The President’s Day


President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House. President Obama met with Vice President Joseph Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, National Security Adviser Susan Rice and spoke on the gunmen attack at the office of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France.






President Barack Obama approaches Marine One on the snow covered South Lawn prior to his departure from the White House


President Barack Obama, accompanied by 89th Airlift Wing Commander Col. John Millard, smiles as they walk on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.


President Barack Obama, followed by Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich and Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., as they arrive on Air Force One at Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport in Detroit

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama speaks at Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich., about the resurgent American automotive and manufacturing sector







Ford plant manager, Phillip Calhoun, President Barack Obama, Mark Fields, president and CEO of Ford, and Bill Ford eye a new mustang at Ford Michigan Assembly Plant


126 Responses to “The President’s Day”

  1. 1 desertflower
    January 7, 2015 at 7:59 pm


  2. 6 desertflower
    January 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    HA! Bringing this over but I think he’s not getting here until 7pm…that would be 9pm Eastern and 6pm Pacific


    • January 7, 2015 at 8:18 pm

      I am still at work and watching for the entourage.

    • January 7, 2015 at 8:33 pm

      This is the same view that I have from my office window. So exciting. Too bad he didn’t arrive in daylight.

    • 14 sjterrid
      January 8, 2015 at 1:10 am

      DF, I’m so excited that you are going to see the President tomorrow. I’m so happy for you. I can’t wait for your feedback. I saw the President once when he was at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in, I think, 2012. I was too far to get a close look or shake his hand, but it’s something I will never forget.

  3. 15 Judith Fardig
    January 7, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    HI DF – enjoy your time with our POTUS!

    • 16 desertflower
      January 7, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      Thank you so much, Judith! I can hardly wait…I don’t think I’ll be able to sleep tonight:)

      • January 7, 2015 at 8:17 pm

        Congrats df – ENJOY this once-in-a-lifetime experience, and please do give us a report tomorrow (if you’re able to stay awake after not sleeping tonight). 🙂

        • 18 desertflower
          January 7, 2015 at 8:25 pm

          How could I NOT share this momentous experience with all of you! I’ll let you know all the details…I suspect that I may even be able to post a comment or two before he even comes out…once he comes out…you won’t be hearing from me until it’s over:) Promise. 🙂 Really, really excited and honored to be able to go see him. Hope that Jackie4Obama gets to see him come into Sky Harbor airport tonight…I think she mentioned that was her plan!

      • January 7, 2015 at 8:43 pm

        I doubt you will sleep tonight but well worth it. I am excited for you.

  4. January 7, 2015 at 8:05 pm

  5. January 7, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Thank yoooooOOOOooOOOoooOOOooOOoooOOooooo Nerdy so much!!!!

  6. 26 JER
    January 7, 2015 at 8:06 pm

  7. 28 JER
    January 7, 2015 at 8:26 pm

  8. 29 jacquelineoboomer
    January 7, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Not sure if posted already …

  9. January 7, 2015 at 8:38 pm

  10. 33 JER
    January 7, 2015 at 8:40 pm

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  13. 36 mtmarilyn
    January 7, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Good evening TODville. It’s been a very busy day, haven’t been able to check in at all. Can’t wait to go back to listen to the President’s speech and to read all the posts. Tomorrow is also going to be very busy. I am so sorry I won’t be able to watch the President in Arizona live. But knowing Dersertflower will be there will be enough for me. I’ll catch up tomorrow evening

    Now to go and see what happened today.

  14. 39 desertflower
    January 7, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    It’s 74 outside right now…that should feel pretty good!

  15. 40 arapaho415
    January 7, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Great review of our President’s event-filled day, NW.

    While we’re cooling our heels for PBO to touch down at Sky Harbor, it looks like Spandan is on the same wavelength as @SenatorReid:

    Link to Spandan was posted here yesterday:

    And this tweet was sent today


  16. 41 desertflower
    January 7, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    I think he’s coming now!!

  17. January 7, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Wow. That plane is big an noisy. It just flew past my office and could hear it coming from inside here.

  18. 46 desertflower
    January 7, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    The Eagle has landed! Bear is loose! Welcome to Phoenix, Mr. President!

  19. 48 MightyPamela
    January 7, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Do we think in my lifetime we will really see a retrofitted auto industry which builds cars to run only on alternative fuel sources, like electricity, H2O, or solar energy? Autos which little people who don’t earn a lot of money can afford, so they, too, can be part of eliminating dependency on fossil fuel.. Why can’t every car have a solar rooftop collector, and maybe if we got going on the solar roadways, it could make a huge difference in a hurry. Or is it always about status quo, and planned obsolescence? With BigOil driving the entire world energy systems.

    • 49 99ts
      January 7, 2015 at 9:21 pm

      Big oil has received a fright over the past 12 months – if not in our lifetime – surely in the world of our daughters 🙂

      Now MP – if you are around – this downsizing is a disaster – nothing but nothing fits where we are going. Mr 99 almost decided he didn’t want to move – I had to talk fast & take him shopping for new “little” stuff!

  20. 50 jacquelineoboomer
    January 7, 2015 at 8:58 pm

  21. 51 JER
    January 7, 2015 at 9:00 pm

  22. January 7, 2015 at 9:01 pm

  23. 54 JER
    January 7, 2015 at 9:01 pm

  24. 56 desertflower
    January 7, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    someone handed him a baby:)

  25. 63 JER
    January 7, 2015 at 9:11 pm

  26. January 7, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    There he is, df!!

  27. 96 desertflower
    January 7, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    I hope he goes to the hotel, kicks back with a drink and watches a ball game or something…just relaxes….

  28. 99 arapaho415
    January 7, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Thanks JER and DF for the AZcentral live feed link, which was very entertaining.

    The announcer was quite thorough, counting the babies (3 babies!), the number of vehicles in the motorcade and the fact that the Biltmore was snubbed in favor of the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak.

    Think I’m almost as excited as DF now. 🙂

    • 100 idon
      January 7, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      The most important issue is the President’s safety. So I assume it was chosen over the Biltmore because it was more secure and safer getting the President to and from different locations.

  29. 101 JER
    January 7, 2015 at 9:17 pm

  30. 102 99ts
    January 7, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    There is a man in that picture up top with a light colored suit – in winter – has the media attacked him yet?

    • 103 desertflower
      January 7, 2015 at 9:21 pm

      It’s nearly 80 degrees here, 99:) Phoenicians don’t follow the “normal” winter dress rules….trust me:)

      • 104 99ts
        January 7, 2015 at 9:27 pm

        I thought it was at the car factory df – Isn’t that in the north? – but I was being factious re the media 🙂

        – And your temps are hotter than ours today!! We are having a mini break from summer.

      • January 7, 2015 at 9:53 pm

        14 degrees here in Willow Grove…just outside of Philly….brrrrrrrrrrr

  31. 106 JER
    January 7, 2015 at 9:20 pm

  32. 108 Nerdy Wonka
    January 7, 2015 at 9:28 pm

  33. 109 JER
    January 7, 2015 at 9:32 pm

  34. 112 JER
    January 7, 2015 at 9:33 pm

  35. January 7, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Where’s amk? I have a tweet just for him.

  36. 118 sabreen60
    January 7, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    I’m just catching up. What great threads! The MI speech was excellent. Man do I like to see the President smack the side of the podium. 🙂

  37. 119 JER
    January 7, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    • 120 GGail
      January 7, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      I have been so busy today, I’m out of the loop. Does he speak tonight or tomorrow?

      And thanks JER – your coverage is EXCELLENT. You feed our NEED! 😀

  38. January 7, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    O/T: Betty White just won People’s Choice award for favorite TV icon. Amazing!!!! Love her!

  39. 125 forus50
    January 7, 2015 at 9:44 pm

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