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tuesday

See you all later 😉


154 Responses to “tuesday”


  1. July 19, 2011 at 6:57 am

    I heard on my local news that Norman Siegel a lawyer for 9-11 families has sent a letter requesting an investigation into News Corp. Yes, finally the 9-11 group voices are binding together..

    Can we as a group start writing letters to the FBI and the Justice department stating we want a full investigation of News Corp’s illegal practices in the Unites States..

    • July 19, 2011 at 7:34 am

      I know we are upset with Rachel but here is a link to a piece she has down on Rupert and his “culture of Corruption”.. Laws are being broken by this corporation on a daily basis and we must do our part to speak out against this monopoly… Don’t forget to view the documentary OUTFOXED again..

      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/ns/msnbc_tv-rachel_maddow_show/#43803049

      • 3 ChristiMtl
        July 19, 2011 at 10:07 am

        I tried to watch her last night just to see Elizabeth Warren. Her lead story to that interview was Adam Green’s protest of 12 people, so maybe 5 or 6 were on tape saying the Pres. lost their support and whatnot. I had enough. She knows that Elizabeth Warren is a strong supporter of the President so she had to make sure to put some Adam Green crap to balance it out..

        She is NOT on our side.

        • 4 lisalovesobama
          July 19, 2011 at 11:01 am

          Amen Christi. I’m with you, and I’m not just saying that because I’m against anything Maddcow……. well, yes I am…… but seriously, it’s because of her actions in the past, not because I have this unwavering dislike of her…. well I do, but I liked her before I disliked her and it’s because she was two faced, now she’s just PL faced all the time. Go figure 😕

          • 5 lisalovesobama
            July 19, 2011 at 11:04 am

            To clarify: I disliked her because she was two faced, now the only thing she shows is her PL face which makes me dislike her even more than I thought I could.

        • July 19, 2011 at 1:50 pm

          And if you’ve lost Adam Green then you’ve lost the country. At least that’s what he told me.

        • July 19, 2011 at 2:42 pm

          that’s clearly a case of doing a favor for a friend. She should be smart enough to know that Adam Green is a grifter. Its a scam and shame on her. I don’t care who else she interviewed or what she said, I don’t trust Rachel’s judgement anymore.

        • July 19, 2011 at 4:23 pm

          Boy, I cannot stand that woman. That adam green crap really upset me. I almost threw my shoe at that woman. I sent all of the Green and Hamsher info to all of thehosts on msnbc. Obviously to no avail.

  2. 10 LunarSea
    July 19, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Looks like ChipsChica picked that one to say, “Now don’t y’all go acting up, just because Chipsticks is gone!”

    LOL heading out for the day. Have a blessed day all.

    • July 19, 2011 at 10:51 am

      I agree, Lunar, that’s definitely an “I’m watching YOU” sort of pic, however I don’t think anyone here will mind being under this President’s eyes. Just like Chips to give us a treat and a caution in one package! 🙂

      • 12 lisalovesobama
        July 19, 2011 at 11:09 am

        after last night VC, that “I’m watching you” caption is the one I thought I’d see too. Hehe! Ms. Chips knows that PBO is a great babysitter and will keep us all in line. Brilliant choice Ms. Chips 🙂
        ps- he’s the hottest babysitter I’ve ever had, no complaints here! 😉

        • July 19, 2011 at 11:59 am

          🙂 Chips knows her family, Lisa! Just the eyes and the beginning smile are enough to mesmerize her chicas, 😉 while she knows her chicos are usually controlled except for a little salty language here and there. Smart mother is Ms Chips. Sure hope she is relaxing – the first day away is usually the hardest in my experience (I hate the inconvenience of leaving home).

  3. 14 MoObama
    July 19, 2011 at 7:52 am

    While I was in the bathroom putting cream on my dog’s paws, Rachel Maddow was reporting that 200,000 petitions were delivered to Obama headquarters protesting the president’s decision to cut Medicare/Social Security benefits. What did I miss here? I never heard the president say he was going to cut benefits. What is this stink about?

    • 15 mtmarilyn
      July 19, 2011 at 8:12 am

      Good morning TOD family.

      The President never said he would but Adam Green’s group sent out an email saying he was and we have to fight him so please sign this petition and, oh, please send us money so we can continue to fight the President. His group is a sham. If you.go back to some old diariy that Chips had up. She exposes this fraud along with Jane Hamsher.

    • 16 ber6964
      July 19, 2011 at 9:37 am

      I saw the clip of the group that delivered the petition, the group looked like a tea party group. Older, all pale skinned and whiney!

    • 18 Jennifer
      July 19, 2011 at 10:51 pm

      Probably some of them were Move On’s. I got an invite from them to sign such a petition. Instead, I replied back and asked “Whose side are you on?”

  4. July 19, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Here is a Barack Obama 2012 video I just created for YouTube public domain, to share, post, use as you please …

    Don’t know if I have the right code to embed it, but I’ll give it a try:
    &feature=player_embedded

    I that doesn’t work, go here:

  5. 20 Fred
    July 19, 2011 at 7:54 am

    morning TOD family

    may GOD and the Holy Spirit continue to bless the President;give him good health;patience;courage;strength;may they win that battle against the Teahadists for him and with him

    oh and the President is such an homophobe 🙄

    First Openly Gay Man Confirmed To Federal Bench
    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2011/07/18/272338/first-openly-gay-federal-judge-confirmed/

  6. 26 joyce
    July 19, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Keep up the good work. May God bless this site and the president.

    • 27 HZ
      July 19, 2011 at 4:15 pm

      Thank you Fred for the beautiful prayer for our President and for this site. Hope you are ok. I send lots of angels with hugs from all of us. Have a wonderful day, and I do hope that the heat has lighten up for you there. He is blazing here in CA.

  7. 28 Me4obama
    July 19, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Morning TODers, I have my Popcorn ready to enjoy Rupert being grilled by the parliament. Karma is a bitch baby.

    • July 19, 2011 at 10:35 am

      I’m watching CNN.. and Murdoch’s son seems to do all the talking- he is very smarmy in my opinion… Mr. all innocence- he and papa are just shocked.. shocked by all this. I don’t believe a word coming out of his mouth.

      • 30 desertflower
        July 19, 2011 at 11:29 am

        Absolutely! Lots of talking in circles…talks so much but never says anything…CYA one way conversation. What a farce this joker is. Someone needs to pound on him.

        • July 19, 2011 at 11:35 am

          I don’t think they’re buying his BS.. at least thats the vibe I’m getting. They seem to be tiring of his talking in circles. Unfortunately Rupert Murdoch comes off as less full of crap than his son.

          either way- it sounds as if the evidence against them and their business runnings is too much, too big to allow this to get swept away.

          I read below that Barbara Walters is defending this slimeball. Someone ought to remind her of their innocent victims.. where does she stand in regards to them? But then any friend of Newt Gingrich has questionable morals/standards imo anyway.

          • 32 utaustinliberal
            July 19, 2011 at 12:34 pm

            Rudy Guiliani even tried to defend him b/c they’re friends. The whole mess is just sickening. There is no defense for what they did. None at all.

          • 33 Eleroy
            July 20, 2011 at 1:11 am

            Barbara Walters is only driven by her desire to be associated with wealth and notoriety no matter how sleazy or evil!!!
            The woman is a dirt bag!!! A cold- hearted, selfish, unscrupulous, self-absorbed narcissist!!!
            She will do anything to ingratiate herself to anyone percieved wealthy or influential!! She is scum!!!

            She was pictured a few days ago in the Hamptons with Rupert’s 3rd wife Wendi!!!
            Mercenary relationships like these are Barbara Walters’ forte!!!

      • 34 Eleroy
        July 20, 2011 at 1:15 am

        Worse than smarmy, the guy is a certified arrogant jerk!!!
        But that’s ok, because Karma will bring him to his knees!!!

  8. July 19, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Happy tuesday TOD Family:D

  9. July 19, 2011 at 8:35 am

    From my twitter timeline:

    RT @Florida_Andie: Sharpton to Get MSNBC Show – The Daily Beast http://bit.ly/pMc8NN Yay!! Go Rev Al! #TeamFollowBack #news #politics

    • July 19, 2011 at 8:40 am

      If true it’s great news!!!!!!!!!

    • 38 desertflower
      July 19, 2011 at 8:44 am

      For real???? That’s great news!

    • 39 Fred
      July 19, 2011 at 8:45 am

      hooray for Rev Al getting the show 😀

      thanks a bunch Rock 😉

    • 40 mtmarilyn
      July 19, 2011 at 9:50 am

      That is great news. I might actually watch his show.

    • July 19, 2011 at 10:37 am

      Wow- how about that – excellent news Rock.. I may very well watch tv again- at least for that.

    • July 19, 2011 at 1:27 pm

      A TODer made this comment:

      I sent two emails to MNBC.

      Jeremy Gaines, Vice President, Communications. jeremy.Gaines@nbcuni.com
      and Rebecca Marks, Executive Vice President, Publicity. Rebecca.Marks@nbcuni.com

      I told them that I not only want Al to have the show, and I want Cenk gone. I will not watch their station if all of the hosts do nothing but bash the president. I told them I might as well watch Foxx if that is all msnbc has to offer. At least on on Foxx I get to laugh at their lunacy.
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      I followed up with my own emails supporting Al Sharpton and saying that Hamsher, Green, Huffington, Cenk, Kos, and the like are not real liberals — they are the Tea Party branch of the left out to make money from bashing the President. The President is supported by 80% of Democrats and we want someone that speaks for us like Al Sharpton.

      This is great news!

    • 43 GGail
      July 19, 2011 at 2:49 pm

      Greetings TOD family. I see you all are behaving quite nicely – especially with POTUS keeping an eye on ya! Hey Rock, that’s WONDERFUL news regarding Rev. Al ! We will be sure to support his show 🙂

  10. 44 desertflower
    July 19, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Morning everyone…I might have to go watch Darth Vader get grilled on tv this morning, but I thought I’d peek in here first. That pic that Chips put up surprised me this morning! “YOU BETTER BEHAVE! i’M WATCHING YOU” She certainly has our best interests at heart:)Have a good day everyone…going to check out the grilling now.

  11. 47 ChristiMtl
    July 19, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Good morning people,

    I can’t wait to watch the hearings later on, Murdoch and his son…but apparently they won’t be under oath…….that makes sense, geez.

    Here’s the response of Boehner about the President’s veto threat for Cut Cap and Balance.

    http://www.speaker.gov/Blog/?postid=252551

    I can’t believe how many lies can one say in just 1 minute 24 sec.

    • July 19, 2011 at 9:35 am

      John Boehner is the last person I want to hear from this morning. I know he lies, lies, lies. Plus he is running scare of Eric Cantor, who wants his job. And with those Tea-Party nuts backing he might could get it. So to hell with Boehner.

    • 50 Ladyhawke
      July 19, 2011 at 9:37 am

      If you go to The Last Word website, you will see an interview that Lawrence O’Donnell did with Robert Greenstein of the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities last night. He thoroughly eviscerates the GOP Balanced Budget Amendment. So I doubt if any of the other cable/network stations will bother to invite him on their shows.

      Mr Greenstein makes it clear that their BBA would be a disaster. Their BBA is basically the Paul Ryan plan on steroids with the Grover Norquist no taxes pledge (including no closing of loopholes). They want this as an amendment to the Constitution. This way crippling the government would be sanctioned by law.

      http://thelastword.msnbc.msn.com/

      (The 7/18 broadcast – segment “The cut, cap & balance stunt”

  12. 51 Ladyhawke
    July 19, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Steve Benen has a very sobering update on where things stand with raising the debt ceiling with 14 days to go. The last paragraph is really disturbing. Talk about buyers remorse. Wall Street is learning what we have known for a long time. The Republican Party is full of unhinged, deranged and just plain nuts members. President Obama warned everybody not to give the keys back to the Republicans. They don’t know how to drive.

    WITH 14 DAYS TO GO:

    In the meantime, Wall Street, which has long assumed that this entire charade was pointless posturing, is beginning to wonder if Republicans really are crazy. The longer this takes, and the right-wing members saber-rattle, the greater the likelihood of the markets panicking.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_07/with_14_days_to_go030951.php

    • 52 desertflower
      July 19, 2011 at 9:45 am

      I guess the bigger question is: will they trust these same lunatics in 2012? Will they back them, and send them tons of $$ again? Do they understand that NONE of them have the capacity to think beyond their party and do right by the country? VOTE.VOTE,VOTE. Get rid of these assholes and let’s get down to the serious business of making this country be strong and efficient again.I think the biggest disappointment I have is all the wasted time.All the apathy that happened in 2010, voters sitting out(which I find staggering)and now having to deal with the imbeciles we have now. We have SO much work to do , and this complete waste of time and energy babysitting these no nothings really, really, really…pisses me off.I hope that people get a clue, and fast!

  13. 53 meta
    July 19, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Good morning, TODville!!

    Murdoch up soon. CNN is livestreaming:

    http://live.cnn.com/

    Also, Daily Press Briefing with Jay Carney at 12:30 Eastern, livestreamed at the WH:

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/live/

    • 54 meta
      July 19, 2011 at 9:34 am

      Schedule for today’s NotW inquiry:

      Home Affairs select committee
      7:00E/6:00C/4:00P: Sir Paul Stephenson
      7:45E/6:45C/4:45P: Dick Fedorcio
      8:15E/7:15C/5:15P: John Yates

      Culture, Media and Sport select committee
      9:30E/8:30C/6:30P: Rupert and James Murdoch
      10:30E/9:30C/7:30P: Rebekah Brooks

  14. 55 PoliticalJunkessa
    July 19, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Good Morning TOD Fam.

    I will be checking in to read about any developments re: Murdoch.

    Hope everyone has a great day :mrgreen: !

  15. 56 meta
    July 19, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Son James Murdoch: Hacking is a matter of ‘great regret.’

    Rupert Murdoch: “This is the most humble day of my life.”

    Woe is me.

  16. 57 meta
    July 19, 2011 at 9:52 am

    WOW. For someone in charge of a massive suffocating news organization, Murdoch sure doesn’t know much.

    • 58 mtmarilyn
      July 19, 2011 at 9:56 am

      Don’t we feel sorry for him! The poor man ia having to answer questions in front of the peons. What a downgrade in life. I hope it is forever.

      • 59 meta
        July 19, 2011 at 10:04 am

        This is appalling. The old man is NOT helping his case. And son James thinks he can rescue Pops with his constant interruptions.

        • July 19, 2011 at 10:15 am

          Murdoch is playing the “nut role” as my beloved late mother used to say. Meaning, he’s playing crazy or senile. Too stupid to know what’s going on or give the orders for such evil practices. We know better, Rupert. You are as evil as all get out. And your evil empire is going down.

        • 61 Ladyhawke
          July 19, 2011 at 10:17 am

          Did Murdoch, Sr. just say that he did not take responsibility for what happened at NOW?? That the people he trusted should be blamed?? I’m not sure I hear his response correctly.

          • 62 meta
            July 19, 2011 at 10:19 am

            Yes! He runs an organization for which he is not responsible. What a JERK of the highest order. This is a game to him. I don’t think he’s helping his case with the public WHATSOEVER.

            • 63 dotster
              July 19, 2011 at 11:20 am

              And Barbara Walters is now presenting a sparkling defense case for Murdoch on The View. She feels so sorry for him, he has this whole empire that he built up and he’s 80 years old and he said he didn’t know about any wrongdoing and she knows one of his lawyers and on and on and on. It was pretty sickening.

              • 64 lisalovesobama
                July 19, 2011 at 11:36 am

                well we know what side Babwa Wawa’s bread is buttered on, 🙄 If her audience listens to her knowing what a drudge Faux ‘news’ is, then they are just as dumb as Faux viewers. I’ll never forget seeing a clip of Chump on the view and he was going on about how PBO should show his papers! and the audience cheered. That’s some BS and I wouldn’t watch it, if the cows came home. 😡

            • 65 desertflower
              July 19, 2011 at 11:33 am

              The mere thought that people at the highest levels of this corp did not know what was going on is complete and total bullshit.Everyone knows that whether you actually did the deed, or not, the responsibility ALWAYS falls to you! For them to say Gee, didn’t know” Is a flat out lie.

  17. 66 sjterrid
    July 19, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Good morning TOD family I hope you all have a great day.

  18. July 19, 2011 at 10:40 am

    The hcr law co-ops started yesterday! And the first openly gay man got confirmed by the senate for the federal bench.
    You would think Rachel would have been happy about this???? Nope!

  19. July 19, 2011 at 10:46 am

    PAC MAN eating the Apple 🙂

    Priceless !

    Did you photoshop this yourself ?

  20. 69 meta
    July 19, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Even though PBO has absolutely ruled it out as an option, Bill Clinton is saying that if were he in PBO’s shoes, he would invoke the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling “without hesitation, and force the courts to stop me.”

    You know what? Bill Clinton isn’t our President at the moment so he should respect PBO’s process in this crisis and STHU. This kind of thing is so characteristically self-aggrandizing and it infuriates me.

    • 70 ChristiMtl
      July 19, 2011 at 11:03 am

      Yea it’s easy to act tough now. He’s not the President.

      I will never forget that little video of him asking Paul Ryan to call him.

      Not to be trusted.

      • July 19, 2011 at 11:17 am

        Me neither, Christi. Why can’t he just be quiet and allow President Obama to govern. I don’t remember him being so vocal when Bush was squandering his surplus and running the country into the ground.

        • July 19, 2011 at 1:14 pm

          IMO he has difficulty being quiet because he had been raring to go for his third term in office in 2008 until PBO put the brakes on him. What I’m surprised (not) about is that he still has not been able to accept completely that he is not now in PBO’s shoes. These bouts of him seeking the limelight are so unworthy of him they diminish his stature, or whatever little of it he has left, in my eyes and I suspect in the eyes of others. If you’re not advancing the argument to the good of the country, go away, Bill C!

      • 74 isonprize
        July 19, 2011 at 12:01 pm

        Ummm, Bill needs to go sit down somewhere. For real.

    • 75 dotster
      July 19, 2011 at 11:23 am

      We said the same thing at our house this a.m. Bill Clinton needs to stay away. He’s always trying to step into the forefront every time there are problematic issues. He seems to so need the attention, but he’s not helping and needs to step aside—-it’s past time.

      • July 19, 2011 at 11:43 am

        I agree doster……..it’s like he’s saying hey look at me the great one.

        I wish he would just go sit down and shut up! I would like to remind everyone that Murdoch had a fundraiser for Hillary doing the primaries, and also a good number of Hillary supportes are now on Fox’s payroll.

      • July 19, 2011 at 1:15 pm

        Dotster, I agreed with you above, before seeing your position. 😉

    • 78 lisalovesobama
      July 19, 2011 at 11:48 am

      WTF?!!! Shouldn’t Bill Clinton be off somewhere trying to save someone? What the hell is he doing here trying to put his filthy two cents in where it doesn’t belong? Hasn’t he ever heard the phrase: “no comment.” Why does he always feel the need to stick his huge schnauzer into PBO’s business? It’s like he realizes that PBO is better than him- in ALL ways- and the jealousy just keeps forcing him to attempt to undermine PBO! Hilary needs to put her man on lockdown 🙄
      ps- I mean no disrespect to CGI with my first line, whatever the hell I think of Clinton, I appreciate his efforts in that area, but as an ex- President, maybe he needs to realize that he needs to stay gone, just like the two Bush’s who you don’t hear a peep from because they realize being president is a tough job (no matter if you are a Dem or Repug) with many different ins and outs and after being president, you appreciate the job itself and the people who held it before and after you more. Clinton obviously hasn’t learned this or he wouldn’t always be making waves and sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong. Hilary, handle your man.

      • 79 HZ
        July 19, 2011 at 4:30 pm

        I think that Bil Clinton needs to make his comments in private to President Obama on this issue. I concur, surely Bill Clinton knows what the phrase.”No Comment.” We know that he has the President’s phone number, and surely he can get a conversation with President Obama when it is appropriate. He needs to be reminded that he is NOT the President now. President Barack Obama is. I really feel the same about the little incident that we saw and heard parts of with his conversation in passing with Ryan. I did not like it, and do not like to see him constantly at every opportunity tell the President what to do. Let the President ask him, if he feel the need to contact Bill Clinton. I really do not know why these people feel that they need to give their “What I think he needs/should do is this.” Hell, President is no fool, He is as bright or, in my opinion brighter in many ways than Bill Clinton. Mr. Clinton, shut up please. Thank you.

      • 80 Eleroy
        July 20, 2011 at 1:28 am

        Bill Clinton has been sabotaging and undermining President Obama from the start!!! Covertly and overtly!!!

        Yeah Bill now you’d have everyone believe you would have done exactly what is the popular point of view, if you were still president!!! yea right!!!
        This is the same man who sold this country down the river and now wants to revise history and play hero!!!
        I loathe Bill Clinton!!!

  21. July 19, 2011 at 11:06 am

    If anyone wants to have fun, T-Paw is having a twitter chat today. (Just copying off Pres O.) Maybe we should spam him with questions like “Why did you cut so much of the MN budget so as to allow a bridge to collapse?”

    Here’s the info:

    Tim Pawlenty is delivering a “tweetnote” address for @tweetmyjobs at 12pm ET. Ask him questions & react to his presentation using #Jobs4US.

    • 82 utaustinliberal
      July 19, 2011 at 1:09 pm

      Hahahaha. I’m sure it’ll be attended by him and a party of his imaginary friends.

  22. 83 Fred
    July 19, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Choi slams DOMA hearing witnesses as ‘exclusively white and privileged’ (coming from this racist asswipe insulting the President on a daily basis is fucking rich :roll:)

    http://www.washingtonblade.com/2011/07/18/choi-slams-doma-hearing-witnesses-as-exclusively-white-and-privileged/

    this fucker is really getting on my last nerves thinking he’s MLK 😡
    http://twitter.com/#!/ltdanchoi

  23. 87 Me4obama
    July 19, 2011 at 11:34 am

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/19/opinion/19brooks.html?_r=1

    Well David Brooks is Mad as Hell and he will not take it anymore and that makes be happy that he is mad at Republican 😆 EAT YOUR OOWN.

  24. 88 Me4obama
    July 19, 2011 at 11:36 am

    POOR RuPERT, POOR RUBERT, Go to Hell for bringing poison into the NEWS business.

  25. 89 meta
    July 19, 2011 at 11:56 am

    WHOA! What just happened?

  26. 90 ChristiMtl
    July 19, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Anybody knows what happened? I jumped on my seat.

  27. 92 ChristiMtl
    July 19, 2011 at 11:58 am

    A man tried to punch Murdoch……I think.

  28. 93 ChristiMtl
    July 19, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Man apparently tried to punch Rupert Murdoch. Wendi Murdoch, his wife, appeared to take a swing at attacker.

    • 94 isonprize
      July 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      You can’t make this stuff up!!

    • 97 desertflower
      July 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm

      See above…the brits seem a bit to courteous to me…if it was here, it would probably be something more destructive than a pie to his face.Must have gotten some on his $5 zillion jacket though…it’s off.

  29. 98 Me4obama
    July 19, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Oh ho ho ho. Let the punches come out. Sorry I don’t feell sorry for him and what just happened.

  30. 99 Me4obama
    July 19, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Some threw shaving foam on Murdock ‘s face.

  31. 100 ChristiMtl
    July 19, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Now they’re saying it was a pie. Great, nice way to set the narrative in the news for the next cycle. The most corrupt organization responsible for the rise of the far right in politics,and god knows how many illegal actions they took. nah, not important.

  32. 101 Fred
    July 19, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    should have punched him nice and good in the trap

  33. July 19, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I wouldn’t put it past them to pay someone to have done this- to garner sympathy… it sure seemed to work on the female current questioner.. she sure does seem impressed with Mr. Rupert Murdoch… he’s just evah so brave. BLECH!

    • July 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

      wow she’s just all kinds of helpful.. helping them answer to ‘allegations’ of phone hacking of 911 families. Who is this broad?

      • 106 desertflower
        July 19, 2011 at 12:21 pm

        If they have to answer to 9/11 victims here in the US…it won’t be as “pretty” as this seems to be. Don’t these MP’s get MAD at what these crooks and liars have done to the country??? I’m speechless.

        • July 19, 2011 at 12:27 pm

          The two male MPs before this woman were much less ‘friendly’- yet respectful. This female MP has crossed the line between respectful and adoring imo. She’s awful.. she’s all but answering for him on everything. Pathetic.

          Unfortunately I’m certain this ‘attack’ by the pie or whatever has brought more ’empathy’ into the questioning than it might have been if the attack hadn’t happened. These MPs are seeing an 80 year old frailish man in front of them.

          I do believe if our Justice Dept. chooses to investigate this- they won’t be quite so civilized- hopefully.

          Murdoch now reading his statement… for the second time I think.. man they are basically giving him a format- do they fear him?? God he is a despicable human being.

          • 108 Titti
            July 19, 2011 at 2:16 pm

            the female MP in question is:

            “Tory MP Louise Mensch said it showed “real guts” for the Murdochs to continue answering questions, saying he had been the victim of a “common assault” (from BBC.co.uk)

    • 109 Doris
      July 19, 2011 at 12:45 pm

      Richard Wolfe said that he is a British comedian. He may have been paid.

  34. 111 Ladyhawke
    July 19, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    President Ronald Reagan is the hero of the Republican Party. But they don’t agree with his common sense approach to raising the debt limit.
    With that in mind, the House Democratic Caucus has a new video that uses President Reagan to make their point.

    Dems embrace (and GOP rejects) Reagan

    The House Democratic Caucus unveiled a new video this morning about the need for Congress to do the right thing on the debt ceiling. The clip isn’t exactly what I would have expected.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_07/dems_embrace_and_gop_rejects_r030956.php

  35. 114 ChristiMtl
    July 19, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Sky News identified the man as comedian Jonnie Marbles. Marbles tweeted shortly before the incident: “It is a far better thing that I do now than I have ever done before #splat.”

  36. 117 Me4obama
    July 19, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    No one will feel sorry for him.

  37. 118 desertflower
    July 19, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Karl Rove’s nasty group will launch ads trying to turn Hispanics away from PBO

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/59291.html And Rupert is SO SORRY! I had NO IDEA! We’ll fix it! Holy crap, I hope they’re not sucked into the abyss.

    • 119 lmrj
      July 19, 2011 at 2:05 pm

      Well, it won’t work! Remember the names Sonia Sotomayor and Ken Salazar? PLUS major Hispanic stars AND leaders support PBO! ALSO… I don’t think they’re going to forget his trip to Puerto Rico… the first visit of a sitting President since 1961!

      • July 19, 2011 at 5:12 pm

        I concur, lmrj. President Obama appointed in his first year 43 Hispanics. GW in his first year appointed 34, and Bill Clinton in his first year appointed 30. President Obama has been consistent in his support to be very diverse and current with the times of the rising of this particular group to be open and very supported to them. The senate confirmed 43 Hispanics nominated by President Obama to serve in top levels, including 2 Cabinet secretaries. Plus, President Obama has 26 Hispanics for WhiteHouse staff jobs which is more than any of his predecessors. As a WH senior aide said, “None of these people have been chosen for their position for any reason other than they were the best person available for that position.” Luis Maranda. I feel that there will be even more in his second term. We really need to win back the House, and get more in the Senate, so that the President can get even more of his nomination confirmed of diverse, highly qualified people. He will continue to do so, and we will make sure by re-electing President Barack H. Obama.

    • July 19, 2011 at 4:41 pm

      Karl Rove is evil, and he will see karma coming to visit him also. It is not kind and fair politics when you have a Karl Rove who has hurt many peoples lives in his line of work in and out of the Whitehouse when he was there. I have NO respect for the likes of Karl Rove. You really have to pay close attention to your actions and how those actions will affect others lives. But Karl Rove seems to think that he is above the law. I often wonder where is his conscience. I think that the actions that have been seen by him are ugly, hateful and evil. But he will not win against this President.

  38. 123 mtmarilyn
    July 19, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    From what I understand Murdoch and his son spent 3 hours saying they didn’t know anything. They trusted people and these people were wrong. What about the “buck stops here” they take no responsibility. What is it the repubs say all the time, “why don’t they take personal responsibility for there problems. Karma is a bitch.

    • 124 utaustinliberal
      July 19, 2011 at 1:15 pm

      Exactly. How the hell can you run a company and not know the ins and outs. It was disgusting watching Rupert Murdoch take long long pauses before answering and then pretending he was senile “Could you repeat the question” “I don’t understand what you’re asking” “Could you rephrase that question” “James will know more about this than I.” I mean c’mon. Even watching Rebekah Brooks try to plead ignorance is sickening. How the hell can you be a top executive in management and not know that hacking was occuring, cops were being bribed and the like. I hope they all go down in flames!

      • 125 Eleroy
        July 20, 2011 at 1:39 am

        The best acting ever and the most pathetic attempt at playing at being old by a mercenary, wily, not too old to marry a woman 50 years his junior bastard!!!

  39. July 19, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    New ABC/WaPo poll out showing President Obama tops GOP on issues of helping middle class, small business. Repubs and their embrace of loony tea party ideology are going down.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/behind-the-numbers/post/obama-tops-gop-on-helping-middle-class-also-has-edge-on-small-business/2011/07/12/gIQAtdQuNI_blog.html?tid=sm_twitter_washingtonpost

  40. July 19, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    YAHOO for Indiana! I’m a Hoosier and so glad to hear this!!!!

    http://www.indystar.com/article/20110719/NEWS05/107190338/Indiana-gives-more-Obama-than-GOP

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has raised more Hoosier dollars for his re-election campaign than all of his potential Republican rivals combined, according to recent disclosure reports.

    Obama raised $154,196 in contributions of $201 or more from Hoosiers through June, according to the Federal Election Commission. Donors who gave $200 or less do not have to be identified.

    The eight Republicans with presidential fundraising campaigns raised $121,578 in large-dollar contributions from Hoosiers.

    In 2008, Obama raised $4.35 million from Hoosiers, more than twice the amount GOP Sen. John McCain raised from Indiana.

    Obama narrowly carried Indiana in 2008 with 49.9 percent of the vote, becoming the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Indiana in more than 40 years.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    We have an excellent Democrat running for Governor and Joe Donnelly, a Blue Dog who won his seat again as a representative in the 2010 elections, running for Lugar’s senate seat.

    Go Democrats!!!

    • 128 isonprize
      July 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm

      But the blue dog Dem… How is he voting? Is he supportive or is he a DINO – Dem in name only?

      • July 19, 2011 at 1:25 pm

        Hey isonprize. He voted for health care reform, DADT repeal, stimulus, every PBO legislation.

        • 130 isonprize
          July 19, 2011 at 2:47 pm

          okay, cool. It’s just sometimes, you can’t trust anybody these days. Folks need to have some back bone and stand up for their not only their own beliefs but also the people who stand to be impacted by the things they decide. If ever there is a time to have some backbone, NOW IS THAT TIME for Democrats.

      • 131 lisalovesobama
        July 19, 2011 at 2:35 pm

        IMO, I don’t care if they are Blue dogs. The more blue we have in congress- even if it’s more purple than blue- the less red there will be.

    • 132 isonprize
      July 19, 2011 at 1:23 pm

      Which also means you guys will get to see Pres. Obama when the campaign really ramps up!! Go Dems! Go Hoosiers!!

      Why are they called Hoosiers anyway??

  41. July 19, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    On twitter, Pres Obama to make statement at top of press briefing at 1:30 Why am I nervous?

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/live

  42. 134 utaustinliberal
    July 19, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Heads up PBO is going to make a statement before the press briefing begins at 1:30pmEST/12:30pmCST/10:30pmPST

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/live

  43. 135 Ladyhawke
    July 19, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    With just 14 days to go, this is just blowing my mind. We’ll find out more soon enough.

    Reconstituted Gang of Six causes a stir

    By Steve Benen

    Remember the Gang of Six? Well, apparently they’re back, and they’re generating quite a bit of attention this morning with their nearly-finalized debt-reduction plan.

    Democratic and Republican senators are rallying behind a $3.7 trillion deficit reduction plan unveiled Tuesday morning by the five remaining members of the Gang of Six.

    Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), who pulled out of the Gang of Six in May, has rejoined the group and praised the plan as something that could win the 60 votes needed to pass the Senate.

    I have not yet seen any of the details, but the plan would reportedly produce $3.7 trillion in savings over the next decade, including $1 trillion in new revenue by scrapping a series of tax breaks and tax expenditures.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_07/reconstituted_gang_of_six_caus030958.php#

    • 136 utaustinliberal
      July 19, 2011 at 1:42 pm

      Thanks for this LadyHawke. Hopefully more progress can be made and the House GOP can begin acting like adults. it’s a long shot hope, but hey, hope is never foolish. 😉

  44. July 19, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    The president is coming on in a few minutes. For what??? Anyone?

  45. 138 isonprize
    July 19, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I’ve got the whitehouse site up, but I got nothin….

  46. July 19, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/148562/Americans-Including-Republicans-Debt-Compromise.aspx

    July 18, 2011
    Americans, Including Republicans, Want Debt Compromise
    But Americans also worry that such a plan might not include major spending cuts
    by Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, NJ — Two-thirds of Americans would like government officials to agree to a compromise plan on the debt and budget deficit negotiations now underway. Fewer than 3 in 10 want lawmakers who share their views on the debt and budget deficit to hold out for their desired plan. A majority of Republicans, independents, and Democrats favor reaching a compromise.

  47. 140 isonprize
    July 19, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Here is it on CNN. White House link needs to step up the game…

    http://www.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=stream1

  48. 141 Me4obama
    July 19, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Again My President is ahead of his game.

  49. 142 isonprize
    July 19, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Jake Tapper is a rude tool. Who pays him off to ask the same question over and over again? How many times does he need to get slapped up side the head??

  50. July 19, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Troubles That Money Can’t Dispel

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/18/business/media/for-news-corporation-troubles-that-money-cant-dispel.html?_r=1

    “Bury your mistakes,” Rupert Murdoch is fond of saying. But some mistakes don’t stay buried, no matter how much money you throw at them.

    Time and again in the United States and elsewhere, Mr. Murdoch’s News Corporation has used blunt force spending to skate past judgment, agreeing to payments to settle legal cases and, undoubtedly more important, silence its critics. In the case of News America Marketing, its obscure but profitable in-store and newspaper insert marketing business, the News Corporation has paid out about $655 million to make embarrassing charges of corporate espionage and anticompetitive behavior go away.
    ….
    In 2009, a federal case in New Jersey brought by a company called Floorgraphics went to trial, accusing News America of, wait for it, hacking its way into Floorgraphics’s password protected computer system.

    The complaint summed up the ethos of News America nicely, saying it had “illegally accessed plaintiff’s computer system and obtained proprietary information” and “disseminated false, misleading and malicious information about the plaintiff.”.
    ….

    • July 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm

      http://money.cnn.com/2007/07/19/news/companies/newsamerica.fortune/index.htm

      ….
      In the largest of the suits, Valassis Communications (Charts), the company’s biggest rival in inserts, is suing for $1.5 billion. It claims that News America gained share by forcing its packaged-goods customers to sign long-term insert contracts or risk huge price increases on their in-store advertising displays. Another competitor, Floorgraphics, alleges that News America CEO and chairman Paul Carlucci, who sits on News Corp.’s executive committee, vowed in 1999 to “destroy” the company.

      It says News America then began a campaign to coerce retailers to stop doing business with Floorgraphics.
      …..

      But now there may be a smoking gun in the form of an ex-employee who is alleging unsavory conduct on the part of his erstwhile employer. Robert Emmel, a former account manager who worked in in-store marketing, was fired late last year; a few months later, after Floorgraphics subpoenaed him as part of its lawsuit, Emmel revealed he had kept a copy of his computer hard drive because, he said in a deposition, he “had some concerns about some of the business practices that News America had engaged in.” Just what is on those disks is still unknown, but News America isn’t taking any chances: In April the company sued Emmel personally, alleging, among other things, breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets. Emmel countersued under Georgia’s RICO statute.

  51. 146 Fred
    July 19, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    it’s on now 😆 go get ’em Holder 😆

    Holder: Justice Department investigating News Corp. hacking scandal
    http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/172205-justice-department-investigating-news-corp

  52. July 19, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Thank You wonderful TODers for the up to the minute reporting,
    Well I must get back to work.

    Check ya later!

  53. 148 isonprize
    July 19, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I’m LOVING this Jay Carney! He has the patience of a saint!!! Now, I love me some Joey,but since Jay worked for Joey, this has GOT to be a breeze!! 😉 😉 8) 8)

    He drops the hammer when he needs to! Q: “How come there’s not a hard date? Jay’s A: “Why?!? That supposes that we would estimate how long it takes for these adults to work. They know how long they take! ” or words to those effects.

    LOVE HIM!! He does Pres. Obama proud!! Folks keep underestimating Pres. Barack Obama. They underestimate him at their own peril.

  54. 149 isonprize
    July 19, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I so like that the phrase “maintain the full faith and credit of the United States” keeps being used by Jay Carney and by Pres. Obama. For those who claim to love the Constitution, they can’t make an argument that this President is not upholding the Constitution of the United States of America.

  55. 150 Debz
    July 19, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Hi every one. I missed PBO what did he say?

  56. 151 Fred
    July 19, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    such an homophobe 🙄 😉

    President Obama Endorses DOMA Repeal Bill
    President Obama Endorses DOMA Repeal Bill – Historic Hearing Tomorrow

    By Michael Cole-Schwartz
    July 19th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Today at a White House news conference, Press Secretary Jay Carney announced President Obama’s support for the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill to repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act that denies federal recognition to legally married same-sex couples. The bill will be the subject of a historic hearing tomorrow morning before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

    Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese, who will himself be testifying tomorrow in favor of the bill, released the following statement:

    http://www.hrcbackstory.org/2011/07/pres…-tomorrow/

    http://democratsforprogress.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=7416

    someone tweet this to this moron Dan Choi so that he can quit lying about the President “hating” him for just 1 day 🙄

    • 152 lisalovesobama
      July 19, 2011 at 3:50 pm

      Nope, Choi and hte Maddcow are going to say: “this prez doesn’t believe in this but we forced him so now he’s endorsing DOMA repeal to get our votes in 2012…. but we will not forget the fact that he does not support equal right.”—-Hiss, boo, shame!!! ‘He’s a so-called democrat, he’s black and he doesn’t believe in equal rights! Let’s primary him!!!’

      I got this statement from the comments section of a blog. It’s supposedly GOPROUD’s response to PBO’s backing of DOMA repeal:

      “Despite a debt crisis that could ruin America’s financial structure, Mr. Obama chooses to spend his time pandering to a small minority seeking special rights. While he should focus on reducing the nation’s crushing debt caused by entitlement programs for those unwilling to work, instead he chooses to oppose a law supported by most Americans that was passed by Congress and signed by a Democrat president. Obama should be more concerned with the nation’s financial health than trying to bolster his re-election prospects.”

      Taken from:
      http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2011/07/obama-endorses-doma-repeal-bill.html

      ps- GOPROUD- what mofo idiots :roll:— I bet they’d sell their grannies up the river to just sit at the feet of the Greed Over People party 🙄

    • July 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm

      Dan Choi is someone with some mental issues and till he gets help he will always be the sick bastard that he is.

  57. 154 isonprize
    July 19, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Who makes of the “Gang of Six/Seven” to quote Jay Carney?


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