Donna’s Very Very Lovely ‘Well Wishes To The TOD Staff’


tnx dona i luk awsum in ur vid ee oh

123 Responses to “Donna’s Very Very Lovely ‘Well Wishes To The TOD Staff’”

  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    December 29, 2013 at 6:13 pm


  2. 20 africa
    December 29, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Well done and well deserved!

    A big thank you to all the blog tyrants, Chips!

    What a space, what a year, what a group of fantastic people!!

    Great job, Donna!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  3. December 29, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Donna, as I said on the last post, ooooooh myyyyyyyy gawd: this is just the loveliest thing!!! You’re the absolute best for creating it, what a gorgeous video – and an amazing record of how flippin’ quickly Danny has grown! Thank you Donna, appreciate this so much, it’s a gem.

    • 24 vcprezofan2
      December 29, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      Is he really MUCH bigger now, CC?
      /shameless hint for a more recent picture/

      • December 29, 2013 at 6:29 pm

        He’s an elephant VC – and he juggles shells on his nose:

        • 26 vcprezofan2
          December 29, 2013 at 6:37 pm

          Thanks for taking the hint, Lady Mayor. Maybe Danny and I can join the circus together. He can do his juggling act and I will walk stately beside him in a beautiful costume, hand gesturing towards his act, sorta like Vanna. I’d better go practise my smile.

        • 29 dotster3
          December 29, 2013 at 6:44 pm

          Danny went to the beach for his “holly day” and impressed with a shell trick? Danny is talented and exceptional!

          • December 29, 2013 at 6:48 pm

            πŸ™‚ His first trip to the beach Dotster! The noisy sea spooked him a little, so he decided to ignore it. Then a very large dog appeared from nowhere and jumped on top of him. Danny squealed, I nearly cried, ran to him, he picked himself up, had a shake, and ran down the beach chasing the very large dog. Seriously. It was quite a scene, me chasing after him, a little like this:

            And when I got there, the very large dog was hiding behind his owner, while Danny filed his nails.

            • 31 dotster3
              December 29, 2013 at 6:59 pm

              Ooooh—-I would have paid big money to view that spectacle in person. It must have been a sight to behold. At least Danny came out the winner—-smug, but the winner! Giant aggressive dog had nothing, as it turns out, a familiar story. Yay Danny! Superdawg!

              • December 29, 2013 at 7:05 pm

                It was quite a scene Dotster, I thought Monster Enormous Dog (who seemed to be a cross between a Great Dane and a giraffe) would eat Danny, but turns out he was the gentle thing, his owner said he didn’t know his own strength so didn’t mean to step on Danny, only wanted to play with him. But Danny was having none of it, chased him like he was Michael Douglas in Falling Down.

        • 33 GGAIL
          December 29, 2013 at 7:00 pm

          Chips, I can’t believe it’s only been 4 months since Danny came to us!
          Congrats vc on First!
          Donna what a lovely tribute!

        • 40 taiping1
          December 29, 2013 at 10:32 pm

          He seems like he must have doubled or tripled in size. It must be the special diet

          Thanks Donna for the wonderful tribute to our incredible BTs and blog mistress extraordinaire and her muse, Danny O.

    • 41 donna dem 4 obama
      December 29, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      Danny is a peach. I not a real pet person but he’s a sweet puppy and you are the best for allowing us this space to come together and support PBO. Some of the photos you took of him early on were stunning IMO. You gave me great material to work with πŸ˜‰

      • 42 0388jojothecat
        December 29, 2013 at 6:37 pm

        I can’t get over how he has grown in just a few months…..what a sweet sweet boy….

      • December 29, 2013 at 6:40 pm

        Ah Donna, it’s such a lovely keepsake, I’ve been meaning to do something similar on Danny for weeks, but you know me: I keep meaning to do things! And now you’ve done it – I LOVE ya!!! And what a lovely tribute to the awesome BTs, even Amk. Thank you again Donna, you’re incredibly thoughtful.

      • December 29, 2013 at 7:16 pm

        Great job, Donna.

        Such talent in a heartwarming video.

        Thanks to you, all BTs and all of TODville.

        P.S. – Danny O is enormous. I think he weighs more than I do now, so, sorry, Chips, I won’t be volunteering to take Danny on any walks. 😦

  4. 45 Nena20409
    December 29, 2013 at 6:21 pm


    23,025,696 hits

    And Counting, a well deserved Tribute by Donna.

    You Can’t Touch That πŸ˜‰

  5. 46 utaustinliberal
    December 29, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Great work, Donna and thanks!

    • 47 donna dem 4 obama
      December 29, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      No!!!! Thank You for stepping up to assist Chips with this site. Your live blogging saves me so much time having to have to research PBO’s events when I’m at work. You can’t imagine how much we appreciate the work you do here.

  6. 54 isonprize
    December 29, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    This may be a repeat…

    For any geeks (like me) who want the details on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare!) enrollment, check out Brainwrap’s (Charles Gaba) RIDICULOUSLY detailed website with stats from each state on the signups. Again, I say. WE ARE THE MEDIA.


  7. 55 hopefruit2
    December 29, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Excellent tribute – thanks to all the BT’s and to donnadem for this wonderful idea and video. πŸ™‚

  8. 56 donna dem 4 obama
    December 29, 2013 at 6:39 pm

  9. December 29, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Donna, that’s a wonderful look-back and well wishes you but together. Thanks for sharing.

  10. December 29, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Huuuuuge apologies to those whose Most Memorable Moments haven’t been posted yet, hadn’t time today to put them together but will catch up tomorrow, PROMISE!! And thank you all sooooo much for your contributions, they’re wonderful!

  11. 59 dotster3
    December 29, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    C’mon Bears! Bear down! One point game! Please!

  12. 61 carolyn
    December 29, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Donna, I just watched the video….in a word: sensational! You said with words, pictures and music just what the rest of us wanted to say…Thank you!

    I so appreciate all the news gathering on this site. I share much of it with my husband, and he rarely has need to turn the new on TV any more. If he does, he realizes….He’s heard it already!!!

    Thanks first of all to Chipsticks for starting this marvelous place…..and thanks to all the blog tyrants, the contributors and all who read and admire and love President and Mrs. Obama!

  13. December 29, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Remember this from when the Kennedy Center Honors was taped on Dec 8?

    For some reason, I get a kick out of the various clothing color-gates (PBO shirts on Jul 4 and Halloween, FLOTUS in a monochrome dress — so unusual for her).

    I love the way this dress flows, but the style was not favored by some of TODville.

    My bet on the dress color will be wagered on the boring-sounding “Teal Green.”

  14. December 29, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    What am I gonna do now? Make a cocktail, sit in my recliner, and watch rugby highlights. Because I have an Android tv box, fast internet, and no bandwidth caps. And I might even doze off. God, I love staycations.

  15. 67 forus50
    December 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    LOL, the AT&T commercial with the kids saying what their “New Year’s revolution” will be. Hee!

  16. December 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Evening peeps.

    Went out shoe shopping today with Maddie.

    Check out Maddie’s new kicks!

    There white and pink with velcro straps and they light up when she walks. She loved ’em soon as she saw em. They are my belated Christmas present for her.

    Best thing about moving back to Louisiana, Maddie knows who I am and she even knows to call her “nanny” when she wants something. Next request…Chuck E Cheese for her birthday next month.

  17. 71 desertflower
    December 29, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Hi everyone! Just checking in to see what’s up….been watching the Breaking Bad Marathon again today. Pulled me right in. Again.

  18. 72 yardarm756
    December 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm

  19. 73 yardarm756
    December 29, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    I like this one.

  20. 76 desertflower
    December 29, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Here’s the offensive Duckman….now he’s even MORE offensive. Advocating men find themselves a 15yo GIRL that carries a Bible….and cooks.


  21. 80 anniebella
    December 29, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Bears lost today 33-28. Sorry Bears fans.

  22. December 29, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Beautiful Donna, just beautiful!

  23. 83 99ts
    December 29, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    O My – what a wonderful set of pictures on this thread, and the video from Donna – must be for my birthday – in my dreams
    Thank you for the cake and wishes on the early thread – Ms Chips and theo and jackie and hopefruit and amk

    Yesterday was 41C in my world (106F – via google) today it is cooler – to reward me for living this long.

    I love this time of year – When Jon Karl starts calling out a GOPer – it must be Christmas!

  24. December 29, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    GOP – the gift that keeps on giving.

    “Beyond Texas, this flu is starting to spread across the South. Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi are reporting H1N1 flu β€œactivity.” Incidentally, these are states which are also blocking the ACA Medicaid expansion”


  25. 99 yardarm756
    December 29, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    I wonder if this has been put up yet?

    • 100 jacquelineoboomer
      December 29, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      Wow. Good list, because we can’t deny it’s true and that the proverbial wool has been pulled over so many people’s eyes for so long, they don’t even know it.

  26. December 29, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    TODville know that it’s not a faulty memory that causes the WHPC and DC echo-chamber to conveniently forget the MOST recent 5th year Presidential term and get away with calling this year the worst year for President Obama, or most outrageously, the worst 5th year ever… (hint, check 1968 and 1973 for starters…)

    • 107 0388jojothecat
      December 29, 2013 at 9:21 pm

      It just dawned on me that the MSM are having the worst fifth year covering President Obama because they can’t get ANY of their lies to stick and their viewership numbers are dropping and people can get their news elsewhere….poor media/NOT!

  27. December 29, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    New post in four minutes, 12 seconds.

  28. 109 jacquelineoboomer
    December 29, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I hereby promise it won’t be a steady stream of visiting rambunctious nearly-3-y/o great grandson’s quotable quotes, but here’s one:

    As he was walking by me to throw paper away for Mommy, he said to me, lovingly, even angelically:

    “Thank you for letting me use your trash can.”

    • 110 donna dem 4 obama
      December 29, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      Well he’s certainly being raised right. A very polite and considerate 3 y/o he is. πŸ˜‰

      • 111 jacquelineoboomer
        December 29, 2013 at 8:17 pm

        Yes, if only it lasts! I keep reminding him to be “nice” because he’ll have to be nice when he goes to school. He then says, “I’m not going to school.”

        Oops – another quote! Sorry/not sorry! πŸ™‚

    • 113 99ts
      December 29, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      Any time JoB – keep them coming then I can add – My grandbabe empties the paper onto the floor and uses the trash can as a hat.

      I hope she learns the manners of your g grandson – but fear this may take some time.

      • 114 No Child Left Behind
        December 29, 2013 at 10:25 pm

        I will not leave this blog before wishing you a very happy birthday. May God’s blessings be upon you. Always.

        • 115 99ts
          December 30, 2013 at 1:17 am

          Thank you so much – I’ve been out partying, so was late to your message – all good seasons greetings 2 you 2.

  29. 117 vcprezofan2
    December 29, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    I’m fiddling around at wh.gov (for starters), collecting info for our #2013Review hashtag. This first one was a test to see if the gif would work if I copied it. It did.

  30. 118 sjterrid
    December 29, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Thank you Donna for this magnificent tribute video thanking chips, the other blog tyrants, and Danny for us here at TOD.

  31. 119 amk for obama
    December 29, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    So this is the video tape I heard about that was bandying my name? :mrgreen:

    Thanks donna. It’s fantastic.

  32. 123 PamfromCalif
    December 29, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Lovely video. Have a happy, healthy & joyful 2014.

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