More Complete Randomness



Wait. Never mind PBO on the cover – “15 Flat-Belly Powerfoods”?? Anyone got a copy of this edition they can lend me? Quite quickly?




Original post: Stephon stood just a few feet away from Barack Obama. The president, busy shaking hands, looked right at him. “It was like he was waiting for me to say something,” he said later.

So the 26-year-old Prince George’s Community College student took his cue and spoke to President Obama in his first language: American Sign Language. “I am proud of you,” Stephon signed. The president, almost involuntary, instinctively, immediately signed back.

“Thank you,” Obama replied.

This is one of those moments that humanize the office of the presidency…..

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Not forgetting perhaps the most popular photo ever posted here – the horse manure pic from the 2009 inauguration parade (taken by …. no, no, don’t want to boast):

Remember? Even one of the world’s finest photographers purred in appreciation:



PS My most-loved airport-arrival video ever …. cracks me up, every single time:


Okay, that’s enough complete randomness for now – chat away!

192 Responses to “More Complete Randomness”

  1. March 30, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Thanks again for this beautiful randomness Chips…

  2. 2 Carol
    March 30, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    First picture enough for me!

  3. 7 MightyPamela
    March 30, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Chipsticks, we were already hooked…

    • March 30, 2013 at 2:42 pm

      I hope the pics ease your pain, MightyPamela!

      • 9 MightyPamela
        March 30, 2013 at 2:52 pm

        You are doing a fabulous job looking after me, ma’am! I had just applied ice packs to affected area before opening new randomness thread, so I am quite cool, no naughty mat time needed here! I am indebted to yourself! F.o.r.e.v.e.r. 🙂

  4. 10 vcprezofan2
    March 30, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Okay, speak up. Who are the four darlings who came ahead without me? Ever heard of ‘a helping hand’? 😉

    • March 30, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      I counted to five…..
      Just give me the Roses and I’ll retire like Secretariat. 😎 You didn’t see me on Rise and Shine, did you?

      • 12 vcprezofan2
        March 30, 2013 at 2:50 pm

        Congrats! I hadn’t looked yet (still haven’t) to see who you all were. I’m trying to check out the post materials first this time, because sometimes I start talking and get sidetracked.

    • 14 MightyPamela
      March 30, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      😳 {{{{{VC}}}}} 😳

      • 15 vcprezofan2
        March 30, 2013 at 3:57 pm

        Hello there, Ms Pamela! I notice you are taking care with ice and all. Good! I think of you often and hope you are not trying to hobble around when you shouldn’t, but are following doctor’s & therapist’s orders like a good, conscientious patient. {{{Pamela}}}

        • March 30, 2013 at 6:42 pm

          Um, er, kinda, sorta, yeah. What you said…. By golly, it is just hard… There is still cooking, laundry, birdbaths, kitty care, hair to be washed… I just find everything takes 10x as long, and is 10x as hard. And very very tiring. Whew. I love that you are thinking of me, however, that matters a lot! 🙂

          • 17 vcprezofan2
            March 30, 2013 at 7:33 pm

            I get the very hard and very, very tiring part….. hang in there and take. your. time. You’re the only one to be upset if laundry isn’t done on ‘laundry day’, and likely the only one to know if you have to sleep in your birthday suit because laundry wasn’t done. As Cookemom said recently, once the bone is re-knit (pro …per…ly) you’ll be stronger. {{Pamela}} This too will pass.

            • 18 HZ
              March 31, 2013 at 2:31 am

              Pamela, ((((((((((((((((((((( Loving, healing thoughts coming your way.))))))))))))))))))))))))))) HZ

  5. March 30, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Oh, why didn’t we get to see the guys who followed the camels in Jordan. We need correspondents all over the World! 😀

  6. 20 Nena20409
    March 30, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Wow, Congrats Carol 🙂

    Holy Molly Ms. Chips 😉

    What is going On? Marvin Gaye’s Song is calling and I also hear Huey Lewis’ I want a New Drug.

    😯 This is Like feeding those who are addicted.

    Perhaps, Billy Idol, with his Rebel song…..shouting: More 😆 More 😆 More 😆

    Thank You, Lady Chips……You have out did yourself for this Fine Holy Saturday.

  7. 21 Nena20409
    March 30, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Double, Doubly Carols? Wow :!:. A Tip off the Hat in Congratulations ❗ ❗

  8. 22 desertflower
    March 30, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    YIKES! This takes my breath away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 Thank you just isn’t enough:)


  9. March 30, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    I don’t know what’s worse: watching Chelsea lose to fucking Southampton, or being forced to watch them lose in crappy SD. Thank goodness that A) I taped it, and B) there’s a FF button.

  10. 32 hopefruit2
    March 30, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    What more could I ask for: A democratically-elected, two-term president, who is intelligent, wise, compassionate, charismatic and happens to be eye-candy….

    What more could I ask for?

  11. March 30, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    The unusual step of having a rep of the Executive Branch and the Congressional Branch sitting in the front row of a SCOTUS case…….

  12. 35 vcprezofan2
    March 30, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Chips, I have thought of a new TOD rule – you can only show PAST beautiful covers with PBO or MO **if** you have copies for gifts. Gifts of the kind like ‘the last 3 TODobots at the end of the last post will each get a copy’ or ‘the first TODobot to pass a particular threshold will get a copy’, or ‘if VC calls me in the next 15mins she’ll get this copy’ and so on. Isn’t that a great idea?

    • March 30, 2013 at 2:57 pm

      That’s a unique idea VC! 😆 “…. the last 3 TODobots at the end of the last post will each get a copy” …. are you feeling left behind again?? 😆

      • 37 vcprezofan2
        March 30, 2013 at 3:10 pm

        Ayup! Though I have to add that THIS post is full of some awfully good goodies (including the one you repeated)! In the words of ???? (can’t remember the name of the singer) ‘G— Damn..YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, CC!’ THANKS for this one.

      • 38 vcprezofan2
        March 30, 2013 at 3:11 pm

        I left so abruptly I didn’t even have time to check if I was in the last 3, but it’s very likely. 🙄

    • 40 hopefruit2
      March 30, 2013 at 2:57 pm

      I knew this comment would end up being about you receiving a prize somehow….anyhow….


      • 41 vcprezofan2
        March 30, 2013 at 3:13 pm

        Well, Hopef, be serious here. What’s the point of advocating if I’m not going to advocate pour moi? Do you see any of those GOPs standing up for me….or for you for that matter?

        • 42 hopefruit2
          March 30, 2013 at 3:16 pm

          🙂 Oh not at all dear vc…Heh..I totally agree with you which is why I knew exactly how the comment was going to end – that’s all! 🙂

          I also think Chips should reward TODers who agree with other TODers in their comments.

      • 45 GGail
        March 30, 2013 at 3:16 pm

        Hahaha – you and me both hopefruit2. As I was reading vc’s comments, I could see where it was coming around to be of benefit to vc! 🙂

        • 46 vcprezofan2
          March 30, 2013 at 3:24 pm

          😯 Don’t you guys remember – ‘We are the change we want to see”? And how come neither of you noticed that I was advocating for THREE of us – at least at the start of my negotiating! I think the fact that I was willing to compromise was quite commendable and should be acknowledged.

  13. March 30, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    When President Obama said he expects to have immigration reform by this summer he wasn’t kidding….Big developments last 24hrs.

  14. March 30, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Oh Chips! Picture #1…DANG, DANG, DANG!:-)

    • March 30, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      I know CTGirl, I know. I thought long and hard about whether I should post it, Yardarm’s exhausted shipping naughty mats here, but then I thought: what the heck. 😆

      • March 30, 2013 at 3:27 pm

        you make it soooooooooooooo hard on a girl! I stopped by the office to do office stuff, but before touching any such stuff, I swung by TOD and look at that! I am sooooo done! I dare not touch any office stuff! 🙂

      • 58 GGail
        March 30, 2013 at 3:30 pm

        You posted it because you KNEW I would be looking – and you are CORRECT 😯

      • 59 cookemom
        March 30, 2013 at 3:32 pm

        At this rate, I guess I should just stay down here. As a matter of fact, it’s probably best I just start each new thread on the mat, then get up when the coast is clear.

        • 60 GGail
          March 30, 2013 at 3:40 pm

          cookemom, when those Obama eyes look at you, the coast is never clear. I swear, some of those photo’s just take my breath away.
          How, O how can a President look so dayum good!

        • 61 Eveingeorgia
          March 30, 2013 at 3:42 pm

          I know, right? That first picture made me stop breathing. I’m too old for this.

          • 62 GGail
            March 30, 2013 at 4:06 pm

            And they go on and on and on and you’re thinking to yourself “I must not look at him”, I must not look at him”, but you can’t help yourself, you keep scrolling back up to look at…..the wet one, or the one in the brilliant white shirt or…(sigh)

            • 63 cookemom
              March 30, 2013 at 4:18 pm

              Now see what you’ve gone and done? I went back up looking for the white shirt and found the clenched jaw and the 3/4 profile.
              My mother hen/cougar reflexes are on high alert. cluck, cluck, meeeeoooooooww!

          • March 30, 2013 at 4:22 pm

            😆 You okay there Eve?!

  15. 65 desertflower
    March 30, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Another great read…http://www.timwise.org/2013/03/culture-of-cruelty-an-interview-with-tim-wise-about-his-forthcoming-book/

    We’ve also noticed over the last year to 18 months in particular this very steady stream of dehumanizing, overly cruel rhetoric aimed at not just the poor but also the unemployed, people who are out of work for 26 weeks and need an extension on unemployment benefits, or 52 weeks. Sure, it’s been coming for a long time and we’ve certainly noticed it for years but we’re seeing more of this steady drumbeat of rhetoric, of the takers vs. the makers; there’s the Mitt Romney tape during the campaign about the 47% of the American public who just don’t want to work.

    You can hear this rhetoric regurgitated on Fox and on talk radio. There’s this constant stream of critique, not just about social safety net programs which had been critiqued by conservatives for years, but a real critique of the core humanity of people who need those programs, whether it’s health care, unemployment insurance or food stamps. It’s people saying things like people should be ashamed to be on food stamps, we should drug test them, we should make them jump through all kinds of hoops, we should make it harder for them, we should make them feel pain. Literally people saying these things. Or saying the poor aren’t really poor after all because they have washing machines and color TVs and microwaves.

    After hearing that for so long I just started to ask the question, why is it that the culture has come to this place when there was a period maybe 70 years ago, even 100 years ago at the turn of the 20th century, where it was understood that if there was any group that had bad values and pathological behavior, it wasn’t poor people and it wasn’t unemployed people, it was rich people. They were called robber barons for a reason. They were not venerated. They were not respected. They were despised.

    In the 30s, although it was very racially unequal, there was a general sense that when people were unemployed it wasn’t their fault that they were poor. There were systemic problems that needed to be fixed in the economy, and the only people who rejected that idea were the rich. Yeah they wanted poor people to work for whatever crappy wages they were offering, but every other average everyday person looked at the unemployed – at least the unemployed white man – as salt of the earth: hard-working, struggling against all odds.

    Seventy years later we’ve come to a place where those very same people – including ironically, unemployed white men – are now being looked as dysfunctional, pathological, having the wrong values, being ‘takers’ not ‘makers.’ So I wanted to look at why. Not only that it happened but why it happened.

    • 66 jackiegrumbacher
      March 30, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Df, this really is a great article read and makes me want to read Tim’s book. You hear the language of cruelty all around when people talk about not giving their hard earned money to those people, as if they themselves were exempt from the consequences of losing a job or having costly health care problems.. But I like that Tim sees hope in the nation’s young people and there is certainly hope of the large numbers of non-white who became involved in the presidential elections stay engaged. As he says, we have to fight back against the cruelty or the economic future of the US is well and truly bleak.

  16. 68 hopefruit2
    March 30, 2013 at 3:29 pm

  17. 69 hopefruit2
    March 30, 2013 at 3:38 pm

  18. 70 utaustinliberal
    March 30, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I’m verklempt Chiparoo. This is just fantastic.

  19. 72 desertflower
    March 30, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Anyone in LA want to rescue a dog?? http://www.balloon-juice.com/2013/03/30/dog-rescue-bleg-los-angeles-area/ Know someone that would?

  20. 73 cookemom
    March 30, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    So I was stopped dead in my tracks with that first picture. Then upon gathering my wits about me, I ventured through the remaining pics. It took me so long to get through them, cause of all the stops I had to make along the way.

    I mean really, it should be mandatory that PBO gets fully and thoroughly drenched anytime there’s rain in the forecast. Then to see him riding in The Beast with Reggie Love-Me, just a few pics before after what looks like a ride from the basketball court, in that casual laid back, probably all sweaty, but cool and swagged out……Yowza!

  21. March 30, 2013 at 3:54 pm


    The thing about this man is he always makes eye contact, always CONNECTS.

  22. 76 yardarm756
    March 30, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Happy Easter everyone.

  23. 82 CEB
    March 30, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    My, My, My! Such sexy randomness. My current favorite pix of B and M is that of the two of them at Valerie Jarrett’s daughter’s wedding. Not only because they are both so beautiful, but because the photo says so much about them. I smile and stare for awhile every time that I see it.

  24. 84 desertflower
    March 30, 2013 at 4:11 pm


    President Barack Obama on Wednesday will travel to the Denver area to give a speech intended to build support for new gun laws, the White House announced Saturday.

    Obama will deliver the remarks at the Denver Police Academy, and will also meet with local law enforcement officials.

  25. March 30, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    No pretense about PBO and FLMO. What you see is what you get. The most dynamic, genuine couple to ever live in the White House in my life time.

  26. March 30, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Greatest airport arrival video ever??


  27. March 30, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    My President is sOOoOoOOoOOoOoooOOOoOoo sexy!!!

    Oh, and for what its worth, he’s finer in person. When I met him last year at the Easter Egg Roll, I couldn’t even look at him when I said hi (my head was down lol). The fine-ness was too much for my delicate eyes.

  28. 91 carolyn
    March 30, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    These pictures are all so wonderful….. what great Saturday posts! Like everyone else, I never get tired of looking at pictures of these two magnificent people…..beautiful inside and out. I do believe, my favorite is the picture of the two of them at Valerie Jarrett’s daughter’s wedding. That one just melts me every time. It just speaks volumes.
    Thank you Chips.
    Also, I think that is good news about the progress of immigration reform………this will be done, I am confident, in spite of the naysayers, the emoprogs, the RWNJs and all those who so desperately want it to fail. I also think that some gun control reform will be passed this session, again, in spite of the same above groups plus the NRA.
    Has anyone else noticed the complaining about the effects of the sequester getting louder and more numerous? These come mostly from those who said “Government doesn’t do anything for me. We don’t need it.” Ha, ha…..folks….suffer and learn It will have to hit the wealthy, and it is, particularly with regard to general aviation airports right now, before something is done, and the programs for the needy can be brought back up to where they should be….sad, but how life works.

  29. 92 hopefruit2
    March 30, 2013 at 4:51 pm

  30. 94 Bill
    March 30, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    PBO is in a sky box at the NCAA basketball tournament.

  31. 95 kasai
    March 30, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Lord have mercy!!! What are you trying to do Chips? Randomnley kill me with Awesomeness?

  32. 108 GGail
    March 30, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Chipsticks, I’m now viewing all of the vids you posted here and the one with the “In Memory of Sue from Minnesota” brought out my tears. You have been with us EVERY step of this journey for President Obama and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  33. March 30, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Another lovely thread, Chips!!!! No doubt you are running an Easter Special on naughty mats 😀 😀 😀

    For all those folk screaming GMO & Monsanto at our President, too bad that are so detached from reality that they don’t even bother to read the legislation and understand the GOP terrorists and their corporate masters are the enemy.


  34. 119 kasai
    March 30, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    I think Bob Marley was thinking of this guy:-)

  35. 122 utaustinliberal
    March 30, 2013 at 5:26 pm

  36. March 30, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    President Obama is chilling w/ Reggie Love, Marty Nesbit and others at the Verizon center watching NCAA regional finals……

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  37. 136 vcprezofan2
    March 30, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Passing the baton [Fighters to Dreamers to Believers]


    Social change happens most effectively when cross-generational coalitions tap into both the wisdom of the elders and the passion of the young. That requires being willing to listen on the part of the young and a willingness to pass the baton on to the next generation by the elders.

    I believe that the ugliness we see from people like Cornel West towards our President can be best understood by his unwillingness to let go of his role as a Fighter and pass the baton onto the next generation. By doing so, he is depriving them of the wisdom he might otherwise share.

    Each generation must take on the battles of their time. And it doing so – are likely to bear the scars that can become a prison if not released to the passion of the next generation. When we won’t let go, they become the seeds of anger and cynicism. Rev. Stewart was able to release himself from that prison by recognizing the grief – and almost simultaneously opening himself up to the joy and hope of the next generation. That’s what it means to pass the baton.



    • 137 nathkatun7
      March 30, 2013 at 7:17 pm

      “I believe that the ugliness we see from people like Cornel West towards our President can be best understood by his unwillingness to let go of his role as a Fighter and pass the baton onto the next generation.”

      VC, I highly respect smartypants’ wise and thoughtful analyses, but I respectfully disagree with this assertion. Conel West, like Tavis Smiley, Justice Clarence Thomas and Dr. Ben Carson were beneficiaries of all the achievements by the fighters like Rep. John Lewis, Charles Sherrod (husband of Shirley Sherrod) and Rev. Jesse Jackson. I think the ugliness coming from Cornel West and Tavis Smiley is primarily a result of bruised egos. They expected President Obama to treat them as “Very important Negroes” who spoke for all Black folks, and who therefore should dictate his social and economic policies. Of Course Cornel West was also angry because he did not get an invite to be one of the VIP during President Obama’s first inaugural. My take is that West’s and Smiley’s ugliness towards the president is purely personal. The president failed to massage their egos, so they went on a rampage attacking him, while pretending to care for the poor.

      • 138 vcprezofan2
        March 30, 2013 at 7:42 pm

        In truth Nath, whatever the real reason for West’s antagonism he matters less than a snap of the fingers to me. IMO he’s angry, envious and bitter. Nothing I’ve seen of him appeals to me and ‘thank God’ I do not have to see/hear him. If anything his behaviour highlights the goodness that is, and is in, Barack O.

        • 139 nathkatun7
          March 30, 2013 at 8:09 pm

          VC. I have no problem with your take on Cornel West. I happen to agree that his tirades against the President may have to do with envy and ego. What I was trying to point out is that his ugliness against the president has nothing to do with him being “a Fighter.”

          • 140 pkayden
            March 30, 2013 at 9:56 pm

            If you read Cornel’s comments about why he’s mad at the President, you will see that it’s all about ego. I think he said something about President Obama not taking his calls and not giving a special pass to the inauguration. Such claptrap.

            Anyways Cornel and Tavis can take a seat and do something productive for a change.

            • 141 nathkatun7
              March 30, 2013 at 10:32 pm

              Indeed, pkayden! That’s exactly the way I feel. And at 67 years, I am very familiar with the people who were the real fighters in the “Freedom movement” of the 50s and 60s!

  38. March 30, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    😆 😆 😆

    • March 30, 2013 at 5:46 pm


    • 144 Bill
      March 30, 2013 at 6:11 pm

      How many little school children could be touring the WH if PBO were not attending the game? Fox & Friends need to get on it right away.

      • March 30, 2013 at 6:16 pm

        Ha, they will Bill, they will!

        • 146 GGail
          March 30, 2013 at 6:35 pm

          NBC News online is already on it…

          Earlier Saturday, Obama played golf for the first time since automatic spending cuts known as the sequester went into effect on March 1.

          Some conservatives have called on Obama to give up golf since popular public tours of the White House have been canceled because of the budget cuts. The White House has said the tours were canceled to keep Secret Service agents from being furloughed because of the spending reductions.

          Obama played golf with Nesbitt and two White House aides.

          • 147 anniebella
            March 30, 2013 at 7:20 pm

            Oh those uppity black folks in the White House, going to play golf, going to basketball games, sending their kids to vacations.

            • 148 anniebella
              March 30, 2013 at 7:26 pm

              Is Michelle in Paris shopping?

              • 149 anniebella
                March 30, 2013 at 7:38 pm

                Let’s remember Obama didn’t want those sequester to occur. And have NBC been watching John Boehner since he have been off on vacation. You can be sure Boehner have played some golf. He loves golf.

  39. 150 desertflower
    March 30, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    On October 13,th, 1948, Harry Truman gave a speech that still moves the soul and defines liberalism for me. You can read the whole thing, or just this part –

    Today the forces of liberalism face a crisis. The people of the United States must make a choice between two ways of living–a decision, which will affect us the rest of our lives and our children and our grandchildren after us.

    On the other side, there is the Wall Street way of life and politics. Trust the leader! Let big business take care of prices and profits! Measure all things by money! That is the philosophy of the masters of the Republican Party.

    Well, I have been studying the Republican Party for over 12 years at close hand in the Capital of the United States. And by this time, I have discovered where the Republicans stand on most of the major issues.

    Since they won’t tell you themselves, I am going to tell you.

    They approve of the American farmer-but they are willing to help him go broke.

    They stand four-square for the American home–but not for housing.

    They are strong for labor–but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights.

    They favor a minimum wage–the smaller the minimum the better.

    They indorse educational opportunity for all–but they won’t spend money for teachers or for schools.

    They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine–for people who can afford them.

    They approve of social security benefits-so much so that they took them away from almost a million people.

    They believe in international trade–so much so that they crippled our reciprocal trade program, and killed our International Wheat Agreement.

    They favor the admission of displaced persons–but only within shameful racial and religious limitations.

    They consider electric power a great blessing-but only when the private power companies get their rake-off.

    They say TVA is wonderful–but we ought never to try it again.

    They condemn “cruelly high prices”–but fight to the death every effort to bring them down.

    They think the American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people.

    And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.

    Now, my friends, that is the Wall Street Republican way of life. But there is another way–there is another way–the Democratic way, the way of the Democratic Party.

    Of course, the Democratic Party is not perfect. Nobody ever said it was. But the Democratic Party believes in the people. It believes in freedom and progress, and it is fighting for its beliefs right now.

    In the Democratic Party, you won’t find the kind of unity where everybody thinks what the boss tells him to think, and nothing else.

    But you will find an overriding purpose to work for the good of mankind. And you will find a program–a concrete, realistic, and practical program that is worth believing in and fighting for.

    h/t to Juanita Jean

    You can read the entire Harry Truman speech here: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=13046

    • 151 CEB
      March 30, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      Sad that this still holds true more than 60 years later.

    • 153 nathkatun7
      March 30, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      Thanks, DF for sharing this. President Truman was absolutely dead on! Of all the points he made, which are all still true today, this particular one stood out for me:

      “And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.”

      This is exactly what the Supreme Court’s decision in “Citizens United” was all about: buying the government of the United States.

    • 154 pkayden
      March 30, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      I don’t know much about President Truman. Your comment makes me want to learn more. Sounds like a cool dude.

  40. March 30, 2013 at 6:03 pm

  41. 157 forus50
    March 30, 2013 at 6:12 pm

  42. 158 hopefruit2
    March 30, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    HEADLINE: Obama sets gun speech in Colorado

    // WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Colorado next week to promote legislation intended to reduce gun violence, the White House said Saturday.

    The president will meet with local law enforcement officials and community leaders to discuss newly enacted Colorado laws, including laws to close background check system loopholes, the White House said. He plans to deliver an address on the subject at the Denver Police Academy.
    Obama called on Congress Thursday to act on gun control. //

    Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/03/30/Obama-sets-gun-speech-in-Colorado/UPI-20011364674479/#ixzz2P450V5l6

  43. 159 GGail
    March 30, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Syracuse 55 Marquette 39
    Game Over

  44. March 30, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    President Obama chatting w/ Resdskins QB RGIII….

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  45. March 30, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    BBL, tiger balm time, it’s a bit messy, but it sure helps with pain! 🙂 http://myde.st/13hxNJi

  46. March 30, 2013 at 7:20 pm

  47. 172 nathkatun7
    March 30, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Great post, Chipsticks! I feel for all the ladies who have spend time on the naughty mat. Wishing you and the TOD family a very Happy Easter!

    • March 30, 2013 at 7:53 pm

      Do you realize how rich Chips would be if she sold minutes on the naughty mat like the telco’s do for ‘long-distance’ calls, nath 😀 😀 😀 😀

      Happy Easter, friend!


      • 174 nathkatun7
        March 30, 2013 at 8:17 pm

        Happy Easter, BOB! I hope you and your family have a wonderful day. I don’t think Chipsticks appreciates the benefits of predatory capitalism. Otherwise she would be a rich woman from charging fees for the satisfaction of being on naughty mat.

    • 175 GGail
      March 30, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      nathkatun7, our time on the naughty mats have been pure pleasure, um, I mean torture, torture, pleasure, torture, pleasure….!!!!

      Happy Easter to you and yours too 🙂

      • 176 nathkatun7
        March 30, 2013 at 8:22 pm

        Happy Easter to you and your family, GGail! As the saying goes, “No pain No gain!” I am glad that Chipsticks decided to make Easter eve a day filled with pleasure for the TOD family.

  48. 177 anniebella
    March 30, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I did not fine the April Vogue issue with FLOTUS, but you can bet I am not threw looking.

  49. March 30, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    So, here’s what I’m drinking right now to start off the night.


    2 oz of gin
    1 tbsp of dry vermouth
    1 tbsp of sweet vermouth
    1 1/2 oz of orange juice
    3 dash of angostura bitters

    It’s quite good! Overall sweet with the OJ, with a touch of bitterness.

    Oh, and I changed out the doorknob to the master bedroom, so I’m all manly and stuff.

    • 183 isonprize
      March 30, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      MAN WORK!!! I love it. THAT’S what I’m talking about. I tell my male friends that they definitely get cool points when they do “Man WORK!” Yes, I can do that kinda stuff too (I got an award for “perfect drywall installation” in a home skills training program) , but somethings are just better when I guy does them. And yes, I know that’s sounds sexist. Oh well… I also know that women are just as smart as men. Plus, we can have babies and magically feed them too! So, yeah, I believe there are plenty of things that I will definitely “let” a man do, even if I know how to do the work myself.

      Cheers to LL for being “MANLY!””

    • 187 vcprezofan2
      March 30, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      ‘I changed out the doorknob to the master bedroom, so I’m all manly and stuff.’

      Congrats, LL. 😆 😆 Also. Too. Thanks for giving me the right adjective for when I do stuff like that around here. 😉 😆

  50. 190 amk for obama
    March 30, 2013 at 8:33 pm

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