Let The Sparks Fly!

President Obama in his orange (NO. Salmon) shirt. (Orange according to Chipsticks because everything has to look like cheesy puffs. This is SALMON) I overrule everyone.


Pres. Obama (in his SALMON shirt), First Daughter Malia Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama watch the fireworks display from the roof of the White House – Pete Souza








121 Responses to “Let The Sparks Fly!”

  1. 1 GGail
    July 4, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    You, you you!!!

  2. July 4, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Happy Independance Day!

  3. 9 GGail
    July 4, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Congrats CarolMae – we’re tied πŸ™‚

  4. 10 Layla
    July 4, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Oh look! Salmon colored fireworks!

  5. July 4, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Congrats to Carol and GGail for 1st πŸ™‚

  6. 14 a4alice
    July 4, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Hmmmm…… I say…… Light Red….. πŸ™‚

  7. July 4, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Apparently zizi done solved the puzzle…

  8. 19 a4alice
    July 4, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    BTW Chips congratulations on 20.000.000! And all the countries that have visited in just the past year alone! holy cow! πŸ™‚

  9. 20 arkluvspbo
    July 4, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Look at those two…they look like they had a little afternoon delight! Love love love.
    Congrats, Chips on your milestone — it’s amazing how this community has been brought together all around the WORLD. We are a global community.

  10. July 4, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    I’m so looking forward to Pete releasing the 2013 July 4th silhouette pic of our First Couple. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  11. 24 dotster3
    July 4, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    LOL—I’m Breaking News! on twitter, with my most astute observation that the color is indeed Sweet Red Georgia Clay. (before Gail informed she knew sweet red Georgia clay, and I didn’t, and I was horribly mistaken) πŸ™‚ I can’t believe I was wrong—-that hardly ever happens.

  12. 36 anniebella
    July 4, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Will the Obamas still be going to Camp David tomorrow? Or will POTUS be hanging around because of the crisis in Egypt?

  13. July 4, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Goldie gives a shout out to Joy and our UT!!! For posting her article πŸ™‚

  14. 38 vcprezofan2
    July 4, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    You know, someone should be brave enough to inform the village that Chips and the (colour) gang are all a little touched in the head. Why else would they be discussing the president’s shirt hours after he’s probably already taken it off? The ‘poor’ man cannot win. i) Wears blue shirt. –>Too much blue, time for change. ii) Wears pink shirt. –>Not pink, salmon-clay-desert rose-…. iii) Wears no shirt –>SWOON! Maybe the latter alternative isn’t such a bad option after all. Let’s hint at that for next year. Or if that’s too much for old hearts, maybe a white tank top – I mean, how many shades of white are there? Surely not as many as pink-salmon-pink-dusty rose-aramanth pink-…

    • July 4, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      Vc, I’ve been warning them…I told them that PBO sent a text saying knock it off, yet they don’t listen. Soon they will have MSNBC on the case.

      Alas, If PBO had not tried to outsmart Dotster and I when we speculated earlier about his Navy blue shirt, all this chaos could have been avoided. 😦 😦

    • 42 utaustinliberal
      July 4, 2013 at 10:49 pm

      Says the person who drunk tweeted that Pres. Obama was wearing an orangeish-yellowish shirt.

      • 43 vcprezofan2
        July 4, 2013 at 11:29 pm

        /holding my head with both hands/ My poor maligned character! Shall I attempt to ‘clear the air’?

        FTR: I was having a PRIVATE conversation here at home in the village after someone mentioned desert rose (or something such) and I remarked that I would not have associated that colour with the desert. Reminded of sunrise in the desert, I admitted I hadn’t thought of that, though that would suggest a yellowish-orangey shade to me (don’t remember my wording exactly but the record will show). I was not speaking about PBO’s shirt per se. AND my (old) computer was acting up anyway so I was not keeping as close tabs on twitter or other convos here as I would have liked. So can you now imagine my shock to see my words taken out of context and published – PUBLISHED – without my prior written permission? Can you empathize? In fact, it seems like the party in question plotted ahead with her twitter cronies to gather my words, as they were prefaced with a number [BREAKING IIII ???] Not only had my words been listened to and broadcasted abroad, but (computer) pictures were taken, and those too were disseminated (and made fun of by you – but I won’t address that here). For all I know there might even be pictures of me at the computer floating around out there! I WAS NOT DRUNK!! I was SPIED upon and my data collected and then shared. The similarities between this and the Snowden scenario is troubling. What is happening to privacy in this country? Is all this legal?

  15. July 4, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    PBO’s shirt is salmon or guava pink, or both.

  16. 47 donna dem 4 obama
    July 4, 2013 at 10:09 pm


    Happy 4th!!

    I’ve missed you all. I want to thank all of you who sent me messages of support this week. My niece if physically recovered and will get the treatment and care she needs to make a full recovery. It’s been a trying week but we have persevered.

    For the record I am in complete agreement with UT that the shirt is SALMON!!! πŸ˜‰

  17. July 4, 2013 at 10:14 pm

  18. 63 amk for obama
    July 4, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Had to post this before I go away.

    • July 4, 2013 at 10:20 pm


      Good one amk!

    • July 4, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      Now that’s funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 66 anniebella
      July 4, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      I know it’s a joke, but that is cruel, POTUS would never do anything like that.

      • 67 anniebella
        July 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm

        Part of me wanted to laugh, the other part said no.

      • 68 vcprezofan2
        July 4, 2013 at 10:54 pm

        I’m with you on this one, Annieb. IMO it’s good to have an understanding of PBO and instinctively feel what he would/wouldn’t say. IMO not many of the comedians, cartoonists, or journalist really get that, and sometimes they say things that would generally be considered funny but they just jar when PBO is involved. It’s like they go for the laugh line, without considering the clear evidence of this president’s personality or focus. When it seems unlike something he WOULD say, it’s hard for me to appreciate it .

        This reminds me of an incident I had recently. I met a girlfriend for lunch and she was telling me how she had bought her mom a Mother’s Day gift to see and hear Hillary Clinton speak. Naturally that led to a conversation about PBO in the course of which we ended in a discussion of his character. She likes him – I knew that – but figured he is not ‘perfect’ ; for example, once an open mike caught him saying mean and undiplomatic things about Canadian prime minister, Steven Harper. Knowing our president, I was shocked to hear this because a) it’s so unlike my knowledge of him, and b)not a hint of it was ever mentioned on the blog here. My friend promised to send me the link which she did. I read it, and realized it was totally out of character….but it was there in print! Of course FOX featured in it and so did O’Reiley, and the president supposedly made more than one negative comment. IMO there was NO WAY PBO would have said what was attributed to him – it was a conversation (not even one comment) making fun of Steven Harper with his aide! The end was after clicking around for a while I discovered that it was done by a satire site. I sent that info to my girlfriend – who didn’t respond to it or mention it again , though we did email on another topic.

        • July 5, 2013 at 5:18 am

          I’m not sure that your friend actually truly likes the president. I think anyone who considers an opportunity to see HRC speak a worthy Mother’s day gift have got to be a strong Hillary supporter. It is true that many of them ultimately backed the president (have they any other rational choice?) but they are not very enthusiastic about him.

          The difference between you and her is in how quickly she was willing to believe and spread the story. No one in recent memory has been smeared as much as PBO and that is why any fair minded person should always double or triple check whenever they hear negative stories about him. Most of the time (95-99% of the time?) they have been false. Because you truly like the president, you chose to find the source and confirm the credibility of the story. Alas it is false!

          It is interesting that she was no longer interested in the story once you found and showed her the truth. I am pretty sure that she did not share your information to all the people that she has shared the smear with. Your friend might have voted for PBO (because she has no choice) but she definitely does not like the president.

          • 70 vcprezofan2
            July 5, 2013 at 3:19 pm

            Hi Boo! Finally getting around to saying ‘hi’. πŸ˜€ Appreciate your response; I do need to be fair to my friend and point out that I didn’t give all the details (because some of it is already recorded history on the blog) here. Briefly, the Hillary gift was for a mother who ‘adores’ the Clintons (older generation, naturally), and I’d be very, very surprised if friend had spread the PBO rumour then does not eventually clarify with those she may have told. (I don’t allow myself to get very close to too many people, so when I do, I like to think I’ve been very discriminating in my choice. πŸ˜‰ Then again, life is full of surprises! Anyways, I’m cool with finding out the truth and being able to discount her ‘evidence’ as non-existent.

    • 71 forus50
      July 4, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      LOL. Thanks amk!

    • 72 vcprezofan2
      July 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      Wait up! Didn’t you hear me calling you earlier? Wait! You have to take you-know-who with you, please. She has been stirring up the neighbourhood for hours now and giggling hysterically behind her hand. Please take her and help her get settled for the night.

    • 73 jacquelineoboomer
      July 4, 2013 at 10:44 pm

      To-die-for funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 75 nathkatun7
      July 4, 2013 at 11:28 pm

      Great one!.

  19. 76 nospin
    July 4, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Love the shirt POTUS is wearing and the color is clay.

    • July 4, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      Way to go nospin!!!!!

      • 78 utaustinliberal
        July 4, 2013 at 10:31 pm

        Wrong. Clay is what’s on the ground during the French Open. This is Salmon. I overrule everyone of you.

        • 79 nospin
          July 4, 2013 at 10:38 pm

          πŸ™‚ Sorry UT. You are brilliant and your work is top notch and I am okay with being over ruled but it doesn’t change the fact that the color of the shirt is clay.

      • 80 nospin
        July 4, 2013 at 10:34 pm

        well thank you Bobfr. Even if I had any doubt (and I don’t) logic would tell me, POTUS is coordinating with FLOTUS, this is 4th of July, she is wearing blue and white, his shirt would be some shade of red… and that muted color is clay.

        I like it. It looks great.

        • 81 utaustinliberal
          July 4, 2013 at 10:38 pm

          WRONG. The blog post says the shirt is salmon. Therefore it is salmon. Salmon is along the hue of pink and red. Clay is what’s at the French Open and that crap is ugly. Pres. Obama is wearing salmon.

        • July 4, 2013 at 10:40 pm

          Ah yes, nospin – complementary colors. A truly artistic touch and just what we expect from POTUS & FLOTUS πŸ™‚

          • 83 nospin
            July 4, 2013 at 10:43 pm

            Hey Bobfr, why do I get the feeling that you are enjoying this. lololololololol I have got to admit I think it is pretty funny. All this hullabaloo because the President wore a clay colored shirt on July 4th. Who would have thought….

    • 85 utaustinliberal
      July 4, 2013 at 10:30 pm

      That is not clay. Clay is what’s on the ground during the French Open. You and Bob are 100% wrong.

      • 86 nospin
        July 4, 2013 at 10:40 pm

        πŸ™‚ whispering softly in my sing song voice while skipping away …….Clay, clay, clay.

  20. 87 Anjo
    July 4, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    The colour of the shirt is Caribbean Sunset the same shade as salmon, pink, orange, purple and shades and nuances in between. As we are all looking at it on screens none of us are sure but we are all sure that if we have seen a Caribbean Sunset that what it looks like and if we haven’t then that’s what we think it is. Regardless of the colour or shade my President is looking just sexily FINE End of story.

  21. July 4, 2013 at 10:26 pm

  22. 94 amk for obama
    July 4, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    And I am outta here.

  23. 96 Layla
    July 4, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Ok must go to bed so I can get up early so I can have a nap in the afternoon so I can be at work for midnight! Good night all, don’t let the salmon bite!

  24. 97 dotster3
    July 4, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Autumn berry?

  25. 100 utaustinliberal
    July 4, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    I overrule EVERYONE. I say the shirt is salmon. The blog post says the shirt is salmon, so the shirt is S-A-L-M-O-N. Discussion over. If anyone disagrees with me, I will send him/her to spam…including you Chiparoo. πŸ˜€

  26. July 4, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Great fun Chips & UT …. you sure know how to drive page hits!!!

    Kos and the other EMOPROGS should take heed and clearly MSNBC executives wouldn’t be watching their ratings circle the drain if they had you as advisers. (btw, that MSNBC part is quite accurate).

    #FORWARD Together (Laughing as we go)

    • 104 nospin
      July 4, 2013 at 10:46 pm

      Bobfr you identified the color as clay. πŸ™‚ And you would be 100% right. Again.

      Hey… that link does show the shirt PO is wearing and the color is clay. There you go. Solved.

      • 105 utaustinliberal
        July 4, 2013 at 10:48 pm

        Nope. I asked people who work in fashion and it’s not clay. It’s salmon.

        • 106 nospin
          July 4, 2013 at 10:54 pm

          the above link supports our case that the color is in fact clay and my guess is the color was identified by someone in fashion. πŸ™‚

          • 107 utaustinliberal
            July 4, 2013 at 10:56 pm

            Nope. PBO didn’t buy his shirt from Nordstrom. I saw the link on Twitter earlier that had the name of the clothing store and the exact shirt. It’s salmon and it was from a clothing outlet Pres. Obama has said in the past that he purchases his clothes, ties, and suits from.

          • 108 nospin
            July 4, 2013 at 10:57 pm

            and by Bobfr and me. We win. What’s the prize? πŸ™‚

            • 109 nathkatun7
              July 4, 2013 at 11:47 pm

              I think we need a TOD vote to determine the winner of this crucial debate about the color of the President’s shirt.

      • July 4, 2013 at 10:49 pm

        Yep & I’m sure the Nordstrom folk are delighted he’s wearing one of their featured summer shirts πŸ™‚

        • 111 utaustinliberal
          July 4, 2013 at 10:51 pm

          It’s not from Nordstrom. I forget the name of the designer but it’s from a place Pres. Obama has mentioned that he frequently purchases his clothes and suits.

  27. 112 dotster3
    July 4, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    This year’s WH works photo—Souza

  28. July 4, 2013 at 10:40 pm

  29. 115 Dudette
    July 4, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    LOL! I was a couple threads back, but had to get in on this one!! πŸ˜€

  30. July 4, 2013 at 10:43 pm

  31. 119 Anjo
    July 4, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Shirt Colour Hearings will be held in the Issa toilet in Room 00 on Capital Hill, colour blind witnesses only, please line up on the right..Gallery members against scandals please keep quiet no signs allowed

  32. 120 yardarm756
    July 4, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    This hurt my heart. And all the cable media care about is scandal, controversy, violence, and porn!

  33. 121 HZ
    July 4, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    I am going with Bobfr, “Clay.” I will take my wonderful president in his ‘fine clay’ any fourth of July day. POTUS is looking mighty fine with our beautiful FLOTUS on the celebration of our lovely First Daughter’s 15th birthday.

    The country is so blessed as we watch our president in his new Clay tailored shirt for his first celebration of July 4th commencing his second term. Mr. President, your TOD family loves the color selection of your new shirt. The color complements our beautiful First Lady’s lovely dress as well.

    Mr. President, we love the shirt and we love the brilliant gentleman in that Clay shirt, our President, Barack Obama.

    DonnaDem, great news concerning your niece. () still going forth for her. Take good care of her and yourself. You are so special to all of us. HZ

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