President Obama Delivers Rutgers University Commencement Address

12:50 EDT: President Obama Delivers the Rutgers University Commencement Address

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  1. 4 Nena20409
    May 15, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks Chips for a new Thread.
    Here’s another link from CSPAN3

  2. 6 Neena20409
    May 15, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    I am sure all is OK now…..this Tweet is at least, 2hrs old.

  3. 7 GGail
    May 15, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Want to give a Happy Birthday shout-out to Dakota! ❤

  4. 11 Neena20409
    May 15, 2016 at 12:52 pm

  5. 12 vcprezofan2
    May 15, 2016 at 1:01 pm

  6. 18 hopefruit2
    May 15, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Our President is now receiving his honorary degree! 🙂

  7. 19 vcprezofan2
    May 15, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Barack H. Obama, Doctor of Laws

    What was it last week…. Doctor of Science?

  8. 25 Nena20409
    May 15, 2016 at 1:07 pm

  9. 26 Nena20409
    May 15, 2016 at 1:10 pm

  10. 28 Nena20409
    May 15, 2016 at 1:16 pm

  11. 29 Nena20409
    May 15, 2016 at 1:20 pm

  12. 30 GGail
    May 15, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    I LOVE PBO’s speeches!!!!!

  13. 32 Nena20409
    May 15, 2016 at 1:28 pm

  14. 33 Nena20409
    May 15, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    In Politics & in Life, Ignorance is Not a Virtue………Mic Drop…..Keeping 1001% so stated Pres Barack Obama!

  15. 34 Nena20409
    May 15, 2016 at 1:36 pm

  16. 35 hopefruit2
    May 15, 2016 at 1:36 pm


  17. 36 GGail
    May 15, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    PBO is gonna make me late to Tally’s birthday brunch 😯

    • 37 donna dem 4 obama
      May 15, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      Hi GGail Tally’s B-Day is Tuesday, Right?

      • 38 vcprezofan2
        May 15, 2016 at 1:58 pm

        Yes, DD. The So-Cal TOD peeps are doing their monthly &/birthday get-together today. They are definitely the most *active* TOD chapter. 😀 😀

        Sunday Greetings to you and yours!

  18. May 15, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    A girl from China, who was partaking in a curious and very unsafe viral video trend that involves eating corn using a power drill, unexpectedly ripped a large chunk of hair from her scalp…..The corn power drill challenge gained popularity after YouTuber “Eater Yang” posted a clip of him chowing through the vegetable in under 10 seconds.

    The viral video site spoke with Jiao’s husband who said Liu would be fine, but the doctor estimates the hair will take six months to grow back 😀

    • 40 Don
      May 15, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      I’m somewhat shocked that it didn’t work, I mean in theory one should be able to eat corn with almost any type of instrument whether it be a fork or a power drill.

      • May 15, 2016 at 2:20 pm

        Poor girl was in shock in the aftermath, Don! ….

        S/N You think Day is going to go wire-to-wire at TPC today?

        • 42 Don
          May 15, 2016 at 2:33 pm

          I think Day has a good chance, he looks like he’s finally able to carry to the weight and deal with the pressure of being number #1. I didn’t see the video of the young girl eating corn with a power drill, so my comment was made without seeing what happened. But then again you might want to avoid trying to eat anything with a power drill, because its a power drill.

          • 43 Don
            May 15, 2016 at 2:33 pm

            Yes, I think he’ll win going away.

          • May 15, 2016 at 2:40 pm

            I was surprised Fowler, Speith and Mickelson didn’t even make the cut. Matsuyama may give Day a run for it, but he seems to always pull a Dustin Johnson type of collapse under pressure.

            It was some viral thing in China 😕 I posted a youtube clip of some dude who ate a cob in 10 seconds with a drill (that started all the *attempts*) above the video of her attempt…. #majorfail

            • 45 Don
              May 15, 2016 at 2:46 pm

              I just don’t think that its a good idea to have power tools anyway near your mouth. I was surprised that Fowler didn’t make the cut, he owned this tournament last year. Speith might be starting to feel the pressure of trying to be the next Tiger Woods, and as far as Phil goes he’s either exploding in a good way or a bad way. I’m not surprised by anything that Phil does anymore.

  19. 46 vcprezofan2
    May 15, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Simplify it, my President; simplify it for all our futures!

    • 47 vcprezofan2
      May 15, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      I wonder how many of these new graduates are really, truly listening to Mr. President, not just to the lines they choose to applaud?

  20. May 15, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    “We may have been cutting our watermelon wrong this whole time. Former NASA engineer Mark Rober, who has been posting food hacks like watermelon smoothies to his YouTube channel for some time, presented a new way to cut up watermelon. It’s more work than you’re probably used to, but it’ll give you better watermelon, too.”

  21. 49 donna dem 4 obama
    May 15, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Just stopping by to wish Dakota a happy birthday

    • 50 jacquelineoboomer
      May 15, 2016 at 5:39 pm

      Happy Birthday, Dakota! Hi, Donna!

      • 51 donna dem 4 obama
        May 15, 2016 at 5:58 pm

        Hi J’OB. How’s my O’Nephew doing?

        • 52 jacquelineoboomer
          May 15, 2016 at 6:05 pm

          Well, Aunt Baby O’Donna (Ha), he’s doing just great! Been home since Friday afternoon, and I noticed he’s even standing up straighter (kinda leaned over more before, due to the previous procedures)! He doesn’t seem to be overdoing anything, which is his general nature (the overdoing part). Thanks again for the quiet room chats you had, if ya get my drift. #Worked #GodIsGood

      • May 15, 2016 at 8:04 pm

        Thank you Jackie O!

    • May 15, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      (((Donna D.))) Thanks!

  22. 55 desertflower
    May 15, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    AWESOME COMMENCEMENT SPEECH! He gave a civics lesson for the ages:) I cried. I will miss this man and everything he stands for when he goes….bittersweet.

  23. 56 GGail
    May 15, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Thank you President O!

    I’ve gotta go now.

    See everyone this evening, after I finish phone banking for Hillary. But, first, I’m off to party with Tally 🙂

  24. 57 sherijr
    May 15, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Oh my goodness words fail me. He is truly the most magnificent and brilliant and sensible and down to earth human being. I am so grateful that he is willing to share his advice and good sense and all out decency with all of us, especially our young people. Thank you President Obama!

  25. May 15, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    “While Tesla’s self-driving, lane-changing autopilot that functions out on the open road might be its flashiest smart feature, there’s plenty of room for that tech to expand to less exciting but equally useful applications. Take this hacked Tesla, for instance, which can emerge from the garage of its own accord with nothing more than a simple voice command. The hack, put together by Jason Goecke, basically just extends the power of Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker the Echo so that Alexa—the AI that lives inside—can exert some control over Goecke’s Tesla Model S and force it to roll outside all on its own. It’s a party trick that makes run-of-the-mill remote start look like child’s play….continued”

  26. 59 Nena20409
    May 15, 2016 at 1:53 pm

  27. May 15, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    President Obama inspires me every time. Every single time.

    • May 15, 2016 at 2:03 pm

  28. 66 Nena20409
    May 15, 2016 at 2:02 pm

  29. 68 No Child Left Behind
    May 15, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Good afternoon TODVille.

    Thank you for this post! It brings a YU-U-U-UGE smile to see my POTUS.

  30. 69 Nerdy Wonka
    May 15, 2016 at 2:08 pm

  31. 80 JER
    May 15, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Sanders Event In Paducah, Kentucky – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  32. May 15, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Despite of what the haters says, I’m proud of my President.

  33. May 15, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    This important message from Donna Dem….from her FB page…

    Donna Skinner
    3 hrs ·
    Restrictive voter ID laws, cutting back on early voting days, eliminating same day voter registration – all solutions by Republicans in search of a problem that doesn’t exist. (Statistics show there is no voter fraud in this country).
    Preventing restroom accommodations for self identified transgenders (who by the way have been using YOUR restrooms without incident all along you just didn’t know it), limiting how people pursue claims of discrimination because of race, religion, color, national origin, biological sex or handicap in state courts – is a solution by Republicans Governors in search of a problem that doesn’t exist.
    Banning Muslims and building walls – is a Republican Presidential nominee’s solution in search of a problem. (Most Muslims as well as immigrants that come to this country assimilate quite well & are peaceful, loving people who aspire to one day be able to participate in the American dream). Rather than a wall we need comprehensive immigration reform.
    Please understand that this is a common theme of the Republican Party. They manufacture a controversy and insight fear in those who want to believe the worse and then enact draconian laws that hurt disproportionately the vulnerable which in turn keeps them suppressed and cynical which translates to only 50 percent of this country voting in elections…..
    And then THEY win.
    Registrate, Donate, convince friends & family through Debate and then this November and most importantly Participate in exercising your right to VOTE.

  34. 84 Nerdy Wonka
    May 15, 2016 at 2:19 pm

  35. 86 vcprezofan2
    May 15, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    TODOBOTS, one of you need to remind Chips she’s not in charge of the world YET! She’s turned on the snow machine in my immediate neighbourhood – that’s neither right nor fair! The flakes look exactly like the ones she uses in the TOD village at Christmastime.

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  37. 91 Neena20409
    May 15, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Pres Obama’s Commencement Speech as Delivered in Full at Rutgers.

  38. 94 Neena20409
    May 15, 2016 at 3:30 pm

  39. May 15, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    GA, TOD! Happy Birthday, Dakota!

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  41. May 15, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Procession from King Chapel:

  42. 103 Neena20409
    May 15, 2016 at 3:43 pm

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  45. 108 sjterrid
    May 15, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Good afternoon/Evening TOD!

    Chips, I’m so glad that your mother is progressing in rehab and is now walking. Hopefully, that means she could come home soon.

    Dakota, Happy Birthday.

    West coast, TODers have a great birthday lunch for Tally. Tally wishing you a Happy Birthday for Tuesday.

  46. May 15, 2016 at 5:13 pm

  47. May 15, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Bunk pushed a Bernie stan, gets arrested.

  48. 112 jacquelineoboomer
    May 15, 2016 at 5:53 pm

  49. 113 JER
    May 15, 2016 at 5:59 pm

  50. May 15, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    The charmer charms!

  51. 115 donna dem 4 obama
    May 15, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    So apparently the NV Dem Convention turned into a hot mess when the Bernie Bros didn’t like the results of the state convention. Bernie has created a monster….

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