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Tue Jul 22, 2014, 08:16 PM

Was With A Crowd Cheering As Obama Arrived in Seattle Today!



Okay, I wasn't down at the airport (that's a file pic), but saw the live coverage of the plane as it landed and it seemed like it would never stop and...

And...

But finally! Wah-lah!

Obama did his trademark confident skipping down the stairs to the roars of...

Of...

Me and some people at store where the television was on. They also showed him shaking hands in a tiny crowd there to greet him, as the news noted the security there, and we commented what a hard job he has that turned his hair grey.

There was some footage of people with signs and I asked, 'Are those welcome signs or protest signs?'

The people there said they hoped they were welcome signs. That's when things got more animated.

Tthe talk went to chances of Democrats to win more seats, the prospects of which was exhilarating to all of us.

We were just a group of women who'd never met before from all walks of life, countries and ages, all rocking with our president being in our town!

Loved the comraderie! Yeah!

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Reply Was With A Crowd Cheering As Obama Arrived in Seattle Today! (Original post)
freshwest Jul 2014 OP
Aristus Jul 2014 #1
babylonsister Jul 2014 #3
freshwest Jul 2014 #6
sheshe2 Jul 2014 #2
freshwest Jul 2014 #5
sheshe2 Jul 2014 #8
IrishAyes Jul 2014 #12
sheshe2 Jul 2014 #14
babylonsister Jul 2014 #4
Cha Jul 2014 #7
sheshe2 Jul 2014 #9
Cha Jul 2014 #10
IrishAyes Jul 2014 #13
sheshe2 Jul 2014 #15
IrishAyes Jul 2014 #11
Tarheel_Dem Jul 2014 #16
sheshe2 Jul 2014 #17
freshwest Jul 2014 #18
sheshe2 Jul 2014 #19

Response to freshwest (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 08:47 PM

1. Glad you got to see him.

BTW, 'Wah- lah' is more traditionally spelled: Voila!

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:06 PM

3. Yea but, wha-lah has a certain down home

panache of its own! I like it!

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:29 PM

6. Yes, I bet you know the accent my mind said it in! Thanks!

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Response to freshwest (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:05 PM

2. Oh my dear freshwest.

You could almost reach out and shake his hand!




President Barack Obama gets in the motorcade after arriving at Boeing Field in Seattle on Air Force One. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2012/05/president-obamas-plane-has-landed-at-boeing-field/

Oooh so great that you could share that with other like minded women~

One of these days I will meet that man!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:23 PM

5. We also noted 'The Beast' and I said it's transported in advance of visits, same car everywhere.

Saw that on thread about his visits to other nations. It's a very special vehicle.

P. S.: And those look a lot like the Secret Service agents I saw on TV in that second pic! We talked about them, too.

Thanks for sharing it!


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Response to freshwest (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:37 PM

8. "The Beast" is a real beauty...

It keeps him safe, freshwest!

And... when I first started to read your OP's title, I thought OMG you were on site! Good one my dear.







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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 10:27 PM

12. Really love that top picture.

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Response to IrishAyes (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 10:29 PM

14. LOL~

Me too!

Irish~

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Response to freshwest (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:07 PM

4. Thanks for sharing the enthusiam! Love it! nt

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Response to freshwest (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:34 PM

7. How fun for you and all in your crowd, fresh! So glad President Obama has come to

your neck of the woods. A face in the crowd in Seattle..


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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:46 PM

10. Mahalo, she.. I love that shot too.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 10:29 PM

13. The little girl he's holding in that picture

looks as if she's thinking, "Haven't I seen you somewhere before?"

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Response to IrishAyes (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 10:32 PM

15. Yup!

That caption works for me too.

Irish~

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Response to freshwest (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 10:22 PM

11. This is what we live for. Hope that our nation can be saved.

I like being in a friendly crowd too.

State elections here are in August, and the nasty anti-everything-Obama attack ads are flooding the airwaves. Since the JRT Brigid chewed the tv remote, I have to adjust controls manually. She probably figures she's already done her part, so she refuses to help further.

Anyway, the point is that I can't so easily avoid the nasty ads, but I keep the volume low anyway - and I've found ad time's a good opportunity to drown that stuff out with a peppy civil rights song or something of that nature. So far it's working.

Grrr - I might never again enjoy the crowd scene you described, but I'm truly delighted to hear about them from elsewhere. Isn't it such a warm feeling?

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Response to freshwest (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 11:02 PM

16. You lucky dog.




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Response to freshwest (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 11:34 PM

17. Kickity... Kick Kick Kick!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #17)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 11:53 PM

18. It was another good day... Busy week here. Not hot anymore, either...

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Response to freshwest (Reply #18)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 07:40 AM

19. We turned hot as of yesterday.

Only suppose to last a few days. Before this I haven't really needed to even turn fans on. Beautiful summer so far.

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