Photos and bits and pieces in the morning, if I wake early enough
Monster huge best wishes to the TOD gang who will be in DC this weekend, hope you all have the most blissful time. I’d say ‘behave’, but …..
4 more glorious years!
Congrats on 1st vitaminlover.
Thanks! I am sooooo excited! Am watching the 2009 Inauguratiion on C-span.
It is bringing back so many memories!
Way to go vitaminlover. Good job elbowing all the others out of the way as you sprinted through the doorway of this shiny new post. Hahaha
Lol! Excitement will do that to a person
Absolutely VL! Congrats on first!
Fired Uo, ready to go.
Neat! That GA Dems graphic does look mighty fine up there! Thanks Chips!
That was a cool pic, Dudette.
Totally stolen… got it from email invitation from GA Dems for Monday’s festivites in Atlanta. Couldn’t stop staring at it.
Great picture Dudette.
Thanks Betsy! How are ya?!!
Great! Can’t wait to see the inauguration on Monday, even if I couldn’t go.
Dudette, the GA Dems have got some really great graphic talent. The button they produced for the campaign was the best– so beautifully done that people would long for it every time I wore it. Whoever does their designs should really get a national audience. They’re stars.
Is that the Vote2012 button/poster? There is something about it that never gets old, the energy is so dynamic!
I totally agree!
Great picture! Warms my heart. Thanks Dudette and Chips for sharing!
Thanks for the beautiful imagery Dudette!!!
Thanks for the new thread, Chips.
Dear @VP When we ended slavery we ended the ONLY reason Madison crafted the 2nd Amendment. It's long past time to face that fact. cc @vj44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 20, 2013
Yes We Can
Thank you and Amen, Bob. We need to repeat this until every school child in the US knows it. I want to get to the point where people start to routinely question the second amendment and it someday becomes an embarrassment. We may not see its repeal in our day, but our children are going to do it someday because its inclusion in our constitution will be be a thing of shame for decent people.
Great tweet, Bobfr!
O.B.A.M.A. Obviously Best At Managing America.— Farrah Gray (@RealFarrahGray) January 20, 2013
MA Gov Deval Patrick on CNN with Piers Morgan now…
Evening Chipsticks, TOD!
Beyonce, Far East Movement, Smokey Robinson, James Taylor, Black Violin, Brad Paisley, Walt Whitman and Soul Children of Chicago…….. HD quality sound/ All 22 performers, multiple albums. If you dont have Spotify easy sign up or sign in through facebook. Hope you enjoy!
Official Inauguration Playlist by @barackobama on Spotify open.spotify.com/user/barackoba…— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) January 20, 2013
Good stuff on there.
Got 2 complete Black Violin albums for you and Bob4r to scrounge over.
“President Obama’s inaugural parade will feature eight floats, including a Hawaii float to honor his birthplace, an Illinois float to honor the first lady’s home state, and a Kenyan float just to mess with Republicans.” –Jimmy Fallon
Chips I’m e-mailing you a picture you might be able to use if you don’t have it in your extensive files.
got me with that one. ROFLMAO I was in the moment then I got to the last line….sooo apropo
Congrats to vitamin lover. A weekend to remember.
Hello all! Don’t know why this song came to me this evening! Sharing!
70s fashions are fun to look back on. But my mom has much to answer for for the way she dressed me during that decade. Nothing as bad as that video, though.
I could have been you Mom? My poor babies had little alligators on their pools.
That was polo.
Awwww! LL, every 2 decades or so, we need to throw some fashion items down a volcano. Some, though, need to be kept as comic documentation! To look at now & again so as to regain one’s sense of humor!
That’s my jam….thank u xtine….we must be from the same generation, late boomer, born 1956.
You is young’uns …
FLOTUS is a sweet and gentle flower!
Yep, I think that’s why this popped into my head!
Btw, I literally wore out the album this song is on — It’s Been A Long Time (I know some of the young ones don’t know what an album is – sad for them)
Oh, I loved that song — used to play it again & again. And then some!
Thank you, honey! I’m just a-swayin’ and rememberin’
Hope there’s a grin in that rememberin’!!
Slow dancin’ in a hot sweaty dark basement with black lights and lava lamps. Hell yeh I’m grinnin’!
Girl, that was MY JAM! and back in those days I could hit and hold the high notes!
But … but did you sashay those hips as well as hit those high notes?!
Girl, PLEASE — God blessed me bountifully in the hip department; and I can sashay, swish, and sway with the best of them! LOL
Tell it, girl!!
You guys are somethin’ else…….
As much as I loved the Kennedys in the WH, and they seemed to have this nice happy family, the connection the Obamas have was missing. I don’t remember John fawning over Jacqueline or visa versa.
Anyway, I love their interactions. It is not lost on me how much that image means to couples and families everywhere. Not just in the USA. And not just with families of color. A loving relationship like that is something everyone wants. And as our leaders, it is refreshing to have them as role models.
Yes and I credit Michelle with much of that because she grew up in such a loving, stable family. Also Barack had maturity on him when he married her and has the best manly heart. They are not fake but so real.
JFK had a wandering eye and wasn’t entirely focused on Jackie. Too busy chasing other skirts.
PBO and FLOTUS were made for each other.
Yup. No comparison at all. Actually, I find it insulting.
You may be looking back at it. Actually, if you lived through that time, it was all like a fairy tale. The press kept any hint of trouble in their marriage (if they knew about it) to themselves. His wandering eye wasn’t known by his adoring public, nor her adoring public. All they saw was a bright, young marriage with small children. She was a role model for women at the time (it was a much different time). He was the first President born in the 20th century, and more to the liking of the ’60s culture. It all worked then.
Today, we know the two couples are nothing like the other. But not back then; hence, the “Camelot” story is still remembered by people my age. Jackie went on to raise two wonderful children, and remained well loved until her death.
And JOB, wasn’t it wonderful to be named “Jacqueline” in those days. It wasn’t a common name and it felt great to have such a beautiful first lady named after you. That’s something you and I both shared.
Well, yes, Jackie, it truly was! We got lucky. My parents could not have known in advance how lucky, that’s for sure. I remember trying to do my hair like hers when I was in high school, and I had a dress with a neckline like one she wore, and I added (costume jewelry) pearls. And I was ultra thin then, there’s that! I’ve always loved “our” name – haven’t you?
Well, JOB, I wish I had done as you did and used Jacqueline. I never like Jackie, but everyone called me that when I was little and it stuck.
Everyone called me Jackie at home, too, but I went to Catholic school K-12 and you weren’t “allowed” to have a nickname (I kid you not!) in the ’50s and ’60s, the good ol’ days.
Yep, she was not looking and he WAS. He had to EARN her love and there were NO games. If he truly wanted her, he HAD TO PROVE HIMSELF WORTHY. She had a strong mother and father who taught her and her brother good family values and their parents lived it. Barack wanted a stable family and an independent strong woman like the ones who raised him.
All true, meta. His infidelity was a constant insult to Jackie and must have hurt her terribly. While the Kennedsy were beautiful to look at they were not affectionate in public. That was also a more formal time–note the top hats for the Inauguration–and expressing affection for your spouse in public would have been frowned on.
Unfortunately JFK was a womanizer: multiple affairs and women in the WH; often spirited out as Jackie was returning to WH.
Whew, bless you Chipsticks. You may take first turn on the naughty mat…. My iPad was weepin’ from the weight of that thread, but I made it struggle on! hey everyone! A good day. (except for all those gun crackpots….)
Chips, just for that Chelsea crack, here’s tonight’s menu.
Broiled tilapia, seasoned with Magic Dust from Hitching Post II
Sauteed brussel sprouts
Feast your eyes on this, buster:
omg. what’s that gunk?
Excusez moi? That’s mon dinner. Wish me bon appétit, or I’ll sing a song for you /ultimate threat
No wonder your both arms look like rafa’s left.
Which gives me a perfectly good excuse to post:
dessert? This looks a WHOLE lot yummier than those beans!
Beans? What beans?
The beans hiding under that fried egg that Chips is having for dinner:)
Ooh, if I could just touch that…
Wha… egg? What egg?
Gasp! My Rafaaaaaa!!!! Ohhhhhhh, I think I’m gettin’ the vapors!!!!
[reminding me he's not playing in the Australian this year. poor baby. wish I could fly over to Mallorca to comfort him in his recovery]
Don’t hate. Appreciate!
I do appreciate. 😍
Dudette, that fella gave me the vapors a long time ago. I’ve tried, really hard, to focus on, like, his two-handed backhand cross-court missile-like sublime passing shots, but all I can see is…. no. Won’t go there. Let’s just say: I admire the fella, quite a bit.
Does this guy play tennis half nakid? Or else you must have one of the famed x-ray raybans.
I ♥ my x-ray raybans!
I’m with ya Chips. I’m planning to start a letter writing campaign to ask him to go back to the sleeveless tank tops when he plays. I want NOTHING covering those arms — EVER! Hell, just go shirtless and distract the other players into utter submission.. (along with the rest of us).
pshaw. With photoshopping, I too could have eight abs, no less.
ChipsChica knows the ladies of this blog.
OMG.. That looks tasty!
Where are you from Chips?
The dish looks like something I would love to try!
Thank you Proud, I’m more than willing to share!
And my cholesterol just shot up 20 points looking at that.
Can you imagine what mine did after eating it? Delicious, though. LL, you have to cook for me one day, just to show me the brighter culinary side of life.
Casa de LL and Mrs. LL is open when you come to enjoy winter in L.A. It was 80. 80.
LL and Mrs LL, be warned, I will arrive on your doorstep one day!
I still have to have a get together for LA TODers. Probably post-weight loss surgery.
Looks just lovely, Chips. Makes mine look totally pathetic, forgive me not offering details, you do not want to know.
Thanks Pamela, it’s good to know someone around here appreciates fine dining. I’ll invite you for dinner one day ….. if you’re not careful.
Oh, I’m not.
If I was, my poor dinner wouldn’t have been so very well done as to be almost inedible, but, Hey, I ate it anyway, as I just didn’t have the energy to start over. This predicament was, however, entirely and utterly the fault of THE OBAMA DIARY; you see, I have been out all day and there was simply too much to catch up on, and so I kinda forgot to keep an eye on the oven. Hey, it happens!
eewww puke on toast
Egg.Zackly….yuck. Egg over easy on beans and toast. Who eats that stuff?
New thread! And not a moment too soon! Thanks Chips! Certain elements on the previous thread were getting a skosh risqué what with all the songs with innuendo and all. My my, what pervs we have here at TOD!! I had to cover my innocent eyes and ears! My, oh my!
Wot! I missed that, heading back thread so I can cover my eyes/ears in retrospect!
Whew. Well, now I get why my iPad was having conniptions, and so it would seem a stack of naughty mats must be laid out… All Aboard!
No no…you’re grounded on the Naughty Mat.
Surely not me?
Yes you too!
“President Obama’s half-brother is running for political office in Kenya. Donald Trump has already accused him of being born in the United States.” – Conan O’Brien
HahHah! A true international bigot, eh?
Did I just hear Doris Kearns Goodwin (historian and author of the book on which the movie “Lincoln” is based) just say she hopes PBO gets the House back in the 2014 midterms?
She’s on Piers Morgan talking about the President’s “Place In History”
If she did say it, I know what she means. The GOP have stolen the past two years, and if we DO regain the majority, the last two years of second term will be massive accomplishment. But as it is, the 4 years squished in the middle of PBO’s terms equals a waste of his time and talent by those who don’t give a shit about this country. It will be critical to us all to make this regain, so after this weekend of partaying, we all really really need to buckle down and get to work on those 2014 elections.
Yep. She’s a Democrat so she obviously wants it back.
Someone on previous thread mentioned that CSPAN was showing the 2009 inaug and it reminded me of how Cheney made the Obama’s stay at a hotel while his kids were in school and while awaiting the inaug because he claimed the guest house was occupied and it turned out not to be true. Then they had some schmuck stay there when ppl called him out. SMDH
I hope he and his evil spawn rot in hell.
Okay with that ugly thought out of the way, it’s back to our regularly scheduled, heartwarming, forward thinking, unifying, program.
Oh yeh, I remember that! Another reason that evil bastard deserves to be dunked in a vat of elephant piss!
I wished for that evil punk to drop dead coupla threads back. It hasn’t happened yet ? !!!!
They are in the deep freeze of WY, unless they’re vacationing somewhere warm.
That reminds me of being at the Inauguration in 2009 and hearing the huge boo when Cheney came out in his wheelchair. It was so loud it was deafening. When I watched my tv recording of it I noticed there was no boo in it so guess the station took the sound out.
When Claire McCaskill set out to crack down on waste and fraud in wartime contracting six years ago, the newbie senator from Missouri figured that finding ways to save taxpayer dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan would be a no-brainer project, even in the highly partisan halls of Congress.
“Like most who come to Washington for the first time, I assumed that this would not be a heavy lift,” McCaskill said in a recent interview with McClatchy. “I assumed that cleaning up war contracting and profiteering would be a consensus item that would fly through the process, and I learned quickly that that was very naive.”
This month – after half a dozen years of hearings, reports, overseas fact-finding trips, painful compromises and some last-minute, round-the-clock negotiating – the first substantial overhaul of the federal government’s wartime contracting practices since World War II finally became law, with McCaskill as its chief architect. The president signed it Jan. 2 as part of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, the day before McCaskill, a Democrat, was sworn in for her second Senate term.
Wedding out venality & corruption, step by step.
Thank you McCaskill, but dang woman, I could of told you that wasn’t going to be easy.
great news. The military industrial complex is the biggest drain on our resources and most is so unnecessary. Remember when a cool billion went missing in Iraq? While we were arguing about providing affordable health care which some deemed wasteful spending. SMDH
On CNN, @devalpatrick says he'll finish his term and then "return to the private sector, which is something I promised my wife and family"— Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer) January 20, 2013
Nooooooo! *sob* (he’s been a great governor…I thought he was going to move up…)
I know. Its sad. Democrats need someone like him.
Let’s call his wife and change her mind. Remember FLOTUS saying she couldn’t say no when PBO wanted to run for Senate after losing his Congressional race, because she felt it would be selfish. Mrs. Deval, listen to FLOTUS!!!
Mrs. Deval probably looked at what FLOTUS went through (is still going through) and said, “Hell no!”
This is getting more and more exciting as the weekend rolls along.
Dudette, look up thread a tad!
I did. Thank you!!
I’m so excited…and I just can’t hide it! I’m about to lose control and I think I like it!!
I’m posting this link for 99ts, as there are still a few tickets left and it is going to be a memorable day in Sydney! Hope you can attend! http://seaflavour.com.au/
Drooling! Table for 1!
Ding … ding ….
The irony toll keeps rising! Now at: EIGHT people shot at FIVE different Gun Shows: bit.ly/Wt6IuB @KagroX #GunAppreciationDay #Darwin— Deborah N. Tornello (@litbrit) January 19, 2013
…. the madness & irony of it all ….
Am I an awful person because I am LAUGHING.MY.ASS.OFF? Maybe it’s my 3rd glass of chardonnay. Yeah, that’s it.
Yes, do blame the Chardonnay, LL
Blame it on the a-a-a-a-a-a-alcohol!
No. And don’t blame the alcohol. Two different people posted this info in the last 2 hours and each time I came across it, I laughed so hard I wizzed myself.
Well, if I wizzed myself I would HAVE to blame the wine.
See my reply to Bobfr!
Mommy, mommy the ghosts are scaring me …..
Cowards In Congress Are Afraid Of Ghosts The NRA Has 1 Million Dead Members. ow.ly/gP6ZS— (@Tomthunkit) January 20, 2013
…. though, of course, it’s the gun/ammo manufacturers, Walmart and other major distributors that the Congress critters are truly afraid. But, none of them are a match for ~ 26M @BarackObama tweeps and the millions of OFA supporters – as long as we bring it the way we did for 2008 and 2012.
Now it will be the survival of the smartest. Shrinking pool of ignorant bigots. Good for us.
in honor of those idiots, and with special gratitude to charles darwin, for giving us hope:
If only each of them took out their gonads ….
I have no experience with guns. I’m kind of stunned at how many of these people poke themselves in the eye with the damn things. Really, really stupid stuff. Off to tweet it.
She corrected her mistake, it’s 5, not 8.
1 was enough
This is sooooooo funny…..rolling on the floor laughing out loud (had to spell it out it was so funny).
I do appreciate the guns that shot them.
These gun shows should come with a warning label. “Enter at your own risk. This time it could be you.”
I was thrilled at the 2008 inauguration of President Obama. Our first African-American President in part, but also our first really interesting, compelling speaker in my lifetime. (I was not a fan of Ah, shucks Reagan. He was ok. But avuncular.)
This time I am bubbling over with excitement, because I know what we are getting because I know what we got. I have seen him in action, in the daily life of the nation, including its traumas and great moments and immense frustrations. I will be in my home far away, but absolutely glued to the inauguration of this President.
I have a seekrit that I am dying to tell.
No, no, amk. Sit down.
What might it be?
Spill it man! You’ll feel better!
There is a certain tyrant who might kill me if I did. And I want to live and play with grandkidz.
I see you.
You’re really good at this, aren’t ya
So now, instead of jokes you’re into jerking chains …. and it appears to be working
Please do tell.
Waiting for you to spill the beans (not Chips’ beans, the other ones!)
My beans never spill, Pamela, they’re solidified on the plate
yeah, we saw, upthread
yep …. that’s some serious ‘heaviness’ on that plate!! Bet you could invert it and nothing would detach
And I thought you were my friend, Bob.
Oh, I am Chips – that was a complement
Oh, whew, good to know!
Beans, beans, the wonderful fruit.
The more you eat, the more you toot,
The more you toot, the better you feel.
So lets have beans for every meal!
Lost count of abusive tweets from NRA 'supporters' with brand new Twitter accounts – ie we're winning #TheTimeIsNow http://t.co/sguLgzxy— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) January 20, 2013
@WholeFoods that disgusting comment from your CEO will cost you, big time. Adopt the @Costco model for your employees, or perish. @maddow— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 20, 2013
Dear @SenatorReid no namby pamby filibuster 'reforms.' The GOP insurgents have done terrible harm to Americans & must be stopped. Thank you.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 20, 2013
Dear @SenatorReid the 1st principle of a filibuster should be that the Senator stand & speak continuously & all comments recorded & viewable— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 20, 2013
I’m so with you on this one, Bob. A filibuster should be such a big deal that anyone proposing it should face the prospect of physical exhaustion and constant public exposure of his/her idiocy. I want to see sore throats, and sweaty brows and I want I want every senator who supports the filibuster to have to sit through it all. Why should it be easy to throw a monkey wrench into the smooth operating of our government. Faced with the prospect of having to make fools of themselves, the number of senators willing to call for a filibuster would drop like a stone.
To all you paranoid, moronic, and brainwashed simpletons celebrating #GunAppreciationDay. #tcot http://t.co/8iYcCB4z— Wayne Thomas (@LiberalSmartAss) January 20, 2013
5 people shot at 3 gun shows for #GunAppreciationDay. Forgive me if I enjoy the grim irony. #p2 #connecttheleft— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) January 20, 2013
It was as if Dick Cheney was at 3 different gun shows at once. #GunAppreciationDay— Anomaly One Hundred (@Anomaly100) January 20, 2013
@Anomaly100 Hello Boss? Yeh, I'm gonna need a new laptop. Um, I was drinking a glass of tea when I read this tweet and…— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) January 20, 2013
The screen behind Katy Perry at the Kids' Inaugural Concert was rather impressive http://t.co/ZqGHBv8c— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) January 20, 2013
Then Katie Perry said it is good to have the Obamas in the White House for four more years.
When I grow up, (a) I'm going to grow new front teeth and (b) I'm gonna become a two-term President. No, seriously! http://t.co/fFKLhGWs— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) January 19, 2013
@TheObamaDiary – LOL. Both done and ticked off the list.— (@amk4obama) January 20, 2013
Love this photo Chips and I love your comment.
#NRA This Pictoral explains why many men feel the need for Assault Rifles> http://t.co/tHEWQSPZ— (@JerryCallaio) January 20, 2013
lmao. happily rt’ed
Someone should send that to VP Biden and Rahm – you know they’d holler with laughter
Magnificent!!! Thank you Dotster!
C-SPAN One is airing Pres. Obama’s 2009 inauguration in its entirety throughout the night. Memories.
Like the colors of my mind…..misty water colored memories, of the way we were…….
2009 Presidential Inauguration on C-Span now. Great memories.
CSPAN is running the 2009 Inaug arrivals of dignataries. Bush just walked in… ugh (didn’t need to seee that). VP Biden coming now! Yay!!!!
Hey Dudette, TOD. Yes, but they showed Bush entering twice. Threw me for a loop. Complete scene repeated. Think C-Span is drinking ala Diane Sawyer ? Just delaying PBO. Now they’re showing repeat of him coming through the hall. Oh, here comes Biden again
Ok. Gotta run. Work to do. Yeah, me worky sundays too. (chest thumping)
Yay! CSPAN — PBO coming in to take the oath behind Nancy Smash and Diane Feinstein.
Look at the crowd!!!!
Does the Boner annouce the President this time?
I hope not. Really, he could just stay home (at that bar down the street from Capitol) as far as I’m concerned.
I have to say I did feel the bitter cold but those of us standing felt it from the ground into our feet. Maybe sitting would have been easier. Those sitting were either family members, politicians or VIPs. They were not in their seats as long as we were standing either.
I met a lady today who sat on the platform behind Tom Hanks during the first inaug. She said it was so surreal and awe-inspiring, she didn’t feel the bitter cold at all until it was time to leave.
The crowd goes wild as he walks out and his name is announced “Ladies and Gentlemen, the President-Elect, Barack H. Obama”
I wonder if they’ll actually say “Hussein” this time.
Did you dig that swag?
Chants: O-BA-MA! O-BA-MA! O-BA-MA!!
Oh My..that was something special! I am just as excited – perhaps even a bit more.
I am an emotional mess today…crying again watching 2009..
I have a confession to make. You know all those emails from politicians and their groups asking to sign cards, or petitions or ‘show my support’ by signing things? Well sometimes I wonder about their motives. I think some of them are fishing to create their own database of names, much like the OFA list and that makes me reluctant to sign some. I call and fax as requested but when I think of all the grief some of these people have created for this president, I pause.
And yet I always respond to PBO’s campaign people and close advisors, but the DCCG et al, well I’m reluctant. So I give and sign sparingly. Why? Because not all of them support the president’s agenda and some actually seem to fight him in things that I care deeply about.
So bottom line is I’m happy for Organizing for Action. I plan to help in anyway I can. And I’m really grateful that they are keeping the ‘Obama/Biden’ list to themselves. A while back I read somewhere in the interwebz a really nice comment that paraphrasing went something like, “I don’t stand behind my president, I stand before him, to shield him and to pave his way.” I see OFA as his army that is sent out before him and I’m ready.
#4morefor44 #Forward #inaug2013
I agree with your concerns, especially when you look at some of the emails from various people and the way they request money for everyone up to Daily Kos! Well said!
Mute Rick Warren…
On Monday, Charles Schumer will be doing what Diane Feinstein did in 2009.
Rick Warren Invocation — I forgot how he got basically just light, polite applause. LOL!
Great time at the Root Ball with @sonjasohn and attorney General Eric Holder http://t.co/7zTFz5n2— Jamie Hector (@JamieHector) January 20, 2013
Hey, does anyone else remember last year that (I think it was) Jay Carney suggested the next time we’d hear the President singing was at the inauguration? Wonder if anyone’s been practicing around the White House…
IMHO, cheney signaled the GOP it was ok to disrespect PBO, by showing up in a wheel chair at the 2009 inaugural. No way did he hurt his back moving (as if people at that level would be lifting boxes). He did it to gin up the racists; no need to stand for “that one”. I believe that was the start of their evil tactics.
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