110 Responses to “go on, sing…..”

  1. 1 Fred
    June 11, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I just had to πŸ˜€ from start to finish πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • 2 Hachikō
      June 11, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      It made me cry, Fred. My heart just overflowed.

      How beautiful. I was hoping to see the little red-haired Irish girl he met in Ireland. πŸ™‚ That was a precious moment.

      Thanks to whoever made the video. So lovely. Thank you for sharing it, Chip. Great way to end my Saturday evening.

  2. 3 Doris
    June 11, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Love it. Thanks.

    • 4 COS
      June 11, 2011 at 7:25 pm

      I absolutely love these videos with the kids. He is so great with kids and they feel it. πŸ™‚

      • 5 Doris
        June 11, 2011 at 7:27 pm

        I see Sasha when I see the little ones. They can’t resist him. Sasha is like a magnet to her Dad, lol!

  3. 6 Karen, Sr.
    June 11, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I can’t make smiley faces like Fred can, but ditto what Fred said. Smiling from start to finish.

    June 11, 2011 at 7:08 pm


  5. 16 africa
    June 11, 2011 at 7:14 pm


  6. 17 Bobfr
    June 11, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    If you want a real perspective on what is happening in Libya – now – then read the comments posted today by mark at:


    I assure you, you won’t see reporting like that from CNN, BBC or anyone else – and it happens to be by someone who knows of what he speaks.

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

    • 18 africa
      June 11, 2011 at 7:42 pm

      Thanks, Bobfr.

      • 19 Bobfr
        June 11, 2011 at 8:01 pm

        Of course, africa. Several of us have been and continue to follow the situation in Libya very closely – and it bears little resemblance to what you see in any of the media, with the occasional exception of certain posts on AJE.

        I assure you, there is no ‘stalemate’ in Libya and over the past ~ 2 weeks, significant transformations are happening throughout the coastal and mountain area around Tripoli, as well as, in Tripoli itself.

        I’ve only posted a couple of items during the past two weeks because it just seems best to let the events unfold and a day not far in the future will see the people of Libya emerge in control of their own, democratic, destiny.

        Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

        • 20 africa
          June 11, 2011 at 8:23 pm

          I do look forward to your posts. Indeed, there is a world of difference between these links and what we read here in the U.S. Thanks again.

          I look forward to the day when the Libyans can take back their country. I empathize with Libyans at home and abroad. When our own country was going through its decade of senseless civil war, it was a time of great angst for not only me and my family but the whole country.

        • 21 GGail
          June 11, 2011 at 9:01 pm

          Excellent news Bobfr! Please keep us posted… as the events unfold.

          • 22 Bobfr
            June 12, 2011 at 1:39 am

            Happy to do so, GGail – and everyone else.

            Please read these:


            A small community of folk who have unique insights – irrespective of how well they can write ‘English’ – have assembled since 17 Feb 2011, and not only care passionately for the people of Libya, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Bahrain …., but have insights and information you will hardly ever see in the corporate media.

            Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

  7. 23 lisalovesobama
    June 11, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Ms. Chips, you read my mind……I’ve been re-watching home videos and videos of PBO and kids….this is exactly what we need on a Saturday evening πŸ™‚ Muchas gracias senora πŸ˜†

  8. June 11, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Tks Chip this is beautiful. It shows me that the little ones know a persons spirit. These children were NOT afraid. Ya gotta love it. i know i do. GOD bless him!

  9. 26 dotster
    June 11, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    This may be the most heartwarming and “adorable-est” group of photos of all time, in all the world, in the history of man. In fact, I’m sure of it.

  10. 27 hopefruit2
    June 11, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I love my President. And America’s youngest agree with me!

  11. 28 Claire
    June 11, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    So very precious! The President truly loves children just like the FLOTUS.

  12. 29 anniebella
    June 11, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    I just love to see pictures of the President and First Lady with little children. They are great with them. I hope Sasha and Malia know how bless they are to have such wonderful parents.

  13. 30 MTmarilyn
    June 11, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    OMG, Chips, you are a marvel. I have been working outside and thought I would take a break and check out what was going on and I find this wonderful video. You really did make me smile and sing. Now I will see if I can get a smiley face. πŸ˜€

  14. 31 MTmarilyn
    June 11, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    It worked!!! This is so cool. I always wondered how you did it. Thanks. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  15. 33 Asher in Boston
    June 11, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Simply Beautiful.

  16. 34 carolyn
    June 11, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    πŸ™‚ trying this out…

  17. 35 carolyn
    June 11, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Thanks…it worked! πŸ™‚

  18. 39 Suzanne
    June 11, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I didn’t want the video to end…I just sat there with a happy smile on my face taking in those beautiful, loving pictures. I think so much good comes with a creation like this, Chipsticks. These happy feelings are like loving ripples on a pond that are sent out into the world as we all experience them.

    I see these are videopress. Do you upload them to YouTube? I think it would be lovely to have your videos available there.

    Those are wonderful pictures, too. There are so many favorites that they remind me of some others. A baby handed to him from the crowd at Moneygall and the adorable little girl with the red hair. The President was somewhere with basketball players where there were children. I remember one of the pictures was the president showing a young boy how to “shave” with a blank razor and behind him you could see the basketball player smiling. You can see how much he loves and appreciates them.

    Wonderful, Chipsticks. Thank you!

    • June 11, 2011 at 9:22 pm

      Ah Suzanne, thank you soooooooo much. You know yourself, there are so many of these gorgeous photos you could make a 50-hour movie!

      I used to post videos on YouTube, during the 2008 campaign, but it became a pain: any time I used music in the videos right-wing nutjobs would report them for copyright infringement and YouTube would take them down. And then I’d get celebratory messages from the nutjobs telling me YouTube was on the side of God 😯

      Life is much easier on this blog, at least I can keep the nutjobs out!

      • 41 theo67
        June 12, 2011 at 12:03 am

        Some of those people (the nutjobs) are just pure evil, and absolute killjoys! Imagine spending your days in breathless anticipation for the next chance to do something hurtful and hateful.

        Thank you so much for keeping this site clean – it’s a safe haven for many of us! πŸ˜€

  19. 57 GGail
    June 11, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Chipsticks, your influence knows no bounds! These exercises in making smiley faces is about as cute as the video. I was singing with the video and now I’m laughing at the smiley face efforts. Chipsticks, you’re a pied piper! ok, here’s mine πŸ™‚

  20. 60 Doris
    June 11, 2011 at 10:01 pm


  21. 61 meta
    June 11, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Good evening, TODers! Good to see everyone smiling a lot!

    Here’s some news –

    There’s been a change to President Obama’s Sunday schedule. White House says tonight he’ll leave Camp David & travel not to the White House but to Joint Base Andrews.

    I’m not sure what this means. Anybody hear anything?

  22. 71 isonprize
    June 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    OMG!! an Obama baby wall video!! The cuteness is just too much. They are all so precious! It’s like he gets an extra boost of energy from the babies. And the freeze frame shot of the adorable brownskin cutie is just too much. She just looks so adoring and fascinated by this man. Babies are just so happy around Pres. Obama. Wheewww. I gotta go watch it again…

  23. 72 Me4obama
    June 11, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones because I just learnt how to do the smileys a couple of hours ago but am cracking up at Luci’s efforts. πŸ˜†

    • 73 Doris
      June 11, 2011 at 10:14 pm

      I wasn’t that brave when I first learned how because I thought you guys would laugh at me, so I practiced on old threads so you guys wouldn’t see me trying to figure it out, hehehehe.

      • 74 Me4obama
        June 11, 2011 at 10:21 pm

        πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† Doris that is way too funny. I think we will be running out of smileys soon.

        • 75 Doris
          June 11, 2011 at 10:23 pm

          I was chicken, lol. I hope they hold out. I come here to see the smiley’s and the combinations that some folks put together. I did a crying one the other day to Chips and the muppets thingy and she got flustered and I felt so bad. I will limit that one. πŸ˜€

  24. 78 P
    June 11, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Goodnight everyone :). What a beautiful video starring a beautiful man. Thank you Chipsticks!!!

  25. 79 DreamChaser57
    June 11, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    πŸ˜€ 😦 πŸ™‚

  26. 83 MeaBloom
    June 11, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    No Goodnight video?? (SuperSadFace). β™₯ the video. Hope you all have a great night.


  27. June 11, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    OBAMA BABIES!1 Su-weeeet! Just what the doctor ordered for mu Saturday night. Thanks, Chips! Luci, you definitely had me laughing – that trial session seemed so earnest and ‘cute’. Thanks for putting some πŸ™‚ πŸ˜† on my face. I trust that everyone has had a great Saturday, a d \i wish you all a wonderful Sunday!

    Meta, I certainly hope this is not another emergency. Every time The MAN tries for 2-3 consecutive days of R and R something crops up! Of course, what seems like an emergency to us might just be something that he has had his eye on for a while , or set in motion his own self (like OBL).

  28. June 11, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    AWWWWWWWWWW.!!!!!!!!!!!!…My Goodness Chip..you just outdid yourself today with this wonderful video:-)

    I am just a mess from crying….I am a sucker for babies….Be right back….Whewwwwwwwwwww more kleenex….tears of joy:-)

    Thank you Dear One:-)

  29. 86 m
    June 11, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Oh Chips, terrific video! THANK YOU!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D

    My favorite smiley is the eye roll smiley, but i’ve been too afraid to try it! Well, I really like the wink one too! πŸ˜‰

  30. 91 m
    June 12, 2011 at 12:02 am

    oh, i give up….for now anyway on the eyeroll! I’ll stick with the wink! πŸ˜‰

  31. 92 DreamChaser57
    June 12, 2011 at 12:06 am


  32. 93 sheinfrance
    June 12, 2011 at 5:45 am

    This man brings me so much joy!

    June 12, 2011 at 5:58 am


  34. 95 globalcitizenlinda
    June 12, 2011 at 7:38 am


    Is there any follow up on the report you made lat night about the change in the President’s schedule that seemed intruiging?

  35. 96 Ann_T
    June 12, 2011 at 7:51 am

    I lost a good friend and coworker to heat stroke Thursday. Everyone in the office is so saddened by his sudden passing. This video put a smile on my face for th first time in days. Thanks Chipsticks.

    • June 12, 2011 at 8:16 am

      Oh Ann, so sorry to hear that news, what an horrific thing to happen. Take care.

    • 98 hopefruit2
      June 12, 2011 at 8:30 am

      Ann my deepest condolences to you. I’m glad you were able to find some comfort through this video.

    • 99 Hachikō
      June 12, 2011 at 9:54 am

      Oh no! How awful! I’m so sorry to hear that, Ann. My sincere condolences. May your co-worker’s family and friends find some peace at such a tragic moment. Oh dear.

  36. 102 hopefruit2
    June 12, 2011 at 8:31 am

    OT: New Gabby Giffords photos have been released by the AP. She looks fantastic! I hate to link to Huff Post but I’m making an exception in this case because it is great news.


  37. 104 Dudette
    June 12, 2011 at 8:48 am

    What’s the name of the artist(s) singing in the video? I might’ve missed it somewhere in the comments.

  38. June 12, 2011 at 10:10 am

    One of the BEST VIDEOS EVER! Oh, my. So many unforgettable pictures that I recognized. Just beautiful! THANKS CHIPS!

  39. June 12, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    The little people get it – I just love looking at all their happy faces!

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