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Rutgers University Welcomes President Obama

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President Obama arrives with Rutgers President Robert Barchi

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President Barack Obama speaks after receiving an honorary doctorate of laws during the 250th anniversary commencement ceremony at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is the first sitting president to speak at the school’s commencement

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89 Responses to “Rutgers University Welcomes President Obama”


  1. 8 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    May 15, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    NICE TO SEE THE ENERGIZER ENJOYNG HIMSELF AT RUTGERS!

    • 9 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      May 15, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      I LOVE THE RESPECTFUL AND EXTREMELY HEARTFELT WAY PBO WAS INTRODUCED TODAY…THE WAY IT SHOULD ALWAYS BE………………….

  2. May 15, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    You MUST hear this!

    Deke Sharon
    Berklee Pitch Slapped singing the *&^@! out of Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish” (in my living room) !!!

  3. 13 Nerdy Wonka
    May 15, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    • 14 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      May 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      LOVE THE GRAD. CAP…PBO IS FILLED WITH HOOTZPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH…THAT’S MY OWN WORD..DON’T BOTHER LOOKING IT UP!

  4. 15 hopefruit2
    May 15, 2016 at 6:31 pm

  5. 17 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    May 15, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    WENT TO A SUPER GRADUATION OPEN HOUSE…LOVE MY LYNCH FAMILY…THERE WERE A FEW FROM MY EX-CHURCH WHO DIDN’T WANT TO SAY HELLO..THAT’S FINE..I EXPECTED THAT. THEY ARE NOT A HAPPY CHURCH LIKE THE ONE I AM IN NOW!

  6. May 15, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Um, I’m not sure where this is going……

    • 19 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      May 15, 2016 at 6:37 pm

      OH MY………………NOT A GOOD IDEA………………

    • May 15, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      Um, hopefully not trade or banking regulations…..

      • 23 SUEDUVALLSMITH
        May 15, 2016 at 6:41 pm

        BILL IS FRAIL..I FRANKLY DON’T SEE HIM KEEPING UP WITH THE AGENDA DEMANDS ANYWAY………..

    • 24 MightyPamela
      May 16, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      Amen, Meta. To me this reeks of cronyism, never mind he was once a president, he should be like Mr First Lady and take a non-paying position of doing good in service to the community, taxpayers should not be handing him paychecks. I was never very impressed by him, and if his ideas to “revitalize” the economy lead us back across the bridge to the 20th century, from whence we came and are still digging out, then I say, no thanks, bj, get a life. I shudder to picture him haunting the Oval Office, shadowing everything that’s going on there. I’m done.

      • May 16, 2016 at 1:58 pm

        Yeah, I’m not voting to put Bill Clinton in charge of one of the most important responsibilities of our POTUS and I’m not looking forward to him being a significant presence in our daily life again. It just makes her look weak, IMO.

    • 26 idon
      May 16, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      “revitalizing the economy” what economy? what does this mean?

  7. 27 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    May 15, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    DINNER SALAD CALLS……………LETTUCE TAKE A BREAK FOR AWHILE…LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL…’CAMPY!’..

  8. 28 mtmarilyn
    May 15, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    What great pictures. Can’t wait to listen to the speech. Am in Spokane for 2 days of some work and lots of shopping, eating and relaxation. Need it after reading what happened in NV. I am so upset I didn’t sleep much. Long drive over. I believe many of these Bernie supporters are also the ones who support Ron Paul. They are Libertarians and purtopians. I don’t think any of them know the reality of governing. They want it all their way and everyone else is corrupt . So thankful for this community. Now I am going to shop some then to fine dine.

  9. May 15, 2016 at 7:16 pm

  10. May 15, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Thank you soooooooooooo much, Nerdy!!

  11. May 15, 2016 at 7:20 pm

  12. May 15, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Freaking moronic private security firm idiocy causes cancellation of Man U match….smh

    “Following today’s controlled explosion, we have since found out that the item was a training device which had accidentally been left by a private company following a training exercise involving explosive search dogs. Whilst this item did not turn out to be a viable explosive, on appearance this device was as real as could be, and the decision to evacuate the stadium was the right thing to do, until we could be sure that people were not at risk.”

  13. May 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    No words…

    “The Saturday morning weather forecast was delivered with a big side of misogyny on KTLA as reporter Liberté Chan was essentially forced to put on a sweater while she was doing her job live on television. Right in the middle of her report, an arm suddenly appears on the right side of the screen dangling a sweater. Chan is evidently confused: “What’s going on? You want me to put this on? Why? ‘Cause it’s cold?” And then a male voice is heard off screen: “We’re getting a lot of emails.” A startled Chan then complains she “looks like a librarian….On Twitter, Chan said she put on the dress because a previous outfit had “keyed out,” apparently meaning it didn’t quite work with the green screen..continued”

    • 38 Nerdy Wonka
      May 15, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      I was pissed when I saw the video earlier today. That male reporter is a jackass.

      The other outfit didn’t work well on green screen, so she was given this black outfit and he made her feel like she was some tarnished woman and oh god, emails! We’re getting so many emails! We must protect the sensitivities of jerks watching at home.

      The shaming way he forced the sweater on her was so infuriating. There are many male reporters, meteorologists, etc, whose clothes are too tight and we’re forced to have their rotund bellies filling up our screens, but you don’t see anyone handing them a sweater and telling them to cover that up.

      • May 15, 2016 at 8:18 pm

        It was the epitome of misogyny amplified live on television for all to see. On top of that, we all know the only people who send in e-mails during broadcasts are the same fools that hide behind twitter fingers too… I would be embarrassed If I was running that T.V. station/producer and would at a minimum apologize to her on-air for being a pig.

      • 40 desertflower
        May 15, 2016 at 8:46 pm

        I was pissed too. What a jackass, is right! Stunning, just stunning that he had the nerve to interrupt her for that. I’m more than over this bs.

    • 41 99ts
      May 15, 2016 at 8:30 pm

      Don’t excite the men in the Spring – it’s always the women who are blamed. What a load of ….. Something seriously wrong with RW society

  14. May 15, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    “Mariah Carey accepted GLAAD’s ally award on Saturday at the GLAAD Media Awards, being described as more than just a friend in the fight for LGBTQ equality by openly gay, Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels; according to Daniels, “This bitch is one of us: to the marrow, bone.” After Daniels gave up reading from the teleprompter to instead tell personal memoirs of how Carey has touched his life, teaching him that he’s so much more than just his sexuality, Carey thanked the director for changing her life as well….continued”

  15. 43 MightyPamela
    May 15, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    I’m thinking PBO looks quite alright on red. Eh? ❤️

  16. 45 MightyPamela
    May 15, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Speaking of books: I am enthralled and delighted with my First Edition of “Hamilton”, delivered today!! So magnificent, will be off reading with tea in hand! That and my first edition signed by the author, soon to be released copy of The Spirt of Villarosa, am loving having new books to pass the day! Guys and gals: please do seriously consider pre-ordering a copy of The Spirit of Villarosa, it is a keeper, and a fabulous story, set mainly in Haiti, needing to be told. Here is the link: http://twoharborspress.com/b-The-Spirit-of-Villarosa_21695

  17. May 15, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Joey Bats had to know this was coming after last year’s playoffs….

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    …and the internet never fails

    Best baseball punch I’ve seen since Nolan Ryan lit up Robin Ventura!

    • 47 amk for obama
      May 15, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      these guyz are grownups right?

      • May 15, 2016 at 11:20 pm

        It’s a right of passage….there are unwritten rules in Major League Baseball. Example A: Joey Bautista, staring at his home-run during the playoffs last year & then flipping his bat in admiration of his hit….Toronto eliminated Texas and these teams have been waiting since then to play each other again which happened today. What you don’t see is what caused the brawl in the first place….Bautista slid into 2nd base and tried taking out the Texas fielder so he couldn’t make a throw to 1rst base. This is illegal under new rules that were implemented after Chase Utley of the L.A. Dodgers did this last year in the playoffs as well and broke the SS’s leg (also happened to be the best player on the team which killed their chance to win the series)

        In Japan, bat flipping is an art form and celebrated:

        After Bautista’s flip last year it inspired all kind of imitations….this is the best 😀 😀

        The problem with Desis is they are afraid of their own shadows!!!!

  18. 55 sjterrid
    May 15, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Thank you,Nerdy, for the fantastic collections of photos and the video of the President’s commencement address at Rutgers!

  19. 57 Neena20409
    May 15, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    As One of Our Beloved TODbots calls POTUS, The Energize Bunny……Here’s he is again doing another Interview.

    Good Evening TOD.
    Congrats, Bill R on your Sole Au ⭐
    A raise of the Bubble to Chips & NW 🍸 Thank You!

    • May 15, 2016 at 11:18 pm

      My husband was hiking in the Smokies this morning. When he (and a friend) began at 8:30, it was 30 degrees!!!!!! Was 44 here in the valley at our house. There was frost in northeast TN this morning. Crazy!

      Goo night all. Sleep tight. See you on the flip side.

  20. 62 jacquelineoboomer
    May 15, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    Wow, I’ll tell ya, just looking at that first photo of the President makes one feel “All’s right with the world,” doesn’t it?

  21. 66 amk for obama
    May 15, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    rome masters. 15th title. 😎

  22. May 15, 2016 at 11:55 pm

  23. 71 amk for obama
    May 16, 2016 at 12:00 am

    My voting day. Sigh.

  24. 81 jacquelineoboomer
    May 16, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Trump now is referring to Senator Elizabeth Warren as Pocahontas, thus making sure not to leave Native Americans off his slur list. And last I heard Native Americans have the VOTE. Too bad that he’s not smart enough to consider that when his ancestors emigrated to this piece of land, Pocahontas and her ancestors had already here to make the history books. Unlike, I sincerely hope, he will do. This is a dastardly chapter better left unwritten. I don’t even like thinking about it.

  25. May 16, 2016 at 12:34 am

    “Aubrey Perry’s parents might live in blue-state California, but she was raised in the blue-collar town of Turlock along with a lot of immigrant labor. Her father ran his own pest extermination business and her mother taught ESL (English as a Second Language) and basic English at a local college.

    Putting a face on the struggle for immigrant families didn’t stop derogatory names like “greaseball,” “wetback,” “spic” or “beaner” from being used Perry’s house, however. “That’s what we called Mexicans,” she wrote for the Sydney Morning Herald.

    Today, not only are her parents Trump supporters, he mother is a delegate for Trump in California. The Melbourne-based artist and writer found her mother’s name when she was scanning through the list looking for white supremacist William Johnson. The Trump campaign claims to have accidently tapped him due to a “database error.” Perry saw her mother’s name listed alongside the white supremacist as well as an islamophobic pastor and was horrified.”

  26. 84 amk for obama
    May 16, 2016 at 12:51 am

    gotv.

  27. 85 amk for obama
    May 16, 2016 at 2:32 am

    gal puts voting ahead of her wedding. w/smh

  28. 86 Dudette
    May 16, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Tweet Perfection Right Here!!

  29. 88 99ts
    May 16, 2016 at 7:30 am

    That is a wonderful photo leading in this thread – thanks NW – fabulous

    Every last thing about the Obama family is colorful – bright and cheerful – nothing drab – even the robes for a new degree 🙂 🙂


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