118 Responses to “The President’s Remarks at the Dignity for Children Foundation”

  1. 1 donna dem 4 obama
    November 23, 2015 at 11:16 am

    GM TOD!

    • November 23, 2015 at 11:19 am

      Moooooooooorning Donnaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

    • November 23, 2015 at 11:27 am

      GM, Donna! Congrats on first! BTW, as soon as the holidays are over, can we start working on the TOD DC Meet-up? or Have you already started????

      • 4 donna dem 4 obama
        November 23, 2015 at 11:44 am

        We will start after the New Year. I’ve done some work on checking out events for next year but most some won’t post their schedules until January. Also, we will begin the process of getting info for people to be screened for the WH visit. As of now the date for the White House is June 16th with the 17th as a backup date.

        • November 23, 2015 at 11:50 am

          I am saving my pennies for this trip. I assume passports will be used for screening?

        • November 23, 2015 at 11:55 am

          Thanks! Look forward to working with you!

        • 7 Judith Fardig
          November 23, 2015 at 11:58 am

          Uh oh – I had been anticipating that we would meet the following weekend, June 24/25/26. We are taking our first-ever Overseas Adventure Travel trip to Peru and don’t get home until June 21st. You have to plan for what is best for the majority, so take LOTS of pictures, and I will be there in spirit.

        • 8 mtmarilyn
          November 23, 2015 at 12:22 pm

          I can’t wait. I am also saving my pennies.

          • 9 carolyn
            November 23, 2015 at 4:25 pm

            Donna, I definitely want to go. I am planning on it. The last time I saw inside the White House was 1958 or 59, and I want to see it while our beloved POTUS and FLOTUS are there. So, count me in. I am saving money and am excited to meet other TODers. I can’t think of any group I’d rather be in D.C. with.

            My husband and I went in 2009, and saw the three war memorials: World War II for my father, Viet Nam for his high school buddy, and Korea for him. I was determined to get him to that before he was unable to go. It was a wonderful visit.

        • November 23, 2015 at 5:04 pm

          Donna, please include me!

    • 12 Judith Fardig
      November 23, 2015 at 11:51 am

      Congrats on first, Donna! Sharing relief that President Obama is home safely! Happy Birthday to Carolyn who needs extra hugs today.

  2. November 23, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Calling Mighty Pamela: My Angels arrived today! Still don’t know whether to thank or curse you for the link. 😉

    Please Lord, let me hit the lottery as these Angels would make the most fantastic centerpieces and favors for my Christmas party. Amen.

    • 15 MightyPamela
      November 23, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      MP checking in, jazziz2, mine turned up on my doorstep Saturday afternoon, and I was already having a very powerful day!! Unwrapping that beautiful creation put me into a magnificent dimebsiob, indeed! You’re very welcome! ❤ I wish I could post a pic of mine!

      • 16 MightyPamela
        November 23, 2015 at 1:41 pm

        Not sure what a dimebsiob is, but that feels about right! It’s a good thing, btw. We should share that link all over the place. My daughter tells me all the artisans are disabled. We know they are poor as well. But not poor in Spirit! The Spirit of Villarosa book is proceeding well, I urge everyone to connect with the mailing list or on FB. The story will have a profound impact on millions of lives seeking Hope, when it is published.

    • 17 MightyPamela
      November 23, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Amen. Be sure to buy the ticket, I may as well so the same. Something beyond incredible is just around the bend, I can feel it in every cell in my physical body, and all the receptors in my esoteric and spiritual bodies!

  3. 18 yardarm756
    November 23, 2015 at 11:36 am

    My second try. G’day.

  4. 19 jacquelineoboomer
    November 23, 2015 at 11:40 am

    *Dignity for Children*

    I’m for that! Good morning, TODville!

  5. 20 MightyPamela
    November 23, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Okay then, all caught up with Early Bird, now I must go. Bbl. Talks are underway for a _^..^_ rescue this weekend. An older girl, jellico, short hair, very much wants to be in a safe place out of the cold cold cold. ❤ 🐻 ❤ Thank you, Mr President, welcome home. 🐻

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  8. 28 Nena20409
    November 23, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Congrats, Donna on your solid Gold ⭐

  9. 29 Nena20409
    November 23, 2015 at 12:13 pm

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  12. 42 Nena20409
    November 23, 2015 at 12:41 pm

  13. 43 Nena20409
    November 23, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    It was by chance that I came across the WH Presser on 11-23-15. I Assumed that the WH Presser would be off today…..due to the long trip to South East Asia.
    LIVE, scheduled @ 12:45 PM EDT with Josh “The Voice” Earnest

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  15. 48 Nena20409
    November 23, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Least we forget, Glenn Beck asked a newly minted Rep-elect Ellison from MN, the 1st Muslim elected in Congress the same kind of idiotic question while as a Host on HLN…….

  16. 49 Nena20409
    November 23, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    • 50 donna dem 4 obama
      November 23, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      This is what happens when you take a brilliant retired neurosurgeon who has made a living off of writing books about his life and attempt to turn him into a viable Presidential candidate. The man doesn’t know his history, he has embellished his life story, his foreign policy credentials are non-existent and he doesn’t have any concept of the role of government. But he believes in Jesus so that’s all he needs in order to qualify to be President 😯

      • 51 57andfemale
        November 23, 2015 at 3:25 pm

        We have to stop referring to him as “brilliant” or a “genius”. He’s a skilled mechanic, that is all he is. Every time we give credence, we lose a little leverage. He is more ignorant and damn near everything else that he makes my 9 year old goddaughter look like a Rhodes scholar.

        A reporter on Bill Press this morning made a useful observation: he said that people like Carson who manage to build a circle of importance around them, get to spout nonsense on anything other than their field, and the people around him listen and don’t challenge him. This has been going on for years. You think a nurse or an ambitious intern is going to confront Carson on history or politics?


    • November 23, 2015 at 10:56 pm

      Dr. Ben Carson is an embarrassment to his profession.

  17. 53 CEB
    November 23, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    OT message for Dudette: I am in the middle of listening to Adele 25 for the first time; so far not really doing it for me. What say you?

  18. 54 Nena20409
    November 23, 2015 at 1:39 pm

  19. 55 Nena20409
    November 23, 2015 at 1:45 pm

  20. 56 Nena20409
    November 23, 2015 at 1:47 pm

  21. 57 Nena20409
    November 23, 2015 at 1:50 pm

  22. 58 Nena20409
    November 23, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    • 59 jackiegrumbacher
      November 23, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      Nena, this is an interesting article, which also raises a number of questions about the future. Basically the white Evengelical demographic is shrinking and also panicking, which is why it turns to the party that glorifies the past and raises fears about the future. The article poses the question of whether the Democratic Party can continue to attract African American and Latino religious people if it is perceived as the party of non believers. But it fails to note a very important point point: the Republican Party as currently constituted continues to demonize Africans Americans and Latinos and anyone else who isn’t white and extremist. In what conceivable universe is that attitude going to broaden the Republican base? Their message is: we hate you, but vote for us anyway.

      • 60 Neena20409
        November 23, 2015 at 4:42 pm

        The PEW Research Poll numbers were eyeopening.
        Your analysis is 1001% correct.
        In 2008……then Sen Obama won all minority demographics. He lost the Cuban Americans……their 50yrs and up. He lost the Vietnamese Americans.
        In 2012……Pres Obama won all these groups. The Projection is by 2030-2050 the Total number of all the minority groups will surpass the current majority group.
        Any group that are constantly marginalized would not side with a political party that dehumanizes them.

      • 61 Neena20409
        November 23, 2015 at 4:46 pm

        Chances of Latinos, the non-senior Cuban Americans voting for the Rs is slimmer than Zero.

        • 62 jackiegrumbacher
          November 23, 2015 at 4:51 pm

          Take that to the bank, Nena. Latinos are listening and what they hear from the Republican Party is hate, exclusion and scapegoating.

  23. November 23, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Just to be crystal clear ….


    • 64 jackiegrumbacher
      November 23, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      Amen, Bob. My MIL served as a WAVE in WWII and is of Jewish ancestry. Trump sends chills up her spine and awakens a lot of nightmarish memories of the days when the threat of Nazism was very real. Trump has no moral compass and would sell what soul he has left to satisfy his ego. Unfortunately, the remaining R candidates are no better.

  24. 65 Nena20409
    November 23, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Was the Hate too much for her or was she pushed out?
    Don’t Care, either way. I knew that she could not last long there.

  25. November 23, 2015 at 2:15 pm


    I have horrible memories of Henrico County, VA. Labor Day weekend 1975, my fiance, 4 of his buddies and I were driving from Camp LeJeune to Philly; stopped for “speeding.” Based on comments and slurs from the trooper, we were stopped for DWB in a Lincoln Continental. Insult to injury was added when the trooper asked “if I was giving them a “group rate” for a “fun” night?” Since we were “out-of-towners,” we had to follow the cop to a kangaroo court and fork out a couple of hundred bucks in order to prevent the driver going to jail. Didn’t matter that we weren’t speeding — we were in a stream of traffic. Didn’t matter that we were six Marines on the way home for tuxedo fittings and a holiday weekend. We were profiled as 5 “N-words” and a “ho” driving in a car that the trooper probably couldn’t afford. Today, I realize how “lucky” we were to get out of there for a couple of $$$; today, the same scenario could result in the forfeit of life…

    • 68 No Child Left Behind
      November 23, 2015 at 2:25 pm


      But I must say that between Daesh that wants to bring the end of the world and those racists that attack minorities, I don’t know where we are going. Not to mention the current scoop of GOP candidates, their fear strategy, and hate filled rhetoric when it is not completely ignorance and absurdity.

      It must be a new world.

    • 69 jackiegrumbacher
      November 23, 2015 at 4:49 pm

      What the hell is the matter with these people? What kind of hatred would you have to brew in your heart to start a race war? The election of President Obama seems to have turned some people into monsters, idiots or egomaniacs who think they can start “wars” on their own.

      • November 23, 2015 at 5:09 pm

        Jackie, I’ve been saying since the first TP rally that these folks want to start a race war… Pray that saner heads prevail. Good Bless us all.

  26. November 23, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    On conference call about MBK. Very exciting.

  27. November 23, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Wow. “A judge will give a young white man a 2nd/3rd chance. A young black man won’t get the same chances.” This is going to be a good initiative.

    (Yes, I know these stats, but still impressed it’s being said out loud.)

  28. 77 Nena20409
    November 23, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    The US News Media should just do their job.
    They went after Gore……using the most trivial things to attack him……they accused him of exaggerations, they called him Alpha Male and some accused Gore of lying.
    The News Media also went after Kerry for no good reason and they helped hyped up the Swift Boat lies.
    Yet the US News Media allowed GW Bush’s nearly 18 months disappearance from his service. They allowed GW Bush to never answering his drug use.
    The US News Media also pampered Willard Mitterrand Romney…….39+ Pants on Fire by Politifact, blatant lies, etc and the US Media covered for him…….including looking the other way when both Willard and 2 of his grown sons dabbled in Birtherism.

    So No Vox…….Do your Job.
    Stop Using, We’ll leave it there when Liars are publicly lying on TV/Cable.

  29. 80 JER
    November 23, 2015 at 3:04 pm

  30. 81 Roberta in MN
    November 23, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Good Afternoon everyone. Just a heads up, DIL is coming home now, no infection in the bone, that was the best news we had today. Plus the antibiotics in mega doses worked. Son went to pick her up and stop and get her meds. Thank you all for your prayers and concerns.

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  32. November 23, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Betting most of the “takers,” NOT IN NEED, were rethugs…

    • 92 No Child Left Behind
      November 23, 2015 at 3:52 pm


      I think so to. I want that to be the truth. These rethugs have no shame and would do just that.

  33. November 23, 2015 at 4:01 pm

  34. November 23, 2015 at 4:13 pm


    according to this POLL…OMalley is in on life support

  35. November 23, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    So am I…

    • 97 carolyn
      November 23, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      Proud to say the Mayor’s mother was a good friend of mine. I don’t know him, but you know….that six degrees of separation thing…..I’m glad for this. I feel the same way. I am only scared when I see several certain looking middle aged white men together…..and I’m a white woman.

      Every time I hear about dangerous “Muslims” I want to scream and say: “Please meet my lovely Muslim girls, Noor, Sarah and Jumanah, and my Muslim boys, Feisal and Rahan. Then say you’re scared of them” I get just plain angry. I know my girls are safe on campus, but I worry about them off campus.

    • 98 jackiegrumbacher
      November 23, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      That Dallas mayor is a smart man.

  36. 100 Neena20409
    November 23, 2015 at 4:34 pm

  37. 101 Neena20409
    November 23, 2015 at 4:48 pm

  38. 103 Neena20409
    November 23, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    • 104 Neena20409
      November 23, 2015 at 4:58 pm

      No US News Media has ever bothered to report the actual current process as they pertain to Syrian Refugees exclusively.

  39. November 23, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Anyone hear that Pfizer is buying an Irish drug healthcare company and moving to Ireland to avoid US taxes? I heard it on NPR this morning? I bet the Corporatist protecting GOP will use that as a reason to not tax businesses as well as against Obamacare.

  40. 110 Neena20409
    November 23, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Seeing is Believing. Count me as a Doubting Thomassana

    • 111 donna dem 4 obama
      November 23, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      They are only pushing back because he is attacking their own. He can continue to come on their shows and lie daily. They have no problem with that.

      • 112 jacquelineoboomer
        November 23, 2015 at 7:23 pm

        And no problem quoting his every bile utterance, as MSNBC is doing now. Either way, they’re contributors.

  41. 113 Neena20409
    November 23, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Apology is Not accepted. The man should be fired, full stop!

  42. 114 Neena20409
    November 23, 2015 at 5:35 pm

  43. 116 Neena20409
    November 23, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    For a large city like Paris, perhaps, they should think about having Surveillance TV Cameras around. They lack the man power to monitor their ISIL/Daesh sympathizers and occasional Jewelry and Museum Art Thieves.
    London, NYC and even Minneapolis, MN have these Cameras.

  44. 117 Neena20409
    November 23, 2015 at 5:45 pm

  45. 118 Neena20409
    November 23, 2015 at 5:47 pm

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