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25 Million Thanks!

25 Millions Hits (Almost), 25 Million Thanks.

What a very lovely journey, thank you everyone so, so, so much for the company.

And thanks to all you very wonderful people who visit and comment here, and the blog tyrants who’ve kept the place alive – Liberal Librarian, Lovely Plains, Zizi and Amk – but especially to the pure and utter brilliant gem that is Nerdy Wonka. TOD would have faded away without her.

Okay, here’s to the next 25 million – chat on!

PS Thanks to this fella, too, for inspiring us:


176 Responses to “25 Million Thanks!”


    • May 2, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      Congrats on 1st Tally – what a great post to land in the # 1 position!!!

      Dear Chips, you deserve 25 million thank yous along with your fine team of fellow blog tyrants. Special shout-out to NW for her amazing spirit and skillful construction of one spectacular post after another.

      Thank you!

      #FORWARD Together

  1. 6 amk for obama
    May 2, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Let me be the first to congratulate.

    Well done, chips, ut, LL, LP, zizi and TOD’ers.

    Thanks for keeping this place buzzing.

    • 7 Vicki
      May 2, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      And you amk. A million thanks to all the bts and commenters. It is a cherished and special thing to have a community like ours.

    • May 2, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      Thanks to you too Senior Blog Tyrant for keeping watch over us when we go to sleep :D

    • 9 hopefruit2
      May 2, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      Thanks Amk – without you, this world would be a bit humorless…

      THANKS!! :)

  2. 10 Judith Fardig
    May 2, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Thrilled with this news! TOD is a sanctuary and a university of higher learning in honor of our most amazing President! Million thanks, Chips and all!

    • 11 jacquelineoboomer
      May 2, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      *and a university of higher learning in honor of our most amazing President*

      ^^THIS x 25M !!

  3. 12 amk for obama
    May 2, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    • 13 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      May 2, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      25 MILLION IS DOUBLY AWESOME…CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. 14 Nena20409
    May 2, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Yes <3 Yes <3 Yes <3

    Chips! Chips! Chips! HooRay!

  5. 15 Dudette
    May 2, 2014 at 2:42 pm

  6. 16 Nena20409
    May 2, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    TOD Don’t stop ‘ll you get enough as the late MJ would have belted one out for Us.

    Yes!

  7. 17 Lynn
    May 2, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Less than 600 to go and I made it in time for the party!

    Congrats, Ms. Chips, NW, LL, zizi, PF, Bobfr, meta, The Donnas, HZ, nena, Linda, Japa, Africa, Arapahoe and many more who have made this wonderful place the REAL place for news, foreign and domestic!

    YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. 18 amk for obama
    May 2, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    I blame you for this.

    Way past midnight. Was waiting for the bell.

    Gunnite folks.

  9. 22 Dudette
    May 2, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Way to go Chips!
    Way to go BTs!
    Way to TOD Family!

    Woooooot!

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PL8E9E8606C6BE5394&v=3GwjfUFyY6M

    • 23 Dudette
      May 2, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      Well that didn’t come out right.

      LL’s got it covered below, so here’s a different one.

  10. 24 Linda
    May 2, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    So Bohner is forming a Select Committee to investigate Benghazi ?

    Time for Harry Reid to form one on Bush Era Torture ?

  11. May 2, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Congratulations, everyone!

  12. 33 desertflower
    May 2, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Congratulations to TOD!! What a wonderful milestone we all get to share with our family here:) Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!!! Onward to 50 million!

  13. May 2, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    I have to say a BiG thank you to Chips for creating this place! Another big thanks to all the BTs – you guys rock! NW you keep me in the loop on days when I don’t know if I am coming or going :-). I love the TOD family!

  14. 36 Don
    May 2, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Yeah but how many of those 25 million have paid?

  15. 46 Nena20409
    May 2, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    How about My Way……

    But Our Way at TOD?

    TOD! TOD! TOD!

  16. 47 debz
    May 2, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Congratulations on the 25 million!!!! Proof that TOD is the only place for news of what is really happening.

  17. May 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Regarding Syria ….

    “Fortunately, the Opposition continue to make progress this week, seizing numerous Assad military installations and positions across Syria.”

    clip

    “Part of the reason for the Opposition’s continued success in recent weeks is that they are not only getting better quality weapons but are able to plan against and manage large scale regime troop movements because they are getting better satellite intelligence from Western allies.”

    As I do when providing a link to Peter Clifford’s updates, be forewarned that you will see really horrible stuff, because that’s what war means.

    http://www.petercliffordonline.com/syria-news-3

    Peter really deserves a Pulitzer for his persistent, diligent reporting on the Syrian civil war.

  18. 49 desertflower
    May 2, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/112768656

    CNN Just Reporting: . KXL measure lacks the 60 votes needed for construction

  19. 53 japa21
    May 2, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Chips, and all the contributors, whether front pagers, tweeters, commentators or just lurkers, this is a well deserved milestone. I really think we can hit 30 million by election night. As we get closer, more and more people will be coming here. To be honest, in my tweeting, I have been vrey neglectful and from now one will be mentioning posts here with the link.

    There are still thousands, if not millions, if not billions of people out there that would find this site to be illuminating but have never heard of it.

    My goal is to get at least 2 of them to come here for a visit.

  20. 55 Dudette
    May 2, 2014 at 3:04 pm

  21. May 2, 2014 at 3:05 pm

  22. May 2, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    I sorta feel old..

    I remember when 6 million hits for TOD was a milestone…

    Congratulations, Chips and thank you!

  23. May 2, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Welp, already 109 visits after crossing the 25 MILLION threshold!!! Way to go, Chips!!!

  24. 62 Linda
    May 2, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    UPDATE: Bundy Thugs “Poured Lighter Fluid Around Media Trucks & Issued Bomb Threats”

    8 News NOW reports their reporters were physically threatened

    Law Enforcement Threatened:
    In an interview with 8 News NOW Sgt. Jenkins said a Bundy thug asked him if “he was ready to die.”

    Hotel Bomb Threats & Death Threats to Hotel Employees:
    Within the past few days, Channel 8 News obtained Police Reports that show:

    Holiday Inn Express received at least nine threatening phone calls in April, after they allowed BLM rangers to stay in the hotel.

    Workers were told to kick out the BLM or they “would not be standing in the morning.”

    8 News also reports:

    One Mesquite hotel worker, who didn’t want to go on camera, said he was told by an anonymous militia member that he would be “dragged out in the parking lot and shot”.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/05/02/1296373/-Bundy-Thugs-Poured-Lighter-Fluid-Around-Media-Trucks-Issued-Bomb-Threats

  25. 63 desertflower
    May 2, 2014 at 3:08 pm

  26. May 2, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Fierce battle in Odessa appears to have ended. Lots of pro-russia separatists detained. Unknown number are dead or wounded. These tweets set the current tone …

    … Tzar Vlad, YOU WILL FAIL.

  27. May 2, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    No, No. NO! Thank YOU Chips for starting this blog and to those who keep it going. It makes my day, every day.

  28. 70 Nena20409
    May 2, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    25,000,109 hits

    TOD did It!

  29. 71 GGail
    May 2, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    25 Million hits.
    I’m trying to let that sink in…

    Much love to our Chipsticks for being brave and branching out on her own. There would be no TOD without CHIPSTICKS and a man named Barack H. Obama.

    Sincere and heartfelt thank you Chipsticks for sticking with us and for being smart enough to open the blog administration door to receive help from some talented and smart people. And thanks to all of us supporting cast who never tire of making our own special contributions!!

    I’m gonna celebrate the here and now and not think about the “when”

    Love ya Chips ♥

  30. May 2, 2014 at 3:15 pm

  31. 76 Linda
    May 2, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Breaking

    CDC…Mers virus now in the US…first case in Indiana.

  32. 78 Dudette
    May 2, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Catch y’all later!
    xoxoxo

  33. 79 donna dem 4 obama
    May 2, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Well Congratulations TOD!!!!

  34. 82 Allison
    May 2, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Congratulations Chips, 25M an awesome achievement!! Thanks also to the great blog tyrants! What a fantastic team!

    When I found this site, I immediately notified family and friends! I appreciate all of you for your outstanding commentary and truth that is so lacking with the MSM.

    Good luck and best wishes on the next 25 million hits! Well-deserved!!

  35. 83 Nerdy Wonka
    May 2, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Thank you so much for everything, Chiparoo. TOD truly is an oasis and a wonderful community and first and foremost that is because of you.

    Here’s to 25 million more celebrations! :)

  36. May 2, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Congratulations!!! You earned every one of those visits!

  37. 87 Nerdy Wonka
    May 2, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Holy Smokes! Kerry Washington like her character Olivia Pope knows how to keep things secret. She gave birth two weeks ago!

    Yay and congratulations!

    • May 2, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      GORGEOUS!! I knew something was up when she wasn’t with her posse at the WH. I thought maybe she was due in a couple of weeks. Awesome!

  38. 89 jacquelineoboomer
    May 2, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    25,000,401 !!!!

    • 90 MightyPamela
      May 2, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      We are making history, JO’B, if not for you, don’t know where I’d be!! Thank you, Fearless Leader! ;)

  39. 92 MightyPamela
    May 2, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    25,000,402! Words hold little meaning ~ I bow to you all! http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO

  40. May 2, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    In President own words…How I feel about y’all >>Chips, NerdyWonka, BOB, Zizi, Meta, LL, LP, Tally, HZ, VC, DF, Linda, HP, Gail, MP, JB, Nancie, 99ts, Yardman, Bill, DonnaNoShock, Hope, Linda, GB, Dudette, AMK, Annette..and anyone that I’ve missed…the whole community at TODS!
    You Simply Rock!

    May your Blessings come 25Million folds. ~ Much Love:-)

  41. 105 Dakota
    May 2, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    OVER 25 MILLION HITS TOD FAMILY!!!

    GOD BLESS US EVERYONE!!!

    (((((CHIPS!!!)))))

  42. 106 hopefruit2
    May 2, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Congrats to Chips on this fantastic milestone! And thanks for creating this wonderful, amazing and healing space that is TOD. TOD is often always the first place and I log on to in the morning, and the last place I visit before retiring at night. Congrats and many, many thanks to the illustrious, brilliant and tireless Nerdy Wonka, the awesome TOD bloggers – Liberal Librarian, lovely plains, amk, zizi, and others who have contributed to front page time and again (Tally, Japa, Betsy, etc). Not to mention the TOD posters like Bobfr, dessertflower, Vc, Dudette, Donna, etc with their informative posts, tweets, poems and videos!

    Regular TOD posters and lurkers – thanks!!! :)

    • 107 donna dem 4 obama
      May 2, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      But you are our warrior. Girl you kick butt and take names each and every week. PBO couldn’t have a stronger advocate than you.

      Thank you for all YOU do!!!!

      • 108 hopefruit2
        May 2, 2014 at 5:11 pm

        Aww…thanks donna! :) Couldn’t do it without the support of you ladies/gents of TOD!

    • 109 GGail
      May 2, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      hopefruit2, you who can place people on naughty mats faster than Yardarm can pull them out – even when one is fast asleep – we see you! :wink: Thanks for bringing YOU to TOD. You’re a very important cog in our machine.

      • 110 hopefruit2
        May 2, 2014 at 5:24 pm

        Indeed GGail, I try to help out when I can knowing that Yardarm has such a TOUGH job! :) :)

  43. 111 sherijr
    May 2, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    guess I’m 25,000,403 ~ that’s how many times I’m grateful PER WEEK to you Ms Chips for this site of truth and love. Congratulations on all that you’ve created here.. I go no where else, and apparently I’m not alone :) :) And Miss Nerdy Wonka you are a true treasure, thank you too.. and LL, Awesome writing always.

  44. 112 vcprezofan2
    May 2, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Good afternoon, TODobots!
    What’s THIS – trying to party without me? WELL!!!! Ain’t gonna work, Chica & the gang! (Good thing I decided to come straight home after work!)
    .
    …..:star: :star: :star: :star: CONGRATULATIONS!! :star: :star: :star: :star:

    BTW, Chipsey-whipsey, I have to say your artwork is improving – the cheeks on that smiling face in your thank you note looks far less anorexic that your previous efforts! Her bang looks….original too. Well done!

  45. 113 japa21
    May 2, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    I think this thread is an example of what I truly love about this site. There is a lot of light-hearted banter, dealing with a lot of extraneous matters. And at the same time, there is the very serious, i.e. Bob’s reporting on Ukraine, interspersed.

    Some places are, quite honestly, overly serious. It isn’t that seriousness isn’t important. But we have to recognize that life has its other sides as well. And whether it be the TOD ladies ogling photos of PBO and making semi-risque comments, or Yardarms great jokes-stories, or AMK’s great photo tweets, or Dudette’s geekiness or VC being VC, whatever it may be, it gives us a breather from the serious, very consequential things occuring in our world.

    It makes it easier to discuss the outrages of the GOP, or Putin, or the Tea Party, or whatever else happens to be the news of the day.

    There are other worthwhile sites to visit, and I make a regular journey through several of them, but know have the balance that this place brings. And I site tends to follow the pattern set by its creator so I give that special salute to Chips, even though she no longer wants to be my future bride.

    • 114 japa21
      May 2, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      And that was supposed to read “none have the balance”.

    • 116 hopefruit2
      May 2, 2014 at 4:03 pm

      That’s a great point japa. This place as created by Chips, embodies the diverse interests of our regulars – and apart from serious news on world and national events, it brings something that everyone can relate to – be it the as you said, the jokes, music, cooking, pictures, poetry, cake-baking, people sharing family anecdotes, the pets, and everything else, and of course, VC being VC… :) :) :)

      And there’s the mutual care and concern for each other and everyone that comes through – when someone accomplishes a milestone, is going through a difficult time, or when someone hasn’t posted in a while.
      :) :)

    • 123 GGail
      May 2, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      japa, you are so right!

      I used to visit other sites, and they were too harsh All.The.Time. and ain’t nobody got time for that :-)
      Here we are sharing life together – the good, the bad, the funny, the serious, the sad. It was this mix of banter that I found to be what I needed in a blog and it’s a reflection of Chips’ personality.

      Real life with good people

    • 124 vcprezofan2
      May 2, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      Yes indeed, Japa, I agree with you; TOD rocks because ‘we are the world’ AND we are life. We mirror life in all its ups and downs, and that very mixture keeps us ALL going from day to day, and from 1 million to 25, to …….

      Chips Chica built this with really strong materials. For me, one sturdy cornerstone she laid at the outset was the way she reached out to each newcomer with a personal handshake. My hand tingles each time I remember. I won’t ever forget that! ;)
      ……

      BTW, what’s this cryptic ‘VC being VC’?
      :) :) Seriously, I’d wager she doesn’t know enough to be anyone else, so you guys are stuck. ;)

      • 125 japa21
        May 2, 2014 at 4:50 pm

        Took you long enough to bite on that one. Just take it to be a very big compliment. We wouldn’t want you any other way.

        Your hand may tingle, but mine itches like mad. Probably because I haven’t washed it since she shook it.

        • 126 vcprezofan2
          May 2, 2014 at 5:08 pm

          ‘Took you long enough’

          Was trying to get in touch with my lawyer, Japa, to ask if there was grounds for impeach… anything there, but it seems she wasn’t in office today – prolly golfing. Unfortunately my retainer doesn’t provide 24hr service – I may have to upgrade.
          ……………
          We-ell, when she and I shook hands *I* was not a probable future anything, so ……. I washed the hand but hung on to the memory. ;)

          Seriously, TY for the compliment. I really enjoy, AND LIKE, our TOD family; I think we are blessed to have stumbled on each other, and I hope it shows. :grin:

    • May 2, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      “Some places are, quite honestly, overly serious. It isn’t that seriousness isn’t important. But we have to recognize that life has its other sides as well.”

      Could not agree with you more, John.

      When I visit a site like Peter Clifford’s on Syria, it is necessarily what it is, exceedingly serious due to the nature of the topic.

      When I come to TOD it is both oasis and riveting serious. I cherish the refreshing humor, exposure to music I had never heard before, empathetic concern for the well-being of each other … it’s just a magical place that Chips has created and that very special ‘blog tyrants’ and regulars, like yourself, have given tirelessly to nurture and sustain.

    • May 2, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      “even though she no longer wants to be my future bride.”

      After that beautiful comment Japa, we’re back on!

      Thank you Japa, appreciate your kind words so much, thank you for being such a good friend.

  46. 129 Betsy
    May 2, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I, too, have to thank you Chips for welcoming me in after BWD closed down her blog. What a wonderful community she directed me to, and it is the first place I check in with in the morning and the last place I come to before I go to bed. I am truly blessed by all of you who post here. I also am so thankful to be in a community that loves President Barack Obama as much as I do. (and his family, etc. too :) )

  47. 130 AJ
    May 2, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Congratulations, Chips and your fabulous stand-ins! :)

  48. 131 donna dem 4 obama
    May 2, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    LL I just don’t know about this…… :shock: :) :shock:

  49. 135 donna dem 4 obama
    May 2, 2014 at 4:15 pm

  50. 136 NurseShar
    May 2, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I’ll add my thanks as well, I rarely ever comment, but I read every thread!!

  51. 137 JER
    May 2, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Congratulations Chips and all Contributors and Assistants. What you do is very much appreciated.

  52. 140 hopefruit2
    May 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    But NY Times this morning told me that the sanctions were only having a very limited effect on Russia. I guess NY Times is itching for an all out war!

  53. May 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Oh, thank you ALL for the very very, very lovely comments – I’ve just come back from a walk with Danny and the *REALLY* big news of the day is that he has started peeing like a proper boy dog. :cool:

    Thank you all again, LOVE ya!!!

    • 142 57andfemale
      May 2, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      It took Danny 9 months? My boys could have taught him in a day.

      Oh, and may I add my deep gratitude to you and my TOD family. This site is a true haven.

      • May 2, 2014 at 4:29 pm

        :-) Actually, I did think he took his time, but he’s so proud of himself, in a manly kind of way, I didn’t want to ask: “What took you so long?”

        Thank you 57!!

        • 144 57andfemale
          May 2, 2014 at 4:30 pm

          Actually, my first two boy dogs peed like girls. My last three are manly men.

            • 146 57andfemale
              May 2, 2014 at 4:38 pm

              To look at them, you wouldn’t think they were manly, but when they conquer the side of the tree, watch out!

              And that one rolling leaf – just watch that pissing match.

            • 147 57andfemale
              May 2, 2014 at 4:39 pm

              Kasper: “I got it!”
              Nickelby: “No I GOT it.”
              Kasper: “I said, I GOT IT!”

              Very entertaining.

            • 148 vcprezofan2
              May 2, 2014 at 5:14 pm

              In case you missed my appreciation of your artwork that was above –
              :star: :star: :star: :star: CONGRATULATIONS!! :star: :star: :star: :star:

              Chipsey-whipsey, I have to say your artwork is improving – the cheeks on that smiling face in your thank you note looks far less anorexic that your previous efforts! Her bang looks….original too. Well done!
              It’s so gratifying to your growing skills and to realize I knew you when.

    • 151 Desertflower
      May 2, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      Big boy !!

    • 152 GGail
      May 2, 2014 at 5:23 pm

      Some children are slower than others….but he’s a keeper for sure!

      Congratulations Danny – you hit a milestone in your life today too :-)

    • May 2, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      This is why I love this blog! &heart: Of course there are many others! ;) Thanks for starting this blog. I’d love to see the first post you posted! ;)

  54. 155 Paulita
    May 2, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Congratulations and my sincere gratitude for this place. This is the only place I comment on in the whole internet; I consider this a lifeline, and all the bloggers, commentators and lurkers, the kindred spirits that inhabit this blog, greatly enrich my life and, I believe, do a great service to this country by getting to the truth of the matters. I am extremely proud of you guys!!!!

  55. 156 donna dem 4 obama
    May 2, 2014 at 4:25 pm

  56. 157 57andfemale
    May 2, 2014 at 4:29 pm

  57. 158 Mela in TX (@bluetexasmoon)
    May 2, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Been insanely busy with work lately so I’ve only had time to lurk a bit but I couldn’t allow this momentous occasion pass without offering my most sincere congratulations. Chips, NW, LL and all the TOD family…you rock x 25+ million!-I :star :D

  58. May 2, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    WHOAAAAAAA!! Congrats, Chips and Nerdy Wonka!!!!

    I first came her for President Obama. I stayed because of all of you. THANK YOU for this outstanding OTrain!!

  59. 163 57andfemale
    May 2, 2014 at 4:50 pm

  60. 164 catrst
    May 2, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    I have not been commenting very often but I read every single post and I send along so many things along with sharing the info I get here with anyone who will listen. As I saw the colossal number and contemplated how much heart and soul and smarts are represented in the creation and furtherance of this site I was drawn to tears. I cannot thank everyone enough for providing and joining in the TOD journey. I love our President and his family and everyone that has his back. Here’s to many many more great posts to read going forward. Congratulations, Chips and everyone.

  61. 166 TrumpDog
    May 2, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    /side eye

    Hmmmm. How do we know these numbers aren’t cooked….by Obama.?

    Great job on the site Chips. Thanks to everyone for making it a welcoming place.

  62. 168 MadameSoph
    May 2, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Contrats Chips and All who contribute to this beautiful, informative place!

    I was just telling friends that I come here daily, not only for the unashamed cheerleading for our great PBO, but also because it is the only place where I can stay truly informed. The news items shared from TODers around the world; the White House statements, pressers, schedules and releases; the pictures of the Presidents travels; the news about bills put forward and filibustered; the executive orders and directives given; these are all details that keep me more informed than most people. Our news media is completely failing at informing the people about basic information. Thank God for TOD.

    Also, I have lost respect for many I once admired after reading their idiotic tweets (I am talking to you, Ezra) :-)

    Anyway, thank you so very much for all of your hard, continuous, noble work!!

  63. 169 aquagranny911
    May 2, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Congratulations to this blog & all the wonderful diarists & commentators who post here. I read often but seldom comment. This is one of my “go to” blogs for news & information. May you soon have 25 million more. (This is a test, I’m not tech savvy) <3

  64. 170 sjterrid
    May 2, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Congratulations on 25 million Chips, and all of the TOD community. This is the best place to come to for actual news, pictures, and laughs. Where we can come to share both happy and sad events with each other.

  65. May 2, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    I have to echo what catrst and others have said. I do not comment in this post often at all. But read it faithfully every single day and try to spread every bit of the news here to all my twitter followers and well as all others in my life. I had a Post Op Dr appointment this this morning, so just getting here now. I really love and admire all the bloggers @Chipsticks, @NerdyWonka, @Liberal_Librarian, @LovelyPlains, @Zizi, @Amk4obama also all of you TODers who comment each day and share so many interesting facts & Comments. I try to soak them all in and spread them around. I LOVE our President and First Family. I trust our president 1000% and always have his back. He looks and sounds better, and is more intelligent than any past president i have ever known. I have been involved in politics since i was 12 years old almost constantly. No other President has ever impressed me as much as this one. Yes, I am deft, dumb and blind where President Obama is concerned, and would follow him right off a cliff if ask! I believe he always has our best interest at heart and is working as hard as he can to get things accomplished that need badly to be done. He has gotten more obstruction from the other side than any other president in recent history, and absolutely NO RESPECT At All from the Media, the TeaTards or the Party of No! Never have we seen such disrespect for a President! That is one reason I really appreciate all of you here that love and respect him as I do. THANK YOU ALL for being here to support the Best President Ever! Congrats Chips and all who make this such a great place! I know there will be many, many, more great post here in the future. I Always #BackBarack & TOD
    ” You cannot be a selective civil rights activist. You either believe in rights for all or none.”

  66. 172 Jewelz
    May 2, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Congrats on 25 million hits Chipsticks, and TOD family.

  67. 173 nathkatun7
    May 2, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Wow! 25 + million hits! Congrats, Chipsticks, for attracting millions of smart, decent and humane people who also have a healthy dose of a sense of humor. Like President Obama, you’ve surrounded yourself with real special partners- the so called BT-who have added so much to this special place you created. On top of that, TOD commentators are, in my humble opinion, the best! They are the most informed and savvy commentators who share so much knowledge and astute analyses of politics, foreign affairs, history, literature, economics, music, media, technology, fashion, and popular culture. What is even more important for me is that TOD members are always there to comfort each other whenever someone is experiencing health challenges and and personal tragedies! Finally, TOD would not be the same for me If I couldn’t come here to laugh my heart out from all the humor by many people who post here, or to let my hair down and “bust a move” from Dudette’s, Yardarm’s, and many many other’s, music selections posted here. This is a very special place! I am glad more and more people are finding that out

  68. May 2, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I am late to the site each day because of WORK!!! Can’t get the chance to read and posts as time is limited, but i read each thread EVERY.SINGLE.DAY! Today I have to comment and say Congratulations on 25 million Chips, BTs and all of the TOD community. Where would we be without this oasis? We would be drowning in a flood of FOX AND FOXLITE “News” and Lies… This is like a small stream – knowing exactly where the flow is heading.

    CONGRATS! You have built a gracious community.

    THANK YOU!

  69. 175 HZ
    May 2, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    My thanks are so full of complete joy that words are of such that my tears of gratefulness must take over and spread within my space of the most sweet, respectful, and gracious “Thank You, Chips and my TOD family. This is a beautiful and wonderful moment to take in all of the gracious comments spoken to our Chips and All of the brilliant, loving, and warm souls who daily give so much to make our beautiful haven a true reality of what Chips started here: Love and Respect in the most elegant and honest conversations for a great man, our 44th President of the United States, Barack.

    I want to just say, Chips I thank you for keeping this place open to all who give respect and love to our president. Our sharing as a family from all around the world will always be in my heart. To be able to remember what a group of brilliant, patient, fun, loving, compassionate, and respectful family we have here is because of our Chipsticks. I remember when I came here, and I have never regretted one moment of my stay.

    I know that we have visitors who come here who would make all of us so grateful while we tremble in complete loving joy to have their presence here with us. They have made this count in this beautiful number tonight a loving memory on this journey. Thank you very, very, very much, you special visitors. We love you, and Chips set the standards to allow us to represent such a wonderful administration. We thank those who represent the most brilliant, loving, compassionate, patient, hardworking, and honest president ever (in my lifetime) for giving us a lifetime of opportunities to support, share the truth, bring knowledge to our home here, and then act on these with the most loving and respectful actions.

    I will be lighting my candles for giving thanks to Chips and our POTUS and his team. I will also be enjoying those lighted candles. as I sip with grace, my glass of red(for my heart) in total gratitude to some of the most brilliant young and golden minds. Your writings are brilliant. Thank you all. I have been blessed to come here and listen to all of these great minds who stand with Chips daily.

    I love this very special family known as The Obama Diary, and I give thanks for our beautiful Chips. Be celebratory in your space this evening, and say a few beautiful words for our brilliant and hardworking president who cares about all of us. We Love, We Laugh with Vigor, and we Live and Lift each other up here with loving Respect. Thank you, Mr. President for allowing us to be a part of this great journey.
    ((((((((((((((((((Love all of our numbers))))))))))))HZ

  70. 176 Cha
    May 3, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Congratulations Chips and TODStars!


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