Picture of the week: a man and his dog
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January 6th, 2012
04:09 PM ET

Picture of the week: a man and his dog

This picture, taken by White House photographer Pete Souza back on December 21, 2010, was released this week. It shows the President and Bo, the Obama family dog, during a ride in the presidential motorcade en route to PetSmart in Alexandria, Va. The President bought Bo some Christmas gifts at the pet store then walked nearby to Best Buy to purchase gifts for his daughters.

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  1. Joi Gibson

    Okay, let me be the first to say it – Awwwwwww!!!! Even my mother thinks Bo is cute. We both think the President is one handsome fella!!!!

    January 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
    • Jason

      Proof that sheep can and do live under rocks.

      January 7, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
      • Jason

        Also, what do you stand for?

        January 7, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
      • umad

        "Proof that sheep can and do live under rocks."

        "That poor dog. Somebody should call the humane society..."

        "I love my dog, too, but we both know Obama loves his sheep more. Baaaaa."

        Keep bleating about how everyone else is a sheep, it really helps your case.

        January 7, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
      • David TX

        So can you!!!!!

        January 8, 2012 at 7:44 am |
      • sara

        That's where Trolls live until THIS man was elected.

        January 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
      • Jason

        umad, you mad?

        Also, please share with us why you support Obama. I have politely asked several people, and they resort to sheepish name-calling. I'm desperately looking to engage into an intellectual conversation with a singe Obama supporter. I wonder why it seems impossible.

        January 9, 2012 at 10:27 am |
      • Joi Gibson

        Oh poo Jason. Just because I think the President is handsome and Bo is a cute dog does not make me a sheep. Get a grip!!! I stand for a lot of things, none of which concern you. But let me say one thing I do stand for is not making inane comments about posters simply because YOU do not agree with their support of President Obama.
        OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!!!

        January 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
    • george

      I am with you there Joi, mmmmh.. so cute, now let us sit back and watch those raving in ENVY, in no minute jeaulousy will be making the rounds!

      January 8, 2012 at 12:02 am |
      • Jason

        You thrive on envy? You sound like a typical self-important liberal who hates people only a little bit less than you hate yourself. The only eny people have is of a truly free society that adheres to the constitution, and of a county that is not violently bankrupt. What do you stand for?

        January 9, 2012 at 1:33 am |
      • Michelle

        Jason - You obviously do not know what the definition of self-serving is. For your edification it is:
        self-serv•ing   /ˈsɛlfˈsɜrvɪŋ/ Show Spelled[self-sur-ving] Show IPA
        1. preoccupied with one's own interests, often disregarding the truth or the interests, well-being, etc., of others.
        2. serving to further one's own selfish interests.

        Ok, Republican hates liberals because we want to feed the starving, house the homeless, employ the unemployed.
        Now Republicans don't want to pay their fair share of taxes, they want the starving to fend for themselves and get off the government support because you don't want to pay for it. NOW THAT IS SELF SERVING.
        “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”
        Mark Twain

        February 2, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
    • george

      By Golly Joi Gibson, the evil ones already beat me to the count, already their SATANIC VERSES have hit the posts!

      January 8, 2012 at 12:06 am |
      • Jason

        You said by golly. Are you an elderly person who might have accidentally been seduced by pretend money and pretend freedom?

        January 9, 2012 at 1:34 am |
    • sara

      A man of strength and character loves his dog and don't "hang them from the roof of a car"

      January 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
    • george

      Since you asked Jason. Yes Old, wise, cultivated and devoid of sheepish brain. I know, the diffrence struck you- a classy thing, hmmmm smell the fresh air Jason. You may cultivate your sheepish brain mentality too you know and take pride in putting up postings with a bit more substance and facts!! Give up the sewer that is your habitat Jason.

      January 9, 2012 at 2:50 am |
      • Jason

        George, please list 3 things Obama has done for this country which strictly adheres to and shows appreciation for our constitution. Also, please name 3 or more promises that Obama has followed through on. In addition, how do you feel about NDAA and SOPA?

        January 9, 2012 at 10:34 am |
      • jean2009

        @Jason FYI he has accomplished a great deal...and remember he was elected president...and in so doing he swore to uphold the constitution which he has.

        Things obama has done

        I'm sick and tired of people asking "What has Obama done?" So here's a list of things he's done since he's been in office. Remember: He was elected President. He wasn't elected Jesus!
        The list is still growing. Let me know if I missed anything.


        1. Saved the collapse of the American automotive industry by making GM restructure before bailing them out, and putting incentive money to help the industry

        2. Shifted the focus of the war from Iraq to Afghanistan, and putting the emphasis on reducing terrorism where it should have been all along

        3. Relaxed Anti-American tensions throughout the world

        4. Signed order to close the prisoner “torture camp” at Guantanamo Bay

        5. Has made the environment a national priority, and a primary source for job creation

        6. Has made education a national priority by putting emphasis and money behind new ideas like charter schools, but speaking directly to school children in telling them they have to do their part.

        7. Won the Nobel Peace Prize

        8. $789 billion economic stimulus plan

        9. Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court

        10. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles

        11. Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans

        12. Renewed dialogue with NATO and other allies and partners on strategic issues.

        13. Beginning the process of reforming and restructuring the military 20 years after the Cold War to a more modern fighting force… this includes new procurement policies, increasing size of military, new technology and cyber units and operations, etc.

        14. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops

        15. “Cash for clunkers” program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulates auto sales

        16. Changed the failing/status quo military command in Afghanistan

        17. Closed offshore tax safe havens

        18. Deployed additional troops to Afghanistan

        19. Ended media “blackout” on war casualties; reporting full information

        20. Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts

        21. . Ended media blackout on war casualties and the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB.

        22. Ended previous policy of cutting the FDA and circumventing FDA rules

        23. Ended previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings

        24. Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations, and reports

        25. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has created 2.1 million jobs (as of 12/31/09).

        26. Ended previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions

        27. Ended previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back

        28. Ended previous policy on torture; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards

        29. . Launched Recovery.gov to track spending from the Recovery Act, an unprecedented step to provide transparency and accountability through technology.

        30. Ended previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry’s predatory practices

        31. Ended previous “stop-loss” policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date

        32. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources

        33. Established a National Performance Officer charged with saving the federal government money and making federal operations more efficient

        34. Established a new cyber security office

        35. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children

        36. Expanding vaccination programs

        37. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses

        38. . Provided the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with more than $1.4 billion to improve services to America’s Veterans.

        39. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research

        40. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools

        41. Responded with compassion and leadership to the earthquake in Haiti

        42. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters

        43. . Launched Business.gov – enabling conversation and online collaboration between small business owners, government representatives and industry experts in discussion forums relevant to starting and managing a business. Great for the economy.

        44. Improved housing for military personnel

        45. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals

        46. Changed failing war strategy in Afghanistan.

        47. Improving benefits for veterans

        48. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants…) after years of neglect

        49. Donated his $1.4 million Nobel Prize to nonprofits.

        50. Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program

        51. Provided tax credits to first-time home buyers through the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 to revitalize the U.S. housing market.

        52. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel

        53. Increasing student loans

        54. Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return “home” to visit loved ones

        55. Cracked down on companies that deny sick pay, vacation and health insurance to workers by abusing the employee classification of independent contractor. Such companies also avoid paying Social Security, Medicare and unemployment insurance taxes for those workers.

        56. Limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to $100,000

        57. Limits on lobbyists’ access to the White House

        58. Protected 300,000 education jobs, such as teachers, principals, librarians, and counselors through the Recovery Act that would have otherwise been lost.

        59. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration

        60. Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act on February 4, 2009, provides quality health care to 11 million kids – 4 million who were previously uninsured.

        61. Lower drug costs for seniors

        62. Making more loans available to small businesses

        63. Many more press conferences and town halls and much more media access than previous administration

        64. . Signed the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act, the first piece of comprehensive legislation aimed at improving the lives of Americans living with paralysis

        65. New Afghan War policy that limits aerial bombing and prioritizes aid, development of infrastructure, diplomacy, and good government practices by Afghans

        66. Announced creation of a Joint Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record for members of the U.S. Armed Forces to improve quality of medical care.

        67. New federal funding for science and research labs

        68. New funds for school construction

        69. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending

        70. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices

        71. . Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals.

        72. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren’t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan

        73. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions

        74. Provided tax credit to workers thus cutting taxes for 95% of America's working families.

        75. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic

        76. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research

        77. . Helped reverse a downward spiral of the stock market. On January 19, 2009, the last day of President Bush's presidency, the Dow closed at 8,218.22. In February 2010, the Dow closed at 10,309.24

        78. Renewed loan guarantees for Israel

        79. Restarted the nuclear non-proliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols

        80. Provided attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles.

        81. Returned money authorized for refurbishment of White House offices and private living quarters

        82. Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy

        83. Unveiled a program on Earth Day 2009 to develop the renewable energy projects on the waters of our Outer Continental Shelf that produce electricity from wind, wave, and ocean currents. These regulations will enable, for the first time ever, the nation to tap into our ocean’s vast sustainable resources to generate clean energy in an environmentally sound and safe manner.

        84. Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program

        85. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards

        86. Students struggling to make college loan payments can have their loans refinanced

        87. Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job

        88. The FDA is now regulating tobacco

        89. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date.

        90. The missile defense program is being cut by $1.4 billion in 2010

        91. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying

        92. The “secret detention” facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed

        93. US financial and banking rescue plan

        94. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast

        95. . Signed the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act to stop fraud and wasteful spending in the defense procurement and contracting system.

        96. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office

        97. Improved relations with Iran

        98. Improved U.S. policy on climate change

        99. Set timetable for exiting Iraq (already started removing troops)

        100. Improved relations with Russia

        101. Improved relations with the Islamic World

        102. Made progress towards greater cooperation on limiting nuclear proliferation

        103. Economic stimulus plan has created jobs. (Unemployment rate decreasing)

        104. Drastically slowed down the recession

        105. Saved Wall Street

        106. Passed the Lilly Ledbetter Act (equal work for equal pay) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilly_Ledbetter_Fair_Pay_Act_of_2009

        107. HEALTHCARE REFORM...The Affordable Health Insurance Act of 2009.

        108. Ordered the military operation that killed Osama Bin Laden

        And this is a list that is being added to every few days.

        January 10, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
      • steveo

        Wow Jean2009, This is a huge list. Toobad it's not al true

        Item #4 GITMO is still open

        Item #6- Vouchers in DC were shut down

        Item #7- The Noble committee has the right to do whatever they wish with their property but Obama was nominated while serving less than 2 weeks in office! This was before he had any accomplishments as President! A prevailing thought was he won because he was not Bush!

        Item #20. from the Daily mail.com
        Guess who got Obama’s no-bid contract
        May 8, 2010 by Don Surber
        President Obama has awarded a no-bid contract to KBR Inc. for $568 million.
        That’s more than 20,000 times the maximum he set for a no-bid contract.

        Item #57
        Another Lobbyist Headed Into Obama Administration – ABC News
        Jan 27, 2009 · Despite President Barack Obama's pledge to limit the influence of lobbyists in his administration, a recent lobbyist for investment banking giant Goldman ...


        20 Lobbyists Infesting The Obama Administration
        Obama stormed into Washington with a pledge that "lobbyists won't find a job in my White House." He followed it up on his first day in office with an executive order ...

        Item #97- you're kidding, right?

        Items #10 and #80

        Does this president deserve credit? ..yes he does, as does ALL presidents do!

        IMO the unobjective lovefest from the left is just as pitiful as the unobjective hatefest from the right! Folks don't know how to be objective anymore! My point is some items on your list is correct and some are not!


        January 11, 2012 at 9:16 am |
    • Cin

      Our president is HOT!

      January 9, 2012 at 6:26 pm |
      • steveo

        This is no reason to vote for or against him!

        BTW, Why is everybody getting so worked up over a picture that was taken in Dec 2010?

        January 11, 2012 at 9:18 am |
    • Cin

      Our Prez is HOT!

      January 9, 2012 at 6:27 pm |
  2. mina

    awwww I think you would have to have a heart of stone to not think that picture is cute

    January 6, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
    • Jason

      And a brain made of jello to think that a photo op with a pet redeems violations of our constitution. What gets more of your attention, mina? Happy pet pictures, or cold hard realities? Bankruptcy is not sustainable and does not begin to explain the mess we are in. What are your feelings on NDAA and SOPA?

      January 9, 2012 at 11:05 am |
      • jean2009

        Have you ever considered that sometimes the only way to bring a law to the Supreme Court is to sign it into law and let the court settle it? And correctly it is NDAA the National Defense Authorization Act.


        January 10, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  3. Esther Renee Mims

    Bo knows the President – what an awwwwwwwwesome picture – man's best freind

    January 6, 2012 at 5:01 pm |

    Obama 2012!!!

    January 6, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
    • Jason

      But why? Give me one reason.

      January 7, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
      • jean2009

        Because he beats anything the Repukes can offer.

        January 7, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
      • Jason

        And you do understand that your president enjoys spending 5 billion pretend dollars every day, right? Im willing to be that you have felt the affects of inflation in several ways. What about NDAA? What about SOPA? Where do you stand?

        January 9, 2012 at 1:13 am |
    • Cin

      Agreed. Let's keep moving our country forward, not backwards. Obama 2012 for sure. He will win, just wait and see.

      January 9, 2012 at 6:28 pm |
  5. jerry

    Now I guess I'm to believe the dog goes every place he goes....PHOTO OPP! FAKE!

    January 6, 2012 at 6:58 pm |
    • Trace

      jerry = total putz. You need to get a life....real bad! about as pathetic as it gets.

      January 7, 2012 at 1:40 am |
    • jerry

      truth hurts eh?

      January 7, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
      • george

        No jerry it's the foul stench and the flies buzzing around you!!

        January 9, 2012 at 2:25 am |
    • Jason

      Even Bo knows that it's wrong for his owner to pick up his droppings with the constitution.

      January 7, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
    • jean2009

      @geraldine So you believe photo ops are fake? Try this one...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvxKZRf8k2k

      January 8, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
  6. ddppbb

    Look Urkel got a picture with his dog...

    January 7, 2012 at 6:54 am |
  7. george of the jungle

    great picture and all politicians use photo opps. So what? This is a nice one.

    January 7, 2012 at 11:53 am |
    • Jason

      Election years sure are filled with Kodak moments.. Get real. Your president has spent more pretend money than has been spent between George Washington and bill Clinton. He wants another 1.3 trillion for this year. He broke almost all of his promises. Are you dense or do you simply wish for the demise of my country?

      January 7, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
      • george

        See Jason, you would not believe that G.W. mess is done with would you? Cleaning is still going on, then there is investment to be made in our infra structure, research and development including education. I suppose you have no idea what that is. The good news is that money is being spent right here in the US and not used in Iraq!!

        January 7, 2012 at 11:32 pm |
      • Jason

        George, Obama has broken every promise. He has spent more money than was spent between George Washington and Bill Clinton. Bankrupts doesnt begin to describe the mess we are in. How can a country that is $16,000,000,000,000 ($70,000,000,000,000 realistically) in debt be printing money for aid to Israel and Pakistan, and others? How do you feel about NDAA and SOPA? Please also give me 3 examples of how Obama adheres to the constitution in his actions.

        Wake up.

        January 9, 2012 at 1:20 am |
    • Jason

      I just feel like your appreciation for this picture must represent a complete disregard for the realities that are taking place outside of the armored dear leader mobile. What do you stand for, other than simple things like companionship with pets?

      January 9, 2012 at 11:10 am |
  8. My two cents


    January 7, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
    • Jason

      Is that "Ron Paul 2012" in doggy speak?

      January 7, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
      • george

        No the poor thing got alarmed by the gop excesively CIRCUS ATTIRE! Did you say it turned out it was ron paul!

        January 7, 2012 at 11:38 pm |
  9. 4merRepubCT

    Love the patriotic collar on the First Pooch!

    January 7, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
    • Jason

      Isn't that cute? Know what else is cute? The pooche' owner. That silly guy went and printed more pretend money than was printed between George Washington and Bill Clinton.

      I love my dog, too, but we both know Obama loves his sheep more. Baaaaaa.

      January 7, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
      • Karen

        Jason, you need to do some googling. Ronald Regan not only raised taxes, but caused a deficit, a rather large one. So if your going to make remarks like that check it out first. You have a right to your opinion, but base it on facts not something you pull out of your lower opening or off some anti-Obama propoganda page. Based on your other post your just an angry, obnoxious person with nothing better to do than spread negativity

        January 7, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
      • jean2009

        That is because George W. Bush had spent soo much pretend money...RIGHT?

        January 7, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
      • jerry

        at least President Bush once made a living outside of govt.. Even had a real resume'.

        January 7, 2012 at 8:57 pm |
      • george

        How else would you think otherwise jason with that sheepish brain that you have?

        January 8, 2012 at 12:13 am |
      • jean2009

        Every day lawyers and writers make a living outside of government...what is your point?

        Does living off your dad's reputation as president qualify as making a living? Oh right...George W was a government employee in Texas, and that Texas Ranger deal still smells to high heaven.

        January 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
      • jerry

        @jean.... you need to read President George Bushes bio...then speak. As a result of reading obamas diatribes I have come to the conclusion he is not good for America. he is a leftist radical, he does not have an American brain, and he is a narcissist (very ill with a personality disorder). I also know about his gene pool...and that makes me sick. In about every way obama comes up very short in comparison to the Bush family....a family of generations of service to our county in and out of the military. You and others in your hatred of conservative thinking/moral people are easy to brain wash...as obama and that mob have done.

        January 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
      • george

        No need for all that long rumble jerry anyone who gives a thumb's up for G.W. Bush has qualified himself and earned a place a longside him. Meanwhile you may call this President all those names the much you like,a leftist communist,a Muslim out to harm the country, fake birth certificate etc. you are not alone at that, other embiciles do too!

        January 9, 2012 at 2:19 am |
      • george

        Again Jerry this is for the records, no one is contesting Bush' genes or how his poops looks like. History has him as the worst US President. His performance at the white house was plain DISMAL period!

        January 9, 2012 at 2:36 am |
      • Jason

        Karen, in what part of any of my replies gave you the feeling that I was endorsing Ronald Reagan for president. Lets leave google along and not get too far ahead of ourselves. Let's first pay attention to the replies, have a coherent thought process, and carefully execute our responses to Taylor the needs of the questions and statements.

        Karen, please provide 3 campaign promises that Obama followed through on. Please gives 3 examples of actions that where your dear leader displayed adhesion and great respect for our constitution. Also, what are your feelings on NDAA and SOPA?

        January 9, 2012 at 10:41 am |
      • jean2009

        @jerry...Did you mean for me to read George W. Bush's biography, or read both his and his father's BUSHS' (as in plural) biographies? Actually look up Jeb and No Child Left Behind, or Marvin and Neil I think you would find that and interesting read: http://www.sptimes.com/News/102900/Business/Influence_and_bailout.shtml
        Have you read: Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush?
        Or type Bush family corruption in your search engine and you will get about 3 million hits.

        January 9, 2012 at 11:47 am |
      • jerry

        Many of you are probably to young to remember how President Regan was treated...it was horrible. The lefties and the media just ripped him apart every chance they got...Nancy too. At the base of it all was a good man who loved his country and worked decades building a resume' to enter the white house.

        Many of you have grown up in this slick media age and by the candidates hipe and media facade...I really wonder how many of you have ever taken the time to read a novel, say a biography..or even know how to assemble facts and arrive at an independant opinion...you just listen to the radio and tv hype and manipulation and go with what makes you feel good or seems to (at the short term) benefit you. You are ripe for politicians like obama, reid, pelosi, and frank...they say what you want to hear and then stick it to you as it benefits them (their thurst for power).

        I encourage you to educate yourself, shut off your radio and tv and pick up a book, travel. Go overseas and see whats going on in europe, the middel east and elsewhere... educate yourselves. I have. I'm married to an European raised behind the iron curtain...she can tell you where leftist/marxist politics get you, she lived it for over thirty years. We can only believe that if you support obama and his ilk you are simply undereducated or just stupid...

        January 9, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
  10. jerry

    now he will put his girls on a pony with a saddle blanket with starts and strips on it. hahahah

    January 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
    • jean2009

      What is a blanket with "starts"?

      January 7, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
    • jerry

      sorry...its a blanket under the saddle. A reference to the O"Barry dogs collar... this guy never misses a staged photo opportunity, reminds me of bill clinton and the film clip when he was caught chewing out an aid for not presenting him in a better way... these type of politicians are very carful to stage their personas...phoneys!

      January 7, 2012 at 8:56 pm |
      • george

        Don't you ever think beyond spewing trash Jerry? Sewer express seems to be your speciality I understand that you relish thriving in murk, but see, we can't stand the foul smell and the flies buzzing around you! Not all have gas mask to get through you.

        January 7, 2012 at 11:54 pm |
      • jean2009

        @geraldine...What type of politicians are a carful?

        Oh gee....here is another photo opps.....http://www.flickr.com/photos/21087357@N04/4074646055/
        and here is another...http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2008/12/phelps-liukin-j.html

        I understand Barney and Miss Beazley had their own website.

        January 8, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
      • jerry

        gosh I guess the truth hurts some of you....non-thinkers. hahaha

        January 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
    • george

      Well since you suggested it Jerry.." the girls on a pony.." why not? To have you, run along after the pony, picking up it's manure for your dinner. See. you just earned yourself a job Jerry, whats more you thrive best under those circumstances!

      January 8, 2012 at 1:05 am |
      • jerry

        @george...just another angry sick little boy aren't you George?

        January 9, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
  11. Jason

    That poor dog. Somebody should call the humane society,

    January 7, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
    • David TX

      Very lucky dog!!!!!!!

      January 8, 2012 at 7:41 am |
      • Jason

        Did you use 9 exclamation marks out of enthusiasm, or desperation?

        January 9, 2012 at 1:25 am |
  12. Jason

    Bo would tell you about his unfavorable views of his owner, but NDAA got in the way.

    January 7, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
  13. Arden Cogar

    Bo is a totally awesome creature; love him, love him, love him. And, I am also very fond and proud of the President. Obama in 2012 !!!

    January 7, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
    • Jason

      You seem pretty excited. Well, how do you feel about NDAA and SOPA? Hope and change?

      You all are familiar with the political workings of Nazi Germany, correct?

      January 9, 2012 at 10:46 am |
  14. Not yet

    you would think that Jason and Jerry would have made "their" quota of hate speak for the day

    January 7, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
    • Jason

      Research has found that those who will label something as ignorant rarely have a basic understanding for the things which they deem as ignorant, and by the laws of irony, you are in fact the ignoramus.

      January 9, 2012 at 11:14 am |
  15. george

    Mmmmh how so sweet.Obama/Biden2012

    January 7, 2012 at 11:21 pm |
  16. Ernest S B Boston

    Quick!!! The president is trying to strangle that poor dog!!!!

    "Where is the Secret Service when you really need them?" – that wasn't my thought but the dog's.

    January 7, 2012 at 11:47 pm |
  17. David TX

    Obama/Biden 2012!!!!!!!!!

    January 8, 2012 at 7:39 am |
    • jerry

      obama/biden into private life 2012!!!!

      January 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
    • Jason

      Please provide 3 reasons why you support Obama and also please explain how and where Obama displays great adhesion and respect to our constitution. In addition, please give 3 or more examples of campaign promises kept other than to violate Pakistan's sovereignty to get the evil doers.

      January 9, 2012 at 10:48 am |
      • jean2009

        Please provide 3 reasons you support the idiot you support.

        January 10, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
      • C-Lo

        1. He detests Big Gov't nannism
        2. He believes in children's rights
        3. He is anti-war
        4. He believes in individual rights and RESPONSIBILITIES
        5, 6 and 7 He is not Obama i.e. libs don't like him, though many do (just had to throw that in there for the wool over the eyes blind followers).
        8. He doesn't waiver and has been steadfast in his principals
        9. He is attacked for some obscurity 30 years ago that someone else attached his name to, AND THAT'S ALL THEY CAN DREDGE UP
        10. He understands the growing threat of the FED/International Central banks

        Now, back to the original question...can YOU name 3 reasons??

        January 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
  18. John

    Know the difference between Obama and Bo? Bo has papers.

    January 8, 2012 at 8:21 am |
    • Jason

      All dogs go to heaven?

      January 9, 2012 at 10:49 am |
    • jerry

      hahahha now that is funny! I love it! We are supposed to believe this dog runs around with O"Barry in the limo...and this is not a posed photo pop..... hahahah

      January 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
  19. jerry

    and Pelosi says "obama needs to run against the senate". Don't worry nancy he will...as he ran against President Bush..not McCain. This guy always needs a vilian...leftists operate tat way, they can't run on their records or truth...always a manipulation. Fact is obama has many of you fooled...but, most of us are in the mode: fool me once shame on you fool me twice...well, you get the point...we have his number. NObama NOvember 2012!

    January 8, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
    • jean2009

      Oh I think he can do very well just running against whoever the Repukes put up.

      January 9, 2012 at 11:54 am |
      • jerry

        How? Without doing things like this phoney picture...posted by CNN? Run on his wonderful record domestically and over seas? Maybe he can brag about having the Libyian leader killed and debate the legalities of that mess...as nut cases like you did for President Bush...eh?

        January 9, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
  20. george

    There is the old saying that empty jerrycans make the most noise and how true today that this empty Jerrycan reminds us of that. Just look at the dismal gop circus criss crossing the country and one would understand the frustration of the likes of jerry. The scenario here is a case of gop supporters frustration giving in to desperation. Hence the mud slinging, bad mouthing, nit wit comments and all negative vibes these gop resort to against the President. They can feel the tsunami wind coming to erode the gop house majority along with that zero speaker of theirs whose only accomplishment is weeping in the house. Gee Pelosi is man enough! The gop's may howl at the top of their voices, cast murk and or whatever deep inside they know all is in vain...Watch Obama/Biden romp in 2012 victory!! Just ask Bush/McCain/ Palin !!

    January 9, 2012 at 2:05 am |
    • Jason

      There is this old saying:

      "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. "

      –Abraham Lincoln

      Thomas Jefferson

      January 9, 2012 at 10:53 am |
      • Amr

        djmaster69 on October 24, 2011 I just got my iPad 2 and I am tlotaly blown away. My MacBook pro is sitting in the corner and I haven not missed a beat Glad I haven not bought it and got it For FREE, my cousin received his ipad 2 for free too lol. The web address, if I remember correctly, was: freeipad2giveaways.info

        March 2, 2012 at 7:18 am |
    • Jason

      "A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference."

      –Thomas Jefferson

      January 9, 2012 at 10:55 am |
    • jerry

      Your president ran on hope and change and bashed President Bush for many of the things he now does in mass...he is what he is and you bought his snake oil salesmanship...so sit up straight and take it like a man, if you can. The obama hype experiment is over, the real thinking voter has his number and the voting of last fall proved that... obama and many of the GOP who have not done what the voting public want will go to the curb this fall. Amen!

      January 9, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
  21. Roger

    Great Pic!

    January 9, 2012 at 9:18 am |
  22. jean2009

    When all is said and done, remember Bo is riding inside the vehicle not strapped to the roof.



    You can tell a lot about a person by how they treat their pets.

    January 10, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
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