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1991

I think most of you have probably seen this video already, but for some reason HuffyPo and others think it’s only just appeared – it’s been on YouTube since March 2009, someone else just copied it and posted it two days ago!

Any way, you can never see it enough ;-)

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There are lots more old videos in the ‘Down Memory Lane‘ category

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AP: Dresses, china and mementos dating back to days when Americans referred to the first lady as “lady presidentress” or “republican queen” will return to view Saturday at the National Museum of American History, along with Michelle Obama’s dashing inaugural gown as a centerpiece.

The new exhibition “The First Ladies” features 26 dresses and about 160 other objects ranging from Martha Washington’s White House collection to a first look at Laura Bush’s china. It’s the 10th version of the first ladies exhibit in nearly 100 years. The last one closed in October as the museum moves historic objects out of its west wing for a major renovation beginning early next year.

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Thanks Hopefruit ;-)


186 Responses to “1991”


  1. November 18, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Oh, he looks so young yet still so handsome and that voice! I wonder how many people saw this in 1991 and felt he was something special. Great find, Chips.

    • 2 HZ
      November 18, 2011 at 9:46 pm

      Please, please forgive me Jackie, speaking of looking so young and handsome, have we notice that our VPOTUS is looking a little on the fine side lately? Well, Chipsticks Vice President’s Biden’s birthday is Sunday, Nov. 20th. Just thought I would throw that BGD in.HZ

  2. 3 Uche
    November 18, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Great find Chips!. This guy has been as constant as the northern star!

    • 4 Cha
      November 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm

      I like that analogy Uche!~ I’ve never seen this before and after I just saw it I thought to myself..”you’ve got to stop reacting like PBO is a Rock Star and you’re a prepubescent groupie!” :P

      I think it has to do with a love of one’s Democracy in a country that is teetering on the brink of KOCH invested waters. But, even if we didn’t have all these facist enemies and drooling profiteering leftists.. I think I would appreciate him exponentially. We’d just be working on
      differents things as in getting infrastructure like HSR accomplished !

  3. 7 proudmemberofglobalzero
    November 18, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Love It! Seems much more soft spoken then….love his power now.

  4. 9 Dudette
    November 18, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Awesome Chips! You AND this clip!

    • November 18, 2011 at 6:06 pm

      The fact that they just posted this video of PBO, although not negative, means they are doing some kind of digging trying to find something on PBO even now. It is LOL funny.

  5. 12 Dudette
    November 18, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Off-topic: Herman Cain is not only dumb as a rock, he’s delusional. Somebody please name the hallucinogen that he’s on, cuz that stuff is some kinda special.

    http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/11/cain-gets-emotional-talks-about-his-wife-holding-bible-when-im-sworn-in.php?ref=fpnewsfeed_beta

    • 14 hopefruit2
      November 18, 2011 at 6:16 pm

      OH GAWD…what’s with TeaNN and their Herman fetish?

    • 16 Uche
      November 18, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      He should roll up some newspaper and smoke it….that way he may get some information in and get rid of all that ‘stuff twirling around his head’!

    • 19 jacquelineoboomer
      November 18, 2011 at 6:52 pm

      This is the most strikingly odd part. Cain says:

      “I call it a journey, not just a campaign, because it doesn’t stop,” he said. “We’re in the primary. Then you run for president. You win the presidency, serve four years. (Then you) might have to serve eight at the insistence of the people. Then after that, launch a Cain library,” then a post-presidential speaking tour, he mused.

      I say:

      At the insistence of the people? Does this sound like Communist China to anybody but me? Like he’s going to be our Dear Leader or something? I can’t put my finger on why he’d use that phrase, but it seems a little perverse in some way.

      • 20 dotster3
        November 18, 2011 at 7:34 pm

        Sounds highly delusional to me. Someone’s head has grown way too big, especially since he has proven there’s a lot he doesn’t know, like almost everything.

      • 21 desertflower
        November 18, 2011 at 8:31 pm

        As soon as the reason goes from the American people to him, his library and his speaking tour…he’s already lost.

    • November 18, 2011 at 7:06 pm

      I guess he will be in his living room before his wife leaves for Church.

  6. 24 donna dem 4 obama
    November 18, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    OT-Didn’t most of us here say that this is what OWS should have been doing from the very beginning

    One goal of the protests, Henry says, is to pressure Republicans to support Obama’s jobs creation proposals. More generally, the aim is to highlight Congress’s misguided obsession with the deficit and overall inaction on unemployment.

    “We’re taking about it as an effort to take back the Capitol,” Henry says. “It would be great if we could build pressure that goes beyond the jobs act.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/next-up-occupy-congress/2011/11/18/gIQAGObiYN_blog.html

    • November 18, 2011 at 6:10 pm

      Donna, they must have listened to Rhandi Rhodes’ show yesterday. She devoted most of her show to this. Today she also said that they should follow congressional members and take photos at fundraisers and stuff. she does not like seeing the people getting hurt and fighting with the police.

    • 26 utaustinliberal
      November 18, 2011 at 6:13 pm

      To the OWS movement, I say, No shit Sherlock! About damn time. This is what they should have done from the very beginning. Congress is where legislative actions and laws take place. You want to change shit? You want to change the direction the republicans are taking the country? Occupy Congress! Vote! Register people to vote! Educate people about President Obama’s accomplishments! Educate people about the American Jobs Act! Work to get the House and Senate under Democratic control! Don’t just set up tents and pitch a fight with cops. That’s just plain stupid. Finally labor groups realize that they have to step up to the plate and give this faction some much needed focus and direction.

      • 27 hopefruit2
        November 18, 2011 at 6:17 pm

        Oh dear..Michael Moore will has a sad.

      • 28 Fred
        November 18, 2011 at 6:28 pm

        I wholeheartedly second you in your no shit sherlock comment UT.They are seeing The Light;finally :shock: :roll:

      • 29 Uche
        November 18, 2011 at 6:35 pm

        Damn right!. Now that the police boots are on their necks, they suddenly remember that the best – and infact only – way to bring about change is to support the legislature and executive branch who are pushing for that change. I’m not shouting Halleluya yet….until they collectively and seriously get over their message-less hangover.

      • November 18, 2011 at 6:45 pm

        OWS NEEDS DIRECTIONS…I THINK THEY’RE FINALLY GONNA START IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION….THE DO NOTHING CONGRESS IS WHERE THE ACTION IS!!!!

      • November 18, 2011 at 7:40 pm

        Nice UT. Very nice. I think unfortunately it’s too late. Many of these people will continue their drum circles, tent pitching ways and convince themselves the revolution has arrived.

      • November 18, 2011 at 8:26 pm

        Spot on Uta….It’s about damn time….As I watched Van Jones last night on AC 360…talking about that no one in our government for three years has been talking about the middle class…I was SMH, where has this fool been? watching the Teaparty making noise?
        Where was Van Jones when PBO was traveling around the country on behalf of the middle class, begging not to give them the keys back.Like the President said “some folks seem to have amnesia”.
        Sick of these fools………..

      • 33 nathkatun7
        November 19, 2011 at 8:59 pm

        Utaustinliberal, as always, you totally nailed it. Just imagine how strong that movement would be if, after two days (or may be a week) of protest/occupation, the movement moved to conduct mass voter registrations, circulated petitions in favor of the jobs bill, and identified and trained candidates to challenge the teabaggers at all levels of government, local, state and federal.

    • 34 Jennifer
      November 18, 2011 at 6:21 pm

      Great piece, thanks. It takes a long time for a movement to coalese. As Van Jones eloquently stated the other night on some show or another, blacks sitting at the lunch counter back in the day didn’t know where things would go, they just knew what was happening wasn’t right. As I’m sure Rosa Parks didn’t know. Speaking of the wondrous Rosa, many teachers walked out of California universities yesterday with signs saying that they teach the 99%. Here’s the very short article – notice the VERY white little girl’s name. Her mom is to be commended all the way around.

      http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-calstate-strike-20111118,0,7819537.story

      • November 18, 2011 at 8:24 pm

        The people of the Civil Rights Movement knew where they wanted to go, planned, trained for and coordinated their protests. They also understood that they would have to work with politicians and the POTUS to get there. With all due respect to Van Jones, I do not see any of that in OWS.

        • 36 bonkers
          November 18, 2011 at 8:39 pm

          I’ve noticed this before….we seem to be on similar wavelengths…

        • 37 HZ
          November 18, 2011 at 9:59 pm

          Thank you on your comments on this issue. With all due respect as well to Mr. Jones, my uncles, aunts, grandparents, and my friends, knew the goals and the basics of where we wanted to go, some sense of how to get there, who to help us get there, who to contact and have contacts in places where we they were trying to go and damn well knew how to respond to the hateful, unlawful( for them) actions that might be used on them while they were trying to get there.

          It was well organized otherwise, you would have seen many more children, men and women killed, hurt very badly, and lives turned upside down without the planning and organizing. So Mr. Jones needs to speak with some of the elders in very respectful positions and still living that history. My advice to Mr. Van Jones. I am not putting him down, but I wish when some of these people want to invoke the Civil Rights Movement in to so many of the newers and great movements, they really need to do their homework.

          We are trying to accomplish so very important goals here, so prepare yourself, Mr. Jones and others. These people are hopeing that the people who are putting their lives on the line are NOT prepared, not organized etc. Speak the truth with true convictions, Mr. Jones.
          Been there and many dear ones are no longer with us because they gave it all for many of us to be where we are to this day.HZ

      • 38 bonkers
        November 18, 2011 at 8:37 pm

        Actually, Mrs. Parks probably had a pretty good sense of the aftermath of her actions. See, she went to school for organizing:
        http://www.highlandercenter.org/photo-gallery-rosa-parks.asp

        This school is still going, and Martin Luther King, Jr, Pete Seeger, and many others have gone there to learn how to mobilize people. It’s an art form, and there are schools scattered all over America that teach this. President Obama attended one in Wisconsin shortly before he recorded the video above:
        http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/article_8a9aa08e-f99f-5bf2-a496-40be634f8542.html

        Hopefully, these OWS people will understand this requires education and foresight as President Obama understood in his 20s, and stop being used as pawns by Karl Rove and the Billionaire owners of the ENTIRE MegaMedia to divide and conquer Democrats, as they are now.

      • November 18, 2011 at 11:10 pm

        As Van Jones eloquently stated the other night on some show or another, blacks sitting at the lunch counter back in the day didn’t know where things would go, they just knew what was happening wasn’t right.

        Van Jones is wrong. We knew exactly where we wanted things to go, we planned what we were going to do and did it. The civil rights
        movement had a long history in Baltimore. My Mom even marched on the picket lines to get Tommy Tucker to hire blacks in the 1930′s.
        In 1963 we were going to change the state public accommodations law instead of one place at a time. The jails were full and the state changed the law.

        They need to figure out what they want and what will get them there.

        • November 18, 2011 at 11:26 pm

          I am so happy to see so many pioneers responding to Van Jones. Morgan State University held an event last Thursday to celebrate the students who participated in the movement (1940′s, 50′s and 60′s) and John Lewis was the keynote speaker and he thanked us for leading the way.
          I salute all of you who stepped up.

      • 41 nathkatun7
        November 19, 2011 at 9:43 pm

        Let’s state major differences between 1955 (Rosa Parks);1960-61 (The “Sit-in Movement and Freedom Rides”) and the subsequent Freedom movement of the 1960′s with today’s OCW.

        1. Those movement organized to demand specific changes: Integrate lunch counters etc., and integrate buses. Because segregation in the South was sanctioned by law, the protest movement was accompanied by filing court cases to overturn those laws. To say that blacks did not know where things would go is totally inaccurate. I’ve not seen any specific action taken by OCW to demand either the Courts or Congress to change laws.

        2. Because of Jim Crow laws, Blacks in the South were systematically denied the right to vote. In such a situation their only recourse was through boycotts and mass demonstrations aimed at petitioning government to change laws that denied them the basic citizenship rights that would have allowed them to bring about political and social changes within the system. But again the focus was both on protests, pressuring political institutions (President and Congress) to change the system hence the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the voting Rights Act of 1965 and other Supreme court decisions. Again I am not sure what specific actions OWS has taken to bring about the changes they advocate

        3. Securing the right to vote, which has been central to black struggle for freedom, dating as far back as the beginning of the United states, became central to the Civil Rights movement. People then were very clear that without political power you cannot advance or defend your interests. Once many of the Jim Crow legal and illegal schemes to deny Black people the right to vote were outlawed by the Voting Rights Act. Blacks focused on voter registration to try to gain power or influence their representatives to look out for their interests. It is true that there were blacks who did not believe in voting (e.g. the Muslims and other Black Nationalists) but these factions believed in separation to establish their own nation where they could exercise power. I am not sure what the faction in OCW that advocates non-voting intends to do to bring about the change they advocate.

        There is nothing wrong with protest but protest must be accompanied by practical steps to bring about the changes we advocate. In this case, as revolting as their ideas are, the teabaggers understood how to bring about the changes they advocated. They mobilized to vote for people who advocate and advance their interests.

    • 42 Jennifer
      November 18, 2011 at 6:26 pm

      Again, great piece!

      Donna, any word on the PBO call? Sure hope I didn’t miss the scoop – due to health crap (yes, youth IS wasted on the young) – I’m not able to check in all the time.

    • 43 theo67
      November 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm

      They have refused to acknowledge President Obama’s efforts to change the topic of conversation, and they’ve claimed credit for people talking about jobs – but this is the first time I’m seeing anything from OWS that supports the jobs act. I’m glad to see it.

    • 44 Linda
      November 18, 2011 at 7:11 pm

      Occupy DC has also create a list they will be submitting to Congress

      http://occupywallst.org/forum/specific-demand-and-action-list-for-washington-dc/

    • November 18, 2011 at 7:33 pm

      quote:

      “One goal of the protests, Henry says, is to pressure Republicans to support Obama’s jobs creation proposals. More generally, the aim is to highlight Congress’s misguided obsession with the deficit and overall inaction on unemployment.”

      Really? Finally.

      Thx Donna

    • 46 desertflower
      November 18, 2011 at 8:45 pm

      http://www.seiu.org/2011/11/seiu-members-continue-to-stand-with-occupy-protesters.php I saw the President of the SEIU on Ed tonight…she got arrested yesterday during the protests. She SEEMED to be saying that they side with everything that PBO has said…without saying his name. If you look at their website…they have endorsed PBO’S reelection….maybe this will progress in a way that we all would have liked from the beginning?

      • 47 HZ
        November 18, 2011 at 10:06 pm

        I felt that also from her last night as well as tonight. They did come out and endorsed POB. I also believe that she would be in that group who had a set of goals and knew where they wanted to go… but for whatever reason, decided to see when, where, and how they were going to make that step to move when they did.

        You make a great point, Desertflower,”maybe this will progress in a way that we all would have liked from the beginning?” I hear you.HZ

    • November 18, 2011 at 8:48 pm

      I hope this isn’t too little too late. They should have done this before they tarnished their brand.

  7. 49 tally
    November 18, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Apparently I live under a rock. I’d never seen that video!!! Thanks Chips! Man he is hunky. But like WMPM, George Clooney, he gets better with age.

    Oh, and in other news, did you know that Bradley Cooper, World’s Sexiest Man, plays for the LA GALAXY?

  8. 52 utaustinliberal
    November 18, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Thanks for the video Chips. I’ve seen that video multiple times over the years and it never gets old. It just shows the laziness of the media that they think the video just popped up from nowhere. For shame!

    Ahhhhhhh……..that inauguration picture with that gorgeous, gorgeous gown. Can’t wait to see what she wears in 2013.

  9. November 18, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Unemployment hit a two-year low this fall as South Florida’s hiring market slowly rebounds from historic lows, according to numbers released Friday.

    Miami-Dade, Florida’s largest local economy, saw its jobless rate drop from 11.5 percent to 10.8 percent in October, the lowest since the summer of 2009. In Broward, unemployment slid back from 9.4 percent to 8.9 percent, the lowest since the spring of 2009.

    On the hiring side, South Florida employers added about 9,000 positions for the month. Broward had its strongest monthly job gain since 2006, and October’s hiring pushed Miami-Dade payrolls above the 1 million mark for the first time since early 2009.

    http://m.miamiherald.com/mh/db_274907/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=6EkdC1tF

  10. 54 Me4obama
    November 18, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Thanks so much Chips, this video should be shown in classes across the country during Black History Month. The message is very powerful and the voice to die for.

  11. 56 utaustinliberal
    November 18, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Barney Frank is hilarious! He was just on Politics Nation with Rev Al and he tore Romney and Gingrich up! He said that the difference between Romney and Gingrich is that Gingrich flip flops for millions of dollars; Romney on the other hand flip flops every second if he thinks it appeals to the GOP base and will get them to like him. He also said that Romney flip flops so that he can move up a few percentage points in the polls. He’s never seen a candidate so disliked by his party. In Barney Frank’s view, Romney has a crush on the GOP base and every time he thinks they’re going to take him out on a date, he gets dumped for someone else. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  12. 58 proudmemberofglobalzero
    November 18, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Money Bomb Friday…as you can see by the link to my fundraiser page…I have a lofty goal and am still far short. Any little bit will do.

    https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/Globalzero

    In advance…I thank all of you,

    Love and Peace to all,
    Sue

    • 59 Jennifer
      November 18, 2011 at 6:36 pm

      Sue – you just met your goal. ;) I wish, but I’m a 99% person, so I do what I can. Thank goodness my DH doesn’t know (or want to know) the computer so I pay all the bills online. Ack – if he saw some of the charges on the CC, he’d snap. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a strong supporter of PBO, just would rather have me deal with finances. Ha, which may explain why we’re not even close to the 50%ers. ;)

      Love & Peace back at you – and all,
      Jennifer

      • 60 proudmemberofglobalzero
        November 18, 2011 at 6:51 pm

        Thank you Jennifer…

        The new site on OFA does not have the link on the page to our own little fundraisers…I had to sign in on the old blog…I do not have a way to say thank you! We could send an email before so ….thank you for your own donations.

    • November 18, 2011 at 7:40 pm

      Sue, thanks so much for posting the link to my fundraiser page. I just had a chance to go back to OFA and I saw it there. You’re the BEST!!

  13. November 18, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Chips why are you punishing me?

    • November 18, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      Hi Keith, I wasn’t ignoring you, I left a reply for you in an earlier post. You’re not banned at all, you’re welcome here, but I’ve put you on pending for now just to keep a cap on all the Romney stuff you’ve been posting – you were beginning to make the place look like The Romney Diary!

      I’m not suggesting at all that you support Romney, I’m sure like most people here you just assume he’ll win the nomination and that you’re nervous about next year because, as we all know, the election will be tough for the President. But I just don’t want this constant repeating of pro-Romney MSM talking points here, it’s The Obama Diary!

      Again, you’re welcome to comment here, just leave the Romney stuff at the door. Thanks.

      • 64 bonkers
        November 18, 2011 at 8:49 pm

        Thank you, Chips! A great example of WWOD (What Would Obama Do?), and how he’d handle this. Might I suggest you also apply your filter in general to incessant “chicken little” comments about what any MegaMedia pundit says each day? I mean, I can tell you what JoeScar will say about any topic that comes up, and weeks in advance. He and 98% of the people who allowed to appear in our MegaMedia for years are pre-programmed robots, so I don’t really need to see people here acting surprised at what Mika, JoeScar, Chris Matthews, and so on say about any topic.

        In fact, I come here to avoid that noise…not be subjected to it. Just a thought…

  14. November 18, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Here’s another goodie down memory lane. PBO’s 1995 interview with Connie Mathieson after the publication of the first edition of Dreams from My Father

  15. 73 Fred
    November 18, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    B.Williams on NBC will be showing a segment on the exhibition for the FLOTUS and others :D

    good afternoon;evening and night TOD family.thank you

  16. November 18, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    In 1991, that is when he was a community organizer, working for 8 bucks an hour.

    Take that- Tweety.

  17. 77 LDS
    November 18, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    I cannot think why anyone would think that this is negative….POB is proud of his heritage. And I can definitely sense the respect in his voice for the brilliant, intelligent Mr. Charles Hamilton Houston. If this was his choice, what a wise and intelligent one he made. But I would not expect anything less from our president.

    I just know that Our First Lady will look absolutely gorgeous….again. I cannot wait! My plans are to be there to see for myself.

  18. 81 hopefruit2
    November 18, 2011 at 6:38 pm
  19. November 18, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Love it!!

    The First Ever Obama Classic Basketball Game

    Please join us in Washington, DC for a game featuring basketball’s greatest super stars in support of the Obama Victory Fund.

    Confirmed to play:

    Ray Allen – Carmelo Anthony – Chris Bosh – Vince Carter – Tyson Chandler – Jamal Crawford – Kevin Durant – Baron Davis – Patrick Ewing – Derek Fisher – Rudy Gay – Blake Griffin – Tyler Hansbrough – Dwight Howard – Juwan Howard – Antawn Jamison – Dahntay Jones – Brandon Knight – Kevin Love – Jamal Mashburn – Cheryl Miller – Reggie Miller – Alonzo Mourning – Dikembe Mutombo – Chris Paul – Quentin Richardson – Doc Rivers – Steve Smith – Jerry Stackhouse – Amare Stoudemire – Tina Thompson – John Wall – Russell Westbrook

    https://donate.barackobama.com/page/contribute/o2012-decemberobamaclassic

    Thanks Hopefruit!!

    • 91 Me4obama
      November 18, 2011 at 6:45 pm

      Ok, Dwight Howard? :shock: faints. That man is butter.

    • November 18, 2011 at 6:51 pm

      Derek Fisher is the president of the NBA Players Association, or was before it was dissolved. While this sounds like it could be interesting, I bet it turns into an epic mess or sorts given the NBA lockout situation. Pres. Obama will no doubt have to weigh in on it when it’s millionaires vs billionaires arguing how to split billions.

      • 104 Me4obama
        November 18, 2011 at 6:59 pm

        Saintroscoe PBO already weighed in during the Jay Leno show.

        • 105 anniebella
          November 18, 2011 at 7:08 pm

          Since our President loves basketball, the players aren’t playing. Sounds like fun to me. Who knows we might even see the President play a minute or two.

        • November 18, 2011 at 8:32 pm

          Yes, POB has already weighed in on this , and if necessary for those who still did not get his remarks, I think he is capable to put his remarks in the appropriate terms again, if necessary. I really do not think POB will be worried about his weighing in on this again.

          Let those in charge( very impressive group in his team who are very capable) handle this one. Everything POB has in a positive manner coming his way, some gloom and doom person(s) comes out. Maybe we can just PRESS ON.HZ

      • 107 proudmemberofglobalzero
        November 18, 2011 at 7:02 pm

        I am a huge Mavs fan….here is one from two years ago that you might enjoy….Yes it is my own Jerry Stackhouse:

      • 110 utaustinliberal
        November 18, 2011 at 7:11 pm

        Str, don’t be such a debbie downer. Just enjoy the good news. Besides PBO already weighed in on the NBA lockout issue.

      • 111 Uche
        November 18, 2011 at 7:19 pm

        str…you lost me on that one.

      • 112 hopefruit2
        November 18, 2011 at 7:25 pm

        saintroscore it’s not going to be an epic mess. If the President had foreseen any controversy he would not have arranged this. Stop giving the media ideas to run away with. You know they lurk on this blog.

        • 113 Me4obama
          November 18, 2011 at 7:35 pm

          :lol: :lol: :lol: media lurk on this blog? I didn’t know that.

          • 114 hopefruit2
            November 18, 2011 at 8:24 pm

            The media is obsessed with anything “Obama.” Wouldn’t take them long to stumble across this site. Also, I’ve seen this site mentioned when some of the videos of PBO holding babies, and other interesting pictures were posted here. I’m sure Romney’s pals in the MSM check here daily to see what PBO is doing so he can imitate him if at all possible.

        • November 18, 2011 at 8:21 pm

          saintroscore, name the reasons in list format that will make in your words this to be”an epic mess.” What brings you to this conclusion? Also, why do we have to have the doom and gloom on all the great and wonderful things that so many positive people are becoming a part of? I just do not understand your thoughts on this one.

          No hard feeling,, I just do not follow your line of thinking. Thanks so much saintroscore. The MSM does enough of the “bash, and this is your negative moments, Mr. Presidents.” Can we stop those, please. Thank you so much.HZ

      • 116 Chi
        November 18, 2011 at 8:29 pm

        Sometimes Saintroscoe, it is okay to just let things play out…

        The pessimistic and cautionary projections over every single thing does get really tiresome and seriously stifles enthusiasm…

        Deconstructing political matters may be useful, but dampening every bloody piece of news by reeling out every single thing that could potentially go wrong – long before the event is actually finalized, can be overkill…

    • 117 theo67
      November 18, 2011 at 7:29 pm

      So nice to see the ladies on the list, too.

    • November 18, 2011 at 7:33 pm

      OMG, this is going to be a BLAST!!!! I love that this is a campaign FUNDRAISER!!!! Major PROPS to whoever dreamt this up!!

      CA-CHING!!!!

  20. 120 Me4obama
    November 18, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    https://donate.barackobama.com/page/contribute/o2012-decemberobamaclassic

    Breaking News from @Messina Basketball Greats Past & Present to play basketball for the Obama campaign in DC.

    • 121 jacquelineoboomer
      November 18, 2011 at 6:58 pm

      I belong to Athletics Anonymous, but even I know that’s a BFD! What a GREAT idea.

      • 122 EDP4BHO
        November 18, 2011 at 8:15 pm

        Jb, you are too funny…..”Athletics Anonymous”, but count me in right there with you. I’m just learning a bit about football :-D

  21. November 18, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Very telling about HuffPo. They’re in “interesting company” in that Breitbart, The Daily Caller, Drudge, and Fox also featured this video in the last couple of days.

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2011/11/right-wingers-are-showing-their.html

    • 124 hopefruit2
      November 18, 2011 at 7:09 pm

      Yes they are desperate. If the media is digging up for stuff to make a scandal they are going to be sorely disappointed because these past clips only make him seem all the more consistent and all the more admirable.

    • November 18, 2011 at 7:23 pm

      The cynic in me wonders what’s up?

      • 126 hopefruit2
        November 18, 2011 at 7:27 pm

        Trust me, PBO has folks who monitor those sites. If a youtube video from 2009 suddenly appears on many MSM outlets, you can be darn sure that the WH knows about it.

        • November 18, 2011 at 7:42 pm

          could someone clue me in here, am i missing something? i`m not understanding why this video is showing up everywhere now. What is up?

          • 128 hopefruit2
            November 18, 2011 at 8:34 pm

            This video was posted on Youtube over 2 years ago in early 2009, probably by a supporter of our President and has been there since. Yet it seems that someone from the MSM only discovered it recently and it has suddenly been shown on a number of sites, most notably right-wing or otherwise anti-Obama sites like drudge Breitbart, HuffnPuff, etc. Even Tweety showed it on his show today. As you know our MSM is centralized so that if a video shows up on one site, chances are you will see it on a number of different news sites and cable news.

            So we’re just having a chuckle about how desperate the MSM is, since they were clearly scouring the internet hoping to perhaps find something on the President that they could use against him or turn into a scandal, and they found this video. Not exactly sure what about it scandalous or controversial unless they are hoping to make it an issue about race since he is honoring a Black individual’s role in the Brown vs Board of Ed legislation as part of Black History Month.

  22. 129 dotster3
    November 18, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Chuck Todd finally said the words “President Obama” on the news tonight—-first time on the trip, as far as I can tell. After showing a pic in his Balinese shirt and a short interview with Hillary about Burma, he said, “President Obama heads to ______(can’t remember) and then home on Sunday.”

    • November 18, 2011 at 6:56 pm

      Chuck Todd goes overseas to talk about republicans and sports!
      Go look at his twitter updates?

      • 131 hopefruit2
        November 18, 2011 at 7:32 pm

        Well, his unfit body and sluggish brain simply cannot handle the change in time zone and jet lag, so he has no choice but to regurgitate the GOP talking points he’s being continuously fed on his blackberry from Comcast/MSNBC. I’m sure he, Snarl, and Norah probably slept through most of the President’s speeches abroad.

      • November 18, 2011 at 9:17 pm

        Jovie, thanks for your observation. I thought I was loosing it. That is all he does. I even mentioned to him about the very issue that you brought up.

        He has the assignment of a lifetime, and there he is giving out the score of a game and the odds of who is going to win etc. He should follow Newt. That would really be match up for Mr. Todd. What wasted moments in history. Sorry behind reporting.HZ

    • 135 theo67
      November 18, 2011 at 7:36 pm

      They should reimburse the taxpayers.

      • November 18, 2011 at 9:13 pm

        Big Time, theo67. This morning I had to dive for the remote to get Chuck from right in my face with that ad he has about being the one to give the people access to the WH. What an insult to the American people.HZ

  23. November 18, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Boomer asked in the previous thread for the link to Al Giordano’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/algiordano

  24. November 18, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    You know, watching this clip is reminding me what a different media climate we’re in now as opposed to as recently as 20 years ago. Can you imagine any network airing something like the “Black History Minute”, aside from BET or Centric? Now it’s all reality shows and infotainment.

    • 139 EDP4BHO
      November 18, 2011 at 8:18 pm

      Don’t even count BET in that aside, LL. Bob Johnson created it but left it a hot mess. They don’t even have news anymore.

    • November 18, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      You make a good point about the now vs. then posting of this 1991 video, Liberal Librarian. This was first posted back in the days when Turner Broadcasting stood for something meaningful as related to providing news and public service broadcasts. The fact that this old video clip is being re-posted all over the place now as if it’s some surprising “find” by the MSM leads me to suspect (like others on this blog are saying) that something must be up.

  25. November 18, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    DIKEMBE MUTOMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH MY GOD, I HOPE THEY TELEVISE IT!!!!!!!!

  26. 144 FiredUpInCA
    November 18, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Color me shocked:

    “The e-mail rumor mill is run by conservatives

    Of the 79 chain e-mails about national politics deemed false by PolitiFact since 2007, only four were aimed at Republicans. Almost all of the rest concern Obama or other Democrats, such as Hillary Rodham Clinton. The claims range from the slightly daffy (the White House wants to rename Christmas trees as “holiday trees”) to the serious (the health-care law will grant free medical care to all illegal immigrants).

    Snopes turned up 46 viral e-mails regarding Bush during his eight years in office. By contrast, in just four years as a candidate and as president, Obama has been the subject of 100 such chain e-mails. The difference is not just in number but in kind: Twenty of the 46 Bush e-mails checked by Snopes turned out to be true, and many of these flattered or praised him. Only 10 e-mails about Obama have been true, and almost every one of them has been negative.

    Emery estimates that more than 80 percent of the political e-mails that he’s vetted over the past 10 years were written from a conservative or extremely conservative point of view. “The use of forwarded e-mail to spread [false information] around is overwhelmingly a right-wing phenomenon,” he said.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/when-it-comes-to-e-mailed-political-rumors-conservatives-beat-liberals/2011/11/17/gIQAyycZWN_story_1.html

    • 145 hopefruit2
      November 18, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      Thank you FiredUp! This is very important and should go viral on Twitter and elsewhere. Too many people believe the nonsense they get from random chain emails and it’s disgusting. I think folks should be made aware of the agenda of these emails and also to check their “friends” who like to forward them such emails unquestioningly.

      Now off to Tweet.

      • November 18, 2011 at 7:41 pm

        Now that i stop and think about it, I bet that “gray Geezer brigade” email that MTMarilyn got yesterday is probably one of these too.

        • November 18, 2011 at 10:21 pm

          I wonder if I should send that report to the person who sent me that email. I am still upset over it but I am not letting me depress me like I did at first. We are going to Press On.

  27. 148 halo
    November 18, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Someone tell Tom Brokaw to shuttup.

  28. November 18, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    By Lynn Sweet on November 18, 2011 4:59 PM | No Comments
    WASHINGTON–Mayor Rahm Emanuel is heading into a big national blitz: a major speech for President Obama at an Iowa Democratic dinner in Des Moines and then a repeat of his defense of the Obama record on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday morning. On Monday night Emanuel is profiled on NBC’s “Rock Center,” in interviews taped in September and October.

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2011/11/rahm_emanuel_abcs_this_week.html

  29. 150 dotster3
    November 18, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    I thought this was interesting. I was mad I couldn’t remember the country Obama heads to on Sunday for my above comment, so I was googling his schedule after not being able to find it anywhere else—-and the only place I saw a mention was on WSJ’s Market Watch site. Still didn’t find out but saw this on the WSJ site: “The Congressional Republicans have declared it their top priority to keep President Barack Obama from getting re-elected and have been willing to sabotage every legislative effort to help the economy in order to achieve this. And if present trends continue, whichever one gets it—-presumably Romney—will lose to Obama next November.”
    Thought this was a rare truth coming from the WSJ and something I agree with. With all the Republican’s efforts to hurt Obama, obstructing everything, what they’ve really done is hurt themselves in the eyes of the voters.

    • 151 jacquelineoboomer
      November 18, 2011 at 7:40 pm

      Ya know, doster3, I don’t think that’s the first financial news site that has mentioned something like this. It is extremely unusual, I agree, and very, very telling.

      I’m not kidding … I sense a landslide.

  30. November 18, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Valerie Jarrett stopped by the Chicago HQ recently to share her memories of President Obama’s first campaigns and get us fired up for this one.

    http://www.barackobama.com/news/entry/snapshotnovember-17th-2011

  31. November 18, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Two young British men have been killed in US drone strikes against suspected militants in Pakistan’s tribal belt, according to reports from the country. The pair, both Muslims from London, are reported to have been killed in separate drone strikes two weeks apart in South Waziristan.
    One of the men has been named as Ibrahim Adam, 24, who fled from the UK with his brother four years ago, while both were the subject of control orders. The second is said to be Mohammed Azmer Khan, 38, the brother of another British Muslim, Abdul Jabbar, who was killed in a drone attack last year.

    http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/18/british-terror-suspects-killed-drone-pakistan?cat=world&type=article

  32. November 18, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    And chips,
    You counter is at 5500…

    Not bad.

  33. 157 meabloom
    November 18, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I found the cutest little video a few days ago. I don’t know if it’s be posted before but I thought I would share. I’m kinda early but so what.

  34. November 18, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    LOL with Rev. Al calling Mittens – WILLARD.

    HILARIOUS

  35. 169 P
    November 18, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Hey everyone. I’m already missing PBO…i know, I know we recently went on a country to country tour with our dearest Prez courtesy Ms. Chips; the Great….but I guess the past days have made me a bit greedy. I LOVE looking at him live especially when he makes important speeches. The videos and pics are sufficient (thanks to Chips and ALL my TOD family for creating the best Obama hang out spot in history) but ain’t it a treat to view live events. Boy o boy I wish we could follow our wonderful leader everyday as he embarks on his Presidential journey of EIGHT years as leader. I could only imagine how much sacrifice Michelle and the girls are making…..speaking of Michelle, I miss her toooooooooo…so freaking much!!!! I love PBO and FLMO sooooooo much and although I like to fool myself into thinking I love him as much as Miche does and I love her as much as he does (yeah I know..talk about crazy)……I have to be honest, it must be really HARD for both of them to be apart so much and so long(yeah I think that’s a long time). I know PBO is enjoying his visits doing his presidential thing but he must be craving his Sasha and Malia. I will always remember the story of then Senator Obama, breaking down into tears because he hadn’t seen his girls over a long period of time….that’s hard on any good dad yet he does it with grace. I LOVE PBO AND FLOTUS and I know you guys and gals feel the same way!!!! :D

    Cheers to the bestestestestestest President and First Lady EVER!!!! :D

  36. 171 carolyn
    November 18, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Those two videos…..1991 and the one with his family are wonderful. Thank you to those who have brought them to this good place. I hadn’t seen either one before.

  37. November 18, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Even 20 years ago, Our President was elevating and conscientious. There’s not ONE Teapublican that can come close to his character or integrity. From Newt the Pathological Liar to Booty Call Pizza Brain Cain to Romney the Silver Spooned Buffoon and the rest , President Obama has more character in his favorite cartoon than they ALL have in their entire collective existence.

    Intrinsically, as well as realistically and logically, this “competition” on who should be running THIS country at THIS time isn’t even close. It’s like an Impala (Obama) is racing against a bunch of 3 legged turtles with shells too heavy to hold them up…. and the latter is obviously and inherently pathetic.

    Now… if we can just make sure they don’t cheat and steal away the 2012 General Election that they KNOW they don’t have a chance in winning with “all things being equal”, everything will be everythang.

    OBAMA /BIDEN/ PROGRESSIVE DEM SUPER MAJORITY CONGRESS / 2012

  38. 174 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    November 18, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    RE; 1991 VIDEO…MY HOW THE TABLES HAVE TURNED AND NOW WE CELEBRATE PBO’S TIME IN HISTORY…AND 4 MORE FOR 44 IN 2012!

  39. 176 JER
    November 18, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    A few days ago someone requested a clip of the following comments PM Gillard. Sorry that I don’t remember who it was. But the clip or link is below.

    Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard joked druing a state dinner at Parliament House, Canberra that she wanted to make sure Barack Obama was well fed in her country.

    “Mr President, I also wanted to say to you we’ve been a little bit nervous about tonight, because my partner Tim really got a talking to from the First Lady when we were in Hawaii. She said to him that you often don’t eat because you are so focused on your work … and she wanted to make sure that we fed you well in Australia. So, the only answer to that was to make sure that you had a hearty meal, and to make sure that there are six to seven hundred witnesses so that Michelle will know that we have been feeding you well while you’re here,” Ms Gillard said.

    Video here:

  40. November 18, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    There’s an EXCELLENT NEW DNC AD EXPOSING mitt & perry’s “lazy” ad..

    Way to FIGHT BACK INstantly against Sociopathic LIES, DNC! Titled “OOPS”. I haven’t seen it posted here..sorry, I don’t know how to post vids so I’ll just give the link.

    http://thehill.com/video/campaign/194235-dnc-fights-back-obama-never-called-americans-lazy

  41. November 18, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Sooo will there be a Hip Hop BBQ after the Hip Hop B-Ball game? Fox News needs to know.

  42. November 18, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    I just want to say how much I enjoyed reading this entire thread, it was touching, funny and informing.. your post Chips and each comment too.

  43. 186 Jessica
    November 18, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Obama’s dreaming big again. He wants to raise a billion dollars and he might just get it.


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