First Lady Michelle Obama: A Champion For Kids


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116 Responses to “First Lady Michelle Obama: A Champion For Kids”

  1. 1 whenpamelawandered
    May 12, 2017 at 9:20 pm


  2. 3 whenpamelawandered
    May 12, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Hello? Hello?👋🏼

  3. May 12, 2017 at 9:47 pm

  4. 13 susanne
    May 12, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Aloha whenpamelawandered and Nerdy and all the TOD ohana ❤

    So lovely to see our FLOTUS gracing the news items again. And what a punchy quote: 'think about why someone is okay with your kids eating crap.'

  5. May 12, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Trumputin has a long history of secretly recording conversations, according to former associates:
    Also employees at Mar-a-Lago claimed he listened in to their calls, saying they personally saw the telephone console, which some referred to as a switchboard, in Trump’s bedroom:

  6. May 12, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Press Secretary Spicer won’t DENY that Trump is recording his Oval Office guests.

  7. 19 Nerdy Wonka
    May 12, 2017 at 9:59 pm

  8. May 12, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    This is tremendously important.

  9. 22 Nerdy Wonka
    May 12, 2017 at 10:14 pm


    I’ll see myself out now. 🙂

  10. 32 globalcitizenlinda
    May 12, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    once again, regarding the question that some in the media are asking about the threat of the homegrown demagogue’s threats of existence of a tape of his talk during dinner with former FBI Director Comey;

    I wrote a longer paragraph about this one the previous blog entry so I will now try to repeat/summarize my suggestion here.

    reason I am trying to get this back onto this blog entry is because I noticed that the journalist, WH reporter Ms. April D Ryan liked the tweet below within the first hour of me tweeting it;

    my intention for sending it was to remind journalists that they have a potential answer to this question based on the events that made news February 14 and 15 2017 – the reported Omarosa threatening Ms. Ryan and the subsequent threat that “their interaction was recorded” ;

    I hope someone focuses on this in the next few days;

    I also hope that some here on TOD can do a better phrasing than I have done in order to remind their public that we may already have an answer => Team Treason is recording people’s interactions;

    • 33 jacquelineoboomer
      May 12, 2017 at 10:59 pm

      That’s cool that April Ryan liked your tweet! I’m thinking you nailed it. Your “phrasing” was pitch perfect.

  11. May 12, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Jons favs fiancee

    • 36 CEB
      May 13, 2017 at 9:05 am

      This photo tells you so much about who she is, a polished and fashionable woman who is down to earth and not afraid to get her hands dirty, literally and figuratively, in the love and service of the nation’s children. Perfectly coiffed hair, a beautiful manicure crowned with an expensive wedding ring, no gloves to protect her hands and jewelry while sitting on the ground. She is planting seeds in the children with her affection and attention as the puts them in the soil to bring forth fruits and vegetables for the nourishment of their bodies. This picture shows so many of the reasons why we and millions over the world love and respect her. The children soak up her warmth as the earth soaks up the sun and both bring forth growth and bounty.
      So thankful that the white house kitchen garden is protected against 45’s pettiness with its 2 million grant to keep it going and the dedication stone and archway that leads to it that commemorate Michelle’s contribution to its inception. You know that 45 would dig it all up and salt the earth if he thought that he could get away with it. In his fevered view of the world, only he is worthy.

  12. 37 jacquelineoboomer
    May 12, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Love her nickname for him … this from a strong Republican, whom Trump caused to see the light.

  13. 41 jacquelineoboomer
    May 13, 2017 at 12:00 am


  14. 44 jacquelineoboomer
    May 13, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Too tired to read this tonight, but love the concept.

  15. 45 jacquelineoboomer
    May 13, 2017 at 12:09 am

    Just catching up with my recording of Bill Maher – Adam Schiff AND Jon Favreau are on. Off to watch! GN TODville.

  16. 47 Anjo
    May 13, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Good morning all have a great day, off to catch up on house work

    May 13, 2017 at 8:38 am


  18. 49 globalcitizenlinda
    May 13, 2017 at 9:23 am

    good morning every one!

    have a fantastic day

  19. 50 desertflower
    May 13, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Morning. Watch and Share Widely

    • 51 arapaho415
      May 13, 2017 at 9:42 am

      GM DF.

      Hopelessly behind, as usual, here and elsewhere, but during the week Twitter informed me that your Senator, John McCain, helped defeat repeal of #MethaneRule.

      Lots of Twitter talk about his finally being “mavericky” again, but don’t know if there was much discussion about this (clue to MSM — there are more than two Senators who represent the Mountain West [you’d think only Flake and McCain existed…]):

      This methane cloud affects ALL #FourCorners states: AZ, CO, NM, UT (including AZ, so perhaps was a factor in McCain’s vote?):

  20. 52 Don
    May 13, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Okay calm down everyone, I’m here.

  21. 54 arapaho415
    May 13, 2017 at 9:51 am

    GM TODville.

    And while I’m on my soapbox defending the Mountain West (understandably being overshadowed by DJT treasonous cover up), let’s think about what Ryan Zinke is doing to those American citizens MOST DEPENDENT on the federal government (through no choice of their own — not saying that they don’t have the freedom to leave the reservations, but had indigenous people not been rounded up and FORCED to live on US reservations, many would not be as dependent of the federal government as they are now):

    • May 13, 2017 at 9:58 am

      This is an absolute outrage. Everywhere we turn, Trump and his cabal of know-nothings are stripping everything that is important and vital to America. HOW MANY MORE DAYS of this cruelty and abuse?

  22. May 13, 2017 at 9:55 am


  23. 57 arapaho415
    May 13, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Last post (for now, at least, LOL) on how my rant that the Mountain West is ignored by broadcast MSM.

    I heard a single report on @cbsradionews early on Thursday that Martin Heinrich was the Senator who asked this question (have heard this pattern before — CBS radio news mentions something that doesn’t match management narrative, and they don’t mention it again):

  24. May 13, 2017 at 10:08 am

    This will be a Battle Royale. Count on it.

  25. 60 desertflower
    May 13, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Part 2. Share

  26. May 13, 2017 at 10:36 am

  27. May 13, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Is it any wonder that #scumbag45 gets away with so much garbage. Why is AMJOY tuning in to his Liberty U. event?

    • 63 idon
      May 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      I thought the discussion following the clips was very good. I must be the only one who thinks Trump is as ugly as homemade sin. I can’t stand to look at him or listen to him. I have Tivo so I don’t have to. Overall, the best segments were about TrumpRussia as regards firing of Comey

    • May 13, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      she used parts his speech as commentary….it was good

  28. May 13, 2017 at 10:54 am


  29. May 13, 2017 at 10:58 am


  30. 71 desertflower
    May 13, 2017 at 11:15 am

    He speaks for me

  31. May 13, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Very interesting editorial by NYT. Sally Yates is a hero.

  32. 73 desertflower
    May 13, 2017 at 11:29 am

    • 74 Nena20409
      May 13, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      Pres Obama on many occasions warned Us to Not to be bamboozled.
      If the above Pic is to ‘Catch’ #LiarTrump for recording James Comey…….I don’t buy the above Photograph.
      Comey ate ‘dinner’ Not in the Oval Office with Trump.
      The Oval Office has Taping devices. Weeks ago, it was reported that Trump turned off the Device while Talking to Putin for the ‘first’ Time. Yes Trump has a history of Taping or rather listening on folks over the years. I have no doubt that he might have taped Comey. Trump knows that James Comey was not his Flank. Hence the ‘tapes’ Tweet canard.
      The TRUTH will Out, eventually. The sad thing is How much Damage Later to these USA.

  33. 75 desertflower
    May 13, 2017 at 11:31 am

    They seem to brag about it, so it shouldn’t be too hard.

  34. 76 JER
    May 13, 2017 at 11:33 am

    LIVE: Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) gives address at Mass. College of Liberal Arts – http://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-2?cid=share_twitter_widget

  35. 77 desertflower
    May 13, 2017 at 11:47 am

    OM Damn G!


    Exclusive: Several sources familiar with the matter say that Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah is being given security briefings to prepare him for the Presidency.

    Sources close to the legal community indicate that matters are proceeding rapidly in the forthcoming proceedings to remove Donald Trump from office, and to indict the co-conspirators around him.

    Sources with links to the intelligence community described a sense of both inevitability and urgency over the unraveling of the Trump-Pence administration over their attempts to obstruct justice. “Trump’s presdidency ended May 9th,” said one source, referring to the overtly politicized dismissal of FBI Director James Comey.

    • 78 whenpamelawandered
      May 13, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      I will never ever buy it. If the election was hacked and manipulated, the GOP did not win, we all know it. Supplanting one loser with another (Hatch: “people who want free health care are like being on the dole”, from a man who has been living on the dole for how long now?) Hatch has not exactly got the best interpretation of democracy in view, he’s not the answer. Mind you, it will be a joyful day when they all get hauled off to somewhere, anywhere, I don’t care. Russia will not stop with this kind of superficial bandaid remedy, russia will not stop until it controls the whole world.

      • 79 sherijr
        May 13, 2017 at 12:44 pm

        I’m with you on this Pamela… Hatch is not the man.

        “I will never ever buy it. If the election was hacked and manipulated, the GOP did not win, we all know it.”

        • 80 Don
          May 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm

          I don’t think it’s possible to have a new election, and I hope that I’m wrong. Two days ago the FBI raided a GOP fundraising firm which means to me that they are following the money. If a Senator has been in office for as long as Hatch has been, he or she should have a big enough war chest to not have to go grovel for money. But turtle and Ryan seem to be whores for money which means they’ll do just about anything for a buck. If the Russians have been using that GOP fundraising firm to launder money to the GOP, I’m sure as shit that turtle and Ryan are knee deep in laundered money. Maybe that’s why they are being squeezed out if indeed Hatch has been selected to receive security briefings. This is just my uneducated assessment of the situation.

    • 82 Don
      May 13, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      Hmmmm, I was on twitter a couple of days ago and I came across a tweet about the order of succession and Orrin Hatch’s name was highlighted. I didn’t think anything of it at the time. The person that tweeted it said “I’m just going to leave this here.”

  36. 84 idon
    May 13, 2017 at 11:54 am


    • May 13, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      I’m torn between Don’t DAMN and HALLELUJAH and what pamela said. I just don’t know where the redline is for the entire GOP. There’s some, maybe many, who will NEVER ‘break’ and accept reality/truth. Time will tell, of course.

      *********Now for a story that should make you all smile. Last night, I went to a graduation get together here in our neighborhood. Family BIGLY HUGELY conservatives/T supporters/GWB supporters—–anything or anyone R is FINE with them. The host Mom introduced me to some people I didn’t know so one lady and I were just making conversation. She asked me “So what do you and your husband do in your retirement? What are your hobbies, etc.” I first explained that my husband is a hiker and talked a little about that. Then, I said that I am very involved in our church, that our grandchildren live in VA so we spend quite a bit of time going to see them and that I am also very involved in politics. She asked (quite quickly), “So what type of things do you do politically?” Me: “I’m very involved in our local Democratic Party. I’m a precinct chair. Attend a number of meetings and other events, make phone calls when needed, various other activist things.” She had NO reply and almost instantly she disappeared and I didn’t even see her again while we were there. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

      Sitting here right now with a BIG smile as I type this!!!!

  37. 89 JER
    May 13, 2017 at 12:38 pm

  38. 90 JER
    May 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Restoring Faith in American Government


    Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

    Find your nearest march here or organize one in your community. https://www.marchfortruth.info/https://www.marchfortruth.info/take-action/

  39. 91 JER
    May 13, 2017 at 12:48 pm

  40. 95 Nena20409
    May 13, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Hello TODbots.
    It’s a Gorgeous Saturday. Can’t beat that 😉
    {{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}
    TOD & NW, Rock!

  41. 96 Nena20409
    May 13, 2017 at 1:32 pm

  42. 97 Nena20409
    May 13, 2017 at 1:33 pm

  43. 98 Nena20409
    May 13, 2017 at 1:45 pm

  44. 99 Nena20409
    May 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm

  45. 100 desertflower
    May 13, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Did they tip a wing?

  46. 101 Nena20409
    May 13, 2017 at 1:57 pm

  47. 103 desertflower
    May 13, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Paul Krugman

  48. May 13, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    • May 13, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      “Donald Trump and Mike Pence have both violated their oaths of office in plain sight over the unconstitutional dismissal of Director Comey, these sources say, and elements of the Judicial Branch are asserting the separation of powers described in the Constitution. This matter is separate from, and additional to, the substantive charges of collusion with the Russian state, and of money-laundering, sedition, violation of the Logan Act, and other crimes with which both Trump and Pence may be charged. As I exclusively reported earlier this week, Speaker Paul Ryan, normally third in the line of succession, will be excluded as the intelligence community has an intercept in which Ryan openly admits that he knew Sergei Kislyak was washing Russian money into the GOP. This will convict Ryan on RICO charges; as I have also exclusively reported this week, a RICO case exists against the GOP as a body. The raids earlier this week on a data and consulting firm close to Paul Manafort formed part of evidence gathering in this RICO case.”

      She concluded with …. “There will be further reporting on this breaking story later today.”

      Interesting ……

  49. 106 Nena20409
    May 13, 2017 at 2:10 pm

  50. May 13, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Apt …..

  51. May 13, 2017 at 2:19 pm

  52. 111 Nena20409
    May 13, 2017 at 2:21 pm

  53. 112 GGail
    May 13, 2017 at 2:50 pm

  54. 114 Dudette
    May 13, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Hi Everyone! You all probably alteady know about it, but I just stumbled on this Twitter account that posts pics of President O with kids — @ObamaPlusKids

    Check it out, especially when you need some respite from Cheetolini and the Trumplodytes.

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