Photo of the Day

President Barack Obama greets White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit participants in the the East Garden Room of the White House, May 29, 2014. The President met with the group indoors when their South Lawn event was cancelled due to weather. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

123 Responses to “Photo of the Day”

  1. May 29, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    GE TOD! Congrats Vetivera…….Chips tried to slip in while the door was barely cracked 🙂

  2. May 29, 2014 at 9:15 pm


  3. May 29, 2014 at 9:15 pm

  4. May 29, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    She said she was broke by late last year, after her husband’s expensive funeral and a delay in receiving the benefits he accrued after more than four decades in Congress. She wrote to 10 congressmen for help, only two responded.

    “I told them I really needed that money. I was getting panicky. I told them, `I’m not okay.’ Bill had been in office for 43 years, it wasn’t like they didn’t know who I was. I called the speaker of the House four times. He never returned my calls. So I called Nancy Pelosi and told her, `I’m in trouble.’ By the end of the day, she had all the agencies calling me. She’s the only one that made that happen.”

  5. 18 amk for obama
    May 29, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    LOL. The boys just gave up.

  6. 38 amk for obama
    May 29, 2014 at 9:21 pm

  7. May 29, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Gag me! Just saw Ben Carson’s scary, fear-filled ad for Save Our Healthcare. God, forgive me but I hate these evil people

    • 40 carolyn
      May 29, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      Save our Healthcare? Actually that is just what Obamacare is doing. If this hadn’t been passed and put into force, out healthcare system would be so broken we would not recognize it. It was becoming unsustainable.

      • 41 carolyn
        May 29, 2014 at 9:32 pm

        AS a doctor, shouldn’t he WANT people to have better access to healthcare and be able to afford it? I think he is violating the first line of the Hippocratic oath by his wild, irresponsible statements.

        • 42 amk for obama
          May 29, 2014 at 9:39 pm

          wrong spelling. replace i with y.

          • 43 carolyn
            May 29, 2014 at 9:47 pm

            amk…..I don’t know where you want to replace a Y with an I in the above post. Hippocratic is spelled correctly….I double checked. And nowhere else is there a misplaced I. Sorry…..but, spelling is one of my specialties…….and Webster says I’m right. If that’s not the word you think is wrong…..what is it?

    • 46 anniebella
      May 29, 2014 at 9:47 pm

      I saw that Ben Carson ad too.

      • 47 HZ
        May 30, 2014 at 12:29 am

        Anniebella, Tnmtngirl, and Carolyn , I also saw that ad today; and I wanted to throw the remote at this evil person. These people are truly vessels of so much hate against this president that they are incapable of even being close to the what the Christian teachings are IMHO. This is not Matt. 25.

        I must confess that it is getting very hard to bear this hatefulness that is being thrown at our FLOTUS and POTUS. I need to have a call from my brother to comfort me in a big way.

        I love how the beautiful children are just surrounding their president with so much love. The angels know when to set the stage for PBO and First Lady; just send in the beautiful children bringing hugs and lots of loving screaming joyful sounds. This made me tear up.

        One more thing: I find it so appalling that Congress can sit and enjoy delicious, colorful fruits and vegetables, beautiful cooked foods in great eateries, but our children do not deserve to have the same. It is like Not wanting to fund the music teachers, art teachers and performing arts in our schools,; but these congress people love to go to the plays, musicals, ballet performances, and hear great orchestras all the time, but not good enough for our children. Not fair. It is shameful how these greedy, evil men and women have this power to hurt so many people.

        But thanks to our TOD family and so many more people in our nation have, is, and will continue to work with POB and First Lady to give all children a fair and great opportunity to explore their God given gifts. It is worth the pain for me because of this.

        Thanks Chips, Nerdy, and All of the great contributors here at TOD. You all give me so much hope, love, and inspiration to keep me going through this time of the greatest president in my lifetime. He will go down in history as the best president we have ever had. It will be.

        Let us never forget, while we are in our quiet time to say a prayer, a word of encouragement, a moment of goodness to meditate on, a word, and a lit candle, or send a letter (thanks Bobfr) to our POTUS and FLOTUS. Pray for his cabinet also. Pray for AG Holder and Sharon, Sec. Jeh Johnson, Sec. of Homeland Security(they were trying to give him a hard time on the Hill today in the hearing); and pray for Sec. Kerry’s strength and calmness. We know how our collective thoughts, prayers, actions of love and hard work for 2014 will bring all things for goodness. We have each other here, and we will make it through this journey. The VA situation, POB will take care of it just and fairly in all ways.

        {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ I love our Chips, and I love each of my TOD family members. You all are so special to me. TY.}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}HZ

    • 48 Obama Grandmama
      May 29, 2014 at 11:25 pm

      Before Ben Carson was a GOP pick and I heard what he believes and says I watched a Netflix movie about Carson that impressed me. Wonder if the movie was about gaining credibility for running for office? He just seems like another Ted Cruz to me now.

  8. 49 amk for obama
    May 29, 2014 at 9:36 pm

  9. 50 desertflower
    May 29, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    What a flipping ignorant dumbshit this guy is!!


    Samuel Wurzelbacher — better known as Joe the Plumber — likes guns. And he wants everyone to know why.

    “Guns are mostly for hunting down politicians who would actively seek to take your freedoms and liberty away from you,” Wurzelbacher wrote on Thursday in a blog post on his website. “Google ‘Hitler, Mao, Kim Jung Il, Castro, Stalin’ just for starters.”

    The post was a kind of follow-up to the “open letter” Wurzelbacher published Tuesday addressing the parents of the victims of last week’s mass shooting near the University of California, Santa Barbara. Following the shooting, Richard Martinez, whose son Chris was among the victims, blamed “craven, irresponsible politicians” and the National Rifle Association for his son’s death. Wurzelbacher responded by writing that “[a]s harsh as this sounds – your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights.”

    Yet ANOTHER asshole that McCain found under a rock.

  10. 53 amk for obama
    May 29, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Egypt election: Sisi secures landslide win


  11. 54 dotster3
    May 29, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    What??? Christie gave 27 staff members a $35,000 raise in the last 2 months. Hush money? or what?

  12. May 29, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    So cool 😎

    ….You did it, Internet readers. In just half a day, LeVar Burton’s Reading Rainbow campaign to raise $1 million on crowdfunding website Kickstarter has reached its seven-figure goal. The money from nearly 23,000 donors will be used to bring Burton’s cult TV classic to a new generation of readers by building a web version for families at home, creating a classroom version for teachers and providing free access to it for schools in need…..

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  13. 63 yardarm756
    May 29, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    >> Absolutely hilarious, the Aussies know comedy!
    >> Ever wonder what could be worse than a colonoscopy?
    >> Now you will know.
    >> http://www.youtube.com/embed/gSw4CLV14sQ?rel=0

  14. 66 jacquelineoboomer
    May 29, 2014 at 9:49 pm

  15. 67 anniebella
    May 29, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Nice picture of POTUS with the kids.

  16. 68 amk for obama
    May 29, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    LOL. so true.

    • May 29, 2014 at 9:58 pm

      🙂 That is sooooo timely, I told my computer to “SHUT UP!!!!!” several times today when it admonished me for dong just that. And it has never not worked after doing it, so hush!

  17. 70 japa21
    May 29, 2014 at 9:58 pm

  18. 72 amk for obama
    May 29, 2014 at 9:58 pm

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  20. 76 MightyPamela
    May 29, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    http://www.spacex.com Live webcast now

  21. 77 japa21
    May 29, 2014 at 10:01 pm

  22. May 29, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    • 79 99ts
      May 29, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      bless you Ms Chips We can call him Karl Greenwald or Glenn Rove

      • May 29, 2014 at 11:03 pm

        🙂 I smile at that every time 99ts, comedy gold!

        • 81 99ts
          May 29, 2014 at 11:12 pm

          I still have no clue as to where “they” got the stupid idea that Romney could win – deluded and dumb. The pundits were truly amazed that PBO had mass support – despite the best effort of every one of them to bring him down.

          I think the best chance for the dems in November is PBO asking for a congress that will support his administration. Those senators who do not support the President are also in fantasy land if they think they will survive without his help.

    • 82 nathkatun7
      May 30, 2014 at 1:10 am

      Best tweet ever! Thanks Chips for exposing GG’s pompous ass.

  23. 83 Ladyhawke
    May 29, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Democrat Turns The Tables and Blasts House Republican for Voting Against VA Funding


  24. May 29, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Mmmmm… sub sandwich from a local deli for dinner. A *real* sub, not that crap Subway tries to pass off.

  25. 90 amk for obama
    May 29, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    • 91 HZ
      May 30, 2014 at 1:29 am

      Amk, I appreciate you so much. You are a brilliant mind, and also one who gives me great joy when you and Chips are talking sports. You make me laugh with my heart just full of so much goodness that laughter can give me, in many ways, medicine will cannot do. TY.

  26. 92 amk for obama
    May 29, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    friggin’ indians with their spells.

  27. 93 amk for obama
    May 29, 2014 at 10:33 pm

  28. 94 amk for obama
    May 29, 2014 at 10:37 pm

  29. May 29, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Indian’s are taking over the U.S. ………….. prepare for total annialatation

    • May 29, 2014 at 10:49 pm

      Does anybody know the code to wipe out all programs/data on your computer?……. I thought I got rid of all the extensions I foolishly added, but some freaking app is *auto-correcting* everything (spelling/grammar) typed without giving me a chance to fix it on WP comments & other message boards before posting. I used to know the sequence (hold F8 or F11 prior to turning on your computer) but that doesn’t work anymore!

    • May 30, 2014 at 10:02 am

      Wait, wait… I thought the Chinese were taking over. Somebody confirm please, so I know which Rosetta Stone package to buy? 😀

  30. May 29, 2014 at 10:39 pm

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  32. May 29, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Folk, Snowden knew all too well that if he had gone to the proper authorities in the NSA to express his concerns about abuse he would have come under intense scrutiny, not because the IG would have been endeavoring to suppress his concerns but because of standard operating procedures.

    Had he truly been a ‘whistleblower’ the documents he would have protected diligently would have been the ‘paper trail’ of his interactions with NSA IG and other NSA officials, Members of Congress, his legal counsel, etc. That no such records exist is firm evidence that he was on a mission.

    #TrustBarack …. to fry this TRAITOR, slowly …..

    • 106 japa21
      May 29, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      Additionally, since most of the documents he has dumped were items he had no authority to access and got co-workers’ passwords to do so, he would have been stopped in his tracks. So yes, that is exactly why his mission would have been compromised.

      • May 29, 2014 at 10:56 pm

        Absolutely, John. He was committing willful criminal acts and knew it. The first thing the IG would have asked is ‘How did you know xxx?’ and #TraitorSnowden would have been cuffed on the spot.

        If he were a legitimate whistleblower he would have been going to the IG ONLY about information that concerned him that he not only had the clearances to access but had a need to know.

        What folk who have not operated in the intelligence community (I have, btw) don’t realize is that a ‘security clearance,’ irrespective of the level (and there are ‘levels’ well beyond ‘Top Secret’) do NOT mean you can see everything. You are allowed to access only those materials directly relevant to your assignment(s), i.e., that you have ‘a need to know.’

        I can only imagine the investigation that the DoJ, NSA and others have been quietly pursuing and I would not want to be Snowden, Greenwald, Poitras, Gellman, or anyone else remotely connected to them. When the hammer hits ……

        • 108 HZ
          May 30, 2014 at 1:25 am

          Bobfr, you are so insightful. Your last sentence ….. watch… watch… Trust them. Trust them. HZ

          Thank you so much for all of the great letters, comments, tweets, informational links, and so much history. You are a beautiful and intellectual fountain of much knowledge. It is an honor to be in this beautiful space listening to you. Thank you, Bobfr!!!!!!! HZ

  33. May 29, 2014 at 10:50 pm

  34. 111 japa21
    May 29, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    So a person responded to my tweet about Shinseki saying that he should go because he is paid to know what the f–k is going on. At first blush, there is some logic to it, specially if the people doing the things are close to him ala Chris Christie.

    However, on second blush, the logic leaves something to be desired. This was my response:

    BTW Bob, apparently this is one of your followers.

    I’ll let you know what happens.

  35. 117 desertflower
    May 29, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    POTUS WIN:) http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/white-house-us-troubled-ukraine-violence-23915901

    AP Sources: Russian Troops Leaving Ukraine Border

    Been busy all day. Is this old news or not? It’s new to me!!

    • May 29, 2014 at 11:04 pm

      It is the first confirmation from reliable sources i.e., ‘the White House’ that Tzar Vlad is withdrawing troops.

      Russian border guards also blocked Ukrainian terrorists/separatists from entering Russia from Ukraine.

      However, Tzar Putin has a bunch of Chechens and other mercenaries in Donetsk and elsewhere in Donbas & Luhansk. From reports I’ve been monitoring, I think those dudes are going to experience a really rough time in the next few days. We’ll see. It is important to follow reports from ….

  36. 119 jacquelineoboomer
    May 29, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    CNN tries a new docuseries about The Sixties. You just can’t describe the ’60s!

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