The President at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Ceremony

12:0 AM EDT: The President will deliver remarks at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Dedication Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Live streaming here (avdlm.org) and here (CBS)

90 Responses to “The President at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Ceremony”

  1. 1 desertflower
    October 5, 2014 at 12:00 pm


    • October 5, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      Goooooooooood morning DF!!

      • 3 desertflower
        October 5, 2014 at 12:15 pm

        Mornin’ Chips! That furst was totally a random surprise….I just woke up:) Imagine my happiness to see that ” Leave a Comment”….bliss

        • October 5, 2014 at 12:17 pm

          Well, that’s just not fair DF – you can’t just wake up and stroll on in here and be FURST. You should be up at the crack of dawn and preparing for the moment, not relying on sleepy-head luck.

          Disappointed in you DF.

      • 5 57andfemale
        October 5, 2014 at 12:37 pm

        I’m late to the discussion – thank GOD Danny is home safe. That is my worst nightmare: I live on a busy street and freak when someone comes in the front door. Is Danny microchipped?

        • October 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm

          Thanks a million 57, it was a grim ordeal! He is microchipped, from very young, but as the vet said, unless he is actually found, the microchip is useless. As you can imagine, everything went through my head the other night, but I blame no one but myself. I was extremely, extremely lucky, I got away with it. Lesson learnt, never again. I will now be insufferably careful, to the point where he’ll say – he speaks, you know – ‘GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!’

          • 7 57andfemale
            October 5, 2014 at 1:04 pm

            Be gentle with yourself, Chips. You check 99.9% of the time. You’re a great mom. Danny knows it and we all know it. Forgive yourself.

            And you’re right – duh! Unless someone has found him and checked his chip, the chip is limited in its effectiveness. It’s just that Mr. 57 and I have found several dogs that were not microchipped, so we’re hyper-vigilant.

            I’m an so relieved that he’s home safe. We have friends who rescued a silky terrier, and their worthless grandsons and usually drunken son-in-law leave the gate open all the time, and off he goes, exploring the neighborhood. I couldn’t stand it. Pilgrim ran once, got a few blocks away. I stopped chasing him, and went down on my knees and he came to me. I cannot fathom hours of looking for my dog. I truly thank God that he is home safe.

            Now, give yourself a break. You are a wonderful mom. Do what I tell ya!

            • October 5, 2014 at 1:10 pm

              Oh, you’re a kind, lovely gem, 57. I would never, ever have forgiven myself if anything happened him, but after a lengthy session of punching myself in the face, I just opted to learn from it. I’ll never forget when he suddenly appeared, I didn’t even see where he came from, but it was the single happiest second in my life.

              Thanks again 57, you really are lovely.

    • 10 GGail
      October 5, 2014 at 12:05 pm

      Congrats DF on first πŸ™‚

  2. October 5, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Morning all.

    Man, I defend myself against a “no true Scotsman” troll, and the troll gets a supporter saying I’m an awful person. I find it rather funny.

  3. 21 GGail
    October 5, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Thanks Chips! I’m ready for some POTUS!!!

  4. October 5, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    but, on to important news: Go Jose!!!!

  5. October 5, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Good Morning πŸ™‚

  6. 38 Nerdy Wonka
    October 5, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    What Chelsea did to Arsenal and what will be done in an even more hilarious fashion to the LOSERS known as Manchester United.

    We’re number one! Gooooooooo BLUES!

  7. 53 GGail
    October 5, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Music and picture has started on wh site

  8. October 5, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Hah! Jose finally made Arsene have a psychotic break!

  9. 55 Judith Fardig
    October 5, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Congratulations to Desertflower on making the grand entrance! Vice President Joe Biden is coming to Portland this Wednesday to stump for my Senator Jeff Merlkey. So excited to see him and, before that, Elizabeth Warren on Monday in Eugene.

  10. 57 Judith Fardig
    October 5, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    typo – Merkley

  11. 58 hopefruit2
    October 5, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Here is our President! πŸ™‚

  12. 59 yardarm756
    October 5, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Heeeeerrrrreee’s Yardarm! Damn it’s cold here. 😦

    On this date…..


    1993 Another lost satellite A $228 million Landsat 6 disappears shortly after launch. It is the fourth U.S. satellite lost in two months; the total losses are estimated at $2.3 billion.

    1992 NFL Fined $60,000,000 $30,000,000 was awarded to 235 developmental squad players because of wage fixing during the 1989 season. Another $30,000,000 was awarded to players who were shorted a week’s pay at the end of the 1987 player strike.

    1992 Former Soviet Pres. Mikhail Gorbachev is fined 100 rubles (32Β’) for refusing to testify at a Constitutional Court hearing which was set to determine the fate of the Communist Party.

    1989 Jim Bakker The televangelist and former leader of the PTL Club is convicted of fraud and conspiracy. He had defrauded followers out of $158 million.

    1984 First U.S. woman to walk in space The space shuttle Challenger is launched with Dr. Kathryn Sullivan aboard. She made her historical walk on the 11th.

    1982 Tylenol murders 264,000 bottles of the pain reliever are taken off the market after a California man is stricken from strychnine-laced capsules. Seven people in the Chicago area had been killed by cyanide-laced capsules during the previous week. The killer has never been caught.

    1962 The Beatles The group releases the single Love Me Do. The flip side contained P.S. I Love You.

    1931 First nonstop transpacific flight Hugh Herndon and Clyde Pangborn arrive in Washington. The had left from Japan the previous day.

    1930 First transcontinental flight by a woman Laura Ingalls departs in a biplane from Roosevelt Field, New York. She reached Glendale, California four days later.

    1914 First airplane shot down by another plane A German plane shoots down a French pilot.

    1892 End of the Dalton Gang Two Dalton brothers along with two other gang members are killed by Coffeyville, Kansas citizens during an attempted bank robbery. A third brother was captured and sentenced to life in prison.

    1813 War of 1812 – Battle of the Thames Henry Harrison defeats British and Indians.


    1951 Karen Allen American actress. Film: National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978) and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

    1951 Bob Geldof (Robert Frederick Xenon Geldof), Irish singer with the Boomtown Rats. He organized the recording of the record Do They Know It’s Christmas? (1984) and the Live Aid concert (1985) to raise funds for famine relief. He also starred in the film Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982).

    1943 Steve Miller American guitarist. Music: The Joker (1973) and Fly Like an Eagle (1976).

    1924 Bill Dana American comedian. TV: The Bill Dana Show (Jose Jimenez) and St. Elsewhere (father of Wayne Fiscus).

    1922 Bil Keane American cartoonist, creator of The Family Circus (1960) and Channel Chuckles (1954).

    1919 Donald Pleasence d. 1995 British actor. Film: The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965, the Devil), You Only Live Twice (1967, Ernst Blofeld), and Halloween (1978).

    1919 Allen Ludden d. 1981 American game show host. TV: Password.

    1905 John Hoyt d. 1991 American actor. TV: Gimme a Break! (Grandpa Kaminsky).

    1902 Ray Albert Kroc d. 1984 American businessman, founder of McDonald’s (1955).

    1882 Robert Hutchings Goddard d. 1945 American physicist, rocket pioneer, “father of the space age.” He launched the first liquid fuel rocket (1926).

    1829 Chester Alan Arthur d. 1886 21st U.S. President (1881-85) and 20th U.S. Vice-President (1881).

    1824 Henry Chadwick d. 1908 American sports writer, wrote the first baseball rule book (1858).


    2011 Steven Paul Jobs b. 1955 American businessman, co-founded Apple Computer, Inc. (1975) working out of his parent’s garage.

    2004 Rodney Dangerfield b. 1921 (Jacob Cohen), American Grammy-winning comedian. Film: Caddyshack (1980) and Back to School (1986). Comedy Album: No Respect (1980, Grammy) Rappin Rodney (1980, Grammy).

    2003 Timothy Treadwell b. 1957 (Timothy Dexter), American environmentalist, “Grizzly Man.” After spending 13 summers with the brown bears in Alaska, he and his girlfriend were killed and partially eaten by one. This was the first fatal bear attack in Katmai National Park history. The film Grizzly Man (2005) documents his work and death with the bears. Writings: Among Grizzlies: Living With Wild Bears in Alaska (1997).

    1992 Eddie Kendricks b. 1939 American singer, with the Temptations, the most successful male vocal group of the 1960s and ’70s, My Girl (1965, #1).

    1983 Earl Silas Tupper b. 1907 American businessman, invented Tupperware (1942) and used the neighborhood party method to sell it.

    1941 Louis Dembitz Brandeis b. 1856 American jurist. He was the first Jewish U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1916-39).

    1813 Tecumseh b. circa 1768 Shawnee Indian chief. He was killed in the Battle of the Thames.

  13. 66 desertflower
    October 5, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    What the anti science/ anti govt. crowd wrought. Funny, how they all believe in a govt PAYCHECK though!


  14. 67 GGail
    October 5, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    POTUS does a great job of thorough research when writing a speech. This one is so touching!

    • October 5, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      Oh but don’t you know, PBO just reads what’s put in front of him, like Ron Burgundy. #OhPleaseMakeStupidPeopleDisappear

      • 69 GGail
        October 5, 2014 at 12:46 pm

        Ron Burgundy? Hahahahaha! that’s too funny LL! Script writers wish they could write the Barack H. Obama story. Ron Burgundy…ha! But his alter ego, Will Ferrell is an OBOT.

  15. October 5, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    I am absolutely positive that When it comes to Ebola, Americans are worried about how this bolsters Rick Perry’s chances!

    • 72 desertflower
      October 5, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      HAHA! This…vs one Ebola case. Sure, Rick. Please proceed.


      n addition to having the highest rate of people without health insurance in the nation, Texas also has the largest number of children without health insurance and the highest rate of poor adults without health insurance, according to 2012 American Community Survey estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau late Wednesday.

      More than 852,000 Texas children lacked health insurance in 2012, according to the ACS estimates, which are taken from a random sampling of households throughout the year. California, which has 2.2 million more children than Texas, had the second-highest number of uninsured children at 717,000.

      Texas also had the highest rate of adults making below 138 percent of the federal poverty threshold β€” lower than $15,415 for an individual or $26,344 for a family of three β€” who lack insurance, at 55 percent. Those people would have qualified for Medicaid coverage if the state had chosen to expand eligibility under the federal Affordable Care Act.

  16. October 5, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    14k SEC of State 12kSEC DEF and…

    Offers ADVICE to obama… Ugh!

  17. October 5, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Wait. LA Gear is still a thing? πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  18. 85 Roberta in MN
    October 5, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    They should all just STFU. Oops, for more the nasty. Not really.

  19. 86 57andfemale
    October 5, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Mr. 57 and I were debating whether to turn the heat on during record cold here in Chicago Friday night/Saturday a.m.

    It got so cold here, the furnace kicked in by itself! That means it was 50 degrees in my house.

    A good fleece blanket and two cuddly dogs helped me to not notice.

    • 87 desertflower
      October 5, 2014 at 1:02 pm

      wow…and it was 100 for us…weird. My husband still goes swimming in our pool. It’s Oct. Never happened before

      • 88 arapaho415
        October 5, 2014 at 1:43 pm

        Don’t think that’s true.

        Heard on the radio that the record high for LA on this date was 103F in 1971. No doubt Phoenix was just as hot 43 years ago too.

    • 89 arapaho415
      October 5, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      Midwesterners (looking you, Japa21, LOL) need to pray for Cali rain — our unrelenting heat waves (beginning in JANUARY this year) seem to suck the heat from the Midwest.

      Heard on the radio that it’s “cooling” here in SoCal (temps only in the upper 90s), but forecast is for *another* heatwave next weekend.

      We so need water falling from the sky…

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