155 Responses to “Michelle. Jill. ❤️”

  1. 1 dee
    January 14, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    two wonderful. classy women!

  2. 4 GGail
    January 14, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Congrats dee, we’re twins on First 🙂

    Thanks NW! ❤

  3. 5 GGail
    January 14, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Markets responded to Donald Trump’s rambling news conference on Wednesday by dumping Trump. The dollar and pharmaceutical and biotechnology stocks were sold, bonds were bought and stocks once regarded as out of favor with the president-elect outperformed.

  4. 6 hopefruit2
    January 14, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    We keep talking about Joe and PBO’s bromance, but Jill & Michelle have a sisterhood that’s the envy of the world!!! 🙂

  5. 7 whenpamelawandered
    January 14, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    ❤🌹 🙏🏻 for my brother ongoing, it won’t be much longer 🙏🏻 🌹❤ thank you, TOD, and May God Bless.

  6. 15 andogriff
    January 14, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Still can’t believe it will all be changed next Friday. Very weepy here lately! Love seeing the great friendship between the Obamas and the Bidens….such wonderful, kindred spirits. ❤❤

  7. 16 dee
    January 14, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    My prayer is the man realizes how over-his-head this position is and resigns, quits , etc. Yes that would leave us with Pence, but I’d rather see his face at the post office, etc, much less sitting in the Oval Office, Situation Room than an incompetent, loose cannon DT.

  8. 19 magapie
    January 14, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Pence’s ideology and goals are horrific. But I agree, I don’t see him launching nuclear weapons because he was slighted. Geeeezus! This is so unthinkably horrid it makes me miss Willard Romney……

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  10. January 14, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Love the pictures of Michelle and Jill.

  11. 27 JER
    January 14, 2017 at 8:26 pm

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  15. 34 hopefruit2
    January 14, 2017 at 8:57 pm

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  17. 37 globalcitizenlinda
    January 14, 2017 at 9:04 pm

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  20. January 14, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Two beautiful w omen inside and out. They will be missed.

  21. 44 sherijr
    January 14, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    I adore them both. Gorgeous, good, brilliant ladies. The best First & Second Ladies America has ever had. I, too will miss them deeply.

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  24. 47 jacquelineoboomer
    January 14, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Poetic justice.

  25. January 14, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    had to post this…

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  29. January 14, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    And the Band played on!

  30. 63 GGail
    January 14, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Do we know whether Congressman Lewis plans to attend Jan 20th?

  31. 78 jacquelineoboomer
    January 14, 2017 at 10:04 pm

  32. 79 jacquelineoboomer
    January 14, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Apparently, this guy’s a Republican U.S. Representative for Michigan. I might buy him a beer.

    • 80 jacquelineoboomer
      January 14, 2017 at 10:17 pm

  33. 81 FoxfireTX
    January 14, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Good evening TOD! Nerdy, thank you for spotlighting the remarkable relationship between these two women.

    For those just joining Twitter, even if you don’t tweet it is a wonderful news feed, which is primarily what I use it for. I joined in 2009, almost never tweet, but use it religiously for news and analyses.

    Attended the Indivisible meeting this afternoon and it was interesting. For any of you that have looked at it, it is primarily focused on the federal reps in keeping with the tea party model. There were only 8 of us but a good group and I suspect it will grow quickly. A couple of people who were quite involved in Hillary’s campaign, and some other new people who have not been politically active previously.

    Some of the people that are overall very active are very focused on TX politics as well, and it is going to be a challenge to keep this group focused on the federal level. I suspect I will be the one keeping that focus, but it works as we have quite a number of other groups focused on TX state level politics.

    We managed in a short period of time to come up with our starting point. Our rep is so deeply embedded in the GOP here, she has refused for years to meet with constituents or do any type of town hall meetings. So that is our starting point, forcing her to have to publicly address her vote to repeal the ACA and the other issues that will be coming up. We will be traveling to her office once a week requesting a meeting, intend to increase the size of the group attending, and if she has not committed to a town hall by the third time two weeks from this coming week we hope to have a group of 35-50 and will try to get the press there. She apparently intends to retire after this term so not sure how successful we will be but it is a starting point. It is very different than anything I have done previously on the political side which, for the most part, centered around elections. But it will be interesting. And it is far past time to make these GOP members of Congress have to account to the people that they represent.

    At a minimum, it is an outlet for my frustration:-)

  34. 85 FoxfireTX
    January 14, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    LOVE this!

    • 86 jacquelineoboomer
      January 14, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      Fabulous! Could be anyone, but looks a bit like Linda Sarsour, who’s one of the co-chairs of the Women’s March on Washington. The planners were asking for artwork from around the country. (I’m guessing, obviously.)

      • 87 globalcitizenlinda
        January 14, 2017 at 10:49 pm

        funny, but when I saw this picture, I immediately thought of her …. probably because I know how involved in activism she has been

    • 88 globalcitizenlinda
      January 14, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      wow! this guy is exceptional ….

      note to self: Linda, remember to do and say everything to remain on the good side of Mr. Fairey’s artistic pen/pencil & brain

    • 89 jacquelineoboomer
      January 14, 2017 at 10:51 pm

      I have cabin fever (outside: frigid temps, more ice expected), so I’m looking up everything tonight! (If you say hello, I’ll look up the origin of hello!) Here’s the grand backstory on the grand tweet you shared.

  35. 90 FoxfireTX
    January 14, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Also, just a reminder for tomorrow night and for your dvr, both the History channel and NatGeo are airing two hour specials on PBO. it will be a big night:-)

  36. 93 globalcitizenlinda
    January 14, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    This weekend, I am taking some few hours to write a longer note to each of PBO, FLOTUS, VP, Dr. Biden thanking them for their service to the nation and world.

    Although I have occasionally done this before, I fell that I should take one more time to expressing what their leadership has meant to me and others I know and highlight how specific actions have made my own life better.

    The letters are not a goodbye, but markers of how my life has been enriched by them all and their teams.

    I want my thoughts to be part of the historical record marking this extra-ordinary time and quality of leadership.

    • 94 jacquelineoboomer
      January 14, 2017 at 10:40 pm

      You are a very special person, Linda (trust me – I know things 🙂 ) and I’m sure your letters will be, as well!

      • 95 globalcitizenlinda
        January 14, 2017 at 10:54 pm

        oh, Dear, now you are making me tear-up.

        Having read and shared all your poems here, I know that I stand way behind you in the writing department.

        You have a way of beautifully getting to the heart of the matter such that one just says: “that is exactly what I feel”.

        thanks a lot for your contribution

    • January 15, 2017 at 7:34 am

      Thank you for doing this, gcl. I hope they are so flooded with thank you letters to the Obamas in the WH, they’ll need to create a special place in the mailroom for years to come. HA!

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  38. 99 jacquelineoboomer
    January 14, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Okay, off to make hot chocolate. Or wine. Well, guess I don’t have to make the wine!


  39. 101 Obama Grandmama
    January 14, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    The Fairey’s HOPE poster of Obama in the 2008 campaign is on display in one of the D.C. Museums. It is fabulous. He was sued by an AP photographer that took the original photo much earlier. He decided to go ahead and fight it on the grounds that an artist is not able to get close enough to a famous person to take their own photo. I wish he would have won as an artist I agree with his sentiment. Unfortunately he lost.

  40. 102 FoxfireTX
    January 14, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Ya know, DT’s obsession with President Obama is going to leave him looking incredibly foolish. Apparently, this search for performers is because he is going to try to replicate the Obama “We Are One” concert from 2008. It cannot be done, he can’t get the performers, and won’t have the turnout. The smart thing to do would be to skip it and just focus on Inauguration Day but who ever said he was smart. Instead, he will look like even more of a fool and invite even more comparisons to his detriment.

  41. January 14, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    if true….how pathetic

    • 104 Obama Grandmama
      January 15, 2017 at 11:33 am

      Remember he started his campaign by paying people to fill the audience seats too.
      I remember reading a bragging quote on how DJT attracted investors to his NJ casino by hiring lots of construction vehicle drivers to push dirt around on his empty lot to give an effect of progress to potential investors. It worked. They were impressed and invested.
      It reminds me of the Manila folders stunt at his press conference.
      The visits and phone calls by campaign managers and his kids to Russia are evidence of scheming to me, especially when Don Jr said in 2008 that Russia played a predominate role in their portfolio.

  42. 105 FoxfireTX
    January 14, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    This is incredibly scary. Those who wish to do us harm must be salivating.

    • 106 globalcitizenlinda
      January 15, 2017 at 1:12 am

      and to make matters worse, he is being so vindictive as to fire the people currently in place who would serve as “place holders” until he can find a proper extended relative/friend or person he owes to fill the seat.

  43. January 15, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Goodnight TOD ….

  44. 109 Bill R.
    January 15, 2017 at 2:18 am

    Today I got a real emotional boost. A coalition of progressive groups organized a rally and march at the state capitol building here in Salem, Oregon of solidarity with immigrants. It was very cold 30degrees, but sunny and dry, and there was a large crowd. The signs they were waving were uplifting, like “Somos One Oregon”. It was a very diverse crowd, with more Latinos of course, but so enthused and supportive. Our dem congressman Kurt Schrader was there and outspoken in his support of immigrants and opposing Trump on deportations. A number of other officials and legislators were the, as well as union and business people speaking, with translations in Spanish. I was so moved I was crying a good deal of the time, so touched by the unity and good will of the people. This was the face of the Resistance and it is beautiful in its diversity and oneness.

    • January 15, 2017 at 7:29 am

      Wow, that is simply beautiful, Bill. I believe we are going to be seeing more and more of this activism as the days of Trump fascism roll on. I hope people of all good faith come together to publicly resist. We are going to need each other in a way not previously seen in the United States of America. UNITY.

    • 111 GGAIL
      January 15, 2017 at 9:57 am

      Bill, that’s awesome. I find that being involved gives me a sense that I do have power to help make change. I hope it stirred that in you too.

    • 113 Judith Fardig
      January 15, 2017 at 11:22 am

      So glad you were able to go, Bill R! We had signed up but could only get around by foot and bus in Portland yesterday. Getting to the ACA rally at noon today the same way. Leaving shortly!

    • 114 Betsy
      January 15, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      That is awesome!

  45. 117 Gazelle
    January 15, 2017 at 3:03 am

    One part I don’t agree w/ is that’s he’s going away. But this was interesting:

  46. 119 Gazelle
    January 15, 2017 at 3:44 am

    Just because this makes me smile & we need those smiles right now, & shake a leg, OK?:

  47. January 15, 2017 at 3:46 am

  48. 121 susanne
    January 15, 2017 at 5:22 am

    needing this right now

  49. January 15, 2017 at 7:43 am

    A close friend of mine worked as this guy’s legislative director when he was in the CA Senate. He has his emo left moments about PBO but he is likely to be among one of the loudest voices against Trump in the future.

    • 123 Betsy
      January 15, 2017 at 4:07 pm

      I have met him a couple of times at my school. He’s my district rep in the House. I disagree with him about his vote against the Iran Deal, but I believe his is principled and unafraid and I commended him on his decision on twitter and he retweeted me, lol.

  50. January 15, 2017 at 8:33 am

  51. 126 desertflower
    January 15, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Morning everyone…On this last Sunday with an adult in charge…. WHAT IS THIS??


    Estonia’s foreign intelligence service, the Information Board (EIB), last year listened in on a meeting in an unnamed eastern European country between an associate of Donald Trump and a pro-Putin member of the Russian State Duma, Newsweek reported on Wednesday.
    While Newsweek was unable to say what the purpose of the meeting had been, a “Western intelligence official” was referred to as saying that the surveillance of the meeting was conducted “by or on behalf of” EIB.

    Newsweek made the disclosure in an article about Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential campaign and its creating political division in the U.S. The article, which was first brought to the attention of the Estonian media by daily Postimees, said that at one point that Trump’s inexplicable behavior had led top Russian officials to believe he would be forced to withdraw from the race because of his mental state and apparent unsuitability to be president.

    In particular, Kremlin officials had feared they could not predict what the impact on Russia would be should Trump step aside. As a result, Moscow decided to stop forwarding documents obtained by its hackers to Wikileaks, which had been disseminating them publicly.

  52. January 15, 2017 at 9:36 am

  53. 133 desertflower
    January 15, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Just a mere snippet of what the press did to Hillary during this election….they should be ashamed. Should be. Look what we’re stuck with soon…


  54. 134 GGAIL
    January 15, 2017 at 9:51 am

    CBS This Morning is AWESOME ❤

  55. 135 desertflower
    January 15, 2017 at 9:52 am


  56. January 15, 2017 at 10:21 am

    TODers, you are going to want to track this bill over time. GOP is sneaking in bills without public notice, this one a month ago. We are going to have to be very vigilant and rally our troops.

  57. January 15, 2017 at 10:40 am

    God bless the British:

  58. 148 whenpamelawandered
    January 15, 2017 at 10:49 am

  59. 149 desertflower
    January 15, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Mike Pence is an idiot, but we already knew that.


    Vice president-elect Mike Pence told Chris Wallace, host of “Fox News Sunday,” that Representative John Lewis’ comments questioning the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s win were “deeply disappointing.” “Donald Trump won this election fair and square,” Pence said.

  60. 151 desertflower
    January 15, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Did I miss the answer to the question of whether or not we will continue to have a TOD after this week? I hope so…we need this place for so many reasons.SO MANY REASONS:)

  61. 152 desertflower
    January 15, 2017 at 11:08 am


  62. 154 desertflower
    January 15, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Such selective memory….

  63. 155 globalcitizenlinda
    January 15, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Good Morning Everyone

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