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The President’s Day

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U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Attorney General Loretta Lynch (2nd L), Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Thomas Brandon (L) and FBI Director James Comey (R) to discuss what executive actions he can take to curb gun violence, at the White House in Washington January 4, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama meets with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Thomas Brandon, and FBI Director James Comey to discuss what executive actions he can take to curb gun violence

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch (L) looks toward U.S. President Barack Obama during a meeting with other top law enforcement officials to discuss what executive actions he can take to curb gun violence, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington January 4, 2016. Behind Obama is a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


77 Responses to “The President’s Day”


  1. 1 jackiegrumbacher
    January 4, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    That last photo of PBO is so poignant. If we had a sane Congress that actually reflected the will of the majority of the American people, every single burden would not fall on the President’s shoulders. Instead he has to get up every day acting as the only responsible entity of the federal government. Why? Because Democrats were too lazy get out and vote in 2010 and 2014.

  2. 14 jackiegrumbacher
    January 4, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Today we had a guest Latino leader from Philadelphia at our Hispanic Initiative meeting and he told us that when he registers Latino voters and they don’t know which party to affiliate with he says, “Republicans are the party of Trump.” Before he finishes the sentence Latinos choose the Democratic Party.

  3. 19 JER
    January 4, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    • 20 desertflower
      January 4, 2016 at 5:45 pm

      Please have this for those of us that will be at work w/o access, to see. I know for certain that someone here will will post this very important announcement from the President. I don’t want to miss it…even if I will be late:)

  4. 21 Nerdy Wonka
    January 4, 2016 at 5:50 pm

  5. January 4, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    • 23 99ts
      January 4, 2016 at 6:14 pm

      And the press conference – no questions, no more discussion – and they can pick up their guns and go home
      White Privilege in action

      • January 4, 2016 at 7:35 pm

        If they pick up and go home, that doesn’t mean they won’t face federal indictments and prosecution. Personally I don’t think they will. They seem to want violence.

  6. January 4, 2016 at 6:19 pm

  7. January 4, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Wow…this is the new major of Philadelphia…Jim Kenny

  8. 27 Dudette
    January 4, 2016 at 6:39 pm

  9. January 4, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    • 29 desertflower
      January 4, 2016 at 6:43 pm

      It should be called GUN RESPONSIBILITY MEASURES….this is NOT gun control in the sense that RWNJ’s are making it out to be!

      • January 4, 2016 at 6:47 pm

        perhaps…but lets be honest it would not matter how the President phrased it

        • 31 desertflower
          January 4, 2016 at 6:51 pm

          Correct…only to those that want no change. Considering 90% of Americans AGREE with him on these points…words matter.

          • January 4, 2016 at 6:58 pm

            part of the problem is that while children are being murdered…while communities are destroyed…we tiptoe around the terminology…trying not ruffle the feathers of gun owners…it get us nowhere ..i want We the People to have CONTROL over guns…..

  10. January 4, 2016 at 6:41 pm

  11. 36 hopefruit2
    January 4, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Go to our President’s TL right now – he’s dropping some hot tweets about gun safety…. (I’ve just posted a couple here).

  12. January 4, 2016 at 6:52 pm

  13. 41 desertflower
    January 4, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Good.

  14. 42 hopefruit2
    January 4, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Bloomy is no longer gloomy….

    • 43 Vicki
      January 4, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      Thanks to Mike Bloomberg for funding this public safety campaign.

    • 44 No Child Left Behind
      January 4, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      Thanks for posting.

      I still think that this Republican Mike Bloomberg is a secret conservative Democrat.

      Good Evening TODVille!

      • 45 Vicki
        January 4, 2016 at 8:06 pm

        Mr. Bloomberg is socially liberal. In favor of gender equality and marriage equality, Planned parenthood, gun control.

        On the other hand Mike Bloomberg is Against raising the minimum wage, paid sick days, parental leave or anything that interferes with corporate profits. He’d like the middle class to leave Manhattan entirely. Except to take the trains into Manhattan to work, of course.
        He is a Big supporter of Charter schools which are for profit and drain the money from public education.

        On the plus side, Mr. Bloomberg is for stringent environmental rules.

        Mike Bloomberg’s most important legacy of his time as Mayor is the dramatically cleaner air we enjoy because of the very tough fights he won to get building owners to replace their polluting heating systems with more efficient ones. His vast fortune helped to fund gorgeous parks New Yorkers get to enjoy every day.

        Biggest stumble was the fool he made of himself as some great education guru. He put a businesswoman who had zero education experience in charge of the Nations largest school system. She lasted a few months. Until recently savaging Bill de Blasio and promoting the Charter School Witch Eva Moskowitz ate up millions of his $$$ with disgusting vicious ads.
        Eva said she is not running for anything and the ads have blessedly stopped.

  15. 47 hopefruit2
    January 4, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Every time PBO sends out a tweet, a bunch of “dad” or “daddy” responses. Wtf?!?!? It’s too funny. 🙂

  16. 48 desertflower
    January 4, 2016 at 7:24 pm

  17. January 4, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    GE TOD! Want to wish everyone a belated Happy New Year too 😎 ….I start back classes next week so if anybody wants to hook me up with a late X-mas gift from Kickstarter 😕

    “Next to oil, gold and an HBO Go password, “napping” might be the world’s most precious commodity. But it’s become increasingly hard to sleep anywhere outside the confines of your bed. A new inflatable hoodie hopes to change all that…..According to the sweater’s website, Hypnos redefines “the hooded sweatshirt for sleep through an engineered, patent pending pillow system.” In human terms: “it’s a sweatshirt that let’s you sleep on the toilet.” No longer will you be forced lean against that subway door, or that office desk. Tired of waiting for your Starbucks drink to arrive? Totally bored with your totally boring date? Finally, a hoodie that let’s you dream — and drool — in peace.”

  18. 51 hopefruit2
    January 4, 2016 at 7:32 pm

  19. 52 JER
    January 4, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    • 53 japa21
      January 4, 2016 at 8:10 pm

      It was obvious immediately after the 2014 elections that PBO was not going to go quietly. He is leaving a mark that future generations will see as a turning point in our countries history as long as the GOP doesn’t win.

      People complained when he didn’t do executive orders on gays in the military. I understood their frustration but he knew that it was important that Congress act to make it a solid gain. He also knows that unless Congress acts these executive orders could be overturned, but this is life saving in a major way. I really believe he would rather this go the way of the DADT rulings, but I also believe he thinks the country has reached a ;point where the vast majority of folks will agree with what he is doing.

      • 54 jacquelineoboomer
        January 4, 2016 at 8:24 pm

        japa! Happy New Year!

      • 56 vcprezofan2
        January 4, 2016 at 8:34 pm

        J-j-j-jaa-appp-pa!!! I’ve missed you and am very happy to run into you tonight, since you’ve had me wondering if all was well with you, your wife, and the offsprings.

        May your 2016 be filled with good health, lots of love and great family moments!

        {{{Japa}}}

        • 57 japa21
          January 4, 2016 at 8:48 pm

          Missed you as well, very much. (Let Chips dwell on that one.) Been extremely busy and work doesn’t allow me to get on TOD and nights and weekends have been filled. All are well.

          • 58 vcprezofan2
            January 4, 2016 at 8:50 pm

            I love the ‘All are well’ bit! 🙂 🙂

          • 59 vcprezofan2
            January 4, 2016 at 8:52 pm

            O, and Chips is rarely around…much (at least when I’m here). 😀 😀
            If *I* were the suspicious type I’d question the fact that you are both ‘least in sight’ fairly often, but I’m a trusting saint. [Now where’s that angelic smilie?]

    • 60 susanne
      January 4, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      Love this article, and the photo of PBO is just perfect! I have two little quibbles with the content, however. One, ‘It has been years since Republicans defined an issue (the ACA) ahead of the President’– and they defined it as ‘Obamacare’! The president grabbed that one right back and ran with it! And two, ‘ The President is playing Republicans one last time,’ just doesn’t seem likely. I imagine he’ll be playing them as long as he’s alive, and with his health and fortitude, that should be a very, very long time!

  20. 61 sjterrid
    January 4, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Thanks, Nerdy, for posting the pictures and video from today’s meeting. I shared this on Facebook. I hope you have a very happy and healthy New Year.

  21. 63 Ladyhawke
    January 4, 2016 at 8:37 pm

  22. 64 amk for obama
    January 4, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Q – can supreme court butt its ugly head in on these eo’s?

  23. January 4, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    I still consider ….

    …. the most potent and enforceable approach to the epidemic.

    Am pleased, no matter what, that President Obama is making gun control a major issue this election year.

  24. 71 jacquelineoboomer
    January 4, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    • 72 amk for obama
      January 4, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Nope. We had a terrorist attack 4 days ago on air force base near the pak border. Nothing is thawing.

      Of course, our blundering bureaucracy and multiple agencies working on cross purposes, still haven’t made it clear if the attack is over even after 3 days.

  25. 75 jacquelineoboomer
    January 4, 2016 at 10:42 pm

  26. 77 jacquelineoboomer
    January 4, 2016 at 10:47 pm


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