President Obama is presented with a Green Bays Packers football jersey by quarterback Aaron Rodgers during a ceremony honoring the Super Bowl XLV Champion Green Bay Packers, Aug. 12

President Obama reacts to being presented with a stock certificate by Green Bay Packers football cornerback Charles Woodson

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  1. 1 Fred
    August 12, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    what a racist and sexist asshole and I will NOT apologize

    GOP Rep. Louis Gohmert: Pelosi’s face on golf balls will put `oomph’ into your game

  2. 20 COS
    August 12, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    PBO loves the welcome events for the sports teams. Congrats Packers.

      • August 12, 2011 at 5:43 pm

        I hope that dirt bag loses in 2012. I really do not think Elizabeth wants to be a politician. She is a doer and I think she would be frustrated with how difficult it is to do anything. She says teaching is what she loves.

        So, do any of you know of someone besides Vicky Kennedy who might be interested in running? There has got to be someone. I cannot stand Brown. Smarmy little toad.

      • 23 EDP4BHO
        August 12, 2011 at 10:24 pm

        Great, now are we marching in September or not, guys? I mentioned it a couple of times…..all it takes is FB, akin to those so-called flash mobs. Just show up with signs, as congress critters return to work. It can’t be too hard to get together on a vacation day.

    • 24 GGail
      August 12, 2011 at 6:15 pm

      And so do I COS! It’s always great to see the teams interact with POTUS. Plus it gives the teams a chance to give back while in DC. A win/win situation.

  3. 25 Ladyhawke
    August 12, 2011 at 2:28 pm


    GOP Scrambles To Blame S&P Downgrade On Democrats


    When Standard & Poor’s downgraded America’s credit rating from AAA to AA+, they cited the tenuous reliability of our nation’s political system. They even took the unusual step of calling out congressional Republicans for their absolute refusal to consider revenue increases as part of a debt-reduction solution. Yet the same Republicans who spent the months leading up to August 2nd playing a dangerous game of chicken with our nation’s fiscal solvency are now trying to wash their hands of the outcome, deciding instead to blame President Obama and the Democrats for the downgrade. They’re also arguing that the passage of a balanced budget amendment would have prevented the downgrade, even though a day after the announcement S&P Managing Director John Chambers stated without equivocation that a balanced budget amendment would hurt, not help, the government’s ability to respond to the fiscal crisis.



    • August 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm

      Media Matters should have ample footage of Fox hosts and guests claiming that a default wouldn’t be a big deal, that the Dems were fear mongering and and a default is really a good thing.

    • 28 Ladyhawke
      August 12, 2011 at 2:32 pm

      Also see this item posted by ***Fred*** in a previous thread:

      After Triggering Downgrade, Debt Default Skeptics Try To Run From Their Records — But They Can’t


      Standard & Poors has a specific justification for downgrading the U.S. bond rating, and it’s deadly for Republicans. It wasn’t just that Congress showed itself to be reckless and dysfunctional, or that the GOP shows no sign of ever ending their anti-tax jihad. It’s that for a period of weeks, some lawmakers (read: Republicans) were quite literally shrugging off the risks of blowing past the August 2 deadline, running out of borrowing authority, and missing payment obligations.

      “[P]eople in the political arena were even talking about a potential default,” said Joydeep Mukherji, senior directior at S&P. “That a country even has such voices, albeit a minority, is something notable,” he added. “This kind of rhetoric is not common amongst AAA sovereigns.”



    • 29 lockewasright
      August 12, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      If John Boehner (R- Wonka Factory) got 98% of what the GOP wanted, then what they wanted was not effective. That’s because they DID get what they wanted and it only proved that they don’t know what they’re talking about by yielding bad results.

  4. August 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    O/T: My daughter just shared this on FB. Some of you may have already read it since it was written in March.
    http://usa.goooh.com/2011/03/16/taxes/charley-reeses-final-column-why-we-have-taxes-and-deficits/. I would interested in some responses after some of you read it. Good idea for me to share on my FB or not????? Please let me know. Thanks.

    Also want to say that my heart hurts and I get SO angry when I read LTE’s in our newspaper. So many are the typical ones you would expect to see in this very red area……so filled with hate and either outright lies and half-truths. One can tell where the people are getting their info–either Faux News or right-wing radio. There’s two hatchet jobs in today’s paper. I couldn’t even finish either one…….skimmed over the last third to half of them. 😦

  5. August 12, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    With all the yelling, I couldn’t understand if the crowd was supportive or combative. ??????

  6. August 12, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Here’s the DSCC press release which recaps all the polls that show Dems leading Rs. Good to keep handy for background.


  7. 35 Debz
    August 12, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    As a fellow Bears fan, this must have killed PBO to have to do this.

    • 36 utaustinliberal
      August 12, 2011 at 7:29 pm

      I know right? I’m not from Chicago but I do loooove the bears. I was rooting 100% hardcore for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Oh well, what’s done is done. 🙂

  8. 37 nintendowii10
    August 12, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I was watching FoxSnooze at the auto repair shop getting my car fixed and I saw the news about some court declaring the mandate in HCR unconstitutional, as well as Meghan Kelly showing some poll showing that 70% of Americans believe PBO made our troubles worse. This is how low the right wing will stoop to make PBO a one termer, they’re shoving this crap down people’s throats and it really pisses me off to see people buy it as gospel.

    On topic, I was pissed that the FudgePackers won (I’m a Steelers fan), but hey, I’m over it, Hopefully the Steelers are ready to kick ass and dominate this season.

    • 38 Doris
      August 12, 2011 at 3:45 pm

      Ditto, Steelers fan all the way. 😀

    • 40 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      August 12, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      They are FEEDING their base. PPP and Gallup polling share the opposite. 59% believe the President is not at fault for the current economic crisis. I hear Teathug talking points at work all the time. A conservative women I work with is in HEAVENLY BLISS that Rick Perry is entering the race. She says not only will she vote for him but she will work for his campaign.

      Rick Perry will be a formidible force folks. He will have the Evangelical Base Rightwing Base fired up! Not to mention Racist hate mongers, anti immagrationist, homophobes, and anti government crowd. 😕

      • 41 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        August 12, 2011 at 4:20 pm

        That is Fox is feeding their base with LIES. Rethugs at work believe the Second Coming of Jesus is here with Perry’s entrance.

  9. August 12, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    In case you guys missed it, here’s some delicious Presidential eye candy from his visit to Michigan yesterday, courtesy of my lovely wife and her amazing photography.


  10. August 12, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Here’s an interesting take on what we could do if the individual mandate is struck down: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/all-is-not-lost-if-the-individual-mandate-is-struck-down/

    • August 12, 2011 at 5:55 pm

      Well, that gives me hope. The only sad thing is that so many who live in red country will not be helped. I know my, our, state would go for that as long as teabagger Rob McKeena does not win the governorship. Tien, sometimes I get so angry that we do not have a state tax and taxes are not going up anytime soon. Maybe we should hire a hit man to take out John Enima.

      It is no wonder we are so broke.

      • 51 sjterrid
        August 13, 2011 at 12:09 am

        Dorothy, I usually like your comments, but I really have a problem with your comment about hiring a hit man. I know you are not serious,
        but we shouldn’t use violent rhetoric like that.

  11. August 12, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    OT – but good news

    I am always pestering my family (in person and online families) about buying local. I am sure you folks will eventually get so tired of it you will roll your eyes like my children do. With that theme in mind I was delighted to find this story about Farmers Markets.

    More than 1,000 New Farmers Markets Recorded Across Country as USDA Directory Reveals 17 Percent Growth

    This gives jobs to local and smaller farmers, while saving fuel costs and allowing folks to get healthy fresh produce.

    Go Farmers Markets……

    • 53 EDP4BHO
      August 12, 2011 at 10:15 pm

      Thanks. WIW. This is one of my favorite topics. I have a small garden, so I depend on farmers markets quite often. Going there tomorrow in fact. If I had the means, I’d have a small farm. I knew awhile ago I was not a city girl….born and raised, but country at heart 😀

  12. August 12, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Last story for the day

    Secretary chu is at it again, doing good things and helping the environment.

    DOE Offers Loan Guarantee for Cellulosic Bio-Refinery in Iowa
    This refinery uses corns husks, leaves, and other waste products so it does not cause the price of corn to go up.


  13. 55 PoliticalJunkessa
    August 12, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Love the Commander in Chief jersey! And Aaron Rodger is quite easy on the eyes….mmmhmmmm. I hated that the Steelers lost, and the Giants are my team, but the Packers ain’t that bad, lol.

  14. 56 AnitaW
    August 12, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    The Packers visit looks as if it was great fun. Although I think POTUS forgot to let McCarthy speak. I love the interaction with Woodson and Rodgers with POTUS. They look as if they were having a great time.

  15. 57 carolyn
    August 12, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Yes, a great time. Remember how awkward GWB always looked at these events…..truly pathetic. I love the President’s enjoyment of what he does.
    Whether it’s inspecting a battery factory in Michigan, or addressing a DNC event, or holding a town hall, or rejoicing with athletic teams, he is in it every minute.

  16. August 12, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    I love how PBO was like:” if I’m part owner, then maybe we can do a trade, by sending _________ down to chi-town”
    Crowds boos.
    Woodson: “minority owner”— I love PBO’s reaction to what Woodson says. He looked like he was dying of laughter!
    I loved how PBO was like: “enjoy it while it lasts……. keep in mind, I’m the only guy here who can ground flights going into ( I think he said Wisc.)”
    hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! PBO is hilarious. I love how he enjoys doing even this, even if it was very painful for him 😦 (Poor Bears).

  17. 61 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    August 12, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    OMG! I love that video and those pictures are hilarious. The good humor is infectious. Coming from Viking territory the Green Bay win is a painful thing for many people here too. But they are pretty cool guys and the President looks to have enjoyed this event very much. This post just made my day. 🙂

  18. 67 Ceb
    August 12, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    It is good to see him smile and have a lighter moment. His ability to live in the moment is rare; this is even more incredible when I you consider all that he has going on.

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