Hello there, a very, very, very warm welcome.

You might just possibly have guessed, this is a site that supports President Obama. :cool:

If you’re not a supporter of President Obama, move along, there are plenty of other places for you to play

(Try here or here)

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Rules?

There aren’t many, apart from the fairly obvious one: PBO-opposing trolls intent on polluting the place with their drivel are not welcome here.

Other than that: be civil, don’t personally attack anyone here and don’t link to right wing nutjob hate sites – keep breaking those rules and, sorry, you’ll be blocked.

Also, if you’re quoting from articles and posts from other sites in the comments, just include a short extract and a link to the site. Don’t copy and paste most or all of the article/post – it’s not fair to quote most/all of it because then there’s no need to visit the site of the author.

Finally, bigotry – directed towards any class, creed, color, sexual orientation, nationality, etc, etc – is never allowed here, it’s a ‘librul’ kinda place.

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Reblogging?

WordPress introduced the reblogging feature a while back with the intention of making it easier for genuine bloggers to share the occasional post they like.

Predictably, the feature was abused from day one by scam artists who do almost nothing but reblog in an attempt to increase their traffic.

This place and some friends’ blogs have been targeted by one particular abusive moron – we’re talking severely stupid here – who has weirdly creepy issues with women, so for that reason whenever he attempts to reblog anything from here, the post will be ‘adjusted’ in a way to make the reblog pointless (but it will be unchanged here).

Apologies to genuine bloggers when this happens. If you too are being targeted by scam rebloggers and would like to stop them, get in touch and I’ll let you know how to do it.

Genuine bloggers are more than welcome to use anything they ever see at this blog. Thanks!

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How do I comment here?

You need to sign in first – you can use your Twitter, Facebook or WordPress accounts, or an email address (which won’t be visible to anyone but me).

Comments by first-time visitors will be held in ‘pending’ until it’s clear whether they’re here to share their profound thoughts on ‘burt sirts’ and ‘Muslins’, or if they’re smart, sensible, pleasant and maybe even charming.

The quickest way to join the chat is to sign in with a non-private and longstanding Twitter or Facebook account.

Comments from first-time visitors never appear unless they sign in in this way.

If you’re a troll, you’ll be added to the blocked list at the site and your comments will never appear, they’ll just go straight in to the trash so I won’t even see them. So, be good to yourself, save your energy ;-)

Make sure you stick with your chosen username and the same Twitter/Facebook/Wordpress account (or email address) each time you sign in, otherwise the blog automatically detects you as a new visitor and you’ll end up in pending.

You’ll see the sign-in options under the ‘Leave a reply’ box at the end of the comments under each post:

WordPress

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 That’s it. Thank you for dropping in!


21 Responses to “House Rules”


  1. 1 Loyal1
    February 14, 2012 at 4:27 am

    That helped some. I’ve been reading this blog for several years now, I know most of the posters here(yes, I’m more of a “lurker”), but, do I have to return back to the ‘responses’ section to check for any possible feedback from my post? Everybody seems to be posting and getting feedback with such ease. Besides, my birthday is coming up in June,and I sure would like to have the Prez deliver me a cake or cupcake like you do for many of the ‘visible’ posters. Thanks Chips!

  2. 2 Sankofa
    February 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Waaaah, Chips, the president didn’t give me cupcakes for my birthday on Valentine’s Day………”sniff”………”in a corner with my blankie”……”sniff
    Oh yeah”……….SECOND!!!!!!

  3. February 17, 2012 at 8:11 am

    It worked? I wonder…. love this place….. chips when i first started reading here for a long time i thoughtthis was a white house site with pete souza running it….and chipsticks! hahaha…… i thank you for your hard work and dedication. So many really smart people are here! And me too! Love and rely on this place. You inspire us.

  4. February 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    I don’t use facebook or twitter. Is that the only way to post to this blog?

    • February 19, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      Hi. You can also use a WordPress account to sign in, if you have one. If you don’t have a Twitter/Facebook/Wordpress account you can use an email address, but comments won’t go through automatically for a while, until it’s clear you’re on the right site! Sorry about that, but it’s the only way to keep out the trolls.

  5. February 24, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I love this place. Just discovered it today. Will be back!

  6. 9 myspanishtranslator
    March 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Love the pics, thanks for this blog. Very nice to be somewhere where all I read is good, positive stuff about the president, the hard work that he is doing and his family. A breath of fresh air, thank, thank you, thank you :-)

  7. March 16, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    This place is a breath of fresh air. Glad I discovered you!

  8. 11 Renata Edwards
    March 28, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Hi,
    I’m happy I found this site and I hope you can help me! I am looking for a 2012 campaign volunteer opportunity in Atlanta involving data entry, stuffing envelopes, filing, sorting papers, and other activities like that, preferably close to a Marta Station, because I don’t drive. I’ve been checking the official Obama site and see opportunities for phone banking, voter registration, organizing events etc but to be honest I’m not much of a people person. Just want to help somehow and still did not find a suitable way. I’d love to help doing quiet office, clerical stuff that others may find boring. Do you have any info on that or know anybody who does? If yes, please feel free to e-mail me directly.
    Thanks,
    Renata

    • April 27, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      Hey Renata,
      I’m not in Atlanta, but have been volunteering for Obama and OFA for 4 years—mostly doing data entry, which in many cases you can do from home and in any case is great work for vols who are not people persons. I feel sure the OFA folks in Atlanta could use your help, and could easily train you in. Look for the state field director for OFA, and if you can’t find it, email me: kayhag@earthlink.net.

  9. 13 MaryAnn
    April 1, 2012 at 1:37 am

    I found your site something over a year ago. I just want to say how much I appreciate your work. I read it every day, follow your links for information, and watch your wonderful videos just for joy.

    Thanks

  10. 14 lede3957
    April 18, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Thank you so much for this site. After reading comments about the President on other sites, I am sometimes baffeled and slightly depressed. I now save this site for last, because I know after visiting and reading the articles/comments, I will be uplifted. I inform other friends as often as the opportunity arises.

  11. May 10, 2012 at 10:12 am

    thanx for this wonderful site :-)

  12. 16 onefourlife
    May 19, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Hello,

    I would like to email the writer of the Obama Diary blogs. What is the email address?
    Thank you

  13. 18 onefourlife
    May 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Hello to All,
    This site has been very motivating for the past three years. Following the President and First Lady during his administration, being able to see positive accomplishments along with beautiful pictures are really delightful. I am reaching out to try and find work. Getting an interview has been a very difficult challenge, therefore finding work is impossible. Recently, I moved from Texas to Greensboro, NC hoping to find work. For the past twenty years I have taken whatever work I could just to stay employed while I finished my BS degree in 2004. Working as district director was my last full time employment. The jobs I have had are clerical, lab technician, volunteering, case manager, district director. I have one class to finish my license professional counseling masters program still needing to begin my practicum. I would like to work in group counseling or general counseling. Any advice on how I can get back to work will be treasured. Thank you the Obama Diary bloggers.

  14. 19 obamagran12
    May 23, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    I have been lurking for a few years and think it’s time to join the TOD family in person. Thanks Chipsticks for all the years of reading great articles and spectacular pictures of the first family. Re Appalachia, I don’t think the actual numbers are what we should look at. It’s that they’re better than before. That is progress. Of course don’t expect the repub media to say that!

  15. 20 Aja
    June 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Thank you for the primer, Chipsticks! I too have lurked for several years. I have no problem with the initiation process and paying my dues to become a welcomed commenter on this site.

  16. 21 Sally Davis
    June 2, 2012 at 12:38 am

    I know this will stay “pending,” and I don’t care. I don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account b/c I’m an older person who doesn’t use those. But I still have to say I LOVE the person who writes this blog. It is where I go after I have read the news and want to read something true and upbeat and see the pictures of President Obama smiling. I LOVE you for doing this. Thank you. You are marvelous. – Sally Davis, Albuquerque, NM





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