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Rise and Shine

On This Day: The President and First Lady wait for Indian Prime Minister Singh’s motorcade to depart the White House at the conclusion of the first official state dinner for the Obama administration. Nov. 24, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Today

11:30: President Obama and President Hollande hold a joint news conference

5:0: The President awards 17 Presidential Medals of Freedom (see list of recipients here)

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68 Responses to “Rise and Shine”


  1. November 24, 2015 at 9:31 am

    The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment asking how Trump witnessed people jumping out of the Twin Towers from more than four miles away.

    http://fox8.com/2015/11/23/donald-trump-brings-message-to-ohio-in-columbus-rally-monday-evening/

  2. 10 carolyn
    November 24, 2015 at 9:31 am

    I’d like to remind all the newstainers, congresscritters, pundits, etc, of what VP Biden said about president Obama, when they keep pushing for “troops on the ground”…..etc. He has a moral compass and a “backbone of steel.” He isn’t guided by polls, or distracted by war correspondents…I sleep well at night knowing that PBO is president. We will not have another Bush-led Iraq war.

    By the way, my birthday yesterday was delightful. The cherry on top was a call from my son and family who all sang Happy Birthday to me together on the phone. Today I’m flying to Dallas to be with them. Will have a good time.

  3. November 24, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Good Morning, All 🙂

  4. 15 MightyPamela
    November 24, 2015 at 9:38 am

  5. November 24, 2015 at 9:40 am

    folks bringing all the receipts.

    Then again, there weren’t supposed to be any educated Black people in America before the Civil Rights Movement…right?

    ………………………………………..

    What Woodrow Wilson Cost My Grandfather
    NOV. 24, 2015

    OVER the last week, a growing number of students at Princeton have demanded that the university confront the racist legacy of Woodrow Wilson, who served as its president before becoming New Jersey’s governor and the 28th president of the United States. Among other things, the students are demanding that Wilson’s name be removed from university facilities.

    Wilson, a Virginia-born Democrat, is mostly remembered as a progressive, internationalist statesman, a benign and wise leader, a father of modern American political science and one of our nation’s great presidents.

    But he was also an avowed racist. And unlike many of his predecessors and successors in the White House, he put that racism into action through public policy. Most notably, his administration oversaw the segregation of the federal government, destroying the careers of thousands of talented and accomplished black civil servants — including John Abraham Davis, my paternal grandfather.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/24/opinion/what-woodrow-wilson-cost-my-grandfather.html?_r=0

    • 18 0388jojothecat
      November 24, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      Rikyrah, prayers to your sister that she gets well.

      In my AA studys class i learned that President WW saw the racist movie Birth of A Nation and when asked about the depiction of AA’s and he saw nothing wrong. There were more lynchings during his administration than any other.

      In the past i would have felt to leave past accolades be but since folks are going after past accolades to Bill Cosby why not these past transgressions of others.

  6. 19 Dudette
    November 24, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Well of course… What next?

    • November 24, 2015 at 10:20 am

      Dudette we know what they are, they are racists. Anything this President do, they hate it. Anything the First Lady does they are hating on her.

    • 21 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      November 24, 2015 at 10:21 am

      FOR ONE WINGED MOMENT…IT MAKES THEM LOOK AT THEMSELVES…ONLY THE TURKEY IS MORE ATTRACTIVE!..GOBBLE…GOBBLE…GOBBLE!

  7. November 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Abuse Charges Against a Former Cop Are Disturbing–as Is the Lack of Media Interest
    By Janine Jackson Nov 22, 2015

    Daniel Holtzclaw is a former Oklahoma City police officer now standing trial on 36 counts, including rape, sexual battery and stalking. Twelve women and one 17-year-old girl have come forward, saying Holtzclaw assaulted them while on patrol. Most of the victims were black, poor and embroiled in the criminal justice system for things like prostitution and drug use—a precarious state Holtzclaw allegedly used to threaten and coerce them.

    As the 17-year-old put it in her testimony, “What am I going to do? Call the cops? He was a cop.”

    The alleged crimes are disturbing; so, too, the evident lack of media interest. Outside of Oklahoma, the case has so far garnered little mainstream attention. A Nexis search indicates neither the New York Times nor Washington Post have printed any original reporting; nor has broadcast network news addressed a story that brings together emergent questions of police violence and rape culture.

    http://fair.org/home/abuse-charges-against-a-former-cop-are-disturbing-as-is-the-lack-of-media-interest/

  8. 23 Dudette
    November 24, 2015 at 10:05 am

    [sigh!] … and, yes, the trolls are all over. Ugh!

  9. 24 yardarm756
    November 24, 2015 at 10:12 am

    G’day all you champions for truth……Go forth and have a good day!

  10. 30 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    November 24, 2015 at 10:15 am

    I JUST FINISHED SENDING A MESSAGE DIRECTLY TO THE PRESIDENT..I HAVE WARNED BEFORE REGARDING INFILTRATION OF OUR INTEL AND MILITARY…HE’S NOT GETTING THOSE MESSAGES. THE ONE BEHINND THE CURTAIN IS PURPOSELY SETTING UP THIS COUNTRY FOR A FALL AND WANTS HIM TO TAKE THE BLAME FOR IT. HOWEVER…THEY ARE GOING TO BE IN FOR QUITE A SURPRISE BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHO THEY ARE DEALING WITH. AS YOU CAN SEE..MY DANDER IS SLIGHTLY INFUSED TODAY!

  11. 31 JER
    November 24, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Good Morning Chips and TOD.

  12. 32 gobrooklyn
    November 24, 2015 at 10:20 am

    GOOD MORNING!😎😎

  13. 33 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    November 24, 2015 at 10:23 am

    I LOVE MY PRESIDENT…I’LL BE BACK TO WATCH THE NEWS CONFERENCE…CARRY ON!

  14. November 24, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Good morning, everyone.

  15. November 24, 2015 at 10:32 am

    That article about President Wilson on Early Bird Chat was something else. That is one reason why blacks had nothing to leave their children, like whites did. I heard of many blacks who had land, but the white man ended up owning that same land.

    • November 24, 2015 at 10:35 am

      One reason why I don’t want to hear all the talk from some people talking about what a christian nation this is. Black Americans were treated horrible in this country. If those people could only tell their stories.

  16. 37 Dudette
    November 24, 2015 at 10:33 am

  17. 38 gobrooklyn
    November 24, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Hey, TOD; UPDATE

    Haven’t posted in a while. I want to give y’all an update. A health update. Had my check up last week and the report was mixed.
    As usual, some areas got better, some got worse. They found a new spot on my skull and there is a spot on my liver that got huge so my doc is changing my treatment again. It won’t be chemo, just a different drug. I was disappointed, of course, but this happens to a lot of patients. I feel okay physically, tho.

    How are you guys doing? Ready for Thanksgiving?

  18. 39 Dudette
    November 24, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Oh shit!

  19. 43 yardarm756
    November 24, 2015 at 10:44 am

    > What
    > causes arthritis?

    > A drunk man,
    > who smelled of liquor, sat down on a subway next to a
    > priest.
    > The man’s tie was stained, his
    > face was plastered with red lipstick, and
    > a half-empty bottle of gin was
    > sticking out of his coat pocket.
    >
    > He opened his newspaper and
    > began reading.
    > After a few minutes the man turned to
    > the priest and asked, ‘Say Father,
    > do you know what causes
    > arthritis?’
    >
    > The priest replies, ‘My Son,
    > it’s caused by loose living, being with
    > cheap, wicked women, too much alcohol,
    > contempt for your fellow man,
    > sleeping around with prostitutes and
    > lack of a bath.’
    >
    > The drunk muttered in response,
    > ‘Well, I’ll be damned,’ Then returned to
    > his paper.
    >
    > The priest, thinking about what he had
    > said, nudged the man and
    > apologized.
    > ‘I’m very sorry. I
    > didn’t mean to come on so strong. How long have you
    > had arthritis?’
    >
    > The drunk answered, ‘I don’t
    > have it, Father. I was just reading here
    > that the Pope does.’
    >
    >
    > *MORAL: Make sure you understand the
    > question before offering the
    > answer.*

  20. 44 Dudette
    November 24, 2015 at 11:01 am

    TOD Tweeps when you need a laugh, check #ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies

    ROFLMAO!

  21. 56 Neena20409
    November 24, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Morning TOD.
    Relatively, a pleasant weather in my neck of the woods.
    So Turkey downed a Russian Jet. It is looking like the two Russian Jet Fighter Pilots were killed. Per Keith Boykin, one of the Pilots was assassinated. Turkey, a NATO member is that Leader of Turkey seeking to get NATO into a WWIII with Putin? Lord Have Mercy!
    Congrats to all the Gold ⭐ winners, starting with this post and 2/3 posts back.

  22. 60 Neena20409
    November 24, 2015 at 11:11 am

    2.1% GDP growth in Q3.
    Funny, I never heard it when I was listening this AM on ABC today.

  23. 62 Dudette
    November 24, 2015 at 11:15 am

  24. 66 Neena20409
    November 24, 2015 at 11:19 am

  25. 67 Neena20409
    November 24, 2015 at 11:31 am

  26. 68 globalcitizenlinda
    November 24, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Putin & Ergodan, the two are going to alter the relationship between nations as they head to head about that downed plane


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