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The President’s Day

President Barack Obama fist-bumps middle-school student Adrianna Mitchell while participating in an “Hour of Code” event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the White House. The event is in honor of Computer Science Education Week

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President Obama is seen on a television screen as he guest hosts during a taping of Comedy Central’s ‘The Colbert Report’ in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University

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President Obama meets with Prince William in the Oval Office

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170 Responses to “The President’s Day”


  1. 1 desertflower
    December 8, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    boom!

  2. December 8, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    He is so precious! Congrats on Furst DF!

  3. December 8, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Thanks a traaaaaaaaaazillllllllion Nerdy, you are the Robin van Persie of TOD!!!!

    • December 8, 2014 at 5:56 pm

      That must make me near Landon Donovan status among BT’s 😎

      • December 8, 2014 at 5:58 pm

        LP!!!!!!!!!!!!! *Great* to see you, how are ya?

        • December 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm

          Doing well Chips(other than the fact I can’t TOD page to load 😦 ) …how bout you?

          • December 8, 2014 at 6:05 pm

            Yikes LP, are you using an iPad? Dakota is having all kinds of problems too.

            All’s good, hope you’re doing well?

            • December 8, 2014 at 6:09 pm

              Yes, currently using an iPad…..about to abort! I’m doing fine and dandy…..looking forward to some chillax time over the holidays & hopefully contributing in some form or fashion…..glad all is well on your end….say hello to Danny 😀

              • December 8, 2014 at 6:21 pm

                Ah, more iPad hell. Mine crashes almost all the time when I use Safari, so I’ve given up. Grr.

                Danny says a big wuff back – again, great to see you back LP.

              • 10 MightyPamela
                December 8, 2014 at 6:41 pm

                I hadn’t answered Dakota, because I am in utter and total denial that my iPad is just not getting the job done any longer. I have emptied the thousands of photos, moved all the files and invoices, taken all the steps except resetting it to factory settings. My denial is based on information I have about Apple Apple Apple relegating its perfectly functioning devices to the obsolete pile, and I just cannot handle it. At. All.

                • December 8, 2014 at 6:53 pm

                  I’m sorry I haven’t kept up with all your explanations about this but have you taken it to the Apple store to have them evaluate it? Alleviate the guessing!

                  • 12 GGail
                    December 8, 2014 at 6:57 pm

                    meta – somehow, your simple answer…just made me laugh out loud 🙂

                  • 13 MightyPamela
                    December 8, 2014 at 7:27 pm

                    Thanks meta, I haven’t yet, tho I have thought about it!! I had zero problems with it for over 4 years, so let the insurance lapse, don’t think Apple will be too interested in checking it out!!

                    • December 8, 2014 at 7:51 pm

                      You can take it to Apple any time, you don’t need a live warranty. It’s best to make an appt so you’re not waiting forever in line – people bring in their stuff for every little thing.

                      Just google apple and the name of your city. Then go to the link and click on “genius bar.” Schedule an appt and VOILA. A professional geek will listen to your iPad problems and aggravations and do their best to provide a fix.

                      I’ve had my iPad for a little over a year and have never had any problems. I hope you get it figured out.

                    • 15 MightyPamela
                      December 8, 2014 at 9:01 pm

                      Thanks again, meta. I will do this, and will let you know the outcome. But it may not be immediately, tho I know the MacStore is not too far from here.

                • 16 Dakota
                  December 8, 2014 at 7:51 pm

                  So I’m not the only one with iPad issues! I haven’t had mine a year yet, but fortunately I did get insurance. Thanks everyone. AT&T and then The Apple Store.

      • 17 jacquelineoboomer
        December 8, 2014 at 7:40 pm

        I was wondering where you were yesterday, LP! So glad to see you.

    • 18 Nerdy Wonka
      December 8, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      Thanks, Chips.

  4. December 8, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    In where I speak truth.

  5. December 8, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    What a terrific legacy for the children who will know only PBO as their first president. He set a high bar for others to follow

  6. December 8, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Ah, beautiful child nerds. Does the heart good.

  7. 31 Vicki
    December 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Arapaho had some interesting comments about the abuse report being released tomorrow. Which i appreciate because this is an area I know very little about. I’d love to hear how TOD feels about this release—-too soon, too late, just right, never would be better— How will this affect POTUS?

    Lots of PBO tonight!!! Always a good thing.

  8. December 8, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    The caption under the Colbert pics said the President would appear on the final show on Dec 18, but is it tonight??

  9. 39 Linda
    December 8, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A police interview with a key witness was not provided along with the thousands of documents released after a grand jury decided to not indict a Ferguson police officer in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

    An Associated Press review of the records released by St. Louis County prosecutors confirms a report by KSDK-TV that a transcript of an interview with Dorian Johnson, who was with Brown when he was shot, wasn’t included.

    The two-hour interview was conducted by the FBI and a county police detective.

    A spokesman for Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch said he couldn’t explain the discrepancy.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/08/interview-missing-ferguso_n_6290282.html

    • 40 MightyPamela
      December 8, 2014 at 6:48 pm

      Perhaps when McCullough is stripped of all authority, reduced to the less than human piece of filth he really is, and is in the can for life, he and his spokesman might just be able to find an acceptable explanation.

  10. December 8, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Chips, you have much to answer for.

  11. 43 Squarepeg
    December 8, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Hello. Just stopping by.
    I saw this today, and what the hell is this fool talking about? He’s a rapper signed to Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation and he went on a twitter tirade against PBO. Can we get some folks to push back on this falsehoods he’s pushing?

    http://www.okayplayer.com/news/jay-electronica-blasts-president-obama-twitter-tirade.html

  12. 45 Judith Fardig
    December 8, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Popping in to say hello from London. Cannot wait to watch President Obama rock the Colbert Report. I may never be able to catch up with all the real news from TOD.

  13. 51 MightyPamela
    December 8, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Very, very impressed with how cool POTUS is, has always been, and always will be!! Also, am quite impressed with Colberts’ geneaology, I had no idea he was from a line so worth noting!!

  14. December 8, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    That about sums it all… LMAO. 🙂

    • December 8, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      Ha, I just tried to look at Rio Boy’s timeline and – sniffle – I see I’ve been blocked and Twitter are no longer allowing me view his words of wisdom. Are you similarly deprived, Hopefruit?

      • December 8, 2014 at 7:12 pm

        He blocked me but for some reason I can still see his tweets – which, not surprisingly, are now mostly about torture, John Kerry & Pres Obama….

        Nothing about Snowjob on his recent TL – although there are a few scattered tweets here and there about NSA..but that’s it. His TL is now heavy with the torture issue, and how the Obama administration is not holding torturers accountable….

        • December 8, 2014 at 7:17 pm

          Oi, how are you able to see them?! That’s discrimination!

          Actually, I just checked him in another browser and I laughed, the guy who said GWB’s national security judgment should be deferred to is now about torture. Riiiiight.

          • 57 hopefruit2
            December 8, 2014 at 7:35 pm

            Hmm… I think he must have requested heightened “blocking” for your account since you have repeatedly (and rightfully) exposed his disgusting hypocrisy as a defender of a white supremacist, as well as a former GWB supporter who is now 100% anti-Obama.

            • December 8, 2014 at 7:40 pm

              Heightened “blocking”? Crikey Hopefruit, just when I thought I was beginning to understand Twitter, I didn’t know there was such a thing!

              • 59 hopefruit2
                December 8, 2014 at 7:42 pm

                LOL – Chips I just made it up..speculating that there may be different levels of blocking.

                But I saw Allan on Twitter say that they are gradually updating their blocking system, so that is probably the correct explanation! 🙂

    • December 8, 2014 at 7:08 pm

  15. 66 arapaho415
    December 8, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Quick response to Vicki upthread (trying to do a bit of patio gardening before the sun sets).

    The Senate “torture” report must be issued before the end of the year because in Jan a new Senate is in session (aka GOP majority).

    I think it was PF58 who voiced concern about the timing, re: the horrors of ISIS/Al Qaeda, etc., but if the Senate did not release report this year, GWB/Cheney/Rumsfeld atrocities would be swept under the rug, as if it never happened.

    My question to Feinstein is: why didn’t the Senate release the report before the November elections, which might have given spineless Dems something to bash other than PBO?

    • December 8, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      Here’s the general rule: If ANYONE or anything – be it the Senate, or whoever or whatever, thinks that this report is going to be used to damage PBO – they are sadly mistaken.

      We’ve seen this movie 100 times before Arapho415 – PBO’s hands ARE CLEAN…they have always been, and thus, these reports which may be timed to create the most sensationalist headlines in the media are not going to negatively impact PBO to any great extent. If anything, they’re likely to backfire on those who are happily anticipating the report hoping to hurt PBO from it.

      Bottom Line: I am not going to spend a lot of time worrying about this.

      • 68 arapaho415
        December 8, 2014 at 8:12 pm

        Agree 100% — PBO and his Administration are and always have been against the inhumanity unleashed by GWB/Cheney/Rumsfeld.

        MSM/GOP/Comcast are now hyping “embassy security,” cheerleading militant attacks against American foreign service so that they can grasp onto another #Benghazi.

        The DC echo-chamber is also playing into American fears about ISIS/Daesh/Al Qaeda re: timing.

        My only point is that if Feinstein et.al. don’t release the report this year, it will never be released, and the MSM/GOP/Comcast will breathe a sigh of relief.

      • 69 Vicki
        December 8, 2014 at 8:31 pm

        Thank you hf and arapaho. I agree. I am not going to worry about how this will affect President Obama. Because it won’t. People who are worried probably have good reason to be worried for themselves.

  16. December 8, 2014 at 7:23 pm

  17. 96 desertflower
    December 8, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Absolute MUST READ…and sort of goes to Bobfr’s TruthandReconciliation Pass this along.

    http://sandiegofreepress.org/2014/12/white-power-the-missing-link-to-liberty-and-justice-for-all/

    • December 8, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      Yes, df. He’s on target ….

      “And, in such an environment, white children born today would come to see themselves as no better or no less than anyone else and then we could deal with what has us all by the huevos – the power structure. The fat cats at the top of the pack. Some generation, hopefully very soon, will have to understand that people are going to have to join forces to protect themselves from these people’s wicked games, their wars and their fascination with owning everything lock stock and barrel.

      Because when We the People give into them we’re left fighting among ourselves for what little is left of the social and economic and political pie to be had. We become so busy being screwed that we don’t take time to care if there are some among us who are being treated grossly unjustly.

      If race relations continue in the future as they are today, there will be no way a better world can be created. It’s going to take everybody’s efforts, in a spirit of love, as that has been the spirit in which struggles for civil and human rights have taken place. All we’ve ever wanted from these movements is equality. Justice.

      There have always been white people who have joined others in their quests to be treated fairly in a free society but there have never been enough. …..”

      “… but there have never been enough …”

      That’s what must change. That’s what the proposed #TruthAndReconciliation Movement is intended to catalyze and sustain.

      Thank you for bringing the article to our attention.

  18. December 8, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Hi Everyone! Awesome to see the Lebron and Cavs players keeping this going. Anyone know where can I find the taped POTUS BET interview?

  19. 115 desertflower
    December 8, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Simple. Sometimes it just takes one. LL, if you haven’t already, you may want to share this with your Storytime groups… Certainly apropos

  20. 116 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    December 8, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    “Seven of the ten most-sued police officers of the 35,000-member New York Police Department are in Staten Island. These suits are typically settled, with millions of dollars of taxpayer money being paid to the victims. Yet these officers are still on the streets making arrests. When our clients are assaulted, they are routinely charged with resisting arrest or assaulting an officer—attempts to justify the brutality. It becomes the accused’s word against the officer’s. This pits mainly poor men of color labeled as “criminals” against officers sworn to “serve and protect.””

    • 117 jacquelineoboomer
      December 8, 2014 at 9:31 pm

      The taxpayers are, in effect, paying the salary of these police officers and then, after the “10 most-sued” officers and others brutalize citizens, paying the cover-up money in settlement dollars. Sounds like acceptance and consent to this point, without prior knowledge, thanks to the system of “justice” that’s devolved over the decades. I’m thinking some of this will be changing. We’ll never get rid of all the rogue police officers, but something will change. Like how about a national registry of cops who should be banned for life from that profession.

  21. December 8, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Arapaho, if you’re reading right now, a comment on your comments about overnight lows in SoCal.

    The reason that they’re so high relative to normal is that we’re in an El Niño. Sure, a weak one, but still an El Niño. Besides increased rain, that also means that temps are higher than normal.

    • 119 arapaho415
      December 8, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      Don’t recall that was true in previous El Ninos, and I’ve lived in SoCal 50+ years.

      It’s not yet winter, but the reason the nighttime lows concern me is because of last January — when it felt like a desert summer for more than a week — which I’ve not experienced here before either.

  22. 120 Jeff
    December 8, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/08/carol-lackner-rikers-arrested_n_6291160.html?utm_hp_ref=crime

    at least the new york mayor is doing something about this travesty by reforming the system.

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  25. 123 donna dem 4 obama
    December 8, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    I love the hashtag #royalshutdown

  26. December 8, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Way cool!!!

    #ICantBreath

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    December 8, 2014 at 8:37 pm

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    Everywhere

  32. December 8, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    JOE and the Dr.

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  34. December 8, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    I’m sorry, this is one of the weirdest photos out there:

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  36. 144 forus50
    December 8, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    This person was live-tweeting a Ferguson meeting tonight.

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  41. December 8, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Anyone surprised …..

    #WhitePrivilege (Time, not Ellen, btw)

    #TruthAndReconciliation

  42. 165 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    December 8, 2014 at 9:25 pm

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  44. December 8, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    HELLO


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