The President’s Day


President Barack Obama delivers a speech at American University in Washington, DC. President Obama spoke about the nuclear deal reached with Iran

















78 Responses to “The President’s Day”

  1. 1 jackiegrumbacher
    August 5, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Fantastic coverage today of the President’s speech, Nerdy, and these photos put us right there. Once again, you’ve done a brilliant job and we can’t thank you enough.

  2. 12 desertflower
    August 5, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Good evening everyone. He earned every one of those beautiful gray hairs. He earned them by hard work and perseverance and intellect. It looks wonderful on him.

    O/T…tnmtngirl….I got my “Science Says So” shirt today!!

  3. 15 GGail
    August 5, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Thanks NW for this recap 🙂
    Congrats JackieG on First!

  4. 17 Vicki
    August 5, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful gallery, Nerdy. PBO looking and sounding his best today. Having no fucks left to give has made him seem stronger than ever. Go, POTUS, Go!

    • 18 hopefruit2
      August 5, 2015 at 10:06 pm

      I’m keeping my naughty thoughts under control – only because the good Sailor is out on medical leave…and there’s no one who can dispense of naughty mats as he can…but lawd hammmercy….


    • 19 Nerdy Wonka
      August 5, 2015 at 10:12 pm


  5. 20 GGail
    August 5, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    He looks very Presidential in these pictures. I especially like the one where the American flags are above and around him.

  6. 24 GGail
    August 5, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Today Google is celebrating the 101st anniversary of the first electric traffic signal system. Google fails to recognize the black inventor, Mr. Garrett Morgan and it appears that History does too…

    Various competing claims exist as to who was responsible for the world’s first traffic signal. A device installed in London in 1868 featured two semaphore arms that extended horizontally to signal “stop” and at a 45-degree angle to signal “caution.” In 1912, a Salt Lake City, Utah, police officer named Lester Wire mounted a handmade wooden box with colored red and green lights on a pole, with the wires attached to overhead trolley and light wires. Most prominently, the inventor Garrett Morgan has been given credit for having invented the traffic signal based on his T-shaped design, patented in 1923 and later reportedly sold to General Electric.

    Despite Morgan’s greater visibility, the system installed in Cleveland on August 5, 1914, is widely regarded as the first electric traffic signal. Based on a design by James Hoge, who received U.S. patent 1,251,666 for his “Municipal Traffic Control System” in 1918

    • 25 vcprezofan2
      August 5, 2015 at 10:29 pm

      I checked that out when I signed on earlier this morning and saw the google-doodle. What I concluded from my research then was that google is celebrating the 2-lights (stop & go) version, whereas Mr. Morgan was responsible for the 3-light (current) version. Apparently he was the one who ‘added’ the amber light after witnessing a huge accident at the stop & go version that didn’t allow time in between the stop and the go.

  7. August 5, 2015 at 9:55 pm

  8. 30 hopefruit2
    August 5, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    For those of you Twitter folks, please retweet this far and wide…let’s help spread it around. 🙂

  9. 36 hopefruit2
    August 5, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Bubba Clinton likes attention.

  10. 37 amk for obama
    August 5, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    any stupid questions from the msm hacks?

    • 38 hopefruit2
      August 5, 2015 at 10:47 pm

      Why did PBO jump the line at that DC restaurant for his birthday dinner?

      //Just kidding. (But we know they were thinking it).

      • 39 0388jojothecat
        August 5, 2015 at 10:50 pm

        Yeah, I know…why couldn’t the POTUS and FLOTUS wait in line with all the other people along with the numerous SS agents and cars blocking the streets.

      • August 5, 2015 at 11:16 pm

        hopefruit2, the racists idiots haters were commenting about that very thing, some ask why couldn’t he wait in line like everyone else, he is not a king. And I told them none of the white Presidents before Obama waited in line so why should President Obama. I’m sure G.W. and Laura wouldn’t have waited in line.

        • 41 hopefruit2
          August 5, 2015 at 11:27 pm

          EXACTLY anniebella! As jojothecat said, it’s as if they wanted him to tie up the line with SS agents, vehicles, snipers, etc…just plain ridiculous!

  11. 42 jacquelineoboomer
    August 5, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Evenin’. ICYMI on a mid-afternoon post:

    Yardarm, King of Naughty Mats and political put-downs, asked me to pass along to TODville that he’s gonna have some medical stuff taken care of, beginning tomorrow, and will be back to lurking soon. I know we all wish him the best!

    #BehaveAccordingly #RestockingNaughtyMatsInProgress

    • 43 vcprezofan2
      August 5, 2015 at 10:35 pm

      TY. ,

      IOB, JO’B, I missed offering my support and encouragement on your Steve’s progress earlier. Wishing him continued healing and rapid progress, of course.

      • 44 0388jojothecat
        August 5, 2015 at 11:14 pm

        I hope you are lurking Yardarm and that your medical issues are taken care of and you get back to us real soon. Prayers and hugs my friend.

    • 45 MightyPamela
      August 5, 2015 at 11:54 pm

      But, we always ‘behave accordlingly’, do we not? According to how moved we feel at any given moment.. jus’ sayin’ 🐻

  12. 46 amk for obama
    August 5, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Iran negotiations: The women who made the Iran nuclear deal happen

    President Barack Obama continues to push for Congress to sign off on a nuclear deal with Iran. But the historic negotiation was brokered with the help of an unprecedented number of female diplomats.

    When an agreement is struck among parties, it is standard practice to “shake on it” in order to seal the deal.

    But when a historic nuclear accord was reached in Vienna, Austria, on 14 July between Iran and the P5+1, the Iranian negotiators could not shake the hands of their female interlocutors due to the country’s strict religious customs.

    Three Western women – two European and one American – were central to a comprehensive deal reached to curb Iran’s nuclear programme.


    Having three women as senior negotiators in the Iran talks was unprecedented.

    “Even inside the European Union it’s not that often it happens that there are more women sitting at the table than men,” Ms Mogherini told the BBC.

    “So it was somehow new, but it’s my personal feeling that it was helpful.”

    She says when the men veered off course and went on historical tangents or started to get tangled into debates about who gave more, the women walked them back to the present.

    “The fact of having many women at the table in key positions helped us be concrete and pragmatic the whole way.”


    wimminz doing sensible stuff / smh

    • 54 GGail
      August 5, 2015 at 10:44 pm

      What a picture! At first I couldn’t find PBO. I tell ya, that Pete is some photographer!

      Thanks JER for posting it. I guess you liked it alot too 🙂

    • 55 MightyPamela
      August 5, 2015 at 10:45 pm

      INCREDIBLE!! PETE Souza is mind bogglingly brilliant!! Oh, dear sweet JER, you know what I’m askin’ for?? !! ❤

  13. 58 desertflower
    August 5, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Night all. Didn’t sleep too well last night….hopefully better tonight…ZZZZQuil here I come!!!

  14. August 5, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    And with that, I’m outta here. I’m sure amk will have a suitably saucy “BT on freaking vacation” thread when this one gets full.

  15. 63 globalcitizenlinda
    August 5, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Hey AMK, any chance that the decision on your project will be concluded on this trip?

    Are you at the point where you:

    (a) need good luck thoughts and blessings to get the outcome right for you – crunchy time


    (b) are so close to your desired outcome that some may need to put the drinks on ice – just dotting the Is and crossing the Ts ?

  16. August 5, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Lawrence O’Donnell had a good discussion about POTUS speech today.

  17. 72 vcprezofan2
    August 5, 2015 at 11:24 pm


  18. 74 globalcitizenlinda
    August 5, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    pondering: what if HRC had decided not to run this 2016 campaign cycle – how would that have changed the Democratic candidate field ?

  19. August 6, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Thank you NW for a fine summary of yet another historic day created and delivered by President Obama and his Team.

    Congrats on 1st Jackie 🙂

    Good morning amk and hope you’ve been able to advance from stage 2 to 3 with your #bertcert client.

    Good night TOD.

  20. August 6, 2015 at 1:53 am

    via ColorOfChange.org
    In 1938 civil rights activist and poet Langston Hughes wrote his chilling poem “Kids Who Die” which illuminates the horrors of lynchings during the Jim Crow era. Now, Hughes’ vivid poetry is being featured in a three minute video created by Frank Chi and Terrance Green. It is a startling reminder that the assault on Black lives did not end with the Jim Crow era.

      August 6, 2015 at 7:19 am


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