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President Speaks at the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment

11:50 EDT: The President delivers remarks at an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment; U.S. Capitol


115 Responses to “President Speaks at the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment”


  1. December 9, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Back later, be good-ish!

  2. 4 yardarm756
    December 9, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Reposting from the last thread.
    *************************************************************
    G’day mates……..’tis another day and another day for political CONCERNS!
    Please forgive the rantings of this old salt but it concerns me that Trump is the public face, mind, & thoughts of so many Americans. His hateful speech is the gospel for a large segment of vengeful people…….and most of them have guns!
    I’m afraid there will be blood……by fear of extinction.

  3. 7 No Child Left Behind
    December 9, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Can someone help me understand why on Earth would I buy a book called CRIPPLED AMERICA? And from none other than Il Douche???

  4. 14 Vicki
    December 9, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Good Morning, TOD.
    I see that 24/7 Trump coverage is showing no sign of slowing down. GOP objections seem weak to me.

    In Lewiston Maine, a town where (D) registration is Larger than (GOP)
    Plus the (D) Mayoral candidate was a young and attractive 3rd generation man named Ben Chin who brought the contest to a runoff last month.
    Still, yesterday he was defeated by the (R) incumbent who is an ally of the deranged anti-immigrant Maine Governor Paul LePage.

    “History is on our side” a disappointed Mr. Chin said in his concession speech.
    “Victory is within reach if not in our grasp.”
    2 more years of the (R) Mayor who ran on denying welfare payments to asylum seekers and anti-immigrant venom.

    Fear won over decency and registration numbers.
    57 and female expressed fear on the previous thread and I can certainly understand where she is coming from.

  5. 16 Dudette
    December 9, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Dragging this over…

    • 17 Dudette
      December 9, 2015 at 11:40 am

      “Politicians need people to keep us on our toes… to keep us honest. We need responsible global citizens to articulate new challenges, and push for solutions.” — Vice President Joe Biden

    • 19 Dudette
      December 9, 2015 at 11:46 am

      “There is no more first world. There is no more third world. There is one world, and we either live in it together or we fall apart separately. Going solo is no longer an option.” — Bono

  6. 20 Dudette
    December 9, 2015 at 11:41 am

  7. 21 Dudette
    December 9, 2015 at 11:42 am

    • 22 jacquelineoboomer
      December 9, 2015 at 11:48 am

      Were my own grandfather alive in 2015, he would have been 130 years old. I think about that timing, often, and how relatively close “150 years ago” seems. What a horrific part of our history – one we must continue to ward off, with people like Trump and his gang around today, ready and willing to take us right back there.

  8. 24 Dudette
    December 9, 2015 at 11:47 am

  9. 33 CEB
    December 9, 2015 at 11:50 am

    It seems that many in the US and around the world can stand in solidarity with oppressed groups as long as they are not Black folk. Where is the outcry, the statements from politicians the world over to condemn brutality toward the Black diaspora? Where are the tall headlines that scream out against the genocide that African Americans have faced for centuries? While it is horrible for any group to be marginalized and faced with suspicion, Muslims are not being shot wholesale in the streets and facing the kind of institutional racism that Black people live with everyday. I could go on and speak of the type of prejudice and suspicion that non-black Muslims often have toward Black people, but all I am saying is “injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere” and we must not allow it to stand at any time even if self interest is the only thing that motivates us. Remember the little poem “They came for the Jews?” It is being realized in our world today.

    • December 9, 2015 at 12:04 pm

      i understand what you say….i i remember signs for Palestine supporting Black Lives Matter….there are many people world wide who understand the struggles of blk folks…if it was not for the internet…if it were not for twitter…we would not be able to connect our struggles…

  10. December 9, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    I watched Noah on the Daily Show last night. He had a long riff on how Trump wants to have sex with his daughter (yuck). I don’t find a video out there yet, but here’s another on this topic. If Rs really want to get rid of Trump, this is the kind of thing that can sink him in his own party, since racism and bigotry is not a problem with Rs, his sexual problems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkvG3g7hEJE

  11. 36 Dudette
    December 9, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Gotta say it again…

    I ❤️ LOVE ❤️ PRESIDENT!!!

    • 37 CEB
      December 9, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      He always appeals to our better angels. PBO has been a better example of the true values of Christianity and a deep rooted spirituality than any that I seen in private and public life. He walks the talk.

  12. December 9, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    What is the reason for Speaker Ryan’s beard?

  13. 44 No Child Left Behind
    December 9, 2015 at 12:18 pm

  14. 48 No Child Left Behind
    December 9, 2015 at 12:18 pm

  15. 49 Dudette
    December 9, 2015 at 12:23 pm

  16. December 9, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    WOW, what a speech. Wonderful in every way.

  17. 52 Allison
    December 9, 2015 at 12:25 pm

  18. 55 No Child Left Behind
    December 9, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    The Count… on Il Douche.

  19. December 9, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    TWO POINTS about this case:

    1. She was too phucking lazy to do the work to get her ass into the top 10% of her class, which would have gotten her into UT. But, heavens forbid anyone non-White get in over her.

    2. The thing is…..I think that there were 54 people, I think, that got in before her. But, she only focuses on the 5 or 6 NON-WHITE people on that list. Has anyone ever asked her about all the WHITE people that got in over her?

  20. 58 No Child Left Behind
    December 9, 2015 at 12:39 pm

  21. December 9, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Smartypants says…

    I am struck by the fact that for McCain and Graham to propose sending U.S. troops into Iraq and Syria indicates that they are completely ignorant of how that would feed right into the goals of ISIS. That is likely why people like them tend to admire Vladimir Putin – they’re all embracing a 19th/20th century view that sees only military conquest, while President Obama is developing strategies that address the challenges we face in the 21st century.

  22. 62 MadameSoph
    December 9, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Saw this someplace else and thought some of you might laugh out loud like I did 🙂

  23. December 9, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    • December 9, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      Those two GOP idiots. That is the B.S. this President have had to deal with for seven years. Donald Trump ought to be welcome in the GOP family because they are just like him.

  24. 65 MadameSoph
    December 9, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    O.k., Saw this and had to Google to verify it was real and not some “Onion-esque” satire. This was from a speech he apparently made on Monday, so maybe this has already been brought here but…

    “We have to see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what’s happening. We have to talk to them about, maybe in certain areas, closing that Internet up in some ways,” the GOP frontrunner said in a speech Monday evening. “Somebody will say, ‘Oh, freedom of speech, freedom of speech.’ These are foolish people. We have a lot of foolish people. We have a lot of foolish people.”

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/12/08/dear-donald-trump-only-despots-close-up-the-internet.html

    Paging Snowden, GG, etc. etc. etc…..

  25. 66 Allison
    December 9, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    What say you, Clarence Thomas????

  26. 68 Allison
    December 9, 2015 at 1:04 pm

  27. 69 Nena20409
    December 9, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    12-09-15
    WH Presser with Josh “The Voice” Earnest:
    LIVE and Now, in progress!

  28. 70 Allison
    December 9, 2015 at 1:07 pm

  29. 76 Allison
    December 9, 2015 at 1:08 pm

  30. 77 Allison
    December 9, 2015 at 1:08 pm

  31. 79 Allison
    December 9, 2015 at 1:09 pm

  32. 80 Nena20409
    December 9, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    I am trying to catch up.
    Hello TOD.
    Congrats to all the Gold, Silver and Bronze ⭐ winners since last night, starting with this post.
    Here’s the 12-08-15 from Josh’s WH Presser promised yesterday 😦 unfortunately, never delivered. My apologies.

    • 81 kid kanga
      December 9, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      Is this the same intro to the presser every day? Or does josh “the voice” earnest just always show up to these things beaming, fresh as a daisy?

      If so, how is that possible to look so happy to have to deal with idiots and jackals?

  33. 82 jacquelineoboomer
    December 9, 2015 at 1:12 pm

  34. 83 Allison
    December 9, 2015 at 1:16 pm

  35. 85 Allison
    December 9, 2015 at 1:22 pm

  36. 86 No Child Left Behind
    December 9, 2015 at 1:26 pm

  37. 87 Nena20409
    December 9, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    I feel for the Bidens.
    RIP Beau.

  38. 89 Nena20409
    December 9, 2015 at 1:49 pm

  39. 90 Nena20409
    December 9, 2015 at 1:50 pm

  40. 91 Nena20409
    December 9, 2015 at 1:53 pm

  41. December 9, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Reality ….

  42. 93 Nena20409
    December 9, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    And he has Very Little to show for it in the polls.
    Now JEB is linking Trump to POTUS? Seriously?

  43. 96 Nena20409
    December 9, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Totally The Truth!

  44. 98 Nena20409
    December 9, 2015 at 2:25 pm

  45. 99 Nena20409
    December 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    And on this note, later TOD.
    Hmm?
    Sanders, now?
    Poor foolish twisted 13 yrs old.

    • 100 vcprezofan2
      December 9, 2015 at 3:57 pm

      This kid gets a lot of ‘free’ publicity and I don’t really see to what end. If I thought he was using the attention towards some meaningful future (career) goals I wouldn’t be quite as fed up with him as I am. I mean, why is the media spending time profiling ever time he blinks when he has done nothing outstanding to merit it. Who really cares who this child backs when he has no intelligent arguments to offer and he himself cannot vote? In point of fact, whether he realizes it or not, the kid is another one of those ‘profiting’ from the fact BHO is in the White House. /smh/

      • 101 donna dem 4 obama
        December 9, 2015 at 5:15 pm

        Preach Sista Preach!!! smh/ as well!!

        • 102 vcprezofan2
          December 9, 2015 at 5:24 pm

          Pet peeve of mine: I hate when parents allow their children (black, brown or white) to be exploited ….for whatever reason! IMO there’s a difference between nurturing talent and exploiting. Dare I add I haven’t noticed the talent here?
          .
          .
          .
          On a different note >>
          Hello there, Grandma DD; you wrapped up your double birthday gifts yet? Two tickets to the north would be an unexpected pleasure and you can bet Aunty VC would take good care of the little darlings. Why, she’d even make the effort to take them for healthy walks in the neighbourhood!

          • 103 donna dem 4 obama
            December 9, 2015 at 5:33 pm

            It’s snowing up North (or will be soon). The darlings will stay right here with me where we are expecting 70 degree weather this weekend. Thank you very much 🙂

            • 104 vcprezofan2
              December 9, 2015 at 5:37 pm

              Sigh! You southerners have so little sense of (northern) adventure. Tut-tut-tut. Also, too, it’s not snowing up here. Of course, I say that very softly for fear of awakening the snow goddess who has been missing so far this season. Yeah!!!! 🙂 🙂

  46. December 9, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    AWESOME

  47. 109 No Child Left Behind
    December 9, 2015 at 2:46 pm

  48. 110 Dudette
    December 9, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    FLOTUS Alert: She’ll be making an appearance on Project Runway Jr. tomorrow night at 9pm Eastern on Lifetime channel.

  49. 112 No Child Left Behind
    December 9, 2015 at 2:54 pm

  50. 114 Allison
    December 9, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    How do you stay so calm answering the WHPC ignorant questions?

  51. December 9, 2015 at 3:17 pm


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