Picture Of The Day


Pete Souza: President Obama greets the Tennessee State University Marching Band at the White House following a reception for the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The band entertained arriving guests on the South Lawn.

106 Responses to “Picture Of The Day”

  1. September 24, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Nerdy, YOU are a gem! We can NEVER thank you enough! Prayers continue to be raised up for Chips; home she feels the love we all send!

    ❤ you, Nerdy!

  2. September 24, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Click for a tweetshower that is so ironically true…

  3. September 24, 2016 at 3:47 pm

  4. September 24, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Off to run errands. BBL

  5. 10 Ladyhawke
    September 24, 2016 at 3:52 pm



    Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and Andrew Aydin, Representative Lewis’ digital director and policy advisor, talked about their book, March: Book Three, and responded viewer comments and questions.

    (A very informative and moving interview.)

  6. 11 globalcitizenlinda
    September 24, 2016 at 4:07 pm

  7. 14 Ladyhawke
    September 24, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    President Obama is Officially America’s Greatest Job Creator President


    So, what we have here are numbers that if Obama were a Republican, the press would be fawning all over him, bowing down to his every exhale of non-human breath (recall the press worship of George W Bush for a refresher). But because Obama is a Democrat, and therefor not one to be worshiped let alone credited, we have yet to hear about Obama the Job Creator president.

    This isn’t a partisan analysis, the man has made history month after month, year after year. It’s time to stop pretending this has nothing to do with Obama.

    It’s time to start crediting President Obama and his policy initiatives, including those progressive ideas buried in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus package (as detailed in “The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era” by Michael Grunwald, a must read) as well as Obamacare, which has been a compelling job creator.

  8. 15 hopefruit2
    September 24, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    September 24, 2016 at 4:14 pm


  10. 19 Ladyhawke
    September 24, 2016 at 4:16 pm

  11. 28 MadameSoph
    September 24, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Thank you Nerdy and other TODers who contributed vids and links for all of the beautiful coverage of the opening of the museum!!

    I’m home on a quick snack break from work but I am looking forward to watching and reading all of the glorious YouTubes and articles. I’ve never been to Washington D.C. When I finally make it there, this museum is going to be my first stop (unless I happen to get there before January 20; in that case I will be camping out in front of the White House 🙂 )

    • 30 globalcitizenlinda
      September 24, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      that is Uncle Joe, PBO’s brother & dear friend, one most of have claimed as part of our family;

      did I say how much I love & respect VP Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, of course I have done so multiple times but it never hurts my heart to repeat it

  12. 32 HZ
    September 24, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    This is a hug for the history books for sure. I am so grateful to be alive and see it for myself. HZ

  13. 33 Don
    September 24, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    I really don’t know what to say about President Obama and his speeches, I mean this guy has my eyes water like nobody else. I was at work listening to his speech, and then he goes to the part about his grandchildren and him touring the museum, man I tell you this guy is so special.

    • 34 FoxfireTX
      September 24, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      Agree Don. I was crying like crazy at various points in the speech. But I just watched it again, and this time I laughed out loud at the part about his grandkids. This man soooooo misses the time when those girls were young, he already is dreaming about grandkids when Sasha isn’t yet out of high school! Can’t you just hear Michelle telling him in that tone to slow down, like for 15 to 20 years? I am sure she has no interest in seeing her girls marry and have children young, she has big hopes and dreams for them. Too bad his nieces and nephews aren’t closer geographically, might help him use this energy on them:-)

  14. 35 Nerdy Wonka
    September 24, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Love Uncle Joe soooooooo much!

  15. 39 Nerdy Wonka
    September 24, 2016 at 6:40 pm

  16. 40 99ts
    September 24, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    So disappointing that I fell apart last night and had to go to sleep before the President spoke – but the pictures and tweets are wonderful. Thankyou Nerdy for the best tweets and pics and blog on the intertubes. I find so little about this elsewhere.

  17. 42 hopefruit2
    September 24, 2016 at 7:15 pm

  18. 44 globalcitizenlinda
    September 24, 2016 at 7:20 pm

  19. 46 Obama Grandmama
    September 24, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Just wanted to say that when one of my daughters was living in DC for around six years I would visit her there once a year for two weeks. I would go to a landmark or museum every other day of my visits Besides attending the 2009 Inauguration, my favorite visit was at the Smithsonian Native American Museum that honors my heritage. Knowing how I felt about it helps me understand how much the NMAAHC means to all of you. I loved the AA Art Museum I visited while there. If I ever get back to DC again I definitely will go to the new museum. It looks beautiful.

    • 47 idon
      September 24, 2016 at 7:59 pm

      How sweet. We plan to visit NMAAHC, all the Smithsonians and the Space Museum. I didn’t know there was a Native American Museum . That’s awesome. Don’t we live in a great period of history.

      • 48 arapaho415
        September 24, 2016 at 11:52 pm

        GE idon.

        Hope you’ll be able to spend a few days in DC, which I’ve only been to twice, and both for only short periods of time.

        All the memorials are free and open 24 hours a day, and most of the 19 (!) Smithsonian Museums are too:

        If the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial is on your list, highly recommend visiting at night. Less crowded and the surrounding darkness is appropriate when viewing the names of over 50,000 Americans KIA.

        • 49 idon
          September 25, 2016 at 1:29 am

          I used to go to DC quite frequently on business and did get a chance to visit the Vietnam Memorial which I would love to see again. That was just a fluke I got to go somewhere because except that one time, I never went anywhere except to the work site. Back to the Vietnam Memorial. It’s very serene at night although there are a significant number of people there. It made me so sad because of all the beautiful young souls we lost in that war. At the time, I was in my 50s and I thought Dear God, I’m sure they would have done much much more for humanity than me and yet here I am and there they are. It was very powerful and painful at the same time.

          I watched the PBS documentary on American Presidents and the one that sticks out the most to me is Nixon and his carpet bombing of Vietnam. I could not believe the callous disregard for human life. I know we can be better and do better. but then we invaded Afghanistan and Iraq. I still have hope.

  20. 50 globalcitizenlinda
    September 24, 2016 at 7:40 pm

  21. September 24, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Penny Hess draws the line in Ferguson. White Solidarity with Black Power!

  22. 52 globalcitizenlinda
    September 24, 2016 at 8:43 pm

  23. 56 Nerdy Wonka
    September 24, 2016 at 9:07 pm

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  26. 59 jacquelineoboomer
    September 24, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    In another tweet, he called the Prez “Ansel Obama.” Too cute!

  27. 60 amk for obama
    September 24, 2016 at 9:28 pm

  28. 61 amk for obama
    September 24, 2016 at 9:29 pm

  29. 62 jacquelineoboomer
    September 24, 2016 at 9:34 pm

  30. 65 amk for obama
    September 24, 2016 at 9:43 pm

  31. 76 amk for obama
    September 24, 2016 at 9:45 pm

  32. 77 amk for obama
    September 24, 2016 at 9:46 pm

  33. 78 jacquelineoboomer
    September 24, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Reminder that the President appears on Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” show tomorrow night on CNN (9e/8c), capturing part of his visit to Hanoi.

    And here Bourdain tells the ambulance chaser more about it:


  34. 79 globalcitizenlinda
    September 24, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    the Charlotte police should have immediately come into contact with the family and admitted right away that a huge mistake was made and that Mr. Keith Scott didn’t have to die.

    The admission should have been followed right away with a public and sincere apology to the family and friends of Mr. Scott.

    then called in the community leaders and started working out concrete changes they would make to avoid such senseless deaths in the future.

    with every utterance and action, the police and city leaders are make a horrible tragic situation even worse and in the process destroying any trust/credibility they had with the community.

    • 80 jacquelineoboomer
      September 24, 2016 at 10:48 pm

      Agree. Once again, in my book, the way this has been handled means that no matter what’s said or alleged, or what’s “shown” on video, a vast majority of people won’t believe a word of it. The entire community gets more demoralized, sickened, and worried – and angry – and those in charge know it’s going to happen and could have avoided some of it.

      Worse still, the family lost a loved one. I have pity for every damn phase that the family has to go through, in order to get the truth out there.

      • 81 arapaho415
        September 24, 2016 at 11:42 pm

        GE JO’B.

        Shades of #Ferguson, police chief told so many lies, yet MSM dutifully “reported” what he said as fact.

        Charlotte PD have lied from the very beginning. Until today, I wasn’t aware of the circumstances surrounding this murder, but it was done in broad daylight, #KeithLamontScott parks next to plains clothes police. Even if he was rolling a joint, that’s no reason for the ununiformed police to call for backup and don their Kevlar vests (police chief said it was to ID themselves as PD) and point their weapons at Keith Scott.

        NC is an open carry state, so even if he allegedly had a gun, that would be perfectly legal.

        Worse, next week, NC law goes into effect that prohibits the release of police video to the public — WTF?

        My response:

        You would think MSM (looking at you, CNN) would have learned to investigate claims by local police and #FOP after parroting Ferguson police chief after Michael Brown’s murder:

        From the article, which places the residence of almost all of the protesters arrested in Charlotte as from the general area:

        Todd Walther, local FOP spokesman:
        “I didn’t quote the facts. It’s speculation, that’s all it was.”

        snip /

        “The CNN segment has been shared widely on social media and on conservative media outlets.”


        • 82 jacquelineoboomer
          September 25, 2016 at 1:07 am

          Just back and signing off for the evening, so will read this tomorrow. Sleep well when you get there!!!

  35. September 24, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    • 84 globalcitizenlinda
      September 25, 2016 at 12:24 am

      don’t forget that PBO accepted the 2008 Democratic nomination in Denver on the anniversary of the Dr. MLK

  36. 85 Obama Grandmama
    September 24, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Today I saw a news article alongside my Facebook posts that concerned Eric Trump and comments he made concerning how his Dad came up from a mere million dollar loan from his Dad so how he was just like everyone else. It also concerned millenials.

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  39. 89 jacquelineoboomer
    September 24, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    When Trump found out Mark Cuban was invited to sit in the front row at the first debate, and we know he supports Hillary and was happily doing it to make Trump uncomfortable, Trump tweeted out that he might invite Gennifer Flowers to sit in said front row, as well. The despicable pig apparently did that. Another reason why I do not think I’ll be able to watch the first debate, if any of them.

    • 90 desertflower
      September 24, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      This pettiness will backfire on that thinned skinned moron. 90% of America doesn’t even know who she is and another 8% don’t care.

      • 91 jacquelineoboomer
        September 25, 2016 at 1:09 am

        I got sucked in, but that’s so true. Trump thinks we’re all in his world, and most of us aren’t. Can’t wait for him to be off the national stage.

  40. 92 vcprezofan2
    September 24, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Toodle-di-doo, folks,
    And a ‘thank you’ to you, NerdyW!

  41. 93 JER
    September 25, 2016 at 12:05 am

    President Barack Obama begins to tear-up while speaking at the ceremony. Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

    • 94 globalcitizenlinda
      September 25, 2016 at 12:32 am

      watching the live feed, I saw PBO begin to use his fingers in that characteristic gesture of his I understood that he was trying to stop the tears from falling or rolling down his cheeks

    • September 25, 2016 at 8:00 am

      That is a gorgeous photo of President Obama. He tears up when thinking of future grandchildren. Such a sweetheart.

  42. September 25, 2016 at 12:10 am

  43. 97 globalcitizenlinda
    September 25, 2016 at 12:11 am

    it has been quite a day for reminding ourselves about an often ignored part of American history.

    I learned a lot and I am ready to get even more information.

  44. 98 globalcitizenlinda
    September 25, 2016 at 12:35 am

    • 99 globalcitizenlinda
      September 25, 2016 at 12:38 am

      Dakar is the capital of the west African country, Senegal

      • 100 globalcitizenlinda
        September 25, 2016 at 12:43 am

        some of you may be more familiar with the Door of No Return, it is on the Goree Island, located just a few kilometers from Dakar;

        PBO and family visited there … AMK just had a photo of it here a few blog entries ago

  45. 101 globalcitizenlinda
    September 25, 2016 at 1:12 am

    I don’t know if some of the Basket of Deplorables can get this;

    they will probably make t-shirts with the phrase and then show up for their hate-fest posing to their ilk;

  46. 102 globalcitizenlinda
    September 25, 2016 at 1:17 am

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