2012: An image or two …. July

Only five 2012 months to go, we’re talking supersonic speed here. 😎

(Make sure you select the highest quality YouTube setting so the photos are at their best)

110 Responses to “2012: An image or two …. July”

  1. 1 yardarm756
    January 5, 2013 at 3:04 am

    It’s awful late/early, eh?

  2. 2 yardarm756
    January 5, 2013 at 3:06 am

    Ahh! Admiral Chips. I see you beat the Shore Patrol again.

    • 4 99ts
      January 5, 2013 at 3:18 am

      lol yardarm – just watch Chip’s movie

      and wow – I’m second – never got that close before

      • 5 yardarm756
        January 5, 2013 at 3:23 am

        Got to be a real night owl like me or an early bird like you. I’m getting ready to go to bed. 🙂
        Oh, congrats on making the top 10.

        • 6 99ts
          January 5, 2013 at 3:25 am

          Just got to live on the other side of the world yardarm – 6.25pm in my world

          And congrats on first

          • 7 yardarm756
            January 5, 2013 at 3:28 am

            Where the hell are you? Without looking at my global watch.

            • 8 99ts
              January 5, 2013 at 3:31 am

              I’m in Australia yardarm – at the moment, much of which is going up in summer fires – fortunately not in my part of the country

              • 9 yardarm756
                January 5, 2013 at 3:37 am

                I kinda figured as much. Although I have a real native boomerang on my wall, I never got there. Missed it by Naval directive in ’67.

  3. January 5, 2013 at 3:19 am

    Look at the night owls/early birds LOL 🙂 I’m on the west coast and its a little after midnight. Cant believe I fell asleep early and now Im going to be up all night. TGIF

  4. 13 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    January 5, 2013 at 3:25 am

    Good night/morning! Just woke up for a hot second; now, back to sleep…

    • 14 99ts
      January 5, 2013 at 3:28 am

      The one thing I love about retirement – no alarm clocks and no “regular” hours. And there is always someone awake on the intertubes to talk to.

      Watching the President – at times I get sad to see the continual greying of his hair – but then I think – he wears that grey with pride – I’m glad it is there for all to see.

      • 15 99ts
        January 5, 2013 at 3:30 am

        Woops – I did think I was replying to libra – well hello all the night owls

        • 16 yardarm756
          January 5, 2013 at 3:33 am

          No worries. Life is good. 🙂

        • 17 libra800
          January 5, 2013 at 3:34 am

          I Cant wait until I retire 🙂 I have an awful sleep pattern and sometimes Insomnia with just a few hours of sleep. I’m about to have a glass of Mascoto wine so I can go back to sleep, otherwise I will be up to 5am.

  5. 18 99ts
    January 5, 2013 at 3:36 am

    Pierce has not been very friendly lately – but his analysis of the zombie-eyed granny-starver is always worth a read

  6. 24 susanne
    January 5, 2013 at 4:18 am

    ‘ HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) –

    President Barack Obama and his family still have one more day of vacation in Hawaii, and while we call it a “vacation”, political experts say modern Presidents are never totally on a holiday. Nope, the Commander-in-Chief still does plenty of work behind-the-scenes. ‘


    • 25 99ts
      January 5, 2013 at 4:47 am

      Can’t help themselves “Like many of his predecessors, the President has been criticized for taking extended time off ” – THIS President has never taken “extended time off” whenever he gets a few days the GOP in congress drag him back.

  7. 26 susanne
    January 5, 2013 at 5:20 am

    time for me to sign off for the night. leaving it all in your capable hands, 99!

  8. January 5, 2013 at 6:08 am

    Oh, Chips….another absolutely beautiful video. What a way to wake up. Happy weekend to you and all TOD peeps. And night Susanne!

  9. January 5, 2013 at 6:33 am

    WOW! June has to be the best one…yet…6 more months to go! Chips you gotta tell us the name of the music behind these videos so that I can find on youtube. The June music was the sweetest I’ve heard in a long time!

  10. 31 Eveingeorgia
    January 5, 2013 at 6:36 am

    another great one, Chips. Good-morning…anybody?

  11. 32 amk for obama
    January 5, 2013 at 6:40 am

  12. 33 amk for obama
    January 5, 2013 at 6:42 am

  13. 35 Eveingeorgia
    January 5, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Chips, everybody, did you know that your July “an image or two” is featured in Jeff Gauvin’s new blog: The American Audacity?

    • 36 Ceb
      January 5, 2013 at 6:52 am

      Did he give her credit ?

    • 38 hopefruit2
      January 5, 2013 at 8:08 am

      It appears that everything on his site is from other blogs/sites and “shared” by his Twitter followers. E.g., the July “image or two” video was shared by @tigerfist88 who also posts on TOD (albeit infrequently).

  14. 39 amk for obama
    January 5, 2013 at 6:47 am

  15. 47 Rain
    January 5, 2013 at 7:26 am

    Another lovely video, Chips! What a great way to start the day. So, let’s see…if I’ve Ibeen up since 2AM, does that mean it’s late or early?

  16. 48 utaustinliberal
    January 5, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Seriously Chips? Sneaking this is in at an ungodly hour of the night/morning? 😆 I forgive you because it’s fantastic as usual.

    You get HUUUUUUUUUGE thumbs up for using Chris Martin and Snow Patrol. You know your music Chica. Chris Martin and Snow Patrol?!?!?! HELL YES.

    • 49 vcprezofan2
      January 5, 2013 at 9:48 am

      ‘Seriously Chips? Sneaking this is in at an ungodly hour of the night/morning?’

      Would you believe she was up all night putting it together and was too eager to get your response to wait until daylight? 😉

  17. 50 utaustinliberal
    January 5, 2013 at 7:48 am


    January 5, 2013 at 7:51 am


  19. 56 jackiegrumbacher
    January 5, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Gee, I went to bed in June and woke up to July. Do you never sleep, Chips? At this rate it’s going to be December by next week. I love the children in July. So much love and awe for our president. It’s no wonder he and Michelle love to get out of DC and meet real people. This could be a great country if it weren’t for the narrow-minded bozos in the House and the seriously screwed up beltway media, lobbyists and assorted egotists that make up the DC “social milieu.” There really is a disease that affects these cynical, arrogant, close-minded people. UGH!

    • 57 prettyfoot58
      January 5, 2013 at 8:10 am

      GM Jackie…..

      have you heard anything about who the DEM challenger to Corbett will be…

      • 58 jackiegrumbacher
        January 5, 2013 at 9:24 am

        No, PF, but at the January State Democratic Committee, some of these candidates will start to emerge. I heard someone say that Sestak might step forward. I think he might have the best chance, especially since he said last time that he had learned to spend more time focusing on the T. If he comes into the campaign smarter and more organized than he did in his senate race, he could win. I would love to see Kathleen Kane do a bang up job as AG and then emerge as a challenger to Toomey in 2016. Now that would be sweet. She was the biggest vote getter in PA in 2012, even topping the president.

        • 59 isonprize
          January 5, 2013 at 11:01 am

          Methinks Sestak is going to run. Hopefully, he will do a better job campaigning in the city. His campaign in Phila was non-existent.

        • 60 prettyfoot58
          January 5, 2013 at 12:16 pm

          Ummmmm Sestak….perhaps…..i have seen him on a few shows…he sounds smarter……Kathleen Kane….hmmmm…what do you think about Nutter…he has been getting alot of national press in the last 6 months…i wondered if he was planning something…

      • 61 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        January 5, 2013 at 12:23 pm

        I believe Sestak will be running.

  20. 63 prettyfoot58
    January 5, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Goooooood Morning….Everyone….GMMMMMM MsChipsssss….love this video….in fact i love them all….chronicles where we have come…..what we have achieved

    but the Struggle continues….the Fight for our freedom and democracy is ongoing…..

    i hear some of those on the PL, go on and on with their criticism of PBO….perhaps they do not have the stomach for battle…after all it is easier to throw stones from the sidelines then to have your marching boots on….in fact how many of them have boots….

    REV AL…said as much on one of his shows this week…..

    ~A Luta Continua~
    The Struggke Continues….

  21. 64 Sweetpeg
    January 5, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Good morning All!, Wow @Yardarm congrats on being first with the trumpet sounds

  22. 65 hopefruit2
    January 5, 2013 at 8:14 am

    ROTFLMAO! Apparently some conservative Black female who calls herself GOPBlackChick on Twitter posted the most scary looking pic of a chicken that she supposedly cooked. I don’t know all the details but Twitter has not been the same ever since! 🙂

    • 66 utaustinliberal
      January 5, 2013 at 8:52 am

      Nights like last night and this early morning are why I freaking love Twitter. It’s great for politics, organizing, getting government to work etc, but it’s also fantastic for humor. Crystal Wright is an African-American extreme rightwing Republican who goes by @GOPBlackChick on Twitter. She is homophobic, anti-feminist, supports voter ID and poll tax on minorities, supports the GOP in their disgusting laws against women and minorities. It’s insane. I once watched her on C-SPAN with a panel that had Rev. Al on talking about African-Americans and progress and she could give Clarence Thomas a run for his money in self hating crap.

      She posted the picture on Twitter yesterday bragging about her “culinary skills” and went after @ReignOfApril and April hit her back hard by simply posting the picture and a hilarious Struggle Plate hashtag went viral on Twitter. If you want to crack up, check out #StrugglePlate #StruggleChicken and #ThatChicken.

      The chicken even has a Youtube video. The chicken is now on the run.

      • 67 hopefruit2
        January 5, 2013 at 8:58 am

        Oh so that’s how it all got started! My goodness. It seems that everyone on Twitter (including the pope) is talking about #ThatChicken!!

      • 68 forus50
        January 5, 2013 at 10:39 am

        OMG UT that was too funny last night. But I did not know she had been on talk shows. WTH. I had just watched April tweet and take down WileyCowboy with his concern trolling about POTUS’ academic achievements. (Really – those RWNJs who cannot spell still think POTUS is not smart. LMAO.) Anyway, that had just ended and then she replied to this woman’s dumb posting with her poor diseased chicken covered in motor oil. OMG too funny. The hashtag #struggleplate killed.

    • 69 Bill
      January 5, 2013 at 9:51 am

      Brian Lamb interviewed her a few months ago on C-SPAN. A short time into the interview he appeared embarrassed having her as a guest. It was obvious her intention was to shock. She has taken the Ann Coulter playbook to fame and fortune.

  23. January 5, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Rep Nadler and 3 guests in MSNBC hare the fiscal cliff deal. Nadler actually wants more spending not cutting like the President wants- hid words.
    You see? Both sides go to their corners.
    It’s not enough that we have a 3.8 annual trillion dollar budget. Or that we are running trillion dollar deficits or that we have a 16 trillion dollar debt, that goes up a trillion every year.
    Nah, let’s spend some more…
    And then the T Baggers on the other side, seem to think because they have successfully ran up the debt, fooled their constituents and set up austerity, that we must get rid of the Federal Government. Which is what they have wanted to do since the Federalist Party of the 19th century.
    It’s a sad set of affairs, and it most certainly is not the Presidents fault, ibut it is the medusa fault for enabling both sides to keep fucking us all over.
    How do you like them apples?

    • 71 prettyfoot58
      January 5, 2013 at 8:29 am

      GM Jovie,,,,

      PBO has always talked about running a more efficient / smarter gov/ he has always talked about cutting waste / but PBO has also always protected the most vulnerable in our society/ and the middle class….

  24. 73 andogriff
    January 5, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Morning Ms Chips, morning all! Sadly can’t see the July video… the German music union apparently has the Snow Patrol song under “protection”. Oh well! Hope everyone has a great day!

  25. 74 Linda
    January 5, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Good Morning.

    Did anyone see Ed Schultz last night and one trick pony Bernie Sanders trashing PBO over Social Security ?

  26. 77 prettyfoot58
    January 5, 2013 at 8:38 am

  27. 78 vitaminlover
    January 5, 2013 at 8:40 am

    This President has done soooo much that sometimes it takes several threads to cover all of his continuing accomplishments. Also, remember that he NEVER ceases in doing good. It is his nature.

  28. 79 prettyfoot58
    January 5, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Michael Tomasky on the GOP’s Economic Sabotage


    It was somewhere between hilarious and pathetic to watch Republicans respond to the positive jobs report last Friday. Some friends and I were counting the minutes until some Republican started casting aspersions on the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which compiles and releases the data. Sure enough, by early Friday afternoon, Tea Party Congressman Allen West was saying (on the basis of no evidence of course) that “Americans need truth, not these number games.” West’s comment suggests a desperation that will spread if future reports are as good as last week’s, which raises the question of what the Republicans will do next to try to wreck the economy.

    • January 5, 2013 at 8:51 am

      The President is setting up the Republucans for a big loss at the ballot box in 2 years. We just have to get their and survive this crazyness.
      The President weekly address was a warning to Republicans about the debt limit.

      • 81 prettyfoot58
        January 5, 2013 at 9:00 am

        Jovie…..i can feel you on this…

        but unless we ~The Obama Coalition~ stay engaged and organized…it will not happen…PBO cannot do this alone….that is our lesson from 2010….we have to take back our state houses….and change those districts that keep the GOP safe….deal with those voter id laws …..

        The Struggle Continues…..

    • 87 forus50
      January 5, 2013 at 10:14 am

      That’s from Feb 2012 right?

  29. 88 prettyfoot58
    January 5, 2013 at 8:54 am


  30. 92 Don
    January 5, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Bernie “I’ve not accomplished a goddamn thing in all my years in the Senate” Sanders was at his most petulant last night on Ed Schultz’s show. You would think that this fucking guy would give President Obama credit for something at least once.

    • 93 Linda
      January 5, 2013 at 9:06 am

      Maybe because he is a one trick pony and everyone tunes him out ?

    • 95 forus50
      January 5, 2013 at 10:32 am

      One of my favorite quotes from Barack Obama; “Cynicism is a sorry kind of wisdom”. And Bernie Sanders has that in spades. And it’s telling that a a senator who is not even from one of the two major parties from the tiny state of Vermont is so well known, huh? The friggin media cannot get enough of his sorry kind of wisdom.

  31. 96 vcprezofan2
    January 5, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Making allowances for those in different time zones, it still seems to me SOME of you TODobots are allergic to your beds or to sleep! 🙄 🙄

    Good Morning, TODobots all! May your Saturday be a dream with soft edges, and may you accomplish all you want to today!

    Good Afternoon, Ms Chips, since given that 3am posting I suspect I won’t see your smiling face again until the day is much further advanced. Thank you for July which I’m about to watch. Did you see my earlier suggestion to do November and December now while the material is at hand, and then put them aside in a safe place till you are ready to ‘release’? Just trying to help with your organization. 😆 😆 Of course, don’t be like me, make sure the ‘safe place’ is somewhere you’ll remember when you are ready for them!

    • 97 vcprezofan2
      January 5, 2013 at 9:12 am

      I watched it. Thanks, Ms Chips. 😀 😀 The Obamas are such an aloof and un-inspirational couple, and that Joe Biden character is not too far behind them. I don’t know what we did to deserve them!

  32. 98 amk for obama
    January 5, 2013 at 9:33 am

    A CEO throwing a party takes his executives on a tour of his opulent mansion. In the back of the property, the CEO has the largest swimming pool any of them has ever seen. The huge pool, however, is filled with hungry alligators. The CEO says to his executives “I think an executive should be measured by courage. Courage is what made me CEO. So this is my challenge to each of you: if anyone has enough courage to dive into the pool, swim through those alligators, and make it to the other side, I will give that person anything they desire. My job, my money, my house, anything!”

    Everyone laughs at the outrageous offer and proceeds to follow the CEO on the tour of the estate. Suddenly, they hear a loud splash. Everyone turns around and sees the CFO (Chief Financial Officer) in the pool, swimming for his life. He dodges the alligators left and right and makes it to the edge of the pool with seconds to spare. He pulls himself out just as a huge alligator snaps at his shoes.

    The flabbergasted CEO approaches the CFO and says, “You are amazing. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life. You are brave beyond measure and anything I own is yours. Tell me what I can do for you.”

    The CFO, panting for breath, says, “I ant know which one of you bastards pushed me into the pool “

  33. 99 amk for obama
    January 5, 2013 at 9:42 am

  34. 100 amk for obama
    January 5, 2013 at 9:44 am

    What’s the difference between a dead skunk in the road and a dead lawyer in the road?

    There are skid marks before of the skunk.

  35. 102 amk for obama
    January 5, 2013 at 9:59 am

    The result is a tax code that squeezes hundreds of billions of dollars more from the very well off — about $600 billion more over 10 years — while leaving the tax burden on everyone else mostly as it was. And the changes come after 30 years of both Republican and Democratic administrations doing the converse: zeroing out federal income taxes for many poor working families while also reducing the tax burden for households on the higher end of the income scale.

    “Back at the end of the Carter and beginning of the Reagan administrations, we had a pretty severe income-tax burden for people at a low level of income. It was actually kind of appalling,” said Alan D. Viard, a tax expert at the American Enterprise Institute, a right-of-center research group in Washington. “Policy makers in both parties realized that was bad policy and started whittling away at it” by expanding credits and tinkering with tax rates.

    After those changes and the new law, comparing average tax rates for poor households and wealthy households, 2013 might be the most progressive tax code since 1979. But economists cautioned that measuring progressivity is tricky. “It’s not like there is some scientific measure of progressivity all economists agreed upon,” said Leonard E. Burman, a professor of public affairs at Syracuse University. “People look at different numerical measures and they’ve changed in different ways at different income levels.”

  36. 103 utaustinliberal
    January 5, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Once again, Pres. Obama pulls of masterful awesomeness.

  37. 104 hopefruit2
    January 5, 2013 at 10:17 am

  38. 105 utaustinliberal
    January 5, 2013 at 10:23 am


  39. 106 forus50
    January 5, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Chipsticks, Thank you for the fantastic walk down July memory lane! I still marvel at how POTUS can make instant connections with most everyone he shakes hands with. It’s a skill, an art and cannot be done without a huge heart of goodness.

    In my career I have occasions to speak in front of large groups and shake hands with people after and I feel so inadequate doing it – I forget to make eye contact or often miss someone or don’t know if I should extend my hand first or assume they don’t want to shake hands, etc. etc. But POTUS does all this so effortlessly AND he has people 4 rows deep who he reaches out to, says something and moves right along so easily. He is the only one I’ve seen do it this well. Even Bill Clinton and Reagan who are heralded as being able to connect with the average Joe did nothing of this sort. Bill Clinton did a good job of it but he often stopped to chat so long that he never got through the entire rope line or had to hurry through it later.

    Just one more thing President Obama does better than anyone else.

  40. 110 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    January 6, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Aaaaaaaw. Lovely video. I was away for the weekend. Just saw this. xxxxxxxxxxx

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