The President’s Day


President Barack Obama smiles after signing an executive order to improve security measures for government credit and debit cards during an event at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau






President Barack Obama signs an executive order to strengthen credit card security after explaining his administration’s plan on safeguarding American consumers and their financial security




President Barack Obama shakes hands with the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard Cordray



122 Responses to “The President’s Day”

    • October 17, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      I don’t know where he gets the energy. I know he says the people make the difference. God bless him for that! Truly a man of the people.

    • 3 MightyPamela
      October 17, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      Evening, vv24!

      • October 17, 2014 at 7:40 pm

        Hellooo Mighty Pamela! What a great name!

        • 5 MightyPamela
          October 17, 2014 at 7:53 pm

          My perpetual gratitude to HF2 for this wonderful (accurately descriptive) name! Thank you. 😉

      • 6 HZ
        October 17, 2014 at 7:43 pm

        GE, vetivera24 and MightyPamela. He gets so much of that energy from us. He knows we are lifting him up in goodness within our space. May his strength continues, and his wisdom be abundant for all of us to keeping moving with him. Great blessings be granted to him and his Administration.

        Everyone please have a great weekend. Lots of loving hugs to my Chips, Nerdy W., and all who make this the best place to keep PBO’s back. Thank you, our beautiful Chips and all of the great contributors. We will keep working doing whatever we can to win this election for him. HZ

        • 7 MightyPamela
          October 17, 2014 at 8:02 pm

          In full agreement with you {{{{{HZ}}}}}. Long, long ago, when a young man named Barack Obama seriously began to think of becoming President of the US, he knew full well what the odds were, and he understood clearly what he would be up against to succeed, not merely to win the office, but to carry through with all the powerful ideas and plans he had developed on his way there. I sometimes suspect even he did not fully comprehend how nasty, angry and vile the hatred towards him would be, but I fully believe he was prepared for it. With his education, within the emotional and mental training he received from his mother and her own dedication to helping others, he had the advantage of seeing the big picture, the long view, and he knew it would take every single one of us to stand up and walk beside him. He has always said this, his message has never wavered. He also fully understood there would be limits to how much could be achieved, but our prayers and our work in our own locales are the energetic fuel which keeps him going. Yes, he knows. Bless us, everyone, for our ability to stay on track.

          • 8 jackiegrumbacher
            October 17, 2014 at 10:25 pm

            MP, I think you’re absolutely right. I don’t think there was ever a moment when Barack Obama was naive about what he would face in his path to the presidency. But he is the most determined man in the world. He set out to “do” something, as he always says, not be “be” something and what he has done in these six years has been astonishing.

            • October 17, 2014 at 11:01 pm

              This, jg. And all without a shadow of dishonesty, or compromising for the wrong reasons with the wrong people, genuine as the sunlight. No selling out. Small wonder the RW do not understand him! He is everything they are not, and everything they cannot imagine!

        • 10 Nerdy Wonka
          October 17, 2014 at 11:35 pm

          Hugs to you too, HZ. 🙂

    • October 18, 2014 at 12:06 am

      Congrats vetivera 🙂

      Excellent summary of the President’s day, NW. Thank you!

      bbl ….

  1. October 17, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    GO POB!!! GO CFPB!!! Financial regulation absolutely makes most people’s eyes glaze over. But it’s critical! CFPB ain’t messin’ ’round either. Bankers are sooo sad. Waa. Waaa! WAAAAA!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂

  2. October 17, 2014 at 8:03 pm

  3. October 17, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Hey Chips et al,

    With all this talk of Ebola, lately, if you like, maybe you can put up a post concerning Ebola I would be willing to answer serious questions from commenters in the comments section to the best of my knowledge as an active Microbiology Medical Laboratory Scientist.

    If you guys think it’s a good idea, I figured it be better to have just one centralized post, rather than using the regular post so as not to bog down the post with alot of comments.

    I don’t mind, and I plan to offer this to a few other blogs I post. I figured when you have experienced knowledge about some subject, it always better to help spread factual information rather than misinformation.

    Any questions, I cannot answer or that is outside my purview of knowledge, I can ask some of my other friends who are currently working in the hospital laboratory, CDC and beyond.

    If you want to cool, if not, that’s cool too.

    Just let me know.

    • 15 japa21
      October 17, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      I think that would be a good idea and even have it on the sidebar once other threads have started going. Chips, LL, NW, obviously this would work best when lamh36 has available time.

      • 16 arapaho415
        October 17, 2014 at 9:32 pm

        Great idea, japa21!

        And lamh36, what a treat it would be to get knowledgeable information from a trusted source.

        Have tuned out MSM on their 24/7 hysteria.

        Thank you lamh, for the offer.

    • 17 MightyPamela
      October 17, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      Brilliant and generous contribution, can be shared widely. Thank you, lamh36.

    • 18 desertflower
      October 17, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      Excellent idea, lamh36..very nice to offer…and japa’s idea about the sidebar is great idea, too:)

    • October 17, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      Wonderful of you to offer to share your expertise, lamh36.

    • October 17, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      Just DM’d Chips. Sounds like a great idea.

    • 25 sjterrid
      October 17, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      Lamh, thank you! I think that would be an excellent idea.

    • 26 jackiegrumbacher
      October 17, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      Great idea, lamh, and very generous of your to offer your time and expertise.

    • October 17, 2014 at 11:58 pm

      Ok, I’m off to bed, but I just wanted to add that the questions DO NOT have to only be about Ebola. If you have questions aobut lab protocols, I could probably answer some of those type of questions too.

      Ok, good night.

    • October 18, 2014 at 7:57 am

      Morning Lamh!!! Thanks a million to LL for alerting me to your comment, I didn’t get back to the blog last night, so would have missed it.

      And thank you so much for your wonderful offer to answer people’s questions about Ebola. Would you like to write a post about it, any length you like? And under that people could put whatever queries they have to you?

      Thank you again Lamh.

      • October 18, 2014 at 2:20 pm

        Cool beans Chips.

        I can do that. I can try to get something to you by tomorrow evening. Just tell me how to get it to you can I’ll send it your way.

        I work most days until 6:30pm but I’m off most weekends and on weekdays I work I’m available until midnight.

        I can send you the blog post and you can post it whenever you think would be a good time for enough people to see it.

        I’m happy to do it. I basically spend the majority of my time on FB answering questions and giving information out to my family and friends. Plus I love what I do and am always interested in spreading my knowledge around.

        So hit me up on twitter with your email so I can send you the post tomorrow…I’m @psddluva4evah

  4. October 17, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    15,000-20,000 Americans die each year from influenza. We were already ALL GOING TO DIE!!

    • 31 jacquelineoboomer
      October 17, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      Thank you. Now I can get on with my evening.

      All kidding aside, you are so right – no reason to panic at this point, although some people seem to think panic is a good political tactic.

  5. 32 desertflower
    October 17, 2014 at 8:31 pm

  6. 36 desertflower
    October 17, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Might I just mention that we have THE BEST family here? !! Really. Hand’s down.

    • 37 MightyPamela
      October 17, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      FistBump, df!

      • 38 desertflower
        October 17, 2014 at 9:06 pm

        Back at cha! It’s true 🙂 We converse and help each other and laugh and suggest and share in all the goodness/ ugly that life throws…and we do it with good and open hearts…the way the world should be…

        • October 17, 2014 at 9:18 pm

          I’m with you 100% on that. Best online community there is.

          • 40 jacquelineoboomer
            October 17, 2014 at 10:39 pm

            I’m with you 200% on that.

            And how are you feeling tonight, meta? Still improving?

            • October 17, 2014 at 10:45 pm

              YASSSS!! I’m feeling very good. Just trying to build up my stamina. Even went to the movies today. Working on getting over my germ-o-phobia!!

              How are you, darling?

              • 42 jacquelineoboomer
                October 17, 2014 at 10:47 pm


                And I’m fine, too – doing a little chilling after “listening” to my great grandson for 3 hours earlier today. Oh, I mean “hanging around with”!

                He’s learning all the words there are, one at a time, and sharing them with me.

                He’s lucky I love him to the moon and back!

                • October 17, 2014 at 10:58 pm

                  Oh, SWEET!! Whenever I hang around my 3 year old great niece, I nearly have to lie down. She loves to talk and play games. Very social but she’s also super sweet and loving. But, yeah, they can really be a bundle of energy. Adore their innocence.

                  • 44 jacquelineoboomer
                    October 17, 2014 at 11:04 pm

                    Totally agree. He’s a little cautious about “growing up,” because he says he doesn’t want to “leave Mommy.” (Hey, didn’t we all feel that way?) So, today when he told me, “When I grow up, you and I can get married. And Mommy can be our baby,” it was totally in context.

                    Love the little darlin’. And – you are right – I think to myself, after spending time with him, so what if he doesn’t like to nap … I’ll take one for him. 🙂

  7. 46 desertflower
    October 17, 2014 at 8:54 pm


    Interview with Patrick Flavin, principal author of the study “Assessing the Impact of the Size and Scope of Government on Human Well-Being,” conducted by host of “The Zero Hour” Richard Eskow

    Forget about feeling “like a room without a roof,” or whatever that “happy” song says. If you want to know “what happiness is to you,” try living in a social democracy.

    A recent study confirms something leftists have suspected for a long time: People are happier in countries with larger governments, a more generous “welfare state” and more government intervention in the economy. Policies that depend on the so-called “free market,” on the other hand, decrease personal satisfaction.

    This is not a matter of opinion, according to the data, but of fact.

  8. October 17, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, makes one feel better when one is sick than beef lo mein and egg drop soup. Yum.

    And I’ll DM Chips about lamh’s offer. Lord knows we need more science based analysis of Ebola.

    See everyone tomorrow.

  9. 51 amk for obama
    October 17, 2014 at 9:19 pm

  10. 52 desertflower
    October 17, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    HEY! Got ants in your pants? Want to do some good in battleground states and feel like you have nothing to do because you live in a solid blue state? Got you covered!!!


    • 53 desertflower
      October 17, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      It’s great fun to make these calls ( SERIOUSLY!) and you can really, really make a difference. Please consider this…your heart will be happy!

  11. October 17, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Laughter break!!

    • 55 amk for obama
      October 17, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      will gardner shot dead? wtf?

      • October 17, 2014 at 9:26 pm

        I’m telling you, I was SHOCKED. Really blew everybody’s mind with that one. People on twitter were practically asking for others to hold them. LOLz.

        • 57 amk for obama
          October 17, 2014 at 9:32 pm

          just saw the episode y’day night. It was an unexpected shocker alright.

          • October 17, 2014 at 9:39 pm

            And I think it was very well done. Great acting on everyone’s part. The writers and principal actors had to hold that secret for months. Amazing.

        • 59 amk for obama
          October 17, 2014 at 9:33 pm

          And here I was joking about diane killing him and getting the judgeship. eerie deja vu.

        • 64 vcprezofan2
          October 18, 2014 at 9:15 am

          I’m telling *you all*, you ‘soap opera’/sitcom/whatever people freak me out! Here I am initially wondering who is this Will Gardner and under what circumstances was he shot; what connection did he have with Putin or AngelaM, etc etc? Only to read down and discover it was ‘fantasy’! Ho-nest-ly!!!!! 😀

  12. 65 arapaho415
    October 17, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    This is the result of Reagan’s voodoo “trickle-down” economics:

    I *really* like the Dem candidate for SD Senate — he’s a true progressive, perhaps even Presidential material, if the MSM weren’t such snobbish east coast elites.

    Dems must work to make #LandslideDems2014 a reality.

    With Senate and House majorities, we could actually see this happen:

  13. 71 amk for obama
    October 17, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    LOL. wimminz.

  14. 72 amk for obama
    October 17, 2014 at 9:49 pm

  15. 74 arapaho415
    October 17, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    NW or other BT, comment upthread is in moderation. 😦

    Here’s a long read from @daveweigel:

    And @People4Weiland has the stamina to go the distance:

  16. 75 amk for obama
    October 17, 2014 at 9:51 pm

  17. 76 amk for obama
    October 17, 2014 at 9:54 pm

  18. 77 amk for obama
    October 17, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    must be sheldon cooper.

  19. 79 amk for obama
    October 17, 2014 at 10:02 pm

  20. 80 amk for obama
    October 17, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    mission accomplished. media.

  21. 81 amk for obama
    October 17, 2014 at 10:08 pm

  22. 82 amk for obama
    October 17, 2014 at 10:08 pm

  23. 84 amk for obama
    October 17, 2014 at 10:10 pm

  24. 85 amk for obama
    October 17, 2014 at 10:12 pm

  25. 87 isonprize
    October 17, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    🙂 🙂 🙂 What we’ve been doing on the ground in Philadelphia… 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Thousands Protest in Philly About Teacher Contract Cancellation

  26. 88 amk for obama
    October 17, 2014 at 10:28 pm

  27. 89 isonprize
    October 17, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Philadelphia Student Union (PSU) Won’t Back Down Action- 10/15/14

  28. October 17, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Sunday POTUS will be in Maryland and Illinois campaigning

  29. 91 jacquelineoboomer
    October 17, 2014 at 11:24 pm

  30. 97 arapaho415
    October 17, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Cannot believe the number of articles about ebola now.

    For a change of pace, here’s one from India (TOI = Times of India?)

    • 98 amk for obama
      October 17, 2014 at 11:53 pm

      My 27 staff came home from south africa for diwali via mumbai y’day morning & today morning (5 hours back). None were thermal screened.

  31. October 17, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Woo, alright, I’m off to bed, I’m all of a sudden dead tired.

    Peace out TOD

  32. 100 amk for obama
    October 17, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    A leading American cardinal has told the Buzz Feed website that he is to be demoted from his position running the Catholic Church justice system.

    Cardinal Raymond Burke is a staunch critic of Pope Francis’ moves to soften the Church’s stance on homosexuality.

    He is to be moved to the far less senior post of patron of the sovereign military order of Malta.

    Pope Francis is leading a council in the Vatican on possible reforms to Church teaching on social issues.


  33. October 18, 2014 at 12:04 am

  34. 104 globalcitizenlinda
    October 18, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Heads up: I think this person has a great idea which can help her popularize namely ” #TheObamaBoom ” ;

    we could add it to our tweets of positive news about PBO’s policies (especially the reports of great economic progress we have made over PBO’s time in office) ;

  35. 105 jacquelineoboomer
    October 18, 2014 at 12:42 am

    I try to catch up with #Ferguson on Twitter each night … just spotted this, if you missed it:

  36. 111 globalcitizenlinda
    October 18, 2014 at 1:04 am

  37. 112 globalcitizenlinda
    October 18, 2014 at 1:13 am

  38. 113 globalcitizenlinda
    October 18, 2014 at 1:23 am

  39. 115 globalcitizenlinda
    October 18, 2014 at 1:31 am

  40. October 18, 2014 at 2:09 am

    good night TOD ……

  41. October 18, 2014 at 6:28 am

    CNN is reporting that Michael Brown’s blood was found on Darren Wilson’s gun. If true, who is leaking that now and why? All I can say is I do not trust anything which comes from that Ferguson police department or that D.A.

  42. 119 vcprezofan2
    October 18, 2014 at 6:58 am

    ~~ 💡 ~~ >> Check in early to try and recapture my ‘lost’ Friday.

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