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President Obama’s Press Conference with PM Cameron




110 Responses to “Earth Day”

  1. 1 GGail
    April 22, 2016 at 11:53 am


  2. 23 GGail
    April 22, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Thanks LP 🙂

  3. 25 GGail
    April 22, 2016 at 11:56 am

    I loved Prince & his music. I am sad that he has transitioned from this earthly plane. I was processing his death pretty well until I read this – by Tyler Perry. Tears came to my eyes just now at my desk and I had to share it so you too would feel the love.

    Hey GGail,
    About 12 years ago, I was playing the Kodak Theater in LA. I was on my way to the theater when my phone rang. I answered and heard a voice that almost made me wreck the car. The voice said, “I hear you’re doing a bit of Purple Rain in your show. Do it again and I’m going to sue you… and I need 10 tickets and I’ll be there tonight.” Click. I freaked out. PRINCE HAD CALLED ME!!!

    So that night I waited at the backstage door for him to arrive. I was nervous and hoping he didn’t get out of the car with 9 lawyers… lol. The limo pulls up and there he was. He got out smiling and laughing. I knew then he was joking (kinda). One of the first things he said was that he was a fan of mine. That blew me away. “Prince WHAT?” I thought. Can you say mind numbing?! Anyway, we chatted for a while, but time seemed to fly by. Soon enough, I had to get dressed and start the show.

    During the play I would glance at him, and he seemed to be having an awesome time. Man! Prince was watching me perform!! And enjoying it!

    Then we got to the part in the play where I had been doing a few lines of Purple Rain. I stopped and looked at him sitting in the audience. We made eye contact and he nodded to me. So, I queued the band to start playing Purple Rain and had someone bring Prince the microphone in the audience… BIG MISTAKE! He started to sing Purple Rain and the audience went CRAZY! I had never heard that kind of roar from a crowd before. 3400 people losing their minds!! He sang one verse and the audience was blown away. There was a standing ovation for him AT MY SHOW…lol. He was done singing and the audience wouldn’t stop applauding him. I still had 20 minutes to go before MY show was over. I knew at that moment that I had just been educated by royalty!! The lesson: never give your microphone to a legend at your show!!! LOL

    On the rare occasion that I had the privilege to spend some private time with him, I always new I was in the presence of someone special, someone incredible, someone brilliant. Whether we were at the White House or standing in his kitchen talking, he was consistently an icon! Whether I was in a crowd of thousands watching him perform or one of the handful in his basement listening to him sing for hours, he was always consistent, always royal, always a legend, always Prince.

    He gave us so much of his genius that it is impossible to forget that he walked this planet. And who would want to?

    Thousands of years from now the world will still know that Prince was here.

    Travel well my beautiful friend.


  4. 30 amk for obama
    April 22, 2016 at 11:56 am

    kinda ironic on this big day.


    Volkswagen has more than doubled its provisions for the diesel emissions scandal to €16.2bn (£12.6bn).

    Last year it told shareholders that €6.7bn had been set aside for potential costs or recalls.

    The increased sum included the cost of fixing cars that violate air pollution standards, buying back vehicles and legal costs.

    The huge charge pushed VW to an annual pre-tax loss of €1.3bn, compared with a profit of €14.7bn the previous year.

    Chief executive Matthias Mueller said he could not put a figure on the total cost of the emissions scandal until a final deal was reached with US authorities.


  5. 31 GGail
    April 22, 2016 at 11:59 am

    WH National Security ✔ ‎@NSC44
    TUNE IN: In a few minutes, @POTUS will speak from @Number10gov with PM Cameron. Watch here: http://wh.gov/live

  6. 34 hopefruit2
    April 22, 2016 at 11:59 am

    This is great! Our SOS Kerry getting it done. Thanks LP 🙂


  7. 35 No Child Left Behind
    April 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Another Friday
    In the USA

  8. 40 JER
    April 22, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    LIVE NOW: Hillary Clinton in Jenkintown. PA – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  9. 41 GGail
    April 22, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Hahaha, I quickly glanced over at VP Biden’s tweeter feed here at TOD and totally misread his tweet…
    An honor to pay tribute to @pontifex, a man who has truly electrified the world. http://time.com/4301270/pope-francis-2016-time-100/ … #TIME100

    I had to read it twice because I kept seeing “an honor to pay tribute to Prince, a man who has truly electrified the world” 😀 😀

  10. 42 jacquelineoboomer
    April 22, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I just love All the President’s Men! They’re still at it.

  11. 43 jacquelineoboomer
    April 22, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Happy Mother Earth Day, LP, and all y’all!

  12. 44 No Child Left Behind
    April 22, 2016 at 12:09 pm

  13. 46 JER
    April 22, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    President Obama is speaking now.

  14. April 22, 2016 at 12:19 pm


  15. 49 GGail
    April 22, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Once again, PBO gives an excellent answer to an asshole question by an asshole reporter who happens to be British LOL!

  16. April 22, 2016 at 12:30 pm

  17. April 22, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    GA, TOD! Prince’s acceptance speech/set at NAACP Image Awards. Bonus — PBO jammin’ at 5:36…

  18. 60 desertflower
    April 22, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Morning everyone:) Excuse me if this has already been posted..h/t BJ

  19. 61 No Child Left Behind
    April 22, 2016 at 12:59 pm

  20. 62 No Child Left Behind
    April 22, 2016 at 1:02 pm

  21. 65 desertflower
    April 22, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    This is “pro life”??


    Maine Governor Paul LePage (R) vetoed a bill Wednesday that could save the lives of hundreds of people struggling with drug abuse in the state. The bill would have allowed pharmacists to dispense naloxone — the drug that once injected, reverses opioid overdoses — to anyone who may be at risk of overdosing, or someone close to them who could administer it in an emergency.

  22. April 22, 2016 at 1:06 pm


    His comments on Prince:

  23. 67 No Child Left Behind
    April 22, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    …not to forget that POTUS should have mentioned what he ate for breakfast that day.

  24. 69 vcprezofan2
    April 22, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Thanks for the new post, LPlains.
    {I sent you a thank you comment earlier, but found it was still sitting on my keyboard when I returned after playing a game of scrabble – go figure!} 😀

  25. April 22, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    POTUS said that they listen to “Purple Rain” this morning.

  26. 73 JER
    April 22, 2016 at 1:22 pm

  27. 76 jacquelineoboomer
    April 22, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    To quote Prince, “Nothing Compares to You,” Mr. President. How proud to see our confident, relaxed, strong, knowledgeable, handsome, nobody’s-fool, full-of-impact (stop me somebody) President tell it like it is to PM Cameron and the people of the United Kingdom, our “forever friends.” He’s one honest broker. (Take a lesson from that, presidential candidates.) Everything he said was like poetry, including when he quoted a poet or two!

    Thank you, God, for sending him just when we needed him. #AgeOfObama

  28. April 22, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    This collection of Al Giordano tweets is a must read, it explains so much about the failures of the Sanders campaign and the Professional Left:

  29. 84 GGail
    April 22, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    For those who are interested – here’s the conclusion to my Internet saga…
    Yesterday at 4:05p.m., the TWC guy arrived at my front door for my new installation. He made the necessary connections, placed the box, set up my WPA codes on my HP laptop, my Macbook and my iphone. Collected my payment, disconnected the ethernet cord from my laptop, waited while I tested each instrument for connection, and left me with faster service with a company that I am familiar with. I then went online, paid my Frontier/Verizion payment for April, called them and spoke with a billing rep. Stated that I just made my payment, I’ve received confirmation of said payment and now I want to cancel my service with Frontier/Verizon. He asked why & I told him, “I don’t appreciate being sold without my consent”. “Plus the service from both Verizon and Frontier has been horrible, I’ve signed up with TWC”.

    Suffice it to say – I’m happy 🙂

  30. 90 jacquelineoboomer
    April 22, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Ted Cruz is a despicable human being.

  31. April 22, 2016 at 2:20 pm


  32. 93 Allison
    April 22, 2016 at 2:27 pm

  33. 94 arapaho415
    April 22, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    GM/GA TODville.

  34. 97 hopefruit2
    April 22, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    • 98 arapaho415
      April 22, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      GA HF2.

      Amazing to me that a rampage of this magnitude doesn’t even make national news anymore.

      @CBSradionews mentioned this morning, but hasn’t since that early (on the west coast) report. SMH.

  35. April 22, 2016 at 2:51 pm

  36. April 22, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Luvvie has a new post up. It will make you laugh and cry.

    Because Prince Would Want Us To Be Petty Right Now
    Awesomely Luvvie — April 22, 2016 14 40

    Prince wasn’t just one of the greatest musicians of our lifetime. He was also a Shade Savant. The Side-Eye Slayer. He was clearly full of jokes and he also didn’t have time for bullshit. This is why so many Prince memes and GIFs exist. He didn’t throw shade. NAH. He orchestrated eclipses with one cutting look, or a sunglasses shift

  37. 101 arapaho415
    April 22, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    More on the First Couple at KensingtonPalace:

  38. 102 vcprezofan2
    April 22, 2016 at 3:16 pm

  39. April 22, 2016 at 3:21 pm

  40. 108 No Child Left Behind
    April 22, 2016 at 3:37 pm

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