116 Responses to “Happy Presidents’ Day To Only One”


  1. 1 amk for obama
    February 19, 2018 at 11:26 am

    all class and zero crass – the one and only.

  2. 6 magapie
    February 19, 2018 at 11:30 am

    The best president in our life times and it’s not even close.

  3. 7 JER
    February 19, 2018 at 11:42 am

  4. February 19, 2018 at 11:52 am

  5. 9 Nerdy Wonka
    February 19, 2018 at 12:13 pm

  6. 10 Don
    February 19, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    For the longest of time I’ve been trying to remember where I’ve heard of Barack Obama before. I’ve been trying to remember someone speaking about him decades and decades ago, and I finally figured it out. In my early twenties I was anti-everything, I used to walk around with a chip on my shoulders the size of a boulder. I was angry and I didn’t even know what I was angry about, yes I was poor, and I lived in a poor neighborhood surrounded by poor people that did all the things that poor people do, good and bad. I was unemployed for the longest, I would get up in the morning and go hang out at the library and just read books, books on top of books. I’d read books about Wall Street, JFK, ancient civilizations, psychology, philosophy, genetics, history. One day I came across a book by Alex Haley, and it was called “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” and I was gone, never to return again to my former way of thinking. After reading that book I was lost, but lost in a good way, a way that a good book or a movie can change the way you see things. That book took away the irrational anger I had at society, but it also focused my anger more constructively. So I picked myself up and became a more responsible citizen. And I figured it out, I’ve heard about Barack Obama from Ossie Davis’ eulogy of Malcolm X. In Davis’ eulogy he speaks of Malcolm X as “our own black shining prince.” And to me, this is what Barack Obama means to African Americans, our own black shining prince.

    • 11 GGAIL
      February 19, 2018 at 12:27 pm

      Don, that’s perfect, PBO is our own black shining prince.

    • 12 Judith Fardig
      February 19, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      Don – thank you for sharing your personal story! Our own Black shining prince indeed!

    • 13 desertflower
      February 19, 2018 at 12:43 pm

      Beautiful memory/recollection. Wonderful comment

    • 14 mtmarilyn
      February 19, 2018 at 12:51 pm

      Thanks for sharing Don. He is our Black Shining Prince.

    • February 19, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      What a great memory and what a great developmental process for your personal growth.
      That book really affected me as well. It was such a deep and intimate autobiography and taught me a slice of history that I’d witnessed but didn’t understand in that way. Alex Haley is a hero.

    • February 19, 2018 at 1:59 pm

      This is so beautiful, and brings to my mind that I’ve always felt a similarity between these 2 princes- in different ways- nonetheless both have the most intelligent brains and purposeful application to his life. Thanks Don, for another great writing.

    • 17 0388jojothecat
      February 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm

      Yes, the Obama Family will ALWAYS be “Royal Family” to most African Americans and to many people who worked hard to get him elected. Barack Obama made it OK for US “TO Be The Change We’ve Been Waiting For” It was NEVER about him, but about WHAT we can do and should ALWAYS do….VOTE!

    • 18 whenpamelawandered
      February 19, 2018 at 2:31 pm

      ♥️ Bless you for your generosity in sharing him with us all, because we need him too, and willingly follow his lead. In the truest of hearts there is no separation. Thank you, Don. ♥️

    • 19 Susanne
      February 19, 2018 at 4:45 pm

      Beautiful ♥️

    • 20 Nena20409
      February 19, 2018 at 5:27 pm

      This is heartwarming, Don. Thanks.

  7. 23 Allison
    February 19, 2018 at 12:37 pm

  8. 24 JER
    February 19, 2018 at 12:40 pm

  9. 26 JER
    February 19, 2018 at 12:43 pm

  10. February 19, 2018 at 12:43 pm

  11. 28 JER
    February 19, 2018 at 12:45 pm

  12. 29 desertflower
    February 19, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Sweet

  13. 33 desertflower
    February 19, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Have to see this!!

    • 34 GGail
      February 19, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      This movie is so powerful ! I must see it again.

    • 36 CEB
      February 19, 2018 at 8:39 pm

      I am going to stand up, scream, and do a ululation cry for all of the female badassery in this film. That whole snatching the wig off and using it as a weapon, is everything on all kinds of levels; one of the Blackest things that I have ever seen.

  14. 37 desertflower
    February 19, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    There are no accidents

  15. February 19, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Wow, check out this seal of approval!!

    • 39 GGail
      February 19, 2018 at 4:01 pm

      YES! People young and old can finally see superheroes that look like them. I am still walking on air after seeing the movie yesterday. The female army, the talented little sister, the respect the men gave all of the women.
      OMG!!!!!

  16. 40 Don
    February 19, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    That silence you hear is the Republicans finally figuring out that there is no way for Trump to fire Mueller and get away with it.

  17. 42 Betsy
    February 19, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    For those of you who pray on this board, please pray for my daughter Laura. She left last Friday to move to Boston. She is driving there and had put down 3 months rent on a sublet, and now the caretaker of the sublet is demanding one more month’s rent and refuses to give her the key when she arrives. She has 3 interviews this week and we can’t afford to pay for a hotel and she’s worried she will not get her money back and doesn’t have enough to put down one month’s rent and still have $ for food, etc. Please pray for her. Thanks.

    • 43 Betsy
      February 19, 2018 at 2:02 pm

      What I mean is we can help her re: hotels for a few nights, but we have our other daughters’ wedding coming up next month. She’s paid $5,174 of her money already to the owner and the owner is telling her she has to pay another month’s rent before she can get the key. She’s afraid it’s a scam, and so are we. She doesn’t have money for a lawyer, etc.

    • 44 0388jojothecat
      February 19, 2018 at 2:28 pm

      Betsy, I sure will pray things go well for your daughter. In the meantime, you should contact the Boston, MA Attorney General. This sounds like a scam. Goggle Boston, MA on Tenant Rights. A landlord (even someone who sublets can not demand 3 months rent then ask for more) Have her contact Office of Housing Stability 617-635-4200 and see if they can help. I would also have her show up there with the police if he refuses to return her full 3 month rent. Have her play along that she has the additional months rent but have the police get there too.

    • 48 JER
      February 19, 2018 at 3:01 pm

      It might be helpful to find out who owns the property. Try this: Search FY2018 Real Estate Assessments and Taxes. https://www.cityofboston.gov/assessing/search/

      • 49 0388jojothecat
        February 19, 2018 at 3:46 pm

        She can also contact the Boston, MA Attorney General’s Office. It is illegal what that scum bag is doing. She should talk to someone at the phone number above, tell them the situation and ask what she could do. They might be able to assist in temp housing.

        • 50 GGail
          February 19, 2018 at 4:32 pm

          Good advice JER and jojo.
          Betsy, prayer is good, but, fight is what’s needed also. Please take the advice from JER & jojo and take action with your daughter. I am here supporting you emotionally.

    • 51 whenpamelawandered
      February 19, 2018 at 4:43 pm

      🙏🏻

      • 52 whenpamelawandered
        February 19, 2018 at 4:46 pm

        And the Tenants Union, likely have solid legal advice and will want to know about this bs. It’s possible sublet is not even legimate, many leases forbid it

    • 53 sjterrid
      February 19, 2018 at 5:36 pm

      Betsy, I’m so sorry this is happening to your daughter. I hope she can get her money back, and find another place she can live. Jojo’s advice is excellent about contacting the Boston, MA Attorney General.

    • 54 Dudette
      February 20, 2018 at 8:33 am

      So sorry this is happening to your daughter. What a nightmare. I wish had some connections for you in Boston, but I don’t know a soul there. I’m praying for her safe travels, happy resolution to the rental situation and a wonderful new job.

  18. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    February 19, 2018 at 2:19 pm

  19. 56 JER
    February 19, 2018 at 2:28 pm

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  21. February 19, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Oh my goodness, the American people can be so generous.

  22. February 19, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    And, no ….

  23. February 19, 2018 at 3:10 pm

  24. 66 No Child Left Behind
    February 19, 2018 at 4:15 pm

  25. 67 No Child Left Behind
    February 19, 2018 at 4:16 pm

  26. 69 No Child Left Behind
    February 19, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Exclusive: Mueller’s interest in Kushner grows to include foreign financing efforts

    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s interest in Jared Kushner has expanded beyond his contacts with Russia and now includes his efforts to secure financing for his company from foreign investors during the presidential transition, according to people familiar with the inquiry.

    This is the first indication that Mueller is exploring Kushner’s discussions with potential non-Russian foreign investors, including in China.

  27. 70 No Child Left Behind
    February 19, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    • 71 desertflower
      February 19, 2018 at 4:35 pm

      My parents live in hi so district. ‘Funny’ that he’s leaving because I just looked up his voting record today to send to them. ( They don’t use computers) 100% rating with the NRA…. yold upu this would make them uncomfortable and the rats would flee!

      • 72 desertflower
        February 19, 2018 at 4:52 pm

        Sorry. He has a 93% NRA rating and a 100% rating from Gun Rights of America, a similar pro gun lobby.

        There will be more of these Republicans that will leave, afraid of the sunlight that they would receive. It wouldn’t be just guns, people would then pry into their votes of a host of other issues as well….this bozo goes on and on about the debt and deficit, yet he voted for that GOPTAXSCAM that added trillions to the debt, and in turn make his constituents lose or have severely cut back Medicare, Medicaid and the like. They are frauds and the people will figure this all out.

        • 73 No Child Left Behind
          February 19, 2018 at 5:50 pm

          “Afraid of the sunlight” indeed. The sunlight shinning from young people who have enough of their shadiness and egoism.

    • February 19, 2018 at 7:39 pm

      They are dropping like flies

  28. 75 desertflower
    February 19, 2018 at 4:59 pm

  29. 76 JER
    February 19, 2018 at 5:07 pm

  30. 77 desertflower
    February 19, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    I hope that Senator Harris is our President one day. I truly would love to be on this Earth to see that happen

  31. 80 desertflower
    February 19, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Yeah.

  32. 81 Nena20409
    February 19, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    GE TODbots, from a Cloudy, snowy day in MN.
    Congrats, Amk. Au ⭐ Furst Recipient 😉
    Thanks, NW.
    ❤ TODville Community.

  33. 82 Nena20409
    February 19, 2018 at 5:55 pm

  34. 84 Nena20409
    February 19, 2018 at 5:57 pm

  35. 85 Nena20409
    February 19, 2018 at 6:04 pm

  36. 86 Nena20409
    February 19, 2018 at 6:05 pm

  37. 87 Nena20409
    February 19, 2018 at 6:17 pm

  38. 88 Nena20409
    February 19, 2018 at 6:36 pm

  39. 89 desertflower
    February 19, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    The greatest President of our time…one of the greatest of ALL time. This is what a compassionate leader looks like after innocent lives are taken.

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  41. February 19, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    • 92 0388jojothecat
      February 19, 2018 at 6:52 pm

      Sanders welcomed Russian interference because just like is followers only care about THEIR person winning, F the country.

    • 93 believe again
      February 19, 2018 at 7:15 pm

      Did Hilary Clinton not do the same thing to Barack Obama in 2008. If I remember correctly, it did go to the convention. To me that sounds like what goes around comes around. Had Barack Obama not been a transformational candidate, perhaps the same thing would have happened as well. So Sanders I believe gave her a taste of her own medicine. Though she is 1 million times preferred to whatever passes as POTUS these days, it is fair to mention this too.

      • February 19, 2018 at 7:22 pm

        no…when Pres Obama won the Primary she ended her campaign and campaigned for Barack Obama…

        • 95 believe again
          February 19, 2018 at 7:50 pm

          Thanks for clearing that up. I must have remembered wrong. I just remembered something about delegates prior to his nomination as the democratic candidate and how it was at the democratic convention that everything was settled. I suppose it is probably how the process works.

          • February 19, 2018 at 8:06 pm

            Some of Hillary supporters (PUMAs= Party Unity My A**) did not want to support Pres Obama….Hillary put it to rest at the convention by calling for Pres Obama by acclamation…bypassing the voting by the states

      • 97 Sandy1110
        February 20, 2018 at 12:00 am

        I’ve always felt that, no matter how awful it is that Trump is occupying the Oval Office, it was for the best to 1) shed light on GOP/Evangelical corruption and hypocrisy, as they demonstrate every day they defend the criminal Trump administration; and 2) bring President Obama the appreciation and recognition he deserves by having the extreme opposite of his character and leadership follow him immediately after his term.

        Had Hillary won, the racists and hypocrites could have stayed underground longer. Also as has been said, there may be some bit of karmic payback in the way she ran her 2008 campaign, supported by PUMAs who exhibited their own racism in some corners.

  42. 98 Nena20409
    February 19, 2018 at 6:45 pm

  43. 99 Nena20409
    February 19, 2018 at 6:50 pm

  44. 100 0388jojothecat
    February 19, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    The current and last American President.

  45. February 19, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    WOW

  46. 102 Nena20409
    February 19, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Great Thread

  47. 103 Nena20409
    February 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm

  48. 106 jacquelineoboomer
    February 19, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Of course, folks have their own thoughts about some of the others, but at least we know he’s not including the current one who had help from Russian to rob the office:

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  50. February 19, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    He’s truly, profoundly stupid ….. and that’s among his few ‘nice’ features …..

  51. 112 pkayden
    February 19, 2018 at 7:58 pm

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  53. February 19, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    I would add the following to Randy Bryce’s list:

    There are those who attempt to liken a gun as a weapon to an automobile as a weapon. That being the case (and as many have suggested)… Guns should be registered LIKE A CAR.
    Liability insurance should be required BEFORE a person can even walk out the gun shop LIKE A CAR.
    Perhaps there should be a test that must be passed to get a license LIKE A DRIVERS LICENSE.

    And those who argue that tougher gun laws will not prevent the gun violence/massacres, I say you don’t have to make it so easy to obtain a gun. (After all, people don’t leave their doors unlocked and wide open to make it easy for someone to burgle their home.) So there has to be a way to make it tougher to buy guns through gun shows and private sales.


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