06
Jun
14

The Cheer Heard Around The World

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C-SPAN has the no chatter version here at 1:13:01. The link also shows the entire 3 hour ceremony.

If you want to watch without viewing the ceremony, here is the clip.


149 Responses to “The Cheer Heard Around The World”


  1. June 6, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Forget me Not. . .

  2. June 6, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Did two posts get posted and are we on the right one? 😎 :)

  3. 8 CindyH
    June 6, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Fantastic clip – thank you thank you thank you!! And interesting how Christiane Amanpour didn’t let that CNN rep shill interfere with her fantastic coverage of the support for President Obama.

    • 9 LDS
      June 6, 2014 at 2:15 pm

      CindyH,
      Nice………real nice!

    • 10 Nerdy Wonka
      June 6, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      You’re welcome, CindyH!

    • 11 jackiegrumbacher
      June 6, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      Missed it the first time, Cindy, but went back and saw it with Christiane’s commentary. I couldn’t believe how she actually reported what was happening and didn’t spin it to reflect some ugly regurgitated talking point.

  4. 12 LDS
    June 6, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    I knew that I was one post too many…..
    I left you a note Donna about a whole lot of stuff.
    VC, if you are here, I can feel the shift coming now. I am getting really good at this “leaving me behind”.
    #1 is a treat whenever it happens. I celebrate with a scoop of gelato/sherbet/ice cream. Whatever is available.

    NW, I can look at this video all day and smile while remembering……
    Deuteronomy 28:7

    • June 6, 2014 at 2:16 pm

      The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.

      • 14 LDS
        June 6, 2014 at 2:47 pm

        LL, it is happening right now as we post.
        All over the world people embraces our President with love and genuine respect while the haters here in his own home live for “gotcha moments” and shout “impeach”.
        Damn shame!

      • 15 jacquelineoboomer
        June 6, 2014 at 3:11 pm

        Beautiful. I’ll cling to that, all day!

    • June 6, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      Beautiful, LDS. Thank you!!

      • 17 LDS
        June 6, 2014 at 3:56 pm

        Mr. Bobfr, TY!
        It is an honor coming from you and others here who are so consistent and committed in making sure the truth sets us free.
        I know so much more about Europe and the struggles thank to you. And bless your heart for standing firm letting HRC know that we are not going to allow her and Billary to waltz in the WH after all the ground work, hard work has been cleared and take credit as if it was all their doing.
        Please do not get me started on Billary moving his office in Harlem…….I was having a calm, peaceful day.

  5. 18 kathleenp444
    June 6, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks for this, Nerdy. On the shorter c-span clip, when the split screen of PBO and Putin came up, and they rather wryly acknowledged each other, I couldn’t help but start singing, ‘Here’s the story, of two world leaders, …’ :-)

  6. June 6, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Adooooooore this video, thanks a gazillion Nerdy!!!

    • 21 MightyPamela
      June 6, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      He is priceless, bringing a value to human life as no other has done.

      • 22 HZ
        June 6, 2014 at 11:48 pm

        MightyPamela, your words brought tears to my eyes. So beautifully stated. Thank you so much.
        I hope all is well with you as well. HZ

  7. 23 Allison
    June 6, 2014 at 2:31 pm
  8. June 6, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    #TzarVlad did not have a good #DDay70 …. couldn’t be happier for him …

    #TrustBarack

    • 30 jackiegrumbacher
      June 6, 2014 at 2:56 pm

      Must be a shock to Putin to step out of his carefully controlled environment and actually discover what the rest of the world thinks of him. Frankly, Poroshenko looks like a distinguished leader; Putin looks like a sour-faced runt. He does not come off well in company with other world leaders. Do these negotiations mean that Putin will actually recognize the legitimacy of Poroshenko’s presidency?

  9. 34 Vicki
    June 6, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    This was the way to win the week!!!
    Our President on a World Stage, loved, applauded, growing bigger by the moment.
    I watched live on C-SPAN this morning as I posted at the time but now have watched the CNN clip twice (so far) and it may be even better.
    Christiane Amanpour telling the truth and talking over the CNN nincompoop. Priceless!

    • 35 HZ
      June 6, 2014 at 11:56 pm

      Loved the way Christiane made it possible to shut down the negative and speak up about our president was so well received on the world stage and how he was received from the world leaders. That is how you report.. Grateful for the truth coming forth into our POTUS space. We already know it, but it is so good to hear it coming from her. I also like how our beautiful President recognized the children as he walked down the red carpet. I maybe wrong, but I did not notice any other leader who walked that carpet extend their hands and actually talked while walking with those precious young children. It was a beautiful sight to behold.HZ

  10. 36 Bill R.
    June 6, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Thank you for all the great D-Day coverage of our President!

  11. 37 Nerdy Wonka
    June 6, 2014 at 2:46 pm
    • 38 jackiegrumbacher
      June 6, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Putin has absolutely no class. Whatever his prejudices, the Queen is an elderly woman and deserves respect.
      she was a world leader before Putin was out of diapers.

    • 39 MightyPamela
      June 6, 2014 at 3:29 pm

      Just lovely, lovely.

  12. 40 jacquelineoboomer
    June 6, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Oh my goodness gracious, NW. Thank you. Finally able to see the President’s arrival, through tears. How proud we all are of him, to be greeted so warmly as representative of our World War II American troops and our involvement in “WWII – The Big One” – and all of us today. #Crying

  13. 44 Vicki
    June 6, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Lovely moment when CNN anchor tries to say this is French TV (implying “Only” french tv) and Cristiane Amanpour says, “No. This is what the world has been seeing. All the crowds cheering wherever President Obama goes.”

  14. 47 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    June 6, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY WITH OUR AMAZING PRESIDENT AND ‘SO TO BE CHERISHED’ VETERANS…I’M GOING TO FORGET THAT VLAD WAS EVEN THERE AND DEVOTE THIS TIME TO COMPASSION FOR OTHERS. I AM ALSO THANKFUL THAT VLAD APPEARED WITH …’A SHIRT ON!’

  15. 49 Vicki
    June 6, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    I feel sorry for the GOP today. Hate-filled for 10 years. Feb.2007 announcement until end of second term in 2017.

    • 50 anniebella
      June 6, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Why do you feel sorry for the GOP? I was never a fan of George W. Bush, but I never disrespected Laura Bush the way the Republicans disrespect Mrs. Michelle Obama. Laura was the First Lady, and it used to be leave the President family alone.

      • 51 Vicki
        June 6, 2014 at 3:15 pm

        I feel sorry for them because 10 years of hate and the impotence to do anything but squeal about it is a terrible thing. A kind of living hell

    • 52 57andfemale
      June 6, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      10 years? This level of divisiveness and hate goes back to Gingrich. He, alone, is responsible for the change of cooperation in Congress. It was his Congress that used impeachment as a political tool.

  16. 53 anniebella
    June 6, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Tell Putin that he can always get a warm welcome from the right wing extreme radical racists tea party Republicans here in America, they love him.

  17. 54 57andfemale
    June 6, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    So this is hilarious: Sen. ButchMeUp is threatening to impeach PBO if he releases one more Gitmo detainee without “Congress’ approval.”

    The NDAA says ‘notification’, and even that is probably unconstitutional. Sen. ButchMeUp wants to take the usurping of the Executive Branch to SCOTUS?

    • 55 Linda
      June 6, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      Can’t wait for Harry to give Missy the Senate floor to read his ” Articles of Impeachment ”

      lol……hell will freeze over

      • 56 Vicki
        June 6, 2014 at 3:16 pm

        There are going to be more transfers—lots of them—a continuing stream—-unless my reading of the tea leaves is wrong.

        • June 6, 2014 at 3:32 pm

          Yes, Vicki. POWs must be repatriated at the end of combat.

          “III Geneva Convention mandates that POWs be released at the end of a conflict/war. Since at least 1648′s “Peace of Westphalia” which ended the Thirty Year’s War, both sides of a conflict release POWs at the end of a conflict and/or war. WWII ended in 1945, ten years before the United States ratified III Geneva Convention in 1955. In spite of not having a ratified Treaty, the United States attributes the release and repatriation Japanese POWs at the end of WWII to the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648.”

          The source is the Orange place but the diary is very useful because of the input from Colonel Morris “Moe” Davis, United States Air Force officer, lawyer & third Chief Prosecutor of the Guantanamo Military commissions.

          http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/03/1303835/-Will-GOP-Heads-Explode-At-War-s-End-by-Law-ALL-Gitmo-Detainees-Must-Be-Released-Repatriated

  18. 58 GGail
    June 6, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    This is a very well written article…

    COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Gone are the screaming shells, seasick soldiers and bloodied waters of 1944. On Friday, a sun-splattered Normandy celebrated peace, with silent salutes, tears and international friendship marking 70 years since the D-Day invasion helped change the course of World War II and modern history.

    Not many of the 150,000 Allied soldiers who slogged onto storm-torn beaches or parachuted into Normandy remain alive to pass on the legacy of that “longest day.” Some survivors stood, somber-faced and proud, alongside President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande as they paid tribute to history’s biggest amphibious invasion.

    The veterans’ hands, which once wrested France from Nazi occupation, saluted wizened faces. Some rose to their feet with difficulty. Thousands of onlookers applauded.

    “France will never forget what it owes these soldiers, what it owes the United States,” Hollande said at the Normandy American Cemetery on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach.

    “Vive l’Amerique! Vive la France! And long live the memory of those who fell here for our liberty.”

    http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/World-Leaders-Commemorate-70th-Anniversary-of-D-Day-262115711.html

  19. 59 donna dem 4 obama
    June 6, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Oh thank you NW. I just got to watch the ceremony and when those servicemen rose to shake PBO’s hand the tears were a flowing. He is so loved around the world. No other world leader rec’d the got the kind of reception that he got when he hit that red carpet.

  20. 61 Linda
    June 6, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    DeanLeh ‏@DeanLeh

    Dear America: Here are the FOX NEWS reporters. Notice anything? pic.twitter.com/rbbprhOpsw

  21. 62 Linda
    June 6, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Investigators believe alcohol may have been a factor in a Thursday incident where a Michigan man fired his shotgun at two vacuum cleaner salesmen, Grand Rapids TV station WOOD reported.

    The Isabella County Sheriff’s Department said that the two salesman knocked on the door of a home in Fremont Township, where the suspect gestured from inside the home to indicate that he would attend to them in a moment.

    The salesmen became suspicious when the suspect walked out of the home to his garage, however, and decided to leave. The suspect then allegedly fired two shots with a 20-gauge shotgun as the men drove away, according to the sheriff’s department.

    No one was hurt in the incident. Investigators believe alcohol could have been a factor, the sheriff’s department said, and the suspect faces charges of assault and reckless discharge of a firearm.

  22. 65 debz
    June 6, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Thank you for the coverage of today’s events! I finally had a chance to listen to PBO’s speech, I love my President. I guess Europe does too. Too bad our useless media will never report this.

  23. June 6, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Awesome post, Nerdy. I’ll sit down and watch the ceremony later after getting all my day’s business done.

  24. June 6, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    That video of the WORLD cheering and loving our President is a thing of absolute beauty. #tearsofjoy

    What a mighty fine man and leader. I am so proud when he is on the world stage, I could explode with pride.

    The ruthless GOP knows how much this man is loved and respected, hence their caterwauling.

    Love, Love, Love you President Obama. For being you and for all that you do.

    Vlad who??? Pleaaaase!!

    Thank you Nerdy Wonka for this delightful video and post. You made my day. :) :)

  25. June 6, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Once again, the UBER-FANTASTIC Team of Chips & NW treat the TOD Community to another fine day of reporting and conversation. THANK YOU!!!!

  26. 75 carolyn
    June 6, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    One other small thing I noticed about our PBO…..when he got out of the car, and the two children came to escort him, he bent down and shook each one’s hand, like he would an adult. As far as I saw, he was the only one to do that. Such grace, elegance, composure…….I am almost out of words to describe him.

  27. 78 MightyPamela
    June 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Cruising along, well behind all o’ y’all, but have time and signal today, so I shall immerse myself in the joy! Aloha! See you later! Light Light Light, all around our World Leaders, these are critical times for raising human consciousness! Sleep No Longer! http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO

  28. 80 africa
    June 6, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Wow. I left just before PBO arrived this morning. Had to go to work. Thank you Chips and NW. I knew that when I got home, I could come here and finish up where I started.

    Thanks, again, everyone here at TOD. What a place!!

  29. 81 JER
    June 6, 2014 at 3:40 pm
  30. 82 africa
    June 6, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Did Putin have dry mouth there for a second. The guy has zero class.

  31. June 6, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    May I take a moment to honor those I knew who served in WWII in Europe?

  32. June 6, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    ACTIVITY DURING WWII
    THIRD ARMORED DIVISION, SIGNAL CORPS. PARTICIPATED IN FIVE MAJOR BATTLES IN EUROPE, INCLUDING THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE.
    NORMANDY NORTHERN FRANCE RHINELAND
    ARDENNES CENTRAL EUROPE

  33. 87 Nena20409
    June 6, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/06/veteran-nursing-home-d-day_n_5460830.html

    An 89-year-old World War II veteran reported missing Thursday evening actually fled his nursing home in England to attend the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy on Friday.

    The Pines care home in Hove, England, where Bernard Jordan has been living with his wife since January, telephoned police Thursday after realizing Jordan hadn’t returned from his morning walk, according to local media. Police said the veteran, who was also a former mayor of Hove, left wearing his war medals concealed beneath a gray jacket.

    /////

    Please help me post his twitpic here. I just don’t understand why it was not made it possible for this obviously strong determined 89 yrs old to be at D-Day70 in France.

  34. 92 MadameSoph
    June 6, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Thank you Nerdy for this YouTube!

    Once again I open TOD and my day is made! The past week has really saddened me, the way the right-wing and newstainment complex has treated a POW and his family because he committed the crime of being rescued by PBO. This has seemed just the lowest of the low.

    Now, today, seeing that YouTube of the President entering to resounding, overwhelming cheers, hearing Christine Amanpour acknowledge how loved our PBO is around the world, and seeing the opposite reaction for Putin, I am uplifted and reassured. The far-right and far-left both in this country and around the world seem to be the loudest voices, and the sheer volume of their vitriol, resentment and hate is so overwhelming, they succeed in convincing folks that their numbers are as great as their voices are loud.

    Now, looking at this YouTube, I am reminded that people here and all over the world DO recognize the quality of this great man. Our first black president also happens to be one of our greatest presidents (and I suspect time will show THE greatest), our most liberal president, and the first president in my lifetime who is truly of and for the people. He is both a strong leader AND a great humanitarian. The powers that be cannot stand this and they try to convince us the majority thinks as they do. Then, every once in a while, evidence such as this manages to get through the news/noise machine and we can see that the right/wing/corporate/libertarian emperor has no clothes. Our President Barack Obama is loved, admired and respected around the world.

    Today is another great day and I am so grateful to be alive during the PBO Presidency.

    O.k.. now to go catch up on the day’s posts….

    • 93 jackiegrumbacher
      June 6, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      MS, every day we need to remind ourselves that the loudest do not represent the majority. They have purchased the major media, but they are still a minority and a lot of their shrillness falls on deaf ears. Appreciate your saying what my husband reminds me of every time I get upset–They are not the majority of Americans.

      • 94 MadameSoph
        June 6, 2014 at 5:19 pm

        Good for your hubby! I think the fact that us TODers pay attention to what’s happening and keep up with alternate media is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, I get to see much more of the good that is happening, on the other, I also am witness to the ugliness on twitter, etc. that is put out there by those loud, hateful voices. I have to remind myself that most of those voices are screaming from behind keyboards and smartphones and not doing much else :-)

  35. June 6, 2014 at 4:02 pm
  36. 96 Nena20409
    June 6, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    http://espn.go.com/tennis/story/_/id/11041072/2014-french-open-men-semifinals

    PARIS — Rafael Nadal is going for No. 9 at the French Open, and the only man who can stop him is Novak Djokovic.

    Nadal is already a record eight-time champion with a 65-1 career record at Roland Garros. One more victory on the red clay would make him the first man to win five in a row and give him his 14th Grand Slam title — a tie in second place with Pete Sampras.

    The top-seeded Spaniard reached the final by beating Wimbledon champion Andy Murray 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 Friday on Court Philippe Chatrier, the stadium Nadal calls his favorite place to play. Djokovic defeated Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the first semifinal.

    Nadal has beaten Djokovic at the French Open in all five of their meetings, starting with a quarterfinal victory in 2006. They also met in the semifinals in 2007, ’08 and ’13, and in the final in 2012.

    /////

    It will be tough, but Nadal, Go Get the Trophy on Sunday.

  37. 97 donna dem 4 obama
    June 6, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    This story makes me all mushy!!!

    A British World War II veteran who was reported missing from his nursing home on Thursday night turned up on the beach in Normandy — wearing his medals — during the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion on Friday.

    Bernard Jordan, 89, left The Pines, a nursing home in Hove, England, on Thursday morning and did not return that night. Dressed in a gray raincoat with a jacket underneath that had his medals pinned to it, Jordan took a bus to France to be there for the anniversary of the largest amphibious assault in history, according to a report by The Guardian. Meanwhile, the nursing home reported him missing to the Sussex Police at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, resulting in a search of the area and local hospitals.

  38. June 6, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Just striving to be informative ….

  39. 102 Nena20409
    June 6, 2014 at 4:11 pm

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    IMPEACH ;)

  40. 103 Jovie
    June 6, 2014 at 4:25 pm
  41. 105 donna dem 4 obama
    June 6, 2014 at 4:27 pm

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  42. 106 Linda
    June 6, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Gumgate ! Issa to hold hearings !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    President Barack Obama and other world leaders participated in a televised ceremony Friday to honor the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. While Queen Elizabeth II was being introduced, the camera cut to Obama — who was caught chewing gum.

    At least a few French Twitter users were not amused. Their tweets were first noticed by the Daily Dot. Here are some of the not-so-positive messages for the leader of the free world, with translations afterward:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/06/barack-obama-d-day-gum_n_5461090.html

    • 107 Layla
      June 6, 2014 at 4:41 pm

      #Gumghazi! CNN Breaking News!

    • 108 jackiegrumbacher
      June 6, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      The president has been chewing gum since he stopped smoking. It’s healthier than smoking, doesn’t affect anyone’s ability to breathe and is sometimes even recommended by a dentist (as happened with Mr. G).

    • 109 Lovepolitics2008
      June 6, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      Love, love the President, but I’m surprised he has such a dependency on nicotine gum after all these years. Please don’t scream at me folks, but I would prefer it if he didn’t chew gum during solemn ceremonies. Would we squirm if someone like Queen Elisabeth chew gum during ceremonies? If the answer is yes, we have to ask President Obama to make a little effort… He’s already the embodiment in refinement… he just needs to correct this and then he will be PERFECT !!

      • 110 Lovepolitics2008
        June 6, 2014 at 4:55 pm

        That being said, watch the mainstream media; they’ll jump on this. This is the only imperfection of the president and they will be MORE THAN HAPPY to use it in order to diminish him. The loud applauds of today must have made them squirm… And quick, quick they’re searching for something, something bad to say. NO WAY they’re going to let President Obama win the day…

      • 111 Layla
        June 6, 2014 at 5:04 pm

        I would not care if the Queen chewed gum, there are more important things for me to care about

        • 112 nospin
          June 6, 2014 at 5:10 pm

          I could give a rats ass as well Layla.

          • 113 anniebella
            June 6, 2014 at 5:33 pm

            Why would POTUS chewing gum bother anyone, and who gives a dam if the Queen decides she wanted to chew also. Come on, even if POTUS stop chewing gum, he would not be perfect, no one is perfect and POTUS is the first to tell you that he isn’t either.

      • 114 GGail
        June 6, 2014 at 5:42 pm

        And you know it’s nicotine gum because?

        When my mother quit smoking, Doublemint gum became her new best friend.

        We need to be careful…

        • 115 Layla
          June 6, 2014 at 5:51 pm

          We need to be careful…yes much more careful

          • 116 HZ
            June 7, 2014 at 12:21 am

            President Obama will be the first to tell you that he is not perfect and never will proclaim to be so; however, this is not the first time PBO has been chewing gum. I would just say as meta said along with GGail: Is it know that it is nicotine gum. I am not worried about the fact that PBO has something in his mouth that causes him to move his jaws up, down, sideways, or whatever; he is still performing his duties better than any president in my lifetime.

            One thing for sure when facts about the president’s personal habits of this nature are well known by the president and his team. Trust me. There are reasons that we do not have to be concerned about. Chewing in public is the last thing that I would be concerned about with PBO. He has , trust me, more things that are paramount in his duties to focus on. Let the right, left, center, forward, backward go at it; they do not seem to care about the truth.

            As GGail said,,”We need to be careful…….” Indeed we really do. Let it move on. Trust me on this one. We do need to be careful….HZ

    • 117 EricFive
      June 6, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      They have overdosed on haterade. Literally searching high and low for some negativity toward PBO. They are mentally ill, deranged, petty and infantile. During WWII the U.S. media did not work this hard to demonize Hitler. Ask yourself why has the US media decided to make a sitting two term President public enemy #1.

    • 118 nospin
      June 6, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      getting panties in a wad over the President chewing gum is just silly. NEXT…..

      • 119 carolyn
        June 6, 2014 at 5:58 pm

        Sasha said he likes mint gum. I have a feeling his mouth was dry, very, either before or after he spoke. A glass of water was not provided for the speakers. A stupid thing for these people to obsess over……insignificant.

  43. 120 Layla
    June 6, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Baby professor!

    • 121 Linda
      June 6, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      So cute…. I love these kind of videos

    • 122 vcprezofan2
      June 6, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      O Layla, your video had *my* favourite in the background. This one will make you laugh too! I don’t understand how come the little lad didn’t get tired, but near the end I <3 <3 the reason he gives for enjoying dancing.

  44. 123 lockewasright
    June 6, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    It never gets old having a president that is beloved over seas. It feels so much better after those 8 years of embarrassment under Boosh Jr.

  45. 124 57andfemale
    June 6, 2014 at 4:48 pm
  46. 126 lockewasright
    June 6, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Notice how today’s jobs report indicates that healthcare jobs have been experiencing growth over the last 2 months at double the rate that they had in the last 12 months. That is because Obamacare is a stealth stimulus package. Significantly increased access and affordability of healthcare has creates demand. It is demand, not supply but demand which creates jobs. In fact, it is demand in the presence of insufficient supply which triggers expansion and hiring. Once again, observable reality puts the lie to right wing stupidity.

  47. 127 57andfemale
    June 6, 2014 at 4:49 pm
  48. 130 Nena20409
    June 6, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    As the song Goes: You Can’t Touch This

    photo/1

  49. June 6, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    OK, every single part of this is WEIRD.

    • 132 Linda
      June 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      Bob Bergdahl spoke at a Republican Fundraiser when Michael Steele was the RNC chairman.

    • 133 Nena20409
      June 6, 2014 at 5:07 pm

      Yet Steele has been on Hardball early this week attacking POTUS and the action taken to get their son back?

    • 134 Layla
      June 6, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      I fucking do not know what to say here!!!!!!!! GOP talking point: Obama refused to rescue POW because the parents are Republicans

      • 135 Grab a Mop Grace
        June 6, 2014 at 5:33 pm

        Layla, the talking point should read: The president didn’t talk to them…until he did??

    • 136 Grab a Mop Grace
      June 6, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      I did notice that the Bergdahls never thanked the President in any of their public statements. It was a noticeable omission to me.

      Interesting. This shit really annoys me. The President didn’t send them a postcard, so they’re sure it was because they weren’t democrats. Ridiculous!

      • 137 Grab a Mop Grace
        June 6, 2014 at 5:36 pm

        After their treatment by their Republican friends this week, I wonder if they’ll be voting republican in the future?

      • June 6, 2014 at 5:36 pm

        I noticed it, too. PBO was exceedingly gracious to them at the announcement. I wonder how they really feel about him now.

        • 139 HZ
          June 7, 2014 at 12:56 am

          Right on meta. How is the hell did they think all of this was being worked out? Hello. President Barack Obama is the darn President. He is the CIC. He listens but he call the orders.

          I need to shut up because I will not get into this. My private and personal reasons. I do know one thing, President Barack Obama can be trusted to do the right thing and he damn well care to do the proper thing while he is protecting the American people. When will people get this shit right. I am mad as hell right now. Need to stop because I do not want to mess up our beautiful space and disrespect our Chips, Nerdy W. , and my TOD family.

          I am just getting to read quietly everything now; but I better just read and not comment. I am just tired of all of the ugly crap. I am just tired.

          Thanks Chips, Nerdy W., LL, Amk, Donna, CaroMae, DF., MightyPamela, Meta, GGail, Tally, Jackie, Jacqueline O. JER, and our wonderful Bobfr., and all of the beautiful and brilliant TOD team contributors for doing such a brilliant job in our beautiful haven here.

          I just will not disrespect this space or hurt anyone with my comments; so I better say good night and go back and finish creating my space in two rooms for my yoga and my gifts of appreciation for my quiet time for our First Lady and Second Lady. Our POTUS and VPOTUS all have a space in my music/library room where I have a lovely space for my loving brother.

          I am fine; I just need to watch my tongue. {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ I Love my TOD family.}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} Forgive me please. My heart is so full from personal cares of trying to help some neighbors, and the beautiful historical ceremony today. Heart is so full. But joy cometh in the morning.HZ

          • June 7, 2014 at 8:57 am

            You are wonderful. In every way! So no apologies necessary. I hope you get some good rest and feel refreshed in the new day.

            The DDay events were very emotional. Lots of memories and feelings and values stirred up. Our POTUS presented the world with a humane and beautiful alternative – dignity, poise, love. I couldn’t be prouder.

            Love you, HZ!!

  50. 141 57andfemale
    June 6, 2014 at 4:58 pm
    • June 6, 2014 at 5:03 pm

      PBO also mentioned in his speech that Cory, the wounded warrior that he introduced at the SOTU, has recuperated enough that he jumped from an airplane. Wowie.

  51. 143 Nena20409
    June 6, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/07/world/africa/state-department-ramps-up-efforts-against-boko-haram.html?_r=0

    WASHINGTON — The State Department is financing a new 24-hour satellite television channel in the turbulent northern region of Nigeria that American officials say is crucial to countering the extremism of radical groups such as Boko Haram. The move signals a ramping up of American counterinsurgency efforts to directly challenge the terrorist group, which abducted nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls in April.

    State Department officials acknowledged that setting up an American-supported channel could prove challenging in a region where massacres, bombings and shootings by Boko Haram are common, and where the American government and Western educational programs are far from popular. The group has been known to attack media organizations in Nigeria.

  52. June 6, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Wow.

  53. 146 Nerdy Wonka
    June 6, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    President Obama truly is one of a kind.

    What a wonderful moment from two inspiring people.

    • 147 HZ
      June 7, 2014 at 1:02 am

      The Best. My heart is peaceful. Look at the respect, compassion, and listening minds. What a beautiful one, Mr. Pete Souza. Thank you.HZ

  54. June 6, 2014 at 5:50 pm

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