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Sat Jul 8, 2017, 11:42 AM

'Oh my God, it is Obama!'

Bradd Jaffy‏ @BraddJaffy 1h1 hour ago

Oh“ my God, it is Obama”: Mom takes photos of ex-POTUS holding her baby in Alaska airport (look at that kid's face!) https://apnews.com/e8c2a84d70bf4481b0406ee3562c4417/'Oh-my-God,-it-is-Obama':-Alaska-mom,-baby-meet-ex-president

An Alaska mother is cherishing cellphone photos she snapped of her wide-eyed 6-month-old baby in the arms of former President Barack Obama.

Jolene Jackinsky was at Anchorage International Airport on Monday looking for an airline when she ended up in a waiting area for private flights where a man she thought looked like Obama was sitting.

“As I got closer, I thought: Oh my God, it is Obama,” she recalled Friday from Newhalen, a small Alaska village where she’s vacationing.





Obama then walked up to her and asked “Who is this pretty girl?”

...Giselle was calm and content during the brief encounter, Jackinsky said. “It was only five minutes but it was a moment that will last forever,” she said




read more: https://apnews.com/e8c2a84d70bf4481b0406ee3562c4417/'Oh-my-God,-it-is-Obama':-Alaska-mom,-baby-meet-ex-president

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Reply 'Oh my God, it is Obama!' (Original post)
bigtree Jul 2017 OP
MFM008 Jul 2017 #1
hlthe2b Jul 2017 #2
BainsBane Jul 2017 #10
calimary Jul 2017 #44
nini Jul 2017 #3
BainsBane Jul 2017 #11
nini Jul 2017 #22
SoCalDem Jul 2017 #26
ButSeeYa Jul 2017 #4
frazzled Jul 2017 #5
CousinIT Jul 2017 #6
oberliner Jul 2017 #7
SCVDem Jul 2017 #12
LuckyLib Jul 2017 #47
Hekate Jul 2017 #16
AgadorSparticus Jul 2017 #8
TNNurse Jul 2017 #9
hibbing Jul 2017 #13
The Wielding Truth Jul 2017 #14
Hekate Jul 2017 #15
Chasstev365 Jul 2017 #17
AllaN01Bear Jul 2017 #18
Botany Jul 2017 #19
Elwood P Dowd Jul 2017 #20
Delmette2.0 Jul 2017 #28
onecent Jul 2017 #42
Zing Zing Zingbah Jul 2017 #21
louis-t Jul 2017 #23
mcar Jul 2017 #24
Missn-Hitch Jul 2017 #25
whathehell Jul 2017 #27
kimbutgar Jul 2017 #29
smirkymonkey Jul 2017 #30
iluvtennis Jul 2017 #31
BobsYourUncle Jul 2017 #32
BHDem53 Jul 2017 #33
malaise Jul 2017 #34
superpatriotman Jul 2017 #35
MuseRider Jul 2017 #36
BlancheSplanchnik Jul 2017 #37
Vinca Jul 2017 #38
BigmanPigman Jul 2017 #39
onecent Jul 2017 #41
NastyRiffraff Jul 2017 #40
sellitman Jul 2017 #43
Mojoe31 Jul 2017 #45
Heartstrings Jul 2017 #46
Barack_America Jul 2017 #48
democratisphere Jul 2017 #49
Stellar Jul 2017 #50
bigtree Jul 2017 #53
Stellar Jul 2017 #55
Honeycombe8 Jul 2017 #51
WestCoastDem42 Jul 2017 #52
Ilsa Jul 2017 #54

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 11:44 AM

1. Awesome

!!!!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 11:44 AM

2. That is one adorable child--love the hat. And, she obviously has good taste.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 12:22 PM

10. the hat is precious

What a cutie!

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 08:17 PM

44. LOVE those little cheekies!

Yummy! Little kids with those fat round little cheekies. Like little apples. Reminds me of my kids when they were babies. You just wanna nuzzle up and go NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 11:44 AM

3. He's even more gray

I love the fact he doesn't give a damn about it either.

What a wonderful human being he is.. The world misses him - not just us.

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Response to nini (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 12:23 PM

11. Watching Trump screw everything up

may be even more aging than being president.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 12:55 PM

22. that's very true

I've got the 'Trump Ten' on me.. that weight gain from stress since he's been elected. I love how the medical world acknowledges that is a real thing for many patients they are seeing My sister's doctor says he's seeing a lot of it.

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Response to nini (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 01:32 PM

26. and starting to resemble Mandela more and more as he ages

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 11:45 AM

4. Sweet Pic...I miss him so much.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 11:49 AM

5. I miss that smile and generosity of spirit (wah)

It seems these days that it's only babies and the occasional glimpse of our former president can make me feel there's still some good left in the world.

Ex-Potus is accessorizing well, with the Under Armour sweater and the smart watch!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 11:55 AM

6. I miss our last President

And I DO mean our LAST President (because I don't think we'll ever have another one elected by the people).

The baby girl is ADORABLE! I love her hat. Little hug magnet!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 12:00 PM

7. Obama tells Trudeau: Start dyeing your hair early

“I indicated to him that if, in fact, you plan to keep your dark hair, then you have to start dyeing it early,” Obama said to laughs.

“You hit a certain point,” Obama added to the chestnut-haired prime minister, when “it’s too late. You’ll be caught.”

http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/272562-obama-tells-trudeau-start-dyeing-your-hair-early

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Response to oberliner (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 12:29 PM

12. Ya gotta go the full Reagan! nt

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 10:18 PM

47. Hubby and I still describe older guys as "He's got that Ronnie Raygun chestnut brown hair!"

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Response to oberliner (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 12:42 PM

16. So true!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 12:01 PM

8. Beautiful baby! and Not enough words to express how much he is missed.

Her is looking good too!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 12:21 PM

9. Hard to imagine two cuter people together in the same photo.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 12:31 PM

13. I miss him so much I would probably start crying n/t

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 12:38 PM

14. Wistful sigh....Trump...Putin.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 12:41 PM

15. I just teared up

Lucky little girl.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 12:47 PM

17. Man, I miss him!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 12:47 PM

18. i miss him.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #18)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 12:50 PM

19. So do I.

Obama then walked up to her and asked “Who is this pretty girl?”

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 12:51 PM

20. Just think, we've gone from that to this.....

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #20)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 01:36 PM

28. My eyes! My brain!

Now I can't un-see that. LOL

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #20)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 07:29 PM

42. Now that isn't for real??????

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 12:54 PM

21. Wow, that is really special. :) n/t

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 12:59 PM

23. Almost made me cry.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 01:00 PM

24. Children know

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 01:28 PM

25. He really is the first President which makes me regret not pursuing the Secret Service.

I could protect this guy.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 01:33 PM

27. Adorable picture..

Love it.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 01:49 PM

29. I saw this on Facebook and the comments by chumpers were disgusting.

I could never imagine the orange menace doing this. Babies are intuitive and know goodness and caring.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 01:52 PM

30. Oh please come back!

We miss you so much! It has been a nightmare without you!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 01:53 PM

31. What an adorable baby! And Pres Obama looking good as usual.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 01:56 PM

32. Another great photo of Obama.

Try to imagine the current pResident in those photos. It hurts, doesn't it.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 02:00 PM

33. It's a safe bet Giselle's expression

would be different if being held by Barack's lesser successor.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 02:09 PM

34. Beautiful

Thanks

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 02:11 PM

35. Dear God, how I miss that man!

It does my heart good to see him.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 02:36 PM

36. Adorable!

Sweet story.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 04:17 PM

37. He's such a beautiful human being.

I'm tearing up as usual when I see pics of him. ❤️

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 04:27 PM

38. Come baaaaaaaaaaaaaack.

This is what a genuinely good man looks like.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 04:28 PM

39. Don't ex-presidents have secret service protection? I worry for his safety.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #39)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 07:28 PM

41. I'm sure they still get secret service protection.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 05:53 PM

40. Babies know

I'd say it would be interesting to see that baby girl's reaction to being held by Dump, but I wouldn't wish that on anyone, especially her.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 08:06 PM

43. Best President ever

Not even close.

Just his picture brings a smile to my face.

What a contrast to the vermin we are stuck with now.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 08:29 PM

45. Love the pic

That makes me want to get a book on Obama’s presidency a audiobook .
I’m thinking joy Reid’s book any suggestions
To get me thru the trump years..

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 10:06 PM

46. The "baby whisperer"

Still my president....

Resist!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 10:20 PM

48. Still love that dude.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 05:44 AM

49. Now that's a President!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 06:18 AM

50. Hey there's something missing....

Where is the President wedding band. He's doesn't appear to be wearing it that I can see.

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Response to Stellar (Reply #50)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 11:57 AM

53. watch

Watch: President Obama protects wedding ring as he shakes hands with public

GREENSBORO, N.C. — One of the jobs of the leader of the free world is to shake hands with the public. A lot of hands.

For President Obama, that means taking additional precautions — and we don't mean by using a lot of disinfectant afterward.

The video shows the president approaching a rope line at the airport here in Greensboro, where he is spending Tuesday at a town hall-style event on race and a campaign rally for Hillary Clinton. After leaving Air Force One, Obama walked toward a small crowd that had gathered to welcome him on the tarmac.

Watch as Obama, who recently celebrated his 24th wedding anniversary, deftly takes off his wedding band and slips it into his pocket before shaking hands.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/10/11/watch-president-obama-protects-wedding-ring-as-he-shakes-hands-with-public/?utm_term=.33aac34f9d1e

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Response to bigtree (Reply #53)

Mon Jul 10, 2017, 08:19 AM

55. Thanks, I forgot about that.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 10:52 AM

51. Now THAT is one cute baby. Obama thinks so, too. Adorable. nt

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 11:28 AM

52. Agreed!

Another Grandfather in training - and he will be a good one!!!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 12:00 PM

54. I'd be afraid to let trump hold my baby.

I bet he hasn't held his kids or grandkids like that. We've never seen pix, have we?

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