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  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    February 24, 2013 at 9:54 pm


  2. 9 taiping1
    February 24, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Love Kerry!

  3. 10 Allison
    February 24, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Good evening all!

  4. 11 Carol
    February 24, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Not watching the Oscars!

  5. 12 CarolMaeWY
    February 24, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    And number one goes to Proud. Congrats.

  6. 13 vitaminlover
    February 24, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Jennifer Hudson is looking good!

  7. February 24, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    • 16 anniebella
      February 24, 2013 at 10:03 pm

      I would like to see more people of color nominated.

      • 17 kasai
        February 24, 2013 at 10:42 pm

        Unfortunately Anniebella…Hollywood is still back in times….hard to get a job as a black person…not as inclusive, very few make it to the big screen and hopefully be nominated…but we see some improvement…Blacks are owning more stock and financing their own movies.. It took a long time before Hollywood could even touch “REDS” ? The Tuskegee airmen..I truly believe..it is because PBO made it obvious they were True Heroes lost in history…thankful that our President is making it known to the world of our unsung heroes and Hollywood is starting to take notice…..CHANGE IS COMING!!! even in Hollywood:-):-)

  8. February 24, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Congrats PFWHI on first…….. Here is a PDF of the sequester cuts in every state, so you can see what will be affected where you live.

  9. February 24, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. February 24, 2013 at 10:02 pm

  11. 22 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    February 24, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    I prefer this:

  12. 24 jacquelineoboomer
    February 24, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    In my own little world, tonight, having fun taking down dorky boys – and they think I mean their Oscar tweets. I love The Twitter!

  13. February 24, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    For Chips ๐Ÿ™‚



  14. 42 Pamela
    February 24, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    That Les Mis performance was just what I have stayed tuned for… Hey!

  15. 43 dotster3
    February 24, 2013 at 10:09 pm

  16. February 24, 2013 at 10:15 pm

  17. 47 CarolMaeWY
    February 24, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    I was looking for this YouTube video after I saw the photo and remarks about Gov. Christie setting next to FLOTUS at the dinner tonight. Assuming most of you saw Chips post, I will post it again here.

    Try it in the morning! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  18. February 24, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    For those watching the Oscar’s…..

  19. 49 utaustinliberal
    February 24, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    For all Scandal and Kerry Washington fans, check out this new Scandal commercial. I nominate Kerry Washington as the next Bond Girl.

    • February 25, 2013 at 7:58 am

      I saw this last night. Roland Martin was going crazy on Twitter about it too. LOL I love love love Scandal. And I second your nomination UL. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. 51 jacquelineoboomer
    February 24, 2013 at 10:41 pm

  21. 59 jacquelineoboomer
    February 24, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    This says it all.

  22. 61 Dudette
    February 24, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Sigh! Babs!!!

    • 62 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      February 24, 2013 at 11:05 pm

      She was one of my Aunt Edna’s favorites… Miss my Auntie…

    • 64 jackiegrumbacher
      February 24, 2013 at 11:21 pm

      In 1962, my sister took me to see I Can Get It For You Wholesale” Streisand’s breakthrough role on Broadway. She was about 20 at the time. Her voice is the only thing I remember from the show. I looked at my sister and said “wow” I hope we hear that incredible voice again. Little did I know.

      • 65 jacquelineoboomer
        February 24, 2013 at 11:34 pm

        Nice sister! In 1962, my older sister was ignoring the heck out of me (three years younger), and holed up in her bedroom, blowing cigarette smoke out of her window, so my mother wouldn’t find out. #Mem’ries

  23. 66 desertflower
    February 24, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    My Barbra:) Wish she could have sung more than one song….. She made me cry.

  24. 68 Dudette
    February 24, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Go Adele!!

  25. 69 jacquelineoboomer
    February 24, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Even David Corn’s hangin’ on … with his “beam me up” h/t:

  26. 70 Dudette
    February 24, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Goodness gracious Michael Douglas looks like his dad more everyday!

  27. 72 yardarm756
    February 24, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Jane fonda should have been executed for treason. She is the refuse in a dirty dog park.

    • 73 dotster3
      February 24, 2013 at 11:46 pm

      What???? Hardly. Geez. And wow!

      • 74 jacquelineoboomer
        February 24, 2013 at 11:53 pm

        I’m old enough to know that many a Vietnam veteran feels exactly the way he does about Jane Fonda. Still.

        • 75 dotster3
          February 24, 2013 at 11:54 pm

          Yikes—-I was on Jane Fonda’s side on that one—-for sure.

        • 76 Bill
          February 25, 2013 at 6:04 am

          I am a Vietnam veteran and appreciated what Jane Fonda and every other war protester did. I am afraid we are forgetting how wrong the Vietnam war was. Too few of our political leaders from that era served, and many who served are still suffering. I am thrilled that SOS Kerry and soon to be SOD Hagel are now in our leadership.

          • 77 jacquelineoboomer
            February 25, 2013 at 12:20 pm

            There’s always going to be many sides to that divisive issue, Bill, as you know, since you are a Vietnam veteran. Each of your fellow combat veterans sees it unique to his own thoughts at the time and following return to the States – as our whole country did back then. Thank you for going there, when your country asked you to, while I sat home raising my baby son in a safe environment, wishing it were over and you all were coming home. I also am thrilled to see SOS Kerry and soon-to-be SECDEF Hagel in leadership! Especially the part that Chuck was an enlisted man – that will mean a lot to our current-day enlisted men and women!

      • 78 yardarm756
        February 24, 2013 at 11:58 pm

        She gave aid and comfort to the enemy in Vietnam. She’s a PIG!

  28. 81 dotster3
    February 24, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    I approve of best actor and actress. Daniel Day Lewis was an authentic Lincoln. And I love Jennifer Lawrence—-she’s real in a phony world—-and I loved her in that movie, Silver Linings, and I loved that movie.

  29. 83 itgurl_29
    February 24, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Remember when POTUS and FLOTUS went to Ireland, and at the rally, Daniel Day Lewis mentioned he was preparing to play Lincoln and read a famous a quote in honor of Barack Obama. I like to think PBO played a little part in Daniel winning his Oscar tonight, LOL

  30. 84 a4alice
    February 24, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    omg FLOTUS on the Oscars!

  31. February 24, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    It’s FLOTUS! hola! Whoa!

  32. 87 dotster3
    February 24, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Michelle!!!! Introducing Best Picture!

  33. February 24, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    ALRIGHT! ha Ha Ha Ha ! Our beauty, our divine FLOTUS! omg

  34. February 24, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    World’s best kept secret!

  35. 94 yardarm756
    February 24, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Oh Gawd, FLOTUS!

  36. 95 utaustinliberal
    February 24, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    OMG!!!!!!!!! First Lady Michelle Obama was at the Oscars. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. 96 Nena20409
    February 24, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Now we saw Michelle Obama beamed up to the Oscar award show. Lovely.

  38. 97 Dudette
    February 24, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Wow! It’s Argo!!! and FLOTUS announces!!! Whoa!!!!

  39. 98 daisydem
    February 24, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    So did any of you know that ….. ?

  40. February 24, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜†

  41. 104 mtmarilyn
    February 24, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Isn’t Michelle just so beautiful!

  42. 107 a4alice
    February 24, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    nitey nite

  43. 108 Nena20409
    February 24, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Argo? Nope. I am sorry. I am not a BenA’s fan.

    • 109 Dudette
      February 25, 2013 at 12:08 am

      I was pulling for Lincoln, but Argo was that good. It wasn’t a robbery.

    • 110 sabreen60
      February 25, 2013 at 12:12 am

      I just saw your reply to me on the previous thread. Sorry I disagree. I don’t think you can say someone is not “real” if they color their hair. Are women not “real” because we wear makeup to change or enhance are looks? FLOTUS wears makeup and false eyelashes and I don’t think you can more “real” than she. Are black women not “real” if they straighten their hair. I think you open a can of worms when you start talking about whether someone is “real” based on what they may or may not do to enhance or change their looks. Just my 2 cents. :-<

      • 111 Nena20409
        February 25, 2013 at 12:31 am

        Sabreen60…..what are you talking about?

        My comment was just about POTUS. I like him being Real, period.

        Please, I don’t like words or meanings I didn’t have, never thought of being assigned to me. Please.

        POTUS is Real to me. He is not pretentious. I prefer him, just as he is. That is all.

        When I say something that might offend anyone, I will apologize. Not on this. So please. My comments were just as I have stated them.

  44. February 24, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Uh, Ben? Get a grip dood…..

  45. 114 LadyTNT
    February 24, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    WOW!!! Mrs. O looks STUNNING tonight!!! That was a great surprise!!!

  46. 115 daisydem
    February 25, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Ben Affleck was not excited much, was he? Lol.

  47. 116 Dudette
    February 25, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Ben just made me cry. So sweet!

  48. 117 Dudette
    February 25, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Hmmm, anybody think Seth will be hosting next year? ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. 119 Dudette
    February 25, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Wow, “Here’s to the Losers” – mean and tacky in one big shiny ball. Man, that sucks!

  50. February 25, 2013 at 12:04 am

    I can’t believe it Mrs. O looked stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. 122 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    February 25, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Lord, glad I only watched the last hour. Seth was an insufferable bore — not funny at all; and the closing song was absolutely tacky and classless.

    • 123 dotster3
      February 25, 2013 at 12:11 am

      He was entertaining in the beginning—–and funny—-despite Gauvin’s constant tweets that people don’t understand his comedy—-uhmmm, what??? But except for the welcome relief of Adele and Barbra Streisand and a few other highlights along the way, it mostly slid downhill for the duration.

    • 124 Dudette
      February 25, 2013 at 12:11 am

      I agree about that last song, but I kinda expected some tacky when they picked him host. Guess they thought it would bring ratings. My cousin left halfway through the show. If I wasn’t the movie nut that I am, I might’ve turned off the TV myself.

  52. 125 Soca Sweet
    February 25, 2013 at 12:08 am

    FLOTUS did say on Fallon that she would catch the end of the Oscars after the Governor’s Ball. We just did not know what she meant.

  53. 127 utaustinliberal
    February 25, 2013 at 12:09 am

  54. 137 desertflower
    February 25, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Is it just me? Am I getting old, or were the “jokes” disguised as slams and just tasteless and tacky? Seth needs to keep his day job, and he’s a better singer than an Oscar host. FLOTUS was a terrific surprise:) Barbra was superb…as always. Other than that…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    • 138 COS
      February 25, 2013 at 12:15 am

      DF, did FLOTUS make a video appearance? I did not watch the Oscars.

    • 142 mtmarilyn
      February 25, 2013 at 12:18 am

      I did enjoy the Bond tribute and I love Adele. Other than that and hearing Barbra again it was long and boring. I do like seeing all the dresses, but I would have rather watched all the people enter the Govenors Ball.

    • 143 Nena20409
      February 25, 2013 at 12:19 am

      But those were the kind of jokes the Seth guy is known for. He makes those kind of jokes on his animated show on Fox. For him to do something different would have looked silly to him. They knew what he was about and they hired him anyway.

      • 144 desertflower
        February 25, 2013 at 12:25 am

        I don’t watch much tv, so I know that he is the Family Guy, guy…but I’ve never seen that show.

        • 145 Nena20409
          February 25, 2013 at 12:36 am

          I have never seen his show either. However, I know people who have and they find the show to be too funny. So based on some of their past comments…..that explained why his jokes might be a little put off for some today.

    • 147 cindysweatt
      February 25, 2013 at 12:55 am

      @Desertflower, you said exactly what I was thinking. Never a better year of nominations, but the show was stupid. Why the Chicago and Dreamgirls songs? That made no sense. The beginning was so tasteless and the end song was just mean. The First Lady was great. She has so much class. I didn’t agree completely with the Best Pic award, but there were such great contenders. I thought that Seth guy was just horrible. He should apologize.

  55. 148 Dudette
    February 25, 2013 at 12:13 am

  56. 155 utaustinliberal
    February 25, 2013 at 12:15 am

  57. February 25, 2013 at 12:15 am

    I can hear the righties now, “The Oscars are beneath the First Lady, why was she there? How much did it cost to beam her live, the socialist muslim should stop the spending” I just want to tell them all STFU

    • 157 daisydem
      February 25, 2013 at 12:25 am

      As I put on another blog in response to the RWNJ’s heads are exploding … GOOD. May they drown in their jealous, hate filled jelly-like plasma matter.

    • 158 jacquelineoboomer
      February 25, 2013 at 12:34 am

      Everybody’s going after @JohnJHarwood already – he’s a fool and showing his true “colors.”

    • 159 anniebella
      February 25, 2013 at 4:05 am

      “F” the righties and John Harwood, and anyone else who try to criticized FLOTUS for being on the Oscars. What is the big deal? All FLOTUS did was announced the best picture, so the haters need to back off.

  58. 160 Nena20409
    February 25, 2013 at 12:16 am

    The Obama’s way to thank the Hollywood Crowd that helped out so much with Time, money and support.

    Let the chattering class go absolutely berserk in the AM on Monday.

    WHPC might be sucking their thumbs again. Wow.

    Other than Michelle Obama’s surprise appearance……I loved Barbra Streisand. I was able to watch for an hour plus. It really was a slower pace. Nothing to write home about.

  59. 161 utaustinliberal
    February 25, 2013 at 12:17 am

  60. February 25, 2013 at 12:17 am

  61. 170 utaustinliberal
    February 25, 2013 at 12:20 am

    For the morons at Fox News.

  62. 171 desertflower
    February 25, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Wondered what was going on with Kristin Stewart though…she was a wreck. Anyone else see that?

  63. 172 Dudette
    February 25, 2013 at 12:27 am

  64. 174 Dudette
    February 25, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Good night everyone! Sweet dreams!

    • 175 HZ
      February 25, 2013 at 12:53 am

      Good Night Dudette. Sweet dreams to everyone. Loved your tweets on twitter. Our FLOTUS was beautiful as always. Love our WH team. They have forgotten that many of the actors and actresses have worked with our First Lady in the first term as mentors for the young people. Promoting the teaching and appreciation of the Performing Arts are to be given great shout outs to our young people and all of the professionals who work with the young people to encourage them.

      One day, our children will hear some of these young people who will become the next Best: actors, designers, film editors, music, stunt technology, costumes, directors, etc. I am elated that FLOTUS was asked and she said yes. We will see many more great moments in so many connected ways to lift up education, science, our young people, the arts, and other wonderful works coming from our White House.

      POB and this Whitehouse are focus to keep goodness moving for all citizens. Let us take our beautiful moments and Not Allow the faint and discouraging people steal joyful times from our space. We have many more moments to put on a smiling face. Do not count POB and his team out of it. He is a man who is brilliant in his thinking, his deeds, his trust, his commitment to do the best for our young people. HZ

      • 176 Dudette
        February 25, 2013 at 8:32 am

        Thank you HZ! What a lovely vision you paint for us. I’m so glad you’re a part of TOD. You’re such a beautiful spirit.

  65. 177 dotster3
    February 25, 2013 at 12:32 am

    All these people having a fit about Michelle on the Oscars—–why do they even care? What does it hurt? Their feelings? Do they hate that much that they would have to go in to high gear protest mode? About a presentation on the Oscars??? I just don’t understand these people who are in perpetual rage—–and for this??? Desperate, ugly people.

    • 178 COS
      February 25, 2013 at 12:38 am

      Sheer jealousy and envy.

      • 179 nathkatun7
        February 25, 2013 at 1:19 am

        Exactly, COS! And if I remember correctly, envy/jealousy is one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Also, if Presidents can take part in making jokes at the WHCD, or throw out a ceremonial pitches at the baseball games, why can’t the First Lady take part in the Oscars? Are the Oscars Awards not part of the American culture? I am so glad that POTUS and FLOTUS pay absolutely no attention to haters and keep on sharing their love and energy with most Americans who love and appreciate them.

    • 180 jacquelineoboomer
      February 25, 2013 at 1:07 am

      Ugly people like Michele Malkin or whatever her name is. Folks on Twitter are reminding her of Reagan’s involvement with the Oscars, and that little detail that he was an actor and I think head of the Screen Actors Guild or whatever it was called back in the dark ages when he was Republican king. Think I’ll go look that up.

      • 181 anniebella
        February 25, 2013 at 4:12 am

        Michele Malkin is a jealous S.O.B, she hates anything Obama, even Bo I’m sure. Yes I said it. I don’t like to use those words (SOB)but sometimes things go to far. It is just plain stupid for anyone trying to make some big deal cause FLOTUS was on the Oscars.

  66. 182 desertflower
    February 25, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Night all…it’ll be Happy Monday soon enough!

  67. February 25, 2013 at 12:43 am

  68. 184 99ts
    February 25, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Via BJ for folks like me that didn’t see it live

  69. February 25, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Well, believe it or not, this is the first time I’ve been at the computer all day. Busy around the house, and had made bbq for the missus before she starts her pre-surgery diet.

    Seth was great until the last song. That was tasteless and tacky, even for Seth. (Yes, I’m a big “Family Guy” fan, so I wasn’t put off by the jokes, until, again, the last song.)

    I’m sure the chattering classes will be aghast at Michelle appearing on the Oscars, so we must push back.

    See everyone tomorrow!

  70. 193 donna dem 4 obama
    February 25, 2013 at 12:52 am

    ARGO Wins Best Picture, First Lady Michelle Obama present @ 2013 Oscars 85th Academy

    • 194 COS
      February 25, 2013 at 1:04 am

      Thanks for posting the video Donna.

    • 195 nathkatun7
      February 25, 2013 at 1:36 am

      Thanks Donna for posting this video clip for people like me who missed watching the awards. How can any one fault The First Lady for participating in recognizing the accomplishments of these Artists who make our lives richer?

      • 196 anniebella
        February 25, 2013 at 4:22 am

        No sensible person does fault FLOTUS. I sure don’t. Heck, I went to bed and missed FLOTUS, if I knew she was going to be up there I would have watched the show. I just found out about it as I was watching the early news which comes on at 3a.m. So I came to Obama Diary to get all the info and image my surprise to hear about certain people being upset cause FLOTUS appeared on the Oscars. Well I say, if FLOTUS was asked to do this, if she wanted to do it, if POTUS didn’t mind, please tell me who else business is it.

  71. February 25, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Here is Hi-Defenition video of all the awards and presenters for anybody to see overseas or here in the U.S.


    Mrs.Obama presenting best picture…. http://oscar.go.com/blogs/real-time/36

  72. 199 Nena20409
    February 25, 2013 at 1:32 am

    Good Night all. Sweet dreams.

  73. February 25, 2013 at 2:19 am

    I’ll just say that there was a brave and off-scale talented woman in that audience who directed a movie that highlighted the absolute treachery and unspeakable horror that George Bush and Dick Cheney unleashed on people, the numbers of whom we are likely never to know.

    They harmed America by their TORTURE policy and practices in ways that we will suffer for decades if not longer – yes, folk, stuff like that sticks for a very, very long time. If you doubt that you know nothing about what the word ‘crusade’ elicits from almost TWO BILLION Muslims.

    It was President Barack Obama who, as among his first known acts as President, ended the era of Bush-Cheney TORTURE.

    Absolutely nothing about 0D30 endorsed or otherwise supported TORTURE. In fact, one of the brilliant accomplishments of Ms Bigelow is how she conveys the transition, the entire shift in policy and focus that is historically coincident with the assumption of the role of Commander-in-Chief by Barack Obama.

    For me, it could not have been a more astonishing moment had the First Lady of the United States announced that Kathryn Bigelow’s 0D30 was selected as Best Picture. It would have been profound.

    Just my opinion, of course.

    Good night.

  74. 201 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    February 25, 2013 at 2:28 am

    So why do I have to read a national on-line mag to find out what’s happening in my back yard??? No local print, tv, radio coverage…

  75. 202 Bill R.
    February 25, 2013 at 2:47 am

  76. 203 99ts
    February 25, 2013 at 3:07 am

    Any night owls around – are we swamped again – climate is seriously weird. We had a 10 year drought followed by 3 years of floods. Don’t think I can get any more water logged! Our lawn is a swimming pool & the roof still leaks – all we need is snow in the winter – then I will be seriously confused

    • February 25, 2013 at 3:34 am

      Hi 99ts, yes, strange storms…while we’re not affected too much here in Syd metro, strange to see a few of the trees (young ones) broken in half because of the severity of these brief but very heavy storms. Hope things ease up for you so you can get some kind of boring weather normality ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 207 susanne
      February 25, 2013 at 3:34 am

      aloha 99
      i’ve been back-tracking, trying to catch up with today’s comment threads. so much good conversation here, but more fun in the moment! but that is nothing next to your roof and flooding woes, of course! i can relate, a bit, as we’ve had weeks of rain here, but still perking into the ground so far. our roof is corrugated tin, and only 10 years old, so no troubles there (knock wood!). but i have about a thousand loads of laundry waiting for a sunny day! no dryer, no laundromat within 25 miles, and running out of clean clothes! and the whole house is smelling suspiciously of mildew.

      • 208 susanne
        February 25, 2013 at 4:23 am

        here’s a photo of hawaii folks flocking to snow-capped mauna kea today:

        and video at this link, showing some of the fun:


      • 210 99ts
        February 25, 2013 at 5:09 am

        Sorry Susanne – my other half arrived home from work & I had to get dinner. You probably know about the continuous rain – I guess it is better than drought! but it sure just keeps coming – I remember the days before I had a dryer – and when we were in England we used to hang clothes over all the heaters – got somewhat steamy inside!

        Those snow pictures are amazing – I didn’t realize there was snow in your world? I’ve only seen snow once – and a very poor example it was – when I was a student. I think I probably prefer the rain

        • 211 susanne
          February 25, 2013 at 5:44 am

          just a few of our mountains get a bit of snow, and not every year. that’s why hawaii people make the long drive just to see it and play in it. i’ve lived in cold-weather places, and the novelty sure wears off fast! i also prefer the rain, and i’m thrilled we’re not having another drought year. yours sounds pretty severe, especially with roof problems. i’m signing off, now, so i’ll leave the tod watch to you! aloha oe~

    • 212 Dudette
      February 25, 2013 at 8:29 am

      Be safe 99ts!

  77. 214 squarepeg
    February 25, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Good morning. I didn’t watch the Oscars last night, but I saw an article about The Onion going entirely over the line with their humor. I won’t post it, but they tweeted something very nasty about the little actress named Quvenzhane Wallis who was nominated for a best actress oscar. I hope the NAACP comes down on those clowns HARD. I don’t know on what fucking planet they thought that would be funny.

  78. February 25, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Good Morning! Thought you might like to see Paperman — the oscar-winning animated short.
    Just adorable!

  79. 221 Jovie
    February 25, 2013 at 8:15 am

    I am so thrilled the President is outlining to the American public what the federal government does for peoples everyday life.
    The American public is so unaware what the federal government provides for them.
    That’s right mr president, let them see where their tax dollars go, above and beyond anything else!!!

  80. 222 Dudette
    February 25, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Wow, Jimmy Fallon is on FIRE! On Friday – FLOTUS! The following Friday – Prince!
    Prince to appear on Jimmy Fallonโ€™s show Friday

  81. 223 Dudette
    February 25, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Well now we know FLOTUS’ dress was Naeem Khan. Khan also did Stacey Keebler’s dress (George Clooney’s date)!

    Michelle Obama presents best picture Oscar to โ€˜Argoโ€™

    • February 25, 2013 at 9:04 am

      Some of her best fashion moments are Naeem Khan. This was a custom dress and it’s STUNNING!!

      I was so shocked and thrilled when they announced her last night!! And the audience loved it!!

  82. 225 desertflower
    February 25, 2013 at 8:24 am


    A new analysis of 56 mass shootings across America since 2009 finds women and family members are the most frequent victims, and that the shooter almost always acquired his guns legally, in cases where the gun source is known.

    โ€œIn at least 32 of the cases (57 percent), the shooter killed a current or former spouse or intimate partner or other family member, and at least eight of those shooters had a prior domestic violence charge,โ€ the Mayors Against Illegal Guns report on mass shootings said, suggesting that the problem of gun violence is far more related to violence against women in homes than rampages in public settings such as schools and theaters.

    The study also found that in the cases where the source of the guns was known, almost all were acquired legally: only two examples were given of mass killings with a stolen or illegal gun. That finding runs counter to the gun lobbyโ€™s oft-cited rhetoric that only criminals abuse guns.

  83. 226 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    February 25, 2013 at 8:37 am

    • 227 99ts
      February 25, 2013 at 8:50 am

      Oh – I loved London – Westminster Hall brings it all back – queued for hours to see the Queen Mother lying in state in the Hall. Intitially it was to only last a day – there was a massive outcry, so it was all changed – We initially got lost looking for the end of the queue!

      Couldn’t get anywhere near Downing Street – it’s closed to us mortals. London is so full of history – I am slightly envious of the personal tour Sec Kerry is getting – then again – he has a critical role to play in the world.

      • 228 carolyn
        February 25, 2013 at 9:23 am

        I also loved London when I have visited. So much history there…..Samuel Johnson said:”When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” I’ll never forget my first visit. We took the tube to Westminster from our hotel, and came up out of the ground and looked up, and there was BIG BEN!!! It really existed. That was my whole first trip……”THis really exists!”
        So proud to have John Kerry as our SOS. He has big goals and visions for the world, and I pray these can come to fruition.

  84. 232 Jovie
    February 25, 2013 at 8:47 am

    The media is tying themselves in knots this morning about the cuts that the Republicans want.
    3 cents on the dollar cuts blah blah blah.
    The Republicans are in trouble!

  85. 233 JER
    February 25, 2013 at 8:58 am

    | Live | Secretary of State John Kerry in the UK with UK Foreign Secretary Wiliam Hague – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  86. 235 vcprezofan2
    February 25, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Looking good! Looking really, really good!

    Morning, y’all! ๐Ÿ˜†

    • February 25, 2013 at 9:04 am

      Mornin’ vc!

      I regret missing FLOTUS last night – didn’t get to watch the OSCARS (nor did I tape it). ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Anyway, I’m sure I will have access to an archive somewhere ๐Ÿ™‚ She looks FANTASTIC!

      • 237 vcprezofan2
        February 25, 2013 at 9:11 am

        I never watch, myself. All the glitter and ‘humour’ are too much for me, but I find the highlights interesting when I run across them. I bet you we’ll see enough highlights this week to give a fairly good idea of what went down. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  87. 238 dotster3
    February 25, 2013 at 9:03 am

    I can’t fully access this story but find it “interesting” that the NYT seeks to connect/associate President Obama with Jesse Jackson Jr. after Jackson’s guilty plea this week. No reason for this, no meaningful purpose. Motive seem transparent.

    • 239 hopefruit2
      February 25, 2013 at 9:09 am

      Yes the motive is MORE than transparent. What the NY Times fails to realize is that this “guilt by association” crap they’re trying to pull with PBO will NOT work. Enough people in America and abroad know and trust our President and pushing this story is actually making the NY Times look very very small.

    • 240 hopefruit2
      February 25, 2013 at 9:14 am

    • 242 99ts
      February 25, 2013 at 9:14 am

      I read it all dotster3 – found it fairly low key – looking at the relationships between the families and what has happened to each – I didn’t see it as positive or negative. Nothing about the President I didn’t already know – and no criticism because of the relationships that I could see.

      • 243 hopefruit2
        February 25, 2013 at 9:31 am

        I think what Dotster and I are getting at is not so much the article itself but the mere psychology of linking the two men in a headline – especially after considering what just happened with Jackson Jr. Further, starting off with “Chicago” is very telling. Most people will read the headline and come to their own conclusions without reading the article.

      • 244 dotster3
        February 25, 2013 at 9:36 am

        Why write it then? That was my point. There was no reason. Just a desperate attempt to associate Obama’s name with the now criminally guilty Jackson Jr.

    • 245 anniebella
      February 25, 2013 at 9:33 am

      Rupert Murdoch’s paper. Is the NYT own by Murdoch?

      • 246 anniebella
        February 25, 2013 at 9:38 am

        I thought Murdoch own the NY Post.

      • 247 Bill
        February 25, 2013 at 9:42 am

        Anniebella, Murdoch does not own the NYT, but he owns the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post.

        • 248 anniebella
          February 25, 2013 at 9:57 am

          Thanks Bill, I didn’t know. I knew about that rag the NY Post, but not the other. But seem to me the NYT have a problem with POTUS. I think someone mention the other day that POTUS haven’t given a interview to the NYT.

  88. 249 99ts
    February 25, 2013 at 9:06 am


    The miracle on guns
    “It is amazing what can happen when an empty ideology is confronted by an insistent band of problem-solvers โ€” and when political fear gives way to a fierce determination.”

  89. February 25, 2013 at 9:11 am

  90. 251 Linda
    February 25, 2013 at 9:12 am

    โ€œWant to see a “REAL” WP reporter ? Watch Kevin Richberg on last night’s c-span Q & A.

    Woodward is embarrassing…he is nothing more than an inside the beltway gossip columnist .โ€

  91. 252 globalcitizenlinda
    February 25, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I am taking bets for the first rightwing President Obama-hater who will make the first insulting comments about FLOTUS’ OSCAR appearance

  92. February 25, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Flotus the coolest first lady ever bar none thats my opinion

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