the pritzker prize

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are introduced during the Pritzker Architecture Prize award ceremony at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

The Prize, often referred to as the Nobel Prize for architecture, was won by Eduardo Souto de Moura of Portugal.

91 Responses to “the pritzker prize”

  1. 1 collegekay
    June 2, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    I’ve been having PBO withdraws. I’m glad we get to see/hear him today. I hope I don’t sound like a lunatic, lol.

    • June 2, 2011 at 7:03 pm

      You sound perfectly normal to me, Collegekay 😆

      • 3 utaustinliberal
        June 2, 2011 at 7:08 pm

        Oh collegekay you’re in good company. Thanks for the heads up Chips. I totally forgot. You’re a star 😉

    • 4 P
      June 2, 2011 at 7:04 pm

      Absolutely not collegekay!! Same here 🙂 . Thanks Chipsticks for the heads up I had completely forgotten about this.

    • 7 meta
      June 2, 2011 at 7:12 pm

      Get in line!

    • 8 PoliticalJunkessa
      June 2, 2011 at 7:46 pm

      Too cute :-).

      [I have a theory that when I start seeing doom-and-gloom/chicken littleish/over-anxious comments on Obamabot sites, it’s usually when folks haven’t seen enough of him, LOL.]

      Glad to see my President and First Lady look gorgeous and rested. I hope and trust the girls are doing well, too.

      Thanks, Chips!

      • 9 gobrooklyn
        June 2, 2011 at 8:21 pm

        I think that’s true for most liberal blogs too not just Obamabot sites. I’ve seen lots of frustration and anxiety elsewhere.

        • 10 PoliticalJunkessa
          June 2, 2011 at 8:52 pm

          Maybe, but I was talking about the wide mood swings I see among my fellow bots. Last week, lots of high fives, laughs, celebrations, but let the Prez go into hiding for just a day and a half, and the comments take a turn for the worse — very quickly. I enjoy the comments, but I especially enjoy people who continue to post uplifting things that don’t feed into the anxiety at such times. Just my observation :-).

          • 11 anniebella
            June 2, 2011 at 9:10 pm

            In a way I understand were you are coming from PoliticalJunkessa. I think there isn’t one of us who think the re-election of Barack Obama will be easy, it will be a battle. But it will be a hard fought battle, from all sides. Meaning as a supporter of President Obama, I am going to fight for this man re-election, because I believe in this man. And I believe everyone up here will do the same.

          • 13 Dorothy Rissman
            June 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm

            You nailed it PJ. I was so high during the overseas days. Now we deal with the horror of the republiscums. It is easy to get down. All of those who want to diminish and destroy PBO. It is a heart breaker.

            • 14 anniebella
              June 2, 2011 at 11:09 pm

              DR, we have to fight it. Yes I am so sorry with all the crap President Obama have had to deal with, but if we believe in this man, we have to be ready to fight for him.

            • 15 hopefruit2
              June 2, 2011 at 11:30 pm

              I believe our President has a trip scheduled for Puerto Rico around June 15th 🙂

            • 16 theo67
              June 2, 2011 at 11:51 pm

              I think part of the downturn in emotion was because the President was “missing in action” this week, and the Republicans flooded the scene and filled the vaccuum, with absolutely no visible pushback from Democrats. That amount of negativity is a little overwhelming, and came as a bit of a shock immediately after such an uplifting week. It’s also a shame that after not seeing much coverage on an important trip by the leader of this country, we are haunted and tortured with 24/7 coverage of a quitting, irresponsible woman who does nothing for anyone but herself. The combination was explosive.

    • 17 Puddin'
      June 2, 2011 at 9:17 pm

      I too have had PBO and FLOTUS withdraws…I hate to admit it, but I look forward to seeing what the First Lady is wearing as much as I lok forward to what she is doing and what she has to say…yes collegekay, you are in good company.

  2. 18 P
    June 2, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Wow it’s done? so quick!!!!! I need more of PBO!!!!!

  3. June 2, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I didn’t see the beginning of the President’s speech but I did see the last bit on CNN.com

    The important thing is that I got to see him today and he looks gorgeous! 🙂

  4. 24 meta
    June 2, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Anyone else having problems getting CNN video? I get sound and their endless commercials but no video when I select a livestream. This has been going on since yesterday. I’m on a MacBook Pro, tried both Safari and Firefox. Thx.

  5. 32 Ceb
    June 2, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Our president is truly a Renaissance man. I wondered why he was chosen to introduce the 2011 Laureate and was surprised and pleased to learn that he has a an almost life-long interest in architecture; so much so that it was one of his career choices when he was younger. Of course, being surrounded by the famous and important work of world -renowned American architects in Chicago underscores this interest. From the emcees remarks it appears that PBO has been a patron of and had some connection with this group for years.

    I listened to the audio only stream from WH.gov. I always have trouble with CNN live streams.

    • 33 utaustinliberal
      June 2, 2011 at 7:30 pm

      Thanks for the clip Chips. By the way PBO looked quite dapper and Mrs.O; like a breath of fresh air. Loooved her dress. Hopefully there’ll be more video.

    • 34 P
      June 2, 2011 at 7:40 pm

      Yes he is a man of many greatness a true leader!!!!

  6. 35 MTmarilyn
    June 2, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Is it over. It’s just 5:20 here in MT. I just got home and now am trying to catch up on all the news. CNN.com says it is coming on at 7:20.

    You’ve been busy today, Chips, I have lots to catch up on. It is pouring rain here in MT. Would like to see some some sometime. This is a good evening to sit in front of the computer and catch up.

  7. 36 Ceb
    June 2, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Wow! A photo already. Look at you Chipsticks, with the quickness!


  8. 37 MeaBloom
    June 2, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Something is wrong with the white house feed. It says concluded and it’s only 6:30? How long was the speech?

  9. June 2, 2011 at 7:33 pm


    Here is what happened in the dem caucus meeting. Some of these dems, I just dont know about!

    • 42 Anna Luc
      June 2, 2011 at 10:01 pm

      I’ll await other reports on the meeting before I draw any conclusions. HuffyPuffy always trys to make the President look bad and has no credibility with me. I won’t even give them the click. And don’t even start men on Waxman’s whining.

  10. 44 P
    June 2, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    MICHELLE BABY GIRL YOU SO DAMN FINEEEEEEE!!!!! No homo lol but gosh her body is banging wish my body could look that good 😦

    • 45 P
      June 2, 2011 at 7:47 pm

      Just wanna add don’t you all love how the President always takes his lady’s hand when they about to walk down staircases? He’s such a gentleman 🙂 . Sorry but I always notice these little things in men it tells you alot. I love it!!!

    • 48 StR
      June 2, 2011 at 8:02 pm

      Dem House caucus unfortunately doesn’t matter. Boehner’s majority rules. I don’t know why Admin talking to McConnell for that matter either unless the GOP would filibuster the ceiling vote which would be brutal optics. I guess the Dem House caucus will matter if Boehner loses 24 or more of his caucus votes – which he probably would if there is a negotiated agreement with the Obama White House as it will never be enough for the teabaggers.

  11. 49 meta
    June 2, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Look at Mrs. O!! What a stunning gown. And, Mr. President, oh my!!!!!!!!

  12. 50 Me4obama
    June 2, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Ok this dress will make some headlines tomorrow. Am trying to figure out the bottom, near the ankle is it a panty-dress? Mrs O has out done herself tonight. I will wait for more pictures, but damn she is gorgeous.

  13. June 2, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Check out the President’s pants. It’s got this lining right down the side.


  14. June 2, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Chip take a look at this new video by Michelle Obama! On the new food requirements:


  15. 67 hopefruit2
    June 2, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    What shall we all do after Jan 2017?

    • 68 utaustinliberal
      June 2, 2011 at 8:23 pm

      Nooooooooooo…. don’t remind me. 😦 I’m taking it one day at a time and soaking up EVERYTHING about this presidency. (thank you Chipsticks and my fellow TOD’ers) We got sooo lucky this time. For once I hope that lightning really does strike twice and we get a dem who’s at least 1/10th of PBO.

    • June 2, 2011 at 8:24 pm

      Settle down and enjoy Malia’s first term as President? 😆

      • 70 P
        June 2, 2011 at 8:35 pm

        Hahahahahahahaha I love it! Chips got jokes 😆 She’ll make a excellent President Ms Oracle 🙂

      • 71 meta
        June 2, 2011 at 8:53 pm

        Malia is a gorgeous gem of a daughter.

      • 72 hopefruit2
        June 2, 2011 at 8:56 pm

        LOL Chips – actually, she’ll be a college freshman. Maybe we’ll have a blog devoted to the former first daughter’s college years!

        • 73 utaustinliberal
          June 2, 2011 at 8:59 pm

          Hahahaha… I think SS might come after us 🙂

        • 74 Sue in Minnesota
          June 3, 2011 at 12:01 am

          I understand that she is exceptionally intelligent. She may by that time alreeady have a degree under her belt. No pressure Malia…really.

    • 75 meta
      June 2, 2011 at 8:42 pm

      Sometimes my imagination drifts in that direction in a kind of aimless sentimental journey. We will forever likely think of our lives as pre- and post-Obama era. I hope and think that he will continue to write and speak and do something very interesting that engages our imagination. I think about all the years ahead in which he can influence a great many sectors of American life. But it will surely be a very empty landscape without the First Family in our lives on a daily basis. They have been such great examples and they have changed my life. Honestly, I try not to think about it.

      • 76 anniebella
        June 2, 2011 at 8:55 pm

        meta,you will have four more years plus the rest of this term. So let’s just sit back and enjoy our wonderful First Family.

    • 77 PoliticalJunkessa
      June 2, 2011 at 9:10 pm

      Get to work on Michelle’s campaign 😛 !

  16. 78 Chi
    June 2, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Loveliness in all its glory…

  17. 80 Me4obama
    June 2, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    OT. If anyone wants a dose of Wanda Sykes she is on Piers “Tabloid” Morgan tonight at 9:00pm.

    • 81 utaustinliberal
      June 2, 2011 at 8:41 pm

      oooh thanks Me4obama. So gonna check that out. I love Wanda’s brand of truth telling and raunchy but hilarious comedy. 🙂

  18. 83 anniebella
    June 2, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Nice to see the First Couple together. May the good Lord watch over them and keep them safe.

  19. 84 isonprize
    June 2, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    OK, we have the FINEST, FINE, GOODlooking, HANDSOMEST, DAMN, he’s fine, president this country has EVER, EVER, EVER, seen.

    THAT’S HOW YOU WEAR A TUXEDO, baby!! And Michelle is ALWAYS gorgeous!!

  20. 85 lisalovesobama
    June 2, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Oh darn! I’m always late to the game, but I watched the video and they both look beautiful. And thanks collegekay, I was going through withdrawals too 😉

  21. 86 Eleroy
    June 2, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Wowee!!! Hallo GORGEOUS to the nth!!!!

  22. 87 StylishGurl
    June 2, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Mrs.Obama brings sexy back… I LoVE 😀

  23. 88 Sue in Minnesota
    June 2, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    I think they look absolutely stunning. Michelle wears her clothes so fantastically, her dress is gorgeous. Our President looks like he has a brand new tuxedo….very FINE.

  24. June 3, 2011 at 12:59 am

    Thank you so much for your positive and uplifting voice in this crazy political atmosphere. Our president has done a phenomenal job in taking care of our interest. Your coverage of the Ireland/UK state visit was fantastic! I am forever your fan.

  25. 90 LAPalm
    June 3, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Hello Everyone….Oh Wow the President & First Lady looks
    Beautiful…Michelle’s dress is stunning

  26. 91 LAPalm
    June 3, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Oh yeah….Thanks Chipsticks you always post the best pictures…keep up the good work…Barack Obama 2012!

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