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The President And First Lady’s Day

US President Barack Obama honors the 50th Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on June 6, 2016. / AFP / YURI GRIPAS (Photo credit should read YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama honors the 50th Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on June 6, 2016. / AFP / YURI GRIPAS (Photo credit should read YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama honors the 50th Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos in the Rose Garden of the White House

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US President Barack Obama poses with the 50th Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on June 6, 2016. / AFP / YURI GRIPAS (Photo credit should read YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (C) shakes hands with coach NFL Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak he honors the 50th Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on June 6, 2016. / AFP / YURI GRIPAS (Photo credit should read YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama poses with the 50th Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on June 6, 2016. / AFP / YURI GRIPAS (Photo credit should read YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama gestures during a White House Kitchen Garden harvest June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (3rd R) and Executive Pastry Chef Susan Morrison (R) prepare ingredients from a White House Kitchen Garden harvest for cooking with students June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama participates in a White House Kitchen Garden harvest with students June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a White House Kitchen Garden harvest with students. She welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) prepares ingredients from a White House Kitchen Garden harvest for cooking with students June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama participates in a White House Kitchen Garden harvest June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (L) and TV host Rachael Ray (R) cook ingredients from a White House Kitchen Garden harvest June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama participates in a White House Kitchen Garden harvest with students June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and TV host Rachael Ray cook ingredient from a White House Kitchen Garden harvest with students June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama hugs a student after they participated in a White House Kitchen Garden harvest June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

 


114 Responses to “The President And First Lady’s Day”


  1. 4 99ts
    June 6, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Great posts today – many thanks NW
    Congrats on that 1st Don.

  2. 5 Nerdy Wonka
    June 6, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    The tossing aside and refusal to acknowledge the woman whose life he has destroyed is so rage and vomit inducing. The people around this rapist are as vile as he is.

    He raped a woman and we’re supposed to feel sorry because he can’t enjoy steak anymore? We’re supposed to feel sorry because he has a sweet smile and is a really nice guy. We’re supposed to feel sorry because he won’t get to be a swim star anymore and his future will be ruined. The nerve of these scumbags.

    What about her life? What about her future? What about her mental health? What about her earning potential?

    These horrors are what occur when people refuse to acknowledge and turn a blind eye on privilege and rape culture.

    • 6 No Child Left Behind
      June 6, 2016 at 9:15 pm

      Thank you for posting. From the previous post, I read the victim’s statement and was broken. The rapist, his father, his friend and the judge need help. They need to see the crime from the victim’s body, lying unconscious behind the dumpster.

      • 7 Dudette
        June 6, 2016 at 9:26 pm

        THIS!

        How they couldn’t just imagine something like this happening to their daughter, sister or wife and imagine the life that was ruined is unfathomable. They basically show no remorse or a scintilla of sympathy for that young woman.

        • 8 MadameSoph
          June 6, 2016 at 10:22 pm

          What if it had happened to one of their sons, or to them? Imagine if that had been a straight man unconscious being violated behind that dumpster. I can guarantee you they would not see it as simply “20 minutes of action” if that action had been done on their backside.

          As someone who has been a survivor of male predators more than once in my lifetime, my heart goes out to this survivor. You must fight for years not to erase yourself.

    • 10 Dudette
      June 6, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    • 11 Dudette
      June 6, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    • 12 purpleshoesla
      June 6, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      NW, thank you for posting the survivor’s statement. I have sent it far and wide. Her harrowing, eloquent, courageous statement in the face of all that has been done to her not only by her rapist, but by his family and the judicial system is just beyond the pale. I am speechless with rage on so many levels, including that she is still the one taking the high road in her statement while her convicted rapist and his family’s privilege, denial revisionist deflection and whining are given deference and normalized.

    • 13 desertflower
      June 6, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      Not only that, but his in deep denial dad also thinks that he “has never been violent to anyone INCLUDING his actions on the night of January 17th 2015.”

      Let that statement swirl around….

  3. 14 Dudette
    June 6, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    • 15 No Child Left Behind
      June 6, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      Maybe like I am, they were sick and tired of being sick and tired of the whole revolution going on in the Democratic primaries, contrary to expectations.

      • 16 jackiegrumbacher
        June 6, 2016 at 9:27 pm

        I agree, NCLB. Bernie’s sole slim thread of justification for staying in the race was that he would persuade the SDs to vote for him after his “impressive” win in CA tomorrow. It’s possible the SDs said nuts to that and decided to deliver a resounding message to BS– “we’re with HER, not you.” Tomorrow she’ll earn the pledged delegates she needs and Bernie’s imagined ways forward will be blocked at all points. Then the Bernie people are are actual Democrats will have to decide if they want to defeat Donald Trump or nurse their grievances. I hope they make the right decision.

        • 17 No Child Left Behind
          June 6, 2016 at 9:29 pm

          I hope so too. I so much want to put the revolution behind me and to see the Democrats (old ones and recent converts… hum, hum) unite against the danger on the right.

  4. 18 Dudette
    June 6, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    • 19 Dudette
      June 6, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    • 20 jackiegrumbacher
      June 6, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      Cotton is a sick and sadistic bastard as well as a traitor. I hope there’s an especially hot place in hell reserved for him.

      • 21 desertflower
        June 6, 2016 at 9:45 pm

        Me too. Little POS. Like I said before, I hope karma finds him and delivers an extra special call…

    • June 7, 2016 at 12:24 am

      That senators have the power to block a nominee for petty reasons is absolutely ridiculous. And absurd. The Senate needs reform, big time.

      And I will say something that I’ve said multiple times in the past: one of the most important factors of the abuse of power by republicans is the total abdication of the national media for calling out the culprits. Just imagine if CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS had some special news reports detailing the level of obstruction. An hour special listing the nominees that have been blocked, and who’s blocking them and why (by the way the anonymous hold is one rule that has to go ASAP).

      Seems that a problem is covered only if the president , or democrats are making a big fuss about it.

      I’ve often wondered if the president and his team should have made more noise about the obstruction… I have the same question about Senate democrats. Why haven’t they organized something big to force the media to talk about the problem? And by big, I don’t mean a press conference; it lasts one day and everything is forgotten the next day. Denouncing the republican obstruction and putting them on the defensive would necessitate a very sustained effort. A real “campaign” , so the public finally sees what’s been going on.

  5. 23 No Child Left Behind
    June 6, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Well said (said I, while dancing the happy dance for HRC clinching the nomination).

    • 24 jackiegrumbacher
      June 6, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Yes!!! Get your rest tonight everyone. Tomorrow night will be long and emotional.

  6. 25 Nerdy Wonka
    June 6, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    The real mug shot of a sick vile rapist.

  7. 28 JER
    June 6, 2016 at 9:30 pm

  8. June 6, 2016 at 9:37 pm

  9. June 6, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    • 31 misspat
      June 6, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      Rape is rape. One second, one minute, twenty minutes, rape is rape. The Dad should be ashamed of himself. Likewise the judge and the friend that wrote that letter defending the rapist.

  10. June 6, 2016 at 9:39 pm

  11. 33 Dudette
    June 6, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    • 34 jackiegrumbacher
      June 6, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      Dudette, we’ all have to be prepared for the both the overt and covert sexism that lies ahead. Hillary Clinton has gone through hell and back, enduring over twenty-five years of concerted right wing efforts to destroy her. She persevered because she’s a person of extraordinary strength and determination and she is highly qualified for the job she seeks. Today, some male Democrats told me they hoped Hillary would choose a man as VP because they would “feel better” if there were a man to support her. It made me so angry I’m still shaking with rage.

      • 35 Dudette
        June 6, 2016 at 10:27 pm

        You’re absolutely right! I just hope she picks someone would also make a great President.

        • 36 jackiegrumbacher
          June 6, 2016 at 10:31 pm

          I trust she will do that. This is just too important to do anything less and she’s smart enough to know that.

  12. June 6, 2016 at 9:42 pm

  13. 38 Dudette
    June 6, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Rachel is interviewing Hillary live now on MSNBC!

    • 39 Dudette
      June 6, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      Correction. That interview was just a little while before the AP announced their count of the delegates and reported Hillary as presumptive nominee.

  14. June 6, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    The fog is rolling in pretty heavy on Bernie. Heh.

  15. 49 No Child Left Behind
    June 6, 2016 at 9:59 pm

  16. 57 Dudette
    June 6, 2016 at 10:00 pm

  17. 58 Dudette
    June 6, 2016 at 10:01 pm

  18. 59 arapaho415
    June 6, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    GE TODville.

    Completely O/T, but this is for Nena, a4alice, forus50 (born in MN) and all others who lay claim to the birthplace of Prince and Bob Dylan (many others too of course):

    Here’s the photo:

  19. 60 Dudette
    June 6, 2016 at 10:20 pm

  20. June 6, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Maybe Chelsea Clinton will handle the continuing of the kitchen garden for President Hillary..

  21. 68 Dudette
    June 6, 2016 at 10:41 pm

  22. 69 desertflower
    June 6, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! That’s OUR President!!

    http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/content/new-honolulu-mural-barack-obama-shares-message-racial-harmony

    Hawaiian artist Kamea Hadar (pictured below) just completed and unveiled the new piece entitled “Hapa”: a grand portrait of the President, who was born and raised in Honolulu. The mural is located at the corner of Ward Avenue and Kapiolani in Kakaako, just three miles from Punahou School, where Obama graduated from high school.

    In Hawaiian, hapa means “part” or “portion” and is used in the Islands to refer to anyone with a mixed ethnic background. Hadar explains, “The concept of hapa is something beautiful, and President Obama is definitely a symbol of someone who not only is hapa, but represents the philosophy and the beauty of not only being of mixed race, but promoting racial equality.”

  23. 75 Dudette
    June 6, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    She has a point.

  24. 80 Dudette
    June 6, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Only thing I know about Positano is that it’s where Marcello in “Under the Tuscan Sun” lived and it’s very beautiful. 🙂

  25. 83 mtmarilyn
    June 6, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Good evening, all. Tomorrow will be a long day. I am working as a Poll Book Judge so it will be a 15 hour day. I start at 6am and by the time we balance the books it’ll be after 9pm. Thank goodness I’ll have a book and my phone for the off times. They expect a big turn out here. So hope to be very busy.

    See you tomorrow night.

  26. 88 desertflower
    June 6, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    She is ready now to be the President…she wasn’t ready 8 years ago. This has a different feel….SO proud of her:)

    • 89 CaliCat
      June 6, 2016 at 11:33 pm

      I feel exactly the same way! It’s her time…so proud to be a woman right now…Go Hillary!!

  27. 90 desertflower
    June 6, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    This HAS to be photoshopped….he wouldn’t hold that up, would he?

  28. 92 desertflower
    June 6, 2016 at 11:13 pm

  29. 93 desertflower
    June 6, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Night all:) GO VOTE TOMORROW!!!! Let your voice be heard!

  30. 94 jacquelineoboomer
    June 6, 2016 at 11:19 pm

  31. June 6, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Breaking: A.P. and major news outlets are reporting that Hillary as of today has clinched the nomination.

  32. June 6, 2016 at 11:33 pm

  33. 98 Dudette
    June 6, 2016 at 11:36 pm

  34. June 6, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    Good night TOD … big day tomorrow for Sec Clinton and America … she’s done what no woman has done before and for that alone deserves enormous respect … and, soon it’ll be President Hillary Clinton and the ‘Promise of America’ will take another step toward an all inclusive reality ….

    • 100 jackiegrumbacher
      June 7, 2016 at 7:09 am

      From your lips to God’s ears, Bob. I will do everything in my power to help make this happen.

  35. June 6, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    Message from Clinton campaign on news she has clinched the nomination: https://twitter.com/benchmarkpol/status/739985750700134400

  36. 103 jacquelineoboomer
    June 6, 2016 at 11:39 pm

  37. 104 Neena20409
    June 7, 2016 at 12:43 am

    He’s flip flopping once more? Yup!

    • 105 No Child Left Behind
      June 7, 2016 at 1:41 am

      I am having the time of my life tonight. Ha, ha, ha!

    • 106 99ts
      June 7, 2016 at 2:28 am

      “Mr. Graham added. “There’ll come a time when the love of country will trump hatred of Hillary.””

      I doubt that statement. They sure never put love of country ahead of their hatred of PBO – they are bitter old fools.

  38. 107 Neena20409
    June 7, 2016 at 12:45 am

  39. June 7, 2016 at 12:52 am

  40. 111 Gazelle
    June 7, 2016 at 2:10 am

    Posted w /love for all the marvelous BTs, but most especially NW. You are the awesomeness. Thank you! And Dearest Chips, always saying a prayer for you & Mum Chips:

  41. 112 Gazelle
    June 7, 2016 at 2:22 am

    Wishing you a ‘Nite, Slow Morning, etc.

  42. 113 Gazelle
    June 7, 2016 at 2:38 am

    Even more peaceful morning …. this is also for Dudette, not sure if you’ve heard this before. Kick back, breathe, close your eyes ….


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