04
Feb
15

Rise and Shine

On This Day: A bronze bust of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is visible in the foreground as President Barack Obama meets with senior advisors, in the Oval Office, Feb. 4, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)

****

Today (all times Eastern)

10:55: The President meets with a group of “DREAMers” who have received deferred action with respect to deportation

1:30: White House Press Briefing

3:30: The President meets with American Muslim leaders, Roosevelt Room

5:30: The President hosts new members of Congress at a White House reception

****

On This Day

Senator Ted Kennedy, speaking at a rally for the presidential campaign of Senator Barack Obama in Hartford, the day before the Connecticut Super Tuesday primary. Congressional Representatives Rosa DeLauro, Chris Murphy and John B. Larson are onstage behind Ted Kennedy, along with Caroline Kennedy and Barack Obama. February 4, 2008

Hartford, February 4, 2008

Senator Obama shakes hands with supporters at the end of a rally at the XL Center in Hartford

****

President Obama greets attendees after making remarks in Washington, D.C., Feb. 4, 2010 (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President Obama signs pictures and other items in a holding room before making remarks in Washington, D.C., Feb. 4, 2010 (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

****

Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport, Feb 4, 2013

The Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center, Feb 4, 2013

****

 MoooOOOooorning!


106 Responses to “Rise and Shine”


  1. February 4, 2015 at 10:11 am

    No way!??????? didn’t read anything. 🙂

  2. 5 57andfemale
    February 4, 2015 at 10:13 am

    top something. Congrats, tnmtngirl!

    • February 4, 2015 at 10:18 am

      57, if the day is so icy and cold you’re reluctant to take your dogs for a walk, (a) are you eaten with guilt and (b) do they eat your house?

      • 7 57andfemale
        February 4, 2015 at 10:32 am

        They definitely miss their walks. Kasper gets antsy and he gets especially busy, moving toys around, grabbing scarves and gloves and whatnot. Nickelby gets antsier the longer they can’t go out for decent walks, but he does not get into trouble. In Chicago there is no way that everyone shovels snow or treats their sidewalks for ice, so it can be months that they don’t get a decent walk. The yard (now covered with shoulder-high piles of snow) has to suffice. Pearl is too little to even consider taking out for a walk unless the weather is mild. She adores her walks but she’s fine without one. She is, however, adept at getting out of her sweater. She has significant bald spots that we’ve never been able to diagnose, probably from her years of neglect.

        Do I feel guilty? If it’s safer for them (and me and Mr. 57), then no – I don’t feel guilty. If anyone could slip and fall, it’s me. We are all safer at home.

        • February 4, 2015 at 10:38 am

          Ah, thank you 57. I landed on my ass yesterday on ice, not helped by Danny pulling me like a sled, so I’m very reluctant to venture out today, really could do without a broken leg or something. It rarely happens that I can’t take him out, but when it does he seems clinically flippin’ depressed and I drown in guilt. But you’re right, way better to be safe than sorry. Hopefully tomorrow will be milder and I can take him out.

          • 9 57andfemale
            February 4, 2015 at 10:42 am

            We were dog sitting for a neighbor’s lab many years ago. The same thing happened to me – I fell, the dog pulled me like a sled and I dislocated my shoulder. My fear is that I would let go of the leash and the dogs would run into traffic. I err on the side of safety. That being said, I don’t have a lab and they need exercise. I have little dogs. However, if you break a leg or dislocate something, it’s dangerous trying to get home and you’ll be out of commission for weeks. Do you have room in the house to throw a ball or something? Play tug of war? Something to work off some of the energy?

  3. 20 Nena20409
    February 4, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Hello TOD.
    Sunny, Cold and Bright in my neck of the woods.
    I haven’t read anything Newsy…….but saw this as it was sent to me and had to come in a bit and post it.

    🙂
    Congrats Tnmtngirl on your Au ⭐
    BBL during my regular entrance…..Back to get some work done 😉

    • 21 Linda
      February 4, 2015 at 10:40 am

      Wow… not one word about Morning Joke, Horrible Andrea Mitchell, who can barely keep a sentence together that makes sense, or the awful show The Cycle. ?

      Griffin is clueless.

      So Wagner is a favorite ? He must not watch her show.

      I think Ari Melber deserves a show….. I am not sure which slot, but maybe he could take LO’D’s which really is only about him and his ego.

      • 22 idon
        February 4, 2015 at 1:02 pm

        Andrea Mitchell is married to Alan Greenspan who said “opps!” when economic recession started to really unravel between 2007 and 2008.

  4. February 4, 2015 at 10:27 am

  5. 26 japa21
    February 4, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Needless to say, I post a comment and immediately Chips opens a new threat. However, her not so subtle attempt to silence me will not work. I refuse to allow her to run roughshod over me. Besides, I like to hear myself talk (figuratively in thsi case). So, here it is again.

    GM all. Another beautiful winter day. Another day of seeing the GOP make fools of themselves. The only problem with them doing so is that the only thing keeping them from turning this country into a complete disaster is our President.

    I hope when the next Dem President is elected and also has a solidly Dem Congress and gets lots of things accomplished, PBO gets credit for not only what he did accomplish but also for what he prevented from happening.

  6. February 4, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Good morning TOD folks! keep warm. It’s cold here inthe northwest. Brrrr!

  7. 55 Vicki
    February 4, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Italy’s new leader—Left leaning, age 40
    Greece’s new leader—Very Left, age 40
    Spain’s up and coming political star and probable next leader—-Very Left, age 37

    So, uh, tell me again why one of our major political parties is pushing a Center Right cross between Margaret Thatcher and Angela Merkel

    • February 4, 2015 at 10:45 am

      WOW! Thanks for sharing this, Vicki. Positive reminders!

      Thanks for all the congrats. I did the comment, then instantly got involved in something else and just now got back to TOD. Haven’t even read everything so still have to do that. 🙂

    • 58 57andfemale
      February 4, 2015 at 10:52 am

      GOP-type policies are why Europe has struggled since the economic crash.

      It is now a religion to believe these deranged ideas. It has nothing to do with reality or with concern for people’s lives.

      • 59 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        February 4, 2015 at 11:41 am

        UNFORTUNATELY 57…SELFISHNESS AND GREED AND SOMEBODY ELSE’S MONEY TALKS…HOWEVER RECONCILLIATION DAY IS COMING AND IT WON’T BE PERDY!

      • February 4, 2015 at 1:26 pm

        Merkel looks around and tells the other countries to get their houses in order like Germany. She’s not totally wrong on that score but her unforgiving austerity is a complete failure. Again I wonder what the leverage is from places like Greece that will get her to ease up. Right now she’s running this show.

  8. 63 Dakota
    February 4, 2015 at 11:29 am

    MESSAGE FOR JACKIE G:

    I noticed that you are producing a newsletter. My hubby, who is also a Mr. G, is starting a newsletter next week. I wonder if you would be amenable to giving him some tips and direction? He’s an excellent writer and internet navigator so he’s not an absolute beginner. If you are ok with this, we can go from there. I’ll put message up on the next thread just in case you miss it. Thanks!

    • 64 jackiegrumbacher
      February 4, 2015 at 4:20 pm

      Dakota, thanks for the message. We do a political blog once a month for county Democrats, using a mailing list we’ve developed over ten years. It’s got information on Democratic events in the county, an editorial on some topic of the moment, and lots of links to news and issues at the local, state and national level. If that’s the kind of thing he’s doing, then I’ll be happy to share anything I can. My twitter name is tarr4o, so you can DM me if you want more information.

  9. 65 Linda
    February 4, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Wow….

    The UAE has suspended airstrikes on ISIL . They fear that if one of their pilots were to be captured, they would not be able to get them back.

    CNN Barbara Starr reporting from the Pentagon……although, she sometimes misinforms.

    When she interviewed Sec Hagel….she claimed he said he was being ” pressured ” by the WH to speed up detainee releases…..

    I watched that interview, he NEVER said that….What he said was that he had ” many conversations ” with the WH about detainee releases….he never used the word ” pressure “

  10. 66 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 4, 2015 at 11:34 am

    GOOD MORNING TOD FAMILY….I LOVE THE PROFILE OF PBO WITH THE BUST OF MLK….PERFECTION!….A MEANT TO BE…A DESTINY…I JUST WISH HE WERE HERE TO SEE OUR PRESIDENT TODAY…SURELY HE IS BEAMING FROM THE HEAVENS OVER A ‘SON’ MEANT TO UNSHACKLE THE PEOPLE…ALL PEOPLE!…HAD A BAD NIGHT…MR. UPCHUCK VISITED MY SPOUSE AND OF COURSE I NOW HAVE COMPLIMENTARY EARACHES AND HEADACHES…SO BE IT…AM STUCK INSIDE TODAY CLINGING TO THE CHICKEN NOODLE VERSION OF CUDDLES!….I LOVE MY PRESIDENT…WILL BE IN AND OUT OF HERE BUNCHES TODAY..:)..WATCHING FOR THE ENERGIZER!

    • 67 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      February 4, 2015 at 11:39 am

      HE WENT TO THE DOCS….STOMACH FLU FROM HIS GHOST EMPLOYEE PARTNER AT THE PD. IT AMAZES ME HOW POLITICS RULES A POLICE DEPT. AND A GUY WHO DOESN’T WORK AND SPENDS HIS SALARIED TIME ON HIS OWN SIDE BUSINESS…AND THEY ALLOW IT AND WE THE TAXPAYER PAY FOR IT!

    • 68 GGail
      February 4, 2015 at 11:47 am

      Sue, take good care of Mr. Sue. You don’t want to go visit lil Brent and get him sick too.

      Hang in there y’all – you only have six more weeks before Spring…or so I’m been told 🙂

      • 69 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        February 4, 2015 at 12:54 pm

        THANK YOU GGAIL…BLESSINGS….:)…SPRING!!!!!!…YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!…SAW THE MAYOR FROM SUN PRAIRIE WI…YESTERDAY…BITTEN BY THE GROUNDHOG…HE STILL HAS AN EAR!..:) I DO FEEL FOR PBO THAT HE HAS A CONGRESSIONAL RECEPTION THIS EVENING…I DO HOPE WE GET TO WATCH IT…I WOULD LOVE TO…I DID HAVE AN IDEA FOR LOCATION….THE AMBIANCE OF THE SEWER PLANT?????…I’M SURE THERE’S ALOT OF FILL IN THE BLANKS IN DC!…JUST SAYIN’!!!!!

  11. 70 Vicki
    February 4, 2015 at 11:41 am

    NYC gossip: Seen lunching yesterday were David Axelrod and John Del Cecato.

  12. 72 Nerdy Wonka
    February 4, 2015 at 11:44 am

    • 73 Linda
      February 4, 2015 at 12:11 pm

      He is so cheap, he didn’t have the coat sleeves altered to fit his arms.

    • 74 miss pat
      February 4, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      I thought he lost weight with that stomach shrinking operation he had. Lap-band or tie-band; something like that.The man is wide; he is as wide.

  13. 75 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 4, 2015 at 11:46 am

    WILL CHECK BACK LATER…I HAVE MORNING KITCHEN MESSES TO CLEAN UP AND I’M LATE…AND SLOW…:(

  14. 76 Nerdy Wonka
    February 4, 2015 at 11:47 am

    To those who are too cowardly to talk about Chelsea while I am present and only do so after skulking around to make sure the coast is clear…

  15. 86 Linda
    February 4, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Mitch McConnell just appointed himself to the EPA subcommittee on Appropriations.

    No doubt he will try to gut the Agency’s money

  16. 88 Linda
    February 4, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    For-Profit College That Allegedly Conned Students Will Forgive $480 Million In Debts

    Students who were bilked into taking abusive high-interest student loans out from a leading for-profit college company will get some significant relief, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Tuesday. A total of $480 million in debt will ultimately be forgiven under the arrangement and 40 percent of the amount will be forgiven immediately for people who took out private loans from Corinthian Colleges’ so-called “Genesis” program.

    Under federal pressure over its recruiting and student lending practices, Corinthian just completed a deal to sell half its campuses to a company called ECMC. ECMC will take a number of steps to convert the schools from Corinthian’s notorious business model to one that the Department of Education hopes will operate more benevolently and provide students with better outcomes. Tuesday’s debt writedown will cost ECMC a little bit of money, but in exchange they will be immune from liability in a nearly $570 million CFPB lawsuit.

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2015/02/04/3618792/corinthian-colleges-loan-forgiveness-debt-buyer/

    Yea Richard Cordray

  17. 89 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    February 4, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Good morning, once again! Taking a brief break from my office hours; my timing this morning was impeccable, as the mailman drove up as I was placing the last tray of bills on my front porch!

    I was able to reschedule my Dr’s appointment, so I WILL be able to see Axelrod next Thursday at the Free Library! Disappointed that the book doesn’t come out until the 10th; was hoping to get book at a discount from Costco…

  18. 91 Linda
    February 4, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Utah Lawmaker Questions Whether Sex With An Unconscious Person Should Always Be Considered Rape

    A bill in the Utah legislature would clarify the state’s rape statute by making clear that a person who is unconscious cannot give their consent. According to local prosecutors and advocates, the ambiguity is making it difficult to pursue some rape cases and may be discouraging women from coming forward.

    As the bill was considered by the Utah Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Representative Brian Greene voiced his concerns. He wasn’t sure that having sex with an unconscious person should always count as rape. Green said the sex with an unconscious person seemed like rape to him in a “first date scenario” but questioned having a bright line rule for married couples or other individuals with a prior relationship.

    http://thinkprogress.org/health/2015/02/03/3618973/utah-lawmaker-questions-whether-sex-unconscious-person-always-considered-rape/

    Seriously ????

  19. 93 amk for obama
    February 4, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    furst !!!!

  20. 96 Linda
    February 4, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Mrs Greenspan just repeated the lie about PBO’s comment on vaccines to Dr Frieden from the CDC…

    She included HRC as also being ” skeptical ” back in 2008.

  21. 99 57andfemale
    February 4, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Sigh…….

    • 100 japa21
      February 4, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      One of the two most favorite things my wife and I did on our Alaska cruise was go on a whale watching expedition. Ended up in the midst of 3-4 pods. It was fascinating. Can’t imagine not paying attention to those magnificant animals.

  22. 102 Linda
    February 4, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Fox News Site Posts Full Video Of Islamic State Hostage Being Burned Alive

    Malcolm Nance, the executive director of the Terror Asymmetrics Project on Strategy, Tactics and Radical Ideology told the Guardian on Wednesday that Fox News publishing the video was “exactly what Isis wants to propagate.”

    “[Fox News] are literally – literally – working for al-Qaida and Isis’ media arm,” Nance said, saying that the channel had placed more hostages, including an American, in danger.

    “They might as well start sending them royalty checks,” he added.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/fox-website-posts-isil-video-jordanian-pilot

    • 103 japa21
      February 4, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      Fox News wants ISIS to succeed, so long as a Dem is President. If a Republican were President they wouldn’t be showing this.

  23. 104 Linda
    February 4, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Report: Israeli Ambassador Doing Damage Control With House Dems

    Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer met Wednesday with Jewish Democrats on the Hill as tensions over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress continued to escalate, according to Politico.

    Politico reported that Dermer met for an hour with Reps. Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Sander Levin (D-MI), Steve Israel (D-NY), Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) in Israel’s office.

    The meeting came amid reports that dozens of congressional Democrats were considering a boycott of Netanyahu’s March 3 speech, arranged by Dermer and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) without consulting the White House.

    The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent reported earlier Wednesday that Jewish Democrats in the House had considered putting out a statement calling for Netanyahu’s speech to be delayed. But they couldn’t agree on what it should say.

    —-

    They couldn’t agree on what to say ? Wimps !


Comments are currently closed.

@POTUS

@BarackObama

@WhiteHouse

@FLOTUS

@MichelleObama

@PeteSouza

Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.

@TheObamaDiary

@NerdyWonka

RSS Obama White House.gov

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS WH Tumblr

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS Steve Benen

  • 'We simply cannot afford to leave people behind,' says House member
  • Joe: When you follow Trump, he'll take you into the sewer and keep you there (as long as it suits him)
  • Aly Raisman discusses difficulty of 'healing in her private moments' while trauma is so public
  • 'There is no executive privilege for sedition': Joe's message to Trump on Jan. 6 subpoenas
  • Psaki: GOP could raise debt limit tomorrow. Instead, they ‘play games with our economy.’

Categories

Archives

Blog Stats

  • 43,104,614 hits
February 2015
M T W T F S S
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
232425262728  

%d bloggers like this: