President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughter Malia meet with Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban a year ago, in the Oval Office, Oct. 11 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

90 Responses to “Beautiful”

  1. 1 LDS
    October 11, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Yes, beautiful!

  2. 2 Allison
    October 11, 2013 at 7:55 pm


  3. 3 hopefruit2
    October 11, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Oh my..it seems we are all the same wavelength with this pic…I posted it on the last thread with the same reaction 🙂 Congrats LDS on 3!

  4. October 11, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Congrats on 1st LDS!!!

    That is so heart warming!!! WOW.

    • 7 LDS
      October 11, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      Thank you very much, everyone. I needed this picture in so many ways.
      That Jon Stewart prick should learn how to respect people with a purpose. Everything is NOT a joke!
      He is not funny……he sure is hell not Lenny Bruce…..so glad he did NOT win an Emmy this year.

    • 8 LDS
      October 11, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      Mr. Bobfr, a personal thank you to you, the Master of Tweeter.

      I share with you my devotional that I read just this morning that I feel applies to this picture.
      Romans 8:6 To be spiritually minded is life and peace.

      ” Righteousness in your heart produces beauty in your character.”

  5. October 11, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    YAYYAYAYAY, Malia was there, too!!!!

    • October 11, 2013 at 8:09 pm

      That’s my favorite part of the photo (I think) — everyone looks so great — love the way that Pete Souza instinctively knows exactly when to snap. He’s such an asset to this admininstration (thanks for posting that tweet that @PeteSouza responded to when the Obamacare exchanges opened — great to see the video, and such a thrill to see him respond to you!).

      Malia and Malala are almost the same age. I like to think that they got to sneak off by themselves for some good international girl talk.

      Can you imagine them joining forces after they’ve graduated from college?

      A formidable duo to say the least.

      Great, great photo.

  6. 14 jacquelineoboomer
    October 11, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Oh, my. What a wonderful visit for all of them.

  7. 15 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    October 11, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Beautiful scene.

  8. October 11, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Oct 12, ’13 9:00 AM

    The Senate stands in adjournment until 11:00am ET on Saturday, October 12, 2013. The time until noon will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.

    At noon, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1569, a bill to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until December 31, 2014.

    And, Leader Pelosi’s Discharge Petition signing begins tomorrow and can be brought to the House floor on 14 October (one of the 2 days in the month of October that a Discharge Petition can be brought to a vote).

    Saw Pete King yapping about Cruz so decided to needle him … feel free to do the same ….


  9. 26 lisalovesobama
    October 11, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Hey everyone. Beautiful pic…….. Is this really week two go the shutdown? Good grief. Glad to see public option slamming the Reptards and their bastard brothers the Teaturds.

  10. October 11, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    And Malala loves libraries:

    • 28 idon
      October 11, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      This one of the most glorious vids I’ve ever seen on TOD. I tweeted it to my followers letting them know it is a place FOX HATE NEWS doesn’t want us to go.

      I loved the pic of the President, First Lady, Malala and Malia.

  11. 29 collegekay
    October 11, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    I love this!!!

  12. 30 jacquelineoboomer
    October 11, 2013 at 8:05 pm

  13. October 11, 2013 at 8:06 pm

  14. October 11, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    It is great to see a new photo of the Obama’s with Malala.

  15. 33 99ts
    October 11, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Hello all – taken me an hour to catch up on the news – from the TOD unbiased news emporium. I am convinced every day that any suggestion that there is even pne “liberal” news source is wrong. I briefly tuned onto Chuckie’s showpiece (late yesterday in my world) – and he was showing Ted Cruz speaking at the right wing hate fest. I looked at TPM this am (supposedly left supporting) and 90% of their topics related to GOP events/speakers/politicians. It seems NO news source will give time or space to anyone from the democratic side of congress.

    That people realize the GOP are to blame for this disaster is thanks to places like TOD and little to do with anything away from the intertubes

  16. 34 Nena20409
    October 11, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    I am Malala.

    What a gift, really to the world. Bless her being.

  17. 35 utaustinliberal
    October 11, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Safe to say, twitter thinks so too.

  18. 36 dotster3
    October 11, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Malala is an impressive young lady. And so is Malia. She is really all “growed up” now, isn’t she? I bet the Obamas can’t believe how fast time flies, how thrilled they were when she was born. See how I transitioned into baby mode, which is where my family still is after our new baby girl arrived last Sunday to youngest daughter. My oldest daughter just reminded me of this book I gave when my first grandbaby was born 11 years ago. She got so choked up reading it for the first time that someone else had to finish it. It is so touching, first published in 1929, now out of print—-it shouldn’t be—-but someone has produced a video with its delicious text. Everyone who has ever had a newborn baby in their midst can relate. P.S. Our new baby went out for pizza tonight—-she was an angel (‘cept for the last 10 minutes)

  19. October 11, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    what an utterly wonderful picture – on so many levels

  20. October 11, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Not sure if this has been discussed at TOD, but thought it was important.

  21. 40 Nena20409
    October 11, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Video link for WH presser on 10-11-13 by Jay “Clark Kent” Carney


  22. 41 Jovie
    October 11, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Well, I took my other dog to the dog park. Sane one I brought my black lab to every morning. It wasn’t that bad , but the other dogs attacked her , bit her.
    Especially an old Poodle. She cried and ran under the bench.
    They did the same thing to my best friend, but they always tried something else as well. Until one day she started fighting back. It went on for awhile, and then they left her alone.
    I assume that they must not like labs, you know, friendly Dogs.
    So, I just know I am trying, I just miss my Old dog every day, every minute.
    Thanks for letting me get this out of me, if I don’t I feel I will explode!

    • 42 Nena20409
      October 11, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      Good to hear your story Jovie. How you are doing and how is your new dog, Nina doing? Every day, it slowly gets better.

      Talking things out works for me. Thank you for sharing.

    • October 11, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      We’re here for you, Jovie. I know the searing pain of losing a beloved animal and the inestimable value of moving forward with a new friend and having the memories of how that new friendship helped sooth the loss.

    • October 11, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      Jovie, you’re such a warrior, we can see how hard you’re trying to fight this pain, I truly hope you’ll bond with your new dog, it won’t ever be the same, I know, but it might bring you some comfort. Keep fighting, you’re the best.

    • October 11, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      Every small step forward is accomplished because your dear old friend is still with you in your heart. Be safe and well dear Jovie.

  23. 46 amk for obama
    October 11, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    So, how did that idjit truckers’ we are gonna surround dc rally tuirn out in the end?

  24. 53 LDS
    October 11, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Hi Jovie, I am so glad that you are here. I have been waiting for the day that you took your new friend out. I love Labs!
    Can you take a picture, soon?

  25. 57 vcprezofan2
    October 11, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Really, really HUMUNGOUS 😀

    • 58 LDS
      October 11, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      She is going to be a fighter next time in the park. You will see….for you and for her.
      Love conquers all!

      • 59 vcprezofan2
        October 11, 2013 at 9:33 pm

        I think we are getting our comments and answers mixed up – sort of like Broken Telephone, or Gossip. I was actually referring to the picture of the Obamas and Malala, thought I admit I wasn’t clear.
        Anyhoo, LDS, how are you?

  26. October 11, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    LOS ANGELES — There are radio and television commercials galore, along with Twitter and Facebook posts and scores of highway billboards. There are armies of outreach workers who speak Spanish, Tagalog, Cambodian, Mandarin and Cantonese, all flocking to county fairs, farmers markets, street festivals and back-to-school nights across the state. There are even dinner parties in Latino neighborhoods designed to reach one family at a time.

    With enthusiastic backing from state officials and an estimated seven million uninsured, California is a crucial testing ground for the success of President Obama’s health care law. It is building the country’s largest state-run health insurance exchange and has already expanded Medicaid coverage for the poor. Officials hope that the efforts here will eventually attract more than two million people who are currently uninsured. And as the exchange, known as Covered California, has begun the painstaking effort to enroll potential customers in the subsidized insurance plans or expanded Medicaid, the public outreach effort here can seem akin to a huge political campaign.

  27. October 11, 2013 at 8:32 pm

  28. October 11, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Dept. of self promotion…….

    This tale of poker cheats has all the signs of a Hollywood movie: high-tech contact lenses, marked playing cards, corrupt casino employees, and the French Riviera. Back in 2011, an Italian man codenamed “Parmesan” racked up 70,000 euros in one day of poker winnings followed up by 21,000 more in another visit, according to The Telegraph. He and his accomplices — which included two casino employees — found a way to mark the cards with invisible ink. Parmesan, a 56-year-old man whose real name is Stefano Ampollini, then used infrared contact lenses purchased online for 2,000 euros from a Chinese company to read his competitors’ hands.

  29. 68 dotster3
    October 11, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    I was curious about the news that MSNBC has hired Ronan Farrow, the son of Mia Farrow, who was in the news this week. He is supposed to be the son of Woody Allen, but Mia answered “possibly” to an interviewer’s question about the long standing rumor that he is really the son of Frank Sinatra. He is the spitting image of a young Frank Sinatra, so I would say “very possibly”. But my reaction was “what???” when I read he was hired by msnbc, not to host his own show but as a floating guest on all the shows. So, after checking, I learned he is a real smartypants—–enrolled in Bard College at age 11, graduated at 15, Yale Law School grad, Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. And then—-I see he has written for the Guardian and was critical of the U.S. on the NSA leaks—-and so went hmmmmmm. He has also received numerous awards and accolades—-named to 30 under 30 most influential etc., many good works and deeds with refugees etc. Just a curious, out of the blue hire—–will have to see what we get. It will be telling.

  30. 70 anniebella
    October 11, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    What a joy to come to Obama Diary and see that picture. I knew when she came to the states the President and First Lady would want to meet that wonderful young lady Malala. What a wonderful picture.

  31. October 11, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Hi all! Beautiful picture, so glad Malala got to meet the First Family! She is as brave as a lion. Ms Chips, sorry about Ireland/Germany, happened right here in my city. : (( Jovie, glad you have a new dog, she looks very sweet. Happy birthday to JOB, good day for a birthday! Thrilled that only 30 silly truckers made it to the big “impeach Obama” party!

  32. 72 desertflower
    October 11, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Those stupid truckers must have gotten confused! It was really the ” I’m bringing peaches to Obama” party…..

  33. 73 Bill R.
    October 11, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Malala, a living embodiment that love and courage are stronger than hate and fear.

  34. 76 carolyn
    October 11, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Once again, President Obama with three beautiful women. I love the smiles on all four faces…..good people. Malia is so grown up!!!

  35. 79 desertflower
    October 11, 2013 at 9:03 pm
  36. 80 Jovie
    October 11, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Gov. Rick Scott’s administration said they had no plans to use reopen Everglades National Park and other national parks located in the Sunshine State. Scott spokesman Frank Collins said, “Florida taxpayers will not foot the bill to cover Washington’s failure to negotiate and compromise.”


  37. 81 amk for obama
    October 11, 2013 at 9:12 pm

  38. 82 amk for obama
    October 11, 2013 at 9:13 pm

  39. October 11, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    My local NBC affiliate is sponsoring a health fair in San Jose this weekend to help people sign up for Obamacare. There will also be some free multi-lingual health screenings. AND they’re going to air a 1-hour special tomorrow early evening to explain everything about Obamacare. YAY!!

  40. 85 amk for obama
    October 11, 2013 at 9:26 pm

  41. October 11, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    There is some asshat on Piers Morgan who is furloughted NASA employee who is a Ted Cruz supporter and is complaining about Obamacare as being the faught. Ben Carson saying Obamacare is the worst thing in this country since slavery. Ben Carson got to where he is today because he stood on the shoulders of many who sacrificed, marched and died to get the education and financial advantages for many AA’s in this country. Saving peoples lives is slavery. The people who are picked to defend the ACA are the worst people they can not articulate the benefits of having everyone buying insurance, or young people staying on their parents plans, expanding MC so that those that can’t buy in the marketplace won’t have to go to emergency. The people who want to deny affordable healthcare to others especially a so-called medical doctor and someone who gets their insurance from their jobs should be ashamed for being so selfish and should not call themselves a Christian.

  42. 88 HZ
    October 11, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    (((((( Jovie, keep beautiful thoughts of your angel, but also enjoy your energies with your new angel))))))) I believe that you will. Take it one day at a time at your pace within your space. I wish you the very best. HZ

    What a beautiful photo of three lovely, strong and wonderful human energies for all the world to see in this historic moment. What a great President we all know and enjoy daily. Beautiful energies continue to go forth for those three beautiful young ladies sitting there with our great POTUS.

    Thank you again, Pete Souza. We love you and appreciate you so much. {{{{{{{{{{{{{{ TY, Mr. Pete Souza}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}HZ

  43. 89 lulu
    October 11, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Love that photo. 🙂 There was a great article in Time magazine about how Malala is inspiring other girls to fight for their rights for eduction. She is a truly inspiring person, I’m just in awe of her and her inner strength.

  44. 90 Sue
    October 12, 2013 at 2:32 am

    Excellent. Nice break from talking to a bunch of idiot Tpublicans!

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