Saturday, September 05, 2015

After a day of reporting the kind of news that I reported today I think I will close out with what has now become my favorite "Moment of Zen."

Alaska Governor Bill Walker and President Obama flying to Anchorage.
High five.
It makes me very nervous to see the President sitting in a small plane in Alaska.
The children's President
How could he not want to come back?
It is not only the children of Alaska who love him.
Sorry, always going to be my favorite part of the visit.
Last one, my karma is all repaired now.
Somebody sent me a link to the White House site with these amazing pictures and all day long as I reported on Franklin Graham's plan to create a theocracy, Sarah Palin's beg-a-thon, burned Planned Parenthood clinics, and Chris Christie being a giant ass, I knew that this would be the tonic to quell my aggravation, and calm my frustrations..

And do you know what? It worked like a charm.

87 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:33 PM

    I love my President. Damn, I just wish I could vote for him one more time. And if wishes were horses.....

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    1. Anonymous5:53 PM

      I never saw that first pic of POTUS in AF1 with Gov Walker, wow! Must be a trip to be in that plane let alone flying to Alaska! My plane looking out the window didn't look like that for sure!!! Love all the pics and keep posting them, you know who is rubs the very wrong way!
      Why those "Rill alaskans the payme family"! LOL!
      Also too the CONservatives are rilly, rilly mystified at it all...they did think Alassska is redstate b/c sarah said! Listen to us!!! SARAH and her family LIES! Duh!?

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    2. Anonymous7:38 PM

      Then beggars would ride:_if turnips were watch's I would wear one by my side. :-)

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  2. Anonymous4:45 PM

    Ohhhmmm. Yes, it did work like a charm. Love the president!!

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  3. Anonymous4:46 PM

    I know how you feel 4:33pm.
    'Tis sad for sure.



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  4. Anonymous5:15 PM

    Me too! Thank you!

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  5. Anonymous5:16 PM

    keep it up Griff!

    Gald to see you covered the President so well and covered the voice of Alaska's welcome for our POTUS.


    four more years!!

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  6. A. J. Billings5:18 PM

    That last picture is touching, and shows the true soul of the man.

    Thank you Gryphen for the great posts, the great blog, and the amazing and tireless work you put in

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    1. Anonymous6:49 PM

      I so agree. Thank you so much. It is tonic to Sarah's poison.

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    2. Anonymous7:09 PM

      Second that!! I can't imagine what it must take to write five or six great posts a day while working a full time job. So appreciate you Gryphen!!!

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  7. Thank you Gryphen. Awesome pics...Awesome Prez. The children's President! Yes!! And I agree, the fush that was "happy to see me" the best part!

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    1. Anonymous6:50 PM

      I love that woman's response, and the President's as well. Humble humor is one of the things I love about President Obama.

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  8. Anonymous5:31 PM

    My president's recent achievements have surely given the term "lame duck" an entirely new meaning.
    I love that dude

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    1. Anonymous9:59 PM

      Soaring Eagle works (h/t to whomever said it first).

      dowl

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    2. Anonymous3:07 AM

      http://tpc.pc2.netdna-cdn.com/images/Duck_Dynasty_Obama.jpg


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  9. This is a lovely post Gryph. I so love this man and the kindness he shown throughout his presidency. I also wish he could run again - for our sake - but I'm sure he needs a rest. Are you sure that he cannot run again after being "off duty" for four years? Of course, he probably wants a life with his family. His kids are still young and he has a wonderful future ahead I am sure. I'm so glad he got to Alaska to heal the hate caused by SWWNBN!

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    1. Anonymous6:51 PM

      His visit worked for me to rid the Sarah stink that covered the state.

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  10. Anonymous5:49 PM

    What an amazing President you Americans have. Can you envision Trump, Cruz or the rest of those clowns being so down to earth and so loving with the children?

    You know, after all the crap that sickening palin family has thrown at him, he would treat them with respect and dignity if he met them. I hate those 2 evil bitches so much.

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    1. Anonymous7:07 PM

      Yes, he would treat the imbecilic Palins like any other of his constituents. He has every characteristic that $P only imagines she has. That's why she hates him with such vibrant vigor. He is and always has been a man of dignity, intelligence and class while she could only rise to being a shameless, low class shit-stirring puppet for $$$.

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    2. Anonymous7:43 PM

      I would bet that children don't respond to Trump, Cruz and the rest of the idiots in the GOP circus parade the way they do to President Obama. Adults can be fooled, and adults can fake a socially appropriate reaction, but you just don't fool kids.

      They know if you genuinely like being around them or if you're just putting on a show, and they don't hide their discomfort when they sense you don't like them. President Obama has always had a special way with kids and always seems the most relaxed and happy when he's surrounded by them.

      Have you noticed that we don't see a lot of pictures or video of the other candidates interacting with little kids? Romney and McCain always looked like they were holding something smelly whenever they were forced into a photo op with a child. Can you imagine how scared a small child would be if they looked up to see Donald Trump or Chris Christie reaching for them?

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  11. Anonymous5:51 PM

    I'm really happy for Alaskans that Bill Walker is Governor and not Sarah Palin. Thankfully, the quitter-bitch did not have the state's highest office as a platform to spew forth her racist and AIP agenda. So for once, it's an occasion to celebrate the fact that she didn't hold up her end of the election bargain that she originally made to the state's citizens. President Obama is a great man and is a great POTUS. Our next POTUS has very big shoes to fill.

    Bristol D. Frederick

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    1. Anonymous6:11 PM

      Very big shoes to fill indeed.
      PBO may not be perfect, but he's pretty damn close, and he is the best president of my lifetime hands down. Just look at how he relates to his constituents (especially those little ones!). That and the ability to deal with our country's problems, deal with other countries and strive for peace and humanity are what we need in a leader. It's going to be very hard to find those qualities again, this election anyway.

      Mildred

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    2. Anonymous7:00 PM

      Had $P still been guv, I think the trip may have gone much differently. She would get no rides on AF1 but they might let her ride in one of the tailing limos that Bristol claims were 'barged' in.

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    3. Anonymous9:35 PM

      Bristol Palin is too mentally challenged to understand that specially equipped limousines are flown by cargo plane for OUR President's safety. Do any of the Palins try to research before forming their unintelligent opinions? We don't have to call them stupid, they show us how stupid they are by their comments.

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  12. Anonymous5:55 PM

    Is it just me or do those children look truly happy? There will never be another President like Barack Husein Obama, God I love this man.

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    1. Anonymous6:46 PM

      I do too. And his beautiful family.

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  13. physicsmom5:56 PM

    Thanks, Gryph. This did the trick. Now I'll quietly into that good night.

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  14. Anonymous6:05 PM

    Maybe Barstool left Dakota Meyer because he slapped her around. His twitter and Facebook accounts advocate violence on a regular basis. Is it possible that he IS the father of this kid?! Stranger things have happened.

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    1. Anonymous6:24 PM

      If Bristol was certain that he was the father, you can bet that we'd be hearing about it non-stop.

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    2. Anonymous6:32 PM

      Dakota kicked Bristol out when he noticed that the 'baby bump' was growing too fast. No way was Dakota going to claim an AK AFTADARK baby as his own. Now Sarah Palin is saying nothing about her grandchild to be.

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    3. Anonymous6:37 PM

      Bristol has her own violent history. Maybe she slapped HIM around.

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    4. Anonymous7:21 PM

      If the baby was Meyer's they would be married. No way would BitchyB want to live with all of America mocking her for the trash she is.

      I'm glad the baby isn't Meyer's, I enjoy BitchyB's pathetic instagram cries for attention, she gets more awkward every day and she deserves every minute of her bad karma.


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  15. Anonymous6:06 PM

    Great photos you got there, Gryph. Love 'em!
    By the by, is that a tag of some sort on the bottom of Pres. Obama's shoe in the first pic?

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    1. Anonymous7:47 PM

      I saw the pictures on the White House website and it's the original color of his sole. The rest of the sole and the heel are darkened, I assume from contact with the ground.

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    2. Anonymous7:55 PM

      Prez got spermed by a humpy silver salmon. "I think he likes me"

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    3. Anonymous8:36 PM

      Different shoes, from the one he was wearing on the beach with all the "white spots" he, he

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  16. Anonymous6:23 PM

    Nah. Those photos of him with the children are always endearing, but my favorite is the one with 2 different generations: the grandmother and granddaughter. Truly beautiful.

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  17. Anonymous6:29 PM

    President Obama - dog whisperer

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.prod.vetstreet.com/fc/6d/00acbfd444879a7c701cc10fe816/president-obama-with-sled-dog-puppy.jpg

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  18. Anonymous6:41 PM

    President Obama did more for Alaskans in 3 days than Sarah Palin did in 2 years as Governor. Sarah Palin never received a happy reception like President Obama received in the Native Villages. Thanks President Obama for showing the stupid non-caring Republicans how it is done.

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    1. Anonymous6:55 PM

      Yes, he went there to see THEM not like palin who went to the villages to be seen. She thinks she's quite the princess even after so many years since she turned into a wart flecked croaking toad.

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    2. Anonymous8:07 PM

      I the pre-2008 Palin out and about on a number of occasions. Always awkward. And just a little weird. The big man jaw was a bit scary and when she looked at you, you weren't sure which eye to look back at.

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    3. Anonymous10:40 PM

      Wow 8:07pm, that must have been scary! I suspect lots of republicans have those freaky crossed eyes, I dunno why but maybe their brains are fucked up.

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  19. Anonymous6:49 PM

    If you scroll far enough in the photos at the White House Site, you see a pic of President Obama standing in the Team Baker dog sled. There's something about his stance that says: "gotta try this".

    I think he WILL be back to Alaska.

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    1. A Friend of AKC10:15 PM

      I'm glad our President visited the dog kennel. Now if John Baker and others would do right by their dogs and stop mixing Siberian Huskies with Alaskan Malamutes it would be even better. There's a reason they are two different breeds and the breeders should know this. Different breeds were selectively bred for a reason. An American Eskimo and a Pomeranian are also spitz-type breeds but that doesn't mean they should do the work of hauling a sled. Take back the true meaning of the Iditarod, which is to use a working Dog for what it's intended to do...not think you're some sort of genetic genius and create your own "designer breed".

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  20. Anonymous7:03 PM

    Thank you, IM! You are so right!! What a calming and lovely man! Alaskans were so happy to show their love and respect of him!

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  21. Anonymous7:13 PM

    What you need is a big old album full of pictures of this trip.

    Use when necessary.

    Save for grandchildren.

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  22. Anonymous7:19 PM

    Ohhh yessss! Labor Day weekend is in full swing & I hope all my fellow im'ers are drinking alot to celebrate the anny of the drinken brawl! Here has and happy birthday korey klingenmeyer from track Palin. Track is the man!!!!!!

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    1. Anonymous10:26 PM

      I see you got a head start :)

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    2. Anonymous10:44 PM

      Where is Track? Pioneering?

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  23. Crystal Sage7:24 PM

    Like Chris Matthews, I get a little happy chill when I see this man in public, just hanging out. I especially liked the elderly native woman's face when she saw Obama. Of course the fish story is funny and the President's response was awesome. Can't get enough of seeing him interact with people and the love they show him. Take that, you bitter, nasty Palins.

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  24. Anonymous7:34 PM

    There is an expression during a wedding that so and so married up. Connecting Sarah Palin with Alaska , Alaska
    married down. Alaskans, you with President Obama
    reached the top. He immersed himself in the ultimate
    Alaska and it's people with true admiration. Our President
    loves you. He will be back , and the toxic stench of Palin, plus
    the no-account herself .will be finally buried!


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  25. It must irk the Quitter Half term Gove to know that the People of Alaska has real agape love for President Obama, No wonder she ranted "look at me" bullshit. It is something that she will NEVER experience in her home State.

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    1. Anonymous8:04 PM

      It was a warm and fuzzy love fest up here fo sho! Love our President!!!!!

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    2. Anonymous3:25 PM

      True, true! There was real joy in the air up here! Damned exciting to experience. Come back soon, President Obama!

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  26. Anonymous7:50 PM

    There will not be another president like him in my lifetime.

    I am so proud and honored that I was able to vote for him twice and become a witness to this historical administration.

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  27. Anonymous7:57 PM

    My cousin who lived in AK up until a year ago told me that barstool had almost had a lesbian affair with someone but they broke up when she discovered she was prego with Tripp. I suspect she swings both ways.

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    1. Anonymous10:20 PM

      Nothing wrong playing for both teams. Right Sarah? At least on one team Barstool won't get pregnant.

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  28. Anonymous8:06 PM

    More fish lips from Bristles and Diper. Those two bitches never stop. Piper is gonna be the worst by the time she's legal

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      I sincerely hope that Piper has not been molded in the footsteps of Bristol and her mother. Her chances are slim, but Willow seems to have gotten somewhat out from under them and prefers being an 'individual' even though WITH her mother's money!

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  29. Anonymous8:19 PM

    OT...CNN must be secret democrats! http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/?p=29583

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    1. Anonymous8:42 PM

      If true FUCK CNN, if not SAME!

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  30. I'm reminded of the moment, early on in "Game Change," where Ed Harris as McCain remarks, "If this guy heals a sick baby, we're dead."

    "the tonic to quell my aggravation, and calm my frustrations." We don't know that Obama ever healed anyone, but he has always had that calmative effect since his national rise in 2008. It has lost none of its power despite every ugly attempt by right-wingers to demolish the loyalty of those who believe in him. If the seeming ease with which Obama coaxes our optimistic outlook is more noticeable now, perhaps it's because we know we're closer to a time when he won't be there to raise it.

    Our next president may indeed be a very good one too, but she's minimally possessed of this particular talent, and indeed has an abrasive side noted even by those waiting ready to vote for her.

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  31. Anonymous9:30 PM

    Nice antidote. It works!

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  32. Anonymous9:38 PM

    Charisma at its best! Please stay another 4 years.

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  33. Anonymous9:55 PM

    What is Bristol's problem with the goddamn duck face? She is so fucking unattractive. Oh, and Tebow got cut so take that you friggin teabag Christian.

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    1. Anonymous10:30 PM

      Maybe she was hosting a party in the rear and one of the bros from Aftadark was knocking on her door?

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  34. Anonymous10:18 PM

    It makes me very nervous to see the President sitting in a small plane in Alaska.
    -Uncle Gryph


    Yes we are all worried to see President Obama sitting in a small airplane. We would not want what happened to Curt Menard Jr to happen to President Obama. Do you agree with us Sarah Palin? Secret Service agents make sure the airplane gas is not mysteriously contaminated.

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    1. Anonymous10:44 PM

      That Curtis menard sure was a nice looking sumbitch. I wonder if track's drug and alcohol problems stem from knowing that he was not fathered by Todd.

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    2. Anonymous4:07 AM

      Maybe his problems stem from $carah being his mother? I wonder why the Menard family did not rescue him early on.

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    3. Anonymous3:19 PM

      What happened to the friendly relationship that Sarah Palin supposedly had with Curt Menard's mother, who once served in the Alaska Legislature but did not win reelection?

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    4. Anonymous4:38 PM

      THE most harrowing memory I had from my first visit to Sitka was getting in with one of those small planes, knowing full well I'd have to do the same on the way out. The pilot knew and tried his best to make it as "memorable" as possible. I doubt they'd let POTUS get near someone like that.

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  35. Anonymous10:29 PM

    Is there any way we can find out if President Obama has a Restraining Order against Sarah Palin and family? Do we need to file a Freedom of Information Act to see why Sarah Palin and Bristol wearing their camouflaged gear didn't cross President Obama's path while he was hiking?

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  36. Anonymous10:40 PM

    Remembering The Speech That Introduced Obama To The Nation (VIDEO)

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/09/05/remembering-the-speech-that-introduced-obama-to-nation/

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    1. Anonymous1:47 AM

      Four years later, the Democratic National Convention in Denver reintroduced Senator Barack Obama, but this time as the nominee who would go on to be a hugely successful two term president. Unfortunately, his message of unity didn’t stick and Republicans reacted to his presidency with divisiveness, obstruction, disrespect and downright racism.

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    2. Anonymous3:24 AM

      re: 1:47 "...Republicans reacted to his presidency with divisiveness, obstruction, disrespect and downright racism."

      Yep, and that's a list of the more positive aspects of their reaction to Obama's election and re-election.

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  37. Anonymous10:44 PM

    Anonymous6:41 PM

    President Obama did more for Alaskans in 3 days than Sarah Palin did in 2 years as Governor. Sarah Palin never received a happy reception like President Obama received in the Native Villages. Thanks President Obama for showing the stupid non-caring Republicans how it is done.

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    If Sarah Palin showed her face any where near Native Alaskans, they would tell Sarah, "Quitter
    Bitch get the fuck outta here. You're not going to use us for any more of your photo ops.".

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    1. Anonymous3:15 AM

      And shove your tray of stale cookies up your non-lubricated dry ass.

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  38. Anonymous11:43 PM

    big fuck you to the witch from wasilla

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  39. Anonymous11:54 PM

    Michelle needs to run.

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  40. Anonymous1:48 AM

    http://www.politicususa.com/2015/09/05/obama-shatters-republican-fantasies-posting-unemployment-numbers-reagan.html

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  41. Anonymous2:16 AM

    I'm going to miss this guy! Can't get more genuine than him, the pictures speak volumes of words.

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  42. Caroll Thompson2:28 AM

    President Obama is the absolute best President of my lifetime. And I think that everyone in Alaska but a few sour grapes appreciated his visit. After all, how many sitting Presidents have even visited Alaska.








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  43. Anonymous2:45 AM

    His genuine reaching out to Native Americans will send a signal to all of our Native Americans: here is someone who understands our culture,who wants to make it part of the US in a meaningful way. This simple stop-by their community center and dance with the young girls spoke volumes of how he his and what he is.

    If Jimmy Carter had had the time, he would have done the same. Two humble men with a mission. Democrats. btw.

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  44. I like the photo of Walker and Obama looking out of the aircraft. There can be some pretty great moments. It would be nice if everyone would just take a breath and enjoy the moment, but to do so is to capitulate, to give in, to comprise. And there can never be that. Fault must be found everywhere and in everything.

    Obama genuinely seemed to have enjoyed himself. The trip was good for him and good for Alaska. I don't imagine the trip changed the minds of the pray and hate folks. But hopefully, some negative opinions about the president were softened.

    I keep hoping that with age will come wisdom, but I cannot come to terms with the 24/7 ugliness of conservatism. Just yesterday a neighbor told me he really thinks the president is a Muslim. There is no middle ground, no neutral territory. You have to be all in or not at all. And no, I don't believe extremism characterizes all conservatives. but I sure wish the moderates would stand up
    and let everyone know the extremists don't represent them.





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    1. Anonymous3:04 PM

      President Obama's week-long visit brought joy to Alaska!

      It was a wonderful experience having him here and seeing the positive nature of the Alaskan people put on full display for the country and world to observe.

      There was very little negativism in the local news or in the daily newspaper. Just a joyful, respectful time for all to enjoy. Come back soon, President Obama and bring your family.

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  45. Anonymous6:23 AM

    "How could he not want to come back"? my sentiments exactly. I think Alaska is the most beautiful state in the nation. For now, I have to content myself with videos and pics cause I'm a broke college student, but someday...someday.

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  46. Anonymous4:44 PM

    I don't know what "it"'s called, but whatever "it" is, POTUS is the best at it. He always seems to choose the perfect words and actions that calm people's nerves, especially babies.
    Sasha and Malia are so lucky to have a dad like him, and a mom who conducts herself with grace and keeps her family's best interest at heart.
    I'm so proud to have voted for him twice, and shared the opportunity to see his vision come to be, despite all odds. I doubt I'll see another President like him in my lifetime.

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