116 Responses to “The FLOTUS On Air”

    • 2 Judith Fardig
      January 6, 2019 at 2:56 pm

      Congrats, JER! Trying to keep my focus on the Obamas and what we can do proactively rather than let tRump dominate too much of my thoughts.

  1. 3 idon
    January 4, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    I started out with the second video and had no idea it would make me cry as this young Latina describes how Becoming was the first time she and her siblings saw their mother read a book. Thank you for posting these videos.

  2. 4 idon
    January 4, 2019 at 5:17 pm

  3. 5 rikyrah
    January 4, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    THANK YOU for all you do here, NW. Just want to let you know that your work is very appreciated. 🙂

  4. January 4, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Oh my goodness, that second video brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful story!!

  5. January 4, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Making it stick:

    • 10 Don
      January 4, 2019 at 6:09 pm

      Of course the Judge granted Mueller’s request, the sheer volume of sealed indictments alone make it necessary.

  6. 11 desertflower
    January 4, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    I’m with this guy

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  10. 17 globalcitizenlinda
    January 4, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    I was wondering when the “both sides” brigade will come out and start pushing the shutdown responsibility away from traitor-in-chief and instead assign it to Dems too.

    I can now see that the “both sides’ is beginning to appear in the media

  11. 19 Dudette
    January 4, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Happy Thursday Evening Everyone! 😘

  12. 27 Dudette
    January 4, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Hey desertflower! Thought you might like this! I sure do! 😁

  13. 32 Dudette
    January 4, 2019 at 7:26 pm

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    January 4, 2019 at 7:27 pm

  15. 34 Dudette
    January 4, 2019 at 7:28 pm

  16. 35 Dudette
    January 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm

  17. 36 Dudette
    January 4, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Good hashtag on Twtter

  18. 39 Dudette
    January 4, 2019 at 7:31 pm

  19. 41 desertflower
    January 4, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    And evidently doesn’t give a shit

    • 42 jacquelineoboomer
      January 4, 2019 at 8:24 pm

      I don’t consider anything about these people, collectively, that warrants calling them “an administration.” But I do know that if they mess with those people who arrange for an early tax refund every year, they are gonna be even more surprised by the number of people on the WH lawn!

  20. 43 desertflower
    January 4, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Who is this nut job Carrie Sheffield??? I wanted to reach through the tv and shake some sense into her! I have never heard of her or seen her before, but she landed on Hardball. OMG. I wanted to crawl out of my skin!

    • January 4, 2019 at 9:12 pm

      Never heard that name, ever. Glad I didn’t hear her. Couldn’t have handled that. By late afternoon (after his little ‘show’ in the Rose Garden and all his crazy and outlandish lies, I called Lamar Alexander’s office. Went down the list of his lies and crazy comments and said he is batshit crazy and needs to GO, NOW. The 25th Amendment! After a few minutes, realized I had forgotten to include his propaganda couple days ago about Russia/Soviet Union invading Afghanistan, etc. so I called back. Glad I got the same lady so told her I needed to add that to the list and repeated again: He is crazy, batshit crazy and needs to go NOW! I am going to use Resistbot to Alexander and Blackburn this weekend. Also, a number of us called and or tweeted our new representative, Tim Burchett about his vote Thursday night about reopening the government. All of us cannot let up. We need to stay on these people like “white on rice.”

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  23. 51 jacquelineoboomer
    January 4, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    • 52 desertflower
      January 4, 2019 at 8:36 pm

      Why is it in the Situation Room?

      • January 4, 2019 at 9:05 pm

        I heard someone ‘suggest’ that he’s trying to use this as a national emergency. IOW, for show! What else is new?!

      • 54 jacquelineoboomer
        January 4, 2019 at 9:22 pm

        One person had a suggestion that “staffers” knew he couldn’t invite in any press people – like he did in his last so-called cabinet meeting where the press sat in for most of it as he made a total ass out of himself – and suggested it to him. But I don’t know if I believe anybody on his staff has that kind of smarts.

        • 55 vcprezofan2
          January 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

          Me, I think the WH Idiot just wanted his own (a-hem) *iconic* Situation Room Pic to (in his mind) rival the one from the Obama administration.

      • 57 cd4biden
        January 4, 2019 at 11:50 pm

        Cuz he knows they know he is a worthless boob, and he has to find some way to lord what he thinks of as his power over them and try to strike fear into their hearts.

    • 58 99ts
      January 4, 2019 at 11:13 pm

      The body language while the only woman in the room is speaking speaks for itself. Cannot imagine ANY other dem in the house being able to handle this situation.

  24. 60 Hillary Darton
    January 4, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    When I think of Trump being our President all I can say is Lord Help Us.!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. 61 Jey
    January 4, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Why is PP holding federal workers hostage?

    Watching Rachel Maddow – she talks about Paul LePage the ex Gov of Maine …. my goodness he is a giant POS.

    • 62 desertflower
      January 4, 2019 at 9:41 pm

      Even more of a gigantic POS than I already thought he was. I thought that was near impossible

      • January 4, 2019 at 10:12 pm

        I heard that too. Knew LePage was bad; didn’t know how bad and evil.

        df, I Googled Carrie Sheffield. Writer and political analyst. Founder of new media startup Bold. Former editorial for The Washington Times, reporter for Politico and The Hill. Background says it all, huh?

  26. 65 desertflower
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  27. 66 Dudette
    January 4, 2019 at 9:59 pm


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    January 4, 2019 at 10:00 pm

  29. 68 desertflower
    January 4, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    We shall see

  30. 69 jacquelineoboomer
    January 5, 2019 at 1:29 am

  31. 70 Gazelle
    January 5, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Thank you a million times, NW! I forwarded the Michelle interviews to several fam & fam-friends. The most lovely comment came from my son: “Michelle is a blessing”.
    Through that awful time of my bestie brother’s passing, my son was there & we kept each other upright. On way, at one of airports, there was “Becoming” just smiling at me & I bought it! The funny is that my son had also bought “Becoming” for my birthday, as a surprise. So coming home, I ended up w/ 2 copies of “Becoming”. One of my dearest friends in CA was having a hard time to get a copy, I said: “Girl, I have a bounty, mailing you my extra, pronto before Minus Effs up USPS!” 😏

  32. 71 jacquelineoboomer
    January 5, 2019 at 2:04 am

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    • January 5, 2019 at 8:02 am

      Powerful Message here…

      but what has to be stated is that Trump and the GOP use the racist and xenophobic fears of white people to stay in power…

      they are about decreasing the immigration of blk and brown people into the United States…… ..the main purpose of the Trump shutdown is to continue to stoke that same racism…but to also try to take the wind out of the sails of the new Democratic majoirty in the House…to create a shiny coin to keep the immigration story in the press…of course the press will keep asking if the Dems plan to compromise.,,,when it is the Senate that refuses to take up and pass a bill that they just passed a week or so ago..

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    • January 5, 2019 at 9:34 am

      you know meta..you do not hear Trump speaking about his fondness for Russia that much any more….that has quieted down…. i think that press has become numb to these statements from the press…i believe that either Trump is doing direct calls with Putin (he has an unsecured phone…is that phone being monitored by the IC) or there is an agent in the white house telling these things to Trump….

      like Trump’s announcement that he is leaning toward declaring martial law….in order to bypass Congress…does that mean that he will be suspending the constitution….that should have been the lead story….but not so much….

      Trump does not care about about the citizens of this country…proof is his willingness to keep a partial shutdown of the governemnt months even years to get what he wants…

      we are watching these unbelievable events unfold before our eyes…

      • 88 Don
        January 5, 2019 at 9:49 am

        Beyond what you and meta wrote, Sheila, America has to look inward. Trump just didn’t pop up out of the blue and charm his way into the White house. He was voted in by millions and millions of Americans. He also didn’t trick his way into the White House, despite being told that the Russians somehow used social media to convince the American voter to vote for trump. My neighbor, my coworker, the guy that runs the gas station down the street from my subdivision voted trump into the White House. But what was it about trump that appealed to those people? I mean their lives couldn’t have been all that bad that they needed to vote for trump. But at this late date to still insist that trump is the answer is to basically admit that you didn’t vote for trump to make your life better. You voted for trump to make your neighbors life worst.

        • 89 0388jojothecat
          January 5, 2019 at 2:40 pm

          The MEDIA downplayed everything negative and PLAYED UP 4-times more Negative Primetime stories about Hillary. All they needed was the October surprise to kill Hillary’s momentum. They both had low favorable but there was MORE negative stories and lies about Hillary. I believe the Russian money had more impact than the social network stories. I believe there were enough AA and White males & females that voted for Obama, either did not vote or voted for someone else that lost her the election in the swing states plus the disenfranchisement of the minority vote.

          • 90 Don
            January 5, 2019 at 3:01 pm

            “I believe there were enough AA and White males & females that voted for Obama, either did not vote or voted for someone else that lost her the election in the swing states plus the disenfranchisement of the minority vote.”

            Spot on!…..It always seem to go that way during elections.

        • January 6, 2019 at 8:53 am

          your black and brown neighbors….

      • January 5, 2019 at 9:51 am

        I recall Putin saying he and Trump speak several times a week. It’s clear that he is their mark and is being programmed quite thoroughly and quite willingly. I believe Trump is carrying out Putin’s even wish because he’s hoping that he will become a long-term partner to Putin in acquiring massive wealth and influence in Russia. He cares not one whit about America or Americans.

        • January 5, 2019 at 9:55 am

          I meant: …..Putin’s every wish…..

        • January 5, 2019 at 10:00 am

          ALSO, never forget why Trump was and is a prime target for committing treason against the United States:

          Intelligence officers look for a person’s vulnerabilities and ways to exploit them. It usually comes down to four things: Money, Ideology, Coercion, Ego. Want to get someone to betray his country? Figure out which of these four motivators drives the person and exploit the hell out of it.

  39. 95 Don
    January 5, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Strangely I haven’t heard any federal worker that voted for trump complain about “big government.” I wonder how they feel about “no” government, and are they satisfied? Assholes.

  40. 96 desertflower
    January 5, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Morning everyone. My stomach was bothering me all night, so I had plenty of time to think about things. Oddly, this very thought popped into my head about 3 am….he’s truly running the govt the way he ran his business…never paying those that did the work. It continues.

    • 97 Don
      January 5, 2019 at 10:38 am

      All of trump’s businesses ended in bankruptcy, and the ones that stayed afloat where backed my foreign money. His entire real estate portfolio is backed my Russian money.

    • 98 0388jojothecat
      January 5, 2019 at 10:39 am

      Yes, desertflower. I believe HE thinks the money in the Treasury is HIS money.

      Sorry your tummy has been bothering you, mine too. I try not to have all this chaos bother me too much but I think subliminally it is bother all of us so much. I have been have really bad burning in my stomach early in the morning. It subsides after I eat. A friend said it sounds like an ulcer. I think too much rich food over the holidays.

      • 99 desertflower
        January 5, 2019 at 10:44 am

        I think you’re right, jojo. As far as my sick tummy…who knows. I’m sipping on ginger ale now after the coffee started bothering it again…been drinking Pepto Bismol…I really hope that it goes away soon. I’m hardly ever sick, so this is really annoying me.

      • 100 Don
        January 5, 2019 at 10:54 am

        Yep, it sounds like an ulcer, I was on the one a day aspirin regimen and I ended up with an ulcer. It was diagnosed only after a colonoscopy, I was prescribed medication and it went away pretty quickly. But the thing about the stomach is that it is a mystery, one day you can eat something and it won’t bother you and the next day you can eat the same thing and it can mess your stomach up.

  41. 101 desertflower
    January 5, 2019 at 10:31 am

  42. 102 Dudette
    January 5, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Shaq is still awesome!

  43. 103 JER
    January 5, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    • 104 Don
      January 5, 2019 at 1:13 pm

      And if we had listened to President Obama we could have been at the forefront as far as trade goes in the Asia-Pacific hemisphere. The TPP could have opened up an entire continent, but no, we had short minded people on both sides of the isle talking nonsense out of their asses. Every goddamn time I think about the missed opportunity of TPP I get upset, a whole goddamn continent. No longer would we have had China dictating terms of how we trade.

  44. 105 Dudette
    January 5, 2019 at 12:53 pm

  45. 106 Dudette
    January 5, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    • 107 0388jojothecat
      January 5, 2019 at 2:44 pm

      That is what happens with Republican privatization. I would never work for a “government” contractor.

  46. 108 Dudette
    January 5, 2019 at 1:15 pm

  47. 110 Dudette
    January 5, 2019 at 1:22 pm

  48. 111 Dudette
    January 5, 2019 at 1:23 pm

  49. 113 JER
    January 5, 2019 at 1:42 pm

  50. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    January 5, 2019 at 1:50 pm

  51. 115 Don
    January 5, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    I can almost guarantee you that whenever there was a phone call between Putin and the Obama, Clinton, and Bush administrations that phone call wasn’t done on a whim. Every word was thought out, every silence was thought out, tone and tempo were thought out. Obama, Clinton, and Bush knew what they were dealing with, this guy in the White House now doesn’t know if he’s on foot or horseback.

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