Pete Souza: MasterClass In Shade

Pete Souza: Glad he only tweeted out facts with his device

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  1. March 14, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 😐😐😐

  2. March 14, 2017 at 10:27 am

    I am waiting for Pete to tell us that he’s doing a book about the Obama years.😄😄😄

    • 4 desertflower
      March 14, 2017 at 10:39 am

      Sign me up!:) Morning, rikyrah:)

    • 5 arapaho415
      March 14, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      GM/GA rikyrah.

      Yes, can’t wait.

      And after PBO and FLOTUS’ record-breaking advance on their memoirs, he’s sure to get a hefty advance as well. Can’t think of many staffers who are more deserving (PBO had great staffers, love them all, but Pete *really* disrupted his life and worked endless hours and was steadfastly silent throughout PBO’ administration).

      IMHO, Pete’s insight is worth a lot, because any other staffer there would be influenced (however subtlety) by their own objectives while at the WH. It’s human nature when you’re pouring your heart and soul into your work to recall events from your own perspective on that event. But Pete was there through it all, and didn’t need to worry about coordinating between all the different layers of the federal government — he saw what happened for each of the participants (more so than even PBO, because PBO was managing and juggling all aspects of his presidency).

      So yeah, can’t wait for Pete’s book — my guess too is that the first thing he’ll do when he gets his advance check from the publisher is to donate to the Obama Foundation. 🙂

      Tweet sent in response to Meta (article has been posted here I think, but we can’t get enough of PBO and #ForeverFLOTUS.

  3. March 14, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Tuesday morning. Congrats rikyrah, on being first this morning.

    Nerdy, thanks so much for helping Ms. Chips and for the sacrifices you’re making for us TOD’ers. 💫🙏👌👊❤

    To all, I encourage you to be amazing, be dazzling, and be absolutely sensational today. ❤ ❤ ❤

    I am thankful to God that I lived to witness one of the greatest President of The United States of America in President Barack Hussein Obama ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  4. 8 Betsy
    March 14, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Good morning all. I hope everyone has a nice day and that those of you in the blizzard are safe and will not have to go out.

  5. 9 desertflower
    March 14, 2017 at 10:42 am

    They are all cretin whores.

  6. 10 desertflower
    March 14, 2017 at 10:43 am

    LOVE IT!

  7. 12 desertflower
    March 14, 2017 at 10:45 am

  8. March 14, 2017 at 11:00 am

  9. 20 desertflower
    March 14, 2017 at 11:11 am

    She’s on fire.

    • 21 GGail
      March 14, 2017 at 11:24 am

      I wish people like Rachel and Chris Hayes would state that they’ve shared this information with our Congressional Leaders to help build the legal case against Trump & his Klan.

      • March 14, 2017 at 11:30 am

        I think Dworkin and Khan have but not sure about those two. But since they’re on TV, one would guess that they have staff monitoring their commentary.

  10. March 14, 2017 at 11:31 am

    “Never Trump Republicans” ……. inevitable …..

    …. it’s happening …

  11. March 14, 2017 at 11:36 am


    back to work ….

  12. 25 JER
    March 14, 2017 at 11:43 am

    View this post on Instagram

    On days like today, I miss hanging out with Bo.

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

    Someone left this comment:
    ljbny – The Donald’s hair piece is probably out there frolicking with Steve Bannon right now if it’s any consolation. 😳

  13. 28 Judith Fardig
    March 14, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Morning, all! Back from our long weekend with our daughter who took us to an ecumenical gathering in Kent, WA where a local Sikh man was shot by a domestic terrorist. He is recovering, and the community came together in support. As of yesterday, they had not arrested the perp.

    • 29 jacquelineoboomer
      March 14, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      That would have been a sad but no doubt somewhat uplifting experience. Hope our country gets through all this, community by community.

  14. 30 57andfemale
    March 14, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Listening to Stephanie Miller this morning, I heard an interesting number: the people who will most benefit from TrumpDon’tCare are 21 year olds who make – wait for it – $68,000/yr!

    Whose 21 year old children make that kind of money? Wealthy people’s children.

    Unbelievable what the Neanderthals fall for.

    • 31 desertflower
      March 14, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      they WANT to believe. Just like they WANTED to believe that the black guy/Democrat was going to harm them every which way. The rest of us have to suffer greatly so these ignorant fools can MAYBE figure this out.

      • 32 Obama Grandmama
        March 14, 2017 at 8:16 pm

        Sometimes I think people pick a political party like they do a football team and then stay a fan/member of the team for a lifetime. They just stay loyal no matter what. If they thought about what policies they want to promote instead of just team loyalty it would require thinking, researching, and comparing. Maybe Americans have become too lazy to think to all of detriment.

  15. 33 jacquelineoboomer
    March 14, 2017 at 12:07 pm

  16. 34 jacquelineoboomer
    March 14, 2017 at 12:32 pm

  17. 37 jacquelineoboomer
    March 14, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Missed this one right after the non-inauguration … excuse a little bit of the wording!

  18. 39 desertflower
    March 14, 2017 at 1:11 pm

  19. 40 desertflower
    March 14, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    • March 14, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      Yes.Trump complying with Putin includes:
      lifting sanctions on Russia,
      undermining the State Department, NATO, UN and EU.
      all things related to climate change denial – such as cuts to NOAA,
      rewriting the United States Constitution so that Trump’s Administration cannot be effectively investigated.

      • 42 desertflower
        March 14, 2017 at 2:20 pm

        Doing ALL Russia’s bidding and undermining OUR govt!!! This is Russia’s wet dream

      • March 14, 2017 at 2:23 pm

        ….or thrown out of office. Elections are ending. Otherwise the GOP would be acting like it cared about it’s negative poll numbers. They don’t. Because they know they’ll never be fired.

        • 44 sherijr
          March 14, 2017 at 3:53 pm

          yes these are all my concerns too- and I also believe their ultimate goal is to never give up their power. As you say Tally- elections no more.

        • 45 Betsy
          March 14, 2017 at 4:03 pm

          This is my fear too. They’re going at such speed that they figure we can’t keep up; making it easier to get rid of elections by 2018.

  20. 46 No Child Left Behind
    March 14, 2017 at 1:16 pm

  21. 47 susanne
    March 14, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Good Morning and Aloha TOD ohana ❤

    Late to the party, as always, so maybe you've seen this? PBO is in Hawaii, just doing whatever he wants to do 🙂


  22. March 14, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Totally off topic, but AWESOME.

  23. 50 Nena20409
    March 14, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Hello TOD on a Tuesday Sunny Afternoon 😉
    Congrats, Rikyrah on your Au ⭐

    • March 14, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      I don’t know if Michelle Obama was with Barack in Hawaii, because the Washington Post said that she was spotted having dinner at Kapnos restaurant.

  24. 52 Nena20409
    March 14, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    • 53 jacquelineoboomer
      March 14, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      Sounds like he has a 2017 bucket list. Ha! LOVE IT.

    • 54 sherijr
      March 14, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      Ha! The freedom of movement… to go where he wants when he wants. I love this for him & Michelle. I also think he’s working on his plans to keep making the world a better place.

  25. 55 desertflower
    March 14, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Fear sure does make people do stupid shit. Especially UNFOUNDED FEAR

    • March 14, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      The Southern Strategy has been extremely effective in making white folks believe that blk folks are the cause of their problems…it has been reinforced by the RW Entertainment Complex….in which folks believe in the conspiracy theories…and on the left there were conspiracy theories that were rampant against Hillary Clinton in the campaign…….

      In addition this same strategy has breeded distrust of the federal government and institutions…

      This struggle over health care gives us a chance to bridge some gaps…to do some coalition building…can we do it..

  26. 57 jacquelineoboomer
    March 14, 2017 at 2:29 pm

  27. 58 Nena20409
    March 14, 2017 at 2:45 pm

  28. March 14, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    • 60 CEB
      March 14, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      PBO warned us about this, but as usual, if it came from the Black man, it was ignored. Not only are we becoming a pariah state, we will be a third rate one economically. When the people at the top start losing money, there will be a push to get rid of 45, because really, it is all about them. Congress has been their tools, and the rest of us their minions and victims. They have known how to play the rest of us agains each other from the very beginning of our country. More and more people are waking up to this truth.

  29. 61 Nena20409
    March 14, 2017 at 2:47 pm

  30. March 14, 2017 at 2:49 pm

  31. 64 Nena20409
    March 14, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    I will ONLY post this if the trajectory points downward 😉

  32. 65 Nena20409
    March 14, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Darn it 😉 I had forgotten that 3.14 is Today.
    {{{{ ❤ Dudette ❤ }}}}

    • 66 whenpamelawandered
      March 14, 2017 at 6:28 pm

      Well, never mind, I suppose, as in many countries we know and love, the date is written as 14.03.2017, with DD/MM/YYYY anyway, and science still works there! 🤣

  33. 67 Nena20409
    March 14, 2017 at 3:15 pm

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  35. March 14, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    THIS all day:

    • 70 nathkatun7
      March 14, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      This a million times! What really annoys me the most is the fact that Bernie is not even a Democrat. He conveniently used the Democratic Party to run for president because he knew he would get nowhere running as an Independent.

      • 71 susanne
        March 14, 2017 at 6:10 pm

        Thank you Nathan! This burns me up, too– the man has disrespected the Democratic Party, the Democratic President, and the Democratic candidate for President, but he is the leader we need now?!?!!??? This idea has been floating around, and I can’t help but wonder if it originated with the same folks who subverted our system to take out HRC.

  36. 72 Nena20409
    March 14, 2017 at 3:32 pm

  37. 73 Nena20409
    March 14, 2017 at 3:35 pm

  38. 74 Nena20409
    March 14, 2017 at 3:41 pm

  39. 75 Nena20409
    March 14, 2017 at 3:45 pm

  40. 77 Nena20409
    March 14, 2017 at 3:50 pm

  41. 79 57andfemale
    March 14, 2017 at 3:51 pm

  42. 80 57andfemale
    March 14, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    • 81 Bill R.
      March 14, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      Edward Snowden is a criminal and a traitor, was working for the Russians all along.

      • 82 sherijr
        March 14, 2017 at 6:43 pm

        Seriously, Bill. I don’t get Chomsky on this at all.

        • March 14, 2017 at 7:16 pm


          Still want to know WHO got Snowdon, a guy with ZERO college credits, a 6-figure job at Booz in HAWAII, with TOP SECRET GOVERNMENT CLEARANCE.

          And WHY did Snowdon contact Greenwald & Poitras BEFORE every setting foot at Booz offices, telling them he had Top Secret Intel to share?

          it’s obvious SOMEONE got him that job specifically to steal state secrets.

          He is a treasonous fuckstick.

  43. 85 57andfemale
    March 14, 2017 at 3:56 pm

  44. March 14, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Russia…Russia…Russia….The Trump administration leads to Russia

  45. March 14, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    @JoshGottheimer @CoryBooker

  46. March 14, 2017 at 4:14 pm

  47. March 14, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Interesting…Any thoughts on what is happening here…

    • 92 Believe Again
      March 14, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      Just eating their own and the admin wants to make sure if it all hits the fan, 45 has an out! But 45 probably has not forgotten the perceived insults he got from this guy so I say, when the in fighting start, just sit back and enjoy. 🙂

  48. 93 57andfemale
    March 14, 2017 at 4:40 pm

  49. 95 Nena20409
    March 14, 2017 at 4:43 pm

  50. 97 Nena20409
    March 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm

  51. 98 Nena20409
    March 14, 2017 at 4:59 pm

  52. 99 Nena20409
    March 14, 2017 at 5:04 pm

  53. March 14, 2017 at 5:13 pm


    North Carolina’s former governor says he’s had trouble finding a job, even part-time teaching positions, because of backlash from legislation he signed involving transgender rights.

    Pat McCrory said in a recent podcast with God’s World Publications in Asheville that some potential employers [universities] are reluctant to hire him amid fears of student protests.

  54. 104 Nena20409
    March 14, 2017 at 5:21 pm

  55. 106 Nena20409
    March 14, 2017 at 5:29 pm

  56. 109 Bill R.
    March 14, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Love has no labels. The kisscam at the 2017 ProBowl.

  57. March 14, 2017 at 5:42 pm

  58. March 14, 2017 at 5:44 pm

  59. March 14, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    • March 14, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      How is the GOP going to oppose King, when their President is no different then King.

    • March 14, 2017 at 7:13 pm

      • 118 Believe Again
        March 14, 2017 at 10:08 pm

        As much as King is racist, this statement is true. Divide and conquer, they will use this to divide the cultures and races. They have been doing this for a long time, since colonial periods. I hope this can be anticipated and mitigated because it will be devastating if they succeed again.

        One scenario is committing waves of crimes against blacks for example and leaving evidence that Hispanics or Arabs or Jews committed the crime. They already have the means to do it and they will. It will never be the pure “aryan” race but everybody else committing the crimes.

        That he is saying it, is the same old rag, they tell you what they want to do but most times people do not believe it because why would he tell us what evil they plan. But that is usually the way of confident evil men or women! That threat unfortunately is very, very real.

  60. March 14, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen introduced legislation that gives the Justice Department additional authority to investigate Russia’s English-language news outlet RT America, said there are potential violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

    “We have good reason to believe that RT News is coordinating with the Russian government to spread misinformation and undermine our democratic process,” Shaheen said Tuesday in a news release. “The American public has a right to know if this is the case. RT News has made public statements boasting that it can dodge our laws with shell corporations, and it’s time for the Department of Justice to investigate. My bill provides the authority needed to request documentation of RT News and find out who they’re accountable to.”

  61. 120 desertflower
    March 14, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Latest read from the place that brought you the Putin/ Chess story:)


    Exclusive analysis by Laurelai Bailey, published by Patribotics this week confirmed that Julian Assange and Wikileaks obtained two new servers in Russia just one week before the hacked Podesta emails were released.

    Laurelai reported that the ultimate registrant of the servers was one Peter Chayanov, of Russia, a known cyber-criminal and hacker.

    Julian Assange has been identified by the US intelligence community as a front for Russian distribution and ‘deniability’ of Russian government-sponsored hacking. Today, however, as a result of our reporting on the dox by Op Ferguson, that link is far clearer.

    The internet is tightly controlled in Russia. Cyber criminals have to answer to Putin. Mr. Chayanov is the head of a firm called Hostkey, which hosts mail spammers and other malware and hacking tools, despite offering web space to Wikileaks. Wikileaks chose to use a Russian hacker to host their site – and they knew that he was connected to Vladimir Putin and operated with the blessing of Putin’s government.

    Putin and Assange are thus already linked.

  62. March 14, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    …slight correction:

    Trump complying with Putin-EXXON-ROSNEFT includes:
    – Lifting sanctions on Russia,
    – Undermining the State Department, NATO, UN and EU.
    – All things related to climate change denial – e.g. cuts to NOAA, cutting climate information from the EPA,
    – Rewriting the United States Constitution so that Trump’s Administration cannot be effectively investigated.

    Treason for starters.
    Get him out.

  63. March 14, 2017 at 6:09 pm

  64. 123 whenpamelawandered
    March 14, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    “Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin’s post from 3-13-17. She is an attorney in NYC. Very informative FB page.

    BREAKING: So this Executive Order concerning the organization of the executive branch got signed today, and let me tell you what it does in non-legalese:

    it invites the head of every agency of the government to submit a plan within the next six months to eliminate part OR ALL of any executive branch agency.

    Read that again.

    And then consider what the executive branch includes:

    Dept. of Energy, currently headed by Rick Perry, who said he wanted to shut it down during his campaign for president

    EPA, which Scott Pruitt has been battling for years

    State, currently headed by friend-of-Putin, Rex Tillerson

    Dep. of Education, currently headed by Betsy DeVos, who does not believe in public education

    Treasury, currently headed by Goldman Sachs exec. Steve Mnuchin, who has every reason to gut every aspect of financial regulation

    Justice, currently headed by Sessions, who basically doesn’t believe in justice for anyone but white men

    And on and on and on and on it goes.


    Let’s just hope he gets impeached within the next 180 days.

    RESIST LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT. Because it just might.


    This was posted on Seattle’s Indivisible, I copied and pasted it. These mutherfuckers are seriously domestics terrorists, am thinking we ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. What baffles me, is what do they really believe will be left, when they go to eat their money?

  65. March 14, 2017 at 6:28 pm

  66. March 14, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Right now there is a very real possibility that Republicans might fail to repeal Obamacare. Working to accomplish that will not be simply about saving health insurance for 24 million Americans, though that alone is worthwhile. A failure on that level right out of the gate puts the entire GOP agenda at risk. That is the struggle that confronts us right now. Digging into the trenches to accomplish that is also about building a case for what might be possible in the 2018 midterms and beyond. That’s how slow and steady wins the race.

  67. March 14, 2017 at 7:16 pm

  68. 127 JER
    March 14, 2017 at 7:18 pm

  69. March 14, 2017 at 7:46 pm

  70. March 14, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Big News

    • March 14, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    • 133 jacquelineoboomer
      March 14, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      PLEASE let this be real! Please let it be a real tax lawyer of his who slipped her a copy, or some IRS informant who slipped her (or somebody else) a copy.

      I don’t think Rachel would play around with a topic like this.

      • 134 hopefruit2
        March 14, 2017 at 7:56 pm

        That’s right JO’B! I don’t think Rachel would take this lightly – her reputation is at stake here.

      • 139 Obama Grandmama
        March 14, 2017 at 8:41 pm

        I asked my tax preparer at my appointment if there could actually be much that could be learned from DJT’s tax returns. We are on the same wavelength politically. She said there really wasn’t that much that could be learned from seeing them. She explained in more detail than I could understand or keep up with.

        • 140 jacquelineoboomer
          March 14, 2017 at 8:44 pm

          He must be hiding something, since he’s bound and determined not to release ’em! We shall see.

    • March 14, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      Hard to believe………I hope it’s something substantive.

      Remember when the NYT broke the story about him not paying taxes for 20 years……they said there was more but never followed up………

  71. March 14, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    More tidbits

  72. March 14, 2017 at 8:27 pm


    For those who watch Rachel ….

    It true …. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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