Visiting Yogyakarta

The First Family visit the Borobudur temple in Yogyakarta. President Obama lived in Yogyakarta as a child.



129 Responses to “Visiting Yogyakarta”

  1. 5 whatisworking
    June 29, 2017 at 11:19 am

    First? this will be a good day
    Keep calling your Senators

    • 6 sjterrid
      June 29, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      I called the Senate Finance Committee this morning. My two Senators, Booker and Menendez, have been really good about speaking out about this horrible “healthcare” bill.

  2. 7 whenpamelawandered
    June 29, 2017 at 11:30 am


  3. 8 ydavis00
    June 29, 2017 at 11:34 am

  4. June 29, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Thursday morning. Congrats Don, 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 for your breakfast; your cup overflows with joy, your bowl is full of happiness, and your plate is stacked with glory 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 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  5. 27 desertflower
    June 29, 2017 at 11:35 am

  6. June 29, 2017 at 11:39 am

  7. June 29, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Trumputin’s dereliction of duty to defend the country:
    Former Ambassador Bush 43 Nicolas Burns: Calls “President Trump’s denial of Russian attack on our election “dismaying and objectionable,” (he) said it’s the President’s duty to be skeptical of Russia and that his refusal to take action is “a dereliction of the basic duty to defend the country. I don’t believe any previous president would argue that your own hearings in the Senate are a waste of time, or a ‘witch hunt’, in the words of President Trump. They’re not (a witch hunt). You’re doing your duty that the people elected you to do. It’s his duty, President Trump’s, to be skeptical of Russia, it’s his duty to investigate and defend our country against a cyber offensive, because Russia is our most dangerous adversary. And if he continues to refuse to act, it is a dereliction of the basic duty to defend the country.”
    Trump desperately seeking any distraction but we’re not going to buy it — right??

  8. 30 Nerdy Wonka
    June 29, 2017 at 11:43 am

  9. 31 JER
    June 29, 2017 at 11:44 am

  10. 32 JER
    June 29, 2017 at 11:49 am

  11. June 29, 2017 at 11:50 am

    By contrast in 2017:
    Trump: “I heard poorly rated Morning Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came..”
    Trump: “to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!” Get thee back to the Apprentice or 1st grade! – either one. But how much longer will we let this spoiled child play president on our watch?
    U.S. Dicktraitor’s mysogyny on full display this morning.

  12. 36 Dudette
    June 29, 2017 at 1:45 pm

  13. 37 No Child Left Behind
    June 29, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Good Afternoon TODVille.

    Thank you for this beautiful post and the pictures that bring light to all. Meanwhile, in swampland…

    CNN Breaking News: Reactions flowed in swiftly after President Trump posted a pair of hateful and sexist tweets about MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski while the pair was on the air Thursday.

    MSNBC responded with this statement: “It’s a sad day for America when the president spends his time bullying, lying and spewing petty personal attacks instead of doing his job.”

    Republican lawmakers were caught off guard, and several said the remarks were unbecoming of the office. House Speaker Paul Ryan said the crude messages are inappropriate and do nothing to help fix the tone of debate in Washington.

    First lady Melania Trump stood by the President, and her communications director released the following statement: “As the First Lady has stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder.”

    CNN’s Chris CIllizza says Trump has crossed a line that would require an apology and possibly result in a firing for other high-profile men. He says the President’s “problem is that he is incapable of differentiating between disagreements about policy or even tone and genuine attacks on him personally.”

    What a sad state of affairs to have these swines in the WH.

    • 38 whenpamelawandered
      June 29, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      First of all, he’s not the president, he’s a raving lunatic incapable of coherent thought or speech. MSNBC is surely not innocent in bringing this current deplorable situation to pass. So-called ‘speaker Ryan’ didn’t want the job to begin with, so of course he is not going to do anything, he simply can’t be bothered unless someone greases his palm to match his smirking greasy head. The so-called ‘first lady’, who also isn’t, more than likely is a woman who has been/is abused and will say or do whatever she must to protect herself and her son. That’s does not excuse her, however. This group of infiltrators is the most malicious and ugly-spirited cast of insidious perpetrators we have ever witnessed. Not a single one of them is remotely qualified or suited to stand as leaders or role models. I find it sickening that they actually are housed in OUR White House, that WE pay to fly their over privileged and over fed asses anywhere. Many of us knew the prospect of his vulgarity in the Oval Office would be horrendous, but this level of blatant and obnoxious behavior is beyond the pale and is inexcusable. We have had enough. Maybe the end come as soon as possible, there is massive cleanup ahead, and work that is not being done, to be done.

  14. 41 Dudette
    June 29, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    • 42 cos
      June 29, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      I hope I don’t hear anyone trying to say that both sides does this kind of crap. This is so beneath the office of the President. This office has been disrespected since January 21st with all of the unqualified staff. Total disgrace.

    • 43 idon
      June 29, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      • 44 No Child Left Behind
        June 29, 2017 at 3:16 pm

        I love it! Thanks, Idon.

      • 46 whenpamelawandered
        June 29, 2017 at 5:07 pm

        Impeachment is not the solution – it will only bring us Pence, who will gladly speak for Jesus (ha) and this country will be on its knees in one night. There is nothing remotely Christian in the philosophy of a ‘Christian Supremacist’.

  15. 47 GGAIL
    June 29, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Our forever First Family is enjoying themselves while Trump is having a meltdown and the GOP don’t know what to do with him.

  16. 48 Nena20409
    June 29, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Hello TODbots.
    Congrats, Don on your Solid Au ⭐
    Great Post, NW 😉 Thank You, Lady.
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}

  17. June 29, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    DANGER….What can we do to protect the integrity of our elections

    • 50 idon
      June 29, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      I don’t think most states will comply.

    • 52 arapaho415
      June 29, 2017 at 5:21 pm

      GA Sheila.

      More #jackbooted thuggery from #illegitimate FUBAR administration.

      Kobach’s letter says “I am requesting that you provide the Commission the publicly-available voter role data for [state name] including, if publicly available under the laws of your state,…”

      and goes on to ask for voter name, address, dates of birth, political party (if recorded for your state), last 4 digits of social security number if available, voter history (elections voted in) from 2006 onward, etc.

      Apparently if this information is not publicly available under the law of the state in which you reside, your state won’t be complying with this attempt to steal elections going forward (?).

      I have zero knowledge on how voter registration lists work, but Wikipedia tells me that the Help America Vote Act was signed into law by GWB in Oct 2002, in response to… the 2000 hanging chad debacle… JHC.


      And Kobach got his federal title from FUBAR Executive Order signed on May 11, 2017. 😦

  18. 53 Nena20409
    June 29, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Trump a Chronic & a Habitual Liar. We all knew it then.
    The MSM didn’t care enough.
    Today, Bill Kristol calls Trump a Pig? Reza A was fired by CNN for calling Trump a BullShitter? Please……the Media is part of this Idiotic continued behavior by Trump.

  19. June 29, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    I have been left speechless by the ignorant PIG in the Oval.
    Ana Navarro says it well for all of us who have been left dumbfounded.

    • 55 whenpamelawandered
      June 29, 2017 at 5:11 pm

      Please leave the poor pigs out of it. No animal in the animal kingdom behaves as badly as humans this corrupt.

      • June 29, 2017 at 5:25 pm

        Yup, I do realize that I am insulting pigs, WPW. Still searching for the lowest form of life that’s comparable.

        • 57 WhenPamelaWandered
          June 29, 2017 at 7:21 pm

          Oh, {{{ HOPE44 }}}, you will never find in animals the lowest expression of what humans are capable of!! Animals by their nature are Not separate from the earth, they seek only to survive, raise their young, continue their species. They do not take more than they need, they do not destroy their own environment or each other needlessly. They have a deeper sense of balance than the human immolators we are witnessing. That’s all I meant, it was surely not aimed at your dear self! ❤️ My apologies if I’ve hurt you, it is a struggle for sure.

          • June 29, 2017 at 7:39 pm

            WPW….Not hurt at all. I was in fact agreeing with you. And I do like your detailed explanation about the innate good
            nature of animals as givers and not takers.

  20. 59 Nena20409
    June 29, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    I said it will Never work.
    Next on the chopping Block……Hugh Hewitt whenever his Idiotic show premiers.

    • June 29, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      ‘Her show never caught fire’. No kidding msnbc. Like I said in an earlier tweet last week, I refuse to
      have Fox rejects shoved down my throat. #Greta.

    • June 29, 2017 at 4:07 pm

      Well, that little tidbit of news is welcome! HH’s show premiered this past Saturday. 😦

      On another note, going to copy & paste what I did earlier this afternoon. Then add additional info.
      ****Earlier this afternoon I called our 3 TN reps, 2 state reps & our governor. Message: Any R ‘leader’ who claims to have an ounce of integrity, character, principles & character & continues to remain silent about the actions of the man in the WH……the shame & embarrassment he brings to our nation every.single.day.–YOU OWN HIM. It is clear that the 25th would apply here & yet all of you remain silent……I guess it’s because $$$$ & power are more important to you than our country/our security. Repeat: YOU OWN HIM. I was calm, yet clear, concise & firm. With every call, I felt like I had the attention of the person on the other end***

      Of course, I said a little more than what I have here. I even included not just the R ‘leaders’ but all R’s, including all of you who answer the phones in these offices & also will tell you I’m including my R husband. All of you–your silence says you are okay with this behavior and what he does every day to our country. Oh, I began each call with saying that my call was not about the wealthcare bill because that bill has nothing to do w/ healthcare and everything to do with wealth. This call has to do with the behavior of the man in the WH…..I will not call him president………then went on with my message.

      Now it’s back to RESIST bot. Can’t let up.

    • 62 Nena20409
      June 29, 2017 at 4:27 pm

  21. 67 Dudette
    June 29, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Kewl Kid Break!

    • June 29, 2017 at 4:07 pm

      O.M.G. This is absolutely one of my favorite pics of PBO. Have had it as wallpaper on my computer for a long time.
      What a mighty fine man. This young lady will probably treasure this moment for a lifetime. #class #PBO
      Thanks for posting JER.

  22. 70 Obama Grandmama
    June 29, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    I am trying to post a request from me ( long time member of TOD) to anyone here that would like to save my son’s job and prevent another area of government/University research by grants from being privatized. I posted a few hours ago and it never appeared so wonder if I broke some kind of rule? The new Hatch/Warner Geospatial Act of 2017 would essentially put my sons job out of the university with government grants into an Architecture or Engineer firm requiring those degrees. My son’s Master degree is in Geography/Science with an emphasis in mapping. He loves his job of several years has experience in it and has won special awards, but would not qualify under the new guidelines. Many Democratic Senators are supporting it without realizing how it is not helping but hurting many that hold these jobs. Research it and look up the mission statement of MAPPS which points to privatizing.

  23. 72 Nena20409
    June 29, 2017 at 4:07 pm

  24. 73 Nena20409
    June 29, 2017 at 4:16 pm

  25. June 29, 2017 at 4:19 pm

  26. 80 globalcitizenlinda
    June 29, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Thanks a lot Mrs. Michelle Obama for always making me proud to call you First Lady of The US now and forever

    • June 29, 2017 at 4:41 pm

      I agree globalcitizenlinda. Love Michelle.

      June 29, 2017 at 4:55 pm


    • 83 arapaho415
      June 29, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      GA GCL.

      #NeverTrump Republican — grateful that he reminds his followers…

  27. 85 Nena20409
    June 29, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Great, but It should have been between them & their Family.

  28. 86 globalcitizenlinda
    June 29, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    The resistance is fighting so many challenges at the same time

  29. 87 Nena20409
    June 29, 2017 at 4:57 pm

  30. 88 Nena20409
    June 29, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    • 89 Dudette
      June 29, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      Oh how sad. What a nightmare. That family lost a loved one and Venus must live with that on her conscience.

      • 90 arapaho415
        June 29, 2017 at 7:20 pm

        GE Nena and Dudette.

        I have my doubts about who was at fault… This is the lead story on Windows 10 newsfeed, and they’ve posted two different versions of the accident.

        The wife of the elderly man who was killed was the driver of the car that hit Venus’ car… sounds like collusion between wife and Palm Beach police (of course I don’t know what happened, but Venus is innocent until proven guilty, and many police departments have a dismal record of telling the truth).

        • 91 Dudette
          June 29, 2017 at 11:44 pm

          Good point

        • 92 MaewholoveourCIC
          June 30, 2017 at 1:19 am

          Cops have been known to have error in judgment. I hope Venus lawyer is on this and contested the citation if it was issued to her. I sure hope Venus isn’t facing vehicular homicide. Palm Beach County is a wealthy county. I bet the cop just automatically sided with the couple without me knowing further details. You get my drift. Comment based on my personal experience.

  31. 93 Nena20409
    June 29, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    HRC won the Popular Votes by nearly 3M Votes……a Fact.
    GOP Govs…..12 of them used Cross Checks, Voter Suppression, Purging of Voter Names, Russian Hacking & Wikileaks. 49% of Us didn’t Vote & 12M total Voted for Dr Stein & Mr Johnson. Those were most contributors than President Obama’s Race. Pres Obama won 2008 & 2012 with most Votes ever in History.

  32. 95 Nena20409
    June 29, 2017 at 5:45 pm

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  34. June 29, 2017 at 6:08 pm

  35. June 29, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    • June 29, 2017 at 6:19 pm

      • June 29, 2017 at 6:19 pm

        The court said the ban could not be imposed on anyone who had “a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

        The meaning of “bona fide relationship” was not precisely explained, and the phrase has created much uncertainty for migrants and others seeking to travel to the United States from the six countries — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen…

        According to a diplomatic cable obtained by The New York Times, “close family” is “defined as a parent (including parent-in-law), spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, sibling, whether whole or half. This includes step relationships.”

        But it went on to state that “close family” does not include “grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-law, fiancés and any other ‘extended’ family members.”

    • 101 whenpamelawandered
      June 29, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      We watch history being made, as this so-called ‘human’ grows uglier by the hour. It’s cause is their thought process (in his case lack of), mixed in a deep innate Hatred for all life forms. They seek only to harm, maim and destroy. It goes against all goodness, all kindness, all compassion. They will fail. We will see to it. YesWeCan. #bevigilant #dontbeafraid #keepyoutheheart

  36. June 29, 2017 at 6:44 pm

  37. 103 Dudette
    June 29, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Woof! 🐶

  38. 104 Dudette
    June 29, 2017 at 6:52 pm

  39. June 29, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    If only all governors have the same response.

  40. June 29, 2017 at 7:59 pm

  41. 109 CEB
    June 29, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    I really cannot give any space to being outraged by the Donald vs. Mika mini-drama when we need to be focused on keeping our healthcare, fighting voter suppression, and trying to get justice for Black men and boys who have been murdered by police, the mess in Syria and rumblings from N. Korea. If you play with the devil you should not be surprised when it is your turn to be burned. Mika and Joe drank deeply from the poisoned chalice and now want others to be so upset when this disloyal vain man turned against them. Who cares. Mika knew what he was and she and Joe helped to put 45 where he is.

  42. 111 JER
    June 29, 2017 at 8:02 pm

  43. 112 jacquelineoboomer
    June 29, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Temporarily locked out of twitter … so annoying.

    But hooray that MSNBC ditched Greta’s show! Nobody watching MSNBC wants to see a Fox News cast-off, thanks.

    • 113 COS
      June 29, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      They are trying to push all of these ex-fox employees on us. I refuse to watch. Does that awful Hew Hewitt have a show also?

      • 114 globalcitizenlinda
        June 29, 2017 at 9:17 pm

        Yes, he does. So far, in about half an hour, he interviewed CIA chief Pompeo, who seemed to be carrying water for the homegrown demagogue. Remember during the past, he pushed wikileaks propaganda. I didn’t get the impression that he was fully appreciative of seriousness of the Russian scandal & the homegrown demagogues’ possible role in it

        • 115 COS
          June 29, 2017 at 9:32 pm

          This!!!! He always made excuses for Trump.

        • 116 COS
          June 29, 2017 at 9:43 pm

          Globalcitizen does Nicole Wallace have her own show now?

          • 117 globalcitizenlinda
            June 30, 2017 at 6:26 am

            yes, Nicole Wallace now has her own show.

            in addition she has often been asked to fill in for other hosts when they are not there .

            So far she has been mainly critical of the homegrown demagogue and when possible she pushes in some positive contrast with Shrub (#43);

            one gets the impression that she is one the nevertrump republicans – once in a while she refers to herself close to a former republican

      • 118 jacquelineoboomer
        June 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm

        He may – but I refuse to watch him for more than a second! Also that godawful Jeffrey Lord on CNN. I see him, I switch channels. They cannot push us around!

    • 119 WhenPamelaWandered
      June 29, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      Happened to me last week, pissed me off. Someone somewhere is determined to mess with the interwebz. Even just now, as I started typing, this page flew off to the right and my FB page appeared, and would NOT let me close or change screens without some button pushing. That pissed me off too, Big Brother is 👁👁 us, and to them I say: GFY. Not to you, tho, JO’B! – 😍💐🍾

  44. 122 JER
    June 29, 2017 at 9:04 pm

  45. 123 purpleshoesla
    June 29, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    What ho TOD Peeps – My Mood Today? RAGEEEEE in all Caps vs rage in small caps, most other days. These pix of our illustrious and forever First Family are calming me somewhat

    BUT>>> the F&@kery continues from the Rethuglicans and the Fanta Facist’s minions on all fronts as they now brazenly attempt under the guise of so called “voter fraud” and “election integrity” to obtain very personal information of every voter in every state. to undoubtedly ratchet up their voter suppression efforts in 2018 and beyond. So in addition to your phone calls to your Senators on the Death Care bill, please also take a moment to contact your governor and secretary of state and voice your strong objection to your state handing over your personal information. CA and VA have already told Kobach’s committee to pound sand. The Laywers’ Committee for Civil RIghts is also apparently writing every Secretary of State voicing objection as well. Make your voices heard. #Resistance.

  46. 126 whenpamelawandered
    June 29, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    My brother won’t be leaving the AFH, his son is trying to rise $$ for ongoing care: selling this lot for $12K. Please pass it around if you know any musicians, it’s some very nice stuff. 😔😟. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/iv8kbmwss9l663m/AACjkzi3eOS9R1XgaxnQRvgXa?dl=0

    • 127 jacquelineoboomer
      June 29, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      I passed the link to my son, who knows musicians from his musical days gone by. He’ll pass it around, too. (And I’ll share it with my friend’s daughter.) Hugs to you, MP.

      • 128 whenpamelawandered
        June 30, 2017 at 12:01 am

        Thank you, JO’B. Nephew is the hot jazz musician from LA, Katisse. He doesn’t have time to sell off the equipment piece by piece, but reckons it’s easily worth $40K, so there’s a nice profit potential for someone who has the initial funds to layout. Let me know if anyone needs more info. He has it listed on Craig’s List in both LA and SF.

    • 129 globalcitizenlinda
      June 30, 2017 at 6:35 am

      my message has been eaten

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