Where TOD’s 2011 visitors came from.
From ‘The Obama Diary Annual Report’ WordPress emailed me tonight …. jeez, they make the blog sound like Bain Capital :???:
In order of visitors: 1 USA, 2 Canada, 3 UK
And the most popular post: so, you love the first lady? hey, you’re not the only one….. (link)
Thank you everyone for your support, I’d still be talking to myself if it wasn’t for you (although, I do that quite a bit any way).
Wooooooooooot! What a way to end 2011 and start 2012 ….. you ridiculously good people pushed us past our $10,000 target.
Happy New Year everyone, thank you for your company on this beautiful journey.
See you next year – ie tomorrow ;-)
Am i 1st?
Yes. You. Are.!
HAPPY NEW YEAR CHIPSTICKS!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TOD FAMILY!
I’m on the West Coast (Los Angeles) so I’m still waiting, but I can celebrate with all other celebrations!!! WOOOOO HOOOOOOO!
yea girl, we are the lucky ones…..we can celebrate several times zones before it becomes our turn! :D
No fair, I only get one chance! :( Seriously, it’s fine because I have no special plans anyway. :) I’m here alone – offspring went to a conference – and I’ll just chat with you guys until I get sleepy.
I’m in the Midwest, and I’ve had enough wine to know I may not be ringing in the New Year at midnight my time with y’all, so I’ll say it early: Happy 2012!
Oh lol Jacqueline….stay up please! I got home not too long ago and I had a glass of……I don’t know what the heck it is, cream of something, it’s 20% alcohol…left over from the 24th…….I bought this for company and wine and other liquors.
I feel light headed already….after one little glass…..that’s promising….lol I’m not a drinker, my body has tolerance zero it seem.
But it’s the holidays so it’s cool.
Au revoir 2011……
Happy New Year all you lovely people……and our amazing Chips…I wish you all the best for the new year!
Happy New Year to GGail, Tally, all the TODers on the West Coast, East Cost, North, South, Midwest…and our international friends!!
Congratulation Chipsticks, thank you for everything you’ve done, and Happy New Year to you!
YOU TOO HF2!!!
Happy New Year to you too hf and also to job before she falls asleep zzzzzzzzzz
JB, we will drink enough wine to bring it on in on the West Coast for you. Happy New Year to all of the coasts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HZ
We Love You, Chips and We Thank You For Our Haven(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Loving On Into 2012)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
D I T T O!
HZ and everybody else who’s drinking in … I mean anticipating … the New Year: I’m still awake (early New Year’s phone call from son did it – love that “kid”), so maybe I’ll have another glass of the bubbly with you!
Jacquelineoboomer, great. Happy New Year,2012 to you and your family. What a lovely son!!! My sibling and nieces are on another coast, so I just received my messages as well. I am between music, candles, and a little red wine. I always do my devotions and meditations in afternoon to help bring in the New Year.
A lot to be grateful for within and to ask for grace to so many who are without so much tonight. We will work hard to help POB balance it out for so many who are hurting. We Can Do This, I Do Believe. Love you all so much,HZ
HAPPY NEW YEAR HZ! LOVE YA!!
Happy New Year, GGail. I love ya!HZ
thx HF2 – happy new year to you too!
The night is still young here in Arizona. It is only 9:14! I have had some wine, but had pick up my brother from the airport this evening so didn’t have much.
Wow GGail. it is very early there. You are an hour earlier than Arizona. The night is very young for us and plenty of time to get ino some trouble with our troublemaker in chief HZ.
Now, Now. I heard that. But I also love my new title. “Troublemaker-In-Chief” I am being good tonight. I had to make sure that my typing was proper before that message came through from my loving brother. Then the nieces were checking on the slur in speech. Just teasing on that one. I am only following the doctor’s orders on the red wine. Appointment next week. Trying to be nice.HZ
HAPPPPPPPPP NEW YEARRRRRRRR….CHIPSSSSSS THE TOD FAM….POSTERS AND LURKERS ALIKE….LOOKING FORWARD TO 2012!!!
RE-ELECT THE PRESIDENT IN 2012!!!!
I AIN’T NO WAYS TIREDDDDDDDD…..
Happy New Year GGail. I’m on the West coast too, just south of LA, but was not on TOD last night. Had company until about 9:30pm, then my hubby and I talked and watched TV until the ball dropped at midnight, then we went outside to see our neighbor’s fireworks, which were awesome, and then went to bed by 1am.
Good jobs Chips for reaching and surpassing your fund-raising goal….you’re the best!. Wishing you all that you deserve in the new year!. Thanks for all you do.
Wow! Congrats Chips
Happy New Year.
Chips get some sleep!!! It’s late there!
Chips is even known and viewed in Fiji – and Northern Mariana Islands…don’t ask me where that is!! Girl, you are IT! Congrats.
:lol: I’m not too sure either Uche!!!
WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY over there in the Pacific Ocean :) OMG! You ARE A STAR! (We always knew that….looks like the whole WORLD knows what we do!
Very Happy New Year to the TOD family. Love you bunches!
On your map…they’re under “Oceana” :)
Congrats Chips! :D
Fiji is in the South Pacific, north and a little west of New Zealand….. South and East of the Solomon Islands. Much of WWII was fought in the vicinity, I’m told there are lots of wrecked ships to dive there, many marine reefs and ultra beautiful islands to explore.
There are 15 tropical North Mariana Islands , one of which is Saipan. There is a lot of corruption there. I learned from experience that it is one of the only places that you can send a Fed Ex to a post office box.
On the most popular post: I just love seeing The Happy Couple
I know GB – I just looked back over it and felt all happy. The way they look at each other makes me smile because there’s so obviously so much love there and that is a beautiful thing. :-)
Chips, can we have that song dedicated to our President and First Lady for tonight? I think Donna did it one night. “Something About Us”, Clay Aiken?
Happy New Year to all the TOD Family.
And thank you Chips for providing this wonderful hangout and informative library of Obama goodies that we all devour daily. I pray your 2012 is prosperous, mentally, physically and spiritually.
Way too impressive, TOD family.
Woo-hoo and a Howard Dean Yeeeeeeeaaaaaah! Congratulations Chips on hitting and surpassing the goal! I cannot thank you enough for this space that you’ve cared for. In the last threat, Hopefruit linked to the December 2010 TOD. The growth in comments and de-lurkers from then until now is astounding. In 2012 it’s only going to get better and better! I’m fired up!
It’s fascinating, isn’t it? That growth in just one year is very symbolic to me – and in a good way! :)
0.3% from Jamaica? That’s where I’m from (but not living). Where are my people? Are you all lurking?
Also, curious to hear from those from Seychelles. Very curious about that far far far away island. Its an island right?
It is an island of the Indian coast
It’s still only 9:30 here in MN so not New Years yet but happy new year to the rest of you who have eased over into 2012!
Chips – Congrats on taking over Obama World! You are THE BEST!
Happy New Year Chips and TOD friends. Chips I just added another donation to the link listed above.
Happy New Year COS. I just donated again too. I figure now that Donna and Chips have hit over 10,000 we can continue to donate to both and keep the totals somewhat even.
COS and Jackie – Happy New Year to you both, O’friends! Another great Obama-Biden year coming up!
And a special Happy New Year to CanadaBarb, if she visits tonight! Luv ya!
Happy New Year COS and Jackie. We are still waiting to ring the bell on the west coast. The best to all who have already welcomed 2012.
I second that HZ.
Happy New Year JO’B. Out with the old and in with the new, especially a new term for Obama/Biden.
I LOVE YOU TOO!!!!!
Happy new year! Good riddance, 2011!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO THE TOD FAMILY.
Wishing you and your family, a healthy, prosperous New Year!
Congratulations chips. . . YOU have surpassed the 6.5M mark. . .
Let’s do another 6.5 for our wonderful President and his family.
4 MORE FOR 44! WE ARE IN. . . AND PRESS ON!
Love you family. . . and good night!
Best of @OFA_IA Online: Your 1-stop source for all of the best from #TeamIowa as we prep for the #iacaucus! http://www.barackobama.com/news/entry/IA-best-of-iowa-online-caucus-prep-edition/
High energy in IOWA for Obama!
Thanks Jovie for keeping us posted.
thx jovie – tweeted
Wow, You’ve got the whole world in your hands!! (corny, I know, but it’s the first thing that I thought of!)
Isonprize, I think so, especially when our TOD Family has the “World’s Most Powerful Leader of the Free World,” Hecky, that is a powerful man to grab!!!! Hands on lightly., I mean our Beloved First Lady. We love you, Mr. President and we highly Respect you!!
“Ain’t No Stopping Us Now, We Are On The Move”!!!!!!! I will lighten up on the red wine(for my heart) and chill a little.HZ
I’m sure David Axelrod lurks here from time to time :)
Not to mention certain other key persons who shall remain nameless for now.
Hopefruit, oh yeah. Axe and Chica are best buds!!! Exchangin’ tweets, and all that!! :lol:
Here’s a flashback to get everyone #FiredUp, @BarackObama’s 2008 Iowa Caucus Victory Speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqoFwZUp5vc #iacaucus
If I bought something from the Obama store, is that considered a “Donation” to the campaign? Or does only money give at the “donate” button (or Donna or TOD fundraisers) count as donations?
Proceeds from the Obama Store go to the campaign just as the donations to the fundraisers like Chips and Donna goes to the campaign.j
Thanks Jackie. My money isn’t very long right now, so I wanted to make sure that I got in a few dollars to the campaign before the year was over. $10 to me is like $10,000 to some people (some ridiculously rich Rethuglicans…) so I’ve got to be very particular about where and how I spend it. But I HAD to put something aside for the campaign, It’s just too important!!
I’m going to try to put a little aside for Nancy Smash too. We simply must win back the house. She needs that gavel in her hand!!
Here’s our Nancy Smash on that very historic day with that all-important gavel:
That’s our Speaker to be brought back. We have to bring her back. We are ready to go!!!!!!!HZ
yes HZ and that big old gavel too! Go Nancy Smash!!!!! :-)
meta – Just saw your name and wanted to wish you a very Happy New Year! You are an inspiration!
$10 is just as important at $10,000. It is those small donations that are the foundation of the campaign. Don’t forget, there are so many other ways to help besides money. Staying informed, and sharing that information with others, is also extremely important. AND I agree, we must get Nancy back. HOPE you have a healthy and prosperous new year.
Happy new year!
What a fantastic and magnificent chart!
Raising my virtual champagne glass in toast to you Chips and my fellow global TOD peeps!!
Wishing a safe, happy, healthy, prosperous 2012 to one and all at this lovely, lovely site.
Thank you for the knowledge and the inspiration and the motivation.
My New Year’s Eve Checklist
Bubbly on ice? check
Black eye peas simmering on the stove ? check
The last 2011 OFA Donations done ? check
Bedroom slippers off – Marching shoes on ? check
Fired up and Ready to go ? check x 1,000,000,000!
Yes we can, we must and we will! Obama/Biden 2012
Peace and blessings y’all
“Information + Motivation = TOD”
Well said purpleshoes! happy & healthy 2012 to you & yours too!
My black eye peas are done and so is my chitterlings. I’ll cook my greens in the morning.
Same to you GGail! my greens are done… Doing the cornbread in the morning. Can’t wait to eat! :lol:
MADE A POT OF LIMA BEANS….CORNBREAD…COLLARDS….ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS….MADE A FEW COCKTAILS….FEELING WONDERFUL….HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE……
CAKE IN OVEN….
No you did not, prettyfoot58! Did you put the hamhocks in the lima beans or just lots of ham? Dinner at your home tomorrow should be a delicious eat.HZ
Mmmmmm. I LOVE lima beans!
My mother was from Indiana/Illinois and black eyed peas for New Years is a family tradition. No Chitlins, though. Cornbread, blackeyed peas and coleslaw.
That combo works too!
HAPPY NEW YEAR Jackie!
I see we’re gonna have some good eating from Coast to Coast!
Yes, indeed GGail. It all reminds me of the commericial of the tables with all of the beautiful foods and people from all over the world are gathered together. I love that kind of interaction. I believe that is what we have here within our TOD Family. I will think of each one here like that tomorrow, God’s grace permitting.HZ
Amen HZ, Amen
You know what Politico said a out the new poll?
Good news for Mitt Romney.
I am not kidding.
Jovie, could you please be positive for tonight?
Pretty awesome photos to remember 2011 with.
Thanks for bringing those to us, DF. Powerful moments. How much to be grateful for so many people. Elated that we have a great leader working on behalf of all people.
I can’t help but think of the moves, the phone calls, the arrivals to give comfort, the many decisions he had to make during so many of these happenings. We are so blessed to have such a leader as our President of the United States of America., President Barack Obama. We are grateful indeed as we come to a close of this year, 2011.HZ
You’re welcome, HZ. Pretty powerful stuff. I hope that you have a Happy New Year….can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by.
Thanks Desertflower. You also have a great and Happy New Year. Still waiting here in Cali. But it is a joyful time to be able to still be alive and communicating back and forth with beautiful people here in our TOD Family.
It is about 9:540 here. Lovely weather to bring in the New Year here as well.
Desertflower, you are in my book, so thoughts and prayers will be sent out. Love you back also.HZ
NDAA was #VETOProof. Pres would have been accused by GOP of not supporting the troops as they crushed his veto. He prevailed. VOTE GOP OUT!
America – help #PresObama protect our liberties from GOP tyranny – Here’s how http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1936 #DemocraticLandslide2012
On my way to “Watch Night” Service. I’ll be praying we all have a Blessed and Happy New Year;
Love, Peace & Joy! Alycée
Happy New Year to you Alycee. Peace!
Happy New Year to you 2 alycee. When prayers go up…
“Blessings come down.” I know where I will be eating tomorrow, GGail, Jackie and PurpleshoesLA. Sounds delicious. We have all, but had to have the yams, and the poundcake.HZ
Yum, Yum, yes HZ, you bring the yams and the poundcake and our table will be set. :-)
This map is fascinating, I can’t stop looking at it………..wow……it’s pretty amazing, so many countries…Chips you are a celebrity! lol
I am very proud of myself I kept my promise and donated all of my Christmas money to OFA
WAY TO GO!!!!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR PFWHI !
You too GG! And thanks!
Nice! Happy New Year, PFWHI….so glad that you’re here.
Awww thank you Desertflower, I am glad to be here happy New Year to you too.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Happy New Year rikyrah!
Happy New Year again, TOD family!
Just wanted to say to Yardarm: So glad you’re back. I love your posts and your insight.
Desertflower, thanks foe keeping an eye out!
Happy New Year, eveingeorgia :) I promised I would keep a look out for yardarm…I found him:) I must have been away when all the misunderstanding happened. I hope that all is well now.
Does anyone remember this moment from the 1984 Summer Olympics?
Cool. Which reminds me that 2012 is an Olympic year (London).
Oh yes! That was some kind of magnificent! I am so glad to see and hear it again.
That’s, thanks FOR keeping an eye out :)
Happy NYE everybody.
Thanks and the same you PFWHI!
Waving from diagonally across the world of India. I wonder who else here is from here.
Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to You All.
Hi, amk! Happy New Year :) Waving from Arizona…
Thanks dk. Kick some rethug az ass this year.
I hate the white on white background.
No problem :) Do you use Google Chrome? Would fix that problem…….
I hate gc from privacy issues and all the residual crap it leaves behind. Using FF but yet to find a work around for this problem.
sorry love…can’t help….:(
Happy New Year DF. Can you believe it is over 60 degrees tonight? Feels like fall instead of winter!
Happy New Year, Jackie :) BEAUTIFUL night out…well, it was a gorgeous day! Going to be near 80 tomorrow or Monday. I’ll take it.I hate to freeze.
Make sure you peek at the link I posted with the most powerful pictures of 2011….The Giant Phoenix Haboob is in there…looks awesome! even though it was a royal PITA!
I did see the pictures. That haboob was so strange. I work in the Collier Center (just in front of the US Airways Center and Chase Field. Looking out in that sea of gray and brown was so eerie. We sure had a lot of tragedy in 2011, but I have had so many people tell me they are really optimistic that 2012 will be a great year. I agree.
Keep your fingers crossed that this is a better year for everyone:)
Happy New Year AMK!
Thanks J4O. Let’s make 2012 a memorable one/
Happy New Year Amk! Yes we will make 2012 a great memorable year!
Thanks hf2. I wish you the same. Yes, We Can.
HAPPY NEW YEAR amk!
And HAPPY NEW YEAR – EAST COAST AND MIDWEST!!!!!!!
Thanks GG. :)
Wish you and your family the same.
For anyone that wants a good read on GG…GN posted this over at TPV. I would take the time to read it…what a charlatan he is!
Congrats on the data, Chips!!
Still early here but Happy New Year to all.
To Chips and all the TOD Family, Happy New Year and am looking forward to4 more years for 44. See you all in the morning.Chips you have one awesome blog here and congratulations on meeting your fund raising goals and all of the people who post here and the lurkers. I hope this makes sense, I have had a long day and ready to curl up with my puppy Megan.,
Good Night all and again HAPPY NEW YEAR. :) :) :)
:shock: Where in the World is (rubs out Wally)…. inserts TOD :shock: lol Amazing stats you put up there about this site. Not being bias *cough* but I like the Oceania stats in the North & South Pacific region who have been visiting! :oops: Ni sa Bula Vinaka Fiji!! I’m going to be a little random right now… and save the image and use it as my laptop wallpaper LMAO! :lol:
TOD Family… Thanks for the love earlier to one of my other posts. Just after midnight last night, my son and I lay in bed with the News on mute showing the display of fireworks coming from Samoa & Australia… and we welcomed the New Year in by reading his President Obama book he loves so much that I mentioned days ago (it has all these cool FYI stuff for Kids in there about POTUS as a child, college years, his mom, dad, grandparents… right through to his inauguration and other bits and pieces… with all these colorful pics… kids would really enjoy this book!).
After we read the book, I asked my son what was one thing he was grateful for as the 2012 New Year began… and he replied… ‘well its a tie between you and President Obama’………… :lol: I didn’t even want to ask him who he would choose out of the 2 if it came down to it :???: lmaooo in my mind… I have the slight edge on the pick….. but….. only in my mind…. his answer may have differed lol
So sweet! You’ve got a real diplomat on your hands there. :)
I know right! *hugs* theo67…….. Hope your 2012 has started off well for ya!!
adorable! But I HOPE he picked you!
*hugs* He sure did pick me! After our reading session, I allowed him to celebrate the New Year with some home-made motherly bribery :lol: He ate Peanut Butter & Choc Chip cookies + Milk before heading to bed hehehe
Good for you! You sound like a GREAT MOM :) Shower that son of yours with lots of love and hugs….they grow up too fast. I know, mine is 17 now…tall and handsome. I remember laying with him when he was young, and he’d tell me that he loved me so much. And I’d ask him if he’d still tell me that when he was a teenager. He’d always say, “Yes, Mom…even when I’m a teenager.” He kept that promise, and I’m so grateful that he did. Cherish this time!
I’ve been trying to find a video set to a song from a gospel singer with a deep, husky voice – I think it was originally from just after the election. Someone posted it here a few weeks ago, and I absolutely loved it. I think the title was something like “I trust in him”, but I can’t for the life of me remember what song and who was the artist. Anyone remember from my vague hints?
Happy New Year to you theo67!
Nope – that wasn’t it. But thanks for trying! Happy New Year to you, too, Christi!
Was it Marvin Sapp? I believe the song was “Never Would Have Made It”. The gospel singer is also a pastor in Michigan, he recently lost his beloved wife to cancer. I hope that’s it, Theo. Let me know. The montage was over ten minutes or so. Happy NYE 2012!
That’s it!!!! Thank you – I absolutely loved this video, even though it’s a long one (sad story for him, but the montage of President Obama is so touching). Thank you so much – I never would have remembered that one. Aaaahhhh… :)
Happy New Year!!
I gots to work tomorrow, so I”m off to bed b4 new year arrives. Happy New Year Everybody.
Goodnight lamh35. Rest peacefully and Happy New Year to you.HZ
Happy New Year Everyone!!
Happy New Year my friends!! …thanks for this amazing website :-)
Happy New Year everyone around the World~ I knew we were a United People here at TOD- but this is all so amazing. You are a hero Chipsticks for putting this together and growing it so inclusively~ Well Done and from the bottom of my heart, I thank you for providing this happy healthy place for all of us. This too is something our President has given us.. people connecting for the purpose of telling the truth and marking history with the real facts.. standing up together for whats right and good. You are all so amazing~ and I wish each one of you an absolutely spectacular 2012.
OMG Finally!!!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!!!! Waving red, white and black!!!!!! Let the party begin!!!!!
It’s been a while since I’ve commented on TODVILLE…..so happy!
It’s election year people so get your engines ready…..OBAMA2012!!!!! WOOT!!!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TOD FAMILY
President Obama Can Count on Me in 2012
And one quick extra Happy New Year to you, Donna!
Beautiful and precious. I love the still of a woman warmly embracing PBO and everyone else is grabbing his head, shoulders – people just want to touch his magnetic energy and vibrant aura
Thank you Donna!
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2 U 2!
Oh, Donna Dem. You got me crying like a baby now. What a powerful song to put with some powerful photos for a powerful President.
Thank U, Donna!!!!! Music, words, and photos will do to me everytime. Thank you so much, Donna!! Love you, and Happy New Year!HZ
Five minutes away from New Year’s on the east coast … even though I’m in the midwest, I’m gonna at least make it to midnight somewhere!
Happy New Year, everybody, and thank you, God, for giving us President Obama and Vice President Biden … whom we WILL get re-elected in 2012 by a landslide!
HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2012, TOD WORLD(LOOK WHAT YOU STARTED, CHIPS)!!!!! HAU’ OLI MAKAHIKI HOU~!!
RESOLUTION: FOR PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TO BE RE-ELECTED!!
Cha, 100% with you on that. Happy New Year!!!!
Anniebella and Cha, yes we have his back. We will bring him a win with every fiber within our hearts and souls. I plan to work by little old, but fine self off for our President. We will do this together. We Have To!!!! HZ
And my two year old pug jenny sez a happy new year too.
Awww,..Happy New Year Jenny.
Thanks gb. She is happy today since my mom spoiled here thoroughly already.
Happy new year to you and your family.
Happy New Year amk4obama!! Also to you pug, Jenny. HZ
Jenny joins me in thanking you and wishing you a happy, healthy & prosperous new year.
Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy 2012 everyone!
Happy New Year Everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The New Yorkers are even more excited this year.
Happy New Year to all the folks on this site. Hope you have a year ahead fill with blessings for you and your family.
Happy New Year Robert & the same to you and your family!
From all of us on the campaign, thanks for an amazing 2011—and here's to an even better 2012. #Obama2012
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 1, 2012
From all of us on the campaign, thanks for an amazing 2011—and here's to an even better 2012. #Obama2012
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 1, 2012
hny from atlanta tod family
Watched the countdown on ABC. (Ugh, I noticed a romney 2012 in Time Square)
Happy New Year everyone! OBAMA/BIDEN2012
It goes without saying that most NYCers support President Obama so they don’t need to bring signs to make a political statement when they are celebrating their New Year. It’s a desperate Romney fan who would think of bringing a sign to an apolitical event.
No this was a huge sign up where the ball dropped. Must have cost a bundle. But probably peanuts for someone that thinks nothing of betting $10,000. Other ads were up there. I saw Budweiser right after that.
In that case it sounds like a Koch-funded propaganda effort. Still an act of DESPERATION, and will probably do more to hurt Romney than help him.
Ann_T, I saw the romney 2012 sign, I imagine his Bain buddies or his Wall St. buddies put it there. That’s okay, he have that memory to console him when Barack Obama is re-elected.
Woo Hoo Happy New Year to the TOD family.
2011 was the year Americans, actually the world, got to see first hand what the GOP has become. Only the extreme fringes want to see these people take control.
2012 is the year the world says, collectively, ‘Hell no you don’t!’ to Teabaggers and Republicans alike.
We got this!
Buckle up, we may be in for a bumpy ride, but as the president says, ‘I’ve never been more confident that, as a country, we will get there.”
Perfect! Happy New Year to all!!
Sticking my head out the window. HELL NO, we are not going to take it anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy New Year everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not sure why Seattle fireworks are going off at 9:00pm, but it makes me feel like a little snooze on the couch in front of the Christmas tree, still a long way to go out here, while those Aussies and Kiwis are wrapping up January first in a little while! See y’all tomorrow! Very glad it is 2012, very glad indeed! Blessings to all!
I just heard a bunch of pop, pop, pops as I was laying here in bed and flipping between Archer on FX and Jaws # 24567894 on Spike. I almost fell outta the bed I was so startled. I was like :’oh shit! WTF??!! Are those gun shots?! What? How is that possible? There’s more security here than at the airport!’ then I happened to glance at the time on my device and noticed it was after midnight. Yikes! That’s what happens when you stay home watching the Jaws marathon all day. :eek: anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR, TOD!!!! :lol:
LOL! Happy New Year lisa! I’ve also been watching the Twighlight Zone marathon on Sci-Fi all day and just took a break around 10:30PM to tune in to Dick Clark and the the ball drop.
Happy New Year, Lisa!!! You got me listening to Whitney Houston,”The Bodyguard”, and dancing to “I’m Every Woman.” Everything is going to be just fine for us in 2012.!!!!!!! Thanks for all that you bring to us here at TOD, Lisa. I really do thank you for lifting my spirit and making me laugh when I want to sometimes just cry. Love you back also, Lisa. Happy New Year!!HZ
HAPPY NEW YEAR lisa!
Happy New Year!!!!
Happy New Year Walking on Sunshine. Thanks for all you bring to the family.HZ
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO OUR FIRST FAMILY .
Agreed…a very Happy New Year to our First Family! :)
oh i’m so glad it’s new years somewhere here cuz i’m not going to be able to stay up to much lon-
(hny! – thx chips!!! nite everybody)
Nite a4alice, and a very Happy New Year!!! Sleep tight.HZ
Happy New Year to everyone here at TOD! It’s not quite 2012 in my neck of the woods (Alabama) but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to keep my eyelids open for another 32 more minutes. If not, let me just say a few things: First, congratutions Chipsticks on those amazing stats. You are unbelievable girl! Second, let me add that I’m so glad I was able to find a little extra cash today to donate to both Chips and DonnaDem4Obama’s fundraising pages to help push them over the top — at least until they raise their goals again. :) Finally, I consider the people here at TOD to be my second family (all of you around the world). May each of you have a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year as we continue to work to hard to make 4 more to 44 a reality. Obama/Biden 2012!
Happy New Year newcenturywoman. So beautifully stated. HZ
What a dynamic, global, engaging community – glad to be a TOD’ville citizen. Many thanks, Chips! Best wishes for a grand and delightful year to everyone.
A new year joke stolen from BJ.
Ole’s car was hit by a truck in an accident. In court, the trucking company’s lawyer was questioning Ole.
‘Didn’t you say, sir, at the scene of the accident, ‘I’m fine, ?’ asked the lawyer.
Ole responded, ‘Vell, I’ll tell you vat happened. I had yust loaded my favorite mule, Bessie, into da…..’
‘I didn’t ask for any details’, the lawyer interrupted. ‘Just answer the question. Did you not say, at the scene of the accident, ‘I’m fine’?
Ole said, ‘Vell, I had yust got Bessie into da trailer and I vas driving down da road… ..
The lawyer interrupted again and said, ‘Judge, I am trying to establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the Highway Patrolman on the scene that he was just fine. Now several weeks after the accident he is trying to sue my client. I believe he is a fraud. Please tell him to simply answer the question.’
By this time, the Judge was fairly interested in Ole’s answer and said to the lawyer, ‘I’d like to hear what he has to say about his favorite mule, Bessie’.
Ole thanked the Judge and proceeded. ‘Vell, as I vas saying, I had yust loaded Bessie, my favorite mule, into da trailer and vas driving her down da highvay ven dis huge semi-truck and trailer ran da stop sign and smacked my truck right in da side. I vas trown into one ditch and Bessie vas trown into da other. I vas hurting real bad and didn’t vant to move. However, I could hear Bessie moaning and groaning. I knew she was in terrible shape yust by her groans’. ‘Shortly after da accident da Highway Patrolman, he came to da scene.. He could hear Bessie moaning and groaning so he vent over to her’..
‘After he looked at her and saw her fatal condition he took out his gun and shot her right ‘tween da eyes.
Den da Patrolman, he came across da road, gun still smoking, looked at me and said, ‘How are you feeling?’
‘Now vut da hell vould YOU say?
Mwah Ha Ha! Indeed.
I haven’t eaten, showered or brushed my teeth since last year. Do I need an intervention? Please advise.
:) No. You need an agent! That was funny :)
A bit late but Happy New Year everyone. Glad to see Barbados represented. We strongly support your (our) President.
I have 13 more minutes to wait and the fire crackers are going wild here. …..So let me say Hello World!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE love you all. Come join us. It is wondeful that people from all over the world come to see Chips and TODville. No one can say that the world doesn’t love our President. Thank you.
There’s some juicy ones in here! Mitt’s going to be sorry he ever opened his mouth!
Lawd Have Mercy!… Robin Thicke just sayin ;)
He was gettin down.
OMG! I’ve been living in a cave! I loved that song! He doesn’t look like his voice sounds, though….this was an awesome way to ring in the New Year! Thanks anotherslyfox :) Let me get some wine and watch that again…..
I just figured out that this is Alan Thicke’s son…looks JUST like him!
But finer and can sing his tooch off :)
OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !
I was so surprise to learn that Robin Thicke’s father is Allan Thicke who was on Growing Pains. I think I am right.
anniebella :) I just figured that out, too! He looks like his dad :)
Yep Allan Thicke is his father and Gloria Loring from the soap opera Days of Our Lives is his mother.
You are just a PLETHORA of information tonight! REALLY???? Good genes!
The woman in the video is his wife and long time love, Paula Patton, who is ciurrently co-starring in the latest Mission Impossible that just came out. Check out his three previous albums; especially the first one that has ‘Lost without You’ that was a big hit several years ago.
Thank you, CEB :) They are adorable together…
Just woke up from hearing all the fire crackers going off and decided to check back in at TOD’s place one last time tonite. You’re right Anniebella, Robin Thicke is Alan Thicke’s son.
After discovering that hot video a week ago, it took me awhile to get used to the idea that someone who sings so soulful could be the son of the TV dad from Growning Pains. lol. But hey as DD4O said, “Lord Have Mercy.” :) Also, I’m a little too old to be looking at these young folks video music, but I discovered another new and upcoming R&B sensation while watching Thicke’s “Love After War.” It’s a young guy named Luke James who takes you back to the days of Marvin Gaye. If “Love After War” helps wake you up for the New Year, then this one will definitely make you want to go to bed. ;) It’s called “I Want You.”
(I hope this video posts here)
That’s a good one, too :) I’m expanding my musical horizons here…love that ! Thanks for the introduction, NCW
Well, I’m not as hip as I thought I was because this is the first that i have heard of this young artist. Thanks much, will check him out on Itunes.
A prosperous and blessed New Year to Chips and the entire TOD family. You all were in my prayers as I embraced the new year with all its implications. Thank you for allowing us, the international PBO supporters, to be part of this inspiring experience.
By the way Chips, my island, Montserrat, has been omitted from the ‘Where did they come from chart?” Can this be rectified?
Thank you PrayerWarrior. I hope you can get your island up there. God bless you, I am adding that prayer right along with you.
I have to come out of lurking status to say: HAPPY NEW YEAR TOD FAMILY and Thank You Chips for ALL you do!!!
Happy New Year Boazwife!!
Happy New Year! No more lurking…New Years resolution ! Welcome, Boazwife :)
Happy New Year. Thanks for coming into the light of the TOD family!
HAPPY NEW YEAR Boazwife and WELCOME to this side of the curtain :-)
Wow Chips will need to raise that fundraising goal. With your help Chips and I together raised over $2,000.00 for the President’s re-election in the last two days of 2011.
One heckuva job TOD Fam!!!
Good Night Everyone
Happy New Year to all the TOD family from your Montana family. We are all going to do great things in 2012. Time for bed. See you in the morning.
Happy New Year, MTmarilyn!!! You have a wonderful evening. We still have about 35 min. to go. I feel within my spirit that we are going to have a beautiful year in 2012. HZ
Happy new year, tod!
You’ve kept me sane in 2011!
Thank you so much.
HP commenters are freaking out right now after Arianna decided to change the headline on the front page from “Obama signs NDAA and issues signing statement” to “OBAMA SIGNS BILL ALLOWING FOR INDEFINITE DETENTION OF AMERICANS” It’s hilarious how few people actually read articles or bills and just read headlines.
My opinion on NDAA:
On the indefinite detention provision itself:
It’s truly atrocious and a disgrace to the Constitution. Whether or not it applies to Americans, the fact that it’s even being talked about is bad enough. The language leaves WAY too much wiggle room for a future far-right administration to do something like round up Americans and put them away indefinitely with no trial. It’s encouraging the Obama administration will not use this provision, but it doesn’t change the law itself. The Obama administration and, more importantly, the American people need to make sure that this provision is not in the 2013 NDAA by pressuring Congress (both parties are equally to blame, so tell your socialist cousin and your Tea Party uncle to call and write nonstop).
On President Obama signing it:
He really had no choice here. Had Obama not signed it, our troops would not be paid or properly protected for the beginning of the year. This is the defense budget for the entire year. Had he done that, he would be absolutely pounded by the right for “not wanting to pay our troops”, and would leave the door wide open for a GOP White House in 2012, meaning a conservative Supreme Court that would uphold that provision in case they wanted to use it (It has way more than enough support to override a veto).
It was smart to sign it and issue a signing statement. He’s a long-term thinker, and this gives us at least a year to try to get this provision out and prevent a wingnut from using/abusing it.
Anyways, Happy New Year!
What a smart take on this whole thing! Funny, I never remember such a fuss over this before. Never in all my years. It always seems to be a catch 22, doesn’t it?
Happy New Year!
Bonne Année !
Feliz año nuevo!
! سنة جديدة سعيدة
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! from Los Angeles, California
May blessing rain down on Chipsticks and my TOD brothers and sisters everywhere in the WORLD and especially on our beloved President, his family and his Administration!
Happy New year Chips an all the TOD family. WHOA Chips congratulations 5.4 million that’s more than the votes that most of the Congressmen/women and Senators that are holding this country hostage with them blocking everyhting the Presidnts wants to do to improve this country. Thank God is 2012 and we will surely vote them out of office. We will continue to PRESS ON Thanks agian Chips for this site that gives us the truth and love.
Happy New Year To My TOD Family and our First Family~~ It is official on the westcoast!!!! HZ
“In the end, it’s not the years in your
life that count.
It’s the life in your years.”
Happy New Year, HZ, and everyone. This just feels like it’s going to be a fantastic year.
Happy New Year, theo67!! Yes, I feel like it is going to be a ‘shout at times’ and a ‘gentle whisper at other times’, but with listening ears and sweet and passionate hearts and minds to do what will be right for and with our wonderful President and his Administration. It is going to be a “fantastic year” as you stated, theo67!!!!! HZ
Happy New Year from the west coast to everyone. All good wishes to our President and his wonderful family!
“Our goal was by the end of this year to be ready for whenever it ended,” he said. “We’re ready now.” Messina said
Nor will Messina talk about the technological bells and whistles that have been undergoing testing in a few states and will soon be rolled out across the country. What he will say is: “We’ve always believed that 2011 was about building the strongest grass-roots campaign in modern history, and we’re on track to do that. . . . I believe we’re going to be better, faster and more focused on the ground.”
Here we go!
Yup! Here we go, theo !
Yes, see DF says it as well. We are ready out here on the westcoast and every coast for that matter, Mr. President.!!!!!!!!!HZ
WEST COAST reporting for Duty!
Happy New Year from Canada’s westcoast, Vancouver, BC
Happy New Year canadabarb4obama!!!! We are ready, Mr. President.HZ
Good morning HZ and Happy New Year to you!
Good morning canadabarb. Happy New Year to you!
Happy New Year, TODers! I’m still up here in GA. I dropped in earlier but didn’t post a comment, and I’m glad I did because it was a reminder to make a donation to PBO’s re-election campaign. I can always depend upon TOD to keep me informed on the latest political doings and to remind me to donate to PBO. Chips and TODers, you’re wonderful, fierce, excellent, intelligent, forward thinking people, and I love ya!!!!
Happy New Year Chipsticks and The Obama Diary bloogers. I look forward to blogging, reading and viewing all stories for 2012. I wish you and your family nothing but the best for this year.
From Suzette (0.3% Jamaican)
Wishing all TODers a healthy and prosperous 2012! What an eventful year 2011 was, looking forward to all the ‘surprises’ of 2012 – a leap year.
Belated Happy New Year, my beloved TOD’ers!!
vitaminlover, I’ve missed you! How are you doing? Hope all’s well?
Doing most excellently, Chips. Had to be out of town for a few days to get our youngest daughter settled in her new place. So trying to catch up with my most favorite blog. Hope that your New Year is fantastic all year long!
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