Hey, allow me share my giddy glee

I somehow missed this video from May 2012, but thanks to Meta saw it today – that’s our Ireland video (from 1:38), in President Obama’s Moneygall ancestral hooooooooooome!!!!!

Sorry, a bit excited. 😕

If you can’t see the video, try this:

Okay, move on 🙂

140 Responses to “Hey, allow me share my giddy glee”

  1. 1 carolmaewy
    January 10, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Love new videos.

  2. 8 carolmaewy
    January 10, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    We tied Betsy! 🙂

  3. January 10, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    How cool is that! OMG! Chips, you’re an international celebrity.

  4. 12 yardarm756
    January 10, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    I just had to drag this over from the tail end of the last thread, for cultural enlightenment: http://www.tvkim.com/watch/20/kims-picks-african-thunderstorm

  5. January 10, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Now, the question is: Are you in any of those videos, Chips?

  6. 19 amk for obama
    January 10, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Congrats Chips. What next, a seat next to MO this month?

  7. January 10, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    OMG Chips! This is AWESOME!!!!

  8. 24 amk for obama
    January 10, 2013 at 7:39 pm

  9. January 10, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Chips, I couldn’t be prouder and happier for you! This is severely exciting! Think of all the people who will enjoy that wonderful videoooooooo!!!!

  10. 26 Dudette
    January 10, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Okay, but how do we see the actual Ireland video again? I’m getting a very unpleasant message saying content is being blocked. 😦

  11. January 10, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    The second video with 6.45 mins. is blocked. Unable to see and I’m using firefox. Is anyone else having that problem?

    Congratulations CHIPS!! I am giddy with glee for you. Wow! how impressive. Your work on display in PBO’S ancestral home. Can’t get

    much better than that. And you sure deserve the kudos..

  12. January 10, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Congrats carolmaewy, Chipsticks great video. I think PBO’s trip to Ireland is still my favorite overseas jaunt.

    • January 11, 2013 at 2:05 am

      Ok, that time where you thought there was an inside joke that everyone knew except you, but you stayed quiet….”I’m the girl w/ the red hair” So after hitting my head against the wall a few times, let me say; what an incredible honor and how amazing must it feel to have something you put together, with your thought, love, care, and effort, shared with visitors from around the world. Amazing. Congrats Chipsticks.

      p.s. Maybe I should have read the caption under the video, just sayin?

  13. January 10, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Congratulations Chips!!!!!! How fantastic …


  14. 43 amk for obama
    January 10, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    • 44 donna dem 4 obama
      January 10, 2013 at 7:59 pm

      It’s like that now classic movie GroundHog Day. Folks get up everyday and tune into this stuff and get the same crap. Then they go to sleep and wake up and do it all over again, different day.

      I learn far more reading on my own than anything these cable channels spew.

      • 45 jackiegrumbacher
        January 10, 2013 at 9:51 pm

        Donna what a perfect analogy. I never tune in to cable news shows and find out more information through my own reading, as you do. And I keep my blood pressure down. Win /win all around and they don’t get to count me among their audience. I think a lot of us found during the campaign that most people don’t keep up with the cable tv nonsense. I rarely ran into anyone who saw or cared about anything some pundit said.

      • 46 nathkatun7
        January 10, 2013 at 10:38 pm

        “I learn far more reading on my own than anything these cable channels spew.”

        Donna dem 4 Obama, thank you for saying exactly what’s been my experience since 2010. I was so disgusted with the left and right attacks of President Obama over health care reform that I decided to stop watching the 24/7 news channels. This was my second time around. I had done exactly the same thing–turn off 24/7 cable news — during the invasion and occupation of Iraq. This gave me time to read a whole variety of Newspapers, both in print and on the internet, which gave me more sober analyses of what was going on. Sadly, the print media, like the NYT, seem intent on joining the electronic media to push headline grabbing, poorly sourced and poorly analyzed, sensational stories.

    • 47 yardarm756
      January 10, 2013 at 8:04 pm

      I guess when the same applies to the other side. Reference the “both sides” syndrome!

    • 48 4morefor44
      January 10, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      well, unfortunately it also gets spread to even a place like here in the comments just as much. all in the guise of “staying informed of what the other side is doing”…as if we don’t know what their game plan is!! ho hum…

  15. January 10, 2013 at 7:57 pm

  16. 50 Dudette
    January 10, 2013 at 8:09 pm

  17. 51 amk for obama
    January 10, 2013 at 8:10 pm

  18. 58 carolmaewy
    January 10, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Is it the 7 min. Video that was provided by Chipsticks that you’re so excited about? That is so wonderful. A bouquet of roses and a seat close to Obama’s at Inaugural!

  19. January 10, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Since emo left whining has been such an issue the past two days, my new piece for TPV is entitled “How I stopped whining and learned to be an adult”. Yep, even I went through my whining, outraged phase. And it wasn’t so long ago.

  20. 60 carolmaewy
    January 10, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Just saw Rev. Al show a part of Pres. Obama’s speech in Selma. Got chills up and down my spine. Is that in the vault of TOD? I remember watching it. Yew, I recorded the show. Always a step behind except when I get alerts from Chips.

  21. 61 carolmaewy
    January 10, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Am going to read WordPress instructions to post photos. Must show my two boys sitting by Obama/Biden re-election sign!

    • 62 Dudette
      January 10, 2013 at 8:28 pm

      Ya can’t do it carol, many have tried. You can only post a photo that’s embedded in a tweet or you can put a link in a comment and Chips can work some WordPress blogowner magic to embed it for you. Also, for videos, WordPress only allows direct embeds of Youtube videos.

      Accept it. Resistance is futile.

  22. 64 amk for obama
    January 10, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    This is for the navy guy whashisname who hangs around here.

    A guy was driving around the back woods of Kentucky and he sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: ‘Talking Dog for Sale’

    He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard.

    The guy goes into the back yard and sees a nice looking Beagle sitting there. ‘You talk?’ he asks. ‘Yep,’ the Beagle replies.

    After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says

    ‘So, what’s your story?’

    The Beagle looks up and says, ‘Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA and they had me sworn into the toughest branch of the armed services… the United States Marines. You know one of their nicknames is ‘The Devil Dogs.’

    In no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders; because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running, but the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn’t getting any younger. So, I decided to settle down.

    I retired from the Corps (8 dog years is 56 Corps years) and signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security, wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals. I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I’m just retired.’

    The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.

    ‘Ten dollars,’ the guy says.

    ‘Ten dollars? This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?’

    ‘Because he’s such a liar… He never did any of that stuff.

    He was in the Navy!’

    /aaaand my deed of day is done.

    • 65 desertflower
      January 10, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      YOU’RE KILLIN’ ME HERE! My hubby retired from the Navy! He’d tell you to switch that around!

    • 68 yardarm756
      January 10, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      You know amk, you keep pushing the envelop and there have been times I’ve wanted to say something. Against my better judgement I’m gonna say that you should avoid all references to the Navy. Even it I’m not “the navy guy whashisname” you are referring to, be advised that Navy in those terms is capitalized. And your sense of humor leaves something to be desired.
      This transmission is terminated!

      • 69 amk for obama
        January 10, 2013 at 8:59 pm

        Ok yardarm. I will stop addressing navy (or any other jokes) directly to you.

        But navy (or any other jokes you may find offensive) will continue to be posted.

        Have a good day.

    • 70 theo67
      January 11, 2013 at 12:19 am

      I love this!

  23. 71 yardarm756
    January 10, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Entertainment Central.

  24. 85 Dudette
    January 10, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Off-Topic: Admiration a brilliant young Fireball!
    Her Name: Quvenzhané Wallis (pronounced “kwa-VAHN-zha-nay”)
    Her Age: 9
    Her Claim to Fame: 2013 Best Actress Oscar Nomination (youngest ever) for her role in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

    I will see this film! I MUST see this film!!

  25. January 10, 2013 at 8:29 pm


  26. January 10, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Congratulations Chips – very impressive!!!! 🙂

  27. January 10, 2013 at 8:42 pm

  28. January 10, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Okay, added another version of the video of the Irish trip that I HOPE works for those who couldn’t see the first one 😕

  29. January 10, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Having spent his first six months in the job listening to the staff and board of directors, Kim said he is taking steps to make the bank less bureaucratic. Asked by the organization’s 188-member countries to be more selective on the projects it undertakes, Kim now has to prioritize its efforts and make “tough choices,” he said.
    “We can’t be all things to all people,” Kim, 53, said in an interview at the bank’s headquarters in Washington yesterday. “The questions we have to ask are ‘where are the areas in which we can add the most value, where are the areas in which we can’t add value.’”
    A physician by training and the former president of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Kim in July took over an institution created at the end of World War II to help rebuild ravaged Europe. Now focused on developing countries, it committed $53 billion last year on projects from building roads to supporting education policies, and has expanded its scope to taking equity stakes in companies and guaranteeing investments.


  30. 109 0388jojothecat
    January 10, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Jack Lew was Chief Operating Officer for Citigroup’s Hedge Fund section that bet against the mortgage industry that it would go bankrupt. I understand why Bernie Sandies does care for him but in my opinion you want someone who knows how these companies work from the inside. I don’t believe that Jack Lew would help his old industry but to make it work better and would know how best to regulate derivitives swaps.

  31. 110 anniebella
    January 10, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    So good old Bernie Sanders told Ed he was against Jack Lew being the Secretary of Treasurer. We need someone who is not from Wall St. is his reasoning.

  32. January 10, 2013 at 8:59 pm

  33. 117 0388jojothecat
    January 10, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    This fool on Ed Show wants to tell the President what he should do when he did not know the emancipation proclamation was originally not to free all slaves……The President knows it…..he knows more than these couch potatoes who think they know what to do.

  34. January 10, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Oh. Mah. Gawd. What a phenomenal video, Chips! Every frame is so stirring and inspirational and full of the spirit of the visit. WOW! No wonder it found such a great home. Congrats once again! You are an incredible curator. BRAVA!!

    • 119 theo67
      January 11, 2013 at 12:28 am

      Indeed – it’s exactly where it belongs. What I most love about this video is that it really captured the love of the Moneygall folks – standing in the rain and being so giddy with the Obamas. It’s one of my favourites, and I’m so happy that the Moneygall folks have been able to see it, and that it’s gracing the Obama Ancestral Home. Congratulations, Chips! Very well deserved.

  35. 120 0388jojothecat
    January 10, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Madcow is talking about bayonnets, ships, and drones…….slow news day.

  36. 121 sherijr
    January 10, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Well Done Chips!! WooHoo, always knew you were a star, you now have a very well deserved place in history, so truly proud of you (((((((Chips))))))))))

  37. January 10, 2013 at 9:05 pm

  38. 123 amk for obama
    January 10, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    California teacher talks student out of school shooting.

    A teacher at a high school in California has been praised by police for averting a serious shooting incident.

    The teacher and a campus supervisor talked a gunman into putting down his weapon after he had shot and injured one pupil at Taft Union High School.

    Police said the gunman had enough ammunition to kill many people.

    The injured student was taken to hospital in an air ambulance and is in a critical condition.

    Students and staff telephoned police, but before officers could arrive, the suspect had shot at two people in a class in the science block. One shot missed its target.

    The teacher, who had been grazed by a pellet, then intervened.
    Map of California showing Taft and Los Angeles

    He and another school official who entered the classroom are reported by US media to have warned the suspect that there would be no shooting in his class – at which point the gunman put down his weapon and police officers arrested him.


  39. January 10, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    First of all, congratulations Ms. Chipsticks! Well deserved.

    After reading through the last thread I realized I am beginning to be as angry with Democrats as I am with Republicans; well, almost. Isn’t the President the leader of their party? Do they understand what a leader is? I don’t mind if they disagree with him – disagree with him all they want to In Private. And if you want to name Cabinet positions, run for president and get elected. I think they must have less and less effect as they object to everything he does. President Obama must expect it by now and just discount it.

  40. 127 amk for obama
    January 10, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    The US and Afghanistan have reached the “last chapter” in an effort to make Afghanistan secure and sovereign, the US defence secretary has said.

    Leon Panetta’s remarks came as he welcomed Afghan President Hamid Karzai to the Pentagon for talks.

    Mr Karzai said he was confident the two countries could “work out the modality for bilateral security” during his three-day trip to Washington.

    The Afghan president is scheduled to meet President Barack Obama on Friday.

    “After a long and difficult past, we finally are, I believe, at the last chapter of establishing a sovereign Afghanistan that can govern and secure itself for the future,” Mr Panetta said on Thursday.

    “We’ve come a long way towards a shared goal of establishing a nation that you and we can be proud of, one that never again becomes a safe haven for terrorism.”


  41. 128 No Child Left Behind
    January 10, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Good Evening Chipstick and TODville,

    Thanks Chips for the videos. Superbe! I hope to visit this Museum a day not too far on the horizon.

    I don’t know that disease is affecting Ed’s and Rachel’s judgement this week. Maybe it is a new strain of flu yet to be identified. They’ve been so critical of PBO and his actions, namely his recent nominations that we don’t need the Obstructionists in Congress to do their usual destruction. I turned to C-Span that is re-playing BO’s announcement today, to listen to Tim Geithner for whom I have much admiration.

    MSNBC’s rating will tank if its anchors continue in that path.

  42. 130 amk for obama
    January 10, 2013 at 9:16 pm

  43. 131 anniebella
    January 10, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    There Rachel Maddow is with her ranting and raving about the use of drones. I am so dam sick of her holier than thou attitude. If Rachel think she can do a better job keeping this country safe then get off of her freaking behind and run for office. It’s so easy sitting on tv running your mouth, but having to make tough decisions for the safety of this country is hard.

  44. 133 vitaminlover
    January 10, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Bill Burton is keeping Rachael in check. He is standing his ground with her.

  45. 134 PoliticalJunkessa
    January 10, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Exciting news about the video. Congrats, Chips — you’re historical and everything!

  46. 135 mtmarilyn
    January 10, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Oh Chips, that is so cool!!!!!!!! Everytime I see that Ireland video I cry. That was such an emotional day. I will never forget it.

  47. January 10, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    OMG!!! You are famous for all eternity, Chips. What does that make us? OMG what shall we say when any one of us goes to Moneygall? that we know the famous lady who made the video an that we were all co-approvers of the famous 7 minute video, and that we bask in the glow of the fame, and …and …and…? 😆 😆 😆

  48. 138 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    January 10, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Congrats Ms. Chips! That is an awesome development! 🙂

  49. 139 cindysweatt
    January 11, 2013 at 12:18 am

    It took me 3 times watching this video to catch it. Congratulations Chips. We are all so proud of you. I gotta say your blog is what got me through these last few years. Thanks.

  50. January 11, 2013 at 10:07 am

    I can blame you for showing this video a thousand times, its my best Obama moment besides the day acceptance speech in 2008. Shows you the warm welcome of the Irish people, magical! eternal friendship !

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