if it’s tuesday evening it must be …. dc?

President Obama pauses on the tarmac as he boards his limousine at Andrews Air Force Base after his returns from Puerto Rico, June 15

62 Responses to “if it’s tuesday evening it must be …. dc?”

  1. 1 gchopeful
    June 14, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Love my President, but why does he insist on running down those Air Force One stairs, without holding on:)

    • June 14, 2011 at 8:03 pm

      I have to admit, I close my eyes when he does it – but that’s probably just me being too nervy!

      • 3 dotster
        June 14, 2011 at 8:47 pm

        That doesn’t make me nervous. He’s athletic and in such good shape. What makes me nervous is watching him shake hands in a crowd. Even though all those joyful faces and hands reaching toward him are fun to see, I’m always yelling at my TV screen and waving my arms, saying “Go, go, leave!” and am always so relieved when he waves his final good-bye.

        • 4 theo67
          June 15, 2011 at 12:15 am

          I know – I’m constantly looking at the Secret Service to make sure they’re looking out, and holding on to him when he leans into the crowd. They always are.

    • 5 Suzanne
      June 14, 2011 at 8:10 pm

      He’s confident and sure footed. I love it!

  2. 6 Me4obama
    June 14, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    It’s part of his SWAGGER ! I would hate if he fell because it will be 24 hrs news. Damn he is fineeeeeee.

  3. 11 lisalovesobama
    June 14, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Off Topic: only 1% of the population watch the debates last night according to Lawry. On percent too many I say 🙄

  4. 20 africa
    June 14, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    The harddddddddddest working man in the pol biz. Wow. I pray daily for his health. My God how does he do it, it is dizzying.

    Have you all seen this article about Heck a va job Brownie of Katrina? He skewers Bush, Condi Rice, Karl Rove, et al. Now he tells us what we all knew all along. Interestingly he talks about Bush’s frat boy mentality and how he wanted people to like him.

    Go figure.

    H/t to Saint Roscoe over at BWD


  5. 21 Suzanne
    June 14, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I just participated in the OFA online planning session. It’s wonderful software ! Mitch is talking the whole time and we could see him. They have powerpoint presentations going. There is a constant stream of chat comments from participants. They had polls for us on how to work with us where we could vote and give our opinion. Lots of great suggestions. Twitter comments. It’s very effective! I hope they do it for each state. It would be a great way to understand what was going on, but what I really liked is being able to give them feedback on my concerns and everything related to the political situation as well as working for the President’s reelection.

    • 22 m
      June 14, 2011 at 8:18 pm

      great to hear that suzanne!

      • 23 Suzanne
        June 14, 2011 at 8:37 pm

        I feel so enthused! It’s a wonderful software platform for planning, too. While Mitch was talking I would look over every once in awhile at all the chat comments scrolling by. Lots of good ideas and people who sound so experienced who are volunteering. I remember one man had been a military recruiter. I would like to work on his team! And there seemed to be a lot of people from Texas. I think there was one Monday, too and I didn’t realize it. I think it was the same thing.

        What I really liked was being able to give my feedback on what I see going on and know someone in the campaign will see it — whether they think it’s a good idea and act on it or not, I love having my voice heard.

        I looked up Herbert Hoover in Wikipedia and the GOP is following his game plan — low taxes, deregulation. He didn’t want to offer any help because he had a fear of people being addicted to the dole. They raised taxes a whopping amount in 1932 and that was one reason we pulled out, along with a jobs program, and regulation. Ryan’s budget would lower taxes further to 1930 levels during the Depression! I can see some great ads comparing them to Hoover.

        I also think it should be pointed out regularly that all these cuts the GOP House and GOP governors are doing with public employees are jobs they are cutting. Lay it right at their doorstep.

        And then giving feedback on working with volunteers and questions they asked. Very interesting and fun. OFA people are always so enthusiastic.

    • 26 meta
      June 14, 2011 at 8:28 pm

      I tried logging on to that incessantly buggy site for 10 minutes to no avail. I’m so disappointed that the whole thing wasn’t debugged before inviting everyone. Glad it was a good experience for you.

      • 27 Suzanne
        June 14, 2011 at 8:41 pm

        I had to download an Adobe plug-in. I think it was called Adobe Connect. Did you get that message from your browser? Because I had to download the plug-in I had to reset my password. There was a link to request a reset at the log-in screen and the new password sign in was emailed almost immediately. I put in a new password and was able to log on easily.

        My computer is an older one so it had trouble handling all of the information it was dealing with, but it worked out well I thought. My browser told me I needed the plug-in. If you don’t need it, you might try requesting a reset password and I would think you could get right in. I think you would enjoy it a lot. It really was fun.

        • 28 GGail
          June 14, 2011 at 8:48 pm

          Glad to hear you had a good experience Suzanne. Stay positive and upbeat and keep following OFA. This is the way to help POTUS beat the repugs. I’m proud of you!!!! 😀

        • 29 meta
          June 14, 2011 at 8:48 pm

          Oh, thanks so much for that information. I have a fairly new laptop and I’ve been on plenty of conference calls but Adobe is considered a very crappy interface on Mac so that was probably the source of my problem. . I usually don’t have any problem with their conference calls so it must be a new platform. ARGH. I don’t have Adobe Connect and i didn’t get the prompt. Strange. I tried using their password and it just didn’t work. I’m so frustrated! Thanks for your help, Suzanne!!

          • 30 Suzanne
            June 14, 2011 at 9:00 pm

            I have Windows XP and I can remember a time when my browser or Windows didn’t tell me when my plug-ins were out of sync. All of a sudden I couldn’t view videos on blogs and didn’t know why. I had two plug-ins that needed updating and I tried all kinds of different help sites before I finally figured it out. I don’t know if they’ve updated that feature by now or not, but I did get the message that I needed the Adobe connect platform to enter.

            I think one thing that could help them is if they had more information upfront. That log-in page should say we need Adobe connect. They may not realize that people need to reset their passwords if they have to download the software. I’m sure they will work it out. If I sign up for another meeting, I will suggest that in the comments. I really like knowing that people are going to read everything we say.

            It was very, very quick to reset the password so it’s worth a try. Good luck!

            • 31 meta
              June 14, 2011 at 9:18 pm

              I’m just so frustrated with the new OFA set-up. I have a fairly new Macbook Pro that updates frequently but Adobe is a really crap interface that causes lots of problems with the Mac OS, so I’m a little surprised that they would choose this platform. I’ve never had a problem joining OFA conference calls until now so it’s pretty frustrating that there was no information about the new set-up. You’ve been a big help, so thanks again. I’m going to have to go down to Apple HQ and see if I can get someone to help me troubleshoot. It shouldn’t have to be this hard to volunteer.

      • 32 nathkatun7
        June 15, 2011 at 12:22 am

        I also had a hard time time logging on. But I thought it was because of my old, and semi-antiquated, computer that desperately needs to be replaced as soon as my financial situation improves.

    • 33 DreamChaser57
      June 14, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      That’s incredibly impressive-Obama has readily embraced technology and realizes that it’s a brave new world. This is not our grandfather’s election.

  6. June 14, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    He still looks fresh as a daisy…it’s superhuman, I tell ya.

    Get some rest, Prez!

    • 35 Me4obama
      June 14, 2011 at 8:42 pm

      Michelle and the girls are going to give him some TLC. He looks so happy knowing his women plus BO are waiting for him at home 🙂

      • June 14, 2011 at 8:46 pm

        I don’t think Michelle’s home until tomorrow, so it’ll only be Bo waiting for him 😦

        But hey, I’d be happy having Bo waiting for me!

        • 37 Me4obama
          June 14, 2011 at 8:54 pm

          😦 Well I think I saw his best friend Eric Whitaker in Puerto Rico in the pictures you posted Chips, so he has company 😦 Hope Michelle and the Girls are having fun in LA 🙂

          • June 14, 2011 at 8:57 pm

            Don’t worry about him M4O, I’d say he and Bo are having a beer and watching some sport on TV 😉

          • June 14, 2011 at 9:04 pm

            Well I’m sure he has told his First Lady love to hurry home. Special since she and the girls will be heading right out again to S. Africa June 21.

            • 40 Me4obama
              June 14, 2011 at 9:12 pm

              I forgot South Africa . Cape town and Jo’burg will be fun for the girls. I am going to say a little prayer so that the girls get to meet Nelson Mandela and maybe Michelle also visits Oprah Winfrey Girls academy and gives a speech.

        • June 14, 2011 at 9:03 pm

          Hiya Chipsticks enjoying this site soooo much.- FYI have ya’ll noticed the upside down stars on the republiCONS elephant. Last time i saw stars with two points up, it was a sign for satan. How approppriate.(sp)

      • June 14, 2011 at 8:47 pm

        It’s so wonderful he has his loving family. When I read the article with Michelle talking about how much he cares, the love she has for him just jumped out. You could feel the love in every word she said.

        • June 14, 2011 at 9:09 pm

          proud of obama, that speech by the First Lady touch my heart also. I can’t help it people but I have to say it, I am so proud to have Michelle Obama as this country First Lady. So proud.

      • 46 Suzanne
        June 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm

        Me4obma, I was trying to figure out what official the initials BO stood for! hahah. I forgot about that cute pup.

  7. 48 Suzanne
    June 14, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Now after all my excitement about the OFA meeting, I can look at the pictures. One of the many things that amaze and delight me about President Obama is that he really loves his job. and he seems to take such joy in the moment. That’s what I see in the picture of him smiling at the Air Force officer after a long day traveling and conducting the business of President. I love the pictures and videos, Chipsticks.

    • 49 GGail
      June 14, 2011 at 9:15 pm

      Suzanne, I hear the excitement in your writings. You got FIRED UP from the OFA webcast. You are no longer on the sidelines, you’re IN THE GAME! You GO GIRL! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!!!!!

  8. 50 halo
    June 14, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Chipsticks, you’re the best! Always providing us refuge from the idiot pundits.

  9. 51 lisalovesobama
    June 14, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Guys, just had a brilliant idea!!!!! I think we should all call Rusty’s office every friday and demand: “Where are the jobs?” Just learned from my gorgeous lover Lawry, that Rusty is ‘appropriating’ our money, approximately $500,000 to secure a lawyer to defend DOMA since PBO won’t in the 10 cases that are currently in progress. How lovely of Rusty to use up the money for this bullshite when he’s huffing and puffing and threatening to blow the entire financial house of the USA down unless he gets his “deep” cuts. A-hole. Then he had the nerve to say that he expects PBO to pay for the shit service (or refund it) he is wasting our money to buy. F-er. Where the F does this tool come off? That stupid mofo. So, since he has no problem wasting money trying to protect that shit law signed by that idiot Clinton (another mess PBO has had to clean up, hello DADT?) we should exercise our free, God given, inalienable rights and call that f-er out. I say synchronized calls to that shithead every Friday, just so that he doesn’t forget that we have his damned number. Piece of crap! Here is his number: 202-225-6205. 😡 😡

  10. 52 Suzanne
    June 14, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    What in the world are they talking about?

    New DNC ad about the Republicans

    An excellent question!

    • 53 lisalovesobama
      June 14, 2011 at 9:23 pm

      Awesome. I really like this. Gotta hand it to the DNC, they are really churning this crap out!!! I’m loving it 😆 😆

      • 54 GGail
        June 14, 2011 at 9:35 pm

        churning this crap out? huh? lisalovesobama?

        • 55 hopefruit2
          June 14, 2011 at 9:51 pm

          I think she uses “crap” meaning the crap being spewed from the the GOP candidates, not the video itself.

          • 56 GGail
            June 14, 2011 at 10:50 pm

            with all due respect hf2, only the author of the sentence can truly explain what the meaning is.

            • June 14, 2011 at 10:57 pm

              Hey GGail, just dropped back in briefly – before sleepies time – to check the pending comments. Lisa can answer for herself, but for what it’s worth I trust her 100%, I’m certain “crap” referred to the GOP, not the Dem videos. She’s one of the good ones! Night again everyone.

    • 59 GGail
      June 14, 2011 at 9:34 pm

      See, this is what our contributions to DNC and OFA will generate. Your $3.00 or $10.00 will go a long way.

    • 60 hopefruit2
      June 14, 2011 at 9:49 pm

      Tankini Newt now wants to have a beach party at one of the three bases up in space in order to parade his tankini with his lady -loves Ariana HuffnPuff & Barbara Walters

  11. June 14, 2011 at 9:12 pm


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