133 Responses to “The President’s Day”


  1. 1 COS
    July 18, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Thanks NW.

  2. 3 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    • 4 catrst
      July 19, 2016 at 8:52 am

      Now we see the empowerment, respect, and inclusion making a difference. President Obama has created a different kind of courage in this country, to speak out. I anticipate this has only just begun. In our state of Indiana voices have been speaking out but being intimidated to stop. Many that see that avoided standing with the President. I hope now the tide will change and even the timid and self serving will feel comfortable speaking out.

  3. July 18, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    https:www.bustle.com/articles/171807-michelle-obama-2008-convention-speech-was-a-game-changer

  4. 10 donna dem 4 obama
    July 18, 2016 at 8:19 pm

  5. 12 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 8:19 pm

  6. 14 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 8:26 pm

  7. 15 globalcitizenlinda
    July 18, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    just turned off all my political media outlets so that I don’t have to raise my blood pressure as I listen & watch the rnc gop hate-fest in Cleveland (2 hours away from me);

  8. July 18, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    So Trump suppose to introduce his wife. Here is what he will say….Melania say only what I have written on the paper, if you say anything else you are gone. Love you, I mean love me.

  9. 18 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Get the freaky-dee-frack-phuc outta here!

  10. July 18, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    First Lady Carpool Karaoke will air Wednesday night. I am looking forward to watching it.

  11. 20 Nerdy Wonka
    July 18, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Being a black woman, I get a lot of vile stuff my way; but damn, today my mentions are FLOODED.

    Never change, folks. Never change.

  12. 24 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    This cargo was launched from Russia a couple of days ago. The Dragon cargo ship from SpaceX launched late last night is still en route to the Space Station.

  13. 25 99ts
    July 18, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    To quote that well known blogger Ranman

    “Thank God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America”

  14. 27 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 8:40 pm

  15. 29 desertflower
    July 18, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    That’s my President. Being true and honorable and making me proud. Thank you, Mr. President.

  16. July 18, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Get to Know Mike Pence and All of the Very Bad Legislation He’s Signed
    Stassa Edwards
    Friday 12:20pm

    … Pence is a bit of a darling among anti-choice groups. As a member of Congress, Pence sponsored a 2007 bill to defund Planned Parenthood, the first of its kind, the legislation set off a now nearly decade old congressional battle to defund the organization. Pence reintroduced the legislation multiple times until he left the House in 2011. “Let the abortion providers provide for themselves,” Pence told Politico in 2007. “I’d like to continue to be a persistent, respectful voice for the sanctity of life.”

    It was a template and an indicator of how he would treat women’s health as governor of Indiana. As governor, Pence signed virtually every anti-choice bill that was put on his desk, including HB 1337, an omnibus abortion bill that a federal court blocked from taking effect in June of this year.

    Pence described the law “a comprehensive pro-life measure that affirms the value of all human life.” In reality, it is a deeply invasive law lacking both empathy and reason (unsurprising, perhaps, from the state that jailed Purvi Patel). HB 1337 bans women from seeking abortions based on race, gender or fetal anomaly; it also mandates that women be required to bury or cremate the fetus post-termination. In addition, it required that abortion doctors have admitting privileges in order to practice, a restriction that the Supreme Court recently struck down in Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt…

    In 2015, Pence also signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The controversial law prohibits the passage of state laws that “substantially burden” the religious beliefs of individuals. According to the Associated Press, the definition of an “individual” originally included churches and religious institutions, as well as businesses and other entities (RIP Memories Pizza who played themselves all the way to closing).

    The law and its passage were a mess. LGBTQ activists argued that the bill would effectively allow business owners to discriminate and deny customers service if they were LGBTQ (or merely if the owner of the business perceived them to be). After numerous companies and organizations, including Angie’s List and the NCAA, announced that they would boycott the state, the Indiana legislature amended the bill, clarifying that it could not be used to discriminate against LGTBQ people.

    Pence handled the passage of the bill poorly. He acknowledged that the bill was discriminatory, yet signed it anyway and, in the process, lost quite a bit of cash for Indiana businesses…

  17. 31 Ladyhawke
    July 18, 2016 at 8:56 pm

  18. 32 Ladyhawke
    July 18, 2016 at 8:57 pm

  19. July 18, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    About Kim Kardashian’s Receipts and the Damsel in Distress, Taylor Swift
    Awesomely Luvvie — July 18, 2016

    There are few times when I will high five Kim Kardashian for anything she does and this is one of those times. Because I’m petty. Lemme give you the quick rundown of what happened.

    Kanye West released his “Famous” single and there’s a line in it that says “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous / God damn I made that bitch famous.” Taylor Swift, the subject of that portion, has gone on to publicly say it’s offensive (which it is). But the tea of it all is that Kanye ran these lines by her before he even dropped the song. How do we know? Because he tweeted that he did back in February. But that isn’t enough proof so we got some receipts last night.

    Kimberly K-West, his wife, went on her SnapChat and dropped video where we hear Kanye and Taylor’s convo over the phone as he went over it with her. Taylor’s response then: “I really appreciate you telling me about it. That’s really nice. It’s all very tongue-in-cheek either way.”

    Taylor hopped her ass on Instagram with a paragraph, doe, talmbout “character assassination.” GIRLLLLLLLL. I’m so over Taylor, and this led me to a rant on Twitter last night. It is below. If you can’t see them, view on Storify.

  20. 39 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 8:59 pm

  21. 40 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    The bottom line…

    • 41 catrst
      July 19, 2016 at 9:00 am

      Because he is the Koch sponsored choice. Rand, Marco, Ted and Jeb were all in the running. Yes, Jeb, to get their dollars funneled their way. I think the Koch’s know Trump is a wild card and cannot be counted on to follow their bidding even if they bought him. He’d just laugh at the “contract” and do whatever was better for himself in the end.

  22. 42 a4alice
    July 18, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    gettin’ my popcorn. watching the rnc show. heard the hullaballoo on the way home on npr and laughed my butt off. bahahahahaha

    • 43 99ts
      July 18, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      That was the high point of their discussion/speeches. The rest is toilet politics

      • 44 a4alice
        July 18, 2016 at 9:39 pm

        I’m afraid you’re right 99. I’m listening to it while watching something else. Yikes. 😯

        • 45 99ts
          July 18, 2016 at 10:34 pm

          I’ve turned of the sound & reading a couple of blogs. Hearing a racist/white supremacist on MSNBC was unbelievable – except it happened.

  23. 46 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 9:02 pm

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  25. July 18, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    In the week of the toxic waste dump that is the RNC, I had news to celebrate about today. My dermatologist notified me this afternoon that the lesion he biopsied is NOT malignant melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer.

  26. 61 Nerdy Wonka
    July 18, 2016 at 9:11 pm

  27. 65 arapaho415
    July 18, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    GE TODville.

    Wonder how much the security at RNC is costing, and wonder who is footing the bill?

    (We know the answer is “taxpayers,” but wish there were a way to make #UnhingedTrump personally fork over the dough.)

    • 66 jacquelineoboomer
      July 18, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      Think I saw earlier that the federal government contribution to the convention was $50M. Not sure how much goes for security.

  28. 67 jacquelineoboomer
    July 18, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Wonder what the implication is here. Did Chris Hayes think we’d think that of the two parents, the one on the right would be her father? Or maybe wanted to be sure we noted the father’s old enough to be Trump? I, for one, don’t give a hoot who her parents are or what they look like. Hoping not to see any of them after November.

  29. 82 Nerdy Wonka
    July 18, 2016 at 9:16 pm

  30. 83 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 9:18 pm

  31. 84 desertflower
    July 18, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    http://americasvoice.org/blog/so-much-for-trumps-out-of-control-border-claim/

    So Much For Trump’s “Out Of Control” Border Claim: Undocumented Immigrant Population In US Lowest Since 2003

  32. 85 Ladyhawke
    July 18, 2016 at 9:20 pm

  33. 88 Ladyhawke
    July 18, 2016 at 9:28 pm

  34. 89 99ts
    July 18, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Obviously the GOP are too scared of the reaction to actually talk about policy at the convention.

  35. 91 Ladyhawke
    July 18, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    • 92 catrst
      July 19, 2016 at 9:09 am

      And Melania’s “moving” story of her life as an immigrant is the key theme of her speech. Do they even hear themselves?

  36. 93 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 9:35 pm

  37. 94 Ladyhawke
    July 18, 2016 at 9:37 pm

  38. 95 jacquelineoboomer
    July 18, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    This “show” that is the Republican national brouhaha is exactly what we do not wish America to look like – all Democrats must keep that in mind and try to keep registering folks and donating cash to Democratic candidates from now until November.

  39. 96 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    • 97 Gazelle
      July 18, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      I’ll just come here for updates. Just can’t watch these horrors, which are just missing some happenstance idiot children who chose to go down that damn hallway & open the door. Oh wait … I hear children old & young Trumping. 😉

  40. 99 jacquelineoboomer
    July 18, 2016 at 9:45 pm

  41. 100 Obama Grandmama
    July 18, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    I turned on MSNBC after reading posts about the RNC and thinking I could tough it out. I saw an AA man putting down PBO saying only Donald Trump called him and cared. Prior to that I heard the MSNBC crew talking about a mother of a soldier killed at Benghazi blaming Hillary for it all. I switched the tv off. I do not need that kind of night.
    My biggest disappointment was just prior to turning the tv on and seeing a Facebook post of an article and like on it from my niece saying NPR and Harvard agreed that Obamacare was a failure. In reading the short article it was based on a poll and perceived by the poll takers to be a failure. Two different things but lumped under failure without the word perception mentioned in the heading. Then I saw several Fox-like articles all from the GOP perspective and negative about ACA. I know from trying previously that I cannot make headway on convincing my niece anything other than her GOP thoughts. She is highly religious and has been living in the South the last few years. I may have to unfollow her like I did my Brother since I value my health and can feel my blood pressure rise knowing the absurdity of their beliefs. Cable news propaganda has ruined the ability of people to gather facts and make intelligent decisions.
    I treasure all of your facts and info gathering and intelligence. Thanks for being here and letting me be one of you. You are MY family.

    • July 18, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      ” I may have to unfollow her like I did my Brother since I value my health and can feel my blood pressure rise knowing the absurdity of their beliefs”

      OG, the Lord does not favor us including toxic people in our lives. He offers love and compassion, not false theology. Do not feel stressed about them. Gather with people of your own heart, you will be rewarded. This is a mantra I have learned to live by. After all, we can’t pick our relatives. Peace.

    • 102 desertflower
      July 18, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      😦 So sorry OG….we ALL have those horror stories, I’m afraid. Fear and ignorance is a toxic brew.

  42. 103 No Child Left Behind
    July 18, 2016 at 9:47 pm

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  44. 106 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    • 107 Gazelle
      July 18, 2016 at 10:01 pm

      That’s truly ugly! And shame on Twitter for not doing anything!

    • 108 desertflower
      July 18, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      But they told all of us that we are a post racial society! That all is right with this! SO right, in fact, that we no longer need to VRA to protect the vote from discrimination! What. The. Fuck.

  45. 109 Dudette
    July 18, 2016 at 10:02 pm

  46. 112 Gazelle
    July 18, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Shit, I had some benign dance thingie on my teevee. Now they’re saying that Trump’s Malia (sp), is up next to supposedly to talk about his softer side (could it be his nether regions & little hands?). Back to my HGTV.

  47. 115 desertflower
    July 18, 2016 at 10:06 pm

  48. 116 jacquelineoboomer
    July 18, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Disgusting waste of a physical body’s at the podium.

  49. July 18, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Thanks NW for keeping us alerted to the happenings of the day. You are doing a great job.

  50. 118 amk for obama
    July 18, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Blatant racism. Jingoism. What else you got, gop?

    Bring out the big guns.

  51. 120 magapie
    July 18, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    drumpf: “…..our wages are too high….” The DNC should hammer that and hammer that and HAMMER THAT.

  52. July 18, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Hay I saw a video of FLOTUS and Corden singing Beyonce If you like it then you should have put a ring on it.

  53. 122 desertflower
    July 18, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Is this what he means by “restore law and order”??

  54. 123 desertflower
    July 18, 2016 at 10:18 pm

  55. 124 jacquelineoboomer
    July 18, 2016 at 10:18 pm

  56. 127 jacquelineoboomer
    July 18, 2016 at 10:20 pm

  57. 129 jacquelineoboomer
    July 18, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    So funny to watch the rednecks in the audience trying to make out what Melania’s saying.

  58. July 18, 2016 at 10:34 pm

  59. 133 globalcitizenlinda
    July 18, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    November 8th is just around the corner


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