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Thank You, Alaska


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  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    September 3, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Hello!

  2. 4 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    September 3, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    HOLA FROM THE MIDWEST…SOON TO HOP A PLANE AND JUST GO WEST!

  3. September 3, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    • 6 Jeff
      September 3, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      looks like they are getting closer to the filibuster.

    • 8 vcprezofan2
      September 3, 2015 at 6:48 pm

      Wonder if these late decision makers ever considered that them taking so long to decide has eroded any possible excitement they may have intended with the delay?

      • September 3, 2015 at 6:49 pm

        I sometimes think they’re just looking for attention.

        • 10 vcprezofan2
          September 3, 2015 at 6:52 pm

          Exactly, but who’s going to tell them they forfeited a lot of that (at least from average voters) by taking so long to *decide* on an issue that seemed pretty obvious. Case in point, I don’t feel in the least like thanking the late comers. I feel more like asking ‘What took you so long?

          • September 3, 2015 at 6:59 pm

            Yeah, I totally hear you. I just hope Sec Kerry, Moniz and POTUS are have their feet on a good cushion tonight and are taking a deep breath. They’ve worked so hard and now we are here.

  4. 12 Jeff
    September 3, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    I love Alaska myself … Lots of wilderness and when I was a kid dad and brother went there to go camping. So much fish to catch and everything. What an experience it was. 🙂

    Wish I could have gone with the president. Especially liked the part with the fish and how the president wanted them to filet a fish and the secret service took all the knives which actually made sense.

  5. 14 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    September 3, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    I THINK PBO’S VISIT TO ALASKA HAS MADE SOME SIGNIIFICANT DENTS IN RATHER AWKWARD AND INSANE CLIMATE CHANGE THINKING…GREAT JOB MR. PRESIDENT,,,,THE DANCING BEAR IN SMOKIN’ SHOES!

  6. 15 No Child Left Behind
    September 3, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Mitt Romney again? Behind the scenes for 2016

    Could the third time be a charm for Mitt Romney? The former Republican presidential candidate is making moves to explore another possible White House bid, according to sources. The Post’s Karen Tumulty explains what’s happening behind the scenes, and what it could mean for the 2016 GOP field. (Julie Percha/The Washington Post)

    By Robert Costa, Philip Rucker and Karen Tumulty January 12 

    Mitt Romney is moving quickly to reassemble his national political network, calling former aides, donors and other supporters over the weekend and on Monday in a concerted push to signal his seriousness about possibly launching a 2016 presidential campaign.

    Romney’s message, as he told one senior Republican, was that he “almost certainly will” make what would be his third bid for the White House. His aggressive outreach came as Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) — Romney’s 2012 vice presidential running mate and the newly installed chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee — announced Monday that he would not seek the presidency in 2016.
    —————–

    I can’t wait for the 47% Guy.

    • 16 Jeff
      September 3, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      oh brother not again.

      He might get the nomination because the republicans really are lost right now.

    • 17 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      September 3, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      THEY CAN ALL RUN TILL THEIR SOX CATCH ON FRE…UNLESS BIDEN IS OUT THERE IT WILL BE A DARK DAY FOR THE WH…CAN YOU IMAGINE THE DONALD IN THE WHITEHOUSE?????????????????????

      • 18 SUEDUVALLSMITH
        September 3, 2015 at 6:16 pm

        MAYBE HE’LL BUILD A NEW WHITEHOUSE WITH HIS OWN MONEY……………LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW….THEY CRAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPED ON THE BEST PRESIDENT THIS COUNTRY WILL EVER SEE…THE FOLLOW UP WON’T BE PERDY!

        • 19 0388jojothecat
          September 3, 2015 at 7:06 pm

          RMoney getting into the race might spark VPBidens decision to run with HRC campaign floundering and who knows what’s happening with BS. One day BS is within pouncing distance to HRC next day he’s so far behind.

    • September 3, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      Hey No Child, that’s from January – although it wouldn’t surprise me at all if it happened. Can it happen? When’s their ‘closing date’?

    • September 3, 2015 at 7:06 pm

      Have said for awhile that Willard was waiting in the cut for Jeb to fail.

  7. 22 betseyc
    September 3, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    I’ve been particularly thrilled with the TOD news of the Alaska trip because I was just there. Luckily I had 6 weeks instead of three days, but PBO packed in a lot. I never got to the Arctic, but I was in Snow City Cafe, hiked to Exit Glacier, had gelato from the same place in Seward, and joined in with Native dancers at the Alaskan Native Heritage Center outside of Anchorage. Plus I spent 4 days in Denali and actually got to see the wonderfully renamed mountain on one of those days. It’s notorious for hiding in the clouds.

    So it’s been a blast watching him. My favorite part, and the pictures of it, were when he was with the kids at school. That’s the kind of subtle gesture that he is changing the world with — telling those kids they are worth the time and attention of the president of the US, that their life, their art, their rituals matter to the most important man on earth. There are so many good things that are coming of this time, despite the radical insanity we are suffering.

    I purposely waited until Pete Souza and the Department of the Interior pictures were gone to post my own, but if you’d like a taste of that amazing state, here are two:
    http://thesouloftheearth.com/in-love-in-homer-alaska/
    http://thesouloftheearth.com/timeless-in-alaska/

    And my bear video!

    Thanks, as always and ever, to NW and Chips for this marvelous community.

  8. September 3, 2015 at 6:17 pm

  9. 26 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    September 3, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    HAVE A BLESSED NIGHT EVERYONE…I HAVE TO CHECK INTO A NICE BUBBLEBATH…………….:)

  10. 27 criquet
    September 3, 2015 at 6:21 pm

  11. 30 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    WSVTV Reporters

  12. 31 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 6:23 pm

  13. 32 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    How cool would it be if tonight VPOTUS Joe went ahead and made that announcement we’ve been waiting for?

  14. 33 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 6:25 pm

  15. September 3, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    One of my favorite mentors:

  16. 36 JER
    September 3, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Danny! Check this out.

  17. 39 Nena20409
    September 3, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Congrats NCLB on your Gold ⭐

  18. 40 donna dem 4 obama
    September 3, 2015 at 6:28 pm

  19. 41 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 6:29 pm

  20. September 3, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    An oldie, but goodie…

  21. September 3, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    did we already add Heidi

  22. 47 Nena20409
    September 3, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Unreal. Why so many Limos?

  23. 48 JER
    September 3, 2015 at 6:36 pm

  24. 49 Nena20409
    September 3, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    9-3-15
    WH Presser with Josh “The Voice” Earnest

  25. 50 Nena20409
    September 3, 2015 at 6:41 pm

  26. September 3, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    That is a great video. I love my president.

  27. 52 Nena20409
    September 3, 2015 at 6:45 pm

  28. 53 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 6:55 pm

  29. 54 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 6:56 pm

  30. 56 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 7:02 pm

  31. 57 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 7:02 pm

  32. 59 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 7:03 pm

  33. 60 JER
    September 3, 2015 at 7:05 pm

  34. September 3, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Congrats on 1st NCLB 🙂

    Thank YOU, NW!!!

  35. September 3, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Yet ANOTHER “Thank you OBAMA” moment in history!!!

  36. September 3, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Thought I’d do the #TBT thing!

  37. 76 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    More on VPOTUS’ speech tonight

    Former Eizenstat Lecture Speakers:

    2014 Thomas L. Friedman
    2013 The Honorable Ron Dermer
    2012 Justice Stephen Gerald Breyer
    2011 David Brooks
    2010 The Honorable Michael B. Oren
    2009 The Honorable Al Gore
    2007 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    2006 Paul Wolfowitz, Ph.D
    2005 The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton
    2004 The Honorable Ehud Olmert
    2003 The Honorable Bill Clinton
    2002 The Honorable Jimmy Carter
    2001 U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
    2000 The Honorable Joseph Lieberman
    1999 Herman Wouk
    1998 Professor Alan Dershowitz
    1997 Cantor Benjamin Muller & Choir
    1996 The Honorable Shimon Peres
    1995 Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
    1994 The Honorable Itamar Rabinovich
    1993 The Honorable Simcha Dinitz
    1992 The Honorable Teddy Kollek
    1991 The Honorable Dr. Henry Kissinger
    1990 The Honorable Abba Eban
    1989 Natan Sharansky
    1988 Elie Wiesel

    http://aasynagogue.org/caring-communitysocial-action/eizenstat-lecture.html

  38. September 3, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Joe’s not playing

  39. 83 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 7:21 pm

  40. 84 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Hank is my Rep. He represents me well! 🙂

  41. September 3, 2015 at 7:23 pm

  42. 87 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 7:25 pm

  43. 88 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    • 89 Dudette
      September 3, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      Again with the Just Joe Biden… pfft. That really chaps me. Sorry, but he’s the freaking Vice President of the United States! Show some respect for the office!

      • 90 Vicki
        September 3, 2015 at 7:52 pm

        If the speaker was Jill Biden I guarantee you that the Dr. title would be included. My people never miss a Doctor title. They might say ” Obama” but just watch, it will always be Dr. Carson. I’m not proud of this, just pointing it out.

  44. 93 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    I was just about to complain that there was no mention at all on their TL. Finally!

  45. September 3, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    “The unfortunate problem with Prime Minister Netanyahu is that he prides himself on being the Israeli who knows America the best,”said former Democratic Rep. Robert Wexler (Fla.), who now runs the D.C.-based S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace. “Where he’s mistaken is, Prime Minister Netanyahu knows the America that elected Ronald Reagan president. He’s completely unfamiliar with the America that elected Barack Obama president. And they are in fact very different Americas.”

    • September 3, 2015 at 7:47 pm

      Don’t be coming to our House and trashing our beloved POTUS while he is overseas!

      • 96 vcprezofan2
        September 3, 2015 at 8:14 pm

        Meta, this was the one action that brought Bibi forcefully to my attention (as an entity), and you can have no idea how anger sprung full blown into my heart towards him. Bibi’s rudeness and effrontery with this action, and in Pres O’s own *House*, was an eye opener for me as to his arrogance and lack of class. That first action kicked of a certain hatred for him and nothing he has done since endeared me to him. I have found all of his interactions towards PBO offensive. I remember thinking at the time – I know I will but I cannot wait to have the last laugh where you are concerned!

        • September 3, 2015 at 8:17 pm

          His arrogance and lack of grace is so off the charts, it’s ridiculous. His appearance was an affront and he know, as did the GOPers who invited him and the Dems who courted him. I recall PBO’s visit to his country, where he was most gracious and expressive of his support for Israel. And this is how he’s met. In my eyes, Netanyahu is truly despicable.

      • 99 Obama Grandmama
        September 3, 2015 at 8:29 pm

        Alaska is part of the USA. Saying he is overseas sounds like out of the country. Alaskans deal with tourists asking what kind of money do we use here? What language do you speak? Do you live in an igloo. etc… Many maps in text books do not even include Alaska or make it appear the size of Hawaii. I know that firsthand having served on the Juneau District Social Studies Committee helping pick District textbooks. I lived there for ten glorious years and enjoyed the photo journal of PBO’s trip so much. Thanks for all your work on it.

    • 100 Vicki
      September 3, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      Great statement by Bob Wexler, a staunch PBO supporter.
      Bibi out of date, out of his mind, and I hope, soon out of office.

    • 102 0388jojothecat
      September 3, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      That’s right…when a foreign nation who begs for money then diss our president you burnt too many bridges.

  46. 103 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 7:37 pm

  47. 104 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Stream is working. They just announced the program will be beginning shortly! Didn’t have my eye on the screen, so I don’t know if the synagogue is doing audio only too or if they’ll actually stream video.

    http://51dda3454e892.click2stream.com/

  48. 106 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Fox5 Atlanta News also has a stream up

    This one has ACTUAL video! YAY! 😀

  49. 109 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 7:45 pm

  50. 110 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 7:46 pm

  51. 111 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 7:46 pm

  52. 112 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 7:48 pm

  53. 113 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Looks like 11Alive has got it too!

    http://www.11alive.com/videos/news/2015/07/21/5867887/

  54. 114 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    One car for each family member?

  55. September 3, 2015 at 7:53 pm

  56. 117 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    CBS46 New has it too! 🙂

    http://www.cbs46.com/category/213030/breaking-news-live-stream

  57. 118 Vicki
    September 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    The balcony appears to be empty. If this is true it is not good news.

    • 119 globalcitizenlinda
      September 3, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      what is the regular attendance numbers?

      life it a strange thing – uncertainty about some thing today may turn into conviction or outright opposition tommorow ;

      sometimes, we have to be patient and give people time to come around to see what was right before their eyes

  58. 120 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    And… Channel 2 finally got it in gear

    http://www.wsbtv.com/s/news/live/

  59. September 3, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Mmmmmmm

  60. 124 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 8:05 pm

  61. 125 forus50
    September 3, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    So this is saying Cory Booker is supporting the Iran Deal. Interesting. I still don’t like him.

  62. 126 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    While we wait…

    ESPN put up a graphic with this quote to open a video segment they did on how Roger Federer is working on changing his game. It struck me how it fits the political climate in this country as well.

    Quote is from former British PM Harold Wilson
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Wilson

  63. 127 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    VP is in the Heezy! 😀

  64. 129 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    They just asked the audience to take their seats. “Our program will begin very shortly.”


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