134 Responses to “Trick or Treat?”

  1. 1 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2013 at 8:01 pm


  2. 6 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    HA! The pictures don’t lie. The President is wearing…..ding! ding! ding! ——-> ORANGE.

  3. 15 desertflower
    October 31, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Black and salmon???

  4. 16 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 31, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Nice to see Mrs. Robinson! I had missed her.

  5. 17 Nena20409
    October 31, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Wow, Orage is the Color today at the WH.

    Lovely Photographs.


  6. October 31, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Congrats UT! . . .

  7. 25 Allison
    October 31, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Gorgeous pictures! Thanks Chips

  8. 26 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Here we go. Conservative New Orleans court screws over women in Texas. Happy Halloween!

  9. 27 vcprezofan2
    October 31, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    (InaneKnoller) Obamas and entourage sneaked off again without notifying the pool! Something should be done about the President not waiting for the pool EACH time he’s about to me. Seems like he’s trying to hide something.

  10. October 31, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Great photos. Dogs are color blind. . .
    Please remember not to give your dog any chocolate tonight or grapes/raisins, onions, milk. . .
    Keep certain plants away too, like philodendron and at Christmas poinsettias. Woof! Woof! I want to play with Bo, Sunny, Danny, Jovies new dog, anymore?

  11. October 31, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Awesome turnaround on the collection of wonderful pics, Chips!

  12. 33 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 31, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Michele “Bats in the Belfry” Bachmann here again. AMERICA! Do you see how much this imposter in the White House loves Halloween, THE DEVIL’S HOLIDAY?!?!?!? Doesn’t that tell you all you need to know about this interloper????? AMERICA! If we don’t do something soon, no NOW, if we don’t do something NOW, this man will make Halloween our only holiday and cancel Christmas and Thanksgiving! AMERICA, WAKE UP BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE! Listen to me or you’re all going to HELL! 👿

    Now excuse me while I go to sit on the ultra top-secret, super-duper sensitive Intelligence Committee Hearing.

    • 34 vcprezofan2
      October 31, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      I was about to ask you if you had finished quietly repaying all your misused funds, but I see you still are attending hearings, so I guess not. vc

  13. 38 hopefruit2
    October 31, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    WOW… lovely pictures!

  14. 39 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    This is disgusting. Thousands of women will suffer all because conservatives want to control them and their bodies.

  15. 40 vcprezofan2
    October 31, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    BTW, you have outdone yourself with the layup, AND DECORATIONS, for this evening’s Hallowe’en festivities! It has been truly inspiring, and I’ve enjoyed each moment.

    Hopefruit, your planning was much appreciated. The exercise today was all the more fun because we skipped a year – thank you for remembering! Hope you had as much fun as the rest of us have had.

  16. 42 yardarm756
    October 31, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    (Ed Henry) Not much to say today. Too busy looking for exits and checking inputs from Fox on my iphone. 😦

  17. October 31, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    The Lovely Tally…..I mean “Herman Cain” was at my house helping me get my brother signed up for Obamacare.

    • 47 vcprezofan2
      October 31, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      Ah…I was hoping to find out what Herman’s up to these days. I was curious whether his wife had managed to find another way to get him out of the house so she could carry on with her peaceful life. Maybe he’ll look in later. vc

    • 48 dotster3
      October 31, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      What’s that stuck in his teeth? Pizza?

  18. 49 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2013 at 8:18 pm

  19. 50 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2013 at 8:19 pm

  20. 52 LadyTNT
    October 31, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    What’s up my brothers and sisters!! Tavis Smiley here!! So, I see that I am do irrelevant that even the person who was supposed to play me didn’t even show up. But that’s ok, I will go on one of these cable shows and be the uncle Tom I am and then everyone will be screaming my name (read cursing me out) on Twitter. Hopefruit, LadyTNT wanted me to let you know that she resents you not inviting her to participate the same way I resent Obama for not inviting me to the inauguration. Yea, I know that was a long time ago and I’m still upset, but I’m the freaking poverty pimp!! I help poor black people and that means I deserve an invitation automatically!! He hasn’t done anything for black folks!!! Oh, what have I done, you ask. Well, I write books that tell them what’s wrong and what everyone else is doing to help them. Whether they can afford the book is not my problem !! Well, I guess I will go sniff behind my main man Cornell and we can hate Barack together!! Peace out!!!

    • 53 hopefruit2
      October 31, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      This is awesome Mr. Travis, I mean Mr. Tavis. I am inviting you and Brother Doctor Prophet Reverend West for an exclusive MSNBC interview – letting us know what is wrong in Black community and why the current President has done nothing to fix it. And oh..yes, the inauguration tickets will be discussed of course!

      Best, Chuck

      • 54 LadyTNT
        October 31, 2013 at 9:13 pm

        Yes, I will be there with chai.. I mean bells on to let you know how he has failed the black community, especially when it comes to Obama care because he knows they don’t have computers or telephones or cars to go meet an agent or stamps to mail in the apps!!!!

  21. 55 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    The hell begins.

    • 56 desertflower
      October 31, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      Let me say this as nicely as I possibly can……SMALL GOVT MY DYING ASS!! KEEP YOUR ” SMALL GOVT” OUT OF MY DECISIONS ABOUT MY BODY!! WTF don’t they get about this???? Vote. Vote. Vote. Every time. No matter what. No excuses.

  22. 57 donna dem 4 obama
    October 31, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Hey son (Rand Paul) way to go being a natural jerk in blocking Ms. Yellen’s Fed Nomination today. Apple mustn’t fall far from the tree cause you know the Fed is bad and we must do away with it because Liberty, Freedom, Constitution and stuff. ~ Ron Paul

    • 58 dotster3
      October 31, 2013 at 9:44 pm

      Nature and nurture, daddy dear. You taught me well. Yeah, I’m blocking Yellen’s nomination —-because—-I can and I’m a ornery, fringe nut just like you, and I’ve got a fun little blackmail thing going on—-going to filibuster unless I get this investigation thingy I want—my peeps love investigations—-and it’s my way or the highway. And I don’t much like her, don’t really like women much. And I want some attention—-I’m in a Cruz war for the King of the Krazies.

  23. 59 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2013 at 8:24 pm

  24. October 31, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Chris Christie here. You all seem to be just full of yourselves mocking my friends the RWNJ’s. I am out here busting my grandiose ass in the second day of my FORCEFUL bus tour trying to lure uninformed voters and dumb democrats that they need to re-elect me as the Governor of the great state of New Jersey.

  25. 66 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2013 at 8:26 pm

  26. 67 donna dem 4 obama
    October 31, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Chips, these Halloween pics tonight are outstanding!!!

    Thanks for letting me play in the Halloween party today. I had a blast reading the various characters. TOD has such talented people!

    I leave you all with a Happy Halloween!!

    • October 31, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      All credit goes to the Pumpkin that is Hopefruit, Donna!!! Sorry, Ron 😆

      • 69 hopefruit2
        October 31, 2013 at 8:35 pm

        Nope…I only made random lists of names and costumes. That was the easy part (which anyone coulda done).

        All the rest was done by Chips (Ms. creativity herself), and all the fine and talented TODers who participated and played their roles better than I or anyone else could imagine!!!!

    • 70 susanne
      October 31, 2013 at 8:38 pm

      but but but…
      how can there be a halloween without crazy old uncle liberty to scare the little children?

  27. October 31, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Awesome photos! What a crazy night!

    More MSM fail:

    • 72 hopefruit2
      October 31, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHahahah…I knew this report was BOGUS!

    • 73 susanne
      October 31, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      wait…pretty good halloween prank, putting a hillary mask on the veep.

    • October 31, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      I cringed when I posted that tweet re: Huntsman’s father insisting that R-money paid no taxes on the previous thread because the headline for the article was “WH considered swapping out Biden.”

      Mark “Dick” Halperin considers politics as a game. He’s about as shallow and gossipy as they come. John Heilemann has penned some thoughtful pieces, but I’m sure the lure of big bucks by teaming up with “Dick” Halperin was too seductive for him.

      Should have said that I didn’t believe a word of swapping out Biden, and my respect for David Plouffe has re-doubled (he occupies the space just a few notches down from the First Family for me).

      Thanks, Meta, for posting!

    • November 1, 2013 at 12:46 am

      What’s all this about?

  28. 77 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 31, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Jon Huntsman here. Had planned to continue my “under the radar” operation, however, a funny thing happened on the way to obscurity — (1) someone put my name on the front page of an Obot sight called TOD; this led to lots of folks contacting me, begging that I be the GOP savior in 2016, see: jon2016.com (3) I must be seen as a 2016 threat because just today, TPM ran a “hit piece” on my daddy! Gonna have to give Georgie a call, y’all remember what happen the last time somebody messed with a GOP daddy…

    • 78 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      October 31, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      Ummmm, Jon here again — forget the “remember what happen the last time somebody messed with a GOP daddy” part; just joking…

    • October 31, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      As you know, Alycee (cough, cough, Jon), Huntsman Sr was the fella many of us suspected – that Mormon ‘inner circle’ was likely not at all happy about how much cash ol’Mitt was salting away, off shore, because they’d have no way of knowing if he was paying (aka tithing) the church on the income all those off shore accounts were generating.

    • 83 amk for obama
      October 31, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    • October 31, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      The NYT article on this book says that you (sorry) came across the worst in this book. That you gave the WH assurances of your fidelity, and, well we know the rest.

      The bright side is that in the circus tent of crazies that the GOP fielded last year, you came across as privileged but not mean, like all the others did.

      Should we take bets as to whether David “softball” Gregory will ask R-money about this on Sunday. My guess is there’s a zero chance that he will bring this up.

      So here we are in America, 2013. The obscenely wealthy pay no taxes, House Reps live high off the hog on farm subsidies that they voted for to enrich themselves, but have no twinge of conscience to think of the hungry needy in this country.

  29. 87 JER
    October 31, 2013 at 8:38 pm

  30. 88 vcprezofan2
    October 31, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Hear ye! Hear ye! Heads up! Some real news from the Knoller guy!

  31. 89 jacquelineoboomer
    October 31, 2013 at 8:44 pm

  32. 91 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2013 at 8:46 pm

  33. 92 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2013 at 8:46 pm

  34. 97 andogriff
    October 31, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Happy Halloween everyone! (Great photos Ms Chips!) Jane Hamsher here…. forget Huntsman, we need to get my man RAND PAUL elected in 2016, he’ll soon repeal this dreadful Obamacare that is such an AFFRONT to our God-given AMERICAN FREEDOMS! Rand Paul has that Natural Born Killer Instinct that would make him perfect for the job. And I should know! 😆

    • 98 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      October 31, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      Jane, Jane, Jane you dumb, never mind — SNL flash back… Jane my dear, you know there is NO WAY Aqua Buddha can win the SANE center left vote. I on the other hand am a great compromise candidate — I ran the ultra conservative state of Utah, I crossed party lines and served my country working for WhatsHisName. I’m the PERFECT “under the radar” candidate. Just wait, next election, it won’t be GOP vs Dem, it will be me — Three-Way!

      • 99 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        October 31, 2013 at 9:01 pm

        Ummmmmmm, I meant ‘Third-Way; THIRD-WAY!!!!!’ (don’t tell anyone, but like most GOP males, I’m sexually repressed and obsessed… )

        • 100 andogriff
          October 31, 2013 at 9:17 pm

          What! WHAT??!! I won’t hear a word against my man Rand, he is ALL-KNOWING, he is PERFECT!!!! (Meet me tomorrow afternoon at 16:00, I can show you some things that might help with all that pent-up sexual repression stuff!)

          • 101 Alycee (@jazziz2)
            October 31, 2013 at 9:31 pm

            Ah, could we make it 18:00? We do high Tea at 16:00…

          • 103 nathkatun7
            October 31, 2013 at 11:36 pm

            Edward, super spy, Snowden reporting for a late night chart. Hello there my sister Freedom Fighter, Jane! So good to see you I am strong supporter of firebags! Thank you for the support you’ve given and brother Glenn.

            I am with you 100% in support of our fellow Freedom Fighter, Rand Paul! I hate to be the barer of bad news to you, Jon Huntsman, but there is no chance in hell you will ever be elected president; third way or no way! For us Freedom Fighters, you are tainted for having served with the evil dictator Obama. By the way, the leader of the Free Democratic Republic of Russia agrees with me. I just talked to him this morning. I was there mainly to congratulate him for being named the most powerful man in the world by Forbes. Glad to see American papers are coming to my side by realizing that Val Putin is the greatest defender of freedom. And yes, I don’t want to hear about his hatred of gays. He loves gays so long as they are willing to be cured of their gayishness! Besides, my brother Freedom fighter, Glenn is willing to look the other on my leader’s minor shortcoming. By the way Jane, is it true that Europe, and especially Germany, loves me very much and is very thankful that I exposed the evil NSA, led by Obama.

            • 104 andogriff
              November 1, 2013 at 8:59 am

              Ah! Edward, EDWARD! My dear friend! Indeed…. I heard on today’s news that Germany wants VERY MUCH to interview you about… certain matters… concerning all that DREADFUL phone tapping going on over here (um, there!). Germany would grant you asylum in a heartbeat. And yes, GREAT idea by Forbes, naming one of the most prominent gay haters as “most powerful” man in the world! Forbes is such a clever organization, wondering if our buddies the Kochs support them?? Anyway, just call any time, would adore taking you out to dinner!

    • 105 hopefruit2
      October 31, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      Hello Jane, Are you and Mr. Grover Norquist going out on a Hot Halloween date this evening? Please do tell, I won’t say a word to anyone. I agree with you that Obamacare should be repealed.


      • 106 andogriff
        October 31, 2013 at 9:13 pm

        Hmmmm. Not saying anything, but just maybe. Grover can be so cute and snuggly. Keep it to yourself!

      • 107 nathkatun7
        November 1, 2013 at 12:15 am

        Hi there Chuckles, Have I told you lately how much I love you? You, Ed, Major and Karl are doing a fantastic job harassing dictator Obama. We here in Moscow, in the now internationally recognized freest country in the world, just love you to death, as well as all your fellow WH Correspondents. My buddy (He told me to call him buddy) Val Putin greatly appreciates your praise for the seminal role he played in check-mating Obama to stop him from invading Syria. I think you’ll should urge the Nobel Committee to take away Obama’s unearned Nobel Peace Prize and give it to Val Putin, undoubtedly the most dedicated man of peace who also highly values privacy, freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press. Now you may have heard that he is tough on gays and some of his critics, including those in the Press; but these are mainly a small group of traitors who are agents of the evil U.S. government and are just hiding behind free speech, freedom of the Press and assertions of Human Rights for homosexuals, in order to destabilize the Free Democratic Republic of Russia. I tell you Chuckie, Val values privacy! He values Human Rights! He values Freedom of Speech. That’s why he granted me asylum when no one rlse would. Unlike the evil Obama and the NSA, Val will never spy on innocent people. He only spies on traitors and on the great evil empire the world had ever seen- the USA!

        Keep up the good work!

        Yours in the Freedom Struggle,
        Ed. Snowden

  35. 108 globalcitizenlinda
    October 31, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Katrina Nation checking in here (been a long day):

    One would expect that PBO would remember who voted for him – base is very “disappointed” that he chose a “spider theme” instead of something (like sunflowers or wind farms) more indicative that he would veto the KeyStone Pipeline.

    This Halloween has been “a disaster” in all ways:

    For instance no Public Option for the kids whose stomachs are going to be hurt by eating all that candy;

    Worse still, Our Allies must be wondering if Mr. Pete Souza’s photo (with all those ‘clouds of red white and blue smoke’ ) means that PBO has indeed “droned” the kids who snuck into trick or treat;

    I must ask my dear friend Glen Greenwald to give us the scoop on what Snowden thinks all this means

    • 109 hopefruit2
      October 31, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      I hear you Katrina. I feel your EPIC frustration levels with this President. You must not have slept all week, out of concern and worry for those poor kids who might be droned. In fact, Senior WH officials I’ve spoken to have expressed similar concerns about this Halloween party, which they predicted was going to turn out to be a disaster. As you can imagine, this is not what this administration wanted to have to deal with, and it’s going to a huge headache for President Obama in the coming weeks and months.

      I will share some of my polling data later – as we hoped, it’s great news for Greenwald and Snowden!

      Take care,
      Chuck Todd

    • 113 nathkatun7
      November 1, 2013 at 12:37 am

      My Dear freedom fighting Sister, Katrina, It’s so good to see you! I guess I was not alone in having a long day. I will save you the trouble of trying to locate my freedom fighting brother, Glen. You know how Rio is! They party for days in Rio! So I doubt that brother Glenn would be available. But I did talk to him extensively and gave him and the Guardian more documents of NSA spying on Saddam Hussein, going as far back as the 90’s. Obama is guilty because he knew about this and didn’t lift a finger to stop it. As for the ‘clouds of red white and blue smoke’ at the WH Halloween party, that’s just the NSA and Obama trying to hide the spy planes spying on the parents of the kids who came to the white for Halloween treats. While Obama, Michelle, Grandma were handing out candy goodies to the kids, the NSA was busy photographing their mothers’ handbags and their fathers’ wallets. This information will be valuable to help target people who are against the Drone policy. Don’t be surprised if the IRS starts auditing those who are identified as anti-drone policy.

      Keep up the good work of the Nation magazine, dear sister freedom fighter!

      Ed Snowden-Moscow

  36. 114 Anjo
    October 31, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Feel free to run with the 3 Empties I am all taken up with the Mayor of Toronto; headline in the Toronto Sun in real Halloween style is “Night Mayor on Ford Street” he’s refusing to resign, cops have copy of drug video of him and our national news says all those planes flying over head are reporters coming to Toronto for the latest; the Mayor is conservative as well as those in the Senate scandal now ongoing in Ottawa, they are all Canada’s version of the Republicans and they are just as horrible; corrupt empty suits everyone of them

  37. 115 desertflower
    October 31, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Boner’s goin’ to dinner now:) Enjoy and Happy Halloween!!!!

    • 117 nathkatun7
      November 1, 2013 at 12:52 am

      Great toon! Thanks for sharing it DF. You know what frustrates me the most, it’s the short memory of many Americans who hate government. Take the example of CA! Before Republican Pete Wilson pushed through the deregulation of Utilities Californians had never experienced energy shortages and rolling black outs. Poor Gray Davis who inherited the mess, he ended up being blamed of the havoc caused by Greedy energy companies like Enron. Although Enron’s criminality and culpability were exposed, many people quickly forgot and went back to believing that government is more evil than private corporation.

      I know of people who had worthless health insurance policies and ended up in bankruptcy when they had to pay excessive medical expenses that they were misled to believe were covered by their “junk” policies.

  38. 118 a4alice
    October 31, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    not being john boehner right at the moment just happened to see that poor GottaLaff is kicking the snot kicked outta her by some psycho and she’s asking people to help tweet her plight. Her post is interesting too. Here’s a tweet with the link to her post

  39. October 31, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Oh Mitt, who let the dogs out? Who? Who?

  40. 120 misspat
    October 31, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    The Donald here. I finally got my hair to behave. Used up 50 cans of hairspray. Finally the guys came back from Hawaii without the birth certificate so I fired them. I sent some new guys to Kenya to see if they can find one there.
    I have to get rid of the communist socialist usurper. Did you guys see the way he mocked me the night before he got Osama? I will never forgive him for that.

  41. 121 japa21
    October 31, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Wolf Blitzer with two final notes before the Situation Room signs off for the day.

    The first is a special presentation of the disaster that is the Obamacare website. As you will see on our special effect, computerized large screen here, when I touch here…hmm, let’s try that again, when I touch here…hmm Okay we will get back to that later, but the gist of the report is that in this modern day of technology there is no excuse for so-called glitches in anything. Let me try this one more time…(Hey, get that damn repairman over here)

    Where was I…Oh, yes, the most important question of the day was what color shirt the President was wearing under his black sweater. Now, I tend to be somewhat of an expert in color hues and that was most definitely coral.

    We will see you tomorrow and hopefully our giant touch screen computer driven doohickey will be up and running.

    • 122 hopefruit2
      October 31, 2013 at 9:07 pm

      I enjoyed your Situation Room reports, Wolf! Keep working that computer – it’s just a little glitch, no worries at all! Now you can go home knowing you’ve done an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay. Looking forward to seeing your Situation Room Reports tomorrow 🙂

  42. 123 susanne
    October 31, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    ed schultz here, people. time for some facts. lots of tricks around here, but the treats? i know, we got photos of the first family, the adorable children, the doggies in costume, etc. but how about some snacks people! rhymes with facts!

  43. 125 sherijr
    October 31, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Oh you all are so funny ~ I’ve been reading your ‘character’s’ comments- catching up on the party. Wonderful and entertaining, well done everyone.

  44. 130 amk for obama
    October 31, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    • 131 susanne
      October 31, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      maybe try that gulping trick with a bottle of vodka? no, no that is too common. maybe a sleazy affair with oh, say, callista gingrich?

  45. 133 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 31, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Jon here once again. See, even the DNC knows what time it is — Three-Way, Baby, Three-Way:

  46. 134 EDP4BHO
    October 31, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Hello all TOD. Been lurking as I do best anymore. You guys are all so talented. You show just how informed you all are which does me a world of good, to know what’s been going on. I just don’t have the stomach for the hate, but I do have a temper against the ugly. Chips and army, thanks for the great pics. PBO was in his element with the children- big and small. Shows where his heart is. Now I’m sure you will all have to take long hot showers to get the stench off of you from having to don the costumes of the wicked. Seems they symbolize Halloween to a tee 😀 Have a good night, all !

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