‘First Lady For Life!’


167 Responses to “‘First Lady For Life!’”

  1. 7 whenpamelawandered
    May 13, 2017 at 3:34 pm


  2. 10 Anjo
    May 13, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Congrats Don, Happy Saturday to all, off to celebrate with the nurses, its their week

    • 11 Dudette
      May 13, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      Dang, I did it again! Tried to say hi to you and ended up posting in the wrong spot! I’m hopeless!

      Oh well, hope you’re having a good day! 😜

  3. 16 Dudette
    May 13, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    It’s wrong… I know it’s wrong, but DAYUM! 😄

  4. 22 jacquelineoboomer
    May 13, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Dudette – Thanks for the tip on this twitter account. How’s this for a clear-eyed Obama fan? #InstantLove

  5. 27 jacquelineoboomer
    May 13, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    .*Barack’s going around the world with his shirt unbuttoned

    Love our FLOTUS!

  6. 30 jacquelineoboomer
    May 13, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    More uplifting thoughts … of course, we had to go abroad for ’em.

  7. May 13, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Before I get ready for an evening out (fundraiser for a special church/community place), I have to say to Dudette: Such JOY, pure joy, to have you back. I/We have missed you SO much!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t have time to look at the twitter feed with the pics of PO and kids. Will treat myself and check it out tomorrow. 🙂 🙂

  8. May 13, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Yes indeed. First Lady for life. And she don’t have to send me a check.

  9. 37 Nena20409
    May 13, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Congrats, Don on your Au ⭐

  10. 38 Nena20409
    May 13, 2017 at 4:25 pm

  11. 39 GGail
    May 13, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    OMG, I just had to BLOCK two people who made negative comments on my John Lewis commencement tweet.

  12. 44 Nena20409
    May 13, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    This is what I’m watching right now.
    It makes me Happy!

  13. 46 Dudette
    May 13, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    • 47 Nena20409
      May 13, 2017 at 4:39 pm

      67 yo.
      Happy B-Day, Stevie Wonder!

    • 48 GGail
      May 13, 2017 at 4:42 pm

      Happy Birthday Stevie. He had one heck of a b-day party here a couple of days ago and it was on jam!

      Dudette, it is so good to see you ❤ Sending prayers for your health and strength.

    • 51 Bill R.
      May 13, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      I was in Rome in the fall of 1967, and an American student in my group described a vital young blind vocalist and musician called Stevie Wonder at the night club she went to. He was just 17 then.

  14. 52 Nena20409
    May 13, 2017 at 4:42 pm

  15. 55 Dudette
    May 13, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Heh heh!

  16. 59 globalcitizenlinda
    May 13, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    I have heard the sentiment that Comey keeps records very meticulously expressed multiple times by those who have known him over the years;

    therefore, if it is true that director Comey keeps receipts, it may be the case that through his many public (and recorded) lies, the homegrown demagogue has bitten off more than he can chew;

    • 60 Bill R.
      May 13, 2017 at 6:04 pm

      The FBI and over-all intelligence community of the U.S. and allies are coming for Trump, and they will bring him down.

      • 61 globalcitizenlinda
        May 13, 2017 at 11:55 pm

        Yes I think you are exactly right. He has been doing a lot of damage & taking much glee trash-talking & insulting people who put their lives on the line on behalf of us all. With that humiliating termination of one of their own, he signed his own ticket to ruin. He has made a career of humiliating, hurting, and exploiting people & those he tears will bring karma

  17. 62 JER
    May 13, 2017 at 4:56 pm

  18. 67 desertflower
    May 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    OH!!!! THIS IS RICH!!! Considering FLOTUS has been championing healthy food/ healthy lifestyle….now look what shitforbrains has to say about people that have Type 2 diabetes. There is a place in hell for these wretched excuses for people.


    Trump Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said that people with Type 2 diabetes don’t deserve to have health insurance because they gave themselves diabetes.

    While speaking at Stanford University, Trump Budget Director Mick Mulvaney classified diabetes as a bad lifestyle choice, “That doesn’t mean we should take care of the person who sits at home, eats poorly and gets diabetes. Is that the same thing as Jimmy Kimmel’s kid? I don’t think that it is.”

    If you get Type II diabetes because you listened to Republicans and rebelled against former First Lady Michelle Obama’s efforts to encourage healthy eating, you’re on your own.

    According to the CDC, “More than 29 million Americans are living with diabetes, and 86 million are living with prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. Type 2 diabetes accounts for about 90% to 95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes, and type 1 diabetes accounts for about 5%. The health and economic costs for both are enormous.”

    The way Republicans are going to bring down the cost of health care is to not pay for care for people who have Type II diabetes.

    I hate them all. I really do.

    • 68 globalcitizenlinda
      May 13, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      Evil scumbags!!!! I hope someone caught that on tape & that it is run 24/7 throughout the nation …. and then we can see where republicans can hide

    • 69 desertflower
      May 13, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Wonder if that means we don’t have to fork out $$ for the fat ass fraud that sits in the Oval?

    • 70 GGail
      May 13, 2017 at 5:21 pm

      He is a dumbass for life.
      I know a guy (white) who is skinny as a rail and he has type 2 diabetes, it is heredity in his family.
      Definition of type 2 diabetes: “A chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose).”

    • 72 Dudette
      May 13, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      Ugh! Just… ugh!

  19. 73 Nena20409
    May 13, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Another day, where GOP is once again doing undemocratic things.
    These idiots took oaths, yet they ignore their responsibilities. Are Dem areas Not Taxpayers who help pay these idiots Salaries?

    • 74 Betsy
      May 13, 2017 at 5:55 pm

      Can they get away with this?

    • 75 CEB
      May 13, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      These republican f**kers in NC are evil and determined to hold on to power in any way that they can. Even when NC elected a Dem. gov. they tied up things on the way out to limit his power. The governor wound up in the court s to challenge this. NC republicans are turning the state in some kind of bastardized theocracy.

  20. 76 desertflower
    May 13, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    • May 13, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      While we are talking about Russia, we are not talking about Voter Suppression enough. The Republicans help steal this election.Republicans on Capital Hill, Governors and local state legislation.

      • May 14, 2017 at 8:05 am

        And don’t think this committee Trump is forming to tackle voter fraud and voter suppression is nothing short of suppressing a democratic tack over in 2018.

    • 79 pkayden
      May 14, 2017 at 12:29 am

      I’m not blaming Democrats for voter suppression but would encourage them to figure out how to help folks get the proper ID long before elections. We keep hearing these stories and nothing changes.

  21. 80 Nena20409
    May 13, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    • 81 desertflower
      May 13, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      He can lie and do what comes naturally and get a big pay raise. He was never interested in doing the people’s work

      • 82 joyfulmeme
        May 13, 2017 at 7:31 pm

        If I remember correctly, he sleeps in his office on the rare occasions the House is in session.

        • 83 desertflower
          May 13, 2017 at 8:35 pm

          That’s not because he’s doing the people’s work, I’m guessing it’s because he’s cheap

  22. 84 GGail
    May 13, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Must See TV 😀

  23. 85 desertflower
    May 13, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    He has such a damn big mouth….lucky for us

  24. 86 Nena20409
    May 13, 2017 at 5:45 pm

  25. 87 Nena20409
    May 13, 2017 at 5:47 pm

  26. 88 JER
    May 13, 2017 at 5:48 pm

  27. 90 desertflower
    May 13, 2017 at 5:58 pm

  28. 91 Nena20409
    May 13, 2017 at 5:59 pm

  29. May 13, 2017 at 6:01 pm

  30. 93 Dudette
    May 13, 2017 at 6:08 pm


  31. 94 Bill R.
    May 13, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    In times when the fundamental bond of the human family, our brother and sisterhood is challenged by divisive haters, we all need “Someone to Lean On.” (Playing for Change)

  32. 95 Bill R.
    May 13, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Michelle Obama will always be my First Lady for Life.

  33. 96 jacquelineoboomer
    May 13, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    And I laugh.

  34. May 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm

  35. 99 GGail
    May 13, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    This man brought tears to my eyes.

    May 13, 2017 at 7:38 pm


  37. 102 GGail
    May 13, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Well written article

  38. 104 globalcitizenlinda
    May 13, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    one additional person who needs to be thoroughly investigated is keith schiller, the homegrown demagogue’s former bodyguard and an apparent current enforcer.

    he is reported to be the person who delivered the letter that fired director Comey’s to the FBI headquarters;

    although he was former member of the NYPD, I suspect that he cannot have worked to the corrupt-to-the-core homegrown demagogue and his company, since 1999, without having acted outside the law;

    among all the scumbags around 45, this one cannot be overlooked and one hopes that the FBI & media can focus on him too;

    • 105 globalcitizenlinda
      May 13, 2017 at 8:26 pm

      I recall seeing video and reading stories about him manhandling people during the campaign;

      last I heard about him was as one of the pretenders, with kushner, who went as the “formal delegation” to iraq

    • 106 arapaho415
      May 13, 2017 at 10:21 pm

      GE GCL.

      A couple of thoughts from #NeverTrump Republicans about Schiller (who is poised to join AG Sessions and DHS Kelly in establishing the #jackbooted thugocracy that I mentioned to DF downthread):

      Schiller’s current position is Director of White House Operations:

  39. 107 GGail
    May 13, 2017 at 8:16 pm

  40. 111 GGail
    May 13, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    I admire K.O. because he is not hysterical, but, speaks truthfully and factually.
    I strongly urge TODers, lurkers too, to listen closely to his video, then share it, post it, tweet it.

  41. 112 desertflower
    May 13, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Republicans think THESE people need a raise, not you


  42. 113 desertflower
    May 13, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Steady dose of lies

  43. 115 desertflower
    May 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

  44. May 13, 2017 at 10:13 pm


    • 117 whenpamelawandered
      May 13, 2017 at 11:19 pm

      I think they’ve broken twitter – or maybe thedonaldimbulb is shutting down the interwebz

    • 118 Bill R.
      May 13, 2017 at 11:45 pm

      I was just about to post this. Hallelujah, the Trumpster is going down.

      • 119 jacquelineoboomer
        May 14, 2017 at 12:18 am

        I think we all saw it at the same time! Hope it’s true. Hallelujah.

        • 120 99ts
          May 14, 2017 at 2:23 am

          There’s a maybe/maybe not discussion at BJ which is interesting

          • 121 jacquelineoboomer
            May 14, 2017 at 2:25 am

            Lots of folks question all their predictions … it seems they have some kind of track record, but I can’t keep up with it! There’s also a lot of finger pointing among some of ’em. Oh, well, tomorrow is another day!

            • 122 idon
              May 14, 2017 at 3:07 am

              Yep some peeps are doing the “I ain’t in this shit dance” But to me it sounds like a segue to an asset seize and freeze

            • 124 arapaho415
              May 14, 2017 at 3:12 am

              GM JO’B (know it’s the middle of the night where you are; heck it’s practically that where I am, but man, oh man, keeping up with the FUBAR president is infuriating, shocking, AND exhausting 😦 ).

              Agree with you — reading nonMSM timelines of Sarah Kendzior, Louise Mensch, John Schindler, Claude Taylor, etc.) reminds me of being in junior high, when you had to keep straight which of your friends hated your other friends — and you’re kind of caught in the middle, cause you like both “enemies.” 😦

              • 125 sherijr
                May 14, 2017 at 7:22 am

                good way to put it Arapaho… I take them all with a large grain of salt 😉

              • 126 jacquelineoboomer
                May 14, 2017 at 10:45 am

                GM! Oh, yes, you nailed it on the junior high part. Never saw anything like it. We’ll have to muddle through … 🙂

            • 127 99ts
              May 14, 2017 at 5:31 pm

              It currently appears to be a pipe dream – one can always hope 🙂

  45. 128 Sara
    May 14, 2017 at 2:47 am

    Two of my heroes, Cory Booker and Bryan Stevenson … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jZxnVV6xq0 … sharing just because they are so inspiring, and I really appreciate all the nuggets I continually find on TOD.

  46. 129 sherijr
    May 14, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Good Morning TOD I wish all of you a very Happy Mother’s Day. And here is a lovely story of goodness for ya: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/group-sends-thousands-of-mothers-day-cards-to-immigrant-moms/ar-BBB6khh?li=AA4ZnC&ocid=spartandhp

  47. May 14, 2017 at 8:15 am

  48. May 14, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Happy Mother’s Day…to all who are mothers or play the role of a mother in someone’s life. Have a blessed day!

  49. 133 Don
    May 14, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Happy mother’s day to all of the sexy mothers out there and um, good luck with everything.

  50. May 14, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers and grandmothers out there!! I hope your day is a grand celebration of all you do for your families every day!!

  51. 139 desertflower
    May 14, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Wait. What?

  52. 141 JER
    May 14, 2017 at 10:03 am

    • May 14, 2017 at 10:17 am

      Thank you President Obama. And I want to wish Michelle Obama a Happy Mother’s Day too and thank her for representing this country so well when she was our First Lady.

  53. 143 desertflower
    May 14, 2017 at 10:05 am

  54. 147 Dudette
    May 14, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Good Morning! 😁 😍 😁

  55. 148 Dudette
    May 14, 2017 at 10:32 am

  56. 150 Dudette
    May 14, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  57. 152 desertflower
    May 14, 2017 at 10:52 am

  58. 153 Dudette
    May 14, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to all of our wonderful TOD mothers! Wishing you a day full of love and laughter!

    See ya later.

  59. 154 whenpamelawandered
    May 14, 2017 at 10:53 am


  60. 155 jacquelineoboomer
    May 14, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Happy Mother’s Day! Nice and sunny here, a big plus up for the spirit!

  61. 156 jacquelineoboomer
    May 14, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Ha. Joy Reid had Rep. Waters introduce her own segment on the show, this morning: “Your Moment with Maxine is next.” 🙂

  62. May 14, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Happy Mothers Day to all the Mothers, Grandmothers, and Mothers to be. I hope you are showered with all the love and appreciation you so richly deserve everyday. 💐🌹🌹🌹🌷❤️

  63. May 14, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Helping to empower girls who are homeless.

  64. 159 Bill R.
    May 14, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to our mothers and grandmothers, and to all who have been a mother to us.

  65. 160 PrayerWarriorforObama
    May 14, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Happy Mothers Day to mothers everywhere, including those who, though not biological mothers, have nurtured children as if they had given birth to them.

  66. 161 Bill R.
    May 14, 2017 at 11:18 am

    More on indictments from Claude Taylor:

    • 162 Bill R.
      May 14, 2017 at 11:20 am

      Dana Boente is the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District Federal Court of Virginia, the prosecutor handling these cases.

    • 163 hopefruit2
      May 14, 2017 at 11:21 am

      Huge, if true. Some people are casting doubt on Claude’s posts — I look forward to seeing/hearing how this all unfolds.

      • 164 Bill R.
        May 14, 2017 at 5:08 pm

        German media has picked up the story today and Stern magazine has published with citations for Claude. I think it’s real.

  67. 166 JER
    May 14, 2017 at 11:25 am


    If you knew there was a bomb on an airplane, what ethical principle could compel you to remain silent? See something. Say something.
    … We, responsible psychologists and psychiatrists, see something and we’re saying something because we are ethical professionals and loyal Americans, and we won’t be silenced.

    More here: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/psychologists-duty-warn-country-trump-article-1.3160022?utm_content=buffer7634a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=NYDailyNewsTw

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