134 Responses to “The First Lady On Kimmel”

  1. 1 globalcitizenlinda
    November 20, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Good morning everyone! I hope that you all have a great day and Happy Thanksgiving!

    • November 21, 2018 at 10:24 am

      Definitely a Must Read…thank you so much for posting this….

      • November 21, 2018 at 10:46 am

        the Money phrase….

  2. 6 desertflower
    November 20, 2018 at 9:47 am

  3. 10 mtmarilyn
    November 20, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Good morning TODville. So loved our FLOTUS on Kimmel. She is so funny and so human. I went to bed feeling so good.

    Our son and DIL took us to see the matinee of the new Fantastic Beasts movie. It is so good. We really loved it.

    Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. With no family arguments.

  4. November 20, 2018 at 10:05 am

    I’ve never bought Toms shoes but I’m tempted to do so now. Listen and see what gun violence is doing to our country and how it’s moving people – and hopefully business – to act.

  5. 19 deserflower
    November 20, 2018 at 10:31 am


  6. 20 Judith Fardig
    November 20, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Congratulations, GCLinda, and Happy Thanksgiving to all. Seeing so much of the Obamas, and savoring all the D victories recently has me in the mood to be very grateful for our Thanksgiving family gathering. Grateful for Nerdy keeping us together and for the constant influence of each of you!

    • November 20, 2018 at 1:25 pm

      Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Judith….wish you were coming with us to see Michelle Obama

      one of the things that we talk about at our Thanksgiving table….is what we are grateful for…..

      right now i am at the table of the Village know as TOD…

      I am grateful for TOD and all the folks who live in this very special village…

      I am grateful to all the women (and one special gentleman) that i met on our TOD trip to DC…2 yrs ago….

      I am grateful to all the folks who no longer come to the villiage but who remain in out thoughts just the same….

      I am grateful to Ms Chips who started this blog so many years ago….

      and I am very grateful to the legendary Nerdy Wonka…who keeps the lights on in the Village…because I for one would not know what i would do if i came here one day and lights were out!!….YIKES

      Although that might happen one day….I am extremely grateful …that today the Lights are ON!!…smilin

      ((hugss) everyone,,,

      Happy Thanksgiving!!

  7. 26 catrst
    November 20, 2018 at 11:20 am

    As I was listening to Michelle I was wondering when she talked about her two grandfathers if anyone else but a Chicagoan like me would get it. My whole extended family was south side and then the upward mobility started. People moved up to two story single family homes from one story bungalows. When they did that it was to the west side. 🙂 Nobody but nobody however moved to the north side because I guess that was a different country. There is no east side. That’s Lake Michigan.

  8. 28 carolyn
    November 20, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    I lived in Chicago, on the west side. Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. We all knew our neighborhood, and belonged. I’ve never felt that in any other city where I lived. I lived right across from the Mars candy factory……which didn’t look like a factory, but a Spanish hacienda, with a beautiful, carefully tended lawn. Our big treat was to take the el downtown to Marshall Field’s.

    Nine years ago I took my daughter to Michigan where I had also lived. I wanted her to see real lakes. We drove to Holland and walked up through the dunes, and there was the lake. She was stunned, and said, “but mom, it’s an ocean!” When you live in Oklahoma with all manmade lakes…..the real thing is stunning.

    • 29 cd4biden
      November 20, 2018 at 3:54 pm

      I felt the same way, Carolyn, when I first saw Lake Michigan. I took my daughters to a camp on the shores of the lake and walked out to see the lake expecting something large, but not too large. I couldn’t see across it, and I suddenly found my brain being really confused because it was not salty water, and there was no seaweed and sea shells. It took a moment to realize I was interpreting it as an ocean, like the one I live near. But it is not. To get a true grasp on it all I went and stared at a US map to try to help me understand the immenseness of the Great Lakes. Stunning as you said.

  9. November 20, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    GOOD Read!!

    In epidemiology, a virus cannot multiply on its own. First, it must find a host, whose cellular machinery it commandeers to reproduce. For a virus, all distribution—all amplification—is infection.
    So it is for Trump. The president’s conspiratorial language is an odious virus that has found a variety of hosts in the U.S. media ecosystem. The traditional news media amplify his words for a variety of reasons, including newsworthiness (he is, after all, the president), easy ratings (cable-news audiences have soared in his term), and old-fashioned peer pressure (the segment producer’s lament: “If everybody else is carrying Trump, shouldn’t we?”).

    But a virus doesn’t just borrow a host’s cellular factory to reproduce; it often destroys the host in the process. So, too, does the president seek to destroy the traditional news media that have often amplified his messages.

    • November 20, 2018 at 1:11 pm

      In the spirit of NON_Amplification…i will try to do my best not to amplify Trump’s message of hate and vitriol….

      • 32 idon
        November 20, 2018 at 1:44 pm

        Sheila that’s it. The challenge is not to amplify it. When we read it we shouldn’t retweet it. We should retweet the America we want.

  10. November 20, 2018 at 1:40 pm


    • 34 0388jojothecat
      November 20, 2018 at 1:48 pm

      I would have preferred the one showing “Feeding the Homeless” Thanksgiving scene with the long table of people, children, and volunteers. There are so many more homeless especially in California due to the fires.

    • 35 jacquelineoboomer
      November 20, 2018 at 6:19 pm

      Very interesting.

      And thanks for reminding me of that speech.

      • 36 jacquelineoboomer
        November 20, 2018 at 6:23 pm

        And Eleanor’s speech. Of course, we only have to look back at President Obama and First Lady Obama and their tenure in the White House, to see such love of country. Can’t wait until we see it again at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

  11. 37 0388jojothecat
    November 20, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    The Press hardly played anything President Obama said or did unless it was NEGATIVE because they said he was “boring” and whatever he did they did not feel it was their responsibility to “carry his water”. Anything POSITVIE PBO did was “carrying his water”…everything NEGATIVE the GOP did it was blasted all day long Monday through Friday and especially on Sunday. Only GOP guest were allowed to be on back to back.

    In fact I would LOVE this place not to post his disgusting mug if they can help it! I usually don’t read anything with his face on it.

    • 38 Don
      November 20, 2018 at 2:31 pm

      Jojo, you statement is spot on and it is why that I didn’t shed one goddamn tear for Jim Acosta when he got his ass kicked out of the Whitehouse. Now I do believe that Jim Acosta has a right to ask questions and the Whitehouse was wrong for kicking him out. But I remember eight long years of the Whitehouse press being so disrespectful of the Obama Administration.

    • 41 Beaglemom
      November 21, 2018 at 10:44 am

      I remember that so well. Even NPR and PBS played the game. Whenever the news was on, NPR was interviewing McConnell or Boehner or Ryan to comment on something President Obama had said or done. They never spoke with President Obama or a Democrat in Congress. Weeks would go by without a front page article about President Obama in the NYT. And the Washington Post was almost as bad. Lots of whining and complaining on the op-ed pages but very few straight up articles. Now, not a day goes by without front page coverage of Trump. The Sunday news interview shows are still top-heavy with Republicans when it should be Democrats they’re featuring for comments and responses to the increasingly egregious things being done by this administration.

  12. 42 0388jojothecat
    November 20, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    This administration is disgusting and I hope it stays in the media with more evidence Saudi Arabia is a murderous thug nation.

  13. November 20, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    • 44 pkayden
      November 20, 2018 at 5:43 pm

      He has been openly hostile and dismissive of our Intelligence community. Members of the Intelligence community need to speak out.

  14. 45 anjo
    November 20, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to one and all, we are thankful that we are all alive to enjoy family and friends for another year

  15. 47 donna dem 4 obama
    November 20, 2018 at 4:52 pm

  16. 51 Nena20409
    November 20, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Good Evening TODbots.
    I’m glad that President Obama has spoken for Speaker Pelosi to continue with her work for We The People.
    ❤ TODville Community.
    Thank you, NW!

  17. 52 Nena20409
    November 20, 2018 at 5:08 pm

  18. 53 Nena20409
    November 20, 2018 at 5:08 pm

  19. 54 pkayden
    November 20, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    We have a man in the White House who is okay with the murder of a journalist. Let that sink in.
    He’s disputing the findings of the CIA to defend Saudi rulers.

  20. 57 Nena20409
    November 20, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    • 58 Nena20409
      November 20, 2018 at 5:47 pm

  21. 59 pkayden
    November 20, 2018 at 5:39 pm

  22. 60 Nena20409
    November 20, 2018 at 5:40 pm

  23. 61 Nena20409
    November 20, 2018 at 6:08 pm

  24. 67 pkayden
    November 20, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    • 68 0388jojothecat
      November 20, 2018 at 7:02 pm

      This is a WHOLE NEW Political Landscape. These women WILL NOT take a back seat to the standard guards – MEN or Women! The will demand a seat at the table to make REAL change or turn the apple cart over.

  25. 69 pkayden
    November 20, 2018 at 6:15 pm

  26. 70 Nena20409
    November 20, 2018 at 6:19 pm

  27. 71 Nena20409
    November 20, 2018 at 6:27 pm

  28. 72 jacquelineoboomer
    November 20, 2018 at 6:35 pm

  29. 73 Nena20409
    November 20, 2018 at 7:03 pm

  30. 74 Nena20409
    November 20, 2018 at 7:06 pm

  31. 77 Nena20409
    November 20, 2018 at 7:10 pm

  32. 78 Nena20409
    November 20, 2018 at 7:13 pm

  33. 79 Nena20409
    November 20, 2018 at 7:33 pm

  34. 81 Nena20409
    November 20, 2018 at 7:40 pm

  35. 82 jacquelineoboomer
    November 20, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Apparently, the debate for U.S. senator from Mississippi between Mike Espy and Creepy Cindy Hyde-Racist is being aired (although she didn’t want any scary coverage) on C-Span tonight at 10:18 pm E. Gonna be hard to watch, but I shall try.

    • 83 Betsy
      November 20, 2018 at 9:34 pm

      You are brave. I can’t stand the b*tch after what she said about lynching…I hope Mike Espy pulls it out to everyone’s shock and dismay. I hope racism does not win.

      • 84 jacquelineoboomer
        November 20, 2018 at 10:02 pm

        I’m going to try to watch, but I feel everything you’re feeling!

      • 85 jacquelineoboomer
        November 21, 2018 at 1:39 am

        By the way, I recorded it but when I went back to watch, I realized I couldn’t see her face or hear anything she had to say. I listened to his opening for a couple minutes, but that was it. Rachel Maddow did show a clip from her at the debate, where she mentioned she’d like everybody’s votes “next Tuesday, November 22.” Rachel and her crew openly laughed. Dumbass racist woman doesn’t even know the date of the election. Please don’t let her win!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. 88 jacquelineoboomer
    November 20, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    I could not help myself.

  37. 95 Jey
    November 20, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Is it me or has Melania forgiven PP for all his indiscretions. She is holding hands with him and smiling more than usual. Compared to the doom and gloom expression she has been sporting in the past.

  38. 101 Nena20409
    November 20, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    • 102 jacquelineoboomer
      November 20, 2018 at 8:47 pm

  39. 103 jacquelineoboomer
    November 20, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Do NOT make me cry!

    • 104 cos
      November 20, 2018 at 8:58 pm

      Can’t say that I have ever seen anyone from the Trump crime family help anyone during the holidays. If they really cared anything about the Evangelicals and the needy, one would think that he would participate in something like this.

    • 107 cd4biden
      November 21, 2018 at 12:34 am

      That little girl at the end would be me if I ever met him in person, and not because I was wearing a plastic hair net thingy. I do not know what I would say or do other than start crying and blubbering some idiotic thing.

  40. November 20, 2018 at 8:54 pm

  41. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    November 20, 2018 at 10:34 pm

  42. 115 jacquelineoboomer
    November 20, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    I missed this earlier! Happy Birthday, Joe Biden!

  43. 120 Dudette
    November 21, 2018 at 12:47 am

    Attention TOD night owls: John Kerry is on with Seth Meyers tonight (NBC).

  44. November 21, 2018 at 2:10 am

  45. 123 Nena20409
    November 21, 2018 at 2:37 am

    They stopped insanity, had they given Russia the Leader for This Prestigious Crime Fighting International Group!

  46. 127 Nena20409
    November 21, 2018 at 2:47 am

  47. 128 pkayden
    November 21, 2018 at 7:14 am

  48. November 21, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Sending TODville very best wishes for a lovely Thanksgiving, complete with the most delicious bites and your favorite family and friends. Thankful for this loving community of the Obama faithful. XOXO

    • 132 jacquelineoboomer
      November 21, 2018 at 1:15 pm

      And Happy Thanksgiving to you, meta. Hope your family is getting through this crazy month they (and you) experienced, with the wildfires.

  49. 133 JER
    November 21, 2018 at 10:08 am

    US farmers letting crops rot as storage costs rise due to China trade war http://hill.cm/gksHx1P

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