Neighborhood residents wave to President Obama while he walks towards a private home holding a fundraiser for him in Atlanta, Georgia


President Obama leaves Chicago O’Hare International Airport en route to Atlanta


…. greeted by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport

Congressman John Lewis


….. walking towards a private home holding a fundraiser for him in Atlanta


PBO’s 8:25 ET speech at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta is listed in CNN’s live streaming schedule

203 Responses to “atlanta”

  1. March 16, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Evening TOD. Just off from work.

  2. 26 Elle in MI
    March 16, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Congrats on first

  3. 27 Judith Fardig
    March 16, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    What a whirlwind!

  4. March 16, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Ya’ll gotta read this article ABL posted about on BJ. It’s heartbreaking and shows the personal effects of these Republican legislators and their War on Women legislation.

    ‘We Have No Choice’: One Woman’s Ordeal with Texas’ New Sonogram Law

    • 29 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      March 16, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      As President Obama is enunciating in every speech, we are at a defining moment in our history of no less significance than 1776, 1861, 1932 or 1941. And, a central element is the obvious collusion of The Vatican, US Papists, Evangelicals and the Party of Koch & Norquist (aka GOP) fervent efforts to subjugate women and girls. It is no longer hyperbole to label these folk as American Taliban.


      • March 16, 2012 at 6:52 pm

        Frightening and just unbelievable, isn’t it?

        • 31 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
          March 16, 2012 at 7:19 pm

          It truly is, dotster.

          It is not hyperbole and the one aspect of it that makes our responsibility absolute is that they are telling us, not just in words but in their legislative deeds, that they are determined to erase rights for everyone except a very few wealthy white men.

          We’ve been warned. We will have zero excuses if this time next year President Obama is not in his 2nd term and the US Senate, House and as many State executive and legislative branches are not thoroughly purged of the Party of Koch & Norquist.


  5. 32 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 16, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Good afternoon/evening Chips & TOD …

    Intend to stay on this message:

    And, this message:

    Until we see abundant evidence that these societal diseases have been eradicated.


    • 33 hopefruit2
      March 16, 2012 at 6:30 pm


    • 34 GGail
      March 16, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      On behalf of women everywhere…..Thank You very much Bobfr!
      Your wife has got to be so very proud of you 🙂

      • 35 Mel
        March 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm

        Excellent, excellent BOB keep going we must NOT let Rush and company to get away the time is now!!!!

    • 36 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      March 16, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      Thank you hope, Gail and Mel.

      My life has been filled with amazing women – great grandmothers, grand mothers, aunts, my dear mom, my exceptional mother-in-law, my sisters, cousins, and countless colleagues – and, the love of my life, my wife.

      I stand with President Obama, VP Biden and so many men who realize we are truly facing a major threat to all women. We are going to prevail, period.


      • 37 GGail
        March 16, 2012 at 7:27 pm

        With continued vocal support from great men like you…..YES.WE.CAN!

        • 38 HZ
          March 16, 2012 at 7:37 pm

          Thank you, Bobfr. Your continued support and fierce fighting for all of us to PRESSON is shown in all that you do each day here and on Twitter. Thank you again.

          We would love to see more men come out and help deliver the message along with all of the women who are fighting for the very same amazing women that you speak of.

          You are standing up to honor and protect the very rights of each of these as you demonstrate your courage in your spoken words here and on Twitter. We are the women who say, “Thank you, Bobfr, and all of the wonderful men who are standing with us at this important time in our history in our country and across the world.HZ

    • 41 nathkatun7
      March 16, 2012 at 11:50 pm

      Bobfr, You are truly incredible! You are absolutely right. We cannot rest “until we see abundant evidence that these societal diseases have been eradicated.”

      All I can say is “PRESSON” righteous warrior!

  6. 42 vcprezofan2
    March 16, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Well, hello there, everyone! 😉 Late again! Still, It’s nice to arrive before the conversation is all over.

  7. 43 lisalovesobama
    March 16, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    1) David Ignatius said that OBL became very focused on PBO and on killing him because he felt PBO had turned the tables on him and OBL felt that he and PBO were going toe-to-toe, especially as PBO stopped calling it the “war on terrorism” and renamed it “The War on Alqaeda.” Because their name was besmirched, OBL wanted to rebrand and rename themselves something else.

    2) I didn’t realize that Clooney was in America doing the protest. Thought they were in Sudan. Hm. Okay, so ignore what I said earlier about PBO putting in a call to the Sudanese government.

    • 44 utaustinliberal
      March 16, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      OBL was quite stupid in his thought process. He thought if he got rid of PBO, America would be in trouble under VP Biden. Really???!!! VP Biden who was Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee? Didn’t he pay attention to the 2008 campaign? The moronic VP candidate he’s thinking of is Palin. And we already dodged that nuclear weapon. What a dumbass.

      • 45 hopefruit2
        March 16, 2012 at 6:49 pm

        Osama bin listening to our MSM and their nonstop drivel about Biden being a “gaffe machine.” Has no CLUE who Biden is – just like our stupid media and their Repub friends.

        I already feel sorry for Romney’s running mate. VP Biden was soft on Sister Sarah in 2008 and wiped the floor with her. He will NOT be that soft on someone like Mitch Daniels or Marco Rubio.

        • March 16, 2012 at 10:17 pm

          Hopefruit – I’m also awaiting the VP debate this time! The GOP have deluded themselves with their drivel, and they’ve underestimated both President Obama and VP Biden. The media wanted to crown Palin the winner last time because she avoided answering any questions. Well, the next person won’t get away so easily. They’ll see what 30 years of building up expertise in legislative matters, and being a true civil servant, really means. And then, there’s President Obama and the hurt he’ll unleash on one of these losers who thinks he can be President. I can barely wait!

      • 47 lisalovesobama
        March 16, 2012 at 6:56 pm

        so true. That psycho may have still been active but he was obviously off his rocker.
        ps- Rev Al talking about how Sistuh Moose is popping off her fool mouth about how PBO should be vetted, but how she was the least vetted VP in the history of American politics. She even said she wants to debate PBO. Rev Al having fun by showing clips of Game Change and the Katie C. interview with the Airhead from Wasilla.

    • 48 HZ
      March 16, 2012 at 7:27 pm

      Yes, Lisa, George Clooney has had a very busy week. He had just returned to the USA; then appeared before the Foreign Relations Committee; then that evening appeared at the WH at the dinner for PM Cameron, and met with Sec. of State, and POB about the issues in Sudan.

      His appearance before the FRC was very moving. It was on C-SPAN this week, so you might be able to catch it this weekend. I admire Mr. Clooney so much. He really does put his money, soul, and his life on the line for what he believes in. His concerns amongst many were that of starvation at this time because of the weather changing in Sudan shortly.

      We will lift him up in our thoughts, and prayers, and send him all of the great energy to be sustained doing what he believes in with all of his heart and his money. HZ

      • 49 GGail
        March 16, 2012 at 7:29 pm

        Hello HZ, how are you feeling?
        I had a great time last evening at the LA OFA grand opening. I thought of you.

        • 50 HZ
          March 16, 2012 at 7:46 pm

          Hi GGail. I am doing better today of all days. Doctors say that I had large amounts of meds. in my system, and that was one reason why I had difficulty during some phases of the test. I have this weekend to stay put, and do one small pre-procedure test before the procedure on Tues.

          I will keep doing what I must do. I try so hard to be strong and keep my energy in a place where I can meet the forces that be. However, I have been very blessed to have seen a very strong grandmother, grandfather, and mother weather the storms in their lives while I was a child, so I carry those memories and that stamia with me daily, plus my personal spiritual meditation of my faith to believe in the best of energy of strength, love, and grace to carry me through it all.

          GGail, I read your comments. Thanks for going and sharing. I am excited for all of us who are making this happen for millions of people in our nation and around the world. We Will Prevail in 2012. (((((((((Thank you for all that you do, GGail))))))))))HZ

          • 51 GGail
            March 16, 2012 at 7:50 pm

            Well, you give us a heads-up when you are feeling strong enough to tolerate the SoCal TOD gang and we will come to you and give you hugs in person.

      • 53 lisalovesobama
        March 16, 2012 at 7:33 pm

        Hey HZ!!! how are you doing today? So glad you decided to comment today, TOD is always a brighter place when you talk to us.

        • 54 HZ
          March 16, 2012 at 8:02 pm

          Hi my dear Lisa!!!!! (((((((((((((((((((Hugs to you for making me laugh)))))))))))). Lisa, I am going to keeping moving to the finish line. Thanks for asking. I get so much joy when I am here with my TOD Family.

          I got up early and went out on the patio and blew some much needed leaves off to their resting place, so I was a little weak afterwards, however, the doctor did give a tiny permission to move around and drink lots of water to get some of the medication that they used to perform some of the test this week. I am fine now.

          So after taking a shower, I decided to come to my haven, and my energy level is stable now. I am with those I love and care about.

          Lisa, how is Fred? Has anyone heard anything? Also let us keep our good thoughts going out for Besty for her father’s funeral.

          How is tnmtngirl and her mother. Anyone heard anything.

          What about Obama Grandmama. Is the surgery still on for the 19th? Send good thoughts out.

          Remember Dotster3’s daughter and hubby need for house to go through/good timing for them.

          How is Canuck Joyce Grandma doing. Any word lately?

          How is Quiet Observer dad doing? Good energy going out also.

          We are our brothers and sisters keepers. POB always reminds us of how we are to value and treat each other. So I am serious when I ask and I sincerely and humbly keep all of my TOD family in my thoughts and prayers.(((((((((((((((((I love you all back so much))))))))))HZ

          • 55 lisalovesobama
            March 16, 2012 at 8:11 pm

            Oh, HZ. You are lovely. Even though you have your own trials, your still concerned about others. I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Much, much love.

            • 56 HZ
              March 16, 2012 at 10:30 pm

              Lisa, I enjoy myself the joy of trying to keep others in my thoughts even though the journey for me might look a little bleak. However, when we hear about, read about, and even in some ways see how life is for so many people all over the world, I feel so bless to take part in a moment or moments of thinking of others. It makes the journey worth the travel in life. It is sweetness to the soul.HZ

  8. March 16, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Hah! Rev Al did a parody video of Ryan’s budget video. He ends it holding blueberry pie and says something like, I know who to give this to. OMG, I’m still LOLing!!!

    • 58 Don
      March 16, 2012 at 6:36 pm

      It was the bomb cookemom!

    • 59 Linda
      March 16, 2012 at 6:37 pm

      It was Great !

      • 60 HZ
        March 16, 2012 at 8:18 pm

        Oh, Linda, cookemon, and Don that was great by Rev. Al. We need to keep showing Rev. Al some love because he does not play around. We need his voice bringing before the people the facts. I am so grateful for him, and I keep him in my prayer and meditation time daily.

        Let us always remember to lift up POB, VPBiden, FLOTUS, and Dr. Biden and All of their staff members and the entire Administration.

        I try to take a good couple of hours(I have the time, but some of us do not, so we must do where others cannot) each week and spend time in prayer and meditation, readings, crying, yes, crying and singing, playing music, and playing my piano during my quiet times lifting up in specific supplications for POB and the Administration.

        This is very important for POB because all those who speak about “their religion” do not show us the truth of what their Bible tells them. I am not judging, Matt. 7, but I am so sick of the ‘crazy people ‘who are running for the highest office in the land, talking’ trash ‘about God. You know, God has to be mighty upset when some of this crazy and ugly and just plain lying goes out into the space of beautiful, fair, just, decent, and humble people who practice His love in their deeds daily.

        I try so hard to remember to respect each person’s personal spiritual journey and Chips beautiful site, so I hope that I will never step out of bounds with my dear TOD Family here. So please hold me accountable. I love and respect each of you too much to do such. But I love meditating, praying in my good and quiet energy space for my brothers and sisters here as well as for our wonderful President.HZ

        • March 16, 2012 at 9:48 pm

          Hello sweet HZ, Thanks for remembering and asking about my mother. She is doing okay under the circumstances. Bringing in hospice has helped her a lot. She is getting more and better care, not just from hospice, but from the folks at her assisted living. She seems less agitated and in a better mood. It has taken some stress and worry off me too since I know she is getting better care. We are seeing more visible signs of CHF….dry cough, fluid build up even in her hand, tires very easily and sleeps more. That is all to be expected. As long as she is comfortable and content and has little or no pain, I can get through this easier.

          I wil be praying for you this next week. May God give you peace and strength. ((((((HUGS))))))

          • 62 HZ
            March 16, 2012 at 10:38 pm

            Hello to you dear one. Tnmtngirl, I am grateful to hear that you have hospice care to help in your situation. I have great respect for those who choose Hopsice Care as their calling. It helps the family in times of great need of support in very difficult times.

            My thoughts will be with you continiously, and I can understand your comfort level now that your precious mother is progressing very nicely. Yes, as long as she is comfortable and content and is without little or no pain are all reassuring signs of things being a little lighter for you to bear.

            Keep your faith in a peaceful state, and know that I will keep my prayers going forth for you and your precious mother. ((((((((Hugs)))))))HZ

    • 63 anniebella
      March 16, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      Paul Ryan and the Republicans are full of alot of bullsh*t. It was on Ed show who show what Presidents spent the most, and they weren’t Democrats. It seem when Democrats are in office the Republicans hollow about the debt, but when Republicans are in office all they do is spend for the rich. Another sign of their hypocrisy.

  9. 64 Don
    March 16, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    If any of you get the chance, David Ignatius of the Washington Post has a very interesting article about Osama bin Laden’s plot against President Obama.

  10. March 16, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    The picture above I remember in 2008 there was a video of it and the female reporters on the plane were going bonkers~

    • 68 collegekay
      March 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm

      the video is on youtube… it’s called “obama erection” (don’t shoot the messenger lol) and the women were giggling and telling the folks in the front to move and sit down so they can see him….

  11. 69 lisalovesobama
    March 16, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I can’t wait for the debate where Willard says: “I was a part of the private sector. I know about the economy and jobs.” To which PBO will reply: “Well, Willard, I’ll take my 4 million jobs created in 2 years over your 47th out of 50th state in terms of job creation over 4 years while you were governor of Mass.” :Special PBO smile:

  12. March 16, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    What’s for dinner, TODville? Ah, I see: Atlanta!!

  13. 72 hopefruit2
    March 16, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I love my President.

  14. March 16, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Neighborhood residents wave to U.S. President Barack Obama while he walks towards a private home holding a fundraiser for him in Atlanta, Georgia, March 16

    • March 16, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      I wonder if he even got a chance to ride by his home in Chicago before he had to leave for Hotlanta? Probably not, it takes quite a bit to prepare for his visits home. It’s in a densely populated area, not some sprawling ranch right out of central casting, provided for aesthetics,.

    • 76 hopefruit2
      March 16, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      Enthusiasm gap!

      Andrea Mitchell told me so…

    • March 16, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      Just hanging out in the neighborhood!!

  15. March 16, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I love ATL who knows if I ever hear back from CDC I may soon be living there. If I don’t hear from CDC, I might still move there.

    ATL just seems like the place to be for the single, black, grown & sexy female set of which I am…lol.

    • 79 Liberal Librarian
      March 16, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      Just please please please don’t audition for Housewives of Atlanta!

      (I know, you’re not a housewife, but still. God, I hate reality shows.)

    • 80 GGail
      March 16, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      Gurl, you better check the statistics in hotLanta. There are more of you than there are qualified men… 🙂

      • March 16, 2012 at 7:06 pm

        girl don’t I know it. ATL just also happens to be the unofficial “black gay capitol of the US”. I swear it seems like there are more gay men in ATL per capita than ladies. Still, my BFF is Latino and gay, so I would totally be comfortable being in that type of environment.

        But unless it’s changed, I do remember reading somewhere that ATL has the highest number of AA who are homeowners in the country. I’m not sure if that’s still the case though, but it’s still gotta be in the top 10.

        • 82 GGail
          March 16, 2012 at 7:09 pm

          well, if you are going with your eyes open and your toys at the ready, then I say bon voyage. 😀

          • March 16, 2012 at 7:12 pm

            ha. thx.

            it would be great if I actually got the job at CDS, then I’d have the job of my dreams and I’d live in a city that I could come to love, plus it’s a shorter trip to NOLA than DFW (6 hours, but still 6hour is less than the usual 8 from DFW)

          • 85 lisalovesobama
            March 16, 2012 at 7:16 pm

            “and your toys at the ready”
            ————- say whaaaaaaat GGail?????????!!!!!!! ******ahem******** my water went down wrong. I’m hacking up a lung.
            ps-Lamh, 1) yep there are more of you than them in the ATL and 2) some of them may be on the downlow and as much as I love gay men, I like my gay men gay and my straight men straight and my bi-men honest about it.

    • March 16, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      Hotlanta is great, except for—–the TRAFFIC PROBLEM!!! It’s the nightmare of nightmares. No matter when, no matter day or time of day, we always come to a complete and lengthy stop driving through there—-6 lanes—-total stop—-and then creeping inch by inch as we slowwwwwwwwwly crawl through there. City planners need to start over with their people moving plan. This current plan is a total FAILURE.
      The only thing that kept me sane during our recent crawl through there was waving to and clapping for everyone who had an Obama sticker on their car—-got a few smiles and waves from the stressed out drivers, lightened their mood and drive a little bit. Everyone—-well almost everyone—-is in a BMW though, so there’s that. 🙂

    • 90 Liberal Librarian
      March 16, 2012 at 6:56 pm

      That was fascinating. The things that will come out of the bin Laden cache should make for interesting reading.

    • March 16, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      I love what OBL’s media adviser said about where to release the planned video for the anniversary of 9/11:
      “It should be sent for example to ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN and maybe PBS and VOA. As for Fox News let her die in her anger,” Gadahn wrote. At another point, he said of the networks: “From a professional point of view, they are all on one level — except [Fox News] channel, which falls into the abyss as you know, and lacks objectivity, too.”

    • 93 Cha
      March 16, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      Thank you, lisa..that was fascinating. It had almost 4,000 comments about it! PBO got rid of the CEO of Al Qaeda Terrorism.

  16. 94 utaustinliberal
    March 16, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Why is the song “Welcome to Atlanta” by Ludacris playing over and over in my head?

  17. 102 elo4obama/biden
    March 16, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Must see Rev Al spoofing the spooky Paul Ryan BS drama vid. He even picked up a blueberry pie for him. A must see when it posts. I’m sure Chips will be bringing this one to us. Ya know I can’t wait to see his little tunnel vision budget plan. I think it will finish off the pubs for this election cycle! They need to bring it on- culture war, kill off women’s progress and endanger our health, tick off all so many groups of folks. The ast thing they’ll have to worry about is losing the hispanic vote. Go after the senior crowd. Oh boy! It’s on.

    obama/biden 2012 and O’Malley/? 2016

    This will finish off the house and the president will carry many on his coat tail, but this will really get folks mad and voting them OUT!

    (re-post from last link, WoW! you guys are fast)

  18. 104 debbyeOh
    March 16, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Hey TOD family! Looks like Hotlanta is giving our President a hot welcome! And to quote Keith O, “that woman (Palin) is an idiot!”! Good grief I wish she’d go away! Moving on…enjoy Atlanta, Mr President!

  19. 105 Brit
    March 16, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    This actor has pics of inside the TPS. https://twitter.com/#!/kentfaulcon

  20. 106 ctgirl7
    March 16, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    So cute!

  21. 107 elo4obama/biden
    March 16, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Sista Sara, grifter, charlatan! She’s calling for a vetting or full investigation of PBO. She got gall!

  22. March 16, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    What a dumb move by Ryan. Why would he put out a budget this close to the election? No matter what’s in it, his opposition has time to tear it to shreds. Heck, some in his own party won’t publically support it, if they’re up for re-election. Also too, what he’s saying is that his previous much acclaimed budget was a disaster and he’s abandoning it. Also also too too, his video looks like a audition tape for his next step up in the GNOPE hierarchy. Good luck Speaker Boenhead, now you have to look over both shoulders…one for Can’tor and the other for Lyin’ Ryan.

    • 111 elo4obama/biden
      March 16, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      It’s a sweet, sweet gift. I just really do not understand the republican plan to win anything this year. Voter supression, , and out and out theft ( bad machines and lost votes, bad machine allocation, fraudulent disqualifaction for voting will only take you soooo far. I’m not taking anything for granted but dang! I thought we’d have to remind folks of their plans for SS, and medicare but they are!

    • 112 lisalovesobama
      March 16, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      Him and Willard sound like a matched pair. Asses. Maybe he thinks this is a way to gain attention and maybe be on the ticket or be influential in a —Heaven forfend—Willard Administration. 🙄 Asswipe.
      ps- didn’t Willard endorse The Serial Killer’s budget shit/Medicare/Mediacaid Overhaul recently?

    • March 16, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      I only heard it on the radio, and I thought he sounded like a muppet.

  23. 114 hopefruit2
    March 16, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    HEADLINE: Obama Campaign: New Documentary Breaks Traffic Record

    // Still, Obama’s campaign is quite adept at getting people to watch their videos. While Newt Gingrich leads Obama’s potential rivals on YouTube, with about 10 million views total, Obama has racked up 174 million views. They range from the short and goofy—a clip of Obama dancing on Ellen has over 10 million views—to long and serious, like the famous campaign speech on race, which drew about 7 million (and millions more from uploads by others). The new documentary is signficant because, unlike those examples, it proposes a storyline that is not otherwise prevalent in the news or public conversations.//


  24. 115 lisalovesobama
    March 16, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    O/T: I’m watching the Shahs of Sunset on Bravo and one of the women said that one of her dogs voted in the last election!!!!!! hahahahahahhaahahahhahhahahahahhaha!!! I am dying! Maybe this is the voting fraud the repugs are talking about? hahahahhahahhaha!!
    😆 crazy!

    • March 16, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      Alright, you’ve peaked my interest. I”m watching now.

    • March 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      Ok, that whole scene in the restaurant where the Kim K wanna be called the other chick “Ghetto” and then that chick told her off about her daddy bankrolling her life, is the reason why I don’t like to watch these shows. I am soo not a fan of the “queen bitch” phenom of reality shows.

      Cause guess what, if it was me (and it kinda it, I am from the “ghetto”) I woud not have backed down from that bish at all. Homegril would have gotten to hear the spoken word beatdown I like to hit chicks like her with who thinks they are better than me cause they lived a more “charmed” life.


      • 120 lisalovesobama
        March 16, 2012 at 8:07 pm

        i know! she’s horrible! can you believe being 30 and the only paycheck you get is from Daddy? WTH? 🙄 She’s a bit too privileged for my tastes. At least Kim K ‘works’ — and even that’s dubious— to earn a living.

    • March 16, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      ok, lisalovesobama.

      I’m done with this show. I’m not a fan of the treatment of the girl Asa by all of em. The gay guy’s only redeeming quality is that he is out and proud other than that he’s an ass.

      And I really don’t like the Queen bish chick.

      • 122 lisalovesobama
        March 16, 2012 at 8:04 pm

        hahahahhahahaha! this is the first time I’m watching the show. They are selfish, materialistic airheads, but if I come up on another episode while channel surfing, I’ll hold my nose and watch! 😉

  25. March 16, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I live 165 miles southeast of Atlanta- just as well be on the moon. (Sigh) Boy, do I wish I was that little girl!

    • 125 Linda
      March 16, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      eve… I am just outside the perimeter and did not dare try to get their at 5:30 on a Friday….

      It used to take me 45 minutes to drive 9 miles when I worked in the city……

      • March 16, 2012 at 7:23 pm

        Linda, when I visit my sons in Doraville and Lawrenceville, I-285 and I-85 are always congested-doesn’t matter the time of day. I would have braved it today if I could have attended any one of these events.

        • 127 GGail
          March 16, 2012 at 7:35 pm

          eve, I feel your pain. Going from Carrollton to Lawrenceville, I almost want to stop at a Red Roof Inn for a nap! LOL!!!!

  26. 128 hopefruit2
    March 16, 2012 at 7:15 pm

  27. March 16, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Okay, I’ve got to ask it: What is it about this man,PBO, that makes you give money you don’t have, spend countless hours watching everything that pertains to him, biting your nails down to the bloody flesh when he’s in trouble, praying like never before…..What Is It?

    It’s not idol worship, at least I hope not. But what is it that makes him so doggone compelling? Am I the only one that wonders about this?

    Michelle has the same effect, in her own way. Even the dog, Bo, has something going on.

    Your article was, well…gorgeous. That’s the way I would describe the writing. Just gorgeous.

    • 134 Linda
      March 16, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      I feel the same….

      This is the first year I have had to file for an extension for our business taxes.. Our business was formed in 1986. I am totally lost in Obama fever….my kids threaten an intervention…

      • March 16, 2012 at 7:40 pm

        My kids have accepted that Mama is going to be a little nuts for quite a while. I’ve waited too long for this day to be anything but a little nutty and extremely grateful that I lived to see this day. I keep him in my prayers because pressure is heavy even when its coming from the high expectations of fans. He needs our prayers, probably more than our cheers.

      • 136 Ahero62
        March 16, 2012 at 7:40 pm

        Wow, you asked the same questions I’ve been asking! Thank you for putting it so eloquently!

      • March 16, 2012 at 10:42 pm

        You’ll be singing that song from Amy Winehouse – “they’re trying to make me go to rehab, and I say, ‘no, no, no'”.

    • 138 Pamela
      March 16, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      Eveingeorgia, not sure there is a coherent answer to this. Even before I had seen a photo of BHO, or heard anything about him, as soon as I heard he was THINKING of announcing (07) a run for the WH, I intuitively KNEW he was going to be the next POTUS. I remember the moment I understood his background, being of mixed bloodlines, that was it for me. I have my first thought firmly in my brain to this day:
      “He IS the story of America”. Well, then I checked him out, saw the beauty in him; later I heard him speak, that was it for me. I haven’t been this unswerving about anything in my life, well, since the Beatles! So, who cares if I go broke, things will sort themselves out down the road. Meantime, no matter what, we must get this man to the WH, and KEEP him there. The whole world depends on it, somehow. And, I can’t even get started on FLOTUS, all I can say is God Bless and Keep Her for loving him and helping him with his work.

    • 139 PALS
      March 16, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      What has made our Pres”O”dent so compelling was eloquently stated by PM David Cameron:

      But there are three things about Barack that really stand out for me: strength, moral authority, and wisdom.

      Strength, because Barack has been strong when required to defend his national interests.
      Moral authority, because Barack understands that the means matter every bit as much as the ends
      Wisdom, because Barack has not rushed into picking fights, but is steward of America’s resources of hard and soft power.

      But all I can say is that it is a pleasure to work with someone with moral strength, with clear reason, and with fundamental decency in this task of renewing our great national alliance for today and for the generations to follow.

      And with that, I propose a toast to our wonderful Pres”O”dent!

  28. 140 Liberal Librarian
    March 16, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    It’s just shocking—SHOCKING, I say—at how detested this President is. I have yet to see a picture of wildly waving… adulating… adoring… crowds… Oh, erm.

    Well, good luck, Willard. At least you won’t have to earn a paycheck once you lose in November.

  29. 144 vcprezofan2
    March 16, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    O/T Since I’m no longer up to date on TOD I’m not sure if this was previously shared, or if there’s any interest in knowing that the whistle blowers on the foreclosure scam got some compensation


  30. March 16, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I love President Obama’s joyful, diverse crowds!

  31. 148 Dudette
    March 16, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Hi Family! Lots of excitement here in Atlanta over the President’s visit today! 🙂
    I’m crazy swamped at work, but thought I’d pop in and share these short 3 short local videos on WSB-TV’s website:


    1-Motorcade rolling through Midtown
    2-Neighbors react to President’s visit
    3-Woman and her daughter got to meet PBO

    Will catch up with y’all later!

  32. 152 NurseShar
    March 16, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I’m coming out of lurkdom to say how much Iove this site!

  33. 158 defytheodds
    March 16, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    From Brit post above

    • 159 defytheodds
      March 16, 2012 at 7:36 pm
    • 162 GGail
      March 16, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      Times have changed in Georgia since 2008.

      I have to sadly report that the majority of my cousins were leaning heavily towards Hiliary. And I can’t tell you how many times I had family meetings getting them to see the facts and to let go of the old preconceived belief that “white is right”.

      This year is much much different. They see “the light” 🙂

      • March 16, 2012 at 9:23 pm

        Tell the Hillary will soon be playing a big part on the world stage. She will be the woman to organize the women leaders of the world,
        and the women will be a rainbow so they will do well to listen to you and get with the program.

    • March 16, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      How do you get the photo to embed with the tweet? Mine never seem to work.

    • March 16, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      The guy on the far left in the group picture is Rep Sanford Bishop. A college mate of mine. He was at Morehouse while I was at Spelman.

      Looking at how well these guys have done, makes me wish I could live my life over.

      • March 16, 2012 at 7:57 pm

        i was this close —–> _ <—– to going to Spelman or Clark Atlanta, but I couldn't afford the out of state fees without a scholarship, so I had to say no. I would have loved to go though

      • 170 Dudette
        March 16, 2012 at 7:59 pm

        Yep! All the Geogia Congressional Democrats met him at the plane, except Jonn Barrow. Maybe he’ll be at one of the events tonight.

        Not 100% positive, but I think the guy who’s hand PBO shook at 1:30 is Mike Berlon, head of Georgia Democrats.

        Btw, Governor Nathan Deal (the worthless fart) is not there, but then this is a campaign trip, not an official presidential visit, so it’s appropriate that he stay away.

      • 171 EDP4BHO
        March 16, 2012 at 9:31 pm

        eveingeorgia, I wish I could live my life over as well. I spent 4 fine days at Spelman, left the day before registration. Stupid, stupidest move I ever made and regret it tearfully today. Oh, the beauty of experience and wisdom.

    • March 16, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      PBO seems to be walking on air these days. Swagger on 10,000. Nice to see Rep. Lewis looking strong. I know Atlanta must be rockin’ tonight!

  34. 174 symmetry11
    March 16, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Is there a live stream link for the fundraiser tonight?

  35. March 16, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    @Liberal Libearian

    I think you missed this:

    Your article was, well…gorgeous. That’s the way I would describe the writing. Just gorgeous.

  36. 184 Dudette
    March 16, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Background video

    Turns out the super VIP soiree will be at Tyler Perry’s John’s Creek home — the REALLY big one north of Atlanta.There’s an aerial shot of the home in this video. 🙂

    Nothing but the best for PBO baby!

  37. 187 mtmarilyn
    March 16, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Finally trying to catch up. It’s really hard when so much is happening on days when I have no time to be on TOD, just some quick checks. I love to read everyone’s comments.

    What I love about twitter is I can read and retweet on my droid very quickly. Thanks for everyone who keeps encouraging us all to get on twitter. I was very slow but now I love it.

    Now back to do some catching up before the President speaks.

  38. March 16, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    First lady Michelle Obama is greeted by Minnesota military and family members as she arrives at the Minnesota Air National Guard base, home of the 133rd Airlift Wing, Friday, March 16, 2012, in St. Paul, Minn.

    First Lady Michelle Obama comforts Tracy Clark during a roundtable discussion at the Minnesota Air National Guard base…. Clark lost her son, Army Pfc. Ryane G. Clark, while he was serving in Afghanistan in 2010.

  39. 189 Linda
    March 16, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    President Obama lost Georgia by only 5% in 2008. Maybe ??????

    • 190 Dudette
      March 16, 2012 at 8:02 pm

      We’re gonna need to send up some extra fervent prayers for that one. But oh wouldn’t it be GLORIOUS if he won Georgia?!!!

  40. 191 globalcitizenlinda
    March 16, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Allow me to say: thank you very much Atlanta for rolling out a very happy welcoming mat for President Obama!!! The sheer exstacy on the people’s faces is very heartwarming given the fact that just a few days ago, Georgia choose to vote to the delusional and cheating leroy

  41. March 16, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Awww—-too bad. One of Obama’s Final 4 teams—–Mo.—–lost in an upset today to Norfolk St. Messed up his brackets—–and a lot of others too.

  42. 196 hopefruit2
    March 16, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Something tells me that that crowd tonight is going to be ON FIRE!

  43. 197 itgurl_29
    March 16, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    My old city, Atlanta. A little blue haven inside a hateful red inferno. So many Obama stickers on cars and Obama signs in yards in Atlanta.

  44. March 16, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Ed has breaking news on WH announcement re birth control—–colleges must cover birth control for students.

  45. 200 Dudette
    March 16, 2012 at 8:03 pm


    Poll: Obama Even with GOP Candidates in Georgia

  46. March 16, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    The Sierra Club’s deputy press secretary, Trey Pollard, answered Gingrich this afternoon in a press release with the provocative title, “Newt Spurns Another Ex”:

    Yesterday in Illinois, as part of a desperate bid to revive his failing Presidential campaign, former Sierra Club member Newt Gingrich referenced President Barack Obama and the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, declaring “Obama represents the flat earth, Sierra Club society.” The Sierra Club released the following statement in response:

    “While Gingrich was once a Sierra Club member, apparently he’s had a change of heart. Now, he’s recklessly running into the arms of big oil. His flip-flopping is really not that surprising, though. Newt’s history shows he’s willing to turn his back on anyone or anything for the sake of political expediency and personal convenience.” said Tony Cani, Sierra Club’s National Political Director. “And, for the record, the official position of the Sierra Club is that the Earth is, in fact, round.”

    A few years before running for President and authoring a book called Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less, Gingrich derided drilling as a “quick-fix”, authored a book called A Contract with the Earth and claimed he was a committed “conservationist.”

  47. 202 lovingandlaughing
    March 16, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Oh the pics above of POB in crowds of people make me feel so nervous for his safety.

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