33 Responses to “times past….”

  1. 3 Sonjia Duncan
    January 23, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I just love that video,they are just a normal family full of love.

    • January 23, 2011 at 8:46 pm

      Love it too Sonjia. When Michelle says at the end: “Barack has always said that our life would be interesting and I can say that it has been phenomenally interesting – and I’m sure it will continue to be” ….. she can’t have had any idea just how interesting it was about to get 🙂

    • 6 tally
      January 24, 2011 at 12:08 pm

      THIS!!!!!! I LOVE THAT THEY’RE SO NORMAL, and have such an AWESOME SENSE OF HUMOR! (And sense of NORMAL!)

    January 23, 2011 at 8:51 pm


  3. 8 Me4obama
    January 23, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I just finished watching Pete souza documentary for the 10th time and PBO said the most gratifying issue of his public service was passing healthcare not being elected president.. If u ever some day loose hope or feel let down and start to doubt this man’s intensions watch souza’s documentary it will knock some sense back in ya. YES PETE CAN.

    • January 24, 2011 at 12:09 am

      My husband asked me how long I am going to keep the blog going, keep going to Dem meetings, keep calling folks. I said – when the President quits, I will too. President Obama has such a strong work ethic, he is a determined and tireless worker. I would have lost my temper and yelled long ago. I hope everyone eventually comes to appreciate him like we do.

    • 10 Dorothy Rissman
      January 24, 2011 at 1:39 pm

      It is inspiring. We hear so much negative talk about our President, and, at times that makes me really sad. The documentary reinforces my reality of Barack Obama and his wonderful family.

      Chipsticks, I just notice your hit numbers. Very nice.

  4. 11 Hachikō
    January 23, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I’ve always wondered why she said, “Barack doesn’t photograph that well.” I’ve never seen a bad photo of Barack.

    • January 23, 2011 at 9:30 pm

      I think it was just the ears things she was referring to 🙂

      • 13 P
        January 23, 2011 at 10:21 pm

        I like the ears things 🙂 lol I didnt get dat too i think he’s so cute and do take cute photos. 🙂

        • 14 VC prezOfan2
          January 23, 2011 at 11:43 pm

          She must have been refering to pictures taken by amateur photographers. You know the ones that get taken in the family sometimes? The President seems like a ‘natural’ before the cameras to me.

          • 15 Hachikō
            January 24, 2011 at 9:43 am

            Must be. I try not to say this much out of respect for him and his office, but I think he’s a heartthrob. I just love his smile. My heart skips a beat just seeing a photo of him smiling. I think it’d just stop if I ever met him and he flashed a smile at me.

            • 16 tally
              January 24, 2011 at 12:12 pm

              Let’s face it. It’s not only how pretty they all are outside, it’s how tremendously beautiful and caring they are inside as well.

              That said, he is SMOKIN HOT. He smiles, I melt. And Michelle is GORGEOUS. Those girls are going to be strikingly beautiful when they grow up.

    • 18 Sue in Minnesota
      January 24, 2011 at 12:55 am

      I think she likes to remind us that despite his enormous charisma, his humility is equal in measure. The right tried to use his charisma against him…….frankly, as a group that seems to respond with zest to superficiality, I think they find President Obama’s charisma very, very threatening. If they allowed themselves to go a little deeper, they risk the truth, making their labels and defenses inconvienently baseless.

      Absolutely beautiful family, inside and outside. Malia and Sasha are growing up so fast, I can only imagine what stunning young women they will grow to become.

      • 19 tally
        January 24, 2011 at 12:14 pm

        Sue, you need to write a book or something. You have a way with words that is simply……. awesome.

        • 20 geegee
          January 24, 2011 at 6:52 pm

          She sure does Tally. She always seem to express so eloquently exactly what I’m thinking, but could never put into words as she does. Sue, you rock–as do all of the OD folk!

  5. 21 Sonjia Duncan
    January 23, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Surprise, surprise the video was done by Harpo/Oprah. I hope all of you are writing to Oprah with some production ideas for Current Events, Good New items Projects that are working to get the message out there that msm is not covering. She does have a radio and cable network.

  6. January 23, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    when was this first done? was it done for an appearance on Oprah?

  7. 24 obamalia
    January 24, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Hi Chipsticks:
    This my 1st time posting & I just love this site. I’m here all the time for positive news and comments about our beloved President. Sentimental me enjoys watching “old” videos of the Obama family like the above. By the way, can you post the interview Obama did with Conan O’Brien back in 2006? Thanks for all you do and keep up the good work.

    • January 24, 2011 at 8:27 am

      Hiya Obamalia – and welcome! Thank you so much for your kind words, thrilled you like the site. I’d completely forgotten about that Conan interview, will see if I can find it. Thanks again, talk soon 😉

  8. 26 Fred
    January 24, 2011 at 8:55 am

    THANK YOU for this Chip 😀

    what a way to start my week 😀

    Malia and Sasha are sooooo cute :awww: still are 😀

  9. 29 Perry
    January 24, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Wow…so normal. I just love to take a look back at them as a family before they reached where they are now.
    know what Chipsticks, they appear to be the same regular folk…:) Dont they?

  10. 30 Asher in Boston
    January 24, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I too enjoy watching their old family videos.

  11. 31 majii
    January 24, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Chipsticks, dear,

    You brought a smile to my face. I’ve been under quite a bit of stress lately with my S/O being in a nearby VA hospital for about 8 weeks, and counting, and coming here to watch the videos, read the news, read the great comments, and partake of the sanity found here has helped me tremendously. I love this blog and your devotion to spreading the good news about our First Family and PBO’s compassion for us shown by the things he does to improve the country. I can’t thank you enough.

    • 32 tally
      January 24, 2011 at 2:43 pm

      !!! Here’s to your S/O GETTING BETTER AND GETTING HOME!!!


    • January 24, 2011 at 4:48 pm

      Hey Majii, so sorry to hear about your S/O’s ill health and the troubles it has brought you, I really hope things improve and you have happier days ahead. Can’t tell you how delighted I am that the blog gives you a little lift, thank you for all your support. Take care of yourself.

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