Happy Birthday, 44!

143 Responses to “Happy Birthday, 44!”

  1. 1 Judith Fardig
    August 4, 2022 at 12:27 pm

    Happy Birthday to the best President in my lifetime!

  2. 7 pkayden
    August 4, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    President Obama will always be my favorite. Hope he’s having a great day!

  3. August 4, 2022 at 1:46 pm


    “Thanks to the members of our Obama Alumni family whose generosity helped bring this incredible project to life. I can’t wait for you to see it.”

    “The Ann Dunham Water Garden will be a special place for visitors and members of the community to reflect. It will also feature an incredible new sculpture by Maya Lin, whose work I’ve long admired.”

    “My mother, Ann Dunham, was the biggest influence on my life, and helped shape me into the person I am today.”

    “I’m proud to share that the Water Garden at the Obama Presidential Center will be named in her honor.”

  4. August 4, 2022 at 1:55 pm

    “I stand with women across Georgia who are speaking out against Brian Kemp’s extreme and dangerous ban on abortion that outlaws the procedure before most women even know they are pregnant.

    The only way to stop this attack on women is to stop Brian Kemp.”

    Stacey Abrams

  5. August 4, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    Mehdi Hasan: “How about not chaining women to the kitchen table. Why not run on that?”

  6. August 4, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    Pelosi Statement on Congressional Delegation Visit to Taiwan

    AUGUST 3, 2022

    ““Sadly, Taiwan has been prevented from participating in global meetings, most recently the World Health Organization, because of objections by the Chinese Communist Party. While they may prevent Taiwan from sending its leaders to global forums, they cannot prevent world leaders or anyone from traveling to Taiwan to pay respect to its flourishing Democracy, to highlight its many successes and to reaffirm our commitment to continued collaboration.”


  7. August 4, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    Remarks by President Biden and Vice President Harris at the First Meeting of the Interagency Task Force on Reproductive Healthcare Access

    AUGUST 03, 2022
    Indian Treaty Room
    Eisenhower Executive Office Building


  8. August 4, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    “Emotional moment as Jon Stewart hugs a crying Rosie Torres just after the Senate passed the PACT Act.
    Torres and her husband Le Roy started @Burpit 360 after he faced complications from illnesses
    that began after he was exposed to toxic fumes during service in Iraq.”
    (Frank Thorp)

  9. 16 jer44
    August 4, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    On Barack Obama’s 61st Birthday, He Remembers His Late Mother — and Reveals New Project to Honor Her

  10. August 4, 2022 at 3:01 pm


    World-Renowned Artist Maya Lin Commissioned to Create “Seeing Through the Universe” Sculpture for the Obama Presidential Center


  11. August 4, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    Happy Birthday President Obama May your day is super ♥️🙏🏽😇👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽😎

  12. 27 Hillary Darton
    August 4, 2022 at 3:59 pm


  13. August 4, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    President Barack Obama’s Favorite Apple Pie


    —-if the squirrels kindly leave some apples on the tree, when they are ripe…will make this !!!

  14. August 4, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Oldie But Goodie to celebrate Pres Obama’s birthday

    i have already watched it MORE than once…i won’t say how many times….HA!

  15. 30 jer44
    August 4, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    My mother, Ann Dunham, was the biggest influence on my life, and helped shape me into the person I am today.

    I’m proud to share that the Water Garden at the Obama Presidential Center will be named in her honor. https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/1555221890372861952

  16. August 4, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    I would love to have a copy of this book

    • August 4, 2022 at 8:16 pm

      Valerie Jarrett:
      The only time I met @BarackObama’s mother Ann Dunham was at his wedding to @MichelleObama on October 3, 1992. Ann showed such heartfelt enthusiasm about their union. I remember her joyful spirit as she warmly embraced every guest, including me, as though we were all old friends.

  17. August 4, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    More Birthday Memories…Celebrating the Swag of #44

  18. 38 Dudette
    August 4, 2022 at 8:32 pm


  19. August 4, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Statement by President Joe Biden on the Sentencing of Wrongfully Detained American Brittney Griner

    AUGUST 04, 2022

    Today, American citizen Brittney Griner received a prison sentence that is one more reminder of what the world already knew: Russia is wrongfully detaining Brittney. It’s unacceptable, and I call on Russia to release her immediately so she can be with her wife, loved ones, friends, and teammates. My administration will continue to work tirelessly and pursue every possible avenue to bring Brittney and Paul Whelan home safely as soon as possible.


  20. August 4, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Brittney Griner Is Sentenced to 9 Years in a Russian Penal Colony
    President Biden called the sentence “unacceptable” and vowed to pursue all avenues to bring the American basketball star home. Her case has become mired in the conflict between Moscow and Washington over Ukraine.

    “Some prisoners are tortured, or beaten by fellow inmates. Some have to work 16-hour days.
    A few are forced to watch Russian propaganda on repeat.

    This is the world of the Russian penal colony, into which Brittney Griner is about to be inducted for a nine-year term.

    Penal colonies are the descendants of gulags, the notorious Stalin-era labor camps where millions of Russians lost their lives. The treatment of prisoners has improved markedly since then, according to rights groups.

    But the penal colonies, many of them scattered across Siberia as gulags were and laid out in barracks, are still characterized by brutality, overcrowding, and harsh conditions, and they are often governed by a rigid prison culture.”


    • August 4, 2022 at 9:38 pm

      “The guilty verdict was virtually preordained in a legal system in which defendants are rarely acquitted.
      It leaves Ms. Griner’s fate subject to diplomatic negotiations between Russia and the United States.
      The countries have been discussing the possibility of a prisoner exchange that would bring Ms. Griner home from Russia, where she has been detained since mid-February.”
      (Ivan Nechepurenko)

    • August 4, 2022 at 9:45 pm

      What must BG, her wife and family be feeling tonight. What does she understand of what is said right in front of her.

  21. 48 amk for obama
    August 4, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    Looks like the chinese pathetic temper tantrums over a woman fizzled out.

  22. 49 amk for obama
    August 5, 2022 at 1:40 am

    How is this not treasonous foreign intervention in american elections?

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has told a conference of US conservatives that the West is locked in “a clash of civilisations”.

    The right-wing leader drew enthusiastic applause at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Texas.

    “We must take back the institutions in Washington and in Brussels,” he said. “We must co-ordinate the movement of our troops, because we face the same challenge.

    “You have two years to get ready,” he added, in apparent reference to the 2024 US presidential election.


  23. 50 amk for obama
    August 5, 2022 at 10:34 am

    Hope the fucking voters remember these come Nov.

  24. 52 amk for obama
    August 5, 2022 at 10:44 am

    Again, hope the fucking voters remember these, come Nov.

  25. August 5, 2022 at 11:13 am

    Brittney Griner’s 9-Year Prison Sentence Shows Russia Is ‘Cranking Up Dial’

    “The Russian show trial ended just as everyone knew it would: with a barbaric sentence for basketball star Brittney Griner. So how soon until a deal gets done to bring her home? Joy Reid and her panel discuss.”

  26. August 5, 2022 at 11:20 am

    “Breonna Taylor should be alive today,”

    says Attorney General Merrick Garland in announcing federal charges against 4 current and former Louisville police officers. (Carrie Johnson)

  27. August 5, 2022 at 11:28 am

    Conviction and Sentencing of U.S. Citizen Brittney Griner in Russia   


    AUGUST 4, 2022

  28. August 5, 2022 at 11:54 am

    Can Democrats respond to the hokey “Focus on Inflation” ads ?

    e.g. in MT and McConnell is behind them in Arizona.

  29. August 5, 2022 at 12:15 pm

    The Prosecution of Russian War Crimes in Ukraine
    Twenty-five thousand cases have been identified thus far—what does justice look like for the victims of Russia’s atrocities?

    By Masha Gessen


    • August 5, 2022 at 12:19 pm

      ‘What is justice for the people who lost loved ones, their houses destroyed…?’
      There are mass scale atrocities in Ukraine. She says there’s reason to prosecute war crimes…right now.

      And about BG: “We see the hostage (to be used)”.
      —–Masha Gessen speaking to Mehdi Hasan yesterday.

  30. August 5, 2022 at 1:16 pm


    Republican politicians joined Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán
    for speeches laced with subtle antisemitism
    and overt Christian nationalism.

    “Hundreds of die-hard right-wing activists descended on the Hilton Anatole in Dallas for the Conservative
    Political Action Conference this week. It’s the third CPAC event this year alone, following prior events in Orlando, Florida and Budapest, Hungary. It’s also the third CPAC event in a row which featured explicitly Christian nationalist and fascistic speakers.”

    “Incidentally, the term America First was initially popularized by pro-Nazi groups in the United States and was also used by the Ku Klux Klan.”


  31. August 5, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    “Arizona and Michigan have joined Pennsylvania and Nevada in picking Republican candidates for governor and secretary of state who reject the 2020 outcome. They might do the same for future elections.”


  32. August 5, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    President Biden Announces Nineteenth Operation Fly Formula Mission

    Biden Administration will facilitate air shipment of 4.3 million 8-ounce bottle equivalents of Danone’s Aptamil Gold Plus Stage 1infant formula on August 8 and 11

    AUGUST 03, 2022

  33. 67 Dudette
    August 5, 2022 at 2:28 pm

    Aww, sweet!

  34. 70 jer44
    August 5, 2022 at 3:22 pm


    Thanks everybody for the birthday wishes. I am so touched by the messages I got from folks all over the country who are out there doing the work to create lasting change. You give me hope. https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/1555602393819226113

  35. August 5, 2022 at 3:43 pm

    “Primary elections were held in five states on Tuesday, including Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington. The Navajo Nation also held its primary election. ICT Political Correspondent Pauly Denetclaw has the results.

    A slice of our Indigenous world:
    The Navajo Nation, a matrilineal society, has never elected a woman to be president of one of the largest Indigenous nations in the country. Fifteen candidates are vying to be the next Navajo Nation president this election season.

    The world premiere of “Reservation Dogs,” season two was held at the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma last weekend. Kaitlin Onawa Boysel was there.

    In Mexico, Indigenous people are working to preserve dishes from their ancestors while competing with modern day foods. Around 50 chefs, restaurateurs and small traders took part in a pre-Hispanic food fair organized by Mexico City.

    In Massachusetts, a group of Native student-athletes took the court to show off their skills.

    The First Light Scholar Athlete program is in its pilot year, hosted by the Native Organizers Alliance.”

    • August 5, 2022 at 3:45 pm

      P.S. ‘The Grizzlies’ on Netflix is based on a true story, about a youth lacrosse team set up to help combat high numbers of youth suicide in the community of Kugluktuk, Nunavut.
      imo, after the shock of suicide by gun in the beginning scene….pls continue and be immersed in a learning curve and knockout of truth telling, about how it is for Inuit youth.
      —love, tears, love.

  36. August 5, 2022 at 3:47 pm

    Friends in Dharma,
    be satisfied with your own heads.
    Do not put any false heads above your own.
    Then, minute after minute watch your steps closely.
    These are my last words to you.

    (Nyogen Senzaki, 1876-1958)

  37. 75 amk for obama
    August 5, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    Yesss. Bankrupt the scummy pos.

  38. 76 amk for obama
    August 5, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    Come on, sandhook parents. It’s your turn to burn this garbage.

  39. 77 amk for obama
    August 5, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Speech may be free but lies cost. A lot. As they should be.

  40. 78 jacquelineoboomer
    August 6, 2022 at 12:24 am

    Our dear friend Meta just shared this one!

  41. August 6, 2022 at 3:36 am

  42. 81 Dudette
    August 6, 2022 at 10:07 am

    President Obama sure can pick ‘em!

  43. 84 Dudette
    August 6, 2022 at 10:12 am

    LOL! 🍉

  44. 85 amk for obama
    August 6, 2022 at 10:25 am

    And most of the ingrates will still fucking vote for the racists party.

  45. 86 amk for obama
    August 6, 2022 at 10:52 am

    what ??? pun is fun.

  46. 87 amk for obama
    August 6, 2022 at 10:53 am

    yeah, yeah, I am going. sheesh.

  47. 88 amk for obama
    August 6, 2022 at 11:02 am

  48. August 6, 2022 at 11:45 am

    On several fronts, Biden has reason to celebrate this week’s wins
    If it seems like the jobs report was the capstone on a pretty great week for the Democratic president, it’s not your imagination.

    The White House issued this written statement after the public saw the heartening data:

    “Today, the unemployment rate matches the lowest it’s been in more than 50 years: 3.5%. More people are working than at any point in American history. That’s millions of families with the dignity and peace of mind that a paycheck provides. And, it’s the result of my economic plan to build the economy from the bottom up and middle out. I ran for president to rebuild the middle class — there’s more work to do, but today’s jobs report shows we are making significant progress for working families.”

    If it seems like this is the capstone on a pretty great week for the Democratic president, it’s not your imagination. Consider the developments from the last several days:

    Congress sent the CHIPS and Science Act to the White House for Biden’s signature.
    Biden ordered a strike that killed al Qaeda’s Ayman al-Zawahiri.
    The White House celebrated a big victory for reproductive rights in Kansas.
    Congress sent the PACT Act to the White House for Biden’s signature.
    The Biden administration announced that U.S. uninsured rate has fallen to an all-time low.
    Democrats secured the votes needed to approve an ambitious Inflation Reduction Act.
    The Labor Department released data showing blockbuster job growth.
    Gas prices fell steadily for the seventh consecutive week.
    Not bad for a seven-day stretch.”

    Steve Benen: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/several-fronts-biden-reason-celebrate-weeks-wins-rcna41756)

  49. August 6, 2022 at 11:46 am

    Remarks by Vice President Harris Before a Roundtable Discussion With Latina State Legislators

    AUGUST 05, 2022
    Vice President’s Ceremonial Office
    Eisenhower Executive Office Building


  50. August 6, 2022 at 11:54 am


    Calling all cars…hello media.

  51. August 6, 2022 at 12:07 pm

    Joy Reid: Today We Got Proof That Biden’s Economic Policies Are Working

  52. 95 amk for obama
    August 6, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    Lol. Gunnite.

  53. 96 jacquelineoboomer
    August 6, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    Still celebrating! ICYMI …

  54. 97 No Child Left Behind
    August 7, 2022 at 9:41 am

    Good morning TODVille. Happy Sunday!

    Happy birthday to my forever POTUS!

    I am following the vote of the bill on C-Span and must say that if the young and junior senator from Vermont offers one more amendments, I don’t know what I am going to do. It will not be pretty, that’s all I know.

  55. August 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    About the impact of 369 Billion on the climate crisis in the Inflation Reduction Act.
    Ali Velshi speaks to Zahra Hirji, Bloomberg climate reporter.

    At 13.05 mins:

    = Reduction in carbon emissions close to 40% by 2005 levels, by 2030.

  56. August 7, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    Detroiter’s love for his city and Obama come together during festival

    Scott Talley

    “Inspired by the 44th President of the United States, Ford’s event is taking place on the grounds of the Barack Obama Leadership Academy at 10800 E. Canfield. Planned activities include daily children’s parades; youth career seminars; goods and food sold by local vendors; music and dancing; and more. And during all of the festivities, Ford wants the former president of the United States, who was born on Aug. 4, 1961, to be top
    of mind for everyone in attendance, particularly children.”


  57. August 7, 2022 at 12:25 pm

    Inflation is high throughout Europe.

    Around 10%.

    Big problem everywhere.

  58. 102 amk for obama
    August 7, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    Who is worse, the self sabotaging rethug voters who keep electing these vile cretins, or the self important lazy ass dem voters who don’t stop these vile cretins from getting elected?

    They both are the worst, a double whammy.

    • August 7, 2022 at 1:32 pm

      …The Death Party using whatever voters to write its own Epitaph, bring it on.

      Ali Velshi said the other day there are 16 models of Universal Healthcare in 60 countries,
      but who’s counting?

  59. 104 Dudette
    August 7, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    Never give up! Happy Sunday!

  60. 105 marleysperson
    August 7, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    Be still my heart.

  61. August 7, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    HR 5376

    the Inflation Reduction Act:

    Has passed !!

    —Senator Chuck Schumer thanked Every possible person involved, including Capitol Hill Police.
    —says everyone thinks their staff is the best, but actually his staff is the best !!

  62. 112 Dudette
    August 7, 2022 at 3:36 pm

    The bill is passed!

  63. 113 ggail44
    August 7, 2022 at 3:47 pm

    Good news

    Senate Passes Democrats’ Climate, Healthcare and Tax Bill
    Package, backed by President Biden, now heads to the House

  64. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    August 7, 2022 at 3:58 pm

    Think it goes to the House on Friday for final passage. Can’t wait! Go, Democrats!

  65. 116 ggail44
    August 7, 2022 at 4:13 pm

    “Senate Democrats sided with American families over special interests, voting to lower the cost of Rx drugs, health insurance, and everyday energy costs and reduce the deficit, while making the wealthiest corporations finally pay their fair share.” –


  66. 117 Dudette
    August 7, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    Woot! Look at all these nice things the Biden-Harris Administration has delivered! 👏🏾

  67. August 7, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    OMG…Have Mercy on US

  68. August 7, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    The 1/6 Committee Is Using Forensics To Recover Evidence Destroyed By Secret Service

    “Rep. Lofgren answered, “It’s our intent to get to the bottom of it. Every time a text is sent, there’s the sender and the person who receives the text. So we’re going to track this down, use forensics, we’re going to be going to the telecoms to see if they can recover this material and the like. By the way, we don’t know what is in it, but we fully expect to get or hope to get the — all the text messages sent by Mr. Jones, who just lost his defamation case.
    You know, we’re going to find out, get to the bottom of this and let the American people know what we found out.”


  69. 121 amk for obama
    August 7, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Let’s make sure she doesn’t do it ever again….

    By getting a effing 60-40 majority forever.

  70. 122 Dudette
    August 7, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Climate deliverables once the Inflation Reduction Act passes the House

  71. 123 amk for obama
    August 7, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    The last line. That.

  72. 124 amk for obama
    August 7, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Go fucking vote. For your own fucking good. FFS.

  73. 125 amk for obama
    August 7, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Beat the racist pos with their own pos.

  74. 126 amk for obama
    August 7, 2022 at 9:11 pm

  75. 127 Dudette
    August 7, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    PBO says it’s a BFD… but like, more elegantly 😄

  76. 128 amk for obama
    August 7, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    da moment.

  77. 129 amk for obama
    August 7, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    every magat thing is a lie and a grift. fucking morons and rubes.

  78. 131 amk for obama
    August 7, 2022 at 10:46 pm

  79. 132 amk for obama
    August 8, 2022 at 12:22 am

  80. 133 Dudette
    August 8, 2022 at 12:55 am

    Wow! They look incredible! 😍😍

  81. 135 amk for obama
    August 8, 2022 at 1:01 am

    Listen to the Lady at least now.

  82. 136 amk for obama
    August 8, 2022 at 10:00 am

    See, this is where dems naming it as securing america or protecting america or some chest thumping jingoistic crap act would have backfired on all these rethug cretins. Get in marketing gurus, dems, ffs.

  83. 137 amk for obama
    August 8, 2022 at 10:23 am

    Qantas asks executives to work as baggage handlers for three months.


    lol. suits working a sweat. gonna be fun watching them.

  84. August 8, 2022 at 12:21 pm

    As job growth soars, Republican leaders pretend not to notice
    How strong have the U.S. job numbers been in recent months? Strong enough to leave Republican leaders literally at a loss for words.

    “….. the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued its latest report showing 528,000 new jobs were created in July — a blockbuster report, well ahead of expectations — and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent, matching a 50-year low.”

    Benen: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/job-growth-soars-republican-leaders-pretend-not-notice-rcna41988)

  85. 139 amk for obama
    August 8, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    A fubar corrupt system of checks and balances.

  86. 140 amk for obama
    August 8, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    Pity they are concurrent. Scummy racist pos deserved consecutive life terms.

  87. 141 amk for obama
    August 8, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    And yet the fucking 3rd rate 4th estate of 5th columnists cover him and cover for him.

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