A Moment Of Silence


White House: President Obama observes a moment of silence to honor victims of last year’s Boston Marathon bombing. #BostonStrong

86 Responses to “A Moment Of Silence”

  1. April 15, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Today is Jackie Robinson day in Major League Baseball…

    ….but he was more than just a baseball player

  2. April 15, 2014 at 10:04 pm

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  4. April 15, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    “VIENNA — The United Nations will release a report this week certifying that Iran’s ability to make a nuclear bomb has been greatly reduced because it has diluted half of its material that can be turned most quickly into weapons-grade uranium, diplomats said Tuesday. The move is part of Iran’s commitments under a deal with six world powers in effect since January that mandates some nuclear concessions on the part of Tehran in exchange for a partial lifting of sanctions crippling its economy. A key concern for the six was Iran’s stockpile of 20-percent enriched uranium, which is only a technical step away from the 90-percent grade used to arm nuclear weapons. By late last year, Iran had already amassed almost enough of the 20-percent grade for one nuclear bomb, with further enrichment.

    Under the agreement, Iran agreed to halt its 20-percent enrichment program and to turn half of its nearly 200-kilogram (440-pound) stockpile into oxide for reactor fuel. As well, it pledged to dilute the other half into low-enriched uranium. Making weapons-grade uranium by reconverting from oxide or from the lower level would take much longer than doing so from the 20-percent enriched material, giving more time for the international community to react. Iran says it is not interested in nuclear weapons but is negotiating because it wants an end to all sanctions.

    The U.N. nuclear agency is due this week to report on Iran’s adherence to the deal and two diplomats told The Associated Press that it would say that Iran has fulfilled its dilution commitment while continuing the process of conversion into oxide….”

  5. April 15, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Hope he pays attention ….

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  8. April 15, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    • 11 anniebella
      April 15, 2014 at 10:41 pm

      If the Bundy rancher was black, he would be dead or in prison and the cattle would be taken. And FOX wouldn’t give a dam.

  9. 12 vcprezofan2
    April 15, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Just the guys? Kewl! 🙂

  10. April 15, 2014 at 10:20 pm

  11. 18 dotster3
    April 15, 2014 at 10:27 pm


  12. 23 amk for obama
    April 15, 2014 at 10:33 pm

  13. April 15, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    This is SO True …

    “U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power ridiculed the Russian power play and tactics saying that Russia thinks that international borders are mere “suggestions” and that Russia repeats the same provocation and propaganda as if there were no Internet to disprove what they are saying. The ambassadors stressed that there is no evidence of any danger to the Russian minority in Ukraine. In fact the only danger is to the Tatars and the Ukrainians in Crimea.

    Last to make a formal presentation was the Nigerian ambassador who chaired the Security Council session. She saw right through the Russian pattern and stressed that “spheres of influence are detrimental to the concept of a global community” and pointed to the dangers of a military solution.

    Provocation, intimidation and propaganda are intended to create a pretext which is followed by invasion and occupation. That’s the pattern that Stalin made notorious, just as Hitler had done when plotting his invasions around Europe. Camouflage with no insignias and masks are elements peculiar to Putin himself. They reveal the mindset of a man who was, after all, a KGB colonel skilled in subterfuge.”

    And, if you have not watched Sunday’s UN Security Council meeting I cannot urge you enough to do so. It is historical, truly, in many dimensions not the least of which is the dimension of the POWER OF INFORMATION ACCESS ….


    Also, be sure to watch Ukraine’s UN Ambassador Sergeyev’s statements subsequent to the meeting ….


  14. April 15, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    This tweet from @BarackObama was front-paged on the Rise and Shine thread, but I didn’t see discussion of what the tweet linked to:

    Bobfr, you’ve got to love that @BarackObama is following your advice, LOL.

    When the lightbulb went off for me at the beginning of the year, I’ve said here that the worst nightmare for Koch/MSM is for Dems to win.

    Now the MSM have dropped all pretense off being neutral. (See Simon Malloy’s article on Chris Cilizza, also on Rise and Shine front page.)

    The MSM is blindsided and just helpless witnesses (and GOP stenographers) to this Obama Administration rewriting the CW of second terms.

    Love how the Administration is using social media to do an end-run around the Koch/MSM and Koch/Congress.

    Two terms, baby!

    • April 15, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      “Love how the Administration is using social media to do an end-run around the Koch/MSM and Koch/Congress.”

      They most definitely are, Arapaho!! And, the oligarchs and their #NEWSTAINER and #KOCHSTER (aka GOP) minions have no idea how comprehensively they are going to be crushed on 4 Nov 2014.

      Whatever little I contribute, I have zero delusion regarding the simple fact that President Obama is miles ahead of me – sincerely.

      #FORWARD Together

  15. 32 anniebella
    April 15, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Rachel Maddow talk about right wing racists material was found in the room of the oldest Boston bombing brother, please tell me what does Fox and Limbaugh have to say about that. They would be ready to run every Muslim out of this country if it was a Muslim who kill those three people in Kansas City. Instead the killer was some of their kind. And not a peep from the right wing racists haters. These right wing racists people are just as dangerous as any other terrorists.

  16. 33 Nerdy Wonka
    April 15, 2014 at 10:39 pm

  17. 35 amk for obama
    April 15, 2014 at 10:39 pm

  18. April 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Sorry if this is double posted…..

    …but he was much more than just a baseball player

  19. April 15, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Follow up to yesterday’s two virile airline stories:

    “An honest mistake…” so USAir employee who sent the “inappropriate” twitpic to a customer is still employed:

    Agree with this response re: father of Dutch teenage girl arrested for threatening American Airlines:

  20. 42 Nerdy Wonka
    April 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    New must see show after True Detective?


    It is dark, twisted, funny, weird, and fabulous. It’s a 10 episode season and if renewed, season two will have different characters and a different plot like True Detective. It’s pretty cool because it is nothing like the movie and Ethan and Joel Coen aka The Coen Brothers (who made the original Fargo) are producing this FX series so you know it’s amazing.

    • April 16, 2014 at 5:03 am

      Get out! I just woke up thinking about the show. I had to let go of Wm H. Macy, but then – whaaatt?! I’m glad I can still be surprised by tv. I didn’t know the Coen Bros. were behind it- now I’m completely sold.

  21. 44 anniebella
    April 15, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Most people with any dam sense is not surprised that Hank Aaron received racists letters and emails. Because he spoke the truth about these sick racists bastards. The Tea Party is the new KKK and the Republican party is fill with these racists people. What does that say about the Republican party?

  22. 45 Nerdy Wonka
    April 15, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Oh, great. Twitter has rolled out another one of their “upgrades.”

    Now there’s a little box that appears whenever you have any responses or activities in your notifications section.

    Whoever keeps coming up with these upgrades needs to be given an atomic wedgie.

    • April 15, 2014 at 11:24 pm

      That is only part of it…… half of my tweets don’t even show up in my own TL. I have to sign out of twitter, search my user name, find it, not open a full profile…… then I have to hope it is one of the last 3 tweets I posted (i.e.the only one’s shown while not logged in) click on the time stamp, bookmark it, and then sign back in if I want to post a tweet in comments…… drives me crazy!! Do you or anybody else have the same “ghost tweets” as well?

      • 48 Nerdy Wonka
        April 15, 2014 at 11:29 pm

        Whoa…that’s messed up. No, that isn’t happening to me. But I know it happened to some people on my TL a couple of months ago. Have you filed a complaint with Twitter? Hopefully, that might help.

        • April 15, 2014 at 11:34 pm

          Three weeks and still no reply!!! Ever since they changed the profile on the (ME) page…. was about a month ago for me….seems more recent for others….I started having that problem. For the past year, half my tweets don’t show up on TheObamaDiary Twitter sidebar, but I assumed that was a WordPress thing? Who knows…..

      • 50 amk for obama
        April 15, 2014 at 11:36 pm

        Me page now has
        Tweets and replies

        Took me a while to figure that out.

        • April 15, 2014 at 11:44 pm

          A prime example of one of my “ghost tweets” …..If you look at my ‘Tweets and Replies’ I have a Game of Thrones tweet I posted yesterday that I replied to someone about (It shows up)…..yet on my TL….nothing. GO FIGURE!

  23. 52 dotster3
    April 15, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Funny—–because it has a happy ending——toddler reported missing was found inside an arcade claw machine in a nearby bowling alley playing with the toys.


  24. April 15, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Ukrainians are teaching humanity much and it is fortunate for them and humanity that they have President Obama on their team ….

  25. 54 dotster3
    April 15, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Should be fun—-Colbert on Letterman tonight.

  26. April 15, 2014 at 11:04 pm

  27. 58 amk for obama
    April 15, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    • 59 dotster3
      April 15, 2014 at 11:29 pm

      Everyone shops online. A future with no stores, just big warehouses, a la Amazon?

      • 60 amk for obama
        April 15, 2014 at 11:39 pm

        That. And people ditch old malls for the newer swankier ones which in turn become not.so.cool within a decade or less. And the cycle goes on.

  28. 61 amk for obama
    April 15, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    LOL. So true.

  29. April 15, 2014 at 11:13 pm

  30. 63 amk for obama
    April 15, 2014 at 11:19 pm

  31. 64 amk for obama
    April 15, 2014 at 11:21 pm

  32. 65 amk for obama
    April 15, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    The ridiculousness that is cnn now.

    • 66 jacquelineoboomer
      April 15, 2014 at 11:52 pm

      The only thing I can figure out, if I go deep (deep!), is that CNN breaks into other non-breaking news and then calls the break-in breaking news. Or something. It’s just laughable.

  33. April 15, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    GN TOD…….. I leave you with this 🙂

  34. 68 amk for obama
    April 15, 2014 at 11:28 pm

  35. April 15, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Racism is our “paranoiac fantasy”

  36. April 15, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Simple fact ….

    … and standing on the front lines of DON’T TOUCH MY OBAMACARE will be US insurance company CEOs 🙂

    #TrustBarack … He’s EARNED IT ….

  37. 74 dotster3
    April 15, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    I may have mislead about Colbert on Letterman—-intro says guests are Lady GaGa and Martha Stewart——-unless Colbert is a surprise pop in appearance. Know I saw this reported earlier—–maybe twitter let me down——-I thought everything on twitter was for real. 🙂

    • 75 dotster3
      April 15, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      No one probably cares about all my Letterman announcements 🙂 but here’s one more. Colbert’s appearance must be NEXT Tuesday. Tonight’s Dave is a rerun—–figured that out as he was talking about the upcoming Masters tourney and that already happened. See how smart I am?

    • 76 jacquelineoboomer
      April 15, 2014 at 11:46 pm

      Me, too 🙂 but I’m recording it so I can watch it later – and hopefully Stephen will be on. That would be great!

  38. 77 purpleshoesla
    April 15, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    What ho TOD peeps and night owls. My Mum just sent me this and lifted my spirits on an otherwise somber day. This fantastic, fantabulous woman can salsa like nobody’s business, proving age IS a state of mind! I want to be like her when I grow up. :smile:.


  39. 80 jacquelineoboomer
    April 16, 2014 at 1:33 am

    So, replies to tweets now show up as pop-ups on Twitter? Am I the last to know? Ha!

    Goodnight, all – sweet dreams!

  40. 81 99ts
    April 16, 2014 at 1:37 am

    The world over – this one didn’t resign because he accepted a gift that he didn’t declare – but because he lied about it.

    “NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell says he will resign over the evidence he gave at the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) yesterday.”


    A state Premier is similar to a US state Governor – he runs the government of the state.

    • 83 Ladyhawke
      April 16, 2014 at 7:23 am

      Thanks Kathleen. This compilation of lies and distortions about the ACA should be required reading for everyone (especially the White House Press Corps).

  41. 84 Linda
    April 16, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Good Morning.

    I think Mitt filed his extension, not his final return. His return is hundred of pages. 2011 was 550 pages.

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