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The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald, and Vice President Joe Biden welcome veterans participating in the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the White House in celebration of the eighth annual Soldier Ride. The Wounded Warrior Project is a charitable organization offering programs, services and events for U.S. military veterans wounded in conflicts that have occurred in the wake of the September 11 attacks

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President Barack Obama greets Army Major Bradley Zimmer

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President Barack Obama greets Army Specialist Teresa-Anne Jackson

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Obama cheers on participants in Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride as they begin 3-day ride to raise awareness for injured veterans at White House in Washington

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Obama cheers on a participant in the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride as they begin a 3-day ride to raise awareness for injured veterans with two laps around the South Lawn at the White House in Washington

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President Barack Obama greets guests after welcoming veterans participating in the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the White House

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Obama signs the bill H.R. 2 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, the so-called Medicare 'doc fix,' in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington

President Barack Obama signs the bill H.R. 2 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, the so-called Medicare ‘doc fix,’ in the Rose Garden at the White House

Obama reads papers at an outdoor table after signing the bill H.R. 2 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, the so-called Medicare 'doc fix,' in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington

President Barack Obama reads papers at an outdoor table after signing the bill H.R. 2 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a Champions of Change event at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. Champions of Change highlights issues important to working families

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PeteSouza: President Obama takes the stage for the Working Families Champions for Change event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

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President Barack Obama reaches back to acknowledge those on stage with him who have championed working families

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Marcario reacts as Obama mentions her in remarks at 'Champions of Change' event to highlight middle class economic issues on White House campus in Washingto

Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario reacts as President Barack Obama mentions her in his remarks

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Satya Nadella CEO of Microsoft, shakes hands with President Barack Obama

Firestein reacts as Obama calls on her and mentions her work for paid family leave in remarks at 'Champions of Change' event White House campus in Washington

Netsy Firestein reacts as President Barack Obama calls on her and mentions her work for paid family leave

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Honorees onstage with Obama applaud as he delivers remarks at 'Champions of Change' event to highlight middle class economic issues on White House campus in Washington

Obama takes stage to deliver remarks at 'Champions of Change' event to highlight middle class economic issues on White House campus in Washington

Obama smiles as he takes stage to deliver remarks at  'Champions of Change' event to highlight middle class economic issues on the White House campus in Washington

That smile you give when you’re enjoying being President of the United States. Smile on, President Obama. You are awesome!


76 Responses to “The President’s Day”


  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    April 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    🙂 There you are!

    • 2 vcprezofan2
      April 16, 2015 at 9:02 pm

      What took y…….
      Oh, hi NerdyW! How are you and thank you for the ‘faces of PBO’. 😀

      • 3 vcprezofan2
        April 16, 2015 at 9:10 pm

        O dear, NerdyW, looks like I have scared everyone away! Such a pity too when there are such lovely pics to enjoy. 🙂

      • 4 Nerdy Wonka
        April 16, 2015 at 10:22 pm

        You’re welcome.

        • 5 vcprezofan2
          April 16, 2015 at 10:31 pm

          NerdyW, you make me smile so often (because I never succeed in pulling too many words out of you…and I do try periodically)! 😀 I suppose you’ve finished watching Scandal for the night?

          BTW, did you watch that vintage video of PBO sharing an excerpt from his 1st book and answering questions related to his younger self? I recommend it if you haven’t watched it before.

          • 6 Nerdy Wonka
            April 17, 2015 at 9:28 am

            1. Yep. Scandal was intense last night.

            2. Thanks for the recommended read, VC. Great stuff!

  2. 7 Nerdy Wonka
    April 16, 2015 at 9:07 pm

  3. April 16, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Lovely photo compilation, Nerdy. Thank you so much! I love those closeups!

  4. 12 JER
    April 16, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    President Obama greets youngsters who were watching today's wounded warrior bike ride at the White House.

    A post shared by Pete Souza (archived) (@petesouza44) on

    • 13 MightyPamela
      April 16, 2015 at 10:34 pm

      Oh, their faces ~ the honesty and joy in their lovely young faces. ❤ ❤ ❤

      • April 17, 2015 at 8:40 am

        Indeed Mighty P! It always moves me to near tears when our youngest citizens treat our President with the sincerity of their respect and admiration – when most of them weren’t even born (or barely alive) when he first took office. It’s as if they know him like family because he’s been their President for their whole lives…

  5. 15 sjterrid
    April 16, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Thank you, Nerdy!

    Congrats on being 1st, VC.

  6. 18 jacquelineoboomer
    April 16, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    This is one great post, Nerdy! And oh look there’s my Joey!

  7. 20 Judith Fardig
    April 16, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    NW – what a delicious set of photos! Wounded Warrior bike ride is a fantastic event.

  8. 22 GGail
    April 16, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    If you would like to vote on a name for Katie’s baby, go to: http://www.dallaszoo.com/babyname

  9. 24 JER
    April 16, 2015 at 9:24 pm

  10. 27 Judith Fardig
    April 16, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    That guy on top with the long Viking beard could be the Portland Timbers soccer team’s mascot, Timber Joey!

  11. 30 Vicki
    April 16, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Thank you Nerdy for this delightful gallery of our sunny President enjoying his day. Bill signing outside with sleeves rolled up!
    The President doesn’t appear to be unsettled at all by the things driving some of us (and me) crazy these days.

    I doubt the TPP is a bad idea however loud the screaming gets. Since Ed is leading this I’m chalking it up to an emo attack. Yes? No?

    • 31 sjterrid
      April 16, 2015 at 9:40 pm

      Vicki, Yes with Ed it’s definitely an emo attack.

      • 32 sjterrid
        April 16, 2015 at 9:45 pm

        Too many people think that this is just like the NAFTA bill that was passed. This bill, however, corrects a lot of the things that was wrong with it. There are a lot of protections for labor and environmental concerns in the agreement. It will be interesting to see how Hillary runs on this issue. Since it was Bill Clinton that signed it.

        • 33 Vicki
          April 16, 2015 at 9:54 pm

          Good points, sjterrid.
          Plus, If PBO is strongly for this bill I’m sure the good outweighs the minuses.

    • 34 jackiegrumbacher
      April 16, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      Vicki, I’m sick of the viciousness of the anti TPP attacks, especially as they involve Democrats turning against the President. I heard a number of so-called Dems today screaming that the President didn’t know what he was doing, that TPP is the same as NAFTA and that they are being ‘betrayed’ by the administration. I’m angered beyond words that after all these years the self-righteous know-it-alls, who don’t actually bother to read the facts, are quick to condemn the president without trial. At this point there are local Democrats I know that would I rather not see again because of their complete lack of faith and trust in our President. They always “know better” than the President, even though they themselves cannot be elected to even the most trivial local office. This is one time when I will be happy to see TPP passed with Republican votes.

      • 35 Vicki
        April 16, 2015 at 9:57 pm

        jackie, i couldn’t agree with you more. On each of your points.

      • 36 Judith Fardig
        April 16, 2015 at 10:00 pm

        I totally agree, Jackie. The emo left and the environmentalists have decided to rail about the TPP with no faith in President Obama to do WHAT HE SAYS HE WILL to protect workers and the environment. I think it’s a business model for too many to gin up outrage almost as bad as the right does. UGH!

        • 37 jackiegrumbacher
          April 16, 2015 at 10:04 pm

          Yes, Judith, and it’s the reason why we don’t work always together successfully as a party to get people elected and push important issues. There are always those who have to pull against the team because they are somehow smarter than everyone else and can shout the loudest.

      • 38 sjterrid
        April 16, 2015 at 11:25 pm

        I received an email from AFLCIO this morning warning abut the TPP, which I quickly deleted.

        I’m not sure but isn’t the AFLCIO backing the Keystone Pipeline being built, even though it offers very few permanent jobs and who knows what damage it will cause to the environment, but yet with all the jobs that this President has enabled construction workers, with no help from republicans, yet they don’t think that he would consider all options before he signed the TPP. I trust the President.

    • 39 Nerdy Wonka
      April 16, 2015 at 10:25 pm

      🙂

    • 40 vcprezofan2
      April 16, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    • 41 elo4obama/biden
      April 17, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      Honestly, since my President is for it, and it’s complicated I’m for it. It’s only out of a sense of responsibility that I will read up about it and go through the headache. To paraphrase the prez “I like to know what I’m speaking about.” Ha!
      It’s funny how now I expect loud screaming for everything now Vicki.

  12. April 16, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Looking at these pics, I’m reminded of what an extraordinary, and transformational, person this one is… He is never not consummately “present,” whatever he’s doing, and whoever he’s with. It is totally amazing. I cannot imagine anyone else, ever, being what he is, in his position… I’d forgotten how spoiled I’ve become with him as our President. “President” seems a small word to describe who he is… Dang!

  13. 45 vcprezofan2
    April 16, 2015 at 9:42 pm

  14. 46 jackiegrumbacher
    April 16, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    What I love about our president is his almost superhuman ability to rise above the viciousness around him and never descend to the level of his detractors. He has the most extraordinary patience to explain something again and again and again, even though the people he’s speaking close their ears and will not listen to anything he says. Since I’m an ordinary and very failed human being, I get angry at people who refuse to listen to anything but themselves. I’m resentful of the viciousness and unforgiving of the relentless attacks. We would be a better country and a much more empathetic society if we could all follow our President’s example.

    • 47 jacquelineoboomer
      April 16, 2015 at 10:34 pm

      Beautifully put, as usual. Love the man. If we would all try to emulate him, oh what a country we’d have, as you said.

  15. 48 jackiegrumbacher
    April 16, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Nerdy, I had a comment that somehow got lost. If you find it, would you free it. Thanks.

  16. 50 vcprezofan2
    April 16, 2015 at 10:13 pm

  17. 53 Nena20409
    April 16, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Fantastic Post Nerdy Wonka.
    VC has the Au ⭐ 🙂

  18. 55 desertflower
    April 16, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Thank you, Nerdy! Wonderful pics:)

  19. April 16, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Good evening Nerdy, Chips & TOD! 🙂 Thanks Nerdy for such a great post! Perfect way to relieve stress!

  20. April 16, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Did anyone see the last scene of Scandal? Will not spoil if for the West Coast viewers, but it is a doozy.

  21. 64 vcprezofan2
    April 16, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    For anyone who cares to answer Gov. O’Malley, here are the tweets from the WH link re TPP

  22. 65 vcprezofan2
    April 16, 2015 at 11:19 pm

  23. 67 vcprezofan2
    April 16, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    I have a comment with three tweets in moderation, and I’m heading off to do a spot of reading. I suppose my moderated comment will show up in its own good time.

    Night, folks!

    Morning/Night, Amk, wherever you are in your trip.

  24. 68 jacquelineoboomer
    April 17, 2015 at 1:04 am

    Goodnight, all. Oh, and, I just saw this:

  25. 69 globalcitizenlinda
    April 17, 2015 at 1:37 am

    I am putting my energy into identifying and volunteering for candidates who support PBO and his agenda, and promoting socio-economic justice. I Can’t spend my limited time on Dems who are putting the agenda of the rich first

  26. 70 globalcitizenlinda
    April 17, 2015 at 2:23 am

    PBO has asked us to reject the GOP budget that penalizes the poor and guts the social safety net. He has also asked us to speak out against the GOP vote to eliminate the estate tax. Can we as TOD push some activism on these issues?

    • 73 jackiegrumbacher
      April 17, 2015 at 8:14 am

      Thank you, Deb. I’m going to forward this article to everyone I know, especially the ignoramuses who think they’re smarter than the President and automatically assume that he’s either been duped or decided to betray US workers.

    • 74 desertflower
      April 17, 2015 at 8:46 am

      Excellent article. Thanks for posting here, Deb. Morning everyone:) Today is really Friday, right? ( I went around thinking that yesterday was Friday all day!…Imagine my disappointment)

  27. April 17, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂


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