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President Obama speaks about damage done by Hurricane Irene next to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate in the Rose Garden of the White House, August 28


President Barack Obama meets to discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Irene with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and Chief of Staff Bill Daley in the Oval Office, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

124 Responses to “the latest”

  1. 1 proudmemberofglobalzero
    August 28, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Thank you for all you do Chips. I am thankful for the leadership of President Obama and more importantly….contact that I have made to friends in the affected areas.

    Power is the thing most needed at this time. I hope trucks are already in NC.

    • 2 Doris
      August 28, 2011 at 5:11 pm

      Hi Sue, yes, glad that your friends are doing okay. It is my hope that power is restored soon in those affected states. The President and his team are on top of it. We are truly blessed.

  2. 3 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Loved it. The first group President Obama thanked were the “scientists” who gave us the information to move forward on how to prepare for the hurricane.

    Take that, Republicans! Scientists!

    • August 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm

      What a great statement from all three. They just reek of knowledge, compassion and pride of doing the right thing. SO proud of this White House.

    • 5 HZ
      August 28, 2011 at 6:45 pm

      Yes. See how they are looking more and more like small minded people each and everyday. You just can’t keep mocking the truths. Well stated jacquelineoboomer. HZ

  3. 6 sjterrid
    August 28, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I Couldn’t get the volume to work on whitehouse.gov. What did he say?

  4. August 28, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I’m am so digging Scott Pelley.

    • 11 bonkers
      August 28, 2011 at 6:10 pm

      Word of caution about Pelley….one of my number 1 “tells” about a reporter is if they use the “Democrat Party” b.s. (instead of the correct DemocratIC Party), and Pelley did that for a while on 60 Minutes until I think he was called on it enough. He had to dial it back a little so his real motivation wouldn’t be exposed too much.

      More on that Repub little game and just some of Pelley’s usage here:

      William F. Buckley publicly refused to use it back in the 50s since he felt it made the Repubs look childish and uneducated. Guess Pelley wasn’t too worried about that though…

      • 12 Ladyhawke
        August 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm

        Thanks for the feedback on Scott Pelley. I must say that is disappointing for a reporter on 60 Minutes.

        Anyway, Tweety gets on my one last nerve and I don’t watch his show any more, but I remember back in February 2009 he called out Darryl Issa about the “Democrat” slur nonsense. Issa is just repulsive. He is spinning his wheels trying to embarrass President Obama as chairman of government oversight. The problem is that if anyone needs to be exposed it’s Issa himself. Media Matters could write a small novel on his shenanigans. The thought of Issa being responsible for government oversight is a joke.

        Chris Matthews chides Rep. Issa’s use of “Democrat Party”

  5. 13 GGail
    August 28, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    I was watching Fox 11 here in Los Angeles (No Country for Old Men) and was about to get up and watch POTUS online, when low and behold, they cut from the movie to show the President speak!!!! Then ole Ed Henry gave his synopsis of what was said. He couldn’t resist giving warning words that “so far” things have gone relatively well, but the flooding could still present a problem”. It just sticks in their craw to give POTUS and his Administration praise. He said, “it’s too early to give a A+ grade” WHAT???!!!!!

    • 14 Doris
      August 28, 2011 at 5:19 pm

      Lord I can’t take him. I’ve lost all respect for Ed Henry.

      • 15 COS
        August 28, 2011 at 5:23 pm

        Henry has completely sold his soul, at least the small amount that he hasd left.

        • 16 Doris
          August 28, 2011 at 5:26 pm

          He’s gotten so mean spirited and snarky. I’m so sick of the haters. I used to like him. How these people change and FOX will probably push him over the edge if he hasn’t already gone there.

          • 17 dotser
            August 28, 2011 at 6:20 pm

            Henry was always a pill on CNN, IMHO. He was always so annoying and unlikable. I always compared him to the kid who sat in the front row in class right in front of the teacher, raised and waved his hand for every answer, thought he knew it all and really did not know much of anything. And he never failed to be a pain in the butt to President Obama, unnecessarily and obviously. He always looked like he would rather kiss a snake than ever give President Obama credit for anything. Never any fair reporting about anything Obama, always critical, sarcastic. Like John King, who remains at CNN, Henry always appeared to me to have “issues”. FOX is where he rightfully belongs.

    • 22 Sue in Minnesota
      August 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm

      As a memver in good standing (I think) of Princess Cassandra Potty mouth’s court….let me be the first to say, “Ed Henry shut your sorry mouth up!”

  6. August 28, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    WHOA. Check this photo out of the storm approaching NC:


    • 30 Doris
      August 28, 2011 at 5:34 pm

      Saw that, wasn’t that something. Simply beautiful.

    • 31 Ladyhawke
      August 28, 2011 at 5:35 pm

      That is an amazing photo. Just breathtaking.

    • 32 EDP4BHO
      August 28, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      LHM , I didn’t want to think how bad that must have been. I have about nine family households between NC and VA. So far, they are all fine. I would have been extra worried had I seen that photo before now. God’s awesome power is no joke.

      • 33 HZ
        August 28, 2011 at 6:18 pm

        EDP4BHO, God did not want you to see it until now. You were given the grace of not worrying anymore than you already had on your plate. But now you see God’s awesome power to give thanks for your beautiful families. I call it my P and P moments in life. I see His Power and then I give Him Praise in whatever my situation will be. I am so grateful that your family members are all fine. I had five family members households in three 4 states. P and P. HZ

        • 34 GGail
          August 28, 2011 at 6:25 pm

          I like that HZ. P and P! Power and Praise. You are truly a child of God HZ.

        • 35 EDP4BHO
          August 28, 2011 at 8:27 pm

          Thank you, you lovely soul. Such beauty and to think PBO gets to receive same from you. More proof that he is deserving of wonderful people supporting him, and those other whatever you call them, may they soon see God’s wrath ๐Ÿ˜€

    • 36 Debz
      August 28, 2011 at 6:27 pm

      Wow, beautiful photo, but I can safely say that from the midwest. I don’t think I would want to see it in person.

      • 37 Sue in Minnesota
        August 28, 2011 at 8:51 pm

        I so agree. In a nasty storm it is high wind that terrifies me most. I don’t think I would care to go through one of these.

    • August 28, 2011 at 7:36 pm

      I need someone to help me understand this. For all those people who do not believe in science and climate change how do they explin the Hurricanes, the Tonardos, etc?

      • August 28, 2011 at 8:34 pm

        Hurricanes and tornadoes are natural and occur at varying rates, Africa. We had a very light hurricane season last year. It’s really not reasonable to use these storms as indicators for global warming. The real indicator is the loss of ice on the poles and the rising sea levels. Hurricanes dissipate heat and are necessary for the healthy of the oceans and the planet. The big concern is that the increase of fresh water from ice melting will shut down the gulf stream. That happens and we’re all screwed. Climate deniers aren’t rational and cannot be reasoned with. They can’t grasp the very simple science behind what is happening in the pole regions or the oceans. They feel stupid and cover for it. The other deniers are shills for the oil/gas companies who don’t want to lose business if people stop depending on their product.

    • 40 Tally
      August 28, 2011 at 7:39 pm

      That photo is AWESOME in every sense of the word!

    • 41 85mimi
      August 28, 2011 at 8:27 pm

      I feel so fortunate to have literally stumbled upon such a wonderful site where people actually seem to get along and care about each other. I’ll introduce myself in a more appropriate place later – though not much to tell. What lovely people here from the bit I’ve seen so far. Anyway, this is called a shelf cloud and is actually taken from a storm in Kansas a few years ago. It still doesn’t lessen the beauty and powerfulness of nature.


      • 42 Sue in Minnesota
        August 28, 2011 at 9:03 pm

        Welcome to the neighborhood (borrowing the phrase from the Good Reverand AL) so glad you are joining in the conversation.
        These pictures are incredible, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like them with my own eyes.

        B’Gosh…there’s an Oshkosh Nebraska..who knew ๐Ÿ˜‰ I now there was a Chief Oshkosh of the Menominee Indian tribe…didn’t know NE had an Oshkosh too. I am so easily entertained ๐Ÿ˜€

        • 43 85mimi
          August 28, 2011 at 9:13 pm

          Thanks for the warm welcome. I sure hope they keep the good Rev on TV, so had to smile at the phrase. Yep, I’m easily entertained as well. Again, what a refreshing site! Be well, Jennifer aka Mimi by the grandkids.

      • August 28, 2011 at 9:13 pm

        85Mimi, Welcome to our terrific family! Take off your shoes and make yourself comfortable – if you love our president. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Seriously, this is a good place to hang out and share/obtain good political information and we are happy to have you join us.

      • 45 GGail
        August 28, 2011 at 9:31 pm

        Welcome 85mimi. You couldn’t have stumbled into a better pro Obama site. Cheers!

  7. 46 Ladyhawke
    August 28, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    The difference in the beliefs for the role of government in the lives of the American people could not be more stark between Democrats and Republicans.

    President Barack Obama provides an update on the status of Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011:

    Speaking in the Rose Garden with DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and FEMA Director Craig Fugate, President Obama pledged that FEMA would work with local agencies and communities in the upcoming days to ensure the American people get the help they need. He also made it a point to stress to the states – IF YOU NEED SOMETHING, I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT.

    President Ronald Reagan:

    – Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.

    – The ten most dangerous words in the English language are โ€œHi, Iโ€™m from the government, and Iโ€™m here to help.โ€

  8. 49 GGail
    August 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Oh, what I would give to be able to look at POTUS and say “Yes, Mr. President”. I heard Janet say it yesterday and I got a chill.

    • 50 EDP4BHO
      August 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm

      Heehee, I’m getting back to my budget. Don’t wanna even imagine how I’d perform in front of PBO. Now, we know he’s only a mortal man, and what he is to us is of our own doing, i.e. adoration and trust, but…..the man is MAGNIFICENT. ๐Ÿ˜€

      • 51 85mimi
        August 28, 2011 at 8:56 pm

        This applies to nothing I suppose, but PBO has the most beautiful hands. Just look at his hand on the back of Craig Fugate. Perfect for the piano and guitar. Ahem, sorry, carried away there for a moment. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • 52 Sue in Minnesota
          August 28, 2011 at 9:09 pm

          There are several here that feel the same way. I think his hands are iconic, especially the left hand with his wedding finger. Like his ears, or his profile, I would recognize them anywhere. I also love his handwriting….I’ld love to see what a palmist and a graphologist ‘s analysis of both would reveal.

          • August 28, 2011 at 9:23 pm

            ‘I think his hands are iconic……. I would recognize them anywhere’

            This is just weird Sue in M, I had the very same thought about his hands a couple of weeks ago and had a serious talk with myself about hanging on to sanity! (Cough! Cough! Ahem! Ahem! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) I was looking at a picture of his hand in some video or other and thought ‘Hey, I would recognize that hand anywhere’, then backtracked when I said it aloud and realized that it sounded a bit odd. I don’t know Sue in M, are we drinking the same water?

            • 54 Sue in Minnesota
              August 28, 2011 at 10:31 pm

              We are on the same wavelength…no doubt. Maybe it is our addictive nature :D… I was on the wagon for a total of 8hrs all of which time I was asleep. If I am going to be an addict, I can not think of a better addiction than TOD’s.

              I have been fascinated with President Obama’s hands from day one, and his handwriting….don’t show me the palm of his hand or I will be lost in contemplation of the lines on his palms for hours. I suspect there are indicators of greatness there, pretty obvious hunch. I like all that stuff, numerology, graphology, astrology, tarot, meditation….any and everything that helps me in my self-awareness.
              Although at my age I should probably have figured myself out by now ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

              I’ld like to reassure you that we are both perfectly sane, despite our PBO addiction, and would suggest that we both have a keen eye for details ๐Ÿ˜€ Do you talk to yourself out loud sometimes, that’s another thing I sometimes do !

              • August 28, 2011 at 11:08 pm

                I not only talk to myself out loud at times, I manage a two way conversation all on my own! ๐Ÿ˜‰ PBO has been my only uncontrollable addiction in all my decades on the planet, so I make no apologies to friends or family who deride my obsession. I feel I’m allowed one. ๐Ÿ˜‰

                • 56 Sue in Minnesota
                  August 29, 2011 at 1:53 pm

                  Ok now I need a hand up……because I am on the floor laughing. And reassured that I am not alone in my quirks. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am definitely going to borrow your defense , “I feel I’m allowed one.”

              • August 29, 2011 at 12:57 am

                I read tarot.

                I even rent out for parties.


                ….everyone has a skill. ๐Ÿ˜›

                • 58 Sue in Minnesota
                  August 29, 2011 at 1:49 pm

                  That takes great insight…I am impressed. I am amedning your moniker to Princess Cassandra Potty Mouth the Mystical.

                  Also, I’ld get in line for one of your readings.

      • 60 Obama Grandmama
        August 28, 2011 at 11:31 pm

        I am worried to see the deep furrows in PBO’s brow though. He came right back from Martha’s Vineyard into being sure Hurricane Irene did not devastate our Country. That is a major worry for anyone person to shoulder.

    • 61 HZ
      August 28, 2011 at 6:00 pm

      Me too, GGail. I have a lovely pillow with a beautiful photo of the President pointing his finger and saying,”They call me, Mr. President.” It is on a sofa that facing the french door of my study. I love that setting.

      • 62 Sue in Minnesota
        August 28, 2011 at 6:17 pm

        So HZ confess, do you ‘snuggle’ with the President every now and then? ๐Ÿ˜€

        • 63 GGail
          August 28, 2011 at 6:26 pm

          cute. I know I would.

        • 64 HZ
          August 28, 2011 at 6:28 pm

          No, Sue. It is my pillow to remind me to say each morning as I lean over the sofa to open the blinds” “They call me Mr. President.” The main reasons that I got the pillow are: because of the beautiful command of his presence in the photo, and two; I was so tired of people not giving him his due title and the respect when you say those words. It just seems like(still) so many people do not and will never call him, Mr. President. So, I do as much as I want to and try to make up for all of the ugly people each day.HZ

          • 65 Sue in Minnesota
            August 28, 2011 at 9:18 pm

            HZ that disturbs me as well……I try always to refer to him as our President for that very reason, although he feels like family to me and my true impulse is to call him Barack. I love the way his sister Maya pronounces it, and the Irish..”O’Leary, O’Reilly, O’hare and O’Hara no one is more Irish than Bar ack Obama.”

            I don’t like people to use nicknames in reference to him, but what really bugs me is Mr. Obama…am I wrong to think that is in someway condescending….that’s what it seems like to me. Call him President Barack Obama!

            • 66 Obama Grandmama
              August 28, 2011 at 11:38 pm

              Earlier on I heard that President Obama is supposed to be used the first time he is mentioned then it can be Obama or Mr Obama after that. I DO remember the title being used all the time for previous presidents but know I am certainly sensitive this time around and may not have noticed it before. However, HE is the president currently and when he does not get the title used very much and I hear Governor Palin used for a person that quit her job half way through and is no longer in office referred to as Gov Palin each and every time she is referred to I find that not following their own journalistic rule.

  9. August 28, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I love this casual hard at work look.

    This president seems to love this shirt. I wonder how many does he have hanging in his closet?

    • 68 Doris
      August 28, 2011 at 6:14 pm

      This one and that steel blue one. They are his favorites. I like the blue one. I’ll bet he has many. He’s as handsome as ever.

      • August 28, 2011 at 6:22 pm

        Yes he is a handsome man.

        I remember Michelle and the girls mocking him because of his lack of fashion sense.

      • 70 HZ
        August 28, 2011 at 6:31 pm

        I love both as well. I am sure Michell, our beautiful went shopping and made sure that he has many. Remember, he once stated that he does not like to shop. I love our beautiful gift in our President of the United States. HZ

    • 71 GGail
      August 28, 2011 at 6:27 pm

      bjw2, I smiled when I saw the shirt because I knew it would be a topic here at TOD. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • August 28, 2011 at 8:24 pm

        I bet he put out the word to stock his shirt drawer with many. Nothing like comfort when you’re working hard. He looks very, very good every day.

  10. 73 Me4obama
    August 28, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    I would like to that the scientists for giving us the information that helped us in the preparation efforts. Really? Really Mr. President, why are you Brain Washing our children with Science. I will join the Home scholars to support Perry come 2012.

    • 74 Anonymous
      August 28, 2011 at 6:48 pm

      I loved him for that too. Put the emphasis where it belongs. It’s science that explains the origin, it’s science that allowed them to prepare. And President Obama made clear the political distinction from those in denial in the Repub Party, including many of those now in the running for POTUS! (mind-boggling) and those who are sane, smart and sensible.

      • 75 Anonymous
        August 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm

        hmmmm—I’m now showing up as anonymous. It’s me dotster. I changed my browser from firefox to google chrome so I could continue to enjoy the multitude of beautiful vids on this site. What am I missing? What else do I need to do to regain my dotsterness?

  11. 77 mtmarilyn
    August 28, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    I know Chips will have the video up as soon as it’s available, I too was unable to watch.

  12. 79 Debz
    August 28, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    You mean you want to join the Home shkulars?

    • 80 Me4obama
      August 28, 2011 at 7:03 pm

      No Debz it’s “Home scholars” and “cooperations” are people. That’s how this tea party guy that’s follows me on Twitter spells his words, And I want to honor his use of the English language by repeating his spellings.

  13. 81 collegekay
    August 28, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    He looks like he got a tan.

  14. 83 carolyn
    August 28, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Competence and planning…..what an amazing duo! Let me tell you the people here in Oklahoma were certainly thankful for FEMA after our tornadoes. The FEMA people were on site immediately!
    OT…the youth were the ushers this morning at church. One of the teenage boy ushers had on his Obama tee shirt! Didn’t get a chance to tell him I liked it, but a man on the end of the row in front of me did, I know because the boy smiled. This church is a Congregational UCC church in OKC, the oasis for progressive, liberal minded people here. If you ever hear that Dr. Robin Meyers is going to speak in your town, go hear him. He is a phenomenal speaker, and just a wonderful, humble person.

  15. 84 donna dem 4 obama
    August 28, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I love our President. If this piece doesn’t inspire you to work your heart out for his re-election well….nothing will.


    • 85 Debz
      August 28, 2011 at 6:51 pm

      Thanks donna for this video, it is wonderful to watch it again. That is one day none of us will ever experience again. A President like PBO comes along once in a lifetime, and his election was a once in a lifetime event.

      • 86 Anonymous
        August 28, 2011 at 7:04 pm

        Wowโ€ฆChips will you make this a separate thread whenever you have the timeโ€ฆ? Thx Donna for the video!

      • 88 Sue in Minnesota
        August 28, 2011 at 9:37 pm

        I am so choked up after watching that…hard cry.

        I was really paying attention to the state returns, I did not realize how radically Republican the south is. Yikes. Louisana blows me away….I guess I always assumed it would be more liberal.

        Now I also know why McCain is such a frickin’ cry baby, he’s still hurtin’ from the ass whoopin he got ๐Ÿ˜€

    • 89 halo
      August 28, 2011 at 8:25 pm

      I remember this so vividly! What a once in a lifetime moment!

      • 90 85mimi
        August 28, 2011 at 9:21 pm

        Halo, most definitely. Must have used an entire box of Kleenex. So sad that reality had to hit so soon. The list of things (from the idiots in Congress to Irene are almost unbelievable.

      • 91 Obama Grandmama
        August 28, 2011 at 11:52 pm

        It doesn’t hurt to revisit this video as it was such a moment of elation for so many of us. I pray we revisit this as a real event in the next election.

    • August 28, 2011 at 8:54 pm

      OMG, so much joy and pride on that stage. Both families together with the nation. Such a tremendous memory for every single one of us.

    • 93 GGail
      August 28, 2011 at 9:47 pm

      Donna, I’m sniffling and crying like it happened this morning. This vid needs to be dusted off and sent out over and over to reawaken the spirit in people who have become jaded from negativity.

  16. 94 Gc
    August 28, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Still without power in ct but grateful this president is at the helm

    • 95 Fred
      August 28, 2011 at 6:38 pm

      hang in there GC

    • 96 desertflower
      August 28, 2011 at 7:08 pm

      Spoke with my girlfriend in Marborbough and she is w/o power as well…but they are all fine! Bet power companies from other states are on the way to help out….I remember Hurricane Bob and Gloria…..thanked those out of state angels BIG TIME!

  17. 97 Fred
    August 28, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    I don’t know how accurate this is but I had to post this just in case it is and PLEASE forget the Daily Kos part and read it since this concerns the President and the upcoming elections ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    BREAKING: Leaked Rove email singles out Daily Kos

    • 98 Desraye
      August 28, 2011 at 6:51 pm

      This was a snark.

    • August 28, 2011 at 7:32 pm

      I think there was a snark tag at the bottom of that diary. But it might as well serve as a for true piece, given the bile spewed on that site.

      • 100 Sue in Minnesota
        August 28, 2011 at 9:42 pm

        I read it too….thought some over there should consider it deeply, as if someone was holding a mirror up to them.

    • August 28, 2011 at 8:01 pm

      I’m assuming it’s a piss-take on the Firebaggers … but there’s probably a lot of truth in it too!

      • 102 hopefruit2
        August 28, 2011 at 8:10 pm

        Yes, it’s a not-so subtle dig at the “progressive” wagon, most of whom happen to be convenienly comprised of ex-Republicans who would be just fine with a Romney or Hunstman, but yet claim to have problems with President Obama not being “left” enough.

    • August 28, 2011 at 9:43 pm

      Hi Fred, as you rest up for tomorrow, know that you will be in our thoughts throughout the day, and we will be sending positive vibes your way. May you ‘feel’ our presence all day as different TOD-ers, at different times, hold you close in mind!

  18. August 28, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Hey guys, first time I’ve been able to check in here from Richmond VA.

    Lost power yesterday at around 2pm, and it’s still not back on. Right now I’m in a lovely hotel downtown that’s up and running well. I had withdrawals not being able to connect to the internet ๐Ÿ˜ฅ .

    Trees down everywhere, and hundreds of thousands (they estimate 70% of Dominion Power customers) in this area are without power. I truly expected it to be back this afternoon, but we decided to go ahead and be comfortable tonight since the temperature climbed up close to 90 degrees today.

    Of course, I’m sure the fact that I’m in the odious Eric Can’tor’s district ๐Ÿ‘ฟ has nothing to do with the slow response ๐Ÿ™„ .

    Counting my blessings: everyone is okay, our belongings are safe, and we have the resources to be comfortable tonight.

    Everybody take care, and now I’m going to enjoy going through the posts from the last coupla days. So glad to see our wonderful POTUS in charge. Thanks, Chips and TOD Fam!

  19. 114 Debz
    August 28, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    I hope everyone of you get your power back soon.

  20. 115 Anne in Tn
    August 28, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Thanks for the memory. It brought tears of joy then and again now.

  21. August 28, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Just added the video ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. August 28, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    So wonderful to see that video again. Will never, ever forget that night. And election night 2012 is going to be even better. Spent another day registering voters in Indianapolis and people are fired up!

    Oh and may I say that our President was looking soooooooooooo fine in those light slacks. Swaggering like a leader. Ha, love it that he makes the right wing nut jobs’ heads explode.

  23. August 28, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Good Evening to Chipsticks also. We thank you so much for all of your continued loving and hard work to keep the TOD family well informed. We love you, Chips, and we pray that you are fine as well. Get rest as well. I love you so much for your caring and sweet but also firm spirit. Thanks so much, Chips. Loving you back,HZ

  24. 120 Me4obama
    August 28, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Iam watching the first lady on BET

  25. 121 Me4obama
    August 28, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Am in tears. Michelle is so inspiring. What a woman

  26. 123 carolyn
    August 28, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Regarding Scott Pelley and CBS…..I’m of the generation who watches the evening news, and I started watching CBS when Pelley took over. Sometimes he misses, but for the most part he brings the news, not hype, not opinion. I like CBS because they bring INTERNATIONAL news, not New York news. Friday evening bothCBS and ABC were only concerned with the possible effect of Irene on New York…..never mind the rest of the country. However, I turned to CBS and Anthony Mason was talking about Libya…..they didn’t overdose on Irene. CBS, I think, is rebuilding their international news division. They usually start with international news, which I like. I also like the world map behind Pelley…..just like Cronkite. Hopefully they will find their way back as a solid news organization. Diane Sawyer is just plain silly.

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