17
Jun
12

Michelle Obama at Oregon State

I’m not sure what time Michelle Obama gives her commencement speech, but coverage of the ceremony has started here

Back in a while.


127 Responses to “Michelle Obama at Oregon State”


  1. June 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    HA! utaustin and Hachiko are taking Jonathan Capehart to task on his dislike of one of PBO’s brown suits :)

  2. 7 desertflower
    June 17, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Congrata to Cheryllou AND Hopefruit…who had the fast fingers on the last thread after Chips said to come over here:) Nice touch, hf !

  3. 13 vcprezofan2
    June 17, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    ‘Congrata’ CL! :lol:

  4. 14 Bill R.
    June 17, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Lovely. Flotus in my home state. U of O is my alma mater. My brother attended Ore State. I live nearby in state capitol of Salem.

    • 15 susanne
      June 17, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      isn’t it a lovely feeling, having one of the first family nearby? enjoy!

    • 16 Obama Grandmama
      June 17, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      Bill R-
      I live in Grand Ronde, OR. I’m about a half hour from Salem. My late husband graduated from OSU and I from PSU. I like that Michelle’s brother is coach here. Also like that there are people from all over the world here as well as from close by.

    • 17 nathkatun7
      June 17, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      Well, well,Bill R, nice to see a fellow U of O graduate. I also have friends who went to Oregon State U.

  5. June 17, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Happy Fathers’ Day to all TOD Dads, POTUS, and caregivers.

  6. 19 criquet
    June 17, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Can we help Krystal Ball get this?

    • June 17, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Watch Cupp get it? Bain is behind her 100%!

    • 22 Linda
      June 17, 2012 at 6:04 pm

      Good Gawd….Toure and Cupp ?

      Are they serious ?

      • 23 Bill
        June 17, 2012 at 6:09 pm

        With either one of them their ratings will be lower than CNN’s for that hour.

      • 24 theo67
        June 17, 2012 at 6:12 pm

        MSNBC exposes their real agenda every day – they can’t honestly think that Toure (full of himself, know-nothing) and S.E.Cupp (know-nothing GOP tool) can present informative information to an audience that is supposed to lean Democratic? There’s only one person on that list that deserves a show, and that’s Krystal Ball. However, I love that she gets a lot of cover all over MSNBC and CNN. It would be a shame to lose a valuable advocate at this time.

        Case in point: I used to think that Alex Wagner was a good, knowledgeable advocate as a pundit (although, I have to admit that I didn’t really see much of her while I was boycotting MSNBC, so she might have been just as pathetic as she is on her own show). But, as soon as she got her own show, she became a Valley Girl who pandered after her Republican guests. I have watched her show (partially) probably three times, and had to turn it off to preserve my health. Look at what’s happened to Melissa Harris Perry.

        • 25 jacquelineoboomer
          June 17, 2012 at 7:43 pm

          I was looking for the right name for how Alex Wagner “changed,” and you hit it with “Valley Girl,” theo67. So goofy and pathetic, and won’t take down a Republican to save her soul. No offense to valley girls, by the way! I’ve noticed Alex then changes back when she’s on Martin’s show or Rev. Al’s show, and matches up her responses to their leads. Again, like a Valley Girl!

          • 26 theo67
            June 17, 2012 at 11:22 pm

            Yup – she has shown that she can provide useful, complex analyses when she wants to, but somehow she thinks it’s cute to act silly. With so much at stake, it’s really irresponsible. I often wonder if the President and his staff sometimes wonder why it seems that they’re the only ones taking all of this stuff seriously.

    • June 17, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      Wow——that should be a No Contest for Ball. She is smart, well-informed, clear and well-spoken, doesn’t play games. I don’t see how either of the other 2 could even be mentioned as possibilities. If msnbc announces that S.E. Cupp is “the fairest of them all, bestest in all the land” (most like Joe Scarborough and Andrea Mitchell), it will be an indication there was no sincerity in the audition. Toure—-no, often off the mark, does not project credibility, would not buy a used car from him, would turn away viewers.

      • 28 HZ
        June 17, 2012 at 9:52 pm

        I really hope that Krystal Ball gets it. She is very smart, knows the issues, speaks up for the president and she knows what he has done. She is a fighter, IMO and I believe that the rating will do well, if she gets it. Plus she is nice on the eyes. HZ

  7. June 17, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Doing the happy Father’s Day dance in honor of my O dads! It couldn’t be a better getting up day for TODies! To all you father’s daddies, uncles, granddads, surrogates, mentors, and Bumpa (what the grans call the hubby), have a great day. Politics aside, it’s so nice to have a great dad leading this nation. What a fine role model on so many levels.

    My political take away today is, keep in mind that 45% of voters will vote repub, 45% will vote Dem, it’s the 10% squishy middle, in 10% of the 50 states who will decide this election. Our job is to do phone banking to those states and/or talk to any undecideds we meet about the job PBO has done for them.

    • 30 Bill R.
      June 17, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      And… get our people to vote, turn out. Or here in Oregon, put the stamp on the envelope and send it in.

  8. 31 Linda
    June 17, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Book TV is interviewing David Manansis….right now.

  9. June 17, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    tweet by Axe:!

    “Mitt finally does Face the Nation. Judging from evasive, vacuous answers, next stop should be Dancing with the Stars!”

    I LUV this guy

  10. 43 vitaminlover
    June 17, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Am loving First Lady Obama’s shoes!

  11. 44 Bill R.
    June 17, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Glad to see that Greece has not voted to send themselves and Europe over a cliff. That will help world and U.S. economy overall. Romneybots doubtless were rooting for the leftists in Greece.

    • June 17, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      Reported on ABC News as “will help President Obama’s re-election chances”. I was really surprised to hear that. Not used to that kind of honesty or positive Obama statements on any news broadcasts.

  12. 46 desertflower
    June 17, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Mitt’s busy getting that RWNJ lingo down. Pathetic asswipe.

    SCHIEFFER: “[W]ould you repeal [Obama's immigration] order if you became president?” …
    ROMNEY: “This is something Congress has been working on, and I thought we were about to see some proposals brought forward by Senator Marco Rubio and by Democrat senators, but the President jumped in and said I’m going to take this action … [H]e was president for the last three and a half years and did nothing on immigration. Two years he had a Democrat House and Senate, did nothing of a permanent or long-term basis. What I would do, is I’d make sure that by coming into office, I would work with Congress to put in place a long-term solution for the children of those that have come here illegally.” …

    “democrat senators” For someone that went to Harvard, he’s slipping.

  13. 47 desertflower
    June 17, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    MSM and others constantly say that PBO issued an EO. He did not. THIS is what he did…

    http://mediamatters.org/research/201206160002

  14. June 17, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    The Commencement reporting has started at the link CC gave. Background information being shared while officials etc march in

  15. 52 desertflower
    June 17, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/06/undoing-citizens-united-dark-money

    In the end, all these avenues need to be pursued, and here’s why: As Paul S. Ryan of the Campaign Legal Center told MoJo’s Andy Kroll, the right “recognizes something that few on the left recognize: that campaign finance law underlies all other substantive law.” In other words, no matter what you care about—climate change, abortion, taxes, net neutrality—it all comes back to who pays for our elections. Need a more selfish reason? Because the 1 percent have bent the system to their advantage, America’s median household income—your income—is $40,000 lower than it would have been had incomes continued to keep pace with economic growth. Conversely, as the rich get richer, throwing six-figure sums at presidential campaigns is just like tipping for good service. Snake, meet tail.

  16. June 17, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Well, PBO must be leaving home right about now, on his way to Mexico. Marine One just flew over my house toward the city. I was able to maintain composure and decorum this time. I heard it approaching from inside the house….I did a quick make-up and a tousle of my tresses…then ran out on the deck to wave good-by. Don’t know where the other three Marine One ‘coptors are. Maybe they took a shortcut.

    • 54 isonprize
      June 17, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      cookemom, I’m SURE he noticed you! Really, you were perfectly coiffed for the occasion.

      ( Never mind that the blowback from helicopter blades can striaghten out an afro hairstyle!! :lol: :lol: :lol: )

    • 56 forus50
      June 17, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      Hey cookemom they must be taking a different route today as they usually fly over my condo on Lake Shore. Missed them. :(

      • June 17, 2012 at 6:59 pm

        I’m near Ohare Airport. I saw 4 of them flying together in formation Friday evening. I assumed they were going to park there until time to leave. I’ve had my ear out for them every since (very distinctive sound). When I heard the one, I thought the others would follow, but no, off they went into the wild blue yonder in a different direction. They must usually stay at Midway , cause this is the first time I’ve ever seen them.

        • 58 forus50
          June 17, 2012 at 7:22 pm

          Hmm. I thought they usually parked Air Force One at O’Hare and then Marine One brings them to the city. Yeah I’m about 5 blocks north of Michigan Ave so Marine One usually flies right over as is turning west heading to O’Hare. I’ve seen them pretty much every time they’ve been to Chicago – this is the first time I haven’t heard or seen them. Maybe he hasn’t left yet?

      • 59 vcprezofan2
        June 17, 2012 at 7:09 pm

        Had YOU done your ‘quick make-up and a tousle of my tresses’ in anticipation? Poor thing….maybe next time. :grin: :grin:

  17. June 17, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Uh oh—–looks like 60 Minutes is trying to do a hit piece on Pelosi. Something about her and husband’s investment in credit card co. Just saw the introduction, looks like she is hitting back.

    • June 17, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      Looks like they’re trying to nail all congressional leaders—-just caught Boehner in a lie—-stemming from the wealth accumulated by members of Congress as they’re serving—–from access to inside info——stock purchases, IPO’s etc. Congress not subject to conflict of interest rules.

    • June 17, 2012 at 7:19 pm

      I am mitt Romney and I approve this message.
      You gotta wonder, just who the hell us leaking this stuff, or providing opposition research?
      And why isn’t our side doing it?

      $$$$$$$$$$

    • June 17, 2012 at 7:33 pm

      This was a good expose on what was going on before PBO signed the bill to make it so they can’t use non-public info to trade stocks. All but Pelosi were Repubs who were featured. Even with Pelosi they said that the credit card bill didn’t even get to the floor for 2 years afterward and was defeated. Her husband gained nothing This was not a partisan hit job on Dems. This was no leaking of information. It is something that has been criticized for some time and finally got the attention it deserved. We complain about bad journalism, then compalin about good journalism. I for one am glad it was featured, people need to know what PBO and the Dems are doing to protect them.

      • June 17, 2012 at 7:49 pm

        I agree it was a good expose’—–liked that they again made clear the corrupt shenanigans of that scumbag Denny Hastert—-and Boehner looking way less than believable in his lie—– but did you hear President Obama getting any credit? I didn’t hear his name. I can’t swear to it because I was trying to scurry around in the kitch, but I didn’t hear any mention of PBO. And they made it sound at the end like there was still something wrong with the bill, some important omission.

        • June 17, 2012 at 8:44 pm

          they said that the bill was signed into law by the president in april. i did not get that bthere was an implication that somethingwas wrong with the bill that was signed. they indicated that it didn’t include putting a stop to the corporations from being legally able to give congress critters stock. this was good journalism.

  18. 68 forus50
    June 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I’ve been searching through Chip’s blog for 2 hours now looking for POTUS when he wore a tan suit before. Obsessions ike this are not good lol.

    • June 17, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      He wore it for the…umm…er…whatjamacallit not too long ago. It was an affair outside I think….about 127,624 threads ago.

      • 70 forus50
        June 17, 2012 at 7:43 pm

        Yeah, I thought it was about a month ago for something honoring the police. On a weekend…it’s like looking for that difficult piece for the puzzle!

        • 71 carolyn
          June 17, 2012 at 7:51 pm

          Yes, he wore it on the honoring policemen day, about two months ago. There was quite a bit of discussion at the time, both pros and cons. I like the suit, and I like the look. I mentioned that in a sea of blue, the President had to be easy to see for the Secret Service, and he was.
          You know, I’d like to see him wear a white linen suit some hot day……like Ricardoo Montalban on Fantasy Island. He would look great in that! He probably won’t, he’s pretty conservative in clothing.
          However, white suits used to be the norm on hot days in the U.S. When my mom and dad got married in 1937, my dad and his best man both wore a white suit, and my dad wore a white suit for his college graduation. Dark wool suits were just too hot in days before air conditioning.
          Yes, that light suit was exactly right for a friend’s late afternoon wedding. He looked elegant, as always, as did all of his women.

          • 72 forus50
            June 17, 2012 at 7:55 pm

            You’re absolutely right Carolyn. My Dad wore a white suit in the summer and he looked most handsome in it. I was trying to figure out if this was the same light suit at the Jarrett wedding as the one he wore the day honoring policeman. For some reason it looked so much better today and I’m thinking it actually might be a different one. He probably needs a couple for going to Mexico!

      • 73 taiping1
        June 17, 2012 at 8:35 pm

        It was for the police officers. Everyone else was in blue.

  19. 74 Sharon
    June 17, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I am finding this Maraniss book interview immensely interesting. His basic thesis is to thoroughly the people he came from and then (particularly in Chicago) how he reinvents himself (something that all of basically do according to Maraniss), but the incredible differences between the families makes this a particularly great story. He is saying nothing at all negative–staying pretty objective.

    • 75 Linda
      June 17, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      I am watching too…..

    • 76 anniebella
      June 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      I just have said to myself that the only books I want to read about the Obamas are the ones Barack and Michelle writes after they leave the White House. That is just how I feel.

    • June 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      Where did you see this? Someone said Book TV, and I checked and it was a 2010 interview with Maraniss as he was researching the book in Kenya. They kept asking questions about his father’s womanizing, and I wasn’t clear what that had to do with Obama—–nothing at all in my mind——-his father had zero presence and zero influence in his life—–and so I moved on quickly.

    • 78 lisalovesobama
      June 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      What station?

  20. June 17, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    No- it’s because the kOCHS hate it!

  21. 80 JER
    June 17, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    President Obama’s departure from Chicago – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

    • 81 forus50
      June 17, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      Thanks JER!

    • June 17, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      He’s just about to take off in AF1 – thanks JER :)

    • 83 anniebella
      June 17, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      Good Lord keep our President safe and sound as he travel.

    • June 17, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      WOW! Thanks JER. I was watching the take off, then figured I would see it since I’m so close. Sure enough, within a minute after take-off there it was! Airforce One directly overhead, heading southwest, low enough to see the markings, but not louder than me. PBO waved a sign out the window that said, ‘catch you later cookemom!’.. Then I saw what may have been an F15 escort, but not sure.

      • 85 vcprezofan2
        June 17, 2012 at 8:36 pm

        Cookemom are you a writer? I’ve noticed over months now that you have such a beautiful, creative imagination, especially as it relates to PBO and you. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  22. June 17, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    This is a beautiful picture!

  23. June 17, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Chris Wallace- GW Bush allowed the prosecutor to interview Him in the Valarie Plame incident. Do you think this President will do the same?

    Wait a minute Chris Wallace?
    He kept using executive privilege on all of His staff, especially Rove! Revision of History!

    • 88 jacquelineoboomer
      June 17, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      Jovie – I may be wrong, but wasn’t there some White House prosecutorial questioning of both W and Dick, from which no one ever heard the results? In any event, I do remember the executive privilege part for some of the staff.

      You watch Chris Wallace? (I used to, eons ago, but he’s no match for his dad in stature, that’s for sure, although he’s had one or two pivots into normalcy and truthtelling on FOX.)

  24. 89 Melanie
    June 17, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    FLOTUS just took the stage. Read somewhere she’ll be speaking sometime btw 7:45 and 8:30 ET.

  25. 90 forus50
    June 17, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Howard Dean: Obama’s new immigration policy is a brilliant move. I always liked this guy and I’m so so curious what happened that he wasn’t part of the admin. I thought it was Rahm who didn’t like him but then that info was from the decidely suspect Daily Kos. But Dean has been an excellent outsider “surrogate” and in fact was huge in staying on message during the health care debate.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3460_162-57454785/howard-dean-obamas-new-immigration-policy-is-a-brilliant-move/

    • 91 itgurl_29
      June 17, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      Dean was horrible during the health care debate. In fact, he was the most high profile voice demanding that the President “kill the bill”. I’m not at all a fan of his.

      • 92 forus50
        June 17, 2012 at 7:57 pm

        Really? Wow, I remember the total opposite. Memory must be going…

        • 93 0388jojothecat
          June 17, 2012 at 10:28 pm

          I remember Howard Dean saying that the ACA should not be passed because it did not go far enough……then he backed away saying if that’s all we can get for now we can build on it later. John Dean was like all the DKos empogs screaming PBO sold them out.

      • June 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm

        I think Howard Dean learned his lesson, unlike others. He believes in the best interest of the party.

      • 95 elo4obama/biden
        June 17, 2012 at 10:36 pm

        Yeah I remember him being an ass with his horrible emails from democracy for America. I asked them to take me off the mailing list. He did say “kill the bill” most loudly. We almost got nothing because of him! No public option, he wanted to kill it and that almos happened. He sort of limited his appearances since then, he did come around eventually.
        A couple of other times I was less than pleased with him. I could see why the president would have misgivings about bringing him on board. Of course Dean may not have been interested, preferring to play he outside. Anyway, my jury is still out on Howard Dean. Everyone has an ego,. and dissagreements are fine, in fact important. He has been a lot better though. Don’t blow up the party, and don’t through the president under the bus, cause this stuff is HARD!

    • 96 Cha
      June 17, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      I like Dean..thanks, forus. He’s not perfect but no one is..and Dean does ultimately think of America First.

    • 97 nathkatun7
      June 17, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      Howard Dean is an honorable man. I had differences with him over ACA, but I still respected him. He disagreed with the President on ACA without demonizing him.

  26. 99 forus50
    June 17, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Howard Dean is good on the talk shows:
    Meanwhile, Graham said the president’s move was purely politics, and pointed to the president’s super majority in Congress during the first two years of his term: “He promised immigration reform in his first year, 2008. He had 60 Democratic senators, a big majority in the house, and he did nothing,” Graham said.

    He added: “I think President Obama’s decision here is political, hasn’t fixed immigration, is breathtakingly getting around the law, and I think we’ll see by most Hispanics as too little, too late.”

    Governor Dean said “people like to see what the president did,” and shot back at Graham, saying, “What’s breathtaking is a Republican senator who had a hand in killing all the immigration legislation is now complaining that the president couldn’t get immigration reform through.”

    • 100 criquet
      June 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      This is a lie the Republicans keep pushing about PBO having 60 votes in the Senate in his first 2 years. In fact he had 60 sorta votes ( counting Lieberman,Ben Nelson and Bernie Sanders) for 49 days only. It was months before Al Franken was seated, Ted Kennedy and Robert Byrd were ill and often absent but kudos to them for coming out for important votes even ill. Then after Scott Brown and the defection by Arlen Spector there were still only 59 with a number of unreliable “blue dogs”.

      Additionally, PBO started his term in 2009 not 2008. These Republicans can’t help lying.

    • 101 desertflower
      June 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      The GOP LIE about Dems having a majority for 2 years…complete and utter BS

      http://blog.reidreport.com/2011/07/myth-of-progressive-majority/

      Not to mention, the Dream Act was voted down….3 or 4 times…for for him to say that they President did NOTHING…again, utter BS. In fact, he said pass it, and he’s sign it! They are insulting the intelligence of any American that PAYS ATTENTION to their antics!

    • 102 utaustinliberal
      June 18, 2012 at 12:19 am

      BOOYAH!

  27. 103 jacquelineoboomer
    June 17, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    There’s a Twitter hashtag #ThingsToShoutAtObama (mostly lighthearted, after that awful reporter yelled out during his statement) and somebody tweeted a threat to the President, and folks are RTing it to the Secret Service. So very sad and scary to see. Let’s all think good thoughts for our President, and say a silent prayer.

  28. 104 anniebella
    June 17, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    FLOTUS is speaking now at the OSU commencement.

    • 105 Melanie
      June 17, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Incredibly passionate commencement address. Bet we’ll hear some incarnation of that speech at the DNC in Sept.

  29. 106 amk for obama
    June 17, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Hollande party wins majority in French parliament

    French President Francois Hollande’s Socialist Party has won enough seats in parliamentary elections to form an absolute majority.

    With final results still to be declared, the Socialists look set to win between 313 and 315 of the 577 seats in the National Assembly.

    But former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP has seen its share fall from 304 to an estimated 214 seats.

    It gives the president strong backing for his tax-and-spend programme.

    These results mean the Socialists will not have to rely on the support of the Greens or far left to push through their plans to hire more public workers and refocus EU fiscal efforts away from their emphasis on austerity.

    ///

    In one of the most closely watched constituencies of La Rochelle, Mr Hollande’s ex-partner, the former Socialist presidential contender Segolene Royal, was beaten by a dissident Socialist candidate.

    ///

    Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen lost her race in the northern constituency of Henin-Beaumont by what appears to be a small margin, but her 22-year-old niece, Marion Marechal-Le Pen, is thought to have won in the southern region of Carpentras.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18471239

  30. 107 amk for obama
    June 17, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Good one.

  31. 110 anniebella
    June 17, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    FLOTUS just finishing speaking, and she was great, i thought she was almost going to shed afew tears when she was talking about her Dad. Love and respect that woman so much.

  32. 112 lisalovesobama
    June 17, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    OMG! Miche had me tearing up when she was talking about Dad. I wanted to hug her when she got emotional. She’s so sweet. What will we do when she leaves public life in 2017? Also, loved how intimate her speech was. So beautiful.

    • 113 anniebella
      June 17, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      lisa, I don’t know either what we will do when she and POTUS leave in 2017. But let us just work our butt off right now to help POTUS get re-elected, then we will look forward to the the next four years of President Obama and First Lady Obama. And not even think about 2017. you don’t want me to tear up do you?

      • 114 lisalovesobama
        June 17, 2012 at 8:33 pm

        I know right? I started to get sad over something that won’t happen for another 4 years! :roll: I am a ridulous fangirl! {{SMH}}

      • June 17, 2012 at 8:36 pm

        annie, I don’t know what we will do in 2017! But I will work my butt off to ensure that FLOTUS remains our First Lady for another four years. We need her. The country needs her.

        • 116 anniebella
          June 17, 2012 at 9:24 pm

          hopefruit2, dam right the United States of America need President Obama and First Lady Obama for 4 more years. If I had my way he would be able to run again in 2017.

    • 117 LadyTNT
      June 17, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      Me too Lisa. I was like, “Oh, lawd, now I’m about to cry!” I loved her message of living a rich life. Her 3 points to leading that life was really informative and inspiring. I’m going to apply that to my life now.

  33. 118 Ceb
    June 17, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Just finished watching and listening to Michelle’s speech at OSU. It was very personal and heart-felt. She wove many remembrances of her father and her family’s life with her homily. Near the end she was rather choked up; as we all know, she adored her father and still misses him so much. The fact that this is Father’s day made much of what she said that more poignant

  34. 119 lisalovesobama
    June 17, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Miche has left the building!! Love her soooooooooo much!! I feel like a ridiculous fangirl! :lol:

  35. 121 Sharon
    June 17, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Someone earlier asked about the Book TV interview. This is on C-Span 2. A regular feature throughout every weekend. It is two and a half hours long with a ton of video taped interviews from all parts of the world. Even has one of newly elected senator Obama talking about his book at a book event in 2004 (or 5). Also there a number of additional interviews online. It will be repeated at 1am ET. Will also be available to be viewed online. Maraniss comes across as a true historian, impartial and searching in the context of cultural (not psychological) aspects. Then meshing them all together. Well worth seeing.

  36. June 17, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Doesn’t Kolchak the Night stalker work at the Daily Caller?
    I used to like that Show, when I was a Kid!

  37. 123 0388jojothecat
    June 17, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    OT: Friday my neice graduated from elementary school and I was surprised as well as the parents and students, that President Obama awared them with a letter for selected students for their excellents and improvements in learning. The Principle read the letter to the students and parents and although my neice did not receive an award, I was so proud and so may happy parents and folks in the audience cheered the students and the president for acknowledging this school and the students.

    • 124 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      June 18, 2012 at 1:04 am

      That’s wonderful jojo. You must be totally thrilled! What a thoughtful and amazing President we have. I love how he is always encouraging the young ones.

  38. 125 Ines
    June 18, 2012 at 2:41 am

    I really love this woman. She has such a way with words and always deliver the best commencement adresses. I have saved them all in videos, audio, transcript. I listen to them everytime I feel like I will not get there and I will not success – on my way to become a doctor and lord is it hard sometimes and I feel like I am not good enough. Since she became a first lady, every single one of her commencement held an incredibly powerful message. She is such an inspiration and such a great Lady all around. Everytime she or President Obama appear, I just wish I was American so I could campaign, vote for them and tell myself that I belong to a country run by such incredible human being. (nothing like the stupid woman we currently have in France who is basically a crazy lunatic nobody who writes for a D-list/celebrity mag and call herself a political journalist….)
    Here is the video:

    • June 18, 2012 at 4:37 am

      Thank you for your words regarding our first Lady. Yes we are so grateful to have our current first Lady and President, but we are also the country that “elected” G.W. Bush twice and have 50 % of our country leaning towards Romney for our next president. We have our moments of greatness but we have our moments of “stupidity”. We here will work to keep our current first family in the White House, your support is much appreciated!

  39. 127 anniebella
    June 18, 2012 at 5:57 am

    Ines, thank you for your kind words about someone I admire just as much, Mrs. Michelle Obama.


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