the last word…..

“If ignorance ever goes to $100 a barrel, you want to get the drilling rights on Perry’s head.”


See you tomorrow 😉

119 Responses to “the last word…..”

  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    October 27, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Hightower is great at taking down Texan Republicans – like Perry and G.W. Bush. But once in a while, he’s quite snarky about President Obama, and – although I grew to love him when G.W. was President – that really turns me off:



  2. October 27, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Hightower is a riot. He just spits out one good zinger after another. I love the idea of Perry creating “jobettes.” And that closing line should make big time comedians green with envy. It’s a keeper.

  3. October 27, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Good night, Chips, see you tomorrow too. 😉 Sweet and restful dreams!

  4. October 27, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Be on the look out for “Extreme Makeover : Congressman Edition” as Eric Cantor seems to have hired a new image consultant or two, probably after seeing the polling that has Congress’ favorables at 9%. Either way here’s what coming –

    “So now Cantor is trying to rehab his public image. The No. 2 House Republican wants to show he’s a serious lawmaker who’s curious about policy and has been unfairly vilified by the left while trying to find common ground with Democrats.

    Cantor is allowing CBS News’s “60 Minutes” cameras into his life, filming his three children and wife to show that he’s not the hard-line ideologue that has become the object of Democratic caricature. He’s invited the “60 Minutes” cameras to spend Thanksgiving with his family; Leslie Stahl is slated to be the reporter on the piece.

    In an effort to humanize him, Cantor’s staff has started an online video series called “Snapshot of the Leader,” which depicts Cantor’s daily routine in short bits. The first installment had him talking about the “American dream” and “trying to promote achievement and success for everyone.” There will be a dozen of these rolled out on Cantor’s website.

    The campaign to recast Cantor’s image may also be a tacit acknowledgment of one of his biggest weaknesses: the likability factor. Cantor, 48, has risen to the top of the GOP hierarchy at a fast and furious pace. He’s known for his acute policy acumen, political sensibility and aggressive fundraising. But Democrats — including President Barack Obama — have succeeded in building him up as the embodiment of unreasonable GOP opposition.

    He’s working on that.”


    See, Cantor is just a misunderstood nice guy in a crazy messed up world. This pap is nauseating to read, imagine what the Leslie Stahl pablum will be like. I see a larger concerted effort here by the GOP, to try and flip the script. You can see it in the Ryan speech from Wednesday – the GOP is trying to paint President Obama as the non-compromising radical who is out giving campaign speeches instead of being in Washington to negotiate with the rational and willing GOP. The Teabagger protests that the GOP was cheering in 2009 and up through the 2010 elections I guess is ancient history or something that everybody should forget. This is the GOP nice guys who just love their country and hate the divisiveness that OWS and the President is forcing on the country.

    Basically the President’s advisers told him to try and work with the GOP for years, that there would be a payoff to be the one looking to compromise and work with them – and the GOP gave him nothing for three years. Now that President Obama has taken the gloves off and is surging in the polls, the GOP is taking the tact that “hey, we’re willing to sit down and discuss these things like serious, rational thinkers from different sides of the spectrum, but the evil radical President is out to bully us”.

    Worst part is you know the MSM will eat this garbage up and spit it out as if they were reading off GOP talking points.

    • 5 jacquelineoboomer
      October 27, 2011 at 11:14 pm

      You are right with your assessments. This makes me sick. You can tell Halloween is coming up, and they’re readying their costumes. The only good thing is that anybody paying attention will know that Cantor and Ryan are tricksters. Let’s face it – they will slip if they try to go the “nice guy” route, because their votes in Congress, all in an effort to make President Obama a one-termer (not to help Americans), will give them away. Surely we have nice Democratic candidates who can oppose Cantor and Ryan in their next races and win. I could add others to that list, but we all know who needs to go.

    • 6 lmrj
      October 27, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      The MSM can eat all of the Cantor manure they want. NOBODY CARES about him and his family image. We all have families that we’re trying to clothe an feed and keep in school. We can do none of it if he keeps holding hostage the AJA and every other progressive thing PBO attempts on behalf of the people. The TGOP is so out of touch, they can’t even buy a clue with the KochBast@s/@&#’s money!

      • 7 lmrj
        October 27, 2011 at 11:20 pm

        That goes for “Eddie Munster” Ryan the Medicare Murderer too!

        • 8 jacquelineoboomer
          October 27, 2011 at 11:23 pm

          He will never be anybody to me but Eddie Munster!

          Hands off my Medicare (I get to say that now, starting with my birthday and I’m proud of it!), Munster!

    • October 27, 2011 at 11:24 pm

      This seems to support the comment someone made here a week or so ago that Randi Rhodes says Cantor is being groomed to try to get chosen as the VP candidate by whomever gets the nomination.

    • October 27, 2011 at 11:42 pm

      StR, IMO here’s where the beauty of the President’s patient approach pays off. There is so much documented evidence of the Pres’ willingness to compromise with these jokers for 2+ years that I can’t see them succeeding with a refurbished Cantor, or even a non- refurbished McConnell trying to say “Oh the President is not reasonable”. His willingness to work with Repubs has been painstakingly showcased not just once but repeatedly, with both democrats and republicans calling the Pres unflattering names during those times. Now that PBO has successfully proven that he was more than willing to compromise, i feel this particular criticism won’t stick, and if the MSM has forgotten PBO’s efforts we’ll just have to work around them like the Pres does and get the news out in local media as well as on Twitter.

      • October 28, 2011 at 7:20 am

        You’re right, VC, PBO was tarred with that “compromising” brush and ridiculed by the left and right, even though he was actually trying to govern and give the R’s enough rope to hang themselves. NOBODY is going to believe he doesn’t compromise enough! The R’s did hang themselves, letting people see them as the bull-headed ideologues they really are. Cantor and Ryan can put on all the lipstick in the world. They still look and sound still weasels. If they want to improve their image, how about passing the President’s jobs bill.

    • 14 anniebella
      October 28, 2011 at 3:04 am

      saintroscoe, it won’t work. It doesn’t matter how many times you give a skunk a bath it still will come out smelling like a skunk. A conservative stinking no good skunk name Cantor.

    • 16 dotster3
      October 28, 2011 at 7:12 am

      I couldn’t believe that 60 Minutes and Stahl would want to do a segment on Cantor. I wouldn’t think that they would feel it would have any kind of wide appeal. I wonder why they’re so willing to go out of their way to defend and bolster a member of Congress. Disturbing.

    • 17 Ladyhawke
      October 28, 2011 at 7:47 am


      Here they go again, the GOP is trying to put lipstick on the pig. There is just too much video available to counter this extreme makeover attempt by Erick Cantor. I think we should send saintroscos’s comment to everyone we know including the media. This is yet another confirmation that President Obama taking the American Jobs Act on the road is working.

      I think the GOP is freaking out. They have nothing to show on job creation. The have a slate of lackluster, weak, unhinged and deranged presidential candidates. And the polls show that President Obama American Jobs Act enjoys the support of the majority of the American people. That includes Independents and Republicans. President Obama and the Democrats are on the right side of the issue. It’s that simple. It’s the Republicans who are trying to sabotage the economic recovery and everybody knows it.

      This is so typical of the Republican Party. They won’t take responsibility for their own inaction. But at the same time, they will try to take credit for positive actions that others have taken. These people are just conniving and dishonest. That’s just how they roll. There is plenty of video to prove show their duplicity.

      They have this two weeks on and one week off schedule. But meanwhile they have done absolutely nothing about job creation since taking the majority in the House of Representatives.

      I hope DemRapidResponse is on this. Also, if you think the late night shows had fun with the Herman Cain’s ad, just imagine what Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno and SNL will do to Eric Cantor’s attempt to cleanup his image. We should give them a heads up so they can start writing the skis now.

    • 19 MoObama
      October 28, 2011 at 7:49 am

      Well that just ruined my day. Do sports come on before or after 60 mins? I hope everybody is out with friends or asleep from all the food they consumed to watch the troll from Virginia Beach.

  5. 20 utaustinliberal
    October 27, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Hiya TOD’ers This is from the last thread; from the brilliant or wickedly nutty mind of hopefruit2 😉

    Hey folks, it’s Halloween. I’ve assigned costumes to everyone. You must wear your costume proudly on Monday Oct 31st and post as if you were that person on the special Halloween thread (of course if Chips gives us permission to play!).

    1. Hopefruit2 – Ron Paul
    2. Jovie – Bachman
    3. Saintroscoe – Halperin
    4. desertflower – Tweety
    5. Bobfr – Romney
    6. theo67 – Cain
    7. Utaustin – Baby jane Hamsher
    8. Nintendo – Rick Perry
    9. lisalovesobama -Chris Christie
    10. Sue in Minesota – Ed Schultz
    11. GGail – Morning Mika
    12. africa-peggy noonan
    13. Purple shoes – Mankini Newt
    14. Me4obama – Donald Trump
    15. collegekay – Maxine Waters
    16. Mel – Cornel West
    17. Virginia – Michael Moore
    18. Jacquelineboomer – Rubio
    19. Forus50 – Glen Beck
    20. Vcprezofan – Turtle Mitch McConnell
    21. Lightfoot – Weeper Boener.
    22. Gobrooklyn- Eric Cantor
    23. LadyHawke – Joan Walsh

    • 21 utaustinliberal
      October 27, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      My response: Hopefruit……classic! baby jane hamsher? Hmm…..I wonder why you gave me that halloween costume. I think Chipsticks has to be assigned Mankini Newt. She did create the character after all and embodies all the characteristics of Mankini Newt. 😉 😆 I’m game to play on Monday Oct 31st.

      • 22 jacquelineoboomer
        October 27, 2011 at 11:15 pm

        I have gladly accepted Rubio, but – africa – if you want to trade me for Peggy Noonan, I think I can give her … um … personality traits a go, too! Your choice.

        • 23 utaustinliberal
          October 27, 2011 at 11:24 pm

          Let’s add more TOD’ers to the mix. Everyone is free to add suggestions.

          24. Meta – Jake Tapper
          25. Keith – Chuck Todd
          26. Proud of Obama – Joe Scarborough
          27. Marlz – Willie Geist
          28. LOL – Julie Mason
          29. Trump Dog – Tavis Smiley
          30. Cha – Rick Santorum
          31. edp4bho – Rush Limbaugh

    • 48 Betsy
      October 27, 2011 at 11:20 pm

      So what about the rest of us? I’ll dress up as a PBO supporter and wear Obama/Biden 2012!

    • 61 Sue in Minnesota
      October 28, 2011 at 7:48 am

      I’m in. Going bulk up, and crank up my bloviating dial so that I’m ready for my debut come Monday. I can do Psycho Talk!

      To bad this party couldn’t be live….I suspect we would bring down the house 😀

    • October 28, 2011 at 1:19 pm

      Hey Ut, I am definitely game. Love it. This is going to be so fun.

    • 64 lmrj
      October 27, 2011 at 11:30 pm

      Stupid is as stupid does! No statute of limitations on felonies. For molesting someone’s child, she doesn’t need to be elected, she needs to be arrested and sent away for a long time to contemplate her stupidity! She should have to be exposed to those in jail that don’t appreciate child molesters. Inmates have their own way of taking care of people like Linda.

    • 65 Lovepolitics2008
      October 27, 2011 at 11:42 pm

      Reading this I’m reminded of the very interesting book “Republican Gomorrah” by Max Blumenthal. That woman is the perfect poster girl for a phenomenon Blumenthal discusses in his book: self-hating, dysfunctional people who get caught in the “born-again” philosophy.

    • 66 Sue in Minnesota
      October 28, 2011 at 7:52 am

      Can’t stand when people refuse to accept responsibility for their errors in judgement. It is a character flaw I find hard to forgive.

  6. October 27, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Florida cash dash
    FLOTUS: the trouble with tweens
    By JULIE MASON | 10/27/11 10:54 PM

    “Just handling our business,” the first lady told supporters in Florida AP Photo Close
    First lady Michelle Obama visited three Florida cities on Thursday for campaign fundraisers, but it wasn’t until the third event that she loosened up a little for some extra sharing.

    “I am just thrilled –- this has been a great day,” the first lady told supporters in Ft. Lauderdale. “This is my third city in one day. And I go home tonight and Barack and I get up and go to parent-teacher conference tomorrow morning.”

    “Just so you know,” she said. “Just handling our business.”

    Earlier in the day, the first lady made stops in Tampa and Jacksonville. She mostly stuck to her script — touting President Obama’s accomplishments, describing his worries and how hard he works, and their empathy for the struggles of ordinary people, the “fundamental crossroads” of the election.

    The third event featured Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. The Signature Grand meeting facility where the fundraiser was held is in Wasserman Schultz’s  Florida congressional district.

    Whether it was the long day, the warm Florida air or the proximity of her friend and fellow mom, the first lady added just a couple of personal items to her standard remarks.

    “She is amazing,” the first lady said of Wasserman Schultz. “And she has a brilliant family, too, they’re in the back. She almost didn’t come out because we were swapping stories about daughters in high heels.”

    “I love you to death, Debbie,” Michelle Obama said. “Thank you, firing it up.”


    • 68 anniebella
      October 27, 2011 at 11:29 pm

      In the morning the President and First Lady of the United States has to get up and go to a parent -teacher conference meeting. Just handling our business, like so many other parents out there. I love and admire our wonderful First Lady so much. She is simply the best.

  7. 69 Betsy
    October 27, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    So what about the rest of us?? I’ll just dress up as chipsticks’ supporter 🙂

  8. October 27, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    A must watch video!! BOLD ACTION by your reps to deliver 36,000 signatures to Boehner’s office……in the “People’s House.” 🙂

  9. 79 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    October 27, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Hi guys,
    I just want to remind everybody (lurkers included) that every year can be an election year. There are local school board elections coming up in my area in a couple of weeks and after doing a little research I found that several of the candidates are running on a “family values” platform. There are four of them and their aim is to take over the school board. This is how the republicans have succeeded. By running for every office and voting in every election no matter how small. I plan to show up and vote for the other candidates who appear to me to have more experience and a genuine interest in excellence in education. Please remember to research the candidates and vote in every election. The Secretary of State’s website will tell you if there is an election that is coming up and once you have the candidates’ names it doesn’t take much effort to find out what you need to know about them.
    For those living in my state of Minnesota, here is a link to the Secretary of State’s website. It is a wonderful resource.


    • 80 mtmarilyn
      October 28, 2011 at 12:20 am

      Thanks for the reminder! This is a very important issue!

    • 81 Sue in Minnesota
      October 28, 2011 at 8:08 am

      Thanks Sunshine, this is very valuable and as you say really important. I was driving through our neighborhood and with a local election coming up it struck me how few people actually participate in this very important opportunity to vote. Which is a big mistake, and a deriliction of civic responsibility. I also will be voting against any Republicans, anti-taxation, anti-education candidates.

    • 82 m
      October 28, 2011 at 10:40 am

      That is a great reminder! I live in a predominately Republican town and I’d love to see some changes!

  10. October 27, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski on Thursday succeeded where his predecessors failed in taking on the telecom industry’s 800-pound gorilla: an $8 billion telephone subsidy program written in the dial-up era.

    Genachowski called the FCC’s unanimous vote to use the funds that consumers pay to help extend the reach of high-speed Internet throughout the country a “once-in-a-generation” overhaul that will help carry out President Barack Obama’s vision for a hyperconnected nation.

    “We are taking a system designed for the Alexander Graham Bell era of rotary telephones and modernizing it for the era of Steve Jobs and the Internet future he imagined,” Genachowski said after the commission vote. “Today’s order puts us on the path to get broadband to every American by the end of the decade.”

    Kim Hart-

    • October 28, 2011 at 12:00 am


      They must know we are making fun of them, this article is very straight forwRd!
      And great news/

    • October 28, 2011 at 9:42 am

      This is wonderful news! I am excited by President Obama’s “We Can’t Wait” attitude. Broadband to every American is a must. The actions President Obama is taking will continually highlight the ineffectiveness of the republican congress. Please, tweet this announcement. (I am not yet on twitter. I will join during intense 2012 election time. Right now, I am only on FB.) We need to let all the connected world know what our President is up to for the good of all citizens.

      Some republican said on tv yesterday that a candidate does not need to be smart to be president. President Obama proves that in order to get important things done for the American people when you have a “do nothing republican congress,” you need to be smart. Using all of his executive authority in the name of American citizens is absolutely appropriate.

  11. October 28, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Chevrolet announced today that it would build the electric motor for its upcoming Spark EV battery electric car in a plant in Maryland.

    The carmaker also released the power specification for the motor, which will offer 85 kilowatts (114 hp) of peak output and roughly two-thirds of that in sustained operation.


  12. October 28, 2011 at 1:40 am

    A pair of U.S. missiles killed two al-Qaeda operations planners in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region this month, part of a 48-hour fusillade that also killed another al-Qaeda operative and a top deputy in the militant Haqqani network, U.S. officials confirmed Thursday.

    The deaths were disclosed on the same day that a suspected CIA drone killed five leaders of a Pakistani Taliban unit linked to attacks on international forces in Afghanistan, according to local authorities in Pakistan. The Thursday strike brought to five the number of U.S. missile attacks in the lawless tribal area since Oct. 1.

    Separate strikes Oct. 14 killed Abu Miqdad al-Masri and Abd al-Rahman al-Yemeni, two al-Qaeda veterans tied to the group’s senior leadership and actively involved in planning operations overseas, said two senior U.S. officials familiar with details of CIA operations. The officials said Masri was a former associate of Osama bin Laden.

    “They were key figures important to what is left of the network,” said one of the two U.S. officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the highly classified CIA drone program.


  13. October 28, 2011 at 1:51 am

    A federal judge has given final approval to a $1.2 billion government settlement with black farmers who claim they were unfairly denied loans and other assistance from the Agriculture Department over many years.

    Federal judge Paul Friedman approved the settlement late Thursday. He said it will likely take about a year for neutral parties to review claims and then all of the settlements will be paid out at once.

    This is the second round of settlements in the 1999 case known as the Pigford case, after the original plaintiff, North Carolina farmer Timothy Pigford. The settlement is directed at farmers who were denied payments in the first round because they missed deadlines for filing.

    Congress passed the settlement last year.

  14. October 28, 2011 at 2:07 am

    ATLANTA — Democrats aren’t conceding any region of the country in their quest to re-elect President Barack Obama in 2012, the party’s chairwoman told Georgia Democrats on Wednesday at the opening of their new state party headquarters.

    Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman Schultz said that includes Georgia, a state Obama lost three years ago by five percentage points.

    “We are planting a flag in the South,” Schultz told a crowd of about 300. “We need to make sure we explain to voters that 2012 is personal.”


  15. 98 bonkers
    October 28, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Guess who has a new post:

    Be sure to read it all, and if able, watch the video. Al Giordano should be required reading. Here’s a little snippet to whet your appetite:

    “It’s also the story about organizing in a push-button culture where media and advertising program us to want immediate results in such an unrealistic hurry that many people become “activists” for a while only to burn out or despair or move on to something else – a danger right now for many “Occupy Wall Street” participants, just as it was for many Americans in the 2007-2008 Obama campaign who confused “yes, we can” with “yes, he can” and now they just pout instead of organize – when “the change” is slow to download.”

    Please share far and wide.

  16. October 28, 2011 at 8:30 am

    I’m announcing today that not only it is Halloween, which my research has shown is actually came from the Stalin era and adopted by Castro and then the Kenyans in Africa also the Kenyans here in the US with last names of …?Shall we guess?? No– we know. But back to what I am announcing to my concerned fellow citizens.

    Those of us who study history know it’s all part of the worldwide power grab of the elitists transferring their desires to have champagne and caviar on a bed of roses to those who choose rioting over sleeping without beds in parks all over this great country. Do I mean perhaps that the Bed of Roses is actually a metaphor for the Lincoln Bedroom? Yes, you are correct my dear friend. The thorn of Abraham is with us today. So how do we protect ourselves and this great wonderful country of ours on this day of Halloween? I’ll be back to share that with all of you later. In the meantime, please stay out of bedrooms and parks.

  17. 105 AJ
    October 28, 2011 at 8:34 am

    I know it’s been a while since I posted, but I’d like to play dress-up (or down, as the case may be) for Halloween, too! Can I be Anita Perry and whine about how everyone is plotting against my husband because of his religion?

  18. October 28, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Got through this thread earlier–Steve King for me, huh? As I think about it, it is fitting…….living in this quite ‘red’ area of TN. Occasionally–when I can stomach it–I read some comments on the comment board for LTE’s and trust me, many of them sound like Steve King. I have come to the conclusion that at least some of the folks HAVE to be paid trolls. It’s the exact same talking points over and over and over and so “far out” ridiculous that the person HAS to be getting paid!!

    Whoever assigned Steve King to me–good job. Thanks. 🙂

  19. October 28, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Me again…..how is your mom? How are you? We still need to get together for lunch. Are you in Gloria Johnson’s district? I am working on her campaign.

    • 116 symmetry11
      October 28, 2011 at 8:55 am

      Mom is doing fine. She will be having her second surgery sometime next month. She has to have disc removed from around her spine. Not sure how I feel about that. She said they will be going through her neck. Please keep her lifted up in prayer. I was suppose to help make phone calls, but I have been out of town the last couple of weeks. Went to DC & then SC. I will be working at the polls on 11/8 so let’s get together after that. I will be off for holiday on 11/11. Maybe we can get together then. I was happy to hear that Gloria got the endorsement from the Teachers Unions.

      • October 28, 2011 at 9:41 am

        I will remember your mom in prayer. No one has said anything to me about working at the polls. I’ve never done it, but would like to get out of my comfort zone some more and do that. I work at our church’s food pantry from 10:00-12:00 so it would be afternoon. I will talk to someone about doing that.

        Yes, lunch after that sounds good. Have a blessed day!

        • 118 symmetry11
          October 28, 2011 at 12:20 pm

          I work through the Knoxville Election Commission. You can check with Gloria’s campaign to see if they need poll watchers.

  20. 119 hopefruit2
    October 28, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Okay – this is why I DON’T care for this OWS “movement.”

    Yesterday in Pittsburgh PA, Romney had a fundraiser, and the OWS group there had a protest. However, it was not enough to simply protest Romney (who supported the Citizen’s United decision, thinks corporations are people and exemplifies the Wall Street abuses), the spokesperson had to take it a step further by emphasizing that the protest was not about Romney per se, but about the corporate campaign donations, drawing President Obama into the discussion with his false equivalency, claiming that “all politicians do it” and that OWS is not endorsing any candidate for 2012.

    The meme that there is no difference between President Obama and the Republicans (which is being pushed by OWS and its supporters) is an extraordinarily toxic one which if not challenged could give us another 8 years of an incompetent Republican-controlled WH. If you think 2000-2008 was bad…


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