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May
14

President Obama in Los Angeles

President Obama walks off of Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport

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11:10 EDT: President Obama Attends USC Shoah Foundation Dinner, Los Angeles

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117 Responses to “President Obama in Los Angeles”


  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    May 7, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Hi

  2. May 7, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    The silhouette. Oh my goodness.Thank you, Chipsticks. I hope they swing by some of LA’s incredible Thai restaurants and grab some tasty Thai take-out for our hero and fearless, wise, generous and compassionate leader. He never looks hungry or tired or sour, but I’ll bet he could would enjoy some of LA’s magnificent cooking, from all around the world.

  3. 20 MightyPamela
    May 7, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    So, VC, are we the only ones left standing after all the partying today?

  4. 21 Nerdy Wonka
    May 7, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Some people truly are vile scumbags. Ooooo…white savior rode in on her unicorn to save those Africans who are unenlightened and can’t think for themselves without her highness’s benevolence. What a bloody douchebag. Nigerians rallied on the ground and through social media before the worldwide media paid them any attention. Now this asshole profits off their pain, blood, sweat, and tears.

    • 22 GGAIL
      May 7, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      I listened to CBS, Scott Peley & his segment told the real story. That at first the twitter tag was ” bringourdaughtersback” and the groundswell on twitter changed it to “bringourgirlsback” and he said it was started by the Nigerian mothers.

  5. 23 Nerdy Wonka
    May 7, 2014 at 10:20 pm
  6. 25 GGAIL
    May 7, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Welcome Mr. President to my home. I hope you enjoy your visit, and do come again, ya hear? <3

    • 26 vcprezofan2
      May 7, 2014 at 10:31 pm

      That’s it? You didn’t prepare ‘the fatter calf’? Make him some scrumptious dessert? Mix him a drink to quench his thirst? Lay our a fresh pair of slippers? Just a measly ‘enjoy,,,do come again’? Why would he want to come again? Even I can do better! I would have made him a cup of herbal tea!

  7. 28 anniebella
    May 7, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    I’m watching Nashville for the first time ever. Because of FLOTUS of course.

  8. 31 globalcitizenlinda
    May 7, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    there are some subjects, terms and phrases originating from the gop that I will not use or retweet because it just reinforces the idea in the minds of other voters and the general public;

    at the same time, there are some names of people (read PBO-haters) on the extreme right and left who I will not forward/retweet/repeat – they leave a bitter taste in my mind and I am not about to give them additional publicity which they fervently crave;

    I call this my “obnoxious, imbecile and bigoted list”;

    once a person is on this list, then it becomes very hard to get off;

  9. 37 Nerdy Wonka
    May 7, 2014 at 10:37 pm
  10. May 7, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    My bit of truth.

  11. 39 vcprezofan2
    May 7, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Good night, and have a good Thursday, y’all!

  12. 41 Nerdy Wonka
    May 7, 2014 at 10:51 pm
  13. 48 MightyPamela
    May 7, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    I’m outta here too. As always, keep the Light around our believed PBO, and our divine FLOTUS! http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO

    • 49 MightyPamela
      May 7, 2014 at 10:54 pm

      *beloved

      • 50 HZ
        May 8, 2014 at 1:58 am

        {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ Loving thanks to you, MightyPamela.}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} I have had my candles and jazz on all day keeping thoughts and goodness of prayer going forth for our wonderful and hard working POTUS. Love to know that his presence is in our beautiful state.
        Angels of love, protection, and grace be in his space along with his loving TOD Family.

        Get some rest, MightyPamela. You are in my thoughts. {{{{{{{Loving hugs}}}}}}}}HZ

  14. May 7, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    So, Twitter has this awesome advanced search function which lets you figure out the first instance in which a phrase was used. I searched for “bringbackourgirls” from Apr. 1 to Apr. 24. @Gus_802 has already determined that Mary Strawberry first used the hashtag on April 25. And surprise, it was first used by obyezeks on Apr. 23. Funny how the Internet works.

  15. 55 No Child Left Behind
    May 7, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    POTUS has just made his entrance along with Spielberg.

  16. 58 globalcitizenlinda
    May 7, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    this event is so timely given all crises in the world today

  17. 59 amk for obama
    May 7, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    A US tax official who came under fire last year has been held in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify at Congressional panel hearings.

    Lois Lerner was embroiled in a row over extra scrutiny given to conservative political groups seeking tax exemption.

    The House of Representatives vote was 231 to 187, with all Republicans voting in favour of the measure and all but few Democrats voting against it.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-27319132

    teh bipartisanship. No wonder gop drives the narratives.

    • 60 theo67
      May 8, 2014 at 12:22 am

      Didn’t it turn out that both Democratic and Republican organizations were investigated? The entire story was bogus. How disappointing that Democrats in Congress couldn’t be bothered to take a stand against this vote…

      • 61 99ts
        May 8, 2014 at 12:42 am

        Yes – and wasn’t it shown that Lois Lerner deliberately said otherwise – because – who knows why – she had someone in the audience at a seminar to purposely ask such a question – talk about working for the GOP – but when the truth comes out she takes the 5th. GOPers upset because their set up didn’t work – so they attack the person who set it up for them.

  18. May 7, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    All right people my people, off to wind down. See everyone tomorrow eventually.

  19. May 8, 2014 at 12:05 am

    For some of you “football” fans out there :-)

  20. 65 Dudette
    May 8, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Hey, is that Conan I hear on the CBS stream at the President’s event? Cool! :-)

  21. 66 Dudette
    May 8, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Haha! PBO sitting at table beside Steven Speilberg and his wife Kate Capshaw.

    Conan says “Today we have President Obama, Bruce Springsteen and Liam Neeson.” :-D

  22. 67 hopefruit2
    May 8, 2014 at 12:10 am
  23. 70 Dudette
    May 8, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Weird that they don’t have a camera on the speaker, but I’m okay with watching my President enjoy Conan’s jokes.

  24. 71 Dudette
    May 8, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Springsteen coming to the stage!!!

    Haha! They switched the camera to show Bruce! :-D

  25. 75 Dudette
    May 8, 2014 at 12:22 am
  26. 76 Dudette
    May 8, 2014 at 12:25 am

    I missed the first song he played, but this is what he played next. :-)
    Can’t go wrong with The Boss

  27. 79 Dudette
    May 8, 2014 at 12:26 am
  28. 80 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    May 8, 2014 at 12:27 am

    “Fifty six years ago, on 9 May 1958, the singer Paul Robeson gave a famous comeback concert at Carnegie Hall in New York.

    One of the most popular singers of his era, Robeson had been placed on a list of Americans suspected of allegiance to Moscow and for years was barred from performing. Susan Robeson remembers him both as a grandfather and as a resolute campaigner for civil rights in America

    As a teenager Susan Robeson spent a lot of time with her grandfather Paul. Her memories are keen and affectionate.” more at tweet link

    • May 8, 2014 at 1:27 am

      I’m old enough to remember the Paul Robeson US postage stamp, which was probably issued in the late 1960s or early 1970s.

      Always liked the fancy stamps, and I remember liking that stamp.

    • 82 nathkatun7
      May 8, 2014 at 1:56 am

      Thanks Alycee for sharing this! Way back in the 1980’s, Gil Noble produced and narrated an excellent documentary on Paul Robeson titled “The Tallest Tree In Our Forrest.” I’ve been searching for it without much success. Paul Robeson, a college football star and a graduate of Columbia University Law School became famous for singing African American folk Songs. He was also an accomplished actor and the most principled advocate of Civil Rights and African Independence. From the 1920s to the1940s, Paul Robeson was probably the most well known African American throughout the world. Then came the Cold war and and the black listing and Paul Robeson became persona non grata! It’s really a shame that few people know about this extraordinary man.

      • 83 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        May 8, 2014 at 2:35 am

        Supposedly, his estate is working on digitizing his archives. As “The Tallest Tress in Our Forrest” is prominently mentioned in his bio, I hope that title will be the first they make available.

        http://gilnoblearchives.com/

  29. 84 jacquelineoboomer
    May 8, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Anybody else catch that deep sigh the President just expressed, while he was listening?

  30. 86 Dudette
    May 8, 2014 at 12:35 am
  31. 87 Dudette
    May 8, 2014 at 12:38 am

    POTUS is at the podium! Woot!

    • 88 jacquelineoboomer
      May 8, 2014 at 12:43 am

      He just makes me want to cry. So prepared, so sincere, so loving. So much HIS brother’s keeper.

      Damn! What are we all going to do in 2017????

      • 89 Dudette
        May 8, 2014 at 12:54 am

        Cry a lot
        Place early orders for his book(s)
        Book reservations to visit his libraries
        Donate big (in both money & time) to whatever cause(s) he decides to focus his energies
        Hopefully allow him (and the family) the peace to wind down from 8 years of the hardest job on earth AND
        Place our full support behind the next Dem President and our Dem Congress, so that his legacy continues to grow and move #FORWARD

      • May 8, 2014 at 3:03 am

        I think we’ll be laughing our asses off at Hillary having to climb
        the stairs of AF1 2 or 3 times a week.

        I predict she will be the 1st president to trade the 747 AF1
        and get a Piper Cub.

        Be kind of hard to paint the words ” United States of America” on side though

  32. 93 Dudette
    May 8, 2014 at 12:41 am

    In his speech tonight, the President recalls his visit to the Buchenwald concentration camp with Elie Wiesel.

    ————
    The President comments after touring Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Weimar, Germany on June 4, 2009.

    • 94 jacquelineoboomer
      May 8, 2014 at 12:44 am

      I’m too sleepy to watch, but I shall tomorrow. Thanks for the nighttime “coverage,” Dudette!

  33. May 8, 2014 at 12:51 am

    This cat is starting to get on my nerves

    He used to be a solid objective reporter while at Foreign Policy……..now he is a straight Drudge link whore w/ his buddy Eli Lake at the Daily Beast. Now someone who has legit credibility is calling them on it:

    his editor to the rescue……. the defense “19 paragraphs in…..”

    • May 8, 2014 at 1:55 am

      If HRC runs for President, we can expect to be tormented for *years* with this kind of right wing attack.

      Hillary is Drudge’s bread-and-butter, and the right wing is ready to reach back into the 1990s to attack her. Especially Vince Foster — we’ll be hearing about his suicide, and how close he was to HRC on a loop. This was a favorite topic of Christopher Hitchens, and there’s no shortage of his fans in the beltway.

      A Hillary candidacy will be a three-ring circus, a feeding frenzy for the MSM.

      MoDo’s prophecy of WJC sucking the oxygen from the room will come true because that’s what the media is lusting for.

      The only upside is maybe they’ll forget about attacking PBO in every other tweet and article.

  34. 98 Dudette
    May 8, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Best President Ever!

  35. 99 jacquelineoboomer
    May 8, 2014 at 1:00 am

    Had to come back for one more:

  36. 100 99ts
    May 8, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Judges are important – which is why the GOP is trying to prevent PBO’s appointments

    http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/halt-to-john-doe-probe-lifts-obstacle-to-scott-walker-re-election-bid-b99264574z1-258293621.html

    Federal appeals court stays ruling halting Doe probe into Walker recall
    A three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago stayed U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa’s preliminary injunction from Tuesday stopping the John Doe investigation, saying he had overstepped his authority. The appeals court ruling also said Randa cannot order prosecutors to destroy evidence they have collected in the five-county probe.

    Seems there are still problems for prosecutors – Randa can do it again – le sigh

  37. 101 Dudette
    May 8, 2014 at 1:32 am

    I was sad to find out that jazz guitarist Ronny Jordan had passed away earlier this year.

    Some of you might also remember his piece “The Jackal” — popularized by character C.J. Cregg’s lip synch of it on The West Wing

  38. May 8, 2014 at 1:47 am

    Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine regarding the intentions expressed by the Presidents of the Russian Federation and Switzerland, which chairs the OSCE, to deescalate the situation in Ukraine, May 7, 2014

    Today the presidents of the Russian Federation and Switzerland, which chairs the OSCE, voiced intentions to deescalate the situation in Ukraine.

    Despite the appearance of “good faith” gestures, the content and rhetoric emanating from the Kremlin have nothing in common with any real attempts to seek a solution.

    The discussion of a peaceful settlement of the situation in Ukraine without the participation of Ukraine is meaningless and unacceptable.

    Instead of pronouncements, real actions are required.

    Russia should, first of all, fulfill its Geneva obligations and distance itself from the terrorist activity in the east of Ukraine. It should publicly call on the separatist groups to lay down their arms and put an end to the destabilizing actions of subversive groups.

    The withdrawal of Russian military troops from Ukrainian borders must have real confirmation.

    Any “terrorist referendum” in the east of our country is illegal by definition. Therefore, calls for “postponement” are in no way an expression of good will but the usual farce. Russia has already implemented this scenario in Crimea.

    It is time to put an end to false concepts. There is no civil war in Ukraine. The essence of the conflict consists in the aggression of the Russian Federation against our country, the occupation of Crimea, and the brazen interference in our internal affairs that is accompanied by support of terrorist actions against the citizens of Ukraine and the integrity of our country.

    The absolute priority of the Government of Ukraine is a full-scale national dialogue with the participation of political parties, the representatives of the regions, and the public. For such a dialogue to take place, the necessary conditions for peace and security must be established. But dialogue is impossible and unthinkable with terrorists. The protection of human life and the defeat of terrorism, which undermines any possibility for dialogue, is the very purpose of the anti-terrorist operation taking place in certain areas in the east of our country. Therefore, joint international actions to contain and neutralize any sources of terrorism are a fundamentally critical step.

    Ukraine welcomes and supports the important role of the OSCE in the international efforts designed to deescalate the situation. Of particular value will be the Organization’s efforts to promote the continuation of the national dialogue in Ukraine, to fulfill the mandate of the OSCE special monitoring mission, and to provide international monitors for the elections for the President of Ukraine, May 25, 2014.

    The statements made on May 7 in Moscow are evidence of the initial results of the consolidated international pressure on the Kremlin in response to the aggression committed against Ukraine.

    The position of our country always remains open to real dialogue in bilateral and multilateral formats designed to overcome peacefully the threats against Ukraine and our people.

    Original text: http://mfa.gov.ua/ua/press-center/comments/1251-zajava-mzs-ukrajini-z-privodu-vislovlenih-prezidentami-rosijsykoji-federaciji-i-shvejcariji-golovujuchoji-v-obse-namiriv-dejeskalaciji-situaciji-v-ukrajini

    Translated by Anna Mostovych

    • May 8, 2014 at 1:47 am

      good night TOD

      #TrustBarack

      • May 8, 2014 at 1:55 am

        Before departing, wanted to be sure everyone visiting TOD reads the following …

        “Young Ukrainians Brush Aside the Crisis and Voice Optimism About the Future

        KIEV, Ukraine — The din of dire news from Ukraine’s restive east and south tends to obscure people like Nataliya Gumenyuk, a spiky-haired bundle of energy who co-founded an online television channel that broadcast the country’s revolution. In spite of the daily chaos, conflict and crisis, she and other 20- and 30-somethings here insist that Ukraine has a brighter future in store, and they say they can build it.

        Ms. Gumenyuk, 30, covered the Arab Spring revolts for two years as a journalist, so she knows firsthand how even the most promising revolution can lead to bitter disappointment. Still, she says, “I have more optimism than I did half a year ago.”

        clip

        One lesson she had learned, she said, was the importance of voting. Like many of her contemporaries, she did not bother to cast a ballot in the 2010 election and regretted the result. “I say now, it was my own fault Yanukovych got elected,” she said. “Bad power is elected by good people who do not vote.””

        Yes, read every word of it http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/08/world/europe/young-ukrainians-brush-aside-the-crisis-and-voice-optimism-about-the-future.html?smid=fb-share&smv2

        #TrustBarack

        • 108 nathkatun7
          May 8, 2014 at 2:21 am

          Bob, I hope you have a restful sleep! Thank you so much for keeping us informed about Ukraine. Ms Gumenyuk’s observation:“Bad power is elected by good people who do not vote….” should teach all of us a lesson. I hope you tweet it to as many people as possible, but especially the holier than thou emoprogs.

        • 109 99ts
          May 8, 2014 at 2:32 am

          X2 what Nath said.

  39. 111 Dudette
    May 8, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Two of my absolute favorite singers! [Dayum, them babies can sang!]

    • 112 99ts
      May 8, 2014 at 2:59 am

      Sweet dreams dudette – I’m listening, in between thinking about preparing dinner. Suddenly winter is coming & I need to start with the “warming” food – which takes longer to cook than the summer dishes.

  40. 113 globalcitizenlinda
    May 8, 2014 at 6:22 am

    morning everybody!

    have a great day

  41. 114 globalcitizenlinda
    May 8, 2014 at 6:30 am
    • 115 globalcitizenlinda
      May 8, 2014 at 7:11 am

      great to see this activism getting to spread to many more countries because in this era of globalization, corporate greed needs to be addressed in a coordinated fashion

  42. 116 globalcitizenlinda
    May 8, 2014 at 6:50 am

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