Thank you Dia for the last two
Congrats on first
how fun – all these “oldie” videos.
Woot! If only I drank, I would open a bottle of wine to share a glass with y’all while we stroll along!
Pamela, it’s never too late to start!
Oh, yeah, Chips, easy for you to say! But these video clips are the best Saturday Night at the Movies I have seen in a long, long time! I only had dial-up during the first campaign, missed out on so much good stuff, but knew I loved Barack Obama anyway, even without the inside view! I knew it in my heart!
Thanks for the stroll down memory lane, I got up this morning couldn’t sleep, so I came here and really enjoy going down memory lane.
And I thought I knew every picture of him ever taken. most definitely kewl
could i possibly be second?
You were soooooooooooo close Susanne you deserve this:
Oh hubba hubba!
Thanks Chipsticks – I needed that pic today
And I’m gonna enjoy “memory lane”
oh lordylordylordy!!! do i ? mat!mat! can’t speak–need mat!
ahem–i mean, naughty mat. yep.
wow, thanks chips! i never knew second could feel so good!
Romneys handling of the Olympics hits the CBS news – good
Romney cites Olympics success, rivals are leery
It’s about time tht the MSM is taking notice Mitt is Not who he is thanks MiT!!
Have a good evening, Everyone
You too Rikyrah
Thanks and the same to you rikyrah!
Santorum attacks Obama on prenatal screening
I wonder how long the Repug will keep attacking women’s health issues and now childrens health issue. It is suicide, but they don’t seem to get that.
MiT ; Satitorioum now is running to be the new POPE, he thinks he is Holier Than Thou WTF?
Sanitorium is attacking women’s Utirus and now he is attacking PBO on religion, So I he thinks he
can be elected on going to war against woman and attacking religion can be Presisedint
Then he is living an a fantasiland . he is gone insane,
I have come to dislike Rick Santorum just as much if not more than Newt or Mitt. He’s a racists lying bastard who hide behind his religion.
Anniebella, yes he is and always has been. He’s also a sanctimonious prig and so extremist in his thinking that he’s off the charts. The more he talks the clearer it is that he’s unfit for elected office, let alone president. The people of PA finally got on to him and booted him out.
RT @politifact: Another Promise Kept for Obama, for the work of his chief performance officer, Jeff Zients ow.ly/98WUg— Ben LaBolt (@BenLaBolt) February 17, 2012
Hi guyz. Waving from dubai aeroporto. Any big developments ? Did mitt quit yet ?
Amk!!!!!!!! You know, just following your comments makes me feel like a globe-trotter.
Have we any news to tell amk, people?
Nothing really – apart from Mitt, Newt, Rick and Ron all giving up and endorsing PBO. “We concede, we were fighting a losing battle, the guy’s awesome, we admit that now,” read their joint statement.
Other than that? A quiet day really.
Safe travels my friend!
So in short, the gang of four still hasn’t any clue, huh ?
There is a white lady next to me rubbernecking at my laptop ? Umm, what could be the reason ? Mebbe, I’ll chat her up.
what dirty pic you posted this time, chips ? The filter here blocked it.
Me??? ** Hurt ** There was NO dirty pic, just an image of Wayne Rooney and Callista getting it on
jeebuz, No wonder the filter kicked in immediately.
I flippin’ love ya amk!!! Safe journey, gotta go sleep, see ya tomorrow.
you can let her see ‘my’ photo of pbo (second place award–so proud)–then ask her who she wants to be watching on tv for the next 5 years!
Then show her this frightening emoticon of Callista Ballista down thread, that will send her to the bar for sure!
Ot- did You checkout that tall ass building in Dubai?
You have to go to top, and look, just look, you migh start crying it is so magnificent!
No jovie. I’m only in transit in dubai. I have been to WTC in 80′s. If you have seen one, you’ve seen them all.
Are you laughing out loud uncontrollably, amk?
And they each donated the maximum allowed by law to the 2012 campaign! No strings attached! No demands for cabinet positions or vying to drive The Beast or fly AF1! Such really good losers!
That part of their joint statement was amazing Pamela, although Newt’s initial demand that he be appointed ambassador to the moon was a little silly. In fairness to him, he backed down and settled for Mars. I hope he and Callista will be happy there.
True to form, PBO was gracious enough not to laugh out loud, further embarrassing poor simple-minded Noot the Poot!
So true Pamela, and the way he hugged Newt at the press conference was just so lovely. Even Callista was moved:
This is scary! Wasn’t that from another horror movie that was banned worldwide back in the mid-nineties? I recall that the previewers were experiencing serious mental distress afterwards, and so they decided not to release the movie.
Holy Fuck! Chips! My eyes, my poor brain! Next will it be mankini with an astronauts oxygen helmet on his fat ugly head? (Hey, that would be an improvement) ( who needs wine anyway?)
Well Pamela, I think it’s important to be politically fair and balanced here, so for every:
…. you get:
That way, no one can accuse us of bias.
in case you didn’t believe in god before, just look at this man. what a gift from heaven!
Well, this is more like it, easy on the eye, soothing to the Soul! I think I can rest now…. G’night all. Heal while you sleep, it’s natures way. Chips, you are a rockstar!
Mnn! Fuck ? esta muy loca moca those people think that we are stupid they are so
fucking insane Sanitorioum is making all the catholics ashame, and Sanitorium is NOT
a Theologist knows SHIT about religion. and yes I was a catholic, but my brothers and Sisters
left the Church a very long time ago. we do respect people of theit own faith.
oh the horror! make it stop!
OMG Chips, this is comparable to the female mankini. I am LMBO. I needed this laugh today.
That was startling, gawd,a what a nightmare.
You may have missed this. BWD posted this earlier. They’re all jumping the sinking ship over there. But keep it on the down low, cause there are some we would rather not save.
Edited your post Lunarsea so the toon would show up. It’s flippin’ magnificent!!!!
LMAO at that little guy in mid-air holding his trunk where there are no nostrils anyway! Very clever, really a great laugh!
Sweet. Thanks. Isn’t it tho!? And thanks to BWD for posting it on the previous thread.
That must be McClogtheDrain and the Boner in the little life boat, ready to save their own sorry asses while the rest of the dumb shits swim for their lives!
This cartoon is hilarious. Plus, I love how the DemDonkeys aren’t exactly working to pull the Elephants on the boat… WIcked, very wicked!
A good sailor doesn’t haul garbage aboard the ship.
Yardarm. ABSOLUTELY!! And that’s some real garbage right there!!
roflamo LS. That’s fricking funny. Especially the dems’ reactions.
Hi, amk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We’re all waving…can you see us???? No. Mitt didn’t quit, but little Ricky IS being a shit! Does that count?
Desertflower, he’s too busy chatting up the rubbernecker to see you waving, the mere sight of a good-looking woman and he forgets who his true friends are. It’s sad. Huh.
You guyz can’t leave a man even a for a minute to enjoy his moment, can ya ? Well, she is gone to catch her flight and I lost my laptop wifi. So doing this from the desktop (it’s been years since I touched one) in their business lounge.
She is from munich enroute to south africa on business. Some big hotel management stuff. She asked in typical german english if I am an obama fan and of course, I told her I hate him. She laughed and said he is a good american president and is well liked in germany too. She said he is good for international politics, especially after how dubya fucked up everything. Then we got to talking about our businesses and how europe is in a shitter and how her prez resigned in disgrace this week. Then her flight call came and she is gone now. Sigh. She was cute too, about 40ish.
travels with amk. Thanks for bringing us along. Did you at least get her number or return flight schedule?
what ??? nevah. I’m a married man.
Ooooooh……amk. I’m on the phone right now to Mrs. Amk.
Okay, so we promise not to tell your wife. Safe travels, buddy.
Speak for yourself Tien Le, I’m emailing her right now
Freakin’ poetry df! Was that intentional! We could work with that, it could become a TOD epic!
Not yet! But watch out for Feb. 28. If Willard “Mitt” looses Michigan to the Santorum, I don’t think he will be able to stay in the race much longer. I know he has lots of money, but Michigan may be a make or break for Willard “Mitt.” He might regain momentum in Arizona, but then there is Super Tuesday which will include many Southern States that are likely to vote against him. If Willard “Mitt” wins Michigan he will be the GOP nominee, but if Ricky the Santorum beats Willard in Michigan, then I say that poor Willard is in big trouble. In order to stay in the race, and expect to be the GOP nominee, he has to decisively win the majority of delegates on Super Tuesday.
Love this thread. Hell yes.
As I take this leisurely stroll down Memory lane browsing thru the videos, I’m having some thoughts. However I don’t want to spend my Saturday night on the naughty mat.
Oh Hopefruit, I was thinking the same thing. Our pres looked so gorgeous in those Harvard scenes. Is it wrong for a women my age to think that way? Wrong or not, it’s hard to stop.
I don’t know about ya’ll but today has left me drained. After the services and some of the comments, all I can do is smh in amazement. I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer but for me the sun still rises in the East on my planet. I’m not sure if it does for some others……..Lights out!
Have a good night’s rest yardarm and hope to see you tomorrow in time for Rise & Shine!
It was a tough day Yardarm, hang in there, tomorrow has to be better?
I hear you. Me too. I watched as much of Whitney’s good bye as I could, before I had to take the cat to the vets because, literally over night the poor thing started looking awful. Thought I may have to put her down….alas, I came home with my little darling…with antibiotics…and hopefully she’ll be ok. Sucks the life out of me.I had prepared myself for her death, and she got to come home…that’s a good thing, but it left me in a mood…and a little drained.
Night, yardarm…tomorrow will be better. For both of us.
hopefully she’ll be chasing butterflies in no time
She MAY see imaginary butterflies….but she doesn’t go outside (none of my cats do). She DOES love to kill some dead clothes on the floor and bring them to me Such a gift. I love my little Siamese girl:) Thank you, LunarSea…beautiful thought.
“She DOES love to kill some dead clothes on the floor” lol can’t stifle the spirit of a kitty. No mice? No problem. I’ll just make do. lol
glad your kitty is ok..how old is she? my kitty is 14yrs old and she is my sweetie pie, she sits on my lap and sleeps under the covers with me in the winter time. Good thing for me my fella loves cats….
Kitty is the hot water bottle that never grows cold in the night….
LunarSea…I hope you find this:) I went to bed early last night and didn’t see this:) She is quite the huntress! Once upon a time she went outside…but no more. she has made due with “hunting” clothes that she proudly drags out into the living room…screaming some primal scream as she drags them out….it’s hilarious. I stop whatever I’m doing to go see her “kill” and praise her.
The fact that she has dragged out bras, underwear, sweatpants, bathing suits, shorts…..doesn’t seem to phase my daughter! She keeps leaving crap on the floor of her room…..I mistakenly thought that Lilly’s hunting expeditions would deter her from doing that, but….not so much! We have a “rule” in our house, and that is that we have to have “weird” animals that have strange antics that amuse us…..all my animals are adopted from shelters….and they all bring such joy and laughter to our family…..amazing little creatures.
Oh, no, kitty to the vet.. Looking awful… Oh no. I know yardarm will be back all refreshed and ready for adventure tomorrow, but I do hope your kitty will be better in a day or two. Just don’t let her see that callista thing up there, and at least yardarm doesn’t have to try to fall asleep with that thing bouncing off the back of his brain! I hope he logged off in time!
I know. Kitty to the vet is NOT good.I hope that she perks up in a couple of days….fingers crossed
Life is such a roller coaster ride. The forecast for tomorrow :: calm seas & southern breezes.
Me, too, yardarm. Me, too.
To look at a video with Malia missing teeth to look at pics of her now at 5’10 is insane.
This girls are just too adorable! Sasha is a little minx, just loves her Daddy so much!
Love the soccer dad vid! Loved it when Michelle playfully hits PBO and then nudges him to put back that blackberry…and he put it back quick too.
SNL skit should be about contraceptives.
In the second video around ~ 1:34, look at PBO’s facial expression. You will find yourself smiling – reflexively.
hell, i’m smiling through the whole thing. love these clips, and the reminder of who we’re working to re-elect. these are good people, dear sweet people, who have given so much to us all.
whew. this is my resting space. just spent 2 hours on twitter posting every article where Santorum said ugly things about President Obama’s faith, how he, Santorum, what’s to defund all of education even at the state level, pre-natal screenings are for abortions only, how Protestants are bad and mentioned the NBA and on and on and on.
I don’t think the MSM will be liking Rick very much because he’s like attacking everybody. Even Drudge is highlighting this mess.
So it’s good to come here and see some of my favorite videos and rest before I hit Saturday Night Live.
Santorum is the Flavor-of the month. By next month he will have flamed out.
Exactly I cannot expend precious energy on such dribble. But I stand the ready beside my president when they finally vote them all off the island.
Fist Michelle B. was the “it” girl then she flamed out; then it was Ricky P.; then Herb Cain; then Newtie; Robme was almost then, no not yet, now it’s Ricky S’s turn to flame out, next ol’ man RP’s turn before they resign themselves to Robme as their candidate.
but, didn’t moose hunt barbie say she’s step in if needed? plenty more laughs there.
Did you say moose poop barbie stepped in? Or moose stepped in barbie poop? Or hey, if failure is what you ask for, failure is what you’ll get!
HF…i suppose it might be Paul’s turn to be the front runner
Sanitorium will repent next moth and he will have to go to take comunion and his catholic
prist will ask him to repeat to go fuck myslf.
Hiya aamom, I read Santorum’s comments earlier, he truly is a poisonous, vicious, ugly, bigoted piece of shit. I despise him.
yep you nailed Santorum in a ‘nut’-shell, Chips.
Oooooh sherijr, that was just me being polite! Hope you’re doing well?
AND such a model Christian, he is. snark!!
That too Isonprize, a king, loving, caring, warm-hearted reflection of his God. God help us!
Chipsticks I agree with you 1000% concerning that arrogant racists lying bastard name Rick Santorum.
Welcome back to the land of the rational beings. You must be careful about subjecting yourself to so much of the GOP BS. One can overload. Wouldn’t want that to happen to you. Stay strong.
Aamon, what I still can’t believe is how actively Santorum is self-destructing. If he had any sense at all or even had a couple of good advisers, he’d keep his mouth shut. But he can’t seem to control the urge to spill it all out and commit political suicide. Not that I’m complaining.
Amk am so jealous of you now. I love travelling through Dubai especially the 8hrs you spend in transit & get to shop some 24 karat gold jewelry. I love emirates airlines it’s simply the best. Sigh. Hello TOD.
24 K gold jewelry ? What, you made of dollar notes?
psst. I’ll be off soon to do the same for wifey and daughter.
From Harvard to these days, exactly the same man. Amazing.
Isn’t that the truth BWD? The consistency is staggering, especially in a world polluted with ‘any way the wind blows’ fakes like Willard, Newt, etc.
don’t you just love little Sasha hamming it up for the camera…so cute.
A few victories and Santorum’s true colors come blaring out.
In time all will be revealed.
I’m sure I’m late, but 99% of my TV is DVR delayed…….. so apologies if you all already went over this Tuesday night.
Anyone watch Glee this week and see awesome Mercedes (the amazing Amber Riley) channeling Whitney? And their little memoriam at the end of the show?
Tally, I am such a closet Gleek! I don’t know why I love that show so much. First I watch for the musical numbers, then I go back and fast forward thru the music for the story lines. While she is making the best of her ‘fifteen minutes of fame’ (that’s my way of saying that she’s not a very good actress….) the casting of Nene Leaks as the Olympic bronze medal winning swim coach is priceless!! I was really tiring of Sue Sylvester getting all of the bitchy lines. Now, all they need is an African American boy who sings bass.
I just saw Mercedes/Amber’s Glee version on YouTube tonight. Simply awesome – Whitney would be proud.
that was so beautiful. now my gleekiness is even more profound.
That was beautiful!
Hay that young lady did a dam good job singing “I Will Always Love You”.. Whitney would be proud of her.
For a stroll down memory lane, what about this video ChipSticks?
and this one:
Yes, indeed the Obamas are “incredibly glamourous”.
OMG! At the :28 mark, Tweety is wondering what the term is that his wife uses for dancing like PBO…and in the background, while Tweety is wondering aloud what that term IS….someone yells out “Sexy!” Do you hear that????????? Hilarious!
Loooooooooooooooooooooooove it Dia, added it to the post – you’re a treasure!!!!
Thanks to YOU for this GREAAATTT Site!!!.
Well Dia, it would be largely blank every day if it wasn’t for seriously heavenly contributions like the video you just posted. Thank you again!
That’s just amazing to me how the WH Staff prepares for the in-coming families and the out-going families. I have watched cable program regarding the WH staff and how respectful they are of each family no matter what political party they are. It takes special people to put politics aside and to do the best job for the first family.
Jojo, i totally agree. I also remember there was at least one staffer who was preparing to retire. The majority of the household staff has always been black. When it was clear that President Obama and his family would be moving in, this gentleman decided to stay. He wanted to say that he had served the first African American president. Now HOW COOL IS THAT???!!!
Oooooooh, how I would love to get some of the stories that they know over the years…. I’m sure it would be juicy!!
I watched that three times in a row – and paused it several times. And, I’m not ashamed.
Me too. Paused, I mean. Totally ashamed.
Just lovely, Dia. I wonder what Mrs. Obama’s second inaugural gown will look like? She wearing it will make it beautiful.
vitaminlover, Can’t wait to see, but I’m sure she will look fantastic.
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Never saw this one.
Iz in faint!
wow, I’d never seen that first video of him in college Chips.. so cool. I tell you folks, I believe Barack Obama has many great things ahead of him, even after his outstanding Presidency ends in 2016. He is so balanced, genuine and good.
agreed. i almost can’t wait to see what he does next, but really do want him in office for the next 5 years! the whole family will be our first family for the rest of their lives!
agree susanne: “the whole family will be our first family for the rest of their lives”. He will always be my President, no matter who comes after him.
The media knows perfectly well that if Robney or Santorum wins, their ratings will plummet come inauguration time….
yeah, you’d think they might figure they needed to stop dumping on pbo so they could keep him around!
Thank you for these great videos. Every last one:) The Big Dog says it’s bedtime now….(not the husband.)..the REAL dog!…I do not ignore the Great Dane…impossible! See you all tomorrow….hopefully I’ll be in a better place after some good sleep.Night all.
Been thinking of you. Hoping that your hubby has landed something. How are you? Take good care!!
Bless your sweet heart, africa:) No. Nothing yet….I’m getting squirrelly….having mini panic attacks. The fact that such a qualified, learned individual can’t seem to find a job, is disturbing to me.I am pushing him in other directions now….he is a retired Navy veteran…and should use that at an “in”. Companies say they want to hire veterans…let’s see.
Thank you so much for thinking of me…means the world to me. How’s YOUR new job working out for you??? I hope you love it!
Very sweet. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Good night Chips, Good night TOD fam.
Through and through, PBO remains true to him self. And the family just exhudes pleasantness. Very lovely.
Okay guyz. Playtime is over. Now for some serious shopping.
Will talk to you soon from that damned birt sert place. Wonder if trumpster has remembered to send the stretech limo for the pick-up. Can’t trust that bastid.
The Obama campaign is stepping up mobilization of younger voters in 10 key swing states this month, dispatching senior aides and a handful of celebrities to college campuses for “summits” aimed at engaging the 18-to-29-year-old base.
The events will take place at Columbus State Community College in Ohio, University of Wisconsin-Madison, North Carolina Central University, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, University of Colorado-Boulder, Miami Dade College, and University of Iowa in Iowa City, among others, a campaign official said.
Campaign manager Jim Messina, who hosted the campaign’s first youth summit at the University of Pennsylvania late last year, will join senior strategist David Axelrod, deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter and field director Jeremy Bird in fanning out to make the pitch for Obama.
Please tweet this, so people know!
President Obama ‘Summits’ Planned on 10 Swing State Campuses abcn.ws/yXoVF4 (via @ABC) #DemLandslide2012— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) February 19, 2012
“In the process, he also resigned from a volunteer position with Mitt Romney’s Arizona campaign and came out as gay.”
I don’t know how I missed this sentence in the other articles about this today.
In other news, pigs are not flying outside my window.
saw this earlier and almost posted it here, but hoped for maybe a picture of jan bowery shaking her finger at him.
Good nite TOD family and Chips…see you tomorrow.
I want to thank you Chips for lightening the mood with a walk down memory lane seeing the young Barack Obama and Michelle to today our wonderful President and First Lady. It’s a wonderful way to end the day. I am thankful to have spent the morning with my friends to wish a very much loved musical artist–Whitney Houston–good bye.
See any pigs yet???
I keep looking…… and am very surprised I don’t see any!!
geez, i guess chips is asleep. this is a pathetic attempt, i know, but it is labeled as a flying pig. sigh.
If there is a plus to any of this Rethuglican mess, it’s that everytime they spout their foolishness, more and more people get to see just how twisted and mean-spirited (hateful, really) they are. I don’t like to hear their mess, but I hope they keep on going and going and going. How someone could be gay and work for Mitt Romney is sad, when you think about it. If it took this for him to be “out” and more comfortable with himself, I say “GOOD for him”
Myth, Little Ricky, Leroy, You all keep up the good work!!!
isonprize, I know you are absolutely right, and PBO keeps saying ‘that’s not who we are, we are greater than that, and reminds people that we are greater together, and in their hearts know he is right. So, these nasty people will dig their own holes to fall into. That is the Way of it. I think I have said goodnight once, but HAD to watch that video sabreen60 posted, and am so glad I did! ’till tomorrow….
I’m going to watch all the videos and then get some shuteye. Night all. Sweet dreams.
Chips, thanks so much. I love all the videos. Here’s another one that happens to be one of my favorites.
Oh wow! Have not seen this one before, but very familiar with DDD and his amazing YouTube talent from the early OFA blog. Dan, are you ever here with us on TOD? I hope so!
Those vids are just great. Thanks for pulling them together for this ‘end of the day’ post. In particular the one about the intimacy of the first couple and the comments of the people in the street. One lady said how we needed this and other talked about how it changed the way they relate with their significant others. And that is just one reason why I cannot get myself riled up about the krazy klown kar kandidates.
We like having someone intelligent at the helm. Someone who the whole world admires. Someone with a vision of greatness that makes us feel good about ourselves and our country. I don’t see how people want to go back to stupid, to rigid, to ignorant, to stepford wives, to inaccessible.
I mean we like our leader making the WH be the people’s house again. We like the respect they show each other and Tweedie not withstanding, we like that they actually have family values. We like these things too much to go back to some age of darkness.
Not. Gonna. Happen. We’re going to see Obama/Biden 2.0 and none of these klowns are going to change that.
X 2, L. Sea
We like the ENTIRE Obama package, every aspect – all the parts we have seen and the parts still being revealed!! The Obamas, young and old, lighten our hearts AND bring out the best in (those of) us (who are open to love).
I agree completely.
Why does my Twitter home page come up when I click on your link???
OMG ! You’ are the absolute best Chips!!! LOVE the Videos !!!
Excellent videos, Chips. You sure do know how to end a perfect day. Thank you.
Sweet sleep, everyone.
I can’t believe the amount of hatred and racism that Lin has been receiving on some outlets. Its disgusting! Having a Korean sister I feel that this hits a nerve and is rather upsetting.
jeff, Lin probably is receiving the hate from the same people who was worshiping Tim Tebow afews weeks ago.
Chips, You are simply the best…
Gorgeous videos Chips! Thank you so much!
this is the perfect panel to make decisions about viagra. like a death panel, you know, only they’d interview the patient, and maybe do a few probes.
okay, i guess i’m the last one up, so i’ll turn off the lights. good night chips and toddies! and a pleasant tomorrow!
Not so quick Susanne! I always come here to read every single comment! I’ve avoided this before but I am always the last! So let me wish you a pleasant good night/good morning. Good morning to all toddies in the East getting ready for Church, etc. I loved all the videos through memory lane. It’s so amazing to see how POTUS and FLOTUS have remained so consistent in their love for each other as well as being so down to earth, authentic people.
ha! so you’re the one i’ve been hearing, making snacks in the kitchen long after the household is asleep! glad to know we have round-the-clock toddies, holding vigil for our pbo and first family.
GOOD MORNING TOD FAMILY…AM GETTING READY FOR CHURCH…WILL HAVE TO CATCH UP LATER…A BEAUTIFUL SABBATH DAY TO PRAY FOR OUR PBO AND ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL!
♪ ♪ ♪ GOOOOOD Morning, TO-D-ville! ♪ ♪ ♪
Just want to see all those for whom sleep is an allergy, and technology is close! I spotted a memory lane thread so you are bound to be having a great day at TOD already. Memory lane is a favourite of mine, so I’m off to enjoy the offerings!!
Chips Chica, you’ve hit it out the park again! This is my second morning in a row to start the day with a grinning face and an over-full heart. Those memory lane vids are FANTABULOUS! The comments re FLOTUS & POTUS impact in highlighting the love in a relationship are so apropros! The two of them make me wish i had a chance to ‘do over’ my relationship life.
Oops! Forgot to say that I L-O-VE the fact that though I’d see the videos before almost all of them included a little more than I’d seen previously. The Jeannie Moos portion was new to me, and very KEWL!
Catching up this morning, so much to read……….good morning everyone.
I saw this this morning….how lovely!
”Thank-you notes from famous people: Obama thanks a Canadian”
Among the notes is one to a Canadian: U.S. President Barack Obama wrote to Canadian author Yann Martel, thanking him for his now-iconic novel Life of Pi.
“My daughter and I just finished reading Life of Pi together. Both of us agreed we prefer the story with animals. It is a lovely book — an elegant proof of God, and the power of storytelling. Thank you.”
Martel, moved by the fan mail, wrote:
“What amazes me is the gratuity of it. As you would know, there is a large measure of calculation in what public figures do. But here, what does he gain? I’m not a U.S. citizen. In no way can I be of help to President Obama. Clearly he did it for personal reasons, as a reader and as a father. And in two lines, what an insightful analysis of Life of Pi. Bless him, bless him.”
I just love those videos…..nice way to start the day!……
Wow…..I have the Life of Pi…..
It was the last book my husband read before he passed…….I will read it now.
See, now PBO is impacting your reading life! Our President is an all-around good influence for every aspect of our lives. I literally bought this book months ago after I first saw this report, but I still haven’t read it yet. Living plus TOD has completely robbed me of time to read…..my former passtime.
Oh my goodness, I’ve been racking my brain trying to decide the next book to get for my nephew. It never occurred to me that decision would be inspired by a comment from TOD. Thank you Christi! This is simply the most awesome blog EVER. Thank you Chips, thank you TOD Family!
Pretty funny stuff. Morons.
Michelle on the slopes in Aspen-
So, Maine actually recounted it’s results, and Robney increased his lead over Paul, to 239 votes ahead!
So, all the Paul folks were wrong again…
At this point I don’t trust ANYTHING about the GOP primary. I see it as essentially fixed for Romney to win because they think he’s the only one who has a remote chance of beating PBO. So all their various shenanigans are just silly distractions to generating ratings for the cable news.
Also, right now we need to be concentrating on the media and GOP’s attempts to blame the President for rising gas prices. This is going to be their shiny new toy in the next few months.
It’s because of Keystone. The oil companies flat out told the President, if you disapprove this you will be sorry.
They are making good in their promise.
It’s all about Keystone and drilling in Anwar!
Get ready for drill baby drill.
Probably why Salazar approved Shell to drill in the Arctic!
I don’t know what is going with Twitter but they sometimes “unfollow” people who I’ve been following, and delete some of my followers for no good reason!
I know. I observed that on my timeline yesterday and had to re-follow some people who I had already been following for a long time. Twitter does bug out sometimes. They need better servers.
Candy Crowley has 5 republicans on her show, including Bachman and Paul.
Out of all the shows, hers is the Worst of all time! Seriously!
CNN = Chronically Negative News.
I’m beginning to think that boycotting MSM and relying on social media is not enough. There has to be a concerted effort to discredit MSM because lots of independants, lots of moderates are watching it. Never miss an occasion to point out to your friends and family the obvious and scandalous disparity between the treatement of democrats and republicans especially on the Sunday shows. Once you instill in them some doubt about the fairness of MSM, especially cable news, maybe they’ll be more open to discussion about President Obama’s policies and accomplishments.
@msnbc found a new hope in the war against @BarackObama: gas price. Instead of exposing the Koch brothers manipulations. the MSM is garbage.— BWD (@theonlyadult) February 19, 2012
I saw that headline this morning…they think they have an “in” with rising gas prices…that’s HIS fault too! Even though gas goes UP every spring and summer…..WTF Ever.
The mainstream media has abdicated their responsibility to educate and inform the public with the facts. Instead, they carry water for the Republican Party and pretend they are a credible opposition party. They are so flummoxed and intimidated by the brilliance of President that have resorted to using the power of their profession to obscure his accomplishments. It’s long past due to get back to the basics of journalism. The facts are taking a back seat and it is incredibly damaging to the political discourse in this country.
PRINCIPLES OF JOURNALISM
1. JOURNALISM’S FIRST OBLIGATION IS TO THE TRUTH
Democracy depends on citizens having reliable, accurate facts put in a meaningful context. Journalism does not pursue truth in an absolute or philosophical sense, but it can–and must–pursue it in a practical sense. This “journalistic truth” is a process that begins with the professional discipline of assembling and verifying facts. Then journalists try to convey a fair and reliable account of their meaning, valid for now, subject to further investigation. Journalists should be as transparent as possible about sources and methods so audiences can make their own assessment of the information. Even in a world of expanding voices, accuracy is the foundation upon which everything else is built–context, interpretation, comment, criticism, analysis and debate. The truth, over time, emerges from this forum. As citizens encounter an ever greater flow of data, they have more need–not less–for identifiable sources dedicated to verifying that information and putting it in context.
2. ITS FIRST LOYALTY IS TO CITIZENS
While news organizations answer to many constituencies, including advertisers and shareholders, the journalists in those organizations must maintain allegiance to citizens and the larger public interest above any other if they are to provide the news without fear or favor. This commitment to citizens first is the basis of a news organization’s credibility, the implied covenant that tells the audience the coverage is not slanted for friends or advertisers. Commitment to citizens also means journalism should present a representative picture of all constituent groups in society. Ignoring certain citizens has the effect of disenfranchising them. The theory underlying the modern news industry has been the belief that credibility builds a broad and loyal audience, and that economic success follows in turn. In that regard, the business people in a news organization also must nurture–not exploit–their allegiance to the audience ahead of other considerations.
Today media is all about ratings, they don’t give a dam about truth. You may fine one or two who isn’t that way, but most of them are just like those tabloid trash rag.
Robert Gibbs is on This Week, but so is our favorite John McCain!
Drill baby drill! Here it comes, get ready for it!
I expect Secretary Chu to release more oil from the reserves. This time, he has to make sure that Oil companies just don’t park that oil offshore, in order to keep prices high.
Experience, in this case, matters…
Jovie, I have been meaning to ask, what is the reasons for gas prices going up this time? What’s the excuse?
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Lou Dobbs is on This Week panel! Wait,… Lou Dobbs? Lou Dobbs? Really?
What the hell hole did they see fit to drag HIM out of?????????
That racist jerk? Whose anti-immigration stance rivals Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s? ABC, how low you sink.
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John McCain- let’s stay in Afghanistan forever, and let’s bomb Iran.
Is anybody listening to this neo con jerk?
NEVER listen to that neocon jerk. He’s my useless senator…and he’s retiring to one of his 12 houses, never to be heard from again. We can hope! Though the MSM will probably drag his sorry ass on every Sunday show even when he’s no longer a senator…’cuz that’s what they do!
If the “you know who’s” start harping about gas prices and energy production…hit them with this!
Well, Jake tapper just played Harkins remarks about social security.
I hate that guy! He knew what he was doing…
I’m more piss with Harkin, because he shouldn’t have said those words. He knew better. I don’t believe that Dems would have supported that bill if they thought it would hurt Social Security, so what is Harkin real problem. Sometimes Dems are Dems own worse enemy.
Love this couple, they warm my heart! 4more for 44!
Good morning everyone and in the same breath goof night! Look forward to reading your comments at work tonight
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