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Chat Away

First Lady Michelle Obama sits on the floor of the Library of the White House as she answers question from “kid reporters”.

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120 Responses to “Chat Away”


  1. 4 vcprezofan2
    April 21, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Almossst!

    • 5 vcprezofan2
      April 21, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      Dream-dream-dream-dreee-eee-eam!

      Hello, Lib_L! I see you are enjoying your Monday. Congrats.

  2. 14 carolyn
    April 21, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    The next president is going to have a hard time living up to this president’s Easter Egg Rolls! Both POTUS and FLOTUS are out on the lawn participating in so many ways, and obviously enjoying themselves. Seems to me interest has spiked hugely in these five years of the Obama time. In past years there were presidents who weren’t even in residence for this event. Just love the full enthusiasm and participation of our beloved ones.
    And…..they’ve opened participation to all people, not just the Washington elite. Probably another thing that frosts the D.C. MSM. They have truly made this the people’s house, and are making it, in spite of all the obstacles, the people’s administration.

  3. April 21, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    The Yahoo interview is weird. Why didn’t they show him?

    • 17 Allison
      April 21, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      This from Mr. Enthusiasm Gap. Ok…we’re going to win the midterm election.

    • 18 anniebella
      April 21, 2014 at 4:11 pm

      Republican puppet Chucky Todd said that we wouldn’t come out to vote for President Obama in 2012, prove that Koch Brother’s pimp wrong then, didn’t we? So as far as I am concern to hell with what Chucky Todd says. As I said he is just like that darn doll in those Chucky movies in the 90′s, no matter what you did to that darn doll you could never get rid of it.

  4. April 21, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Please RT!

  5. April 21, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    POTUS always give it a 1000%!!

  6. 22 desertflower
    April 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Seriously..I detest them all more and more every day.

    http://bobcesca.thedailybanter.com/blog-archives/2014/04/the-house-is-run-by-children.html

    House Republicans have introduced a bill to withhold pay from anyone they believe is in contempt of Congress.

    Under the Farenthold bill, a contempt vote by the full House or the full Senate would be enough to trigger a pay suspension, meaning a federal court would not have to convict the employee in order for the policy to take effect. The legislation would not affect retirement pay, according to the sponsor’s office.

    Not coincidentally, the only people this bill would currently effect are Attorney General Eric Holder and former IRS employee Lois Lerner.

    Do you think this is politically motivated? You’d be naive not to think so.

  7. 26 Dudette
    April 21, 2014 at 3:02 pm
  8. 38 Nerdy Wonka
    April 21, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Apparently according to Yahoo Screen, when you interview the President of the United States, you focus on the reporter’s face for the entirety of the interview and ignore President Obama.

    That was a creepy move by Yahoo Screen.

  9. April 21, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Man, my Spanish is getting a good workout today.

  10. 41 Dudette
    April 21, 2014 at 3:21 pm
  11. April 21, 2014 at 3:22 pm
    • 47 carolyn
      April 21, 2014 at 3:43 pm

      Well, they won’t get a click from me for the interview! That is absolutely rotten…..boycott of Yahoo!

  12. 48 Dudette
    April 21, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Could someone enlighten me on what controversy is over FLOTUS giving a commencement address at a Kansas high school?

    I heard Rev Al mention it on the radio as I was parking my car. Just ran across a tweet from Joy Reid about it being a topic on her show.

    • 49 GGail
      April 21, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      Girl, them peoples is so happy to have their chile gradgeeate, that they don’t won’t no First Lady to take away the attenchion from dem chillin

    • April 21, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      Some parents claim that it takes the spotlight away from the children and that an expanded guest list limits seats for graduates’ friends and family. Another person was quoted saying that it politicizes the graduation.

      • 51 jackiegrumbacher
        April 21, 2014 at 4:29 pm

        Well, CK, the stupidity runs deep and long in Kansas. Instead of giving their children something to remember all their lives, they exalt the great “achievement” of their little darlings for just finishing something that they’re expected to do anyway.

    • 52 Melanie
      April 21, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      Allegedly it’s because students were informed that seating would be limited and because some are afraid that the graduation would be turned into a political event.
      http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/wp/2014/04/20/michelle-obamas-planned-attendance-at-kansas-high-school-graduation-sparks-criticism/

      • 53 anniebella
        April 21, 2014 at 4:53 pm

        I think it’s alot of B.S. from Obama haters.I could be wrong, but I don’t think so. But from what I’ve heard the person, persons who invited FLOTUS to speak said that most of the response has been positive.

        • 54 anniebella
          April 21, 2014 at 4:57 pm

          How is inviting FLOTUS turning the graduation into a political event? FLOTUS is not a politician. Her husband is.

    • 55 Linda
      April 21, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      They were hoping for the Duck Dy-nasty crew.

    • 56 Dudette
      April 21, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      Thanks everyone! That clears it up nicely!
      :roll: Can’t believe this couldn’t be resolved with better planning. Sounds just another reason to start a media bitch-fest by some haters.

      • 57 jacquelineoboomer
        April 21, 2014 at 6:04 pm

        Exactly. Get a bigger venue. Simple as that. Then all the haters can sit far in the back of the hall, away from the “politicized” First Lady. The students will never forget hearing her and will love her, and the parents or local politicians or whoever is complaining can wear ear muffs. Or, better yet, the latter group can not bother to show up. You know … so it’s not “politicized.”

      • 58 99ts
        April 21, 2014 at 6:44 pm

        From what I read – they put 5 schools together for a single graduation (before they had a speaker) and that is what has caused the lack of seats and much of the annoyance – not to mention reducing the attention to the individual schools/students – but needless to say there is always a GOPer who will use anything to attack the first family.

  13. April 21, 2014 at 3:49 pm
    • 60 jackiegrumbacher
      April 21, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      PF, if same sex marriages comes to stodgy old PA, then the worm will have well and truly turned on this issue. Our state is usually the last to the dance and the first to leave from fatigue.

  14. 61 Nerdy Wonka
    April 21, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    You think the GOP can’t sink lower and then Nikki Haley comes along.

    The GOP only like the Constitution when it can be used by lawyers to defend them and their fat cat donors. Everyone else can go screw themselves.

    This is the new ad against her Democratic opponent.

  15. 62 vcprezofan2
    April 21, 2014 at 4:03 pm
  16. 65 Nerdy Wonka
    April 21, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Awwww…

  17. 66 Dudette
    April 21, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Interesting!

  18. 69 Linda
    April 21, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been named a Father of the Year by the National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council.

    The Republican governor has four children ranging from ages 10 to 20. He often talks about them in public.

    Christie has joked that having dinner with all of them has given him experience in being yelled at, and he has boasted about having a rare family — one without video games.

    Christie attracted scrutiny in 2011 when he used a state police helicopter to fly to his son Andrew’s baseball game. He repaid the cost.

    • 70 Don
      April 21, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      One can be father of the year and still be a lying corrupt bully who’s days are numbered.

      • 71 vcprezofan2
        April 21, 2014 at 4:32 pm

        Yea. One can also be ‘father of the year’ by inappropriately spending tax payers’ money on one’s family. I bet his kids would have wonderful things to say about their daddy, and how well he has provided for them.

      • 72 Linda
        April 21, 2014 at 4:46 pm

        When I lived in Buffalo, NY the top mobster , Joey Todaro, won Man of the Year….

      • 73 COS
        April 21, 2014 at 5:09 pm

        I wonder how many people did he threaten or promise something to get this? You can bet money that there is something shady behind this. He is trying to repair his image.

        • 74 Dudette
          April 21, 2014 at 5:17 pm

          I wondered the same thing. Perhaps now we see why all those Dems endorsed him for re-election. Looks like fear of retribution to me.

    • 75 jackiegrumbacher
      April 21, 2014 at 4:35 pm

      Linda, I truly think that given Christie’s great devotion to his family, he should resign and spend more time with them. I haven’t the smallest doubt that he’s salted away enough millions that he can retire in comfort the rest of his life.

      • 76 vcprezofan2
        April 21, 2014 at 4:51 pm

        :) :) JG, you made me grin. He probably will ‘resign to spend more time with them’ if the bridge scandal develop more fully. Crossing fingers and toes, I am. ;)

        • 77 GGail
          April 21, 2014 at 5:10 pm

          Hey vc!
          Don’t you owe me an email – one with some measurements on it.

          Just three numbers only!

          Jacket
          Waist
          Inseam

          Don’t send me no other numbers! :-)

      • April 21, 2014 at 6:38 pm

        Given the amount of time he’s going to spend away from his family, except on visitation days, he really should take your advice, Jackie, and resign now. That way he’ll have as much parenting time as possible ;)

    • 79 jacquelineoboomer
      April 21, 2014 at 6:10 pm

      I “often talk about” my son in public. Whoa – I’m Mother of the Year! What do I win … a video game?

  19. 80 Linda
    April 21, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Christie Campaign Goes Into Debt To Pay Big BridgeGate Legal Fees

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/christie-campaign-bridgegate-legal-bills

    Another BAD court ruling that allows the use of donor money for legal fees.

    • 81 MightyPamela
      April 21, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      Oh goody. Then he will declare bankruptcy and write it all off the to American taxpayer. The ones who pay their taxes, that is.

      • 82 99ts
        April 21, 2014 at 6:53 pm

        He will never spend his own money on this MP if the campaign runs out of money – no doubt he will get more “contributions” – or simply charge the NJ government – that which cannot afford to fix its roads and pay its employees.

        Nothing surer than the sun will rise tomorrow – someone decided CC just had to get some good news – and this was it. How to make a joke out of parenthood – give an award to a bully – the GOP idea of good guys.

  20. 83 Dudette
    April 21, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Found the WBZ (Boston Local CBS station) page with their POTUS interview edited & broken up into clips. Apparently there were two cameras afterall. Clips on this page are from camera focused POTUS

    http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/04/21/president-shares-thoughts-on-boston-marathon-with-wbz-tvs-lisa-hughes/

  21. 92 Dudette
    April 21, 2014 at 5:14 pm
  22. 94 Linda
    April 21, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I wonder why the Keystone protesters went to DC this week. Congress is in recess and PBO leaves tomorrow.

  23. 95 jackiegrumbacher
    April 21, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Our niece crossed the finish line in the Boston Marathon, relived and happy that she hadn’t let down her Mass General team. Her mom–my SIL–was waiting at the end with hugs and tears. So proud of her for sticking to her training and getting through 26 grueling miles.

  24. 101 Dudette
    April 21, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Wish I could have the honor of casting a vote for this woman! Perhaps someday when she runs for President! :-)

  25. 104 Dudette
    April 21, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Direct tweet from POTUS himself congratulating today’s winners:

    • 105 Dudette
      April 21, 2014 at 6:10 pm

      Correction:
      He was congratulating the top American finishers. Meb Keflezighi won the mens division.
      Women’s winner was Rita Jeptoo of Kenya. Shalane Flanagan was the top American woman, coming in an elite sixth place.

  26. 106 Nerdy Wonka
    April 21, 2014 at 6:11 pm
  27. 107 Nena20409
    April 21, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Boston Strong <3 <3 <3 this twitpic

    photo/1

    • 108 Dudette
      April 21, 2014 at 6:52 pm

      Beautiful! We need way more of that kind of togetherness spread far and wide.

    • 109 desertflower
      April 21, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      AWESOME photo! This is the America I know and love!! THESE are the people that make this country what it is. Bravo. LOVE this!

  28. 110 Nena20409
    April 21, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    POTUS does it all ;) His illustrations are the Best ;)

    photo/1

  29. 112 Dudette
    April 21, 2014 at 6:22 pm
  30. 113 Nena20409
    April 21, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Let Denialists of Evolution look at this Video.

    • 114 Dudette
      April 21, 2014 at 6:38 pm

      Okay so now we just need to give him that special blue serum that increases memory and cognitive function and… uh, oh…” Ceasar?
      No! Put that down Ceasar! Where’d you find bullets? Don’t… Noooo!
      Aaaagh!”

  31. April 21, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    FreeDUMB ….

    …. and, it’s only going to get worse as CCCP 2.0 continues to crush the ruble, the infrastructure, the everything that it touches ….

  32. 116 Dudette
    April 21, 2014 at 6:47 pm
  33. 117 Nena20409
    April 21, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/21/us/politics/jeb-bushs-rush-to-make-money-may-be-hurdle.html?_r=0

    As it sought to recruit well-heeled investors, an untested and unprofitable Miami company named InnoVida brought aboard a trusted Florida figure in 2007: Jeb Bush, the former governor and the brother of a sitting president.

    For potential stockholders, the imprimatur of Mr. Bush, who joined InnoVida as a paid consultant and a member of the board of directors, conferred credibility on the young start-up.

    That credibility did not last long. It turned out that the leaders of InnoVida, a manufacturer of inexpensive building materials, had faked documents, lied about the health of the business and misappropriated $40 million in company funds, records show. The company went bankrupt in 2011, its founder eventually went to jail and investors lost nearly all of their money.

    /////His name JEB stands for John Ellies Bush.

    • 118 jacquelineoboomer
      April 21, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      Sounds about par for the course for the younger Bush critters. They remain standing, but everybody around them? Not so much.

      Wonder if Jeb will remove this little InnoVida nugget from the bio.

  34. April 21, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Fun day today on the White House lawn. Can the first couple be any sweeter?


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