138 Responses to “We Will Rise: First Lady Michelle Obama’s #LetGirlsLearn Documentary”

  1. 1 0388jojothecat
    October 12, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Not Furst 😦

  2. 7 0388jojothecat
    October 12, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    YAYYYYYYY, I am first…Oh Happy Day! :):):):)

    • 8 whenpamelawandered
      October 12, 2016 at 9:15 pm

      LOL!! Furst looks just fine on you, JoJo! 🌠. In my struggle to catch up with all o’ y’all, I see I’m missing out on some serious PartayTime!! ❤👏👁👁💟💫👑👑🍾🍷🍸🍹🍺🍻🎈🎈♎♎🎂🎂 ❤ J4O and JO’B – many happy Solar Returns to you amazing women!!

    • 10 vcprezofan2
      October 12, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      *chuckle-chuckle* Somebody’s having fun there, Jojo!

  3. 12 vcprezofan2
    October 12, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Hi JO’B, I’m guessing that even as I’m typing you’re having that extra serving of birthday cake that Steve baked. Enjoy! I’ve been working so I’m behind on everything on TOD, including birthday wishes. :/ Before I head off to bed I’m leaving this here.

    Happy BirthYEAR, JO’B! ❤ ❤ ❤


  4. 15 jackiegrumbacher
    October 12, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Hi, JO’B. Missed the part about today being your birthday. Hope it’s been filled with lots of joy and love.

  5. 19 Ladyhawke
    October 12, 2016 at 9:44 pm

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  7. 21 desertflower
    October 12, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    It’s Jackie’s birthday, too!! Happy Birthday, Jackie:) Many more…hope you are enjoying yourself today…hugs and love to you as well!

  8. 22 desertflower
    October 12, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Stupid ass.

  9. 28 Nerdy Wonka
    October 12, 2016 at 10:03 pm

  10. 29 desertflower
    October 12, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    FLOTUS is a National Treasure:)

  11. 34 Ladyhawke
    October 12, 2016 at 10:07 pm

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  13. 37 desertflower
    October 12, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Gee….wonder how THAT could be!

  14. October 12, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    ~What that leaves in terms of the Republican coalition is white Southerners (actually the white working class men we’re hearing so much about in this election) and social conservatives. While the candidacy of Donald Trump has caused a dilemma for some in that latter group, many of them are hanging on due to a combination of Hillary-hate and concerns about the future of the Supreme Court.

    That is the base of supporters that the Republican Party leadership now has to contend with. The idea that at any point in this election cycle they could have distanced themselves from that minority coalition and survived is nothing but pure fantasy. The $64,000 question these days is, “How does that party go forward after this election?” Right now, that might be above my pay grade.~

  15. 39 desertflower
    October 12, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    • 40 57andfemale
      October 13, 2016 at 10:03 am

      I have to admit, BS has earned back some of my respect. But just a little. The whole “Hillary is a crook” thing was his creation in this cycle; and that anything he didn’t win, was “rigged”. But he’s been pretty good of late.

  16. 41 JER
    October 12, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    NOW: Hillary Clinton Campaigns in Las Vegas, NV – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=1

  17. 44 desertflower
    October 12, 2016 at 10:30 pm

  18. 45 JER
    October 12, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Today. Roxana Giron hugs President Obama prior their walking out together to a reception for Hispanic Heritage Month. Roxana introduced the President at the event. Pete Souza

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  21. 51 globalcitizenlinda
    October 12, 2016 at 10:59 pm

  22. 52 desertflower
    October 12, 2016 at 11:04 pm

  23. 53 globalcitizenlinda
    October 12, 2016 at 11:05 pm

  24. 54 desertflower
    October 12, 2016 at 11:20 pm


  25. 56 jacquelineoboomer
    October 12, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    The accusations around Trump and the lame “responses” that ask why women didn’t come forward when the events occurred (some decades ago) … remind me of Gloria Steinhem’s quote about sexual harassment, which she made back in the ’70s “Women’s Lib” era:

    “We used to just call it ‘life.'”

    It was a different ballgame back then, for many women, who sometimes were “taught” just to put up with it, depending on the circumstances. And the circumstances often included someone in power over your career and livelihood. Of course, that’s often still the case – even with better laws.

  26. October 12, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    So Yemen has been targeting our destroyers over there … & we just responded

    Follow this guy he has many tweets about this attack from the US in Yemen …

    ‏ @cbsMcCormick

    Pentagon: The US missiles targeted radar sites involved in recent missile launches threatening USS Mason and other vessels in the Red Sea

  27. 58 globalcitizenlinda
    October 12, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    • 59 globalcitizenlinda
      October 12, 2016 at 11:40 pm

      I am not a political strategist.

      but anyone with a working brain can tell you that if you know you have a rotten past that you would prefer to remain hidden, then you should never issue stupid challenges like “it is just words”;

      when I heard that I wondered why the homegrown demagogue and his basket of deplorables defending him could not see how infantile this was.

      statements like that are equivalent to waving a red object in front of a raging bull;

      it is a challenge to any serious investigative reporters ….. and he has made a habit of insulting all of them and even enticing his supporters to commit acts of violence against them;

      he and any politician should remember Gary Hart and how all that went down …. at least I do even though I was so many thousands of miles away, watching & listening to US news from a US consulate & BBC radio

  28. October 12, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    I am so glad these brave women are coming forward. They empower others to do likewise. I am a survivor of clergy sexual abuse. When you believe you are alone and ashamed of what happened, you don’t speak about it.

    • 61 jacquelineoboomer
      October 12, 2016 at 11:46 pm

      So true, Bill – and I’m sorry for what you went through, as well. And the stories coming out about Trump are probably only equal to one percent of the total, sad to say.

    • 62 99ts
      October 12, 2016 at 11:55 pm

      So sorry for what you went through Bill. The scars remain forever. We have been having a Royal Commission on child sexual abuse & so many many grown men have cried while giving evidence because of what was done to them – because they got worse if they told anyone about it and because the church spent years covering up for the guilty.

      You have been vindicated in so many ways – I do hope this has allowed you to overcome the trauma and live a long and rewarding life.

      • October 13, 2016 at 12:35 am

        Thank you for the kind words. Several years ago when the priest sex abuse story went public it triggered flashbacks and PTSD symptoms. I decided it was time for me to do something more to heal. I elected not to joint a lawsuit, believing it would not help me. Instead I sought out an Episcopal woman priest who specializes in healing from clergy sex abuse, and who is also a spiritual director. ( I am a trained spiritual director myself.) I went through a process of psychotherapy and spiritual direction and a series of meetings with the religious authorities responsible for the still living priest/monk abuser, culminating in a confrontation with the abuser, telling my story of what happened, and a full confession and apology from the abuser. The process was difficult but very healing. The priest abuser was relieved of all duties and went to a residential treatment center for several months. The monastery/seminary involved sent out letters to all former students inviting other survivors to come forward with the promise of third party advocacy. A system was set up to provide support and assistance to all abuse survivors. So some good came of it. And my life has gone very well. I am happily married for 43 years, and have three wonderful grandchildren.

        • 64 99ts
          October 13, 2016 at 12:45 am

          Thanks for sharing your story. So very pleased it ended well – and as I say so often – grandchildren are our reward for raising children. They make us kind, they make us laugh, they enrich our lives – and then they go home to Mom & Dad 🙂

        • 66 Judith Fardig
          October 13, 2016 at 1:23 am


        • October 13, 2016 at 1:47 am

          Bill, thank you for sharing. So many carry the emotional scars forever; so please that you were not only to gain resolution, but was also a catalyst for change to help others.

          Read “…happily married…three wonderful grandchildren” and LOL! Reminded me of a conversation with my cousin this afternoon; she’s super granny! Her youngest son overheard her talking to some friends about the GC’s; he accused her of have children solely for the purpose of getting GC’s!

        • 69 jackiegrumbacher
          October 13, 2016 at 9:14 am

          Bill, it was brave of you to confront your emotional scars and get help. Not only were you yourself healed, you probably helped many, many others. Good for you!!

        • 70 57andfemale
          October 13, 2016 at 10:08 am

          You are an extraordinary man, Bill. Thank you for sharing.

  29. 71 jacquelineoboomer
    October 13, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Sob. BriWi on MSNBC just said that tomorrow President Obama “officially begins his last 100 days in office.” Say it isn’t so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. 72 FoxfireTX
    October 13, 2016 at 12:04 am

    Is there any woman here who worked in the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and possibly men as well (thinking of you Bill), who had ANY doubt about Trump’s abuse after watching that debate on Sunday night? The reason that every woman I know acted so incredibly strongly was because we all witnessed a large man using his physicality to intimidate a woman. OF COURSE he has engaged in sexual assault if he was willing to demonstrate the behavior of a predator on the stage for the whole world to see! I found it very traumatic, as did millions of other women who have been in a situation where a man has used his size to intimidate us whether through pure physical abuse or as sexual abuse. THAT night he showed us who he is. The only thing that surprises me is how few men could see it.

    • 73 99ts
      October 13, 2016 at 12:10 am

      First time Hillary spoke – I froze because of his actions. He stalked her around the stage like a beast on heat. I was thankful for the presence of the SS agents. I truly felt they might have to intervene.

      • 74 FoxfireTX
        October 13, 2016 at 12:48 am

        Exactly. What we have seen the last few days is PTSD from all the women in this country (and around the world) who at some point have been subjected to some form of male intimidation. It is going to be a long time before this country recovers from this election in so many ways.

    • October 13, 2016 at 10:30 am

      I have never been sexually abused but I recognized it right away. It’s a tactic of all bullies, male and female. I’ve had a few women in my life that try the same thing. I also experienced emotional abuse in my marriage and recognized the ways he gas-lighted, projected, and used other verbally abusive tactics. As my therapist said about my husband, “For him there is no objective truth. What is true for him is whatever is best for him in that moment.” So when Trump says something in the debate and minutes later denies having said it, it makes perfect sense because to say it in the debate is good for him (he thinks) and therefore true. But after the debate when people are angry about it, it’s not good for him so it’s not true. Also like my husband, he is a game player and every interaction is a strategic move in a game. Therefore they cannot recognize when people are speaking honestly with no ulterior motive because everything they say has an ulterior motive and they do not or cannot understand people who are not trying to play games. Despite all that had gone on between us and the fact that I made it clear to him I was filing for divorce, he thought it was just another move in the game and was completely shocked when he was served with the papers. Likewise, Trump does not have the ability to discern when people are being straight with him.

  31. 76 Obama Grandmama
    October 13, 2016 at 12:05 am

    Any sane person knowing his past antics and verbiage would affect his ability to be elected to the presidency of the USA would consider this prior to deciding to run. Donald Trump may not be sane. His privileged narcissistic personality probably shields him from having any form of common sense. Add authoritarian pathological liar and wealth to the description causing us to see that sanity and common sense does not register as an attribute for the Donald.

    • 77 jacquelineoboomer
      October 13, 2016 at 12:14 am

      Well said!

    • 78 jackiegrumbacher
      October 13, 2016 at 9:23 am

      OG, DT’s emotional insecurity compelled him to enter the race because he had been humiliated publicly by PBO at the WHCD. Given his supreme arrogance, he thought he could bluff and bully his way through to the presidency as he has bluffed and intimidated all his life. And look how well he succeeded against those weak opponents in the Republican primary. I remember him saying last summer that Hillary would be easy to beat and I’m sure he considered that she would fold under the strength of his scorn and overall magnificence. It is probably blowing all his emotional fuses to face the very real possibility that he will be bested by a woman.

  32. 80 jacquelineoboomer
    October 13, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Goodnight, TODville. Oh, and:

    • 81 99ts
      October 13, 2016 at 12:40 am

      g’nite JoB – sleep well – the US women have done what the men could not or would not do – I believe it was the sight of donald stalking at the debate that convinced the increasing number of women to tell their stories.

      Sleep knowing what you all have done & be proud and thankful. You are all keeping PBO’s dream alive.

  33. 83 amk for obama
    October 13, 2016 at 12:20 am

    hi, waving from abu dhabi airport

  34. 91 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2016 at 12:42 am

    how quickly the media forgets that a few years ago they were running stories about PBO not wearing his wedding ring for a number of weeks;

    if i recall correctly, he had to have his ring re-sized or repaired then;

    now I see the same media is writing a full article about why he had to take his ring off before shaking hands in NC;

    queue the conspiracy theorists and rightwingers ….

    • 92 99ts
      October 13, 2016 at 12:49 am

      If they had studied Trump as well as they study PBO, Hillary may have had a viable opponent. Probably as well they were so rapt in the pretend billionaire.

      As for the conspiracy theorists and rightwingers – no-one much interested in them anymore. I need to go find my post from June/July when I said Trump would be lucky to get to 30%.

  35. 93 amk for obama
    October 13, 2016 at 12:47 am

    gotta go. see ya later

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  37. October 13, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Good morning TOD 🙂

    Will post updates later, but thought this was a better way to say hi on Thursday 13 Oct ….. bbl …


  38. October 13, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Please share with all your networks.

  39. 100 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2016 at 8:12 am

    • 101 globalcitizenlinda
      October 13, 2016 at 8:15 am

      in his Twitter TL Mr. Willis also has some funny stuff about why the gop senate should hurry up and confirm Judge Garland … I had a few minutes of chuckling

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  42. October 13, 2016 at 8:49 am

    • 107 arapaho415
      October 13, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      GA SBG.

      Late (as usual) here, but this is a remarkable, life-affirming video.

      “Nineteen years I’ve been waiting for this moment…” and his daughter (about the same age as when the man was saved, about 5 years old) too sweet and cute.

      My goodness, how wonderful — Twitter handle says it all “faith in humanity.’

      Thank you for posting. 🙂

  43. October 13, 2016 at 8:53 am

  44. October 13, 2016 at 9:02 am

    I don’t suspect he’ll be hurting.


    Mr. Stumpf won’t receive a severance package, the bank said. The board, at Mr. Stumpf’s own recommendation, had previously decided he should relinquish $41 million in unvested equity, one of the biggest-ever forfeitures of pay by a bank chief. He still retires with tens of millions of dollars earned during roughly 35 years at the bank.

  45. 110 JER
    October 13, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

    Vice President Joe Biden gets serious calling out Donald Trump’s recent leaked-tape comments and past behavior as the textbook definition of sexual assault. VP Biden calls Donald Trump’s lewd language and behavior an Abuse of Power.

  46. 112 desertflower
    October 13, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Morning everyone! If you can, please send a donation her way!! We NEED her!!

  47. 113 desertflower
    October 13, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Because of COURSE he does!

  48. 114 desertflower
    October 13, 2016 at 9:31 am


  49. 115 desertflower
    October 13, 2016 at 9:33 am

  50. 116 GGAIL
    October 13, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Good West Coast morning TOD family.
    Last night I worked at a Latino phonebank that just started up in Eagle Rock/Highland Park area. Good people, good food, good coffee 😎

  51. October 13, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Unfortunately, not many more days before this becomes reality ….

    …. as all indications are that the move to liberate Mosul from DAESH will happen soon ….

  52. October 13, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Yes, Putin is a very dangerous tyrant ….

  53. 124 desertflower
    October 13, 2016 at 9:40 am

    LOL….These guys will do anything for a buck. Wonder if they realize they will never get paid…. 🙂


    • 125 Gazelle
      October 13, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      DL, this is too funny! What school did this chump attend? Really weird use of “per se”! “…. and constitutes libel per se.”

  54. October 13, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Enough with the news, except for a little Ava update ….

    Take care everyone …. bbl …


  55. 128 JER
    October 13, 2016 at 9:51 am

  56. 129 desertflower
    October 13, 2016 at 9:56 am

  57. 130 desertflower
    October 13, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Morning, Michigan!

  58. October 13, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Good morning, NW and TODville. Today’s inspiration:

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  60. 135 JER
    October 13, 2016 at 10:12 am

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