President speaks at ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ Award Ceremony

5:45 EST: President Obama Speaks at the Righteous Among the Nations Award Ceremony

154 Responses to “President speaks at ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ Award Ceremony”

  1. January 27, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Good Evening TODers!!!

  2. January 27, 2016 at 5:30 pm

  3. January 27, 2016 at 5:33 pm

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  5. January 27, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Am I alone in really liking Mark Ruffalo but thinking he ‘s a really, really terrible actor?

    I am?

    Okay /runs

  6. 27 Dudette
    January 27, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Oh Meta, Darling! It’s #NationalChocolateCakeDay! Time for you to BRING IT, Girlfriend! You aren’t gonna just let this go by, are you? ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. January 27, 2016 at 5:46 pm

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  9. 38 jacquelineoboomer
    January 27, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Thank you, Chips, for posting this link on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. I’m so glad the President is at the Israeli Embassy, to help commemorate both the occasion and the awards.

    “We vowed to remember it all … to remember and never to forget.”

  10. January 27, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    I guess this “anti-debate” event gives the networks another excuse/opportunity to bask in all that is Trump.

  11. January 27, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Is this the ambassador who was doing all that talking when Israel PM was trying to prevent the Nuclear deal?.

  12. 42 Dudette
    January 27, 2016 at 6:10 pm

  13. 44 jacquelineoboomer
    January 27, 2016 at 6:17 pm

  14. January 27, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Nutnyahoo saying thanks to the President now? Please.

  15. 51 vcprezofan2
    January 27, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    I don’t have on my rotten-apples-protection-suit but I really would like to know why this particular programme was put on the WH.GOV live channel nin its entirety? What am I missing? smh

  16. 52 desertflower
    January 27, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    You want to know what an F’d up joke Trump is right now???


    • 53 desertflower
      January 27, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      I could fill VOLUMES! Arpaio should be in jail right now…. Did I mention that this hate fill SOB is nearly 80 years old??


    • 54 GGail
      January 27, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Breath DF, breath ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 55 desertflower
        January 27, 2016 at 7:17 pm

        I don’t know whether to laugh, be mortified, or furious. This is a travesty and a sham. He degrades the position of the POTUS with this shit. I despise this dog and pony show…the MSM is compliant in this mess.

        • 56 No Child Left Behind
          January 27, 2016 at 7:31 pm

          It this is true, IL Douche and Pope Arapaho are going down in flames comes November.

          • 57 Dudette
            January 27, 2016 at 8:29 pm

            You really think this would lose him votes he would’ve had locked up until folks saw this? Come now. Really?

        • 58 99ts
          January 27, 2016 at 8:11 pm

          I went looking for the Onion label – if this is true – Trump seriously wants to lose. Everything he has done in the past week seems to be done to prove that there is a % of the US that is RW racist lunatic. It seems he is desperately trying to lose – and the dimwits scream with joy.

    • 59 jackiegrumbacher
      January 27, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      Df, it’s as if Trump is on some kind of drunken binge, turning over furniture, breaking glass, destroying everything in sight.. He just doesn’t care anymore and has decided to make a colossal joke of himself. Plus he’s blowing bigger and bigger raspberries at the Republican Party, telling them he’s already their nominee and can name his VP, even if that person is a psychotic criminal. The man is out of control and I hope his implosion comes very, very soon.

  17. 60 arapaho415
    January 27, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    GE TODville.

    These stories of bravery and endurance are simply amazing.

    I’m sure PBO is getting so much from these personal experiences.

    Hope TNmtngirl is watching (or will watch replay), basking in the bravery of the serviceman from Knoxville TN (his son is accepting award now).

    P.S. Agree with the moderator — the survivors in their 90s look 30 years younger. Amazing.

  18. 61 jacquelineoboomer
    January 27, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    To honor

    They speak of being my brother’s keeper
    Among men of ancient days, passed down in the great book
    They speak of the spiritual dignity and grace
    Of the righteous among the nations, honored by descendants
    They speak of rescuing the living children
    Of finding them homes, to be raised up from the sureness of death
    They speak of the courageous among the war prisoners
    Of those who made it to our American shores
    Before we were born, many of us
    Before we ever knew any of it had occurred
    Although we cannot join them tonight
    We sent our best, to speak with them
    Our President who is bathed in dignity and grace
    Who honors the courage of the forefathers and mothers
    Who is a righteous man among men and nations, himself.

    • January 27, 2016 at 6:52 pm

      Beautiful, JO’B. Thank you very much.

    • January 27, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      …Simply AWEsomeeee…

      the President is so good at connecting the dots…to make us see ourselves in each other…

    • 64 vcprezofan2
      January 27, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      JO’B, I surely hope you are compiling your “Obama presidency” poems in a booklet, printed and bound, with the occasion* of each one’s creation clearly noted, so that you can donate the finished product to the Obama Foundation. Off the top of my head I’d guess you’ve easily done more than/close to a dozen over the course of PBO’s presidency. I bet you could self-publish, with our support if needed. Even though we do not do fundraising in our TOD village, I suspect that there is a core of die-hards here who would willingly help to get something like this that honours PBO off the ground. What say you? I seem to remember you worked for the military in an area that had something to do with manuals????

      * example = “To Honour” – written Jan 27, 2016
      (on the occasion of Pres Obama speaking at the Righteous Among the Nations Award Ceremony)

    • 73 Dudette
      January 27, 2016 at 8:31 pm


      Dagnabit I wanna see this published in a book of your poems. Get on it, woman!

    • 74 jackiegrumbacher
      January 27, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      JO’B, you’ve once again risen to the occasion with your great talent. You put into words what people feel in their hearts. It’s a great, great gift.

      • 75 jacquelineoboomer
        January 27, 2016 at 9:50 pm

        Thank you so much, jackieG and others who commented. It comes from my heart and goes back to my heart! I’ll never forget the age of Obama, will you?

        • 76 jackiegrumbacher
          January 27, 2016 at 9:57 pm

          No, JOB, I’ll never forget the age of Obama, because he’s not only transformed our country for the better, he’s changed our lives and our hearts, giving us courage and instilling us with hope. He is one of the truly great leaders of this or any age and there will never be anyone like him.

    • January 28, 2016 at 12:08 am

      One day I hope to purchase a book of your Obama poems, Jacqueline!

      • 79 jacquelineoboomer
        January 28, 2016 at 12:43 am

        Thanks, Judith, but just sharing them here. As I told jackieG, they come from my heart and they go back to my heart! Loved the pic of you and your daughter, earlier, by the way!

  19. January 27, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Michael Sainato, that is the bastard who wrote that HP article about America deserve a First Lady who represent America. Praising Jane Sanders, Bernie’s wife.

  20. January 27, 2016 at 6:50 pm

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  22. January 27, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Two beauties!!

  23. January 27, 2016 at 7:22 pm

  24. January 27, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Good evening Chips & TOD!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Just catching up on all the great stuff…

  25. January 27, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    • 98 jackiegrumbacher
      January 27, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      Good for Pelosi. That’s one gigantic pile she wants to step as far away from as possible.

      • January 27, 2016 at 10:02 pm

        Pelosi says….Not on my watch…sheeshh….she remembers how hare it was to get Obamacare passed….what she had to go thru to get it passed…she is looking to keep moving forward not back……esp when she has to contend with the GOPHouse voting 61+ times to repeal the ACA…just think for a moment…how the DEMS in Congress…have work consciously to prevent the GOP from destroying Health Care…and now you have a so-called DEM Candidate who wants to dismantle it all…the arrogance of Sanders is just too much

  26. January 27, 2016 at 8:11 pm
  27. January 27, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    When all Americans hear about are the weeks of fear mongering and agonizing about how “the world is on fire” after a successful attack, but nothing about those that failed due to law enforcement intervention, the whole issue is ripe for politicians to demagogue. We saw the entire field of Republican presidential candidates do just that last December. That’s why I thought it was important to write about this story today. Let’s spread the word to balance the scales just a bit, shall we?

  28. 105 amk for obama
    January 27, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    saint sanders prezinent yet?

  29. 106 globalcitizenlinda
    January 27, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    caution: when this election is over, Dems may need BS to caucus with them in the senator.

    • 107 amk for obama
      January 27, 2016 at 8:52 pm

      he can either caucus with dems or with rwnj’s, his choice. If he wants to take his ball and go home, it’s his problem. Dem party has been pretty darned generous with him so far by accommodating him in the primaries.

    • 108 globalcitizenlinda
      January 27, 2016 at 11:10 pm


  30. January 27, 2016 at 8:36 pm

  31. 114 amk for obama
    January 27, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Hope they were herded in like the cattle that they love so much.

  32. January 27, 2016 at 8:48 pm

  33. January 27, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Earlier today, Donna dem4Obama asked how we in Iowa compared the campaign intensity this year to 2008. Just my observations, but Iโ€™d have to say itโ€™s much worse. I donโ€™t remember the campaigns contacting us at all back then โ€“ this time, itโ€™s the pollsters, the Hillary folks and the DNC that contact us almost daily. Iโ€™ve definitely heard others say they get a ton of calls. BTW – the Iowa Caucus is not a โ€œwinner-take-allโ€ contest โ€“ the delegates are assigned proportionately, so I canโ€™t see that it really matters who โ€œwinsโ€. In 2008 when BO won โ€“ he got 16 delegates, John Edwards got 15 delegates and HRC got 14 delegates. All that effort for such little reward! ๐Ÿ™„ Only 119 hours untilโ€ฆ

  34. 119 amk for obama
    January 27, 2016 at 9:07 pm

  35. January 27, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Up to 50,000 homes in Philadelphia are connected to city water mains by lead pipes, according to city officials.

    Though lead service lines were banned in 1986, they remain in older homes whose owners can’t afford to pay for improvements. Water flowing through lead pipes can pick up measurable amounts of the toxic metal.

  36. January 27, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Just now got caught up on this thread. So sorry I missed PO’s event today and especially after seeing arapaho’s comment to me. If I hit play on the above link, will I be able to see entire thing?

  37. January 27, 2016 at 9:21 pm

  38. 124 amk for obama
    January 27, 2016 at 9:21 pm


  39. 135 amk for obama
    January 27, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Senate GOP grieves over Trump, Cruz as nominee

    Anger, denial and resignation are all on display in the chamber as Republicans watch their presidential primary unfold.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/senate-republicans-cruz-trump-218300#ixzz3yVC38rQY

    gee guyz, if only you had plotted from day one to take down the kenyan …

  40. 136 amk for obama
    January 27, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    This liberty or death terrorist wants to go home just like that. Facing charges is for other people.

  41. January 27, 2016 at 9:38 pm

      • 142 Dudette
        January 27, 2016 at 11:52 pm

        Me too! Me too! She was unbossed and unbought, cuz she was DA BOSS!

        • January 28, 2016 at 9:50 pm

          Exactly! I was 18 when she ran for Congress and when I think back to the people I looked up to as models, she was one of them. She was one of the boldest, bravest women I knew. A strong, beautiful woman. She made a big impression on my teenage self. “โ€œService is the rent that you pay for room on this earth.โ€ I wonder what she would have thought about some of the ways the Congressional Black Caucus behaved toward President Obama.

        • January 28, 2016 at 9:57 pm

          Exactly! I was 18 when she ran for Congress and when I think back to the people I looked up to as models, she was one of them. She was one of the boldest, bravest women I knew. A strong, beautiful woman. She made a big impression on my teenage self.

  42. January 27, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    President Obama addresses Oscar controversy

    President Obama on Wednesday said movies will be better if they represent everyone’s stories, for the first time weighing in on the lack of black nominees at the Oscars.

    “I think that California is an example of the incredible diversity of this country,” Obama said during a series of interviews with local news stations. “That’s a strength. I think that when everyone’s story is told then that makes for better art.

    “It makes for better entertainment it makes everybody feel part of one American family, so I think as a whole the industry should do what every other industry should do which is to look for talent, provide opportunity to everybody. And I think the Oscar debate is really just an expression of this broader issue. Are we making sure that everybody is getting a fair shot?”

    More here:


  43. January 27, 2016 at 9:42 pm

  44. 151 donna dem 4 obama
    January 27, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Tonight at Drake University the students did a mock caucus in preparation for next Monday night and look at the results.

    The media will have a field day if this is how the results end up on Monday….

    It’s just one school with tons of youth but we could be in for a big surprise on Monday. I told y’all this stuff might just get really interesting come Monday night. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    • 153 Obama Grandmama
      January 27, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      My gut has been with O’Malley from the beginning because of his superior support of PBO during his time in office also because he has actually put many progressive ideals into practice while serving. Another words like when I researched Senator Obama in reaching my conclusion to support him I saw the numerous bills he authored and coauthored that were aligned with progressive ideals. He walked his talk. I see that O’Malley also walked his talk. I feel O’Malley would best preserve Obama’s accomplishments. So maybe I should not give up on him yet.

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