141 Responses to “A Presidential Beer”


  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    May 24, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    I am always punished for being first.

  2. 5 Ouapiti
    May 24, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Our president! So proud and living this Vietnam trip!

  3. 6 desertflower
    May 24, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Amazing photo of the most powerful man in the world….still, he fits right in and looks totally comfortable….Love him. Just love him:)

    • 7 GGAIL
      May 24, 2016 at 9:09 pm

      It’s why we love him. He’s not pretentious.

      • 8 desertflower
        May 24, 2016 at 9:13 pm

        That, and so many other reasons:) Never another….

        • 9 GGAIL
          May 24, 2016 at 9:20 pm

          So many reasons ๐Ÿ˜Š

          • May 25, 2016 at 4:27 am

            Want to apologize for saying I hoped PBO and Bourdain’s “guts were OK” after their bun cha meal.
            It came across badly + probably I am the only one who noticed I said that.
            I understand the food is fabulous and that both men are used to Asian foods.
            Argh foot in mouth with salt and pepper.
            I was meaning how we sometimes take a little time to adjust to differences in food prep in another country.

  4. 11 MadameSoph
    May 24, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    O.k. No disrespect intended here, but, looking at this photo, I would wager and win that President Barack Obama has the finest “glutes” ( ๐Ÿ™‚ ) of any President in my lifetime.

    • 12 GGAIL
      May 24, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      Guuurl, you made me go back & take another look ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

    • 14 mtmarilyn
      May 24, 2016 at 9:15 pm

      Oh MadameSoph, you will get no argument from any of us TOD women. We know what a finnnnne!!!! man he is!!!! I do believe keeping him in shape shows how much Michelle loves him.

    • 18 Roberta in MN
      May 24, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      Had to go back and look too. LOL. He has one “foine” body and smile and looks and teeth. Did I forget anything? LOL.

      Thank you so much Nerdy for the feast for the eyes today and tonight, yesterday and probably tomorrow too. You are Legend.
      Chips, hope everything is going good for Momma Chips. Sending prayers and Angels to take of you and yours. (((hugs))).

  5. 24 arapaho415
    May 24, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    GA TODville.

    Love the local coverage of PBO’s historic trip to Vietnam and Japan.

    JER posted tweets from @itn_vn when he first arrived in Hanoi and have been viewing their tweets since then.

    This one in particular really touched me, PBO looks absolutely *joyous* as he debarks in the city known during the Vietnam era as “Saigon;” couldn’t help but be struck by the contrast from 41 years ago, which I’m sure it did for our Vietnam vets here, Yardarm, Dr. Bob, and no doubt many others….

  6. 25 arapaho415
    May 24, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    And about the food in Hanoi…

  7. 28 Dudette
    May 24, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    • 29 GGAIL
      May 24, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      Hi Dudette, this was a turbulent time in my formative years.

      • 30 Dudette
        May 24, 2016 at 9:44 pm

        I was too young to understand what was happening. Lightbulbs went off for me when MLK and then Bobby Kennedy were murdered. Then I started seeing the inescapable ugliness of the real world.

        • 31 SUEDUVALLSMITH
          May 24, 2016 at 10:01 pm

          I HATE THIS WORLD…WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED HERE WITH PBO IN THE WH..AND HE IS TOO GOOD FOR IT!..IT IS AN UGLY..GREEDFUL…SELF CONSUMED PLACE AND I HAVE TO WORK EXTRA HARD TO GRIN AND BEAR IT IN FRONT OF THESE PLASTIC PEOPLE!

    • May 24, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      I have so much respect for the people who bravely stepped up to the ugliness and violence.

  8. 33 Dudette
    May 24, 2016 at 9:22 pm

  9. 35 arapaho415
    May 24, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Still more on PBO’s visit to Hanoi…

    Gave me a chance to post a photo of one of my few freesias which (finally) bloomed. The little Asian curio is 3.5 inches tall and is on the right of the photo nestled amid the sweet alyssums in the freesia pot. Don’t know if it’s Thai or not, and think it’s actually a lion (?), not a dragon, but it’s a similar color to the gift from the Vietnam PM, and purchased it $1.50 at Goodwill.

  10. 37 amk for obama
    May 24, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    • 38 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      May 24, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      I HEAR THAT…FRANKLY..HUMANS CAN BE PRETTY DARNED STUPID AND WASTEFUL..WITH ALL THOSE WHO NEED IN THIS WORLD..A SELF DRIVING CAR IS THE LEAST OF THINGS..AS FOR THE BEAUTIFUL HORSE…WE KILLED 4 OF THEM RECENTLY RACING FOR GREED!

  11. 39 amk for obama
    May 24, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜€

    • 40 GGail
      May 24, 2016 at 11:03 pm

      I keep trying to find a comment that I can leave here regarding this Shower Thought…but…I just can’t find an appropriate one. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • 41 Dudette
      May 25, 2016 at 2:50 am

      Imagine being the human that naked dog lies spread-eagle on his back in front of, while he waits for you to rub is tummy.

  12. 42 arapaho415
    May 24, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Completely O/T, but just as I think this appalling election season can’t get any worse, the calendar turns to another day. And we’ve got nearly another 6 months of this crap to endure.

  13. 43 amk for obama
    May 24, 2016 at 9:35 pm

  14. 45 amk for obama
    May 24, 2016 at 9:36 pm

  15. 48 arapaho415
    May 24, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Oh, did I hear someone here ask for a photo of “wet POTUS?” (Yardarm, please unlock the naughty mat cabinet. Thank you.)

    And for a bonus, PBO will be on the domestic road next week…

    • 49 cd4biden
      May 25, 2016 at 1:41 am

      As we get closer to June 17th I keep praying that POTUS and FLOTUS will be in town when we visit. Although I also find it hard to disagree with any of the trips he has taken in his “lame duck” period.

  16. 50 sherijr
    May 24, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    How do those folks eating next to President Barack Obama refrain from staring outright at him? There is no way I could be in the same room and appear so unaware as they appear ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. 52 Dudette
    May 24, 2016 at 9:41 pm

  18. 56 amk for obama
    May 24, 2016 at 9:46 pm

  19. 61 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    May 24, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    HAVE A BLESSED NIGHT EVERYONE!…SO GLAD PBO IS COMING TO ELKHART BUT PLEASE STEP IT UP ON THE SS..THERE IS ALOT OF HATE IN THIS STATE!..THE PATRIOTS AND THE KKK ARE BUSY AS USUAL ALONG WITH THE NAZIS…SUCH AN ATTRACTIVE AND FRIENDLY STATE..I KNOW WHAT THEIR STATE SYMBOL SHOULD BE..SO DOES THE PROCTOLOGIST!

  20. 63 arapaho415
    May 24, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    One more from Vietnam…

    • 64 jacquelineoboomer
      May 24, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      Just wanted to cry when I read that headline. It’s like we’re living in a dreamscape!

  21. 65 jacquelineoboomer
    May 24, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    I hope Pete Souza got a beer!

  22. 66 JER
    May 24, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    The Beast at Jade Pagoda.

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

  23. 69 JER
    May 24, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    MAY 25, 2016 12:05 AM EDT – President Obama Holds a YSEALI Town Hall

    • 70 GGail
      May 24, 2016 at 11:06 pm

      Of course he would. PBO loves to chat with the young people – all over the world and encourage them to be “the ones that is going to take us into the next Century and beyond”

    • 72 cd4biden
      May 25, 2016 at 1:47 am

      These are my favorites of all his talks. He is always so encouraging and supportive to young people all over the world. And he tells all of them of the importance of listening and respecting other people’s views, and that he believes in them. What a mentor to the youth of the world.

  24. 76 Dudette
    May 24, 2016 at 11:29 pm

  25. 79 Dudette
    May 24, 2016 at 11:45 pm

  26. 80 Dudette
    May 24, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    LOL!

  27. 81 Dudette
    May 24, 2016 at 11:58 pm

  28. 82 Dudette
    May 25, 2016 at 12:02 am

  29. May 25, 2016 at 12:03 am

    This is much more serious than previously reported:

  30. 85 arapaho415
    May 25, 2016 at 12:03 am

    Now that’s it’s midnight on the east coast, whitehouse.gov/live coverage has began (thanks JER! didn’t see this link on whitehouse.gov/live) music right now…

    And this article is confusing — all the photos are dated from the 19th century, but apparently a Statute of Liberty gift from France once looked down where John Kerry walked yesterday…

  31. 86 arapaho415
    May 25, 2016 at 12:05 am

    And… add another meeting to PBO’s schedule today (in Japan):

  32. 87 arapaho415
    May 25, 2016 at 12:14 am

    Since I am able to stay awake for PBO’s live speech, will continue to post here about it.

    PBO said he has a lot of meetings with government officials (lots of grey hair in the room, like him ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), so that’s why he enjoys engaging with young people so much — gives him hope about the future.

    Said his life was shaped by the Asia region, that his sister was born in Jakarta, that’s why he loves the food.

    Also talked about selfies (in the gym this morning, people trying to take selfies with him [!] ).

  33. 91 Dudette
    May 25, 2016 at 12:15 am

  34. 92 arapaho415
    May 25, 2016 at 12:23 am

    “At 10:45am, POTUS departed Intercontinental Hotel…
    “Thousands of people waving on both sides of the street.”

    Second question… “You are a very great leader… how can we be like you?”

    PBO: “when I was young I fooled around a lot, wasn’t organized, serious… more interested in basketball and girls… “

  35. 93 Dudette
    May 25, 2016 at 12:36 am

    • 94 COS
      May 25, 2016 at 12:46 am

      Dudette did you hear Joe Madison endorse HRC this morning on Stephanie Miller’s show? He is visiting Los angeles. He told one caller who was a Bernie or bust supporter that she needed to take Civics 101. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 95 Dudette
        May 25, 2016 at 12:53 am

        Nah! They don’t broadcast Stephanie Miller in ATL anymore and I’m rarely able to catch her podcast. Nice to hear Joe is on board tho.

        • 96 Roberta in MN
          May 25, 2016 at 9:22 am

          Hi Dudette, if you have an iPhone get the app for 950am, Minneapolis, MN. SMS is on 9:00am cst.

  36. 97 arapaho415
    May 25, 2016 at 12:41 am

    More info on PBO meeting with Japan PM Abe Wednesday night before G7 — not a discussion about global issues, but unfortunately because an American civilian is under arrest of the killing of a young Okinawan woman.

    Per WH official :

    There will be a Obama/Abe bilat tonight at 9:30 pm in Japan.

    ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  37. 98 arapaho415
    May 25, 2016 at 12:44 am

    For MTMarilyn:

    This young woman has visited the US, went river rafting and hiking in Montana (July and August):

    • 99 mtmarilyn
      May 25, 2016 at 10:15 am

      I need to check her out. I have a Japanese daughter, she stayed with us for 4 years while attending the University. We have many Japanese students come to Montana. Thank you!!

  38. 100 arapaho415
    May 25, 2016 at 12:46 am

    TODville knows this (OFA will live on):

  39. 101 arapaho415
    May 25, 2016 at 12:49 am

    From the questioner right after the young lady who has toured Montana:

  40. 102 Dudette
    May 25, 2016 at 12:51 am

  41. 104 Dudette
    May 25, 2016 at 12:54 am

    ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

  42. 106 Dudette
    May 25, 2016 at 12:55 am

  43. 107 Dudette
    May 25, 2016 at 12:58 am

  44. 108 Dudette
    May 25, 2016 at 12:58 am

  45. 109 Betsy
    May 25, 2016 at 12:58 am

    Hey I need some help. I’m in a twitter discussion about Lawrence O’Donnell’s hit piece someone mentioned here. I can’t find it and wonder what day it was so I can check on the video and get back to him. He is claiming, to me, that he was just discussing polls but it didn’t sound like that to me from those commenting on this.

  46. 110 Dudette
    May 25, 2016 at 1:01 am

  47. 111 Dudette
    May 25, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Can we just create a President of the World position and just give it to PBO like on Feb 21 (starting after a well-deserved month off)? ๐Ÿ’ก

  48. 112 Dudette
    May 25, 2016 at 1:04 am

  49. 113 arapaho415
    May 25, 2016 at 1:05 am

    Good answer from PBO about how he was able to switch from being not serious to becoming focused on improving society from a filmmaker.

    PBO referred to Dreams From My Father, that he rebelled because his father wasn’t around, but then he realized that he wanted to help people, improve society.

    • 114 arapaho415
      May 25, 2016 at 1:10 am

      Exchange between PBO an the fellow with a yellow streak in his hair:

      And yes, he asked the final (female) questioner to rap in Vietnamese — she said that her society doesn’t believe that women should be rappers, and he said it’s true also in the US.

      more…

  50. 120 MadameSoph
    May 25, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Sam Bee is proving to be quite the badass female voice in political humor/commentary lately.
    Here is her segment on Nevada. The end is perfect:

    Feel the Turn

  51. 121 JER
    May 25, 2016 at 1:21 am

  52. 122 MadameSoph
    May 25, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Another from Full Frontal. This is a web exclusive extended interview with Frank Schaeffer on the history of the Religious Right and his Dad’s part in it.

  53. 123 JER
    May 25, 2016 at 1:25 am

    All times ET

    1:50 AM
    The President departs Vietnam en route Japan
    Tan Son Nhat International Airport

    6:50 AM
    The President arrives Japan
    Chubu Centrair International Airport

  54. 124 Dudette
    May 25, 2016 at 1:37 am

  55. 125 Dudette
    May 25, 2016 at 1:40 am

  56. 126 Dudette
    May 25, 2016 at 2:05 am

  57. 128 Dudette
    May 25, 2016 at 2:10 am

  58. 129 Dudette
    May 25, 2016 at 2:15 am

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  61. 133 Dudette
    May 25, 2016 at 3:15 am

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  63. 136 JER
    May 25, 2016 at 6:45 am

    The President arrives Japan. Click here โ–บ โ–บ http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  64. 137 rikyrah
    May 25, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Good Morningโ˜บ, Everyone ๐Ÿ˜‰

  65. May 25, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Good morning rikyrah, JER, TOD ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. May 25, 2016 at 7:31 am


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