Supporting #SmallBusinessSaturday

President Obama, Sasha and Malia shop at Politics and Prose bookstore for “Small Business Saturday,” on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Washington





142 Responses to “Supporting #SmallBusinessSaturday”

  1. November 29, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Gorgeous photos, Chips!! Lots of smiles 馃檪

  2. November 29, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Had just posted this on the bottom of the previous thread ….

    We should all be demanding that ABC reveal if they paid that murderer anything to perform for that slug Stephanofullofit ….

  3. 8 amk for obama
    November 29, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    what is it that the lowly sunderland has got that others haven’t?

  4. November 29, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Remembering ….

  5. November 29, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Putin should have studied Ho Chi Min ….

    ‘鈥淥f course the 鈥渟urprise鈥 shown here is going to change its location. It would have been na茂ve to think that they [the partisans] would leave it exactly where they photographed it. Plus, this surprise is by no means the only one. As for the photo shoot itself, its subtext is fairly transparent 鈥 no one is hiding the fact that patriotic Ukrainians are at work in eastern Donbas, intending to kill as many occupiers and separatists as they can, while Kyiv is taking its sweet time to liberate its territories and its citizens.’

    … now he gets his lesson in #ProtractedWar because Ukrainians intend to be free ….

  6. November 29, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    So nice to see Dad and his daughters. What a lovely First Family.

  7. November 29, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Something deep Persists,,,

  8. 29 amk for obama
    November 29, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    beebs – Black Friday sets Amazon UK record .

    and yet the limeys whine 24×7 about those ‘immigrants’. / smh

  9. 30 Dudette
    November 29, 2014 at 2:42 pm


  10. November 29, 2014 at 2:43 pm

  11. 36 Vicki
    November 29, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Thanksgiving interview is so warm and lovely. How is it possible not to love President and Mrs. Obama? If I live to be 100 I will never understand this.

  12. 37 Dudette
    November 29, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Super Lego Squeeeeee!

  13. 38 Dudette
    November 29, 2014 at 2:48 pm

  14. 39 Dudette
    November 29, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Okay, they won’t really know or care about the despicable woman, but aren’t they just beautiful?

  15. 45 Nena20409
    November 29, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Hello TOD.
    Today, I saw a 1947 B&W movie called Gentleman’s Agreement starring Gregory Peck. It was a Movie about anti-Semitic. During the 1940s and 1950s many movies were made to help curb this ugliness. WWII was raging and then fought and won.

    Every once in a blue moon, we see like; ROOTS, 12 Years of Slave or The Butler…….Historical Movies or some near Historical Movies…….But nothing to speak of where Racism are dealt with unabashedly………Housing, Hiring, Profiling, blatant bigotry and racism are not talked about opening…….Hence the ugliness thrives and lives unspoken by those who benefit the most from the status quo and by those who have refused to move this nation out of our ONE disfiguring Scare…….Racism.

    Had there been Movies like Gentleman’s Agreement, I think that US would have been best served. Why? Those on Talk Hate, Fox, this ElizabethL, etc would Never dared to exhibit such racism for they would Never have found a National Media, a Party and an Industry cuddling their hatred.

  16. 49 Dudette
    November 29, 2014 at 2:52 pm

  17. 51 amk for obama
    November 29, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    It need not have come to this if only …..

  18. 52 forus50
    November 29, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    So after 7 years of following the activities of President Obama on TOD I FINALLY found something not good about him. He eats the crust of the piece of pie first?!?!? OMG. I’m with Michelle – that’s just wrong. 馃檪

  19. 62 Nena20409
    November 29, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Congrats Doc on your Golden 猸

  20. 63 amk for obama
    November 29, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    off to madiba land. ciao toodys.

  21. November 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm


  22. 77 Nena20409
    November 29, 2014 at 3:05 pm

  23. 82 JER
    November 29, 2014 at 3:07 pm

  24. 83 Nena20409
    November 29, 2014 at 3:09 pm

  25. 84 JER
    November 29, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    White House releases list of books purchased today by Pres Obama and daughters on visit to Politics and Prose bookstore in DC:

    – Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End – Atul Gawande
    – Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business (Junie B. Jones Series #2) – Barbara Park
    – A Barnyard Collection: Click, Clack, Moo and More – Doreen Cronin
    – I Spy Sticker Book and Picture Riddles by Jean Marzollo

    – Nuts to You – Lynn Rae Perkins
    – Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (Junie B. Jones Series #1) – Barbara Park
    – Brown Girl Dreaming – Jacqueline Woodson
    – Redwall (Redwall Series #1) – Brian Jacques

    – Mossflower (Redwall Series #2) – Brian Jacques
    – Mattimeo – Brian Jacques (Redwall Series #3)
    – Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms – Katherine Rundell
    – The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard Flanagan

    – The Laughing Monsters – Denis Johnson
    – All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
    – Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
    – Nora Webster – Colm Toibin
    – Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China – Evan Osnos

  26. 89 JER
    November 29, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Decorating the Christmas tree in the Oval Office today.

  27. 91 yardarm756
    November 29, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Good afternoon. Sorry that I’ve missed a few days of events. 馃檪


    1990 Gulf War In response to Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, the United Nations sets a deadline of January 15th for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait.

    1961 First U.S. animal to orbit the Earth Enos, a 5-year-old chimpanzee, is launched aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 satellite. He orbited the Earth twice and was recovered later in the day.

    1951 First underground atomic explosion The U.S. explodes a device at Frenchman Flat, Nevada. It left an 800-foot wide by 100-foot deep crater.

    1948 Kukla, Fran and Ollie The children’s TV show debuts on NBC. Fran Allison and the Kuklapolitan Players had been a local hit for a year on a Chicago TV station.

    1941 Coffee rationing The U.S. begins rationing coffee as a result of World War II. This remained in effect until 1943.

    1929 First person to fly over the South Pole American explorer Richard E. Byrd.

    1890 First Army-Navy football game Navy wins 24-0.

    1864 Chivington Massacre Disarmed and awaiting terms of surrender, 105 Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian women and children and 28 Indian men are slaughtered by calvary troops led by Col. John M. Chivington at Sand Creek, Colorado.

    1492 Smoking Columbus first notes in his diary the smoking of tobacco by the Indians.


    1968 Jon Knight (Jonathan Rasleigh Knight), American pop musician, member of New Kids on the Block.

    1949 Gary Shandling American comic actor. TV: It’s Gary Shandling’s Show and The Larry Sanders Show.

    1941 Dennis Doherty Canadian folk singer, with The Mamas and the Papas. Music: California Dreamin’ (1965) and Monday, Monday (1966, #1).

    1940 Chuck Mangione American Grammy-winning musician. Music: Feels So Good (1977).

    1933 David Reuben American psychiatrist, author of Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex (1969).

    1932 Diane Ladd (Rose Diane Ladner), American actress. Film: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974, waitress Flo). TV: Alice (waitress Belle Dupree).

    1928 Paul Simon American politician, U.S. Senator (Democrat Illinois).

    1927 Vincent Scully American sportscaster, game-show host. TV: Challenge of the Sexes,It Takes Two, and The Vin Scully Show.

    1923 Frank Reynolds d. 1983 American anchorman. TV: ABC Evening News.

    1898 C.S. Lewis d. 1963 (Clive Staples Lewis), British author, Christian apologist. Books: The Allegory of Love (1936), The Screwtape Letters (1942), Out of the Silent Planet (1938), and The Chronicles of Narnia (1950-56).

    1876 Nellie Tayloe Ross d. 1977 American politician, first woman state governor (Wyoming, 1925-27), and the first woman director of the U.S. Mint (1933).

    1849 Sir John Ambrose Fleming d. 1945 English engineer. He patented the first vacuum tube (1904), revolutionizing the wireless telegraph. He also made numerous contributions to the development of the telephone and electric lighting.

    1832 Louisa May Alcott d. 1888 American author. Writings: Little Women (1868) and Little Men (1871).

    1825 Jean-Martin Charcot d. 1893 French physician. He and Guillaume Duchenne founded modern neurology. As one of his pupils, Sigmund Freud’s interest in the psychological aspects of neurosis was initiated by his use of hypnosis.

    1816 Morrison Remick Waite d. 1888 American jurist, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1874-88).

    1803 Christian Johann Doppler d. 1853 Austrian physicist. He discovered the “Doppler effect” (1842, The frequency of a wave is relative to the motion between its source and observer).


    2004 John Drew Barrymore b. 1932 (John Blythe Barrymore, Jr.), American actor, son of John Barrymore and father of Drew Barrymore. In 1980, he swiped his father’s body from its grave in order to fulfill his father’s wish for cremation. Even though his father’s will specified cremation when he died in 1942, his body was entombed by the deceased’s brother due to religious beliefs.

    2001 George Harrison b. 1943 British singer, one of the Beatles.

    1999 Gene Rayburn b. 1917 American TV personality. TV: The Match Game (emcee).

    1992 Robert Shayne b. 1910 (Robert Shaen Dawe), American actor. TV: The Adventures of Superman (Inspector Henderson).

    1991 Ralph Bellamy b. 1904 American Tony-winning actor. Stage: Sunrise at Campobello (1958, Pres. Roosevelt, Tony Award), The Winds of War (Pres. Roosevelt), Rosemary’s Baby (1968, evil doctor), Trading Places (1983, conniving billionaire), and as Ellery Queen in the films of the 1940s.

    1986 Cary Grant b. 1904 (Archibald Leach), British-born Oscar-winning actor. Film: North By Northwest (1959) and That Touch of Mink (1962).

    1984 Miss Baker b. circa 1957 Peruvian-born squirrel monkey, in 1958 she was flown into space by the U.S. to prove that primates could survive space travel.

    1981 Natalie Wood b. 1938 (Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko, billed as Natasha Gurdin by the age of four), American actress. Film: Miracle on 34th Street (1947, as the little girl who trusted Santa Claus) and Rebel Without a Cause (1955, Judy). She drowned off the side of her yacht while it was docked (What kind of wood doesn’t float?).

    1924 Giacomo Puccini b. 1854 Italian operatic composer, La Boh猫me, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly.

    1872 Horace Greeley b. 1811 American editor, author, co-founder of the New Yorker (1834), founder of the New York Tribune (1841), and famous for the phrase “Go West, young man.”

    1530 Thomas Wolsey b. circa 1475 English statesman and Cardinal. It is believed that he is the Little Boy Blue of the nursery rhyme.

    1378 Charles IV b. 1316 Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and King of Bohemia (1347-78).

    1268 Clement IV b. ???? French-born religious leader, 183rd Pope (1265-68).

    • 95 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      November 29, 2014 at 3:29 pm

      I love my First Family! They publicly laughed at little chucky!!!!

      • 97 donna dem 4 obama
        November 29, 2014 at 3:41 pm

        Hey Meta! Happy Holidays!!!

        I couldn’t make out what he and Malia were saying..could you?

      • 104 Nena20409
        November 29, 2014 at 3:59 pm

        I am not able to completely understand how this discussion on Chuckles Todd started. Was it the Cashier or some observer that raised the issue……CT and his book?
        Malia saying something like, that’s sad is indeed poetic. Or did my ears hear something totally different?

        • November 29, 2014 at 4:09 pm

          As he was waiting to check out, he noticed the display of Chuck’s book on the back wall. I think the cashier said something like, “don’t look at the books behind me!” or something like that.

          And then PBO mutters something like, “too bad he never made it” or something, referring to himself in a mocking way.

          • 106 Nena20409
            November 29, 2014 at 4:21 pm

            The wicked book has total FLAT sales…….so CTodd can go directly to a fiery blaze 馃槈

            • 107 carolyn
              November 29, 2014 at 4:42 pm

              I, too loved the President’s reaction…..I think I heard him say something like….oh Chuck Todd wrote a book, wonder what he says. He laughed at the title The Stranger…….now that the president shows he doesn’t care what Chuck Todd said, and they laughed at the “lonely” picture…….the book won’t even make it to remainders!!!! What Chuck deserves. Can’t get PBO riled up at all!!!

    • 108 globalcitizenlinda
      November 29, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      Ha, Ha, … Ha;

      PBO got his laugh in at Chuck Todd’s expense;

      with that smile on my face, I think I am ready to go out and support some small businesses

    • 109 Vicki
      November 29, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      Same comment I made after watching the thanksgiving interview. How can you not love these people????

  28. 110 donna dem 4 obama
    November 29, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    This is the BEST First Family in my lifetime.

  29. November 29, 2014 at 3:40 pm

  30. 118 yardarm756
    November 29, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I just received my third invite to join UniteBlue.org. Anybody know what’s up with them? I heard that they were a bit “funky”.

  31. 125 Vicki
    November 29, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    From Ferguson
    The Plaza Frontenac Mall out towards the rich suburb of Ladue. MO has been shut down by protesters. This is a very small extremely expensive mall anchored by Nieman Marcus.

    • 126 Vicki
      November 29, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      Reports say that security and store employees joined the protesters and customers cheered.
      If this is true, the sound you hear may be of minds and hearts opening.

  32. 127 globalcitizenlinda
    November 29, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    PBO commented that Chuck Todd also chose to use the “saddest” PBO picture he could find for his book cover – the sales person agreed with that observation

  33. 128 yardarm756
    November 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm


  34. 129 Dudette
    November 29, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    That photo up thread from Pete Souza is so beautiful. I so much enjoy watching all of the holiday festivities at the White House.
    If pattern holds,sometime in the middle to end of next week, the White House will hold the first viewing of this year’s Christmas Decorations. Last year it was on Dec 4.

    Here’s the video of FLOTUS previous for military families last year

    • 130 Dudette
      November 29, 2014 at 4:17 pm

      This year’s official ornament keepsake

    • 131 Dudette
      November 29, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      Find out more about the ornament (and purchase) from the White House Historical Association



      Accompanying Historical Essay

      • 132 Dudette
        November 29, 2014 at 4:23 pm

        Oops… link for the essay here:



        The 2014 White House Christmas ornament honors the administration of Warren G. Harding, who served as the twenty-ninth president of the United States from 1921 to 1923. As a young boy, Harding dreamed of being a locomotive engineer鈥攁 wish that was to come true for 51 minutes when as president, he took over the controls on the Alaskan railroad during the 鈥淰oyage of Understanding,鈥 his famous transcontinental speaking and sightseeing tour. The Presidential Special, the train that carried President Harding west at the outset of his ambitious voyage and that would tragically carry his casket back east following his sudden death, just two months later, is the inspiration for our 2014 ornament.

        Decorated with gold tones and enamel finishes, the 33rd annual White House Christmas Ornament is our first ornament to be comprised of two pieces, which can be hung as two separate ornaments or linked together. The locomotive is a detailed miniature replica of one of several steam-powered locomotives that pulled the Presidential Special; it is attached to the coal car that held its fuel. The other miniature car is the Superb, the president鈥檚 private heavyweight Pullman car. The last car on the Special, the Superb was outfitted with a public address system. President Harding made appearances and delivered speeches at stops across the country from a platform at the back of the car. The last known photograph of President Harding is an image of him on the Superb shortly before his death in a San Francisco hotel on August 2, 1923. On August 3, President Harding鈥檚 casket was placed on board the Superb and began a return trip to Washington, D.C., during which an estimated 3 million people paid their last respects.

  35. 133 Nena20409
    November 29, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Fox and Propaganda should be configured to form a word. Then the People on the left should make it synonymous with that Rupert station. It’s been a Looooooooooooooooooooooooooog Time coming.
    A true prejoritive word fighting for this destructive station.

  36. 135 desertflower
    November 29, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Smiles on my face:) My Buckeyes won and PBO made fun of Chuckie. Life is good.

  37. 136 Nena20409
    November 29, 2014 at 4:15 pm

  38. 138 Nena20409
    November 29, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    So the Egyptian Spring that removed Mubarak…..got him jailed and tried……is doing a 180 and the courts are finding NOT GUILTY of any crimes?
    Wow…….This is sickening to me.

    • November 29, 2014 at 4:53 pm

      So that confirms what we felt about the Military take over….i do not know enough about the Muslim Brotherhood to blame them for this…but i wonder what would have happened if they had not suspended the constitution but instead had begun the long hard work of building a democracy…

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