President Obama Speaks at the Teacher of Year Award Ceremony

2:25 EDT: President Obama Speaks at the Teacher of Year Award Ceremony

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87 Responses to “President Obama Speaks at the Teacher of Year Award Ceremony”

  1. 1 Judith Fardig
    May 1, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I think President Obama is the teacher of the year!

  2. 10 Judith Fardig
    May 1, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    VC, are you here?

    • 11 GGail
      May 1, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      Judith, vc’s at work 🙂

      • 12 Judith Fardig
        May 1, 2014 at 5:03 pm

        Thanks, GGail. I never expect to be first in the morning or afternoon!

        • 13 GGail
          May 1, 2014 at 5:12 pm

          Ha, vc has you looking over your shoulder for her to be running to be first. Well you enjoy your position at top Judith!

    • 14 vcprezofan2
      May 1, 2014 at 7:06 pm

      I’m here now, Judith. 🙂 🙂 (Work has started to infringe more frequently on my every day TOD life – not for much longer I hope.) Congrats on beating everyone to the gate. 😀

  3. 15 hopefruit2
    May 1, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    And this is an example of how the pollsters/MSM can subtly influence respondents to give dishonest responses that contradict their true positions. By asking questions with the lead “Obama’s handling of…” the pollsters know perfectly well they’re going to get negative responses from their carefully selected samples of largely white, southern, conservative leaning Democrats and GOP and “Independents.” These carefully selected polling samples do NOT represent the general public.

    • May 1, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      I can’t believe the MSM bean-counters allow reporting on polls on a continual basis.

      They’re meaningless when there is no campaigning going on, especially “Obama’s approval tanks…”

      Chris Matthews aired a graphic awhile ago that showed how Americans support what GOP obstruct (from memory, ACA, immigration reform, gun safety and minimum wage).

      I know that reporters don’t create headlines for the stories they report on; someone at the NYTImes must have realized that yesterday’s headline: “Republican-Led Filibuster Blocks Minimum Wage Bill in Senate”

      and corrected it to: “Democrats Assail G.O.P. After Filibuster of Proposal to Raise Minimum Wage” once again proving that the NYT is part of the MSM/Kock beltway CW.

    • 17 Obama Grandmama
      May 2, 2014 at 12:13 am

      This reminds me of the polling of ACA that showed people not favoring Obamacare, but favoring the separate parts of ACA.

  4. 18 hopefruit2
    May 1, 2014 at 2:23 pm

  5. 25 hopefruit2
    May 1, 2014 at 2:23 pm

  6. 26 hopefruit2
    May 1, 2014 at 2:24 pm

  7. May 1, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Ukrainian Ballerinas Turn Swan Lake into Subversive Anti-Putin Performance

    “Ballerinas in the Ukrainian city of Odessa have performed a dance from the Swan Lake ballet for Russian President Vladimir Putin — but the gesture was far from salutary.

    The dance, performed to music by composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky outside Odessa’s military history museum, was a nod to a Soviet-era tradition, the performance’s organizer said, noting that state-run television traditionally aired classical music during periods of great change in the Soviet Union.

    “For millions of Soviet people, televised performance of the world-renowned ballet ‘Swan Lake’ always signaled a change in the country’s leadership — either the death of the Secretary-General, or his ouster as a result of a coup,” regional lawmaker Oleksiy Honcharenko said when introducing the performance in front of Ukrainian television cameras.

    “Because Vladimir Putin has made a fatal mistake by unleashing aggression against Ukraine, today Odessa, as a cultural capital, performs for him this portentous composition,” he said in footage that aired on Ukrainian television and was posted online Wednesday.”


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  11. 40 Nena20409
    May 1, 2014 at 2:54 pm

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  12. 42 japa21
    May 1, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Getting a brief break at work and reading through the R&S. I just want to say this. Although I do read and listen to other reports about the situation in Ukraine, this is the place I most depend on. And a very, very special shout out to Bobfr who must spend most of his time going to sources most of us don’t even know about to keep us up to date.

    Jeez, I almost think he must work in the State Department or somewhere else in the government to bring us the latest. Oustanding work and outsanding info.

  13. 55 Nena20409
    May 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Jay “Clark Kent” Carney’s WH presser on May 1st, 2014


  14. 56 sherijr
    May 1, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    well dang I missed most of that.. my son’s 8th grade science teacher was in the running for MD teacher of the year- he’s a wonderful young man, sorry he didn’t win, but the winning teacher also seems pretty great.

  15. May 1, 2014 at 3:06 pm

  16. 58 GGail
    May 1, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    NW, I totally missed commenting on the R&S, but I have to tell you how AWESOME it is. I truly enjoyed viewing it – especially your choice of pics and Pete’s photo’s and comments.

  17. May 1, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    I’m tempted to make The Paddle of Rebuke my new Twitter avi. Thoughts?

  18. May 1, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Moscow Will Face a Partisan War if It Moves Deeper into Ukraine, Shukhevich Says

    “Staunton, May 1 – Ukrainians have “enormous experience” with partisan war and will draw on it if Kyiv surrenders any more Ukrainian territory to Russia or if Moscow seizes any on its own, according to Yury Shukhevych, the leader of the Ukrainian National Assembly-Ukrainian National Self Defense (UNO-UNSO) organization.

    Shukhevych and the UNO-UNSO are often dismissed as marginal figures, but his argument here may be important because the prospect of facing such resistance is probably among most important factors keeping Moscow from moving to annex larger parts of Ukraine.

    As many countries have learned, it is one thing to seize territory; it is quite another thing to pacify it, especially if a significant portion of the population is antagonistic and prepared to engage in partisan war. The number of troops, the amount of money, and the time required for the second are all far greater than for the first.”

    More at the link: http://windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2014/05/window-on-eurasia-moscow-will-face.html


  19. May 1, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Important …

    Reason why …

  20. 65 Nerdy Wonka
    May 1, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    • 66 jacquelineoboomer
      May 1, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      More good ACA news!

    • 67 No Child Left Behind
      May 1, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      Good Afternoon NW,

      I can just imagine more GOP losing the residue of sanity they had. Fortunately, ACA covers obsession, mental illnesses, erratic behavior. But only if they subject visits a doctor. Oh boy!

  21. 68 jacquelineoboomer
    May 1, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Just getting here … no idea why, but Jake Tapper is airing his show while in “Crawford, TX.” Don’t plan to stay around to find out why, but I’m guessing he misses the old days. Yuck.

    • 69 Linda
      May 1, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      He is doing his bike ride with our wounded ( that he is 100 % responsible for )…..it makes me sick.

      • 70 jacquelineoboomer
        May 1, 2014 at 4:50 pm

        Oh my god. Poor taste, incomprehensible. Probably will make it the subject of his next painting or paid speech.

        I’m wondering if it is in any way possible that he’s being eaten alive – inside out – by his murderous decisions. I doubt it, but that would be better than his incomprehensible callousness doing something like this.

      • 71 jacquelineoboomer
        May 1, 2014 at 5:19 pm

  22. 72 Ladyhawke
    May 1, 2014 at 4:51 pm


    Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf spent about 25 minutes at today’s State Department briefing answering questions from reporters on (wait for it) BENGHAZI. If you have the time, I highly recommend it. Marie is terrific. She provided detailed facts and history on Benghazi and in so doing made the entire issue of the latest bombshell email and phony conspiracy theories look ridiculous.

    MAY 1, 2014

    State Department Daily Briefing


    Marie Harf briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international issues.



  23. May 1, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Chilling detail:

  24. 76 donna dem 4 obama
    May 1, 2014 at 5:13 pm
  25. May 1, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    What a horror show.

  26. 79 donna dem 4 obama
    May 1, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Opening Ceremony of the Let’s Move! Olympics

    • 80 jacquelineoboomer
      May 1, 2014 at 5:39 pm

      How adorable. And important!

    • 81 vcprezofan2
      May 1, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      This current WH is so full of ideas, honestly! Granted it’s the first WH I’ve ever paid any attention to, but I’m sure if anything half as exciting had been happening previously I would have caught a whiff, if only in passing.

  27. 82 jacquelineoboomer
    May 1, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    • 83 99ts
      May 1, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      Like Russia – looking to start the bloodshed and blame the “others”

      • 84 jacquelineoboomer
        May 1, 2014 at 11:19 pm

        Lots of similarities, for sure! Except one’s a government and one hates our government, unless it works for them, and then everything’s peachy.

  28. May 1, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Hello everyone! Happy May Day! I still remember my guy bringing me flowers my senior year in HS. 😎 🙂 He’s turned out to be a good hubby.

  29. May 1, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    I now I’ve missed some birthdays. Happy Belated Birthday JackieG and Yardarm and anyone else I might have missed. 🙂

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