Rise and Shine: The Week Ahead



The President will deliver remarks at the National League of Cities annual Congressional City Conference in Washington, DC.

In the afternoon, he will host European Council President Donald Tusk at the White House.



The President will travel to Atlanta, Georgia to deliver remarks at Georgia Tech. He will also attend a DNC event.



The President will attend meetings at the White House.



The President will travel to the Los Angeles area to attend a DNC event.



The President will attend meetings at the White House.


On This Day

‘Dinner with Barack & Michelle’, Washington D.C., March 8, 2012



135 Responses to “Rise and Shine: The Week Ahead”

  1. March 8, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Good Sunday, Chipsticks…TOD Family!!!

  2. 13 vcprezofan2
    March 8, 2015 at 11:40 am


  3. 15 sjterrid
    March 8, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Good Morning, TOD.
    Congrats, NLCB & swblueGA on a tie for first.

  4. 19 amk for obama
    March 8, 2015 at 11:42 am



  5. March 8, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Happy Sunday TODers!

    Chips, thanks to you and NW for giving us a birdseye view to a historic and emotional day yesterday!

  6. 22 MightyPamela
    March 8, 2015 at 11:46 am

  7. 23 amk for obama
    March 8, 2015 at 11:46 am

    for hf.

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  8. 30 amk for obama
    March 8, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Man spends night on UK parliament roof.


    bt’s boss hiding from her ?

  9. 38 yardarm756
    March 8, 2015 at 11:53 am

    G’day mates.

  10. March 8, 2015 at 11:59 am

    This is the Sunday greeting I wanted to post instead I patched a Memorial Day. I must be thinking way ahead of “spring forward”!

  11. 49 japa21
    March 8, 2015 at 11:59 am

    • March 8, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      He may not be President, but he will continue to make his mark, and so will the First Lady. The sky will be the limit for those two. Have no doubt.

  12. 51 donna dem 4 obama
    March 8, 2015 at 12:07 pm

  13. 52 FoxfireTX
    March 8, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Good morning Chips and TOD! First, and again, THANK YOU for providing this wonderful place for those of us who rejoice in living in the age of Obama. I was here much of the day yesterday, but simply could not post. I needed this speech to sink into my soul before I could talk about it. THIS is the America I’ve always believed in, but could not articulate. To me one of our Ambassadors said it best. This was President Obama’s love letter to America. And it truly was.

    One other thing struck me about the day yesterday. President Obama has said on a number of occasions how he wished he could have been part of the 60’s civil rights struggle. While for many, his election was “the other side of the bridge” as John Lewis so eloquently stated, I don’t believe that PBO saw it as such. Yesterday’s speech I believe for him was and will be remembered as his imprimatur on the current civil rights movement. While weaving in our history, it is a call to action going forward. I hope every young person in America will hear it at some point in time.

    So very, very proud of this man, and the tiny, tiny part I played in getting him elected. And so thrilled to have this space to come to for sharing. Thanks to everyone who posted and shared their thoughts yesterday. One of the loveliest days in my lifetime.

    • 53 jacquelineoboomer
      March 8, 2015 at 12:52 pm

      I just copied what you wrote, to savor it, and save it with a copy of both the video and transcript of the President’s remarks yesterday … thank you. Hadn’t heard the Ambassador’s line, “This was President Obama’s love letter to America.” But, you are right, it truly was.

      Wiping away a day-after tear right now!

      • 54 FoxfireTX
        March 8, 2015 at 1:27 pm

        Thank you Jacqueline. This speech moved me in ways I no longer thought possible at my age. I love this man, and his vision for our country. Here is the tweet. Fittingly, he is our ambassador to South Africa.

        • 55 jacquelineoboomer
          March 8, 2015 at 1:31 pm

          Ahh, beautiful. Did you see this one comment to his tweet?

          • 56 FoxfireTX
            March 8, 2015 at 1:43 pm

            No, but with this speech he will be remembered right there with Lewis, King, Mandela and so many others so I’m not surprised. While he’s talked about it before, this speech lays out his vision for our country that is so fitting to the current times. I suspect it will also become one of the most treasured by all those who are fighting for rights around the globe. While we are so gratified he is “ours”, PBO has never been truly ours. He is an international treasure who provides hope to so many. Sadly, he is even more valued by those in many other countries than he is by the electorate here.

  14. March 8, 2015 at 12:23 pm

      March 8, 2015 at 12:35 pm


    • 72 GGail
      March 8, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      Awwwww, that just touches my heart.

      • 73 HZ
        March 8, 2015 at 3:23 pm

        GGail, my roots in the AME Church. A lot of history there as related to AA history in this nation as well.
        I hope you are enjoying the lovely sunny day we are having. Love you my neighbor. Please keep me in your thoughts. Rough morning, but the calmness of a call through to my loving sibling gave me so much comfort. He is making arrangements for doctor’s appt. ASAP. But great comfort hearing him tell me that everything will be worked out. He was so cute: ” We call the doctor tomorrow and try to see him and in the meantime, put on your lovely music, take meds., and relax as you have your meditation and quiet time .. As soon as I return today, I will check on you again, but do not worry.” I am so thankful, and I pray that all of my TOD family members here who are going through some difficult times will have something to encourage them and someone to give some sweet comfort. I am always thinking of Fred and GoBrooklyn. {{{{{{{{Healing hugs}}}}}}}}}} As our great President always reminds us: “We are our brothers and sisters keeper.”

        I went to church at my online service, and it was a balm of comfort.; Now my day remains open with careful steps until my wonderful and dear friend comes from her church with hubby and they will drive out and visit for a while. And she is going to cut my hair very, very short while we have some fellowship. I ask for thoughts of goodness and prayers from my TOD family, please.

        Thanks to my Chips and NW and all of the beautiful contributors for all you do here in this beautiful place. I thank you and I love you allHZ

    March 8, 2015 at 12:34 pm


  16. March 8, 2015 at 12:40 pm

  17. March 8, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    May I get an Amen to that?

  18. March 8, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    He had better if not, it is not only face that will turn into a turtle but his whole self.

  19. 95 Don
    March 8, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Me personally I wished that the front page photos of President Obama walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge had included George Walker Bush. Though we may not like the things he did in his Presidency, and he will have to answer for those things in this life or the next. Nonetheless he did show up today, and he walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge arm and arm with our heroes. If John Lewis can find it in his heart to walk with George Walker Bush, surely we can thank George Walker Bush for walking with John Lewis. I will remember those that showed up today, I will also remember those that didn’t.

    • 96 Vicki
      March 8, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      Don, I couldn’t agree more. Yesterday I said it was a genius move to have GWB there and many folks disagreed with me.

      Pres. Bush signed the Voting Rights Extension Act which is 100% more than the pathetic current members of his sorry mess of a party would ever do now.

    • 98 jacquelineoboomer
      March 8, 2015 at 1:09 pm

      Well said. And if John Lewis can forgive the man who beat him and asked for forgiveness, we can take that as another example.


      • 99 carolyn
        March 8, 2015 at 1:20 pm

        I was gratified that he came when invited. I also was gratified that he didn’t try to steal the spot from PBO and mug and smirk for the camera. He seemed appropriately subdued and respectful. He even stood and applauded when the president called for a new Voting Rights Act. I feel that Laura was thrilled to be there. She and Michelle seem to have a good relationship.

        Interesting that while he was with PBO in Selma, his brother Jeb was in Iowa lambasting the president. He thinks he’s running against PBO…….I’m beginning to think he’s at least as clueless as GWB.

        • March 8, 2015 at 1:32 pm

          Great comment, Carolyn. I will simply say that no one can steal the spotlight from POTUS. I may be wrong but haven’t seen it yet. Maybe Michelle.

        • 101 jacquelineoboomer
          March 8, 2015 at 1:36 pm

          I realized yesterday – after Jeb’s remarks saying something like PBO is not a force for good in America – that dumb rolled downhill in the Bush family. Jeb could turn out to be the most clueless. Ugh.

          • 102 FoxfireTX
            March 8, 2015 at 1:48 pm

            Didn’t think it was possible to be dumber than GWB but after the last couple of months Jeb may have him beat. That said, I think there is genuine affection between GWB and PBO, as well as Laura and Michelle. While their politics differ on so many counts, GWB is not racist and never held the anti-immigrant stance of the current GOP.

    • 105 nospin
      March 8, 2015 at 9:39 pm

      agreed Don

  20. March 8, 2015 at 12:51 pm

  21. March 8, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Yeap, instead of being at Selma, this is what we get from the GOP corner on a Selma Sunday.

  22. March 8, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    I am impressed by Donovan, speaking now from the A.M.E. Church

  23. 112 jacquelineoboomer
    March 8, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    It was just stated at the 50th event today that there was $50 million included in the President’s budget, which recently passed, for restoring and maintaining key civil rights sites and memorials across the country.

  24. March 8, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    If it comes down to two candidates, one with a controversial e-mail trail, the other with no e-mail at all, I’ll pick the one with the private server and personal e-mail address!!!

    • March 8, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      A politician with no e-mail is questionable at best.

      • 117 Anna Luc
        March 8, 2015 at 3:17 pm

        Perhaps Lindsey has absorbed the lesson Pacific Gas & Electric teaches to all new employees — “The ‘e’ in email stands for evidence.” 🙂

    • 118 Don
      March 8, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      Why do I need to fiddle around with a computer when alls I need to do is write a lovely hand written letter? My penmanship is to die for, anyways stop asking me such silly questions you brute!

  25. March 8, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    No kidding me!!!!!!!!!!

  26. March 8, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    I was wondering about The Silence of the Count…

  27. 121 vcprezofan2
    March 8, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    AG Holder is doing a great job – so much talent as we see on display!

    • 122 jacquelineoboomer
      March 8, 2015 at 1:40 pm

      Yes, he did a fine job. Was saddened to hear Rev. Lowery couldn’t be there, due to his health issues. Think I’ll kick this in, to keep him close to Selma 50.

    • 127 GGail
      March 8, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      I agree vc. I hope Chips will be able to post AG Holder’s portion of this service. A lot of people need to hear what he had to say.

      • 128 vcprezofan2
        March 8, 2015 at 1:50 pm


        Indeed, I am tremendously impressed, and proud, that our top leaders are not afraid to speak truth with confidence, and to do so while facing those who need to hear what they are saying. Both AG Holder and Pres Obama know when to hold their cards to their chests as well as when to lay them face up. I can respect leaders who have and use both skills! Sure we have had lots of turmoil and obstructions over the last years, but no one with intelligence can deny that we have been richly blessed in our leadership.

  28. March 8, 2015 at 1:50 pm

  29. March 8, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Good #InternationalWomensDay TOD community

    more in the sidebar ….

    bbl ….

  30. 133 GGail
    March 8, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Old Jesse finally has his moment

  31. March 8, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Jesse Jackson’s calling on his brothers not to take POTUS’s work and POTUS himself for granted. Beautiful.

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