47 Responses to “weekly address”

  1. July 9, 2011 at 9:07 am

    I’m glad you still believe the Tea-Republicans want to do the right thing, Mr. President. I don’t trust them. I think they are trying to sabotage this economy in hopes of winning in 2012. I wish both sides could sit down and do what is best for this country, instead of what’s best for their party. As I said, I do not trust Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, any darn Republican. But I do trust our President.

    • July 9, 2011 at 9:34 am

      I am certain that our brilliant knows the Tea-pubs have no interest at all in doing the right thing. He knows exactly what they fightly fiercely/thuggishly to accomplish. But his carefully, as always, chosen words continue to shed ever more shining light on the stark differences in motive between the WH position of working for the american people vs the bullying, line in the sand, self serving, country destroying opposition. People who have been blinded and turned off by the vitriol need him to keep that big ole flashlight on. We can continue to help steady it while he and his brilliant staff work off camera to get shit done.

    July 9, 2011 at 9:28 am


  3. July 9, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Good Morning, TOD Family!

    Chips, you’ve done yeoman’s work — as you usually do, but especially so — these last 36 hours. Just want to say again that you’re amazing and so appreciated for supplying this oasis and just the posts we need to stay focused and uplifted.

    *****THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO*****

    • 6 isonprize
      July 9, 2011 at 10:44 am

      clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap!!! <—- isonprize STANDING UP and clapping!!

  4. July 9, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Seconded, with much, much appreciation!!

    • 8 HZ
      July 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm

      Seconded, third, and all of the great appreciations to you Chipsticks. Thank you for this wonderful place. I totally appreciate you so very much. I also appreciate your and respect given to this place to keep it with great energy that is so peaceful and respectful This is hard work, so we all thank you so much. Please get some relaxation and rest during your work here. Have a great day, Chipsticks and TOD Family. You all inspired me to go out early this morning and water my front flower beds and even the back pation. Peaceful as I prayed and gave thanks for my new family. Prayers and good thoughts for our wonderful President, Barack Obama. Bless and give him wisdom today as all days, Lord. we ask humbly.

      • 9 HZ
        July 9, 2011 at 1:03 pm

        that should be patio. I am headed out to Trader Joe’s and Henry’s. Let anything my dear loving family? Remember, this senior is on a fixed income, but I will share with my great family here.

  5. 10 utaustinliberal
    July 9, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Bless your heart PBO for all the good you are trying to do and for continually giving the TeaGop the benefit of the doubt and hoping they look past their selfish self interests and advance the country for the good. It’s going to be a tough weekend for the President having rats soil the grandeur of the whitehouse, but I’m hoping we’re getting closer to a deal. The sane repubs like John Boehner (he’s not sane all the time) have been covertly trying to rally as many repubs as they can so that when they reach a deal, the votes will be there. The evil ones like Eric Cantor are betting against US Treasury Bonds so that if the country goes to hell in a handbasket they can make like a bandit and rake in all their ill gotten gains. I firmly believe that Eric Cantor is gunning for John Boehner’s Speaker of the House position. When Cantor was sworn in as Majority leader, he made sure he got the office opposite Boehner’s so that he could see every person that went in and out. Cantor has put his stock in the teaparty wing of the party and will throw Boehner under the bus anyday anytime. I always knew it wouldn’t be the dems who would cause the major downfall of the repubs, it would be the teaparty. When one shackles themselves to a fringe group that is racist, fashioned itself against a tax rally but knows nothing about taxes, are empty barrels who are unintelligent and politically malevolent, then when that fringe group begins to devour its young and makes the repubs indulge in intraparty cannibalism, one goes down, down, down with the filthy sinking ship. John Boehner is beginning to realize and regret his embrace of the beast (the teaprty) in order to win the 2010 elections. Unfortunately for him and the rest of the repubs, it’s too late.

  6. 11 collegekay
    July 9, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Hello all. I hope we’re all feeling better today. I admit to being discouraged (didn’t even want to log on to any blogs or twitter yesterday) but as long as we keep hope over fear, we’ll be fine.

    Have a perfect day.

    • July 9, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      collegekay, I hope everyone is feeling better today. We may get knock down, but we will not stay down. Because we have a battle to fight and fight we will, till we can not fight anymore. Re-electing President Obama is that battle and I for one am ready to fight, because putting this country in the hands of those Tea-Republicans will be the end of this country as we know it.

  7. July 9, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Happy saturday everyone 😀

  8. July 9, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Oh..For those that tweet..I found a few tutorial vids, as well as a very useful tool that
    twitter now owns called TweetDeck…It really helps me to see every tweet without opening
    a window to the main twitter page…It’s an instany messenger/ dashboard thingy that runs
    in the background while you’re maybe doing other things.

    • 15 ChristiMtl
      July 9, 2011 at 11:34 am

      Rock is really the king of twitter…….ok now I’m more confused than ever.

    • 16 meta
      July 9, 2011 at 11:59 am

      Thanks very much for this. I’ve been thinking about tweetdeck but it’s an Adobe product and they don’t always play nice with Apple. But great info all around.

  9. 17 Fred
    July 9, 2011 at 11:40 am

    “I am proud to declare that the United States formally recognizes the Republic of South Sudan”


    thanks TOAITR 😀

  10. July 9, 2011 at 11:43 am


    Breaking: Senate President Russell Pearce Recalled In Arizona, Must Run For Re-Election Or Resign.

    In a swift affirmation of Arizona’s fast growing and powerful new political movement, Secretary of State Ken Bennett notified Gov. Jan Brewer that the once seemingly invincible architect of the state’s controversial SB 1070 “papers please” immigration law has officially been recalled. Bennett confirmed that the recall petitions delivered by the Citizens for a Better Arizona “exceeds the minimum signatures required by the Arizona Constitution.”


  11. 24 Fred
    July 9, 2011 at 11:43 am

    breaking news! 😯

    Senate President Russell Pearce Recalled In Arizona, Must Run For Re-Election Or Resign. 😀 😀 😀 😀

    In a swift affirmation of Arizona’s fast growing and powerful new political movement, Secretary of State Ken Bennett notified Gov. Jan Brewer that the once seemingly invincible architect of the state’s controversial SB 1070 “papers please” immigration law has officially been recalled. Bennett confirmed that the recall petitions delivered by the Citizens for a Better Arizona “exceeds the minimum signatures required by the Arizona Constitution.”

    “Let’s make no mistake about it,” said Randy Parraz, co-founder of the Citizens for a Better Arizona. “Russell Pearce has been recalled.”

    According to Bennett’s statement, Pearce has two options: Resign from office within five business days, or become a candidate in the recall election. Either way, Pearce becomes the first state senate president in recent memory to be recalled in the nation.

    “No one expected this or picked up on this political earthquake,” said Parraz, one of the main organizers behind the extraordinary grassroots campaign, which electrified a bipartisan effort in Pearce’s Mesa district. Parraz credited a “dramatic shift” over the past six months due to Pearce’s often extremist leadership in state senate.

    “We had people pouring into the office,” Parraz said, citing the role of Republicans, Democrats and Independents in the door-to-door canvassing initiative, “and they told us: Russell Pearce is too extreme for our district and state.”


  12. July 9, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    How is things going in Wisconsin, with their recalls?

  13. 29 dotster
    July 9, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Not always a fan of Bill Maher, but this is great, if you can stand the little snippet of Ann Coulter:

    • July 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm

      That was great. I’ve stopped watching him because he goes off the rails too much against the president. But this is the truth. I posted it on Twitter. That Coulter is one skinny, unhealthy looking, hateful woman.

      • July 9, 2011 at 1:09 pm

        I’m surprised that vampire is still alive. She must be subsisting on cigarettes, vodka, bile, and roach protein. If there was ever an example of being ugly from the inside out, she is exhibit A. Just a vile person.

      • 32 utaustinliberal
        July 9, 2011 at 1:15 pm

        Thanks for this dotster. Sometimes Bill’s a douchebag, but when he gets it right, he really gets it right. Just posted it on twitter.

        Oh POB, I also loathe Coulter. She is vermin. I saw part of the show and Chaz Bono (Cher’s daughter who is now a transgendered male) was on talking about how therapy finally cemented his belief that he was born in the wrong body and that therapy helped him cope. Ann Coulter then told Chaz that if he had believed in God, then he wouldn’t need fake therapy. It’s a liberal thing to believe in therapy and we’re all weak because as liberals we don’t have God in our lives. Chaz told her that he does believe in God and goes to church regularly but that doesn’t mean he is weak for seeking a psychiatrist’s help. My goodness, if Ann Coulter thinks she’s the author of whom God loves, then she is sadly mistaken. When the heck did believing in God and seeking therapy become mutually exclusive? I believe in God, but I also firmly believe that if one needs help, is suffering from depression, has lost a loved one or is just having a crappy week then one should seek an objective trained ear, because when people don’t have anyone to turn to, they may sadly committ suicide in their despair because they see no way out of the abyss. That’s one of the reasons colleges provide guidance counselors and therapists because they know that once in a while, we all need help.

    • July 9, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      Booyah! That needs to go viral. He hit the nail right on the head.

    • 34 Fred
      July 9, 2011 at 2:26 pm

      I haven’t watched this idiot in a long while because he gets out of damn pocket so often in regards to this President but I am glad he called them out;especially in front of one of their own and one of the most obnoxious douchebags on the planet.

    • July 9, 2011 at 2:57 pm

      Its all so true. so depressingly true. So stuck on stupid that they don’t see how they are being robbed. But hey they can’t stomach belonging to a party that gives their hard earned money to the poor, illegal immigrants and Blacks. They’d rather give it to the Donald Trumps of the world. Many have also deluded themselves into thinking that they will be the rich one day. How’s that gonna happen when you vote against policies that can help you get there?

  14. 36 meta
    July 9, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Did you all get the note from Jeremy Bird about PBO’s 50th birthday coming up? I’ve been thinking over the last week that we should have a special money bomb on his birthday. There will be lots of events in Chicago for him and OFA is promoting a “50 for 50” campaign. So let’s see what we can do.

    • July 9, 2011 at 12:43 pm

      meta, I agree. Let’s money bomb so we can bury the rat republicans with PBO’s money machine.

      • July 9, 2011 at 1:03 pm

        This could be the biggest money bomb ever. BTW I visited the OFA blog for the first time in almost a year and had to quickly click away from the hand wringing. Chipsticks, without you and the rest of the TOD family I think I’d be in a sorry state of mind.

  15. 39 Fred
    July 9, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    ReTHUGS getting hit by none other than THE ECONOMIST! 😯 😯

    The Economist: “The Republicans are playing a cynical political game. SHAME ON THEM”

    N THREE weeks, if there is no political deal, the American government will go into default. Not, one must pray, on its sovereign debt. But the country will have to stop paying someone: perhaps pensioners, or government suppliers, or soldiers. That would be damaging enough at a time of economic fragility. And the longer such a default went on, the greater the risk of provoking a genuine bond crisis would become.


    This newspaper has a strong dislike of big government; we have long argued that the main way to right America’s finances is through spending cuts. But you cannot get there without any tax rises. In Britain, for instance, the coalition government aims to tame its deficit with a 3:1 ratio of cuts to hikes. America’s tax take is at its lowest level for decades: even Ronald Reagan raised taxes when he needed to do so.

    And the closer you look, the more unprincipled the Republicans look. Earlier this year House Republicans produced a report noting that an 85%-15% split between spending cuts and tax rises was the average for successful fiscal consolidations, according to historical evidence. The White House is offering an 83%-17% split (hardly a huge distance) and a promise that none of the revenue increase will come from higher marginal rates, only from eliminating loopholes. If the Republicans were real tax reformers, they would seize this offer.

    Both parties have in recent months been guilty of fiscal recklessness. Right now, though, the blame falls clearly on the Republicans. Independent voters should take note.


    thanks again TOAITR 😀

  16. July 9, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Congratulations you happy dancing Arizonians 😀 You remind me of one of my most favorite quotes:

    Heroes are ordinary men and women who dare to see and meet the call of a possibility bigger than themselves. Breakthroughs are created by heroes, by men and women who will stand for the result while it’s still only a possibility — people willing to create the path to the result while others are still squabbling about the right path and arguing about the right answers — people who will act to make possibility real.

    • 41 Fred
      July 9, 2011 at 1:13 pm

      I second you in congratulating Arizonians 😀 and the rest of the country all together 😆

      watching my Andre Agassi getting inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame and I am getting all teary 😀

  17. 45 gc
    July 9, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Apropos of yesterday: Guys, you are all wonderful. Chipsticks for POTUS, 2016!

  18. July 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    So, to bring you all up to speed! On Thursday, david plouffe said, that nobody around the kitchen table talks about debt ceiling or the unemployment rate.
    Well, mitt Romney said that plouffe should be Fired for being so insensitive blah blah blah!

    Then axelrod shot old mitt this tweet:


    You might want to help out ax on twitter, he us getting killed by the trolls for thus tweet!

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