President Obama at West Wilkes High School in Millers Creek, North Carolina
Whitehouse.gov is showing the crowd waiting also.
Chips, I have been remiss of late in telling you HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU GIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRRL!!!
As the President often says Tally: “LOVE YOU BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!”
Chips, how do you have time to work, go to school, take care of your family with all the work you do on this site? You are quick with those great AP pics. You do a great job, as always!!!
Ah JoJo, I’m very lucky, I work from home, only go in to the office about twice a year! Just don’t ever tell my boss what I get up to when I should be working
Your secret is safe with me Since you work from home, I don’t feel so bad that I work and go to school and am suffering from some serious writer’s block (I’m doing my thesis). You don’t tell my advisor that I’m on the this blog all day procrastinating, and all is well!
I really do appreciate the pics, especially of Mrs. Obama. You are quicker than Mrs. T at Mrs-O.com and have much better pictures. No shade to Mrs. T, though, since she does yeoman’s work.
Thanks…I’m hoping that CSPAN 1 will show it as well.
Thank you thank you thank you for th heads up. Love ya Chica.
Love ya baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack UT!
OMG! Knoller has the nerve to tweet that McCain said that he hoped when Obama gets off the campaign trail he’ll try to work with the Repubs to find agreement on jobs and economic proposals. Is that the most hilarious, obnoxious thing you’ve ever read? Do they think we’re all stupid and haven’t noticed their 100% obstruiction?
Yeah, they do think that we are all stupid because they never bothered to find out who we are. They live and work in an echo chamber and have no desire to do otherwise. But that is OK; the giant has awakened and he is fired up and ready to go!
I am so sick of their toddler games of, “I know you are, but what am I?”
These people are incapable of ever taking responsibility for anything they do. It sickens me.
Mark Knoller has been obnoxiously tweeting crap ALL DAY LONG…that’s how he justifies his bloated six-figure salary.
I’m sure that the Repubs “message guru” (Luntz) said to start repeating over and over again to the “stenographers” (lazy, slopy media types) that the President is on the campaign trail instead of in DC working with them. Although we all know that if he tries to negotiate with them they will walkout on the negotiations after the Prez spends his valuable time trying to find common ground. I HATE OUR MEDIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Their message guru has nothing! These people campaigned on jobs and the deficit and PBO tried to work with them–bent over backwards and ticked off Dems–and they did not reciprocate. You notice how no one but the MSM believes them about their newfound calls for “cooperation”. *Celie voice* Until they start talking and acting on jobs, every thing the Republicans do is gonna crumble.
The freak reality show that passes for media,you mean.
McCain saying that is the surest sign that President Obama has HIT A NERVE. The GOP is back on their heels. They just don’t like the idea that President Obama is pulling back the curtain on their obstruction.
Well, old fart McCain certainly knows what the sting of PBO’s campaign can do to a body. Old goat still can’t get over losing.
yeah, and I am waiting for that bitter old man to apologize to America for the damages wrecked by his mentally unstable, and thoroughly unqualified VP pick. If I were him, I’ld go crawl under a rock……coward.
EDP4, Lol, you got that right, my Friend, that’s exactly right
Tell McCain that if he and the Republicans were to put the American people first, instead of their party, they could do something to put some people back to work. Like passing the American Jobs Act. But to the Republicans and McConnell it’s all about 2012.
It’s a shame that you have people out there suffering and all the Republicans want to do is play political games. They don;t give a dam that people are suffering.
PBO wouldn’t have to be out talking to the American People about THE JOBS BILL if the republicons hadn’t SHUT IT DOWN. Now, they’re whining and throwing jealous fits because the People are Responding to our President.
Mark Knoller needs a Tweet or two to watch his back doesn’t give out from carrying all that nasty gopiss water.
Absolutely!!! It is so disgusting that the Republicans in the Senate refuse to let bills and nominees come to the floor for debate. I mean forget about voting on a bill they won’t even allow it to be discussed. The Senate has to change the filibuster rule. If they are going to abuse it as they have done in 111th Congress and now in 112th it must be modified. I know some Dems are worried that should they find themselves in the minority they’ll want to use it, but this just can’t continue to the way it is.
What an idiot! And this guy pretends to be a reporter?
All aboard the OBAMA/BIDEN 2012 EXPRESS to a brighter future….we’re about to leave the station…hurry now, don’t keep us waiting..I’ve got my ticket in hand..headed to my seat…Everyone LET’S GO!!!
Getting onnn…got my ticket…
i’m with you on that hopefruit2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTL9myUqLMs&feature=related
Sweet! yardarm. Good traveling music from the late Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions
The people at the rally are PUMPED! The superintendent is SPEAKING enthusiastically about how the stimulus SAVED jobs at the school:)
I thought the roof was going to come down when he walked out.
I want to see gorgeous, serious, Asian Girl behind him to laugh or smile.
I know, right? She looks like she just lost her best friend.
She probably has cramps – it came a day early and she’s pizzed…. .:)
I’m actually starting to wonder if she’s part of the Secret Service team.
Oh…you may be on to something here….She seems to be looking all over the place…she may be decoy for real…SHe just smiled!
She needs to cheer up. She has the sexiest, and smartest man in the room, standing in front of her. The view ALONE, and I wouldn’t be able to wipe the grin off my face!
There she smiled!!!! Beautiful
For Asians it’s cultural, we American have and show a lot’s of emotions my doughters husband is Japaness
and when we visit with them he is a very quite guy very polite and a great husband and father.
I’m so enjoying the elderly man in the purple shirt, right of PBO, so engaged. Good to see teabaggers haven’t screwed his brain with lies about socialism.
I was just going to post about the elder in the snazzy purple shirt! He’s loving what our fabulous President is saying!
Grampa is not playing…not this time! He got dressed in his favorite purple shirt to hear his President.
I watched him too. He got a kick out of some of Obama’s remarks. I love people who love Obama. And there’s a lot to love.
POTUS is on FIRE……AGAIN!!!!!
“We’re gonna give em another chance”
I love hearing him talk and the crowd reacting. This isn’t scripted! These are real people. He is the greatest!
I had to link to the storey just because it is so outrageous
GOP presidential hopeful courts pagans
Something about the far right Puritans. You know, I grew up near Salem, Mass…
Loved….”you get no points on originality”.
Dems are starting to grow a backbone
House Democrats want deficit panel to find ‘significant’ new revenues
do not. read. the comments.
Bring it on home Barack…
North Carolina loves Obama!!!
He’s kindof adopted that state, and they’re responding. They loved it this a.m. when he said they should put him on the N.C. tourism board because he’s always telling everyone what a great part of the country it is.
“You know…I’ve tried to work with them…to the point where the Dems are getting mad at me!” “Now is the time to let them know that we won’t take No for an answer!”
I love that he said it and by the reaction of the crowd, they know he has been going out of his way to work with repugs and keeps getting shot down. Every one, other than the msm knows what the repugs are doing. and I am sure those were not just dems in the crowd.
Oh crap. I missed the whole thing.
Thanks Chipsticks – I needed this heads up!
Wow!…..What was in that BBQ sauce…Our GUY was SMOKIN’ just now
Maybe a bit of bourbon?
Another one knocked over the fence! Well done, PBO! Now on to the next.
By the way, now that college is back in session LisalovesO is probably all caught up in her studies. I haven’t seen her humorous comments lately. Real life can be such a responsibility!
Awww I miss Lisa. Maybe she’s with her baby’s daddy, Ch now that he’s decided not to run for president. He probably has more time for her.
(I hope she peeks in and sees this.)
You know, PoO, I almost said something along those lines (with the same intent) but decided to behave myself. Shame on you! **chuckle** then
Oh proud…you are so bad!!!!!!
That’s why he decided not to run. He wanted to spend more time with his Love Lisa.
PBO is not pulling any punches. He is hitting back hard. I turned on MSNBC to see if they were showing the rally. The first thing I saw was old Fineman saying something about PBO stay in the middle because of wall street. I turned immediately. I am so happy that people are not listening to the talking heads.
Crikey yes, where is lisalovesobama??
Wolf announced that CNN was going to carry Obama’s appearance here. Guess how much of it they aired. The last minute. Don’t be afraid to show the people their president, CNN. What are you afraid of? That they might like what he’s saying?
If it was a tea party event or Mittens they would show the whole thing. They are beyond pathetic.
The other morning didn’t CNN cover a speech Perry was giving?
These jokers always talk over the beginning of PBO’s arrival. They don’t want people to hear all of the applause. I watched all of his speech online.
Thank goodness for the local media. Network and cable tv are useless. They are too preoccupied with shielding the GOP from scrutiny.
They are afraid that viewers will see the positive crowd reaction – that goes against their bullshyte narrative about folks not liking the President.
CNN online showed the whole thing. That’s where I saw POTUS give that rousing speech!! He is on a ROLL and apparently loving it!
Tweet those assholes either their show it or Not or they jusy playing lying and misleading just
to keep watching CNN I watched it on C-SPAN.
American Jobs Act by the Numbers:
“150″ MILES OF RUNWAY AT AMERICAN AIRPORTS
Throughout the week, we’ll bring you numbers from the road to highlight aspects of the jobs bill, numbers like 150 miles. The American Jobs Act includes an immediate investment in employing construction workers to restore 150 miles of runway at American airports and put in place a next-generation air-traffic control system to reduce travel time and delays.
President Obama has made it clear that investing in infrastructure is not a partisan issue and it’s time to put those in industries hit hardest by the recession back to work rebuilding America. As the President said, “now people go to Beijing Airport and they say, I wish we had an airport like that. We can’t compete that way, playing for 2nd or 3rd or 4th or 8th or 15th place.”
There is no reason the world’s newest airports can’t be built in the United States by American workers and the American Jobs Act will help make that possible.
Ok, when Erick freaking Erickson starts making sense, you know that Obama Derangement Syndrome has reached the Singularity. Quoted in full, over PBO’s decision to send advisers to Uganda:
It is ridiculous that I’m even having to write about this, but I am.
In the past 72 hours, I have gotten lots of emails from lots of people who should know better asking me if I’ve heard about Barack Obama sending American troops to Africa to go after the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The people hearing the name assume it is a Christian group fighting radical Islamists in the Sudan or some such.
It is no such thing.
We can debate whether sending military advisers — the numbers range from a few dozen to a hundred — to Uganda to help track down and capture LRA members, but let us not claim the LRA is something it is not.
A new movie will be out soon called Machine Gun Preacher documenting an American missionary’s struggles against the LRA.
The group claims to be an emissary from God capable of channeling the Holy Spirit. The group has notoriously gone through Uganda capturing children and turning them into soldiers and, when not successful, murdering them. The group engages in sex trafficking, slavery, murder, mutilation, and the list goes on and on.
LRA members have been hunted by George W. Bush and now by Barack Obama. They are an evil group and while we can debate the policy implications of the President sending troops off to Africa, we should not make victims or political points off the group the President will hopefully eradicate.
Gulp! I must have woken up in a parallel universe.
On Rushbo’s show after the Administration’s announcement, he almost immediately said that PBO was sending troops to fight Christians. No research, no fact checking, just that the evil Kenyan Muslim usurper was fighting Christians. Erickson’s post was partly in response to that.
Who put the sanity pill in Erick Erickson’s tea? I feel like I’m in an alternate universe. Thanks for the news Liberal Librarian. Still loving your Rusty Venture avatar. Hope you keep up with the show on adult swim. The characters are freaking hilarious. The bug guy and his lady (with the male voice) crack me up every single time.
ASTOUNDING…Truth in PRINT?!?!?!!!!!
LOL—-HermanCainPizzaJams—on twitter—-going wild after the discovery of Cain singing “Imagine there’s no pizza” to John Lennon’s Imagine.
He should definitely get his own show on Fox.
That’s what I keep saying Ladyhawke, Cain isn’t campaigning for anything other than a position on Fox Propaganda. No different from Donald Trump or Sarah Palin.
I tell you, In my opinion, It Is Herman Cain, who’s NOT one of us. I’m trying to figure out exactly, who Is Herman Cain. He’s not likeable
Cain is sad case. And he has a smug and exceedingly annoying smirk on his face every time he’s being interviewed. If I had magic powers I would change myself into a donkey and just kick that stupid smirk right off his face!
Don’t worry Cain will get his show on Fox, because he won’t be going to the White House unless it’s to deliver one of his pizzas.
Are Godfather pizzas even any good? I’m an ex-New Yorker, so I’m pretty choosy about my pizzas.
I just saw that American Crossroads smear ad about President Obama raising taxes and causing a depression and whatnot while watching Reverend Al… this is how desperate the Teabags are.
They’re running those everywhere Obama goes—–N.C. and Va. this week.
Just read on Twitter Jake Tapper, ABCNEWS going to interview the Prez for tomorrow’s news. Sometimes I like Jake but he is no Ed Henry. Can’t wait.
Get ready for plenty of concern troll questions from concern troll Tapper.
UGH, he is the mother of all concern trolls.
Absolutely. Jake Tapper is the epitome of a classic DOUCHEBAG.
Just saw Rev Al take down the hypocrite that is McCain. McCain wasted the senate’s time today bitching and whining about the Secret Service ordered bus – I repeat; Secret Service ordered bus – that President Obama uses on his jobs tour. McCain whined that it was unAmerican for PBO’s bus to be made and outfitted by a Canadian company. He neglected to mention that the SS ordered two buses. One for PBO and the other for the eventual republican nominee. He also neglected to mention that the bus was outfitted by a company in Tennessee. Last I checked TN is in the good ‘ol US of A. Rev Al. then called him out for the hypocrite he is; because in 2008 his “straight talk” express bus was made by THE SAME CANADIAN COMPANY THAT MADE PBO’S BUS. McCain is just ridiculously jealous of PBO. It’s quite infantile at this point. I remember in 2009 he was complaining about the helicopters that protect Marine One when PBO is aboard. I’m like dude you didn’t win. Get over your freaking self. He’s like the old curmudgeon yelling “Get off my lawn!”
Whenever I see stories where Senator McCain is whining about something related to President Obama, I always remember a passage in a Vanity Fair article by Todd Purdum entitled “The Man Who Never Was” which said……..
McCAIN CAN’T STAND THE FACT THAT HE WAS BEATEN BY OBAMA. AT A RECENT MEETING, SAYS A WHITE HOUSE AIDE, “HE WOULD NOT LOOK AT THE PRESIDENT.”
Are you sure aamon? If so I. Am going to go blast the hell out of him if he makes himself the news. I loathe that idiot.
here’s his tweet
Interviewing POTUS tomorrow for @Nightline…excerpts to air on @ABCWorldNews + @GMA — http://tinyurl.com/tapoboct
you can also follow me @avd911. yup. born on 911.
Thank you aamon I have sent Jay Carney a tweet complaining why the President has to be interviewed by the Gossip fOXNEWSTAINER Jake Tapper.
Jake “The Snarl” Tapper makes my skin crawl. He is obsessed with Solyndra. I bet there will be questions about that issue. And I bet he will ask about the exchange between President Obama and Ed “Cheshire” Henry. I hope someone sent him the Pew Research Report showing the negative reporting on PBO.
No worries….brotherman has Tapper’s number. It should be a short, swift, intelligent, smack-down!
Unlike the press conferences, the networks edit out parts of the interview they don’t want you to see. We should demand the WHOLE unedited script, lest Tapper tries to pull any dirty tricks.
Editing is due to time constraints, but if you go to ABCNews.com, you get the whole interview.
Nice to know – thanks.
Jake Tapper he is a jerk he only wants sound bites that he can used for the news, and when he ask a question
and do not ike the answerd he gets pissed.
I can’t stand Jake Tapper or Ed Henry.
Oh god! What a SEXY President!!!!
First lady Michelle Obama and second lady Jill Biden appeared together on Monday to help put the finishing touches on a Washington row house that has been redesigned to fit the needs of a wounded Army sergeant.
They spent part of the morning painting a wall in the [Johnny Agbi’s] home near Capitol Hill, which has been to be made wheelchair accessible.
The home’s owner, Johnny Agbi, who served as an army medic in Afghanistan, sustained serious injuries after his helicopter transport was shot down in 2002. The appearance was part of the two spouses’ initiative, “Joining Forces” which honors service members and their families.
“We’re perfectionists,” said Obama—dressed in a button down, jeans and a pair of sneakers, as she painted a living room wall a pale yellow during a photo op with reporters. The second lady—wearing an Army t-shirt, jeans and a pair of Nikes–kneeled beside Obama painting another part of the wall.
“We’re not asking anyone to do anything extraordinary,” Obama said in brief remarks at the home. “We’re not asking people to start a brand new organization, or to raise or spend millions of dollars…we’re just asking people to ask one simple question and that is ‘What can I do?’”
The home marked the 1,000th home that has been refitted for soldiers since 2007 through a program sponsored by Sears and Rebuilding Together.
“Today is not the finish line, even though it’s the 1,000th home,” Obama said. “Instead it’s a mile marker. Jill and I are not going to stop until every American is joining forces with our military families.”
America are so bless to have Michelle as our First Lady and Jill ain’t bad either. I just love what those two are doing.
All those young, enthusiastic-for-Obama faces——>the future looks bright.
Yes, I was checking out the youngsters facial expressions. It sureeeeeeeeeeeeeee looks like he has a base to me. They are fascinated by PBO presence. I love It
Dnc new ad on Romney:
For those of us who just loves us some Romney, please tune in tomorrow evening to CNN at 8PM for yet another GOP debate. Between Romney’s plastic monologues, Cain’s smug soundbites, Ron Paul’s loony tunes, Perry;s comatose slurs, Gingrich’s irrelevant rants, Bachman’s lousy lies and Santorum’s boring utterances, you’ll be ready to occupy the voting booth for Barack Obama well before Nov 2012…
Lol! You crack me up!
Sounds like a crazy tossed salad! LOL!!!!
Ok, let’s see if this works. Please excuse the experimentation.
OK, have to figure out how to embed pictures.
67% want the President’s policies to succeed (and that includes 92% of Democrats and 66% of Independents).
If 67% want his policies to succeed, why doesn’t this translate to his approval numbers? Something fishy going on there.
IMO, and I will take the criticism, but the reason his poll numbers aren’t bouncing up, even though AJA is popular, is because of the nonsense we have had to go through since the GOP took over the House. I haven’t looked at the data and the polling, but the almost government shut down, followed by the summer’s debt ceiling debacle, made the president LOOK ineffective, despite the fact that the deals he ended up with weren’t so bad – on policy grounds. However, the GOP did a good job stalling and playing games and, in essence, controlling the debate for the first and second part of this year.
That time period, unfortunately has soured people. I think folks are still rooting for our president, but they are skeptical. We just got to keep plugging away.
I think the MSM is being somewhat untruthful about PBO’s numbers. Who are they polling? My hubby went to have some blood work done today. He said two elderly white ladies came and sat beside him. He was reading a story about Herman Cain in the USAToday. One of the ladies asked him, what he thought about Cain. Not in the mood to talk, he told her, that’s why he was reading the paper to find out.
Later on when they both got called to have their blood drawn and were leaving, the lady, told him she sure hoped that my hubby was not thinking about voting for Cain. See, my hubby assumed because we live in this red district, that the little lady would have been a GOP supporter. She told him that she sure hoped he was planning on voting for PBO. That she could not stand Perry, she thought he was a “weasel” and that none of the others can hold a candle to PBO.
He said she got very animated calling the GOP candidates “idiots.” He said he told her, “I just thought that because we live in this Conservative town, that you would be rooting for the GOP candidates. She told him flatly “not me.” And after a pause, he said, she told him, “you will be surprised, there are many of us here.”
I told him I was going to pass it on to the TOD family.
He said he was pleasantly surprised at the little lady’s reaction.
PS: Thanks everyone for your kind words today!!
Loved hearing this! Thanks for sharing Africa…our quiet army grows!
Thought bubbles: “There’s no way we’ll ever be lucky enough to find men like President Obama”.
OK, it would’ve been funnier if the picture had embedded. Damn you, HTML!
McCain To Obama: Your Bus Is Ugly
What a small petty little man.
Obama to McCain: Grow up John!
Rev. Al thinks that McCain forgot that he did not win and called him out regarding the bus.
Not sure if I missed something as I am only able to log on on evenings when I get home. I have not seen Hachiko for a while. Any news on her?
Hi Joy, I saw Hachiko wishing Joan all the best yesterday, so she’s still here. I must get in touch with her tomorrow to see how things are. Thanks Joy, hope all’s well.
Yes Chipsticks all is well. Just enjoying your site and all the love coming from everyone here. It is my place to unwind when I get home.
Great to hear all’s good Joy, thank you for continuing to visit here, really appreciate it.
I thought of Hachiko today while I was out on errands. I wondered if she was hired by the Obama campaign. I do hope do. If I am recalling correctly she had an interview months ago.
Joy, she was on Twitter about an hour ago.
Must See Vid: Audience member from last Obama event calls his speech “phenomenal” and more:
Thanks dotster.. that was great. The reporter himself seemed pretty pumped by the speech! The excitement in the auditorium is palpable.
Thanks Dotster. I love videos like these.
Love the interviewee’s response! The President is getting his message across.
‘Man, I’m excited.
He gave us the ammunition to put the onus on OUR politicians.’
Headline: Missing from Occupy Wall Street: Barack Obama
Missing from this article: Intelligence
Jesus, Joseph, and Mary! Really, what they really want is for Barack Obama to be Hugo Chavez. Damn the Constitution, just stick it to the rich!
You know LL, everything eventually ends up being about Barack Obama – you know that right?
“Missing from this article: intelligence.” Bravo, Hopefruit! What is wrong with these people? Can you imagine someone writing an article, in 1963, with a headline: “Missing from the March on Washington: John F. Kennedy!” These so called progressives are total idiots.
GTFOH!!! Isn’t this an apolitical movement? no leaders? meh on voting and all that? this is such BS. If Pres. Obama got too close for their comfort they’d start yelling that he’s trying to co-opt the movement.
Here’s info about tomorrow’s event at a tech community college in Greensboro, N.C., I believe, where the president is spending the night. They said the community is busy making signs and will line the streets to show their support:
Mark Knoller’s head is exploding in 3…2…1…
Dick Gregory talking some interesting things on Lawrence. Laugh at Herman…I agree. I asked this before, where did Herman Cain come from? I get the Koch connections, but something is up there…
A rumor (started by me) states that Herman was making a pizza in his Godfather Pizza joint, when the ingredients began forming the shape of his face with the words…”Run for President Herman” and he said, “Hmmmmm, I think I should run for President of the United States” whereby he pulled off his apron, spun around three times and exited the Pizza joint in a three piece suit, headed for the nearest GOP office. Whereby they took one look at his face and said……”Ahhhhhh, the perfect foil”
“A rumor (started by me)….”
Herman Cain is the perfect example; AA’s will not approved of someone because that person has the same pigment of skin tone. We vote for substance and the pizza maker is lacking.
I sat for a minute staring at the faces of those young girls and thinking, ‘They are staring at the President of the USA! Imagine that.’
Yes, wonderful isn’t it to see youth so excited about a politician, but he is a politician like no other! I could not be any more proud that Barack Obama is our President!
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