131 Responses to “West Wing Week: “A Look Ahead””

    • 2 Judith Fardig
      August 22, 2015 at 11:53 am

      Congratulations on first, Jacqueline! My parents had me carrying campaign signs for Stevenson/Sparkman at age 3, but in later adulthood, I’ve come to appreciate some things about the opponent. Now I can say, I like Ike!

  1. 4 jacquelineoboomer
    August 22, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Let it be known to all the peoples of the land that my “first” comment is in moderation.


  2. August 22, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Honoring Hawaii

  3. 14 jacquelineoboomer
    August 22, 2015 at 11:45 am

  4. August 22, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Good morning (afternoon, evening) TOD!

    Congrats on 1st Jacqueline ๐Ÿ™‚

    Great to have you back Chips!!!

    Also ….

  5. August 22, 2015 at 11:47 am

    โค ๐Ÿป โค

  6. 29 GGail
    August 22, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
    No Goal, but good action ๐Ÿ˜Šโšฝ๏ธโšฝ๏ธ

    • August 22, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Just like you, United’s attack slept through the game. I hate football again. Mooooooooorning GGail.

      • 31 GGail
        August 22, 2015 at 1:07 pm

        Morning dear Chips. It’s too early to have football – again.
        They might have been a little miffed at you for missing their first three wins, so they decided to bring you in slowly ๐Ÿ˜€
        You just be ready for the next game – Oh Boy!!!

  7. 33 Nena20409
    August 22, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Congrats J’OB on your Au โญ Ag โญ and the Bronze โญ

  8. 34 Nena20409
    August 22, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Keeping mt Fingers Crossed if Sen Dems can get it done. WTG, Senate Dems. Just Do It!

  9. 38 Judith Fardig
    August 22, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Morning, TOD and welcome back, Chips!! Going to an Oberlin alumni picnic today with my handouts on the Iran Deal and phone numbers to call Senators Wyden and Merkley for support. Will not rest until we have enough sane Democrats to filibuster any GOP nefarious bill to reject diplomacy.

  10. August 22, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    It is OUR MISSION to make sure that Senator Reid and the Senate DEMS FILIBUSTER the @GOP bill. Period.

  11. 44 Nena20409
    August 22, 2015 at 12:01 pm

  12. August 22, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Is it just me or is anybody else having trouble loading these pages?

  13. 46 Nena20409
    August 22, 2015 at 12:06 pm

  14. 47 Nena20409
    August 22, 2015 at 12:20 pm

  15. 48 JER
    August 22, 2015 at 12:20 pm

  16. 52 arapaho415
    August 22, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Good morning TODville.


  17. 53 donna dem 4 obama
    August 22, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Seeing that picture of the MLK Memorial reminded me to remind you all that time is passing by…..When is TOD coming to DC next year to visit the WH, The MLK Memorial, The National Museum of American History (where you can see the First Ladies Exhibit) The Newseum and on and on and on and on…..Need I say more?????

    • 54 vcprezofan2
      August 22, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      Me, I am waiting for you to get the tickets, or whatever approval is needed, then letting us know the dates. If you plan it, *we* (or some of us) will come! GDD, I know you couldn’t get enough for all of us, but you could try for a specific number (say 25/40/?), couldn’t you? Theo tried to get approval/ticckets from her senators for a tour in January 2013 when we were both going to be there *nudge-nudge; wink-wink* but was unsuccessful.

      • 55 donna dem 4 obama
        August 22, 2015 at 1:13 pm

        Well folks will need to decide because with the WH visit my contact is a retired secret service agent and once a date is established they will need to provide him information in order to get their names on the list to enter the White House. They still basically run your name through their system before you get to go. With that said, I am more than happy to coordinate things and Alycee has agreed to help but I wanted the group to kind of decide when they wanted to come. I live here and as long as there is nothing going on with work my schedule is flexible although I prefer late spring/early summer.

        • 56 GGail
          August 22, 2015 at 1:21 pm

          Hi Donna,
          When me, Tally, JoJo & Purpleshoes were at the Salsa event, Purpleshoes brought the subject up and collectively we agreed that June would be a good month for the WH visit.

          If others agree, then we can begin to save up our money and you local DC folks can work on getting us in.

          What would be needed to request a visit with POTUS and/or FLOTUS?

          Thanks for bringing it up! ๐Ÿ™‚

        • 67 vcprezofan2
          August 22, 2015 at 1:22 pm

          Yes, I remember having to supply my #strands-in-your-eyelash count (just kidding) for the previous attempt. ๐Ÿ˜€
          Late spring, early summer works beautifully for me – means I won’t have to worry about winter coat! I just need to know when you know so that I can block myself off from the on-call for work. I am already grinning at the very thought!!!!

        • August 22, 2015 at 1:43 pm

          Well, now that I know your work schedule may be flexible and you could possibly spend some time with us, I would love to come. I prefer Spring as well. Maybe 3 days or so? It would be great if we could all stay in the same hotel so if anybody has any suggestions, that would be so helpful.

        • 69 Judith Fardig
          August 22, 2015 at 2:24 pm

          I will absolutely try to come whenever the majority decides. The only dates we should not pick are during the Democratic Convention in Philly July 25-28 in case someone we really love is accepting the nomination (hint Joe). Early June might be nice unless our teachers couldn’t make it then.

          • 70 GGail
            August 22, 2015 at 2:29 pm

            I think mid or late June would be perfect. I don’t know teachers Summer break schedule, but sick & vacation days could be used. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • August 22, 2015 at 7:08 pm

          I’m in; however, I am unavailable June 27th – July 5th. Will be more then happy to assist with planning and coordination.

    • 72 vcprezofan2
      August 22, 2015 at 12:56 pm

      BTW, DD, please note that (since no one else has answered yet ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ) *I* am NUMBER 1 on the list for TOD tickets to visit all the places you’ve named…. with you. [Truthfully, I’m only interested in experiencing the WH ambience while the Obamas are there so if we don’t make it before January 2017, I’ll withdraw my name from the front of the line. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ]

    • August 22, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      I’d be blown away to tour the White House, visit MLK Memorial, see FLOTUS’ dress and the Native American Museumโ€ฆโ€ฆ.OMG

    • August 22, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      I am ready….lets plan it…..i am a YES….what do we have to do

    • August 22, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      Donna, I posed that question waaaay up there. I am still waiting for this ball to start rolling.

  18. 86 EricFive
    August 22, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    The rise in the polls of Trump and the effect it is having on the GOP clown car’s seating order is bigger than political parties. It is bigger than Dem or Republican or Socialist labels. It speaks to how receptive the white general public is to the doctrine of white supremacy. It is important to keep in mind that although the GOP exploits the doctrine for its benefit, the doctrine of white supremacy is bigger than the GOP. I often refer to it as America’s real religion, and I am not kidding. It is a fundamental foundation upon which this country was created and it defines how a whole lot of people view the world and their place in it. Indoctrination often starts at birth and is reinforced by a complicit media and educational system. Refutation of the doctrine is met with ever rising levels of anger and anxiety by its adherents. Trump is tapping into this anger and anxiety.

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  20. August 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    {{{{{ Chipsticks and DannyO’ }}}}} just because ..

  21. August 22, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    bb in a few hours …

    • 96 Anna
      August 22, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      I see a male Sarah Palin when looking at and listening to DonaldTrump. Has nothing but word salad, divisive, negative words he repeats over and over. With him it is all about me, impression gives over and over is could care less about anyone else.

    • 97 57andfemale
      August 22, 2015 at 6:05 pm

      One of your greatest tweets ever, Bobfr.

  22. August 22, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    This perked my ears up….

    • August 22, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      I love this but GAH, they always have to throw a nasty sentence or two in there, don’t they? Jackals!

    • August 22, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      If Joe Biden is able to temper Mrs Warren’s ego, and if she relents on her criticism of Barack Obama, I would be excited to see E. Warren throw her support to Joe Biden. I don’t think I would want her on the ticket though; I don’t see her as a President. She doesn’t have enough depth of thinking on a myriad of subjects to become president if the unthinkable happened. Elizabeth Warren, like Bernie Sanders, is the champion of one cause: rebuild the middle class and limit the power of Big Money.

      Joe Biden has worked with Barack Obama daily , for years. He’s seen the inside. He’s seen how difficult the job is, he’s seen how much the president’s heart is in a good place, he’s seen how difficult it is to make changes. He understands how the president has been working hard to implement change, without creating instability in the financial system. The VP can make a strong case for the President and his administration, and if Mrs. Warren is willing to listen, she’ll let go of her unfair criticism of the president and will direct the criticism where it belongs: the plutocracy and their enablers in Congress.

      Ohโ€ฆ can we dream of a Biden presidency, with Barack Obama going back to leading a grassroots movement for change ? OFA has helped President Obama during the last years, no doubt about it. But the movement would be twice as powerful if the “leader”, liberated from the most consuming job in the world, came back at the helm of the organization…

      • 109 idon
        August 22, 2015 at 4:51 pm

        Ya know, NOTHING is more soberin on whining than a TOP SECRET FOR YOUR EYES ONLY clearance. Oh she would learn the depth of ugliness, viciousness and ignorance that the President and Vice President must deal. Warren is very smart and has a way of talking to the middle class (white folks) that is even better than Bernie, She could help us keep the WH. VPOTUS team will keep her in check until she completes her on the job apprenticeship.

      • August 22, 2015 at 6:39 pm

        But the movement would be twice as powerful if the โ€œleaderโ€, liberated from the most consuming job in the world, came back at the helm of the organizationโ€ฆ


        My daughter and i have had many discussions about the fate of OFA when the President leaves office…we are hopeful for this scenario

  23. August 22, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Listen *candidate* Deez Nutz came out in favor of the #IranDeal…so I’m open to hearing from his supporters ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€


  24. August 22, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    The way things are looking, Sen. Paul may not be able to run for two offices at the same time….& even if he can it is going to be an uphill climb

  25. 114 yardarm756
    August 22, 2015 at 1:49 pm

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  27. 121 Nena20409
    August 22, 2015 at 2:04 pm

  28. 122 Nena20409
    August 22, 2015 at 2:05 pm

  29. 123 Nena20409
    August 22, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    • 124 hopefruit2
      August 22, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      I just purchased a house & land package on Mars! Construction scheduled to begin next month, and move-in date of Jan 1st. All TODers are invited to my housewarming! PBO will be there as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 125 Nena20409
        August 22, 2015 at 2:44 pm

        Since it has been reported that a Trip to Mar is a One Way Ticket with No Return, I appreciate the extraordinary invite…….however, HF ๐Ÿ™‚ , I will plant my two feet on this Green Earth……..Call me, maybe ๐Ÿ˜‰ Skype Me ๐Ÿ˜‰ Send a Message via the International Space Center ๐Ÿ™„

        • 126 hopefruit2
          August 22, 2015 at 2:46 pm

          Now..now Nena…You’re forgetting that PBO will be at my housewarming! How in the world would you ever miss THAT?!?!?


          • 127 Nena20409
            August 22, 2015 at 2:53 pm

            But, but, the Secret Service might not allow POTUS a trip to Mars with no return Beast of AF1 Spaceship……..Okay, HF I give up…..I am In for the SS would find a way back to Earth.
            So what shall I bring……Dom Perigon?
            I am ready to Go!

  30. 130 JER
    August 22, 2015 at 2:43 pm


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