on course

President Obama steps off Marine One at Andrews Air Force Base on his return from Camp David, June 12. The President is playing a round of golf with Ben Finkenbinder, Marvin Nicholson and David Katz.

98 Responses to “on course”

  1. June 12, 2011 at 10:38 am

    I hope you got rest Mr. President. All the best for a very busy week ahead.

  2. 2 laurie law
    June 12, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Do we have a clue as to why he came back early?

  3. June 12, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Everyone keep your eyes open there must be something up the President came back so early from Camp David . We all know by now when our President changes plans quickly there is always something going on that he wants his hands on personally.

  4. 8 Fred
    June 12, 2011 at 10:55 am

    I hope he calls the media in and let’s the American people know that HE Barack Hussein Obama captured and killed a THIRD terrorist in a matter of 6 weeks since the so-called “liberal” media won’t report it and he has to do their job for them 😡

    I really hope there is nothing wrong going on for him to comeback so early so I’ll be saying a prayer or 2

    • 9 HZ
      June 12, 2011 at 5:16 pm

      Hi Fred. You know he is always a million steps ahead of them when it calls for his hands to be there. We know for whatever it is, he has our backs, and we surely have his. Yes, but, you are right Fred. let the prayers continue to go upw.

  5. 10 Debz
    June 12, 2011 at 11:00 am

    I hope my President got plenty of rest while at Camp David. He works too hard, we don’t deserve him.

  6. June 12, 2011 at 11:02 am

    This man is sooo fit.


  7. 12 isonprize
    June 12, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Golf and the raising the debt ceiling. (which the re-thugs did SEVEN times under G-shrub, but now, all-of-a-sudden, it’s a huge problem. What assholes. Sorry…

    As for the picture, I would only be happier if he had worn a pair of jeans with those sneakers. 8)

  8. June 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

    He’s playing golf. Ergo, Terrorists, BE VERY AFRAID!

  9. 22 meta
    June 12, 2011 at 11:14 am

    I love watching them salute our President. SIGH.

  10. 23 Me4obama
    June 12, 2011 at 11:14 am

    I have spent 2 hrs watching the ireland trip on the TOD archives all over again and recommend it to anyone with time to do so and am telling you I feel like chipsticks deserves an academy award for the coverage and reporting. I now proclaim TOD THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS with sometimes misleading headlines that can shoot your blood pressure through the roof 😆

  11. 28 meta
    June 12, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Whoa, remember that jerk Congressman Rohrabacher who said while he was in Iraq that Iraq should repay the United States for the cost of the war? The war WE started based on lies. The war that blew their country into smithereens, back into the Stone Age, killing and displacing hundreds of thousands of Iraqis?

    Iraqi Spokesman Says Rohrabacher Is ‘Not Welcome In Iraq,’ Asks The Congressman To Leave’: http://t.co/6Pr0jDb

    What a horrendous embarrassment this Republicans are to our nation. UGH.

    • 29 Debz
      June 12, 2011 at 11:21 am

      HA HA! These Repugs are an embarrassment aren’t they?

    • June 12, 2011 at 11:23 am

      Hah! And Americans will say the same thing to the repug party in 2012. Out of office you lying, greedy idiots. You are not fit to run this country and not welcome.

      Oh, and boy does my Prez look good. Especially in that last pic. Tall, lean, fighting machine. Full of fine swagga. Go ahead, President Badasssss.

    • 33 Marlz
      June 12, 2011 at 11:35 am

      Thank G_d that President Obama is steering this ship.
      I do not know where we will be today if it was not for him and his administration!

      Was reading the comments and this one got me. . . “Let me get this straight…the Congresscritter wants the Iraqis to pay US for all the bombs we dropped on THEM while killing up to a million of THEIR people so we could steal THEIR oil to place it on the world market?

      Maybe Exxon, Chevron, Shell, and BP should pay us. After all we give them all those tax breaks for making a profit…”

      • 34 GGail
        June 12, 2011 at 12:28 pm

        Hey Marlz – I love how you support and believe in our President! Do you have many in your family and community sharing the same belief in our President?

  12. June 12, 2011 at 11:27 am

    In the latest installment of know the opposition, here’s a great article on the pizza man who thinks he could be president. It’s from the DNC’s website. Five things you should know about Herman Cain, including:

    “Herman Cain supervised the firing of thousands of Iowa workers as a member of the Whirlpool Board of Directors. In 2006, under the direction of a board of directorsthat included Herman Cain, Whirlpool bought Maytag and promptly shut down its plant in Newton, Iowa—1,600 workers were laid off, and those who kept their jobs made less than before. Now an empty factory looms over the struggling town. (New York Times, 8/26/2007)”

    Yeah, those republicans are such job creators. They would just do wonders on the economy.

    Chips, you might want to consider adding the site to the blog roll.


    • 36 meta
      June 12, 2011 at 11:32 am

      This stuff is just staggering. They cut jobs, eliminate benefits, suppress wages, lie about it all and run rampant with their greed. Why anyone would ever vote for a Republican is way, way, way beyond me. They disgust me.

    • June 12, 2011 at 11:32 am

      Just added it to the blogroll Proud, thank you so much 😉

    • 38 Karen, Sr.
      June 12, 2011 at 12:26 pm

      And, on Romney…..not a nice guy, either.


      and this…

      .”while he never really ran a corner store or even a traditional business, Romney’s experience as a businessman has made him a master salesman who has become extraordinarily wealthy. At the same time Romney’s work has cost thousands of workers their jobs, and, in some cases, left some stockholders holding worthless paper.”


      And from the same article a statement from Congressman John Dingle..

      “When Michigan families and communities needed his support, he threw them under the bus. … [He] saw the debate over the rescue of the domestic auto industry and its workers as an opportune moment to earn some conservative credentials and abandoned those that needed, more than anything, sensible solutions to the crisis that the entire country faced. What’s clear now is that if Mitt Romney had his way, Michigan families would be left out in the cold with no jobs, no income, and no industry.”

      Romney’s opportunism is legendary.

  13. June 12, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Born to be President!

    • June 12, 2011 at 11:35 am

      Wow!!!!!!! Donna, I looooooooooove this video. The music just gave me the chills. (From Air Force One, right?) It was fantastic. Going into my iTunes video favorites.

    • June 12, 2011 at 11:37 am

      Beaaaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuuuuutiful!!!! Truly, you are the Video Queen in every meaning of the term!!!

    • 42 dotster
      June 12, 2011 at 11:37 am

      Cool, donna. I admire this President so much!

    • 43 Debz
      June 12, 2011 at 11:48 am

      Love the video Donna.

    • June 12, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      Sweet! Thanks Donna.

      I need to learn how to embed youtube videos. I posted a link in the “morning, people” post. I shall learn yet!

    • 48 meta
      June 12, 2011 at 12:08 pm

      Oh, my. What a history we are living!!

    • 49 Gloria Powell
      June 12, 2011 at 12:10 pm

      Wow! What a wonderful hearstopping video, Donna. This one and Chipsticks montage with the children last night will keep my spirits soaring for at least a week. There are no words to thank y’all enough for the time, positive energy, informative comment, grace and good humor with which you invest this blog

    • June 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm

      FANTASTIC video!!!! Thanks, Donna. Yes, Born to be President. I’m so happy that I am living during President Obama’s time. I have soo much respect for this great man. This is one genuine human being. But, why, oh why does he always bring tears to my eyes. Maybe it is just the overwhelming love.

    • June 12, 2011 at 2:54 pm

      Chills and tears from that video Donna, so perfect~

    • 53 Little Lulu
      June 12, 2011 at 2:57 pm

      Beautiful video! Great editing! Perfect music!!! My only note is I was waiting for the photo of him getting Bin Laden with Hillary and VP Biden, etc. sitting around the Sit Room table. I think it belonged in there. It was his ultimate presidential moment, IMHO. OBAMA 2012!!!!! Thanks for this!

      • June 12, 2011 at 4:22 pm

        Hi Lulu,

        Actually I made the video a couple of months ago before the Bin Ladin anouncement.

        But you’re right. It would have been a cool photo to go in there.

        Perhaps I could re-edit it to include it.


    • 55 hopefruit2
      June 12, 2011 at 3:11 pm

      What a moving tribute to our Great President! Thank you Donna, as always for being our gracious Video Queen.

      • 56 HZ
        June 12, 2011 at 5:41 pm

        Donna, what a beautiful video. I am a music lover, and the majestic music with the historical pictures makes you want to get up and shout,”That is my President.” Oh, thanks Donna. You all are making this one senior so happy to be able to share in this historic time that you young people(with the help of the senior) make this happen, so enjoy my dear ones. You are making and living this history. Enjoy every minutes of it. Thank you so much.

  14. 57 globalcitizenlinda
    June 12, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I suspect that President Obama came home early from Camp David because he is ” terrified” of the young girls who are helping Precious Sasha celebrate her birthday. I know President Obama is not afraid of strong women (as his choices in leaders demonstrates) but I suspect that even he has his breaking point. I can only imagine antics that Sasha and Malia’s friends are engaged in this weekend. I seem to recall him answering a question about the challenge of keeping in line 20 or so young girls (tweens) earlier in his presidency

    • June 12, 2011 at 11:38 am

      Hah! I’ll bet he had enough, too. Said to himself, got to get to the peace and quiet of the golf course.

      • 59 Debz
        June 12, 2011 at 11:55 am

        A group of little girls can be trying. Their laughter usually involves screaming, the golf course will be a calming influence.

    • 60 NewCenturyWoman
      June 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm

      Hi globalcitizen, I am more inclined to think he has something more clandestine to deal with rather than being “terrified” of all the kiddies. As someone mentioned above, whenever he goes golfing, terrorists should “be afraid, be very afraid. . .” That probably applies to our country’s domestic terrorizing Rethugs as well. 🙂

      • 61 globalcitizenlinda
        June 12, 2011 at 12:24 pm

        you are probably right about the terrorist “foreign and domestic” who need to be wondering if this is one of those weekends – they must not be blinking these days wondering if they are next

        • 62 meta
          June 12, 2011 at 12:30 pm

          The treasure trove of intelligence that the Seals team picked up in the OBL raid is really producing some very important results. We can be very proud of everyone involved in this constant vigilance for safety. BRAVO, Mr. President. He’s really the best thing that’s happened to our country in a very long time.

          • 63 HZ
            June 12, 2011 at 5:48 pm

            He is Meta. Trust me. And thanks for bringing forth to keep us reminded to be grateful for a sharp CIC and the great team of Seals. There has to be so much important informaion coming out of that raid that will keep our vigilance for sometime to come. Yes, he is the best thing that ‘s happeneded to our country in a very very long time. He is the man for this time..

  15. 64 Asher in Boston
    June 12, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Thats him, our tall, lanky, cool, handsome, brilliant, loving, caring, badassss President. Enjoy!

  16. 65 dotster
    June 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I know Marvin Nicholson—-trip director—but checked on the other 2 golf buddies. Finkenbinder is a young WH press staffer and a “scratch golfer” and Katz was a former campaign photographer and now works in the energy dept. and has a 1.8 golf handicap. Looks like Obama is getting some pointers and honing his skills for the big match next week with horrible “Rusty” Boehner and horrible state wrecking Gov. Kasich.

  17. 66 Me4obama
    June 12, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Tim Pawlenty “the No. 1 best selling sleeping Pill” in America today has a new catch phrase for health, instead of Obamacare he is calling it “Obam – ney care”.

  18. 71 anniebella
    June 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Where are the First Lady and the girls? Still at Camp David or what. I did hear that the First Lady would be out doing a fundraiser June 13th. Am I wrong?

    • 72 anniebella
      June 12, 2011 at 12:37 pm

      This President seem to love playing golf. I don’t get it, cause I can’t even stand to watch it, but to each it’s own. If he likes playing golf, then he likes it.

    • 73 globalcitizenlinda
      June 12, 2011 at 1:20 pm

      its seems the First Lady, First Grandma, First Daughters and their pals remained at Camp David and President Obama is in DC alone – what bummer to leavr them behind. Tha Fundraiser is in CA so maybe they Obama Ladies will be heading straight there from Camp David

  19. 75 dotster
    June 12, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    And I see there’s another new Weiner photo out that he sent to at least one of his tweet mates, this one shows him wrapped in a towel in House gym and appearing to be touching himself. What is this guy’s problem? It seems that he spent big chunks of his days taking sexy photos of himself. Just strange. He needs to go. He has lost all respectability.

    • June 12, 2011 at 12:35 pm

      I read somewhere that he never really sponsored any legislation and that his colleagues didn’t consider him a hard worker (as if any of them are) but that he just tried to stay in the media spotlight.

    • June 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm

      Good grief. What a truly strange man, Dotser.

      Here’s the link, if you can stomach looking at the guy anymore:


      • 79 Debz
        June 12, 2011 at 1:57 pm

        I’d like to know what idiot took that photo.

      • 81 dotster
        June 12, 2011 at 2:02 pm

        Whoops—–I see the towel “got removed” in subsequent pics. How lovely. What was he thinking? Did he not even consider that one of these “lucky ladies” would one day mention these “special” photos she’d been receiving? And what was this obsession? He’s got big problemos.

        • June 12, 2011 at 2:38 pm

          That’s the thing Dotser, did this fool seriously think not one of the recipients of these delightful photos would pass them on to the media? The man’s judgment is comically awful.

    • 83 Debz
      June 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm

      He really is sick and the fact that he hasn’t contributed anything in congress but goes on tv to take credit is more than enough for him to hit the road.

    • 84 meta
      June 12, 2011 at 12:59 pm

      OH, GEEZE. More drip, drip, drip. I can just see my rep. Leader Nancy Pelosi absolutely fuming right now. How or why anyone can possibly think this guy can be an effective congressman anymore just baffles me.

      • 85 Me4obama
        June 12, 2011 at 1:08 pm

        Rachel Maddow and Cenk Urgrwhatever thinks he is so good he can do no wrong. shame, shame, shame for him to insult and embarass his beautiful Wife this way. Better go wash my face and put some eye drops in my eyes after seeing those despicable images.

    • 86 africa
      June 12, 2011 at 6:07 pm

      That’s one reason I think you saw DWS, Pelosi and Israel all come out and ask him to resign. I think this drip, drip, from Weiner continues for a while. The fact that he told those bald-face lies, knowing fully that he had multiple photos in the ether and continued to act like this was all a ploy by someone else, tells me that he is not done lying.

      I could be wrong, but I think there is more to be learned about this guy. His poor wife is the one I feel really bad for along with his staff.

      He reminds me of John Edwards who knew that he had not only cheated on his wife, but had fathered a child with his mistress, and was willing to take the Democratic Party down with him. He had the gall to be gunning for the VP position and if not then Attorney General. Can you believe these guys?


  20. 87 hopefruit2
    June 12, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Oh oh…
    Broward/PalmBeach Newspaper Headline: “Police Officers, Fed Up with Rick Scott, Leave Republican Party En Masse”

    Next month the Broward County Police Benevolent Association is holding a “Party to Leave the Party” — an event coordinated with the Supervisor of Elections where police officers and the general public can switch their voter registrations from Republican to Democratic or Independent. ///


    • June 12, 2011 at 12:48 pm

      Bravo! But they should never have voted republican in the first place.

    • 89 Fred
      June 12, 2011 at 12:51 pm

      there is a gawd! people are seeing the light 😯

    • 91 globalcitizenlinda
      June 12, 2011 at 1:26 pm

      I hope members of the Firefighters, Police, Millitary and other law enforcement professionals really see who is on their side. the attacks the gop has mdae on the people who put it all on the line for the community has been disgusting to watch. why in the world would you attack the police, firefighters and teachers???? the next election is going to interesting because even at the Federal level, the gop has not done a single thing for members of the armed forces.

  21. 92 GGail
    June 12, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Wow hopefruit2 – that’s very interesting! And very very rare!!!!! Thanks for sharing

  22. 93 Little Lulu
    June 12, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Extemely serious looking president today. Can’t blame him. Rethuglicans are threatening to destroy the entire country by refusing to raise the debt ceiling, betting on winning by losing EVERYTHING. Press ignores the killing of the terrorist who bombed the US embassy in Nairobi. The Arizona wildfires are totally out of control and more people have died since the devastating tornadoes in the Mid-West. And Anthony Weiner is the only subject the media wants to talk about. It’s just infuriating and it looks like it’s getting to our man of steel.

    Hang in there, Mr. President! We love and respect and support you! This, too, shall pass. Just brush it off and let’s win this thing so the Rethuglican Oligarchy loses!!!

    OBAMA 2012!!!!!

    • 94 anniebella
      June 12, 2011 at 3:01 pm

      Did anyone hear what the old witch, the Senator from Texas said about our President. Senator Hutchinson said that President Obama was bias toward the state of Texas. I don’t believe that one bit.

      • June 12, 2011 at 3:18 pm

        Hi Anniebella, I want you to know one thing that witch just told a BOLD FACE LIE just like all the rest of the GREED OVER PEOPLE PARTY DO.First of all for every tax dollar sent from the tax payers in the state of TEXAS that get back 92 cents back in benefits. Also the state of TEXAS got the most stimulus money other than California. You see I live in the state and that Jerk of a Governor Perry used the money to balance the state budget and now that the money has stopped from the stimulus fund they are cutting like crazy.So don’t you thing you are wrong in calling Hutchison a witch because you are right.

        • 96 anniebella
          June 12, 2011 at 9:44 pm

          Thank you wesleya17, there are times I wonder if there are any Republicans with any dam sense. They will lie about this President for no reason at all. It is ashame what the Republican Party have become.

      • 97 africa
        June 12, 2011 at 6:10 pm

        These people are losing their ever loving minds. Sad, really sad.

  23. 98 HZ
    June 12, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Yes, and it just make you want to kick some people for constantly saying “The President is not showing leadership.” Well, what about the leaadership these awful governors have not shown in how they refused to sit down and look at their states needs, and drop their ugly pride and take a look at what was avaiable in the recovery act to help their states. Where is the leadership now? I am waiting for them to come up with that pile when we really get out on the trial for 2012. STHU is the words to them.

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