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dem629 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:57 PM
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Did you see the lawn mowers in the parade? Obama has marched with them before.
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 07:59 PM by dem629
Posted on Wed, Jan. 21, 2009
Dave Barry plunges into the inaugural spirit

By DAVE BARRY

(excerpt) In 2003, when they marched in the St. Patrick's Day parade in Chicago, they encountered Barack Obama, then running for the U.S. Senate. Obama picked up a toilet plunger -- in addition to brooms, senior Rangers carry plungers, symbolizing authority -- and brandished it over his head. A photograph was taken of this moment, although at the time nobody realized it was historic.

Read the whole column here: http://www.miamiherald.com/living/columnists/dave-barry...


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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:58 PM
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1. Hahaha! Is that really him? I wondered what the lawn mowers
were doing there. :rofl:
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dem629 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:59 PM
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2. Yep. It's him. That's why he reacted the way he did yesterday when they went by.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:08 PM
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4. Then rec'd for our President and Dave Barry! Thanks. nt
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BelleCarolinaPeridot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:05 PM
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3. We have a cool President. We are lucky to have him.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:05 PM
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12. You added
Belle :)
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:11 PM
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5. Obama is so cute, he's just adorable
I so want to give him a big hug! :-)
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BelleCarolinaPeridot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:16 PM
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7. Me too!!!
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vadawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:12 PM
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6. i got to say that was the wierdest thing ive ever seen
we all just stood there dumbfounded, but fair play to them if thats their hobby have at it.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:20 PM
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8. ".. parade announcers .. were gracious enough to state the Lawn Rangers' motto:
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 08:21 PM by struggle4progress
You’re only young once, but you can always be immature ...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 10:29 PM CST
Local residents tell stories from D.C.
By the JG/T-C
editorial@jg-tc.com
http://www.jg-tc.com/articles/2009/01/20/news/doc497682...
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:29 PM
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9. Proud to say they are from Illinois.
We do some things right here. :P
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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:47 PM
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10. Lawn Rangers (Video)
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:52 PM
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11. Gawd that is funny.
You so rarely see him be goofy.
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Merlot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:52 PM
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13. Wow. Looks like the doo-dah parade!
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