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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:39 AM

"The Obamas-You Can't Fake That!" Compilation of Pics With the Obamas Connecting With Our Kids :))

From the author.. The songs are from Sarah McLachlan and Whitney Houston~

Published on Aug 30, 2012 by Debra Kerr-Hunter

“A depiction of the Obamas with Our Greatest Resource – Our Children. No Copyright infringement is intended with the use of these songs. This video was not created for monetary gain.

How this video came about. I started in early 2009 to see lots of pictures all over the Internet of the Obamas with kids. They seem to really enjoy talking to, and connecting to children. They seemed patient, attentive, and loving in the photos I saw. A couple weeks ago I did a search to see how many pictures there were. Oh My Goodness!! In order to make this video short enough to be palatable to the average viewer, heeding my husband, Christopher’s advice, I whittled down the first video removing 65 photos that I downloaded. There are an incredible amount of photos of this President and First Lady with kids. I hope you enjoy seeing a positive view of our First Family. Please feel free to share. I am so appreciative of the positive response.”




h/t dudette http://theobamadiary.com/2012/12/03/a-christmas-wish-list-written-by-kids-without-access-to-calculators/#comments

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Reply "The Obamas-You Can't Fake That!" Compilation of Pics With the Obamas Connecting With Our Kids :)) (Original post)
Cha Dec 2012 OP
ann--- Dec 2012 #1
Cha Dec 2012 #2
ReRe Dec 2012 #3
Cha Dec 2012 #7
California Expat Dec 2012 #4
Cha Dec 2012 #6
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #24
Cha Dec 2012 #25
ReRe Dec 2012 #9
Tarheel_Dem Dec 2012 #5
Cha Dec 2012 #8
Surya Gayatri Dec 2012 #10
oswaldactedalone Dec 2012 #11
Rockyj Dec 2012 #12
great white snark Dec 2012 #13
JTFrog Dec 2012 #14
Scurrilous Dec 2012 #15
otohara Dec 2012 #16
Cha Dec 2012 #17
otohara Dec 2012 #18
JNelson6563 Dec 2012 #19
Cha Dec 2012 #20
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #21
Cha Dec 2012 #22
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #23
Live and Learn Dec 2012 #26
Silver Gaia Dec 2012 #27
Whisp Dec 2012 #28
sheshe2 Oct 2013 #29
Cha Oct 2013 #30
sheshe2 Oct 2013 #32
Cha Oct 2013 #31
IrishAyes Oct 2013 #33

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Response to ann--- (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 02:21 AM

2. That's a beautiful quote..

modified or not. Thank you, ann

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:43 AM

3. K&R

Don't know if ever there's ever been a President and 1st Lady who connects with children as PO & MO does. I think some of the photos there went all the way back to when he was running in 2006-2007. Those children are our future. And thank you to the person (dudette?) who compiled and shared it with the world, and you Cha, who brought it to DU. And Merry Christmas to all.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:15 AM

7. I can see you're in the Holiday Spirit, ReRe!



This Vid has had quite a journey.. Debra Kerr-Hunter made it, dudette posted it on the obama diary and I brought it over from there.

Children Are Our Future and The Obamas have used their honored positions to Teach Our Children Well.


Joy to All, from the White House to your house...
First Lady Michelle Obama invited children from military families for a craft-making session in the State Dining Room when she unveiled this year's glittering 'Joy to All' White House Christmas decor on Nov. 28. Led by Executive Chef Cris Comerford, Mrs. Obama and the kids made White House Honey Tea Lollipops, a sugary treat topped with crisp candied root vegetables. It's a holiday homage to the Kitchen Garden, where root vegetables thrive. (Above: Mrs. Obama and the kids, mid-decorating)

"They're healthy and delicious," Mrs. Obama said , as she held up a sweet wreath, sprinkled with candied carrots, celery, fennel and beets.


http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2012/12/recipe-white-house-honey-tea-lollipops.html

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:44 AM

4. my favorite example of the president interacting with kids

was when he was looking at science fair projects and asked the kid to demonstrate his marshmallow gun...

In one of the White House Ballrooms...

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Response to California Expat (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:58 AM

6. Looks like a really

Cool time in history, California Expat!

UPDATED: 03:43 EST, 9 February 2012


Winding it up: President Obama helps 14-year-old Joey Hudy display his Extreme Marshmallow Cannon



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2098211/Obama-marshmallow-gun-Secret-Service-going-mad-this.html

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Response to Cha (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:56 PM

24. Marshmallow Launch at the White House Science Fair

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #24)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:20 PM

25. Thanks struggle4progress!

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Response to California Expat (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:14 AM

9. Yeah... I remember that one ;-)

Really cute.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:45 AM

5. Beautiful slideshow. And the message is absolutely right, "you can't fake that"! nt

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:16 AM

8. You can't even try..

Tarheel_Dem!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:20 AM

10. He isn't just a political hack kissing babies for a photo op...

he's a man who genuinely adores kids. Clearly, he connects with them on a level that few adults do. He has the gift.

Loved this vid, Cha. Thanks for re-posting!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:23 AM

11. Awesome video!!

Well done!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:34 AM

12. The look on some of the children's

faces brought tears to me eyes!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:35 AM

13. If ever in need of a dose of inspiration just watch this.

Thanks so much for sharing Cha.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:48 AM

14. k&DUrec

Thank you for this.

Absolutely beautiful.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:35 PM

15. Thanks!

K & R

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:30 PM

16. David Letterman Was Thrilled

Young Harry met President Obama last weekend...I thought Dave was gonna cry last night

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Response to otohara (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:41 PM

17. Oh really? Sweet to know!

Thanks otohara~

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Response to Cha (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:49 PM

18. Thank You Cha

These kids will be Democrats, their kids...and on and on!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 05:08 PM

19. Beloved Cha,

thanks for bringing that here, I absolutely LOVED it! I got something in my eye a couple of times. I love this first family and all these beautiful pics involving all these kids are so special.

Will be bookmarking this for future spirit lifting viewing. Many thanks for posting.

Julie

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #19)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 05:24 PM

20. You're so Welcome, Julie~

The babies' and kids' pics make me feel Hopeful for our Future as well as right Now!

Bonus pic for you, Julie~


..at the West Side Market in Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 5 (Pete Souza)

http://theobamadiary.com/

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:02 PM

21. I didn't know we had a Barack Obama (Group) :-)

YEAH!!!!

Thanks so much for that fabulous Video...sorry i missed before.

The Obamas are beautiful people inside and out! #1 in my book....as if you didn't know.

I have a new place to hang out.....with the kool kids.


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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #21)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:18 PM

22. You found us on your own,

sheshe! It was meant to be (that's so funny.. I just saw "Rock Of Ages" last night )

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Response to Cha (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:42 PM

23. I just posted there 2 seconds ago!!!

I couldn't stand the threads going on the home page et all. I came here for a rest!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:45 AM

26. Love the video and can't help but love the Obamas. nt

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:39 AM

27. OMG... tears...

Beautiful video. I needed that tonight. Thanks.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:03 PM

28. Aw, thankyou, Cha. That was sooooo beautiful. n/t

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 02:08 AM

29. I found the BOG, Cha

on December 18th!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/11026454

I found you all and you have enriched my life. I have been reading a lot of old posts tonight. It is a healing place to be right now.

I wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers such as they are. Thoughts can be prayers when your mind and heart speak. I wanted to find a way to tell you that.

Sweet dreams for tonight.



We will find a way.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #29)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 02:35 AM

30. Looks like excellent use of your

time, she.. WOW! Thank you for that blast from the past!

I remember those posts.. The OP was from Dec 3, 2012 and you found us on the 18th on your own. You're such a great reseacher it was bound to be!

And, continuing in that Blast from the Past vein.. Cat Stevens-Morning Has Broken~ What stunning, brilliant, compelling photos to go with Cat singing that beautiful song .

I looked to see if he wrote it and found this interesting info..

"Morning Has Broken" is a popular and well-known Christian hymn first published in 1931. It has words by English author Eleanor Farjeon and is set to a traditional Gaelic tune known as "Bunessan" (it shares this tune with the 19th century Christmas Carol "Child in the Manger"). It is often sung in children's services. English pop musician and folk singer Cat Stevens included a version on his 1971 album Teaser and the Firecat. The song became identified with Stevens when it reached number six on the US pop chart and number one on the US easy listening chart in 1972.

The hymn originally appeared in the second edition of Songs of Praise (published in 1931), to the tune "Bunessan", composed in the Scottish Highlands. In Songs of Praise Discussed, the editor, Percy Dearmer, explains that as there was need for a hymn to give thanks for each day, English poet and children's author Eleanor Farjeon had been "asked to make a poem to fit the lovely Scottish tune". A slight variation on the original hymn, also written by Eleanor Farjeon, can be found in the form of a poem contributed to the anthology Children's Bells, under Farjeon's new title, "A Morning Song (For the First Day of Spring)", published by Oxford University Press in 1957."


Much more~
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morning_Has_Broken

Mahalo sheshe.. I can't put into words what your kindness means.. especially during a freaking Economic Crisis in our Country. Nor can it be measured how much you have Enriched our lives in and out of the BOG.

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Response to Cha (Reply #30)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 01:11 PM

32. Morning Cha~

Thank you for the history of Cat's song. From a hymn, that's beautiful.

And again thank you, it has been great being here with all of you.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #29)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 03:02 AM

31. P.S...

Like your Avatar!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 05:13 PM

33. You're a great national resource.

I hadn't seen the marshmallow gun photos before.

That picture of the little curly-haired kid in the yellow shirt looking up at the President; two serious souls there.

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