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at stake…

You can sign the petition here

Thank you GGail 😉


44 Responses to “at stake…”


  1. 1 GGail
    June 19, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Thanks Chipsticks for posting this. Here is a way to let our voices be heard.

    • 2 Dorothy Rissman
      June 19, 2011 at 5:44 pm

      I join GG in saying thank you for posting this. It is so great to have items like this available that we can immediately respond to. This will allow us to act together in getting our opinions heard.

  2. June 19, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    tweeted and facebooked (already signed) 🙂 Thanks Chips~

  3. 4 Fred
    June 19, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    done 😀

    thanks GGail 😉

  4. 6 meta
    June 19, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Good morning, TODville and Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there!!

    Here is PBO’s first tweet:

    Being a father is sometimes my hardest but always my most rewarding job. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. -BO

    • June 19, 2011 at 2:31 pm

      I tweeted him back.. my first tweet to President Barack Obama !!

      • 8 dotster
        June 19, 2011 at 4:19 pm

        i did too—–I think. Can I ask a dumb question of anybody? I’m new to the tweety/twittery thing, giving it a go, but I assume reply means just that—-a response to the tweet. But what is retweet, and how does that work? Tweeting for dummies help please. Thanks.

        • June 19, 2011 at 4:44 pm

          okay I’m probably newer than you dotster and I’ll be honest- I am flying by the seat of my britches as to twitter. I just put @barackobama and then wrote my message. I think retweet is when you send out another person’s tweet.. like I hit retweet to repeat the President’s message to those that ‘follow’ me.. all 17 of them , lol (and I think they’re all from here, lol!) So thats All I’ve been able to gather thus far and it may be wrong 😉

          • June 19, 2011 at 4:45 pm

            Oh and you just hit the ‘retweet’ button at the bottom of their tweet.. and hit send, unless you want to add anything to it. If I’m wrong, I know someone is going to come along any sec and straighten me out.. and thanks to whoever does 😉

    • 12 Anonymous
      June 19, 2011 at 2:36 pm

      A Presidential First!

    • June 19, 2011 at 2:40 pm

      HAPPY FATHER’S DAY MR. PRESIDENT. I am sure Malia and Sasha think you are the greatest Dad.

  5. 14 carolyn
    June 19, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I love it, his first tweet about being a father! His honesty is refreshing! And the mainstream talking heads don’t know what to do with it. We do!

    • 15 utaustinliberal
      June 19, 2011 at 2:42 pm

      I know right? No matter what they throw at him, he keeps rising like a phoenix. They can’t fathom that in the midst of all this mess his poll numbers are up and people genuinely like him even if they may not like all his policies. Haha. You can’t keep a good man down.

      If the GOP tries to rollback DADT repeal, they’d better be prepared for the backlash. And I hope the backlash will be huge because no one should be treated like a second class citizen b/c of his/her sexual orientation; especially our military men and women who wade into battle to help protect the very freedoms the repubs like to shout from the rooftop about.

  6. June 19, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    And the president has two fundraisers next week with gay donors(Dan choi dissuading this group ahead of this event?).
    Where, it is rumored, he will come out for marriage equality.

    Shhh, dont tell Dan choi!

    • June 19, 2011 at 2:51 pm

      Wow, wouldn’t that be something?

    • 19 StR
      June 19, 2011 at 2:52 pm

      I wouldn’t push that rumor in case it doesn’t happen because then there will be disappointment from the events. Also that rumor could have been started by the folks to put pressure on him to do so.

      Worst of all – you know the nutroot hate brigade will claim “we made him do it”. They make me sick. Anybody paying attention knows this has been coming since before President Obama was even elected and is part of a political strategy to actually get it passed by not making it political and about him, and by giving room to folks who are truly on the fence about it – by President Obama offering himself up as an example to them so when he comes out in support it will be an example more will follow. If he was a firebrand for it back in 2008 it would have became a hyper partisan issue – which is exactly what it doesn’t need.

      DADT needed the year long process to take away the GOP talking point and their excuse to vote against it – that it would hurt the military and the dems are forcing it on the military. If the Dems would have passed it with their 60 votes or Obama waved his magic wand to do away with it like the nutrooters seemingly wanted it would have been a hyper-partisan issue with the same folks who are out to sabotage the economy and HCR out to sabotage DADT repeal from going smoothly and being ultimately successful.

    • 22 Allison
      June 19, 2011 at 4:26 pm

      Lt Dan Choi has turned into a true Benedict Arnold for the LGBT community and all Democrats, mostly PBO who have fought the hard fight against the religious right for equality. (for those of you who don’t recall, Benedict Arnold was also a West Point graduate who betrayed a great President, Washington on benignly the British during the revolution!)

  7. 23 gc
    June 19, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Thanks, done.

  8. 24 Tulips
    June 19, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Happy Fathers day to all the TOD fathers. Enjoy your day.

  9. 26 Kasai
    June 19, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    This account is run by #Obama2012 campaign staff. Tweets from the President are signed -BO. http://www.barackobama.com

    1,377Tweets
    695,700Following
    8,712,673Followers
    145,953Listed

    This is so cool……….a Tweet from our President:-)

    Happy Father’s Day Mr. President

  10. June 19, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    This is a horribly biased story against PBO, but it reports on a Tenn poll that shows him leading all the GOP clowns. Of course they just want to dismiss it as a fluke. It might be. But I’m not so sure. Wouldn’t it be something if PBO won some southern states?

    “Obama nonetheless starts out with a lead statewide over five Republican candidates, the Vanderbilt Poll found.

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney did best, trailing the president by just 2.3 percentage points. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin did worst, lagging by 13.5 percentage points.

    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann fell8.6 percentage points to 12.3 percentage points behind Obama.”

    The poll also says those cretins Alexander and Corker’s approval ratings have dipped. See the idiots are over-reaching big time.

    http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110619/NEWS/306190050/Obama-holds-lead-over-GOP-hopefuls-Tennessee?odyssey=mod|mostcom

    • 28 desertflower
      June 19, 2011 at 5:11 pm

      I saw that earlier and I was intrigued. There are a lot of very poor people in the south. Just wondering if they are beginning to understand that voting for a Republican isn’t in their best interests. They can not escape seeing the “no” votes on extending Unemployment benefits,SS,Medicare,Medicaid, the healthcare argument, privatization, public schools under fire, etc. Could it be that they now are beginning to see who has always been in their corner? I hope so. I really do.I would be tickled to death if PBO picked up a bunch of southern states:) Just wondering….

  11. June 19, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    At the paris air show, Boeing showcases the new 747-8, the first bio fuel commercial airplane:

    http://www.katu.com/news/business/124157069.html?m=y&smobile=y&c=y

    The future!

  12. 30 maritza
    June 19, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I signed the petition and shared it with others, thank you Chipsticks for posting it.

  13. 31 HZ
    June 19, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Did already and shared with others.

  14. 32 Walking on Sunshine
    June 19, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Done.

    Thanks Chipsticks!

  15. June 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Some nutcase was talking the gallup poll which came out Friday, which said the President would lose to a generic GOP. I told them that as far as I know the election is November 2012, not June 2011. These people will talk about the poll which says what they want, but they will not mention polls which shows something different.

    • 34 hopefruit2
      June 19, 2011 at 5:32 pm

      I fail to understand the MSM’s obsession with this “generic” GOP candidate who doesn’t and won’t ever exist. They need to find a new hobby already.

  16. 35 desertflower
    June 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I signed it from the notice I got from my email. Done!

  17. June 19, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    I just checked in and got email — they said they are up to 150,000 and going strong! I signed and LOVED it. Go Leader Pelosi and the DCCC.

  18. June 19, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I might sign the petition, but to be honest I just get so tired of people like Dan Choi, and all the others out there bashing this President. If they think the Tea-Republicans will do them better then vote for them and we shall see. The Republicans don’t care if Choi were to hang his self on the WH fence.

    • 38 hopefruit2
      June 19, 2011 at 5:37 pm

      I signed the petition because Dan Choi doesn’t really represent any movement for equality. He’s just an attention seeker who hates the President. From what I’ve read and heard, the majority of the LGBT community doesn’t respect or associate with Choi. Dan choi is to the LGBT community what Cornel West /Tarvis are to the Black community.

  19. 44 LunarSea
    June 19, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    I bet Choi’s signature is nowhere to be found on that petition. He’s nothing but a media whore. Take away his ’cause and he quickly pivots to another (see DOMA) His reason for being it tied to having DADT in place. He was probably freaking out when it passed, hence the quick change to DOMA. He’s sorry but I don’t feel sorry for him.


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