The President’s remarks will be streamed above
Carry on watching the full concert here
Congrats itgurl on #1
Rock it, igurl!
Merry Snowmas to all who are in the path of the storm!
POTUS says we’re lucky he’s not singing. Not so at all, Sir! We WANT you to sing!
Will there be any Jazzy snow flakes this winter here at TODable TOD website ? I sure hope for one this winter.
Ha, not sure Nena, they appeared to cause some people’s computers to very nearly explode!! We’ll have to have another snow poll!
GE Chips. I was hoping that WP might have new and better techy snow flakes that TODable TODers might enjoy. Oh well, I will keep hoping. Thanks
In my neck of the woods, it was below Zero degrees and for the next few days….a week, it will be brutal for Dec. Snow flakes would be a welcome change.
No…No….NOOOoOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. They made me nauseous and throw up multiple times.
Is that a ‘no’ UT?
They make me dizzy, too. Vertigoooooooo!
Swift steps, Itgurl – way to go!
Now now Chipomer!!!!!
Pres. Obama: "You are lucky that I'm not singing." Crowd: "Sing! Sing! Sing!" POTUS laughs. #NationalChristmasTreeLighting— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) December 06, 2013
Okay Chips, you can turn off the feed now. Nothing there for you to see!
[For the rest of Mariah's on!]
The mute button is my very best friend
You’ll be happy to know Mariah’s voice just cracked like several times. Your voodoo curse is working.
Although, it’s been cracking for 20 years /runs
I heard Mariah’s voice crack. What she should do is stop trying to hit those high notes and just sing. And maybe before POTUS, FLOTUS and the family goes on Christmas vacation, we will hear POTUS sing a Christmas carol. Remember FLOTUS said that he is always singing.
Mariah has a very strong voice (it’s her persona that is super annoying) but that performance was really, really terrible.
She does lack a certain, um, gravitas. But girlie can blow your socks off when she’s on. Tonight was way, way off.
Maybe Mariah should have came out like Aretha in that big coat, instead of always trying to be so sexy.
Too sweet! @MichelleObama and Abby Cadabby read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas http://t.co/r3CYWhpURm— RitaC (@rchakras) December 06, 2013
My fave Christmas song!! Go Mariah!
Not to be outdone by the Eiffel Tower…
Empire State Building lit in colors of the South African Flag in honor of Nelson Mandela. http://t.co/7DtiMnMGgf— Jonathan Wald (@jonathanwald) December 06, 2013
.@BarackObama giving an inspirational message and a great reflection on Nelson Mandela. http://t.co/wP9JY17Onq— The National Tree (@TheNationalTree) December 06, 2013
Mariah, I love you but you sounded a mess! LOL
Not a good night for her.
Too many off key moments and mindless runs. Really terrible.
I heard someone yell “Sing another song!” to Mariah
I hope they were arrested by Secret Service.
LOL! You’re mean!
Oh, are you back now. Must have been your evil twin, Sybil!
I was hacked Dudette, by a nasty person too. All’s good again, I got rid of them.
Chips might appreciate this. Mr. Dotster just said re. Mariah lamenting her wilting hairstyle, “She had a flip, and now she has a flop.”
I loooooooooooooooooove Mr Dotster!!!!
I have no idea why these people expect me to work!!! I’m missing everything!
I totally understand this feeling, Dakota!
Girl, I’ve been pretending to work for like two hours. It’s art form, really.
It has to be cold out there and Ms. Carey is half naked. But FLOTUS said Mariah. Carey is some of the Christmas music she gets out and play as POTUS, Malia, and Sasha decorate their Christmas tree.
Nat King Cole also.
No song can beat “The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole, IMHO.
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…
Jackfrost nipping at your nose…
My all time fav.
Have you ever heard of Silent Night by the Temptations?
Merry Christmas Mr. President!
Merry Christmas Mrs. Obama!
Merry Christmas Mrs. Robinson!
Merry Christmas Malia & Sasha!
Woof Woof Bo & Sunny!
Merry Christmas to our wonderful First Family.
Well said, Dudette! I’m decorating the tree we cut yesterday (thank goodness, before today’s snow sprinkles) and am definitely in the spirit!
Oh yeh decorating. Yet another thing I’ve gotta find time to do.
[so not in the mood yet]
This show was actually quite good. I’m looking forward to seeing the PBS version on HD and larger screen.
My browser was apologizing with that “oops’ message I sometimes get but YAY I did get to see The President’s remarks.
Seems that POTUS’ focus is firmly on expanding opportunity. Whatever the circumstances are I feel him pivoting back to making this country better for more of its people.
He is on a mission.
The GOP? They got zero. And by the way it is not the ACA covering citizens they are so steamed about. It is WHO is paying for the ACA. That is rich people. People that Don’t et a paycheck for their labor but make money from their money. They are tho ones who are giving up almost 4% of their capital gains to fund Obamacare. That is the source of the venom.
So when PBO says he is open to GOP ideas to improve ACA he is kind of joking. The only improvement the GOP wants is the one that eliminates their need to pay for it.
Isn’t it time for the Kennedy Center Honors?
Oh hey, is that tonght? Cool!
It is December 8, Dudette.
Oh good. Cuz if I were trying to make it home to see it in this traffic, I could just fugedaboutit.
Huge snow storm here. I haaaate snow!!!!! I haaaate driving in the snow!!!!!!! Only logical thing is to abandon my car and pretend it belongs to someone else. Thank heavens for the bus & dedicated drivers!
Me too. 2 days, roads impassable some places, oh and wait for it…. –32degrees yes minus and possibly more snow Sunday. Bag humbag!!
It’s on Sunday itgurl_29, according to here: http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/specialevents/honors/
Will Billy Joel be ‘singing’?
MT @MikeLoBurgio u #teaparty #nuts need to change your name to what u really are 'americans for austerity' #uniteblue http://t.co/auDtD10pVs— Aika Rumba (@I_Karumba) December 06, 2013
Tea of Destruction!
GOP candidate backpedals furiously after suggesting we should improve health care for everyone: washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-lin…— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) December 06, 2013
Jack Kingston must have missed the memo. My comment a bit up the thread explains that the GOP issue is who is paying not who might be benefiting.
I do not like his last paragraph – the law will “weigh dems down next year”. is there ANYONE in the media who will talk about the postitive aspects of health care – like not dying & not going into bankruptcy.
Not a horror fan, but suspense — hhhyeh! Stephen, Stephen, Stephen!
On Twitter at last, and can't think of a thing to say. Some writer I turned out to be.— Stephen King (@StephenKingAuth) December 06, 2013
Dude has written 3 tweets and already has 62,000 followers!
WOOF! Unemployment rate hit a 5-year low today. Romney said that wouldn't happen unless he was president…. fb.me/1GFwGwn5C— Dogs Against Romney (@Grrr_Romney) December 06, 2013
OFA-AZ has a message for @Fast4Families:We’re with you. Send them your notes of encouragement: OFA.BO/g1ZZo9 http://t.co/Sh8yhMTJQc— Kelly Canady (@kac025) December 06, 2013
I know Kelly:) That’s our girl!
.@chefjoseandres reading his WaPo OPED wapo.st/1jurQhA at #Fast4Families tonight. http://t.co/46Vk6biwBW— Ali Noorani (@anoorani) December 06, 2013
Bless My President! He still has to pretend he thinks these fools have a moral compass.
They’re not embarrassed. In order to be embarrassed, you’d have to CARE what people think.
We all know they don’ give a rat’s ass about solving problems or making the country better and they sure don’t care what people, other than their donors, think. But there are still some folk are there who just refuse to see the truth. If I hear one more fool spout the words “why don’t they just try to talk to each other… need to negotiate… blah, blah,” I’m gonna bust something!
Obama: Republicans Must Be Embarrassed For Having Done So Little talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/obama…— Dump The GOP In 2014 (@SayNoToGOP) December 06, 2013
[stepping down off soap box]
Mandela release from prison speech (full speech)
Nelson Mandela speech delivered at the Nelson Mandela: An International tribute to Free South Africa concert on 16/4/1990,at Wembley stadium, two months after his release from prison on 11/2/1990. (speech starts at 5:36)
Oh, this is tragic.
Idris Elba pulls out of #Mandela screening q and a after his own father dies, just 24 hrs after comforting #madiba daughters at premiere— Jon Sopel (@BBCJonSopel) December 07, 2013
Oh No! So sad!
Our President Stands with Women. #ObamacareSaves http://t.co/xGc72T9Ux8— Turn Texas Blue (@UniteBlueTX) December 05, 2013
Told you that Republicans would want to stop calling it Obamacare once the law started working: huff.to/1crb8wn— Jason Febery (@JasonFebery) December 06, 2013
That didn’t take long, did it?
Wooooot: President Obama busts a groove at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony http://t.co/njNDylbXyu— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) December 07, 2013
Look how everyone else is dress and look how Mariah Carey is dress. Mariah it was cold and rainy, didn’t anyone tell you?
#Mandela 'one of the greatest names' in Nobel history: Committee nelsonmandela.org/news/entry/man…— (@NelsonMandela) December 06, 2013
You guys aren’t tired of Jonathan yet, are you?
What? I can’t heeeeaaar you!
Geeky-Nerd Alert: It’s Nobel Week! http://www.nobelprize.org/
Lectures start tomorrow [Smartgasm!!!!] leading up to the big award ceremony on Tuesday Dec 10.
The 2013 Nobel Laureates gather in Stockholm to begin a week of lectures, celebration and festivities. http://t.co/N3ACksjLIt— (@Nobelprize_org) December 06, 2013
The gathering with the 2013 Nobel Laureates began with a minute of silence in honour of Nelson Mandela.— (@Nobelprize_org) December 06, 2013
His Holiness the Dalai Lama Expresses Condolences at the Passing Away of Nelson Mandela: bit.ly/IMYexy— (@Nobelprize_org) December 06, 2013
Saudi Arabia sez nah, Jordan sez yay!
#Jordan elected as non-permanent member of UN Security Council – ow.ly/rwVhA— UN News Centre (@UN_News_Centre) December 06, 2013
I like that!
GOP Abington Ward 4 challenge dismissed – Willow Grove – The Intelligencer m.theintell.com/news/communiti… via @TheIntellNews— Pretty Foot (@PrettyFootWoman) December 07, 2013
This oughta hold you wild and crazy people while I try to make my way home.
Can’t believe I’m still at the office. [Twittaddiction is STRONG!]
Arnold McCuller = FREAKIN’ BEAST! Love that man!
Our thoughts are with you, Sec. Kerry. Keep going!
Kerry: "We are closer than we have been in years” to peace in Middle East | bloom.bg/1d5K0Bx— Bloomberg News (@BloombergNews) December 07, 2013
This is fantastic news. Press on SOS Kerry! We have your back, Sir!
Malia and Sasha look wonderful tonight….as does their mother!
Malia showed us the Christmas tree on her shirt.
Does anybody have any Billy Joel Christmas music they can post?
You know Japa, you’d probably have chosen ‘I love you just the way you are’ for our first wedding dance, if we’d made it to the altar, in which case it would have been the shortest marriage in history.
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