Annual White House Easter Egg Roll
April 25th, 2011
01:57 PM ET

Obamas kick off action-packed Easter Egg Roll

Washington (CNN) -– With the Easter Bunny at their side, the first family opened up their backyard to 30,000 people from all 50 states for the annual action-packed Easter Egg Roll on Monday.

As Colbie Caillat sang the national anthem, President Obama appeared on the Truman Balcony overlooking the South Lawn with the first lady, their daughters Sasha and Malia, and his mother-in-law, Marian Robinson.

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soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. christian

    Oh Obama, look into this part of the website for the conflict history in the Ivory COast. Look past its criticism of you and into what every Ivory Coast citizens knows and so do most Sub Saharan African knows as they watch Recolonization take place. Is every African mother suppose to believe that her child was placed on this planet to serve and be inferior to others on this planet. Are we, Africans to pay the price for everyone desires. Please read this link and look past its criticism of you and into the facts that are.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:19 am |
  2. christian

    Hey, Obama

    This is what your boy Ouattara in the Ivory Coast is up too. Sequestering Gbagbo's mother for questioning to influence "her son". This is her arrival at the Golf Hotel. Ouattara's HQ. Oh by the way, check out the compilation of some of the a.t.r.o.c.i.ties in the link below as well



    May 3, 2011 at 4:11 am |
  3. Adelina

    American Christians' sacrifice will touch the end of the earth. We are all reci pients of bene fits from some other people's sacrifice. The grati tude ultimately and absolutely leads to God and His Son Jesus. Both as a nation and a creation, America that forgets God and in dulges in immorality is worthless.

    April 27, 2011 at 1:59 am |
    • Adelina

      For the above comment, I had to cut up several words in order to dodge the moderation radar.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:02 am |
    • I_get _it


      I commend you for your tenaciousness in finding the trick word (I think it was probably 'grat.itude' that was the sticky one there). It is such a difference from HeavenSent, who just paranoidly accuses CNN's "mod squad" of picking on her. You have a good mind. It is a shame that you allow it to take you to such nasty imaginary places so often.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:15 am |
    • Adelina

      @I-get-it; don't assume the HeavenSent above is the original Christian one. The Bible is the most realistic place to be. That's why Christians are the wisest in all things and combat evil the best. In realistic ways. Atheists are futile dreamers.

      April 27, 2011 at 3:36 am |
  4. Jeanine

    Adelina, you are obviously having problems with your translation soft-ware.
    If you can't read English and can't figure out anything despite hundreds of people giving you undeserved help, then you should just stop posting here and go over to the Sesame Street website. It's more your speed.

    April 27, 2011 at 12:57 am |
    • Adelina

      Jeanine, I try to let Americans know what non-Western, non-English-speaking Christians think about secular America. You should thank me for my honesty free of the stupid American political correctness. Secular Americans are the most evil, stupid species that can rank only with the ancient Israel at its end of her days. Learn US history and other history a bit, please.

      April 27, 2011 at 1:38 am |
    • Adelina

      Jeanine, in saying this, I love America. I always will. People should never forget the good things others did for them. I pity American forefathers now that they had to die in order that their children can accomplish this present immoral idiocy at all.

      April 27, 2011 at 1:43 am |
  5. Adelina

    Eggs are a symbol of a new, different life. Out of the round oval ball, a live chick comes out. Our world is filled with great wonders that symbolizes the supernatural life of Jesus.

    April 25, 2011 at 11:17 pm |
    • The Bobinator

      Here is the proof that you can convince yourself anything if you're selective enough to ignore the rest.

      Tell me, how is painting the eggs relevant? What about the chocolate bunnies? How about the easter bunny, how does that relate to Jesus?

      April 26, 2011 at 8:20 am |
    • Mjollnir

      They color the eggs because...er...they have nothing better to do, I don't know. Even when I did this, it made no sense. I think a lot of stuff from the pagan celebration of the spring found its way into Easter.

      April 26, 2011 at 9:24 am |
    • Adelina

      Bunnies re produce themselves the most. The symbol of strong life. Coloring is fun and it is art. It was very good that Europeans gave up the stupid meaningless paganism and started celeb rating Jesus instead.

      April 26, 2011 at 9:48 am |
    • Adelina

      My lengthy explanation got blocked again and I wasn't sure what words became the cause. I hope CNN would cease this meaningless censorship. They should block blasphemies and dirty words instead. I think news media must not have agenda other than telling facts.

      April 26, 2011 at 9:51 am |
    • HeavenSent

      Adelina, most of the non-believers that post on this rag site do work for CNN. Not only do they censor what Christians write, they throw our posts wherever they want instead of posting them where they belong.


      April 26, 2011 at 1:36 pm |
    • Adelina

      @HeavenSent, thank you. I admire you for keeping your name in the midst of such huge abuse. Something I can never do. It's all right. I appreciate CNN for letting me post at all, though I heard they are liberal.

      April 27, 2011 at 1:50 am |
    • Adelina

      @HeavenSent, I don't think most non-believers here are working for CNN. They are way too stupid and manner-less to be hired by CNN, except a few such as Q.

      April 27, 2011 at 3:42 am |
  6. And this is religious?

    And this needs to be on the religion page of CNN because....?

    April 25, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
    • BG

      ...it's either this or CNN has to talk about Terry Jones' First Amendment rights being quashed in Dearborn...

      Easter eggs are pretty, aren't they, CNN? Know what you can do with your Easter eggs?

      That's right...

      April 25, 2011 at 6:48 pm |
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