Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Thank you, President Obama














140 Responses to “Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Thank you, President Obama”

  1. 1 COS
    June 5, 2015 at 11:14 am

    And more jobs. GM Chips and TOD.

  2. June 5, 2015 at 11:14 am

    GM TOD! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend 🙂

  3. June 5, 2015 at 11:16 am

    “This week, students and engineers from around the world will descend on Southern California for two days of good old-fashioned robot mayhem. A total of 25 teams will compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, a competition to design robots that could one day help respond to a natural or man-made disaster. The competition, hosted by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the military’s R&D branch, is open to the public and takes place June 5 and 6 in Pomona, California. The winning team will take home $2 million. The runner-up and third-place teams will receive $1 million and $500,000, respectively. [See images from the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials] In December 2013, 16 teams competed in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials in Florida, and 11 teams were selected to move on to the finals. In March, 14 other teams qualified to take part in the competition. The teams hail from countries around the globe, including the United States, Japan, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Germany and Italy.

    For instance, there’s Team RoboSimian from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. This team’s apelike robot will use its four limbs to remain stable and avoid tipping over. This could be a boon in the competition, because the robots will not be tethered as they try to complete the various tasks. Then there’s Carnegie Mellon University’s team Tartan Rescue, whose CHIMP robot took third place in the 2013 DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials. The bot has a humanlike shape, but rolls on rubberized tracks like a tank, which helps it move over uneven terrain. From Japan’s National Institute of Industrial Science and Technology comes Team AIST-NEDO, whose HRP2+ robot boasts such abilities as walking two-legged on rough terrain, lying down and getting up, falling safely, passing through narrow passages, manipulating objects while supporting itself, and dancing in traditional Japanese style. It also looks a bit like the robot from the film “Chappie.” China’s Team Intelligent Pioneer is bringing their robot Xing Tian, named after an ancient Chinese mythical hero. The humanoid bot was originally designed to be a household aide, doing housework and taking care of children and the elderly, team members said….continued”

    • June 5, 2015 at 11:21 am

      The competition is today and tomorrow and being live-streamed now (link in tweet & youtube below)

      Image and video hosting by TinyPic

        • June 5, 2015 at 11:44 am

          It blows my mind, Meta! Are you watching any of the 4 courses right now? Click on the roboticschallenge.org link in the tweet and it as live video (the youtube video I posted wont run on WP anymore) of the red/blue/green/yellow courses as the robots attempt to complete the many tasks initiated by Darpa’s competition!

  4. 9 COS
    June 5, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Hey NW, Thanks.

    • 10 donna dem 4 obama
      June 5, 2015 at 11:33 am

      COS I have been meaning to catch you to tell you how stunning your granddaughter was last week going to her prom. She was just a little girl when we started this journey with President Obama 8 years ago and look at her now. I know that you and Tracy are so very proud.

      • 11 COS
        June 5, 2015 at 11:44 am

        Thanks Donna. You know I am here with Tracy. I had to fly here last Wednesday. She went to emergency and they told her that she had to have bypass heart surgery. She had an aortic aneurysm, and is lucky to be alive. All of this was happening while her daughter was getting ready for prom. She has awesome friends who stepped in and took over.

        • 12 donna dem 4 obama
          June 5, 2015 at 11:49 am

          OMG I didn’t know!!!! I saw the pictures and assumed everything was okay. I just went to FB and saw Sasha’s message. Please, Please give her my regards. If there is anything else I can do don’t hesitate to ask.

        • June 5, 2015 at 12:00 pm

          OH, NO. COS, I’m so sorry to hear this. Please give her our very best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery. Our thoughts are with you. {{{{COS}}}}

          • 14 COS
            June 5, 2015 at 12:05 pm

            Thanks very much. She is at home and her doctor says her recovery is progressing fine. It was a real scare.

        • 15 jacquelineoboomer
          June 5, 2015 at 12:04 pm

          COS – Hugs to you and Tracy. So sorry to hear this – hope all goes well from this point! Take care.

        • 17 Judith Fardig
          June 5, 2015 at 12:35 pm

          Yikes! That is a terribly scary situation. Glad it had a good outcome for Tracy. Long recovery ahead for her. Be well yourself!

        • 18 sjterrid
          June 5, 2015 at 1:19 pm

          Cos, I’m sorry to hear that tracy needed to have an emergency bypass heart surgery. Glad to know that the surgery went well and she is home. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    • 19 Nerdy Wonka
      June 5, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      You’re welcome, COS. Sending positive thoughts to Tracy, her daughter, and you.

  5. 20 jacquelineoboomer
    June 5, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Fully packed post, NW! Thanks and good morning.

    Mornin’, TOD.

  6. June 5, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Samsung’s Iron Man-branded Galaxy S6 Edge arrives with a custom paint job, 64GB of on-board storage and a limited edition wireless charger accessory with an appropriate arc reactor graphic included on top. It ships with a clear cover, too, so you can protect your precious “armor” when ticketing around in the real world. The box it comes in is also red and gold, and there’s a big ol’ Iron Man helmet stencil graphic on the back of the device, too, as well as a software theme to match…continued

  7. June 5, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Who knew of all the amazing benefits being researched and developed with Spiders?

    “Spider-Man would be so envious. Spiders have woven webs infused with carbon nanotubes and even graphene, raising the prospect of new materials with record-beating properties. Graphene – sheets of carbon just one atom thick – is one of the strongest artificial materials, and spider silk is one of the strongest natural ones…continued”

    “..Spraying spiders with atom-thick graphene or carbon nanotubes infuses their webs with “unprecedented” super-strength — enough to catch a falling plane from the sky. Researchers at the University of Trento in Italy found that combining 300 nanometre-wide graphene particles or nanotubes with water, and spraying the solution onto arachnids, had surprising effects on their silk. Through a process that is not yet entirely clear, some of the 15 Pholcidae spiders in the study created webs that where 3.5 times as tough as the best silk known to nature — that of the giant riverine orb spider. It’s also on a par with the other toughest material known to nature — limpet teeth…continued”

  8. 24 Don
    June 5, 2015 at 11:38 am

    God I hate tilapia, fish Fridays need to be abolished.

    • 25 Don
      June 5, 2015 at 11:39 am

      It doesn’t have any flavor, its so meh.

      • 26 Vicki
        June 5, 2015 at 12:27 pm

        Haha The first time i was served tilapia was at a Spa. It was as if I was eating my paper napkin. Nothing since has improved my opinion of this species. And I Love most fish.

        • 27 GGail
          June 5, 2015 at 12:32 pm

          Ha! you two are so funny about the taste or lack of taste of tilapia. It is the go-to fish for our Latin, mainly Hispanic community. I think it is widely served in Mexico.

    • 28 hopefruit2
      June 5, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      Don’t let LL hear you saying this! 🙂

  9. June 5, 2015 at 11:39 am

    If McConnell carries out his threat to confirm no appellate judges in the next year, that would be an extraordinary departure from prior practice. According to the Federal Judicial Center, the Senate confirmed six appeals court judges in President George W. Bush’s seventh year in office, despite the fact that the Senate was controlled by Democrats.


    This is how the Powers that be keep the anti government sentiment going…by gumming up the works so that government cannot be efficient…goes back to a summary written yesterday by SmartyPants

    • June 5, 2015 at 11:41 am

      I was stewing about this last night. McConnell is just depraved. GAH, I cannot stand those people.

      • June 5, 2015 at 11:46 am

        WeThePeople have only ourselves to blame…we do not take our role in our democracy seriously…we continue to vote…these people into office…or by our inactivity we allow the other side to determine policy…in addition we have a complicit press that is corporate owned who have given up their sacred duty that is enshrined in the constitution

      • 32 Vicki
        June 5, 2015 at 11:51 am

        Depraved, yes.
        If you read the article about Walker as well above this all you can say is Evil. Depraved. Evil. paid off. And On A Mission to do what is Impossible—-Injure POTUS.

        Mitch and Scott will be remembered by history either not at all or as two useless POS.

    • 33 Nena20409
      June 5, 2015 at 11:50 am

      What is the difference from what he did in Dec of 2008? He held a meeting with GOPers in the Senate to deny Pres-elect any legislative win. In 2010, Oct to be exact, he doubled down and stated publicly twice to deny Pres Obama a 2nd term. He broke every record on Filibustering. He has Never been shy of his motives. The sad thing is that knowing all his duplicity, the Media ignores the facts and frankly, Dems have failed to make McConnell the Senate Mafia Hit man he has been against USA, the Constitutional Oaths he has taken and his Obstructionism he had engineered since after the Nov 2008 election.

    • 36 Obama Grandmama
      June 5, 2015 at 11:58 am

      One of the things I hate is not being heard by the likes of McConnell or Boehner since I do not live in their state or district. They only accept emails if you are their constituent yet their work affects all of us.

      • June 5, 2015 at 12:38 pm

        indeed…that is why there has to be a strategy to address the needs and concerns of the their constituents….they need good schools…good food…jobs…etc..

      • 38 Judith Fardig
        June 5, 2015 at 12:41 pm

        OG – that’s exactly why I learned how to use twitter. You can jump over their Congressional email fire walls and tweet directly to @McConnellPress and @SpeakerBoehner.

    • 39 amk for obama
      June 5, 2015 at 12:10 pm

      well, the dems were warned gazillion times that this exactly is what would happen.

  10. 42 Nena20409
    June 5, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Fantastic Post, NW. Thank You.
    Hello TOD. TGIF. Breeze……. 🙂 🙂 😉 , partly cloudy in MN today.
    Congrats to COS and LP for their Twin Au ⭐ ⭐ 😎
    So Hastert is indeed a predictor. The DC Media knew, and covered it up. The numbers will just grow now 😦
    Job! Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!
    OK! Thanks Pres Obama!

  11. June 5, 2015 at 11:43 am

    • 45 Vicki
      June 5, 2015 at 11:47 am

      PBO has said that no other player can beat Curry’s shots.
      Last night was thrilling. At the beginning I was disheartened by Cleveland’s size and speed, but we got the result I was hoping for.

      Look at the size of Steph’s hands in this photo.

      • June 5, 2015 at 12:26 pm

        Not so quick, Lebron has met POTUS, he has even met FLOTUS. And the Cavs had a chance to win that game last night. I think Lebron should had driven to the basket instead of taking a fade away shot, but I think it will be a good series.

        • 48 GGail
          June 5, 2015 at 12:38 pm

          Well alright we’ve got supporters for both teams – AWESOME!

          Go Warrior’s 🙂

        • June 5, 2015 at 12:40 pm

          I think POTUS is impress with all the basketball players, Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant, Lebron, Westbrook, Walls, Kevin Garnet, name a player and I bet he knows him, his stats and all.

    • June 5, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      I’m a Warrior fan and am over the moon that they are in the finals after all these years. I also have mad respect for LaBron as a player and a person. The President is such a sports fan. He respects athletes so much. Last night’s game was so exciting.

      • 52 GGail
        June 5, 2015 at 1:40 pm

        It was so very exciting and suspenseful. I can’t wait for the next game. Last night’s crowd was the 12th man, truly rooting for their team. 😀

  12. 53 Vicki
    June 5, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Nerdy!! Jobs, Jobs, jobs, is good, great, greatest! Thank you. This is the info that matters and how far out into the public consciousness will it get? Who knows.

  13. 55 Nena20409
    June 5, 2015 at 11:54 am

    • June 5, 2015 at 12:31 pm

      Oh how the right wing haters would be trashing our POTUS and FLOTUS if they had 17 traffic infractions.

      • 57 GGail
        June 5, 2015 at 12:39 pm

        They would go all the way back to when they were Barack & Michelle to find traffic infractions – but, there’s none to be found! HA!

  14. 58 Nena20409
    June 5, 2015 at 11:56 am

  15. 59 Nena20409
    June 5, 2015 at 11:58 am

    • 60 jacquelineoboomer
      June 5, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      How can you find your footing when you’re mired in imaginary quicksand? Everything this guy says is subject to being uncovered in a lie detector test.

      • 61 nospin
        June 5, 2015 at 4:22 pm

        “How can you find your footing when you’re mired in imaginary quicksand?” <– THIS

  16. June 5, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Thanks a gaaaaaaaaaaaazillion Nerdy!!

  17. June 5, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Blog Tyrants unite….I need freeing from the WordPress moderator 🙂 Congrats on first COS and wonderful round-up Nerdy!

  18. 68 Nena20409
    June 5, 2015 at 12:03 pm

  19. 69 Obama Grandmama
    June 5, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Anyone hear if PBO’s funeral speech will be carried tomorrow? I looked at the various TV stations on my tivo schedule and saw nothing listed. If it is to be carried what time and what station?

  20. 71 Nena20409
    June 5, 2015 at 12:05 pm

      June 5, 2015 at 12:17 pm


  21. 74 donna dem 4 obama
    June 5, 2015 at 12:06 pm

  22. June 5, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Good morning, good evening and good night, fellows.

    BREAKING NEWS: The missus and I may have to have a quickie wedding. No, she’s not preggers. A change in policy may be coming and we’d have to get married quickly so that there’d be no confusion about her being on my insurance. So, we’d have the courthouse wedding, and then a big bash some time next year. Will keep you all posted.

  23. 93 Nena20409
    June 5, 2015 at 12:07 pm

  24. 94 Nena20409
    June 5, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    • 95 Nena20409
      June 5, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      In my way of THINKING, nothing Surprising about the Job numbers…….Since 2010, the numbers have been solid…….in the last 2 yrs, due to horrible Winter, the 1st Quarters have had hits and a rejuvenation followed, afterwards.

  25. 96 Nena20409
    June 5, 2015 at 12:15 pm

  26. 97 kid kanga
    June 5, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    TGIF! Its always a good friday with OUR president manning the helm. So much lying, negativity and propaganda out there, must mean OUR president is busy WINNING!

  27. 98 Nena20409
    June 5, 2015 at 12:17 pm

  28. 99 jacquelineoboomer
    June 5, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Until somebody pays him to say something differently.

  29. 108 Nena20409
    June 5, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    June 5th, 2015
    WH Presser with Josh “The Voice” Earnest is scheduled for 12:30 pm EDT

  30. 109 Nena20409
    June 5, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    • June 5, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      That’s the truth Jimmy Carter. The whole truth and that’s one reason why the right wing hate the Obamas so much, they know they are not superior to Barack and Michelle Obama..

  31. 111 Nena20409
    June 5, 2015 at 12:45 pm

  32. 112 Nena20409
    June 5, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    4.9M Job Openings as of March 31st, 2015……..Choke on that Haters!

  33. June 5, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Good day TOD!

    While @POTUS is at G7 ….

    bbl …

  34. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    June 5, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Learned that the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (which handles personnel records of current and former federal employees, including retirees like moi) will start sending out email and snail mail to the 4 million affected, beginning next week.

  35. 115 Nena20409
    June 5, 2015 at 12:53 pm

  36. 116 Nena20409
    June 5, 2015 at 12:56 pm

  37. 118 Nena20409
    June 5, 2015 at 1:04 pm

  38. 122 JER
    June 5, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    • June 5, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      And the right wing haters have already started complaining about the trip, no as they call it another vacation paid for by the tax payers. And as I remind the racists idiots that my tax dollars paid for Laura Bush and her twins to go on their many trips (vacations), my tax dollars is still paying for security of G.W. Bush, Dick Cheney, So to hell with those haters.

  39. June 5, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Trying to decide what hat to wear to LL’s wedding, this looks perfect:

  40. 132 Nena20409
    June 5, 2015 at 1:05 pm

  41. June 5, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    It is obvious that Hillary Clinton has put a lot of thought into the roll-out of her presidential campaign. And so far, she’s hitting all the right notes. With her bold speech about voting rights this week, she adds to an impressive array of issues she’s covered so far.

    • 134 Don
      June 5, 2015 at 1:51 pm

      I agree prettyfoot, she does well when she speaks on grassroots issues. Leave all that other non-sense stuff alone.

  42. 135 Nena20409
    June 5, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    At The WH Press Podium LIVE

  43. 136 Nena20409
    June 5, 2015 at 1:14 pm

  44. 137 jacquelineoboomer
    June 5, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Totally O/T. Let’s just say our mail handler is a part of our community. Everybody jokes with him (son down the street, granddaughter who was here for a while, great grandson, neighbors). As an aside, he’s a tall, good-looking guy in his 40s (think he had a little crush on aforementioned blonde granddaughter, he’s still asking about her). Today, I’m sitting on my front porch, see him across the street. He’s glistening from the heat and looks like he can’t wait to get back in the A/C. Innocently, I call over, “You look hot.”

    He stops, swivels in my direction, smiles, and says, “Thanks!”

    I LMAO and told him I just realized how that sounded, and called over, “Okay, let’s just say you look warm. And hot.” And he laughed.

    I was reminded of my youngest granddaughter, now 12, who’ll be here for the summer, and her previous admonition to me: “Stop talking to strangers!”

    Grandmother’s gotta be grandmother, kids!

    • 138 Obama Grandmama
      June 5, 2015 at 6:48 pm

      When my kids were teenagers I totally embarrassed them when I talked to cashiers. Hey! I like talking to people. It is fun meeting new people. Having your attention focussed on texting and FB instead of those around you in real life seems weird to me.

      • 139 jacquelineoboomer
        June 5, 2015 at 9:13 pm

        Ha. I agree. When my grandkids get embarrassed, I tell them, “Hey, get used to it. I even speak to store mannequins.”

        Usually shuts ’em up, wondering if I’d do that. Try it. 🙂

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