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President Obama waves before boarding Air Force One before departing from the 911th Airlift Wing, Pennsylvania Air Reserve Station in Pittsburgh, en route to Florida

Unemployed workers, union members and others hold a prayer vigil before the Senate vote on the American Jobs Act in the Hart Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 11


45 Responses to “chat away”


  1. 1 TrumpDog
    October 11, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    He’ll be home at 11:00 pm? How does this man do it all?
    Can you imagine McCain on this type of schedule???

    • 2 jacquelineoboomer
      October 11, 2011 at 5:51 pm

      No – McCain would make America come to him.

      Yuck – now you “made me” think of his pouty face. 🙂

  2. 3 FiredUpInCA
    October 11, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    My phone tells me I’ve logged 61 calls into Sen. Mitch McConnell. Busy signal each time. Is it worth it to call his Kentucky offices?

    • 4 globalcitizenlinda
      October 11, 2011 at 5:48 pm

      yes, please try call his Kentucky office if you can, because they record the votes that come in about an issue. some have suggested that due to caller ID, block your phone number and get a Kentucky zipcode for today. Is it possible you study at the University of Kentucy?

  3. 6 dotster3
    October 11, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Reposting from a couple stories down because I think this is unbelievable and I want people to be aware: “Gov. Scott asks court to throw out Voting Rights Act protections in Florida”. Gov. Scott filed a petition in fed. court asking the court to throw out a section of the Voting Rights Act that provides protections for minority voters. Now I wonder why he’s interested in throwing out protections for minority voters. This is sickening, literally.

    http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2011/10/scott-asks-court-to-throw-out-voting-rights-act-protections-in-florida-.html

    • October 11, 2011 at 5:37 pm

      So my question is what the heck are the Ds in Florida and nationally gonna do? Just let this mess happen?

    • 8 a4alice
      October 11, 2011 at 5:38 pm

      Yikes. Just tweeted that over to the Obama For America in Florida group. I’m sure they’ve gotta know already I’d think.

    • 9 theo67
      October 11, 2011 at 5:51 pm

      They are speaking their intentions clearly and in plain, easy to understand language. Anyone voting Republican should not pretend they don’t know exactly what they’re voting for (or against).

    • 10 Fred
      October 11, 2011 at 5:53 pm

      thanks for the link.I just posted this on my fb page to 2 of my friends living there

    • 11 jacquelineoboomer
      October 11, 2011 at 5:55 pm

      I’m really beginning to wonder what will be left of America when they are done? We cannot let this continue much longer, because we will have too much to fix. We’re already half to that point.

      Recall Scott!

      Hope the people who voted for these Republican governors are happy. It will backfire on THEIR rights one of these days.

  4. October 11, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2011/10/11/155434/09 Booman says it all. the Repugs will ruin our Country to defeat Obama.
    Just tweeted this.

  5. October 11, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    After tearing the jobs act apart with coward fineman, tweety says, if this is the presidents last term, will he say I tried to do to much in jobs or not enough?

    Garbage!

    The onus should be on Congress!

  6. 19 jacquelineoboomer
    October 11, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Just noticed that Jeremy Bird and OFA Illinois, among others, are putting out #passthebill tweets today in Spanish – covering all fronts. Great idea.

  7. 20 dotster3
    October 11, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    I see on TPM that they’re going to keep the Jobs Bill voting open till 8:45 p.m. so Jeanne Shaheen can make it back from N.H. to vote after receiving some award. She had originally planned to not vote, so I’m glad someone has persuaded her to make the effort.

  8. October 11, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    I know since the debate is on Bloomberg channel, that no one will be watching it, but what’s the over/under on there now being a question about Iran, and who will be the first to say they would bomb Iran?

    My money’s on Cain or Bachmann or Perry!

    • 24 Fred
      October 11, 2011 at 6:07 pm

      just last week Rick Perry was suggesting invading Mexico because of the drug cartels I’d love for TeaNN (I know they won’t) to ask him if he’d like to take that back considering Mexico helped our Country in foiling that Ambassador’s assassination plot 🙄

    • 25 hopefruit2
      October 11, 2011 at 6:17 pm

      Some Internet sites might be liveblogging the debate (e.g., Old Orange, OFA, etc).

  9. 26 jacquelineoboomer
    October 11, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I thought Webb said he’d vote yes on cloture?

    NorahODonnell Norah O’Donnell
    Sen Jim Webb, D-VA, on the Senate floor says he will VOTE NO on cloture on the President’s jobs bill this evening. Sen Leiberman is a YES

  10. 27 jacquelineoboomer
    October 11, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Sixteen Democratic Governors send letter to Congressional leadership to pass AJA. Good for them!

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/10/11/letter-democratic-governors-congressional-leadership-american-jobs-act

  11. 28 57andFemale
    October 11, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I am Twitter-stupid and would rather bother the TOD family than some faceless automaton at Twitter. I now have some people from the TOD twitter list following me. do I need to confirm that, like on Facebook?

  12. 33 HZ
    October 11, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Chica Currency Manipulation sanctions now being voted on for final passage. A simple majority (51) is needed. Now on C-SPAN2. HZ

    • 34 HZ
      October 11, 2011 at 6:11 pm

      meant to type China

    • October 11, 2011 at 6:20 pm

      The President says this is just a feel good vote, as it will go nowhere in the House, snd the WTO will disapprove of this measure!
      In other words, wasting our time!

      • October 11, 2011 at 6:43 pm

        Jovie, it is never a waste of time Jovie to express our concerns. These people work for us and if they do not hear from us they assume, incorrectly, that we are not interested. Keep calling, please.

      • 37 HZ
        October 11, 2011 at 6:56 pm

        Wasting our time? Excuse me. Did the President say this? I will continue to watch, call, e mail these people to let them know that they work for the American people. Each to his/her own.HZ

  13. 38 MTmarilyn
    October 11, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I posted this on another thread but thought I would post it here too. Thanks for the encouragement from everyone here. I will be much better next time. I did call Tester’s office back and said I wanted to know exactly why he wouldn’t vote for the bill. The girl said he was concerned about what it would do to Social Security and that he didn’t think it would go far enough for the in getting the 1% to pay for the bill. She said he still hasn’t decided for sure which way he would vote. I told her I was an avid supporter and I was was very concerned about him not supporting the President and playing into the Repub hands. I said I thought he was more concerned about his election that about putting people back to work. She said she would pass it on. I couldn’t get a live person in Baucus’s office again. I at least didn’t break down in tears this time. I am still hoping both of them will vote for it. We’ll see.

    • 39 jacquelineoboomer
      October 11, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      MTmarilyn – That really touched me. Once, on a weekend, I called that awful Boehner’s phone # and started to leave a voicemail. In the middle of it, I started crying. These people are so hurtful, it boggles the mind what they are doing to our beautiful country and its people.

    • 40 GGail
      October 11, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      MTmarilyn, I’m doing the “happy dance” for your courage to PRESS ON!

  14. 41 LadyTNT
    October 11, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    I tweeted and called both of my senators, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Senator Bob Corker (R-TN). Both aides said that neither senator has made a definitive choice on how they would be voting tonight. I think that’s BS, but I politely asked them to pass on the message that I would really appreciate it if they could support the AJA and send people back to work. I do’t know if it wil help, but at least I tried. PRESS ON PEOPLE!!! Obama/Biden 2012

    • 42 mtmarilyn
      October 11, 2011 at 7:25 pm

      I think it all helps. It is hard for me to make those calls too. I know we need to do this if we expect to bring our country back from the Corporations. I am doing this for the next generation. Thanks to everyone here for keeping us on track.

  15. 43 globalcitizenlinda
    October 11, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I did not hear about these prayer virgils for jobs until I saw the photos and video clips here. I think this is a very good idea to put a face to the unemployment and have religous leaders challenge those who claim to be born again or very good christians but are so focused on hurting the poor by their policies and votes

  16. 44 GGail
    October 11, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Thanks Chipsticks for posting the video feeds of Good Jobs LA vigil yesterday evening on the Bridge over the 101 freeway here in Los Angeles. The group has a sound purpose and I’m looking forward to joining them at the next rally.

  17. 45 a4alice
    October 11, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Hey You Guys: I just am clicking on CSPAN2 and it says”U.S. Senate: President’s Jobs Plan Fails to Move Forward” So my question is, what exactly does that mean?


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