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Chat Away: White House Kitchen Garden Fall Harvest

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First Lady Michelle Obama embraces President Barack Obama as he surprises her during the White House Kitchen Garden Fall Harvest

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Pete Souza: President Obama talks with Debra Eschmeyer, Executive Director of “Let’s Move!”, and former Executive Director of “Let’s Move!” Sam Kass during the fall harvest in the White House Kitchen Garden

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130 Responses to “Chat Away: White House Kitchen Garden Fall Harvest”


  1. October 7, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    could it be again today? hello TOD’ers, hope you are keeping safe?

  2. 2 donna dem 4 obama
    October 7, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    This is worth the watch and share!

  3. 4 JER
    October 7, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    [audio src="http://cdn.wrn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/WarreninMadison.mp3" /]

  4. October 7, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    • 6 jackiegrumbacher
      October 7, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      Alycee, I hope there is some sort of payback the US has in mind for this. And even more importantly, I hope we have a way for blocking Russia from further interference.

  5. October 7, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    • 8 susanne
      October 7, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      This is seriously scary.

      • 9 arapaho415
        October 7, 2016 at 5:22 pm

        GM Susanne.

        For Putin, #ColdWar never ended. #OnceKGBalwaysKGB

        And GOP continue on their merry path, supporting an unqualified, unhinged person who thinks and acts like an adolescent — who is beholden to Putin and his oligarchs/kleptocrats/assassins.

        non-NYT link:

        And…

      • 10 Wilson Michael
        October 7, 2016 at 9:37 pm

        Increasing military expenditure by Russia will eat up more and more of their economy, and yet would not increase security for them. Like with USSR the one-sided arms race will bankrupt the russians in a few years time.

  6. 11 JER
    October 7, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Elizabeth Warren DESTROYS Donald Trump: “selfish little sleaze ball,” a “two-bit con man”

  7. October 7, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    • 13 donna dem 4 obama
      October 7, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      Ya just gotta love Dan Pfeiffer 🙂

      And this response was also predictable…

      • October 7, 2016 at 4:02 pm

        well donna…that response is over my head….hahaha…what does he mean

        • 15 donna dem 4 obama
          October 7, 2016 at 4:14 pm

          “Baghdad Bob is best known for his grandiose and grossly unrealistic propaganda broadcasts before and during the Iraq war, extolling the invincibility of the Iraqi Army and the permanence of Saddam’s rule. His announcements were met with widespread derision and amusement by Western nationals and others with access to up-to-date information from international media organizations. In the US he was popularly known as Baghdad Bob”

          Trumps communications director (Jason Miller) wants us to believe that this is all part of a strategy when in reality he either knows that Trump is losing those states or they are running out of money. In other words he’s telling us “nothing to see here everything is just fine”.

    • 17 MadameSoph
      October 7, 2016 at 5:11 pm

      Pretty foot,

      I’ve noticed that the tiny hands campaign (I, like FLOTUS, would rather not use his name 🙂 ) has had ads on every Late Show with Stephen Colbert broadcast lately. I live in California. I’m pretty sure the ads are tailored to local markets, even for national shows, right? (maybe someone else knows more about this). It seems like a colossal waste of money to put a Trump ad on in California on a show whose audience is overwhelmingly liberal. I think some ultra conservatives may hate-watch Colbert, but his viewers are most likely never going to be Trump voters and California is not even a question. WTF kind of decision-making and budgeting is that? No wonder almost all of his business ventures have failed.

  8. 18 donna dem 4 obama
    October 7, 2016 at 3:58 pm

  9. 22 donna dem 4 obama
    October 7, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Every time I think he can’t possibly get more disgusting he proves me wrong. 😭 😭 😭

    Eww Eww Eww

    • 23 57andfemale
      October 7, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      What is the most disgusting: no matter what he does, at least 45% of Americans who vote, will vote for him.

      • 24 jackiegrumbacher
        October 7, 2016 at 4:42 pm

        I agree with you on that, 57. The creep makes my skin crawl and yet people think he’s worthy of the presidency. Our county is full of Trump signs. We just have to work hard and pray that the sane people outnumber the insane on election day.

      • 25 99ts
        October 7, 2016 at 5:40 pm

        I wake up every morning to new or updated disgusting news about Trump and still the political media tries to spin it. The latest spin is attempting non-stop to equate Bill Clinton to Trump. The media should be screaming that Bill Clinton is NOT Trump & Bill Clinton is not running for President – but they let the RWNJs get their message out.

        In my new unit living there are quite a few supporters of RW governments who hate “welfare” that some of them receive in the form of govt pensions – yet not ONE has a good word to say about Trump. None of my friends – including some that I seriously don’t think will remain friends – think the US has gone quietly bonkers because Trump. Outside of the US his support would be lucky to reach double figures. We could put it down to lead in the water supply except many affected by that are definitely not Trump supporters.

        I have no idea how such a person could get anywhere near the white house.

      • 26 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        October 7, 2016 at 7:07 pm

        WE HAVE AN EXTREMELY ILL SOCIETY!………………….THEIR ATTRIIBUTES ARE GREED,IMMORALITY,RACISM AND HATRED!,,KINDLING FOR THE CAMPFIRE!

  10. 27 JER
    October 7, 2016 at 4:15 pm


    LIVE NOW: Tim Kaine Makes Campaign Stop in Las Vegas, NV – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=2

  11. 28 desertflower
    October 7, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    They deserve him

    • 29 desertflower
      October 7, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      Response to this repulsive mess.

  12. October 7, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Let’s make sure Trump never gets close to nukes.

  13. 32 JER
    October 7, 2016 at 4:24 pm

  14. 33 donna dem 4 obama
    October 7, 2016 at 4:28 pm

  15. 34 donna dem 4 obama
    October 7, 2016 at 4:39 pm

  16. October 7, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    That audio of Trump shows what a filthy pervert he is. Any other candidate would be finished. I hope this will help to finish him.

    • 36 donna dem 4 obama
      October 7, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      His supporters don’t care they’ll just cry Bill Clinton, Bill Clinton as if whatever indiscretions Bill had in the past justifies Trumps disgusting and lewd behavior. Sadly like 57 said up thread, he’ll still get at least 45% of this country voting for him on election day.

      • 37 Don
        October 7, 2016 at 5:41 pm

        Donna, you are so right, his supporters could not care any less about what he says. Yes, it repulses you and I but his followers function on a totally different level than you or I.

      • 38 nathkatun7
        October 7, 2016 at 8:26 pm

        You and 57 are absolutely spot-on about Trump supporters. They will support him no matter what. Tony Perkins, of the so called “Focus On the Family,” came out to say that his support for Trump has nothing to do with Trump sharing his values. Sadly, the reporters never pressed Perkins–one of the most vocal advocates of the so called “Values Voters”–to explain why he is supporting Donald Trump.

    • 39 idon
      October 7, 2016 at 5:06 pm

      It also gives new meaning to Ivanna Trumps’ allegation of rape and the current civil suit against Trump for rape of a 13 year old. That’s what I found interesting.

  17. 40 donna dem 4 obama
    October 7, 2016 at 4:56 pm

  18. 43 donna dem 4 obama
    October 7, 2016 at 4:59 pm

  19. October 7, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    The opposition research strikes again on trump..
    Nice job Clinton campaign👊

  20. 45 vcprezofan2
    October 7, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Some Facts About Millennials
    by Nancy LeTourneauOctober 6, 2016

    During election seasons, we always like to – as Barack Obama said – “slice and dice” the voting population. One of the groups that has been under examination since the Democratic primaries this time around is millennials (those who were born between 1982 and 2000). Perhaps because of my inclination to question conventional wisdom, I’ve mostly been skeptical of what I’ve read about this group of voters. So I decided to take a look at some facts.

    The first thing to note about millennials is that approximately 44% are persons of color. That makes them the most diverse group of voters in this country, where overall about 38% of the population are people of color. That’s why a poll like this one that sampled enough millennials to be able to break them down by race/ethnicity is so helpful. When it comes to the presidential race, here are their results:

    ……………………………….

    As a baby boomer, I look at this data and find an awful lot to celebrate. If millennials become the generation that embraces a pluralistic society based on optimism for the future where women have choices in how they live their lives and work becomes a way to create “meaning, community and shared value,” then I’d say, “the kids are alright.”

    http://washingtonmonthly.com/2016/10/06/some-facts-about-millennials/

    • 46 57andfemale
      October 7, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      Absolutely.

    • 47 susanne
      October 7, 2016 at 5:45 pm

      love this!

    • 51 nathkatun7
      October 7, 2016 at 8:49 pm

      Thank you so much, VC, for sharing this article. It’s definitely a must read! I will share it with my daughter, who, at 35 years, is borderline “millennial,” but who now–as professor of History– interacts with a great many of the so called “millennials.”

      • 52 vcprezofan2
        October 7, 2016 at 8:54 pm

        YVW, Nathk! Hows-ya-doin’? 😀 😀

        • 53 nathkatun7
          October 7, 2016 at 9:24 pm

          I am doing great, VC! I hope you and your family are well. As you know, I am always late at TOD, so I rarely interact with you and the regulars on time. But I always read and values all your comments, including your beautiful posts showcasing the beauty of the United States.

          • 54 vcprezofan2
            October 7, 2016 at 9:47 pm

            I am fine, and happy, too, Nathk! My regular response these days to clerks in stores etc. who ask ‘How are you?’ is ‘Alive and well’. 😀 😀 Not to worry about being late to the village; it looks like most people are doing more reading than commenting anyways.

          • 55 vcprezofan2
            October 7, 2016 at 11:41 pm

            Any white evangelical/value voter who needs a sharper contrast that they have seen to date is irredeemable at this point.

  21. 56 donna dem 4 obama
    October 7, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    She’s one of those white house republican stenographer jackals that asks those stupid questions of Josh everyday at the Press briefings.

    When you lose Julie Pace it’s all but over

  22. 58 Dudette
    October 7, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    I guess by now everyone knows about the latest bucket of ick from DeplorableDon…

  23. 59 Dudette
    October 7, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    • 60 susanne
      October 7, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Yep. My ex-sister-in-law, a T-rump supporter, wrote that she’s more afraid of what HRC does than what DT says. She is a college educated, white, professional, divorced mom who should know better.

        • 62 COS
          October 7, 2016 at 6:45 pm

          I don’t think this will matter to the diehard Trump supporters. They are supporting him for this type of stuff, including his racism. They would call this not being “politically correct” and Trump speaking his mind. It is no way that anyone will ever get through these supporters.

          • 63 susanne
            October 7, 2016 at 6:57 pm

            It’s chilling to see so many Americans flag-waving for this monstrosity. The truly scary part is that he knows this– as he said, he could shoot someone in broad daylight in public and still get votes. Now we see him saying he could also sexually attack any woman of his choice and not only not end up in jail, but that he’d be applauded. This is the rabble at the coliseum emerging from wherever they’d been banished of late.

    • 65 a4alice
      October 7, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      sadly I fear you are correct Dudette. But, YUCKAHOOEE – blech. Trump. So gross. I’m off to find a Mr Yuck sticker.

  24. 68 donna dem 4 obama
    October 7, 2016 at 5:47 pm

  25. 69 donna dem 4 obama
    October 7, 2016 at 5:52 pm

  26. 71 Ladyhawke
    October 7, 2016 at 5:57 pm

  27. October 7, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    #ALL50

    back to work ….

  28. 74 Dudette
    October 7, 2016 at 5:58 pm

  29. 75 JER
    October 7, 2016 at 6:04 pm

  30. 76 Dudette
    October 7, 2016 at 6:06 pm

  31. 77 Dudette
    October 7, 2016 at 6:07 pm

  32. 78 Dudette
    October 7, 2016 at 6:09 pm

  33. October 7, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Take care everyone … bb tomorrow …

    #ALL50

  34. 81 Dudette
    October 7, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    • October 7, 2016 at 6:41 pm

      CBS evening news jst talk about Trump and his rude comments about women how easy it is for him to have his way with women.

      • 83 Obama Grandmama
        October 7, 2016 at 6:52 pm

        I think DT vile revelations just make some white men even more steadfast Trump fans. Also those guys’ gals. There are women that write to and marry jailhouse murderers too.

  35. 84 Dudette
    October 7, 2016 at 6:18 pm

  36. 85 Ladyhawke
    October 7, 2016 at 6:18 pm

  37. 86 Ladyhawke
    October 7, 2016 at 6:24 pm

  38. October 7, 2016 at 6:26 pm

  39. 93 JER
    October 7, 2016 at 6:29 pm


    President Obama breaks into a jog as he heads back to the Oval Office after fogetting his mobile phone before departing the White House.

  40. 94 Dudette
    October 7, 2016 at 6:32 pm

  41. October 7, 2016 at 6:34 pm

  42. 97 Dudette
    October 7, 2016 at 6:39 pm

  43. 98 Dudette
    October 7, 2016 at 6:40 pm

  44. 99 Dudette
    October 7, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    This is quite simply one of the most perfect gifs ever!

  45. 100 Dudette
    October 7, 2016 at 6:48 pm

  46. 101 Nerdy Wonka
    October 7, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    • 102 Sandy1110
      October 7, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      So according to the info, Bush was 33 when he did this.

      No wonder he was trying to defend 32-year-old Ryan Lochte.

      And he’s getting the same excuses from the network as Lochte’s defenders tried: ‘He was young, he was in a “different place”‘.

      More white privilege in action. For another Bush.

      So now the mid-30’s is the new threshold to try and absolve white males from responsibility from their actions.

  47. 103 Dudette
    October 7, 2016 at 6:52 pm

  48. 104 mtmarilyn
    October 7, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Wow what a Friday. How anyone can continue to support Trump is a total uncaring human.

    We are heading to the back country to get one last camping trip in. Away from all means of communication for 2 days. Fall is so beautiful. We will be close to a hot springs so hope to do some soaking.

    So love that the FLOTUS has found a way to keep the White House garden going. Such a gift.

    Have a great weekend everyone.

    • 105 0388jojothecat
      October 7, 2016 at 7:46 pm

      Enjoy mtmarilyn. Have a wonderful time soaking in the warmth and peacefulness of camping in the wilderness.

    • 106 purpleshoesla
      October 7, 2016 at 7:58 pm

      Enjoy Marilyn! Growing up back in Boston, Fall was and will always be my favorite season, even though we don’t get much of the changing of the leaves in Sunny Cali. I would imagine your neck of the woods is beautiful this time of year as well; we wanna see pictures! 😆 ❤

  49. 107 Dudette
    October 7, 2016 at 6:55 pm

  50. 108 Dudette
    October 7, 2016 at 6:57 pm

  51. October 7, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Here is a good article on THADD… Americas newest missile defense interceptor…

    http://nationalinterest.org/feature/thaad-americas-super-shield-against-ballistic-missiles-11701

    She was recently deployed in South Korea…

  52. 110 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    October 7, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    ❤ BLESSINGS EVERYONE….:)

    • 112 susanne
      October 7, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      ahhhhh…

    • 113 idon
      October 7, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      Thank you for this. Please could we have more POTUS and FLOTUS pics because well you understand. And my heart aches for every victim and survivor of sexual assault who had to read, hear or watch how TRumps says he sexually assaults women. I have no more words.

  53. 114 donna dem 4 obama
    October 7, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    He’s still gonna lose his Senate seat but whoa!!!

  54. October 7, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Sam Kass has let himself go since leaving the WH.

  55. October 7, 2016 at 7:46 pm

  56. 119 hopefruit2
    October 7, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Chris Hayes is a little twit.

  57. 121 Nena20409
    October 7, 2016 at 7:53 pm

  58. 122 Nena20409
    October 7, 2016 at 7:53 pm

  59. 123 hopefruit2
    October 7, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Is this for real?!?!?! LMAO…

  60. 124 desertflower
    October 7, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    If Melania is smart, she’ll serve that POS with divorce papers…and take him to the cleaners on the way out the door.

  61. 125 FoxfireTX
    October 7, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    And we wonder why we still have a rape culture in this country?

    The Clinton transcripts were hacked and dumped. Some not great things in there but the timing is good, the DT tape will override the transcripts.

  62. 127 magapie
    October 7, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    And what is mega-mega-MEGA CHRISTIAN conservative republican (IN THAT order!) Mikey Pence gonna do? FORGIVE? Turn the other cheek? Turn the other, OTHER CHEEK? Pretend it never happened?

  63. 128 hopefruit2
    October 7, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Too late…the GOP had their chance during the primaries to get rid of that loser. But they were only too happy to allow his bullshit when they thought it was Obama and HRC that would suffer… they didn’t realize how it would backfire….

  64. 129 0388jojothecat
    October 7, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    I blame the GOP from 1980’s to today with their vitriol and hate for anyone that isn’t Republican, male, and white. Their hate has grown into a huge monster that is DT their nominee how appropriate. They threw the kitchen sink at PBO, Michelle, and their whole family just because they are AA. They refused to take this man seriously and vet him like they did Herman Caine and all the others that stood in the way of getting the right stooge for the WH. I am so glad that Ronald Reagans “don’t say bad things about a fellow rethug” bit them in the butt. I would not be surprised if DT said he is getting out of the race. You can’t vote for a VP when the ass hole is at the top of the ticket. Maybe they will stage a write-in campaign….GOOD LUCK with that.

    • 130 nathkatun7
      October 7, 2016 at 10:22 pm

      Karma finally caught up with these deranged haters of President Obama. Now we know that the so called “VALUES VOTERS,” who are now supporting Donald Trump, are the the most vile HYPOCRITES!


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