The First Lady at Eastern Kentucky University


7:30: First Lady Michelle Obama will join former University of Kentucky President Dr. Charles Wethington and Kentucky author Silas House as speakers at Eastern Kentucky University’s spring commencement ceremonies


Live at EKU site and WKYT

149 Responses to “The First Lady at Eastern Kentucky University”

  1. May 11, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Evening Chips,TOD……GOBrooklyn congrats, hope you are recovering well!

  2. May 11, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    PBO w/ Notama Canfield at yesterday’s ACA announcement…

  3. May 11, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    • 28 Jessica
      May 11, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      Embarrassing!! I have 13 months till I go reserve. I pray that nothing like this happens to me EVER!

      • May 11, 2013 at 8:27 pm

        As do I, thank you for your service!

      • 30 globalcitizenlinda
        May 11, 2013 at 9:39 pm

        wishing you the best in your choice to serve.

        I trust that you will be in a better position that your predecessors since the issue is now in the limelight. No where for offenders to hide any more

  4. May 11, 2013 at 7:32 pm

  5. 33 anniebella
    May 11, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    I’m still not picking up FLOTUS.

  6. 35 AJ
    May 11, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    A quick hello pre-FLOTUS…back from vacation w/o a computer in Miami…missed you all..will try to catch up on everything inbetween bouts of laundry.

    mmmmwah!! 🙂

  7. May 11, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Was the Sunday Lynx thread taken down because it wasn’t Sunday yet?

  8. May 11, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    My CPU keeps crashing…..ready to throw this one away! Anybody who uses Google Chrome/Shockwave flash have any tips? Please share! Chips gonna have to wait until you post a video.

  9. 57 anniebella
    May 11, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I just got it, FLOTUS walking out as the crowd gives her a really nice welcome. Thanks.

  10. May 11, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    It showed up in my mailbox at 1:19 pm ET. I thought maybe the links were being put up throughout today to be read tomorrow. When I just went back to click through to the page, I found the dreaded 404 Error message

  11. May 11, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    This link is much better for me than the EKU one:


  12. May 11, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Congrats on 1st GB. Keeping you in my thoughts!!!

  13. May 11, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    The REAL story…..that nobody will acknowledge publicly i.e. D’s, thus the G.O.P. freely making up lies, and MSM is running w/ it. B.S.

    • 63 99ts
      May 11, 2013 at 7:57 pm

      I find it amazing that the GOP plays this out in front of the world – or perhaps not – given that they want to discredit the President. Giving away details of CIA/State activity to the world sounds close to treason. It was my understanding that those who needed to know were shown the emails months ago – those who should never be told anything have decided to tell the world everything.

      • May 11, 2013 at 8:03 pm

        You have correctly identified exactly what is going on…the worst part is the Media is claiming it is (acting responsibly by not divulging the CIA activity) But what is worse, is that knowing that info, they are actively running w/ the [*Cover up?* BIG TV BANNER CHYRONS] narrative. How can somebody be a “whistle-blower” when they gave under oath testimony to the ARB Pickering/Mullen report?

      • 65 nathkatun7
        May 11, 2013 at 9:58 pm

        You know 99ts, I’ve run into right wingers who strongly believe that it’s o.k. to destroy the U.S. in order to save it from the Kenyan, socialist usurper.

  14. May 11, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    So who else wanted to punch the tv screen when they heard Dick Cheney suggest that Clinton be investigated over Benghazi? The NERVE!!

    Also Ed debut his show tonight…with Bernie Sanders going after PBO. I mean, really, I could have sworn we were all just talking about about Syria. Was that solved while I was asleep or something?

    • 67 jacquelineoboomer
      May 11, 2013 at 8:03 pm

      Nothing’s been solved, it just goes on and on, doesn’t it?

      I got through Ed’s intro of self-aggrandizing and then almost the first words out of Sanders’ mouth were “We’re going to beat President Obama.”

      So that was the end of watching the “new show.” Keep it up, Ed – same thing you did before the 2010 election, when we lost the freakin’ House due to the fact you and others told everybody to stay home and not vote, to teach President Obama a lesson.


    • May 11, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      I saw a tweet about this praising Bernie Sanders. I asked was he going after Republicans or PBO and she said Republicans. but I guess that wasn’t actually true.

  15. 75 sherijr
    May 11, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    omg what a welcome for FLOTUS.. and EUK President almost cried introducing her.

  16. 82 Jessica
    May 11, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Awww the 2nd Lts got their butterbars!! Whoop whoop!

  17. May 11, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Breaking: The bangs appear to be gone!

  18. 90 sherijr
    May 11, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Wow what an utterly beautiful introduction by the President.. so touching.. and so well deserved.

  19. 93 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    May 11, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    The President really got choked up introducing FLOTUS. Nice to see her receive such a warm, heartfelt welcome in a rather unexpected place.

  20. 95 Jovie
    May 11, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    And then…

    Cool! Thanks Vin! 🙂

  21. 97 africa
    May 11, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Hi GoB

    Here is wishing well. Take good care of yourself.

  22. May 11, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Here’s a excerpt from the link in the Tweet to Spandan’s fine essay:

    “There is no hostage here. The president’s policies are working, and the president is brilliantly using his policy success to tip over the Republican house of cards on economic and fiscal policy. Republicans love to push the country into crises mode for their political pleasure, but this time, President Obama has succeeded in averting this crisis by proving that he and his administration, not the Republicans, are the people who are actually cutting the debt. The Republicans already lacked leverage based on the debt ceiling, and by October, they will have nothing.

    Please proceed, Mr. Ryan.”

    #TrustBarack (to kick Ryan’s butt, yet again)

  23. 100 sherijr
    May 11, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    SHE Is Amazing.

  24. May 11, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Here’s a little something I just worked on:

  25. 104 kathryn kivett
    May 11, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Oh, how I enjoyed that….Michelle Obama is a National Treasure….what an absolutely perfect graduation speech…………….and ducking as I say this, I love her hair without the bangs…….

    • 105 sherijr
      May 11, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      “National Treasure” Excellent description and completely true Kathryn.. I couldn’t agree more.

      • 106 anniebella
        May 11, 2013 at 10:41 pm

        You don’t have to duck kathryn kivett, I love FLOTUS with or without the bangs, but the point is we can agree to disagree without anyone ducking. The bottom line here for all of us is we support our President, First Lady, first daughters, 100%.

  26. May 11, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    And on Funny or Die if you want to vote:

  27. May 11, 2013 at 8:53 pm

  28. 114 peppylepew
    May 11, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    ABC Terry Moran is a DICK. So called journalist.

    • 115 anniebella
      May 11, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      I know I will regret it but what did Terry Moran do?

      • 116 peppylepew
        May 11, 2013 at 9:48 pm

        He said on twitter that it is a Nixonian abuse of power by Obama regarding IRS
        WTH??? Accusing the POTUS without any proof

        • 117 anniebella
          May 11, 2013 at 10:08 pm

          We know that this two bit sorry ass MSM are anti-Obama, that is why they are hand and hand with the Republicans and their lies.

  29. May 11, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Popping in for a mo.

    Happy Saturday, peeps! The missus and I have been busy cleaning, and now it’s time to make dinner. I’ll have a night owl chat ready for tomorrow. Carry on, and stay fabulous.

  30. 119 Roberta in MN
    May 11, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Just finished watching FLOTUS’s speech she was just awesome. I hope those young people take her words to heart. The U’s President was actually chocking up when he was doing the introduction and accomplishments of the First Lady. That has to frost McTurtle’s (can’t find the words for that man) 🙂
    Gobrooklyn, glad to see you back. Prayers have been with you. Take care & don’t over due.

  31. 120 Jovie
    May 11, 2013 at 9:03 pm


  32. 121 Jovie
    May 11, 2013 at 9:07 pm

  33. May 11, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Versatile, magnificent Michelle!

  34. 123 anniebella
    May 11, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    I really enjoy FLOTUS speech tonight, and the lovely welcome the folks at EK gave her. Makes me think that all Kentuckians aren’t creeps like their two Senators.

  35. 130 Jovie
    May 11, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    The IRS, Benghazi, and now this-

    The Tennessee Republican compared the HHS secretary’s requests for donations from insurance companies to the Iran-Contra scandal.
    Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius might have broken the law by asking insurance companies to donate to outside groups promoting President Obama’s healthcare law, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said Saturday.
    Alexander compared the fundraising to the Iran-Contra scandal.

    Throw the Kirchen sink next.
    My God!!

    • 131 jacquelineoboomer
      May 11, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      Eff ’em.


    • 132 COS
      May 11, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      Trust me, Kathleen is an expert at this, and I am sure she looked at all of the angles before doing this. Republicans don’t want to do anything for the country. but they criticize and make stuff up when this administration try to help the people. They are shameless.

    • 135 99ts
      May 11, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      And those who should be attacked for not funding the health care rollout – they just go on TV and tell the media how good they are – pfffft

  36. 136 99ts
    May 11, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    If I post – the soon-ish will be now-ish 🙂

    From stonekettle

    This one really was so way out – under the NRA rules the teachers would have responded with their concealed weapons

    And on a much happier note – already Mother’s day in my world – the daughter and grandbabe just a little late arriving (a most usual occurence)

    • 137 jacquelineoboomer
      May 11, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      Yep-ish. 🙂

    • 138 jacquelineoboomer
      May 11, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      And Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms!

      • 139 99ts
        May 11, 2013 at 10:01 pm

        I remember my Mom being aghast when my sister turned 60 – couldn’t believe her babe was that age – and now my daughter is in her 30s – I’m feeling much the same – life seems so short – tis on such days that I try and forget the negative – have to begin by not being cross because she is always late! 🙂 🙂 Haven’t seen them for 3 weeks cause I have had the dreaded whatever – so really wanting them to arrive!

        • 140 jacquelineoboomer
          May 11, 2013 at 10:04 pm

          Remember if y’all went out without your daughter when she was little, and maybe she’d be at window watching you drive away … the tables turn, don’t they? Now you’re figuratively at the window, waiting for her to arrive! Circle of life. And fun. Hang in there!

          • 141 99ts
            May 11, 2013 at 10:10 pm

            I often wonder at what age the parent/child roles reverse – they always do. Your words are so true – I used to work away from home a lot & it wasn’t until recently the daughter told me how much she hated it when I left! But I was a punctual soul – I have great hopes for the grandbabe – reversing the trend 🙂

            • 142 jacquelineoboomer
              May 11, 2013 at 10:22 pm

              I do find a lot of things “skip a generation.” You are punctual; your grandbabe will be, also. But I’m sure your daughter’s got a lot of your other good traits, too!

              On the reversal of parent/child roles? Unless you really need help for one reason or another, that’ll take a while. A few of my friends and I are in our 60s, with children in their 40s or a little younger. Those “boys and girls” still need us! My friends and I joke about it, and say we are trying to shake them off, but I guess we wouldn’t change it … much. 🙂

              • 143 99ts
                May 11, 2013 at 10:48 pm

                We are of an age jacqueline ( think I have said that before) – but I was the “oldest mom in kindergarten! having a babe at 35 when most were still having them years sooner. Today I would probably be among the younger Moms. Some friends older than me are the grandmothers I am just not fit enough to be – but living in the alternate world that she inhabits my daughter is an “it is what it is” type, so that is good – I am sure the grandbabe will be a lawyer or an accountant!! just to upset her mother.

                While I keep reading of the younger generation having to support the “baby boomers” what I see all around me is quite the reverse. What happened in the 80s/90s with the changing income distribution results in the boomers supporting their children

                And I have a text saying they will be here “soonish” 🙂 🙂

                • 144 jacquelineoboomer
                  May 11, 2013 at 11:05 pm

                  First of all, you are keeping me entertained while you wait for them, so I’m the lucky one. Loved what you wrote here. And your “just to upset her mother” made me chuckle, because I think you “felt” that! I felt it all the way over here. 🙂

                  Yes, we “original baby boomers” seem to be the ones doing okay, while some in the next generation still need our help, looks like, no matter how old they get. At least they seem to want to keep us close, so that part’s the best part! Happy Mother’s Day to you!

                  Are they there yet? Enjoy it all! 🙂

    • 145 vcprezofan2
      May 11, 2013 at 10:00 pm

      Wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day, 99ts! I feel sure you will ALL ENJOY each other when they get there.

      • 146 99ts
        May 11, 2013 at 10:02 pm

        Thank you vc – we will indeed – having a grandbabe gives a whole new frame of mind – I am so addicted to that little one – never thought it would be.

        • 147 vcprezofan2
          May 11, 2013 at 10:10 pm

          ‘having a grandbabe gives a whole new frame of mind’

          So I’ve gathered by periodically seeing all you proud TOD (great) grandparents in alt. 😆 😆 😆 Blessings to all TOD grandparents!

  37. 148 globalcitizenlinda
    May 11, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    I suspect that most of us think about crazy rand paul whenever KY is mentioned.

    However, the reception of FLOTUS at EKU today showed us a side we rarely see. University President led the appreciation brigade

    In fact, based on the news reports from the area and the university community, the people were very excited about her and very appreciative that she came.

    One news paper called FLOTUS’ visit “the Hottest Ticket in Richmond”

    thank you very much EKU for the warm welcome of FLOTUS.

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