rise and (saturday) shine




Hey, that photo looks familiar:

Chat away – I’ll be back later

156 Responses to “rise and (saturday) shine”

  1. 1 Ceb
    November 5, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Good morning, Chips and TOD family,

    Ummm, it seems the foreign press is as fascinated as we are with our even-better-wet President. Guess we will need more room on the naughty mat for women from all over the world. No sharp elbows, please. There is room for all.

    • 2 hopefruit2
      November 5, 2011 at 10:03 am

      Good day Ceb, Chips, TOD family, and Happy Birthday Lamh34!

      We have enough naughty mats here to accommodate the foreign press. I don’t plan to leave that naughty mat any time soon. And thankfully, my elbows aren’t sharp!

      • November 5, 2011 at 10:10 am

        Morning Hopefruit, morning everyone. I ran out of naughty mats again last night so I’ve just had a delivery to the TOD storeroom – hoping this supply will get me through the day, but I doubt it.

        • 4 hopefruit2
          November 5, 2011 at 10:33 am

          My, my Chips – you are NOT PLAYING! So the 200 mats you ordered are already accounted for – that was super fast! Looks like the warehouse must have known that those shipments would be needed once that pic was released so they stocked up big time 🙂 🙂

          • 5 MTmarilyn
            November 5, 2011 at 10:43 am

            I’ll take one. That picture if now on my desktop!!!!!

            • 6 HZ
              November 5, 2011 at 11:25 am

              I’ll take two mat, please. Chips, we know that you will have to order more by early afternoon. We are keeping you busy, but that photo is just too much . Rock it Mr. President!!!HZ

        • 7 lexusv
          November 5, 2011 at 2:26 pm

          LOLOL, ya’ll are crazy..but in a good way ;o) I would send myself to the mat, cause he does look good all wet and e’erthang ;oP but I am scurred of Michelle, I hurd she don’t play about her man….

      • 8 sam uk obama supporter
        November 5, 2011 at 11:15 am

        Neither are mine hopefruit, looks like I shall be on the naughty mat for the duration of this term and for the next 4 years!!!!

  2. 13 EDP4BHO
    November 5, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Morning Chips, and a Happy Birthday to Lamh. You do know how to celebrate (Lamh). Also, hopefully those pics were posted to bring the same affect it had on us, in that even wet, PBO rocks it !

  3. 15 Vicky
    November 5, 2011 at 9:53 am


  4. November 5, 2011 at 9:53 am

    ♥ ♥ ♥ Good Morning Chips! Good Morning TOD Family! ♥ ♥ ♥

    Barack Obama Quote O’ The Day

    If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.

    Have a great day, everyone! 😛

  5. November 5, 2011 at 9:57 am

    *~*~*~*~*~*Happy Birthday, lamh!*~*~*~*~*~*

    Many, Many, Many More!

    Look at our glistening ( 😳 ) President glowing on those newspapers….. and they even used his “can’t wait” meme. Go, PBO, Go!

  6. 23 ChristiMtl
    November 5, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Happy birthday lamh34 and many many many more!

    Isn’t it lamh35 this morning? 🙂

    Ok that picture of President Gorgeous created such a buzz yesterday lol

  7. November 5, 2011 at 10:05 am

    That free body wash ad in TDT juxtaposes well with the pic below. 😉

      • November 5, 2011 at 10:21 am

        You girls are a bad influence on me. 🙂

        • 28 HZ
          November 5, 2011 at 11:20 am

          Morning Chipsticks. I love the photos. Our beautiful and ever thinking Chips did it again. I would love to be next to that beautiful, intelligent President that we can all look to each day knowing that he can bake cupcakes for Lamh’s birthday, deliver them , and still carry out the business of CIC and ALL of the other duties of a loving husband, father, and our most wonderful President.

          Happy Birthday Lamh. Enoy your day!!!HZ

  8. 29 vero804
    November 5, 2011 at 10:06 am

    An, I started the day the wrong way. Weekends w Alex. She had black conservative Joe Watkins and some black woman who I guess was going to counter him from the left. They talked about Cain invoking race, and talked about the high-tech lynching stuff. Joe talked up Cain as ome successful independent thinking black man who’s being attacked cuz he’s on top. He basically said race could be a factor in the attacks.

    The “counter” to him was weak. She said “some” may be offended by the use of the word kynching in this way weak weak weak points followed.

    My issue: Barack the magic negro. You lie! Obama’s Waterloo. Muslim anti-American. He doesn’t share American values cuz he’s a Kenyan colonialist. I could go on. But here’s the point: Obama and his people went out of their way NOT to invoke charges of racism despite the fact that it was blatant. I’m so tired of the double standard surrounded all things Obama.

    • November 5, 2011 at 10:14 am

      Only conservatives can play the race card, if democrats do it, they Lose white America.
      How can that be?

    • November 5, 2011 at 10:22 am

      It’s all noise for ratings. Let’s not get distracted by such issues.

    • 34 Brittany
      November 5, 2011 at 10:26 am

      But I thought Herman Cain and many black conservatives said that race does not matter, and that “all these white people cannot pretend to like him.” Herman is a ploy by the Koch brothers, and he confrimed this yesterday. Which is why he has no ground game. Plus, his use of the race card is despicable.

      • 35 Sue in Minnesota
        November 5, 2011 at 11:28 am

        Rachel Maddow had a segment last night, with Eugene Robinson that was bothersome to me. She said she finally has figured out the Cain campaign, that it is political performance art, and the question now is who will figure it out, and when. I am curious as to what impressions others may have of her premise.

        Every way I look at that premise, it disturbs me. Like the Republican debates, it strikes me as yet another example of Republicans making a mockery of our Democracy. Election day 2012 can not come soon enough for me…..we need to show thiese jackasses the door, once through, lock it and throw away the key!

        • 36 HZ
          November 5, 2011 at 11:33 am

          Morning Sue. Good to see you here this morning. Keep relaxing and healing. Sending many hugs to you, my dear one.

          I will concur with you. In 2012, these clowns of destruction will be toast. We will be moving on with another 4 with our wonderful POTUS.HZ

          • 37 Sue in Minnesota
            November 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm

            Good morning friend, I love your hugs, and hug you back 😀 I hope your feeling tip top today. Let us know how your meeting tomorrow goes, you are a force of nature and we are fortunate to have you in the trenches! Like President Obama, I consider you a role model and want to thank you for all that you inspire in me, and I am sure everyone else here at TOD’s. Together we will ensure President Obama has 4 more years and our country will continue to move in a healthier and more equitable direction.

        • November 5, 2011 at 1:45 pm

          Good afternoon, Sue in M! Nice to meet up with you this way. 😉

          ‘..that premise, .. disturbs me. Like the Republican debates, it strikes me as yet another example of Republicans making a mockery of our Democracy.’

          IMO Sue in M, Republicans making a mockery of democracy is more than a premise, it’s fact. Seems to me that by their behaviour, AND THEIR WORDS, Republicans repeatedly show that to them politics is a game. A game in which they have had control of the stakes, and when they haven’t they have manipulated (media, unthinking voters, the bigoted, the religious, redistricting, the votes themselves, etc. etc.) until they do. They are performing again. We need look no further than the debates AND the treatment of the AJA for confirmation of this. Republicans have a consistent strategy and a playbook and they follow it religiously, pretending outrage when they are confronted. Very few of them really consider the outcome of their actions on the populace as a whole. The only difference this time around, I think, is that they have an opponent who is bringing their methodology into brighter focus. Prez O hasn’t changed their methodology…yet?, but he’s causing them to have to defend their strategy more than ever before. We can only hope he succeeds, or wake up the country so that in 2012 we’ll have a resounding “ENOUGH!”

          ps. I’d venture to add that treating politics as a game is not limited to the Repubs. Some Democrats and Independents (Lieberman, Nelson, Sanders?) along with the media do it too. Their salary, pensions, health care, contacts, wealth…are secure so they can play, and pontificate, with the nations. That purported Buffet suggestion for revamping Congress perks (floated around not so long ago) looks pretty good to me!

    • 39 Sue in Minnesota
      November 5, 2011 at 1:19 pm

      The racism is blatant and the MSM insidiously perpetuates it. One of the aspects of Cain’s candidacy that so disturbs me is the denigration and demeaning attitude that it perpetuates about African American politicians, that they are somehow laughable, not serious, extremely flawed. I came into the world with a vanilla wrapper, I don’t have as thick of skin or the fortitude of so many of you that have experienced discrimination as part of your life experiences. I admire you for your strengths, but I absolutely recoil at the thought of the injustice. Maybe I am being too sensitive…..but Herman Cain’s minstrel show and the ring leaders behind really really disturb and sicken me. And then you have the ignorant and bigoted Americans that so easily are being manipulated by the whole charade.

      • 40 Puddin'
        November 5, 2011 at 2:09 pm

        No Sue, you are not being too sensitive. “I came into the world with a” chocolate wrapper and I am extremely proud of it. I resent “Herman Cain’s minstrel show” as much as I resent the ring leaders playing him like a fiddle. There is a great book that explains perfectly what is going on, POST TRAUMATIC SLAVE SYNDROME by Joy Degruy Leary, Ph.D…this is a must read.

        Be well Sue.

      • 41 GGail
        November 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm

        Good morning/afternoon TOD family.

        Happy birthday lamh34!

        Chipsticks – thanks so much for wisely ordering more mats! The whole world seems to like our President – even when wet! (yummmm)

        Sue – you are not being too sensitive. We who were born with chocolate wrappers are cringing at how easily Herman Cain was led to being the shucking n jiving GOP puppet. He knows he has no chance in hell of even being the GOP candidate – yet here his is selling out.

        Thank you Sue for supporting our wonderful, intelligent and (of no design of his) sexy President Obama. (I have GOT to put the genie back in the bottle!!!)

    • 42 Obama Grandmama
      November 5, 2011 at 1:19 pm

      Rachel Maddow had a very unusual point last night on her show as to Cain is all about Performance Art and not serious at all. It made a lot of sense. I wonder? Could it be? Anyone see the show? Your take?

      • November 5, 2011 at 2:37 pm

        Hello out there. OG, i saw that last night and thought it was spot on. Gene Robinson thought so too. His act would be complete if he could dance.
        IMHO, Cain is nothing more than a distraction because the re-tea’s are going by the old saying : If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance; then baffle them with bull shit. 😉

    • 44 Puddin'
      November 5, 2011 at 1:55 pm

      vero804, I knew Joe Watson was going to say something “stupid” so I turned the channel…I didn’t want to “start the day the wrong way”!

      lamh34…HAPPY B-DAY!

  9. November 5, 2011 at 10:09 am

    I must say the President of the United States represented me so well across the pond. It was great seeing how the French President spoke about the world needing President Barack Obama which I took to mean he needs to be re-elected end of story….

    Chipsticks, maybe you could feature the clip from Nancy asking for help from the American people on executive actions the President can take right now.

    Please don’t forget to send your ideas to Nancy-Ann DeParle to create jobs and put American’s back to work via WhiteHouse.Gov/Advise.

    • 46 Sue in Minnesota
      November 5, 2011 at 11:15 am

      Good Morning TOD’ers! I bet more than a few here were dreaming in the ‘rain.’ 😉

      LAMH34 happy Birthday to you……hope your day is a celebration from top to bottom. Are you now LAMH35?

      Michele, Chipsticks posted Nancy De Parle’s video message on yesterdays ‘catching up thread’……..there was some discussions around ideas (and I believe some have already forwarded ideas) on that thread. Bobfr came up with some good ideas to be forwarded.

  10. November 5, 2011 at 10:18 am

    By Chris Allbritton

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s most troubled foreign relationships have improved in recent months, its top diplomat said on Saturday, pointing to upcoming trade talks with New Delhi and broad agreement on regional security goals with Washington as evidence.

    Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, in an exclusive interview with Reuters, said negotiations to normalize trade with India would allow progress on other issues between the two nuclear-armed South Asian rivals.

    “I think it’s broadly agreed that we need to make some simultaneous progress on these issues,” she said.


    • 51 Cathy from MN
      November 5, 2011 at 11:14 am

      Thank you for the post. I am continuously astounded with the amount of coverage the Cain allegations get on our ‘news’ coverage when there are important news stories around the world that get no coverage.
      There was barely a word about the G20 summit and they went on and on about Cain; let’s try covering REAL news!

  11. 52 Tulips
    November 5, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Cain is the clown jester used for distraction, to not pay attention to what romeney has been on record saying. He stated that he will go with ryan plan to make soc sec a voucher program and the media did not carry. we must ignore the distraction and hit romney hard.

    • 53 hopefruit2
      November 5, 2011 at 10:35 am

      Romney also vowed to privatize medicare. But the MSM is more interested in distracting the public with Cain’s nonsense. Hopefully with the two GOP debates next week, the focus will be back where it belongs.

      • 54 ChristiMtl
        November 5, 2011 at 11:32 am

        I so agree with you hopefruit2 that the Cain’s nonsense is such a distraction!!

        The problem with Romney is that he will change his position about medicare in a week or two,.

        He’s such a phony.

    • November 5, 2011 at 11:04 am

      Spoken truth to power, Tulips. The GOP are good at creating chaos, and the MSM plays along. We have to look past the distraction. I don’t care much for Rachel Maddow, but last night she deconstructed Cain to the T. His whole campaign is a mockery based on fantasy.

      We can’t be distracted by this nonsense. Even with the race issue,the GOP brings in Cain to muddle the waters. It is all a big ploy to distract us from the very, very phony Romney. We have to keep our eyes on the prize.

      Thanks for making the point.

      • 56 Sue in Minnesota
        November 5, 2011 at 11:34 am

        I just mentioned this same segment upthread. I hope others will view the segment…it’s definitely food for thought. The manipulation underway makes me want to scream.

      • 57 HZ
        November 5, 2011 at 11:44 am

        Yes, it is so encouraging to know that he will not be on the stage for long. This distraction will pass very soon. Too many people are hurting in our nation to be distracted by this man and all who are associated with this entire circus.

        These people will pay dearly for this foolishness. The women will take note of this mess, and I hope will take their diginity(all women) to the voting booths in Nov.2012. Can you hear and see us now, Mr. Cain, your Kock brother, and All of those involved in this distraction.HZ?

  12. November 5, 2011 at 10:19 am

    I see that picture is making the rounds. 🙂 🙂

  13. November 5, 2011 at 10:24 am

    O/T: Bill Clinton is a skeezy bitch. Can’t fricking stand that bastard.

    • November 5, 2011 at 10:31 am

      He knew what to say and add in this book in order to get attention. If you ain’t dissing Pres. Obama, the MSM’s not interested.

    • 63 Bill
      November 5, 2011 at 10:36 am

      Lisa, I am a white southern Democrat the same age as Bubba and am beginning to share your opinion with his latest book amd comments. He seems to fear that President Obama is going to be remembered as more loved and as a greater president than he.

    • 70 nintendowii10
      November 5, 2011 at 11:01 am

      Bill Clinton is overrated, and is just jealous that he NEVER got his chance to get back in the White House because his wife lost in the primaries, due mostly to his BIG MOUTH!

      I don’t get it, he seemed to know to shut the fuck up when President Bush was in office, is he that BITTER that he’s going to run his mouth as long as President Obama is in office? I don’t hear President Bush opening his yap attacking Barack every chance he gets.

      • 71 anniebella
        November 5, 2011 at 11:16 am

        I have always said that Bill Clinton was one of the main reason why Hillary was not offer the VP job.

        • 72 TrumpDog
          November 5, 2011 at 11:48 am

          I ws a little sad he did not choose her
          But I definitely see the wisdom of Obama in not doing so.

          • 73 Obama Grandmama
            November 5, 2011 at 1:26 pm

            …besides her expertise was in knowing the world leaders. Have you noticed PBO uses his administrative appointments in really intelligent ways with matching their skills with the office? Some Presidents use their cronies that were horse stable owners with the office of FEMA which are not related at all.

            • November 5, 2011 at 1:58 pm

              ‘Have you noticed PBO uses his administrative appointments in really intelligent ways with matching their skills with the office?’

              Yes, I have! And have you noticed how much happier/more relaxed they seem? (Actually the only one I really ‘knew’ from before was Hillary ;), but I don’t doubt it applies to others.)

        • 75 HZ
          November 5, 2011 at 11:56 am

          Agree with all of my family on Bill Clinton. He has no more respect from me. I did not think that I would say that, but there you go. I think that Bill knows that this President has already done more in his presidency than Bill did in his entire 8 yrs.

          Jealousy is a very ugly thing to carry around with you. Sad. I can’t not stand what he has done, is trying to do, and probably will continue to do to make POB’s progress look small. However, we know better. POB knows how to handle personalities like the ugly one that Bill is putting on display. Bill and Tweety should get together and have a crying party with their books and invite Boehner and they can cry themseles oceans while we enjoy getting our POTUS reelected in 2012.

          Bill is a small person. I do not apologize for my words, however, Bill Clinton needs to get some place quietly and get his heart in the right place. POB is just doing his job. Let it go, Bill Clinton. You are destroying what little is left to remember of your 8 years in office.HZ

          • 76 Obama Grandmama
            November 5, 2011 at 1:31 pm

            Did President Clinton sign the Republican dominated Senate 60 votes needed to be filabuster free vote or did it automatically become a law or rule without his signature?

            • 77 nathkatun7
              November 5, 2011 at 6:49 pm

              OG, Senate rules do not require a President’s signature. Each congressional chamber, the Senate and House of Representatives, set their won rules, which can only be changed by senators or Representatives.

      • November 5, 2011 at 1:46 pm

        Well, how would you feel if your predecessor—whom you thought should be shining your shoes—was instead undoing the DLC triangularium bullbleepism you put in place such as DADT, DOMA, wall street deregulation, telecommunications sellout, welfare repudiasm, ad infinitum, all on the world stage, while controlling his id? Why, you just might try to downplay those achievements to distract from your own failings while good ole boy dogwhistling to the upsouth and netherlocated crackerbelt. I’m not trying to attack the South here, but I am aiming at the racist underbelly of this whole country. I suspect this isn’t a new tack for the brilliant Bill. His jazz sax and Harlem relocation play to the CBC self-abnegating crowd of crumbnibblers as well. This kind of political performance art plays on multiple levels at the same time and appeals to the creme de la savvy of the pundit class and their elitist fellowtravelers.

        President Obama is aware of this and, it seems to me, knows how to pare politics down to the essentials of statesmanship while not getting sidetracked by the back-and-forth of the game. That’s the real change he has brought to America. Truth in power empowers. Though, forgive me if I genuinely believe he brings the added and unexpected component of love for the American people—all people. Perhaps I’m too cynical about the general thrust of political gamesmanship, but I think I’m like others who would rather vote hope.

  14. November 5, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Thanks, Chips. That’s a beautiful face to wake up to. I’m sure the Europeans believe so too. 🙂

  15. 80 Fred
    November 5, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Happy Birthday Lamh34 🙂

  16. November 5, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Hope your birthday is delightful, lamh!

  17. 82 donna dem 4 obama
    November 5, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Happy Birthday Lamh34 (35) 🙂

    I’m off to volunteer at the “One Year Out” Campaign with OFA.

    Tally taught us an awful lot in her “message”. Let’s remember that “each one can teach one” tweet, facebook, email or word of mouth it is imperative that we spread the truth by whatever means necessary.

    I’m on a mission to raise $300.00 this weekend by 8:00 am Monday so any help you can give to this cause will be greatly appreciated.


    But…Always remember the most valuable contribution that you can make toward the President’s reelection campaign is to get your friends, neighbors and family back to the polls next year to vote again for President Obama.

  18. November 5, 2011 at 10:41 am

    A pretty good article on the 2012 race-


    Objective journalist. Must be new- lol!

    • 85 hopefruit2
      November 5, 2011 at 10:47 am

      Huh? Sounds more like wishful thinking on the part of the journalist. There is no one who the GOP can pick to effectively “deliver a script of PBO as a failed leader who has no idea on how to spur job creation…etc..etc” when it is increasingly clear to the voters that it’s the Republicans who are obstructing the economic recovery, while the President’s policies independent of Republican obstruction have been largely if not entirely successful.

  19. 92 nintendowii10
    November 5, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I was just reading over at Talking Points Memo how Reid wants to hold yet another vote on the AJA, this time a version that removes the surtax on millionaires that has already cleared the house:

    “Senate Democrats are teeing up yet another vote next week on a provision of President Obama’s jobs bill. This time with a twist — they’re not going to ask that it be paid for with a surtax on millionaires.

    They’re calling this one the “Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.” A version of it passed the House on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis last month. It would offer a tax credit to companies that hire out of work veterans and increase an existing credit that already goes to companies that hire veterans with service-related disabilities. Dems propose to cover the $1.6 billion cost of the bill by delaying fee reductions that are scheduled to apply to mortgage loans guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    They also plan to attach the bill to separate, House-passed legislation to repeal a requirement that the IRS withhold three percent of payments from major contracts, in order to encourage compliance with the tax code.

    Republicans pay for that measure by limiting increased Medicaid eligibility under the health care law.

    These are two of the small ticket items in the President’s jobs bill. But since Democrats aren’t seeking to raise taxes on wealthy Americans it stands a better chance of getting GOP support. ”

    And cue the emoleft whining of “SPINELESS REID CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVED!”

    The emoleft is apparently forgetting how every aspect of the AJA that had the surtax on millionaires was blocked by the Republicans. So Majority Leader Reid should not do a thing and keep allowing the Republicans to keep Americans out of work when many need to be put back to work?

    Like it or not, the provisions need Republican support, thanks to the fickle voters who stayed home last fall, and allowed the Tea Party cronies to take control of the House.

    • 93 hopefruit2
      November 5, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      TPM already had a hit piece on this about a week ago, claiming that the WH “handed the GOP a huge victory” which was the topic of an “Obama Caves!” emoprog diary on Old Orange. I don’t trust TPM to provide the correct context of the components on bill. While the Republicans are hoping to pay for this by limiting medicare eligibility, there is nothing in the Dem version that says they are going to do this. They said that they will work with Repubs to come up with an acceptable way to pay for the bill. President Obama has already said that he will veto any legislation that comes to his desk with only cuts and no revenue.

      • 94 Desraye
        November 5, 2011 at 12:26 pm

        The article that you are referring to and the current one Jovie is talking about was written by Brian Beutler. He always hypes his article. I think he’s trying to addition for Huffington or the GOS.

  20. November 5, 2011 at 11:00 am

    This is a 9 minute video from Conan’s show. Its of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. He visits OWS and Wall Street bankers. It is hilarious and I could not stop laughing. Please watch, especially if you need a lift this morning.


  21. November 5, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Happy Birthday LAMH 34!!

  22. 98 sam uk obama supporter
    November 5, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Happy birthday Lamh, have a good one!

  23. November 5, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Happy Birthday LAMH34. Have a wonderful day.

    BTW, the Fiinnnne WET President is now on my desktop. So make room for me on one of those mats.

  24. November 5, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Out of all the Sunday shows only one democrat, bill Richardson.
    That is the worst it’s ever been!

    • 101 ChristiMtl
      November 5, 2011 at 11:24 am

      It’s disgusting.

      I just checked Meet the Press….

      Meet the Candidate, Jon Huntsman

      Richardson, Barbour on 2012

      The latest on the Republican race and Decision 2012 from our political roundtable: Republican strategist Alex Castellanos, columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Kim Strassel, Senior Political Reporter for Politico, Maggie Haberman and author of the new book “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero,” and host of MSNBC’s Hardball, Chris Matthews.

      Not Chris Matthews again!!!…..arrrhhhhh…..I’m sick of him and his book,.

      • 102 hopefruit2
        November 5, 2011 at 11:39 am

        I say boycott ALL the Sunday shows. These shows are extraordinarily hostile towards our current President. Their purpose is to undermine him and NOTHING else. They have been having 1% Huntsman yet they’ve not had Romney to ask him the hard questions that need to be asked.

      • 103 jacquelineoboomer
        November 5, 2011 at 11:55 am

        The only thing missing from that awful MTP lineup is Peggy Noonan. Yuck.

        Haven’t watched MTP pretty much since Gregory took over … Tim Russert must be looking down feeling disgusted himself! I’m now down to watching Fareed, CBS Sunday Morning, and Face the Nation (Bob S is pro-Obama), and none of the other stupid Sunday shows.

        • 104 Sue in Minnesota
          November 5, 2011 at 1:32 pm

          This is so unkind, but sadly it is true…I stopped watching MTP because I think David Gregory is one really ugly looking human being. That stopped me from watching before I could even consider his allegience to the Gop’ers He really creeps me out, on the same level as Rat Cantor.

  25. 105 hopefruit2
    November 5, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Chips I think you need to add this site to your blogroll. This blogger is on a mission to call out the media (right and left) in their despicable and cynical antics to destroy our President. All her posts speak the truth and highlight the emoprogs’ disingenuous behavior, which is at times even more dangerous than the openly hostile Republican pundits.


    • 106 Don
      November 5, 2011 at 11:51 am

      I second that motion hopefruit2.

    • November 5, 2011 at 11:57 am

      Yep, she sure pegged Bill Maher right! Give ’em hell as all these weak -willed pundits,comedians, hosts,analysts and their flip-flop ‘say one nasty thing today, followed by an 180 turnaround the following day’ sure deserve it.

    • 108 desertflower
      November 5, 2011 at 12:03 pm

      Nice find, hopefruit! Beautiful, too:)

    • November 5, 2011 at 12:31 pm

      Thanks Hope….Wow I just bookmarked for future visits….just Wow!!!

    • November 5, 2011 at 12:43 pm

      Done! Thanks so much Hopefruit, I meant to add that blog ages ago, Emilia writes some really brilliant stuff. Thanks again.

    • 111 Desraye
      November 5, 2011 at 12:45 pm

      I don’t know why folks are surprised by Bill Maher. He’s a libertarian who disguise himself as progressive. I mean look at his guest. He has had Cornel West on several times. He had Arinna Huffington on many times. He also had Tavis Smiley on his show. Most of these people are Obama bashers.He also likes to invite alot of wingnuts.When he compare the president to a dog and referred that the president act like a gangsta that’s when I knew that it was time for me to leave Bill. Maybe some of his viewers will stop watching.

    • 112 nathkatun7
      November 5, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      Excellent suggestion, hopefruit.

  26. 113 TrumpDog
    November 5, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Have a very happy birthday Lamh34! 🙂

  27. November 5, 2011 at 11:51 am

    President Obama will host President Anibal Cavaco Silva of Portugal for a meeting in the Oval Office on Wednesday, November 9th. The President welcomes the opportunity to reciprocate the warm hospitality that he received during his visit to Lisbon in November 2010. The United States and Portugal are strong NATO allies and cooperate closely in the United Nations Security Council, where Portugal currently serves as Council President. President Obama looks forward to consulting with President Cavaco Silva about preparations for the 2012 NATO Summit that the U.S. will host in Chicago. The two Presidents will also discuss the revitalized U.S.-Portugal Bilateral Commission, enhancement of bilateral economic and commercial relations, cooperation in education, science and technology, the promotion of democracy, good governance and human rights around the world, and U.S. support for Portugal’s implementation of its IMF-EU reform program.

  28. 116 jacquelineoboomer
    November 5, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Happy birthday, lamh”35″ ! And many more!

    Wow. Just saw that a senior U.S. military officer in Afghanistan was relieved of his duties due to making “disparaging comments.” Held my breath hoping it wasn’t against his Commander-in-Chief – IT WASN’T – and found it was against Karzai and friends:


    When will these officers learn not to speak freely to Politico or any other so-called news organization, when they represent our country? I realize they must get totally frustrated, but at their high ranks, they shouldn’t be failing the test. Again, just glad he didn’t speak against PBO.

  29. November 5, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Happy Birthday Lamh34 !!!
    Wishing you a lovely day…and many many many more to come:-)

  30. November 5, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    HELP!!! TOD is taking FOREVER to load and now on my iPad I have white background. Chips, did you do something different?

  31. November 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Happy B-Day Lamh34 – next year we will be celebrating your birthday and the Presidents victory.

    I wanted to point out a subtle yet significant victory that happended Friday.

    When the MSM reported the defeat of the infrastructure bill there was a sublte difference in the headline

    Republicans defeat Obama-backed infrastructure bill

    The first paragraph
    US Senate Republicans blocked a $60 billion plan Thursday to overhaul crumbling roads and bridges, part of US President Barack Obama’s campaign-season drive to boost the faltering economy.

    We need to thank the writer for this and make sure we keep the pressure on for this type of accuracy in headlines.


    I also saw this type of headline at CBS, slowly with lots of pushback from folks like us, the truth gets out there.

  32. 123 nintendowii10
    November 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    From the link hopefruit provided

    I’ve had enough of this fat fuck, and it’s about time he is held to task for his bullshit 😡 👿

    • 124 Fred
      November 5, 2011 at 12:13 pm

      nice to see his arse getting nailed in public too

    • 127 Sue in Minnesota
      November 5, 2011 at 2:19 pm

      Bravo for that young man’s courage to challenge the deceit of Michael Moore. What is troublesome is how easily people cling to their beliefs often rejecting inconvienent truths. And Michael Moore were he not running a con game, should have been willing to address the questions the young man brought forward.

      • 128 nathkatun7
        November 5, 2011 at 7:32 pm

        Sue, I totally agree with you about Moore’s “con game.” Contrast his dodge with what the President does when he is advocating that the rich pay their share of taxes. The President always uses himself as an example although he probably has ten times less money than Michael Moore. On a more serious note, I hope you are healing well and taking lots of time to rest and relax.

    • November 5, 2011 at 2:30 pm

      Oh, and what a sophisticated crowd to allow this wealthy man to come and talk to them about the other bad wealthy men–the greedy 400! Hah! Did you hear them, “We love you, Michael!” “Make way for Michael!” And then they attack the guy who asks “50 million, Mike” if he is going to contribute to the OWS and they taunt the questioner with “who’s paying you!” Like he said, “So much for free speech.” Well, this should please ‘Don’t Vote’ Michael ’cause his stock will only go UP if the Republicans get the keys back. This so tragic.

      I met a woman in the elevator last Saturday. She asked about the weather because she was going going to a rally. She had an NAACP cap on and I asked what rally. She said she was going to Occupy Wall Street. I said well tell them to occupy the voting booth. I asked if she was doing voter registration there and she said no, she was also going to meet a contingent of students from various colleges. I suggested she get them to register and she said, “Oh, that’s a good idea!”

      Let me ask, is it really possible for a member of the NAACP to go join an occupy group ANYWHERE without using it as an occasion to register voters? This has to be ‘suggested’? Anyway, I told the woman that the Angry Black Lady took her voter registration drive to some Texas(?) occupy spot and was told that it wasn’t wanted. “No, no, we want to be visited by the celebrity faux-left, their media hangers-on, their high-profile contributions, and their Obama bashing!” Yay, [F*ck*] Up The Revolution!

    • 130 criquet
      November 5, 2011 at 4:59 pm

      THis needs to be sent to R.achael Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell

    • November 5, 2011 at 6:06 pm

      You know something? I think this is one of those times when foul language is appropriate. I couldn’t agree more.

    • 132 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      November 5, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      Michael Moore is disgusting.

  33. November 5, 2011 at 12:17 pm


    Lets all share what we did to help the President this week. My button maker is fired up and ready to go.

    I will attend a phone banking to recruit local volunteers this afternoon.

    On Tuesday we had a house meeting with 10 volunteers in attendance (the last meeting had only 5)

    I called my Senators twice this week about the AJA. I also called the Dem senators who were waffling and the Republican Senators who had not signed the pledge.

    I am always inspired by what others on this blog do, so please share what you have done by replying to this post. It isn’t bragging, its inspiring.

    • November 5, 2011 at 12:43 pm

      I’ve been so focused on the local election that I barely have the energy to read this blog. I love how hard you’re working, WiW.

    • 138 Sue in Minnesota
      November 5, 2011 at 2:37 pm

      Wednesday I called Senator’s Udall, Bennett, and Schumer’s offices to express support for their legislation for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. I e-mailed support to the offices of Senator’s Durbin, Harkin, Merkely, Whitehouse, Franken and Klobuchar.
      Thursday I emailed Mitch McConnell, Joe Lieberman, Ben Nelson and Mark Pryor’s offices arguing my case to support the infrastructure bill, which we all know was defeated. I sent an e-mail to Senator Reid for his continuing efforts despite the intransigent Republicans.

      Not all that much, but I always feel better for doing it. I asked this on Wednesday in one of the threads….do you think calling is more effective than e-mailing (for some Senators like Durbin, Schumer I have to fake my address, for which I always come clean on in the body of the e-mail 😯 I often hang up the phone wondering how the message is being relayed, or if it will.

      • 139 a4alice
        November 5, 2011 at 2:54 pm

        I’ve been pretty much a no show this last week Linda, but getting back into it. I’ve RSVP’d for the grand opening of the OFA_MN place on monday. it’s up the block from where I work (!) that’s pretty sweet. I’ve been emailing and tweeting and such but this last week – nope been out of town.

        But the mayor of mpls and keith ellison are going to be there on monday and thought I’d sign up for volunteering!

    • 140 sjterrid
      November 6, 2011 at 12:47 pm

      I went to a neighboring districts phone bank to GOTV for their mayor’s race on Saturday, and on Tuesday I will do phone banking from 3:30 to 7:30. I also donated money to We Are Ohio for their drive to GOTV to vote no on their referendum on the ballot.

  34. 141 desertflower
    November 5, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    To be considered:) I refuse to have a “pants on fire” attitude about ANY of this now….when the nominee is chosen,PBO will eat him for lunch…and spit him out!

  35. November 5, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Happy Birthday lamh34!!! God bless you!

  36. November 5, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Good morning, TOD family. I have been burning the midnight oil catching up with all the posts and comments. Will be off again shortly getting ready for two “Day of Action” events in my area tomorrow. What is most exciting about these events is that we will have a significant number of new volunteers joining us and, for the first time since 2008, carloads of volunteers are heading to New Hampshire. The President’s silent army is getting stronger every day. As some of you may remember, I dismiss polls as manufactured and unreliable. I am, of course, aware that the economy is not where it needs to be and that the old political wisdom “It’s the economy, stupid” still holds true in an election year. But people’s reactions to economic reality take into account not only the unemployment figures and the percent growth of the GDP, but also each candidate’s philosophy and action in moving the country in the right direction. And that’s where our President will shine. Americans, both conservative and liberal, understand that this President is genuinely concerned about all the people, not just a small segment of the population and that the common good comes way before his political ambitions. In short, he is a true leader. People may disagree with some policy choices, but they will also see the “North Star” that guides the President. None of his opponents comes even close to President Obama’s vision of America and the world we live in. None of them ever talk about “E pluribus unum” or even understand what it signifies. In a world of negativity, anger and frustration, people will reach for what inspires them, for the opportunity to work for a brighter future. Like all of you, I spent a good amount of time looking at the picture of the President, smiling in the pouring rain. The power of this picture is that it portrays an inner peace, a willingness to persevere, to appreciate the gifts of friendship and cooperation in the midst of discomfort and hardship. The fact that this picture is selected and not a picture of the Europeans solemnly discussing their problems is proof of how much we all long for the promise represented by our exceptional President. Enjoy the weekend and a belated “Happy Birthday” to all the TOD members who are celebrating their birthdays this month.

  37. 152 desertflower
    November 5, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Can someone please tell me how to put “our favorite picture” on my desktop of my new and improved “birthday computer:) ” I’m so clueless…

    • 153 EDP4BHO
      November 5, 2011 at 2:23 pm

      Right click to “Save Image As”. Once it’s in your downloads, name it if you want, then click on the actual photo, right click to “Set as desktop….”. This is with a PC. If you have an Apple, I can’t help with that.

  38. November 5, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Good afternoon, TOD’ville! Isn’t it great to be alive in such a time? Hope everyone is enjoying this Saturday. 😆 😆

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lamh35! May you ‘live long and prosper’!

  39. 156 nathkatun7
    November 5, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Happy Birthday Lamh34! I hope your day is filled with love and laughter, and good company from friends and family.

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