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Light the Skies

8:10: The Fourth of July Celebration Entertainment and Fireworks at the White House

White House Live * CBS


173 Responses to “Light the Skies”


  1. 4 dotster3
    July 4, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Macy’s 4th celebration on NBC announced a “special guest appearance by President Obama”, which I assume is a taped message.

  2. 5 LDS
    July 4, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Working the night shift again, Layla?
    Congratulations…….again.

    • 6 Layla
      July 4, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      Thanks LDS. No my night shifts start again tomorrow! So, I can enjoy my evening with you nice people…

  3. 8 Mellesia Barnett
    July 4, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Congrats Layla on 1st

  4. 9 utaustinliberal
    July 4, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    They are both so stunning.

  5. July 4, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Congratulations Ms. Chipsticks on today’s milestone and millions more. :grin: This is from a letter George Washington wrote to the Roman Catholicks. They must have written him a congratulations letter on becoming our First President. Someone posted the link early today. Proud to be a Leberal!
    As mankind become more liberal they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protection of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations in examples of justice and liberality.

    http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/letter-to-the-roman-catholics/

  6. 15 GGail
    July 4, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Ok folks where are the fireworks???? The White House feed says “beginning shortly”…

    The sun is still high in the sky here in Los Angeles and it’s 86 degrees outside

    I’m almost out of Cheesy Puffs!!!

  7. 20 dotster3
    July 4, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Desert blush——-that’s the color of Obama’s shirt. I swear. That’s a wrap on the Big Color Dispute.

  8. 38 Mellesia Barnett
    July 4, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Streaming has started

  9. 39 GGail
    July 4, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Aaah, there’s people and music on now!

  10. 40 utaustinliberal
    July 4, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Woohooo…it’s FUN at the white house. I remember when they had The Killers. Good times.

  11. 43 dotster3
    July 4, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    President Obama made his big appearance at Macy’s 4th celebration. He danced and sang and told jokes—-hope you didn’t miss it!
    (taped message)

  12. 45 amk for obama
    July 4, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    people getting shirty about the shirt. Guess the kenyan muslin couldn’t leave it alone.

  13. 49 dotster3
    July 4, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Cher looks just like she did 40 years ago. I remember when I first heard “I Got You Babe”, running immediately to the record store on Division St. in Chgo to buy it—played it millions of times—that little 45. (mr. dotster was mean and said ‘don’t put a needle in her face, it might pop)

  14. 52 Dakota
    July 4, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Well, the ribs are perfect as well as the chicken. Blood Orange mojitos…scrumtious! Just wish I could find some hot to die Louisiana hot links in New Mexico! A Capitol Fourth starts in a half hour and we’re watching Independence Day in the meantime. Happy, relaxed 4th. Hope everyone’s was great.

  15. 55 amk for obama
    July 4, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Already 10,000 over 20 mil hits ??? Daymn. I gotta leave this place.

  16. 59 forus50
    July 4, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    If that was a women’s shirt it would be “dusty rose”.

  17. 69 Nena20409
    July 4, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    This band is quite good. I must confess, I am not aware of them.

    • 70 Mellesia Barnett
      July 4, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      They are called FUN

      • 71 Nena20409
        July 4, 2013 at 8:49 pm

        Thanks Melissa. I am going to listen to them and get a flavor of their music. They were either on SNL or on Stephen Colbert……?

        • 72 Mellesia Barnett
          July 4, 2013 at 8:56 pm

          I remember them being on SNL and the guitarist in the green shirt is the boyfriend of the actress Lena Dunham

  18. 73 Nena20409
    July 4, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Seriously did it just get dark now?

  19. 74 yardarm756
    July 4, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    When does the real music start?

  20. July 4, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Yummiest. . .

  21. 105 anniebella
    July 4, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Just about time for the fireworks, isn’t it.

  22. 107 vcprezofan2
    July 4, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    This is the second time this evening that my Firefox browser has crashed and had to be restarted. What’s with that? Never happened to me before, so who knows how much longer I’ll be floating along in the village. Is this a sign my laptop is aging?

    • July 4, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      VC, be sure you have the most recent version of Firefox and then go to Preferences and clear all cookies (button to view cookies and do so is on the ‘privacy’ tab) and then clear cached web content (button to do so is on the ‘advanced’ tab). Then, reboot your laptop. If it happens again then you may soon need to purchase a new laptop once you’ve had someone check it for you.

      • 109 vcprezofan2
        July 4, 2013 at 9:21 pm

        Will try that when I’m signing off, thank you, Bfr. (Bfr) Don’t want to jeopardize things as it’s working right now. (Of course, even as I plan to try that I remember the last time – a couple weeks ago – when I fixed things and ended up having to uninstall Firefox for a week. Uninstalling was my superior solution. I figured if I ignored Firefox for a whole week it would be eager to be reinstalled and would thus comport itself in a top notch manner.)

  23. July 4, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Salmon, pink, amaranth, whatever. All I know is that I have the same colored shirt as PBO, so I WIN!

  24. 124 dotster3
    July 4, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Neil Diamond can’t sing any more. But people don’t care. I love him and all his songs.

    • 125 daisydem
      July 4, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      Ok … I am (or at least used to be) a HUGE ND fan … and I say he really never could sing that well (compared to other singers especially) BUT (and this is a BIG BUT … no one can sing a Neil Diamond song like ND. They can cover them to their heart’s content, but no one sings a Neil Diamond song as well as Neil does. I am …. I said.

  25. July 4, 2013 at 8:59 pm

  26. 134 forus50
    July 4, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Yikes, not so sure about this band. Maybe it’s just this one song…

  27. 135 Nena20409
    July 4, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    You can’t always get what you want…….. ;) It looks like FUN knows about the Color/Colour debate at TOD…….The Fun continues…….. :)

  28. 138 anniebella
    July 4, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Isn’t it time for the fireworks?

  29. July 4, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Truly hope @FLOTUS or someone on her staff or PBO’s is lurking and sharing while laughing their butts off …. we all know PBO wore that shirt to needle the #NEWSTAINERS fully expecting Ms Greenspan to spend an hour on the ‘pink (or whatever) shirt scandal’ tomorrow …. :D :D :D :D :D

  30. 142 Mellesia Barnett
    July 4, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Tonight we are young, so we set the world on fire>>> I love that song

  31. July 4, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Okay, my guests better get here soon. A) I’m hungry, and they have the food. B) I have alcoholic mixology to perpetrate.

  32. July 4, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    PBO’s shirt color is Hospital Pink. Case is now officially closed. Anyone who tries to re-open the case gets to spend a weekend with Snowden & GG on yacht in a deserted island!

  33. 148 GGail
    July 4, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    There are the FIREWORKS!!!!! OOOOOooh!!!

    I have another 3 hours before darkness out here

    • July 4, 2013 at 9:20 pm

      So, I live beneath the flight path, so no official fireworks. My neighbors, however, don’t give a shit. I get the best fireworks show just sitting in my back yard.

      • 150 GGail
        July 4, 2013 at 9:27 pm

        I know LL! And I have to get up at 5:30 in the morning to go to work. I probably won’t have a very restful night tonight with the “hood” fireworks LOL!!!!

  34. July 4, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    PBO just sent a text saying to enjoy the damn fireworks and stop worrying about his shirt color, and that it’s none of our business.

  35. 155 GGail
    July 4, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    It was a beautiful fireworks display over the WH…..and not a bad one here on TOD either :lol:

  36. 156 dotster3
    July 4, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Sweet Red Georgia Clay.

    • 157 GGail
      July 4, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      dotster3 – I know Georgia clay – and that ain’t it – sorry :shock:

      • 158 dotster3
        July 4, 2013 at 9:41 pm

        Pretty close though, right? Or has my memory failed me? I only know sweet red Georgia clay from driving thru the state and entertaining mr. dotster by pointing it out and saying “sweet red Georgia clay” multiple times.
        Anyhoo—-worth a try.
        How ’bout Cantaloupe?

      • 159 Dudette
        July 4, 2013 at 10:34 pm

        Thank you neighbor. It is sooooo not Georgia Red Clay. I’ve scooped so much of that off my clothes, I know it well.

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  38. July 4, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    I loved watching the fireworks on my biggish computer screen in the dark room! Great display! I always used to go to the fireworks in Detroit, I think the third biggest display in the country! However I hate the music they played! Have I used enough ! yet ?! I love to hear the pops and bangs and just looking at the fireworks is wonderful – no distractions! However when they played the Sousa piece at the end, FANTASTIC!!!

    I was in DC for the 4th in 1970 on a field semester from college. We went down to the Washington Monument – the Beach Boys were supposed to be performing so it was a pretty young crowd. Then we found out they had cancelled the Beach Boys – too radical and hippy – and had Bob Hope instead. Naturally, the natives got a little restless and upset and…out comes the tear gas!! We decided to leave at that point. The Greek girl, daughter of a Greek Embassy official, was very..um..impressed with they way we celebrated the holiday!

  39. 167 forus50
    July 4, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Yea for guns! We need more guns! Freedumb. And the 4th of July weekend is just beginning.

    http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/15-Shot-As-Holiday-Weekend-Begins-214275491.html

  40. 168 amk for obama
    July 4, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Gunnite folks.

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  42. 170 Jovie
    July 4, 2013 at 9:51 pm

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