Thursday: The president is scheduled to travel to Marthaโ€™s Vineyard.

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  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    August 16, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I won’t be able to get close to the President here in Peoria tomorrow, but I will look up to see if I can spot/hear Air Force One! Be still, my heart. Have a great Wednesday, President Obama!

  2. 3 Sue in Minnesota
    August 16, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    When does he start his well deserved vacation….soon I hope.

    • August 16, 2011 at 9:54 pm

      I imagine the President will be glad to start his vacation with his family.

      • August 16, 2011 at 9:56 pm

        I’m sure he loves getting out of Washington and spending time with the real Americans, but I’m sure he also loves the down time with his family.

    • 6 dotster
      August 16, 2011 at 10:00 pm

      Thursday, and no one has ever deserved a vacation more, so shut up media. I do think he has enjoyed this little jaunt through the countryside these last couple of days, extra bounce in his step, seemed to be having fun. Looking forward to a vacay with friends and family probably helps too.
      I see Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck are going on the road, a Taking Back the Republic event or some dumb thing. I would think that pretty much wraps up Palin’s presidential ambitions, as humorous as that phrase is all on its own. You don’t join forces with Glenn Beck and then run for president, do you? And would you pay $20–97 bucks for that horror show? Who in the world would? How could you be that stupid?

  3. 7 GGail
    August 16, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Thanks Chipsticks for ANOTHER job well done today! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • August 16, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      You’re welcome GGail, thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • 9 jacquelineoboomer
        August 16, 2011 at 10:04 pm

        This is such a happy place, Chipsticks! What a week. Of course, I’m spending way too much time on your blog!!

        • August 16, 2011 at 10:12 pm

          Jacquelineoboomer, always thrilled to have you here! It’s been a completely wonderful week, even more fired up than before ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • 11 jacquelineoboomer
            August 16, 2011 at 10:24 pm

            ๐Ÿ™‚ And we will keep up the joy, honey bunch – with your help, that is. (Especially if you keep putting up photos like the last one. OMG.)

      • 12 Bobfr
        August 16, 2011 at 10:21 pm

        Just a fantastic service to all of America, Chipsticks, that you and the folk at TPV, Politicus, etc deliver – every day. Just want you to know how grateful I am and am sure many, many others feel the same way.

        Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

      • 13 lmrj
        August 16, 2011 at 10:48 pm

        My main source for the TRUTH! Thank you Chipsticks.

  4. 14 Esmerelda
    August 16, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Goodnight, Chips. And thanks once again for a wonderful summary of the day. I’m way behind on the videos.

  5. 16 nintendowii10
    August 16, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I’m listening to this song by Avril Lavigne and I want to dedicate it to the Obama Diary fam:

  6. 17 P
    August 16, 2011 at 10:14 pm


    • August 17, 2011 at 4:20 am

      P, I agree with you about our President, I do think Michelle is one lucky lady, but I also think Barack is one lucky man. And while I’m at it, Malia and Sasha are two lucky kids to have such wonderful parents. They are two lucky parents to have lovely kids. And we are lucky to have Barack as our President and Michelle as our First Lady.

  7. 19 utaustinliberal
    August 16, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Chipsticks thank you thank you thank you. A million thank yous for the phenomenal job you do. Most especially today. You’ve been 10,000 steps ahead of us with thread after thread after thread. Thank you so much Chica. You help retain my political sanity. ๐Ÿ˜€

    So so soooooooo excited for PBO’s two townhalls tomorrow. Gonna be informative and fun. Hope he and his family have a safe flight and enjoy their Vineyard vacation. They all deserve the downtime.

  8. August 16, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Here is a good story in LA Tiimes

    Obama dares Republicans to block his coming jobs package

    • August 16, 2011 at 10:32 pm

      I hope it’s a big one and not just trade deals, payroll tax cuts and patent reforms. I want a big infrastructure bank at least.

  9. 23 Doris
    August 16, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Hello!!! Looking good. ๐Ÿ˜€

    August 16 Wisconsin recall election results


    Great pic Chips. My previous comment regarding it did not post, but thanks for this beautiful photo.

  10. 27 utaustinliberal
    August 16, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Hahahahahahha… OMG guys you know how we all said Chuck Todd reminds us of pornstar Ron Jeremy? Well I was flipping channels and lo and behold guess who’s on HLN right now? Ding ding ding ding ding…… RON JEREMY!!!!! And he looks like an older version of Chuck Todd! ๐Ÿ˜†

  11. 28 Doris
    August 16, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    State Senate – District 22 – General
    August 16, 2011 – 09:26PM CT

    Wisconsin – 78 of 100 Precincts Reporting – 78%
    Wirch , Bob (i)

    Steitz , Jonathan

    Wirch delared the winner!

    • 29 GGail
      August 16, 2011 at 10:38 pm


      Doris – see my question up thread about District 12

    • 32 JoJothecat
      August 16, 2011 at 11:12 pm

      Congratulations WI…next recall Walker!

      • August 16, 2011 at 11:22 pm

        PPP has Walker polling back upwards of 45% – people have really short memories it seems. Dems should be able to get the votes because it would be statewide and they can pile the votes in from Madison – however they’d need Feingold to announce because he’s the only one who beats Walker by enough to justify the effort.

        I’d like to see the Dems try to recall a couple other State Sens from the 2010 class as well. Shultz might have voted against the anti-union bill, but he also voted for the budget that cut 800M from schools and gave tax breaks to corporations. He’s in a district only slightly less blue than Kapanke’s.

    • 34 TrumpDog
      August 17, 2011 at 12:56 am

      Way to go, WI!!!

  12. August 16, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    That photo of PBO is very revealing of who he is in all respects: the intelligence, the warmth, the consummate charm, the introversion and thoughtfulness, the incredible magnetism, a certain sweet lovingness – just off the charts.

  13. 40 GGail
    August 16, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    I just finished watching the Rev Al show online and towards the end of one segment, I was just shaking my head and laughing….Why does Michael Steele keep returning to Rev Al’s show? Does he like being abused? Or is he that desperate for attention….?

  14. 41 Doris
    August 16, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Holperin won!!!!

  15. August 16, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Thanks Chips, what a way to end a long day with that oh so fine pic of my POTUS!!!!

    • August 16, 2011 at 11:10 pm

      So both Dems won I assume?? Earlier when I was watching my recorded version of Rachel, he was behind. I am glad that he won. She had Ed on her show. Her show was going fine until she brought him on. I stayed just few seconds to see what he was going to say. Just as I thought, he bashed PBO. He need to stop this broken record about the unions and hold himself accountable for telling them to stay at home. PBO ignores him and stays focused.

      • August 16, 2011 at 11:16 pm

        I only watched for few seconds when he was on Rachel. then, when he did the same segment on his show, I muted him. Wanted to hear the end of the show about WI election and hear what John Nichols had to say, but figured I didn’t need to hear Ed bashing PO.

        GO WISCONSIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. August 16, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Let Obama be Obama

    The man in the Oval Office right now is not Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton. Given the constant references to these former presidents amid the post-debt deal crescendo of hand-wringing from supporters, criticism from opponents and commentary from the chattering class, a casual observer could easily be confused.

    But actually, itโ€™s Barack Obama. And hereโ€™s the dirty little secret: Heโ€™s governing exactly as he said he would.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/61439.html#ixzz1VFijXJXR

  17. 53 GGail
    August 16, 2011 at 11:29 pm


    On the fourth election day of the summer, two Democratic incumbents were victorious. Sen. Jim Holperin (D-Conover) beat challenger and tea party activist Kim Simac of Eagle River, and Sen. Bob Wirch (D-Pleasant Prairie) easily topped Republican lawyer Jonathan Steitz.


    • 54 jacquelineoboomer
      August 16, 2011 at 11:40 pm

      … and the beauty of it is that these were RECALL elections, needing more boots on the ground than regular elections!

  18. 55 utaustinliberal
    August 16, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Hahahaha Stephen Colbert is on fire tonight. Jon Stewart, take a lesson. Colbert says according to the Constitution, one vote, one man, one dollar! ๐Ÿ˜† He also said “President Obama you are a liar! For giving us healthcare and being President! ๐Ÿ˜† Now he’s making Frank Luntz look like an idiot. ๐Ÿ˜† Oh I’m sorry …. he likes to be called Dr. Frank Luntz ๐Ÿ™„

  19. 57 carolyn
    August 16, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    I wonder if Air Force One has ever been in Peoria, Illinois before……

  20. 59 jacquelineoboomer
    August 16, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Folks – I apologize. Chipsticks – and her glorious content this week – has me so excited that I am now responding to each and every comment on here.

    So, I’ll bid y’all a fond adieu for the evening!

    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.S. Have I mentioned lately that I’m 1000% for Obama-Biden 2012 ??

  21. 60 bonkers
    August 16, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    The dominating wins in Wisconsin tonight are massive victories. They won something like 5 out of 9 recall elections (and very close in some of losses), and the thing I think that gets lost in these is that they happened in strong Repub territory. This is a truly historic result and WI Dems, and Dems everywhere for that matter, should be very encouraged by this against-all-odds success.

    To think they can now turn their 100% focus on the guy who takes 20 minute phones from a fake Billionaire in the middle of a day with possibly the largest protests in state history right outside his window is just very exciting to me. It’s showtime boys and girls!

    • 61 Betsy
      August 17, 2011 at 10:36 am

      Does this mean the Dems have the Senate back, or did they need to win all recall elections to get it back.

  22. 62 HZ
    August 16, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Again, thanks Chips for the beautiful site you create for our TOD Family daily. Today, just terrific again. We love you so much Chips for this haven of love, the best information, the respect that we show to you and to each other, and the loving patience that you give us day in and day out. So please accept my most grateful appreciation to you, Chips. I do not know what I would do without this beautiful place. You are the best. Please get some rest because we are going to be needing this haven in the coming months more than ever. I thank you so much from the depths of my being. Have a restful evening. I love you back Chips and my TOD Family.HZ

  23. 64 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    August 17, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Don’t know if this video was posted before but I just saw it on twitter and had to share. Very enthusiastic people interviewed after the President’s visit to Cannon Falls. These people LOVE the President.

    Congratulations Wisconsin! So happy for the Wisconsin Dems tonight!!!!

  24. 65 globalcitizenlinda
    August 17, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Hey TOD Family, can we let this opportunity go by without us “baptizing” (officially naming) this Presidential bus that President Obama launcged?

    I suspect that the Secret Service already has a nickname for it but come on people, let us show what we have got in terms of nomenclature

  25. 76 Blue
    August 17, 2011 at 12:23 am

    All I can say is that we have a very HOT President!

  26. August 17, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Thank you so much for all that you do for us. Chipsticks you are a light of truth to all of us who are overwhelmed by lies and distortion. I hope that the President is aware of this blog and all who post here. The wonderful collection of posters who bring us news from all over to give us gems of positive news that restore our faith in the goodness of America. Good night and may God bless you all.

  27. 79 professorx10
    August 17, 2011 at 6:41 am

    As a person who use to be of conservative mind. Don’t say beast, I know how the Republican party thinks.

    How about

    O-Force one

    See you peeps later got to go to school

  28. August 17, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Breaking News.

    AP source: Obama to give major speech in early Sept. to unveil ideas for jobs, economic growth .

    August 17, 2011 at 9:55 am


    • August 17, 2011 at 11:04 am

      I totally agree with you Sue D. Smith. The last time he was on Oprah he said that those times were the family was together, were some of the best time.

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