Well, thank heavens that’s over

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3:15 PM EDT: President Obama Speaks at the Baylor University Memorial Service

116 Responses to “Well, thank heavens that’s over”

  1. 5 japa21
    April 25, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    I think everybody is so sick from watching the debacle (except for PBO) they haven’t come here yet.

  2. April 25, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I didn;t watch either. I’ve had enough of him, and besides I would rather look forward to Obama’s Presidential Library dedication instead. I think he will have a great one, and looking forward to making a road trip.

    • April 25, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      Besides, I’ve never forgiven him for the neglect of the folks in Katrina. Notice how we haven’t had a similar death toll, despite having larger storms? It’s not just competence. It’s caring enough to do something other than freeze for a couple of days.

    • 9 57andfemale
      April 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      I can’t watch from work anyway; but this is a good opportunity for his despicable record to be replayed as well.

    • 10 anniebella
      April 25, 2013 at 1:15 pm

      I’m not looking forward to POTUS Library, it means hat he won’t be President any more. A sad thought.

      • 11 arkluvspbo
        April 25, 2013 at 10:31 pm

        anniebella, I agree — I’ll be sad when PBO leaves office because he will have truly been the light we needed. His name means “Blessed” in many different languages. I think that’s beautiful.

    • 12 Churchlady320
      April 25, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      PBO’s library will have books, documents, etc. It will be a place where you can learn something about the years he had in office. Not clear what’s in Bush’s library if anything other than photos?

  3. 13 57andfemale
    April 25, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Okay, smack me for being so catty – but what the hell was Hillary wearing?!?!

    I remember during the 2008 primaries, Randi Rhodes said of one of Hillary’s outfits – “Some Holiday Inn wants their bedspread back.”

    • 14 anniebella
      April 25, 2013 at 1:05 pm

      57andfemale, Be very very careful, the PL will have a dam fit to hear you talk about their President Hillary.

      • 15 57andfemale
        April 25, 2013 at 1:07 pm

        I’ll vote for her if she’s the candidate. Hey, I’ll even send her a few bucks because I will do anything to defeat any Republican. But I’ll never completely trust or forgive the Clintons for 2008. I have always maintained that if the Clintons hadn’t taken the lid of decency off in the way they treated PBO, the Republicans very well might never have gone there. But when another Democrat, and when it’s the revered Clintons doing it — all bets were off.

        • 16 anniebella
          April 25, 2013 at 1:22 pm

          Right now I’m not so sure about voting for Hillary if she decides to run. I might give the other Democrats a serious look, like the Governor of Maryland, VP Biden, I wish Governor Patrick of Mass. would run.

          • 17 57andfemale
            April 25, 2013 at 1:34 pm

            Oh, I’m not talking about the primary. I was saying if she got the nomination. What I don’t want to see is a lot of rancor in the 2016 primaries. We need to fight the bad guys, not each other. We have a very strong bench in the Democratic party, but if Hillary wants to run she may be unstoppable. Of course we’ve heard THAT before! There are a lot of variables, and I want a candidate that can beat the Republicans. In my heart-of-hearts, I don’t think she should run – we’ve had enough dynasties. I thought that in 2008. She should retire gracefully. But grace over ambition is not a Clinton strong suit.

          • 18 57andfemale
            April 25, 2013 at 1:36 pm

            The entire nation seems to have forgotten: next to the black guy in the WH, Republicans hate the Clintons more than anyone. Derangement syndrome STARTED with the Clintons. Republicans will be merciless.

    • 19 Virginia
      April 25, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      Standing on the stage together from right to left, it looks like a picture of the evolution of fashion, doesn’t it??

      I wondered why all of the older First Ladies were wearing pants. (Although I think Hillary and Laura are close in age.) Roslyn Carter’s suit looks to small for her at the top, and too long at the bottom, Barbara Bushes suit looks too baggy, and Hillary appears to be wearing either a bedspread or a pair of drapes.

      The last 2 First Ladies are put together very well, with Michelle, outshining all of them as usual.

    • April 25, 2013 at 2:31 pm

      Her top reminds me of an old bedspread my mom used to have. Back in the hippie days, folks would cut up those for tops. Hillary can do better-maybe she needs to talk to Michelle’s designers.

      • 22 57andfemale
        April 25, 2013 at 2:52 pm

        If you’re going to wear a Holiday Inn bedspread, I have a news flash for Hillary: you can afford a tailor. They can do wonders.

  4. 23 donna dem 4 obama
    April 25, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    President Obama called the Bush daughters beautiful….Where’s the outrage??? 😯 😉

  5. 27 57andfemale
    April 25, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I’d blocked out the ever-plastic Laura Bush.

  6. 28 japa21
    April 25, 2013 at 1:03 pm

  7. April 25, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Gorgeous suit, FLOTUS (MIchelle, that is 😉 )

  8. April 25, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    I miss Molly Ivins and Ann Richards and wish we could hear what they are saying about this GWB Lie-brary from on high. President Obama was as gracious as he had to be.

  9. April 25, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Pervez Musharraf is to be charged with Benazir Bhutto’s murder.

  10. 35 japa21
    April 25, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    You do have to wonder what Barbara Bush said that had PBO and Michelle responding like that. Maybe someday we will find out.

  11. 37 utaustinliberal
    April 25, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Stunning picture of the First Ladies.

    But Michelle Obama? Wow…wow…wow… Gorgeous…gorgeous….gorgeous.

    • 38 anniebella
      April 25, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      ut, stop being bias. 🙂 I can’t say to much because I feel the same.

    • 39 cluny
      April 25, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      yes – mrs o is absolutely stunning – always but especially so today. it’s cruel to compare but she’s just so graceful, elegant, stylish and beautiful. of course, she is so much more – accomplished, compassionate, principled and brilliant but on a simply aesthetic level it is an absolute pleasure to look at her.

  12. 41 utaustinliberal
    April 25, 2013 at 1:18 pm

  13. 42 japa21
    April 25, 2013 at 1:20 pm

  14. 43 utaustinliberal
    April 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm

  15. 44 utaustinliberal
    April 25, 2013 at 1:22 pm

  16. 47 utaustinliberal
    April 25, 2013 at 1:24 pm

  17. 48 yardarm756
    April 25, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Good afternoon ya’ll. I’m glad I slept through the b.s. Too much rhum last night. No manner, I see the whirling Tasmanian Devils(MSM) are still at it. So I’m gonna lean back and watch the cow chip throwing contest that will fill the airwaves for the rest of the day.

    • 49 57andfemale
      April 25, 2013 at 1:42 pm

      Yesterday this site made me crave cheesy puffs and now I want rum. But that could have more to do with batshit crazy boss.

  18. April 25, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Has anyone read an update regarding the Arkansas oil spill?

    • 52 57andfemale
      April 25, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      you mean, like, real news? You’re so funny.

      • April 25, 2013 at 1:45 pm

        It’s ridiculous! I was able to find that the homeowners are still evacuated. I certainly hope this event influences the Keystone decision. I understand there is an order for more analysis. Just say NO!

    • 55 Jovie
      April 25, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      I got a bad felling about Keystone, State apparently is all about it.
      EPA might help the President make a better choice, he needs more help from his department heads.
      Interior could help too…

  19. 56 overseasgranny
    April 25, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I watched shrub cry. Didn’t mean to as I turned it on by accident. He still turns my stomach after all these years. Phoney twit!

  20. 57 57andfemale
    April 25, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    rand Paul is truly astonishing:

  21. April 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Flotus does look gorgeous in that suit. Didn’t have the stomach to watch this ‘library’ opening, so thanks for the pictures Chips.

  22. 62 kathryn kivett
    April 25, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    so when is this West Tx. memorial….I need to get some things accomplished but don’t want to miss my PBO fix…..

  23. 66 symmetry11
    April 25, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    The New Markets Tax Credit addresses one of the most significant obstacles to economic development that low-income communities face: a lack of access to patient, private investment capital,” said Treasury Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Cyrus Amir-Mokri.

    The $31 billion worth of tax credits awarded in past years have gone toward preserving hundreds of thousands of jobs and bringing community facilities and new businesses in to neighborhoods that desperately needed them. I expect today’s awardees will continue that trend.

    In fact, over 70 percent of New Markets Tax Credit investments have been made in communities that meet the highest distress criteria, above even the program’s requirements, said CDFI Fund Director Donna J. Gambrell. That result effectively demonstrates how essential the New Markets Tax Credit Program is to spurring economic development in underserved areas.”

  24. 67 Dakota
    April 25, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    On a more pleasant note…Happy Birthday to the First Lady of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald. She would have been 96 today.

  25. April 25, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    “Bush to GOP: ‘You Will Exist in the Future'”

    Well, that pretty much settles it. They’re doomed.

  26. 94 Jovie
    April 25, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Today, new proof came out that said the two brothers only had 1 weapon, and that the police lied about that. Not good.
    But, now, some more evidence is coming out, saying they had 6 WMDs and were planning to bomb Time Square, according to the Youngest Brother in Hospital.
    The facts are fluid, in retrospect, everybody is rushing to judgement and throwing their 2 cents.
    I think it is imperative we allow all the facts to come out, instead of rushing to any judgement on bits and pieces.
    And that might take awhile.
    That is all!

  27. 96 kathryn kivett
    April 25, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    OK, I”m moving on from Shrub and Laura Bush…………now this one makes me nervous….about as hostile environment as it gets…and can you even imagine being on the same stage as Rick Perry and Coryn?……..I wish I could send PBO something decadent like peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream or banana pudding served with a really stiff drink….he sure deserves it…..that would be after he has a really hot shower to get off the stench.

    • 97 57andfemale
      April 25, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      You mean Rick Perry took time from peddling libertarian hell all over the country to show up?

      It’s a ‘story’ of outrage when PBO spends xmas with his family in Hawaii, but it’s just dandy that Rick Perry traipses all over the U.S., peddling ‘pro-business’ Texas while a town is vaporized due to the lack of regulation and decent human concern for the people who live there.

      The unmitigated nerve to ask for Federal assistance while the owner of the plant has one nickel left to his name – everything he owns should go to restitution. And then he should face negligent homicide charges. Corporations are people after all.

      How about telling THAT story, miserable MSM.

    • 98 theo67
      April 25, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      I hope he has a few very stiff drinks on the plane ride home tonight – FLOTUS, too. He’s been surrounded by demons all day.

  28. April 25, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    John Kerry is confirming that Assad has launched two chemical attacks.

    Shit just got real.

    • 100 anniebella
      April 25, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      Does this mean America has to send troops over there to get rid of that crazy bastard. I hope not.

      • April 25, 2013 at 2:56 pm

        It was PBO’s “red line”. How he plans to respond is not clear.

        • 102 anniebella
          April 25, 2013 at 3:02 pm

          Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!

          • 103 Jovie
            April 25, 2013 at 3:13 pm

            Probably no fly zone, no troops.
            That’s what china and Russia want, big us down in another war while they attract businesses.
            It’s devious, but I think they are behind North Korea and Syria hostilities.
            We should somehow do the same to them. 🙂

            • 104 nathkatun7
              April 25, 2013 at 6:04 pm

              Dou you any evidence to support your allegations against China and Russia? if you do, please share.

        • 105 theo67
          April 25, 2013 at 3:49 pm

          I find it curious that shortly after the President declared his red line, that evidence is found that crosses that red line. I’m glad the President is taking his time to independently verify who actually used the chemicals. McCain, Netanyahu and Putin are too enthusiastic, in my opinion.

  29. 106 utaustinliberal
    April 25, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    • 112 jacquelineoboomer
      April 25, 2013 at 3:01 pm

      Chips – Your “thank heavens that’s over” was exactly WHY we love coming to TOD! Exactly! Never.Change.

  30. 113 Vicki
    April 25, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    My 2 cents—I watched a bit of Bill Clinton’s speech and hit mute when it seemed to me that the speech was all about Bill. Kind of an “I’m in with the In Crowd” bit about his Mom(!!?) Barbara Bush told him not to talk too long. But he kept on talking and I had it on mute until POTUS.

    Oh, my POTUS was brilliant. He picked out the best part of GWB, his stance on immigration which he gave time to in 2001 and 2005 in his inauguration speeches.
    The ever-astonishing graceful and talented President Obama turned his offering today into a campaign speech for inclusivenss and diversity and the strength the country derives from both.
    And included GWB in the credit for his good nature in these areas.
    And who knows, maybe enlisted Bush or Jeb in the coming immigration campaign.
    That’s what a first-class politician and warm loving human being looks like.

  31. April 25, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    I posted that last shot of the FLOTUSes on my blog, Women of a Certain Age. Regardless of their politics, they are all tough tough women.

    • 115 vcprezofan2
      April 25, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      I don’t normally comment on ‘outward appearance’, but today I feel like adding “A couple of those ladies look dowdy, a couple look ordinary/okay, and one looks like an extremely beautiful FLOTUS”.

  32. 116 theo67
    April 25, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I am trying to not harbor uncharitable thoughts towards this grieving crowd that refuses to applaud when the President is thanked for his attendance at this memorial service.

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