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Becoming: A Sneak Preview

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137 Responses to “Becoming: A Sneak Preview”


  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    November 12, 2018 at 9:42 pm

  2. 7 jacquelineoboomer
    November 12, 2018 at 9:49 pm

  3. 10 Nerdy Wonka
    November 12, 2018 at 10:13 pm

  4. 11 Nena20409
    November 12, 2018 at 10:32 pm

  5. 13 vcprezofan2
    November 12, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    I read the tweet below last night before going to bed and pondered it in my heart. 😉 Apart from accepting the thoughts as being so Michelle-like and being very touched by them, I also love them for another reason. Truth is, I also read into them an affirmation of some of what we’ve often said here in the TOD village – that we would wait for the Obama stories in their own words because given their character, honesty and intelligence no one else could do as good a job writing about *their* time in the bright national light as they could. Michelle seems to be saying here what we felt; ‘I’ll tell my own story, thank you’.

    ” owning your unique story” ••►••► This made me think ‘Yesss. Don’t let the biography chasers (like ambulance chasers) trample over each other to try to tell your story.’

    “using your authentic voice” ••►••► There is no way they can do as good a job as you. There’s power in telling your story yourself (especially when you have the skills to do so).

    Thank you, Michelle, for your power, authenticity, AND grace! I’ve learned a lot from you these past 10 years.

    ps TOD: Though I haven’t seen the full interview (couldn’t find it), my copy of ‘Becoming’ should arrive along with ‘Shade’ by the end of this week. I bet you can guess what my weekend reading material will be. 🙂 🙂

  6. 19 Nena20409
    November 12, 2018 at 10:36 pm

  7. 20 Dudette
    November 12, 2018 at 10:36 pm

  8. 21 Don
    November 12, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    Michelle, get that money girl!

  9. 22 Nena20409
    November 12, 2018 at 10:45 pm

  10. 23 Dudette
    November 12, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Mrs. O’s interview with Robin Roberts that aired on 20/20 last night can be found here. Unfortunately, it’s chopped into separate parts.
    https://abcnews.go.com/alerts/michelle-obama

  11. 24 Dudette
    November 12, 2018 at 10:59 pm

  12. 25 Dudette
    November 12, 2018 at 10:59 pm

  13. 27 Nena20409
    November 12, 2018 at 11:01 pm

  14. 29 jacquelineoboomer
    November 12, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    MSNBC is saying creepy DHS non-secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has been told that trump wants her out “as soon as possible,” and she may leave within the next couple weeks. Or tomorrow, we know how that goes.

    Since John Kelly has always stood by her side and gets mad when trump yells at or about her, he may go next. Good riddance.

    Anybody else thinks her “protector” is a little too close to her, if you get my drift? Ugh. Gotta get that ugly picture out of my brain.

    Truthfully, I’d like to see Nielsen spend the next couple of weeks at a tent city on the border, without a blanket, but I’ll try to be what they call “good.”

  15. 30 Dudette
    November 12, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    • 31 Dudette
      November 12, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    • 32 Don
      November 12, 2018 at 11:42 pm

      These people never learn, no matter how much they pledge loyalty to Trump and do everything that he tells them to do. They always end up getting screwed.

      • 33 Dudette
        November 12, 2018 at 11:55 pm

        Fine with me. I hope he chews them all up and spits them out and then we slap hand cuffs on him & a bunch of them.

  16. 34 Dudette
    November 12, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    BOOM!

  17. 39 Nena20409
    November 12, 2018 at 11:28 pm

  18. 41 jacquelineoboomer
    November 12, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    Even Joe Biden is saying McSally’s fine concession video via twitter – with her dog Boomer at her side – was worthy of note! And I take back everything I said that was negative about McSally, earlier. 🙂

    • 42 0388jojothecat
      November 13, 2018 at 11:06 am

      Don’t be. She is still a Rethug. Rumor is the GOP Gov will replay Kyle with her. I hear awful things about McSally. It might all be an act to get appointed as the 2nd Senator.

    • 44 cos
      November 13, 2018 at 8:36 pm

      So the new meme, if a republican concede without crying fraud, they are acting classy. Makes no sense.

      • 45 jacquelineoboomer
        November 13, 2018 at 8:42 pm

        Because we Democrats try to play fair, it is good for us to at least acknowledge for a minute that it was a good concession video.
        As you intimated, I think it was just a moment in time … nobody was used to it coming from the RWNJs, so it seemed “new and classy.” In another day or two, some right winger will do more crazy things, and this will be forgotten.

  19. 46 Nena20409
    November 12, 2018 at 11:33 pm

  20. 47 Dudette
    November 12, 2018 at 11:54 pm

  21. 48 Dudette
    November 12, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    • 49 pkayden
      November 13, 2018 at 8:19 am

      Crystal City is in Northern Virginia which is in my neck of the woods. Glad to hear this news. Hopefully, loads of jobs will be created for DMV residents.

  22. 52 globalcitizenlinda
    November 13, 2018 at 12:10 am

    may tomorrow bring better news than today …

  23. 53 jacquelineoboomer
    November 13, 2018 at 12:10 am

    Apparently, it’s not just Fox News whose twitter feed has gone silent.

    • 54 Dudette
      November 13, 2018 at 12:25 am

      Raise your hand if you miss tweets from Fox News or Drudge.

    • 57 Dudette
      November 13, 2018 at 2:23 am

      Yep, there are more. Something must must be up. Mueller report coming very soon? Or already out and AG office sitting on it.

  24. 58 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 12:24 am

    Mrs. O’s book tour dates below.
    Since she’ll be in LA on Thursday, it looks like that’s the day she’ll be on both Elken & Jimmy Kimmel’s show.
    ——-
    Through the rest of 2018, Obama will visit 10 U.S. cities on her book tour, as well as one city in England. Here are the dates for her upcoming tour:

    November 13 at the United Center in Chicago
    November 15 at the Forum in Los Angeles
    November 17 at the Capitol One Arena in Washington, D.C.
    November 24 at the TD Garden in Boston
    November 25 at the Capitol One Arena in Washington, D.C.
    November 29 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
    December 1 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn
    December 3 at Royal Festival Hall in London
    December 11 at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit
    December 13 at the Pepsi Center Arena in Denver
    December 14 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas
    December 19 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn

  25. 59 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 12:36 am

    🏒🍺

  26. 60 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 12:42 am

    Really sad to see how she seems to have turned away from the values for which she was lauded, just 9 years ago.

    Thread

  27. 61 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 1:00 am

    Dear God!

  28. 63 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 1:01 am

  29. 64 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 1:06 am

    Saw this story on news this evening. Really sickening but definitely not surprising

  30. 67 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 1:10 am

  31. 69 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 1:12 am

  32. 70 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 1:15 am

    😁

  33. 71 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 1:17 am

  34. 72 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 1:19 am

    Smh

  35. 74 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 1:20 am

  36. 75 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 1:28 am

  37. 76 Nena20409
    November 13, 2018 at 5:42 am

  38. November 13, 2018 at 6:58 am

    Imagine being a newly elected Democratic member of the House of Representatives and the first thing you pledge to do is vote against the most accomplished and powerful woman in politics, the first woman Speaker of the House, a demonstrated leader and policy maker who has proven time and time and time again that she will always get RESULTS. She’s the most progressive and pragmatic person in the House and yet she’s not progressive enough. UGH, I’m sickened by these attempts.

  39. 82 deserflower
    November 13, 2018 at 7:38 am

    So rather than listen, learn and understand…

  40. November 13, 2018 at 7:44 am

    Michelle Obama is on Good Morning America.

  41. 86 deserflower
    November 13, 2018 at 7:46 am

    For those of you thinking that you ore judged McSally…. No, you didn’t. It was a nice speech she gave last night, but I have been here too long and gotten cynical. John Kyl doesn’t want his Senate seat forever. He’s a placeholder… guess who probably REALLY wants that seat? Yeah.

    • 87 deserflower
      November 13, 2018 at 7:48 am

      Plus, we’re so down in the swamp now that a common, decent concession speech is now a BFD. It’s gotten pathetic if you ask me. I thought that’s what was SUPPOSED to happen!

      • 89 cd4biden
        November 13, 2018 at 10:55 am

        Thanks, df, for the reminder of what is really normal, and not the “new” normal. Hard to remember as I tread swamp water every day.

        Good morning everyone. I hope you all have a lovely day. Loving all these links to see and listen to our one and only FLOTUS. Thank you everyone.

  42. 91 deserflower
    November 13, 2018 at 8:07 am

    This one knows what she’s doing and how the game is played. I would suggest to those eager women that have just come to Washington… watch and learn. Your time is close at hand

  43. 92 pkayden
    November 13, 2018 at 8:15 am

  44. November 13, 2018 at 8:31 am

    YESSSS, Queen!!

  45. 94 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 8:42 am

    😁

  46. 95 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 8:45 am

  47. 96 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 8:46 am

  48. 97 desertflower
    November 13, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Snagged this from BJ. Agreed.

    …[M]ultiple Democrats who will be chairing committees in the new Congress made clear that they already have a clear idea of the matters they’ll be investigating and they’re ready to use their subpoena powers if the administration refuses to cooperate. You can be sure that when all this begins, Republicans will portray it as madness, a chaotic eruption of politically motivated probes with no legitimate purpose. The truth, however, is that Democrats seem to know exactly what they’re doing…

    When Republicans inevitably begin whining that Democrats are being too aggressive in all this oversight, remember how they be-clowned themselves through the Obama years, trying to gin up one phony scandal after another, including mounting seven, yes, seven separate investigations of Benghazi. We can and should have vigorous debates about what is being uncovered, how to understand it and what should be done about it. But the last thing we should do is waste our time arguing about whether there are too many investigations.

    If the Trump administration is a bastion of integrity and public-spiritedness, that’s what the investigations will reveal. And if the president himself has displayed nothing but the highest ethical standards and respect for law throughout his career, that’s what we’ll learn. The sense of dread spreading over the White House and the Republican Party right now isn’t because they think House Democrats will waste everyone’s time with these investigations; it’s because they know there’s so much misbehavior to be uncovered. The public deserves to see and understand all of it, and if that winds up hurting Republicans, they have only themselves to blame.

  49. 98 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 8:52 am

  50. 99 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Just an observation.

  51. 100 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 8:56 am

  52. 101 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 8:59 am

  53. 102 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 8:59 am

  54. 103 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 9:00 am

  55. 105 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 9:03 am

  56. 106 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 9:14 am

  57. 107 CEB
    November 13, 2018 at 9:17 am

    The activism around the midterms and the overall results have given me life. So many heeded Barack’s words about being vigilant rather than fearful and to run for office if they were dissatisfied with the current state of things. Thankful that many courts have been helpful in pushing back against voter suppression of all kinds. So happy that young voters out-performed expectations. Grateful that the in your face racists have been tracked down by social media warriors and exposed to their communities and the world then getting fired and held up to ridicule and censure. I struggled all of 2017 not to hate or to give in to despair; to not live a small life. Now I have great hope and belief that this is a country that can do better; that can get it right. Here in Florida, Scott has learned that it is not as easy to steal an election as it was in 2000. In all of this we now have Michelle’s voice that reminds us that we are enough just as we are. There is so much work to do to further bend the arc of the universe toward justice, but we have a good start and a fighting chance and I am thankful.

  58. 109 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Thread

  59. 111 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 9:24 am

    This is the actual thread.

  60. 112 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 9:42 am

  61. 113 desertflower
    November 13, 2018 at 9:50 am

  62. November 13, 2018 at 9:51 am

    When the French Embassy is trolling…………

  63. 115 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 9:56 am

  64. 116 deserflower
    November 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

  65. 117 deserflower
    November 13, 2018 at 10:16 am

  66. 118 deserflower
    November 13, 2018 at 10:18 am

  67. 119 deserflower
    November 13, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Yeah, how about that:)

  68. 121 deserflower
    November 13, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Exactly right

  69. 122 globalcitizenlinda
    November 13, 2018 at 10:40 am

    I am sorry, but I have no time at all for the people who think that their main focus should be vote out Speaker Pelosi;

    she is the most effective speaker that I know – her record speaks for itself;

    she has always been very loyal supporter of President Obama during all the 8 years (and before – remember the Iowa Jefferson-Jackson Dinner and her introduction?);

    Can’t people remember how the tea-party candidates brought such arrogance to congress and they ended up cannibalizing themselves, with very weak ineffective leaders, who pushed the extremist policies ..and ultimately the destruction of the party …..

    why do people find it so hard to learn from history??

    • 123 Dudette
      November 13, 2018 at 12:12 pm

      They wouldn’t spend as much $ and time to demonize as they have if she wasn’t supremely effective. They are afraid of her. Same as they were afraid of Secretary Clinton and President Obama.

    • 124 Dudette
      November 13, 2018 at 12:16 pm

  70. November 13, 2018 at 10:43 am

  71. 127 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 11:09 am

    🐥🐇😎

  72. November 13, 2018 at 11:40 am

    For Democrats to make any headway in red states, particularly in small rural communities, that is the challenge that must be addressed. The 50-state strategy promoted initially by Howard Dean, and expanded by current DNC Chair Tom Perez in his efforts to compete in every zip code, is perhaps the most powerful tool for addressing that challenge. Without an opposition candidate, a discussion of issues and policies doesn’t take place.

  73. November 13, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Congratulations to our First Lady on the release of her intriguing book “Becoming”!!! (#1 on Amazon).
    FLOTUS: “Our democracy is ours to own and control…all of our stories matter…what it means to be human, what it means to be American.”
    Her book: “I hope this encourages others to tap into their memories and define the power and the truth of who they are, and own it.”.
    Our First Lady said to Robin Roberts today she’s happy to share her story if it gives comfort to others, helps others, and inspires the young to
    “do a little bit more because of what we do”. Seeing Craig brings it home…how courageous and ordinary/extraordinary is our First Family!

    • November 13, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      Magic: That beautiful little girl in the photo with the family Buick Electra 225 today shaking up America, giving us heart, making us proud.
      -Truth is all the hard-won good news has me electrified and tearful. So much hidden becoming visible…
      -imo with cold heads and warm hearts: We win! We transcend!

  74. 131 Dudette
    November 13, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Beauty break!🌄

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