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On This Day – Pete Souza: “The First Lady and I both spotted the President standing under the mistletoe and she moved in to grab a kiss from him following a dinner for Combatant Commanders and military leadership at Blair House in Washington, D.C.” Dec. 3, 2014

83 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. December 3, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Back later

    December 3, 2015 at 10:36 am


  3. December 3, 2015 at 10:48 am

    they look adorable 🙂

  4. December 3, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Is Throwing Anyone Within Arm’s Reach Under the Bus
    He’s determined that someone else will go down for the city’s mishandling of the Laquan McDonald shooting.
    DEC 3, 2015 @ 10:28 AM

    Over the past two decades or so, I’ve decided that there is no more inexcusable a figure in our national politics than Rahm Emanuel, who is, for the moment, the mayor of Chicago, but also someone who, throughout his entire career, has made it quite clear that he believes political power derives from being as much of a dick as possible to the people who ostensibly are on your side. He is angry and profane, but he also remains utterly graceless and completely without charm. He alienated enough people while he was working for Bill Clinton that his tenure in the White House was shorter than it would have been otherwise. In 2006, when Howard Dean’s 50-state strategy delivered the Democratic Party a whopping victory in the midterm elections, he climbed over the people who did the real work to claim credit for the landslide. (And he succeeded: he is what passes in the political elite for a “tough guy” because he says “fuck” a lot. Google “Rahm Emanuel 2006” sometime.)

    He was insufferable as a member of the House of Representatives, where the standards are designed by the Constitution to be pretty damned high. His hiring as White House chief-of-staff was probably the worst personnel mistake the Obama Administration made in its early days. As mayor of Chicago, he’s managed to be so horrible to the city’s public school teachers that a couple of them went on hunger strike. He got re-elected because he strategically has not been a dick to anyone who would contribute a fat check to his campaigns. Now, though, he has his ass in a crack because the Chicago Police Department is running amok (again), and it looks like Emanuel put his re-election prospects ahead of telling the parents of Laquan McDonald how their son came to get shot 16 times by a Chicago patrolman.


    • 6 Don
      December 3, 2015 at 11:19 am

      Wasn’t it Rahm Emanuel that coined the phrase, and I’m paraphrasing here, “never let a tragedy go to waste.” You would have thought that after working for President Obama we would have learned how to do the right thing.

    • December 3, 2015 at 11:22 am

      Although Rahm Emanuel deserves the scorn that is being heaped upon him…..he has plenty of company at the top…like the GOPCongress and their DEM allies who could not see it to pass background checks and ban assault weapons after a terrorist gunned down 20/ 5-6 year old children in a classroom….who even refused to meet with the parents of the children who were killed…of the instigators of the truther movement who say that Sandy Hook never happened and who continue to this day to harass the parents who lost their children that day….

    • 9 0388jojothecat
      December 3, 2015 at 11:54 am

      The people of Beverly Hills and other affluent areas are not cutting back yet no amount of fines is a deterrent.

  5. 10 JER
    December 3, 2015 at 11:08 am

    SOON: President Obama delivers a statement from the Oval Office at the White House regarding yesterday’s deadly shootings in San Bernardino, California. http://www.msnbc.com/shift/watch/live-pres-obama-on-california-shootings-578627139964

  6. December 3, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Ta-Nehisi Coates Shares Early Concept Art for His Black Panther Comic + Writing Process

    By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act

    December 2, 2015 at 6:52PM

    In September, it was announced that Ta-Nehisi Coates will be penning a Black Panther comic book issue for Marvel – news that was met with much excitement from fans of the superhero, fans of Coates (even if they weren’t fans of Black Panther), and really just about everybody else it seemed. It was the kind of announcement that was almost universally welcomed, and I assume many are thus looking forward to seeing what Coates brings to the comic book franchise.

    You’ll be tickled to learn that, today, in a piece on The Atlantic titled “Conceptualizing the Black Panther,” Coates shares his early ideas for the upcoming comic, including a look at illustrator Brian Stelfreeze’s art for the series, which I embedded below.


  7. December 3, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Have the President made his speech yet?

  8. December 3, 2015 at 11:39 am

    ‘Pressure Point’ – Sidney Poitier’s Overlooked “Roots of Racism” Drama – Coming to Blu-Ray/DVD in Feb.
    By Sergio | Shadow and Act

    December 2, 2015 at 12:45PM

    Like a lot of actors from the Golden Age of Hollywood, Sidney Poitier’s movie career is made of popular hits, some box office flops, a really bad film here and there, and, from time to time, some little-known, overlooked or forgotten films that deserve a second or even a third look.

    One of those films is the 1962 drama “Pressure Point,” produced by Stanley Kramer, who later went on to direct one of Poitier’s most popular films, such as “The Defiant Ones” and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” “Pressure Point” was directed by the truly unique Hubert Cornfield, the son of a movie studio executive, who was a close friend of the French directors of the New Wave of the 1960’s, such as François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Goddard. Cornfield directed only six films in his career, from the mid-1950’s to late 1960’s, of which “Pressure Point,” and his very strange 1969 thriller, “Night of the Following Day” with Marlon Brando, are his two best films. He later directed a lot of French TV during the 1970’s before leaving directing for good.

    But “Pressure Point” is truly something else. Very unusual and quite daring for its time, the film actually is just as relevant today as when it came out, and perhaps even more so. A lot of films have dealt with racism, but what films you can name that focus on the causes of it?


  9. December 3, 2015 at 11:40 am

  10. 28 Allison
    December 3, 2015 at 11:46 am

  11. 33 GGail
    December 3, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I’m proud of CA Congressman Pete Aguilar (D) and the way he’s been handling the press since the shooting and gun violence.

  12. 36 amk for obama
    December 3, 2015 at 12:17 pm

  13. 37 amk for obama
    December 3, 2015 at 12:18 pm

  14. 38 amk for obama
    December 3, 2015 at 12:18 pm

  15. 39 arapaho415
    December 3, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    GM TODville.

    Thanks JER for posting President Obama’s statement on the #SanBernardinoMassacre.

    Here it is in tweetable RT form:

    And this…

  16. 41 amk for obama
    December 3, 2015 at 12:18 pm

  17. 44 amk for obama
    December 3, 2015 at 12:19 pm

  18. 46 amk for obama
    December 3, 2015 at 12:19 pm

  19. 47 amk for obama
    December 3, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    dumbya3 hasn’t yet pulled out why?

  20. 53 amk for obama
    December 3, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    • 55 edp4bho
      December 3, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      Read this earlier today. Damn shame.

    • 56 idon
      December 3, 2015 at 10:02 pm

      I don’t believe it. So much of this is designed to remove President Obama’s safety net so the GOP terrorists can put him in harm’s way. They can change anything they want after Jan. 21st, 12:01 pm. as long as it doesn’t put President Obama’s post presidential security at risk.

  21. 57 amk for obama
    December 3, 2015 at 12:23 pm

  22. 58 GGail
    December 3, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Instead of interviewing people who have been traumatized, why don’t the news shows really sweat the politicians about why they haven’t done something about banning high powered weapons.

    Stop taking the easy route for a story

  23. December 3, 2015 at 12:36 pm

  24. 60 Nena20409
    December 3, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Hello TOD on a Thursday AM from MN.
    Congrats to all the Gold ⭐ winners, starting with this page and 2/3 posts back.
    WH Presser with Josh “The Voice” Earnest LIVE, starting momentarily 😉

  25. 61 jacquelineoboomer
    December 3, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Even when he’s “only” kissing her cheek, the First Lady looks like her eyes are gonna roll back into her head. Ha! Love them.

  26. 62 jacquelineoboomer
    December 3, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Chips – This photo was just the ticket for me! Now, I’m all cheered up and NOT gonna think about guns and destruction for a bit. Thank you, sweet one!

  27. 65 Nena20409
    December 3, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    • 66 kid kanga
      December 3, 2015 at 1:20 pm

      The responses on facebook regarding guns today has been nothing short of vomit inducing.

      I can’t believe how many people think their gun fetish is more important than people, you know, not getting killed.

  28. 67 Nena20409
    December 3, 2015 at 12:58 pm

  29. 68 Allison
    December 3, 2015 at 12:58 pm

  30. 69 Allison
    December 3, 2015 at 1:03 pm

  31. 70 Nena20409
    December 3, 2015 at 1:04 pm

  32. 72 Nena20409
    December 3, 2015 at 1:09 pm

  33. 74 Nena20409
    December 3, 2015 at 1:13 pm

  34. 75 Nena20409
    December 3, 2015 at 1:14 pm

  35. 76 Nena20409
    December 3, 2015 at 1:17 pm

  36. 77 Nena20409
    December 3, 2015 at 1:19 pm

  37. 78 Nena20409
    December 3, 2015 at 1:21 pm

  38. 79 Nena20409
    December 3, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    and the latest

    Then also

  39. 80 Nena20409
    December 3, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Jon Karl is truly an asre.
    Always using NRA and GOPer Talking Points while masquerading as a Journalist? Truly messed up.

  40. 81 Nena20409
    December 3, 2015 at 1:32 pm

  41. 83 Nena20409
    December 3, 2015 at 1:49 pm

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