106 Responses to “President Obama’s UN General Assembly Address”

  1. September 24, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Wow! How is that for a first place?

    Good Afternoon TODville.

  2. 9 MightyPamela
    September 24, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    I ❤ PBO & TOD. Back after work

  3. September 24, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    BBC Breaking News ‏@BBCBreaking · 6m
    French president condemns “cruel and cowardly” murder of tourist Herve Gourdel by Algerian militants http://bbc.in/1wLzWrm

  4. 11 amk for obama
    September 24, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Has vc learned the open secret that you can post pics here directly here yet? If not, don’t tell her.

  5. 21 amk for obama
    September 24, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    10 important things Obama said at the United Nations.


    This is from amk land.

  6. September 24, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Good afternoon TOD!
    Every time I hear this man speak my heart bursts with pride for all the people that stood in long lines, walked miles in all kinds of weather, traveled to Washington, D.C. on crowed buses, trains, cars, come here daily to this blog to “chose hope over fear” by voting for him twice.
    Thank you one and all. My life has purpose and meaning. I wake up anticipating a new day and what it might bring instead of dread and pull the covers back over my head, I take brisk walks, smile and say good morning to strangers i may never see again in life.
    I feel what we human beings were created for and that is LOVE.
    Than you, Mr. President for standing up for strong for all human beings.
    Those of us who still choose good over evil appreciate your good will and hope for this world, its environment.
    For all the people who still and always will believe in HOPE we applaud you for speaking up for those who will not, who refuse to and those who know that is all we have everyday we wake up. We are grateful for your caring and peaceful heart.
    May God bless you and your family always .

  7. September 24, 2014 at 1:23 pm

  8. 32 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks for Posting the UN speech, Chips.
    NCLB has the Gold Medal 😉

  9. 34 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 1:37 pm

  10. 35 57andfemale
    September 24, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I really want Bill Clinton to STFU:

    “While Democrats in Congress have been trying to make a campaign issue about corporate tax inversions, and the administration has begun to take action, former President Bill Clinton is defending them:

    “Like it or not, this inversion, this is their money,” Mr. Clinton said in an interview during the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.
    When asked whether inversions — the practice of American companies acquiring a small overseas rival and reincorporating abroad to lower their tax bills — are unpatriotic, as many critics say, Mr. Clinton said that publicly traded companies, in particular, “feel duty bound to pay the lowest taxes they can pay.”


    • 36 amk for obama
      September 24, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      Go Hillary…. What ?

      • 37 57andfemale
        September 24, 2014 at 1:44 pm

        amk, I’d just read a post earlier today about Hillary talking about equality in the work force, taxation to make better a wide variety of concerns. And then Bill does what Bill does best: take action before thinking of the consequences.

        • 38 amk for obama
          September 24, 2014 at 1:46 pm

          well, it’s a two-fer package. Unless, hillz sez FU to bill and divorces him.

          • 39 57andfemale
            September 24, 2014 at 1:58 pm

            hey, he quipped on the tee vee the other day that he’s running for President, but you’ll technically have to vote for his wife.


            • 40 amk for obama
              September 24, 2014 at 2:02 pm

              try asshole. what a narcissistic punk.

              • 41 57andfemale
                September 24, 2014 at 2:09 pm

                He fought impeachment in the morning, and spent his afternoons with Gingrich and Phil Gramm, plotting to destroy financial regulations going back to the New Deal. It was that bill that directly led to the destruction of our economy in 2008, but no one blames him. It is breathtaking what that weasel has gotten away with.

                I want the WH to stay in Democratic hands, but then I flash on seeing that miserable shit back in the WH and I just cringe.

                • 42 amk for obama
                  September 24, 2014 at 2:14 pm

                  hobson’s choice. mebbe hobson was an effing dem?

                • 43 arapaho415
                  September 24, 2014 at 2:23 pm

                  Agree 100%, 57F.

                  You and I are on the same page re: WJC and Glass-Steagall repeal.

                  FDR would be turning in his grave, rest his Soul.

                  WJC epitomizes hubris, and his ego equals any other historic megalomaniac.

                  Before the CODE-pink PUMAs came on scene, my primary objection to HRC as President was the thought (agree > shudder) of WJC rattling around the WH.

                  I quickly snapped out of shuddering to being terrified of the unleashing of the Tundra Twit.

                  The polls were in PBO’s favor in Nov 2008, during the US’s economic freefall — but it didn’t stop me from waking up several times in the middle of the night mortified of that possibility.

                  • 44 57andfemale
                    September 24, 2014 at 2:34 pm

                    I distinctly remember: before McCain pulled his stunt about “suspending” his campaign to go to DC to fix the economy, EVERYONE was terrified. PBO and other Dem’s laid out the conditions for the bailout, and they had some meat to them. Then McCain came blustering back to DC and emboldened the a**holes, the deal fell apart, and the banks got away with economic murder. I also remember McCain sitting in a meeting, silent, because he is truly a stupid man. Terrifying, to be sure.

                • 45 FoxfireTX
                  September 24, 2014 at 2:50 pm

                  My feelings exactly 57! Not to mention DADT, DOMA, and the list goes on. I joke (not really) that the first 4 years of PBO’s presidency were spent undoing what BILL had done, not Bush. Can’t stand the man, and never could. He is so much the typical politician he makes me shudder.

                  • 46 57andfemale
                    September 24, 2014 at 3:27 pm

                    Oh, I usually go through the entire litany of damage done by Bill Clinton, but I didn’t need to preach to the choir.

                    But while we’re at it, let us not forget the deregulation of the telecom industry, turning the entire media over to Clinton’s (apparent) enemies. The reason this POTUS can give a generation-leading speech at the U.N. and not have it televised on ANY major news network: Bill Clinton!

      • 47 MightyPamela
        September 24, 2014 at 7:04 pm

        yeah – GO AWAY, already. These people sicken me. (not you, amk)

    • 48 Nena20409
      September 24, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      He is ONLY making it harder for HRC…….Keep yapping Bubba.

    • September 24, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      but what is NOT being said…is that the rich have special rules that ensure that they have special rates…rules made into laws by the Congress…it did not happen by accident…it is deliberate…riggin the game…so to speak is not Fair to the Working people of America

  11. 53 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 1:38 pm

  12. 54 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Thank You….for being there.

  13. 55 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    We Earthlings are NOT alone in this Universe.



  14. 56 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 1:45 pm


    • September 24, 2014 at 2:36 pm

      following in this traditions…..reparations for African Americans can not be far off…

    • September 24, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      He walks the walk….that’s OUR President.

      One not-so-little nitpick: The opening sentence in that WaPo article makes it seem as though it was the administration that mismanaged funds and resources. This is a long-standing settlement that goes back 50 years ago….But as usual, it’s THIS administration cleaning up other people’s messes….

  15. 59 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 1:48 pm

  16. 75 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    • 76 jackiegrumbacher
      September 24, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      Funny, Nena, I remember the president getting re-elected in the last 40 months, so it must have been at that ..ah hem… 44 percent approval rating. And I wonder what state is going to see the name Barack Obama on the ballot this November?

      • 77 Nena20409
        September 24, 2014 at 2:12 pm

        But Jackie…..with the chattering Class in DC/NY…..it’s a severe case of ODS. Narrative of their own making reigns supreme.

        • 78 carolyn
          September 24, 2014 at 2:50 pm

          This may sound awful, but I think if he were a white male, his approval would be ten points higher. I honestly believe he suffers in the ratings from prejudice. They should add ten points to get what his approval rating is. I sometimes wonder at the prejudice of the pollsters.

          • September 24, 2014 at 3:36 pm

            Carolyn you have a point – an excellent point. I have long suspected that PBO’s true approval rating is at least 10 pts higher than what the polling indicates. And I think the seemingly lowered rating stems from prejudice both on the part of the pollsters (the kinds of questions they ask, the timing and lead, push polls that coincide with forced media narratives, etc), and the not-so-random sample of respondents that they select. I would wager that his *true* approval rating is in the low 50s, commensurate with his 2012 election numbers.

            The media unwittingly gave this *secret* away when they said in 2012 (not realizing at the time what it meant) that if everyone who was eligible to vote, voted, PBO would win by a blowout margin. This is exactly the case with the polling – only one set of people are polled. And it’s a non-random sample that skews white, conservative, and yes – racist (regardless of political ID).

  17. 82 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 1:56 pm

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  19. 86 JER
    September 24, 2014 at 2:02 pm

  20. September 24, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    • 88 Nena20409
      September 24, 2014 at 2:17 pm

      One of those Two Men is Not Like the other…..

      When PBO speaks…..Like it or Not…..DC/NY Pundits and their GOP haters……The World pays Attention.

      Thanks Doc…..you made my Day this Wednesday…..cloudy day.

  21. September 24, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    But Marsha Blackburn sez…

  22. 90 amk for obama
    September 24, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    gunnite toddys. don’t let bt play with matchsticks.

  23. September 24, 2014 at 2:24 pm

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  25. September 24, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Interview: ‘Black-Ish’ Creator Kenya Barris Talks Blackness in the Age of Obama and in the Shadow of Cosby (Premieres Tonight)

    By Jai Tiggett | Shadow and ActSeptember 24, 2014 at 2:17PM

    Leading up to the series premiere, show creator Kenya Barris made time to talk with Shadow And Act about ‘Black-ish’ and what he hopes to achieve with it.

    Premiering tonight on ABC, “Black-ish” follows Andre Johnson, a successful advertising executive, husband, and father trying to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family in the age of Obama and post-racial dogma.

    The series is loosely based on the life of show creator Kenya Barris, who leads a team of black executive producers including Larry Wilmore, Brian Dobbins, and Helen Sugland, as well as Anthony Anderson and Laurence Fishburne, who also star.

    Leading up to the series premiere, Barris made time to talk with Shadow And Act about the show and what he hopes to achieve with it.

    About the series title, “Black-ish”:

    I looked at my kids and realized that they’re growing up in a much different way than I did. I’m from Inglewood; my kids are not. And my understanding of what it was to be black growing up is not the world that they’re living in. They have a filtered version of that; it’s a little black-ish. They’ve taken a lot of different things from what Americana has become.

    And at the same time I looked around at everyone else who was in an additive way a little black-ish. I say it in the pilot – Kim Kardashian, Justin Timberlake, everyone else who – it used to be called “co-opting,” but now it’s “an homage.” And it’s people sort of finally giving us credit for our contribution to the Zeitgeist of the world today. So I felt like the younger generation is living in this homogenized world that we’ve never really seen before, which is capped off by our President who is black and mixed race. I could have called it “The Johnsons,” or “Keeping it Real” or “The Burbs,” but I felt like I wanted to say something about this world.


  26. September 24, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Watch Courtney B. Vance, Gloria Reuben &
    Stephen King ‘Find Their Roots’ (Full Premiere Episode Now Online)

    By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and ActSeptember 24, 2014 at 1:08PM

    Last night, the season premiere of the popular PBS series “Finding Your Roots,” hosted by Dr. Henry Lewis Gates, Jr., aired on the network, starting at 8pm. The emotional genealogical exploration, during which Courtney B. Vance, Gloria Reuben and Stephen King, searched for clues about their biological parents, delivered as you’d expect, is now available online for you to watch, courtesy of PBS, if you missed yesterday’s broadcast.

    Looking further out, every Tuesday from here-on, a new group of guests will discover their diverse histories, including actresses Angela Bassett and Khandi Alexander, actor Ben Affleck, journalist Anderson Cooper, tennis great Billie Jean King, and rapper Nas to name a few.

    Watch the full episode of last night’s season premiere, featuring Courtney B. Vance, Gloria Reuben and Stephen King, below:


  27. September 24, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Private laywers at work begging the scenes.

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