3:30 EDT: First Lady Michelle Obama, School Children, and Foodcorps Leaders Plant the Sixth Annual White House Kitchen Garden
White House Live
Bon soir, et COME ON PSG!!!!
What do Bayern and Chelsea have in common? Away goals, baby!
Hi Danny! :)
😘 http://t.co/BpfjC1tPrj— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) March 23, 2014
Hah! LL beat me by a nanosecond!
I was going to go out and by a lottery ticket today. I love my FLOTUS! Back in 2008 when PBO was running for Prez, a group I belong to petitioned Michelle to plant a garden at the WH & take up healthy eating. We sent her numerous letters & emails on this subject. We were all over the moon when she planted the first WH gardens & have followed it all ever since. ♥ ♥ ♥ MICHELLE!!! We gardeners love you!
Good for you. Love that she is doing this! Seems like the kids love it.
President Obama speaking at the University of Michigan http://t.co/golPffVbXl— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) April 02, 2014
.@FLOTUS is planting a pollinator garden this year to encourage and attract bees and butterflies.— meta (@metaquest) April 02, 2014
The kids are really into this garden planting thing – very nice!! :)
Ok, got my rake, my hoe, my eye. . .
Gardening Time. . . http://t.co/dh7JknM6Sb— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) April 02, 2014
Hello, Carol Mae!
Hi Mera! How are you?
I’m good. How are you doing? Are you feeling better?
I hope that’s not really a photo of you because BRRRRRR
No, it’s not me, just one of my silly photos. Not on here enough to contribute to the conversation. I’m much better though, thank you. 😍 Surgery went well. But then I had swelling until today. Now I can see images and color in the rt eye so I’m hopeful. My rt side of face is red and flaky though so I would wear that garden hat and big dark glasses if I had to go anywhere. 😉 Fri. I see one of surgeons so I’ll know more how I’m progressing.
Sending you lots of healing and keeping fingers crossed for an excellent progress report!!
Thank you so much. 😍
Chips I love you but it’s really hard to keep up !
From the last thread , my comment of the president’s speech in Michigan today:
My goodness this was a CAMPAIGN speech for sure !!
Maybe people could phone their democratic elected official, and their democratic candidates, and ask them ONE thing: JUST WATCH THIS SPEECH !! THAT’S HOW you’re going to WIN !!
I’m all pumped !! Could the President , AGAIN, defy conventional wisdom and lead democrats to victory in 2014 ??
I’ve read somewhere that OFA is reconsidering its “non-partisan” statute. I understood the noble principles… but given how furiously the republicans are opposing change, I don’t think there’s any choice. OFA has to go back to partisan politics for a while…
Folks, I get the feeling that the President’s is more hopeful than he was a few weeks ago. He still had determination and courage, but I sensed he was becoming more modest in his goals. Today I feel he’s completely reenergized and he will try to reenergize all democrats. He will campaign like crazy !
GAME ON !!!!!
Note: I will take time to watch the First Lady, that’s for sure. She’s every bit as wonderful as President Obama. BEST COUPLE in the White House in the history of the USA !!!
HAHAHAhahah…LP2008 you are clearly on a high from PBO’s speech today :) Well, we all are, actually! The enthusiasm for Nov 2014 is building up – slowly but surely….This will NOT be a repeat of 2010.
President Obama was on fire today.
President Obama gives a shout-out to "the legendary John Dingell." #POTUSatUMich— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 02, 2014
Pres. Obama: "My bracket is a mess. I've learned my lesson. I will not pick against the Wolverines." Crowd laughs. #POTUSatUMich— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 02, 2014
Pres. Obama jokes: "That's the problem about these brackets. People just trash talk you non-stop" Students laugh. #POTUSatUMich— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 02, 2014
Pres. Obama: "The second reason I went, is that @zingermans is a business that treats its workers well and that's worth celebrating"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 02, 2014
Pres. Obama: "8.7M new jobs over the past four years." Students whoop and cheer. #POTUSatUMich— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 02, 2014
Fantastic tweeting Nerdy, I felt like I was there!
The glorious NW with the great summaries again. Don’t know how you do it, but I just appreciate it. Just an amazing talent.
Thank you very much, Jackie.
I have never learned how to garden in the concrete they try to call dirt In Arizona. Can someone grab the graphic over on DU to put up here ?? You’ll know the one when you see it . All anyone needs to know .thanks!!
Build an 1 foot raised bed, fill it with good rich compost, use drip irrigation and you can grow just about anything for 9 to 10 months of the year. Late Spring, early fall you need to provide some shade for the more tender plants. We have been doing this for years here ♥
POTUS: "7.1M Americans have now signed up for coverage through the Affordable Care Act otherwise known as #ObamaCare" Students scream in joy— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 02, 2014
Pres. Obama: "I do not want my daughters paid less than somebody else's sons for doing the same job." #EqualPay #RaiseTheWage— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 02, 2014
Pres. Obama mentions that in the year since he asked Congress to #RaiseTheWage, 6 states have done so and Connecticut raised it to $10.10.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 02, 2014
Pres. Obama on treating workers right: "Hugely successful companies today like Costco, they take the same approach." #RaiseTheWage— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 02, 2014
PBO on @Gap sweaters he bought for his daughters: "They have not worn them yet, but if they're watching, make me feel good. Wear them once"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 02, 2014
LOL @EmptyCircle —-> http://t.co/lmQsNFj2c9— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) April 02, 2014
AHA! Just as I thought!
Pres. Obama: "If you cook our troops meals, wash their dishes; your country should do right by you." #RaiseTheWage— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 02, 2014
Pres. Obama: "Nearly three in four Americans support raising the minimum wage." #RaiseTheWage— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 02, 2014
Pres. Obama: "Republicans – not Republicans around the country – in congress don't want to raise it all." #RaiseTheWage— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 02, 2014
Students boo @GOP not wanting to #RaiseTheWage. President Obama: "Don't Boo. Organize." #POTUSatUMich— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 02, 2014
Pres. Obama to students about @GOP and #2014Elections: "They may not hear the boos, but they can read a petition and they can see votes."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 02, 2014
The "Stink Burger" and the "Mean-Wich"<— President Obama on Paul Ryan and @GOP's new budget that gives tax cuts to the wealthy.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 02, 2014
POTUS on @GOP: "I don't see what's the problem in helping young people. Those who do, it won't be long before they say, get off my lawn!"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 02, 2014
Pres. Obama on @GOP: "One plan they do have is to repeal #ObamaCare. Because they haven't tried that 50 times." Students laugh.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 02, 2014
Pres. Obama: "Wages you can live on…health care that’s there for you when you need it. That’s what opportunity for all means."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 02, 2014
President Obama to businesses: "Fair wages and higher profits can go hand in hand." #RaiseTheWage— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 02, 2014
Where’s japa? PBO was on fire today!!! :)
I’m around. I wish I could watch him. You might remember my comment about his speech yesterday. There are things he won’t say, but he leaves no doubt in people’s minds that he wants to say them.
I think he was waiting to see what the final numbers were on the enrollment figures. If they had come in around 6 M it would have looked bad and he would have been more on the defensive. With the numbers the way they are, he is going on the offensive. As he put it yesterday, it isn’t necessary for the Dems to defend their policies. It is up to the GOP to defend why they want to destroy rather than build.
And he is telling all Dems, candiadtes and otherwise to make this the message. Dems have been playing defense since the days of Reagan. No longer. And the thing is, the GOP hasn’t had to defend themselves for so long, I’m not sure they know how.
I am reminded of the film Miracle about the US hockey team beating USSR in the Olympics. As the game is nearing the end, the US coaches can’t figure out why the Soviet goalie isn’t being pulled even though the Soviets were down a goal. Finally it struck them that this is a situation the Soviet coach hadn’t been in and didn’t know how to handle it.
Don’t defend, attack. Attack with honesty, with facts, with clarity. Unlike the GOP we don’t need to lie about them, the truth is the only weapon we need.
Yup – I totally agree with your analysis here. PBO has now signaled to the Dems that they have their message for Nov 2014. No more waffling around, trying to defend something that doesn’t need defending. And by the time the final numbers are tallied up (April 15), that 7M number might very well hit 8M.
Hope, is it possible that back in 2010, the President and his congressional allies chose the dates for the ACA enrollment so it could be PERFECTLY TIMED for the mid-terms of 2014 ? They were confident the law would work and they thought they could campaign on it in 2014…
Yes, that’s quite possible. And if so, then they made a good calculation.
The last sentence is 1001% correct.
Honesty. Facts. Clarity.
Repeat with Firm Conviction.
Good God Japa: your comment here has me fired up! What a great analogy and a call to arms.
Very well said japa!
“Unlike the GOP we don’t need to lie about them, the truth is the only weapon we need.”
#TrustBarack … He’s Earned It.
"It's like that movie Groundhog Day—except it's not funny." <- POTUS on @GOP repealing #ObamaCare 50 times and not wanting to #RaiseTheWage— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 02, 2014
Pres. Obama: "We’ve got more jobs to create, and kids to educate"…"America is a place for everybody. That's what we're fighting for!"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 02, 2014
Great tweets NW! :)
Thanks so much for the tweets of Potus’s speech. I’m at work, slacking a bit ;) but your tweets have made it clear this is one speech I don’t want to miss. I can’t wait to get home to listen to it. Thanks again!
You’re welcome. Glad they helped.
Great, great tweets! You are absolutely the best, Nerdy Wonka.
How cool for these kids, planting the garden at the WH and spending time with the First Lady.
Obama speaks to a crowd of about 1,400 @UofM about #minimumwage #POTUSatUMich http://t.co/EGRGztDVcx— Anne C. Savage (@Anne_Savage) April 02, 2014
Fired Up! President Obama shakes hands after addressing students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. http://t.co/krPLWQNRjI— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) April 02, 2014
Not popular! If by “not popular” you mean they Love him! Young people Love this president——–as do a bunch of ‘oldies’ with whom I’m familiar. :)
Us 21-year-olds love him too, Dotster! :-)
Chipsticks I didn’t know you were 21, you sure are one hard working 21 year old. I assume you were at least 25. :)
I am eternally 21, Anniebella! :-)
Markos is now using the ACA to show off and make a name for himself…LOL!
Daily Kos community raises over $52K for Charles Gaba in appreciation for his great work at ACAsignups.com dailykos.com/story/2014/04/…— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) April 02, 2014
Oh, I’m going to be ill.
OK I’m feeling hyper today. So I’ll be generous. Maybe Markos won’t admit it but he’s now GENUINELY more supportive of the ACA ? He’s a purist and an ideologue… could it be possible that Barack Obama is teaching him a thing or two about how progress is achieved in REAL LIFE ? If Markos’ heart isn’t completely closed, the numerous stories of lives saved, people experiencing RELIEF must have had an impact on him. No ?
Come to think of the “kill the Bill” crowd, I may have missed it, but where is Jane what’s her name these days ? Haven’t heard about her in a long time…
I like that they recognized Mr. Gaba and contributed to his effort, but did Markos really need to tweet this? He could have just posted it on his site.
Markos is grifting again. There should be music for that. I, for one, will not forget all the “kill the bill” & don’t vote in 2010 that came out of his mouth & his site. BITE THE CACTUS, Markos!
Yup, he’s not fooling anyone. He’s trying to solicit publicity for himself by attaching himself to Obamacare, now that’s seen as an astounding success.
What an ass that Markos. I may be wrong but from what I infer from Charles Gaba, he’s very humble and would be embarrassed over that tweet.
Do you remember the vitriol spewing from nyceve and slinkerwink when ACA was passed?! Disgusting.
When I checked my email box a little while ago, I had an email from him with the title, “I don’t normally do this,” or something similar. I’m not donating to Charles Gaba through DK. CG has a donation button on his site, and that’s where I’ll donate. I will NOT forget how Markos and others at DK did all they could to suppress the vote in 2010, their cavalier, and dismissive, attitude toward Persons of Color, or how they constantly whined about Obamacare being a failure because it isn’t single payer. They might fool some others, but they don’t fool me. There’s no way I’ll ever believe Markos and his tightest group of sycophants were ever staunch supporters of Obamacare because they didn’t act like it. It was this kind of behavior meant to undermine PBO and Obamacare that had the effect of causing myself and others to stop visiting the site, and I haven’t missed it.
If it is an atonement by Kos, then I say good.
Mr. Gaba did Us All a great Service.
Obama has shown mettle as Commander in Chief of US. From last 2 days, it is obvious he is now CIC of the Dem party. Either way, defending US— john miller (@deaconmill) April 02, 2014
CIC of the Democratic party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This!!! Yes yes yes!
WE (TOD) never had a doubt, but looking at you……….. doubting dems, fixers of obamacare, anyone planning to sit out 2014
Love this photo from Reuters' Larry Downing from University of Michigan today. http://t.co/h9FHGb5bZj— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) April 02, 2014
If money is an example for Free Speech, so is vote. Yet Roberts faction says barriers to one is bad, but okay to put barriers against other.— john miller (@deaconmill) April 02, 2014
The Roberts Court will rank as one of the worst and most anti-democracy SCOTUSes in modern history. What a sad group of losers the SC right-wing judges are. We need to keep the Senate and have one of these idiots retire. Just replacing one of the right wingers would change the country.
I know exactly what you mean Jacquie but I can’t use the term “the Roberts Court”. The problem is not the whole Court, but the 5 conservative Justices on it.
So, “the five conservative Justices on the Roberts Court will rank as one of the worst and most anti-democracy Justices of the SCOTUS in modern history”. I like it better, ha ha.
I know. Semantics. But can you just imagine how frustrating it must be these days for the four Justices who are members of “the Roberts Court” but are always in the minority for these despicable rulings ?
The best tweet of the day!
Seriously, people, we have to purge Congress of heartless idiots like Paul Ryan. This is a good read:
‘ HONOLULU (AP) – Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has been named to the Armed Services Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The House Democratic Caucus announced the appointment Tuesday.
Gabbard says Hawaii plays a significant role in advancing defense and policy in the Asia-Pacific region. She says her appointment ensures Hawaii will continue to have a role on the important committee. ‘
That was so much fun… love the kids and FLOTUS is so wonderful with all of them… those hugs she gives to every single one, chokes me up everytime.
I almost can’t take watching it because I just want to be there in person to help!! She’s so great with all of them. And so is Sam.
me too.. I so wish I could have a garden… truly enjoyed their planting today.
After listening to POTUS, I watched FLOTUS and the kids plant the garden. It is nice to watch her with the kids, and see them plant the garden.
it was, she interacts with kids so lovingly always.
Can’t find a video of the president’s speech anywhere yet. The WH seems to take forever to post the latest speeches.
Jackie, if you forward a minute you’ll get it in the live video – although they usually remove that after a while.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I got it!!!!
You’re welcome! :-)
WOOOOHOOOOTHANK YOU…WATCHING IT NOW!
Here’s the speech from C-SPAN.org
For them to have it already, they either Live Streamed it or it was Televised Live.
Thank you Nena!
I had the WH Video too. Then I saw that you had posted it and I said: That Is My…..Our Chips :) faster than Usain Bolt. Thank you Lady.
Ha, I wish Nena!!
President Barack Obama conjured up a couple of new words during a Wednesday speech in Ann Arbor, Mich., labeling the House GOP budget a “stinkburger” and a “meanwich.”
His comment about the blueprint — released by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and heard in committee Wednesday — quickly turned into a trending topic on Twitter in Washington, D.C. It didn’t sit well with Republican leadership aides.
Oh, did their fee feess get hurt? They have no problem suing the term traitor to describe Dems, or calling the President a liar. If they don’t like the term have them defend the budget and why those terms don’t apply. They can’t, not without lying out their…
To freaking bad. If PBO responded to all of the crap thrown at him by the repugs, he would not have time to do anything else. I loved every word of his speech.
Oh well——-I loved it——so did his audience. Who cares about the Repub leadership aides. They hate everything Obama, so nothing new.
PBO was on fire today. That’s the rallying cry for the Dems to get out and kick butt!
If you are a DC/NY Pundit or a Print Reporter, Columnist, TV/Cable Host, Political Strategist, etc and you have at One Time or Another predicted the Doom and Gloom of pres Obama since 2008……..
I Say STOP In The Name Of Love.
Your failures Need a Confessional adjustment with Facts, Truth and Accuracy in the Public Domain Or seriously do Us All a huge favor and Disappear or Forever Hold Your Darn Mouth……Shut It.
My afternoon rant.
BREAKING: Air Force One and Pres. Obama have touched down at O'Hare Airport. http://t.co/dnrwxbbSsw— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) April 02, 2014
I am trying to decide who biggest sociopath in the GOP is. Ryan? Cruz? Paul? Tough to decide. Based on his budget, I'll go with Ryan today.— john miller (@deaconmill) April 02, 2014
it’s still cheney. biggest-sociopath-for-life.
japa21, I say they all are sociopath, every last one of them.
Two students from Friendship Public Charter School got to meet the First Lady today – and they'll never forgot it :-) http://t.co/9vE5UxKvNl— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) April 02, 2014
Obama arrives hometown Chicago, greeted by Gov. Quinn for helo ride downtown. http://t.co/WAVade3zmP— Nedra Pickler (@nedrapickler) April 02, 2014
Before lunch, I kicked out an unruly patron. He vowed we would be cast into hell. So, I have that going for me.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) April 02, 2014
A preview of orientation:
God, I love that routine. “I’m afraid the Jews were right.”
The “Pink Tights and Plenty of Props” skit from the same performance cracks me up.
“Prime Minister Yatsenyuk stated that Ukraine suggests Russia to recognize Ukrainian as a second official language on the territory of the Russian Federation. He mentioned this on the 10th annual investment conference of Dragon Capital in Kyiv, as reported by Interfax. “Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs made a statement on the matter. The Ukrainian-speaking community is the largest in Russia and is completely natural for Ukrainian to be recognized as a second state language, or at least to carry a special status,” said Yatsenyuk.”
Ukraine suggests to Russia that Russia makes Ukrainian its second state language wp.me/p4bJDw-3A3 fb.me/6jEO9BvY9— (@MaidanOnline) April 02, 2014
First Lady Michelle Obama helps plant the White House Kitchen Garden http://t.co/kYT7sFj06J— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) April 02, 2014
FLOTUS is soooooo clever to be planting today, the Moon is in Taurus, an earth sign, and it is just in the waxing cycle, excellent for those seeds to begin germinating!! I wonder if she uses a garden/planting almanac…. I wish I still had a garden..
What a great treat to see and hear the president’s speech in MI! Nerdy’s summaries are brilliant, but, wow, does our president pack a wallop! I want every Democratic candidate to start speaking like this. Don’t get cowed by Republican talking points, or Republican media, or Republican money, come out swinging Democrats and we’ll be right there to support you.
He is a VERY happy man today.
Time to boycott UPS ( I don’t use them anyway )
UPS Fires 250 Drivers After They Protested A Coworker’s Firing
I stopped using them a long while back; they did something else stupid- can’t remember what, but turned me off them.. I’ll stick to the good old post office.
Saw this in the comments from a Tom Paine…..was it this ?
Ever since, years ago, they won a ruling that if someone works 39.5 hours a week they are “part time”, I have avoided UPS. I do business with the US Post Office whenever possible.
no, it was something they did just a couple of years ago.. but I used to use them when I sold/purchased stuff on ebay… and then I began boycotting them, it was either during the first election or the second, and I think it had something to do with President Obama.. or during his election time period. Sorry my memory is not like an elephant :)
OMG—Ed playing a vid of Limgaugh saying that people are getting divorced because they can’t afford Obamacare! And——-Obamacare is still trying to sneak in DEATH PANELS!
Whacko insane desperation——I think the 7.1 million milestone has sent them completely over the edge—–and their heads hit a big rock!
Mind control. That is what Talk hate wicked jokers are. Using the Public Airwaves to transmit Pure propaganda.
The Fairness doctrine when it was dismantled brought this cancer to America.
During FDR’s years Rev Fr Charles Coughlin was the Epitome of this kind of garbage that led to the Fairness Doctrine.
New post in 12 minutes and 14 ish seconds.
BREAKING: Fort Hood in Texas has ordered everyone on base to "shelter in place": apne.ws/1fvBLCp— The Associated Press (@AP) April 02, 2014
Not again. That the same base 12/13 were killed in 2009/2010.
Lord I hope that the shooter is stopped without another occurrence of a deadly massacre.
BREAKING: A shooting has occurred at Fort Hood, U.S. Army official confirms to NBC News— NBC Nightly News (@nbcnightlynews) April 02, 2014
Listening to Rev. Al talk about this shooting right now.
BREAKING: Bell County Sheriff's Office says Fort Hood reports 'active shooter;" sending deputies to help.— The Associated Press (@AP) April 02, 2014
We’re raised our children to be good at sharing, so naturally when my son got a stomach flu…
Ugh! My wife and I are both green faced and wiped out.
PBO has been informed. Sickening.
NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports as many as 8 wounded in Fort Hood shooting; two shooters, one down, one on the run— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) April 02, 2014
It is sickening indeed meta. Hopefully the ones shot will survive, and they catch both the bastards who did this.
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