in a word……

‘Newstainer’: Employees and ‘guests’ of major corporate broadcast radio, tv and cable organizations whose primary function is to generate cash flow by manipulating and sensationalizing any information, and, whenever possible, do so to also undermine President Obama, destroy the American middle class, erode Medicare/Medicaid, privatize Social Security, and continue to undermine the American economy if that’s what it takes to defeat President Obama and Democratic candidates in 2012.


Inspired by Urban Dictionary’s definition of ‘Gone Hamsher‘, Bobfr came up with ‘Newstainer’.

Bobfr? Will you marry me πŸ˜‰

154 Responses to “in a word……”

      • 3 StR
        June 25, 2011 at 11:24 pm

        “Still, it would be alarming for the party committees and Senate and House candidates if an enormous number of traditional donors in the party were leaving nothing else for anyone else,” he added.

        I say “Sorry about your luck”. Maybe you should raise money by supporting the President and standing strong against Republicans. There is a ton of “Obama Democrats” who want nothing to do with donating to Congress. Most folks who will donate much less than the maximum will have to choose one or the other or split up the money they have set aside for political donations. I’d donate to the Burton PAC group before donating to the DCCC or DSCC.

        • 5 Sue in Minnesota
          June 26, 2011 at 3:38 am

          I have stated the same the last two times they have called. I gave but under protest ……I told the caller that Democrats can promote their causes without disemboweling the President. I asked them to pass on my comments…..and I know I am not alone in the expression of these sentiments.

  1. June 25, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    See, even Michelle is fundraising next week:


    While she is in Vermont, she pays a visit to the Vermont national guard!

  2. 8 gc
    June 25, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Bobfr AND Deaniac are both mine. Sorry.

    • 9 utaustinliberal
      June 25, 2011 at 11:04 pm

      gc I’m gonna have to fight you for both Bobfr and Deaniac.

      ps: b/c I’m generous I’ll let you keep Deaniac. but Bobfr is mine b/c he’s a native Texan and I’m a native Texan. It’s just logical that we go together. πŸ˜‰

      • June 25, 2011 at 11:05 pm

        Back off, Bob is mine πŸ‘Ώ

        • 11 utaustinliberal
          June 25, 2011 at 11:11 pm

          ooooooooooh Chips that emoticon scared the bejeezus out of me. I was scrolling down and it came out of nowwhere. Geez you must really really be nuts about Bobfr. πŸ˜† Ok how about this. Since we both like the brilliant comments Bobfr makes, I can throw Theo67 into the mix. His comments like Bobfr’s induce a brain orgasm everytime. So how about you take Bobfr for a week, I take Theo, then we trade. It’s kinda like a custody arrangement. And young lady I see your πŸ‘Ώ and I raise you πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ Don’t mess with me.

          • June 25, 2011 at 11:19 pm

            Do you really want to mess with me when I have one of these in my handbag?

            There’ll be no trades, Bob’s all mine.

            He “induces a brain orgasm everytime.”

            πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

            • 13 GGail
              June 25, 2011 at 11:22 pm

              Now I’m REALLY afraid and laughing out loud at you guys all at the same time. Where’s the G’Nite Video????? Something soothing…

              • 14 utaustinliberal
                June 26, 2011 at 12:01 am

                Oh Chipsticks you may pack a rocket launcher in your purse (intimidating by the way) but remember EVERYTHING is BIGGER in Texas. πŸ˜† so you might not want to take a gander at my purse. Oh so no trades. I was trying to be generous but now it’s on. Both Bobfr and Theo67 are mine. Bobfr and Theo you guys better let Chips know I’m the apple of your collective eyes. πŸ˜†

            • 15 Bobfr
              June 26, 2011 at 1:51 am

              I am laughing so hard it is very difficult to type!!!!

              Chipsticks, utaustin, GGail, gc …. you are just so special and sooooo much fun!! πŸ˜€

              Full disclosure – intensely, insanely happily married to my dear wife for over 40 years πŸ™‚

              But, delighted to have all of you as friends and ardent fellow supporters of our magnificent President Obama.

              Chipsticks … thank you for igniting yet another entry into the Urban Dictionary lexicon and I truly hope it sticks – these folk are totally not journalists.

              The Fourth Estate in this democracy has been comprehensively corrupted by the few who have the $$$ to buy whatever mouth they want to spew their agenda.

              Fortunately, we have TOD, TOAITR, P M Carpenter, ThinkProgress, TPV, …. and so many others striving to counter the Kock Brothers and all their ilk.

              We must deny them oxygen. We must be the Fourth Estate. We must prevail.

              And, we will.

              Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

              • 16 lisalovesobama
                June 26, 2011 at 2:04 am

                OMG!!!!! Bob you’re here!!! Finally! We were beginning to think you were a runaway bridegroom!!!!! πŸ˜‰

              • 17 utaustinliberal
                June 26, 2011 at 2:05 am

                See what I mean folks. Another induced brain orgasm. πŸ˜† I’m so glad you share our sense of humor Bobfr and I’m happy that you are intensely, insanely happily married to your wife for over 40 years. May we single TOD women have the good fotune to find someone like you and President Obama who are still intensely head over heels for their spouses after decades.

                But psst Bobfr, we’ll just let Chips think you’re accepting her fake virtual marriage proposal but you really chose me. πŸ˜†

                • 18 Bobfr
                  June 26, 2011 at 2:13 am

                  Lisa, utaustin …. you folk are delightful!!!

                  To say that I was a little bit surprised when I checked in after a lovely dinner party and discovered all of you having so much fun is an understatement πŸ˜€

                  Decided to enter “Newstainer” at Urban Dictionary – we’ll see what the editors decide πŸ˜‰


                  Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

                  • 19 lisalovesobama
                    June 26, 2011 at 2:18 am

                    You might have missed the fun Bob, but you were definitely here in spirit. Watch out now, though, these women have their eyes on you πŸ˜‰
                    ps- I hope the editors decide to keep it, it’s a very apt term πŸ™‚

              • 20 Gc
                June 26, 2011 at 2:31 am

                But, but, but I read that you were “following me” I guess that doesn’t mean what I thought it meant…sigh…I’ve been married thirty years, probably making me a GROWL…COUGAR,,!! (not that I know what that means exactly…)

              • 21 meta
                June 26, 2011 at 9:47 am

                You’re a genius, Bobfr. The second I read it I thought it was pitch perfect. Thank you!!!!

              • 22 Tulips
                June 26, 2011 at 9:47 am

                Excuse me Bobfr just becasue i was not in the room,does’nt mean you can wink and nod at other women. Now i have let this love fest go on for too long. LOL! LOL! Good morning to all of you.

              • 23 GGail
                June 26, 2011 at 10:23 am

                Bobfr! you came out of the Witness Protection Program!!!!! I’m happy that you are able to appreciate our brand of humor here and no disrespect to you or your dear wife. Thanks Bobfr for laughing along with us πŸ™‚

              • 24 P
                June 26, 2011 at 1:15 pm

                πŸ˜† your wife probably laughing at all these women wanting what they can’t have.

          • 25 theo67
            June 26, 2011 at 4:24 am

            Sorry – I’m a “she”… πŸ™‚

            • 26 utaustinliberal
              June 26, 2011 at 9:02 am

              Oh darn Theo now we have to take you out of the running πŸ˜† …… but I’m sure the single men of TOD can begin a bidding war for you. Or if there are any lady takers. πŸ˜‰

            • 28 P
              June 26, 2011 at 1:13 pm

              πŸ˜† that’s what I initially thought, theo was a girl, because I remember awhile back theo was hitting on my dear Pookie Bear…then I thought maybe he’s bisexual or something. Glad you cleared that up!

            • June 26, 2011 at 5:02 pm

              πŸ˜† Hahahaha! I thought so, Theo, so I was surprised to see your ‘name’ listed in the ‘brawl’. Sometimes I really enjoy being a quiet observer. (Not making fun of you ladies, just maintaining my general observer status when ladies here start staking claims. I operate under the umbrella that I won’t have to ‘share’ (or fight off anyone) if I don’t voice my choices out loud. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  3. 32 P
    June 25, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    What Chips you’re proposing? Great one less Obama lover out there for me to worry about πŸ˜‰ This is good news for FLOTUS and I :)! Joking!

  4. 47 HZ
    June 25, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Oh, I am loving this. May I take part as one of the music consulants? You realize Chips, for all of the many lovely receptions to be held around the country, mine will have The Westcoast String Quartet. I hope that will be fine with you and Bob. Love you back.

    • 48 HZ
      June 25, 2011 at 11:11 pm

      sorry Chips, that should be consultant. HZ

    • June 25, 2011 at 11:15 pm

      HZ, you will be my matron of honor at my wedding – although, I should confess that Bob hasn’t actually accepted my proposal yet. It’s only a matter of time, though, and then may The Westcoast String Quartet do their funky thing!

      • 50 GGail
        June 25, 2011 at 11:25 pm

        Isn’t it true that Bobfr HASN’T REPLIED AT ALL???!!!!???? He went into the Witness Protection Program because of you two. LOL!!!!!

        • June 25, 2011 at 11:30 pm

          GGail, I was just thinking the same thing. I would like to believe that Bob is just giddy with excitement about my proposal and is planning a romantic acceptance:

          But I do worry about your Witness Protection Program suggestion.


      • 53 Doris
        June 25, 2011 at 11:28 pm

        I’ll make the bridesmaid dresses. Done that before!

  5. 67 GGail
    June 25, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Oh this is toooo funny! Quick upload a video!!!!!!

  6. June 25, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Infotainer/infotainment rolls off the tongue better.

  7. 69 Me4obama
    June 25, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    COME DOWN LADIES!!!! If bob is already proposed to by Chips, remember CHRIS CHRISTIE for UT, and NEWT in a MANKIN for the rest of you ladies. I will deliver the Donuts for your weddings.

    • June 25, 2011 at 11:22 pm

      Thank you for your support M4O, let my love rivals settle for this:

      • June 25, 2011 at 11:29 pm

        Good thing I ate hours ago.

      • 73 P
        June 25, 2011 at 11:29 pm

        EWWWWWWWW you had to post this one huh Chips…..now my mauby don’t taste good anymore!! YUCK! Callista do have heart to work with such a physique at night!!!!
        “and NEWT in a MANKIN for the rest of you ladies.” certainly not me! πŸ™‚

        • June 25, 2011 at 11:31 pm

          Crikey P, how can you not find Newt in a mankini a thing of beauty? You’re just plain weird.

          • 75 P
            June 25, 2011 at 11:36 pm

            Well if that’s weird I am the weirdest woman in the world right now and I have no problem shouting it at the top of my voice. In fact you can call me Weird girl P πŸ˜‰

            • 76 utaustinliberal
              June 26, 2011 at 12:15 am

              Ewwwwwwwwww….. Me4obama what did I EVER do to you. I thought we were friends. Oh it’s on missy! πŸ˜† Besides Chips proposed to Bobfr not the other way.

      • 77 gc
        June 25, 2011 at 11:38 pm

        OMG. I hope they let JewBus into convents.

        I decided I’ll go with a non-blogger. When I saw Steven Colbert riding a toy horse, shooting a musket while ringing bells, I knew I had found my soulmate.


      • 78 lisalovesobama
        June 25, 2011 at 11:46 pm

        Oh. My. God. 😯 I- I- I………Oh. My. God. πŸ˜₯ uhm. 😐

      • 79 Sue in Minnesota
        June 26, 2011 at 3:44 am

        Oh boy this is quickly devolving!

        I am out of brain bleach ……..help!

      • 80 theo67
        June 26, 2011 at 4:28 am

        Oh – my eyes!!!

    • 81 P
      June 25, 2011 at 11:41 pm

      Chris Christie for UT πŸ˜† . UT please respond girl! Sorry but when I think of Chris Christie I think of this:

      • 82 Doris
        June 25, 2011 at 11:44 pm

        P, you are bad! I can’t stop laughing.

        • 83 P
          June 25, 2011 at 11:59 pm

          πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† but you can’t say my comparison skills are bad huh? πŸ˜†

          • 84 Doris
            June 26, 2011 at 12:03 am

            You’re on the money!

          • 86 lisalovesobama
            June 26, 2011 at 12:12 am

            P! What are you talking about?!!! This sexy hunk of man meat is waaaaaaaaaaay more huba huba than CC!! 😐

            • 87 utaustinliberal
              June 26, 2011 at 12:20 am

              Hey P. I responded to Me4obama. Thanks for letting me know that I had to reply to such injustice. Seriously Chris Christie! Chris Christie! Do you people enjoy sending a person to a sanitarium? I mean c’mooooooooooon. Seriously?!!!!! Ewwwwwwww….. Lord God I need a bath and not b/c I have dirty thoughts… but b/c I just projectile vomitted on myself. πŸ˜†

              • 88 P
                June 26, 2011 at 12:31 am

                πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† :lol:. You’re too funny ut :lol:. I don’t think any of these scumbags deserves anyone of us beautiful ladies on this site. You gyals are some great stress relievers. Thanks for the laughs πŸ˜†

            • 89 P
              June 26, 2011 at 12:27 am

              You think so lisa? They look pretty much the same to me πŸ˜† …..maybe he has a little more spice than CC!

      • June 25, 2011 at 11:45 pm

        Flippin’ heck, who put me on YouTube? πŸ˜•

        • 92 lisalovesobama
          June 25, 2011 at 11:47 pm

          hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh. Where’s my liquor?

        • 94 GGail
          June 25, 2011 at 11:48 pm

          Don’t you dare try and say that looks like you!!!

          • June 25, 2011 at 11:51 pm

            Na, it doesn’t to be honest – he looks like a finely tuned Olympic athlete compared to me πŸ˜•

            • 96 GGail
              June 25, 2011 at 11:58 pm

              Now you’re just being silly!!!!!! hahahahahahaha

            • 97 lisalovesobama
              June 25, 2011 at 11:59 pm

              You’re in wonderful form tonight Ms. Chips πŸ˜‰
              ps- Feels like Saturday Night Comedy Hour. Awesome!!!!! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

              • June 26, 2011 at 12:03 am

                I’m just giddy about my imminent marriage to Bob, Lisa, I’m sitting here trying out veils, that’s why I’m typing badly and ihdwh lgldiglq gdliwfgidfl iudgwlgdlwg

                • 99 GGail
                  June 26, 2011 at 12:09 am

                  Just when I thought it was safe to read some more – I just LAUGHED OUT LOUD!!!!!! You are a HOOT tonight Chipsticks.

                • 100 lisalovesobama
                  June 26, 2011 at 12:09 am

                  Would this be a bad time for me to wonder about the whereabouts of the runaway bridegroom? …….. Yes? Okay. πŸ˜†
                  ps- I’m pulling for a yes for you Ms. Chips πŸ˜‰

                  • 101 Doris
                    June 26, 2011 at 12:23 am

                    Oh, he’s at his Bachlor’s party. He’ll be here later! πŸ˜€

                  • 102 utaustinliberal
                    June 26, 2011 at 12:25 am

                    Lisaaaaaaaa!!!!!! You too!!!!. C’mon You want to know why Bobfr isn’t responding? It’s b/c we’re both in Witness Protection hiding out from Chips. C’mon Bobfr is a Texan and I’m a Texan. We go together like potatoes and steak. πŸ˜‰

                    • 103 P
                      June 26, 2011 at 12:33 am

                      πŸ˜† potatoes and steak do go good together πŸ˜‰

                    • June 26, 2011 at 12:38 am

                      Bob just emailed me. I shouldn’t really reveal what he said, but I think I have to:

                      “Chipsticks, my ravishing Goddess, I pine for your very being.

                      I humbly accept your proposal, you are a meteor who has come crashing in to my life, shining light on its darkest corners.

                      I’m a bit worried about that utaustinliberal woman, though, it seems like she is intent on breaking our love bond.

                      In many ways, she is like the Alaskan half-termer, she displays no commitment, just a lust for the next big thing: like me, Bob.

                      But Chipsticks, you curvy slice of eye-candy, I trust that you are very different from utaustinliberal, once you start a job you finish it.

                      And that’s how our love bond will be, there’ll be nothing half-term about it, it will be forever. Like Mitt Romney’s stupidity, it will never end.

                      Love you lots,



                      Okay, Bob didn’t send that email, but I know he’s about to.

        • 105 P
          June 26, 2011 at 12:00 am

          πŸ˜† πŸ˜† stop it πŸ˜† πŸ˜† it’s too late for me to be laughing too loud πŸ˜†

          • 106 utaustinliberal
            June 26, 2011 at 12:40 am

            Yes P you get it. Potatoes and Steak do go together. Then you can wash it down with some beer or wine. Bobfr knows what I’m talking about. πŸ˜‰

            • 107 lisalovesobama
              June 26, 2011 at 12:49 am

              UT, did you see the love letter Bob sent Ms. Chips. Guuuuuurrrrrrl. Looks like he’s made his choice!
              ps- Poor Bob. When he gets back he’s gonna be like: “what the frack happened here while I was sleeping?” πŸ˜†

            • 109 utaustinliberal
              June 26, 2011 at 12:56 am

              Hahahahahahahahah Chipsticks I have it on authority from straight from the horse’s mouth that said email is a FAKE. This is the actual email:

              Hey utaustinliberal, my Rose, my Goddess, my Cleopatra, my Godiva, my M&M, my Twix, my Hershey’s white and milk chocolate. I know naught of this looney tunes person named Chipsticks who is trying to break our bond. I am you Gollum from the Lord of The Rings and you are The Precioussssssss. Life with you is always “WINNING!!!” and like Charlie Sheen I possess Tiger Blood when I am around you. I will chase death eaters from the realm of Harry Potter for you. I will chase the Triwizard cup from Muggle world to Hogwarts just for a glimpse of your colgate smile.

              When I am with you I believe I can fly. I believe I can touch the sky. See me running every night and day. Spread my wings and fly away. I believe I can soar, see me running through that open door; I believe I can fly; I can fly, I BELIEVE I CAN FLY!!!!!!!!!! I envision us as Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice. Passionate but with a deep abiding love. I will write sonnets from you; devised from the brain of Shakespeare himself. Oh utaustinliberal, I’d better stop now before looney tunes Chipsticks flips out over my undying love for you. Hugs and Kisses your ever faithful Bobfr.

              • 110 P
                June 26, 2011 at 1:04 am

                You and Chips both got some lovely romantic writing skills. Will give you both a holla when I am in need of a word or two to send to my boo. Bob boy your dreams sure is sweet tonight!!!! Untill tomorrow comes…..and you have to choose your bride. I wish you luck son.

              • 111 lisalovesobama
                June 26, 2011 at 1:45 am

                Poor Bob, so many choices, so little freedom. Stupid anti-polygamy laws πŸ˜•

  8. 112 GGail
    June 25, 2011 at 11:26 pm


  9. 114 Me4obama
    June 25, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† Ladies!!!! Tiffany Bling, Bling. All the singles ladies, all the single laid, put your hands up.

  10. June 25, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Do you have the new sattelite guided tomahawks? The ones that, while airborne, can take pictures of the targets and then choose which one is best from it’s memory!

    Yes, true story! Lol!

  11. 121 GGail
    June 25, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    So much for being a dignified site…I can see the producers shaking their heads and saying “nope” we’ll pass on this TOD site. NEXT!

    • 122 Me4obama
      June 25, 2011 at 11:57 pm

      Who needs those fake producers when we have West Wing Week, the gems will keep coming and the MSM will be out chasing Governor quitter on a bus tour and chips will have gold on her YouTube channel. Flip them.

      • 123 lisalovesobama
        June 26, 2011 at 12:05 am

        OMG, can you imagine if the Administration decided to look up this ‘The Obama Diary.com’ site? Can you imagine the looks on their faces after seeing Newtkini? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahaha!!!! I’d sell my left foot to see that! πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

        • 124 GGail
          June 26, 2011 at 12:18 am

          Just when TOD is recognized by msm and the Administration – we all suddenly loose our minds! ROFLMAO

  12. June 25, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    This is all so funny. When I started reading this thread I was eating. As I carried on down the line I was hesitant to take another bite with the altercation over Bob, but when I came to the Tiffany Jewels that was it. No more food for me because i would wind up like Bush on the floor after the pretzel. πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† You guys are too funny but I like it. Poor Bob when he shows up again is he going to be shocked when we tell him he is engaged and to cough up the ring. :lol:.

  13. June 25, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    I’m going to sent the pic of the Tiffany Jewels to the Website hunting for the mysterious person with all the cute videos. πŸ˜†

  14. June 26, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Hey chip,
    Here is the republicans response to that executive order memo about the dream act:


    Typical republican bs!

  15. June 26, 2011 at 12:31 am

    More great news:


    Stem cell research paying off. You can thank the president for this one too!

  16. June 26, 2011 at 12:59 am

    Pelosi, isn’t going to stand for any more playing around with the debt ceiling……..she demands to have a seat at the table


    Chips, you are going to have fun scrubbing this site after our Saturday Nite Live show. Le’t make Saturday Nites playtime.

    • June 26, 2011 at 1:22 am

      She should make the point that there is no way that Boehner will be able to get the fringes of his caucus to vote for anything that has to make it by the Senate Dems and President Obama, so House Dems will have to vote for it – so she should have a seat at the table.

      Also it will help for messaging purposes if she can say House Dems are fighting for this and that. Otherwise GOP can say “hell you weren’t even at the table”.

  17. 136 lisalovesobama
    June 26, 2011 at 1:06 am

    why am I not surprised that Bill Maher and Reggie Brown got together and had a little fun?


    there’s a video attached, also. I didn’t watch so I don’t have any cautions to impart

    • 137 utaustinliberal
      June 26, 2011 at 1:46 am

      I watched the video and he just mocked the repubs. It’s offensive that he’s getting so much airplay. Sometimes Bill Maher can be good for the cause and sometimes he’s a douchebag. It’s always 50/50 with him. The video is safe to watch, offensive; but safe to watch. I didn’t laugh for a second b/c reggie brown is just a bad comedian. His jokes aren’t funny and seeing a black person willingly be led around by the nose is disgusting. I guess Bill Maher can pat himself on the back for thinking he’s cool and down with black people. The putz.

  18. 139 isonprize
    June 26, 2011 at 1:07 am

    What in the WORLD are ya’ll smokin’???

    • 140 utaustinliberal
      June 26, 2011 at 1:27 am

      isonprize, we’re smoking that good good Bobfr pipe of love. His writing just makes us go nuts and after he wrote that wonderful fake email to me, thereby inducing another brain orgasm, he gave me my engagement ring. So Chips has lost this battle. πŸ™‚

  19. 141 Anonymous
    June 26, 2011 at 6:19 am


  20. 142 maggy519
    June 26, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Hey Chipsticks! This appeared in my local paper yesterday (shocked the heck out of me….VERY conservative red part of PA ya know the “guns and religion” crowd:

    Read the story….these folks need a push to look at the Presdeint again. This is the way to thaw out these hard hearted folks that are scared, scared of EVERYTHING. They look at the Republicans and are scared, and sadly many are still mired in Jim Crowe racism. At any rate, it struck me that this is a way in: get them to look at the man. Since the media is focusing on this maybe we can continue to take advantage. (We manged to get 40% of the vote in 2008, unprecedented for a Dem….we can do better in 2012…need all the help we can get here)> Keep putting this stuff on youtube…we can tweet away or whatever.

    • 143 maggy519
      June 26, 2011 at 8:44 am

      By the way, what struck me was the SIZE of the photo: front page,the size of the pic was a quarter of the page above the fold. Best local coverage since the inauguration.

      • 144 GGail
        June 26, 2011 at 3:05 pm

        Thanks maggy519 for sharing, however, I was unable to read the full story without subscribing. Yes, it is good for a story to be place “above the fold”. Join us in sharing all of the good info and true facts that we receive here from Chipsticks. Email them to your family, friends in and around you.

    • 145 hopefruit2
      June 26, 2011 at 9:11 am

      @maggy519: This is the way to thaw out these hard hearted folks that are scared, scared of EVERYTHING.

      “….and a child shall lead them….”

      The picture says it all!

  21. 146 Karen Sr.
    June 26, 2011 at 10:16 am

    This may be a little late, but I just found this today.

    How To Spark a Right-Wing Frenzy-Brian Merchant

    “All this from a quote plucked, free of context, from a grainy 60-second YouTube video. Which, I should mention, not a single reporter contacted me about, despite my eponymous profile handle. To my knowledge, the text of Gore’s speech isn’t yet available, and I haven’t been able to find any other public footage of it. Not even the mainstream media outlets sought the full context of the quote. Only a lone Media Matters researcher seeking to debunk the anti-Gore froth bothered to ask me about the background of the meme-generating clip.”


    The parts that stood out for me was “….not a single reporter contacted me about, despite my eponymous profile handle.” and “Not even the mainstream media outlets sought the full context of the quote.”

    Can we shame them into working for their pays?

    • 147 Walking on Sunshine
      June 26, 2011 at 11:53 am

      There is an acquaintance of mine who is very much into far right religious circles and I can tell you there is no other subject right now that can get them as riled up as population control. These people think that having babies babies babies will save the white race/religious conservatives from minority status. Hope I’m not offending anyone but I’m telling you what he says quite openly. They are terrified at the shift in demographics. It’s impossible to talk to him about a population problem because he says there’s still plenty of room left! He quotes the bible about God telling people to have plenty of kids (can’t remember the exact quote but he sounds like a preacher when he says it). He’s able to talk and talk and talk on this subject and this person has become my guide to what the religious right is currently obsessed with. Bill Maher kind of touched on this subject on his last show, but he didn’t mention the one big elephant in the room (White Supremacy) that is driving this push by Christian Conservatives to have big families.

      • 148 isonprize
        June 26, 2011 at 12:05 pm

        If it’s what I think it is, it’s the “quiverfull movement” http://www.quiverfull.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quiverfull

        Psalm 127:5 Happy [is] the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

      • 149 theo67
        June 26, 2011 at 1:56 pm

        But the thing is, they will increase the white population in this country by having many children, but their fear of science and progress will just create a population of uneducated and bigoted children, who will have a very hard time competing in the future years. They will achieve a population of people who will continue to vote Republican (if the party continues to exist), but will all be ignorant and unable to discern why they continue to cast their votes against their own interests, and why their bosses are being shipped in from other countries to manage them. It’s actually very sad.

    • 150 GGail
      June 26, 2011 at 5:02 pm

      Karen Sr., I read the full article by Brian Merchant and his out of context quote from Al Gore and I have to say that this is an exercise in caution and should be a lesson learned by Mr. Merchant. It is on his shoulders that this fire storm began. If you don’t intend to start a forest fire, then don’t carry a lit match around. Mr. Merchant should have and I hope in the future will take several minutes to read before posting. This is a caution that we all must adhere to for words are a powerful vehicle. His mea culpa is a little too late. I hope he has learned his lesson about being quick on the draw. He gave some very tilted people a clown car to ride around in.

  22. 151 Bobfr
    June 26, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Good day everyone,

    Read through all the comments and will be laughing throughout the day as I recall some of them πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    You folk are much fun.

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

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