Tee Time

Aileen Mahoney, 8, shows the special wave she plans to use to get the attention of the president as he passes by in his motorcade in Martha’s Vineyard


… at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard. President Obama’s foursome included Marvin Nicholson, Robert Wolf, and Sam Kass.

Thank yoooooooou LP for the extra pics

Newsie stuff in the morning, I think we all needed a break today – especially when we had Donna Dem’s birthday to celebrate!

Chat away evening/night owls.

125 Responses to “Tee Time”

  1. 1 Allison
    August 11, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Hello all !

    • 2 Allison
      August 11, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      I hope PBO enjoyed his game of golf today !

      • 3 vcprezofan2
        August 11, 2013 at 9:06 pm

        I bet he did! Good company, no GOPs nattering in the background – I bet he did! Good work up top there, Allison!

      • 4 arkluvspbo
        August 11, 2013 at 9:53 pm

        He looks like he enjoyed it immensely. I love the picture of that little girl…she looks so happy to see him.

    • August 11, 2013 at 9:07 pm

      Helloooooooooooooooooooooooooo Allison!!!

    • August 11, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Congrats on #1, Allison.

      Did you see the link that dotster3 provided earlier? (I think she’s on Twitter, but is pretty igcognito about it.)

      • 7 nathkatun7
        August 12, 2013 at 2:57 am

        Arapaho, I thought that some GOP U.S. Senators regard the president as “exotic.” The last time I checked, quite a few past American presidents enjoyed playing golf. I include in that company, the lovable Gerald Ford who was not known for his accuracy but was enthusiastic about his golf game. Full disclosure: I really don’t know much about golf, although I earned 3 units in PE credits ( a “C”) when I took it in college, way back in 1966. I highly doubt that I could have played as well as President Ford. All I am saying is what does President Obama have to do, other than swallowing a pill to make himself completely white, for right wingers to accept him as a typical American? I think President Obama is the most athletic President in my life time. There is no doubt that he is the most knowledgeable President about Basketball. But he is also well versed in baseball, football, soccer, hockey and golf. I don’t care what the Obama haters say, but President Obama is, without a doubt, the most well rounded president in my lifetime. What we have in President Obama is an avid sportsman with a first rate intellect and sharp political skills.

    • 8 arkluvspbo
      August 11, 2013 at 9:52 pm

      Hi Allison, congrats on numero uno :).

  2. 9 vitaminlover
    August 11, 2013 at 9:04 pm


  3. 10 vcprezofan2
    August 11, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Okay, CC, what did you bring for supper? I’ve been patiently waiting.

  4. 13 vcprezofan2
    August 11, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Tea time? Ugh! I need real food!

  5. 14 vitaminlover
    August 11, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Where are the girls?

  6. 17 utaustinliberal
    August 11, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Aileen Mahoney – What a delightful kid!

    • 18 globalcitizenlinda
      August 12, 2013 at 12:11 am

      Happy child who appears to know what it means to love and respect others and especially PBO.

      I believe Ms Aileen Mahoney learned this love and respect of PBO from those around her – look at the expression of the adult gentleman standing by her (he appears very proud of Ms Aileen’s attitude) and the information on the handmade poster says all that needs to be said.

      Thanks to the people in Martha’s Vineyard

  7. August 11, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    GE Chips, TOD……anytime dear! Congrats on the 4-way tie TOD’ers

    A large number of people in developing countries suffer from a lack of access to electricity and safe drinking water. mexican design consultancy NOS have created ‘photoflow’ a product designed to collect these precious natural resources and to help distribute them to the masses. most developing countries are located near the equator and they receive more sunlight and rainfall than other places, however these basic amenities are not easily available. ‘photoflow’ aims to solve this issue, building upon the designs of existing rooftop containers, the simple device is made from recycled materials and composed of eight identical triangular photovoltaic modules that are mounted on commercial or custom water tanks. assembled together they form an octagon with a slight slope of 3 degrees, which allows water to funnel into the central filter. the water path then continues through a hose that directly flows into the water tank.

    • 20 globalcitizenlinda
      August 12, 2013 at 12:17 am

      thank you so much for sharing info – very useful to so many!

      I am very interested in this – spent this Saturday talking about water capture and solar energy in a developing country (yes, at the equator). I have taken notes from your post and will explore this company and device

  8. August 11, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Now the unsustainable side of the spectrum………. but SO COOL!!

  9. 23 vcprezofan2
    August 11, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Is that Sam with all that hair, or is he not visible? I can’t think when I’ve see him lately, so he could very well have grown his hair.

    • 24 globalcitizenlinda
      August 12, 2013 at 12:23 am

      Mr, Sam Kass was in another video (from CBS in Boston) which carried the story about PBO vacy. – and he seemed not to have changed his “hair style

  10. August 11, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    This is sickening……..

    • 30 vitaminlover
      August 11, 2013 at 9:20 pm

      Talk about peer pressure! There is no way that I would be joining in with that dumb cheering crowd. I love and respect my President. I respected previous Presidents. It come with the office.

    • August 11, 2013 at 9:21 pm

      Yeah, there were a couple of threads on the previous post on this.

      These Rush Limbaugh types think they’re too clever, but sane people don’t want to associate themselves with outright bigotry.

      • 32 nathkatun7
        August 11, 2013 at 11:12 pm

        “These Rush Limbaugh types think they’re too clever…,”

        Arapaho, you absolutely spot-on. These people have been propagandized by Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones, Sean Hannity, and other right wing talk radio hosts!

    • 33 dotster3
      August 11, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      And another disgusting fact of this ugly incident—–the announcer who kept escalating the anti-Obama hysteria was not only president of the Mo. Rodeo Assoc. but also the local superintendent of schools there. Unbelievable.

    • 34 anniebella
      August 11, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      A bunch of racists ass idiots, that’s who they are.

    • 37 globalcitizenlinda
      August 12, 2013 at 12:29 am

  11. August 11, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Did I miss Chips’ posting this video here? I don’t dare open another window to check R&S right now:

    Love this video!

  12. 40 donna dem 4 obama
    August 11, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks again Ms. Chips and my TOD family!

    I am pooped! It was a fantastic birthday.

    We saw Fruitvale Station this evening and there was not a dry eye in the theater. I highly recommend this movie. It is an emotionally charged and profound story. My heart aches for his mother, daughter and girlfriend.

  13. August 11, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    “Top Recipients of Financial Industry PAC Contributions in the House:”

  14. August 11, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    A little light-hearted break. I had completely forgotten about Noel Harrison.

  15. August 11, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I tweeted out the Denver Post article because I thought the article had a compelling photo:

  16. 48 GGail
    August 11, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I have a new 21″ monitor and now my TOD opens and only covers half the vertical width of the screen. How do I make it wider?

    • August 11, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      Oh yikes. GGail, you know by now I am severely useless at solving these mysteries, hopefully someone with a big techy brain will be along soon. Does zooming in/out of the page on your browser help at all??

    • August 11, 2013 at 9:41 pm

      Are you on Windows or Mac?

      Hopefully Bobfr or some other ‘puter whiz is lurking. I’m pretty much all thumbs with computers. 😦

    • 75 jackiegrumbacher
      August 12, 2013 at 7:54 am

      GGail–I’ve had that problem since I got a larger monitor a year ago. I don’t think it’ has anything to do with the settings because it only happens with TOD. I was frustrated at first, but now have gotten used to it. But please, I’m the most electronically challenged person I know, so don’t take my word for it. Only know that this was my experience, as well.

  17. August 11, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Dems need to push back on how “bad” TARP, Fannie, Freddie are (the teeniest sliver in this chart).

    They’ve got the facts on their side, yet allow the RWNJs to control the narrative (since the MSM is on the side of RWNJs and Hillary — until she tosses her hat in the actual ring).

  18. 77 vcprezofan2
    August 11, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    I’m signing off early tonight. Sweet dreams, everyone!

    ‘No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.’ ~Albert Einstein

  19. 79 GGail
    August 11, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Good night all. Today has been a lovely day Chipsticks for celebrating Donna’s birthday & the First Family vacation.

    August 12, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Confession time – have been lurking here since 2008. Mega crush on Prez Obama – gorgeous, brilliant, loving husband, super-dad and on-so sexy!!! But I’m right across the planet – in Malaysia…so this is my haven. I’ve come out of the closet coz desperate for information. There’s a rumour PBO may be coming to our shores for the Global Entreprenuer Summit on 10-11 October. Its still a big MAY, so can anyone confirm his Oct schedule, before I wipe-out my savings for the tickets??!!

    • August 12, 2013 at 7:06 am

      Hi there Obamaranee, thank you for saying hello!

      It looks like the President will be visiting Malaysia in October, just found this:

      US President Barack Obama will travel to Malaysia for an October summit, said deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes.

      Obama will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Rhodes said today in a message on the social networking site Twitter. The two-day summit is scheduled for October 11-12.– Bloomberg


  21. 82 idon
    August 12, 2013 at 12:10 am

    I’m here every day but I haven’t posted for awhile because of real life. I loved loved the picture of PBO and FLOTUS. Oh I love her yellow dress with and without the belt. Geez. She is so gorgeous!!

  22. 83 globalcitizenlinda
    August 12, 2013 at 12:31 am

    • 84 arkluvspbo
      August 12, 2013 at 8:04 am

      They are truly a bunch of very angry people, and its not the president they’re angry with, it’s themselves…everything they say is about themselves, just by reading between the lines.

  23. 85 globalcitizenlinda
    August 12, 2013 at 12:33 am

  24. 86 hopefruit2
    August 12, 2013 at 12:39 am

    • 87 globalcitizenlinda
      August 12, 2013 at 1:18 am

      I was just starting to link to this story – no doubt these orders will make a difference in the lives of so many

    • 88 HZ
      August 12, 2013 at 1:25 am

      Love our AG. He is getting things done at the DOJ. They have not seen anything yet. You do your thing, Mr. Attorney General. Going down in the history books along with the best President of the United States as the best Attorney General ever. Lord, I hope and pray that I will be able to still be here and read the books and books or listen to the AD Books. I will be grateful for either. TY.

      Now, I am going to listen again to the lovely young lady that was introduced to our TOD family today by our wonderful “Cultural Funnel,” none other than Mr. Yardarm. TY yardarm.


      Beautiful Night to all.HZ

  25. 90 HZ
    August 12, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Thanks Chips for being the beautiful and so loving’ Best Blog Chief’ ever!. I need to tell you, “Thank you for being here for me and so many others who are lifted up daily because of you.” (((((( Love you, Chips))))))HZ

    Thanks to all of your wonderful contributors who come and give you a rest. I am so grateful. You all make my heart sing with joy. We are doing a great work by supporting a wonderful President. What a joy to be living during this time ,no matter how hard they want to make it for him and millions of Americans. We will prevail.

    Donna, I hope you enjoyed your beautiful birthday.

    I say good night with this quote: ” The curve of a smile can set a lot of things straight.” Author Unknown.

    Good Night Mr. President and our beautiful First Lady. Enjoy your vacation. ()HZ

  26. 91 jacquelineoboomer
    August 12, 2013 at 2:19 am

    Goodnight, TODville. One good thing to keep in mind … when we all hit “Rise and Shine” in the morning, Barack Obama will STILL be President of the United States! A vacationing President, true, but STILL our President!

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    Encourage outstanding young people in your life to consider applying

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  47. 117 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 12, 2013 at 7:35 am

    (The Root) — Earlier this year, Cheerios generated extensive media attention — and countless racist comments online — for becoming the first major American brand to feature a mixed-race family in a television advertisement. Now, an ad for a political campaign is poised to be just as groundbreaking, and potentially controversial.

    This weekend television advertisements began airing starring the teenage son of New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio. De Blasio is white, his wife, Chirlane McCray, is black, and their son, Dante, sports a sizable Afro in the ad, in which he makes the case for why he believes his father is the best candidate for mayor. You can watch the ad by clicking link.

  48. 118 dotster3
    August 12, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Some nitwit(s) must have crabbed about Bo going on vacay. I see David Frum trying to come to the rescue on twitter, to set the record straight. The haters never run out of stuff to hate re. Obama. Almost all of it looks like sheer desperation.

    • August 12, 2013 at 8:37 am

      No, it’s the racist GOP (koch -sponsored) media once again, spreading anti-Obama propaganda with their highly manipulated, unrepresentative comments’ section where they allow paid GOP operatives, Republican media employees free reign while censoring ordinary folks’ positive comments.

      • 120 99ts
        August 12, 2013 at 9:04 am

        There is so much hate in some of the comments – it has to be “paid for abuse”. The media in my world is equally to the right – they attacked Julia Gillard until the fool Rudd decided he could defeat her in the party room & now they are attacking Rudd in the same way. Why on earth did he think they would support him? Fool. The comments/letters are all about the terrible things the government has done & the RW opposition (who will probably win the election) is offering to cut company income tax. NOTHING changes – nothing.

        I retrieved my sense of reality by listening to Glenda Jackson tell the truth about Margaret Thatcher – which equally applies to all RW politicians since the 1970s.

  49. 121 hopefruit2
    August 12, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Just so folks are aware, the latest rash of racist stuff being reported in the media, from the Arizona & FLorida “protestors” to the MO Rodeo stuff are carefully orchestrated acts sponsored by GOP political operatives. Don’t think for a minute these are random events…this is the ONLY way the GOP can get votes in the 2014 midterms. The media is just playing along – pretending to be just reporting, but doing their part to help spread racist propaganda.

    Another thing to be aware of is that the online comments sections of most news outlets are highly manipulated, and not representative of the public. When 95% of a comments’ section is negative with the most vile, hateful rhetoric about a President who won with 51% off the vote, you KNOW that something is amiss. Positive comments are censored or removed, and only the most nasty, anti-Obama stuff is allowed. Also, some of these sections are also filled with paid GOP political operatives posing as “ordinary” people.

    • August 12, 2013 at 12:41 pm

      HopeFruit2! Thank you for pointing out the political backstory to this nasty event in Missouri. We must continue to educate everyone around us to the tactics the republicans are using to defeat our awesome President. The republican party has the defeat of our President and his agenda for the middle-class as its ONLY goal in 2014. They want to deny him of a Presidential Legacy. We must continue to “Have His Back!” They use the most vile and divisive slogans and people to put forth their argument for republican governance. We cannot begin too early to communicate our support for President Obama, his agenda, and the Democratic Party for the 2014 elections. We shall need to give money to OFA, to give time to the grassroots activities, and to stay online to comment in those MSM forums in support of President Obama. Our future, and the nation’s future is at stake. In 2014, we have to prove how awesome our President is, and we have to prove we can win. “Yes We Can!”

  50. 123 hopefruit2
    August 12, 2013 at 8:49 am

  51. 124 desertflower
    August 12, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Morning! http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2013/08/ag-holder-to-take-another-step-in.html

    AG Holder to take another step in ending the war on drugs

    Tonight AG Holder will give a speech in which he will announce the end of the use of mandatory minimum prison sentences for low level drug users.
    In a major shift in criminal justice policy, the Obama administration will move on Monday to ease overcrowding in federal prisons by ordering prosecutors to omit listing quantities of illegal substances in indictments for low-level drug cases, sidestepping federal laws that impose strict mandatory minimum sentences for drug-related offenses.

    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., in a speech at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco on Monday, is expected to announce the new policy as one of several steps intended to curb soaring taxpayer spending on prisons and help correct what he regards as unfairness in the justice system, according to his prepared remarks.

    Saying that “too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long and for no good law enforcement reason,” Mr. Holder is planning to justify his policy push in both moral and economic terms.

    Good, important changes…

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