On This Day: ‘Dinner with Barack & Michelle’, March 8th, 2012, Washington D.C.
MoooOOOooorning Early Birds – Happy Saturday!
Good Morning TODVille!
Good morning No Child Left Behind…
Congrats on 1st! wtg
Happy Saturday to you!!!!
Mooooooooorning No Child, your firsty roll is immense!! Mooooooorning everyone!
Morning Chipsticks! I just happened to reach this awesome place at the right time. Yeah!
Me? No way.
Good Saturday Morning to you, Tnmtngirl!
Ah, nclb. I answered you at end of last thread. :) :) GM, TOD.
Could it be?
Good morning Mela in TX!!!!!
I am so happy to see you here. I have been praying for you.
Happy Saturday to you!!! I pray that darkness is turning to light; step-by-step. You will remain in my prayers.
Have a WONDERFUL AWESOME DAY!!!!!
Good Morning Cindy. Thanks for your prayers. I am making progress. After 11 months, I was able to return to work this week. I’ll work 3 days at the office and 2 at home. It is a long journey but I vow to remain positive. Multiple myeloma is no joke. Thank again for your concerns. Have a great day as well!
WOW!!!! AND YEA! Happy days are here again : )
Awesome news NCLB….Thank you for sharing the good news. Yes! remain positive and speak “good health” over your life-always. I am so happy for your progress. You will remain on my prayer list until you invite all us over to P>>>A>>>R>>>T>>>Y. Indicating “full recovery.” : )
Fantastic news, NCLB. So happy to see you’re easing back into a normal routine. Good luck going back to work. The first day back after a long time off is like the first day of school. But you’ll soon get right back into the swing of things.
Thanks much Jackie.
Thank you so much Cindy! I’m feeling better about things, it’s a process as I still have a very difficult decision to make but I’m taking my time , weighing my options. Sorry for the delay in replying. Decided to get to the store early before the crowds. Now making some fab chiles rellenos at cass de Mela :)
Yes, it could and it is!
You’re very welcome. So happy to hear you’re better!
G’morning Chips & TOD!
Good morning all. I’ve been trying to get information on the MAL flight this morning and all I found out was that a search plane had discovered two oil slicks that may indicate the plane crashed. No mention of where the slicks were and how that could happen. The families of those on board must be both terrified and angry. What an unimaginable nightmare. Hope everyone is feeling a little warmer today. Our forecast has several days of warmish temperatures and I’ve started to see grass. Maybe I’ll see a crocus today–always a sign of hope and good cheer. Have a great day!
Good Morning Jackie, That is such a sad story. I feel for the families waiting for any news, but I feel more for the people on the flight who might not have a chance. Hope there are survivors, as unlikely as that may be.
G’morning Jackie – I’m so sorry to hear of the disappearance of that airplane; it’s a horrible tragedy and the families deserve answers. I wish them all the support and comfort and healing they can possibly get in the coming weeks/months.
On another note, the East Coast temps are nicer this weekend, but alas, there’s another potentially big snow storm brewing for mid-week next week. I honestly can’t take more snow – my sanity is being tested here!
Hf, take comfort in the fact that forecasts are often wrong. Last week we were told that a big storm was on the way and it never came. And we’re reaching the time of year when the snows will melt faster if they do come. Daylight Savings Time means longer days and more sunshine. Hang in–it’s almost over.
Yes, indeed. Things ARE beginning to look up…and Spring is fast approaching. Mother Nature has no choice but to comply.
Someone may have already posted it on TOD yesterday but did anyone see that tweet from Arianna Grande’s husband? For those who do not know, Arianna Grande was the young lady who sang Whitney Houston’s “I have Nothing” and another song at the WH “Women of Soul” concert Thursday night.
LOL – this comment a clear sign that my morning coffee hasn’t kicked in. I spelled her name with two n’s (it’s one), and I referred to her brother as her husband!
Anyway, while Ms. Grande seemed very excited to perform, her brother seemed even more excited than her. I’m just posting a few of his tweets about the event :)
Tonight I shook the President's hand, looked him in they eye & said thank u for making me so proud of my country. Greatest honor of my life.— Frankie James Grande (@FrankieJGrande) March 07, 2014
Then I sat in the East Room of the White House next to Melissa Etheridge & Patti LaBelle as my sister sang for the president & first lady.— Frankie James Grande (@FrankieJGrande) March 07, 2014
I met Barack & Michelle. I'm still not ok.— Frankie James Grande (@FrankieJGrande) March 07, 2014
I like the White House. I'm moving in.— Frankie James Grande (@FrankieJGrande) March 07, 2014
Wow, what a sweet guy. We can all identify with the awesomeness of meeting our president and his stunning wife.
Yup – he’s so genuinely grateful and respectful (as we all should be). That’s what struck me about his tweet. And his sister did a fantastic job! :)
Good morning Chipsticks and Danny Boy!
Chipsticks, how is Momma Chipsticks doing? She is still on the prayer list for recovery.
Mr. Danny Boy…..I read about your adventures with the lemon, PLEASE stay away from onions Danny, it will not be a pleasant bite.
Have a Beautiful DAY!!!
Good morning TOD Family…..
HAPPY SATURDAY TO EVERYONE!!!
Please go out and ENJOY your day….yesterday is gone and tomorrow is not promised, all we have is today : )
Be HAPPY!!! : ) : ) : )
So true, Cindy.
G’morning Cindy, Happy Saturday to you too :)
Thank you hopefruit2!!
Happy Saturday TODers
@TheObamaDiary – Just be glad danny is not a cat. http://t.co/lJBpFZ8MxD— (@amk4obama) March 08, 2014
Could you please correct my son’s name on one of the pictures above? His name is Marko “Prats” not “Platts”? This was such an important event in his life and his name has been mis-typed. Thank you!!!
It’s fixed Mary. The caption error comes from AP:
AP was having a rough day (not unusual)—–first lady Micheal Obama?
LOL! I would’ve totally missed that if you didn’t point it out. But yeah…AP must’ve been drinking early on Friday…..
congratulations that your son had this one-in-a-lifetime moment with POTUS & FLOTUS!
hope the AP has been altered to this typo in his name so it can correct it – this is now part of the nation’s history and your son deserves his info correctly represented
Congrats Mary on your son’s event with our President and First Lady! We wish him the best of success with his education and future career plans. I hope the AP corrects their misspelling as soon as possible.
Welcome to TOD, Mary! What a handsome young man you have:) Reminds me of my own son…very much so. What a great day for all those kids yesterday! Did you get to go as well?
I noticed that they also spelled Michelle’s name wrong in the headline….no spell checkers for AP anymore?? Shame on them.
What will infuriate MSM to call GOP what they are. How can MSMers with children abide the lies GOP tell to deny ppl ACA or food? Travesty!— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) March 08, 2014
NO BOUNDS. GOP makes up faux stories abt #Obamacare. Now Ryan is using imaginary boy to make a case to keep children hungry. Make it STOP!— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) March 08, 2014
I shook President Obama's hand last night. Only to wake up and realize it was a dream. Maybe one day.— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) March 08, 2014
Aw, poor Africa!!
Let me tell you, I was mad as heck when I woke up. Then I smiled. At least I came close because it seemed so real. LOL.
“I was mad as heck when I woke up” :lol:
It WILL happen one day Africa, it WILL!
:) :) YES!!!
My heart aches for the relatives with loved ones on the plane traveling from Malaysia to China. I pray they get answers soon.— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) March 08, 2014
Wherein GOP exposed blatant hatred for President Obama by heaping praise on Putin, while MSM reported this as the norm. Shades of Birtherism— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) March 08, 2014
The 24 types of libertarians.😂😂😂
(Don't butt hurt troll me please😏)
#UniteBlue #P2 #LibCrib #TCOT http://t.co/YEoBkx3bz9— WesleyZ3 (@50th_President) March 05, 2014
RT @davidmwessel DJIA up 151% since March 9, 2009. Longest bull market run for the DJIA since Oct 2000-Nov 2007 via @WSJ — Hmmm PBO's fault— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) March 08, 2014
This is HILARIOUS!!! Patrick Stewart satirizes the fake Obamacare “victims” on Stephen Colbert
// English actor Patrick Stewart appeared on The Colbert Report Monday to lampoon the ongoing series of fake Obamacare horror stories. Stewart plays “actual Louisiana resident” Chuck Duprey, an “average American Joe” and “supposed non-actor.” When howling about his health insurance woes, he says that his problems are “ALL BECAUSE OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE…line?” //
sleep! “@gotrr: @petesouza what will u do after your current gig? Book? Lecture circuit? Retire?”— (@petesouza) March 08, 2014
I can't help but think abt @BobbyJindal misplaced sense of self. There were ppl at CPAC saying, dude, you will never be our president. Hmmmm— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) March 08, 2014
Michael Steele and Bobby Jindal are under the same delusional thinking that if they attack President Obama enough the GOP might give them the time of day. Steele raised more money than any past Republican National Committee President and they still humiliated him by kicking his ass to the curb, and he still goes about carrying their water.
How many more years will Bobby Jindal be Governor of Louisiana? He won’t ever be President so he can rule that out. Makes no difference how much he attack President Obama.
the fight for sensible gun control measures continues;
it is a long hard-fought journey but eventually we will get there;
just horrifying how many more will have died by that time;
Kicking off the Rally in Newtown with @SenBlumenthal @RepEsty @jahines 90% of all Americans support background checks http://t.co/79E2RT907f— Campaign to Unload (@Campaign2Unload) March 08, 2014
Aaah ya ya!!
Republicans were so busy cheering for Putin they forgot to pray for a terrible jobs report :(— (@LOLGOP) March 08, 2014
‘What the hell is wrong with these people?’: Jon Stewart blasts Fox News’ gushing over Putin | The Raw Story rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/07/…— Marcy McGowan (@marcylauren) March 08, 2014
Jon Stewart loves to pretend that it’s just FOX News acting in this manner, but if I recall correctly, the entire media spectrum (including some well-known “LIberal” outfits) were carrying on just the same. The initial picture comparing PBO on a bike to shirtless Putin on horseback was NOT sent out by FOX News.
Every time the ENTIRE media comes out looking stupid for doing something where PBO is concerned,Jon Stewart tries to deflect it away and put it on FOX – I’ve noticed this pattern for some time. Stewart needs to spend less time “ripping FOX News” well after the facts are known, and more time presenting the facts while the rest of the media is burying/distorting them.
HF, Stewart will only do what’s best and profitable for himself. Slamming any other outlet besides FOX might get him in hot water, so he won’t go there. I long ago stopped watching his show. He disrespects our president and that puts him in the ‘go to hell’ category in my book.
Yes, there’s a certain cowardice in his whole approach to PBO – which I have not witnessed with other comedians like Colbert, Ellen or Jimmy Fallon. These last three have never been disrespectful or snide towards our President, and have always been extremely & unequivocally supportive of the President and/or FLOTUS’ initiatives.
MSM are all in this. You are right. It is not just Fox. Witness that blogger trying to make an issue out of PBO being in jeans in the Oval office talking to Putin. It was so delicious to see the push back he got from that nonsense.
Then there was Andrea Mitchell a while back on the Optics of PBO going to play golf, yet she was quick to excuse McCain for playing on his phone during an important Senate floor debate. Lots of these folks in the MSM no different than the GOPTea.
You hit a hole in one with this one, hf.
“after the facts are known”
Stewart and some politicians we know weigh in only after they are certain their opinions or votes do not count. USELESS.
a faction of the Russian population and leadership are determined bring about even more bloodshed by engaging in aggressive behavior towards many people in their neighborhood ;
glad to see that cooler heads are denying this faction of Russians their thirst for a justification of additional bloodshed;
when the history of this period of Russian aggression is documented, I hope patience and restraint (from PBO, Ukraine, Europe, other former members of USSR etc.,) will be given their due praise as a contribution to avoiding more violence;
#Poland evacuates its consulate from #Sevastopol due to actions by Russian forces #Ukraine
kyivpost.com/content/ukrain…— (@KyivPost) March 08, 2014
If putin is dreaming of bringing back the iron curtain, he is in for a rude shock from russia’s former ‘allies’. Poles, Czechs, Georgians, Ukrainians, Romanians, they all hate the russians.
GOP's Hugging Putin is all about Hating President Obama. Period. Full Stop. Finish!— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) March 08, 2014
If you think GOP support for Putin would have happened under any other president, future or past, think again.— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) March 08, 2014
I agree KSK
a year or so ago, earthquakes in a region of Ohio which has huge fraking activities got the attention of the gop state legislature and governor.
the outrage from concerned residents of the area made the legislature pay attention and try to put in place some disclosure rules and some restrictions;
U.S. Geological Survey confirms: Human activity caused 5.7 quake in Oklahoma | The Raw Story rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/07/…— Marcy McGowan (@marcylauren) March 08, 2014
In 2009 at D’Kos, I had made a comment saying that Fracking and Nuclear tests underneath the ground could be contributing to earthquakes. I was mocked and severely. Now there is some scientific data now to the Fracking……..Hmm?
Please please PLEASE make Ted Cruz win the #CPAC2014 straw vote so he spends this year as GOP frontrunner. #thanks— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) March 08, 2014
“One of the passengers travelling on board a missing Malaysian Airlines carrying 239 people was using a stolen Italian passport, it has emerged.
Luigi Maraldi, 37, from Cesena, was named as one of the travellers on board flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
But Italian sources have confirmed he is alive and well and has spoken to his worried parents from Thailand.”
Abe's & Ike's party literally withering away.
Well done, #teapartytwits. .@gop http://t.co/0jxaLBcITs— (@amk4obama) March 08, 2014
I have smoke coming out of my ears just finding out that Cheney will be on Face the nation to talk about Ukraine.
What can Dick Cheney possibly bring to the table on ANY foreign policy issue after Iraq? Uhhmm, @CBS? mediamatters.org/blog/2014/03/0…— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) March 08, 2014
Just so We let CBS know that Bob S played gulf with GW Bush and his brother was and still is a known GOPer. BobS needs to answer whether he booked Sen Kerry or better yet former VP Gore when Putin invaded Georgia in 2008? If the answers are No…..then what BobS is doing is not only wrong, but a total butt-kissing for the GOP.
Rise and Shine!
#IWD2014 RT @MaximEristavi: Besieged #Ukraine troops in Crimea greet local women w Intl Women's Day
pic by @defenceu http://t.co/CfTLb9TSYH— Andrew Stroehlein (@astroehlein) March 08, 2014
A FOX Business pundit is rendered speechless and incoherent by simple facts about health care. So, so worth it: hulu.com/watch/605513— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) March 07, 2014
Excellent read by Spandan at TPV. http://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2014/3/6/the-libertarian-scourge-how-conservatives-sold-and-liberals-bought-the-idea-of-government-as-the-enemy-of-liberty
Thanks df for posting. Spandan as usual, is on-point with his excellent analysis! :)
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