keep pressing on…


I know it can be a complete pain in the butt to have to sign in on the site to post a comment, but, just to repeat, because of past, well, difficulties, anonymous comments are no longer accepted here.

Apologies to those who tried to post anonymously today, but please understand it’s all part of the effort to keep out the bigots and nutjobs, ie the Fire/Teabaggers. As I always say, they have lots of other places to play and post their bile – but they won’t post it here.

So, all I ask is that you choose a name when you post – any name – and stick with it. Just let everyone else know who they’re ‘talking’ to.

I know, it all sounds very Big Brother-ish, but WordPress provides a way for blog owners to identify those who use multiple names when they post on their blogs, so if you were blocked after posting bile here before, you’ll still be blocked even if you use a shiny new name. Just letting you know, to save you all that time and effort.

Sorry about this, but it’s the only way of keeping out those eaten up with hate.

See you tomorrow 😉

109 Responses to “keep pressing on…”

  1. 1 mtmarilyn
    October 8, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    This is your site Chips and we appreciate all you do to keep this a great community.

    • October 8, 2011 at 9:42 pm

      Hiya MT, I just want it to be your site and a site for all the other good people who comment here. The Firebaggers are trying to overrun every pro-President Obama site these days, their hatred truly knows no bounds, so I’ll carry on – I promise you – putting them in this blog’s trash, which is where they belong.

      • 3 dotster3
        October 8, 2011 at 10:03 pm

        I see some indication on twitter that the queen of the firebaggers, Miz Hamster, is now trying to take credit for OWS, or claim it as her own, or something. Which throws up huge red flags for me. There are some suspicious forces at work here, like the faction of OWS who demonstrated in front of Obama’s Chgo headquarters today, blaming him for the state of the economy and the war in Afghanistan etc. I’m uncomfortable with this thing. I can see it doing more harm than good, unless someone starts directing traffic—-which appears unlikely. Too many, who do not have President Obama’s best interests at heart, are jumping into the fray.

        • 4 Desraye
          October 8, 2011 at 10:19 pm

          “like the faction of OWS who demonstrated in front of Obama’s Chgo headquarters today”

          They were probably teabaggers and firebaggers.

        • 5 conlakappa
          October 8, 2011 at 10:39 pm

          There’s no bandwagon too far for that lot to jump on. They must have quite toned metaphoric calves, no?

        • 6 COS
          October 8, 2011 at 11:10 pm

          Wait til winter set in. We will see how manuy people are truly commited to the movement. The people in Wisconsin who endured through snow and rain knew exactly what they wanted and they did followed through to make it happen. You are right about these obama bashers jumping in and being allowed to speak like Cornell West and Dylan Ratigan. I saw West speaking and I heard Ratigan speaking on a radio show which i stubling upon on my iPad.

          • 7 utaustinliberal
            October 9, 2011 at 9:47 am

            Hahahaha. COS you are right. Let’s see how determined they’ll be during the winter time.

        • October 9, 2011 at 9:52 am

          If she’s taking credit for aimless crowd gathering with no actual purpose or goals then by all means credit where its due.

        • 9 virginia
          October 9, 2011 at 6:05 pm

          I was sickened yesterday when I saw footage of Smiley and West with bullhorns with the Occupy LA group. Of course Smiley took the opportunity to plug his TV show and talk about their so-called “poverty” tour. I’ll be he and West won’t be the ones in poverty when their book about the tour comes out, probably right before the elections next year. I have no inside information on this, I’m just going by Smiley’s past performance. He always had a “book” ready right before his State of Black America summits.

          They are trying to latch onto this movement as though they had something to do with it. Neither Tavis nor West were particularly interested in poverty until this year. Now they’re acting like there was no poverty until 2 and a half years ago. West sometimes looks (and sounds) like he’s lost his mind.

          The Occupy groups are just starting. They are sometimes a bit too unfocussed–Allowing West and Smiley to speak in LA, and denying John Lewis an opportunity to speak in Atlanta. They really need to get it together and decide who they want to be.

      • 10 nathkatun7
        October 8, 2011 at 10:55 pm

        Thank you for doing such a wonderful job of keeping this site sane. The haters of President Obama have a myriad of sites to post their venomous attacks on the President. I am grateful that you have insisted on keeping this site free of these people.

      • 11 prettyfoot58
        October 8, 2011 at 11:17 pm

        I appreciate your dilligence

  2. 12 isonprize
    October 8, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap!!!!!

    I come here for the truth about Pres. Obama and his administration. I SO SO SO SO appreciate you keeping out the teabaggers and firefarters.

    Chica, chica, she’s our girl!!
    The best webmistress in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!! 😆 😆 😆

    Go Chica, go Chica
    Go Chica, go Chica!!

  3. 17 ML
    October 8, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Thank you for protecting this site. I enjoy it every day.

  4. October 8, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    If you’re on twitter, check out #proleftmovies It’s hysterical. Example: Finding Emo

  5. 19 Hgerland
    October 8, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Hi, I’m probably doing something wrong, but have not been able to post. I selected the W (wordpress?) log-in button, but only a blank box appears. There is no place to leave my name. I have no idea how this is supposed to work. Maybe someone will read this and explain what I have to do.

    • 20 prettyfoot58
      October 8, 2011 at 11:21 pm

      try going to the wordpress website and signing in there…be sure to clik the box…to keep yourself signed in….close that webpage and then open the obama diary….i hope that helps

  6. October 8, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I love it here because there are no nasty comments. NYTimes keeps their place clean but have you ever read the comments at the Washington Post? wow.

  7. 22 Hgerland
    October 8, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    P.S. I have never used any different name but my own, hgerhard.

  8. October 8, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    It’s been reported before that the GOP are paying trolls/teabaggers/bigots to post on liberal and progressive blogs to stir the pots. Some even have them say, “I was a former democrat….blah, blah, blah.” I’m glad to see you take these steps to keep this a positive blog. Frankly, I’m really tired of reading so much hatred and negativity on other sites. Thanks for what you’re doing. I have made coming here to read the great articles my daily ritual…..goes real well with my coffee in the morning since I don’t read the newspaper anymore. 🙂

    Thanks again!


    • October 9, 2011 at 11:25 am

      Good Morning to TOD family,

      I am a senior who forgets to log in before I post my comment–my bad!!! I will absolutely do better. This is a big “THANK YOU” to the wonderful Chipsticks for providing this warm community of support for those of us who believe this Presidency has worked for everyday citizens. We know President Obama cares about our nation and our union becoming “more perfect!” We may not understand or agree with every decision he makes, but we do know we want him making those decisions for us. The defining moment for me in deciding to support President Obama in 2007 was when our now First Lady Michelle Obama said in an interview “no one can work harder than my husband!” I was impressed by this statement because our First Lady grew up poor on the Southside of Chicago. For a young black female to be as accomplished as is the First Lady, with her background, means she knows how to work hard. Her comment made me pay attention to the President’s work habits, and I do agree with the First Lady. President Obama works harder, and smarter. We need that energy and focus on all problems affecting America today. The First Lady also works hard. That is what President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama bring to the table in my opinion. President Obama expresses hope and joy for and about America. He believes what I believe about America–we are not at our end-game, we are about to roll-up our sleeves, and get to work making America better, more inclusive, and more successful. This election will be the most important in my lifetime because it will determine WHO we Americans are for the next century. I am going to stick with President Obama and the Democratic Party. I know my vision for our country, and their vision for our country is similar. Again, all of my thanks to Chipsticks. Please, please do not give up on us. We NEED you, just like we need President Obama. You allow us to have a rational conversation about our democracy. There is no other place like TOD community.

  9. 25 Me4obama
    October 8, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Please leave President Obama out of the Protestors, he the President of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA not an occupier. If the occupiers can turn John Lewis away, they can do the same to PBO. IMHO.

    • 26 nintendowii10
      October 8, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      Not to mention that the goal of the movement will be tarnished if President Obama gets involved, because it would be about him and not the protesters fighting for whatever cause it is… and that’s an issue that I’ve noticed, they have no united message or any sense of unity.

      • 27 hopefruit2
        October 8, 2011 at 10:39 pm

        Well actually, the goal of this silly movement is President Obama – they want his attention and they want HIM to single-handedly address Wall Street. Please see Christi’s comment on the previous thread….

    • October 9, 2011 at 1:11 am

      Yep. read an article where they turned down support from members of the freaking progressive caucus. How is Pres. Obama going to be welcomed by these people. They want to work with him then they ought to make the first move. Pres. Obama has stated that he understands them and should leave it at that.

  10. 29 jacquelineoboomer
    October 8, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Thank you for having our backs, Chips! I can’t begin to tell you how many times a day this blog helps me retain (or regain) my sanity, politically speaking! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    • 30 virginia
      October 9, 2011 at 6:23 pm

      Same here I come here often, just to wind down and enjoy some positive news for a change. I keep wondering how America became such a HATEFUL place, and then I recall our history, and remember that there are people who are still fighting the civil war (150 years later), trying to resegregate schools, change the voting laws to RESTRICT voting, make whole classes of Americans persona non grata, and I things are better, but the fight is by no means over.

      Even this “movement” that started on Wall Street a few weeks back is looking suspiciously corrupt. One can only hope they will find true leaders–maybe among the union groups that are supporting them–so they can become more foccussed. That means Getting Rid of the far right AND far left hangers on that are corrupting their message around the country.

      (Did anybody watch Dylan Ratigan trying to align this movement with the Tea Party? Does this guy EVER know what in the heck he’s talking about?

  11. 31 GGail
    October 8, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    As always…Thank you Chipsticks for keeping our Obama garden free of weeds. You ROCK! Have a pleasant night 😀

  12. 32 gcwp1
    October 8, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    The protestors do not speak for me, and I would not want Obama to assume or act as though they did. There are too many involved whose motives I am leery of. Just my opinion. The rhetoric and demos rings bells that are consistent with PLology. NOT all comments, not all protestors, but enough.

  13. 33 bonkers
    October 8, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Uhhh…he did:

    Just as he did in a nationally televised interview when the Wisconsin dust-up was happening earlier this year. Instead of so many supposed “progressives” incessantly telling America’s first melanin-enhanced President what he “needs to” be doing, THEY need to learn from his incredible success as the most Liberal President in generations, and follow HIS lead. They “need to” be chanting, “Pass This Bill” if they really cared about these issues. Wonder why they’re not? Hmmmm…..

    • 34 jacquelineoboomer
      October 8, 2011 at 10:39 pm


      • 35 conlakappa
        October 8, 2011 at 10:48 pm

        To the third. What? I thought we were being nostalgic! But it’s all true. They *need* to focus more on what *they* need to do.

      • 36 COS
        October 8, 2011 at 11:21 pm

        Ed Schultz did his show there in New York one night and I think he was a little disillusioned because it did not go as well as other shows he has done with union members. The people on camera behind him appeared to not want him there and screamed loudly when he mentioned something about Obama supporters. So far, all I am hearing from folks there who they allow in front of a camera are nothing but excuses when they are asked about solutions.

  14. 38 globalcitisenlinda
    October 8, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Chipsticks, I do not know if you have this Yolanda Adams’ performance/rendition at the White House of Change is Gonna Come in your musical rotation.

    It is one of those videos that I play when I need to remind my self that challenge no obstacle can permanently stand in the way of a person who has great vision, empathy, and courage. Challenges may come but that means resolution is somewhere around the corner and one just needs to be patient and hold on for change is always in the future.

    Either way, I dedicate this you, President Obama, Team Obama , TOD members and those who continue to appreciate the Change that has already come since we formally handed global leadership to President Obama.

    Ps: of course I noticed the way POTUS reached out to hold his and our First Lady (around the 0.59 to 1.03 minute). I wonder what was going on in his mind because this is one of the more sad parts of this song.

    IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE | Yolanda Adams “A Change is Gonna Come” | PBSsite or YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gpSv0YXTAI

  15. 39 globalcitisenlinda
    October 8, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    sorry, I forgot to sign in after a restart so my comment is one of those appearing as anonymous. I am very sorry that by this oversight I am adding more work an already challenging task of maintaining a very active site and keeping out the hatemongers .

  16. 41 globalcitizenlinda
    October 8, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    not on my best game tonight. sorry about multiple errors and ommissions!

  17. 42 maritza
    October 8, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Thank you Chips once again for your work!

    My husband and I went to the OccupyPhilly protest today and it was actually fun; some of the protesters were chanting, “We are fired up”. There was ONE identified “teabagger” and one “communist-plant”, she may have been from FoxNoise.

    The protest was mostly about justice for the 99% and equality for all.

    • 43 jacquelineoboomer
      October 8, 2011 at 10:35 pm

      Glad to hear some good news about the good people in Philly!

    • 44 prettyfoot58
      October 8, 2011 at 11:29 pm

      hello Maritza,,,

      The Obama 2012 re-election campaign for the state of PA will be stationed right here in Philly…they are having a grand opening in center city…on Thursday…

      What: Philadelphia 2012 headquarters opening

      Where: OFA Philadelphia headquarters
      42 South 15th Street
      16th Floor
      Philadelphia, PA 19102

      When: Thursday, October 13th
      5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

      hope to see you there….

    • October 8, 2011 at 11:33 pm

      Thanks for that report, maritza!

  18. October 8, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I’m happy to see that the site will be protected. Unfortunatelty, I may never be able to post again simply because I don’t know how to sign in.
    I’ll keep trying – maybe a word of explanation would be helpful for other computer-illiterates like me. In any case, I will still visit every day even if I have to remain silent. I completely agree that this site is an oasis and much appreciated by a lot of people who just want to keep up with the President and the administration. Thank you, Chipsticks.

  19. 51 jacquelineoboomer
    October 8, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    So proud of my 63-year-old sister, another Obamacrat. She was never involved in anything political before ’08 and even worked (for months) in her local city’s Democratic headquarters for candidate Obama. She’s already been in touch to work with them again between now and the ’12 election, attending a couple of meetings so far, and is a steady $ contributor.

    President Obama brings out the best in everybody!

    • 52 maritza
      October 8, 2011 at 10:49 pm

      Jacquelineoboomer, please tell your sister that she is welcome to the club because my 63 year old husband never got involed in politics before (democrat voter) and now he is working for the reelection of 44 for 4 more for years as a Vietnam Vet for Obama!

      • 53 conlakappa
        October 8, 2011 at 11:15 pm

        Props and dap to both of those fine folks! They know how important it is. In the State OFA HQ where I volunteer, I’ve talked to a man who’s 92 and “in” and a 75-year-old man who comes in to phonebank. I think some folks might be surprised at the array of people pressing on to get the President re-elected. You know, caught up so much in telling us on the regular about base members [*cough*] he’s losing.

    • 56 COS
      October 8, 2011 at 11:35 pm

      Ms. O’Boomer, my 66 yr. old sister sounds just like yours. She is an out of control Obamabot now. 🙂 sometime she calls me from her job to confirm something about PBO so that she can set some of her co-workers straight.

  20. October 8, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Loving this.

    WordPress provides a way for blog owners to identify those who use multiple names when they post on their blogs, so if you were blocked after posting bile here before, you’ll still be blocked even if you use a shiny new name. Just letting you know, to save you all that time and effort.


    Eat that poutraged left (firebagger trolls) and pretend left (teabagger trolls).

    Chipsticks, is there any chance that wordpress will put up normal html tags like italics, bold, blockquote, in the text boxes ? Also, a preview before submitting will be nice.

  21. October 8, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    After 2012 there are some PLs who have some serious payback coming. They better pray that PBO wins becasue if their trashing and bashing him does him harm electorially, there will not be a safe hiding place for any of the effers.

    There are a lot of people getting real pissed off, because they see how this president has been getting hit from the left, as a matter of fact my son and a couple of his friends were speaking on this topic today.

    After 2012 I have a feeling that a lot of PLs are going to get their come-uppins.

  22. 61 Sue in Minnesota
    October 8, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    I can not get enough of this video. PRESS ON!

    Thank you Chipsticks for keeping TOD a repsite from the vile and nasty voices that bring little to the debate. You are truly an angel!

  23. October 8, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Chips you site is a bright light in the storm and I am sooo grateful for it. I still think your site would make a great “coffee table” book later. with some of the best photos and comments. I would be happy to shell out the bucks for it. Till then Much love and support. TJ

  24. 63 theo67
    October 8, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Thank you for all you do, Chipsticks – the ugly traffic must be increasing exponentially as the right wingers see defeat on the horizon.Thanks for putting up with all that bile. I would have gone crazy by now, if not for this refuge.

    I can’t believe the protesters turned away Rep. John Lewis, and renowned activist for civil rights. He is the least publicity-driven politician out there – and he was marching and bleeding when most of these protesters’ parents were still kids. So disrespectful – they don’t seem to have a coherent mission, and they will easily be hijacked by nefarious parties if they don’t get on the right side of this soon.

  25. 66 globalcitizenlinda
    October 8, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    some of my major political villans for this week include (but are not limited to) : Eric Cantor (the Political Rat), Hank Williams Junior ( the Openly Proud but Dumb Bigot), and Herman Cain (the Hired Black-Race-Trasher).

    What can we do to send Cantor The Political Rat packing from congress this election season?

    • 67 conlakappa
      October 8, 2011 at 11:10 pm

      Start/keep telling his constituents that the reason they aren’t getting relief funds from Irene is because their so-called representative has stood in the way? Mind you, he’ll squeal like a rat and claim again that someone took shots at his office.

    • October 8, 2011 at 11:25 pm

      He has a challenger. I think the guy’s name is Dave Hunsinger (?) I plan to donate to his campaign. If you know someone who lives in, or near, Cantor’s district, maybe they would work for Hunsinger.

  26. October 8, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Thank you very much Chips for all your hard work. You will never be able to grasp how much
    you are appreciated. You should get some type of medal of honor for keeping PBO suppoters
    sane amidst all the insanity out there. Blessings to you . We will PRESS ON. Hope springs eternal.

  27. 71 dotster3
    October 8, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Chicago news, in reporting Ron Paul winning the “values” voters summit straw poll, showed a clip of Paul denouncing the dept. of education, saying education is the responsibility of the family, not the government. And all those displaced values peeps cheered their heads off. This is the kind of preposterous garbage that is at stake.

    • 72 Fred
      October 9, 2011 at 8:41 am

      good morning Dot.Loons like Ron Paul want the D of E gone because they teach evolution;that’s all 😉

  28. 73 eveingeorgia
    October 8, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    I agree with all the positive comments about your work, Chipsticks. If it were not for this site, the things you cover, and the comments section(!), I would feel very alone, right about now. My friends, all Obama supporters, just do not seem plugged in to what is going on. I have no one to discuss these issues with, except by way of this site. I am so grateful for all that you do.


    P.S. I am all in for that Coffee-table book. Just tell me where and when to send my check.

  29. 74 proudmemberofglobalzero
    October 8, 2011 at 11:30 pm


  30. October 8, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Thanks for making this a true oasis. We can use our energy for better things: for sharing info, for organizing, for action, for discussion, not for battling trolls and drama-kings/queens. It makes such a huge difference to have a site that is positive and doesn’t leave you drained or demoralized.

    Eternally grateful to ya, Chips! :mrgreen:

  31. 76 Claire
    October 8, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Thanks for making this a baggie free zone.

  32. 77 HZ
    October 8, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Just wait one minute here TOD Family. Have We Really Told Chipsticks How Much We Love Her Today? Well lets get to it again!!!!!!!

    CHIPSTICKS, We Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


    And You Are The Besttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

    HZ And All Of Our TOD Family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OCT.8, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. October 9, 2011 at 12:11 am

    So true. Thank you for providing a place for the grownups.

  34. October 9, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Chips – you are the best. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help with the nasty folks. Virtual Hugs.

  35. October 9, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Heh, suddenly the comment box is not effed up any more. I see the contrasted background. No more white on white issue. Has this perennial issue has been fixed finally ? Keeping fingers crossed.

  36. 82 Sankofa
    October 9, 2011 at 12:30 am

    I left a comment on the Bears post about this. Chips, I don’t comment often but I want you to know that I thank you for keeping this site clean. We can get negativity ANY where, ALL day about President Obama and I come here to renew and reinvigorate myself. There is a fight going on and we need to recharge every chance we get, and for me, this is one of the sites to do that. Thank you for keeping “firefarters” and teabaggers and PL-emos out of here, thank you for the work you put in to put out the posts you do, thank you for keeping this site positive and thank you for being the kind of person that would want to do TOD the way you do. Oh Chips……..did I say THANK YOU?

  37. October 9, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Thank you, Chips, for keeping this a debris free site! There’s the ulitimate important work to be done and we don’t have time to swat away hamsher’suckers.

  38. 84 Ahero62
    October 9, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Hi Chips, I have been a lurker here for a long time, ever since I discovered your blog on BWD site. When BWD went on Hiatus I knew this would be the place for me. I don’t comment much but I just wanted to say thank you for providing an oasis for all of us obamabots to come to. Sometimes the world out there seems so out of control and I really feel for PBO for what he is going through. Thanks for being such a stronger supporter.

  39. 85 cuphalffull
    October 9, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Personally, I think whatever you are doing, Chips, is working because this is a wonderful site. I wouldn’t change anything if I were you.

  40. 86 desertflower
    October 9, 2011 at 1:08 am

    Hi All..just checking in to say hello:) Haven’t been on for a couple of days because my sister is visiting…she leaves early tomorrow:( Will check back, in earnest tomorrow…until then, PRESS ON!

  41. October 9, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Ugh. I’ve been away from this mess for two weeks+. It’s hard to come back to reality for me after having experienced all that I have in South Africa. Keep pressing on TODers. I will too.

    • 88 globalcitizenlinda
      October 9, 2011 at 8:50 am

      It would be interesting to share with the TOD what you were doing in South Africa – that is if it not somthing you want to keep private

  42. 89 a4alice
    October 9, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Hey Chips – just wanted to throw in my 2 cents – you continue to do such a tireless and wonderful job- it’s really amazing. You never stop contributing new and interesting things- it is hard to keep up with you! 🙂

    And to all the trollz & baggerz: jealousy is so verrah verrah ugly. 😛 Seriously trollz, use your power for good- turn away from the Dark Side.

    Nitey Nite TOD! 🙂 zzzzzzzzz

  43. October 9, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Hi Chips, Thanks for keeping this fresh well spring available for us who support President Obama and his team. What amazing accomplishments they have achieved while facing the most united opposition.
    Further, I do not know how you stay on top of the events, with fresh video, photos, themes, stories Chips, ; truly astounding. Just know that we love you for all that you do.

  44. 91 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    October 9, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Thanks Chipsticks for keeping the trolls out. So many news sites allow the most vile comments to be posted. I know most of those comments are by paid trolls or people completely consumed by hate, but to see that on a daily basis is draining. I appreciate very much that you are willing to monitor it. God knows what vile trash you are forced to read in order to keep this site clean for all the people who enjoy TOD. Thank you very very much for guarding this place and giving the President’s admirer’s and supporters a place to come that informs, motivates, entertains and encourages.

    • 92 Chi
      October 9, 2011 at 4:46 am

      Very well put WoS…

      Chip is extraordinary…an angel who stood up and took action when most of us demurred, twiddled our thumbs and wrung our hands in despair and frustration at the blatant attempt to kneecap and destroy a great man’s effort to rebuild a broken America…

      She single-handedly saved us; reeling in many of us back from the edge and continues to preserve and restore the sanity of many…

      There will be great reward for this absolutely magnificent and extraordinary angel…

      Thank you dear Chip; thank you dear friend…

  45. 94 Bobfr
    October 9, 2011 at 1:31 am

    Dear Chipsticks,

    Simply, #PRESSON. You have created a wonderful place and no one should be allowed to disrupt it.

    Now, for a few missives that you are all free to use any way you wish – attribution, as always, not required 🙂

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    @DepartmentofJustice are you investigating #KOCHMAFIA biz deals with Iran? You know, the folk who have sworn to destroy America #PRESSON

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    Iranian mullahs & #KOCHMAFIA have a common bond – They hate American Democracy & all that it means for every person striving for Freedom.

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    Single Gravest Threat to Israel becoming a sustainable Jewish State == Netanyahu and those who support him.

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    #NEWSTAINERS & #KOCHMAFIA lieutenants bash #PresidentObama EVERY Sun AM on TeeVee. So, crash their phones & email servers EVERY Mon #PRESSON

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    Gramm–Leach–Bliley returned America to pre-1933. #KOCHMAFIA #WALLSTREET #1%ers Rejoiced. America suffers, horribly. HeckOfaJob #PresClinton

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    #KOCHMAFIA #GOPFAIL know they can’t beat #Obama2012 & the 99%ers without voter suppression. Defeat them by registering voters and #GOTV.


  46. October 9, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Jerry Brown signs ‘California Dream Act’ into law


    • 98 Ladyhawke
      October 9, 2011 at 7:14 am

      Excellent, good for him. I wonder if Luis Gutierrez or the host will bring this up when he is interviewed today. President Obama tried to get the DREAM ACT passed and the Republicans blocked it. They used to support the dream act, now they don’t. And Gutierrez blames President. Go figure….

      • October 9, 2011 at 7:32 am

        Some of the backstabbing dems (tester, the dkos dahling) are also to blame.

      • 100 anniebella
        October 9, 2011 at 7:35 am

        There is no understanding logic such as that. I’m sorry to say Democrats have given the President alot of headaches also. There is no loyalty anymore it’s all about getting what they want when they want it. If not they get mad and start acting like babies. Rep. Gutierrez is one of them.

      • 101 Fred
        October 9, 2011 at 8:49 am

        his # in Chicago is 773-342-0774.

        I called the office and told the lady to tell her boss to pay attention to watch the President is doing and what the Tea’s are doing and to stop going around the country lying about the Prez;making $ of him and go protest the opposition.I told the lady to tell LG that he won’t be able to rely solely on the Latino votes come next election considering the demographic of his district is changing and that AA’s are paying attention to his Judas actions;that he better not waste his time going to Rainbow Push and we won’t forget his words and actions

  47. 102 M
    October 9, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Chips, we appreciate your efforts SO MUCH! Please continue to keep this place the delightful place that it is! You are one in a million Chips (well, maybe i should say one in 4,759,694 blog hits)! We need you, we love you, we thank you!

  48. October 9, 2011 at 3:53 am

    Thank you Chips, for all you do and keeping this place open for those of us who have the Presidents back and our country first for all of us.

  49. 104 Ceb
    October 9, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Thanks Chips, for pressing on through the filth to deliver a great, one-of-a-kind site.

  50. 105 Sophie Amrain
    October 9, 2011 at 6:54 am

    I appreciate your efforts to keep this site free of firebaggers. I think it is easy to distinguish constructive criticisms that desire to improve things from those that trade in poutrage. The former is of course an essential part of the discourse, while the latter is at best using up bandwidth and at worst disempowers people.

  51. October 9, 2011 at 7:39 am

    I don’t comment often, but I read everything. Thanks to Chips for this great place to get the news and also positive comments. What a great service to our president.

  52. 107 jeri Gloss
    October 9, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I do not post often either, but you are doing such a great job, it compels me to occasionally stop and say so! Blessings and gratitude:)

  53. October 9, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Thank you Chips~ for keeping this place troll free.. it is so welcoming to be able to read comment after comment that is based in fact, kindness and smarts.. your posts + everyone’s comments are what make this place a true treasure trove of goodness. Last week I was guilty of forgetting to sign in a couple of times.. and I know of at least two times you ‘rescued’ my comments.. so a huge thanks for that and a promise to be more aware of checking to be sure I’m signed in each time I comment.

    Thank you for all you do here~

  54. 109 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
    October 9, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Thanks Chips for all you do. The amount of work it takes to maintain this site must be unbelievable, but you PRESS ON. WE greatly appreciate it. You do a excellent job of cleaning house. I almost believed NO trolls actually posted on this site. Go figure.

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