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May
15

The First Lady At Tuskegee University

The First Lady Delivers Commencement Address At Tuskegee University

The ceremony starts at 11:0 CST

Live streaming here


125 Responses to “The First Lady At Tuskegee University”


  1. 1 0388jojothecat
    May 9, 2015 at 11:54 am

    DFurst?

  2. 5 Judith Fardig
    May 9, 2015 at 11:55 am

    YAY Jojo!

  3. 16 Nena20409
    May 9, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Congrats Jojothecat on your Au ⭐
    Chips also has the Golden ⭐ too……Congrats!

  4. 17 Nena20409
    May 9, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Live Streaming is working for me……is it me….FoxFire…….or do I have to reinstall something new?

  5. 18 Nena20409
    May 9, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    LIBERIA is Ebola Free.
    Now any US Media worth it’s salt to go wall to wall and Cover this story?

  6. May 9, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Oh! Our Beloved FLOTUS! I so hope she knows how blessed we feel to know she is here with us! ❤

  7. May 9, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Afternoon, beautiful people. Hope y’all have a great weekend.

    Please, mentally send some good vibes my way. Things are off balance and I need help getting steady.

  8. 44 yardarm756
    May 9, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Are there any good links on FLOTUS?

  9. May 9, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    The ceremony at Tuskegee has started.

  10. 51 JER
    May 9, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    … Mrs. Obama is the second first lady in Tuskegee’s history to visit the university. Eleanor Roosevelt visited back in 1941.

    Tuskegee University, founded by Booker T. Washington in 1881, is a private, state-related historically black university and is the only university in the nation designated as a National Historic Site. .. http://www.myfoxal.com/story/29021117/updated-first-lady-michelle-obama-to-speak-saturday-at-tuskegee-university

  11. May 9, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Amk, are you there? Remember you said my forecast that United would hammer Crystal Palace was a pipedream?

    Look who I’ve just been followed by:

    @PipeDreamPotter

    Spooky 😯

  12. 57 hopefruit2
    May 9, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    The emo-Frogs are opposing PBO’s TPP deal, not because they’re afraid it will be a massive failure that will negatively impact the lives of ordinary Americans, but because they’re afraid it will be a massive success that will positively enhance the lives of ordinary Americans. Cue ACA “kill the bill” redux…

  13. 60 vcprezofan2
    May 9, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Somewhat funny I think – most of us here had probably only been to, at most, 2/3 post secondary graduations before the Obamas hit the White House, and if you are like me you found them boring to the max. Now we are willingly, even eagerly, ‘attending’ 3+ annually! 😀 😀 😀

    • 61 hopefruit2
      May 9, 2015 at 12:31 pm

      Indeed! And after 2016 it will probably go right back to the the low low figure. 🙂

    • May 9, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      So true VC. In fact I never followed a president or first lady on any of their activities before PBO and FLOTUS bi am now obsessed with everything the do and say.

      • 67 vcprezofan2
        May 9, 2015 at 12:49 pm

        ^ 5 Jackie4O

        I suspect your/our obsession will continue unabated in 2017. It’s not often we get the chance to see someone live an exemplary life, share love openly, serve willingly and with vision, all *in the public eye* and in the face of unrelenting, mean, and subversive obstruction. For me the Obamas are a living template of one way this life ought to be lived. I can’t ever be as gracious as them, but I can watch, appreciate, and learn. Woot, it’s great being alive in the Age of Obama!

    • 70 GGail
      May 9, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      So true vc and after 2017, nada😄

      • 71 vcprezofan2
        May 9, 2015 at 1:17 pm

        Luckily for us, and the world, not ‘nada’. 😀 😀

        “Eight years is only the beginning.
        Barack Obama’s commitment to public service preceded his presidency, and will continue long after he and the First Lady leave the White House. The Foundation will carry forward the Obamas’ efforts to inspire active citizenship, expand economic opportunity, and promote peace and justice throughout the world.”

        [quote from the link below….]
        http://www.barackobamafoundation.org/

  14. 72 hopefruit2
    May 9, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Saturday TOD Quiz:

    Q1. Do you eat more sloppily when home alone, than when out with others? (A). Yes (B) No. (C). I don’t know.

    Answer Key: A. Really? OK – Fail.
    B. You are lying
    C. WRONG ANSWER, try again.

  15. 73 JER
    May 9, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    • 74 jacquelineoboomer
      May 9, 2015 at 1:13 pm

      These are very, very nice … but I’m thinking our First Lady has earned all the degrees in life she’ll ever need … like a degree in human kindness, empathy, love of children, motivating others, standing up, speaking out, sitting down triumphantly, sleeping with a clear conscience, and learning how to have peace in your heart and, more importantly, sharing it with others who can never repay you.

      And I have no idea where all that came from, except deep in my heart.

  16. May 9, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    HaHa, Chipsticks! Am kinda laughing at rascal DannyO’ choosing to announce his ‘dominance’ at the kitty toy display! Perhaps you might consider getting a kitty, or borrowing one for a while – I guarantee you our Danny will learn the rules of the road in very short order, as the kitty sets him straight!! Think about it – I’m quite serious! Especially a big, strong, intelligent kitty like a Maine Coon (so I’m partial) – DannyO’ will become the model dog, and you won’t have to take the blame! _^..^_

    • 76 FoxfireTX
      May 9, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      Second this. I have both dogs and cats, and they adore each other. It is not unusual to see one of the cats rubbing on one of the dogs when they are sleeping. And the cats take care of themselves, all it takes is one swipe with those claws for the dogs to learn to be gentle with them.

  17. 77 Nena20409
    May 9, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    TODers who love him…..there 😉

  18. 79 Nena20409
    May 9, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    • 80 jacquelineoboomer
      May 9, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      He’s been Mayor of Akron since 1987. Whoa. Thought at first he was a RWNJ, with the claims he’s making, but looks as though he’s a Dem.

  19. 81 Judith Fardig
    May 9, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day weekend, dears!

  20. 82 JER
    May 9, 2015 at 1:18 pm

  21. 83 Nena20409
    May 9, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Another 1st for any Pope…..and Pope Francis did it.

    He is also telling Priests to pay visit to Parrish faithfuls who had abortions and pray with them and forgive their “sins”…….another 1st for a Pope.
    More like, let those without sins cast the 1st stone.

  22. 85 jacquelineoboomer
    May 9, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Anybody else got a tear in their eye?

  23. 91 JER
    May 9, 2015 at 1:34 pm

  24. 93 jacquelineoboomer
    May 9, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    No matter how many times we’ve heard parts of the remarks that Mrs. Obama is giving at Tuskegee today, she always makes them sound new and refreshing and uplifting, doesn’t she?

  25. 97 jacquelineoboomer
    May 9, 2015 at 1:56 pm

  26. 98 jacquelineoboomer
    May 9, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    ” … Can’t wait to see how high you soar.” – First Lady Michelle Obama ends her remarks at Tuskegee.

  27. 99 amk for obama
    May 9, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    1-1 …

    tsk, tsk, tsk

  28. May 9, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Illinois Supreme Court rules landmark pension law unconstitutional

    The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday unanimously ruled unconstitutional a landmark state pension law that aimed to scale back government worker benefits to erase a massive $105 billion retirement system debt, sending lawmakers and the new governor back to the negotiating table to try to solve the pressing financial issue.

    The ruling also reverberated at City Hall, imperiling a similar law Mayor Rahm Emanuel pushed through to shore up two of the four city worker retirement funds and making it more difficult for him to find fixes for police, fire and teacher pension funds that are short billions of dollars.

    At issue was a December 2013 state law signed by then-Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn that stopped automatic, compounded yearly cost-of-living increases for retirees, extended retirement ages for current state workers and limited the amount of salary used to calculate pension benefits.

    Employee unions sued, arguing that the state constitution holds that pension benefits amount to a contractual agreement and once they’re bestowed, they cannot be “diminished or impaired.” A circuit court judge in Springfield agreed with that assessment in November. State government appealed that decision to the Illinois Supreme Court, arguing that economic necessity forced curbing retirement benefits.

    On Friday the justices rejected that argument, saying the law clearly violated what’s known as the pension protection clause in the 1970 Illinois Constitution.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-pension-law-court-ruling-20150508-story.html#page=1

    • May 9, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      so it seems that the city/State governments will have to find another way to decrease their deficits…ummm…what about raising taxes on those most able to pay…those who most often benefit from the taxes and such….what a novel idea that would be

  29. May 9, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    What can I say about our First Lady? I am so dam proud of her. She is finally able to say how she feel, and yes the right wing haters will call her even more names, I don’t give a dam. She spoke the truth of all the B.S. she and her husband have had to deal with.

    • May 9, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      And she had alittle bit for the left to who question if she is a true feminists, who said she should be out there fighting for something the feminists have fought for.

      • May 9, 2015 at 2:21 pm

        Planting gardens, healthy school lunches is what she should be taking on. How dare she say the welfare of her kids are first and foremost to her? Proud of you Mrs. Michelle Obama.

  30. May 9, 2015 at 2:09 pm

  31. 112 hopefruit2
    May 9, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    We won’t see another like her in our lifetime. I’m savoring this treasure that is our FLOTUS.

  32. 113 amk for obama
    May 9, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    but for gea ….

  33. 114 vcprezofan2
    May 9, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Is FLOTUS still there?

  34. May 9, 2015 at 2:36 pm

  35. 121 JER
    May 9, 2015 at 2:41 pm

  36. 122 Nena20409
    May 9, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    For the 1st time in a week, I am able to get Google Chrome to work for me……so to try it out……Pardon me, TOD.

  37. 124 Nena20409
    May 9, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    I am in moderation…….so I will try signing back in with my old credentials. 🙂


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