Aileen Mahoney, 8, shows the special wave she plans to use to get the attention of the president as he passes by in his motorcade in Martha’s Vineyard
… at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard. President Obama’s foursome included Marvin Nicholson, Robert Wolf, and Sam Kass.
Thank yoooooooou LP for the extra pics
Newsie stuff in the morning, I think we all needed a break today – especially when we had Donna Dem’s birthday to celebrate!
Chat away evening/night owls.
Hello all !
I hope PBO enjoyed his game of golf today !
I bet he did! Good company, no GOPs nattering in the background – I bet he did! Good work up top there, Allison!
He looks like he enjoyed it immensely. I love the picture of that little girl…she looks so happy to see him.
Congrats on #1, Allison.
Did you see the link that dotster3 provided earlier? (I think she’s on Twitter, but is pretty igcognito about it.)
The President plays golf on vacation (video compilation of still photos)
capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/…— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) August 11, 2013
Arapaho, I thought that some GOP U.S. Senators regard the president as “exotic.” The last time I checked, quite a few past American presidents enjoyed playing golf. I include in that company, the lovable Gerald Ford who was not known for his accuracy but was enthusiastic about his golf game. Full disclosure: I really don’t know much about golf, although I earned 3 units in PE credits ( a “C”) when I took it in college, way back in 1966. I highly doubt that I could have played as well as President Ford. All I am saying is what does President Obama have to do, other than swallowing a pill to make himself completely white, for right wingers to accept him as a typical American? I think President Obama is the most athletic President in my life time. There is no doubt that he is the most knowledgeable President about Basketball. But he is also well versed in baseball, football, soccer, hockey and golf. I don’t care what the Obama haters say, but President Obama is, without a doubt, the most well rounded president in my lifetime. What we have in President Obama is an avid sportsman with a first rate intellect and sharp political skills.
Hi Allison, congrats on numero uno :).
Okay, CC, what did you bring for supper? I’ve been patiently waiting.
Hello Allison! congrats!
Tea time? Ugh! I need real food!
Where are the girls?
if its the First Kids you are wondering about, PBO said they went to camp after the Africa trip.
whole First Family will meet in Martha’s Vineyard
Thank you, global.
Aileen Mahoney – What a delightful kid!
Happy child who appears to know what it means to love and respect others and especially PBO.
I believe Ms Aileen Mahoney learned this love and respect of PBO from those around her – look at the expression of the adult gentleman standing by her (he appears very proud of Ms Aileen’s attitude) and the information on the handmade poster says all that needs to be said.
Thanks to the people in Martha’s Vineyard
GE Chips, TOD……anytime dear! Congrats on the 4-way tie TOD’ers
New Habitat For Humanity house in D.C., is so energy efficient you could heat the entire thing with a hair dryer! thkpr.gs/17veZmj— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) August 10, 2013
A large number of people in developing countries suffer from a lack of access to electricity and safe drinking water. mexican design consultancy NOS have created ‘photoflow’ a product designed to collect these precious natural resources and to help distribute them to the masses. most developing countries are located near the equator and they receive more sunlight and rainfall than other places, however these basic amenities are not easily available. ‘photoflow’ aims to solve this issue, building upon the designs of existing rooftop containers, the simple device is made from recycled materials and composed of eight identical triangular photovoltaic modules that are mounted on commercial or custom water tanks. assembled together they form an octagon with a slight slope of 3 degrees, which allows water to funnel into the central filter. the water path then continues through a hose that directly flows into the water tank.
Sustainable, autonomous living @ Equator got easier w/ Photoflow Water & Solar Power collector designboom.com/technology/pho… http://t.co/UaRvbHFMel— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) August 12, 2013
thank you so much for sharing info – very useful to so many!
I am very interested in this – spent this Saturday talking about water capture and solar energy in a developing country (yes, at the equator). I have taken notes from your post and will explore this company and device
Anytime Global, I’m am always interested in conservation, and eco-friendly tech advances, occurring around the world.
Now the unsustainable side of the spectrum………. but SO COOL!!
Dubai Police add Lamborghini Patrol Car wp.me/p2YZ8A-cg And check out LaFerrari's new 950 hp Petrol-Electric Hybrid via @DaRiverZkind— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) August 11, 2013
Is that Sam with all that hair, or is he not visible? I can’t think when I’ve see him lately, so he could very well have grown his hair.
Mr, Sam Kass was in another video (from CBS in Boston) which carried the story about PBO vacy. – and he seemed not to have changed his “hair style
Joaquin Castro tweet response to Rick Perry:
Looks like those cities (Best Cities with Future Job Growth) have Dem mayors.
Battle of the tweets:
Joaquin Castro vs. Rick Perry (Best Cities with Future Job Growth).
juanitajean.com/2013/08/10/bat…— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) August 12, 2013
BTW, did yo see how fine our President looked in Phoenix this week?
How Obama's Putin Snub Is Playing Out in Russia. APphoto Phoenix SkyHarbor Airport 8.6.2013 world.time.com/2013/08/08/how… http://t.co/wHuKPDZgqC— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) August 09, 2013
Fine in Phoenix or Timbucktu:)
What about how Putin letting that traitor Edward Snowden stay in Russia is playing in the United States?
This is sickening……..
Bipartisan condemnation of anti-Obama incident at Missouri State Fair. Story by @JustinWingerter @kmoxnews cbsloc.al/17HefKK— PETER MAER (@petermaercbs) August 11, 2013
"The announcer wanted to know if anyone would like to see Obama run down by a bull. The crowd went wild."
politicalwire.com/archives/2013/…— Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) August 11, 2013
Talk about peer pressure! There is no way that I would be joining in with that dumb cheering crowd. I love and respect my President. I respected previous Presidents. It come with the office.
Yeah, there were a couple of threads on the previous post on this.
These Rush Limbaugh types think they’re too clever, but sane people don’t want to associate themselves with outright bigotry.
“These Rush Limbaugh types think they’re too clever…,”
Arapaho, you absolutely spot-on. These people have been propagandized by Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones, Sean Hannity, and other right wing talk radio hosts!
And another disgusting fact of this ugly incident—–the announcer who kept escalating the anti-Obama hysteria was not only president of the Mo. Rodeo Assoc. but also the local superintendent of schools there. Unbelievable.
A bunch of racists ass idiots, that’s who they are.
I think the proper name is “white sheet republicans” :)
Remember that Rush Limbaugh’s hometown is Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Rush has money all in the state and friends run his errands for him as well. HZ
U can tell WHICH ppl r actively teaching their own kids 2 practice racial hatred by their gleeful reaction #MoStateFair rodeo #PromotingHate— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) August 12, 2013
Did I miss Chips’ posting this video here? I don’t dare open another window to check R&S right now:
Love this video!
Video: The Obamas arrive in Cape Cod ….. "the coolest thing I've ever seen"
youtube.com/watch?v=1m_6kO…— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) August 11, 2013
Ha, I know the feeling Arapaho415, sometimes I have so many windows open smoke starts coming out of my computer :???:
The video was in this post:
Thanks again Ms. Chips and my TOD family!
I am pooped! It was a fantastic birthday.
We saw Fruitvale Station this evening and there was not a dry eye in the theater. I highly recommend this movie. It is an emotionally charged and profound story. My heart aches for his mother, daughter and girlfriend.
Great to hear you had a wonderful day Donna! Still, to my shame, haven’t seen Fruitvale Station, have heard nothing but glowing reports, including yours. Sleep well, birthday girl!
One more hour to go. Happy birthday. Saw it last night and cried. Lovely young man.
Happy Birthday, Donna! I am glad you had a wonderful day. You are one special person who certainly deserves the best.
“Top Recipients of Financial Industry PAC Contributions in the House:”
House freshman on the "cash committee," aka FinSvcsComm; big incentives to do special favors.
nytimes.com/2013/08/11/us/… http://t.co/IllzdjP2Vu— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) August 11, 2013
A little light-hearted break. I had completely forgotten about Noel Harrison.
1 week in, its clear @OFA is winning #actionaugust, keep it up guys!
denverpost.com/frontpage/ci_2…— Jon Carson OFA (@JonCarsonOFA) August 09, 2013
1 week in, its clear @OFA is winning #actionaugust, keep it up guys!
denverpost.com/frontpage/ci_2…— Jon Carson OFA (@JonCarsonOFA) August 09, 2013
I tweeted out the Denver Post article because I thought the article had a compelling photo:
Immigration reform: supporters want to keep mothers from being separated from their children.
denverpost.com/frontpage/ci_2… http://t.co/2GLXt7alec— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) August 11, 2013
Hi @JonCarsonOFA #NEWSTAINERS think we don't know the score re: #PBO & #GWB. We do twitter.com/Our4thEstate/s… + Auto Industry: PBO, FOR THE WIN— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 12, 2013
Wars Started: PBO 0; GWB 2
Wars Ended: PBO 1: GWB 0
Created Jobs: PBO >+7M: GWB -8M
Health Care: PBO 1: GWB 0
DOMA/DADT Ended: PBO 1: GWB 0— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 11, 2013
#LandSlideDEMS2014 #PBO DESERVES NOTHING LESS
Yes WE Can
I have a new 21″ monitor and now my TOD opens and only covers half the vertical width of the screen. How do I make it wider?
Oh yikes. GGail, you know by now I am severely useless at solving these mysteries, hopefully someone with a big techy brain will be along soon. Does zooming in/out of the page on your browser help at all??
Are you on Windows or Mac?
Hopefully Bobfr or some other ‘puter whiz is lurking. I’m pretty much all thumbs with computers. :(
We Are One, Arapaho415 :oops:
Thanks guys. I don’t know “jack” either. How do I try zoom? I’m using Goggle Chrome. When I hit F11 it extends the page horizontally not wider (vertically)
Double Yikes – I know nothing about Chrome. Is there a ‘View’ option in your menu on top that includes a zoom feature??
Chipsticks, you’re a genius and you don’t even know it!
The zoom worked! Now I can read the words from across the room – HA!
Thank you Blog Mistress :-)
Well holy smokes. That’s it, I’m opening a new business in the morning:
(Thrilled you’re zoomed in again GGail!)
Thank you to you and Arapaho for hearing my plea :D
As CC’s acting agent, in the temporary absence of Amk, that will be ….$$$ (can’t figure out a suitable amount – you got lucky this time).
Good lord, it didn’t take her long to hand out her shingle!
And vc, it didn’t take you (aka Ambulance Chaser) to come running :wink:
GG, I was just passing by at the right moment, and thinking of my pard, Amk felt he would appreciate me filling in. HOWEVER, I have to concede that I’m not up to the task – too slow in the calculation department.
Thank you agent, how about we charge GGail this much (TOD discount included):
Oh, sooooooo ungrateful. :roll:
My monitor is working just fine now and my money is STILL in my pocket…(looking over my shoulder for VC)
Ha, check your PayPal account GGail, I’ve withdrawn thousands as payment.
/shock/ Honey, you don’t need no agent! Was it Amk’s expert tutoring/modeling? No, I can’t blame him for this. /eyes wide in wonder/ All this time he has been charging me the super extra reduced, TOD discounted, and discounted again, amount and I didn’t realize!
Some how I have a hard time picturing you wide eyed vc
Uh Oh, you pulled out the big guns Chipsticks.
:lol: I was going to say Amk taught me everything I know in the wheeling and dealing area, VC, but a “super extra reduced, TOD discounted, and discounted again amount” …. was he being generous, or are you alleging fraud?
Gurl, that PayPal account has an IOU notice :lol:
This could turn ugly. I can only think of one group of people who will ensure justice prevails:
(You can have Clarence and Scalia, I’ll have the rest)
If you’re on Windows, you can use your keyboard shortcut keys to zoom in and out.
CTRL+SHIFT+ (plus or minus key at the top of the keyboard)
In other words, if you wanted to type the + sign, you have to hold the SHIFT key down to do so. To zoom in (bigger font, etc.) just hold down the CTRL key at the same time… CTRL+SHIFT++ or CTRL+SHIFT+-.
Probably as clear as mud, but being an oldtime Lotus 123 user, always preferred keyboard commands to fiddling with my mouse.
Thanks Arapaho – I have the whole screen covered now – thanks to Zoom (who knew? Chipsticks knew!)
GGail–I’ve had that problem since I got a larger monitor a year ago. I don’t think it’ has anything to do with the settings because it only happens with TOD. I was frustrated at first, but now have gotten used to it. But please, I’m the most electronically challenged person I know, so don’t take my word for it. Only know that this was my experience, as well.
Dems need to push back on how “bad” TARP, Fannie, Freddie are (the teeniest sliver in this chart).
They’ve got the facts on their side, yet allow the RWNJs to control the narrative (since the MSM is on the side of RWNJs and Hillary — until she tosses her hat in the actual ring).
Repeat after me: Tax cuts for the 1% & military misadventures abroad are driving US debt–not S.S./Medicare http://t.co/ZdKePcf5oF— Call me Ishmael (@fqxjv) August 10, 2013
I’m signing off early tonight. Sweet dreams, everyone!
‘No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.’ ~Albert Einstein
Good night all. Today has been a lovely day Chipsticks for celebrating Donna’s birthday & the First Family vacation.
Confession time – have been lurking here since 2008. Mega crush on Prez Obama – gorgeous, brilliant, loving husband, super-dad and on-so sexy!!! But I’m right across the planet – in Malaysia…so this is my haven. I’ve come out of the closet coz desperate for information. There’s a rumour PBO may be coming to our shores for the Global Entreprenuer Summit on 10-11 October. Its still a big MAY, so can anyone confirm his Oct schedule, before I wipe-out my savings for the tickets??!!
Hi there Obamaranee, thank you for saying hello!
It looks like the President will be visiting Malaysia in October, just found this:
US President Barack Obama will travel to Malaysia for an October summit, said deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes.
Obama will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Rhodes said today in a message on the social networking site Twitter. The two-day summit is scheduled for October 11-12.– Bloomberg
I’m here every day but I haven’t posted for awhile because of real life. I loved loved the picture of PBO and FLOTUS. Oh I love her yellow dress with and without the belt. Geez. She is so gorgeous!!
@petermaercbs @terri_georgia @JustinWingerter @kmoxnews 2 things stand out: "wild audience reaction" & the PBO-hate-filled comments on story— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) August 12, 2013
They are truly a bunch of very angry people, and its not the president they’re angry with, it’s themselves…everything they say is about themselves, just by reading between the lines.
@petermaercbs @terri_georgia @JustinWingerter @kmoxnews irony: 1/2 of PBO's heritage is from this region -can't racist @ least love this 1/2— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) August 12, 2013
AG Holder ordering change in how some drug crimes are charged to reduce inflexible, mandatory minimum sentences nbcnews.to/16K5pyY— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 12, 2013
I was just starting to link to this story – no doubt these orders will make a difference in the lives of so many
Love our AG. He is getting things done at the DOJ. They have not seen anything yet. You do your thing, Mr. Attorney General. Going down in the history books along with the best President of the United States as the best Attorney General ever. Lord, I hope and pray that I will be able to still be here and read the books and books or listen to the AD Books. I will be grateful for either. TY.
Now, I am going to listen again to the lovely young lady that was introduced to our TOD family today by our wonderful “Cultural Funnel,” none other than Mr. Yardarm. TY yardarm.
Beautiful Night to all.HZ
Thanks Chips for being the beautiful and so loving’ Best Blog Chief’ ever!. I need to tell you, “Thank you for being here for me and so many others who are lifted up daily because of you.” (((((( Love you, Chips))))))HZ
Thanks to all of your wonderful contributors who come and give you a rest. I am so grateful. You all make my heart sing with joy. We are doing a great work by supporting a wonderful President. What a joy to be living during this time ,no matter how hard they want to make it for him and millions of Americans. We will prevail.
Donna, I hope you enjoyed your beautiful birthday.
I say good night with this quote: ” The curve of a smile can set a lot of things straight.” Author Unknown.
Good Night Mr. President and our beautiful First Lady. Enjoy your vacation. ()HZ
Goodnight, TODville. One good thing to keep in mind … when we all hit “Rise and Shine” in the morning, Barack Obama will STILL be President of the United States! A vacationing President, true, but STILL our President!
Indeed! Sleep tight. ;)
I did, thanks! :) Mornin’ to ya.
http://t.co/xRk44wFNmw— Fascinating Pictures (@Fascinatingpics) August 10, 2013
Watch Perseid Fireballs: Live stream of greatest meteor show emirates247.com/news/watch-per…— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 12, 2013
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Encourage outstanding young people in your life to consider applying
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Hey @DonLemonCNN, remember the 1930s when young black men wore suits instead of baggy jeans & there was no racism? http://t.co/VlXygADDZA— Nima Shirazi (@WideAsleepNima) August 10, 2013
This is very true! Hah. #p2 #tcot #topprog http://t.co/D83908uUWY— Jason (@mrdysgo) August 10, 2013
"@GoogleEarthPics When a baby elephant sees the sea for the first time <3 #EarthPics http://t.co/QY0dKbk8pW— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 12, 2013
@BARACKOBAMA @Dudette9t9 @sanacardi @BAYONNEBERNIE GIVE HIM A SUPPORTIVE CONGRESS HE WILL CHANGE THE WORLD! I BELIEVE IN BARACK OBAMA! U 2?— JD Jon Dean Ayon (@ayonjd91) August 10, 2013
"@TheTweetOfGod Attention: will the owners of a blue planet with tectonic plates please tend to your vehicle. It is overheating.— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 12, 2013
"@Fascinatingpics Love & compassion. A picture is worth a thousand words. http://t.co/S4meEoJ1B5 #ilovedogs— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 12, 2013
For goodness sake! Our do nothing #congress is on vacation again? Time to call them or get in their face! http://t.co/FCeZMnaQ5I— Renata & Mike (@mgrossi1) August 10, 2013
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Twelve Months in Two Minutes; #Curiosity's First Year on #Mars: youtu.be/8Alq08Poqb0 #space #science— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 11, 2013
Being denied coverage for pre-x conditions is about to be a thing of the past! Learn more: hlthc.re/170irVE http://t.co/yxhbsknsUS— HealthCare.gov (@HealthCareGov) August 06, 2013
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Saltillo ~ A Necessary End: youtu.be/WEvby-c1WnI— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 11, 2013
Arrgh!. I meant to post this one, not that one. Sorry.
#Dance Theatre of Harlem School: youtu.be/LIsDrgmpX2o @DTHBallet— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 12, 2013
Uncanny resemblance! MT @Fascinatingpics Hey look, the dide from "Up!" is real! LOL! http://t.co/nZEoCDg8fS— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 10, 2013
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(The Root) — Earlier this year, Cheerios generated extensive media attention — and countless racist comments online — for becoming the first major American brand to feature a mixed-race family in a television advertisement. Now, an ad for a political campaign is poised to be just as groundbreaking, and potentially controversial.
This weekend television advertisements began airing starring the teenage son of New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio. De Blasio is white, his wife, Chirlane McCray, is black, and their son, Dante, sports a sizable Afro in the ad, in which he makes the case for why he believes his father is the best candidate for mayor. You can watch the ad by clicking link.
Politics Gets Its Own Cheerios Ad theroot.com/views/politics… via @TheRoot247. youtu.be/GgvXniTz7D8 #StopandFrisk— Alycee (@jazziz2) August 12, 2013
Some nitwit(s) must have crabbed about Bo going on vacay. I see David Frum trying to come to the rescue on twitter, to set the record straight. The haters never run out of stuff to hate re. Obama. Almost all of it looks like sheer desperation.
No, it’s the racist GOP (koch -sponsored) media once again, spreading anti-Obama propaganda with their highly manipulated, unrepresentative comments’ section where they allow paid GOP operatives, Republican media employees free reign while censoring ordinary folks’ positive comments.
There is so much hate in some of the comments – it has to be “paid for abuse”. The media in my world is equally to the right – they attacked Julia Gillard until the fool Rudd decided he could defeat her in the party room & now they are attacking Rudd in the same way. Why on earth did he think they would support him? Fool. The comments/letters are all about the terrible things the government has done & the RW opposition (who will probably win the election) is offering to cut company income tax. NOTHING changes – nothing.
I retrieved my sense of reality by listening to Glenda Jackson tell the truth about Margaret Thatcher – which equally applies to all RW politicians since the 1970s.
The latest rash of "racist" anti-Obama incidents reported in MSM are the GOP's stealth campaign for 2014. These are NOT random events.— (@aspirational12) August 12, 2013
Just so folks are aware, the latest rash of racist stuff being reported in the media, from the Arizona & FLorida “protestors” to the MO Rodeo stuff are carefully orchestrated acts sponsored by GOP political operatives. Don’t think for a minute these are random events…this is the ONLY way the GOP can get votes in the 2014 midterms. The media is just playing along – pretending to be just reporting, but doing their part to help spread racist propaganda.
Another thing to be aware of is that the online comments sections of most news outlets are highly manipulated, and not representative of the public. When 95% of a comments’ section is negative with the most vile, hateful rhetoric about a President who won with 51% off the vote, you KNOW that something is amiss. Positive comments are censored or removed, and only the most nasty, anti-Obama stuff is allowed. Also, some of these sections are also filled with paid GOP political operatives posing as “ordinary” people.
HopeFruit2! Thank you for pointing out the political backstory to this nasty event in Missouri. We must continue to educate everyone around us to the tactics the republicans are using to defeat our awesome President. The republican party has the defeat of our President and his agenda for the middle-class as its ONLY goal in 2014. They want to deny him of a Presidential Legacy. We must continue to “Have His Back!” They use the most vile and divisive slogans and people to put forth their argument for republican governance. We cannot begin too early to communicate our support for President Obama, his agenda, and the Democratic Party for the 2014 elections. We shall need to give money to OFA, to give time to the grassroots activities, and to stay online to comment in those MSM forums in support of President Obama. Our future, and the nation’s future is at stake. In 2014, we have to prove how awesome our President is, and we have to prove we can win. “Yes We Can!”
FROM THE BLOG STAFF: The Guardian Publishes Another Deliberately Shocking Yet Self-Debunking NSA Article bit.ly/169idR5— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) August 12, 2013
AG Holder to take another step in ending the war on drugs
Tonight AG Holder will give a speech in which he will announce the end of the use of mandatory minimum prison sentences for low level drug users.
In a major shift in criminal justice policy, the Obama administration will move on Monday to ease overcrowding in federal prisons by ordering prosecutors to omit listing quantities of illegal substances in indictments for low-level drug cases, sidestepping federal laws that impose strict mandatory minimum sentences for drug-related offenses.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., in a speech at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco on Monday, is expected to announce the new policy as one of several steps intended to curb soaring taxpayer spending on prisons and help correct what he regards as unfairness in the justice system, according to his prepared remarks.
Saying that “too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long and for no good law enforcement reason,” Mr. Holder is planning to justify his policy push in both moral and economic terms.
Good, important changes…
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