welcome to the weekend

President Barack Obama lights a candle as he visits the memorial to the victims of the Smolensk plane crash at the Field Cathedral of the Polish Military in Warsaw, May 28

President Barack Obama talks with family members who lost loved ones in the Smolensk plane crash


President Obama and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk shake hands at a joint news conference at the Chancellery Building in Warsaw



I’ve started late today, will try to catch up!

33 Responses to “welcome to the weekend”

  1. 1 m
    May 28, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    We were all getting worried about you Chips!

    Gorgeous image above!

  2. 2 Kasai
    May 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Thank you Chip…I was so worried about you ….Whewwwwwwwwww Now I can relax ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sorry, I didn’t read your post, that you would be late, lol see how addicted we are? I for one, have to have my daily fix here, before I start anything, now back to my chores.

    Have a wonderful day everyone

    • 3 UT Austin Liberal
      May 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm

      Hey Chipsticks I echo Kasai’s thoughts. I was so worried when there was no new stuff for hours that I confess; I prayed that you and your family were safe, hale and hearthy. Thank goodness you’re back. I am addicted to this site and the kindness and love of you and everyone else. So here’s to a wonderful memorial day weekend for everyone here and all over the world. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 5 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    T-minus 7 hours and counting til our Prez touches down on US soil :).

    That is a gorgeous photo above. Thanks for all you continue to do, Chips. Your message last night about this site being a labor of love really touched me. You’re a gem. Smooches to you and all TODers.

    • 6 Hachikล
      May 28, 2011 at 12:36 pm

      I can’t wait for him to be back home, too. He must be so exhausted! Where he finds the energy to keep up such a frenetic pace is beyond me.

  4. 7 EDP4BHO
    May 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Chips, you know how your little pumpkins worry about you when you’re away. You’re our momma, don’t ya know? I’m gardening today, so wishing you a great Saturday ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. 9 EDP4BHO
    May 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Incidentally, President Obama suits that room magnificently. A very calming man in a solemn space. Perfect! I just love him.

  6. May 28, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    …had not noticed you were late,Sticks. I just woke up to find you (current) already here. It is 9:30 a.m. on the West Coast. ThanX for showing you love us and our beloved President by giving us such a great site to enjoy. Love ya, Love ya so much back!!!

  7. 13 m
    May 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Doea anyone have a link to the Joe Biden speech in NH?

  8. 21 lisalovesobama
    May 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Hey Ms. Chips, so glad everything is alright with you.

    Vote Obama/Biden 2012……We Get Sh*t Done

  9. 22 VC prezOfan2
    May 28, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Hi Ms Chipsticks, you certainly raised the level of concern today! Anyways, we IS happy you are here NOW. ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› TOD life can now go on as normal. ๐Ÿ™‚

    [Don’t want to bombard you on your return as there are other things you’ll want to be doing, BUT some serious questions were raised about our being out of contact if you were actually ill or whatever, that IMO (and the opinion of others here) we should address as a family as soon as possible.]

  10. 25 Debz
    May 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    That is a beautiful photo! I wish I had seen video from this trip to Poland, but I’ll happily trade in seeing video from overseas to seeing video of our President being home.

  11. 26 Debz
    May 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    OK, thanks for adding the video. You are a peach!

  12. 27 barb
    May 28, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I hope you accomplished your chores Chipsticks. We are a possessive lot but do love you that a small change in plans brings our the worry for you wellbeing. Maybe you also need a (Chipsticks) AF 1 to ease away for awhile. We so appreciate the time and effort you put in to keep us ontop of the daily accommplisments of our President. Hoping that POTUS has space to rest before his trip to Joplin, MO. It is about 150 miles away from my home but all outsiders are not needed to interfere as they deal with the immense cleanup, funerals, search and rescue and rebuilding they have to do.

  13. 28 barb
    May 28, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Such a moving picture of our President as he pays tribute to the victims of the Smolensk plane crash. A peaceful setting for the Polish military to pray and attend Mass.

    May 28, 2011 at 4:48 pm


  15. May 29, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Am I the only one ?

    The very first thought that ran through my head at seeing the hands-about-to-shake of President Obama and President Tusk is Stevie Wonders’ “Ebony and Ivory”.

    As a European, I am soooo glad this trip worked out well.

    But still, even as I see my own continent, strange thoughts cross my mind.

    For instance, if you just photoshopped out the President and the buildings from the concert at College Green, the first thought that would cross your mind would be “where was this Tea Party meeting” ?

    I didn’t even know my continent was that non-divers … But then, I am a native of Amsterdam – you couldn’t draw a 100,000 crowd of only white people in Mokum.

  16. 31 Ralph
    May 29, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Hi to every Americans!!! ;-)))

    Thanks for this beautiful visit of your GREAT PRESIDENT in my country. I am so glad that he has came to us. It was very special. I regret that lady Michelle didn’t visit us, but I hope that she will come in next visit to POLAND, which Mr. President has announced.

    Ps. Dear brothers, Americans, do not be harsh in your statements about the Poles. We are not racists or something. We love all people in the WORLD as our POPE teach us!!! No matter if you are black or white, no matter if you are Catholic, Orthodox or follower of Buddhism etc. We’re all the same people. If you say that we are, you just do not know us.

    Ps2. Beautiful picture with Mr. President visiting the memorial to the victims of the Smolensk plane crash. Its very sublime moment.

    Thanks for everything dear Americans!!! ;-))) Bye!!! Sorry for my English.

    Rafal from Koszalin, Poland.

    • 32 m
      May 29, 2011 at 6:02 pm

      Oh Ralph, Thank you for that message. You are beautiful. You are warmly welcomed here. Please post again.

      • 33 UT Austin Liberal
        May 29, 2011 at 7:09 pm

        Hey Ralph. Thanks for the beautiful words and wishes from Poland. Trust me; we on this wonderful website do NOT think the Polish people are racists. We love one and all and will NEVER paint a whole people with a broad brush. When we see injustice or falsehoods being bandied about a sect of people, we will ALWAYS speak up. We hope you visit this family again and hey don’t worry about your english, we’re just happy you discovered this haven. Stay blessed. ๐Ÿ™‚

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