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afternoon all

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Charles P. Pierce (Esquire): Why Does Everybody Hate Mitt? …. I’ve cast my memory back as far as I can, and I cannot recall a major politician of either party who causes so many members of his party to spit (metaphorically, one hopes) at the simple mention of his name. And this is not a recent phenomenon. One of the few insights worthy of anyone’s time in that horrible Game Change book was the fact that, by the end of the 2008 presidential cycle, all of the other Republican candidates had come to despise Willard. (John McCain was apoplectic on the subject, even by McCain’s standards, which are considerable.) This now has seemed to transfer itself to the Republican electorate in general. Nobody likes this guy…..

On the surface, this elemental loathing seems disproportionate, even if you take into account how much of the GOP’s Jesus-jammin’ base distrusts the extended coven into which Romney was born …. Willard is something of a foof who spends all his time falling a few yards short of sincerity. He speaks a form of trust-fund English that can be off-putting. He is as utterly unprincipled as a politician can be, and he’s about as trustworthy as a puff adder… all Romney’s done is change his position on a whole host of issues, and talk like the guy who’s come to repossess the family farm…..

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President Obama, flanked by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, in the Roosevelt Room, Nov 28

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WH: Over the weekend, a report by the Associated Press detailed how the Affordable Care Act is dramatically reducing drug costs for seniors who hit the prescription drug coverage gap known as the donut hole. This year, seniors are benefiting from a 50 percent discount on brand-name drugs in the donut hole. And the discount and other provisions in the law are saving money for seniors. As the AP reported:

The average beneficiary who falls into the coverage gap would have spent $1,504 this year on prescriptions. But thanks to discounts and other provisions in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law, that cost fell to $901…

…. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, seniors will receive bigger discounts in the years ahead. By 2020, the donut hole will be closed completely.

And even if you don’t hit the donut hole, there’s still good news for beneficiaries with Medicare Part D. Prescription drug premiums will not rise next year, and thanks to health reform, seniors can get preventive services like mammograms and other cancer screenings for free.

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Caught ya M4O!

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297 Responses to “afternoon all”


  1. 1 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    November 28, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    THE LAST PIC HAS MADE MY DAY…AGAIN! HAVEN’T BEEN IN A GREAT MOOD SINCE OUR PASTOR USED PBO’S THANKSGIVING ADDRESS ON SUNDAY FOR HIS SERMON. STILL ANGRY HERE!…:(

    • 2 Marlz (@marjgra)
      November 28, 2011 at 4:11 pm

      Hi Sue . . . What happened?

      • 3 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        November 28, 2011 at 4:15 pm

        THE PASTOR SAID…WE KNOW WHO TO THANK…INTIMATING THE COMPLAINT AGAINST PBO THAT HE DIDN’T MENTION GOD. OF COURSE THE YEEHAAHS IN THERE FOLLOWED UP WITH THE USUAL IN SUPPORTIVE REPUBLICAN GRUNTS! I’M STILL ANGRY OVER IT.

        • November 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm

          How disgusting Sue, it must have been a miserable experience for you. And this guy calls himself a man of God? 🙄

        • 8 Bill
          November 28, 2011 at 4:23 pm

          Your pastor’s action is the sort of thing that is driving the decline of the mainline church in our country. Before the politicalization of religion in the Reagan era such actions would never have occurred. This is another example of how Republicans are destroying the country.

        • 9 jacquelineoboomer
          November 28, 2011 at 5:18 pm

          Sue – Hi! I know that’s a tricky situation, but any chance you could write your pastor a note, to say how he made you feel? (Not sure I would, but that was my first thought, since it might make you feel better.)

          • November 28, 2011 at 5:21 pm

            I would definitely concur. My mother spoke to another priest at her church about a similar incident, and there was an immediate correction. It’s unacceptable.

            • 11 DoNoHarm
              November 28, 2011 at 5:44 pm

              Agree. The priest’s sermon was bent on the destruction of the Health Care Law and abortion. I stood up, just to let the fellow know I was listening, and sat down. After service, I let him know how disappointing it was to hear such words from a supposed man of God, and followed it up with a letter to him, his bishop, and the Atty General. Churches are allowed tax exemptions based on neutrality of political avenues. I also included areas where churches are not following the message of Jesus. To leave a correct impression, I’m not into any organized religion and went for Mom’s benefit.

        • 14 Obama Grandmama
          November 28, 2011 at 10:42 pm

          I will say I was a very devout Catholic attending church every single Sunday, helping by teaching Sunday school classes then later by being a Marriage Prep couple with my late husband, and helping serve coffee after masses. My husband was ain the Knights of Columbus, and I was involved in Altar Society. Our children attended church with us, attended Sunday school classes, helped serve coffee with us after mass, were involved with youth group and activities, sang in the children’s choir and were altar servers. When my husband died I continued my involvements. My college children began to change their attendance and become twice a year Catholics. I am there now too, but for a different reason. My falling away from the church came after I witnessed many so called Christians attack this President time and time again. To me these attacks are not Christian and I cannot be part of a group of people that do not walk their talk. President Obama is an example of someone that desires to look after the poor as Jesus desires. In every way he portrays an example of what is asked for in the bible.

    • 15 nospin
      November 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm

      Sue – when PO was elected in 2008 – my pastor had the gall to use PO in his sermon as the example of why the congregation should not worship false idols.

      Problem was — he didn’t anticipate me standing up in church and giving him a sermon of my own to include epithets that was not found anywhere in scripture and I was not leaving. lolol

      Needless to say – he learned that it is never prudent to try to throw stones or bear false witness against PO in church again.

      • 16 PoliticalJunkessa
        November 28, 2011 at 4:34 pm

        LOL. A friend of mine said that her pastor at her church (predominantly AA congregation) was still in Hillary’s corner during the primaries because he had some political ties to Bubba. Well, one Sunday he was going on about how he wasn’t sure yet who he was gonna pick because yada, yada, yada…..before he could finish his little discussion, the whole congregation drowned him out with “O-BA-MA! O-BA-MA! O-BA-MA!” They were on their feet chanting. I wish I had been there to see and hear that. :mrgreen:

        • 17 nospin
          November 28, 2011 at 5:00 pm

          PJ – My church is also predominantly black and I guess my Pastor also supported Hillary and that was the reason why he had a temporary mental breakdown and said what he said. But I have no idea why felt that he could even part his lips and think he could get away with it. Unfortunately, it was pretty bad. . . . for him. lol My temper and nose flared, I stood up, what came up came out. That poor man got what he got.

          But I am sure I was forgiven by my heavenly father because God knows, that man pushed my buttons when he started spewing that bile and acted like he didn’t know. I wasn’t having it and in church no less. I have no tolerance for lying liars or the lies they tell. Those poor kiddies in the congregation did get an earful but one of them came by the pew and handed me a church fan with PO’s and Flotus’ image on the back of it and smiled. lol

          The Pastor should have known better. Ain’t having it. lolol Sue brought back some beautiful memories. 🙂 A. W. Tozer was right when he said “the devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.” So I followed the scripture that calls us to – “speak the truth and shame the devil.” lol I still get tickled when I think about that day. After awhile I was able to calm down and talk things over with my Pastor and we now have an understanding. He won’t lie or try to unfairly degrade our President and I won’t go off on him during a sermon. 🙂

      • 23 eveingeorgia
        November 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm

        No you didn’t, Nospin?! Wow, I wish I had that kind of courage!

        I was in seminary when PBO won in 2008.
        But, I was away from school ,the week he was elected, for a medical procedure.When I returned,the dorm maid told me that it was like a wake in Chapel, the day PBO won! She said the minister/professors were so obviously upset about it, that the African-American students started to leave the service.

        I was so glad I was not at school during the election and the inauguration- it was really dispiriting to sense that so many of my Christian professors were so virulently against PBO.

        It made me very sad, because I expected better from them.

        Sue, so sorry you had to listen to that. Apparently some of these ministers have forgotten this: Jesus said, “Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen of them. If you do you will have no reward from your Father in heaven” …

        PBO did thank God in his proclamation;they don’t mention that. Anyway, He is not trying to impress men with his piety. Good for him.

        • 24 nospin
          November 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm

          hi eveingeorgia – One thing I cannot abide is someone who calls themselves a representative of Christ and stands there with lying lips and a hateful heart. These are the people who expected to bring folks to know Christ?

          And then to use the election of PO that I still believe was a testament of how good God is to degrade this man and to minimize his struggle as if it was worth nothing and that the win was undeserved? Was not having it. That is why it is a struggle for me to bind my tongue when I hear folks who are supposed to be followers of Christ make hateful statements or twist scripture to match their personal agenda. Not having it.

      • November 28, 2011 at 5:23 pm

        Nospin, I think I love you. Actually, I know I love you!!

        • 26 nospin
          November 28, 2011 at 6:07 pm

          don’t encourage me Chips. 🙂 This is one of my traits I am seriously working hard to control. lol It is a constant struggle especially now in the days of Obama. But I try. I really do.

          • November 28, 2011 at 6:15 pm

            Ah, I know the feeling nospin, I’m trying to reduce my volcanic eruptions from one a day to about one a week, but it’s a real battle …. I blame President Obama, I was a calmer person before he came in to my life. Well, before his enemies came in to my life, to be more precise!

    • November 28, 2011 at 5:29 pm

      Isn’t Thanksgiving for all people to give thanks – not just the religious ones? I don’t understand why they’re treating it like a religious holiday? If people want to give thanks to God for their blessings, then why can’t they? And if they don’t want to, then they should be free to do that, too. These right wingers are going too far. If you don’t pray the way they want, or you don’t do Christianity the way they want, or you don’t look the way they want, then it sounds like they classify you as a unworthy – all the while, they uncharitably steal food from hungry children, deprive those same children of a good education, and exhibit all manner of immorality as their example of Christianity.

      I’m sure people of all faiths and no faith expressed their thanks this weekend for family, friends, good health and fortune – in whatever manner they chose, and they didn’t need the President to tell them how to do it.

  2. 31 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    November 28, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    GETTING VERY TIRED OF REPUBLICANS!

    • November 28, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      That is really despicable, Sue.

      • 33 HZ
        November 28, 2011 at 5:16 pm

        Hi Sue, just opened my computer, and read your comment. I and sick of their ugly ways as well. It is shameful that your pastor brought POB into a sermon at all. The scriptures as you well know that we are to pray for our leaders. It never said to preach to them about how many times they use the word God in a speach etc. In fact, remember when they all came to Him and said, Lord, Lord, and He said, depart from me, I Never knew you.

        I do not hesitate to tell my friends of the faith, “You better be preaching the Word.” That was commanded of you as a Pastor. These are hypocrites, snakes, and of their father, the devil. So there to them. There is no Christ love in what these shameful people are constantly saying black and white pastors. I tell them to their face. Yes, I do. I say , show me in the scripture where it says that. Then please do not do that again, Pastor.

        Remember Sue, the wheat and the tares will not be separated until He does it. A lot of these people who are sitting up in church each Sunday including the pastors, are not true believers. Look at their fruits.
        (((((((HUGS)) )))))))) my sweet spirit, Sue.HZ

    • 34 prettyfoot58
      November 28, 2011 at 5:04 pm

      DITTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  3. 35 utaustinliberal
    November 28, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Ooooooooh Chips you’re back with a bang! Awesoooooome. Lovely twitterific stories. As for the tweet between myself and Me4obama… do we now get relegated to the naughty mat? 😆 😆 Thanks for bringing back the wet picture. 😉

  4. 45 Me4obama (@Me4obama)
    November 28, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Chips I have been caught red handed and I am proud to plead GUILTY as charged. I LOVE MY PROFILE PICTURE. I smile everytime I look at it. #TheWetOne. 😆 : lol: 😆

    • November 28, 2011 at 4:19 pm

      #TheWetOne

      😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

      You crack me up, woman!

    • 47 desertflower
      November 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm

      The Wet One is on my desktop 🙂 Every morning…first thing, it’s my coffee, The Wet One, and TOD 🙂 Great way to start the day, If I don’t mind saying so myself…

      • November 28, 2011 at 6:01 pm

        ‘The Wet One’ makes me weep ….. lurkers here must be hopelessly confused!!! Especially when they read desertflower is another high profile member of the “Occupy Naughty Mat” movement. 😆

    • 49 Sue in Minnesota
      November 28, 2011 at 6:48 pm

      I don’t think their is a ‘sexier’ picture in the universe. Fully clothed and smoking up the screen……yowwwwzzzzer!

      He would look fabulous with an earring…….reminds me of Ed Bradley, may he rest in peace.

  5. 50 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    November 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Collateral Damage: The GOP’s Obama Hate Pushes 100 Million Towards Poverty

    http://www.politicususa.com/en/gop-obama-hate-poverty

  6. 51 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    November 28, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    FRANKLY..I WOULDN’T MIND MAKING SOME DRAPES OUT OF THAT PICTURE!,,,,,,,,,,,NUFF’ SAID…I’M DEPARTING!

  7. 67 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 28, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    All of the sudden I’m feeling a little thirsty….hmmhmmmhmmm.

  8. November 28, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Ooops:

    • November 28, 2011 at 4:38 pm

      Herr 999 is still making news? What an azzhat 🙄

    • 75 Bill
      November 28, 2011 at 4:46 pm

      The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that it is a 13 year affair. Herb denies an affair, but not a relationship. Her says he will not comment until he knows what is to be reported.

    • 78 xtine
      November 28, 2011 at 4:48 pm

      Ummm, I guess we could say 13 years is 999-extended period of time: “a woman will step forward tonight and claim that she had a 13-year affair with the GOP candidate.” 🙂 Why do they say “claim”? Anyhoo, this is not a surprise. That’s why that lawyer tried to intimidate any other women. Why is Mr. 999 still in the race? Ahh, nevermind! 🙂

      • 79 prettyfoot58
        November 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm

        I AM SO DISGUSTED BY ALL OF THIS….

        THAT IS A GOOD QUESTION…XTINE….WHY IS HE STILL IN THE RACE….WHY ISN’T HE BEING LAMBLASTED BY THE MEDIA AND THE CANDIDATES…

        IT SEEMS THAT A MAN CHEATING ON HIS WIFE AND HARRASSING/ABUSING WOMEN IS ACCEPTABLE….

    • 80 nintendowii10
      November 28, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      Mr. Cain is a troll candidate, we are all being trolled!

    • 81 JojoRaze
      November 28, 2011 at 5:28 pm

      Chips, thanks for this! You are amazing and I just posted this on Pragmatic Obots! I just read the Cain statement about this accusation and he basically said “It ain’t nobody’s business that I was cheating on my wife with this woman.” In which world does he think this does not matter when combined with the sexual harassment accusations AND the fact he claims to be a Christian family values Republican.

      Here’s the statement from a larger article about the accusation and pic of the woman from My FOX5 Atlanta:
      Mr. Cain has been informed today that your television station plans to broadcast a story this evening in which a female will make an accusation that she engaged in a 13-year long physical relationship with Mr. Cain. This is not an accusation of harassment in the workplace – this is not an accusation of an assault – which are subject matters of legitimate inquiry to a political candidate.

      Rather, this appears to be an accusation of private, alleged consensual conduct between adults – a subject matter which is not a proper subject of inquiry by the media or the public. No individual, whether a private citizen, a candidate for public office or a public official, should be questioned about his or her private sexual life. The public’s right to know and the media’s right to report has boundaries and most certainly those boundaries end outside of one’s bedroom door.

      Mr. Cain has alerted his wife to this new accusation and discussed it with her. He has no obligation to discuss these types of accusations publicly with the media and he will not do so even if his principled position is viewed unfavorably by members of the media.”

      • 82 Obama Grandmama
        November 29, 2011 at 12:26 am

        Think about Jon Edwards. He became public news for his affair. Why not Cain too? Why do we not have the right to know that he does not keep his marriage vows?

    • 83 Mae who love our CIC
      November 29, 2011 at 4:06 am

      Herman Cain is just like the rest of the repub candidates who all lack good character. They are a bunch of liars. They are not the presidential calibre. Herman Cain should have never even thought about running for this office. His behavior is just atrocious. He think he is a smooth talker, is an under the cover ho perpetrating as a legitimate business man, used his position to take advantage of women who he lacks respect. He has gotten away with so much bullshit that he has has lost a sense of what is right or wrong. He is rotten and has a subjection to sexual sin. Women are his weakness. And his wife probably know of his behavior.
      Just so freaking flabbergasted that Newt the redeemed one, who has asked for forgiveness from a man. But if he has not prayed to the Almighty then he has not repented. He is a has been.Anybody who commit adultery is a liar also Ed Schultz. And he is no better than Herman Cain.
      Willard is just as worthless. He is a liar as well. A man without conviction. He is a fake.

  9. 84 eveingeorgia
    November 28, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I’m too old, and my nerves are too bad to look at that picture for very long! Help me, somebody!!

    • November 28, 2011 at 4:39 pm

      Yikes, do you need a doctor Eve?

      • November 28, 2011 at 4:50 pm

        I saw you there, just standing there
        And I thought I was only dreaming yeah
        I kissed you then, then once again
        You said you would come and dance with me
        Dance with me across the sea
        And we could feel the motion of a thousand dreams
        (chorus)
        Oh, Doctor, doctor, can’t you see I’m burning, burning
        Oh, Doctor, doctor, is this love I’m feeling?
        Ships at night give such delight
        We all leave before the morning light
        Please don’t go no please don’t go
        Cause I don’t want to stay here on my own
        (REPEAT CHORUS x 2)
        Fever breathe your love on me (breathe your love)
        Take away my name (take away)
        Fever lay your hands on me (breathe your love)
        Never be the same
        (REPEAT CHORUS x 2)
        Come with me and make believe
        We can travel to eternity

      • 88 eveingeorgia
        November 28, 2011 at 4:53 pm

        Oh, Lord! Gotta go, Chips. Didn’t I just tell you I have bad nerves?!

      • 91 MTmarilyn
        November 28, 2011 at 7:54 pm

        You guys make my day! The picture on my desktop is Obama in the Rain. I love it and I ditto all the comments here!

  10. 92 brook water
    November 28, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    New poster, long time lurker/reader. I am looking forward to joining the conversation.

  11. November 28, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Good afternoon, Team Obama. I see Chips is helping us move the day along!!

  12. November 28, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Ok I need to share something. I m truly affraid for the president and his family. I dont know if any of you have ever visited foxnation.com or foxnews.com. But I need to tell you those people are klansmen straight up. I have documented for three years the vile racist shti they say about the presidnet and especially the first lady. There is a thread about the first family t hat is closed to comments because it was just too much even for fox. Fox will post just irrelevant stories about the flotus just to bring those people out. the monkey and animal references are well liked. But this one is the worst Ive seen on fox. There is a story about Wyclef Jean and boy are the commentst nasty. Here is a link to newshound’s documentation of today’s vile fox behavior. http://www.newshounds.us/2011/11/27/shocking_racist_comments_on_foxnewscom_article_about_wyclef_jeans_haiti_fund.php#more.

    Here are the comments from fox about the first lady and her daughters. http://nation.foxnews.com/christmas/2011/11/25/white-house-christmas-tree-arrives They are so disgusting and they don’t even care anymore how it looks. The media is very happy to give them a pass. When are we going to stand up and say we are not going to take it anymore? How can a “news” organization get away with this? It’s madening.

    • November 28, 2011 at 5:04 pm

      We don’t need to see them to know that they are there, Amliss. I’d bet you my right foot that the Secret Service is on this. Please, for your own peace of mind, don’t go back to those sites and definitely don’t read the comments. All the comments on the site you’ve provided aren’t unique and they aren’t original. I’m not even going to click on the links but I can already tell you what they all say. Please ignore them. The SS are all over those sites and tons of others.

      • November 28, 2011 at 5:11 pm

        Completely agree Lisa, I used to read that kind of stuff and end up clinically depressed, but there just isn’t any point – we know these scumbags are out there, but we’ll only knock the life and energy out of ourselves by reading their bile.

        • 106 h
          November 28, 2011 at 5:50 pm

          Thanks Chips. I will not subject myself to that vile hate. When I click on something and then start to read the comments, I can’t handle it and will not share that hate and vile conversation with anyone. You are so on point, Chips about the ‘clinically depressed. This mess will take you there, so Amliss, I would say, “We know that this dreg is out there, and we do not need it here nor do we feast on it. It will cause you much pain. Dwell on those things that are good, gentle, true, respectful, of a good heart, and peaceful. Keep yourself energy at a different dial tone. HZ

      • November 28, 2011 at 6:41 pm

        Ok good advice. cause man it hurts

    • 108 PoliticalJunkessa
      November 28, 2011 at 5:12 pm

      Don’t bother with rabid, right-wing sites.

      Yesterday’s Michelle Obama Quote O’ The Day:

      “Fear is a useless emotion. Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t. Don’t ever make decisions based on fear.”

      • 109 utaustinliberal
        November 28, 2011 at 5:31 pm

        Awesome quote PJ.

      • November 28, 2011 at 5:46 pm

        Lovely quote. it should be a mantra for everyone.

      • November 28, 2011 at 6:37 pm

        I just used Michelle Obama’s quote this morning, on myself! Not only can I not go to these vile comment sections – it’s like deliberately jumping into the middle of a vicious Klan rally and can wreck my fragile emotional state for hours at a time. So I avoid them. But, even some of the comment sections in the the Obama-supportive sites allow these nasty folks in. They don’t add anything but hostile and demeaning commentary masquerading as intelligent critique based either on unrealistic expectations or on willful ignorance of policies already enacted. This blog that Chips has made is such an informative curative. I keep coming here because it’s giving me the courage to become politically active again. Even if I don’t re-engage politically, I’m becoming well-informed enough to combat the lies inundating my neighbors who don’t surf the net as compulsively as I do.

      • November 28, 2011 at 6:54 pm

        For my fellow geeks, allow me to put out another quote on fear. From Frank Herbert’s “Dune”:

        I must not fear.
        Fear is the mind-killer.
        Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
        I will face my fear.
        I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
        And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
        Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
        Only I will remain

      • November 28, 2011 at 7:11 pm

        extremely good advice!

  13. November 28, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I do not understand the GOP’s thing about PO not using God in his Thanksgiving proclamation. He only did the one, right? I have a printed copy of it right beside me. He uses God twice…..first time talking about George Washington and how ….”he praised a generous and knowing God for shepherding our young Republic through its uncertain beginnings.” Later,……..”we give thanks to each other and God for the many kindnesses and comforts that grace our lives.” I am confused. Did he do two?

    • November 28, 2011 at 4:47 pm

      Whatever the number, it will never be enough because that’s all they’ve got is empty baseless claims.

    • 121 Esmerelda
      November 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm

      Um, I’m a foreigner but I seem to recall that there’s something in the US Constitution about separation of Church and State?

      • 122 AJ
        November 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm

        Ding, ding, ding….you are correct, Ms. Esmerelda! Congrats for having a better understanding of our constitution’s First Amendment than many Americans.

        • 123 nathkatun7
          November 28, 2011 at 6:26 pm

          Co-sign on your comment, AJ. Besides the First Amendment, there is also Article VI of the Constitution which says: “… no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

      • 124 dotster3
        November 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm

        You are correct. All these religious references annoy me to the max. Should have no part in our politics or government.

    • 125 eveingeorgia
      November 28, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      Those who criticize are referring to his televised Thanksgiving address. In that one he used the phrase give thanks, but did not use the name, God.
      I guess they think he was thanking the Tooth Fairy.

      • November 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm

        yup, eve. It was definitely the tooth fairy. You know those Kenyan socialist mau-maus. they don’t believe in God but they sure as shit loves them their tooth fairies. 🙄 Have I told you lately that I despise the GOP?

    • 128 nospin
      November 28, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      To that I say — Matthew 7:21-23
      “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

      So the GOP can sthu and sthd on that one.

  14. November 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    repost from the bottom of previous thread.

    Encouraging educational story

    Building more minority engineers – as early as elementary school
    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/11/building-more-minority-engineers-as.html

  15. November 28, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Some Churches are getting it right

    Angry Over Unfair Mortgage Practices, Churches Pull Money From Wall Street Banks

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/11/angry-over-unfair-mortgage-practices.html

  16. November 28, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    My mother just called me, I guess her and my tea bagger brother had a big argument.
    My mom was arguing about the millionaire tax and saying they should pay for the jobs bill.
    My libertarian brother went off in her, protecting the milliOnaires and billionaires as tax creators, suggesting the President does not know anything being a community organizer and he took bribes from Solyndra.

    I told her to let it go, you are not going to change a tea baggers mind…

    Anyways, she is pretty upset. Poor Mom!

  17. November 28, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Roseanne Barr is full-blown NUTS. She called PBO a murderer on twitter, thinks Nader is a hero and PBO is against pot and whistleblowers and guess what? She’s running for President with the Green Party!!!

  18. 156 nintendowii10
    November 28, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    For those of you who don’t know about the girl in Kansas who talked smack about Governor Brownback on Twitter, apparently the Governor has apologized:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/28/emma-sullivan-receives-ap_n_1116945.html

  19. November 28, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    The judge threw out a 285 million dollar settlement with Citigroup, for unfair Mrtgage practices.
    Yeah, how dare the SEC go after the big banks. Lol!

  20. November 28, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Magic and Shaq on Piers Morgan Tonight. Maybe we will find out about the nba fundraiser? Is it still on, due to the NBA lockout ending?

  21. November 28, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Tweety and Howard fineman have a lovefest for Obama. Build Gingrich up, tear Obama down. Check! Lol! Lmao.

  22. November 28, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Is this for real?

    😆

  23. November 28, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Oh, Lord, Cain just broke the news to Wolf Blitzer that a woman is coming forth to allege she had a 13-year affair with him. A Fox station in Georgia is breaking the story and apparently has a pic of the woman on its website.

    These republicans have no morals.

  24. November 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    I gotta ask? Why are the democrats wanting to tax millionaires to pay for the jobs bill?

    It has zero chance of passing! None- nada.

    Is it just to placate the base?

  25. 213 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 28, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Herman keeps boobooing in his diapers!

  26. 214 hopefruit2
    November 28, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    No wonder the GOP and the media hate our President. They recently went scouring thru the Internets, Googles, Youtubes, etc..to find perhaps a picture or video footage or any credible evidence of our President misbehaving, and all they came up with was a video of PBO in 1991 paying homage to MLK in Black history month. So now instead of talking about PBO in sex scandal, Tapper, Toad and Knoller are reduced to grumbling about PBO “campaigning on tax-payer dime.”

    No wonder the GOP and the media hate our President.

  27. 215 Brittany
    November 28, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Cain will drop out the race this week or next month there is no way he will stay in. Gloria Cain has to be humiliated. I wonder what evidence Ginger has on her affair with Herman.

    • November 28, 2011 at 6:15 pm

      I’m hoping for a stained dress.

      (Zap! Zinging Hermie and Big Dog at once.)

    • 217 donna dem 4 obama
      November 28, 2011 at 6:18 pm

      Nahhh I doubt it. He will keep on keeping on and the Right will claim it was personal and has nothing to do with politics. You see moral behaviour only relates to Dems. Repubs are immune to that sort of thing. Did you hear that audience in the debate given by CNBC when they booed the debate moderator for asking a question about Cain’s character? They only care about this stuff when its one of ours.

    • 218 dotster3
      November 28, 2011 at 7:32 pm

      61 calls/texts on her cell—-last one in Sept.

  28. 219 Marlz (@marjgra)
    November 28, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    OMG!!

    . . . and this is the link. . .

  29. November 28, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    No way! My mom was just polled! Say it ain’t so.
    Some questions are pushed polled, as they ate trying to sway her answers!
    Interesting!

  30. 225 hopefruit2
    November 28, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Alec Baldwin just wants to get it over with already.

  31. November 28, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Members of the GOP populace , this song is dedicated to you. Thank you,Gangrene and Herr 9.9.9.

    • November 28, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      So true, Lisalovesobama. This song is a perfect tribute to the Repugs, especially the likes of Herman Cain. In the words of Antoine Dotson: Mr. 9-9-9, “you are so dumb. So really really dumb. For real.” Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha ! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  32. November 28, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Not to pile on Hermie, but this, from his lawyer (and, really, can’t Cain and his lawyer coordinate their messages?):

    …this appears to be an accusation of private, alleged consensual conduct between adults – a subject matter which is not a proper subject of inquiry by the media or the public. No individual, whether a private citizen, a candidate for public office or a public official, should be questioned about his or her private sexual life. The public’s right to know and the media’s right to report has boundaries and most certainly those boundaries end outside of one’s bedroom door.

    Translation: GOPers can fuck around all they want and keep it private. If a Democrat does it, it’s an impeachable offense.

  33. 242 nintendowii10
    November 28, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I suspect that Karl Rove pushed Ginger White to come out against Mr. Cain. Rove is not a Cain fan and wants Willard as the nominee.

    We are witnessing what happened to John McCain in 2000, when the story of his black non American daughter leaked and cost him the nomination, giving it to George W. Bush.

  34. November 28, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I like:

  35. 247 Brittany
    November 28, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    I feel bad for Gloria Cain. Ginger White said her and Herman were still sleeping together as recently as eight months ago.

    • November 28, 2011 at 6:34 pm

      What never ceases to amaze me is the hubris of these people. You’re running for President of the United States. Everything you’ve ever said, thought, and done will be exposed. And yet they never think that their skeletons will come out. Not John Edwards, and not Herr Cain. I think that’s why I’m in a never-ceasing state of bewilderment over PBO. Most people who run for President are narcissists of the first order, and run to fulfill some inner, ego-driven need. But PBO seems to be the exact opposite of that. A lesser man would say “Screw you all, have Willard as your President”. Not PBO. He believes in the innate goodness of the citizenry, in working to make their lives just a bit better on what is a long trajectory of justice. I just shake my head and think “no one can be that good, that selfless.” And yet, and yet, there he is, plugging away and making it seem effortless.

      • November 28, 2011 at 6:46 pm

        I can’t believe how stupid and naive these guys are.

        This is part of the reason why I love PBO. He’s a decent, hard-working, sincere, honest man. He’s in love with his wife and would never hurt her. He has morals and believes in keeping them and in holding trust. Everything in Dreams from My Father is his confessional. Our country doesn’t appreciate how unique he is, especially in this climate.

      • November 28, 2011 at 7:32 pm

        Well said, LL, our PBO is one of a kind and a marvel. The surprising thing is not so much that Cain thought he could hide his sordid past, but that R voters actually thought he would make a good president. He has sleazebag written all over him in giant letters.

      • 251 Mary Gray
        November 28, 2011 at 7:52 pm

        I love what you say and you say it so well. History will shine the bright light of greatness on this man. Wish I could be around to see it. We are witnessing greatness.

  36. November 28, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Oh Dennis is at it again-
    Kucinich wants to disband NATO after what happened this weekend.
    He sticks up for the poor Pakistanis, who are harboring terrorists.
    God, I hope he loses to Kaptur.

  37. 256 nintendowii10
    November 28, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    A bit of a break from the Herman Cain sideshow:

    John McCain On Daughter Meghan’s MSNBC Move: ‘She Went Over To The Dark Side’

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/28/john-mccain-meghan-msnbc-dark-side_n_1116527.html?ref=politics

    Sorry again for the HuffyPuffy link

    • 257 Linda
      November 28, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      I read that…. I wonder what he says about Nicole Wallace ( regular guest ) and Steve Schmidt ( paid analyst ) also going to ” The dark side.

    • November 28, 2011 at 9:08 pm

      I’ll say she’s gone to the Dark Side..she supports mitt freakshow romney. John McCain knows all about the Dark Side..I mean how much light can there be talkin’ outta your ass all the time. One true thing he’s said is about waterboarding being torture..disagreeing with the rest of his facist friends.

    • November 28, 2011 at 9:10 pm

      McCain elevated the dark tone in today’s political environment (started by Newt Gingrich when he was Speaker) when he didn’t do anything about Sarah Palin’s nasty rhetoric. His “dark side” comment just perpetuates that. He’s so divisive.

  38. November 28, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    State of Play: As a December deadline for the Obama administration to finalize power plant air pollution standards approaches, House Democrats are pushing back on GOP claims that the new rules will threaten electric reliability by forcing large numbers of plant closures.

    Democratic staff on the House Energy and Commerce Committee circulated a memo Monday night pointing to two recent studies that they say “provide substantial assurance that the nation can achieve significant air quality improvements from cleaning up old polluting power plants without threatening the reliability of electricity supplies.”

    The memo comes as Republicans are working to derail the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Maximum Achievable Control Technology” standards for power plants, which would require operators to install equipment to reduce mercury and other air toxics.

    Republicans and some moderate Democrats argue that the standards, which are due to be finalized by Dec. 16, will force the closure of a slew of plants, threatening the stability of the country’s electric grid.

    –:/

    December 16th is when government stopgap runs out. Interesting!

  39. November 28, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    The thing about Willard Mitt Romney is that he reminds you of that awful guy in high school who’d tell you anything to get into your pants and if you were fool enough to listen to his lies, then 30 seconds later, after the deed was done, you just wound up feeling used and stupid. I’m guessing the repug electorate is trying to offset those feelings for as long as humanly possible, hence Batshit Bachman, Herr 999, and Mr. Philanderer.

    • 262 desertflower
      November 28, 2011 at 7:10 pm

      Yep…that’s the one! You gave him 30 seconds??? I’m thinking “Opps, sorry” from the git go! 3 seconds. MAX.

  40. November 28, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq – The holidays are fast approaching and while many service members have redeployed home, those who are still in country enjoy one holiday event to give them a taste of home.

    The main dining facility on Contingency Operating Base Adder hosted a Thanksgiving feast as the last meal for service members before closing its doors for good Nov. 20.

    The DFAC was adorned with festive holiday decorations throughout, as well as a large traditional Thanksgiving display across from the serving line, including tipis, turkey and cornucopia carvings, ice sculptures, cakes and fresh fruit.

    The turnout was impressive as the line extended out the DFAC doors as service members patiently waited for their turkey dinner. “The turkey was great,” said Spc. Dorothy Gray, information technologies specialist, Company B, 3rd Brigade, Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, from Las Vegas, Nev. “A lot of times turkey can turn out dry, but it was really moist.”

    “It was nice to have this as the last meal here before the DFAC closed and we all go home,” said Gray.

    The menu included the traditional turkey, steamship round, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, vegetables, and a variety of pies for dessert.

    http://www.usf-iraq.com/news/headlines/service-members-enjoy-a-thanksgiving-feast-dining-facility-celebrates-the-holidays-and-its-last-day-open

    • 269 nathkatun7
      November 28, 2011 at 8:17 pm

      It’s lame excuse like this one, that he had not had any rest and that’s why he appeared so ignorant and incoherent about Libya, that we should be focused on in criticizing Herman Cain instead of focusing on his affairs. Clinton had affairs and served as President for two terms. Newt Gingrinch had affairs but no one in the media is suggesting that he is not qualified to be President. I hope this blog that I love so much would get away from being sucked into sensationalism about Heraman Cain’s affairs.

      After viewing this clip, my question to Mr. Cain is: “if you are so incoherent, just because you had a busy campaign schedule, how would you respond intelligently, once you are President, when you have to deal with a much busier schedule? Take for example President Obama’s recent visit to Hawaii and Asia that took him through three different time zones. Can the American people be assured that you won’t screw up and embarrass the country and the turn around and blame your idiotic statements –or non-statements — to the jet lag?”

      • November 28, 2011 at 9:22 pm

        Nathkatun7 – I’m not sure about everyone else, but what gets me about this nonsense with affairs and the like, is that the Republicans tout themselves as the party of family values, and look down their noses at everyone else. They lure in Latino voters, claiming that they are the only ones who are Christians, dedicated to family and preserving life and patriotism. None of these things have anything to do with qualifications to be President – otherwise, the 2012 elections would be cancelled, and the Constitution amended to allow President Obama to be President for life.

        The question here is one of integrity. Whether this man, or any of the other hypocrites on the right, should be charged with holding the very future of the planet in their hands. This title “leader of the free world” has been fully realized by President Obama, but even the incompetent ones still hold everyone’s lives in their hands. One would hope that the person making decisions on war, foreign aid, domestic policy and international trade, international dispute resolution and strategic direction – that that person would have a clear conscience and pure intentions. That’s what this whole affair thing means for me. I asked the same questions about Bill Clinton at the time. I will ask the same questions about Newt – and the rest of them. It’s not a matter of being morally judgmental. The decisions the President makes are important and they last for generations, and personal character goes into decision making – it cannot be divorced from measuring the man/woman who will make those decisions, because they stand alone when the final decision is made.

  41. November 28, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Hey guys, is anyone else having troubles with Twitter today? I can’t seem to be able to post at all. Maybe they banned my big mouth butt! 😉

  42. 274 Marlz (@marjgra)
    November 28, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Former Pres. George Bush (43) cancels trip to Swiz. fearing he would be arrested. . .
    http://www.bluegrasspundit.com/2011/11/former-us-president-george-w-bush.html

  43. November 28, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Wow, Dr. Watson would do a great television show! Why doesn’t Gore go after someone like him instead of Cenk? Although Jennifer Granholm seems like a good catch. Even a generic show called, “Got Truth?” with a series of hosts explaining, debunking……

    • 281 FiredUpInCA
      November 28, 2011 at 7:21 pm

      Does anyone else watch videos of the President not just for the content but for therapeutic purposes to see a public figure that is sane, grounded and calming and not in the middle of a scandal?

  44. 285 jacquelineoboomer
    November 28, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    @AlecBaldwin is taking a lot of hits for his “Obama! 2012!” tweet and other pro-Obama tweets. Let’s all help him out!

  45. November 28, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Okay just got in from work and I see the the Wet One picture is making another comeback.

    I think I’m gonna join the “Occupy Naughty Mat.” 😉

  46. 288 Linda
    November 28, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    If PIPA makes it to the floor, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) will filibuster — and he’ll do it by reading the names rank-and-file Americans who oppose censorship from the floor of the Senate. You can ask to have your name read — and ask your Senators to vote no — by visiting StopCensorship.org. More than 100,000 people have already signed up.

    http://stopcensorship.org/

  47. 289 desertflower
    November 28, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Rupert Murdoch tried to bribe member of Parliment.. And his son was with him when he did that….fall hard, Rupert. Fall hard. And take all the rest of the crooks and liars with you.

    http://mediamatters.org/blog/201111280003

  48. 296 globalcitizenlinda
    November 28, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Just when you think the gop circus has reached its peak, one of those fake candidates manages to push it to another level. yikes!!!

  49. 297 Titti
    November 29, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Can’t believe Cain thought that all those skeletons in his closet will not come rolling out. I feel really sad for his wife. The Republican motto is ‘do what I say not what I do’


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