On Interviewing President Obama

Full interview here



110 Responses to “On Interviewing President Obama”

  1. August 30, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Tutoring now but can’t wait to watch when I get home

  2. August 30, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    ‘Your regular commercial airliner, like a Boeing 747 is fast. A super-spy jet like the SR-71 Blackbird is much faster than that, traveling at over three times the speed of sound. So how does a deep-space probe like New Horizons, which recently flew past Pluto, compare? Thanks to this animation, you can see it’s very, very fast indeed. a 747 typically cruises somewhere around 550 miles per hour, the SR-71 was claimed to have hit 2,700 MPH, but New Horizons is zooming through space at a staggering 36,000 MPH.

    …In fact, part of the reason why New Horizons didn’t stop and orbit Pluto is because it’s just so damn fast. Part of the reason for that is because NASA wanted it to get to Pluto in a reasonable amount of time (3 Billion miles in 9 years, 5 months and 25 days in space), but I suspect that most of the reason for that is because we’ve all grown up wanting to know how fast we could shoot something into the sky. And when you’re NASA, your idea of shooting something into the sky includes a gravity assist from Jupiter (in Feb 2007 the gravitational pull boosted its speed to 51,000 mph).

  3. August 30, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Congrats df on 1st!! 🙂

    TY NW for posting the interview clips.

    #GOP simplified …


  4. August 30, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    ‘The nine victims of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shooting in Charleston on June 17 are being remembered by the South Carolina Gamecocks throughout the 2015 football season. A specially designed sticker will adorn the South Carolina football helmets this year beginning with the season opener on Thursday against North Carolina.“Whether it’s Greenville, Columbia, Charleston or any other cities in South Carolina, we feel a tremendous sense of pride in this state,” Athletics Director Ray Tanner said. “The tragedy that happened in Charleston doesn’t just affect people in Charleston; it affects the entire state. We feel very much a part of that at the university. Coach Steve Spurrier and University President Harris Pastides felt very strongly that the ‘Emanuel 9’ should be recognized. The original logo was designed by artist Gil Shuler of Mount Pleasant. The version for the helmet is garnet and depicts the Palmetto tree shaped by nine flying doves to represent each of the victims – Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lee Lance, Depayne Middleton-Doctor, Clementa C. Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel Simmons, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, and Myra Thompson.

    “The day after the tragedy, I just felt like I wanted to do something to make me feel better anyway,”…My family goes back multiple generations in South Carolina, and I’ve run my business for 30 years in Charleston. I know tons of people here. When that tragedy happened, it just hurt the whole community – me, included.” Tanner added that there was a tremendous amount of conversation within the athletics department staff about an appropriate way to honor those who lost their lives, and Coach Spurrier played a big part in that conversation. “Coach Spurrier was very engaged in this process,” Tanner said. “Football coaches are usually focused on just getting ready for their season, and he very much is too, but he took the time to be engaged with what we were going to do. He is excited that we are going to do the helmet sticker.” Shuler created this version and the original version of the logo without any intent for financial gain, and South Carolina will not be making the sticker available for sale. For any businesses that have asked permission and used his copyrighted logo, Shuler requested that all proceeds go back to the Emanuel Church in Charleston.’

  5. August 30, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Interesting perspective ….

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  7. August 30, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    #TrustBarack …. or at least have sense enough to get out of the way of his steamroller …

  8. 28 Nena20409
    August 30, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    DF has the Solid Au ⭐
    And the Ag ⭐ too 😉

  9. 29 Nena20409
    August 30, 2015 at 6:15 pm

  10. 30 Nerdy Wonka
    August 30, 2015 at 6:17 pm

  11. 37 Nena20409
    August 30, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Since Statehood, Conservatives have wanted a name change and now that Pres Obama has done it, Freak Out 😉

  12. August 30, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    I know some of the TODers are taken with this Jeremy Corbyn fellow running to be head of Labour in the UK. A perspective from friend of LL and Labourite who has skin in the game.

    Just because disgraced war criminal Tony Blair says Corbyn would be a disaster for Labour, doesn’t mean that he’s not right, in a clock-twice-a-day way. From everything I’ve read about the guy, he’s another Bernie Sanders. Bernie would be a disaster as Dem nominee. Anyone who thinks bin Laden’s killing was a “tragedy” would likewise doom Labour to penury. Just my two cents.

    Now, back to ironing and figuring out just how Chelsea became so fucked up.

  13. 39 Nena20409
    August 30, 2015 at 6:21 pm

  14. 40 Nena20409
    August 30, 2015 at 6:21 pm

  15. 41 Nena20409
    August 30, 2015 at 6:34 pm

  16. 51 Nena20409
    August 30, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Now, now, now…….Poor Racist idiot. This happened in Alabama…….. 🙄 😆 🙄 😆

  17. 52 Nena20409
    August 30, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Only in USA 😦 😦 😦

  18. August 30, 2015 at 6:58 pm


    “In terms of productivity, DP World has maintained its position as the world’s most productive operator for its flagship Jebel Ali Port.”

    DP World’s HQ is in Dubai, U.A.E. 🙂

  19. August 30, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Congratulations Japan. Pennsylvania you played your best. PA won US Championship!

  20. August 30, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    In other news ….

    And they won 🙂

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  23. 65 Nena20409
    August 30, 2015 at 7:53 pm

  24. August 30, 2015 at 7:54 pm

  25. August 30, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Hello TODers,
    Great News!!!! I became a Grandma for the very first time this afternoon. Baby Girl came in at 8lbs 3oz all pretty with a head full of lots of hair. My daughter is fine and I’m a syrupy emotional mess, right now. 😀

  26. August 30, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Zizi, congratulations!
    Get ready! You will not be able to explain this love……
    It is remarkable, heart throbbing, always smiling, comforting, listening to small things, teary eyes when you see them, teary eyes when they leave, I really love you, Grammy makes your heart melts to the floor kind of love.
    See what I mean?
    Welcome to a love you never had before!

  27. 90 isonprize
    August 30, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    I haven’t been on TOD for awhile. Is everyone behaving?

    Debbie Wasserman Schulz has lost her mind, I see. I hope VPJoe actually does decide to run. All is well in my world, summer is almost over…

  28. August 30, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Natural grandeur:

  29. 95 hopefruit2
    August 30, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Good evening Nerdy, Chips & TOD! Just came back from a weekend trip out-of town, so playing catch-up 🙂 There’s nothing like coming home to these great TOD threads! A great evening to just relax and bask in the goodness of our beloved President in action….

  30. 96 desertflower
    August 30, 2015 at 9:05 pm

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  32. August 30, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Zizi, loving blessings to you on this beautiful grandchild. {{{{{{{{{Loving Hugs}}}}}}}}}} HZ

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  36. August 30, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    “At the age of 12, Bledsoe started his own information technology consulting business called, Bledsoe Technologies, LLC. With only $100, he began marketing his tech services and within two years, he had 150 contractors working for him and a company valued at $3.5 million.”

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