See the speech at C-Span
… with Air Force Col. Michael A. Minihan
Andrews, Sept 27
…. with Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) at Naval Air Station Oceania, Sept 27
Springfield, Virginia, Sept 27
…. with members of Vox Harmonia, from Salem High School
Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach, September 27
Congratulations Proud! I thought I might be try for 1st but not meant to be!
Don’t worry you will be first next time. And thank you!
Congratulations PFWHI on #1!
This is an excellent round up Chips – THANK YOU!
Thanks and Chips you are awesome you deserve a presidential reward for this site!
I recognize this man is doing an incredible job with all the tasks he faces each and every day, but how in the heck does he manage to get better looking every day at the same time? What’s a girl to do?
Yes, this is an important mystery to solve. How does he manage to take my breath away every single day!?!
The same way he does with mine, Theo, but, hey, who needs to breathe when one can soar?! It’s as if the O2 comes along all on it’s own, or maybe it’s the hit of taking in a huge breath when opening the photos, making breathing a secondary issue? Love working on this one with you!
I think the elation comes from whatever is at his core. He seems to have his own energy source – he shines from within. Just a really good person. Who needs oxygen, indeed!
Poll: Health law, Obama making gains (via @HillHealthwatch) bit.ly/Qrh7Ht— The Hill (@thehill) September 27, 2012
HF2 have you seen anything else about that “Bain” 47% tape?
I think the new video on Romney is a very old video where Romney says he wants Bain to “harvest” companies. It’s on the motherjones site. Except for the “harvest” quote, I don’t think the video is particularly damaging. Unfortunately.
I believe MSNBC was referring to the “Harvesting companies for profit” tape of 1985. There’s nothing new outside of that.
Yep. Jay Smooth has something…
Chips you’re always on top of the important things. Thanks.
Chips, the contrast on the “Meanwhile” pic made me holler!
I hollered too. LHM.
& babies r good judges or character!!RT @ObamAmerican48: @MWJ1231 @TheObamaDiary some just feel safe & content w-President Obama at the helm— Penny (@Penny_G) September 27, 2012
This is totally unfair, Chips. Where are the pics of mittbot’s crowds ?
You are too funny!!
Every article I have found on Romney’s visit to Springfield, Va (not too far over the bridge from me) says he spoke before a “crowd” of people. Every article I found on the President’s visit to Va. Beach talks about the 7000 people who came out to see him.
They always tend to leave out the crowd size when speaking about the Mittster. I wonder why??? Hmmmmmm…
An assemblage of kkkklowns is not a crowd.
I’m always on the last thread.
Not sure if Yardarm posted this already (since I’m special and I got an email…)
Most fun CIVICS QUIZ ever! I haz smartz. I scored 90.91% (missed three – damn!!!)
Me, too. I was surprised at myself. Only 3 wrong.
3 wrong, and one I knew and hit the wrong answer. The other two were complete guesses.
That was fun!
Yeah and it took you 2 hours to do it.
did not. (I’m only a slow BOOK reader.) I’m still not through all my email, and I started going through it at 9:30am PDT.
Okay Hotshot! Go to the head of the class.
What about her? I didn’t send it to her so I have no way of knowing when she got it. However, 3 wrong is above average, eh?
This was tough in places – being a Canadian, I don’t feel too guilty having scored 83.7%. Good questions, though!
63.64% is still a credible pass, right? I am still allowed to vote with that percentage, right? I promise to stick with my first instincts more next time around, okay? And, I don’t care what Amk got, I don’t feel guilty, so there!
It’s a very respectable score!
You are so kind, Theo. As long as I’ve made the pass mark for voting – as in voters should have to take a civics test – I’m not going to complain that I wasn’t given the time or material to study.
Thanks Tally. Interesting test. I’m definitely going to share.
I got a B:).
28 out of 33.
Me, too, also. Economics tripped me up.
I hate to brag (like hell!) but I got 32 right out of 33. Would have gotten the last one right if I’d bothered to read it carefully. Multiple choice tests are a snap….you just have to see which answers are wrong, then whatever’s left has to be right.
You GO vsw!
OH YEA!! 30 out of 33 — 90.91%
I sizzle, cuz I’m hhhhhhawwwwt!
For 1 of the 3 that I missed, I changed from the right answer! Should’ve trusted my instinct!
Right? I hate when I do that!
Obama is such a sexy man, I wish his parent and Grandparent were still alive to see what they raise. He have the whole package, good looks, good heart and smart enough to marry michelle.
I love, love, love, love those pictures! I just love them! Thank you so much.
The pic of the 2 kids wide eyed look is priceless.
So I hear Bibi made a fool out of himself at the U.N? Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person Imho…
Virginia Beach, Part 2?
The “TOD” on the pictures reminds me of trying to find the “bunny” on the cover of Playboy ( back in the day when I had a husband )
They put bunny on the cover of playboy?
No one ever tells me anything anymore.
I know. It’s been such a fun game hunting for the TOD watermarks. I’ve found all but two:
Crying baby with Willard
Two wide-eyed cuties looking PBO with his back to us.
Has anybody found those?
“The Romney Diary” would simply not work because apart from the fact that people love hearing our President speak, they also love looking at him.
And who wants to look at ugly anyway? Not I!
The TOD watermarks are still hilarious to me. It’s like “where’s Waldo.”
I immediately start searching for them when she puts up the pics. It’s hilarious!!!
Fun game, isn’t it? Like the “I Spy” books.
I hope this has already been posted a bazillion times. VIRAL MOTHERFUCKERS!!!
LISTEN UP!! Samuel L. Jackson HAS A MESSAGE FOR YOU! Wake the F**K Up (NSFW): youtu.be/hDTT1yRNsFE— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) September 27, 2012
Hillary Clinton: US not prepared to commit to drawing "red lines" in a GFY nut n yahoo reply. bbc.co.uk/news/world-mid…— (@amk4obama) September 27, 2012
Good for Hillary. Thanks, AMK. And I’m glad she responded, not the president.
How many of us on TOD are playing “where’s TOD” in the pics?
I am. Chips is a tricky devil.
I am! Love it!
Guilty. Chips is getting subtler and subtler. First time through I never even remembered to look and nothing caught my eye. Some have taken me several up and down trips to locate and I didn’t find the letters in about 4 cases.
As if there wasn’t enough to keep us occupied, now we have our Entertainer-in-Chieftess! Thanking you, Chips, for keeping our grey matter vigorous!
i am too, but my eyes may not be up to it on my computer screen or she is posting white letters on white and I am not seeing them on a couple of the photos.
GOP just lost a key talking point. Seems more jobs have ALREADY been created than lost under Obama ow.ly/e2WQT @CNNSitRoom 4pET— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) September 27, 2012
Remember this, guys? One of my favorite videos
Thanks squarepeg! WOW..this is my first time seeing this video!! Tears…tears…
OMG! I got chills watching that like it was just today.
Now I’m gonna have to explain why my eyes are all teared up. Sinuses… yeh, that’s it!
Pride of Atlanta there in that video!
This is terrific. My only beef with you squarepeg is that you left out the fact that TISSUES WOULD BE REQUIRED. I forgive you.
Fabulous. I’ve never seen this. For a moment I thought PBO was going to walk in on them. Bless those talented kids !!
Those kids were awesome, and how great that they incorporated so many issues into their song. Oh – that teacher was priceless! He clearly loves his kids.
Ugh, and YAY!
The “ugh”: just showed a patron where all the Ann Coulter books were. Any time I do so, I can’t help but think about her dismissive attitude towards libraries as being places for the homeless to hang out, and having no other use.
Then “YAY”: immediately afterwards, one of my favorite patrons came to me. Strong Obama supporter, and we had a wonderful conversation.
Who on earth wastes their precious time reading the words of a racist ignoramus like Ann Coulter? She’s so hateful and adds zero to society.
Someone who doesn’t realize that he’s utilizing the very kind of public institution which the likes of Coulter would do away with. In other words, a useful idiot.
Florida officials find 198 non-citizens on voter rolls after extensive search pulse.me/s/dJhcO— DogLovers4Obama 47% (@Donna_West) September 27, 2012
whooppity whoop. assholes.
‘Skipping school to be a part of history’! Love it!
I can’t find the “TOD” mark on the picture with the kids with the beautiful eyes.
Probably on his shirt – white on white is hard to see.
Yep, I couldn’t find that one either. What about the one with Willard and the baby?
Oh heck no!!
Chips doesn’t want her name on that thing…!!!!
Thought that might be the case.
That’s just a throwaway !!
I didn’t want to spoil that beautiful photo, so there’s nothing on it at all! Hmm, WordPress just contacted me about our friend, it seems like he’s stepped over the line. Ooooops.
Really? Details please!!
I can’t here Dudette! He lurks in the comments all day (and copies all the photos and videos everyone posts/links to), so I’ll say nothing. But he’s been a very naughty boy
Okay. Just happy to know he’s getting stomped!
With that temper I knew it was just a matter of time.
Chips, Is that the only one you didn’t imprint (so I know if I should go back and torture my eyes)? I wasn’t able to find three or so.
Sheila Bair(former head of FDIC) is making her rounds slamming the WH and Geithner on DODD/Frank.
The way I remember it going down, we are lucky we even have a bill, as all Republicans Voted against it.
But, not one word against the Republicans.
Typical bashing of the WH, to sell a Book.
She has a book out.
Back to the Future with Mitt Romney's Supreme Court Time Machine: youtu.be/5LO5VPQTkWQ— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) September 27, 2012
The Crowd size at Hampton Roads was 7k.
Looking Mr. President, looking very good. Love that very vivid blue tie.
Mittens is so cute sometimes! #gop #rnc #dnc #imwithobama #p2 #topprog #connecttheleft #obamabiden2012 http://t.co/XT3RNKG5— The Liberal Cuban (@LiberalCuban) September 27, 2012
with that mittbot image, gunnite folks.
President Obama is ruling out any proposal to eliminate the home mortgage interest deduction for middle class taxpayers as part of any congressional tax reform effort.
The one thing that Republicans and Democrats both seem to agree on is the idea of simplifying the tax code is worth pursuing on a bipartisan basis in either the lame duck session after the election or in the new session of Congress 2013.
But on the stump this week in Ohio and Virginia, Obama vowed to protect all middle class taxpayers from any tax increases — and that includes the deductibility of home mortgage interest.
“I refuse to ask middle-class families to give up your deduction for owning a home or raising kids just so we pay for another millionaire’s tax cut,” Obama said on the stump
That is a bug difference, right there.
OMG! That second to last picture with the two children on either side of the President gazing up at him! It brought tears to my eyes! It’s written all over their little faces how they’re feeling!
What the———! My cable co. in Portland OR has added the Blaze to their basic cable. Now I get an ad for Glen Beck-Spitzer debate on the screen every time I change cable channels.
Beautiful pictures, as always, Chips. Love the one with the two little girls looking up at PBO. What hope…
A little help here… can’t find watermark for the Skipping School pic either. It’s driving me nuts!
You know we therapy, Right? We are sitting here searching for marks on Obama pictures.
I freely admit it. TOD-aholic right over here! [hand waving!] Now I’d better get back to work!
**waving back, and I have work to do!”**
I couldn’t find one there either, but I noticed something as I was going through the pics. Chips has a shoe and/or foot fetish. Whenever a foot is shown in a picture, that is where you will find the watermark (well, most of the time).
Can’t find that one either…or the other one folks are asking about. At least, makes me feel better that I’m not alone.
Dang it! Missing another one — PBO On stage about to shake Webb’s hand. Flag in background between them.
Where’s the watermark? Hmmph!
Love Love Love the TOD mark on the VOTE T-shirt. Very clever Ms. Chips!!!!!!!!
Way Way Way Off Topic, but must be addressed:
Mike Love has lost his damned mind! There is no group called the “Beach Boys” without the Wilsons, especially Brian! Period.
Beach Boys reunion ends with three founders fired via e-mail
John Stamos is going to be vivid!!!!
So much WIN.
I could watch this ALL DAY!
Oh that gave me CHILLS!!
Super Fantastic Video!!!
Not sure if this was in other threads:
Signaling confidence, Obama’s team is considering competing in Arizona.
Obama looked at competing in Arizona in 2008, but decided against it because of the support there for home state Sen. John McCain, the GOP nominee. Obama still won 45 percent of the vote.
This year, Obama’s team talked early on about running in Arizona, which offers 11 electoral votes, but it never did. Now, with an internal Democratic poll showing Obama narrowly leading Romney, Obama’s team might make a play for the state that has seen a 160,000 increase in voter registrations by Democratic-leaning Hispanics over the past four years.
Buying television time in Phoenix, the state’s largest city, is expensive and Obama advisers are closely watching their finances.
That’s not to say that competing in Arizona would be all about winning: going up on the air in the state — or sending the president in to campaign there, could force Romney to spend valuable resources defending a state he should be able to count on in the quest to reach 270 Electoral College votes needed for victory.
Please let it be so!
DANCE WITH ME! VIDEO: 3 minutes that'll horrify you, then make you want to dance #1BillionRising @eveensler upworthy.com/video-3-minute…— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) September 27, 2012
Beyond words!! Thanks for sharing this!
Awesome isn’t it?
Looks like I have some tweeting to do. Went to the organizing web page: http://onebillionrising.org
Found the events page on http://www.onebillionrising.org/page/event/search_simple to see which local Atlanta area groups are listed. To my horror, none within 100 miles of my zipcode. That ain’t right!
Might be some Atlanta chapters of national orgs listed here though: http://www.onebillionrising.org/pages/partnersa-c
Anyway I know what I must do!
Looks like you need to ORGANIZE ONE!!!
Don’t know I can do that myself, but I can certainly put a few bugs in some ears.
You can do anything babe!!!
TOTALLY AWESOME! Tears and strength….
The babies in the contrasting photos are sending a message about the choice in this election. You can choose serenity and security—- or fright and unbelievable horror. The babies are showing us. Take your pick.
“Follow the Child” ~ Maria Montessori
Lavish CEO pay doesn’t work as intended: study
@MartinBashir do remember that #MittRomney was 100% owner of Bain Capital at least through 2002 bit.ly/Pa33xx Chair/CEO, 2002.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 27, 2012
Their is a Bain Tape out there, with Robney speaking?
Bashir played it earlier…
Romney ‘I Dig It’ Trust Gives Heirs Triple Benefit
New Romney Video Leaked: Bain Formed to ‘Harvest’ Companies for Profit (VIDEO)
LH, he looks terrible in that video–stiff and even less human than he does now.
Obama Team new talking point- Economic Patriotism.
I like it, expect to hear more, as I am sure it was Focus Group proof.
I heard PBO say it today. I wish he would link it more clearly to Romney going to great lengths to hide his money from this country, to avoid paying his fair share, a confirmation of lack of economic patriotism.
I don’t know if making it that explicit would be a good thing. It would seem like he is accusing Romney of being unpatriotic and that could back fire. It is good if others make that inference without it being said explicitly.
I agree with you, but WE can ‘accuse’ Mitt with the evidence at our disposal
Yes @Our4thEstate: We also expect an 'economic patriotism' from candidates who seek to govern the American people. twitter.com/truthteam2012/…— Vick C. (@sonamie) September 27, 2012
This came up during the convention, too. I can’t remember who mentioned it in their speech – Ted Strickland? And, it was the essence of Hillary’s speech, as well, where she talked about elitists not investing in their own countries. And it’s been the essence of President Obama’s agenda, talking about the country investing in itself in areas of education, infrastructure, energy – “nation building at home”. I’m glad the message is unified.
Sheldon Adelson ADMITS TO ATTEMPTING TO BUY THE JUSTICE DEPT:
politico.com/news/stories/0…— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) September 27, 2012
This is fantastic! I hope it’s true.
Jim Webb goes to battle for Obama in veteran vote appeal
Soros Gives $1 Million to Democratic SuperPac
Well I’m glad to see him pony up at last.
Oh now Soros wants to donate to the Obama superpac, whew!, just in time. I’m surprised the Obama superpac lasted this long without Soros.
Now that they’re winning without his help, he wants to participate. SMH.
Wha????? George broke open the piggy bank?! But, but, principles, and Citizens United, and and and… Oh well, he can grumble all he wants to, as long as he gives. Then when we retain the Senate and WH, and regain the House, we can work on at least severely curtailing the buying of politicians.
On Sunday’s my church parking lot is full of Obama Bumper stickers. It just cracks me up!
I want to go to your church! The only place I see lots of Obama stickers on cars here is on my university’s campus. Driving down the street our office is located on is getting depressing; I see Romney yard signs increasing little by little (someone is working the street); I have this urge to knock them down, but being the liberal, people loving Dem that I am, I don’t … so I internalize it: not a good thing!
Martin Bashir trips me out how he yells at you when he’s agreeing with you LOL
twitpic.com/aw42kr – @TheNewDeal: #ImWithMitt because I've Always Wanted to Work 16-Hour Days for 10 Cents an Hour in a Sweatshop. #p— Ella (@worldmist1) September 27, 2012
Worked at OFA office today doing some voter reg data entry. I was there for 3 hours. So many people came into the office for Obama stickers, yard signs (which we don’t have) tshirts, etc…..and SO MANY Dem registrations!! Put a smile on my face…..you all know where I live, and why I was smiling hard:)
Maybe not this election but AZ is on its way to being a swing state I think.
Don’t underestimate the power of the pissed off 47%
Found this totally amusing, and wanted to share.
A hilarious poem about Mitt, by Ralph Maxwell, a 92 year old retired North Dakota judge and WW11 Vet
WHEREFORE ART THOU, MITT ROMNEY?
By Ralph MaxwellO, Romney-O, Romney-O, Wherefore art thou, Mitt Romney?
You flip-flop here, you flip-flop there, You flip-flop almost ev’rywhere.
You ballyhoo what you’re gonna do, And then you pull a switcheroo;
You now malign what you found fine, Seems like you’ve got a jellyfish spine.
Obamacare, by you begun,Now you’d trash it on day one.
Gun control you did extol,But now you’re preaching decontrol.
O, Romney-O, Romney-O, Wherefore art thou, Mitt Romney?
We’ve got no clue what you will do,Or what new view you’ll pander to.
Time was you championed women’s choice,But you no longer heed their voice;
On gay rights, too, guess you withdrew,Support they once enjoyed from you.
Global warming, EPA,Immigration, minimum pay,
Roe V. Wade, also fair trade,All joined your flip-flop cavalcade.
O, Romney-O, Romney-O Wherefore art thou, Mitt Romney?
So many things that you were for,You’ve turned against and slammed the door.
Stimulus and cap and trade,Education, foreign aid,
Campaign reform, tarp rescues, too, All victims of your switcheroo.
You take your stand on shifting sand,We never know where you will land;
You vacillate, and you fabricate, A wishy-washy candidate.
O, Romney-O, Romney-O, Wherefore art thou Mitt Romney?
As gov’nor you let taxes rise, Now ev’ry tax you demonize.
You say regardless of the facts, You’d take an axe to the millionaire’s tax;
You’d feed the greed of the richest few, The poor and middle class you’d screw.
Your tax returns you hide from view,What evil lurks there we’ve no clue;
If they’re not bad why hesitate? Is it that they incriminate?
O, Romney-O, Romney-O, Wherefore art thou Mitt Romney?
At Bain you plundered with a flair, And walked away a zillionaire.
You shipped off-shore, good jobs galore,To China, India, Singapore;
A job creator you are not.,And to boast you are is tommyrot.
As a total fraud, Mitt’s got no peer;What we must do is crystal clear:
Let’s give Obama four more years!
Yes, it’s Obama – four more years!
FOUR MORE YEARS!
FOUR MORE YEARS!
FOUR MORE YEARS!
Hi Lady J, it is funny. Chips posted the video of the vet himself reading it not too long ago.
Thought that sounded familiar. Got it:
Why on earth would Jim Ryun @jimryun follow me? wtf?
Why not? You’re smart, you’re cute and you give good Twittah!
I DO give good Twittah. But he’s a crazy TEAGOP who wouldn’t know good Twittah if it made he roll over and pass out after.
Block his ass!
I’ve discovered that feature and it has given me great pleasure to use it!
Video of Hundreds lining up to early vote in Iowa
They can wear Obama gear to the polling place….I guess that’s how the reporters knew that they were Obama voters.
Did you guys know about this BS? They’re really dredging the bottom of the pond scum with this…
The right wing have been dredging the bottom ever since they decided to obstruct the President regardless of the pain caused to the country. It’s just one slur after another.
Desperation is talking!
Actually this rumor has been going about since 2009 and was started by the RWNJ’s like Rush Limbaugh et al. of course. This is an old federal which is currently supported by both Republicans and Democrats in congress. Recently, ALL the Republicans in the house voted to expand this program and only one Repub in the senate voted AGAINST it.
Romney thinks that he may like to go back to torture….
By contrast, Mr. Romney’s advisers have privately urged him to “rescind and replace President Obama’s executive order” and permit secret “enhanced interrogation techniques against high-value detainees that are safe, legal and effective in generating intelligence to save American lives,” according to an internal Romney campaign memorandum.
While the memo is a policy proposal drafted by Mr. Romney’s advisers in September 2011 — not a final decision by him — its detailed analysis dovetails with his rare and limited public comments about interrogation.
“We’ll use enhanced interrogation techniques which go beyond those that are in the military handbook right now,” he said at a news conference in Charleston, S.C., in December.
So all the idiots screaming about drones…..really?
Except, torture isn’t legal. If this country elects Mitt Romney, then it’s all over.
The Neocons advising Mitt don’t care if it’s legal or not….worked for GWB…they disgust me
I see that Ezra Klein is back at his usual emo proggin’ about one thing or another to do with the President. Of course it didn’t take long for him to get on someone’s nerves on Twitter.
Crikey, YOU PEOPLE are very chatty today
FACT: Discounted phone services are provided through telecom companies, “the President has nothing to do with it.” factcheck.org/2009/10/the-ob…— (@Chernynkaya) September 27, 2012
The way that man smiles… Be still my heart! So handsome! Love all of these pictures! Thank you Chips! This was in my opinion one of his best speeches yet. And the crowd!! Wow! I can tell he’s gearing up for the debates. He’s gotten a lot more specific and a lot more direct in his critique of Romney. And I love that. He’s going to kick Romney’s ass in the debates!
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