Michelle Obama: Rockstar!






164 Responses to “Michelle Obama: Rockstar!”

  1. 1 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 9:48 am

    Good Morning! Thank you Nerdy Wonka! 🙂

  2. 2 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 9:49 am

    • 3 Dudette
      August 18, 2020 at 9:50 am

  3. 4 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Ms. Maxwell for the win!

  4. 5 Nerdy Wonka
    August 18, 2020 at 9:53 am

  5. 9 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Florida – it’s your turn!

  6. 10 marleysperson
    August 18, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Spectacular Michelle ❤️ Watching her, watching all of this last night, was a breath of fresh air. Truth and courage and compassion and empathy. I look forward to every night…. like many packages of love and surprises:)

  7. 11 Nerdy Wonka
    August 18, 2020 at 10:00 am


  8. August 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

  9. 15 ggail44
    August 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Good West Coast morning dear Nerdy and TOD family. I’m on top of the World, still basking in the Michelle speech glow 🥰🌟

  10. 20 Nerdy Wonka
    August 18, 2020 at 10:01 am

  11. 22 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Mrs. Obama is a walking stimulus program!

  12. 26 marleysperson
    August 18, 2020 at 10:07 am


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  14. 28 ggail44
    August 18, 2020 at 10:11 am

  15. 29 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 10:13 am

  16. 30 nena20409
    August 18, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Thank you, NW…Lady, You Rock‼😍🤗😍👒💁‍♀️🙏💪🙏
    Good Morning, Beloved TODville Community💙💜💚🧡💛💗🖤🤎❤🙏💪🙏

  17. 31 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Yes we did!

  18. 33 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 10:21 am


  19. August 18, 2020 at 10:25 am

    People, I was undone.

  20. 39 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 10:26 am

  21. 40 marleysperson
    August 18, 2020 at 10:28 am

    We interrupt this MO praising for urgent message about collusion and criming. They all need to die in prison.

  22. 41 marleysperson
    August 18, 2020 at 10:28 am

    We interrupt this MO praising for urgent message about collusion and criming. They all need to die in prison.

  23. 46 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 10:28 am

  24. August 18, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Is it true that AOC will be putting Bernie Sanders name in Nomination during her speech tonight

    • August 18, 2020 at 10:56 am

      YES. That’s what is being reported.

    • 49 Dudette
      August 18, 2020 at 10:56 am

      That must be it. Somewhere I read she was “introducing Bernie” and thought it would be for his speech last night, but she wasn’t on the last night’s program. So it must be that she’s the one putting his name in nomination. Whatever.

  25. 50 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 10:36 am

    This is great!

  26. 53 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 10:41 am

  27. 54 jer44
    August 18, 2020 at 10:44 am

  28. 55 jer44
    August 18, 2020 at 10:47 am

  29. 56 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 10:48 am

  30. 57 marleysperson
    August 18, 2020 at 10:53 am

    Send it EVERYWHERE!

  31. 58 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 11:06 am

    The Lincoln Project keeps bringing it. They REALLY want Heir Twitler gone! Props to them.

  32. 60 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 11:11 am

    Another one. These filmmakers are knocking it out of the park!

  33. 61 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 11:12 am

  34. August 18, 2020 at 11:32 am

  35. 63 ggail44
    August 18, 2020 at 11:37 am

  36. August 18, 2020 at 11:48 am

    Joy Reid:
    “Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has agreed to testify before the House Oversight Committee next Monday about the changes that he’s made to the U.S. Postal Service, that have led to delays in mail delivery throughout the country. This comes as two members of a separate committee, the House Judiciary Committee, have called for the FBI to open a criminal probe into DeJoy, accusing him of deliberately slowing the mail to give Donald Trump an advantage in the November presidential election. And the Washington Post reports that Attorneys General from at least six states are huddling to discuss possible law suits against the Administration, to block it from reducing mail service between now and the election. Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is bringing the House back from recess to vote on an emergency bill that would provide $25 billion in aid to the U.S. Postal Service, and bar any changes to the way it functions until next year. Mitch McConnell’s Senate remains on recess.”

    • August 18, 2020 at 11:49 am

      Speaker Pelosi speaking with Joy Reid. “It is, to use the word, volcanic.
      It has been explosive in terms of the response that Members, Democratic and Republican, all over the country have received to this assault on this connection that they have, Americans have with each other. This matter of how – access to health care; 1.2 billion prescriptions were sent through the mail in 2019 even before the coronavirus, that is. And way overwhelmingly, 82 percent or higher, of VA drugs are sent to our veterans through the mail. That’s just two examples of meeting the needs – health needs of the American people. And when those medicines come a week, six days late, we keep hearing examples of how late that medication is coming. That’s just one connection. It’s about the health of the American people. It’s also about the health of our democracy as they do this to make an assault on the mail in terms of absentee balloting and the rest. “

    • August 18, 2020 at 11:50 am

      Speaker Pelosi:
      “If I may with all due respect to reporting and the rest, don’t pay attention to them.
      Their purpose is to frighten people from voting. The more chaos they can create, the more fear they can instill about, ‘Well, your vote’s not going to count anyway; it won’t matter. And it’s probably corrupt and get caught up.’ That’s their purpose. Their purpose is not to move obstacles of participation to honor the vision of our Founders that we would have the sacred right to vote. It’s to scare people. So, ignore them.
      Just ignore them. “

    • August 18, 2020 at 11:52 am

      Full transcript: (https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/81720-0)
      -Speaker Pelosi is schedule to participate in the convention later this week.

  37. 72 whenpamelawandered
    August 18, 2020 at 11:51 am

    {{{{{ 🕊💞♥️ UTAL ♥️💞🕊}}}}}

    Loving the Convention, loving TOD!

    Keep Us All The Heart

  38. August 18, 2020 at 11:54 am

    George Floyd’s brothers at the Democratic National Convention…
    “My brother George was selfless. He always made sacrifices for his family, friends, and even complete strangers. George had a giving spirit, a spirit that has shown up on streets around our nation and around the world. People of all races, all ages, all genders, all backgrounds, peacefully protesting in the name of love and unity. It’s the fitting legacy for our brother, but George should be alive today. Breonna Taylor should be alive today. Armand Arbery should be alive today. Eric Garner should be alive today, Stephan Clark, TaxiAnna Jefferson, Sandra Bland, they should all be alive today. So it’s up to us to carry on the fight for justice. Our actions will be their legacies. We must always find ourselves in what John Lewis called “good trouble”. For the names we do not know, the faces we will never see. Those who we can’s mourn because their murders did not go viral, please join me in a moment of silence to honor George and the many other souls we lost to hate and injustice. And when this moment ends,
    let’s make sure we never stop saying their names.”

    • August 18, 2020 at 2:15 pm

      Peace to the Floyd family…George’s death…unreal but so real.
      Spelling error:
      Atatiana Jefferson was fatally shot in her home by a police officer in Fort Worth, Texas. “Police body camera footage showed that when she came to her window to observe police outside her home, Officer Aaron Dean shot through it and killed her….October 14, 2019, Dean resigned from the Fort Worth Police Department and was arrested on a murder charge.” (wiki)
      –Bring the police to heel. Start over.
      –Re-imagine America.

  39. 75 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 11:56 am

  40. 76 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 11:58 am

    A message from America’s AG (not the mob consigliere)

  41. August 18, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Kristin Urquiza at the Democratic National Convention:
    “Hi. I’m Kristin Urquiza.
    I’m one of the many who have lost a loved one to COVID. My Dad, Mark Anthony Urquiza, should be here today, but he isn’t. He had faith in Donald Trump. He voted for him, listened to him, believed him and his mouthpieces, when they said that coronavirus was under control and going to disappear. That it was OK to end social distancing rules before it was safe. And that if you had no underlying health conditions, you’d probably be fine.
    So in late May after the stay-at-home order was lifted in Arizona, my Dad went to a karaoke bar with his friends.
    A few weeks later he was put on a ventilator. And after five agonizing days, he died alone in the ICU with a nurse holding his hand. My dad was a healthy 65-year-old. His only pre-existing condition was trusting Donald Trump. And for that he paid with his life.”

    • August 18, 2020 at 12:01 pm

      Urquiza: “I am not alone.
      Once I told my story, a lot of people reached out to me to share theirs.
      They asked me to help keep them keep their communities safe, especially communities of color which have been disproportionately affected. They asked me – a normal person – to help because Donald Trump won’t.
      The coronavirus has made it clear that there are two Americas: The America that Donald Trump lives in and the America that my father died in. Enough is enough. Donald Trump may not have caused the coronavirus, but his dishonesty and his irresponsible actions made it so much worse”.

    • August 18, 2020 at 12:02 pm

      “We need a leader who has a national, coordinated, data-driven response to stop the pandemic from claiming more lives and to safely reopen the country. We need a leader who will step in on Day One and do his job, to care. One of the last things that my father said to me was that he felt betrayed by the likes of Donald Trump. And so when I cast my vote for Joe Biden, I will do it for my Dad.”

  42. 80 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 12:02 pm

  43. 81 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 12:02 pm

  44. 83 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 12:03 pm

  45. 84 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 12:04 pm

  46. August 18, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    NY Governor Cuomo:
    “30,000 Americans came here to help us in our hour of need…
    “The European virus infected the North East while the White House was still fixated on China. The virus had been attacking us for months before they even knew it was here. We saw the failure of a government that tried to deny the virus, that tried to ignore it, and then tried to politicize it. The failed federal government that watched New York get ambushed by their negligence – and then watched New York suffer. But all through it learned absolutely nothing. So today 6 months after it began the nation is still unprepared…we see the virus ricocheting across the country from one state to another. Today we trail the world in defeating COVID.”

    • August 18, 2020 at 12:10 pm

      Governor Cuomo: “America’s eyes have been opened.
      And we have seen in this crisis the truth, that government matters and leadership matters.
      And it determines whether we thrive and grow or whether we live or die. Now we need a leader as good as our people. A leader who appeals to the best within us, not the worst. A leader who can unify not divide.
      A leader who can bring us up, not tear us down.
      I know that man.
      I’ve worked with that man.
      I have seen his strength, I have seen his talent, I have seen his pain.
      And I have seen his heart. That man is Joe Biden.
      Joe Biden is what I call ‘America tough’. Tough in the best way.
      Tough that is smart, united, disciplined, and loving.
      Joe Biden can restore the soul of America. And that’s exactly what our country needs today.
      Thank you.”

  47. 87 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 12:12 pm

  48. 90 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    For anyone who wants the text of Mrs. O’s speech, here it is.

    Direct link:

  49. August 18, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    What did Kasick say about the DEM party…that has rowled up some DEMs

  50. 92 marleysperson
    August 18, 2020 at 12:18 pm

  51. 93 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 12:18 pm

  52. 94 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 12:19 pm

  53. August 18, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Senator Sanders at the National Democratic Convention:
    “Our great nation is now living in an unprecedented moment.
    We are facing the worst public health crisis in 100 years and the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression. We are confronting systemic racism and the enormous threat to our planet of climate change. And, in the midst of all of this, we have a president who is not only incapable of addressing these crises but is leading us down the path of authoritarianism.”

    • August 18, 2020 at 12:23 pm

      “At its most basic, this election is about preserving our democracy.
      During this president’s term, the unthinkable has become normal. He has tried to prevent people from voting, undermined the U.S. Postal Service, deployed the military and federal agents against peaceful protesters, threatened to delay the election and suggested that he will not leave office if he loses. This is not normal, and we must never treat it like it is. Under this administration authoritarianism has taken root in our country. I, and my family, and many of yours, know the insidious way authoritarianism destroys democracy, decency, and humanity. As long as I am here, I will work with progressives, with moderates, and, yes, with conservatives to preserve this nation from a threat that so many of our heroes fought and died to defeat.”

    • August 18, 2020 at 12:26 pm

      “I know that Joe Biden will begin that fight on Day One.
      Let me offer you just a few examples of how Joe will move us forward.
      Joe supports raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. This will give 40 million workers a pay raise and push the wage scale up for everyone else.
      Joe will also make it easier for workers to join unions, create 12 weeks of paid family leave, fund universal pre-K for 3- and 4-year olds, and make child care affordable for millions of families.
      Joe will rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and fight the threat of climate change by transitioning us to 100 percent clean electricity over the next fifteen years.
      These initiatives will create millions of good paying jobs all across the country.
      As you know, we are the only industrialized nation not to guarantee health care for all people.
      While Joe and I disagree on the best path to get to universal coverage, he has a plan that will greatly expand health care and cut the cost of prescription drugs. Further, he will lower the eligibility age of Medicare from 65 to 60. To help reform our broken criminal justice system Joe will end private prisons and detention centers, cash bail, and the school to prison pipeline.
      And to heal the soul of our nation, Joe Biden will end the hate and division Trump has created.
      He will stop the demonization of immigrants, the coddling of white nationalists, the racist dog whistling, the religious bigotry, and the ugly attacks on women.”
      Full text:

  54. 98 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 12:23 pm

  55. 99 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 12:29 pm

  56. August 18, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    “Stacey Abrams On Voter Suppression: ‘They Only Win When We Give Up”
    ““We can’t allow them to delegitimize our faith in the process by allowing us to believe they’ve already won,”
    says Stacey Abrams on GOP voter suppression efforts. “They haven’t. They only win when we give up.”

  57. 101 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Still no plan!

  58. 102 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 12:35 pm

  59. 103 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 12:36 pm

  60. 104 jer44
    August 18, 2020 at 12:37 pm

  61. 105 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Mayor Pete bringing the heat!

  62. 106 No Child Left Behind
    August 18, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    Of course it can happen for there is no bottom.

    Norman Ornstein @NormOrnstein ·29m
    Can’t wait for the announcement that Roger Stone will keynote the Republican Convention!

  63. 108 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 12:43 pm

  64. August 18, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    “Sen. Elizabeth Warren Calls For Rollback Of Postal Service Changes, Removal Of DeJoy”
    “Senator Warren talks about how personally Americans feel Donald Trump’s attack on the postal service her letter to the Postal Service Board of Governors to roll back the service changes made by Louis DeJoy and to remove DeJoy from office for his politicized actions and ethical conflicts.”

    • August 18, 2020 at 12:52 pm

      Maddow: “In terms of the recourse here, can the Board of Governors that overseas the Postal Service just take out DeJoy? Can they take out Postmaster General from his position if they decide that he is abusing his post?”
      Senator Warren:
      “Yes Ma’am they can. They can also roll back all of the changes that he’s made.”

  65. August 18, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Heads up!

  66. 112 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    The lineup for tonight:

    • 113 Dudette
      August 18, 2020 at 12:52 pm

      Yay Jaime!

    • 114 Dudette
      August 18, 2020 at 12:53 pm

      • August 18, 2020 at 3:44 pm

        Interesting..how Sanders will be nominating Biden at the convention…but the Justice Dems are nominating him….sheesh

        • 116 Dudette
          August 18, 2020 at 4:05 pm

          Another unity gesture on Bernie’s part.
          He did, however win pledged delegates in the primary. Unlike other candidates, he could’ve released them so they could move to Joe, but they convinced him to let them nominate him at the convention, so they could put their issues on record (again). At this point, since they are so few in numbers, it’s performative, but it’s within the rules.

  67. 117 No Child Left Behind
    August 18, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Here goes the Orange Nobel Peace Prize!

    Reuters @Reuters
    Israel opposes any F-35 sale to UAE despite their warming ties.

  68. 119 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 12:55 pm

  69. August 18, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    “I love this country with all my heart.”
    ….and we love you Michelle Obama.

  70. 121 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 1:04 pm

  71. 122 marleysperson
    August 18, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    This is really awesome:)

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  73. 125 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 1:19 pm

  74. 126 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 1:24 pm


  75. 127 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 1:32 pm

  76. August 18, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    PLEASE HELP spread the word:

  77. 129 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 1:36 pm

  78. 130 pkayden
    August 18, 2020 at 1:40 pm

  79. 131 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 1:41 pm

  80. August 18, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Congressman James Clyburn at the Democratic National Convention:
    “I’m Congressman Jim Clyburn here in historic Tulsa, South Carolina.
    Six months ago, I stood not for from here and endorsed Joe Biden to be our 46th president.
    It was a decision I made with my feet firmly planted in this community. This community, for 80% of African-Americans in this country, can claim an ancestor who arrived on these shores in bondage. A few blocks from here over at Gadsden’s Wharf, this community that is still healing from the wounds we received from the white supremacists in the Emanuel AME Church, they murdered nine black parishioners as they studied the Bible together. The ground beneath our feet is seething with pain that is both old and new.”

    • August 18, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      Congressman Clyburn: “But we always find a way to grow together.
      Earlier this summer, the city of Charleston removed the statue honoring John C. Calhoun, an honored advocate of slavery. And construction is underway on the International African-American Museum at Gadsen’s Wharf. And much like the country as a whole, we are stepping out from the shadows of our past. And beginning to lay the groundwork, groundwork for a more just future. It won’t be easy. We can only succeed if we move forward together. So we will need a president who sees unifying people as a requirement of the job. A president who understands the true meaning of community. And how to build it through trust and humility.”

    • August 18, 2020 at 1:46 pm

      Congressman Clyburn:
      “And as so many families experiencing loss in this pandemic.
      Lost jobs, lost loved ones, and lost confidence in the president to keep us safe. We need a president who understands both profound loss – and what it takes to bounce back. But more important than this first hand experience with loss and hardship, is his ability to translate that perspective into policy and solutions. And prioritize hard working people and persistent poverty counties over partisan politics. Or personal gain. That’s why I stand with Joe. And why he will always be an adopted son of South Carolina. Joe Biden is as good a man as he is a leader. I’ve said before and wish to reiterate tonight:
      We know Joe. But more importantly, Joe knows us.”

  81. 135 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 1:44 pm

  82. August 18, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Will sorting machines be re-installed? Will overtime be re-instated? Will mailboxes be put back? What about the organizational changes? What has already been done that can’t be undone?

  83. 140 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    Good news!

  84. August 18, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    “Rick Telesz — a 62-year-old dairy and soybean farmer in Western Pennsylvania who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 but is supporting former Vice President Joe Biden in 2020.”
    “He’s a hell of a salesman — and a tremendous con man,” Telesz said of Trump. “He conned me.”
    The farmer recently told the New Castle News that although “you can’t blame anyone for the virus,” Trump was “totally incompetent in not informing the public earlier of what was coming.”

    • August 18, 2020 at 1:57 pm

      At the DNC last night Mr. Telesz said:
      “It’s a shame the leadership misinformed myself and the country”
      “If something doesn’t work for you it’s time for a change, so I’m supporting Joe Biden.”

  85. 144 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 2:04 pm


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    August 18, 2020 at 2:07 pm

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    August 18, 2020 at 2:10 pm

  88. August 18, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    This is the guy to follow for all things Census2020

  89. 148 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 2:11 pm

  90. 149 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 2:12 pm

  91. 150 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 2:13 pm

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    August 18, 2020 at 2:18 pm

  93. 152 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 2:40 pm

  94. 153 marleysperson
    August 18, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Exactly!! He needs to restore the capacity he removed. Every last bit of it.

  95. 154 No Child Left Behind
    August 18, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Afternoon laugh. My world!

    The Root @TheRoot · 20h
    Diamond and Silk Call Out Fox News’ Racism After They Got Fired as 2020 Continues to be Raggedy.

    Touré @Toure
    “Sunken Place landlords Diamond and Silk” got fired by Fox and now consider racism real because it happened to them and because 2020 is what a year would be like if a year could do crack while drunk while doing 105 on the highway while screaming “YOLO!” at the top of its lungs.

  96. 155 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 2:55 pm

  97. 156 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 3:32 pm

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    August 18, 2020 at 3:35 pm

  99. 161 todjey
    August 18, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    I thought Bernie Sanders speech last night was good too (I have not been a fan of Bernie and even less of some of his supporters).
    He understands the importance of this election.

    I saw in one or more polls , Trump had the advantage when it came to the economy, ppl need to be reminded over and over again and again, that he inherited it from Obama-Biden administration.

    • August 18, 2020 at 4:24 pm

      I liken it to it being easier to borrow money when you *have* money. tRump rode the wave he inherited from the Obama administration but did not build on it or sustain it because he doesn’t have the skills and/or his deliberate actions to dismantle every good achievement of prior administrations.

  100. 163 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    Pete likes

  101. 164 Dudette
    August 18, 2020 at 3:57 pm

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