President Obama delivers statement on situation in Ukraine

Delayed to 11:50 ET: President Obama delivers a statement on the situation in Ukraine

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And for some much-needed light relief:

11:25 ET: Live from the 2014 Kids’ State Dinner

118 Responses to “President Obama delivers statement on situation in Ukraine”

  1. 21 hopefruit2
    July 18, 2014 at 11:11 am

    • 22 Nena20409
      July 18, 2014 at 11:22 am

      Great Tweet. But not in USA. Delusion is most comforting to our Media, the TBGOPers and yes, to many emoprogs and their Libertarian comrades.

      As Jack Nicholson once said in a Movie: You can’t handle the truth. Not you HF2 🙂 Us as a nation.

      That is Us…..USA…in a nutshell.

  2. 25 hopefruit2
    July 18, 2014 at 11:20 am

  3. 26 GGail
    July 18, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Good West Coast morning again Chipsticks & TOD family. 🙂

    If you get a chance, check out Google. It has the most beautiful interactive tribute to Nelson Mandela today.

  4. 27 amk for obama
    July 18, 2014 at 11:21 am

  5. 28 Nena20409
    July 18, 2014 at 11:24 am

    TGIF, Finally.

    Hello TODers.

    🍸 to NW
    🍸 to Chips.

    Glad that both Ladies are keeping it real at TOD.

    🍸 To our beloved Twitter Brigades. You all ROCK!

  6. 32 dotster3
    July 18, 2014 at 11:27 am

    In. U. doctoral student from Amsterdam was on the Malaysian flight. So many talented, accomplished people lost, including all those top AIDS researchers. So many sad stories—-like the 3 Australian kids flying home with their grandfather while their parents remained in Amsterdam on holiday—–and the 3 infants—–and the “close to 100 children” etc. etc.


  7. 34 Nena20409
    July 18, 2014 at 11:27 am

    GOOGLE remembered July 18th, 1918 as Madiba’s DOB.

    That was lovely.

    Nelson Mandela.

  8. 36 desertflower
    July 18, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Good Friday morning everyone…for a change, I won’t miss PBO speaking! Anxious to hear what he has to say…

  9. 37 amk for obama
    July 18, 2014 at 11:29 am

  10. 38 amk for obama
    July 18, 2014 at 11:30 am

    • 39 anniebella
      July 18, 2014 at 11:35 am

      Where are the black and brown children? Ole I forgotten how my people came here.

      • July 18, 2014 at 11:55 am

        The Irish and poor of European countries suffered from bigotry too. Were abused. Beaten up by police. Catholics and Jewish people were shunned. We tend to forget it because the arc of justice has curved for them so that it may be subtle now, if there.

  11. 41 Ladyhawke
    July 18, 2014 at 11:30 am

    U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power Statement on Downed Malaysian Airliner


    U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power says the Malaysian arliner “was likely downed by a surface-to-air missile in eastern Ukraine.” And she calls on Russia to end the war there.



  12. 42 amk for obama
    July 18, 2014 at 11:31 am

  13. 44 Nena20409
    July 18, 2014 at 11:33 am

  14. July 18, 2014 at 11:34 am

    So it’s been established that Donbas terrorists shot down the plane, yes?

  15. 50 Nena20409
    July 18, 2014 at 11:37 am

  16. July 18, 2014 at 11:38 am

    According to BBC, Russia’s ambassador to the UN dodges the question of shooting down the plane, instead blaming Ukraine and the West for the situation on the ground.

  17. 53 Ladyhawke
    July 18, 2014 at 11:38 am

  18. 54 Linda
    July 18, 2014 at 11:39 am

    NBC News has been mostly silent since it pulled reporter Ayman Mohyeldin from Gaza earlier this week, but criticism of the decision has only gotten louder.

    Mohyeldin, the network’s widely respected foreign correspondent, was a first-hand witness to the Israeli attack on Wednesday that killed four young boys who were playing soccer on a beach in Gaza.

    On Twitter, Mohyeldin’s powerful descriptions of the tragedy went viral. In one tweet, he recounted that he was “kicking a ball” with the victims moments before the strike.

    But Mohyeldin’s Twitter feed has been inactive since Wednesday and, although he provided his eyewitness account that morning on the “Today” show, he was conspicuously absent from that evening’s broadcast of “NBC Nightly News.”

    Instead, it was NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel who reported on the Gaza attack from his location in Tel Aviv, a decision that reportedly left some staffers miffed.


    • 55 desertflower
      July 18, 2014 at 11:47 am

      This incident just got “too messy” for them and they pulled away from reporting real news, heartbreaking news, news of truth and inconvenience because of who was involved and who benefits/funds/ etc. It’s not truth…but it IS sterilized to suit some,isn’t it? Cowards. They can’t handle the truth, and if they can’t, they shouldn’t be in the business of news. The TRUTH is they couldn’t “spin” what he said, they couldn’t spin away his moment with the kids on the beach moments before.

  19. 56 amk for obama
    July 18, 2014 at 11:40 am

    gunnite folks

  20. 59 Nena20409
    July 18, 2014 at 11:41 am

    For a state with just over 5M people……Minus the Bachmann crazies, we are trying.

  21. 60 desertflower
    July 18, 2014 at 11:41 am

    I was trying to catch up this morning and I found this most EXCELLENT comment from Lovepolitics that I wanted to share with a more awake group…this was on the Early Bird Chat…thank you, LP….this was awesome!

    July 18, 2014 at 11:02 am
    What Reagan succeeded at is making americans believe in fantasy. The fantasy of an omnipotent USA. While in REALITY The “most powerful country of the world” is indeed powerful but can’t CONTROL everything !!

    Americans have to GROW UP. And acknowledge that the world is very complex. That POWER is SHARED.

    Important note: The USSR collapsed mostly ON ITS OWN and it’s foolish to attribute that to Reagan. That Reagan is responsible for the “win” of the cold war is a MYTH. And as far as Reagan goes, everything about him is a MYTH.

    But WHY that MYTH ? Again, because Reagan told americans what they wanted to hear; he was very good at making americans feel good about their country. He sold the FANTASY. And boy, was he also good at playing the daddy who would protect the american “children” from harm.

    Barack Obama has infinitely more wisdom, more understanding of the world, more understanding of what the role of the USA can be. He doesn’t treat americans like children, but like adults. He has worked like crazy to make americans GROW UP and embrace the REALITY of the 21th century world, while suggesting a realistic path for american leadership in the world. A leadership based on VALUES, not fear or control. A leadership aimed at building a more JUST, PEACEFUL world. A leadership based on the most PROFOUND of american values: the empowerment of individuals combined with a sense of community.

    Barack Obama is the real deal. Reagan was just a MIRAGE.

  22. 61 donna dem 4 obama
    July 18, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Is anyone here surprised???

  23. July 18, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Live now (11:40 ET): The 2014 Kids’ State Dinner at the White House

  24. July 18, 2014 at 11:48 am

    The evolution of birthdays: When you’re in your twenties, you want to go out, celebrate, and gets sloshed. When you’re in your forties, a nice cocktail and homecooked dinner is perfect.

  25. 80 Nena20409
    July 18, 2014 at 11:48 am

  26. 81 hopefruit2
    July 18, 2014 at 11:52 am

    This is how the media encourages the disrespect that this President receives. Would he DARE make a comment like that about Bush, Reagan, or even John Boehner? The answer is no.

  27. 84 hopefruit2
    July 18, 2014 at 11:53 am


  28. 86 Dakota
    July 18, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Good Morning TOD Family.

    Thanks to Chips, NW and everyone who continue to keep this a place of sanity, especially when we have days like yesterday. May we keep the victims and their families in prayer.

    May we also continue to keep President Obama uplifted in prayer as well.

    Much Love to you all.

  29. July 18, 2014 at 11:55 am

    He’s laying it out. Leaving it at Russia’s doorstep.

  30. 88 Nena20409
    July 18, 2014 at 11:56 am

  31. 89 hopefruit2
    July 18, 2014 at 11:58 am

    PBO rightfully calling out Putin…

    • 90 anniebella
      July 18, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      Hay POTUS didn’t call on the four horsemen…..Chucky, Karl, Henry, that ex-Fox guy who is at CBS now.

      • 91 hopefruit2
        July 18, 2014 at 12:20 pm

        He called them out – not by name, but he called them out alright. I posted the tweet below from Laura Rozen about games and propaganda. That was a direct scolding of the corporate US media and their BFF John McCain….who was all over the TV machine yesterday.

  32. 92 57andfemale
    July 18, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    The national Journal no less:

  33. 93 hopefruit2
    July 18, 2014 at 12:05 pm

  34. 94 Nena20409
    July 18, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    McCain claiming that he would NOT have gone to Iraq…….?

    The same arse who voted for the war and ran around in 2004, making fun of John Kerry for his I voted for it before I voted against it? The same fool who told Us that GW Bush made the right decision? The same SOB who wanted a Surge and decimated those who didn’t agree with him? The same Know-Nothing who was confused about Sunnis and Shiites? Seriously? And the puppet media is still booking him night and day. Shame!

  35. 95 hopefruit2
    July 18, 2014 at 12:06 pm

  36. 96 Nena20409
    July 18, 2014 at 12:06 pm

  37. 97 dotster3
    July 18, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Wow—–unbelievable if in fact true

  38. 98 Nena20409
    July 18, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Who didn’t see this Coming?

    Wow…..CNN would have been okay had she called out the other side, right? Yep.

  39. 104 desertflower
    July 18, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    OK…Who, as the President was walking out of the press conference, yelled out ” Do you blame this on Ukraine?” These people are MORONS!

    • 105 Layla
      July 18, 2014 at 12:22 pm

      Would it not be great if PBO could just turn back and say ‘are you stupid’!

      • 106 desertflower
        July 18, 2014 at 12:25 pm

        I wish he could say so many things to these idiots! Honestly, I don’t know how this man has the patience that he does…I would not. I don’t have a filter on my mouth ANYTIME, so this would be difficult. He must just shake his head and laugh at them now…

    • 107 GGail
      July 18, 2014 at 12:24 pm

      I heard that too and thought – Oh How Stupid!!!

  40. 109 hopefruit2
    July 18, 2014 at 12:22 pm

  41. July 18, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    WOW!! Powerful words from President Obama. He laid it on the line quite clearly. Putin is supporting this. If it stops the rebels will have to deal with it politically. And that MH17 shows that the war is not confined to Ukraine. Europe and allies will have to deal with it. Thank God for President Obama. Measured, compassionate, wise. I have endless respect and love for him.

    For this time of crisis when there are tweets to me or in my timeline that express their support for President Obama and they don’t send them to @BarackObama, I retweet it to him so that President Obama and staff can experience how much love and support he has.

  42. July 18, 2014 at 12:32 pm
    July 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm


  44. July 18, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Watch this become a priority for GOP?

  45. 118 dotster3
    July 18, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    I saw muscatinegal crabbing about all the horrible GOP pres. candidates polluting her space in Iowa. Which reminds me of a thought I’ve had recently——we need more presidential candidates. We need them in the early states——delivering the Democratic message—–doing some truth telling so the public and the media in those states don’t only hear and report Repub lies. It was an advantage in 2008 to have all those candidates promoting Dem ideals——-and fanning out into other states to campaign for the Dem candidates there, currying favor. I just think it’s a big advantage to have more candidates swarming states, giving Dem speeches. Hope Hillary doesn’t scare other possibilities away—-as it appears currently—-think having only one candidate is a huge mistake, a big disadvantage. And I want a choice.

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