President Barack Obama greets neighbors near the Bonilla residence in Las Vegas, Nev., where he spoke about the mortgage refinancing proposal and ‘Project Rebuild’, a piece of the American Jobs Act, Oct. 24. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)



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  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    October 24, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Chips – Your faux headlines are getting better and better, if that’s possible! Keep ’em up, please!

    P.S. Love the guy’s T-shirt in the first photo – from Frederick Douglass to Barack Obama. Oh, yeah, baby!

  2. October 24, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    You’ve got yourself a gift for ‘editing’ news. Brava.

  3. 3 LOL
    October 24, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Love those “Tomorrow’s news Today”…I don’t even think they are trying anymore..le sigh:(

  4. October 24, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Methinks you’ve got a knack for this, Chips ;-). Goodnight all.

  5. 5 GGail
    October 24, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Yup, he’s still Black 😀

  6. October 24, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    WILL AND WAFFLES: With actor Will Smith and NBA legend Magic Johnson in attendance, President Obama took part in a fundraiser at the home of James and Mai Lassiter in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles.

    According to a pool report, he reiterated an idea he’s often expressed in his fundraisers this year, that even though the novelty of his 2008 campaign has worn off, he still needs enthusiastic support.

    “I’ve said this before – this election will not be as sexy as the first one,’” he was quoted as saying. “Back then it was still fresh and new.”

    • 7 Cha
      October 25, 2011 at 12:47 am

      President Obama is so much more than a novelty..it just gets deeper and deeper. I actually think it’s sexier, Mr President. And, glad we have Will Smith on our side.

      Thanks, Jovie~

      • 8 anniebella
        October 25, 2011 at 3:56 am

        No it’s not 2008, but I believe in this President, I believe he has a heart to do the right thing for America and those who have been knock down and are trying to get back up. So Mr. President have no doubt I’m with you all the way. OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

  7. 9 LOL
    October 24, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Chip….You forgot Faux News ” Obama’s chicken and waffles run didn’t create a single job” No lie…these a holes actually did a similar story “http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/05/fox-news-site-calls-obama-party-a-hip-hop-bbq/”—but their not racist..my arse

  8. 11 Proud of Obama
    October 24, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    That slime Magic Johnson. Will never forget the things he said about candidate Obama. Now he tries to be in President Obama’s presence every chance he gets.

    • 12 COS
      October 24, 2011 at 11:06 pm

      He sure does. He was a huge Hillary supporter.

    • 13 Lorraine
      October 24, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      Whoa Nelly, tell us how you really feel, “that slime Magic Johnson,” that’s funny. Please forgive him, his more like Booker T. Washington, than W.E.B Du Bois. 🙂 He is my church member too. Denzel, Magic and Angela Bassett, too.

    • October 24, 2011 at 11:45 pm

      Umm really, I didn’t know that about Magic 😦

    • 16 FiredUpInCA
      October 25, 2011 at 12:52 am

      Ah memories…

      “Recalling his first year with the Los Angeles Lakers, the professional basketball star tells South Carolina radio listeners in a new ad, “We won our first game on a last second shot. I was so hyped. But the captain of my team said, ‘take it easy rookie, it’s a long season, it’s a long road to the championship.’ He was right.”

      The Johnson tosses his long shot. “Whether it’s winning championships or a president who can lead us back to greatness, I’ll always want the most prepared and experienced person leading my team,” says Johnson, an old friend of Bill Clinton’s. “That’s why I’m asking you to join me in voting for Hillary Clinton for President.

      Johnson’s talking basketball. But the “rookie” metaphor hits Obama, who has only served in the U.S. Senate since 2005, where he would seem to be vulnerable.

      There’s only one problem.

      As the Obama camp reminds us: “Magic Johnson Became The First Rookie In 11 Years To Start In The NBA All Star Game And The First Rookie To Win The NBA Finals MVP.”

      Obama’s team is circulating this snippet from NBA.com: “In the 1980 NBA Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers, Johnson’s performance in the series-clinching sixth game was the stuff of legend. Abdul-Jabbar was sidelined with a badly sprained ankle sustained during his 40-point effort in Game 5. Up 3-2, the Lakers could wrap things up on the 76ers’ home court. Enter Johnson, the 20-year-old rookie. Assuming Abdul-Jabbar’s position at center, Johnson sky-hooked and rebounded the Lakers to victory with 42 points, 15 boards, seven assists and three steals. He even jumped for the opening tap. Johnson became the first rookie ever to win the Finals MVP Award. The stunning effort exemplified his uncanny ability to do whatever the Lakers needed in order to win. In the Los Angeles Times, Westhead said of his amazing rookie: ‘We all thought he was a movie-star player, but we found out he wears a hard hat. It’s like finding a great orthopedic surgeon who can also operate a bulldozer.'”

      If Magic’s support was based purely on politics, some of us wouldn’t still be looking at him side-eyed. But his full-throated endorsement likely wasn’t ideological. It was money-logical.

      “In June, Johnson, who is an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, began talks with billionaire Ron Burkle about forming a joint investment fund of $750 million or more to take advantage of the growing and lucrative markets in inner city and minority-owned businesses, according to Eric Holloman, president of Johnson’s Canyon-Johnson Urban Fund.

      Burkle has been one of Bill Clinton’s closest friends and supporters. Burkle and Bill Clinton were often seen together in and around Los Angeles, and Clinton frequently stayed at Burkle’s mansion, which was the scene of much-reported partying. Burkle gave Bill Clinton a lucrative consulting job as a senior advisor to his investment firm, Yucaipa Companies.

      When Hillary announced, Burkle became a strong backer and encouraged Johnson to support her.”

    • October 25, 2011 at 12:59 am

      He lost. People can change their mind, though. I knew he was for Hillary but didn’t know he said bad things. What was it about Hillary supporters and their penchant for dissing Obama so badly ..and stupidly, I might add?

    • 18 MsKitty
      October 25, 2011 at 10:59 am

      Magic Johnson mostly gets the side eye from me for those Rent-a-Center ads. Companies like that prey on the poor and people with bad credit. They charge so much interest that you end up paying $2,000 for a $200 TV.

  9. 19 COS
    October 24, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Susan Rice rocks!!! I just watched her on Rachel. She is quick, and set Rachel straight when Rachel told her it wasn’t true that the 100 soldiers sent to Uganda was using Military force.

    • October 24, 2011 at 11:11 pm

      rachel can go suck an egg, a rotten one at that. Even if they used military force against the despicable lrt, so what ?

      • 21 COS
        October 24, 2011 at 11:15 pm

        Exactly. Susan says that she had been to Uganda and held a baby whose parents had been beaten and children raped. She interviewed someone who was her equal tonight.

        • 22 jacquelineoboomer
          October 25, 2011 at 12:00 am

          When I see Rachel, although I had high hopes for her at first, I realize what a self-possessed and self-absorbed person she is. Her haughtiness is very off-putting. When she does shows like “What the President should do” and that kind of stuff, I want to gag.

          Rachel should understand this about these two people:

          She’s a talk show host and President Obama is the leader of the free world.

          She’s a talk show host and Susan Rice is Ambassador to the United Nations.

          Rachel should watch the two of them for pointers – not the opposite.

          Done with my rant!

          • 23 theo67
            October 25, 2011 at 12:44 am

            Excellent – and entirely spot on. Bravo!

          • 25 nathkatun7
            October 25, 2011 at 1:31 am

            Really excellent rant, Jacqueline! Rachel Maddow is a smart person but sometimes she gets carried away with her own self importance.

            • 26 mb32
              October 25, 2011 at 6:40 am

              I remember when Rachel interviewed her in 2009. Rice was taking down every one of her points and Rachel said near the end of the interview “you’re really good at this.” It sounded so condescending because she said it as if she were surprised. Rice is the top diplomat at the UN so one would hope she could handle a cable tv interview. She’s no John Bolton…

          • 27 Sue in Minnesota
            October 25, 2011 at 3:43 am

            Spot on girl. I just watched the segment with Ambassador Rice, Rachel is smart, no doubt, but Susan Rice is brilliant and she handed Rachel her ass!

            I also had such high expectations for Rachel, and still value a lot of the work that she does do. But I also agree that her ego seems to get in the way, especially when it is an issue directly concerning the President. This is one instant when I truly believe jealousy is involved. She seems hell bent on trying to convince us that she is smarter than our President. She needs to exercise a bit of humility, because as you point out Jackie-O, she is a talk show host and he is the leader of the free world…..there is an enormous difference, and when she loses sight of that context I think she makes an ass of herself.

          • October 25, 2011 at 12:56 pm

            I tweeted your very excellent pushback on Rachel, hope you dont mind.

        • 29 L3
          October 25, 2011 at 8:06 am

          I don’t think Rachel thought she was Susan Rice’s equal. Her funky, superior attitude made it seem she thought she was smarter than Ms. Rice. I despise Rachel and her condescending smugness but last night she got schooled. I’ve stopped watching her show but decided I wanted to hear Ms. Rice discuss Libya and it was clear Rachel thought she knew more about our foreign affairs than Ms. Rice. Susan Rice ia a real international player while Maddow just plays one on TV and that interview was a great example of PL talking points clashing with reality. Ms. Rice you rock!

    • 30 HZ
      October 24, 2011 at 11:25 pm

      Susan slapped the hell out of Rachel. I loved it. Pushy Halloween witch, that is Rachel. HZ

    • October 24, 2011 at 11:46 pm

      how about that? Susan Rice Is quick and sharp, and dead on It, I like 🙂

  10. 33 utaustinliberal
    October 24, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Hahaha Chips your “Tomorrow’s News Today” threads are funny yet very close to what Dick Halperin and Bitch Mason actually write. Huntsman is on The Colbert Report tonight and I’m looking forward to the interview with MY Stephen. After the taping of the interview wrapped, Dick Halperin was gushing and drooling over Hunstman……. it was disgusting.

    I’m waiting for GOPolitico to report that PBO went to Roscoes House of Chicken and Waffles to “connect” with the black community and shore up the black vote. 🙄 3….2….1

  11. 39 a4alice
    October 24, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Love the “news” Chips! And THANKS for showing me how to do these smiley face things. 😀

    Nitey Nite TOD


  12. 40 LOL
    October 24, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    WE. DODGED. A. METEOR SIZE. BULLET… 3 yrs later and I’m still WTFing

    • 41 Sue in Minnesota
      October 25, 2011 at 1:58 am

      I didn’t think this possible, but this sounds more moronic today than it did back in 2008. What a wretched, ignorant human being. We dodged more than bullet, thank you God.

  13. October 24, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Remember when Glennzilla called BWD Leni Riefenstahl, Hitler’s preferred Nazi cinematographer? THAT’s how sick he is.

  14. 43 desertflower
    October 24, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Just saw a tweet over at ThinkProgress via @John Harwood….Perry on whether his tax plan means millions more $ for the rich. “I don’t care. I care about them having $ to invest.” SERIOUSLY?!

    • 44 theo67
      October 25, 2011 at 12:49 am

      Any time a politician declares the words “I don’t care”, need to see the words immediately following and prepare to be scared. Especially if he’s/she’s running for President. And doubly so if he’s a member of the GOP.

    • October 25, 2011 at 7:50 am

      What a brilliant reply! Such presidential material! Who wouldn’t fall all over an idiot like this? Who’s advising him? Elmer Fudd? He says such idiotic things that I can only suppose he either has no advisers or doesn’t listen to them. This is exactly like Palin. Don’t think; don’t listen; speak.

  15. 46 HZ
    October 24, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Nite Chipsticks and TOD family. Thank you for everything, Chips. Love you.HZ

  16. October 24, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    What beautiful pictures showing Our Prez with the people…warms my heart.

  17. October 24, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    A third of News Corp investors voted against James and Lachlan Murdoch being re-elected to the board at a meeting on Friday, newly released figures show.

    The Murdoch family controls about 40% of votes and another 7% are controlled by Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal.

    Stripping out those votes, a majority of shareholders voted against the Murdoch brothers.

    The result is seen as a rebuke over New Corp’s handling of the phone hacking scandale at the News of the World.


    Next to darth, I consider this corrupt to th core man as the most evil thing on this earth.

  18. 50 isonprize
    October 24, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    😯 What??? 😯 He’s black? I never knew that! 😳 WOW.

  19. 51 dotster3
    October 24, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    I am loving Tomorrow’s News Today. Don’t ever stop. Am also loving Stephen Colbert. Literally LOLing. Chips and Stephen—–2 of the bestest people in the whole wide world!

    • October 25, 2011 at 1:06 am

      Yes! It’s actually very healing with all the propaganda out there against the President and Democracy.

      It’s like..they’re so predictable our Chips can write their headlines for ’em. Don’t even bother, media punks..

  20. October 25, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Can someone post the Colbert link?

  21. October 25, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Nope- but on the hill website-

    Fears of another US downgrade hits wall street.

    You mean, the major banks are nervous we will not reach agreement and the trigger will kick in.

    Sounds like they want to get POTUS off his game!

    At any rate, that is the DC politics being played!

  22. 57 jeff
    October 25, 2011 at 12:12 am

    lol it was so funny on Maddows show she was interviewing Ambassador Rice and Maddow tried to state that we we’re sending armed troops in Uganda and Rice slammed Maddow and said she was wrong and explained why in a very detailed manner that made Maddow look like an idiot. I like Maddow but sometimes she says things that are clearly false and it pisses me off.

  23. October 25, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Tin foil hats-

    The right wing says that the President is going to Denver, to look at the Bunker he will be staying in for a 2012 comet!


  24. October 25, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Rep. Michele Bachmann’s former New Hampshire staffers issued a statement on Monday that accused her top campaign aides of being “rude, unprofessional, dishonest, and at times cruel.”

    In the wake of last week’s news that the entire New Hampshire staff had quit en masse, former New Hampshire campaign manager Jeff Chidester confirmed in an email to the Star Tribune Monday that the statement was sent on behalf of five staffers, including himself and several field directors. The statement notes that the staffers harbored no ill will toward Bachmann, but said she was “sequestered behind a wall of pretense, guarded by political operatives consumed by their own egos.”

    Monday’s statement capped what has become a multi-day distraction for the Bachmann campaign, which is struggling to break its downward spiral and regain some momentum in Iowa.


    The freak show never seems to stop.

    • October 25, 2011 at 8:50 am

      It took them how long to figure out she was sequestered behind a wall of pretense? Bachmann is so in over her head she doesn’t know what end is up or even remember what she said yesterday. She was too looney to be a congressperson. That she’s still in the race at all is a sad testimony to her party. She needs to go home.

  25. October 25, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Herman Cain: Karl Rove is trying to destroy me


    What else did you expect ‘herb’ cain ?

    • October 25, 2011 at 1:32 am

      Herman’s doing that all by him lonesome..but, it’s funny how rove wii point out the stupid on some gops but not others. Bottom line, cain..I dpn’t think he likes you. He wants you 86ed. There’s a new number for ya.

    • 64 anniebella
      October 25, 2011 at 4:06 am

      anniebella: Who cares Herman Cain? If Rove don’t Barack Obama will.

  26. October 25, 2011 at 1:29 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Tens of thousands of Afghan and NATO troops killed or captured 200 insurgents in eastern Afghanistan during two operations targeting the violent Haqqani network blamed for the majority of attacks in Kabul, the U.S.-led coalition said Monday.

    At least 20 of the insurgents had ties to the Haqqani group, which is affiliated with al-Qaida and the Taliban, said German Brig. Gen. Carsten Jacobson, a coalition spokesman in Afghanistan. The roughly 180 others were from the Taliban or other groups, though not all have been identified.


  27. October 25, 2011 at 1:34 am

    That sounds like a Victory! Thanks, Jovie.

  28. 67 Bobfr
    October 25, 2011 at 1:44 am

    A few GG sycophants noticed my very direct message to All Americans that GG was nothing but a #KOCHMAFIA enabler. Would not surprise me if he’s not receiving, directly or indirectly, $$ from the #KOCHMAFIA. Doesn’t matter.

    What matters is that we take it to the #KOCHMAFIA and #GOPemoprogs like Ms HuffnPuff, Cenk, Kos, etc. And, WE WILL.

    It is crystal clear who the enemy of our Republic is:

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    America – Be it HCain, #KOCHSTOOGES in Congress, #GOPemoprogs, the #KOCHMAFIA mobilizing the gullible, left&right to defeat PresObama – FAIL

    Let’s take it to them every day from now until 8 Nov 2012 and educate all the shivering-in-fear teabaggers and equally compromised liberals that Election Day 2012 is like no other day in the history of America – far exceeding even 1861-1865. President Obama either prevails and brings along major majorities in the Senate and House (and in State Houses throughout America) or the American Dream transforms to a hideous nightmare – no joke, no hyperbole.



    • 73 Bobfr
      October 25, 2011 at 2:22 am

      Our4thEstate Bobfr
      @BarackObama Yes It’ll be different than ’08 Way Different because the choice could not be more STARK. You or a #KOCHSTOOGE. America or NOT.


  29. 74 bonkers
    October 25, 2011 at 3:21 am

    Oh wow. I knew President Barack Hussein Obama was in town, and was doing Johnny Carson’s wanna-be show, but I drove about 2 blocks from him at that same time on my way to a business dinner without realizing he was right there. I did comment on the traffic congestion which seemed unusual at that location, so that explains it!

    Maybe I should start paying attention to “the news” after all? Nah. Nevermind.

  30. 75 Chi
    October 25, 2011 at 4:07 am

    A gritty, emotional poem by Libyan born American poet Khaled Mattawa as read on BBC a few nights ago…

  31. October 25, 2011 at 4:17 am

    I wish I had known, I designed a beautiful pearl necklace for Michelle and the girls. My legs are too old to fight the crowds. Maybe I will mail them the regular way and hope they get them in time for Christmas. Since I’ve been sick all I do is design pearls for graduations, weddings etc.
    I hate having to sit but here I am, up at 1 am getting started on some things for a Christmas pearl party and occasional hitting the box to see who’s up to. When I find out how to ad a picture I’ll show you guys what keeps me up at night and from going nuts with boredom.

  32. October 25, 2011 at 6:16 am

    Well, Libya is ok now and starti g to produce oil, and the CFTC is cracking down on oil speculation.
    Then why in the hel is oil spiking again.
    it was 75 bucks one month ago, and now it is 92.
    That is a huge rise, what is going on?

  33. October 25, 2011 at 6:43 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama will take executive action to help military veterans find work, bypassing congressional Republicans to show voters he is serious about creating jobs.

    “Today, we are announcing two new initiatives that will help create jobs for veterans at community health centers and expand opportunities for veterans to become physician assistants,” a White House official said.

    The White House will lay out more details later on Tuesday. It did not provide an estimate for how many jobs would be created by these moves, part of a broader series of executive actions Obama is taking after lawmakers failed to advance a $447 billion jobs bill that he put forward earlier this month.


    • October 25, 2011 at 7:09 am

      Today the administration will announce plans to create jobs for veterans continuing on President Barack Obama’s efforts to boost the economy through a series of executive actions. “While we will continue to work with Congress to bring up the American Jobs Act piece-by-piece, we will increase our focus on taking executive actions that fight for the middle class because the American people simply can’t wait for the Republican Congress to act. … Today, we are announcing two new initiatives that will help create jobs for veterans at community health centers and expand opportunities for veterans to become physician assistants,” a White House official said.

      The initiatives will be announced during a conference call with reporters at 10 a.m. today with Matt Flavin, director of the White House Veterans, Military Families and Wounded Warrior Task Force; HRSA administrator Mary Wakefield; and president of the National Association of Community Health Centers, Tom Van Coverden.

  34. 82 Linda
    October 25, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Good Morning….

    After 10 months of being spammed with e-mail from Speaker Boehner and 10 months of requesting to be removed from his e-mail list ( which he seems to have taken over from Nancy Pelosi ) I just sent him the image of the ” Numbers” because his e-mail was whining about 900 days without the Democrats putting out a budget.

  35. October 25, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Oil futures are up another 3 bucks. In one month, oil has gone from 75-95.

  36. October 25, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Michelle Obama is doing several events today, as well. They are the A team!

  37. October 25, 2011 at 7:37 am

    This is what passes as fun for Rick Perry:

    He tells John Harwood why he kept Obama birther issue alive: “good issue to keep alive. It’s fun to poke at him.”


    • 86 Sue in Minnesota
      October 25, 2011 at 7:53 am

      Let’s be sure to have fun you piece of excrement! Sorry, the disgust I feel for these asshats is off the charts.

    October 25, 2011 at 7:50 am


  39. October 25, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Sure enough-
    Politico headlines– jobless voters to desert Obama.


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