one day to go….

Thanks for the reminder UT: “Tomorrow, September 30th, is the end of the 3rd quarter for campaigns to file their donations with the FEC …. please Money bomb! Money bomb! for the Obama campaign and for Donna’s campaign. Spread on Twitter also.”

If you can donate to Donna Dem’s fundraiser here – even $3 would be great – you’d help her win a call from the President, and help him get re-elected  😉

Thanks everyone.

57 Responses to “one day to go….”

  1. 1 Fred
    September 29, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Gov. Nikki Haley Orders State Workers To Act Cheerful On The Phone , “Never mind the state’s 11.1 percent jobless rate and the fact that one in five residents are on Medicaid.” The normally staid Associated Press couldn’t resist quipping

    S.C. Gov. orders workers to be cheerful on phone


    Gov. Haley Wants to Cut State Employee Benefits


    South Carolina Gov. Haley Insists On Disbanding The ‘Un-American’ National Labor Relations Board

    Republicans Call NLRB ‘Thugs’ From ‘A Third-World Country’ For Standing Up For Workers


    Gov. Nikki Haley: NLRB should be disbanded


  2. 4 Fred
    September 29, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    VIDEO: Gov. Rick Scott Admits That His Biggest Budget Cut Was ‘People’

    In the same vein, Scott appeared on CNBC today, where he talked up the massive cuts he’s made to the Florida budget. However, when asked where he found “the biggest cuts,” Scott was forced to admit that “people” are what Florida has been ditching from its budget. “It’s always people,” Scott said

    Despite 600,000 Public Sector Layoffs, Darrell Issa Says Government Shouldn’t Try To Prevent Teacher Layoffs


    VIDEO: Gov. Rick Scott Brags About Laying Off 15,000 Government Workers After Decrying Florida’s High Unemployment



    • 5 theo67
      September 29, 2011 at 1:35 pm

      And some of those “people” are vets, who have been hired by the Obama administration in larger numbers, in an attempt to boost hiring of Veterans returning from war.

  3. September 29, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Good Morning TOD family

    Helping Veterans Transition to Careers in Nursing
    includes video of the President

  4. 7 Fred
    September 29, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    VIDEO :Rick Perry: EPA Is A ‘Jobs Cemetery’

    Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX), who denies the existence of global warming, loves to attack the Environmental Protection Agency, even though clean air standards spur hundreds of thousands of jobs as polluters work to clean up their act


    On CNBC this morrning, Perry said the EPA “is absolutely a jobs cemetery of an agency”:

    VIDEO: Perry called the EPA a “cemetery for jobs” at a Tea Party event on Sept. 12 as well:


  5. September 29, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Vice President Biden Announces $20 Billion in Additional Small Business Lending


    video of JB

  6. September 29, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    President Obama: “It’s Time to Build an Economy that Lasts”
    video of PBO


    This goes nicely with the MovOn campaign about Failing Bridges

    Last week, lots of people took photos of President Obama as he spoke on the Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River. It’s one of the nation’s busiest bridges, but it’s rated unsafe and functionally obsolete. And like the president said, it’s hardly the only piece of our infrastructure in desperate need of repair.

    Can you add a photo of failing infrastructure in your community?

    Everything you need is right here: http://www.workthatneedsdoing.org/americandream/.

    We’ll deliver your photos to Congress and use them to keep the focus on how we can rebuild the American Dream by putting unemployed workers back on the job fixing our communities.

  7. 10 Fred
    September 29, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Newt’s New 21st Century Contract At Odds With His Own Prior Positions On Health Care


    The document is meant to recall the former speaker’s 1994 Contract with America, but a closer reading of the new proposals suggests that the Gingrich of today may not necessarily agree with the Gingrich of yesteryear.

    For instance, the first proposal promises to “Repeal Obamacare and pass a replacement that saves lives and money by empowering patients and doctors, not bureaucrats and politicians.” The contract goes after the law’s requirement to purchase health insurance coverage beginning in 2014, calling it “unconstitutional.” It also criticizes the law’s efforts to help lower-income Americans access affordable coverage. “[O]nce the government mandates such expensive insurance, the government becomes responsible for its costs. It has to adopt expensive subsidies to help people pay for the expensive plans that it is requiring,” it reads.

    Instead, Gingrich offers to replace the law with a consumer-driven solution:

    Click to access 21st_Century_Contract_Legislative_Proposals.pdf

    This system will assure healthcare for all with no individual mandate or employer mandate of any kind. This alternative to Obamacare begins with patient power and localism and the many common sense ideas developed over the past eight years at the Center for Health Transformation.

    Over the next year, I look forward to discussing solutions for a pro-market replacement for Obamacare that puts top priority on empowering patients, focusing on the doctor patient relationship, using the best new science to save lives and save money.

    But as Mitt Romney recalled yesterday during a radio interview with Sean Hannity, Gingrich has previously supported the very mandate his contract wants to repeal.

    • 13 donna dem 4 obama
      September 29, 2011 at 12:54 pm


      • 14 desertflower
        September 29, 2011 at 1:25 pm

        DONNA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s so wonderful:) I think I would be safe to speak for everyone here that we are all so proud of you,and your hard work and dedication to the re election of our wonderful, incredible President! Proud to help out in my little way toward reaching your goal…I can only say that I know when you get that call from PBO that I wish it could be a HUGE conference call with all of us:) I can’t imagine what getting a call from him would be like…but I hope you find out and let us all know:) Start another money bomb and I promise I’ll try to donate more…things are looking up on the financial front for our family…finally, after 3 years, there seems to be optimism on the horizon….and I promise to donate more to the best President in my lifetime..This made my day.

      • 18 Roberta in MN
        September 29, 2011 at 6:01 pm

        Just added to your total. Good Luck. Can’t do anything tomorrow, so I did 2 today. Have a good evening. Thanks TOD family for keeping somewhat sane. 🙂

    • September 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm

      Thanks a4A, I was wondering what the current totals were! Looking really good! 😆 😆 Isn’t there a racing term about ‘a second wind’? Our gurl sure got’s her second wind going. I’d be totally knocked speechless if anyone’s burst of speed catches up with her. Ain’t no stopping ‘er now, ‘cos she’s on the move. 😆

    • 20 P
      September 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks for posting this, I was wondering what the results look like :). Donna you gonna get that call girl!!!! I am sooooo excited that someone I know (although I don’t know you personally but still) is gonna speak to PBO 😀 :D. I’m really happy for you Donna.Bet you’re working on what you are going to say to him huh. I would of been so nervous, anxious, excited, overwhelm and so many other adjectives…Good Luck!!!! 🙂

      • 21 donna dem 4 obama
        September 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm

        Should I win…I’m going to let the TOD Family come up with the questions 🙂

        • 22 desertflower
          September 29, 2011 at 1:26 pm

          🙂 Thank you:)

        • 23 P
          September 29, 2011 at 2:49 pm

          😀 😀 😀 you’re serious? OMG….so that means the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES could answer a question I or other members here ask? I don’t know about you guys but I’m tripping out!!!!!! Donna you’re too kind. You deserve the reward you are about to receive and it’s very touching to know you want to share that with others. God bless you. —————>runs off to tell my mommy!!!!! 🙂

  8. September 29, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Good afternoon Donna D, Chips, and TODville! It’s a beautiful day in TODville, yes it is, because we have the power to make it so. While we are continuing our celebration with Donna D. and OFA, 😆 I’m going to meander down the threads to check out what’s new in the neighbourhood.

    Enjoy the rest of your day, Everyone!

  9. 26 Fred
    September 29, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Rick Perry’s ‘Texas Miracle’ Turns Out To Be A Texas Mirage

    The robust Texas economy Rick Perry is using to sell his presidential campaign may be more fragile than advertised.

    According to testimony from the state’s chief revenue estimator, John Heleman, the state economy is in for weak growth this year, a situation that could put pressure on a state budget already barely held together with a series of short-term fixes this year.

    “The year of (2012) is not going to be a great recovery year,” Heleman told state legislators yesterday. “It’s still going to be flat-ish. It’s still going to be soft.”

    The weak economy has implications for political implications for Perry, who has crowed about closing the state budget’s $27 billion shortfall without raising taxes or dipping into the state’s Rainy Day Fund

    As reports noted ( http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=13925002 ) at the time the budget passed, much of this achievement was accomplished by using temporary accounting tricks like delaying payments and changing estimates for population growth. Now, according to a report by the State Comptroller’s office, some of these tactics are creating serious problems. One method to balance the budget was to increase various fees whose revenue was devoted to specific programs, but then not spend them on those programs in order to have enough money in the Treasury to keep the budget balanced.But since the money from these fees isn’t actually allowed to be spent elsewhere, this can’t last forever: the Austin American-Statesman ( http://www.statesman.com/news/texas-politics/budget-trickery-worsens-in-shortfall-year-1885238.html ) warns that legislators will either have to keep starving programs boosting emergency medical services and helping low-income residents with utility bills to maintain a balanced budget on paper or find cuts and revenue elsewhere to truly close the gap.

    A Super PAC supporting Michele Bachmann’s candidacy has already attacked the governor over the budget ( http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/09/perry-slams-blatantly-false-attack-ad-from-pro-bachmann-pac.php ) and these hits could gain more prominence should the revenue situation require further action.

    “Our governor is running for president, and our lieutenant governor is running for the U.S. Senate — and both will count the state’s balanced, no-new-taxes budget among their successes,” the Statesman’s Jason Embry wrote on Wednesday. “Just remember that they used a few multibillion-
dollar tricks to get there.”

    • 28 donna dem 4 obama
      September 29, 2011 at 1:22 pm

      Fred you are kicking butt and taking names with your info today. I’m off to go share it everywhere!

    • September 29, 2011 at 1:37 pm

      The gloves among these candidates are finally coming off. At first it was all lovey among this group and bashing PBO. I bought several bags of popcorn. 🙂

    • 30 desertflower
      September 29, 2011 at 1:43 pm

      You must be feeling pretty damn good today, Fred! 🙂 You are definitely on a tear…as Donna says….”kicking butt and talking names!”

      • 31 Fred
        September 29, 2011 at 1:55 pm

        morning Donna;Cos and Desert.No not feeling particularly better today I like occupying myself;I think of the pain less 😆

        love doing whatever I can to spread the facts and the truth to help our President 😀

        • 32 desertflower
          September 29, 2011 at 2:16 pm

          Big, giant,ginormous hugs to you….for all the hard work you do to keep us all informed and aware of the BS crazy….take care of YOU, too!

  10. 33 Linda
    September 29, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Fox & Friends Plays “Witchy Woman” Over Footage Of Nancy Pelosi


    • 34 donna dem 4 obama
      September 29, 2011 at 1:20 pm

      You know nothing should surprise me about that station Linda but they just keep stooping lower and lower everyday.

    • 35 desertflower
      September 29, 2011 at 1:44 pm

      Love for them to have to play “The Bitch is Back” come 2012!!!! (I don’t think she’s a bitch…quite the contrary. BUT THEY DO:)

      • 36 nospin
        September 29, 2011 at 1:56 pm

        B.I.T.C.H = Being in total control of herself

        • 37 Jennifer
          September 29, 2011 at 2:04 pm

          These douches better watch it. Some of the artists get pretty upset. Although don’t know how it works on TV re royalties, etc. Ha, just remembered when Reagan used “Born in the USA” and Bruce said, um, I don’t think so. Of course, Ronnie and friends obviously no idea what the song was really about.

          Wasn’t there a deal about Palin (or was it Bachmann) using Barracuda by Heart? Ha, fun game. Think of a song that fits the particular candidate. I think “Creep” by Radiohead would cover most of them.

        • 39 desertflower
          September 29, 2011 at 2:14 pm

          And getting TONS OF WORK DONE! FOR THE PEOPLE!

  11. 40 Ladyhawke
    September 29, 2011 at 1:22 pm


    The charts showing news coverage of Solyndra is just astonishing.

    Selective media interest in ‘scandals’



    • 41 desertflower
      September 29, 2011 at 1:45 pm

      Thanks, Ladyhawke:) Once again, we’re on the same page! That’s a keeper…sick of this faux outrage over everything…with only one side of the story being told. Same shit different day.

  12. 44 desertflower
    September 29, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Like Jon Stewart, or not…this time he was RIGHT!

    • 45 JoJothecat
      September 29, 2011 at 1:51 pm

      I saw that last night and looked at the rest online. Bill O the Clown is so full of it. He’s bemoaning having to pay 34% IF he even pays that after all the tax write offs he has…wife, two kids, property taxes (also a federal income tax write off), mortgage interest, charitable donations, etc., I bet Bill O pays less in federal income taxes than the “folks” who work for him. PBO has no control over States taxes, I would of told him “remember STATES RIGHTS BILL”? He needs to cry to the Rhode Island governor about his state taxes, isn’t he a Republican? Oh and Bill O crying about waste of the Pentagon paying $16 for a muffin yet we spent Trillions to support the troopes who wanted to fight in IRAQ and we had to support all that spending that BUSH did. What about the billions of dollars that vanished in Iraq? The only people I heard got punished were a few soldiers that stole some of that money but no one else. These people just make me want to puke. Jon and Bill O were not serious they joked most of the time about it but what pisses me off is that people who make a lot less than Bill O, all those state taxes, tolls, etc., really hurt them and it’s barely a blimp in Bills life and the lives of the GOP.

  13. 46 desertflower
    September 29, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    This is a keeper that’s gonna come back to haunt if he’s the “chosen on

  14. 47 utaustinliberal
    September 29, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    You’re welcome Chipsticks. I also spread the message on twitter and thank goodness it’s being retweeted; along with a link that takes one to the http://www.barackobama.com donation page. We have got to win this race. Remember everyone: You can donate if you are a citizen of the United States or a lawfully admitted permanent resident. So go and donate! donate! donate! before the midnight deadline. Thanks. 🙂

  15. 48 desertflower
    September 29, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    We all need to take a moment and do this….they own MHP an apology for attacking her piece in The Nation.

  16. 51 desertflower
    September 29, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    This is a MUST READ, written by Tien, that really hot a cord with me…thought I would share.

    • September 29, 2011 at 3:57 pm

      This is so funny. I was commenting on this on the previous thread just before you wrote this. Here is my comment …

      ‘Thank you so much, DF, for pointing me to this thoughtful blog (Hi, Tien!) I would never have found it otherwise.

      As we try to fine tune our campaign, otrainofthought has some very practical suggestions. For example,
      (wish I could highlight some of the sentences that resonated with me, but then most of it did)

      “Of the many beauties of Twitter, my favorite is that we get to control our own message. It also helps us think in fewer words. Consider it as a bridge from the thesis to the bumper sticker. Ultimately we do have to add speaking bumper sticker to our verbal repertoire to be effective in changing the political discourse to promote our message. We don’t have to limit ourselves to that technique, but master it we must. I think in time when it comes to the language of bumper sticker we actually hold the advantage because we have a better sense of humor. Twitter is a good place to practice.

      One of the barriers right now to writing effective messaging tweets is our tendency to immediately react to things the moment we learn about them. This is the emotional component of politics and as humans we are all vulnerable to it. Being first to broadcast the news about what a politician said, then repeating it endlessly because the comment was so sensational that we must all react to it in some fashion. The Oh My God Factor completely short-circuits critical thinking. A prime example of this was the reaction to Representative Eric Cantor’s assertion that he was going to tie the release of emergency funding for States impacted by Hurricane Irene to spending cuts. People went nuts over this and Eric Cantor’s name was on every third tweet I read. While the concept of holding the funding hostage is reprehensible, what was reinforced by these tweets is the idea that Eric Cantor actually has the power to do as he said. He doesn’t. He is only one Representative. If I recall correctly, in the Debt Ceiling negotiations he was told to go sit down and in the end got absolutely none of what he childishly demanded. He was knocked down several pegs in the eyes of the public and in the Beltway. His ‘power’ diminished significantly as a result of his actions. Sure, he can get a microphone and babble his radical rhetoric, but from my perspective the people guiltiest of carrying his message was us.

      The simple emotion-driven act of reacting sucked us into the vortex of their echo chamber. This was a perfect opportunity to smear the Republicans with the toxic waste of one of their own. Change the name Eric Cantor to Republicans and watch how it alters the tone of the statement. We were in an ideal situation to have just ignored his statement and waited until the Governors of the affected States weighed in on the topic and let them swat him down, so there was nothing to lose by diminishing him in this fashion.”

      The entire article really is good reading!’

      • September 29, 2011 at 10:35 pm

        Thank you both! I’m behind today, so only got to this just now. I wondered why people were suddenly reading that post today. I’m so grateful for your support.

  17. 54 desertflower
    September 29, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Once again, the incomparable Deaniac, hits it out of the park!

  18. 57 meabloom
    September 29, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Congrats Donna!! I’m super excited for you.


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