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@POTUS: An honor to address the Coast Guard class of 2015. Confident they’ll help us meet big challenges like climate change.


88 Responses to “Chat Away”


  1. 1 COS
    May 20, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Hey Chips.

  2. May 20, 2015 at 2:09 pm

  3. May 20, 2015 at 2:11 pm

  4. 5 Linda
    May 20, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    close to 1,000 weapons confiscated at the WACO biker brawl.

  5. May 20, 2015 at 2:15 pm

  6. 14 Nena20409
    May 20, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    The POTUS and His Coast Guard 2015 Graduates 😉
    Lovely. Awesome. Fantastic. Thanks Chips.

    2.21M and Counting! Ahoy!

  7. May 20, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I have an important decision to make.

    What should I get for lunch?

    • May 20, 2015 at 2:34 pm

      Fries and a gravy sandwich!

      • May 20, 2015 at 2:36 pm

        Is this an Irish delicacy?

        • May 20, 2015 at 2:38 pm

          It should be – look at how delicious it is!

          • May 20, 2015 at 2:53 pm

            I mean, what twisted, perverse mind would even think about this concoction?

            • 20 forus50
              May 20, 2015 at 3:55 pm

              Well, have you ever been to an Irish restaurant? No? Possibly because no one has because the Irish don’t know how to cook; whatever they make is stolen/borrowed from another culture. And I can say that being 100% Irish American. 🙂 My Mother was an amazing cook but I discovered later that it actually was all German and Norwegian and Swedish dishes she was making. Years ago, my boyfriend came home one day and exclaimed that he had eaten lunch at the most amazing, delicious Irish restaurant here in Chicago. I looked at him quizzically because I had never been to one and he went into great detail about all the different potatoes they had on the menu, etc. etc. Finally I was like “Where is it???” to which he confessed he was just messing with me.

      • 22 TrumpDog
        May 20, 2015 at 4:47 pm

        OMG that looks GROSS

  8. 23 Nena20409
    May 20, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Congrats COS on your solid Au ⭐ 🙂

  9. 25 JER
    May 20, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    President Obama has departed New London en route Stamford, Connecticut.

  10. 26 Vicki
    May 20, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Love these photos, TY Chi[ps, and am really enjoying @POTUS along with 2.2 million other people. Only 2 million more than the nagging scold EW has.

  11. 27 Nena20409
    May 20, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks for this……Live Event Chips. I totally enjoyed it.
    Later TOD 😉

  12. 28 forus50
    May 20, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Maybe if I win I can ask her what other great new campaign ideas (by “new” I mean “from Barack Obama”) she’s going to come up with? 🙂 🙂

    • 29 hopefruit2
      May 20, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      Yup! Stealing his ideas one by one while supposedly distancing from him. Also, I guess folks aren’t that excited to meet Hillary on the trail. This thing only gets 28 retweets after almost a full day, from an account that boasts over 3.5M followers?!?!?!?

      • 30 forus50
        May 20, 2015 at 3:38 pm

        Jeez, I didn’t notice only 28 retweets in a day. That’s the definition of an enthusiasm gap.

        • 31 Vicki
          May 20, 2015 at 4:27 pm

          pathetic,forus, just sad. All those millions who “follow” HRC.
          Perhaps “follow” doesn’t mean “read.”
          Or “give a f— what person is tweeting”
          “follow” in this context might mean “paid for.”

          • 32 nospin
            May 20, 2015 at 5:33 pm

            “Perhaps “follow” doesn’t mean “read.”
            Or “give a f— what person is tweeting”

            worth repeating Vicki. And I would not be surprised if it was paid for.

    • 33 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      May 20, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      …not an original thought or idea in her campaign! Appears to me her campaign logo was hijacked from Operation Hope! See example below…

    • 34 MightyPamela
      May 20, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      Oh, golly gee – I have already scheduled that time to pick lint off the carpet. ;(

    • 35 nospin
      May 20, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      #nomoreclintons #none

  13. May 20, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Man, my Twitter-fu is a bit off today. And my CPAP isn’t helping much in the way of getting restful sleep.

  14. 41 JER
    May 20, 2015 at 3:01 pm

  15. 42 Nerdy Wonka
    May 20, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    They love him!!!! President Obama is the COOLEST.

    • 43 0388jojothecat
      May 20, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      He’s like…really? OK. At least there were no chest bumps.

    • 44 forus50
      May 20, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      I was trying to figure out if he was a bit unenthused about it lol or if that was the serious pose in character. I’m thinking the former.

      • 45 theo67
        May 20, 2015 at 3:46 pm

        I’d like to think he doesn’t mind doing these crazy things for the kids who sign up to fight in the armed forces. After this event, it gets kind of serious for them, doesn’t it – saving lives, defending country….

        • 46 Nerdy Wonka
          May 20, 2015 at 3:48 pm

          Yup. He was smiling and laughing when asked to do fist bumps, shakas, hugs, poses.

        • 47 MightyPamela
          May 20, 2015 at 4:22 pm

          Yes, Theo67, and he is their CIC. Not a single one of these kids will ever forget the moment, and PBO’s gracious heart. It’s very real, for all of them.

      • 48 Nerdy Wonka
        May 20, 2015 at 3:47 pm

        Nope It’s the latter. President Obama chuckled when he was asked and then assumed the position. You’re not supposed to be smiling when doing the Charlie’s Angels pose

      • 49 nospin
        May 20, 2015 at 5:34 pm

        I think he was being serious to match the character. POTUS loves the young people.

      • May 21, 2015 at 8:51 pm

        I think it was the angle of the picture that gave him a slightly skeptical expression. I saw the same picture from a different angle and it looked to me as though he was having fun.

    • 51 MightyPamela
      May 20, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      4th quarter, baybee, it don’t matter no more! 🐻

    • May 20, 2015 at 10:06 pm

      “President Obama is the COOLEST.”

      Yes indeed, Nerdy Wonka. This is why the media have desperately tried to damage his image by claiming that he is “aloof” and “arrogant.” Pics like this one expose the media’s blatant lies about President Obama’s character.

  16. 53 kid kanga
    May 20, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I bet you there are many others with less productive terms/careers/lives as a whole than this president will during his “lame duck’ period. How does this guy get so much done on so many different fronts and topics?

    First bees, now butterflys??? Please, someone end this tyranny now!111!! one

    http://qz.com/407893/obama-is-creating-a-1500-mile-butterfly-corridor-to-help-monarchs-get-from-mexico-to-minnesota/#

    • 54 theo67
      May 20, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      …”less productive terms/careers/lives as a whole” – yes – many of them are in the US Congress.

  17. 55 Linda
    May 20, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Can someone please explain to Rand Paul what a filibuster is ?

    He is currently on the floor yapping about the Patriot Act and trying to raise money from an e-mail claiming he is filibustering …

    He is NOT….

    A ” filibuster ” can only be done when it relates to a Bill that is currently being debated and in the process of getting a vote.

    There is NO debate and NO vote pending on the Patriot Act at this time

  18. 56 Linda
    May 20, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Hillary hired a Dreamer as her Latino Outreach Director.

    Will heads explode ?

  19. 57 JER
    May 20, 2015 at 3:24 pm

  20. 58 Vicki
    May 20, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    I am glad that the Israeli Bus Segregation plan has been stopped, for now, at least.
    How about the Israeli Road Segregation?
    That is okay??
    Not to me.

    It is Segregation, not security, when Israelis whiz along on sleek well-lit roads and Palestinians are crushed in traffic on unpaved and unlit side roads.
    We need more outrage and consequential change in Israel. soonest.

    • 59 forus50
      May 20, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      So agree Vicki. We are actively and financially supporting a monster dictator and those poor Palestinians are enslaved in Israel’s prison with the world looking the other way.

    • 60 Linda
      May 20, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      It has been cancelled…than goodness

      JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday canceled a plan that would have banned Palestinian laborers from riding on the same buses with Jewish settlers in the West Bank, just hours after it was announced — an embarrassing about-face that reflected the tensions enveloping Israel’s new government.

      The inauspicious start for Netanyahu’s hard-line government illustrated the difficulties that loom as it tries to advance a pro-settler agenda in the face of rising global outrage and domestic criticism.

      The reversal came as the European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, was in town. The EU has taken a tough stance against settlements built on lands claimed by the Palestinians.

      As the bus plan was unveiled, Israeli critics across the political spectrum derided it as racist, with one opposition politician comparing it to “apartheid.” Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, a member of Netanyahu’s Likud Party, called the plan “unthinkable” and said there had been “great damage” to Israel.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/20/west-bank-bus-segregation-plan_n_7339970.html

  21. 61 Allison
    May 20, 2015 at 3:56 pm

  22. 64 MightyPamela
    May 20, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    PBO = Joy + Inspiration for all time. We here at TOD already know how much we will miss him, and MO, but we will still walk with them and The Obama Foundation. All those who refuse to see and acknowledge how much he has done, how much he continues to do, will have the emptiest lives beyond their own imagination. They will be fraught with despair when they can no longer harass him. He and Michelle, meanwhile, will continue on with the work they were born to do.

    • 65 kid kanga
      May 20, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      QFT!! (quoted for truth!) It really is a shame that the people that could stand to learn the most by listening to this president, listen least.

  23. 66 Linda
    May 20, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Jeb said that there was NO ISIS in Iraq when his brother was President.

    Jeb also said that Al-Qaeda in Iraq was ” whipped out ” when his brother was President.

    Huh ? Both are lies

  24. 71 57andfemale
    May 20, 2015 at 4:08 pm

  25. 72 Linda
    May 20, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Nebraska lawmakers voted to abolish the death penalty Wednesday with enough votes to override a gubernatorial veto.

    Lawmakers voted 32-15 on a bill to replace the death penalty with life without parole as the state’s highest penalty. Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) has vowed to veto the bill, but the legislature is expected to have enough votes to override the veto.

    Well since they only need 30 votes to override….I think it will be assured, not ” expected “.

    19 States now ban the death penalty.

    • 73 forus50
      May 20, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      I was surprised Massachusetts wasn’t one of the states who still has the death penalty and am saddened that the state uses tax money to kill a person with the death penalty for the Boston bomber. I read that at over 60% of people in Massachusetts oppose the death penalty. It’s absolutely barbaric. We gasp in horror at other countries and their method for killing yet do it ourselves with what we consider a civilized state sponsored murder. Whether a person is shot, hung, stoned to death or electrocuted or killed by lethal injection, it’s all the same –killing. I’m so glad Illinois has abolished (or at least discontinued) state sponsored murder.

      • 74 Linda
        May 20, 2015 at 4:39 pm

        I am confused…..

        That was a Federal trail and verdict….why would the State need to pay for anything ? He is going to a Federal Prison.

        I am curious though as to what method will be used since the drugs are no longer available for lethal injection…..

        • 75 forus50
          May 20, 2015 at 5:05 pm

          Linda, you are correct. My mistake; it was, in fact, a federal prosecution because he was charged with “weapons of mass destruction” which is a federal crime. Massachusetts doesn’t have the death penalty. http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/states-and-without-death-penalty

          I think these prosecutions are largely racist. If the Boston guy with the strange name and Islamic beliefs was guilty of weapons of mass destruction killing 3 people then why wasn’t the the white kid who shot up the movie theatre in Colorado killing 12 and injuring 70 prosecuted with the same crime or the white kid who blew up those little 20 second graders in Newtown? The prosecution of a crime is still determined by a)what color skin and b) Muslim or not.

      • 76 forus50
        May 20, 2015 at 4:40 pm

        Typo – s/b “I was surprised Massachusetts is one of the states which still has the death penalty..”

        • 77 taiping1
          May 20, 2015 at 4:53 pm

          Massachusetts has not had a death penalty in more than 30 years; majority polled were against death penalty for the bomber. But a death qualified jury is not of your peers but only of people who would consider the sentence of death.

        • 78 Linda
          May 20, 2015 at 4:54 pm

          Mass does not have the death penalty. They banned it in 1984.

  26. 79 Nerdy Wonka
    May 20, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Interesting read.

  27. 80 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    May 20, 2015 at 4:17 pm

  28. 81 Linda
    May 20, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Over 1 billion dollars has been collected by the Red Nose Day event tomorrow.

    I have one.

  29. May 20, 2015 at 4:31 pm

  30. 84 Nena20409
    May 20, 2015 at 4:52 pm

  31. 86 Nena20409
    May 20, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    This is why Fox is so Damaging…..a Cancer in our Political System.


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