Rise and Shine


Coming up:

Today: The President has no public events scheduled

Tomorrow: Departs Chicago en route Los Cabos, Mexico for the G20 Summit (7:30 ET)

Monday and Tuesday: Attends the G-20 Summit in and will return to Washington, DC on Tuesday evening

Wednesday and Thursday: Attends meetings at the White House

Friday: Travels to Orlando, Florida to deliver remarks at The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ Annual Conference. He will return to Washington, DC in the evening



Cleveland, Ohio, June 14

OFA Flickr


ABC: President Barack Obama and his family have returned to their hometown this weekend as guests of honor at the wedding of Laura Jarrett, daughter of White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett …. the press are not allowed near the event….

…. The President, first lady, and daughters arrived in the city Friday evening and immediately proceeded to the home of Martin Nesbitt, a personal friend and resident of the neighborhood. In the downtime between get-togethers and the nuptial ceremony, they are making the rare move of staying in their actual house in the Kenwood neighborhood. Michelle Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, is also along for the trip.

….. despite the occasional inconvenience most neighborhood inhabitants take their mostly-absent neighbor as a point of pride. On Friday traveling press in the area spotted a Chevy Camaro parked in one driveway, adorned with a sign:

“Thank you for saving GM,” it reads, a reference to the president’s decision to bailout troubled American auto manufacturers from bankruptcy in 2009.

This will be the longest stretch that the family has spent in their home since winter 2009. They will remain here through tomorrow – Father’s Day – before the president travels solo to a G-20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico that evening.


Morning everyone 😉

110 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    June 16, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Gm CC!

    • 2 proudmemberofglobalzero
      June 16, 2012 at 9:47 am

      Way to go vcprezofan2! Great Day to all!

      • 3 vcprezofan2
        June 16, 2012 at 9:48 am

        GM, PMGZ and thanks! have a good day yourself.

        • 4 Pamela
          June 16, 2012 at 9:52 am

          Oh, I thought I was ‘my turn’! Ah, well, as I have been globetrotting the coast of the French Mediterranean, I suppose I shall simply concede graciously and with a wide smile to my dear VC, who perhaps might agree to share a sip of Armand de Brignac Rose with me at Chips party later… (no cheesy puffs to go with that)…. 😆 GOOD MORNING CHIPSTICKS! Good morning everyone!

          • 5 vcprezofan2
            June 16, 2012 at 10:13 am

            Pamela! ‘I have been globetrotting the coast of the French Mediterranean’ Is this virtually with Denea, or for real real? (I have a vague memory that you had said you might be going over sometime.) Man, if you are really there, or even only virtually there, leave a thought of me on one of the beaches because you can bet your patootie I’ll never be there in reality! What fun!

            • 6 Pamela
              June 16, 2012 at 11:13 am

              Don’t I wish it was real, and not virtual! Imagine being in the position of traveling like that! With your most precious daughter? Oh well, virtual life has it’s merits; meanwhile I shall be booking off to downtown Seattle shortly after breakfast and brushing my kitty!

              • 7 vcprezofan2
                June 16, 2012 at 11:23 am

                Are you in Seattle? I confess I have NO knowledge of geography, so when you souls toss out all these names I have no mental reference. Sometimes I go look them up, but it never seems to stick. GG, LL, Meta, Tally, HZ and those guys are helping me to mentally fix the west coast , but the rest of it is always a blur, which can be a bother, because I don’t want to mess up when tweeting. /grumbling/ I really don’t see why you guys had to have FIFTY states! What was wrong with 10, or maybe even 15? Exceptionalism Greedy as usual!

                • June 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm

                  Hey VC – Seattle is on the West coast, north of California and Oregon, close to the border with British Columbia (just a couple of hours drive from Vancouver, sometimes three hours, because of the border crossing). It’s in the Western state of Washington. Same time zone with California et al on the West.

    • 11 vcprezofan2
      June 16, 2012 at 9:47 am

      Now i can go feed my starving body! GM all TODobots! 😆 😆

      • 12 hopefruit2
        June 16, 2012 at 9:49 am

        Congratulations vcprez on #1! You do seem to have a handle on the exact timing of Chips’ “Rise & Shine!” 🙂 🙂

        • 13 vcprezofan2
          June 16, 2012 at 9:52 am

          Hi Hf! Happy Saturday to you! 😆
          /whisper/ – I’m testing out a system; if I ever get it down cold I’ll share with you. Don’t want CC to hear because then she might change her MO BEFORE I can validate my theory. 😀

    • June 16, 2012 at 9:53 am

      Woooooooooooot, morning VC!!!!!

      • 16 Pamela
        June 16, 2012 at 9:57 am

        He looks so much younger! Still, I don’t think I have ever seen a man age so beautiful, even my awesomely handsome father, well, maybe my awesomely handsome father, but still, doesn’t it seem PBO just gets better and better, deeper and more interesting to behold, as the weight of the job he has taken on shapes him even more? He is so so so beautiful to me!

        • 17 Pamela
          June 16, 2012 at 9:57 am


        • 18 anniebella
          June 16, 2012 at 10:05 am

          Pamela, he does look older, sometimes so tired, but we have to keep him in our prayers, him , Michelle, and the first family.

          • 19 anniebella
            June 16, 2012 at 10:09 am

            Not in that picture of him on the Chicago Sun Times, but I was talking about now. As Michelle said once the salt has surpassed the pepper, but he’s still cute.

          • 20 Pamela
            June 16, 2012 at 10:11 am

            We do, I do, Anniebella! Since the campaign in 2008, I have been lighting a votive each and every day for him, in my home, except the times I have been away. I hold him in my prayers and meditation all day. He is the greatest Soul walking the Earth at this time, in my humble opinion. Pretty sure I’m not alone in that feeling!

            • 21 jacquelineoboomer
              June 16, 2012 at 10:14 am

              President Obama is a good soul, that is for sure. Good morning, Pamela!

            • 23 Pamela
              June 16, 2012 at 10:26 am

              And maybe add, there are legions of us walking beside him, all Souls with deep and pure intention, supporting and honoring the effort to better life for the greater good! I believe he knows we are with him. Our numbers are growing, cant you feel it?

      • 24 hopefruit2
        June 16, 2012 at 10:00 am

        That’s right Mr. President. I’ve already told my family that you are getting the first (and only) invitation to my wedding!!! They told me that they are fine and dandy with that – as long as it’s YOU who are replacing them 🙂 🙂

        • 25 utaustinliberal
          June 16, 2012 at 10:39 am

          I see you’ve been inhaling what Romney has also been inhaling. In his case it gives him the false belief that he will be POTUS. In your case the hallucinations you just described. Bad hopefruit…..bad…bad…baaaaad. 😉

      • 26 vcprezofan2
        June 16, 2012 at 10:08 am

        Oooo! He sees me! I’d better behave as I don’t want to disappoint him. 😀 {Pamela, I love you, but I don’t want to share THIS particular award with you, I need some alone time. IOW, don’t you be commenting on his looks etc. this morning….maybe next time.

        Morning, Mr. President! Wishing you and the family a wonderful weekend of TOGETHER time! We really do love you all! 😆 😆 😆

        • 27 Pamela
          June 16, 2012 at 11:08 am

          Oops, UhOh, and Oh Well! So so truly very sowwy, VC, only just found this loooooonnnnnng after posting the above! You really must find a way to speed up your cautionary notes, after being first and all….. {{{{{{{{{vc}}}}}}}} 😆

          • 28 vcprezofan2
            June 16, 2012 at 11:15 am

            Teeheehee! 😉 😉 As you can see, I actually wrote it long after YOUR entry. Just pulling your leg. 😆 😆

    • June 16, 2012 at 10:07 am

      Congrats on 1st VC. HOPE you have a great Saturday.

      • 30 vcprezofan2
        June 16, 2012 at 10:09 am

        Thank you, JinA! Sending good Saturday wishes back your way. May you have a cooler day than yesterday.

        • June 16, 2012 at 10:13 am

          A little break in theweather today, but 109 tomorrow. 😦

          • 32 vcprezofan2
            June 16, 2012 at 10:15 am

            Then you had better enjoy today, and don’t spoil it by anticipating tomorrow now. 😉

          • 33 desertflower
            June 16, 2012 at 10:38 am

            Morning Everyone! Happy Saturday….Jackie, I hate to break it to you….next week we’ll be in the 114 range. All week. I hate this! I was gardening in the dark last night 🙂

            • 34 vcprezofan2
              June 16, 2012 at 10:47 am

              I hate to break it to you….next week we’ll be in the 114 range

              Df! Df! Df! Don’t borrow from next week’s troubles, they’ll arrive soon enough! ENJOY TODAY’S weather, every minute of it!

    • 35 desertflower
      June 16, 2012 at 10:40 am

      Didn’t you do this yesterday, too?! You are on a roll! Congrats to you, vc 🙂

      • 36 vcprezofan2
        June 16, 2012 at 10:48 am

        Yes I did, but my darling Chips Chica hasn’t noticed yet, or she has and the shock has rendered her speechless! 😛 😆 I’m so happy!

  2. 37 Betsy
    June 16, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Good morning Chips

  3. 38 LunarSea
    June 16, 2012 at 9:47 am

    woo hoo

  4. 39 magapie
    June 16, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Happy Saturday, Folks!

  5. 40 hopefruit2
    June 16, 2012 at 9:49 am

    G’morning Chips, TOD, everyone 🙂

    Happy Saturday to all and #PRESSON!

  6. 41 hopefruit2
    June 16, 2012 at 9:52 am

    The media must be pizzed that they can’t hang out at the wedding. Would give them stories and ratings for weeks and weeks on end!

    • 42 Pamela
      June 16, 2012 at 9:54 am

      Eff em, eh? With their dreadful behavior and utter lack of civility, I surely wouldn’t want a single one of those critters at my daughters wedding either!

      • 43 magapie
        June 16, 2012 at 9:58 am

        No kidding: “The celebration included a three tier wedding cake. A clear indication that the economy is not doing as well as it should.”

  7. 45 Pamela
    June 16, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Gotta fly, back later, will pop in when I can… Hugs all around!

    • 46 Pamela
      June 16, 2012 at 10:07 am

      But, I love that cool little guy standing with his hand so casually draped on the shoulder of The President of the United States! If he was my son, that shot would be framed on the mantlepiece by this morning! (ps: I don’t even have a mantlepiece!)

  8. 48 anniebella
    June 16, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Good Morning everyone. I was thinkiing how nice for President Obama to spend Father’s Day at their real home. Look at the 3rd picture of President Obama with the kids, and remember Mitt with those kids in Philly, not a smile any where from those kids. You know every single one of those kids want a copy of that picture, so they can tell their family and friends. I’m sure the parents what a copy too. I know I would.

  9. 49 LunarSea
    June 16, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Congrats on 1st vcprezo. Way to go!

    I just watched travels with bozo clip from conan. What a hoot! Perhaps too salty for some, but really hysterical.

  10. 50 Betsy
    June 16, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Bringing this over from previous thread. Although I don’t go to Dkos at all, I often find gems like this from twitter:

    “I wonder if this will make Rubio cough up a deal (3+ / 0-)
    or a draft bit of legislation that he will claim is better, because this act by Obama is the sort of thing which has a creeping effect, and will haunt the Republicans if November goes ill, for the damage it will do them repealing it.And encourage pressure for a real and thorough reform from Congress, now and not in the sweet by and by of 2013 or whenever they get around to it.

    It will certainly place pressure on Rubio to take some action if the purpose of his apparent candidacy for Veep is to corral Latino votes. Don’t work if you talk the talk and then don’t draft the draft legislation that does better for Latinos than what he’s talked.

    It’s a straight up challenge as to the Latino and several other communities by Obama, because of the fact he underlines, that it is temporary, all he can do without Congress also acting, and there is a choice remaining in a hovering pattern over this choice as to whether someone else will have the will to reverse something that I suspect will be much more popular now that it is done, than it looked before the decision to do this was taken.

    It’s also in its own way respectful of the division of powers, which leaves the matter even more squarely in Congress’ lap, not something Mitch and Boehner and Cantor want there.”

    by Christy1947


    • 51 Don
      June 16, 2012 at 10:29 am

      Not that this is a game, but President Obama beat Rubio to the punch. Rubio very much wanted to get some sort of immigration bill passed but the Republicans didn’t want anything to do with giving President Obama a win. If Rubio were smart he would get onboard with President Obama thereby setting himself up for the 2016 election.

    • 53 theo67
      June 16, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      I love that the kids always feel comfortable putting their hands on his shoulders or hugging him. They never seem self-conscious – they just naturally reach out (meanwhile, the media tells us he’s aloof). Look at the little boy in that picture above, with his hand so casually thrown over President Obama’s shoulder. Lovely!

      • 54 theo67
        June 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

        Sorry – this comment was in response to Anniebella above.

        My comment to Betsy – The only reason Romney says this will make a long term deal more difficult, is because they won’t be able to do the destruction they were planning to do to the immigrant populations, now that the immigrants have been given some hope for resolution. Plus, their argument to the Latino community that President Obama hasn’t done a thing on immigration now is in direct conflict with their cries that his unilateral decision to change the policy is “illegal” or “over-reach”. Which is it? Is the President responsible for immigration policy or isn’t he? They’ve whined and lied themselves into a very sharp corner.

      • 55 Betsy
        June 16, 2012 at 2:51 pm

        I agree. They instinctively know he loves them and that’s all that matters.

  11. June 16, 2012 at 10:12 am

    More local reporting on the Obamas in Chicago! Interesting to see the difference in the local coverage, ABC crabbing about the police detail needed to cover their stay etc. This report is mostly about the local Hyde Park restaurants begging for the Obamas to visit. One pizza place said they can prove they were the Obama’s fave pizza place because upstairs is their usual table where Malia wrote her name in crayon —–and they have had it preserved so no one else can write over it and —-bragging rights!

  12. 59 anniebella
    June 16, 2012 at 10:21 am

    I was reading some comments some where, forget where, but one of the comment ask the question where are the jobs? This person was talking about the President going to this wedding. So I gave a reply and I told them that there is a bipartisan Transportation bill pass by the Senate, sitting in the House gathering dust. The bill is paid for and all Speaker Boehner and the House Republicans have to do is pass it. So why haven’t they? The Republicans in the Senate block the President jobs bill, so if you want to know where the jobs are go ask John Boehner, Eric Canter, Mitch McConnell and the Republican Party. Who for years have been sabotaging this economy.

    • June 16, 2012 at 10:31 am

      Great response Anniebella.

    • 61 desertflower
      June 16, 2012 at 10:46 am

      PERFECT response! I think that we should ALL send Boner an email this weekend…telling him this very thing! The House was “on vacation” AGAIN….but they can get this done and put 3 million people back to work! I’m going to write…we all can…don’t have to live in Ohio to do it, because he’s the Speaker(we should call him a mouthpiece, not a Speaker…because the crazy ass TP is the REAL Speaker!)

  13. 63 utaustinliberal
    June 16, 2012 at 10:32 am

    • 64 vcprezofan2
      June 16, 2012 at 11:04 am

      Thank you UTAL for these positive and informative tweets, just the kind of approach I was trying to espouse in the previous thread. I particularly like the fact you included a pertinent, informative link. I retweeted one, and intend to share one or two here and there throughout the days ahead. IMHO this is the path that Obamabots should be walking MORE and MORE over the months ahead – educate in response to the nonsense out there. I no longer want anyone reading my timeline to take away any sense of disgruntlement with the President (because I have none) and I DON’T WANT THEM TO HEAR ABOUT ANYBODY ELSE’S disgruntlement FROM ME!! I know I’ll have to be careful about the latter, but I intend to try my best not to repeat their absurdities when/if I respond to them. Thanks again and good work, UTAL! I do regularly get good info from you. Have a great Saturday!

  14. 65 carolyn
    June 16, 2012 at 10:40 am

    I’m on my way to Dallas to see my three grandkids….can hardly wait! So, I”ll check in again Sunday night. But, had another thought about the prejudice from some…..it’s the old rural vs urban battle. President Obama is obviously an urban person, as are the majority of Americans. However, many, particularly in the South, still cling to the notion of rural, small town superiority over the urban person. Superiority in honesty, friendliness, trust, care for neighbors, godliness, etc. This is obviously a false dichotomy, but Lindsey Graham, Jeff Sessions, Jim Demint, and others definitely feel this way in addition to the racial factor. Many others where I live still hold to this too.
    From my experience, just the opposite has happened in my life. But, I know enough not to make generalizations from personal experience, which is what they do without reason.
    Remember, GWB bought a “ranch” in a godforsaken place, so he could play at the rural myth. My sister was an avid GWB fan…..why, I cannot explain! In 2002 she was doing some family searching in Texas…..I drove…..and she insisted I take her to Crawford. What a hole! It looks like a stage set for a C movie western, and that’s all it was, a stage set for GWB and his brush cutting. President Fox of Mexico even said he knew nothing about horses, which any rancher should.
    So………a little different viewpoing, but one I think with some validity
    Have a great weekend everybody!

  15. 66 vcprezofan2
    June 16, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Okay, I’m fortified for another 2, 3, 4hours! I’m enjoying my favourite yogurt salad. Grapes, strawberries, blueberries, cashews, flax seed powder mixed into French vanilla yogurt, and a toasted peanut butter sandwich. I think I’ve covered most, if not all, the food groups. I forgot to add the banana, but I’m not getting up again for that! Bring it on, Chips! I’m ready.

    • 67 desertflower
      June 16, 2012 at 10:49 am

      Sounds yummy…until you got to the nuts. I love cashews, love them! Just not mixed with other food…nuts are ok on desserty things…but I can’t stand nuts in dinner food. Quirk of mine 🙂 Your breakfast sounds devine!

      • 68 vcprezofan2
        June 16, 2012 at 11:11 am

        Oh, I love nuts on salads and desserts, though I’m not usually a dessert fan. I usually prefer almonds in this dish, but I ran out and didn’t remember to pick them up when I did my hasty lunch time grocery shopping yesterday, in order to have more online time today. I discovered that I rather liked the lunch time shopping (I normally HATE all shopping) because knowing I had to be back at work by a certain time made choosing so much easier. 😆

    • 69 susanne
      June 16, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      hmmm–i think you missed the chocolate food group!

  16. 71 joyfulmeme
    June 16, 2012 at 10:44 am

    There’s been interesting commentary this week from the so called left leaning press this week on msnbc. They say Obama needs to tell Americans what his economic plans are. He needs to provide a vision for the future of the country. He can’t continue to blame Bush. He needs to tell the American people about his accomplishments. The speech Thursday was long. Give me a break.

    It’s astounding to me. Did they listen to the 53 minute speech? He touched on every one of these points. I didn’t get to see the speech until last night. The President spoke about each of these points and I thought he explained where we’ve been, what happened, how it happened, why we haven’t progressed more, what the Republicans want to do, and what he wants to do.

    The speech was too professorial Corn said. He didn’t say anything new Rendall said. Reporters, analysts, and all the other pundits who is suppose be on the side of the president need to get it together and not comment if they didn’t see the speech. The President pretty much has to do their damn job by explaining who, what, why, when, and where. He shouldn’t have to do that.

    • 72 desertflower
      June 16, 2012 at 10:52 am

      Amen. It did all of what they were whining about, and then some.They never listen and they want to be relevant about something, ANYTHING, I guess. I never listen to them anymore…they are all going to complain themselves right out of a job…

      • June 16, 2012 at 11:48 am

        What is ya’ll talking about? they gets payed to complain, If they complain about Obama rating increase. Its a game and money have the upper hand, right now the Republican have the money so the cable shows is going with the Republican, we have to get out the vote in order to win this election. Rendall and other Democratic are getting payed to complain about Obama, thats why booker did what he did, but he don’t know how to play the game. He was too harsh, Lets push back when they complain and lies, but don’t forget they are getting payed to lie. its not personal

        • 74 joyfulmeme
          June 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm

          They should be getting paid to report the facts. Facts are facts. Enough of the BS. The speech was for the benefit of ordinary people who don’t stay on top of what’s really going on. The President has to explain what’s going on since the media who is supposed to be providing a public service doesn’t. The critiqes were unfair.

    • 75 Betsy
      June 16, 2012 at 11:01 am

      I know what you mean. I was watching Mark Shields dissing PBO’s speech too, saying it was 3 15min segments of good combined into 1 hour of bad???? WTF does that mean. This really pissed me off as I thought his speech was a home run! Sigh.

    • 76 theo67
      June 16, 2012 at 1:46 pm

      Luckily, the President doesn’t give his speeches for the political pundits. He gives his speeches for the people – the ones who vote and need help and maybe aren’t paying attention to everything on a daily basis. Since most of these pundits have never run for office, won a campaign or done anything really productive in their lives that would give them some perspective of what hard work looks like – then I don’t worry too much about their negative analysis. I’ll go with the people who put a black man with the name “Barack Hussein Obama” into the White House.

    • 77 Zekke Lydonna
      June 16, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      -They accept ‘republican framing’. Report using republican descriptions/words. Blame PBO for ‘messaging problem’.
      -They use Voter misinformation, i.e. Polls, to blame PBO for Voter anger & apathy.
      -They decide the context of analysis and focus of their reporting, then blame PBO for lack of clarity.
      -They speak of a ‘conventional wisdom’, that is NOT wisdom, and is only ‘conventional’ because they use it as a basis for their ‘analysis’. The ‘conventional’ part is an ass-covering excuse for LAZY ANALYSIS.

      – They don’t give us facts. They don’t connect-the-dots. They parse PBO words, and mislead by omission, then Blame voters for ignorance.

      -They practice ‘sound-bite’ journalism, then blame us for our ‘inability’ to absorb substantive blocks of information. Apparently, WE are the ones who can’t ‘handle the truth’.

      -They whine that PBO needs to lay out a clear, substantive agenda. When he does, they claim he is too ‘professorial’, too boring. They whine that he didn’t have enough useful ‘sound bites’. They berate him for not using ‘soaring rhetoric’ every time he speaks. They demand ’emotional’ connection. These DEMANDS are not made of republicans.

      -They DEMAND accountability from PBO. They don’t demand accountability from the republican leadership.

      -They are the FILTER through which all ‘branding’, misinformation, and fundamentally DISHONEST reporting and analysis flows, but they blame PBO, for not ‘controlling’ the message.

      -The Majority of the Voting public does not know the features of TheAffordableCareAct, ‘ObamaCare’. The Media BLAMES PBO. Isn’t it their job to inform people about new LAWS? Isn’t it their JOB to tell people about decisions made in Washington that affect our lives?

      -republicans are BLOCKING Legislation: ViolenceAgainstWomenAct, Student Loan rate adjustment.
      -republicans are BLOCKING JOBS: Transportation Bill, PBO Jobs Bills. Green Energy Subsidies.
      -republicans are BLOCKING WOMEN’S RIGHTS: Access to Abortion, Access to Contraception, Access to affordable Health Care.
      -republicans are BLOCKING REFORM implementation: Court challenges to Dodd/Frank, including ConsumerFinalcialProtectionBureau.
      -republicans are BLOCKING PBO nominations: Federal Judges, Governing institutions and commissions
      -republicans are BLOCKING military reforms: PBO Green mandate, close of Guantanamo, scraping unnecessary projects.
      -republicans are ALLOWING our INFRASTRUCTURE to deteriorate.
      REPUBLICANS LIE and most of the media ignores it. WHY?

      FEAR. They all want to be the next ‘woodward & Bernstein’, but they’re AFRAID. They Fear GOP retribution. They fear being called PBO apologists. They fear being labeled ‘Liberal’ by FauxNews outlets.

      The Internet & Social Media have begun a process of accountability, but it’s not enough.

      News & ‘Political Opinion’ programming spans the entire day. There is plenty of time to report the facts and provide analysis. There is plenty of time to inform the public. When they want people to know something, they use repetitive reporting. We know all about the PennState pedifile. We know all about Trayvon Martin & his killer. We know all about Charile Sheen, and other useless nonsense. But, where is the REPETITION of republican OBSTRUCTION, republican DISHONESTY, republican economic SABOTAGE?

      Me and my VAGINA want to know.

  17. 78 hopefruit2
    June 16, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Mark Knoller explains why he (Mark) is late getting out of bed this morning

    • June 16, 2012 at 10:48 am

      I swear Snark Knoller has got this guy down! 🙂

      Gooooood morning all!

    • 80 Betsy
      June 16, 2012 at 10:58 am

      LOL. I guess he’s never caught up with an old friend and talked for hours. What a joy it must have been for PBO, just to kick-back, relax and talk with his old buddy. I am so glad he’s taking these days “off” just to be in his own home with his family, and visiting his friends. Awesome.

    • 81 99ts
      June 16, 2012 at 11:09 am

      So was Mark hanging about nearby with a stop watch – 1:22AM/CT – sounds like my father in days long past.

      • 82 hopefruit2
        June 16, 2012 at 11:22 am

        Guess so. Shameful that he can give us exact time down to the minute of how long PBO spent at friend’s house, yet he cannot give us info about Willard’s tax returns.

      • 83 TrumpDog
        June 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm

        Hehe I’m so tempted to tweet that

    • 84 vcprezofan2
      June 16, 2012 at 11:27 am

      Is spying/stalking synonymous with reporting in America?

    • 87 Pamela
      June 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      Is Knoller also a part-time stalker in his private off-duty hours? Does the SS know about this?

  18. June 16, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Summer Felliws are training today! These will be Team Leaders for the Summer, and all over th Country they are having Seminars.
    Here in Florida, we are Also having registration drives. Our Goal is 2500 for the weekend. Even my Mother does a shift, with another Person, once a week, registering Voters at the SS office in Clearwater. They have gotten about 25 in a month.
    Governor Scott must be pissed.

  19. 90 CEB
    June 16, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Good morning, Chips and TOD ohana.

    Thanks, Ms. Chips for all of the wonderful coverage. Do not forget to take some down time for yourself.

    Every time I look at the photo of the girls from the Boys anfd Girls Club clinging to PBO and being in excited disbelief that he is there, I feel tears welling up. The way that he joyfully opens his arms wide to them and they way that they run to him as if he is their father, just says so much about who he is; so loving and warm toward every child. Another favorite from that day is of him sitting with one of the girls alone, listening to her and possible giving advice; a true father is a father to all children. We have seen this time and time again; the love, concern and joy just radiates from him.

    Happy Father’s Day, Mr. President.

    • 91 vcprezofan2
      June 16, 2012 at 11:32 am

      If I had the know-how to isolate that picture, I would ‘twitterize’ it along with your caption

      ‘A true father is a father to all children. We have seen this time and time again with President Obama’

      IMO it would make a very relevant Father’s Day tweet. Chips, you busy? IF YOU HAVE TIME, would you isolate and caption this particular picture for Tweeting?

    • 94 Geeja
      June 16, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      This picture is a favorite of mine also. There is so much raw emotion in this photo pne cannot help but feel a tug at the heart strings.

    • 96 Betsy
      June 16, 2012 at 11:06 am

      I am sure the Hispanic community gets that and will come out in droves to re-elect PBO. If the GOP in congress had any sense, they should pass the Dream Act and take this political winner for PBO off the table. PBO will still get credit, but that would take one reason to re-elect PBO off the table. Either way, PBO wins, but the damage to the GOP may be lessened if they do pass it.

    • 97 amk for obama
      June 16, 2012 at 11:08 am

      LOL. mittbot ain’t that smart for his bidness “acumen”, is he now ?

    • 98 theo67
      June 16, 2012 at 1:50 pm

      Romney’s an idiot. And anyone who benefits from this policy change who thinks of voting for Romney when he’s basically said that he plans to revoke this policy change if he makes it to the White House is an idiot, too.

    • 99 susanne
      June 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      well, thank you mitt for pointing that out for everybody!

  20. 101 desertflower
    June 16, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Let’s not forget what Romney said about immigration during the primaries….


  21. June 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    LOL! Robney jus slipped in Pennsylvania speech, calling the President- Governor Obama.

    • 110 Pamela
      June 16, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      Keep up the good work, Myth! Soon even stupid people will begin to feel smarter than you, and that will be good news for America!

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