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  1. 1 carla4obama
    February 11, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Our Beautiful. intelligent, graceful, kind FLOTUS…forever!

  2. 3 Judith Fardig
    February 11, 2017 at 11:41 am

    OMG – so gorgeous and MISSED! Congrats, Carla!

  3. 4 CEB
    February 11, 2017 at 11:55 am

    So beautiful, graceful and kind. This is one of my favorite outfits and that day one of my favorite of her many events.

  4. 6 ydavis00
    February 11, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Here is a brief survey from Forest of the Rain productions asking about the DeVos cabinet appointment.
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BLFN57N

  5. 7 ydavis00
    February 11, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    We are still the “best organizers on the planet” let’s stay at it.

  6. 9 mtmarilyn
    February 11, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Such a beautiful gracious lady. She is missed.

    Good morning everyone.

  7. February 11, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    The World’s Top Chef Is America’s Mathew Peters:

    Mathew Peters has accomplished the impossible. Last week, he won the prestigious Bocuse d’Or international cooking competition in Lyon, France. While most Americans have never heard of the Bocuse d’Or, it is a major event in the culinary world and the results are taken quite seriously in Europe and across Scandinavia. The United States has never finished higher than second place in the 30 years since the competition began….But the Bocuse d’Or is not just a cooking competition—it is a test of both physical and mental fortitude. Peters and his deputy, Harrison Turone, had five hours and 35 minutes to create two elaborate platters in an arena full of spectators who spent most of the allotted time screaming, singing, and blowing horns. A lot can go wrong when you’re expected to create beautiful and delicious dishes in front of your cooking heroes. (No sweat, right?) But Peters and Turone were able to pull it off and top the 23 other teams in the competition. The Daily Beast asked chef Peters to keep a diary of his gold medal-winning week—from workouts at the gym to the little things that made a big difference to how it felt when the medal was won:

  8. February 11, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Good morning and Happy weekend, TOD!

    “There are those of us who can’t go a morning without a cup of coffee. Then there are those who require a portable espresso maker. We picked a recent trip to California for a few days of trailer camping as a perfect time to test what turned out to be a marvel of caffeine delivery, the Handpresso Auto. About the size of a water bottle and just under two pounds, the Handpresso Auto is perfectly portable, all the more so thanks to a power cord that coils neatly around the body and a plug that hides in a recess. (The airport security officer who pulled it from our carry-on – upon hearing our explanation – simply offered a wry smile, saying, “Can’t live without it, right?”).

    The Handpresso Auto is simple to use – even simpler than a fair number of tabletop units we’ve seen.

    …The Handpresso Auto is simple to use – even simpler than a fair number of tabletop units we’ve seen. The routine goes like this:

    ……When you’re ready, flip the unit upside down, hold it over a cup, push the button on the side and, with a hiss as the pressure releases, you’re rewarded with a shot of steaming black gold that’s just hot enough to drink. The flavor is smooth, rich, and tasty.”

  9. February 11, 2017 at 12:45 pm

  10. February 11, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    😆 😆 😆

    • 14 whenpamelawandered
      February 11, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      #presidentbannon should look so good! Ratings will be off the charts, to the moon and back – twitter will crash, again

  11. 15 Nena20409
    February 11, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Hello TOD.
    Thanks for being here, TOD 🙂

  12. 17 Nena20409
    February 11, 2017 at 1:10 pm

  13. 20 Nena20409
    February 11, 2017 at 1:11 pm

  14. 22 Jey
    February 11, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Wow … MO looks stunning. Simply simply gorgeous. Inside and out. Thank you for all that you have done for us.

    PBO looks gorgeous. He looks younger, very relaxed. I am sure he is taking a break from his 2 and 3 piece suits 🙂

    So nice to see their pictures again.

  15. 23 Nena20409
    February 11, 2017 at 1:12 pm

  16. 24 Nena20409
    February 11, 2017 at 1:19 pm

  17. 26 Nena20409
    February 11, 2017 at 1:23 pm

  18. 27 Nena20409
    February 11, 2017 at 1:28 pm

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  20. 30 Nena20409
    February 11, 2017 at 1:38 pm

  21. 31 Nena20409
    February 11, 2017 at 1:39 pm

  22. 33 Nena20409
    February 11, 2017 at 1:54 pm

  23. February 11, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    I am much saner and smarter hanging here, with all of you, than that cesspool Facebook has become…

  24. 36 Nena20409
    February 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm

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  26. 40 Nena20409
    February 11, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Let him try it and the Patriots will see a Lawsuit like Never before.

    • 41 CEB
      February 11, 2017 at 4:45 pm

      This petty, insecure fool has to have all of the adulation. Well, he better learn to be happy with the minority who voted for him and the few opportunistic suck-ups that surround him. So glad that these players refuse to be used to prop up this whiny child. There were several who refused to come for such events when PBO hosted them, but he kept it moving, never mentioned nor cared about whoever was not there. These players probably have million dollar contracts and they are not going anywhere. I hope the team owners do not think that they can take this literally and demand that the players show up; I do not think that this will work out for them very well.

  27. February 11, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    If you’ve watched the first two seasons of American Crime (created by John Ridley), you know it’s no holds barred. The 3rd season focuses on labor and immigration and it couldn’t be more timely.

  28. February 11, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    ❤💕❤💕😍👍👏. All the posts about town halls,marches, Ashley Biden……even a video of our forever #44. ❤😍💕

  29. 49 desertflower
    February 11, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    HA!

  30. 50 desertflower
    February 11, 2017 at 2:53 pm

  31. 51 desertflower
    February 11, 2017 at 2:54 pm

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  33. 54 Nena20409
    February 11, 2017 at 3:07 pm

  34. 58 Nena20409
    February 11, 2017 at 3:19 pm

  35. 60 Nena20409
    February 11, 2017 at 3:29 pm

  36. 61 Nena20409
    February 11, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    But Anger Directed at a Cause, followed by Action is Fantastic!

  37. 62 Nena20409
    February 11, 2017 at 4:11 pm

  38. 63 Nena20409
    February 11, 2017 at 4:29 pm

  39. 64 Nena20409
    February 11, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    • February 11, 2017 at 5:21 pm

      Update: There was around 200 of his constituents outside his local office yesterday from 4:00-5:00. It was totally peaceful and organized. An announcement went out early yesterday that they would take donations for ALS. He lost his brother-in-law earlier this week to ALS. Someone from his office came out after awhile and said anyone who wishes to meet with him must make an appointment online. He will NOT hold a town hall or even meet with a group. Only one to one. Can you say COWARD? He has been the rep here since 1988 and his father was before him. All three local TV stations were there and did a story and two newspapers also. I had planned on going but turned out I couldn’t make it work. 😦 Just glad there was a good turnout btw, this has been covered on MSNBC on a couple of shows and also on CNN. He really stepped in it big time, but of course, doesn’t care. He’s not there to serve anyone who doesn’t agree with him.

      Learned this week that there is a “young” hometown guy who has returned after 22 years in the Navy, submariner, who is very seriously considering running against him. Fingers crossed!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 66 sherijr
      February 11, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      wow I cannot believe all of the name calling these reps are doing. We’re all radicals if we disagree with them/ 45. Does anyone remember President Obama calling Americans or anyone names when they disagreed with him? I don’t even remember Democratic reps calling tea-party protesters names. This is so cowardly and indecent of them all.

  40. 70 JER
    February 11, 2017 at 5:08 pm

  41. 75 desertflower
    February 11, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Creep factor.

  42. 80 desertflower
    February 11, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    AHHHH!

  43. February 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    YIKES

    • 82 jacquelineoboomer
      February 11, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      Frightening as hell.

      • February 11, 2017 at 7:21 pm

        I was only half-joking the other day when I said sometimes I feel like I need to look out the window when I wake up in the morning to make sure the GGBridge is still there.

        • 84 jacquelineoboomer
          February 11, 2017 at 7:27 pm

          It’s definitely playing with our minds, in this country. We’re starting to get into the “can’t live without fear” stage – and some already are, of course. The fear balloon just keeps moving from one topic to the other.

          And I hope you will never know a time when the glorious view of the GGBridge is in your sights, each morning.

          • February 11, 2017 at 7:32 pm

            It’s definitely some kind of PTSD, shell shock or something. We’re in a perpetual state of uncertainty because he’s a complete madman. It’s abuse.

            • 86 jacquelineoboomer
              February 11, 2017 at 7:35 pm

              And it’s happening to the young and old and those in between. Only those not paying any attention are able to escape it, in my view.

            • 87 desertflower
              February 11, 2017 at 7:58 pm

              I posted this, this morning. Just fits.

              Take this Andrew Sullivan piece as you will, I just thought this hit the nail on the head.

              http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/02/andrew-sullivan-the-madness-of-king-donald.html

              Then there is the obvious question of the president’s mental and psychological health. I know we’re not supposed to bring this up — but it is staring us brutally in the face. I keep asking myself this simple question: If you came across someone in your everyday life who repeatedly said fantastically and demonstrably untrue things, what would you think of him? If you showed up at a neighbor’s, say, and your host showed you his newly painted living room, which was a deep blue, and then insisted repeatedly — manically — that it was a lovely shade of scarlet, what would your reaction be? If he then dragged out a member of his family and insisted she repeat this obvious untruth in front of you, how would you respond? If the next time you dropped by, he was still raving about his gorgeous new red walls, what would you think? Here’s what I’d think: This man is off his rocker. He’s deranged; he’s bizarrely living in an alternative universe; he’s delusional. If he kept this up, at some point you’d excuse yourself and edge slowly out of the room and the house and never return. You’d warn your other neighbors. You’d keep your distance. If you saw him, you’d be polite but keep your distance.

              I think this is a fundamental reason why so many of us have been so unsettled, anxious, and near panic these past few months. It is not so much this president’s agenda. That always changes from administration to administration. It is that when the linchpin of an entire country is literally delusional, clinically deceptive, and responds to any attempt to correct the record with rage and vengeance, everyone is always on edge.

              There is no anchor any more. At the core of the administration of the most powerful country on earth, there is, instead, madness.

              • February 11, 2017 at 9:39 pm

                I’d ask the police to 5150 him.

              • 89 idon
                February 12, 2017 at 1:08 am

                Yes I read it. Excellent piece. Should be read a couple of times at different times. This is one of the things I miss about holding a real newspaper in front of me. You could enjoy it like a juicy steak, relishing every morsel.

    • 90 desertflower
      February 11, 2017 at 7:10 pm

      Another man child plays with dangerous things…

    • February 11, 2017 at 7:19 pm

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  46. 96 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    She should be locked for life!

    • 97 arapaho415
      February 11, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      GE NCLB.

      Locked up for life?

      She shouldn’t have voted, but she may be deported to a country she hasn’t seen since she was an infant.

      Dissenting opinion:

      • 98 idon
        February 12, 2017 at 1:38 am

        Here’s the problem with this case. Mrs. Ortega has been here since she was an infant and a legal resident. If she was attempting to vote illegally why didn’t she vote in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010. I think her voting illegally is related to a GOP Texas Latino outreach strategy, which means the Republicans were willing to do anything including this woman in harm’s way to get their desired outcome. I don’t think she had any idea what she was doing..

        • 99 idon
          February 12, 2017 at 1:40 am

          “including PUT this woman . . .”

        • 100 arapaho415
          February 12, 2017 at 2:20 am

          I think you’re right that she had no idea what she was doing.

          This article indicates that she cast a ballot five times between 2005 and 2014 (confused about this, since she apparently voted for DJT last year).

          “Rosa Maria Ortega, 37, was convicted in Fort Worth this week on two felony counts of illegal voting over allegations that she improperly cast a ballot five times between 2005 and 2014. Her attorney, Clark Birdsall, said Ortega was a U.S. permanent resident who mistakenly thought she was eligible to vote.”

          She was convicted by a jury, even though her attorney, “Birdsall said the Texas attorney general’s office had agreed to leniency in exchange for Ortega testifying to lawmakers about illegal voting, but said Tarrant County District Attorney Sharon Wilson quashed those talks.”

          If this is true, then TX was willing to impose a less strict penalty than Tarrant County.

          The article says this too:
          “The sentence was stark — voting fraud convictions many times result in probation. Tarrant County prosecutors say jurors made clear they value voting rights, but Birdsall said he believes Ortega would have fared better in a county with fewer ‘pro-Trump’ attitudes.”

  47. 101 jacquelineoboomer
    February 11, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    From the heartfelt letter by a priest (and former refugee) to Trump:

    “Yes! I am a refugee. I am an American and I have made America great in my own way for the 42 years since I was granted asylum in this great country. But now, I would like to relinquish my U.S. citizenship and ask that you grant it to a Syrian refugee. I am certain that they, like all refugees, will not squander this gift of life. I believe they will also ‘make America great,’ alongside your children and grandchildren. I will ask my religious leader to grant me permission to continue my mission in one of the seven banned Muslim-majority countries on your list of people barred from entering the U.S. In this, I ask your blessing. I continue to keep you, your family, your administration and our nation in my prayers.”

  48. February 11, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Yesterday I shared a link for a LTE guest columnist about Rep. Duncan belittling his contituents. Know some of you saw it. It was excellent. Here’s an oped from today’s paper, also excellent. And, as I mentioned earlier in this thread, all three TV stations were present for the protest yesterday–“Kookfest”–is what we called it. 🙂 It was also the lead story on the front page of today’s paper, big bold headlines with pictures.

    Here’s the oped from today: http://www.knoxnews.com/story/opinion/columnists/2017/02/11/david-patterson-duncans-dismissal-some-constituents-troubling/97742082/. Remember, Duncan only wants “one to one” meetings. Well, the man who wrote this has actually had two “one to one” meetings with Duncan. Don’t miss this. Guy does a top-notch job of poking Duncan and making him look ‘little’ and like the coward and hypocrite he is.

  49. 107 desertflower
    February 11, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Comment here is right on point. EVERY TIME. MAKE THEM OWN THIS!

    This needs to happen every time twitler makes a false statement. That these Senators sat in silence while he said it is outrageous. Good for Weintraub for calling his bullshit.

    Everyone in a position of power or the media needs to demand evidence for everyone of his claims. In public and don’t stop. Murder rate highest it’s ever been? Show us your documented facts to prove this. Mexico is going to pay for the wall? Show us the signed agreement.

    And so on and so forth….

    And it needs to be tied to the Republicans every time. Do they agree with his statements? Do they have the facts to back it up? What are they going to do to stop his incessant lying. Ask publicly and redirect them every time they try to slither around it.

    Shitgibbon, indeed.

  50. 108 desertflower
    February 11, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    May I just say that the dress FLOTUS (forever) is wearing, has always been one of my all time favorites. It looks like a work of art to me and she wears it beautifully:)

    • 109 jacquelineoboomer
      February 11, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Yes, you may. ❤

      • 110 desertflower
        February 11, 2017 at 9:01 pm

        She makes the dress. Both of them are beautiful:)

        • 111 susanne
          February 11, 2017 at 10:27 pm

          May I just add that she looks especially radiant when in Hawaii? 🙂 I look forward to seeing her relaxed and lovely self, dressed however she wants to be dressed, and doing whatever she wants to do. Frankly, if I’d been to all the formal events she’s graced over the past 8 years, I’d for sure never wear high heeled shoes again!

  51. 112 desertflower
    February 11, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Well, damn! That news just shocks the hell outta me.

  52. 113 amk for obama
    February 11, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    oh great, now we have a dick waver from north and a dick waver from north.

  53. 116 whenpamelawandered
    February 11, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    http://www.interestingshit.com/nature/good-news-stories/
    Thanks, Obama! ❤👊🏼👏🏼🌹🙏🏻❤

  54. 117 jacquelineoboomer
    February 11, 2017 at 9:08 pm

  55. 118 whenpamelawandered
    February 11, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    🎵💱🎶 It’s mah moolah, and I’ll spend where I want to, 🎶🎵 💲anywhere I want to… la la LaLa ..🎶💱🎵

  56. 120 desertflower
    February 11, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    THIS

  57. February 11, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    A friend of mine posted this on Facebook

    This is long but worth the time to read…
    When a Facebook friend told Scott Mednick, “We suffered for 8 years. Now it’s your turn.” Scott wrote a brilliant response asking how exactly his friend, a Trump supporter, had suffered under Obama.
    Scott’s reply:
    “I am surprised you would wish suffering upon me. That of course is your right, I suppose. I do not wish harm on anyone. Your statement seems to continue an ‘US v THEM’ mentality. The election is over. It is important to get past campaigning and campaign rhetoric and get down to what is uniting not dividing and what is best for ALL Americans.
    There will never be a President who does everything to everyone’s liking. There are things President Obama (and President Clinton) did that I do not like and conversely there are things I can point to that the Presidents Bush did that I agree with. So I am not 100% in lock step with the outgoing President but have supported him and the overall job he did.
    And, if you recall, during the Presidential Campaign back in 2008 the campaign was halted because of the “historic crisis in our financial system.” Wall Street bailout negotiations intervened in the election process. The very sobering reality was that there likely could be a Depression and the world financial markets could collapse. The United States was losing 800,000 jobs a month and was poised to lose at least 10 million jobs the first year once the new President took office. We were in an economic freefall. So let us recall that ALL of America was suffering terribly at the beginning of Obama’s Presidency.
    But I wanted to look back over the last 8 years and ask you a few questions. Since much of the rhetoric before Obama was elected was that he would impose Sharia Law, Take Away Your Guns, Create Death Panels, Destroy the Economy, Impose Socialism and, since you will agree that NONE of this came to pass,
    I was wondering:
    Why have you suffered so?
    So let me ask:
    Gays and Lesbians can now marry and enjoy the benefits they had been deprived of. Has this caused your suffering?
    When Obama took office, the Dow was 6,626. Now it is 19,875. Has this caused your suffering?
    We had 82 straight months of private sector job growth – the longest streak in the history of the United States. Has this caused your suffering?
    Especially considering where he the economy was when he took over, an amazing 11.3 million new jobs were created under President Obama (far more than President Bush). Has this caused your suffering?
    Obama has taken Unemployment from 10% down to 4.7%. Has this caused your suffering?
    Homelessness among US Veterans has dropped by half. Has this caused your suffering?
    Obama shut down the US secret overseas prisons. Has this caused your suffering?
    President Obama has created a policy for the families of fallen soldiers to have their travel paid for to be there when remains are flown home. Has this caused your suffering?
    We landed a rover on Mars. Has this caused your suffering?
    He passed the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Has this caused your suffering?
    Uninsured adults has decreased to below 10%: 90% of adults are insured – an increase of 20 Million Adults. Has this caused your suffering?
    People are now covered for pre-existing conditions. Has this caused your suffering?
    Insurance Premiums increased an average of $4,677 from 2002-2008, an increase of 58% under Bush. The growth of these
    insurance premiums has gone up $4,145 – a slower rate of increase. Has this caused your suffering?
    Obama added Billions of dollars to mental health care for our Veterans. Has this caused your suffering?
    Consumer confidence has gone from 37.7 to 98.1 during Obama’s tenure. Has this caused your suffering?
    He passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Has this caused your suffering?
    His bi-annual Nuclear Summit convinced 16 countries to give up and destroy all their loose nuclear material so it could not be stolen. Has this caused your suffering?
    He saved the US Auto industry. American cars sold at the beginning of his term were 10.4M and upon his exit 17.5M. Has this caused your suffering?
    The deficit as a percentage of the GDP has gone from 9.8% to 3.2%. Has this caused your suffering?
    The deficit itself was cut by $800 Billion Dollars. Has this caused your suffering?
    Obama preserved the middle class tax cuts. Has this caused your suffering?
    Obama banned solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons. Has this caused your suffering?
    He signed Credit Card reform so that rates could not be raised without you being notified. Has this caused your suffering?
    He outlawed Government contractors from discriminating against LGBT persons. Has this caused your suffering?
    He doubled Pell Grants. Has this caused your suffering?
    Abortion is down. Has this caused your suffering?
    Violent crime is down. Has this caused your suffering?
    He overturned the scientific ban on stem cell research. Has this caused your suffering?
    He protected Net Neutrality. Has this caused your suffering?
    Obamacare has extended the life of the Medicare insurance trust fund (will be solvent until 2030). Has this caused your suffering?
    President Obama repealed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Has this caused your suffering?
    He banned torture. Has this caused your suffering?
    He negotiated with Syria to give up its chemical weapons and they were destroyed. Has this caused your suffering?
    Solar and Wind Power are at an all time high. Has this caused your suffering?
    High School Graduation rates hit 83% – an all time high. Has this caused your suffering?
    Corporate profits are up by 144%. Has this caused your suffering?
    He normalized relations with Cuba. Has this caused your suffering?
    Reliance on foreign oil is at a 40 year low. Has this caused your suffering?
    US Exports are up 28%. Has this caused your suffering?
    He appointed the most diverse cabinet ever. Has this caused your suffering?
    He reduced the number of troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Has this caused your suffering?
    Yes, he killed Osama Bin Laden and retrieved all the documents in his possession for analysis. Perhaps THIS caused your suffering?
    From an objective standpoint it would appear that the last 8 years have seen some great progress and we were saved from a financial collapse. Things are not perfect. Things can always be better. We are on much better footing now than we were in 2008.
    I look forward to understanding what caused you to suffer so much under Obama these last 8 years.”
    Copy & paste to share

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  60. 127 desertflower
    February 11, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Bingo.

  61. 128 desertflower
    February 11, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Sweet

  62. 131 desertflower
    February 11, 2017 at 9:46 pm

  63. 136 globalcitizenlinda
    February 11, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Interesting NAACP Image Awards!


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