All photos by Pete Souza – see more here (including captions)
WTG, Theo! Left you a message about Mercury in the Gobble Gobble thread…. With a link to a wonderful astrologer… Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks Pamela (and Dudette). I got your message, and responded. I’m definitely going to check out that link to the astrologer!
Thanks Theo! Happy Thanksgiving!
Wonderful! For anyone who has never really felt astrology has much to offer, I highly recommend a sincere look at it again. This is an ancient science, all of our calendars are based around it, and those Magi? The 3 Kings, Wise Men, well, they were astrologers! Modernity likes to sweep that fact aside, but there is much to be gained and a broadening of thought forms to be had in studying the psyche! Try it, you’ll like it!
Hope springs eternal…
Two Anchors at a Fox Affiliated Station Resign on the air, citing unbalanced journalism shar.es/GSgei via @sharethis— Bharat Manghnani (@bmangh) November 21, 2012
Apparently it’s a shared Fox/ABC station, but wow!
Video here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2236355/Two-news-anchors-stun-viewers-quitting-local-Fox-affiliate-station-live-air-clashes-senior-management-unbalanced-political-news-items.html
I will say WOW too! I wish this country would pass the legislation like Canada and get rid of Fox “news.”
Is there a Fox News in Canada?
No, because Canadian law prohibits lying on air. Murdoch tried to get the law changed, failed, and decided not to branch out there.
Canada would not allow FOX into the country. They have laws against lying on the air…..what about that!!!!
Darn! Congratulations, Theo and Dudette.
There’s enough good cheer for everybody today!
It’s okay Bev! You’re Thoroughly-Terrific-Third!
Chips, what about the pictures of PBO’s sexy feet and gorgeous toes??!!!!!!
Added, especially for you Lisa!!
Chips you did it again!!
Ha ha! Chips is ON it!
Gracias, Chips! You know how i love seeing every little bit of PBO I get the privilege of seeing.
That’s the best one…
Here ya go, love!
Even the tiles say "Ahhhh" as his bare feet glide across them. He's the most interesting man in the world! http://t.co/1OEsR9n2— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 21, 2012
The best caption ever!
Even his feet are pretty. Are we sick?
My love for him comes from a pure place.* There is no sickness here. Only love, sweet love!
*okay, there’s the occasional side trip to naughty-town, but I bring it back home to the good & decent, right?…
RIGHT?!! [say, "right" dammit!]
Whatever you say.
Hahahahahahahahaha……suuuuure…..whatever you say.
As in, “yeah, right?”
Your tweets in the “most interesting man in the world” series are hysterical!!!
Very few breaks in the schedule today … hope you are all doing well …
Dear @Messina2012 Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family. Encourage you & PBO to mobilize his 23+M Tweeps to press Boehner on Jobs & Taxes!— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 21, 2012
Yes We Can
Love you Bob! Happy Thanksgiving, Twitter King!
Thank you Dudette!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!
Many, many thanks, Friend!
Dear TOD: First of all, here’s the Politico Breakfast interview with Jim Messina: it’s interesting, now history, and I’m not sure it’s been posted in its totality here. http://www.c-span.org/Campaign2012/Events/Politicos-Playbook-Breakfast-Series/10737435977-1/
Second, My thanksgiving is flooded with gratitude for what goes on here, for your spirits and your hearts and your brains,
silliness and seriousness . . . . . you’re my best of all company. Thank you so much. We create democratic community with outstanding
values here . . . it’s all here for us. Chipsticks: thank you. Forward xoxoxoxo
The breakfast Politico interview that was televised on C-SPAN was very informative. Messina said that by or after the Inauguration next year, the OFA entity and what and how they will be utilized going FORWARD would be well known. The tape is about 58 minutes. It was great stuff. He didn’t say much about Twitter…..which is also what you would like the Team to utilize, right?
Yes, Nena, extensively. What President has ever had 23+Million supporters instantly contacted and readily mobilized to move on any issue. It is a major resource if it is utilized skillfully.
And not to fold on social security or medicaid!
NEW THREAD!! repost Stepen Spielberg compared Obama’s 2008 campaign to the 1965 Rolling Stones
Woot! Tweeted it!
Genius Obama campaign mgr @Messina2012 spills secrets: Spielberg told me to "blow up" 2008 campaign: youtu.be/pqQxBlAufGA— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 21, 2012
Dudette how to post tweets v/ video link on your twitter account like you did above im not seasoned in wordpress? Would make life eaiser……
Watch the video on youtube (click the Youtube logo in bottom right corner of video and it’ll open to new tab or window. On the Youtube page where the video is playing, look beneath the player and there’s a Share button. Click that button and it’ll opens up a box with the direct URL for the video. Copy that and paste it into your tweet… voila!
ok Im 5 beers in but this seems doable at my current state of mind may call you for backup! Thnx
Could post the rest of the interview? People here would probably find it very informative. I saw it last night.
full interview http://www.c-span.org/Events/Obamas-Campaign-Manager-Reflects-on-the-2012-Election/10737435977/
Thank you very much.
Dear @BarackObama Happy Thanksgiving to you & the family. Deficit shrinking rapidly bit.ly/TcFyXu & Boehner's cornered. Yes We Know— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 21, 2012
Jonathan Chait absolutely destroys John Podhoretz and his post election spin to his right-wing followers http://t.co/nZwjwI4r
That’s a great takedown.
That was bloody brilliant. Conservatives really live in a delusional bubble; especially conservative writers who think their words and articles pre-election about a Romney landslide suddenly disappear into some invisible universe post-election.
I hope there will be afew more pictures of the First Family at the shelter. . Also I hope some one is listening to Hardball talking about these states which want to secede from the U.S. with the black President. The white guy up there said we need to call it just what it is racism.
If Hardball and his Co were being factual…..why is it that NOT once did Chris Matthews or whomever say that in 1886 or thereof, seceding from the Union was deemed Unconstitutional. If those people in these states know what are in the Constitution, then the exercise displayed by Hardball was Bull Puckey. Lincoln fought to Keep the Union. SC found out the hard way when they wanted to secede. These hateful idits are just that…. amusingly telling tales as fools…..full of sound and fury, signifying Nothing.
If our side had lost, I can only imagine what they would be telling us and what we can do. Okay, here’s what I think, if you don’t want to be part of the United States any more because we have a black President, then get the first one way ticket to whitest country you can find and move there. You will not be missed. Not one dam bit.
I have a feeling my people would have been told to go back to Africa.
When I get a chance to rebutt these haters. I always say to them. That they have an option to Self-Depart…..departure. They can not secede, but leaving USA on a jet plane, Via boats, ship, road or by walking……USA would never stop them. It is their right, their choice. I have yet to get any push back after this little tutorial.
The barefoot photo not withstanding, I just love the photo of the President and SOS Hillary holding hands with Aung San Suu Kyi.
I also love that photo of the three. To me it has huge world significance. We CAN do this, we can find peace, we don’t have to kill each other!!!!
In all the photos of President Obama’s recent trip, it looks like all went to great effort in preparation for his trip—–I noticed new flower plantings everywhere etc.——and quite a sight with all lining the streets in uniform clothing to welcome his arrival. I think I heard that Thailand PM singing “I’ve got a crush on Obama”. And interesting and colorful tree arrangement in The Shirt photo. Didn’t notice it right away. I was distracted.
Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!
I'm thankful for so many blessings, including & particularly .@TheObamaDiary fam youtu.be/hdd_n26bTZs Happy Thanksgiving!— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 21, 2012
She was a Ron Paul supporter, don’t want to listen to her.
She switched at the end. I give her points for that. Still a good song.
To whom did she switch too?
PBO. She even tweeted her support….I thought.
You’re saying she came on over to the right side.Well I didn’t know that.
Please tell me am not the only one admiring and starring at his feet for —- minutes. God please help me this is an unhealthy obsession.
We are all doing that. That is one of the reasons there is a TOD. We can express our love without fearing ridicule.
Oh wise & noble Princess Vicki! Thy doth speaketh TRUTH!
I keep going back for another peek…
you are not the only one. however, i think it is a healthy interest!
here in hawaii, we do check out each other’s feet. the more natural they look, the more time you have likely spent barefooted. that is a sign of beauty–your feet show you have been in close touch with sand, the sea, the leafy paths. and that means you are healthy in body and spirit!
Obama mocks Romney’s gifts comment in one last shot at him during turkey pardoning http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/obama-mocks-romney-in-thanksgiving-turkey-pardon
@finneyk GOP's attack on #AmbRice finally opens for scrutiny their lack of robust investigation of GWB & Condi Rice's Iraq WMD Lies. #Karma— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 21, 2012
God bless Jesse Jackson and Jesse Jackson Jr. and their families. I hope he finds his way out of the dark tunnel he finds himself in, I have been through many dark tunnels in my life and to this day I don‘t know how I got through them, I hope he can find comfort within himself. I remember Jesse Jackson in the early days fighting the good fight when others were silent, I remember him leading the protest, I remember him marching for the poor when there were no cameras. At the end of the day, a man’s good deeds will almost always outweigh his bad deeds.
President Obama is a Pied Piper of kids the world over, isn’t he? They all seem to love him.
This ones for anniebella!
Well thank you dudette, I used to love Sister Sledge, and this song. How nice of you.
Sly was good too.
Ok madame got the share copy/url part into tweet but how do I paste the whole tweet w/ white border and video onto the TOD? Remember I have just finished my 6th beer now…
Probably a better way, but here’s what I do: After you send the tweet, click on the Details link of the tweet. It opens a page with the full tweet text and whatever media you included. When you have the Details page open, go up to your browser address bar and copy the URL of the tweet. Then paste that puppy here in your comment.
Drink responsibly, dear!
Ahhh…my Bay Area homeboy! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family my liittle D.J. Don’t know how much I will be around this evening…gotta get turkey and sides started for tomorrow, but I know you’ll keep the party goin’ for anyone who shows up tonight!
Thanks Dakota, Darling! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours too! Enjoy! I’m actually off to throw some pies in the oven in a bit. So it’ll be a tad mellow in here.
Dear @SenatorReid @NancyPelosi Happy Thanksgiving to you & your families. Only real 'Cliff' is Credibility, not fiscal. Push the GOP off it.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 21, 2012
Mmmmm, sweet potato! (Capital Area Food Bank, Washington, November 21) http://t.co/8j1tQLEd— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) November 21, 2012
My inner tree hugger: Why is it packaged like that? Isn’t that wasteful?
and silly. potatoes come with their own wrappers!
Chipsticks when you get the pictures of Paul Ryan and his family visiting the food bank be sure to show them to us. I am waiting.
Bwahahahahahhaha, this killed me!
Don’t remind me of sweet potatoes. I have a sweet potato sad. I offered to bring whipped sweet potatoes as my contribution to our Thanksgiving din——because I had discovered this delish dish at the Fresh Market deli. I was considering presenting them as homemade as a little Thanksgiving trick—–or if my conscience started to pester me—-just fail to mention they weren’t homemade. So I waltz into the store yesterday to purchase my homemade offering—-and alas!—–all the smart people had pre-ordered this delicious discovery and they were out, no more available pre-holiday. Sooooo—–we are sweet potatoless for our din and it’s all my fault. Sob. And—-my Indy son in law is cooking for the first time ever, which should be interesting. My youngest daughter, his newish wife, inherited my culinary skills, so he has bravely volunteered. Forward.
See if you can find sweet potato pie (even frozen) and take the stuffing out of that.
or switch the recipe up and use whipped carrots or pumpkin instead.
Pool reporter @susancrabtree posts photo of Pres Obama helping out at Capital Area Food Bank today. twitpic.com/bf8bdh— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 21, 2012
You’re still living the shirt!! (Me too!)
This is an interesting article. I’m not sure I agree that Netanyahu did himself any favors by forcing a volatile situation in the Middle East, and creating a situation where President Obama had to continually express his support of Israel – even in the face of 150 dead mostly innocent Palestinians. But, the rest of the article has good analysis on the positioning of all the players out of this conflict. Netanyahu has probably further isolated Israel in this battle, and eroded more goodwill.
This #Thanksgiving many still struggle w/ #Sandy aftermath youtu.be/6pYy1ze7Vv4 PLEASE GIVE .@RedCross rdcrss.org/XD5IJQ— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 21, 2012
will you help this drunk out halfway to mission accomplished got the youtube video into tweet need to know how to post full tweet w/ video here at TOD do I just copy my whole tweet and paste it then hit post comment?
just realized you already responded If I had just scrolled up!! Stella Artois best beer everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Okay now, you’re making me thirsty! [throat parched...agh!]
Thanks btw will drink another beer for you in your absence
My fave too. The best.
Remember the folks who were hurt by the storm Sandy. Thanks dudette for reminding me and all of us. Say a prayer and if can donate a little something to the Red Cross.
Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving Dudette! A Very Happy Thanksgiving also to all the members of TOD family. Today I am very, very, thankful to hear the news of ceasefire between Israel and Palestine. I hope one day the senseless violence between the two peoples, which has accomplished absolutely nothing for more than half a century, will end.
Finally, just wanted to give you, Dudette, a major shout out for humanizing this place with your marvelous music selections that capture the essence of what it means to be human. The last selection from Bob Dylan meant a lot to me because I have family members that are still going through hardships because of Sandy.
Applied Nanotech to develop lightweight, cost-saving hydrogen fuel tanks, improving vehicle fuel efficiency bit.ly/Xt9TI5— Energy Department (@ENERGY) November 21, 2012
Obama. in that shirt. Pic #9.
***fanning myself furiously***
Obama's Win: Why Some Africans Cared theroot.com/views/obamas-w… via @TheRoot247— itjustcomes2ez2me (@kanerane2001) November 18, 2012
I could be wrong, but I think the President's happy to be home http://t.co/BosfU9zn— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) November 21, 2012
Yup he’s quite happy that he’s back home- and so are we!
Great photo of the most photogenic president ever in the history of time!
He’s looking at me!
Good grief! Bring on the turkey!
@bmangh Okay, but um, that last part? Yeeeah…ah, too late!
twitter.com/Dudette9t9/sta…— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 21, 2012
Backstory to how Obama spearheaded the ceasefire starting on the 19th abcn.ws/WkFRQy— itjustcomes2ez2me (@kanerane2001) November 21, 2012
From Merchant of Venice?
First the Shirt, then the FEET. Too much for this old lady to take in.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
Such pretty feet…
I don’t have the foot fetish. But I like all his other parts.
Are our little toes still evolving out of existence? Remember that from some class. I just checked—mine is still there—-”and this little piggy went wee wee wee all the way home.”
dotster, that whiskey goes in the pecan pie, not in the cook!
What a beautiful family. http://t.co/zxGeyUcZ— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) November 21, 2012
That was when the turkey started gobbling his excitement about his remarkable Good Luck pardon. He knew he was a lucky, lucky boy.
Before 2009 I always thought the presidential pardon of the turkey was the silliest fucking waste of time.
But now I love it!!!
Ahhh…..I see them laughing at Mitch McConnell’s cousin.
Today I'm #grateful for dear friends & loving family! Time After Time (Tuck & Patti): youtu.be/UZC8J5oX1pg— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 21, 2012
What a sweet video, what a sweet woman with a sweet voice! And what sweet and comforting words!
To our troops, airmen & sailors far away from home this #Thanksgiving I'm #grateful for you! youtu.be/7KbdIl57zL4— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 21, 2012
Off to thow on the apron and get to work! Au revoir, mon petits frommages!
[yes, I know it's "cheese"]
@BuzzFeedAndrew here u go anybody made this photo into a meme yet? this seems like "deal with it" part II barackobama.tumblr.com/post/351498536… …— itjustcomes2ez2me (@kanerane2001) November 15, 2012
here are a couple of maybes…
I remember seeing the first one that was after he shut down Reddit!
For those of us of a certain age: Happy Thanksgiving! | WKRP "As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly": youtu.be/lf3mgmEdfwg— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) November 21, 2012
My favorite show – just introduced it to my children – and my favorite episode, or maybe that’s the phone police, or “Speed Kills, Dell”, or any episode with Dr. Johnny Fever. And maybe Venus Flytrap…
Would LOVE to have the original episodes with the original music on DVD.
Yeah, I was watching it on Hulu or Amazon Prime and because of royalty issues they couldn’t use the original music so they substituted some generic tunes. I was disappointed, but it’s still great. I did read a good story about the theme music. I spent every week trying to figure out the words (not the opening tine – the closing one). “The closing theme, “WKRP In Cincinnati End Credits”, was a hard rock number composed and performed by Jim Ellis, an Atlanta musician who recorded some of the incidental music for the show. According to people who attended the recording sessions, Ellis didn’t yet have lyrics for the closing theme, so he sang nonsense words to give an idea of how it would sound. Wilson decided to use the words anyway, since he felt that it would be funny to use lyrics that were deliberate gibberish, as a satire on the incomprehensibility of many rock songs.” They could have told me!
Is it me, or is Malia taller than PBO?
It certainly looks like it. I’d bet money she has on flats. Maybe she’s standing on higher ground or something. Yikes.
More like the angle of the photographer or the camera lens.
Not yet. She is either 5′ 9″ or 5′ 11″. Her mom is taller than Malia. PBO is 6′ 2″ or 6′ 4″.
Malia and Flotus are now both around the same height at 5′ 11. PBO is 6′ 1.
Both are really tall gals. I have a gr. daughter Sasha’s age who would appear to be a little shrimp next to her—about 8 inches shorter. Malia looks like she’s going to be 6′ or taller. I’m not sure where all that height is coming from. Both Barack and Michelle are fairly tall, but none of their ancestors look to be very tall.
I’m 5’9″ and I’ve always wanted to be taller. My daughter is 5’11″ and I’ve always taught her to stand tall, because she’ll be the person everyone sees when she walks into a room…which suits her fine because she loves attention! LOL! Love you sweetie! Happy Thanksgiving!
Let’s see if this works.
Never mind, go here: http://mediacast.realgravity.com/sharing/abd3f6b0-4082-012f-2a8c-12313d00d151/f830ef43-30ff-425f-b630-c96a63148424.html
The real “war on Christmas” is waged by Fox News to scare everyone.
Love these pictures! President Obama is building up a lot of goodwill for America around the world especially in places that other American presidents have neglected/ignored. Positive karma!
Salazar joins U.S. & Mexico delegations for historic Colorado River #water agreement ceremony: on.doi.gov/UTQqyF— US Dept of Interior (@Interior) November 20, 2012
water agreements are a major issue in the southwest. kudos to pbo’s team for making this happen!
the place to go for a thanksgiving that has everything~
Awesome Redditor says he graffitied over a swastika with the "Windows 95" logo. reddit.com/r/funny/commen… http://t.co/7U8AjiWp— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) November 22, 2012
There are horrible people out there and then there are awesome people; and the awesome people keep renewing our faith in humanity one good deed at a time.
.@GlacierNPS has countless awe inspiring views & this one is no exception. instagr.am/p/STpqw9gu5r/— US Dept of Interior (@Interior) November 21, 2012
Isn’t that pretty?
President Obama talks on the phone with Egyptian President Morsi in the Oval Office, Nov. 21 (Photo by Pete Souza) http://t.co/rbXLBH2E— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) November 22, 2012
New post everyone:
CSPAN: AN INFORMATIVE AND BRUTALLY HONEST 2012 ELECTION RECAP (David Plouffe and Steve Schmidt)
Washington, DC – Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Chief strategists for the McCain and Obama campaigns in 2008 discuss the outcome of the 2012 campaign at the University of Delaware Center for Political Communication.
David Plouffe, senior adviser to President Obama and 2008 Obama campaign manager, and Steve Schmidt, McCain 2008 chief strategist, join Ralph Begleiter, University of Delaware Center for political communication director and former CNN correspondent, for a discussion on the aftermath of the 2012 election.
This is a long presentation about an hour and a half with question and answer segment at the end. If you don’t have time to listen to the entire broadcast, try to listen to the first 30 minutes. I especially found Steve Schmidt’s analysis of the problems with his party very refreshing. I don’t expect anyone in the party to listen to him, but he says what needs to be said about the damage the loons and wackos are doing to the GOP.
Happy Thanksgiving to the USA, especially our wonderful sisters and brothers here at TOD. You have earned the best ever Thanksgiving Day because you re-elected the best ever president in the universe. Thank you for sharing him and his beautiful family with us, the rest of the world.
This Friday, I will be hosting my colleagues at work for lunch. I call it my ‘President Obama’s Re-election Victory Celebration’. I am keepimg a promise I made to them that after POB’s win (I had no doubt about that) I would treat them all with lunch. If you recover from tomorrow’s sumptuous meals, and you can find your way to that little gem in the Caribbean Sea called Montserrat, feel free to join us.
Love you all
Hail out to Montserrat from Trinidad. By the way, my gynaecologist is from Montserrat. Enjoy your thanksgiving treats. And, Yes we did,thankfully….in the spirit of thanksgiving,of course.
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