141 Responses to “Environmentalist-In-Chief”

  1. August 26, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Good afternoon TODers.

  2. 3 purpleshoesla
    August 26, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Thank you dear POTUS for protecting our environment.

    Nerdy you rock! Thank you for your indefatigable energy and effort in keeping TOD open for biz.

  3. 12 Judith Fardig
    August 26, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Congratulations to RanMan and Purpleshoesla! President Obama has a stellar record on environmental issues which is why the current bedwetting opposition to the TPP irritates me so much. I get a fear-mongering, fund-raising email from one of my green groups on a weekly basis. Shame on them!

  4. August 26, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    As always, thanks, Nerdy!

    Here’s a little something to brighten our day! Bet Mr. Reed’s class outperforms their peers…

    • 14 sjterrid
      August 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      That was great! Thanks for sharing this, Alycee.

    • 15 sherijr
      August 26, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      Oh he is wonderful – think how relieved, as a parent, you’d be to have your child starting 4th grade with this amazing teacher. 🙂 🙂

    • August 26, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      This makes me SO HAPPY!!!!! First. Year. Teacher. We are going to be okay. Thank you Alycee; best thing since yesterday when you posted picture of you and fellow veterans after you heard POTUS’s landmark speech on race. WOW!!!!!! This is the best. Tweeting and FB sharing. Welcome to the Fourth Grade Go Teacher Go teacher!….

  5. 17 arapaho415
    August 26, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    GA TODville, happy Friday, pretty-much-last-weekend-of- Summer. 😦

    Susanne linked to this in the early AM EDT:

    Check out PBO’s schedule next week…

    He’ll be in the GORGEOUS Lake Tahoe area on Wednesday AND on the same day be in Honolulu for the #WorldConservationCongress speech (colonial adage was the sun next sets on the British Empire — in the 21st century, seems like the sun never sets when PBO and/or @VP travel!).

    On Thursday, PBO will leave for China (and be the first US President to step foot in Laos later on this trip):

    What a schedule!

  6. 18 arapaho415
    August 26, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    And, ICYMI, continuing on the “environmental” theme (posted here yesterday):

  7. August 26, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    . 2.5 billion dollar loan to Amtrak from DOT…
    Uncle joe is announcing it..


    Republicans wil freak out… Even though many ride the train to work everyday. Lol lmao

  8. 22 desertflower
    August 26, 2016 at 4:18 pm

  9. 23 desertflower
    August 26, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    I’m just going to put this here. He hires the “best” people.

  10. 27 jacquelineoboomer
    August 26, 2016 at 4:34 pm

  11. August 26, 2016 at 4:37 pm

  12. 29 JER
    August 26, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    President Barack Obama departs the White House for the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

  13. 38 JER
    August 26, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    NOW: Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Holds Joint News Conference in Geneva – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=1

  14. 40 MadameSoph
    August 26, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Good Afternoon TOD!

    Aside from Nerdy’s uplifting post, here is something wonderful to take you away from the ugliness of the trumpster fire:

    Jon Batiste and the band doing an impromptu performance. It’s AMAZING, so don’t just scroll by and forget to watch 🙂

    (11:09 min)

    • 41 cd4biden
      August 26, 2016 at 6:34 pm

      A riff on Chopin’s Minute Waltz for 11 minutes with sax, trombone, drums, guitar, bass and piano. Really shows the versatility of this group.

  15. 42 Nena20409
    August 26, 2016 at 5:59 pm

  16. 43 Nena20409
    August 26, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    WH Presser by Josh “The Voice” Earnest, full Video.

    See you all Tomorrow.

    • 44 hopefruit2
      August 26, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Out of respect for this blog, and this wonderful thread, I won’t post what I’m thinking right now about John Karl and ABC News.

      Thanks Nena for sharing the video and wishing you a great weekend! 🙂

  17. 46 globalcitizenlinda
    August 26, 2016 at 6:41 pm

  18. August 26, 2016 at 6:42 pm

  19. August 26, 2016 at 6:44 pm

  20. August 26, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Anyone seen the movie “Southside with You” yet?

  21. August 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm

  22. August 26, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    This is from 2013, he has a few choice words about trump…

    The Central Park jogger case involved the assault and rape of a female jogger in New York City’s Central Park, on April 19, 1989. Five juvenile males—Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, Yusef Salaam and Kharey Wise—were illegally tried and falsely convicted for the crime and served their sentences fully. The convictions were vacated in 2002 when Matias Reyes, a convicted rapist and murderer serving a life sentence for other crimes, confessed to committing the crime alone and DNA evidence confirmed his involvement in the rape.

  23. 68 globalcitizenlinda
    August 26, 2016 at 7:07 pm

  24. 69 hopefruit2
    August 26, 2016 at 7:22 pm


    ABC news must’ve gotten that memo – they’ve begun the process of spreading false anti-Obama crap courtesy Jon Karl…

    • 70 99ts
      August 26, 2016 at 7:43 pm

      And John Karl been doing that for 8 years hf – President and Hillary just carry on working for the rest of America.

      Karl’s twitter feed is what you would expect from a Trump supporter. I wonder if any of them realise they would be banned from the WH if Trump were President.

    • 71 arapaho415
      August 26, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks HF2.

      Hmmm, surprisingly didn’t see this announcement in any tweets from the WHPC (I have a list of those who I can identify that attend daily WHPBs, not a comprehensive list of the entire WHPC).

      Can the MSM be any more worthless?

      Speaking of worthless MSM, surprised to get this response from a WSJ reporter:

      1) Why would he bother to respond to me?
      2) Why would he ask me to “report” the facts, as if I were a reporter? (Didn’t see the entire interview, just the clip that Mediaite posted).

      Here’s the clip:

  25. August 26, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    …and the MSM is one of the acts in the circus.

  26. August 26, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Just saw ” Southside With You.”

    Two words: Simply Lovely😍

    Two more words: Two Short😢

  27. August 26, 2016 at 8:01 pm

  28. 80 JER
    August 26, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    V.P. Joe Biden Speech at Amtrak Station in Wilmington, DEL. Aug 26, 2016.

  29. August 26, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    I also saw “Southside With You” today. A sweet movie. The actors did a great job, loved the art and the music. A perfect date night movie.

    • 82 GGail
      August 26, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      Thanks eveingeorgia and Dakota. I hope it has a big weekend box office attendance! I’m looking forward to going on Sunday with jojo and purpleshoes

  30. 83 JER
    August 26, 2016 at 8:13 pm

  31. 84 99ts
    August 26, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Apologies if this has been posted before – but I’m rofl at this one

  32. 88 globalcitizenlinda
    August 26, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    I am taking bets that the “doctor” (Dr. Harold Bornstein), you recall the one who wrote that fake letter for the home-grown demagogue, will be thrown under the bus very very soon.

    why, because history indicates that the home-grown demagogue will leave you unpaid and hanging once you have served his purpose

  33. 89 Nerdy Wonka
    August 26, 2016 at 8:39 pm

  34. August 26, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Thank you jazz …. Good night TOD …. {{{{{Chips}}}}}



  35. August 26, 2016 at 9:13 pm

  36. 95 amk for obama
    August 26, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Insult to simpsons. Lisa & Marge are smart and kind.

  37. 97 amk for obama
    August 26, 2016 at 9:32 pm

  38. 98 globalcitizenlinda
    August 26, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    lots of media people have been in a tizzy since yesterday because Sec HRC pointed out the racist actions of the home-grown demagogue;

    they are mad because now they are being forced to call out gop racism for what it is and not use dodgy terms like “economic anxiety”;

    I don’t know why they were insisting on continuing with the “economic anxiety” crap’

    because statistics show that if anyone could be expected to be “anxious” with their economic condition, then it would NOT be the angry Caucasian faces.

    rather it would be the racial minorities.

    but you don’t see us acting out as if the world is going to end any time soon

  39. 99 amk for obama
    August 26, 2016 at 9:40 pm

  40. 100 amk for obama
    August 26, 2016 at 9:41 pm

  41. 101 amk for obama
    August 26, 2016 at 9:43 pm

  42. August 26, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    NerdyWonka, how do you do it? Thank you for all of it, everyday, many times, keeping us nourished, uplifted, focused, connected, informed, inspired. I can never express how much it means to me to have TOD to come to, early and often. You are a great blessing and I hope it comes back to you often multiplied.

  43. 110 amk for obama
    August 26, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    In my case, it’s 27 years, but who is counting?

  44. 125 globalcitizenlinda
    August 26, 2016 at 10:42 pm

  45. August 26, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Southside With You Turns First Couple’s 1st Date Into a Sweet Romance
    There’s a bit of politics and a lot of glimpses into what the Obamas would become.
    Posted: August 26, 2016

    How do great romances start? In most cases, especially in the days before the internet, there’s a meeting, a mutual attraction or interest, followed up by a first date. And that’s where we find Barack (Parker Sawyers) and Michelle Obama (Tika Sumpter) in the new film Southside With You.

    Writer-director Richard Tanne’s imagination fills in the blanks of the Obamas’ actual first date to offer a believable picture of what that initial outing might have been like for the professional colleagues who would, years later, become the first African-American president and first lady.

    There is a visit to an art exhibit, a movie, ice cream and a bit of tension, and not just the kind caused by attraction. A young Barack tries to hide his smoking habit at first, and Michelle is adamant about maintaining the lines of professionalism. The conflict, a mandatory element of any rom-com worth the popcorn, only serves to make their final kiss goodnight that much sweeter.

    Along the way, there are four notable elements that make Southside With You a film that sets itself apart from other romances:

  46. August 26, 2016 at 10:44 pm

  47. August 26, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Why Tika Sumpter Was So Nervous About Playing Future First Lady Michelle Obama
    The actress and producer of the film Southside With You, about Michelle and Barack Obama’s first date, reveals how she got over her fear of playing the role and why she thinks the film is special.

    Posted: August 25, 2016

    In coming months, we will be inundated with the endless highlights from our first black president’s historic two terms. One of the most delightful developments over the first family’s eight-year stay is the emergence of first lady Michelle Obama. Is there any doubt that she helped spark the #BlackGirlMagic that is our reality more and more every day?

    Over 20 years ago, though, today’s first lady was simply Michelle Robinson, living in her native Chicago when she and Barack Obama had their “first date.” It’s that one day that the film Southside With You captures on the big screen.

    This movie, from the Sundance Film Festival—starring Tika Sumpter of Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots and Ride Along fame, and relative newcomer Parker Sawyers, an American actor based in London, as the first couple—will finally be available for all to see when it hits theaters Friday. Sumpter came on board two years ago, before there was even a script, and is a producer on the film. During promotional rounds for the film, the very pregnant Sumpter sat down for questions following an advanced screening of the film in Atlanta. Here are some of the insights she shared:

  48. August 26, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    John Dingell ‏@JohnDingell Aug 25

    Donald Trump is a two-bit huckster, traveling the country with a fancy suitcase full of bad ideas and stupid hats.

  49. 131 amk for obama
    August 26, 2016 at 10:56 pm

  50. 132 amk for obama
    August 26, 2016 at 10:56 pm

  51. 133 amk for obama
    August 26, 2016 at 11:11 pm

  52. 135 amk for obama
    August 26, 2016 at 11:12 pm

  53. 137 desertflower
    August 26, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Sorry…made me chuckle:)

  54. 138 No Child Left Behind
    August 27, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Such a decent and good man!

  55. August 27, 2016 at 12:41 am

  56. 141 globalcitizenlinda
    August 27, 2016 at 8:57 am

    good morning everybody. have a fantastic day

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