“I am so sorry about AMK’s jokes, Barack”

Indian PM Manmohan Singh speaks with President Obama in the Oval Office, September 27


Chat away!

125 Responses to ““I am so sorry about AMK’s jokes, Barack””

  1. 1 utaustinliberal
    September 27, 2013 at 10:11 pm


    • September 27, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      And I’m completely certain that’s what he said, UT!

      • 3 vcprezofan2
        September 27, 2013 at 10:18 pm

        It matches perfectly with his facial expression, his hands reaching out for absolution, his body position …. You better go to bed early, Chips. Maybe by our tomorrow Amk will have forgotten to settle with you.

        • September 27, 2013 at 10:20 pm

          😆 He’ll be up in the air (literally, for once) the next day-ish or two VC, so he’ll be too bleary-eyed-ish to see the post!

          • 5 vcprezofan2
            September 27, 2013 at 10:35 pm

            Aaaaaw. I see. When the cat’s away up in the air, the BT plays the courage card.

            Of course, that also explains why you have been making the print smaller and smaller – bleary eyes + almost non-existent print = win-win 4 CC. I get it now! 😛

  2. 6 Allison
    September 27, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Fantastic day!

  3. 7 vcprezofan2
    September 27, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Well, at least I got here before you know who! 😀 I think.

    • September 27, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      I’m loving this VC v Japa war!!!! 😆

      • 9 vcprezofan2
        September 27, 2013 at 10:22 pm

        Well now, don’t go pouring on an accelerant by using such incendiary language. Japa and I are just greeting each other when we cross new thresholds. Right, Japa?

        (*HE* started it!)

        • 10 japa21
          September 27, 2013 at 10:30 pm

          Right, I think. And what do you mean I started it. You were the one who tripped me in your rush and sprained my ankle. I only shoved you a little and bruised your…ah…shoulder.

          • 11 vcprezofan2
            September 27, 2013 at 10:57 pm

            😳 O my gosh, you are right! I forgot all about fumbling over your foot weeks some time ago! I do apologize, Japa. I didn’t mean to hurt you, but I really hadn’t seen you. I was blinded by the trophy atop the podium. I really am sorry. Here, you can have the next trophy, I won’t even enter the race.

            BTW, don’t tell me your ankle hasn’t healed up thoroughly after all this time! My …ah…shoulder is just fine. Well, it does look a bit …. out of joint, but it isn’t painful or anything. I’m willing to lay down arms before we hurt each other any more. I say let’s kill the off-season fun for certain war lovers, forcing them back to watch football games.

  4. 12 utaustinliberal
    September 27, 2013 at 10:16 pm

  5. September 27, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Irrfran Kahn……….. also unimpressed with AMK’s * lack of creativity*

  6. September 27, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    I guess I should have hit refresh before I posted my comment on the last thread….bringing this over…

    I’ve been playing catch up today and am jubilant about all the news from today. While the GOP and MSM have been stuck on stupid, President Obama and his administration have been moving forward and working to bring about positive change.

    It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life….and I’m feeling good!!!! 😀

  7. 20 Dudette
    September 27, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    ROFL!!! Love this post!!!! 😀

  8. September 27, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Take a minute to read this NYT Op-ed from KY Gov. Beshear. It is the most cogent, articulate, and thorough reason why states should enroll in ACA .

    • 22 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      September 27, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      Wow! That’s great. Had to give him some love on twitter.

      • September 27, 2013 at 11:45 pm

        Something else…….. All you ever hear about is the “Turtle” McConnell and “Stand with Rand” Paul. I don’t know if you remember this, but Gov. Beshear (I believe the first Gov in the country) to get his legislature to pass a bill… allowing returning Vet’s to transfer their medical training in the military… to domestic licenses. This was a project spearheaded by Mrs. Obama, Dr. Biden, and Joining Forces.

        • 24 Walking_on_ Sunshine
          September 27, 2013 at 11:57 pm

          I did not know Gov. Beshear was the first LP, though I did know about the training forces project to get military training and qualifications transferred to civilian life. (I knew about that thanks to The Obama Diary). It’s always the negativity that gets the most attention, unfortunately. But today is a good day and I feel HOPE rising strong! There’s a good feeling in the air.

  9. 25 Dudette
    September 27, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Our team is just busting out the diplomacy stuff all over the place

  10. September 27, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Watch and learn people…… this is the definition of consistency. President Obama: circa 2007 vs. Hillary Clinton

    In the immortal words of Bobfr #trustbarack

  11. September 27, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Amk is gonna be vewy vewy mad when he wakes up. I’m off to bed. Don’t wanna see the showdown between Amk & Chips 😆

    • 39 vcprezofan2
      September 27, 2013 at 11:51 pm

      Where did you find this, Dudette? You definitely have radar for real [reel 😉 ] stuff! I almost missed the very important message here because monsters movies/cartoons usually give me nightmares. This one is sure worth retweeting, gurl.

  12. September 27, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Khodahafez is a Persian-language expression that’s used to say goodbye. It’s sometimes written as two words: “khoda hafez” and literally translates as “God be with you.”

    …In fact, it’s a point of contention in the Islamic world. The Persians tend to say “Khoda Hafez” and [for] lots of people, it’s the standard slang. But the hard line Sunnis now say “Allah Hafez,” because they don’t like the Persian word “Khoda,” which is “God.” But that’s inside baseball. The vast majority of Persians are followers of Shiite Islam, as opposed to Sunni Islam.

  13. 43 Dudette
    September 27, 2013 at 10:45 pm

  14. 44 Dudette
    September 27, 2013 at 10:46 pm

  15. 47 Dudette
    September 27, 2013 at 10:46 pm

  16. 48 Dudette
    September 27, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    • September 27, 2013 at 11:13 pm

      Thanks to red state governors (and SCOTUS) and their attempt to obstruct the implementation of Obamacare, millions may be deprived of health insurance…


      “Health Insurance “Coverage Gap” Coming to a Red State Near You”



      In 21 states that won’t expand Medicaid eligibility, roughly 5.5 million people with incomes below the poverty line could fall into the ‘coverage gap,’ meaning they earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to get tax credits to help buy health coverage on the insurance marketplace.

      Thanks to the GOP’s rejection of Medicaid expansion, 1.3 million people in Texas, 1 million in Florida, 534,000 in Georgia and 267,000 in Missouri will be ensnared in the coverage gap.

      • 50 Dudette
        September 27, 2013 at 11:23 pm

        Yep, Georgia is one of them. I pray with every fiber in my being that we rise up and unseat the corrupt state government and elect people who actually believe in building strong communities and serving the people, rather than lining their own pockets and some of their cronies.

  17. September 27, 2013 at 10:48 pm

  18. 53 Dudette
    September 27, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Wow! What a day!

  19. September 27, 2013 at 10:51 pm

  20. 58 Dudette
    September 27, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Aww sookie, sookie now! 🙂

  21. September 27, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Chips, Any movement toward fixing the font so it works on iPhone? I went to our Truman Day dinner tonight and afterwards (while traffic cleared out), I sat in my car and tried to catch up on TOD. It is close to impossible for me to read TOD on my iPhone…..takes so long so is too frustrating to bother. 😦

    BTW, GREAT turn out for the dinner. Rep. Steve Cohen (Memphis) spoke. He was SO funny and, of course, funny at times. He did share this from earlier today: He, another Dem rep and a Republican rep were talking and here’s the direct quote he shared from the Republican: “Nancy Pelosi truly cared and cares about policy. John Boehner only cares about politics.” He said many of the R’s are so frustrated and none of them that he talks to have any idea what is going on. What a holy mess!!!!!!!!!

  22. 60 globalcitizenlinda
    September 27, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Ms. Chips,

    waited for AMK to go to bed then you “eavesdrop” of the Oval Office conversation! at least the fact that he is travelling may “save” you!

    I will be sitting back and patiently waiting for the rebuttal

  23. 61 Dudette
    September 27, 2013 at 10:58 pm

  24. 62 carolyn
    September 27, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Bob, when I read your tweet…..No bombs, No dead Americans, UN agreement on Syria CW, rapprochement with Iran…..I cried. I have lived a long time, and have seen so much heartbreak and destruction, to see these positive world events, fills me with such deep joy, that all I can do is cry. In my 73 years……this man is the best.
    I do believe, as I said in an earlier post, quoting from the Book of Esther in the Hebrew O.T. “He has come to the kingdom for such a time as this.”

    • 63 jacquelineoboomer
      September 27, 2013 at 11:26 pm

      Let them say we lived in the time of Obama.

    • 64 nathkatun7
      September 27, 2013 at 11:49 pm

      “In my 73 years……this man is the best.”

      Carolyn, I am just six years younger than you, but I too consider President Obama the best President in my lifetime. Just imagine what more he could have accomplished if didn’t have to deal with a hostile and deranged opposition party, a hostile and unethical mainstream media, and the constant bashing from the “holier than thou,” so called liberal progressives.

  25. 66 globalcitizenlinda
    September 27, 2013 at 11:00 pm

  26. 67 Dudette
    September 27, 2013 at 11:00 pm

  27. 68 Dudette
    September 27, 2013 at 11:07 pm

  28. 69 Ladyhawke
    September 27, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    David Waldman ‏@KagroX 6h


    Congress haz sad that guy not in Congress hasn’t called them to talk about how Congress should handle Congress’s business.


    • 70 jacquelineoboomer
      September 27, 2013 at 11:28 pm

      Me no likey Congress (well, at least, the House). Won’t like it again until Nancy Smash gets back her gavel.

  29. 71 yardarm756
    September 27, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    To ALL my TOD mates. TY for your kindness. It was truly humbling. This is for you.

    • 72 jacquelineoboomer
      September 27, 2013 at 11:49 pm

      Two gifts! Yardarm shows up and THAT SINGER! (Ha – glad I finally made it to the latest post.)

      Evenin’, Sailor. Everybody’s been askin’ about ya.

    • September 27, 2013 at 11:53 pm

      Yay Yardarm, you’re back.Happy happy!

    • 74 amk for obama
      September 28, 2013 at 12:01 am

      How did the test go, dude?

    • 76 Dudette
      September 28, 2013 at 12:12 am

      Hiya Sailor! Good to see ya!
      Thanks for the beautiful song. Her voice is amazing!

    • 77 nathkatun7
      September 28, 2013 at 12:14 am

      Sometimes the best way to understand people is through the company they keep. Based on the music company you keep, dear brother Yardarm, you are an incredible human being! Thank you so much for sharing with us, as you always do, that amazing, incredibly talented, young lady, Ashley Williams. Sending you prayers and positive thoughts!

      • 78 Dudette
        September 28, 2013 at 12:42 am

        Beautiful put, nathi!

        • 79 Dudette
          September 28, 2013 at 12:51 am

          😳 beautifully put… 🙂 🙄

          • 80 nathkatun7
            September 28, 2013 at 2:22 am

            Thank you Dudette! I just don’t say it often, but I love and value the variety of music that you, our beloved sailor, Yardarm, and others, share on this, already incredible, blog. I am a strong believer in the healing power of music and song. I am absolutely certain that it was music/song, comedy and faith that enabled enslaved Africans to endure, and ultimately transcend, the dehumanizing brutality of slavery and racism. Brother Yardarm’s love for humor and music, which he shares with us at TOD all the time, always remind me of what is important in life. Even as the politics and economics may look bleak, we must alway find time for song, laughter, love and family.

            As always, brother Yardarm, despite the health difficulties he is going through, still values the importance of music/song, humor and love. I deeply thank him for sharing the singing of the talented Ashley Williams. Ms. Williams truly exemplifies the human ability to transcend pain and suffering by focusing on love.

            Thank you too, Dudette, for always spreading love, laughter and joy at TOD!

            • 81 Dudette
              September 28, 2013 at 10:16 am

              nath, I couldn’t agree with you more about the power of music. I’m grateful to Chips for giving us this forum to share with and learn from each other. You and Yardarm make this place a home for so many. Thank you.

    • 82 Dakota
      September 28, 2013 at 12:24 am

      Hey Sailor! Hope all is well with you darlin’.

    • September 28, 2013 at 2:43 am

      Before I get some rest I just wanted to thank you for your generous spirit, your exceptional gifts of music and humor and your dedication to our President, dear Sailor. Wishing you a speedy return to good health.

      #FORWARD Together

    • 84 99ts
      September 28, 2013 at 5:44 am

      So pleased to see your post – take care of you

    • September 28, 2013 at 7:17 am

      Yardarm, I am very happy to see a comment from you. Your comments usually inspire, motivate, teach a moral lesson, or entertained. And this time was no different….thanks so much for sharing the talent and story of Ashly Williams…a voice that both awed and stirred emotions; a story that touched our hearts.

      Yardarm, I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and hope that your visits to TOD village is a source that keeps you uplifted; that the outpouring of love and respect from your TOD comrades will be a positive and healing factor; and that you will receive a promising diagnosis.


    • September 28, 2013 at 7:28 am

      Shipmate, great to see you here, we’re all thinking of you and wishing you only the best, hope everything works out well.

    • 87 anniebella
      September 28, 2013 at 9:50 am

      No one could come close to Whitney, but this young lady was darn good.

  30. 89 mtmarilyn
    September 27, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Yardarm, so glad to see you post. This is place is community, we care about each other, so we worry about each other. You are in my prayers.

    This has been quite the day. I have been so busy I haven’t been able to keep up, only could check my droid every now and then. Sure was hard to read the small font. I know you are trying to change things. Hope it works.

  31. 91 amk for obama
    September 27, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    I am doing this

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  32. 96 amk for obama
    September 27, 2013 at 11:54 pm


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  33. 100 amk for obama
    September 27, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    and finally this

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  34. 103 vcprezofan2
    September 28, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Very good to see you YardArm! Hope that means things are going really well.

  35. 109 Dudette
    September 28, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Ran across this precious gem and rush here to share it! I’m gonna be watching this until I fall asleep.

  36. 112 vcprezofan2
    September 28, 2013 at 12:33 am

    I’m clocking 18 hrs & 5mins from the time I got out of bed this morning (actually it was yesterday morning),so I’m heading out. Good Night & Sweet Dreams!

  37. 117 Dudette
    September 28, 2013 at 12:37 am

    I think back to a post or two where we talked about the President living up to the meaning of his given name “Barack” (Blessed) and I see that beautiful video of our two love birds and it calls to mind these words written a couple of millenia ago:

    “1 Corinthians 13

    13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

    4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

    8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

    13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

    Goodnight Beloved Family

    • 118 jacquelineoboomer
      September 28, 2013 at 1:36 am

      Stunning choice. Brings peace to all of our souls, doesn’t it? Thank you, Dudette – sleep well.

    • 119 Lana
      September 28, 2013 at 2:19 am

      And this reminds me also of something I’ve been thinking for days, but especially today…. The Nobel Committee made some statements after they awarded President Obama the Peace Prize, stating, in effect (paraphrased and with my own bias), that they saw something in him, some greatness, some rare capacity to impact the world and further the peace we so need. It was that quality they were rewarding and trying to encourage, to give him a shield against the persuasion of others who did not have the gift of goodness and grace. At least that’s what I took from the Peace Prize moment. One of so many incredible moments in the amazing life of this chosen man. Echoing so many here: I’m just glad to be alive to see this man as our President.

    • September 28, 2013 at 7:29 am

      This scripture gives such an accurate characterization of President Obama. I wonder if these particular verses are one of his sources for strength and wisdom…especially in his dealings with the negative factions that are a part of DC politics.

  38. September 28, 2013 at 2:39 am

    Days like today (what little that’s left of it here on the west coast) are rare in human history and should be cherished ….


    Yes We Can

    …. time for some rest ….

  39. 124 CarolynfromDetroit
    September 28, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Finally caught up. Goodnight all.

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