‘It’s A Good Day’

@WhiteHouse: “It’s a good day.” — President Obama to Bob and Jani Bergdahl on the recovery of their son, Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl

90 Responses to “‘It’s A Good Day’”

  1. May 31, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    It is when you have your son come home at last!

  2. May 31, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    From bottom of last thread:

    More than 500 Guantanamo detainees were released or transferred under Bush


    For weeks, Republicans have questioned the wisdom of closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Barack Obama plans to transfer the approximately 230 remaining detainees to other countries or to prisons in the United States. Responding to the Republicans, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters on June 16, 2009, that it’s important to consider Obama’s plans in context with the overall number of releases in the past seven years.

    “Some 500 detainees were released from Guantanamo during the Bush administration,” Hoyer said. We wondered if he was correct.

    Indeed, government documents indicate more than 500 detainees were released or transferred from Guantanamo while George W. Bush was president. A White House executive order issued on the second day of Obama’s presidency said, ” The federal government has moved more than 500 such detainees from Guantánamo, either by returning them to their home country or by releasing or transferring them to a third country. “That’s backed up by a fact sheet from the military task force that runs the detention camp, which says 520 detainees had been released or transferred by March 2009……

    • 5 mtmarilyn
      May 31, 2014 at 10:07 pm

      I tweeted both of the articles you posted. Also sent them to Andrea Mitchell.

      • May 31, 2014 at 10:30 pm

        Thanks MTM! At a bar watching the Spurs/Thunder game. I’m not used to surfing the web/twitter/TOD from smartphones…I may have put down a few too many brews already….

  3. May 31, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Again, ahem:

  4. May 31, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    It’s been a very good day, Andrea Mitchell, et Al, not with-standing.

  5. May 31, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Love this photo SO much.

  6. May 31, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Also Andrea Mitchell……where were you on this? 1,000 prisoners to Hamas for 1 Israeli solider:

    Israel and Hamas Agree to Swap Prisoners for Soldier: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/12/world/middleeast/possible-deal-near-to-free-captive-israeli-soldier.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    JERUSALEM — Israel and Hamas announced an agreement on Tuesday to exchange more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for an Israeli soldier held captive in Gaza for five years, a deal brokered by Egypt that seemed likely to shake up Middle East politics at a time when the region is immersed in turmoil. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel told his nation in a live address on television that the soldier, Staff Sgt. Gilad Shalit, who was captured in June 2006 at the age of 19, could be home “within days,” ending what has been widely seen in Israel as a national trauma.

  7. May 31, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    The Chips, the Chips, the Chips is on fire!

  8. May 31, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    H/T to LP

  9. May 31, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    OH, YEAH!!

  10. 44 amk for obama
    May 31, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    • 45 99ts
      May 31, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      AlinaJo ‏@ItsAlinaJo 8m

      @mitchellreports PBO should have traded him for your f…ing husband!!!
      My sensibilities had to do a minor edit

  11. May 31, 2014 at 9:38 pm


  12. 47 hopefruit2
    May 31, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Oh SNAP!!! ROTFLMAO!! 🙂

  13. 49 amk for obama
    May 31, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    wow, so many threads. whatdidjado, steal and eat danny’s stix?

  14. May 31, 2014 at 9:48 pm

  15. May 31, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I soooooo need to go to the loo, but Danny’s asleep on top of me. Just thought I’d share that. Move on.

  16. 60 amk for obama
    May 31, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    danny still eating my replies. FEED HIM, bt.

  17. May 31, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Fun fact: Tycho Brahe kept an elk who got drunk, fell down the stairs, and died.

  18. May 31, 2014 at 9:58 pm

  19. 78 amk for obama
    May 31, 2014 at 10:00 pm

  20. 80 mtmarilyn
    May 31, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    I just comment at the bottom of the last post and Chips has a new one. Sure can’t keep up with Chips or this President. They are both awesome.

    Wow, just wow. I have been gone all day, come home to this. What wonderful news!!!!! We have the most caring President ever. He really looks at the big picture while everyone else only looks at what they want to see.

    Now I can go and read all the posts of today.

    • 81 arapaho415
      May 31, 2014 at 10:08 pm

      I’m in the same boat, MTM.

      Every time I think I can catch up, something significant seems to happen.

      Love how PBO is tying up all the loose ends that GWB/Cheney walked away from.

      And this will be a whirlwind, historic week.

      Thank God for PBO’s wisdom, strength and stamina.

  21. 83 jacquelineoboomer
    May 31, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Didn’t want to give her the satisfaction, but finally had to respond. Probably the most attention she’s gotten in years.

    • 84 Nena20409
      May 31, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      Barbs and Andrea had Alan Greenspan in common. Barbs ditched him and Andrea got him and dated him for about 10 yrs before they finally married.

      Yes. AMitchell should retire. She stumbles, fumbles, and all she does is fake it and Comcast and NBC pay her Millions.

  22. 86 GGAIL
    May 31, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    That man….President Obama is one bad motha – shut yo mouth!

    So happy for Sgt Bergdahl and his parents.

  23. 87 amk for obama
    May 31, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Ok, found out it’s the ffff. Sorry danny. #commenteating.

    • 88 dannystix
      May 31, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      iz allwayz akusd in rong jus mi lif soc gos misin itz me!! tnx 4 ur sory akm woz reel mad coz didunt eet ur comints

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