The Obama Presidential Center







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  1. 1 cos
    May 6, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Thanks NW. Center is going to be AWESOME!!!

  2. 2 desertflower
    May 6, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    I’m SOOOOOO excited for this to come to fruition:) I will put this visit on my bucket list, for sure!

    Now this…

  3. 3 vcprezofan2
    May 6, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Thanks, Ms NerdyW!
    If I’m around when this centre opens, that will likely be the only other visit I’ll be making to the US of A.

  4. 4 desertflower
    May 6, 2017 at 6:20 pm

  5. 5 sjterrid
    May 6, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Thank you, Nerdy!

    I can’t wait to go visit and see the Library in person, when It opens.

  6. 6 desertflower
    May 6, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    They need to all be thrown in jail. ALL of them!


    At an event in Beijing on Saturday, Nicole Kushner, the sister of White House senior advisor Jared Kushner, made a hard sell to wealthy Chinese investors to pour funds into the family’s new real estate development in New Jersey, according to The Washington Post.
    But Nicole Kushner offered the ballroom full of well-heeled Beijing residents more than just returns on investment: Invest with us, she told them, and you could get a highly desirable type of visa to the United States.
    “Invest $500,000 and immigrate to the United States,” a brochure for the event reportedly declared.

  7. May 6, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    We all need ‘self-care’. Part of my self-care is entertainment.

    I have been looking forward to this show ever since they dropped the first trailer a few months ago.

    MAY 29TH, FOLKS!

    New Promo: ‘Still Star-Crossed’ (Debuts May 29)

    When ABC announced its mid-season 2017 premieres earlier this year
    (January), to the surprise and disappointment of many, the
    much-anticipated post-“Romeo & Juliet” TV series from Shonda Rhimes’
    Shondaland, titled “Still Star-Crossed,” which stars British actress
    Lashana Lynch, wasn’t included on the schedule. It was expected to
    premiere this current season, but it appeared that the network would
    push it back even further with a premiere date announcement to
    eventually be made.


    Fans can relax now as ABC announced its summer 2017 schedule earlier this month, with a number of new scripted, reality competition, and game shows included in the lineup. And one of the scripted series is of course “Still Star-Crossed,” which will premiere on Monday, May 29, airing from 10:01-11:00 p.m. Now you know. Mark your calendars.

  8. 12 hopefruit2
    May 6, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Please remember to tune in tomorrow! I know this will be competing with the French election results, but if Macron wins, it will be a double celebration 🙂

    • 13 jacquelineoboomer
      May 6, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      We’ll all watch together! Can’t wait.

      • 14 hopefruit2
        May 7, 2017 at 10:52 am

        UGH…I just realized that Tweety Matthews will be hosting the MSNBC showing. Some fellow O’bots on Twitter suggest that we instead use the livestream – which I’m sure Nerdy will have posted up for us here. 🙂 🙂

        • 15 jacquelineoboomer
          May 7, 2017 at 6:59 pm

          I know what you mean. Chris is a die-hard JFK fan, which is fine, but not “tall enough” in my book to host the MSNBC showing for our forever President Obama. Oh, well.

  9. 16 Judith Fardig
    May 6, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    We should plan a TOD reunion at the Obama Center after it opens. We need something to look forward to in these bleak times.

  10. May 6, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    LOL at Kevonstage

    • 29 GGail
      May 6, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      That is too funny!

    • May 6, 2017 at 9:21 pm

      Who is stupid enough to pay $495 for a pair of tennis shoes. I would slap the you know what out of a child of mines if they ask me to buy them those sneakers, then I would slap the you know what out of that Ball guy.

      • 31 GGAIL
        May 6, 2017 at 9:40 pm

        Annieb, this video is a joke in response to the fact that the Ball kid is not old enough to go Pro, yet his dad is trying to sell these shoes and we’re laughing

  11. May 6, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    • 33 jacquelineoboomer
      May 6, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      Out of the horrific tragedy comes some wonderful news. Thanks for sharing this, Bob.

  12. 34 vcprezofan2
    May 6, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Sooooo, I’ve finally finished watching the video of Pres O sharing his and Michelle’s vision for their presidential centre, and in words often spoken by PBO, “I couldn’t be more prouder of them!” 🙂 🙂 🙂 Talk about vision! Talk about reaching hands back to others so they too can climb! Talk about….. wisdom….. and futuristic thinking….. and empathy……. and, plain and simply, …true love! God, I’m so, so fortunate and so very blessed to have lived (and to be still living) in the Age of the Obamas.

  13. 35 whenpamelawandered
    May 6, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Beautiful, once again, true to their fine natures, PBO and MO set a high and inspiring standard. A work of art we may walk through, may they be blessed always for the gift they are to this world. ❤️🙏🏻🌹🌏❤️

  14. 38 JER
    May 6, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Sarah‏ @Sarah_Alden83
    Have a lovely weekend with this serene, peaceful picture of #PresidentObama

    • 39 susanne
      May 6, 2017 at 10:16 pm

      Thank you JER! Beautiful water, beautiful man, and even better: you can tell he’s thinking! I love it when this good man thinks! ❤

  15. 40 desertflower
    May 6, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Sorry. I just love to listen to him talk and laugh. Makes me happy. Makes me smile

  16. 41 desertflower
    May 6, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    • 42 jacquelineoboomer
      May 6, 2017 at 11:32 pm

      Ha. Thanks, df. Forgot what time it was and at the very minute I saw your post, I realized I’d already missed a minute of SNL! Watching now.

  17. 43 GGAIL
    May 6, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    How wacky is our weather?
    Two days ago, I had the AC on when I came home. Now, I have the HEAT on. 😳

    • 44 desertflower
      May 6, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      Yesterday we broke a record that had stood since the 1940’s…it was 107 here. Today was in the 90’s and very windy…tomorrow…70. That’s sweater weather for me! Crazy, crazy, crazy! Don’t worry about a thing though….you know there’s no such thing as climate change!!

    • 49 arapaho415
      May 7, 2017 at 1:02 am

      GE/GM GGail.

      I’m freezing too.

      It’s in the 40Fs now, and I thought it was unbearably hot most of this week (I’ve noticed that hot weather seems to bother me more when it heats up when Winter is done [unless it’s over 100F] — I think it takes awhile for my body to adjust to the heat).

      But no complaints from me — would rather be cold than hot (can always bundle up), and my plants thrive in cool weather (instead of shriveling up and dying, which is what most of my [non-succulent] plants do when it gets hot 😦 ).

      Hoping our “May Gray” and “June Gloom” pattern continues this year.

  18. May 6, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Say it over again people. Spread the word: Never forget. And, this should be the way to pound Trumpcare:

    The GOP stole your health care so they could give a trillion dollars to the richest people in our country.

    • 52 desertflower
      May 6, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      Yes…because they do not yet have ALL the $$$. Bastards can rot in hell.

  19. May 6, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    Never mind the hack of the French candidates…

    Anyone else read about this man’s personal life?

    It would qualify for a Lifetime movie…yet, the French are like..

    ” eh”


    • 54 jacquelineoboomer
      May 6, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      All I heard was that there was “some talk” which suggested that some of the hackers were either posting or make up “stories” about him and his wife or something.

      C’est la vie, eh? LOL

  20. 64 desertflower
    May 6, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    • 65 jacquelineoboomer
      May 6, 2017 at 11:46 pm

      Looks like the original tweet is gone?

      • 66 arapaho415
        May 7, 2017 at 1:21 am

        Anyone interested in how screwed up our election system is (not the Electoral College, but the actual vote counts in states that determined November’s outcome) should take a gander at @mikefarb1’s Twitter timeline.

        Too many tweets to post here, but the info he’s collecting makes my already muddled brain (due to #Kremlingate) spin.

  21. 67 Betsy
    May 6, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    This is a powerful essay at the People’s View from Nancy the Artist:


  22. 68 jacquelineoboomer
    May 7, 2017 at 12:10 am

  23. 69 jacquelineoboomer
    May 7, 2017 at 12:41 am

  24. 70 Betsy
    May 7, 2017 at 1:16 am

    This is a good read as to why we can trust Claude Taylor:

    • 71 idon
      May 7, 2017 at 2:36 am

      Would love to read it but handle has blocked me. I seem to get blocked by folks who I’ve never had anything direct contact. Interesting. But if someone could post some of it here that would be great.

      • 72 idon
        May 7, 2017 at 2:38 am

        And I retweet Claude Taylor. Good source.

      • 73 arapaho415
        May 7, 2017 at 9:27 am

        GM idon.

        Interesting that you’ve been blocked without ever having engaged with that person.

        From the little I know of Twitter, I think this might happen if you’re swept up in a “canoe” — meaning someone else (i.e., troll) gets involved in a tweet you’ve posted or replied to. Dunno though.


        • 74 arapaho415
          May 7, 2017 at 9:29 am


          • 75 arapaho415
            May 7, 2017 at 9:30 am

            End of thread:

            • 76 idon
              May 7, 2017 at 11:06 am

              Thank you Arapaho for posting Ale thread. It’s very interesting. And thank you for explaining how it’s possible to get blocked by someone via a canoe. I appreciate it so much.

      • 77 Betsy
        May 7, 2017 at 11:19 am

        The person indicated that the reason Claude Taylor has so much info is because he’d gotten to know so many in the intel community who learned they could trust him whereas the media isn’t trusted by anyone, so would not get access to the same level of intel. I found it a bit reassuring.

        • 78 Bill R.
          May 7, 2017 at 12:04 pm

          Yes, I take serious issue with anyone who attacks citizen journalism, and touts MSM pseuo-journalism. The MSM has been behind this story from the beginning, didn’t do anything when the election was in process. What Claude Taylor and Louise Mensch are doing is authentic patriotism. And you’re right, there’s no reason at all to trust 99% of the MSM journos, they are all serving their corporate interests. NYTimes is still in the business of normalizing Trump. Their annointing of a climate denier columnist with great fanfare is the last straw for me.

  25. 79 sherijr
    May 7, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Good morning TOD~ Something (I hope) to inspire us this morning: https://www.facebook.com/joshua.richard.503/videos/1559050384127499/ My granddaughter preparing for her school talent show- “Rise Up”

    Don’t really know how to post a facebook video here, I hope this works.

    • May 7, 2017 at 8:23 am

      Good morning sheri, Sweet, sweet, sweet. Thanks for sharing with us! And best of luck to her!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

      Hope we all have a good and blessed day. btw, the piece I Am Unwilling to Cede Hope is excellent. We all need to read it daily. I will be sharing it with all my ‘secret’ groups here.

      • 81 sherijr
        May 7, 2017 at 11:05 am

        oh thank you, tnm ~ she is just that: sweetness and goodness and loves loves loves to sing 🙂 she brought me to tears this morning with this video.

    • 82 sjterrid
      May 7, 2017 at 11:41 am

      Thank you so much for sharing this Sheri! Beautiful! Good luck to her on the talent show.

  26. May 7, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Excellent piece and a must read about the stomach churning mess we’re in on a global basis:

  27. 85 Don
    May 7, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Last night my eleven year old son had his first sleep over at a neighbor’s house. My son’s friend was celebrating his twelfth birthday. It was the first time my son has ever been away from home overnight without me being with him. I couldn’t really sleep because I kept thinking about fifteen year old Jordan Edwards. Jordan Edwards was the child that was murdered by a policeman. Jordan and his brother had just left a party when the police came upon their vehicle and opened fire striking Jordan in the forehead. Every time I see Jordan’s picture I want to cry, the unimaginable pain of losing a child. How do you recover from that pain, how do you go on?

    • 86 sherijr
      May 7, 2017 at 11:09 am

      I don’t know either Don, how one recovers from that. I’ve thought of it a million times and just thinking of these kids, their parents, breaks my heart. Every time my son walks out the door to catch the bus for school/ work, I think these dark thoughts… and each time he makes it home, I breathe. I cannot, will not, imagine my life without his life.

  28. May 7, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Good Sunday, TOD Family!!!

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  30. May 7, 2017 at 10:15 am

    • 90 arapaho415
      May 7, 2017 at 11:28 am

      GM SWBG.

      You’ve been BUSY this morning, and on a quite a roll (thank you, very informative 🙂 ).

      See upthread reply to DF re: my thread on DJT “supporters” (aka Russian moles) promoting election fraud in France, distributing and attempting to elect LePen in France.

      • May 7, 2017 at 12:14 pm

        Good Afternoon, arapaho415! For a while I wondered if anyone else was in the village this morning. 🙂

        Yes, the promotion of election fraud in France (and any other democracy) by 45 supporters is very disturbing.

        I was watching Rachel the other night when she talked about the gag order leading up to France’s election and the loophole that allows them to get around it…that other countries can talk about it and French citizens have access to these discussions.

        I’ve no doubt that this promotion of election fraud and the actual execution extends deep into the GOP…thus their determined attempts to obstruct the TrumpRussia investigation.

  31. May 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

    And how much did he charge taxpayers for these visits to *his* properties?!?!?!?

  32. May 7, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Bananas and Baloney…yep, that’s an accurate description

  33. May 7, 2017 at 10:37 am

  34. 95 hopefruit2
    May 7, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Peter Daou (strong Hillary supporter) has me in a tizzy this morning with his bullshit love letter to Trump disguised as an “objective stating of facts” I let him know that I’m not buying whatever crap he’s selling…

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  38. 103 JER
    May 7, 2017 at 11:06 am

  39. May 7, 2017 at 11:07 am

    An “Awwwwwwww” moment

  40. 105 whenpamelawandered
    May 7, 2017 at 11:08 am
  41. May 7, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Another example of why we see GOP women voting against their best interests.

  42. 107 JER
    May 7, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Meetings, 2016. — petesouza

    • 108 arapaho415
      May 7, 2017 at 11:32 am

      GM JER.

      Love that we can now associate “the bear is loose” with Pete Souza!

  43. 109 desertflower
    May 7, 2017 at 11:16 am

    For the unnamed…WE know who they are

  44. 110 JER
    May 7, 2017 at 11:29 am

  45. 111 desertflower
    May 7, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Oh dear….do we HAVE enough room in our prisons for all these crooks, liars and treasonous scum?

  46. 112 desertflower
    May 7, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Can someone please make sure that Tally sees this feed so she can follow….she’d be all over this.


    • 113 Nena20409
      May 7, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    • 114 arapaho415
      May 7, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      GA DF.

      Noticed yesterday that Tally responded with a Twitter thread on this, so @mikefarb1 is definitely on her radar.


      • 115 arapaho415
        May 7, 2017 at 3:57 pm

  47. 116 desertflower
    May 7, 2017 at 11:40 am

    What “being compromised” looks like

  48. 117 desertflower
    May 7, 2017 at 11:44 am

    It shall not be.

  49. 119 desertflower
    May 7, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Read the last paragraph. Then swirl that around in your mind. Terrifying

  50. May 7, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Good morning, good people.

  51. 121 desertflower
    May 7, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Never did care for him

  52. 124 desertflower
    May 7, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Is our children learning? WTH. Need to mail them a copy of , “Eats Shoots and Leaves”

  53. 125 desertflower
    May 7, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Morning Must Read. From around the time of the sham election, but very spot on. A little taste.


    The Trump campaign has also used Nazi German symbols in its own original campaign ads. In July 2015, Trump tweeted a stock image of actors with SS uniforms overlaid by an American flag and a portrait of himself, with text saying “We need real leadership.”

    Trump blamed an intern for the presence of those uniforms, but his followers know the real story: Trump promises to save American whites against the incursions of shifting demographics (Hispanics and other peoples of color will become the majority in a few decades) and immigrants, as well as from the empowerment of African-Americans in the wake of Barack Obama’s presidency. That’s one reason why The Crusader, a Ku Klux Klan-affiliated newspaper, recently endorsed Trump.

  54. 126 globalcitizenlinda
    May 7, 2017 at 12:23 pm

  55. 127 hopefruit2
    May 7, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    For those who’d rather not watch Tweety on MSNBC’s airing…there’s a livestream being set up for tonight’s ceremony. 🙂

  56. 128 globalcitizenlinda
    May 7, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    i don’t like the reports of low turn out in the French elections.

    such reports, make me very nervous.

    as person who has known and seen people killed as they try to get an opportunity to vote, I get very angry about people who have the freedom, right and ability to vote but then they decide that they will not.

    I hope the bigot does not win because people enable her with their lack of participation.

  57. May 7, 2017 at 1:07 pm


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