Rise and Shine: The Week in Photos

With Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, greeting children performers at a dinner at the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 18 (Pete Souza)

Greeting the children of U.S. embassy staff during a reception at the Chulalongkorn University Sports Center in Bangkok, Nov. 18 (Pete Souza)

Rangoon International airport, Burma, Nov 19

The Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon, Burma, Nov. 19 (Pete Souza)

The Shwedagon Pagoda

Greeting Aung San Suu Kyi during a visit to her private residence in Rangoon, Nov. 19 (Pete Souza)

…. with Aung San Suu Kyi and her staff at her residence, Nov. 19 (Pete Souza)

Phnom Penh International Airport, Cambodia, November 19

Talking with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel during a phone call from his hotel suite in Phnom Penh, Nov. 19 (Pete Souza)

That Shirt arriving for the gala dinner at the 21st ASEAN Summit, Cambodia, Nov 19

Returning a greeting to Bun Rany, wife of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen

Leaving Cambodia, November 20

Talking on the phone with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi during the flight from Phnom Penh to Washington, D.C., Nov. 20. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon listens at right. (Pete Souza)

Home, Nov. 21

Turkey-pardoning, November 21

Capital Area Food Bank, Washington, November 21


Morning everyone 😉

115 Responses to “Rise and Shine: The Week in Photos”

  1. 1 taiping1
    November 24, 2012 at 9:46 am


    • November 24, 2012 at 9:51 am

      It’s Taiping!!!!!!!

      Morning everyone 😉

      • 3 taiping1
        November 24, 2012 at 10:16 am

        Thanks Chips. You made my day. Now it’s off to walk-in clinic: colds, UTIs, back pain, headache etc.

        • November 24, 2012 at 10:25 am

          Aw Taiping, are you suffering from all that?? Get yourself to the clinic – now!

        • 6 globalcitizenlinda
          November 24, 2012 at 11:05 am

          Taiping1 from this frequent client of health care facilities, please know that you and other health care providers have our gratitude for the personal and professional care you provide and above all for the kindness many give over and beyond the call of duty.

          • 7 taiping1
            November 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm

            I love my patients and love what I do. I also get to counter misperceptions about Obamacare on a daily basis.

      • 8 susanne
        November 24, 2012 at 2:33 pm

        morning chips! thanks for posting these photos again. the shirt, of course, is always nice to see. but i truly love the one where pbo is winding up to strike that bell. i just see his little boy self in that, and it’s so beautiful!

  2. 9 utaustinliberal
    November 24, 2012 at 9:47 am


  3. 10 utaustinliberal
    November 24, 2012 at 9:48 am

    • 11 donna dem 4 obama
      November 24, 2012 at 10:43 am

      🙂 Thanks for sharing it UT!! 🙂

      • 12 andogriff
        November 24, 2012 at 11:14 am

        This Christmas card is perfect!!! Just the one to send to my Repub brothers and cousins!

        • 13 Obama Grandmama
          November 24, 2012 at 11:51 am

          Know what you mean. I am up a little before my visiting brother from MT. He is all about guns, and loves Sarah Palin. Thinks this country is going to ruin under Obama. My other brother who lives next door is even more extreme as he wrote Ron Paul in on the ballot. I try to steer away from politics during holidays but they both go there and think of me as a Liberal nutcase. It tends to put a damp blanket on the holidays for me. I do not like to fight back but avoid due to my 88 yr old mom feeling depressed to hear us argue. I will be spending Xmas with my own grown kids and their families though (all Obama supporters) so that will be cheery.

          • 14 mtmarilyn
            November 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm

            I so understand OG. I have Repubs all in my family and I live in MT with someone like your brothers next door to me and I work with them. Good luck.

          • 15 jacquelineoboomer
            November 24, 2012 at 12:37 pm

            Funny how “sides” are formed in families – in 2012, it’s “the Obama side” versus the (fill in the blanks – I won’t go there) !!!

            Hang in there, Obama Grandmama – understand why you are doing it, for your mom’s sake. My mother always “required peace” in the family, too!

          • 16 andogriff
            November 24, 2012 at 12:48 pm

            OG, our Mom is also 88 and hates the arguing….. therefore I do my family visiting after New Years Eve, and also spend the holidays with my grown sons! Understand so well what you are talking about, even though I live in a different country than my siblings, the emails are full of strife!

          • 17 newcenturywoman2
            November 24, 2012 at 1:44 pm

            Here’s some encouraging news, Obama Grandmama. Throughout the 2008 Presidential Election, one of my older sisters (I have 5 ), was for Hillary Clinton, so she never forgive our man O for beating Clinton in the Primary. This time around, however my sister said she just couldn’t
            “stomach” Mitt Romney. She started reading more about President Obama and “discovered” he wasn’t “the empty suit” she thought he was. Now she’s quite impressed with him. President Obama has always said that once people get to know him, the learn to like him! So there’s always hope for your siblings, too!

    • 18 a4alice
      November 24, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      Excellent Donna! I’ve a mind to copy this verbatim and just send that as my christmas card this year – Ha! Obama Grandma – if you read this you are a saint for not promoting arguing in front of your mom that’s gotta be difficult. At least for Christmas you can hang with people who are in the same side politically as you!

    • 19 jacquelineoboomer
      November 24, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      Oh, Donna, I love that – it’s exactly how I feel!

      November 24, 2012 at 6:15 pm


  4. 21 taiping1
    November 24, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Made it first! Just finished the last post 10 steps to victory: POTUS, FLOTUS, Bidens, Explainer in Chief, all of OFA: staff and volunteers, fired up voters, social media, and of course our very dear Chips! And all TODers

  5. 22 utaustinliberal
    November 24, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Humble Brag by fantastic designer Prabal Gurung. Obama 2012 was genius in all aspects.

  6. 25 hopefruit2
    November 24, 2012 at 10:07 am

    G’morning Chips, TOD, everyone! Congratulations taiping on #1 🙂

  7. November 24, 2012 at 10:07 am

  8. 28 Ceb
    November 24, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Good morning everyone. Have a beautiful weekend.

  9. 30 amk for obama
    November 24, 2012 at 10:25 am

    GM folks.

    Gunnite folks.

    • November 24, 2012 at 10:28 am

      😆 I enjoyed that lengthy chat Amk, sleep well!

      • 32 pugeretto
        November 24, 2012 at 10:57 am

        Good morning Chips and TODs, & have a wonderful day. I was just thinking how great PBO’s library will be one day, what with all of these historical pictures of the last few years. Well, Winter has arrived in Chicagoland & I don’t think I am ready for the cold (in & out with Pugs, etc.) Thanks for giving me something look FORWARD to everyday Chips, best blog ever! And to all the TODs also.

    • 33 vcprezofan2
      November 24, 2012 at 10:39 am

      Same to you, Amk! Rest well, and pray there is no snow when you wake up. 😉 😉

  10. November 24, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Good Moooooorning all you O’s!!!!! Another great getting up day on the TOD stoop again. I’m still enjoying the visit by #1 and the grandkids. They brought No Dakota’s cold weather with them to my part of TODville. We’re enjoying our brief get together and I’m already looking forward to XMas, when they’ll be visiting again.

    I haven’t been able to take advantage of any of the economy stimulative purchasing this week-end. I think, I’ll try some of that to help out my fellow Americans. Have a good one!

  11. 36 Ceb
    November 24, 2012 at 10:31 am

    If anyone plans to shop today, this is the day to support small local businesses.

  12. November 24, 2012 at 10:33 am

    GM TOD.

    Rise and shine, it’s a beautiful cold day in NYC.

  13. 39 vcprezofan2
    November 24, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Morning Ms Chips! (Snowy) Morning again to the rest of you!

    • November 24, 2012 at 10:40 am

      Moooooooorning VC, keep cosy!!!!

      • 41 vcprezofan2
        November 24, 2012 at 10:49 am

        That’s the plan…….
        (while I mope over the fact that yesterday I walked to meet a friend nearby for a snack WEARING A T-SHIRT and running shoes). And don’t any of you glass half full TODobots tell me to celebrate the beautiful contrast between yesterday and today, and the marvel of nature being able to change her mind so easily!

  14. 42 relellit
    November 24, 2012 at 10:44 am

    President Obama Congratulates taiping1 on being # 1 . WoW

    Good morning Todville and Chips.

  15. 43 Pamela
    November 24, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Good morning everyone, a break in the rain… the birds are excited, lots of tiny bugs to eat! The snow is in the mountains, where it belongs, and the air is so far cool but mild! My weather report, off to work! I like that on the weekends there is not much traffic this early! Back in to see you are all resting and enjoying the day! (I mean you too, Chipsticks)! 🙂

  16. 44 relellit
    November 24, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I give Melisa Harris Perry 6 thumbs down for her cowardly letter to Cobbler. In essence she is too coward to write the President directly so she speaks indirectly to him through a turkey. Please, she needs to get a grip!!!! She can complain on White House.gov if she thinks President Obama should be pardoning human beings too.

    • 45 hopefruit2
      November 24, 2012 at 11:09 am

      Yes, I didn’t appreciate this at all. It’s passive-aggressive. Pardoning turkeys are a light-hearted national tradition that should not be mixed with serious policies of pardoning human beings.

  17. November 24, 2012 at 11:05 am

  18. 57 desertflower
    November 24, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Totally O/T…but today is the OSU/Michigan game:) I hope my Buckeyes get this done today….even though they’re punished and can’t go anywhere after this game……

  19. 59 hopefruit2
    November 24, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Where is our President today?

  20. 62 magapie
    November 24, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Oh, GM EVERYONE, by the way!!! (Went straight to a little outburst up ther….;>) ) Who wants to comre over and rake leaves with me today??!?

      • 64 magapie
        November 24, 2012 at 11:52 am

        TONS OF GRATITUDE!! Three dogs to play with! All the fruit roll-ups you want!

        • November 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm

          Puppies and fruit roll ups, eh?

          You know….I have this thing to go to so….maybe next time.

          • 66 magapie
            November 24, 2012 at 12:09 pm

            OH I UNDERSTAND. PRIOR COMMITTMENT! Guess I’ll kick my eleven year-old in the a** and get him to help. He SHOULD just DO IT while I slurp coldones and type silly pointless stuff on TOD….. ;>)

            • November 24, 2012 at 12:17 pm

              Isn’t that why we have kids? 🙂

            • 68 jacquelineoboomer
              November 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm

              My son would have “allergy attacks” when it was time to cut our grass somewhere around that age (maybe a couple of years older), and then, I found out much later, he would go around the corner to a neighbor’s and cut his grass for the almighty dollar. (He’s still the industrious lad, and he’s 43 now! But I remind HIS KIDS of all of his antics, as often as I can! It’s what I do.)

          • 69 vcprezofan2
            November 24, 2012 at 2:07 pm

            Was it the dogs that decided it for you, GB? I have no dogs and no candy, but the gratitude will be enormous and of course the juice is all you can drink while raking. I would even throw in my company – I hate doing outdoor work alone! What say you?

  21. November 24, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Great week which includes some awesome photos. To busy working to comment but loved them all. What a terrific blogger you are chips. How you do all this amazes me but it is so appreciated.

  22. November 24, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Morning all, congrats taiping1

    Just seen this

  23. 77 Nena20409
    November 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Okay….Amk……the estimated total votes for Pres Obama is 67, 924, 862. I am sorry. I had it digits wrong by 2. Roy Triexeira at Votamatic. Google has 84 different hits. DKos has a piece on the 9th of Nov. The Exerminer. Etc.

    I know that Amk had left the site today for a well deserved beauty…..oops, handsome sleep. Oh well, I left you a little reply on the last thread. Then when I hopped to the R&S thread, I was a tad too late….you had left. So I went looking for the information.


    Daily Kos: Obama’s final projected vote tally: 67,924,682
    http://www.dailykos.com/…/-Obama-s-final-projected-vote-tally-67-924-6…Nov 8, 2012 – Obama’s final projected vote tally: 67,924,682 … The examiner has helpfully projected the TOTAL votes based on how many more states are left …
    Obama likely to win popular vote by more than 3% – Philadelphia …
    http://www.examiner.com/…/obama-likely-to-win-popular-vote-by-more-t…Nov 8, 2012 – Estimates and extrapolations suggest that Obama's election night … said and done President Barack Obama is expected to win 67,924,682 to … There should be about 133,724,450 total votes cast when the tallies from …

    I hope that will be enough linky link.

  24. 81 whatisworking
    November 24, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Good Morning TOD family

    I just received an email from an OFA teammate about Dec. 1st phone banking regarding the tax issue. They received an email I did not. I am thinking it was related to the website the President mentioned on his “post election” call. Can someone post that web address again? I am so excited to see my OFA buddies again and will enjoy calling Dems to urge them to support the President’s tax plan.


    • 82 a4alice
      November 24, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      Hmmm Could it be this Linda?

      Click to access Call-Congress.pdf

      It is on the blog portion of “The Action” website it was for date 11.20.12 but maybe you have a “Theaction” staff member that is planning it for December 1st? We are having a rally and a vigil here for that date. Vigil is on 11.30 for 30 hours (to represent 30 days until the flscal cliff) and then the rally is on the 1st.

  25. 84 JER
    November 24, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Is it this: TheAction.org

  26. 88 andogriff
    November 24, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Another fabulous weekly round-up, THANK YOU Ms Chips!!!

  27. 89 mtmarilyn
    November 24, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Good morning Chips and TOD family. Woke up this morning to a big bang. Thought there had been a big explosion. Called 911, they said they didn’t know. Finally came out that our landfill had a planned explosion. Problem was they forgot to notify the people. Everyone’s alittle mad this morning.

    Chips, that’s for the wonderful roundup. Love all the pictures. They really put a smile on my face! Have a great day.

    • 90 desertflower
      November 24, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      you blow up trash in MT? kidding…that must have been more than a little unnerving! people SHOULD be peeved!

      • 91 mtmarilyn
        November 24, 2012 at 2:30 pm

        Not sure why they did this. Haven’t heard the reasoning yet. My dog was even shaking. Cleaning house now. Taking down the fall stuff, getting ready for Christmas stuff. Hope you have a great day.

  28. 93 dotster3
    November 24, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Just back from our road trip to Indy after festivities there with daughter and son in law and extended. Reporting in on political sightings as is my habit during the Obama years. Lots of Obama people still gloating—–Obama bumper remaining on lots of cars. Saw no Romney remnants——-they must have taken advantage of that gas station that was advertising “Romney bumper stickers removed for free”. Saw only one negative sticker—–some old geeze had a “Defeat Obama” sticker still embarrassing his back end. Noticed he didn’t mention Willard either. Mr. dotster warned me not to but I couldn’t resist giving him the “hahahahaha” mouthing as we passed by. Satisfaction! Our motel—–not exaggerating by much—–almost looked like an Obama convention was happening there. A bunch of Obama stickered cars lined up in the parking lot—–with license plates from Mo., Co., Mi., Wi. and Il., among others. And I even spotted a gal with a First Lady t-shirt on this a.m., big smiley Michelle face on it. So—lots of happy Obama people all about—-still proudly celebrating the sweet victory.

    • 94 jacquelineoboomer
      November 24, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      ‘Tis the season!

    • 95 forus50
      November 24, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      So fun, right! Happy happy people.

    • 96 0388jojothecat
      November 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      I see MORE Obama bumper stickers now then during the election.

      • 97 dotster3
        November 24, 2012 at 2:46 pm

        I was thinking the same thing. People are shouting Obama now! Maybe they were too nervous pre-election. I never did see any Romney bumper stickers but we had quite a few lawn signs in our area. But they were gone immediately—like people came out in the middle of the night post-election and threw those babies in the dump, getting rid of the evidence of ignorance, presto-change-o!

        • 98 0388jojothecat
          November 24, 2012 at 2:52 pm

          I saw less than five Robme bumper stickers and the folks who were driving were from the predominate demographic that voted for him. No surprise. Our handyman had a “I can’t afford another four years of Obama” sticker on his truck. Good thing for him I am not on the board this year.

        • November 24, 2012 at 3:01 pm

          My daughter’s neighbors took their down that night. 🙂 🙂 She took her Obama-Biden sign down mid-morning on Wednesday. She didn’t want to cause any more problems than there had already been……didn’t want to seem as if she was “rubbing it in” so felt that was the neighborly thing to do.

  29. 100 dotster3
    November 24, 2012 at 1:21 pm

  30. 102 hopefruit2
    November 24, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    PBO is out shopping with the girls at small business book store in Arlington VA 🙂

  31. November 24, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    R.I.P. Larry Hagman . . .
    Dallas was one of the best shows – the cheating, lying, intrigue!
    BTW, Did they ever find out who shot JR Ewing?

    • 104 jacquelineoboomer
      November 24, 2012 at 1:41 pm

      Don’t mean to be as disrespectful as this sounds, but: I think he took that secret to his grave! Great actor!

      • 105 Nena20409
        November 24, 2012 at 2:04 pm

        It was 81 yrs of health issues later in life. He had a Liver transplant. Then he had throat cancer that ended taking his life. I could sworn that I had seen him on The View in Aug or Sept this year. Nothing was ever said about his health. I like him very much in the I Dream of Jeannie shows. TV Land, no doubt would have reruns in his remembrance. RIP Mr. Hagman.

    • 107 Nena20409
      November 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      Yes. Was it not Bing Crosby’s daughter, Kathy or something……JR’s wife sister? I know that I stopped watching Dallas after that. Then they changed it and made it a some kind of a Dream……That did it and I Never watched another episode.

  32. 108 Beverly
    November 24, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Random middle-of-the-day-comment…

    You know what’s awesome cool? When your 16 y/o nephew tells you you’re an awesome cool aunt for using keyboard functions to help him format his school Essay.

    You know what makes you feel old? When your 16 y/o nephew is shocked to find out that there existed a time when computers didn’t have a mouse interface. THEN proceeds to call his friends and discuss this new trivia like they are talking about Fred Flintstone’s bottomless car 😦 Sigh.

    Hello, Chips and TOD.

  33. 113 forus50
    November 24, 2012 at 2:05 pm

  34. 114 utaustinliberal
    November 24, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Your daily Pres. Obama news. I see some upthread wondering where he is. 😀

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