146 Responses to “Happy President’s Day!”

  1. 1 Roberta in MN
    February 16, 2015 at 11:30 am

    GM Just logged back in

  2. 5 Nerdy Wonka
    February 16, 2015 at 11:32 am

  3. 10 GGail
    February 16, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Good West Coast President’s Day morning Chipsticks & TOD family,

    Chips, wonderful news on Ireland winning the Cricket World Cup!!!

    Desert Flower – so happy that you’re getting a new baby πŸ™‚ Looking forward to seeing pictures!

    Thank you Barack Obama for being the best President the United States has ever had!!!!

  4. 11 Roberta in MN
    February 16, 2015 at 11:35 am

    I think I am my last comment is in limbo somewhere? says I can’t post too soon and then WP locked up. Will you look for it Nerdy? Just a congrats on an awesome picture of our President. You & Chips are awesomeness its self.

    • 12 jackiegrumbacher
      February 16, 2015 at 1:34 pm

      I had a problem with WP locking up on me this morning, as well, Roberta. Have no idea why it does this.

  5. February 16, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Happy President’s Day, Mr. President! Congrats Roberta and GGail on 1st-place tie πŸ™‚

  6. 15 JER
    February 16, 2015 at 11:39 am

    The president is scheduled to depart from the airport at about 5:30 p.m. EST.

    • 16 GGail
      February 16, 2015 at 11:41 am

      GM JER, you do good work – thank you!

        February 16, 2015 at 11:49 am


          February 16, 2015 at 11:53 am


    • February 16, 2015 at 12:40 pm

      He’s up and out very early. Probably wants to beat the heat!

      • February 16, 2015 at 12:42 pm

        Heat? What is this ‘heat’ that you speak of?

        • 21 GGail
          February 16, 2015 at 1:15 pm

          Chips, it’s a beautiful day in our neighborhood. If you move out here, we’ll keep your identity a secret so the paparazzi won’t disturb you and Danny. We have woods, mountains and an Ocean you two would love to explore πŸ˜€

        • February 16, 2015 at 1:22 pm

          I know I sound crazy complaining about our heat wave but it’s true!

          • 23 GGail
            February 16, 2015 at 1:32 pm

            Not crazy meta. But at least you have had some rain recently. we’re bone dry and hot, but I love the weather.

            • 24 HZ
              February 16, 2015 at 11:08 pm

              Chips, I graciously alongside of my beautiful neighbors out here would love to have you and my Danny out here to enjoy this beautiful weather that is greeting our wonderful President during his visit. It is totally wonderful. Our POTUS has to be having a great time as the lovely weather greets him daily during this visit.

              Chips, I would personally greet you with your favorite early morning drink and my Danny’s favorite sipping of his great liquid every morning of your stay out here with us. The weather out here is deliciously gorgeous for him during this visit. Wonderfully beautiful!. Perfect weather for one of his favorite games of enjoyment and the refreshment and regrouping of his thoughts as he works and relaxes during this visit. He soooooooooooooooooooo deserves the weather and time. Weather wise, we really did roll out the red carpet for our beloved POTUS. May this be a wonderful visit for him in this beautiful land of America.HZ

  7. 25 forus50
    February 16, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Good morning all! I haven’t been following closely on this so can someone clarify the reason for the trip west for POTUS this past weekend? It seems he might be using this house in Arizona as an alternative to Camp David?

    • February 16, 2015 at 11:44 am

      Am I remembering incorrectly that some past President’s Day weekend Michelle and the girls went skiing in CO???

    • 30 Nerdy Wonka
      February 16, 2015 at 11:46 am

      President Obama isn’t in Arizona. He’s in California. He usually travels west (California) during President’s Day for meetings with foreign leaders for foreign policy discussions. Then he visits the golf course after the meetings are concluded, so he can relax. He was in California this year for a cybersecurity summit.

    • 31 COS
      February 16, 2015 at 11:48 am

      PBO attended a Cyber security summit at Stanford and had a fundraiser.

  8. February 16, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Thank a traaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabillion Nerdy!!!!!!!

  9. 33 Nena20409
    February 16, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    2009 official POTUS Portrait.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    2013 Official POTUS Portrait

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Happy President’s Day…..Lovely TOD Community πŸ˜‰

  10. February 16, 2015 at 12:12 pm

  11. 39 Linda
    February 16, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    New Rankings Obliterate Republican Claim That Obama Is The Worst President In History


    I call BS on ranking Clinton higher than PBO . PBO has had to spend a lot of time cleaning up after Clinton’s messes and still has 2 more years in his Presidency.


    • February 16, 2015 at 12:45 pm

      Indeed Linda….those “rankings” disguised as a rebuttal to GOP, but are really an effort to boost the Clintons vis-a-vis PBO…

      We see right thru their B.S.!

  12. 41 Dakota
    February 16, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Morning everyone!

    Happy President’s Day to my beloved President!

    Congrats on the new baby DesertFlower. Our friends just got a new rescue, part Shar Pei for sure and Boxer, I think. 6 months old and huge! He’s a handful, but a sweetie. Wants to sit in your lap like a baby. Best wishes.

    Spring-like weather here today so I’m off for a much needed walk.

  13. 49 Nena20409
    February 16, 2015 at 12:33 pm

  14. 50 JER
    February 16, 2015 at 12:35 pm

  15. 59 Nena20409
    February 16, 2015 at 12:39 pm


  16. February 16, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    OK, missus is heading into the interview

  17. 67 sherijr
    February 16, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Happy President’s Day Mr. President, my President~ Congratulations DF on your new little (really big) baby… one of my guilts is going online and looking a dogs/puppies needing homes.. can’t have another as my sheepdog will not allow it… and everytime I see a great dane, I think of you.. have considered this breed someday for us, we love big dogs. Best wishes to you both πŸ™‚

    Thank you Chips.. and Congrats to Ireland, didn’t I read that they won ‘something’?? πŸ˜‰

  18. February 16, 2015 at 12:53 pm

  19. 71 vcprezofan2
    February 16, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Humpff! Other than it being Family Day, I have noooo idea why I made such a huge breakfast – brunch really – then stuffed my face so that now I can barely move, when I’m all by myself. Sigh. /perking up/ Nevertheless, the kitchen has been tidied, the last load of laundry folded, the floors washed, and I can now join, without guilt, in the fun in the TOD village.


    • 72 GGail
      February 16, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      Hellllloooooo vc!
      Stuffed to the gills are ya?
      I had a lite breakfast and am enjoying the sunshine and warm weather with my blinds open and my front door open. I can hear the birds singing on this beautiful Presidents Day πŸ™‚

      • 73 vcprezofan2
        February 16, 2015 at 1:22 pm

        Presidents Day greetings to you, Lady GxG!

        Honestly I could have fed you and a couple others, so it’s all your fault that I overate! Also, too, so you don’t think you are uni-q [pronounced in 3 syllables], I am enjoying bright sunlight, comfortable cool weather with blinds and drapes open and…… . Okay, the door is closed (since I don’t want any animals to think they are invited inside) and the birds that generally hang out here are away on a trip. πŸ˜€ Really, there’s absolutely no need for you to brag because your birds cannot afford to travel, or don’t know how.

  20. 75 57andfemale
    February 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm

  21. February 16, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Is it true that Google…Facebook…Apple…were not at the Cyber Security Summit?

  22. 83 Allison
    February 16, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    GA All..Happy President’s Day to Barack Obama!!

    When Jennifer Hibben-White learned that she and her newborn son Griffin may have been exposed to measles, she didn’t take it quietly. It made her angry — “angry as hell” — and she wanted everyone to know it.

    The Toronto-area mom took to Facebook and her story quickly went viral; as of Thursday night, it’s been shared more than 275,000 times. She posted a photo of Griffin and wrote:

    This is my son Griffin, and he may have measles.

    On February 9th, I received a phone call from York Region Public Health, informing me that Griffin, alongside my mother and I, was potentially exposed to the measles virus while attending a newborn weigh-in appointment at my doctor’s office in Markham on January 27th.

    Griffin was 15 days old at the time.


  23. February 16, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    This pic is so touching on so many levels….the individuals span three very different age groups – yet they appear to equally awed and overjoyed in the presence of PBO…look at the young lad off to side who’s not even the focus of attention – with this huge grin on his face! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • 85 Obama Grandmama
      February 16, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      Barack will be a wonderful Grandpa someday just as he is a good Father. I am sure he will find it a rewarding role in life.

  24. 86 57andfemale
    February 16, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    “Pippa Norris discusses the best and worst elections around the world during 2014. U.S. elections scored lowest among Western democracies, thanks to obstacles to voting and lack of obstacles to money.”


  25. February 16, 2015 at 1:29 pm

  26. 89 carolyn
    February 16, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    I just don’t see anybody, on either side, who will be able to inspire that kind of delight and devotion, except our Joe.

    February 16, 2015 at 1:56 pm


  28. February 16, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Missus still in there for more than an hour. That’s good. But I so need to whizz

  29. 93 Linda
    February 16, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Report: Netanyahu Might Have Leaked Details Of U.S.-Iran Nuclear Talks

    U.S. officials suspect Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu authorized leaking details of U.S. nuclear negotiations with Iran to Israeli journalists, according to The Washington Post’s David Ignatius.

    Concerns that Israeli officials had leaked key details about those negotiations, including that the U.S. offered to let Iran enrich uranium with “6,500 or more centrifuges as part of a final deal,” has prompted the U.S. to limit the amount of sensitive information it exchanges with Israel about the Iran nuclear negotiations, Ignatius reported.

    White House spokesman Alistair Baskey, Ignatius noted, denied a report on Sunday by Israel’s Channel 2 news that the Obama administration had completely cut communications with Israel on the Iranian talks.

    White House officials suggested that those reports were actually misleading, as centrifuge numbers in the negotiations are part of a larger package that also includes Iran’s nuclear stockpile and what type of centrifuges Iran would be allowed to operate, according to Ignatius.


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  32. 96 vcprezofan2
    February 16, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Here’s my new twitter presence – new to me anyways, though he seems to have been on line since 2009. I’m sharing these because I said I would share. /There, I’ve kept my word./

  33. 97 Linda
    February 16, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Prosecutors: Jewish woman beaten, harassed in conversion attempt

    BOISE — A Boise woman is facing felony charges after police say she attacked a Jewish acquaintance, stomping on the woman’s neck as part of a bizarre bid to convert her to Christianity.

    Margurite Dawn Haragan, 58, has been charged with two counts of malicious harassment in an attack police have labeled a hate crime.

    Prosecutors say the incident started when Haragan showed up at the victim’s home Feb. 5. It’s not clear how the two women know each other.

    “The defendant was banging on the front window yelling at her that she better believe in Jesus and she was not going to leave until she did believe in Jesus,” Ada County Prosecutor Dave Roscheck said. He said the victim, identified in court only as “A.G.,” opened her door to tell Haragan to leave and to write down her license plate number.

    That’s when the suspect slapped her in the face and dragged her to the ground by her hair, Roscheck said.

    “The defendant began kicking the victim in the stomach and thigh area,” he said. “During this time the defendant was screaming at the victim that she better accept Jesus or she would not let up.”


    • 98 Nena20409
      February 16, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      I dare CNN and Fox to cover this story……I double dare them.
      Sick idiots.
      Jesus Christ was a Jew…..these people are sick.

  34. February 16, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    She got the job!

    Sadly, it was only part time, which wasn’t indicated in the ad.

    BUT, it’s Fri-Sun, so she’d have the rest of the week free to attend school and get her RN.

    We’re off to drop off her car to get a work up, and then a celebratory lunch.

  35. February 16, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    I can imagine what the haters will have to say about FLOTUS going skiing, then going to Japan in March.

    • February 16, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      Yes. Exactly why I didn’t think she and the girls went skiing this year—no criticism, at least that I’ve heard. If there’s been none, it is definitely a first.

      • February 16, 2015 at 4:15 pm

        Aspen Daily news had an article in the paper today about the First Lady and her daughters arrived Friday.

        • 110 vcprezofan2
          February 16, 2015 at 4:38 pm

          Owl Creek Road car accident slows first lady’s Secret Service motorcade
          by Chad Abraham, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer
          Monday, February 16, 2015

          A man from South Africa, where people drive on the left side of the road, couldn’t break that habit on Owl Creek Road on Sunday morning and caused a head-on collision, said Snowmass Village’s police chief.

          No one was injured, but the accident closed the road – minutes before first lady Michelle Obama, her daughters and their Secret Service motorcade drove through en route to Two Creeks for their second day of skiing.

          β€œThey had to go around the accident this morning,” said Police Chief Brian Olson.

          It was virtually the only hiccup during the trip for the Obamas, who skied Saturday at Buttermilk, ………

          Obama and her daughters arrived in Aspen on Friday afternoon…………………
          …………………………. //


  36. 111 Nena20409
    February 16, 2015 at 3:07 pm

  37. 113 Nena20409
    February 16, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Fat Tuesday in NOLA tomorrow.
    Ash Wednesday, this Wednesday……
    Fun Time and Fun City in Brazil/Brasil

  38. 114 Nena20409
    February 16, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    GH is the oldest by a few months….to Jimmy Carter.
    Clinton is less than one year older than GW (Rehnquist imposition on Dec 9th, 12th 2000)******

  39. 116 Dudette
    February 16, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Hi! πŸ˜€

    • 117 vcprezofan2
      February 16, 2015 at 3:42 pm

      How was Tahiti? I trust you had a great vacay. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      • 118 Dudette
        February 16, 2015 at 3:59 pm

        LOL! Tahiti? Gurl, if that was where I went, you can be certain I’d still be there! 😎

        The weather on the coast this weekend was cold but we still had a blast!

        • 119 vcprezofan2
          February 16, 2015 at 4:10 pm

          πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I think you would have a blast wherever you were, inside or outside! Nice to have you back.

  40. 120 arapaho415
    February 16, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Just heard this on the radio:

    From the blog:

    2:30 pm
    Dispatchers have announced that the towns of Adena Village and Boomer Bottom are being evacuated because of a nearby train derailment.

    3:00 pm
    Water intakes in Montgomery and Cedar Grove have been closed because of the train accident along the Kanawha River. That is according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health.

    It is confirmed that the train was carrying crude oil, some of which spilled into the Kanawha River. While the intakes are closed, customers are urged to conserve water. The Montgomery Water System is part of West Virginia American Water Co.

    Two entire towns evacuated, yet the lead story was an annoying female reporter complaining about the cold weather (not sure if she was in Boston or NYC, that’s how lousy reporting is these days).

    The closing story was about a woman who has set the world’s record for catching bridal bouquets, which annoyed the heck of me for so many reasons.

    Our media is truly an abomination.

    • 121 57andfemale
      February 16, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      Remember when there would be one train derailment a generation? Explain to me exactly how deregulation benefits anyone.

  41. 122 Nena20409
    February 16, 2015 at 3:18 pm

  42. 125 Dudette
    February 16, 2015 at 3:22 pm

  43. 127 Nena20409
    February 16, 2015 at 3:24 pm

  44. 133 JER
    February 16, 2015 at 3:26 pm

  45. 136 jacquelineoboomer
    February 16, 2015 at 3:33 pm


    And NOBODY can ever take that away from him (or us)!

    Happy President’s Day, President Obama! #ILoveObama

  46. 137 JER
    February 16, 2015 at 3:40 pm

  47. 138 Nena20409
    February 16, 2015 at 3:43 pm

  48. 139 Nena20409
    February 16, 2015 at 3:45 pm

  49. 140 Nena20409
    February 16, 2015 at 3:47 pm

  50. 142 JER
    February 16, 2015 at 3:51 pm

  51. 143 Dudette
    February 16, 2015 at 3:54 pm

  52. 144 kasai
    February 16, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Happy President’s Day Todders:-)

    an update of Fox news on air “Apology”

    thank you all for writing and calling….even though they thought that on air apology wasn’t needed.. I believe the pressure got to them:-)


    • 145 mtmarilyn
      February 16, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      Thank you for keeping us working on this. I even read some of the comments and they were all sure it wasn’t a mistake. So surprised.

  53. 146 Nena20409
    February 16, 2015 at 4:06 pm

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