Yes, pleasant and awesome,

and historic because he's been there! Its a few blocks away from an independent movie house that almost closed a few years ago, but the neighborhood worked to invest and maintain it, and now its a successful independent movie house. (Avalon.)

I'd thought of moving into an apartment there, but then found my cottage! So I just visit, and meet daughters there at a favorite cafe.

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Response to elleng (Reply #28)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 03:26 AM

29. A good rendezvous with your daughters. I vaguely

remember seeing a thread about you finding a cottage now. That must have been where the Sunset was taken? Marvelous, ellen!

That's really good to hear about the Independent movie house.. shows what we can do for our community and neighborhoods if we have the spirit and dedication.

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Response to Cha (Reply #29)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 03:31 AM

30. Yes, that's where sunset was taken, Cha, approaching the cottage.

Hope to post pic of the cottage too, when I get it together again. Blue in Alaska actually posted one of cottage from the air, before my sunset picture, on a nearby photo group thread, here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/103623939

The Chevy Chase DC community, where Avalon and Politics and Prose are located, is quite 'together,' liberal and pleasant.

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Response to elleng (Reply #30)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 03:40 AM

31. Wow! That's your cottage from the air that

was on FB and Blue in Ak posted it on DU for you?

This is all in my future with pics from Kaua'i.. I can just feel it.

Oh Chevy Chase.. I've heard of that for years and knew how totally upscale it is. Brilliant!

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Response to Cha (Reply #31)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 03:46 AM

32. Yes, Blue in AK was able to post it from my FB.

I expect to take SOME TIME honing my posting picture skills!

Chevy Chase DC is I'd say 'upper middle class,' don't know about 'upscale,' but ChCh MD, across one street/avenue, becomes 'upscale,' I guess. Lots of 'names' live there, in lovely old homes I probably couldn't afford. Many retirees in ChCh DC.

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Response to elleng (Reply #32)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 03:50 AM

33. Ah, thanks for clarifying on the Chevy Chases..

Here's to honing both our pic posting skills..

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Response to Cha (Reply #33)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 03:52 AM

34. YES!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 03:07 AM

24. I'm glad to see the Secret Service looks prominent, observant, and protective.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 03:18 AM

27. Ah yes, I see them now.. I was

thinking they were customers! Blending in so well.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #24)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 01:28 PM

45. I'm thinking the same thing...

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Response to Demoiselle (Reply #45)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 06:44 PM

46. Here's to the good job the Secret Service does,

Demoiselle..

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 11:56 AM

39. This one speaks volumes

about the family relationship. President? What President? She's just leaning on Dad.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #39)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 05:16 PM

42. Good Point, madame! Those two are so cute.. I saw another pic of them this

morning from 2011.. this time of year..


On This Day: President Obama and his daughter Sasha laugh during the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington December 1, 2011

http://theobamadiary.com/2013/12/01/early-bird-chat-90/

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2013, 08:56 AM

43. What a wonderful way to start my week - thanks!

If I'd retired to a city, I would probably spend most of my time in bookshops and cafes, book&coffee fiend that I am.

It's a delight, though, to remember the days when I could. And to watch Malia and Sasha growing up so beautifully. Of course inner beauty trumps, but I'm not blind either and you'd laugh to think how I could probably easily walk under Sasha's outstretched arms. Love those boots. They look like Uggs and probably are. Mine are knockoffs but I love 'em anyway.

Yes, that's a fine jacket President Obama's wearing. I hated it when people made fun of his jeans. What do they expect anyway? He looks dignified and comfortable - to me, that's cool.

What's that, you say? There were other people in the store too? Sorry, I hardly noticed.

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Response to IrishAyes (Reply #43)

Mon Dec 2, 2013, 03:06 PM

44. LOL, Irish.. speaking of "delight"! It's a delight to

read your fine post this morning.. making me smile.

"..Inner beauty trumps, but I'm not blind either.." that's an excellent way to put it!

I have some Ugg knockoffs too I got in New York and I loved them so much I brought them with me to Kaua'i but it doesn't get cold enough to wear them. I just look at them and know they're there.

It did look like so much fun what the President, his daughters, and all the folks were doing Saturday. I just wanted to be there with them. Browsing and book shopping.. and maybe making some occasional glances their way. You know.. just doing my part to support the local businesses.

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