The President at the United States Coast Guard Academy

11:35 EDT: The President delivers the keynote address at the United States Coast Guard Academy Commencement Exercises, New London

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  1. 1 57andfemale
    May 20, 2015 at 11:03 am

    • 2 57andfemale
      May 20, 2015 at 11:04 am

      Furst? Moi?

    • 8 Debra
      May 20, 2015 at 11:06 am

      She is getting on my nerves.

      • 9 57andfemale
        May 20, 2015 at 11:08 am

        Ya think?

        • 10 jacquelineoboomer
          May 20, 2015 at 11:32 am

          Not to malign all of the nuns who taught us in Catholic high school in the ’60s, but Elizabeth Warren reminds me of a couple of them, so I get a visceral reaction!

          First, to show you how old I am, one of the one-liners the nuns gave us in my freshman and sophomore years when the school was all girls, Elizabeth, was: “There is nothing so fair as a girl with a well-modulated tone.” Ha. In New Jersey, of all places!

          And then in my junior and senior years, when they shut down the all-boys high school and brought the boys to our school (yeehaw!), the nuns would be all finger pointing and yelling over the crowd, Elizabeth, and nobody listened to what they were saying, we were so busy laughing to ourselves about them.

          I don’t want to be screamed at, about my wicked ways, even now. Elizabeth Warren needs a happy pill. Or a career out of politics.

    • May 20, 2015 at 11:29 am

      Last time I check it was still President Obama, not Obama. All that talk of her running for President has made her dam head big hasn’t it. She think she is all that.

    • 14 TrumpDog
      May 20, 2015 at 11:32 am

      Of course she hasn’t. That would require being mature and having the ability to talk out different issues. She’d rather run to press and raise money off this. It’s easier.

    • 15 amk for obama
      May 20, 2015 at 11:39 am

      she is intoxicated with all that loony left kool aid. in for a rude awakening when they turn vicious on her.

    • May 20, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      That would be PRESIDENT OBAMA to you, old girl. Remember him, the President who campaigned for your – a-hem – Senate run?!

    • 18 0388jojothecat
      May 20, 2015 at 1:21 pm

      I doubt he has learned a thing. It’s funny how it took him almost going blind to “see” what the GOP was all about.

      • 19 57andfemale
        May 20, 2015 at 2:01 pm

        And the left is starting to treat him as a hero. The left can act like an abused spouse – throw them any crumb and they will sing your praises and make you a hero. Why does the GOP better command the narrative? No just because of the RW media, but because they NEVER praise ANYTHING the left does – not ever. They give the impression that they are “right” about everything. But our side? No, we make heroes out of jackasses who will turn on us like a scorpion. Dumb.

  2. 22 Judith Fardig
    May 20, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Morning all! Another great day in the second term of President Obama.

  3. 24 amk for obama
    May 20, 2015 at 11:18 am

    true or false?

  4. 33 GGail
    May 20, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipstick & TOD family.

    Congrats 57 on First!

  5. 40 Vicki
    May 20, 2015 at 11:25 am

    I am certain nobody at TOD wants to miss the live feature on HuffingPoop today: ” What went wrong with Obama’s Presidency?”
    Worse and worse everyday. The desperate and paid-off media.

    • May 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm

      Just what do they mean by “What went wrong with Obama”s Presidency?” It’s clear that some people have forgotten what shape this country were in when Obama took over. Some have forgotten the many things Obama have gotten done. Some have forgotten the obstruction Obama has faced from those Republicans and yes the Democrats too. I guess these very people want to think that Hillary will solve every problem. Or maybe Queen Elizabeth Warren will.

      • 42 Vicki
        May 20, 2015 at 12:21 pm

        It is lies, Bella. The same line of bs that started on day 1 of President Obama’s first term and that mentions PBO when they can smear him or defame him in some way and leave him out of any good news story possible.

        A few years ago I thought that CNN and MSNBC should have had scrolls running across the bottom of their screens asking, “What did PBO do wrong today?” That is what it seemed to me was the underlying theme and purpose of the coverage of Our President.

        If anything, it has gotten worse as POTUS refuses to play Lame Duck.

    • 44 idon
      May 20, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      I think the actual title of the feature is “Phuck that election shit. Only the media gets to decide who is POTUS”

  6. 46 57andfemale
    May 20, 2015 at 11:28 am

    I was horrified yesterday when I used the Progressive Voices app to listen to Stephanie Miller. The garbage filling what would be commercial time was appalling – it was as alternate a universe and the tea party. Horrifying.

    • 47 TrumpDog
      May 20, 2015 at 11:36 am

      I don’t have much patience for “progressives” like I used to.
      Then they wonder why we lose – their constant hair on fair antics does not inspire confidence nor would make me want to join them on issues. We won in 2008 and 2012 IN SPITE of them.

    • 48 Nena20409
      May 20, 2015 at 12:33 pm

      Stephanie Miller is No and has Never been an Obama hater. Stephanie is always kind and nice……her guests…..or the commercials….or what have you…..I don’t know anything about them. I listen to TSMS almost daily, the radio is always on during her Live Show.

      • 49 0388jojothecat
        May 20, 2015 at 1:31 pm

        I agree Nena, Steph Miller was a Obama support from the very beginning when AA’s were telling her she was crazy that America would not elect an AA until he started winning primaries. Stephanie has a lot of emogs and progressives on her show who are not as supportive to PBO and her mooks are wishy washy when it comes to PBO. If a rwnj calls in they are PBO supporters if a lwnj calls in they are against PBO.

      • 51 57andfemale
        May 20, 2015 at 1:36 pm

        Stephanie is wonderful. It was the Progressive Voices app that I was streaming through: instead of the ads, there was non-stop PBO bashing. It was horrible.

        It’s supposed to be a one-stop place to find a lot of progressive radio shows. But as if it was “news”, all they did was bash the administration and make snide comments. Imagine hearing that in all the time that commercials play during a 3-hour show.

        I usually stream through our local progressive station but they were changing over to a new streaming app, so I decided to try TuneIn and the Progressive Voices app. Very upset.

  7. 52 jacquelineoboomer
    May 20, 2015 at 11:40 am

    If a federal agency like State legitimately (according to whatever their usual process is) says it’ll take well into 2016 to release HRC’s e-mails … and then a federal judge says they must be released soon … does anybody else sense something fishy is going on? Why would a federal judge make an exception in her case?

    Or maybe the records were requested under the Freedom of Information Act and the State Department couldn’t prove their case for “untimeliness,” but something doesn’t sound right in all of this.

    And I’m not usually such a cynic, but …

  8. 53 jacquelineoboomer
    May 20, 2015 at 11:42 am

    The President’s being introduced now at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy!

  9. May 20, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Good Morning TODVille,

    I always have a chill when a presenter announces my POTUS to a podium!

  10. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    May 20, 2015 at 11:50 am

  11. 57 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    May 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm

  12. 58 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    May 20, 2015 at 12:05 pm

  13. May 20, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    And this, folks, is what you get when Democrats run a state.


    • 60 0388jojothecat
      May 20, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      Californians have horrible memories of the good times and who runs the state best. As long as I live here and have breath in my lungs, I will vote, campaign, walk districts, talk to strangers to NEVER let another Republican become Governor.

  14. 61 hopefruit2
    May 20, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    This is for amk…

  15. 63 Dakota
    May 20, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Good Southwest Morning TOD Family!

    Looks like I’m not the only one who got inspired (shamed) by the FLOTUS. Have a regular walking routine, but have gotten lax. Up and at ’em today however.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Beau Biden today.

  16. May 20, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    As he always does so well, PBO makes the most of all occasions to continue his work of shaping the future. God Bless Him every day! 🐻

    • 65 MadameSoph
      May 20, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      Mighty Pamela,

      I just wanted to pop in and tell you how much your words a few weeks ago comforted and inspired me. I am all moved in to my new house and the kitties and I are happy here. Now I am busy preparing for my (mostly working) trip to Italy and just a bit nervous about leaving the kitties for 3 weeks, but I keep thinking of you telling me that they’ll be fine. I know it seems funny; we don’t know each other away from TOD, so why would a few words from you be so reassuring? but, they were. I am trying out a new cat sitter – hence the extra nervousness. But, I met with him and I like his energy and he seems on the ball.

      I’m hoping to get back to more regular TOD participation when I return but, until then, I just wanted to say thank you MIghty P!

      Wow! I just noticed I have a new color of avatar! I must have been away awhile 🙂

  17. 69 Nena20409
    May 20, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    2.2M is what @POTUS has now 😉
    Hello TOD 🙂
    Partly Cloudy, Nippy and Dull……in my neck of the woods.
    Congrats to the Gold ⭐ winner on this post and congrats to the Au ⭐ winners in the last 2 posts.

  18. 70 amk for obama
    May 20, 2015 at 12:32 pm


  19. 72 GGail
    May 20, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    PBO makes me so proud when he presents the grads their paper.

  20. May 20, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    So, it seems that the bus segregation scheme was the defense minister’s idea. Breaking news that Bibi has overruled him and canceled the policy. This coalition isn’t going to last long.

    • 75 Nena20409
      May 20, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      Netahyahu did a cancellation……after a huge backlash. The decision would not have been made public without his OK, initially.

      • 79 Nena20409
        May 20, 2015 at 1:21 pm

        Despite Netanyahu freezing the bus program, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Wednesday that the suspension was only temporary due to security concerns, Haaretz reported. He reiterated his support of the plan, saying that it was aimed at inspecting those entering and leaving Israel from and to the West Bank, and not to separate Jews and Palestinians.


        • 80 theo67
          May 20, 2015 at 4:09 pm

          The evil that is infecting Israel is bad and scary. This is how it starts…

          • May 20, 2015 at 9:40 pm

            Theo, It’s really sad and tragic to see how Israeli right wingers are destroying Israel and the honorable Jewish tradition that values Justice. Increasingly, right wing Israelis sound and act like the South African architects of “Apartheid” and American white supremacist who built the Jim Crow system.

    • 83 nospin
      May 20, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      my gut says Bibi was in on it from day one and approved until he got hit with being called a rabid racist.

  21. 84 Nena20409
    May 20, 2015 at 12:57 pm

  22. 85 Nerdy Wonka
    May 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    They love him.

  23. 87 Nena20409
    May 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    • 88 hopefruit2
      May 20, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      Yeah I get the media is now trying to humanize Bin Ladin…”Geez, well we tried at first to suggest that Obama didn’t really kill OBL as he claimed…but that didn’t pan out…so let’s try a different angle. OBL was actually a cool, great guy! And that man Obama killed him…”

      • 89 theo67
        May 20, 2015 at 4:11 pm

        Yes, you can see right through their tactics. I wonder if they’ll publish the loving letters of those who perished so brutally on 9/11 as comparison.

        It’s so offensive, what this media does to further the cause of the GOP and their puppet-masters!

  24. 90 Nena20409
    May 20, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    So this is the Picture…..the press has chosen…..the angle….that is.
    Rock it FLOTUS. Rock it.

    Haters are gonna HATE.

    • May 20, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      GAH, these jerks are reprehensible.

    • May 20, 2015 at 1:17 pm

      Haters have hated for over six years, and it won’t stop now. Someone have already said how she has brought down the name of the First Lady. They have call this woman all kinds of names, her husband too, but neither one of them have let it stop them. They keep marching on making me so proud of them both. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

    • 95 GGail
      May 20, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      After looking at that and seeing how FLOTUS can put a hurting on you, I doubt any hater would say something negative to her face! Hahahaha! You GO girl ! WHOOP!

  25. 96 Nena20409
    May 20, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Thank goodness, CA isn’t AK. CA will never allow Exxon to fleece them and avoid Real Penalty for this Spill.

  26. May 20, 2015 at 1:22 pm


  27. 101 Nena20409
    May 20, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    If this is so secretive…..how come the press knows the number of fights, what this space ship looks like, etc?

  28. 104 57andfemale
    May 20, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    We can’t let them change history:

  29. 105 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    May 20, 2015 at 1:32 pm

  30. 106 Nena20409
    May 20, 2015 at 1:33 pm

  31. 108 hopefruit2
    May 20, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Is the media now trying to turn Osama Bin Laden into some kind of liberal hero – after having tried unsuccessfully to discredit PBO’s killing him?!? I really don’t care that he was in support of climate change, or that Noam Chomsky was on his bookshelf, or that he was a Francophile. He was a murderer and a tyrant. And he deserved to meet his ultimate fate.

  32. 109 Nena20409
    May 20, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Whenever you are re-explaining, You have LOST!
    Yesterday’s report, Johnson trusted the Ayatollahs more than POTUS……today he needs to clarify 😉 WI is a state POTUS didn’t have any problems getting elected and re-elected twice.
    Walker won in 2010, 2011 and 2014…..off year elections.

    Keep talking….IDIOT. Your defeat in 2016 will be Historical.

    • 110 kid kanga
      May 20, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      I sure hope you are right! WI needs to do some MAJOR house cleaning over there. they are letting the rats run the show!

  33. 111 Nena20409
    May 20, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    BWD had this on her Twitter page yesterday………I thought, No…..this has got to be a mistake. And today? I have my doubts.
    GOOGLE can’t be this STUPID, can it?

  34. 117 JER
    May 20, 2015 at 2:02 pm

  35. 119 Linda
    May 20, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    close to 1,000 weapons confiscated at the WACO biker brawl.

    • 120 Nena20409
      May 20, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      1,000 weapons?
      No wonder the Police didn’t try to stop them before the “Melee” “Brawl” began.
      Don’t Mess with “STUPID” ❓

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