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a merry monday to you all

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  1. 1 Debz
    June 20, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Good morning Chips and every one. I just checked out the WH website, they set up a page following the First Lady’s trip. I’m looking forward to seeing photos of FLOTUS and the girls.

  2. 2 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    June 20, 2011 at 10:27 am

    HAPPY MONDAY MORNING TOD FAMILY….TIS STORMY HERE TODAY AND I HAVE TO GET SOME CARDS OUT TO PEOPLE WHO ARE ILL….WILL CHECK YOU ALL LATER…BLESSINGS!

  3. June 20, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Good morning, TOD family. Lots of rain here in Indiana. I read a comment somewhere that President Obama’s biggest opponent is the media. I agree with that. The Rs cannot beat him so as we know the media is doing its best to help them. We know it won’t work because America is on to the media. But let’s not slow down the fight. Also, saw the Reggie Brown story covered on Headline News this morning. No where else. Shame.

    • 4 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      June 20, 2011 at 11:58 am

      I SAW CNN’S DON LEMMON REPORT ON IT LAST NIGHT…BUT THE ONLY THING SAID WAS THAT THE COMEDIAN WAS ESCORTED OFFSTAGE. THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THE REPUGS REJECTED IT.

      • 5 theo67
        June 20, 2011 at 12:07 pm

        Stephanie Miller played snippets this morning, too – although I didn’t catch the whole show. I heard them saying that the Republicans were trying to imply that they rejected the impersonator because of his racist jokes, but it’s clear from the audio that they were laughing heartily during the disgusting racist parts, and then got upset when the spotlight was turned to them. I don’t like that she played the audio, but happy that she pointed out the truth, while Republicans are trying to spin it differently.

    • 6 Ladyhawke
      June 20, 2011 at 12:21 pm

      Proud, I could not agree more that President Obama’s biggest opponent is the media. I really think many in the media are intimidated by his brilliance. They are not used to covering a politician that makes them look inept and small. So they use their most powerful tool “the filter” to marginalize everything he does.

      Why aren’t they reporting the fact that the Republicans have not introduced any jobs bills since taking the majority? Why aren’t they reporting that there is a systematic attempt by Republican states to disenfranchise voters? Why aren’t they attempting to educate the public on the debit limit and the implications of not increasing it?

      The media has abdicated their responsibility to educate and inform the public. When you look at the focus during the last few weeks on Sarah Palin, Donald Trump and Anthony Weiner you can see precisely why the American people don’t have a clue about the accomplishments of President Obama and his administration.

      I know the White House is constantly looking for ways to circumvent the media firewall. For starters, I would love to see more promotion of the whitehouse.gove website. It is a treasure trove of information. But I wonder how many American are even aware of it. I think most Americans would be shocked to see all of the projects and initiatives that are being implemented on their behalf.

      • June 20, 2011 at 12:32 pm

        Ladyhawke, part of the media actions might be because PBO is so exceptional and they can’t handle it. But the bigger reason, IMO, is that the media is owned by corporations which support the republican agenda. Therefore, their coverage is intentionally designed to support republicans.

        My undergrad degree is in journalism and grad degree in publishing. When I was in school — eons ago — we were taught that objectivity and accuracy was the holy grail. Now that corporations own the media, journalists select stories, people to quote, footage, everything to further the right wing agenda.

        Re: Reggie Brown. We need to send this fool another email. CNN and MSNBC had him on to provide cover for the GOP. He kept saying he was pulled from the stage because he went over his time. We are not stupid. Everyone could see that the GOP laughed at his racist jokes and booed when he started in on them.

        What an idiot.

        And, he had the nerve to say he has a lot in common with PBO because his mother was white and his father was black. No, fool. PBO is a man of integrity and would never do what you did.

        • 8 Ladyhawke
          June 20, 2011 at 1:05 pm

          So true about the Republicans owning the media. It really is pathetic that there is such an imbalance. I remember having such high hopes when Air America radio launched in March of 2004. It was gone in January 2010.

          On Reggie Brown, here’s a good post from PoliticusUSA

          SANCTIMONIOUS GOP VULGARIANS TURN ON OBAMA IMPERSONATOR REGGIE BROWN:

          http://www.politicususa.com/en/gop-vulgarians-obama-impersonator-reggie-brown

        • 9 SUE DUVALL SMITH
          June 20, 2011 at 2:49 pm

          I DID HEAR REGGIE SAY TODAY THAT THEY APPARENTLY DIDN’T LIKE HIS DISH ON REPUBLICANS.

          • 10 SUE DUVALL SMITH
            June 20, 2011 at 2:53 pm

            I DID WATCH THE WHOLE THING TODAY…THEY LOVED LAUGHING AT THE JOKES ON THE PREZ….BUT THEY SURE DIDN’T LIKE THE ONES ON THE GOP. THEY CAME IN TO GET RID OF HIM WHEN HE STARTED ON BACHMANN. HOWEVER….HE TOOK THE JOB TO ENTERTAIN THE REPUGS…SO HE’S ‘OUT’ IN MY BOOK!

  4. June 20, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Morning TOD family. Here’s to an uplifting and positive week. See y’all later.

  5. 12 meta
    June 20, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Good morning, TODville!! I hope everyone is well rested and ready for another week of hard work and excitement with the First Family. And another big bouquet of appreciation to Chips and everyone here who is part of this great community. Thank you, all.

  6. 13 Hachikō
    June 20, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Good morning, everyone! Today’s an exciting day for me. My son graduates from High School today. 🙂 I’ll be driving up to Connecticut from NYC to attend the ceremony. As you can imagine, I’m bursting with pride. 😀

    I’ll be back home tomorrow afternoon. Have a wonderful day!

  7. June 20, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Does anyone find it suspicious that merkle and sarkozy are holding off on bailing out Greece?
    You know, they are both conservatives, and this just hurts everybody’s economy. It makes you hate Greece bc they can’t get there shit together and neither can Europe!
    And of course, in this country, the pugs are loving it!

  8. June 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Viginia tech wins Eco car challenge:

    http://www.energy.gov/news/10379.htm

    These students are amazing!

  9. June 20, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Unsurprising news of the day: Ed Henry is moving to Fox News.

    • 30 Fred
      June 20, 2011 at 12:36 pm

      beat me to it PoB.NOT surprising that this punk would go to Fox. I really hope the President gives him another bitchslap again before he leaves 😉

      good morning TOD family.

      May GOD guide;bless and protect the President

      May GOD watch over the First Lady and the children while on that trip

    • 31 ChristiMtl
      June 20, 2011 at 12:41 pm

      I don’t like that little jerk….well not a big career change for him….Fox news, Fox light…..same garbage….

      So who’s next? Candy Crowel, John King, Dana Bash?…….

    • June 20, 2011 at 12:41 pm

      I thought he was already with FOX News.

    • June 20, 2011 at 12:44 pm

      And Nora odonell taking chip reeds spot at CBS!

    • 34 Me4obama
      June 20, 2011 at 1:02 pm

      His not so secret ego has been finally revealed. A right wing tool belongs yo faux.

    • June 20, 2011 at 1:27 pm

      Ed Henry moving to FOX. Why doesn’t that surprise me? CNN is becoming another FOX. No respect for Henry at all. I never have liked him. Couldn’t stand Ed Henry. And that guy at ABC,Jay Tapper.

    • 36 theo67
      June 20, 2011 at 2:41 pm

      How appropriate that he’s officially joining the circus, seeing as he’s been auditioning with his clown act for the last two years. Congratulations to him – they deserve each other. And when Fox finally goes down, he’ll go down with it. I hope he loses his White House credentials, since they only have room for one fool from Fox in the room. It just goes to show you what kind of values (journalistic and otherwise) he holds dear, after watching them do nothing resembling journalism for the past three years (and more). Good riddance.

      • June 20, 2011 at 2:56 pm

        Remember he was the one who, as head of the WH press pool, gave Fox a front row seat.

        • 38 Audrey
          June 20, 2011 at 4:27 pm

          He was only showing his loyalty to Fox and kissing up to Roger Ailes for what he’s now gotten – admission to the depths of muck that is Fox!

          No surprise here! CNN and Fox have been engaged in this staff exchange program for a while now as almost every idiot on CNN has become even more rabid right wing and fact deficient each day!

  10. June 20, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    DOE offers 150 million in loan guarantee to solar energy breakthroughs:

    http://energy.gov/news/10380.htm

  11. June 20, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Federal agencies restock local food banks:

    http://www.fedsfeedfamilies.gov/

    Nice campaign to feed the hungry. Brought to you by the Obama administration!

  12. June 20, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Good morning to the TOD family!!
    Have a good week!

  13. 43 m
    June 20, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Am I the first to say that it is great to see PBO in a pair of jeans! I’m glad he and the girls were able to go out for ice cream last night. 😀

    • 44 m
      June 20, 2011 at 1:01 pm

      oh i see now, my mistake…comments on the casual outfit were in the father’s day post!

    • 45 isonprize
      June 20, 2011 at 3:18 pm

      never too much… I LOVE, LOVE, LURVE my president in jeans!! I nearly had a heart attack during the campaign when he posed talking on the phone while they were on the campaign airplane.

  14. 46 MTmarilyn
    June 20, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Happy Monday to Chips and TOD family. It was a wonderful weekend of celebration. Looking forward to a great week of going to Africa with Michelle and the girls. Know Chips will be on top of all the news.

    Have a great day!

  15. 48 Fred
    June 20, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Haven’t been feeling well for weeks now due to a kidney infection and today is a really bad day so I’ll log off early.
    Have a good day and be safe and be blessed.If something comes up I’ll log back on
    good afternoon;evening and night TOD family

    • 61 AJ
      June 20, 2011 at 1:50 pm

      Oh, Andy. What a jokester you are.
      :::insert eyeroll here::::

    • 62 LunarSea
      June 20, 2011 at 7:34 pm

      roflmao there is no level to which they won’t stoop.

      I’ll have to keep my eye open for some idiot troll repeating that on barackobama.com boards.

  16. June 20, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Salazar to make major announcement today at grand canyon, making the ban on uranium mining there permanent!

    • 64 Tien Le
      June 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm

      That would be something if whatever they’re doing to implement this ban was impervious to subsequent administrations.

    • 65 desertflower
      June 20, 2011 at 3:34 pm

      Thank god! We had this conversation the other day and I told you I thought it would be about the uranium mining:) Glad to hear that they are permanently banning!

  17. June 20, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/0611/kaching_fa0c7fd4-498f-4970-b51c-38e06897f41c.html

    30 th fundraiser tonight for the president… 2 more later this week. Off to a blazing start!

  18. June 20, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    http://mobile.boston.com/art/35/Boston/businessupdates/2011/06/help-for-jobless-homeowners-arrives/lo3uAgO77k6CL93p3y4sEO/index

    Obama administration offering unemployed homeowners interest free loans.

    This should be all over the news! Crickets!

  19. June 20, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    GE gets 350 million from qatar to make jet engine!

    • 70 isonprize
      June 20, 2011 at 3:20 pm

      Jovie, are you a reporter? Or just absolutely obsessed with finding the great posts that you put up? You are amazing!! A real news station (not the slime we are currently dealing with) would do well to have you runnin’ things!!!

    • 71 LunarSea
      June 20, 2011 at 7:36 pm

      Isn’t that in Iran? Like where all their big shot religious heads meet? Or am I confusing it with another place?

      • 72 LunarSea
        June 20, 2011 at 7:40 pm

        Wrong. Here to correct myself. It is an airline from the Qatar peninsula in the east of Arabia.

        Never mind!

  20. June 20, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Have the First Lady and the girls arrived in S. Africa yet?

    • 74 theo67
      June 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm

      Probably later tonight – it’s takes almost two days if you have a stopover.

    • June 20, 2011 at 2:48 pm

      I sent emails to ABC NEWS, CBS NEWS, NBC NEWS, CNN, MSNBC, asking them why is it they don’t or won’t ask Speaker Boehner and the Republicans what they are doing to produce jobs? I told them that I don’t expect them to be in love with President Obama, I just expect them to be fair. I told them that Boehner promise he would do something about jobs, and what have he done? What have he tried to do? I told them that the media want to place all the blame on President Obama, but the Republicans weren’t given control of the House 2010 to do nothing. What have they done about jobs? And I told them it was their job to ask these questions, not just blame President Obama for everything.

      • 77 theo67
        June 20, 2011 at 2:57 pm

        Good job!

      • 78 Ladyhawke
        June 20, 2011 at 3:20 pm

        I am hoping your email had something to do with this. I was shocked to read that Bob Schieffer of Face The Nation actually asked Mitch McConnell a question about job creation.

        AWAITING A “JOBS FIRST” AGENDA:

        On CBS’s “Face the Nation” yesterday, host Bob Schieffer asked Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) yesterday, “Do Republicans have any plans to do anything on the unemployment front or are you just going to let things take their course?” It seemed like a good question.

        McConnell replied, “No, I — I think — what — what we’re doing is encouraging the president to — to quit doing what he’s doing.”

        The Senate Minority Leader has clearly given job policy considerable thought. And to think I doubted him.

        Jay Bookman did a nice job fact-checking McConnell’s other remarks — it’s as if the senator has no idea what he’s talking about when it comes to the economy — but the key takeaway here is the realization that McConnell doesn’t even think a jobs agenda is necessary. If he and his party simply stand in the way of the White House’s agenda — an agenda, by the way, that vastly improved the economy — everything will be fine.
        .
        .
        I’m not especially optimistic about “Jobs First.” Getting Dems to agree to a meaningful plan will be like herding cats, and getting the GOP-led House to pass it will be impossible.

        But I’m at least mildly encouraged by the shifting discussion. Instead of an all-deficit-all-the-time debate, Democrats are talking about what can be done to create jobs, while Republican deliberately ignore the issue. Here’s hoping Dems aim high and don’t let up.

        http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_06/awaiting_a_jobs_first_agenda030375.php#

  21. 79 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    June 20, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    CNN’S ED HENRY HAS GONE TO FOX NEWS AS THEIR WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT….I AM NOT SURPRISED…HE HAS OFTEN BEEN RUDE TO THE PRESIDENT!

    • 80 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      June 20, 2011 at 2:55 pm

      SORRY ANNIE….DIDN’T SEE YOUR EARLIER ANNOUNCEMENT….I HAVE THE FEELING THAT IN 2012…FOX NEWS IS GOING TO TAKE A NOSE DIVE!

      • 81 Audrey
        June 20, 2011 at 6:46 pm

        And nose dive they will! 2012 will be a year that sees all these evil folks and their support systems implode! Watch and see!
        By the end of 2012, only President Barack Obama will be left standing tall and magnificent!
        Fox and all their partners and enablers will be totally decimated!

  22. June 20, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I have a hunch that Oprah Winfrey, might join Michelle in south Africa…..just a hunch, because I was reading on Oprah FaceBook page, that she had to cut her vacation short, and that she was going out of the country, she didn’t mention the country…but, being that Oprah has a school in S.Africa..and the First Lady message is about empowerment of our young Africans…what could be more appropriate…………?? I could be wrong………….but hope I am right:-)

    • 83 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      June 20, 2011 at 2:57 pm

      OOOOH THAT WOULD BE SO AWESOME…I’M ANTICIPATING LOTS OF GREAT PICS!

    • 84 Doris
      June 20, 2011 at 2:57 pm

      Sweeeet! Hope so. Kasai, I think you are on to something! This would be so exciting. It really makes sense to me for the First Lady to stop by Oprah’s school. Can’t wait to here. 😀

  23. June 20, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Yes…that would be so Awesome @ Sue and Doris….I am looking everywhere for pics video of our Michelle landing….nothing so far….but I know Chip is on it…like she always does….

  24. June 20, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Thank you Theo……………….Wow!!!! that’s a looooooooooooong flight

  25. June 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Obama administration highlights positive economic news:

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/06/obama-administration-highlights-positive-economic-numbers.php

    Because the press only reports what it is given, they never do any research themselves!

  26. June 20, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    US Embassy Pretoria
    @USEmbPretoria US Embassy Pretoria
    First Lady Michelle Obama is in South Africa! #YoungAfrica
    12 minutes ago via Mobile Web

  27. 94 halo
    June 20, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    CHIPSTICKS, GET BACK HERE!

  28. 95 theo67
    June 20, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Just saw a Twitter update that the First Lady has landed in South Africa! So much for the “few hours” that they posted 30 minutes ago.

  29. June 20, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Sasha and Malia Obama were given blankets in with the colors of the South African flag as a welcome.

    http://twitpic.com/5efgb7

  30. June 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    🙂 Your welcome…As news arrive, I hope to bring them to you

  31. 102 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    June 20, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    AWESOME…THANKS KASAI FOR THE PIC!!!!!!! THEY’RE ALL GOING TO HAVE SUCH A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!!!!!! THE GIRLS ARE GETTING SUCH A GREAT EDUCATION!

  32. June 20, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Yes they are Sue……..what an inspiring experience this would be…I remember when they visited Ghana…and they got see where the slaves were imprisoned….and know they will have the chance to see the cell where Mandela was held for 27 years……My eyes get watery just typing this journey…… sorry emotions are getting the best of me…..Whewwwwwwwwwwww

    • 104 theo67
      June 20, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      Yes, that trip to Ghana was soul-wrenching. And seeing Mandela’s cell where he lost 27 years of his life for the sake of freedom is going to be another hard journey. My ancestry is South African, but I’ve always lived free in Western countries – it’s good to see this history and be reminded that many have gone before to allow me to live my life freely. I remember the first time I landed in Cape Town/South Africa, and my very cells felt like I had come home. I hope they have the same experience, and can enjoy the country (and stay safe). There’s something very special about Africa.

  33. June 20, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    If Malia and Sasha decide to take the same journey as their Father…..We would have some very seasoned, highly intelligent, cultured, young leaders for centuries to come.
    The Obama’s name will not only be written in history books…….But God willing we will not see the end of this Family in our political arena….

    Long Live the Obamas!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. 107 Doris
    June 20, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Chips is back! New thread.

  35. June 20, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    I see POTUS is speaking at two DNC events in the same spot tonight… does anyone know if it will be available for us to watch?

  36. June 20, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    we know that jane is not for obama but we need to call the media out on this
    CommonSense Media, a firm that does work for Republicans, is led by Jane Hamsher.


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