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They Win The Day!

Rubi Platt reacts as President Obama shakes hands at Magnolia’s Deli and Cafe in Rochester, N.Y

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Pete Souza: A young boy plays as Pres Obama lunches with college students and their parents in Rochester, NY

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120 Responses to “They Win The Day!”


  1. 1 Dudette
    August 22, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Antoinette Tuff for the WIN!!

  2. 7 Dudette
    August 22, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    FLOTUS for the WIN!!!

  3. 13 MightyPamela
    August 22, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Yes, we are!!

  4. 15 Dudette
    August 22, 2013 at 8:29 pm

  5. 20 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    For those who missed the second event at Henninger High School.

  6. 21 Nena20409
    August 22, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Is Rubi Platt sitting down in that picture?

    Any information on the little boy on the floor?

  7. 22 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2013 at 8:30 pm

  8. 23 vitaminlover
    August 22, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Congratulations on first, Ms. Dudette!

  9. 25 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2013 at 8:31 pm

  10. 28 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2013 at 8:33 pm

  11. 29 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2013 at 8:33 pm

  12. 34 Dudette
    August 22, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    This woman is one big ball of WIN!!!

  13. 36 Dudette
    August 22, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I love My President!!!!

  14. 39 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Don’t you just love ObamaCare?

  15. August 22, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Saw GGail’s comment earlier about how excited her manicurist and colleagues were about Obamacare.

    I keep coming back to this, but the MSM seems to think that everyone in America is Ivy League educated and has a desk jockey job.

    Here’s my contribution from a reporter who covers the Navajo Nation:

    • August 22, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      My alma mater, the University of GA, received money as part of the navigator program, Arapaho415, and as I expected, some GOPer state lawmaker is making a huge fuss about it. He wants our RW governor, Nathan Deal, to prevent UGA from using the money to help uninsured Georgians from learning how to buy insurance on the Obamacare exchanges. Deal isn’t saying much because no GA state governor can tell a public university what it can/cannot do, so his power to intervene is restricted. The Board of Regents oversees all public colleges in the state–not the governor. If not for the BofRs, I’m quite sure Deal would try to stop UGA from participating in the program.

  16. 42 hopefruit2
    August 22, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    No “Juana.” President Obama has better things to do with his time – like thanking people who have risked their lives to save others….

    • 43 Nena20409
      August 22, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Per Mediaite……he will get the Hormone treatments.

      Department of Defense spokeswoman Catherine T. Wilkinson told ABC News today that “there is a mechanism in place for the U.S. military to provide hormone therapy or gender-reassignment surgery for inmates.

  17. 45 zekke Lydonna
    August 22, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Fox Noise attempts to racialize the shooting of Christopher Lane

    Reality Check:

    Victim White
    Potential Victim Black
    Perpetrators: One -Black one-White one-Mixed

    How is this for ‘perfect symmetry’

    Loving the downfall of Faux News Empire

    • 46 Layla
      August 22, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Oh what to do…what to say…so hard!!!!! These people crack me up! I used to get upset at them now I just laugh!

  18. 47 Dudette
    August 22, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    From this article (sorry it’s from the Huffy place)…
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/22/antoinette-tuff-911-tape_n_3797014.html

    “…important and instructive to add the latest lessons to the conversation about guns in schools:

    That shooters are almost always a failure of the mental health system.
    As Hill told Tuff, and she repeated to the operator “he should have just went to the mental hospital instead of doing this
    because he is not on his medication.”

    That training for emergencies is essential.
    School staff have regular run-throughs of scenarios like this one and Tuff was one of three staff members who were
    specifically trained to handle shooters. In fact, “the training is so often and extensive,” a district spokesman told
    reporters, that Tuff “thought it was a drill” at first.

    That it just might make all the difference to treat the shooter like a human being.

    That none of us know what we are capable of until we are called on to do it.
    “Let me tell you something, babe, I’ve never been so scared in all the days of my life,” Tuff told the operator
    when the SWAT team finally took Hill away. “Oh, Jesus.” ”

    AND SHE DIDN’T CARRY A GUN!!

    • 48 99ts
      August 23, 2013 at 4:06 am

      If she had carried a gun – and attempted to use it – she probably would have been the first to die.

  19. 49 lisalovesobama
    August 22, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Sooooo……….. It’s been a busy and hectic few weeks. Just got in, but, um……… What’s this about Bradley Manning wanting to be a woman? Am I just so exhausted and brain dead that I’m imagining things?

    • 50 Nena20409
      August 22, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      Department of Defense spokeswoman Catherine T. Wilkinson told ABC News today that “there is a mechanism in place for the U.S. military to provide hormone therapy or gender-reassignment surgery for inmates.

      Yep….that was his internal issues that led to all this Leaking…..I believe.

    • 52 Layla
      August 22, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      Yep! His wish has been revealed not you are brain dead! lol

  20. 54 HZ
    August 22, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    I love my President. I love seeing the young people so excited in receiving their president with great respect and enthusiasm.

    I also want to thank Dudette for the beautiful dedication to Ms. Tuff. ((((((((((((((((( Thank you, Ms. Tuff))))))))))))))))))HZ

  21. 58 yardarm756
    August 22, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    RM is reporting from NC.

  22. August 22, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    WASHINGTON — Three times, mainly by chance and in very different circumstances, Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg has met President Obama.

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    They were introduced near Omaha Beach in France in 2009, when Sergeant Remsburg was part of a select Army Ranger group chosen to re-enact a parachute drop for celebrations of the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings in World War II. The second meeting came less than a year later at a military hospital outside Washington, where Mr. Obama was stunned to see among the wounded troops from Afghanistan a familiar young man — now brain-damaged, a track of fresh stitches across his skull, and partly paralyzed.

    The third time was two weeks ago in a private visit in Phoenix, where Sergeant Remsburg did something that neither Mr. Obama nor military doctors would once have predicted: he stood up and saluted his commander in chief.

    There was more. Grasping his walker, “Cory took a step, then another, and then another,” Mr. Obama said later, “all the way across the room.”

    • 62 Dudette
      August 22, 2013 at 9:12 pm

      Tears streaming!!!

    • August 22, 2013 at 9:14 pm

      Image and video hosting by TinyPic

      Reporters with Mr. Obama were not informed about his rendezvous in an empty classroom, but the following Saturday, the president told the disabled veterans all about it.

      “I suspect it won’t surprise you to know that for Cory, the years since he was injured have been very hard,” Mr. Obama said, describing dozens of surgeries on the soldier’s brain, skull, eyes and lungs. He spoke of skin grafts and “grueling” daily hours of physical, occupational and speech therapy.

      Sergeant Remsburg, he said, “had to learn the simple things all over again — how to speak, how to write his name, how to throw a ball.”

      But he added, “The young man I had seen in that hospital bed, unable to speak, barely able to move, this time he was in a chair sitting up — alert, smiling, talking. And then, he wanted to show me something.”

      Sergeant Remsburg reached for his walker and, with help from his father and stepmother, stood up. “And he looked at me,” Mr. Obama said, “and he gave me a sharp salute. He said, ‘Rangers, lead the way!’” — the force’s motto since D-Day. (He also said “Sir,” his father said.) Then the Ranger crossed the room with his walker.

      The conventioneers erupted, even as Mr. Obama went on.

      “The war in Afghanistan may be ending,” he added, “but for Cory and our disabled vets, the work has only just begun. Cory is 30 years old. His recovery — like so many of yours — will last a lifetime. But he won’t give up, because you haven’t given up. And when it comes to our work, to making sure that our nation is fulfilling its promises to the men and women who served and sacrificed, America cannot give up either.”

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      …..And he talks of coming to Washington: Mr. Obama invited him to meet for a fourth time, this time at the White House

    • 74 Nena20409
      August 22, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      Thanks LP. You did a much better job than I did on this. Fantastic.

      • August 22, 2013 at 9:21 pm

        TY Neena, just got home……haven’t caught up on anything today. Sorry if I doubled and earlier post.

        • 76 Layla
          August 22, 2013 at 9:24 pm

          Hey LP! Worth repeating! TY

        • 77 Nena20409
          August 22, 2013 at 9:35 pm

          You did it with pictures, and you went in depth. This is better. I am appreciative that you did it…….It is well narrated and documented. Our community here is far better off with the enhanced version.

          To learn is indeed to grow 😉

    • 78 Dudette
      August 22, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    • August 22, 2013 at 9:41 pm

      Yes we live at a time in which the Greatest & Most Empathetic President ever to have served is OUR President. For that, the gratitude is unbounded.

      #TrustBarack Because You Can

    • 81 hopefruit2
      August 22, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      Oh my…waterworks…it must be my ragweed allergies acting up…

    • 82 globalcitizenlinda
      August 22, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      WOW!!!!!!

      story went through the core of my head & gut and to the depth of my soul!

      what a tremendous level of sacrifice a few people give to this nation and world!

  23. August 22, 2013 at 9:10 pm

  24. 85 JER
    August 22, 2013 at 9:18 pm

  25. 88 Dudette
    August 22, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Yep, I got busted. Wish I’d seen this first! 🙂

  26. August 22, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    The Alabama GOP are trying their best to bring back the Stars and Bars and the white sheets.

    #LandslideDems2014

    • 91 Layla
      August 22, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      Karma is going to be such a freakin bitch!

    • 96 Nena20409
      August 22, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      They Offer Nothing, Zero, Nada, Zilch, Zippo, None, Nil, etc…….since 1968. They want a regression to the early 20th Century and beyond. Eventually, the TBGOPers would have to come to their senses. Unfortunately, there are enough folks in US that make their fewer base lethal when we sit out in Midterms and their victory dwarfs, retards and stagnates the USA.

      40 yrs…..they didn’t control Congress and USA thrived. Their control in Congress started in 1981-1986 they controlled the senate. Then from 1995-2007…..and from 2011- present…….USA is paying for it severely.

  27. August 22, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Good news and bad news from Utah:

  28. 100 Dudette
    August 22, 2013 at 9:41 pm

  29. 102 Dudette
    August 22, 2013 at 9:43 pm

  30. 103 Dudette
    August 22, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    • 104 Layla
      August 22, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      Can POTUS, by executive order, put a hold on Congress’s health care coverage…

      • 105 Dudette
        August 22, 2013 at 9:51 pm

        Can he? Dunno. Might be a separate of powers thing. But he wouldn’t though — it’s not his style. I sure as pfuque would though!

      • 106 jacquelineoboomer
        August 23, 2013 at 12:29 am

        I don’t believe so, because health care coverage for government “employees” is set by law. Congress is under the same health care system as all federal workers.

  31. August 22, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    I’m sure there’s been discussion of Colin Powell in North Carolina today, but am posting this because I like the viral nature of the second tweet:

  32. 108 Dudette
    August 22, 2013 at 9:47 pm

  33. 111 Dudette
    August 22, 2013 at 9:47 pm

  34. 112 Dudette
    August 22, 2013 at 9:49 pm

  35. 114 Dudette
    August 22, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    If I had one (or two) … 🙂

  36. August 22, 2013 at 9:55 pm

  37. 116 Dudette
    August 22, 2013 at 9:56 pm

  38. 117 globalcitizenlinda
    August 22, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Don’t know whether anyone wants to send Ms Antoinette Tuff a message of thanks for her bravery


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