29 Responses to “the linkedin townhall”


  1. 1 donna dem 4 obama
    September 26, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Thanks Chips! I missed it earlier today while at work

  2. September 26, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    So… I am re-posting this because I want to see if folks think this is a good idea. please give me feedback. If folks don’t want a contest – that is OK I will not go to kinkos tomorrow.

    ——— original post ———-

    Inspired by Chips amazing poster show above, I have an idea.

    Folks seem to like contests and they work harder when they know they can win cool stuff.

    Let’s have a weekly contest to see who can be the most active participant on the CALL TO ACTION team.

    I just called Kinkos and they will print out refrigerator magnets, bumper stickers, pins, small posters that go in your window or you could put a sign in your yard. Send me suggestions, I am going to Kinkos tomorrow.

    At the end of each week on Friday morning I will ask folks to report how many calls, emails, tweets, or hours you have spent at OFA. Keep track of your actions (include today) and report in on Friday 5pm EST. If you win, I will send you 5 items of your choice, you can mix and match for a total of 5 things.

    The blog has been making great PROGRESS in taking action to match our concerns and complaints. This is just another way I can encourage folks to spend as much time taking action for the President as they do online reading the blog. It would give me great joy, and I will have the satisfaction of knowing that scattered across the country will be images of this delightful poster.
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  3. 5 Doris
    September 26, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Yayyyyyyy Chips, been out walking and shopping, trying to get some exercise, thanks so much, got a lot to catch up on, lol. Thanks. 😀

  4. September 26, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Chips, you are the bomb. You would have made one hell of a shipmate. i’d sail with you any time!

  5. September 26, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Head up guys:

    President Obama addresses crowd at the House of Blues in Los Angeles live on cnn.com

    cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=1

    He’s not on yet though.

  6. September 26, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I thought the statement that the LinkedIn host made at the end was excellent. He supported our President wholeheartedly.

    • September 26, 2011 at 8:28 pm

      Loved it too Meta, he spoke beautifully. I must stop ignoring those Linkedin email requests 😳

      • September 26, 2011 at 8:30 pm

        I have to confess I don’t really see the power of LinkedIn. It’s been around a long time and only just now starting to make it more like a social network in terms of chatting and bloggy stuff. So I don’t do much with their emails either!

        • 15 theo67
          September 26, 2011 at 9:04 pm

          It really is gaining a lot of power – mailing discussion topics, job postings – and networking really works on there. Much easier than sending your resume to headhunters every few months and trying to manage your own network. It’s actually a very useful tool, and more people are putting more info in their profiles, which really helps with introductions or looking for talented people.

      • September 26, 2011 at 9:16 pm

        In the last two weeks I actually got two invitations to join from two different friends. Of course I deleted them without even opening the second one. The thing is, Meta and Theo, with the way Chips keeps me hopping I wouldn’t have time for a social network. 😉

        • 18 theo67
          September 26, 2011 at 10:37 pm

          VC – it’s actually good to just keep accepting invitations from people who you trust, and especially from people with large networks. You never know when you might need those connections, and it’s easier to let it keep building by itself when you don’t need it, than to try and scramble and build a network when you do need it. Your connections continue to grow as the people you’re connected with get more connected. It’s not too much work.

          • September 26, 2011 at 11:54 pm

            I will think about this, Theo, thanks for explaining. I got turned off while perusing the first invitation because I HATE filling out forms, and they had the nerve to present a second set of boxes 😦 after I’d answered the first! Definitely a deal killer for me! 😉

  7. September 26, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I can’t believe I just saw a black lady (possibly a member of the CBC) say that PBO must have been caught up in the moment and went off script when he said what he said. I deleted Lawrence’s show immediately when I saw he would be discussing PBO’s statement.

    • September 26, 2011 at 9:09 pm

      Caught up in the moment or not, he said exactly the right thing. Some of us (like Waters, Cleaver and others) need to become more involved to the point where we don’t have time for all this criticism. IMO being caught up in the moment just means the emotion came from his heart, and therefore totally disputes the media’s usual claim that he is lacking in emotion/too calm. This poor man can never please them – good thing he isn’t trying to. He’s too ‘teleprompted’, too poised, too erudite, too condescending, too….now he’s too natural? Go stuff it, pundit-idiots! PBO, if you are listening, you’re just right for the majority of us!

      • September 26, 2011 at 9:14 pm

        We now know that Maxine Waters doesn’t have any houseshoes,by her admission. Maybe she is homeless too?

        • September 26, 2011 at 9:28 pm

          Frankly it is sounding more like it’s time she becomes House-less, as in leaving the Congress. She isn’t making any positive contributions to her state’s economy, she has abused her position ethically, and she is certainly undermining the message that needs to gain traction right now – Americans need jobs.

          Maxine, step aside.
          End your ride.
          When you cannot facilitate progress
          You need to leave the House of Congress.

  8. 24 nathkatun7
    September 26, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Thank you so much Chipsticks for posting this. And thank you for all the hard work you put in keeping us informed. I wish there was a way of sharing the President’s town hall presentations with the majority of Americans without going through the MSM filters.

  9. 25 theo67
    September 26, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    The reaction from the CBC and their sponsors is exactly why the President doesn’t listen to them when they try and dictate his actions. Yesterday: Get angry, show more passion, kick some butt, fight-fight-fight. Today: why is he so angry, he’s getting carried away with passion, who’s butt does he think he’s kicking, stop fighting.

    He just does what he’s got to do.

    • September 26, 2011 at 11:56 pm

      Exactly! We don’t have, or want a ‘romney’.

    • 27 Chi
      September 27, 2011 at 4:08 am

      Absolutely spot on Theo…

      President Obama can’t win for losing…

      Get angry, call them out…

      How dare you get cocky and elitist on us…

      How dare you speak out…dial back the anger…

      • 28 cuphalffull
        September 27, 2011 at 4:49 am

        One thing is becoming perfectly clear. The President creates a strong reaction in others. By now I take my cues from the way people respond to his ideas and his presentation. If a pundit or an elected official or even an acquaintance takes that position that no matter what he does he is at fault, I know more about that pundit or official or acquaintance. Now I know they are a power over person, that they don’t really hold convictions but just posture for others, and that they would never have someone’s back no matter what they say when the going got rough. This is saving me a lot of time. I dust off my shoes and move on to work with or for someone else. I don’t think this phenomenon is being recognized yet so no one is cagey yet but its a great litmus test. I see people using it here every day so I know I am not alone.

        • September 27, 2011 at 4:06 pm

          No, you’re not alone, CH. I’ve said more than once that this president cannot be ignored. He makes an impact on everyone and IMO those who instinctively react negatively have less than a ‘pure’ soul. Or, maybe the way you’ve said it, they’re not sincere. I’d based my conclusion primarily on the way babies and children react to him, but only yesterday Smartypants made me reconsider the way seniors react too.


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