169 Responses to “The Michelle Obama Effect”


  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    September 1, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Hi Ms NerdyM. Thank you & hoping you, and your family and friends, are dry.

  2. 8 ydavis00
    September 1, 2017 at 2:25 pm

  3. 9 ydavis00
    September 1, 2017 at 2:28 pm

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    September 1, 2017 at 2:29 pm

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    September 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

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    September 1, 2017 at 2:36 pm

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    September 1, 2017 at 2:37 pm

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    September 1, 2017 at 2:38 pm

  9. 16 ydavis00
    September 1, 2017 at 2:47 pm

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    September 1, 2017 at 2:55 pm

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    September 1, 2017 at 2:58 pm

  12. September 1, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    I have been telling folks..
    The MSM and a lot of Dems don’t understand..

    IT’S A NEW DAY

    This isn’t 2000.
    This isn’t even 2004, after Shrub lied us into TWO WARS.

    It’s a whole other day, and those of us on this side are thinking entire differently.
    We have no phucks to give. And, we aren’t interesting in finding any.

    We aren’t just against Dolt45 because he’s GOP.
    We find him disgusting AS A HUMAN BEING..
    And, he offends our very senses.

    AND.we have the 8 years of receipts from the GOP obstruction of 44, and don’t want to hear ANYTHING about ‘finding common ground’.

    THERE.IS.NO.COMMON.GROUND.

    So, go ahead, California. Light.her.azz.up!!

  13. September 1, 2017 at 3:17 pm

  14. 23 whenpamelawandered
    September 1, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Alt Natl Park Service

    A continuous list of the Trump administrations on going attack on the environment and wildlife. This timeline is long and will explain why our coalition exists. Please comment below with any recommended additions or changes.
    • On January 20th, Trump silenced the National Park Service from using social media.
    • On January 20th, National Park Service starts a “resistance” movement on social media accounts.
    • On January 24th, Trump issues several memoranda aiming to hasten permitting from the Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines.
    • On February 1st, U.S. Senate confirms ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state.
    • On February 16th, Trump signs a joint resolution passed by Congress revoking the U.S. Department of the Interior’s “Stream Protection Rule.” The stream protection rule, which prevented mining companies dumping their waste into streams, is axed under the Congressional Review Act.
    • On February 17th, U.S. Senate confirms Scott Pruitt as the head of the U.S. EPA. In his prior role as Oklahoma’s attorney general, Pruitt frequently sued the EPA over its regulations, notably leading a 27-state lawsuit against the Clean Power Plan.
    • February 28th, President Trump issues an executive order formally asking the EPA to review the “Waters of the United States” rule.
    • On March 2, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spends his first day on the job rescinding an Obama-era prohibition of lead ammunition on federal lands and waters. Also, the EPA, Scott Pruitt, canceled a requirement for reporting methane emissions.
    • On March 7th, EPA’s Office of Science and Technology removed the word “science” from its mission statement.
    • On March 9th, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt stated that carbon dioxide’s role in the Earth’s changing climate remains unclear.
    • March 13th, White House releases its first preliminary budget under Trump. The budget outlines deep cuts to U.S. science and environmental agencies
    • On March 16th, the Trump administration proposed a 13 percent budget cut to the Park Service funding. These budget cuts would lose 1,242 full-time equivalents (FTE) staff, leading to significant challenges at almost every park.
    • On March 28th, Trump issued an executive order charging the DOI with reviewing rules for oil and gas drilling inside the boundaries of our national park sites. Trump’s executive order also made the EPA start the process of rewriting the clean power plan.
    • On March 29th, Against the advice of the EPA’s chemical safety experts, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt rejects a decade-old petition asking that the EPA ban all use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. Research suggests that chlorpyrifos may be associated with brain damage in children and farm workers, even at low exposures.
    • On March 29th, Ryan Zinke, the interior secretary, revoked the freeze and review on new coal leases on public lands.
    • April 3rd, Overturned a ban on hunting of predators in Alaskan wildlife refuges. Including the hunting of bear cubs in and around their dens.
    • April 5th, the trump administration withdrew guidance from federal agencies to include greenhouse gas emissions in environmental reviews.
    • On April 7th, staff members at EPA’s headquarters who specialized in climate change adaptation have been reassigned.
    • Rolled back limits on toxic discharge from power plants into public waterways.
    • On April 16th, Trump issued an executive order calling on the DOI to reopen its five-year plan for offshore drilling.
    • On April 19th, An Interior Department official updates the department’s climate change website, deleting much of its content in the process.
    • On April 22nd, Scientist March on Washington, voicing support for science’s role in society.
    • On April 26th, Trump instructs Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review as many as 40 national monuments created since 1996 to determine if any of Trump’s three predecessors exceeded their authority when protecting large tracts of already-public land under the Antiquities Act of 1906.
    • On April 27th, the EPA delayed a lawsuit over a rule regulating airborne mercury emissions from power plants.
    • On April 28th, EPA scrubs climate change from their website.
    • On May 5th, the EPA dismisses several members of the Board of Scientific Counselors.
    • On June 1st, the U.S. pulls out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
    • On June 8th, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Wednesday ordered a review of an Obama administration conservation plan to protect the greater sage grouse to determine if that plan interferes with Trump administration efforts to increase energy production on federal lands.
    • On June 12th, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended that Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah’s red rock country be shrunk by President Trump.
    • On June 26th, the administration called for the repeal of the Clean Water Rule.
    • On July 6th, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved a permit that would allow Dominion Energy, to build 17 enormous transmission towers near Colonial National Historical Park, the site of the United States first English colony.
    • On July 19th, the DOI called for re-examinationtion of rules that protect bears and wolves in national preserves in Alaska from egregious hunting methods, including baiting bears with grease-soaked donuts and killing mother bears with their cubs.
    • On August 7th, The DOI relaxes aspects of sage grouse protection to help with the Trump administration’s efforts to increase energy production on federal lands.
    • On August 22nd, the trump administration has suspended a study of health risks to residents who live near mountaintop removal coal mine sites in the Appalachian Mountains……

    • 24 whenpamelawandered
      September 1, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      My heart is breaking, it really is.. There will be nothing left, nothing.

      National Alert:
      On August 28th Susan LaPierre, co-chair of the National Rifle Association’s Women’s Leadership Forum and wife of NRA Executive Director Wayne LaPierre, has landed a seat on the National Park Foundation’s board of directors. None of the four appointments were announced in a release by either the Interior Department or Park Foundation. Mrs. LaPierre’s was appointment by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Early last month the Interior Department had ordered the National Park Service to reconsider wildlife regulations at odds with hunting and trapping regulations enforced by the state of Alaska. The National Park Service raised serious concerns in late June over a bill backed by the National Rifle Association, but they were disregarded entirely by the agency’s overseer, the Department of the Interior(Ryan Zinke). The NRA has sought to align itself closely with Interior officials. The gun rights group forcefully advocated for Ryan Zinke, a Montana Congressman, to lead the department when he was nominated by President Trump. After he was confirmed by the Senate, the NRA called the appointment “good news for gun owners.”

  15. 25 whenpamelawandered
    September 1, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Happy 99th birthday Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the Apollo 11 mission

    Born: August 26, 1918 in White Sulphur Springs, WV

    Watch the brilliant mathematician discuss her accomplishments: http://bit.ly/2w9emp5

  16. 27 Nena20409
    September 1, 2017 at 3:42 pm

  17. September 1, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    • 29 Nena20409
      September 1, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      Congrats, Serena.
      I heard that she went in to labor on Wednesday. She was induced on Thursday. On Sept 1st, 2017, The Queen of Tennis is a Mom at 35yo. I am so happy for her.

  18. 30 Nena20409
    September 1, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    GA, TOD.
    Hello VC and Congrats for your Golden Gem ⭐
    Thanks for a New Post, NW……wishing You & Yours well.

  19. 32 Nena20409
    September 1, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Hmm?

  20. 39 JER
    September 1, 2017 at 4:02 pm

  21. 43 Nena20409
    September 1, 2017 at 4:03 pm

  22. 44 Nena20409
    September 1, 2017 at 4:10 pm

  23. 49 Nena20409
    September 1, 2017 at 4:15 pm

  24. 51 Nena20409
    September 1, 2017 at 4:19 pm

  25. 52 Nena20409
    September 1, 2017 at 4:24 pm

  26. 53 Nena20409
    September 1, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Hmm?
    I hope that our Tax $$ are not paying for his retirement.

  27. 54 Nena20409
    September 1, 2017 at 4:43 pm

  28. 56 Nena20409
    September 1, 2017 at 5:03 pm

  29. 57 Nena20409
    September 1, 2017 at 5:06 pm

  30. 58 Nena20409
    September 1, 2017 at 5:15 pm

  31. 60 arapaho415
    September 1, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    GA/GE TODville.

    As a supplement to the smoke that was spewing from the chimney of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco (and as an addendum to the conversation with GGail and Meta on the previous thread re: how FRIGGING HOT it is in CA today [and for the past few days] — thankfully the radio tells me that today is the peak day of the heat waves):

    From Meta’s Twitter timeline:

  32. 61 arapaho415
    September 1, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    More on CA heat wave… I’ve been to SF when the thermometer has hovered around 100F, and it can be miserable, since the places I’ve been to didn’t have air conditioning (it’s been awhile, so this may have changed).

    And IIRC it’s always been in September when its been this hot there:

    High where I am was “only” 102F (cooling down just a bit now).

    And Queen Elizabeth has issued a statement re: Hurricane Harvey:

  33. 64 JER
    September 1, 2017 at 7:12 pm

  34. September 1, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    MY POTUS

  35. September 1, 2017 at 7:58 pm

  36. September 1, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Hmm……..Must be set your Russian Embassy on Fire Day?

  37. September 1, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Seriously, there are no words for this pathetic lazy chump.

    • 69 desertflower
      September 1, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      No wonder he’s so damn stupid! Honestly, he needs to get the fuck out. Game over. You lose.

      • 70 nathkatun7
        September 2, 2017 at 1:43 am

        Exactly, DesertFlower! Enough is enough!

        The United States, which is undoubtedly the most powerful country in the world, deserves a sane, ethical, intelligent and competent President. Obviously, Donald J. Trump posses none of these important attributes! Besides being so blatantly stupid and unethical, Trump and his administration are so incompetent.

    • September 1, 2017 at 9:03 pm

  38. 73 desertflower
    September 1, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    I tell ya! They’re destroying evidence!

  39. 76 desertflower
    September 1, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    It’s Friday! What’s going to be in the news dump tonight??? Off to watch RM:)

  40. 77 JER
    September 1, 2017 at 8:56 pm

  41. 78 Nena20409
    September 1, 2017 at 9:08 pm

  42. 79 Dudette
    September 1, 2017 at 9:10 pm

  43. 80 Dudette
    September 1, 2017 at 9:10 pm

  44. 81 Nena20409
    September 1, 2017 at 9:11 pm

  45. 95 Dudette
    September 1, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    • 96 nathkatun7
      September 2, 2017 at 3:07 am

      Trump cuts “$300 million from FEMA before Hurricane Harvey,” but he thinks that he should be praised, as a benefactor, for pledging to contribute $1 million ( that is if he honors that pledge) towards the tens of billions of dollars that Texas (and Louisiana needs to recover and rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. I am sorry, but I am not impressed by a billionaire president who thinks he can run the United States government as his own personal fiefdom. If Donald Trump truly cared about the United States he would be willing to pay his fair of taxes, instead of trying to find loopholes to avoid paying taxes. And as President of the United States, who took an oath to defend and protect the U.S. Constitution, he should know that one the most important goals, enunciated by the framers of the U.S. Constitution, was the “promotion of the General Welfare” of all the people of the United States. I suppose it’s commendable that the billionaire Trump, as a private individual, is willing to pledge $1 million to aid the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Sadly, Trump’s pledge is nothing but a drop in the bucket given the magnitude of Harvey’s destruction. What we the people want to know/hear is what PRESIDENT Trump pledges to do, as a matter of public policy, to deal with the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.

  46. 98 sherijr
    September 1, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Oh they are so adorable, always lovely, wonderfully normal, personable people. I love them and miss them daily. Thank you Nerdy for the video.

  47. 99 jacquelineoboomer
    September 1, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Hmmm. Why would this guy follow me on twitter? Do I seem like the kinda person who would “talk”? Ha!

    David Colapinto
    @dcolapinto Follows you
    Attorney (#Whistleblower, #FalseClaims, #QuiTam, SEC, IRS & CFTC) @KKCWhistleblow. NWC co-founder, @StopFraud (Tweets my own views & RT not endorsement)

    Washington, DC

  48. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    September 1, 2017 at 9:59 pm

  49. 101 jacquelineoboomer
    September 1, 2017 at 10:01 pm

  50. 102 desertflower
    September 1, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    In the news dump tonight:) Bye, Pence:)

  51. 111 Dudette
    September 1, 2017 at 11:53 pm

  52. 112 Dudette
    September 1, 2017 at 11:55 pm

  53. 113 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 12:08 am

  54. 115 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 12:10 am

  55. 119 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 12:11 am

  56. 120 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 12:13 am

  57. 121 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 12:16 am

  58. 122 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Welp!

  59. 123 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 12:23 am

  60. 124 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 12:41 am

  61. 125 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 12:45 am

  62. 127 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 12:54 am

  63. 128 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 12:56 am

  64. 129 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 12:59 am

  65. 131 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 1:01 am

  66. 133 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 1:16 am

  67. 136 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 1:31 am

  68. 137 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 8:04 am

    😜

  69. 139 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 8:42 am

    You know need this in your life right now! 😄😆🤣

  70. 140 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 8:47 am

  71. 145 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 8:55 am

  72. 146 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 8:59 am

    This man is AWESOME! Just awesome!

  73. 149 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 9:04 am

    I saw this when it happened. That kid was amazing. How he kept his composure until the point was over and let him take a break, I will never know.
    Plus, I cannot get over the fact Roger Federer posted this! 😂

  74. 151 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Mark your calendars for Sept 25-27.
    That’s when the Cantor Fitzgerald Healthcare Conference takes place in New York. President Barack is scheduled to speak at a luncheon during the conference.
    I’m sure exactly which day though.
    You may recall this is the one so many (on both the right & left) got their panties all in a wad over, because of the announcement of the speaking fee he’ll be receiving for this event. Stay tuned for the fireworks to heat up again as the day gets closer.

    • 152 Dudette
      September 2, 2017 at 9:53 am

      Sorry, meant to say “I’m NOT sure exactly which day President Obama speaks.”

    • 153 Don
      September 2, 2017 at 10:25 am

      Now it seems more than ever his words on healthcare will be very very valuable and needed seeing as the entire healthcare system is under attack by those that don’t want a functioning system at all. Or they want a system that will drain you of all your finances.

  75. 154 GGAIL
    September 2, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Good West Coast morning NW & TOD family.
    It’s a beautiful morning here in Rome, Ga. ☀️
    Today is when the family will have its “get-together”. I’m looking forward to seeing so many once again 💕

  76. 158 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 9:44 am

  77. 159 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 9:44 am

  78. 163 JER
    September 2, 2017 at 9:46 am

  79. 164 desertflower
    September 2, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Morning everyone! Happy Labor Day weekend….well, everyone should read this. It’s part of the reason I’m thrilled about the news dump last night regarding Pence….May be sharing a jail cell and not dealing in all this mess anymore, and that would be a GOOD thing!

    http://www.upworthy.com/amp/20-thingsmike-pence-did-while-you-werent-looking-mdash-and-why-it-matters

    • 165 Don
      September 2, 2017 at 10:27 am

      I don’t think Pence has anything to worry about because you know he prays a lot and he’s into that whole six fishes feeding a million people and stuff, so he’s covered.

      • 166 desertflower
        September 2, 2017 at 10:41 am

        Well, he can pray in one hand and ^&%& in the other and see which one gets fuller, faster. He’ll be toast.Just like all the other cheats, grifters and liars….this is WHY we have to go through this as a nation…to clean out the mess. We need to not ignore the fungus among us:)

  80. 167 Dudette
    September 2, 2017 at 10:25 am

  81. September 2, 2017 at 10:32 am

    (So That’s The Buzz): Women are angels.
    And when someone breaks
    our wings.
    We simply continue to fly…
    On a broomstick.
    We’re flexible like that.


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