The President and First Lady Deliver Toys for Tots

1:45 ET: The President and the First Lady deliver toys and gifts donated by Executive Office of The President staff to the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots Campaign, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling


135 Responses to “The President and First Lady Deliver Toys for Tots”

  1. December 10, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Good Afternoon, TODers!!!

  2. 3 yardarm756
    December 10, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    GA swbluega….Congrats on #1!

  3. 12 Nena20409
    December 10, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Gold for Swbluega ⭐
    Hello TOD.

  4. 14 yardarm756
    December 10, 2014 at 1:33 pm


    • 15 vcprezofan2
      December 10, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      I’m so jaded this last little while that my first thought when the teenager touched the elderly lady’s bags was that I could just see her putting up a screech and a black or brown kid being injured as a result. I would not be encouraging any of my young relatives to try that – which is really a pity.

  5. 17 JER
    December 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm

  6. December 10, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Good Afternoon TODVille.

    Our First Lady looks great.

  7. 19 JER
    December 10, 2014 at 1:49 pm

  8. 20 JER
    December 10, 2014 at 1:55 pm


  9. 21 Nena20409
    December 10, 2014 at 2:01 pm

  10. December 10, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I love our POTUS and FLOTUS, look at how hard they are working. 🙂

  11. 26 Nena20409
    December 10, 2014 at 2:02 pm


    Instagram announced Wednesday that it has surpassed 300 million active users — and in doing so, it has also surpassed Twitter, whose active user count stands at 284 million.

  12. 27 Nena20409
    December 10, 2014 at 2:03 pm

  13. 28 Nena20409
    December 10, 2014 at 2:05 pm

  14. 29 yardarm756
    December 10, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Some folks passports are no longer valid I guess?

  15. 30 JER
    December 10, 2014 at 2:11 pm


  16. 31 idon
    December 10, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Lord Jesus this siw hy I love my President and First Lady so hard. they are truly the people’s President and First Lady. They truly exemplify serving the people in every sense of the word. It just brings tears to my eyes. I love them so.

  17. December 10, 2014 at 2:12 pm

  18. 35 Nena20409
    December 10, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    I really don’t get this Stupidity. It is Crude, Wicked and Wrong in so many levels……when de Blasio has nothing to do with it.
    Despicable form of Yellow Journalism.

  19. 36 Nena20409
    December 10, 2014 at 2:15 pm


  20. 38 JER
    December 10, 2014 at 2:16 pm

  21. 42 JER
    December 10, 2014 at 2:18 pm

  22. 43 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    December 10, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Yes! Just heard commercial for Saturday’s march in DC. Rev Al’s doing it right; 10:30 rally at Freedom Plaza, then noon march to the Capitol! Finally, someone focused on the do nothing congress!

    • 44 jacquelineoboomer
      December 10, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      Thank you, Rev. Al!

    • 45 Linda
      December 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      That is great….but they are all leaving tomorrow…..

      • 46 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        December 10, 2014 at 2:56 pm

        Realize that, however, this rally, called on less than two weeks notice, is capitalizing on the current momentum. Hopefully, the call to action will include asking folks to contact, picket, protest at their congresscritter’s local office.

      • December 10, 2014 at 3:16 pm


        just a few of his tweets…

        reminds me of the OWS reaction to John Lewis…

  23. 48 JER
    December 10, 2014 at 2:19 pm

  24. December 10, 2014 at 2:24 pm

  25. 51 yardarm756
    December 10, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    OT- just received in my e-mail……BE AWARE!

    Snopes says this one is true: http://www.snopes.com/fraud/sales/express.asp

    This holiday season, watch out.

    > Just when you thought you’d heard it all. This scam is
    > actually very clever. Be very careful out there! This one
    > could easily slip by most anyone – beware of people bearing
    > gifts. The following is a recounting of the incident from
    > the victim:
    > Wednesday a week
    > ago, I had a phone call from someone saying that he was from
    > some outfit called: “Express Couriers,”(The name
    > could have been anything) he asked if I was going to be home
    > because there was a package delivery for me that required a
    > signature.

    > The caller said
    > that the delivery would arrive at my home in roughly an
    > hour, and sure enough, about an hour later, a uniformed
    > delivery man turned up with a beautiful basket of flowers
    > and wine. I was very surprised since it did not involve any
    > special occasion or holiday, and I certainly didn’t
    > expect anything like it. Intrigued about who had sent me
    > such a gift, I inquired as to who the sender was. The
    > deliveryman’s reply was, he was only delivering the gift
    > package, but allegedly a card was being sent separately…
    > (the card has never arrived!) There was also a consignment
    > note with the gift.
    > He then went on to explain that because the gift contained
    > alcohol, there was a $3.50 “delivery/ verification
    > charge,” providing proof that he had actually delivered
    > the package to an adult of legal drinking age, and not just
    > left it on the doorstep where it could be stolen or taken by
    > anyone, especially a minor.
    > This sounded logical and I offered to pay him cash. He then
    > said that the delivery company required payment to be by
    > credit or debit card only, so that everything is properly
    > accounted for, and this would keep help in keeping a legal
    > record of the transaction. He added couriers not needing to
    > carry a bunch of cash, would make them less likely targets
    > for robbery.
    > My husband, who by this time was standing beside me, pulled
    > his wallet out of his pocket with the credit/debit card, and
    > ‘John,’ the “delivery man,” asked my
    > husband to swipe his card on a small mobile card machine. It
    > had a small screen and keypad where Frank was also asked to
    > enter the card’s PIN and security number. A receipt was
    > printed out and given to us as our copy of the transaction.
    > He then said everything was in order, and wished us good
    > day.
    > To our horrible surprise, between Thursday and the following
    > Monday, $4,000 had been charged/withdrawn from our
    > credit/debit account at various ATM machines. It appeared
    > that somehow the “mobile credit card machine,”
    > which the deliveryman carried now had all the info necessary
    > to create a “dummy” card with all our card details
    > after my husband swiped our card and entered the requested
    > PIN and security number.
    > Upon finding out about the illegal transactions on our card,
    > we immediately notified the bank which issued us a new card,
    > and our credit/debit account was closed.
    > We also personally went to the Police, where it was
    > confirmed that it is definitely a scam because several
    > households had been similarly hit.
    > WARNING: Be wary of accepting any “surprise gift or
    > package,” which you neither expected nor personally
    > ordered, especially if it involves any kind of payment as a
    > condition of receiving the gift or package. Also, never
    > accept anything if you do not personally know or there is no
    > proper identification of who the sender is. Above all, the
    > only time you should give out any personal credit/debit card
    > information is when you yourself initiated the purchase or
    > transaction!
    > Pass this on, it may just prevent someone else from being
    > swindled.
    > So, a basket of flowers and a bottle of wine for only
    > $4,000!! A good return on their investment…and they had to
    > put together the credit card swiper…

  26. December 10, 2014 at 2:44 pm

  27. December 10, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Congrats sw and thanks Chips for all you do. I can’t keep up but I try.

  28. December 10, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    “Hope is not only audacious, it is substantial. Hope is what allows us to deal with problems creatively. In order to deal with fear, we have to mobilize hope. Hope is one of the most precious gifts we can give each other and the people we work with to make change.”


  29. December 10, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    It’s not unusual for my local newspaper to print ugly letters to the editor. I could post a link to twitter but no one without a subscription could read the letter. I only read the letters-to-the-editor occasionally. Anyone who does disagree with these idjits will be scathed in letters back. So much so people with opposing views rarely write. However I couldn’t let this letter go by without my opinion. I just hope it made a difference. As a Wyoming White Woman I’m not sure what I should say outside my community. The letter I’m talking about is just another “Blame the Victom” letter.

    • December 10, 2014 at 3:08 pm

      Oops, I did not mean to post that yet, I was proof-reading. Yes me, trying not to make spelling or grammatical errors because it’s been so long since I’ve typed more than 140 characters or just a photo.
      Victim was the word I was trying to correct. 😦
      Enough, here is what I wrote in the comments. . .
      ‘Why should we consider the crimes of the victim? Courts do not allow past crimes to be brought in front of the Court when someone is prosecuted. None of the crimes you mentioned deserve the death penalty.
      Who made you or the police officer “Judge, Jury & Executioner”?’

      • 57 0388jojothecat
        December 10, 2014 at 3:21 pm

        Bravo Carol, thanks for giving a sensible rebuttal..I hope they print it. Just imagine if any if us who committed small petty crimes as youth were killed on the spot or jailed for years and ruining our lives while rich kids go free due to affluenza.

        • December 10, 2014 at 3:32 pm

          Yes, it’s not easy replying with logic but the post is for the wider audience of the county. My post hasn’t been approved yet.

        • 59 arapaho415
          December 10, 2014 at 4:17 pm

          Yay CM, thank you for responding to your local newspaper.

          Agree with jojo that we as society turn a blind eye to “affluenza” defense.

          There’s so many people in Texas (I think that’s where the affluenza case was — where the 16-year-old driver ran over 4 people (2 who had engine problems, 2 good Samaritans) and all he gets in in-patient care at a Malibu rehab center overlooking the Pacific Ocean). If anyone needs a lesson in life it’s a person like him.

          It heartens me to see the price of oil plunge — I hope it takes down these people with far too much money from oil in Texas — last month there were lots of articles about the costliest divorce settlement in the US, where the wife wants more money because millions a month isn’t enough for her. Just makes me sick to think about what awful people these are.

      • 60 GGail
        December 10, 2014 at 3:31 pm

        Good for you CarolMae, standing up for what’s right is always a good thing 🙂

      • 62 sjterrid
        December 10, 2014 at 4:20 pm

        All though they might not print it, thank you for speaking up, CarolMae.

  30. December 10, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    so shameful, so criminal …

    bbl ….

  31. 66 Jeff
    December 10, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    I guess Mark Udall is lashing out at the president over the torture reports. He’s accusing him of engaging in a coverup. What an asshole this man is,

    • 67 Linda
      December 10, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      He is upset about the 28 pages of complete redactions, I think.

    • 69 nospin
      December 10, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      I read similar responses on multiple posts on several sites but personally I am in the “who gives a shit” bracket.

      It happened, folks knew what was going on and the repubs, some dems and the media continued to enable it. After cleaning up that mess the first few years he was in office in additional to all other crises….POTUS has enough to do at this point.

      I get additionally perturbed because those complaining probably did not vote in November. So they can miss me with this latest outrage.

      POTUS has it right. Acknowledge what we did wrong publicly and work to make sure it never happens again. Move forward.

    • December 10, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      That what I call CHANGING THE SUBJECT.

      Adios, Udall.

      • 71 arapaho415
        December 10, 2014 at 4:21 pm

        That’s why he lost his Senate seat in Colorado.

        I didn’t want teabagger Cory Gardner to win, but Udall distancing himself from our President was ridiculous and did not appeal to those who live in Colorado for the Rocky Mountain high.

  32. 72 JER
    December 10, 2014 at 3:04 pm


    …The average national price of gasoline fell to $2.66 a gallon on Tuesday according to AAA, 61 cents less than last year at this time. The national average has fallen every day since September 26.

    Costco has the potential to win twice with fuel prices declining, first because it pays less to buy gasoline for its fuel pumps, and second because when those savings are passed on to customers, they may spend more freely once they get into the store. …


    • 73 0388jojothecat
      December 10, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      I went to Costco recently and walked out with only two items. I wish I had a bigger family to purchase a cart full of stuff. I think this year people will spend a lot more due to low gas prices. Thanks President Obama!

  33. 74 Linda
    December 10, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Nancy Pelosi’s office has sent out 3 e-mails in the last hour coming out against the funding bill because of the roll back of banning credit default swaps for banks.

    Maybe there are not enough votes for Boehner to get this passed now.

  34. December 10, 2014 at 3:30 pm

  35. 78 vcprezofan2
    December 10, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Okay, since this is the ‘delivery’ post, I’m delivering Pamela’s birthday song and cake now so that it will be here when she drops in again.
    “Happy Birthday, ole gurl!”

    Enjoy your cake!

  36. December 10, 2014 at 3:36 pm

  37. 91 JER
    December 10, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    President Barack Obama holds six-month-old William Gettle at Toys for Tots event. Getty Images

    • 92 arapaho415
      December 10, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      Missed the event, but glad to see that PBO had the chance to cuddle babies — I think he’s missed that — think it really recharges his batteries when he has a tangible reminder of why the progressive fight is so important.

      • 93 vcprezofan2
        December 10, 2014 at 4:53 pm

        Hi, Arapaho! Yes, it recharges PBO’s batteries to look into the eyes of innocence, truth and possibilities.

  38. December 10, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Oh forgot to mention that our county has twice as many cases of Gonorrhea than we did last year. . .

  39. December 10, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    • 98 nospin
      December 10, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      my hope is someone sends Deray a private message regarding erring on the side of not making this about him and to focus on the larger issue….equality for people of color and to stop police brutality.

      Given the history of this country, we need all hands (and organizations) on deck to help bend the arc towards justice.

      my 2 cents.

    • 102 jacquelineoboomer
      December 10, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      I get his young viewpoint in several ways, and good for him, but I also get the reasoning for the March on Washington. And, yes, some of it is PR … there’s good PR to be had, too, which I’m hoping he doesn’t forget – including reminding people where we were in 1963 and during other marches, and where we still are in 2014. Different ways to attract and affect the national psyche, old and new.

  40. December 10, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    I meant to post this

    sorry about all the errors……. 😦

    the first tweet about was posted up stream…..

    and that other mish mash…is hmmm…just a cut and paste error….


  41. 108 Linda
    December 10, 2014 at 3:53 pm


    Wolf Blitzer will be interviewing himself at 5 PM in The Situation Room to explain his stupid interview with Senator Feinstein yesterday. Also at the table will be Torture apologists John Rizzo, Peter King and the entire Fox News lineup.

    Set your DVR’s

  42. 109 debz
    December 10, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    This has had me fuming all day. These entitles jackasses have been nothing but disrespectful of PBO since day one. On his next trip overseas, I hope he ignores all of them.

    • 110 nospin
      December 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      IF it happened, I say good on him.

    • December 10, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      EFF YOU and the rest of your so-called journalist colleagues, Anne Compton. You’re an embarrassment to our country!

      • 112 debz
        December 10, 2014 at 4:09 pm

        Compton and the whole lot of ’em are an embarrassment.

      • 113 Linda
        December 10, 2014 at 4:09 pm

        I saw that show….she is also upset that PBO goes around them by issuing West Wing Week. She also hates that he has his own videographer.

        Basically…he is uppity.

        • December 10, 2014 at 4:17 pm

          Old school, worthless, entitled journalists who need to retire. Adios, Ann.

        • 115 debz
          December 10, 2014 at 4:25 pm

          In the “uppity” catagory, isn’t she the one, who in his very first press conference, asked how if “feels” to be the “black President’?

        • 116 CEB
          December 10, 2014 at 4:34 pm

          If she and the others did their jobs (objective, impartial reporting of what PBO says and does and their impact on the lives of people here and abroad), PBO would not need to go around them so much. He is getting it done without kissing up to them and having the nerve to be successful, respected and well-loved despite all that she and the other Beltway media hacks have done to try to destroy him. She and those like her need to stfu and learn how to do their jobs. PBO brushes them off and swats them like he did that fly. He does not beg them, nor asks for their permission, and is not interested in their false friendship. He is a grown-ass man in charge of his own damn self. I am so tired of mofos like her. PBO is a man for the ages and she and the other arrogant, GOP water carrying traitors will be relegated to the dust bin of history. Furthermore, grown men curse (remember BFD Biden); she needs to get over herself. I hope he did curse the mofos out, they deserve this and more for their dereliction of duty.

    • December 10, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    • 126 vcprezofan2
      December 10, 2014 at 4:21 pm

      I couldn’t find that pompous idiot’s twitter address earlier. If her ‘reap what you sow’ adage applied in PBO’s case he wouldn’t have had to deal with the likes of her; he’d have ‘reaped’ good journalists. These has-beens can’t wait to retire/leave their jobs to ‘reveal’ whatever scoop they think they have. She ought to be grateful that he was decent enough to tell them what he thought of them ‘off the record’. It simply annoys me that each one is rushing madly to get his/her bit of glory against this man/admin. Was she hyping her book too or is that to come later?

    • 130 MightyPamela
      December 10, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      Hey, the whpc should hear the level of energetic profanity towards them around here!! They do not deserve to walk in the door of the WH.

    • December 10, 2014 at 4:49 pm


      Every time I hear the name Ann Compton it reminds me of her deep and probing questioning about “bedroom slippers”. I never heard her ask a relevant question about anything. The woman is an embarrassment.

      those bedroom slippers……


  43. December 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    • 133 HZ
      December 10, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      I am thankful for Ms. Ann Compton leaving us the hell alone. And for so many grateful thoughts of knowing that she will Not be sitting in a seat with her disrespect for the most gracious, gentleman essence of the greatest president ever, and the witch knows it. That is why she is sitting there bad mouthing PBO. She has never and never will be a person that I will ever had respect for when it comes to her manners toward PBO. Goodbye, Ann Compton. And to think that the President was such a gentleman to recognize her in the WHPC room congratulating her on her retirement. He really did not have to do that. Tired of these old crumble up talking heads disrespecting POB.

      • December 10, 2014 at 9:39 pm

        Yes, HZ, I was thinking about how PBO so graciously recognized her retirement when viewing her unbridled contempt. She is crass like the rest of them. ADIOS, Ann.

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