A Beautiful Day….

President Obama hugs introducer DeAnne Stanberry, a nurse, during an election campaign rally in Grand Junction

Grand Junction High School, Colorado

More photos at The Denver Post




12:45: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Colorado State Fairgrounds

2:50: Departs Pueblo

3:20: Arrives in Colorado Springs

4:45: Delivers remarks at a campaign event

6:25: Departs Colorado Springs

9:45: Arrives at the White House



President Obama at Pueblo Memorial Airport, Colorado, August 8


Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado

210 Responses to “A Beautiful Day….”

  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    August 8, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    I needed this

  2. 3 Nena20409
    August 8, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    I have missed all the POB’s speeches today. Thank you all. This is why I like coming here to catch up.

    • 4 anniebella
      August 8, 2012 at 11:05 pm

      I missed POTUS speeches today, I did go to C-Span and catch the one where Sandra Fluke introduce him. Maybe tomorrow will be better. And I see where FLOTUS will be in Philly, I am hoping to see her also. Can’t wait till next week when POTUS and FLOTUS will campaign together.

  3. 5 ewok2
    August 8, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    A beautiful day in the Obama blog.

  4. 6 hopefruit2
    August 8, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    A beautiful day..a beautiful man…a beautiful blog.

    Thanks Chips!

  5. 9 amk for obama
    August 8, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Nice crowd.

  6. 16 Nena20409
    August 8, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    The pictures are just deliciously sinful. Wickedly fantastic!! These pictures thrill me like the Olympics as I watch our fellow citizens perform well.

  7. 17 hopefruit2
    August 8, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    The good people of CO love their President. They connect with him emotionally and they feel good and secure knowing that he is in charge. And who is anyone to try to take that away from them?

  8. 20 Dudette
    August 8, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    WOW! Those are scrumptious!

  9. 21 Dudette
    August 8, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Notice how they rarely show the actual audience at Romney events. Not that I watch him. I’m just sayin’.

    • 22 hopefruit2
      August 8, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      I’ve noticed that too. When the MSM feels the crowd is big enough to show, then they show it. But most of the time, they hide Willard’s audience.

      • 23 Obama Grandmama
        August 9, 2012 at 4:24 pm

        hopefruit2, I am starting to have the same feeling regardless of what I am told by the MSM now that I did in ’08 from the size of the crowds. When they were telling us McCain was ahead in the polls or close and predicting his win. I was looking at the crowds and their enthusiasm and thinking if they are any indicator at all we’ve got this! I remember turning on the tv to watch the voting results and being so surprised that Obama was the projected winner in a very short time. I thought then I had a feeling from the crowds he would do it!

        I am trying to be careful not to get lax though and stay vigilent since all the voter suppression is going on. There are Diebold voting machines, and lots of money and lying ads not to mention the biased media to deal with so things can turn against us. I do think it is important to get the House back and hold and better the Dem count in the Senate besides getting PBO re-elected.

  10. 24 yardarm756
    August 8, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Damn it y’all. Where’s the base? How come no enthusiasm? What can be done to perk these folks up?

  11. 27 theo67
    August 8, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I love this! Thanks so much, Chips!! This blog is a gift. It really is. And you are an angel for doing this for all of us.

  12. 36 amk for obama
    August 8, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    A sinking ship’s Captain: “Does anyone know how to pray?”

    A priest says he can pray.

    Captain: “Ok padre, you pray. Everyone else will wear a life jacket. We are short of one

  13. 38 amk for obama
    August 8, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    A guy stood over his tee shot for what seemed an eternity, looking up, looking down, measuring the distance, figuring the wind direction and speed. He was driving his partner nuts. Finally his exasperated partner says, “What’s taking so long? Hit the blasted ball!”

    The guy answers, “My wife is up there watching me from the clubhouse. I want to make this a perfect shot.”

    “Forget it, man,” said his partner, “you don’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of hitting her from here!”

    / ok. I am done.

  14. 48 theo67
    August 8, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Those last two pictures are breathtaking. For two completely different reasons. Also, I always smile when I see people reaching for him from so far back that it would be physically impossible for their arms to reach. But they always try…

    • 49 joyce
      August 8, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      That is so amazing to see, as if they just want the energy and love that comes from him to flow their way. I even feel it just looking.

  15. August 8, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    This is for Chips and UT.

    Community Shield this Saturday (Sunday? I’m not sure).

    Chelsea v. Man City.

    Opening shot to 2012-13 BPL season!

    God, finally, some real sports (aside from the Olympics).

    • August 8, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      Oh go on LL, kick me when I’m down and (still) distraught.

      I’ve been traveling a bit recently, and every time I turn on my TV box there’s an ad for Sky Sports in the UK …. showing those repulsive last moments of the Premier League campaign, when hideous City pilfered the title from my beautiful boys.

      Fear not, United have bought lots and lots of superstars for the new campaign, like ….. let me get back to you on that one 😥

  16. 60 daisydem
    August 8, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    I haven’t read any of the comments, had to scroll down to say that first picture grabs me … that man has tears in his eyes. That would be me if/when I get to see him/meet him and God willing hug him. I know I will be in tears .. of happiness, of gratitude .. love.

    • 61 carolyn
      August 8, 2012 at 10:06 pm

      Yes, I think he does have tears in his eyes…..and on a somewhat less lofty note……isn’t he part of the demographic that is supposed to totally dislike the Prez? Ummmmmmmm…..I’m not so sure about those stats. My husband’s part of that demo, and he is extremely grateful for and admiring of our Prez.

  17. 62 Tally
    August 8, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    I seriously need to meet John Unger and Schoep.

  18. August 8, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Dudette and I had the last two posts on the previous thread, so I’m reposting a couple of short items here.

    PBO and R-money agree on at least one thing: allowing gays in the Boy Scouts. Opponents don’t seem to understand that it’s the secrecy that harms closeted gays. The same standard of conduct applies to every scout, whether gay or straight.

  19. 64 Tally
    August 8, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    • 65 carolyn
      August 8, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      We should be BROADENING the right to vote, not restricting it! Other countries that get the right to vote allow EVERYONE to vote. We, as the oldest democracy, surely should not restrict this vote. Frankly, this is embarrassing for us as a country.

  20. August 8, 2012 at 10:06 pm

  21. August 8, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    AARP poll of People who are 50+ in Florida- President ONLY down 2 within MOE-


    That is actually good, because he has not campaigned full-time, yet. So, he starts out tied for the 50+ vote.

    • 69 Lb4Obama
      August 8, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      I am telling you, I smell an Obama landslide! Tea Bagger revolt. I truly believe there are more rational voters than there are crazy bat shit folks. And Robme is got to be the worst candidate in a long, long time. The more I watch him (yuck) the more Nixon I see. I have also been reading up on Asberger’s syndrome, and Mitt actually shows a lot of the key characteristics. I have also seen some analysis writings that also see a connection. Gee. Maybe Palin will adopt Mitt so she can haul him around along with her little Trig(?) and really get the “base” fired up!

      • 70 isonprize
        August 8, 2012 at 11:27 pm

        Lb4Obama, I have to say I agree with you on the issue of an Obama landslide. I also agree that Myth R-money is the worst candidate ever. I’m not sure, however, if you are aware that the rest of your comments have the potential to be offensive. Just thought I’d mention it. 😦

      • 71 hopefruit2
        August 8, 2012 at 11:47 pm

        I don’t believe that Romney has Asperger Syndrome. People who have Asperger syndrome have social deficits in that they misread nuanced social cues and fail to decipher people’s motives in social situations. However, they are not bullies. Quite often, it’s the opposite – they are easily taken advantage of, and contrary to what most people believe, they rarely excel in areas like business where high emotional savvy and ability to lie and manipulate others is required. I have noticed that there is a tendency in our society to excuse narcissistic, socially deficient, but high achieving individuals with the idea that they have might have a “disorder,” but that’s not doing anyone any good.

        Romney’s empathy deficits come from a combination of his extremely privileged upbringing, combined with dysfunctional messages of invincibility that were reinforced by his gender and religion. He has always been in a position of relative social and economic advantage where he never had to negotiate with others, or engage in cooperative give-and-take to achieve his goals. He learned to step on others with disregard, and that his needs and wants came first above everything else.

        Romney’s proclivity for lying is one important clue that he does NOT suffer from Asperger Syndrome. Lying entails a sophisticated understanding of people’s perceptions and the consequences to the liar of those perceptions.

    • 72 57andFemale
      August 9, 2012 at 2:02 am

      That’s not bad at all.

  22. August 8, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    For those of you on twitter, looks like both @delcecato and @gregpinelo are worthwhile people to follow:

  23. August 8, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    GOD BLESS OUR SECRET SERVICE AGENTS!!! Protecting the greatest president in our lifetimes.

  24. 76 Dudette
    August 8, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Even if I were fortunate enough to get into a campaign event, I’d be one of those wallflower souls (my tribe, really) in the far back corner with no hope of actually being close enough to touch HIM. Desperate to find solace in the notion that being just there to soak up the energy in the room, really should, could, would inspire me, move me… bless me. Hoping maybe, just maybe, after he’d shaken all the truly worthly people’s hands, kissed all the pretty babies, and blinded everyone with that dazzling smile … after he’d long since gone, just maybe, as I strode down the hallway to return to my pit of normalcy, I’d ever so lightly feel my jacket brush against the arm of someone in the hall who’d had the immense fortune to grasp the tip of his left pinky finger. I’d feel that spark of static electricity and a warm glow would overcome me. [breathless sigh!] Yesssssssss. It.Would.Be.Enough!!!!!

    • 77 Pamela
      August 8, 2012 at 10:12 pm

      You speak for us both, dudette! Yesterday, I went to find the couple who had been at their son’s to host PBO in May. Asked if I could touch the hands they had shaken PBO’s hands with. They each said YES! and the three of us got a buzz from the reminder! I will just tell you, it made my day! And that is only 1 degree of separation, that ‘s all I need! 😆

    • August 8, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      Dudette, this is the closest I ever got, at the Inauguration concert:

      And my knees are still wobbling 😕

    • 86 isonprize
      August 8, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      Dudette, I never thought in a ZILLION years that I would meet a president, let alone THIS president. The first time I shook his hand, I swear, I let out a scream that I have never made in my life. (I’m not a screamer or a crier, really, I’m not.) The man is electric. I don’t care where you are in the room, you feel a buzz when he comes out. I mean, look at those pictures, even the men are smiling. GRINNING even. PBO is genuine. Pretty much anyone who has ever talked to him has mentioned that he’s the same down to earth guy that you see on TV.

      Sometimes I wonder if we, as a country, are worthy of this man. Seriously, he could be quite successful without all the crap that he puts up with. I’m so glad that he’s working for EVERYONE.

      Now we just have to re-elect him AND GIVE HIM A CONGRESS TO WORK WITH!!!!

      • 87 Dudette
        August 8, 2012 at 11:11 pm

        Okay iop, I’m touching your comment now so I can get a buzz! 🙂

      • 88 amk for obama
        August 9, 2012 at 12:11 am

        “Sometimes I wonder if we, as a country, are worthy of this man. ”


      • 90 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        August 9, 2012 at 12:31 am

        No, some of our countrymen are not worthy; however, he promised to fight everyday for thos that voted for him and those that did not. Today, while viewing the pics of him departing the WH and arriving at Andrews, I noted that he was smiling so bright that he actually “glowed;” I then looked at his hair and thought “my God, what are we doing to this man!” While 98% of his pics reflect that megawatt smile, and he mostly appears calm, cool, and collected; his hair betrays the story of the weight of the world he carries on his shoulders. I agree, we must give him a congress to work with; hopefully, cooperation on the hill will spillover to the general public.

        We need healing in this land.

      • 91 Obama Grandmama
        August 9, 2012 at 4:44 pm

        I know what you mean by acting differently than you expected. I was second in line at a rally in ’08. I could have chosen a ropeline position for a possibility of a handshake after the speech. I did not as I knew it would be hard to stand those two plus hours instead of sitting on the bleachers as I had been in line since 6am for a 9pm rally. In line sitting in my folding lawn chair until a couple of hours before the doors opened as we needed to put our chairs away. I sat in the best seat in the bleachers to see him. When he came into sight I was jumping up and down and waving this huge side to side wave. I was so unlike myself and doing things I had never done before. He is electric. He cares about us!

  25. 92 Pamela
    August 8, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Okay. I. Am. Home. Finally. 🙂

  26. August 8, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    great pictures from Colorado! I love this site! 😀 #Obama2012! #Forward!

  27. 95 Tally
    August 8, 2012 at 10:17 pm

  28. 97 Pamela
    August 8, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    “I have made a commitment to work until I die to raise awareness that the source of happiness, warm-heartedness, lies within us.” ~ HHDL
    8 August 2012 @DalaiLama

    • 98 Pamela
      August 8, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      Now, how lovely is that for a life of Soul Awareness!

      • 99 Walking_on_ Sunshine
        August 8, 2012 at 10:23 pm

        You gotta love the Dalai Lama.

        • 100 isonprize
          August 8, 2012 at 10:26 pm

          You gotta love the Dalai Lama.

          … and the fact that he TWEETS!!! 😎 😎 How cool is that???

          • 101 Walking_on_ Sunshine
            August 8, 2012 at 10:43 pm


            • 102 Pamela
              August 8, 2012 at 10:51 pm

              I love that with nearly 5 million followers, he follows no one! I have his twitter feed on a bookmark, so I can check in every day. I have watched his followers grow since he had less than half a million. Very magnetic energy. I was with the choir that sang for him here in April 2008. Twice. And a third time with the children’s choir. It was so very beautiful! And I was wearing my Obama~bling too! 🙂

              • 103 Walking_on_ Sunshine
                August 8, 2012 at 11:24 pm

                That’s a lovely story Pamela. He is one of the few religious leaders I truly respect. I started following him on twitter a while ago after you posted one of your DL quotes here. I saw this on his twitter feed today. A Dalai Lama quote tweeted by one of his followers. I wish all our religious leaders had this attitude.

                “Don´t try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are.”

    • 104 yardarm756
      August 8, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      A very noble sentiment.

  29. 105 isonprize
    August 8, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Have y’all seen this? I’m reposting. It’s funny!!

    Romney Girl – starring Miss Swiss Bank Account

    • August 8, 2012 at 10:54 pm

      Sorry, that is not a believable Romney. The actor has way more personality LOL! even as he pretends to be stiff.

      • 109 vcprezofan2
        August 8, 2012 at 11:22 pm

        Sorry I missed you on Sunday, GoB as I wanted to personally wish you a wonderful birthday. A belated happy b-day to YOU! I trust you had a lovely day. Today, I’ll wish for you dreams fulfilled, one of them being realized on Nov 6th. 😆

      • 111 isonprize
        August 8, 2012 at 11:37 pm

        goB, I agree. But I had to laugh when they showed him at the beauty shop getting his “edges” died white. In all probability, it is the OTHER WAY AROUND. The hair along his neck is white sometimes. That tells me that at his age, 65, he’s probably got a head full of white hair.

  30. August 8, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Just thought I’d let y’all know that the country in general and the State of Washington in specific dodged a bullet yesterday. Suzan DelBene won the primary for the new 1st Congressional District, beating emoprog Darcy Burner handily. Darcy is the one the Republicans were sacrificing sheep and lighting candles to have win because they would have creamed her in the General. Suzan DelBene is a first class candidate who knows how to get things done and who is running a stellar campaign. A win in the General by DelBene would send 6 Democrats to DC and go a long way toward helping us take back the House. This 1st CD race is the 5th most competitive race in the Nation and the Republicans are going to spend big to try to win. DelBene is the candidate that OFA and the WA State Dems wanted to win. It is going to be fun supporting her. She has qualified for Red to Blue status, which gives her a leg up. Between the Red to Blue and OFA, I like her chances.

    • 113 otter44
      August 8, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      Yesterday was a great day for Dems in Washington. I am in the new the 10th CD. It is a purple mix but Heck did well. He is a strong supporter of PBO and I think can win in the general. I think that the 10th will be a new dem seat.

    • 114 amk for obama
      August 9, 2012 at 12:21 am

      And the worst part is that emoprog tried to paint DelBene as another romney.

  31. August 8, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    The Planned Parent hood ad, has been all over Florida Tv today.
    Channel 9 St Petersburg and the CW Channel.
    Again, the Only channels I see Pro Robney ads on are Cable News!
    Me thinks, the Obama camp are micro targeting to Voters who are not paying attention.
    Thus, the money is smart and well spent, by OFA.
    How long before the RNC catches on to this advertising bonanza?

  32. 117 dotster3
    August 8, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Voter suppression shenanigans going on in Iowa now——-everywhere there’s a Repub Gov.——they’re looking to “trim” their voter list——and whatever probs they come up with re. eligibility, they’re sending out letters saying ‘you’re ineligible to vote’—–Latinos mainly targeted, of course—–and it’s up to those individuals to prove otherwise within 14 days. This is putrid and ugly.

    • 118 vcprezofan2
      August 8, 2012 at 10:54 pm

      On a relevant note: Not too long ago TODville had a serious discussion on voting machines, & paper count, etc. etc. I spotted this on Twitter and am sharing it here as it seems, if true, somewhat ‘scary’. The attached video is about 11 minutes

  33. 119 cookemom
    August 8, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Great pictures, especially the last one!!!! I do believe PBO is biting that lower lip more and more. He must be reading TOD, and know what that does to a cookemom. Yoo hoo, thanks PBO , kisses, mmwha ;~()

  34. 121 magapie
    August 8, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    As Spock would say, it would be FASCINATING to know how many married women tell pollsters on the phone they’ll vote for willard with their husbands listening, and will vote for PBO and their own best interests when they get to the poll booth?

  35. 122 dotster3
    August 8, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    I was going to ask who is financing Herman Cain’s “30 day Truth Tour” when I saw the headline——and why, but I see it’s Bernie Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot. So Marcus thinks this is a wise investment, something worthwhile, a ‘game-changer’? Believes everyone is in need of a little 9-9-9 action? Wow, just wow.

  36. August 8, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Fresh off the wire from Current TV:

    Vice President Al Gore will be leading Current TV’s coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Coverage of the Republican National Convention (RNC) begins August 27 from 7pm–11pm EST and will continue for all four nights, concluding on August 30th. Coverage of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) begins on September 4 from 7pm–11pm EST and will conclude on September 6.

    Vice President Gore will be joined by former Michigan Governor and “The War Room” host, Jennifer Granholm, former New York Governor and “Viewpoint” host, Eliot Spitzer and “The Young Turks” host, Cenk Uygur. Additionally, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will join the panel for the RNC coverage.

  37. 134 anniebella
    August 8, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    When is the GOP convention? Do any of you all plan to watch it? I hope to watch the Democratic Convention.

    • 135 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      August 8, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      I’m going to watch the Democratic Convention. Not the Republican Convention. Life’s too short. What I saw of the Repubs last time was more than enough.

  38. August 8, 2012 at 11:22 pm

  39. August 8, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    [Rap Verse: Ronnie Devoe]
    Poison, deadly, movin it slow
    Lookin for a mellow fellow like DeVoe
    Gettin paid, laid, so better lay low
    Schemin on house, money, and the whole show
    The low pro hoe she’ll be cut like an aaa-FRO
    See what you’re sayin’, huh, she’s a winner to you
    But I know she’s a loser (How do you know?)
    Me and the crew used to do her!


    What song???

  40. 144 vcprezofan2
    August 8, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Today’s pictures and news have been definitely dance inducing! 😀 Thanks to everyone who shared their experiences; it’s greatly encouraging to hear that things are coming together beautifully.

  41. 152 amk for obama
    August 8, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    BooMan via BJ – http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2012/8/2/20523/87732

    Reid’s charges aren’t really anything like the kinds of crap the right slings at Democratic leaders every day of the week. Let me try to give an illustration of my point.

    Mitt Romney isn’t really a Mormon. He’s an atheist who only went along with his father’s faith so he could duck the Vietnam draft. He didn’t actually try to convert anyone when he was in France either. In reality, he spent all his time in Monte Carlo gambling and buying high-end hookers. When his daddy found out what he was doing, he made him come home and marry his high school sweetheart. Actually, he only made him marry her after the second time she got pregnant. The first time, they got an abortion. Then Romney started using some of the mafia connections he had made in Marseilles to import heroin. By the time he became governor, they were flying it straight into a secret airport they set up in the Berkshires. When one of the pilots started to talk, Romney had him killed.

    Now, if we started telling these stories to people, and a substantial percentage of the population started to actually believe these stories, and if congressmen humored and even encouraged the people who believed these stories, and if media figures talked about these stories, and if Congress actually had hearings about some of these stories, then Mitt Romney would know what it’s like to be treated like a Democrat.

    • 153 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      August 8, 2012 at 11:58 pm

      Sad but true. This is why I have no pity and no guilt where Romney is concerned. They have treated Democrats like crap for so long while the Dems took the high ground and all it got us was defeat. I say go for the jugular. We need to win because if we don’t more people will die of untreated illness and loose their jobs and pensions to these blood suckers. After the crap and unhinged accusations that this President has had to put up with for the last few years they can talk to the hand if they expect us to treat them gently.

    • August 9, 2012 at 1:49 am

      Most decent people will cringe a little reading this, and will know that it’s a complete fabrication. They won’t try and convince themselves that it’s true, like the GOP have done with their lies. They won’t threaten to impeach him over these lies if he succeeds in his mission to get to the White House (heaven forbid). Most won’t even repeat any of this. Many would be the first to call out the lies if they heard them spoken with any earnest zeal.

      This little exercise illustrates the real difference between the left and the right. Common decency. Integrity. Humanity.

  42. 155 hopefruit2
    August 9, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Since the media is so damn lazy, let’s send them to rio in 2016 to actually WORK, and compete for their pay.

    1. Candy Crowley – balance beam
    2. Mark Knoller – Vault
    3. Roland Martin – pommel horse
    4. Andrea Mitchell – uneven bars.
    5. Chuck Todd
    6. Wolf Blitzer
    7. Howard fineman

    • 156 0388jojothecat
      August 9, 2012 at 1:30 am

      They would all win the Gold in their categories of the most laziest and incompentent media personalities.

      Chuck Todd , Wolf Blizer and Howard Fineman – Volley ball, playing both sides against each other.

    • August 9, 2012 at 1:50 am

      I think you got the categories right for Chuck, Wolf and Howard – they’re less than useless.

  43. 160 amk for obama
    August 9, 2012 at 12:41 am

    • 161 Cha
      August 9, 2012 at 2:34 am

      Your Dog got the last laugh, romney. Thanks to one of your son’s so candidly bragging about your keeping Seamus in a crate strapped to the roof of your car from Mass to Canada. Oh, except the stop when you took him down and hosed him off because he was leakng shit on the back window.

  44. 162 desertflower
    August 9, 2012 at 12:43 am

    I got this email from America’s Voice….Did anyone hear that the Obama Administration had done this?

    I’m excited to report that on Friday, the Obama Administration released guidelines for the President’s decision to provide qualifying DREAMers with a two year work permit and temporary relief from deportation.

    This relief is without a doubt the most significant victory our movement has seen in decades, and it could not have happened without you. Now, with less than two weeks to go until August 15th – the day DREAMers can begin the application process — we need to get the word on how to apply out to every single eligible DREAMer. Please circulate this email to your family, friends and anyone you think may benefit.

    Below are the basic requirements outlined by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Agency. DREAMers must meet all of these criteria in order to apply.

    However, each person’s story is different, so if you or anyone in your community has a question or concern, please consult with a qualified immigration attorney before applying. DREAMers, you may request consideration if you1:

    Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;

    Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;

    Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;

    Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;

    Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;

    Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and

    Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

    It is important to remember that if you or anyone you know has any questions about these requirements, please consult with a qualified immigration attorney before applying.

    This is a big deal — thank you for doing your part in getting us to this historic moment!


    Adam Luna
    America’s Voice Education Fund

    P.S. Today, DREAMers, along with legal and community organizations, launched the “We Own the DREAM” campaign to offer trustworthy information, direct help with the application process, and access to free or low-cost qualified attorneys to eligible immigrant youth. Text “OwnIt” to 877877 or for Spanish, text “Únete” to 877877 for more information.

  45. August 9, 2012 at 1:26 am

    It would be impossible for me to find a more aligned, poignant and true visually rich and touching analogy for what our President, Barack Hussein Obama, has done for each of us and every other American (and humanity) than ….


    And, it seemed only fitting to send the message directly to his dear wife …

    Perhaps no one will notice this comment or the tweet, but I hope that that is not the case because my only hope is that each and every person, someday soon, will have the capacity to understand the message.

    In fact, if our species is to evolve, it will do so only because it gets the message.

    • 164 desertflower
      August 9, 2012 at 1:36 am

      I adore you, Bob:) That was perfect. I noticed. Exceptional analogy to be sure…

      PS…I, too… have held and nursed a hummingbird…something changes after that. It felt like my own little miracle:)

      • August 9, 2012 at 2:02 am

        DF, am not in any way surprised that you have cared for such an apparently frail and yet very robust fellow species! Thank you for understanding why I posted it. In so many ways, President Obama has done for America, the world, and each of us what that young fellow did for that hummingbird – with the same intensity of focus of resources, care and persistence.


        • 166 desertflower
          August 9, 2012 at 2:09 am

          Don’t we know it. To hold a fragile creature in your hands and nurse it patiently back to health…to enable it to reach its best potential…well, there you have it. We are that hummingbird…and we will fly like nobody’s business, thanks to the nurturing of our President. I feel it coming on….

      • 167 Dudette
        August 9, 2012 at 2:03 am

        Df speaks for me too, Bob. You are such a beautiful soul.

    • 169 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      August 9, 2012 at 11:45 pm

      This is beautiful. One of the nicest things I’ve ever seen.

  46. 171 Rita
    August 9, 2012 at 1:59 am

    I have to tell you a little story. I was up till 1 pm last night doing data entry for OFA-CO because they were overwhelmed with requests to attend PBO’s events and needed help getting all those requests – the lucky ones that got event tickets – into the database. So glad to help out and so happy to see such excitement! And I was just a little jealous 🙂

  47. 176 amk for obama
    August 9, 2012 at 2:02 am

  48. 177 amk for obama
    August 9, 2012 at 2:03 am

  49. 186 Cha
    August 9, 2012 at 3:26 am

    I got a “Costco Connection” magazine in my mail box today..and the first page I leafed to was of a big ol’ smiling President Obama with the Teacher of the year, Rebecca Mieliwocki! Turns out she’s a “Costco Member”..brwawawawa

    Photo of them(Adorable) at link~

    Gotta thank you, Chips, for all the Inspiring and Encouraging pics of our President today in Colorado with Sandra Fluke and the Loving It(Democracy) Crowds!

  50. 191 anniebella
    August 9, 2012 at 8:03 am

    I just was watching the rerun of ICarly when FLOTUS was up there. Good way to start the day watching FLOTUS. Hope to be able to see her speak in Philly today.

  51. 195 Dudette
    August 9, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Oh come on! When is this crap gonna stop?!!!
    Coloradoans likely to vote on ‘fetal personhood’ for a third time in November

  52. 197 desertflower
    August 9, 2012 at 8:21 am


    Ed Kilgore nails the cynicism of the Romney lies, specifically regarding the latest welfare reform lie:

    How did the Romney campaign’s response to this rather categorical rejection of the ad’s claims? It just repeated them. I swear, trying to engage these people in any sort of reasoned discourse is like looking into the eyes of a goat: nothing there but the determination to keep on keeping on, truth be damned.

    There’s more….but in other words, they’ll stick with the lies because they CAN…they know the useless media will never call them on it. Lie to America! That’s his motto.

  53. 198 hopefruit2
    August 9, 2012 at 8:27 am

    HAHAHA..I’m linking from Old Orange, but this is just too fun to miss. Here is some video footage of Ann Coulter on Hannity having a royal fit after Willard’s spokeswoman messes up on the health care issue. Coulter calls for boycott of Tampa convention unless that Saul is fired!! 🙂 🙂


  54. August 9, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Susan Rice should be the next Sec Def or Sec State, She is wonderful!
    That is all!

  55. 205 Dudette
    August 9, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Have a great day everybody! See ya later! 🙂

  56. 206 hopefruit2
    August 9, 2012 at 8:33 am

  57. 208 hopefruit2
    August 9, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Karma is playing for gold here.

    HEADLINE: Franklin lawyer, Tea Party Nation founder, liable for thousands in hotel bills. Organizer sued for unfilled rooms

    // FRANKLIN — Two years after local attorney Judson Phillips failed to lure tea party activists to a rally in Las Vegas, a judge is ordering him to pay the bill for a slew of hotel rooms he booked for the event. Phillips, the founder of the for-profit corporation Tea Party Nation, owes the Venetian Casino Resort more than $748,000, according to the ruling. The hotel alleged Phillips reserved 1,637 room nights for a July 2010 event but then canceled the gathering just a few weeks prior. //


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