Carolina Live: What took sculptors days to construct, took democrats minutes to demolish. With a backhoe and plenty of shovels, a group of about 20 from the Democrat Women’s Council of Horry County scraped, pushed and dug their way into the sand castle dubbed Mount Myrtle.

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce had the sculpture made for the GOP Presidential Debate …. featuring the faces of the four remaining candidates and the two who suspended their campaigns. To be a part of the demolition, the democratic group gave a $200 donation to Mother’s Against Violence.

When Howard took full control of the backhoe, she went straight to her least favorite Republican candidate. “I don’t like Newt. He’s just an angry man.”

…. Democrat Flora Pickett took the pink shovel and went straight for the jugular of Gingrich. “I had a lot of hostility that I’m trying to get off in reference to Newt Gingrich,” said Pickett …. “That was a lot of fun. If they come and rebuild it again, I’ll be back,” Pickett added.

The group contracted with the Myrtle Beach area Chamber of Commerce to demolish the sculpture to raise money for the charitable organization Mothers Against Violence

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279 Responses to “sandblasters”

  1. 1 nintendowii10
    January 23, 2012 at 4:44 pm


  2. 2 nintendowii10
    January 23, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I’m on a roll! 😀

  3. 7 taiping1
    January 23, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    What a great idea!

    • January 23, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      It’s really disgusting, and it takes a cruel and sick individual to do something like that. But then again what can you expect from rightwing conservatives who glorify violence and spit on compassion?

      I hope they find whoever did this and punishes them!!!

    • January 23, 2012 at 4:55 pm


      I read this earlier on another site, and as a cat lover it SICKENED me! The LESS than pond scum who did this needs to be tracked down and prosecuted to the FULLEST extent of the law. EVIL!

      • 11 yardarm756
        January 23, 2012 at 5:07 pm

        Same folks that like their guns and bibles and have formed state militias and practice shooting things up in the woods. If there were no laws on the books (Hate Crimes) they would still be killing people. Instead the cowards turn to cats and protests at military funerals.
        I could go on but my hatred for these ass holes is monumental.

    • 12 Dudette
      January 23, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      That looks like a terrorist act to me. Since it was clearly meant to terrorize that family and, specifically, the campaign manager.

    • 14 jacquelineoboomer
      January 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      That story is so tragic. Clear indicator that the hater who did it is far removed as a person from anything any of us would want to be ourselves.

      “Liberal” is such a scary word to these people who hate so much and are afraid of change, mostly because they don’t know what’s going on.

      Here (again) is what JFK said about being a liberal – the very definition of the character of President Barack Obama:

      “If by a ‘Liberal’ they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people — their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties — someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a ‘Liberal,’ then I’m proud to say I’m a ‘Liberal.'”

    • 15 anniebella
      January 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      nintendowii10, thanks but no thanks. I am not a cat lover, but I do not like to see any animal kill or abused. Hopefully they will fine the creep who did this and make them pay.

      January 23, 2012 at 6:25 pm


  4. 17 jacquelineoboomer
    January 23, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Wish I had been there to demolish that stupid sand sculpture! They paid for that? I can see paying to crush it, but not to construct it. Typical that the Democrats in the area made sure their funding would go toward something more important than politics and greed.

    January 23, 2012 at 4:54 pm


      January 23, 2012 at 4:55 pm


      January 23, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      HERE KITTY KITTY!!!!!!!

      • 26 Dudette
        January 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm

        Phew! Sue, for a sec, I thought you were commenting on that story above about the murdered cat in Arkansas. I see you were talking about how your cat would react to that sand sculpture. There’s a lesson in there about the importantance of context. 🙂

        • January 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm

          I thought the same Dudette – and gulped! Sorry Sue.

          • 28 SUE DUVALL SMITH
            January 23, 2012 at 6:19 pm


            • 29 Dudette
              January 23, 2012 at 6:37 pm

              We got it Sue! The “Here Kitty Kitty” was separate, when I scrolled down, it landed at the top of my screen, so I didn’t see your Mt. Rushmore comment at first. My eyes bugged out when I saw it and wave a disbelief came over me (Wha…I can’t believe she said that), then I scrolled up… See? Context.

  6. 30 criquet
    January 23, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    This is something to spread far and wide.

  7. January 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Hi All,

    Did the Boston Bruins go to the Whitehouse today? If so, where can i see a video?

  8. 40 Brian
    January 23, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    A friend just shared a new definition of Republican Family Values: Having the children from your first wife try to convince people that your second wife is lying about your third wife.

  9. 43 Britt
    January 23, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    I don’t think many people understand why some democrats and independents want Newt to win. Many want him to win to prolong the GOP primary, which was “supposed” to end this month, if Mitt won SC. Plus, it sends a message to Mitt that he cannot buy this election. Most importantly Newt winning states leads the GOP to be in disarray.

    • January 23, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      My sister and I were discussing this yesterday. She believes that a Newt extended challenge will also force the racism issue to the fore – and highlight the bullying from the right wing. It’s only by bringing this nasty stuff to the sight line of everyone who has had their head in the sand, denying that racism has been prevalent these past three years. And when people see this in all its ugliness, some might turn away and look for a more optimistic solution – namely, in President Obama. Romney lets them pretend there’s an aura of respectability in the GOP policies and party. They all stand for the same stuff – and there’s no dignity in their vision except for the top 1%. Newt is who they are, with the illusion stripped away.

      • January 23, 2012 at 5:34 pm

        In that vein, Insider Advantage has a new FL poll out. Thinks aren’t looking good for the Mittster. Newt’s at 34.4%, Mitt at 24.6%. Is that enough to overcome the absentee ballots? Hard to say. But even if Mitt squeaks it out, it won’t be much of a win.

      • 46 MsKitty (@michelec64)
        January 23, 2012 at 5:41 pm

        Exactly. If Newt becomes the nominee, all the ugliness the GOP has become will be completely out in the open. There will be no sugar coating, no gilding the lily…the evil and hatred will be there for all to see. And it will serve as THE moment of truth for the United States of America. We will either move forward as one country standing together for a brighter future, or we will let the racism that been part of this country’s DNA destroy it once and for all. That’s the choice, simple as that.

        • 47 nospin
          January 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm

          that is my perspective on the issue. that is why I want Newt to win.

        • 48 isonprize
          January 23, 2012 at 7:05 pm

          Ms Kitty, I so agree with you!!

          clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap!!!!

        • 49 pinkbunny
          January 23, 2012 at 7:24 pm

          I also agree as well. At least with Newt the racism and hatred is open, we see it coming. What I hate especially about Romney is the more weasely kind where he is racist but won’t fully come out because he’s too much of a coward to be called out on it

        • January 23, 2012 at 8:21 pm


          Racism is NOT a new thing…indeed…..

          what has the TEA PARTY and The Birthers been saying…he is the other….the foreign….the anit-christ…tarbaby ..monkey…that he is weak….elitist…not to mention the slurs on The Frist Lady….. so much degredation……. the President and First Lady have had to withstand…

          .the country has seen and heard alllllll of this….the political pundits have seen it….and ignored it…made stuff up to explain it…

          every hit that the President takea….i feel in my heart and soul…

          I have seen and heard quite enough….i do not wish to see and hear more….

    • 51 Mary
      January 23, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      What I don’t want is the battle to drag on with no clear winner or Newt Gingrich as the winner because I don’t believe the party will let him be the candidate. I don’t want them sending out an SOS and getting someone like Christie to run. Last minute, looking saner than the present crew, Republicans surge to vote for him out of relief.

      • January 23, 2012 at 5:46 pm

        Too late for anyone to get into the race. You have to have a ground game, money in the bank, boots on the ground, your name on the ballot. And, let’s face it, Gingrich is tapping into a very dark GOP id. He’s getting more support by the day. All those people will revolt if the elders parachute someone in to “save” the day. They nurtured the Tea Party viper; no matter what they do to prevent it, it will bite them in the neck this year.

        • 53 Dudette
          January 23, 2012 at 5:58 pm

          They could still have brokered convention and someone new could step in there. Remember the primaries are just about collecting delegates for the convention. If no one has a clear majority, they do their horse-trading and re-voting at the convention and anyone could end up the nominee then.

          • 54 isonprize
            January 23, 2012 at 7:07 pm

            Dudette. Okay, so they get to the convention and trade. The racism, ugliness and nastiness will all be out in the open by then. My hope is that it wouldn’t matter who they elect. The Republican “Brand” will be destroyed.

      • 56 Britt
        January 23, 2012 at 5:48 pm

        Chris is not going to run this year. The GOP is stuck with their candidates. Only thing we need to watch out for is American Elect, and other third parties. I personally don’t believe that I primary should end before the Spring is over.

      • January 23, 2012 at 5:55 pm

        They can bring Christie or Jeb or Mitch Daniels, or any of their “superstars” – it won’t help them. The crazies are beyond facts and reason, so they’re not the target audience. The real fight is for the rational, uninformed people who’ve just been living their lives, not in the weeds. When you think about what these rational, informed people will want to hear, it’s not going to be a recitation of the same failed policies that led the country into trouble in the first place – and that’s all that is on offer from the GOP. So, I’m not worried if they bring some “superstar” in to save the day – as long as he/she’s fighting under the GOP label, touting the same failed GOP policies, trying to shore up the same racist flock that is currently housed under the GOP tent, in addition to appealing to the rational people, they don’t stand a chance.

        • 58 Roberta in MN
          January 23, 2012 at 7:35 pm

          I don’t think the RW wants this election. I think all the guns will come out for 2016 when it is going to be all new candidates again.
          What do you think of this idea?

          • 59 susanne
            January 23, 2012 at 7:56 pm

            i think they’d looove to take the white house this year. but, it looks like they know they can’t, so they’re saving the guys who they think might actually be presidential for 2016.

      • January 23, 2012 at 8:15 pm

        Thanks for all the reassuring words. I know President Obama will win, but I just dislike seeing the darkness and the hatred come pouring out.

    • 62 halo
      January 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm


  10. 65 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    January 23, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Per a request from “Obama Grandma”:

    I’ll continue trying to refine the message, OG!


    • 66 nospin
      January 23, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      I don’t think they are Christians Bobfr. They certainly don’t represent my values.

      • 67 dotster3
        January 23, 2012 at 5:42 pm

        That’s how they self-identify. They just don’t practice what they preach or what they were supposedly taught.

    • 68 Obama Grandmama
      January 23, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      Hey, Bobfr, PERFECT right on!! Thanks for going there. Been next door visiting with my Mom while my brother made a grocery and errand trip. Happy to have found this upon my return. Thanks again.

  11. January 23, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Via the White House, President Obama and Vice President Biden will attend the House Democratic Issues Conference in Cambridge, Maryland on Friday.

  12. January 23, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    I Got Your Panic, Right Here

    by BooMan

    They’re still trying to get Mitch Daniels into the race? Man, this is pathetic…

    • January 23, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      Unless she knows for a fact that PBO has said the Shahada before two Muslims, then she should just STFU.

      • 73 dotster3
        January 23, 2012 at 5:49 pm

        The rt. wing crowd is full of the crazed. Santorum has a responsibility as a candidate for POTUS to shut that down as McCain did. His non-response told you all you need to know about his lack of morals and ethics. And he’s supposed to be some big religious advocate? These Repub candidates are shameless.

        • 74 symmetry11
          January 23, 2012 at 5:58 pm

          @dotster3 Here is Santorum’s response to your statement….
          “Santorum told members of the press after the event that it’s “not my responsibility” to correct when someone calls Obama a Muslim. He turned it on the press and said, “why don’t you do it?”

          • 75 anniebella
            January 23, 2012 at 6:23 pm

            So when someone stands to your face and tell lies, you stand there like a dam idiot and say it’s not his job to correct someone who is lying. What a christian Santorum is.

    • January 23, 2012 at 6:17 pm

      I wonder how Muslim Americans feel that a man trying to be their president allows someone to cast their religion in a negative light, and then use that negativity against their sitting president. Colin Powell gave the right response back in 2008, when he talked about the mother grieving over her fallen American son, who happened to be Muslim. We had a Muslim member of Congress in tears in a House committee meeting, that was convened to foster hate towards Muslims, and he recounted a story of a 9/11 First Responder who lost his life rushing into those burning buildings, and was called a terrorist and his family terrorized when people noticed him missing after 9/11, all because he was Muslim. We’ve had the President of the United States speak passionately about Muslim Americans – saying to the jackals and the public at large “there’s no ‘them’ and ‘us’ – it’s just ‘us'”. Muslims have had riots in the streets over the placement of a house of worship, ignoring the fact that there were two mosques in the World Trade Center before the buildings came down. And most recently, a single man tried to force advertisers to abandon a TV show, simply because it portrayed the lives of an American family – that just happened to be Muslim.

      Santorum feeds off hate, just like the rest of the GOP. He didn’t speak up against this woman and for the truth, because it served his purposes. But, we need to be prepared to speak up. A Muslim American has every right to aspire to be President of this country, if the country really stands for what it says it stands for. The current President happens to be a Christian – a real one.

    • January 23, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      Umm, we’ve heard this before, at the Mccain rally, NASTYYYYYYYYYY 😦

    • 79 Obama Grandmama
      January 23, 2012 at 10:32 pm

      Saw that on Lawrence O’Donnell. Atleast McCain had a little more class than Santorium in his campaign when that woman thought Obama was an Arab. .

  13. January 23, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Newt calls Mitt’s bluff. I wonder how he’ll raise him?

    Newt Gingrich’s former consulting company will release his contracts with Freddie Mac before Monday’s Republican presidential debate, NBC producer Jesse Rodriguez tweets.

    Mitt Romney has criticized Newt Gingrich over his time as a “historian” at the mortgage lender, calling for the former House Speaker to release his contracts.

    • January 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      So Romney called on Newt to release his “contract” with Freddie & Fannie trying to box Newt in I guess. Well it seems Newt called Romney’s bluff and they are saying on twitter that Newt will release contracts before tonight’s debate.

      If I was the Newt campaign, if Romney tries to attack and ask Newt about his Freddie/Fannie contract, then Newt will turn around and ask Romney when he’s gonna show his contracts/paper/etc from his years at Bain?

    • 84 FiredUpInCa
      January 23, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      Romney seems unprepared to cope with surprises. Nobody really cares what’s in Newt’s contract. People only care if he was trying to hide it. So now we know about Newt’s affairs. His request for an open marriage. His ethics probe is online and now his Fannie contract is coming out.

      What do we know about Romney? We know he created 100,000 jobs. Scratch that, thousands of jobs. We know because Romney told us so not because he provided proof. We know he’s not responsible for any of the layoffs that occurred after he left in 1994, just the job growth because he told us so, not because he provide proof.

      We know that Romney’s profits from Fannie Mae are more ethical than Newt’s because he wasn’t working for Fannie Mae like Newt was. We know Romney’s more ethical because he told us so.

      What Romney doesn’t seem to know is that we’re not his staff or his church and unless he starts aggressively taking the lead in showing voters who he is one of the most ethically-challenged, unqualified, self-destructive GOP presidential candidate in history is going to be the nominee.

      Not because he took it but because Romney gave it away. It’s his to lose and he’s losing it.

  14. 85 yardarm756
    January 23, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Margaret and Helen nailed Noot real good today. Check ’em out. I love those old ladies. :http://margaretandhelen.wordpress.com/

  15. 90 xtine
    January 23, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Chips, bless your heart & action fingers! When I get ready to blow a gasket @ these idiotic talking heads and the whole clown car crew, I just scroll up top and hit “Let’s Stay Togerher.” And I’m sane again! Salut! Thank you!

    • January 23, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      Excellent idea xtine, we’ll use it as our emergency button when our heads are about to explode with anger!

      • 92 xtine
        January 23, 2012 at 6:07 pm

        There you go! No need for us to even write angry missives. We just hit our Chips Emergency Button (CEB)! 🙂 So anyone who’s about to “essplode” go hit the CEB and all will be right w/ your world! 🙂

        • January 23, 2012 at 6:18 pm

          It’s so true – I’ve clicked on that emergency button so often since it went up there, and just knowing that it’s there has helped to keep me completely calm in the face of such lunacy. Thank you, Chipsticks!

        • January 23, 2012 at 6:29 pm

          xtine, at first I loved your “hit our Chips Emergency Button (CEB)” idea, and thought it might be a good idea for us to post “HIT CEB” when times got tough. But then I remembered one of our most loved visitors is, well, called CEB …. so, I’ll scrap that idea.


  16. January 23, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    So Romney called on Newt to release his “contract” with Freddie & Fannie trying to box Newt in I guess. So Newt called Romney’s bluff and will release contracts before tonight’s debate.

    If I was the Newt campaign, if Romney tries to attack and ask Newt about his Freddie/Fannie contract, then Newt will turn around and ask Romney when he’s gonna show his contracts/paper/etc from his years at Bain?

  17. 104 Pamela
    January 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Love me one of them pink shovels, how fun was this undertaking! WooHoo! 🙂

  18. 106 nintendowii10
    January 23, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Wow, Willard is in desperation mode attacking Newt, attacking him for being a lobbyist and Newt firing back saying that he’s a flip flopper.

    Pass the popcorn! :mrgreen:

  19. 107 Ladyhawke
    January 23, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    On PoliticsNation – Bob Shrum just said Mitt Romney seems to have a teleprompter in his head.

  20. January 23, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Chipsticks, I just turned on my computer for the day and headed to TODland. I have a whole row of articles open from your links. What a great selection — it really is. I’ve looked at the pictures and watched the videos. Now I’m off to read the news you cited. Thanks!

  21. 110 halo
    January 23, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    “Some days I agree with Dr. [Cornel] West and what he says about the president not dealing enough with the plight of the poor,” the actor recently told Newsweek. “Then I think about how they won’t give him credit for anything…The president got about a week of moderate applause for capturing the most-wanted man in the world. You ask me, he should have put that mother—— on ice and defrosted his ass Nov. 1.”


    • 111 nathkatun7
      January 23, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      I am sorry, but in my humble opinion Samuel Jackson’s dig about agreeing with Cornel West that President Obama is “not dealing enough with the plight of the poor” is simply BS and should not be honored with: “SAM JACKSON SPEAKS THE TRUTH.”

      • 112 EDP4BHO
        January 23, 2012 at 9:33 pm

        I second you, nathkatun. I posted earlier, elsewhere……his consensus on PBO is as varied as his movie roles. Better he just not talk right now. He’s not helping.

      • 113 yardarm756
        January 23, 2012 at 9:46 pm

        Aye nath. I sail with you.

      • 114 Mae who love our CIC
        January 24, 2012 at 1:30 am

        I agree with you Nath. Our President works for all of the people especially, the money challenged ones.

        And I will most certainly view Mr. Jackson out of the corners of my eyes. He speaks like a rat.

  22. 115 GGail
    January 23, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Chipsticks – I missed the Rise & Shine segment this morning and therefore didn’t know that you had already posted my request.
    Are you reading my mind now???? LOL!!!
    Thank you for being the wonderful you that you are 🙂

  23. 116 dotster3
    January 23, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    I swear, this current Republican party is certifiably crazy. Co. Repubs are pushing legislation that allows citizens to have an “unfettered ability” to carry guns anywhere, including elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and on college campuses. The news gets more preposterous by the day.

    • 118 susanne
      January 23, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      yeah, right, let ‘investors’ buy the homes at rock-bottom rates, then put renters in there. that sure solves the problem, if the problem is that investors don’t have enough money.

  24. January 23, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    By MAGGIE HABERMAN | 1/23/12 3:07 PM
    The pro-Newt Gingrich super PAC has reserved time for a four-day ad flight starting Tuesday, a media-buying source says. It’s a relatively small flight, for a total of $354,000, in the Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville markets, with less than $90,000 on cable, the source says.

    • 120 dotster3
      January 23, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      And I just read that his fairy godfather, Las Vegas’ Adelson, is dumping another $5 million into his super pac. One guy is buying an election.

      • 121 FiredUpInCa
        January 23, 2012 at 6:33 pm

        Newt is on a rampage ever since Romney SuperPacked him in Iowa. Apparently, hell hath no fury like an ethically-compromised, race-baiting, gigolo speaker scorned. I don’t even think Newt desires the nomination as much as he wants revenge on Willard and the GOP establishment.

  25. 122 collegekay
    January 23, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I love how Rev. Al calls Mittens “Willard.” HA

  26. 129 desertflower
    January 23, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I AM SCREAMING RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SCREAMING FROM THE TOP OF MY LUNGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    amond on Jan 23, 2012 at 3:50 pm
    Abandoning any pretense that they’re focused on job creation, Colorado Republicans have clarified their priorities for the new legislative session: guns rights. Specifically, they are doing their best to ensure that citizens have the unfettered ability to carry guns anywhere — including into elementary, middle, and high schools:
    Colorado Republicans are reloading previous attempts to expand gun rights, bringing back legislation that would allow concealed weapons in schools and let businesses use deadly force against intruders.

    • 130 Dudette
      January 23, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      In the state where the Columbine massacre occurred. Now that’s despicable.

    • 131 Sue in Minnesota
      January 23, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Columbine…..what have they erased it from their memories?

    • 132 Obama Grandmama
      January 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      As a retired elementary teacher that had my lock on my classroom closet picked and my wallet stolen while I was at lunch with two classes in my room for indoor recess monitored by a recess aid roaming the hallway looking in on the classrooms I shudder at the idea of having guns in the classrooms.

  27. 133 collegekay
    January 23, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    What time does the Freak Show Debate start?

  28. 140 nintendowii10
    January 23, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    UGH @ my Rep Lamborn not being at the SOTU! He just does NOT get it!

  29. 144 Linda
    January 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Mitt Romney’s Reported Rise In Support From Florida’s Jewish Voters Appears Fabricated

    A report purporting to show potentially historic levels of support from Jewish voters for Mitt Romney in a general election matchup with Barack Obama appears to be either profoundly flawed or simply fabricated.

    Last week, the website Miami Political Buzz Examiner published a story stating that the former Massachusetts governor was “a new political star (of David)” in Florida. A “newly released poll” conducted by the Florida Coalition of Independent Jewish Congregations (FCIJ), the article said, showed that 52 percent of the state’s “registered Jewish voters would support a Romney-led Republican presidential ticket.”

    The results, wrote author Jay Schorr, would resemble a “sea change in Florida’s political landscape.” In late September, the Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling found that President Obama would beat Romney by a margin of 78 to 11 percent among Florida Jews.

    won’t link to HuffPuff…..but that is where this is.

  30. 145 desertflower
    January 23, 2012 at 6:39 pm


    As Schmidt pointed out Gingrich’s negatives are so high with one hundred percent name recognition establishment Republicans are terrified he’s not only going to lose them the presidential election should he win their primary race, but he’d potentially cost them the House and the Senate as well. If Schmidt’s predictions are true, look for things to get very ugly over the next month or so.

  31. 148 Ladyhawke
    January 23, 2012 at 6:50 pm



    Monday night and Tuesday night will provide a stark contrast between the Republicans and the Democrats for the American people.

    1) Tonight we will witness the continuing implosion of the Republican Party. They are fighting like cats and dogs. The establishment has allowed the tea party tail to wag the elephant and the results have been a disaster. Most of the tea party clown car presidential candidates have flamed out. The GOP is basically left with Newt Gingrich (the former disgraced Speaker of the House) and Mitt Romney (a flip flopping liar with no core convictions) as their two front runners. Newt is the angriest man in American and Mitt can’t get arrested.

    2) Tomorrow night the American people will get to see President Obama present the state of the union and his vision for how we win the future. They will see a brilliant, passionate, charismatic, elegant and distinguished statesman who cares about the American people, even those who did not vote for him. He will focus on the plight of the middle class, income inequality, job creation and fairness. Fairness, who could be against that? I can’t wait to see The Only Adult In The Room.

  32. January 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Many thanks to Suzanne for this, I’m not a fan of Daily Kos links, but this one’s worth it:


    • 153 Cha
      January 23, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      That’s exciting for him and for lovers of Democracy to again be reminded there are people like that out there who are willing to give it their ALL in 2012! Thanks, Chips and Suzanne.

  33. January 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Just saw PBO giving Diane Sawyer interview tomorrow before the SOU.
    She blushes more than Suzann Malveaux.

  34. 160 hopefruit2
    January 23, 2012 at 7:04 pm

  35. January 23, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Chips, thank you very much for the Bruins video.

    Have you all read the article Linda recommended about Romney’s rise in support from Jews in Florida. It is a huff article but one worth reading. It is unbelievable the lies that Romney’s campaign is prepared to tell. Please read everyone

    • 163 Linda
      January 23, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      Thanks socasweet…. I still read that site…but would never link to it…..but once in a while it has good information….that we don’t see elsewhere.

  36. 164 carolyn
    January 23, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    I would have loved to have been the one taking a shovel to Newt’s jugular! That has a wonderful sound to it, and I bet the woman who got to is happy tonight!

  37. January 23, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    I would love to ask Noot this question? “You recently converted to Catholicism, as a Catholic myself, could you tell us several valuble lessons in life that our beloved Mother Theresa taught us? How do you apply those lessons to your life?”

    • January 23, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      Ouch. Zing. Well played. Gingrich and Santorum are so far out of Catholic teaching on the poor that it’s disgusting.

      • 167 jacquelineoboomer
        January 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm

        Yes they are. Even 40 Catholic leaders sent them an “open letter” to knock it off, including to stop making the statement about our President’s being “the food stamp president.” To borrow Newt’s favorite word, he and the others are despicable. Actually, the word should be stronger, but there really are no words for them.

  38. January 23, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    People just don’t like Mitt. And the GOP base wants to see Newt put PBO “in his place”. They’ll be sorely disappointed.

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney continues to lose support nationally, according to the new Gallup tracking poll of the Republican race out Monday. Romney clings to just a one point lead on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, 29 – 28.

    Story here: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/updates/4568

    • 169 susanne
      January 23, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      ‘his place’ is in the white house until 2016. neut and mite’s place is in that sand pile, with those ladies wielding the pink shovels.

  39. 170 pinkbunny
    January 23, 2012 at 7:22 pm

  40. 174 meabloom
    January 23, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Oh Wow! That looks fun. I would have loved to been there to dig out Newt’s eyes. I know, CRUEL!!


  41. 175 dotster3
    January 23, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Repub Sen. Mark Kirk, IL., suffered a serious stroke and had surgery. He has had a 4 X 8 inch section of scalp removed to allow for brain swelling and is under sedation. Doctors were optimistic about him regaining cognitive functions, but not as much for regaining use of left arm, leg and expect paralysis on left side of face. They said there was a possibility he could regain some use of left leg but not arm but will require months of rehab in an acute care facility. His staff will assume his duties for now. If he cannot return to the Senate, Gov. Quinn would appoint a replacement —-until a special election?

    • 176 africa
      January 23, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      Sorry to hear, he is young.

    • 177 Linda
      January 23, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      oh…that is much worse than the first reports……I hope he gets better…. Tim Johnson was out for over a year , I think and he came back even with the impaired speech….

    • January 23, 2012 at 7:33 pm

      Sorry to hear anyone being in bad health.

      btw, Isn’t that President Obama ‘s old seat?

      • 179 dotster3
        January 23, 2012 at 7:39 pm

        Yes, Kirk won over Dem Alexi Giannoulias, a great guy who was plagued by family banking problems at the height of all the anger about that.

      • 180 AnitaW
        January 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm

        Yes. I don’t think he’s even 40. Really sad and shocking.

      • 181 yardarm756
        January 23, 2012 at 8:00 pm

        Yes it is. But i’m here to tell you that surgery is no joke. I had the same thing done to remove a tumor. It wiped out my lift side. Cognition and speech returned after 6 weeks but the arm and leg, forgettabouit!

      • 182 Obama Grandmama
        January 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm

        Kirk was the Republican that said he was going to go to China right after our President went to tell them not to loan any money to us that our President was not honest. This was when PBO was in his first year in office. I remember remarking at the time that I thought that was treason. Later I heard he didn’t do it that he often times said things like that but did not follow them through. He is mean but I do not wish him bad health.

    • January 23, 2012 at 7:44 pm

      Something tells me he’ll have to take Gabby Giffords’ route and retire. Man, I always get freaked out when someone so young has a stroke. My dad had a stroke when I was 1, so that always worries me about whether I’ll have one.

      • 184 hopefruit2
        January 23, 2012 at 7:49 pm

        How old is Kirk?

      • 191 susanne
        January 23, 2012 at 8:53 pm

        hey, lib, my husband had a stroke last year, though he is super healthy. they found he is genetically inclined to clots and strokes due to a vitamin b-12 deficiency. who knew you could get that? maybe that’s not your issue, but the docs said everybody should take plenty of b complex vitamins and especially take b12 daily. the b vitamins support your nervous system and a lot else. can’t hurt. and all the best to you!

  42. 193 Ladyhawke
    January 23, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Trouble Continues for GOP Establishment As Florida Falls for Gingrich


    If you secretly might enjoy a bit of Tea Party schadenfreude, you will surely enjoy how the Tea Party tail is wagging the GOP dog in the primaries.

    The Tea Party tail of the beast is resulting in Newt Gingrich’s surge in Florida after he already took South Carolina. Florida going for Gingrich would be an epic disaster for the Republican Party. They cannot afford to have Newt Gingrich as their nominee.

    The latest trouble started when the presumed winner of the Republican nomination, Willard Mitt Romney, was no longer the presumed winner. Not only did a recount take away his Iowa win (Santorum, the other “conservative,” won but the establishment called it a tie), but he lost in South Carolina to Newt Gingrich of all people. Since South Carolina has been the apparent bellwether for the Republican nomination for a while now, this is supposed to be significant.



  43. January 23, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    So word on the twitter is that Romney campaign just released that they fired the debate coach..

  44. 200 hopefruit2
    January 23, 2012 at 7:39 pm

  45. 201 Linda
    January 23, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Good Grief…

    Now Matthews wants the President to speak in ” Sound Bites ” ?

    • January 23, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      Tweety’s other nickname should be “Looking for Mr. Leg-tingle”. That’s the extent of his political judgment.

    • 203 hopefruit2
      January 23, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      And he’s “warning” PBO that he had better be listening to the hardball segment and watch out for Newt Gingrich because Gringrich knows how to make a point with two words.

      HA! Now that’s funny. All the current Repub candidates are busy scrambling to find an energizing campaign slogan in the league of “yes we can!” and are FAILING miserably at it. And Tweety wants to tell PBO that Gingrich is a so-called pro in this area. Gingrich doesn’t make real points about anything to do with policy, he resorts to race-baiting to get his message across which is “I’m better than Barack Obama because I’m white – period.” When the voters are looking for substance in the form of intelligent debates beyond racist sound-bites, Gingrich will come up empty-handed and Obama will WIN. So I have no fear about Gingrich, and neither does PBO.

      • January 23, 2012 at 7:57 pm

        Yes, cause what we really want is for PBO to become Gingrich. Not sure how many times this must be said, but CMatthews IS AN IDIOT.

        • 205 FiredUpInCA
          January 23, 2012 at 8:35 pm

          Maybe it is because they are in the infotainment business but people like Tweety and Rachel Maddow seems to honor theatrics over substance. Tweety ignores the fact that Gingrich’s alpha dog, sound biting, schtick cost him his job. He is currently not serving in Washington because he has done precisely what Tweety is advising the President to do, yet the President (wisely) is working in Washington and has higher favorability than Gingrich and the entire Congress.

          I am so grateful this President ignores cable and Carville and Dowd and everybody else who advises him badly.

        • 207 nathkatun7
          January 23, 2012 at 10:35 pm

          “Not sure how many times this must be said, but CMatthews IS AN IDIOT.” Meta, thank you so much for expressing exactly how I feel about Chris Matthews! Like Willard Romney, Chris Matthews really has no core! Depending on what is trending in the news, Matthews can be counted on being pro right wing Republicans some days, or pro left wing, so called progressives, on other days.

      • 208 halo
        January 23, 2012 at 8:09 pm

        You shouldn’t dismiss that criticism. It’s valid. PBO doesn’t speak in sound bites. As you saw with Al Green, this country doesn’t pay attention unless it’s simple or branded with a sound bite. “Yes We Can” was a soundbite as was “Hope and Change.” What’s the phrase that captures PBO’s 1st term? What’s the phrase or big idea from PBO’s speeches that encapsulates PBO and his vision for America? They don’t have one. I would say it was his Nobel speech, but ther’s no phrase in there that people could remember. It’s why they’re having a hard time communicating what they’ve accomplished. We saw this in the New Yorker piece.

        Their shift toward income inequality and the speech in Kansas “Make or Break Moment for the Middle Class” is a good beginning. I’m glad they will be driving home a “Blueprint for America” tomorrow. Don’t look down on sound bites. It’s why the GOP has been successful in makingt the public believe PBO is some big government liberal when he’s clearly not.

        • 209 FiredUpInCA
          January 23, 2012 at 8:49 pm

          “This country doesn’t pay attention unless it’s simple or branded with a sound bite.”

          I understand what you’re saying Halo but the President’s presence as the highest office holder with the highest favorables undermines the premise that the country exclusively pays attention to soundbites.

          The President’s “A More Perfect Union” speech, or the so-called “Race Speech” received 1.6 miliion views within 24 hours. Twenty-one percent of TV households tuned into the President’s 30 minute closing argument during the campaign. Forty-three million people tuned into the January State of the Union.

          The President holds office and has high favorables. Tweety and Newt Gingrich don’t. I would say the President has a better understanding of how to appeal to people who are actually going to vote for him than Tweety does.

          He didn’t win the White House with soundbites exclusively or with the “Yes We Can” slogan. His temperament and record are what is going to win his re-election, not a soundbite.

        • 210 Mae who love our CIC
          January 24, 2012 at 2:02 am

          Education is very important. This is why reading is very important. Readers will always seek the truth, not wait for someone to tell them what to think. We have become an instant gratification people.

          The GOP is only successful because of their culture in being robots. They are told what to do and what to think and they all sign pledges and fall in line. They don’t dare deviate from the script.

          Just think how backwards this country would be if we did not have radical thinkers who decided we must do something different.
          The race is not for the swift but for the one who endures to the end. Catchy phrases work in the short term but, substance works in the long run.

        • 211 Obama Grandmama
          January 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm

          I agree that we should not look down on sound bites as they work. I am not saying we need to resort to only using sound bites and talking points. I think we need to continue explaining and teaching but catch the ear of the uninformed with meaningful sound bites that cancel out the opponents’ zingers. Do both.

    • 212 nospin
      January 23, 2012 at 8:01 pm

      he pissed me off and I quickly changed the channel. Don’t know what I was thinking in attempting to watch his show.

      He also had the nerve to imply PO was too intelligent and therefore couldn’t connect with voters. Then blamed the President for folks not knowing what his policies are or making it known that he really isn’t a socialist. He then showed a clip of Romney, Santorum and the crew calling the President socialist and took absolutely no responsibility for the media not correcting the lies.

      Per Chris – PO needs to address these issues directly and should spend his time shutting down these rumors.

      No recommendation on when PO would have time to govern.

      Tweety is a piece of shyte.

      • 213 hopefruit2
        January 23, 2012 at 8:04 pm

        Sure – PBO is not connecting with folks. Yet by singing in jest two lines of a long-forgotten seventies hit single, PBO single-handedly brings the song back in the world’s immediate consciousness, causing it to skyrocket on internet listening and downloading site charts!!! If that’s not connecting, then I’m afraid that NO ONE on this planet can connect with anyone else!

        • 214 halo
          January 23, 2012 at 8:10 pm


          • 215 nospin
            January 23, 2012 at 8:23 pm

            Not so sure about the soundbite thing. Those two lines had me signing the entire song. I can’t get it out of my head. Besides, can you imagine that the first AA President visited the Apollo, sang on the stage and looked so cool doing it. That was a BFD. In addition, most folks wanted him to sing sing more.

            • 216 halo
              January 23, 2012 at 8:30 pm

              It got play EVERYWHERE because it was around 15 seconds long and memorable! PBO’s visit t Florida to promote tourism? Not so much. Average man on the street will have no idea PBO actually did that. Unless he has some phrases in SOTU to capture what he’s all about, it’ll be forgotten in two weeks.

              It’s why it’s so important to have a soundbit or phrase like he did in Kansas so that anything you do soeone can go, “Oh he did that? Yea that fits into his agenda.” If PBO had taken the slogan “JOBS JOBS JOBS,” eerything he did could circle back to that whenever people see him talking about jobs!

              • 217 nospin
                January 23, 2012 at 8:54 pm

                ahhh no. It got play because our President is a **** *************** and women and men swooned.

                entirely two different things.

              • 218 yardarm756
                January 23, 2012 at 8:56 pm

                You know halo i’ve been following you and it’s not what you say, it’s the way you say it. Where is your ‘sunshine pump’? Do you have one? I wonder.

            • 219 halo
              January 23, 2012 at 8:33 pm

              And btw soundbites are the only things that last into eternity. Non-political junkies and non-historians \only remember “I Have a Dream.” They don’t remember everything MLK did leading up to that and after that. “Mr. Gorbachav, tear down this wall!” is synonymous with Reagan and the end of the Cold War. It’s what cements your legacy. Right now, PBO’s is “Yes We Can” but that was his campaign. He needs to find one for his presidency.

              • 220 vero804
                January 23, 2012 at 8:47 pm

                I agree. There is a time to speak in prose, and there is a time to speak in poetry.

              • 221 EDP4BHO
                January 23, 2012 at 10:06 pm

                Unfortunately, Halo is somewhat correct. PBO can’t help if he governs a society which craves instant gratification, and gets off on little quips, rather than lengthy prose- even when that prose is given by one of the most charismatic figures in modern history. On the other hand, I would not want him to play to those types—at this late stage, it would be criticized for just that. And it just wouldn’t be who he is at his core. “”””” Wake up America, your day of reckoning is upon you. Supposed leader nation of the world, you’re fumbling badly with the stupid”””””””!

              • 222 nospin
                January 24, 2012 at 7:50 am

                I still disagree. Barack Obama is our President and not our boyfriend. How can you govern successfully in soundbites?
                Guess what you can’t.

                But we can agree to disagree. I personally appreciate the fact that my President considers that I am intelligent enough to understand his goals by sharing the details of is policies and then going on to explain what he is trying to accomplish. Although I loved his singing at the Apollo I know that my President is not here to entertain me. He is not a minstrel. I replay the President’s speeches for my tweens to help them understand what is at stake for their own future and to underscore why education is key to their success. It is amazing the questions they ask and the discourse that follows. They are under 12 years old. If they understand his vision, why can’t we?

              • 223 Obama Grandmama
                January 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm

                I agree too. That is why I have been asking people to come up with a very short informative phrase to take down the food stamp President meme. I likened it to changing Obamacare to Obama Cares. That does not mean we do everything in sound bites or talking points. We still explain and teach just supplement with effective sound bites. We have to deal with today’s situation of people not really listening and thinking critically.

    • January 23, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      Firstly- Why must everyone clone each other in behaviours, huh Tweety and co?
      Secondly,- Since when is brawn more effective than brain? (The Prez is who he is and should be who he is,that’s what got him where he is in the first place)
      Thirdly,- Why is it that aggressive affiliation,bullying, cynical, caustic, radical behaviours, racial rhetoric, lies, sinister, some sort of honor badge? (tantamount to a kind of tribalism mentality)
      Fourthly- Who exactly are these pundits/msm with their bi-polar swings in political thought patterns, to instruct anyone about anything?
      Believe you me if anyone bothered with these folks ‘generous offerings at wisdom’ most would have a tied -up incoherent psyche needing psychiatric help.

      • 225 EDP4BHO
        January 23, 2012 at 10:09 pm

        Answer to all your questions….look at the citizenry. Impatient, excitable, entitled, short-sighted. Pompous, callous, self-centered. This accounts for atleast 50 % of America.

    • 226 vero804
      January 23, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      Something I’ve wanted was the president to speak a little plainer too, although not in the simplistic Tweety way. For example, this is from the Fareed Z interview in Time that was just released:

      Q: Mitt Romney says you are timid, indecisive and nuanced.
      A: Ah, yes.

      Q: I particularly like the third one. What do you say?
      A: I think Mr. Romney and the rest of the Republican field are going to be playing to their base until the primary season is over. Once it is, we’ll have a serious debate about foreign policy. I will feel very confident about being able to put my record before the American people and saying that America is safer, stronger and better positioned to win the future than it was when I came into office.

      And there are going to be some issues where people may have some legitimate differences, and there are going to be some serious debates, just because they’re hard issues. But overall, I think it’s going to be pretty hard to argue that we have not executed a strategy over the last three years that has put America in a stronger position than it was when I came into office

      Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2012/01/19/inside-obamas-world-the-president-talks-to-time-about-the-changing-nature-of-american-power/#ixzz1kKrkeYUD
      In my opinion, this particular attack from Romney is bullshit. Would it have been wrong for the president to respond by saying – in a presidential way – that this is a baseless attack. There’s nothing timid in taking out OBL. There’s nothing indecisive in helping remove Gadaffi. There’s nothing nuanced in taking out al Q all over Afganisan, Pakistan, and Yemen.

      I don’t know, I read that exchange and went away feeling like the president could have slammed that b.s. line of attack from Mitt with fewer words. He’s almost giving it legitimacy by being so thoughtful and open about it…”we’ll debate this issue once the primary is over?” No! This is a non-issue, and there’s nothing to debate.

      • January 23, 2012 at 8:47 pm

        Vero, I think he’s saving himself!!

      • 228 L3
        January 23, 2012 at 9:13 pm

        Why don’t you and halo send your suggestions to the Whitehouse.

      • 229 EDP4BHO
        January 23, 2012 at 10:13 pm

        Vero, a caller on Randi Rhodes today stated she thinks PBO, though she loves him, can be a bit of a Milquetoast. Do you find him timid, meek, unassertive? Just asking. Also, I was wondering earlier. Who remembers when PBO visibly became a better debater? Again, just asking.

        • 230 vero804
          January 23, 2012 at 11:09 pm

          I do not find him timid, meek, or unassertive. I do, however, think he’s too much of a wordsmith. Also, I think he’s trying too hard to make sure he says the right thing, so he tends to speak too carefully with too many words.

          Yes, I remember when he became a better debater and he was awesome in his debates with McCain in a way I never would’ve dreamed he would be when he was debating the Democrats and Hillary.

          I’m not so much concerned with him debating as much as I have these concerns with his interviews and speeches. He’s got to distill things down to the simplest form, IMO. I love his brain and I find his thought process fascinating. But quite honestly, most Americans don’t have the time to follow, and most news media people don’t have the ability to distill it well enough to convey the intended message.

          Lastly, I want him to stop giving the other side’s argument a fair hearing. Some of the stuff they come out with is crap and I don’t think it would be so bad for him to dismiss the crap arguments.

        • 231 Obama Grandmama
          January 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm

          I remember the press conference where PBO just came out and answered back the timid meme with Ask Bin Ladin. That was very effective and got lots of play on the MSM. It was short and sweet. All I am saying is combine both explanation with a short answer that will get play and stay in people’s minds.

  46. January 23, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    This is pretty funny. Love the headline from the Borowitz Report.

    Concerned White House Aides Say Obama Has Not Stopped Laughing Since Saturday Night.

    …The aides, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that they heard “unusual howls” coming from the Oval Office just after the seven o’clock hour on Saturday evening, causing them to rush to the President to ascertain the cause of the uproar…

    Ever since Saturday, Mr. Obama has been oddly giddy throughout White House staff meetings, the aide said, and has been seen doodling the initials “N.G.” in the margins of memos “like a love-struck schoolgirl.”

    “The only thing we can think of that N.G. might stand for is Not Good,” the aide said. “But why would he be so happy about something that’s not good?”…

  47. 233 xtine
    January 23, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I hope the guys @ guardian-UK will blog this debacle & give us a few more giggles! Can’t keep hitting the CERB throughout!

  48. 234 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    January 23, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    That’s our team, giving credit where credit is due…

  49. 236 Linda
    January 23, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    United Nations: U.S. Operation Of Gitmo Is ‘Clear Breach Of International Law’ | The United States’ continued operation of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba is a “clear breach of international law,” United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay said today, Reuters reports.

    Only six trials have been completed in 10 years, while eight detainees have died at the prison. “While fully recognizing the right and duty of states to protect their people and territory from terrorist acts, I remind all branches of the U.S. government of their obligation under international human rights law to ensure that individuals deprived of their liberty can have the lawfulness of their detention reviewed before a court,” Pillay said. “Where credible evidence exists against Guantanamo detainees, they should be charged and prosecuted. Otherwise, they must be released.”

  50. 237 nospin
    January 23, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Canada running for the US Presidency.


  51. 238 Linda
    January 23, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    My 8 PM sign off is almost here…..So in Congressman Mica’s words …. I leave you with our ” American Idol President ” Good Night.

    I give him a ” 10 ” … Have fun laughing at the clowns tonight.


  52. 239 Ladyhawke
    January 23, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Congressman Barney Frank coming up on The Ed Show.

  53. January 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    [[[[ OK, I just have to shout some terrific news I just got: my nephew was voted Teacher of the Year!! He teaches high school government/civics and history through literature and art history. He works really hard and also coaches soccer. I’m so excited for him!! YAY education!!!! ]]]]]

  54. 264 desertflower
    January 23, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/46107604/#46107604 More and more and more will leak out. Drip. Drip. Drip.

  55. 266 pinkbunny
    January 23, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Too funny

  56. 268 jacquelineoboomer
    January 23, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Goldie Taylor (who tweeted me once that she’s a fierce Independent) just shared this (so funny, if it weren’t so sad):

  57. January 23, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Chips please tell me you’ve already posted the pic from the Wash Po website where they reprot that Gingrich won the SC primary and underneath it showed a pic of POTUS laughing his ass off.

    I know they meant it as a dig or a whistle to their Repub readers, but it was still funny. Until they pulled it down of course.

    If not here it is:

  58. 274 jacquelineoboomer
    January 23, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    The President and his speechwriter are “polishing” the SOTU speech!


  59. 277 carolyn
    January 23, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Congratulations to your nephew. He represents millions of hard working teachers who keep working and being creative in spite of all the stinkbombs lobbed at them daily by ignorant politicians. Dealing with students is the best part of a teacher’s day…..dealing with parents, administrators, lobbyists, politicians are what make the job almost impossible. Fortunately, teachers know to keep their focus on the students. Good to see a creative involved teachet getting recognition he deserves!

  60. January 23, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Congrats Meta…. so happy for you and Nephew…What a proud moment:-)


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