107 Responses to “The President and First Lady Speak On Let Girls Learn Initiative”


  1. 7 jackiegrumbacher
    March 3, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Afternoon, Nerdy. Thank you for keeping things going today. You’re a true friend.

  2. 9 idon
    March 3, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Afternoon TODers. I’m here waiting for PBO and FLOTUS

  3. March 3, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Thanks again Nerdy for so wonderfully keeping the TOD threads running! 🙂 🙂

  4. 12 jacquelineoboomer
    March 3, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Skipped Bibi … but I just heard the President (aka the only adult in the room) speak. I’m good.

  5. March 3, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    You’re a gem Nerdy, thank you soooooooo much for the posts today. Just making something to eat, back in a bit to chat.

  6. March 3, 2015 at 2:13 pm

  7. 27 jacquelineoboomer
    March 3, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    I’m just arriving, but I’m guessing Chips is attending the services for her colleague today. Sending her love and hugs to get through it.

    Thank you, NW, for today’s efforts – and all of your efforts!

  8. 29 jacquelineoboomer
    March 3, 2015 at 2:16 pm

  9. 30 JER
    March 3, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    • 31 jackiegrumbacher
      March 3, 2015 at 2:26 pm

      That’s the truth, Jer. I hope Israeli voters agree with you. I’m hoping for a miracle.

      • 32 jackiegrumbacher
        March 3, 2015 at 2:27 pm

        By the way, those two tweets are an amazing condemnation of Netanyahu. Why does he keep getting re-elected?????

  10. 33 japa21
    March 3, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Love this comment by someone at politicususa referring to Boehner bringing a clean DHS funding bill to the House floor:

    And so…
    The orange guy caves
    The black guy wins
    And the brown guy still has a shot at fair civic participation.

    Nice..

  11. 34 JER
    March 3, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Here is Senator Bob Casey’s explanation for attending Bibi’s speech.

    Thank you for contacting me regarding the Israeli Prime Minister’s address to Congress. I appreciate hearing from you about this issue.

    In January 2015, the House of Representatives’ leadership invited the current Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, to address a joint session of Congress.

    Israel is a friend and indispensable partner in the Middle East and the bond between our two countries has been and always will be unbreakable. Israel’s security and that of the United States are inextricably linked. Nothing should divert attention from the foreign policy issues our two countries are facing: the nuclear negotiations with Iran, the ongoing conflict in Syria, recent terrorist attacks in Europe and the threat from Hamas and Hezbollah. Therefore, I will attend the Prime Minister’s speech on March 3, 2015.

    Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future about this or any other matter of importance to you.

    For more information on this or other issues, I encourage you to visit my website, http://casey.senate.gov. I hope you will find this online office a comprehensive resource to stay up-to-date on my work in Washington, request assistance from my office or share with me your thoughts on the issues that matter most to you and to Pennsylvania.

    Sincerely,
    Bob Casey
    United States Senator

    P.S. If you would like to respond to this message, please use the contact form on my website: http://casey.senate.gov/contact/

    • 35 jackiegrumbacher
      March 3, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      In other words, Jer, he didn’t answer the question. There’s some stock answer in the file under Israel that an assistant pulls out whenever anything is asked about the country. Too bad someone in Casey’s office didn’t take the time to answer the real question about why Democrats are enabling Boehner to violate the Logan Act.

  12. 37 jacquelineoboomer
    March 3, 2015 at 2:32 pm

  13. March 3, 2015 at 2:32 pm

  14. March 3, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    • 42 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      March 3, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS….I WORKED THE EAST SIDE OF ST. LOUIS…BRINGING HUGS TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD…SUCH OPPRESSION AND NOTHING ABOUT THE POLICE DEPTS. SURPRISES ME.

  15. March 3, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    HAHA! I guess living in Russia with hero Putin is not so great after all?

    • 44 jacquelineoboomer
      March 3, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      I’d prefer we look at that as a one-way ticket, Snowden!

      • 45 jackiegrumbacher
        March 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

        I certainly agree with that. He chose the path of becoming a traitor and finding a home in Russia. He has to put on his big boy pants now and live with that decision. I hope the US negotiators offer him nothing. If he wants to come to the US, he has to suffer the full impact of the law against treason.

        • 46 jacquelineoboomer
          March 3, 2015 at 3:02 pm

          And I’m not even sure we’ll ever know the full extent of the damage he’s done. Throw the book at him!

        • March 3, 2015 at 3:32 pm

          He’s clearly not a whistleblower so let’s see how he’ll be tried if he does come back. I hope he rots in Russia.

    • 48 GGail
      March 3, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      I hope this Administration drags this out for the remainder of PBOs term in office.

    • 49 nospin
      March 3, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      no, no and no. Snowden made his bed and he should lay in it.

  16. 50 Nena20409
    March 3, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    3-3-15

  17. 53 Nena20409
    March 3, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Au ⭐ ⭐ to RanMan and Jackie.
    Congrats.

  18. 54 Nena20409
    March 3, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Worth Repeating again…..

  19. March 3, 2015 at 2:49 pm

  20. 56 Nena20409
    March 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    No Laws were BROKEN by HRC for the Private E-Mails……
    POTUS signed into Law in 2014…….
    Josh…..Admin has been asking Congress for Laws…..
    Laws came in in 2013 and 2014……..Long after HRC has left Office…..
    Facts matter when the NYT is used to attack HRC and Ron Forniuer(sp) is now attacking Bill Clinton for 18 yrs Monica Blue Dress Affair.

    • 57 Nena20409
      March 3, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    • 58 57andfemale
      March 3, 2015 at 3:26 pm

      Oh my GOD! Not one news source reported this honestly. That would require that they actually do a little journalism, the bastards.

    • 59 nospin
      March 3, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      Still doesn’t matter. She is the SOS. Who in their right mind does Top Secret Government business using a personal email that is not protected?

      At my job, we are not permitted to send anything work related using our personal email. We could be fired or sued if data got out to the wrong source.

      So the date things went into law is not relevant. Using a personal account to conduct Top Secret business is idiotic and sows bad judgement.

  21. 60 kid kanga
    March 3, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Thank God Barack Obama is still president of the USA!

    sometimes it’s all that gets me (us) thru the never-ending nonsense from conservatives the world over.

  22. March 3, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    ^What Bibi already also knows is that Congress has already checked out of the process in its zeal to undercut the President, forcing the president to negotiate the agreement in a way that would be enforceable without Congress’ political paws.

    If this weren’t the case, there would be no need for Boehner to humiliate himself in an attempt to humiliate the president, and there would be no reason for Netanyahu to risk his relationships with this president by accepting the invitation. The reason they had to do it now is because they are desperate. And they are desperate because they know “world powers” respect, trust and follow this president.^

  23. 68 Nena20409
    March 3, 2015 at 2:56 pm

  24. 69 Judith Fardig
    March 3, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Looking forward to the show when the House votes on clean bill funding Department of Homeland Security for remainder of fiscal year already passed in Senate. No excuses!

  25. 70 Nena20409
    March 3, 2015 at 2:59 pm

  26. 71 Nena20409
    March 3, 2015 at 3:03 pm

  27. 72 Nena20409
    March 3, 2015 at 3:05 pm

  28. 73 Nena20409
    March 3, 2015 at 3:05 pm

  29. March 3, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    House passes clean DHS funding bill — so you are now hearing the sound of the baggers’ heads exploding everywhere. 🙂

  30. March 3, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    DHS bill passed the House.

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  32. 82 Nena20409
    March 3, 2015 at 3:25 pm

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  35. 88 Nena20409
    March 3, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Collects Enough Votes?

    • 89 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      March 3, 2015 at 4:30 pm

      OF COURSE…IT’S ALL PART OF THE GREAT DAY PLAN TO MAKE THEMSELVES LOOK LIKE WINNERS! IT ALL FITS…GAMESMANSHIP!…ONE SURE THING ABOUT TOILETPAPER MATERIAL…IT ALWAYS LANDS IN THE SEWER!

  36. 90 Nena20409
    March 3, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    • March 3, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      Neal Boortz, what told me alot about John Lewis is when he stood there as whites nearly beat him to death because he was marching for blacks to have their civil rights.

  37. 92 jackiegrumbacher
    March 3, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Please take the time to watch the segment above with the President and FLOTUS talking about the global initiative to help girls learn. The President had me in tears when he talked about his daughters and Mrs. O was nothing short of magnificent. They are so adorable together. And somebody please tell me whether that was Australia’s Julia Girard in the audience or just a dead ringer for her. No one at the podium mentioned her.

    • 93 idon
      March 3, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      jackieg I’m so with you. It was just beautiful to hear the President speak about his daughters and how he sees them and what he wants for them, followed by FLOTUS’ passion, vision and stories. The most powerful moment for me was their presence together and the awesomeness of a man who truly loves and respects a fierce woman. In that moment, I could see FLOTUS as POTUS and POTUS as FGOTUS. I know this will never happen but it was a thought that rose out of that beautiful moment.

      • 94 jackiegrumbacher
        March 3, 2015 at 4:00 pm

        Yes, idon, they’re both so strong, brilliant and capable, I could see them exchange places and keep the whole country running smoothly for another eight years. Of course, I know Michelle O has no interest in this.

  38. March 3, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    POTUS and FLOTUS are the very, very best.

  39. 97 Nena20409
    March 3, 2015 at 3:37 pm

  40. 98 Nerdy Wonka
    March 3, 2015 at 3:40 pm

  41. 101 carolyn
    March 3, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    I remember saying last week after the Friday debacle, that Nancy Smash had Boehner by the nose hairs. She did. Also remember Michael Steele went on some program and said there was no deal, the Republicans would not pass this clean funding bill, etc., etc., ad nauseam from the right. Well, Nancy did it, All Democrats voted for the bill, and John boy should just go home.

  42. March 3, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    A DEM with COURAGE and INTEGRITY

  43. 104 Nena20409
    March 3, 2015 at 3:49 pm

  44. 106 laraofzhivago
    March 3, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    I’ve just fallen in love all over again.


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