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On This Day

President Barack Obama greets Military Aide Lt. Col. Dave Kalinske and his family in the Oval Office, during KalinskeÕs departure ceremony, Aug. 13, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama greets Military Aide Lt. Col. Dave Kalinske and his family in the Oval Office, during Kalinske’s departure ceremony, Aug. 13, 2010. Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama talks with Senior Advisor David Alexrod on the Colonnade of the White House, August 13, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama talks with Senior Advisor David Axelrod on the Colonnade of the White House, Aug. 13, 2009.  Photo by Pete Souza


146 Responses to “On This Day”


  1. August 13, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    The good ole days, when we had PBO for at least four years!

  2. 4 Vicki
    August 13, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    I have no details but
    it seems Howard Dean of CNBC is declaring that a) it is too late for Joe Biden and
    b) nobody under 35 knows who Joe Biden is.

  3. August 13, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Whole lotta truth in this statement from BJ:

    Matt McIrvin says:

    August 13, 2015 at 9:49 am
    .
    @Woodrow/asim: I think it’s basically all about race, and US demographics. White people in the US correctly perceive that they are gradually losing power as the unquestioned kings of America. The election and re-election of an actual literal black President just drove the point home.

    And there’s a subset of white Americans, larger than we like to think, who are really, really boiling mad about that. For a while, they mostly talked about it with euphemisms, or coded it as economics-speak about moochers and broke nations: the cycle that Lee Atwater famously described. But the euphemistic economics talk is actually getting less potent these days; Democrats recognize it for what it is a bit more than they used to, and you can’t get bipartisan support with it any more. Meanwhile, the far right is getting tired of it. They want to express their naked racism out in the open.

    They’re not going to give up power without a fight. In some cases, a bloody fight.

    I don’t actually think they have the majority of United States opinion any more. But they’ve also been good at rigging the political system to give superior leverage to the power they do have. And it’s conceivable that they still have enough that a sufficient victory could allow them to nail things down, and establish something like the white minority rule in apartheid South Africa. It’d take a lot of killing, of course.

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2015/08/13/thursday-morning-open-thread-why-they-call-it-bush-league/#comment-5440125

    • 9 0388jojothecat
      August 13, 2015 at 2:56 pm

      That’s why the Ben Carson 2nd place in IA poll is b.s.

    • 11 99ts
      August 13, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      I recently watched the media announcing PBO elected in 2008. Laughing, smiling, crying – the US is great again – racism is dead – we voted for the black guy. The media love PBO. A week later, the hate set in and by January the GOP had planned the “one term” activism.

  4. August 13, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Carrying over topics raised in the previous thread (and splitting this into two comments to try to avoid WP foolishness) …

    • August 13, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      And, so important to congrats the folk who get an A, as well as, castigate the folk who FLUNKED ….

      • August 13, 2015 at 2:51 pm

        And, it is crucial that ALL Americans are informed as to how deep the divide is between Bibi + his NEOCONSTER Likud Party and the core leadership of the IDF and Israeli Intelligence ….

        • August 13, 2015 at 2:54 pm

          Furthermore ….

          What a No Vote on the Iran Deal Would Mean
          Gershom Gorenberg
          August 13, 2015
          To keep their seats safe, Chuck Schumer and Brad Sherman are willing to make Israel much less safe.

          clip

          “Therefore, the burden of proof for opponents is to explain how, if the U.S. Congress manages to sabotage the accord, they propose to keep the current international sanctions intact and bring Iran back to negotiations. They must explain how, while scuttling the deal, they will avoid discrediting the moderate camp in Iranian politics and strengthening the hardline faction most committed to terrorist proxies across the Middle East. They must explain how the current reality, in which Iran’s enrichment program is unlimited, is safer than the limitations imposed by the agreement, and how they propose to prevent the regional nuclear arms race that is likely to ensue if Iran does produce a bomb.

          Alternatively, they must explain how any military action short of full-scale invasion would slow Iran’s program more than the accord would—or explain how they’d convince the American public to support invading Iran, and why they think America would be more successful in creating a safe Iran from the ruins than it was in building a stable Iraq.

          Otherwise, they must explain exactly why voting against this deal makes anyone—in the United States, Israel, or anywhere else—safer than voting for it. And I’m not talking about “safe” as used in “safe seat.”

          Mr. Sherman, Mr. Schumer: I suggest you quickly hold a consultation with Daniel Kurtzer and the other former American ambassadors to Israel who have endorsed the agreement, that you hold a video conference tomorrow morning with Ayalon, Brom, and Diskin, and you announce that your concerns have been allayed. If a measure of integrity doesn’t convince you to do so, I hope that enough of your constituents remind you that you are not the only possible Democratic candidates for your seats. Because from where I sit, in Jerusalem rather than the San Fernando Valley, a vote against this agreement looks like premeditated irresponsibility.”

          link in his tweet …

      • August 13, 2015 at 3:07 pm

  5. 19 Nena20409
    August 13, 2015 at 2:59 pm

  6. 24 Nena20409
    August 13, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    This Pictorial says a lot…….
    Confidence. Buck It. Etc.

  7. 28 Dudette
    August 13, 2015 at 3:14 pm

  8. August 13, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    STANDING O

  9. 33 Dudette
    August 13, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    • 34 vcprezofan2
      August 13, 2015 at 3:48 pm

      Hi, Dudette! I’ve been trying to catch you to get the name of that male singer you shared here recently. It was the guy who wrote and recorded a song for his daughter but it was marketed as a (romantic) love song. I cannot for the life of me remember his name, or the name of the song and I want to listen to it again. Pretty please will you enlighten me again? I promise I’ll write it down somewhere I can remember this time. 😀 TiA

      • 35 Dudette
        August 13, 2015 at 4:38 pm

        Hiya VC!

        His name is Tony Terry. The song is “With You”. It came out in back in 1990. 🙂

        • 36 vcprezofan2
          August 13, 2015 at 4:43 pm

          *Muwaah!* (to the left cheek) *Muwaah!* (to the right)

          Thank you so much, D-ette! 😉 All I could remember was that the name was a bit of alliteration. 😀
          I liked the words of the song particularly because I enjoyed the knowledge you shared about its ‘target’, but had been struggling for days now to bring the name back to my mind. You are a dah-lin’!

          • 37 GGail
            August 13, 2015 at 5:02 pm

            Jeez vc, you guys in Canada are slow in getting the hit music, eh?
            That is now an oldie but a goodie that still gets a lot of air time. Yes, it is beautiful 🙂

            • 38 vcprezofan2
              August 13, 2015 at 8:11 pm

              Hello, GGail, greetings from the north east! Not fair to blame *my* music apathy and ignorance on a nation. And yes, I really like the words of this song because they are ambiguous.

          • 39 Dudette
            August 13, 2015 at 5:49 pm

            You’re very welcome. 🙂

  10. 40 Dudette
    August 13, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    • 41 0388jojothecat
      August 13, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      Instead of going to Israel the GOP need to go to Alaska and other places where Climate Change is real and not the lies Bibi wants to feed you on Iran.

    • 42 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      August 13, 2015 at 6:16 pm

      GLAD PBO IS GOING TO ALASKA…MY BROTHER HAS SEEN ALOT OF CLIMATE CHANGE DAMAGE THERE…POLAR BEARS NOW DINING ON DOLPHINS BECAUSE THE SEALS HAVE DEPARTED LOOKING FOR MORE ICE……………..I HOPE THE OBAMAS ARE HAVING A WONDERFUL TIME ON VACATION!

    • August 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm

      I love it when he prefaces a statement with: AND AS LONG AS I’M PRESIDENT……YESSSSSSS!

    • 44 MightyPamela
      August 14, 2015 at 9:00 pm

      This is fantastic, but really, we need to get the heck OFF FOSSIL FUELS, like 40 years ago. I’m with you, Mr President, I just sometimes feel it is too little, too late. God Bless you, and if anyone’s voice can be heard, it is Your Voice. Thank you, Sir.

  11. August 13, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    YESSSSS

    BREAKING: Sen Jon Tester decided he will support Iranian nuclear deal calling “the only option right now.”

  12. 55 Dudette
    August 13, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    I’m sure all of Jamaica rejoices in this blessed news. 🙂

  13. August 13, 2015 at 3:39 pm

  14. August 13, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Happy Birthday, Chips🎉🎊🎉
    Thank you for this mental sanctuary. Couldn’t remain sane without it.❤️

  15. August 13, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Happy Birthday, Chips!

  16. August 13, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Vlad continues to pursue an unsustainable war he will never ‘win’ … he & GWB certainly were soul mates ….

  17. 77 Dudette
    August 13, 2015 at 4:05 pm

  18. August 13, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Other updates in the sidebar … no one is fooled by #Erdogan except those willfully benefiting from his despotic behavior ….

  19. August 13, 2015 at 4:06 pm

  20. 81 Dudette
    August 13, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    😎

  21. August 13, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Another fence sitter, on Greg Sargent’s list of possible defectors, and head of @DCCC comes out for #IranDeal

  22. August 13, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    I noted on twitter that Rep. Himes, Sanders Levin, and a couple of others who announced support for #IranDeal were NOT on the list of 151 who signed support. So the list grows.

  23. 87 Dudette
    August 13, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Nerd Alert!!!

  24. 89 Dudette
    August 13, 2015 at 4:18 pm

  25. August 13, 2015 at 4:18 pm

  26. 92 Dudette
    August 13, 2015 at 4:19 pm

  27. 93 Dudette
    August 13, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Fired Up! Ready to Go!

  28. 94 Dudette
    August 13, 2015 at 4:23 pm

  29. 95 Dudette
    August 13, 2015 at 4:23 pm

  30. 96 Dudette
    August 13, 2015 at 4:24 pm

  31. 97 Dudette
    August 13, 2015 at 4:24 pm

  32. 98 Dudette
    August 13, 2015 at 4:34 pm

  33. August 13, 2015 at 4:35 pm

  34. August 13, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    So, not only does Alcee Hastings plan to vote NO on the Iran Deal, he’s also going to introduce a war authorization on September 8, the first day Congress returns from recess. He wrote the authorization to allow the U.S. to go to war with Iran to prevent it from getting nuclear weapons.

    Too stupid for words!

  35. 111 Vicki
    August 13, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    LOL
    Haim Saban opposed the Iran Deal last week.
    Today he declared it a done deal and said we should focus on “the day after.”
    Why the about face?

    Saban is HRC’s billionaire.

    Bernie to the left of her.
    Biden coming up behind.

    LOL LOL

  36. August 13, 2015 at 4:56 pm

  37. 117 donna dem 4 obama
    August 13, 2015 at 4:57 pm

  38. 118 donna dem 4 obama
    August 13, 2015 at 5:03 pm

  39. August 13, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Demirtas to Erdogan ….

    Series of tweets at https://twitter.com/HDPenglish; some of which are in the sidebar ….

  40. 120 Nena20409
    August 13, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    And he is called the smart one? Oh well, GW Bush was anointed on Dec 9th, 2000……In America, there is no end to our stupidity.

    Wake up America……

  41. 122 sherijr
    August 13, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Hola TOD people 🙂 I fell into watching a show on YouTube, called: Missing Persons Unit- from Australia … am adding the link because I would really like folks here to check out these cops… they are Amazing. This is how police should treat and act toward citizens, imo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZVOSdxG4-8

  42. 123 Nena20409
    August 13, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    I , ❤ the color Purple.
    Amazing.

  43. August 13, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    • 126 COS
      August 13, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      Thanks for posting this Meta. Not very promising, but I will be happy to get any amount of rain at this point.

      • August 13, 2015 at 6:03 pm

        There is so much clear and overwhelming evidence that our planet is going through radical climate change, I can’t believe we are having to confront RW idiocy on this.

  44. 128 Nena20409
    August 13, 2015 at 5:28 pm

  45. 130 Dudette
    August 13, 2015 at 5:31 pm

  46. 131 Nena20409
    August 13, 2015 at 5:35 pm

  47. 132 Nena20409
    August 13, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Happiness……….
    Sweet……..
    Lovely..

  48. 133 Allison
    August 13, 2015 at 5:50 pm

  49. 137 Don
    August 13, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    I have no idea if there is anything to this Clinton email story, I have no idea about a home server which may or may not have been used to store secret emails. But I know one thing, this is right up the Clinton’s alley, this is the type of bullshit that the Clintons get caught up in. Trust me, if it wasn’t some business about some shitty emails it would have been about something else, they always get caught up in dumb shit. Now converse with President Obama, he’s probably laying in a hammock somewhere on Martha’s Vineyard or finishing up his eighteen holes.

  50. August 13, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    THIS x 100000000

  51. August 13, 2015 at 6:05 pm

  52. 144 donna dem 4 obama
    August 13, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    • 145 Vicki
      August 13, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      As I have been saying—-NYC supports deal and loves Our President.
      Unprecedented onslaught from propagandists have not worked.

      Maybe they can take down the hate billboard in Times Square and instead welcome visitors to our City.

  53. August 13, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    As long as social media exists it is to our advantage we continuously relentlessly push back the propaganda BS.
    As the hate confederate flag came down so will that billboard.
    But it’s a heart thing…..
    We have to get this LOVE thing right!
    #TheIranDeal


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