‘a healthy dose of pragmatism’

CNN, Tuesday April 12, 9pm ET/8pm CT/6pm PT

Thank you UT Austin Liberal 😉

41 Responses to “‘a healthy dose of pragmatism’”

  1. 1 LYNN
    April 12, 2011 at 7:51 pm


    • 2 Fred
      April 12, 2011 at 9:05 pm

      I love it. The more their nonsense keeps comes out the better Dems (and especially Obama) look. If you thought Palin was a gift to Dems, Trump is even better.

  2. 3 UT Austin Liberal
    April 12, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    woohoooo Chipsticks gave me a shoutout 😀
    Hey guys on PBS tonight, PBS is re-airing the President’s Photographer. so all you Obamacrats (me included) can watch wonderful video, pictures and commentary from the wonderful Pete Souza. it’s on right now on PBS. Tuesday April 12, 2011. 8pm ET/7pm CT. So hope you’re watching b/c I am. Happy viewing everyone. 😀

    • 4 lisa
      April 12, 2011 at 8:09 pm

      Oh wow. My PBS is showing a documen. about Lincoln. Awwwwww. This sucks 😦

    • April 12, 2011 at 8:09 pm

      UT, you are our ‘Heads Up!’ star!!!! Thank you so much 😉

      • 7 UT Austin Liberal
        April 12, 2011 at 9:13 pm

        Anytime Chips. You do soooo much for us with this freakin amazing Godsend of a website, so any news, articles, pictures and videos that we can send your way to alleviate some of your hardwork then that’s alright with me 😀

    • 8 meta
      April 12, 2011 at 9:08 pm

      People! If you haven’t seen this video, you are MISSING OUT! It’s a really terrific documentary about Pete Souza and his wonderful talent and there are new clips of the President and the First Lady. Very moving. See it!!

  3. 9 lisa
    April 12, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Ugh! I’m torn. On one hand, I soooo want to see this interview, but on the other hand, I’d rather be stuck on an sinking ship with a bunch of whiny PLs than lower myself and my standards, enough to give this douche the ratings hike by watching the tripe imitating journalism or whatever posh thing they’re calling it these days.Hmmmm. What is a girl to do?

    • 10 UT Austin Liberal
      April 12, 2011 at 8:06 pm

      You have to watch. It’s the President’s sister and she is promoting a great cause about education, her wonderful book and so many more. so watch 🙂

  4. 12 anniebella
    April 12, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    I agree with you Lynn. Did anyone see the View this morning? They were discussing what Bill Cosby said to that Clown, Trump. It is shameful how Barbara Walters tries to stick up for Donald Trump. I am so disappointed in Barbara. She had the nerve to talk about Trump having thin skin, he can’t take it when someone says something negative about him, but it’s alright for him to lie about President Obama birth certificate, even bring up the President’s parents, but you better not say anything negative about that weasel Trump.

    • 13 Renegade522
      April 12, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      so, if Chump, I mean Trump has thin skin, why in the world is he running for President? This is game to some and that is really a shame.

      • 14 Fred
        April 12, 2011 at 9:59 pm

        Why does everyone fall for these stunts over and over? This may be news to you but I can guarantee you 100% he is not running. Same as I can guarantee you 100% Palin is not running. It was NEVER in the cards. NEVER! You are being made into a paw in their little games! It’s all about money and ego.

        In the case of Chump. He has done this EXACT same thing 2 other times in the past. For whatever reason people won’t or don’t want to bring that up.

    • 15 Me4obama
      April 12, 2011 at 9:01 pm

      Anniebella I watched the view and Barbara and Joy all said that the clown calls anybody who says a negative thing about him, and Joy said she received a call from the clown complaining to her. What an Idiot Clown.

      • 16 hopefruit2
        April 12, 2011 at 9:12 pm

        What a nasty Clown.

      • 17 majii
        April 12, 2011 at 9:14 pm

        Based on what you posted, Me4obama, if he were president, he couldn’t get anything done because he’d be calling reporters and bloggers 24/7/365! 🙂

      • 18 africa
        April 12, 2011 at 9:28 pm

        This is his way of thinking he can intimidate them to stop talking about him. He wants to dish it, but can’t take it. What a wimp. He is like a bully who goes crawling under momma’s skirt when the tables are turned.

        What a jerk!!

        The guy is not going to run as dog catcher. He is just a publicity waterpolice as we say back home.

  5. 19 Me4obama
    April 12, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Maya is so beautiful, am loving the interview. I guess the president is watching his little sister putting Piers in his Place.

  6. 20 LunarSea
    April 12, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Watching Maya on the interview and just loving her.

    PS can’t believe the interviewer asked her the idiot question. You all know the one.

    • 21 lisa
      April 12, 2011 at 9:56 pm

      the one where he said: “aside from being his sister, how would you grade him or what would you like to have seen him do?” I know!!! Is he for real? This is why I don’t watch him, he’s so obvious. He tries to turn Obama supporters against the president in order to get ratings. He tried with Clooney : major fail, he tried it with Oprah: major fail, now his sister?!!!!! WTF??!!! did he really expect her to answer that? what an idiot.
      After her interview I went to brush my teeth and after I came out, I saw Mr. Personality Pawlenty on my tv screen. I almost had a heart attack. when I came out he was talking about how PBO is a hypocrite for voting against raising the debt ceiling as a senator, but asking congress not to do so now that he is prez. Then he was like: most of our debt is because of PBO and how we are trillions and trillions of dollars in debt “as far as the eye can see”- how’s that for hyperbole? How serendipitous that that big dummy was able to commemorate the day the Civil War officially began 150 years ago with the hyperbole: ‘ the shot heard around the world,’ which is said to be the signal that the war had officially started. Ah, hyperbole, as fundamental as mother’s milk.

    • 24 kelly
      April 12, 2011 at 11:08 pm

      Such a dang buffoon.

  7. April 12, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    A well spoken MAYA, love her.

  8. 26 UT Austin Liberal
    April 12, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Just finished watching the interview with the President’s sister Maya on Piers Morgan tonight and she was BRILLIANT!!! I can’t wait for her to get back on the campaign trail and stomp for her brother. She shared pictures of a younger Pres. Obama and his mother and a family vacation picture with her, Pres. Obama, Michelle, Maya’s husband, their grandmother Toots and other family members. She also said that the President was a protective and cool big brother who drove her all around the country when it was time to visit and pick colleges. He gave her wonderful books to read and nourish her mind. He was also very protective of her when she introduced her boyfriends and she said that whenever he told her that her boyfriend was a jerk or unworthy of her, she wouldn’t listen at first but then she found out he was always right and from then on she always sought his advice on boyfriends. She talked about her book and how her mother inspired her to write it. It’s to teach young children and everyone that volunteering/service is good, that we should protect our environment, our economy and our nation because what one person does ultimately affects a whole host of people. She also talked about how wonderful Michelle Obama is for the President and that she (Maya) beats him regularly at scrabble and she wants him to learn to smile about that and not be grumpy when she continually wins even though he wins at other games and sports. I am sooo in love with this family!!!! 😀

  9. 27 Me4obama
    April 12, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Am so in love with Maya, what a Joy to look at Ann Dunham’s pictures and I cracked up on the Scrabble part. Well they’re both readers and the books she discovered that were from her Mom, boy I almost cried about that part. Bravo Maya your brother must be proud of you.

  10. 28 LunarSea
    April 12, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Yeah, that was kewl. I was wishing it didn’t end so soon. I wanted more. Then he began introducing Pawlenty so I turned the tv off, …natch.

  11. 29 HZ
    April 12, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    The President’s sister, Dr. Maya Ng is beautiful, intelligent, and as sharp as her brother. She is on Piers Morgan CNN.
    Maya was just lovely, and I am sure the President is so proud of his little sister. What a lovely family to be in with your brother being a wonderful son, brother, husband, and father, and now President of the United States of America. She is so pretty. I love her thesis of her new book. I am going to purchase it for my great-niece to read and have in her library.I love that calm, quiet, gentle, humble spirit that she has. You can see that tonight. Not a bragger, or I belong here, so you better treat….. we all have seen the attitudes, but not her. I like that about her. Speaking of beauty and books,
    our lovely First Lady will be completing her new book about the WhiteHouse garden by May, 2012. Put that in you Planner. Also to my dear friends here, I purchased the DVD from PBS when it first came out, and I have watched it over and over again. It is terrific!!!! It would be a lovely gift to a dear friend, or a family member. You will not regret the investment of your purchase. Title: The President’s Photographer (National Geographic) Narrated by Morgan Freeman. Ecellent!! Just sharing.

    • 30 Sue in Minnesota
      April 12, 2011 at 11:47 pm

      He is not a threat! Pandering asshole…..and yes on his watch a bridge collapsed during rush hour traffic, lives were lost. I suspect that because the REPUBLICAN convention was held in St. Paul, the bridge was reconstructed remarkably fast with bonuses awarded to the construction company for everyday the bridge was completed ahead of schedule. Oddly, the construction contract was awarded to an out of state firm that was not the low bidder. Besides lacking any real charisma, he is a typical spend and charge it Republican, and protects the interests of the corporations and the rich.

      Maya was lovely. Warm, smart, articulate…she was a great interview. I also wished it had lasted longer, I didn’t stick around for Pandering Pawlenty.

  12. 31 Betty's Girl
    April 12, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I wanted more from Maya too! I loved the back stories and pictures. I saw on the net journalist Janny Scott’s book about their mother is due out next month. It is called “A Singular Woman” I believe. I can’t wait to read it too.

    • 32 kelly
      April 12, 2011 at 11:06 pm

      mmmm I don’t know how I feel about some journalist writing a book about Ms. Dunham. Nope not feeling that notion at all.

  13. 33 kelly
    April 12, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Maya handled this tool perfectly. So good to see someone CLASSY on tv, someone without any talking points or spin. The tool seemed rather shaken like he didn’t know what to make of this gorgeous, well articulated, vulnerable woman. Soon as Maya said her last words we changed the channel. Some Repub stranger to me was gonna make an appearance after her. *click not interested*

    • 35 UT Austin Liberal
      April 12, 2011 at 11:09 pm

      oops sorry it was meant to post just the link. Hey Chipsticks the above post is a link to President Obama’s sister Maya’s appearance on the Today Show. Tuesday April 12, 2011. It was very interesting and as usual she was great. So for anyone who wants to watch it you can click on the link or maybe Chips will post the video. Happy viewing everyone 😀

  14. 36 UT Austin Liberal
    April 12, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    oops sorry. Hey Chipsticks the above post is President Obama’s sister Maya’s appearance on the Today Show. Tuesday April 12, 2011. It was very interesting and as usual she was great. So for anyone who wants to watch it you can click on the click or maybe Chips will post a video. Happy viewing everyone 😀

  15. 37 Tulips
    April 12, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Malia looks a lot like her.

  16. 38 barb
    April 13, 2011 at 12:22 am

    I mentioned Dr. Maya on another thread so will not repeat here. She is gracious, intelligent and a wonderful spokesperson for her brother. Loved all the new pictures. I think a book about her mother is very appropiate. It will be done with style and class. PBO and Maya’s mother was an inspiration and dedicated most of her life to bring microfinance to Indonesia and it is #1 in the world for repayment of the loans. Also, her mother’s thesis whittled down to 440 pages has just been published:

    “Surviving Against the Odds: Village Industry in Insonesia.” There is a lovey picture of her on the cover.

  17. 39 sly
    April 13, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Loved her interview…shes coming to my local library on the 22nd,My tots and i cant wait
    I need to get some good popcorn coz it feels to me like the media is building up trump to take him down.I hope it’s extra juicy.

  18. 40 anniebella
    April 13, 2011 at 4:01 am

    I caught the last few minutes of Maya’a interview, the minute he said that Tim Pawlenty was coming up, I turn the channel. Who wanted to hear his lies.

  19. 41 Titti
    April 13, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Thanks guys for the synopsis.

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