Our Forever First Lady


Jeff Weiner

Obama participated in a 45-minute Q&A during the American Institute of Architects’ annual conference at the Orange County Convention Center on Thursday. She spoke about adjusting to life after the White House and discussed her goals for the future and causes she hopes to support. “One issue that I am excited about continuing to work on is … to help young girls get an education around the world,” she said, citing the Let Girls Learn initiative she launched as first lady. Obama also stressed the need to combat violence against women and improve their access to healthcare.

Obama said said she and her family were enjoying the freedoms of post-White House life, such as being able to open their windows at night, travel without a motorcade and answer their own front door. Despite her hesitance to seek elected office in the future, Michelle Obama pledged that she and her husband will be active in social causes. “Barack and I have been in public service our whole lives,” she said. “Public service will always be in our blood.”

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132 Responses to “Our Forever First Lady”

  1. 1 desertflower
    April 28, 2017 at 8:42 am

    GM everyone!

  2. 5 GGAIL
    April 28, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Good West Coast morning NW & TOD family.
    How lovely our forever First Lady looks!
    Great way to start my Friday 💃🏾
    Thanks NW!

  3. 8 desertflower
    April 28, 2017 at 9:26 am

    The view of what Republicans envision for healthcare. What Deathcare looks like. Really. What it ends up being, is akin to genocide.


  4. 12 desertflower
    April 28, 2017 at 9:28 am

    End of conversation.

  5. 13 desertflower
    April 28, 2017 at 9:36 am

    DEMS! Listen up! 2018. This, or damn well don’t bother getting in the race.

  6. April 28, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Forever First Lady

  7. 17 almablanca
    April 28, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Good morning TOD folks. Seeing Michelle Obama is almost like Trump never happened. Thanks Nerdy

  8. April 28, 2017 at 9:58 am

  9. April 28, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Our forever First Lady, the best First Lady this country have had in along time. I have no doubt she will continue to do great things in the future.

  10. 21 sjterrid
    April 28, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Good Morning, TOD!

    Thank you, Nerdy, for the photos of our beautiful, forever First Lady, Michelle Obama.

  11. 22 whenpamelawandered
    April 28, 2017 at 10:35 am


  12. 23 desertflower
    April 28, 2017 at 10:38 am


    • 24 sherijr
      April 28, 2017 at 10:49 am

      and the sad thing is, this dunce isn’t even actually working at “presidenting”. He couldn’t manage in a year what President Obama was able to do in a day.

  13. April 28, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Friday morning. TGIF>> Congrats df, 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 hope that your faith in your visions are amplified, enhanced, and reinforced by the wonderful people and things you encounter 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 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  14. April 28, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Hey Trump if being President is so hard, QUIT.

  15. April 28, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Good Friday morning, TODville.

    Calm, steady, deliberate.

  16. April 28, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    THIS, a thousand times THIS

  17. 45 whenpamelawandered
    April 28, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Poor poor thedonald, if he’s so sad after lying and cheating his way into his ‘job’, I relish the chance to ‘pity’ him once he’s in prison. And the two deadly silent and invisible: Bannon and Miller ~ we know they are both still there, still hoping they will get away with Thisbe travesty.

  18. April 28, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    February 2, 2017.
    The United Nations High Commission on Human Rights in Geneva sent the Illegitimate Trump Administration and URGENT APPEAL:
    5-page memo explained that repealing the ACA would put the United States “at odds with its international obligations.”
    30 million people losing their health coverage is a violation of the right to social security.
    Did I miss the media coverage on this?

  19. 49 JER
    April 28, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Let’s Stop ‘Zombie Trumpcare’ Before It Spreads

  20. 50 JER
    April 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm

  21. 51 JER
    April 28, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    • 52 sherijr
      April 28, 2017 at 2:44 pm

      The contrast between these two men (only one is a President) is starkly seen in these 2 tweets- POTUS at Seeds & Chips. Trump at NRA.

  22. 53 ydavis00
    April 28, 2017 at 2:19 pm

  23. 57 ydavis00
    April 28, 2017 at 2:32 pm

  24. 58 ydavis00
    April 28, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    We can only hope

  25. 59 Nena20409
    April 28, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Congrats, DF for your Golden ⭐
    NW, Thank you!
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ Dudette ❤ Yardarm ❤ }}}
    ❤ TOD Twitter Brigades.
    Shout out to LL 😉

  26. 60 Nena20409
    April 28, 2017 at 2:41 pm

  27. 61 Nena20409
    April 28, 2017 at 2:47 pm

  28. 62 Nena20409
    April 28, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    #64 KO’s Vive La #RESISTANCE

  29. 63 Bill R.
    April 28, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Michelle Obama- FLOTUS Forever! Barack Obama- POTUS Forever!

  30. April 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm

  31. April 28, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  32. April 28, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    • April 28, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      Trump chooses to believe Kim Jong-Un is “RATIONAL”.
      The Illegitimate Sociopaths in the Trump Administration are looking for an excuse, something to provoke a reaction from North Korea.
      Other Presidents have put up with North Korea’s perennial rhetoric.
      Trumputin hold up your mirror.

      • April 28, 2017 at 3:54 pm

        Actually…. I think someone said those words to him….(No way Donny thought of that himself.) (Paraphrasing): ‘He’s 27 (way too young for that level of responsibility), lost his Dad…’ (has grief issues), and being “rational” is a compliment that no one on Earth has ever said about Un or his father.

        The statement itself is far too “rational” to come from Trump. It actually sounds like something Obama would say – to CALM Un the fuck down…. give him “credit” if you will, that as leader of a country, he has the responsibility to NOT get his people killed by provoking our Toddler In Chief.

        Someone like Mattis probably casually said this in conversation, and Trump passed it off as his own thoughts…. the “Rational” comments seem far more defusing to me, than provocation. IMHO.

  33. 73 Nena20409
    April 28, 2017 at 3:03 pm

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  38. 79 Nena20409
    April 28, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Any fool tell another that #GOP & #Dems are one side of the same Coin, Run!

  39. 81 Nena20409
    April 28, 2017 at 3:14 pm

  40. 87 Nena20409
    April 28, 2017 at 3:21 pm

  41. 88 jacquelineoboomer
    April 28, 2017 at 3:24 pm
    • 90 susanne
      April 28, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      note to 45: this is called ‘working’

    • 91 0388jojothecat
      April 28, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      Ugh, listening/watching Randi Rhodes and she showed a clip of Hannity talking to Lou Dobbs. LD said 45 passed more “bills” than any president in history, blah blah blah. Then I heard a lady who lives near LAX saying she has seen military jet fighters at the airport and flying around doing maneuvers. Right after that this guy called telling listeners in on the West Coast states to call their senators to put those missile defense shields in our states. Another weekend biting our nails…..Thanks lazy voters & BS voters.

      • 92 susanne
        April 28, 2017 at 6:08 pm

        Folks here in Hawaii are freaking out about Kim sending missles to the state to show 45 who’s the bigger idiot. Having long memories of the bombings at Pearl Harbor, there is a sense of inevitability. Talk about how to defend us is met with panic. It’s truly sad and infuriating that we’re at this point, so soon after the Rethugs took over.

  42. 93 arapaho415
    April 28, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    GA TODville. TGIF.

    I posted here before that I’m not clicking on any article that *complains* about PBO’s speaking fee to Kantor-Fitzgerald in Sept.

    But this (apparently?) slipped under the critics’s radar:

    From the article:
    “Former President Barack Obama was asked during a talk hosted by A&E Network on Thursday how he dealt with frustration during his time in office.

    ‘For starters, by not having a Twitter account,’ Obama said, according to the New York Post.”

    Not sure if this conversation with Doris Kearns-Goodwin will be aired, but my working theory now is that PBO’s speaking fee is equal to one-year’s salary as CIC. A nice, round figure that should do wonders to boost The Obama Center’s bottom line.

    Repeating myself here (posted on the previous thread, in response to SWBG):

  43. 98 Nena20409
    April 28, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    In 2017?
    Yup, Trumpism continues.

  44. 100 Nena20409
    April 28, 2017 at 4:18 pm

  45. 102 Nena20409
    April 28, 2017 at 4:24 pm

  46. 103 Nena20409
    April 28, 2017 at 4:27 pm

  47. 104 desertflower
    April 28, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Huh. You don’t say.

  48. 105 57andfemale
    April 28, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    • 106 Nena20409
      April 28, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      Oh my goodness, I thought for a split second that I had posted the same thing again today.
      This time, I duplicated your post. So sorry.

  49. 107 Nena20409
    April 28, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    • 108 Nena20409
      April 28, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      Not Again! So sorry TOD.
      I am having some issues for some reasons unknown to me.
      Copy & Paste are not hard. I will try harder. Pardon me, Please.

  50. 109 susanne
    April 28, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Aloha TOD! De-lurking to say:

    FLOTUS’ SHOES !!! 🙂 !! ❤ 🙂

  51. 113 Nena20409
    April 28, 2017 at 5:30 pm

  52. 115 Nena20409
    April 28, 2017 at 5:55 pm

  53. 116 Nena20409
    April 28, 2017 at 5:58 pm

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  55. April 28, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    After claiming Kim Jong Un is “rational” Donald just said this:
    “My fellow Americans, I truly believe that the first 100 days of my administration has been just about the most successful in our country’s history,”
    Hey he may be a dicktraitor using us for every cent he can get — but we can rest easy knowing that Donald is deeply in the sh!te and without
    the full shilling.

  56. April 28, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Southside With You is on Netflix!

  57. 122 pkayden
    April 28, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Pete Souza’s portrait book which is to be released in November can now be pre-ordered for just $32.92. Yahoo!!

  58. 123 MadameSoph
    April 28, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Went to a friends house today and saw this on her dining room table, then squeeeed for joy when I found out she had bought an extra copy for me!
    Brought it home and put it on display next to my Time special edition of PBO:

    Man, I needed this today!

  59. 124 globalcitizenlinda
    April 28, 2017 at 7:38 pm

  60. 125 globalcitizenlinda
    April 28, 2017 at 7:41 pm

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  63. 131 globalcitizenlinda
    April 28, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Breaking Confirmation:

    —– flynn did not lie to pence and the homegrown demagogue’s team because they already knew;

    —– meaning that pence lied about being lied to by flynn;

    Yes, I knew it and wrote about it here a number of times;

    —– now Maddow is reporting that Mitchell has reports that someone from the transition team has confirmed that all these scumbags have been lying about pence not know;

    —— so the reason they gave about WHY the fired flynn => and media accepted without question and have been repeating since is wrong;

    —– they are all liars;

    – like I said here before, I suspect that Ms. Sally Yates’ testimony was cancelled s because she was going to say that pence was in the room when she reported to this demagogue’s team that Flynn could be compromised;

  64. April 28, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Authentic ‘Southside with You’ Premieres on Netflix

    April 28th 2017

    “Southside With You” tells the legendary love story between Michelle and Barack Obama before we came to know them as our President and First Lady and, frankly, I cannot handle not knowing even more of it, having now seen the film. I want the wedding and everything leading up to it – their first real fight and the make-up session, the birth of their first child, and then their second, etc. “Southside With You” is a tale of a love that shows how some folks are just meant to be. If The Obamas actual relationship dynamic has anywhere near the amount of chemistry that was sparking off the screen in this satisfying romance drama, there is no question about why, together, they have been able to literally take over the world.

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