128 Responses to “Forever Historic”


  1. 1 mtmarilyn
    February 12, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    I want these to be my screen saver.

    • 2 purpleshoesla
      February 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm

      Me too MT! Congrats on first. It would also be nice for another TOD meetup in DC to see these up close and personal in their rightful place in the Portrait Gallery and take all of that ambience/import in as well. Gotta put that out in the universe and start savin’ my pennies. 😆 Hope things are well with you. Hugs. ❤ ❤

      • 3 Dudette
        February 12, 2018 at 7:37 pm

        I’m in! ❤

      • 4 mtmarilyn
        February 13, 2018 at 12:30 am

        We have talked about another meetup. Don’t want to wait for the Library to open. I know it’ll happen. Am well and keeping busy. Ready for winter to be over. So thankful for TOD, that we all get to touch every now and then. I can’t wait to get a copy of these portraits. They are spectacular.

  2. 5 JER
    February 12, 2018 at 5:07 pm

  3. 6 JER
    February 12, 2018 at 5:10 pm

  4. 9 JER
    February 12, 2018 at 5:13 pm

  5. 11 Nena20409
    February 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    A treasured beloved Couple; The Obamas!
    Thank you, Nerdy Wonka!
    Thank you, Chipsticks!
    Congrats, MtMarilyn on your Furst Au ⭐
    GE, TODbots 😉

  6. 13 Nena20409
    February 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm

  7. February 12, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    No kidding.

  8. 15 Nerdy Wonka
    February 12, 2018 at 6:11 pm

  9. 16 Nerdy Wonka
    February 12, 2018 at 6:16 pm

  10. 20 Nena20409
    February 12, 2018 at 6:17 pm

  11. 24 Nena20409
    February 12, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    and

  12. 25 Nena20409
    February 12, 2018 at 6:28 pm

  13. 28 GGAIL
    February 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    The unveiling during Black Hiatory Month (shortest month of the year) speaks loud and proud

  14. 29 rikyrah
    February 12, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    The portraits are beautiful

  15. 30 rikyrah
    February 12, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    uh huh
    uh huh

  16. 31 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    🐾

  17. February 12, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Wow!!

  18. 35 jacquelineoboomer
    February 12, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Way off topic … and not to plug E*Trade, but this commercial is hysterical!

  19. 36 rikyrah
    February 12, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    So, since these weren’t the WH portraits, we still have the chance to get 44 in the tan suit 🙂

  20. 38 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 6:51 pm

  21. 39 rikyrah
    February 12, 2018 at 7:09 pm

  22. 42 rikyrah
    February 12, 2018 at 7:10 pm

  23. February 12, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    THREAD…from Propane Jane!!

  24. February 12, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    • 47 pkayden
      February 12, 2018 at 7:51 pm

      Like the Obamas, we can go high when they go low and ignore anyone who hates on the lovely Obama portraits. Nothing anyone says about the Obamas lessens them. It just shows up the haters for the slime they are.

  25. 48 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 8:05 pm

  26. 49 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 8:09 pm

  27. 50 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    There’s a Daily Star (UK gossip rag) saying the Obamas have been invited to Prince Harry’s wedding and not Trump. Didn’t want to retweet or post it until there’s a more reputable source reporting this, but woooo, won’t that be fun to watch, if true? 🙂

    • 51 Sandy1110
      February 12, 2018 at 10:18 pm

      I hope so, Dudette…but the Palace is pretty tight on details!

      I’ve been watching for updates since the engagement was announced, and I can’t even understand why they’d even think Trump should be invited since Harry is not obligated to invite heads of state.

      Trump is the antithesis of all that the royal family supports with their charities and foundations, and never mind his sexist, crude comments about Princess Diana!

      Prince Charles is to give a private reception for close friends and family at an ‘undisclosed location’. The Obamas are friends with that whole line of succession, starting with the Queen. I have to believe they’re IN.

  28. 52 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 8:15 pm

  29. 53 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Bwahahahahaha! 😀

  30. 54 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    I just spit out my water! 😀 😀 😀

  31. 58 Gazelle
    February 12, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    From Black Panther

  32. 59 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 8:39 pm

  33. 61 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 8:42 pm

  34. 62 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 8:52 pm

  35. 63 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Cuteness Break!

  36. 64 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 9:00 pm

  37. 65 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Important very long thread.

  38. February 12, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    • 67 Mtmarilyn2
      February 12, 2018 at 11:17 pm

      Thank you Meta, for bringing the article. I hadn’t Time yet to look it up. Quilts mean a lot to me.

      • February 13, 2018 at 8:11 am

        You are so very welcome! I’m just so thrilled by all that has happened today.

        What an emotional event! Did anyone notice President Obama pulling out his handkerchief for FLOTUS when Kehinde Wiley finished speaking so emotionally about his mother? Everything was so moving!!

  39. 70 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 9:05 pm

  40. 71 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 9:06 pm

  41. 72 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 9:10 pm

  42. 73 Nena20409
    February 12, 2018 at 9:21 pm

  43. 75 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    I know right?

  44. 76 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 9:23 pm

  45. 77 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Damn!

  46. 78 Nena20409
    February 12, 2018 at 9:32 pm

  47. 79 desertflower
    February 12, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    I love the portraits. Both of them are exquisite

  48. 80 vcprezofan2
    February 12, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    .
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    /I am speechless….. with joy!/

    • 81 vcprezofan2
      February 12, 2018 at 9:54 pm

      Certainly the BESTest time to enter the TOD village today. 🙂 🙂 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ I called offspring to have a look and when his eyes fell first on the FLOTUS portrait his words , whispered in soft-voiced awe, were 'Regal; quite regal. This is terrific.'

      • 82 vcprezofan2
        February 12, 2018 at 10:00 pm

        Sighing with a full heart after looking at the two portraits, Now I’ll go listen to what they said during the unveiling ceremony. (It figures I’d have had to go to work – where I couldn’t watch/listen – on unveiling day.) Thank you Ms Nerdy, and other TOD folks, for sharing the goodies so that hours after the actual event I can now join in …and feel the love.

        • 83 Dudette
          February 12, 2018 at 10:17 pm

          Hello Darling VC! Lovely to see you! Hope you and the young’un are doing fabulously well! Sending you love! Enjoy the video! It’s such a feast for the eyes and ears! ❤

          • 84 vcprezofan2
            February 12, 2018 at 10:44 pm

            Thank you, my Dear D-ette! 🙂 I’ve just finished watching the speeches of both subjects and artists (very touching, all four) and am now going back to read all the related comments & tweets. including yours. 😉

  49. 88 jacquelineoboomer
    February 12, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    • 89 Sandy1110
      February 12, 2018 at 10:35 pm

      That’s my question.

      What do non-white LEO’s think of that comment?

      For that matter, how do non-white NRA members feel about the race-baiting scare ads that were recently released?

      I hope they get ‘woke’ if they aren’t already.

    • 90 Mtmarilyn2
      February 12, 2018 at 11:45 pm

      I want to ask them if they are the new KKK. This makes me sick.

      • 91 Sandy1110
        February 13, 2018 at 1:40 am

        Marilyn, as Propane Jane has laid out their long association, I don’t think they’ve ever truly dissociated themselves. The KKK just became more ‘underground’.

        But with Trump in office, they seem to feel that this is their time to ‘rise’ again.

  50. 92 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 10:21 pm

  51. 93 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    This is My America!

  52. 94 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    • 95 Betsy
      February 14, 2018 at 12:42 am

      Too bad he’s another sexual predator having settled a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former female band member. It’s pretty disgusting what he did. #Ibelieveher

      • 96 Dudette
        February 14, 2018 at 4:13 am

        Oh no! I hadn’t heard. That’s awful! Hmm, all these interviews and no mention of that. I guess some decided he gets a pass. So messed up!

  53. 97 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Leslie!!! 🙂

  54. 99 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    😀 😀 😀

  55. 100 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    LOL!!!

  56. 101 jacquelineoboomer
    February 12, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Sob.

  57. 102 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 10:41 pm

  58. 103 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    Great pictures on Ellen’s TL from her birthday party! Looks like it was quite the party!

  59. 104 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 10:51 pm

  60. 105 vcprezofan2
    February 12, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    I think I’ve ‘found’ a related interview that is very relevant to this post. I just did a quick slide down the thread and I didn’t spot it, so i hope it’s not a repeat. Oh, I feel good adding a little piece to the beauty of the days unveiling. 🙂

  61. 106 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 11:12 pm

  62. 107 Dudette
    February 12, 2018 at 11:52 pm

  63. 108 Dudette
    February 13, 2018 at 12:01 am

  64. 109 Dudette
    February 13, 2018 at 12:20 am

    Alright! Way to go!

  65. 110 Dudette
    February 13, 2018 at 12:52 am

    Yeh Baby! Go Shaun!

  66. 111 Dudette
    February 13, 2018 at 1:05 am

  67. 112 Dudette
    February 13, 2018 at 1:07 am

  68. 113 Dudette
    February 13, 2018 at 1:10 am

    Will bringing the fire!

  69. 114 Dudette
    February 13, 2018 at 1:14 am

    Well alright Part Deux!

  70. 116 Dudette
    February 13, 2018 at 1:16 am

    I leave you with this! Happy Black History Month! Goodnight! ❤

  71. 117 desertflower
    February 13, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Morning everyone. We are great because of our immigrants.

  72. 118 desertflower
    February 13, 2018 at 8:53 am

    For those in the back or with their heads in the sand….

  73. 119 desertflower
    February 13, 2018 at 9:09 am

  74. 120 JER
    February 13, 2018 at 9:45 am

  75. 121 JER
    February 13, 2018 at 10:34 am

  76. 122 rikyrah
    February 13, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Trump camp ties to Russia a transition quandary for Obama team

    Rachel Maddow shows how a newly released e-mail from Susan Rice illuminates the challenge for Obama officials trying to decide how to communicate with Trump officials they knew were under investigation.

  77. 124 rikyrah
    February 13, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Trump White House failing to secure proper security clearances

    Chris Lu, who ran the 2008 Obama presidential transition, talks with Rachel Maddow about how a normal presidential transition handles necessary security clearances ahead of taking office.

  78. 125 rikyrah
    February 13, 2018 at 11:09 am

    UH HUH
    UH HUH

    Trump takes aim at blue states in infrastructure plan
    Some major transit projects are left fighting for scraps.

    By DANA RUBINSTEIN and RYAN HUTCHINS 02/12/2018 06:46 PM EST

    Major transportation projects in blue states may be in jeopardy in President Donald Trump’s 10-year infrastructure plan, which critics say favors little-populated rural areas to the detriment of urban America.

    The White House isn’t being coy about where its priorities lie in the $1.5 trillion proposal, released Monday: Of the $200 billion in actual federal investment called for in the 10-year plan, one-quarter would go to rural areas for purposes as diverse as sewers, highways, airports and broadband. But only 14 percent of people in the U.S. live in non-metropolitan areas.

    That leaves major transit projects — ranging from a long-planned rail tunnel linking New York and New Jersey to a nascent passenger rail system in California — fighting for the remaining money, $20 billion of which is dedicated to lightly defined “transformative” proposals that will “lift the American spirit.”

    “That’s a very clear message that urban America is not of very much consequence, and, ironically, it’s urban America that needs most of the infrastructure money,” said Martin Robins, the founding director of Rutgers University’s Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center in New Jersey.

  79. 126 rikyrah
    February 13, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Americans again made to learn from Russia about Trump Putin call

    Rachel Maddow reviews what now makes at least eight times that Americans have learned about Donald Trump interacting with Russian officials from Russian media instead of the White House.

  80. 127 rikyrah
    February 13, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Americans kept in dark about Russian intel chiefs’ visit to US

    Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, talks with Rachel Maddow about the unusual visit of all three Russian intelligence chiefs to the United States and the fact that U.S. officials have said less about the visit than Russians.

  81. 128 rikyrah
    February 13, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Trump Takes Shackles Off of ICE Which Is Slapping Them on Immigrants Who Thought They Were Safe
    ……………………………

    A week after he won the election, President Trump promised that his administration would round up millions of immigrant gang members and drug dealers. And after he took office, arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers surged 40 percent…

    …as ICE officers get wider latitude to determine whom they detain, the biggest jump in arrests has been of immigrants with no criminal convictions. The agency made 37,734 “noncriminal” arrests in the government’s 2017 fiscal year, more than twice the number in the previous year.

    …………………..

    A Virginia mother was sent back to El Salvador in June after her 11 years in the United States unraveled because of a traffic stop. A Connecticut man with an American-born wife and children and no criminal record was deported to Guatemala last week. And an immigration activist in New York, Ravi Ragbir, was detained in January in a case that brought ICE a scathing rebuke from a federal judge.


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