Sing, Mr. President, sing!
Happy Birthday, Mr. President. You are the best president in my lifetime.
We sure picked a winner!
Enjoy your well-deserved vacation with your family.
Congrats on 1st LDS
Thank you Mr. Bobfr. I was there when he sang Rev. Al Green’s song at the Apollo. It was a night to remember!
So spontaneous, we were not expecting that at all. He loves a dare and he delivered…..big time!
Wow, that is amazing! What an experience!
Yes, it was!
I saved my ticket stubs along with my personal compilations of my Obama Library. It was so cold that night, but everyone stayed in line and passed out extra hand/feet warmers while stepping out to get hot tea and coffee bringing extras back online. It was some night…..
That is something you’ll relive and talk about for the rest of your life. A real high point.
well done UT! Happy birthday Mr. President!
Thank you UT for all you are doing to keep TOD informative and fun as our dear Chips gets a bit of muchly deserved rest and relaxation.
From the bottom of the other thread ….
@petesouza You know, better than most, the vitriolic spite directed at #PBO is incessant. What you reveal is #PBO's GRACE despite the hate.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 05, 2013
We are truly just beginning to end the Civil War … we will prevail and America will emerge much more closely aligned with it’s ideals and promise because we would not allow greed, racism, and misogyny to persist.
Yes We Can
Very well said Bob.
And I know that I just popped in but it’s Sunday and I gotta go to bed so Nitey Nite TOD!
Thank you Alice. Hope you have a restful evening
Bob, I pray with all my heart that we are reaching that goal. The hatred I’ve seen in these last five years has staggered me. I would not have believed that people in this country and especially in the United States Congress could act so vilely because of a president’s race. If this is the poisonous eruption we need in the process of healing, then we’ll all soldier on doing everything we can to move forward toward health. The more the ugly side of the US reveals itself, the harder we have to work to replace hate with love. I keep remembering the line from “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” about trampling out the vineyards where the grapes of wrath are stored. So much wrath and bigotry to trample out–the job never ends. But literally everything is at stake here–our own futures, the country we live in and any hope we have for a better world for our children. We have no choice but to win.
JG I would never have believed that a PART of the USA would have us take a 60yr step back in time just because the President is Black and a Democrat and that the Republican congress and senators would us race hatred to further destroy our country. I grew up when Dr MLK gave his speech about judging people by the content of their character and Americans wanted to embrace that. Now it seems all bets are off it you are a Democrat or minority for some people. I am thankful for Stanley Ann to raising a wonderful human being who is now our 44th President. Happy Birthday President Obama.
Yes, Bob, and it’s not a matter of “if”, but “WHEN”
NOTHING is scared to these hate-mongers
Right ON Right On…Bob!!!!
Absolutely stellar post! Thanks, UT! Love these videos . Our brilliant President is multitalented. Is it getting hot in here again?
Naughty mat time for Mela
ut, don’t forget, Walk on By!!!!
One of my faves!
Seriously, he is the coolest.
Great! I was just going to remind UT about this earlier singing – thank God I refreshed page.
wtf are the war mongering clowns mcangry and his sidekick doing in egypt?
I would assume, war mongering. Whenever McCain is not on Sunday TV, he is out in the world drumming up wars.
Then again, he appears to like to take his vacations with his bff. They sure pick strange places for time out from DC.
Just read the CNN report – makes no sense to me what the hell they are doing there. Have they joined the administration?
Apparently PBO asked them to go to Egypt – at least so I read. I could be mistaken about this, or gotten a false report.
Actually, this time, they are there at PBO’s request.
Thank you all for the kind words and positive feedback as I’ve been running the blog in Chipsticks’s absence. Very much appreciated.
You’ve been so good to us! I know it’s a lot of work. Thank you!
UT, you are doing a wonderful job!
You make it looks so easy. I know it is not. Thank you for looking after us while Ms.Chips is away on vacation.
Indeed UT – I echo what meta & LDS said. You’ve done a fabulous job. TOD is in excellent hands!
You’re a gem:) Thank you. Always.
Thanks for taking the the time to put together such great posts! I have lurked at TOD for a couple of years and rarely commented. One good thing that came from joining twitter which, BTW I joined because all of you inspired me with your brilliant tweets, is that I’m not as hesitant to comment anymore. Thanks again, Ut. Hugs.
Thank you, GGail! That’s very kind of you. But then, that’s the TOD way, isn’t it?
I am very grateful for all you do & very proud that you can achieve so much in a dedicated way on so many issues and platforms.
We are lucky to have you partnering with Ms. Chips (best team ever!)
UT, you’ve done a marvelous job. U show be proud of your work. We are!
Much deserved UT – your posts are terrific.
Thanks to you UT! You’ve done a super job! Chipsticks must be proud for bringing you on board.
Thank you. It’s been great! You don’t miss a beat.
UT, you are doing a fantastic job!! Thank you for the wonderful pics and clips
I just bought a cynical camera on ebay with a sarcastic lens. The skeptical cameras were too expensive.— (@eclecticbrotha) August 05, 2013
Brotha went for the heart here – gut just won’t do with those PBO-haters
That was CHOICE, GRADE A, 100% BEEF!
Love this tweet! Way to go Eclecticbrotha! Thanks for sharing it, Meta! Your tweets were also spot-on!
That is a beauty from Eclecticbrotha. Got them. HZ
Just when you think rightwingers have sunk as low as they can possibly go, they go ahead and attack Official White House Photographer Mr. Pete Souza. Thanks for all who are coming to Pete’s defense
@PragObots as usual @ron_fournier wants @petesouza 2 generate photos which undermine PBO; sorry but PBO was born that way (elegant/handsome)— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) August 05, 2013
UT is on a roll! You guys keep running off and leaving me!
Fox Host Confronts House Republicans For Running A Do-Nothing Congress thkpr.gs/17s84u7 via @thinkprogress— Alycee (@jazziz2) August 05, 2013
This is good, Alycee, because we have to get this meme out so everyone is saying it. The Republicans in Congress are worthless, they’re wasting our time and money. The only way to get things done is to vote Democratic. Say it loud; say it often.
Alycee, I saw your picture with POTUS…you are GORGEOUS!
When @Ron_Fournier and @GlennThrush are attacking @PeteSouza for doing his job, one understands why Pres. Obama has disdain for the "press."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 05, 2013
.@ron_fournier – Yeah, like ass kissing pox news photogs of dubya & darth. #CorruptAsshole.— (@amk4obama) August 05, 2013
BOOM! Thank you amk. LMAO!!!
Well done, friend!!
these people need to be challenged right away so that they can STOP their nonsensical attacks on Pete
Someone needs to start a parody account @SkepticalCamera which “sees” PBO (and everyone else) doing all kinds of naughty things that Pete Souza’s PR camera is blind to.
Great job, amk. TY. We need to ride their sorry butts. HZ
This is the first time in TOD history that Chipsticks wasn’t here celebrating Pres Obama`s birthday. Her presence is missed. Is she on twitter?
She has a twitter account (@TheObamadiary) but she’s away at the moment
Put out an APB!
LOL – She left the bog & the President in good hands
San Francisco Police have been notified by government officials to be on alert after recent al Qaida terror threats: abc7ne.ws/b6l1e— ABC7 News (@abc7newsBayArea) August 05, 2013
From all of us at OFA – Pennsylvania: Happy 52nd birthday, President Obama! http://t.co/119bP7Ep8r— OFA PA (@OFA_PA) August 05, 2013
Another suggestion of PBO’s singing : “Chain of Fools” to the Queen of Soul in Detroit (during the 2008 campaign)
Good night , everyone. I have to be at the office early tomorrow so it’s off to bed.
G’nite Mela. Sleep tite, and don’t let Ron Fournier bite!!
Sweet sleep everyone.
G’nite LDS. Sleep tite. Don’t let the Skeptical-eyed Camera bite!
A person who sings and dances just because is a happy person…that’s our POTUS.
Do you want to see a few of my sample posts from my NC OFA FB friend? Here’s one. . .
Very AWESOME day! It was so good to see everyone making calls. Everyone had such a great time. We smiled, we laughed, we learned, got to know each other a little better. I love the work I do. I want to do it every minute of the day. I am blessed to get to do it as much as I do now. I can’t wait till this is my full time job. It’s amazing and rewarding in every way. Happy birthday Mr. President. I am so thankful for the day you were born. If it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t have the life filled with opportunity, hope, love, and promise that I do now.
BDay party's today 4 r President. . .
A full house with more volunteers and press on the way! #ActionAugust http://t.co/Fl0BbZWXtb— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) August 05, 2013
Had to bring this over from my FB…
Happy Birthday, President @BarackObama! He's come a long way… http://t.co/XgjH0biZqN— Alycee (@jazziz2) August 05, 2013
Well, Well, Well – PBO, gentleman of destiny!
Love it – just love it – and THIS is precisely what the old white guys don’t like.
99 I was JUST about to say that!!! They can’t stand that this 1/2 black man, is 1000x cooler, smarter and better than them in every way. Whenever a Foxbot talks about all the vacations and fancy dinners, you know the jealousy is just consuming them.
They really need to just GTFOI
They made the news. . .
we had media at our event too but have not see tape yet.
what struck me about the photo you posted above of OFA in NC was how the diversity was so much similar to the one I attended (in the ultimate swing state of OH)
I replied to you under Yardarm for some unknown reason. Getting bleary eyed.
What is done in the dark will eventually come out in the light – or so it is said.
#Groundswell: A secret tape reveals how the hush-hush group lobbied Boehner and Issa on Benghazi. mojo.ly/16AN05i— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) August 05, 2013
This is for fun. . .
Now we're talking, who's smarter than a Repealican? http://t.co/XH04TGYB0n— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) August 05, 2013
With some of the GOP in congress BO is overly qualified and has far higher approval rating.
If POTUS had BO for his congress we’d all get mandatory play time, snack time, nap time, and cuddle time.
I could live with that.
More fun. . .
LOL. . . http://t.co/qSJ8nkssNR— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) August 05, 2013
Carol, I have a good feeling about this lady. She’s smart, attractive and fearless. I hope with all my hear that she trounces the guy.
Turtleman thought he was going to have to deal with Ashley Judd…he should be sh***g his pants right about now. The turtle should just crawl back into his shell.
I have a feeling when he loses his seat, things will just go downhill from there for him. I don’t think he’ll live much longer — I hate to say. This has been his life…his only life, and he has worked so hard for it. There will be nothing left for him after this.
Almost feel sorry for the guy — NAH!
@SaxbyChambliss You never cease to amaze. U R almost as good as Ghomert. huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/04/sax… http://t.co/ds8FvX9uAK— Nelson (@Yardarm756DD) August 05, 2013
I noticed that too. That’s great you had media. I’m getting the feeling just from the sampling I’m getting there were a lot of party’s. Great way to kick off ActionAgust! Here’s a back view. . .
In Charlote. . . http://t.co/RhBE9tdM4q— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) August 05, 2013
They had at least seven in NC that my friend listed. It feels like a kick-off to a campaign.
My President is artistically inclined.
I’m sorry…but Republicans don’t deserve to have this magnificent animal as their mascot. No way
I totally agree. I used to see elephants in Africa at a resort area we used to stay at, and they are truly graceful, loving and majestic animals. There is nothing similar to today’s Republican part.
Nothing remotely similar.
I tweeted that this morning or maybe FB. Found a replacement. . .
They don't deserve the majestic elephant, repealicans. . . http://t.co/xCAh1zDbqI— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) August 05, 2013
I agree DF…they have hijacked one of the most magnificent and majestic animals on God’s green earth. Even the tread on me snake is too good for their sorry behinds.
More party’s. . .
“Get the facts. We want to give the community the fact empowers them to share with everyone else so we have a healthier nation. With a healthier nation we have a wealthier nation,” said Jonette Harper of Organizing for Action.
In Charlotte, NC. Jo Harper. . . http://t.co/SLzIRsnhQg— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) August 05, 2013
I am moving back to Maryland in a couple of weeks…after I am settled in, I am going to sign up with my local OFA chapter, and work my butt off to make sure we never live through 2010 again!
Glad you’re inspired. It can be fun!
One more, but I could do at least twelve more different house party’s. . .
In Miami. . . http://t.co/W1dTbZLNO8— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) August 05, 2013
BBC Panorama: Boston bomber was in possession of right-wing American literature in the run-up to the attack. bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-…— (@amk4obama) August 05, 2013
Absolutely! There’s a companion one to this as well. I’ll find it.
It takes me awhile. . .
I liked a @YouTube video youtu.be/NXUPDAMc_6o?a ALEC Rock— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) August 05, 2013
Must see! ALEC Rock: youtu.be/NXUPDAMc_6o Learn all u can & shine light on the cockroaches usurping your rights for profits.— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 05, 2013
Thanks guys! People just have NO IDEA… they need to learn ASAP!
Oops! Left off the website URL — fixed it here!
ALEC Rock: youtu.be/NXUPDAMc_6o Shine light on the cockroaches usurping your rights for profits. bit.ly/193f0oc— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 05, 2013
Kevin Spacey on Obama, Congress politico.com/blogs/click/20…— Lee S (@LJSearles) August 05, 2013
“House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey thinks President Barack Obama deserves more credit for what he’s accomplished.
“President Obama will go down as having passed some of the most historic bills in the history of this country,” Spacey told Hot Press magazine in a recent interview. “That despite constant knee-jerk opposition from the Republicans. A lot of people don’t realize how much he’s done in the most difficult of circumstances.”
As for Congress, Spacey is less impressed.
“It’s maybe interesting for an American audience that’s sat through the most non-productive Congress in the history of the United States, in terms of bills passed, to watch a fictional show [“House of Cards”] where some bills actually get passed,” he said.
ALEC members of the US House. All these people DON’T work for you.
@petesouza Got your back now & always. Your work is outstanding! Ignore the haters. They are sad, broken people.— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 05, 2013
Hi Dudette, I don’t have Twitter, but just wondering if there was a way to reach you or anyone from TOD.
It was just to say thanks for everything you and others do around here. Keep up the good work. Good night.
http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/bl-awesome-obama-photos.htm Photos of the President being awesome:)
If you want to see some blatant disrespect….
Thanks for bringing the video here. I’ve been reading about this but hadn’t seen video! Yay! Go Allison!
You’re welcome:) She would make a terrific Senator. The people of KY deserve someone like her that will fight for them…off to bed…see you all tomorrow
Good Night UT and TOD family. Get some rest desertflower. (( Hugs))HZ
I want to thank UT for all of the great work today. You have taken excellent care of this precious space. ((((((((((( Ty so much UT))))))))))HZ
I have enjoyed celebrating our brilliant POTUS birthday. I hope that he had a wonderful day. Enjoy your evening, Mr. President.
Note for Layla: Left your request. ((((((((((((((( Lots of loving hugs coming your way)))))))))))))))) Candles on for you as well. HZ
Republicans are so nasty and disrespectful. I wonder how much was that group paid? Reminds me of the paid old folks in 2010. Allison and Wendy Davis are two strong women and I love them.
Wow, DF, I really, really like her. The Mitch crowd tried to disrespect her and drown her message with boos, but they failed miserably!! Her message came through strong and clear. All of us Democrats must put every resources we can muster to get her elected. Her election would be a pure source of fresh air in the entire country.
Her message comes through just looking at the old white fools sitting on the platform behind her.
The group included Mitch McConnell who was visibly uncomfortable. I am sure Mitch left that gathering knowing that this KY Senate race is not going to be cake-walk!
He was looking a little green around the gills and will have to swing far right in the primary – so could have himself a problem.
That was disgraceful, disrespectful, if we blacks acted that way the whites there supporting McConnell would be calling us unruly, wild, don’t know how to act. Every speaker even McConnell should have been allow to speak without the interruption.
Future president of the United States of America!
Gotta love the paid protestors and the lady with her sign calling them out.
2014 will be the year of the Women!
Those men in congress who think they can get away with their sexist remarks and harassments have got another thing coming.
This is the other video about the ALEC scuzzballs that I was thinking of. It’s not from the same group (PRWatch), and it’s kinda tough to watch. A message worth sharing far & wide. [Apologies to anyone for whom this is just too much.]
Makes me want to throw up.
You might have seen some of the speculation about possible Fed Chairman nominee front-runners. Stephanie Cutter has chimed in with her endorsement of Larry Summers. Have to say this is the first time I find myself disagreeing with her about anything..
I’m in the Anyone but Summers camp!
Why Obama should pick Summers to lead the Fed – FT.com on.ft.com/1bPBM40 via @FT— Stephanie Cutter (@stefcutter) August 03, 2013
Whoever POTUS select I will be okay with.
Well written piece, and I agree with anniebella — I will support whomever POTUS should pick.
Dudette, am I mistake, here? Although this is a tweet from Stephanie Cutter, she is not the one personally endorsing Larry Summers. The endorsement in that piece is from Bradford DeLong, a U.C. Berkley professor that she is simply sharing. I didn’t see where she “chimed in with her endorsement of Larry Summers.” By the way, I found the professor’s ideas for why he favors Larry Summers quite reasonable. Prof. Delong also stated emphatically that he would have no problem if President Obama picked any one of the other five leading candidates. I’ve never understood why people are so passionately anti- Larry summers, one of the most brilliant economists and one of the people behind Bill Clinton’s success in creating record numbers of jobs.
Because he was a major leader in the deregulation of Wall St during the 1990′s, the repeal of Glass-Steagall and keeping derivatives free of regulation. He was far from a progressive economist, but was a DLC (right-of-center, business over workers) advocate. He is not responsible for the internet bubble which fueled job creation during the Clinton years – many of those jobs would have happened anyway. In context, the DLC movement was a way for Dem’s to shed the ‘tax and spend liberal’ banner, but in retrospect it did a lot of harm. Clinton could have reinstituted anti-trust, but instead put consolidation on steroids. He could have worked to strengthen manufacturing in the U.S., and instead led the charge to send manufacturing jobs overseas. Larry Summers was a huge proponent of all of these things. We can accurately say that many of the policies pushed by Larry Summers in the 1990′s, fueled and put on steroids during Bush/Cheney, led to the economic collapse. He’s a deficit hawk (which helped initially in the beginning of the Clinton administration, but more because it brought in tax revenue than slashing necessary spending).
I am interested to hear if he still supports those same policies. If he does, then I really don’t want another right wing hack leading the Fed. We need more balanced ideas than what we’ve been given since Greenspan. I don’t need or want a raving liberal economic loon at the Fed, but I do want a return to balance and sanity. Larry Summers will have to prove to me that he’s that man, because his record does not show that.
Good Morning Early Bird TODers!
UT, thank you for hosting TOD’s fabulous celebration of President Obama’s 52nd birthday. I hope that he had an enjoyable day and was able to feel the love and well wishes from all his supporters here and around the world.
A humorous admonishment cautioning us not to judge a book by its cover:
Don’t Assume You Know How Retta Rolls
That was great!
I absolutely love it.
Don’t Judge. It’s not about You!
swbluega, I loved that. Fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love her blouse too!
Toons: Congress Goes on Recess
Good morning, TODers!
Wow, what a birthday celebration!
Swbluega, I join in with you. I know he felt the love.
Sen. Allison just made my week. I am calling her Senator because she is going to win.
Old ass Mitch and his #Do Nothing Congress should not be allowed to take a month long vacation.
They got paid all year for doing absolutely nothing! He sits there as if he deserves to and proud of his obstruction( very uncomfortably)…
He needs to go!
I am going to donate to her capmpaign today.
Have a great day, everyone!
Glad he had to sit there through his nice little roast :).
Sen. Allison, on to become President!
JOIN PICC IN HARRISBURG, PA ON AUGUST 5TH TO DEMAND A VOTE ON CITIZENSHIP
Date: 08/05/2013 – 12:00pm
On Monday, August 5th, join Pennsylvania United for Immigration Reform (PUIR) as we head to Harrisburg to demand a vote on citizenship from House leadership. Speaker John Boehner will be attending an event with Representative Scott Perry on City Island. …
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If you are joining us for this action, please bring a lunch. We will provide PUIR signs, but encourage you to bring homemade signs as well. Hope to see you there! http://paimmigrant.org/events/join-picc-harrisburg-aug-5th-demand-vote-citizenship
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