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The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama speaks during the White House Summit on Global Development conference at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC

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156 Responses to “The President’s Day”


  1. 1 COS
    July 20, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Thanks NW.

    • 2 Judith Fardig
      July 20, 2016 at 10:04 pm

      Congrats, COS!

      Hope Hillary chooses someone for VP we can get a little bit excited about, preferably from President Obama’s administration like Tom Perez or Ernie Moniz or Julian Castro.

      • 3 Gazelle
        July 21, 2016 at 1:01 am

        We need to push her away from what’s on the news in the DMV. The meme is that she’s looking for someone w/ national security experience. I’m hoping that’s a red herring being thrown out there by her campaign. The list was Tim Kaine (VA) and a retired general or something. I’ll leave it at that.

        • 4 pkayden
          July 21, 2016 at 7:30 am

          I would hate it if she picked Kaine or that retired general. That would be very disappointing when she could pick a qualified POC as her running mate. She needs to think about who she needs to win in November.

  2. 5 desertflower
    July 20, 2016 at 9:04 pm

  3. 6 JER
    July 20, 2016 at 9:04 pm

  4. 16 Nerdy Wonka
    July 20, 2016 at 9:05 pm

  5. 18 jacquelineoboomer
    July 20, 2016 at 9:06 pm

  6. 19 desertflower
    July 20, 2016 at 9:14 pm

  7. 20 jacquelineoboomer
    July 20, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    I “unmuted” the convention for 5 seconds of Scott Walker’s rant, and it was Hillary bashing again. Do any of them have nothing good to say about Trump? I think we already know that answer.

    • 21 jacquelineoboomer
      July 20, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    • 22 hopefruit2
      July 20, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      See the tweet I posted two posts down thread. There’s only so much repetitive HRC bashing and fear-mongering the human psyche can take before people begin to tune out.

      • 23 jacquelineoboomer
        July 20, 2016 at 9:26 pm

        So right. And this is the big one every 4 years for the Tea Party crowd, where they can dance to the shit-kickin’ music – even they are not amused.

  8. 24 Dudette
    July 20, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Um… 😂

  9. 27 hopefruit2
    July 20, 2016 at 9:21 pm

  10. 28 Dudette
    July 20, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Bwahahaha!

  11. 30 magapie
    July 20, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    I’m trying to teach my kid not to hate. It is REALLY hard this year. I DESPISE these nasty, ignorant, dishonest, self-interested, MEAN HATEFUL people. Better just get another beer……. Oh, if you have ANY doubts, I’m NOT watching. Just the cr*p I see on the Internetsssss….. 😦

    • 31 arapaho415
      July 21, 2016 at 1:01 am

      GE magapie, good to see you (joining late, as usual 😦 ).

      This truly is my biggest fear — unless Americans prove me wrong and actually elect Trump (think he’s gonna have a complete stark-raving-mad meltdown before Nov).

      Over the years I’ve seen plenty of tweets/articles about how voters perceptions during their youth affect that cohort through the years (e.g., lots of youth for Reagan, hence he’s GOP God now).

      IMHO, personal behavior in this country gets worse every year — more selfishness, more road rage, etc., and I shudder to think how youth will carry Trump’s message forward that it’s OK to be a rude, lying, corrupt jackass is acceptable civilized behavior.

      Saw a TRUMP bumper sticker (on one of those big noisy trucks that seem everywhere now) the other day and thought to myself, “he’s advertising that he’s an a**hole). SMH.

  12. 32 Nerdy Wonka
    July 20, 2016 at 9:36 pm

  13. 33 Dudette
    July 20, 2016 at 9:42 pm

  14. 34 Dudette
    July 20, 2016 at 9:43 pm

  15. 35 hopefruit2
    July 20, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    I mean REALLY? What exactly is there to be fearful about when it comes to doing your job? Unless Trump has dirt on them….

    Otherwise I think the media is full of it, and using “fear” as a way of hiding behind the fact that they LOVE what he’s saying and deep down share much of his bigoted, misogynistic, Xenophobic world view.

    • 36 amk for obama
      July 20, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      wow, really? so, what happens, god satan forbid, if he gets elected. they will all just lie down and moan?

      what pathetic pos posing as ‘journalists’.

    • 37 Dudette
      July 20, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      Arrrrgh! Somebody save us from this nightmare.

    • 38 cd4biden
      July 21, 2016 at 9:40 am

      Even if he has “dirt” on you, so what? You’d rather have the country destroyed than face the consequences for your actions? Sure you might lose your job and standing in the community, but you could sure sleep at night. Besides, I think a lot of people might actually admire you for standing up for yourself and others. But no, too much of a pansy a$$, too afraid to not be on tv or whatever. What a bunch of spineless people we now have in this country. Can you imagine these people settling the West, or even coming here in the 1600’s? But then you might be right, hf, they maybe are as bigoted as he is. Arghhh

      Excuse my manners. My rant got the best of me here. GM hf, GM everyone. Running late, but I am running 😊

  16. 40 Dudette
    July 20, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    • 41 carla4obama
      July 21, 2016 at 12:32 am

      Is this a real Trump quote? How long ago was it? What has the media said about it if it is from Trump? This is not acceptable.

  17. 42 Nerdy Wonka
    July 20, 2016 at 9:52 pm

  18. 43 sjterrid
    July 20, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Thank you, Nerdy, for all you are doing in keeping us informed with what this President and his administration are doing. I was so moved by the President’s remarks. I’m so going to miss seeing and listening when he addresses these global leaders around the world.

  19. 46 jacquelineoboomer
    July 20, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Decided to listen to the end of Cruz’s rant … can’t tell if the audience is for him or against him, not that it matters.

    #Next

  20. 49 Obama Grandmama
    July 20, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    If the journalists do not speak truth now due to being afraid when Trump has no power, what will happen later when he does have power by their staying quiet now? Come on! Step up!

    • 50 GGail
      July 20, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      We don’t need the stinkin’ media, all we DEMS need to do is let our VOTE do the talking

      • 51 nathkatun7
        July 20, 2016 at 11:45 pm

        “…all we DEMS need to do is let our VOTE do the the talking.”

        Exactly, GGail!

        We did it in 2008 and 2012, and we can, and must, do it again in 2016.

  21. 52 desertflower
    July 20, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    This is rich…she can get away with this ridiculousness because A) the people she’s talking to have no idea what she did B) If they DO know, they don’t give a shit

  22. 53 desertflower
    July 20, 2016 at 10:05 pm

  23. 55 desertflower
    July 20, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    • 56 Dudette
      July 20, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      Yes!!!

    • 58 nathkatun7
      July 21, 2016 at 12:39 am

      This a million times! Democrats have to stay focused. Voter Registration must be our #1 focus from now until the registration schedules are finalized. After that, our focus must be on getting out the vote, both for the early votes and on Nov. 8. The worst thing we must not do is or assume, or take for granted, that Trump will be easily defeated.

  24. 59 Nerdy Wonka
    July 20, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    • 60 cd4biden
      July 21, 2016 at 9:48 am

      Geez, is that really a photo of Eric Trump? Whoever the heck he is. Totally scary like from a horror movie, except I never watch those kinds of movies. Absolutely evil looking. Yikes.

      • 61 cd4biden
        July 21, 2016 at 9:53 am

        Geez, decided to google Eric Trump. Now I have to spend the rest of the day sanitizing my iPad. Shows you how much I pay attention to DT I guess. And the guy looks just as evil as an adult.

  25. 62 amk for obama
    July 20, 2016 at 10:11 pm

  26. 63 desertflower
    July 20, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Geez…. you can dress them up, but you can’t take them out

  27. 64 desertflower
    July 20, 2016 at 10:15 pm

  28. 67 desertflower
    July 20, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    LOL 🙂

  29. 68 desertflower
    July 20, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Was this the collective “we” as in people?

  30. 69 amk for obama
    July 20, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    ted bundy doesn’t endorse deadbeat donnie. and gets booed off. a twofer. loving this.

    • 70 jacquelineoboomer
      July 20, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      My favorite part was hearing that they were still booing Cruz when Trump walked in — to Cruz’s boos. LOL.

      • 71 amk for obama
        July 20, 2016 at 10:31 pm

        my favorite part was reading that this wife had to be escorted out by the security. gop has become a total natzi party. congrats, tricky dick.

        • 72 jacquelineoboomer
          July 20, 2016 at 10:40 pm

          Didn’t hear that about his wife – surprised he even brought her. I don’t think Trump brought his. 🙂

          • 73 GGail
            July 20, 2016 at 11:12 pm

            As delegates began to protest, Sen. Cruz’s wife, Heidi Cruz, was heckled by Trump supporters shouting “Goldman Sachs!” and escorted out by security. Heidi Cruz, who is an employee of Goldman Sachs, declined to answer questions from reporters, saying, “I don’t talk to the media, thanks.”

            • 74 jacquelineoboomer
              July 20, 2016 at 11:16 pm

              Whoa. Gee, maybe all that heated rhetoric during the GOP primary might come back to haunt THEM, too.

          • 75 99ts
            July 21, 2016 at 12:14 am

            Probably told him she’s never going again – first time didn’t work out so well.

  31. 77 jacquelineoboomer
    July 20, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    I sorta kinda despise all of them.

  32. 78 amk for obama
    July 20, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    bj poster

    The #2 finisher gave a “vote your conscience” speech. The #3 is skipping the convention IN HIS OWN STATE and withholding endorsement. The #4 literally phoned it in, sending a 90 second video that looked like a Rubio for Senate ad. The last 2 Republican presidents withheld endorsements and skipped the convention. Romney actively tried to stop the nominee. McCain is avoiding the convention. The only previous nominee attending was Dole.
    This is now officially a shit show of a convention.

    I am betting rnc is not gonna lift a finger to help this buffoon come the election season.

  33. 79 hopefruit2
    July 20, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    LOL..the VP nominee, Ladies and gentlemen….

  34. 81 JER
    July 20, 2016 at 10:38 pm

  35. 93 jacquelineoboomer
    July 20, 2016 at 10:39 pm

  36. 95 No Child Left Behind
    July 20, 2016 at 10:44 pm

  37. 96 hopefruit2
    July 20, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Hehe…

  38. 99 desertflower
    July 20, 2016 at 10:48 pm

  39. 105 No Child Left Behind
    July 20, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Meanwhile, trying to remain in the spotlight instead of campaign his heart out for the Democratic nominee and the CAUSE…

  40. 106 No Child Left Behind
    July 20, 2016 at 10:51 pm

  41. 107 No Child Left Behind
    July 20, 2016 at 10:53 pm

  42. 108 desertflower
    July 20, 2016 at 10:58 pm

  43. 109 Nerdy Wonka
    July 20, 2016 at 11:01 pm

  44. July 20, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    OMG, this freak is so dangerous…..

  45. 112 desertflower
    July 20, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/presidential/20160721_Reuters_Report_tagreuterscom2016newsmlKCN10100Z_Exclusive__Trump_considering_top_fracking_mogul_Harold_Hamm_as_energy_secretary___sources.html

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is considering nominating Oklahoma oil and gas mogul Harold Hamm as energy secretary if elected to the White House on Nov. 8, according to four sources close to Trump’s campaign.

    Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources, speaks in Houston, Texas, in this April 21, 2015, file photo. Slideshow icon SLIDESHOW
    Sources: Trump considering top fracking mogul Harold Hamm as energy secretary
    The chief executive of Continental Resources would be the first U.S. energy secretary drawn directly from the oil and gas industry since the cabinet position was created in 1977, a move that would jolt environmental advocates but bolster Trump’s pro-drilling energy platform.

    Dan Eberhart, an oil investor and Republican financier, said he had been told by officials in Trump’s campaign that Hamm was “the leading contender” for the position.

  46. July 20, 2016 at 11:09 pm

  47. 114 desertflower
    July 20, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Read the whole thread right now. Pence looks a lot like Lucifer if you ask me!

    https://twitter.com/thebaxterbean

  48. 115 desertflower
    July 20, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Fucking idiot.

  49. 117 amk for obama
    July 20, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    ted bundy was the official ‘spokesman’ for the religious kooks wing of the gop. can we take it that after tonight, they lost this reliable vote base too?

  50. 122 99ts
    July 20, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    So I had to go out & missed day 3 – I gather Cruz caused a stir – Tweety so upset about it all. What did they expect!

  51. 127 amk for obama
    July 20, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    bang. lol. loving her rapid response team.

  52. 128 jacquelineoboomer
    July 20, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    • 129 COS
      July 20, 2016 at 11:49 pm

      I have never seen anyone from the so-called liberal media speak at a DNC. Laura Ingraham was ranting against the media. Isn’t she a part of the media?

  53. 131 globalcitizenlinda
    July 20, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    that punk, eric trump convinced his entitled self that he is in apposition to criticize PBO.

  54. July 21, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Trumpemon go😂😂😂😂😂😂

  55. 133 amk for obama
    July 21, 2016 at 12:14 am

  56. 134 amk for obama
    July 21, 2016 at 12:17 am

  57. 135 jacquelineoboomer
    July 21, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Trump tweeted every few minutes, a while ago. Guess Melania’s not speaking to him.

  58. 137 FoxfireTX
    July 21, 2016 at 12:43 am

    Well, if you didn’t think this day could get any worse, it has–dramatically. Trump did a 45 minute interview with the NY Times in which he said we had no right to push Erdogan toward enforcing the rule of law given how bad things are here, and if Putin went after any of the Baltic countries, he would not necessarily give them US forces as part of NATO for defense. He would have to evaluate if they’ve done their share. For someone like Putin, this is how wars start. And of course, he will back out of NAFTA if it is not renegotiated on terms more favorable to the US. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/07/21/us/politics/donald-trump-issues.html?_r=0&referer=

    He has just made PBO’s entire foreign part of the administration much more difficult, as well as the incoming Clinton administration. Just by putting this stuff out there as the R nominee he is badly damaging our country, and he doesn’t give a shit. I cannot recall a more irresponsible candidate in my lifetime. I am incensed.

    • 138 jacquelineoboomer
      July 21, 2016 at 1:14 am

      I’ve been reading about that on twitter. Unfreakinbelievable. Just sent a nudge to Chris Matthews to ask why they’re not talking about THAT tonight.

      • 139 FoxfireTX
        July 21, 2016 at 1:36 am

        Because they are much more interested in gossip than policy, and the damage this man is causing in his carelessness. His position on Erdogen is the type of thing foreign DICTATORS have been saying about the US for years. But then I guess we all understand at this point that a dictator is exactly what Trump wants. Despicable.

    • 140 FoxfireTX
      July 21, 2016 at 1:39 am

      Statement From Jake Sullivan On Trump’s NATO Comments pic.twitter.com/qu2teSUShm— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) July 21, 2016

      //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  59. 141 amk for obama
    July 21, 2016 at 12:59 am

    A top HSBC executive has been charged with fraud in the US.

    Mark Johnson, HSBC’s global head of foreign exchange trading was arrested on Tuesday night. A former colleague, Stuart Scott, has also been charged.

    The two traders are accused by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) of using inside information to profit from a $3.5bn (£2.6bn) currency deal.

    HSBC said it did not comment on individual employees or active litigation.

    However, a spokesman said the bank was cooperating in the DoJ’s ongoing investigation into global currency markets.

    Mr Johnson was released on $1m bail following a court hearing on Wednesday.

    The US Department of Justice (DoJ) accuses the traders of “front-running”.

    That is misusing confidential information provided by a client who planned to convert $3.5bn into British pounds.

    It is claimed that the two executives bought sterling themselves before handling the order, because they knew that such a large transaction would push up the value of the currency, and allow them to make money.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36848315

  60. 142 vcprezofan2
    July 21, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Hi you all.

    Bye everybody.

    😀 😀

    • 143 vcprezofan2
      July 21, 2016 at 1:11 am

      Oh, before I sign off (which I’m doing momentarily) I *have* to brag that I’ve been having great fun this week! I stumbled upon West Wing, Season 1 in the Value Village (for $7.99+tax) recently, and Offspring and I have really, truly been enjoying it! 😀 😀 It definitely lives up to all the accolades I’ve heard in this village. We’ve gobble up most of it since Monday, so now I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for the other seasons – way more fun than watching the GOP clown-fest!

      Sweet dreams, everyone! 🙂 🙂

      • 144 cd4biden
        July 21, 2016 at 1:23 pm

        Hi vc and offspring,
        I also love West Wing. I don’t know if it is the same up north, but on the west coast our libraries have all the seasons of West Wing, and other shows, that you can borrow like books. Check it out so you hopefully don’t have to wait so long to see more of it.

        • 145 vcprezofan2
          July 21, 2016 at 2:46 pm

          Good afternoon, CD. Trust your Thursday is going well [at least well-er 😉 than mine].

          We finished West Wing Season 1 today and was very upset at the cliffhanger – how dare they end it at that point!!! Therefore my heart leapt in joy when I saw your suggestion upon signing on; unfortunately my local library doesn’t have it. I just checked. 😦

          Life’s still good though – we are trying to decide if we should re-watch Season 1 as it took us quite a ways in to sort out the different roles of the participants. Plus, if we hadn’t watched 4+ episodes per day we wouldn’t have finished it so quickly. 😀 😀

  61. 146 jacquelineoboomer
    July 21, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Goodnight, TODville, and all the ships at sea!

  62. July 21, 2016 at 1:30 am

    Just saw FLOTUS on the Late Show with James Corden. Wow! What can’t our FLOTUS do? Then Missy Elliot pop up to rap. “Get Your Freak On”.It was fantastic. I was enjoying it and moving to the groove. Love this First Lady.

  63. July 21, 2016 at 2:07 am

    People are praising Ted Cruz for “standing up” to Trump. I’m saying big deal. He’s still a pile. On another note, read that “escorts” (straight and gay) have been seriously raking in the dough during this clown show. Gay “escort” sites have been especially busy. Pathetic, lying hypocrites.

    • 150 amk for obama
      July 21, 2016 at 6:33 am

      make a post out of this, you lazy desi.

    • July 21, 2016 at 8:12 am

      The Guardian says for months we have been obsessed with what will happen once Clinton or Trump is elected? But there is a more important question no one has been posing, What the hell are we going to do without Michelle Obama?

  64. 154 JER
    July 21, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

    I am glad someone has the guts to ask this question:

    • 155 99ts
      July 21, 2016 at 8:19 am

      GM JER – nice to see this post – tuned into MSNBC and they are having a Trump fest this am – with the usual RWNJ guests and all. I didn’t hang around


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