Popcorn Pardoned!




124 Responses to “Popcorn Pardoned!”

  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    November 27, 2013 at 4:38 pm


  2. 14 Allison
    November 27, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Hey, hey, hey!!

  3. 16 vcprezofan2
    November 27, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I love the fact the Obama young ladies always look so ‘normal’ in every situation. They never seem over-dressed for any occasion that I’ve seen them, and they are always so composed, as befits any occasion – never too much or not enough. God, I love them!!!!!

  4. 17 Allison
    November 27, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Love the girls style!!

  5. 18 anniebella
    November 27, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Malia and Sasha are fashion icons just like their Mom.

    • 19 jackiegrumbacher
      November 27, 2013 at 4:52 pm

      AB, I predict Sasha’s shoes and pants will be sold out this holiday. Thousands of little girls will be wearing them after the new year.

      • 20 Dakota
        November 27, 2013 at 5:23 pm

        The Unicorn shirt Sasha wore, I think it was @ the basketball game, flew off the shelves. The company had to re-order them. Both the girls have great style, just like their mother.

      • November 27, 2013 at 5:44 pm

        Jackie, I agree. Both Malia and Sasha are first and foremost, wonderful young ladies and secondly well dresser. But, I have to say, that Sasha is a fashionista`/ trend setter.

    • 22 isonprize
      November 27, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      And Sasha is starting to look like her mom more and more.

  6. 23 canadabarb4obama
    November 27, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Chips, could we have a montage of Dear Danny for all our American friends, tomorrow; or today, or whenever? Kinda like kicking off all the things we are thankful for?

  7. November 27, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I hope that everyone here has a safe trip home to your family and friends. Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

  8. 28 JER
    November 27, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    —> OBAMA’S FAULT <—

  9. 29 anniebella
    November 27, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Look at those two young ladies, that is why we don’t give a dam what crap Michelle Cottle and her friends are saying.

    • 30 carolyn
      November 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      They are indeed beautiful, aren’t they! Also, we know they are beautiful inside as well as outside, that is what makes them so absolutely wonderful.
      I see Sasha likes sweaters with animals on them…..we’ve seen two now. Those yellow shoelaces light up the place!
      Each girl has a distinct style, already.

  10. 31 symmetry11
    November 27, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Hey Chips……I am not getting email updates. Has anyone else been having a problem?

  11. 33 anniebella
    November 27, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I’m proud we have a Mom-in-Chief who puts her daughters first.

  12. 36 GGail
    November 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Chipsticks, thanks for posting that solo pic of President Obama. 😉

  13. 39 utaustinliberal
    November 27, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    The pictures are wonderful. The entire family is the epitome of C-O-O-L.

    I WANT the outfits.

    Thanks, Chiparoo.

  14. 42 dotster3
    November 27, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Some very nice photo subjects there—–and I’m not talking about Popcorn the Turkey—–altho he does have a pretty blue face. 🙂

  15. 44 amk for obama
    November 27, 2013 at 5:10 pm

  16. 45 amk for obama
    November 27, 2013 at 5:26 pm

  17. 46 dotster3
    November 27, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Gramma bragging—-my 9yr. old Ct. grandson named as a student reporter for the local community television station. He was “discovered” when he participated in an after school communications camp there recently. He’s spunky and outgoing, not shy, most comfortable with a microphone in his hand in front of an audience—he was the hit speech at his aunt’s wedding reception—-had everyone rolling on the floor. Just had a starring role in a community theatre production of Les Mis—Gavroche—got rave reviews.
    Anyhoo—his first assignment is a local holiday event Dec. 5. I expect that he will report it as he sees it, not dishonestly slant it like some people we know. I don’t think he will try to relate it to President Obama, as a MSM reporter would, but if he did it would be favorable. Santa and Obama—-both nice! He’s a big Obama fan—–again—he was the one who made his own Obama signs when he was 5 and campaigned with them around his neighborhood—-daily—-for months.

    • November 27, 2013 at 5:55 pm

      dotster3, congrats on having a gifted communicator in your family. Continue to encourage him and bring out the best him. Happy Thanksgiving.

    • 48 sjterrid
      November 27, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      Congratulations to your grandson, dotster. I’m sure your grandson does a better job than the current “reporters”.

  18. 49 Linda
    November 27, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Sasha is wearing Dr.Marten’s boots.

  19. November 27, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Hey Ms. Chips, Danny, and TOD family, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families. May your travels and family gathering be Blessed on this wonderful occasion.

  20. 51 99ts
    November 27, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Some things never change – I bought my daughter that exact pair of docs about 16 years ago! Yellow laces and all.

  21. November 27, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Important article …

    • 68 Roberta in MN
      November 27, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      Thanks dotster3. Shared these on FB. There were some on there that reminds me of a few doggies I know in our family. 🙂

  22. 69 desertflower
    November 27, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Heavy sigh….I need a nap, but have to go to the store to get the stuff for tomorrow…..on another note, the new picture window looks FABULOUS! OMG, if you could have seen what I lived with until we could afford to do this…sad. But it’s in now and looks so great. Little by little we claw our way back to normalcy. Have to take my son to work soon…then off to the store. Then nap. 🙂

  23. 70 Nena20409
    November 27, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    That is the Good Story today from FL a mom of 10, single and trying her very best. As she waited to get a Turkey, she was given a brand new SUV. Wow…..in FL.

    That was a great thing the delaership did.


  24. 71 Nena20409
    November 27, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    VC did it again…..Gold ❗


  25. 72 dotster3
    November 27, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    • November 27, 2013 at 7:41 pm

      Pretty scary looking (if the planes were to scale).

      This is one reason I abhor graphs (which smug Ezra Klein loooovvves).

      You can manipulate just about anything on a graph by manipulating the scale. A minor change can look enormous if you don’t have a chance to analyze the scale, which is pretty hard to do when the graph is flashed on the screen for a few seconds.

  26. November 27, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Wow, beautiful girls and handsome father. And, oh yeah, Popcorn. I tell you, Malia can light a room with her beautiful smile. She seems very comfortable with herself. What a great family.

    Cheers to all for a great Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. Enjoy your time in the kitchen!!

  27. 75 anniebella
    November 27, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Is there anyone beside me who think that Kanye West have lost his dam mind. Now he says that Kim is Marilyn Monroe and she is bigger then Kate Upton and Michelle Obama. He goes on to say how Barbara Walters is calling Kim all the time. Guess what Kanye, Barbara Walters is calling alot of people trying to get interviews. Your Kim isn’t the only one she calls. Kanye West is one stupid ass man, and his music isn’t that good either.

    • 76 Puddin'
      November 27, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      Kanye became a non-entity a long time ago…at this point he is just talking (and saying nothing) to get attention, but nobody really cares.

  28. 77 amk for obama
    November 27, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    • 78 99ts
      November 27, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      That’s a twitter winner by any standard 🙂

    • 79 vcprezofan2
      November 27, 2013 at 7:16 pm


      So you might be surprised to learn that, in fact, Obama is not closing the embassy — or diminishing U.S. diplomatic relations with the Holy See in any way.

      There are no embassies for any country in Vatican City itself — there is simply no room. All countries locate their embassies in the city of Rome. The United States has decided to move its embassy from its current location — an unremarkable converted residence — to the same compound as the U.S. Embassy to Italy. It will have it’s own separate building and a separate entrance on a different street. The new building is actually a tenth of a mile closer to the Vatican than the old one. There will be no reduction in staff or activities.


    • 80 vcprezofan2
      November 27, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      Maybe if Jeb Bush did a little research, he wouldn’t jump onto the bandwagon that leads nowhere?

      So in this operation, you will have the Holy See Mission/Embassy moving to this other building that – yes, it’s on the same compound, but again, separate building, separate entrances. The whole picture is such that the separateness is maintained. They are – they get – they’re separate entrances. Anyone visiting one mission or the other would enter in through a separate building. And so whether you’re going to see any one of the three different ambassadors, you go to a separate street address and you go into a separate building.

      Now, your next question is: Why are we doing this? Well, we’re doing this for two reasons. One is cost savings. We have this space, as I said, in this other building that we bought a few years ago on the Embassy – well, it was adjacent to the Embassy compound. We bought it and rolled it into the larger compound. We figure that we will save about $1.4 million a year in lease and operating costs in moving them. And as I said earlier, there is no reduction in diplomatic staff, there’s no reduction in ambassadors, there’s no reduction in mission. There is simply a reduction in overhead.

      So security – then the second issue is obviously security. The Mission to the Holy See is not in a building that has the kind of physical security protection that we would like it to have. It doesn’t have the setback from the street that is available in its new compound, and there are – it does not have the level of other security protections, including Marine security guards that are available at the combined U.S. Government compound.



      • 81 Nena20409
        November 27, 2013 at 7:43 pm

        Facts are Not what TBGOPers care about. They know darn well that the Media would repeat their lies, unchallenged.

    • November 27, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      • 83 nospin
        November 27, 2013 at 8:47 pm

        “What is it about you & your brother. If you’re not lying or starting illegal wars you’re just being stupid ”

        for the win!

  29. 84 dotster3
    November 27, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    I see the Repubs—hi Jeb Bush, you are dumb too—- and their puppet voices in the media are all aflutter about Obama closing the Vatican embassy!—-an affront to all Catholics!——-the latest Obama OUTRAGE! One prob—–not true.


    • 85 anniebella
      November 27, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      That big head Jeb Bush is as stupid as his brother, and it’s clear he doesn’t mind lying either.

    • 86 99ts
      November 27, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      I have a problem with any country having an ambassador to a religious outpost in our so called modern world. As for the GOP complaining – what happened to the party of 1960 that voted against President Kennedy because he was a catholic. These idiots forget what they did yesterday & think no-one else has a memory.

      This is why I don’t twitter – I would be screaming abuse – and no doubt need more accounts than Jovie has created 🙂

      • 87 amk for obama
        November 27, 2013 at 7:32 pm

        • 88 99ts
          November 27, 2013 at 7:36 pm

          Thanks amk – you do it well as my inner twitter 🙂

        • 89 Obama Grandmama
          November 27, 2013 at 9:44 pm

          I am thinking most Republican Leaders do not deal in truth and facts so are not concerned if they get things wrong. Everything to them is about winning their argument through their talking points. They subscribe to repeating something adnauseum hoping the public will believe it if they hear it enough.
          Our job is to keep fact checking them so they will not convince too many people along the way.

    • 91 vcprezofan2
      November 27, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    • 92 Nena20409
      November 27, 2013 at 7:41 pm

      JEB is a Roman Catholic Convert…..the ONLY way his Mixican born Wife agreed to marry him……Now for him to Lie is truly wicked. He knows better, but cares little for lying is part of TBGOPers pathology.

  30. 93 amk for obama
    November 27, 2013 at 6:50 pm

  31. 94 amk for obama
    November 27, 2013 at 6:51 pm

  32. November 27, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Just heard on CBS evening news that a judge ruled that the Newtown 911 calls can be released….WHY!!!!!!…what purpose does it serve….

  33. 97 CaliCat
    November 27, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    I love all the Obama women but that Sasha really has the cool factor! Love her style !!!

  34. 98 Nena20409
    November 27, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Is this Real Or a twisted Joke from Richard Simmons?

    He was on HP Live complaining then on Fox, he kicked it a notch CRYING? A Crying Game? For one who claims to be apolitical? Fox?


    “I’m just not their set of sheets,” he told host Ricky Camilleri while wearing a set of anatomical muscle leggings and a “SWEAT” tank top. Simmons bristled at Camilleri’s suggestion that perhaps the White House doesn’t want to be associated with the fitness guru’s over-the-top behavior and “flamboyant” nature.

    Several hours later, Simmons dropped by the Fox News studio for yet another golden segment with Neil Cavuto. There’s way too much to describe within this 13-minute powerhouse of pre-holiday craziness, but suffice it to say: Simmons cries (twice), climbs over the news desk, suggestively licks cupcake frosting, pulls his leg over his head, breaks out in song, and waves to imaginary(?) fans outside the studio.

  35. 101 amk for obama
    November 27, 2013 at 7:01 pm

  36. 106 amk for obama
    November 27, 2013 at 7:18 pm

  37. 107 amk for obama
    November 27, 2013 at 7:20 pm

  38. 108 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    November 27, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Got my election certification today — I swear, this will be my last term…

  39. 116 Nena20409
    November 27, 2013 at 7:25 pm


    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is continuing an annual family tradition this year, by helping to pack bags of food and distribute them to the needy on Thanksgiving eve.

    Obama, his wife, Michelle, daughters Malia and Sasha and his mother-in-law, Marian Robinson, dropped in Wednesday on the Capital Area Food Bank, one of the largest serving the Washington area.

  40. 117 Nena20409
    November 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm


    One of the biggest decisions Democrats will face after recess is whether to go through with the threat to impose additional sanctions on Iran — which the White House fears would undermine the prospects for a huge diplomatic breakthrough in the form of a long term deal curbing its nuclear program. Powerful Senate Democrats have openly discussed re-imposing sanctions in the wake of the announcement of the temporary deal.
    In an interview with me, one of the leading pro-Israel hawks in Congress – Dem Rep. Eliot Engel of New York — said he’d be willing to accept it if the Senate did not vote on additional sanctions just now, and instead held up the potential for sanctions as a threat if the talks fail by the six month deadline, or if Iran doesn’t honor its end of the short term deal.

  41. 120 amk for obama
    November 27, 2013 at 7:44 pm

  42. 121 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    November 27, 2013 at 7:46 pm

  43. 122 daisydem
    November 27, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I love pumpkin pie! But my sister is hosting and she does not like much that is pumpkin. We are having yellow cake with choc icing and coconut creme pie. That is fine; I like both. Since hubby and son are also not inclined to pumpkin, and since I do not need to consume an entire pumpkin pie solo (hear the rationalization in my discourse): I bought myself the makings for pumpkin martinis! The taste of pumpkin pie plus a little extra!

  44. 124 TrumpDog
    November 27, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    That 8th picture from the top…. DAYUM!I

    Both Obama daughters are pretty but I must say Sasha is REALLY growing up to be an incredibly pretty girl. I so like how she carries herself; she seems very serious , not flakey and I see her as being the type that is always thinking, always quizzical, very studious.

    Her whole outfit is adorbs. I bet people were working overtime trying to find who/what she was wearing.

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