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happy sunday people

Chat away here – catch ya later 😉


165 Responses to “happy sunday people”


  1. July 3, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Happy Sunday, people Such a sweet photo. Let’s not forget our mission for today is to push back on the Sunday shows and they’re lying Repub guests on Twitter if you have time between cooking out and eating.

    That silly Alex Witt already let Eleanor Clift, a die-hard Clinton supporter and old-school journalist who really needs to retire, lie about PBO’s record on job creation. Witt asked her about a speech Herman Cain made unveiling his economic policies and instead of commenting on that she went into a lie about PBO not creating jobs. Sent them a nice little tweet. Hacks. So glad we can push back.

    • 2 utaustinliberal
      July 3, 2011 at 9:28 am

      Oh POB, I logged into twitter this morning and saw your amazing tweets to all the sunday morning shows talking heads: Candy Crowley (twitter handle @ccrowley), Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour), Bob Schieffer (@bobschieffer), David Gregory (@davidgregory). I followed your lead and have been asking them why they have repubs on their shows and haven’t asked them about passing jobs bills. Instead they coddle the uber wealthy and Wall Street and screw the middle class.

      Hey TOD’ers with twitter accounts, Lunar Sea (lunar_sea) our own fellow TOD’er suggested yesterday that we twitter bomb these talking heads and demand honesty from them. We have to make them stop the lies about PBO and ask truth of republicans. She also suggested we choose a hashtag to go with our messages so that we can make our tweets into a trending topic. So if anyone has suggestions, please suggest away, and we can collectively agree on one and get to work in 140 characters or less. Have a Happy Sunday and a Happy 4th!!!!. As Bobfr always writes: Yes… We… Can… Do.. More… Together! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012. Keeping the Msm Honest.

      ps: I found out this morning that a couple of republican and rightwing strategy think tanks have been following me on twitter (@utaustinliberal) and they’re gonna be in a for a bumpy ride b/c I don’t plan on stopping in my quest to hold their feet to the fire! So hang on suckers!

      • July 3, 2011 at 9:33 am

        Saw your awesome tweets too. I always forget about hash tags. Open to any suggestions. So the right wing think tanks are on your tail. What a badge of honor. They haven’t seen nothing yet. @HowardKurtz is another one to watch. He always makes excuses for the media. His twitter page says he’s going to be talking about Halperin’s suspension. Let’s see what spin he tries to put on it to excuse it.

        Hey how about #mediafail as a hash tag? Just a thought.

        • 4 Sue in Minnesota
          July 3, 2011 at 9:39 am

          How about #circling the drain, or #Propoganda America or #media blather, or #distortion central, or #media malpractice

          I better get my butt in gear, put my big girl panties on and figure out Twitter. Only twits can’t tweet!

          We’re on the move…..ain’t no stopping us now!

        • 5 Sue in Minnesota
          July 3, 2011 at 10:00 am

          I like #mediafail

          how about #mediacircus #carnivalcentral #the2%megaphone #MSMechochamber #thespinfactory #yarntellers ##propogandapatrol
          #liarliar #medialipservice

          #bombasteandbullshit…….probably not supposed to use cuss words.

          • 6 utaustinliberal
            July 3, 2011 at 10:04 am

            Oooh Sue you are on fuego this morning. So far I’ve been seeing others use #mediafail. So I’ll try that out for now. Thanks Sue and POB.

            • 7 Sue in Minnesota
              July 3, 2011 at 12:27 pm

              I think #mediafail is perfect…..my little brain went into a spasm. I am so proud of everyone on the defense….I want to by the end of the day be joining your forces. Utaustinliberal…..what does fuego mean…never mind, looked it up…..on fire, right?

              I’ll shut my mouth now.

              May the truth go marching on.

          • 8 meta
            July 3, 2011 at 11:17 am

            OOooooh Sue, I love all these. Sometimes people use a hashtag to trend a topic but also sometimes it can be just a snarky take on the whole hashtag idea itself. So sometimes you’ll just see a very funny hashtag just for laughs. But if enough people think it’s clever it can also turn into a roll. I’ll probably use some or all of these over time just to keep it interesting! (I was at a dinner party last night and people were laughing and sprinkling their conversation with”hashtag” when they wanted to emphasize what they were saying! We were all laughing pretty hard!!)

        • July 3, 2011 at 10:18 am

          media fail is perfect. got my vote.

          • 10 utaustinliberal
            July 3, 2011 at 10:23 am

            Awesome. I’ve been using #mediafail in my tweets. It’s short and to the point. So fellow TOD’er twitterers on twitter, hope you use #mediafail in ur tweets and we can make it a trending topic and let them know we will not be quiet.

            • 11 Tulips
              July 3, 2011 at 10:49 am

              #mediafail is the hashtag then. I will tweet also

              • 12 Tulips
                July 3, 2011 at 10:49 am

                Ha! Good morning everyone

                • 13 Karen Sr.
                  July 3, 2011 at 11:03 am

                  Love #mediafail

                  • 14 utaustinliberal
                    July 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm

                    I saw National Security Advisor Tom Donilon on GPS with Fareed Zakaria. I think Fareed is about the only sane journalist on TV anymore. He asked good questions on far ranging issues from the Arab spring, to Afghanistan, to Libya and didn’t interrupt. He let Donilon answer fully. Donilon called out David Brooks a conservative who writes for the NYT when Brooks called President Obama a passive leader. Donilon replied saying that he wasn’t prone to hyperbolic praise but he had to give credit where credit is due and that President Obama was one if not the best President he had worked with. Everyday for the Daily Briefings, President Obama walks in knowing more than all his NS team put together. He asks pertinent and deep questions and makes sure he reads and rereads all briefs presented to him. He said the President showed amazing leadership in pulling 100,000 combat troops from Iraq ahead of schedule. He also said President Obama has lead brilliantly on the economy despite the obstacles put in his way by the republicans and that concerning Afghanistan and Libya, the President is doing the right thing. He said if that’s passive leadership, then America is lucky to have such a dynamic leader. It was in a word; A-freaking fantastic!

                    I used the twitter handle of the Whitehouse (@whitehouse) to thank Tom Donilon and Shaun Donovan because they were amazing. I hope the administration gets more people like Donilon and Housing and Urban Director (HUD) Shaun Donovan – who was also great on Candy Crowley’s CNN show – out into the media and on tv.

                    • 15 Karen Sr.
                      July 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm

                      I missed the beginning of GPS so I’ll catch it again @1PM EST. Then maybe I’ll get something done. 😉

                    • 16 Ladyhawke
                      July 3, 2011 at 12:52 pm

                      Right now, I am waiting for the rebroadcast of Fareed Zakaria GPS. I have long believed that Fareed Zakaria and Christiane Amanpour were the only real journalists on CNN. Now I believe the only real journalist at CNN is Fareed Zakaria.

                      I have been so disappointed in Christiane Amanpour since she replaced George S. at This Week. I hardly recognize her. At least Fareed Zakaria does his homework, asks relevant questions, lets his guests answer questions without interrupting them, and challenges spin and none answers.

                    • 17 nathkatun7
                      July 4, 2011 at 3:26 am

                      UT, you are awesome! I wish I knew how to twit because I would be following you. I totally agree with Tom Donilon, President Obama is the most “dynamic” president in my lifetime. I have very faint memories of JFK because his life was cut short before I was fully engaged in politics. But I’ve known all the presidents, beginning with LBJ, for the past 47 years. In my humble opinion, President Obama is the best I’ve lived under. He is smart, compassionate, level headed, focused and extremely cool under fire! And, contrary to conventional wisdom, I think he is as good a communicator as Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. Sadly, the MSM is so determined to filter his speeches. The few times that he has been able to connect with Americans, without filters (e.g. his memorial speech in Tuscon, in the aftermath of the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabby Gifford), the vast majority of people have been very inspired by him. I am also convinced that history will favorably judge his impressive accomplishments during his first two years in office.

      • 18 Sue in Minnesota
        July 3, 2011 at 9:33 am

        You Go Girl! Bring the heat.

        • 19 utaustinliberal
          July 3, 2011 at 9:41 am

          Oooooh great heads up about Howie Kurtz and thanks for his twitter handle, POB. He’s such a jerk. He pretends he’s above all the media BS and then he uses his CNN show on sunday to pretend he’s the honest one and he’s holding his colleagues collective feet to the fire. I just want to tell him, Howie, you’re right down there in the mud with the rest of them. Also Jovie said that Shaun Donovan the Housing and Urban Director (HUD) from the Obama Administration did a great job on Candy Crowley’s show this morning, so let’s all tweet him and say thanks. I don’t know if he has a twitter handle but we can tweet @whitehouse and let them know we think Shaun is great!

          Oh yeah it’s definitely a badge of honor when a right wing think tank is following any of us on twitter. They’re finally realizing that they’ve awoken the sleeping giant and we slumber no more!

      • 20 Ladyhawke
        July 3, 2011 at 9:48 am

        Proud and Ut, it is such a thrill to see your comments this morning. I think the idea of twitter bombing all the talking head shows is fantastic. We have to get their attention. The media keeps tiptoeing around the fact that the Republicans are trying to sabotage the recovery. We can’t allow them to look the other way just because telling the truth may hurt the feelings of the GOP. We have to let them know that our mission is to MAKE FACT CHECKING AND TRUTH TELLING COOL AGAIN.

      • 21 desertflower
        July 3, 2011 at 11:15 am

        Somebody is taking no prisoners!!!!!!!!!!!! Go get ‘um!

  2. 22 Fred
    July 3, 2011 at 9:16 am

    morning PoO

    Clift needs to up her meds;every now and then she gets out of pocket

  3. July 3, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Shawn Donovan did a good job on candy Crowley show. He is very smart!

  4. July 3, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Well, I have noticed that journalists are starting to ask their guests about republican policies.
    The problem is- the guests that are right leaning, are taught not to answer the question but to refocus the premise of the question towards the president.
    So, the GOP are not going to answer any questions about what they do, they are like children!

    • 29 hopefruit2
      July 3, 2011 at 9:39 am

      That’s why they have right-leaning guests on their show. Because they want to keep promoting GOP talking points under the guise of journalism. As someone indicated, Sunday happens to be Republican affirmative action on the media news shows.

      • 30 Fred
        July 3, 2011 at 9:41 am

        good morning Jovie and Hope and Amen on the Republican Affirmative Action Day that have become Sunday’s

        • 31 Ladyhawke
          July 3, 2011 at 1:10 pm

          A commenter at Steve Benen’s blog said a few weeks back: If it’s Sunday, it’s Meet The Republicans.

      • 32 Sue in Minnesota
        July 3, 2011 at 9:44 am

        So go after the moderators. Why bother asking a question if you don’t pushback when your guests evade the answer. It’s like a dog chasing it’s tail, circular blathering, destination nowhere.

        • 33 Ladyhawke
          July 3, 2011 at 11:00 am

          Exactly Sue. It’s like pulling teeth just to get the hosts to ask the pertinent questions. Then we have to contend with them just letting the talking points fly instead of challenging outlandish claims. You would think basic journalism would dictate ensuring the facts get aired. It’s so frustrating.

        • 34 nathkatun7
          July 4, 2011 at 4:10 am

          So, so, true Sue! What exactly is the role of the media if they just continually fail to ask their darling Republicans real hard questions?
          O. K. we all know that Republicans blame everything wrong in America on President Obama, who has been in office for just two and half years. Still the important question for Republicans is what do they propose to do about jobs. Do they really believe that cutting taxes for the rich (a la Bush), privatizing Medicare, and firing federal government workers, are the key to creating jobs and reducing the high unemployment? Why don’t the MSM moderators ask these questions of their darling Republicans that repeatedly parade on their Sunday, so called public affairs shows? What’s the use of having a media that is so cowardly when it comes to asking right wing extremist Republicans, who now control one house of congress and have veto power in the other house, real questions? And, how come the same MSM have absolutely no problem harassing President Obama, even asking him the most idiotic questions that have absolutely nothing to do with monumental problems facing the country, during Presidential News Conferences? It seems to me that the so called respectable media in this country have completely lost their legitimacy as a sources of objective and unbiased news.

      • 35 maggy519
        July 3, 2011 at 10:01 am

        um…isn’t affirmative action for the GOP in the media EVERY DAY?

  5. 37 ChristiMtl
    July 3, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Good morning neighbors….I have twitter fever this morning….I’m not familiar with everything about twitter yet but I’m doing my best with what I know…I was so impress with the push back against Rachel Maddow….it worked.

  6. 42 Ladyhawke
    July 3, 2011 at 10:11 am

    There are obvious questions the media should be asking the Republican Party now and for the duration. It’s not that complicated.

    During the 2010 midterms, all you talked about was the importance of jobs, jobs, jobs. Please explain ……..

    1) Why you have introduced “ZERO JOBS BILLS in SIX MONTHS since taking the majority in the House of Representatives?

    2) Why you are blocking THREE TRADE BILLS that are ready to go? And what does preventing abortions have to do with the South Korea trade bill?

    3) Why you are playing brinksmanship with the debt limit, holding the entire country hostage unless you get your way and jeopardizing job creation.

    Explain why anyone looking at your actions wouldn’t surmise that you are PURPOSELY TRYING TO SABOTAGE THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY? If not, explain exactly what are you hoping to accomplish with your obstructionist tactics and intransigence?????? How does this comport with your jobs, jobs, jobs mantra during the midterms??

    • 43 utaustinliberal
      July 3, 2011 at 10:13 am

      LadyHawke thanks for this. I’m off to tweet this in 140 characters or less. Heads up guys… we’re using #mediafail as our trending topic with our tweets. Let’s tweet away.

      • 44 Ladyhawke
        July 3, 2011 at 10:24 am

        This is outrageous……

        S. KOREA GETS TANGLED UP IN THE GOP’s ANTI-ABORTION DANCE:

        Trade agreements are an important aspect of any country’s economy, and since globalization of the world’s markets is now the rule and not the exception, it is foolish to hamper with agreements with our most valued trading partners. South Korea is one of America’s trading partners that provide us with affordable products because of cheap labor and the use of our technology and raw materials, and drives their economic engine as well as bolstering American corporation’s profits. The Senate Finance Committee began action on the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement on Thursday, and although it is a trade pact under consideration, Senator Orin hatch (R-UT) attached an amendment to the deal that has absolutely nothing to do with trading.

        The Utah Republican’s amendment to the agreement bans organizations like hospitals that provide abortions from receiving Medicaid family planning funds even if an abortion saves a woman’s life. There is little doubt that abortion is irrelevant to anything to do with a trade agreement with South Korea, but it shows the folly and hateful political wrangling Hatch is willing to engage in to make political points with Christian conservative voters. Mr. Hatch submitted several amendments related to Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act that have nothing whatsoever to do with a U.S.-South Korea trade agreement because his polling numbers are down heading into the 2012 election season. Hatch’s actions are typical of Republicans willing to hold crucial legislation hostage for his own political gain, but tying abortions to South Korea is a new low. The Senate Finance Committee is expected to reject Hatch’s amendments, but his action shows the length Republicans are willing to go through to ban legal abortions in America.

        Read more here…..

        http://www.politicususa.com/en/s-korea-abortion

        • 45 Ladyhawke
          July 3, 2011 at 10:34 am

          It was really stunning a few weeks ago to watch Bob Schieffer hammer “MINORITY LEADER” Nancy Pelosi about why nothing is getting done in congress. I almost fell out of my chair. I guess Bob thinks Nancy Pelosi is still SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE.

          NANCY PELOSI ON FACE THE NATION: ASK SPEAKER BOEHNER WHY CONGRESS HASN’T GOTTEN ANYTHING DONE:

          This morning’s Face the Nation was an interesting contrast in style. Bob Schieffer led off with Haley Barbour in what can only be a softball interview about Republicans, their chances in 2012, and the current field of candidates. In the second half, he suddenly got a bit more strident in his questioning of Nancy Pelosi, but she managed to place responsibility where it truly belongs. Here’s the money moment:

          Schieffer: The fact is, the Congress has been in session since January and it’s done basically nothing.

          Pelosi: Well you can talk to Mr. Boehner about that.

          Schieffer: So it’s all their fault. It’s not your fault.

          Pelosi: Well no, they set the agenda. We have said every day that they’re there another day goes by and there’s no jobs agenda or jobs bill that has come to the floor. But again, it’s about how we can work together to go forward. These issues are bigger than politics, they’re bigger than elections. They’re about the country that we will live in. And what we will see as we go forward is one vision of America that’s encompassed in the Republican budget plan that abolishes Medicare, that makes college unaffordable for nearly ten million young people in our country, that takes us deeper into debt and does not create jobs, or you can talk about an agenda that talks about making it in America, investing in American education, innovation and that’s what campaigns are about.

          The opener on this conversation drives me a little crazy. Blaming a President for the economy without holding Congress’ feet to the fire is disingenuous, given Congress’ responsibilities with regard to appropriations and setting the national agenda that the President must then act upon. Yet in this current session of Congress, we’ve seen numerous votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, legislate a woman’s right to choose into oblivion, the defunding of agencies like NOAA and the EPA, and an overall agenda that kills jobs in the public sector at the very least. So what exactly does the President have to do with any of that?

          And Pelosi delivers that message quite effectively. Bothered about the jobs report? Talk to Mr. Boehner, because he’s the guy who has set the agenda for this session of Congress. Democrats should be running with this message and asking Americans whether or not they understand Congress’ role in the economy and what this crazy Republican House of Representatives is doing to tank it.

          Schieffer pushes back on her

          http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/nancy-pelosi-face-nation-ask-speaker-boehne

          • 46 Ladyhawke
            July 3, 2011 at 10:43 am

            WHEN THE SABOTEUR’S SHOE FITS:

            This morning, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the third highest-ranking Democrat in the chamber, issued a media advisory, letting reporters know about a news conference he’d host. The headline said Schumer would point to “fresh questions about whether GOP is out to tank economy on purpose for political gain.”

            In other words, the New York Democrat was prepared to triple down on the “sabotage” line he’s been brave enough to trumped.

            And sure enough, Schumer, once again, went there.

            On a conference call Friday morning, another reporter asked Schumer whether he believes the GOP’s committing sabotage (my words, not the reporter’s). Here’s his response.

            “It’s a thought you just don’t want to believe in, because that would be [horrible],” Schumer said. “But every day they keep giving us more and more evidence that there’s no choice but to answer the question ‘yes.’ They give us no choice but to come to that conclusion.”

            Pointing to trade deals GOP senators first demanded and then blocked, Schumer added, “Republicans took us down the rabbit hole once again…. Are Republicans opposing yet another measure they once supported simply because that measure might be good for the economy?”

            As Greg Sargent explained, “The key point here is that Dem messaging chief Schumer is signaling that each example like this will now be pressed into service to build the larger case that Republicans have decided that a worse economy for the country is better politically for them, so any measure that risks creating jobs must be opposed at all costs.”

            Also note the GOP response, or in this case, the lack thereof. Schumer’s increasingly-provocative allegations are, to a certain extent, shocking. The senator is suggesting it’s at least possible that the Republican Party is so radical and filled with hate, the GOP would deliberately hurt the country in the hopes it would lead to partisan gains. In other words, one of Congress’ most prominent Democrats has effectively accused Republicans of trying to sabotage the nation’s economy.

            To put it mildly, Republican officials aren’t saying much about this at all.. No calls for an apology, no shrieks, no outrage, no apoplexy.

            And why not? Because to do so would be to engage in the very debate the GOP is desperate to avoid. Once there’s a conversation, and the question enters the political bloodstream, the American mainstream is confronted with the possibility that the Republican Party cares more about their election strategy than our well being.

            http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_07/when_the_saboteurs_shoe_fits030633.php#

            • 47 utaustinliberal
              July 3, 2011 at 10:52 am

              Thanks for all these artices Lady Hawke. I’m off to twitter once more to link them.

              • 48 Ladyhawke
                July 3, 2011 at 11:23 am

                No problem Ut, we are in this together. I am absolutely fuming this morning. I am furious that we are having to deal with yet another eleventh hour event because of Republican Party obstruction and intransigence. What they are doing is Un-American and unpatriotic. And yes you would have to conclude it is sabotage. What a sad state of affairs??

                I have never seen politics this dysfunctional in this country. This is no way to run a democracy in the 21st century. However, I am buoyed by TOD, BWD, and others in this community. I am so proud of the impact we are having on the political discourse. Our voices must be heard. This is what keeps me going……..

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                “One voice can change a room, and if one voice can change a room, then it can change a city, and if it can change a city, it can change a state, and if it change a state, it can change a nation, and if it can change a nation, it can change the world. Your voice can change the world.”

                — Barack Obama

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            • 51 Sue in Minnesota
              July 3, 2011 at 2:07 pm

              Tweet that GOP answer the question, are you willing to let the US economy fail? Has your game of win at all cost gone to Far? Use your brains, since you haven’t got any heart.

          • 52 Fred
            July 3, 2011 at 11:13 am

            Bob Schiefer said something during the 2008 Elections that I will NEVER forget.He point blank said HE Bob Schieffer had the ears of the Republican Party and especially John McCain and I swear people;My face went 😯 😯 😯

            so it’s no wonder McCain has been on FTN almost every Sunday since he lost in 2008 and has had more Republicans then Democrats on his show.It is our duty to email them and send them messages on twitter and facebook and every blogs to fact-check them and call them the liars that they are

        • 53 desertflower
          July 3, 2011 at 11:20 am

          It’s MORE than ridiculous.Get that out there…I bet so many people don’t know that! Hatch is a —– anyway…and he has a challenger this time around, which sends them ALL off the deep end!

      • July 3, 2011 at 10:47 am

        great questions. great tweets, ut!

    • 55 Betsy
      July 3, 2011 at 11:50 am

      LadyHawke,
      I have used most of your points and tweeted to each of the big four: Candy Crowley, Bob Schieffer, David Gregory and Christian Amanpour. Thanks to utaustinliberal, I found and added them to my following list, so I could send them off. I also added the #mediafail, and “Do your job” to my tweets. I also urged Chuck Schumer to get on these shows and keep talking about how the GOP is trying to sabotage the US economy in order to make Obama fail.

      Since we twitterbombed Rachel, I feel so much more powerful and not so helpless as I watched the GOP have all the attention and Obama being ignored. We can do this people, we have the POWER! Let’s take our country back!

      • 56 Ladyhawke
        July 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm

        Betsy, that’s fantastic. Thanks for all you are doing to make the media accountable. It looks like the #mediafail hashtag has the potential to break through the media firewall. This is so exciting.

  7. July 3, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Btw: I can name only two journalists, left or right, that favors and likes this president.

    They do not write that often- jonathan alter and bob schrum!

    Even bob Herbert and eugene robinson are most often against this president.

    It is what it is!

    • July 3, 2011 at 10:56 am

      You’re not looking hard enough Jovie 😉

      Honestly, do yourself a favour and read people like Steve Benen, Michael Tomasky, Steve Kornacki, Bob Cesca, Frank Schaeffer, PM Carpenter, etc, etc, etc. Most of them are critical of the President at times, but they’re always balanced. You’ll drive yourelf crazy if you keep reading commentary at GOPolitico and The Hill!

      • July 3, 2011 at 11:17 am

        Those are not main stream writers who appear on tv, in fact, at all. Hardly anyone knows them! Seriously!!!!!!!

        • 60 meta
          July 3, 2011 at 11:32 am

          Steve Benen is my HERO.

        • July 3, 2011 at 11:42 am

          Jovie, maybe its time for you to start your own blog so you can get 2,736,333 hits….

          Seriously……………

          • July 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm

            Michelle,
            Please make your point a little stronger, twist it a little more maybe talk about this all day, why dont you?

            Have at it? Lol!

            • July 3, 2011 at 12:09 pm

              Okay Jovie and Michele, emotions are running high, let’s call a halt to this!! Please don’t go at each other here, let’s keep this place positive. It would probably be best if you just ignored each other, I don’t want to lose either of you!

              Jovie, just to repeat what I said in another comment:

              I HUGELY appreciate the fantastic work you do and the great links and info you bring here – it’s absolutely invaluable. All I’m asking is that you don’t link anti-President Obama articles from right wing ‘news’ sites (eg the Politico one claiming American Jews had turned against him – let’s fight back against these lies with links like below, rather than spreading them). We know where to find them if we want to read them, we just don’t want them here.

              http://prospect.org/csnc/blogs/tapped_archive?month=06&year=2011&base_name=the_jews_arent_going_anywhere

              Michele, I promise, I’ll continue deleting links to articles posted by anyone that repeat right-wing talking points about the President.

              Have a good day you two 😉

        • July 3, 2011 at 11:44 am

          But we know them Jovie, that’s the point! That’s why we link them here so often, that’s what this site and so many others are about, trying to highlight and share the political commentary of people like the ones I listed, rather than linking the right-wing shills who already dominate the media!

          Just to repeat Jovie, I HUGELY appreciate the fantastic work you do and the great links and info you bring here – it’s absolutely invaluable. All I’m asking is that you don’t link anti-President Obama articles from right wing ‘news’ sites (eg the Politico one claiming American Jews had turned against him – let’s fight back against these lies with links like below, rather than spreading the lies). We know where to find them if we want to read them, we just don’t want them here.

          http://prospect.org/csnc/blogs/tapped_archive?month=06&year=2011&base_name=the_jews_arent_going_anywhere

          • July 3, 2011 at 11:55 am

            Hey chip,
            Love you and your blog, most if my posts I get compliments on, sorry if I disappointed you today.
            May e I am having a bad day or week.
            One thing, if you want to email me privately, you have my email, I don’t bite.
            Bc sometimes, if you put out there an issue you have with me, the carnival barkers pile on( I guess they think they are being loyal to you).

            Btw: I consider you to be a good journalist. Lol!

            Peace

            • July 3, 2011 at 12:03 pm

              Take a deep breath Jovie 😉

              • July 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm

                Chipsticks, I have told a lot of people about this site because it doesn’t spew trash or link up to trash sites. I think its not cool to have one person on a daily basis link The Hill report etc,,, which confuses everyone.. I remember getting my first e-mail when I signed up to YOUR site and you talked about it being a safe haven from all the out side noise we hear and read on a daily when we are at work or traveling to work.

                Thank you,

            • 75 meta
              July 3, 2011 at 12:11 pm

              We appreciate you, Jovie. We’re just trying to turn the corner on letting the right-wing narrative win the day every day. The more we repeat and echo their memes, the harder it is for us to gain momentum. I guess the party in power is always on the defense but we can pump the stuff that will shine a light on right-wing lies and hypocrisy and expose them for who they are and what they’re really trying to pull. People like Steve Benen do so with grace and intelligence.

        • 76 Karen Sr.
          July 3, 2011 at 12:09 pm

          I love reading the articles on TOD & BWD’s blogrolls so I can go to the MSM sites armed and dangerous. But, they are also really good articles and commentary with other really useful links like you get here. Try it, really….the comments are witty, too.

  8. July 3, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Time to watch that slime, Kurtz, and call him on his lies.

    • 78 utaustinliberal
      July 3, 2011 at 11:12 am

      Oh POB did you hear A.B. Stoddard from The Hill Blog on Howard Kutz saying that this was the first time Mark Halperin had insulted the President. Boy oh boy I tweeted faster than speedy gonzales and told her that in 2008 Halperin on a radio show called President Obama a pussy and had to apologize. Howard Kutz just lets these idiots get away with anything.

      • July 3, 2011 at 11:18 am

        Heard those idiots. Let them have it.

      • 80 meta
        July 3, 2011 at 11:24 am

        Freakin’ research, how does that work?

        Do these guys do ANY preparation for their job? Seriously, it’s like they just get up in the morning, have their toast and coffee and walk on the set. Disgusting.

      • 82 Karen Sr.
        July 3, 2011 at 11:51 am

        Their scripts are written by writers, not investigators or researchers. The host & producer tell the staff what the subject will be and the host or the staff just write questions for the guests to answer. It’s not journalism. It’s not reporting. It’s barely theater. It’s a waste of time, except we have to watch because they are so dishonest and we need to be on top of it.

        Let’s face it. The GOP owns the media. Lindsey Graham can’t go on Wolf Blitzer’s show without telling Wolf how “appreciative” he is that Wolf is getting “the truth” out. Lock, stock and barrel.

      • 83 Anya
        July 3, 2011 at 2:20 pm

        I guess A.B. Stoddard was not paying attention when Halperin mainstreamed the birthers. In 2008, he wrote one of his rediculous, Halperin’s Takes, in which he advised McCain to use “Obama’s exotic background” against him and to portray him as a “manchurian candidate”. I tried to get the link but maybe it was deleted because all I get in the search is a link to memorandum but not actual link.
        HALPERIN’S TAKE: What John McCain Needs to Win (Mark Halperin/TIME.com)

  9. 84 Karen Sr.
    July 3, 2011 at 10:59 am

    I don’t yet tweet…still trying to overcome the fear…but may I offer some suggestions for future bombs?

    #1 . Voting rights for the disabled, students and the elderly are being decimated across the land. We need to make the media stop the lie about voter fraud, a totally made up story. Fraud is what the GOP controlled legislatures are doing now. Very under-reported story, IMHO.

    Hashtags #voteralert #GOPNoVote4U

    Link to stories of voter ID requirements of drivers licenses that the blind and the disabled could never acquire. Links to voter fraud stories debunking the myth of voter fraud.

    #2. GOP lawmakers have signed a pledge to Grover Norquist. Shouldn’t their allegiance be to America first? How do they reconcile allegiance to one man’s vision of America over the wishes of a majority of Americans?

    Hashtags #GOP1st4Grover #GOPNotIn2 #GOPNoRep4U

    3. Shouldn’t Gloria Borgia and David Gergen @CNN be introduced as GOP apologists and not analysts? (okay….I digressed here. Just needed to vent about how they just don’t like it when the President tells it like it is.)

    • 85 Karen Sr.
      July 3, 2011 at 11:01 am

      that s/b #GOPNotIn2U. 😦

    • 87 meta
      July 3, 2011 at 11:26 am

      Thank you for all the great ideas! Don’t let Twitter intimidate you. If you follow some interesting people and just try reading it for awhile you’ll soon get the hang of it. Maybe we could have a thread about ideas of who to follow.

      • 88 Karen Sr.
        July 3, 2011 at 11:37 am

        Thanks for the encouragement, meta. I know I’ll get there…..I put Northanger’s link on how to begin tweeting to my favorites and I have the list of everyone’s names from WIW.

        • 89 meta
          July 3, 2011 at 11:45 am

          Cool!! We’re all right here with you so don’t hesitate to ask if you need help. We are the TODer Twitter Society!!

  10. 90 holymoly
    July 3, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Happy sunday everyone

    I think Pennsylvania Congressman Charlie Dent (R) just found out not all the bull they are feeding tne public about the debt is going to be easy to sell.He seems a bit defensive.

    The town hall meeting seems a bit uncomfortable for him.

    • 91 isonprize
      July 3, 2011 at 11:14 am

      Holy Moly I posted that one too! a thing of beauty!! They are giving him hell, and I hope they keep giving him hell. It’s clear that they think Cantor was a greedy punk for leaving the negotiations. WOOOO HOOOOO, I love it. Now if the Dems could just get the messaging right.

      More Debbie Wasserman Schultz!!! More Nancy Pelosi!!

    • July 3, 2011 at 11:17 am

      Ha, the ECHO chamber talking points are not working……Pennslyvania is the big Giant we can win again……

      • 94 isonprize
        July 3, 2011 at 11:24 am

        after Florida, I think Pennsylvania has the largest population of folks older than 60. The Dems REALLY need to hit the “Republicans will kill Medicare” line. And they need to hit it hard. The folks in that video don’t necessarily like Pres. Obama, but they are finally waking up to the antics of the Rethugs. And they don’t like them. THEY DON’T LIKE THEM., Not one bit!!!

        • July 3, 2011 at 11:32 am

          I think because of all the hate and lies they’ve been fed about the President is hitting home at their doorstep. It is a total difference when you think the pain affects others and the reality is that you are apart of the 90% who are not the super wealthy and you feel the pain as well…

          It is so nice to hear the talking points of the President and the Democratic Party spreading far and wide….

    • 96 Karen Sr.
      July 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm

      This is what happens when an electorate is informed. It’s so evident that progressives need to keep the heat up on every medium. When people know what’s going on, they prefer progressive and even liberal policies.

    • 97 GGail
      July 3, 2011 at 1:19 pm

      Charlie didn’t realize he had some people in the room who had a brain and could see through the bull that the Repugs waving in their faces. Good for those people, especially that one man! They walked out of that room seeing the LIGHT!

    • 98 bjw2
      July 3, 2011 at 1:46 pm

      LOL……an educated public is a dangerous thing.

      He came with talking points and everyone of them were knocked down by an educated, nonFOX watching audience.

  11. July 3, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Let @HowardKurtz have it. He and his stupid guests are defending Halperin. I can’t find the twitter names for the guests but they are:

    AB Stoddard, Michelle Cottle and Matthew Continnetti.

    Stoddard had the nerve to call Halperin a serious journalist.

    • 100 Fred
      July 3, 2011 at 11:23 am

      of course they are defending one of their own PoO.You didn’t think they’d be standing up for the black man over the white man now did you? 🙄

    • 104 Ladyhawke
      July 3, 2011 at 11:45 am

      I think this article by Michelle Goldberg was spot on. I am not surprised that Howie Kurtz and the panel are circling the wagons and defending Halpern. What a bunch of phonies. It’s really pathetic.

      Why Mark Halperin Is a D–k

      The political commentator erred in speaking disrespectfully of the president. His far greater sin: being so cowed by conservatives that he’s offended by Obama’s mild poke at the GOP.

      ——————————————————
      So Halperin should be forgiven for insulting the president. He shouldn’t be forgiven, though, for his role in perpetuating the idiotic assumptions of the establishment clique that lefty bloggers sometimes call The Village. The former political director of ABC News, Halperin is the founder of the hugely influential political tip sheet The Note, which is where Washington insiders and those who aspire to become Washington insiders go to read about themselves. “We try to channel what the chattering class is chattering about, and to capture the sensibility, ethos, and rituals of the Gang of 500, which still largely sets the political agenda for the country,” he told David Grann in a 2004 New Yorker story. He’s as good a symbol as anyone of our political class’s smug insularity, its obsession with process and symbolism, and utter disinterest in policy. He creates and then reifies conventional wisdom.

      Grann’s piece nailed The Note’s political ethos: “The Note’s principal allegiance is not to ideas but to the cult of the scoop and to the notion that success trumps all other values. And those who treat politics too seriously, who do not see the world with the cool detachment of the pros, are suspect.” Throughout the Bush administration, The Note maintained a fawning appreciation of the White House’s PR operation, at one point writing about a campaign to rehabilitate Saudi Arabia’s reputation, “The scheme you came up with is so clever, we think it should be used as a case study in political campaign management schools.” Halperin has always treated earnestness and outrage as pathetic and vulgar.

      It’s true that, at one point in 2004, he tried to see his way out of the extreme relativism and cheap postmodern obsession with narrative that infects modern campaigns. In an internal memo, he wrote that Bush’s distortions were far greater than Kerry’s, and should be treated as such. “We have a responsibility to hold both sides accountable to the public interest, but that doesn’t mean we reflexively and artificially hold both sides ‘equally’ accountable when the facts don’t warrant that,” he wrote.

      HALPERN’S RESPONSE EMBODIES ALL THAT’S ROTTEN AND SHALLOW ABOUT D.C.’s PUNDIT CLASS, WHICH FETISHIZES

      BIPARTISANSHIP EVEN AS IT ONLY DEMANDS IT OF ONE POLITICAL PARTY.

      ———————————–

      Read more here….

      http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/06/30/mark-halperin-s-misguided-dick-slur-against-obama.html

  12. July 3, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Governor Patrick is an excellent spokes person for this president!

    • 106 Karen Sr.
      July 3, 2011 at 11:43 am

      Where is he speaking, Jovie?

    • 108 Fred
      July 3, 2011 at 12:21 pm

      he better speak each and everyday for this President as he and the First Lady bailed his butt this past midterm elections 😆

      • 109 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        July 3, 2011 at 5:20 pm

        Bailed his butt Fred? Isn’t that a little disrespectful comment to make of the Governor. Yes, the first couple was big in helping him get re-elected, but your tone in your post was rather condescending. SHAME!! I’m sure Governor Patrick will do all he can to help PBO get re-elected.

  13. July 3, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Voting is underway in ca-36, and July 12 is the primary for recalls in Wisconsin!

  14. 112 GGail
    July 3, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Happy Sunday TOD people and Chipsticks! You east coast folks are FIRED UP this morning and I LOVE IT! As Rocky & Madge from “As Time Goes By” says ROCK ON!

    • 113 Fred
      July 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm

      morning GG;Halperin really had us going and for good this time and we’re not gonna left off.We did that far too long and the Tea’s got away with things.
      We’re on fire now

  15. July 3, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I was wondering…did the Obama Pics Daily site move to another place? If so, may I have the link?

  16. July 3, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Gotta say I’m digging tweetdeck (go to tweetdeck.com and choose the desktop version). It makes it so easy to follow tweets and retweet and ‘follow’ a hashtag. I’m now following the #mediafail and retweeting like crazy. There are so many good people who are rocking with great tweets. I don’t watch television, so I don’t see the Sunday show crap, but this is a great way to voice my displeasure. They watch so I don’t have to. And no play-by-play either. This is fun.

    • July 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm

      So Tien Le is the hash tag working as far as trending? I hope so because I see a lot of people using it>

      • July 3, 2011 at 12:56 pm

        #mediafail is great! It’s totally working. Great way to sound off about the Sunday shows and every other hack journalist. The more people use it, the better it will become. This is a keeper!

      • July 3, 2011 at 1:01 pm

        Very likely won’t trend – not to rain any any parades, but we’re all just basically tweeting each other and there is a huge echo chamber effect.

        • 121 theo67
          July 3, 2011 at 5:51 pm

          I don’t know if you’re right, StR. Tigerfist alone has tens of thousands of followers, and among all of us,we’ve got outside networks. It may take a while, but I think the chain reaction will happen. Isn’t that how grassroots is supposed to work?

    • 122 theo67
      July 3, 2011 at 5:50 pm

      I just got on Tweetdeck following your recommendation.Looks like it will be easier, once I can get my head wrapped around it!

  17. 123 jaleh
    July 3, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    From Kevin Drum:

    Republicans got the tax cuts they wanted. They got the financial deregulation they wanted. They got the wars they wanted. They got the unfunded spending increases they wanted. And the results were completely, unrelentingly disastrous. A decade of sluggish growth and near-zero wage increases. A massive housing bubble. Trillions of dollars in war spending and thousands of American lives lost. A financial collapse. A soaring long-term deficit. Sky-high unemployment. All on their watch and all due to policies they eagerly supported. And even worse, ever since the predictable results of their recklessness came crashing down, they’ve rabidly and nearly unanimously opposed every single attempt to dig ourselves out of the hole they created for us.

    But despite the fact that this is all recent history, it’s treated like some kind of dreamscape. No one talks about it. Republicans pretend it never happened. Fox News insists that what we need is an even bigger dose of the medicine we got in the aughts, and this is, inexplicably, treated seriously by the rest of the press corps instead of being laughed at.

    AND, they may get away with it and Make Obama a one term President.

    Go figure!

    • 124 Ladyhawke
      July 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm

      Here’s another post (with depressing graph) in a similar vein. I continue to be amazed at the excellent writing from bloggers on the internet. They put the mainstream media to shame every day.

      THIS REPUBLICAN RECESSION HAS ELIMINATED ALMOST TEN YEARS OF JOB GROWTH:

      http://www.politicususa.com/en/recession-job-growth

    • 125 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      July 3, 2011 at 5:28 pm

      Gee, thanks Kevin for the uplifting article (sarcasm), but very true and real. The media is really effecting the thought process of the general public. There is NO way with the amount of work and accomplishment PBO has put in that his approval numbers across the land should be this shakey. If he doesn’t get some help by surrogates on the air it is really going to be tough. His ground and internet army will do their part, but PBO needs help in the media. ……….GASP!! O_O

  18. 126 meta
    July 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Please help distribute this pretty link:

    http://askobama.twitter.com/

  19. July 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Meanwhile, my guests are here, so I will be a busy bee today.
    Having a cookout for about 25 peeps, celebrating our nations birthday ahead of Monday.

    If any of you are in the Tampa area, drop by, I make killer burgers!

    Peace and may God bless our troops!

  20. 129 Kasai
    July 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Good Day Everyone:-)

    Hope you enjoying the weekend.

    Peace and Blessing to all!!!

  21. 130 Fred
    July 3, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Howie Kurtz invited none other than John Aravosis to discuss gay marriage;you know the same Aravosis who has been making headline disrespecting the President 🙄

    http://twitter.com/#!/HowardKurtz

    • July 3, 2011 at 1:03 pm

      The same Avarosis who was a staffer for Ted Stevens in the 1990’s.

      • July 3, 2011 at 1:11 pm

        Good grief StR, I never knew that! This is just incredible – Uygur, Huffington, Moulitsas. Aravosis ….. they’re all ‘former’ Republicans! There’s a trend here….

        Ted Stevens:

        Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
        Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)

        http://www.ontheissues.org/senate/ted_stevens.htm

        I wonder did Aravosis ever ask Stevens to ‘evolve already’?

  22. July 3, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Twitter warriors, how can you tell what’s trending?

    • 134 Tulips
      July 3, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      On the side bar in blue. if a enough of us use #mediafail, the we will be trending

    • 135 utaustinliberal
      July 3, 2011 at 12:59 pm

      On your homepage where you see your tweet timeline, To the right of the page, is a Trend section that shows you what’s trending. For example some of the things trending are RIP Morrison, and some other stuff. Make sure your Trending is set to United States. There is a change button next to the word Trending where you can set it to United States and you’ll see what’s trending in America. Mark Halperin was trending when he spewed crap about President Obama.

      Our #mediafail is slowly working it’s way up the trending ladder. So keep up the good work TOD’ers.

  23. 137 Karen Sr.
    July 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    From Duval Patrick-Jun 30th

    “At our 25th college reunion in 2003, Grover Norquist — the brain and able spokesman for the radical right — and I, along with other classmates who had been in public or political life, participated in a lively panel discussion about politics. During his presentation, Norquist explained why he believed that there would be a permanent Republican majority in America.

    One person interrupted, as I recall, and said, “C’mon, Grover, surely one day a Democrat will win the White House.”

    Norquist immediately replied: “We will make it so that a Democrat cannot govern as a Democrat.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/how-grover-norquist-hypnotized-the-gop/2011/06/30/AGYOUlsH_story.html

    I leave it to you, Chips, whether this link can stay. But, looks like the MA governor is helping to make the case against the GOP strategy to destroy the economy.

    • July 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      That’s a great link Karen, thank you so much for posting it, anything exposing that Norquist creature is always welcome! Crikey, I don’t want to seem like a fascist link-remover – 😆 – it’s just rw talking points I’d prefer not to see here! Thanks Karen.

      • 139 Karen Sr.
        July 3, 2011 at 1:28 pm

        I don’t believe you’re a fascist link-remover. LOL But, I want you to feel comfortable with what goes on here….it’s your site and because of you we come here. So, you must doing something right, ‘er, I mean correct.

  24. 141 Tulips
    July 3, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    #media fail is picking up tweet ppl tweet.

  25. 143 Kasai
    July 3, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Trending Tweet in the USA is now “Closing Argument of Casey Anthony Trial” We need to change it.

  26. 144 gc
    July 3, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    I am completely out of my depth with the Tweeting thing, but will continue emailing, and volunteer work.

    What is “trending” Is Tweeting for I-Phones (don’t laugh :))?

    Thank you on behalf of this non-tweeter.

    • 145 utaustinliberal
      July 3, 2011 at 2:19 pm

      Hey gc, Trending means that a topic is popular on Twitter and people are clicking on the topic to find out why people like that topic. For example, when Mark Halperin insulted the President, his name became a trending topic b/c everyone was furious and people tweeted about it like crazy. So when we put a hashtag in front of a word, we’re trying to make it popular so that people will be curious about our tweets. That’s why we picked #mediafail. Hope this helps 🙂

      • 146 Gc
        July 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm

        Thank you. I read “trending” and thought “stock market” LOL. Please know how much I appreciate what you are all doing. Roscoe said above it “won’t trend” in his opinion due to echo chamber, but isn’t there a ripple effect where it will go beyond the TODers? This is fascinating. Maybe when I get beyond my health issues, I can learn….

        • 147 utaustinliberal
          July 3, 2011 at 3:24 pm

          Hey gc, I hope you recover from your health issues and are once again at full capacity. Sending good wishes your way. At first we thought that the tweets we sent to Rachel wouldn’t have any impact, but boy were we proven wrong. I firmly believe that there is power in numbers. Just as Chipsticks Oh…baby video went viral and msm realized PBO isn’t a monster, so did our plethora of tweets jarr Rachel that she rapidly scaled back her unfounded attacks on PBO. So, in my opinion, there may be a huge echo chamber, but we will break through and let them know that we will no longer be silent. Stay healthy my friend. 🙂

    • July 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm

      GC, we all have to keep emailing,calling and writing letters too. Everything is necessary and everything counts.

  27. 151 bjw2
    July 3, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Do anyone know when the Obama/Biden re-election campaign will be announcing the total monies raised for the month of June?
    I hope the numbers will send shock waves throughout the MSM who has been reporting that PBO’s base has abandoned him.

    • 152 utaustinliberal
      July 3, 2011 at 2:14 pm

      Hey bjw2, I think the fundraising totals will be released in full on July 15th or July 16th. Those were the tentative dates I heard on the news.

  28. July 3, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Did you guys see Zizi’s post on WEE See You? It’s great. And we are doing the things she suggests. We just can’t let up.

    http://weeseeyou.com/2011/07/03/don%E2%80%99t-get-mad-get-even-defeat-wingnuts-everywhere-pt-1/#more-27367

  29. July 3, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Good morning Chipsticks and family. Wow, you all are doing some serious lifting this morning. West coast trying to catch up. I want all of you to have a great weekend. To you, Chipsticks, thanks for ALL that you do to keep this site a beautiful haven for us. I thank you for your respectful manner here with us. You are so polite and firm with our family here, as it should be. We have so heavy lifting to do, so we must keep our focus and work together with that clear focus and beautiful respect for each other. We know people come here to read our site, and we will always be proud of our site, thanks to Chipsticks, but we will show that we are serious, intelligent, resourceful, focus in our support of President Obama and Vice President Biden. We will have to stop,think, take a little time out and go to a space within and call up the goodness of our beautiful spirits and come back to the table and contribute with poise, truth, our positive information and our views. We will not give space within our family to dysfunctional people roaming around trying to destroy our beautiful thoughts, love and respect for each other. Let us respect this beautiful gem of a site we have here because we can do more positive together than we can apart. Now, let us enjoy our work that we have to do, put that calm music on, candles lit, and get our bottoms in the working mode. We Will and We Must. We have an election to win. And we have some butts to kick and put them on notice that we will not allow them to continue to lie, and throw ugly and disrespectful punches at our President and their President also. He told them at Grant Park, ” I will be your President too.” Remember? And he has been and will continue to me. Now grandmother will go and prepare some delicious sorbet for my beautiful young and intelligent, loving family members here. I love you all back. HZ

    • 156 Gc
      July 3, 2011 at 3:07 pm

      What a fine person you are HZ. I believe I picked up somewhere you have health issues (same here) I wish you good health and a great holiday.

      • 157 utaustinliberal
        July 3, 2011 at 3:16 pm

        What an awesome commentary HZ. Thanks for all that you do, and your constant encouragement. We will never give up and will never take our eyes off the ball. You are absolutely right in that we have an uphill battle on our hands but we will and we must do everything to win 2012 for the right candidate; President Obama. Hope you enjoy your sorbet. 🙂

        • July 3, 2011 at 3:26 pm

          Hi utaustinliberal. I try beccause Chipsticks has given us such a beautiful site. No, we will not give up. I will enjoy the sorbet. Wish you all were here to partake. I will be off to an event in Claremont tomorrow. Then on Tues., meeting with a young lady to see what I can do in my area for the summer program. I am excited, so please pray for me to stay healthy and ready to go. We will be fine as long as we know what and why we are all so willing to work so hard for a great President and millions who can’t fight for themselves from all walks of life. Let’s do it.

      • July 3, 2011 at 3:18 pm

        Oh, thanks so much Gc. You are so kind. Yes, I do have some heart problems, but I am behaving like my mother would say, ” Do what you need to do with faith, hardwork, and belief in what mother has tried to instill inside of your very being. My brother and I have tried. I just love what is taking place here, and I am so happy to find a family of such bright, warm, intelligent, hardworking, honest in views, respectfulness to each other and fighting for a cause that we know will benefit so many. I will keep you Gc in my thoughts and prayers also. You take care of yourself and have a great celebration of our nation. We are going to make it even better. I love you back, Gc.

        • 160 Kasai
          July 3, 2011 at 4:20 pm

          HZ…People like you are the “Rock: of what makes this community strong, thank you kindly for the word of wisdom, you lift us up when we down, calm the storms before they happen and bring sunshine when is doom.

          With gratitude and much love Happy 4th 🙂

    • 161 desertflower
      July 3, 2011 at 3:28 pm

      I have told you before…your words are music on the page.They are gentle and passionate at the same time, and we are grateful to have you here with us.I hope that you are well, and enjoying the company of your family and friends this holiday weekend.Be well and be safe.We love you,too:)

  30. 162 CEB
    July 3, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Hello TOD family (and fierce digital warriors)

    I have spent part of my 4th celebration watching a DVD of PBO’s inauguaration and interviews during his time as president-elect. Everything that he said has turned out to be the truth; promises that he made have been kept or are in the porcess of being kept. He is exactlyu who he says he is and he has governed as he said he would. Seeing these again brought tears to my eyes and filled my heart with joy and hope. This is why we are fighting; hope is still alive. If you get a chance, watch it yourselves to renew and refresh your spirits for the battles now and in the future.
    Thanks Chips, again, for a wonderful, troll-free site.
    G’day everyone.

  31. 163 desertflower
    July 3, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Little diddies for the day:)http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/07/03/afghanistan-libya-john-mccain-and-more.html

  32. 164 taiping1
    July 3, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Organizing teaches as nothing else does the beauty and strength of everyday people. Through the songs of the church and the talk on the stoops, through the hundreds of individual stories of coming up from the South and finding any job that would pay, of raising families on threadbare budgets, of losing some children to drugs and watching others earn degrees and land jobs their parents could never aspire to–it is through these stories and song of dashed hopes and powers of endurance, of ugliness and strife, subtlety and laughter, that organizers can shape a sense of community not only for other, but for themselves.” Barack Obama

  33. 165 isonprize
    July 3, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Here is GREAT NEWS about the recall efforts in Wisconsin!!

    http://www.wearewisconsin.org/


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