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The President’s Day

President Barack Obama speaks at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) 38th Anniversary awards gala in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. The gala is the signature event in its Hispanic Heritage Month list of events that include the Public Policy Conference. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama speaks at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) 38th Anniversary awards gala in Washington

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President Barack Obama speaks at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 38th Annual Awards Gala at the Washington Convention Center, on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

President Barack Obama speaks at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's (CHCI) 38th Anniversary Awards Gala in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. The Awards Gala is the signature event in its Hispanic Heritage Month list of events that include the Public Policy Conference. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama greets the crowd after speaking at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's (CHCI) 38th Anniversary Awards Gala in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. The Awards Gala is the signature event in its Hispanic Heritage Month list of events that include the Public Policy Conference. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives to deliver remarks at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) 38th Annual Awards Gala in Washington, October 8, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts


115 Responses to “The President’s Day”


  1. 1 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 10:25 pm

  2. 11 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Look at that smile! It lights up the world!
    I ❤ My President!

  3. October 8, 2015 at 10:27 pm

  4. 14 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 10:28 pm

  5. 16 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 10:29 pm

  6. 17 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 10:29 pm

  7. 18 amk for obama
    October 8, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    temper, temper.

  8. 20 amk for obama
    October 8, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    just “appear”? another emmessem enabler.

    • 21 Dudette
      October 8, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      Read the comments from the nutjob in response to this tweet. River of denial runs through him.

    • October 9, 2015 at 4:59 am

      Please forgive me for my rant against the Democratic Presidential candidates: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. With all the mountain of evidence that clearly reveal that the Republican party is dysfunctional; and that most of the Republican presidential candidates are all bat-shit crazy, why is Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders running against President Obama? How come Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are not out there vigorously exposing these crazy Republicans who seem intent on destroying our country simply because they hate the Black guy in the White House? I respect all the wise people at TOD who keep reminding us that we must support and show up for the Democrats. At the same time, I am utterly disgusted that our own Democratic presidential candidates are more eager to run against a sitting Democratic President, who by the way has an impressive record of achievements, than they are about vigorously exposing the insane people who are currently dominating the Republican party. The so called mainstream media revels in criticizing PBO for not being able to work with these crazy people in Congress. My question is: How does either Hillary Clinton, or Bernie Sanders, plan to work with these insane Republicans who seem to be incapable of working with each other?

      I hope VP Biden decides to run. But as a father who lost a child to brain cancer twenty-three years ago, I perfectly understand what he is going through. On top of that, I am sure the loss of his son resurrected the memory of the loss of his first wife and his first daughter. If VP Biden doesn’t run, I don’t see how I can be enthused about Democratic candidates who are running against, and bad mouthing, one of the best Presidents in my life time. Yes, without fanfare I turned seventy yesterday (10/08). Although I barely remember IKE (Dwight Eisenhower), I’ve consciously known presidents from JFK to BO. And, as far as I am concerned, PBO is the best President in my lifetime. The fact that that we have two supposedly Democratic presidential candidates running against makes me very angry. While I will vote for a Democratic nominee in the general election, I will not donate money or work for a Democratic candidate who is out there disrespecting, attacking or running against President Obama. With all the craziness and dysfunction going on in the Republican party, I don’t get it why Democratic presidential candidates are not focused on exposing that to the American people, but are instead attacking President Obama’s policies that are postively helping millions of Americans.

      • 23 amk for obama
        October 9, 2015 at 5:57 am

        hi nath. long time, no see. daughter unit finished her thesis yet?

        also. too. “advanced” happy b’day wishes 🙂

      • 24 sherijr
        October 9, 2015 at 8:22 am

        Happy belated Birthday Nath.. and I couldn’t agree with you more.

      • October 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

        I agree with you so very much, nat. It’s a shame and an outrage.

        It’s great to see you and read your wisdom again. And very Happy Belated Birthday wishes to you.

      • 26 Vicki
        October 9, 2015 at 9:15 am

        Hi Nath. I agree with every word you’ve said about the Democratic candidates and the state of the 2016 race.

      • 27 Dudette
        October 9, 2015 at 11:23 am

        Happy Belated Birthday Nath! Hope it was lovely!

      • 28 sjterrid
        October 10, 2015 at 7:02 pm

        I’m sorry about the loss of your son to brain cancer. From what I understand, VP Bid was really upset with the Draft Biden group, because of the ad they placed. I think a lot of us were surprised by that ad. Someone there said today that Biden will announce tomorrow, if he will run. If he does run, he will not use that PAC. I have been donating there.

        Happy belated 70th birthday!

        I do think that the media doesn’t highlight the times that she does say things to support the President or attacks the republicans. It’s only when they could find disagreement with the president do they report it. I think the media does this to split the democratic vote. I do wish she wouldn’t do this, though. I certainly understand your disgust with her and the democrats. I don’t think Sanders will ever be elected. Hillary will have a hard time, too, but we can’t afford to not have a democrat in the White House.

  9. 30 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 10:38 pm

  10. 31 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 10:39 pm

  11. 32 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 10:39 pm

  12. 34 amk for obama
    October 8, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    LOL.

  13. 36 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 10:40 pm

  14. October 8, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Congrats, Dudette, in your first place win!

    Thank you Nerdy for a recap of the event. I now can watch it very comfortably in my recliner.

    I am enjoying the chaos in the House, brought by none other than the T-baggers that were cultivated by Boehner and others. Yeap, Karma is alive and well.

  15. 40 amk for obama
    October 8, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    gfy michael, who doesn’t know wtf the moderate even means. 60 futile repeal obamacare votes with all the thugs voting for them unanimously and this media bastid wants Obama to save their collective racist asses.

  16. October 8, 2015 at 10:43 pm

  17. October 8, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    “True or False: Your spiritual beliefs, and the ways in which you choose to demonstrate them through your actions, ultimately affects us all.

    It’s true, you know.”

    **********
    “POWER unites congregations from across the city and intentionally brings people together “across the lines of race, faith, income level and neighborhood” for the purpose of driving an interfaith movement. Their mission is to organize and empower Philadelphians for the purpose of transforming the conditions of neighborhoods, and moving the needle on quality-of-life issues.”

  18. 46 amk for obama
    October 8, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    LOL.

  19. 47 amk for obama
    October 8, 2015 at 10:56 pm

  20. 50 amk for obama
    October 8, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    I would be really pissed off if the dem ‘leadership’ decides to bail out this sinking ship of racists.

  21. 51 amk for obama
    October 8, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    gopolitico

    Wall Street rattled by House GOP bedlam.

    gee, why guyz? your hand fed monster is now about to kill you?

  22. 53 amk for obama
    October 8, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    and the msm pundtwits and media hacks got a new tear.

    • 54 No Child Left Behind
      October 8, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      Indeed. The most vocal among the pundits was Morning Joke. It was Obama’s fault all the time.

      • 55 amk for obama
        October 8, 2015 at 11:34 pm

        these racist pos won’t even compromise with their own caucus and somehow Obama is supposed to have compromised with these assholes? I want the entire msm to burn in hell. forever.

  23. 56 amk for obama
    October 8, 2015 at 11:21 pm

  24. 57 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 11:28 pm

  25. October 8, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    Former Chicago Public Schools chief to plead guilty to bribery
    scheme

    Barbara Byrd-Bennett had been the chief executive of Chicago Public Schools less than two months when the man who helped persuade the Emanuel administration to give her the job sent an email allegedly laying out the heart of a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme.

    In the December 2012 email, Gary Solomon, the owner of SUPES Academy and a consultant with long ties to the Emanuel administration, assured Byrd-Bennett that trust accounts had been set up in the names of two of her young relatives, each funded with tens of thousands of dollars, federal prosecutors alleged. The cash would be hers once she stepped down from her public post and rejoined his firm.

    “It is our assumption that the distribution will serve as a signing bonus upon your return to SUPES,” Solomon wrote, according to prosecutors. “If you only join for the day, you will be the highest paid person on the planet for that day.”

    The secret bonus was just one part of a massive scheme outlined in a criminal indictment Thursday charging Byrd-Bennett, 66, with steering no-bid contracts worth more than $23 million to SUPES in return for promises of up to $2.3 million in kickbacks, other perks and a job.

    .

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-barbara-byrd-bennett-chicago-public-schools-charged-met-20151008-story.html

  26. 60 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 11:38 pm

  27. 61 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 11:38 pm

  28. October 9, 2015 at 12:01 am

    The Life and Times of Doris Payne is now streaming on Netflix!
    Ms. Payne is a con-woman/thief whose ‘career’ has spanned 60 years.

  29. 63 amk for obama
    October 9, 2015 at 12:15 am

    and it’s gonna be a pathetic distress sale too.

  30. 64 Dudette
    October 9, 2015 at 12:20 am

  31. 68 Dudette
    October 9, 2015 at 12:22 am

  32. 69 Dudette
    October 9, 2015 at 12:25 am

  33. 72 Dudette
    October 9, 2015 at 12:34 am

  34. 73 Dudette
    October 9, 2015 at 12:47 am

  35. 75 jacquelineoboomer
    October 9, 2015 at 1:26 am

    Goodnight, TODville. What a wacky day in republican world. Thank God Barack Obama is still President of the United States.

    #RunJoeRun

  36. 77 jacquelineoboomer
    October 9, 2015 at 1:32 am

    P.S. A couple of funnies, ICYMI:

  37. October 9, 2015 at 2:01 am

    It’s my birthday today. Sixty seven years ago I was born. On this side of life I am very grateful for education I had, the upbringing I received from my mother and immigrant grandmother, filled with hope, dignity, and integrity. I am grateful for the wonderful spouse and life companion who has walked with me for 42 years, for my daughter who turns 40 next month who cares for the sick as an oncology nurse, and who is married to a wonderful man, mother of three children. I am grateful for the three wonderful grandchildren we have, with whom I spent this day providing day care. I am grateful and blessed by the spiritual path I have consciously journeyed on since the age of 21. And I am grateful for this diverse community drawn together by the powerful and inspiring leadership of a great man, President Barack Obama.

  38. 92 amk for obama
    October 9, 2015 at 5:02 am

    and the 2015 nobel peace prize goes to ….

    ….

    ….

    ….

    ….

    ….

    The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet.

    what ?

  39. 93 amk for obama
    October 9, 2015 at 5:03 am
    • 94 hopefruit2
      October 9, 2015 at 7:40 am

      Congrats to the winners! Sounds like a good choice based on the descriptions you posted below. 🙂 Hopefully Kerry and Zharif will be in the running next year.

    • 95 globalcitizenlinda
      October 9, 2015 at 7:44 am

      Congratulations on the these winners !

  40. 96 amk for obama
    October 9, 2015 at 5:08 am

    The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015 is to be awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011. The Quartet was formed in the summer of 2013 when the democratization process was in danger of collapsing as a result of political assassinations and widespread social unrest. It established an alternative, peaceful political process at a time when the country was on the brink of civil war. It was thus instrumental in enabling Tunisia, in the space of a few years, to establish a constitutional system of government guaranteeing fundamental rights for the entire population, irrespective of gender, political conviction or religious belief.

    The National Dialogue Quartet has comprised four key organizations in Tunisian civil society: the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT, Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail), the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA, Union Tunisienne de l’Industrie, du Commerce et de l’Artisanat), the Tunisian Human Rights League (LTDH, La Ligue Tunisienne pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme), and the Tunisian Order of Lawyers (Ordre National des Avocats de Tunisie). These organizations represent different sectors and values in Tunisian society: working life and welfare, principles of the rule of law and human rights. On this basis, the Quartet exercised its role as a mediator and driving force to advance peaceful democratic development in Tunisia with great moral authority. The Nobel Peace Prize for 2015 is awarded to this Quartet, not to the four individual organizations as such.

    The Arab Spring originated in Tunisia in 2010-2011, but quickly spread to a number of countries in North Africa and the Middle East. In many of these countries, the struggle for democracy and fundamental rights has come to a standstill or suffered setbacks. Tunisia, however, has seen a democratic transition based on a vibrant civil society with demands for respect for basic human rights.

    • October 9, 2015 at 5:27 am

      Wow….

      as know…Democracy is not easy to achieve or maintain or to thrive….

      Congrats to Tunisia…

      • 98 amk for obama
        October 9, 2015 at 6:04 am

        yup, kudos to them for encouraging fledgling democracy in that part of the desert. I was there a few years back during ben ali’s regime and found them to be gracious and polite peeps.

    • 99 99ts
      October 9, 2015 at 6:13 am

      Wonderful choice with the added joy of sending the media into a spin cause they had NO idea who this group was & what they did. The bookies probably has a big win – also too.

    • 100 globalcitizenlinda
      October 9, 2015 at 8:14 am

      truth be told, before today I did not know about this organization or its work.

      however, this award makes great sense … given the monumental changes that are taking place in this part of the world and the accompanying struggles to keep moving forward

  41. 101 amk for obama
    October 9, 2015 at 5:10 am

  42. 103 globalcitizenlinda
    October 9, 2015 at 7:50 am

    Good Morning Everyone!

  43. 104 desertflower
    October 9, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Morning everyone…Happy Friday. Dog refuses to learn to tell time, so here I am….up at 4:00 am this morning!

  44. 108 desertflower
    October 9, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Well…what was it, a week? There has been a campus shooting at Northern Arizona University this morning.. 1 dead, 3 wounded.

    http://www.12news.com/story/news/2015/10/09/shooting-at-nau-campus/73639266/

  45. October 9, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Happy Birthday to Me….Happy Birthday to Me….Happy Birthday to Meeeeeeeeeeee….Happy Birthday to Me!
    :0
    Have a great day TOD!


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