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joan? get well soon – that’s an order!

I hope she won’t mind me passing this on, but our beloved pal Joan has been suffering from some ill-health recently – I just wanted to let you all know so you could pass on your love and best wishes.

You know Joan, though – her indestructible spirit will have her back to 100% any day soon.

Love ya Joan, look after yourself.


148 Responses to “joan? get well soon – that’s an order!”


  1. July 30, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Joan, I’m keeping you In my prayers and thoughts. take care, and rest yourself 🙂

  2. 2 cuphalffull
    July 30, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Joan, please take good care of yourself so you will be feeling better very soon. Holding you in the Light.

  3. 3 joyce
    July 30, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Get well soon

  4. July 30, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Please get well soon Joan.

  5. July 30, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Peace and love. Get well soon, Joan.

  6. 6 Fred
    July 30, 2011 at 8:59 am

    may God heal;bless and protect you Joan. Get well soon

  7. 8 Tulips
    July 30, 2011 at 9:11 am

    GEt well soon take time for self. Thats a order

  8. 9 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    July 30, 2011 at 9:27 am

    BLESSINGS TO YOU JOAN,MAY THE LORD’S HEALING HANDS EMBRACE YOU.

  9. July 30, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Joan, get well soon because this diary needs you..

  10. July 30, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Get well soon Joan…

  11. 13 Blue
    July 30, 2011 at 9:49 am

    What would our President do, without your love and support? Get well soon, and may God put his hands upon you, and heal you. God bless!

  12. 14 utaustinliberal
    July 30, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Hey Joan, wherever you are, you’ve heard the order from Chipsticks and the TOD family. So pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease GET WELL SOON because WE NEED YOU. 🙂

  13. 16 ML
    July 30, 2011 at 10:05 am

    God bless you, Joan.

  14. 17 Sue in Minnesota
    July 30, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Joan please remind yourself often of your fellow Todder’s holding you in their thoughts, their prayers and their hearts. Be strong, you are loved.

  15. 18 Anonymous
    July 30, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Get well soon Joan! We are all pulling for you.

  16. 19 Betty's Girl
    July 30, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Get well soon Joan! We are all pulling for you.

  17. July 30, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Praying for you, Joan. Get well soon.

  18. 21 GGail
    July 30, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Joan, sending thoughts and prayers to you for a speedy recovery. Get Well Soon! 🙂 Thanks Chipsticks!

  19. July 30, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Good morning, TODers. Wasn’t around much yesterday because I’m getting ready for the House Party I’m hosting to help PBO celebrate his 50th birthday. But I was able to get on twitter through my phone while I was running around to respond to his call to arms. I know we’ve all had a rough week because of the rethugs and their lackey media. I found an article I wanted to pass along that cheered me up. Immoral Minority website posted an analysis of where PBO stands against the R candidate. Bottom line: they got nothing. He still leads all those idiots.

    That’s why they have to manufacture this garbage and keep trying to tank the economy. But I believe the American people are smart and can see what these despicable people are doing.

    Anyway the article is an analysis of the polls by Real Clear Politics. Shows not one R candidate has a chance against PBO.

    In a side by side match up with each of the potential Republican Presidential candidates for 2012, essentially Obama eats their lunch for them according to Real Clear Politics.

    http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.com/2011/07/despite-rhetoric-coming-from-gop-not.html

    • 23 Sue in Minnesota
      July 30, 2011 at 1:38 pm

      Proud…I saw that as well…..and smiled broadly. It is nice to live in the real world.

      Good luck with your party. I am joining the celebration here locally. It will be my first OFA encounter, and I am really excited about opportunities to become fully engaged. Everyone join in, find a party in your area, and raise a toast to our esteemed and beloved President.
      I hope his Mom and Grandparents have a veiw from up above, we have them to be grateful for as well.

      The other night my doorbell rang, looking frightful as is my norm I opened the door to a college activist. Fisrt thing he said past hello, was I love your tee-shirt and we automatically gave each other a fist bump. We both gave Barack Hussein Obama rave reveiws. Made my day.

  20. July 30, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Jonathan Capehart wrote a nice rebuttal to ugly Peggy Noonan’s ugly screed against the President. Worth the read:

    Jonathan quotes a friend’s reaction to Noonan’s ugly piece:

    “Don’t believe her!
    I LOVE the guy, and I LOVE the family.
    Instinctively. I connect to him like I have never connected with any politician EVER before . . . here or in Italy.
    The man could be my friend. He speaks my language, he is smart, he is funny. I could hang out with him any time. I feel I would talk to him or share my life with him like he was you, or Marques, or Willie, or Maurice or ada!
    I guess Noonan doesn’t know nobody like us! Or more simply she is just practicing the most popular sport among conservatives. . . . which is ganging up on him . . . cause he is too smart, real and genuine in a way that they could never be .. . .because they live in another reality, one that is shrinking up around them.
    It’s time for these people to start realizing that this country and this world do not revolve around them and that they DEFINITELY are NOT the future of this country! And what they believe in and want will matter less and less, it’s just a matter of time. ”

    I sent Jonathan a thank-you tweet for writing such a beautiful piece.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/post/peggy-noonan-wrong-to-call-obama-a-loser-or-not-loved/2011/03/04/gIQANC0vhI_blog.html

    • July 30, 2011 at 10:34 am

      Wow Jonathan’s friend speaks the way I feel- that is how I see President Obama and his family too.. and we could as easily add VP Joe and Jill Biden to that also.

      I haven’t read Noonan’s drivel and won’t as I can’t stand her and believe her to be the most dishonest piece of trash in her comments on POTUS.. there is no doubt in my mind she is as bigoted person as there is out there and writes directly from that perspective.

      Good on Jonathan for writing such honesty. thanks Proud 🙂

    • July 30, 2011 at 11:45 am

      Thank you, thank you, thank you, we must asnwer these racists people like that woman Noonan, Halperin, and others..

    • 30 desertflower
      July 30, 2011 at 11:46 am

      I wish Jonathan would have gone even further with that, but…we have to consider the source as far as “the ugly”. It’s Peggy Noonan! She’s wretched on ANY level! In excusable for her to write such a thing, but hey,it’s the red meat…they have no “real” reason for their collective insanity so they resort to this BS…once again, the rhetoric doesn’t match the facts….which brings me to my idea.
      What do you all think of starting our own YouTube channel? I put the thought out there last night, but all of you had long before gone to bed or signed off for the night. We could do this! We need to be the ones that take this to the people…we can think of topics to cover about what is really going on in our country and how it is that the American people got dooped and hoodwinked into voting for these nuts that no more love America than I want to cut both my legs off!! We have to control the message and get the truth out there…kids don’t watch the news:) Make them go viral…it could be the civics lessons they never had…OR paid any attention to! When I hear idiots say things like “where’s PBO proposal?” “Where’s HIS bill?” Are they kidding me?? I heard that from a staffer the other day when I called one of my nutjob reps! Here they are, working in government, AND THEY HAVE NO IDEA HOW GOVT WORKS! So many topics we could cover and explain in ways that people would understand.. dependiing on the seriousness of the topic, we could get creative. I don’t mean creative about the facts (not ok..we have MORE than enough of that to go around) I mean creative in presentation.
      I’m very tech challenged..hell, I can’t even figure out how to post the actually video on a site…but someone in our big extended family here must know how we can do this project together…really make a difference. We can do positive news, and we can show how we got to this place by talking about who’s really behind those baggers, what their real agenda for this country is, how people got taken advantage of in the last election,so, so many topics to cover. We can brainstorm ideas together and have collective input. It takes a village:)
      We can’t wait for the MSM to come to their senses and practice real journalism. Not going to happen. They won’t teach a civics class on how govt works because they shouldn’t have to…we need to point to all the hypocricy and lies and “inconsistencies” shall we say….like Joe Walsh, telling the President he’s a liar and why he thinks so…well, as America now knows, Joe is a hypocrite of exponential proportions! There are plenty examples with others that I can think of right off the bat. Follow the $$$$…that’s A LOT of YouTubes!! What do you say? We have to be the ones to control our own destiny….we are the ones we’re been waiting for. I know we can do this….comments??? Thoughts?

      • July 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm

        DF, I agree. I have long been suggesting that we do similar thing. We have to challenge the media. I know people have varying ideas — some may not want to respond to every thing they do, but I do everday via e-mails when I see whait I think is a lie, a distortion etc.

        I think a channel as such coming directly from this president’s supporters will go a long way. For this woman to write such a thing and not get pushed back is just glaring.

        When Noonan talks about the fact that no one loves President Obama, those of who care about this president know it is a fallacy. This makes her a liar and a provocateur. Even as she claims he is not the devil or there is no mystique about him, she wants exactly to say what some of the teaparty folks say about him, that he is the anti-christ, socialist, you name it. She so wants to call him the “N” word, but she knows it will deny her a place at the table for openly saying so.

        Perhaps we need to compile a video of the throngs of people who stretch their hands out just to touch PBO everytime he attends a gathering and send it to Noonan.

        Make no mistake. Many of the people in the media are worse than the Teaparty. At least the teaparty tell you straight up they hate PBO. These people hide behind their intellectual platforms using inflammatory words to do just enough but not go the full monty.

        She can kiss my RABA.

      • 43 Anna Luc
        July 30, 2011 at 2:23 pm

        I think it is worth a shot. Though I think such a channel needs to have it’s own clear mission. Just being reactive would be too depressing. I think getting out in front of complex and obscure issues like the debt ceiling would be good, a spoof on the School House Rock video on how a bill becomes law would still be fun.

    • July 30, 2011 at 12:13 pm

      Thankfully, Capehart has the guts to stand up for this president. Peggy Noonan claims that no bother loves president Obama:

      “This is amazing because every president has people who love him, who feel deep personal affection or connection, who have a stubborn, even beautiful refusal to let what they know are just criticisms affect their feelings of regard. At the height of Bill Clinton’s troubles there were always people who’d say, “Look, I love the guy.” They’d often be smiling — a wry smile, a shrugging smile. Nobody smiles when they talk about Mr. Obama. There were people who loved George W. Bush when he was at his most unpopular, and they meant it and would say it. But people aren’t that way about Mr. Obama. He has supporters and bundlers and contributors, he has voters, he may win. But his support is grim support.”

      How about we show Noonan. Remember when BWD that that “Grateful” piece on her site. How about we encourage people starting here to write why they love our prez. When we get enough of it as BWD did, we send it not only to Noonan, but we literally choose one day and bombard the press with it — every one of them. Call them a damn liar. I am so sick and tired of these ignoramuses.

      Me, I love Obama because, he has been a steady, consistent honest man, who tries to do the best for this country, despite the unprecedented road blocks he has faced from the opposition, and the disrespect he has seen from not only Peggy Noonan, but so many in the press. Those of us who love him, we don’t ask why nobody love President Obama. On the contrary, we ask, why do you all hate him so much? Could it be that he is intelligent, his willingness to do the right thing, his love for his beautiful family or his refusal to be pulled by a string, and thus have people pretend to love because they want to be loved? I love President Obama because he is a genuine and compassionate man, who is devoted to his family and this country.

      • July 30, 2011 at 12:45 pm

        Or those of us who can and do tweet can set up a hash tag: #ILoveObamabc and have it trend(send to BWD and PBO’s over 9 million followers so they can add their two cents about why they love PBO) then forward it to Naggy Noonan? and CNN for good meseasure since they were saying PBO has lost followers on twitter.

        • 46 Sue in Minnesota
          July 30, 2011 at 1:54 pm

          I think the tweet bomb would be potent. Someone tell Peggy Noonan she is seriously delusional. Ask her how many will attend her birthday party…..millions always celebrate those they can barely tolerate. I had read elsewhere that she, like Boehner, requires alcohol fortification, in clearer words she is a drunk.

    • 47 Sue in Minnesota
      July 30, 2011 at 1:23 pm

      So righteous and true. Amen to this.

      Peggy Noonan is a floozy with a daddy complex for a dead President. One that wasn’t really ‘all that.’ in fact with his altzimers he wasn’t even all here. She is the loser, I suggest she look in her mirror.

  21. 48 isonprize
    July 30, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Joan, Get better. We need all the sane people we can muster!!

  22. July 30, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Best wishes Joan for a very speedy recovery- take care of yourself please~ Thank you Chips for lettting us know.

  23. July 30, 2011 at 10:38 am

    For those who tweet, someone started a #supportthepresident hash tag. Please help keep it going.

  24. 52 Bobfr
    July 30, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Wishing you a speedy recovery, Joan. All the best.

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

  25. 53 EDP4BHO
    July 30, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Dear Joan,

    May God speed your recovery. Stay strong and persevere…..PBO needs you 😀

  26. 54 P
    July 30, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Oh no! Joan we wish you a speedy recovery! Keep fighting on and with good prayers I know you will be strong as ever. Praying for you love.

  27. 55 Mae who love our CIC
    July 30, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Joan by Jesus stripes you are healed. Hope you are feeling like your usual self soon.

  28. 56 Debz
    July 30, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Joan, please take care and get well soon.

  29. 57 Joy (Barbados)
    July 30, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Hi Joan,

    I have missed your insightful comments. Please take care and get well soon.

  30. 58 PoliticalJunkessa
    July 30, 2011 at 10:58 am

    I don’t know if we’ve ever “met”, joan, but you’re part of the TOD Family and that’s enough for me…..GET WELL SOON! 😛

  31. July 30, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Joan, sending you healing energy…Get Well Soon.

  32. 62 desertflower
    July 30, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Feel better soon, Joan:)

  33. 63 Regster
    July 30, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Joan,

    As Chips said, “Get well soon!” Can’t wait to see you back here at full strength…we need all the help we can get to combat the crazy!! So rest up and get ready to send Obama/Biden back in 2012 along with more PROGRESSIVE Senators and take back the House by a HUGE amount and the Governorships and state legislatures!!! Our lives are at stake!!

    See you soon and feel better!!! 🙂

  34. 64 utaustinliberal
    July 30, 2011 at 11:38 am

    For people feeling down or downtrodden today, there is a hashtag #isupportthepresident that is being used on twitter right now. So if you tweet, please use it to make it trend. For people who don’t tweet, I’ve provided a link of the nice and sweet things people are saying and the unwavering support many people have for President Obama. 🙂

    http://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/%23isupportthepresident

  35. July 30, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Joan let me join the rest of everyone else in their well wishes for you. May the good Lord be with you.

  36. 69 sam uk obama supporter
    July 30, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Joan, sending you get well soon wishes, you are such a valued part of the TOD family and we miss you.

  37. 70 M
    July 30, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Beautiful healthful wishes to you Joan!

  38. 71 CTGirl
    July 30, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Joan, get well soon .. Sending a virtual hug your way !

  39. July 30, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Joan, wishing you a speedy recovery. May God bless and keep you. Get well soon.

  40. 73 Doris
    July 30, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Get well soon honey, we love you and will keep you in our prayers.

  41. 74 desertflower
    July 30, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Can’t find if I posted this here,,,,poem for the day.Anthem for life!
    http://www.breakoutofthebox.com/strongwomen.htm

  42. 75 hgerhard
    July 30, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Joan get well soon – you are missed. We will all keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  43. 76 Obama Grandmama
    July 30, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Joan,
    We all need you to take care of yourself so you can get well and get back to us. We need to keep coming up with ideas to act upon to help our President be able to help us and to combat the lies. You need to put your own oxygen mask on first (airline instructions) before you start helping those around you. Those of us here send prayers or positive thoughts your way. Get well quickly.

    • 78 Debz
      July 30, 2011 at 1:16 pm

      I really hope this isn’t true. I remember him saying he would be willing to extend the debt limit temporarily if there was legislation ready to be voted on, but it’s a little early in the game for him to be saying this now. I’ll just assume for now this is from one of the usual “anonymous” sources. Right now he should be putting pressure on Congress to get this don ASAP, not giving them an out.

    • 82 halo.
      July 30, 2011 at 2:21 pm

      That’s sad, if true. PBO needs to STAND UP and STOP THESE ECONOMIC HOSTAGE TAKERS.

  44. 89 Kasai
    July 30, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Get well soon Joan…Prayers and best wishes are in order.

    Much Love

  45. 90 Doris
    July 30, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Harry Reid on cspan.

    • 91 Tally
      July 30, 2011 at 1:14 pm

      OOOH! What’s he saying???? (I can’t turn the Celtic game off without causing some serious anger….) 😥

      • 92 Doris
        July 30, 2011 at 1:17 pm

        Let me try and find the video Tally. He was calling out the Repugs.

        • 93 Doris
          July 30, 2011 at 1:19 pm

          I’m not good at relaying back comments. My brain is too old. 😀 Come to think of it, the vid probably won’t be up for a while. McConnell is speaking now. He’s on mute. They will probably go back and forth. It’s going to be a long weekend.

        • 94 HZ
          July 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm

          Good Morning TOD Family.. Harry is talking it straight. McConnell is stalling. McConnell is so evil. Pray for this evil to be removed and we move forward. Durbin is speaking now.

  46. 95 Tally
    July 30, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    JOAN!

    Princess Potty Mouth Cassandra the Shaman says – Healing is happening with all this amazing energy around you!!!

    Candles lit! Sage burnt! Candy sacrificed! 😆

    And remember – OBAMA’S GOT THIS!!!
    😀 😀 😀

  47. 96 HZ
    July 30, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Joan, please know that you are loved by this family. And from that huge vase of precious fragrances of thoughts, prayers, quiet moments of asking for healing, protection, and a sweet balm of God’s grace be granted to you as you do all that is within your power to receive a wonderful recovery. I send you a big hug wrapped in my thoughts and prayers for you to Get Well Very Soon. Relax and keep good thoughts and people around you. God bless you, Joan, and I send my love along this morning. Hugs coming your way.HZ

  48. 97 Kasai
    July 30, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Well….what is he supposed to do? If he didn’t take any actions, including extension, they would have blame him for default, I would rather he take an extension, than the 14th Amend. He has no time, the GOP planned this all along. at least during and extension, he can work something out, and hopefully has more leverage to negotiate other issues.

  49. 98 Tally
    July 30, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    just saw this on twitter: #ISupportthePresident

    Let’s trend it!

  50. 103 Tally
    July 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Maybe people will wake up soon:

    Stocks: Worst week in 2011

    http://money.cnn.com/2011/07/29/markets/markets_newyork/index.htm?hpt=hp_t2

  51. July 30, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Senator Durbin is speaking and is telling the truth. He corrected Sen. McConnell about lying on the President.

  52. July 30, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Senator Levin is breaking these awful people donw with his remarks .

  53. July 30, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Senator Patrick Leahy is speaking now. I hope people are watching this. The Dems are exposing these people.

  54. 107 Valerie
    July 30, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Hi everyone
    I wanted to share a conversation I had with my cousin last week. She told me that she and a group of her neighbors (living in Virginia) were upset at the treatment of the president and the way the debt debate is going. They decided to show their support for the president by putting their Obama signs out in their yards. They don’t have 2012 Obama signs, but they are putting up whatever they have in the yards and in the windows. I have been passing on this information to everyone I know…Just wanted to share… Have a great day 

  55. 109 Tally
    July 30, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Hoyer is on fire!

  56. 110 Tally
    July 30, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    I posted this earlier on the twitter thread on BWD:
    http://blackwaterdog.wordpress.com/2011/07/30/isupportthepresident

    TWITTER IS A PIECE OF CAKE, and we NEED YOU.

    If you can handle this site, you can handle twitter. Please get on board, and stop asking others to do it for you.

    Many hands make light work – and are MANY HANDS.

    It’s time to get fired up and get involved. LET’S GO!

    https://twitter.com/about

    Seriously. Yesterday PBO asked us to call, fax, email, and TWEET our reps – then proceeded to PROVIDE US EVERY REP’s Twitter handle to make it EASY. Well, the TWITTERVERSE EXPLODED.

    Think how much BIGGER that explosion would be if joined the fight.

    Your POTUS asked you for service – it’s time! NIKE UP ALREADY!!!

    • 111 Sue in Minnesota
      July 30, 2011 at 2:16 pm

      Wow, watching the house debate….if I could I would be standing outside their doors as they speak. We need to get in their face in everyway possible, I will get my twitter education now.

  57. 112 dun
    July 30, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    The News Media is destroying this wonderful country, They are the reason Bush got away with an Illegal war and thousand of our woman and men are dead..Which they care nothing about, They don’t even mention the dead coming home..Now they are trying to bring down our Government with the help of the Republican and if we don’t united they will succeed. If you are looking for the anti-Christ, just turn on the Media. It’s not a person, it an organization which is the Media. The British are take control of their evil demon I suspect we need to do the same.

  58. 113 Kasai
    July 30, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Senate Republicans say will block Reid debt bill http://t.co/xxvEhvb

    • 114 Tally
      July 30, 2011 at 2:16 pm

      I hope they do. ANY cuts right now will make the economy worse.

      CLEAN FRAKKING BILL.

      • July 30, 2011 at 3:20 pm

        I think it’s going that way Tally especially after hearing McConnell wants The President in on the negotiations. In a twisted way Senate Republicans might be doing Dems a huge favor.

  59. 116 Mary Gray
    July 30, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Best of days on the road to recovery. Holler here if you need help.

  60. 117 GGail
    July 30, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Sen. Jeff Sessions, R, from Alabama is on c span2. He speaks Boehner speak. He said the extension thru 2012 is all about the President. (He fails to see that it will HELP THE ECONOMY)! tweeters get your thumbs to working!

    • July 30, 2011 at 2:36 pm

      I can’t stand that little weasel, Jeff Sessions.

      • 119 Sue in Minnesota
        July 30, 2011 at 5:48 pm

        When I see and hear him I can only think of a white hood. The guy really tweaks my gut….he gives me an instinctually bad reaction.

    • 120 57andFemale
      July 30, 2011 at 2:54 pm

      And short extensions are ALL about the President to Sessions and the evil cabal — it’s about NOT reelecting Obama . If a little financial crisis can help them, well have at it.

      Loathe them. With a purple passion, I loathe every last one of them.

  61. 122 Kasai
    July 30, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Wow…This Country in trouble, in today society 2011. We still experience this type of hate
    It is so deep rooted that no matter what good he does for this country…I strongly believe that even though a majority voted for this man, America has allowed for the small numbers to have more power,,,,As we seeing it in full display…these idiots are ready and willing to destroy this country…..as long PBO is in power….If the the sense of urgency has not caught up by now…I don’t know when…

    I follow this guy on tweeter…and I just want to bring to light what he exposed just now on tweeter. Hope Chip doesn’t mind. I believe he wanted us to know, the evil we’re fighting.

    Charles M. Blow is The New York Times’s visual Op-Ed columnist. His column appears every Saturday. http://topics.nytimes.com/top/opinion/editorialsandoped/oped/columnists/charles_m_blow/index.html

    From my racist e-mail inbox… http://t.co/2ROabCv
    http://yfrog.com/klz07bij

    • July 30, 2011 at 2:57 pm

      What country doesn’t? I never expected racism to go away in fact I kind of understood hings would get pretty intense but by electing this man as President America crossed over. There’s very few places in world history that have elected a person from an oppressed minority to lead that particular country.

      We’ll get through this. We always do.

    • 124 Chi
      July 31, 2011 at 5:30 am

      Not impressed…

      Charles Blow has been part of the problem…

      Desperate for validation, elevation and relevance, he helped fuel the attacks and denigration of President Obama…

  62. July 30, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Get well soon Joan. We’ll keep you in our prayers.

  63. 126 57andFemale
    July 30, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I’m preaching to the choir, but if you live in Illinois it is critical to contact Mark Kirk.

    Is once an hour overkill?

  64. July 30, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    PLEASE KEEP CALLING TODAY.

    Even though it is Saturday the Congressional switchboard is open and I just spoke to an aide in my Republican Senator’s office. I’ve called McConnell, Boehner, Lugar, my Rep. Dan Burton, Cantor. I can’t remember. They aren’t asking if I live in my state, but even if they did I would tell them they are affecting me and the whole country.

    Keep calling.

  65. 128 nospin
    July 30, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Be well Joan.

  66. 129 Kasai
    July 30, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    House rejected Reid-like debt-ceiling plan 173-246 under suspension of rules (2/3 needed)

    Now what??

    • 130 Tally
      July 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm

      A CLEAN MOTHERFUCKING BILL.

      Princess Potty Mouth Cassandra has spoken.

      😀

      Or PBO will use some Ninja Jedi Master executive order shit to do something – and the ONLY thing that will involve the 14th is calling out Congress being in contempt of the Constitution for not doing the job they’re legally bound to do.

    • July 30, 2011 at 4:37 pm

      This was expected. Those crazy radical terrorists Tea-Republicans

  67. 132 Kasai
    July 30, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Senator Reid…to meet with PBO…..later today

  68. 133 Kasai
    July 30, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    11 Democrats voted no on Reid bill- Barrow,Boren,Braley (IA),Loebsack,Matheson,McIntyre, Peterson, Ross (AR),Schrader,Visclosky, Wu

    • July 30, 2011 at 4:26 pm

      Remember those 11 and kick their assess out in 2012.

      • July 30, 2011 at 4:38 pm

        Kick them out along with every T-Republican we can get rid of.

        • 136 Tally
          July 30, 2011 at 4:44 pm

          Don’t be so quick to condemn on this one thing – they actually did us a favor – if it leads to a clean bill.

          While the Reid plan is better than the Bonehead Bill, ANY CUTS right now would be devistating to the economy. I really believe this was more bait, nothing more. The DEMS and POTUS *KNOW* the HouseOfCrazy® won’t pass ANYTHING the Dems right.

          Boehner will be forced to bring a clean bill.

      • July 30, 2011 at 5:08 pm

        I might have to give them a pass. Every time we lose a Blue Dog we get a Republican. I’m tired of that. 50% of something is better than a hundred percent of nothing.

  69. 138 Kasai
    July 30, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    A long time (25yrs) republican i know, just old me that he’s so pissed off that, he told me he never sent $ to any politician in his lifetime, but this morning he sent money in support of PBO…..that was the best news of the day for me….made me smile:-)

    Yes we can change hearts one at a time…

  70. 140 Hachikō
    July 30, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear that our dear sweet Joan is not feeling well. I hope it’s nothing serious, and that she’ll feeling 100% soon.

    I’ll say a prayer for you, Joan.

    Much love and gratitude for your friendship.

  71. 141 Anonymous
    July 30, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Joan, I’m sorry to hear you are not feeling well. I hope you feel better soon, you are in my thoughts and prayers

  72. 142 Jennifer
    July 30, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Get well soon, Joan.

  73. July 30, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Joan,
    I hope you are feeling better soon!

  74. 144 sjterrid
    July 30, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Joan, I hope you feel better soon. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  75. July 30, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Joan, I am very late but wanted you to know I am praying for you and miss hearing from you as often as you used to. I always enjoy what you have to say and your support of our wonderful POTUS! Be well!!!!!

  76. July 31, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Joan I send you a prayer of healing. Get well soon, we need your gift of understanding.

  77. 147 Suzette
    July 31, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Get well soon Joan.

  78. 148 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    July 31, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Get well soon Joan.


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