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President Obama’s Wonderful Day In Ho Chi Minh City

US President Barack Obama speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City. He fielded questions on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers

US President Barack Obama (C) speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

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A woman holds up a Vietnamese hat with Obama written on it as US President Barack Obama (not pictured) speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Women and children hold Vietnamese and US flags and pictures of US President Barack Obama as people line up the streets to catch a glimpse of the US leader on his way to the airport at the end of two-day visit to Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

People hold a banner as they line up the streets to catch a glimpse of US President Barack Obama on his way to the airport at the end of two-day visit to Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

Participants listen as US President Barack Obama (C) speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

People line up the streets to catch a glimpse of US President Barack Obama on his way to the airport at the end of two-day visit to Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

A member of the audience smiles as she asks US President Barack Obama (not pictured) a question as he speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama is asked a question by a member of the audience as he speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Members of the audience hold up a flag and pose a question to US President Barack Obama as he speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

A young female rapper smiles after singing a verse to her song while asking US President Barack Obama a question at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

A young female rapper smiles after singing a verse to her song while asking President Barack Obama a question

US President Barack Obama (C) speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

A man holds a portrait of US President Barack Obama as people line up the streets to catch a glimpse of the US leader on his way to the airport at the end of two-day visit to Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (bottom R) shakes hands with members of the audience after speaking at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

A man holds up a portrait of US President Barack Obama as people line up the streets to catch a glimpse of the US leader on his way to the airport at the end of two-day visit to Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (bottom L) shakes hands with members of the audience after speaking at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (bottom L) shakes hands with members of the audience after speaking at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama waves as he disembarks Air Force One upon arriving at Chubu Centrair International Airport at Tokoname, Aichi prefecture, outside Nagoya on May 25, 2016 ahead of the 2016 G7 Summit. / AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama waves as he disembarks Air Force One upon arriving at Chubu Centrair International Airport outside Nagoya ahead of the 2016 G7 Summit

US President Barack Obama (R) is greeted upon arriving as US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy (L) looks on at Chubu Centrair International Airport at Tokoname, Aichi prefecture, outside Nagoya on May 25, 2016 ahead of the 2016 G7 Summit. / AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama waves upon arriving at Chubu Centrair International Airport at Tokoname, Aichi prefecture, outside Nagoya on May 25, 2016 ahead of the 2016 G7 Summit. / AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)


100 Responses to “President Obama’s Wonderful Day In Ho Chi Minh City”


  1. 1 keltuc
    May 25, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Hi TOD! Too much time on my hands today!

  2. May 25, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    As always, TOD, you bring it. Thank you so much for giving us this wonderful coverage of POTUS 🙂

  3. 4 keltuc
    May 25, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    And yes, so many thanks to all the BT’s for the wonderful coverage of POTUS’ travels. I often get the feeling that in addition to his normal presidential duties, he’s doing all this travelling and speaking around the world in order to allay the fears of all the other world leaders and citizens out there, that everything is going to be all right, despite the endless inane Drumpf headlines.

    • 5 Judith Fardig
      May 25, 2016 at 5:53 pm

      Yes, keltus – couldn’t agree more. Well done on getting first place!

      • 6 keltuc
        May 25, 2016 at 6:11 pm

        TY, Judith! Pure luck. 🙂 I just think that the POTUS gives a master class in professionalism and grace under pressure, and how a president is supposed to behave when presenting himself to the rest of the world, every time he speaks!

  4. May 25, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    There is FLOTUS. Hurray Looking forward to this talent show. 🙂

    • May 25, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      Enjoying these kids.

      • May 25, 2016 at 4:50 pm

        So darn proud of this program and proud of these kids. Thank you FLOTUS and POTUS.

        • May 25, 2016 at 5:06 pm

          Thanks to the celebrities too.for reaching out to these kids.

          • May 25, 2016 at 5:21 pm

            I am so happy to heard that the this program will continue thanks to the Kennedy Arts, it will not end because the Obamas are leaving the White House. The goal is to continue increasing this program into more and more schools across this nation. Thank you FLOTUS, love you, love you, love you. You are a great First Lady. White House Turnaround Arts Talent Show.

  5. 13 MadameSoph
    May 25, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Just saw this exchange on Twitter and knew TODers would agree:

  6. 26 jackiegrumbacher
    May 25, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    The images of this presidential trip to Vietnam are such an antidote to all the ugliness of Donald Trump, Middle Eastern conflicts and national and international pettiness. Every trip that PBO makes shows the world what a real leader is and ensures that President Barack Obama will always be the one that other heads of state are measured by. Maybe we will see some international leaders try a little harder to improve the lives of their people and strive for peace, rather than conflict, because PBO set the example for them. I’m sure there are young people throughout the world who say to themselves, “I want to me like him!” And that, in itself, will make this a better world to live in.

    • 27 idon
      May 25, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      Jackie this is exactly what I was thinking.

    • 28 Don
      May 25, 2016 at 5:18 pm

      Jackie, you are spot on, President Obama seems to be on a different level when it comes to leadership. I suspect even his enemies if given truth serum would admit that they admire him on some level. I am not a religious man, but the verse in the bible that says “no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper” could be applied to President Obama. Throughout his Presidency he has kept the faith, and now he has been rewarded.

      • 29 SUEDUVALLSMITH
        May 25, 2016 at 5:45 pm

        INDEED…………..WE ARE BLESSED TO HAVE HAD THIS PRESIDENT……THOSE WHO DON’T BELIEVE THAT…WELL…THEIR TANKS ARE EMPTY..THANK YOU PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA FOR BEING THE WONDERFUL PERSON YOU ARE AND FOR SACRIFICING 8 YEARS OF YOUR LIFE FOR OTHERS AROUND THE WORLD…NOT JUST AMERICA!

      • 30 keltuc
        May 25, 2016 at 6:23 pm

        You know this is the truth, because I’ve read many articles and stories of POTUS touring the country, where he has been visiting regions which are Republican strongholds, and many residents are beyond thrilled to meet him, and have said to him that they admire him, they like him – and his family – a lot. Yet they persist in voting Republican – against their best interests. And many of them *are* very much aware that they’re voting against their best interests, but they’re doing so because it’s what their family – parents, grandparents, whatever – has always done, and they’ll continue to do so as well until something “really seriously bad” happens to them as a result. Well, IMO you have to already be mighty privileged to have NOT already been affected in a seriously bad way by the actions and policies of many of the GOP politicians.

        This Canadian also firmly believes Barack Obama would win in a landslide if he could and were to run for POTUS again. And If *I* could vote for him, I would as well. However, I honestly fear for the man’s (and his family’s) safety every single day that he is still POTUS. He is the first president who has served during a period of time where there has been unprecedented growth in various kinds of social media. And that social media has enabled and emboldened and given a massive, limitless platform for the racists and dimwits of the country to unite and spread their hatred and misinformation even further. He and his family SO deserve a long break from all that insanity.

        • 31 purpleshoesla
          May 25, 2016 at 6:54 pm

          “He is the first president who has served during a period of time where there has been unprecedented growth in various kinds of social media. And that social media has enabled and emboldened and given a massive, limitless platform for the racists and dimwits of the country to unite and spread their hatred and misinformation even further. He and his family SO deserve a long break from all that insanity. ”

          As much as I would luv him and the family to be our President and First Family FOREVER :lol:, I couldn’t agree more. That’s why I’m not too keen about all the recent articles about the DC neighborhood they’re supposedly planning on moving to after his term ends so Sasha can finish up school. Hopefully it’s a smoke screen/a head fake. We don’t need to know where they’re going to live after Jan 2017. Well known writer/author Ta’Nehisi Coates just abandoned his plans to buy his dream house in Brooklyn and move back there because the media attention about his plans was so intense. The media attention on something like this for our beloved First Family would be at defcon level 100.

          http://www.theroot.com/blogs/journalisms/2016/05/media_glare_claims_ta_nehisi_coates_dream_house.html

          • 32 keltuc
            May 25, 2016 at 7:21 pm

            I dislike the whole sharing of actual addresses as well. However, it comes with the territory. Even if it wasn’t shared online prior to them moving in, you can bet it would be common knowledge shortly after. I recall reading how the president said that becoming the president wasn’t going to change his day-to-day life once he was no longer president, and I had to laugh and shake my head when I read that. However, I truly hope that at some point in the future, he and his family are permitted to live at least slightly normal lives, and that above all, they remain safe and protected from the lunatic fringe.

      • 33 catrst
        May 26, 2016 at 7:56 am

        I am not religious but I am a person of faith and I was just thinking that there is such a thing as grace and that President Obama lives in that state. Sorry if that is too specific to one faith tradition but I don’t know how else to describe what I see. Something compels him to make the compassionate and integral choice time and time again no matter what is assailing him. We see it and discuss it here so much wondering at his timeless and universal example of what it could be like if many people behaved this way as leaders. I bless him and his efforts and I am sure millions do in their own method. Its as if he carries our finest aspirations with him, our hope for love in the world, and he has not disappointed.

    • 34 Judith Fardig
      May 25, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      Hear hear!!

  7. 35 sherijr
    May 25, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    I haven’t watched the townhall yet, but thank you so much for posting it Nerdy.. it looks like they all had a wonderfully fun time together 🙂 Also, thinking of Chips, hope all is well with her and mama Chips.

  8. 37 MightyPamela
    May 25, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Oh yeah, he is! Look through his eyes and see the vision of a future for all life forms. ❤️🌹🙏🏻🌹❤️

  9. 38 Don
    May 25, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    The first crisis that hits the next President will be followed by “What would Obama do.”

    • 39 MightyPamela
      May 25, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      ^5 ^5

    • May 25, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      Don I think Hillary and Bill can handle any crisis, beside all she would have to do is pick up the phone I’m sure ex-VP Joe and ex President Obama would answer Hillary call. The bigger concern is that dam GOP idiot.

      • 41 Don
        May 25, 2016 at 5:35 pm

        I’m not concerned about Hillary, what I said was more for the assclowns in the GOP.

        • May 25, 2016 at 5:43 pm

          Then we have to get out to VOTE and drag everyone we know, family, friends, neighbor, church member, to vote also. Then we won’t have to worry about that asshole or his assholes followers. I know family members who talk about they weren’t planning to vote, I am talking to them already and will continue to talk.

      • May 25, 2016 at 5:38 pm

        About a third term for President Obama, I would only support that if all the Obamas supported it. That recent lock down last week, i said to myself it can not be easy. POTUS and FLOTUS were not at the White House, but where was the girls, Grandma, I’m with FLOTUS on this. I love this family, I am so proud of what POTUS and FLOTUS have done for this country, even though alot doesn’t even appreciate what they have done. Eight years is enough.

        • 44 Don
          May 25, 2016 at 5:42 pm

          Eight years is probably enough for any one family.

          • 45 SUEDUVALLSMITH
            May 25, 2016 at 5:47 pm

            LOL……………..TRUE…BUT NOT FOR US…DON’T THINK WE COULD EVER SUFFER FROM TOO MUCH ‘O’!!!!

        • 46 pkayden
          May 25, 2016 at 6:45 pm

          For all the nonsense the Obamas have been put through by the media and Republicans, I couldn’t wish anything more for them than that they relax for the next few years. They need to take some time to catch their breath after a very exciting and fulfilling 8 years in the White House.

    • 47 pkayden
      May 25, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      Not if it’s t-RUMP. He’s so arrogant, he’d try to figure it out himself with the help of that possum on his head.

  10. 48 sjterrid
    May 25, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Thank you so much, Nerdy, for the fantastic coverage of the President’s trip to Vietnam. Now I have to go back to look at the pictures and see the town hall.

    {{Chips and Mom}} Sending my love and prayers!

  11. 52 a4alice
    May 25, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    outstanding work as usual NW. you. are. tireless! 🙂

  12. 54 Nerdy Wonka
    May 25, 2016 at 6:23 pm

  13. 57 pkayden
    May 25, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    That “Welcome to Saigon Mr. President. We love you” banner brought tears to my eyes. All of those photos are so beautiful. It’s wonderful to see how much President Obama is cherished and loved around the world.

  14. May 25, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    hat tip-POU

    this phuckery here!

    Because, of course, the Former First Family should go live in THE HOOD.

    PHUCK.OUTTA.HERE.

    ……………………….

    The Obamas Are Moving to Kalorama After the President Leaves Office. Ugh.
    By Hillary Kelly on May 24, 2016

    Today National Journal reported that, after leaving the media hanging as to the nature of their plans, the Obamas have finally made their decision on which DC neighborhood to call home after they leave 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., and Kalorama is the winner. “The White House is staying mum on exactly which house,” they reported, “but the neighborhood is rich with possibilities.”

    The neighborhood is also rich, period, a fact which has seemingly escaped most of the outlets that have reported the news. This isn’t exactly a surprise: the President earlier stated that the first family was choosing between Kalorama and Embassy Row, an equally tony neighborhood directly adjacent to it. Their home in Chicago, which they bought for $1.65 million in 2005 and is valued at just over $2 million, is a whopping 6,200 square feet and is set in chi-chi Hyde Park. And for the last eight years they’ve been roaming the hallowed halls of the most in-demand residence in the nation (aside from any of Martha Stewart’s houses, which, let’s face it, must be a delight). So the Obamas are no stranger to luxe living.

    ……………………………………………………….
    “Imagine the good it could do a struggling DC neighborhood if he moved in
    and established himself as a figurehead of the community, showing his
    face at local spots and bringing a sense of excitement”

    • 59 99ts
      May 25, 2016 at 6:58 pm

      They just can’t help themselves – black guy not allowed to be wealthy or live in nice house. This is the 100% reason that the GOP has attacked everything he has done for the past 8 years.

      • 60 SUEDUVALLSMITH
        May 25, 2016 at 8:50 pm

        DON’T FORGET THE WORD ‘ENTITLEMENT’…BURNS ME TO MY SOX!

      • 61 SUEDUVALLSMITH
        May 25, 2016 at 8:55 pm

        OPPRESSION…COMPRESSION…CONSTANT RECESSION…DEPRESSION…’YUP’ SLAVERY IS ACTIVE IN 2016………………….PAYBACKS ARE HELL THO’ AND I KNOW THAT’S COMIN’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 62 Don
      May 25, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      You mean those struggling neighborhoods that don’t even have decent grocery stores or decent schools or public services because they have been economically straggled to death? Why not just tell him to go back to Africa and be done with it?

    • 63 jacquelineoboomer
      May 25, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      I’m so sick of the jealousy and racism against them. They will rise above it, of course, which is the only way the rest of us can deal with it, I guess – watching their fine example. At least for me. But I’d like to bash in a few of their faces with a rock!

    • 64 jacquelineoboomer
      May 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      That last quote – why doesn’t the person who wrote it move in and do the same?

  15. 65 JER
    May 25, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    LIVE NOW: Protesters in Los Angeles. Police keep an eye on left over crowd from Trump rally in Los Angeles. http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  16. 66 MightyPamela
    May 25, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Everyone glows when they look at him, or are near him. Everyone who is heart centered and clear minded, anyway.

    • 68 COS
      May 25, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      Good for UAW. I believe that I heard HRC say at one of the debates that BS voted against the auto bailout.

    • 69 jacquelineoboomer
      May 25, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      Good for the UAW! And I’m hoping it’s because of the fact that President Obama saved the car industry, and she’ll keep that going!

  17. May 25, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    “NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Just 6 years old, Akash Vukoti is by far the youngest contestant at this year’s National Spelling Bee. And he’s not even a little intimidated by all those seasoned veterans. He was 2 years old when his family discovered his almost-scary talent. He’s not much on chitchat. Does he love spelling? “Yeah,” he responds. But he loves to show off…

    …His favorite word: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. Yes, the longest word in the dictionary and for Akash it is, literally, child’s play. So how does he do it? He told CBS News the words appear to him. “So when I say a letter, the letter in that word will disappear,” he explained. His father was thrilled to tell us that’s the first time Akash revealed the whole secret. But we had one more question: Can he spell the word adorable? And Akash is adorable, even in defeat. Late Wednesday, he misspelled bacteriolytic and is out of the tournament. He got a standing ovation — and you can bet he’ll be back next year.”

    • 71 Neena20409
      May 25, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      He was showcased on the Little Big Shots on NBC. A show about Kits 13yrs and younger the Host is Steve Harvey. He was quite a little character.

  18. May 25, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    “Maia Dua,16, of West Sacramento, is a varsity wrestler and straight-A student who has added another title to her list of accolades: award-winning inventor. “I created a seeing eye robot. What it does is it replaces the average guide dog,” Maia said, showing off the apparatus and how she can walk it in her backyard. The River City High School student learned that guide dogs who aid the visually impaired can cost $50,000 to train and match with an owner. “This right here would run retail $600 so that’s way cheaper,” Maia said. “They sense something using echo location so if something in front of it, it’ll beep.” The robot was her submission for the Marvel Studios STEM Challenge, which called on girls around the country to solve a problem through STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. “You can be creative with anything. You can think of an idea and you have the power to create it,” Maia said, adding that she’s been a STEM student since the seventh grade….

    …The robot has a lot of complicated engineering and technology involved, but Maia said she finished it in just four days because she learned of the contest May 14 and entries were due May 18. “I was waking up at 6 a.m. working on my robot and going to bed at 2 a.m.,” she said. As one of the top five finalists, Marvel flew Maia to Los Angeles to attend Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” red carpet premiere, where Maia got to pose with Iron Man himself, Robert Downey, Jr. She also got to have dinner with the women behind STEM-driven projects in Hollywood before finding out she beat out more than 1,000 girls to win the challenge.”

  19. May 25, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    the GOP likes to use the courts to gummy up the works…

    also…they would love to strike a blow to the Civil Rights Act…aka…Voting Rights Act

    • 78 jacquelineoboomer
      May 25, 2016 at 8:49 pm

      Yeah, the Koch Bros. or whoever puts up the money, sends them the wording, they file the lawsuits. Disgusting and totally against the interests of the common good.

    • 79 desertflower
      May 25, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      Of course the idiots in Arizona just HAD to waste taxpayer $$on this pos move. I’m just about at my wits end.

  20. 82 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    May 25, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    HIROSHIMA….NOT TOO FAR AROUND THE CORNER…THANK YOU TOD FOR THIS SITE SO THAT I CAN CATCH WHAT IS GOING ON………………………………..HAVE A WONDERFULLY BLESSED NIGHT……………….<3

  21. 84 vcprezofan2
    May 25, 2016 at 9:21 pm

  22. 85 vcprezofan2
    May 25, 2016 at 9:25 pm

  23. 89 Neena20409
    May 25, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Good Evening TOD 😉
    This Post is Excellent. Thank you so much, NW!

  24. 91 vcprezofan2
    May 25, 2016 at 9:27 pm

  25. 92 vcprezofan2
    May 25, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    • 93 jacquelineoboomer
      May 25, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      So, I happened to look away for a bit, and the President’s in Japan already??

      • 94 vcprezofan2
        May 25, 2016 at 9:55 pm

        No blinking or looking away allowed with this president, JO’B! 😀
        How’s your offspring this week?

        • 95 jacquelineoboomer
          May 25, 2016 at 11:22 pm

          He’s having follow-up visits with the two surgeons – taking tests to see where it all stands – back to see one tomorrow. Appreciate your asking!

  26. 96 Roberta in MN
    May 25, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Is Putin at this meeting or did they down size it from G8 to G7 and exclude him? Curious Minds want to know. LOL.
    Nerdy, this past couple of days you have BT for us are just awesome. Thank you so very much.
    Chips, Danny and Momma Chips, sending prayers your way and hope all is ok in your world. (((hugs)) to all my TOD family.

  27. 99 amk for obama
    May 25, 2016 at 9:58 pm

  28. May 26, 2016 at 12:11 am

    ((((((((Loving hugs to my Chips and gentle prayers to your loving Mother)))))))). I think of you often with goodness in my heart.

    Thanks to you Nerdy W., assisting Chips with our President’s travels.. Beautiful in everyway. Love you both. HZ


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