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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host a breakfast for veterans at the White House

The President takes part in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington Cemetery (11AM) and delivers a Veterans Day speech in the Amphitheater

Early afternoon the President and First Lady leave for San Diego

The President will watch the Michigan State v. Univ of North Carolina game – the Carrier Classic – on the flight deck of the Carl Vinson

During the game, the President will sit for interviews with Westwood One, ESPN and Armed Forces Radio

After the game, the President departs for Hawaii


A frenzied (and highly diverse) crowd greets Mitt Romney in Troy, Michigan, Nov. 10:



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93 Responses to “chat away”

  1. November 10, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    MANY thanks to all of our veterans for all you do!

  2. 4 ChristiMtl
    November 10, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    lol at the crowd….can you feel the love?

    Awwwww Gabby is so beautiful……

    • November 11, 2011 at 9:11 am

      Yes, I can feel the love, and I teared all over again, very emotional for me, ummmm every time I think of that entire tragedy, and the sane world, along with Mr. and Mrs. PBO’s presence there, to befriend all the victims, and most of all, to comfort them, during their grief. The ceremony for all the victims during the Memorial, was soooooooooo very moving.

      I would like to also say thank you to all, our outstanding and heroic Veterans. Happy happy Veteran’s Day. You make me proud 🙂

  3. 6 Bobfr
    November 10, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    America – why hasn’t @SpeakerBoehner and his fellow #KOCHMAFIAGOP already passed the Veterans’ Jobs Bill? Answer – THEY DON’T CARE


  4. November 10, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Regarding LOD having T-Paw: Did any of you hear T-Paw rattling off the possible VP names……….Scott Walker, John Kasich, Christie, Nicki Haley, Rubio and 3 or 4 others. He said it is going to be a strong ticket!!!! Riiiiggghhhttt………….Lordy mercy. 🙂 🙂

  5. November 10, 2011 at 10:26 pm


  6. November 10, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Oops! Chips, I don’t know what I did, but my comments are going into pending.

  7. 24 anniebella
    November 10, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    The crowd looks so excited to see Romney. Wow!!!!!!!! What excitement.

  8. 25 utaustinliberal
    November 10, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    That Romney crowd really is filled with raging excitement to see him. Haha.

  9. 30 ML
    November 10, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    They look like they’re there for a funeral. Quite the contrast to the joyful crowds President Obama attracts!

    • 31 utaustinliberal
      November 10, 2011 at 10:50 pm

      No kidding. And the lack of diversity practically jumps out.

      • 32 jacquelineoboomer
        November 10, 2011 at 11:55 pm

        Romney will fix the lack of diversity by injecting his version of “Who let the dogs out?” during the program. That oughta fire ’em up!

        • 33 Debz
          November 11, 2011 at 1:35 am

          LOL Who let the dogs out? 😀 I was laughing at the frenzied and diverse crowd, but your comment made me almost fall out of my chair!!!

    • November 11, 2011 at 9:18 am

      *ML*, they look nothing like the excitement, that we see at the Obama Rallies. Wowwwwwwwwwww, yeah they do look like they’re going to a funeral, sad Sacks, Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee 🙂

  10. 35 AnitaW
    November 10, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Romney will have to start paying people to show up at his rallies. Jesus they look bored to death. Good riddance.

  11. 36 globalcitizenlinda
    November 10, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    can someone just go to the romney events and just add diversity and the joy of life to these photograohed attendees?

  12. 37 desertflower
    November 10, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Seriously??????????????? Looks like they got there and were thinking “Hurry up already, dinner is at 4 and I need to be in bed by 6:30….what’s the holdup?” do they even freaking KNOW that he would screw them over, hard? Like that SS and Medicare folks??? Jesus, I hate stupid.

  13. 44 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
    November 10, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    😯 Hard to believe any Michiganers even showed up for a Romney rally after his 2008 ploclomation that the Detroit auto industry should just be alllowed to collaspe. NO RESCUE. UNBELIEVABLE. I don’t care what side of the political isle you reside I could not support anyone openly promoting fialure to any American industry. Obama/Biden 2012

    • 45 hopefruit2
      November 10, 2011 at 10:50 pm

      And by the looks on their faces and body language, they’re probably thinking everything you just posted.

    • 46 nathkatun7
      November 11, 2011 at 7:01 pm

      Totally Agree, Keith. And Mitten’s campaign had shame making those signs with words:”Believe In America.” No wonder the people look so glum. They are probably ashamed of carrying those signs to support a man who wanted an American industry to fail and put millions of people out of work.

  14. 48 GGail
    November 10, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    It looks like they’re lined up for medication and then sleep. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz (crickets in the background)

    God bless Gabby and her husband!

    I missed saying this on the last thread……Thank you Robert Redford (love his voice!), Thank you Bobfr and Thank you Chipsticks!

  15. November 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Don’t know if this was posted by it’s a hoot.

  16. November 10, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Chipsticks, just commented, but nothing went through.HZ

    • November 10, 2011 at 11:07 pm

      Can’t figure it out HZ, everything’s still going in to pending! Your last message had an email address, unlike the others, but your name was different – ie HZOB2, not HZ. Could you just try HZ this time, with your email address?

  17. November 10, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Maybe we need to send these photos to Tweety. These people look just like their candidate. Stiff and boring.HZ

  18. 56 a4alice
    November 10, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Ah CHIPS Fabulous idea for calendar! Make sure ya get that smokin hawt pic of PBO with his shades on for one of those months….hmmmm lets see…..January?

  19. November 10, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    But the President is losing his base!! LOLz!!!!

  20. 58 ber6964
    November 10, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Romney Crowd 😦

  21. 59 utaustinliberal
    November 10, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    That Mike Tyson aka Herman Cain Funny or Die AD just about killed me with laughter. Jeez……I can’t breathe. Cain! Cain! Caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaain! 😆 😆 😆 Pizza Pthursday. LMAO.

  22. November 10, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    I didn’t expect him to touch this story, since there is no comedy in it, but Jon Stewart did a brief segment on this story nd he reaction of the students to Joe Pa firing and it was an understated yet strong rebuke of some of he student “defenders” of joe Pa. Did anyone else see it?

  23. 63 GGail
    November 10, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    The Tyson ad was shown on The View this morning and it was a hoot!

    Chipsticks, you’re just torturing us now with the Calendar 🙂 But I bet it would be a big seller – especially with the one where he’s getting out of the Beast with his shades on. Hubba Hubba!

  24. 64 h
    November 11, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Chipsticks, it will not take it.HZ

  25. 65 h
    November 11, 2011 at 12:11 am

    It says:Your comment is awaiting moderation.HZ

  26. 66 h
    November 11, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Chipsticks, my heart is beating too fast now, So I will not disturb you now because it has to be late there We will see what happens tomorrow. Thanks so much, Chips.HZ

    • November 11, 2011 at 6:26 am

      Thanks H, for sharing the article. I feel like I’m losing a family member. In Reggie Love I always feel as though the President is well cared for and looked after.

    • November 11, 2011 at 9:30 am

      Ahh nooo, somehow I just hate to see Reggie Love, leave our President’s side :-(. However, I do understand that Reggie must do what he has to do, and I realize that he must move on with his life, but Lordy, i hate to see hime leave, ummmmm.

  27. 70 h
    November 11, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Chipsticks, it still says,”! Your comment is awaiting moderation.” HZ (I do not know why my name is coming up as H. This is the real HZ. Love you, and have a good night.HZ

  28. 71 globalcitizenlinda
    November 11, 2011 at 12:24 am

    two very good people were brought together in life and these ae Cong. Gabby Giffords and Capt Kelly. I admire and respect them very much. Happy Veterans Day Capt Kellly and thanks for yor service to this nation!

  29. 72 FiredUpInCA
    November 11, 2011 at 12:36 am

    Things just keep going the Democrats way:

    “In a blow to Colorado Republicans that could affect election outcomes for the next decade, a district judge has ruled in favor of a Democratic map that redraws congressional district lines.”


    So back in November 2010 some tea partiers rode a wave of rage and won some seats in the House. Since that time, they have managed to fizzle out as a movement and inspired rejection and a revolt in the electorate.

    Meanwhile Democrats have pushed back on voter suppression and won favorable re-districting in two states and the leader of the Democratic party has double digit leads on all the GOP contenders.

    All of this, with no Koch-flavored astroturfing and no mainstream media support.

    Good job Democrats! May the momentum keep going.

  30. 73 ROH108
    November 11, 2011 at 12:46 am

    I wonder who FORCED these losers to stand with the romnry signs…… They Look PATHETIC……..LOL!!

  31. 76 jacquelineoboomer
    November 11, 2011 at 1:13 am

    Not sure if you saw Rick Perry deliver The Top Ten Rick Perry Excuses on David Letterman, but it was ghastly. He made an even bigger fool out of himself, if that’s possible.

    Sorry I watched.

  32. 77 jacquelineoboomer
    November 11, 2011 at 1:21 am

    Happy 11/11/11 … good night, all.

  33. 82 utaustinliberal
    November 11, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Hahahaha morning Chips and TODers. Woke up to some funny stuff on Morning Joe. Donnie Deutch said that one of the reasons for President Obama’s rising poll numbers is that more and morw Americans are watching the GOP debates and thinking “Oh my goodness are these clowns for real? These are the people who want to be President?” And that they’re looking at President Obama and all his accomplishments and thinking yeah…the economy might not be so great but my goodness I’m lucky to have a President who is brilliant and impressive and is actually working for the middleclass. Joe Scarborough flew into a mini-rage and said that he “knows” people at the WH who work very closely with PBO and say that he is not impressive at all. BWAHAHAHAHAHA…….. 😆 😆 😆 How high and desperate is he? He “knows” people who work closely with President Obama? Who? The insane voices in his head? The McDonalds he scarfs down everyday? The GOP clowns are falling apart and their desperation is a sweet sight to behold.

    • 83 Me4obama
      November 11, 2011 at 7:50 am

      Bwahahahahahahahahahahahah What happened to Donnie Deutch, was he Bitched Slapped by Obots on Twiitter, because he made sense for the first time in a long time. Joes IS AN IDIOT.

    • 84 Ladyhawke
      November 11, 2011 at 8:04 am

      Morning ut, it’s a pleasure to start my day with your comment. Your updates are invaluable.

      All have to say to Joe and his crew is “WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE”. Our President Obama is the real deal. He has as a CORE. He is comfortable in his own skin. He is on the right side of the issues. He is trying to improve the lives of ALL Americans (even those that did not vote for him). He has integrity and depth. He is brilliant. Anyone with a couple of gray cells should be able to see that he is the best hope for the future of this country.

      The clown car GOP presidential candidates are making a mockery of our democracy. It’s insulting. We are watching the implosion of the Republican Party. They are going to have to reset to zero and start all over again. While President Obama is governing, the GOP is obstructing. The dishonesty and breathtaking hypocrisy of McConnell, Boehner and Cantor knows no bounds. The GOP is not a credible opposition party. Period.

      Here are some words of wisdom for Joe and the crew. President Obama and Vice President Biden have said many times – Don’t compare us to the Almighty, compare us to the alternative. That is the choice for the American people in a nutshell.

    • November 11, 2011 at 8:13 am

      LOL, Joe Scarborough knows people in the WH who tells him that PBO is not impressive. Is that all he’s got? Deutch went off script and left Joe unprepared to give an answer.

      Hint: Joe may want to go ask Sec’y Gates and some of the folks around who know this president’s ability first hand.

      And by the way, who’s impressive in the GOP pack, Joe?

      Go figure.

      • 86 hopefruit2
        November 11, 2011 at 8:18 am

        I know people who said that Scarborough murdered an intern and left her dead in his office.

        Scarborough seems to be channeling Howard Fineman who also has “sources” that tell him everything negative there is to know about PBO.

        • November 11, 2011 at 9:46 am

          I know people who said that Scarborough murdered an intern and left her dead in his office…….. Are you serious??????? Is this a joke???????? Wowwwwwwwwww

  34. 88 halo
    November 11, 2011 at 7:43 am


  35. 89 Titti
    November 11, 2011 at 7:58 am

    I am sure they told those OAPs that they were going to Bingo or something and they ended up at a Romney event. Wonder why they had everyone standing – hmmm most likey coz they’ll fall asleep if there were sitting.

    Glad to see Gabby making such wonderful recovery – blessings to her and Mark.

  36. 91 hopefruit2
    November 11, 2011 at 8:15 am


    Some Republican is trying to cause trouble by registering a fake Herman Cain fundraising site which, when you click on it redirects to PBO’s fundraising site. The site is HermanCanPAC.com and redirects to Donate.BarackObama.com.

  37. 92 lovingandlaughing
    November 11, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Chipsticks, you are way too funny with the “frenzied and highly diverse” descriptions of the group “excited” to see Romney. Oh my gosh could they look anymore bored. Can not help but contrast this with any group President Obama shakes hands with. Another glaringly obvious contrast is President Obama’s speech the other day regarding his support for women. Contrast that with the Cain harassment mess and his campaign’s take on how to handle of the situation along with his “Princess Nancy” debate remark.

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