78 Responses to “A Spectacular Friendship”

  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    November 22, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Good evening!

  2. 2 jacquelineoboomer
    November 22, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Did y’all see this?

    • 3 idon
      November 22, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      It’s called doing what you gotta do. I think POTUS and VPOTUS should stay above the fray.

      • 4 globalcitizenlinda
        November 22, 2016 at 10:05 pm

        yeah, people have to understand that PBO & VP can’t say anything else at this moment – no matter what their actual thoughts might be on this subject;

        the activism has to be done by we, the people

    • 5 99ts
      November 22, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      They are too nice – the other mob don’t deserve a chance – dumb idiots. And the media didn’t give PBO a chance. Attacked him from day 1 expecting miracles.

  3. November 22, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    The best of the best, forever and ever.

  4. November 22, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Teamwork is better with true friendship and respect. Love them both!

  5. 8 hopefruit2
    November 22, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    We will never see another Presidential ticket like Barack & Joe – certainly not in this lifetime.

  6. November 22, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    The other day when FLOTUS was talking about Jill Biden, I remember her saying that Jill was more then just her friend, she is family. That is how the Bidens and Obamas are, nothing fake or phony. I will never ever forget POTUS speaking at Beau Biden’s funeral.

  7. November 22, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Well POTUS will pardon the turkey for the last time tomorrow. And Friday FLOTUS will accept the White House Christmas Tree for the last time. Next year the turkey will pardon the turkey.

    • 12 99ts
      November 22, 2016 at 10:35 pm

      LOL Bella – that did make me laugh. I doubt there will be any such happenings next year. What Turkey would want to be anywhere near the next president.

  8. 13 jacquelineoboomer
    November 22, 2016 at 10:38 pm

  9. 14 globalcitizenlinda
    November 22, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    tomorrow, the final Turkey Pardon by PBO.

    I wonder if the First Daughters will join their Dad one more time … he seems happier when they are around to help with “this very important ceremony”

    • 15 vcprezofan2
      November 22, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      I do hope the First Daughters do, this time as young adults standing with their dad to support him as he signs off on this final, really silly activity! [ 😉 Plus, I’d really like to see them together again – it’s been a while, and they look so sweet together.]

  10. 16 jacquelineoboomer
    November 22, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    I always associate FDR’s Four Freedoms speech with Thanksgiving, because of the Norman Rockwell paintings! We still “look forward to” FDR’s choices ~ his words still apply to our vision today.

    “In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.

    The first is freedom of speech and expression — everywhere in the world.

    The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way — everywhere in the world.

    The third is freedom from want, which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants — everywhere in the world.

    The fourth is freedom from fear, which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor — anywhere in the world.

    That is no vision of a distant millennium. It is a definite basis for a kind of world attainable in our own time and generation. That kind of world is the very antithesis of the so-called ‘new order’ of tyranny which the dictators seek to create with the crash of a bomb.”


  11. 17 desertflower
    November 22, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Please no!!

  12. November 22, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    Loved the Medal of Freedom service. Also remembering JFK today and thinking back over the years since his death. Certainly it is a time for reflection of all the great known and unknown folks who have contributed.

  13. 20 vcprezofan2
    November 23, 2016 at 12:05 am

    Made it to the new day! 🙂 Since I’m not sure what I’ll be doing later today I’ll leave my wishes now.


    may your day be filled with love, loved ones, *and* joy and laughter!

    Also, I wish peaceful and fulfilling years ahead for you!

    “Happy Birthday, Carolyn!”

  14. 23 vcprezofan2
    November 23, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Now, after silently spending the day with all y’all, I’m signing off!

    Sweet dreams and …..

  15. 24 arapaho415
    November 23, 2016 at 12:13 am

    GE/GM TODville.

    It’s Wednesday on the east coast, and less than an hour before it’s Wednesday in CST, which is when our beloved Carolyn is celebrating her birthday.

    A virtual something for Carolyn’s birthday — the fluffy-looking pastel flowers in the background are from a couple of 6-packs of Stock plants I picked up this weekend. They’re gorgeous shades of antique-pastel that I couldn’t resist. My favorite flowers are fragrant ones, and these have a wonderful fragrance, each shade with its unique scent. Also featured (L-R) are French lavender, habanero peppers and Lewisia elise (a cousin of Montana’s state flower, the Bitterroot).

    Though it has cooled off considerably (lows in the 40F range), our prolonged November heat wave seems to have convinced some of these plants think it’s Springtime in SoCal. #ClimateChange

    • 25 jacquelineoboomer
      November 23, 2016 at 12:22 am

      The image and the thought are absolutely beautiful, Arapaho! I imagine that Carolyn will love that sweet greeting.

    • 26 desertflower
      November 23, 2016 at 8:05 am

      Morning! Oh, arapaho….so lovely! Lovely flowers, lovely explanation, lovely sentiments for Carolyn:) She’ll cherish this!

      • 27 carolyn
        November 23, 2016 at 8:42 am

        Thank you, thank you, thank you. This beautiful picture warms my heart. You all have been so supportive this year.

    • November 23, 2016 at 9:03 am

      Beautiful stock, arapaho!

      And wishing our carolyn a very, very Happy Birthday, enjoyed among friends and loved ones. Big hugs to you!

  16. 29 globalcitizenlinda
    November 23, 2016 at 12:33 am

    I don’t know when someone decided to use the phrase “White Working Class”.

    Was this one of those poll-tested phrases from some think tank?

    Its usage keeps nagging me because in my mind at least, there seems to be an underlying assumption that others are not working … as the stereotype claims some groups are “lazy” or “freeloaders”;

    may be I am overly-sensitive but that is my impression of that phrase;

  17. 30 jacquelineoboomer
    November 23, 2016 at 12:42 am

    While we’re in a peace of mind segment of our day, may I share this again? Back in October on my 70th birthday, I happened to hear an ad on TV playing in the background … the wording seemed familiar, so I searched for it … it’s from Walt Whitman’s Song of the Open Road. The part that got me on my 70th – as an expression of how I was feeling, happy to have arrived, and that the sky was the limit, and isn’t that a riot? – was “the east and the west are mine; the north and the south are mine.” Turning my new age was giving me a sense of freedom that day, and that comes back each time I hear this! Every time it plays, I close my eyes, extend my arms, and have the sensation of feeling the sun on my face as I breathe in the ocean air. Or something. ❤ Ignore the Volvo part, please. @ 0.13 And goodnight, TODville.

  18. November 23, 2016 at 12:42 am

    No mandate for Trump. Clinton close to +2 million lead, headed for 2.5 million lad.

  19. November 23, 2016 at 1:24 am

    Clinton has now passed the 2 million vote lead threshold and still advancing.

  20. 38 Anjo
    November 23, 2016 at 5:29 am

    Good morning all HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROLYN

  21. 39 susanne
    November 23, 2016 at 5:36 am

    thank you nerdy and all the tod fam for staying present in the Obama presidency–loving every minute, and all of you

    • November 23, 2016 at 6:45 am

      Good morning, susanne and all TODer’s. 🙂 Ditto to what you said. 🙂 I’ve been envious of those of you who have had the opportunity to meet another TODer. Well this morning, I get to do that. Having breakfast with Wanda. My daughter and I are meeting her in a bit. Thankful my daughter is getting to meet her since they live close to each other.

      Blessed day to all. Will call the DOJ later today.

  22. November 23, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Samantha powers>>>> Nikki Haley


  23. 42 globalcitizenlinda
    November 23, 2016 at 8:18 am

    good morning everyone!

  24. 43 desertflower
    November 23, 2016 at 8:22 am

  25. 44 desertflower
    November 23, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Turkey?check Potatoes? check Pumpkin pie? check CALL DOJ!!!! Tell them to AUDIT THE VOTE

  26. 48 desertflower
    November 23, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Four YEARS of this??? HELL NO!

  27. 49 desertflower
    November 23, 2016 at 8:28 am

    If my memory recalls…Tally and others warned of these electronic voting machines! Easy to tamper with…especially if you’re the KREMLIN!

  28. 51 desertflower
    November 23, 2016 at 8:31 am

  29. 52 desertflower
    November 23, 2016 at 8:43 am

    View at Medium.com

    You may have read at NYMag that I’ve been in discussions with the Clinton campaign about whether it might wish to seek recounts in critical states. That article, which includes somebody else’s description of my views, incorrectly describes the reasons manually checking ballots is an essential security safeguard (and includes some incorrect numbers, to boot). Let me set the record straight about what I and other leading election security experts have actually been saying to the campaign and everyone else who’s willing to listen.

  30. 53 desertflower
    November 23, 2016 at 8:51 am


  31. 54 desertflower
    November 23, 2016 at 9:00 am

  32. November 23, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Ryan says he will attach the repeal of Medicare to the repeal of Obamacare with video…


    And if any of you think Obama are hurt democrats at the polls? What do you think that would do to republicans?

    Go ahead Ryan? Please repeal Medicare ? See what happens…

  33. 58 No Child Left Behind
    November 23, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Good Morning TODVille.

    Oh, how I am going to miss these two fine gentlemen!

  34. 59 No Child Left Behind
    November 23, 2016 at 9:08 am

    From TeaNN. BREAKING NEWS: A Nazi sympathizer has been convicted of murdering British politician Jo Cox, days before EU referendum.

    I wish they would come pick the rest of them in the US. There is a legion of them!

  35. November 23, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Good morning, TODville.

  36. November 23, 2016 at 9:14 am

    It would be poetic justice for a Clinton win/referendum after Trump’s lazy winning lap around the office of president. I don’t want to be vindictive but he doesn’t deserve the job. Fitness to run should be a criteria.

  37. 62 desertflower
    November 23, 2016 at 9:16 am

  38. November 23, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Good morning TOD folks!

  39. 65 GGAIL
    November 23, 2016 at 9:16 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our one very lovely Carolyn. Wishing you love, laughter and miles of discovery from this day forward 🌹🌹🌹🌹

  40. 67 JER
    November 23, 2016 at 9:19 am

    That moment before the handshake as the President congratulates Bruce Springsteen prior to today’s Medal of Freedom ceremony. — Pete Souza

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  43. 75 desertflower
    November 23, 2016 at 9:32 am

    And yet….there he is! Reelected. Stupid people.

  44. 76 desertflower
    November 23, 2016 at 9:35 am

    And there’s THIS. Make the call

  45. 78 globalcitizenlinda
    November 23, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Multiple times i have commented here that with the prior claim of Russian hacking & “disappeared” or non- recorded votes for POTUS there was a need for an independent scientific examination of the votes & voting patterns for anomaly. Otherwise, suspicious actions may always be associated with the unexpected results

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