115 Responses to “Kids ❤️ President Barack Obama!”


  1. August 25, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    I am really going to miss him. Love the video NW. Thanks for all that you do for us.

  2. 6 Ceb
    August 25, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Yep. I totally relate to the last kid.

  3. August 25, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Thanks, Nerdy! GA TOD Family!!!

  4. August 25, 2016 at 4:58 pm

  5. August 25, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Not sure how I fell off the email list, but I just re-signed.

    • 10 vcprezofan2
      August 25, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      You mean you hadn’t previously resigned? 😉
      🙂 Good to see you, TallyO.

      • August 25, 2016 at 5:15 pm

        Didn’t know we needed to re-sign. (I’ve been slammed in the Seventh Level of Hell…..) thanks VC!

        • 12 vcprezofan2
          August 25, 2016 at 5:57 pm

          Neither did I – other than the fact that sometimes WordPress pretends not to recognize us. 🙂 {{{Tally}}}

          • 13 MightyPamela
            August 25, 2016 at 6:26 pm

            A which is exactly how and why MP is still out there in cyberspace, wandering around in search of her gravatar!

            • 14 whenpamelawandered
              August 25, 2016 at 6:28 pm

              Whut?? 👓👀🙀📢👣👏🏼

              • 15 cd4biden
                August 25, 2016 at 6:32 pm

                Double whut!?! Are you back as your old self and your new self at the same time? A double dose of Mighty P?? Yippee for us.

                • 16 whenpamelawandered
                  August 25, 2016 at 6:37 pm

                  My head and heart are reeling, cd4biden!! I seem to be at the mercy of whatever device I log in from!! That comment was entered on the iPad, but the iPad won’t allow comments via this medium of Replying to WP!! So, go figure- if anyone out there happens across WhenMightyPamelaWandered, gently tap her on the shoulder, give her a hug, and say, “Live Long and Prosper”!

  6. August 25, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    As it turns out he may not have any reason to visit Minnesota for the rest of the election at all: with the deadline looming, the state’s Republican Party is still refusing to add his name to the general election ballot.

    For reasons it hasn’t formally explained, but are most likely a symbolic protest against the fact that the erratic and offensive Donald Trump is the party’s nominee, the Republican Party of Minnesota has not submitted his name to the state so it can be added to the ballot. The deadline for major party candidates is this Monday, and if the party ends up not submitting Trump’s name, he simply won’t be on the ballot in Minnesota. He wouldn’t even be able to get himself added as a third-party or non-party candidate, because the deadline for that has already passed.

  7. August 25, 2016 at 5:27 pm

  8. August 25, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    • 26 purpleshoesla
      August 25, 2016 at 5:51 pm

      GRRRRRRREAT PHOTOS!!! It’s nice to see all these pix that us TODDERS have seen at one time or another here at TOD over the years, collected in one place. Really, really hope Pete S does like a 5 volume set of coffee table books of our beloved First Family’s last 8 years.

      • 27 cd4biden
        August 25, 2016 at 6:35 pm

        I want 8 volumes. One for each year! Of course I then need to get a much bigger coffee table, but it will so be worth it. I’ll just park myself on my couch with my coffee and never do anything else but look at his wonderful photos all day, every day. 🙂

        • 28 purpleshoesla
          August 25, 2016 at 10:02 pm

          Ya know what you are right!!! That makes perfect sense. Maybe I’ll tweet Pete S and ask pretty please… 😆

  9. August 25, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    I’ve mentioned before that the Q polls often screw very white. So it’s quite the surprise to see Trump trailing by 10 today.

  10. 38 jacquelineoboomer
    August 25, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    VC – I’m just getting back online – did you see this? Cool!

  11. 43 Nerdy Wonka
    August 25, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    • 44 nathkatun7
      August 25, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      The best and the coolest President in my lifetime! Any president who impresses the super Nerdy Wonka has to be exceptional. I am always late to the meeting, but I deeply value and appreciate all your posts and tweets.

  12. August 25, 2016 at 6:18 pm

  13. August 25, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    At the end of HRC’s phone in interview with Anderson Cooper, he kept hammering her about holding a press conference.

    I’d rather the media continue to whine about why she won’t hold a press conference, rather than her giving in and then having to listen to “journalists” ask the *SAME* negative, attack questions over and over again about 1) email, 2) Clinton Foundation , 3) Benghazi, and 4) her faux illness. Do they think that if they change a word here and there or change an inflection or two, that it becomes a different question? We know it’s really all about the hope that one of them can lay claim to a “gotcha” moment or of getting some sound byte(s) that they can loop.

  14. August 25, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Yeah, they really thought this one through….

  15. 52 arapaho415
    August 25, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    GA/GE TODville.

    Happy 100th to NPS!

    Here’s a 10-minute video narrated by @POTUS (if he doesn’t choose to encourage and develop young world leaders after January, he’d be in demand for voice-over work for sure [joke, he’ll be in demand for anything, anywhere, any time]).

    Here’s the link to video:

    For armchair tourists (craning my neck to see way up north at VC), here’s a shorter tour of #BryceCanyon:

  16. August 25, 2016 at 7:27 pm

  17. 54 Nena20409
    August 25, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Good Evening TOD.
    Congrats to J4O for your Au ⭐
    Thanks to NW, TOD continues to Rock.
    {{{{ Missing You, Chips }}}}
    Here’s the Full Presser today by The Voice, Josh Earnest.

  18. 55 sherijr
    August 25, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Oh thank you so much Nerdy for the video… I too am going to miss Barack Obama, more than I can express. This made my day 🙂

  19. August 25, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    • 57 carolyn
      August 25, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      That is wonderful! I know that lady is thrilled to be voting for a woman for president. Born in 1930/31, she never thought this would happen. How truly wonderful for her.

  20. August 25, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    In an effort to make at least one company no longer have the ability to cheat students out of a proper education and tens of thousands of dollars, ITT Tech will no longer be allowed to accept students.

    “ITT Tech – a massive, for-profit college – is currently under investigation by 20 state and federal agencies for cheating students. The SEC, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey are all suing them for fraud. ITT Tech failed, again, to meet the scandalously low standards of its accrediting agency, but still sucked down a whopping $600 million in taxpayer dollars last year.

  21. August 25, 2016 at 8:21 pm

  22. 60 JER
    August 25, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Black people have everything to lose if they vote for Trump.
    http://nydn.us/2bAYWAj

  23. August 25, 2016 at 8:49 pm

  24. 62 jacquelineoboomer
    August 25, 2016 at 8:55 pm

  25. 63 CEB
    August 25, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Black Americans will not be voting for Trump; this was never a thing. White folks and those who think they are White (Trump and his ilk have clearly shown them that they are not covered by white privilege) need to get in formation and help us bring this thing on home for HRC.

  26. 66 Don
    August 25, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    The press keeps hammering Hillary about not having a press conference because they don’t like having to expose Trump’s positions on just about everything. They would like nothing more than for Hillary to hold a press conference so they can dissect her every word. If I were advising Hillary, I’d tell her to continue to let Trump run his mouth and that there’s no need for her to say anything.

  27. 67 amk for obama
    August 25, 2016 at 9:44 pm

  28. 68 amk for obama
    August 25, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    • 69 susanne
      August 26, 2016 at 5:09 am

      And women won’t forget his 3 successively younger trophy wives, his creepy kids, and his sexist comments.

  29. 70 amk for obama
    August 25, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Yup, this has been the party of that for decades. donnie dick is just the pig without the lipstick.

  30. August 25, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    • 72 purpleshoesla
      August 25, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      Incredible!!!! I’m not too far from LA City College This is so fantastic. Wavin’ at ya from the Left Coast Alycee! 😆

      • August 25, 2016 at 11:17 pm

        Isn’t it! What a wonderful opportunity for LACC students. Wavin’ back at you; how are things on the Left Coast? Trying to find some time to get out there before the end of the year.

        • 74 purpleshoesla
          August 25, 2016 at 11:35 pm

          It’s HOT we are having unseasonably hot weather here in the City of Angels. But other than that, can’t complain. Still have to plan our Left Coast Todders’ meetup! GG, Jojo and I are going to see Southside With You this weekend.

          • August 26, 2016 at 12:07 am

            Same here with the heat and humidity… Been stuck inside most of the summer; however, Blessed to have CA, so no complaints. Looking forward to the Left Coast meetup; just set the date, I’ll clear my schedule (not available May 1 – June 5, 2017; I’ll be out of the country). On Saturday, Terri and I are crashing JackieG’s Latina Fiesta; looking forward to meeting another TOD Sister! Enjoy the movie; can’t wait to hear your review.

  31. August 25, 2016 at 10:06 pm

  32. 77 jacquelineoboomer
    August 25, 2016 at 10:06 pm

  33. August 25, 2016 at 10:07 pm

  34. August 25, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Do you all remember the young man from here who won the Courage award at the ESPY’S? His mom spoke about gun violence. Some good news from that sad and unnecessary death. Police arrested two people today and charged them. Sure hope they have all the “goods” on them and can make it stick.

  35. 80 globalcitizenlinda
    August 25, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    I could not over-look the stories dominating the media outlets:

    – the fake “outreach to racial minorities” dominating the media outlets;

    – Sec HRC’s speech about the openly racists campaign of her opponent;

    given the current utterings of liars, pundits, and know-it-alls, I thought this would be a good time to listen to PBO’s Race Speech he gave in Philly during the 2008 campaign;

    • 81 jacquelineoboomer
      August 25, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      I have a beautiful printed copy of that speech, which was handed out by local campaign offices. A treasure!

      • August 25, 2016 at 11:09 pm

        So do I; additionally, while cleaning out the office after the primary, a small stack of them were on the trash heap; needless to say, I rescued them… Gave some to each of the churches in my town and to every member of my family… Also gave my family this pic, taken outside the National Constitution Center at the conclusion of the speech. I was Blessed to be seated in seat E9, dead center on the podium; we he look straight ahead, he was staring into my eyes…

  36. 87 jacquelineoboomer
    August 25, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    • 88 nathkatun7
      August 26, 2016 at 12:28 am

      Great response, J’OB! I grew up being taught that slave owners loved their slaves, but that did not stop them from treating them as chattel. I’ve read some heart-wrenching stories of loyal slaves who thought their masters loved them only to find out that their masters had no qualms selling them and separating their families, so long as it was economically profitable to to him. Breitbart and Ann Coulter love their blacks, but it’s the blacks who dare not challenge their ideology of white racial supremacy.

      • 89 jacquelineoboomer
        August 26, 2016 at 11:22 am

        It’s all so disheartening, isn’t it, nath? Doesn’t matter what century it is! As my mother would say, “We just have to keep going.” (Thought that was weird when I was a teenager, but now I find it’s true!)

  37. 90 globalcitizenlinda
    August 25, 2016 at 11:03 pm

  38. 91 jacquelineoboomer
    August 25, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    It’s still astounding to me that Glenn Beck is against Donald Trump. Run for your lives, RWNJs, if even the crazies think Trump’s crazy.

    And thank God for spell check. Or that would have started “It’s still astrounding,” and that would’t be good.

    Nighty night, TODville!

  39. August 26, 2016 at 12:10 am

  40. August 26, 2016 at 12:15 am

    Another ridiculously busy day tomorrow but will try to post some ‘news’ whenever possible.

    {{{{{{{Chips}}}}}}}

    #ALL50 …. as if your life and the lives of those you love and those you will never know depend on it, because it does!!

    #YESWEMUST

    good night TOD

    • 96 cd4biden
      August 26, 2016 at 12:23 am

      BoBfr, are you saying today, 8/25, is your 69th birthday?? If so, many happy returns to you, and may you be provided with as many wonderful gifts as the number of great items of international news you provide us each day. You are truly a great gift to TOD. {{{BoBfr}}}

    • August 26, 2016 at 12:31 am

      Bob, Happy Birthday dear Brother! Thank you for the gifts you share here. May you continue to be Blessed with love, peace, and joy!

    • 98 arapaho415
      August 26, 2016 at 12:39 am

      Happy birthday, Dr. Bob!

      Nice to know you share it with the caretakers of such spectacular beauty and history.

    • August 26, 2016 at 6:29 am

      Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Bobfr!! I hope you made some time to celebrate and acknowledge all your gifts. And enjoyed a bite of delicious cake of the season with your favorite beverage. TODville cheers!!

    • 100 globalcitizenlinda
      August 26, 2016 at 7:59 am

      a belated Happy Birthday to you Sir Bob!

      so honored to have know what I know about you and to have interacted with you virtually;

      may you have many, many, many more birthdays because your integrity, intellectual acumen, dedication, and kindness are much needed in this world

    • August 26, 2016 at 11:33 am

      Happy B day and Thanks for all the insight and wisdom you share with us, even the mostly lurkers.

  41. August 26, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Bedtime story for you! Enjoy! Goodnight all.

  42. 103 arapaho415
    August 26, 2016 at 12:37 am

    Was hoping Susanne was here, this is for her!

    • 104 arapaho415
      August 26, 2016 at 12:50 am

      OK, I posted this too soon.

      Hoping that Susanne does see this, because PBO is ON HIS WAY to her state!

      From the article:
      “Obama will visit the protected area on September 1 to draw attention to the threat that climate change poses to oceans, traveling to Midway Atoll – a remote coral reef that was the site of a pivotal World War Two battle and is now known for its sea turtles, monk seals and millions of seabirds.”

      * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
      Having grown up in the San Diego area, am familiar with Midway, as there’s a major thoroughfare by that name and also a USN battleship.

      Looking forward to PBO’s final trip to Asia next week.

      • 105 susanne
        August 26, 2016 at 5:22 am

        Aloha Arapaho! I just got here, and was thinking to post a link about this, after reading to see if it was already up 🙂 Thank you for thinking of me ❤ PBO has once again done exactly what was needed, with just the right timing and reasoning. Bonus: yes, he'll be on Oahu this week to speak at the World Conservation Conference!! I love it when he is in the islands, knowing how he loves to be here.

        This is the link to an article in a Honolulu paper. http://www.staradvertiser.com/breaking-news/ige-tells-obama-he-supports-expansion-of-papahanaumokuakea/

        • 106 arapaho415
          August 26, 2016 at 9:50 am

          Thanks, Susanne!

          National MSM is so obsessed with #WhiteNationalist Trump that they fail to inform their Twitter audience about President Obama’s actions now.

          Thank goodness for local media.

    • 107 susanne
      August 26, 2016 at 6:42 am

      love them dancing! 🙂

  43. 108 HZ
    August 26, 2016 at 3:14 am

    Happy Birthday Bobfr. Your wonderful world news has always been a wonderful education to my life here at TOD. hope you had a great celebration. HZ

    • 109 mtmarilyn
      August 26, 2016 at 11:02 am

      Happy Happy Birthday Bobfr. HZ is so right. What you add to this community is so important. I have learned more from you about our international world that I learn anywhere. You are a true hero. Hope you have a wonderful day.

  44. 110 jackiegrumbacher
    August 26, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Happy Birthday, Bob. Agree with HZ that you provide us with a critical window on parts of the world that few of us know about. You’ve expanded our horizons and broadened our perspectives, for which we are all very grateful. Hope you have a glorious birthday!

  45. 111 globalcitizenlinda
    August 26, 2016 at 7:18 am

  46. 112 globalcitizenlinda
    August 26, 2016 at 7:26 am

  47. 113 amk for obama
    August 26, 2016 at 8:22 am

  48. 114 carolyn
    August 26, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Happy Birthday Bob, our wonderful overseas correspondent. You keep reminding us that we are part of a big world; that our country is not the whole world. Thank you so much, and have a wonderful day.


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