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The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama waves to staff and journalists as he departs the White House

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President Barack Obama speaks at the 116th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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President Barack Obama arrives to John. F. Kennedy airport in New York, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Obama is in New York for a taping of "The Daily Show" and a private fundraiser. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

President Barack Obama arrives at John. F. Kennedy airport in New York. President Obama is in New York for a taping of “The Daily Show” and a private fundraiser

President Barack Obama waves to supporters as he leaves John. F. Kennedy airport in New York, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Obama is in New York for a taping of "The Daily Show" and a private fundraiser. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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Pete Souza: President Obama talks with Jon Stewart between segments of The Daily Show.

U.S. President Barack Obama makes an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in New York July 21, 2015.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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Pete Souza


109 Responses to “The President’s Day”


  1. 1 EricFive
    July 21, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Could it be?

  2. 7 Nerdy Wonka
    July 21, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    • 8 GGail
      July 21, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      Oh my God! There is no way that fiesty young woman killed herself – NO WAY. You hear officers at the scene trying to make his scratches more than minor scratches and he even admits that she didn’t kick him very hard. He became irritated that she dared to question his authority.

  3. 9 Nerdy Wonka
    July 21, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    The video is FUNNY! 😀 😀 😀

    • July 21, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      Those vets were having none of that…they took the sign out of his hands….then they gave each other a silent high five…..i wonder what the President thought…

  4. 11 JER
    July 21, 2015 at 9:02 pm

  5. 12 GGail
    July 21, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Thanks NW for I didn’t get to hear his VFW speech in real time

  6. July 21, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    You’re the best, HUUUUUGE thanks Nerdy.

  7. July 21, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Very happy to see our president with the vets, as a disabled veteran (Army) I truly adore everything this administration has attempted to do for vets and military.

    Two points if I may.

    1. I loathe Jon Stewart, absolutely LOATHE HIM.

    2. My TL is filled with Bernie supporters and I have gotten into many arguments with them as well as with Hillary supporters. Bernie’s peeps are annoying delusional cretins. Just my opinion.

    I’m truly sorry but the Democrats don’t excite me and i’m having a difficult time accepting the inevitable – Hillary as the nominee. Sadly she’ll also select a Blue Dog like Evan Byah as VP which will push me to the edge.

    Let’s face it folks 2016 will be the anti-climax o after eight beautiful years of our united struggles unless there’s a black horse waiting to come into the race.

    I might need more anti-depressants after 20 Jan 2017.

    • 17 desertflower
      July 21, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      I’m thinking about Bali or Tahiti:)

    • 20 jackiegrumbacher
      July 21, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      Mittens, the reality is that President Obama NEEDS a Democratic president to succeed him if his achievements are to be sustained in any form. A Republican president will set a scorched earth policy in place and destroy anything that PBO has done. That’s why, however unmoved we may be by the Democratic nominee, we have to vote for that person for the sake of our President. We simply can’t let him down by not voting and getting as many people as possible to vote with us.

  8. 24 desertflower
    July 21, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    See the veteran salute POTUS? Nice.

  9. July 21, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    ‘This weekend, smothered the high-rises of downtown Vancouver. Sunsets as far south as Ohio took on brilliant hues of red and orange. And humanity reached another potential milestone in climate change—all thanks to hundreds of wildfires burning in Alaska and Canada. The problem isn’t just scorched landscape—though that’s bad enough, to the tune of 3 million acres and 600 fires in Alaska and over 4,000 wildfires in Canada. This year has been exceptionally hot and dry—just ask a Californian—but even so this year’s blazes haven’t yet surpassed the toll of the even fierier 2004. As Sam Harrel, spokesperson for the Alaska Fire Service, puts it in understated terms, “We are on a track for a lot of acres this year.”

    But the real problem is that the fires could accelerate the melting of permafrost, a layer of ground that’s never supposed to get above freezing. And permafrost is one of Earth’s great storehouses of carbon. Release it, and you speed up climate change. What ties all that together is “duff,” the thick layer of moss, twigs, needles, and other living or once-living material that blankets the forest floor. Duff can be up to a foot thick, and it provides the insulation that keeps permafrost cold through even the sunny days of summer. But when fire comes along, duff becomes fuel. Burning duff releases carbon too, of course, but losing it is like ripping the insulation out of a refrigerator….continued’

  10. 27 JER
    July 21, 2015 at 9:10 pm

  11. July 21, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    • 29 EricFive
      July 21, 2015 at 9:17 pm

      Wow. Barney Frank speaking some TRUTH. That “psychic income” causes them to berate PBO’s accomplishments, causes them to deny African-American’s pain, forces them to take offense to the ‘Black Lives Matter’ slogan. This is the same “psychic income” the GOP base gets in believing the worst about their President and rooting for his failure. Two sides of the same coin.

      • July 21, 2015 at 9:47 pm

        her tweet makes a powerful statement …..

    • 31 hopefruit2
      July 21, 2015 at 9:17 pm

      That’s the truth.

    • July 21, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      wut? I give…there must be something in water for old white New Eglanders these days 😕

  12. July 21, 2015 at 9:11 pm

  13. 36 JER
    July 21, 2015 at 9:12 pm

  14. July 21, 2015 at 9:13 pm

  15. July 21, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Thank you NW. Love the pics of our handsome president. Looking forward to watching his VFW speech when I get home.

  16. July 21, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    ‘Polar bears have rougher times coming as the Arctic sea ice is melting and climate change is taking its toll on them and their environment. During an intensive new study, researchers have found that polar bears are now facing the danger of starvation as the accelerated melting of the Arctic sea ice has stranded many of them on land, unable to hunt for seals. Summer sea ice was their quick delivery of food. Now, the chances are getting slimmer that they hunt seals. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Wyoming tracked 43 bears for two years, between 2008 and 2009. Previous studies had suggested that in order to conserve energy, polar bears, particularly those that are stranded on land fall into a state of walking hibernation which would protect them in the face of starvation.

    The new study comes to contradict the walking hibernation hypothesis. The 43 polar bears were both shore bears and ice bears. The research team tracked the activity levels and the body temperature of the polar bears over summer months. Both the polar bears stranded on land and those that spend time on what’s left of the Arctic ice sea displayed similar declines both in body temperature, as well as activity. However, the decline is far less pronounced than the changes that occur during the polar bears’ winter hibernation. Continuing in a limbo of survival with less food, the polar bears are in fact facing starvation….continued’

  17. 44 Nena20409
    July 21, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Lovely pictorial post, NW.
    Congrats EricFive on your Gold ⭐

  18. 46 Nena20409
    July 21, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    On this, Matthews has been fairly consistent.

    • 47 99ts
      July 21, 2015 at 9:35 pm

      He’s too often attacked the President and supported the RWNJs – now scared about what the media (of which he is part) has created.

  19. 48 No Child Left Behind
    July 21, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Good Evening TODVille,

    Nothing sweeter than coming home to find out how THE DONALD is creating havoc for his party. The mockery of the Dear Senator Lindsey Graham is the best.

  20. 49 hopefruit2
    July 21, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Uhm…the President is paying his respects to a deceased novelist, and you’re asking him to tell TLC to have 4 more seasons of some damn show?!?!? LMAO…

  21. 58 COS
    July 21, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    When did Kaisch become so popular in Ohio with a large approval rating?

  22. 59 amk for obama
    July 21, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    So bt, guess the pub crawl with #danny went well?

  23. 71 hopefruit2
    July 21, 2015 at 9:26 pm

  24. July 21, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Another great “President’s Day” NW. Thank you!!!

  25. 74 amk for obama
    July 21, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    good analysis of donald dreck and his racist party.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33600260

    the case of the ugly monster and its courters.

    • 75 99ts
      July 21, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      “Donald Trump always threatened to turn the race for the Republican presidential nomination into even more of a reality television show.
      And lately it has come to resemble a gruesome episode of Big Brother, where it becomes near impossible to evict a boorish and abusive housemate because of his popularity with viewers. ”

      Such a perfect analogy

  26. July 21, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Yes We Do

  27. 77 hopefruit2
    July 21, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Our President is safely home – after another magnificent and productive day.

  28. 83 amk for obama
    July 21, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    A US air strike has reportedly killed Muhsin al-Fadhli, the Kuwaiti leader of the Khorasan Group, a shadowy al-Qaeda offshoot operating in Syria.

    Al-Fadhli was targeted on 8 July while travelling in a vehicle near Sarmada in Syria, a Pentagon spokesman said.

    A statement by US Navy Capt Jeff Davis said al-Fadhli was one of the few al-Qaeda leaders to have known in advance of the 9/11 attacks.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-33617316

  29. July 21, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    The Anti-Semitism runs deep with Ron ….

  30. July 21, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    In_Deed, what happened to her cellphone?

  31. 89 globalcitizenlinda
    July 21, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    FYI about Ohio and Kasich “approval ratings”:

    Earlier in his first term, Kasich tried to destroy collective bargaining among other arrogant things he did and said (not much different from the rest of his fellow righwingers).

    Unions and Union-supporters but an initiative on the ballot to oppose Kasich’s actions against collective bargaining. Kasich lost very badly but he said he had learned a lesson.

    from his subsequent actions you can detect that the lesson he learned was that he would let the Gerrymandered gop legislature take the public lead to push destructive policies while he remained in the background and signed these draconian laws.

    the approval ratings is largely attributable to the fact that for non-political people in Ohio, they are not paying attention to the radical laws and most importantly, they don’t see him upfront leading the radical fight.

    to make matters worse, the Ohio Democratic party is currently in a bad place and disorganized. Exhibit A: the old guard put on the ballot, a dem with some personal issues, as the challenger to Kasich’s re-election.

    After the scandals of the Dems were insinuated, there opposition to Kasich crumbled and all the people on the down-ballot ticket were unable to mount any credible opposition to the gop.

    despite the fact that Ohio is critical to the presidential election, very little resources were put into the last election cycle to oppose the gop.

    so bottom line, Kasich’s numbers are largely as a result of a very weak disorganized opposition (Ohio Dem party)

  32. July 21, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Ms Switf evidently has gotten a Black Twitter 101 (as have others) over this …..

    • July 21, 2015 at 10:11 pm

      Damn straight 😀 😀 😀

    • 92 Nerdy Wonka
      July 21, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      I watched this play out and it’s so enraging.

      This is exactly what President Obama meant when he said you don’t you have to call someone the “n” word to be racist. Or, to actively promote and benefit from white privilege.

      Nicki Minaj made a fantastic point about Black artists not being credited and rewarded for the work they create. But when white artists blatantly copy the work of black artists, they are rewarded, credited, praised, and they profit off it. Taylor Swift jumped in and accused Nicki Minaj of talking about her and pitting women against each other. Then mockingly told Nicki that when she, Taylor, wins the awards at the VMAs, Nicki can come on stage with her. I mean, WTF?! Twitter rightfully came for her and snatched her wig.

      Then the media jumped in and specifically chose pictures portraying Nicki as an angry black woman and Taylor as the poor victim. The backlash they received was well deserved and many media platforms deleted their disgusting tweets. The idea that white people are always victims that must be protected from mean horrible black people is nauseating.

      That Taylor calls herself a feminist yet profits off stereotyping black artists works, then turns around and mocks a black artist that she’s copied in in her Shake It Off video is appalling.

      One more reason why I view Taylor Swift as a selfish, vapid moron who only speaks up when it concerns her money, and couldn’t care less about other artists.

      • July 21, 2015 at 10:24 pm

        “This is exactly what President Obama meant when he said you don’t you have to call someone the “n” word to be racist. Or, to actively promote and benefit from white privilege.”

        It’s a perfect ‘object lesson’ of that point, NW, as you clearly enunciate.

      • 94 EricFive
        July 21, 2015 at 10:43 pm

        Guilt free privilege requires the perpetuation of the myth of White innocence/Black guilt. In their view, Black folks “victimize” White people when we point out the harsh realities of being on the wrong side of white privilege. Pointing out racism is playing the race card. Calmly pointing out the effects of racism makes you “angry” or makes you guilty of reverse racism. These are all the tricks of language the oppressor uses to maintain the status quo. Any discomfort felt by the oppressor trumps the concerns of people of color. A great example is the “All Lives Matter” response by privileged whites to the “Black Lives Matter” slogan. Language again used to undermine the legitimate concerns of Black folks. The first thing the oppressor takes from the oppressed is his voice.

  33. 95 hopefruit2
    July 21, 2015 at 10:05 pm

  34. July 21, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    sighs

  35. July 21, 2015 at 10:21 pm

  36. 98 Nerdy Wonka
    July 21, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Taylor Swift is pure trash.

  37. July 21, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Check this out:

  38. 101 hopefruit2
    July 21, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Mother Nature is thrilled that POTUS visited NYC twice in less than a week. So she’s showing off! 🙂

  39. 102 amk for obama
    July 21, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    dreck’s to do list

    mcangry – check

    mcangry’s bff – check

    perry the oops – check

    shrub 2 – check

    next ?

  40. 105 hopefruit2
    July 21, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Of course they’re apologizing in the wake of backlash and trying to excuse it away as a “hasty” choice but this wasn’t hasty. It was reflexive – yet deliberate.


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