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President Barack Obama high fives a rider after signaling the start of the Wounded Warrior Ride, on the South Lawn of the White House. The ride is held to help raise awareness of our nations heroes who battle the physical and psychological damages of war

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111 Responses to “The President’s Day”


  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    April 14, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Moi?

  2. 3 COS
    April 14, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Thanks NW.

  3. 4 No Child Left Behind
    April 14, 2016 at 9:40 pm

  4. 5 Ladyhawke
    April 14, 2016 at 9:43 pm

  5. 7 Nerdy Wonka
    April 14, 2016 at 9:44 pm

  6. 10 No Child Left Behind
    April 14, 2016 at 9:49 pm

  7. 11 jacquelineoboomer
    April 14, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Talking about the results of the crime bill of the ’90s on African Americans, Hillary added, “I want white people to recognize … there is systemic racism … ”

    Now she’s talking! I very, very much like the fact that she is pivoting from “I understand how African Americans feel” (which she doesn’t) over to putting the onus on the fact that white Americans need to take action on crushing the systemic racism in so many areas of our every day life, whether it be the criminal justice system or whatever. Hope to God she continues that.

    Stop commiserating. Start leading!

    • 12 COS
      April 14, 2016 at 9:54 pm

      Same questions are being asked at every debate. When are they going to ask foreign policy questions?

      • 13 jacquelineoboomer
        April 14, 2016 at 10:05 pm

        Hillary sometimes slips in some foreign policy matters in the middle of her answers. CNN’s collective minds can’t stretch beyond our borders. Maybe that’ll change before the debate ends. (Maybe not.)

  8. 14 No Child Left Behind
    April 14, 2016 at 9:53 pm

  9. 15 Obama Grandmama
    April 14, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Just turned on the debate. Am late. Sounds like Bernie’s crowd is in the house, maybe more of his there or are they just rowdier! How has it gone so far? Was watching Cruz interviewed by Chuck Todd earlier. CT let Cruz get away with several lies, even the old Carly Fiorino lie. Chuck makes a little noise like he objects, doesn’t speak up and lets Lying Ted finish all his lies.

  10. 16 Ladyhawke
    April 14, 2016 at 10:04 pm

  11. April 14, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Hello. We are visiting our daughter so I am lurking when I can. Just stopping by to get an update on the debate. Any info will be appreciated.

    • 18 arapaho415
      April 15, 2016 at 12:42 am

      GE/GM TMG.

      IMHO HRC hit her stride this debate. She was ready, armed with truth to effectively counter Sanders’ aggression and sarcasm.

      She also said something to the effect that he’s all talk and no action, pointing out that his bills haven’t been enacted.

      She brought up pro-choice (something not mentioned in 8 previous debates).

      Good source to catch up is @cnnpolitics.

      And finally, the first I’ve heard whites take responsibility for racism (unlike Bernie’s spox who thought having Barack Obama apologize for slavery would be a good idea — WTH?).

  12. April 14, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    So so so sorry everyone, especially Nerdy, for going AWOL, will *definitely* be back posting tomorrow so Nerdy can finally have a break – can never ever thank her enough. My mother’s doing okay, it’s been a tough couple of weeks, an emotional meltdown or two along the way, but we’re getting there. Thank you all for your lovely messages, you’re the best of friends, and again, thank you Nerdy and all the BTs who took over. Love ya to bits.

    • 20 Ladyhawke
      April 14, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      Love you madly Chips. And as a proud member of the “Why Isn’t He Holding The Handrail” club, I am sending love and hugs to Mom. I hope she is feeling better and on the mend. LH

    • April 14, 2016 at 10:15 pm

      You and your mother have been on our minds, Chips, wishing you the very best. Thanks for checking in. NW and the BTs have been their usual fabulous selves. Please take it easy. XOXO

    • 24 jackiegrumbacher
      April 14, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      Aw, Chips, we missed you. So glad your mom’s doing okay and making progress. Nerdy, LP, AMK and all who chipped in have been magnificent.

      • April 14, 2016 at 10:23 pm

        Don’t go calling Amk magnificent, Jackie, you know the consequences will be unbearable 🙂

        Thank you.

        • 26 amk for obama
          April 14, 2016 at 10:29 pm

          heh !!!!!!!!!!

          That does it, the price just went up by ten x. 1000 bucks from here onward.

          mom moving around?

          • April 14, 2016 at 10:41 pm

            🙂 I rest my case.

            Mom in three places in last two weeks, the battle to ask these institutions to actually care about the well-being of an elderly person has been soul-destroying. Don’t even know where to start, it’s been crushing.

            • 28 amk for obama
              April 14, 2016 at 10:44 pm

              That’s too bad. I thought the ireesh had a good healthcare system? Or nhs screwing it up there also?

            • April 14, 2016 at 11:01 pm

              OMG, that’s heartbreaking. My heart goes out to you both.

            • 40 99ts
              April 14, 2016 at 11:21 pm

              That sends a chill – and in all my times with older family in care the worst treatment has come from the up to date, super modern, care home where they had all the right facilities & so few staff the residents were ignored for hours on end. I have seen some wonderful places and do so hope you are both coming back to where you need to be. So much love being sent your way. So much you have been missed.

          • April 15, 2016 at 12:05 am

            Speaking of 1000 bucks, I keep checking the mailbox but…no puppy. What gives?? I demand a puppy! A recount! A Refund!

    • 44 jacquelineoboomer
      April 14, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      We love you back, Chips, and Mom!

    • April 14, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      Ms Chipsssssssssssss…good to see you…how is your mom

      • April 14, 2016 at 10:57 pm

        {{{{Prettyfoot}}}} She’s doing better, PF, a long way to go, but things looking way more hopeful than a week ago.

        • April 14, 2016 at 11:12 pm

          that is good to hear…Continued Blessings to you and your Mom

        • 49 Gazelle
          April 15, 2016 at 2:40 am

          So, so good to hear you’re more than hanging there. Mum-Chips is going to make it through, we’re all sending love to you and her, thru the universe, and the TOD Universe, which is just simply magnificent! xox P.S. Tell Mum-Chips to listen to you and all who will help her heal. If she gets all stubborn-like, just let her know TODers will park in her space and … well, you know your TOD family. We’ll just debate her to wellness! 🙂

        • 50 canadabarb4obama
          April 15, 2016 at 4:44 am

          YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS

    • 51 theo67
      April 14, 2016 at 11:05 pm

      Good to hear, Chips! Stay strong.

    • 52 MightyPamela
      April 14, 2016 at 11:08 pm

      🙏🙆👏👋💓

    • 53 MadameSoph
      April 14, 2016 at 11:10 pm

      Chips! So glad your mom is doing better, but sorry about all you are having to go through navigating the care facilities.

      Our thoughts are with you and your mom and Danny from everyone at my house >^..^<

    • 54 mtmarilyn
      April 14, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      So glad to hear it’s getting better. We’ve been thru this with both set of parents. It’s never easy, but you do it with and the support of family and friends. Know that we here at the TOD family sends you our thoughts, prayers, strength and love.

    • 55 99ts
      April 14, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      So wonderful to see you here – sometimes the emotional breakdowns are far worse than the medical issues – being loved and wanted and cared for is a great remedy. As we get older and get ill it sometimes seems just to hard to start all over on the recovery side of things, but mostly we seem to come around & do what we have to do. Many hugs and hopes to your Mom – may you both be recovering in every possible way.

      Nerdy has been wonderful with the posts – but it is a delight when you are both around – cannot imagine the internets without you.

    • April 14, 2016 at 11:55 pm

      So wish I could DO more to help you and your mother, {{{{ Chips }}}}

    • April 15, 2016 at 2:48 am

      So good to hear from you Chips! Absolutely no need to feel sorry for taking time to take care of your Mom. Sending you and your lovely Mom lots of love. Praying that she is feeling much better is on the road to complete recovery.

    • 59 Dudette
      April 15, 2016 at 5:13 am

      Love to you both {{{{{ Chipsadoodle and Mamadoodle }}}}}

  13. April 14, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    The more I see of Sanders the more I do not like him. I am not feeling the Burn.

  14. 61 Obama Grandmama
    April 14, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Bernie is leading the raucous supporters. What is that saying about the leaders set the tone? His supporters are just plain rude, not good at being respectful listeners.

    • 62 arapaho415
      April 14, 2016 at 10:09 pm

      GE OG.

      Sanders just said “doo doo” twice in two consecutive sentences.

      I am in stitches, couldn’t help but guffaw.

  15. 63 jacquelineoboomer
    April 14, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    I certainly do not mean this in any way as a mock of people who happen to have disabilities, trust me.

    But did you ever see those SNL (I believe) skits where someone is making a speech, and there’s a box on the screen for people who are hearing impaired, and – instead of using ASL – some guy in the screen box yells out everything the speaker’s saying?

    That’s what Bernie reminds me of (the screamer) … and people criticize Hillary’s “tone” and voice level (not “ladylike,” I guess). I do like that tonight she seems to be getting calmer the more Bernie gets agitated. Hope that continues – it’s a great way to disarm people (and children, I might add).

  16. 69 Ladyhawke
    April 14, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    • 70 jacquelineoboomer
      April 14, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      In the beginning of her campaign this time around, Hillary was standing more on her own record and not mentioning President Obama as much – and the fact she was HIS Secretary of State. She learned early on that wasn’t gonna fully work. (It’s not like we’re back in the days when Gore didn’t want to mention he would continue Bill’s work.) She gradually switched over to (1) giving President Obama credit, and (2) reminding folks she helped him achieve his foreign policy agenda. Yes, she is mentioning him more now, which is working from my perch.

      • 71 theo67
        April 14, 2016 at 11:08 pm

        Hey Jacq! This is so good to hear. I got turned off the election stuff because of how they were disrespecting President Obama. If Hillary has woken up, then I’ll support her.

  17. 73 Ladyhawke
    April 14, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    • 74 jacquelineoboomer
      April 14, 2016 at 10:22 pm

      To make most overarching changes in this country that are for the better, you can’t go from “zero to 60” the first week. It’s always a long haul, and then we sit around, pat ourselves on the back, and say “Why didn’t we do that earlier?”

      Drives us crazy, yes, and I get wanting to move things along more quickly, but not with our governmental system of checks and balances.

      • April 15, 2016 at 2:27 am

        Great comment, J’OB! The political system bequeathed to us by the “founding fathers” was perfectly designed to prevent instant revolutionary changes. The great FDR found that out in his first two years on office when the U.S. Supreme Court nullified many of his early New Deal programs. JFK also talked about finding out about the limits of Presidential power. President Obama has always talked about how change would not be easy and would require steady and persistent hard work and struggle. A presidential candidate who promises instant revolution, once he/she is elected president, is clearly fooling his gullible supporters.

    • April 15, 2016 at 12:47 am

      Thank you Ladyhawke for sharing this tweet. Melissa McEwan question deserves an answer fro Bernie and his loyal supporters.

  18. 77 Ladyhawke
    April 14, 2016 at 10:19 pm

  19. 78 arapaho415
    April 14, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    GE TODville.

    Hope you’re enjoying tonight’s Dem debate — HRC is on her game IMHO.

    Unfortunately CNN is letting Sanders skate by:

    • 79 amk for obama
      April 14, 2016 at 10:26 pm

      ok, teann does what teann does the best, the wilfully incompetent, corrupt journalism.

      but what prevented hillz from pointing out these bs facts?

      • April 15, 2016 at 3:04 am

        Good question, AMK! It’s, however, sometimes not that easy for a candidate to remember everything during one debate! What is so disgusting is the incompetence of our so called journalists. They are the ones who should be asking hard questions and exposing lies and hypocrisy of those runnining for office, including the presidency!

  20. 81 jacquelineoboomer
    April 14, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Ha. All the President’s Men, so to speak, are at it again!

  21. 82 jacquelineoboomer
    April 14, 2016 at 10:40 pm

  22. 83 amk for obama
    April 14, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    The Czech Republic is poised to change its name to “Czechia” to make it easier for companies and sports teams to use it on products and clothing.

    The country will retain its full name but Czechia will become the official short geographic name, as “France” is to “The French Republic”.

    If approved by parliament, the name will be lodged with the United Nations.

    Along with Slovakia, the Czech Republic was established when Czechoslovakia broke in two in 1993.

    Some of the country’s best-known exports, including its Pilsner Urquell beer and ice hockey team, currently use the word “Czech”.

    But “Czech” is an adjective and cannot properly be used as a name for the country.

    Some have criticised “Czechia” as ugly, or too similar to “Chechnya”, the semi-autonomous Russian republic.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36048186

    I would have gone with czechers.

  23. 84 Ladyhawke
    April 14, 2016 at 10:41 pm

  24. 85 Ladyhawke
    April 14, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    • 86 amk for obama
      April 14, 2016 at 11:03 pm

      just wish she had organised the effing caucuses more efficiently and not allowed this traitor to win them all.

      • 87 theo67
        April 14, 2016 at 11:16 pm

        This is an unfortunate symptom of the incompetence of those who surround her. Hopefully, she’ll pick up more competent people when she gets to the general. This is what doomed her in 2008.

      • 88 Obama Grandmama
        April 15, 2016 at 1:34 pm

        I also think caucuses are more suited to younger energetic fanatical supporters. Those who yell louder rather than listen. Another words, Bernie’s crowd. A lot of times they use emotional appeals to pull unsure people over to their side much like the Bandwagon effect, which I believe younger voters with no political experience are more susceptible to. Open Primaries and caucuses are also open for more mischief like voting for someone they do not want thinking it will help their candidate get a better opponent to run against disregarding the fact that their person needs every vote they can get. Therefore, Hillary’s supporters are more thoughtful, traditional and fall into the secret ballot category which is not a natural fit for caucuses.

    • 89 theo67
      April 14, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      Wow – Dan Pfeiffer saying this is clearly choosing sides. Appropriately…

  25. April 14, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Once again Sanders goes on record opposing the choice of the President for Scotus

  26. April 14, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    I love Hillary’s facial expression

  27. April 14, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    How is the debate?
    g

  28. 93 Ladyhawke
    April 14, 2016 at 10:54 pm

  29. 94 jacquelineoboomer
    April 14, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    I kinda feel like I need a wet compress on my forehead after this “damn debate,” as Bernie would say. Ha!

    Or maybe it’s the wine.

  30. April 14, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    I followed the debate on twitter. From what I can tell Hillary did fine. And in the area of optics, Bernie appealed to the haters, Hillary to the sensible and the rational. Bernie did nothing to make a dent in her lead in NY. And with his comments about the “Deep South” he inevitably turned off AA voters.

    • 101 mtmarilyn
      April 14, 2016 at 11:48 pm

      Thanks Bill. I couldn’t watch or listen and followed some on Twitter but get so mad at the Bernie folks I have to walk away. So appreciate your follow up.

    • April 15, 2016 at 3:51 am

      I know I am going to sound like a broken record, but Iam puzzled why no body has asked Bernie Sanders about his caucus wins in states that are not in the “Deep South,” but which are almost 100% guaranteed to vote Republican during the General elections. Here are the state caucuses (not even primaries) that Bernie won that have not voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since 1964: Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming. Here are Southern States that Hillary won that have been won by Democratic presidential Candidates since 1964: Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. As a matter of fact, in 2008, President Obama won three Southern States: Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. He also came very close to winning Georgia. Yet, he lost miserably in Idaho, Kansas, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming–the states that Bernie sanders is so proud to have won in caucuses. Even if Bernie was the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, there is ZERO chance that he would the Republican stronghold states of Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming. And now that he has dissed and dismissed Black voters in Southern states, there is Zero chance that he would win Florida, Virginia, or North Carolina. Without winning at least one of those states, Bernie has ZERO chance of winning the presidency!

  31. 103 jacquelineoboomer
    April 14, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    There was a time when I really “personally” liked Gov. Andrew Cuomo … not so much, any more. But he’s a Democrat, so we’re like blood brothers, I guess! And he has done some good things for the people of his state.

  32. April 14, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Good night TOD ….

    #TrustBarack

    #CharBerned ain’t appealing ….

  33. 105 jacquelineoboomer
    April 15, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Not sure why I just thought to myself “Me Nancy, You Jane” but here ya go – two treasures got together in D.C. today, ICYMI!

  34. April 15, 2016 at 12:05 am

    Just had to share these before departing for the evening …

  35. 107 susanne
    April 15, 2016 at 12:22 am

    Chips, my heart is with you as you navigate the mysterious landscape of elder care. Been there with my mother, and many friends. The tricky part is discerning the difference between mom’s hating the idea of being placed, and her hating an actual place itself. If there’s a loving AMK there, you may take that as a sign. ❤

    • April 15, 2016 at 1:48 am

      Been there also. My mom with Alzheimer’s. I tried caring for her at home 24/7 for three months until I crashed and burned. She got psychotic and paranoid, I got her on meds, but it wasn’t enough. Eventually she needed Memory Care and I was able to get her on Medicaid and into a wonderful facility. The last three years of her life were her most peaceful and tranquil.

  36. 109 jacquelineoboomer
    April 15, 2016 at 12:54 am

    Goodnight, gang of Obamabots! Have a better day tomorrow, Chips!

  37. 110 No Child Left Behind
    April 15, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Good Morning TODVille.

    To Chips and her Mother,


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