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Tonight: President Obama attends and addresses the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Phoenix Awards dinner. First Lady Michelle Obama will also attend.

Tomorrow: The President leaves Washington for a three-day swing to Washington state, California & Colorado. The trip includes seven fundraisers. On Sunday he attends fundraisers in Seattle before flying on to San Francisco.

Monday: The President holds a Town Hall Meeting on his jobs bill hosted by LinkedIn at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

Tuesday: The President promotes the American Jobs Act with a speech at Denver’s Abraham Lincoln High School.

103 Responses to “coming up”

  1. 1 collegekay
    September 24, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Also on Monday, the BET (Black Entertainment Television) network interviews him at 7:30 eastern to discuss how the jobs bills can help AA’s who’ve been disproportionately affected by the recession.

  2. 4 GGail
    September 24, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Thanks Chipsticks for including the Town Hall event hosted by LinkedIn.

    POTUS will be attending one of his southern California fundraisers at the House of Blues here on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood!

    I’m really looking forward to the CBC event tonight. People watching – complete with sound and color! LOL!!!

    • 5 Desraye
      September 24, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      They betta not act up.

    • 6 theo67
      September 24, 2011 at 5:06 pm

      I didn’t realize he was going to make it here to Southern CA – I thought he was only going to San Francisco. Great news! Clear the rancid air left over after the GOP debates. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 7 Me4obama
        September 24, 2011 at 5:13 pm

        Am not looking forward to the CBC event. He should not give those traitors more publicity than they deserve and I mean Maxine and the rest of her gang. But PBO is a better person than I am, but I hope he flips a figure at the end of the speech and slams the podium ๐Ÿ™„

        • 8 theo67
          September 24, 2011 at 5:16 pm

          Ha! While I can’t see him flipping them off or slamming the podium, I do think that his appearance makes them seem like very small, petty people. I don’t think it’s the whole caucus that’s a problem, just the very vocal ones. I hope he reminds them that they write the legislation, and that they have jobs to do for their constituents and that whatever they do for the whole population should help the black population, too.

          • 9 Me4obama
            September 24, 2011 at 5:32 pm

            Why can’t the rest of them make Maxine and Cleaver SHUT UP. I agree with everything tou said theo, PBO is way better than that, am just so disgusted and upset with Maxine who attacks PBO in the name of CBC.

        • 11 Fred
          September 24, 2011 at 5:30 pm

          Me4 do you want to bet that those so-called black “leaders” who don’t sign bills into Law like our President like West and Smiley and Waters;Cleaver and every other bought and paid hater will be tripping all over each other to be seen with the President and shake his hand or take a picture with him? ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • 12 Me4obama
            September 24, 2011 at 5:40 pm

            Fred, I think i saw on twitter that Maxine Waters was named the most corrupt in congress, so she will need a hug from PBO to wash away that shame.

          • 16 sjterrid
            September 24, 2011 at 7:09 pm

            Fred, I was thinking the same thing, Have you ever seen anyone of them saying the things they are saying in front of him. Notice none of them are actually running for president, they are looking for someone to come forward. Good luck with that!

            • 17 Fred
              September 24, 2011 at 7:53 pm

              you got it SJ.

              Bashing THIS President who has had to deal with 1 garbage after the other in no particular order mind you :BP;earthquakes;economy;OBL;avoiding gvt shutdown;Gabby Giffords (bless and protect her always);the death of Ted Kennedy (rest his soul);the Carnival Barker and the birth certificate debacle;death panels;tsunami ;hell I can go on and on but we can agree that they are free well in the case of Smiley and West their traps have been bought and Waters and Cleaver can yap all they want but they have ZERO responsibilities

        • 18 meabloom
          September 24, 2011 at 7:36 pm

          O.K!!! I just a had a visual of that and I am DYING!!!! Although they so deserve it, If he flipped them off and slapped the podium I would die laughing. Only because I know that’s not his personality.


  3. September 24, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    i plan to be on his speech like a laser. Maybe i’ll get a look at our turd blossom Maxine Waters.

  4. 20 Me4obama
    September 24, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Hello Chips, I made a request on the Morgan Freeman thread, please disregard it, thank you.

  5. 23 carolyn
    September 24, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    He knows what he’s dealing with….and it will be beautiful! He can deal with people who are ignorant critics so clearly and so graciously! Will they never learn???

  6. September 24, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Make sure Maxine is sitting in a corner with a dunce cap. ๐Ÿ™„

    • September 24, 2011 at 5:32 pm

      LOL I want to see Maxine Waters UNLEASHED tonight. Go ahead, Maxine, let us know what you think and how you REALLY feel about PBO.

      • 26 lmrj
        September 24, 2011 at 5:37 pm

        At least she has been stupid enough to show herself to be the snake she really is (apologies to snakes). She will UNLEASH herself to kiss his feet while in his presence. That’s how those cowardly souls usually perform.

      • 27 dotster3
        September 24, 2011 at 5:46 pm

        I see Waters was on the Most Corrupt in Congress list released by CREW this week, along with the very deserving horrible teabagger Joe Walsh. I always wonder if this kind of news is what has made Waters so ornery and nasty, lashing out at Obama when she maybe should be looking inward.

    • September 24, 2011 at 5:36 pm

      ha ha ha – luv it!!!! (she really put her foot in her mouth – maybe she’ll recover – maybe not)

      People forget that Barack Obama is the President of the United States. If they would just READ some of the legislation he’s passed, and some of the legislation he’s proposing, they’d know that his policies have helped ( and will help) EVERYBODY!!

  7. 29 lmrj
    September 24, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    PBO knows EXACTLY what and who he’s dealing with. Just like those pics from the previous thread of PBO with Bubba in the golf cart. Metaphorically and figuratively, PBO is ALWAYS IN THE DRIVERโ€™S SEAT! He’s currently in the flow and taking the fight to his advesaries while at the same time showing support for those of us in his corner. Never takes his eye off of the long game. OUTSTANDING MAN!

  8. 31 dotster3
    September 24, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Saw in the Toledo Blade (Oh) news that the Democratic headquarters there was broken into last night at 3:00a.m. and trashed. Same thing happened in Ca. last week, right? Who’s doing this? Tea party peeps? So much hate. Just ridiculous.

    • 32 utaustinliberal
      September 24, 2011 at 6:21 pm

      Wow. This is majorly disturbing. Hope it’s just a bunch of misguided pranksters.

      • 33 dotster3
        September 24, 2011 at 6:33 pm

        I would hope also except for the fact that it always just happens to be the Democratic headquarters that are targets, not any other kind of establishment.

    • September 24, 2011 at 8:14 pm

      dotster3, they do it because they know they have nothing, and as these GOP candidates debate one another on the world stage, everyone is realizing this down with Obamacare, Department of Education, no taxes, no regulations, and no EPA crazy talk will not create jobs.

      I use to think that these debates would some how harm the presdient, but after the last debate I’ll say the more the better!

  9. 35 dotster3
    September 24, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    See Pizza man Cain won the Florida Repub Straw Poll today. Yikes. The Repubs can’t land on anyone they like. A frightening slate of candidates, may be the worst ever. Probably why I see they’re begging Christie again to jump in and even trying to make the case for our grizzly grifter, Sarah P.

    • 36 utaustinliberal
      September 24, 2011 at 6:21 pm

      Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? Cain won??? *SMH*

      • 37 dotster3
        September 24, 2011 at 6:28 pm

        Fl. news sites are calling it “the greatest upset in Florida voting history” and “stunning” and saying that Cain is now a legitmate Repub candidate for president, as the past winners of Fl. straw poll have a history of becoming the Repub candidate.

        • 38 Fred
          September 24, 2011 at 6:53 pm

          you would think the stolen 2000 elections would be the “greatest upset in Florida voting history” but I digress ๐Ÿ™„

      • 39 Linda
        September 24, 2011 at 6:28 pm

        He won huge !

        Herman Cain: 37.11%
        Rick Perry: 15.43%
        Mitt Romney: 14.00%
        Rick Santorum: 10.88%
        Ron Paul: 10.39%
        Newt Gingrich: 8.43%
        Jon Huntsman: 2.26%
        Michele Bachmann: 1.51%

        • September 24, 2011 at 6:47 pm

          He must have promised pizza in exchange for a vote. Times is hard. ๐Ÿ™„

        • 45 theo67
          September 24, 2011 at 6:54 pm

          In just four weeks, Bachmann went from first to last. Wow.

          • 46 hopefruit2
            September 24, 2011 at 7:14 pm

            That’s why these straw polls are nonsense. They just filler for time wasting Republicans and their BS loving media. Mr. 9-9-9 is NOT going to be the GOP nominee. Romney is. And he’s going to select Huntsman or Pawlenty as his VP.

            • 47 dotster3
              September 24, 2011 at 7:40 pm

              I know the Repub establishment is pushing Romney like crazy—-they’ve really done a number on Perry, especially since he gave him the debate fail opening. But—-Romney just isn’t catching on with the crazy, ultra-conservative Repub voters. I don’t believe they will ever accept a Mormon—-the wrong kind of Christian in their eyes. I just think if Romney was going to win the nomination, he would be way ahead by now, and they’re still flopping and floundering all over the place, searching high and low for another candidate. With Perry’s demise, there’s an opening for Sarah P. which should really make things “fun”.

        • September 24, 2011 at 8:17 pm

          Holy crap Batman, Romney came in third and Huntsman next to last after all the campaigning they’ve done down there.

      • 49 sjterrid
        September 24, 2011 at 7:15 pm

        I’m sorry , could you please tell me what SMH means. Thank you.

  10. 54 Marlz (@marjgra)
    September 24, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I also understand the headquarters in Chicago was also broken into!

    • 55 Marlz (@marjgra)
      September 24, 2011 at 6:10 pm

      Gosh, I sound like Sarah! ALSO!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • 56 GGail
      September 24, 2011 at 6:46 pm

      Ok, these three incidents that we know of: CA,OH, & Chicago are not coincidences. Hmmmmm, I wonder who’s behind this? Whoever it is must be awfully scared that POTUS is gaining so much ground this early in the game.

    • 57 sjterrid
      September 24, 2011 at 7:27 pm

      I remember this happening when he was running for president. It didn’t intimidate us then, it’s not going to work now. Besides mybarackobama makes it very easy to make calls from your home.

  11. 59 Me4obama
    September 24, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    the o’jays-back stabbers

    I saw on twitter some suggested that PBO should make an entrance at the CBC event with that song Back Stabbers by the O’jays.

  12. 62 Me4obama
    September 24, 2011 at 6:12 pm


    Back Stabbers by the o’jays. It’s suits well the CBC especially Maxine.

  13. 66 anniebella
    September 24, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    I am looking forward to the CBC award program tonight because I love to see POTUS and FLOTUS out together, then I love to hear POTUS speak. Maxine Waters shouldn’t even show her crooked face there.

  14. 67 utaustinliberal
    September 24, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    What time does the CBC event begin Chipsticks? Or anyone?

  15. 71 carolyn
    September 24, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    I’m thinking of the picture of the President Chipsticks puts up sometimes…..”…….I’ve got this!” And he always does. He uses a method very few people understand or use…..”killing with kindness.” He will be gracious to Maxine and the rest, and thereby, very Biblically, “heap coals of fire on their heads.” They will feel it in a way that laying into them would never make them feel! I’ve never seen anyone do it like he does…..He is so disciplined, and believes so much in the essential goodness of people, that it is almost impossible for people to understand him. What the stupid PL sees as “weakness” is more strength than all of them have together. Weak people yell at enemies…strong people bide their time and zero in at the right time.

  16. September 24, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Whew….what a week it has been. That’s why I like to stop over here frequently to check out the beautiful photos. I’ve referred a couple of my Facebook friends over although they may be just lurking now.

    So, Herman (Calhoun) Cain won the straw poll??? Wait until I tell my husband this. I’m surprised, though, at the high standing Rick Perry got after making a complete jackass of himself at the debate earlier this week. I almost felt sorry for him (almost).

    Thanks for the heads up about the President being on BET Monday evening. I didn’t know that, will tune in. I guess I’ll check out the CBC program although I’m not exactly loving that group these days. Speaking of CBC, there’s an interesting piece over at Progmatic Obots and boy do they hit the nail on the handle! I’m sure everyone knows what I’m referring to but just in case:


  17. 74 theo67
    September 24, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Completely off topic: I heard Putin is going to run for Russian President, so I guess Medvedev is out. This seems like awful news. Medvedev has been a good partner for President Obama, and Putin has the old Cold War mindset. I think he thinks more like the GOP. This could make the next several years less predictable. These dictator types never want to relinquish power. Medvedev was really opening up the country to new businesses and opportunities for his people, and trying to become more cooperative with the global community. I was really disturbed when I heard this earlier this morning.

    • 75 Fred
      September 24, 2011 at 7:17 pm

      Medvedev will go for PM according to the latest news

      • 76 theo67
        September 24, 2011 at 7:27 pm

        This is good news – thanks Fred. Hopefully, Medvedev will still be mostly responsible for policy, and Putin will just be figurehead. I wish Medvedev would have received a state dinner – he’s done a lot.

    • 77 sjterrid
      September 24, 2011 at 7:20 pm

      Well let’s hope that Medvedev runs and wins the election.

    • September 24, 2011 at 8:07 pm

      What’s going on in Russia makes no sense. It’s like they’re reinstating a very old system. I think we need to be very cautious. I hope it works out because Medvedev is a great ally.

      • September 24, 2011 at 8:16 pm

        Looks like Putin never lost power, Meta – really sorry to see Medvedev undermined like this.

        When Dmitry Medvedev was elected to the Kremlin three-and-a-half years ago, many Russians suspected that he was simply the caretaker: brought in by Vladimir Putin to keep the presidential chair warm until the constitution would allow Mr Putin to take his seat for a third term.

        Earlier this year, though, the caretaker was sounding more like a rebel. President Medvedev publicly clashed with Prime Minister Putin on a string of issues, including Libya, the Russian political system and the case of jailed oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

        There were rumours that Mr Medvedev was a die-hard liberal and building a rival power base, and that he was determined to remain in the Kremlin.

        There was no sign of the rebel today at the United Russia congress – the party conference of the party of power.

        It was Medvedev the Caretaker who took the stage and announced he was more than happy to hand back the keys to the Kremlin to Vladimir Putin. There was rapturous applause in the hall.

        Mr Putin said he was honoured at the suggestion and agreed to stand in the presidential election next March. For his part, Mr Medvedev said he would be prepared to take Mr Putin’s current job of prime minister. It’s the Kremlin version of musical chairs, and few people in Russia are surprised to see it being played.

        “Only 14% of Russians believe Medvedev is the real president,” says Lilia Shevtsova of the Carnegie Moscow Centre. “The population considers him to be a non-entity, a shadow and simply Putin’s lap-dog.”

        There is little doubt that Vladimir Putin will win next year’s presidential poll. Not only is he the most popular politician in Russia, he also controls the entire political system, one which keeps any potential rivals from appearing and attracting support.

        So what will President Putin Take 3 mean for Russia? His supporters say stability, a calm hand which will guide the country through potentially difficult economic times. His critics predict stagnation, more corruption and the suffocation of democracy.

        There may be consequences, too, for the outside world. In the past, Western leaders have found it difficult dealing with Vladimir Putin – they will have to get used to the prospect that once again he will be the man they will need to do business with.


  18. 85 carolyn
    September 24, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Lester Holt said all the voters are Republican activists…..we know what that means. One analyst said this straw vote says Republican voters aren’t happy with any of the candidates. They are still yearning for the white knight to come charging in and save them. They thought it was Perry, but he’s folding. His debate appearances have gone steadily downhill. He would never debate his gubernatorial opponents, and now we see why. Bill White, his knowledgeable opponent last year,(mayor of Houston) challenged him several times, and Perry always chickened out.

    • 86 Linda
      September 24, 2011 at 7:42 pm

      Maybe it was a protest vote…and they were sending a message to the GOP to get their act together…..?

      • 87 anniebella
        September 24, 2011 at 7:46 pm

        Wow! that’s all I can say, wow. Cain the pizza man won, let’s see what the know it all pundits have to say tomorrow.

    • 88 Me4obama
      September 24, 2011 at 7:43 pm

      If Cain became the Republican nominee, ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† I can’t even finish the sentence without sounding foolish. It will NEVER happen. They are trying to fool America that they can vote for a Black Man but deep inside they loathe Cain.

      • 89 anniebella
        September 24, 2011 at 7:51 pm

        Everyone knows that these people will never elect a black man to be President. They are just not satisfied with who is running on the GOP side, and I can’t blame them. If I was a Republican I would vote for President Obama. Thank God we have our well qualified candidate, President Obama.

    • September 24, 2011 at 8:08 pm

      I wouldn’t read anything into Cain’s FL straw poll win. They didn’t even have one the last two cycles and most of the candidates didn’t bother to really participate in trying to buy the votes: too expensive and time consuming. My guess is that Cain is the outlier because he focused on trying to win this one for the publicity and because it use to be a predictor for who would get the nod.

  19. 91 halo
    September 24, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    “Herman Cain Wins Florida Straw Poll Ahead Of 2012”


  20. September 24, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    FYI, live blogging is happening at the CBC website and but the event is not live streaming yet.


  21. 96 desertflower
    September 24, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    My feeling is, there is no one that will fit the bill for them. There isn’t one single candidate that they could put up that would be ok with a large segment of the people that call themselves Republicans. The wingnuts have a narrow, racist view, the moderates are kicked out of the party….they are seeking a candidate that is impossible to find, because NONE EXISTS! Personally, I think it’s their own undoing. They all brought this on themselves.Tough shit. Only going to get much worse for them. How ironic that the very people that preach to everyone else about “personal responsibility” have to now, themselves, live up to their own personal responsibility of getting in bed with the crazy wing of their party. To the detriment of the country. AND their “beloved” party. Sucks to be them.

    • 98 hopefruit2
      September 24, 2011 at 8:04 pm

      They want a candidate who can be their very own “Obama.” Who can be intelligent, knowledgeable on a wide range of important and complex issues, appeal to young and old, rich and poor, black, brown, white, yellow, red, can whip up a crowd into a frenzy no matter where or what time of day…

      They saw how their own Republican crowd lept to their feet and pulled out their cameras, thinking that Reggie Brown (Obama impersonator) was actually the President.

  22. 101 Ladyhawke
    September 24, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    This is an awesome presentation on EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. Go Lisa, Go Lisa. An outstanding public servant doing exemplary work for the American people.

  23. September 24, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    ohhhh thank you for the heads up chips, I almost forgot about this… POTUS up right now so guess I tuned in just in time.

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