@jonfavs: The first speech I ever wrote at age 4 was a real Mother’s Day barnburner. Love you, Mom!
oh boy! my lucky day :)
Hello! Congrats on 1st, Hope44!
Afternoon all and wishing everyone a Happy and Blessed Mother’s Day
Lovely comments, prose and poetry from the last thread. May all our creative endeavours give hope and solace to one another.
Happy Mother’s Day to all TOD mothers.
Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom in Heaven.
Now I can go read the rest of the posts since last night.
Congrats on Your Gold, HOPE44
TU Nena…Happy Moms day.
Good West Coast Mother’s Day Sunday Chipsticks & TOD family!
Congrats Hope44 on First!!!
Missing my grandmas on Mother's Day (Dianne Reeves ~ Better Days): youtu.be/dlFj9iCnaIE— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) May 11, 2014
D-ette, honey, you are a real treasure! I have never heard that before, but I <3 <3 it! My grandma was *my* real mother, although my mother was right there. TY, and a very happy aunty-mommy day to you!
A Song For Mama by Boyz 2 Men: youtu.be/tap90z44WR8— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) May 11, 2014
This one nailed it for me……..maximum water works! TY.
The Intruders ~ I'll Always Love My Mama (1973): youtu.be/zR-7YfQAnHM— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) May 11, 2014
Paul Simon ~ Mother & Child Reunion: youtu.be/KXsyXjZPvGU— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) May 11, 2014
"@PardueSuzanne Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom… http://t.co/b01m05axty"— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) May 11, 2014
well that answers a lot for me…. I still must be a dumb as a brick. ;-)
Aww… not so. You have many other jewels, my dear. You’ve just gotta polish them up every now and then, so you can sparkle! :-)
Thanks for inspiring me to #ReachHigher mom! Wishing you and all the wonderful moms out there a #HappyMothersDay. -mo http://t.co/AOFJIcb17A— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) May 11, 2014
Have a Happy Mother’s Day. Now go give your favorite moms some hugs. http://t.co/SNu9OiAaop— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 11, 2014
Happy Mother's Day to our terrific Mom-In-Chief @FLOTUS and her Mom! http://t.co/AwHrTMrJY9— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) May 11, 2014
Happy Mother's Day to our terrific #SLOTUS @DrBiden! http://t.co/z2VaYRy6WN— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) May 11, 2014
I wish her daughter was also in the picture too.
Happy Mother’s Day Dr Jill Biden.
This Mother's Day, my thoughts and prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and their families. #BringBackOurGirls. -Jill— Dr. Jill Biden (@DrBiden) May 11, 2014
Congrats on 1st, HOPE!!
Brilliant day on Truhanov Island. Amazing that this spot is just a 20 minute bike ride from the Maidan. http://t.co/REfOTbdzy9— Geoffrey Pyatt (@GeoffPyatt) May 11, 2014
Our Ambassador has a very informative, active Twitter TL, btw.
"@Fascinating_P Photographers photographing penguins watching photographers photographing penguins. http://t.co/NVKp2FNDrn"— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) May 11, 2014
" @SciencePorn Mathematics is the language of the universe. http://t.co/vXpck2TaCc #STEM— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) May 11, 2014
Legendary modern #dancer and choreographer Martha Graham was born on May 11, 1894: youtu.be/LQXSzZoq78U— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) May 11, 2014
Martha Graham Dance Animates Google Logo With Ryan Woodward Art: youtu.be/-aAIfb8DNa4— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) May 11, 2014
Ellen Ochoa (b. May 10, 1958) 1st Hispanic woman to fly in space; 1st Hispanic, director of @NASA Johnson Space Ctr http://t.co/DcctpkBOiK— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) May 11, 2014
Fred Astaire performing "You're All The World To Me" (Royal Wedding-1951): youtu.be/CsoYyDlYU8M— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) May 11, 2014
MT @MeredithFrost Seriously cool… watch a live stream of Earth from Int'l Space Station m.ustream.tv/recorded/47386… http://t.co/a3R6F7uZ5n— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) May 11, 2014
Harriet Quimby (b. May 11 ,1875) 1st American woman pilot licensee; 1st woman to fly over the English Channel. http://t.co/6fTDrmx7jt— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) May 11, 2014
The Great Judith Jamison, dancer, choreographer, former Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre AD was born on May 10, 1943: youtu.be/JCzCXrWM1cc— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) May 11, 2014
Enjoy your day everyone!
Enjoy your Day Dudette! Anything special planned? My son and family just drove up and will be frying fish for us, plus other stuff! :) <3
Thanks Carol Mae. A fish fry sounds great!
We’re doing a barbecue at Mom and Dad’s. Grilling chicken and turkey burgers instead of hot dogs and beef burgers though. :-)
Thank you, Dudette. I have always loved the great work of Mr. Alvin Ailey. The beauty that he put together in his choreographs of “Cry” with Judith Jamison as the “Prima” was just brilliant. This beautiful Ballet dedicated to Black mother and All mothers became one of his most beautiful pieces. I have the photo of the dress that they had to make over for Ms. Jamison for this performance. A lot of beautiful history and one of the most brilliant performances by Judith Jamison. Thanks for bringing this great dancer and choreographer, Alvin Ailey to our TOD family. A celebration for all mother, I feel. Beautiful mothers all over the world., to you all be forever loved by all of us.HZ
Meet Ms. Judith Jamison in LA at the Music Center. What a joyful experience. Every time I walk into my music room/library, that painting facing me as I enter. I dedicated that room in memory of my mother since she loved reading, singing, and playing the piano. One of my favorites in my modest condo. HZ
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Wonderful Mothers at TOD!
Chips, Happy Mothers Day to Danny’s Mom!
An open invitation from my boys to yours. . . 😍 Big fenced in yard and. . .
Happy Mother's Day Mom! 💞 🌹 http://t.co/cG0s3AuRAv— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) May 11, 2014
:-D :-D :-D
Oooooooh Carol, they are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)
Thank you. Luv them!
What handsome dogs!!
Thank you. Love them so much. <3
CarolMae, they are so beautiful. We need a lovely meet up with Danny, Bo, Sunny, and the TOD extended family for a’ Play Day’ at the WH. Now that would give the grumpy ones something to talk about. HZ
That would be so fun! During 2012 campaign on OFA FB they asked people to send in photos of pets and how they helped us campaign for POTUS. We took one of the boys by our Obama/Biden yard sign. ;) People sent in cutest photos.
Sunny and Bo say "Woof Woof" [their version of Happy Mother's Day!] @FLOTUS http://t.co/cywYk3NLAx— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) May 11, 2014
Bo and Sunny look marvelous.
Best First Dogs ever. HZ
Bearded Eurovision queen vows fight for tolerance not over, by @SimSimWissgott u.afp.com/QRv via @YahooNews— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) May 11, 2014
RT @Know http://t.co/zo9PEuBdkU— (@SciencePorn) May 11, 2014
so I can't do my math homework cause my duck fell asleep on my calculator :) http://t.co/Bvk4VhRfMH— Baby Animals (@BBAnimals) May 11, 2014
What a varied and inspiring collections of tweets, Dudette! thank you!
“..With the clock running out on the seventh and final round of the 2014 NFL Draft on Saturday evening and the St. Louis Rams holding two of the last eight picks, Rams coach Jeff Fisher turned to general manager Les Snead and team president Kevin Demoff and said, “Let’s go get Michael Sam” — and the NFL changed forever……
"15 mins before history was made, only 1 man had a clue what was about to happen" on.nfl.com/1mNB1tv @MikeSilver http://t.co/vqzVGosQT7— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) May 11, 2014
…..Late Friday night in Fisher’s office, as the coach met with Demoff and Snead, the subject of drafting Sam came up, and it was quickly dismissed. Yet privately, Fisher was contemplating the possibility that, if Sam remained on the board in the draft’s latter stages, he could simultaneously get value and strike a blow for acceptance and respect. On Saturday, as pick No. 249 neared, Fisher decided it was time to welcome Sam to the Rams’ family. He called Rams owner Stan Kroenke and told him of the plan, receiving a favorable response……
…At 5:48 p.m. CST, the pick was called in, and the war room grew silent. Fisher rose from his seat and walked over to the pair of large television sets in one corner of the room, and scores of coaches, scouts and other Rams officials joined him. A couple of minutes later, when the pick was flashed on the two screens, the room erupted in applause, and Fisher began receiving hand slaps from nearly everyone in his vicinity. A few minutes later, as he paced excitedly around his office, Fisher revealed to me that he’d been privately considering the Sam move for several days. “I’ve been thinking about it,” Fisher said. “Look, he’s a good football player. We’re glad to have him. We got better when we took him. And we’re gonna do everything we can to get the most out of him. It’s exciting.”
It’s also historic — and until about 15 minutes before history was made, only one man had a clue what was about to happen.
“In developing countries, clean drinking water is not a given. According to the World Health Organization, every year, around 3.4 million people die from water-related illnesses. To put it in perspective: That’s roughly equivalent to Los Angeles’ entire population. Accessing clean water often means waiting in line for a truck to haul it to you, boiling it (an energy-hungry option) or running it through a ceramic filter (expensive). But the truth is, more often than not people don’t clean it at all.
A new project from the Water Is Life organization is looking to simplify the purification process with a high-design solution. The Drinkable Book, as it’s called, looks like something you’d keep on your coffee table, but it’s actually a full-on water purification system…..
Ingenious book about water safety wrd.cm/1kTIvdj is also a water filter that can help prevent 3.4 MIL deaths youtu.be/qYTif9F188E— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) May 11, 2014
….Each page is its own little filter that can clean up to 100 liters of water (that’s around a 30-day supply). This means each book can provide a single person with up to four years of clean water. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon and University of Virginia developed a special kind of paper that’s coated in silver nanoparticles, which kill bacteria. “Some socks use silver nanoparticles to prevent fungus from growing on athletes’ feet,” explains chemist Theresa Dankovich, the project’s lead scientist who has been researching this process since 2008……”
If only we weren’t so determined to destroy and contaminate our worldwide supply of water. Look at you #Kochbastards
In church today, our associate minister, Lori, had special prayer for the girls of Nigeria and their parents. She had put slips of paper with the first names of the girls, as many as she could find, on the altar table, and for those names she couldn’t find, she put “Unknown. Child of God”. After church we were to pick up names to take home and keep praying for. It was very moving, and people certainly took the name slips, some people more than one. The teenagers and children took more than one each, I know. A moving sight was a young mother standing at the table with her two children, picking up names. It is wonderful to attend a church where today’s problems are a focus.
Our pastor always says “…..for the only world we have……” we must act and give.
A small but important correction. The one kind of slip said “Child of God. Name unknown.” Which is much better than the way I had remembered it. The girl isn’t unknown, just her name at this point.
Gabby has a beautiful tribute to Mothers on here and I don’t know how to post it…Please someone help!
So, G x2, what have you done with everybody? This place is unusually quiet – not many mice stirring at all!
“Michael Sam Rams Jerseys Are Already For Sale And The Demand Is Reportedly ‘Ridiculous’”
I want to see can the guy play NFL football, I don’t give a dam that he is gay. He was a good college player, now it’s time to see what he can do in the NFL.
As far as we’re all concerned, Glen Greenwald can go sit on a rusty chainsaw, and hit the Power button.
hopefruit2, Take his pal Snowden with him.
Yes, they could each take turns on that lovely saw.
What a brilliant descriptive idea hopefruit2 – I could add a couple of names of folks to sit with him.
Oh please do 99ts…there’s enough room to fit at least three more jerks on that special saw.
Anyone involved with this – they are selling off the farm and throwing away our heritage – ignoring climate change and the needs of our indigenous people and giving out some serious hate to immigrants and refugees.
We have lost the ability to care about our people – I am truly bereft – and the s..t that people like GG carry on about does nothing for anyone – other than themselves.
Comment of the Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry Department of Information Policy on the true public opinion in the South-Eastern regions of Ukraine
The clumsy attempt of the so-called referenda is not just illegal and illegitimate for a number of reasons, it tries to hide a bald statement of the fact that the vast majority (70%) in Ukraine’s east prefer unity, whereas mere 18% support secession, according to recent surveys conducted by the authoritative Pew Research Center in Ukraine in April.
The similar results were made public earlier by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) together with the Mirror of the Week (Dzerkalo Tyzhnya) weekly. According to the polls, about 15% of people living in the South-East of Ukraine want their region to be part of Russia, whereas in Donetsk region this figure is 27,5%.
However, opinion surveys also indicate that the fundamental grounds for protest are of economic origin or are related to security concerns, and not, for instance, a language issue. Only 6,5% of people living in the South-East of Ukraine are concerned with imposing Ukrainian language.
The problem is that this vast majority of true Ukrainian patriots and supporters of united Ukraine are being intimidated by the pro-Russian terrorist groups and under the threat of live they are afraid to voice openly their protest against the bandits and their collaborators.
Ukrainian government is committed to an inclusive political dialogue that will address the immediate needs of this important minority, resulting in the constitutional reforms on decentralization and empowering the regional communities. In the meantime, presidential and local elections due on May 25 are one of the principal ways to ensure that the interests of this minority are duly represented in power.
Thus, holding fair and free elections all over Ukraine is the top priority for Ukrainian government as a follow up to Geneva accord of April 17.”
The United States will not recognize the results of these illegal referenda': goo.gl/Xl7yo3 http://t.co/AIWN7nA3VK— Geoffrey Pyatt (@GeoffPyatt) May 11, 2014
@Yatsenyuk_AP @AmbassadorRice @JohnKerry @GeoffPyatt @AmbassadorPower What a Farce! twitter.com/EuromaidanPR/s…
#RussianInvasion #Ukraine— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 11, 2014
So called referendums in Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine were illegal (@PolandMFA statement) mfa.gov.pl/en/c/MOBILE/ne…— Marcin Wojciechowski (@maw75) May 11, 2014
Ballots counted – 89% voted for #Donetsk republic. Remember that intercepted convo? http://t.co/wbKVVs1kkt @pravolivo | EMPR News #Ukraine— Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) May 11, 2014
Proof that "referendum"in #Donetsk on May 11 will be illegal and is supported by #Russia youtube.com/watch?v=Cjut-e… | EMPR Video #Ukraine— Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) May 07, 2014
@Yatsenyuk_AP @AmbassadorRice @GeoffPyatt @JohnKerry And, 89% it is twitter.com/EuromaidanPR/s… twitter.com/EuromaidanPR/s… #TzarVlad's fools FAIL.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 11, 2014
Along with their many skills, mothers are great translators. http://t.co/S7AzlEQAWB— Nelson (@Yardarm756DD) May 11, 2014
Hahahahaha! Thank you, Yardarm756DD! Isn’t that the truth! Happy to see you back here, on the bridge, keeping the good ship TOD on course. Smooth sailing again. X
I heard that the young lady who introduce FLOTUS yesterday at Dillards University was from Nigeria.
President Obama’s legacy: A foundation for peace
Let’s be honest – after the terrorist attack on 9/11 this country went on a bit of a freak-out…wars, torture, Gitmo, terror threat levels, TSA, warrantless surveillance, etc. Its easy to simply blame the Bush/Cheney administration. But the truth is, they got re-elected after most of that was underway. So there’s plenty of blame to go around.
I can understand the arguments the President’s critics make against his implementation of a War on al Qaeda. But they are left with either making a case that the threat doesn’t exist or offering alternatives to deal with it. I almost never hear either one. That’s why a few years ago I began to speak up about the need to end this particular war and to track the Obama administration’s signals that they were attempting to do so.
We are now six years into the Obama presidency and not only is Osama bin Laden dead, but there have been zero attacks by al Qaeda on American soil. Last year, with very little fanfare from his critics on the left, the President called for an end to this “indefinite war.” Other than preventing another great depression and passing/implementing health care reform – I believe this will be his great legacy.
Can anyone explain what this is all about??
Why does Obama and his wife embarrass us with hashtag Nigeria selfies on the world stage? Embarrassing. #impeach bbc.co.uk/news/uk-273607…— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) May 11, 2014
Sarcastic response to those who are saying that it is embarrassing for POTUS and FLOTUS to do these things. Links to an artilce which praises FLOTUS for it.
thanks Japa…I don’t always get the sarcasm
Jeff is laying on some heavy snark, pf58. The BBC article title is “Nigeria kidnap: David Cameron joins “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign” and has a picture of the Prime Minister and Christiane Amanpour holding a #BringBackOurGirls sign, on air, similar to the one First Lady Obama held in the White House photo.
thanks….sometimes these kind of things go right over my head….
Not to worry, pf58!!
Reverse satirical Tweeting is what I can gather, having read the article and also knowing Jeff’s Mostly Strong support of both Pres and Mrs Obama for the last 6 plus years.
The emphasis is #Bringbackourgirls
If those who are critical want the ‘embarrassment’ of the hashtag to disappear.
Tired of Obama's hashtag foreign policy. http://t.co/E6gj5al4im— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) May 11, 2014
Tired of Obama's hashtag foreign policy. http://t.co/E6gj5al4im http://t.co/8aLlfJH2J6— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) May 11, 2014
GWBush vacation days vs. #Obama vacation time by the numbers. http://t.co/d7ybHQXXuL— Curtis (D-PA) (@ZonkerPHL) May 11, 2014
This is so painful. There is no decency—nothing but hate.
So will anyone in the media ever be prepared to talk about this? I didn’t think so.
Holy Smokes. I stopped watching at 7 mins plus for they were behind in LA by 7 points. Yes, in Basket Ball with 7 minutes left 7 points is nothing. But I was not a fan for both Teams……but was wishing the Clippers to triumph after all they have been through. So now the series is 2-2.
Must have been quite an amazing finish, Nena – final score 101-99
I missed it all. Doc, I checked out.
Thunder might regret letting that lead go.
❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Girls Around The World Stand In Solidarity ❤️ ❤️❤️ #BringBackOurGirls huff.to/1jKtyMH ❤️ http://t.co/LX2HQ9IfqB— Sarah Bebe ❀☮Ⓛⓞⓥⓔ☮❀ (@zbleumoon) May 11, 2014
#Malala Yousafzai tells me: “Girls in Nigeria are my sisters.” cnn.it/1inluB6 #BringBackOurGirls @MalalaFund http://t.co/Uk8Idx6N9O— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) May 07, 2014
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