Virginia Beach


Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiired up!!

See the speech at C-Span



… with Air Force Col. Michael A. Minihan

Andrews, Sept 27


…. with Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) at Naval Air Station Oceania, Sept 27


Meanwhile …..

Springfield, Virginia, Sept 27

Just sayin’.





…. with members of Vox Harmonia, from Salem High School

Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach, September 27


184 Responses to “Virginia Beach”

  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    September 27, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Love it

    • 8 Pamela
      September 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      I recognize this man is doing an incredible job with all the tasks he faces each and every day, but how in the heck does he manage to get better looking every day at the same time? What’s a girl to do? 😆

      • 9 theo67
        September 27, 2012 at 3:56 pm

        Yes, this is an important mystery to solve. How does he manage to take my breath away every single day!?! 🙂

        • 10 Pamela
          September 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm

          The same way he does with mine, Theo, but, hey, who needs to breathe when one can soar?! 🙂 It’s as if the O2 comes along all on it’s own, or maybe it’s the hit of taking in a huge breath when opening the photos, making breathing a secondary issue? Love working on this one with you!

          • 11 theo67
            September 27, 2012 at 5:04 pm

            I think the elation comes from whatever is at his core. He seems to have his own energy source – he shines from within. Just a really good person. Who needs oxygen, indeed! 🙂

  2. 12 hopefruit2
    September 27, 2012 at 3:21 pm

  3. 18 Mae who love our CIC
    September 27, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Chips you’re always on top of the important things. Thanks.

  4. 19 donna dem 4 obama
    September 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Chips, the contrast on the “Meanwhile” pic made me holler! 😆 😆 😆

  5. 22 amk for obama
    September 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    This is totally unfair, Chips. Where are the pics of mittbot’s crowds ?

    • 23 donna dem 4 obama
      September 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      You are too funny!!

      Every article I have found on Romney’s visit to Springfield, Va (not too far over the bridge from me) says he spoke before a “crowd” of people. Every article I found on the President’s visit to Va. Beach talks about the 7000 people who came out to see him. 🙂

      They always tend to leave out the crowd size when speaking about the Mittster. I wonder why??? Hmmmmmm…

  6. 25 Tally
    September 27, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I’m always on the last thread.

    Not sure if Yardarm posted this already (since I’m special and I got an email…)

    Most fun CIVICS QUIZ ever! I haz smartz. I scored 90.91% (missed three – damn!!!)



  7. September 27, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Obama is such a sexy man, I wish his parent and Grandparent were still alive to see what they raise. He have the whole package, good looks, good heart and smart enough to marry michelle.

  8. 46 daisydem
    September 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I love, love, love, love those pictures! I just love them! Thank you so much.

  9. 48 Melissa
    September 27, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Great pics!
    So I hear Bibi made a fool out of himself at the U.N? Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person Imho…

  10. 49 vcprezofan2
    September 27, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Virginia Beach, Part 2? 😆

  11. 50 Linda
    September 27, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    The “TOD” on the pictures reminds me of trying to find the “bunny” on the cover of Playboy ( back in the day when I had a husband )

    • 51 amk for obama
      September 27, 2012 at 3:47 pm

      They put bunny on the cover of playboy?

      No one ever tells me anything anymore.

    • 52 Dudette
      September 27, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      I know. It’s been such a fun game hunting for the TOD watermarks. I’ve found all but two:

      Crying baby with Willard
      Two wide-eyed cuties looking PBO with his back to us.

      Has anybody found those? 🙂

  12. 53 hopefruit2
    September 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    “The Romney Diary” would simply not work because apart from the fact that people love hearing our President speak, they also love looking at him.

  13. 55 collegekay
    September 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    The TOD watermarks are still hilarious to me. It’s like “where’s Waldo.” 😀

  14. 58 Tally
    September 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I hope this has already been posted a bazillion times. VIRAL MOTHERFUCKERS!!!

  15. 59 amk for obama
    September 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

  16. 61 canadabarb4obama
    September 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    How many of us on TOD are playing “where’s TOD” in the pics?

  17. 70 amk for obama
    September 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

  18. 71 squarepeg
    September 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Remember this, guys? One of my favorite videos

  19. September 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Ugh, and YAY!

    The “ugh”: just showed a patron where all the Ann Coulter books were. Any time I do so, I can’t help but think about her dismissive attitude towards libraries as being places for the homeless to hang out, and having no other use.

    Then “YAY”: immediately afterwards, one of my favorite patrons came to me. Strong Obama supporter, and we had a wonderful conversation.

  20. 83 amk for obama
    September 27, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    whooppity whoop. assholes.

  21. 84 Esmerelda
    September 27, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    ‘Skipping school to be a part of history’! Love it!

  22. 85 donna dem 4 obama
    September 27, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I can’t find the “TOD” mark on the picture with the kids with the beautiful eyes. 😉

  23. September 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Sheila Bair(former head of FDIC) is making her rounds slamming the WH and Geithner on DODD/Frank.
    The way I remember it going down, we are lucky we even have a bill, as all Republicans Voted against it.
    But, not one word against the Republicans.
    Typical bashing of the WH, to sell a Book.

  24. 100 Tally
    September 27, 2012 at 3:53 pm

  25. September 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    The Crowd size at Hampton Roads was 7k.

  26. 102 PoliticalJunkessa
    September 27, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Looking Mr. President, looking very good. Love that very vivid blue tie.

  27. 103 amk for obama
    September 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    with that mittbot image, gunnite folks.

  28. September 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    President Obama is ruling out any proposal to eliminate the home mortgage interest deduction for middle class taxpayers as part of any congressional tax reform effort.

    The one thing that Republicans and Democrats both seem to agree on is the idea of simplifying the tax code is worth pursuing on a bipartisan basis in either the lame duck session after the election or in the new session of Congress 2013.

    But on the stump this week in Ohio and Virginia, Obama vowed to protect all middle class taxpayers from any tax increases — and that includes the deductibility of home mortgage interest.

    “I refuse to ask middle-class families to give up your deduction for owning a home or raising kids just so we pay for another millionaire’s tax cut,” Obama said on the stump
    That is a bug difference, right there.

  29. 105 Dakota
    September 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    OMG! That second to last picture with the two children on either side of the President gazing up at him! It brought tears to my eyes! It’s written all over their little faces how they’re feeling!

  30. 106 auni
    September 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    What the———! My cable co. in Portland OR has added the Blaze to their basic cable. Now I get an ad for Glen Beck-Spitzer debate on the screen every time I change cable channels.

  31. 107 Rita
    September 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Beautiful pictures, as always, Chips. Love the one with the two little girls looking up at PBO. What hope…

  32. 108 Dudette
    September 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    A little help here… can’t find watermark for the Skipping School pic either. It’s driving me nuts!

  33. 115 donna dem 4 obama
    September 27, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Love Love Love the TOD mark on the VOTE T-shirt. Very clever Ms. Chips!!!!!!!!

  34. 116 Dudette
    September 27, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Way Way Way Off Topic, but must be addressed:
    Mike Love has lost his damned mind! There is no group called the “Beach Boys” without the Wilsons, especially Brian! Period.
    Endless Bummer
    Beach Boys reunion ends with three founders fired via e-mail

  35. 122 xtine
    September 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Not sure if this was in other threads:

    Signaling confidence, Obama’s team is considering competing in Arizona.

    Obama looked at competing in Arizona in 2008, but decided against it because of the support there for home state Sen. John McCain, the GOP nominee. Obama still won 45 percent of the vote.

    This year, Obama’s team talked early on about running in Arizona, which offers 11 electoral votes, but it never did. Now, with an internal Democratic poll showing Obama narrowly leading Romney, Obama’s team might make a play for the state that has seen a 160,000 increase in voter registrations by Democratic-leaning Hispanics over the past four years.

    Buying television time in Phoenix, the state’s largest city, is expensive and Obama advisers are closely watching their finances.

    That’s not to say that competing in Arizona would be all about winning: going up on the air in the state — or sending the president in to campaign there, could force Romney to spend valuable resources defending a state he should be able to count on in the quest to reach 270 Electoral College votes needed for victory.


  36. 124 Tally
    September 27, 2012 at 4:36 pm

  37. 132 dotster3
    September 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    The babies in the contrasting photos are sending a message about the choice in this election. You can choose serenity and security—- or fright and unbelievable horror. The babies are showing us. Take your pick.

  38. September 27, 2012 at 4:41 pm

  39. September 27, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Their is a Bain Tape out there, with Robney speaking?
    Bashir played it earlier…

  40. 138 Ladyhawke
    September 27, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    New Romney Video Leaked: Bain Formed to ‘Harvest’ Companies for Profit (VIDEO)


  41. September 27, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Obama Team new talking point- Economic Patriotism.
    I like it, expect to hear more, as I am sure it was Focus Group proof.

    • 141 dotster3
      September 27, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      I heard PBO say it today. I wish he would link it more clearly to Romney going to great lengths to hide his money from this country, to avoid paying his fair share, a confirmation of lack of economic patriotism.

    • 144 theo67
      September 27, 2012 at 5:26 pm

      This came up during the convention, too. I can’t remember who mentioned it in their speech – Ted Strickland? And, it was the essence of Hillary’s speech, as well, where she talked about elitists not investing in their own countries. And it’s been the essence of President Obama’s agenda, talking about the country investing in itself in areas of education, infrastructure, energy – “nation building at home”. I’m glad the message is unified.

  42. 145 Tally
    September 27, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    • 152 donna dem 4 obama
      September 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm

      Hi Linda!

      Well I’m glad to see him pony up at last.

    • 153 Don
      September 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      Oh now Soros wants to donate to the Obama superpac, whew!, just in time. I’m surprised the Obama superpac lasted this long without Soros.

    • September 27, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      Wha????? George broke open the piggy bank?! But, but, principles, and Citizens United, and and and… Oh well, he can grumble all he wants to, as long as he gives. Then when we retain the Senate and WH, and regain the House, we can work on at least severely curtailing the buying of politicians.

    • 157 donna dem 4 obama
      September 27, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      On Sunday’s my church parking lot is full of Obama Bumper stickers. It just cracks me up!

      • 158 daisydem
        September 27, 2012 at 5:22 pm

        I want to go to your church! The only place I see lots of Obama stickers on cars here is on my university’s campus. Driving down the street our office is located on is getting depressing; I see Romney yard signs increasing little by little (someone is working the street); I have this urge to knock them down, but being the liberal, people loving Dem that I am, I don’t … so I internalize it: not a good thing!

  43. 159 squarepeg
    September 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Martin Bashir trips me out how he yells at you when he’s agreeing with you LOL

  44. 161 Dudette
    September 27, 2012 at 5:02 pm

  45. 163 desertflower
    September 27, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Worked at OFA office today doing some voter reg data entry. I was there for 3 hours. So many people came into the office for Obama stickers, yard signs (which we don’t have) tshirts, etc…..and SO MANY Dem registrations!! Put a smile on my face…..you all know where I live, and why I was smiling hard:)

  46. September 27, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Found this totally amusing, and wanted to share.
    A hilarious poem about Mitt, by Ralph Maxwell, a 92 year old retired North Dakota judge and WW11 Vet


    By Ralph MaxwellO, Romney-O, Romney-O, Wherefore art thou, Mitt Romney?

    You flip-flop here, you flip-flop there, You flip-flop almost ev’rywhere.
    You ballyhoo what you’re gonna do, And then you pull a switcheroo;
    You now malign what you found fine, Seems like you’ve got a jellyfish spine.
    Obamacare, by you begun,Now you’d trash it on day one.
    Gun control you did extol,But now you’re preaching decontrol.
    O, Romney-O, Romney-O, Wherefore art thou, Mitt Romney?

    We’ve got no clue what you will do,Or what new view you’ll pander to.
    Time was you championed women’s choice,But you no longer heed their voice;
    On gay rights, too, guess you withdrew,Support they once enjoyed from you.
    Global warming, EPA,Immigration, minimum pay,
    Roe V. Wade, also fair trade,All joined your flip-flop cavalcade.
    O, Romney-O, Romney-O Wherefore art thou, Mitt Romney?

    So many things that you were for,You’ve turned against and slammed the door.
    Stimulus and cap and trade,Education, foreign aid,
    Campaign reform, tarp rescues, too, All victims of your switcheroo.
    You take your stand on shifting sand,We never know where you will land;
    You vacillate, and you fabricate, A wishy-washy candidate.
    O, Romney-O, Romney-O, Wherefore art thou Mitt Romney?

    As gov’nor you let taxes rise, Now ev’ry tax you demonize.
    You say regardless of the facts, You’d take an axe to the millionaire’s tax;
    You’d feed the greed of the richest few, The poor and middle class you’d screw.
    Your tax returns you hide from view,What evil lurks there we’ve no clue;
    If they’re not bad why hesitate? Is it that they incriminate?
    O, Romney-O, Romney-O, Wherefore art thou Mitt Romney?

    At Bain you plundered with a flair, And walked away a zillionaire.
    You shipped off-shore, good jobs galore,To China, India, Singapore;
    A job creator you are not.,And to boast you are is tommyrot.
    As a total fraud, Mitt’s got no peer;What we must do is crystal clear:
    Let’s give Obama four more years!
    Yes, it’s Obama – four more years!

  47. 169 Tally
    September 27, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Why on earth would Jim Ryun @jimryun follow me? wtf?

  48. 174 donna dem 4 obama
    September 27, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Video of Hundreds lining up to early vote in Iowa

    They can wear Obama gear to the polling place….I guess that’s how the reporters knew that they were Obama voters. 😉


  49. 175 desertflower
    September 27, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Did you guys know about this BS? They’re really dredging the bottom of the pond scum with this…


    • 176 theo67
      September 27, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      The right wing have been dredging the bottom ever since they decided to obstruct the President regardless of the pain caused to the country. It’s just one slur after another.

    • 177 hopefruit2
      September 27, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      Desperation is talking!

      Actually this rumor has been going about since 2009 and was started by the RWNJ’s like Rush Limbaugh et al. of course. This is an old federal which is currently supported by both Republicans and Democrats in congress. Recently, ALL the Republicans in the house voted to expand this program and only one Repub in the senate voted AGAINST it.

  50. 178 desertflower
    September 27, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Romney thinks that he may like to go back to torture….


    By contrast, Mr. Romney’s advisers have privately urged him to “rescind and replace President Obama’s executive order” and permit secret “enhanced interrogation techniques against high-value detainees that are safe, legal and effective in generating intelligence to save American lives,” according to an internal Romney campaign memorandum.

    While the memo is a policy proposal drafted by Mr. Romney’s advisers in September 2011 — not a final decision by him — its detailed analysis dovetails with his rare and limited public comments about interrogation.

    “We’ll use enhanced interrogation techniques which go beyond those that are in the military handbook right now,” he said at a news conference in Charleston, S.C., in December.

    So all the idiots screaming about drones…..really?

  51. 181 hopefruit2
    September 27, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I see that Ezra Klein is back at his usual emo proggin’ about one thing or another to do with the President. Of course it didn’t take long for him to get on someone’s nerves on Twitter.

  52. 183 hopefruit2
    September 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm

  53. September 27, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    The way that man smiles… Be still my heart! So handsome! Love all of these pictures! Thank you Chips! This was in my opinion one of his best speeches yet. And the crowd!! Wow! I can tell he’s gearing up for the debates. He’s gotten a lot more specific and a lot more direct in his critique of Romney. And I love that. He’s going to kick Romney’s ass in the debates!

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