12:0 EST: President Obama delivers remarks at the Disabled American Veterans National Convention in Orlando. He will be introduced by the First Lady.
White House Live * CBS
Hi Layla. Congrats!!
Ty dear, hope all is well with you!
Hello Chips, ty for…you know what… Such a wonderful soul you are!
Waiting to hear my president and First Lady.
Exciting! Mornin all!
These people are simply beautiful. Front, back, sideways, every which way. They represent the best there is.
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive in Orlando http://t.co/zOTVfMpymp— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) August 10, 2013
FLOTUS looks like Malia in this pic. And I looooove yellow on her. So chic.
G’day, y’all. Our First Couple look so pretty and so happy. Right for each other, right for America! Have a wonderful day, everyone!
Good Saturday Morning Everyone on this Birthday Eve for me ;)
I LOVE FLOTUS hair and the Prez is looking mighty handsome as well. I wish them a wonderful, restful vacation.
Too cute!! Thank you Layla. I’ll re-play this one tomorrow ;)
Happy Birthday tomorrow, Baby O’Donna – and lots of tomorrows!
happy birthday, Donna.
That is so cute!
Happy Early Birthday Donna!! :-)
I got you on my birthday calendar for tomorrow, Donna Dem!! And Cheesy Boss Chips is on for Tuesday.
Yellow cake with chocolate frosting ;)
You got it!!
We are soul sisters Donna! Yellow cake with chocolate frosting is my favorite too!
Yes we are!!!
Aw Meta, you are THE sweetest!!!!
Oh I thought I missed your Bday but see that I’m actually early. LOL I’m rarely early…
Ha, you’re in plenty of time LunarSea!! I hope your cake-baking is going well???
umm, aahhh ,hmmm, uh yeah, it’s going just um uh fine!
Well happy happy to you DD4O in case I’m not on tomorrow. You are a shining star and I wish you the best.
I’m going to volunteer tomorrow for GOTV for Cory Booker. I won’t probably get to TOD until late, so Happy Birthday to you a day early. I hope you have a great day.
GM TOD, Beautiful People. Happy Saturday Morning from the Midwest ;)
FLOTUS is wearing Yellow……Sunshine, Fresh, Lively, and Gorgeous ;)
POTUS is looking Great, Yes :!:
They are oh so cute.
WOW – no wonder the MSM/GOP/emoprogs are so jealous….
donna dem: I was just about to say I love FLOTUS’s hair this morning; full, soft, very feminine and becoming. Love it! They look great, and I love them both. I hope they have a fantastic vacation. Can’t wait to see some of the candid photos and how much the girls have grown!
Something I was going to comment on the last thread and decided to just mention it here instead about “the souring US/Russia relations” being pushed by MSM right now is that Medvedev was in power at the beginning of PBO’s first term in office before Putin came back with his old ways. In all the broadcasts I have heard that has only been mentioned a couple of times.
This, this and this!!!!!!!!
The Media wants the narrative to be that pres Obama is standoffish……just like their false narrative in the workings of Congress with pres Obama……the blame is always on him…..then they would falsely reference Clinton/Newt…….LBJ, etc…….as their examples……Newt shut the gov’t down 2X…..and started working with Clinton when the public said No. LBJ had close to 75 Dem senators and 350 Dem House members…..plus Northeast GOPers who were more agreeable in solving problems……Those facts are usually hidden and the DC Journos are Not interested in Facts, Content or with Context.
Yes, President Obama is standoffish and ol’ Putin is warm and charismatic. We can see you, MSM, you dogs.
Most Americans love Dogs. DC Journo Pundits? Not so much.
You are right. Apologies to dogs!
The MSM wants to mislead people into thinking that it’s all because of the Snowden issue .
Yes, Russia became a country against democratic values when Snowden moved into the airport. Got it, MSM.
Yeah, finally here when our dynamic duo are speaking in real time. Lucky me.
Jeeze TODers, I keep missing so much here, but do try to catch as much as I can. Love you all for keeping the lights on.
And what’s this…did I miss a certain BT’s birthday. That just won’t do!
Happiest of birthdays to you Ms ChipsChica. And many more….. Scotch all around!
Greenwald’s mocking response to Obama’s NSA reform proposals demonstrates once again that he doesn’t want reform – he wants destruction.— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) August 10, 2013
Fox and CNN not supporting our disabled veteran’s by not showing this.
Can someone tweet this to the universe!!!
Beautiful lady! I missed seeing Miche. Glad to see her today, though. :)
That’s OUR President! Thank you Mr. President FLOTUS and our hard-working Troops!!!
Birther Alert !
Via @Reuters, here's the woman outside Obama's motorcade with the "Kenyan Go Home" sign. http://t.co/syut2c7Ucx— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) August 10, 2013
Sad display!!!!! Is Trump hiding in the bushes…
I saw this and laughed, no anger or upset. It says a lot that there are only two such idiots outside making such …..idiots of themselves. :lol:
Photos like this reminds me how much I despise the media and RWNJs!
Racists women why don’t you go home. Honk if you are stupid.
Are you sure it’s that high LunarSea?
They woke up this morning to go and display their hate. Wow…..their nightmare thrives……Pres Obama moves FORWARD! Most US citizens have moved FORWARD! Stress eats them alive.
The one on the right still making sure she gets a picture though…..
Pshaw! :roll: What do you want to bet if you checked her ‘roots’ she is a fahr-in-er, family probably not too long in the country?
Wow, what a sad display of comrades in losership.
TeaBag Lady — go home.
LOL! I’ve heard this so many times – but he really continues to awe us EVERY TIME!!!
This was by far President Obama's most emotional and powerful speech as President. Simply wow. #p2— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) August 10, 2013
I definitely noticed his tone changing when he went on a diatribe to implore the R’s for opposing 30 million Americans getting a first shot at medical insurance. Note – this is from a native of the Netherlands, *who cannot imagine having no health insurance* by law, forever ….
What a wonderful and beautifully emotional event. We’re freaking lucky to have President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
First Lady Michelle Obama tells story of the courageous Sgt. Perez who never complains despite suffering heart attacks, multiple surgeries.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
FLOTUS on Sgt. Perez who despite suffering multiple injuries still fights for his country. Perez: "I just think you gotta get back up."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
FLOTUS: "As I look across this room, I see a group of people who get back up. That is what inspires me." Crowd claps and cheers.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
FLOTUS: "You never have to get back up alone. You are not alone. You have a Commander-In-Chief who is with you." #DisabledVetsConvention— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
I rather think about people like Sgt. Perez instead of those two idiot women holding those signs.
That last quote – “You never have to get back up alone” – how wonderful for all of the current and future disabled veterans to know that.
Happy Birthday to one and ALL my brother was the second, my sisters’ is today and tomorrow we are having a luncheon for a few friends got to go get the house visitable…happy Summer all, great birthday wishes to Chips. Donna and all who I missed ..cake, ice cream and wine all around
Thank you so much Anjo!
When was your birthday Chipsticks? If I missed it let me say I hope you had a wonderful Birthday. If it is today or coming up, Happy Birthday to you.
You haven’t missed it yet, Annieb, there’s three more days to go! I don’t know what’s up with everyone this year – making up for last year I’d guess, when celebrations didn’t start until late at night.
FLOTUS about POTUS: "He is going to keep fighting for you and your families everyday." Crowd cheers. #DisabledVetsConvention— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
"That is the well he draws his strength from" – FLOTUS tells Disabled Vets that POTUS always comes back optimistic when he visits them.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
POTUS about FLOTUS: "First time I saw her, I knew she was something special. She was a little skeptical of me but persistence is the key."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
Pres. Obama to Disabled Vets: "Rather than being defined by what you lost, you've inspired America by what you can do."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
Love these tweets. Thanks UT.
Pres. Obama: "Maybe you lost an arm, but you still have the strength to pick up a neighbor in need." #DisabledVetsConvention— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
Pres. Obama: "By the end of next year, our war in Afghanistan will be over. For this progress, we thank all who have served in Afghanistan."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
Pres. Obama tells story of Jakari (female soldier) who got blasted by an IED but went back to serve proudly and now counsels troops.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
Pres. Obama: "This time of war may be coming to an end but the job of caring for our veterans goes on." #DisabledVetsConvention— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
Someone like Jakari that female soldier are the heroes we should think of instead of those two idiots with those signs, or that traitor in Russia. Jakari and Perez and others like them are the heroes.
The real Americans.
WH.gov is doing a great job of continuing to roll camera after POTUS speaks. Usually after he finishes talking, the shut off and we don’t get to see any rope line stuff.
I noticed too, Lisaloves, and wondered if it’s because it’s military, or because we complained to each other here about this. Whatever the reason, as one of the previous complainants, I’m VERY, VERY HAPPY that they have started to share more after each event. :grin:
Pres. Obama: "We need to make sure we've got the resources, the budgets our veterans deserve." Crowd cheers. #DisabledVetsConvention.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
Pres. Obama: "I've made sure veterans benefits are excluded from the sequester." Veteran in crowd: "Good job!" #DisabledVetsConvention— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
POTUS: "Since I took office we've boosted the VA budget by 40%. We now budget for veterans healthcare a year in advance" #DisabledVetsEvent— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
Pres. Obama: "I've proposed an increase in veterans budget for next year." Crowd applauds. #DisabledVetsConvention— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
GM/Afternoon/Evening Chips and my TOD family. Lovely sunny day in Cali. Grateful to see our President and First Lady looking so beautiful and speaking in Orlando. We are truly bless to have POB as our CIC. Our lovely First Couple complements each other in all that they do. They truly inspire me daily.
Our men and women serving currently and previously served us are to get the Greatest Salute of Honor and continue to get the best from each of us for their service. I am so grateful to know that we have a CIC who is looking out for them and their families. Tears come to my eyes as I think of how bravely and courageously they serve us and have served us without complaining. We thank you all so very much.
I pray that our First Family will enjoy their vacation with Malia, Sasha, and their friends. May nothing but peace, love, and joyfulness surround our POTUS and FLOTUS. We will keep lifting them up in our ()s and thoughts.
Did I miss the birthday of my most favorite person in this beautiful TOD Family? Please tell me I did not. I am getting a little off of my game lately. Please forgive me, my most brilliant and beautiful angel, Chips. I hope I did not miss this. This is the best celebration of the year.
Preparing for forgiveness all day, my beautiful angel, Chips.
Donna, start the party now on your eve.
((( Lots of loving healing hugs of strength to Amk, Vc., Layla, Gobrooklyn, and all of my precious TOD family members who need a loving Hug)))))HZ’
Pres. Obama says he's made sure the VA has stepped up their game in mental health funding and counseling for veterans. #DisabledVetsConven.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
Pres. Obama on PTSD: "We're moving ahead with more than 100 million dollars in new research." #DisabledVetsConvention— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
Pres. Obama tells Veterans that if they have VA healthcare, #ObamaCare doesn't interfere with it. POTUS: "Don't be hoodwinked."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
POTUS tells veterans that if they don't have healthcare, #ObamaCare will help them. Says "don't be fooled" by the opposition. Crowd cheers.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
It was so good to see & hear Pres and FL Obama!
It was GGail. It is always good to see them speak somewhere, and it make it sweeter when they are together.
Pres. Obama on mental healthcare: "I am not going to be satisfied until every man and woman in uniform gets all the help they need."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
PBO to Vets: "In the last month the backlog is down 20% but I'm not going to be satisfied until ur claims are processed right the 1st time"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
Pres. Obama: "After years of military service, you shouldn't be forced to wait to get your benefits" #DisabledVetsConvention— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
POTUS: "I'm very proud of the fact that since I took office, fed. agencies have hired nearly 300K veterans including many disabled veterans"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
POTUS on FLOTUS's @JoiningForces: "America's businesses have already trained or hired 290K veterans & they're committed to hiring 400K more"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
Pres. Obama: "America needs to be there for you for the long haul." #DisabledVetsNationalConvention— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
Pres. Obama tells heartwarming story of Cory, a soldier he's kept in touch with who after 1 year of rehab is learning to walk again (1)— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
POTUS about Cory, a soldier: "and he stood up and he looked at me and he gave me a sharp salute and he said, Rangers lead the way" (2)— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
A simple “thank you” isn’t enough, but thank you for your captures of today’s remarks, for all of us!
+ 1,000,000,000 – brilliant live tweeting UT, as ever.
I agree…BRAVOOOOOO for the masterful tweets of all of PBOs speech…it is a wondrous talent that you have….of which I am eternally grateful…
I love our President. that’s it, all I have to add.
Off to enjoy this beautiful day. Hope you all are enjoying yours. Until later….
Have a perfect day LunarSea, see you later.
POTUS: "and then Cory took a step and another all the way across the room. Nothing in life is easy but he says, I don't give up." (3)— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
Pres. Obama: "I will make it my life's mission to make sure America is with you every step of the way." #DisabledVetsConvention— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 10, 2013
If Pres. Obama says “my life’s mission,” he means it.
| Live | President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama depart Orlando – http://www.wesh.com/news/politics/live-video-president-obama-speaks-in-orlando/-/11788048/21404530/-/47q424/-/index.html
It’s Action August with OFA.
There are many ways to engage the public on a whole host of topics on the President’s agenda like Climate Change, Gun Control, Immigration Reform, Implementing ObamaCare and Voting Rights.
Take a stand at town hall meetings and express your values on the issue that you feel the most passionate.
Hold/Host an event
Signup to make calls to your neighbors and Congressional representatives
Commit more time to Facebook and Tweet the policy issues that need to be shared
Most importantly just get involved in anyway that you want because every single effort on your part will make a tremondous difference. If you only inform one person through your efforts or make one person give a second thought on a policy issue you have been successful.
Here is a message from Nancy Pelosi to get you going.
Have a great Saturday Everyone…I’m off to the beach!!
I see that the media is once again initiating and enabling a resurgence of racist propaganda by supposedly reporting incidents of birther protesters, or mobs yelling racial slurs when the President is around. I know what this is about – it’s about 2014, and a stealth racist campaign to help Republicans. But the MSM is trying to be sleek about it – not as explicit this time, no direct coverage of townhalls or Tea Party rallies. But pushing these pics of people holding racist signs, or spreading stuff about people angrily yelling slurs (while not condemning any of it).
@BuzzFeedAndrew @Reuters Reporting without condemning implies consent. MSM, time to do your jobs, don't just spread hate speech. Condemn it.— (@aspirational12) August 10, 2013
From now on, if I see any tweet from anyone in the MSM spreading these “protests” without condemnation of the hateful rhetoric, I will make it my business to call them out and accuse them directly of consenting to and enabling hate speech. I don’t care who gets offended, or who feels unfairly accused. You spread propaganda without condemning it – you are part of the problem and deserve to be called out.
Well said. They “condemn” everything the President does, but the racists? Not so much. In their cases, they stick to blind “reporting.” So transparent it’s unbelievable.
You spread propaganda without condemning it – you are part of the problem and deserve to be called out.
Tell Ted Cruz the Canadian to go home.
Ted Cruz , the Tea Party nut wasn’t born in this country.
POTUS and FLOTUS are off on their vacation. Wish I could go, I’ll dog sit Bo.
> How the world works lately..
> If a man cuts his finger off while
> Slicing salami at work,
> He blames the restaurant.
> If you smoke three packs a day
> For 40 years and die of lung cancer,
> Your family blames the
> Tobacco company.
> If your neighbor crashes
> Into a tree while driving home drunk,
> He blames the bartender.
> If your grandchildren are
> Brats without manners,
> You blame television.
> If your friend is shot by a
> Deranged madman,
> You blame the gun manufacturer..
> And if a crazed person breaks
> Into the cockpit and
> Tries to kill the pilot at 35,000 feet,
> And the passengers
> Kill him instead,
> The mother of the crazed deceased
> Blames the airline.
> I must have lived too long to
> Understand the world
> As it is anymore.
> So, if I die while my OLD WRINKLED ASS is parked in front of this computer,
> I want all of you to
> Blame Bill Gates .
> Have a nice day!
Not sure this part is true. The NRA wouldn’t stand for it!
‘If your friend is shot by a Deranged madman,
You blame the gun manufacturer.’
I guess not.
‘Scuse me, you reported for duty rather late today Shipmate??????
Lurking with a host of relatives under foot!
Ah, okay, you are excused Shipmate!!
Thank you veterans!!! Love when the POTUS and FLOTUS show their support for military families. Every time I se them with our military personnel it makes my head explode to think that people actually support traitors like manning.
Chipsticks, thanks for getting a good signal so you could share this appearance by POTUS & FLOTUS with us.
My pleasure GGail! Did you see my epic dingle dongle set-up?
Working a treat, except I keep tripping over the wires and banging my head when I fiddle with it. So, lots of bumps and bruises, but I has the internetz :cool:
Bumps & bruises are badges of honor in support of the greatest President & First Lady of the United States. They will award you the Blogger Medal of Freedom for your efforts!!
GGail, exclusive preview pic of me accepting my award:
OH boo hoooo!
I guess you’ll want a Purple Heart for Foreign Service too.
That’s my Chipsticks :-)
Commander Medaled Chipsticks, if you don’t mind. Sheesh.
So when are you going into mass manufacturing? Several folks here have been having reception problems, thus giving you built-in customers.
Come to think of it – they were having these problems last week, the exact time you were fiddling with your new invention!!! Hmmmmmmmm.
You making accusations, huh? (Now that you say it…………. hmmm)
Purely an observation. /angelic smilie here/
Hi there VC!
Hi west coast twin! (waving and smiling) I keep coming in and out of the village pretending to do chores, so please pardon my less than timely responses. :grin:
Is your head swelling just a little bit! LOL!!!!
Alex Witt has guest criticizing PBO about sexual assaults in the military and criticizing the president because it wasn’t mention in the DAV speech. While important and needs to be addressed, today’s topic had to do with Disabled American Vets. MSM has problem staying on topic. Every issues has to be addressed right now. Has any other president been held to these extremely high standards?
History will show how the media treated this POTUS with extreme bias and yes racism. I do believe Pres. Obama is the greatest president this nation has ever known, and as humans evolve and his story is written it will be one of greatness through a period of racism, bigotry, and ignorance.
Yes, I agree: he’s the greatest we’ve ever had, and he’s doing it all in the midst of hideous racism, bigotry, and ignorance.
He’s amazing in every way.
Yes, Alex nitWitt does go off the rail from time to time.
Every topic in the MSM quickly deteriorates into an Obama-blame session with zero solutions put forward. That’s the MSM’s 2014 campaign for their Republicans in congress….
I am glad I didn’t watch Alex Witt. The President was in California this week when he was speaking before Marines and he talked about sexual assault. Do they want him to talk about that every time he speaks before our military. And no, no other President has been held to such extreme high standards.
Alex Witt is sad and is a messengers of thoughts that disrupt the goodness of the work of a great president and those of us who are working daily to help him make things better. President Obama has spoken with great concern about this issue and his administration is doing work to stop this type of abuse within our military. This did not happen overnight or just when POB took office. Where was Alex Witt then. We need to call these people on these talking points. President Obama has already stated he will go to the top to get these issues out of our military. I trust him on this and I will support him and his administration on this, because he is working on it.
This was a message for our Disabled Veterans today. I am supporting this president today, and I have already committed my efforts to support him in the issue of sexual abuse within our military. POB is not sleep nor slumbering. He is working as our CIC everyday to make the things that have gone unnoticed and under reported by these talking heads. Where is the compassion or what will or can do to help the President make sure that our Disabled Veterans get better care with their benefits and their care now.
MSM has great problems cashing checks while bashing this president. They stay on the topics that take the respect from , in this case our Disabled Veterans and this decent POTUS. Plain and simple.HZ
He doesn’t have to address every issue, it’s just that every issue he does address is the wrong one. It’s much simpler for them that way. They don’t have to keep track- just look at their list of issues, pick one he doesn’t happen to be speaking about at that moment, and ding him for it.
The tweets above; the excerpts from his speec have me in tears. We are a private counseling office; we are TriCare certified and are in the network for TriCare. My hubby (the therapist) is a veteran. Call us; we will help. We too are with you for the long run.
Speech, not speec
BTW, Thanks Utal – I’ve just finished watching and appreciating everything on the ‘Rise & Shine’ link, which I was trying to do while keeping up with the current link. You consistently do such a good job that I feel like a broken record (old-fashioned terminology ;) ) when I say ‘Good job, Utal!’ :grin:
Great summary of the speech. UT sets such a high standard of reporting. Take a lesson MSM!
(((((((((((((((((((((( Lots of loving hugs for all that you do here, UT.)))))))))))))))))))))))))) Thank you so much.HZ
I’m pretty much opposed to all foreign military adventures but if we’re to send troops to fight we damn well have to take care of them when they get home. That’s just one of the things I admire about POTUS and FLOTUS. They’re not eager to fight but understand that if it’s necessary, the soldiers are owed EVERYTHING they need.
Just the opposite of the GOP who can’t wait to send soldiers to war but are then full of hot air and platitudes when it comes to veterans’ benefits.
At the other end of the world I just read your message – couldn’t agree more. The old men (and some women) of war send the young & leave behind the grieving mothers and the stoic fathers – yet they will not provide for them when they return.
Still waiting for Orlando video to appear, will post it as soon as it does!
thank you dear ……..
And thank you chips for making these wonderful moments available to us, no matter where we live.
A complete and total pleasure Almablanca, it’s a wonderful journey we’re taking together – thank you!
As I am having a wonderful day I am thinking of you AMK…
You are in my thoughts
as you find your way though this.
I am praying for your healing,
with the passage of time.
I know you will miss your Mom;
I send you my understanding
Know that the strain, the pain,
will eventually ease.
May your pleasant memories of your Mom
sustain and comfort you.
You are in my thoughts.
Keep this as a secret, I give you a hint for your future missions.
TedCruz was born in Canada.
RickSantorum’s father was born in Italy.
Marco Rubio’s both parents were born in Cuba.
DonaldTrump’s mother was born in Scotland.
MittRomeny’s father was born in a M ormon colony in Chihuahua/Mexico.
An educational letter from forpeace……an avid commenter at HP.
Nena, to the Birthers that is just fine with them, for you see all those people you name aren’t black. The Birthers and Tea Party are the new name for the KKK.
Great job, Nena. You forgot John McCain who was born in Panama
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