Happy BIrthday, America!
July 8th, 2011
04:06 PM ET

soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Jay in NC

    In the first picture, why the strange look on The First Date's face. Is she yelling? That is one angry woman, some times I actually feel sorry for Barry.

    July 8, 2011 at 8:24 pm |
    • Juan

      I think you should not make nasty comments and stop watching Fox News. It messes with your brain if you have one.

      July 9, 2011 at 11:44 am |
    • jean2009

      @Jay again you show yourself as being hate-filled and immature. Would it ever occur to you that she may be shouting out a welcome to a friend, or a "Hey you come on up!"

      I feel sorry for people who know you...since they are subjected to a small minded person.

      July 9, 2011 at 1:22 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        "shouting out a welcome to a friend, or a "Hey you come on up" Wow you are delusional. Do you really think that she just happen to see a friend that just happen to be standing on the front lawn of the White House? Yea, right, and one day Barry will close GITMO. Hope and dreams that is all you have.

        This president is the most inexperienced president. Even with two years of on the job training he has not advanced beyond intern status. The scary thing is he is now relying less on his advisers, more on his own genius. Lord help us, it may take decades to recover from his failed academic polices.

        July 9, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
      • jean2009

        This president had more experience coming in the door than the last draft-dodger who messed up the economy. I would also add Gitmo wouldn't currently be open and needing closed if it weren't for the last president. You do know history never has happened in a vacuum.

        Also, unless you are an expert lip-reader you shouldn't make any more conjecture about what the first-lady might be saying, than I did. I assumed it was something upbeat and pleasant...not something spiteful and unpleasant like you.
        I would bet bucks I'm right...do you want to put your money where your mouth is?

        As for odds: The odds of her seeing a friend on the front lawn of the White House are probably pretty high, and it looked like a friendly crowd.

        July 9, 2011 at 6:52 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        Jean, all I ever asked was " Is she yelling?" You agreed that she was. Also you are the one that assumed that I think she is yelling something bad. What hate you have for other people.

        July 9, 2011 at 9:47 pm |
  2. dinak

    Becky Britttain, GW Bush's girls are waiting for your belated b-day wishes to them............yeah, right.

    July 8, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  3. Liz Carter in Georgia

    You are right, Jean! Hate-filled and jealous Jay blasts the First Lady again. He hates her more than he does the President! Now that's saying something; that's got to be a whole lot of hate! He doesn't even speak very highly of Hillary. I really don't think he likes 'women in charge', nor otherwise. LOL! Jay, I know Jean has proven herself to have more than just hopes and dreams. She has TRUTH! BTW, the least any SANE person and even a FOOL could have, after living through the Bush Era is hopes and dreams!

    July 9, 2011 at 9:37 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Hate? I simply asked was she yelling? And why the strange face. It is you and jean that thinks they can read her mind.

      I support Bachmann and her run for president, why don't you? Is it because you do not believe that a woman can be president? The only reason you do not support her is because you are sexist.

      July 9, 2011 at 9:50 pm |
      • jean2009

        @ Jay there you go again trying to rewrite history.... you are not going to get away with that misrepresentation of what you said.

        Reread what you said to quote it exactly... you said: ":In the first picture, why the strange look on The First Date's face. Is she yelling? That is one angry woman, some times I actually feel sorry for Barry"

        First I see no strange look on Michelle's face...and why do you refer to her as being "one angry woman"? Why do you "actually feel sorry for Barry." To put your comment into context for the reader, what you implied was... she is one angry yelling woman embarrassing her husband.

        Plus your disrespect for both the president and first lady is very obvious.

        Just remember I may be 76 but I'm pretty sharp, and I didn't fall off the turnip truck yesterday.

        July 10, 2011 at 9:57 am |
      • jean2009

        As for Michelle Bachmann....I wouldn't want her as president simply because as a woman I don't want to go back to the dark ages. Plus, I haven't found one issue on which I agree with her. Frankly, from my point of view she is an even bigger air-head than Sarah Palin, and that is saying a lot.

        July 10, 2011 at 10:14 am |
      • Jay in NC

        So you are sexist. You wont vote for her simply because she is a woman. Oh, you can try and hide it, but it is obvious. I will call you out on this issue.

        July 10, 2011 at 10:21 am |
      • jean2009

        Sexist please, if I don't agree with what she stands for...including that stupid pledge Rick Santorum and she signed . I would not vote for anyone with which I disagree, and that has nothing to do with their gender.

        So, does my also not voting for Rick Santorum because he is an airhead make me a sexist?

        July 11, 2011 at 11:43 am |
      • Jay in NC

        Justify it any way you want, you are sexist. I can see no other reason.

        July 11, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
      • jean2009

        Jay .... you are also an airhead...so justify that.

        July 11, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        I know that it is hard for your generation, (FDR, right?) to accept a woman as president. However, thankfully, the young do not have a problem with this concept. You may want to read up on the subject. Did you know that 4 of the 6 present women governors are Republican? I guess in your limited world that is two strikes.

        July 11, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
      • jean2009

        Generation...think again... I don't want this nation to step back from what women have accomplished in the last 100 years. I see Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin as people who do that. I am without a doubt one of the strongest advocates for Women's rights you will encounter.

        I can name you several women who if they are running for president in 2016, I would willing consider, and gladly cast my vote for: Kathleen Sebelius; Nancy Pelosi; Debbie Stabenow; Maria Cantwell; Any Klobuchar; Kristen Gillibrand; Patty Murray: Hillary Clinton; Mary Jo Kilroy; Betty Sutton; Marcia Kaptur; Melissa Bean:;Shelley Berkley, to name a few, and if she were alive and wishing to run again Victoria Claflin Woodhull.

        The last time Victoria Woodhull ran for president was in 1872. She was about 100 years before her time. I think she would fit right in and would make a great current candidate.

        Might I ask, do you vote for male candidates whose agenda you totally disagree with? Well there you go. I guess that makes you a sexiest. I wouldn't vote for Michelle Bachmann or Sarah Palin simply because I don't agree with them on any policy.

        July 11, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
  4. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Sexist? Jay, I'll say this; I don't support Bachmann because I'm a Democrat, OK? If I WAS a Republican I wouldn't vote for her because she's a liar, flighty and stupid. I've crossed party lines before in my voting life, but there's not one candidate in that Repugnant Pool of candidates, that I'd vote for, man or woman! BTW, that would include Herman Cain, since you like calling ME a racist! You claimed I voted for OBAMA because he was black not intelligent! Do you really know who I voted for first, mister?

    July 10, 2011 at 11:05 am |
  5. Liz Carter in Georgia

    You take offense when we defend our PRESIDENT and his wife against your written/verbal, sarcastic assaults. You make coldhearted, consciencious efforts to disgrace, dismiss, denegrate, denounce, and destroy any and everything they do or say personally, publicly, privately, as well as politically; inside 1600 or out, what they wear, what they gift, what they buy, how they travel, who invites them, who they invite, who they visit, their downtimes, their children, yet you continue to defend the real crooks!

    July 10, 2011 at 11:50 am |
  6. anonymous

    August 27, 1999 Delivered via: Fed Ex

    President William Clinton
    The White House
    1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
    Washington, DC 20500

    Dear President Clinton,

    In the early 90's during the Bush Administration I was approached by two men who began their conversation by asking me if I believe in GOD. After my reply, in short one of the men said good because they had information about me which they knew to be factual. They told me the information that had been discovered indicated I would save the life of a man in a city somewhere within the southeastern United States. They believed the city would most likely be Huntsville, Alabama. They also said I would marry that same man. I asked them whether or not they knew if this was someone I had already met. They said they didn't know for sure but because of other information they had they didn't believe he would be someone I had already met. They told me the man I would save would be the "SON OF GOD".

    As unbelievable as this was, I continued the conversation by asking how they knew this for a fact. They stated that it had been discovered the Bible, actually Torah, was coded and their information was taken from it. When I said I would have to see it to believe it, they told me first of all I would have to know original Hebrew since the Torah was written in original Hebrew. They spoke further about other related subjects ranging from "Pink Floyd" to how one of the guy's couldn't understand why I would be the one he would marry. I asked them when they thought this would happen and their answer was they weren't sure but they thought it would be within the next ten years. The last statement made was from one of the men who said, "when I clap my hands together, you will not remember this conversation". He smiled, clapped his hands together once and I walked away.

    As it turned out, in late September 1994, I drove a newly found friend of mine to Huntsville, Alabama to get his belongings to take back to Atlanta. That was my first and last trip to Huntsville after talking to the men. To make a long scary story short, we were not able to get his belongings and both narrowly escaped with our lives during an encounter with Marqua Arseneau, Ann Arseneau and Ann's boyfriend Jimmy. My friend became so upset after the ordeal he began to vomit blood. He then passed out in the back of my car and I drove him back to Atlanta in the night not knowing if he was dead or alive. During the drive my memory of the aforementioned began to trickle back into my mind. I then realized who was in the back of my car.

    Over the last few years my memory has slowly come back to me in astonishing detail. I not only remember these two men who informed me of the Bible/Torah Code, I remember several conversations of the same subject which either I have had or I have overheard. My memory of such spans a period of over 30 years.

    As for my friend, he is now my husband. Enclosed you will find his picture. He has no first hand knowledge of any of this, however, I have told him everything I know. For the record, my husband Jason continues not to believe what the men said and maintains he will have to have more proof before he believes it. I can certainly understand that given what happened 2,000 years ago. By their own admission, the two men I spoke of above did not know the identity of who they knew would be the "SON OF GOD". Basically they were planning to find him by waiting for the same as said to unfold. I can only assume they worked for the Bush Administration or one of the federal agencies or bureaus during the time. I thank GOD they did not know his identity. Don't misunderstand me, I have great respect for former President Bush.

    I was wondering if you knew why the Sunday before Easter is called Palm Sunday. It seems not much has changed in the last 2,000 years.

    In GOD we trust,
    Mrs. Jason Palm

    Photo can be seen at facebook link below:

    http://www.facebook.com/palm.charlotte

    Go to photos once on the facebook link.

    July 10, 2011 at 4:33 pm |