President Obama at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center

11:45 EDT: President Obama Speaks at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, McLean, Virginia

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128 Responses to “President Obama at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center”

  1. 1 amk for obama
    July 15, 2014 at 11:46 am


  2. 21 amk for obama
    July 15, 2014 at 11:50 am

    • 22 desertflower
      July 15, 2014 at 11:51 am

      Where did I see that these refugee children are better vaccinated than the kids in Texas?… SMH

    • 24 Linda
      July 15, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      Phil Gingrey , MD said that Todd Akin was correct about ” legitimate rape ” and how the body protects itself from pregnancy.

  3. July 15, 2014 at 11:50 am

    From the bottom of the previous thread ….


    Yes WE MUST

  4. July 15, 2014 at 11:51 am

    I just got word that a little kitten I found last week already has a forever home! She was very sweet so I’m really happy she will be well cared for and loved. Hope everyone here is having a great day!

  5. July 15, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Ms. Chips,
    What happened? You are always first!
    I am still laughing at the dog pose on another post.

  6. July 15, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Shh this is supposed to be a big secret. Then, when GOP doesn’t fund highway bill, we can blame obama.
    That’s the plan anyways.

  7. July 15, 2014 at 11:57 am

  8. 46 desertflower
    July 15, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Guns in the home are dangerous for people that live there….


  9. July 15, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Just as I expected, no cspan or media coverage.
    This is scary guys.
    The President thought he would be able to talk about this to the media and by proxy the people, instead the red light on top of camera is dark?

  10. 54 desertflower
    July 15, 2014 at 12:06 pm


    READ. This is it in a nutshell….don’t DARE tell them THEY don’t belong here:)

  11. July 15, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Smear smear smear! Nothing about the GOP. Just smear the president so he can’t fundraise.

    • 58 japa21
      July 15, 2014 at 12:20 pm

      On one level, based upon historical data, the analysis is correct. However, there is one thing that is totally missing: the impact of just how horrible the GOP is right now.

      There has never been a minority party that has been this obstructionistic, as crazy, as outright lunatic as the current GOP is. The approval for the GOP is at record lows.

      He is making the mistake called equating commonality with causality. It is the assumption that the only thing that impacted the elections were Presidential approval ratings. No doubt, they play a role, but they are not the only thing.

    • 60 Layla
      July 15, 2014 at 12:20 pm

      just a thought…maybe we should stop reading their false/stupid articles…..We already know what they are going to say…

    • 64 EricFive
      July 15, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      The MSM is doing its GOP “wish projection” again. Remember in 2012 they told us that PBO lost support of Black voters, the GOP closed the gender gap, 2012 would be more like 2010 than 2008? All turned out to be bullshit. As I posited a few weeks ago, the MSM/GOP strategy appears to be totally based on a propaganda/media war against PBO in hopes of demoralizing Dems and protecting the GOP from scrutiny. This strategy was perfectly encapsulated in the “PBO must go to the border” nonsense spewed by propagandists (left, right and center) distracting attentions from GOP refusal to fund a solution to the problem. Sadly some fell for the “shiny object”, but many people saw through the charade. The Senate looks like it will remain in Dem control and I have real doubts about the expert’s proclamations that we have no chance of retaking the House. The Dems have a winning message and the GOP/MSM know it(that explains the virtual media blackout of PBO’s speech today). Although the media refuses to say it, the GOP do nothing “strategy” is very risky because it will turn off Independent voters and enrage Dems. It is already happening. The fact that the media refuses to admit this reality should be reason for one to take anything they say with a HUGE grain of salt. Truth and unbiased coverage will become increasingly rare as election day approaches.

    • July 15, 2014 at 12:41 pm

  12. 71 amk for obama
    July 15, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    • 73 desertflower
      July 15, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      He also said that the WORLD COMMUNITY needs to make these countries safe for the people. AGREED

      In a letter Monday to a Vatican conference in Mexico City on human migration and development, the pontiff said that immigration has become a hallmark of modern society. โ€œMany people forced to emigrate suffer, and often, die tragically,โ€ Francis said, according to a Vatican Radio translation. โ€œMany of their rights are violated. They are obliged to separate from their families and, unfortunately, continue to be the subject of racist and xenophobic attitudes.โ€ The pope drew special attention to the crisis on the U.S. border. He said that not only must the children be welcomed but the world must also promote development in their home countries.

  13. 74 amk for obama
    July 15, 2014 at 12:16 pm

  14. 76 amk for obama
    July 15, 2014 at 12:17 pm


  15. 80 amk for obama
    July 15, 2014 at 12:18 pm

  16. 82 Nerdy Wonka
    July 15, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    For those who missed it.

  17. 83 Nerdy Wonka
    July 15, 2014 at 12:27 pm

  18. 87 hopefruit2
    July 15, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Jovie here’s my point…see anything about HRC? Nope. It’s all about diminishing PBO for the midterms, because he is in fact the biggest threat to the GOP and the GOP-loving media.

    • July 15, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      It’s just incredible that a Washington Post writer would use any ‘research’ done by a GOP lobbyist and donor – even if it’s based on facts, it’s inevitably going to be skewed to suit his politics. Unfrigginbelievable.

      • 89 hopefruit2
        July 15, 2014 at 1:01 pm

        He’s banking on people not knowing the source of his propaganda. But that won’t work. People are more aware than the media thinks.

  19. July 15, 2014 at 12:34 pm

  20. 94 amk for obama
    July 15, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    FURST till morn.

    gunnite folks.

  21. July 15, 2014 at 12:45 pm

  22. July 15, 2014 at 12:45 pm

  23. 99 donna dem 4 obama
    July 15, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Good Afternoon TOD!

    Rock the Votes leader breaks down a plan to register 1.5Million voters this year. Yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. 100 donna dem 4 obama
    July 15, 2014 at 1:02 pm

  25. 101 donna dem 4 obama
    July 15, 2014 at 1:03 pm

  26. July 15, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Morning all.

    Along Sheriff Fruitfly’s tweet:

  27. 104 donna dem 4 obama
    July 15, 2014 at 1:04 pm

  28. 105 donna dem 4 obama
    July 15, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    • 106 Vicki
      July 15, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      We will Keep the Senate.
      We will Expand our number in the House.
      We will Replace at least 5 Republican Governors with Democratic Governors.
      LandslideDems2014. Either way GOP/MSM=Toast

      (My commentary decidedly not based on GOP Poop.)

  29. 107 Linda
    July 15, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Republicans Sneak Amendment Into Bill That Forces The Pentagon To Deny Climate Change

    The new amendment prohibits both the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Army Corps of Engineers from acknowledging or spending even one penny โ€œto design, implement, administer or carry out specified assessments regarding climate change.โ€

    According to McKinley, โ€œCongress should not be spending money pursuing an ideologically driven experiment. Spending precious resources to pursue a dubious climate change agenda compromises our clean-energy research and Americaโ€™s infrastructure,โ€ McKinley is a typical Republican liar because the same spending bill forbidding the Energy Department and Army Corp of Engineers from spending to design, implement, administer, or carry out anything to do with climate change also slashed $100 million from the DOEโ€™s budget for renewable and clean energy programs while increasing federal funding for coal and other fossil fuels.


  30. July 15, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Hmmm… the leftist The Nation siding with Israel?

    Again, I don’t read The Nation any longer, so no idea if this is accurate.

  31. 112 hopefruit2
    July 15, 2014 at 1:21 pm

  32. 113 Nena20409
    July 15, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Hello TODers.

    Great posts by awesome bts. Thanks.

    Congrats to all the Au โญ winners, staring with this post and 5 posts back.

  33. 114 Nena20409
    July 15, 2014 at 1:32 pm

  34. 116 Nena20409
    July 15, 2014 at 1:33 pm

  35. 117 Nena20409
    July 15, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Stephen Colbert is one smart guy……brilliantly done.

  36. 118 Nena20409
    July 15, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Detained at the airport not at the border crossing…..Did he ask for it? Not really. Should he have known? Well, he has been flying for years using his Philippine issued passport. Mr Choi? Not really.

  37. 119 Nena20409
    July 15, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Now, here’s how it is done……WYG Howard Stern mocking The Today show on their ratings…..I feel like ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜† my asre off ๐Ÿ˜‰ . And I did ๐Ÿ˜† once more.

  38. July 15, 2014 at 1:43 pm

  39. 121 Nena20409
    July 15, 2014 at 1:45 pm


  40. 122 Nena20409
    July 15, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Moscow should worry more about Russia and stop their meddling in Ukraine.

  41. 124 Nena20409
    July 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

  42. 126 desertflower
    July 15, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Really? Even the GOP women are more than a little clueless. I am not surprised in the least.


  43. 127 Nena20409
    July 15, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Pardon me….just wanted to post the WC German Squad return and celebration.

  44. 128 vcprezofan2
    July 15, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I’m tucking this touching tale at the end so animal lovers can choose, or not, to read it.

    ‘Dukey, a three-legged black Labrador retriever from Houston “traveled over the rainbow bridge” last week. As his owner, Jordan Roberts, prepared to say goodbye to her beloved pet, she asked her friend, photographer Robyn Arouty, to take on a special project โ€“ documenting Dukey’s final day on Earth before being put to sleep. Arouty, an animal lover, agreed and snapped pictures of Duke eating hamburgers, running happily at a water playground, and spending time with Roberts and family friends including Dukey’s groomer. The story has gone viral, touching hearts all over the world.

    “Most people are so overcome with sadness when their pets get sick, so they don’t think about celebration, not to mention photographing it,” Arouty tells Yahoo Shine about Roberts’s decision to document her pal’s last day. Dukey, who was around 8, was suffering from a returning bout of cancer. He lost his leg the first time he battled the disease about a year ago, and a vet had determined that the tumor was too big to remove. So Roberts prepared to say goodbye to the dog she adopted in 2011.


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