98 Responses to “dropping in”

  1. 1 Andogriff
    July 4, 2011 at 10:55 am

    What a man… he is everywhere! It’s almost like there are two, or even three of him! : )

  2. 5 utaustinliberal
    July 4, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Hey Chipsticks and TODโ€™ers heads up: The Whitehouse will livestream the Presidentโ€™s/USOโ€™s concert for the troops and will show the fireworks. The President is most likely going to make some remarks. It all occurs on the South Lawn and begins at 7pm EDT/ 6pmCDT/ 4pm PDT. Enjoy everyone!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. 8 utaustinliberal
    July 4, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Great video Chips. I admire how POTUS and FLOTUS have made this Whitehouse the peoples house. They weren’t kidding when they said they said they wanted to open it to one and all, make it more accessible, more caring, efficient and compassionate. Kudos on a job well accomplished.

    July 4, 2011 at 11:17 am


    July 4, 2011 at 11:24 am


  6. July 4, 2011 at 11:31 am

    VP Biden and Jill are now on twitter @VP

    Send them a welcome tweet.

  7. 13 Fred
    July 4, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Chip BWD posted a tweeter link of the Secret Service after the supposed “hacking” of Fuck/s “News”.If you don’t mind can you keep the tweeter link and Website next to Contact the media in case we are parsing the internet or in case anyone gets out of pocket please?


    and http://www.secretservice.gov/

    • July 4, 2011 at 11:52 am

      Don’t let it ruin our holiday and Malia’s birthday. Stay focused and keep hammering #mediafail Ignore Fox. They are a microscopic niche market desperate to improve their sagging summer ratings. Don’t buy into it.

      • 15 Debz
        July 4, 2011 at 12:50 pm

        Agreed! This is not unexpected and as long as the Secret Service was notified it will be taken care of. There will be more of this nonsense before the election next year. Relax and have a wonderful holiday!

  8. 17 HZ
    July 4, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Good Day TOD Family. And a great thank you to our wonderful Chipsticks for our beautiful haven here for our family to enjoy. Happy 4th to our nation, and a most beautiful Happy Birthday to our lovely Malia. May all of our celebrations around the nations be filled with lots of love, joy, thanksgiving, and much laaughter. Be peaceful and stay focus. May our President and Vice President be calm, and be given much wisdom as they lead our beautiful country. Grant them peace, protection, and provisions to do the very best for all of us, most Higher Power. Amen.

  9. July 4, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    I was hoping people wouldn’t feel the need to drag the dreck from the end of the last thread (which spoiled a perfectly lovely Happy Birthday thread) over to this one, but alas….

    Anyway, thanks Chips for those lovely photos of Daddy’s Girl, Malia — she was a precious baby and is growing to a lovely young lady. Love will take her very far.

    Happy Birthday, Malia, Happy Birthday America, and Happy 4th, TOD Family :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  10. 19 GGail
    July 4, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Happy 4th, TODers, & America! Happy Birthday to everyone who is celebrating today! Happy Holiday to Chipsticks! After listening to the video, I thought to myself, wow, what a man. He’s still a Community Leader with a bigger title. I just love how he can walk into any situation and have a normal conversation. Doesn’t he realize these people are ’bout two breaths away from fainting?

  11. 22 GGail
    July 4, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Let’s let today be a “negative-free” day.

  12. 23 lmrj
    July 4, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Happy Independence Day TOD family. Thought you would enjoy the following tribute.

  13. 30 gc
    July 4, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Fox doesn’t exist in my world, and if I hear anything that supposedly orginated there, I erase my mind.

    Happy Birthday, Malia. I read the article linked last night about the maturity of these Obama girls. Blew me away. When I look to understand I see so much love in all their family photos. Clearly these are the ones the public has access to, but you cannot fake thaose expressions, that body language. It is outstanding, inspiring. I also think both girls look beautiful both with straightened hair and not. I also noticed how pefectly PBO held is infant daughter. So natural, so right. My husband had never held a baby in his life, but also looks like he was born to it in our old phtos. Ah….good stuff.

  14. 31 Kasai
    July 4, 2011 at 1:56 pm




    MUCH LOVE:-)

  15. 38 desertflower
    July 4, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    You mean clueless…or is it classless? Tasteless? Reckless? Spineless? All of the above.

    • 39 utaustinliberal
      July 4, 2011 at 2:19 pm

      Wow…. the three stooges go on foreign soil to castigate the President. Stay classy Mccain, Lieberman and Graham.

      • July 4, 2011 at 2:48 pm

        Except that Moe, Larry and Curly/Shemp/Joe/Curly Joe knew more about foreign policy and the importance of not undermining the President of the United States.

  16. 41 Kasai
    July 4, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    IMrj…lol GMTA, thanks for the video ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. July 4, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Happy Birthday to beautiful Malia. I am so thankful for the First Family. I loved the community organizer video. I was watching it and thinking about how the President watches over every single aspect of enriching and supporting this country. He, the First Lady, and his administration are working in harmony to make all of our lives better. Bless them!

    Wishing all of you a dazzling 4th of July.

  18. July 4, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    It doesn’t matter what they do, Jovie. The President keeps his eye on the goal and just keeps on going. I like his plan myself. It’s rational and thoughtful in the way that all of his actions have been.

  19. 44 Doris
    July 4, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Happy 4th everyone. Thought you might want to hear this one again. I put it up about a month ago. Seems appropriate today. Happy Birthday Malia. ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. 50 lisalovesobama
    July 4, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Happy birthday Malia!!! your parents and this entire country are so proud of you!!!! Here is a clip from Beyonce’s World Tour, she was in DC performing before leaving the country. Michelle, Sasha and Malia went to the concert. At the beginning of the clip you hear Beyonce recognizing Sasha and Malia:

    ps-hey all, after watching PBO tonight, Beyonce will be on NBC performing at the Macy July 4th Concert @ 9pm Eastern. Here’s a preview:

  21. July 4, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    The greedy car makers are pushing back at the fuel standards from the Obama administration:


    Have you ever Noticed that he takes on all the special interests on both sides? No wonder the left and right extremes are a problem. Lol!

  22. 53 Kasai
    July 4, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Thanks Lisa for the beautiful videos and heads up on Beyonce performing, I didn’t know

    Happy 4th :0)

  23. 54 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
    July 4, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Thanks for another informative link Jovie. You never say Bill Clinton doing this. And folks wonder why he is promoting Huntsman, Romney, and Bachmann. Corporate baby……they hate government regulation. The ANTI-OBAMA beat from money boys will get louder. Obviously PBO is not afraid of gaining disfavor from them. He trully is a “Peoples President”. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 55 gc
      July 4, 2011 at 3:13 pm

      Keith – I just noticed your work at BWD and loved it – clear, concise and positive! I work for the school system, so was not terribly focussed until recently (and now have a hospitalization pending, so I’ll be lost in space again) but, I’m going to try to follow you.

  24. 59 Karen Sr.
    July 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I’ve got my Twitter account up. Will y’all follow me on Twitter? @Sweetbay I’m following you. INDEPENDENCE!!!!!

    Love this song Doris.

  25. 61 CEB
    July 4, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Sometimes I just sit back in amazement and wonder at all of the various parts of our POTUS; loving father and husband, baby whisperer, comforter,and sports nut on one hand, and master strategist and steeley -eyed ass kicker (I just re-watched the 60 mminutes interview re: the killing of bin laden)on the other. As someone stated up-thread, “what a man, what a man, what a man, what a mighty good man!”. This is a POTUS like non-other; we are so lucky.

    Obama/Biden 2012, fired up!

    • 62 Anonymous
      July 4, 2011 at 3:54 pm

      And with all his talents, intellect and accomplishments, he’s so easy to talk to. Just a man of the people. The video of him visiting Ross really shows this to me. The way he chatted with the folks in the restaurant so easily. The way the owner hugged and kissed him and then when they were talking during his visit, she would touch his arm like he was a relative or a very close friend. He’s just so easy for people to talk with. That’s why this stupid media meme about him being aloof (started during the primaries) is such a crock. When people meet him they see he’s anything but aloof.

  26. July 4, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Good news. Largest teachers union endorses PBO’s re-election. No union has ever endorsed this early in campaign.


  27. 65 utaustinliberal
    July 4, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Since we’re all reminiscing, I found this video of Yolanda Adams performing at the whitehouse. The song is A Chane Gonna Come by Sam Cook. Everytime I hear Yolanda singing it, I get chills.The woman has got some pipes on her!

    • July 4, 2011 at 4:05 pm

      i can’t stop crying!

    • 67 Doris
      July 4, 2011 at 4:08 pm

      Lawd have mercy. Oh my goodness, just beautiful ut, that went straight through me. Wowser, thanks for sharing that. That’s a keeper, adding it to my favorites!

    • 68 Kasai
      July 4, 2011 at 4:09 pm

      OH!!!! thank you Utaustinliberal………I love her, and this songs brings much emotions…..

      I remember..I got tears rolling..when PBO on his inauguration address said this ‘CHANGE HAS COME TO AMERICA”

      Thanks again for this video…Happy 4th:-)

    • 69 louc1
      July 5, 2011 at 10:01 am

      I’m real late on this but just had to comment. Miz Yolanda is a great supporter of PBO. She speaks of him fondly on the her morning radio show and she has her listeners lift him up in prayer often. Even though it is a gospel/talk show – she will have sometimes even have a hot topic call in on something to do with the President and it is always positive!

  28. July 4, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    While things aren’t what we think they should be, we must never forget what it was.


  29. 71 Doris
    July 4, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Chips, if you can drop me an e-mail, there is something I would like to share with you. thanks. Doris

  30. 74 Karen Sr.
    July 4, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Isn’t this just like him? Slipping little visits in here and there. Always with his finger on the pulse. Motivating, appreciating, supporting. Was there another President like this and I just wasn’t paying attention? I’ve never seen anything like him. How lucky are we???

  31. 75 dotster
    July 4, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    There is a very heartwarming documentary on CNN right now. Going state to state interviewing new citizens, where they’re from, why they came here, what they love about this country etc. There have been a couple references to President Obama. It began with he and another guy reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, and then this really nice Polish guy said when President Obama was elected, he knew this was a full democracy, and he isn’t going anywhere, this is the country for him. It’s really great.

    • July 4, 2011 at 4:35 pm

      i’m watching it too dotster. The one thing that one lady said that struck me was that people in this country are always complaining. Maybe some of us should spend more time counting our blessings. But for the grace of GOD some us could be in the Sudan or Malawi.

    • 77 dotster
      July 4, 2011 at 5:38 pm

      I just realized this is Alexandra Pelosi’s documentary, Nancy’s daughter. It’s America Through The Eyes of Immigrants: A 50 State Road Trip. The premiere is tonight on HBO at 9p.m. Eastern. For some reason CNN got permission to air it this afternoon. Try to watch it, one and all. It is well worth it. Emotional and beautiful.

    • July 4, 2011 at 5:46 pm

      My husband got me to watch that program with him yesterday. It brought back my own memories when I was sworn in on May 2, 2008. I sped up my paperwork so that I could get the chance to vote for PBO. And on that day in November, I took my son with me. For, it was not just a vote, it was the first time I voted for any person in my life. My tears filled my glasses, I could hardly see what I was doing.

      When I left home back in the early 80s, we did not hold elections. Voting for POB that day was one of the best experiences I have had in my life. I wrote a piece for my local paper, talking about voting for the first time.

      • 79 dotster
        July 4, 2011 at 6:15 pm

        Thank you so much for your very moving personal account. There is so much to learn from people like you and all the new citizens featured in this documentary. We forget how fortunate we are to live here. It’s a reminder to be grateful and to count our blessings and to keep working to make sure this country remains the beacon of hope as seen “through the eyes of immigrants”.

      • 80 GGail
        July 4, 2011 at 6:46 pm

        AT2a, thank you for sharing your personal story with us. We need reminders from immigrants like you to remind us how blessed we truly are. And how fortunate we are to have a First Family and Administration working to keep America the land of the FREE and the HOME of the BRAVE. Thank you very much!

  32. 81 isonprize
    July 4, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    testing wordpress. Can someone please reply so I can test WordPress please? Thanks…

  33. 86 Kasai
    July 4, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Our VP Biden..has 5000 followers already……Way to GO Joe:-) Glad to be one of your followers:-)

    • 87 isonprize
      July 4, 2011 at 4:47 pm

      Ya’ll are gonna MAKE me learn about twitter, aren’t you?? ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰ Dang, as if I have any extra time…. But after PBO and his family, I love, love, LURVE me some Joey!!

  34. 88 utaustinliberal
    July 4, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Hahaha. This video made me lol. This is candidate Obama doing his best imitation of Marlon Brando from one of the greatest movies ever produced; The Godfather.

  35. 91 Tracy
    July 4, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2011/07/happy-4th-of-july-deep-patriots.html Great post from Smartypants today; short video from Van Jones on Rebuilding the American Dream and excerpts from A More Perfect Union. The post on love (PBO and family) is also excellent.

  36. July 4, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Happy Fourth of July Chipsticks and the TODers!!!!

    I haven’t been around for sometime so I’m trying to catch up. Missed you guys. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    You guys are my peeps !!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Will be taking in the 4th of July celbrations at the White House. Can’t wait!!!

  37. 93 GGail
    July 4, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Heads up – White House celebrations, POTUS about to speak 6:30pm E, 3:30pm P in @10 mins

  38. 95 lisalovesobama
    July 4, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Michelle looking dynamite baby!!!!!

  39. 96 lisalovesobama
    July 4, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Loved how the guy was going to move away and Miche dragged him back. So cute, she was like: “no way buddy, take your bow! you deserve it!”

  40. 97 LunarSea
    July 4, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Americans have always bragged about the business bonafides of our candidate as a barometer of whether they would make a good president but who knew that being a community organizer is really the perfect qualifications for the job. Who else is better able to bring people together to work for their community and, by extension, the common good of their country? Business experience and a law degree should be secondary qualifications.

    Today’s random thought after seeing that clip.

  41. 98 LunarSea
    July 4, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    just getting in and the Whitehouse celebration is about to be encored on PBS. Got back just in time. Now to go see what I missed in everyone’s posts today.

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