Thank You, FLOTUS

121 Responses to “Thank You, FLOTUS”

  1. 1 susanne
    January 18, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    And thank you Nerdy ❤

  2. 2 amk for obama
    January 18, 2017 at 8:43 pm


    ‘Inspiring, determined, kind’: Who are these London schoolgirls describing?


  3. 4 Nerdy Wonka
    January 18, 2017 at 8:48 pm

  4. 8 Nerdy Wonka
    January 18, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    The sheer ignorance from top to bottom is astounding.

    • 9 pkayden
      January 19, 2017 at 8:12 am

      Trump is intentionally appointing horribly unqualified individuals to various key cabinet positions so he can destroy government, which is a longterm Conservative goal. Hoping that Democratic Senators do the right thing and vote against them even if their votes aren’t enough to stop the confirmations.

  5. January 18, 2017 at 8:58 pm

  6. January 18, 2017 at 8:59 pm

  7. 20 CEB
    January 18, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    We will be less safe than we have ever been on 1/20/2017. All of our enemies, everyone who wants to do us harm from outright killings as many of us as possible to ending our influence (62 million voters helped to bring this about) around the world. This clown is scrapping the bottom of the barrel to fill important positions.Left unchecked, their ignorance, arrogance, and greed will be our downfall.

  8. January 18, 2017 at 9:04 pm

  9. 28 JER
    January 18, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Increase the number or reporters? What could possibly be alarming about that?

    • 29 sherijr
      January 18, 2017 at 9:32 pm

      whoa- to Keith, good job! Seriously… I did not know about this Gannon person. And the heads-up on “more reporters”- gop always trying to pull the wool over folk’s eyes. Unbelievable stuff. Thank you JER

  10. January 18, 2017 at 9:10 pm

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  12. 35 JER
    January 18, 2017 at 9:18 pm

  13. 38 MadameSoph
    January 18, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    My last try for tonight:

  14. 41 jacquelineoboomer
    January 18, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Somebody tweeted that the T-rumps will dance to Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” at some ball somewhere … so I went to look to see how Nancy Sinatra felt about it. She hasn’t commented on that, yet, but I know she’s a strong Democrat and her T/L has several tweets about her appreciation for Mrs. Obama and our dear President. And this one, which made me laugh:

  15. January 18, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Love the picture of POTUS and FLOTUS standing there on the balcony looking at the Washington Monument

  16. 47 MadameSoph
    January 18, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Hi TOD,

    I wrote a lengthy love letter to you all, thanking each of you by name, from Chips our founder, to Nerdy our current Blogger in Chief, to even AMK.

    I thanked each participant, frequent and occasional, personally, for what each of you has brought to me through your participation in this epic, unforgettable, historical blog.

    Unfortunately, Word Press has prevented me posting it in seemingly any fashion or from any device.

    I am sad that I must give up sharing my individual and heartfelt thanks with you all, but, the main point of my post was to say that, thanks to this place and each of your contributions, big and small, I did not miss a minute, not a law passed, not an executive order, not a picture, not a YouTube, not a press conference, not a state dinner, not one bad-assed, elegant, brilliant, funny, touching and life-changing moment of this amazing Presidency.

    For that I am grateful to you all,

    I will be following PBO in whatever he does in the future and will be praying and sending light to all those working toward a more compassionate, tolerant, inclusive, prosperous, just and loving world. I know my fellow TODers will be among them.

    God bless each and every one of you,
    With love and thanks,

  17. 75 desertflower
    January 18, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Scott has done great work here. Watch this space. He’s connecting the dots.

  18. 77 Bill R.
    January 18, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    God bless and keep you all, TODers, now and always!

  19. 79 FoxfireTX
    January 18, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    So I posted on the last thread about some Springsteen thing at the WH on January 12 with the 15 song playlist. Turns out he did a private concert to thank the Obama staff for all of their work these last eight years. So sweet. Thank you Bruce!


  20. 80 FoxfireTX
    January 18, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    • 81 susanne
      January 18, 2017 at 10:48 pm

      plus the new chief executive will be on vacation– perhaps stealing the election turned out to be something like stealing a sleeping tiger?

    • 82 jacquelineoboomer
      January 18, 2017 at 10:48 pm

      How’s that for an understatement: “Seems odd.”

      Thinking he meant T-rump could be planning on not having an actual Executive “branch.”

  21. 83 jacquelineoboomer
    January 18, 2017 at 10:47 pm

  22. 86 jacquelineoboomer
    January 18, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Something for everybody, looks like. 🙂

  23. 89 whenpamelawandered
    January 18, 2017 at 11:45 pm


  24. 90 jacquelineoboomer
    January 18, 2017 at 11:59 pm

  25. 91 No Child Left Behind
    January 19, 2017 at 12:06 am

    There is much truth in that article. The same purity that sent some Democrats away from HRC because she wasn’t progressive enough, at la Sanders.

    • 92 cos
      January 19, 2017 at 12:34 am

      With Sanders calling the shots, Democrats may never regain power. This is just the way I feel. The damage done during the primaries will be with us for awhile.

    • January 19, 2017 at 4:55 am

      This piece really thoroughly captures the anger most people feel about all this.
      But I do object to the part about people who deserve to have their heads bashed in. That is off the rails.

  26. 95 jacquelineoboomer
    January 19, 2017 at 12:30 am

  27. January 19, 2017 at 12:38 am

    Goodnight TOD …..

  28. 101 CEB
    January 19, 2017 at 12:54 am

    Just watched the National Geographic special, Sea of Hope: America’s Underwater Treasure that featured PBO. It may show again or it may be on YouTube soon. I also watched via YouTube, the CNN special on Michelle that originally aired 1/13/2017. It was well done without snark or qualifiers.

  29. 102 jacquelineoboomer
    January 19, 2017 at 12:56 am

    Goodnight, Nerdy, TODville, and all the ships at sea (still under the command of President Barack H. Obama!!!!) ❤

  30. 104 FoxfireTX
    January 19, 2017 at 1:48 am

    Just checked the cspan coverage for confirmation hearings, AND the Women’s March is scheduled to be broadcast all day on Saturday!

    • 105 CEB
      January 19, 2017 at 8:20 am

      Thanks so much for the info. will be recording while I am out and about to enjoy later in the evening. This is awesome!

  31. 106 Gazelle
    January 19, 2017 at 2:20 am

    Ambassador Samantha Powers was on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah tonight. She’s is awesomeness. It’s worth watching. I’ll try & post the video when it’s available. Hey Bobfr, this one’s for you, especially. 🙂

  32. 107 susanne
    January 19, 2017 at 3:21 am

    Here’s a slide show of FLOTUS’ outfits from J.Crew– all wonderful pictures of her, and beautiful examples of her exquisite grace and style.

  33. 108 susanne
    January 19, 2017 at 4:49 am

    good night todville ❤

  34. 109 amk for obama
    January 19, 2017 at 6:32 am

    he has been one staunch supporter of our side and has been ‘telling like it is’ when it comes to the racist, rapist pos.

  35. 111 desertflower
    January 19, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Morning everyone…it’s our President’s last full day of working for us. I’m sad… I wouldn’t be SO sad if that nasty thing wasn’t getting the keys. Sad and afraid.

  36. 112 desertflower
    January 19, 2017 at 7:57 am

    I hope so! RISE UP!!


    WASHINGTON — When Marin Alsop was 9 years old, her father took her to see Leonard Bernstein direct the New York Philharmonic. The next day, she got a bracing response when she told her violin teacher she wanted to be a conductor. She couldn’t. She was a girl.

    Today, Alsop is music director and conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Yet despite her own ability to break through that glass ceiling, the 2016 election showed her that one crucial one remains in place.

    “We thought we had achieved things, but they weren’t sustained,” she said.

    “Some young women probably didn’t realize how stacked the deck is against women in our world,” Alsop pointed out. “This is how it’s been historically. We think, ‘Oh, here’s a breakthrough,’ and then the door slams shut even harder.”

    Not only did the first female presidential nominee of a major political party lose after her victory was taken for granted, but she lost to a man caught on tape boasting about groping women. Now the sadness, alarm and ensuing determination that many young American women felt after the door-slam of the 2016 election have become catalysts for a resurging women’s movement.

    “We all assumed that it was time for a woman to have this opportunity, and that it was obvious,” added Alsop. “It’s galvanized people.”

  37. January 19, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Good morning, NW and TODville.

    President Obama has done his last interview with the Keepin’ It 1600 crew at their new space, POD Save America. It hasn’t officially been released yet so no separate direct link but if you want to listen to it now, go here and scroll down near the bottom and you’ll see it listed at the top in a box with their collected set of podcasts:


    It’s a fun conversation. POTUS is loose and reflective and positive.

    I’ll post the direct link when they release it.

  38. 115 desertflower
    January 19, 2017 at 8:11 am

    I know where it came from, but totally interesting, yet not surprising:)


    As Obama’s administration winds to a close, that remains true. Not one criminal indictment for anyone in the Obama administration over the entire eight years of his tenure. In fact, it is the only Presidential administration since Watergate to end with zero criminal indictments.

    The GOP leadership in the Senate is trying to ram through as many as Trump’s controversial nominees as quickly as possible. Most of them have not yet completed FBI security clearance checks or ethics reviews by the United States Office of Government Ethics, something that OGE Director Walter M. Shaub, Jr. has said in a letter has never happened in the four decades since the OGE was established.

    This actually puts Trump’s nominees at personal considerable risk. The OGE serves to protect them from potential violations of ethics laws. An ethical review before Senate confirmation allows them to address potential ethical conflicts by, for example, divesting themselves of their stock holdings or even withdrawing their nomination. But if an ethical violation is discovered after confirmation, it could result in criminal indictments and potential jail sentences for those individuals.

    If Obama’s administration is considered to be the least scandal-ridden,….. (more at the link)

  39. 116 whenpamelawandered
    January 19, 2017 at 8:29 am

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  42. 121 desertflower
    January 19, 2017 at 8:42 am

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