The President’s Day


US President Barack Obama walks to Marine One after visiting Walter Reed National Military Medical Center June 21, 2016 in Bethesda, Maryland. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama walks to Marine One after visiting Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland

US President Barack Obama walks to a motorcade to travel to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center June 21, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 21: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama walks to Marine One after visiting wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on June 21, 2016 in Bethesda, MD. (Photo by Joshua Roberts - Pool/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 21: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama walks to Marine One after visiting wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on June 21, 2016 in Bethesda, MD. (Photo by Joshua Roberts - Pool/Getty Images)


U.S. President Barack Obama boards Marine One after visiting wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, M.D., U.S. on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Photographer: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

<> on June 21, 2016 in Washington, DC.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 21: U.S. President Barack Obama return to the White House June 21, 2016 in Washington, DC. Obama spent the afternoon visiting wounded members of the U.S. military at the Walter Reed Medical Center. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

114 Responses to “The President’s Day”

  1. 1 GGail
    June 21, 2016 at 6:46 pm


  2. 13 Nerdy Wonka
    June 21, 2016 at 6:51 pm

  3. 17 GGail
    June 21, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    NW, thank you, thank you, thank you! ❤

  4. June 21, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    More from the new O’house!

    Prettyfoot – http://i67.tinypic.com/a9miko.jpg

  5. 32 cd4biden
    June 21, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    A bit off topic, but such good news, especially for those of us on the West Coast. PG&E will be closing Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant by 2025, thus making California nuclear free!! And the amount of energy it now creates will be replaced by a focus on renewable energy.

    And this is especially important to us because this power plant sits right on top of 4 earthquake faults including the infamous San Andreas Fault. We do not need a Fukushima experience in California.

    This has been a very, very long struggle to achieve, but it has finally happened. Those working on this issue never gave up, never took their eye off the prize. And, finally, they have achieved their goal. So we may need to keep this story in mind as we continue to again and again and again try to get things like laws about background checks for guns enacted. Never give up!


    • 33 nathkatun7
      June 21, 2016 at 9:38 pm

      Great news! Thank you, CD, for sharing it!

    • June 21, 2016 at 10:39 pm

      Fantastic! What glorious good news, cd4biden! Excellent point you make, that I need to hear again and again. There’s the long game, and we must play it with courage and determination and belief in success, even when it doesn’t seem possible. Our POTUS got that a long time ago, and models it daily. I love knowing this, and thank you for shining the light on it.

  6. 35 Ahero62
    June 21, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Beautiful ladies! I wish I could’ve joined you!! This place TOD has made lasting friendships. Thank you Chips and you are lighting candles for your mom. Thank you Nerdy for helping out. Much appreciation from California.

  7. 40 donna dem 4 obama
    June 21, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    My goodness!!

  8. 41 mtmarilyn
    June 21, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Good afternoon All of TODville. I finally arrived home at 10am this morning. Just had an extra night in Denver when they cancelled my flight due to weather over Colorado. Because it had to do with weather the airlines offers no monetary help. They do have a package for those of us with no suitcases. Now I remember why I always carried extra toiletries with me when I traveled all the time. I didn’t this time. Lesson for all to remember .
    NW thank you for keeping TOD going. Our hearts and prayers are with Chips, her mother and her family. Many of us have been thru this, it is not east, but the blessing that you are with her will always be with you.

    Jazizz2, those pictures are so great. What a time we hall had. I will be putting some more pictures on too now that I am back.

    • 42 GGail
      June 21, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      Marilyn, I’m so glad you’re finally home. 🙂
      Email me my pictures woman!!!! ❤

    • June 21, 2016 at 8:40 pm

      Marilyn, so thankful you are home safe and sound. Secret for if there is ever a “next time,” although the airlines are NOT required to put you up, if you discreetly speak with the head of customer relations, hotel, food, and cab vouchers can be miraculously be provided…

    • 45 cd4biden
      June 21, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      mtmarilyn, so glad to hear you are finally safe at home. It was so wonderful to meet you, and I look forward to getting together with you again. For now I look forward to seeing some of the photos of our adventure.

  9. 46 Obama Grandmama
    June 21, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    I want to express my prayers to comfort you, Chips and your Mother. My Mom died a couple of years ago from cancer and although it was hard I was glad she was at peace joining my Dad. I was fortunate to have been able to spend part of every day with her in her last few years. You will treasure the time you were with her and know you did everything you were able to do for her.

  10. 47 Ladyhawke
    June 21, 2016 at 7:25 pm

  11. June 21, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    On Friday evening, we dined at Old Ebbitt’s Grill, the food, atmosphere, and especially the company were great! OBE was one of my favorite lunch spots; it’s been at least 25 years since I was last there… Thanks, Donna!

    PurpleShoesLA and GGail provided favors for our dinner party — THANKS, Ladies! We all ❤ them!

  12. 49 arapaho415
    June 21, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    GE TODville.

    Looks like TOD favorite @VP and @DrBiden are now in Ireland (knew they were going this month, didn’t realize it happened today).


  13. June 21, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Those pictures of POTUS are fabulous 🙂

  14. June 21, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Feeling nostalgic…

  15. 54 Ladyhawke
    June 21, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Occasionally when Donald Trump misspeaks, he accidently points the way to a larger truth; a kind of Kinsley gaffe born less of momentary confusion than of accidentally taking a really bad argument to its inevitable conclusion. Just as his inadvertent pledge to criminally punish women who had abortions was immediately renounced by members of his party, even though it was the logical extension of their own policies, so too, his recent push-me-pull-you on gun rights accidentally shed some useful light upon the unbound “guns everyplace” logic of the National Rifle Association.
    So here’s the irony of Trump’s gun gaffe: Only the world’s greatest narcissist could claim that each of these unpredictable actors would be rendered instantly harmless by the existence of your own omnipotent self with a gun. That’s how he plans to fix the economy and halt terror: omnipotence. But it seems unfair in the extreme to ask Trump to apologize for accidentally telling that story: It is, after all the logical endpoint of the NRA’s argument that when you—magical, powerful you—become the good guy with the gun, everyone else just falls quietly away.

  16. 55 desertflower
    June 21, 2016 at 8:08 pm


    In Texas on Friday, less than a week after the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history left 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida dead, Trump spooled out a version of the standard “good guy with a gun” conservative response to modern mass shootings. Thundered Trump, in reference to the patrons of the Pulse nightclub: “If some of those wonderful people had guns strapped right here—right to their waist or right to their ankle … and one of the people in that room happened to have it and goes ‘boom, boom,’ you know what? That would have been a beautiful, beautiful sight, folks.”

    Beautiful indeed. Of course there was an off-duty cop, Adam Gruler, working as security at the club that night, who engaged in a brief firefight with the shooter before retreating and calling for backup. And of course there was an armed guard at the shooting incident in Tucson that almost killed Gabby Giffords, a guard who almost ended up killing an innocent man instead of the shooter. But in Trump’s telling, if only bar patrons had all been packing heat, gunfight “beauty” would have ensued.

  17. 56 Nena20409
    June 21, 2016 at 8:22 pm

  18. 57 donna dem 4 obama
    June 21, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    We just had a torrential rain here in the DC area. This is the metro station this evening.

    • 58 mtmarilyn
      June 21, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      Boy, am I glad it didn’t do that when we were there. That’s scary.

      • 59 cd4biden
        June 21, 2016 at 9:55 pm

        Yikes. Doesn’t look like my measly umbrella would have helped at all. Wow! Also glad none of us was flying into the airport when that happened.

    • 60 vcprezofan2
      June 21, 2016 at 10:04 pm

      Eeeek! Wonder if that was around the time I was sitting in the plane on the tarmac at Dulles. My 11:50am flight did not leave until after 2:00pm because of a thunderstorm. The pilot even tried to get us rerouted but was unsuccessful. Naturally, I was glad they made us wait; we could watch some of the rain coursing down the windows and when we did get the okay to take off the flight was extremely rocky in parts. Thank you ever so much, Ms DD, for arranging the weather in such an advantageous fashion – at the start and at the end of our visit, but great walking/touring weather in the middle. 🙂 🙂 🙂

      • 61 mtmarilyn
        June 21, 2016 at 10:48 pm

        It is truly unbelievable how wonderful the weather was for us. I do believe Donna ordered it special just for us.

        Glad they held the plane during the storm. We want want all of us to get home safely. I think we all made it.

  19. 62 hopefruit2
    June 21, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Does anyone have $2,500 and clueless as to what to do with it?!? By all means, here’s an idea!

  20. June 21, 2016 at 8:29 pm

  21. 66 hopefruit2
    June 21, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    • 68 jacquelineoboomer
      June 21, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      … sounds like they’re either planning a coup or feel they’ll need to bring in the “men in white coats” soon. Dad’s off the rails, and it finally hit ’em.

  22. June 21, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Mark Cuban ‏@mcuban Jun 8
    1) I expect @realDonaldTrump to try to calm down. He doesn’t have the cash to fund his campaign, he needs to appease donors quickly

    2) he had less than 165mm in cash and falling for a campaign that will cost 750mm or more. He will have to grovel for that cash and will

    3) the real fun/drama will come from all the “hidden” videos from his private fundraisers. He will say what they want to hear. Get ready !

    4)the real “index” for this election will be RNC vs DNC fundraising.RNC will need less $ for POTUS but much more downstream to counter Trump

    5) the reality is that @realDonaldTrump will be MORE beholden to donors than @HillaryClinton because his fund raising is so far behind

  23. June 21, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    They broke TicketMaster this morning.

  24. June 21, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    LOL…The Queen tweets….

  25. June 21, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Jon Ward ‏@jonward11 5h5 hours ago

    evangelical in meeting with Trump says he talks to Christians like a person who just bought Rosetta stone and is practicing for first time

  26. June 21, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    I can’t wait for James Corden, I am just waiting to see what songs FLOTUS will be singing and when that show will be airing. Can’t wait.

  27. June 21, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    • 78 cd4biden
      June 21, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      Articles like these make me nuts. I think they are written to turn off voters, to make them think why should I even bother voting? And, yes, these restrictions will make it that much harder for a Democratic candidate to win the presidency, but it’s not impossible. What these restrictions really do is hurt the down ticket races in these states, and that is the tragedy. But for the Presidency this article is misleading.

      If you look at the electoral votes for these 17 states with new restrictions and the way in which these states have traditionally voted in the past, you will see that 11 of these states always vote Republican. So their staying Republican is not going to change anything. Of the remaining 6 states with new restrictions, 5 are traditionally swing states (NH,NC,OH,VI,WI), and 1 is a Democratic state(RI).

      Now if you look at the total of the electoral votes for all the remaining states that always go Democratic you see their electoral votes total 233, and a candidate only needs 270 votes, or 37 more, to win the presidency.

      There are 4 states that are traditionally swing states (CO, FL, IA, NV), with a total of 50 electoral votes, that are not included in this list of 17 states with new restrictions. If Dems get Florida (29) and Nevada (6) that gives them 35 more votes. So they would only need to hold onto Rhode Island (4) or pick up swing state New Hampshire (4), and they clinch the Presidency. With the large latino populations in FL and NV it is likely they will swing Democratic in this election. The other 2 swing states not already included in these calculations are CO (9) and IA (6). Again, win either one of these states and you will have a Democratic President.

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    June 21, 2016 at 9:08 pm


  32. June 21, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Trump Threatens to Abandon the RNC
    Paryt Devastated by Trump’s fundraising start
    June 21, 2016

    “As top Republicans expressed astonishment and alarm over Donald Trump’s paltry campaign fundraising totals, the presumptive nominee blamed party leaders Tuesday and threatened to rely on his personal fortune instead of helping the GOP seek the cash it needs,” the Washington Post reports.

    “Such a move would effectively amount to abandonment of the Republican National Committee and the rest of the GOP ticket, which relies on the presidential nominee to help raise hundreds of millions to fund a national field organization for the fall elections.”

  33. June 21, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    GE TOD. Still have Chips in my thoughts & prayers….thanks again Nerdy for holding down the fort!

    Full interview tomorrow:

  34. June 21, 2016 at 9:12 pm

  35. June 21, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Ok, so the RNC put out that it was a “false narrative “, comparing Hillary’s cash on hand with Trump’s. That Trump had financed his campaign, and “If he wanted to get that number up in two seconds. He just strokes a check and it’s up. ”

    A poster at BJ thinks that this is the RNC running the bus over Trump. Giving the signal to the donors that they will not be asked to give money to Trump. But the RNC will take it for downballot races.


  36. 98 99ts
    June 21, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    So suddenly MSNBC have discovered what the media/GOP have created & it seems Rachel is now allowed to call Trump for what he is.
    The GOP has created the concept of running for President to improve business prospects/sell books/get a job based on being a presidential nominee. She made it clear that only the republicans do this.

    • 99 Obama Grandmama
      June 21, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      I was just watching RM and about to post the same thing about her calling DT’s run for Prez as another scam to sell stuff and up his name brand.

      • 100 jacquelineoboomer
        June 21, 2016 at 9:30 pm

        I truly believe that’s pretty much what Trump thought it to be in the beginning … sell stuff and put down the President. Don’t believe he had any idea RWNJs were as stupid as they really are.

        • 101 99ts
          June 21, 2016 at 9:40 pm

          Her comments on Newt, Santorum, Huckabee & a few others were so obvious – yet the media didn’t call them out during their non-campaigns. All they wanted was name recognition and book sales.

          • 102 jacquelineoboomer
            June 21, 2016 at 11:14 pm

            I did hear some of that at the time, but nobody cared anyway!

            • 103 99ts
              June 21, 2016 at 11:21 pm

              The media sure didn’t see it as a problem – suddenly they are worried – probably the best thing Trump has done for the US – attacking the media – he had them all – and just had to attack. Highlights just how stupid he is.

              • 104 jacquelineoboomer
                June 21, 2016 at 11:23 pm

                He doesn’t really “need” any of us. I think the voices in his head told him that. Can’t wait until he’s off the national stage.

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  39. 107 99ts
    June 21, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    And now there is a lady on Rachel saying Trump didn’t win because …… wait for it

    The primaries should NOT be open, the primaries should NOT allow same day registration/change of registration

    So what Berniebots think was absolutely needed for true democracy, the anti-Trump brigade thinks should NEVER happen because – true democracy.

    If this wasn’t the election for the “leader of the free world” we could laugh and laugh and laugh

    But I am seriously weeping.

  40. 108 No Child Left Behind
    June 21, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    It’s unfair to plaster POTUS’s pictures like that in the front page of TODVille! It’s unfair for my health.

  41. June 21, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Thinking of Chips –

    Our thoughts are with {{{{Chips and her mother}}}} today and always. We are sending you both love and the very best light. XOXO

  42. 111 purpleshoesla
    June 21, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    What ho TOD Peeps! What a wonderful, whirlwind trip to DC.Think my sleep clock is back in sync now. Feel so blessed to have met up with such a lovely group of TODers this past weekend. You all are FIERCE!!!!

    For Chips, Mama Chips and Family, encircling you all with light, love, strength and peace. LOVE YOU CHIPS!


  43. June 21, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Hi Nerdy.

    Thank you so much for the hard and efficient work you do here to bring us information. I know it benefits me tremendously, after my 10 hour work days. Thanks, also for sharing about Chips. Thank you.

  44. June 21, 2016 at 10:01 pm


    Please be safe. Thinking about you.

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