a word from tally: dearest PL/EmoProgs everywhere

Dearest PL/EmoProgs everywhere…..

President Obama is just like the GOP??
uhm yeah… because…. Republicans are all for:

 – Lifting the ban on stem cell research

– Ending DADT

– the ACA (which will lead to the end of for-profit health care and usher in Single Payer when the Non-Profits come online in 2014 IF WE DON’T FUCK IT UP AND ALLOW MORE GOP INTO OFFICE.)

– START Treaty

– NOT Privatizing Social Security, Medicare, & Medicade

– Ending the Bush tax cuts

– Creating infrastructure jobs – IN AMERICA

– Cutting defense spending with the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act

– Trying to close GITMO (even though only 6 dems voted to close it)

– Credit Card Bill of Rights

– $4.6 Billion to the VA

– More funding for Violence Against Women Act

– Beginning the lift on the Cuba embargo

– Getting banks out of the college loan business

– 10% more funding for National Parks (til the GOP killed it and insisted on Program [aka JOB] cuts)

– Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act

– Creating the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer

– Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

– Financial Reform Law

– Closing the Medicare D gap

– More funding for Individuals With Disabilities Education Act

– Extending Benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees

– Appointing more openly gay officials than any POTUS

– American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (which we now need on steroids)

– Creating more private sector jobs in 2010 (IN THE USA) than during entire Bush years

– First Latina on the SCOTUS

– Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FDA regulation of Tobacco – you mean it wasn’t before??? WTF???)

– Increasing average fuel economy standards

– Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

– Getting families to DOVER


– Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act

– Killed Bin Laden (instead of making deals with him)

– Taking down Gaddafi (instead of making deals with him)

There’s more, but there are only so many hours in a day, and I’ve got other things to DO.


Of course, everything above AND MORE will be overturned the second that President Perry or Bachmann gets into office, INCLUDING AT LEAST THREE MORE SCOTUS APPOINTMENTS – but by all means, stay home and whine 24/7 about how Obama isn’t President Superfly, because GETTING MAD worked for GHANDI, MLK, and NELSON MANDELA. NONE of whom were President of the United States, weren’t faced with a dishonest media, a certifiably insane opposition who complain when their children are taught science instead of creationism, and e-voting fraud on an epic scale.

Now if we could only be like Canada and outlaw newscasters lying.

139 Responses to “a word from tally: dearest PL/EmoProgs everywhere”

  1. 1 Sue in Minnesota
    August 22, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Tally HO! Amen to this. Thanks Tally for such a powerful and righteous voice.

    Spread it around everyone……far and wide.

  2. August 22, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    We stay home again we lose another seat on the Supreme Court. Ruth is not getting any younger?

    • August 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      Political Cassandra – aka Princess Potty Mouth – aka ME – says there will be THREE SOCTUS appointments MINIMUM between NOW, and January 2017.

      THREE. Minimum.

      • 4 HZ
        August 22, 2011 at 9:39 pm

        Tally, I was just discussing that with a friend on Sat. Yes, three, minimum.

      • 5 Betsy
        August 23, 2011 at 12:56 am

        I sure hope that Clarence Thomas is gone before he can rule the healthcare law, Obama Cares, unconstitutional, Tally. I really, really do not like that guy. Read an article about him by Jeffrey Toobin today that scared the shit out of me.

    • August 22, 2011 at 8:51 pm

      HELLO SUE!! So great to see you here. This is a wonderful place to hang out and there are NO TROLLS!! Hope all is well with you.

    • 9 57andFemale
      August 23, 2011 at 11:34 am

      And Kennedy. Can you imagine how we could change the direction of the Court if we could replace Kennedy?

      And as a sobering thought — what evils will be unleashed on this country over the next two generations if any of these Justices are replaced with the right wing hacks in the Bush mold? Truly — God help this great nation.

  3. August 22, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Talley, i know yo “butt” is tired after puttin’ all that lumber together. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are tougher than an old boot. 😉

  4. 11 MTmarilyn
    August 22, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Tally you are wonderful!!!! You know how to put things so we all understand. Do you think anyone will listen?

  5. 12 Andogriff
    August 22, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    WOW Tally, brilliant! Best summing up EVER… hope I can borrow this to post to everyone on my list! Thanks also to you, Ms Chips, for the fantastic blog, and all you do for us. I don’t write much, but read your posts every day. Much love to you and everyone here, it is an oasis of calm and hope in the midst of all the media hype!

    • August 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      Spread it until your fingers bleed!


      • 14 HZ
        August 22, 2011 at 9:04 pm

        Tally, I am not all that tech savvy, but I will put mine on a flyer sheet and get copies made to pass out in my community. No bleed of the fingers, but I promise to wear comfortable shoes for my sake and my cardiologist’s approval. The walking will be fine, but the sweeling is not so great, but for what we need and must do, it is worth this senior getting it done. I am in and ready to go. Pray for me.HZ

        • August 22, 2011 at 9:12 pm


          As ALWAYS – everyone feel free to tweet, email, cut/paste, cross post on whatever site you want.

          I just posted it over on that thread with the BINGO at Randi’s blog.

  6. 16 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Haha. Good stuff tally. Off to tweet this to mindless emoprogs everywhere. I wonder when they’ll get it into their thick skulls that he is the MOST progressive President we’ve EVER had. If only they would shut their trap, spare us their nonsense, work to re-elect him and most importantly, GIVE HIM A FUCKING DEMOCRATIC LED CONGRESS!!!!!

    • 17 Doris
      August 22, 2011 at 8:29 pm

      HA! UT, I was going to say “good stuff” Tally. I love all you smart PEOPLE!!! Man, this is the place to be. Thanks Chips and you as well UT. My favorite news source–The Obama Diary. 😀

      • 18 HZ
        August 22, 2011 at 9:07 pm

        Doris, I am with you. What a group to be in!! I love it. There are sweet and smart spirits in this place, you know what I mean, Doris? Love it.

        • 19 Doris
          August 22, 2011 at 9:10 pm

          Yes, I do honey, I know what you mean. This is my family and it goes without saying, I love it here. I was wonderfing where you were today. I have been on and off. Tried to do some housework today and not stay on the nets allllll dayyyyyy loonggggg. But, I am hopelessly addicted to this site and you guys. Love ya.

          • 20 HZ
            August 22, 2011 at 9:26 pm

            I was moving slowly today, Doris. I want to thank you for asking about me. You are one of those sweet spirits among our family here. I am also trying to do a little here and a little there. But I had to take extra steps in my food preparation for my IBS, so I got on later after posting my Twitter infor. Love you for thinking of me, Doris. I love this place also. HZ

            • 21 Doris
              August 22, 2011 at 9:36 pm

              Have you tried probiotics? I have read that they help with your condition. Don’t want to monday morning quarterback, but probiotics have help me in this area too. I take them everyday and don’t have nearly the stomach problems that I did. Got you in my prayers everyday.

          • 22 Betsy
            August 23, 2011 at 1:08 am

            I’m afraid you are not alone in your addiction. I am on this site several times a day, but don’t always write. Everyone is much more informed and eloquent than I, but I love reading everything. Tally’s post is awesome.

    • 23 Sue in Minnesota
      August 22, 2011 at 8:32 pm

      A supportive Congress and supportive constituents, what every effective President needs.

      Wake up and get behind our leader. Become the force, or get your ass out of the way.

  7. 25 Christopher John
    August 22, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    But, but, but, but, LARRY SUMMERS!!! *whiiiiiiiine*


  8. 26 ChristiMtl
    August 22, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Fantastic as usual Tally!

    And yes to this:!!
    Now if we could only be like Canada and outlaw newscasters lying.

    That’s why I say it’s like 2 different worlds for me, it is illegal for newscasters to lie here, period.
    It’s seem that in the States, it’s illegal to tell the truth.
    A newscaster should not be part of a propaganda machine and lie and spin and promote one party, just give the news, the facts.

    • 27 JoJothecat
      August 22, 2011 at 9:25 pm

      We once had journalist had integrity in this country. Now it’s part of entertainment. Maybe if we get a non-partisan supreme court again they will apply truth in advertisement to the News. You can’t call yourself News if you spread lies.

  9. 28 nintendowii10
    August 22, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I posted this a couple of threads back, but it’s more appropriate here:

    Funny PUMA Bingo photo I found courtesy of poster RoyPDX over at the Randi Rhodes Message Board:

    And the thread which featured said photo:


    • 29 utaustinliberal
      August 22, 2011 at 8:54 pm

      Hahahahahahaha “PUMA BINGO.” 😆 😆 😆 😆 Great find Nintendowii10. PUMA’s are on the same level as the PL and the Emoprogs: All hopelessly idiotic.

      • 30 PamfromCalif
        August 22, 2011 at 9:07 pm

        What are Emoprogs?

        • August 22, 2011 at 9:10 pm

          Whining (emo/emotional) Progressives, who complain that they did not elect President John Shaft, and didn’t receive a perfect progressive unicorn that shits rainbows on Jan 21st, 2009.

        • 33 utaustinliberal
          August 22, 2011 at 9:16 pm

          Emoprogs means Emoprogressives. In the rock/punk world, emo people are normally teenagers(or some young adults) who dress in all black or mix it up with colors like neon red, neon pink ,neon green, act all depressed, wear heavy goth like makeup with dark eyeliner and have a constant woe is me attitude even when their life is 100% perfect. They’re overly emotional, never satisfied with ANYTHING, wishy washy, and irritating. So the same concept was applied to a certain group of progressives who are NEVER satisfied with anything President Obama does. One minute they support him, next minute they bash him. They’re always woe is me. I voted for President Obama but he’s not an extreme lefty. He hasn’t done this and that and this and that and this and that. You get my drift: Emoprogs.

  10. 36 maritza
    August 22, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I took the liberty to dig this and here is the link just in case there are some digger out there: http://digg.com/news/politics/a_word_from_tally

  11. August 22, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Thanks very much for the ammunition, Tally.

  12. August 22, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    The Above Photo Of Our President And The look with the shades The caption should read “I’M The GODFATHER AND YOU DON”T WANT A PIECE OF ME,BECAUSE I TAKE NO NAMES AND NO PRISONERS.”

  13. 39 Left-Indie
    August 22, 2011 at 8:57 pm


  14. 40 HZ
    August 22, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Thanks Tally. Brilliant as usual in allowing us to continue to focus on what has been done by President Obama in such a short amount of time. Now, let us focus on what we can still accomplish in the future with this great visionary, intelligent, calm, compassionate, hardworking, and caring President. Without the hard, daily, encouraging, and heavy lifting of such a beautiful, calm, respectful, and brilliant creator, as our Chipsticks, we would not be able to sit and engage in such realistic issues,, respectful conversations, brilliant interactions with contributors such as Tally’s today. Two beautiful and brilliant minds along with so many others keeping us focus on where we should be and need to be to get this great President, Barack Obama re-elect in 2012. He wants to finish the job that he started under dire circumstancces indeed and we want to be right there with him to make it happen. We Can Do It, and We Will do It in 2012. Boots on and Ready to Go. Thanks Tally. Thanks so much to our beautiful Chips. HZ

  15. 41 Me4obama
    August 22, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    OT if anyone wants to see Huntman play a pianno and speak chinese tune in to Piers Hacker Morgan. I won’t be watching.

  16. 46 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    August 22, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Thanks so much Tally. I’ll get tweeting. Nice Pic Chipsticks! It’s been my screensaver since the last time you posted it. We never had a President this cool before 🙂

  17. 48 busbus
    August 22, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    OT: In one of my online subscriptions which I just opened this evening, there was an article stating that a high Republican operative in Iowa has stated that Sarah Palin will enter the presidential race by the end of September. He also stated that she will win. I’m sorry that I can’t give you a link because I deleted it. In the article, it is stated that when Palin was leaving the fair, she told her audience, “I’ll see you in September.”

    I did send a copy to a friend, so, if I can get the link, will place it here later.

    • 49 Me4obama
      August 22, 2011 at 9:15 pm

      Run quitter Run. I bet there was no reporter covering her since every is glued to Libya and chuck Todd is on vacation.

      • 50 Obama Grandmama
        August 22, 2011 at 10:11 pm

        I figure Palin wants to get in as late as possible sort of like in the VP run so she doesn’t have to do too many debates and can dodge the press for hardline questions. She wants the others to be examined and fail so she can step in as the saving candidate. Remember when she would hide from the press after making the mistakes with Katie Curick?

    • August 22, 2011 at 9:22 pm

      Grasping at the last straws of attention from anybody who will listen. Even if she gets in, it will only be long enough to score her some additional DOLLARS.

    • 52 desertflower
      August 22, 2011 at 10:06 pm

      ThinkProgress had that…KKKaarl Rove made the statement as I recall. Sept 3rd was mentioned…pissed me off because that’s my son’s birthday and I really didn’t want to hear SQUAT from that woman on his day! But, now…whatever. Run, Sarah, run!

      • 53 jacquelineoboomer
        August 22, 2011 at 10:14 pm

        Ha! We are so “into” the President and all he stands for (and, I’m sure, have made him part of our families), that we don’t want these idiots touching our personal things – like our son’s birthday! I’d feel the same about my son’s birthday!

    • 54 Sue in Minnesota
      August 23, 2011 at 7:53 am

      Latest Palinism…ABO, anyone but Obama…..let’s commandeer that and twist it back on her….Absolutely Barack Obama

      …any other ‘a’ words we can insert to trash her acronym?

      I abhor her, I don’t want Americans to be subjected to her for even a nano second…I ‘ld like to see her whisked away in a straight jacket, to a secure but remote mental facility where they can attempt to locate her humanity. Brain transplant?, maybe a heart transplant while they are at it….because if she has one, it is rotten. I’m thinking she doesn’t, just an empty dark hole.

  18. 55 ChristiMtl
    August 22, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I’ve been boycotting Maddow for a while but watching it tonight to see what’s going on in Libya, great reporting,!,

  19. August 22, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    BWA HA HA HA Love it, I’m printing out copies of that PUMA BIMBO… I mean BINGO card.

  20. 58 sabreen60
    August 22, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Thank you Tally. I’ve tweeted this and put in on FB. Oh, and Chipsticks, I love this picture.

  21. August 22, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    This is a cool photo!


    What a difference PBO has made.

  22. 73 N
    August 22, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I think we should push back on the emo left but keep our eye on the ball… persuading persuadable voters, making sure people have good information, and registering voters. Getting out into the field always energizes me!

  23. 75 ChristiMtl
    August 22, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    The president of Standard & Poor’s, Deven Sharma, is stepping down, just a few weeks after the ratings firm issued a controversial downgrade of U.S. government debt, the Financial Times reported.

  24. 83 Esmerelda
    August 22, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    23/08/2011 02:25
    Obama could give a speech naked, upside down, balancing on a teleprompter and it would be less embarrassing than a Republican speech. #p2

  25. 84 Me4obama
    August 22, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Has anyone seen John Boner since yesterday and Qaddafi is no where to be seen!!! Hmmmm. Goodnite family I hope tomorrow brings more hope for the Libyan People.

    • 85 hopefruit2
      August 22, 2011 at 9:39 pm

      Boner is on vacation with the rest of congress. Qaddafi is hiding because his days are numbered. Have a good night me4obama!

    • August 22, 2011 at 9:44 pm

      Rusty and his aides are still trying to find Libya on a map, they’re currently searching South America. Once they locate it, he’ll share his foreign policy expertise with us.

      • 87 jacquelineoboomer
        August 22, 2011 at 9:52 pm

        *Rusty* !!!!

        I’m really not sure I’ve seen that nickname for him before, so thanks! Totally enjoyed it!

        • August 22, 2011 at 9:58 pm

          It comes from a reference PBO made to Boehner at the Gridiron dinner last March:

          “I’ve made a few jokes over the years about John’s unusual coloring. I used to think that it was a tan. But after seeing how often he tears up, I’ve come to realize: That’s not a tan. That’s rust!”

          • 89 jacquelineoboomer
            August 22, 2011 at 10:12 pm

            Oh, thanks, now I remember it (and I’m even picturing PBO’s saying it – so thanks for that sweet image!) …

      • 90 GGail
        August 22, 2011 at 10:15 pm

        LOL!!!! maybe someone should suggest he Google it!

  26. 92 xtine
    August 22, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Not quite sure what I just saw on Al J, but the son who was under arrest yesterday (Seif) was out there w/ his supporters. Little grey beard happening, but he seemed defiant. If he was arrested, how did he get out? Does anyone know how that happened?

    • 93 hopefruit2
      August 22, 2011 at 10:01 pm

      he may or may not have been arrested. But taking my cues from the President’s two statements, the details of the sons do not seem to be of particular importance in the grand scheme of things. If you notice, Obama never mentioned them in any of his statements, so I think the media made a much bigger deal of this issue.

      • 94 xtine
        August 22, 2011 at 10:26 pm

        Thank you, hopefruit2. Probably things are in chaos, and when that happens rumors become reality, & vice-versa. The son was probably doing his last hurrah! 🙂 For a minute there I wasn’t sure what the heck?!! The chicken may have lost it’s head, but it’s still running around the damn compound! 🙂 I think that’s why our Pres was cautious with his words.

  27. August 22, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Romans 13 is soooo on it right now. All i can do is sit here in my rocker and nod my head. i hope i live long enough to see it.

  28. August 22, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    THANK YOU Tally!!! Well done!

  29. 98 desertflower
    August 22, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Many thanks, Tally. Spot on, as usual!

  30. August 22, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    i just watched PBS Newshour and saw a great video clip of President Obama’s remarks on Libya, a very well done piece. I have posted it at my blog. I have originally thought it was just audio but this had video too.

    Sorry to be out of the loop the last few days, school started today so I am up to my eyeballs in students.

    Qaddafi’s Downfall, Obama’s Victory

    • August 22, 2011 at 10:53 pm

      News is very confusing in Libya. Have no idea what is going on.

    • 102 Sue in Minnesota
      August 23, 2011 at 8:01 am

      Hope you have a rewarding and productive school year. It reassures me to know that we have students in your very capable and motivated hands. Thanks for your dedication to one of our most important assets..our minds and the opportunity to develope and use them. No wonder you do such an awesome job of informing us.

      I ‘heart’ teachers!

    • 104 zizi
      August 23, 2011 at 12:53 am

      Weii I read the full Ryan Lizza article that Smartypants’ piece was based on. it was an attempted at a sophisticated hitpiece. These are the comments I posted at Smartypants’ site:

      It is ironic that Ryan Lizza published that piece on May 2, the day after bin Laden’s killing. The entire piece reads as a hit piece on President Obama’s leadership style. He truly sucked up to Hillary Clinton. In this entire lengthy piece he could not find a single person who firmly argued the President’s position on anything?

      First it was Bill Clinton’s snide comment re Holbrooke, then it was the latter’s widow’s negative comments, then it was Wisner, then, the State Dept aide who resigned, then Brzezinski’s disappointment. So why did Lizza bother writing about a President’s whose foreign policy reasoning he was uninterested in discovering?

      Well as Karma would have it, much of Lizza’s griping became moot the day the article came out. And it is even more damning that the paper and article went to bed before the bin Laden bombshell, so no chance to revise anything in this hit piece. And here we have it; a beltway shallow name-dropping diatribe masquerading as analysis!

      • 105 Chi
        August 23, 2011 at 5:01 am

        Absolutely spot on zizi…

        I read Ryan Lizza’s very muddled-up attempt at a hit piece which failed miserably…

        Contradictions abound in this very holey and incoherent piece by Lizza…

        Ryan sure seems to have what is suspiciously unfettered access to hostile, anti-President Obama anonymous State Department sources and to Hillary Clinton too…

        Try as he may, he fails to make any sense even as he dismisses and trivializes every action, thought, word, deed of President Obama’s from childhood to Presidency…

        He ascribes political motives to every single waking moment in President Obama’s life and every action from birth…

        He is condescending and demeaning and dismissive sprinkling the article with key words like ‘part-time’, ‘forgettable’, ‘coasted’, ‘lacking’, ‘provincial’…

        In the same breath, he enthuses as he embellishes and exaggerates the every trivial and inconsequential piece of minutiae he can get his hands on where everyone else is concerned…

        He does this in particular with Hillary…

        But it is indeed rather amusing how he twists himself in a pretzel contradicting himself…

        In one breath, the very accomplished Pulitzer prize winning Samantha Power leaves her Harvard job for some strange reason to go work in the office of this very unimpressive/inconsequential fledgling Senator Lizza writes about…

        “…After reading “A Problem from Hell,” Obama invited Power to dinner. He said he wanted to talk about foreign policy. The meal lasted four hours. As a fledgling member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and an ambitious politician with his sights set on higher office, Obama agreed to have Power spend a year in his office as a foreign-policy fellow…”

        Obama the ‘fledgling’ Senator ‘agreed’ to have her in his office as foreign-policy fellow…? Really…a fledgling Senator pulled that off simply by being ‘politically ambitious’…

        If only that is what it takes Mr. Lizza…

        The most telling part of this extremely poor attempt to diminish President Obama…? The glaringly contradictory story lines on the late Richard Holbrooke…

        “…Holbrooke had been a devoted supporter of Hillary Clinton during the Presidential campaign, and she protected him from Obama aides who viewed with suspicion his sizable ego and stream of positive press clippings. When a top official at the White House tried to push Holbrooke out, in early 2010, Clinton intervened on his behalf. But Holbrooke still could not get a one-on-one meeting with the President…

        “… And at the crucial national-security meetings on Afghanistan Clinton did not adopt Holbrooke’s views. She sided with Gates and the generals in calling for the maximum number of soldiers to surge into Afghanistan. Obama agreed to send thirty thousand more troops, although he insisted that they would start coming home in July, 2011. Holbrooke’s widow, the writer Kati Marton, who has been reviewing her husband’s memos and archives, told me that they “tell a dramatic story of a fractured relationship between the State Department and White House…”

        “…On December 11, 2010, while meeting with Clinton at the State Department, Holbrooke suffered a split aorta, and he died forty-eight hours later. Bill Clinton spoke at Holbrooke’s memorial service, held on January 14th at the Kennedy Center. “I loved the guy—because he could do,” Clinton said. “Doing in diplomacy saves lives.” He went on, “And I never did understand how people would let a little rough edges, which to me was so obvious what he was doing, it was so obvious why he felt the way he did—I could never understand people who didn’t appreciate him.”

        “… Several people told Marton they thought that Bill Clinton was sending a message to Obama…”

        If anyone understands any of this, please do explain how President Obama gets blamed for Hillary Clinton siding *with* Bob Gates on a very crucial matter *against* the same sagely Holbrooke she tried to ‘protect’ from President Obama…

        Ryan Lizza’s intentions in this weak, rambling screed are so obvious and his motives, glaring…

        But to understand for whom he works and on whose behalf he attacks President Obama, one need not look further than his sources for this hit piece – which in true Karmic spirit, literally falls apart not only from its incoherence and many contradictions, but the subsequent unfolding of political events he incorrectly calls…

        How embarrassing for Ryan…

        Even more embarrassing…?

        Invoking and quoting Anne-Marie Slaughter…

        Effusively wheezing on about and attempting to cast this dyed in the wool, self-aggrandizing, Iraq war cheer-leading PUMA as some conscious,high-minded, compassionate liberal humanitarian is simply laughable,.. to say the very least…

        • 106 Sue in Minnesota
          August 23, 2011 at 8:27 am

          Thank you, your analysis is very intresting. Two things……1, Bill Clinton needs to take his fat ego and stay out of all of this. He seems to like to stir things up, and it seems to be motivated by his self-aggrandizing emotional needs. His stature continues to shrink in my eyes, and it is precisely because his ego can not seem to get out of the way. 2. It is interesting to observe all the oversized egos, competing for affirmation. President Obama seems to have the affect of making these “egos” come unglued. Which I am thinking is a very good thing , makes it easier to deconstruct the thinking and the power centers of the status quo, makes it easier to clear the way for new thinking, new energy and new direction. People continue to underestimate our President. Bad move.

          I watched several interviews Rachel Maddow conducted with Richard Holbrook, I never saw any cracks in his working relationship with the President, or anything less than total support and cooperation with our CiC. If he had issues with PBO he kept them close to his vest.

  31. 107 Isabel
    August 22, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    There are even more at http://obamaachievements.org/list

    And I think there are some that have not been added to that!

  32. 108 jacquelineoboomer
    August 22, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Wow – check out the NATO leaflets dropped in Libya:


  33. 112 Eleroy
    August 22, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Well done Tally!!! This needs to be spread far and wide!!! I am sick and tired of the nonsense form those who have infiltrated the Dem. party pretending to be our “progressive” voices but are only there to destroy the party from within!!!
    When I hear the same people who keep screaming that President Obama is “not progressive enough” for them, but gush at how “moderate and reasonable” the Koch-sucking Jon Huntsman is, I want to break something!!!

    That is all you need to know about these “progressives”!!! They are anything but and are wolf in wolf clothing!!! They are exactly what they have represented themselves to be, dishonest, underhanded, selfserving, opportunistic, childish, narcissistic anarchists!!! We will defeat them all!!!

    YES WE CAN!!! Obama/Biden 2012!!!

  34. 114 GGail
    August 22, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Every week day eve at 7pm PST, I turn to MSNBC online to catch Rev Al, but lately I’ve also been viewing and enjoying Melissa Harris-Perry on The Last Word. She has done a fantastic job during LOD’s period of bereavement and I hope we let MSNBC hear that she deserves a slot too. I sent them an email saying how much I enjoyed her and her guests.

    • 115 Eleroy
      August 22, 2011 at 11:43 pm

      I wish she would stop elevating the GOP and their fake candidates though!!! Yesterday, sarah Palin, today, Jon Huntsman!!!
      It is so intellectually DISHONEST to pretend that a group of people who have cdriven our country to the brink and continue to obstruct progress are somehow necessary for a “healthy” 2 party system for our country!!! puleeezz!!!

      • August 23, 2011 at 12:53 am

        i don’t know about that. Huntsman is the sanest of the bunch and is talking straight-up. We must be careful. Imho anybody but Huntsman otherwise the fight for the independent vote will be like jungle warfare.

        • 118 Chi
          August 23, 2011 at 3:30 am

          Sane is a very relative term dear friend…

          And the straight-up talk you reference is simply a wobbly strategy his handlers are test-driving to see if his single digit poll numbers can be improved…

          In other words, this is simply a cynical attempt at standing out from the crowded field…

          In the end however, truth is Huntsman is no different from the pack…

          Difference is only in the newly-debuted stinky/rotten indiscernible thingy wrapped in left-over, fragrant, shiny wrapping-paper…

          If you haven’t yet noticed, Huntsman says a whole lot of nothing, speaking very vaguely in broad general terms and offering absolutely no specifics or stand on anything…

          Any Independent who falls for that, has other reasons besides policy, strength, results and character for not voting for President Obama…

          And those Independents were never there to begin with…

  35. 119 msmaggie
    August 23, 2011 at 12:07 am

    This is my all time favorite photo of President Obama……wow, still can’t get over what a hunk of fine butterscotch -skinned President he is. I’m convinced we will see another 4-years of him starting in 2013.

  36. 120 ChristiMtl
    August 23, 2011 at 12:11 am

    To anyone who might be interested to see why Jack Layton was so loved in Canada.

    Here a short 5 minutes tribute. State funeral on Saturday. It’s so incredibly sad, our hearts are heavy.


    • 121 bonkers
      August 23, 2011 at 1:38 am

      Oh damn. Didn’t know he was sick.

      I always remember Layton since several years back, when I was working in Toronto for a bit, his official campaign literature around town had photos of him with prominent images of marijuana leaves in the background. He was proudly promoting the fact that he wanted it legalized.

      My Canadian friends (extreme Liberals) have absolutely loved Layton and appreciated his pragmatism while remaining true to his Liberal ideals at the same time, like a certain someone we know here. Layton was a great admirer of President Barack Obama and had a very similar approach to politics. Very, very sad loss for all of humankind, but let’s all remember what this great Liberal’s last statement says:

      “My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”

  37. 122 a4alice
    August 23, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Tally you rock ! I’m going to pass it around and try to spread a little sunshine amongst my mn friends. Thanks! 🙂

  38. 123 desertflower
    August 23, 2011 at 12:52 am

    OT…this stupid shit of a woman is the Gov of this state….http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44235707/ns/local_news-phoenix_az/ How absolutely clueless this ugly hearted woman is.

  39. 127 Bobfr
    August 23, 2011 at 1:51 am

    Saw the following on Politicus:


    We all know whom President Obama is.

    And, he did what he did for …

    Among others … and for ALL of us … restoring the dignity and righteousness of America.

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

    • 128 Tally
      August 23, 2011 at 2:05 am

      I love that.

      “It’s called integrity.”

    • 130 Sue in Minnesota
      August 23, 2011 at 8:50 am

      Moved to tears…Integrity matters, President Obama tests all these manipulative fools because his soul is not for sale.

      Fuck you Tea Party/Republicans (same difference….useful idiots that have been used and manipulated and now have been relegated to the front lines to obscure and protect the Republican agenda) Sorry they are un-American in my book.

  40. 131 FiredUpInCA
    August 23, 2011 at 1:52 am

    “Just weeks after Standard & Poor’s downgraded the credit of the U.S. the ratings agency announced that its president of four years is stepping down.”


    Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye.

  41. 132 Tally
    August 23, 2011 at 1:55 am

    OH HAI!! I can adz more things to our LIST:

    – High-Ranking Member of Mexican Gulf Cartel Extradited to the United States to Face Drug Conspiracy Charges

    – Justice Department to Monitor Elections in Mississippi (oh dear.)

    HZ just turned me on to ONE MORE AWESOME SITE:

    😀 😀 😀

    • 133 Sue in Minnesota
      August 23, 2011 at 9:12 am

      Another letter writing campaign that HZ has reminded us of, and I hope people are engaging in….the back log of judicial appointments to our Federal courts, wasting tax payer dollars and creatiing unnecessary stress on the functioning of our judicial system. Please consider writing members of the Senate Judiary Committee, Chairman Patrick Leahy, Majority Leader Reid, and Minority Leader Turtle McConnell.
      On the Republican side, some of our ‘favorites’ 😉 Jeff Sessions, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley, Jon Kyl, Orrin Hatch, Tom Coburn..racist wimp, John Cornyn, et al. We
      should not be tolerating these Republicans games of interference with the functioning of OUR Government. Enough!

  42. 134 bonkers
    August 23, 2011 at 2:49 am

    With all that’s happened in Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Libya, the historic uprisings in Isreal, and so on, I just decided to re-read President Barack Hussein Obama’s “Cairo Speech” and I’m literally having trouble reading it through the tears in my eyes:

    Click to access obama_cairo_speech.pdf

    The nuance, wisdom, and call-to-action within this Great Man is truly mind-boggling. American President Barack Hussein Obama delivered those words just about 2 years….2 YEARS AGO…and all this HAS happened, and CONTINUES to happen in a region that hasn’t seen much progress for the general people in several generations. That speech is directly connected to what’s happening now, and directly connected to the fact that Muslims are holding American flags and holding up signs right in the heat of their history-making moments.

    I now feel President Barack Hussein Obama’s Cairo Speech now belongs in the pantheon of the WORLD’S great speeches. It directly helped these events get started, and I think we’re just seeing the beginning. Un. Believe. Able. We are watching history right before our eyes, people. Let’s appreciate this and get to work for the 2012 elections. We have got to get back the House and strengthen the Senate to help this incredible man achieve even more greatness in our short times on this Earth.

  43. August 23, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Praise God thatI was able to read this before retiring tonight — What a rationale Humkan being you are !! Thank you for assembling this inclusive TALLY of things accompliisihed — against those horrible odds. Perhaps some of those who simple don’t understand will begin to see through the fog created by the “republican boener bone-heads”.

    Too tired to go any further but I thank you for bringing this list to the forefront for those that overlook the hard work and hear only “fow foolishness”.

    I am 75 and holding; remembering that Prayer still changes things and with enough hard work and continued support to writers like you — it will also change the minds of some People.
    Thanks again !! MsYDB

  44. August 23, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Regret the Spelling errors — couldn’t see without the glasses — but you get the message. Thanks again MsYDB

    • 139 Sue in Minnesota
      August 23, 2011 at 9:16 am

      Personal question…do you have a son named Bill. I owe my 27 year career to a Bill Baskerville, who interviewed and gave me my job back in 79. A very lovely, and drop dead gorgeous man. Everytime I see your posts I think of him.

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