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May
12

Homeward bound

President Obama boards Air Force One before his departure from Andrews Air Force Base to Chicago to host the two-day NATO summit

Michelle boarded the flight earlier:

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9:40 ET: The President and First Lady arrive in Chicago

CBS might have coverage on their live streaming

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Information on the G8 summit here

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Prime Minister David Cameron , President Barack Obama, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and others watch the penalty shootout in the Chelsea v Bayern Munich Champions League final


103 Responses to “Homeward bound”


  1. 1 GGail
    May 19, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Not again?

  2. 9 GGail
    May 19, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    OH hahahahahaha!!!!! I don’t believe it!!!!!!! ROFL

  3. 11 Dudette
    May 19, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Okay, now that is just cold!

  4. 16 GGail
    May 19, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    POTUS wanted me to be first to see him safely board AF1.

  5. 22 isonprize
    May 19, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    GG, you just havin’ TOO MUCH FUN!! πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  6. 24 Dudette
    May 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I won’t complain this time. Great pics, Chips! But I have to tell you — my laptop screen does not react well to saliva, so how about some charts or something next time okay? Too much pretty can be a bad thing, ya know?

    • May 19, 2012 at 8:43 pm

      I understand Dudette, from now on:

      • 26 Dudette
        May 19, 2012 at 8:46 pm

        Bwahhahahahahahahaaha!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      • 27 Dudette
        May 19, 2012 at 8:50 pm

        …and thank you for NOT asking how I know about the saliva thing. Tee-hee-hee!

      • 28 isonprize
        May 19, 2012 at 8:50 pm

        That looks like a picture of Myth R-money’s truth related to reality.

        • 29 Dudette
          May 19, 2012 at 8:53 pm

          Why yes, of course…. it’s the Truthiness Chart. I almost didn’t recognize it.

          • 30 isonprize
            May 19, 2012 at 9:00 pm

            The truthiness chart. EGGGGGSSS ZACTLY! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† Don’t you just love Stephen Colbert? I especially love that there are some people that really don’t know that he is pulling their chain!

            • 31 jacquelineoboomer
              May 19, 2012 at 9:02 pm

              Yes, and the ones who don’t know are all of the “R” variety, which is so very amusing. πŸ™‚

    • 32 Dudette
      May 19, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      A comic strip perhaps?

    • 33 vcprezofan2
      May 19, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      Wait a minute! Waaa-i-t a minute! Wait just a minute! What’s going on here? That’s the second time teacher’s pet ‘D’ has gotten a reward for coming in behind the first person; this time without even using the ‘pretty please’ routine. [I shall have to consider the wider implications here.]

      • 34 GGail
        May 19, 2012 at 8:50 pm

        Let it go vc, let it go. πŸ™‚

      • May 19, 2012 at 8:50 pm

        I’m weepin’ ….. as soon as I awarded a second place prize I thought “Jeez, I hope VC doesn’t turn up and see it”. πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

      • 38 isonprize
        May 19, 2012 at 8:51 pm

        Hey VC. You’ll give yourself high blood pressure trying to figure it out.

      • 46 Dudette
        May 19, 2012 at 8:51 pm

        Well vc, I can see why you might be bothered, but er, um… which one of us kept the lights on all night to welcome the 10 millionth hit? Hmmmmm?

        • 47 vcprezofan2
          May 19, 2012 at 9:04 pm

          😳 Point taken. ‘Twasn’t me.

          • 48 Dudette
            May 19, 2012 at 9:09 pm

            There, there dear. It’s okay. We’re family. You’ll be first (or maybe second) someday real soon. It’s all good.
            Here’s a hug for you now. {{{vc}}}

            • 49 vcprezofan2
              May 19, 2012 at 9:24 pm

              This is sweet, sweet revenge on your part, Dudette! Did you know me before TOD? πŸ˜› πŸ˜† This song used to drive me CRAAA-ZY when it was in its heyday! I found it so stupid, and once heard it wouldn’t stay out of my head! A friend or two would hum it from time to time just to annoy. The hug to accompany the annoyance was an inspired touch! Hats off to you! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† I LURVE TODville!

          • 51 Pamela
            May 19, 2012 at 9:16 pm

            It sure weren’t me, either…. I was on The Other Side! ( not The Far Side)

  7. 53 trinisamba
    May 19, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    You have worked extremely hard today Chips. I am totally amazed by you and this blog. Good going. You must be related to the energizer bunny. How do you do it? Great job though. Keep it comin’ on. (Singing to a well known tune which name escapes me at this time) Don’t stop it now. Don’t stop it now (Still singing)

  8. 65 lisalovesobama
    May 19, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Not a good idea to fall asleep before bedtime. Stupid coffee ice cream! Was supposed to keep me awake! 😑 ! FLOTUS looked so fab when she was departing! I also loved the purple, floaty number she was wearing earlier too. Muy caliente! Congrats, Chips! Your team may not have won but you’ve hit well above the 10 million mark! If blog hits were money, Willard would still be 25 times richer than you but at least you could take him up on his $10,000 bet if you so chose, maybe with a better bet too, like $10,000 that he won’t be president of these united states……… Okay, now I’m running on and on. I wonder if wine will also have an opposite effect? Instead of making me sleepy, will it keep me awake like the ice cream was supposed to? Well, nothing wrong with a little experimentin’. πŸ˜‰

    • May 19, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      πŸ˜† Pour a glass of wine RIGHT NOW Lisa!!!! And thank you πŸ˜‰

      • 67 HZ
        May 19, 2012 at 10:37 pm

        Chip and Lisa, I will open one of my wines that my adopted son purchased for me today at a beautiful Wine Shop on the West Coast. Oh, it is delicious. I will raise the glass for our wonderful Chips. I miss you all so much. Trying to get caught up here. Chips here comes some (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Love you, and appreciate my home here so much))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) HZ

    • 68 isonprize
      May 19, 2012 at 9:12 pm

      LLO, oooh, yeah. That purple dress was amazing on FLOTUS. It was a ‘throwback’ to the 1950s, yet modern the way she wears it. There is a pretty picture of her in it at http://mrs-o.com/newdata/2012/5/19/a-most-lovely-hostess.html

      I used to check over there often for Michelle’s fashions. It’s up to date today, but it hasn’t been as timely as it used to be. But then Chica has me RIDICULOUSLY spoiled when it comes to pics of FLOTUS and POTUS. I think every blog just be as addicted as we are!! LOLOLOL

      • 69 Dudette
        May 19, 2012 at 9:22 pm

        I know ison. I used to go to Mrs. O to find out who the designers of FLOTUS’ outfits are. But she’s been so far behind Chips, by the time she covers an outfit, its days later long after TOD has moved onto many next events. I was surprised to see today’s dress highlighted there today too.

        In fact, I think I first came to TOD having heard about it from someone on Mrs. O.

      • 70 GGail
        May 19, 2012 at 9:33 pm

        I used to follow it too isonprize, but quickly became spoiled by Chipsticks quickly having great pics and I forgot about mrs.o.com. LOL!!!

      • 71 prettyfoot58
        May 19, 2012 at 9:56 pm

        hey Isonnnnnnnnnn…how are you doing…how is your son….

        i went there often as well…and then someone linked to this blog…and i have been here ever since..:-D

  9. 72 socasweet
    May 19, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Hi Trinisamba,

    Have been looking for you on the blog for a long time now. Last time we were on the blog together, you asked me where in Trinidad I lived, but I had come off the blog and did not see the question till long after. I did answer that I lived in Santa Cruz but I do not know whether you saw it. I do hope that it was you who asked the question and that I am not confusing you with another Trinidadian.

    Where in Trinidad are you from? Will check back later.

    • 73 trinisamba
      May 19, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      I am in Mt Lambert. I had answered before but alas you missed it.

      • 74 Cheryllou
        May 19, 2012 at 9:56 pm

        We have Trinis on the board tonight. I’m from Trinidad. I have family that still lives in Arima.

        • 75 trinisamba
          May 19, 2012 at 10:21 pm

          I live in Trinidad but spend significant time in New Jersey because that is where my husband resides. He is retiring by early 2013 and will be returning to sweet T&T …………..FOR GOOD!!!!!

  10. May 19, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Some COOL photos from the G8:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/sets/72157629803869054/

    Including them watching the game!

  11. May 19, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Prime Minister David Cameron , President Barack Obama, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and others watch the penalty shootout in the Chelsea v Bayern Munich Champions League final

    • 78 Dudette
      May 19, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      That’s GREAT!!! Look at dude with his hands on his head. I guess we know who he was cheering for! πŸ™‚

    • 79 lisalovesobama
      May 19, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      Merkel looks like she carries tension in her shoulders and eyes. The only person in this photo who doesn’t look emotionally invested in some way is the new guy. Even the guy beside him shows tension in how he places his hands. Hollande looks completely relaxed, as though there are other places he could be.

  12. May 19, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Does the President follow soccer? I don’t recall him ever speaking about it.

    • 85 trinisamba
      May 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm

      He follows everything and he had spoken about it during the last World Cup.

    • 86 Dudette
      May 19, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      I don’t follow soccer that much myself, but I can appreciate a good game when I see it.

    • May 19, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      I don’t think he’s a big follower of it, Tien Le, but his daughters play and he goes to their games, so maybe he’s catching the bug! It is, after all, the greatest sport in the history of the world 😎

      • May 19, 2012 at 9:45 pm

        I think he mentioned the other day (maybe on The View?) when asked about his guilty pleasure that he loves watching any sporting event on TV he can, even the Luge.

  13. 90 Dudette
    May 19, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    France One (?) landing too.

  14. 91 Dudette
    May 19, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    What a beautiful First Couple we have!!

  15. 92 Dudette
    May 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Funny… just as I started thinking “I wish I could tell what he and Rahm and Mrs. Emmanuel are saying”… the camera started to zoom in on their conversation. Then I felt like an intruder.

  16. 95 Dudette
    May 19, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Hey did anyone else catch the shot of a room with a bunch of tables and chairs that came on screen right after the feed of the helicopter ended? Anyone know where that was?

  17. May 19, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    CAMP DAVID, Maryland (Reuters) – World leaders backed keeping Greece in the euro zone on Saturday and vowed to take all steps necessary to combat financial turmoil while revitalizing a global economy increasingly threatened by Europe’s debt crisis.

    A summit of the G8 leading industrialized nations came down solidly in favor of a push to balance European austerity – an approach long driven by German Chancellor Angela Merkel – with a new dose of U.S.-style stimulus seen as vital to healing ailing euro-zone economies. But it was clear that divisions remained.

    “We commit to take all necessary steps to strengthen and reinvigorate our economies and combat financial stresses, recognizing that the right measures are not the same for each of us,” the leaders said in a joint statement issued at their meeting at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland.

    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSBRE84H06F20120520?irpc=932

  18. 99 amk for obama
    May 19, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Congrats ut & LL. drogba is a cool customer.

  19. 100 socasweet
    May 19, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Hi Trinisamba,

    Not far from each other. I tend to come on the blog and read the new comments, then leave and do some thing or other and return, but i always try to read everything. Seems like i missed your reply. I guess we can try to connect some time. Right now I am trying to read a book for my book club meeting on Tuesday but this book is so difficult to read. It is like a chore. Anyhow I have to press on. Will check back later

  20. 101 proudmemberofglobalzero
    May 19, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Best thing I saw today: Came out of work and there were people standing on the sidewalk in front of a store…REGISTERING VOTERS. This time it was not me. Wow! It was great being asked, “are you registered to vote or do you need your registration updated?”

    • 102 Dudette
      May 19, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      Outstanding! Beats any of Rachel’s “Best Thing In The World Today” segments — Hands Down!!


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