125 Responses to “After The Week That Was, A Heart-Warming Image Or Two”

  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    July 19, 2014 at 2:53 pm


  2. 22 Nena20409
    July 19, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    😎 πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰ To VC on her Au ⭐ and Ag too

    Scrumptious Photographs πŸ˜‰ ❀ them all

  3. 23 jacquelineoboomer
    July 19, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Yes! A group of folks, including my sister, were out canvassing in NC this morning for Kay Hagan, and she said it was awesome! GOTV!

    • July 19, 2014 at 3:08 pm

      Faaaaaaaaaaaantastic Jacqueline, woooooot!!!

      • 25 jacquelineoboomer
        July 19, 2014 at 3:09 pm

        Ha. She was way out of her comfort zone to start, and said maybe she’d be an observer, but once she saw she could handle it – no stopping her.

        Thanks for these lovely images, Chips dahling!

        • July 19, 2014 at 3:12 pm

          Ah, I love stories like this Jacqueline, so many people who think they’re not capable of campaigning, but once they get over their nervousness, they’re AWESOME! Because they’re real people leading real lives, and can relate to the people they speak to.

          • 27 jacquelineoboomer
            July 19, 2014 at 3:17 pm

            I only was visited twice during “the time of Obama” by canvassers, both representing Democratic GOTV drives – once in ’08 and once in ’12. The first one was young and inexperienced and so thankful to find I was going to vote Democratic all the way, and not throw him off my property. The second was a dynamo and we spent a half hour chatting it up about PRESIDENT OBAMA, and ended up hugging! I tried to convince her to run for local office, herself, ’cause think I mentioned she was a dynamo, and she said it wasn’t the first time somebody had suggested that to her. It’s so important to have boots on the ground, especially in 2014!

            • July 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm

              Ah, love that Jacqueline, I can only imagine what the encouragement and praise meant to her. Hey, she might end up in the Oval Office πŸ™‚

    • 29 vcprezofan2
      July 19, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      This is exactly the kind of news for today (and every day)! Thanks to you, your sis, and her group, and all others here who are still walking the walk.

    • 32 GGail
      July 19, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      Good news J’OB !!! The feeling is so rewarding – it’s a high like no other when you feel that you are making a contribution to our election success Tell her we are Proud of her!

  4. 34 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    July 19, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    **** Kleenex Alert ****

    Billy and his family live about 4 doors from me. I watched him grow up, more than once I almost ran over him and his buddies when the were skateboarding around a blind corner. At link is the story of his love and loss — Billy married Missi, the love of his life on July 2nd and became a widower on July 3rd. So sad that this happened to such wonderful young folks, however, I marvel at the young man “little” Billy has grown up to be.


  5. July 19, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    I love the pics of POTUS with children. The children see his good heart.

    • 37 Anna
      July 19, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      Agree, they know he is looking out for them and their future, unlike those that claim they do, and don’t.

  6. 38 jacquelineoboomer
    July 19, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Ugh. Chris Cuomo is in Ukraine. Maybe he’ll crash into his fellow ambulance chaser, Anderson Cooper, and they’ll cancel each other out.

  7. 41 HZ
    July 19, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    A Beautiful Sat., to my Chips and TOD family. It is a lovely overcast day in my area. I love the coolness of the day and the overcast. My dear elderly neighbors are having some health issues today. Hubby in hospital on Tues., released then wife went in this morning. All things will work out just fine. Went over to thank our First Responders(my usual no matter where I see them in the city, when I am our and about) and check on my dear sweet neighbors.

    Spoke with daughter a few minutes ago, and they are running tests now. Please keep me and my dear neighbors in your quiet moments of prayer and meditation. They are lovely people and I love them dearly. I believe that they will take their measure of health with a big bucket of faith and grace and be back home soon. I have some wonderful neighbors, and we all look out for each other. We call it the ‘Fierce Senior Corner.’

    TOD family take your time to live each moment with love, respect, and grace. It is a precious gift to walk through this time and give back the beautiful gifts of our abundance of talent, compassion, and respect to those we meet and share this great gift of life. Hug your love ones and be gracious for their lives. {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ Give them out with gentleness and compassion}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}HZ

    • 42 GGail
      July 19, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      HZ, yes, it is a lovely comfortable day today in SoCal. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your neighbors. You fierce seniors are important in the fabric of life. {{{{HZ}}}}

    • 43 jackiegrumbacher
      July 19, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      HZ, what a wonderful name–I’ll have to remember it. I have a group of fierce seniors who work together on every major campaign and Democratic event. Right now, we getting ready for our Democratic booth at the county fair, which requires staffing for over a week. We’re always assigned a back to back booth with the Republicans and we do our best to make the biggest splash. Later in August we put on our Fiesta Latino in the city park, which requires months and months of planning. There’s good food, Latino music, dancing, games for children, contest, prizes ..oh and voter registration, lots of info on candidates and a chance to try out a voting booth. The oldest ones always arrive the earliest to set up, work the hardest during the day and stay late to clean up. I always laugh when the younger volunteers tell us how worn out they are. You advice about reaching out to each other with hugs of love is the best ever. Bless you for your great heart and loving spirit.

  8. 44 jacquelineoboomer
    July 19, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Off to nap and drool while the rest of ya rise and shine or whatever phase Chips has neatly put you in, with all the images and smiles … later!

  9. 52 amk for obama
    July 19, 2014 at 4:38 pm


  10. July 19, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    You mean to tell me the T baggers are having nationwide protests against the so called criminal aliens ?

    Jeesh !

      July 19, 2014 at 5:17 pm


      • 73 jackiegrumbacher
        July 19, 2014 at 5:23 pm

        And, Sue, we all saw those ‘fearsome’ creatures–short, cute, alone and frightened. And big, loud-mouthed, hateful Tea Party critters cringe in fear of them. Oh the Horror, the Horror. The invasion of the little people!!!!!

        • 74 SUE DUVALL SMITH
          July 19, 2014 at 6:03 pm


  11. July 19, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Is this all it takes for some on the left? Shit on the undocumented your entire career but bring some kids a few blankets and…..

    I don’t know the reaction he got from that statement but fuck off to anyone that agreed with that statement. Glenn Beck is not your friend and he’s not a friend to immigrants.

    • July 19, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      I ****ing hate the Nutroots creeps, no doubt Jane Hamsher etc are there are fundraising for themselves. Scum.

      • July 19, 2014 at 5:13 pm

        Ugh. I break out in hives whenever I see that woman’s name.

        • July 19, 2014 at 5:23 pm

          I stupidly just checked her Twitter TL, GB, and yup – surprise, surprise! – she’s swooning about the whole thing, especially Snowden. πŸ™„ Can’t wait for the racist slime to produce her ‘FiredogLake β™₯s Eddie!’ tees, from which 99% of the proceeds will go to her bank account (the other 1% to her second account).

          How’d your ‘Kill the Bill’ campaign with Grover work for ya, Janie?

      • 81 jackiegrumbacher
        July 19, 2014 at 5:15 pm

        Chips, that just about sums up that event–a gathering place for the Hamshers of the world, who are so filled with their own self righteousness and importance that they take gleeful joy in undermining the best and most decent president we’ve ever had. I was a little annoyed that Joy Biden accorded them the courtesy of speaking to them. I would have told them to pound salt. I truly hate that emprog preciousness. Hope you’re having a great day. I’m still recovering from all the stresses of this week and find myself wanting to fall sleep in any chair I sit on.

        • July 19, 2014 at 5:25 pm

          Have to say, Jackie, I was gobsmacked when I heard the VP was going to waste his precious time talking to these creeps.


          These are the very people who worked towards persuading idiots to stay at home in 2010, they are frauds, the lot of them, I HATE them.

    • 83 jackiegrumbacher
      July 19, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      GOB, if there is anyone who does not know what an exploitative con man Glenn Beck is, then they are too stupid for salvation. Deciding to listen to Glenn Beck is like deciding to pour poison into your brain. It is always fatal to your health.

      • July 19, 2014 at 5:13 pm

        Well said, Jackie. I’m just SMH. If you’re unhappy with PBO’s handling of border crisis, elevating Glenn Beck is NOT the way to do it.

    • 85 kathleenp444
      July 19, 2014 at 5:13 pm

      oh grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. that really pisses me off. there’s just never enough hate for these people.

    • 87 GGail
      July 19, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      And this year the gathering is in Detroit. The most vulnerable people

  12. 88 amk for obama
    July 19, 2014 at 5:07 pm

  13. 89 amk for obama
    July 19, 2014 at 5:09 pm

  14. 90 kathleenp444
    July 19, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    ok, if anyone’s in need of some goodness (aren’t we always?), you’ve GOT to check out the sweetness of this turtle…


    • 91 a4alice
      July 19, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      thank you for that. it was lovely

      • 92 a4alice
        July 19, 2014 at 5:59 pm

        • 93 kathleenp444
          July 19, 2014 at 6:22 pm

          thanks for that, alice πŸ™‚

        • July 19, 2014 at 6:40 pm

          Thanks, a4alice, for posting this video.

          Made me tear up, especially because the poor turtle didn’t have use of his left front leg (the one that was tangled in the rope). Hopefully he just needed to get some circulation flowing through it to be well again.

          This video should be required viewing for the scum of the earth who go on safari to gun down endangered species. (Thinking of that cheerleader girl — never clicked on the articles, but she proudly posed with the dead animals. Can’t understand how anyone could think that killing animals who are running out of habitat is a good use of money.)

          And the turtle thanking the diver is just too heartwarming.

        July 19, 2014 at 6:06 pm


  15. 97 amk for obama
    July 19, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    • 98 99ts
      July 19, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      Scant respect? – None – absolutely none.

        • 100 99ts
          July 19, 2014 at 10:43 pm

          I’m late – it’s afternoon – my sleeping habits see night as day!

          Not that I am fond of our current PM & Foreign Minister – but apparently the Foreign department in Russia refuse to speak to them – because we dared to suggest that Russia was to blame for the plane coming down. I keep thinking of the family where Grandpa was bring home his grandbabes – and weep.

          I know the world is full of tragedy, but this seems such a step too far.

          • July 19, 2014 at 10:48 pm

            I was saying it yesterday 99ts, initially the numbers of dead were so shocking, but when we finally started seeing their faces and hearing their stories, beyond heartbreaking.

  16. July 19, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Hospital food gets a locavore makeover

    [….] Major institutions like Jefferson have long relied on whatever giant food service companies provide, often processed foods that are delivered efficiently and are easy to heat and serve. But with a steady supply of locally grown food from the Common Market food hub, Jefferson now serves vegetables like bok choy and asparagus, creamy yogurts from Amish country and omelets with locally sourced cage-free eggs and spinach.[….]

    St. Luke’s University Hospital Network is taking that a step further by
    growing veggies on site at its new facility in Bethlehem Township, Penn. This year, the five-acre plot is expected to grow 44,000 pounds of organic food like tomatoes, squash, and peppers. St. Luke’s plans to eventually double the size of the farm.[….]

    Health benefits aside, institutions like hospitals are perfectly poised
    to give the food movement the kick it needs by making local food
    available on a bigger scale.[….]


    • 103 jackiegrumbacher
      July 19, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      I’m glad some hospitals are going this route, Rikyrah, but most of us will end up in the ones that serve slop. Even if 90 percent of all hospitals tried something different, most of us would be in the 10 percent. Because that’s how statistics work in real life.

    • 104 vcprezofan2
      July 19, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      I like the sound of this – hospitals gradually becoming more true to their mandate to help restore health. Though it may not be, IMO this bit of truth in advertising should be attributed to the Obama admin, in particular to FLOTUS’s focus/vision.

  17. 105 amk for obama
    July 19, 2014 at 5:27 pm

  18. 106 Nena20409
    July 19, 2014 at 5:28 pm



    Now, that will be appealed and the higher number will be either seriously reduced or even thrown out if and when SCOTUS gets this.

  19. 109 Nena20409
    July 19, 2014 at 5:32 pm


    Finally, the 298 remains murdered in the air skies of Ukraine by the separatists supported by Putin are now being removed.

      July 19, 2014 at 6:11 pm


  20. 111 Nena20409
    July 19, 2014 at 5:42 pm

  21. July 19, 2014 at 5:45 pm

  22. 117 amk for obama
    July 19, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Ok, it’s the proverbial 3.00 am.

    gunnite folks/

  23. 120 Nena20409
    July 19, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Death can be cruel to the deceased and horrifically traumatic to the loved ones.

    In this case, a life well lived and Heaven is getting a Jazz-man. Heavens must have sent him.

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  25. July 19, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Your thoughts?

  26. July 19, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Just finished watching The Lego Movie.


    Don’t see why folks were raving about it.

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