6:0: President Obama Speaks at the Fourth of July Celebration
8:10: The Fourth of July Celebration Entertainment and Fireworks at the White House
White House Live * CBS
The President in Pink – rockin’! pic.twitter.com/VOE87q6go1
— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) July 4, 2013
The President in Pink – rockin’! pic.twitter.com/VOE87q6go1
— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) July 4, 2013
HI, I’m ready!
Good to see you in such good spirits! Please be careful though when you start to light the fireworks! I doubt it would be safe to be bouncing around THEN/
Je suis ici!
Je vous vois! How are you, and Lady LL?
Elle est tres bien. Getting used to the much slower pace of Indiana as she visits the family.
Good! So are you having TOD over soon for the promised barbecue or waiting until she gets back? :grin:
Et toi, tu vas bien…
Mais oui….toujours. Je n’ai aucune raison a complaindre. La vie est bonne. :lol: :lol:
:oops: Just double-checked, Layla, and I don’t think that question was directed to me at all. Oh well. Sowwy. :grin:
lol It was meant for whoever wished to answer…et je suis tres contente que tu ailles bien!
TY. Des fois, je me depeche trop. I need to learn not to be so hasty sometimes but I suspect that’s a need that won’t be met anytime soon.
Ha hee haw. :cool:
And Congrats again, you millionairess, you!
I feel bad, clicked on the CBS link and I thought it was the crowd at the White House…. but it’s Tahrir Square.
1st!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (In Chips-ish time)
Streaming has started!
Watching it now. Thanks
White House streaming is live!
The 4th of July with our beloved First Family has begun!
BREAKING NEWS: Pres. Obama is wearing a salmon shirt. Shut the front door!!!! Say bye bye to Blue. Very stylish!
Love the new shirt!!!! and the man himself, of course!
Okay, so Dotster and Hopefruit – I see the President decided to humour you.
I noticed that :) LOL! He began the day wearing his navy blue shirt, and must have read our comments. It’s all good Mr. President – love your salmon pink shirt too.
Are the people behind him under orders to look grim?
I think they are!
New shirt for POTUS, new color.
The President in Pink – rockin'! http://t.co/VOE87q6go1— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) July 04, 2013
Okay, who chose those sober-sides to stand behind the Obamas? They can’t even clap? :roll:
Really! No kidding! They look grim!
I guess the heard me. After a while I noticed some half-hearted clapping. ;)
Very half-hearted! I know they were chosen to be up there because of the special things they had done, but except for Yberra (who looked friendly) I wondered if they were not Obama supporters. Mostly because I really can’t imagine anyone getting to stand that close to POTUS and FLOTUS and not grinning maniacally from ear to ear a la Red Tie Guy.
Maybe they were hurting. /shrug/ I actually forgot them as soon as they left the stage, whereas I still remember Mr. Red Tie. :grin: :grin: I was thinking about you while on the road today and wondering if you have a daily ‘storytime’ as part of your ss day, or at least once weekly.
Hi, vc, I school I have several regular storytimes daily! This summer program is built around games to reinforce skills. This week it’s math and I have a lot of math games for basic facts. They have to be interspersed with other activities like songs, clapping games, stories, etc., because beginning first graders can’t do ANYTHING for two hours, even ply games! Next week (Reading – will also be read alouds based around fairy tales, readers theater scripts, art projects. The last week will be the hardest because that will be writing and this will probably be their weakest area and SURELY cannot do writing activities for 2 hours! I will think about that next week when I know them a little better. Probably lots of groups stories, retelling, labeling pictures, etc. Of course they are mostly remedial kids, which means they will be more like beginning-middle Kindergartners in their skills. It will be lively! The other issue is the other person teaching a second grade group is just finishing teacher training and has no classroom experience (which might not matter as much here) and he is also training for high school! The activities I choose have to be ones he can deal with too! I have hauled half my classroom home so we have enough books, games, etc. to be going on with. Thanks for asking and thinking of me. I like an active classroom with a variety of activities and lots of stories and lots of thinking skills and discussion so that’s what I’m aiming for. Thanks for thinking of me and asking about it!
Maryl, it sounds very interesting and very active. Before you know it the weeks will have flown by. Good for you and good luck! I got confused re timing, as I wasn’t thinking you had already started.
I confess I have the weirdest mind and body reactions. My brain always has to have something it’s tossing around and around at the oddest times, and since I don’t sleep well, night time is mostly when it comes up with all kinds of ‘problems’ heard or discussed during the day, I have figured out that if I can arrive at some kind of ‘solution’, I might fall back to sleep. Weird, IMO.
Not actually starting until Monday, so you weren’t confused. If you come up with any interesting solutions, let me know – they might fit some of my problems!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
They are probably overwhelmed by standing next to this wonderful man!
Humpffff! No excuse. You can be overwhelmed and still smile, for the love of pete!
Hey Ms. Chips and TOD family, Happy Fourth of July. Ms. Chips I haven’t said this in while; You are a God blessing to so many of us. Thank you so much for what you give to us.
Hey! Wait a minute WH.GOV, I was still listening!! :shock:
What has been happening inside @DeptofDefense lately? Let us celebrate real HERO's this 4th of July, past & present! youtu.be/GIZ05Rqn7fw— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) July 03, 2013
Must watch @espn #goinghome Tribute To Our Nation 's Heroes – July 4th & every day we continue to salute our soldiers es.pn/17M99Tq— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) July 04, 2013
LP I didn’t have a dry eye after watching that video. Thanks You. I remember when my brother came home from Viet Nam, I bawled my eyes out, we hadn’t heard from him for so long. Theses GI’s are so well received and all due to our President, V-President & First Lady & Second Lady. Love them all. Plus, we have the greatest blog site in the World, 20,000,000. Wooooot!! :) :) :)
Thank you and your family for service to our wonderful country! Hope you get to enjoy the long weekend w/ many friends and family!
CBS live streaming still going, for now:
That’s a nice EXCITED crowd there – just wanting to see and shake hands with our President and FLOTUS. Nice music, good food, and Mother Nature is cooperating nicely :)
Happy 4th of July to all Americans real and wannabeesss
A Fantabulous 20 millionth Day to CHIPS THE GREAT, bloggers, contributers and lurkers all, great site dedicated to a Great man Pres. B. Obama. May you have 20 million more and more….
You are a real problem solver – thank you! I gripe at 6:07 and a minute later you offer a solution. I’m sending my offspring over for lessons from you on how to make his parent happy.
:lol: Trust me VC, your offspring need NO lessons from me!!
Offspring needs to pick up the SPEED of his responses when I ‘call’. He’ll answer promptly enough, but rarely moves as quickly as *I* like. You almost always move quicker than I expect. If he could learn THAT, I’d be happy. Indeed, he has picked up this new habit of replying ‘You’re too impatient, mom.” :roll:
Love our POTUS and FLOTUS!!
Agree meta. POTUS even mention Malia’s birthday.
I am loooooooving Pres. Obama in salmon. Bless him or whoever picked the shirt. Nice fashion sense.
POTUS and FLOTUS celebrate Fourth of July with men and women of the military. https://t.co/BCeqrlEhwj https://t.co/wEujp9b5xK— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 04, 2013
Oh Yeah…..my favorite so far….hot color for a hot man…..LOVE IT!
'Hey, FLOTUS – the baby whisperer strikes again' http://t.co/wRuXuyBrP1— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) July 04, 2013
POTUA: “I got this.”
Ha, perfect Meta!!!!
FLOTUS got a picture with that same baby POTUS is holding.
The little cutie got a picture with POTUS and FLOTUS. I’m sure she will grow up cherishing those pictures. I would.
Hey! The West Coast is here and I’ve brought Cheesy Puffs!!!!
:lol: Thank you GGail, let the party commence!!
Here you go, you can put them in here!
OMG, DELICIOUS!!!!!!!! :lol: Thank you Layla!!!! A picture of heaven!
Welcome, GGail! Have you started the west coast I. D. celebrations yet?
Not for me after my cheesy puff overdose, yesterday….I’m moving on to hot dogs…gotta get some nutrition from somewhere..
“cheesy puff overdose”
Kathryn, you’re my kinda gal!
But…but…this can happen….
Have to agree with you on that one Chips. That will bring me nightmares. :)
It was one of those ‘I can never un-see that’ moments, Roberta!
Sorry Chips, did not mean to gross you out!
You are forgiven, Layla!!! :lol:
Sitting here smiling like a big ol’ Cheshire cat, or something. I love watching our First Couple interact with the families there. I never tire of it—–both are so engaging and easy with everyone. I can’t even think about when they won’t be there any more. SOB! And——shallow alert!—–PBO has a new shirt which is a great color on him—-and the old pleated khakis have taken a break, for this day at least—-whew. And Michelle looks so cute with her hair pulled back like that—-very stylish on her. Crowd loves them, lots of cute babies getting passed around—–expecting some new great photos!
Good god. :shock: :shock: :shock: Dood???
Panic not, buddy, I figured out what he was wearing:
It's a heated debate, @NerdyWonka, still *certain* he was wearing this: http://t.co/0rOsh7eehq— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) July 04, 2013
The people standing up there with POTUS and FLOTUS could have lighten up alittle bit. Maybe smile every now and then.
I do see alittle smile from the woman and guy near POTUS.
I agree anniebella, I’d be grinning like an idiot if I were that close to our First Couple!
You know, I can’t think of a better way to spend the 4th….have done it every year with the O’s except one b/c I had a 4th party for my family…which I have not done again….why you ask….well they can splash in the pool on the 3rd and on the 5th but the 4th is MY day with PBO and the Capital 4th….and might I say again, I sure do like that salmon shirt….
Greetings Ms Chipsssssssss….and TOD….majorrrrr Congratsssss on another milestone….20 Million…wow…and I love that graft that shows how international TOD is….simply Amazzzzzzzing….. smiling…I love the new side bar…with the inclusion of the……… Blog Tyrants..i feel that there should be some sound effects when you say that…..smiliin
about myself….I was just released from the hospital yesterday…I missed being able to check in at TOD (phone not the best to get internet)…esp as the events went down in Egypt…I missed all the President’s trip to Africa….sigh….
but I am doing much better….moving slowwwwwwww…..but feeling grateful…..
Have a Great 4th….
First time in my 60 yrs of life….I have American Flags on my windows,…brings to mind this poem of the great Langston Hughes
I, Too, Sing America
by Langston Hughes
I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed—
Prettyfoot!! What a completely beautiful message. So good to hear you are out of hospital and you’re doing better, wishing you *all* the very best in the world and hoping you get back to full health very soon. Love from us all.
Thank you MsChips for your kind words.. smilin
I did not know you were ill. It’s good to have you back here today, PF58!.
smilinnnnn…Good to be back…
It’s beautiful prettyfoot we haven’t quite gotten to the table yet. :-)
Get well Prettyfoot. Take care. I hope you get a chance to catch up.
Yes, I know how it is.
It's not how much you talk, it's what you say #Mandela— Tim (@SupermanHotMale) July 04, 2013
And it’s not what you are called but what you answer to.
Happy July 4, Shipmate.
HAND SALUTE! MAN THE RAIL FOR ADMIRAL CHEESY PUFFS. :-D
You bundle of loveliness!!!
I know. There ain’t nothing like some brown sugar to spice things up a bit, eh?
Mount Rushmore in SD
What are they doing on Mt. Rushmore? Getting the space ready to build President Obama face. Yes I said it right wing haters.
I almost posted one with Pres Obama, but said No for It would have been a dream that I wish would happen…..but since you sort of mentioned it……. ;)
I forgot the fototage ;)
You always say it like it is, anniebella, and sometimes you make me smile, big time! Happy Fourth!
People do climb it from the backside. And bighorn sheep in the front. ;) Fireworks there is beautiful. Don’t think there is room for another face.
Happy 4th of July to the TOD family from the USA. Here’s hoping that your day of celebration has been a wonderful blessing to you thus far.
Mega congratulations to Chips for reaching that blog milestone of 20 million hits. What a superstar you are along with your ever so accomplished team!
Thank you for affording us, non-Americans, the privilege to travel with your beloved President to Europe and then the African continent. What an outstanding job TOD did with those photos and live coverage!
May TOD continue to thrive and prosper, and may the next 20 million hits happen even faster than the first set.
Amaranth pink…….that is the color of the shirt I think that POTUS is sporting this fine 4th.
This is what I found for Amaranth pink, maybe it’s wrong..
Here is another version……
Yours is closer. I think his shirt was more “salmony”
If you had 1 billion dollars and spent $1,000 a day, it would take you 2,749 years to spend it all.— (@UberFacts) July 04, 2013
That’s OK I will give it my best shot!
:lol: :lol: :lol: As a friend, I would not hesitate to give you a helping hand. You wouldn’t need to ask twice.
French gather by thousands to honor US pilots downed on 4th of July in 1943.
breakingdefense.com/2013/07/03/fre… http://t.co/6cXp2lDz3m— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) July 04, 2013
Congratulations, Chips and TOD!
Thank you Rikyrah!!!!!!!!!!
Oh Beautiful for Spacious skies. . .
@arapaho415 http://t.co/tJbiOqq03z— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) July 04, 2013
Red. White. And Blue. Looks 4th of July-ish to Moi…..yeah….Lovely.
Somewhere in America with no wires! :)
Just look at those colors!!! Absolutely unbelievable!
It is, isn’t it? :)
Deep thought: Wonder if they serve beer at the WH festivities.
I’m sure that they offer the adults some of the special WH brew…or maybe just PBO slips in a glass or two before he makes his speech.
Having a BBQ in heaven. I just swiped one of Adam's ribs. Seems like old times.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) July 04, 2013
It’s not just you, God too is indulging in the food on our holiday.
John Boehner: "This #Obamacare delay is a sign we should repeal it and replace it w/a ban on abortion, voter ID laws and taxes on the poor"— Richard Hine (@richardhine) July 04, 2013
Russia increasingly impatient over Snowden's airport stay reut.rs/1ba45Y2 via @reuters Classic PBO-squeeze+long game=No chance Ed!RT— (@Smilingl8dy) July 04, 2013
I believe President Obama has smiled on this blog about 20,000,000 times and counting…
I am smiling for you Chips…:-) ….The Power of Love…You Truly are!
Yekenielei = Thank you
*Love* ya Kasai, truly. Thank you.
MT @PeterMoons #POTUS thx @DeptofDefense service members & families @whitehouse on #4thofJuly for defending freedom http://t.co/tuuSfXJ42T— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) July 05, 2013
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