An Olympic Effort

President Obama greets Olympic and Paralympic athletes on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept 14



U.S. Olympic and Paralympic team members, including gold medal runner Dee Dee Trotter, react to the arrival of President Obama

… with Paralympic swimmer Brad Snyder

…. with gold medal runner Dee Dee Trotter

Olympic 400m sprint gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross takes a picture with President Obama

…. with Olympic diving gold medalist David Boudia


Morning/afternoon/evening everyone, I’m waaaaaaaaaaaaay behind with everything today, but will catch up asap with some more posts. A gazillion thanks to everyone who was able to donate to the TOD fundraisers last night and today, you’re the best.

43 Responses to “An Olympic Effort”

  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    September 14, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Hi there, TODobots, Any extra space at the front?

  2. 13 vcprezofan2
    September 14, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Alright, I’ll come and get you.

  3. 14 utaustinliberal
    September 14, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    This was such a nice event to watch. Everyone was in high spirits. Yay Olympians.

    p.s. How cute and hot is the swimmer Brad Snyder? 😉

    • 15 Dudette
      September 14, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      I got a peek at it a bit. Hard to do at work. Looks like it was so much fun for both the athletes, The President and the First Lady!

      Beautiful pics Chips. Thank you!

    • 16 amk for obama
      September 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm

      It was strictly told to you to take a break.

      /how did the thing go ? everyone safe?

      • 17 utaustinliberal
        September 14, 2012 at 1:52 pm

        Hahahaha. Thanks so much for your concern Amk. Yeah everyone’s safe now. What freaked us out at UT Austin was that at the same time a bomb threat was being called in to our campus by someone claiming to be Al Qaida and placing bombs in multiple buildings and telling us we had less than 90 minutes to get out, there was also a bomb threat placed at North Dakota State University and while we were being told to evacuate and get out of all buildings immediately and get away from campus as fast as we could, North Dakota State was being put on lockdown. That made it doubly shocking and disconcerting.

        The UT Austin president just held a press conference and classes have been canceled. He said the FBI has come in to investigate because two schools getting a bomb threat at the same time is highly suspicious.

        • 18 amk for obama
          September 14, 2012 at 1:58 pm

          So the contrast between the blue and red couldn’t be any clearer? 🙂

          who the fuck orders a lock-down when there is a bomb threat in your building?

        • 19 vcprezofan2
          September 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm

          Oh dear, I missed that! Glad to hear that all is well. If this was someone’s idea of a joke, people have strange ideas about humour.

  4. 20 anniebella
    September 14, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Thanks for the pictures of POTUS and FLOTUS and the Olympic stars. They are very nice.

    • 21 veryslowwriter
      September 14, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      I just love how FLOTUS dresses. Just a simple blue dress…and then she adds those shoes and makes it into An Outfit that suits her perfectly.

  5. 22 amk for obama
    September 14, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Great pics chips.

    Look at all those eager eyes, outstretched hands and wide grins showing off all the 32 teeth. 🙂

  6. 23 Dudette
    September 14, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Sigh!! Is this really gonna win votes? Really?… Whatever!
    Samuel L. Jackson to star in foul-mouthed Obama ad

    • 24 kathryn kivett
      September 14, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      WHY????…what’s the point?….Does that idiot not know he is liable to lose more votes for PBO than he will get?….There are a lot of people who will be really offended and BLAME PBO…..

    • 25 0388jojothecat
      September 14, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      What happened to the effort to stop cursing? How do we as adults expect our young people to express themselves without cursing if adults on teevee constantly do it? I am so sick of the fowl mouthness that is aired across the country on television just to look cool. I am not a prude, I use fowl language when I am angry but never around children.

  7. 26 EricFive
    September 14, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    The joy and excitement on the athletes’ faces as they see and photograph PBO is so heartwarming and beautiful. People genuinely LOVE our President.

    • 27 Dakota
      September 14, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      Yes Eric, isn’t wonderful to see all those happy smiling faces? So thrilled to meet the Prez, First Lady and VP Joe!

  8. 28 proudmemberofglobalzero
    September 14, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Does anyone know if the Ceremony at Andrews airforce base will be aired on any news station?

  9. 30 amk for obama
    September 14, 2012 at 2:02 pm
  10. 39 amk for obama
    September 14, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    A bj post on mittbot’s debate stratergy.

    Romney: blah blah tax cuts blah blah, apology tour, blah blah

    Obama: With all due respect, sir, you are an asshole

    Romney: you can’t say that!

    Obama: I said “with all due respect”



  11. 40 amk for obama
    September 14, 2012 at 2:13 pm

  12. 41 utaustinliberal
    September 14, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Hey TOD. MSNBC and C-SPAN Two will show Pres. Obama at the arrival of the four Americans killed in Libya, including Amb. Stevens. It will begin shortly.


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