What a trip…..

Through good times….

….. and sad

Link to tonight’s 60 Minutes

157 Responses to “What a trip…..”

  1. 1 carolmaewy
    January 27, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Almost ready to watch!

  2. January 27, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Blessed to have both of them working for us.

  3. 8 Proud Former White House Intern
    January 27, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Love them

  4. January 27, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Hey Carol, Congrats on 1st!!! and thank you for all the RTs.

    From the bottom of the previous thread …

    Know your enemy, prepare for a State House to State House, House Seat to House Seat, Senate Seat to Senate Seat all out battle to preserve the Republic in Nov 2014 …

    Yes We Can

  5. January 27, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    What a great team. PBO was smart enough to pick his top team members from those people who made the most impact during the primaries. That’s why I can believe every word they said in the interview.

  6. 15 amk for obama
    January 27, 2013 at 9:38 pm


  7. 19 Nena20409
    January 27, 2013 at 9:40 pm


  8. January 27, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    LOVE ‘Em BOTH! I dream of Hillary nominating Barack to the Supreme Court when the time comes!!! (If and only if he wants to do it. He would be a GREAT———–STELLAR, long lived Supreme!!!!!!!)

  9. January 27, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Wow, that first pic is intense.

  10. January 27, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I’m looking back on my life, and I’m trying to discern the moment, the exact point, at which I became a working house husband. The commonlaw missus hasn’t done a lick of laundry in years. *sigh*

    (Now, granted, I’m a far better cook than her. When we met she would nuke a chicken breast and call it dinner.)

  11. January 27, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Downton Abbey….


    I had been spoiled and knew what was going to happen..

    still didn’t stop it from being hard.

    I was ok until the Dowager Countess….that walk away from Carson made it seem like she had aged a decade in a short walk.

  12. January 27, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Bad news everyone, I’ve been unfollowed by ‘Israel’s diplomatic mission in Los Angeles serving the Southwest United States’.

    Do you think it was my California comment?

  13. 63 hopefruit2
    January 27, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Since we’re all in such great moods (with the possible exception of LL who’s stuck with laundry chores tonight – sorry LL!) is anyone up for yet another hearing of Meatloaf singing America the Beautiful at a Romney campaign rally?

  14. January 27, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    long one one from Charles Pierce

  15. 77 lisalovesobama
    January 27, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Um guys, FYI guys,the entire season 3 of Downton Abbey’s been available for like months and months now. It’s on series-cravings.info if ya’ll don’t want to wait till every Sunday to see what’s going on. For those who want to speed ahead, the show is listed alphabetically, once you click on the show’s name, just go to the season and episode. Then click on ‘Click here to Watch’ and just watch. DON’T download anything, also there are a lot of ads, just close them and you’re set.
    Ps- if you like going week by week and watching on TV, just ignore this post.

  16. 81 cman
    January 27, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Great interview. They seem very comfortable in their respective roles and very at ease with each other. One thing though. DA HECK is wrong with these media folks? Already on about 2016?!?!

    Plus the tragedy in Libya is considered the major foreign policy *disaster* of the administration, while liberating Libya, ending the Iraq war, oh and taking out the mastermind behind 9/11 that we have been after for almost a decade does not count as major foreign policy successes? πŸ™„

    Stay irrelevant media, no wonder you thought Romney had a chance at winning the presidency. Bunch of lazy ijits. πŸ™„

  17. January 27, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    For absolutely no reason but a bit of fun…

  18. 89 amk for obama
    January 27, 2013 at 10:12 pm

  19. January 27, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    OT but Yardam after your Maya Angelou poem yesterday I want to share w/ TOD the new gen of Poetry

  20. 96 hopefruit2
    January 27, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Hey Mr. DJ Yardarm – I wanna hear Rick James’ Give it to me. Thanks!

    • January 27, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      “Excerpt from home movie of FDR driving and walking with assistance to take the Oath of Office on January 20, 1941

      Donated by John Boettiger, Eleanor Seagraves and Curtis Roosevelt. Archival footage from the FDR Presidential Library public domain.”


      • 101 Nena20409
        January 27, 2013 at 10:34 pm

        That was in March then…was it not? March 20th 1941. Then on March 20, 1945…..a month or so later FDR died in April and the war officially ended in May 1945. It was some time after that the Jan became the Month for the Inauguration and Truman in 1948…..was the very First. I could be wrong.

      • 102 jackiegrumbacher
        January 27, 2013 at 11:04 pm

        Thank you for this, GB. In 1941, there would have been no way for people around the country to “see” this inauguration, only to hear it on radio, so only those there would have caught FDR’s frailty. Newsreels shown in theaters would never, ever have made it seem as if the president had trouble getting to the podium. I looked, but couldn’t find Truman. Shouldn’t he have taken the oath as well ?

  21. January 27, 2013 at 10:27 pm

  22. 107 PoliticalJunkessa
    January 27, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    The last few days have been crazy busy and I don’t know how I’ll ever catch up with TOD posts, waaaaah! However, I did see the PBO and Hillary interview tonight and thoroughly enjoyed it.

    It’s amazing the alternate universe the political media is in where a reporter can keep a straight face, after we’ve come through the absolute disaster of the Bush administration — repeated foreign and domestic disasters —- and dare to downplay the success of this President and this Secretary of State. What world have they been living in? But enough of the idiots.

    My President and my Secretary of State were so sharp, so warm, so knowledgeable, so competent, so incredible together. This is the way government should work: the best and the brightest in humble and effective service to our country. It was a beautiful thing to see.

    • January 27, 2013 at 10:43 pm

      Yes. I’m sick to death of the constant urge to jeopardize America’s security and standing because of the need to pursue thoroughly unsatisfying partisan politics. They both demonstrated their bond of friendship and desire to make the world a better place for all of us despite extremist efforts to undermine them at every turn. They are human. They are truly and deeply American.

    • 109 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      January 27, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      Agreed. I couldn’t believe he said there was no major foreign policy success! I was screaming “Osama Bin Laden!!!!” at the TV! Never mind. The guy’s an idiot. What planet are these people on?

      • January 27, 2013 at 11:27 pm

        PBO does pre-approve all questions. They don’t all come out of the blue, just like he knows what questions he will get in a press conference. The point of the question is to allow him to speak out against GOP lies.

        • 111 Walking_on_ Sunshine
          January 27, 2013 at 11:36 pm

          It seems sad to me that he can’t point to this. It brought closure to a lot of people. My husband pointed out to me that maybe making too much of it and bragging the way the Bush administration did over Saddam Hussein’s sons’ deaths would have maybe got more Americans killed and made OBL into a martyr. Still, it seems unfair that the media seems to have forgotten that it ever happened. I liked the interview overall. It was just this one thing that needled me.

        • 112 4morefor44
          January 27, 2013 at 11:54 pm

          uh, no he doesn’t. you have any evidence to the claim that questions in his interviews and press conferences are pre-approved by the obama administration?

        • 113 theo67
          January 28, 2013 at 12:20 am

          I seriously doubt that President Obama pre-screens the questions he’s asked. If that was the case, then the reporters wouldn’t have conniptions when they don’t get to ask their silly questions and they wouldn’t try and do the gotcha questions.

        • 114 veryslowwriter
          January 28, 2013 at 12:43 am

          Sorry. Not true. No self-respecting journalist would agree to it. Neither would the hacks that make up most of the MSM.

        • 115 utaustinliberal
          January 28, 2013 at 7:57 am

          That’s a lie. It was Bush who pre-approved questions. Journalists report that when they sit down with Pres. Obama he never pre-approves any question or tries to deny them asking any question. Don’t use that lie to justify Steve Kroft’s stupid question.

        • 116 utaustinliberal
          January 28, 2013 at 7:58 am

          p.s. Pres. Obama doesn’t know the questions he will get in a press conference. He only knows the names of the people he will call. Stop the lie.

        • January 28, 2013 at 10:55 am

          Absolutely NOT! That is a lie.

  23. 118 PoliticalJunkessa
    January 27, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Thank you, Chips, for taking us down Memory Lane with these photos and videos. Time has flown! It’s lovely to see how PBO has grown and expanded into his presidency, but also how at his core he has remained consistent and true. I have loved watching the evolution of his and Hillary’s relationship, as well as his relationships with numerous others — he seems to make everyone better, which is the mark of a real leader.

  24. January 27, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    So, something I’ve never done: shared a recipe.

    Cuban picadillo

    1 lb. of ground beef or ground turkey
    16 oz. can of tomato sauce
    A dose of dry white wine (yes, a dose, use your creativity)
    1 chopped green pepper
    1 chopped yellow onion
    minced garlic (to taste. I like lots of garlilc)
    Seasoned salt to taste
    Black pepper to taste
    Oregano to taste
    Cumin to taste

    1. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in large skillet
    2. Once oil is hot, put in garlic. Saute until just brown
    3. Put in onion and green pepper. Saute for 3-5 minutes
    4. Put in meat. Cook until browned.
    5. Pour in tomato sauce and wine. Mix in well with meat and vegetables.
    6. Put in oregano, seasoned salt, and black pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes.
    7. Put in cumin. Cover and allow to simmer for 20 minutes (while rice is cooking)
    8. Serve and enjoy heartily.

  25. January 27, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Time for some dinner making …

    #TrustBarack …. SOS Clinton did and will never regret it.

  26. 128 GGail
    January 27, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Ok, I’ve seen the west coast feed of 60 Minutes. I am so proud of President Obama and SoS Clinton. He is scary smart and she is steely smart. They both gave Steve a look that said “what the hell is wrong with you boy”? when he tried to go down the “what’s in the future” line of questioning.

    Thank you President Obama, you made a very wise choice in your Secretary of State. May God continue to bless Hillary with improved health.

    Chipsticks and TOD family, I’m gonna say good night now

  27. 129 anniebella
    January 27, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Good night all.

  28. January 27, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    63% of French support the proposed law on same-sex marriage.

    So, the Right’s protest a couple of weeks ago was the last gasp of a dying ideology.

  29. January 27, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Combined French and Malian troops have liberated Timbuktu from the Islamists. Hopefully they haven’t done too much damage to the city during their reign there.

  30. 132 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    January 27, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Enjoyed the 60 minutes interview. Very proud of both President Obama and SOS Clinton. They were a great team. It was fitting that the President would publicly thank her at the end of her term. Their ability to work together is a great example to all Dems.

  31. 133 LadyTNT
    January 27, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Just finished watching the interview with PBO and SOS and it was great. I loved the camaraderie and you can see that they are sincere in their feelings for one another. On a shallow note, I caught my self more than once staring at the little bump where PBO had to get stitches on his lip. It’s definitely one of those scars that adds appeal rather than takes it away. πŸ™‚

  32. 136 LDS
    January 28, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Okay. Now that all the music has been played. Recipes have been shared . Kudos to our PBO and SoS for a great interview session.
    This sums up my heartfelt love for one of the best Inauguration couples we have ever experienced and I am truly grateful to share it all here.
    The “Blessed” Man and Woman. Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly….But his delight is in the law of The Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings fort it’s fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither, and whatever he does shall prosper.

    A blessed man or woman tends to stand out because their character is deeper, their ideas fresher, their spirit softer, their courage greater, their leadership better, their concerns wider, their compassion more genuine, and their convictions more concrete. They are joyful in spite of difficult circumstances, and show wisdom far beyond their years. And they are full of surprises, you think you have them boxed in, but they turn out to be unpredictable. When you are around them you feel slightly off balanced because you don ‘t know what to expect next. Over time you realize that their ideas and actions can be trusted. Why? because they have a spiritual root system that goes down to streams of living water.

    This is the man and woman who now resides in the WH. We are truly thankful and grateful.

  33. January 28, 2013 at 2:00 am

    America needs a 21st Century Emancipation Proclamation for the enslaved white, gun-clutching, under-educated, often impoverished, fear-consumed slaves of the (GOP) plutocrat minority (Kochs, Adelsons, Waltons, Scafies, etc) ….

    Yes We Can

  34. 141 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    January 28, 2013 at 2:02 am

    HEY, Desertflower — please keep your crazies at home! πŸ˜‰

    Man behind Liberty Bell threat ID’d

    POSTED: Sunday, January 27, 2013, 11:34 AM

    Police have charged a former Arizona State University professor with terroristic threats for allegedly claiming to have explosives Saturday morning as he entered the Liberty Bell Center.

    Police identified the man as Carlos J. Balsas, 41, of Tempe, Ariz.

    Balsas entered the tourist site shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday, where visitors must pass through a security check. Police said a security officer began to search Balsas’s backpack when he stated, “I have explosives in there.” He then left.


    • 142 desertflower
      January 28, 2013 at 8:01 am

      SERIOUSLY! So many of them here, hard to keep them hemmed in. I think the guy cracked because he didn’t get tenure….good call on the part of ASU!

  35. 143 Joy
    January 28, 2013 at 4:07 am

    Off topic here, but thought this video was quite informative…

    Pay attention to the 13:40 mark and how GHW Bush was involved…

  36. 144 susanne
    January 28, 2013 at 4:33 am

    good night todville~

  37. 145 kathryn kivett
    January 28, 2013 at 6:46 am

    Maybe I am looking at this wrong…….I am sure that PBO knew about this and it very well may be part of a plan……but the optics alone have made me seriously consider changing my voter registration to independent….”to try to wrest control from the White House”…..excuse me, doesn’t that mean stabbing someone in the back?

  38. January 28, 2013 at 7:09 am

    I wondered the same thing, Nena, so I googled her quote and came up with this article. If true, the dems are scum.

    A bipartisan group of four Democratic senators and four Republican senators will announce the framework for a comprehensive immigration reform plan on Monday, seeking to jump out in front of President Obama’s planned Tuesday speech on immigration.

    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) will join with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) to promote the plan. Senators will unveil their plan (read the full five-page memo below) at a Monday afternoon press conference in Washington.

    • 150 prettyfoot58
      January 28, 2013 at 7:22 am

      Goood Morning,,,,everyone….

      Interesting turn of events…..

      I think that PBO knew about it….

      i will be waiting to see what their package entails….

    • 151 kathryn kivett
      January 28, 2013 at 7:22 am

      You got it….ass u med that everyone had heard about it and hoped that I might be way off base….but right now…I’m PO

  39. 153 desertflower
    January 28, 2013 at 8:11 am


    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are scheduled to meet with police chiefs from three U.S. communities scarred by mass shootings last year to talk about the administration’s push to reduce gun violence, a White House official said.

  40. 154 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    January 28, 2013 at 8:20 am

    This sums up it up…

  41. 156 desertflower
    January 28, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Obama’s fault!!! http://www.businessinsider.com/durable-goods-orders-december-2013-1


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