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Rise and Shine

On This Day: Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama look at an app on an iPhone in the Outer Oval Office, Saturday, July 16, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Today

CDT

10:10: the President visits El Reno Federal Correctional Institution and tapes an interview with VICE

10:55: Delivers a statement

12:45: Departs Oklahoma

EDT

4:10: Arrives Joint Base Andrews

4:25: Arrives the White House

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On This Day: President Barack Obama and his family hike on Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park in Maine, July 16, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)


118 Responses to “Rise and Shine”


  1. 1 amk for obama
    July 16, 2015 at 10:11 am

    FURST.

  2. July 16, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Gonna be a short day at work / long day at the ER for me. Have to take the missus to casualty as she has major pain in her ankle. She’s taking a shower right now and is just shouting out in pain. She thinks it’s dislocated, but she’d be in much more pain if it were. This happened to her a few years ago; I forget what they did to her. Fortunately she’s off today, and doesn’t work tomorrow until 11pm.

  3. July 16, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Good morning TOD folks!

  4. July 16, 2015 at 10:17 am

    CDT 10:10am =11:10 Eastern = 8:10 Pacific

  5. July 16, 2015 at 10:21 am

  6. 32 desertflower
    July 16, 2015 at 10:21 am

    HA!

  7. 35 99ts
    July 16, 2015 at 10:21 am

    GM USA – congrats on furst amk

    Via BJ linked into the genius of Pierce

    “Moreover, as has been his want since he looked into the Great Shoebox of Fks and discovered that he had no more to give, the president is taking on all of criminal-justice reform at once. This week, he has gone after mandatory minimum sentences, and he’s chided various unfunny people about making prison-rape jokes, while suggesting at the same time that using the threat of sexual assault to coerce a confession or a plea is not what you call cricket.

    “We should not tolerate conditions in prison that have no place in any civilized country,” Obama said in a speech at the NAACP National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday. “We should not be tolerating overcrowding in prison. We should not be tolerating gang activity in prison.”We should not be tolerating rape in prison, and we shouldn’t be making jokes about it in our popular culture,” Obama added. “That is no joke. These things are unacceptable.””

    http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a36461/the-prison-industrial-complex/

    I have hated prison “jokes” since time immemorial. It always seems to me that the ONE place one should be safe is in a prison. The fact that people become more violent in prison, that they learn the worst about society in prison & that private organisations are involved both in running the prisons and using them for reality TV is a disgusting blot on society. It is not a topic any President has previously been willing to address – yet again PBO is leading the way.

    • 36 pkayden
      July 16, 2015 at 10:54 am

      Yes, President Obama is so right that the U.S. can do a much better job of housing its prisoners. There is no need for prisoners to be isolated for years on end in solitary confinement or being subjected to dangerous abuse such as rape while serving time. Glad to see President Obama leading the way on prison reform and pardoning scores of nonviolent offenders.

  8. 37 desertflower
    July 16, 2015 at 10:22 am

  9. 38 Nerdy Wonka
    July 16, 2015 at 10:23 am

    • 39 desertflower
      July 16, 2015 at 10:32 am

      More than disturbing

      • July 16, 2015 at 10:54 am

        the same mentality that allows citizens to take a Confederate Flag to greet the President…the same mentality that thinks it’s ok to call immigrants rapists…the same mentality that allows a mayor to denigrate the President and First Lady…is the same attitude that killed Sandra Bland…make NO mistake about it

    • 42 99ts
      July 16, 2015 at 10:41 am

      It it so hard to see the end of this until mandatory prison for every policeman who allows someone to die on their watch. They seem to have reached the point where “dead men tell no tales”. She died for “failing to signal when changing lanes” – or she died because the police wanted to make a few $$$ from a visitor to their town.

      Where I live it’s compulsory to change lanes without a signal. If you signal, the derps close up and won’t let you change lanes!!!!!!!

    • 43 amk for obama
      July 16, 2015 at 10:43 am

      Despite all the exposures, it never stops, does it?

      • 44 Nerdy Wonka
        July 16, 2015 at 10:48 am

        It truly doesn’t and it is chilling and heartbreaking.

        28, college educated, beginning a new job at her alma mater. Following a traffic stop and an encounter with cops, she ends up dead.

        California, Texas, Washington State, New York, Alaska, Oregon, Georgia, Utah, Michigan etc. – There is no safe place for a Black person after an encounter with the cops.

        No matter what age, gender, or socioeconomic background; your Black skin means that some monster can deem you a threat and kill you.

        • 45 hopefruit2
          July 16, 2015 at 10:58 am

          Indeed NW. Meanwhile the REAL threats are being coddled and humanized, transformed by the media into sympathetic, docile “mentally ill/bullied kids.”

        • 46 amk for obama
          July 16, 2015 at 11:09 am

          This legalized killing of your own citizens is chilling.

    • 47 pkayden
      July 16, 2015 at 10:59 am

      This is so sad. I feel drained from even hearing about these murders. Why would she commit suicide in a jail cell? She had so much to live for. The family should demand any footage from jailhouse cameras.

  10. July 16, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Thursday morning. Congrats Amk, on being FURST this morning.

    To all, I hope you have an outstanding and rewarding day today ❤ ❤ ❤

    Thank God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America. ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  11. July 16, 2015 at 10:32 am

  12. 50 Nerdy Wonka
    July 16, 2015 at 10:34 am

  13. July 16, 2015 at 10:35 am

  14. July 16, 2015 at 10:36 am

    • 60 pkayden
      July 16, 2015 at 11:17 am

      And the MSM never calls out the Republicans for their obstructionist ways. We’re talking about a Party whose members met on the day President Obama was first inaugurated and vowed to obstruct him to defeat his legacy.

  15. 61 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    July 16, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I JUST HAD AN IGNORANT PICK UP DRIVER PARADE HIS CONFEDERATE FLAG BY MY HOUSE…GO TO HELL BASTARD…YOUR DAY IS COMING!

  16. 62 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    July 16, 2015 at 10:43 am

    BE BACK TO WATCH THE PRESIDENT IN A FEW……………..

  17. 63 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    July 16, 2015 at 10:44 am

    IT LOOKS LIKE MSNBC IS GOING TO COVER IT ALSO………………

  18. July 16, 2015 at 10:45 am

  19. 70 57andfemale
    July 16, 2015 at 10:48 am

    david Sirota is a tool, but he’s right on here:

    • 71 amk for obama
      July 16, 2015 at 11:37 am

      pot, meet kettle.

      • 72 57andfemale
        July 16, 2015 at 11:50 am

        Ain’t that the truth, amk! This bastard, who made up lie after lie about PBO because PBO didn’t follow his playbook, now is offended by Major Garrett? Effing hypocrite!

  20. July 16, 2015 at 11:02 am

  21. 77 57andfemale
    July 16, 2015 at 11:04 am

  22. 78 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    July 16, 2015 at 11:08 am

    MSN ON W/ PBO VISIT…..PRISON IS NOTHING BUT A SLAVE TUNNEL FILLED WITH CORRUPTION! THE REAL MAGGOTS HOLD ADMINISTRATIVE SEATS AND THE GUARDS ARE THE FLYING MONKEYS! ALOT OF MONEY PASSES THROUGHPRISONS IN THE DRUG TRADE…ALONG WITH SEX AND CIGARETTES. THERE IS NO INVESTMENT IN THE PRISONER OTHER THAN THIS!

  23. 80 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    July 16, 2015 at 11:13 am

    WHERE IS THE LINK FOR THIS?????

  24. July 16, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Thanks for the well-wishes, folks.

    Now, as promised, a story of books and poo.

  25. 89 JER
    July 16, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Good Morning BFF and TOD.

    • 90 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      July 16, 2015 at 11:18 am

      45 VEHICLES IN ALL…AND NEEDED IN THIS AREA!

      • 91 SUEDUVALLSMITH
        July 16, 2015 at 11:22 am

        I REMEMBER THE WEEK I SPENT NEAR THE MEXICAN BORDER AT NIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SANDBOX WAITING TO BOARD A PICK UP BUS TO GET IN TO SEE MY SON….WE KEPT GOING INTO THE SAME 7/11 AT 3 A.M. FOR LOADS OF COFFE AND DONUTS…I THINK THE CASHIER THOUGHT WE WERE CASING TO ROB THE PLACE…IT WAS QUITE AN EXPERIENCE AND THOSE BASTARD GUARDS WERE NOT GOOD TO US. WE BRIBED THEM WITH BAKERY.

  26. 92 JER
    July 16, 2015 at 11:18 am

  27. 93 57andfemale
    July 16, 2015 at 11:21 am

  28. 94 JER
    July 16, 2015 at 11:22 am

  29. July 16, 2015 at 11:22 am

    There’s this little cutie from yesterday:

  30. 102 JER
    July 16, 2015 at 11:24 am

  31. 103 57andfemale
    July 16, 2015 at 11:26 am

    • 104 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      July 16, 2015 at 11:31 am

      CONGRESS IS CROOKED…THEY DON’T WANT THEIR WAR GAMES TO BE EXPOSED…THIS HAS BEEN A GAMING SYSTEM SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE PRESIDENCY….IT’S TIME FOR CHANGE!

  32. July 16, 2015 at 11:30 am

  33. 112 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    July 16, 2015 at 11:37 am

    IS SOMEBODY FILMING THIS????

  34. July 16, 2015 at 11:37 am

  35. 114 Allison
    July 16, 2015 at 11:40 am

  36. 115 Linda
    July 16, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Newt still owes 4.6 million from his 2012 campaign.

    Rubio has missed 30 % of votes in the Senate so far this year.

  37. July 16, 2015 at 11:42 am

  38. 117 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    July 16, 2015 at 11:44 am

    MY HUSBAND IS HOME TODAY AND WE HAVE ERRANDS TO RUN…HOPEFULLY THERE WILL BE A TAPE OF THIS SOMEWHERE….I HAVE TO GO…BLESSINGS EVERYONE……………


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