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An Army Ranger And His Commander In Chief


115 Responses to “An Army Ranger And His Commander In Chief”


  1. November 22, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Hey all, Can post on phone but not iPad. So while I’m here with a couple of minutes–Happy and richly blessed Thanksgiving to every one of you and your loved ones. ❤️😍🦃

    • 2 0388jojothecat
      November 22, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      Congrats on first Tnmtngirl! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

      Happy Thanksgiving to my TOD family. May you ALL have a peaceful holiday with family, friends, and have your DOTARD relatives leave politics at the door or you will pull out your Pete Souza book on President Obama and make them look at ALL the pictures! 🙂 🙂 🙂

      • 4 whenpamelawandered
        November 22, 2017 at 7:48 pm

        Speaking of Pete Souza books – – – Dream Big Dreams… Barack will have shaped the future like no one else has ever done… and he won’t stop now! Thank you, Pete! You’re the best of the best…

    • November 22, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      Tnmtgirl, congrats on being first this lovely Thanksgiving Eve. I hope all of TOD family have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebrating with family and friends.

  2. November 22, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family NW…

    I am grateful to you for keeping the lights on here at TOD…

  3. 9 desertflower
    November 22, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    OK. So it’s family time…and that works for me.

  4. 10 desertflower
    November 22, 2017 at 1:58 pm

  5. 11 desertflower
    November 22, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Maybe something worse is set to drop.

  6. 12 desertflower
    November 22, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Gee, wonder how many signed up from Alaska?????

  7. 13 desertflower
    November 22, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    I’m scaring myself. I find myself agreeing with Jennifer Rubin more and more…

    • 14 pkayden
      November 22, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      Republicans are so out of control right now that none of them are trustworthy or principled. It’s as if they act on whims and change direction at the drop of a hat. Who knows why McCain, Collins and Murkowski are now prepared to destroy the ACA when they refused to do so a few months back. They are confused people in a confused party. We need to vote them out.

    • 15 jacquelineoboomer
      November 22, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      You think you’re scared. I now follow Bill Kristol.

  8. November 22, 2017 at 3:06 pm

  9. 18 Nena20409
    November 22, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Hello TODbots, It started out Sunny, and now, as Dull as dull can be. Oh Well, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, so It’s always cheerful in our Gatherings.
    Congrats, TnNtnGirl on your Au ⭐ First 😉
    Thanks, tho NW, TOD continues to Thrive!
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}
    ❤ TOD community.

  10. November 22, 2017 at 3:12 pm

  11. 22 Nena20409
    November 22, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    • 23 jacquelineoboomer
      November 22, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      Stephanie started crying in the middle of telling that story of the two heroes. Love Velshi & Ruhle!

  12. 25 Nena20409
    November 22, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    I had no idea that the story was true.
    Wow!
    The 2 tweets I glanced on my Twitter feed was unbelievable. My goodness, it was awful.

    • 26 Nena20409
      November 22, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      • 27 0388jojothecat
        November 22, 2017 at 4:35 pm

        Joe Barton the idiot that “apologized” that PBO MADE BP pay Louisiana $20 billion for THEIR four month oil spill in the Gulf.

    • 28 whenpamelawandered
      November 22, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Ffs – these people all need to go get jobs, and find out what it’s like to have to WORK for a living… These are the grifters and scam artists of the highest order, and the lowest morality in human nature. Shame shame shame on them all.

    • 29 nathkatun7
      November 23, 2017 at 12:12 am

      I am sorry, but I don’t get it. How does a 68 year-old man think that his nude body is sexy? What exactly is happening to men in America that has made them lose any semblance of common sense?

  13. 30 pkayden
    November 22, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to the entire TOD Family!! We’re all going to hang in there until Orange Bigot gets kicked out of an office for which he is sorely unqualified.

    Thank you all for keeping TOD going strong and still following the coolest First Family we’ve ever had.

  14. 32 anjo
    November 22, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving one and all, may your gatherings be enjoyable and restful.

  15. 34 Nena20409
    November 22, 2017 at 4:05 pm

  16. 35 Nena20409
    November 22, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    • 36 0388jojothecat
      November 22, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      KK only needed another K. What a co-winky-dink that she just happened to work at the DA’s office after seeing her 7 yrs earlier. He didn’t say WHY a grown man was a high school recital.

  17. 37 CEB
    November 22, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    I follow Trudeau and Macron on Facebook and I am so jealous of the Canadians and the French. Both leaders are following the Obama model of leadership in so many ways. I hope and pray that I can live to see the day when the swamp is cleared and we have smart, principled, hard-working people in the White House, Congress and State governments. We have enough good and decent people to drown out the deplorables who can only win by cheating.

    • 38 carolyn
      November 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm

      I follow them too CEB. Yes, they are both following the Obama blueprint, and their countries are thriving. I noticed the poll someone posted for international trust in countries The U.S. has fallen from first to SIXTH since trump has been in office. The order is interesting, and I am sure is making the WH and groupies furious. 1. Germany 2. France 3. UK 4. Canada 5. Japan 6. U.S. This will not improve until the orange one is no longer in the WH. Would be so great to have Obama, Trudeau and Macron all working for the world.
      Happy Thanksgiving to all. I am at my son’s. Glad to be here with him and family.

  18. November 22, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    I don’t comment as much as I should for all the content I share from TOD, but I do want you ALL to know how much you are appreciated and how very thankful I am that this blog continues to live and thrive. Obama is my #ForeverPresident and it is through the efforts of you all that I get my daily dose of the wonderful Obama family. May you all have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving. LOVE ❤

    Maybe one day, I'll figure out how to post pictures to this site, lol.

  19. 40 Nena20409
    November 22, 2017 at 4:42 pm

  20. 41 Nena20409
    November 22, 2017 at 4:56 pm

  21. 42 Nena20409
    November 22, 2017 at 5:02 pm

  22. November 22, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, TOD! So very grateful for this village

    • 45 whenpamelawandered
      November 22, 2017 at 7:43 pm

      We love you back, JF! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Keep You The Heart! ♥️🕯 Soon the Light will return… I’m sure. 🕰

    • 46 jacquelineoboomer
      November 22, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      Happy Thanksgiving, Judith! We here in TODville have a lot to be thankful for, and I hope you are well.

  23. 47 CEB
    November 22, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to TOD ohana! We are expecting a very wet, rainy Thanksgiving Day in my part of the world, but it is always sunshine when I can get together with the family.
    Special gratitude to NW for keeping the doors open and being such a great host.
    Thank you to Chips for creating this place; I think of you often and long to see you here again.
    TOD ohana far and wide: thank you for your wisdom, wit, contributions and comfort. Together we have scaled the heights and plummeted to the depths, but we are still here, lifting up our Forever President, our Fabulous FLOTUS, and the most skilled and scandal-free staff and administration ever. Together, we are insisting, persisting, and resisting to preserve our union, our sanity, and the legacy of PBO.
    Be safe those of you who are traveling, whether it is across town or across the country, and may your time together with family and friends be free of political arguments.

  24. 48 whenpamelawandered
    November 22, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Oh, and TODObots? If you think Chasing Light and An Intimate Portrait are powerful reading, hands down you will weep all the way through Dream Big Dreams. Just like I’m doing now. If I never get to the end, I’m okay with that! Yes, the Light WILL return, and never be extinguished again on earth.

  25. 51 globalcitizenlinda
    November 22, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    I don’t know if this would make a difference. I want us to repeatedly ask these 2 questions on social media and other media platforms and on our daily interactions: (1) if they were your relatives or friends would you believe the accounts of what happened when these children and women were victimized by a sexual predator ? (2) if these were your children, family members or friends, would you still think that voting for any party’s agenda is more important than keeping a monster who preyed on them out of public service. An advertisement that asks the people of Alabama these questions need to be run by any organization supporting Mr. Doug Jones

  26. 52 Dudette
    November 22, 2017 at 9:22 pm

  27. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    November 22, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Go, Philly!

  28. 58 desertflower
    November 23, 2017 at 12:07 am

  29. November 23, 2017 at 12:15 am

    Goodnight TOD ….

    And, to whatever extent possible please savor the fact that this community made its choice when we all committed to electing the greatest President, ever. Happy Thanksgiving.

  30. 62 desertflower
    November 23, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Remember when we had a President that shared his Thanksgiving with veterans and homeless people? I do.
    Grateful for this special place with special people….Thank you all for being here and Nerdy for keeping the lights on.

  31. November 23, 2017 at 2:41 am

  32. 64 lynn
    November 23, 2017 at 7:12 am

    I am thankful for this wonderful place and the inhabitants who have saved my sanity more times than I can count.

  33. 67 desertflower
    November 23, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone….so thankful for my TOD family! News that will make you smile and know that compassion still exists…

  34. 69 No Child Left Behind
    November 23, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Good Morning TODVille.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

    I am so grateful for the tireless Nerdy, the understanding and altruistic Chips, and all those who day in day out keep this blog informative and fun.

    May you enjoy this special day.

  35. 70 No Child Left Behind
    November 23, 2017 at 8:54 am

  36. 71 No Child Left Behind
    November 23, 2017 at 8:55 am

  37. 72 No Child Left Behind
    November 23, 2017 at 8:59 am

    • 73 hopefruit2
      November 23, 2017 at 11:05 am

      I think “threatened” the appropriate term here. The term “frightened” posits him as the victim – and reinforces the notion of Blacks as possessing of something inherently scary.

      But he’s actually THREATENED…meaning that he would LIKE to feel and be SUPERIOR to Blacks but reality shows him differently, and that UPSETS him greatly. It’s his uncontrolled lust for control, dominance and power that causes him to feel threatened by Black people.

      Infants naturally fear loud noises, pain, excess heat, cold. But they do not fear black people (or any other race of people) on sight. Otherwise whites would not be able to have black nannies, or wet nurses. Because their infants would automatically recoil and reject them. There is NOTHING in the human evolution that makes us afraid of other humans based on skin color. That is something you have to be taught, and you have to cultivate it.

      • 74 vcprezofan2
        November 23, 2017 at 9:10 pm

        Well said, Hf. ‘Threatened’ is a far better and more accurate word choice. In addition to all you’ve said, I also think Idiot President is threatened by intelligence and other qualities too; his inadequacies are why he blusters and bullies.

  38. 75 No Child Left Behind
    November 23, 2017 at 9:03 am

  39. 76 Dudette
    November 23, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Dear TOD Family,
    Today I give thanks for countless blessings – your friendship, love and support, high among them! I wish you and yours the Happiest Thanksgiving! 😘

  40. 77 desertflower
    November 23, 2017 at 9:07 am

    You don’t say. You can have him back. Take all of them

  41. 78 Dudette
    November 23, 2017 at 9:07 am

  42. 79 desertflower
    November 23, 2017 at 9:10 am

    This looks juicy!

  43. 80 Dudette
    November 23, 2017 at 9:22 am

  44. 81 Dudette
    November 23, 2017 at 9:27 am

  45. 82 desertflower
    November 23, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Raise your voices

  46. 84 Dudette
    November 23, 2017 at 9:41 am

  47. 85 CEB
    November 23, 2017 at 9:42 am

    As we share blessings and bounty with friends and families, let us remember our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico who are struggling with hunger, health, and homelessness in our prayers and in our charity.

  48. 87 Dudette
    November 23, 2017 at 9:45 am

    • 88 Dudette
      November 23, 2017 at 9:53 am

  49. 89 No Child Left Behind
    November 23, 2017 at 9:51 am

  50. 90 No Child Left Behind
    November 23, 2017 at 9:52 am

  51. November 23, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Good morning TOD’ville, Happy Thanksgiving. I hope this day brings you great joy and happiness celebrating with family and friends. 🍗 🍾 🎊 🎉

  52. 92 Dudette
    November 23, 2017 at 10:04 am

  53. November 23, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Happy Thanksgiving TOD…..

    I am so looking forward to the documentary…the Final Year….here is a link to watching it at home..

    http://www.magpictures.com/thefinalyear/watch-at-home/

  54. 94 Nena20409
    November 23, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to all TODbots across the Globe.
    Be well.
    Eat, be Joyful, Happy & Content.
    ❤ ❤ ❤ yourselves, Families, Friends & Countries.
    If You pray, meditate, not religious, ❤ ❤ ❤ is the Glue that bind Us All.
    I ❤ TODbot Community.
    Peace.

  55. 97 Don
    November 23, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone at TOD. As we gather among family and friends let us give thanks. And lets us also give thanks to Mueller as he and his team go about the business of ending the reign of the criminal junta that currently occupies the White House.

  56. 98 Mtmarilyn2
    November 23, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I pray all of you have a very special day.

    We started our day talking to our son in Malaysia. As much as I dislike F@cebook I am so thankful we can FaceTime at no cost. We can see and talk for as long as we want. I am thankful he is now where he wants to be and is happy.

    We will be having our dinner with our other son and dear friends. We will have lots of food, laughter, conversation and fun.

    Especially thankful for our Chips. Thank you for starting this community and to Nerdy Wonka for keeping us going.

    Blessings to all. I do have faith in the people of this country.

  57. 99 Nena20409
    November 23, 2017 at 10:35 am

  58. 100 desertflower
    November 23, 2017 at 10:42 am

    The generosity and compassion of decent human beings….

  59. 103 sherijr
    November 23, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Good morning Nerdy & all of TOD ~ A very Happy, Loving & FILLING Thanksgiving to all of you. I am beyond grateful for you continuing The Obama Diary, Nerdy.. I do not know how I’d cope without it, Thank you. To all of you, thank you for providing factual, informative news here at all times- it is how I learn and stay up on things, knowing that I can trust what I read here, without question. I am hopeful. Have a good day, everyone.

    • 104 Beaglemom
      November 25, 2017 at 7:45 am

      I would like to add my thanks to for the continuation of The Obama Diary. While President Obama was in office, I never feared for our country. Now, I worry all the time. We really had an incredible eight years with the Obama administration.

  60. 105 Betsy
    November 23, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

  61. 106 hopefruit2
    November 23, 2017 at 10:55 am

    G’morning Nerdy & TOD! Wishing everyone a peaceful and healthy Thanksgiving Day. Special thanks to Nerdy, and of course to Chips whom we all love (and miss dearly). Thanks to all of my fellow TODers who help make this space the unique oasis that it is 🙂 Be well, eat heartily…remember the less fortunate and lets continue doing our part to make this world a better place!

  62. 107 Nena20409
    November 23, 2017 at 11:07 am

    I know this is Thanksgiving Day, but Guys, If you have not seen this, It’s worth 60 seconds of your time.
    Too Cute. Too funny. This is one Smart Curious little lady.

  63. 108 desertflower
    November 23, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Be thankful for the good possibility of “one and done!”

  64. 109 Obama Grandmama
    November 23, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Happy Thanksgiving, my friends. I am off to get last minute dinner items ready to feed my family visitors of ten today. Back again with you by Saturday.

  65. 110 desertflower
    November 23, 2017 at 11:29 am

    NIce try. Not allowed to change historical facts

  66. 111 whenpamelawandered
    November 23, 2017 at 11:43 am

    {{{ ❤️ TOD ❤️ }}}

  67. 112 GGail
    November 23, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Good West Coast Thanksgiving morning NW & TOD family. I’m so thankful for PBO and First Lady Michelle, for without them, our beloved dear Chipsticks would not have started this wonderful Blog. And I’m doubly thankful that the amazing Nerdy Wonka has stepped in to keep us together during the good and the bad.

    Love & blessings to you all (Lurkers included) ❤

  68. 113 desertflower
    November 23, 2017 at 12:28 pm

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