san francisco

President Obama leaves Los Angeles International Airport en route to San Francisco

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee reaches out to greet President Barack Obama on his arrival at San Francisco International Airport

At a campaign event in San Francisco

Demonstrator Tommy Schneider, a Democrat from Bentwood, Calif., protests with a sign outside the hotel where President Obama was appearing in downtown San Francisco.

So, who’s Tommy going to vote for? Romney/Perry? 🙄

87 Responses to “san francisco”

  1. 1 bonkers
    October 25, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Fire it up, San Francisco!

  2. 6 Me4obama
    October 25, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    OMG that little Cutie Pie. Oh my!

  3. October 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Hey Chips and friends. I am loving these threads and links today. I can’t wait to see Jay Leno show tonight.

  4. 14 Ladyhawke
    October 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    O/T: pm carpenter opines on Perry’s minuscule virtues.



    Rick Perry just completed the most incoherent, incomprehensible press conference I have ever heard. Ostensibly it was on his flat-tax plan, yet over and over again he hammered the idea that what Americans want most are jobs, and it is government regulation of private enterprise that is killing those jobs.

    Why, then, this urgent need for a flat tax? Anyone’s flat tax? According to Perry, all government need do is eradicate regulations and all would be economically well.

    Needless to say, not one of the gagglers asked Perry about this enormous contradiction. One asked about the birther issue, on which Perry was even more incomprehensible (something about seeing his birth certificate being irrelevant to national needs). Another, to the reporter’s credit, asked Perry how he can cut $1 trillion a year (required to achieve government spending at 18 percent of GDP) when Congress’ super committee can’t seem to locate $1 trillion to cut over 10 years. Perry’s answer, in effect: Not to worry, the horrifying enormity of his economic plan wouldn’t fully kick in until 2020.

    The press conference was both laughable and immensely depressing. How anyone of Perry’s minuscule virtues could be regarded as a legitimate prospect for the U.S. presidency is simply beyond me.


  5. October 25, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    I don’t see the stream of PBO’s event on CNN. Am I missing something?

  6. October 25, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Romney expressed generic support for Kasich’s efforts to curtail union rights, but he would not say whether he supports or opposes the specific measures.

    “I am not speaking about the particular ballot issues,” Romney said, only after repeated questions from reporters. “Those are up to the people of Ohio. But I certainly support the efforts of the governor to reign in the scale of government. I am not terribly familiar with the two ballot initiatives. But I am certainly supportive of the Republican Party’s efforts here.”


    He is not a good candidate- he makes toany mistakes, but is getting a pass!

    • October 25, 2011 at 5:29 pm

      And this is the guy the media said would in Ohio?

    • 25 PoliticalJunkessa
      October 25, 2011 at 5:39 pm

      Whoever advised him to go to Ohio ahead of this vote needs to be fired. He can’t help but put his foot in his mouth because he has no core. Plus he has the opposite effect on people that PBO has: the closer people get to Willard, the more they dislike him. I’m so glad he uttered these words — they’re sure to sink him in Ohio.

      • 26 LOL
        October 25, 2011 at 6:03 pm

        *grabs the popcorn* So I venture to the darkside and look what someone had to say about Mittens

        “Romney would convert to Islam if he thought he could carry Michigan by doing it.” LMAO

  7. 27 dotster3
    October 25, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I can’t find the event on CNN’s live stream either. But oh no, I think we have our first crying baby. It looks like President Obama is trying to work his baby whisperer magic, cuddling her head—so nice and cute!— and trying to calm her. I wonder if it worked, or if she stayed mad. I think she missed her nap today and that’s why she’s so crabby. 🙂

  8. 28 Me4obama
    October 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Hell hath no fury like a Donald scorned.

    Tuesday afternoon saw the Twitter equivalent of a schoolyard slap-fight between billionaire blusterer Donald Trump and MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell.

    Although it isn’t clear what prompted the tussle, Trump delivered the first salvo. Below, purely for amusement, is a transcript:

    The Donald: “Last year @Lawrence strongly predicted that @TimPawlenty would be the Republican nominee–@Lawrence is a total loser who is killing the MSNBC brand. He is begging me to be on his show. I am his only hope–@oreillyfactor killed him.”

    O’Donnell: “@realDonaldTrump What else did I predict? Something about u? Like the exact day u would reveal that u were not running. That was so easy.”

    O’Donnell: “@realDonaldTrump I assume you’re still afraid of coming on my show. Don’t worry, we will light your hair any way you want.”

    The Donald: “I only go on shows that get ratings, that’s why I do @oreillyfactor, @hannityshow, and @gretawire. Your show @lawrence, like you, is a loser that will soon be off the air. @oreillyfactor killed you at 8PM.”

    O’Donnell: “@realDonaldTrump Politeness (to the hosts) prevents me from naming lower rated shows than mine you’ve appeared on.”

    The Donald: “@Lawrence There is no such thing— they can’t get much lower than yours.”

    O’Donnell: “@realDonaldTrump Have I ever been wrong about you? Please tell me one thing I got wrong about you.”

    The Donald: “@Lawrence Yes, great hair, and it’s actually mine.”

    O’Donnell: “@realDonaldTrump Never said that’s not your hair. I take this tweet as confirmation from you that I have never been wrong about you. Thanks”

    The Donald: “It’s sad with only 57,000 followers on Twitter that you are topping your broadcast. @lawrence”

    O’Donnell: @realDonaldTrump I had over million viewers Fri, double @cnn audience, 2nd only to @oreillyfactor who has always been 8pm ratings king.”

    The Donald: “Stop calling my office to do your show, I have more important things to do with my time — nobody’s watching you! @lawrence”

    WTF. I’d Donald was my Father I would disown him. What an embarrassment to Humanity.

  9. 40 NinaCecily
    October 25, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    he has definitely become the “baby’s President” as every mother hands over her child to this gentle, tender, loving and kind President – we are so very lucky and privileged to cal him PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. October 25, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    What a vain ignoramus. I would not brag about that hair if I was him.

    • 43 Sue in Minnesota
      October 25, 2011 at 6:36 pm

      Glad they didn’t bring up his ugly mug! He has always reminded me of a rotting halloween pumpkin…you know when it starts to wither, crumple and collapse. His face is a very unfortunate circumstance of his birth 😯

  11. 44 Me4obama
    October 25, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Sorry Chips for the ling post. I didn’t want to link to the daily caller, a right wing rag. I also meant to say if Donald was my Father I would disavow him completely. What an embarrassment to all human kind. :rolls: a grown “Rich” man who acts like a bully.

  12. October 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Hey chip, Ben smiths days remainders-

    Obama losing his base-

    Again? Lol!

    • 48 LOL
      October 25, 2011 at 5:29 pm

      Yawn…some Democracy Corps (I think they are the Carville operation) nonsense. You see how they cleverly didn’t pub the AP approval of 45 or 46% last week. But more to a bigger point, the MSM thinks of a story and THEN seeks people to validate THEIR thoughts. The same day reuters came with that BS about jobless folks disapproving of the president- someone posted the statistics of how jobless people are giving Obama money more than any other candidate- especially in the hard hit area of Detroit…I believe. flipping morons. Their byline should be “We report…even if it’s not (factually) true”

  13. 50 FiredUpInCA
    October 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    We don’t have a messaging problem. We have a media problem. An article about the President’s next “We Can’t Wait” initiative — the consolidation and reduction of interest on student loans — ends with this untruth:

    “The White House push on executive action comes amid frustration that Congress has failed to pass any elements of Obama’s jobs plan despite weeks of effort trying to pressure lawmakers to act.”

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/obama_to_announce_plan_to_cut_student_22KQDathZ8Ps8Yx1DF2h4K#ixzz1bpXwxpF1

    The NYPost reprinted this from the Wall Street Journal, the voice of the tea party and the GOP. Who knows who else re-published this lie.

    At every single stop on his tour, the President has specifically been calling out the members of congress who are responsible for gridlock in passing jobs legislation. It’s the Republicans. It’s the Republicans. It’s the Republicans. “Congress” is not the problem.

    The perpetuation of the ‘Washington is broken’ meme, provides consistent cover for domestic saboteurs.

    • October 25, 2011 at 9:23 pm

      I know that picture makes the bridge look bad, but until a structural engineer inspects it and says that it’s actually failing, I think this might be hyperbolic in nature. Rust does not equal fail.

  14. 53 donna dem 4 obama
    October 25, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Okay I have been super busy the last couple of days here at work and just got a chance to check out the previous threads. What’s up with that woman all up and over the President? She better back that thang up in the opposite direction 🙂

    • October 25, 2011 at 6:44 pm

      I know what you mean, dd4obama. But I’m gonna wait until I watch the show tonight to see the woman’s actions in context. Maybe, just maybe, there’s some rationale explanation for Ms. Michelle Tasoff (The Leno show producer) to be all up on the President like that–even though her nonverbals seemed to be saying: ‘Here I am. Take me.’ 🙂 It looks like POTUS did his best not to look at her when she thrust he boobies in his face like that. Shame, shame, shame on this tv producer. 😉

  15. 55 LOL
    October 25, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Mitt haz a sad:( No one woves him

    According to the Clarus poll released Tuesday, 29% of self-described registered Republicans say they would like to dine with Cain, the businessman, former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and radio talk show host, followed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 22%, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at 17% and all the other candidates in single digits.

    • 56 FiredUpInCA
      October 25, 2011 at 5:59 pm

      In Cain’s case, I need to see the crosstabs to suss out how much of that 29% is a love for Cain and how much of that is the expectation of dining on free, unlimited pizza slices.

      • 57 LOL
        October 25, 2011 at 6:05 pm

        HAHAHAHAHA—-yeah I’m sure the crosstabs would have 98% of college kids wanting to dine with Cain to get some of that gawd awful pizza. I think they would want to dine with Newt, just to get a better look at that thunderdome he calls a head.

  16. 59 Marlz (@marjgra)
    October 25, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I won’t post the link her (Huffing and Puffing), but they are relating a story about MSNBC under pressure to fire Pat BuKKKanan! Lets see what they do.

  17. 64 Marlz (@marjgra)
    October 25, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Can we ask Bush and Cheney to repay this money?

    October 25, 2011 at 5:52 pm


  19. October 25, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    From the White House announcement:

    Secretary Salazar and his staff will work with industry and civil society to develop a sensible plan to disclose relevant information about revenues from oil, gas, and mining assets, and to enhance the accountability and transparency of our revenue collection efforts.  Under Secretary Salazar’s leadership, the Department of Interior has a strong record of partnering with industry and citizens to make important strides in reforming the management of our natural resources, and EITI is just the latest in a long series of steps designed to make the U.S. government more open and more accountable to the American people. 

  20. October 25, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Here’s some raw video of PBO’s arrival at SFO:


    WARNING: Serious baby-whispering ahead!!

  21. October 25, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Greetings TOD folks

    Came up for air long enough to update the TOD state locator page. We are making a list of TOD members by state. Hopefully folks in the same state can work together to help PBO. I have added the names listed here and at WIW. I know there are oodles of folks I am missing so post here or at the blog.

    Also can we get someone form each state to share their email and then everyone else can email that person so there can be a contact list of folks in that state?


  22. 75 Mary Jones
    October 25, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    That made me feel like ‘following’ O’Donnell just to spite Trump and raise the numbers!

  23. October 25, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Nice to see NYTimes pick up on this

    NY Times: The Common Sense and Courage of Elizabeth Warren

  24. 80 dotster3
    October 25, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I don’t know if you have me or not, wiw, but I’m in Illinois.

  25. 82 halo
    October 25, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    All that gray hair! It’s accelerating!

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    October 25, 2011 at 6:44 pm

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    • 87 maritza
      October 25, 2011 at 7:10 pm

      Chipsticks you are the very best and thank you for all that you do!

      I always check for the new thread “after the jump”, if it can be called that.

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