Love this, lots of visitors to TOD from Africa in the last week.
Still not a single visitor from, most notably, Greenland, though.
ohh I love when you show these Chips ~ Hellloooo People of the World !
Chips, I didn’t see the North Pole on there either?
I was wondering if you think Chris Kringle visits here?
It would be lovely if Chris dropped in Jovie, we definitely need to boost our north pole/lapland readership!
Laplander her, just not in Lapland.
Well, I certainly enjoyed the trip to Africa, the pictures and scenery was beautiful, thanks for the sharing
Jarrett: 'Full steam ahead' for Obamacare marketplaces, despite business delay j.mp/12cqDiX by @JTSTheHill— The Hill (@thehill) July 03, 2013
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!
Ah, thank you Allison – and to the awesomest blog tyrants!!!
Allison, not only information about POTUS and FLOTUS but everything here is “thorough and fair” except for one subject. Some of the claims about certain European football clubs might not be so “through and fair”.
You’re brave to mention it, Bill. I will just stand way over here – behind you… Good luck.
The NSA can file those 153,785 contacts under ‘Obama: love’ … LOL
Look at all the visitors from Tanzania… thank YOU for your wonderful welcome to POTUS & FLOTUS, it was a beautiful sight to see.
Now what am I missing – where did you see Tanzania?
okay well I hope I’m right when I read United Republic of Tanza… probably I’m wrong??
You’re right Sherijr, WordPress ran out of space!
whew.. I’ve been right once today Yippee!!
If I manage one-rightness in one day Sherijr, I slug champagne all night
LOL! I’m gonna try that
You are not! Sorry. Dum-dum here was only looking at the first letters as she ran down the list. Poor Sheri, having to sit beside Ms clueless and careless here. I see it now. Good thing I’m not an accountant, eh?
oh not to worry vc.. I can give you a run for your money on the dum-dums
United Republic of Tanza…..
I see that loads of Jamaicans visited too. YAY!!
Nice to know that this blog is international and spreading much love for our President.
We’ve had lots of friends in the Caribbean from the start pkayden, it’s lovely! We just need them to invite us over to their paradise for a week or two!
Come on over to Nevis anytime, birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, no one is a stranger here
Woah, thank you Anjo, tempted to pack my bags right now!
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
Time to send a representative to Greenland to help them get their act together. I volunteer Amk. He likes to travel and ……
Hold on, VC – I **want** people from Greenland to visit here, not to permanently boycott the place. Jeez.
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.
Oh heck! I vote for Amk because he’d make a great ambassador far away up there!
snowdenesque praise ?
Not at all! I’m a bit hurt you’d think of HIM in relation to anything I’ve said.
Cuba visited? Fucking Cuba visited!!!!!! Hola mis hermanos!!!
Come to think of it, LL, that could be a list of countries the Ron Paul-fan boy is trying to make a new home in. Maybe Green(wald)land will take him?
As I just commented on TPV, no way Cuba takes Snowden. Relations have been thawing with the US, the country is slowly changing, and Snowden is someone they don’t want to deal with.
Other than Bolivia, if that story is true, the guy is severely short of options. Good.
Ireland, you can be certain, would rather give asylum to Margaret Thatcher’s ghost.
He wasn’t on the plane. Another ghost sighting of Snowjob.
But last I read Bolivia did seem to be happy-ish to help him?? Not true??
At this moment, no one knows.
Si, hola amigos! Que buena!
FF is there but not us ? No indian plane was diverted to austria today. Jus’ sayin’.
NGE. FP or it didn’t happen.
Amk, I have no clue what those abbreviations mean!!!
BREAKING: Ok – not good enough?
But what’s FP?
Okay, now I’m really ——>
Thank you Linda.
Looks like the Russian Federation also peeked in. Hmmmmmm…….. how much you wanna bet Putin was one of those 130.
Hi, old friend! Did you see me nominating you for the TOD ambassadorship to Greenland? You love traveling so much I think that would be a great reward for your previous contribute to the village and to Lady Mayor Senior Blog Tyrant Chips. She needs someone to drum up villagers there. What do you say?
Question is greenlanders want me to land there or not ? Hence my snowden reference before.
So are you agreeable to the posting? Thing is, YOU will have an active passport, (probably even signed by Lady Mayor C) so there’s no comparison. I don’t think LMC has caused any problems THERE, YET – hence them not knowing about her place here.
Greenlanders react to news Amk might be visiting:
Nice to see some real honest tears for once.
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!!!!
Ah, excellent LP!!!!!
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.
This has to be some kind of Bolshevik plot right?………… I am at a loss for any rationale explaining what is going on.
Snowden withdraws request 4 Russian asylum nbcnews.to/120i4st Angers Putin "must stop harming our US partners.." http://t.co/IHPAL4Ujru— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) July 02, 2013
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…
They seemed very well adjusted when he became Sen. Obama.
I’ve missed the whole day.
It’s never too late to catch up, Carol!
No, I know. Thanks to video.
You are not alone. I frequently miss the whole day. I don’t post much as I am so tired from teaching US History (Summer School to 11th graders, NoT remedial) that I am out of adequate words. I was able to look at all the pictures of the Obama family’s Africa trip which was AWESOME (Thank you Chips), so I was glad of that.
I’m so thankful too. It makes for a long day. Thanks for being a very needed teacher for these kids.
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.
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…
@Lawrence @TheReidReport @SteveBenen Check out @thepeoplesview expose on #Snowden & the PL/Emoprogs whom he's duped thepeoplesview.net/2013/07/how-pr…— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 03, 2013
Can you dupe someone who’s willing to be duped?
I was being generous, LL
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.
Ah, thank you Bob, it’s been a beautiful journey, and you’ve been a beloved trip-mate!
Thank you, dear friend
Greenwald and Hayes are the same people, one is a Terminator.
Which one is it?
I go for Greenwald.
After 15-hour 40-minute flight spanning 7,920 miles (including 1 hour refueiling), Air Force One back home at Joint Base Andrews.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 03, 2013
Welcome home! We are so proud of you!
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.
Does wh.gov usually show PBO’s arrival? I don’t want to miss it since I missed the departure from Tanzania
It is scheduled to be shown here about 8:50 pm EDT: http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml
JER to the rescue! As always, ‘Thanks’.
CBS have it listed, VC, but you never know with them:
They do have the lights on the White House, and a scheduled 8:50 ‘start’. My clocks must all be fast.
CBS just didn’t show it VC, despite having it in their listings.
Par for the (CBS) course! Thanks anyways CC. Today has not treated me kindly at all, at all, at all. But hey, tomorrow is around the corner! I’ll probably retire early so that tomorrow can get here faster.
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…
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…..
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) _ Bolivian minister: President Morales' plane rerouted to Austria on suspicion Snowden on board.— Phil Elliott (@Philip_Elliott) July 02, 2013
States now named: France, Portugal, Italy, Spain. Was the alert NATO wide? If so which NATO state gave airspace from Moscow? Germany?— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 03, 2013
European countries are refusing airspace to a plane suspected to be carrying Snowden….
Live radar: diversion flight of President Evo Morales by France, Italy and Portugal: flightradar24.com/2013-07-02/16:…— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 03, 2013
HOME! The wing of Air Force One as we land at Joint Base Andrews after returning from Africa http://t.co/R228ZxXm8v— (@petesouza) July 03, 2013
So what is the ending to that morales story ? Did they I spy spyboy in the plane or not ?
Awww. Pete’s glad to be home, too! Well done, sir!
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.
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.
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?”
Obamas back in da’ houuuussse!
Great news. I think the one who is happier than I am is Bo.
I see Knoller tweet that they’re home—-motorcade back to WH, no Marine 1 due to weather.
Jeez, and CBS is still advertising live coverage of the homecoming
Yep, you can see the flashing lights of the motorcade in the background of their live view of the WH …
motorcade approaching now …
ETA 30 seconds
I’m seein nuttin’ Bob, except their usual shot of the WH! What link are you using?
Sorry for the delayed response Chips. Had to take a call. When I posted the ETA I saw a long procession of flashing lights moving diagonally right to left behind the view of the WH that they were showing live. That procession looked very much like the scale of the Presidential caravan. Have no idea if they then showed them arriving as I had to break away.
Nooooooo worries Bob!!!
Hey, something is happening on CBS – sounds like a plane arriving!
You guys here are so observant! I never noticed that until you pointed it out. TY
Aw, CC, give them some credit for not rushing to tell the story before having THE evidence.
It is good to have them safe and sound back home. I hope that get some rest, that Malia has the happiest of Birthdays, and that they will shut out the world (well as much as a presidential family can) and enjoy themselves at Camp David later in the week.
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.
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…
Oh please Mittch-Turtle have too much pride to bow out and loose.
It’s okay with me if he stays in and loses. In fact I’d prefer it that way. Then he’ll know the slap in the face was meant for him.
So do they want to replace him with someone farther to the right?
.@ChrisLhayes Greenwald is now part of the #snowden story, Using him to report on tangents to the story just doesn't smell very good.— Shoq Value (@Shoq) July 03, 2013
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.
You would get laughed out of Hollywood if you put this script if front of an exec….Attacked the Ecuadorian stock market! next…..Assange?
Snowden & Assange Targeted by Mysterious Hacker "The Jester" motherjones.com/politics/2013/… Plans 2 flush the WikiLeaks founder out of the embassy!— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) July 03, 2013
@theonlyadult @AP Apple didn't fall far from tree. No shortage of grandiosity in the Snowden clan.— (@aspirational12) July 03, 2013
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.”
They need to be reminded of Nathan Hale.
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.
@theonlyadult @AP Did you see the first comment? "Thomas Paine? Paul Revere?? Oh now I see where this prick got his delusions of grandeur."— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) July 03, 2013
Abraham Lincoln >>>>>>>> Snowden
Senate Staffers Alerted 2 Extended Benefits After DOMA Decision roll.cl/11YdBu1 "SS Marriage is legal in DC.." http://t.co/O2mELBSeJo— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) July 03, 2013
It's official: the #Snowden saga has become a worse than normal Roland Emmerich film.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) July 03, 2013
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!
Keep warm up there, Greenlander!!
Oh, yes. Warm as toast. Warm as a summer in Illinois.
Just checked your house Jacqueline (the red one), looks pretty chilly up there:
I can also see Jacqueline in her living room sitting by the fireplace trying to keep warm…
You can see me? Maybe I’d better wrap this blanket around me a bit. There ya go. Better?
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!
“I remember when GoogleGreenlandStreetview came by….”
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!
Home. http://t.co/BNuP7chlhq— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) July 03, 2013
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
okay, what’s up Russia? MIA —- could it be due to the recent poor showing of putin on the global stage?
Why can’t I see Cuba?
They’re there Linda, check comment – appropriately – 44!
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
Hahahahahahahaha. When this quitter is no longer …. not even as a punchline, I will pop the cork on some champagne and savor every drop!
Arizona Hotshots Included Jokesters, Fathers-To-Be sacb.ee/13k7Rh3 It was the deadliest single day for U.S. firefighters since 9/11.— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) July 03, 2013
Lovely to see them home…almost.
what a great trip.
ooh glad they’re home ~ what an awesome trip we had
Except we’re all jetlagged, sherijr, we’ll need to sleep for a month
lately I feel like I could sleep all the time.
I’m like that all the time, there’s nuttin’ I love more than sleep!
Are you on CBS? What’s going on? Lots of noise. Door opened.
@jonfavs 'freakout' is the norm for 'beltway/corporatist' #NEWSTAINERS & the various #EMOPROG & #TEABAGGER clans whom they service.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 03, 2013
Perfect response Bob!
Consider signing and passing. WTH are they thinking?????
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???
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.
So am I time crazed or jet lagged? CBS live feed now showing AF1 landing??
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!
I Go 2 @NFL Combine Every Yr. on.wsj.com/12DGHP1 An Early Warning About @AaronHernandez scored 1/10 in the category of "social maturity"— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) July 03, 2013
Yes…but that makes sense…so, NO CAN DO!
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…!
Plane coming in at CBS!!
Check this out – arrival: http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml
That’s bizarre JER, it says ‘live’ but they got home about an hour ago!!
We have just entered the Twilight Zone!!!
Truly!!! Whenever I see ‘LIVE!’ again I’ll go…..” yeah, right”!
We’re in the Texas Legislature Zone!!!1
Repeats in time??
Haven’t a clue what’s happening BUT they are just putting the steps to the plane on CBS.
Maybe doing the deplaning again JUST FOR ME, but you can share.
They did ‘redo’ it, Annieb. I tell you I am a blessed child. It was exactly what I needed to wipe out the ‘misery’ of my day.
cbs – we aim to please laggards.
Tonight this laggard is particularly grateful!
Glad they’re home. Wish could get a photo of Bo. That’s asking a bit much, I know.
A turbine with a view: http://t.co/irzyMSwJPG— General Electric (@generalelectric) June 28, 2013
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.
Tanzania to DC – home, safe and sound. http://t.co/NJXJd6zceH— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) July 03, 2013
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.
We’ll be following together!
Sounds like love to me, hf2.
I like that, ‘America constantly has PBO on her mind’.
What a beautiful, beautiful sentiment, hf2.
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!
Indeed vc, indeed. We share your immense joy that our FF has landed safely
Waiting patiently paid off this time – whadoyaknow!
If you tweet Curiosity he will answer you , it’s kind of lonely on Mars
Woot!…..Nigeria in da house!!….*doing a merry dance for Chips*. And that 20m hit is just round the corner.
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!
We are one, Alice!!
and how! #GOTOD
HA! For your consideration:) Jovie…are you here?? Rest easy, my friend. He’s got this:)
” Obama is playing chess, while Republicans are stuck on Go Fish.”
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.
Thanks for the ‘minder vc – good suggestion
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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