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Pete Souza: Organized paperwork on the Resolute Desk, 2009.


124 Responses to “Classified”


  1. 1 idon
    May 15, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Pete Souza knows how to post the best shade evar. I love it.

    • 2 jacquelineoboomer
      May 15, 2017 at 10:24 pm

      I love it, too, as well!

      So does Nerdy!!!!! ❤

    • 3 99ts
      May 16, 2017 at 1:12 am

      He can keep this up for 40 years – what an amazing filing system he must have – instant access to the perfect photograph

  2. 4 Nerdy Wonka
    May 15, 2017 at 10:26 pm

  3. 5 amk for obama
    May 15, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    LOL. Sticking and turning it in.

  4. May 15, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    WOW. Just WOW.

  5. May 15, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Want to respond to another kind of White House wtf craziness:
    So did you hear the WH staff put a faux ‘Time’ cover on Trumputin’s desk for nefarious purposes? Want to point out:
    In FACT the possibility OF AN ICE AGE due to warming temps is NOT a hoax. The effects of a warming planet can go either way.
    Greenland melting at an unprecedented pace is a MAJOR possibility in the timeline of events. Scientific models suggest that as light fresh water from the melted Greenland ice cap hits the North Atlantic and pushes heavier salt waters of the warm Gulf Stream deeper down – the critical warming of Europe could end. That could cause the beginnings of an Ice Age or a major cold period, with severe winter weather impacting agriculture causing food shortages. The other (more likely) fallout from climate change is we’ll get hotter and hotter — with devastatingly catastrophic effects.

  6. 15 arapaho415
    May 15, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    GE TODville.

    DJT supporters are gonna cling to Benghazi! and emails! for as long as they live.

  7. 16 jacquelineoboomer
    May 15, 2017 at 11:19 pm

  8. May 15, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Dear friends, This is an awful night. I’m sharing something that should pick you up. Then, I’m turning in. Probably won’t sleep.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f_MGc8MJjk. Let me know what you think. Not even sure it will work. Don’t know how to embed.

  9. 23 amk for obama
    May 15, 2017 at 11:43 pm
  10. 24 jacquelineoboomer
    May 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm

  11. 27 jacquelineoboomer
    May 16, 2017 at 12:04 am

    And tomorrow Erdoğan visits the White House? What secrets will Trump reveal to him?

    Unbelievable.

  12. May 16, 2017 at 12:05 am

    And there you have it:

  13. 30 jacquelineoboomer
    May 16, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Goodnight, TODville and all the ships at sea!

    • 31 jacquelineoboomer
      May 16, 2017 at 12:28 am

      But, first, sent a poke in the eye to Graham. Never cared enough about him to “look into” his “military JAG officer” record, but that may be as false as he is. Anyway, here’s a poke in his eye:

  14. May 16, 2017 at 12:17 am

  15. May 16, 2017 at 12:22 am

    FACT …..

  16. May 16, 2017 at 12:40 am

    Awesomely Luvvie meets Michelle Obama.

    ‘I walked up to FLOTUS Shellie and said “Nice to meet you. I’m Luvvie” and then she gave me a huge hug that felt like peace and wisdom and sunshine. Her hug was all warm and heartful.”

    http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/2017/05/met-flotus-michelle-obama.html

  17. 37 No Child Left Behind
    May 16, 2017 at 12:41 am

  18. 41 No Child Left Behind
    May 16, 2017 at 12:42 am

  19. 42 No Child Left Behind
    May 16, 2017 at 12:46 am

  20. 43 No Child Left Behind
    May 16, 2017 at 12:47 am

  21. 44 No Child Left Behind
    May 16, 2017 at 12:49 am

    • 45 99ts
      May 16, 2017 at 1:18 am

      And therein is the real cause of concern. Those 6 fireflies in the jar do not understand intelligence let alone classified intelligence in any way whatsoever.

  22. 46 No Child Left Behind
    May 16, 2017 at 12:55 am

    The whole country!

  23. 47 No Child Left Behind
    May 16, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Maybe Manning will be kicked out after he pulls an Edward Snowden on the military. Unbelievable!

    • 48 idon
      May 16, 2017 at 5:08 am

      Sounds like she has an extremely valuable skill that counterintelligence counterintelligence needs

  24. 49 No Child Left Behind
    May 16, 2017 at 1:36 am

    I’ve never thought I would hear the word RUSSIAN so much in my life!

  25. May 16, 2017 at 2:18 am

    Clint Watts: Donald trump just betrayed America’s Intelligence Community.
    “When Donald Trump was elected, U.S. intelligence officials feared that allies would stop sharing critical intelligence information for fear that information might be passed on to Russia. European countries in particular rightfully worried their secrets would land in the hands of Vladimir Putin even as he meddled in their elections. Wednesday, it appears those fears were realized.”
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/05/15/donald-trump-just-betrayed-america-s-intelligence-community

  26. May 16, 2017 at 3:05 am

    Seriously.

    Go down the list.

    To my knowledge, Hatch hasn’t called for an Independent Special Prosecutor, so that means he’s colluding, thus guilty.

    Who doesn’t have ties to Russia and a future piece of the Exxon deal?

    Designated Suvivor is #19? #20? #WeNeedALongerList

  27. May 16, 2017 at 3:20 am

  28. 55 JER
    May 16, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

    • 56 No Child Left Behind
      May 16, 2017 at 8:06 am

      Good morning. TODVIlle.

      Meanwhile, in DC, The Donald just tweeted that he had the right to share classified info with Russia.

      Hold the door for all those sane people who will resign today because they are fed up with lying for Orange Man and see themselves thrown under the bus hours later.

      • 57 CEB
        May 16, 2017 at 8:33 am

        Everyone who worked with PBO remains proud of their service and grateful for a boss who was a true leader that treated them with respect, thoughtfulness and kindness. His staff reflected his values and his vision. They are protective of him personally and are in the trenches fighting to protect his legacy that made life better for millions.

    • 59 MadameSoph
      May 16, 2017 at 8:54 am

      Yay! This is so cool!

    • 60 arapaho415
      May 16, 2017 at 10:53 am

      GM JER.

      Thank you SO much — I’m in the LA area, and hadn’t hear this news.

      What good news, especially since there are more things named after Reagan than you can shake a stick at (including a local freeway 😦 ).

      Before clicking on the article, I thought “the Obama Freeway will be adjacent to Occidental College,” and I guessed correctly. 🙂

      I absolutely love this, especially since the Ventura Freeway is actually comprised of two freeway numbers (US Highway 101 and State Highway 134) — one of the reasons our freeway system is so darn confusing (a portion of US Highway 101 further south is also known as the Hollywood Freeway, until it turns into State Highway 170).

      So now, people traveling between Glendale and Pasadena won’t have to worry about which Ventura Freeway they’re on (SR 134), they’ll know they’re on the Obama Freeway. 😀

      From the article:
      “The proposal, which passed on a bipartisan vote of 34 to 1, now heads to the state Assembly.

      The author of the resolution, Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Canada Flintridge) said that the former president, who attended Occidental College from 1979 to 1981, ‘credits his time there as helping shape his future as president of the United States.”

      snip /

      “The portion of California 134 that runs between Interstate 210 and California 2 would be renamed the ‘President Barack H. Obama Highway’ under Portantino’s plan. Freeway signs with Obama’s name would be erected only after enough money from private donors is gathered.” (aside: another #GoFundMe project?)

  29. May 16, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Anyone that makes a statement on behalf of the 45’s WH should be prepared for it to be contradicted within the next minute to 24 hours….McMasters

  30. May 16, 2017 at 8:23 am

  31. May 16, 2017 at 8:26 am

  32. May 16, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Make Russia great again🙄

  33. May 16, 2017 at 8:31 am

  34. May 16, 2017 at 8:37 am

    LoL

  35. May 16, 2017 at 8:40 am

  36. 73 Allison
    May 16, 2017 at 8:47 am

  37. May 16, 2017 at 8:48 am

  38. 75 desertflower
    May 16, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Morning everyone. Something to make you smile. Thoughtful and well deserved:)

  39. 76 desertflower
    May 16, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Loose lips, sink ships. FYI, Jackass. Shoulda paid attention in school

    • 77 99ts
      May 16, 2017 at 9:04 am

      gm DF – great minds – those first 4 words were the first thing I thought when the wapo broke the latest news about the liar of the free world.

      • 78 desertflower
        May 16, 2017 at 9:17 am

        I was born AFTER that slogan was used, but I know what it means and why it was used. Too bad shitforbrains always thinks that everything is ALWAYS about him. Big downfall. Yuuuuuge! Morning, 99ts…hope you have a lovely day

        • 79 99ts
          May 16, 2017 at 9:29 am

          I thought it came from the English in WWI {before my time as well 🙂 } but wiki tells me it came from the US in WWII {just before my time}

          an American English idiom meaning “beware of unguarded talk”.
          The phrase originated on propaganda posters during World War II.[1] The phrase was created by the War Advertising Council[2] and used on posters by the United States Office of War Information.

          If I was president manbaby I would have blurted out the WWI origin without checking.

          Almost my bedtime. We had a lovely sunny late Autumn day – tomorrow forecast cold and wet – my sojourn at TOD, however, has taught me to be thankful we get rain, rather than snow.

          I will wake to the next installment of little foot in big mouth.

  40. 80 JER
    May 16, 2017 at 9:00 am

  41. 81 desertflower
    May 16, 2017 at 9:22 am

    • May 16, 2017 at 9:39 am

      Speaking of which, how secure are 45 and staff servers, email accounts, smart phones, etc.??? For someone who does what he wants with little to no thought of the consequences, do we really believe that they are using secure lines of communication?

  42. 84 desertflower
    May 16, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Thread

  43. 85 JER
    May 16, 2017 at 9:29 am

    • 86 amk for kenyan
      May 16, 2017 at 9:33 am

      stfu, axelrod. This has got nothing to do with Obama. This is all about a treasonous thug from treasonous thugs party.

      jeez, with ‘friends’ like these ….

  44. 87 desertflower
    May 16, 2017 at 9:35 am

  45. 88 desertflower
    May 16, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Shitforbrains is a useful idiot for the Russians AND the Republicans.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/mcconnell-makes-it-plain

    A few moments ago Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on cameras and gave a response to the Lavrov blockbuster which captured in two or three sentences the essential cynicism of the current Republican position on the moral and strategic implosion of the Trump presidency.

    Here is the quote.

    I read the Washington Post story and I read General McMasters response, which tends to refute the story, rebut the story. I think we could do with a little less drama from the White House on a lot of things so that we can focus on our agenda, which is deregulations, tax reform, repealing and replacing Obamacare.

    The cynicism is almost lapidary in its purity. ‘Yeah, sharing that classified intelligence was pretty bad. But let’s focus on the big picture which is tax reform.’ Or, ‘You sharing classified intelligence with Russia is only making Obamacare repeal that much harder.’

    People have been saying for months that establishment Republicans had decided that they’d let Trump do almost literally anything as long as he agreed to sign a big tax cut and help repeal Obamacare. And now McConnell, faced with the ultimate consequence of this moral desertion, is happy to say it out loud.

    • 89 desertflower
      May 16, 2017 at 9:59 am

      Fucking Turtle’s ass needs to be locked up, too. Too Much “Drama”….wtf!

      • May 16, 2017 at 10:35 am

        I think we know by now that most of the Republicans (McConnell, Ryan) are only interested in their agenda, they have put party ahead of country. If President Obama had released classified info to Russia the Republicans would have impeached him the minute it came to light. They wouldn’t be saying as President he has a right to release anything.

  46. 92 yardarm756
    May 16, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Good morning from the land of the “Useful Idiot”!

  47. 93 jacquelineoboomer
    May 16, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Good morning, TODville!

  48. 95 desertflower
    May 16, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Huh.

  49. 96 desertflower
    May 16, 2017 at 10:50 am

  50. 99 JER
    May 16, 2017 at 10:59 am

  51. 100 JER
    May 16, 2017 at 11:02 am

    If only.

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

  52. May 16, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Oh, this should be special.

    • 103 CEB
      May 16, 2017 at 11:09 am

      They think that McMasters will be able to intimidate and to provide impeccable cover for the shit show, but he compromised himself yesterday. I hope the reporters grow a pair and refuse to give him any slack.

  53. 104 donna dem 4 obama
    May 16, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Good Morning TOD

    By 16 point margin, 55/39, voters wish Barack Obama was still POTUS instead of Trump, including 13% of Trump voters

  54. 105 JER
    May 16, 2017 at 11:09 am


    LIVE NOW: Nancy Pelosi at Center for American Progress 2017 ideas – conferencehttp://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-3?cid=share_twitter_widget

  55. 107 JER
    May 16, 2017 at 11:14 am

  56. May 16, 2017 at 11:37 am

    • May 16, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      McMaster’s “Holy appropriate” meme is embarrassing.
      Trumputin is a treasonous bully with a big gob & the Source he threw under the bus may now be dead.
      By surrounding himself with his international business “friends” — the Dicktraitor thinks he will be saved.
      VIsiting the Vatican will not absolve him either.

  57. 111 57andfemale
    May 16, 2017 at 11:43 am

    • May 16, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      Putin himself made Trumputin an offer he couldn’t refuse — to meet with the Russians in the Oval Office.
      How can we owe Putin ANYTHING AT ALL after his act of war on our election?
      “If any foreign government harbored lingering illusions about the administration’s ability to protect any information, including sensitive but non-intelligence matters like future foreign-policy initiatives or military deployments, they no longer do. They will be even more apprehensive about sharing sensitive information of any kind”. (from Atlantic)
      Why is the Russian Mafia running our country?
      How Long?

  58. May 16, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Ben has speaking out often in the last couple of days.

  59. May 16, 2017 at 11:50 am

  60. May 16, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Drat

  61. May 16, 2017 at 12:45 pm


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