night everyone


Thursday – The First Lady’s schedule

Mrs. Obama begins the day in Cape Town, thanking United States Consulate employees and their families for their service.

The First Lady then visits Robben Island where former President Nelson Mandela was held for 18 of his 27 imprisoned years.

Mrs. Obama has invited students from area schools for a day-long university “immersion experience” at the University of Cape Town. The students are attending a full day of activities at the University, concluding with remarks delivered by the First Lady.

Mrs. Obama completes her day with a visit to the Cape Town Soccer Stadium. There she will meet with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and organizations dedicated to combating HIV/AIDS in South Africa.

After the meeting, Mrs. Obama will join girls and boys from the Cape Town area, including its townships, on the soccer field for activities and drills.



51 Responses to “night everyone”

  1. June 22, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Good night and thanks Chips! Good night, TOD Family :mrgreen:

    Viva Obama!

  2. 2 lisalovesobama
    June 22, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Thanks so much for the awesome coverage Ms. Chips, from South Africa to Washington, it was amazing! Thanks so much for all the hard work and for proving a great space for all Obamabots to collaborate, communicate, advocate, yell, scream, shout and everything in between. Looking forward to boarding Air Chips again tomorrow on another great journey around the world, sweet dreams 😉

  3. June 22, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Ooooooooooo, I love that little clip of POTUS and FLOTUS. The way he looks at her is just too hot.

    Have a great night, everybody. Thanks, Chips.

    • 5 Me4obama
      June 22, 2011 at 10:00 pm

      Yup that little clip of POTUS and FLOTUS is a reminder of us Ladies to back off he belongs to her. Good night Family and thanks chips for your wall to wall coverage.

      • 6 P
        June 22, 2011 at 10:05 pm

        I must agree with both of you all! They are too sweet 😉

        • 7 utaustinliberal
          June 22, 2011 at 10:39 pm

          Oh Chipsticks thanks for today. I can’t wait for tomorrow and I hope we get live coverage of the DNC speeches especially the broadway event Whoopi Goldberg is hosting for the President. A speech by the POTUS and then viewing Sister Act. Oh those people are LUCKY!

          Nighty night mi famiglia TOD. 🙂

  4. 8 Karen Sr.
    June 22, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Goodnight, Chips. You keep me sane. 🙂

    June 22, 2011 at 10:04 pm


    • 10 utaustinliberal
      June 22, 2011 at 10:43 pm

      Oh the mini clip of he and FLOTUS is soooo sweet. The look he gives her is muy caliente! Those two have a hot and heavy passion tempered with a deep abiding love. May we who have not found that (or are not currently looking b/c we’re freaking busy with summer school…lol) be blessed in the future with our very own Barack Obamas and Michelle Obamas. Amen.

  6. 11 askew
    June 22, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Are these the DNC fundraisers in NY the ones that Obama was rumored to be announcing his support for gay marriage? I don’t buy the rumors but just wanted to know if we can expect some PL pouting tomorrow nite.

    PS – Sorry for bad typing. Broke wrist today and typin w/1 hand.

    Good nite All!

    • June 22, 2011 at 10:13 pm

      Rachel and choi heard that the gay community was donating to the president, since then they have been freaking out!

    • June 22, 2011 at 10:19 pm

      Oh Askew, you poor thing! Your one-hand typing is impressive 😉 Get better soon.

    • 14 lisalovesobama
      June 22, 2011 at 10:20 pm

      Oh nooo. I’m sorry about your wrist askew. That totally sucks! I’m praying for you, good night!

    • 15 hopefruit2
      June 22, 2011 at 11:02 pm

      askew hope your wrist heals and you’re not in too much pain. Have a wonderful evening!

    • June 22, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      I believe so. Maybe if NY gets the vote necessary to approve same sex marriage tomorrow before the fundraisers something special could happen. However if there is more delays, I don’t think President Obama would wade in and possibly send Republicans back to their corner.

  7. 17 CEB
    June 22, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    my goodness, what a schedule! PBO and FLOTUS will barely have time to eat. The President’s schedule looks especially exhausting. May God grant them strength and keep them safe.

    I like the little clip of the Obamas flirting with each other; so cute! Michelle better hurry home before one of the Africans try to add her to his harem of wives (Zuma et al); LOL!

    Good night Chips and TOD family; enjoyed the comments throughout the day. Our country is in good hands; rest well everyone.

  8. 18 Betty's Girl
    June 22, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Thank you so much Chips! I don’t think I say that enough.

  9. June 22, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    National / Society & Culture / Social Issues
    Obama issues Dream Act by executive order…press ignores

    Continue reading on Examiner.com Obama issues Dream Act by executive order…press ignores – National Immigration Reform | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/immigration-reform-in-national/obama-issues-dream-act-by-executive-order-press-ignores#ixzz1Q3sJSzr0

    If this is a repost , sorry I just saw this. This is a victory on so many different levels.

  10. June 22, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Nite, nite everyone. What a day Chips. We saw your YouTube video with PBO calming effects on the baby girl skyrocket to more that 600,000 views, pleasantly. And then we had to listen to the PL, Republicans and the pundits lose their collective minds. YOU know POTUS must be doing something right when all the villagers go nuts.


    Then of course we had a few stories out there about the media newest darling Jon Huntsman, aka, flip flopper, starting with one where he indicates that when he said PBO was remarkable, he was actually talking about himself, then there was a link attached here by Jovie, a story in which he states that he supported Cap and Trade because everybody was doing it at the time. I guess if everybody was jumping off a cliff, he would have too. I don’t usually read the comments on stories, but of the 11 comments attached to that artile at the time, none of there were kind to him. They called him everthing from a Democratic plant to a flip flopper.

    I anxiously await more photos of FlOTUS and the kids and her mother tomorrow. Thanks again, Chips.

  11. June 22, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    I love that clip of Michelle and Barack . He has a busy schedule tomorrow. And so does the First Lady in S. Africa. May the good Lord continue to watch over them and keep them safe.

  12. 25 Jessica
    June 22, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    I’m exhausted. Apparently we have 200 million military generals and everyone is talking at once. Can’t take it anymore.

  13. 26 HZ
    June 22, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Yes, Thanks so much Chipsticks. You give us so much, and I pray that we will always give you our deepest respect on this beautiful site. Goodnight. Get some rest. Love you back.

  14. June 22, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Congratulations CHiPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Your Baby Video…is at almost 760,000 hits wow………..I bet it will hit 1million by tomorrow:-) How exciting is that..and the comments are just lovely.

    Good Night all, Sweet Dreams.

  15. 28 HZ
    June 22, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Oh, I forgot, Askew get some rest and please take good care of yourself. Good thoughts with prayers coming your way. Have a restfu; night.

  16. 31 louc1
    June 22, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Thanks Chips for all the wonderful videos today. I love this last one with our first couple – flirting with each other. I know Mr. President can’t wait for Mich to get back home – cause just look at him – he loves him some Michelle!!!! So SWEEEEET.
    Good night TOD family

  17. 32 Walking on Sunshine
    June 22, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Congratulations on the baby video Chipsticks! It will hit a million in no time. Wonderful videos from Africa. I am going to settle down and watch Michelle’s speech now before I go to sleep. nighty night! 🙂

    • 33 theo67
      June 23, 2011 at 12:53 am

      I’ve watched Michelle’s speech three times already – it’s one of the best I’ve heard. Very inspirational. It’s such a shame that many in this country don’t recognize what a gift these two human beings are. Simply awesome.

      • 34 Walking on Sunshine
        June 23, 2011 at 1:22 am

        I just watched the speech. Sometimes we seem to be surrounded by so much negativity it is easy to forget how much good there is in the world. This couple was catapulted to the top of the world stage because of their hard work, determination and sheer goodness. They simply refuse to be dragged down to the level of their detractors. They simply hold up their heads and set the example.
        The young women who Michelle was speaking to have overcome such hardships and are so brave and determined and still seem so joyful and strong. They are quite amazing. It’s humbling to witness such strength and courage.

  18. 35 GGail
    June 23, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Chipsticks, take a well deserved bow for your Barack Obama, Baby Whisperer video! Good nite one and all.

  19. 36 mtmarilyn
    June 23, 2011 at 1:24 am

    Good night Chips and TOD family. This place is just awesome. I only get to check in and every time there id so much more. CHIPS you are a wonderful gift. I am so glad the baby whisperer is going viral. You deserve the attention. Now to try and catch up on all the stories O have missed including the Presidents speech.

  20. 37 Lynn
    June 23, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Hi Chipsticks,

    Did you see these quotes from Michelle?


    “”How do you get Barack to believe he’s in charge?”

    You had to forgive the cheeky question. The person asking it, popular radio personality Anele Mdoda, had been waiting in ridiculously high heels in one spot for over an hour for the world’s favourite first lady to arrive for a photo opportunity, along with 74 other young African women chosen by their US embassies.

    Michelle Obama, glowing with enthusiasm, immediately burst into laughter.

    “A good man is happy with a strong woman,” she said, before launching into a girly chat about the type of men we should let into our lives.

    “That’s why I fell in love with Barack. I met him way before he was president and he was just so comfortable with himself and he accepted me with all my … stuff.”

    I can’t seem to find any other articles or transcripts of this interview/conversation the First Lady had. I’d love to see the complete transcript!

  21. 40 gn
    June 23, 2011 at 2:12 am

    I must say that I just cannot express how much I appreciate this pragmatic progressive network of blogs for always keeping it real and giving us readership such an escape from a media bubble in which POTUS does nothing right, and his accomplishments can always be credited to some random person. That baby video really made my day, and I daresay it also made the day of all of the people who have now seen it (800k+ views, WOW). I’ve been MIA and will continue to be a little MIA this summer, and these blogs are such a wonderful refreshment after very long work days. Thanks everyone!

  22. 41 professorx10
    June 23, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Did we actually read the article because I re-read it and look how this writer is talking about the dream act.
    Late last year, the so-called DREAM Act which would give legal residency status to millions of illegal aliens who attend college or join the military was defeated in the Senate.

    Every major poll has shown that the American people are overwhelmingly opposed to the DREAM Act as well as to any other form of amnesty.

    However, with Obama’s poll numbers plummeting, this use of his executive powers is seen as an obvious ploy to solidify the Latino vote in the 2012 presidential election

    Continue reading on Examiner.com Obama issues Dream Act by executive order…press ignores – National Immigration Reform | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/immigration-reform-in-national/obama-issues-dream-act-by-executive-order-press-ignores#ixzz1Q6C7ELAu

  23. 46 professorx10
    June 23, 2011 at 5:16 am

    Before we pass on an article we better read it carefully so that we wont pass on Right Wing trash like this


  24. June 23, 2011 at 7:14 am

    France to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan!:


    NATO is useless’

  25. June 23, 2011 at 7:16 am

    One of the fundraisers is a musical performance sponsored by whoopie goldberg!

    Thank you whoopee!

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