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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 05:15 PM
Response to Reply #66
71. life is about more than government. Not everything is a campaign
. . . we're not political robots here.

These are amazing: each
Joining a neighbor, as though
Speech were a still performance.
Arranging by chance

To meet as far this morning
From the world as agreeing
With it, you and I (and others)
Are suddenly what the trees try

To tell us we are:
That their merely being there
Means something; that soon
We may touch, love, explain.

And glad not to have invented
Some comeliness,
we are surrounded:
A silence already filled with noises,
A canvas on which emerges

A chorus of smiles,
a winter morning.
Place in a puzzling light,
and moving,
Our days put on such reticence
These accents
seem their own defense.

- John Ashbery
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  -Obamas Date Night At The Game bigtree  Nov-26-11 06:31 PM   #0 
  - They obviously give each other strength to get through the onslaught  Maccagirl   Nov-26-11 07:12 PM   #1 
  - they're solid  bigtree   Nov-26-11 10:40 PM   #15 
  - Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter also always seemed to love each other and  tblue37   Nov-26-11 07:17 PM   #2 
  - I do seem to remember  bigtree   Nov-26-11 07:32 PM   #4 
  - They're at my Alma Mater.  pamela   Nov-26-11 07:19 PM   #3 
  - beautiful pictures-beautiful couple  dddem   Nov-26-11 07:59 PM   #5 
  - They're so in love. Beautiful to see. nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Nov-26-11 09:14 PM   #6 
  - as a couple and family  shanti   Nov-26-11 09:28 PM   #7 
  - I remember a time when such photos  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-26-11 09:32 PM   #8 
  - You don't care who's in the WH?  jaxx   Nov-26-11 09:36 PM   #9 
  - Not as far as propaganda photos are concerned.  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-26-11 09:41 PM   #10 
     - "Propaganda photos?" The man is photographed everywhere he goes  Number23   Nov-26-11 10:47 PM   #18 
        - The rest are as well  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-26-11 10:58 PM   #19 
           - So EVERY photo of this president is a "propaganda" photo?  Number23   Nov-26-11 11:01 PM   #20 
              - Quite a few are  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-26-11 11:08 PM   #21 
                 - There is a profound and signficant difference between "every" and "quite a few"  Number23   Nov-27-11 02:06 AM   #30 
                 - Seriously-lighten up..  trumad   Nov-27-11 08:12 AM   #36 
  - I'm sorry  bigtree   Nov-26-11 10:36 PM   #13 
  - I just raised the issue of ... Propaganda  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-26-11 10:43 PM   #17 
     - What is your opinion of Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington?  blue neen   Nov-26-11 11:09 PM   #22 
     - Yup and your point  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-26-11 11:14 PM   #23 
        - George Washington was part of the imperial age?  blue neen   Nov-26-11 11:19 PM   #24 
           - Today= dusk of Imperial age  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-26-11 11:22 PM   #27 
              - Thanks, I will enjoy the photos...and the portraits, too.  blue neen   Nov-26-11 11:36 PM   #28 
     - What photos of Junior?  treestar   Nov-27-11 05:11 PM   #68 
  - My apologies  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-26-11 11:21 PM   #26 
  - folks can hold quite a few thoughts in their heads at one time  bigtree   Nov-27-11 06:34 AM   #33 
  - "most of us do feel we know this man and his family almost intimately" - that's a problem  muriel_volestrangler   Nov-27-11 08:35 AM   #42 
  - what propaganda could it be? A loving relationship? What is to fear from that?  bigtree   Nov-27-11 10:30 AM   #45 
     - Nothing to fear; but an over-emphasis on a marriage distracts from the presidency and policies  muriel_volestrangler   Nov-27-11 12:41 PM   #49 
        - over emphasis? One post in a sea of discontent? That's just nonsense  bigtree   Nov-27-11 01:22 PM   #51 
  - A better example would be to hold banksters and war criminals accountable  TheKentuckian   Nov-27-11 02:09 PM   #58 
     - 'a leader that fucked a different person every night' is fine with you?  bigtree   Nov-27-11 02:25 PM   #60 
        - What contradiction? I don't care about sexual behavior between consenting adults,  TheKentuckian   Nov-27-11 03:18 PM   #64 
           - just the fact alone  bigtree   Nov-27-11 03:50 PM   #65 
              - Correct as far as I cannot claim to not give a fuck because I consider the entire tact  TheKentuckian   Nov-27-11 05:07 PM   #66 
                 - life is about more than government. Not everything is a campaign  bigtree   Nov-27-11 05:15 PM   #71 
                    - True but if it wasn't campaigning then the "model of leadership" could have  TheKentuckian   Nov-29-11 09:44 AM   #78 
  - "Rely on world press that has a clue f where the Khyber pass is"....  whathehell   Nov-27-11 11:22 AM   #46 
  - You slam someone for leaving out one letter? Say what?  uppityperson   Nov-27-11 01:10 PM   #50 
     - Less, a "slam" than a joke, dear, and by the way, it was one letter and one article, to be precise.  whathehell   Nov-27-11 01:30 PM   #52 
        - Ah, the old "It wasn't an insult, I was only jokinggggg" defense. gotcha, dear  uppityperson   Nov-27-11 01:40 PM   #54 
           - Take it as you may, sweetie  whathehell   Nov-27-11 01:51 PM   #55 
              - I'm supposed to guess how you feel about someone else's post? Wow.  uppityperson   Nov-27-11 01:56 PM   #56 
                 - You're not supposed to do a thing, as far as I'm concerned, honey,  whathehell   Nov-27-11 02:03 PM   #57 
  - right. cause everyone is stupid. and you are all that. confirmation, once again. nt  seabeyond   Nov-27-11 02:38 PM   #63 
  - If this causes concern, you're going to be spending  treestar   Nov-27-11 05:12 PM   #69 
  - Nasty.  JTFrog   Nov-27-11 08:19 AM   #38 
  - Good choice, JT.  whathehell   Nov-27-11 01:36 PM   #53 
  - The Bushes didn't look so in love is the comment here, I believe  treestar   Nov-27-11 05:10 PM   #67 
  - Nine posts to turn a positive into a negative.  nolabear   Nov-27-11 06:23 PM   #75 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-26-11 09:43 PM   #11 
  - I don't understand being concerned about 'shit going on around the world'  bigtree   Nov-26-11 10:35 PM   #12 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-26-11 10:37 PM   #14 
  - They must be real fun at family events - whackaloons! I like them.  sammytko   Nov-27-11 08:21 AM   #40 
  - You've never heard the old characterization of Lefties?...Loves humanity, hates people one on one?  whathehell   Nov-27-11 02:13 PM   #59 
  - There a lot of things that Obama has done that I do not approve of but,  pennylane100   Nov-26-11 11:20 PM   #25 
  - Yes, the world is a crappy place.  nobodyspecial   Nov-26-11 11:43 PM   #29 
  - "That you choose to denigrate others who see the same thing says more about you than them."  Number23   Nov-27-11 02:08 AM   #31 
  - Enjoying photos of people being happy is "creepy" because "serious shit's (sic) going on in world"?  uppityperson   Nov-27-11 02:35 AM   #32 
  - It's a great picture and completely relevant.  blue neen   Nov-26-11 10:42 PM   #16 
  - Unrec for the Oprah Winfrication of politics and the royal treatment.  Bonobo   Nov-27-11 06:47 AM   #34 
  - the reverse is a campaign by those who oppose the President and his wife  bigtree   Nov-27-11 07:06 AM   #35 
  - How about the campaign to portray them  hfojvt   Nov-29-11 11:00 AM   #83 
  - This goes for you as well.  trumad   Nov-27-11 08:13 AM   #37 
  - Don't get so worked up, Truman. nt  Bonobo   Nov-27-11 09:47 AM   #43 
  - Nasty redux. n/t  JTFrog   Nov-27-11 08:21 AM   #39 
  - If you don't like being nauseated, why click on the link?  GoCubsGo   Nov-27-11 08:28 AM   #41 
  - I hope this does not come from any one of the same people  treestar   Nov-27-11 05:15 PM   #70 
  - does it REALLY nauseate you or are you just playing sickly on the intertubes?  snooper2   Nov-29-11 10:35 AM   #80 
  - Nice photos :) nt  TBF   Nov-27-11 09:49 AM   #44 
  - Gorgeous photo's..I'm glad they are able to take time out...  HipChick   Nov-27-11 12:10 PM   #47 
  - K & R  Scurrilous   Nov-27-11 12:29 PM   #48 
  - Cindy Lou and Max at home  Zorra   Nov-27-11 02:30 PM   #61 
  - one of my favorite movies  bigtree   Nov-27-11 02:33 PM   #62 
  - Awwwww. What great pix!  Rhiannon12866   Nov-27-11 06:07 PM   #72 
  - Belongs in The Lounge, or the Barack Obama Group.  bvar22   Nov-27-11 06:14 PM   #73 
  - sure provoked a lot of discussion in GD  bigtree   Nov-27-11 10:33 PM   #76 
  - I post the same response....  bvar22   Nov-28-11 06:07 PM   #77 
     - well  bigtree   Nov-29-11 10:06 AM   #79 
  - Have you hit alert  bigwillq   Nov-29-11 10:40 AM   #81 
  - Why anyone wouldn't fall in love with Michelle makes no sense to me...  Taverner   Nov-27-11 06:17 PM   #74 
  - Great Pictures - My Fiance went to Towson  NeedleCast   Nov-29-11 10:41 AM   #82 
  - Kick  Scurrilous   Nov-30-11 12:32 PM   #84 
 

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