You can never hear these speeches enough…



President Obama attends more G-8 meetings at Lough Erne

The First Lady, Malia and Sasha go walking in the Wicklow Hills on the morning and visit the local lakes and Glendalough (see here).

They will then rejoin President Obama for their visit to Germany



The signatures of British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama on a patchwork quilt made by students working on a school project about the G8 summit




First Lady Michelle Obama with her daughters Malia and Sasha in the crowd at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin for a special performance of Riverdance


Cracked. Me. Up:

BBC: A young boy was rendered speechless when he met First Lady Michelle Obama in Dublin on Monday.

The boy, named only as Billy, was dumbstruck with shyness when he met her backstage at the Gaiety Theatre.

…. Rebecca Morgan, aged 11 and a pupil in Moneygall National School in County Offaly – US President Barack Obama’s ancestral homeland – revealed her classmate’s embarrassment.

“She is so beautiful and very tall,” the 11-year-old said. “She looks even prettier in real life than on TV.

“A boy in my class was really embarrassed when she touched Billy’s hand because he thinks she is so beautiful. He was so shy.”

More here


See all posts from the Ireland visit here



More in the morning

114 Responses to “You can never hear these speeches enough…”

  1. June 17, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Sad to see how no one likes them any more (Snark Alert!!)

  2. 11 africa
    June 17, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    I love my president.

  3. 19 Layla
    June 17, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Hey Chips how many of these have you done today

  4. 20 Dudette
    June 17, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I love my POTUS and FLOTUS!

  5. 21 GGail
    June 17, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Chipsticks, thank you for all of this great coverage that I get to see now that I’m home. (bringing this over from the tail end of the last thread)

    My goodness, President Putin looks like a squirming little boy who has to sit next to his daddy after he did a bad thing and explain what he did wrong Hahahahahaha!

    You are in your usual Out Of This World Tour GRAND form today Chipsticks! Thank You!!!!!

  6. June 17, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    From the White House web site:

    In the morning, President Obama takes part in G-8 plenary session on counter-terrorism.
    President Obama takes part in the G-8 plenary session on trade, tax, and transparency.
    Later, President Obama attends the G-8 working lunch on development.
    President Obama takes part in the G-8 closing session.
    In the evening, the President travels to Berlin, Germany, where he meets with German officials and deliver a speech at the Brandenburg Gate.

    In the morning, President Obama meets with German President Gauck at Schloss Bellevue.
    President Obama meets and lunches with German Chancellor Merkel at the Chancellery. There is a joint open press conference.
    President Obama gives an address at the Brandenburg Gate. This event is open press.
    President Obama meets with Peer Steinbrueck of the Social Democratic Party.
    In the evening, President Obama attends a dinner and reception hosted by Chancellor Merkel at Schloss Charlottenburg.
    President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama return to the United States.


  7. 23 rikyrah
    June 17, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Chips, you absolutely rock

  8. June 17, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Thanks so much to Chips and ut for all the foreign coverage. We would be so lost without you. BRAVA!!

  9. 38 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 17, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    You are so FANTASTIC, Chips!!! Thank you for all the detailed information on the President and First Families activities that you have shared with the TOD community today.

    #FORWARD Together

  10. 60 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 17, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    • 61 0388jojothecat
      June 18, 2013 at 12:32 am

      What a remarkable young woman. I am so glad that young people around the world are being exposed to PBO and our FLOTUS.

  11. 62 vitaminlover
    June 17, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    I am pleased to see the exposure that the First Daughters are getting AS First Daughters. The travel, cultural exposure, education, learning how to be elegant young ladies….and more.

    • 63 LDS
      June 17, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      Vitaminlover, I agree totally with you. Mrs. Robinson has her hands in that and I know FLOTUS is forever grateful.
      The fruits of her and Mr. Robinson’s labor are evident. They done good…….real good( as we would say where I come from)

      • 64 vitaminlover
        June 17, 2013 at 11:40 pm

        Yes, First Grandmother does have her hand all over that. Also I feel that she truly loves President Obama as her own son…which is very good also.

  12. 65 globalcitizenlinda
    June 17, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Betting $10,000 that Putin is 1 leader who did not have a good night – loosing the battle of wills can be exhausting

  13. 66 sabreen60
    June 17, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Thank you so much Ms. Chips. I always feel that a “thank you” is so insufficient for what the blogs means to me.

    • 67 jacquelineoboomer
      June 17, 2013 at 11:45 pm

      I totally agree with that! Wish somebody would come up with new words to “adequately” thank Chips, because she’s our shining star.

  14. 68 Jovie
    June 17, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Is Christie in the Mob?

  15. 73 amk for obama
    June 17, 2013 at 11:13 pm


    • 74 lisalovesobama
      June 17, 2013 at 11:17 pm

      So true! Speak it Dr. Jill! Speak it! Speaking of which, I’m gonna go engage in some stalking……..

  16. 75 africa
    June 17, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Anyone else watching PBO on Charlie Rose? It is supposed to be on in my market, but it is not. Chips, I know you and UT have killed it here today, but any chance when Charlie Rose becomes available you can put it up please? Zizi is watching it in her market, and tweeting some of the good stuff.

  17. 79 africa
    June 17, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    • 80 anniebella
      June 17, 2013 at 11:25 pm

      I am so piss with Bill Clinton. Why can’t Clinton just keep his dam mouth close? He think he is all that. If Hillary were to run and win, would we have a President Hillary and Co-President Bill.

  18. 83 africa
    June 17, 2013 at 11:16 pm

  19. 84 LDS
    June 17, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Ms. Chips, finally catching up…..
    What a wonderful day for Our First Family and us here! Thank you and everyone here for making this trip another memorable event. I never even bother to watch MSM whenever POB travels abroad because it is simply a waste of time. The warm reception and genuine love and respect is just what POTUS and FLOTUS needs and deserves after dealing with these ungrateful, spineless, racist right, left and in between fools who seems to take pleasure in disrespecting this President every chance they get. I enjoy and look forward to these trips abroad. It seems to rejuvenate Our President and First Lady. It certainly makes me smile and joy in my heart knowing there are others all around the world who appreciates them as we do here.
    Thank you, Ms. Chips, UT, Zizi, LL, etc., for all you do.
    Sweet sleep, EVERYONE!

  20. 85 amk for obama
    June 17, 2013 at 11:17 pm

  21. June 17, 2013 at 11:18 pm

  22. 87 africa
    June 17, 2013 at 11:19 pm

  23. 88 amk for obama
    June 17, 2013 at 11:20 pm

  24. 89 a4alice
    June 17, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    bah! I can’t catch up but it all looks fantastic as usual! Gotta go to bed!

    Nite TOD


  25. 90 africa
    June 17, 2013 at 11:22 pm

  26. June 17, 2013 at 11:23 pm

  27. June 17, 2013 at 11:24 pm

  28. 94 amk for obama
    June 17, 2013 at 11:25 pm


  29. 95 africa
    June 17, 2013 at 11:25 pm

  30. 97 LDS
    June 17, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    That’s what a Commander-In-Chief sounds like.
    Thank you God for a President who is not eager to send other folks sons and daughter to war.

  31. June 17, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Annoyed: why the **** is the BarackObama twitter account RTiing BuzzFeed? What idiot did that? Have they any friggin’ idea they’re GOPolitico-lite, complete with their Koch connections? Jesus.

  32. 99 amk for obama
    June 17, 2013 at 11:35 pm

  33. 100 anniebella
    June 17, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Well I guess it’s time for bed, before I do I want to say this. I hope no one picks on Billy for being dumbstruck when he met FLOTUS.

  34. 102 amk for obama
    June 17, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    punk bastid.

  35. 103 amk for obama
    June 17, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    • 105 carolyn
      June 18, 2013 at 12:12 am

      Okay……does this Atlantic Trade partnership agreement mean we can get Italian shoes and purses cheaper?????!!!!!

  36. June 18, 2013 at 12:01 am

    JHC, some guy is upset that the Commander-in-Chief of the United States is playing with a water gun?

    • 107 jacquelineoboomer
      June 18, 2013 at 12:27 am

      Yes, I saw that earlier in the day. Pretty sure the “little men in white coats” have come to collect him by now, with or without his tin foil hat.

      I’m fully expecting somebody tomorrow to say that the gray shirt the President was wearing recently is giving a secret signal to the “Commies” or something, and is bad for the children.

    • 108 anniebella
      June 18, 2013 at 5:27 am

      That comment about POTUS with the water gun was stupid.

  37. 109 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    June 18, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Foreign trips are the best. Thanks for the news Ms. Chips. Trying to catch up on the day before I pass out.

    That little ******* Snowden is really full of his own importance eh?

    Can see the President seems completely unfazed by these antics.

  38. June 18, 2013 at 12:02 am

  39. 111 carolyn
    June 18, 2013 at 12:04 am

    I just watched Charlie Rose’s interview with PBO. If you can get it, do watch it. It is superb. Charlie asks good probing questions, and the president gives solid, complete, thoughtful answers, and Charlie lets him talk. The President got a LOT of information across to the person willing to listen. The first subject was Syria, and he is very well aware of the extremes on both sides, and will take his deliberate way to work through this problem. No one is going to push and pull him. He told Charlie that unless you have been in the situation room and listened to all the military and other people explain ALL the ramifications of every conceivable option, and what could and should happen and what should not happen…..you have no business giving advice. This is complex.
    As I watched I just said a prayer of thankfulness that this man is president of the U.S. right now, and let’s face it, he is president of the world too.

  40. 112 sabreen60
    June 18, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Loved President Obama’s responses to Charlie Rose questions. PBO would not allow Charlie to force him to committing to providing heavy arms or no-fly zones in Syria. Of course he ripped Snowden and Greenwald new “ones” without ever mentioning their names.

  41. 114 amk for obama
    June 18, 2013 at 12:08 am

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