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Jul
13

Thank You For Visiting, Africa!

Love this, lots of visitors to TOD from Africa in the last week.

Still not a single visitor from, most notably, Greenland, though. :-(


207 Responses to “Thank You For Visiting, Africa!”


  1. 2 sherijr
    July 2, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    ohh I love when you show these Chips ~ Hellloooo People of the World !

  2. 3 Jovie
    July 2, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Chips, I didn’t see the North Pole on there either?
    I was wondering if you think Chris Kringle visits here?

  3. July 2, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Well, I certainly enjoyed the trip to Africa, the pictures and scenery was beautiful, thanks for the sharing

  4. 8 Jovie
    July 2, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    See?

  5. 9 Allison
    July 2, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Chips, I have mentioned to many of my friends to view this blog. The only place where you will get thorough and fair information about POTUS and FLOTUS. Thank you!

  6. 14 Sara
    July 2, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    The NSA can file those 153,785 contacts under ‘Obama: love’ … LOL

  7. 15 sherijr
    July 2, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Look at all the visitors from Tanzania… thank YOU for your wonderful welcome to POTUS & FLOTUS, it was a beautiful sight to see.

  8. July 2, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    I see that loads of Jamaicans visited too. YAY!!

    Nice to know that this blog is international and spreading much love for our President.

  9. 29 globalcitizenlinda
    July 2, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Chips and other “blog tyrants”, thanks, thanks, thank……………s a lot for leading the PBO-delegation during the trip to Africa.

    You guys have no idea what it has meant to so many of us to tag along.

    at times I have been so overwhelmed that I just read and re-read, watched & re-watched the content here but could not comment— blame it on the raw emotion.

    thanks a whole bunch everybody for leading and the company during the journey.

    Now I am going to go through these blog posts again

  10. 30 vcprezofan2
    July 2, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Time to send a representative to Greenland to help them get their act together. I volunteer Amk. He likes to travel and ……

    • July 2, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      Hold on, VC – I **want** people from Greenland to visit here, not to permanently boycott the place. Jeez.

      • 32 vcprezofan2
        July 2, 2013 at 8:31 pm

        Oh! /crestfallen/
        .
        .
        .
        But wait a minute! My buddyy Amk has beautiful company manners, especially when certain people aren’t present to bring out his inner demon…I mean his true.. needle him.
        rogue in him.

  11. July 2, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Cuba visited? Fucking Cuba visited!!!!!! Hola mis hermanos!!!

  12. 44 amk for obama
    July 2, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Oy ???????????

  13. July 2, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    GE Chips, TOD……. Good news you can add Doris McDougal, my Dean, as a new TODer….. I was on campus all say setting up my classes for the fall, and saw an African tile displayed prominently on her desk…..after some inquiries we went from registering my classes to showcasing TOD, and me explaining all the widgets!! I also got her to watch “Luther” in action from a youtube clip of Key & Peele…LOL!!!!

  14. 63 CEB
    July 2, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    This is fantastic! Chips, you are world famous. Good to see so many know what those of us who comment here know: TOD is the best place for all things Obama. I feel like singing ” It’s a small world after all.”
    Lurkers: come out and play with us some time.

  15. July 2, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    This has to be some kind of Bolshevik plot right?………… I am at a loss for any rationale explaining what is going on.

  16. July 2, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Terrific, absolutely so. Can this family “reach out,” or what…? And, again, the aplomb and self-contained dignity of Sasha and Malia. Very classy, well-raised, as well as courteous and understanding, young ladies. (Can you imagine how many sit-downs, and “discussions,” the family must have had around this, in the WH family quarters, and , then, with the Presidential staff…?)

    If you want to see the BEST effing “family values” in the US of A, just look toward the White House!

    That’s my story, and I”m stickin’ to it…

    Gato

  17. July 2, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    I’ve missed the whole day. :-(

  18. 73 desertflower
    July 2, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I have some catching up to do! My daughter just shared this with me, and now I’m sharing with you. Dare you not to cry.

    • 74 theo67
      July 3, 2013 at 1:08 am

      They’ve been playing this a lot on the radio. I just finished a seven hour drive home, and I think I listened to this song 20,968,665 times… :)

  19. July 2, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Chips, at 19,967,492 hits and growing, with near global participation, you have created a valuable resource for people seeking community with those who want to build a better future. Congratulations on your stunning success.

  20. 81 Jovie
    July 2, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Greenwald and Hayes are the same people, one is a Terminator.
    Which one is it?

  21. 83 Allison
    July 2, 2013 at 8:47 pm
    • 84 Allison
      July 2, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      Welcome home! We are so proud of you!

    • 85 misspat
      July 2, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      Count Knoller is back with his numbers. I wonder how many donuts he had on this trip. Why he get s to go anyway? He doesn’t send back a report . Maybe he does, I just don’t visit MSM.

  22. 86 vcprezofan2
    July 2, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Does wh.gov usually show PBO’s arrival? I don’t want to miss it since I missed the departure from Tanzania

  23. 93 desertflower
    July 2, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks, Chips! I love when you post these maps here:) HELLO WORLD! We love you! Pay NO ATTENTION to the lunatics in America! Someone dropped them on their heads when they were young….they shook it off then, but we’re feeling the effects now:) We’ll move forward…

  24. July 2, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    OK WTF is going on here? Been gone all day….. are we about to snatch the SOB or is he about to be in Bolivia w/ protection…..

    European countries are refusing airspace to a plane suspected to be carrying Snowden….

  25. 95 desertflower
    July 2, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    photo/1 HOME!

  26. 98 amk for obama
    July 2, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    So what is the ending to that morales story ? Did they I spy spyboy in the plane or not ?

  27. 99 Allison
    July 2, 2013 at 8:52 pm
    • 100 jacquelineoboomer
      July 2, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      Awww. Pete’s glad to be home, too! Well done, sir!

      • 101 daisydem
        July 2, 2013 at 10:26 pm

        Yes, and so glad. I love them so much. Welcome home First Family and Pete. Thank you Chips and TOD for everything! P.S. Hope you left the WHPC somewhere … maybe with Snowden? Well, one could hope.

        • 102 jacquelineoboomer
          July 2, 2013 at 10:29 pm

          Maybe the WHPC is stuck in the cargo hold overnight. Now, there’s a laugh! Well, at least Mark Knoller will have food in his carry-on for the others, there’s that.

  28. 103 carolyn
    July 2, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    I am so impressed with those worldwide viewing numbers! When we talk on here, we are talking to an almost worldwide audience, and this is amazing. I’m sure people realize the respect and love we have for the president, and also the love and respect we have for each other. Chips has started and nurtured an amazing thing.
    News comes here so fast! I told my husband about the Bolivia president plane thing, before he heard about it anywhere else…..he’s always amazed at the news I get here. He doesn’t look himself, but he’ll say “What good stuff have you got today?”

  29. 104 vitaminlover
    July 2, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Obamas back in da’ houuuussse!

  30. 107 dotster3
    July 2, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I see Knoller tweet that they’re home—-motorcade back to WH, no Marine 1 due to weather.

  31. 119 anniebella
    July 2, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    So what’s up? I won’t complain about not seeing AirForce 1 land, I’ll just be thankful they arrive home safe and sound.

  32. 120 desertflower
    July 2, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    No shit! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/02/mitch-mcconnell-tea-party_n_3536897.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

    A tea party-affiliated group is urging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to bow out of his reelection bid next year against Democratic rival Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, citing concerns with the longtime senator’s electability.

    Matt Hoskins, the Senate Conservatives Fund’s executive director, told the Washington Post Tuesday that McConnell isn’t a strong enough candidate to face off against Grimes and that it may be time for him to “pass the torch.”

    “Mitch McConnell is now the least electable Republican senator running for reelection in 2014,” Hoskins said. “He could lose this race and cost Republicans the majority. He needs to consider whether it might be time to hang it up.”

    The Senate Conservatives Fund is a political action committee launched by former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) prior to the 2010 elections.

    Nothing else there…you don’t have to click the link if you don’t want to…

  33. July 2, 2013 at 9:00 pm
  34. July 2, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    I found a few moments to come visit TODdytown, only to find that PBO and crew are safely back on home soil. What an amazing trip brought to us in pics, video, and print by travel agent extraordinaire chica Chips.

    So what’s this I hear that Snowden hitched a ride on AF1 to return home in more style than he left with. Just kidding….I wouldn’t even allow him near Bo’s quarters.

  35. July 2, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    You would get laughed out of Hollywood if you put this script if front of an exec….Attacked the Ecuadorian stock market! next…..Assange?

  36. July 2, 2013 at 9:02 pm
    • July 2, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Oh my gawd……

      Thomas Paine and “…..nothing less is required to pay homage to Valley Forge, Cemetery Ridge, Omaha Beach, and other places of great sacrifice.”

      Jesus.

    • 130 Claire
      July 2, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      They must be using psychology on him to get him to trust his father. That way they can try to stop the wikileaks brainwashing and get him to surrender himself to US authorities. That is the only way this garbage makes any sense. His father knows he’s being manipulated by assange.

    • 131 arapaho415
      July 2, 2013 at 9:38 pm
  37. 132 Jovie
    July 2, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    George Washington>>>>>>>Snowden

    :)

  38. July 2, 2013 at 9:14 pm
  39. July 2, 2013 at 9:17 pm
  40. 136 jacquelineoboomer
    July 2, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Hi, Chips, this is Jackie from Greenland, visiting for the first time. And it won’t be my last time!

    Congrats on the stats … very exciting!

    • July 2, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

      Keep warm up there, Greenlander!!

      • 138 jacquelineoboomer
        July 2, 2013 at 9:27 pm

        Oh, yes. Warm as toast. Warm as a summer in Illinois. :)

        • July 2, 2013 at 9:29 pm

          Just checked your house Jacqueline (the red one), looks pretty chilly up there:

          • July 2, 2013 at 9:50 pm

            I can also see Jacqueline in her living room sitting by the fireplace trying to keep warm…

            • 141 jacquelineoboomer
              July 2, 2013 at 10:07 pm

              You can see me? Maybe I’d better wrap this blanket around me a bit. There ya go. Better?

              Ha!

          • 142 jacquelineoboomer
            July 2, 2013 at 10:05 pm

            Oh, yes, honey bunch, I remember when GoogleGreenlandStreetview came by, to snap that shot. See that big tall white thingie in the background? That’s a “monument” to me, because I’m so “cool.” Thanks for noticing!

            • July 2, 2013 at 10:09 pm

              “I remember when GoogleGreenlandStreetview came by….”

              :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

              • 144 jacquelineoboomer
                July 2, 2013 at 10:21 pm

                Believe this or not (believe it), my grandson’s half brother was visiting a couple of summers ago, and Google rode by that day to update their photo of our street. My son was checking the streetview of his house earlier this year, found the photo, and their brother in it, walking toward my house. Too funny! He was like the hit of his FB page that day, telling his friends! Am I the only one who thinks Google Streetview is a part of the NSA? Ha! I ain’t scared of no NSA!

        • 145 57andfemale
          July 2, 2013 at 11:51 pm

          what summer?

  41. July 2, 2013 at 9:22 pm
    • 148 globalcitizenlinda
      July 2, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      glad to have the First Family back home!!!

      but aren’t they a bit early – thought time was after 10 — not that there is anything wrong with being early

  42. 149 globalcitizenlinda
    July 2, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    okay, what’s up Russia? MIA —- could it be due to the recent poor showing of putin on the global stage?

  43. 150 Dakota
    July 2, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Why can’t I see Cuba?

  44. July 2, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    They’re there Linda, check comment – appropriately – 44!

    • 152 globalcitizenlinda
      July 2, 2013 at 9:30 pm

      Ok, thanks. I see Russia now – I will stop the putin-hating for now! Should have first checked with the quitter who can see Russia from her house

      • 153 daisydem
        July 2, 2013 at 10:38 pm

        Hahahahahahahaha. When this quitter is no longer …. not even as a punchline, I will pop the cork on some champagne and savor every drop!

  45. July 2, 2013 at 9:26 pm
  46. July 2, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Lovely to see them home…almost.

    what a great trip.

  47. July 2, 2013 at 9:36 pm
  48. 164 desertflower
    July 2, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Consider signing and passing. WTH are they thinking?????

    http://www.change.org/petitions/dean-christopher-hill-josef-korbel-school-of-international-studies-rescind-george-w-bush-s-improving-the-human-condition-award

    On September 9th, 2013, George W. Bush is scheduled to receive the “Improving the Human Condition Award” at the annual Korbel Dinner. The Josef Korbel School of International Studies strives to train “pragmatic idealists” to envision and innovate solutions to international issues ranging from peace and security to poverty alleviation to challenging the social norms and structures that perpetuate the oppression of marginalized and vulnerable populations.

    Does this sound like the GWB you knew???

    • July 2, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      No he doesn’t NOT deserve this award. They’re trying to rehabilitate the “Bush” name so that Jeb can run. They’re trying to make 2016 a Jeb/Hillary contest, so whoever wins – it won’t matter, the MSM and neoCons will be happy.

  49. 166 99ts
    July 2, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    So am I time crazed or jet lagged? CBS live feed now showing AF1 landing??
    http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  50. July 2, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    I used to be a licensed NFL scout around 99-03. You only hear about the Woderlick test….that’s nothing it’s scary what the NFL knows before they draft players to join their organizations. If they would use some of the methods for background checks for guns…..we’d all be safer!

    • 168 desertflower
      July 2, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      Yes…but that makes sense…so, NO CAN DO!

    • 169 Jovie
      July 2, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      Notice, teams that are piling on with this information, have problems with there players getting arrested as well.
      Look over there, not at me… nonsense…! :)

  51. 170 vcprezofan2
    July 2, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Plane coming in at CBS!!

  52. 177 vcprezofan2
    July 2, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Haven’t a clue what’s happening BUT they are just putting the steps to the plane on CBS.

  53. July 2, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Glad they’re home. Wish could get a photo of Bo. That’s asking a bit much, I know.

  54. 184 Jovie
    July 2, 2013 at 9:55 pm
  55. July 2, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Just check Twitter right now — everyone is checking to see and tweeting (or retweeting) that our President has landed safely back home. When Bush was President and traveled abroad, unless it was mentioned on Cable News, no one would know or care whether or when he was back home. I know Twitter didn’t exist, but even if it did. I’m sure no one (except Chuck Todd) is thinking of Bush in Africa right now, and when or if he will be returning home soon.

    It’s like America constantly has PBO on her mind at any given time, anywhere, no matter what. When PBO is away, the whole country has a reaction.

    • July 2, 2013 at 10:05 pm
    • 187 jackiegrumbacher
      July 2, 2013 at 10:12 pm

      Hf, I have never in my life followed a president the way I do PBO. Never thought twice if other presidents were out of the country, never cared what they did, unless it was a huge news story like JFK in Berlin. But with PBO, I always need to know he’s safe before turning in at night and look forward to hearing or seeing that his plane has landed. PBO is not just president of the US, he’s in our hearts and as dear to us as a beloved family member. I don’t think I will ever feel this way about any president again. But I will continue to follow the achievements of this wonderful man long after his presidency is over.

    • 189 Vicki
      July 2, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      Sounds like love to me, hf2.

    • 190 Anna
      July 2, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      I like that, ‘America constantly has PBO on her mind’.

    • 191 jacquelineoboomer
      July 2, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      What a beautiful, beautiful sentiment, hf2.

  56. 192 vcprezofan2
    July 2, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    :lol: :lol: :lol: Oh! oh! My tomorrow started early and very joyously! I JUST SAW THE ENTIRE FAMILY DEPLANE on CBS and get into the two cars, then join the motorcade. SOMEbody is ha-ha-ppy! :lol: :lol:

  57. 195 Jovie
    July 2, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    If you tweet Curiosity he will answer you , it’s kind of lonely on Mars
    https://twitter.com/MarsCuriosity/status/351864613727502338

  58. 196 Uche
    July 2, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Woot!…..Nigeria in da house!!….*doing a merry dance for Chips*. And that 20m hit is just round the corner.

  59. 197 a4alice
    July 2, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    hi everybody. Hey Chips! Those maps were we can see who all is coming to visit TOD is always so interesting. It’s amazing to me where all everyone is from. Very much the global community! :D

  60. 200 desertflower
    July 2, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    HA! For your consideration:) Jovie…are you here?? Rest easy, my friend. He’s got this:)

    http://www.politicususa.com/2013/07/02/obamas-brilliant-move-deals-blow-gops-2014-hopes.html

  61. 204 vcprezofan2
    July 2, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Probably not needed, but I feel like sharing a reminder for all who ‘know’ them to uplift DonnaD & her family, + TnMtnGrl & her family in our thoughts &/ prayers tonight.

  62. 207 nathkatun7
    July 3, 2013 at 4:11 am

    Chipsticks, I think per capita, Barbados is #1 when it comes to TOD loyal supporters. Full disclosure: I do not have any relatives from Barbados, but I do have good friends from Barbados. I also hope that one of these days I will save enough money to go visit that beautiful Island.


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