Happiness is …. meeting the First lady
Michelle Obama hugs Jenika Headley-Greene during the graduation ceremony for Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet High School in Nashville
“…. and now he gets to call himself my husband”
Full speech (thank you Bob!):
…… with Dr. Jesse Register, left, director of Nashville schools, and Schunn Turner, principal
First lady Michelle Obama jokes with a student as she hands out diplomas during the graduation ceremony
I snuck in while everyone is busy with chores and errands on a Saturday…… ;>)
Congrats on #1, magapie.
Dr. Jill Biden’s commencement address yesterday was a big hit in your state!
Posting away on the last thread…
Hello, magapie, Congratulations! We seem to have the place to ourselves.
RT @SecretaryJewell: Just hiked in Vicksburg NMP in Miss. Powerful memorials celebrate our nation's history in a beautiful setting. SJ http…— US Dept of Interior (@Interior) May 18, 2013
She’s taken to the role of Interior Secretary with gusto. Nice!
Today marks the 33rd anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens. Here's a photo of the eruption from @USGS. http://t.co/8i5vccul1X— US Dept of Interior (@Interior) May 18, 2013
I remember that!
As I recall, the early 1980s were quite newsworthy (first space launched in 1981), and this was just an amazing eruption.
I’d heard of most of the big volcanoes in the Cascade range before, but Mt. St. Helens was a new one for me.
Thanks for posting!
Awesome. Fantastic. Brilliant. Perfect.
did you folks see this?
‘ When Marine Sgt. Ross Gundlach served as a dog handler in Afghanistan, he told the yellow lab who was his constant companion that he’d look her up when he returned home.
“I promised her if we made it out of alive, I’d do whatever it took to find her,” Gundlach said.
On Friday, he made good on that vow with help from some sentimental state officials in Iowa who know how to pull off a surprise. ‘
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/Marine-dog-reunited-in-surprise-ceremony-4526447.php#ixzz2TgRzd6lg
OMG. Turn on the water works.
Such a heartwarming story, should make all Iowans very proud of the people of the state fire dept. and the Elks organization.
Thank you so much for sharing here!
wonderful story, eh? the video had me in tears, too.
Bringing this over from the tail end of the last thread…
Can someone help me here? I’d like to post that letter or blog post from the Marine saying that of course he would hold a President’s umbrella. I know I read it but I can’t find it and my search terms are just pulling up a bunch of extreme right-wing baloney that I wouldn’t have believed existed had I not seen it with my own (now bleached) eyes.
I think this is the letter you’re referring to.
The best response EVER from a U.S. Marine about Pres. Obama and the so called "umbrella gate" wonkette.com/516692/guest-p…— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) May 18, 2013
IRS 'Scandal' Appears Nearly as Phony as Shirley Sherrod, Van Jones, ACORN 'Scandals' zite.to/14yTAJ2 via @zite— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) May 18, 2013
Great post Chiparoo. The joy on everyone’s face says it all. Her speech was one for the history books.
Oh UT, the top one is one for the ages, look at that joy!
Hiya Admiral. Gla ya finally caught up. I been up and at ‘em since 0600 hours. 8-0
0600 hours? Yardarm, at ease!!!
I am, with me rhum and coca cola!
Mighty relieved to hear it!!!
And it is so.
That’s one of the movie songs I considered to be a classic. There are so many good versions of it.
Yep. Me and you.
Thank you, oh Wizards of the Google-fu!! That is exactly what I wanted! I can usually find stuff but this eluded me. TOD= always reliable
So, Denmark won Eurovision Song Contest, musical equivalent of a GOP primary. Not a patch on 2012 Russian Grannies youtube.com/watch?v=WKNRGc…— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) May 18, 2013
Speaking of Eurovision…
We could bail icelands hair to help with the fodder shortage here! #finebittastraw #eurovision— Henry Healy (@henryhealy) May 18, 2013
Chips, did you see upthread a link to a local article about Dr. Jill’s commencement address yesterday? Google also indicates it’s on whitehouse.gov, but I’m busy catching up with TOD right now.
omg. I was actually thinking about this when I saw all those song videos posted last night. I was thinking “that crazy Chipsticks hasn’t posted that awful video of the grannies for a long time.”
Forussssssssssssss!!!! “Awful”??? That is one of the very great songs of our time – I am now on my 37th play after remembering it tonight. You should be ashamed!
And I’m so afraid you aren’t kidding about all that!
You know the really cute Granny in the video? I think she’s about 137. I dance just like her to that tune. Would you like me to post a video of me busting my groovy thing?
noooooooooooooooooooo. God no. I have a mental image of you that includes you being of sound mind and body which would be ruined forever by your granny dancing.
Here’s a glimpse:
That is too cute! G’on Granny with your bad self! LOL!
Thanks Hopefruit. Yardarm’s just joined me:
Oh WOW.. Who knew Mr. Yardarm had such moves?!?! LOL!
His toes twinkle Hopefruit!!
LOL – indeed. Sailor “Twinkly Toes” Yardarm!
lmao. I can see why japa is having second thoughts.
But now of course I have to watch the damn thing to see which one is the 137 year old.
The Grannies are back? I remember all the excitement over them last year – priceless!
Sadly Theo, they’re only back on TOD – in the outside world they seem to have disappeared!
What a shame!
I know it’s a thread late but I’m on a roll.
You auld romantic, you!!! Lovely, Yardarm!
Ssshhhh! Don’t tell everyone. You’ll blow my image.
Our secret, promise Shipmate.
PS For how long did you work on:
Not long enough I guess, huh?
I have one more late one, too, if I may… I completely couldn’t decide on a favourite earlier, but this one is definitely a top contender.
Ahead of it’s time in terms of interracial relationships.
As he worked hard to be!
One of my Favorite Movies and Songs. The 1st time I saw a VHS of this movie…..I paid $79.99 for it. 3 months or so later, I paid $29.99 for another VHS tape. Today I also have a DVD that I purchased for $20.99. I love To Sir With Love. I have the book and I watched the author on C-SPAN once. Brian Lamb or Peter whatever interviewed the author.
You’re definitely a fan with excellent taste!
I grew up with that song! Does that make me a fan with excellent taste, too?
good one theo, one of my all time favorites. Another one, to date myself a tad.. is the song from Billy Jack, One Tin Soldier: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qswm7lHp7oY
Wow. Another good one. I may be dating myself too, Sherijr, but I haven’t heard that one in a while.
funny thing, I almost watched it the other night- saw it skim through on Netflix.. then thought Naw- theres no way I’ll love it like I did at age 15
Four years ago …. going home. http://t.co/rIkB71U3Yh— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) May 18, 2013
My goodness…do they grow up quickly!
Thank heavens he’s had his family around him to keep him sane.
theo67, I agree
@Reuters It's the democrats fault even though it was a republican at the IRS???— Apollo1312 (@Jovie141) May 18, 2013
Is this what they r going 2 run on? All if them?
Susanne (and other west coasters), here’s information from last week’s Woods Hole discussion of the impact to the Pacific of the 2011 Fukushima disaster:
@arapaho415 @hgoldstone @DaveMcGlinchey Fukushima: An Update, @MIT_Oceans reports from last week's WHOI colloquium tinyurl.com/cbohngo— Oceans at MIT (@MIT_Oceans) May 14, 2013
And in the category of not good news:
U.S. fishing industry threatened as warmer waters cause some species to go elsewhere: bit.ly/Z4314Z #Climate— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) May 18, 2013
I’ve lived on the west coast my entire life, and have visited the east coast only for brief stints; I’ve been told by people who have sampled both Atlantic and Pacific fish that fish from the same species taste distinctly different, depending on whether they’re Pacific (cold water) vs. Atlantic (warm water); most people seem to prefer cold water fish (think salmon).
thanks, arapaho! even in hawaii, the preferred fish come from deep, colder water. by the time we have an active majority of americans working to combat climate change, i’m afraid it will be too late. fish losing habitat, drinking water sources drying up, oceanside communities displaced by rising water, etc etc. hard not to visualize a dystopian future.
You got that reversed mate. Atlantic fish are cold water while Pacific is warm. Vis-a-vis, true lobster are found in cold water and have pinchers. Anything else is nothing but a large shrimp.
Ahoy, Cap’t! (saluting now)
I think you’ve mentioned being stationed in San Diego for awhile (Desertflower talks about North Island), and that’s where I grew up.
My statement was misleading; I was thinking of Florida fish, and of course you should have known that (LOL).
I think all salmon live in cold waters, with the best known coming from Alaskan and Norwegian waters.
I was thinking of the west coast longshore current that originates in Alaska which makes the water pretty cold; even in San Diego it’s usually too cold to swim without a wet suit until August. The east coast current flows the other way, so their seawater at the same latitude is warmer.
Yeah. Is that why it rarely snows in Vancouver? The Japanese current runs through those waters and often the weather on that part of BC and southern AL is better than Chicago in winter.
Congrats on 1st magapie.
Chips, Thanks for sharing the inspiration that is FLOTUS.
@JonCarsonOFA encourage #PBO's 31M Twitter followers to demand #RestoreEXCLUSIVELY in 501(c)(4) & enforce it. H/T to @Messina2012 @Lawrence— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 18, 2013
@USTreasury Restore & enforce 'exclusively' in 501(c)(4). Audit all, alphabetically. TY. H/T @Lawrence cc @whitehouse @VP @vj44 @Pfeiffer44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 18, 2013
Let’s make that GOPer ‘scandal’ deliver them a universe size load of Karma.
Alphabetical is the ideal way to do the audit as no one can possibly claim ‘bias,’ though some #NEWSTAINER will do the pretzel thingy trying.
Yes We Can
Good read from an acquaintance of mine:
Gunmen, Robbery and Obamacare huff.to/19Evn5j via @HuffPostPol— Alycee (@jazziz2) May 17, 2013
A bit before some of youse time.
Bigger than an ocean liner, asteroid 1998 QE2 will zip by Earth this month
science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/… http://t.co/Nk6RDdgtPW— Apollo1312 (@Jovie141) May 18, 2013
Bigger than an ocean liner, asteroid 1998 QE2 will zip by Earth this month
science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/… http://t.co/Nk6RDdgtPW— Apollo1312 (@Jovie141) May 18, 2013
Worried about your #studentloans? You may qualify for a repayment plan that ties your monthly payment to your income: 1.usa.gov/16GhYN3— Federal Student Aid (@FAFSA) May 18, 2013
ALL Student loans are done this way in my world. You have to be earning a certain amount before you even have to start paying (& I know some folks who have never got there)
Chips, here’s the complete video ….
Bob, you are a Grade A treasure, thank you sooooooooooo much! Added it to the post.
Thank you, dear Chips
My god baby Maddie hanging out in NOLA with my mom& the fam. Don’t be jealous of her boogie!
Sorry messed up the link
My god baby Maddie hanging out in NOLA with my mom& the fam. Don't be jealous of her boogie! http://t.co/J6uUhnnsdc— Nelly B (@psddluva4evah) May 18, 2013
in an adorable outfit
Maddie has it ALL goin’ on. And she knows it.
Fixed the pic for you Lamh, Maddie is magnificent!!!!
how can we not be jealous?! this is the style queen of the summer, and it’s still spring! love her, and thanks for posting!
She be gorgeous, delightful, cute beautiful etc etc
She is so precious.
#Trivia Tuesday: How many processors does Argonne's IBM Blue Gene/Q #supercomputer Mira have?— Argonne National Lab (@argonne) May 14, 2013
Tuesday Trivia answer: Mira has 786,432 processor cores. To put that in context, your laptop probably has two. #computing #supercomputers— Argonne National Lab (@argonne) May 14, 2013
CBO estimates lower debt/GDP ratio under Obama budget than the White House's own estimate jaredbernsteinblog.com/cbo-says-presi…— Rob Cohen (@Rob_Coh) May 18, 2013
But, but, but, UmbrellaGate, AP, IRS, BENGHAZI, etc, etc, etc……Hmm?
If Elephants can Fly…….
You forgot Meetings Or Golf With Or Without Women-Gate.
Has this been posted today?
"Black Mound of Canadian Oil Waste Is Rising Over Detroit" (company controlled by Koch bros) nytimes.com/2013/05/18/bus… http://t.co/a7KDIY7Hi3— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) May 18, 2013
Reason number 54,898 that we in America’s second and third largest cities DO NOT want a Koch-owned newspaper.
Posted it this morning….but this should grab everyone’s attention a little more than just a link. Thanks! NEVER can post that enough
LovelyPlains and I share a problem with Google Chrome crashing on this site, which usually happens when there’s a lot of videos (I had the Afternoon Delight thread open at the same time as Rise and Shine.)
Did you see this from earlier in the week?
May 14, 2013
Majority Favor Same-Sex Marriage in Arizona
A new Rocky Mountain Poll in Arizona finds 55% of voters now favor legalizing same-sex marriage, while just 35% said they are opposed.
Majority now back same-sex marriage in Arizona
politicalwire.com/archives/2013/…— Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) May 14, 2013
ABC's John Karl: "The Great Gatsby was an excellent movie. Well, I didn't see it; I'm just going by this review the studio forwarded me."— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) May 18, 2013
“…and now they get to call themselves my husbands..” Says our Chipsticks, of Mr. Japa and Mr. Dotster….. when oh when, how long must we wait????
Don’t rush me Pamela, this is haaaaaaaaaaard!
Gol-ly, Chipsticks, I guess I just do not understand the complex considerations of it at all. You must forgive me. I am seldom impatient. I will try harder.
Hey @SpeakerBoehner: We demand you publicly reject the Heritage Foundation's treasonous plan that you sabotage the gov't for political gain.— Kennett Area Dems (@KennettDems) May 18, 2013
My Chgo daughter—tweet not important—-just noting xmas decorations at some bar they went to after Cubs game today. Smart, funny, a great gal, if I do say so myself. She just had me laughing so hard on the phone I actually fell off the couch. Knows everything about everything sports—-almost on Barack Obama level. We used to catch her when she was a little girl in her bedroom, in the dark, post bed time, calling sports radio—–to opine about the Chgo Bears. A gem.
Happy holidays @niseilounge http://t.co/UTrbB9zOym— Kelly Langan (@kscala2) May 18, 2013
I think I know which bar that is (I say that as a sports fan like your daughter!). It’s either Rebel Bar or Nesei Lounge.
Nesei Lounge. Impressive eye, forus! You know your bars!
lol I’ve been there a few times. One of my friends is part owner – it’s actually pretty cool – they try to be the non-sports looking bar in Wrigleyville.
Illinois passes a medical marijuana bill for Gov’s signature. I would like to know how it works as a weight loss aid. Seriously!! That’s one of the reasons a person would qualify. So, now I might just start eating that ice cream every night…
Probably works as an alternative to food – I never had weight problems when I was a smoker (nicotine type) – but my weight doubled when I stopped – a cigarette was the food alternative – or vice versa.
Agree on the cigarette but pot? That’s contrary to all conventional and non-conventional wisdom and evidence; as tested in trial tests by millions, young and old. Including our POTUS evidently.
I never tried it – got hooked on nicotine at such a young age I was petrified about trying any other drug – being a teenager of the 60s – my family will never believe me! Consequently, I’ve never looked at any trials/evidence or anything else.
I’m just assuming that anyone that is inclined to adding weight (me!) looks for an alternative to eating. No evidence of any sort – I just know nicotine was my food alternative.
I Remember You
I used to Like Sebastian Bach
Signed and FB’d. Muvva. (not you df)
Thanks Desertflower. I have signed the petition for the firing of Jonathan Karl.
Signed and emailed link to friends and family.
Well I’ve been commenting away on old threads – sigh. What a wonderful person is the first Lady. Here am I getting annoyed/angry and more about the GOP and the media and she carries on being the best FLOTUS the world has seen – concentrating on what is important and ignoring the trivia of the continual GOP lies.
Thank you for all the good news Ms Chips – and the 19 million – you will soon surpass the population of my country with your number of hits – next goal – the population of the US
“….. you will soon surpass the population of my country with your number of hits”
Thank you 99ts, LOVE having you here!!!!
Not nearly as much as I love being here
Another one of those waiting for the grandbabe days – I probably have to declare – grand babe has the No 1 spot in my heart – I will no doubt disappear at short notice
Hi #PBO @FLOTUS Challenge all moms & dads to speak & read 40 million words to each of their children before they're 3 y/o. @whitehouse @vj44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 18, 2013
(40,000, 000 words/365 d)/3 yr x 10h per day = ~ 3653 words per day
If you think that’s a lot of words, I can type easily type 60 words per min and typing is way slower than speaking. At 60 wpm, it would take only ~ 1 hour (not 10) to type 3653 words.
And, if you’d like to learn more about the fact that folk have been paying attention to this issue:
The real scandal in America is that we allow a few plutocrats and their political and #NEWSTAINER servants to have any influence whatsoever on our society.
BTW, I can imagine President Obama issuing a challenge to app developers to craft all kinds of cool ways to help mom’s and dad’s track the number of words they are speaking to their children and you could imagine the contests and prizes that could be offered to those exceeding various levels as well as way more innovative ways to have speaking and reading to infants become a national objective and source of pride for every parent.
i’m so glad it is now considered good parenting to talk talk talk to your baby! i used to get a lot of looks, wheeling my infant around in the grocery store, commenting on the various products. ‘now we’re making a biiiiig left turn into the frozen aisle. feel the cool air in this aisle?’ and also, ‘look at the pretty colors of the vegetables! here’s a green one, and a yellow one, and a red one….’
Susanne, from all that we are learning about the formation of the brain, post birth, by age of 3 children who have not heard a large number and large variety of words – and the speaking of words in a way that associates them with ‘things’ (images, objects, etc) – are severely disadvantaged.
The amazing thing is that it costs nothing to speak to infants, young children. In fact, one of the likely least costly ways to break the cycle of intellectual disadvantage is to have the moms and dads just speak to their infants. Very savvy folk have suggested instituting programs for teenage moms to teach them how to speak and read to their infants and challenging dads of those children to do the same – irrespective of whether mom and dad are married. You get the point. All we need to do is make this incredibly simple and yet totally profound message widely known – from the day your child is born, speak and read to them, all the time about all kinds of things (not just instructing them to ‘stop’ or ‘don’t’ or …. ).
Susanne – I used to do that – At times I felt like a complete fool – discussing the color of the soap powder packages – “Do you think we should buy the blue packet or the green packet” – but from birth to 3 children go through such a massive learning period – nothing else ever equates – they use all input – it is so important.
Errors above – should have been “3653 words per HOUR in a 10h day” Comfortable rate of listening – e.g., to an audio book is 150-160 words per minute. So, 3653 words per hour is a very modest rate of speech or a mom or dad (grandma, sister, etc) reading to an infant.
New post soon, and it will be one filled with personal pain
i caused it, didn’t I?
NEVER admit to anything MightyPamela – have you learned nothing from the expert – Jon Karl?
So, did you guys celebrate the 19 million-th hit without me?
Better late than never, I’m told, so I’ll say my congrats anyways.
*********CONGRATULATIONS, LADY MAYOR CHIPS , AND all the little/big CHIPADEES!!*****
YOU ALL HAVE BEEN DOING A WONDERFUL JOB!
CONGRATS TOO TO ALL TODOBOTS who have the good sense to know where the best bar for drinks etc hangout is on the web!!
Does anyone remember when the 1st million was – a year, two years ago?
Please add your name to get this piece of crap fired. Jon Karl not only did not validate the information given to him by some GOP congressperson or aide but then lied — stating that he had “obtained” the emails. For his big breaking news Diane Sawyer introduced him with (paraphrasing) “our own Jonathan Karl who has some disturbing news that seems to contradict what the White House has previously stated…”
If Jake Tapper hadn’t called him out on this, this would have catapulted into crazy land for POTUS.
Dear Tweeps, pls sign my petition to get pseudo-journalist JonKarl OUT of ABC. Thanks! change.org/petitions/abc-…— (@thepoliticalcat) May 19, 2013
Man. was Diane Sawyer nauseating, or what in that Rachel Maddow video that Chips tweeted (and it’s on today’s Rise and Shine).
I sent a response to @JohnJHarwood and @HowardKurtz (his media show on CNN still airs on Sunday mornings). We’ll see what good ol’ Howie has to say tomorrow.
@JohnJHarwood @howardkurtz Rachel's take on Jon Karl should give all echo chamber MSM food for thought (skip to end) mediaite.com/tv/rachel-madd…— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) May 18, 2013
Dan Rather was and still is a terrific Journalist yet, he lost his job for a factual report that had questionable documents……these people are wickedly twisted.
Exactly, Nena! And if I remember correctly, CBS hired President G.H W. Bush’s former Attorney General to investigate how Dan Rather and others relied on questionable documents.
Karl is a terrific journalist according to Harwood’s standards! Does not say much about Harwood does it……
Indeed, Gazelle! Unless of course both Jon Karl and John Harwood were in cahoots with the GOP who used falsified information to manufacture a scandal in order to bring down President Obama.
Everyone is entitle to there opinion, Harwood think Ed Henry, Chuck Todd, are great I’m sure, he even think John Harwood is terrific, but he is LYING.
IG letter to Geithner: Targeting not among top concerns – wp.me/p4HKM-1b3m— CNN Political Ticker (@PoliticalTicker) May 18, 2013
This is important, don’t forget these details as the righties make shit up.
When Will I see You Again
The Three Degrees
Goodness, can you imagine how that young woman with the FLOTUS feels. That hug is going to carry her a lifetime.
Very cool Pres Obama meme! Come on Teathugs bring it! #libcrib #UniteBlue http://t.co/KEKrB6jrAs— Becky Carrizales (@bcarrz) May 18, 2013
Too for words…..Love It
Love that, too. Also love the Maya Angelou quote on her profile page:
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Just stopped by to say hi after a very busy day and see a post about my absolute favorite non-related lady posted by me second favorite non-related lady. Couldn’t be better.
Just wanted to drop this off.
Karl is not unique. He is symbol of what is wrong with DC media. They are willing to ruin any respectability they had to do GOP bidding— john miller (@deaconmill) May 19, 2013
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