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The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with German President Joachim Gauck during a meeting in the Oval Office. The two leaders participated in a bilateral meeting that marked the 25th anniversary of German reunification

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U.S. President Barack Obama is introduced by Terrance Wise, a second-generation fast food worker, at the White House Summit on Worker Voice in Washington October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

President Barack Obama is introduced by Terrance Wise, an organizer and fast food worker, at the White House Summit on Worker Voice

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President Barack Obama speaks during White House Summit on Worker Voice, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The summit is an effort to give unions, organizers and some businesses a platform to discuss wages and other issues. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama speaks during White House Summit on Worker Voice in the East Room of the White House. The summit is an effort to give unions, organizers and some businesses a platform to discuss wages and other issues

U.S. President Barack Obama embraces Terrance Wise, a second-generation fast food worker, who introduced Obama to speak at the White House Summit on Worker Voice in Washington October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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President Barack Obama during a event co-hosted by coworker.org during the White House Summit on Worker Voice in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. On stage with Obama is Michelle Miller, co-founder of coworker.org. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Barack Obama speaks during a event co-hosted by coworker.org during the White House Summit on Worker Voice. On stage with the president is Michelle Miller, co-founder of coworker.org

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The full conference with President Obama and Vice President Biden’s remarks

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President Barack Obama takes off his jacket as he arrives to participate in a conversation co-hosted by coworker.org during the White House Summit on Worker Voice in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, with workers, employers, unions, organizers and other advocates and experts on how to energize a new generation of Americans to come together and recognize the potential power of their voice at work. On stage is Michelle Miller, co-founder of coworker.org. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Michelle Miller, co-founder of coworker.org, left, speaks during a conversation co-hosted by Coworker.org during the White House Summit on Worker Voice, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Workers, employers, unions, organizers and other advocates were meeting on how to energize a new generation of Americans to come together and recognize the potential power of their voice at work. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Barack Obama, second from left, and Michelle Miller, co-founder of coworker.org, left, listen as International President of the Service Employees International Union Mary Kay Henry, right, speaks during a conversation co-hosted by Coworker.org at the White House Summit on Worker Voice, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Workers, employers, unions, organizers and other advocates were meeting on how to energize a new generation of Americans to come together and recognize the potential power of their voice at work. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Barack Obama, right, listens as Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, left, speaks the White House Summit on Worker Voice in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Participants included workers, employers, unions, organizers and other advocates and experts on how to energize a new generation of Americans to come together and recognize the potential power of their voice at work. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama attends a conversation co-hosted by Coworker.org during the White House Summit on Worker Voice, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Workers, employers, unions, organizers and other advocates were meeting on how to energize a new generation of Americans to come together and recognize the potential power of their voice at work. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Barack Obama shakes a present that her received following a conversation co-hosted by coworker.org at the White House Summit on Worker Voice in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Participants included workers, employers, unions, organizers and other advocates and experts on how to energize a new generation of Americans to come together and recognize the potential power of their voice at work. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama shakes a present that he received following a conversation co-hosted by coworker.org

President Barack Obama stops to pose for a photograph with Terrence Wise, right, and Wise's mom Joann Wise, center, during the White House Summit on Worker Voice, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The summit is an effort to give unions, organizers and some businesses a platform to discuss wages and other issues. Terrence Wise is a second-generation fast food worker from Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


127 Responses to “The President’s Day”


  1. 5 GGail
    October 7, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Thanks NW for posting the President’s Day. I look forward to looking and listening when I get home, but, in the meantime – that’s a HAWT! picture of PBO taking off his…oh, it’s his jacket πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  2. October 7, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Evening folks! Wonderful round-up, NW πŸ™‚

    ‘Most of us know IBM’s Watson as a threat to humanity’s dominance of Jeopardy and the AI successor to a machine that similarly dethroned chessmaster Garry Kasparov. But now Watson wants to show us his more warm and chatty side, and he’s starting (oddly enough) by sitting down with the likes of Bob Dylan and Ken Jennings, the supercomputer’s trivia-spouting archenemy. In its new campaign, anchored by 30-second spots for IBM’s new cognitive computer consulting unit, Watson is shown talking with a guitar-wielding Dylan. The computer brags it can read 800 million pages per second, identifying key themes in Dylan’s work, like “time passes” and “love fades.”

    In some ways, Watson has been for cognitive computing what Dylan was for folk: an icon of an emerging era. And like Dylan, Watson has also evolved (though Watson was always electric). The Dylan commercial is part of a new campaign created by Ogilvy & Mather to help explain how the 2,000-person division at IBM applies the supercomputer’s ability to ingest massive amounts of information such as medical data, media research or even song lyrics. In Dylan’s case, IBM data scientists applied five Watson services to 320 songs from the songwriter’s portfolio in order to understand trends within the music. The computer’s capabilities in distilling the information also include personality analysis, tone analyzer and key word extraction…continued’

  3. October 7, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Congrats Gail πŸ™‚

    NW – you delight us every day with all that our President (and First Lady) accomplish for us. Thank you!!!

    And, I just had to ….

    One thing for sure, Hill’s hypocrisy and smarmy behavior is something we all must do everything we possibly can to not persist past the primaries.

    Thus …. all hands on deck for #LetsRollJoe!!!!

    bbl ….

  4. 29 vcprezofan2
    October 7, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    If I’m honest I’ll admit that I get confused by those countries that have both a president and a prime minister/chancellor – I mean, why do they need two leaders?

    Hi Gx2, I see you up there!

    • 30 99ts
      October 7, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      One has little or no political power. The role of the President is the role that Monarchs were given when they lost their “right to rule” (well some lost their heads, but others were kept on to support tourism.) In the westminster system power rests with the head of Government who is the leader of the party with the most members in the lower house. This avoids the stalemate (and drama) that happens in the US when the President & the house majority belong to different parties. The President (or in the case of Oz, the Governor General) is the Head of State – does all the official ceremonies. In the US the head of State and Head of Government is one person.

      In our system John Boehner would have been PM & he would have just been rolled – as was Tony Abbott. The difference – Boehner chose to resign – Abbott couldn’t believe he was going to lose – which in my book puts Boehner a step ahead of Abbott.

    • 31 GGail
      October 7, 2015 at 8:22 pm

      Hiya VC πŸ™‚

  5. October 7, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Neanderthals….she is awesome and knows her stuff BTW:

    Hey Forus50 😎

  6. 33 jacquelineoboomer
    October 7, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    • 34 Judith Fardig
      October 7, 2015 at 7:57 pm

      Does this hideously deranged “doctor” still have a medical license?

    • 36 0388jojothecat
      October 7, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      This man if confronted by anyone with a gun would probably piss all over himself. Arming teachers or hiring teachers who are permitted to carry a weapon is just what schools need. A teacher getting pissed off by a mouthy kid and emptying her weapon into him. When will the GOP get the hint that these people go to college to become teachers not marksmen. Who is going to pay them to own a gun, get licensed, gun practice, etc. when we don’t pay them enough to own their own homes in some states. Police have to go to the gun range own their own time if they want to shot better. They are not required to spend time on the job to become good marksmen. I heard B.C. interviewed on NPR and this man is just nuts. The interviewer asked him many times what programs would he cut for the government to be balanced and he could not answer the question. Then he went on a military spending spree to show Putin who’s boss. Oh and he would not raise the debt ceiling until the government had a balanced budget. The interviewer had to explain to him the debt ceiling is based on money that was already spent not a budget, he had no clue…just that he would not raise the debt ceiling under no circumstances until we got our spending under control. Frightening that people want novices in the WH until their SS and Medicare ends.

      • 37 jacquelineoboomer
        October 7, 2015 at 8:54 pm

        Extremely frightening! We cannot allow the White House to be taken over by Republicans, again, for at least three decades.

    • October 7, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      Carson says he is a christian, where is his compassion for those people who loved ones were murder?

    • 41 GGail
      October 7, 2015 at 8:34 pm

      Unbelievable that this came out of his mouth. Is there no one in his family to correct him???!!!

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    • 47 Vicki
      October 7, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      Agree. This was the point I was making about candidates from yesterday against TPP and Our President protecting tomorrow.

  9. 48 desertflower
    October 7, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    yellowbellysapsucker

  10. 54 amk for obama
    October 7, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    I WILL REPEAL OBAMACARE

    I WILL REPEAL TPP

    I WILL REPEAL IRAN AGREEMENT

    I WILL REPEAL OBAMA

    what? oh sorry, I just came back from a hillary campaign event.

  11. 72 amk for obama
    October 7, 2015 at 8:49 pm

  12. 73 amk for obama
    October 7, 2015 at 8:50 pm

  13. 74 hopefruit2
    October 7, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Good evening Nerdy, Chips & TOD! Congrats GGail on #1 πŸ™‚

    Happy Wednesday everyone :

    Just now reading up on HRC’s latest pandering ploy?!?!?

  14. October 7, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Thanks a traaaaaaaaazillion Nerdy!!

  15. 85 amk for obama
    October 7, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    90-DAY SUSPENSION !!!!

    aren’t ya being a tad harsh on that poor fella, fifa?

  16. October 7, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    While the clowns were being ridiculous, Our President was well, being the President .

    Thanks NW πŸ™‚

  17. 88 globalcitizenlinda
    October 7, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    I guess PBO has spoiled me and millions of others with his consistence and ability to stick to a hard but right decision (even when the majority of the country opposes him);

    just a few things to recall where polls said the majority of American voters were opposed but PBO went ahead and did it any way because he believed it was the right thing to do for the future of the nation :
    – economic stimulus,
    – Detroit-car-bailout,
    – Obamacare,
    – fuel efficiency standards,
    – reducing the number of military fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan, ……..,
    …….. just to mention part of a long list

    but “some politicians” are really shameless in their lack of core convictions => they could even deny their parentage if the polls demanded that this was what was required for this moment in time;

  18. 90 jacquelineoboomer
    October 7, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    • 91 globalcitizenlinda
      October 7, 2015 at 10:58 pm

      so many people don’t get it – believing the beltway theme that has been pushed for long (namely that PBO does not have support)

    • October 8, 2015 at 4:59 am

      This is the part of what folks don’t get…the President is Beloved…he is beloved because he has shown character…tenacity…courage…that he has shown love for God and country….that he has integrity….and i am sure we all can add to this list….

      We Love Our President…and we do not take kindly to those who seek to trash him…NUff SAID

  19. 94 globalcitizenlinda
    October 7, 2015 at 9:33 pm

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  21. 103 amk for obama
    October 7, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    amen.

  22. 104 amk for obama
    October 7, 2015 at 9:56 pm

  23. 105 taiping1
    October 7, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    I have resigned myself to not being actively involved in politics except for voting (unless Joe jumps in). Will vote against GOP but no one comes close to our President.

  24. October 7, 2015 at 9:58 pm

  25. 110 amk for obama
    October 7, 2015 at 9:59 pm

  26. October 7, 2015 at 9:59 pm

  27. 112 amk for obama
    October 7, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    oh, oh, I forgot.

    I WILL ALSO REPEAL VACCINES.

    leans back that smug smile that comes with knowing ‘I have triangulated all that shite well’.

  28. 113 amk for obama
    October 7, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    What happens to a frog’s car when it breaks down?

    It gets toad away.

    ///

    What did the duck say when he bought lipstick?

    “Put it on my bill.”

  29. 122 tnmtngirl
    October 7, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    ***Alert: This is an excellent and, I think, heartfelt blog post. Don’t miss it. Roseburg, OR is my hometown. As you’ll see, comes with the hashtag of #DoSomething

    View at Medium.com

  30. 126 jacquelineoboomer
    October 7, 2015 at 10:35 pm

  31. October 8, 2015 at 4:58 am

    Funny little addition but thatΒ΄s actually quite a big thing for Gauck, since even though the German president is factually the head of state and highest ranked politician, he has very little power in any political process which means that many people outside of Germany dont even know we have a president. The most influencial and powerful German politician is the chancellos which means we usually send our presidents to events commemorating stuff (or former presidents to giving awards to my school, whoot!), but the last president was actually a bit sad about never having met PBO when he was in Berlin, because unlike the chancellor and the mayor of Berlin he wasnΒ΄t “considered important” for this event. πŸ˜€


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