The Day in Images

First Lady Michelle Obama hugs Naomi Bouie, 5, during her visit to Sterling Farms Grocery Store in Marrero, La


@BarackObama A Louisville salute for the 2013 NCAA men’s basketball champion @UofLCardinals



First Lady Michelle Obama talks with Wendell Pierce at Sterling Farms grocery store in Marrero. She visited the grocery story to continue highlighting a theme of healthy food access after she addressed the 2013 National Council of La Raza Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Pierce serves on the board of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and opened the grocery store to expand the healthy, affordable options available in a neighborhood affected by Hurricane Katrina.

See video here


….. a hug from Beasts of the Southern Wild actor Dwight Henry at Sterling Farms grocery store

…. Naomi Bouie, a 5-year-old Uptown resident wearing her blue Princess Jasmine costume modeled after the character from the animated movie Aladdin, gave Obama a prolonged hug as she continued greeting other shoppers.

Naomi’s mother and grandmother said afterward that they told her about Obama’s health and fitness campaign, which is called, Let’s Move!, and that the girl dutifully told the first lady that she loves broccoli….

More here


….. embracing NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía


Text of the First Lady’s remarks to the National Council of La Raza here


….. greeting the crowd at the 2013 National Council of La Raza Conference


Head coach Rick Pitino presents President Obama with a basketball jersey from the Louisville Cardinals




Fired up for tomorrow…..



Image of the Day? Mitch and Rand having a fun time at the White House:

127 Responses to “The Day in Images”

    • July 23, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      Dang, don’t know why this posted twice. Chips et al, please delete duplicate and response when you can. thx.

      • 4 anniebella
        July 23, 2013 at 9:41 pm

        Thanks for posting them lamh36. It was nice.

      • July 23, 2013 at 9:50 pm

        Nooooooo worries Lamh, thank you for the link! Because of a weird glitchy WordPress thing, we can’t delete comments, if we do the thread goes bonkers, so I’ll just edit your second comment to leave it blank-ish! Thanks again Lamh.

      • 6 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        July 23, 2013 at 10:16 pm

        that’s okay; to paraphrase the old school dj’s — ‘so nice, you had to post it twice…’

    • July 23, 2013 at 9:53 pm

      Hi There lamh36! Congrats on First AND Second!
      That second one was just to rub our noses in it, huh? ;:-)

      • July 23, 2013 at 10:04 pm

        I guess so Dudette…lol.

        BTW, did you se the picture I posted late last night?

        • July 24, 2013 at 7:24 am

          Oh my goodness! I totally missed those! Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
          What a wonderful way to wake up this morning though! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!

          😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

          [Don’t know what planet I’ve been on that I’ve missed all marketing for the Pacific Rim movie. Guess what I’ll be seeing this weekend?]

  1. 10 Nena20409
    July 23, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Hey TODers 🙂

  2. 11 Nena20409
    July 23, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Congrats lamh36 on Your Gold 😉

  3. July 23, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    The photos of FLOTUS in New Orleans just sing with love and respect. So much energy surrounds this woman wherever she goes. America’s TRUE First Lady.

  4. July 23, 2013 at 9:32 pm

  5. 15 amk for obama
    July 23, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    John dies and goes to Heaven. He meets St. Peter at the gate and asks him, “How do I get into Heaven?”

    St Pete: Spell “Love”.

    John: L – O – V – E

    St Pete: That’s right, you may enter.

    John: Boy, that was easy, are you sure that’s all there is to it?

    St Pete: Yup…by the way, I have to run an errand. Would you please watch the gate for me and if anyone comes just ask them to spell LOVE. If they spell it right, let them in.

    John: OK, I can do that.

    Soon Ralph arrives and asks: How do I get in Heaven?

    John: Spell LOVE.

    Ralph: L – O – V – E.

    John: That’s right, come on in.

    Soon Harry arrives and asks: How do I get in Heaven?

    John: Spell LOVE

    Harry: L – O – V – E.

    John: That’s right, come on in.

    Soon a woman arrives and as she gets closer John realizes it’s his wife.

    John: What are you doing here?

    Wife: On the way home from your funeral, I was in a car accident and died. What do I have to do to get into Heaven?

    John: Spell Czechoslovakia……..

  6. July 23, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Thank you to Alycee for posting a tweet with this exceptional video (previous thread) …

  7. 21 Nena20409
    July 23, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    The last picture made me 😆 Those two bitter Kentuckians looked pathetic and out of place…..Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell.

    The little princess in a blue outfit……Gorgeous.

    • 22 anniebella
      July 23, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      Aren’t they pitiful Nena? Those two old jack “A”, and the Coach let POTUS know how much they support him and FLOTUS.

  8. 23 Nena20409
    July 23, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    I have seen two old episodes of Mission Impossible. I had no idea until these 2 episodes that Leonard Nimoy was part of the IFM team for a while. It must have been after Star Trek went off the air. He placed Paris.

    Sorry this is off point……forgive me.

  9. 24 hopefruit2
    July 23, 2013 at 9:41 pm

  10. July 23, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    A post full of POTUS and FLOTUS is a post worth reading over and over.

  11. 28 dotster3
    July 23, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Thanks so much for the vid with the Louisville Cardinals. I missed that today, and I love those events—–PBO with the champion sports teams. He’s always so engaging and has fun with the teams. And I loved what the Coach had to say, about how he always had trouble getting his team to be interested in politics and voting, but not when President Obama was the candidate—–that they all voted, even the entire coaching staff—–and that there was a lot of love on the team for President Obama. No wonder the turtle and crazy Rand were looking so glum, like the biggest sourpusses of all time. Fun times!

  12. 29 amk for obama
    July 23, 2013 at 9:54 pm

  13. July 23, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    GE Chips, TOD…….


    I resisted all day…..was so proud of myself! Now I bow my head in shame……… GN TOD’ers, taking uncle to the airport in wee-morning.

  14. 36 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    I love my VPOTUS & SLOTUS!

  15. 37 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    I love my POTUS & FLOTUS!

  16. July 23, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Wait a minute, just caught Lawrence O’s opening and he just said that Monica Lewinsky turned 40 today!!!! Wow, I’m only 36, but this made ME feel old…wow. I remember her as this young 20 something..wow.

  17. 40 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 10:06 pm

  18. 41 dotster3
    July 23, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Charlotte Observer being observant

  19. 44 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 10:08 pm

  20. 45 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 10:09 pm

  21. 46 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 10:10 pm

  22. 48 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 10:12 pm

  23. July 23, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Oh my gaaaaaaaaaaaawd;

    • 50 Dudette
      July 23, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      😀 😀 😀

    • 52 purpleshoesla
      July 23, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      You GO gurl!!! 🙂 Miz Chips you are all that. I’m going to join you on the floor momentarily cuz he gives me the vapors! Loved him in Treme. Here I go… 🙂

      • July 23, 2013 at 10:37 pm

        I feel like a screechy teeny bopper PSL, re-watching The Wire at the moment and my freaky-outy-love for Bunk grows by the episode. And then he follows me on Twitter. Well, the actor does. Tooooooo much. Mind you, he’ll probably unfollow me after my hysterics, I’ll have frightened him severely 😕

        • 54 purpleshoesla
          July 23, 2013 at 10:48 pm

          😆 Hey you’re entitled to be all screechy. I’m right there with you girlfriend. 😆 He was SUPERB in The Wire. Just so touched he’s giving back to his community. His family’s long-standing home where he grew up and his Mom still lived in was destroyed in Katrina. He was devastated. He talked all about it in Spike Lee’s documentary When the Levees Break

        • July 23, 2013 at 11:09 pm

          Bunk ROCKED The Wire. Seriously!!

    • 61 vcprezofan2
      July 24, 2013 at 1:48 am

      Great solution, Chips – now he can’t see you to follow you! 🙄

  24. 62 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 10:12 pm

  25. 63 vitaminlover
    July 23, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    The pictures with my President wielding that bat makes me thinks that he can open a can of whoop-***. I believe he is just that tough. He is no wimp. He just happens to be handsome about it.

  26. 64 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    • 65 jacquelineoboomer
      July 24, 2013 at 12:16 am

      Wow. Krugman is not my favorite person, usually, but he sounded like a poet there. Good for him. He’s now going after the only people that deserve it: the GOP.

      • 66 vcprezofan2
        July 24, 2013 at 2:07 am

        He’s usually not a favourite of mine either. I went to retweet that and found I was blocked by the original tweeter; I wonder why. There are about 3 or 4 accounts that have blocked me, including Newsweek, and I haven’t a clue why. Of course, I’ve been losing weight over this. 🙄

        • 67 jacquelineoboomer
          July 24, 2013 at 2:11 am

          If your last statement is true, maybe I should try getting myself a little “blocked.” Ha! 🙂

          • 68 vcprezofan2
            July 24, 2013 at 2:15 am

            JO’B, if only it were true, you can bet I’d be more than a ‘ittle “blocked” ‘

      • 69 HZ
        July 24, 2013 at 2:08 am

        Jacquelineboomer, I daily pray that some GOPers with some sense of decency will continue to come out and say things like this to the country. Paul Krugman is not a favorite of mine, but I respect people when they stand up and speak truth. I will continue to pray for more to come forth.HZ

        • 70 jacquelineoboomer
          July 24, 2013 at 2:12 am

          Paul Krugman’s a big ol’ liberal who occasionally has not been as fair to Pres. Obama, but when he stays on course, taking down Republican policy like this, he’s fine with me. I’m praying too!

  27. 71 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 10:15 pm

  28. 72 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Hey Hey Ho Ho, Mitch McConnell’s Got To Go!

    ALEC too!

  29. 73 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 10:17 pm

  30. 74 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 10:18 pm

  31. 76 MightyPamela
    July 23, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Our POTUS giving that Louisville salute to McTurt, Boner, and that other lifeless form sitting beside mcT. As for our FLOTUS, in that photo with the red glow behind her, faithful SS on her left shoulder, I found it a bit hard to catch my breath and scroll on for a bit.! Wow.

  32. 77 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 10:23 pm


  33. 83 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 10:24 pm

  34. 84 MightyPamela
    July 23, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    LL! Are you here? Katisse kicking off a night of jazz at El Cid from 8-11, no cover charge, $5/tapas. But on Thursday, he is releasing his newest album, A World To The Wise, at The Baked Potato, and his cousin, my daughter from Australia will be there for that one!!! It would be so cool for you all to meet! Like a belated b’day out for you!!

  35. 93 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 10:28 pm

  36. 94 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 10:31 pm


  37. 95 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 10:35 pm

  38. 96 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 11:04 pm

  39. 97 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    • 98 Dudette
      July 23, 2013 at 11:13 pm

      I wanna know what on earth Geraldo was smoking or drinking when the thought popped into his head: “Yeh, the whole world needs to see this.” I need to go get a jug of saline solution to clean all the way to the back of my eye sockets.

      • July 23, 2013 at 11:19 pm

        Dudette, Iooked at that photo for about 2 seconds and I want to hurl. Help!

        • 100 anniebella
          July 23, 2013 at 11:22 pm

          Well I have not seen the picture of Geraldo, don’t plan to or want too. He should be ashame of his self.

        • 101 Dudette
          July 23, 2013 at 11:25 pm

          He HAD to be high!

          • July 23, 2013 at 11:29 pm


            The thing that makes it so much worse is that he is a totally disgusting person. ACK. Must. Unsee.

            • 103 LDS
              July 24, 2013 at 12:26 am

              Oh, my!
              Why on earth would he do that? That has to be the most disgusting pic(aside for Newt in the bikini) I have ever seen.
              I spit out my delicious chocolate almonds for THAT?.
              If he was not high, he damn should be by now and stay that way.
              This is a professional reporter? Is there any wonder we get all of our media sources here?
              What the hell was his point? Weiner2X’s and this cocktail sausage is too much in one day!
              Sleep come quickly tonight. I need a new day.

              • 104 HZ
                July 24, 2013 at 2:28 am

                I did not look at the photo, but heard about it on twitter. However, I did see Geraldo on “Live KellyandMichael ” recently and Geraldo said that he is thinking very heavily about running for US Senate from New Jersey in 2014. I can’t remember the exact date of the show, but he was on the show.HZ

  40. 105 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 11:25 pm


  41. 106 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Easy feat Norah Jones Anoushk Shankar & Karsh Kale

  42. 109 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 11:49 pm

  43. 110 Dudette
    July 23, 2013 at 11:51 pm

  44. 111 lockewasright
    July 23, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Four days from vacation everything that can pop up as a surprise is sapping us for money. GRRR! Fortunately, I am old enough to have learned to set extra money aside to prevent a gut punch delivered by random mayhem from screwing us out of our plans.

    • 112 Dudette
      July 23, 2013 at 11:59 pm

      Way to be lwr!
      I’m old enough to know too. Has that done a thing for me? In a word, NO! 🙂

      • 113 lockewasright
        July 24, 2013 at 12:07 am

        We’ve had a $50 trip to urgent care (no worries, everybody is well), a previously unannounced cost for my son’s football gear (in addition to the already paid dues for the season), our dog sitter fell through so we’ve had to arrange a kennel stay, and now a flat tire!

        It’s all good though. The crumb snatchers birthdays are one week apart. For one week per year, they’re the same age. That week ended on monday with my son’s birthday. On saturday during our normal early morning trip to drop me off at work, when the kids fall asleep as is their routine, we’re going to turn and make tracks for San Diego. We’ve booked a hotel on the beach for the night. We should arrive at around noon. We’ll enjoy the ocean for a day and then, in the morning, we’re headed for Legoland in Carlsbad for 2 days! The kids have no clue that we’re doing anything at all. Waking up on the way to the beach will be a big surprise. Going to Legoland the following day is gonna knock their little socks off! I can’t wait to see them flip out with excitement when they see the amusement park through the windshield.

        • 114 Dudette
          July 24, 2013 at 12:21 am

          Isn’t that always the way? It’s like the universe is conspiring against you. Don’t let it get you down and ruin your trip. Brush your shoulders and GO (if you can)! [A few yrs back, I got laid off 3 mos after having cleaned out my savings to buy and furnish a house, then paying for a long-overdue vacation in Hawaii. People thought I was nuts for going anyway. Hell, it was already paid for. Figured if/when I found a job who knows when I’d get vacation, sooo… Turned out to be as one of the best trips I ever had. Luckily a found a job within a month after I got back.]

          Plus there’s nothing like watching a child light up with surprised excitement! They will cherish this family trip forever.
          It’ll be good for you too. You’ll look back on the temporary blips and smile at having made it through them. Revel in it!

          • 115 lockewasright
            July 24, 2013 at 12:29 am

            In a weird sort of way I like when life throws shit at my wife and I. Facing down challenges together only serves to increase our closeness to each other as teammates as we go through our lives as couple. What can I say? I am a sentimental dork. Sharing life with and giving love to my wife and kids is really miles more important than anything else in life. The rest is all beside the point.

    • 118 desertflower
      July 24, 2013 at 12:00 am

      😦 Sorry, lockewasright…enjoy your vacation anyway.

      • 119 lockewasright
        July 24, 2013 at 12:08 am

        Oh we shall!

        • 120 HZ
          July 24, 2013 at 2:36 am

          Lockewasright, you and your family have a lovely vacation and enjoy every moment of it. Make your prints matter for her and your children, and do not allow the strings of disappointments follow you not one foot. Make you map of goodness, love, laughter, good food, and lots of joy in each and every moment that you have the breath to breathe that ocean. Enjoy your time together.HZ

          • 121 lockewasright
            July 24, 2013 at 10:05 am

            Thanks a bunch HZ! That’s just about exactly how I do things! I think the kids are in for a really good time which means a happy time for my wife and me as well.

    • 122 arkluvspbo
      July 24, 2013 at 8:28 am

      Lockewasright — I hear ya!!
      I’m making a big move the middle of August, halfway across the country, and the movers are costing me a pretty penny. Of course I find out yesterday I should probably replace the shields under my car for almost $500! ughhhh…but at least I know my car will be safe to drive.
      When it rains, it pours.
      Have a great time with your trip — sounds like a blast.

      • 123 lockewasright
        July 24, 2013 at 10:08 am

        Best of luck to you on your move! I have moved across the country before and hope to do it again in the next couple of years (keep your fingers crossed for us please). I’m sorry to hear about the surprise expense, but think the safety is worth it. The move may seem daunting sometimes, but I am a little envious of the excitement. I love to keep adventure in my life. I hope that your adventure brings fulfillment and opportunity.

  45. 124 desertflower
    July 24, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Night everyone…thanks for all the goodness today…

  46. 127 Catherine Weingart-Ryan
    July 24, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Check out the last photo.

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