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Aug
11

breaking camp

President Barack Obama waves as he and daughter Malia Obama, nephew Avery Robinson, family friend Roxanne Nesbitt, daughter Sasha Obama and first lady Michelle Obama return from a family visit at Camp David


191 Responses to “breaking camp”


  1. 1 theboysisters
    August 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Get ready Chippy – your traffic is about to increase several-fold: BWD is putting her blog on hiatus 😦

  2. 5 Obama Grandmama
    August 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Nice photos, although Sasha looks a little scowly! LOL

    • August 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm

      OGrandmama, I can understand Sasha, it’s not fun to always have the camera on every move you make. I know I would not like it.

    • 7 hopefruit2
      August 7, 2011 at 3:48 pm

      LOL, but it doesn’t seem like a scowl to me. It looks like she was half-jokingly responding to her own thoughts or to someone else’s comment by making a “face.” That child is quite animated!!

    • August 7, 2011 at 6:31 pm

      Sasha is a little minx. She reminds me so much of my youngest daughter who would some times stick her tongue out when she didn’t want her picture taken. I will bet that Sasha would just love to do that but won’t out of respect for her Mom and Dad. She is a sweet treasure.

  3. August 7, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    It’s always nice to see the Obama family. I hope they had some good family time together.

  4. 10 Ladyhawke
    August 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I love him so much. He is a remarkable human being. He is just good inside.

  5. 11 carolyn
    August 7, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I see great solidarity and strength in that family. Glad they got to spend the weekend at Camp David, and he didn’t rush home. He’s connected wherever he is. He never truly vacations, but I think he knows how to relax and chill when he’s with his family. He then seems to draw from some inner source of strength to carry on. God bless him!

  6. 12 Valerie
    August 7, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    why is BWD putting her blog on hiatus ? what happened ? 😦

    • August 7, 2011 at 3:18 pm

      She said she had a “very busy” schedule ahead of her and that she just couldn’t invest the time.
      Sometimes I think she gets discouraged when politics get so negative and the attacks from
      the so called “base” ramp up. I understand her need for a break though. It is hard “blogging” and
      trying to keep your blog up to date. She offered a wealth of information, so I will miss her but at least
      she will still be on twitter.

      • August 7, 2011 at 3:27 pm

        BWD also gets tons of threats and has to field so much craziness all of the time. It is tough on all of us to have to hear this manufactured hatred day in and day out, especially knowing what a phenominal human being our President is. As I watched the video below, I began to cry. Knowing the man he is, the President he is and the strength and wisdom he brings to this job, I just wish that the American people would all take their blinders off, shed their prejudices, their misinformation, pre-conceived notions, long enough to see what a wonderful President we have and the incredible, historic accomplishments made in the last two years. If they would do that, there would be no one, or very few, that would not want President Obama to remain the President for many, many years to come.

  7. August 7, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    What happens on Tuesday in Wisconsin will set the national agenda for the next 15 months and possibly decide the 2012 elections. If the Dems can flip a net of three seats, they reclaim the Wi Senate and stop the radical agenda of Scott Walker. The Dem candidates are running on a populist agenda – a big win would show Dems how it needs to be. However if the GOP lose two or less seats, Walker will keep his complete power and will be emboldened to really run roughshod. Nationally like minded Govs and Congress will see that there isn’t any ramifications for forcing though legislation you never campaigned on – that they can lie to get in, enact a radical agenda and not be voted out because Koch/ALEC/AFP money is simply too powerful.

    If you are in Wisconsin it is absolutely imperative that you vote, and get ALL of your politically like-minded family and friends to vote. Margins will be razor thin. Literally could be decided by double digits. If you are outside of Wisconson but have friends or family there – ring them up and make sure they’re voting. Make no mistake this is an uphill climb for Dems – all of the incumbents they’re attempting to recall were re-elected in 2008, the Obama wave year. This means they’re in safe red seats usually. And we need to take three of the six on Tuesday, and then hold both Dem Recall seats on the 19th.

    Right wing Third Party groups have spent upwards of $15M on these races – so they have the demographic edge and the money edge. Outside of the Kapanke/Schilling race which polls double digits for Shilling[D], the other five races are essentially tied -all within the MOE. It’s coming down completely to GOTV.

    • 17 GGail
      August 7, 2011 at 3:24 pm

      Good for you StR to post your plea for voter participation and for outside encouragement in the upcoming WI elections on Tuesday. You have my daily prayers for Dems to reclaim three seats! TOD, let’s do all we can to help Wisconsin.

      • 18 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        August 7, 2011 at 5:23 pm

        Thanks SR. If Wisconsin doesn’t win after all that hard work we can’t allow that to let us become disponded. Then you just have to wonder what will make America wake up to the robbery and elimination of the middleclass. Wisconsin like Ohio, Michigan, Pennslyvania, Florida, and Minnesota are swing states. God Help Us All.

    • August 7, 2011 at 4:09 pm

      Like it or not Ed Schulz will be in WI for 2 straight days and he does know how to communicate on the ground with the middle-class and the Democratic base about what Walker has done. These two days will put WI back in the spot-light which is a great thing..

      • 23 hopefruit2
        August 7, 2011 at 4:48 pm

        I hope so Michelle. And Ed had better not try to make this about the President in his “communications” with the middle-class and Democratic base.

      • 26 Anonymous
        August 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm

        Maybe Ed can make up a little for all the damage he did by encouraging Dems not to vote in 2010. He sure needs to.

        • 27 Kasai
          August 7, 2011 at 11:09 pm

          Funny you said it..I was thinking the same…I must have sent him a few tweets and emails…about He needs to own this mess while the debate was going…and quite a few were blasting him on tweeter as well….Hopefully he has a conscience to make it up…
          He really should be out there knocking on doors trying to regain votes lost…IMO

      • August 7, 2011 at 6:07 pm

        Problem is Ed is seen as hyper-partisan and these are reddish-purple districts if not red ones. Only way the Dems win is to win over Republican voters. Ed won’t help with that.

        • 29 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
          August 7, 2011 at 10:00 pm

          Then that means he is going there to SABOTAGE the elections. After as we know is an undercover Rethug. All the Progressive pundits are really fakes even Madcow. I wish folks would accept that realization. 😕

    • 30 sjterrid
      August 7, 2011 at 10:37 pm

      I was going to make phone calls into Wisconsin, but when I found out that is being run by Adam Green’s group I didn’t. I was told another group, We Are Wisconsin, has been there since the beginning of the protests. I did donate to them. There web site is wearewisconsin.org. You could help by donating to their ACT BLUE page or by spreading the word on facebook and twitter.

  8. 31 dotster
    August 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    It looks like nephew Avery and Malia are good pals and are sharing a private little jokey. And President Obama always looks good to me, relaxed, confident. I still believe that is a big part of what drives his critics mad and they lash out in pure envy.

    • 32 Sue in Minnesota
      August 7, 2011 at 4:15 pm

      At first glance I thought Avery was the President rocking some shorts. 😀

      Dotster I think you are so right, I think the inability of outside influences to distract and upset his focus, illuminate cracks and deficiencies in his character drive them to more ridiculous lengths. They are acting all kinda crazy, but their projections are really a reflection of their own weaknesses. President Obama is solid, as a rock.

      • 33 hopefruit2
        August 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm

        “I thought Avery was the President rocking some shorts”

        Oh dear….ROFLMAO!!!! It’s not Halloween quite yet. A 50-something year old man just would not look good in that ensemble…not even PBO!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

        • 34 P
          August 7, 2011 at 5:14 pm

          I beg to differ hopefruit2…..PBO in that ensemble sweet 😀 😀 😀 :D!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t underestimate the HOTTNESS of the “ol’ man” babygirl!!!!! I am picturing it right now and all I can say is I RESPECT his marriage 😉

        • 37 Sue in Minnesota
          August 7, 2011 at 6:34 pm

          Yeah, I thought what kinda fool am I :D….although I like seeing him in his shorts in Hawaii 😉

      • 38 dotster
        August 7, 2011 at 5:31 pm

        I’m singing now—-Solid, solid as a rock….

  9. August 7, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    he looks beautiful. I miss seeing his face. Miche looks gorgeous. I wonder what she was saying to him.

    • August 7, 2011 at 3:51 pm

      Lisa, you never change.;) I see your wish to be a ‘fly on the wall’ around the POTUS & FLOTUS is still alive. Remember what PBO did to that hovering fly during the interview! 😉

      • August 7, 2011 at 4:58 pm

        o-oh! you’re right VC, perhaps I should mind my own business before I become PBO’s business :yikes!!!:

        • 42 P
          August 7, 2011 at 6:23 pm

          Hahahahahaha I always say that to myself whenever I hope to be a fly in the WH “P…PBO and his fly-killer skills? Are you sure it is worth it?” 😆 We can only dream 😆

  10. 43 utaustinliberal
    August 7, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Yay!!!!!! Our First Family is back home safe and sound. I’m glad he looks in good spirits despite the petty politics of the S&P downgrade. It is going to be an interesting week for sure especially with the Wisconsin recall elections. I hope Dems win the Senate and on the 19th, I hope the dems who are up for recall get to keep their seats also. Wisconsin will be as important as NY-26. NY-26 was a referendum on Paul Ryan’s Kill Medicare Bill and Wisconsin is a referendum on Scott Walker, ALEC, Koch Bros and GOP union bursting.

    Hey twitterers let’s remember to tweet goodluck to our fellow democratic voters in Wisconsin who are fired up and ready to go! 😀

    • 44 P
      August 7, 2011 at 3:42 pm

      “I’m glad he looks in good spirits despite the petty politics of the S&P downgrade.” Miche is by his side… : it explains it! Let’s keep Wisconsin in our prayers :))

  11. 45 Fred
    August 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    welcome back Obama family and hi there Avery and Roxanne and Sasha is giving the media major the side eye 😆

  12. August 7, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Yes, there will be more of us here, I think. Every time I came over here earlier, it always had a good vibe, so I’m counting on that again. *S*

  13. 47 P
    August 7, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwww @ pic 3..wish i could of heard what Miche was telling him that made him blush like that :). With regards to Sasha she is a child that cannot understand and do not like the public (myself included *hides face*) fascination with her daddy. I can tell you if I was in her place I will be a little annoyed too…when I can’t get my private time I become very scowly :lol:. She’s a daddy’s girl and as such she is very protective of him. Malia as said by PBO has his temperament therefore may be able to cope with the public attention better than Sasha. I was very surprised when Michelle told Barbara Walters in an interview that Malia separate’s herself from her dad’s job and the constant critism. She’s very mature for her age.

    • 48 P
      August 7, 2011 at 3:39 pm

      *criticism……………still not seeing what I am writing too well

    • 49 hopefruit2
      August 7, 2011 at 4:06 pm

      Hey P…I don’t believe that Sasha is making a face at the media.
      I think she might be just absorbed in her own world, and musing on her own thoughts, and not particularly conscious of how her facial expressions come out in public. I’m sure she doesn’t look at the pictures afterwards. I also believe that she knows that her father has a very important job – and that they are the first AA family to grace the WH. She’s old enough and perceptive enough to understand that.

      • 50 P
        August 7, 2011 at 4:20 pm

        You are right hopefruit she seems very dramatic like mummy Michelle. I am sure of that after that reading in Africa :)! I am sure she understands the Great history her daddy made but most children sometimes just want that private time with their parents. I see it in some celebrities’ kids also. I love Sasha so much…it kinda sad seeing her grow up soooo fast (feeling like her mom :lol:) but yet it’s pretty exciting looking at both girls become young women. I know it brings PBO joy everyday. He has beautiful children :); like parents like children 🙂

  14. 51 carolyn
    August 7, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    I too, am looking toward Wisconsin, and sent money to them to get out the vote and put good ads on TV. I believe this level is where we need to really work! That’s what the teapartiers did….no job was to small for them to get involved. I will be working hard to help change our state legislature in 2012,although we are so RED, it’s hard to change things, at least in my district. Other districts are purple, and change back and forth.
    For all of you, watch out for what propositions or questions Republicans put on the ballot in the 2012 election. This past November our legislature put a question about Sharia law on the ballot which brought out all the right wingers. EVERY right wing question on the ballot passed because of that, and after it was passed, it was challenged and declared unconstitutional; but the damage had been done.

  15. 52 Gc
    August 7, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    That’s “little” Sasha??

    • 53 P
      August 7, 2011 at 6:28 pm

      Ikr we better get accostomed to leaving out the “little”! She’s not so little anymore….before we can blink she’ll be a teenager!! She’s growing nicely….looking so sweet in her lil shorts. PBO will have his job cut out for him…but they are well behaved girls 🙂 so it should be pretty easy 😉

      • 54 Anonymous
        August 7, 2011 at 6:53 pm

        They are incredible girls. I work for the school system here. I’ll bet they are every teacher’s DREAM students :

  16. 55 Bobfr
    August 7, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    My letter to the President, 7 August 2011. For those of you who have twitter accounts, perhaps you will find the suggested tweet worthy of attention. I’ve forwarded copies of the letter to VP Biden, Leader Reid and Leader Pelosi and will post it at OFA. As always, no pride of authorship or need for attribution – feel free to use any or all of it as you think useful for our just cause.
    Onward!

    ———–
    Good day Mr President,

    Once again thank you for your bold, persistent, empathetic and productive leadership – despite the blatantly obvious intransigence of the Radical Republican Party.

    That intransigence, as you know, is highly motivated by two things – you being President, and 40 years of their unrelenting pursuit of crushing the social compact that makes America great.

    That intransigence is their creed, a creed born of avarice and nurtured by an unquenchable desire to have government of the few, for the few. The few being the wealthy.

    We all know that.

    What to do about it – besides re-electing you and a strong Democratic Congress.

    Well, perhaps its time to start asking all Americans to call those they pay – their Congressional Representatives – and demand that they take zero tax payer paid vacations until the unemployment rate in America is below 7 % and the 180 tax exemptions identified by the Bowles Simpson commission are rescinded.

    The fact is that linking jobs with closing tax exemptions for the wealthy and super successful corporations are coherent economically and politically.

    And, its an economic and political concept that any American can understand and its even tweetable – ‘7% or less unemployment, end welfare for the rich, then you can vacation, Congress.’

    I’m sure you’ve already thought through all of this, so please accept the suggestion as nothing more than a citizen offering their albeit limited perspective.

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

    Bob

    • 56 GGail
      August 7, 2011 at 4:50 pm

      Thank you Bobfr very much! I hope our TOD tweeters take your suggested tweet and run with it. 🙂

      “’7% or less unemployment, end welfare for the rich, then you can vacation, Congress.’”

  17. 58 Sue in Minnesota
    August 7, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Bobfr I always appreciate your wisdom and skill with which you express yourself. The WhiteHouse is probably wondering how they can get their hands on you.

    I like your idea, the work schedule as arranged by the Republican leadership in the house is a sore spot for me. That they are not working maximum hours is an enormous waste of tax payer dollars IMO, before even beginning to consider their lack of productivity.

    • 59 Bobfr
      August 7, 2011 at 5:20 pm

      Thank you Sue!

      Americans need to force these people to do their job. They work for us. It’s just that simple. It’s so simple it’s effectively overlooked.

      Can you imagine any other job in which an employee decided their own work schedule and could leave the assembly line or the cash register or the call center or the control tower or the construction site or the operating table or intensive care unit or …. whenever they felt like it, irrespective of the consequences. Of course not – such a person would be lucky if they were only fired and not held liable for the harm they caused.

      So, why should a member of Congress be allowed to skip town in the middle of a catastrophe – a catastrophe largely of their own making.

      I try to focus on the obvious and sometimes simple facts.

      The facts in this case are glaringly obvious and not at all complex.

      Bush cut taxes on the wealthy, didn’t pay attention to hair on fire intelligence warnings (while on a months vacation in Summer 2001), started two wars, and signed legislation on an unpaid prescription drug plan – and vacationed more than any prior President.

      And the consequences – near economic destruction of the US, horrible damage to our international credibility, massive unemployment and wealth expansion for the very few.

      Not satisfied, Congressional Republicans since Jan 2009, have taken us to the brink of default, among all the other job killing and otherwise harmful stunts. And, then they leave town – on our dime.

      Since most Americans actually do care about one another and our society and, also, have allot on their minds every day, ‘sound bites’ do matter in grabbing their attention. Humbly, I suggest that ‘7% or less unemployment, end welfare for the rich, then you can vacation, Congress’ will resonate with them.

      And, for those ‘hitting the streets’ I highly recommend that the street you hit is the one that leads to the offices of your Federal and State legislative representatives – walk into their offices and spend your time there insisting that your representatives, folk who get a pay check because you pay your taxes, work day and night to create jobs and close tax exemptions for the wealthy and for corporations.

      Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

  18. 62 donna dem 4 obama
    August 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    A Fecebook friend just posted this as a grassroots action plan for 2012. I’ve tweaked it some but I’d like to get some comments about this for our takingittothestreets campaign. What says you???

    1. Register New voters (canvass everywhere we can find voters)

    2. Sign up for the Mail-In Ballots & encourage others to do the same

    3. Participate in and/or in organize Parades & Street Rallies to create excitement for the campaign

    4. Volunteer with the OFA staff where available/start organizing Action group where OFA doesn’t exist

    5. Encourage Early Voting

    6. Make Financial Contributions and encourage others to do the same (signup to start your own fundraiser for the campaign).

    7. Help to Get Voters to the Polls on Election night (adopt the buddy system in our neighborhoods to get folks to the polls and even offer to babysit so they can participate)

  19. 67 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    August 7, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    HOPE THE FIRST FAMILY HAD SOME QUALITY TIME AT CAMP DAVID BEFORE ALL————-BREAKS LOOSE ON MONDAY!

  20. August 7, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    I think is a good article and worth the read about President Obama and the those on the left who constantly criticize him.

    http://pleasecutthecrap.typepad.com/main/2011/08/more-politics-101-obama-is-smarter-than-us.html

  21. 69 donna dem 4 obama
    August 7, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    I know this is silly to say but generally whenever the President goes to Camp David he has on a jacket. Its 99 degrees here in Washington. I guess its a lot cooler at the Camp??

    • 70 GGail
      August 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm

      Maybe it’s for the helicopter ride (chilly) or for protection?

    • 72 dotster
      August 7, 2011 at 6:19 pm

      I notice that too and always think, ‘wow, it must be a lot cooler in D.C. than here in Illinois where it’s boiling.’ I’ve decided that he just wants to have a jacket on, to not appear in shirt sleeves, to not look too casual, for presidential reasons. Maybe?

    • 73 Sue in Minnesota
      August 7, 2011 at 6:46 pm

      Donna as someone with low tolerance for high heat and especially humidity (Norwegian, with a head full of thick, hot hair) I immediately thought the same. The helicopter must be very cool because of air conditioning….or so I’ve told myself.

      Maybe he is keeping his ‘big guns’ undercover….continue to underestimate him at your peril, punks. 😉

  22. 74 dotster
    August 7, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Like the last added photo of Dad and Malia arm in arm. It’s an “awwwwww” pic. Good daddy.

    • 75 P
      August 7, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      Yes it is 🙂

    • 76 Sue in Minnesota
      August 7, 2011 at 6:58 pm

      She keeps growing, looks like she is now as tall as her Mom. Very tall myself and know what it is like to grow 4 inches in a year, at that same age….ouch, it literally aches.

      Stand tall Malia, you are a stunning young lady and a beautiful reflection of both your Mom and Dad, who I have no doubt will allow you to fully bloom into the person you are. Both Sasha and Malia make me proud of our First Family.

  23. August 7, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Chips there is a vid on this page – http://www.rawstory.com/rawreplay/2011/08/boehner-got-98-percent-of-what-he-wanted-in-debt-deal/ where Scott Pelley interviews Boehner and we get the “I got 98% of that I wanted. I’m pretty happy” quote. Is there any way you could grab that quote out of the 3 minute vid and make it available on youtube so it could be spread around easier?

    The quote starts roughly at 2:09 of the vid.

    I think we really need to have this ready because the GOP are going to go all out to blame the President for it. It would go great hand in hand with this vid where McConnell claims they’ll hold the debt ceiling hostage again-

  24. 78 dotster
    August 7, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Happy to see this is the AP story going out across the land, Axelrod calling the S&P downgrade “the tea party downgrade”:
    http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/obama-adviser-blames-tea-1084038.html

  25. August 7, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Ok we are lighting up @katrinanation on twitter. She sent a tweet praising a stupid NYT article that psychoanalyzes PBO. Very negative piece. Karina had the nerve to call it brilliant. @donnabrazille praised it too. They jumped on her too.

    These PL folks are on people’s last nerves. I’ve had enough of them. I told Katrina I was not going to let her hatred of Pres O make me have to live under R-tea party rule. These folks are pure idiots.

    • August 7, 2011 at 6:52 pm

      POB, do you have to be on twitter to read the tweets?

    • 84 Sue in Minnesota
      August 7, 2011 at 7:32 pm

      It is so easy to circumvent the realities of Congress when these arm chair critics start spouting their opinions. Please ask them to tell us how ….how…they would have gotten different results. Smoking that crack again, living in a fantasy world.

      Someone that is more astute about politics please respond….do you think this is possibly a ruse to convince moderates and independents that President Obama is not after all radical and extreme to the left, which is the common meme of the Republican party and especially the Tea Party faction. Also if you are looking for some benefit, it seems to make President Obama’s supporters more determined and willing to fight harder.

      I think they (left) like to think that they are seperated from the dysfunction of DC, but IMO that is delusion, they are in ring number 3 of the 3 ring circus that is DC politics. And they are all involved in the money flow that contentious politics supports, Katrina is editor

    • 85 ChristiMtl
      August 7, 2011 at 8:39 pm

      Donna Brazile as well, I was just about to send her something

    • 87 ChristiMtl
      August 7, 2011 at 9:29 pm

      They are on my last nerves as well, They only focus on the President, anything to diminish him, to bash him, to mock him, etc… they always ignore the reality in Washington, the filibuster, the insane obstruction, and now the t-party controlled Congress.

      They are deliberately helping the far-right, for what?? They attack the President because they care about the poor and middle class? PLEASE.

      The Pres. wants to get things done, he deals with reality.

      I just tweeted that, I call them Pathetic Losers now.

      ChristiMtl ChristiMtl
      Where is Obama’s passion?No wonder the PL loved this piece of trash. PL=Pathetic losers.The Pres. doesn’t need to be psychoanalyzed,YOU DO.

      • 88 Sue in Minnesota
        August 7, 2011 at 10:13 pm

        With everyone else worked up into an emotional frenzy or might I say shit fit, thank God President Obama is able to keep his head and continue to lead us through this storm. I also like this quote by Benjamin Franklin, “If passion drives you let reason hold the reigns.”

        The first line in the Rudyard Kipling poem that Walking on Sunshine shared with us Friday night, says exactly that….”When you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you”. And every line after as if it was written for this man, at this moment in time.

    • 89 ChristiMtl
      August 7, 2011 at 9:52 pm

      This is her latest tweet: The nerve of that woman.

      @donnabrazile Donna Brazile
      Can we just focus on jobs, jobs, jobs and stop whining?

      I think she got some push back.

      • 90 Sue in Minnesota
        August 7, 2011 at 10:19 pm

        Wonder if she will take her own advice?

        Ask her about the do nothing Republicans controlling the House, where are those jobs the made campaign promises to create. So far they have killed the Democrats attempts to bring jobs bills to the floor, and in fact have legislated away more than a million jobs. Donna lets call out the real culprits, where is your spine woman.

  26. 91 Anonymous
    August 7, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I am sure you know that BWD is taking a break so I thought I would post over here for awhile. I come here every day as well as twitter @smilingl8dy I really enjoy the posts, comments and the live-blogging when something is going on. Thanks

    • 92 Sue in Minnesota
      August 7, 2011 at 11:44 pm

      Welcome to our neighborhood. Hope you’ll feel free to join in the conversations.

      I too am sorry that BWD feels the need to temporarily close up shop, but I absolutely respect both her judgement and how she is looking out for well being. She is a force and I am sure she will be back, refreshed and ready to bring the truth to light. I think of the enormous amount of energy both her and Chipsticks pour into these websites and the garbage they constantly deflect and I am both grateful and amazed.

  27. 93 hopefruit2
    August 7, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Mark Knoller Tweeted:

    /// “Geithner says he believes in Pres Obama and his agenda and “I love my work.” ” ///

    Also, CNBC to air full Geithner interview tonight at 8PM ET.

  28. August 7, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Hello everyone. I finally signed up for twitter. My handle is @lawalazu. So how and where do I begin?

    • August 7, 2011 at 7:01 pm

      I will follow you africa my handle is @freefree0Bobbie

      • August 7, 2011 at 7:04 pm

        Forgive my ignorance. But how do I follow you and what do I do to get started?

        • August 7, 2011 at 7:16 pm

          Just copy and paste my handle in the search pane—->click search—–>my twitter name will then appear with the option follow beside it.

          By the way I did the same for you and it said that your handle didn’t exist…I will try again.

          • August 7, 2011 at 7:49 pm

            Bjw2, let me know if you can see me when your try later. As I explained to UT, I had to go into my profile and change my real name from appearing for public view. I don’t know if that’s what happened.

            It says that I am following you now, btw.

        • 99 utaustinliberal
          August 7, 2011 at 7:18 pm

          You type in the person’s twitter name and when the person’s profile page shows up, you click on the follow button. Once it turns green and says following, then it worked. If you want to unfollow a person, click the same button, once it turns red, then you know you’ve unfollowed them.

          • August 7, 2011 at 7:48 pm

            I am following you now. Can you see me? Bjw2 is not finding me. I went into my profile to update it because my real name was showing up beside my handle. Please let me know if you can see me.

            Thanks for your help.

          • 102 dotster
            August 7, 2011 at 8:51 pm

            I have this problem which I have asked about before, but I am still stuck. My daughter signed me up for the twitter account, using my real name for some reason. I want to change my user name and someone here said to just edit my profile and click save, which I did. But I can’t get rid of my original real name, it refuses to go away, the new user name is just added to it. It’s the most frustrating thing in the world. I tried again today, no luck. I guess I could try to close the account? and re-sign up. So far nothing else is working.

            • 103 utaustinliberal
              August 7, 2011 at 9:12 pm

              Click your profile, then click edit profile. Click on “Account” and where your name appears put in ur twiiter handle so that’s the name that appears in your public profile. That’s all I know for now. Hope it helps. 🙂

              • August 7, 2011 at 10:53 pm

                That is what I did to change mine. I edited my profile and switched out my real name for my initials and my handle on this blog.

                Go to edit profile and just follow the prompts, Dotster.

    • 105 utaustinliberal
      August 7, 2011 at 7:03 pm

      Hey africa, you can check out the team up twitterers thread that Chipsticks reposted and get helpful info. You can also see twitter names of TOD’ers to follow. 🙂 Mine is utaustinliberal.

    • August 7, 2011 at 7:06 pm

      I’ll follow you too. My handle is @LiberalPhenom.

    • 108 askew
      August 7, 2011 at 7:23 pm

      Great to see you join twitter. I’m @lapared on twitter.

    • 110 ChristiMtl
      August 7, 2011 at 9:41 pm

      I’m following you now africa…woohoo….I’m glad that you’re there.

  29. 111 utaustinliberal
    August 7, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    @Sue in Minnesota. Thank you thank you thank you sooooooooooooooooo much for your suggestion to check out http://www.biography.com for the Biography channel’s biography of President Barack Obama. It was quite splendid and had some information, pictures, facts, and videos that I previously had not known, heard or seen. Once again, thanks Sue 🙂

    • 112 hopefruit2
      August 7, 2011 at 7:06 pm

      Oh no! We missed this? Please tell us that they are going to show it again. 😦

      • 113 utaustinliberal
        August 7, 2011 at 7:20 pm

        You can go to the website and watch it. That’s how I watched it.

        • 114 hopefruit2
          August 7, 2011 at 7:23 pm

          Okay thanks. Is there a video? I saw only a written biography.

          • 115 utaustinliberal
            August 7, 2011 at 7:36 pm

            When you go to the website, scroll all the way down. You’ll see a box with a celebrity there and the box is for full episodes of biographies. When you click on that it’ll take you to another page and you can click on a box called “Politics” and when you click that you’ll see the biography for President Obama. It’s seven clips.

        • 118 GGail
          August 7, 2011 at 9:17 pm

          I watched it too! It covers childhood to Presidency. It’s amazing. Covers some area’s I hadn’t seen before. Thanks Sue!

    • 119 Sue in Minnesota
      August 7, 2011 at 7:53 pm

      Ut, glad you enjoyed it. It’s on the internet for those that want to watch it , at Biography.com ( repeating UT)

      I have watched it several times. It and the documentary made by the actor Ed Norton and two New York videographers -female, about his campaign, are two of my favorite….Norton’s documentary is called “By the People: The Election of Barack Obama” He sold it to HBO, I rented it through Netflix, I found it very powerful and enlightening, especially since I didn’t join the Obama movement until summer of 2008, so I knew very little about the primary. I think I’ve rented every documentary made about our Commander in Chief. I’ve read a lot of books about him, although neither of the two he wrote. What I have learned through the eyes of others, makes my commitment to him unwaivering and is the foundation for my admiration for him as a person. I think he is remarkable (overused term on my part, but that’s what for me best describes him.)

      • August 7, 2011 at 9:27 pm

        Sue in Minnesota, you’ve missed out on the best if you haven’t read President Obama’s two books. IMO, his books (though autobiographical) are far and beyond any biographies written about him. They are in a class by themselves–simply exquisite writing by a master thinker and writer. What’s more, both of his books reflect a consistency of character that is reaffirmed in books written about him by other writers.

        • 121 EDP4BHO
          August 7, 2011 at 10:42 pm

          Yes, yes, so true. They are a must read if you really want to know him, his temperament, strategical gifts, even his admitted flaws. Humble, yet confident. Patient, yet laser focused. I just re-read Dreams for my Father, and gained much more insight than the first time I read it. I am just now reading The Promise by Jonathan Alter. Good so far. We’ll see how this writer sums up the Obama Presidency, i.e., if he stays objective, not personal.

        • 122 Sue in Minnesota
          August 7, 2011 at 11:00 pm

          I will read them. What you have expressed has been expressed consistently by others as well. What fascinates me so about him is how beautifully evolved he is as a human being. I think their are lessons to be learned in undertsanding his journey that only he can tell.

          I think his character is impecable and consistently so. I will be excited to read his memoirs of life in the White House although I do not look forward to the day he no longer holds that position. From time to time I challenge myself, wondering if I am guilty of idolizing him, I am not susceptible to celebrity worship so I don’t think so, in fact I probably choose to celebrate more ordinary people over the rich and famous. Guess you can say I like to root for the underdog. I believe Barack Obama is a man of greatness, the likes of which we are rarely exposed to, and I believe history will write him into its pages for future generations to know.

          • 123 Chi
            August 8, 2011 at 5:20 am

            I’ve never let the accusations of idolizing President Obama ever bother me Sue…

            I only have to think of former presidents like Reagan, Clinton so imperfect and yet somehow so celebrated and idolized even if I do believe undeservedly…

            If anyone deserves my adulation, it is President Obama and I remain unapologetic in my complete admiration and support of this most extraordinary and exquisite President…no if’s or buts about it…

  30. 124 Anonymous
    August 7, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Testing to see if I have done this correctly.

  31. 125 smilingl8dy
    August 7, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    I cannot seem to get the post to display. I have done a couple and changed my password.

  32. 126 carolyn
    August 7, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    With regard to the jacket…..Camp David is northwest of D.C. and is actually at a higher elevation, in what for Maryland passes for mountains. When I lived in D.C. people went to this area for the cool weather in a steamy Washington summer. Very beautiful area. They get snow when D.C. doesn’t, and the leaves turn gorgeous colors before D.C. It is an especially nice respite in the summer.

  33. August 7, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Posting this vid again (contains explicit, albeit very fitting, lyrics). You make up proud Wisconsin! Bring this one home on Tuesday.

    • 128 hopefruit2
      August 7, 2011 at 7:36 pm

      I like this video….I will be tuned in to the Tuesday results in WI. I hope some random shady GOP clerk doesn’t suddenly find a box of ballots.

      • August 7, 2011 at 7:42 pm

        They’re trying every other dirty trick it seems. There is a certain desperation that I find hope in as I think their internal polling might be showing them they’re going to lose, but it also means they have nothing to lose with every last dirty trick and then plead ignorance after the fact to any illegalities. If they win, it will be worth it and the Walker machine will take care of it, if they lose they’ll hope it just goes away like how Christine O’Donnell was let off the hook.

        It’s going to be very, very close on Tuesday. I’ll probably be sick to my stomach or drunk (or both) before the polls even close. This is the ultimate test of Money vs People. If we don’t net three seats (at least) and hold that edge on the 16th when the two Dem recalls – Wirch and Holperin – are up, we’re all in deep trouble.

        • 130 Sue in Minnesota
          August 7, 2011 at 7:57 pm

          It will have me on edge as well, just like the debt ceiling crisis. No matter the outcome, and I am hoping and praying for the best…we don’t give up, there is no end to the journey.

        • 131 hopefruit2
          August 7, 2011 at 10:10 pm

          That might also be a reason why they want to focus on the S&P issue, and try to blame the President. They need to keep the Democrats depressed as much as possible.

  34. August 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Help. I just did tweeted, but don’t want my name shown. Is there a way to remove my name?

    • August 7, 2011 at 7:26 pm

      No. Delete your tweet and then go about deleting your account. If you have two email addresses register with that one and when they ask for your first and last name – just put your handle in there as well.

      There is a way to delete your current account, but first things first I guess.

      • August 7, 2011 at 7:28 pm

        You won’t be able to reuse the email account you registered with for 60-90 days after you delete the account though, which is why you’ll need another email address to register. To delete the tweet you made, mouse over your tweet and a little garbage can icon will appear – click on that and then confirm the delete in the pop-up box.

    • 137 kittypat
      August 7, 2011 at 7:27 pm

      africa you can delete the tweet by pointing your cursor at the bottom of the tweet, don’t know how to change your name though.

      • August 7, 2011 at 7:28 pm

        Thanks. I changed it. I went to my profile setting and changed my name to initials. It looks like it is fine now.

        Thanks a bunch to you and STR.

  35. 139 lamh34
    August 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    OMGoodness! Doug J has gone there over at BJ. Grab ur popcorn guys!

    «
    A question for the Hillbots

    by Ol’ Dirty DougJ

    We’ve had a lot of “primary Obama” comments recently. I know I shouldn’t go here, but I am genuinely curious….

    I was a Billbot from 1993-2001 and now I’m an Obot. I would have become a Hillbot if Hillary had become president, but she didn’t. I did vote for Obama in the primaries, but only because Edwards had already dropped out by the time of the New York primary.

    I’d like to know, from all you Hillbots, what would Hillary have done differently/better than Obama? As I see it, Obama made one bad mistake, and that was listening to the old Clinton people (that’s what Larry Summers and Rahm are, old Clinton people) on the economy in 2008. I can’t see how it’s likely that Hillary would have done better on that score.

    So someone explain to me how Hillary would have been better. I don’t see it.

  36. 142 Bobfr
    August 7, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    FYI

    ECB signals readiness to buy more bonds

    “The European Central Bank gave a clear signal on Sunday night that it would intervene in the markets for Italian and Spanish bonds in an effort to sooth markets after the twin impact of the eurozone debt crisis and Friday’s US rating downgrade.

    In a statement issued after an emergency conference call of its governing council, Jean Claude Trichet, president of the eurozone’s monetary guardian, welcomed the announcements from Italy and Spain of measures to accelerate their reforms, and promised to “actively implement” its revived bond-buying programme to intervene in eurozone bond markets.

    Mr Trichet was expected to take part in a second conference call of finance ministers and central bankers from the G7 group of industrialised nations to co-ordinate a global strategy to calm the turmoil that broke out in financial markets last week.

    There was no indication of divisions within the eurozone central bank ….. ”

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/8cd0d6c8-c119-11e0-b8c2-00144feabdc0.html

    And

    Geithner: S&P showed terrible judgment

    “Geithner said the agency’s decision showed a “stunning lack of knowledge” about the basic math used to develop the federal budget.

    Republicans have blamed President Barack Obama for the first downgrade of the government’s credit rating.

    But Geithner says Congress owns the credit rating because the Constitution gives Congress the power to tax and spend.”

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Geithner-SampP-showed-apf-713857951.html?x=0&sec=topStories&pos=main&asset=&ccode=

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

  37. 143 Pragmatic Adult
    August 7, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Michelle looks sad.

    • 144 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      August 7, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      NO she doesn’t. Where does she look sad in these pics? Honestly!! 🙄

    • 145 P
      August 7, 2011 at 11:29 pm

      What????? Can’t sleep so decided to read comments then saw this….you have me scrolling up to see if I missed a frown from Mrs O after watching those pics like 10 times…..really????? I don’t see it at all….she looks like she just done get some loving you’re talking about sad. Look at pic 3 they both look soooooo damn happy and relief from all the Washington headache. Maybe I need new glasses but Miche sure looks fine to me.

  38. 146 Rita
    August 7, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Chip,
    Not sure if you’ve seen this yet: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/07/opinion/sunday/what-happened-to-obamas-passion.html?pagewanted=1

    I read the article and have had a heavy heart since. So much of it seems to be true, until one starts analyzing. When I voted for Obama, I, along with everyone else, had very high expectations, and in retrospect, probably very unrealistic as well. Yes, he had a narrative that appealed, but the onus of his success does not lie with him alone. We have as much at stake, more, I would argue, as him. When faced with a test of our will, what did we do? We elected Tea Party candidates who have accelerated our downward slide. When President Obama tried to explain and reason with us, political “pundits” called him professorial and arrogant. Everybody is applauding Chris Christie for speaking his mind against religious bigotry, but imagine if President Obama had said something similar. The whole country would have been up in arms. Big money, in the form of Koch brothers, Karl Rove, Grover Norquist’s “Americans for Prosperity” (a horrible misnomer) have been relentless in attacking Obama. Day in and day out he has to face racism and social bigotry. His own party has not supported him. When Democrats had the majority is both houses, who were his biggest critics? The Blue Dogs and the Liberals. It’s remarkable what he has been able to achieve despite all this. It’s time we made good on our promise and raise our voices against this hatred and bigotry. When he said “Yes we can” and we chanted the same, it was meant to be a combined effort. A politician, and yes Obama is one, and not a messiah, is only as strong as the will of his constituents. It’s time for us to understand that.

    Take care and keep up the great job.

    • 147 hopefruit2
      August 7, 2011 at 10:24 pm

      Rita, we saw this article and the majority of us believe it’s as usual, simplistic and utter nonsense in the form of psychobabble. The title of the article alone is shameful because it’s based on a false assumption. The president’s message of hope still resonates with his core group of supporters. His passion is still there – its just that he has been governing the last 3 years, not campaigning. The only people applauding Chris Christie is the corporate media and their Republican cronies. As you can see, President Obama beats Christie in his own state by double digits, because the people can see and think for themselves, and don’t need the MSM telling them who has passion and who doesn’t.

      As you can see, the biggest source of negativity that we encounter is in the blogosphere (left and rightwing), print and cable MSM. They are all bankrolled by the same corporate funding as the Republican party so they all sing the same anti-Obama chorus. Reactions of ordinary Americans on the ground and around the world tell a completely different story. I think I will take the people’s reaction as the more accurate indication of how passionate our President is.

    • August 8, 2011 at 12:26 am

      Read this: A lover of fairy tales casts Obama as villain in chief.

      http://xpostfactoid.blogspot.com/2011/08/lover-of-fairy-tales-casts-obama-as.html

      Never you mind that NYT clap trap. Its just all the firebagger talking points slapped onto one page.

  39. August 7, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Hey everyone had guests over for dinner and we talked about the happenings of the day, and either I surround myself with intellegent people or are cultist as Greenwald once called Obama supporters, but anyhoo none are buying that this is an Obama downgrade narrative that the media and rethugs are pushing.

    After seeing the smiling face of the president in the pictures he looks like he has something up his sleeves.

    It’s also nice to know that Rev Al is catching on like wildfire….I talked with a fellow employee at work Friday who listens to Cenk and he said that he was kind of worried when they took Cenk off and replaced him with Rev Al, but he said after he watched a couple of shows he said he thinks he likes Al better.

  40. August 7, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Just saw this article which was posted at OFA

    Paul Ryan Signals Willingness To Raise Revenues, Shifting Positions Following Downgrade

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/08/07/289976/paul-ryan-revenue-downgrade/

    • 152 Doris
      August 7, 2011 at 8:54 pm

      Big news, we should probably hear more about this tomorrow. Thanks Linda.

      • August 7, 2011 at 9:04 pm

        Not really. He’s saying if it’s 4-to-1 cuts to revenues, and he’s only talking about the supercongress part, not counting the $1T that was all cuts already agreed to. So he’s saying 20% of the $1.5T, not 20% of the combined $2.5T. He’s talking about $300B in revenues out of the Super Congress $1.5T, but the whole package is $2.5T, meaning he wants $2.2T to be cuts – which is much too deep and not fair or balanced. He’s talking about 88% cuts and 12% revenues.

        Basically he’s trying to pull a fast one in the super congress talks “We’re offering revenues here, upwards of 20% and they’re saying that’s not enough” .

    • August 7, 2011 at 10:22 pm

      Its not true. How do I know? Its Paul Ryan. More proof? its a Republican.

  41. 157 Kasai
    August 7, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    LOL I see someone is being creative with the TEA PARTY AMERICA….

    LOL…Make them own this mess we’re in……LOL

    • August 7, 2011 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks Kasai

      I just tweeted that video under the hashtag #teapartydowngrade

      No matter how the media spins this we will make John Bohneir and his clowns own it.

  42. August 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    I think I go on twitter and do so more tweetin bout the #teapartydowngrade

    • 160 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      August 7, 2011 at 9:10 pm

      bjw2 when you come back please show me how to create a twitter account. Time for me to be a part of the Twitter Brigade. 😉 I feel left out when all you guys are doing this great pushback work vs the media and other haters.

      Plus I would like to exchange personal contact info since we both live in the same town and on the same side of town for that matter. I don’t want to give you my email here on a public site so how do I give you my personal info? I don’t do facebook and I want to start my twitter account. I read where you posted you were going to the Dem headquarters downtown to do some phonebanking for GOTV vs SB5. GREAT!!

      I most likely will be a neighborhood teamleader with our local OFA, I have been before. I just need to make sure I have the time to commit totally. It is a big volunteer job. I have also done extensive work to repeal the SB5 legislation. I participated in the initial demonstrations and protests this past winter and spring. I also helped collect some of the 1.3m sigs we turned into the Secretary of State to get the Referendum on the Ballot. So I am All IN!!!

      Help me get in contact with you and visa versa. We need to connect GIRL. Respond at your earliest convience. 😉

      • August 7, 2011 at 9:45 pm

        Hey Keith I hope i can guide you with some simple steps but if i confuse you please go to the page below.

        *Go to http://twitter.com and click create an account

        *You will be asked for your email account and also asked to creat a password

        *You will then be instructed to create a handle (Username) which will be the name displayed on twitter

        *After creating the account you can then edit your personal such as uploading an image to be displayed also.

        *If you go to the link below you will find listed names to follow and this can be done by simply copying and pasting the name in the search box and once it is displayed you will have the option to click follow.

        http://theobamadiary.com/2011/08/06/team-up-twitterers/

        As far as exchanging contact info maybe we can meet at the McDonalds at James and livingston for coffee this coming saturday?

        I’ll be checking in with you later…OK!

        • August 7, 2011 at 10:16 pm

          You guys can also send a private direct message to each other through twitter. Just click on the envelope logo at each other’s page.

        • 164 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
          August 7, 2011 at 10:45 pm

          Sounds good. I would like to meet up with ya. I will let you know if I am free Saturday. the Mickey D’s and James and Livingston sounds perfect. Just 10 to 15 minutes away from me. Thanks 🙂 Oh and I will follow the twitter instruction you gave me. 😉

  43. 165 Kasai
    August 7, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    I did too….:-) I can’t believe the video has over 7500 hits….Glad the world is seen what these idiots are doing to this country…The Media isn’t helping…so glad someone else is doing their job.

  44. 167 Bobfr
    August 7, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Heads up:

    “The G-7 will take “all necessary measures to support financial stability and growth,” the nation’s finance ministers and central bankers said in a statement today. Members agreed to inject liquidity and act against disorderly currency moves if necessary.

    The European Central Bank indicated separately that it will buy Italian and Spanish bonds and Japan signaled further dollar purchases in a sign of concern that prices are becoming unhooked from fundamentals.”

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-07/g-7-vows-to-take-all-necessary-measures-to-stabilze-economies-markets.html

    “The European Central Bank and G7 gave clear signals on Sunday night and Monday morning that they would intervene in the markets for Italian and Spanish bonds and foreign exchange respectively in an effort to soothe markets after the twin impact of the eurozone debt crisis and Friday’s US rating downgrade.”

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/8cd0d6c8-c119-11e0-b8c2-00144feabdc0.html

    The teahadists and their Radical Republican enablers have required the entire global economic system to avert the catastrophe they tried to inflict on America and the world. That’s the message in all of this.

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

    • 168 Kasai
      August 7, 2011 at 9:21 pm

      Bob, I just found this site being distributed on tweeter…IS THIS LEGAL? IF NOT CAN WE DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT?
      BEFORE IT GOES VIRAL?
      HELP?

      http://www.barackobamataxplan.com/health-care/

      • 169 Bobfr
        August 7, 2011 at 9:30 pm

        I suggest you notify the White House via the online comment, the Department of Justice, and the FBI, for starters. And, post it at OFA and request help. If you tweet, then tweet Dan Pfeiffer, Barack Obama, Jim Messina, etc and give them a heads up.

        I think it is way out of bounds and could very well be illegal – though I am not a lawyer.

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

        • 170 Kasai
          August 7, 2011 at 9:42 pm

          Thank you Bob.

          I just tweeted to @DPliffer44 @DavidAxlerod @DSCC

          I Just want you to be aware of this site that’s using Barack Obama’s HealthcareTaxPlan http://www.barackobamataxplan.com/health-care/

          Hope they looking into it…They want to sound Bi-Partisan..as they spread lies by using PBO’s name

          • 171 utaustinliberal
            August 7, 2011 at 9:52 pm

            Hey Kasai, Dan Pfeiffer’s twitter handle is @Pfeiffer44 not @DPliffer44. 🙂

            • 172 Kasai
              August 7, 2011 at 9:53 pm

              No worries….just typed it wrong here..but I follow him…so all i have to do is click on his name on Tweeter.

              Thanks

            • 173 utaustinliberal
              August 7, 2011 at 9:53 pm

              You might also want to send an email to the whitehouse at http://www.whitehouse.gov and look for their contact us link. They’ll be able to get and see the message faster.

            • 174 Kasai
              August 7, 2011 at 9:57 pm

              Hopefully you guys can help in writing to the appropriate folks.Maybe they receive a few inquiries, they might look at it..and not think this is some kind of spam.
              Thanks UTA and BOB

              • 175 Kasai
                August 7, 2011 at 10:03 pm

                Sorry I meant..maybe if they receive the same message from a few people…They won’t disregard it as Spam.

  45. 176 lmrj
    August 7, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I’m tweeting. Don’t know what I’m doing but I’m tweeting. Got to give it up for the night. I can’t seem to add more followers like africa. Don’t know what I’m doing wrong. Can’t spend more time on it tonight. Thanks in advance for assistance.

  46. 177 Bobfr
    August 7, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    As we continue in our 235 years of trying to improve our Union, thought it would be good for everyone to view these remarkable images and words about the merely 7 months long struggle of Libyans to forge democracy and freedom in the face of a brutal tyrant and global terrorist:

    http://tearsforfreedom.tumblr.com/

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

  47. 180 smilingl8dy
    August 7, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Ryan is a squirming lying traitor! They r in the fire and they know it. We cannot allow them to just change positions and be happy about it. They have severely damaged this country. Millions of seniors just lost alot of money!

  48. 181 Kasai
    August 7, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    The biggest gathering in Houston (100,000.00)….while Rick Perry was preaching….and the Media fails to report…Amazing!!

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7686252.html

    http://burntorangereport.com/diary/11286/the-biggest-gathering-in-houston-yesterday

    • August 7, 2011 at 10:13 pm

      The American media ia a disgrace!

    • August 7, 2011 at 10:18 pm

      OMG, heartbreaking.

    • 184 hopefruit2
      August 7, 2011 at 10:31 pm

      Kasia, this is the first time I’m seeing this. But all yesterday and through this morning, I saw reports of Perry “drawing a big crowd of 25000” plastered all over the internet news sites like MSNBC.com.

      That’s why when a commenter posted yesterday that they didn’t think that the media was in the pockets of the GOP, we had to set them straight right away.

  49. August 7, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Watching the foreclosure segment on 60 minutes with Scott Pelley. It is infuriating and heartbreaking to see what these people have endured from these reckless and criminal practices. Just terrible.

  50. August 7, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Well people I’m off to retire….we will rise to fight another day.

  51. 188 Kasai
    August 7, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I used to really respect…but today was enough for me…..So here’s my tweet conversation I had with her..and many more…Hope she learns, we no longer sitting by the sidelines, while the spread this nonsense.

    @DonnaBrazile: This is a great essay and worth the long read. Very tough political environment. What Happened to Obama’s Passion? –

    My Reply @DonnaBrazile; HA!! the writer fails to mention, 1> Media failed to report facts..instead R/W talking points 2>Lots of Bigotry came 2 surface

    @DonnaBrazile: Bottom line. We have not recovered from the bad choices made over a decade ago. Jobs recovery will take years. Time to end partisan games.

    My Reply@DonnaBrazile: I will respect your position, When you stop pushing someone’s idea based on BS, Bi-Partisanship comes only, when “Truth” is told

    • 189 Chi
      August 8, 2011 at 5:29 am

      Thank you so much for that Kasai…

      Shame on Donna Brazile…

      Is she really that desperate to keep her little gig at CNN…? History will judge them all very harshly…

  52. 190 Kasai
    August 7, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    *used to respect her (Donna Brazile)

  53. 191 Pam
    August 8, 2011 at 10:52 am

    John Kerry has not always been supportive of President Obama. Kerry is up to something. I hope TOD will remain TOD and doesn’t end up with egg on its face because of the treatment they are giving him.


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