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@TheObamaDiary: Beautiful: First Lady Michelle Obama with First Lady of Ghana Lordina Mahama during UN luncheon in New York


116 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. 1 Nena20409
    September 24, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Hello TODers and Good Evening 😉

  2. September 24, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Thank you UT!!

  3. 11 Nena20409
    September 24, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    The POTUS Looks mighty Fine as always 😉

  4. 12 Don
    September 24, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Missed it by that much.

  5. 13 utaustinliberal
    September 24, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    For those who missed the event.

    p.s. President Obama was freaking fantastic!

  6. 14 Dudette
    September 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    O/T but hey, aren’t I always? 🙂

    • 15 Dakota
      September 24, 2013 at 6:24 pm

      That’s ok sweetie. What Sherman Alexie books were banned?

      • 16 Dudette
        September 24, 2013 at 6:30 pm

        🙂 Thanks, D.

        Alexie’s book “The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is on the list in the article.
        Morrison’s “Beloved” is listed, but “The Bluest Eye” just got slammed as “pornography” by some muckety high up in the Ohio state educ department, so that pretty much might as well be an official ban too.

  7. 17 utaustinliberal
    September 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm

  8. 18 utaustinliberal
    September 24, 2013 at 6:17 pm

  9. September 24, 2013 at 6:18 pm

  10. 22 utaustinliberal
    September 24, 2013 at 6:19 pm

  11. 28 globalcitizenlinda
    September 24, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    was just coming to highlight the story about FLOTUS’ event;

    Michelle Obama calls Harlem a cultural gem

    NEW YORK — Extolling the virtues of Harlem’s rich cultural history, Michelle Obama hosted a luncheon for the spouses of foreign dignitaries Tuesday in the historic New York City neighborhood she described as “quintessentially American.”

    The first lady spoke to about 50 spouses of chiefs of state and heads of government who are attending the UN General Assembly. The group toured The Studio Museum in Harlem, which was founded in 1968 by artists and civic and community leaders to provide space for modern and contemporary black art.

    “There’s a reason why I wanted to bring you all to Harlem today,” said Obama, who was wearing a blue and white dress by Carolina Herrera. “And that is because this community … is infused with a kind of energy and passion that is quintessentially American, but that has also touched so many people around the world.”

    Obama discussed Harlem’s place in the early 20th century as the heart of black culture in the U.S., pointing to famous writers and musicians like Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Louis Armstrong.

    for full story


  12. September 24, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Can I just say how much I love waking up in the morning knowing I’ll be exceedingly proud of my POTUS in whatever he undertakes on any given day? PBO is a MASTER. He knows of what he speaks and he is conscious of his audience at all times. Wonderful, wonderful day for President Obama. A lot of ground has been gained through his thoughtful speech and action. WOOOOOTT!!!!

  13. 35 vcprezofan2
    September 24, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Irony? Example of their cluelessness? Just showing some sense?

    “Welcome to the NRA convention. Leave your guns at the door.

    Would I lie? At the North Carolina convention center in Charlotte, you cannot carry guns. Oh, you got your Sarah Palin, your Glen Beck, your Ollie North, but not your little friend.

    ‘North Carolina State law prohibits the carrying of firearms in the Charlotte Convention Center, and the Time Warner Cable Arena. In addition, the Rules and Regulations of the Charlotte Convention Center prohibit the carrying of firearms in the Center. Pursuant to Time Warner Cable Arena policy, all individuals entering the Arena will be subject to a magnetometer security check.’



    • 36 GGail
      September 24, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      VC, that’s toooooo funny!

      • 37 vcprezofan2
        September 24, 2013 at 8:30 pm

        I swear the GOPs and their leaders, in addition to having no sense of humour, also have no clue how ironic a lot of their behaviour is.

    • 38 ericfive
      September 24, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      So basically corporations can regulate guns, but the government, elected by the people, cannot.

      • 39 vcprezofan2
        September 24, 2013 at 8:32 pm

        One rule for RWNJs, one rule for us. Although, I do believe that these guys have no insight, period. Whoever okayed and whoever booked the venue, like all current top GOP leaders, have tunnel vision.

  14. 40 Dudette
    September 24, 2013 at 6:34 pm


    Check the comment in response 😀

    @lazdamar: @HassanRouhani Good luck with that. 🙂 Did anybody tell you Congress has a 9% approval rating?

  15. 41 yardarm756
    September 24, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    You know, I can’t help but think that our country would be farther ahead were it not for SCOTUS, ALEC, and Citizens United. A pox on all their houses!

  16. 44 Dudette
    September 24, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Here, you bunch of dirty lib-tards! Now don’t say I never gave you anything. Enjoy! 🙂

    • 45 GGail
      September 24, 2013 at 7:25 pm

      The health care discussion was better than I expected. Former Prez. Clinton did not monopolize the questions and the answers. He gave Prez. Obama his due respect.

  17. 47 Dudette
    September 24, 2013 at 6:48 pm

  18. 48 Dudette
    September 24, 2013 at 6:50 pm

  19. 52 Dudette
    September 24, 2013 at 6:58 pm

  20. 53 Dudette
    September 24, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Look Shrub said something nice. [RWNJs will make it him pay for it, of course… meh, oh well]

  21. 57 jacquelineoboomer
    September 24, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Wow. I never watch Hardball but had it muted and saw an image Chris was showing that compared McCarthy to Cruz, so I turned up the volume. An actual U.S. congressman – Jim Moran (D-VA) – called an actual U.S. senator – Cruz (R-TX) – “an arrogant elitist” who was manipulating people who didn’t know any better, who would hopefully find out “what a phony he is.”

    Yeah, baby! Speak out, Democrats!

    • 58 Dudette
      September 24, 2013 at 7:09 pm

      ’bout time!

      • 59 jacquelineoboomer
        September 24, 2013 at 7:15 pm

        Rep. Moran just said Cruz is going to continue to have an impact through the next couple of months. Oh, joy.

        I laugh that Chris Matthews – who must sleep under rocks on the back 40 – is just now figuring out that Cruz and his ilk are bad news. What total fools they all are, including Chris.

        Compare them with President Obama. Can’t do it.

  22. 60 Dudette
    September 24, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Wow, it’s like an echo chamber in here…

  23. 65 Dudette
    September 24, 2013 at 7:14 pm

  24. 69 sherijr
    September 24, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    What a gorgeous dress- actually both FLOTUS’ dress and Ghana’s First Lady’s dress- are magnificent.

  25. 70 a4alice
    September 24, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Hey kids! Hope everyone is good 2-nite!

  26. 71 Dudette
    September 24, 2013 at 7:24 pm


  27. 76 Bill R.
    September 24, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Where is the video available of the Bill Clinton and Pres. Obama presentation?

  28. September 24, 2013 at 7:37 pm

  29. 84 globalcitizenlinda
    September 24, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    ObamaCare has been a long time coming

  30. 85 Dudette
    September 24, 2013 at 7:42 pm

  31. 86 dotster3
    September 24, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Speaking of savings on prescription drugs, I just picked up a refill today for $7.50. The info attached at Walgreens informed I saved $280 on that prescription. Which is pretty unbelievable.

    • 87 Dudette
      September 24, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      Woot! That’s cause for some Happy Dancing!

      • 88 carolyn
        September 24, 2013 at 8:09 pm

        That price is what we get with Tricare for Life, because my husband is a military retiree. Every time I pay or talk about it, I say “This is the kind of health plan every American should have.” Once people get used to the new, improved health care…..even teatards will fight for it.

  32. September 24, 2013 at 7:50 pm

  33. 90 Dudette
    September 24, 2013 at 7:50 pm

  34. 91 Dudette
    September 24, 2013 at 7:52 pm

  35. 92 dotster3
    September 24, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Wish the Obama/Clinton appearance today was required viewing for all Americans. That’s my one complaint—-all the people that needed to see it didn’t. And they remain in the darkness.

  36. September 24, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    GE TOD…….. hope everyone had a wonderful day. Got a lot of catching up to do!

  37. 96 Dudette
    September 24, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    😀 😀 😀

  38. 97 anniebella
    September 24, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    I got a couple of questions from that right wing Tony Perkins poll today, first question, do you vote? I said yes. Next question, do you think Obamacare is good for you and your family? I said Yes. That was it.

    • 98 theo67
      September 24, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      You probably disqualified yourself from further propaganda by answering “yes” to the second question. They only want sheep.

  39. September 24, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Stumbled across this Twitter account, “KrauseForIowa,” an exploratory committee for Iowa Governor.

    I know there are several regulars who hail from Iowa.

    He sounds like he’d be great for Iowa, plus he is followed by fellow TODers:
    – A farming background, whose wife sadly died from breast cancer
    – An enthusiastic proponent of labeling GMO foods

    I remember reading an LATimes article in late 2007 or early 2008 about Iowa’s progressive background. I was really impressed, but am not able to locate
    the online article.

    He also linked to Robert Reich tweet and John Dickerson’s article about GOP suicide pact.

  40. 101 Dudette
    September 24, 2013 at 8:07 pm

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  42. 104 Dudette
    September 24, 2013 at 8:09 pm

  43. September 24, 2013 at 8:13 pm

  44. 107 Jovie
    September 24, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Hi guys ,
    Again thanks to all of you who has supported me.
    I am not well, don’t know why this is such a big deal to me. I feel like a big baby but it hurts more than hot shrapnel.
    I just can’t stop thinking about her…
    I am already thinking about getting another black or golden lab.
    But it won’t be the same, it just won’t.
    I just want the pain to go away, it hurts.

    • September 24, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      Jovie, so good to hear from you, thank you for coming back and letting us know how things are with you.

      There’s nothing ‘babyish’ about your feelings, you have lost a living creature you adored, the unnatural thing would be if you weren’t in despair about it all.

      When my last dog died I wanted to punch people who told me the ‘cure’ was to get a new dog, I really did. I felt like they had absolutely no clue about the bond you create with a pet you love, and that they were idiots for thinking that could be so easily replaced.

      So I didn’t get a new dog, I felt like it would almost be disloyal to the one I lost.

      And you know when I only started to flippin’ move on? When my sister got a dog about 10 years later. And I adored him (still do), and was able to pour my love for animals in to this big loving bundle! He won’t ever replace the one I lost, nor will Danny when he arrives, but it really did help, because you are left with a big aching gap when you lose your dog.

      Take your time Jovie, mourn the loss of your beautiful dog, but do think about getting a puppy some time soon. Again, s/he won’t ever replace the one you lost, but s/he will help fill the void that’s been left.

      Take care of yourself Jovie, please, we all feel for you so much.

    • 109 Dudette
      September 24, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      Give a new baby a warm loving home as soon as you can. No, it won’t be the same. You won’t be replacing her love, just helping yours to grow. In time your heart will heal and maybe even a scar will remain. The important thing is to keep that muscle working.

      {{{{ Jovie }}}}

    • 110 MightyPamela
      September 24, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      Hang in there, Jovie, your pain is a signature of the depth of your love, you have been blessed to love so deeply.. {{{{Jovie}}}}

    • 111 a4alice
      September 24, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      ah Jovie I’m sorry. I’ve had cats and now chickens but never a dog. I’m thinking though about getting one. Over the years I’ve gotten to know other people’s dogs and have dog sat a few. I will say, no one loves you like a dog – they are just all in. And they are always happy to see you. It’s a family member and that’s all there is to it. I hope you have many happy memories of your dog. Sorry for your loss.

  45. 112 Dudette
    September 24, 2013 at 8:28 pm

  46. September 24, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    whelp suddenly my name has disappeared from the top and the little doohickey that turns orange if someone responds to my comments- yep gone gone gone. what’d I do?

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