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Service, Responsibility, Generosity, And Citizenship


166 Responses to “Service, Responsibility, Generosity, And Citizenship”


  1. 1 globalcitizenlinda
    November 11, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    President Obama continues to lead and provide guidance about how we should honor and express gratitude to those who have served this nation.

    we are so lucky to have him at this time of moral and leadership crisis to a big chunk of the nation and those who they vote for

  2. 2 globalcitizenlinda
    November 11, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    thanks a lot NW for always leading us here at TOD and highlighting what we is really important

  3. 3 pkayden
    November 11, 2018 at 5:41 pm

  4. November 11, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    LOVE YOU, NERDY WONKA.

  5. 9 Dudette
    November 11, 2018 at 6:03 pm

  6. 10 Nena20409
    November 11, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Good Evening, TODbots.
    There was/is a guy named Andy Kim running for Congress in NJ. I found out 2 days ago that he actually won. He’s part of the💙🌊👏👏
    When I saw a tweet from him a while back, I replied with Songs from Andy Kim, a Lebanese Canadian songwriter & Singer. I hope I didn’t offend him. You see, He’s Asian American. I know now. I didn’t want to ever come off as Othering him in any way.

  7. 11 Nena20409
    November 11, 2018 at 6:16 pm

  8. 14 JER
    November 11, 2018 at 6:24 pm

  9. 15 Nena20409
    November 11, 2018 at 7:29 pm

  10. November 11, 2018 at 7:42 pm

  11. 18 pkayden
    November 11, 2018 at 7:47 pm

  12. 19 Dudette
    November 11, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    • 20 Dudette
      November 11, 2018 at 7:58 pm

  13. 21 Dudette
    November 11, 2018 at 7:59 pm

  14. 22 Dudette
    November 11, 2018 at 8:03 pm

  15. 23 Dudette
    November 11, 2018 at 8:03 pm

  16. 26 Dudette
    November 11, 2018 at 8:04 pm

  17. 27 Dudette
    November 11, 2018 at 8:04 pm

  18. 28 JER
    November 11, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    • 29 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      November 12, 2018 at 12:01 pm

      PRAISE GOD..THE BAN HAS BEEN LIFTED NEAR MY SON’S HOME…THEY DO RESTORATION WORK AND ARE GOING TO HELP OTHER HOMES..<3

  19. 30 Jey
    November 11, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    All hands on deck for the Mississippi runoff election. Please let Espy kick CHS’s rear end out of the Senate.

    Electoral college system needs to be changed to reflect true representation of all.
    Maybe that can go on the ballot next time, for reform.

  20. November 11, 2018 at 9:12 pm

  21. 33 CEB
    November 11, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Commercial break: Michelle is keeping it 100% real and telling it all. Will not spoil it for west coast viewers, but some surprising info. comes out. Cannot wait until my copy of Becoming gets here!Squeee

  22. 34 Dudette
    November 11, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    It’s On! It’s On! 😍

  23. 38 Dudette
    November 11, 2018 at 9:15 pm

  24. 39 jacquelineoboomer
    November 11, 2018 at 9:16 pm

  25. November 11, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    My heart is breaking and I’m so grateful for these fire personnel. I don’t know how they do it.

  26. 44 Dudette
    November 11, 2018 at 9:24 pm

  27. 45 Dudette
    November 11, 2018 at 9:24 pm

  28. 49 Dudette
    November 11, 2018 at 9:27 pm

  29. 50 Dudette
    November 11, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    • 51 CEB
      November 11, 2018 at 9:36 pm

      I never buy audible books because I find this intrusive, boring and frankly, rather creepy. However, I will be adding the audible version of Becoming to go with my hard copy.

      • 52 Dudette
        November 11, 2018 at 9:51 pm

        I ordered the hard copy. I’m gonna get the audible too. I like audio books. For fictional ones, if the narrator is good, for me it enhances the read of the hard copy. For nom-fiction ones like this one and PBO’s I like the intimacy of hearing them tell their story in their own voice.

      • 54 mtmarilyn
        November 12, 2018 at 11:10 am

        I am an avid audible book consumer. I listen while I clean house, while I drive, while I cook, I am a multi tasker. I love them. They have changed my life. I go through more books than ever. However with the books I love I get both.

  30. 55 desertflower
    November 11, 2018 at 9:41 pm

  31. 56 Nena20409
    November 11, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    • 57 CEB
      November 11, 2018 at 9:45 pm

      I have never seen this show. What kind of interviewer is she?

      • 58 idon
        November 12, 2018 at 2:22 am

        It’s not actually an interview. They talk about the person rather than interview them. It was narrated and produced by Katy Tur. In my opinion it was terrible. Katy included several white triggers including Rev Wright. If you want to understand why 53% of white women voted for Trump, watch it. But if you’ve already figured that out don’t waste your time. I deleted it after watching it for about 15 minutes.

        • 59 joyfulmeme
          November 12, 2018 at 10:20 am

          I have to disagree. I thought it was a good exploration of their life on the campaign trail and her influence and help to her husband. They brought up the hate & unfair opposition they experienced throughout the campaign and how she handled it. I thought it was a good compliment to the one on ABC with a slightly different prospective. I enjoyed Michelle night.

    • 60 Dudette
      November 11, 2018 at 9:56 pm

      So it’s an evening with Michelle! 😁

  32. 61 Dudette
    November 11, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    I’m just sitting here crying. I love Forever FLOTUS! I want to give he a hug!

  33. 63 Nena20409
    November 11, 2018 at 9:44 pm

  34. 64 desertflower
    November 11, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    For all the snippets of Michelle Obama’s chat with Robin Roberts…there are many:)

  35. 65 Dudette
    November 11, 2018 at 9:55 pm

  36. 66 Dudette
    November 11, 2018 at 10:01 pm

  37. 67 CEB
    November 11, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Michelle will be on GMA on Tuesday and Ellen on Thursday. Will also be on Jimmy Kimmel but not sure which day.

  38. 68 Dudette
    November 11, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Okay that was great. Now on to the MSNBC show about Mrs. O.

  39. 69 Nena20409
    November 11, 2018 at 10:05 pm

  40. 70 Dudette
    November 11, 2018 at 10:05 pm

  41. 71 Dudette
    November 11, 2018 at 10:05 pm

  42. 72 CEB
    November 11, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    Headliners is only about others talking about her, positively so far, she is not on it. I see that Michelle favors ABC, no use for CBS or NBC for the most part.

  43. 73 Dudette
    November 11, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    • 74 jacquelineoboomer
      November 11, 2018 at 11:22 pm

      I think with this book she has recaptured – publicly – her “previous life.” We might have thought she would have done that almost immediately upon leaving the White House, but I think she used this book to let us know “I’m one of you, again,” even though she never will be anything but a woman superstar to the country and the world! But if she wants to be one of us again – just another woman, just another American (like that time she shopped, incognito, in Target while the Secret Service stood by, and she got away with it) – I’ll go along and pretend that she is, for her sake.

      Truth be told, I’m so glad she does not want to go into politics herself. We had eight years of seeing how some people in this country treated her husband, and I do not want him (or us) to see them treat her that way. I pity the fool who’d try it.

  44. 76 Dudette
    November 11, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  45. 77 0388jojothecat
    November 11, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    There will be NO OTHER FLOTUS like OUR forever FLOTUS Michelle Obama.

  46. 79 Nena20409
    November 11, 2018 at 10:25 pm

  47. 80 vcprezofan2
    November 11, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing your responses. You ladies have me on tenterhooks awaiting my chance to me moved to tears! As I’m a “far-inner” I usually have to wait until some intrepid TOD reporter posts full interviews like Michelle’s before I get all the scoop – very frustrating (meaning nail-biting).

    I notice that the newscasters like to repeat, and repeat, the bit about Michelle not forgiving the WH Idiot, but I didn’t read her comment in the same way. Being that I love words I tend to pay attention to the nuances more often than not, and my current take is that her words tell me she *would* never forgive The Idiot if his actions & words had caused actual violence against her family.

    “What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this, I’d never forgive him.”

    Anyhoo, I suspect I’ll have to wait until I’m home from work tomorrow to find the full interview here in the TOD village.

  48. 82 Nena20409
    November 11, 2018 at 10:56 pm

  49. 83 Nena20409
    November 11, 2018 at 11:03 pm

  50. November 11, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    Oh didn’t I enjoy Michelle Obama night.

  51. November 11, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Da phuq?😠😠😠

    Natalie Kitroeff (@Nataliekitro) Tweeted:
    7-Eleven is getting ICE to raid stores so that corporate can take control away from franchise owners. Unbelievable story

    https://t.co/ikYwpnpybc https://twitter.com/Nataliekitro/status/1061695306121781248?s=17

  52. November 12, 2018 at 12:02 am

    Our FLOTUS being authentically lovely in her interview on ABC tonight. A treasure for women and girls the world over, she is willing to share personal stories and be accessible to us, to connect with young people and pass on the baton. I so love to see her and hear her voice. Hoping to snag a copy of “Becoming” pronto. Congratulations, thanks and hugs to our First Lady!!

  53. 90 Gazelle
    November 12, 2018 at 12:05 am

    Have to say, I loved how the MSNBC special ended w/ that darling little girl enraptured by the portrait of our FLOTUS at National Gallery. BTW there’s still a long line to see the 2 portraits — our POTUS & FLOTUS. I love Smithsonians, my places of beauty, joy & peace. ❤

  54. November 12, 2018 at 7:57 am

  55. 93 deserflower
    November 12, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Morning everyone:)

  56. 95 deserflower
    November 12, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Beautiful Michelle

  57. 96 deserflower
    November 12, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Keep this going people! When we ALL vote, we get closer to the country we want to reflect us

  58. 97 deserflower
    November 12, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Ouch. Doctors know

  59. November 12, 2018 at 9:37 am

    This is sick.

    • November 12, 2018 at 10:27 am

      Isn’t it time to go after Kemp for being SOS and candidate while cutting votes and openly finaigling the books? If not why not?
      Now he has ‘resigned’ but is still pulling the strings? looks like an issue as big as the election!

      • November 12, 2018 at 10:31 am

        How much more evidence do we need to say something about the validity of this election?

      • November 12, 2018 at 10:48 am

        I honestly don’t understand how every single one of his shenanigans has been allowed from the moment he declared his candidacy. Why aren’t ALL Democrats screaming from the rooftops about his criminal interference every step of the way? WHY? SMH.

  60. November 12, 2018 at 9:41 am

    LOLz

  61. 104 deserflower
    November 12, 2018 at 9:47 am

  62. 105 desertflower
    November 12, 2018 at 10:29 am

    ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME!!! I don’t know how salad bars are still a “thing”

    • 106 cd4biden
      November 12, 2018 at 10:51 am

      Typical white guy thinking it’s all about him. That unbelievable sense of entitlement many of them have. Ugh! And he doesn’t consider anyone else with his actions. I’ve approached people doing things like this, but not this bad, and they look at me like I’m crazy or something and tell me to go “f” myself, and I’m an older white woman. It is one of my biggest peeve’s, no “pet” about it. A full blown peeve!

  63. 108 desertflower
    November 12, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Beauty Break

  64. 113 desertflower
    November 12, 2018 at 10:33 am

    From a pathological liar. What a shocker. Florida, put your head down and do the work.

  65. November 12, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Saw on Twitter few minutes ago there’s a lid at WH and orange man will not be going to Arlington Cemetery to lay the wreath for Veteran’s Day event. ?!?!?!?!?!?!

  66. November 12, 2018 at 11:30 am

  67. 126 Don
    November 12, 2018 at 11:33 am

    I was watching Michelle Obama’s interview with Robin Roberts last night and it struck me. Michelle had to carry centuries of black folk on her back when she took her first step into the White House. Just imagine you being the first person in your family to go to college, now multiply that by one billion, the weight of expectation becomes unbearable. What a phenomenal woman.

    • 127 Dudette
      November 12, 2018 at 11:52 am

      Indeed. I totally get why she’d want nothing to do with running for office.

    • 128 0388jojothecat
      November 12, 2018 at 11:58 am

      I listened to MO’ interview on NPR and again the same political questions about running for office. For the first time I heard how she went to school with Jesse Jackson’s daughter and saw first hand the toll politics did to the kids. MO’s father participated in local Chicago politics and it turned her off of politics. She has been consistent in saying it is not her cup of tea and she would never choose that career path. She said there are other ways to affect change politically and she is doing it with the young people, encouraging them to go to college, young women, and supporting them as candidates.

  68. November 12, 2018 at 11:49 am

    I loved listening and watching Michelle Obama’s interview last night. I’m probably alone in this but I actually didn’t care for the way Robin Roberts interviewed her, focusing on controversy and approaching her like she had to defend her authenticity. I just thought she could have asked deeper, more important questions that weren’t about politics but about her as an individual. I think Oprah has a better rapport with her.

    • 130 Don
      November 12, 2018 at 11:59 am

      Yep I noticed that also, I remember Tracee Ellis Ross interviewing Michelle and it was as if they were sisters. They seemed to share something that was deep and knowing, and Michelle was flowing.

      • November 12, 2018 at 12:12 pm

        YES, EXACTLY!! That was a great interview!! And I really loved Oprah’s exiting the White House interview. Robin seemed more like a Sunday show taking head checking off the boxes from HQ. I like Robin. I just thought she could have been more human.

  69. 132 JER
    November 12, 2018 at 11:52 am

    • 133 cd4biden
      November 12, 2018 at 2:19 pm

      Thanks for this JER. I don’t tweet, etc., but it didn’t stop me from just sending an email around to all my friends informing them of this disgracefulness.

  70. November 12, 2018 at 11:53 am

  71. 136 Dudette
    November 12, 2018 at 11:54 am

    • 137 cd4biden
      November 12, 2018 at 2:04 pm

      I love this video and the Bidens so much for what they do in the world.

      On another note, OMG!! One of the comments under the above video mentions 46-1’s avoiding the rain in France, and jokingly says Native American Rain Dancers have never been more busy. That they will be appearing at Trump rallies and events soon. Would that it were true!!

  72. 138 Dudette
    November 12, 2018 at 11:54 am

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    November 12, 2018 at 11:55 am

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    November 12, 2018 at 11:55 am

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    November 12, 2018 at 11:55 am

  76. 142 Dudette
    November 12, 2018 at 11:56 am

  77. 143 Dudette
    November 12, 2018 at 11:57 am

    • 144 cd4biden
      November 12, 2018 at 2:15 pm

      Morning Dudette,

      This post brought back the wonderous memories of earlier this summer. I was sitting in my backyard resting after some yard work when I noticed a bunch of butterflies, not monarchs, flying through my yard. A few minutes later another bunch of 10 or so flew through. Then another, and another. So I really focused on them and realized there were hundreds of them flying through my yard and the pasture next to my house and the large yard on the other side of my house. And it went on for most of the afternoon!!

      Apparently is was the annual migration of a particular species of butterflies, and I had never seen it before. Absolutely magical. I sat there in awe, much as my granddaughter did 2 years ago, the first time I introduced her to bubbles. Thank you for reminding me of the magic of nature.

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    November 12, 2018 at 11:57 am

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    November 12, 2018 at 11:59 am

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    November 12, 2018 at 11:59 am

  83. 150 Dudette
    November 12, 2018 at 11:59 am

  84. 151 Dudette
    November 12, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Read this…

  85. 152 Dudette
    November 12, 2018 at 12:02 pm

  86. 155 JER
    November 12, 2018 at 12:02 pm

  87. 157 Dudette
    November 12, 2018 at 12:02 pm

  88. 158 Dudette
    November 12, 2018 at 12:06 pm

  89. November 12, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Since Don reminded us about this GREAT interview, we have to have it at our fingertips to watch again:

  90. 163 Dudette
    November 12, 2018 at 12:25 pm

  91. November 12, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    OMG


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