Amazing. Love her
Congrats on your FIRST-ness! B-)
She was going strong at 25 pushups!!! Another 1st for our fantastic First Lady.
Right on Bobfr, she is fantastic isn’t she?
You guys catch the like challenge going on with FLOTUS and Ellen. I know they were just acting but it was funny.
Thanks Chips! Love the Closer!
Now those are some bad ass shades on a FLOTUS who kicks ass!
She shows us and the world that being healthy is fun and adds a vital quality to life.
I am convince that the haters are jealous. We have a wonderful First Lady. One that I am very proud of.
Not only don’t the GOP don’t have a candidate to compete with POTUS, they don’t have any wife of the candidate to compete with FLOTUS. Love my FLOTUS.
Not one of those wives are genuine – they are all playing a part, and it’s very transparent.
FLOTUS have shine like a star in L.A.
Woah. Be afraid Jan Brewer. Be veree afraid! Just like her husband, there’s nothing our FLOTUS can’t do! Luv it.
Link below is news coverage from our local TV station regarding FLOTUS’ visit to Inglewood and promoting healthy grocery store in underserved community. No reason why our urban communities shouldn’t have access to healthy food too!
Brilliant, thank you PurpleShoes – heading to that link now
What an awesome First Lady we have!
haha Make that Calling secondsies!
First?? Rewards of staying late at work.
The competition continues…. lol
i know. i don’t think i can do more than….3?
She is my hero. I can and will do better. I bet this is one reason why her arms are so beautifully toned.
Just commented on the previous thread. She’s so charming — can’t help but love her. I loved the Jay Leno interview, especially the segment talking about her singing husband and her oh-so-classy comment about Willard’s attempt. Couldn’t have been more perfect. She’s gonna be unstoppable (once again) on the campaign trail. Go FLOTUS!
Love both of them!!! Is Ellen really 54?!
I agree both women are terrific. I looked Ellen up on imdb.com. She just turned 54….dob: January 26, 1958.
Damn! She looks great, too!
That’s just amazing, if I look one quarter as good at that age then …. oh, forget it, it won’t happen!!
They did FULL push-ups, too — no knee bent stuff. Awesome.
First! 6 days before my bday?!?
HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY!!!
In case I space…..
Your bday must be the 7th, Mac. Happy Bday in advance. My bday is the 8th. Our bdays are close! When my husband was alive and our kids were kids and home with us February was quite the celebration month. I kicked the month off with my bday, then there was Valentines Day followed by my husbands birthday shared with George Washington the 22nd of Feb. followed by our third child’s bday on the 23rd. We used to kid about her being his bday gift. It was one big celebration month!
Yup! That sounds like one big celebration. Yall could have renamed the month “Celebration”, but “February” is already pretty cool since it has fewer days than any other month! lol
Oh you gotta luv Ellen and FLOTUS was on her A game as usual.
I can’t wait to see the whole interview.
Thanks sosena and Chipsticks!
What up TOD fam.
Damn guys this Don Cornelius death really saddens me. It’s like losing a fam member. Two thing you’ll find at any Black wedding…a preacher and Soul Train line.
This might just be the best article I’ve read on the impact of Don Cornelius.
‘Soul Train’s’ Don Cornelius put one nation under groove
And for anyone who cares to know, BET is showing the documentary Soul Train:The Hippest Trip in America. And Centric will be showing classic Soul Train shows starting tonight at midnight!
I’ve seen that Soul Train documentary before — it’s a really great film. I grew up watching Soul Train, and have danced many a Soul Train line. Damn. RIP, Don Cornelius — Love, Peace, and Soooouuuulllll!
May Don Cornelius Rest in Peace. I loved Soul Train and I am not African American.
He was an icon. It’s very sad losing him. May he rest in peace.
The best way I can describe it is in the words of Cedric the Entertainer.
“Any African American gathering, it was official you had to close it out with a prayer and a Soul Train line. You gotta give it up to Jesus, and then Don Cornelius.”
Seriously. I could go on and on…lol
It is like losing a family member. Soul Train was “MUST SEE” TV every Saturday morning in our household. Probably dating myself, but it came on right after the Jackson Five’s cartoon TV show. My cousin got on Soul Train once back in the day; she saw the O’Jays perform “For the Love of Money”. She was just so insufferable after that!
RIP Don, it WAS a “stone gas” honey, and as always in parting, we wish YOU love, peace and soul.
I remember watching American Bandstand and Soul Train on Saturday Mornings.
That was amazing !!! And I’m Embarrased I can’t even do half of that *sigh* Love her
I can press down, no problem. Push up? Forget about it…
If you're poor, die already #NewKomenSlogan #RomneyKomenDoctrine— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 02, 2012
@MittRomney – In his own words is NOT concerned about the poor or the middle class Video – youtube.com/watch?v=T34KR0… #LandslideOBAMA2012 #VOTE— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 01, 2012
She just aced the push portion of the Air Force PT test. Go Miche!
She sure did. 18 minimum for under 30 and she’s 48 (and I’m sure she can do at least 20 more). I’m 22 and I’m in the 30-33 range for push-ups.
Michelle Obama is amazing! She didn’t look winded or tired. I think she could do 100 pushups!
I’m just now reading posts and following links. Chips, did you see the picture of the dog at DogsAgainstRomney.com? They’re calling it Crategate. You probably already posted it. I’m behind, but in case you haven’t I liked the St. Bernard
I feel so good about the political process right now. The President has the chance to talk about what he wants to do, to take all the steps he can and he is the loving, caring, competent contrast to the GOP meltdown in the primary. I think low information voters are waking up. And the best news to me is that once people understand that the media hasn’t been giving him a fair shake, I think they will question what they hear in the future and hopefully look for better sources of info. I think this is happening on the left as well as the middle. I don’t know about the right. The far right/Libertarian agenda is out in the open and people like the President and Elizabeth Warren are explaining that government is necessary and provides so much to the average person.
I love my girl, sorry First lady Michelle O!
Wow – I had a hard day at work! So exhausting
And now I come home and see all these lovely diaries with goodies !! What a picker upper, to see FLOTUS doing her thing! I wish I could get a big hug from her! I bet one hug, and everything feels like it’s going to be ok!
Hope everyone had a good day! Now I’m off to go read some of the earlier diaries!
Our First Lady can KICK SERIOUS ASS!!!
“…..cuz I know you have back issues…” LOL, too funny.
I love that shirt she’s wearing.
On another post, she’s wearing an argyle sweater. Does anyone know what brand it is?
Red and tan? J. Crew. One of my favorites
Don’t mess with FLOTUS. She could hurt you if you messed with her stuff.
Jan Brewer should watch the F@#k out, messin’ with FLOTUS’s man and stickin’ her finger in his face…she’ll drop kick her and that old wind bag won’t know what hit her.
I saw something yesterday about the President being able to bench press 200 lbs. I think he shouldn’t be messed with, either.
Man oh man. First Lady is just fit. I am so ashamed I probably couldn’t do one push up. The President says she’s in better shape than he is. How can you be against what Michelle stands for — healthy eating and exercise for a better life? Oh, you can if you’re a republican.
Ok someone should send this clip to Jan Brewer. She’ll get the message.
Ha, so true Proud!!!!!
A better shot would be the one from Jay Leno where she looks like she knocked out Al Roker. Kick box that Jan Brewer!
FLOTUS is so fit.
There she goes again… being her amazing self.
Just catching up on all TOD’S news…Our FLOTUS Rocks!!! She’s just genuinely beautiful inside and out…Love and admire her.
LL…Wow!! great read.
Show of hands – how many got down on the floor after watching that to see how many you could do?
I did one lol
I did mine mentally – got to eight, but only because I interrupted myself to answer you
I needed that!
I am so glad that I decided to do Zumba today. Otherwise I would be feeling really bad. I still can’t do push ups like our wonderful First Lady.
I can do lady push ups by bending my knees but not the regular push up…not at all.
I didn’t because I already know and trust me it’s very sad..lol
Tally, if I had gotten down, I might not have gotten back up.
Not me! There is no way I could do more than just one. I am simply in awe of the FLOTUS! She is just so fit. Once again another Obama who put her money where her mouth is!
I tried Tally. But needed this to get me off floor:
Chips, now that’s funny ,Lol
lol Tally…I am still thinking about it…:-)
I just received the attached in my email.
Do you remember where you were on Inauguration Day?
I do. It was bitter cold in D.C. and we met up very early — 5 a.m. It was still dark that January morning when we left to go witness history together.
That day was proof that anything really is possible.
All those nights talking about it, waiting, working for Barack Obama and others who had paved the way before him — and it was here. Our community had come together, and our candidate was about to move into the White House. We hugged strangers and danced in the street. We were freezing, but we didn’t care — this day had come.
The pride we felt wasn’t just about the color of his skin, or my own.
It was about a candidate who stood up for people in the middle class and those struggling to get there — someone who skipped the corporate career path to start working on the South Side of Chicago, helping jobless workers in the shadow of a closed-down steel mill.
African Americans have a huge role to play in this campaign because we intend to finish what we started. When people ask why we should elect President Obama again, it’ll be up to us get his back, tell the story of what he has done to help our community, and then sign them up for the work ahead.
Today, as our nation kicks off African American History Month, the campaign is launching African Americans for Obama. Will you join?
When President Obama took the oath of office, our economy was losing jobs at a record pace. He inherited a system that allowed a shrinking number of people to get ahead while the rest of us fell behind.
So he went to work for an economy where hard work, not just wealth, is rewarded. And despite some very real challenges, we’ve seen progress that reflects our shared values as a community:
— Secured $3.4 billion to support more than 1,100 contracts and financings for African-American businesses through the Minority Business Development Agency.
— Invested $2.5 billion in HBCUs and minority-serving institutions and doubled funding for Pell Grants their students rely on.
— Saved more than 1.4 million jobs in the auto industry alone, which supports tens of thousands of middle-class jobs for African Americans.
— Passed the Affordable Care Act, extending health coverage to 7 million more African Americans and investing billions in community health centers.
— Passed a payroll tax cut for 18.5 million African-American workers.
— Invested in education and early learning programs like Head Start.
— Put in place protections against unfair practices by payday lenders and check cashers — predatory businesses that disproportionately target African Americans.
— Helped more than 57,000 African-American families get permanent mortgage modifications; required mortgage companies to offer 12 months of forbearance to qualified unemployed borrowers; and assisted more than 1 million Americans with rental costs, moving costs, and utility bills through the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program.
If that doesn’t get you going, remember we’ll be facing an opponent who could not be more out of touch with the needs of our community. Yesterday in Florida, Mitt Romney said, for the second time, that we shouldn’t step in to stop fraudulent foreclosures, and he’s previously said that if he were president he would allow investors to come in and make a quick buck instead.
In some ways this election is more important than the last.
Throughout the campaign, you’ll be able to join your local neighborhood team as a barber shop and beauty salon captain, congregation captain, or black business captain, or organize at your historically black college or university.
African Americans for Obama will be our Obama family for the next nine months, and beyond that for a second term. Sign up here:
Operation Vote Deputy Director
Obama for America
P.S. — The President has some words for us on the launch of African Americans for Obama. Watch his message, sign up, and then pass this email on to your friends and family who should get involved, too.
I’m waiting for my Sexy Little Cherokee/Choctaw/Irish/Scots/Native California Girls For OBAMA email.
AND EVERYONE IS INVITED TO MY PARTY!!!!!
Wow. These are some wonderful facts to have at hand. One can whip it out to the naysayers like Maxine Waters who say he hasn’t done anything for the minority community.
Wouldn’t you just love to hand that to her personally so you could see the look on her face first hand????
I am going to print it out and fax it to L.A. and D.C. office.
you ROCK JoJo!!!
Thanks Nospin. You made me cry. This little white girl was sitting in Colorado watching and crying. Our team was calling each other up and bawling like babies. I listened to every word he spoke and took it to heart. I stepped back up and started working again–to pass health care, repeal DADT, worked on the Dream Act (this year it passes) elected a Dem. Senator–got my picture taken with the President!!! Now my team is really stepping up and finding all of our volunteers and working to make sure we have four more years with this great President. Thanks for ending my day fired up and ready to go! Thanks! Yes We Can!!!!!!!
I can do 50 straight knee push-ups.
1. Sit sideways on the couch with my legs stretched out in front of me (knees straight).
2. Count to 50 while gently pushing down a cup of ice cream.
ha! i can do a hundred of those!
OMG! I think we may have been separated at birth!
My long lost sister, I love you!
I can do that in my sleep without breakin’ a sweat.
You gals must be ashamed of yourselves. Follow the flotus’ footsteps, for pete’s sake
(wipes the cream cake smudges off the face)
Whoa shiiiiiiiit…. no wonder POTUS don’t mess with her! She kicks ass! I sent that video to my friends already! She would put other P.M Wives and First Lady’s around the World to shame with that. America is so lucky to have such a great First Family. I’m envious Since Robney is trying to copy POTUS in everything from clothing to singing (epic fail!)… I really can’t see Anne getting down doing push ups *dead*
And on that note I am heading to the gym
And Mrs. Obama is doing the full push ups, not the ones where you can be on your knees.
Right I am old enough to be her daughter and I can’t do that many, well that is going to change
We can anticipate full declaration of civil war within the GOP tomorrow. If as rumored, the Trumpster is endorsing the Newt, in the context of the Newt’s comments yesterday evening, these guys are going to attack Romney way more viciously than already.
In what may go down as one of the weirdest post-primary speeches ever, Gingrich seems to declare war on the GOP bit.ly/zqh9FU #p2— Lamont Cranston (@LCranston1939) February 02, 2012
RT Agree @neilpX: @LCranston1939 It may not sound so weird after hearing the one with Trump tomorrow :)— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 02, 2012
And, let’s face it, we know Trump wants to build the first #Moontel
The only problem with all of this rage among Republican candidates and RWNJs like Donald Trump is that there may be rage left over when the “winner” (aka the loser who lost less) has to compete with President Obama.
None of this is good.
I am terrified that the GOP are being intentionally batshit insane so that everyone else will think PBO has this one in the bag, and stay home.
NO ONE STAYS HOME.
THAT IS ALL!
MAKE IT SO!
Let’s take over every city bus and all taxicabs to get people to the polls in November. We CANNOT lose this one.
JO, I am totally in with your pledge! “We CANNOT lose this one.” I will willingly put my car in carpool to help in transporting people without transportation to the polls.
I don’t think they’re that clever. They believe this stuff and their egos are so inflated they think they’ve got it in the bag. Most people I talk to are scared to death of this crowd and will rush to the polls to make sure their illness doesn’t spread.
And no one better forget it. We will work our fingers to the bone, wear out our shoes walking. I am not exaggerating . That is what it will take.
Tally, you are so right also all in the TOD Community should set up call centers in each city and town. To help people get to the polls who don’t have transportation, have volunteer ride givers. We must get out every vote we can. Press On YES WE CAN
We are at our destination in Fl. Just have to report that on the last leg, we came upon the cutest older couple—in their 70′s, my guess—-with a brand new Obama 2012 bumper sticker on their brand new Lexus. This was on Fl. primary day. I rolled down the window, gave every positive feedback gesture I could muster in a hurry as we passed—–the thumbs up, hands clapping—–and he gave a big smile and did the thumbs up and his wife was waving. It’s so fun to connect with other sane people, and they don’t always look as one would expect. Obama supporters come in all varieties.
Great! Also glad you arrived safely. Enjoy that warm weather!
Beautiful Dotster, that brought a VERY large smile to my face!! Have a completely lovely time in Fl!
If we get the old and the young, the rethugs are out for ever and we can a big FU to weather-vane indies
Someone rear-ended my car last week. One of the firefighters saw my 2012 bumper sticker and while we were waiting for the police, he whispered to me that he’s a life-long Republican, but he’s voting for President Obama, and he did in 2008. He said that he’s never voting Republican again. And that the President has done so much, and the Republicans have made things so much harder for him. It was quite touching – I’m not sure the other firefighters agree with him, since he was whispering…
CBS Vegas Reports: Trump To Endorse Gingrich « Alan Colmes' Liberaland alan.com/2012/02/01/cbs…— C MacNaughton (@libfirebrand) February 02, 2012
lol newt + trump need more popcorn.
Is this for real? If it is……then hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. This really is a fucked up clown race.
I also heard Romney has been begging Trump for months in addition to Bachmann. Poor Romney.
Loving this. Can’t wait for trumpster+nootster bad-mouthing mittster till the ‘convention’.
This is bad for Mitt Romeny. Trump is not a major figure in the Republican party, but him siding with Newt shows that the crazy right wing still doesn’t like Mitt, despite his desperate pandering to them. The GOP has been going with the meme, “Be afraid of the black man in the WH,” but that is not working, since their base is not turning out to vote for their four candidates. Depsite the billions lined up behind Mitt, he is not appealing to the right wing base.
No surprise if Trump supports Newt, it takes one racists womanizer to know one. I guess that is how it goes.
OMG THIS IS REAL?!
How awesome is that!!! Love our FLOTUS and love Ellen as well. Thanks for posting Ms. Chips!
The first machine the health club put me on was the respirator.
I gave up exercising when I broke my nose doing push-ups.
Exercise must be good for you. My wife’s tongue has never been sick a day in her life.
“I gave up exercising when I broke my nose doing push-ups.”
“Exercise must be good for you. My wife’s tongue has never been sick a day in her life.”
Same reaction here!
Dear amk, care to explain further
I wondered too Hopefruit…..
Just wait till my wife reads this. Will never hear the end of it.
I’ve done a screen-print. $10,000,000,000 by PayPal before noon tomorrow – or else.
Here is one mil down payment, chips. Have mercy on me. Give me two days to print the rest of the stuff.
Okay amk, just waiting for my bank to clear that payment – will let you know if there are any problems. I’m sure there won’t be, though.
whhaddayamean ? That’s 100% authentic stuff hot off the press. Now I’m offended.
Amk, good little girl that *I* am, I just thought you were saying that your wife loves to talk. /*where’s that angelic smilie? */
Of course, with these naughty mat regulars raising questions, I confess that it’s now hard to keep my mind from wondering too. Oh boy…..peer pressure sure is hard to withstand. :/
My mind and motives are as pure as a driven snow. Cross my heart,
YOU ARE SO BAD!!
amk I hope your wife does not read TOD…..you be in trouble man :).
*****BIG***** trouble. (Do you have her email address JoJo?)
Whenever she comes near me, I’ll innocently switch to BBC page. Ha.
Once in a while, the headlines on The Onion are just … hysterical. Like this one:
Embarrassed Steven Chu Accidentally Calls Barack Obama ‘Dad’ In Cabinet Meeting
Oh God, I freaking LOVE The Onion!!!!
I’m sure James Carville wishes he could call him that too.
I almost hurt myself laughing. Did that really happen? I have experienced something similar when my students absent mindedly call me Mom.
No – it’s all a joke!
Just one more, if I may. This is an oldie from The Onion circa 1998. I can’t stop picturing it! Go, Bill!
Clinton Escapes Through Air Vent
WASHINGTON, DC–Independent counsel Kenneth Starr’s investigation into the behavior of Bill Clinton suffered a major setback Monday, when the embattled president escaped through an air vent minutes before he was to testify before a federal grand jury.
You guys are too much! The TOD site is by far the most alive and funny site of all the blogs i’ve visited.
Crikey, just as well the First Lady is so fit – tomorrow:
8:00 AM: PBO delivers remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast. VP Biden and Michelle Obama also attend.
Jim Moran (D-VA) called out Allen West (R-FL) who said that President Obama and those of us who support him need to get out of the country on Martin Bashir. Moran said that West isn’t representative of the African American community and compared President Obama to the Lion King, the GOP to the laughing hyenas. Obviously he struck a nerve, because the comments on Mediaite are nothing BUT attacks on Jim Moran.
Bashir also pointed out how the GOP calls Sarah Palin “Governor Palin,” Newt Gingrich “Speaker Gingrich,” but refuse to refer to Barack Obama as “President Obama,” and Jim Moran said it’s because they are insecure. I’d also suggest it’s because they are racist, as this is the first President I’ve witnessed who has been referred to from the right as “Obama,” “Obummer,” and other racially tinged versions of his name that I refuse to post here out of decency and respect for TOD.
But beware of the comments, I warn anyone visiting above link not to read them, lest you want to go insane and throw things at your computer
Not one more $ from me to Komen Foundation….such a sad day for women’s health
I won’t being giving them $’s either & that includes buying merchandise.
It’s sad because one women’s group has been pitted against another due to politics. I think I heard that someone new, high up in the Komen administration, recently ran for some political office as a RWNJ. They deny the decision was political, but nobody believes them.
If I had $10,000 to bet I would say it is political. I heard that they have also cut funding for embryonic stem cell research also.
We can certainly make our opinions heard by where our $s go — I can find other worthy ways to support women’s health.
The very dignified president (Cecile Richards?) of Planned Parenthood was on LOD tonight. She mentioned they have received 6,000 donations from small donors since the Komen announcement. They’re setting up a special part of their fundraising to go to breast cancer screening, specifically because they lost this funding. I saw on Twitter that some people are donating to PP, asking that their acknowledgement cards go to Komen.
Curious. Someone called me from a “Woman-to-Woman” defeat-breast-cancer group, looking to fundraise… ironically just as MSNBC was reporting on Komen’s decision.
So clearly, not everyone was taking this change laying down.
As an aside, “woman-to-woman,” I’m a guy. =)
Howard Fineman is on Lawrence’s show and just said more people have fallen into poverty since President Obama took office. He may have said more on background, but that was a complete sentence he left out there, before I stopped listening.
Sorry – had to get that out.
Coward Fineman is concern trolling. He’s a fake liberal just like the fake liberals Fox News has with Doug Schoen.
A quick poll from Washington Post
Has the contentious Republican primary helped or hurt the party’s chances of beating Barack Obama?
Helped – 18%
Hurt – 64%
Made no difference – 18%
Total Votes: 2,134
Good, I hope this primary goes on all the way to the convention in August. This will be their John Kerry election cycle, where the party’s nominee is too bruised and weakened to face and defeat the incumbent President in the general election. I see a lot of surprise red states being in play: Arizona, Texas, South Carolina (they don’t and won’t support Romney) to name three.
Apparently noot is contesting the FL primary results on the rightful reason that goopers rule sez that no state shall have winnah-take-all primary before april.
Go noot. Fuck the rnc and mittens.
I believe this will be far worse than John Kerry. Kerry was 100X better than Romney as a candidate. And it’s an insult to compare PBO with Bush in 2004. The only reason Kerry didn’t win in 2004 is that the voters were deceived by the MSM who allowed the GOP to get away with swiftboating. Romney will lose because he’s an inferior candidate running against a superior candidate period. He couldn’t even beat McCain in 2008. PBO is a very shrewd master campaigner and has totally left the MSM irrelevant. Voters are a LOT more aware about the MSM’s antics. Twitter, YouTube, Facebook etc are far more prolific and efficient at correcting misinformation and getting the facts out.
Chips get out the naughty mat. Lawrence just showed clips of PBO walking around the auto show without his suit coat. Shot from behind with his hands in his pockets. Lord, I need a fan.
You okay Proud????
You are a hoot, Chips!
Oh proud you made me LOL! So funny “Lord I need a fan.”
It was the truth. Ha ha.
FLOTUS’ s got it going on! I hope, Mr. President, can keep up with her. I know the haters can’t.
That was crazy!! What can’t our FLOTUS do?? I say it all the time, SHE’S FREAKING AMAZING!!
Well MeaBloom, she can’t sing. But that is okay, we still will keep her for 4 more years.
Well, I can’t do any pushups. BUT my FLOTUS has made me commit to being able to do 20 in six months. She is such an inspiration.
MaryGray, is that 20 push ups in 6 months? Well let me say good luck. Don’t hurt anything.
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