I somehow missed this video from May 2012, but thanks to Meta saw it today – that’s our Ireland video (from 1:38), in President Obama’s Moneygall ancestral hooooooooooome!!!!!
Sorry, a bit excited.
If you can’t see the video, try this:
Okay, move on
Love new videos.
Carolmae ur on a role lately. Congrats. Too much snow keeping you in?
No flakes yet. The powers that be have called for a snow emergency to keep cars from parking on main streets in town. Expecting 6in of snow. We need the moisture. Hope hubby makes t home before the worst starts. I didn’t get second video. Please fill me in.
Which vid are you talking about?
The African storm.
I see you got it then. It’s all good.
We tied Betsy!
Ha ha. Actually you are first, Congrats!
How cool is that! OMG! Chips, you’re an international celebrity.
I just had to drag this over from the tail end of the last thread, for cultural enlightenment: http://www.tvkim.com/watch/20/kims-picks-african-thunderstorm
Thank you for sharing the video. Loved it and shared on FB.
Now, the question is: Are you in any of those videos, Chips?
I’m the red-haired girl, LL
Chips the second vid is blocked.
Really? I thought you were the Victoria’s Secret model. You mean you’ve been lying to us?!?!
Congrats Chips. What next, a seat next to MO this month?
Highly probably Amk!
(Heh, any of you lurkers from the Obama admin, just do it.)
Deputy Ambassador to Ireland.
OMG Chips! This is AWESOME!!!!
GOP spirals deeper and deeper into obstructionism washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-lin…— DR (@pollbuster) January 11, 2013
Chips, I couldn’t be prouder and happier for you! This is severely exciting! Think of all the people who will enjoy that wonderful videoooooooo!!!!
Okay, but how do we see the actual Ireland video again? I’m getting a very unpleasant message saying content is being blocked.
I was just about to post the same thing.
Yikes, gimme 5 mins, will fix video problem!
Poop – I can’t see it either!
Both the vids worked fine for me.
Probably because you’re in India….It says its blocked in this country.
Now I do the evil laugh.
I thought that was your normal laugh…?
You lucky dog!
The second video with 6.45 mins. is blocked. Unable to see and I’m using firefox. Is anyone else having that problem?
Congratulations CHIPS!! I am giddy with glee for you. Wow! how impressive. Your work on display in PBO’S ancestral home. Can’t get
much better than that. And you sure deserve the kudos..
I will second that. Or more like x 20 that.
Absolutely SO happy for you!!!
Congrats carolmaewy, Chipsticks great video. I think PBO’s trip to Ireland is still my favorite overseas jaunt.
Ok, that time where you thought there was an inside joke that everyone knew except you, but you stayed quiet….”I’m the girl w/ the red hair” So after hitting my head against the wall a few times, let me say; what an incredible honor and how amazing must it feel to have something you put together, with your thought, love, care, and effort, shared with visitors from around the world. Amazing. Congrats Chipsticks.
p.s. Maybe I should have read the caption under the video, just sayin?
A Black man kills, he's a menace to society. A Foreign man kills, he's a terrorist. But a White man kills, he's psychologically unstable.— MADEA (@MabeISimmons) January 11, 2013
Congratulations Chips!!!!!! How fantastic …
At what point will Democrats, Liberals and Progressives STOP being misled, misinformed, and force-fed B.S. by MSNBC and CNN?? #WTFU— #ABWisdom (@adbridgeforth) January 10, 2013
It’s like that now classic movie GroundHog Day. Folks get up everyday and tune into this stuff and get the same crap. Then they go to sleep and wake up and do it all over again, different day.
I learn far more reading on my own than anything these cable channels spew.
Donna what a perfect analogy. I never tune in to cable news shows and find out more information through my own reading, as you do. And I keep my blood pressure down. Win /win all around and they don’t get to count me among their audience. I think a lot of us found during the campaign that most people don’t keep up with the cable tv nonsense. I rarely ran into anyone who saw or cared about anything some pundit said.
“I learn far more reading on my own than anything these cable channels spew.”
Donna dem 4 Obama, thank you for saying exactly what’s been my experience since 2010. I was so disgusted with the left and right attacks of President Obama over health care reform that I decided to stop watching the 24/7 news channels. This was my second time around. I had done exactly the same thing–turn off 24/7 cable news — during the invasion and occupation of Iraq. This gave me time to read a whole variety of Newspapers, both in print and on the internet, which gave me more sober analyses of what was going on. Sadly, the print media, like the NYT, seem intent on joining the electronic media to push headline grabbing, poorly sourced and poorly analyzed, sensational stories.
I guess when the same applies to the other side. Reference the “both sides” syndrome!
well, unfortunately it also gets spread to even a place like here in the comments just as much. all in the guise of “staying informed of what the other side is doing”…as if we don’t know what their game plan is!! ho hum…
US-Irish relationship "the strongest it has ever been" DANIEL M ROONEY diplopundit.net/2012/12/17/us-… youtu.be/pKWFckQ4m1o— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) January 11, 2013
Joe Biden is like Sunshine in a Suit http://t.co/Vl5rBcnF— Jen Simon (@dell0717) January 08, 2013
dogma. http://t.co/pe5eTIPk— (@amk4obama) January 11, 2013
No, cats and dogs can live together!
After this ?
Look what the cat did to me. http://t.co/g7zxxxQ4— (@amk4obama) January 11, 2013
Big cat! Doesn’t look like you, a friend?
I don’t need a damned cat to make me look like that. My pug will do that job.
So sad! Are you okay now?
Is it the 7 min. Video that was provided by Chipsticks that you’re so excited about? That is so wonderful. A bouquet of roses and a seat close to Obama’s at Inaugural!
Since emo left whining has been such an issue the past two days, my new piece for TPV is entitled “How I stopped whining and learned to be an adult”. Yep, even I went through my whining, outraged phase. And it wasn’t so long ago.
Just saw Rev. Al show a part of Pres. Obama’s speech in Selma. Got chills up and down my spine. Is that in the vault of TOD? I remember watching it. Yew, I recorded the show. Always a step behind except when I get alerts from Chips.
Am going to read WordPress instructions to post photos. Must show my two boys sitting by Obama/Biden re-election sign!
Ya can’t do it carol, many have tried. You can only post a photo that’s embedded in a tweet or you can put a link in a comment and Chips can work some WordPress blogowner magic to embed it for you. Also, for videos, WordPress only allows direct embeds of Youtube videos.
Accept it. Resistance is futile.
Having trouble finding photo anyway. My brain is tired too. Thanks.
This is for the navy guy whashisname who hangs around here.
A guy was driving around the back woods of Kentucky and he sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: ‘Talking Dog for Sale’
He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard.
The guy goes into the back yard and sees a nice looking Beagle sitting there. ‘You talk?’ he asks. ‘Yep,’ the Beagle replies.
After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says
‘So, what’s your story?’
The Beagle looks up and says, ‘Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA and they had me sworn into the toughest branch of the armed services… the United States Marines. You know one of their nicknames is ‘The Devil Dogs.’
In no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders; because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running, but the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn’t getting any younger. So, I decided to settle down.
I retired from the Corps (8 dog years is 56 Corps years) and signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security, wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals. I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I’m just retired.’
The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.
‘Ten dollars,’ the guy says.
‘Ten dollars? This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?’
‘Because he’s such a liar… He never did any of that stuff.
He was in the Navy!’
/aaaand my deed of day is done.
YOU’RE KILLIN’ ME HERE! My hubby retired from the Navy! He’d tell you to switch that around!
So, did the day go your way, df?
Crossing my fingers and toes…I hope so. I will hear by mail. I’ll let you know:) Thanks for thinking of me today.
You know amk, you keep pushing the envelop and there have been times I’ve wanted to say something. Against my better judgement I’m gonna say that you should avoid all references to the Navy. Even it I’m not “the navy guy whashisname” you are referring to, be advised that Navy in those terms is capitalized. And your sense of humor leaves something to be desired.
This transmission is terminated!
Ok yardarm. I will stop addressing navy (or any other jokes) directly to you.
But navy (or any other jokes you may find offensive) will continue to be posted.
Have a good day.
I love this!
This is the epitome of Irish dancing and most of them have been doing it since before their teens. The discipline is unparalleled imho.
Now you’re talkin’!
I know. Chicago has a very large and boisterous Irish community to which I was exposed to early in life. As a matter of fact there were lots of 1st generation people in my High School. Parents that didn’t speak English was no big deal. I heard Italian, Chinese, Greek, Spanish, and German before the end of my Freshman year.
Cool. Don’t forget that old favorite, Latin, too! Ha!
Oh yeah. I had 4 years of that. Ugh!
Yeah. I was Latin Club Consul (whatever that meant) and once represented our high school at a Latin Convention in Atlantic City. Everybody else was on the boardwalk or on the beach. Ugh.
“All Gaul is divided in three parts”.
“Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres.”
I just happened to have that translation handy. (Not.)
You got it.
Those are some mean ole fire ants they have in them shoes over there.
Fire ants or hot rocks!
intricate footwork and flowing grace…… exuberant physicality and sensuality. Great merging of the male and female energies.
Damn right Bill R. Let there be no doubt.
Off-Topic: Admiration a brilliant young Fireball!
Her Name: Quvenzhané Wallis (pronounced “kwa-VAHN-zha-nay”)
Her Age: 9
Her Claim to Fame: 2013 Best Actress Oscar Nomination (youngest ever) for her role in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
I will see this film! I MUST see this film!!
Her name is Quvenzhané Wallis. But u can call her 2013 Academy Award Nominee, cuz it's true! youtu.be/ZF7i2n5NXLo http://t.co/hxohgQoq— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) January 11, 2013
Did you know President Obama has more to do with her getting an Oscar nod than you could ever imagine Dudette? Two Obama campaign staffers from 2008 are producers of this movie. They got PBO a copy, he screened it and told Oprah about it. http://www.oprah.com/own-super-soul-sunday/How-Oprah-Heard-About-Beasts-of-the-Southern-Wild-Video she did a whole publicity push after that and well………….. as they say the rest is history.
Really? That is soooo cool! I had NO idea! Golly, I’m itching to see it!
Give me a second I’ll find the the special she did with the cast and the item on how PBO ended up with a copy of the movie
Back when they worked as staffers on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald took some inspiration directly from the president-elect himself. “He said something like, ‘You were too young to know better not to try this,’” said Mr. Janvey, paraphrasing part of a speech that Mr. Obama, who’d been a historic longshot, made at the staff ball after his 2009 inauguration. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303836404577474770034300932.html
Here with recipies! http://www.oprah.com/own-super-soul-sunday/super-soul-sunday-blog.html?filter_tag=Beasts%20of%20the%20Southern%20Wild
I hope the Buttermilk Drop and owner prosper from this.
Can you believe that story. Was making donuts! Life can be beautiful sometimes, in the most unecspected ways.
The struggle continues, eh?
Oh hell yes dudette. This looks like a must see and I don’t go to the show. I got a thing about crowds and closed in places.
My favorite song from PBO rally’s Yardam. Don’t know why, but thats the one that sticks in my head at the end of a C-span speech, and he is working the crowd. Did you see that post from yesterday, Grambling State is going to play “early in the morning” and the inaugural parade?
No I didn’t. Damn.
Marching band plans to funk-ify Inaugural Parade: GSU marching band to play "Early in the Morning" usatoday.com/story/news/nat… youtu.be/wApw_By9nE8— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) January 10, 2013
Oh yeah. They ought to be able to ‘cut-up’ real good on this.
Truman's '49 Inauguration included an "air parade" of over 700 planes-highlights youtu.be/PXE-u4WanMI— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) January 10, 2013
Found this gem the other day, thought of you and Bob4r, Yardam. Getting excited about the innagural on the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation.
I remember why the Temptations “Keep on Pushing” has been in my head lately. The new Lebron James commercial.
CONGRATULATIONS CHIPSTICKS!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations Chips – very impressive!!!!
@edshow Not Sudan, Syria, Somalia, Mali … BUT the USA OWNS the record that 85% of children killed by guns are US kids. End #GunTerror— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 11, 2013
Okay, added another version of the video of the Irish trip that I HOPE works for those who couldn’t see the first one
Yes, it works!!
Having spent his first six months in the job listening to the staff and board of directors, Kim said he is taking steps to make the bank less bureaucratic. Asked by the organization’s 188-member countries to be more selective on the projects it undertakes, Kim now has to prioritize its efforts and make “tough choices,” he said.
“We can’t be all things to all people,” Kim, 53, said in an interview at the bank’s headquarters in Washington yesterday. “The questions we have to ask are ‘where are the areas in which we can add the most value, where are the areas in which we can’t add value.’”
A physician by training and the former president of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Kim in July took over an institution created at the end of World War II to help rebuild ravaged Europe. Now focused on developing countries, it committed $53 billion last year on projects from building roads to supporting education policies, and has expanded its scope to taking equity stakes in companies and guaranteeing investments.
Jack Lew was Chief Operating Officer for Citigroup’s Hedge Fund section that bet against the mortgage industry that it would go bankrupt. I understand why Bernie Sandies does care for him but in my opinion you want someone who knows how these companies work from the inside. I don’t believe that Jack Lew would help his old industry but to make it work better and would know how best to regulate derivitives swaps.
So good old Bernie Sanders told Ed he was against Jack Lew being the Secretary of Treasurer. We need someone who is not from Wall St. is his reasoning.
NRA's David Keene complained VP Biden did not come to today's meeting with "an open mind" – just when I thought I couldn't love the VP more.— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) January 11, 2013
I know…..it sounds like David Keene did not come to the meeting with “A Sane Mind”.
Are you still giddy, Ms Chips? Congratulations! When can I get your autograph? And BTW, now that you are famous (and powerful?) may I tell my friends that you are my favourite BFF? Pul-leeze! That would undoubtedly raise my stature in their worldly eyes.
Speak to my agent, I’m busy
/muttering/ Oh Gawd, I’m toooo late! The fame has already reached her head.
It was nice knowing you too, Ms Chips! /softer/ Anyone in need of a good BFF?
This fool on Ed Show wants to tell the President what he should do when he did not know the emancipation proclamation was originally not to free all slaves……The President knows it…..he knows more than these couch potatoes who think they know what to do.
Oh. Mah. Gawd. What a phenomenal video, Chips! Every frame is so stirring and inspirational and full of the spirit of the visit. WOW! No wonder it found such a great home. Congrats once again! You are an incredible curator. BRAVA!!
Indeed – it’s exactly where it belongs. What I most love about this video is that it really captured the love of the Moneygall folks – standing in the rain and being so giddy with the Obamas. It’s one of my favourites, and I’m so happy that the Moneygall folks have been able to see it, and that it’s gracing the Obama Ancestral Home. Congratulations, Chips! Very well deserved.
Madcow is talking about bayonnets, ships, and drones…….slow news day.
Well Done Chips!! WooHoo, always knew you were a star, you now have a very well deserved place in history, so truly proud of you (((((((Chips))))))))))
R's new foe @barackobama guerrilla warrior "Under PBO Lee Atwater's Sun-Tzu quoting descendants have met their match." finance.fortune.cnn.com/2013/01/10/oba…— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) January 11, 2013
California teacher talks student out of school shooting.
A teacher at a high school in California has been praised by police for averting a serious shooting incident.
The teacher and a campus supervisor talked a gunman into putting down his weapon after he had shot and injured one pupil at Taft Union High School.
Police said the gunman had enough ammunition to kill many people.
The injured student was taken to hospital in an air ambulance and is in a critical condition.
Students and staff telephoned police, but before officers could arrive, the suspect had shot at two people in a class in the science block. One shot missed its target.
The teacher, who had been grazed by a pellet, then intervened.
Map of California showing Taft and Los Angeles
He and another school official who entered the classroom are reported by US media to have warned the suspect that there would be no shooting in his class – at which point the gunman put down his weapon and police officers arrested him.
First of all, congratulations Ms. Chipsticks! Well deserved.
After reading through the last thread I realized I am beginning to be as angry with Democrats as I am with Republicans; well, almost. Isn’t the President the leader of their party? Do they understand what a leader is? I don’t mind if they disagree with him – disagree with him all they want to In Private. And if you want to name Cabinet positions, run for president and get elected. I think they must have less and less effect as they object to everything he does. President Obama must expect it by now and just discount it.
Actually I know that it is just a small proportion of Democrats, but I am disgusted enough for the whole party.
I was writing something similar below. It’s frustrating.
The US and Afghanistan have reached the “last chapter” in an effort to make Afghanistan secure and sovereign, the US defence secretary has said.
Leon Panetta’s remarks came as he welcomed Afghan President Hamid Karzai to the Pentagon for talks.
Mr Karzai said he was confident the two countries could “work out the modality for bilateral security” during his three-day trip to Washington.
The Afghan president is scheduled to meet President Barack Obama on Friday.
“After a long and difficult past, we finally are, I believe, at the last chapter of establishing a sovereign Afghanistan that can govern and secure itself for the future,” Mr Panetta said on Thursday.
“We’ve come a long way towards a shared goal of establishing a nation that you and we can be proud of, one that never again becomes a safe haven for terrorism.”
Good Evening Chipstick and TODville,
Thanks Chips for the videos. Superbe! I hope to visit this Museum a day not too far on the horizon.
I don’t know that disease is affecting Ed’s and Rachel’s judgement this week. Maybe it is a new strain of flu yet to be identified. They’ve been so critical of PBO and his actions, namely his recent nominations that we don’t need the Obstructionists in Congress to do their usual destruction. I turned to C-Span that is re-playing BO’s announcement today, to listen to Tim Geithner for whom I have much admiration.
MSNBC’s rating will tank if its anchors continue in that path.
NBCNews vid: NRA slams Biden’s gun task force -Well, Damn, my man, VP JOE BIDEN MUST BE DOIN' SOMETHIN' RIGHT! video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/5…— (@Pharaon47) January 11, 2013
There Rachel Maddow is with her ranting and raving about the use of drones. I am so dam sick of her holier than thou attitude. If Rachel think she can do a better job keeping this country safe then get off of her freaking behind and run for office. It’s so easy sitting on tv running your mouth, but having to make tough decisions for the safety of this country is hard.
Or she could get off her freaking behind and join the military. There’s a thought!
Bill Burton is keeping Rachael in check. He is standing his ground with her.
Exciting news about the video. Congrats, Chips — you’re historical and everything!
Oh Chips, that is so cool!!!!!!!! Everytime I see that Ireland video I cry. That was such an emotional day. I will never forget it.
OMG!!! You are famous for all eternity, Chips. What does that make us? OMG what shall we say when any one of us goes to Moneygall? that we know the famous lady who made the video an that we were all co-approvers of the famous 7 minute video, and that we bask in the glow of the fame, and …and …and…?
Yup to all of it!
Congrats Ms. Chips! That is an awesome development!
It took me 3 times watching this video to catch it. Congratulations Chips. We are all so proud of you. I gotta say your blog is what got me through these last few years. Thanks.
I can blame you for showing this video a thousand times, its my best Obama moment besides the day acceptance speech in 2008. Shows you the warm welcome of the Irish people, magical! eternal friendship !
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