82 Responses to “tuesday”

  1. 1 Bobfr
    October 3, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    Profits from the Koch Brothers’ Iranian Treason Pay Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck bit.ly/oYpV86 #KOCHMAFIA sure picks winners, NOT!


  2. October 3, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Wow! What a demanding schedule the President has for Tuesday. Safe travels, Mr. President. Will say a little prayer for you.

  3. 5 donna dem 4 obama
    October 3, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Obama To Cantor: Dismantle My Jobs Bill At Your Own Risk

    The White House Monday continued its war of words with House Republicans over their unwillingness to move his entire jobs package, confidently vowing to let voters decide how to react to Republicans’ refusal to pass provisions such as infrastructure spending and retaining teachers.


    • 6 theo67
      October 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm

      I hope the people don’t let the President down. Especially those people all excited over the Occupy Wall Street activities – remember, there’s immediate work that needs doing for AJA.

  4. 7 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Whew! Busy schedule. Best of luck President Obama and welcome to TEXAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woot! Woot!

    • October 3, 2011 at 9:56 pm

      Okay, UTALib, [aka Ms Tweeter] do you recognize Daily News (@ellerich17) and Janice Washington (@JaniceGW) who are asking to follow me on Twitter? Why would a news person want to follow me? I hardly say much. Please share your tweeter-opinion. Thanks

      • 9 theo67
        October 3, 2011 at 10:14 pm

        If someone I don’t recognize asks to follow me, I check out their last few tweets. Quick way to see if you need to block them or not. Sometimes people are good, but they have too much personal stuff in their timeline and I’d rather not see all of that. I leave them to follow me, and I just don’t follow back. That way, it’s a few more people who might see timely information.

      • 10 utaustinliberal
        October 3, 2011 at 10:16 pm

        Hey VC, @JaniceGW is safe to follow. A bunch of TOD’ers follow her and she is a FIERCE supporter of President Obama. As for Daily News, it is a conservative think tank wannabe. I saw a bunch of their tweets and they were disgusting. Preaching xenophobia, hate of muslims, President Obama is evil…… blah blah blah. So my advice: Don’t follow Daily News. Save yourself the high blood pressure. Hope this helps. If you have any more questions or requests feel free to ask. 🙂

      • October 3, 2011 at 10:20 pm

        I’ve learned to be very discriminating when I chose people to follow. I check out their tweets and if there are a lot of personal info, or too much sports, or fringy talk I just leave them alone. I can barely keep up with the people I do follow.

      • October 4, 2011 at 8:25 am

        Janice Washington has been an Obama supporter, she has posted at the Only Adult for sometime and used to write diaries at DailyKos. I think she’s with “Color of Change”.. I could be wrong on that, not sure.

  5. 14 Kasai
    October 3, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    When he said..That if congress doesn’t pass the bill..He will take it to every corner…He Really Meant It…God Bless Him. These no good Congress are really worthless, I just read that Cantor wants to dismantle the bill..and PBO is getting impatient with the Teaparty/Congress, that will not give the American people what they desperately need “JOBS”.

    I’ve been tweeting for everyone to call Cantor’s and Boehner’s office and we should bombard them with calls,emails, fax, tweets.
    PBO needs our help, he can’t do it alone, while Cantor and Boehner are playing the delay game…The more they delay….the less likely for the economy to gets better…

    You can use my tweet if you like…Thank you
    URGENT!Cantor& Boehner R trying 2 delay PBO Job bill: These #’s SHOULD B RINGING OFF THE HOOK!!:Boehner, 202-225-6205:Cantor 202-225-2815

  6. 15 ChristiMtl
    October 3, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    It’s always like he’s alone, fighting alone…the teabaggers on one side and the cowards on the other.

    I respect some Democrats but not all that’s for sure and I won’t describe how I feel about the GOP, I would need to censor myself.
    Who’s helping the President?
    What’s with the timing of that travesty of a protest on WS?

    Endorsed by Michael Moore, Cornell West, Dylan Ratigan, Huffington, etc,.
    Hijacked as usual by the same frauds

    Why can’t they call out the teabaggers in Congress to pass the President’s bill?
    Now it’s all about Washington and Wall Street, their message is so vague.

    Well we know how the frauds who hijacked the protest feel about the President though, that’s not vague.

    I find it very suspicious to say the least, the timing of the protest that is.

    • 16 Kasai
      October 3, 2011 at 10:04 pm

      Yep…As as I said yesterday…This President had to fight to pass the biggest Financial Reform since the Great Depression…and when Bush approved Tarp…they were all blaming PBO for it…It is amazing that no one demonstrated while this President tried to pass most sweeping laws..Where were they in the DEBT Ceiling? Health Care? and so on…..I am beginning to think that,this is yet another distraction to bury PBO’s JOB BILL message….If Van Jones, Moore really cared, they would incorporated the AJA in their demonstration.

      There’s no AmericanDream, with out a Job…and most of the demonstrators I am sure are unemployed and looking for a job. I think that the timing of this whole thing is disturbing, especially when I see the likes of Moore, Cornell.
      Van Jones heart might be in the right place, but to not champion for AJA is really non-productive IMHO

    • 17 theo67
      October 3, 2011 at 10:22 pm

      I know how you feel, Christi – he’s out there on his own. And it’s either the media doing a blackout on the Dems, or the Dems keeping silent. When I heard Sen. Reid saying they’ll get to the AJA eventually, and then tabling immediately some nonsense, non-emergency bill to sanction China if they manipulate their currency – I was screaming in the car. They are busy doing foreign policy and interfering with the President’s job – making it harder – instead of doing their jobs to authorize the AJA! And for once, I agreed with the GOP that they are playing with fire starting a trade war with China right when the country needs to increase trade opportunities with the Asian community. And not to mention that there’s an Asian conference in a couple of weeks, hosted by POTUS. Whomever said that Dems are really good at grasping defeat from the jaws of victory, really knew what they were talking about – ahem…

      • 18 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        October 4, 2011 at 6:40 am

        My displeasure with the Democratic party is growing by the day. After PBO serves his second term I will probably become an independent. I will never vote Rethug, but it is just exasperating to watch how weak and DOCILE the DEMs are. PBO can win re-election on his own merit, but he won’t thave much of a congress to work with unless these back stabbing Dems, turncoat Dems, racist Dems, CBC Dems, get off their collective asses and do some work to advance our Progressive agenda. 😡 Obama/Biden 2012!!

        • 19 anniebella
          October 4, 2011 at 7:32 am

          Keith in C, I feel the exact same way about these spineless, backstabbing, Democrats.

        • 20 57andFemale
          October 4, 2011 at 9:23 am

          I had such great hopes with DWS in charge, and the beginning of the summer, Democratic messaging looked like it was finally on the right track. When they took their month off in August after the debt ceiling battle, it’s as if the Dem’s disappeared — again, ceding the narrative to Republicans and leaving the President out there on his own to fight all of the battles himself. I’m thoroughly disgusted.

          At some point, it is no longer laudable to talk about our ‘big tent’ if the party cannot realistically assess their enemy and fight them effectively. It is unconscionable that the party cannot decide on some broad principles and fight for those broad principles with a unified voice. That doesn’t mean there isn’t room for disagreement — but how does a major American political party not understand that there must be some unity in order to achieve electoral success?

          What was the story throughout August and September? The CBC. They were allowed to say and do whatever they wanted, with no marginalization from the party or finding a means of bringing them back under the tent and using that same energy against our real enemies. Our enemy is not Obama, for God’s sake. It’s Republicans. Unfortunately, that buck stops with Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. I’m very disappointed.

          Republicans got where they got with lies because they were unified. We can’t seem to get anywhere, and we have truth on our side.

          • 21 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
            October 4, 2011 at 10:58 am

            Well said 57. I was excited for Wasserman Shulz as well. Where has she gone? The President selected her. Does he contact her to see what is up with Dem messaging to reign in her renegade legislators? President Obama is not the problem. He has been campaigning and carrying the AJA and deficit reduction TORCH/message all by himself.

    • October 4, 2011 at 12:37 am

      It also happened to President Truman because he was for the people. Even his party dems voted no on his registration with GOP. It was disgusting then. I know about Truman from the marshall plan and Berlin airlift.

  7. 23 Kasai
    October 3, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Hundreds evacuated after Texas chemical plant fire

    Something about Texas and Fires…Hmmmmmmm….Were there’s smoke…there’s fire….LOL you hear that Perry.

    Wonder Which Rock he’s been hiding under….The one that didn’t have anything to do with climate change.

  8. October 3, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    What the holy hell???

    Has anyone else seen this video? Herman Cain Says He Plans To “Update” “Hail To The Chief”; Fox’s Wallace Asks If That Means “Hip Hop”

    So Hermain Cain was interviewed by Chris Wallace on FOXNews and Herman Cain made an offhand comment about “updating” “Hail to the Chief” and Chris Wallace literally asks Herman Cain if he plans to “hip-hop” it up?????

    WTH??? Let’s forget for a moment that Herman Cain doesn’t really fall into the “hip-hop” demographic age group, but what is it about Herman Cain that makes Chris Wallace think he would “hip-hop” up anything????

    • 25 utaustinliberal
      October 3, 2011 at 10:25 pm

      Chris Wallace is a tool. I hate it when certain (not all) white people try to denigrate Hip Hop. What the hell did he mean try to Hip Hop it up? First of all, lamh31 you’re right that Cain doesn’t fall into the Hip Hop generation and second of all if these bozos understood what real Hip Hop was they wouldn’t denigrate it. Real Hip Hop is lyrical, its poetry, it tells the struggle of a people, it speaks of the anger of people who are constantly being alienated and made to feel downtrodden. Hip Hop gave rise to many many genres of music. Hip Hop is rhyme, musicality, and soul. Many of these idiots who denigrate Hip Hop have children who are the greatest consumers of the genre. They all spew ignorant rantings against what they don’t understand.

      I know exactly what Wallace was getting at. He was snidely suggesting that Cain was going to update Hail to the Chief into a tacky inferior version using Hip Hop slang. If a white candidate had said he or she was going to update Hail to the Chief, Wallace would never have uttered such ignorant words.

    • 26 theo67
      October 3, 2011 at 10:28 pm

      These people make me sick.

  9. October 3, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Be careful Mr. President. There are folks in Texas that are still at the battle of the Alamo, in their minds.

  10. 32 hopefruit2
    October 3, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    More rats fleeing the sinking ship

    // (Reuters) – Michele Bachmann’s top pollster is leaving her presidential campaign, the latest staff departure in recent weeks as the congresswoman struggles to regain her footing after a drop in support in national polls. //


  11. 37 desertflower
    October 3, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    They must want to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt, that govt can’t do anything….
    http://thinkprogress.org/green/2011/10/03/334177/thinkprogress-report-outs-republicans-in-the-clean-energy-closet/ I think we need to follow up on this…

  12. 38 desertflower
    October 3, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    And then there Willard…who has taken up the crusade against women….

  13. 39 desertflower
    October 3, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    And the plot thickens! Romney had ties to Koch Bros Iranian illegal sales??? Read for yourself. Good Lord. Oh, and did I mention Cheney and Halliburton?

    • 40 Bobfr
      October 4, 2011 at 1:36 am

      Our4thEstate Bobfr
      Koch Brothers Join Cheney and Romney Among GOP’s Iran Sanctions Busters bit.ly/nPSHOg #KOCHMAFIA + #GOPSTOOGIES = #DESTROYUSA



      • 41 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        October 4, 2011 at 4:09 am

        …………..And this is why the GOP will invade Iran if they gain power of the Whitehouse. Like Bush’s Iraq too much financial interests going on. SAD and SCARY 😡

  14. 42 Xtine
    October 3, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    First apologies if this has been asked in other threads. Found it disturbing in its wording and pretense at anonimity. It’s an ad that’s been running non-stop all evening/night in the DC Metro market, and I’ve seen it many times on NBC tonight, could be running on other stations. I don’t know. It’s an ad that starts off against WV Gov. Tomblin & what they call his support of “Obamacare.” Yep, that’s what they’re calling it! Anyhoo, it says that “Obamacare” is (and here I quote) “going to jack up taxes on businesses, & destroy jobs. STOP OBAMA [their vocal emphasis], stop Tomblin from implementing Obamacare” [and they add the (304) phone number to call]. BTW, note the “Stop Obama” bit & the Tomblin bit that follows. Then that voice states: “Paid for by the Republican Governor’s’ Public Policy Committee. Not authorized by a candidate or committee.” Does anyone know who these people are, who’s behind them? I’m also wondering if it’s been all over the TV stations in WV. I know DC Metro market gets picked up in WV, but is the ad showing up on local WV stations? Many thanks!

    • 43 utaustinliberal
      October 3, 2011 at 11:13 pm

      Hey Xtine, you might want to report the Ad to http://www.attackwatch.com so OFA can find a constructive way to refute the lies made in the tv spot.

      • 44 Xtine
        October 3, 2011 at 11:24 pm

        Thank you, utaustinliberal, great idea and will do. Darn thing ran so many times I felt I was going thru a nightmarish groundhog day! Totally insiduous ad!

    • 45 hopefruit2
      October 3, 2011 at 11:14 pm

      I’m in the DC metro area and I’ve seen the ad but I would imagine it’s one of the usual suspects that fund Republicans (koch bros, etc). The election is tomorrow and it’s going to be tight race between Tomblin and his R opponent. But then again this is West Virginia.

      • 46 Xtine
        October 3, 2011 at 11:30 pm

        Thanks, hopefruit2, I couldn’t seem to get away from that ad tonight. We need to nip them in the bud, put a name(s) to their guise, because they’re not going to stop at Tomblin or WV. The main focus was stop Obama. Would not be surprised if it’s done by the usual suspects!

      • 48 hopefruit2
        October 3, 2011 at 11:36 pm

        The media is so disingenuous…this article tries to have it both ways in favor of the Repubs by suggesting that if the Republican wins it’s going to be a sign of defeat for Obama, but if the Democrat wins, Democrats should not be too happy about it because Tomblin is for NRA, etc…

        I mean, the fact remains that this gubernatorial race is about local politics and restricted to the candidates on the ballot. Has no national implications and isn’t a referendum on the President.

      • 49 Xtine
        October 3, 2011 at 11:54 pm

        Darn, desertflower, instead of Tomblin backing away from the healthcare issue & our President, he needed to totally embrace it all and show his constituents all the ways they’ve benefited, and can benefit. I’m praying the Dem party pulls together nationwide because I don’t want my foot to kick the air by their backbones. OK, time for me to contact those people on my “payroll” (that is, Congress) & give a kick to something firm. I think these guys behind that ad are going to become increasingly rancid as we get closer the election.

        Thanks again for keeping me informed!

        • 50 desertflower
          October 4, 2011 at 12:10 am

          Call Congress…THEY work for US….lately, most of them “forget” that part….which I think is alot of the angst that is playing out right now around the country. People feel like no one is listening (not PBO…Congresspeople and state legis) People want jobs, R’s say NO,people want healthcare, R’s say NO, people want rich to pay their fair share, R’s say NO, on and on it goes….frustration is setting in, because people’s lives and livelihoods are at stake and Congress isn’t acting in the best interests of the country….and somehow, they think this is a winning message….scared, poor people do NOT want to be screwed with right now….
          Do you live in WV? I did when I was growing up…that’s when it was “blue”…I don’t get what goes on there anymore…make those contacts and keep pushing:)

  15. October 3, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    OK, this has hit the limit. ENOUGH of these freaks.

    County clerk to comply with Colo. Sec. of State order barring soldiers from voting


    When you start to create barriers for the military to exercise their right to vote, then we are beyond any semblance of sanity.

    • 54 desertflower
      October 3, 2011 at 11:28 pm

      How is this legal? ACLU???

      • October 3, 2011 at 11:38 pm

        It sounds like the County Clerk is going to try and find a way to fight it but they have really crossed the line. Let’s hope it never happens.

    • 56 theo67
      October 4, 2011 at 12:44 am

      The troops are fighting for the freedoms in this country, putting their lives on the line, all the while the GOP is ready to deprive them of those very freedoms? I thought booing a soldier was bad enough. Clearly, they have no limits, and this is why none of them have come forward to just apologize for their political cowardice.

  16. October 3, 2011 at 11:26 pm


    Healthy food. Closer to home.
    FreshWorks is a public-private partnership loan fund created to bring grocery stores, markets that offer fresh produce, and other innovative forms of healthy food retail and distribution to communities that do not have them.


    Thank you, FLOTUS.

  17. 64 jacquelineoboomer
    October 3, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    That’s good – I checked and Eastfield College is a member of HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities).

  18. October 4, 2011 at 12:36 am

    [Agony Alert !!!! You may not want to read it].
    I followed this really painful story on Twitter, and it just tears at you. Although it happened decades ago, the unfairness of the ‘trail’ punches you in the gut.


  19. October 4, 2011 at 12:47 am

    That schedule is like whoa 😯 !

    Sending safe traveling vibes out to PBO, staff, Secret Service. May he receive good energy and lots of love in Texas and Missouri tomorrow, and then return home safe and sound.

    Good night, TOD Family 🙂 .

  20. 71 globalcitizenlinda
    October 4, 2011 at 1:09 am

    where in the schedule above is any time for a Presidential break??? looking at POTUS’s activities crammed in a single day just makes my head spin!!

    Safe travels Mr President!

  21. 72 Bobfr
    October 4, 2011 at 1:51 am

    The agenda of #GOPFAIL and their masters is totally obvious … one is either brain dead or willfully uninformed or tragically undereducated and thereby oppressed to miss what #CANTORFAIL, #BOEHNERFAIL and all the other #KOCHSTOOGIES are actually very close to achieving.

    Only in the decade before 1861 has our Republic been more systematically and willfully threatened.

    Thank you rootless for the stark, dark contrast between the 1%ers and the 99%ers.

    Moreover, we know the enemy within and the enemy within is only too eager and delighted to do business with a regime that hates America.

    Our4thEstate Bobfr

    Koch Brothers Join Cheney and Romney Among GOP’s Iran Sanctions Busters bit.ly/nPSHOg #KOCHMAFIA + #GOPSTOOGIES = #DESTROYUSA



    • October 4, 2011 at 1:58 am

      Guys the most important thing is vote suppression. Obama needs a mandate in order to finish what he started. The demd in congress are weak. They are only interested in their jobs as they know PBO will be out in 1 year or 5 years. Does anyone have a clue cos we just keep complaining about the GOP. What should we be doing? I live in California where this kind of crap does not happen.

      • 74 a4alice
        October 4, 2011 at 8:47 am


        It seems like there are several things happening at once. I break it down this way for myself. 1. I keep yammering at congress critters about the AJA. 2. occupy movement: is there a way to influence this movement to remind them that the AJA is important. That’s it. As far as voter suppression, I’ve signed a petition for PA and am about to write my own congress critters about redistricting in my state. but i need to educate myself further. I agree though, it is important. very.

        I don’t get worked up about the media so much cuz I stopped watching those guys months ago. better for my blood pressure. I’m glad that some people do take them to task because people listen to them and are influenced by them. once the aja gets passed, i’d have more time for yakking at these MSM yahoos.

        but i’m just one person and can only do so many things. However there are resources. check over on the side of this blog and you’ll see “contact congress” there are several people : the congress, of course. the super committee, the reticent democrats. (which by the way I’ve heard from a couple sound like they’re more on board.)

        Does this help? yes. applied pressure from a mass of people help to change things. also one voice can change things. case in point: PBO.

        So check out WIW on the side where it says “congress critters” that’s a start. write, email, tweet. make yourself heard.

        good luck let us know what you find! let us know if you hear from someone! Whatever you can do to help is a job well done.

      • October 4, 2011 at 8:52 am

        First, I think everybody has to write or call DOJ to ask them to investigate. Then write or call Dem members of Congress to ask them to urge an investigation since DOJ is more likely to respond to a member of Congress. Write, call and complain to state reps. If all else fails, learn these new restrictions cold. Then organize around them If people have to go to a DMV to get an ID, organize cars/vans to take them there. If the IDs cost money, fundraise. If there are restrictions on who can register voters, work around them. Make sure you bring everyone to the polls on election day, even if you have to rent vans to do so. Then make sure to sign up to be a poll watcher and make sure that no “unnecessary” restrictions are placed on people when they come to vote. Have backup teams behind you so that your protest can bring in support if you need it.

        The state of Pennsylvania has always made it hard for voters, even under Democratic governors. We have early voter registration deadlines, no early voting, many restrictions and lots of delays on election day. But in the past (before the threat of gerry rigging the electoral votes) we managed to overcome. Learn the rules and make them work for you.

  22. 76 donna dem 4 obama
    October 4, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Good Morning TOD before I head out to work I will be lighting a candle for our President as he visits Texas. No offense to our Texas bloggers but I’m old school and every time I hear our President is headed to that state my concern antennas go up.


    May the President have a safe and successful trip today.

  23. 81 anniebella
    October 4, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Someone was talking about Mitt Romney religion, how they felt black people were cursed and up until recently they only allow blacks in their church or to serve in certain position. Now I said I don’t know what is Romney religion, but I want to find out all I can about this. To prove it true or false. If true, we can’t never forget all the crap Barack Obama went through because he was member of Rev. Wright’s church. So I have to fine out about Romney.

  24. 82 donna dem 4 obama
    October 4, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Also, the Mass Dems will be debating tonight for the 1st time. This will be an opportunity to see how Elizabeth Warren will do in a debate setting. It should be interesting.


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