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  1. 1 GGail
    January 4, 2015 at 12:35 pm


  2. 8 GGail
    January 4, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Now I have to scarf down my breakfast, slurp my coffee, and get ready to go to Church!

  3. 9 Nerdy Wonka
    January 4, 2015 at 12:40 pm


    Home sweet home.

  4. 10 Judith Fardig
    January 4, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Congrats to GGail on her GOOOOOOOAL!

  5. 11 vcprezofan2
    January 4, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Suh-weet! The Obamas are back, AND, most importantly, they had some legitimate down time away from the hustle and bustle of the paparazzi! 🙂 🙂

  6. January 4, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    OhMyGerd, PBO is wearing khakis! INPEECH!!!

  7. 15 Vicki
    January 4, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Yay! The Obama family home safe and sound after a long and I hope, wonderful vacation.
    Thank you Chips for the coverage.

    Apparently Frank Lampard will not be coming to NYC anytime soon. The NY sports pages say that Manchester is not letting him go. Manchester considers NYC a farm team or something and owns Lampard’s contract, so as long as he is playing as well as he has, too bad NYC.

  8. January 4, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Chelsea 3-0 Watford. That’s more like it.

  9. January 4, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    50 is way too young to die. RIP Stuart Scott.

  10. January 4, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Can someone explain to me why darts is a thing in the UK?

    • January 4, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      Bizarrest of all, it’s HUUUUUUUGE in Holland!!

      Just about every pub in Britain has a darts board, the people who play it convince themselves they’re athletes.

      • January 4, 2015 at 12:59 pm

        We need to get Toon Moone to comment on this STAT

        • January 4, 2015 at 1:02 pm

          Yikes, I better correct that to Netherlands or Toon will have me for lunch.

        • 24 arapaho415
          January 4, 2015 at 2:51 pm

          I think it’s the weather — they needed an indoor activity.

          Growing up in SoCal, recess and PE were always outside.

          When it rained we were cooped up inside the gym and had to play ridiculous games with a giant ball that we kicked around.

          Darts takes more skill, but of course isn’t safe for kids inside a gym. 😦

          • January 4, 2015 at 4:53 pm

            Oh, I LOVE playing darts at a pub. And I’m pretty good. 😎 But if you’ve ever watched a darts match it’s like a WWE event! They’ve got the signs, and the players march in like wrestlers. It’s actually quite fun.

  11. 26 forus50
    January 4, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    One of the first true vacations for POTUS, right?

  12. January 4, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    My President is rested and ready to kick some GOP/MSM arse.

  13. 28 jackiegrumbacher
    January 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    It is so sweet to see our president bond so beautifully with his daughters. They’re old enough now to fully understand how lucky they are to have such an extraordinary, brilliant, loving man as their father. By 2017, Malia will have fully matured into young womanhood in the White House with Sasha not far behind her. They will both have witnessed first hand their father’s greatness and will be old enough to grasp what a seminal figure he is in history. That can’t help but transform their whole lives for the better.

  14. 29 donna dem 4 obama
    January 4, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Okay this is completely off topic but can someone explain to me why people cover their entire body with tattoos?

    A tattoo on the back or arm or leg or whatnot I understand but from neck to ankles makes no sense to me and how is this considered good looking?

    Okay I got that off my chest. Now I must go prepare dinner for the family this evening

    Pot Roast with veggies
    Baked Chicken over rice
    Collard Greens
    Sweet Tea
    Apple Pie (from Costco’s)

    Later everyone!

    • 30 jacquelineoboomer
      January 4, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      I thought “Egyptian influence” at first, and decided to google it.

      Since pre-historic times … tattoos over the body were related to healing … religion … punishment … differentiation between the “roles” of men and women … war-inspired … slavery-inspired … traditional cultural symbols … decoration … an adjunct to body painting and piercing … for identification on the high seas and during military service … to include being used to mark Jews during the Holocaust, of course – in that case, to further demean them as property, while the world remained, once again, in its cocoon.

      And for many, many other reasons, not to mention to recognize one’s favorite band or singers at the present time through a large tattoo on the back of your head. #IKnowPeople


      I’m sure you knew all this and were asking a rhetorical question, and may I add I don’t get full-body tattooing, either! U-G-L-Y.

  15. 31 Nerdy Wonka
    January 4, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Chips and GGail are doing cartwheels because of 2-0?!

    Pffft…that’s weak.

    Come meet Chelsea at the 3-0 mark.

  16. January 4, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Sasha must be freezing, cause she is marching to get in the White House.

  17. 43 jacquelineoboomer
    January 4, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Welcome home to the President and his adorable family!

  18. January 4, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Welcome Home Mr President…Back in the WH where you belong.. 😀

  19. January 4, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    • 46 forus50
      January 4, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      POTUS always says it best. I know most every night when I was traveling on business back in the 90s (my job included about 70% travel) the one and only channel I would watch in the hotel room after I got back from a business dinner was ESPN Sports Center. I wasn’t that interested in politics at the time and I didn’t need to know the local news and the national news I got with the USA Today newspaper under the door in the morning. So I always watched ESPN as my primary interest was every type of US sport. I’m sure I’ve watched Stuart Scott more than any other sports personality or newscaster and he made me appreciate other players who weren’t on my home/favorite teams. I’m so sad he’s gone.

    • January 4, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      I think Stuart Scott graduate from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

      • 48 hopefruit2
        January 4, 2015 at 2:15 pm

        Yes he did. 🙂

          • January 4, 2015 at 3:06 pm

            Indeed he was! Did not realize that until I saw the sad news here and went to read this feature story about his life and work. http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/12118296/stuart-scott-espn-anchor-dies-age-49
            From this ESPN story:
            “‘Stuart was born in Chicago, but he, along with two sisters and a brother, spent his formative years in North Carolina, where their father was a postal inspector who always had time to play after work. Stuart went to R.J. Reynolds High in Winston-Salem and then the University of North Carolina, where he played wide receiver and defensive back on the club football team, joined Alpha Phi Alpha and worked at the student radio station, WXYC. After graduating in 1987 with a degree in speech communication, Stuart was hired by WPDE-TV in Florence, S.C. He says that’s where he first came up with the pillow metaphor. “People say I stole it from a movie,” he told an interviewer in 1998, “but I first thought of that and said it on my first job … I just liked it.” ‘
            and this:
            ‘ “Some of his best moments on the air came when he adopted the persona of a preacher: “Can I get a witness from the congregation?!” And one of his best moments off the air came when a producer suggested he change a reference on his NBA show from Omega Psi Phi, the fraternity of Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal, to something more universal, like Animal House.

            “I have friends who have no idea what that movie is about,” Stuart told him. “That movie was made two decades ago, and black fraternities have been around since 1906.” ‘
            A great loss to the world on so many levels.

  20. January 4, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Ok, so I’m going to order my new glasses from Warby Parker. For every pair of glasses you buy, they donate a pair to a person in need.

    • 52 Nerdy Wonka
      January 4, 2015 at 3:20 pm

      This is one more reason I loooooove TOD.

      I’d heard about Warby Parker a while back, but then life happened and it slipped my memory. I was just thinking about purchasing new glasses and trying to find a time within the week to browse online for stores and styles, then BAM! LL to the rescue.

      I’m going to use them since they don’t just take in all the profit but actually pay it forward.

      Thanks, LL.

  21. January 4, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Good News.

  22. 62 donna dem 4 obama
    January 4, 2015 at 2:02 pm


    I have written two posts that WP have eaten so far today 😦

    • January 4, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      Sorry Donna, just found them in spam and freed them, a word in them must have matched a nutjob’s name!

      • 64 donna dem 4 obama
        January 4, 2015 at 2:17 pm

        Ahh that explains it. Thanks Chips!!!!!!!

      • 65 arapaho415
        January 4, 2015 at 2:57 pm

        No doubt part of DonnaD’s delicious dinner that she has abandoned TOD for, while we patiently wait for her invitations. 😉

        Also don’t get today’s infatuation with tattoos. My father was a WWII vet, a Navy lifer, and he instilled at me at an early age the taboo against tattoos (and this was in San Diego, which was chock-full of tattoo parlors back in the day).

        I do carry biases from my early years — like Gary Cooper admonishing Audrey Hepburn about how “tacky” ankle bracelets were.

  23. January 4, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    this is example A-Z of why Black conservatives are despised by the larger Black community.

    She is nothing but a modern day slave catcher.


    Mia Love defends Scalise
    By Kevin Cirilli January 04, 2015, 10:40 am

    Rep.-elect Mia Love (R-Utah) on Sunday defended House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and said he should remain in House leadership despite having spoken to a racist group in 2002.

    Love, who is the first African American Republican woman elected to the House, denounced the racist groups on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”

    “I believe he should stay in leadership,” Love said.


  24. 72 desertflower
    January 4, 2015 at 2:40 pm


    The revved-up U.S. economy probably produced another large batch of new jobs in December, setting the stage in 2015 for the quickest spurt of growth in at least a decade.

    The U.S. likely added at least 220,000 jobs in the final month of 2014, according to economists polled by MarketWatch. And the preliminary 321,000 increase in November—the third-biggest gain since the recession ended in mid-2009—could be revised higher if recent history is a guide.

    Add it all together and the economy might have generated nearly 3 million new jobs in 2014, the best performance since the U.S. created some 3.2 million jobs in 1999.

  25. January 4, 2015 at 2:46 pm


    Oprah Prime – Celebrating Dr. King and the Selma Matches 50 years later.
    Tonight, 9pm EST on OWN
    Oprah’s Master Class- Stories from the Civil Rights Era from following:
    Dr. Maya Angelou, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Lionel Richie, Berry Gordy and others
    Tonight, 10 PM EST on OWN

  26. 77 desertflower
    January 4, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Off to tutor:) bbl

  27. January 4, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    this random killing of black folks by the police department hearkens back to the time when the Klan terrorized the blk community…the NYPD for decades operated on a policy of Stop & Frisk…Deblasio stopped the policy of Stop & Frisk and is attempting to rein in & hold the police accountable for their abuse of power….this defiance by the NYPD…is a direct result of a police force that does not recognize the authority of the Mayor or his Police Commissioner…

  28. 85 Nerdy Wonka
    January 4, 2015 at 3:09 pm

  29. 86 Linda
    January 4, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Sunday, January 04, 2015

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama’s job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove

  30. January 4, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    I know it’s selfish but I wish President Obama would remain in the White House forever.He is The Greatest

      January 4, 2015 at 3:42 pm


      • January 4, 2015 at 3:49 pm

        Well it will be sad to see Barack and Michelle leave that White House January 2017, but one thing we can be sure of and that is they both will continue to do great things for the better of the people and this country.

    January 4, 2015 at 3:48 pm


  32. 93 Nena20409
    January 4, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    -29 blow with the wind factored in.
    -7 blow today.
    Had Not cracked above One today. But it has been Sunny and Brisk.
    MN, my state…..Love it, Hate it, Love, Love it.

  33. 94 Nena20409
    January 4, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Excellent Pictorial Post.
    Awesome post, Chipsticks.
    GGail has the Gold ⭐

  34. 95 Nena20409
    January 4, 2015 at 4:01 pm

  35. 96 Nena20409
    January 4, 2015 at 4:05 pm

  36. 98 Nena20409
    January 4, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    • January 4, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      Why did only 36% of Americans got out to vote in November 4 midterms? At this point i couldn’t care less about Abc, CNN, NBC, Gallup and all the other polls.

  37. 100 Nena20409
    January 4, 2015 at 4:07 pm

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