Pranzo or Lunch!


Hannah Parry et al


President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama having lunch at the Borgo Finocchieto villa in Siena

149 Responses to “Pranzo or Lunch!”

  1. 1 GGAIL
    May 26, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Waving from the West Coast 🙋🏽

  2. 5 Nerdy Wonka
    May 26, 2017 at 1:22 pm


    • 6 idon
      May 26, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      I love this picture of him. It’s everything and should be used as the cover for one of the many books he will be writing.

  3. May 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm

  4. May 26, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    • 11 pkayden
      May 26, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      I hope millions turn out. Trump must be sent a clear message that Americans want the truth. He is nothing but Putin’s Puppet and we want him out.

  5. May 26, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    • 13 sjterrid
      May 26, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      Trump has shown that he doesn’t believe at all what this holiday means to Muslims by every action and word he has spoken. Which is clear by the rest of his statement.

      • 14 misspat
        May 26, 2017 at 2:57 pm

        The same Muslims he banned from the United States?

        • 15 sjterrid
          May 26, 2017 at 3:01 pm

          Yep! I do think that he exempted Saudi Arabia of the list of countries that he banned from the US though. Which shows he doesn’t understand anything, but what benefits him and his family.

      • 16 0388jojothecat
        May 26, 2017 at 4:10 pm

        “to give to those in need who are suffering from poverty and conflict”……he surely did not write any of this. His administration is planning to impose a whole lot of suffering on those in poverty and conflict with his attack on law abiding immigrants who come here in peace to make a living, feed their kids, and provide them with better opportunities.

        • 17 sjterrid
          May 26, 2017 at 4:43 pm

          You are so right about this. I was first going to write there was no way that he wrote any of this.

    • 18 whenpamelawandered
      May 26, 2017 at 6:22 pm


      By contrast, the Prime Minister of Canada 🇨🇦

  6. May 26, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Good afternoon Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Friday afternoon. TGIF>> Congrats GGail, on being first this afternoon.

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

    To all, I hope that you strive to be as dependable as water will be wet, as reliable as the sun will be hot, and as resourceful as a concierge 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 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  7. May 26, 2017 at 1:40 pm

  8. May 26, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina has announced that it intends to try to raise premiums by 22.9 percent next year. The company says it would have tried to raise them by only 8.8 percent, but it is going for the larger increase because the Trump administration has not said whether it will continue paying the law’s so-called “cost-sharing reductions” (CSRs) to insurance companies, which subsidize out-of-pocket costs for lower-income people who get insurance on the individual markets. Democrats in Congress want to appropriate money to cover these subsidies, but Republicans have not done so.

  9. May 26, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    This is hilarious. This lil girl is questioning her Mother about the outcome of the Presidential election. She’s speaking for all of us. ROFL 😂😂😂

  10. May 26, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    PRESIDENT OBAMA speaks after receiving German award and answers questions from young people:
    My paraphrase for a little of it: Believe you can have an impact in the world. Think about more what you want to do than want to be. Then you will succeed in chosen area of focus. Start with passion even if you e.g. don’t get into office if that is on your agenda. Focus on what you care deeply about and be persistent. You’ll feel good and have a sense of purpose. You will make mistakes. Anything worthwhile takes time.

    • 28 sjterrid
      May 26, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      Thank you, bridgeriverpass, for posting President Obama’s remarks. Now to listen to it.

  11. May 26, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Anyone see this?
    The Pope gave Trump a 192-page letter he wrote on climate change:

    • 30 cd4biden
      May 27, 2017 at 12:32 am

      But if the Pope doesn’t mention DT in every paragraph, DT won’t read it, because it’s not about him!

  12. May 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    • May 26, 2017 at 6:34 pm


      You speak so much truth. WE don’t understand either.

      It’s not just what she says…watch her facial expression when she’s talking about Dolt45…HILARIOUS.

  13. 33 sjterrid
    May 26, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Good afternoon, TOD!

    Thank you Nerdy for the lovely photos of the President and Michelle. They look great.

    Now to listen to the President on his remarks when he received his German Media Award.

  14. May 26, 2017 at 2:09 pm

  15. May 26, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Nobel Peace Prize-winning cardiologist Bernard Lown claims that Donald Trump approached him in 1986 and asked him for information that would help him secure a key U.S. government post in Moscow.

    Lown says that Trump asked him for information about Mikhail Gorbachev, who had just risen to become the Soviet Union’s head of state in 1985. Lown also says Trump revealed plans to ask President Ronald Reagan to appoint him to “an official post to the USSR in order to negotiate a nuclear disarmament deal on behalf of the United States, a job for which Trump felt he was the only one fit.”

    Trump told Lown that his plan was to sit down in a room with Gorbachev and use his negotiating prowess to end the entire Cold War in the span of a mere hour.

    • 37 arapaho415
      May 26, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      GE SWBG.

      Sarah Kendzior is a good source for a timeline of DJT’s associations with Russia (dating back to the 1980s).

      Posted here in February, just after Russia’s UN ambassador died.

  16. May 26, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    The irony that his comes from a “pastors network”. I wonder what they teach their congregations.

    • 40 Sandy1110
      May 26, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      One of the GOP strategies was to get to the churches. They really got ahead of the Dems there.

      So they program their flocks the way Fox News does – with all the RW memes, under the false premise that the GOP is the party of Christian values and morality and patriotism. All FALSE.

  17. May 26, 2017 at 2:27 pm

  18. 42 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Hello TOD, TGIF 🙂
    Congrats, GGail on your Au ⭐
    Excellent Post, NW. Thanks!
    Pleasant & Lovely day in MN Today 🙂
    Miss your Sunny Personality {{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}
    ❤ Yardarm ❤ LL ❤

  19. May 26, 2017 at 2:42 pm

  20. 44 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 2:44 pm

  21. 47 JER
    May 26, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    • 48 CEB
      May 26, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      She has no more fucks left to give. She has seen in all been through most of it and survived the slings and arrows with her head held high. She is not about to shut up and sit down. From Putin to 45 to the weak-ass GOP congress, they fear her. This is what all of the hate is about. Go get ’em, Hillary.

  22. 50 JER
    May 26, 2017 at 2:51 pm

  23. 52 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 2:59 pm

  24. 53 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 3:03 pm

  25. 57 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 3:15 pm

  26. 58 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 3:16 pm


  27. 64 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 3:19 pm

  28. 65 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Change——Is in the Horizon.

  29. 66 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    • 67 Don
      May 26, 2017 at 3:39 pm

      I have zero sympathies for H.R. Pufnstuff, this motherfucker chose to throw his lot into the ring with Trump. He deserves every bit of disrespect that Trump sends his way.

      • 68 jacquelineoboomer
        May 26, 2017 at 3:42 pm

        (Love! your name for him)

        Exactly. He gave up his reputation – and a life-long career – to pal around trump. No sympathy for him, either.

      • 69 Nena20409
        May 26, 2017 at 3:50 pm

        I hear you Don.
        McMaster is a current US Member of the US Armed Forces. He could Not Resign without resigning from the Force. Yes, it’s a choice. But he had Zero Choice initially before being ‘Commanded’ to accept the Post. They serve under a CIC.
        I am not making excuses. I am explaining what it is.

        • 70 Don
          May 26, 2017 at 3:55 pm

          Thank you for explaining it to me, Nena, I just hate the fact that military service members have to at times serve under someone like Trump. Trump doesn’t have an ounce of dignity or leadership capabilities, and the military at times are subjected to his every whim.

    • 71 arapaho415
      May 26, 2017 at 6:27 pm

      GE Don.

      I have little sympathy for anyone who doesn’t do their best to rid the FUBAR horror in DC.

      However, I saw a tweet recently that said McMaster is the only person standing between djt and the nuclear button — have no idea if that’s true or not, but food for thought.

      IMHO, this article wasn’t trying to elicit sympathy for McMaster or Tillerson, but implies (to me) that Kushner and Jason Greenblatt were there to make money for the tRump family.

      (tweet from US Ambassador to Israel during Obama Adm):

  30. 72 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 3:45 pm

  31. 73 JER
    May 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    • 74 whenpamelawandered
      May 26, 2017 at 6:28 pm

      My guess it’s just an excuse to use Jackie O’s name in the same sentence with a bag of plastic, facelifts, Botox and Prozac. The woman is as empty as the excuse she’s married to.

    • May 26, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      Jackie O had dignity, education and class, a lover of book and arts. Not a soft porn mail order bride birther who says her favorite way to spend time is to read fashion magazines.

      • 76 carolyn
        May 26, 2017 at 7:20 pm

        I like Jackie the way she is. Not on steroids. An awful comment…..he is always degrading women.

  32. 77 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 4:01 pm

  33. 78 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 4:02 pm

  34. 80 57andfemale
    May 26, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    The whiny Dem hand wringing is driving me crazy. At least there’s some sanity:

  35. May 26, 2017 at 4:13 pm


  36. 83 carolyn
    May 26, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Looking at all the reports and pictures from Brussels and the G7 in Sicily, it seems to me that the center of power has shifted, is dramatically shifting, from the U.S. to Canada, France and Germany. Britain dealt itself out with its vote on Brexit, and we dealt ourselves out with the election of the orange buffoon. President Obama and Hillary and John Kerry worked so hard and so successfully for eight years to rebuild our reputation and credibility, and now djt and his boys have taken a hammer to it, and are destroying our credibility. People will not be looking to him for leadership. We have got to work to get him and his mob out!

  37. 84 JER
    May 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

  38. 85 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 4:33 pm

  39. May 26, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Much more knowledgeable….there was a low bar, so that’s not really saying much.

  40. 91 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 4:37 pm

  41. 92 JER
    May 26, 2017 at 5:11 pm

  42. May 26, 2017 at 5:14 pm

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  44. May 26, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    • 96 mtmarilyn
      May 26, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      Bobfr, would you please put any of Schindler tweets in a tweet from you. I was bloked years ago from him.

  45. May 26, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    And, for a daily dose of DUH ….

    • 98 sherijr
      May 26, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      I wonder when he thinks the GOP was last healthy? It sure wasn’t anytime in the last 8 yrs.. or the 8 yrs before that.

  46. 99 JER
    May 26, 2017 at 5:40 pm

  47. May 26, 2017 at 6:15 pm

  48. May 26, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Dolt45 NEVER had their respect…who you kidding?

  49. May 26, 2017 at 6:39 pm

  50. May 26, 2017 at 6:44 pm

  51. May 26, 2017 at 6:56 pm

  52. May 26, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    a very deep sadness for this young man who held so much promise:

  53. 108 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 7:07 pm

  54. 109 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 7:09 pm

  55. 113 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Excuses, excuses.

  56. 115 No Child Left Behind
    May 26, 2017 at 7:18 pm

  57. 116 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 7:20 pm

  58. 117 No Child Left Behind
    May 26, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    White House Social Media Director Scavino Slams Boehner Over Trump Dis: He's the 'Disaster' https://t.co/4S3mFmi46w pic.twitter.com/q96Mi4x39O— Mediaite (@Mediaite) May 26, 2017


  59. 119 No Child Left Behind
    May 26, 2017 at 7:25 pm

  60. 120 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 7:27 pm

  61. May 26, 2017 at 7:33 pm

  62. 124 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Full disclosure, I am Never a Fan of anything depicting Lynching. Capital punishment (of any kind) by hanging is against my philosophy.

  63. 125 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 7:50 pm

  64. 126 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 7:56 pm

  65. 127 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 8:00 pm

  66. 128 amk for obama
    May 26, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    51,000 for that curtain crap?

    • May 26, 2017 at 8:40 pm

      These are the same people who criticize Michelle Obama for wearing that white top in Italy, but they have nothing to say about the naked pictures of Melania Trump all over the internet.

  67. May 26, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Maxine Waters‏Verified account @MaxineWaters

    Jared Kushner is under scrutiny in the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation. In other news, water is wet.

  68. 132 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    • 133 jacquelineoboomer
      May 26, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      Good for Jon to post that!

    • May 27, 2017 at 7:26 am

      I’ve been wondering how secure all their communications are…phones, email/internet/server….I doubt that *they* really care, nor does there seem to be the concerned as there was about HRC’s.

      Someone who will, on a whim, disclose classified information will not give a flip whether they are using secured equipment when they decide to go on a twitter rant.

  69. 135 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 8:32 pm

  70. May 26, 2017 at 8:34 pm


  71. 137 No Child Left Behind
    May 26, 2017 at 8:39 pm

  72. 138 No Child Left Behind
    May 26, 2017 at 8:41 pm

  73. 139 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 8:42 pm

  74. May 26, 2017 at 8:48 pm


  75. 144 MAGAPIE
    May 26, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Am I the only one that saw that first picture of PBO lounging and thought ‘Is he with Bo or Sunny??”

  76. 146 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 8:53 pm

  77. 147 Nena20409
    May 26, 2017 at 8:59 pm

  78. May 26, 2017 at 9:01 pm

  79. 149 otter 44
    May 26, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Prayers and healing thoughts to our warrior Rep. Cummings.

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