94 Responses to “The Turkey Pardon”

  1. 3 Mary
    November 23, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    This is a small event in the Presidential calendar, but in its simplicity it shows what we all know – nobody will ever do this, or any other, public event better than our beloved Barack Obama. Just the perfect mix of comedy and substance, he never puts a foot wrong, and we got to see his adorable nephews (I assume they’re Michelle’s brother’s children).

    • 4 globalcitizenlinda
      November 23, 2016 at 9:54 pm

      yes on PBO;

      yes on the young men, they are Mr. Craig Robinson’s kids … PBO introduced them by their names

  2. 5 vcprezofan2
    November 23, 2016 at 9:53 pm

  3. 6 jacquelineoboomer
    November 23, 2016 at 10:13 pm

  4. 8 amk for obama
    November 23, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Thank You, Mr President. From rest of the world.

  5. 25 vcprezofan2
    November 23, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    G’Night, peoples!
    May you all end your day with love and laughter!

    • 26 hopefruit2
      November 23, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      G’nite vc. Sleep tite! Don’t let Trump & his hideous cabinet bite!

      • 27 vcprezofan2
        November 23, 2016 at 10:28 pm

        You meanie you, Hopef! The very thought of anyone from *that* group being that close is nauseating, and guaranteed to disturb my sleep! 😦

      • 28 vcprezofan2
        November 23, 2016 at 10:42 pm

        You know what, I am beginning to think Trump is rushing to consolidate his international business interests before he can be turfed out of office, or reprimanded, or whatever. It’s one way to explain the many meetings he’s having that seem to deliberately conflict with previous governing norms, his direct inclusion of his children at higher than usual levels, his suggesting the most inappropriate people for top level positions, and his disinterest in meeting with those ready to inform re a meaningful transition. He seems to be working from the perspective of doing whatever he pleases up front while MSM and observers dither about what’s to be done. After all, it’ll be easier for him to apologize later AFTER his actions cannot be undone. One could say he is ‘smart’ that way. By the time the rest of the system moves to slap his wrist or remove him he and his family will have already set themselves up to make significant financial gains. Then all he’ll have to do is use his normal MO – either drag things out in court or settle for far less $$ than the financial gains he’ll make from the steps he’s rapidly put in place.

  6. 32 whenpamelawandered
    November 23, 2016 at 10:24 pm


  7. November 23, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Good evening/afternoon/morning TOD family. I hope everyone will enjoy Thanksgiving with friends and/or family. If you must be alone, know that you’re with a wonderful person. Take care everybody and stay safe.

  8. 34 vcprezofan2
    November 23, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Bonne nuit, you all! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Catch you early tomorrow IF I’m not called in to work!

  9. November 23, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    The turkey pardoning was so cute.

  10. 36 amk for obama
    November 23, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Puns flew high as President Obama cracked what he referred to as his “corny-copia of dad jokes about turkeys.”

    “I want to take a moment to recognise the brave turkeys who weren’t so lucky, who didn’t get to ride the gravy train to freedom, who met their fate with courage and sacrifice and proved they weren’t chicken,” Obama said — prompting amused groans from the gathering.

    “It’s not that bad now, come on,” he quipped.

    “We should also make sure everyone has something to eat on Thanksgiving. Of course, except the turkeys, because they’re already stuffed.”

    Obama said the tradition wouldn’t end for him personally after he leaves the presidency, or, as he put it, he wouldn’t be quitting “cold turkey.”

    “When somebody at your table tells you that you’ve been hogging all of the side dishes, you can’t have any more, I hope that you respond with a creed that sums up the spirit of a hungry people: ‘Yes, we cran’,” the President cracked at one point.



  11. 42 jacquelineoboomer
    November 24, 2016 at 12:21 am

  12. November 24, 2016 at 1:21 am

    Seriously …..


    • November 24, 2016 at 9:14 am

      Bobfr, Cause they want to try to be miss goody two shoes, if it was the Republicans they would do so in a heartbeat. Look at the NC Governor McCrory, he is trailing Roy Cooper by about 7 thousands votes I hear and he still won’t concede. He is still trying to come up with some way to win, maybe Trump will get Russia or James Comey to help him steal this somehow like they did for him.

  13. November 24, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Goodnight TOD …..

    #FORWARD Together

  14. November 24, 2016 at 2:00 am

  15. 48 Betsy
    November 24, 2016 at 2:50 am

    Vote for Time’s Person of the Year, I voted for Michelle Obama.

  16. 52 nospin
    November 24, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Happy Thanksgiving TOD Family. I hope your day is filled with love, laughter and light.

    • November 24, 2016 at 6:34 am

      Good morning, nospin and all others. As usual, I’m up early (alone time). Definitely ‘under the weather’. Bad cough, heavy chest. Feel rather crappy to put it bluntly. 😣. Frankly, I think my resistance is so low because of what this election has done to me……..and is still doing. With every pick, it gets worse and worse and worse.

      Anyway, enough with the downer. Wishes that each of you will have a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. πŸ˜β€οΈπŸ¦ƒ

      😊😊😊 Highlight last night–seeing amk make an appearance. Thanks for checking in. Miss you very much!

      • 54 a4alice
        November 24, 2016 at 9:21 am

        aww {{tnmtngirl}} Have some chicken soup and sleep if you can. or maybe extra turkey will do the same thing. ☺️

  17. November 24, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Happy Thanksgiving, TOD Family!

    I’m thankful to Chipsticks for this special site…creating a village where like minds, hearts, and souls can fellowship, commiserate, celebrate, educate, and entertain. I miss you and hope that you will come back soon.

    I’m thankful to Nerdy Wonka for maintaining the village so that we can continue to have this place that has become a haven to us. You are very much appreciated.

    I’m thankful to ALL TODers…the regulars, the lurkers, and everyone in between. You are my virtual family and I love each of you for your contributions.

    I’m thankful for President Obama, the inspiration for this site…for our First Lady, Michelle Obama, VP Biden, Mrs. Biden, and all those in the Obama administration who have been a role model to us all… especially to young people. He has kept us inspired to hope, motivating us to be the change we want by being involved; understanding that even the smallest of actions can make a difference. President Obama has made us proud as a gracious, intelligent, internationally respected leader of this country. The Obama/Biden team has raised the bar. And while there are those who are just starting to appreciate the treasure that WE have *always* known we had, we know that HISTORY will recognize President Obama as one of the Greatest (if not THE Greatest) Of All Time.

    TODers, enjoy this day of thanks with your families and celebrate the blessings in your lives.

  18. 56 sherijr
    November 24, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Happy Thanksgiving ((((TOD)))) Thinking of you ((((Chips)))) Grateful to you & ((((Nerdy)))) for all you’ve given to this community. Wishing all of you good food, love and laughter with your families & friends today.

    Something good to share: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2016/11/23/a-church-was-defaced-with-trump-nation-whites-only-the-community-had-a-different-message/

    • November 24, 2016 at 8:25 am

      Happy Thanksgiving, Sherijr.

      I always want to feel that the hateful hearts, although they get more attention than they deserve, are in the minority…that the majority of us are loving and caring. The response of this community helps to reinforce my feeling. Thanks for sharing, Sherijr.

  19. November 24, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to all. Thanks, Nerdy for keeping this place going. Thanks to all the regulars who keep us informed and supported, especially now.

  20. 62 desertflower
    November 24, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I am thankful for Charles Blow…


    • 63 desertflower
      November 24, 2016 at 8:30 am

      from the piece (and there’s more where this came from:)

      You are a fraud and a charlatan. Yes, you will be president, but you will not get any breaks just because one branch of your forked tongue is silver.

      I am not easily duped by dopes.

      • 64 globalcitizenlinda
        November 24, 2016 at 9:48 am

        my focus is also clear, I can never just get along with this demagogue.

        he crossed my red line long ago & the damage he has done in his pursuit of power is something I never forgive or forget …

        he showed who he really is and I believe him … there is no chance for a do-over with me

  21. 66 desertflower
    November 24, 2016 at 8:54 am

    I am also thankful for the truth of THIS. Yes, they need a hard lesson and a come to Jesus moment to learn the truth of who actually CARES about them and who PRETENDS to care! For Republicans, there is no where to hide…they control it all and have no one to blame….shit’s gonna get real. Maybe this is why our President looks calm….


  22. 67 desertflower
    November 24, 2016 at 8:56 am

    You don’t say.

  23. 72 globalcitizenlinda
    November 24, 2016 at 8:59 am

    good morning everyone.

    Happy Thanksgiving

  24. November 24, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Happy Thanksgiving my fellow TODers!!

    Nerdy, I am thankful for the labor you’ve put into keeping this place going, while Chips is away.

    Chips, know that I am thinking about you a little harder this morning. Thank you for creating this space.

  25. November 24, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to our First Family.

  26. 75 a4alice
    November 24, 2016 at 9:28 am

    OK I gotta get going and start cooking. Happy Thanksgiving Day to all of TOD.πŸ¦ƒ

    {{{Chips and Danny}}} Hope you guys are happy and safe this day ❀️🐢

    {{{Nerdy}}} Thank you very much for all the work you are doing. 😘

    {{{TOD}}} and {{amk}} too. Nice to see you

    OK I must take off and cook. bbl

  27. 79 JER
    November 24, 2016 at 10:08 am

  28. 80 JER
    November 24, 2016 at 10:09 am

  29. November 24, 2016 at 10:10 am

  30. November 24, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Good morning, NW and TODville. Sending lots of love to {{{{Chips}}}} today.

    I wish this amazing community of caring people a Happy Thanksgiving.
    Take a moment to bask in gratefulness for all we have in our lives.
    Share our strength and compassion with others.
    And give thanks for this astonishing First Family who have blessed us with their grace.

  31. 89 Bill R.
    November 24, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Expressing my profound gratitude to Barack and Michelle Obama, the marvelous First Family for their gift of themselves in service to our country. Their gift shall ripple throughout time and throughout the world to the benefit of all. And giving thanks to this community of heartful people of compassion and good will who have come together these many years to support goodness and love in the world. Thank you, friends.

  32. 90 JER
    November 24, 2016 at 10:51 am

  33. 91 mtmarilyn
    November 24, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Want to wish everyone here Happy Thanksgiving, I hope your day is filled with love, laughter and lots of food. I tweeted out this morning that we are ready for desert. I couldn’t get everyone’s name on it so here it is for all of TODville.

  34. 92 JER
    November 24, 2016 at 11:01 am

  35. 94 Sam UK Obama supporter
    November 24, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Wishing each and everyone here a Happy Thanksgiving. President Obama was amazing pardoning the Thanksgiving turkey. It has become quite a tradition in our house to watch it just before our dinner and no body does it better than our wonderful PBO. Can’t imagine watching next years, unless I watch a re-run of President Obama from the archives of TOD. This is a truly amazing site and I can not imagine another (excuse of a) man doing what our great leader does.
    Love you all and have a blessed Thanksgiving. xxxxxx

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