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The Girl From The South Side


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  1. January 17, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Evening TOD folks! Gonna miss her😥

  2. 4 Judith Fardig
    January 17, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Michelle is the pinnacle of First Ladies!

  3. 5 Bill R.
    January 17, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Thak you, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama!

  4. 7 JER
    January 17, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Why is Trump hell-bent on keeping this a mystery?

  5. January 17, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Hello Everyone!

    Nerdy, thank you so very much.

    (((((((((((((((((Chips))))))))))))))))))))

    Hey Dudette, I am thinking about, missing you. (((((((((((((Hugs)))))))))))

  6. 9 Bill R.
    January 17, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    The Women’s March in Salem, Oregon at the Capitol Mall on 21st. I’ll be there.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/248616878904947/

  7. January 17, 2017 at 6:32 pm

  8. 14 JER
    January 17, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    President Barack Obama’s Best Jokes During Meeting With Chicago Cubs | NBC News

  9. 21 PrayerWarriorforObama
    January 17, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    A wonderful evening to the entire TOD community. Happy birthday to first Lady Michelle Obama, an extraordinary woman. Congratulations to Amk for the amazing achievement of his daughter. Special credit to him for giving her the wings and allowing her to fly to her own destiny.

  10. January 17, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    GE TOD! Figured you guys would want to archive these handy lists 🙂

    https://twitter.com/goldman/lists/former-obama-wh-staff/members

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  11. January 17, 2017 at 7:27 pm

  12. January 17, 2017 at 7:31 pm

  13. 36 jacquelineoboomer
    January 17, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Has this been noted? Damn shame.

  14. 37 jacquelineoboomer
    January 17, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Just to amuse myself.

  15. 39 amk for obama
    January 17, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    British engineering giant Rolls-Royce will pay £671m to settle corruption cases with UK and US authorities.

    The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) found conspiracy to corrupt or failure to prevent bribery by Rolls-Royce in China, India and other markets.

    The firm apologised “unreservedly” for the cases spanning nearly 25 years.

    A UK court ruled the aerospace firm would pay £497m plus costs to the SFO, which conducted its biggest ever investigation into the firm.

    The SFO revealed 12 counts of conspiracy to corrupt or failure to prevent bribery in seven countries – Indonesia, Thailand, India, Russia, Nigeria, China and Malaysia.

    Rolls-Royce said it would also pay $170m (£141m) to the US Justice Department, and a further $26m (£21.5m) to Brazilian regulators.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38644114

    come friday, the corrupt needn’t worry any more.

  16. 40 amk for obama
    January 17, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    [IMG]http://i67.tinypic.com/f4mijc.png[/IMG]

    If only peeps were smarter back in nov.

  17. 47 mtmarilyn
    January 17, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Oh my, I just looked on my email and I got a thank you letter from PBO for writing a letter to him while he was in the White House. I cried all the Wayne’s thru it.

  18. January 17, 2017 at 8:37 pm

  19. 55 CEB
    January 17, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    The 2016 election was between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump; their names were on the ballot, not Barack Obama’s. So tired of all of these articles and interviewers who are blaming PBO for Hillary’s loss. Until the end they are unfair to him, placing their disappointment at his feet. This theme is in all of the interviews that were aired this past Sunday. I have sampled all of them and finally stopped watching. PBO won both of his elections with a clear mandate. In the face of great opposition he succeeded in so more areas than any other in recent history. Any so-called failures of his can be laid at the feet of an obstructive GOP, feckless Democrats, and a lazy electorate that kept sending Republicans to State Houses. If a white, male Republican president had accomplished only one of PBO’s landmark victories, they would be singing his praises forever and defending him against any criticism. So tired of these people who expect perfection, a unicorn, and a bag of gold at the end of the rainbow from the A-A president. Rant over.

    • 56 amk for obama
      January 17, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      an ungrateful and ungracious country to the end. it deserves what’s coming down the pike.

      • 57 Obama Grandmama
        January 17, 2017 at 8:55 pm

        Yes, but WE are part of the to be suffering class. Not fair! Dilemma, how to separate them from us so we don’t all suffer?

        • 58 amk for obama
          January 17, 2017 at 9:03 pm

          “The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” – Plato

          A piss poor 56% turnout in a crucial do-or-die election has its consequences.

  20. 59 CEB
    January 17, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    “… Hillary’s loss and DT’s unexpected victory.”

  21. 60 desertflower
    January 17, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    This guy doesn’t have a full deck. Elevator doesn’t go all the way to the top.

  22. 64 JER
    January 17, 2017 at 8:58 pm

  23. January 17, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    There’s a lot of stuff that’s going to happen this Friday. Stay tuned. We are the RESISTANCE.

  24. 67 Obama Grandmama
    January 17, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Spoke to my daughter living in Germany today on Skype. I am home from her wedding and she is back from her honeymoon. Her husband is from a three generation family that has worked for BMW. So there was a comment about DJT’s tweet about BMW. She said there is a complete change in attitude from Europeans in regards to Americans living in Europe now with the onset of the new President. I also witnessed it from taxi drivers and hotel workers when I was there a couple weeks ago. Many fearful questions about DJT. My group overwhelmingly expressed our own disdain about his presidency. The entire world is fearful (well maybe not Russia). Although while in Munich four in our group were in the lobby when we met a lady from Russia that taught English to Africans in Russia. One of our members asked her her opinion on Putin and she made a face and said she was not favorable towards him. We said we were not favorable towards Trump either. Then she said she really liked our President Obama and especially his wife, Michelle.
    I mentioned to my daughter that on one of my trips to Italy my Sister-in-Law and I were in a pension in the center of Florence. GW had just started his war in Iraq and we had to walk through protests against America each evening to get back to our pension. I also mentioned that on other trips my AK travel group would claim we were from AK and downplay the US part. My daughter replied that that did not work any more since people heard about Sarah Palin.

  25. 68 Bill R.
    January 17, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    In Oregon three of the five Congressional Reps are boycotting Trump’s inaugural, including our own Rep. Kurt Schrader here in Salem, Oregon. I’m proud of him. It’s a fairly evenly split district too. But lots of Latinos and Schrader really needs their vote.

  26. 71 desertflower
    January 17, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    This is what you do when you want to get someone awful by the people….UNDEMOCRATIC!

  27. 74 vcprezofan2
    January 17, 2017 at 9:32 pm

  28. 85 vcprezofan2
    January 17, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    I know Meta has given us this info more than once, but I don’t think it hurts to keep re-posting it when it crosses our path. 😉

    • January 17, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      vc, it bears repeating until we all get caught up. We need to get this right!

      • 87 vcprezofan2
        January 17, 2017 at 10:23 pm

        Hi Meta. I’m indeed crossing fingers and wishing that every Obama Admin follower will remember to adjust their ‘follows’.

    • 88 susanne
      January 18, 2017 at 4:26 am

      Thanks for posting this. Bad enough to have them all leaving office at the same time, but dropping out of communication too would be very hard. I’ve come to rely on so many good people in PBO’s administration for info, for insight, and for heart-lifting. Heart-lifting is heavy labor right now.

  29. 89 desertflower
    January 17, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Got awful sleep last night. Tossing, turning, fitful. Off to try again. See you all tomorrow:)

    • January 17, 2017 at 10:16 pm

      I hope by now you’re sound asleep but I sympathize. I haven’t had a good night’s sleep in a long time.

    • January 17, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      Same here, df. Did ‘ok’ for first couple hours, then tossed, turned, mind running full speed. Seldom get a good nights sleep. Only the few nights when I’ve taken codine cough medicine for my cough. Don’t want to get dependent.

  30. January 17, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    • January 17, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      THIS!!!!!!!! There’s WAAAAAAAAAAAY to many things that fit together perfectly, just like a jigsaw puzzle that was cut so all those pieces just lock into place. How many times have we heard “It will never happen in America.”? Guess what? It IS happening. Every.Day.
      What do we do? Is there anything we can do? 😦 😦 😦 😦

    • 94 Believe Again
      January 17, 2017 at 10:40 pm

      I still believe there is no way trump would have won this election even with the fake revelations of the FBI director without getting into the voting machines.

      • 96 Betsy
        January 17, 2017 at 10:56 pm

        I believe the same thing.

        • January 17, 2017 at 11:07 pm

          As do I. Even things like R’s being so insistent on letting “the people speak” and the new president choose the SC nominee. NOTHING will convince me that all of them didn’t know what the outcome was going to be. That points right back to the voting machines. It was too close in those battleground states. They all knew exactly how many votes he needed in all those states and they made it happen. Even tonight, reading on local pages and FB posts about how Lamar Alexander has handled the DeVos hearing today. They have planned to perfection how to get all these nominees through. The aim: to dismantle our government and have all the power and all the $$$$$$$$$.

          • 98 Believe Again
            January 17, 2017 at 11:57 pm

            Indeed! The same way trump got elected is how some republicans got elected or re-elected. However the current narrative is for the “common good” of all, at least that is why I think many who know the truth of the matter are keeping silent. Rep John Lewis knows this also but the man has been through too much for the freedoms of the nation to believe the “common good” excuse. He has probably heard that argument before too and just simply could not support what he knows was clearly fraudulent!

    • 101 globalcitizenlinda
      January 17, 2017 at 11:25 pm

      yes. but when will PBO post his last tweet this Friday?

      I suspect that he may post

      just before he goes to the ceremony. I don’t want to miss the very last one.

      then of course I will promptly unfollow … already reserved the new one & of course follow his original one from the first campaign

  31. January 17, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    I’ve got a question about twitter. What if we’ve sent a tweet to the Obamas or their administration in the past? For instance, if I had tweeted “@potus, you’re the best!” After January 20, if somebody was browsing my tweets and saw that, if they then clicked on the “@potus” in my tweet, would it default to “@potus44” and show that I was referring to PBO, instead of the illegitimate peeotus? I would be horrified if anybody misconstrued a tweet of mine to think that I was showing support of any kind for DJT.

    • 103 vcprezofan2
      January 17, 2017 at 11:49 pm

      I don’t know the answer to your question, but maybe the *date* on the tweet would/could clue in ‘anybody’ likely to misconstrue your tweet.

    • January 18, 2017 at 12:06 am

      it may be archived …

    • 105 FoxfireTX
      January 18, 2017 at 1:22 am

      Based on what’s been said, I think all of those past tweets get transferred to the POTUS44 account so would no longer show up with the POTUS account.

      • January 18, 2017 at 9:04 am

        I’m really hoping this is the case. I have very rarely mentioned PBO in any tweet, but I want to make certain there’s no connection to the peeotus. And vc, I know the date would clue in intelligent people, but I have no such confidence in djt’s supporters. I’ll just have to double-check after the fact to be absolutely certain.

  32. 107 JER
    January 17, 2017 at 11:28 pm


    petesouza – Snow angels. 2010.

  33. 110 JER
    January 17, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Snowstorm 2010. The President with Sasha and Malia.

    A post shared by Pete Souza (archived) (@petesouza44) on

  34. January 17, 2017 at 11:46 pm

  35. January 17, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    nice photos of the President …just being a dad

  36. January 17, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    Why are the Clinton’s attending the Inauguration…and should they

    • 115 jacquelineoboomer
      January 18, 2017 at 12:37 am

      Of course, as a matter of protocol, all previous presidents would be invited, not that this is a normal time. I personally think they decided to attend to show strength on Hillary’s part (if she didn’t attend, it could be said by Trump that she was crushed, weak, poor loser, etc., etc.). Also, not to be too unkind, Bill doesn’t like to miss a chance to be seen as previous Prez, in the lineup, in front of the whole world.

      On a personal note … although Trump has no emotions – at least detectable by humans – the rest of us can see it as a poke in his eye by Hillary. As in her saying I won the popular vote, everybody knows it, I’m not going away, and everybody here remembers the nasty things you said about me, not that you care, but they didn’t like it. That poke in the eye. Probably cathartic on that point alone for her.

      It’ll all be over in a flash and none of this will matter. I’m waiting to see the real POTUS and FLOTUS arrive on the platform, be seated, and then I will turn off the “show.”

  37. January 18, 2017 at 12:02 am

  38. 118 globalcitizenlinda
    January 18, 2017 at 12:08 am

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  42. January 18, 2017 at 12:21 am

    Be sure to listen for the part of the report that talks about the US troop deployment taking place in Europe ….requested by our NATO allies because they are afraid of a potential for Russian aggression…..

  43. January 18, 2017 at 12:22 am

    And, just wait until Trump angers them enough (coming soon, I assure you) that they decide it’s time the US paid its bills ….

  44. January 18, 2017 at 12:24 am

    More than ever, in_deed …..

  45. January 18, 2017 at 1:05 am

  46. 129 jacquelineoboomer
    January 18, 2017 at 1:22 am

  47. 130 FoxfireTX
    January 18, 2017 at 1:29 am

    Good evening TOD! Just a reminder, Uncle Joe gives his final foreign policy address some time today. Given he is in Davos, I suspect it will be early our time. I have not yet been able to find anything on it and would love to see if. Anyone else know?

  48. 133 jacquelineoboomer
    January 18, 2017 at 1:51 am

  49. 134 Linda
    January 18, 2017 at 4:23 am

    Bestsy Devos ( nominee for Sec of Education ) is Erik Prince ( Blackwater ) sister.

    Odd that this has not been mentioned at all in the media.

    • 135 susanne
      January 18, 2017 at 4:29 am

      media seems to have a new perspective on their responsibility to the republic, which is supposed to mean the public, not the republicans

      • 136 amk for obama
        January 18, 2017 at 5:44 am

        “responsibility to the republic, which is supposed to mean the public, not the republicans”

        niiiice.

  50. 137 amk for obama
    January 18, 2017 at 5:53 am

    By this time in 2008, the big names from the haute couture world were queuing up outside the White House for the privilege of showcasing their creations on the most charismatic and stylish of First Ladies, wife of America’s first black President.

    Here’s a little noticed curiosity (among the many oddities) of the current presidential transition process.

    The incoming First Lady is a former model who has retained all the glamour of the ramp.

    But on the subject of who’s offering their sartorial services to the wife of a billionaire who will represent the United States for at least the next four years there is radio silence.

    That became noticeable only because one designer has come out with an emphatic declaration of intent, and a negative one at that — Sophie Thealet, owner of an immigrant-origin family firm that occasionally provided clothes for Michelle Obama.

    In an open letter on November 17, she declared, To Whom it May Concern, that she would not ‘participate in dressing or associating in any way with the next First Lady.’

    This was, Ms Thealet wrote, on account of the racism, sexism and xenophobia of Melania Trump’s husband’s campaign, which were incompatible with the values of her company.

    //

    During her time in the White House, Michelle Obama took to another level the trend set by Jacqueline Kennedy of enabling the fashion industry to subtly monetise the sartorial choices of the First Lady.

    Ms Kennedy stuck to the conventional — Dior, Chanel — but her well-groomed look launched a thousand imitators.

    Ms Obama’s patronage of a range of edgy young designers brought excitement and flair to the First Lady’s wardrobe.

    She created a style uniquely her own, limiting her fashion advice to Ikram Goldman and her trendy boutique in Chicago and, later, to Meredith Koop, an Ikram employee.

    But implicit in her choices were social and political statements too.

    Names like Bibhu Mahapatra, Jason Wu, Prabal GurungNaeem Khan, Joseph Altuzarra and the many other couturiers who span the race, gender and LGBT spectrum in rainbow profusion suddenly found support from the Executive Residence of the White House.

    Ms Obama, vital and fit, was effortlessly able to carry off bold colours, ditzy patterns and unconventional cuts.

    http://www.rediff.com/getahead/report/mrs-trumps-fashion-challenges/20170118.htm

    • January 18, 2017 at 7:28 am

      GM, amk. It’s so wonderful to see you here. You add so much!!!!! Thanks for this link. I’ve read a few others along these lines. MO=a gift in numerous ways to many people. Bless her. Love her.

  51. 141 desertflower
    January 18, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Morning everyone:) The rest of the country is finally figuring out what we have known and appreciated for 8 extraordinary years:)

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/18/politics/obama-approval-rating-cnn-orc-poll/index.html

    Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama will leave office Friday with his highest approval rating since 2009, his presidency largely viewed as a success, and a majority saying they will miss him when he is gone.

    A new CNN/ORC poll finds Obama’s approval rating stands at 60%, his best mark since June of his first year in office. Compared with other outgoing presidents, Obama lands near the top of the list, outranked only by Bill Clinton’s 66% in January 2001 and Ronald Reagan’s 64% in January 1989. About two-thirds (65%) say Obama’s presidency was a success, including about half (49%) who say that was due to Obama’s personal strengths rather than circumstances outside his control.
    The complete CNN/ORC poll results
    Amid those glowing reviews, one-quarter of Americans (25%) say Obama is one of the nation’s greatest presidents, far outpacing the share who felt that way about other recent presidents as their terms ended (11% described Reagan that way, 10% Clinton, and 5% or fewer said so about either President Bush). Still, nearly as many (23%) call Obama a poor president, more than said so about Reagan, Clinton or the first president Bush, but well below the 46% who said George W. Bush was a poor president as he prepared to leave the White House.

    If they say 60%, it’s probably more like 80%…. I don’t care. It’s always been 110% for me. Damn it. I will miss him.

  52. 142 desertflower
    January 18, 2017 at 8:06 am

    By the way, I got a great night’s sleep last night because I took “Mother’s Little Helper”….that would be ZZZZQuil:) Liquid Benedryl. Non habit forming, tnmtngirl:) Try it! I can’t go 2 nights in a row with no sleep. So, if one night I’m rocking and rollin’….the next night I do a shooter:) Out like a light:)

    Another thought: For those of you worried about unfollowing the REAL POTUS (44) in time so as not to follow the FRAUD….Really????? You WILL know which one is which! 44 writings make sense. The other one writes like an incoherent 2nd grader, and praises himself for everything.You WILL KNOW!

  53. 144 desertflower
    January 18, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Dear Real Journalists,
    Read this and act accordingly.
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/the-case-for-not-being-crybabies

    Sincerely,
    America

  54. January 18, 2017 at 8:23 am

    THANK YOU, John Kerry.


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