New Hampshire






Oyster River High School, Durham, New Hampshire


The UNH Dairy Bar on the University of New Hampshire campus

181 Responses to “New Hampshire”

  1. 1 Liberal Librarian
    June 25, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    • 2 desertflower
      June 25, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      So he supports lying, cheating and stealing? I see…those “family values” showing again!

    • 3 jackiegrumbacher
      June 25, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      Nice of this guy to reveal the real purpose the voter ID, aka voter suppression laws. But he’s in for a rude awakening if he thinks this stupid law is going to save Romney’s bacon in PA. OFA has been all over this for months. We are making sure that every voter contacted has a photo ID or knows how to get one. And I can tell you from ‘on the street’ personal experience that PA Democratic voters are hopping mad about the suppression laws and are more motivated than ever to get out the vote.

  2. 6 Grab a Mop Grace
    June 25, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Nah not possible?

  3. 8 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 25, 2012 at 3:43 pm


    Lots of folk receiving this missive …. and … #YesWeKnow


  4. June 25, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Bueatiful photo….especially the one with him holding that baby…what a keep-sake photo for that parent to pass on to their daughter…her with the man who help to make her future much brighter…

  5. 11 ChristiMTL
    June 25, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    The crowd was on fire! Beautiful faces all around…..

  6. 12 Geeja
    June 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I feel so greedy. I have to see the pictures and they never disappoint. Thanks Chips, Looks like a 3 way tie for first.

  7. 13 ChristiMTL
    June 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I’m reposting my last comment because I didn’t see the new thread….

    It’s rare that I have a link for Politico on my TL but this is so pathetic….it’s the transcript of the exchange between Romney’s spokerman and journalists. There’s a lot more questions but I posted a few.

    Reporters sought to get more clarity from the campaign in a Q&A with traveling spokesman Rick Gorka, but to little avail. POLITICO’s Ginger Gibson sends a transcript of the lengthy exchange [NOTE: this is a rush transcript.

    QUESTION: So does he think it’s wrongly decided?

    GORKA: “The governor supports the states’ rights to do this. It’s a 10th amendment issue.”

    QUESTION: So he thinks it’s constitutional?

    GORKA: “The governor believes the states have the rights to craft their own immigration laws, especially when the federal government has failed to do so.”

    QUESTION: Does (Romney) support the law as it was drafted in Arizona?

    GORKA: “The governor supports the right of states, that’s all we’re going to say on this issue.”

  8. 26 amk for obama
    June 25, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Love the double four more fingers pic.

  9. 27 amk for obama
    June 25, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    That Outsourcing/Offshoring jab and the ending was just fantastic.

  10. June 25, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    A wise person once told me…”if you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything”. Without a core belief, you’ll only reflect the belief of your strongest influence around you…in Romney’s case it’s the money talking.

  11. 36 desertflower
    June 25, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Just gpt off the phone with OFA/Chicago. Asked a question about Latinos and deportations AND had a suggestion for messaging change for PBO. As I listened to the speech today, and every time he speaks, he says that the wealthy need to help pay down the debt. I think that the messaging on that is not good. They DO, but the REASON why, is not to pay the debt down, but because they have unfair tax advantages that most Americans DON’T have! When people like Romney can keep money in Swiss or Cayman accts….and pay an effect tax rate of 15% while the rest of middle America pays far more…THAT’S what’s wrong! They said they would pass that along

    • 37 jackiegrumbacher
      June 25, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      Good point, df. I think feedback is so important, whether we call Chicago or talk to our local organizer. That’s what makes a strong campaign.

  12. June 25, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Really great photos of what an Obama rally looks and feels like. Love the baby whisperer shots!

  13. 39 Claire
    June 25, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Love the NH photos!

  14. 40 lovingandlaughing
    June 25, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Love that last pic of the back of POTUS’ head and the woman who looks to have tears in her eyes.

    • 41 Pamela
      June 25, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      Tears in her eyes, indeed, I salute her remarkable self-control being that close to PBO… I’m sure I would have fainted! 😆

  15. 42 LOL
    June 25, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Leadership ^^^^^^^

    Not Leadership ^^^^^^^

  16. 48 lisalovesobama
    June 25, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    so why are those 5 slackers on the bench waiting till the very last day to release info on ObamaCare? What’s the purpose but to duck and cover? The question is, who will they be ducking and seeking cover from? The American people or the asses in congress who’s lead on the presidential ticket was the mastermind behind ObamaCare while pissing away the governorship of MA?

  17. 51 utaustinliberal
    June 25, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Totally stoked TOD. I recently told you guys that Gov. Martin O’Malley was following me on twitter – ME?!?!?! AGHHHH!!!! – and now the Lieutenant Gov of Maryland Anthony Brown is following me also. I’m beginning to cautiously like Mondays. 😀 😀 😀

  18. 58 Liberal Librarian
    June 25, 2012 at 4:13 pm

  19. 66 Ladyhawke
    June 25, 2012 at 4:15 pm


    Romney Keeps Ducking Key Questions Re: Arizona Immigration Ruling


    According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice:

    What hypocrisy. Romney claims that President Obama has failed to lead on immigration reform when it is Romney who is failing the leadership test. In fact, he comes across like the school kid who says, ‘I know you are, but what am I.’

    The President’s record is clear: 1) he tried to move comprehensive immigration reform but was blocked by Republicans; 2) he fought for the DREAM Act but it was stopped by Republican opposition; 3) his Justice Department sued Arizona even though it was unpopular to do so; and 4) he provided relief to DREAMers in a bold executive move.

    Romney’s positions are anything but clear: 1) he says he’s for immigration reform but has yet to articulate anything close to a coherent, comprehensive plan; 2) he says he wants to help DREAMers but promised to veto the DREAM Act; 3) he opposed the litigation that led to key parts of the Arizona anti-immigrant law being found unconstitutional; and 4) he says he opposes Obama’s executive action to protect DREAMers but won’t spell out if, as President, he’ll rescind it or maintain it. Nor will he spell out what and how his secret “long-term solution” for the DREAMers might look like.

    Let’s just say that on immigration, Mitt Romney is no profile in courage.



  20. 67 Lorraine
    June 25, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Stop crying girl! It aint like it’s Michael. Remembering Michael Josesph Jackson on the Anniversary of his passing.

    • 72 Dudette
      June 25, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      Remembering this day 3 years ago is bittersweet for me. I was in the airport awaiting my flight to London to attend the middle weekend at Wimbledon when I heard the news about MJ. Cried all the way across the ocean.

      • 73 Lorraine
        June 25, 2012 at 7:59 pm

        I found out from my brother, TMZ broke the news. I didn’t cry until days afterwards when I told my mama thank you for taking me to the Jackson Five concert when I was little, I broke down. Later my sister told me she (mama) had to leave the room because she cried. It was a very bad day.

  21. 74 amk for obama
    June 25, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    • 75 desertflower
      June 25, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      Chicken shit! He’s no leader!

      • 76 lisalovesobama
        June 25, 2012 at 4:38 pm

        hush your mouth, DF!!!!! He is no leader, he’s something better than that! Willard Mitt A-hole R-money is a pioneer!!! A pioneer of Outsourcing er, “Offshoring.”

        • 77 desertflower
          June 25, 2012 at 4:41 pm

          Willard…working really hard for the 1%! Screwing the 99%!

          • 78 lisalovesobama
            June 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm

            And the funny thing is that even his “working hard” for the 1% isn’t real work either way. God. Can you imagine that cretin as president? Norquist and the rest will be doing all the work and Willard will just lie back like a good little Victorian hothouse flower, thinking of England China while his puppeteers screw Americans out of life, liberty and their pursuit of happiness. what a fuckwit.

        • 79 jackiegrumbacher
          June 25, 2012 at 5:20 pm

          Lisa, you always make me laugh. Did you every consider standup comedy? You have a killing sense of humor. Love it!!

  22. 81 lisalovesobama
    June 25, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Martin annoying me. doing a tea leaf reading on the decision about ACA. seriously. The decision will be out on thursday, stop spewing bull.

  23. 83 Pamela
    June 25, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Lunches over, bye y’all!

  24. June 25, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Reported: PBO and crew stopped at an ice cream shop and PBO bought our Jay a banana split and got a hot fudge sundae for himself. They’re like kids! LOLz.

  25. June 25, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    More pics added 😉

    • 87 lisalovesobama
      June 25, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      I’m loving the look on the guy’s face. he looks like he’s having the time of his life!!! If it were me, I’d be slobbering all over him and SS would have to lock me up toot sweet!!
      ps- like my ‘Murikan butchering of the french language? Git ‘er done!!!

    • June 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      Love these and, wow, that’s a big bowl of ice cream!

    • 93 anniebella
      June 25, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      Is that a sundae, POTUS is eating? It looks real good.

    • 94 Cha
      June 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      Learned from MADE IN HAWAII that PObama’s first job was at ..wait for it.. Baskin Robbins. Ice Cream Lover!

  26. 96 lisalovesobama
    June 25, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Martin really doesn’t like Willard. I find that hilarious. I wish he could vote though. that would be nice.

  27. 97 Linda
    June 25, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    ok….I polled my jury of one (me) and it is unanimous…

    3 PM on MSNBC bombed…

  28. 104 japa21
    June 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Excellent article on the potential for disaster if the Republicans win in November. http://www.healthinsurance.org/blog/2012/06/15/2012-elections-arent-just-about-health-reform/

  29. 107 Ladyhawke
    June 25, 2012 at 4:35 pm


  30. 108 utaustinliberal
    June 25, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    These pictures are awesome Chips. Especially the pictures of PBO with babies. So tweeting!

  31. June 25, 2012 at 4:39 pm


    • 113 lisalovesobama
      June 25, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      wow!! I really wanna see how Our Man Jay eats. He’s such a Clark Kent Cutie!!! {{{{{siiiiiiiiiiigh!!!}}}}}

  32. 114 desertflower
    June 25, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    I think people are simple…the majority of Americans don’t want to have to “think” about anything…they need a side by side comparison of what each candidiate stands for, and would enact, if they were elected. Mittens side might be blank, since he won’t say…or it might be a hot mess because he’s flip flopped so often!

    Mittens: NOT THE DECIDER!

    • 115 anniebella
      June 25, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      Of course Mitt Romney is not the decider, the billionaires and millionaires who are putting money in his pockets would make the decisions.

      • 116 susanne
        June 25, 2012 at 5:39 pm

        yes–and that’s why he’s so slow to respond to new info. he has to wait for them to feed him his talking points.

    • 118 Bill
      June 25, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      Willard will lose three states where he has homes, Mass, NH, and CA. Hopefully he has a home in Utah to save a bit of pride.

  33. 120 vcprezofan2
    June 25, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    A very ‘Good Afternoon/Night”, TOD Family. I’m in house and off to see if any major announcements were made today. 😉

    • June 25, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      Helloooooooooooo VC!

      • 122 vcprezofan2
        June 25, 2012 at 5:03 pm

        Hi love, I notice that there’s a whole lots of really happy faces for me to look at today. Thanks. They perked me right up as I scrolled down quickly. I didn’t see any title about the ACA, so I assume SCOTUS is striving to create suspense? Ah well, they don’t know that whatever they decide, and whenever they release the news, we will still be #PRESSINGON.

        • June 25, 2012 at 5:08 pm

          Hiya VC, looks like the ACA ruling will be on Wednesday, some good articles in Rise and Shine about it. How ya doing?

          • 124 vcprezofan2
            June 25, 2012 at 5:14 pm

            I’m doing really well! I have three more days of work, then I can return to keeping a closer eye on you during the day. 😉 😉 Woooot! I’ll go check out ‘Rise & Shine’ after I finish this thread. Did you notice I was waiting for you this morning before I actually had to call it quits and go to work? 😆 😆

  34. 125 utaustinliberal
    June 25, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Chipstick please please please we need video of PBO and Carney at the dairy bar. I hear it was a good time and full of laughs. AP reporters are having fun teasing Jay Carney about the way he eats and the way he ate the banana split. 😆

  35. 127 lamh35
    June 25, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Booman has some interesting and optimistic analysis on the ACA ruling. Here is his post and his response in comments. It’s a good read for those of us fretting over SCOTUS ACA decision. Any legal guys who agree/disagree with Booman’s analysis?

    Will ACA Decision Come Today?
    by BooMan
    (this is from before it learning that decision should be on Thursday).

    …The Affordable Care Act decision could be written by anyone. If Chief Justice Roberts is in the majority, he gets to decide who will write it. If he is in the minority, then the most senior Justice in the majority gets to decide. If Roberts joined with Kennedy to uphold the law, he probably wrote the decision himself. If he joined Kennedy to strike it down, he probably let Kennedy write it. If Kennedy split from Roberts to uphold the law, he also probably wrote the decision himself. So, the most likely authors are Roberts or Kennedy, which means we won’t hear the decision first…

  36. June 25, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    So, now Bashir moves up 1 hour, and he has changed? Is that what happened?
    If true, That is sad!

  37. 131 lamh35
    June 25, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    So someone in comments wrote that they were nervous after finding out that Roberts wrote the ACA decision (can anyone tell me if this is true?). Booman wrote a longer more detailed explantion of his reasoning:

    BooMan on Mon Jun 25th, 2012 at 10:59:29 AM EST

    We are almost certain that Alito, Scalia, and Thomas will vote to destroy the ACA in part or en toto. Roberts and Kennedy, however, are the wildcards. Here are three likeliest outcomes.
    5-4 to uphold the law. (Kennedy with the liberals)
    6-3 to uphold the law. (Roberts and Kennedy with the liberals)
    5-4 to kill the law.

    (Kennedy with the conservatives) The ruling could be more complicated depending on issues of severability, but that’s the basic framework we are looking at. Now, if Roberts is going to stay in the conservative camp, that eliminates the 6-3 scenario above. But, as you can see, the 6-3 scenario is the only one where Kennedy isn’t the deciding vote. If Kennedy is the deciding vote, it is very likely that he wrote the opinion. You can maybe say his authorship gives a 50-50 chance. But Roberts authorship is a little more likely if he’s with the liberals in a 6-3 decision. And to go over this a little more, since you claim to be dense, my reasoning is based on how opinions are assigned. Go back and look at the three scenarios above.

    If Chief Justice Roberts is in the majority then he gets to assign the opinion. If he is in the minority, then the most senior member of the majority gets to assign the opinion. In the scenario where Kennedy sides with the liberals in a 5-4 decision, Kennedy would be the most senior and could assign the opinion to himself. In other words, the liberals don’t have to woo him. He can choose to write the opinion for the majority simply by siding with the liberals.

    This makes it highly likely that Roberts would grant Kennedy the right to write the opinion for the conservatives, too. In other words, if Roberts wrote the decision, he did Kennedy a discourtesy and kind of took his vote for granted. Perhaps he did that, but I take his authorship (which is still uncertain, by the way) as a good sign for these reasons.

  38. June 25, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Is this in effort to distract from the SCOTUS ruling?

    • 137 lisalovesobama
      June 25, 2012 at 5:08 pm

      Orange Julius believes that the law will be struck down. He knows the House has enough votes to sanction Holder. They’re hoping to go for a double whammy. two pieces of bad news in one day. Little stinker.

  39. 142 utaustinliberal
    June 25, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Looks like we get a double whammy on Thursday.

    • June 25, 2012 at 5:01 pm

      Looks like the GOP is trying to distract from the SCOTUS ruling which they might fear will be “good news” for PBO.

      • 144 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        June 25, 2012 at 5:41 pm

        Had predicted last Wed., that that was very much the sub-text of Issa’s actions, apart from being really, really upset that AG Holder would not provide them a gratuitous ‘scalp’ of one of his Asst AGs and, even more so, because of his pressing forward on blocking obvious voter suppression efforts.

        It would be rather remarkable if they actually vote AG Holder in contempt only to have President Obama pardon him and keep him on the job – which I have no doubt the President would do!! 🙂

        If these idiots want confrontational theater they’ll get a dose of it that they’ll never forget. They do have no idea just how pissed most Americans are at Congress and that if anything is to be held in contempt it’s the Congressional #KOCHSTERS


    • 145 lisalovesobama
      June 25, 2012 at 5:09 pm

      OMG, UT!!! I just said that!!! That’s how transparent that toolbag is, {{SMH}}

  40. 146 Liberal Librarian
    June 25, 2012 at 4:58 pm

  41. June 25, 2012 at 5:01 pm

  42. June 25, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Where is the Media on this information? the Democratic need to put this in an Ad. asap!!
    Pennsylvania state House Republican leader Mike Turzai said this weekend that the state’s new voter ID law will “allow” Mitt Romney to win the state in November,

  43. June 25, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    • 155 lisalovesobama
      June 25, 2012 at 5:19 pm

      maybe there’s a secret code, like the one used to get into the Mormon temple. Speaking of that, I heard Petunia wants to deploy his fellow Mormons out across battleground states to get out the vote. I’m sorry, but the image of a bunch of young boys going out in their short sleeved white shirts and black pants well pressed and pleated and their hair conservatively cut, knocking on doors with a LDS bible in one hand and a pic of Petunia in the other has me cracking the heck up!!! 😆

    • 158 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      June 25, 2012 at 5:45 pm


      Yes WE Will

  44. 159 collegekay
    June 25, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Them scheduling the contempt ruling the same day as the ACA is questionable. You think they know something we don’t?

    • 160 susanne
      June 25, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      no, i don’t think they know anything we don’t know. in fact, i think they’re scrambling.

    • June 25, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      I don’t think they know, but I suspect they fear that ACA might be upheld, in which case they will attempt to distract by pushing this contempt of court nonsense. Some think that they are aiming for a double whammy, so I say let them…they will find out.

    • 163 nathkatun7
      June 25, 2012 at 7:39 pm

      The way Scalia behaves I wouldn’t be surprised that he gave them a heads-up message.

  45. 164 lisalovesobama
    June 25, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Looks like Tweety is anti-repuke talking points today. How shocking.

  46. 165 susanne
    June 25, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    from eugene robinson: ‘the supreme court struck a rare blow for freedom and justice on monday’ in it’s ruling on the arizona immigration laws. ‘analysts who see this as a split ruling with something for both sides are wrong. the obama administration won across the board on its central contention, which is that arizona was trying to usurp a federal prerogative.’

  47. June 25, 2012 at 5:17 pm

  48. 169 vcprezofan2
    June 25, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Looking at PBO cradling those little mites so carefully I suddenly thought he would have been a great pediatrician. The kids and parents would have loved him. Oh, not matter, they already do.

  49. June 25, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Matthews talking about Milken and the other Bain articles!

    • 171 Bill
      June 25, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      Bain put up $10 million and raised $300 million in junk bonds through Milken while Milken was under investigation. Milken sold the bonds to mutual funds and institutions which lost their investment. The department store chain that Bain purchased with the money went bankrupt, and Bain made millions. And this guy wants to be POTUS.

  50. June 25, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I think I saw a couple of TODers at that NH gathering—–the cheering, exuberant, standing gal and the one who was not going to be denied an Obama hug.

  51. 174 lisalovesobama
    June 25, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    You know what I’ve found interesting? In 2008 and now, the press is still interested in the relationship between PBO and Miche. No so much interest in Petunia and Mrs. Dances with Horses aka Mrs. Dancing Horses.

    • 175 itgurl_29
      June 25, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      What are they saying now? Still worried about girlfriends from 1985?

      • 177 lisalovesobama
        June 25, 2012 at 6:08 pm

        no, that was just me being snide about Petunia and Dances with Horses. it’s also just a general statement. How’ve you heard cooing over Petunia and his wife? Nobody cause they aren’t sexy, they aren’t the type of people you’d like to get to know and they aren’t interesting. They’re both the most ridiculous things I’ve ever seen.

        • June 26, 2012 at 1:49 am

          Lisa, did you see Tweety showing the clip with FLOTUS and POTUS talking about their first date? Tweety could not get over himself.HZ

        • 179 theo67
          June 26, 2012 at 1:54 am

          Petunia and Mrs Dancing with Horses don’t look natural when they’re holding hands.

  52. 180 Ladyhawke
    June 25, 2012 at 5:26 pm


    It wasn’t a trick question

    By Steve Benen


    By one count, Romney’s overwhelmed spokesperson was asked literally 20 times what the candidate thought about today’s ruling, and literally 20 times, the spokesperson refused to say. Even Byron York called the evasion “excruciating,” which is as good an adjective as any.

    Remember, all of this follows a press release this afternoon, in which Romney spent 104 words talking about the Supreme Court ruling without taking a position on it.

    Cowardice is an unappealing character trait in a presidential campaign, but it’s becoming increasingly obvious that Romney, to borrow George Will’s line, “lacks the courage of his absence of convictions.”



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