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Happy New Year, lovemydog~ I have another hour to go more or less but

it's so close!

LOL.. excuse the elitist champagne flutes..

If you want to see some cool President Obama pics from 2015 .. here they are..



Here are some of the pics from 2015 by Pete Souza, G! Only the first one isn't from him..

(1) President Obama with Akira Cooper at the Community Children’s Center in Lawrence, Kan. (Photo by Doug Mills)

Second, though!

(2) President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama listen to the DC Youth Orchestra in the Diplomatic Reception Room prior to a reception celebrating Black History Month in the East Room of the White House (Photo by Pete Souza)

(4) President Obama’s wave aligns with a rainbow as he boards Air Force One at Norman Manley International Airport prior to departure from Kingston, Jamaica (Photo by Pete Souza)

(5) The President and First Lady with their alma mater t-shirts on College Signing Day (Photo by Pete Souza)

(7) Dancing with sister Auma Obama, President Kenyatta, and others at the State Dinner in Nairobi (Photo by Pete Souza)

(8) President Obama and daughter Malia arrive at the White House on the first family’s return from vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard (Photo by Olivier Douliery/Getty)

MOre.. The Obama Diary is having a Contest..

"hattip: http://theobamadiary.com/2015/12/31/photo-of-the-year/

Mahalo for your link, GeorgeII! I just thought I'd post these from TOD because I can..

Happy New Year for Hillary 2016~

Starry~ http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1107&pid=31992

Yeah, where you are! Happy New Year, freshwest!

Fireworks going off here but still 2015! LOL

Starry~ http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1107&pid=31992

Happy New Year, Kath! To Hillary and us in 2016!


Lovely H for Hillary with the Champagne Flute for Celebrating the New Year.. Sweet!

That screenshot was not "immediately" deleted.. it was up for hours.. I know because the ugly

post was Bragging about getting a Hide on Me. And, of course, it was "condemned" after people got a load of what's going on over there.. "I simply will burst if I cannot tell this: I got Cha hidden.. I took one of her fly by posts and put the worst spin possible on it.." !!!!! Whippee! So happy.. "..it's guerilla warfare.."

How the hell does that help the candidate ya'll are supporting on that site?.. By Lying? to have to lie to get a hide for me? Clue: it doesn't.. just makes your side look bad.

AUTOMATED MESSAGE: One of your posts has been hidden by a DU Jury

Mail Message

On Sun Dec 20, 2015, 02:50 AM an alert was sent on the following post:

Or a gd birther.


This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate.


calling me a birther


A randomly-selected Jury of DU members completed their review of this alert at Sun Dec 20, 2015, 03:08 AM, and voted 4-3 to HIDE IT.

Juror #1 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: Does not harm my feelings, but is unnessecary rude and does nothing useful for the further debate.
Juror #2 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: this term birther needs to die, and not be used as a insult around here
Juror #3 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #4 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #5 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: Sounds like the poster is calling the previous poster a birther. Personal attack.
Juror #6 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #7 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: No, they're referring to Trump.

I suffered the consequences of that damn lie.. It's all here in black and white for everyone to see. I sent the abuse alert to Skinner with the link.. but I didn't know how to make a screenshot so William was kind of enough to do it for me.

Otherwise I wouldn't have the proof I need. Yeah, we have our site for Hillary supporters.. but no one would ever lie to the jury about getting a hide for Anyone.

ScreenShot link for those who haven't seen it yet..


ETA: There should be a strong punishment for those who lie to juries to get somebody a hide. One way of making that happen is to be sure to send the abuse alert on the alerter because it goes to Skinner. This lying to juries has to stop. This isn't the only time it's happened.

Mahalo steve! The President from his boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

(6) President Obama looks from his boat at Bear Glacer during his tour of Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska (Photo by Doug Mills)


Yes, the President has.. and he's not done yet as we can all imagine pretty well by now!

From today, lunamagica~

TheObamaDiary.com ‎@TheObamaDiary
Eye on the Ball (at the Mid-Pacific Country Club in Kailua today)
5:35 PM - 28 Dec 2015 32 32 Retweets 35 35 likes

Kudos to Bear Grylls for Acknowledging the amazing gift that Pres Obama gave the world this Holiday

Kudos to Bear Grylls for Acknowledging the amazing gift that P.Obama gave the world this Holiday Season. #UniteBlue
26 PM - 24 Dec 2015
23 23 Retweets 21 21 likes


President Obama posted a tongue-in-cheek photo on Instagram while hiking the great outdoors with Bear Grylls, host of NBC's Running Wild with Bear Grylls.


Please don't enter the BOG unless you're a President Obama supporter~ Mahalo~

SOS Hillary and President Obama pics.. Opponents who became friends.. What's not to love?

Thank you, su!

The damn prosecutor advocated for NOT prosecuting.

And, there isn't silence at all.

Ari Melber
✔ ‎@AriMelber
As I was explaining on air:
Typically prosecutor argues to G. Jury for why to charge

This prosecutor says he argued for why not to charge.

9:38 AM - 28 Dec 2015 1,288 1,288 Retweets
415 415 likes


This from 2014 in the aftermath of the tragedy of Michael Brown being gunned down in the street.

Why the Feds Can’t Charge Darren Wilson

They should, but the Supreme Court gutted the civil rights law he violated when he killed Michael Brown.

end snip//

Brown had the right to “life itself,” too. Wilson took it away—and there’s almost nothing the federal government can do about it. The KKK began its reign of terror in 1865. The brutal Selma assault on civil rights protesters occurred in 1965. And in 2014, we still don’t have a federal law to protect unarmed black boys from getting gunned down by cops in the street.


The Supreme Court and Congress are the enemies of "the right to life" for Black Americans gunned down by cops in the street and elsewhere.

Steve Marmel ‎@Marmel
This is exactly what was expected, re; #TamirRice
And that is SOUL-CRUSHINGLY terrible.

9:21 AM - 28 Dec 2015 58 58 Retweets
33 33 likes

RIP Tamir Rice


Why It’s Impossible to Indict a Cop

It’s not just Ferguson—here’s how the system protects police.


SCOTUS and the license to kill

Chapter 563 of the Missouri Revised Statutes grants a lot of discretion to officers of the law to wield deadly force, to the horror of many observers swooping in to the Ferguson story. The statute authorizes deadly force “in effecting an arrest or in preventing an escape from custody” if the officer “reasonably believes” it is necessary in order to “to effect the arrest and also reasonably believes that the person to be arrested has committed or attempted to commit a felony…or may otherwise endanger life or inflict serious physical injury unless arrested without delay.”

But this law is not an outlier, and is fully in sync with Supreme Court jurisprudence. The legal standard authorizing deadly force is something called “objective reasonableness.”


I think we should go to the source of the problem.. just because we have a Black Democratic President doesn't mean laws will automatically be changed.

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