151 Responses to “World’s Best Bromance”

  1. 1 taiping1
    January 15, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Unparalleled in the history of the Presidency. True friendship and brotherhood., Kindred souls.

  2. 3 desertflower
    January 15, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Love them. Thank them for their tireless efforts for this country. I will miss every bit of them.

  3. 4 desertflower
    January 15, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Selective memory.

  4. 6 desertflower
    January 15, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Thank you, Nerdy:) Just wondering if you can tell us if we will have this place together after this week. I would be willing to pay a fee if it would allow us to keep going…..xoxo. Those kisses and hugs were in no way meant to influence your decision:) Sort of:)

    • 7 susanne
      January 15, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      Mahalo nui loa, Nerdy! I, too, am hoping you, Chips, some angel of mercy has a plan for us. Inquiring minds are getting antsy 🙂
      ❤ ❤ ❤

  5. 8 amk for obama
    January 15, 2017 at 11:27 am

    A take on President’s farewell speech. Worth a read.


    A moment of departure is a moment of remembrance. As applause punctuated literally every sentence, Mr. Obama recollected that he began his career in Chicago working with church groups “in the shadow of closed steel mills”. He enacted his biography as the biography of all migrants, renewing America’s openness to all oppressed people. For him, two magic words sustain the miracle called America: people and change, both working through the institutions of democracy. For Mr. Obama, democracy is the force of alchemy which sustains both individual dreams while creating a notion of the common good.

    Yet democracy, he claimed, for all its vitality can never be taken for granted. An act of indifference is an act of betrayal because democracy demands perpetual participation. The ritual of citizens’ participation is the only perpetual machine that keeps democracy as faith and action alive. Living democracy and dreaming democracy helps recreate democracy. The renewal of faith and the reinvention of citizenship are continuous in a functioning democracy.

    The power of his narrative was moving. It was as if he had the vision of the founding fathers in his blood. The audience was touched, even moved to tears as acclamation became a ritual of solidarity. The impact was charismatic, folksy, everyday and one sensed that no demagogue or dictator could achieve this music of democracy which one calls trust. The American dream has moved migrants, refugees, pioneers, slaves, women to organise.

  6. 16 JER
    January 15, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Morning Everybody.

    Trump cancels holiday visit to Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. … He is now planning to visit the museum sometime after assuming office, his officials said. The museum did not immediately comment. … http://nydn.us/2jSZcj4

  7. 19 Judith Fardig
    January 15, 2017 at 11:33 am

  8. 20 JER
    January 15, 2017 at 11:38 am

    • 21 amk for obama
      January 15, 2017 at 11:42 am

      It’s harsh and stupid to blame the kids for their father’s fuck-ups.

      • 22 hopefruit2
        January 15, 2017 at 11:54 am

        I agree. The writer did not need to drag Dubya’s mess into this. It was between the daughters and should have been left at that. However, I do feel that the letter and accompanying pics were more about the Bush girls’ attempt to boost their (and their family’s) image.

        I appreciate all they did for Malia and Sasha – but it would have been better if we heard about it from a source other than them. E.g., if the Obama daughters had published the photos, and spoke of the kindness of the Bush daughters, then it would have seemed more sincere.

        But so far, all the information is coming from the Bush daughters…and both letters they sent to the girls were “open” letters that were blasted through the media outlets.

        • January 15, 2017 at 12:55 pm

          I think they should have kept the whole thing private. They seem like decent women but there’s no need to pat themselves on the back and have the media fawn all over them for writing a letter. Wonderful that they have well wishes for our girls but keep it private.

    • 24 GGail
      January 15, 2017 at 11:46 am

      Yea, I too felt that it should have been a private letter, not an open letter. Good for the NY Daily News for calling them out!
      Thanks JER

  9. 25 GGail
    January 15, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Good West Coast morning TOD family. Thanks so much NW for this remembrance. We will always be able to come back and view it over and over ❤

  10. 26 desertflower
    January 15, 2017 at 11:39 am

    WAT???How about for PEOTUS? He’s a lunatic

  11. 32 JER
    January 15, 2017 at 11:48 am

    petesouza — Hard to believe that I have only six more days to see the Resolute desk every day. …

    • 33 GGail
      January 15, 2017 at 11:53 am

      And I know Pete will make every moment count.

    • 34 proudmemberofglobalzero
      January 15, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      It has been years since I posted here but I read it everyday.

      Just a few questions;
      1) Why did the GOP kill everything in the ACA that we loved and leave the tax if you don’t have insurance?
      2) Wouldn’t it be funny in our beloved President stepped down on the 19th and let Joe Biden have a day as President? It would ruin in the Inauguration, Brumps place in history, and make Joe’s day?

      I am so terrified of the next four years.

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    • 38 carla4obama
      January 15, 2017 at 2:16 pm

      I saw this movie last night. Powerful. I lost it when I saw a picture of MLK with John Lewis next to him. Then again when a picture of Katherine Johnson (one of the 3 women in the movie) was receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama. The arch of history from the fifties to present time is all there. Please see this movie. So proud to be a Democrat..this movie shows us Dems at our best.
      President Kennedy, Civil Right activists (love to Rep John Lewis), John Glenn (a future Senator (D) from Ohio, to President Obama.
      Progress has always been made when Democrats dream big.

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    • 42 amk for obama
      January 15, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      so true toon. the best (or the worst part) is that the safety nets below have been ‘repealed’ by other thugs.

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  17. 46 FoxfireTX
    January 15, 2017 at 12:14 pm

  18. 49 globalcitizenlinda
    January 15, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    As I have repeatedly watched the video of PBO put the Presidential Medal of Freedom around VP Joe’s next, my eyes have also been drawn to the tears that were shinning in the eyes of the Military Aide who handed over the medal and stood beside them …. poignant

  19. January 15, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    It’s coming ….

    Take care everyone … and, enjoy history in the making …. only question is will anyone be around to chronicle the outcome ……

    • January 15, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      GOP was commandeered by extremist forces…all in opposition to the blk man in the white house and what he represented….i believe that the GOP needs Trump to be president in order to be in charge…i think that they plan to impeach him…and have Pence be President…they are on a mission to roll back..every gain made since FDR….

      Elections have consequences

  20. 52 jacquelineoboomer
    January 15, 2017 at 1:22 pm

  21. 53 CEB
    January 15, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    I have a date with my president from 7pm-10pm tonight: 60 Minutes, the History Chanel and National Geography Chanel, woo-hoo!

    Do we have a decision on what to do with the site after 1/20/2017?

    • 54 desertflower
      January 15, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      I asked that question above…No answer yet:)

    • 55 joyfulmeme
      January 15, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      PBO must be a ratings hit. I’ve never seen so much coverage of him. I don’t recall seeing this kind of coverage after GWB’s time ended. I’m loving it and can’t get enough.

  22. January 15, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    It was all a head fake anyway.

  23. January 15, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    • 58 jacquelineoboomer
      January 15, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      Even that was a lie. Really, how are we going to get through this?

      • 59 desertflower
        January 15, 2017 at 2:06 pm

        We just assume from the start that everything that HE says and everyone that speaks for him, is a lie. Make them prove that they are telling the truth.

        • 60 jacquelineoboomer
          January 15, 2017 at 2:14 pm

          Yes, we have learned this lesson today – of course, we should have known, but none of us are wired that way, and the lessons are always a stretch. #Forward

  24. January 15, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Well, well.

  25. 67 jacquelineoboomer
    January 15, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Remember the admiration the whole world had for us on Inauguration Day 2009?

  26. 68 jacquelineoboomer
    January 15, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Nerdy – This post is fabulous. And oh so timely. I shall spend parts of this day pondering the sweet things about Obama-Biden!

  27. 69 desertflower
    January 15, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Surrounds himself with YES men/women that stroke his…..ego.

  28. 70 desertflower
    January 15, 2017 at 2:27 pm



    A US counterintelligence task force was established by the CIA in 2016 to investigate possible Russian funding of President-elect Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the BBC reported on Friday.

    The task force included the FBI, the Treasury and Justice Departments, the CIA, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the National Security Agency (NSA).

    It was set up after the director of the CIA, John Brennan, received a recording of a conversation about money from the Kremlin going into Trump’s campaign coffers, the BBC’s Paul Wood reported. The recording was apparently passed to the CIA by the intelligence agency of one of the Baltic States.

    On October 15, the task force was granted a warrant by a judge in the FISA court — named after the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act — to intercept the electronic records from two Russian banks that may have been implicated in the money transfer, a senior intelligence official told the BBC. Trump was not named in the warrant, but three of his associates were the subject of the inquiry.

    All three associates contacted, but not named, by the BBC, denied the allegations. The current status of the investigation is unclear.

    The BBC report comes amid claims, contained in a dossier written by former British spy Christopher Steele, of Trump’s extensive ties to Russia.

  29. 73 desertflower
    January 15, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    That’s all you need to know . Republicans ARE the death panel!

  30. 75 desertflower
    January 15, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    off to tutor. Brings me joy. We all need to do things that bring our lives joy…bbl

    • 76 carolyn
      January 15, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      I understand that joy df. This past September I started working in Whiz Kids, a volunteer after school reading tutoring program for at risk students in OKC Public schools. Thursdays are my best day of the week. All of us have big smiles when we meet to start. Have a good time.

    • 79 CEB
      January 15, 2017 at 3:37 pm

      They are going to need a large household staff; at the least a housekeeper/cook, two maids, head gardener and one assistant, a PA and a secretary for PBO, and a PA for MO. How many SS are assigned to former presidents? PBO will need more because he is still a threat to our enemies because of his the influence that he will still be able to wield,

    • 83 GGail
      January 15, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      Thanks JER, a few of us were lucky enough to see this house up close from the outside when our group was in DC. The inside is amazing. Thanks!

  31. 84 JER
    January 15, 2017 at 3:10 pm

  32. 85 JER
    January 15, 2017 at 3:11 pm

  33. 87 Linda
    January 15, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    PBO visit to Kenya at age 27. Film done by his sister Auma

  34. 90 JER
    January 15, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    @ShaunKing: If Obama personified Dr. King’s dream, Trump is his nightmare. http://nydn.us/2iuQ2E0

  35. 91 JER
    January 15, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    • 92 CEB
      January 15, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      Our guys will not be letting up until 11:59 pm on 1/20/2017. When PBO said that they would be running out the tape, he meant it.

      • 93 CEB
        January 15, 2017 at 4:09 pm

        Should be: am. The executive families and all of their staffs have made a herculean effort for all of us (even those who “despitefully use them”) that will continue to bear fruit long after they must leave this particular time of service.
        I know that many of the young staffers will be joining the resistance is smart ways that will help to continue to move the country forward, rather than backward in the abyss. They have the knowledge, skills, and passion that we will need. They have learned from the master and will be able to use and to pas on what they have learned from working by his side.

      • 94 susanne
        January 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

        I love this. How many times has PBO said he spends every day thinking about and doing for us, the people? Over and over, and every time I’ve felt a swelling of pride in this wonderful president. Now I feel that pride even more, as he demonstrates again that he is an excellent executive.

  36. 95 JER
    January 15, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    May the ghost of Lincoln chase him out.

  37. 97 CEB
    January 15, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Current research says the best places for Black expats are SE Asia for those who are still building careers; Dubai and New Zealand made every list for quality of life, acceptance and work. I am concerned about Dubai because 71% of the population is made up of foreigners, most of whom are British, and this to me seems a recipe for future resentment and possible instability. I like the idea of New Zealand, common language, world leader in eco-investment and creativity, and their work on recognition and reconciliation in regard to the Maori people. There was an earthquake there a few years ago that they are still recovering from, but things are well on their way. Costa Rica is another mention, but too many white American, Canadians, and Brits (these people never stay on their own damn island) are there. One European city that got high marks was Edinburgh. It is a bit more difficult for A-A people to travel and live outside of the country because many have picked up the prejudiced attitudes of Americans and other Western countries. I never considered an African nation because they do not have that sense of kinship toward A-A that so many want and go looking for (I was never a member of this camp).
    My personal dream is that one day I can just Be. An individual who lives and dies only by the choices I have made. To not have to always be on guard; to not to have to always put other people at ease or to explain myself just for living. In other words, I just want to be free.

  38. 99 whenpamelawandered
    January 15, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Daughter unit has said okay share this here, because y’all are the best of the best. Official launch tba, but pleased to enjoy! Big hugs all around!
    http://www.travelbloggertales.com ❤👏🏼👊🏼

    • 100 mtmarilyn
      January 15, 2017 at 6:28 pm

      Just shared it on twitter and Facebook. Looks like a very handy site. I’ll be anxious to really check it out.

      • 101 whenpamelawandered
        January 15, 2017 at 6:33 pm

        There is a FB page she started in 2012, now over 85K members, same name – fantastic stories on there. This new site is very special, and will be worth watching! Heaps of fun! Not quite aiming for worldwide public distribution tho, but thank you! Enjoy with cuppa!

  39. January 15, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    This is RWNJ extremism gone wild:

  40. January 15, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    From CBS Sunday Morning:

  41. January 15, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Luis Gutierrez has gotten on my last nerve over the years but, like other Democrat Representatives in the House, he has my STANDING O for this:

  42. January 15, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    • 109 CEB
      January 15, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      Once we progressives learn to be and to remain proactive we will not need to be reactive. We need to be in the room where it happens at all times to keep our ship of state from the shoals.

  43. January 15, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Get’n real …..

  44. January 15, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    back to work ….

  45. 116 desertflower
    January 15, 2017 at 7:29 pm


  46. 118 jacquelineoboomer
    January 15, 2017 at 7:43 pm

  47. 119 GGail
    January 15, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    The 4th quarter of the Dallas/Green Bay game is AWESOME!

    • 120 mtmarilyn
      January 15, 2017 at 8:15 pm

      It was a great game. Happy for Green Bay.

      • January 15, 2017 at 8:19 pm

        I was pulling for the Cowboys. Tough lost.

        • January 15, 2017 at 8:45 pm

          I was too. Typically, I’m a GB fan. I so wanted Jason Witten to at least have the opportunity to get a ring. Very disappointed for him. He is from my husband’s hometown. His background is an amazing story. Worth looking into.

          On another subject. My daughter asked about taking 6 yr. old granddaughter to see HF. Remember she is bi-racial (quite dark) and she is very smart and scary perceptive. Still, not sure she is old enough. All the technical and space stuff and not sure she’s ready for the race aspects . I say “no.” Your thoughts?

          • 123 GGail
            January 15, 2017 at 9:06 pm

            Oh please! Release the fear and restrictions and let that young girl see possibilities – now. Don’t handicap her or any other young person with fear. As PBO says, “Dare To Dream”

        • 124 mtmarilyn
          January 15, 2017 at 9:08 pm

          It was a great game. They almost pulled it off.

        • 125 GGail
          January 15, 2017 at 9:13 pm

          Young QB Prescott has so much potential !

          • January 15, 2017 at 10:05 pm

            Dallas offense is just, they have to improve their defense. But Dak and Zeke will get this team back to the Super Bowl. Trade Romo, get some draft choices and improve that defense.

  48. 127 jacquelineoboomer
    January 15, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    OMG. In the NatGeo program on tonight, “Obama: The Price of Hope,” one of the clips (from South Florida, in 2009) shows that middle-aged woman who mouthed, “I love you, Barack” to him, as he approached another audience member. We were reminded she was like a contestant in some Bachelorette special, thus forevermore making a total fool out of herself. Ha! Poor woman was out of control.

    Here ya go, I found it!

    • January 15, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      LOLOLOLz. Girl, get in line with your I love you, Barack.

      Booms, I’m putting you on my short list of hires for our 21st Century Investigative Unit of the All-Encompassing Everlasting Obama Sanity Patrol, Navy Division.

      • 129 jacquelineoboomer
        January 15, 2017 at 9:01 pm

        Ha! I humbly accept your short-list appointment, and, in addition to my first-grade teacher, I wish to thank my favorite hairdresser whom I met in 1965, and oh so many others too countless to mention, who have radically changed my life. For the better. Go, Navy! 🙂

    • 131 desertflower
      January 15, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      So damn corny:) lol….meanwhile, look at the ginger on the far right:) All KINDS of swooning goin’ on:)

      • 132 jacquelineoboomer
        January 15, 2017 at 9:04 pm

        The whole room was packed with swooners! lol

        • 133 GGail
          January 15, 2017 at 9:11 pm

          Like we wouldn’t have done the same thing. Ha!

          • 134 desertflower
            January 15, 2017 at 9:33 pm

            YES.I WOULD:) lol

          • 135 jacquelineoboomer
            January 16, 2017 at 12:04 am

            Back in ’08, as I’m sure I’ve mentioned, I told my son that if Barack Obama came canvassing down my street and walked up to me, I’d keel over in a dead faint … just so he’d know I “died happy.” But I told him I considered Barack Obama “my second son,” to which my kid just kept saying, “You like him more than you like me.” He’s still saying it – said it the other day – Ha.

  49. January 15, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    OHHH MYYY Goodness….

    i apologize in advance if this cartoon offends someone

  50. January 15, 2017 at 8:43 pm

  51. 140 desertflower
    January 15, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Raise your voices on this!!

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  54. 143 desertflower
    January 15, 2017 at 9:16 pm

  55. 145 desertflower
    January 15, 2017 at 9:21 pm

  56. 149 Grab a Mop Grace
    January 15, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    I went to the CBS website to watch the 60 minutes interview that I missed. I made the mistake of looking at the comments section.
    Damn, these people are relentless in their hate. We are all going to suffer because of the Cheeto, but I hope that each one of the haters out there get a healthy dose of the reality of what they had, and what they’re now stuck with.
    They’ll definitely try to blame PBO if something blows up, but the fact that Trump is gonna screw something up is inevitable.
    I’m normally not vindictive, but I’m looking forward to them getting crapped on.
    It does not feel good to feel this way, but I’ve had it. Eff em.

    Obama/Biden Forever

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