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President Barack Obama adjust his suit jacket as he walks across the tarmac before boarding Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, Calif

President Barack Obama greets guests on the tarmac by before boarding Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Obama is traveling Los Angeles to tape an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and attend a pair of private Democratice fundraisers later today. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama adjust his suit jacket as he walks across the tarmac before boarding Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Obama is traveling to Los Angeles to tape an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and attend a pair of private Democratic fundraisers later today. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama waves to the crowd before he boards Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Mountain View, Calif. Obama will fly to Los Angeles for more DNC fund raisers, as well as a appearance on comedian Ellen DeGeneres' show. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

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President Barack Obama walks across the tarmac after greeting guests before boarding Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Obama is traveling to Los Angeles to tape an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and attend a pair of private Democratic fund raisers. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama walks over to the crowd before departing on Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Mountain View, Calif. Obama will fly to Los Angeles for more DNC fund raisers, as well as a appearance on comedian Ellen DeGeneres' show. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

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U.S. President Barack Obama appears on a taping of the Ellen DeGeneres Show in Burbank, California February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama laughs with Ellen DeGeneres during a commercial break while taping a show segment of the Ellen DeGeneres Show in Burbank, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama laughs with Ellen DeGeneres during a commercial break while taping a segment of the Ellen DeGeneres Show


141 Responses to “The President’s Day”


  1. 1 MadameSoph
    February 11, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Prima!?

  2. 4 itgurl_29
    February 11, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    WOWZA, Mr. President.

  3. 5 MadameSoph
    February 11, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    These are gorgeous pics Nerdy! Thanks for the collection!

    POTUS is looking mighty fine everywhere today, isn’t he?

  4. February 11, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Did POTUS dance on to the stage?

  5. 10 jacquelineoboomer
    February 11, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Hello, Mr. President!

    And that baby pic … oh my goodness!!! The eyes see it!

  6. February 11, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Those shades totally work for me.

  7. 14 Nerdy Wonka
    February 11, 2016 at 9:09 pm

  8. February 11, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Thanks a trazillion, Nerdy!

    • 16 MadameSoph
      February 11, 2016 at 9:36 pm

      Everything will work out with your second baby Chips! I really feel it in my heart. Even if things are shaky at first, don’t lose faith. Danny will eventually follow your lead. When I got back from Italy last summer, after the horrid cat sitter, my girl was traumatized and she and her brother were acting like enemies (keep in mind, they’re brother and sister and have been together all of their nearly 14 years). She growled at him something awful and he bullied her in response for nearly two months! I almost gave up hope, but they finally recovered and now they are back to normal, occasional short spats but everyone eats, sleeps and enjoys life together. Hang in there. You all are meant to be together πŸ™‚

      • 17 GGAIL
        February 11, 2016 at 9:47 pm

        MSoph, did the Adam/Ali come back to Chips? Did I miss something?

        • 18 MadameSoph
          February 11, 2016 at 9:52 pm

          Yes, GGail. I think it was yesterday she said that the woman who took him in was now giving him back to Chips. I think this must be meant to be. My theory is that he secretly preferred being with Chips and Danny (even if Danny did growl at him πŸ™‚ ) and so the Gods decided to arrange his return. I think Chips is happy, ’cause she missed the new guy but also worried about Danny not accepting him.

    • 20 Nerdy Wonka
      February 11, 2016 at 11:19 pm

      πŸ™‚

  9. February 11, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Bringing this over from the bottom of the last thread:

  10. February 11, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Do not appreciate Sanders supporters disrespecting Rep. John Lewis.

  11. February 11, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Has the man ever, EVER taken a bad picture?????

  12. 30 Roberta in MN
    February 11, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Finally caught up. Wonderful day today with all the newsie stuff. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Nerdy, loved those pictures. No naught matt for me, I am heading for the mattress and I will dream on there. GN TOD Family, see you tomorrow. Tomorrow will be busy so I will have to tape Ellen’s show. We have the Memorial for Pat tomorrow afternoon and expecting 100 + people to participate. Have a good evening.
    Chips, expect more stories and pictures of your newbie when you get him back tomorrow too. πŸ™‚

  13. 32 jacquelineoboomer
    February 11, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Watching the debate. So far, 20 minutes in, Hillary’s keeping a level tone in her voice. THAT’s what I’ve been waiting for. Speak softly but carry a big stick. Let’s see how long it lasts, because Bernie’s not falling for it. Ha!

  14. 47 desertflower
    February 11, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    It’s totally hot in here….Thank you, AGAIN, Mr. President….for making my day:)

    Meanwhile, can I say how much I detest these sob’s…

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/zika-virus-abortion-access-gop_us_56bb857ce4b08ffac1239bf6

  15. February 11, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Because I can’t help myself. LOLz.

  16. 52 globalcitizenlinda
    February 11, 2016 at 9:32 pm

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  19. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    February 11, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Truth be told, I’m not paying attention to some of it … but there’s a lot being discussed in this debate. Good stuff.

  20. 56 amk for obama
    February 11, 2016 at 9:53 pm

  21. 57 amk for obama
    February 11, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    • February 11, 2016 at 10:29 pm

      i wonder what the point of this is…Sanders is the one who continues to bash the Dems and the sitting President …this is just a different version of both sides do it

  22. 59 99ts
    February 11, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    So I slept through most of your day & then discovered that the FBI had done a fantastic job in Oregon – despite the many RWNJs desperately wanting a victim so they could call out the horror of the governmint. It would seem the media was onside with those wanting a blood bath. Completely given up on the discussion – no thanks to those who worked so hard to avoid same.

    Instead they are now drumming up a war between Hillary & Bernie – the misinformation is strong. No idea how the US will handle the reality of no President Obama leading the way.

    • February 11, 2016 at 10:30 pm

      No idea how the US will handle the reality of no President Obama leading the way.

      ************

      Boom!

    • 61 No Child Left Behind
      February 11, 2016 at 10:56 pm

      The militia, like ISIS, wanted a martyr. There was none. What the FBI gave them are prison uniforms.

      • 62 Judith Fardig
        February 11, 2016 at 11:01 pm

        Well… lots of gun fetishists in the West are making Finicum a martyr. They don’t believe the FBI film footage and are trying to claim “Hands Up: Don’t Shoot” applied to this creep who chose death by cop rather than go to jail. Nutcase Fry came very close to following in his idol’s footsteps. The FBI really pulled off a miracle here.

  23. February 11, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    • February 11, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      Those with any darn sense, aren’t having any bad race relations, it’s the racists who have come out of the woodwork. Mostly thanks to the tea party right wing racists Republicans. Who have been against this black President from day one. And those people don’t give a darn about Bernie Sanders and Sanders lied cause he will not make race relations better.

  24. 66 mtmarilyn
    February 11, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    I have tried to watch the debate but I get so upset when I listen to BS I have to change the channel. I know I shouldn’t be this way but when the Bernie people go after John Lewis and Bernie says nothing I am gone. My husband just got home and he said he was listening to CNN and he thinks it was Bernstein saying that Hillary needs to apologize for emails, Benghazi and then move on. I don’t agree. I am tired of them saying that about Obama and now Hillary. None of the white men presidential candidates or Presidents have appologized.

    I am now watching scandal. I’ll follow the debate online.

  25. 71 amk for obama
    February 11, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    rethugs’ 2016 options – one awful teabagger or one awful teabagger or one plain awful.

  26. 72 jacquelineoboomer
    February 11, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    • 73 Obama Grandmama
      February 11, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      I agree, that it is easier to win over supporters with lofty rhetoric than with nuts and bolts reality. My fears involve if Bernie wins the Primary it will be easier for the GOP to beat him in the GE. Or if Bernie wins the GE we will lose a lot of Obama’s achievements through Bernie’s unrealistic goals and lack of care in how he intends to enact them.

      • 74 jacquelineoboomer
        February 11, 2016 at 11:58 pm

        I think Hillary might win the primary, at this point. Too much stacked up against Bernie. Or not. I’ve been dead wrong before, so we shall see. I share your fears that the GOP will win (we would be doomed) or that we’ll lose a lot of the President’s achievements (more doom and gloom, plus he sweat blood over every achievement, and that can’t happen).

  27. 75 MadameSoph
    February 11, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    TOD you all have been on fire today!
    Now I have to go take a shower (while thinking of that Popular Science magazine cover πŸ˜‰ ) and then eat some dinner.
    BBLB4Bed

  28. 76 amk for obama
    February 11, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    dumbya was the worst possible president of this century and yet none of the rethug candies attack(ed) him.

    obama is the best possible president of this century and yet saint sanders is saying stupid shit about him.

    One more thing to learn from the rethugs.

  29. 77 amk for obama
    February 11, 2016 at 10:20 pm

  30. 78 JER
    February 11, 2016 at 10:25 pm

  31. 79 amk for obama
    February 11, 2016 at 10:29 pm

  32. 80 Obama Grandmama
    February 11, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    My cable froze on several stations including CNN just when Hillary got to speak on foreign policy where she shines. No freezing during Wall St and campaign money portion. It takes a lot for me to get into conspiracy theories since I do not believe in them, but let’s see now, Bernie gets his strength and does not have to show his weakness in FP …. Hmmmmm

  33. 81 amk for obama
    February 11, 2016 at 10:33 pm

  34. 82 jacquelineoboomer
    February 11, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    An hour and a half in, before Hillary got annoyed. Pretty good!

    My opinion, otherwise, for what it’s worth: Hillary cannot handle criticism of ANY kind. She states all of her decisions (but for her vote for the Iraq war) as though if she made them, they were right ~ period. There can never be any dialogue or second thoughts about them. Bernie does the same thing, I guess.

    Suppose it comes with the territory of having the ego to “run for President.” I think when President Obama ran, however, he pictured more what he’d do as President, rather than how he’d look and sound, doing it. If that makes any sense.

    • February 11, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      I used to say all the time that one of my biggest reservations about HRC is that (for a lot of reasons) she has too much to prove. What you’re saying I think dovetails that.

    • 85 vcprezofan2
      February 11, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      JO’B, maybe it’s the way she understands ‘showing strength’, courage of her conviction, etc. etc.
      Meta I like your ‘too much to prove’ analysis; she really does – in both a positive and negative way.

    • 87 Betsy
      February 12, 2016 at 12:12 am

      I find myself wondering how much she has had to “adjust” to how she is depicted because she is a woman and the goalposts are constantly being moved. This is not just for her way of speaking or dressing or hair; but also for her work, her ideas, etc. I read an amazing article on this recently which really made me think differently about my attitude towards her.

      http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2016/02/why_one_feminist_woman_is_voting_for_hillary_clinton_over_bernie_sanders.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_top

      • 88 jacquelineoboomer
        February 12, 2016 at 12:32 am

        Eyes too blurry to read that tonight, but I will tomorrow. My only problem is I keep asking myself the question: Why hasn’t she figured it all out by this time? Where’s her self-confidence, to walk in, know her strengths and assets, and to hell with anybody who doesn’t know it? She seems to be the main person holding herself back. She should not go along with other people’s moving her style and goal posts. If she were competing for the job of CEO, would she walk into the boardroom interview and ask if she sounded okay or looked okay or had the right clothing on and the right opinions and goals to get the job? No, she’d say here I am, I am qualified, I’m the best, hire me, you won’t regret it. I truly don’t think she’s “found her voice” (as she said she had back in NH in ’08) and that worries me most.

        Of course, maybe I should look at it more like how men and women start relationships with each other – initially, they send in their “representatives.” And by that I mean only the good parts of themselves make it into the room. Ha!

        Goodnight to you – and TODville!

  35. 90 amk for obama
    February 11, 2016 at 10:39 pm

  36. 91 amk for obama
    February 11, 2016 at 10:40 pm

  37. 93 GGAIL
    February 11, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Hillary just scored big points with me for speaking the truth about how Bernie has disrespected PBO.

  38. 97 Ladyhawke
    February 11, 2016 at 10:51 pm

  39. 98 Ladyhawke
    February 11, 2016 at 10:53 pm

  40. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    February 11, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    The last few minutes of the debate before the closing statements went to “hell in a hand basket,” but I am very glad Bernie re-stated how he felt about the President, which he says is opposed to how that was depicted by Hillary. Nobody’s asking me, but I feel better about the whole brouhaha.

    • 101 No Child Left Behind
      February 11, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      I missed that exchange and will need to watch it.

    • 102 vcprezofan2
      February 11, 2016 at 11:02 pm

      I never watch them because I can’t stomach the hypocrisy &/ insincerity, but I do appreciate that one-by-one TODobots here have started to reconcile and to ‘feel better about the brouhaha’.

      • 103 jacquelineoboomer
        February 11, 2016 at 11:07 pm

        Didn’t mean to imply I needed to reconcile my thoughts against the thoughts of other TODers who’ve already made up their minds – they’re ahead of me. I just left some random comments because I haven’t decided yet, myself. Plus, I try to go with “to each, their own.” #Libra

        Unless, of course, we were still Ridin’ with Biden, then I’d be trying to talk everybody else into it, if need be – Ha!

        • 104 vcprezofan2
          February 11, 2016 at 11:17 pm

          Misunderstanding JO’B I didn’t think you were reconciling with anyone. I took your comments as exactly *your* thoughts. My comment has to do with the fact that (standing back and looking on) over time *I* see different people making more measured commentary as the different scenes shift and settle. IOW I see lots of *gradual growth* happening as people have been coming to terms with the absence in the race of our more favoured candidate.

          • 105 vcprezofan2
            February 11, 2016 at 11:19 pm

            Lost a part of my punctuation in the first sentence – πŸ˜€ – probably a sign I should go to bed, especially since I have a breakfast date tomorrow.

          • 106 jacquelineoboomer
            February 11, 2016 at 11:54 pm

            Yes, I was just stating what I stated “for the record” – wasn’t directed at you, because I thought that was where you were coming from. This is a process, as everybody keeps saying! Wouldn’t be a process if our more favoured candidate were in, but I’ve stopped whining about that – truly! I just like mentioning his name every now and then. πŸ™‚

            • 107 vcprezofan2
              February 12, 2016 at 12:14 am

              πŸ˜€
              /whisper/ Being the unrealistic dreamer that I am, at the back of my mind I’m still trying to figure out a back door entry for our more favoured candi./ πŸ˜€

    • February 11, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      sorry…not buying…look who surrounds himself with…every one who has endorsed him has much criticism of the President and his accomplishments…..the nastiness of his criticism of the President on a daily basis…that same jive that the Political left purists have said about the President…he sold out,,,he compromised too much…he is weak…he did not go far enough…etc..etc….

      i am now supposed top believe the tripe that he and the President are friends….nada

      • 110 amk for obama
        February 11, 2016 at 11:19 pm

        I am with you. Meaningless attacks on a sitting and very successful president from your own party, which you joined recently by the way, since you don’t have the cajones to run as the “indie” to begin with, is a big turn-off. pahdon my ff, he can go fuck himself.

      • 111 jacquelineoboomer
        February 11, 2016 at 11:52 pm

        Just for the sake of discussion, because I’m not on either “side” at this point, but I’m also not buying HRC’s “my best friend and role model is President Obama,” once she saw it was her only way of getting the votes she needed. I add that onto all of her comments about him in ’08, and I get stuck in muck. Yuck.

        • February 12, 2016 at 9:37 am

          i have feelings about 08 too…..but PBO made her his SOS….he has moved on ..and so will I…my first choice as you know would be PBO…smilin…then the VP…but it is not to be….Hillary is a flawed candidate but she is our hope for not only continuing but advancing the agenda of the President….

          YES We Must!

          • 113 jacquelineoboomer
            February 12, 2016 at 12:05 pm

            Pretty sure that’s where I’ll end up, too. Either one is where I’m at, now. Not sure what will put me over the top on Hillary, but I’ll know it when I see it! I agree: YES We Must!

  41. 114 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    I enjoyed HRC’s closing arguments against the Single-Issue-Single-Payer Candidate.

  42. 116 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2016 at 11:01 pm

  43. 117 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2016 at 11:02 pm

  44. 118 amk for obama
    February 11, 2016 at 11:04 pm

  45. 119 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Since I wasn’t feeling the Bern, I had to sign on for my recurrence donation to HRC. I hope she wins the nomination and that Bernie Sanders gets an appointment as Minister of Reining-Wall-Street.

  46. 122 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2016 at 11:18 pm

  47. February 11, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    A good friend, who is as Democrat as they come, was watching. She keep posting on Facebook. She very very impressed with Hillary. This friend is quite analytical and has good insight so if she felt good about tonight, that gives me some relief…….and hope.

  48. 124 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    • 125 amk for obama
      February 11, 2016 at 11:21 pm

      Yup. What’s good for rethugs is good for …

    • 126 COS
      February 11, 2016 at 11:24 pm

      At least everyone is beginning to see that Bernie is Marco Rubio, Jr. I did not watch the debate because I can’t stand his screaming about Wall Street. I would love to see HRC’s closing.

      • 127 No Child Left Behind
        February 11, 2016 at 11:30 pm

        I mean, I agree with his point. But I, too, am sick and tired of billionaire, millionaire, and Wall Street talk. With that type of Supreme Court we have and the current GOP-controlled House, will Sanders’s voice alone eliminate the income inequality in this country?

    • 129 No Child Left Behind
      February 11, 2016 at 11:33 pm

      Perfect!

    • 130 susanne
      February 11, 2016 at 11:49 pm

      That was the last straw for me. I’d been trying to see the possibilities in his candidacy, because he seems to be so popular, but no more. Anyone, Dem or whatever, who is disappointed in PBO is an idiot, and not likely to do any good.

  49. 131 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    From the mouth of the Chief!

  50. February 11, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Interesting comments from Charles Blow


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