First Lady Welcomes The White House Christmas Tree

11:0 EST: First Lady Michelle Obama Welcomes the Official White House Christmas Tree to the White House

141 Responses to “First Lady Welcomes The White House Christmas Tree”

    November 27, 2015 at 10:48 am


  2. 3 amk for obama
    November 27, 2015 at 10:48 am


  3. November 27, 2015 at 10:50 am

    G’morning, congrats to sue on #1! πŸ™‚

  4. 20 amk for obama
    November 27, 2015 at 10:55 am

    99ts aka aussie commie is awol. any one seen her?

    • 21 vcprezofan2
      November 27, 2015 at 11:32 am

      No, but I got the feeling her big move (to smaller quarters) was imminent, so maybe that’s all it is. We’ll see.

  5. 29 MightyPamela
    November 27, 2015 at 10:58 am


  6. 31 vcprezofan2
    November 27, 2015 at 11:02 am

    What, Chips, you couldn’t wait until I had made up my face? smh

  7. November 27, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Why do idiots like Snowden insist on likening themselves to Black activists or Black matyrs/civil rights leaders? Don’t they realize that these constant attempts to associate themselves with Black freedom-fighters actually reveals more of their underlying racist motivations for doing what they do?

  8. 42 gobrooklyn
    November 27, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Finally! I get to post. Been trying to log in but WP got me going around and around so feck it. Here goes:

    Had my routine check up about 10 days ago. Mixed results as usual. Some areas better, some worse. This time they found a spot
    on my skull. The medication I was using did not help a spot on my liver. In fact, it’s gotten much bigger. So, doc is putting me on new medication. Not happy about it, but once again, gotta do what I gotta do. At least it’s not chemo. Yet.

    Hope you all had great Thanksgiving.

  9. 52 vcprezofan2
    November 27, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Aaaaw, the First Princesses aren’t there! 😦

    • 53 vcprezofan2
      November 27, 2015 at 11:17 am

      /mumble-grumble/ Why’d they have to grow up so fast? Christmas is really for the ‘little’ ones in my mind. Plus like someone else mentioned above I was looking forward to see their meet-the-tree fashion this year. 😦 😦 πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • November 27, 2015 at 11:19 am

      I missed them for sure. 😦 I hope we get to see them during the other holiday festivities (Christmas tree lighting, Christmas in Washington, etc).

      • 60 vcprezofan2
        November 27, 2015 at 11:22 am

        I think /*hope* we will, Hopef, as those are more geared to the entire *family* [O please-o please!]. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ We are so pathetic.

  10. November 27, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Sunny & Bo are with FLOTUS, but not the girls this year. Guess they’re sleeping in today πŸ™‚

  11. 67 jacquelineoboomer
    November 27, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Here I sit, well fed yesterday, commenting here to take a break from my Christmas gift list, watching PBS Nova’s “Inside Einstein’s Mind,” and here arrives the Christmas tree at the White House.

    Ha. So many choices. Life is good.

    • 68 vcprezofan2
      November 27, 2015 at 11:26 am

      GM, JO’B. Here *I* stand (on the treadmill) pretending to do some walking though my fingers are moving more than my feet. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
      My Xmas shopping was finished from October (only shopped for four people).

      Ha. Life is good! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

      • 69 amk for obama
        November 27, 2015 at 11:35 am

        only shopped for four people

      • 74 jacquelineoboomer
        November 27, 2015 at 11:41 am

        Sitting or standing, pretending to exercise or not, it is! ❀

        • 75 vcprezofan2
          November 27, 2015 at 11:48 am

          It *is* kinda funny here, JO’B. Most of the time I’m stopped while I’m typing with the exercise music playing in the background …. then suddenly the music penetrates and I take a few cursory steps for a minute, maybe two, until the typing takes over again. Of course, the big upside is that when I do stop pretending altogether my mind will feel like I’ve done my exercises for this past week. Brilliant, eh? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

          • 76 jacquelineoboomer
            November 27, 2015 at 11:49 am

            You are truly a role model. Truly!

            • 77 vcprezofan2
              November 27, 2015 at 11:52 am

              *chortle-chortle* I won’t ask for what.

              Enjoy your Black Friday! I bet you, Steve, and the gang had a marvelous Thanksgiving. Yes, life’s good. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

              • 78 jacquelineoboomer
                November 27, 2015 at 11:58 am

                It was great, thanks. My son (the real family chef) also participated in some of the preps (my favorite – his homemade whipped cream topping), so that was particularly cool … other than the times he was peering over other people’s shoulders, to make sure they were doing their part of the preps right – Ha! Good thing I’m just the type who brings the bakery-bought pies and sits there looking cute. πŸ™‚

                • 79 vcprezofan2
                  November 27, 2015 at 12:03 pm

                  We are so alike in some areas, you and I. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

                  Good thing I’m just the type who brings the bakery-bought pies and sits there looking cute [You forgot … ‘and ready with a disclaimer should someone have any criticism about pie taste/flavour/whatever’…as in ‘I didn’t make it’.]

                  • 80 jacquelineoboomer
                    November 27, 2015 at 12:13 pm

                    My final trick, if all else fails (see if this sounds familiar, partner in crime) is to take everything as a compliment. Big smile on yer face!

                    • 81 vcprezofan2
                      November 27, 2015 at 12:19 pm

                      Oh yea! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

                      [pssst – That one was mastered at work. πŸ˜‰ Other colleagues would get bent out of shape at an upcoming evaluation; me, I’d just remind them that no matter how good you are the person evaluating (often someone who couldn’t do *your* specific job) ALWAYS *had* to find an area for improvement. Heck, the paperwork required it!] πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

                    • 82 jacquelineoboomer
                      November 27, 2015 at 12:23 pm

                      Back in the mid-70’s (Ha), I once tried to talk my boss out of giving me an outstanding annual performance rating. I said “But I didn’t really have as much work to do this year, so I pretty much just had fun” and he said “Did you do everything we asked you to do, in an outstanding way?” and I said “Well, yes” and he said “Then shut up. And you’ll be getting a cash performance award, too.”

                      So I shut up and kept the cash.

                    • 83 vcprezofan2
                      November 27, 2015 at 12:27 pm

                      So I shut up… >smart. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

                      πŸ™„ Our union eventually bargained away the ‘outstanding’ category, so that was/is no longer a factor.

          • 84 GGail
            November 27, 2015 at 11:52 am

            VC! /smh πŸ˜€

            • 85 vcprezofan2
              November 27, 2015 at 11:59 am

              What you shakin’ your head about, gurl? It’ll only be the truth when I say that I have been doing my exercise to anyone who may ask . πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I don’t like to lie.

              • 86 GGail
                November 27, 2015 at 12:02 pm

                Of course, I understand, Attorney VC πŸ™‚

                • 87 vcprezofan2
                  November 27, 2015 at 12:04 pm

                  πŸ˜‰ It’s one of the reasons I love words so much! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

                  How was your dinner, and dinner company?

                  • 88 GGail
                    November 27, 2015 at 12:11 pm

                    Company was wonderful. The girls went to pick up the meal – late and in a hurry, rushed back to us with the dinner – except they left…the turkey! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
                    Fortunately, it was not the sole meat in the dinner, so we munched away until the turkey was delivered. We had a gooooood laugh at the girls playing “adults”.

    November 27, 2015 at 11:17 am


  13. November 27, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Well that didn’t take long. The official WH Christmas has arrived.

  14. November 27, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Good Morning, Everyone πŸ™‚

  15. November 27, 2015 at 11:45 am

    GOP rider would boost party spending
    Mitch McConnell plans to slip campaign cash rider in omnibus spending bill.
    11/25/15 05:59 PM EST

    Senate Republicans plan to insert a provision into a must-pass government funding bill that would vastly expand the amount of cash that political parties could spend on candidates, multiple sources tell POLITICO.

    The provision, which sources say is one of a few campaign-finance related riders being discussed in closed-door negotiations over a $1.15 trillion omnibus spending package, would eliminate caps on the amount of cash that parties may spend in coordination with their candidates.


  16. November 27, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Why did authorities say Laquan McDonald lunged at Chicago police officers?
    November 26

    After a Chicago police officer shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald last year, the initial information reported in local media outlets was fairly limited: A teenager armed with a knife he would not drop was shot and killed while approaching or lunging toward officers, police said. That was the story reported by the Chicago Tribune as well as the local NBC, ABC and CBS affiliates.

    These outlets cited Pat Camden, who was acting as a spokesman for the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police and offered a description of what officers encountered. Camden told reporters that McDonald had lunged at police with a knife before the gunfire and said the teenager posed β€œa very serious threat to the officers.” The police department also released a statement the day after the shooting saying that McDonald β€œrefused to comply with orders to drop the knife and continued to approach the officers.”

    However, graphic video footage of the shooting released on Tuesday evening β€” several hours after prosecutors said that Officer Jason Van Dyke had been charged with first-degree murder β€” showed that the teenager was veering away from the officers, and that Van Dyke opened fire within seconds of arriving. An attorney for Van Dyke has said the officer feared for his life and for the lives of the other officers.


    • 100 jacquelineoboomer
      November 27, 2015 at 11:53 am

      We all know there needs to be a prosecution of everyone involved in the cover-up, not to mention the murder. The murder was beyond horrific; the cover-up was egregious. And not just in this case, of course. If not now, when?

    • 101 GGail
      November 27, 2015 at 11:56 am

      You would think by now, that spokespeople for police would be a little more cautious with their lies until it is confirmed that no video exists of the shooting 😯

    • 104 amk for obama
      November 27, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      You are armed to the teeth, have the full force of law enforcement behind you and yet if you are still ‘feared for your life’, then you sure are unfit for the job?

  17. 105 amk for obama
    November 27, 2015 at 11:54 am

    bt, did ya any chance introduce unohoo to bo? … he used to be such a good boy. tsk, tsk, tsk.

  18. November 27, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    • 110 GGail
      November 27, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      They regurgitate old stories just to have something to say about the First Family. Ugh!

      • November 27, 2015 at 12:21 pm

        Yes, I was thinking the same thing. The media is obsessed with Malia’s college app process. AP put out a story last night titled: “Malia Obama is applying for college and here’s what’s known about her search.”

        I know people are generally interested in the first daughters, and that in part drives the stories, but still! πŸ™‚

        • 112 GGail
          November 27, 2015 at 12:32 pm

          Right. Let’s wait and see what school Malia decides to attend and it will be based on her grades and volunteer work – just like all other applicants.

    • November 27, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      I enjoyed the story…this has a Philadelphia connection…

  19. November 27, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Chicago police has arrested a suspect in the murder of the 9 year old boy. That is great news.

  20. 116 debz
    November 27, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Watching the WH tree delivered is always a highlight of the day after Thanksgiving. Of course, FLOTUS looks gorgeous!

  21. 122 jacquelineoboomer
    November 27, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Later, guys. Son just called to see if I wanted turkey day leftovers including pie for lunch. And she’s off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. 125 amk for obama
    November 27, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    NYPD’s Muslim cops hit back at Trump: We’re serving our city and our country β€” what have you done?


    with that, gunnite.

  23. 127 vcprezofan2
    November 27, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    These days I get fuzzy-headed if I don’t eat on schedule, so …. c u l8r.

  24. November 27, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Stupid Reuter’s reporter who suddenly seems to have a problem with our FLOTUS, Sunny and Bo as not being “real.”

  25. 136 GGail
    November 27, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Somebody wake Chips up from her turkey leftover coma

  26. November 27, 2015 at 1:35 pm

  27. 138 Nena20409
    November 27, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Hello TOD.
    TGIF on a Black Friday πŸ˜‰
    I hope all had a Wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Congrats to all the Gold ⭐ winners since Wed Evening.

  28. November 27, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Good afternoon, TOD. Back from my trip to the grocery store. Picked up my year’s supply of paper towels; and a few of their BF grocery specials — only the things I normally use, purchased at their “loss leader” prices. Was disappointed that they didn’t have tenderloins on sale this year, I wanted several for my party… Time to rethink the menu… Ran into a couple of cousins at the store; pleasant surprise as right before going shopping I commented on her FB post that I hoped to see her soon — meaning at here family’s Saturday before Christmas brunch.

    Had a wonderful time yesterday at another cousin’s dinner. All of he children, grands, and g-grands were there except one (was his in-laws turn…). Great discussions on family history/genealogy; politics; and economics. I had hoped to go to NY today; friends of my former D-i-L#1 invited my Mom and I to join them for the family Thanksgiving Friday dinner. Would have been a chance to spend time with the grandson. Mine is willing — body said “HELL NO.” As I have tickets for the Soulful Symphony concert in Baltimore tomorrow night, I’m listening to my body…

    Off to do some chores…

  29. 141 Nena20409
    November 27, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    73 yrs ago…….Jimi Hendrix was born.

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