Game Time

The Obamas at the NCAA college basketball game between Maryland and Oregon State in College Park, Md., Nov. 17



(The boy’s name isn’t mentioned in the caption, is he Craig Robinson’s son?)

I know, I know…..


Will post more in the morning, some riiiiiiiidiculously gorgeous photos from tonight

101 Responses to “Game Time”

  1. 1 Nena20409
    November 17, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Game On Chips and TODers 😉

  2. 12 vcprezofan2
    November 17, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    😎 Family

    • 13 vcprezofan2
      November 17, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      FLOTUS looks like a very young adult in that top pic. All the O’s have such excellent genes, and such lovely spirits.

    • 14 anniebella
      November 17, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      Well I agree with Chaka Fattah 100%. We have folks complaining about junk policies, when they aren’t saying a dam thing about the 40-50 million Americans without health insurance. I told Senator Hagan that very thing.

      • 15 vcprezofan2
        November 17, 2013 at 9:48 pm

        I like the way you consistently tell the politicians what you think, Annieb. They heed to know that people are aware of what they do/don’t do while in office.

        • 16 anniebella
          November 17, 2013 at 10:35 pm

          Thank you vc, she is my Senator and she is one of the senators supporting some bill by that Sen. Landrieu. And I wanted to let Hagan know that anything which might derail or damage the ACA I do not support it.

    • November 17, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      This my Congress person….

  3. 18 Nena20409
    November 17, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Jeans for the Family.

    Love it 😉

  4. 21 utaustinliberal
    November 17, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    The First Family is A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!!! Great pictures, Chiparoo!

  5. 22 carolyn
    November 17, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    He is just the happiest man when he is with his three girls!!! He just bursts with pride and love for them…and that is what makes him so absolutely appealing to us.

  6. November 17, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    From the bottom of the previous thread … a simple reality ….

    Moreover, I urge all of you to read John Schindler’s cogent assessment of The Guardian’s LIES

    #TrustBarack … even if you need one of Chip’s naughty mats to do so 😀 😀 😀 😀

  7. 29 utaustinliberal
    November 17, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Love these.

  8. November 17, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    I want those pants/jeans RIGHT now!

  9. 33 Nena20409
    November 17, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Great Pictures.

    I am not a betting Gal. But had I been, the little boy, my money would that he is Austin Robinson, Craig’s Son.

  10. 34 carolyn
    November 17, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I imagine he’ll be going to Washington, IL this week…..that’s his territory. I’m sure he’s campaigned there and knows people there. This will be a busy week…….when disasters like this happen, all the other made up concerns of MSM seem so petty…..which we know they are, but these things even shut them up for a while. His visits mean a lot to people. I know that from his visit here. Doesn’t make any difference what party you are, you just want the president to express sympathy and acknowledge your disaster for the whole country.

  11. November 17, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Nice family shots. they are such a wonderful role model to the world. That’s right Mr Obama. Never let them see you down

  12. November 17, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Holy crap, when did Sasha start to look so adult?!

  13. 40 GGail
    November 17, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I’m trying to comment, but I keep going back to look at the fun pics. Malia and her dad have a great connection in sports – look at them!

    Walk on Mr. President, Walk on!

  14. November 17, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    No Nation, No Empire, No Nuth’in has EVER HAD the Glory, Privilege & Joy that the Obama Family have GIFTED America & The WORLD!


  15. November 17, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Beautiful pics of a stunning family! Thanks!

    • 46 anniebella
      November 17, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      I agree, beautiful pictures of our lovely First Family. And to top it off Coach Robinson team won the game.

  16. 47 vcprezofan2
    November 17, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    THANKS A MILLION, Chips Chica!! Such a gorgeous family and without you, tweeps like me wouldn’t see all these lovely pics at all, at all. HUGE, HUGE hug = {CC}!

  17. 50 99ts
    November 17, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    33rd of so – sigh

    Many thoughts to those effected by the storms – may you all stay safe

  18. 51 carolyn
    November 17, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    I am just mesmerized by the pictures of Malia and Sasha. This is the first series of pictures of them since the inauguration. Each girl is so beautiful…and expressive. We are SO lucky to have this family for these eight years.

  19. November 17, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Love, love the pics and anxious for the promised ones tomorrow. 🙂

    On subject of the ACA: Here’s a link with a great assessment. Alll you who tweet–tweet away.
    http://www.chicagonow.com/mama-bunny-pip/2013/09/the-affordable-care-act-its-not-just-about-you-sasquatch/. Maybe even better, it’s written by a mom (cancer mom…….that’s what my daughter and I call all mom’s of kids with cancer) in Chicago.

  20. 53 MightyPamela
    November 17, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    May God Bless and Keep our beloved First Family, for ever and ever. Amen.
    They are so loved by millions, I hope they feel our Love in their Hearts and Souls!

  21. 56 anniebella
    November 17, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Do anyone know when do FLOTUS suppose to be on the Biggest Losers. Also when will POTUS pardon the Thanksgiving turkey?

  22. November 17, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    BTW – Oregon beat Maryland 🙂

    • 58 anniebella
      November 17, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      Oregon State beat Maryland, from what I read it was a exciting game.

      • 59 anniebella
        November 17, 2013 at 10:53 pm

        Washington Post had to let us know that the crowd cheering when POTUS came in, but there was some boos too. I didn’t know Chuck Todd, David Gregory, Jonathan Karl, Mark Knoller, Sharyl Attkinsson, Lara Logan, Don Lemon, Ed Henry, Ezra Klein were at the game.

  23. 61 forus50
    November 17, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    One of my best friends just texted me that her sister and kids who lives in Washington, IL were very fortunate today. Every home on their block was either greatly damaged or completely destroyed but only their’s was untouched. Some of her neighbors are in the hospital but all in the immediate neighborhood survived. What a day here in Illinois.

  24. November 17, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Continuing my campaign of the simple-minded way to inform #TheBubbaVote who their real ENEMY is …..

    If OFA, DSCC, DCCC, AFLCIO etc would just crystallize the message they could readily accelerate transforming Red States to Blue …

    Simply, hey Bubba, PBO wants you to keep your gun and he’s busting his butt trying to feed, educate, provide health care to you and your kids, GOT IT, DUDE. Sure, the guy is ‘black,’ but his heart is GOLD and he’s ALL THERE FOR YOU.

    Yes We Can

    • 68 theo67
      November 17, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      The problem with the Bubbas out there is that they’ve now been convinced that they shouldn’t expect anything from their government. They think that government should be abolished, or only there for war and to support corporations, which they somehow think are actually solely responsible for job creation. If you list the things that government actually does, they think it’s only moochers who are using those services. I saw one who responded to Jon Favreau in a prior post – they no longer believe in government.

      • 69 amk for obama
        November 17, 2013 at 10:25 pm

        Nope, they only don’t believe in govt that helps ‘others’. They only believe in govt in hands only them the goodies.

      • November 17, 2013 at 10:33 pm

        theo, my approach is simple minded – get Bubba past the ‘keep your gun part’ and get him/her focused on who is really denying them food, shelter, a decent salary, affordable education ….

        We’ve just witnessed, in Louisiana of all places, a PRO-Obamacare Republican defeat an anti-Obamacare Republican.

        We have no reason to be cynical or doubtful of our message.

        Just get Bubba past the gun issue and focused on food, shelter, job, health care and education.

        Yes We Can

    • November 18, 2013 at 2:41 am

      Bobfr are you a medical doc or another kind?

  25. 73 amk for obama
    November 17, 2013 at 10:21 pm

  26. 74 carolyn
    November 17, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    This is coming from the total been-in-love-with-Egyptian history all my life nerd…..but did anyone else notice that in a couple of pictures Sasha bears a startling resemblance to Nefertiti, the beautiful Queen of Ancient Egypt. Go ahead…..google her, and see if I’m right.

  27. 77 Eveingeorgia
    November 17, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    That ” I know, I know ” picture! Would you and he just quit it, already?!?

  28. November 17, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I have made an executive decision: I’m leaving the rest of the laundry for the missus to finish tomorrow.

  29. November 17, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Chips, UT, everyone … has anyone heard from Zizii?? Hope all is ok.

  30. November 17, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these pics….smilin

  31. November 17, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    #RealityTVShowsNeeded is a thing we’re doing, because it’s Sunday

    • November 18, 2013 at 2:40 am

      Some Denver Broncos have one somewhere, probably local TV. A couple newlyweds, a new father this week, an engagement to an Olympic medalist. The guys are hot. Think it’s lighthearted. 😉 I’m sure it’s for charity.

  32. 85 mtmarilyn
    November 17, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Good evening TOD family. WOW, those pictures are just gorgeous!!!! So much has gone on this weekend, I just had to come and post why I love living in MT. We spent the weekend with friends in a cabin in the mountains. We saw 2 beautiful golden eagles, elk, deer, about 200 snow geese and the largest flock of canadian geese we have ever seen. There had to be 1000. It was such a beautiful spiritual experience. It makes it worthwhile living in a purple state and having to deal with tea partiers and conservatives. It is hard politically but oh, do I love the outdoors.

    My prayers for all the folks in Ill. dealing with the aftermath of tornadoes. Also Thanks to all you wonderful regulars that keep us information and give us all those great tweets.

    I am off to unpack and eat. Have a great night.

  33. November 17, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Yes, we need a #FederalBlueLaw

    And, this is an issue that we can readily use to convert a bunch of Bubba votes from R to D ….

    Yes We Can

    • November 17, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      Most businesses in Germany can’t open on Sunday. While I wouldn’t go that far (save for Easter), I would certainly be for Federal holidays being, well, holidays.

      • November 17, 2013 at 10:51 pm

        Have no problem with those who work 5 or 6 days a week having a day off – irrespective of what day of the week it is. Sunday is a reasonable default, for many, for many reasons.

        But, Federal Holidays – ESPECIALLY THANKSGIVING – should be moments when All Americans chill, enjoy one another, and give thanks for what we have and honor all who enabled us to have America.

        Yes We Can

    • 90 a4alice
      November 17, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      we had blue laws here. on Sundays bank, liquor store, grocery closed. couldn’t buy a car I’m sure other things were closed I just can’t think of them offhand

  34. 91 Eveingeorgia
    November 17, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    SMARTYPANTS tweeted this youtube link of DAVID Simon at a huge forum in Australia. It’s an hour and twenty minutes long, and worth your time. http://youtu.be/DNttT7hDKsk

    • 92 99ts
      November 17, 2013 at 11:19 pm

      Hard to believe that so many do not see this – or perhaps do not want to see this. The anti labor GOP legislation that has well reached Australia is greed beyond belief.

  35. November 17, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    My power finally came back on here in Indianapolis. A 25 ft. tree split in half….somehow miraculously instead of going through my bedroom window… it fell on the side of the roof…… destroying the siding & gutters. I consider myself lucky after seeing the pictures of devastation like this……..

    • November 17, 2013 at 10:59 pm

      Yes, LP, you are very fortunate. Thankful that you are ok. The folk in Washington, IL – well, that’s disaster with a capital DISASTER.

      For 50 years, greedy plutocrats have done everything possible to prevent sensible steps to reduce CO2 emissions known to be toxic to our ecosystem. That greed will now KILL MILLIONS, if not BILLIONS of humans and render extinct countless other species – one of which, in a decade or two, may well be US.

    • 96 hopefruit2
      November 17, 2013 at 11:26 pm

      Oh my goodness. Glad to hear you are safe, LP. Can’t begin to make sense of all this devastation…will need a day or two to process. Now I’m waiting to hear from Japa and Cookemom.

    • 97 sjterrid
      November 17, 2013 at 11:53 pm

      I’m glad your okay, LP. My thoughts and prayers for those that were affected by the tornado in Washington, IL.

  36. 98 a4alice
    November 17, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    well you guys tomorrow’s Monday so I better toddle off befo-


    (Nite TOD) 😉

  37. November 17, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    bbl … time to prepare some dinner … thank you, once again, Chips for sustaining TOD. You and your fellow blog contributors are doing an essential service to preserving and enhancing our America.

  38. 101 HZ
    November 17, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    LP, grateful that you are fine. Please rest peacefully as possible.

    a4alice, ((((((( TY, for your concern.))))))))))

    Desertflower, TY for your loving and encouraging words for my appointments. My dentist is so wonderful. He has a wonderful selection of great music along with providing the earphones for his patients. Once, I get there, I hope that I will be just fine. I have been going to him for over 15 years, so that means a lot to me. I am just a little anxious in my golden years.

    ((((((((( Thanks to all who wish me well because I do love you and appreciate your thoughts which I will carry in space during this time.)))))))))HZ

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