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The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama signs the 3 month extension of the Highway bill in the Oval Office. President Obama signed the bill into law to extend transportation funding until October 29, but said that short term extensions are a bad way for the U.S. government to do business

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131 Responses to “The President’s Day”


  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    July 31, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Hi NerdyW

    • 2 vcprezofan2
      July 31, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      I left you a note about that funny PBO vintage video that Prettyfoot shared. It’d make a neat ‘funny’ post, I think.

    • 4 amk for obama
      July 31, 2015 at 9:05 pm

      furst.

    • 9 Judith Fardig
      July 31, 2015 at 9:26 pm

      Congrats, VC! Delicious pictures of PBO signing the stupid 3 month highway bill extension the House GOP forced on us. How can Boehner possibly claim without crying tears of shame that he is proud of his accomplishments?!

      • 10 vcprezofan2
        July 31, 2015 at 9:44 pm

        Hi JF! I strongly doubt Boehner has any familiarity with shame as we know it. Nothing in his actions since he has become House Speaker would indicate he has. Heck, his previous behaviour also shows little shame, though he knows how to mouth ‘ I won’t do it again’.

        FLASHBACK to 1995 [When people show you who they are, believe them.]

    • July 31, 2015 at 9:33 pm

      Congrats VC ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yes, Mr President, it’s a lousy way to do any kind of business! Thank you, NW for the new thread and the great pics!!

      • 12 vcprezofan2
        July 31, 2015 at 9:53 pm

        TY, Bfr.

        We are so spoiled in the village, I am a bit taken aback to be reminded that ‘not enough people know about WWW! So TODobots, we have to share our goodies with more folks. ๐Ÿ˜‰
        ———————————————————————————————————————————————————
        Our 4 Favorite (Gif) Moments from this Week’s Episode of West Wing Week: 07/31/15 or, “Jambo Kenya”

        Share This Post

        Here’s something not enough people know about: Every week, a team of White House videographers puts together a short episode encapsulating what the President did that week — who he met with, where he traveled, and all sort of other fun moments in between.

        This week’s episode covers the President’s trip to Kenya and Ethiopia — where he attended the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit and met with leaders across government, business, and civil society — and it’s stocked with some pretty breathtaking images. Here are four of our favorites, complete with timestamps โ€” but you should really want the full thing for yourself.

        Happy watching! Come back next week for a new episode.

  2. July 31, 2015 at 9:04 pm

  3. July 31, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Beethoven doppelganger ๐Ÿ˜•

  4. July 31, 2015 at 9:05 pm

  5. July 31, 2015 at 9:06 pm

  6. July 31, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Wow, that is one full moon!

  7. 35 amk for obama
    July 31, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    upgraded to windows 10… meh.

    • 36 0388jojothecat
      July 31, 2015 at 9:24 pm

      Tell us some of the bugs that have been found; also let us know how you like it; and do you recommend that we upgrade now or wait?

      • 37 amk for obama
        July 31, 2015 at 9:48 pm

        just finished installing it. typical m$ bloatware. 20 minutes to download and 4 hours to install. smh.

        for starters, you have to reset all your privacy settings since the fucking thing is set to reveal all your info to m$.

  8. July 31, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Please send your good vibes to Hawaii:

    Pacific Rim free trade talks unlikely to end in deal: sources

    LAHAINA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Talks on a Pacific Rim free-trade pact are unlikely to end in a final deal, sources involved in the negotiations said on Friday, with a dispute between Japan and the United States over autos, New Zealand digging in over trade in dairy products and no agreement on monopoly periods for next-generation drugs.

    Trade ministers from the 12 nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would stretch from Japan to Chile and cover 40 percent of the world economy, delayed until 4 p.m. local time (10 p.m. ET) a news conference originally scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

    Three sources involved in the talks said a last-minute breakthrough was unlikely due to issues with dairy and auto trade and a stand-off over biologic drugs, which are made from living cells.

    Lots more here: http://news.yahoo.com/pacific-rim-free-trade-talks-unlikely-end-deal-001442355–finance.html

  9. 40 99ts
    July 31, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Evening TODers – 1st world problem – My computer thinks I live in the US – sigh. For reasons that will remain unsaid – due to the profanity that ensues when I discuss it – I googled “medicare form” to download a form to claim some medical bill rebates from our – not so wonderful – single payer health care. I ended up downloading a US form & spent 5 minutes trying to work out what it was all about.

    • 41 vcprezofan2
      July 31, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      Not funny of course, but we can’t really blame the computer when you and I practically live in the TOD village! ๐Ÿ˜€ It sometimes takes me ‘forever’ to get links relevant to me when I’m really doing research.

      • 42 99ts
        July 31, 2015 at 9:40 pm

        And yet sometimes when I really want to get to a US site – like google.com – the computer INSISTS that I want the oz version – smh

        • 43 vcprezofan2
          July 31, 2015 at 10:03 pm

          For me I always have to double check the links I get. Sometimes I’ve been merrily making notes before noticing that the info is not really relevant to *my* search. This happens fairly often when I’m looking for directions as place names seem very common. Imagine my surprise when I discovered not too long ago that there is a place called ‘Canadian’ in Texas! ๐Ÿ˜€

          • 44 99ts
            August 1, 2015 at 1:47 am

            And most town/city names from the UK reappear in the US, Canada, Australia & all those other places that used to be coloured pink on the old school Atlas.

    • 45 Dudette
      July 31, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      ๐Ÿ™‚ Definitely a 1st world problem, 99ts! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 46 GGail
    July 31, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/kings/2015/07/31/nancy-lieberman-sacramento-kings-assistant-coach-q-and-/30957575/

    Nancy Lieberman was running her son T.J. through basketball drills on Thursday when her phone started blowing up with calls and texts. The news had started to spread: Sacramento Kings vice president of basketball operations Vlade Divac had offered Lieberman a position as an assistant coach on George Karlโ€™s staff and she accepted.

  11. 49 Dudette
    July 31, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Good Evening Everyone! Thanks for this great post NerdyW!

    This is really cool!

  12. July 31, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Anyone have any updates to this?

  13. July 31, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Lots of love to Sec John Kerry.

  14. 60 Anjo
    July 31, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Hi All, get well greetings to all those who are not feeling well GoBrooklyn and JoB’s son, those who have lost loved ones we continue to keep each of you in our prayers for total healing and comfort in time of bereavement.

    I pray also for the scales of ignorance to fall from the eyes of RWNJs who continuously vote against their best interest just because of that ‘Negro in their white House’; continuous prayers for the beloved President Barack H Obama for continued wisdom, understanding, health and strength, for VP Biden for continued healing and strength during his time of sorrow.

    Love and blessings to all TOD bt’s for keeping us up to date on all the real happenings and bringing the truth to journalism, amk’s toons and nerdy’s updates leave cnn, nyt, abc and huffpost in the dust any day and every day…back to lurking

  15. 61 Dudette
    July 31, 2015 at 9:54 pm

  16. 62 Dudette
    July 31, 2015 at 9:55 pm

  17. 66 Dudette
    July 31, 2015 at 9:59 pm

  18. 67 Dudette
    July 31, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Lots of pretty awesome stuff going on in the Obama White House…

  19. 68 Dudette
    July 31, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    • July 31, 2015 at 10:18 pm

      Valerie Jarrett is a powerful force carrying out PBO’s agenda, which is why the RWNJs go after her. Love and appreciate the energy she brings to the White House. She is indispensable!

  20. 71 Dudette
    July 31, 2015 at 10:02 pm

  21. July 31, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Relevant …

  22. July 31, 2015 at 10:07 pm

  23. 85 Dudette
    July 31, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Some good overnight traveling music…

    • 86 vcprezofan2
      July 31, 2015 at 10:43 pm

      Greetings, Sis D-ette! This night life of yours makes it hard to keep tabs on you! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ How is everyone in the southern family?

  24. July 31, 2015 at 10:21 pm

  25. 89 Dudette
    July 31, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    • 91 Dudette
      July 31, 2015 at 10:54 pm

      Love that!!!

    • 92 Dudette
      July 31, 2015 at 11:01 pm

      Some of us old school R&B fans will remember Tony Terry for his beautiful song “With You”.
      It became a pretty popular wedding song.I recall an interview he did back in the day where he shocked everyone when he revealed the song wasn’t written about a romantic relationship, but about his young daughter. Of course, the studio played it up as a romance song and the rest, as they say, is history. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 93 vcprezofan2
        July 31, 2015 at 11:33 pm

        Score another one for our music czar!!! โค โค Thanks again. /whisper – don't tell, but this is the first I'm meeting Mr. Terry AND this song, and your explanation made it really meaningful. I don't think I'll ever think 'romance' if I hear it again./

      • August 1, 2015 at 7:04 am

        yes i loved that song….did not know it was for his daughter tho..

  26. 96 Dudette
    July 31, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜€

  27. 99 Dudette
    July 31, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Ooooooo, Thelma Golden’s on the board! OMG. j’ladore! โค

    OMG, I cannot WAIT to see the Obama Presidential Library!
    With this kinda of talent involved, already I can tell it's gonna blow my socks off! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • July 31, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      And Doerr is a mega Silicon Valley investor.

    • July 31, 2015 at 10:57 pm

      thank you for this introduction …Dudette…thank you

    • 103 vcprezofan2
      July 31, 2015 at 11:11 pm

      What would I do without our TOD music/art expert? Thanks, girl chile! Honestly, I looked at the tweet from Marty earlier, checked the board members and was pleased that I ‘knew’ two well and was familiar with one other name. Now I’m familiar with two, and because Ms Golden comes recommended by a good friend I don’t think I will forget her. Thanks. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • 104 Dudette
      July 31, 2015 at 11:43 pm

      Here’s a terrific panel discussion on Women in Leadership held at Smith College (with a group of well-known alumni) where Julianna Smoot was one of the participants.

      The description from YouTube

      “Published on Oct 21, 2013
      A conversation showcasing women’s global leadership. Participants included Marian Wright Edelman, president and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund; Jane Harman ’66, director, president and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and former U.S. Representative from California; Farah Pandith ’90, special representative to Muslim communities, U.S. Department of State; and Julianna Smoot ’89, Democratic political adviser.

      The panel was moderated by broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien and introduced by Gregory White, Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of Government at Smith and the Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard ’69 Faculty Director of the Lewis Global Studies Center.”

      Julianna speaks (or responds to a question) around the following time slots:
      14:40
      29:46
      40:56
      47:19
      58:27
      1:16:38
      1:20:04

      By the way, if you can spare the time, watch the whole thing. Lots of wisdom on this entire panel. Marian Wright Edelman and Jane Harman make me wanna stand up and cheer every time they speak!

  28. July 31, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    It seems as if….Joy Reid wrote a book called Fracture: Barack Obama, The Clintons and the racial Divide….sheesh

    a statement by Chris Matthews: Joy Ann Reid exposes race as the San Andreas Fault of American politics.

    book is due out in September….I have not read her book..

    Matthews comments; as if we just stumbled upon racism…and Reid is revealing it….maybe that is not what her book will say,,,but …i am tired of folks pimping off the President

  29. 107 Dudette
    July 31, 2015 at 10:45 pm

  30. 109 Dudette
    July 31, 2015 at 10:46 pm

  31. 110 Dudette
    July 31, 2015 at 10:47 pm

  32. 113 vcprezofan2
    July 31, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Meta, I’m chuckling here. I sent John Kerry a ‘safe travel’ tweet only to discover two clicks down that you’d already sent him a ‘safe journey’ tweet. Ah well, extra wishes for a safe journey won’t hurt. I was chuckling because I was thinking (modestly) ‘Great minds think….’. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  33. 119 vcprezofan2
    July 31, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    NerdyW, almost 2 hours later and I’m thinking as I scroll down the link “I really like the first pic of PBO!” It’s an awesomely relaxed and handsome pic of Pres O doing his job. Man, America/the world got lucky – in every way!

  34. 126 hopefruit2
    July 31, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    The top pic on this thread is giving me wrong thoughts. I apologize to FLOTUS.

  35. July 31, 2015 at 11:08 pm


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