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  1. 1 COS
    June 30, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Wow, what a night at the WH.

  2. 12 jackiegrumbacher
    June 30, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Two beautiful, powerful and, yes, fabulous people with the grace to play shadow games with Girl Scouts on the lawn after dark. There will never be anyone else like them.

  3. 13 amk for obama
    June 30, 2015 at 10:11 pm


  4. 16 yardarm756
    June 30, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Psst! From yardarms email inbox.

    • 17 jacquelineoboomer
      June 30, 2015 at 11:05 pm

      Hi, Yardarm! Well, having finally gotten to the blog, now I’m too tired to stay. But I love inspirational quotes, so I’ll read these and then pay a short visit to twitter, and then zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

      GN, TODville.

  5. 19 No Child Left Behind
    June 30, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    • 20 Vicki
      June 30, 2015 at 10:26 pm

      This is out of control. Is it possible to station guards at vulnerable churches? How else can we respond to protect our churches? We need to do something immediately. What about the National Guard?

      • 21 CEB
        June 30, 2015 at 10:59 pm

        Too many churches and there will never be enough guards to keep this from happening. We need a change of heart and spirit in those who support and carry out these crimes. This is the ongoing work of our country.

    • 22 JER
      June 30, 2015 at 10:33 pm

      Church was previously burnt down in 1995. @PzFeed

      • June 30, 2015 at 10:35 pm

        This is to crazy, just what is going on here? Is it ISIS or these hate white groups.

        • 24 Judith Fardig
          June 30, 2015 at 10:51 pm

          KKK wanna-bes. This must stop! National Guard could help in this situation if next targets could be predicted. Local law enforcement should be on high alert near all African American churches in the south.

          • 25 CEB
            June 30, 2015 at 11:11 pm

            Often the local law was complicit if not directly involved in these acts of terrorism in many areas throughout the South. As we have all learned recently when it comes to this, the past is prologue.

  6. June 30, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    • 27 99ts
      June 30, 2015 at 11:48 pm

      Seems the GOP will stop at nothing to bring down their country – they do not understand, it reflects on them, not on the President

  7. June 30, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    I’m far from being a girl scout, but oh how I wish I was there at the WH camp out. 😦

  8. June 30, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Our First Couple is so cute.

  9. 31 Nerdy Wonka
    June 30, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    • 32 CEB
      June 30, 2015 at 10:48 pm

      He, he, he! They are too much!

      I love how my girl is rocking her version of outdoor camping fashion: white clothes and beautifully manicured nails (aqua?).

      I worked for the Girl Scouts as a P R person many years ago. When I visited camps I looked nothing like this. MO is one of a kind.

    • July 1, 2015 at 7:23 am

      Loveeeeee POTUS loveeeeee FLOTUS

  10. 35 Allison
    June 30, 2015 at 10:43 pm

  11. 37 Dudette
    June 30, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Dammit! WordPress reader sucks! If you get prompted to update the crap in your phone — Don’t Do It!


  12. 38 jacquelineoboomer
    June 30, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Chips and TOD – “Thanks” doesn’t quite cut it. But thank you, my friend CanadaBarb, for posting an update on my son’s surgery yesterday (the second longest day of my life after the day I gave birth to my son 46 years ago – and you mothers out there know we never forget that!!!). Thank you to everyone who both prayed and sent up good thoughts for my son, before and after, and then made some sweet comments here about it. Barb emailed me a bunch of messages and then a bunch more, and maybe tomorrow I’ll read them all as a group. Love you all.

    I was going to start fully describing what my son has been facing over the last many months, but I’m too whipped! (I’ve actually started it several times, but it’s a no-go tonight.) Let’s just say we were told after the previous two biopsies my son had that the large mass in his right lung “did not appear to be lung cancer,” and they were continuing to look at a fungal infection (who knew Illinois is a fungal paradise?), after many, many other lab tests proved negative. The pulmonary specialist finally convinced him to see the thoracic surgeon who said it “did not appear to be lung cancer but, if it is, we’re going to get it,” and when he went in yesterday morning, he found lung cancer and removed the right lung. We’re awaiting test results of the lymph nodes. It was still a very big SHOCK.

    Spent six hours with my son at the hospital today, while his girlfriend worked, which I will never forget. He’s coming along, has great pain in the upper shoulder from the operation (eased by some very much appreciated painkillers!), is keeping his spirits up, still not able to talk much, but did have something from the liquid diet menu both at lunch and dinner, a good sign. The best part was just being there with him. Twice this strong 6-foot-tall man reached out and quietly held my hand, smiling at me. I told him, “You do know how much you’re loved, don’t you?” He would doze off and on, and once when he awoke, I told him, “You look like you’re dreaming and you’re getting a big smile on your face when you do.” He said, keeping his eyes closed, “I’m dreaming about the grandkids” (his two grandboys!). Of course, we have photos of the two action figures around his room, the moms have sent videos from Florida for him, tonight he spoke to all five of his kids and the two boys. Well, as he put it, “You all talk, I’ll listen,” because his throat hasn’t gotten back to normal from the tube from the operation yet.

    I have profound faith that yesterday was the day my son’s health began getting to a better place, and I thank God and the stars above and through everybody’s good wishes that he’s going to have a good recovery and be on the mend. I also told him y’all had sent good thoughts from near and far, and he asked me to thank you very much.

    Thank you very much! ❤

    • June 30, 2015 at 11:01 pm

      Love and Light and Blessing all around you and yours, JO’B. ❤

    • 45 CEB
      June 30, 2015 at 11:03 pm

      I know that it will be difficult, but try to get some rest. Love and hugs to you, your son and all of your family. I will continue to hold all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

    • 46 desertflower
      June 30, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      Bless you and your son:) He’ll get stronger and stronger as time goes on…and soon enough be out playing with the grandkids:) Keeping you both in my good thoughts…

    • 47 Judith Fardig
      June 30, 2015 at 11:09 pm

      Let’s hope that since the mass looked atypical it can be easily eradicated is there is anything left after surgery. Praying for a clean report on the lymph nodes. Love is the best medicine, and you are giving it to your son straight from your heart. Hope all the TOD love helps, too. Take good care of yourself, Jacqueline!

    • 48 Dudette
      June 30, 2015 at 11:19 pm

      Love to you, honey! Sending positive energy to you and your son!

    • 49 sabreen60
      June 30, 2015 at 11:27 pm

      My prayers continue to be with you and your son, JO’B.

    • 50 amk for obama
      June 30, 2015 at 11:33 pm

      Best wishes to your son’s quick recovery, Jacqueline. My sis beat breast cancer and I am sure your son will too.

    • 51 mtmarilyn
      June 30, 2015 at 11:33 pm

      JOB, such good news. Sending you love, strength, prayers and healing energy! This will be along journey for all of you and we will be with you!

    • 52 a4alice
      June 30, 2015 at 11:39 pm

      gosh JB I just found out about this – what a shock to the system! You and son in my thoughts and prayers.

    • 53 99ts
      June 30, 2015 at 11:54 pm

      Sending all good thoughts JoB – may recovery be just around the corner.

    • 54 FoxfireTX
      July 1, 2015 at 12:44 am

      Thinking of you and your son with positive thoughts Jacqueline!

    • July 1, 2015 at 1:28 am

      Thinking of you and your son, JB. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and wishing for your son to have a speedy recovery.

    • 56 sjterrid
      July 1, 2015 at 1:48 am

      Jacqueline & son I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    • 57 canadabarb4obama
      July 1, 2015 at 3:31 am

      We look forward to good news and once your son is on the mend, we’ll enjoy the poem you will write!
      All kidding aside, Jacqueline, we love you and our prayers, meditations, and healing energies are sent your way, for you, your son. his children, and the grands.

    • July 1, 2015 at 7:25 am

      Oh, I have tears of joy from your note, JO’B. Thank you for stopping in and bringing us up to date, especially given your exhaustion. You and your son have been in my thoughts. It sounds like he is surrounded by love and healing and I will continue to hold highest HOPE for the very best care and recovery for him.

      I hope you get some good rest. Lots of love to you guys!! XOXO

    • 59 sherijr
      July 1, 2015 at 7:49 am

      Continued healing thoughts for ((((((your son)))))) JO’B so very glad to hear he is mending.

    • July 1, 2015 at 8:32 am

      So wonderful to hear. Wish him a very speedy recovery.

    • 61 nospin
      July 1, 2015 at 10:13 am

      my prayers are with you and your family jacquelineoboomer. Blessings to you and wishing your son a speedy recovery.

    • July 1, 2015 at 10:18 am

      Love and prayers coming your way!

    • 63 arapaho415
      July 1, 2015 at 11:39 am

      Thank you, JO’B for the update about your wonderful son and family.

      Shocking news and events for you and your family — after the doctors’ pre-operation assurances.

      Though such a traumatic event, your son is bathed in love and support — by those who know him best and by those in cyberspace here at TOD.

      Good news on his first day after surgery — continued healing, strength and recovery to JO’B son.

      ((( JO’B ))) ((( JO’B son ))) (((JO’B family ))))

    • July 1, 2015 at 11:57 am

      Jacqueline my heart is with you and your son. When hope rises then seems dashed it will rise again in another way. So many are praying and pulling for you and your family. Take time and faith to keep your strong.

    • 65 purpleshoesla
      July 1, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      {{{{{{{J’OB, J’OB’s son, J’OB’s family}}}}}}} Lit a candle for you and your family, asking that you and your family be surrounded with strong healing power and rejuvenating energies; Let it infuse every fiber, cell, of your beings and heal from within.

    • 66 whatisworking
      July 2, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      Will keep you and your family in my thoughts.

  13. 67 MightyPamela
    June 30, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Our temperatures dropped from the upper 80’s to the lower 79’s in about an hour! My downstairs neighbor still H’s her windows closed – MightyP can
    BREATHE!! Awesome sauce!! Hope that thunderstorm in DC at midnight doesn’t drive all those little girls inside! Of course, if it does, they can always have hot chocolate and marshmallows at one of the fireplaces! 🙂

      • 69 desertflower
        June 30, 2015 at 11:11 pm

        Yeah…I chuckled at that:) Lower 70’s seems like amazing right now….if only! Storms around again tonight for us, too. Last night it was NUTS around here..had a microburst right down the road from me…saw huge trees totally uprooted and thrown around…for the first time ever, I saw a huge tree that had flattened a car….oh, my goodness. It’s a mess! Supposed to have more of that tonight….we need the rain, but little rain and lots of lightening isn’t good! Everyone stay safe out there!

        Glad that you have a reprieve from your neighbor, MP…ENJOY!! Breathe deep:)

  14. June 30, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Really ….

    bbl …. prep sup …. then consume …. 🙂

  15. 71 Nerdy Wonka
    June 30, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    This truly is what terrorism looks like.

    This is horrific.

    • 72 desertflower
      June 30, 2015 at 11:26 pm

      Horrific and terrifying…which is precisely the point, isn’t it? My heart goes out to the congregations and the people of these communities…They WILL find out who did this and I hope that they are prosecuted to the fullest extent. Let karma take care of the rest.

  16. 73 Nerdy Wonka
    June 30, 2015 at 11:27 pm

  17. 74 amk for obama
    June 30, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    via bj

    • 75 a4alice
      June 30, 2015 at 11:50 pm

      i just read an article on this. some of these questions are hilarious. Jindal getting waaay more than he asked for – ha! 😀

  18. 76 amk for obama
    June 30, 2015 at 11:43 pm

  19. 77 amk for obama
    June 30, 2015 at 11:43 pm

  20. 78 amk for obama
    June 30, 2015 at 11:44 pm

  21. 79 amk for obama
    June 30, 2015 at 11:44 pm

  22. 81 amk for obama
    June 30, 2015 at 11:46 pm

  23. 82 amk for obama
    June 30, 2015 at 11:50 pm

  24. 83 amk for obama
    June 30, 2015 at 11:51 pm

  25. 84 amk for obama
    June 30, 2015 at 11:54 pm

  26. 85 amk for obama
    June 30, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    Boom. I am done.

  27. 86 amk for obama
    June 30, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    ok, last one.

  28. 87 Dudette
    July 1, 2015 at 12:38 am

  29. July 1, 2015 at 1:26 am

    good night TOD …

  30. 89 susanne
    July 1, 2015 at 2:18 am

    when he’s being goofy and she’s rolling her eyes– i just want to tuck them up under my wing and keep them safe forever. they are so precious and necessary.

  31. July 1, 2015 at 2:23 am

    I just love our President and First Lady together when they are playful like that.

  32. 92 Dudette
    July 1, 2015 at 3:52 am

    • July 1, 2015 at 7:22 am

      This a beautiful song and the photos are arrayed so beautifully. Mother Earth can be emotionally experienced in this video.
      POTUS and FLOTUS truly understand the importance of experiencing it. They did last night.
      Teddy Roosevelt would love and embrace them. Unless he was racist and I’ve never heard.
      Good morning! Totally hate waking up at 4 am but now I’m glad I did.

  33. July 1, 2015 at 7:25 am

    Happy Canada Day! We love you!

  34. July 1, 2015 at 7:59 am

  35. July 1, 2015 at 8:13 am

    A treat for TODville!!

  36. 103 sherijr
    July 1, 2015 at 8:14 am

    good morning TOD~ we had quite a storm in the middle of the night here in Baltimore, I’m wondering how the White House Girl Scouts managed last night.

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