chat away – part 2

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  1. 1 donna dem 4 obama
    October 9, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Hi Everyone. Thanks Chips I love this poster 🙂

    I’m about to rally the troops for a big push on the AJA next week. I read that there is a planned vote this week in the Senate. Does anyone know what day that vote is scheduled?

    • 2 theo67
      October 9, 2011 at 7:01 pm

      Rally on, Donna. These coordinated pushes tend to amplify the effect, rather than us just calling, faxing, tweeting individually. I’ll be looking out for the call to action.

    • 3 hopefruit2
      October 9, 2011 at 7:01 pm

      I don’t think a day has been specified yet. I’ve been looking all over CSPAN and other sites but no day has been mentioned. Hopefully we will know by Tuesday.

    • October 9, 2011 at 7:11 pm

      iThought i heard Harry Reid say Tuesday when i was on C-Span Friday night. Not sure though. Between this site, twitter, FB and my 3 slots on C-span, i been busier than a cold drop of water in a hot skillet.

      • 5 utaustinliberal
        October 9, 2011 at 7:18 pm

        BWAHAHAHAHA 😆 😆 😆 😆 “I’ve been busier than a cold drop of water in a hot skillet.” ROTFLMAO. Sir, you are good for the soul indeed! 😉

      • 6 COS
        October 9, 2011 at 8:13 pm

        Yardarm76 you always make me last. I pictured a cold drop of water in a hot skillet in my mind. 🙂

    • October 9, 2011 at 10:43 pm

      donna d4o,

      Ready to Go & Fired Up! 😉 😀

      YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!
      PRESS ON!

  2. 8 utaustinliberal
    October 9, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Wow. The last “chat away” thread was very insightful. What I absolutely adore about this haven you’ve created Chips is that we have intelligent discussions. Even when we disagree, we have factual evidence to back our disagreement or others join in the discussion with more factual evidence. When we find out that a firebagger has infiltrated our haven in a sly manner; we do not hesitate to call him/her out. When I happen to peek into other supposedly progressive blogs *cough cough* HuffPo and Old Orange they’re all filled with President Obama bashing and non-constructive handwringing. We suggest concrete action plans about registering people to vote, emailing, tweeting, calling, spreading the accomplishments of PBO and his administration. I ALWAYS learn something new everyday from participating in the discussions. Thanks Chips and my fellow TOD Obamacrats. 😉

    • 9 nintendowii10
      October 9, 2011 at 5:56 pm

      It’s really only on stories about President Obama on HuffnPuff that a lot of the Obama hate emerges. I suspect about half of those Obamabashers there are paid trolls, the rest Naderite/libertarian emoprogs who sniff the glue from Glenn Greenwald, Matt Taibbi, Ron Paul, and of course the Queen herself Arianna HuffnFluff.

      I’ve ventured to other threads on that site, and the posters rightfully hammer the Repubs… case in point, the Scott Brown/Elisabeth Warren flareup where she said she kept her clothes on in response to a question from a moderator… then Scott Brown made his immature juvenile “Thank God!” response and is now hiding behind the skirts of two female GOP senators, Ayotte and Collins, the HuffnFluff posters hammered Scott Brown’s misogynistic and immature behavior and the trolls that defended him. The blog is still shit, with the badges and all, but I suspect that the tide will turn. Ultimately, radical Obama hatred never drives you anywhere for long, look at Glenn Beck who was canned by Fox Propaganda because his radical TV shtick got old.

      • 10 hopefruit2
        October 9, 2011 at 6:20 pm

        Just so you are aware, Matt Taibbi has contributed to the Adbuster’s magazine in the past.

        • 11 ChristiMtl
          October 9, 2011 at 7:20 pm

          I just saw this on twitter:
          According to #CNN reporter on the ground Majority of ppl in #ows support Ron Paul more then anything.

          Not surprising at all
          Adbusters founder and editor Kalle Lasn told AFP the magazine hopes to expand the protest globally — and for the first time aim it at a more specific message than the protester’s unfocused anger at the ultra-rich, corporations and governments.

          Lasn is calling for a massive protest by 50 million people October 29 to demand a one percent tax on financial transactions, before the G20 meets in France early next month.

          “A one percent Robin Hood tax on all financial transactions and currency trades would slow down fast money, and it will have a major impetus on the global economy,” said Lasn.

          • 12 Me4obama
            October 9, 2011 at 7:26 pm

            I am not shocked. They will be gone soon. Ron Paul? Give me a break

            • 13 dotster3
              October 9, 2011 at 8:43 pm

              I’m not sure they’ll be gone soon. Check any news site in the country. There are demonstrations everywhere, almost every city surprised by the big turnouts. And in these smaller cities, there is no mention of Ron Paul or not voting or 3rd party candidates and some of the other junk emanating from D.C. and N.Y. This has rung a bell with people who are rightfully angry about corporate greed and billionaire money in politics and elections etc. I don’t know where it’s going and much of the info is troubling, but people across the country are out expressing their disgust and anger.

          • 14 Vicky
            October 9, 2011 at 7:26 pm

            I fully support OWS. I think different groups are appropriate for different purposes. Fighting plutocracy is a worthy goal, a necessary goal.

            • 15 hopefruit2
              October 9, 2011 at 7:35 pm

              Do you support not voting in 2012, and third-party candidate? Because OWS endorses both of these elements.

            • 16 utaustinliberal
              October 9, 2011 at 8:18 pm

              Do you support people telling millions of people not to vote in 2012, do you support people constantly bashing President Obama? Do you support people who are scattered ( that’s putting it kindly) and whose message is convoluted? Do you support a Canadian corporation who sees themself as an extension of the teaparty and were the ones who began this so called “movement?”, do you support a faction that seems to be chock full of Ron Paulites, libertarians, emoprogs, professional lefties who use this so called “movement” as a breeding ground to undermine President Obama? Do you support OWS Chicago who thought their main mission was to hurl racial slurs and epithets about President Obama? Do you support OWS Chicago who went to PBO’s Chicago campaign HQ’s to cause a disgusting ruckus? Do you support a so called “movement” who keeps tying PBO to wallstreet and calling him a crony of Wallstreet? Do you support a “movement” that doesn’t seem to see the truth in front of them that republicans are blocking Richard Cordray’s nomination to head of the CFPB; an agency that actually stops the predatory practices of wallstreet and big banks? Do you support a “movement” that doesn’t seem to see the truth in front of them that republicans are trying to defund Dodd-Frank financial reform law and drastically slow down the implementation of the law? Do you support a “movement” that aimlessly wanders about chanting in a zombie like manner instead of doing something proactive like registering people to vote in 2012 so GOPTeabaggers can be kicked out, Dems can retain the whitehouse and both chambers of congress and progress can finally be restored? Do you support a “movement” that doesn’t seem to understand that if they want money out of elections they should find a legal channel to strike down Citizens United? Do you support a “movement” that doesn’t seem to understand that if they want the economy to improve or obtain jobs that will boost the middleclass they should petition congress to pass President Obama’s American Jobs Act?

            • 20 Mel
              October 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm

              PBO was asked by jake taper about the OWS. and he said that is to show that the people are frustraded
              and what they are protesting is about fareness for all of us yes PBO recieves many letters from people
              with real problems that;s why it’s very important to pass the AJA BILL to help the economy, Many economist
              have said that the Obama plan makes sanse. But make no mistake if this bill DO NOT PASS , our country will
              be damage for years to come. Let’s stop whininig about small things and focus in the bigger things. Let’s think
              smart with logic.

      • 21 theo67
        October 9, 2011 at 6:25 pm

        I’m glad to hear that there are pro-Obama posters on HuffPo, but I’ll never go back. She burned that bridge with me ages ago. I find that they tend to give you enough supportive stuff to keep you hanging on, just like MSNBC. Negativity works on your subconscious, and works it’s way into creating doubt and skepticism or cynicism.

        • 22 donna dem 4 obama
          October 9, 2011 at 6:47 pm

          Amen theo67 and your comparison to MSNBC is right on point. That is exactly what they do. Give you just enough supportive stuff to keep you hanging on but day after day I read right here on this blog that they never let us down with negativity.

        • 23 globalcitizenlinda
          October 9, 2011 at 7:15 pm

          I will NEVER go back to Huff Post! I am long done with President Obama-bashing!

        • 25 nathkatun7
          October 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm

          I am with you, Theo! HuffPo is, at best, two faced!

        • 26 Mel
          October 9, 2011 at 8:54 pm

          I.am not concern about what the HF people post or said or either the DLK and I will not waste my fucking
          time payinf attention to small petty thinkers I do trust PBO he is extremely smart that’s why we VOTED for him
          fro now on i will ignore anybody that will understimate PBO, ther will be a lot;s of chip SHOTS TROWNED.
          RACIST COMMENTS ABOUT PBO, but he will deal deal with those problems in smart . just remember the
          speech he give on race it was brilliant so calm down and stay on masage.

        • October 9, 2011 at 9:24 pm

          I agree, Theo. That place is poison and does nothing to forward anything positive. I left that and other sites like it far behind and have never gone back and never will.

    • 29 JoJothecat
      October 9, 2011 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks for the info on the OWS connections to that canada tw group Adbusters. I plan to call Randi Rhoads show tomorrow and if I get through ask her about them or have her look into them.

      • 30 theo67
        October 9, 2011 at 7:29 pm

        I’m so angry at these people for giving Canadians and bad name with their nonsense.

        • 31 JoJothecat
          October 9, 2011 at 9:40 pm

          Hi theo67,

          I know there are many Canadians and others like you who support PBO and responsible government. This is really a global fight to stop the corporations from the corruption that they want to spread across the world.

  3. 32 COS
    October 9, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    One of my OFA FB groups just posted this. I think we have discussed this before.

    WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – With their favored candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination lagging or out of the race, many U.S. Tea Party activists are shifting focus to the struggle for control of the U.S. Senate.

    The fizz has gone out of the presidential contest for some supporters of the fiscally conservative movement now that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is not running and Texas Governor Rick Perry and congresswoman Michele Bachmann are slipping in polls.

    “No one is going to get perfect in a general election candidate. That is why we think the Senate is a better place to focus,” said Matt Kibbe, president and chief executive of the libertarian FreedomWorks, a Tea Party group.


    • 33 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      October 9, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      Them focusing on the Senate is even more scary. We see what they have done to the House of Represenatives. We are more vulnerable in the Senate than the Whitehouse so all hands on deck as well as keeping PBO in the Whitehouse we must keep the Senate blue and expand our numbers. Its not a PIPE dream we can do it. Obama/Biden 2012!!

  4. October 9, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    OOps. I am on a different computer and forgot to sign in. My post must be somewhere pending.

  5. 37 Fred
    October 9, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    there is a wonderful show on the Cosby Show called a Look Back hosted by Bill Cosby and all the cos-stars on the Centric channel for anyone who wants to watch it since it started a few minutes ago.Have a good afternoon;evening and night TOD family.Thank you and see you tomorrow

    • 38 HZ
      October 9, 2011 at 6:27 pm

      Thank you Fred for all of your great information. Have a wonderful and restful evening. Take good care to relax as well. Love you back very much.HZ

  6. 39 Bobfr
    October 9, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Great poster, Chipsticks!

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    One image tells the story – Progress v Congress – obamadiary.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/15vd.p… @TheObamaDiary @BarackObama #YesWECanDOMoreTogether #PRESSON

  7. 41 hopefruit2
    October 9, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    ROFLMAO! Okay, this OWS thing is sounding more and more ridiculous – as the media is allowed to dilute the message and turn this into a “list of grievances folks may have with President Obama.”

    On my local ABC news, they showed the OccupyDC movement which seemed to be a group of folks assembled to air a mishmash of random issues. They interviewed a lady whose son had been deployed for his 4th tour to Afghanistan and she wanted to know when she was going to have her beer summit with PBO to discuss her grievance. They should another guy with a huge smile but supposedly “angry” about Washington, the WH, Capitol, etc..,

    I mean, seriously? And one thing I couldn’t help but notice are the lack of racial/ethnic diversity in these crowds.

    • 42 utaustinliberal
      October 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm

      She demands a beer summit with PBO? Because she’s who? The Prime Minister of I don’t give a f*ck? As for the lack of racial/ethnic diversity in the OWS crowds; I’ve also noticed that too, hopefruit.

      • 43 dotster3
        October 9, 2011 at 7:10 pm

        I think the reason for the lack of diversity is people haven’t known what to think of these demonstrations, haven’t trusted them, and for good reason. No one has known what the real purpose is, what the goals supposedly are. Spokesmen have either been unable or unwilling to state any demands. And many were initially dismissive because of the dominant dumb zombie thing in the beginning and the hodgepodge appearance and drum circles etc., and signs with all manner of grievances, running the whole gamut. I do feel sad about the intrusion by unfriendly forces and increased knowledge about the origin when I see headline news in smaller cities across the country, describing the protests as a reaction to economic unfairness. I fear many who have their hearts and minds in the right places are being used and abused by those with selfish purposes. I wish all this outrage could be corralled and directed toward a worthy goal.

    • 45 Desraye
      October 9, 2011 at 10:24 pm

      This was the ant-war crowd, which look like a crowd of older liberals.

  8. 46 ribletsonthepan
    October 9, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    I’d like to advise everyone to be vigilant on twitter for TROLLS, especially TROLLS that masquerade as Obama Re-Election Campaign Sites, such as “”” @barack_election “”” and “”” @Obama2012Fans “”” which links to graphic pornography! I was first alerted by @Maggyw519 which led me to the Obama Fans site that appears to be working in concert….. We all have an obligation to inform others of these insidious operators and to report them to @AttackWatch on twitter or at their online site http://www.attackwatch.com/ where you can do so privately. Please be careful to monitor WHO YOU FOLLOW & WHO IS FOLLOWING YOU on Twitter as I noticed many many Obama supporters unwittingly following @barack_election

    Further please be vigilant to push back & correct lies and distortions from sites that reliably report….such as this tweet by @InjusticeFacts : “Goldman Sachs is the most politically connected corporation in the world, it was also Obama’s largest campaign donor in 2008.” An attempt to perpetuate the GOP meme then reinforced by the firebaggers & PL that the Obama Administration is bought & paid for by “Big Banks”. @Gobrooklyn quickly responded with this tweet: ” @InjusticeFacts Goldman Sachs.. it was also Obama’s largest campaign donor in 2008.///No. It was the Univ. of California opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib… ” To date Injustice Facts has not yet retracted their lie. I understand there is so much misinformation and outright lies spread far and wide but please consider that opposition groups are now gearing up for the 2012 showdown prompting proactive response on our part. Its going to get worse. Every tweet… every word matters! Stay Alert!

    • 47 hopefruit2
      October 9, 2011 at 7:03 pm

      Thanks for the heads up riblet. These are important things to be aware of.

      • 48 ribletsonthepan
        October 9, 2011 at 9:02 pm

        Thanks you guys!!! and the Sreezle2012/rainbowwaterdog Troll, priceless!! I am wondering if this is in fact “Linfar”, the infamous race traitor that posed as an unidentified woman of color on Daily Kos using the handle “Rainbow Girl”. She lured many, like that was difficult to do over there into believing she was just a innocent good natured, unemployed, living in the projects Obama supporter who couldn’t so much as buy a Xmas present because of Obama’ policies. Turns out “Rainbow Girl” was in fact “Linfair” well known White Privileged Puma writing Obamabasheries on Huff ‘n Puff. Needless to say she was banned but I’m sure Kos would take her back now. I hear he is in desperate need of Black folk after his latest purge, even fake ones! http://www.angryblacklady.com/2011/03/11/linfar-me-a-slightly-creepy-coda-to-the-dailykos-rainbowgirl-contretemps/

        • October 9, 2011 at 9:16 pm

          Ah, very interesting Riblets. I blocked a character here recently who claimed he was black and posted a string of comments where he obsessed about the President’s skin color and what a traitor he was to ‘his’ people. I got the very, very, very strong impression after sifting through all the venom that the guy wasn’t black at all. The really pathetic thing is that you can’t tell if these creatures are Fire or Teabaggers, it’s impossible to tell them apart – they use pretty much the same tactics and language. Is that all they’ve got? 🙄

          • 50 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
            October 9, 2011 at 9:48 pm

            It is very easy to not be able to distinguish them apart Chips. The reason is the Firebaggers and Teabaggers have one thing in common…the destruction of Barack Obama and they are all RACIST. One in the same.

          • 51 ribletsonthepan
            October 9, 2011 at 11:59 pm

            🙂 What a pathetic lot indeed…..everybody is a black man on the internet!! LOL! By the way, these baggers all speak the same stupid language…go go go gadget. Buffoons! You can’t fake authenticity.

        • October 9, 2011 at 9:26 pm

          I remember that creepy idiot. That was around the time I stopped going there. Just horrific crap.

          • 53 ribletsonthepan
            October 10, 2011 at 12:30 am

            Hate to say it but those rabid emo-Obama bashers at Kos was salivating at the prospect a real flesh ‘n bone negro was so willing to trash talk Obama. They propped up fake “Rainbow Girl” for weeks before she was outed as a complete fraud and even then some still wouldn’t accept the facts!….It was one of the most repulsive things I’ve seen…. more so the willingness of white progressives to embrace a complete fraud while degrading & bashing a very real flesh ‘n bone black community commenting on the fiasco. Stomach-turning….and these are allies! Look at the recent treatment the Salon Crew gave Melissa Harris Perry….because she dare say something about their own white privilege. No self reflection no self awareness ever!

    • 54 utaustinliberal
      October 9, 2011 at 7:09 pm

      Thanks for the heads up riblets. Now that 2012 draws near many rightiwng groups are using the internet as a breeding ground to infiltrate pro-Obama sites, spread a message of divisiveness to discourage President Obama’s supporters, and use a strategy of divide and conquer to sew discord. We’ve had that happen here today but thankfully we didn’t fall for it. We’re made of sterner stuff. 😉 We’ll make sure to be on the look out and correct all lies peddled by teabaggers, firebaggers, and emoprogs about President Obama. 2012 is too crucial too lose or mess around with and we all have to begin now to push back against the titanic battle of crap heading our way.

      • 55 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        October 9, 2011 at 7:19 pm

        Im all for it ut. I caught the firebagger in the last open thread as well. GOOD work to Chips and all of us Obamabot TOD’ers. 😀

        • October 9, 2011 at 7:31 pm

          Who was it? For those of us that might have missed it.

          • 57 utaustinliberal
            October 9, 2011 at 7:40 pm

            On the “chat away” thread Sreezle2012 who had posted firebagger nonsense on OFA about PBO tried to do the same here on TOD but we caught on to him/her and Chips nipped him/her in the bud.

            • October 9, 2011 at 7:59 pm

              Thanks ut. i probably would have been leery too. i don’t recognize that handle either and i’m usually up until 1 a.m. and recognize most of us.

            • October 9, 2011 at 8:03 pm

              Hiya UT, Sreezle is now trying to post here under a string of different names, including wholetthedogsout, rainbowwaterdog, Progressiveforsanity2012 and Sreenath, so the spam folder is busy! He/she also claims to be a writer on the People’s View – anyone read him/here there? Was s/he promoting Suskind there too?

              • 60 hopefruit2
                October 9, 2011 at 8:20 pm


                “rainbowwaterdog” Oh dear…. ROFLMAO!!! This is too funny.

                I’ve seen Sreezle on Old Orange – in fact he/she writes diaries supposedly in support of the President but subtly encourages PBO bashing by providing very weak supposedly pro-Obama arguments. And when I commented in one of her so-called pro-Obama diaries, he/she started pushing back and becoming anti-Obama in her own diary!

                Bottom Line: rainbowwaterdog..er..Sreezle is HOT MESS.

              • 62 utaustinliberal
                October 9, 2011 at 8:32 pm

                BWAHAHAHAHA rainbowwaterdog? 😆 😆 😆 Bless your heart Chips for wading through the vitriol for us. And seriously? wholetthedogsout? That’s sooooo offensive. It means who let the downright ugly girls out of the cage? (some guys use that as code language) and that’s just the most sanitary version of that code language. Downright disgusting. I was absolutely mad when he/she suggested that PBO had endorsed Ron Suskind’s piece of crap book and then used Politico and Daily Kos as evidence. Gimme a break! I distinctly remember you had three (or thereabouts) threads that exposed Suskind for the liar he is. Thank you for flushing out the trolls.

    • October 9, 2011 at 8:36 pm

      Thanks, riblets. There’s some funky stuff floating around twitter. It’s become a spam minefield.

  9. 72 globalcitizenlinda
    October 9, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    someone asked above: what day is the AJA vote in the Senate scheduled and what are going to do to amplify our voices of support for the AJA?

  10. 73 Ladyhawke
    October 9, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    O/T: I finally found the time to watch the lecture by Melissa Harris-Perry on Race Relations and Politics. I can not recommend this lecture enough. Melissa Harris Perry is a treasure. The lecture was just brilliant. I hope everyone will be able to find the time to watch. You will not be disappointed.



    Melissa Harris Perry talked about the history of race relations in the United States, comparing race relations through history with current racial politics. Topics included the tea party movement, raising the debt ceiling, and the 2010 health care law. In her remarks she talked about African-American characters in popular culture, including the book and movie The Help. After her speech, she answered written questions submitted by audience members. The talk, “Reconstruction Lessons: Current U.S. Racial Politics and the Lessons of the Civil War,” was the year’s final Chautauqua Amphitheater Lecture.


    • 74 utaustinliberal
      October 9, 2011 at 7:55 pm

      I saw the lecture by MHP on C-SPAN Ladyhawke and I too recommend it. It was brilliant, insightful, full of wit and humor. Full of truth, full of history and factual insight into the teaparty mindset. Truth about race and racism. The despicable double standard President Obama is held to by so called white “liberals” because he’s an African-American, the debt ceiling debate, the healthcare battle, the Constitution, the South and its racial and political history, confederacy. Gosh, I could go on and on and on. Seriously, if anyone has time and wants to be enlightened by pure unvarnished truth with a shot of humor, then he/she should watch her lecture.

      • October 9, 2011 at 8:05 pm

        MHP has proven herself to be one of the up and coming thinkers and analyst of the day yet the GREAT Tavis Smiley has never seen fit to have her on one of his panels. He does, however, get the same old has-been with agendas that go back to the Freedom Rides.

    • 76 COS
      October 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm

      I recorded it but I have not had a chance to watch it. I am glad that I did, Will probably watch tonight.

      • 77 theo67
        October 9, 2011 at 8:48 pm

        Yes, I recorded it, too – but I watched the last 15 minutes live. What I saw was really informative,funny and insightful. I’m looking forward to watching the whole thing. She did a fabulous job, and the questions were good, too.

    • 78 nathkatun7
      October 9, 2011 at 10:18 pm

      Melissa Harris Perry was really amazing!. That was one of the most brilliant political analysis I’ve listened to in a very long time. This lecture should be a must for any one interested in history, politics and the impact of race on the American imagination. SIMPLY BRILLIANT! Thank you so much, Ladyhawke, for sharing this lecture.

  11. 79 carolyn
    October 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I heard the beginning of that lecture, but we had to go somewhere and didn’t get to hear it all. I’ll try to watch it via your link, and thank you. I heard her opinion of the movie The Help on LOD’s show. She was steamed about it! I read it two summers ago, and was anxious about turning it into a movie. I didn’t see how in the present mood, it could be done accurately and well. I haven’t seen it, and don’t plan to. I’m one of those, though, who almost always says….The book was much better than the movie. There was nuance and subtext in the book which I would imagine did not get through in the movie. I could see too much opportunity for stereotyping in the movie.

  12. October 9, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Saw this on twitter about an ad a credit union placed in today’s paper and thought you all might appreciate it:


  13. 83 Bobfr
    October 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    @NancyPelosi Yes, we did not hear #Cantor condemning Teabaggers for spitting on Members of Congress businessinsider.com/nancy-pelosi-b… #HypocrisyMUCH, Yep


  14. October 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    ALSO – Want to remind everyone that the MLK memorial dedication ceremony is next Sunday, Oct. 16th, in D.C. President Obama is expected to speak. Should be a very moving and historic occasion.

  15. 87 anniebella
    October 9, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I heard that Goldie Taylor woman say on CNN Newsroom with Don Lemon that the American Jobs Act is dead on arrival, it doesn’t have the votes. If that’s the case I want to see how people have the gall to put the blame on President Obama. I guess Goldie Taylor is her name.

    • October 9, 2011 at 8:18 pm

      How does she know this? Who in the House and the Senate will vote against it? Does she say who her sources are? Does she say why? Although I’ve seen her on twitter, I don’t know who she is but I AM SO SICK OF PEOPLE ON TEEVEE AND THEIR UNSOURCED PERSONAL SPIN taken as truth without substantiation.

    • 89 hopefruit2
      October 9, 2011 at 8:23 pm

      The media has been pushing that “dead on arrival” meme for some time now. She’s simply echoing her media script. She has bills to pay and if CNN is helping her to paying the bills, well, she’ll say whatever they want her to say for now.

      • 90 FiredUpInCA
        October 9, 2011 at 9:19 pm

        I recall the media heathers all proclaimed healthcare reform and ending DADT dead on arrival. How many times does this President have to school them?

    • October 9, 2011 at 11:24 pm

      Supposedly there are 4 or 5 Senate Democrats who say they will not or may not vote for AJA. Off hand I remember Casey and Hagan. But I’m sure there were at least 2 more. There was a petition going around on twitter addressed to these Senators which I signed. At the moment, I can’t remember the other 2.

  16. 94 defytheodds
    October 9, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    O/T The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery is being saluted in Atlanta for his legacy as a civil rights icon.

    Lowery turned 90 years old on Friday and is being honored on Sunday night. The event also is a fundraiser for his Institute for Justice and Human Rights.

    The lieutenant of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has a portrait in his home that bears the words, “I was kept alive to be a witness.”

    Indeed, Lowery has outlived King and many other civil rights-era contemporaries. He has witnessed the fall of segregation and the nation’s first black president, and he has continued to fight for equality and social justice.

    “Happy 90th, Sir!”

    • 95 utaustinliberal
      October 9, 2011 at 8:39 pm

      Aww….thanks for this. Love Rev. Joseph E. Lowery to pieces. Happy 90th Sir! You Sir are indeed a true warrior for justice and equality for all.

    • 96 globalcitizenlinda
      October 9, 2011 at 8:41 pm

      I love Rev Dr. Joseph Lowery !

      A very Happy 90th birthday to this great man and may he live another 90 because he still make a lot of sense and is a very hopeful, kind and yes a person with lot of humor and abilty tio keep others around him happ.

      I am waiting for a video of this event to be shown somewhere. I will definitely watch

      • 97 COS
        October 9, 2011 at 8:50 pm

        I absolutely love Rev Lowery also, especially his take on Herman Cain. 🙂 Rev. Lowrey definitely speaks his mind.


        “He’s being used,” Lowery said. “I think he has sense enough to know it. But he’s enjoying it. He’s a good excuse [for Republicans]: ‘We’re not racists, we got Herman Cain.’”


        • 98 JoJothecat
          October 9, 2011 at 10:45 pm

          Thanks COS,

          Very good article. I forgot he took Bush to task at Coretta Kings funeral. Bush did not care, he knew there were no WMD. One thing the Rev Lowry got right, this whole fucking workd is crazy…I just hope they get crazy for Obama/Biden 2012 and put the GOTP out of office.

    • October 9, 2011 at 9:03 pm

      Happy Birthday Rev. Lowery — I love me some Rev. Lowery, he keeps it realer than real. I’ll never forget him at the Inauguration, lawd 😳 — it was enough to set Limbaugh off. Wow, 90 years — that’s good livin’ right there!

  17. October 9, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    PBO will spend about 3 hours at Walter Reed Hospital tomorrow. Wonder if he will be issuing purple hearts.

    • October 9, 2011 at 9:12 pm

      He could be getting an annual check-up?

      • October 9, 2011 at 9:15 pm

        Hmmmm, you are so interesting. And smart. Ha!

      • 103 hopefruit2
        October 9, 2011 at 9:21 pm

        LOL! He will be visiting with wounded soldiers from what I read on Twitterville.

      • 104 globalcitizenlinda
        October 9, 2011 at 9:35 pm

        isn’t Walter Reed closed? Could it be possible for the President to have an annual check-up with the closing in process.

        • October 9, 2011 at 10:49 pm

          Negative. WRNMMC (Walter Reed National Military Medical Center) is under going renovations but is not closing. It is the official hospital for POTUS, VPOTUS, CONGRESS, and SCOTUS. Soooooo PBO could be going for his annual and give out some Purple Hearts.

    • 106 globalcitizenlinda
      October 9, 2011 at 9:32 pm

      I suspect you are right

    • 107 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      October 9, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      I am proud to say Walter Reed is my birthplace. I was born 6mos before JFK was to make his fateful early campaign stop to Dallas Texas. He made a visit to WRH the same week I was born my Mom and Dad tell me. 🙂 Unfortunately we all know what happened that November. 😦

  18. 108 donna dem 4 obama
    October 9, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Please share this link with family and friends and on Facebook and Twitter.

    this needs too be posted everyday, and all those with children in colleges out of your home state, MAKE SURE THEY KNOW THE LAWS OF THE STATE THEY ARE IN SO THEY CAN REGISTER WITH NO PROBEMS!


    • October 9, 2011 at 8:51 pm

      Thanks, Donna!! I’ve been posting this a lot on twitter for a few weeks and it usually gets RT’d. So simple and effective.

    • 110 theo67
      October 9, 2011 at 8:52 pm

      Thanks Donna – it really couldn’t be simpler! With just over a year to go, there shouldn’t be anyone who’s not registered to vote by November.

    • 111 hopefruit2
      October 9, 2011 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks Donna – this has come in very handy since I’ve recently moved state 🙂

    • 112 a4alice
      October 9, 2011 at 9:26 pm

      Thanks Donna. First time I’ve seen it. I’ll send this on to my friends.

    • 113 JoJothecat
      October 9, 2011 at 10:32 pm

      Thanks Donna,

      I have two young men who turned 18yrs old and I will sure get these to them. Both parents are Obama supporters! I have plans for them – one goes to UCLA.

  19. 114 globalcitizenlinda
    October 9, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    possible that those who were claiming earlier that some of the OWS demonstrations have been infiltrated by libeterians and right winger who intend to discredit them through disruptive acts are right.

    I was watching a short news clip of one guy (part of the OWS DC) who was arrested at the White House today for throwing his shoe over which apparently hit a uniformed Secret Service Agent. I know my eyes are not sharp any more but I thought I saw him wearing that yellow shirt with the snake log which was used by the teabaggers. can someone else verify this and bring it to the attention of other such as MSM (of course Don Lemon’s CNN has this as a main feature) and Twitter folks

    • 115 ChristiMtl
      October 9, 2011 at 9:17 pm

      Protester Arrested Outside White House For Throwing Shoe

      Politicians fought Sunday to cast the ongoing Wall Street protests in a very different light, with two GOP presidential candidates calling them “class warfare” and prominent Democrats expressing support for the protesters’ message.

      As lawmakers took to the political talk shows, a crowd of about 100 people protested outside the White House, part of a wave of protests spreading nationwide inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement.

      The Secret Service said one person was arrested and will be charged with assault on a police officer after throwing a shoe at a uniformed officer.

      Lisa Simeone, one of the protest organizers, said the man was trying to throw his shoe over the fence of the White House but missed.

      Most of those taking part carried an anti-war message — something that has happened in other cities as well. Several carried signs asking President Barack Obama to join them for a “beer summit.”

      • October 9, 2011 at 10:22 pm

        OWS’ers need to march to the D.C. U.S. Capitol and/or their state capital. That’s where bills are written and passed by Congress (House of Representatives and Senate). Then, they go to the President/Governor for signature or veto!

        Unfortunately, some of them don’t know how a bill becomes a law…

        Nor, do they know how local/state and federal governments work.

        That’s a shame.

        Educatin’ ’em is in order! 😆

        YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!
        PRESS ON!

    • 117 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      October 9, 2011 at 10:15 pm

      That is because the OWS is being covertly promoted by the institution that the protests are against. I hope you all can see how this is evolving. It is classic ROVE tactics to play mind games to confuse the electorate. The majority of these protesters are Libertarians, Emoprogs, PUMAS, and closet Teabaggers. They will never support the president. OF course you have some Obamabots mixed in who are confused and actually believe these are legit protests.

      This is a Conservative operation folks aimed at bringing down PBO. The orchrestrators of this movement have NO intention of really protesting the real elements of greed in Big Business and Wall St.

      • 118 JoJothecat
        October 9, 2011 at 10:21 pm

        The Corporatist has been praticing pitting the poor and stupid against themselves for YEARS! Since the fucking beginning of fucking time! They are experts in manipulating the working class to do exactly what they want them to do. FDR and hopefully PBO will be the two presidents that will defeat them at their own game. This president ain’t no fool. As president he has a whole lot of tools than he had when he was senator…..think about it.

  20. 120 Bill R.
    October 9, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Friends, OWS is taking a turn to the crazy. It’s now aligning itself with the likes of Hugo Chavez and Marxist symbols (hammer and sickle), in addition to the escalating attacks on the Dem. Party and our President. Beware..

    • 122 theo67
      October 9, 2011 at 9:31 pm

      I think those who are infiltrating are framing it so that FOX news can rant on about the communist/socialist leanings of the “mob”. I hope someone legitimate can take hold of that movement quickly or it can peter out before it does any more damage.

      • October 9, 2011 at 9:48 pm

        This was bound to happen without strong leadership. Democrats can support the sentiment–resentment against the uber rich and exploitative corporations–without supporting the tactics. But a mob with no purpose is ultimately just a waste of energy. In the areas where it becomes a rally for jobs it might do some smidgeon of good, but it’s sad to fritter away the potential for making a difference with such confusion.

        • 124 N
          October 9, 2011 at 11:46 pm

          “Democrats can support the sentiment–resentment against the uber rich and exploitative corporations–without supporting the tactics.”

          And so far that’s what most Democrats have done. Good for them.

    • October 9, 2011 at 9:38 pm

      I wouldn’t trust this if I were you. I googled Hugo Chavez + Occupy Wall Street and every hit so far has brought up right wing websites. Plus there was a quote in there that really set of an alarm:

      “A 22 year old woman who has camped out for 2 weeks in New York and said her name was “Cadre” was also visibly elated to hear Chavez. Cadre said she quit her job in order to be a part of OWS and added, “if sicko Christians want to pray, let them pray that we have a leader like Hugo Chavez! The future belongs to the people and so do the minds of American children who will one day bask in a workers paradise free from the chains of their brainwashed American parents!”

      That does. not. sound. right.

      • October 9, 2011 at 9:54 pm

        That is so over the top 30’s leftist pseudo talk that it’s comical. It sounds like somebody who saw a bad movie and is trying to pretend to be a revolutionary. Give me a break. No real humans (not placed in a time capsule for the last 70 years) talk like that. And if those words actually came out of the mouth of a 22-year old, she needs help.

        • 128 hopefruit2
          October 9, 2011 at 10:03 pm

          There is a diary right now on Old Orange trying to match Chavez (favorably) against the President in a hypothetical “anticapitalist” stance. At least it got 2 HR’s .

          • October 9, 2011 at 10:10 pm

            That kind of diary is juvenile, freshman dorm room stuff. It accomplishes nothing, is completely divorced from reality and makes the writer look like an idiot.

          • 130 ChristiMtl
            October 9, 2011 at 10:23 pm

            I went to check, this place is awful!…it hasn’t change.

            I saw the FP diary from brooklynbadboy.

            Is it the new symbol of OWS? ”don’t tread on me snake” or whatever it is, it was used by the Teabaggers.

      • 131 GOVCHRIS1988
        October 9, 2011 at 10:05 pm

        It doesn’t sound right, but this is what I was arguing on the Booman Tribune a couple of days back, when I was looking for what the hell it was about. I mean, if there is no spokespersons who could viably articulate a clear and concise vision of what the mission statement for this movement is, then many conservative/PL/Anti-Obama forces could come in, muddle the message and destroy the momentum. Of course,the guy I was arguing with just kept saying, I didn’t get it. No shit?

    • 132 GOVCHRIS1988
      October 9, 2011 at 9:57 pm

      And……………………….. this is when the movement died.

    • October 9, 2011 at 11:00 pm

      I read the article and it sounded sort of sarcastic, especially the last paragraph when it stated that the next leader to contact the group would be the North Korean leader…..well at least I hope it wasn’t true.

  21. October 9, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Looking forward to seeing and hearing Rev. Al’s reporting from OWS this coming week. There’s real potential in the movement, and I would love to get his perspective on it. If anybody knows about grassroots, it’s Rev. Al.

    • 135 hopefruit2
      October 9, 2011 at 9:37 pm

      I am certainly looking forward to hearing Rev Al’s take on this. I think the movement could have had a lot more potential if they had focused their message, not kept it so nebulous to hide their motives, and now it appears it’s being co-opted by just about every faction thinkable. I mean, folks wanting “beer summits” with the President to talk about the wars (which he is succeeding at his goals in Afghanistan, and winding down as promised in Iraq)?!?!?

      • October 9, 2011 at 10:45 pm

        Time will tell. Can’t wait to hear what Rev. Al will say. I’m sure he’s been part of several less than perfect demonstrations in his time. Like John Lewis, he’s knows the deal. :-).

  22. October 9, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Homage to Steve Jobs on NYC taxi cabs:

    View this post on Instagram

    Homage to #stevejobs turning up on cabs around NYC.

    A post shared by Good Morning America (@goodmorningamerica) on

  23. October 9, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Excellent article about how the Obama campaign is light years ahead of the GOP in collecting and utilizing data: http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/09/tech/innovation/obama-data-crunching-election/index.html

    • 140 JoJothecat
      October 9, 2011 at 10:16 pm

      Thanks Tien Le,

      This is what I am talking about folks. The Right Wing GoP Media can say PBO has lost the base but HE KNOWS he has NOT! He knows how many positive blogs there are like this one and those that tweet, FB, and everything else. For those like me who are low-tech, I talk to folks who talk to folks who talk to other folks….and the AA, Hispanic middle class, poor, etc are 100% behind the president.

      • 141 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        October 10, 2011 at 2:19 am

        Spoton Jo Jo. Notice how the writer mentions PBO’s wanning supporters and lack of support. RIGHT. Once the latch on to a narrative they stick with it. Everything is presented so negatively in the MSM when it comes to PBO even positive stories have to have a negative slant. Amazing. We are not falling for it though.

    • 142 halo
      October 9, 2011 at 10:18 pm

      It’s good to know that PBO’s campaign is working hard!

  24. October 9, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Hey Everyone…Another busy day….volunteering signed up a few people….we had a demonstration and passed out more flyers “PASS THE JOB ACT”…Whewwwwww tired….but my spirit is high!! I decided not to watch any Sunday shows this morning…just headed out with one thing in mind…helping PBO in getting this job bill passed…anything is distraction…like the OW, after what happened with John Lewis I am done..They keep saying they don’t have any political affiliation, yet they are quick to bash President Obama…there’s a double standard here…everything they complaining about, should be directed to the GOP, the No-Good Congress, You can’t say we not taking sides, while you dump everyone in one category…PBO has been wearing the badge for the middle class since his early days as a community organizer in south side Chicago, If these demonstrators want to be seen as a credible force they need to put their energy where it belongs…..and that’s Congress…Not PBO…
    I am not going to be distracted and follow PBO’s lead…like Dionne Warwick said” He does one thing at time” Right now I am concentrating on the Job Bill….then whatever PBO calls for I am there….


    LOVE YOU ALL!!!!

    • 144 hopefruit2
      October 9, 2011 at 10:17 pm

      Thank you Kasai. After watching this uplifting video, I’m confident that we can overcome the ALL nefarious antics of the GOP, MSM, PL, CBC, OWS, PUMA, Paulites,Twittertrolls, rainbowwaterdogs, etc…

      Obama/Biden 2012

    • 145 anniebella
      October 9, 2011 at 10:29 pm

      I’m right with you kasai, 100%

  25. October 9, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Please get the word out…Rev.Al’s march is October-15….Now We know that Rev. AL has our President’s back, He will be marching to pass the Job bill…and his message will be aligned with PBO’s message, unlike these OW.

    NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN), REV. AL SHARPTON, LABOR LEADERS & COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS TO LEAD MARCH FOR JOBS AND JUSTICE OCTOBER 15 From the Emancipator (Abraham Lincoln) to the Liberator (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) the collective journey of civil rights will be reaffirmed October…

    Call or go to National Action Network.net to Register Online NOW for our October 15th MArch!! NAN HOTLINE #: 877-626-4651 #NANMARCH

  26. October 9, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Barack Obama supporters stage Harlem Tea Party in support of president’s re-election bid

    BY Jennifer H. Cunningham
    Dozens of people rallied at a “Harlem Tea Party” Sunday in support of President Obama’s reelection bid – and called for a more civil tone in the presidential race.

    “This is a Harlem tea party,” said Chet Whyte, director of Harlem 4 Obama. “This is about ‘civilitea.’ But don’t let the smooth taste fool you.”

    “Our premise is that we have allowed the Tea Party to shape the debate,” Whyte said. “We’re going to take back the definition of tea party. They wanted to define us, we’re redefining them.”

    Whyte said Harlem 4 Obama members would heed the example of those who peacefully demonstrated during the Civil Rights Movement.

    “In their quiet dignity, they went up against dogs and firehouses in Selma,” Whyte said. “They came back with the moral authority.”

    Oscar Carter, 65, of Harlem, told the crowd: “President Obama, we want you to know, Harlem has your back!”

    Tekima Berlack, a retired social worker who was born and reared in Harlem, said, in some instances, racism has fueled the vitriolic criticism of the president.

    “I think it’s racism,” said Berlack, who held up a sign that read “Expand Pell Grants for Low Income Students.”

    I’m specifically here for [Obama’s] reelection and to bring the jobs bill to the public’s attention,” Moore-Bruno said. “We need to pass this bill for all Americans, not just Harlem.”

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/10/09/2011-10-09_barack_obama_supporters_stage_harlem_tea_party_in_support_of_presidents_reelecti.html#ixzz1aLHNzqSc

  27. October 9, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    These ladies are so cute:-) It made my day!!!!

  28. 158 Me4obama
    October 9, 2011 at 10:43 pm


    ILOVE GEORGE CLOONEY. Best read of the day. This made my night.

  29. 160 eveingeorgia
    October 9, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I just listened to Danny Glover tell a crowd in L.A. that the AJA was insufficient, that it gave false hope.

    I could not bear to finish listening. I was drawn to the clip because it was titled “Danny Wakes Up”; I fully expected Danny to be fighting for the AJA. I was wrong and terribly disappointed. He is as virulently against Obama as any on the right.

    What a way to end a Sunday.

    • 161 Cos
      October 9, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      What was Danny Glover’s last movie? He should concentrate on trying to get an acting job and stop bashing PBO.

    • October 9, 2011 at 10:59 pm


      Has he even read it?

      YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!
      PRESS ON!

    • 163 ChristiMtl
      October 9, 2011 at 11:06 pm

      I wonder what was his brilliant idea about that, what would have been sufficient? Do they do it on purpose to completely ignore what the President has to deal with? A small majority in the Senate, with Blue Dogs and the teabaggers control the House,.

      • 164 ChristiMtl
        October 9, 2011 at 11:10 pm

        It’s so annoying, beside complaining, what the hell do they do that is constructive, instead of targeting the Republicans, the do nothing Congress……….it’s always about the President

    • 165 N
      October 9, 2011 at 11:47 pm

      And so we should just do nothing? Something is better than nothing.

    • 167 eveingeorgia
      October 9, 2011 at 11:14 pm

      Thanks for this. As the old commercial said, “…I needed that.” That interview/article made it less likely that I will have to drink Mylanta tonight.

      BTW, all: If you have not seen the Melissa Harris-Perry lecture and Q&A, try to carve out the time to watch it. It’s one hour and fourteen minutes long. Be warned: You will be hooked!

  30. 168 bonkers
    October 9, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Al Giordano weighs in on the Occupy Wall Street mess:

    Better set aside some time to read it all.

    • 169 nathkatun7
      October 10, 2011 at 12:39 am

      Al Giordano is not only an excellent journalist, he is also a very wise man that needs to be listened to! Untrained people who believe in televised Revolution may eventually do a great deal of dis-service to their cause,

  31. 170 hopefruit2
    October 9, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Now GOP wannabe candidate and Libertarian Gov Buddy Roemer wants to join OWS. He tweets:

    // My decision to join Occupy Wall Street is to put an end to #OWS bashing by fellow GOP candidates. I want to hear the stories of protestors. //

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