02
Jul
11

a good sport (updated)

Rodeo:

NASCAR:

Gymnastics:

Cycling:

Quarterbacking:

Prize Fighting:

Pretend-golf:

Mind-reading:

Cow-taming:

Fencing:

Juggling:

Dancercise:

Aerobics:

International Ping Pong:

Power-paddling:

Yachting:

Orienteering:

Stone-flinging:

Karate Chopping:

Long Distance Running:

Chess:

Ice-skating:

Hurdling:

Wave-riding:

High-Jumping:

Backwards Tennis:

Cricket:

Really Big Fish Catching:

Saber-swinging:

Soccer ball juggling:

Tiny ball-whacking:

Pocket Battleships:

Bat-swinging:

Ball-potting:

Weight-lifting:

Left-leaning (a popular sport in Communist Europe):

Snow-ploughing:

Egging:

Hurling:

That ‘don’t-blink’ game:

Thumb-Wrestling:

Arm-Wrestling:

Sprinting:

Fly-swatting:

Judo:

Decathlon:

Pitching:

Squash:

Powerlifting:

Power-walking:

Rodent-taming:

Winning:


60 Responses to “a good sport (updated)”


  1. 1 collegekay
    July 2, 2011 at 9:49 am

    LMAO @ rodent taming.

    • 2 Anonymous
      July 2, 2011 at 10:10 am

      I agree collegekay the @rodent taming line was so funny. Have a Happy 4th of July. Heads up….. be sure to watch the Whitehouse’s 4th of July special via whitehouse live stream. http://www.wh.gov/live and let’s wish Lady Malia a happy 13th birthday on the fourth as well.
      Cheers,
      Carly :)

  2. 3 Fred
    July 2, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Paul Ryan’s a rodent alright ;)

    • July 2, 2011 at 10:10 am

      It seems we all think alot concerning certain matters, rodent taming is what caught my eye, but I like to call them rats.

      • July 2, 2011 at 10:14 am

        I say the whole darn Republican Party are lowdown dirty rats.

      • 6 utaustinliberal
        July 2, 2011 at 10:20 am

        Hahahaha. Rodent taming also caught my eye too. Paul Ryan always reminds me of the kid in The Omen (the updated version with Julia Stiles) That kid had pure evil emitting from his pores. Ryan is the older version of the kid.

        I especially like winning! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012 :D

  3. 7 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    July 2, 2011 at 10:15 am

    GOOD MORNING ALL AND HAPPY JULY 4TH! THANK YOU CHIPS FOR ALL OF THE AMAZING PIX…I’M HERE GIVING ALL OF YOU A ‘RUMOR ALERT’ THIS MORNING THAT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT AND WHEN IT HITS THE MEDIA FAN IT WILL BE A BONFIRE! I ALWAYS WATCH THE CHRISTIAN NETWORKS LATE AT NIGHT TO CATCH UP IN THE LATEST IN CONSPIRACY THEORIES. THIS IS A HOT ONE! THERE IS CURRENTLY AN ENORMOUS PETITION BEING WORKED UP TO SEND TO PBO….RUMOR IS…THE UNITED NATIONS WILL MEET IN SEPT. AND GRANT PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD WITHOUT GOING THRU THE CHANNELS. THIS IS WHAT IS BEING SPREAD. THE PETITION IS TO ASK PBO NOT TO ALLOW THE DIVISION OF JERUSALEM. THEY ARE SPREADING THE RUMOR THAT THE PRESIDENT IS AGAINST ISRAEL AND WANTS ISRAEL TO DEAL WITH HAMAS! THIS…I WARN…FALLS INTO THEIR THOUGHTS…AKA…THE RIGHT WINGERS…THAT PBO IS A KEY TO THE BATTLE OVER ISRAEL.

    THIS IS WHERE I STAND…GOD HAS MADE IT QUITE CLEAR THAT ISRAEL BELONGS TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE. HE HAS ALSO MADE IT QUITE CLEAR THAT NATIONS AGAINST ISRAELI SOLIDARITY WILL SUFFER. I KNOW THAT PBO IS STANDING FOR ISRAEL…HOWEVER I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT THE ‘SEPTEMBER STORM’ IS COMING AND WE NEED TO DO ALL THAT WE CAN TO STOP THESE ACCUSATIONS! THERE ARE THOUSANDS LINING UP FOR THIS SEPTMBER STORM SHOWDOWN! WE NEED TO DEAL WITH IT NOW!

    • July 2, 2011 at 10:24 am

      Hi Sue. There’s a UN vote due in September alright over recognizing the Palestinian state – so it will be a very difficult and delicate situation for the US.

      For what it’s worth, I 100% support Israel’s right to exist and its right to safety – but I also think the Palestinians deserve their own viable state and the right to live in peace. I doubt a loving God ever wanted the Palestinians to be left homeless!

      • 9 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        July 2, 2011 at 10:31 am

        I THINK IT’S MORE COMPLICATED THAN THAT…IT GETS DOWN TO THE BIBLICAL VERBAGE OF THE WRITTEN WORD. I KNOW THERE HAS TO BE SOLUTIONS…BUT DIVIDING JERUSALEM CANNOT BE ONE OF THEM ACCORDING TO GOD’S WORD. THE PROBLEM HERE IS…THEY ARE USING PBO AS A SCAPEGOAT FOR SEPTEMBER. FRANKLY…I BELIEVE GOD WILL WORK OUT THE DETAILS ON THE HOLY LAND. I DON’T WANT PBO THROWN IN THE MIDDLE OF IT BECAUSE HE DOES NOT BELONG THERE. HE IS CERTAINLY NOT THE ‘ANT-CHRIST’…IT REALLY DISGUSTS ME.

        • July 2, 2011 at 10:43 am

          I respect your views Sue, but it’s just my own view that God should be left out of this – religion has been used and abused over the years to make bitter disputes even worse, everyone claiming they had God/Allah etc on their side. Let’s just hope for peace and justice in this situation, for Israelis and Palestinians. See you later, got to go out.

          • 11 dotster
            July 2, 2011 at 10:57 am

            Thank you chipsticks. Amen.

          • 12 Anonymous
            July 2, 2011 at 11:36 am

            Well said. Very well said.

          • 13 desertflower
            July 2, 2011 at 11:37 am

            Well said. Very well said.

          • 14 Anonymous
            July 2, 2011 at 2:01 pm

            Chips,

            Thank you for that eloquent statement on behalf of the citizenry of Palestine. If we, here in the US, ever saw the conditions and lack of rights that the Palestinians have – on their own land – we would take arms up against Israel and she would become more unpopular than she already is.

            Sue wants PBO not to be dragged down into this mess called the I/P “peace talks” but it has to be pragmatically and realistically resolved so that Israel’s right to exist is preserved and Palestine is given full and equal rights and acknowledges Israel’s right to exist as Israel recognizes Palestine’s right to exist as a legitimate state/country. Who else do we want at the helm of the talks other than PBO? He won’t get hoodwinked by anyone and will set them both on a path of peace.

            For what it’s worth, I believe that the UN SHOULD recognize Palestine as a state…guarantee it would shake up the status quo and get the talks moving forward. America would have to really stop being so one-sided and become more circumspect with respect to the Middle East policy.

          • 15 Regster
            July 2, 2011 at 2:13 pm

            Chips,

            Thank you for that eloquent response concerning the Israeli/Palestinian situation. If the people in this country saw how Israel treats the Palestinians in their own country, how they totally abrogate the rights of the people of Palestine, we’d trample over everyone to join up in an universal condemnation of Israel.

            Sue, PBO knows what the situation is and how the game is played. One can only hope that the UN DOES recognize and grant statehood to Palestine so it will shake up the status quo and start up the “peace process”. I believe in Israel’s right to exist safely and securely and Palestine must recognize as such. I believe in Palestine’s right to exist safely and securely and Israel must recognize as such. Violence on BOTH parties must be renounced and the one-sided arming and funding of Israel must stop IMMEDIATELY.

            We can do no better than to have PBO at the head of the “peace process” because we know that a solution that will be lasting and enduring will need to be pragmatic and realistic and that describes President Barack Obama to a tee. Change is not easy and will be fought against every step of the way by those who profit off of the status quo. Israel has no more claim on that land than the Palestinians , although the Palestinians were there long before the Israelis came back in large numbers. With respect to all who believe in God – He has nothing to do with this – it is His children who are acting up and need to grow up and learn to share.

        • 16 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
          July 2, 2011 at 11:18 pm

          Sue don’t be ridiculous. Have you forgotten that Palestine is Gods creation as well? They deserve a homeland. Isreal will have a home for the chosen. God will make a way for both people to get what they need and want. The tone of your post is anti diversity and against our Democratic and God given principles.

  4. 17 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    July 2, 2011 at 10:18 am

    I DON’T LIKE TO BE THE BEARER OF TOUGH NEWS…HOWEVER…THIS…IS COMING! GET READY!

  5. 18 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    July 2, 2011 at 10:26 am

    OF COURSE I LOVE GOD WITH A PASSION AND I WATCH BECAUSE HE IS MY PEACE AND COMFORT…ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN…I AM SICK AND TIRED OF RIGHT WINGERS TRYING TO MAKE MY PRESIDENT LOOK LIKE THE ‘ANT-CHRIST!’ SHAME ON THEIR FEARFUL HEARTS. IF THEY WANT AN ‘ANT-CHRIST’…START WITH IRAN! BTW…THE PEITION BEING CIRCULATED IAS ADVERTISED AS A ‘CALL-IN’ AND DOING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO THE NAME OF OUR PRESIDENT.

    • 19 hopefruit2
      July 2, 2011 at 10:29 am

      September Storm, Obama’s Katrina, Government Shutdown, Bush Tax Cuts, Oil Gulf Spill, you name it, PBO will prevail. No matter what the right-wingers try to tear the President down, in the end, they will get their arses handed back to them on platter. Ditto for the PL.

      Just remember that Sue.

  6. 20 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    July 2, 2011 at 10:27 am

    THAT’S ‘PETITION’…TOO MUCH CAFFEINE HERE…LOLLLL! FRANKLY…I’M TICKED OFF AT THE RIGHT WINGERS THIS MORNING!

  7. 21 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    July 2, 2011 at 10:35 am

    YOU ALL HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE RIGHT WINGER’S PLAN…HENCE…ALWAYS CHASING HIM DOWN AS MUSLIM…THEY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO LOCK HIM INTO THE ‘END TIMES SCENARIO’…I LOVE OUR PRESIDENT…BUT I CAN SEE WHAT IS COMING AGANST HIM AND I DON’T LIKE IT AT ALL!

  8. 22 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    July 2, 2011 at 10:39 am

    I DO BELIEVE THAT IRAN AND OTHERS ARE LINING UP TO ATTACK ISRAEL…THIS IS MY POINT…THE WINGERS ARE LINING UP OUR PRESIDENT AS PART OF THE CAUSE! THIS MY FRIENDS…IS DANGEROUS AND YOU AND I KNOW THE KOCH BROS. ARE LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK. THEY WANT NOTHING BETTER THAN UNREST IN AMERICA!

  9. 23 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    July 2, 2011 at 10:40 am

    I REST MY CASE…WE DO HAVE TO START WORKING ON THIS…THEY ARE LIGHTING MATCHES!

  10. 24 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    July 2, 2011 at 10:45 am

    THESE ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PICS…SOUZA HAS BEEN BLESSED WITH AN EYE FOR THE LENSE! THEY ARE JUST PLAIN AMAZING!

  11. 25 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    July 2, 2011 at 10:47 am

    FIRST AND FOREMOST…I AM A GOD GIRL…I KNOW THAT HE WILL TAKE CARE OF HIS HOLY LAND. I DON’T WANT MY PRESIDENT TO BE HURT IN THE SANDWICH! THAT’S WHERE I STAND.

  12. 26 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    July 2, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I KNOW THAT THERE ARE WEALTHY POWERS WHO SEE THIS ISSUE AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DESTROY PBO AND TRUST ME…IT WILL BE USED!

  13. 27 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    July 2, 2011 at 10:51 am

    LET’S BE HONEST…A GOOD CROSS SECTION OF THIS COUNTRY IS DUMB ENOUGH TO BELIEVE IT! KATRINA WILL LOOK LIKE A WADING PUDDLE!

  14. 28 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    July 2, 2011 at 10:52 am

    I’M JUST LETTING YOU KNOW WHAT IS COMING! NUFF SAID HERE!

    • 29 maggy519
      July 2, 2011 at 11:33 am

      There is a wing of the christian right (Heritage Foundation) that is really a front for corporate America, the Kochs, and Karl Rove. They are using people Sue, that is what Pat Robertson and all those folks do. It is propaganda, pure and simple. \Most of us know that this vote is coming in September. PBO is enlisting Jewish supporters right now to fight this and the forces in Israel that have aligned themselves with the GOP. Don’t buy into the fear, and listen to our President and his administration as he speaks on this issue. Spread the truth, not fear please. PBO wants peace, that is all. He has pledged his support to the state of Israel. Those are the facts.

      • July 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm

        I seem to recall President Obama saying that the United States will never support Palestine going to UN to become a state. I might didn’t phrase that right. The United States is Israell’s friend and will always be.

    • 31 desertflower
      July 2, 2011 at 11:39 am

      Bless you, Sue. Put the coffee down now:) Enjoy a nice 3 day weekend, and don’t worry…He’s got this.

    • 33 desertflower
      July 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      All the folks that you say you worry about, just did their job on you. I agree with maggy….trust me, he’s got this.

  15. 34 dotster
    July 2, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Love this collection of photos, chips! So many beauties—–and fun and funnies. My little 2 yr. old grandson is 2 yrs. old today, He’s sporty too. He can dunk the bball —not regulation basket :)—and hike and pass off the football and all kinds of impressive feats—-no rodent taming so far tho. His parents gave him a play kitchen and grill this a.m., and he keeps saying “So Fun!” He is the cutest and sweetest, except for all of your little ones, of course. We’re off to the par—tay later this afternoon. Have a fun day, all!

  16. 35 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    July 2, 2011 at 10:54 am

    BLESSINGS EVERYONE…BBL! GOTTA GET OUT OF THESE JAMAS!

  17. 36 Mae who love our CIC
    July 2, 2011 at 11:06 am

    LMAO rodent taming. Great photos. Bo and the babies makes me smile. Thumbs show a lot of love. Have a great 4th weekend every one.

  18. 37 Mae who love our CIC
    July 2, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Sue I just have to respond to you. The absence of faith is fear. Weapons form against President Obama will not prosper. President Obama is anointed for this position. I truly believe that whenever someone tries to come against him they do it at their own peril. Don’t worry about our President because God has crowned his head with knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. God has sent this President because He knows the evil plans are set to destroy this country, God will not allow it. He will work it for our good. God promise that He will heal our land if we humble ourselves, turn from our wicked ways and pray. So Sue trust God and pray.

    • July 2, 2011 at 1:06 pm

      Ummmm I like what you’re saying Mae, we must careful what we speak, therefore speak the word :-)

    • 39 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      July 2, 2011 at 4:59 pm

      THANK YOU ALL AND I HEAR YOU…MY ONLY CONCERN WAS FOR THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE THE RIGHT WINGERS ARE REALLY WORKING ON MAKING HIM LOOK BAD. MYSELF…I HAVE LOTS OF FAITH…BLESSINGS TO ALL OF YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR RESPONSES.

  19. 40 Betsey
    July 2, 2011 at 11:22 am

    What a week it’s been! You’ve all been dynamite, starting with you, Ms. Chips. Wonderful to start the weekend with these great pix. So many good ones, and love the “sports” attributed to them — especially powerlifting. My all time favorite photo — when it’s not another one :) — is the one of the President’s and the First Lady’s hands. It speaks to me of their deep connection, expressed in the most casual ways.

    • 41 Sue in Minnesota
      July 2, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      That picture resonates so deeply, so much love and devotion to me. I think it is iconic.

  20. 42 Anonymous
    July 2, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Awesome! Loved this!!!

  21. 43 Ladyhawke
    July 2, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Bat-swinging, Yachting and Cycling are too cute.

  22. 44 MTmarilyn
    July 2, 2011 at 11:36 am

    The weight lifting photo is from when he was here at the University of Montana Adams Field House during the 2008 campaign. I was there. It was electrifing!!!! That is my one time at seeing Obama. Hope he comes to Missoula again. I will be there.

    Chips you are great! I love all the photos. Our President is multitalented indeed.

  23. 45 desertflower
    July 2, 2011 at 11:40 am

    I like aerobics:)

  24. 46 Sue in Minnesota
    July 2, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Chips your creativity is amazing, as is it’s source of inspiration…..although hard to have just one favorite post, this is surely one of mine. This would make a great video..demonstrates the Presidents exceptional fitness for office ;)

  25. July 2, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Chip I love the way your mind works. Rodent taming, love it

  26. July 2, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Awww I soo love this Chips- thank you and have a lovely Saturday to you ALL!

  27. 49 Anonymous
    July 2, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Very well said Chips Rodent taming! Love all the photos. A well- rounded President , Barack Obama . How can you not love this man!

  28. 50 Debz
    July 2, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    “Rodent Taming” HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
    Good updates Chips.

  29. July 2, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Thank you Chips for all the nice snapshots. I think my favorite Is where He and Michelle are arm wrestling, niceeeeee and sweet :D

  30. 52 sly
    July 2, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Rodent taming made me laugh out loud, thanks Chip!

  31. 53 GGail
    July 2, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks Chipsticks for the photo journey and your captions are spot on!

  32. 54 zizi
    July 2, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I’m sorry Sue, I just have to register my profound disagreement with you over the notion that land disputes have to be resolved by religious fiat. Every religion confers exceptionalism on its adherents, but that does not make the religious text the law that everyone has to abide by. oru troubles the world over are precisely the result of one group of believers proclaiming in George Carlin’s immortal words, that my God’s d***k is bigger than yours. I am sick of it.

    I am Roman Catholic and I struggle profoundly with the sordid history of the faith I was baptized in. It is even more difficult because I originally come from a colonized country that suffered at the hands of the tyranny of the missionary Bible and the Gun, both tools of bigotry and exploitation.

    So your assertion that the Middle Eastern Conflict be resolved solely on the basis of Biblical/Torah edicts rubs me the wrong way. I’m sorry. What about what the Palestinian’s own Holy Book says? Holy books have no place in resolving this impasse.

    • 55 Walking on Sunshine
      July 2, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      I agree. The dispute should be settled according to what is fair and practical for the Palestinians and Israelis that are alive today and for future generations. A settlement that allows both peoples to live in peace and security is what I would like to see. I don’t care one whit what some ancient text has to say about borders that existed thousands of years ago. We can’t put borders back the way they used to be. We’d all be packing our cases and moving somewhere else.

      • 56 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        July 2, 2011 at 5:04 pm

        THANK YOU BOTH FOR YOUR OPINIONS. THIS IS A GREAT TIME TO GO BACK TO MAE’S STATEMENT…WE TRUST GOD AND PRAY. BLESSINGS.

  33. July 2, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Chess is the BEST.

    And two photos of Obama with a soccer ball (the WORLD’S most popular sport.)

  34. July 2, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Loved the pictures here! :)

  35. 59 MeaBloom
    July 2, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Okay! New Fav:: Winning!! Rodent-taming was a nice one too.

    Obama/Biden2012&I’mIn

  36. 60 TiMT
    July 3, 2011 at 11:57 am

    This are awesome pictures, Love it! Thank you!


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