Saturday Smiles




















Okay, this one’s probably my most loved – mainly because the unsteady camera technique is quite similar to my own ๐Ÿ˜†


Post your favorites – that I missed! – in the comments ๐Ÿ˜‰

263 Responses to “Saturday Smiles”

  1. June 2, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    I spent 9 hours at school today. My reward?

  2. 20 taiping1
    June 2, 2012 at 8:48 pm


  3. 21 vcprezofan2
    June 2, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Okay Maryl, well done!

    • 22 vcprezofan2
      June 2, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      What a fantastic treat! Ah Chica, you have been wonderfully good to us today, lots of pics as the morning award and memory lane video clips for the evening smile! Happy Sigh, I’ve gone to heaven without dying! ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

      I sure hope this means that you have also had a marvelous day yourself!

      • June 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm

        “Iโ€™ve gone to heaven without dying!”

        ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† That sounds like a wonderful trip, VC!!!!

        A marvelous day? No, I had a rubbish day – I was meant to get a whole heap of work done, but decided “meh, there’s always tomorrow”. And now tomorrow is almost here. Gulp. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • 24 vcprezofan2
          June 2, 2012 at 9:49 pm

          Ah CC! {{{Chips C}}} Sure hope the ‘rubbish’ part was more because you didn’t get enough work done than the actual tone of the day.
          You should once again go over all these lovely clips you set up for us. They are guaranteed to make you smile.

          I confess to being a paid up member in the ‘there’s always tomorrow’ club, which usually means my staying up into the wee wee hours to complete work related stuff for the next day. Over the next month, I actually have to prepare before going in to work (as opposed to my previous one day here and one day there assignments) and because I could see myself procrastinating while I checked out TOD this weekend, I stayed at work late yesterday to complete Monday’s preparation. I will send lots of positive thought your way tomorrow when you are doing catch up.

          • June 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm

            “I stayed at work late yesterday to complete Mondayโ€™s preparation”

            Now see VC, that there is my problem ….. I never prepare sensibly in advance. My motto is: “What’s the rush?”, even when a rush is severely needed.

            I actually dreamt one night recently about being an organized person, woke up with a smile, then realized it was but a dream, and said: “Arrrrrrggggghhhhhhhh!”

            I’m a hopeless case VC, completely hopeless.

            • June 2, 2012 at 10:13 pm

              You and I are sisters under the skin!

            • 27 CEB
              June 2, 2012 at 11:57 pm

              I gave up the hopeless dream of being organized long ago. The only good thing is that I am organized in my thinking and planning, but the end execution can be a little dicey. Every desk and work table in my room is covered with books and files and I am not at the point of simply tossing everything into file boxes to be sorted out (maybe) when school resumes in the fall. I can live with it.

  4. June 2, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    First so far?? If so I need a reeeeeeaaaaaallllllyyyyyy fabulous picture!!! I’m exhausted! (Actually that’s why I caught the post – because I’m too tired to do anything except stare at the screen!)

  5. 30 lamh35
    June 2, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Evening Chips, TOD et al.

    Watching EVITA. Been a while since I’ve seen it.

    Sorry Madonna, best EVITA ever…Patti LaPone!

    • 31 Liberal Librarian
      June 2, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      Well, no offence to Madge, but Patti Lupone can, you know, sing. And act.

      • 32 isonprize
        June 2, 2012 at 8:57 pm

        LL, see how you are? Expecting someone in a broadway role to actually ACT and SING!!! Such as elitist!! ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

    • 34 jackiegrumbacher
      June 2, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      Wow! I’d forgotten how fantastic Patti LaPone was in that role. What a voice!!!

  6. 35 lamh35
    June 2, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    I’m kinda on a Broadway kick today. A friend of mine should have tickets for Momma Mia tomorrow.

    I’ve the traveling show of Cats and Dreamgirls. The Dreamgirls shows was great, but if there was every a musical I wish I had seen the original cast perform, it’s that one.

    I mean I enjoyed the movie version as well, but no one can do “And I Am Telling You…” justice like Jennifer Holliday, the original Effie White, could.

    • 36 0388jojothecat
      June 2, 2012 at 9:35 pm

      I had the pleasure of seeing Dream girls when it came to Los Angeles and we were lucky that Jennifer Holiday performed that night. She had not been there all week.

    • 37 theo67
      June 2, 2012 at 11:49 pm

      There’s nobody better than Jennifer Halliday in that role. Nobody.

      • 38 0388jojothecat
        June 3, 2012 at 10:38 am

        Jennifer Hudson did a very good job in the movie….that’s why she won an academy award for supporting actress….JH’s performance was definately runner-up to Holiday.

        • 39 Obama Grandmama
          June 3, 2012 at 11:45 am

          This year’s American Idol runner up, Jessica Sanchez was awesome singing that song with Jennifer Holiday in the final show.

  7. 40 isonprize
    June 2, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Chica, oh CHICA… Here’s another video of then Sen. Obama singing Dionne Warwick’s tune “Walk on By” TO DIONNE WARWICK!!!!

    • June 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      Love it!!!!!! Love ya Isonprize!!!

      • 42 isonprize
        June 2, 2012 at 9:03 pm

        I would have LOVED to party with Barack back in the day!!! Ohio Players? Earth, Wind and Fire??? WHATT??!!??? Are you kidding me? They say he can’t dance, but he has great taste in soul music, in fact, if he has anything to do with the choice of musicians at the White House concerts, he has great musical tastes, period. GREAT TASTE!!!

        • 43 desertflower
          June 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm

          He’d fit right in with our TOD party’s…are you kidding! How cool would that be…as I recall, we do Ohio Players, Earth, WInd and Fire…..some funk…he’d fit right in!

    • 44 Hachikล
      June 2, 2012 at 9:06 pm

      Ms. Warwick had that effect on my dad. He fell in love after seeing her perform in concert. He loved that she was just so smooth and classy. That’s why I’m her namesake. I guess dad had high hopes for me. :-/

      • 45 0388jojothecat
        June 2, 2012 at 9:39 pm

        I love Dionne Warwick too. When I see her she reminds me of my aunt who passed away five years ago….I miss her so much.

        • 46 Hachikล
          June 3, 2012 at 8:17 am

          Awww. You and your aunt must have had a very special relationship, JoJo. She lives on through you and the memories you have of your times together. Blessings.

          • 47 0388jojothecat
            June 3, 2012 at 10:52 am

            Thank you Hachiko. We called her “auntie” but she was more like a 2nd mom. She is so much a part of my life. Bless you and Tucker too.

      • 48 jackiegrumbacher
        June 2, 2012 at 10:01 pm

        I had the incredible pleasure of seeing Dionne Warwick in concert with Burt Bachrach and they were phenomenal as a team. They seemed so in tune with each other, they each effortlessly made the other seem better. . Bachrach’s songs are always best when she sings them and he gave her some of the most glorious material any singer could hope for. I’m glad you were named after the divine Warwick, Hachiko. Hope things are working out for you.

        • 49 Hachikล
          June 3, 2012 at 8:16 am

          Truthfully, I think the younger Aretha Franklin was a more brilliant artist. Her voice was amazing. Her range unbelievable. I have all those old songs and am still awed by her talent.

        • 50 Hachikล
          June 3, 2012 at 8:18 am

          Truthfully, I think the younger Aretha Franklin was a more brilliant artist. Her voice was amazing. Her range unbelievable. I have all those old songs and am still awed by her talent.

          I’m doing ok today. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 51 yardarm756
        June 3, 2012 at 1:17 am

        You’re still a star baby-cakes!

      • 53 trinisamba
        June 3, 2012 at 8:51 am

        Hachiko, How are you? I thought about you this week. How is your dog? What about MAine? Are you well rested? I hope you both are. Much love from the Caribbean.

        • 54 Hachikล
          June 3, 2012 at 9:08 am

          Hi trinisamba! I’m good. Tucker is fine. He’s happy as long as he’s with his mama. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh yes, well rested. I got a little part-time summer job with a non-profit political community org here in Maine. It’s the mainepeoplesalliance.org. LunarSea tipped me off to the fact that they were hiring field canvassers. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 55 desertflower
      June 2, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      OMG. ison…that was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good, I KEEP listening to this! Love him. loveloveloveloveLOVE this man! Thanks, ison….it’s a good day!

  8. 57 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 2, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    A question for all seasons …

    Can’t fault Bill Maher for asking …

    To which my initial response was …

    But, then felt the need to be more direct and, if you check my TL, you’ll see several folk will get the question. For now, I’ll share the first recipient, an all time TOD fav ๐Ÿ™‚


    • 58 vcprezofan2
      June 2, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      I saw that too Bob and added my 2 cents worth

      • 59 anniebella
        June 2, 2012 at 10:28 pm

        Mr. Maher, I keep hoping the voters will use the common sense the good Lord gave them, and not be fool by what the Republicans have been doing. The voters have seen how extreme radical the Republicans have gotten, they have seen how the Republicans refuse to work with this President. They seen how because of the Republicans behavior for the first time America credit was downgraded. The voters went to the Republicans in 2010, and what have it gotten us? Use your common sense voters.

        • 60 Mae who love our CIC
          June 3, 2012 at 9:29 am

          Just had to respond Annie; now they want the American public to repeat 2010 bad decision so that they may continue to reek havoc on us. It will not get better for the majority of the American people if we leave the Repubs in office. If it is suppose to be so bad for some of us now, just think what will happen later.

          The media is lying as we all here know; around me it is evident that the economy is improving. Folk appear to be happy and they are certainly buying and upkeeping their residences unlike a few years back when they were walking away from their mortgages.

          Job numbers were great! We did not lose any, so any gain is better than a loss any day of the week.

          The truth and common sense is exactly what we need. Believe your own press.

  9. 61 taiping1
    June 2, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Almost first: slow iPhone. Thanks Chips for all your housecleaning. Saw Ben Jealous from NAACP at fundraiser for SAFE CA (replacing the death penalty with permanent incarceration which will save $1 billion over 5 years which can be better used to improve public safety: 46% of homicides and 56% of rapes are not solved in CA). I thanked him for NAACP position on SSM. He said that Board members who had worked with MLK said that they should not act like whites had in the 60s, recalling how they had been told “Not now” “Just wait” “Later”. Looks like replacing the death penalty may pass if we work hard enough. Many former supporters now recognize that it doesn’t work and the money could be spent elsewhere. Permanent incarceration is much cheaper than the death penalty and prevents the execution of innocent people. One of the SAFE CA supporters spent 20 years on death row for a crime he was accused of when 16. He was exonerated and is now free.

  10. 62 Cha
    June 2, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Mahalo Chips for that vid with Malia and Sasha talking about how COOL it would be to live in the White House! I’ve never really heard them talk at all..they’re even more Adorable if possible!

    Brian Williams sure mangled Malia’s name way back then..poor guy didn’t know how to say it on national tv.

    • June 2, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      Hellooooooooooooooooooo Cha! I was semi-reluctant to post that clip because I know PBO said he regretted involving Malia and Sasha in the interview, but it’s just ridiculously cute, so I couldn’t resist!

      • 64 vitaminlover
        June 2, 2012 at 9:21 pm

        Did he ever say why he regretted involving the llittle ones in that interview?

        • 65 itgurl_29
          June 2, 2012 at 9:31 pm

          Because of the media firestorm after it. The next day, the news was pretty much all about Sasha and Malia. The press really got out of control with their coverage.

          • 66 0388jojothecat
            June 2, 2012 at 9:43 pm

            The media started asking for access, moving in on photographing them more. I think they put their foot down when companies started making Malia and Sasha dolls.

          • 67 vitaminlover
            June 2, 2012 at 11:32 pm

            I see, itgurl. They are like buzzards.

      • 68 Cha
        June 2, 2012 at 9:30 pm

        Awwwww! I’m glad you did, Chips. Wonder why he regretted it? ‘Cause they told on him? ๐Ÿ˜›

        • 69 isonprize
          June 2, 2012 at 9:38 pm

          I think both he and Michelle mentioned that they regretted it because it drew so much media attention to the girls. Not they didn’t expect attention, but I really think they underestimated how incredibly intense the scrutiny would be of every single word, movement, piece of clothing related to the girls.

  11. June 2, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    “we have a job creation president and a constipation congress. They wouldn’t pass gas if they thought it would help the president”.
    – Gov. O’Malley

    • 72 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      June 2, 2012 at 9:06 pm

      Asked the good Gov O’Malley a question earlier today ….

      Asked the DOJ the same question and one more ….


    • 75 Cha
      June 2, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      Excellent Framing! PObama’s all about helping the country so the gops sabotage our country because it would be bad for PBO. Bob is right..it’s TREASON.

      • 76 Cha
        June 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm

        I see where it was Bill Maher who asked that question about whether the gops were committing Treason..in my mind they are.

        Good question, Maher, and Thanks Bob for posting it!

        • 77 desertflower
          June 2, 2012 at 10:05 pm

          Well…seems clear to me: Dictionary.com

          1. T reason , sedition mean disloyalty or treachery to one’s country or its government. T reason is any attempt to overthrow the government or impair the well-being of a state to which one owes allegiance; the crime of giving aid or comfort to the enemies of one’s government. S edition is any act, writing, speech, etc., directed unlawfully against state authority, the government, or constitution, or calculated to bring it into contempt or to incite others to hostility, ill will or disaffection; it does not amount to treason and therefore is not a capital offense. 2. See disloyalty.

          • 78 desertflower
            June 2, 2012 at 10:05 pm

            Actually could throw sedition in there, too.

          • 79 Cha
            June 2, 2012 at 11:39 pm


            The gops would certainly be throwing those terms around..and in fact they did when anyone didn’t want to go with bush lies. It’s the US corporatemediawhore$$$$$$$ who let them get away with Everything.. as we all too well know.

          • 80 Walking_on_ Sunshine
            June 3, 2012 at 12:15 am

            See Norquist.

        • 81 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
          June 2, 2012 at 10:12 pm

          Cha, this is the question I forwarded to BillMaher yesterday, it was a question I posed to @edshow ….


          • 82 Cha
            June 2, 2012 at 11:45 pm

            So WOW Thanks Bob for helping our DEMOCRACY!

          • June 3, 2012 at 1:45 am

            Thank you Bobfr for pressing this important plot, which was set up the same day Our President was sworn into office. And…since the GOP took over the house in 2010, how many jobs bills have been drafted/passed? Name me one job bill that the GOP put forth that has to do with jobs.

          • 84 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
            June 3, 2012 at 1:49 am

            Much appreciated Cha & Carla.

            Now, let’s get the message to every citizen!!


  12. June 2, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    President Obama is returning to Washington from Chicago on Saturday. He will then head straightย to Camp David where he will stay the night.

    On Sunday, he is scheduled to host a reception at the White House for the Ford’s Theatre.


  13. 86 Obamaperson
    June 2, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I was reading on Beast that Clinton sabotages Obama by praising Bain. Why does the Obama campaign ask him to campaign? In my mind he does a lot of mean mischief. Maybe he is not yet over Obama’s win over Hillary, and wants to hurt the President. If he goes on with his sabotage I should imagine a lot of people will think twice before they give his favorite ambitions any support in the future. People who follow the Democratic Party can have long memories, and especially if they see Democrats hurting other good Democrats. And it is especially bad when the country is what is being hurt.

  14. June 2, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Hey everyone, I just got a very exciting email:

    Provide us with the information below to claim amount won:

    1 Full Name:
    2 Full Address:
    3 Occupation:
    4 Age:
    5 Sex:
    6 Nationality:
    7 Telephone Number:
    Congratulations once more from our members of staff and we are glad to have you in our promotional program.
    Won amount of 7 crores 10 lakhs
    Microsoft Awards

    Can anyone tell me what 7 crores and 10 lakhs are worth? Does this mean I’m very rich? If yes, my next post will be from the Cayman Islands, so long as my yacht has good WiFi. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  15. 97 lisalovesobama
    June 2, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Hey Chips, there’s a clip you posted like 2 years ago. It’s of PBO coming home to the WH after being away for a while. He gets home and goes looking for Miche and he’s walking past cameramen and he goes something like “Miche, where is she?” and then you hear Miche go:”Here I am!” and she skips up to him and you could tell she was going in for a hug and kiss, but PBO stopped her so they just joined hands and walked up the paved walkway into the WH. It’s a TeaNN clip I believe and Miche’s hair is in a bob, and I think she’s wearing a dress and for some reason I keep seeing the color green. Do you remember that clip Chips? Do you still have it perchance? And if so, can you please post it? It’s one of my faves because Miche is so exuberant, she actually skips up to him and would have launched herself into his arms if PBO hadn’t stopped her bc he had been out of town and really missed her but he didn’t want to greet her in their special way in front of the camerapervs who were egging him on. But I’m telling you, as soon as the WH doors closed behind them, those two never made it to the residence, they were probably making out like two teenagers by the door. {{{sigh}}} Ah love! Je t’adore!!!

  16. 115 prettyfoot58
    June 2, 2012 at 9:27 pm


  17. 116 Byo
    June 2, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I get the shrubbing now. It was funny then,but I did not seem to get it! I was one of those who respectfully suggest you redo it. Dumb me. I apologize.

  18. 117 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 2, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    No place to hide … if We the People make it so ….


  19. 118 trinisamba
    June 2, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I stand to be corrected but I believe he called out FLOTUS………….that was such a “unable to describe” moment. Such sweet love as only POTUS and FLOTUS can……………..”sigh”

    • 119 trinisamba
      June 2, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      Aawwwwh! Just saw it ……….I was right…………..OMG……they are so in love with each other , it is unbelievable. POTUS makes it difficult for other men to get away with a lack od demonstration of love. …………my husband included.

  20. June 2, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I guess everyone went to bed early!

    • 121 lisalovesobama
      June 2, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      Nope! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m here!

      • June 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm

        Yes that comment made no sense because when I checked the page my computer showed 4 comments, and when I posted my comment above there were suddenly 59 comments! This is why I’m always amazed when I get first!

  21. 123 vitaminlover
    June 2, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    President Obama is the most charismatic man in the world. He exhudes power and confidence. He is also humble. He has a killer wit. He has a great sense of humor. The press cannot handle him. He will not let them. He is the boss and that is the bottom line. He has self respect in spite of certain disrespects. He knows that he will win in the end. He plays some things close to the vest. Thank God I have a chance to witness this all with my own eyes. He also has an air about him of complete peace and calm. Whenever things start swirling around he just gets sooo calm. We must not let our hearts be troubled or be afraid because there is absolutely nothing to fear. We got this and even more HE”s got this! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!!

    • 124 hopefruit2
      June 2, 2012 at 10:11 pm


    • 125 CEB
      June 3, 2012 at 12:18 am

      “The press cannot handle him. He will not let them.” THIS is why they say that he is aloof and other things that anyone else can see is untrue. They are so used to politicians who suck up to them or fear them that they do not know how to respond to someone who neither needs them or cares about them.

    • 126 theo67
      June 3, 2012 at 12:31 am


  22. 127 a4alice
    June 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Aw what a fun post! Thanks Chips! Loved them all ๐Ÿ˜€

  23. 130 trinisamba
    June 2, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I guess there’s “nothing to fear but fear itself.”

  24. 131 Suzette
    June 2, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Good night all.
    Seen all these videos before, but I had to stop to watch them all again. You just can not get too much Barack or Barack and Michelle.
    Love them all.

    • 133 anniebella
      June 2, 2012 at 10:36 pm

      Is POTUS and FLOTUS holding hands as McCartney sings that song “MICHELLE” to Michelle.

    • 137 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      June 2, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      Heartwarming. This video has me smiling from ear to ear. ๐Ÿ™‚
      All these videos tonight are wonderful Chips. Just wonderful!

  25. 138 Claire
    June 2, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Love them all. Thanks Chips!

  26. 139 vcprezofan2
    June 2, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Chips, this post is ‘just what the doctor ordered’, so thanks! Would it be not too difficult to find the clip from early in their WH stay when PBO came back from a trip and Sasha rushed to meet him on the lawn? The first part of Lisa’s description brought it to mind. No sweat if my description is too skimpy to help.

    • June 2, 2012 at 10:25 pm

      Hiya VC, I’m not sure that I ever saw video of that, I only remember photos??


      PS Thank you vitaminlover for being the ONLY person to comment on that post ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

      • June 2, 2012 at 10:34 pm

        Such sweet photos. The only one missing is FLOTUS. The girls have grown so much. TY.

        • 142 0388jojothecat
          June 2, 2012 at 10:57 pm

          When PBO and FLOTUS end their 2nd term in the WH, Sasha will be going off to college…..time flys so fast. I am thankful that the President and First Lady was able to be a family in the WH because the President was able to spend more time with the girls and expose them to so much life, history and the world as President and First Lady than him as Senator in D.C. and a working mom in Chicago.

          • 143 anniebella
            June 3, 2012 at 5:27 am

            You mean Malia, don’t you? Malia will be 14 July 4th. And 2016 she will turn 18, I wonder if she will be going to Harvard or Princeton? Sasha will be 14 as the Obamas leave the WH in 2016. Sasha will be 11 in June, what is the date?

      • 145 vcprezofan2
        June 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm

        Thank you, Ma’am! That works for me. I viewed it several times, moving swiftly through the pics the last times and it was almost like a video – my ow personal video clip. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Fact is I believe it’s the first time I was seeing the pictures of the girls playing on the swing. I had only seen the ones when Sasha started to run towards her dad, so the whole thing is a special treat. Now I have a new challenge…for me…. to figure out when I FIRST posted on this site. If I ever figure it out I can have a personal anniversary date to celebrate. Not remembering this particular post makes me think I wasn’t here two years ago. I suspect I found you after the 2010 elections, but I’ll see.

      • 146 vitaminlover
        June 2, 2012 at 11:12 pm

        Chips!! Has that been almost 2 years? Where did the time go. What precious pictures!

        • June 2, 2012 at 11:21 pm

          Time is flying VL, we must be having fun! Thank you for being my only friend back then!

          • 148 vitaminlover
            June 3, 2012 at 12:05 am

            You are so welcome, honey.You are so easy to be nice toand to love. Plus, I really loved the mission of your blog. You are so positive about Our Beloved President. This is a blog that is to be noticed and that is that.

      • 149 vcprezofan2
        June 2, 2012 at 11:16 pm

        ‘Thank you vitaminlover for being the ONLY person to comment on that post’

        Much easier to spot the trolls back then, eh? You miss those days, Chica? ๐Ÿ˜€

      • 152 Walking_on_ Sunshine
        June 2, 2012 at 11:21 pm

        I never saw those pictures before. They are just beautiful!

  27. June 2, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I have Not seen much of DWS and on FTN, has Axelrod against Priebus!
    Is something A-foot!

  28. 156 vitaminlover
    June 2, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Lord, have mercy please. The electricity between Barack and Michelle is soooo electrifying in that video where that other leader want a picture just with our First Lady. Later on in the same video one could just feel the crackling, I swear! Talk about intense. I mean wow.

  29. 159 desertflower
    June 2, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    HAHAHA!! I can’t wait for those debates to start. That’s all I’m sayin’…..


    […] dramatically slashing public higher education funding and hiking fees during his one term. According to the Boston Globe, fees and tuition jumped 63 percent at Massachusettsโ€™ once-stellar system of public higher education from 2003 to 2007, as Romney slashed state funding year after year, for a total of $140 million, or 14 percent, in four years. Not surprisingly, average student debt in Massachusetts jumped 25 percent while Romney was governor. Between 2001 and 2011, tuition and fees have more than doubled at the stateโ€™s community colleges, state university and UMass campuses, but the bulk of the added burden piled up under Romney.

    And even this:

    There’s no reason to expect Romney will stick to attacks on President Obama that are reasonable or based in fact. You’d think he’d stick to ones that weren’t likely to bite him in the ass, but then, maybe his problem is he doesn’t have many of thoseโ€”in fact, even without an Obama campaign response, Romney’s big “Obama raised tuition” video has already been pulled for a copyright violation and drawn an annoyed response (“Considering I am not a supporter of Mitt Romney, this is not exactly sitting well with me”) from one of the students featured in the video talking about his debt.

    Another FAIL!

  30. June 2, 2012 at 10:27 pm

  31. June 2, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Joe Biden’s daughter got Married Today.

  32. 167 amk for obama
    June 2, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    From BJ,

    All 67 election supervisors tell rick scott to go pound salt.

    So that means that punk will stop ?

    • 168 vcprezofan2
      June 2, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      You’re back! I guess that means it’s time for me to disappear? Okay, give me 5 or ten minutes.

  33. 169 sabreen60
    June 2, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Thank you so much Ms. Chips for the “Saturday Smiles”. I watched a few of these several times and can never get enough. You’re the greatest!

  34. June 2, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Chips, thanks for posting my favorite video: The one where he is shaking the bobby at #10 downing street. My second favorite one is where this Indian journalist was flirting with PBO at a London conference. he answered her question beautifully without condenscion. It shows his strength and humility that we are all created equal. Chips do you remember the video where he was being asked a question about drugs and he said he could not understand why Bill Clinton did not inhale? Then the camerawoman started giggling and everybody started laughing. if you could find these memory video’s it would be nice.

  35. 173 donna dem 4 obama
    June 2, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Hey Chips here is one of my favorites!

    PBO dancing at the Fiesta Latia

  36. June 2, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Vid of the Obama walk today and reaction from the public. My fave—-little kid said PBO said “Hey!” to him and he said “Hey!” back.


  37. 179 Ceb
    June 2, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Oh my! I just checked in before going to sleep and saw most of my favorite videos posted. Sleep will have to be postponed while I go happily through memory lane. Thanks, Chips and any other contributors. Off to enjoy the awesomeness of PBO and MO.

  38. 180 desertflower
    June 2, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Goodness, you guys have been busy while I’ve been gone! What good stuff:)

  39. 182 desertflower
    June 2, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    I kind of liked THIS one….

    • 183 vitaminlover
      June 3, 2012 at 12:20 am

      That’s the same way President Re-elect Obama is going to do Willard–squash him like the bug that he is! Yeah, I said it.

      • 184 0388jojothecat
        June 3, 2012 at 12:54 am

        ……and Rove, the millionaires, and billionaires, and teabaggers, and birthers….they are dead lord of the flies.

  40. June 2, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Hello TOD family,

    It was a great day at the MA State Convention. Elizabeth Warren with 95% of the delegate votes. Watch her convention video. About half way through the video my own small town’s Warren supporters are shown at a prrevious event with Elizabeth. There is a sign “Winthrop for Warren”.
    I am in the picture on the far right – the woman with the blue sweater. Our delegation voted for Elizabeth today with 100% of the votes. I am very happy tonight.

    • 186 desertflower
      June 3, 2012 at 12:07 am

      Thanks so much for posting this here…I’m so happy that Elizabeth Warren did so well today. She’s the real deal and such a passionate supporter of not just the middle class, but of doing what’s right. I hope the good people of MA vote her into office as their senator. They will not be disappointed.

    • 187 0388jojothecat
      June 3, 2012 at 12:35 am

      THIS! Thank you for posting this, Elizabeth Warren is the real deal. She will be the next Senator and hopefully our first Female President of the United States of America while Robme and Rove will be court jesters to The Newtster on Mars.

    • 188 theo67
      June 3, 2012 at 1:02 am

      Nice to see you in the video, hgerhard!

  41. 189 desertflower
    June 2, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    My favorite

    • 190 0388jojothecat
      June 3, 2012 at 12:24 am

      Baaaalammmm……..Trump got trampled that night! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ wooo hoooo…..pass the wine….party time.

  42. 191 trinisamba
    June 3, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Awwwh Chips! What a GRRReat day this has been. Beautiful photos and videos of the two most beautiful people on the planet. I’m in heaven (singing)………..Off to bed now. GNight everyone and much love to you all. Chips you are a GEM. Thanks a million.

  43. 194 0388jojothecat
    June 3, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Watching the Ides of March. I rented it a few months ago and fell asleep on it, hope to stay up watch it but it was not given good reviews from what I recall.

    • 195 COS
      June 3, 2012 at 12:27 am

      I watched Ides earlier today. I recorded it a few weeks ago from STARTZ. It is a good movie. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have been catching up on a lot of stuff recorded on my dvr this week end. I am currently watching the tribute to Lionel Ritchie with the country stars. It came on a long time go. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 196 0388jojothecat
        June 3, 2012 at 12:57 am

        I am staying up to watch Midnight in Paris for the up-tenth-time, I just love the shots of Paris, France, the scenery, the city in lights. I have GOT TO GO TO PARIS.

        • 197 theo67
          June 3, 2012 at 1:41 am

          I loved that movie – a lot more than I thought I would. It was like going on a mini-vacation and history tour.

    • 199 desertflower
      June 3, 2012 at 12:48 am

      Is that the one with Clooney and Gosling? That’s good enough for me!

  44. 201 CEB
    June 3, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Good night to anyone who is still up. I really enjoyed re-visiting these videos.

  45. 202 desertflower
    June 3, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Anyone still here????

  46. 204 taiping1
    June 3, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Remember Bruce & Barack in Ohio?

    • 205 0388jojothecat
      June 3, 2012 at 1:06 am

      I love this song…..it is so Barack Obama and Joe Biden, our two american heros. I have that sign in my office…OBAMA/BIDEN.

      O/T: Chrispie Christie must HATE that THE BOSS is a Democrate and an Obama supporter…hahahahahahaha.

  47. 206 taiping1
    June 3, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Substitute November 6, 2012 for November 4, 2008:

  48. 207 desertflower
    June 3, 2012 at 12:55 am

    http://wcmcoop.com/members/integrity-the-child-scott-walker-left-behind/ Oh dear. This will leave a mark….people of WI…have you had enough yet?

    • 208 0388jojothecat
      June 3, 2012 at 1:18 am

      WOW…this is a bomb shell. I read some of the comments. Isn’t it funny how the rw always wants to deny that when a women comes forward it’s a lie but if it happened to a Democrat it must be true? no questions asked.

      • 209 desertflower
        June 3, 2012 at 1:27 am

        If this is true, and it doesn’t seem to be from some rag….the hypocrisy of these people is STUNNING! I hope we find out more. SOON.

  49. 210 Cha
    June 3, 2012 at 1:03 am

    I got an email from my Mass cyberbuddy around 4pm EST and she said..

    “amazing..we did it. we gave Elizabeth Warren 95.7% of the delegates, so she will not have a primary fight, so she can focus ALL of her mind-boggling brilliance on brown.

    more on it all, soon

    i am hoarse from screaming”

    How Fun & Historic to have been there!!

    • 211 0388jojothecat
      June 3, 2012 at 1:21 am

      Congratulation MA….you are on your way to making history and making Ted Kennedy proud once again.

      • 212 Cha
        June 3, 2012 at 2:21 am

        More to the story, jojo!

        “i didn’t have a chance earlier, but i want to tell you – and i am going to post it – that EVERY SINGLE speaker LAVISHED PRAISE ON PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, AND SPOKE EXPECTING US ALL TO WORK OUR HEARTS OUT FOR HIM!!!! INCLUDING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE AGAIN!!! AND AND AND


        WE ALL LOVE PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!! and all READY to work for him!!!

        this was gigantic, Cha!! you heard Elizabeth Warren BROKE THE STATE RECORD with that 95.7% of delegates!!!!”

        I cried for joy when I read that!

  50. 213 theo67
    June 3, 2012 at 1:28 am

    What a fantastic trip down memory lane! Thanks Chipsticks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. 214 canadabarb4obama
    June 3, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Such a lovely walk down memory lane.

  52. 215 0388jojothecat
    June 3, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Good Nite everyone

  53. 216 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 3, 2012 at 2:19 am

    Am leaving this tweet and video for those whom visit during the wee hours of 0215 and 0900 EDT.

    It is crucial that each of you listen to the portion of the video between 1:40 & 2:15. Absolutely crucial. For those of you with the tools, please consider creating a separate video that plays just that portion. It IS what Tuesday in Wisconsin is all about, folks. NO JOKE.

    Moreover, expect to see a repeat of aspects of this post and the tweet throughout the day on Sunday and moving forward.

    #AmericaThisIsNotATest NO JOKE

    • 217 desertflower
      June 3, 2012 at 2:26 am

      Still awake and hard at work….this is for the marbles. I hope they are ALL paying attention!

    • 218 theo67
      June 3, 2012 at 3:26 am

      I was really impressed with Tom Barrett’s performance in the debates in the various clips that I saw.

  54. 220 Joy
    June 3, 2012 at 3:13 am

    I absolutely loved watching all of these videos of your President and the First Lady, thank you so much for putting up so many fun videos all at once of this amazing couple. They just make you smile and cry and laugh. What a beautiful thing you folks in the U.S. have with who you have in the white house. So happy for you ๐Ÿ™‚
    And I was wondering who took that last video all shaky and everything, hehehe ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Obama/Biden landslide in November! I’m rooting for you guys, the world is rooting for you guys! Enjoy your campaign because I know you all are working very hard for the best person to lead you into the next 4 years.

  55. 222 desertflower
    June 3, 2012 at 8:00 am

    It’s 4:41am for me….i was left sleeping on the couch, waiting for my daughter to come home from babysitting last night! She was SUPPOSED to wake me up:) Good Lord! Now, here I am and no one’s here? All sleeping snuggly in your BEDS, like I SHOULD HAVE BEEN….she left the lights on…..lights I never put on….so I guess I would have a clue that she was home….. Seriously, it’s going to be a lOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG day today. Great couch for a nap, NOT a great couch to sleep all night on.

    I need some coffee or something. If I make the coffee, it’s like I intend to stay awake at 4:30am on a Sunday……I made the coffee:) Anyone home??

    • 223 Hachikล
      June 3, 2012 at 8:22 am

      Hi DF. I hope you’re able to fall back asleep. It’s way too early to be up on a sunday. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 224 desertflower
        June 3, 2012 at 8:38 am

        HI,Hachiko:) Doesn’t seem to be the case….I’m having my coffee now! I like to get up early and start my day…especially here in the desert because that’s the only cool time of day to be outside doing yardwork….but 4:30 on Sunday seems ridiculous ๐Ÿ™‚ How are you, love? What’s happening on the homefront and with Tucker? Did you check into that EPIC training job opportunity that I mentioned? Don’t know if you saw that….thinking of you.

        • 225 Hachikล
          June 3, 2012 at 9:06 am

          Hi darling. I’m good today. Tuck and I are still at the extended stay thanks to a kind soul here on TOD.

          I did look into EPIC. I have to be working for a hospital or health care provider to be able to enroll in a class.

          • 226 desertflower
            June 3, 2012 at 9:22 am

            Not true! My husband never worked for any hospital or healthcare provider! He came from the financial services industry! Banking! The only requirement is a college degree…and if you have taught, that would be helpful. My husband’s class is filled with all different kinds of people, with all different backgrounds. Young, older, some nurses, academics…keep pushing or check another site. You can do this too!

            • 227 Hachikล
              June 3, 2012 at 9:45 am

              If you can send me a link to where I can sign up for the training (hopefully it’s free), I’d appreciate it. The info I found says you have to be working in the health care industry or have someone in that industry sponsor you.

              • 228 desertflower
                June 3, 2012 at 9:52 am

                I’ll talk to my husband and see what info he can give me. I WILL do this so keep checking. If I don’t see you here, I will email Chips so she can forward my email to you or something. I will do this for you TODAY. Chin up:)

    • 231 forus50
      June 3, 2012 at 8:36 am

      Hi desertflower — Good Morning!! A BEAUTIFUL day here in Chicago! I have the TV turned off and coffee on. I’ll be heading outside to go for a LONG walk along the lake today.

      In the first few comments I love that picture of Barack Obama with the afro – he was/is one good looking guy. I had never seen that one before.

      • 232 desertflower
        June 3, 2012 at 8:43 am

        Morning, forus50:) It’s a beautiful morning in Phoenix too…right NOW anyway! That’s one of the benefits of an early riser…best part of the day in the summer is the wee hours of the morning:) After that, all bets are off!

        No TV, and coffee for me, too. I figure that I can always take a nap later…not going back to bed!

        I had never seen that picture of PBO with his afro. Handsome then, handsome now. He looks like he was thinking deep thoughts, even then.

  56. June 3, 2012 at 8:25 am

    David Gregory and Lester Holt are really doing a number on President Obama on the Today Show—–and Gregory before that on a preview of MTP on local news. They are shaking their heads about the dismal job numbers, Gregory saying no incumbent could be re-elected with these horrible job numbers coming in “month after month”, that this is exactly the kind of campaign issue RobMe wanted. They then show Clinton saying Willard’s record at Bain was “sterling”. And on and on. It was a Romney infomercial. This is after a local reporter, after showing the Obama stroll yesterday a.m. ended his report with Willard standing in front of Solyndra and looked in the camera and said Obama is going to have a very difficult time overcoming his “failed policies”. I have never seen anything like this. It is a coordinated attack. There is no substance or fullness to any of their reports, just negative sound bites. I know there are those who don’t like to hear this kind of thing, but I don’t think we can ignore it—–these shows still have large numbers of viewers and this is the distorted message they are sending out there—–it’s a drumbeat. It is so unethical. I have never seen these programs be so one-sided, no pretense of objectivity.

    • June 3, 2012 at 8:42 am

      The people who watch MTP (older white folks) aren’t going to vote for the President anyway. Why are people still expecting these Sunday shows to be anything other than infomercials for the GOP?

    • 236 cluny
      June 3, 2012 at 8:45 am

      it’s awful but everyone will have to shut it out as much as possible and work as hard as can be to re elect him. Forget the media – they have their corporate interests and if US citizens do not take responsibility in informing themselves then all pBO supporters are going to have to wok double time. People can say what they will about Chris Matthews but at least when the crunch comes he really supports PBO. He has been the best so far – Martin Bashir too and LOD , Ed but that’s about it. Rachel Maddow can be good too. That’s about it – you won’t get more help in terms of TV stuff. And print media is down to about 10 people. You have to grind it out inch by inch.

    • 238 desertflower
      June 3, 2012 at 8:49 am

      Someone’s watching these gabfests. Found this comment on C&L about one of the exchanges with Michael Steele:

      On “Up”, there was this interesting exchange:

      Chris said, “If we cared about the states as much as we loved the banks, we’d loan them money at 0% interest.”

      Michal Steele responded that that money “comes with a long string attached” dictating how the money is spent. He goes on to complain that money given to the states doesn’t get spent “where it is needed. It all stays at the top. Like cream. It just floats on top.”

      Am I’m thinking: “Damn! Isn’t that EXACTLY the argument AGAINST ‘Trickle Down Economics’?”

      It’s “like cream”. I’d love to hear that argument thrown back in their faces.

    • June 3, 2012 at 9:03 am

      They are mad because Gregory show MTP is being circumvented with a Telethon.
      So, he cannot have his Propaganda this week!

  57. 240 prettyfoot58
    June 3, 2012 at 8:36 am

    what strikes me so much about this video ia that is shows how consistent the President has been…

  58. 241 prettyfoot58
    June 3, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Gooood Morning everyone…i always miss the excitement at night…i just can’t stay awake…but i do so enjoy all these moments….that chips and others hav brought back for us to all enjoy….

    when you think back on this President…there are so many pivotal moments…ranking up there for me are two….

    The speech that the President gave on race in Philadelphia…..and the speech that the President gave when his last State of the Union speech…where he outlined his vision for the country….

    and then came the subsequent speeches around the American Jobs Act….putting substance to the State of the Union speeches…

    This weekend i bypassed what passes for news on the MSNBC…etc…..i must say it was refreshing….spent alot of time on cpan and twitter..etc….

    i did peep this morning…on Chris Hayes…saw Michael Steele….i knew that i did not want to watch….decided it was best not to….hahahaha….

    sometimes i take these things a lil too personal….i have to remember to focus on those things that i can change and let go of those things that i can’t…..

    and as has been pointed out by many of the wonderful folks here….there is so much that i can do to add my voice to the re-election of the President…. ๐Ÿ™‚


  59. June 3, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Tina Gangidine is so passionate about President Barack Obama, even her pet lovebird campaigned for him.

    “I left the campaign sign by her cage, and whenever she would get out she would always hop right over to it and sit for long stretches staring at it,” said the retired middle school teacher from Ohio.

    “I guess she was a political bird. Well, so is the rest of her family, so she came by it honestly.”


  60. 243 Hachikล
    June 3, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Romney already planning transition, headed by former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt… http://pwire.at/Lmb0ij | wow. Talk about hubris.
    He must know something we don’t.

    • June 3, 2012 at 9:17 am

      I think it’s hubris as well as belief that money can buy him anything. After all, it’s worked that way all his life.

    • June 3, 2012 at 9:48 am

      A new government planned by a Utah Governor? That says it all.

      • 246 carolyn
        June 3, 2012 at 9:53 am

        Romney needs to read the Greek tragedies and Shakespeare. Hubris, which is what this is, is the fatal flaw that brings down “great” men.
        I put great in quotation marks, because he isn’t a great men, but he is famous. In every play, hubris is the downfall of the hero…..Oedipus, Creon,MacBeth,…..the list goes on and on. Romney is by no means of the stature of those protagonists, but he is on the world stage, and everything he does reeks of an unbelievable hubris and faith in money. I will enjoy his downfall. I think it will be spectacular.
        Ordinary people do not like this kind of regal presumption…..and it is that.

        • June 3, 2012 at 10:13 am

          Beautifully stated and I concur 100%. You couldn’t get two more diametrically opposed candidates – in temperament, intelligence, warmth, compassion, humility, values and ideals.

  61. June 3, 2012 at 9:43 am

    This is priceless! Stephanie cutter and Krugman are kicking ass in this week!
    Best debate I have ever seen!
    You watching this! We have the facts on our side, they have easily refuted talking points!

    • 249 Bill
      June 3, 2012 at 9:50 am

      I thought she would be great . “Meet the Press” was worse than usual. Gregory let Alex Castelanos dominate the conversation.

  62. June 3, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Stepanie Cutter I love you!!!

  63. 252 amk for obama
    June 3, 2012 at 9:50 am

    After God had created Adam he noticed that he looked very lonely. He decided to help.

    He said “Adam, I’ve decided to make you a woman. She’ll love you, cook for you, be sweet to you, and understand you.”

    Adam said “Great! How much will she cost me?”

    The answer came back, “An arm and a leg.”

    “Well,” said Adam “what can I get for a rib?”

  64. June 3, 2012 at 9:52 am

  65. 254 prettyfoot58
    June 3, 2012 at 9:52 am


    • 255 prettyfoot58
      June 3, 2012 at 9:57 am





  66. 256 amk for obama
    June 3, 2012 at 9:53 am

    A man goes into a pet shop to buy a parrot. The shop owner points to three identical looking parrots on a perch and says, “the parrot on the left costs 500 dollars”. “Why does the parrot cost so much,” asks the man. The shop owner says, “well, the parrot knows how to use a computer”.

    The man then asks about the next parrot to be told that this one costs 1,000 dollars because it can do everything the other parrot can do plus it knows how to use the UNIX operating system.

    Naturally, the increasingly startled man asks about the third parrot to be told that it costs 2,000 dollars. Needless to say this begs the question, “What can it do?” To which the shop owner replies, “to be honest I have never seen it do a thing, but the other two call him boss!”

  67. 257 canadabarb4obama
    June 3, 2012 at 10:00 am

    That was cute, AMK.

  68. 258 amk for obama
    June 3, 2012 at 10:01 am
    • 259 anniebella
      June 3, 2012 at 10:54 am

      amk for obama, Great message from that cartoon. Obama is making a mess of traditional marriage, the last time I heard when Mrs. Obama was on the View, Michelle and Barack Obama will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in October, to each other. Now let’s see Limbaugh has been married how many times to how many women, now who’s really making the mess?

  69. 260 amk for obama
    June 3, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Ok, last one, promise

    A woman and a man driver are involved in a horrific collision, but amazingly both escape completely unhurt โ€“ though their cars are written off.

    As they crawl out of the wreckage, the man sees the woman is blonde and strikingly beautiful. Then the woman turns to the man and gushes breathily: โ€˜Thatโ€™s incredible both our cars are demolished but weโ€™re fine.

    It must be a sign from God that we are meant to be together!โ€™

    Sensing a promise, the man stammers back, โ€˜Oh yes, I agree with you completely!โ€™

    The woman goes on, โ€˜And look, though my car was destroyed, this bottle of wine survived intact, too! It must be another sign. Letโ€™s drink to our love!โ€™

    โ€˜Well, OK!โ€™ says the man, going with the moment. She offers him the bottle, so he downs half of it and hands it back.

    โ€˜Your turn,โ€™ says the man.

    โ€˜No, thanks,โ€™ says the woman, โ€˜I think Iโ€™ll just wait for the police.โ€™

  70. 262 globalcitizenlinda
    June 3, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    One you forgot Chips is the video of the two kids in “The Beast” making a call to their mother – you know the one which is at the end of one of the “West Wing Week”

  71. 263 globalcitizenlinda
    June 3, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Chips you also have a phone recording from NPR where PBO apoloizes to the young journalist for “messing up his game” when PBO said he is so young and the lady “dumped” the journalist

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