Picture Of The Day


Pete Souza: President Obama says hi to Walker Earnest, son of White House press secretary Josh Earnest and Natalie Wyeth Earnest

105 Responses to “Picture Of The Day”

  1. 1 0388jojothecat
    January 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Happy Friday TOD

    • 2 Judith Fardig
      January 22, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      Congratulations, Jojo! Thinking of all you East Coasters and sending you strong vibes for the power to stay on!

      • 3 0388jojothecat
        January 22, 2016 at 6:07 pm

        Hi Judith, Thanks. How are things in the PNW?

        • 4 Judith Fardig
          January 22, 2016 at 7:31 pm

          Great except for the white terrorists in Burns occupying the Malheur Wildlife Refuge and encouraging their pals in the anti-government fringe to come join them. This has to end soon!

          • 5 0388jojothecat
            January 22, 2016 at 7:36 pm

            me too Judith, I am hoping that it snows so badly that they beg to be rescued. I don’t want these loons and msm to make it about PBO.

  2. 6 Gazelle
    January 22, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Awwww, sweetness! TY NW!

  3. January 22, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Happy Friday everyone, and congrats on first, Jojo! Another baby with a last name for a first name! My teacher perspective: it’s very confusing when you’re writing in the last name first (grade books, forms, lunch list, etc.) and Earnest Walker looks more ‘correct’ than Walker Earnest and after a while you don’t know which way it’s supposed to go!

  4. 10 Gazelle
    January 22, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Our DMV (DC, MD, VA) TODers, are you all bunkered down? Stay safe!

    • 11 donna dem 4 obama
      January 22, 2016 at 5:27 pm

      Bunkered down and praying we don’t lose power tonight. My home is ALL electric.

      • 12 Gazelle
        January 22, 2016 at 5:33 pm

        Bunkering is the only way to go, DonnaDem! Is “bunkering” a word? Well, it should be. 🙂 If power goes out, can read a good book by flashlight, super flashlight! We can pretty inventive for sure! 🙂

        • 13 Gazelle
          January 22, 2016 at 5:35 pm

          Uggh: “we can become pretty inventive.” Yes We Can! 😉

        • 14 donna dem 4 obama
          January 22, 2016 at 5:35 pm

          Not according to my spell check but it sounds good to me 🙂

          I’ll have no heat if the power goes out 😯

          • 15 sherijr
            January 22, 2016 at 5:39 pm

            Ha! me either Donna… here’s hoping power remains on for us all.

          • January 22, 2016 at 5:54 pm

            I told you that you should come out here one time. Today would have been a good time to come. It is 70 degrees in Phoenix. Seriously, I pray you will be safe and warm.

          • 18 Gazelle
            January 22, 2016 at 5:58 pm

            LOL! Thought it was one to be added to our dictionary. Just sayin’! If power goes out, I’m pulling out long johns, whatever and kicking back at the wood burning fireplace and calling it a good day in my world. Ahem! I’ve actually done a great job lighting the fireplace in past times. In the beginning, I had to bless Google — “lighting a fireplace for dummies” is a great search. 🙂

  5. 19 idon
    January 22, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    PBO and babies always makes me smile. That’s a very happy baby.

  6. 21 Dudette
    January 22, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Freaking inhumane

  7. 32 Dudette
    January 22, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    • 33 Gazelle
      January 22, 2016 at 6:23 pm

      That’s so pretty, bless Pete Souza! Must say the snow coming down is that pretty, fluffy stuff, for now. It always looks magical, until the next day when I say, “I’ve admired you, now can you just go away?” Pretty please. 🙂

  8. 34 Dudette
    January 22, 2016 at 6:15 pm


  9. 44 Dudette
    January 22, 2016 at 6:19 pm

  10. 45 99ts
    January 22, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Soon it will be necessary to show your id to use a toilet in the US. Never would I believe what I read – except it is on TOD. Just too sad.

  11. January 22, 2016 at 6:23 pm

  12. 49 arapaho415
    January 22, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    GA/GE TODville.

    Meta posted this on last thread…

    Here’s a photo of @VP at an Istanbul bazaar:

    • 50 arapaho415
      January 22, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      Here’s the pool report on @VP’s trip to Istanbul bazaar. Had no idea that it snows in Istanbul.

      Lots of good details on @VP’s shopping trip with Dr. Biden and granddaughter.
      “Mr. Biden and family spent about an hour at the bazaar. Secret Service agents were all around them and stood outside any store VPOTUS entered. They walked in and out of shops. Sometimes together, sometimes they went their own ways. They went into another jewelry store. Mr. Biden went with Dr. Biden into a store that sold blankets, towels and robes.”

      And @VP has alternate plans if DC weather won’t permit their scheduled return tomorrow night:

  13. 60 arapaho415
    January 22, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Here’s the most current assessment of #Snozilla:

    Remarkable to me that except for Florida, nearly all of the US east of the Mississippi River is enduring this storm.

  14. January 22, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    That’s our Bo!!!!

  15. January 22, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    This is about PBO’s 25th visit:

  16. January 22, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    For our own LL

  17. 74 Nena20409
    January 22, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Hello TOD, Good Evening All 😉
    TGIF. I keep thinking and having this feeling that today is Saturday, somehow 🙂
    Congrats to all the Gold, ⭐ Silver and Bronze Winners since last night.
    TOD, Rock! Informative as ever! These Tweets and Photographs are Brilliant. Comments are Great! Diverse! Wise!
    🍸 🍸 🍸

  18. 75 vcprezofan2
    January 22, 2016 at 7:11 pm

  19. January 22, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    But we are also here because influential ideological voices on the Left saw the President’s pragmatism as weakness. We are also here because these voices saw – and still see – the president’s accomplishments for the American people as insignificant at best. We are here because the Left has time and again refused to have President Obama’s back, to celebrate what he has accomplished. So much so, that even today, voices on the Left are threatening to elect more Republicans if Democrats support the President’s agenda.

  20. 81 Dudette
    January 22, 2016 at 7:28 pm

  21. 84 Dudette
    January 22, 2016 at 7:36 pm

  22. January 22, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Good evening, TOD! Been on the go all day — compressed four days worth of errands into one afternoon. I plan to be in until Wednesday! I had a close call on the road last Sunday, so I’m not taking any chances this weekend! Last Sunday, I was exiting the B/W Parkwway onto I-83, fortunately there wasn’t a vehicle in front or behind me as I hit a patch of ice, slid onto the grass median to my left, spun several times, slid back onto the ramp and then onto the median on the right, spun a few more times, then ended up back on the ramp, headed in the direction I was going. As I was driving up the ramp, I noticed that traffic entering the parkway was stopped due to a multi-car accident. I feel so Blessed! So happens that we was listening to an AM gospel station; song playing during this incident “He’s Got Me!” Once we were safely proceeding on I-83, I told my passenger (who doesn’t drive) during an emergency situation DON’T GRAB THE DRIVER!!!! lol

    Here’s a hilarious weather update — LOVE this dude’s voice!

  23. 87 99ts
    January 22, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    So when will the RW media who think the GOP can do no wrong – show this video – in response to Cruz saying “I’m a Christian first, American second”?

    • January 22, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      Thank you so much 99ts for sharing this! I was 15 years when President Kennedy gave this speech, but I’ve never forgotten it. It’s so sad to witness the level of religious intolerance in the United States in the 21st Century!

      • 89 99ts
        January 23, 2016 at 12:48 am

        I have a memory of going to a friend’s place (catholic) and them discussing the US election & saying they wanted JFK to win. I went home & asked my mother about it (protestant) and she didn’t have an opinion but told me all the catholics wanted JFK, that was why my friend’s family were so keen.

        She later became a massive JFK fan – we were in mourning with the US when he died.

  24. 90 Dudette
    January 22, 2016 at 8:14 pm

  25. January 22, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Spoiler alert:…they have been good results

  26. January 22, 2016 at 8:37 pm

  27. 94 amk for obama
    January 22, 2016 at 8:55 pm


  28. 95 amk for obama
    January 22, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Good question. Also. Too. Why st bernie thinks that we need 6 to 1 women’s majority to do that?

    • 96 99ts
      January 22, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      Just reversing the current senate numbers amk. What Bernie didn’t mention – some of the current 17 women are GOPers who support taking away any rights of women to won their bodies.

      I will never understand why a woman would support the GOP, let alone represent that party in congress.

    • January 22, 2016 at 11:38 pm

      Exactly, AMK! The Supreme Court that handed down the Roe v. Wade decision, in 1973, was composed of 9 men.

  29. January 22, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Have you seen this? This election cycle is soooooooo crazy that even a third grader gets it!

  30. 99 amk for obama
    January 22, 2016 at 9:39 pm

  31. January 22, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Good night TOD

  32. 101 Dudette
    January 22, 2016 at 9:46 pm

  33. 102 globalcitizenlinda
    January 22, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    on days as cold and messed up with snow as this, I can’t help but be homesick & very appreciative of the tropical climate in which I was born and raised….

    staying put …. that’s my story and I am sticking to it

  34. 104 Dudette
    January 22, 2016 at 9:49 pm

  35. January 22, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    From the last paragraph

    The biggest flaw in Obama’s theory of change was born of arrogance rooted in past personal success. He plainly thought he could win Republicans over by moving toward them. I don’t think he fully corrected on that until the sequester took its first bite and he realized that Republicans wouldn’t compromise to shut it off. That quirk aside, though, I don’t think that Democrats ruminating over how change works can find a more nuanced or effective perspective than Obama’s. –

    this is basically a good article outlining the consistency of the President re: change…
    but the author sees the President as being naive for wanting to work with the GOP to compromise to move things forward…i am often amused by folks who see the President as naive…
    there is an interesting passage in which he quotes the President….re…progress…

    “One of the things that I’ve learned to appreciate more as President is you are essentially a relay swimmer in a river full of rapids, and that river is history,” he later told me. “You don’t start with a clean slate, and the things you start may not come to full fruition on your timetable. But you can move things forward.”

    if you look at this in the context of the ACA…i can see the President….just smilin and shakin his head – at all the hullabooloo about who should get credit for Obamacare

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