124 Responses to “Chat Away: A Message From First Lady Michelle Obama”

  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    March 11, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Good Morning TODVille.

  2. 3 No Child Left Behind
    March 11, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Thanks NW for posting the inspiring message!

  3. 4 whenpamelawandered
    March 11, 2017 at 11:44 am


  4. 5 No Child Left Behind
    March 11, 2017 at 11:46 am

    A man carrying a backpack was arrested Friday night after breaching security at the White House complex, officials said. He was discovered by a Secret Service officer by the south entrance to the executive residence.

    The incident happened just before midnight while President Donald Trump was at the White House.

    A Secret Service source said the intruder might have entered the White House grounds on the east side before making his way near the residence’s south portico entrance.

    The White House was placed under security condition “orange,” one of the highest levels of security for the Secret Service.

    That’s not what we need; we need to remove Orange Agent legally for all his deeds and atrocities.

    • 6 Obama Grandmama
      March 11, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      I had not thought of how Donald Trump could be elevated in an untimely death by assasination. There is no way I want his evil doings to be whitewashed through his death. He needs to be investigated for his treasonous acts.

  5. 7 jacquelineoboomer
    March 11, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Thank you, Nerdy, and top of the mornin’ to ya!

  6. 8 arapaho415
    March 11, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    GM/GA TODville.

    Gonna be scorchers in SoCal this weekend (highs near 90F 😦 , which is not good for my non-succulents), so will be tending to patio today.

    “The Bureau of Land Management is considering a plan to open up more than 700,000 acres in central and Northern California to new fossil fuel development, including fracking.”

    For those in these communities, this sounds IMPORTANT:
    “And if you can, join us at one of three important hearings next week to deliver this message to the BLM in person. The hearings will be in Coalinga (March 14), Hollister (March 15), and Salinas (March 16).”

    Know absolutely NOTHING about this initiative, but for DF, Tally, and others…

  7. 11 Nerdy Wonka
    March 11, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    • 12 desertflower
      March 11, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      He is a fine looking man. She is a fine, and refined, looking woman…they are a fine looking couple. I miss them. They look amazing!

    • 13 catrst
      March 12, 2017 at 6:33 am

      As handsome as I think President Obama is, this photo is absolutely gorgeous of FLOTUS Forever. She just looks beautiful here.

  8. 14 No Child Left Behind
    March 11, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    The high-profile US attorney in Manhattan, Preet Bharara, has indicated he will not submit a letter of resignation as requested by the Trump administration Friday — placing the President in the position of having to fire him in a public standoff, sources tell CNN.

    Bharara, who had been told after a meeting with the President-elect in November that he would stay on, felt blindsided by the move, the sources said.

    According to a source familiar with the meeting between Trump and Bharara in November at Trump Tower, the President-elect asked Bharara to stay on the job and they shook hands. Trump directed Bharara to go out to the cameras and tell them, “I asked you to stay.”

    The White House has not responded to a request for an official comment on the matter.

  9. 16 JER
    March 11, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Throwback to April 2009 and our first trip to Turkey (which is in fact another country for those that didn’t know). — petesouza

  10. 20 Nena20409
    March 11, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Good Afternoon, TODable TODbots 😉
    Congrats to NCLB for the Au ⭐ you earned 🙂
    ❤ ❤ ❤ all my TODbots.

  11. 21 Nena20409
    March 11, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    In 2014 or so and Today, he’s n insider at the WH being paid by OUR Tax $$.
    Yup, Extreme Vetting my Nyash!

  12. March 11, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Women who changed the world.

    Literary mastery, pioneering science, life-saving discoveries and actions for peace and human rights – achievements of women around the world awarded the Nobel Prize.

    Learn more about the impactful work of these Laureates at Nobelprize.org.

    #InternationalWomensDay #WomensHistoryMonth

    Photos: Ulla Montan, Alexander Mahmoud, Nobelprize.org. Music: Epidemic Sound.

  13. 30 Nena20409
    March 11, 2017 at 2:17 pm

  14. 36 Nena20409
    March 11, 2017 at 2:22 pm

  15. 39 Nena20409
    March 11, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    I had seen this story earlier in the week on Nightly News with Lester Holt.
    Yup, Racism is indeed a Taught illness.

  16. 42 Nena20409
    March 11, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Jus Because, I ❤ ❤ ❤ seeing that Bodacious Smile 🙂

  17. 44 Nena20409
    March 11, 2017 at 2:43 pm

  18. 48 Nena20409
    March 11, 2017 at 2:53 pm

  19. 51 Nena20409
    March 11, 2017 at 3:24 pm

  20. 55 JER
    March 11, 2017 at 3:33 pm

  21. March 11, 2017 at 3:53 pm

  22. 57 desertflower
    March 11, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Handy Dandy gizmo…can someone Tweet this?

  23. 61 JER
    March 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    New York Daily News‏ @NYDailyNews 2h2 hours ago
    [45] is golfing for the ninth time since taking office seven weeks ago. http://nydn.us/2mdUCcx

  24. 64 pkayden
    March 11, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    A majority of Americans support the ACA. Finally, I guess. Better late than never. I am so proud of President Obama for achieving such a great accomplishment and for caring about Americans enough to fight so hard for a healthcare law.


  25. 65 GGail
    March 11, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    What is the deal with this woman?

    • 66 desertflower
      March 11, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      I don’t know. She admits to being a snarky conservative woman…that said, she seems to have 45’s number…I don’t pay attention to all this ish from her…just what she drops about the tangerine man

    • 68 pkayden
      March 11, 2017 at 7:19 pm

      Isn’t she the originator of the claim that President Obama illegally got the FBI to wiretap Trump? I wouldn’t take anything she said seriously.

      • 69 idon
        March 12, 2017 at 3:26 am

        No. Louise M claimed there was a FISA warrant that targeted TRUMP and associates. I posted a tweet here maybe a day or two ago that explained this. It was about a FISA warrant – nothing about President Obama and nothing about President Obama and wiretapping.

    • 71 4morefor44
      March 11, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      she’s been close to rupert murdoch and his sons for a long time. i think she still is on his payroll? thought i saw that somewhere. not to be trusted and not worth following. there are plenty of other trusted folks on the same beat and revealing more than she has.

      • 72 GGAIL
        March 11, 2017 at 9:52 pm

        Oh I don’t follow her, but her tweets are retweeted by someone and they land in my tweeter feed. Her tweets flip/flop too much for my taste.

    • 73 catrst
      March 12, 2017 at 6:54 am

      She is an employee of Rupert Murdoch in Britain. That’s the irony of this whole thing. I think Murdoch from what I read can’t stand Trump particularly on the issues related to immigration. I also read that his ratings for Fox plummeted when he had obvious criticisms of Trump on his network so he returned to all praise except for Chris Wallace and Shep. They still criticize him but maybe that’s not the stuff that the neanderthal Trumpists watch so its not a big deal for ratings. Louis Mensch would not support Bharara because he was reviewing the payoffs to Roger Ailes after his sexual harassment resignation I guess. So Murdoch is playing a convoluted game here. This seems like Ork on Ork fighting straight out of Lord of the Rings.

  26. March 11, 2017 at 7:05 pm


    “The New York Times is reporting on a draft DHS budget proposal that will cut money from the Coast Guard, TSA and FEMA to pay for the wall. The programs at risk are real programs with real success and value. Here are some of the items reportedly on the chopping block:”

  27. 76 desertflower
    March 11, 2017 at 7:11 pm

  28. March 11, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    FYI Nena, Tally & sherijr …

    No harm in asking 🙂

  29. March 11, 2017 at 7:26 pm

  30. 81 Gazelle
    March 11, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Happy Saturday, All!

    • 82 Gazelle
      March 11, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      Sorry, this Youtube cuts off the song towards end. If you have Spotify you can listen to whole album, Bed of Stone.

  31. 83 No Child Left Behind
    March 11, 2017 at 7:55 pm

  32. 84 Gazelle
    March 11, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Loving PM Trudeau:

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau further won the hearts of feminists and liberals by pledging $650 million of the national budget to sexual and reproductive health and rights initiatives. The funding would support contraception, reproductive health, legal abortion, sexuality education, and advocacy work worldwide, and it aims to make up for the loss of U.S. leadership and financial support in the wake of President Donald Trump’s global gag order.

    More here: http://secondnexus.com/politics-and-economics/justin-trudeau-ftw-surprise-move-sticks-it-to-trumps-global-gag-order/?utm_content=inf_10_1164_2&tse_id=INF_cf1f263005a411e79b1a07d5f3e08d7d

    • 85 sherijr
      March 11, 2017 at 11:23 pm

      oh that is good news. Grateful for Mr. Trudeau and his goodness. So ashamed and saddened by this mess running our country right now. It is disheartening all of the people being harmed by him. I will never forgive him or the people that voted for him.. or Putin.

  33. 86 desertflower
    March 11, 2017 at 8:21 pm

  34. 88 Gazelle
    March 11, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    OK. gotta admit this made me totally smile again!

    • 89 nathkatun7
      March 11, 2017 at 10:08 pm

      Thanks for this, Gazelle! I actually got up and danced, trying to recapture the energy of my younger days! I still have all my James Brown LPs, but my turntable doesn’t work any more. I was delighted to see my POTUS and FLOTUS enjoying themselves! Usher is an incredible artist. Finally, thank you for all the fabulous music you share with us at TOD!

    • 90 sherijr
      March 11, 2017 at 11:17 pm

      thanks for that Gazelle, it was fun and made me smile too : )

  35. 93 desertflower
    March 11, 2017 at 8:36 pm

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  37. 95 desertflower
    March 11, 2017 at 8:44 pm

  38. 96 desertflower
    March 11, 2017 at 9:03 pm

  39. 104 Gazelle
    March 11, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    [Well, well!]

    (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan branded the Netherlands “Nazi remnants, fascists” on Saturday after the Dutch government withdrew permission for his Foreign Minister to land there.

    Rotterdam city authorities had on Friday withdrawn permission for him to attend a meeting to rally support for President Tayyip Erdogan’s plans for extended powers, to be put to a referendum next month. Several other Euroepan cities have banned such meetings to be attended by Turkish officials.


  40. 106 Gazelle
    March 11, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Little kids in this music vid are so preciously cute:

  41. March 12, 2017 at 12:56 am

  42. March 12, 2017 at 1:06 am

    This Thread>>>

  43. 110 catrst
    March 12, 2017 at 6:37 am

    I read the article “Despair is not a strategy” this week and it makes me think of the President and Michelle Obama, the Obama Diary, Nerdy Wonka my personal hero, and all of you. Just Google the title and you’ll find it if you haven’t read it already. Blessings on everyone here.

  44. 111 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Morning everyone:) Batten down the hatches in the NE…winter storm coming? Meanwhile….in my neck of the woods, already into the 90’s….not ok. Makes for a REALLY long summer around here if the temps don’t come back down….

    Meanwhile, Morning Read….take heart. Things never move as quickly as we’d like them to, do they? Especially in this case. There are brave patriots doing their jobs for all of us…connecting the dots….Can’t let this all get away because of sloppy mistakes….this all needs to stick.


  45. 114 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 9:12 am

    I’m sorry. WTF!

    • 116 desertflower
      March 12, 2017 at 9:31 am

      And I actually sent a copy to Propublica, of the pack of lies my Rep. emailed me back about ACA….

  46. 117 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 9:38 am

  47. 118 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Remember? I will never forget.

  48. 119 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 9:46 am

  49. 122 desertflower
    March 12, 2017 at 9:56 am

    🙂 🙂

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