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On This Day

President Barack Obama helps spell out "Ohio" with the Weithman family, Rachel, 9, Josh, 11, and mom Rhonda, in their home in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 18, 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 helps spell out “Ohio” with the Weithman family, Rachel, 9, Josh, 11, and mom Rhonda, in their home in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 18, 2010. Photo by Pete Souza


114 Responses to “On This Day”


  1. August 18, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    My day is complete 😀 😀 😀

    • 2 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      August 18, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      THEY COULD TAKE THEM ALL FOR A CHOPPER RIDE…IF THEY HAD ONE!…FLAP YOUR ARMS BOYS!…LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! I WONDER IF THE DONALD GETS DRESSED IN A PHONE BOOTH KEPT AT HIS MANSION JUST TO STORE HIS CAPE AND TIGHTS?

    • August 18, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      Congrats LP and thank you, our tireless champion NW, for the new thread!!!

  2. August 18, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Thanks for all you do, Nerdy!

    OK, gonna be late to class….have a great day TOD 😎

    • 5 Vicki
      August 18, 2015 at 1:46 pm

      That POTUS! Never rests. Always pushing us forward. Sidestepping the useless lunatics once again. Go, POTUS, Go.

  3. 6 57andfemale
    August 18, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Hello, TOD!

  4. 7 Nena20409
    August 18, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    • 8 hopefruit2
      August 18, 2015 at 2:17 pm

      Didn’t know Rosie O’Donnell had a daughter. Hope she’s found safe.

      • 9 Nena20409
        August 18, 2015 at 2:29 pm

        She has 5 kids.
        2 boys and 3 girls.
        She often spoke of “some issues” with Lily while on The View. She left the show for “Family” issues……difficulties with 2nd wife, managing stress…..she had a heart attack and also she had open heart surgery.
        I hope they find her daughter, Lily. Lily has not been taking her meds, so the report states.

  5. 12 Nena20409
    August 18, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Hello TOD.
    Congrats LP on your Au ⭐ and Ag ⭐ as well.
    Lovely R&S, NW. Thank you.
    Rainy, much cooler and comfortable.

  6. 13 Nena20409
    August 18, 2015 at 2:19 pm

  7. 14 Nena20409
    August 18, 2015 at 2:36 pm

  8. 15 Nena20409
    August 18, 2015 at 2:40 pm

  9. 16 Nena20409
    August 18, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    I wish him well. I will be DVRing it.

  10. 17 Nerdy Wonka
    August 18, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    • 18 GGail
      August 18, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      That President Obama is blowing the stereotypical doors at the White House WIDE open. I wish Raffi all the success during her time in the Obama Administration.

  11. 19 Nerdy Wonka
    August 18, 2015 at 2:56 pm

  12. 22 GGail
    August 18, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Writing in a Politico op-ed posted late Monday, the former secretary of State said “Bush’s brazen attempts to rewrite history in a series of campaign appearances last week cannot go unchallenged.”
    “By blaming President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for the rise of [the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria], Governor Bush is clearly seeking to absolve his brother’s administration of responsibility for today’s problems in Iraq. This argument may serve Governor Bush’s political interests, but it does a disservice to the truth,” Albright wrote.
    Albright hit the former Florida governor’s “emerging narrative” about the Iraq War, noting that his brother, former President George W. Bush, penned the withdrawal date for U.S. forces at the end of 2011.

    Albright also said Bush’s ideas for combating ISIS in the Middle East “look remarkably similar” to what the Obama administration is doing, including emphasizing the role of the local military in Iraq.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/251346-clinton-surrogate-albright-blasts-bush-on-iraq

    • 23 Ladyhawke
      August 18, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      Thanks for giving me the opportunity to post this again ….

      Jeb Bush’s ghostwriter

      ————————————————–

      Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush wants to increase American influence in Syria to fight ISIS. However, when it comes to Iraq, Jeb Bush’s plan sounds a lot like President Obama’s. Duration: 1:05

      ————————————————–

      http://on.msnbc.com/1UGqmm1

  13. 24 Nena20409
    August 18, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Sen Mitch McConnell has FAILED!
    Bye, Turtle.

    • 25 vcprezofan2
      August 18, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      These GOP *leaders* are so small-minded, so self-centred, so bigoted that even with the world saying we need this deal as a step forward for the ME and the world they cannot be swayed from their attack against PBO. They see no further than their noses and their ears are deaf to the cries of others!

      • 26 Nena20409
        August 18, 2015 at 4:12 pm

        🍸
        VC
        Yes, that Traitor was one of the #47 GOPer US Senators that betrayed We The People.

        • 27 vcprezofan2
          August 18, 2015 at 4:23 pm

          The thing about these guys that always causes me to shake my head, Nena, is that they never seem to show one iota of awareness of the country *as a whole*! They’ll preserve the pork of their immediate constituents to ensure being re-elected, but they never seem to do anything for the broader world. Such narrowmindedness at such a high level of governance is truly sad.

    • 28 jackiegrumbacher
      August 18, 2015 at 4:12 pm

      McConnell’s whole world seems to be wrapped up in hatred of President Obama. That makes him both a terrible Senate leader and a disaster for the country. I haven’t been able to follow the likelihood of the Dems retaking the Senate, but this hideously incompetent man has to go.

  14. 29 jacquelineoboomer
    August 18, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Not sure if this has been posted – I’m just seeing it.

  15. 30 Nena20409
    August 18, 2015 at 3:22 pm

  16. 31 Nena20409
    August 18, 2015 at 3:28 pm

  17. 32 GGail
    August 18, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    This is the shooting that has received little to no attention. This is the football player who was shot 10 times after he was trying to get help after he had an auto accident. Black and unarmed. This incident happened shortly before the one where the kid ran his truck through an auto dealer window. Much attention was given to that incident and none to this one.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/jonathan-ferrell-killing-jury-deliberates-north-carolina-officer-randall-kerrick-n411901
    Before the confrontation, Ferrell had been in a car accident and staggered to a nearby house for help. The woman inside called 911 to report a possible break-in and Kerrick responded with two other officers.

    Laughrum said dents on the homeowner’s door indicate that Ferrell was trying to break in and the fact that Ferrell was not armed does not mean he couldn’t injure the officers. Kerrick, 28, testified on Thursday that he thought Ferrell was going to harm him and another officer and that he feared the 24-year-old would try to take his gun during the Sept. 14, 2013 incident. Kerrick fired at Ferrell 12 times, hitting him with 10 shots.

    In closing arguments, defense attorneys focused largely on the moments leading up to the point in which Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall “Wes” Kerrick shot former Florida A&M University football player Jonathan Ferrell, 24. Attorney George Laughrum recounted that another officer at the scene had testified that Ferrell approached Kerrick in “a charge and a bull rush.”

  18. 36 Nena20409
    August 18, 2015 at 3:47 pm

  19. 37 donna dem 4 obama
    August 18, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Good Afternoon TOD. Here is some primary voting news you can use. Please share this with family and friends.

  20. 39 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    August 18, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    ANSWER TO THE RIDDLE OF THE DAY…FIRST AND LAST…DON’T LIVE IN THE PAST…DON’T LOOK BACK…WE’RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK!

  21. 40 Vicki
    August 18, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    I don’t know if this is stating the obvious or a help but here is another way to look at the Iran Deal count:

    41 Yes votes mean the Deal stands. Period.

    There are 44 (D) senators+2 (I) = 46 possible Yes votes.

    Schumer and Menendez are No votes. 46-2=44

    Three more (D) can vote No and The Deal still Stands. So, if Wyden and 2 others vote No they will ruin their good names but not PBO and The World’s historic deal. Go ahead, fools.

    Angus King and Bernie Sanders are the (I) votes and they are both Yes.

    • 41 jackiegrumbacher
      August 18, 2015 at 4:09 pm

      Thanks for the update, Vicki. I have been so busy that I’ve lost track of the count. This is a big help.

    • August 18, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      Thanks for monitoring that situation and updating us regularly.

    • 43 57andfemale
      August 18, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      It’s not that the deal necessarily “stands”. It means Dems could filibuster it and prevent it going to a vote.

      I can see Harry Reid being magnanimous and letting it go to a vote anyway. Sigh.

      I’m not confident that the backstabbing Dems won’t at least be shy of a filibuster. Remember, the bill to allow this effing unprecedented role of Congress in a deal like this, was veto-proof. That was to “have a say”, belittling this giant of a man we have as POTUS and the brilliance of Kerry, Moniz and the other members of the team.

      34 is still the magic number, Vicki, to sustain the veto. And even those who vote against can change their vote to override the veto, and vice versa. This torturous task will happen again.

      Unless we get to 41. Too many variables out there.

  22. 44 desertflower
    August 18, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    BAM. Honest to God…they really mean this and they have just been forced to say something else for SO DAMN LONG they can’t keep it inside anymore… Look at that “outreach”….

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2015/08/18/did-republicans-just-give-away-the-2016-election-by-raising-birthright-citizenship/

    • 45 nospin
      August 18, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      df – this is nothing but clickbait…if actually considering Trump a viable candidate for POTUS wasn’t enough to give away the 2016 election…nothing else will.

  23. 46 donna dem 4 obama
    August 18, 2015 at 4:15 pm

  24. 48 Nena20409
    August 18, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    The same can be said of US Population, US News Media, Politicians, etc.
    With an Educated Population with Accurate Information………..The Vast Propagandists in US will no longer Thrive.

  25. August 18, 2015 at 4:45 pm

  26. 66 JER
    August 18, 2015 at 5:14 pm

  27. August 18, 2015 at 5:16 pm

  28. 70 cd4biden
    August 18, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Referring back to video of HRC speaking to BLM people….first I felt HRC got it wrong when she said we had to pass legislation first to stop the brutality toward AAs. I thought it takes so long to pass laws and get them enforced. Perhaps the man who suggested we had to change hearts was wiser.

    Then I read Nancy LeTourneau’s column http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2015/08/on-changing-hearts.html?spref=tw as suggested in the last thread. She posted these words by MLK Jr.

    “But after saying that, it is necessary to go on to say that there is another side. It may be true that morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. It may be true that the law can’t change the heart, but it can restrain the heartless. It may be true that the law can’t make a man love me, but it can restrain him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important also. So while the law may not change the hearts of men, it does change the habits of men if it is vigorously enforced. When you begin to change the habits of people, attitudinal changes begin to take place, and they begin to adjust in an amazing way to things that they never thought they could adjust to, and I’ve seen this over and over again. There is still a need for vigorous legislation, and legislation that’s strongly enforced to deal with many of our social problems.”

    Now I know we need both. What are the first steps to helping this to happen?

  29. August 18, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Bobfr, have Sen, Whitehouse and Sen. Jack Reid decided to support the Iran Deal?

  30. August 18, 2015 at 5:36 pm

  31. August 18, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    These folk used to be big Tony Blair fans ….

  32. 88 hopefruit2
    August 18, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Is this accurate? I didn’t see the presser.

    • August 18, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      The Hill is to right wing for me. I just saw a report about Hillary on the evening news and it said nothing about her pulling the plug.

    • 90 Nena20409
      August 18, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      I saw some of it on line. It was a town hall. I didn’t see nor hear of any pulling of plugs on anyone.
      My guess is that the Press these days want her to talk about Nothing, but the E-Mail Server as the GOPers want them to. They want Sanders, VP Biden, Al Gore, etc to help them bring HRC down.
      The Press since Pres Carter are more harsher on Dems than on GOPers, period.

    • 91 Nena20409
      August 18, 2015 at 7:01 pm

      It must have been this……by Ed Henry from Fox…….wanting a Bill O’Rielly’s type crass from the 2008 event at then Sen Obama’s event.

  33. 93 hopefruit2
    August 18, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    For Nena –

  34. 96 Nena20409
    August 18, 2015 at 6:53 pm

  35. August 18, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Does anyone have more info about this..

  36. 106 Nena20409
    August 18, 2015 at 7:13 pm

  37. 107 Nena20409
    August 18, 2015 at 7:14 pm

  38. August 18, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    ohhhhhhh nooooooooo!!!

  39. 110 Nena20409
    August 18, 2015 at 7:16 pm

  40. 111 hopefruit2
    August 18, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    I know it’s kinda early – BUT, I’m so very much looking forward to our President’s SOTU address in 2016. He has had such a fantastic year of achievements (so far in 2015), and the fact that it will be his final SOTU makes it even more profound! 🙂 🙂

  41. 113 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    August 18, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    AM HUNTNG FOR MY YES WE CAN T-SHIRTS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ‘O’ MUSEUM GATHERING…I THINK I’LL JUST PUT MYSELF IN THEM AND HANG AROUND UNTIL IT OPENS!…:)…AM USING MY ALLEGED HUSBAND’S PUTER AND HIS PORN NETWORK JUST OPENED UP ALL OVER THE PLACE…HE’S SUCH A SICK IDIOT…HAVE A BLESSED NIGHT EVERYONE…I’M OFF TO MY ROOM WHERE IT IS PEACEFUL!


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