A Beautiful Day



Pete Souza



President Obama hugs Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Nation Chairman Dave Archambault II








103 Responses to “A Beautiful Day”

  1. June 13, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Without any doubt, President Obama is the worst nightmare the #MIC & their #NEOCONSTER minions (aka @GOP) could have ever imagined short of Gen Smedley “War is a Racket” Butler and President Eisenhower rising from the dead to confront them.

    #TrustBarack …. and DELIVER #LandslideDEMS2014 as if your life depended on it … because IT DOES.

    bbl … and thank you, again, NW and Chips for all you do to spread truth and goodness.

  2. June 13, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    BTW, sent this a few moments ago …

    bbl ….

    • June 13, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      I hold Sarah Palin responsible for the devastating attack on Representative Gabby Giffords in Arizona, because she published campaign literature placing ‘crosshairs’ over the congressional districts of non-Republican members of Congress. One young guy took note and took his weapons to her district and killed and maimed at her event. He was following the clear directive and incitement of that horrible person SP. When this was pointed out right after the shooting, she and her “troops” were shocked!!!! and Outraged!!! at the suggestion that there could be any connection. And they got away with it. Okay for her to do it; not okay for us to point out the obvious truth. I have faith in the protection of our beloved hero genius leader of the Free World, the Chief of Chiefs as he was lauded today, that he is safe from this horrid, venal outrageous incitement. But I want these people caught, exposed, and punished for this evil action.

    • 4 MightyPamela
      June 13, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      Bobfr, Chipsticks, now that CIA has a twitter handle, I think it should go to them as well, seeing as they’ve been named as assasins.

      • June 13, 2014 at 11:14 pm

        Thanks to you MP and a host of prayer warriors lighting candles and thanking God for his protection of this president, his family, administration and all the good people who are around him. Thank all of you for sending the FBI and CIA these scumbags websites and tweets. Unfortunately there are many in our own government representatives who are just as hateful.

  3. June 13, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    No words. Wait: one word. Joy.

  4. 7 99ts
    June 13, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    WOW what a day, what pictures and what an amazing and historic website. The goto site for the turth about PBO.

    Congrats on 1st Bob – I was ogling all the pictures back there 🙂

  5. 8 desertflower
    June 13, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Aw…he helped her with her dress when it was blowing up:)

  6. 9 Nerdy Wonka
    June 13, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    What a wonderful and spectacular day.

    Thanks, Chiparoo.

  7. June 13, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    • 12 99ts
      June 13, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      Memories of 2010 – this is what the US media has bred – they did it with a little help from the RWNJs

      • June 13, 2014 at 9:53 pm

        Always reluctant to bring this hate here, 99ts, it’s so depressing, but these people seriously need to be shut down – and investigated.

        • 14 99ts
          June 13, 2014 at 10:12 pm

          It’s something none of us even want to mention – I am thankful the President has a wonderful security team

  8. 15 forus50
    June 13, 2014 at 9:42 pm

  9. 18 99ts
    June 13, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    And on a completely different topic – Chile had their predicted football win – 3:1 is quite a respectable score for my lot.

  10. June 13, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    It’s 94 degrees in Palm Springs right now!

  11. 22 carolyn
    June 13, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    The title Chief of all Chiefs chokes me up. How beautiful, how descriptive, how respectful, how absolutely right!

    The color, creativity, design, and care shown in their beautiful clothes was inspiring. These people wore their very best for the visit of the President and his wife. I know this is a day that will live in hearts forever.

  12. 23 dotster3
    June 13, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Beautiful photos—-my faves are PBO with the kids, as always. Love how his arms are wrapped around the chubby cheeked baby he’s holding in the 3rd to last photo—-securely, lovingly.

  13. June 13, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Here’s the story of how President Obama decided to accept the invitation to speak at UC Irvine’s commencement:


  14. 28 amk for obama
    June 13, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Heh, isn’t the kenyan muslin supposed to be visiting my part of the town? wth happened? He followed the columbus’ route?

  15. June 13, 2014 at 10:02 pm

  16. June 13, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Thank you for posting his speech Chips. Missed it today. The pictures have been wonderful, heartwarming.

  17. 35 amk for obama
    June 13, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    temple, temple. grumble, grumble.

  18. 41 jacquelineoboomer
    June 13, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Please excuse the intrusion onto this lovely thread, but had to call this out (re-posted from end of previous thread – who knew y’all were here?)

    • 42 99ts
      June 13, 2014 at 10:15 pm

      the book tour has been overtaken by events – how sad – fickle media – who would have guessed

    • 46 jackiegrumbacher
      June 13, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      JOB, this statement from Clinton is nothing but a mindless platitude. If she can’t add any enlightenment to the situation, she would be wise not to speak at all.

      • 47 jacquelineoboomer
        June 13, 2014 at 10:46 pm

        I also wondered if she had started her comment with something like, “I agree with President Obama that … ” but was too bored with her to find out. Mindless platitude, indeed.

        • 48 nospin
          June 13, 2014 at 11:05 pm

          she did lead in with a comment to that effect, … just like the President, I agree that….

          I stopped listening and switched to something else.

          • 49 jacquelineoboomer
            June 13, 2014 at 11:06 pm

            Doesn’t make the rest of her mouthiness right, but glad to hear it. Too bored with her to listen myself.

    • June 13, 2014 at 10:48 pm

      So she’s going to armchair quarterback the President now? Opportunistic prattle.

      • 51 jacquelineoboomer
        June 13, 2014 at 10:50 pm

        It’s so bizarre. Guessing if your name is Clinton and you aren’t up on a stage somewhere, babbling, you have nothing else to do. They should have prepared themselves for the down time.

        • June 13, 2014 at 10:58 pm

          You know, they’re about to have a grandchild. From what I can see of my oldest brother, that really changes your life. He spends at least 2 – 3 days a week caring for his 2 girls and loves every minute of it. HRC should focus on being a great grandmother. If not, she’s going to miss a lot of precious time and so will the child.

          This BS of trying to out-posture PBO is infantilizing and disgusting.

  19. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    June 13, 2014 at 10:09 pm

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  21. 57 amk for obama
    June 13, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    • 58 jackiegrumbacher
      June 13, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      Interesting, AMK. When you have no principles and live on lies you bend with every wind. Wait one minute and they’ll switch the image to another version of their “truth.”

  22. 59 jackiegrumbacher
    June 13, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    What an astonishing mixture of the beauty and love of the President and First Lady’s trip today with the vile, obscene, hatred of these terrorists tweets. There’s no ugly word filthy enough for people who speak casually of violence and murder and there are no words sweet enough to describe the love, respect and visual feast of the visit. So many whipsawing emotions are hard to take in and deal with. Today I saw a sweet, lovely great niece graduate from high school–second in her class. This is the hope and promise of the future that I’m holding on to in this increasingly insanely violent world.

    • 60 HZ
      June 14, 2014 at 2:04 am

      {{{{{{{{{{{{{{ Loving joyfulness to you and your great niece, jackiegrumbacher.}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} I made a lovely tropical like arrangement for you and your great niece that is on my patio table at this very moment. When I look out the slider, I will be grateful for your joyful celebration. That is love, hope, joy, and hard work to be appreciated and lovingly praying for her continued success.

      As I look at it as I rise tomorrow morning when I go out to have my quiet time; I will say a grateful prayer for you and for her.()HZ

      • 61 jackiegrumbacher
        June 14, 2014 at 7:24 am

        HZ, I’m so touched by your love and support–it’s such a sweet solace in a very hateful, ignorant world. You are truly filled with a special spirit that’s very rare in this world. Thank you with all of my heart.

        • 62 MightyPamela
          June 14, 2014 at 11:06 am

          HZ = Supreme in Anchoring Light and Truth on our fragile planet Earth. HZ is an embodiment of Gaia. ❤

  23. 63 forus50
    June 13, 2014 at 10:22 pm

  24. 64 amk for obama
    June 13, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    So true. Especially, when you don’t want the wifey unit to find out what you are up to.

    • 65 99ts
      June 13, 2014 at 10:31 pm

      and I am blessed with the technology of the icemaker – despite not realizing it was going to cost me $100 to get the plumber in to connect the water to the fridge – sigh

  25. 68 anniebella
    June 13, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Sen. Barbara Boxer and her husband greeted POTUS and FLOTUS in Palm Springs. Where were Sen. Feinstein?

    • 69 jacquelineoboomer
      June 13, 2014 at 10:48 pm

      At the hair salon pouffing up her pageboy fluff? #JustAGuess

    • 72 HZ
      June 14, 2014 at 2:18 am

      Anniebella, I always pray that Almighty God of the Force of Goodness in our Universe place beautiful spirits of people with pure goodness in their hearts around our President , First Lady and VP and Dr. Biden. And his entire Cabinet.

      Sen. Boxer is near the area and is a true and dear sweet spirit to the President.. I am joyful that they are in their company as they met.
      Please pray for a peaceful, safe, and loving visit for tomorrow.
      I know how my heart wakes me up because I humbly ask for the same prayers of safety and protections from God to be granted to my precious brother. I have moments of anxiousness for him, but I know he was not called to his job but for a great purpose to help others with the most gentle but firm and alertness. My love and prayers go out for both of them. Pray with me as well, I humbly ask of my TOD family.

      Again, my heart is so full today because our President and First Lady are just hours away from me. My brother is just a few hours away from me, but I know he will be fine. I want to thank our beautiful Chips, Nerdy W., and all of the beautiful souls here who give us a place to share our love, concerns, prayers, moment of quietness of our individual private spirituality, and hearts that are so full of pure love, peace, and goodness. {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ Chips, you give me so much faith to hold onto and so much love to keep me from falling apart many times, and I want to say Thank you, Thank you so much.}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} My candles and music is still going, MightyPamela. I just really need it tonight for some many wonderful people who are depending on our loving thoughts and meditations. Thank you all, and good night/morning.HZ.

  26. June 13, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Spectacular photos and thank you for the video. I just got home and can’t wait to listen. I looked at the Twitter timelines of the major news networks, except Fox (I don’t care). NBC news came through, I’m going to tweet the others. For those on twitter I have these addresses. Did I miss anyone you feel is important?

    @ABC @CBSNews @CNN @msnbc

  27. 76 amk for obama
    June 13, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Ok, temple time. harrumph.

  28. 77 jacquelineoboomer
    June 13, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    OMG. Hysterical. Especially Honda’s!

  29. 78 ouapiti
    June 13, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    What a beautiful day in Indian Country. So proud and happy (as always) that we have the President and First Lady that we do. And am so happy that our President has the sense and confidence not to send troops back into Iraq. Thanks for all the great posts and the positive energy, TODers!

  30. 80 Bill R.
    June 13, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Watching the President in these situations with people, especially with the First Lady, you see the fullness of his humanity. He has shown us who a complete man is. Someone who is tender, compassionate, and kind. He is adoring and worshipful, reverent in his love for Michelle. A man who is totally heartful and strong in his care for human beings, yet can face down the most vicious and most evil when it is needed. This completeness as a model for how a mature man can be, infuriates his enemies who are mostly just thugs, and frauds, incapable of love and inner strength. He is an example of a life of heartfulness.

    • 81 jacquelineoboomer
      June 13, 2014 at 11:04 pm

      Well, that took my breath away! And I agree with every word.

    • 84 sherijr
      June 13, 2014 at 11:21 pm

      What a perfect depiction of him, Bill- agree with every word.

    • 85 Lovepolitics2008
      June 13, 2014 at 11:25 pm

      Beautifully said Bill. I’ve watched this man daily for more than five years, and I’m still amazed.

      I don’t know if you’re familiar with Kohlberg’s theory of moral development ? Other theories will use other vocabulary (level, stages of consciousness, or “integral leadership”, etc…) President Obama scores very high on the different scales described in those theories.

      The republican party of today is scarily devoid of people who can exhibit at least a fraction of the president’s wisdom and sense of responsibility.

    • June 13, 2014 at 11:25 pm

      Bill, this is one of the most beautiful descriptions of PBO I’ve seen. It’s what makes him an exceptional human being and a very, very extraordinary president. Thank you for posting this!

      • 88 carolyn
        June 13, 2014 at 11:37 pm

        Chips, could this paragraph on PBO be posted tomorrow on Rise and Shine, so more people can read it. This description needs to be spread around widely.

    • 89 MightyPamela
      June 14, 2014 at 11:02 am

      BillR ❤

  31. June 13, 2014 at 11:11 pm

  32. 91 mtmarilyn
    June 13, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    What a beautiful, emotional day. I have been working all day. I was able to keep up on my droid but of course as soon as the President started speaking I got busy and couldn’t watch. So glad you have all the wonderful pictures and his speech. I have so many Indian friends here and they are so emotional about this day. Now to go back and catch up on some of the posts I missed.

    Nerdy Wonka and Chips, you two are the best.

  33. 92 sherijr
    June 13, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Agree, this was one entirely beautiful day… so very glad I didn’t miss it. Thank you Chips & Nerdy for making sure we got to take part… and all the lovely, loving comments from everyone.

    • 93 sherijr
      June 13, 2014 at 11:26 pm

      And… two personal tidbits of goodness- my middle son & his family “unit” are having a boy 🙂 due on my grandmother’s birthday, Nov 24th. And my 8th grade son graduated today receiving several awards, but the best was the one signed by President Obama- President’s Award for Educational Excellence 🙂 🙂

  34. June 13, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    And with a motivational cat, I bid you all good night.

  35. 100 sjterrid
    June 13, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Thank you Chips, NW, LL, & TOD for all the great posts today.

  36. 102 PamfromCalif
    June 14, 2014 at 2:10 am

    The President is presented with a beautiful star quilt. #PresRezVisit pic.twitter.com/SkfoMwtf7h— Susan Beehler (@SusanBeehler) June 13, 2014

  37. 103 PamfromCalif
    June 14, 2014 at 2:12 am

    My previous comment was a tweet that isn’t showing. Would someone please fix it. I would like TOD folks to see this beautiful gift for the President? Thank you.

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