4:05 EST: The First Lady Speaks at a Screening of The Trip to Bountiful
White House Live
First Lady Michelle Obama reacts as she introduces the cast of “The Trip to Bountiful” after a screening of the movie in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex
And from earlier …..
Hi @Lawrence have you heard yet from #HillaryClinton & #BillClinton re: their plans to #ELECTDEMS2014? cc @VP @SenatorReid @DWSTweets @OFA— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 24, 2014
You’re looking mighty smiley, Sir Bob!
Always smiling when I get a moment to visit TOD
You silver-tongued devil!
I have a feeling that they will actually be doing a lot. For example, I understand Bill is doing work in Kentucky on Grimes behalf.
The more they do this year, the more debts they have to call in for the primaries.
Am hoping that they do just that. Haven’t seen much evidence of it, yet, but it would be so good for so many Americans if they really put their shoulder to the wheel from now until 4 Nov 2014.
The Gold goes to Bobfr!!!!
agree with you Vicki concerning Bobfr.
I’m still piss at that poor excuse of a Governor Bobby Jindal.
I am not pissed at Governor Bobby Jindal’s poor excuse. I am pissed at that poor Bobby Jindal. Period.
The decent people of Louisiana deserve someone better then that Jindal.
[ #Євромайдан #Київ #Україна #Euromaidan #Kyiv #Ukraine #ukrmdk #Евромайдан #Киев #Украина ] pic.twitter.comNY1nhBVqHX— Polydeuces Bolletti (@qopiqyfimag) February 24, 2014
#Ukraine: Ukrainian UN ambassador Yuriy #Sergeyev says "political change was not a coup" #euromaidan #Maidan #Kyiv #Kiev #UN— Geoffrey Hulsens (@GHulsens) February 24, 2014
Deputy Secretary of State William Burns Travels to Turkey and Ukraine
Deputy Secretary of State William Burns will travel to Istanbul, Turkey on February 24, and to Kyiv, Ukraine from February 25 to 26.
In Istanbul, he will meet with Turkish Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioglu to discuss the broad range of bilateral and regional issues on which Turkey and the United States are in regular contact, including the Syria crisis, counterterrorism, and the Cyprus settlement process.
In Kyiv, he will consult with key Ukrainian leaders, the business community, and civil society on U.S. support for Ukraine’s efforts to secure a stable, democratic, inclusive, prosperous future. He will also honor the memory of the victims of the tragic events of last week. He will meet with a range of political, business, and civil society representatives, including Acting President Turchynov, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada, and will urge the new government to take all steps necessary for free and fair presidential elections in May. He will urge the rapid formation of a national unity government that represents the wide array of stakeholders in Ukraine’s domestic political discourse, and encourage immediate steps to undertake the critical reforms necessary to restore Ukraine’s political and economic health. The Deputy Secretary will be accompanied by representatives of the Department of the Treasury and the National Economic Council, who will work in concert with partners such as the EU and the IMF to discuss needed financial support while a new government implements the difficult steps necessary to reform the economy. The Deputy Secretary will encourage all Ukrainians to continue their efforts to write a new chapter in their history that leads to a Ukraine that is democratic, sovereign, prosperous, and free to choose its own future.
U.S. Embassy #Kyiv
Deputy Secretary of State William Burns Travels to Turkey # Ukraine
facebook.com/usdos.ukraine/… #euromaidan #news #media— espressino (@ulvdis) February 24, 2014
I played the lead in Trip To Bountiful in Chicago a number of years back.
Really 57?! Photos/video – right now!
Did they have new-fangled video machines when I played the part? It was one of the highlights of my so-called acting career. I even had agents call me. Of course, I let those opportunities slip by……
Agents?! 57! We will see you on the red carpet one day!
Unfortunately, to quote the great Meryl Streep, “Memory went with menopause.” I would not trust myself to memorize lines anymore and again to quote Meryl Streep, “and I used to have a PHENOMENAL memory.”
I do want to direct again before I die.
And seriously – the way my job is going today, I may be looking for a new job anyway.
I was never good at the competitiveness of professional acting. I don’t have the heart to be that cutthroat (how’s that for mixing metaphors?)
It’s a beautiful play, with a richly written part for a middle-aged to older actress. Things are better now but when this play was written in the 1950′s, there weren’t a lot of good parts for older actresses.
Acting royalty in our ranks at TOD. Wow 57 that is so cool. I bet you were great.
Congrats to you, 57andfemale. But I have a huge revelation: I still need to see the movie about which I have no clue. My bad.
I can’t wait to see this version. The 1985 movie is wonderful as well. It’s a really great play.
57, I’ve only ever seen the 1985 movie. Geraldine Page was one of the finest actresses of her time. She could wring everything out of any part she played. I’m sure Cicely Tyson will be brilliant in it.
I’m assuming it’s going to be brilliant.
Wow, 57. What a great thing to have done. Wish we could all have seen you.
Note to Mark Halperin.
Jeb Bush could not even win in Florida…….He signed the first and the worst Stand Your Ground Law .!!!!
I’ve been out of touch the last few days: what idiotic thing did Bobby Jindal do now?
He made an ass of himself at the presser…but Gov Malloy called him out on it…..the other Gov’s laughed at Jindal…
oops…here is the link …4 minutes
I know I’m bad. Watching Jindal speak I just wanted to pull his bottom lip up over his head. Probably not a pretty sight but maybe he would sound better.
You would be improving his looks mightily, IMHO!
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I was never a fan of floral until First Lady Michelle Obama began wearing them. She gets it right over and over again.
First Lady Michelle Obama delivering remarks at a screening of The Trip To Bountiful at the White House. http://t.co/0euAAB1pe3— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) February 24, 2014
The wonderful First Lady Michelle Obama delivering remarks at a White House screening of The Trip To Bountiful. http://t.co/8gH34qQVe2— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) February 24, 2014
This is Barbara Tfank, who designs really gorgeous dresses. They have a retro feel and always feature the most amazing fabric. Google:
barbara tfank michelle obama images
to see more of her incredible work worn by FLOTUS
If you can't see the similarities in this: "No Gays Allowed. No Colored Allowed." You may be an Arizona Legislature. http://t.co/atHBZszZho— MissR*EVOLutionaries (@MissREVO) February 24, 2014
I think I just saw a tweet that Az. Repub nuts pulled their anti-gay bill. Too much backlash. Imagine.
I read where three RWNJ Senators decided the backlash was bad, so they urged Brewer to veto it. Have they definitely pulled the bill?
I just saw on Rev. Al that Arizona suppose to host the Super Bowl next year, the 2015 Super bowl. It would be bad news for them if the NFL were to cancel the Super Bowl.
How much money would Arizona lose if other businesses were to refuse to bring it’s business to Arizona.
‘Sources’ are saying this morning that she will veto. It has more to do with the AZ Chamber of Commerce not wanting to hurt business than it has to be with any morality of right or wrong, but as long as that evil statewide embrace of discrimination goes away, I’m happy.
Anti-Obamacare ad features health care victims who just happen to be GOP activists, via @SabrinaSiddiqui huff.to/1h733zm— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) February 24, 2014
ZOMFG! Joe Conason favorited my tweet!!! SQUEEE!
Issa is a lying, psycho WHORE. But then we knew that. dailykos.com/story/2014/02/… via @dailykos— Tally (@bardgal) February 24, 2014
Woooooooot!! Look at you, mixing with the stars!!
I KNOW! RIGHT???? O.o
No end to it RT @SabrinaSiddiqui: AFP's new anti-Obamacare ad buy features Republican activists huff.to/1h733zm— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) February 24, 2014
hmmmmmmm—-speaking of backlash….
Priorities USA Action: We're Not Sitting Out 2014. From @maggiepolitico of @politico. politi.co/1cHUAko— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) February 24, 2014
Glad 2 see you got the message @BuffyWicks Priorities USA: We're not sitting out 2014 politico.com/story/2014/02/… via @POLITICO— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) February 24, 2014
I think they changed because there was a lot of pushback. Donors probably talked to the organization.
Maybe the meeting at the WH last week changed some minds. Good.
I’d like to hear from Jim Messina himself rather than from rightwing Maggie or this Buffy person.
You are probably right Vicki. I forgot about the meeting at the WH last week.
Well, well, well. I guess the pushback was deafening.
Begala is a strategist for Priorities USA. Wonder why he’s not saying this directly.
Thanks Bobfr…our text warrior.
STUNG? Hmm? Why the heck did it take them over 10 days to reply? The initial reported quotes were attributed to a name with the Priorities USA. So why STUNG?
It never should have been an issue, let alone leaving the Dead Silence until Messina and Co were spotted at the WH on Thursday or Friday last week. At least one of the WHPC pretentious Journo posed two questions to Jay Carney. It took folks like Axelrod tweeting publicly and speaking out loud. It took LOD and may TODers vocally screaming…….10 long days later for Priorities USA to Finally backtracked? Seriously?
A 65-mile stretch of the Mississippi River closed following an oil spill. Details: onmsnbc.co/2byk4q http://t.co/gxTHJUQfrv— (@msnbc) February 24, 2014
HOW MUCH LONGER!!!!
FLOTUS looks like she is 30, instead of 50. In other word, she looks good.
Ed have a change of heart about Keystone? At least he’s presenting the other side, interviewing the family in Nebraska who live on a 100 yr. family homestead across the road from where the Trans Canada pipeline will lie. Said if there is a spill/leak/eruption, Trans Canada only has a legal obligation to clean the easement but nothing if their home and property, air and water source was damaged/destroyed. They would have to sue to recover any damages, which would take decades to be decided. Trans Canada is trying to get them to sign off—–offering some undisclosed amount of money, said Trans Canada is the wealthiest corporation in the world, has all the power. They can’t believe they are being threatened with eminent domain, with no benefit to their community, Nebraska or the U.S.
He was duped by Brian Schweitzer temporarily . I think he came to his senses…..
Yeah he has been getting a lot of push back. Also someone mentioned what if China squires the pipeline or what if they file bankruptcy like Freedom & Patriot coal companies did.
States with the most miserable people:
1. West Virginia
Do you see a common theme here??
Vote Dem And Put A Smile On Your Face!
The DNC should get bumper stickers that say that and send them to 9 out of those 10 states. Ohio has come around in the last two elections.
On a conference call. Some politicians actually ask “Why don’t you charge for library service?”
You do..its called taxes. You also charge to use computers, copy machines, etc. In Pasadena we voted that all property owners are taxed $5 that goes toward libraries. I swear there seems to be a library on every block. I love that we have so many libraries for students, seniors and parents with children. All our libraries are busy no matter what day or time you go there.
SMH. They get nuttier by the minute. Republican Senate candidate Paul Broun vows 2 vote only 4 ‘biblical’ bills | rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/24/…— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) February 24, 2014
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