Anchorage Away


KTUU: Former President Obama Stops In Anchorage On His Way Home From Family Vacation

An Anchorage resident had a brief meeting with the 44th United States president on July 3, as he returned to America following a family vacation in Asia. Jolene Jackinsky entered Signature Air Service at around 7:20 a.m. on Monday. She says she had entered the business looking for Iliamna Air, and told her baby that they would be going “bye bye” soon.

At this point, Jackinsky said, former President Barack Obama, sitting in a chair in the middle of the room, remarked to her, asking, “Who is this pretty girl?” Jackinsky said Obama then approached the two and asked to hold her baby and spoke with her briefly. “He asked what our names were and where we were going. He talked about how fast they grow up and that he’s got a girl who’s going to college,” Jackinsky said. “When her dad walked in, Obama was still holding our baby and [Obama] said, ‘Hey, I’m taking your baby!'”

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138 Responses to “Anchorage Away”

  1. 1 arapaho415
    July 13, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    GA TODville.

    Such a wonderful photo, absolutely LOVE it.

    Anchorage International is a small airport, similar in size to Burbank IIRC, or maybe even Long Beach… Very cute airport, without the congestion of either of those airports.

    From Darrell Issa challenger (who tweets a lot, 😉 ).

  2. 5 arapaho415
    July 13, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    While we’re on feel-good stories, here’s back story to a photo taken in Oroville CA you’ve probably already seen:

    From the article:
    “It wasn’t until [photographer Josh] Edelson posted it on Facebook and it was shared thousands of times among Oroville locals that word got back to the firefighters.

    Fowler said he called them into his office recently to discuss the flag incident with them.

    ‘They’re very humble. They’re like, ‘Oh my God, we’re in trouble,’’ [battalion chief with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Russell] Fowler recalled. ‘I said: ‘Guys, you’re not in any trouble. You did a good thing.’

    While some on social media have questioned the firefighters’ priorities, the overwhelming response has been positive, Fowler said.

    Edelson said it’s the most popular photograph he’s ever taken in his 10 years of shooting.”

  3. 6 Judith Fardig
    July 13, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Heart-melting photo of President Obama with a darling baby!

  4. 7 Judith Fardig
    July 13, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Be relentless r.e. protecting Obamacare!

  5. July 13, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Trump camp tries to turn narrative as Russia scrutiny intensifies
    Rachel Maddow explores the latest reporting in the investigation into Trump campaign collusion with Russia as the investigation expands and Trump supporters struggle to recast the Trump Jr. collusion scandal

  6. July 13, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Intel cites Trump Russia timeline starting in spring 2015: WSJ
    Rachel Maddow looks at revelations in a new report from the Wall Street Journal that Russian officials were heard discussing Donald Trump in the spring of 2015. A year later European intel warned of Russian money flowing into the US election.

  7. July 13, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Trump Jr. collusion mails spark reassessment of older intel
    Shane Harris, senior national security writer for the Wall Street Journal, talks with Rachel Maddow about his reporting on new perspectives on some of the earliest indications of interactions between Russia and Donald Trump associates.

  8. July 13, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Russian cyber propaganda attack eyed for US helpers
    Greg Gordon, investigative reporter for McClatchy DC, talks with Rachel Maddow about how investigators are looking into whether Russians had assistance from Americans in strategizing where to direct their online propaganda.

  9. 13 ydavis00
    July 13, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    • 14 Dudette
      July 13, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      What do we have to do to make this stop?

    • July 13, 2017 at 4:29 pm

      The description of their suspect was not even *close* to the description of this young lady. Yet, the officer’s conduct was deemed appropriate?!?!?!? SMH

    • July 13, 2017 at 7:47 pm

      Tell us again how all lives matter. This must have been their day to kill a black person. There is no way anyone would believe this would have happen to a white 19 year old.

    • 18 pkayden
      July 13, 2017 at 7:51 pm

      Heartbreaking and depressing. I hope she is suing the hell out of that police force. Stories like these are enraging because they do nothing to solve actual crimes. The criminal wasn’t caught and a young girl has been harassed and brutalized for no reason.

  10. 19 Dudette
    July 13, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    • 20 Grab a Mop Grace
      July 13, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      WTF? That is such a typical comment from this buffoon. I’m sure that he expected her to be some kind of old ugly hag since she’s twenty something years older than her husband. That was absolutely disgraceful and Macron should have slugged him. Of all the stupid shit that he says, this kind of stuff really gets my blood pressure up.

    • 21 99ts
      July 13, 2017 at 6:05 pm

      What a PIG – no respect for him or anyone who voted for him.

    • 22 pkayden
      July 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm

      He really has zero respect for women and he can’t control himself. Bad combination.

    • 23 whenpamelawandered
      July 13, 2017 at 10:11 pm

      I can’t

    • 24 jacquelineoboomer
      July 14, 2017 at 12:09 am

  11. 25 whenpamelawandered
    July 13, 2017 at 3:53 pm
  12. 27 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    He really is.

  13. 29 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Treasonous enablers.

    • July 13, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      I’ve seen a number of [former] IC officials/DOJ officials comment on Kushner’s security clearance (and Sessions too for that matter). I believe every one of them has said that lying on their security clearance application form is pretty much an automatic suspension of security clearance…that it would have already happened for anyone else.

      Why is this not so with Kushner/Sessions??? Is it the House Appropriations Committee that has the authority to strip an individual of their clearance??? Are they the only ones authorized to do so??? If not, who else has that authority???

      Apparently the GOP has no problem with Kushner’s questionable conduct and associates. Someone gave the opinion that the GOP is choosing whether to be labeled as corrupt or incapable. They would rather be seen as corrupt than be seen as unable to govern by virtue of their inability to pass any significant legislation; especially legislation they’ve been promising for the past 7 – 8 years.

    • July 13, 2017 at 4:55 pm

      And BTW…are all the “retroactive” corrections supposed to a erase the fact that they lied?

      • 32 arapaho415
        July 13, 2017 at 5:52 pm

        GE SWBG.

        Saw a tweet a TOD commenter in the last day or so to this effect, but can’t find now. 😦

        I cannot understand why GOP are in lockstep treason against the country and the citizens who voted for them. I know they want tax cuts, and prohibit use of contraceptives, etc., but WHAT could possibly convince them to support FUBAR’s autocracy?

        What do you think of this as a reason?

        Posted this yesterday, but it’s something we must demand after FUBAR and the rest of the GOP are indicted and convicted.

        • July 13, 2017 at 6:01 pm

          Who is going to indict & convict?

          I honestly beginning to think it doesn’t matter. The GOP are above the law in FACT at the moment, and as long as they own the machines and insist in their use, elections are all smoke and mirrors, to make the stupid populace “feel better,” like we “matter,” when we don’t.

        • July 13, 2017 at 6:26 pm

          Good Evening, arapaho415.

          I have no doubt that fear is the reason for some. Fear that their greed will come to light and that their financial ties to Russia will also be exposed. Just like Flynn, there are others that are susceptible to blackmail. Unfortunately, they are also in a position to keep their specific transgressions concealed…at least for now.

          • 35 arapaho415
            July 13, 2017 at 8:20 pm

            Just how stupid are the GOP (rhetorical question, we know the answer)?

            They are all going down, it’s up to real Americans, those who value democracy to rise from the ashes of this jackbooted autocracy 😦 .

        • 36 whenpamelawandered
          July 13, 2017 at 10:17 pm

          Oh, duh, there would be no ‘tRump administration’, so yes, dummy, it is certainly, unlike one Sen hatch, relevant.

    • July 13, 2017 at 6:17 pm

  14. 38 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 4:14 pm

  15. 39 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    After they take your $$$$ for years on end, when you NEED your insurance to work for you, THEY DROP YOU

  16. 42 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 4:19 pm


  17. 43 JER
    July 13, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    • July 13, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      we were gathering women to attend…just yesterday….now it is sold out…Incredible is the power of FLOTUS….sorry i wil not be able to attend

  18. July 13, 2017 at 5:23 pm

  19. July 13, 2017 at 5:33 pm

  20. July 13, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Oh my word!!! There he goes again!

    • 51 whenpamelawandered
      July 13, 2017 at 10:42 pm

      They have no business being on that plane, in that limo, standing beside genuine world leaders, and absolutely no business living in OUR White House. They cheapen and dirty everything

      • July 14, 2017 at 4:21 am

        I was talking about him once again contradicting — in this case Jr — WH/his spokespeople regarding his knowlege about the meeting.

        But it does make one nauseous seeing him associated with *anything* that reminds us that, by hook or by crook, he was able to attain the title of POTUS.

  21. July 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    If’s good enough for us, it should be more than good enough for them.

    • 54 desertflower
      July 13, 2017 at 6:44 pm


  22. 55 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    • 56 desertflower
      July 13, 2017 at 6:31 pm

      • 57 desertflower
        July 13, 2017 at 6:33 pm

        Judd Legum‏Verified account @JuddLegum 5m5 minutes ago
        Judd Legum Retweeted Bradd Jaffy
        Alleged suicide note says he killed himself before life insurance expired. Is there life insurance that pays out for suicide?

      • 59 arapaho415
        July 13, 2017 at 8:18 pm

        Excellent comment by @MissButter.

        As I said, how many more bodies will pile up? (Gelsemium is especially concerning [see downthread tweet], because it apparently mimics a heart attack in small dosages 😦 ).

    • 60 arapaho415
      July 13, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      I just tried to post this, but maybe there’s something from the Chicago Tribune article that WordPress doesn’t like…

      Will try again.

      • 61 desertflower
        July 13, 2017 at 6:35 pm

        Kindred souls, we are:) One thing is clear to me now in all this mess. This wasn’t a snap decision. This elaborate plan was hatched and planned carefully for years…. too many moving parts to just be thrown together.

        • 62 desertflower
          July 13, 2017 at 6:36 pm


          • 63 Betsy
            July 14, 2017 at 9:37 am

            Must have and that’s why McConnell was able to hold out for a year on President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland and the GOP apparently paid no price for it. It also explains why there’s such a resistance to go after Trump et.al.

      • July 13, 2017 at 6:46 pm

        i think that his death is suspicious,,,but who is there to investigate….

      • 66 arapaho415
        July 13, 2017 at 6:47 pm

        Yeah, there’s something WordPress doesn’t like in the Chicago Tribune article, so I can’t paste the excerpt I wanted to.

        Pressing question is how many deaths will be associated with FUBAR and Vlad’s “partnership?”

        No autopsies will be performed for those who die on Russian soil, but an autopsy in the UK revealed the cause of death of a reported “heart attack.”

        Over the weekend…

        My reply with above tweet attached:

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  26. 71 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Sure asshole. Whatever you say, big boy

  27. 73 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Thank goodness they kept LO’D:) WOW

  28. 74 Peggy J Pierce
    July 13, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    If and when you see the picture of President Macron and his lovely wife dining with the Trumps (I hate to even type that word); enlarge it and notice several things: Macron and his wife are both looking directly at the person with the camera with natural and lovely smiles. DJT has a weird expression on his face and seems to be looking at Macron; Melania is not smiling and she is looking (what seems to me) sideways at Mrs. Macron. The differences in the body language of the two couples is so marked.

  29. 76 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm



    Marc Kasowitz, President Trump’s personal attorney on the Russia case, threatened a stranger in a string of profanity-laden emails Wednesday night.

    The man, a retired public relations professional in the western United States who asked not to be identified, read ProPublica’s story this week on Kasowitz and sent the lawyer an email with the subject line: “Resign Now.’’

    Kasowitz replied with series of angry messages sent between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Eastern time. One read: “I’m on you now. You are fucking with me now Let’s see who you are Watch your back , bitch.”

    In another email, Kasowitz wrote: “Call me. Don’t be afraid, you piece of shit. Stand up. If you don’t call, you’re just afraid.” And later: “I already know where you live, I’m on you. You might as well call me. You will see me. I promise. Bro.”

    Kasowitz’s spokesman, Michael Sitrick, said Thursday he couldn’t immediately reach Kasowitz for comment.

    • 77 whenpamelawandered
      July 13, 2017 at 10:37 pm

      End. Of. Story. Sumbuddy goin’ jail along wif the mofo fauxprezident. .
      . pass the popcorn?

  30. July 13, 2017 at 7:02 pm

  31. 79 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 7:06 pm

  32. 81 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 7:07 pm

  33. 85 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 7:09 pm

  34. 86 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 7:10 pm

  35. 87 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 7:11 pm

  36. 88 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 7:14 pm

  37. 89 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    California, why??

  38. 90 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm


    After Sens. Rand Paul (KY) and Susan Collins (ME) both announced that they would vote against moving the health care bill forward, Democrats need just one more Republican no vote to firmly kill the legislation and save Obamacare.

    Politico reported:
    Two GOP senators, Susan Collins of Maine and Rand Paul of Kentucky, said Thursday afternoon they will oppose a procedural vote next week to bring the bill to the floor. GOP leaders are putting immense pressure on about half a dozen other Republican senators not to join them and topple the entire effort. Another “no” is enough to kill the bill, and would also likely lead to mass defections….Undecided Republicans include Lee and Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Rob Portman of Ohio, John Hoeven of North Dakota, Dean Heller of Nevada, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia.

    If one of these undecided Senators votes no, Trumpcare will be dead, and Obamacare will remain the law of the land.

  39. 92 jacquelineoboomer
    July 13, 2017 at 7:40 pm

  40. 93 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 8:10 pm

  41. 94 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 8:41 pm

  42. July 13, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    “It’s why we have Trump ….. “

    • 96 Dudette
      July 14, 2017 at 9:06 am

      Love this! -> “In addition to paying monetary damages and taking a college-level course in Asian American studies, Barker must agree to comply with anti-discrimination laws, make a personal apology to Suh, participate in a community education panel and volunteer with a civil rights organization.”

  43. 97 magapie
    July 13, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    A Critical Message

    To: All U.S. Federal Civil Servants, Armed Forces Leadership and Servicemembers, the U.S. Congress, the Federal Judiciary, all 50 State Governments and Judiciaries and all American Citizens

    It is now clear that the current President was not duly elected. The election was subverted and he does not represent THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE. Be vigilant. Question all unwise and illegal orders. Prepare for peaceful removal and installation of a legitimate president.

  44. 98 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    I know. He drives me crazy too….but this thread is correct

  45. 99 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 9:44 pm

  46. 100 globalcitizenlinda
    July 13, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    if you are listening to or reading reports of this russian scandal, the details might make you think that all this if fiction.

    I wonder how many people knew that the US has so many evil and conniving scumbags who adore a conman enough to commit various crimes and yet all these creatures are hungry for power.

    I bet that many thought that they would get away with it even with the glare that accompanies the highest office in the land.

    one wonders where scoundrel#45 has been traveling to have accumulated all by his side.

    • 101 sherijr
      July 13, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      well just to interject- so far they are all getting away with it.

      There was an article earlier tonight on msn.com wherein Trump said that he might invite Putin to the White House.. at a later date of course, as it might not be a good time for it. ffs,

      There is no end (at this point) to the shenanigans. I HOPE everyday, Linda, that they won’t get away with any of it. That we’ll still have a vote in 2018, that our democracy will work again- that Putin isn’t literally taking over America with no one w/power stopping him I feel hopeful when I see all of us, and many folks with bigger voices in Congress, ex-aides to President Obama- all speaking out- that all gives me hope. But until these people, Trump, the GOP are out of power I worry endlessly for all of us.

  47. 102 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 10:22 pm

  48. 103 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    We can do this.

  49. 105 desertflower
    July 13, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Some do not want the truth to come out….

  50. 106 arapaho415
    July 13, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    To close out the day…

    Did y’all see this?

    And of course, FUBAR hires only the best (not).

  51. 109 arapaho415
    July 14, 2017 at 12:08 am

    For DF:

    • 110 globalcitizenlinda
      July 14, 2017 at 7:11 am

      recall reading a tweet from Ambassador McFaul in which he was saying that media reports have corrected him about this connection => that Rohrabacher was not the one.

      I don’t know where the truth is by now because things change so fast

  52. 111 globalcitizenlinda
    July 14, 2017 at 6:56 am

  53. 112 globalcitizenlinda
    July 14, 2017 at 7:35 am

    No one with a brain thought that Donald Trump Jr was telling the whole truth about his meeting with that “russian lawyer” lady, kushner, and manford. 

    NBC breaking reports now  claim that there was another person in the room with them. The other person is a man, Russian American, who is a current lobbyist.  He is also reported to be a former soviet counter-intelligence officer, who US intelligence still suspect to still have ties to Russian intelligence .

    So scoundrel#45, Jr, and all their supporters in Team Treason have not been telling the truth since this story broke. They claimed all the facts were out.  I do not know how many people believe that the claim that no information was exchanged is true???

    We live in interesting times

  54. 116 globalcitizenlinda
    July 14, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Good morning everyone!

    have a great day and weekend

  55. July 14, 2017 at 7:53 am

  56. 119 globalcitizenlinda
    July 14, 2017 at 8:04 am

    ……..even before scoundrel#45 had won the nomination, I remember tweeting that the whole family is rotten-to-the-core

    ….. then people some qualified my suggestion by the 2 people in the family who are non-participants ;

    ….. so, ivanka, come on down and share the limelight that you so hungrily seek as well as your push for global power;


    • 120 globalcitizenlinda
      July 14, 2017 at 8:08 am

  57. July 14, 2017 at 8:05 am

  58. 122 Jey
    July 14, 2017 at 8:06 am


    There should be bumper stickers with this: ‘Next time you lose a loved one due to lack of Healthcare, thank a GOP supporter and a GOP elected official’.
    Let them know their mission has been accomplished.

    I was thinking of the PTSD some citizens in the US are probably undergoing, from stress … all because they simply want affordable healthcare. Not asking for the moon … just simply the peace of mind and the care to keep one alive for as long as possible.

    I don’t blame the lawmakers … I blame the ppl who elect these scumbags. The ones that voted R and ones that refrained from voting D.
    I wonder how many of them have regrets. Saw on TV a Trump supporter still supporting Putin’s Puppet.

    By the way, Colbert is doing an amazing job on his show by skewering President Groper and his ilk.

  59. 123 idon
    July 14, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Breaking from NBCNews

  60. 127 idon
    July 14, 2017 at 8:38 am

    And then there’s this:

  61. July 14, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Good morning, TODville.

    Some updates:

  62. 130 desertflower
    July 14, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Morning everyone.

  63. 131 desertflower
    July 14, 2017 at 9:05 am

    • July 14, 2017 at 9:27 am

      And Heller has no problem with his constituents knowing that he’s not working for their best interests, but for whoever offers the highest price/best deal for him?!?!?!

  64. 133 desertflower
    July 14, 2017 at 9:07 am

  65. 135 desertflower
    July 14, 2017 at 9:14 am

  66. 136 desertflower
    July 14, 2017 at 9:16 am

  67. 137 Dudette
    July 14, 2017 at 9:21 am

  68. July 14, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Oh Fer Phuck’s Sake!!!

    From The Hill

    A former Soviet counter-intelligence officer was reportedly in the meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer in June 2016, in which Trump Jr. was promised damaging information on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

    NBC News reported Friday that some U.S. officials suspect the former intelligence officer of having ongoing ties to Russian intelligence.

    The former Soviet official, whom the news network is not naming, denies any current ties to the Kremlin.

    A former Soviet counter-intelligence officer?


    So, the lawyer that IS working for The Kremlin
    Would allow someone in that ISN’T working for the Kremlin?
    Does that make ANY kind of sense?

    Do we understand NOW why the CIA went into a panic mode with the election?

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