Archive for July 6th, 2012

06
Jul
12

This and That

President Obama at Kretchmar’s Bakery in Beaver, Pa., July 6 (Pete Souza)

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Hellooooooooo everyone.

Okay, a few things.

* A gazillion thanks to our beloved VC for her highly excellent #CanMittMatchThis? post.

* And a gazillion thanks too for all the very lovely emails today about last night’s ’20 Reasons Why We Fight For This Fella‘ post, I’ll get around to replying to you all eventually, I promise – but I’m abysmally behind with my emails, so please forgive me!

* To all those who tried to comment on the blog for the first time the last couple of days – if you’re genuine PBO supporters, thank you. But the house rules stay the same: newcomers’ comments are only put through if they sign in with longstanding Twitter, Facebook or WordPress accounts. Sorry about that, but it’s the only way to keep this a Tea/Firebagger-free zone.

* I’m up in the air tomorrow afternoon – literally. In a very small plane 😕 Gulp. I’ll almost be sitting on the pilot’s lap. Poor creature. So, there’ll be a gap in posting, until I hit the ground – gently, hopefully – and then I’ll battle with my broadband-will-probably-be-dodgy-in-this-middle-of-nowhere-location difficulty.

But I’ll get it sorted …. I hope.

Meanwhile, chat away 😉

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New Hampshire, July 6

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06
Jul
12

A Word from VC

by vcprezofan

Dear TOD supporters (= President Obama supporters = supporters of America, really):

I have this dream that we at TODville can actually impact the November election by sharing to a larger audience, one piece at a time, some of the information we have been exposed to here these past couple of years. I’m thinking ‘impact’ in the sense of each of us reaching at least one voter out there.

I have an idea for a meme, and I really cannot spread it well without your help. We won’t need to swarm anyone and we won’t need to ‘attack’ our opponents. What I do dream of, is to get relevant, positive information out THERE in bite size pieces, since that will be easier for some to chew on, absorb, share, etc. etc. Reaching out to those who don’t care to, or cannot, spend a lot of time watching or reading, I’m leaning towards info that’s brief, yet accurate and factual.

We all know that the country really needs a leader who will SERVE and REPRESENT the American people. As TODobots we are also convinced that President Obama, community organizer, is the ONLY PUBLIC SERVANT at the top of the ticket IN THIS RACE. IN HIS ENTIRE LIFE Romney has never SERVED anyone but himself, his family and his friends! My dream is to get that information out there in manageable bits between now and November.

I’m suggesting a Twitter meme that feeds only PBO’s, and his administration’s, accomplishments, video clips, pieces of laws passed, pictures from trips abroad, ANYTHING THAT SHOWS WHAT THIS PRESIDENT HAS DONE and IS DOING! I know the Obama team has the truth team etc. but that’s ‘official’. This would be ‘grass roots’ advertising – a kind of ‘each one teach/reach one’.  Linda @ What-is-Working started preparing for this kind of thing long ago and her site has quite a few short video clips. Also, from my experience in TODville, I know many of you have the means and expertise to roam all over the WEB and tap effortlessly into pertinent information on this administration.

I don’t intend for us to belittle Romney or anyone on his side (at least, not deliberately). My feeling is that the available information shows that Romney does that job all by himself. I have yet to encounter any incident of Mitt Romney helping anyone where he or his kind didn’t benefit big time! All we will be doing, as per my dream, is shedding light on a man who should not be anywhere near the presidency by showing that the current President has been doing an excellent job, knows what he is doing, has a job plan, and should be returned (in a landslide) for 4 more years to continue executing that plan.

I’ve titled the meme:-

#CanMittMatchThis?

And even though I’m using Mitt’s name in the meme, the INFORMATION I’m dreaming of us sharing is ALL ABOUT PRESIDENT OBAMA and HIS GOVERNANCE. Now, I realize that once I throw it out there others might join in and they won’t know the intent is to have only positive content, but I’ll depend on the TOD participants to help keep the meme content ‘pure’ in their own contributions.

I really think the snark and ridicule etc. is thoroughly covered, and though it’s easy, and fun sometimes, to join in, IT’S TIME FOR US to start seeding the dialogue with upbeat content, particularly for those voters who are going to start tuning in more and more. Also, in truth, for those gentler spirits who have always been tuned in, but who don’t handle rancor, anger, profanity, or abrasive in-your-face approaches well, and therefore chose not to separate the information from the snark and pass it on.

Rambling aside, in short, I would love if the TOD ‘army’ would support a meme in which the only thing we share is positive information about the Obama/Biden administration. What do you say? Can we pull this off? Do we want to try #CanMittMatchThis?

06
Jul
12

Heads Up: President Obama Signs HR 4348

06
Jul
12

Astonishing: 6,500 stood under the blazing sun….

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A Secret Service agent perspires as he keeps watch on President Obama at Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: President Barack Obama told an enthusiastic, if steamy crowd this afternoon that the election “isn’t just about two candidates or two parties – it’s about two fundamentally different visions for America.”

Speaking at Carnegie Mellon University, he laid out campaign themes he’s been hitting on his “Betting On America” bus tour.

He got big applause when he said, “Why would we want to go backward to the same theory that didn’t work before?” and “The Supreme Court has spoken, the law we passed is here to stay.”

A crowd of about 6,500 gathered on the College of Fine Arts lawn. At least 13 people were treated for heat exhaustion as temperatures stood in the high 90s.

Full article here

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White House live

06
Jul
12

Hey, here’s that enthusiasm gap again……

President Barack Obama at Carnegie Mellon University, July 6

See the fantastic panoramic photo here

Thank you Hopefruit

Back in a while with more photos 😉

06
Jul
12

Heads Up: President Obama Speaking In Pittsburgh (1:50 ET)

A volunteer with the Obama campaign sprays water on people as they wait to see President Barack Obama at Carnegie Mellon University, July 6

1:50 (it’s running late): President Obama delivers remarks at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

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CBS live streaming 1

CBS live streaming 2

CNN live streaming

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President Obama visits a bakery in Beaver, Ohio

06
Jul
12

Poland, Ohio

President Obama with nine-month-old Nathan Maxwell Johnson of Youngstown, Ohio

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If anyone can find a link to the full speech will you post it in the comments? It was outstanding.

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Dobbins Elementary School, Poland, Ohio

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Coming up:

1:50: President Obama delivers remarks at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

4:55: Holds an event at the White House with construction workers and college students to sign HR 4348

06
Jul
12

Heads Up: President Obama speaking in Ohio (10:45 ET)

A waitress takes a photo as President Obama sits down for breakfast at Ann’s Restaurant in Akron, Ohio, July 6

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10:45: President Obama delivers remarks at Dobbins Elementary School, Poland, Ohio

CNN live streaming * CBS live streaming 1 * CBS live streaming 2 * C-Span (maybe?) * WYTV

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Touring Summer Garden Food Manufacturing in Boardman, Ohio

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06
Jul
12

Rise and Shine

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Sandusky Register

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Today:

9:40: President Obama tours Summer Garden Food Manufacturing, Boardman, Ohio

10:45: Delivers remarks at Dobbins Elementary School, Poland, Ohio

1:50: Delivers remarks at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

3:10: Departs Pittsburgh

4:25: Arrives at the White House

4:55: Holds an event at the White House with construction workers and college students to sign HR 4348

6:00: Departs the White House en route Camp David

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Morning everyone 😉




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