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Rise and Shine

On This Day – Two Terms: November 6, 2012 in Chicago

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Today

The President has no public events scheduled

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On This Day

William Wright and India Johnson wait in line to vote at Larchmont Elementary School in Norfolk, Va., Nov 6, 2012. Wright and Johnson, both from Richmond, were casting their first votes in a Presidential election.

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President Obama is embraced by a volunteer as he visits a campaign office the morning of the 2012 election in Chicago, November 6, 2012

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President Obama talks on the phone with Mitt Romney in the Presidential Suite at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park in Chicago (Pete Souza)

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“Dad? Look behind you.”

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MoooOOOooorning!


93 Responses to “Rise and Shine”


    • 2 jacquelineoboomer
      November 6, 2015 at 11:23 am

      OMG, Chips – Just got chills looking at all of these memories in photos – thank you, thank you!

      Just heard our duly elected two-term President Obama will speak at 11:45 Eastern about Keystone, and the word is that he’ll be declining their gracious offer to run their pipeline through the U.S. Since I just got here, I’m sure you already know this, but, hey. And Secretary Kerry will be by his side, another bonus.

      Love the President! Love his Administration!

  1. 3 amk for obama
    November 6, 2015 at 9:17 am

    FURST.

  2. 12 jackiegrumbacher
    November 6, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Hi all. So much goodness this morning with 5 percent unemployment rate and great photos. Have a great, great day. It’s been a long week, but it’s mercifully Friday, so Hallelujah!

  3. 13 amk for obama
    November 6, 2015 at 9:19 am

    where is that iconic hug picture that broke the twitter?

  4. 15 amk for obama
    November 6, 2015 at 9:23 am

    RT it.

  5. 16 4morefor44
    November 6, 2015 at 9:30 am

    currently there’s a short line on can homepage mixed the middle of the page about the job numbers. huge photo of ben carson and all kinds of other things made it take a while before i could that one little blurb. gotta keep the voters depressed and thinking president obama/liberals are failures. up is down. war is peace. we’re in crazy town.

    • 17 4morefor44
      November 6, 2015 at 9:31 am

      supposed to be “c.n.n. homepage”

    • 18 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      November 6, 2015 at 9:35 am

      WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF A FALLEN SOCIETY…THE INTELLIGENT,DIPLOMATIC AND COMPASSIONATE PRESIDENT WILL BE LEAVING THE WH…I DON’T REALLY WANT TO GO THERE..I GET VERY DEPRESSED!…:(

    • 19 amk for obama
      November 6, 2015 at 9:44 am

      The us media is wired for republican party and capitalism. I laugh at the claim that ‘progressives’ like rachel maddow and her ilk are for dems. No one is. The fourth estate are truly the fifth columnists.

  6. 20 GGAIL
    November 6, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
    WP won’t let me open the current Post. I had to go back to last night Post and click Next and Next on the Early post to get here. But I made it! 😘

    • 21 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      November 6, 2015 at 9:39 am

      GOOD MORNING GGAIL……………..HOPE YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY ALONG WITH THE ENTIRE TOD FAMILY!…WE ARE HOPEFULLY GETTING RID OF ONE CAR 2DAY…GOING DOWN TO ONE CAR FOR OUR MOVE…WILL GET A PUDDLE JUMPER FOR THE MOUNTAINS AFTER WE GET OUT THERE…GOD WILLING…………….ALL MUST BE GOD’S WILL. UNFORTUNATELY I MAKE ALOT OF STUPID DECISIONS IF I TRY TO DO THINGS WITHOUT HIM!…BBL FRIENDS!

    • 22 Dakota
      November 6, 2015 at 9:44 am

      Good Morning Gail!

  7. 23 Dakota
    November 6, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Good Morning Everyone!

    Job numbers are GREAT!!!!!

  8. 24 Nerdy Wonka
    November 6, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Glorious memories. Thanks, Chiparoo!

  9. November 6, 2015 at 9:44 am

    worth a read from Spandan….he is such a treasure…

    i hope that the President holds a few press conferences and town meetings so that WE the People can get an understanding….that would surely help me…

    This was such a HUGE undertaking….

  10. 28 hopefruit2
    November 6, 2015 at 9:47 am

    G’morning Chips, TOD, lurkers, even amk, and Happy Friday everyone! 🙂

  11. November 6, 2015 at 9:49 am

    You can run, but you can’t hide! From the bottom of the last…

    Been a busy and interesting week. Had a life comes full circle episode this week. To accommodate working the polls on Tuesday, I changed my infusion to Monday. The nurse noticed my Marine Corps jacket and mentioned her late Mom had been a Marine during the Korean War. Told her to sent me her Mom’s info and I’d see if I could locate any of her Mom’s platoon sisters. Later in the morning we were talking about Halloween; I mentioned living in a small town — turns out her Mom grew up in my very town. She gave the family name and while it sounded vaguely familiar, I didn’t know the family. When my Mom picked me up, I forgot to ask if she knew them. Thought about it at the polls on Tuesday and asked one of the older residents if she recalled the family. OMG, not only had she been friends with the kids in the family, she caused me to recall that I knew the nurse’s grandmother and great-grandmother! They lived down the street and around the corner, a few blocks from me.

    The family was Indian (Native American); the big kids in the neighborhood told me not to go near their house because they would scalp me. Mind you, I was a rather precocious child, outspoken and fearless; my nickname was “Mouth Almighty” and my favorite question was “Why.” As I was curious and didn’t believe the big kids (I was like 4 or 5), one day while they were in school I marched my little self over to the house, knocked on the door told the lady the scalping rumor and that I didn’t believe it and that if they were “real” Indians I wanted to know them. They invited me in for milk and cookies. I don’t remember the conversation, but afterwards they walked me home to my grandmother.

    Looking forward to my next treatment, not only will I be able to put her in contact with a childhood friend of her Mom, I’ll be able to tell her of the great-grand and grandmother’s kindness to me. Full circle… 🙂

    • 30 desertflower
      November 6, 2015 at 9:52 am

      Great story! Life is strange that way sometimes:)

    • 31 sherijr
      November 6, 2015 at 10:00 am

      that is a wonderful story, Ms Mouth Almighty 🙂

    • 32 mtmarilyn
      November 6, 2015 at 10:44 am

      What a wonderful story. This is who we are! This is a real people story. Thanks for sharing.

    • 33 jacquelineoboomer
      November 6, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      You really have THE BEST stories! Thanks for sharing.

      • November 6, 2015 at 1:09 pm

        You’re welcome.

        This has been a rather reflective week. As health has permitted, I’ve been sorting through boxes of papers and junk getting ready for next week’s Borough shred day. Found lots of pictures, correspondence, articles, etc; brings back lots of memories. I’ve truly led a VERY, VERY, BLESSED life!

        • 35 jacquelineoboomer
          November 6, 2015 at 1:11 pm

          I’m sure you have, and I have, as well (my way!). Enjoy it all, and hope your health keeps improving every day.

  12. November 6, 2015 at 9:50 am

    TV One to Air All 99 ‘Unsung’ Episodes in First-Ever Marathon Leading Up to Landmark 100th Episode Special Hosted by Donnie Simpson

    By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act

    November 5, 2015 at 9:14PM

    In a network first, TV One has announced that the network will air all 99 episodes of its entire library of its signature series, “Unsung,” beginning Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. ET.

    The “epic” six-day marathon will take over TV One, all day and night, leading up to the 100th episode premiere on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. ET.

    http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/tv-one-to-air-all-99-unsung-episodes-in-first-ever-marathon-leading-up-to-landmark-100th-episode-special-hosted-by-donnie-simpson-20151105

  13. 38 desertflower
    November 6, 2015 at 9:50 am

    The hug seen around the world:) I cried tears of joy on this night, too! President Obama, if you ever see this…thank you. I love the person that you are:)

  14. 39 desertflower
    November 6, 2015 at 9:53 am

    off to work with a smile on my face and a spring in my step:)

  15. November 6, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  16. November 6, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Chips, thanks so much for bringing back these very sweet memories. How fortunate are we to have these incredible people serving our country for the greater good!

  17. November 6, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Breaks over; time to get back to work… Read you later…

  18. November 6, 2015 at 10:15 am

    One last thing.

    VETERANS DAY RESTAURANT DISCOUNTS FOR 2015

    All of the following discounts have been confirmed for 2015, either through press release or direct communication with the company.
    2015 Veterans Day Travel & Recreation Discounts
    2015 Veterans Day Retailer Offerings
    2015 Veterans Day Events
    Giving Back
    Keep in mind that most businesses require proof of military service, which can include a VA Universal Access Card, Military I.D., DD-214 (Discharge Papers), Veterans Service Organization Card (VSO’s include groups like the VFW, DAV, AmVets, MOAA, FRA, and the American Legion), or in some cases businesses will accept a picture of the veteran in uniform.
    Note: Not all franchise locations participate in their national chain’s Veterans Day programs — be sure contact your nearest establishment to make sure they are participating.
    Make sure to visit the Military.com Discounts Center for more discounts and articles. And sign up for the Military Deals and Discounts Newsletter to get even more discounts and information in your inbox on how Military Families can save big.
    2015 Veterans Day Restaurant Offerings:
    Applebee’s — Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu, on November 11.
    Bar Louie – On November 10 and 11, veterans and active military personnel get a free meal up to a $12 value.
    Bob Evans — Veterans and active military personnel receive a free breakfast from a select menu on November 11.
    Bonanza Steakhouses — Active duty and retired military get a free buffet on November 11, 4 pm to close.
    California Pizza Kitchen – Veterans and active military receive a complimentary entrée from a special menu on November 11.
    Cattlemens — Active, inactive, and retired military personnel get a free Small Sirloin Steak Dinner on November 11.
    Cheeseburger in Paradise — Active and retired military personnel receive a complimentary burger with fries on November 11.
    Chili’s — Veterans and active military service members get a free entrée from a limited menu on November 11.
    Denny’s — Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on November 11, from 5 a.m. to noon at participating locations.
    *NEW* Firebirds Wood Fired Grill — Active duty military and veterans get a free lunch or dinner entrée on November 11.
    Friendly’s — Friendly’s is treating veterans and active military to a free breakfast, lunch or dinner from a limited menu on Veterans Day, November 11.
    Golden Corral — Golden Corral Restaurants’ Military Appreciation Night free dinner will be available on November 11, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.
    *NEW* Hooters — Veterans and active duty military get a free meal from a select menu at participating locations on November 11.
    IHOP– On November 11, participating IHOP Restaurants offer veterans and active duty military free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    *NEW* Ikea — Veterans get a free entrée from November 8 through 11.
    Krystal — Active and retired military receive a free Krystal Chicken or Sausage Biscuit from 6 AM to 11:00 AM on November 11.
    Little Caesars — Veterans and active military members receive a free $5 Lunch Combo from 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. on November 11.
    McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants — On November 8, participating McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants will offer a complimentary entree to veterans from a special menu.
    Max & Erma’s – On November 11, participating Max & Erma’s locations are offering veterans and active military personnel a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo meal.
    Menchie’s — All active and retired military personnel will receive a free 6 oz. frozen yogurt on November 11.
    Mission BBQ — Veterans and active duty military get a free sandwich and a slice of cake on November 11.
    O’Charley’s – Veterans and active duty service members get a free $9.99 meal on November 9, as well as free pie on November 11.
    On the Border — Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free meal from the “Create Your Own Combo menu” on November 11.
    Orange Leaf — Veterans and active duty military get a free cup of froyo on November 11.
    *NEW* Outback Steakhouse – All active and former service members receive a free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage on November 11. Outback is also offering active and former service members 15% off their meals Nov. 12 through Dec. 31.
    Ponderosa Steakhouse — Active duty and retired military get a free buffet on November 11, 4 pm to close.
    Red Hot & Blue — Veterans receive a free entrée with the purchase of a second entrée on November 9, 10 and 11. Coupon required.
    *NEW* Red Robin – Veterans and active duty military get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on November 11.
    Rock and Brews — Veterans and active military personnel receive a complimentary pulled pork sandwich with a side choice throughout the day on November 11.
    *NEW* Ruby Tuesday — Veterans, active duty and reserve service members get a free appetizer on November 11.
    Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill — Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill is offering the choice between complimentary hummus served with grilled herb flatbread or garlic cheese bread on November 11.
    Shoney’s — Shoney’s will offer a free All-American Burger to veterans and active duty service members on November 11.
    *NEW* Sizzler — Sizzler offers active duty and veteran military members a free lunch and beverage from a limited menu on November 11 until 4 p.m.
    Spaghetti Warehouse — From November 9 through November 11 buy one entrée and get the second entrée free. Coupon required.
    *NEW* Sticky Fingers — Veterans, active, inactive or retired servicemen and servicewomen get a free entrée up to a $12.99 value on November 11. In addition to the free meal, veterans who dine-in get a coupon valued at $10 to be used on their next visit.
    Texas Roadhouse — Texas Roadhouse locations nationwide will offer veterans a free lunch on November 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Offer is good for active duty, retired or former U.S. military.
    *NEW* TGIFridays — Veterans and active duty military get a free lunch from a select menu on November 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Uno Pizzeria & Grill – Veterans and active military get a free entrée or individual pizza with an entrée or pizza purchase of equal or greater value on November 11.
    Village Inn — Veterans and active military personnel receive a free breakfast on November 11 from a select menu at participating locations. Village Inn is also providing a “Thank you For Your Service Card valid for 20% off on the next visit.
    Wienerschnitzel — Veterans and active duty military receive a free Chili Dog and a small Pepsi on November 11.
    *NEW* World of Beer – All veterans and current service members receive a free select draught beer on November 11.
    The following discounts were offered in 2014 but have not confirmed yet for 2015:
    2014 Veterans Day Restaurant Offerings:
    54th Street Grill — Veterans and active duty military get a free meal (up to $12) on November 11.
    Bakers Square– Veterans and active duty military get a free breakfast on November 11.
    BJ’s Restaurant — Active duty military and veterans receive a complimentary lunch entree under $9.95 on November 11.
    Black Angus Steakhouse — Veterans, active and retired military personnel receive a free appetizer on November 11.
    Boston Market – Boston Market is offering a free individual dessert with individual meal purchase on November 11 with military ID.
    Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse – Veterans and active duty military personnel receive a $10 gift card on November 10 and 11.
    Carlo’s Bakery — Veterans and active service members get a free large cannoli on November 11.
    Carrabba’s – All active and retired veterans get a free appetizer November 8 through 11.
    CentraArchy Restaurants – Veterans and active duty service members get a free entrée and 25% off to their accompanied family and friends on November 11 at participating restaurants.
    Champps — On November 11, veterans and active duty military get a free cheeseburger.
    Chophouse & Tavern — Veterans and active military personnel receive a complimentary craft beer on November 11.
    Chuck E. Cheese’s – Veterans and active duty military get 20 free tokens from November 9 through November 15.
    City Barbeque – All veterans get a free sandwich platter on November 11.
    Claim Jumper — On November 10, all Claim Jumper locations will provide veterans with a complimentary meal from a special menu.
    Coffee Beanery — Veterans and active duty military get a free tall cup of coffee on November 11 at participating locations.
    Country Cookin — Active, reserve, and retired military personnel receive a free meal on November 11.
    Cracker Barrel — Veterans get a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert during lunch and dinner on November 11.
    East Coast Wings & Grill — Veterans get a free appetizer or a free dessert on November 11. Offer good with a minimum purchase of $10.
    Famous Dave’s — On November 11, former and active military receive a free One Meat Salute at participating locations from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.
    FATZ Café — Veterans and active military get a free entrée on November 11.
    Figaro’s Pizza — Veterans and active duty service members get a complimentary medium 1-topping pizza on November 11.
    Fire and Ice – Veterans, active duty and their families get a free lunch or dinner on November 11.
    Food City – Veterans and active duty military get a free hot bar meal on November 11.
    Gordon Biersch — Veterans and active military personnel receive a complimentary craft beer on November 11.
    Green Mill Restaurant and Bar – Veterans and active duty military get a free lunch or dinner on November 11.
    Greene Turtle — Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a select menu on November 11 at participating locations.
    Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream — Veterans and active duty military get a free single scoop ice cream cone on November 11 at participating locations.
    Hy-Vee — Veterans and active-duty military members get a free breakfast buffet on November 11.
    JJ’s Red Hots – Veterans and active duty military get with an unlimited free meal on November 11.
    Kangaroo Express — Service members visiting between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on November 11 get a grill item for 25-cents.
    Krispy Kreme – Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut and small coffee to all veterans on Tuesday, November 11 at participating locations.
    LaMar’s Donuts — Veterans and active duty military get a free donut and 12 oz. coffee at participating locations from 6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on November 11.
    Lone Star Steakhouse — On November 11, active duty, reserve and retired service members get a free appetizer.
    LongHorn Steakhouse – Veterans and current service members receive a complimentary Texas Tonion appetizer and non-alcoholic beverage from a select menu on November 11.
    MOD Pizza — Veterans and active duty military get a free individual, artisan-style pizza or hand-tossed salad on November 11.
    Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom — Veterans and active military personnel receive a complimentary craft beer on November 11.
    Old Country Buffet — Active duty, reservists and retired military enjoy a free dine-in lunch at select Old Country Buffet locations from open until 3:30 pm on November 11.
    Olive Garden – On November 11, all veterans and current service members get a free meal from a limited menu.
    Petro Stopping Centers — On November 11, all CDL drivers who are military veterans eat free at participating full-service restaurants.
    Pie Five Pizza — Active duty, reserve and retired service members get a free customized pizza on November 11.
    Pinnacle Entertainment — Veterans and active duty military get a free meal at select casinos on November 11.
    Pizza Factory — Veterans get a free lunch special or a free lunch buffet on November 11.
    Pizza Schmizza — Veterans and active duty service members get a free slice of pizza on November 11, between 1 and 4 p.m.
    Ponderosa Steakhouse — All former and current service members enjoy a free buffet on November 17.
    Port of Subs — Active duty military and veterans get a free small sub on November 11.
    Red Lobster — Veterans, retired and active-duty military personnel receive a complimentary appetizer from a limited menu from November 10 to November 13.
    Rib Crib — Veterans and active duty military eat free at participating locations on November 11.
    Rock Bottom — Veterans and active military personnel receive a complimentary craft beer on November 11.
    Ryan’s — Active duty, reservists and retired military enjoy a free dine-in lunch at select Ryan’s locations from open until 3:30 pm on November 11.
    Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill — Veterans and active duty get a free meal from a select menu on November 11.
    Starbucks — Veterans, active duty service members and spouses get a free tall coffee on November 11 at participating locations.
    Texas Corral – Active duty service members and veterans receive a free entrée on November 11.
    Texas Land & Cattle — On November 11, active duty, reserve and retired service members get a free appetizer.
    Tijuana Flats — Veterans and active duty military get a free meal on November 11.
    Tim Hortons Café & Bake Shop – Active duty military and veterans receive a free donut all day long on November 11.
    Tony Roma’s – Veterans and active military personnel receive a free draft beer on November 11 at participating locations.
    Travel Centers of America — On November 11, all CDL drivers who are military veterans eat free at participating full-service restaurants.
    Tubby’s — Veterans and active duty military members get a free small Grilled Steak N’ Cheese or Tubby’s Famous Sub on November 11.
    Tucanos Brazilian Grill – Past and current military receive a free shrimp skewer November 8 through 11. They are also offering a Veteran Card on those dates that gives 25% off 4 Churrasco Meals.
    Wayback Burgers – Veterans and active duty military get a free Wayback Classic Cheeseburger with purchase of any side and any drink on November 11.
    Woody’s Bar-B-Q — Veterans get a gift certificate for a free entrée with purchase of an entrée on November 11.
    Zoes Kitchen – Active duty military and veterans get a free entrée, and family members get 10% off on November 11.

  19. 47 Vicki
    November 6, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Good Morning, TOD!
    And what a wonderful good morning it is:
    Unemployment DOWN—5%
    New jobs UP—-way up and up some more
    Even wage growth UP
    Thousands of jobs in healthcare!

    Thank you President Obama and thanks to your entire team.

    I would sure like to hear from POTUS today. But more likely the media will be busy with irrelevant idiocy of all kinds.

  20. November 6, 2015 at 10:30 am

    And, exactly, who is Unca Ben appealing to?
    The usual GOP Slave Catchers…
    hmmmmmmmm……………..

    ……………….

    Ben Carson Appeals to Black Voters, but His Campaign Doesn’t, Yet
    By JONATHAN MARTIN
    NOV. 5, 2015

    WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — Sam Hawkins Jr. said he came to a rally here last week for the Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson because he finds Mr. Carson’s social conservatism appealing, relishes his newness to politics and believes that President Obama “sold out for the vote” in supporting same-sex marriage.

    …………………

    Mr. Carson, a retired doctor who recently surged to first place in some national polls, is trying to solidify his lead in the volatile race for the Republican presidential nomination. To do so, his campaign is eyeing a group of voters who are traditionally scarce in Republican primaries but who could give him added support the other candidates are unlikely to draw: African-Americans, such as Mr. Hawkins.

    …………..

    He could do something for the country that has not been done for a long time: give American blacks an option in the primary,” said Armstrong Williams, Mr. Carson’s closest adviser, referring to black voters’ habit of largely participating only in Democratic politics.

    Yet if Mr. Carson’s potential for bringing black voters into the Republican primary illustrates a unique possibility, his efforts to win them over highlight his limitations as a candidate. Though he raised over $20 million during the third quarter of this year and primary votes will be cast in less than three months, his campaign operation has not caught up to his standing in the race. He has, for example, yet to hire a staff member dedicated to turning out black voters.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/06/us/politics/ben-carson-black-voters-republican-primary.html?rref=politics&module=Ribbon&version=context&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Politics&pgtype=Blogs

    • 49 Don
      November 6, 2015 at 11:26 am

      You want to know why President Obama will always have a place in the hearts of African Americans. It’s because on many occasions in his life he has been the only African American in the room and he has never forgotten that fact or shied away from it. He has always cared about issues that have specifically affected African Americans. You don’t walk up into a Federal Prison and sit with inmates if you didn’t give a fuck about their rehabilitation. Your first two Attorney Generals aren’t African Americans if you don’t give a fuck about African Americans. President Obama isn’t the type of black man that goes along just to get along; everything he has ever done has been for the black and the brown. I say this not to alienate those that are not black or brown, but more so to say that President Obama has been what we have been waiting for.

      • 50 jacquelineoboomer
        November 6, 2015 at 11:55 am

        Hear! Hear!

      • November 6, 2015 at 12:15 pm

        THIS x10000000000000000000000000000. He has EARNED my love and respect a million times over. Forever.

      • 52 susanne
        November 6, 2015 at 3:33 pm

        Old white lady here, and I endorse every word you wrote!

        He’s chosen the harder road, but he is not a man to step back from challenges– that’s his integrity and wisdom in action. He’s who African Americans have been waiting for, yes– I trust and believe you completely in this.

        And he’s also who all who love justice and progress have been waiting for, not just in America, but all over the world. There will never be another like him, but I’m so glad he’s set the high bar for all those who follow.

  21. 53 Vicki
    November 6, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Looking at all the pictures and remembering all the precious moments.
    Why oh why can’t the torch simply be passed to VPB???

    • November 6, 2015 at 10:35 am

      I’m still heartbroken. But I will certainly look forward to working with him in the future. Whatever he and President Obama ask of us, I’ll be there, with pride and joy.

      • 55 Judith Fardig
        November 6, 2015 at 11:30 am

        Yes we will!

      • 56 jacquelineoboomer
        November 6, 2015 at 11:54 am

        meta – The only reasons I’m slowly “getting over it” are first that Joe Biden will not be the TARGET of the RWNJ candidate and the media and the bozos in the country who would have gone after that fine man, were he to run … and the fact I have convinced myself that Joe talked the whole thing over with the President, many times, and possibly even the President said “if you don’t run, I’d be the first one to understand.” I think the latter’s counsel was invaluable and heartfelt.

        That’s how I’m working through the pain of it! And I’ll be seeking to support both of them, after January 2017, in any way I can, as well.

        • November 6, 2015 at 12:14 pm

          I think Joe is a very tough guy and could handle whatever gets thrown his way. But he needed to gear up his campaign about a year and a half ago, right about the time Beau was diagnosed. So although I know in my heart that fate is the thing that worked against him, and that he tried in a valiant way to grapple honestly and deliberately with the decision in recent months, I held out hope for a sort of miracle because I believe in him and his ability to be POTUS more than any of the other candidates, by a MILE. But I am doing my best to reconcile myself to the truth and the reality of what is happening to the Democratic Party. And hoping for a way to be of service to him and PBO as we bid them farewell from the White House.

  22. November 6, 2015 at 10:33 am

    • 61 Judith Fardig
      November 6, 2015 at 11:33 am

      The lovely and talented Jude Schimmel on the left is revered in Oregon for her storied basketball career in high school and college and for being such a great role model.

  23. November 6, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Well, well. Someone bothered to check his math.

  24. 63 Vicki
    November 6, 2015 at 10:44 am

    As we all could have predicted:
    In the face of Sensational Economic News the RW Propaganda Press is whining about “participation rate” which is a go-to metric they use when the measuring systems we all understand make fools and liars of them.

    Bravo Dems and Obama Administration. More of us working and bringing home higher paychecks.

  25. 64 No Child Left Behind
    November 6, 2015 at 10:44 am

    TODVIlle, you are the best!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you for the dearest memories in life as a proud Democrat.

    Stay strong in light of the prospect of a THE DONALD nominee. We’ll get through that and emerge victor on the other side.

  26. 65 JER
    November 6, 2015 at 10:52 am

  27. 66 JER
    November 6, 2015 at 10:54 am

  28. 67 JER
    November 6, 2015 at 10:58 am

    • 68 JER
      November 6, 2015 at 10:59 am

      • 69 Vicki
        November 6, 2015 at 11:05 am

        Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        I was hoping to hear from our President today!!!!!

        • 71 arapaho415
          November 6, 2015 at 11:12 am

          Lots of KXL tweets in my timeline now:

        • 72 arapaho415
          November 6, 2015 at 11:17 am

          One more…

          This is the opposite of surprising. MSM leaped at opportunity to accuse PBO of handwringing, hard choice when TransCanada announced they wanted approval (hah!) delayed last week.

          But the obvious action by President #BucketList Obama would be to end this notion altogether. Let GOP campaign on losing platform of no medical coverage for pre-existing conditions (etc.) and building a pipeline that US assumes virtually all environmental risk with microscopic benefit.

      • 73 arapaho415
        November 6, 2015 at 11:11 am

        GM JER, Vicki.

        @cbsradionews just linked PBO’s Roosevelt Room announcement to the horrific Russian Metrojet crash in Egypt, but think it’s gonna be about KXL.

  29. November 6, 2015 at 11:02 am

    New York Magazine has posted a fascinating guide to Marco Rubio’s personal finances:

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/11/guide-to-marco-rubios-messy-personal-finances.html#

  30. November 6, 2015 at 11:03 am

  31. 76 JER
    November 6, 2015 at 11:07 am

  32. 77 Dudette
    November 6, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Woooot! Best President Ever!

  33. November 6, 2015 at 11:17 am

    YESSSSSS!!!!

  34. 83 Dudette
    November 6, 2015 at 11:17 am

  35. November 6, 2015 at 11:20 am

  36. November 6, 2015 at 11:23 am

  37. 89 Judith Fardig
    November 6, 2015 at 11:39 am

    We will never forget how hard we worked together to re-elect Obama-Biden. These photos bring back such joyful/exhausting memories of running a GOTV staging area out of our house for the last 5 days of Oregon’s vote-by-mail system. Sweet sweet victory!

  38. November 6, 2015 at 11:40 am

  39. 91 donna dem 4 obama
    November 6, 2015 at 11:46 am

    That so-called “soft-spoken Christian” is a pathological liar!!!!

  40. 92 yardarm756
    November 6, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Good morning y’all. Please accept this lengthy contribution and I’m done.

    Nostalgia! The real theme of the Republican Party

    All over again

    Well, the first thing I want to say is…”Mandate my ass!”
    Because it seems as though we’ve been convinced that 26% of the registered voters, not even 26% of the American people, but 26% of the registered voters form a mandate ? or a landslide. 21% voted for Skippy and 3, 4% voted for somebody else who might have been running.

    But, oh yeah, I remember. In this year that we have now declared the year from Shogun to Reagan, I remember what I said about Reagan…meant it. Acted like an actor…Hollyweird. Acted like a liberal. Acted like General Franco when he acted like governor of California, then he acted like a republican. Then he acted like somebody was going to vote for him for president. And now we act like 26% of the registered voters is actually a mandate. We’re all actors in this I suppose.

    What has happened is that in the last 20 years, America has changed from a producer to a consumer. And all consumers know that when the producer names the tune…the consumer has got to dance. That’s the way it is. We used to be a producer ? very inflexible at that, and now we are consumers and, finding it difficult to understand. Natural resources and minerals will change your world. The Arabs used to be in the 3rd World. They have bought the 2nd World and put a firm down payment on the 1st one. Controlling your resources will control your world. This country has been surprised by the way the world looks now. They don’t know if they want to be Matt Dillon or Bob Dylan. They don’t know if they want to be diplomats or continue the same policy – of nuclear nightmare diplomacy. John Foster Dulles ain’t nothing but the name of an airport now.

    The idea concerns the fact that this country wants nostalgia. They want to go back as far as they can ? even if it’s only as far as last week. Not to face now or tomorrow, but to face backwards. And yesterday was the day of our cinema heroes riding to the rescue at the last possible moment. The day of the man in the white hat or the man on the white horse – or the man who always came to save America at the last moment ? someone always came to save America at the last moment ? especially in “B” movies. And when America found itself having a hard time facing the future, they looked for people like John Wayne. But since John Wayne was no longer available, they settled for Ronald Reagan ? and it has placed us in a situation that we can only look at ? like a “B” movie.

    Come with us back to those inglorious days when heroes weren’t zeros. Before fair was square. When the cavalry came straight away and all-American men were like Hemingway to the days of the wondrous “B” movie. The producer underwritten by all the millionaires necessary will be Casper “The Defensive” Weinberger ? no more animated choice is available. The director will be Attila the Haig, running around frantically declaring himself in control and in charge. The ultimate realization of the inmates taking over at the asylum. The screenplay will be adapted from the book called “Voodoo Economics” by George “Papa Doc” Bush. Music by the “Village People” the very military “Macho Man.”

    “Company!!!”
    “Macho, macho man!”
    “Two-three-four.”
    “He likes to be ? well, you get the point.”
    “Huuut! Your left! Your left! Your left…right, left, right, left, right…!”

    A theme song for saber-rallying and selling wars door-to-door. Remember, we’re looking for the closest thing we can find to John Wayne. Cliches abound like kangaroos ? courtesy of some spaced out Marlin Perkins, a Reagan contemporary. Cliches like, “itchy trigger finger” and “tall in the saddle” and “riding off or on into the sunset.” Cliches like, “Get off of my planet by sundown!” More so than cliches like, “he died with his boots on.” Marine tough the man is. Bogart tough the man is. Cagney tough the man is. Hollywood tough the man is. Cheap steak tough. And Bonzo’s substantial. The ultimate in synthetic selling: A Madison Avenue masterpiece ? a miracle ? a cotton-candy politician…Presto! Macho!

    “Macho, macho man!”

    Put your orders in America. And quick as Kodak your leaders duplicate with the accent being on the dupe – cause all of a sudden we have fallen prey to selective amnesia – remembering what we want to remember and forgetting what we choose to forget. All of a sudden, the man who called for a blood bath on our college campuses is supposed to be Dudley “God-damn” Do-Right?

    “You go give them liberals hell Ronnie.” That was the mandate. To the new “Captain Bly” on the new ship of fools. It was doubtlessly based on his chameleon performance of the past – as a liberal democrat ? as the head of the Studio Actor’s Guild. When other celluloid saviors were cringing in terror from McCarthy ? Ron stood tall. It goes all the way back from Hollywood to hillbilly. From liberal to libelous, from “Bonzo” to Birch idol…born again. Civil rights, women’s rights, gay rights…it’s all wrong. Call in the cavalry to disrupt this perception of freedom gone wild. God damn it…first one wants freedom, then the whole damn world wants freedom.

    Nostalgia, that’s what we want…the good ol’ days…when we gave’em hell. When the buck stopped somewhere and you could still buy something with it. To a time when movies were in black and white ? and so was everything else. Even if we go back to the campaign trail, before six-gun Ron shot off his face and developed hoof-in-mouth. Before the free press went down before full-court press. And were reluctant to review the menu because they knew the only thing available was ? Crow.

    Lon Chaney, our man of a thousand faces – no match for Ron. Doug Henning does the make-up – special effects from Grecian Formula 16 and Crazy Glue. Transportation furnished by the David Rockefeller of Remote Control Company. Their slogan is, “Why wait for 1984? You can panic now…and avoid the rush.”

    So much for the good news…

    As Wall Street goes, so goes the nation. And here’s a look at the closing numbers ? racism’s up, human rights are down, peace is shaky, war items are hot – the House claims all ties. Jobs are down, money is scarce ? and common sense is at an all-time low with heavy trading. Movies were looking better than ever and now no one is looking because, we’re starring in a “B” movie. And we would rather have John Wayne…we would rather have John Wayne.

    “You don’t need to be in no hurry.
    You ain’t never really got to worry.
    And you don’t need to check on how you feel.
    Just keep repeating that none of this is real.
    And if you’re sensing, that something’s wrong,
    Well just remember, that it won’t be too long
    Before the director cuts the scene…yea.”

    “This ain’t really your life,
    Ain’t really ain’t nothing but a movie.”

  41. November 6, 2015 at 11:52 am

    The Obama effect: An education in hope and change
    November 6 at 10:00 AM

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Barack Obama started out as homework at Ludlum Elementary, an idea by teachers in 2008 to turn the upcoming election into a year-long lesson plan. But the school’s mostly black and Hispanic students quickly came to see themselves in Obama. His message of change became a rallying cry for their own lives in this town plagued by drugs, gangs and violence.

    So after the election — before he could even be sworn in — the children persuaded officials here to make theirs the first school in America to be named after Obama.

    “It was the best moment of my life. It was like we became linked,” said Teonte Jackson, who was then in the fifth grade. “Just as Obama was making history as the first black president, we were making history by becoming the first school named after him.”

    To the nation, Obama’s election was a historic and cultural milestone, an electrifying moment when the seemingly impossible became real. Over time, however, the intensity and promise of that moment has faded, giving way to a more nuanced reality.

    For students at Barack Obama Elementary, the election cut especially deep. Obama reoriented their sense of race and mobility in complicated, and at times confusing, ways. He is the only president most of them have ever known. Growing up under the shadow of Obama’s name, some have worried whether they have adequately lived up to it. Others have puzzled over what it represents.

    But its most lasting effect has been their struggle to reconcile the hope they once felt as children with the reality they now see around them as teenagers.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/it-was-like-they-were-voting-for-me-hope-and-change-in-elementary-school/2015/11/05/419f408e-6ba3-11e5-9bfe-e59f5e244f92_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_obamaschool11am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory


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