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    President Barack Obama greets actor Robert DeNiro and rock musician Bruce Springsteen at a reception for the Kennedy Center Honors recipients in the Blue Room of the White House, Dec. 6, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    1. Christine McClintock Hudspeth 64 months ago | reply

      Great capture of the subjects. You can see the sheer pride in Bruce Springstein's face. The classic look in Robert DeNiro. Which is always fun to see. The noise of the picture could have been edited out, or the photographer could have waited for the woman to pass, otherwise perfect. Love the beautiful tree...and of course the President.

    2. magnus_lauglo 64 months ago | reply

      I really like the Christmas tree too.

    3. deniseolrich 64 months ago | reply

      Great composition especially with the colors of the ribbons around their necks and the tree ornaments - perfect!

    4. edjane obama 64 months ago | reply


      Your photo is Glorious!

      This is a Glorious Photo!

    5. FloridaFliss 64 months ago | reply

      Love the expressions... yep, like kids at Christmas... I guess I would be like that too...

    6. Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 64 months ago | reply

      “The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it.” -H.L. Mencken

    7. Jazzguy3170 64 months ago | reply

      Here are three guys I'd like to have a beer with.

    8. Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 64 months ago | reply

      Rights are of no cost to anyone else

      My freedom of speech costs you nothing. Your freedom of religion costs me nothing.

      The liberal error; confusing needs with rights; confusing positive and negative

      What liberals tend to do is to believe that they can "create" rights out of needs and then demand those rights from the government in the form of services - such as for health care. The liberals’ major mistake is that they not only misunderstand what rights are but they also misinterpret rights as "positive rights" - in other words, that the government has an obligation to provide a particular right to each citizen.

      For example, we have laws against crime, and in the past there have been times when citizens have sued the government because the police didn't arrive in time to prevent that crime. While you have a natural right not to be harmed, there is no right to expect that the government will prevent you from becoming a victim of a crime; the government is not at any fault or liability in this instance.

    9. Christine McClintock Hudspeth 64 months ago | reply

      To Happy New Year 2010:
      Why is it that some people just have to label everyone else. Your freedom cost someone something, I promise you. The tone you imply by your rant makes you sound entitled. I am so sick of liberal bashing and name calling. If you are not a liberal, then don't tell us what we think, what to say, and what we are all about. You do not have our perspective and should not imply that you know how we view the world.

      Rights are my guarantee by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and NOT YOU! We are in power now, my suggestion. ADJUST.

    10. klickitat50 64 months ago | reply

      I love looking at this photo.

    11. Beth Wales 64 months ago | reply

      To Christine Renee McClintock:

      It's Christmas, so let's try to forgive "Happy New Year 2010".

      She really tries hard to be some sort of Republican missionary on this stream, although most people of that political persuasion are probably quite embarrassed by her cut and paste efforts.
      But it's the only time she posts something which is grammatically correct and with it's proper spelling.

      And the links she often posts are quite illuminating and amusing.
      Adjust- ?? I'm afraid it's far too late for her to do anything that involves such a compromise.

    12. Christine McClintock Hudspeth 64 months ago | reply

      Hi Beth,
      I find "Happy New Year 2010's" constant out of context rants inappropriate. I do not find her illuminating or amusing. She must be an E.D.P. When I go to comment on a picture, I have to scroll past many of her rants to make an appropriate and in context comment.

      If she has nothing nice to contribute she needs to find somewhere else to vent. This is not the place. Perhaps she needs to start her own blog. This is not the place, and it is disrespectful to the President and Mrs. Obama, not to mention the photographers.

    13. Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 64 months ago | reply

      Beth, please try to remember I am NOT HERE FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT, I am here to take you out of your zombie state of destruction ....tee hee

      I spread the news to zombies on many Progressive Liberal blogs and some are waking up to the destructive nature of Obama and his czars of shadow government. The shadow government is going DOWN!

    14. magnus_lauglo 64 months ago | reply

      Very cool watching the Kennedy Center Awards last night - some of the covers of Bruce songs were pretty original. I liked Mellecamp's take on BitUSA much more than I thought I would.

    15. jdog1063 64 months ago | reply

      Yo! Bruce, Bobby, I hope you guys didn't mind that my dressing room is the only one allowed with a star on it in the White House.

    16. zack riesland 64 months ago | reply

      The look on Deniro's face makes this so classic....

    17. Spenser.Cat 50 months ago | reply

      Circle of Trust!

    18. 87.A 8 months ago | reply

      very cool!

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