148 Responses to “President Obama Meets With Young Leaders In Sao Paulo”

  1. 1 desertflower
    October 7, 2017 at 12:46 pm


  2. 2 desertflower
    October 7, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    I prefer to breathe and believe in the rule of law. President Obama believes deeply and passionately about the rule of law prevailing in the end. I will do the same and know that many, many good men and women are fighting for our nation right now. Right will win at the end of the day. I pray that too much damage is not done before these treasonous bastards are exposed.

    • 3 Susanne
      October 7, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      Superb affirmation, DF😘

      • 4 desertflower
        October 7, 2017 at 3:14 pm

        Thank you, Susanne. We will get through this and be stronger for it. The rot needs to be exposed for those that either refuse to see other have not been paying attention

    • 5 mtmarilyn
      October 7, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      DF, I so agree with all you are saying. I am so concerned about our future. But when I get too depressed I think of the Obama’s and all of the folks he believes in. That’s all of us. We can’t let this all happen without consequences. We must keep fighting.

      Thank you DF for always being here and bringing wonderful information to us all

      • 6 desertflower
        October 7, 2017 at 3:12 pm

        😘 dear sweet woman… hope all I see well with you. Agree with you

        • 7 mtmarilyn
          October 8, 2017 at 11:28 pm

          I am well, just tired. We’ve even had snow already. It is a beautiful fall, so trying to enjoy this time and breathe through all this crap.

      • 8 catrst
        October 8, 2017 at 10:00 am

        I was relaying the President’s words recently on the current situation we are in. People including myself need to form our thoughts around them over and over again in my opinion. One thing the President said was that our resolve and commitment are most important in the trying times like now. This is when our vision is truly tested. Can we maintain our course in the face of enormous obstacles and seeming set backs? President Obama helped me to see this time in a new way and I wanted to rise to the challenge with all my heart. If it were not for this blog and the continued diligence in following President Obama, posting his addresses and projects I would not have found those inspiring words of the President to be in my path and would not have benefited from them. I am forever grateful to NW and everyone that posts here. It is so essential to my work and attitudes. Blessings one and all.

        • 9 mtmarilyn
          October 8, 2017 at 11:30 pm

          I also agree, that President Obama is helping keep us all sane. And this community. All of us are in this together.

  3. 10 JER
    October 7, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Former US president Barack Obama made an impassioned plea on Friday for the world to embrace clean energy and overcome climate change at a gathering of experts in Argentina.

    Obama told an audience of government ministers, business leaders and young environmental activists they were part of a generation with the scientific means and imagination to begin to repair the planet.

    “This is no longer speculation, this is no longer an issue that we can put off, this is firmly in the present.”
    “If we take advantage of this critical time, we have the chance to slow and even stop a trend that could be disastrous,” said Obama, who signed the Paris climate agreement …

    “We cannot condemn our children and their children to a future they cannot repair,” said Obama.
    “We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change but we’re also the last generation that can do something about it.” …

  4. October 7, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Good afternoon Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Saturday afternoon. Congrats df, 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, know that the TOD family is in my prayers each morning during my quiet time with the Lord. Just saying. ❤ ❤ ❤

    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. 12 vcprezofan2
    October 7, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    GA, one and all – have yourself a *good* day, whatever form that takes for you!

    I’m always encouraged when I see our President Obama in his continued outreach to our *future*. ‘Yes, we can!’ is a wonderful and consistent reminder that we do not need to be sheeple, no matter how bad the outlook may seem.

    Yes, we can this Saturday, and this weekend, everyone!

    • 13 whenpamelawandered
      October 7, 2017 at 7:22 pm


      Happy Thanksgiving, {{{ VC }}}, found this little gem (prolly should read it again first! But the pic is pretty cute!) Love to you and yours, dear VC! ❤️

      • 14 vcprezofan2
        October 7, 2017 at 7:29 pm

        Thanks for the good wishes, MP. I haven’t decided yet whether or not I’m going to bake or cook anything ‘fancy’ for the holiday (as Offspring and I are not having anyone over, nor are we going anywhere). It all depends on what I feel in the mood to do tomorrow (in the words of my grandma ‘God’s willing’). 😀

        • 15 whenpamelawandered
          October 7, 2017 at 9:52 pm

          I hear ya, VC, I hear ya… lovely to have Number One Son home 🏡❤️❤️

          • 16 vcprezofan2
            October 8, 2017 at 2:11 pm

            {{{MP}}} I actually stuck a sweet potato pudding into the oven about an hour ago. God was willing. 😉 Offspring went to church, and I am now free to play online since I’ve finished cooking for the day. Life’s good! 🙂 🙂

        • 17 Betsy
          October 8, 2017 at 12:50 am

          Happy Canadian Thanksgiving VC!!!

          • 18 vcprezofan2
            October 8, 2017 at 2:15 pm

            Thank you, Betsy! The sun is shining brightly, there’s a nice, cool breeze, and I’m done cooking for the day. Life is good. I have *lots* to be thankful for. Are you celebrating this Thanksgiving too, or do you restrict yourself to celebrating Thanksgiving in your adopted country?

            • 19 Betsy
              October 8, 2017 at 6:03 pm

              When the kids were younger, we celebrated both; now, we celebrate one as the kids are off on American Thanksgiving and working on Canadian Thanksgiving. Once in awhile, I have them over for the Sunday of Canadian Thanksgiving for a special meal, but that’s getting harder as they get married and are off onto their own lives.

  6. 22 JER
    October 7, 2017 at 1:34 pm


    • 24 desertflower
      October 7, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      Oh look! Serious and concerned people doing actual work!

      • 25 whenpamelawandered
        October 7, 2017 at 9:55 pm

        Lol!! I was just about to comment: wtf, are these people, looking intelligent, informed and in synthesis, actually Working!!? As an administrative team is meant to do! Why, yes, it appears so –

        Then I sighed, in longing…

  7. 26 desertflower
    October 7, 2017 at 1:47 pm

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    • 28 desertflower
      October 7, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      Wouldn’t it be ironic if PR ended up having sustainable energy everywhere and the best most advanced power grid in the W.Hemisphere? Just sayin’ 🙂

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    ICYMI ….

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    Take care everyone ….

  19. October 7, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    • 53 pkayden
      October 8, 2017 at 8:19 am

      Great question. Republicans want to talk about Weinstein but forget that they elected an avowed p*ssy grabber. They need to shut the hell up.

  20. 54 carolyn
    October 7, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Good afternoon on this beautiful October day. Off the political subject, but just have to share my joy in this beautiful October day. In Oklahoma, October is the best month. Skies are beautiful beyond belief, the temps are 70s and 50s, wind is mild, just a breeze, not “sweeping down the plain.” Spring here is unpredictable, but October aahhhhh! Last night we had a thunderstorm, today it is clear and sparkling. I think there should be a color called Oklahoma October Sky Blud. It is so beautiful.

    Days like this give us hope and courage to carry on and fight back. Love to all of you…..

    • 55 desertflower
      October 7, 2017 at 4:13 pm

      😘… I feel the same way about October in Arizona. Favorite month of the year for me. Just beautiful! So glad to hear from you. Hope all is well

      • 56 CEB
        October 7, 2017 at 4:24 pm

        Hi, DF
        I checked out the riverfront branch of the YMCA last week. A beautiful facility with a very diverse crowd, discounts for various age groups and a special Hurricane Irma waiver of sign-up fee. Will start going there to complete my long-neglected swimming lessons (thank you for the encouragement) and to work off my mocha frappaccino induced 10 pounds. Found out a neighbor goes to this branch as well, so I will have company some days. The hardest thing so far is finding a tank-style one-piece swimsuit.

        • 57 desertflower
          October 7, 2017 at 5:04 pm

          SO,SO,SO Proud of you for taking this important, potentially lifesaving step!! My heart is happy:) Please share your progress. So proud:) A true life skill

          • 58 CEB
            October 7, 2017 at 5:15 pm

            Thanks, DF. Will keep you apprised as I will need all of the encouragement I can get, not so much about the lessons, I have no fears about that, but because I have a hard time being in places with many people around me that I do not know.

            • 59 desertflower
              October 7, 2017 at 8:03 pm

              One moment at a time. You will be alright. Have faith. I can’t tell you how absolutely thrilled I am for you. Truly. You will be in my thoughts and I know you’ll do great. I’m proud of you, CEB.

    • 60 CEB
      October 7, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      Hi Carolyn, good to see you here and reminding us that there is beauty all around us. NE Fla. is still blazing hot, so much so that my azaleas are confused by blooming out of season. Air conditioning is still a must and flip-flops are the footwear of choice when bare feet are not optional.

  21. October 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Awesome thread on the Steele dossier:

  22. 62 Nena20409
    October 7, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    GA, TODbots.
    Congrats, DF on your solid Au ⭐
    Thanks, NW for all you do.
    ❤ TOD Community.

  23. October 7, 2017 at 4:54 pm

  24. 71 Nena20409
    October 7, 2017 at 5:11 pm

  25. 73 Nena20409
    October 7, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    In MI, a 12yo Girl was raped. She gave birth. Now the State has awarded the Rapist….. joint Custody? The main goal here: So the State can refuse the child Food, Health Care Coverage & then Award the Rapist Joint Custody?
    Cruel. Crude. Wickedly Evil.

    • 74 CEB
      October 7, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      This is the first time I have heard of this atrocity, but I will bet that the child is Black. They deem our children unworthy of protection, indeed not even seeing them as children, innocent and in need of consideration and protection.

  26. 77 Nena20409
    October 7, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    I don’t konw how bad this is.
    Africa, I hope this is not as bad as it looked.

  27. 78 whenpamelawandered
    October 7, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    President Obama. What a lovely sound it is to my ears! (and to my ❤️)

  28. 79 Nena20409
    October 7, 2017 at 6:29 pm

  29. 80 Nena20409
    October 7, 2017 at 6:31 pm

  30. 82 No Child Left Behind
    October 7, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Never mind. Somehow the WH and its kiddos will find a way to recover largely.

  31. 84 Nena20409
    October 7, 2017 at 6:35 pm

  32. 85 No Child Left Behind
    October 7, 2017 at 6:38 pm

  33. 88 Nena20409
    October 7, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    • 89 nathkatun7
      October 8, 2017 at 12:09 am

      I agree, 100%, with Professor Wong about the reasons why we should do away with the antiquated and undemocratic electoral vote as the basis for electing a president. Sadly, however, given the complex Constitutional framework for amending the Constitution, I don’t think that it’s possible to get rid of the electoral college system. By the way, it’s not just the electoral college system that’s insanely undemocratic. The way the United States Senate is set up is plainly undemocratic. As a Californian, I resent the fact that my state—with a population of more than 38 million people—has the same number (2) of U.S. Senators as Wyoming, with total population of slightly over a half million people.

  34. 90 No Child Left Behind
    October 7, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    • 92 desertflower
      October 7, 2017 at 8:11 pm


    • 93 nathkatun7
      October 7, 2017 at 11:10 pm

      Sheila, thank you for sharing Pretty Foot’s tweet with us. I will forever be proud to have voted for President Obama. Most importantly, I feel blessed to have been around during his presidency. What an extraordinary human being! Smart, Caring, Honest, Warm, Funny, and deeply dedicated to the values of democracy, tolerance, fairness and the rule of law.

      • October 8, 2017 at 1:21 pm

        There is video of Ta-Nehis Coates being interviewed in which he speaks about how extraordinary Pres Obama is
        I posted it in the previous thread

  35. 95 desertflower
    October 7, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Just got finished watching Hidden Figures. What a great and inspiring movie! I don’t go to the movies, nor do I watch much TV…which is the reason for my just watching now….shame on me!

  36. 99 desertflower
    October 7, 2017 at 8:49 pm


    Jonathan Pring just wanted to do the right thing.

    After seeing the news of the massacre in Las Vegas, the 36-year-old Phoenix resident and native of Britain decided he no longer felt comfortable keeping two firearms in his house. On Tuesday, he called the Phoenix Police Department and voluntarily handed over his guns, documenting the moment with a series of photos on Facebook and a heartfelt message.

    Then the hateful comments came….and came…and came.

    • 100 pkayden
      October 8, 2017 at 8:35 am

      Good for him. I’m sure he has figured out by now that this country has a gun disease and that making violent threats is a part of Conservative culture. That is who they are. I hope others follow his example and turn in their guns.

  37. 101 desertflower
    October 7, 2017 at 9:00 pm


  38. October 7, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Wish i could go….

    anyone from TOD going

  39. October 7, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Just finish watching our forever FLOTUS on C-Span.

  40. 107 amk for obama
    October 7, 2017 at 9:43 pm

  41. 108 amk for obama
    October 7, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    now, if only the fucking nyt realized their own decades old hypocrisy, jake. the turd was blossoming under their very noses and they smelled roses.

  42. 111 amk for obama
    October 7, 2017 at 9:57 pm

  43. 112 amk for obama
    October 7, 2017 at 10:05 pm

  44. 114 amk
    October 7, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    A sociopath in ‘black and white’.

  45. October 8, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Count on it unless he is arrested and jailed by Mueller sometime really soon ….

    Goodnight TOD ….

  46. 116 jacquelineoboomer
    October 8, 2017 at 12:45 am

    GWB’s former ethics lawyer Richard Painter cracks me up, although none of this is really funny. But he’s losing it the way we all are. When you first see him on the teevee, he appears to be around 100 years old (he’s only 56) and meek and mild. Ha! WTF!

  47. 117 jacquelineoboomer
    October 8, 2017 at 1:33 am

    Goodnight, TOD!

  48. 118 Dudette
    October 8, 2017 at 4:19 am

    Something beautiful for you

  49. 119 pkayden
    October 8, 2017 at 9:00 am

    So how long is it going to take Charlottesville to take down the Lee Traitor Statue? Do they want more violence?


  50. 120 arapaho415
    October 8, 2017 at 9:25 am

    GM TODville.

    As we know, an entire volume of the Encyclopedia Britannica could be written on every stupid thing FUBAR says, every single day, but man oh man… the “leader of the free world,” someone 24% of the US population idolizes…

  51. October 8, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Good morning, TODville. I hope you have a great Sunday.

    THIS will bring love and light to your heart and spirit.

  52. 123 Don
    October 8, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Last night my son and I went to see “Blade Runner 2049” is was okay. It was a visually stunning movie and the sound was stunning also. But the movie was lacking, I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Something was missing. Now the original Blade Runner was a masterpiece, the plot and the acting were first rate, it had a heart and a soul to it. Maybe I’ll go see the new Blade Runner again just to be sure I didn’t miss anything.

  53. 124 arapaho415
    October 8, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Between fits of worrying about war with Korea and/or Iran (which is bad enough), our federal government demonstrates with their words and actions that they do not believe that they work for the American people, that to them, democracy equates to taxpayer wallets, nothing more. THEY DO NOT EVEN ATTEMPT TO DISGUISE this.

    The truest toon about FUBAR, published in August of last year:

    Also this (my evergreen tweet):

  54. October 8, 2017 at 10:02 am

  55. 131 desertflower
    October 8, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Shocking. I know.

  56. 132 desertflower
    October 8, 2017 at 10:54 am


  57. 133 desertflower
    October 8, 2017 at 11:02 am

  58. 134 desertflower
    October 8, 2017 at 11:04 am

    I thought there was SUPPOSED to be a separation of church and state? ANYBODY LISTENING???

  59. 136 desertflower
    October 8, 2017 at 11:18 am


  60. 137 desertflower
    October 8, 2017 at 11:19 am

    SNL cont…

  61. 138 hopefruit2
    October 8, 2017 at 11:25 am

    G’morning Nerdy & TOD! Wishing everyone a peaceful and pleasant Sunday.

    On another note, looks like there’s a bit of tension this morning between Senator Bob Corker (R) from Tennessee and Dolt 45…Let’s see the media spin this as a “Dems in disarray” narrative. Paging Chris Cillizza for his “I blame Hillary” tweet….

  62. 144 whenpamelawandered
    October 8, 2017 at 11:50 am

    {{{ ❤️ TOD ❤️ }}}. Offline today, it’s all too much for WMP/W. I need to find a place to live where I don’t spend every day feeling as if I’m dying from the environmental impact. Overwhelming. Big hugs all around. 🙏🏻👋🏼🕉🕯🗝

  63. 146 JER
    October 8, 2017 at 11:54 am

  64. October 8, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I’m not fluent in Spanish, but I understand every ounce of this great man’s energy. He is MAGNIFICO.

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