On This Day


President Barack Obama shares a humorous moment with a group of doctors from around the country in the Oval Office, Oct. 5, 2009, prior to a health insurance reform event at the White House.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)



President Barack Obama talks with Vice President Joe Biden in the doorway of the Oval Office, Oct. 6, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)



President Barack Obama listens to Ron A. Bloom, senior advisor to the Treasury Secretary, during the Economic Daily Briefing in the Oval Office, Oct. 6, 2009. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is seated at right. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)



President Barack Obama talks with Senior Advisor David Axelrod and National Economic Council Director Larry Summers following the Economic Daily Briefing in the Oval Office, Oct. 6, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)



President Barack Obama drops by a meeting with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, third from left, in NSC Advisor Gen. James Jones’s West Wing office at the White House, Oct. 6, 2009 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)



President Obama talks with Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Senior Advisor David Axelrod during a meeting in the Oval Office, in advance of the Congressional Afghanistan briefing at the White House, Oct. 6, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)



President Obama meets with Congressional leadership, along with the chairs and ranking members of the relevant committees, to discuss Afghanistan and Pakistan in the State Dining Room of the White House, Oct. 6, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)



President Barack Obama meets with NCTC Director Michael Leiter, center right, leadership and analysts in the secure video teleconference room at the National Counterterrorism Center in McLean, Va, Oct. 6, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)



President Barack Obama greets Kenyan professor Wangari Maathai in the doorway of the Oval Office, Oct. 5, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)



President Barack Obama confers with NSC Chief of Staff Denis McDonough prior to a meeting in the Situation Room of the White House, Oct. 5, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)



President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama participate in the question and answer session following the Chicago 2016 presentation to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in support of Chicago as the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct. 2, 2009. Seated with the Obamas, from left, are Bob Crvrtlik, Chicago 2016 Vice Chairman of International Relations, Patrick Ryan, Chicago 2016 Chairman, and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


98 Responses to “On This Day”

  1. October 6, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    • October 6, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      Had just posted this near the bottom (my typical spot) of the previous thread:

      BTW, my calling #BoehnerShutdown a Coup d’Etat is in no way hyperbolic. The evidence is staring everyone in the face and this latest expose by the NYTimes only affirms what we’ve known for a long time.

      A cabal of plutocrats have been leveraging racial hate to achieve a goal that they have had not for the past few years but ever since the end of WW II – fascist control of the US government.

      They have no ended any pretense of hiding their objective because they know they either succeed now or they’re not going to get another shot, perhaps ever.

      Yes, you are living in an historically significant moment, not just for the USA but for global stability. It is just as significant a moment as when President Lincoln began his defense of our democratic Republic. No joke.


      Yes We Can

      • October 6, 2013 at 2:02 pm

        ^^They have now …^^ not ^^no^^ …. sorry for the typo.

      • 12 desertflower
        October 6, 2013 at 2:02 pm

        The fact that Republicans have been plotting and planning America’s financial demise should come as no surprise if we look back on the little “secret meeting” they had the night PBO was elected in 2008…..they’ve been plotting and planning for a long time. Taxpayer funded overthrow of our govt and way of life. Chilling is an understatement.

        Bob, if you haven’t already read it…you need to check out Stonekettle post today.


        • October 6, 2013 at 2:05 pm

          Thank you df. Yes, I read it late last evening ….


          • 14 desertflower
            October 6, 2013 at 2:12 pm

            Glad you caught that post. He’s excellent

          • 15 nospin
            October 6, 2013 at 2:39 pm

            Hi Bobfr – I followed the link and am glad I did.

            The post was on point but I must say what got my attention was the update to Stonekettle’s house rules.

            It reads…..

            ” This post is getting much wider than normal play. As usual when such things happen,Stonekettle Station begins attracting a certain frothy spittle-flecked yellow-eyed element.

            As such, commenting on this post is in full moderation and will remain so. I will reiterate for the slow people: read the commenting rules before attempting to post. Read them.

            Some additional guidelines:

            – This site is not Yahoo! This site is not The Blaze. This site is not YouTube. Don’t act like it is. If you can’t help but behave like a nasty fifteen year old with a behavioral disorder, then bugger off back to 4-Chan and stop wasting my time.

            – If you attempt to engage in any form of delusional booger-eating ala Birtherism, 911-Trutherism, Oh No Socialism with or without included Nazis, if you mention The New World Order, or something you heard from Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Michael Savage, Alex Jones, or any TV Preacher, your comment will not post. Period. This is non-negotiable. Likewise if you use the term “Chicago style gangsterism” or any similar show of asshatery. You’re welcome to believe whatever goofy nonsense you like, but I don’t have to give you a platform for it. Shove off.

            – I’m not handing out free mental healthcare here, it’s not my job to fix either your insanity or your stupidity. That’s your problem, I won’t allow you to make it mine.

            – Yes, yes, you got me. I’m a terrible, terrible person, what with my penchant for murdering babies, my horde of tofu eating sycophants, and my callous disregard of your brilliant conversational gambits. Boo hoo. Your fury warms my flinty black heart. Write you congressman or take it up with Jesus, but you’re not going to post here. “

      • 18 jacquelineoboomer
        October 6, 2013 at 2:03 pm

        “Yes, you are living in an historically significant moment … ”

        Yes, true, and just as our country was led by and needed President Lincoln during his time, I thank God we are now living ” … in the time of Obama.” I’d be hiding under blankets, if we weren’t!

        I’ll note again a quote I have hanging above my desk:

        “The union of these states is perpetual.” – A. Lincoln

        #NobodyIsShuttingDownMyCountry #Forward #FiredUp #YesWeCan

  2. 32 jacquelineoboomer
    October 6, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks for the pretty pictures, UT!

    Good afternoon, TODworld.

  3. 33 amk for obama
    October 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    • 34 Nena20409
      October 6, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      Would any of these DC/NY idjits tolerated Dems behaving as the TBGOPers have done since Jan 20, 2009…..starting with their political Coup d’etat meeting to decimate US and President Obama’s presidency?

      The answer is Hell No.

    • October 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      Ron Fournier is the absolute worst. He makes me want to punch things.

  4. October 6, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Has anyone seen this yet. It’s incredible what people will believe.


    “Many readers sent us a Facebook post that went viral and has since been circulated by chain-email. It was originally posted on the Facebook page of Healthcare.gov, ”

    “The Facebook post claims to be from a man named Will Sheehan. (We couldn’t confirm his identity.) The post says that he tried to sign up for Obamacare and then decided to not go along with it; he then said he received an email detailing fines he would face.”

  5. 41 Nena20409
    October 6, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Congrats Warrior TOD Doc, Bobfr on your Gold and Poignant Tweets and posts.

    Hello GB….awfully nice to see you on this Sunday afternoon.

  6. 43 amk for obama
    October 6, 2013 at 2:06 pm

  7. 45 amk for obama
    October 6, 2013 at 2:07 pm

  8. 46 Nena20409
    October 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    It took me Longer today to read most of the posts from Yesterday.

    Chips, UT and our Wonderful Bts and Twitter TOD Brigades……what can I say, but to sing Your praises.

    You are all deliciously Marvelous. Thank You.

  9. 47 utaustinliberal
    October 6, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Fantastic must read piece. This is Chuck Todd, Ron Fournier, and the rest of the pathetic pundits to a T.

  10. 49 amk for obama
    October 6, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    • 50 jacquelineoboomer
      October 6, 2013 at 2:21 pm

      Love how you phrase things as though Penny said “World leaders pissed off.” She’s thinkin’ it, that’s for sure! So am I.

  11. 51 desertflower
    October 6, 2013 at 2:17 pm


    A reminder on what Republicans REALLY think about federal workers

    • 52 desertflower
      October 6, 2013 at 2:21 pm

      They can ALL quit being part of the govt they hate as far as I’m concerned! Quit living off taxpayer dollars and get a REAL JOB! (their words)

  12. 53 jacquelineoboomer
    October 6, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    • 54 Obama Grandmama
      October 6, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      What makes you think the GOP would not like giving you back your tax dollars? That is another way to ruin our government besides this shutdown. It will also undo all the work PBO did in rescuing our economy if the shutdown has not done that already.

      • 55 jacquelineoboomer
        October 6, 2013 at 8:59 pm

        I was being facetious, which I think you know (Ha!), and I agree totally with what you wrote! GOP = Scumbags.

  13. 56 dotster3
    October 6, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Ding Ding Ding! I have a (personal) announcement! We just got a new baby girl in our family—-about an hour and a half old right now. My 4th grandchild, 1st baby for youngest daughter and husband. Most beautiful newborn in the history of the world, according to her parents. I can confirm—-just got a photo—–very sweet and cute and healthy looking—6lb.15 oz., 19.5 in. long, with lots of dark hair—-long enough to put into pigtails according to my daughter, which may be stretching it a bit. And she’s nice, they proclaim! Currently sleeping comfortably in dad’s arms in rocker. Anyhoo, we’re all relieved, and I will be accepting congratulations for my key role in this significant event. 🙂

    • 57 desertflower
      October 6, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      Congrats, dotster:) Well wishes and congratulations to the proud parents, too!

    • 58 Nena20409
      October 6, 2013 at 2:31 pm

      WTG Dotster3.

      Congratulations to Your whole Family.

      A newBorn ❗ Welcome to the World 😉

    • 60 africa
      October 6, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      Yeah!! Congrats!!

    • October 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      CONGRATULATIONS dotster!!!!!!!

    • 62 cookemom
      October 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      Congrats! Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving grandma!

    • 63 Linda
      October 6, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      Congratulations !!!!!!!!!

    • 64 jacquelineoboomer
      October 6, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      You did it, dotster! You played that key role, and look “who” it got you! Congratulations to the entire family, and welcome to the sweet baby girl. 🙂

    • 65 Carol in KY
      October 6, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      Happy thoughts and many congratulations to your family, and especially to you for your key role in the event 🙂

    • October 6, 2013 at 2:57 pm

      Congratulations to you Dotster, as well as to your daughter and son-in-law! Another grand to spoil. 😉

    • 67 hopefruit2
      October 6, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      Congrats dotster to you, your family and the proud parents!! 🙂

      • 68 HZ
        October 6, 2013 at 3:32 pm

        A lovely Congrats to dotster and family for a beautiful addition to a lovely family. Dotster, I just let the water works go for it as I read your announcement. I was thinking how a beautiful soul, our President and our beautiful Chips have brought together such a great group of people who have become such a wonderful family, TOD.

        Just think of when we all started out on this journey not knowing anyone, but now it seems that we all have met and have become such a loving, caring, hard working family within a family. My deepest gratitude goes to our President and First Lady and most of all to our Chips.

        I am so happy for you, Doster!!! Enjoy and celebrate this day. What a joy to share in this wonderful news. May we continue to work to make her beautiful world a wonderful one to be the beautiful person that God has created her to be in this world. May all opportunities be hers to work toward and to enjoy fully. God bless your family during this wonderful time. ((((Lots of loving hugs to you)))))HZ

    • October 6, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      Congratsssssssssssssss…..another brilliant female in the world….HA!

    • 70 a4alice
      October 6, 2013 at 4:14 pm

      nice gramma dotster! Congrats

  14. 72 africa
    October 6, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    • 73 jacquelineoboomer
      October 6, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    • 74 Nena20409
      October 6, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      Walch should be calling for an up or down vote or calling out the political Coup d’etat by the TBGOPers…..not being once again one of the co-dependants….enablers of the teabaggers constantly threatening USA.

      • 75 HZ
        October 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm

        So right on, Nena. I was just keeping quiet today and just reading and making notes for tomorrow; but as President Obama said before, my thoughts went right to his point. So now to Joan Walsh:

        “Why don’t you (Joan Walsh) jump on the GOP about their underhandedness.” You have a platform. Why don’t you “talk about it!” So STFU and leave us alone. HZ

        • 76 Nena20409
          October 6, 2013 at 3:36 pm

          You have said, 1001% correct! The JWs of the world are always quick to want to lecture and talk down on pres Obama. That is so offensive to me…..it makes my glasses cloudy up.

  15. 77 Linda
    October 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Interest Expense Fiscal Year 2013

    Fiscal Year Total $415,688,781,248.40

  16. 79 africa
    October 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    This is what I am talking about. GOP jumping from one thing to another and MSM just going along.

  17. October 6, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    You know it’s getting really intense when Valerie Jarrett is posting tweets like this ….

    …. tough days ahead … but, we are going to succeed in our pursuit of the 3rd and sustainable Reconstruction …


  18. October 6, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    There have been many comments regarding the Republicans plot to bring down the government. I think you’d be interested in an article I wrote 2 years ago. If you haven’t already read it…I hope you do so. None of what we see today is new…not even a little bit.

    If Obama is a Socialist, Republicans are Fascists

    In the 1930’s, General Smedley Butler testified before a Congressional Committee that several Wall Street bankers, several founders of the American Liberty League (a roll-call of the most powerful American capitalists…. J.P. Morgan, the DuPonts, Andrew Mellon, the Rockefellers, E.F. Hutton, and Joseph Pew of Sunoco) and several heads of another group called the American Legion plotted to seize the government shortly after President Roosevelt established the New Deal.  At the time, the press considered them silly, but their actions came as close as the United States has come to overthrowing the elected President in a coup d’etat. 
    Sound familiar?


  19. 82 FormelyFRED
    October 6, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    hi TOD family

    been missing in action but I had company.I had a cousin visit Chicago who I haven’t seen in 10 years for a week.Still getting checked up for the belly button and pain in the area where the gallbladder was taken out.

    Hope all is well with each and everyone of you.Congratulations to Dotster on the baby girl and good to see you GoBro and I hope HZ is doing great.Thanks as usual to Chips for this site

    Can someone tweet this to BWD cuz he/she is losing their mind over Ron Fournier right now on twitter and I don’t think BWD knows Fournier’s background which might explain how much of a douchebag he is towards Potus? Please and Thank you. Happy Sunday and see you all soon 😀
    take care,
    Fred 😉

    The AP has a Ron Fournier problem

    Column ››› July 22, 2008 4:04 PM EDT ››› ERIC BOEHLERT



    Time to make the donuts: AP’s Liz Sidoti and Ron Fournier deliver for Sarah Palin




    AP’s Ron Fournier delivers for his almost boss, John McCain

    8/23/2008 9:35am

    Ron Fournier, the Washington bureau chief for the Associated Press, interviewed for a job with John McCain a couple years ago. He is featured in the infamous Liz Sidoti donuts video. Fournier is also the reporter who told Karl Rove to “keep up the fight” during the 2004 campaign. Today, he’s out with an “analysis” of Obama’s choice of Biden as his running mate. Sounds like it was written by the McCain press shop. Fournier is working for McCain from the outside (and holding out for a job in the McCain administration.)



    One of Fournier’s job options: McCain



    • 83 HZ
      October 6, 2013 at 3:43 pm

      Hello my special angel, FormerlyFred. Oh, it is so wonderful to see you here. I am always so timid in saying this, but here goes: There are times when so many of my TOD family members just come to my mind and I just cannot get them out of my mind. Then they will show up here with a comment. You have been on my mind for two weeks. I try to stay private and respect all of my TOD family members, so I keep quiet; but our spirits so often meet up.

      I am so elated to hear that you are healing. So very grateful, FomerlyFred. ((((((((((((((((( Lots of loving hugs))))))))))))))))) Keep up the great work and remember to pamper yourself and rest a lot. I am fine. I just get a little upset, as we all do with what is going on now, but we have each other here, and Chips makes that so important by allowing this space to be informative, loving, brilliantly presented to the world, and so support for our President. Where would we be with out Chips and TOD. I am grateful because I have my FormerlyFred here today. Love you special angel. Keep well, and know that I always keep you in my space. HZ

  20. 84 Linda
    October 6, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Federal Judge Smacks House Republican For Demanding Exemption From Republican Shutdown

    Countless lawsuits where the United States is a party are now in limbo, thanks to the fact that the Justice Department lacks the resources to litigate them so long as the government is shut down. One of these lawsuits is a nearly two year old case brought by House Oversight Chair Darrell Issa (R-CA) seeking to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to turn over documents Issa believes will prove embarrassing to the Obama Administration.

    Yet, unlike numerous other lawsuits that were stayed while the Justice Department waits for the shutdown to end, Issa believes that he should not have to live with one of the consequences of the shutdown he and his fellow House Republicans are responsible for — he filed a motion claiming that DOJ’s “Contingency Plan provides that Department employees may continue to work on matters necessary to the discharge of the President’s constitutional duties and powers,” and that his lawsuit qualifies.

    Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson was not amused by this motion:


    • 85 HZ
      October 6, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      We continue to need more Federal Judges like Judge Amy Berman Jackson. She was appointed by President Obama and was commissioned in March of 2011. She has made some very important calls. She is a “do not play in my court.” We need to make sure the people we talk about concerning the upcoming election in 2014 also realize that the mayors, city councilmembers, and judges all have some affect/effect on all of our elections and future judges at all levels.

      I was talking with a group of people last evening, and a lot of them did not realize that local elections are just as important as national elections. I was telling them about a situation concerning a legal aspect of our society, and one person said, :”Oh, you know I never concern myself with who is running for judges in my local elections”. A few of us within the group began to enlighten her of her responsibility. She said that her mind was changed with our conversation. Lord, I hope so.

      People do not realize who we elect as judges or those who are appointed and then choose to run or those who are appointed by Presidents of the United States and then confirmed by Congress are very important decisions of our responsibilities as voters. Please spread the word of this importance. Thank you TOD family. HZ

  21. 86 africa
    October 6, 2013 at 3:06 pm

  22. 87 Ladyhawke
    October 6, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Eric Boehlert ‏@EricBoehlert 1h


    9 out of 10 DC journalists realize Boehner what no F’ing idea what his way out of this is….but you sure don’t pick that up in the coverage


    • 88 Nena20409
      October 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      Ladyhawke….that would Reporting…..Journalism 101. That is not their job…..remember Chuck Todd told Us in Sept and so did Candy Crowley before he debuted on her CNN SOTU show.

  23. 89 Ladyhawke
    October 6, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Governing by Blackmail



    SUPPOSE President Obama announced:

    Unless Republicans agree to my proposal for gun control, I will use my authority as commander in chief to scuttle one aircraft carrier a week in the bottom of the ocean.

    I invite Republican leaders to come to the White House and negotiate a deal to preserve our military strength. I hope Republicans will work with me to prevent the loss of our carrier fleet.

    If the Republicans refuse to negotiate, I will be compelled to begin by scuttling the U.S.S. George Washington in the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench, with 80 aircraft on board.

    In that situation, we would all agree that Obama had gone nuts. Whatever his beefs with Republicans, it would be an inexcusable betrayal to try to get his way by destroying our national assets. That would be an abuse of power and the worst kind of blackmail.



  24. October 6, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Quick stop before granddaughter’s party. Someone find “The Coming War in America” by Rick Matheson. It is evil and ugly and SICK! CRAZY peopl!!

  25. 91 Nena20409
    October 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    The Media keeps failing and willfully refusing to call out DC Politicians….especially when the Culprits are the teabaggers.

    Funny how they never fail to call on POTUS to help Boehner, TBGOPers to stop their well organized political decimation of US as we have known it.

    Not one Journo is calling on Boehner for a Clean CR vote or a Clean Debt Ceiling vote. Had they done that…..then the media would be forced to actually report who has been engineering for the decimation of our governing system.

  26. 92 desertflower
    October 6, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    And this is why people that listen to FOX “news” are exponentially negatively dumb!


    The Fox News report of Obama using his own money to keep a Muslim Museum open was reported by Fox News host Anna Kooiman. She claimed that President Obama has “has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum of Muslim culture.” Problem being, besides the complete lie she told about the president, is that a museum by that name in Washington D.C. doesn’t even exist.

    Blonde bimbo ****** spewing horseshit for the guys that oogle them…they love nothing between the ears, but boy, doggies! Ain’t she purty!

    • 93 desertflower
      October 6, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      NOt “love” HAVE. Time to tutor….good thing it’s math, not English:)

    • October 6, 2013 at 3:47 pm

      Desert, this is just disgusting and sick. It should be against the law to just tell lies like this. What the heck does libel mean and why doesn’t it apply to politicians?

      • 95 desertflower
        October 6, 2013 at 6:18 pm

        Seriously. WTF! You should share this with the girl that took the job @ FOX….she’s surely got to rethink that after this….

  27. 96 globalcitizenlinda
    October 6, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Looking at the captions on the photos above, it occurs to me that Oct/6/2009 was an extremely busy day in the White House.

    I looked at the date because I was wondering WHY PBO was wearing the same tie.

  28. 97 Ladyhawke
    October 6, 2013 at 3:51 pm


    Schumer To Boehner: Prove That A Clean Spending Bill Won’t Pass


    “I think there’s a bit of posturing going on here,” Schumer said. “To have us default could, and there’s a pretty high chance, send us into a recession deeper than the one in 2008. … I believe Speaker Boehner will not do that when push comes to shove.”

    He accused Boehner of “playing with fire” and likened his stance to that of a hostage-taker.

    “Speaker Boehner comes in and he says, basically, it’s sort of like this,” Schumer said. “Someone goes into your house, takes your wife and children hostage and then, says, let’s negotiate over the price of your house.”



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