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Feb
12

rise and shine

11:30 AM: PBO delivers remarks at the United Auto Workers conference at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

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AP: It’s looking like President Barack Obama may be back in the good graces of women. His support dropped among this critical constituency just before the new year began and the presidential campaign got under way in earnest. But his standing with female voters is strengthening, polls show, as the economy improves and social issues, including birth control, become a bigger part of the nation’s political discourse.

…. Among women, his approval ratings on handling the economy and unemployment have jumped by 10 percentage points since December…. An AP-GfK poll conducted Feb. 16-20 showed that on overall approval Obama has gained 10 percentage points among women since December, from 43 percent to 53 percent…

Women also are the reason behind Obama’s lead over Republican hopefuls Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum: In one-on-one matchups, Obama beats Romney 54 percent to 41 percent and tops Santorum 56 percent to 40 percent among women, but virtually ties each Republican among men….

More here

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Richard Cohen (Washington Post): Mullah Rick has spoken.

He wants religion returned to “the public square,” is opposed to contraception, premarital sex and abortion under any circumstances, wants children educated in what amounts to little red schoolhouses and called President Obama a “snob” for extolling college or some other kind of post-high school education. This is not a political platform. It’s a fatwa.

More here

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Mediaite: Monday night, Stephen Colbert turned his gaze upon the impending Michigan primary, bringing up a some recent statements by Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum and digging a little deeper into their meanings.

Colbert began with Romney, who spoke last week at Ford Field in front of tens of thousands of empty seats. “Yeah, there were a lot of empty seats,” Colbert said, “but the important thing is Mitt really connected with those empty seats by also being plastic and uncomfortable.”

More here (see video at the link)

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USA Today: President Obama is creating a new agency to challenge what officials see as unfair trade practices, including those by China.

“The President believes that we can’t wait to crack down on unfair trade violations and ensure a level playing field for American workers,” says a White House statement.

Later this morning, the president will sign an executive order creating an Interagency Trade Enforcement Center.

More here

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Morning everyone 😉


126 Responses to “rise and shine”


  1. 1 taiping1
    February 28, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Good morning!

  2. 4 symmetry11
    February 28, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Good morning Chips & TOD fam

  3. 5 prettyfoot58
    February 28, 2012 at 9:03 am

    dang….

  4. 9 taiping1
    February 28, 2012 at 9:03 am

    First?? Thanks Chips for all you do. If we all works as hard 2012 will be a landslide.

  5. 10 nospin
    February 28, 2012 at 9:04 am

    was wondering where this post was. Trying to sneak a peak before work.

  6. February 28, 2012 at 9:06 am

    It’s looking like President Barack Obama may be back in the good graces of women. His support dropped among this critical constituency just before the new year began and the presidential campaign got under way in earnest.

    Huh ? when did that happen ?

  7. 18 rikyrah
    February 28, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Good MOrning, Everyone 🙂

  8. 19 rikyrah
    February 28, 2012 at 9:11 am

    February 27, 2012 5:43 PM

    Mitt Keeps Digging in Michigan
    By Ed Kilgore

    Mitt Romney better be happy the Michigan Republican presidential primary is tomorrow. If it was much later, his series of mistatements and gaffes and empty-stadium moments might eventually sink him.

    A few days ago Mitch Potter of the Toronto Star heard Romney deliver a stirring tribute to his memories of Detroit’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first automobile, and did a little research:


    When Mitt Romney regaled a Michigan audience this week with childhood memories of a landmark moment in Detroit history, it was a rare instance of emotional candour.
    And, perhaps, an even rarer example of time travel…..

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_02/mitt_keeps_digging_in_michigan035674.php

  9. 20 LOL
    February 28, 2012 at 9:14 am

    But But But..the Media sez the Dems were on the wrong side of the ALL MIGHTY BISHOPS…

    Key Quote from the AP Poll

    “Republicans are making a big mistake with this contraception talk, and I’m pretty sure that they are giving (the election) to Obama,” says Patricia Speyerer, 87, of McComb, Miss., a GOP-leaning independent. “It’s a stupid thing.”

    Egg meet face.

  10. 25 rikyrah
    February 28, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Romney’s risible ‘recollections’
    By Steve Benen – Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:00 AM EST.

    Mitt Romney has spent the last couple of weeks desperately trying to prove to Michigan Republicans he has deep, meaningful roots to the state, as evidenced by his love of the state’s tree heights. These efforts, however, can occasionally go too far.

    Mitt Romney heard plenty of stories from his father.
    For example, the former Massachusetts governor shared a cherished childhood memory last week with a Michigan audience, which Mitch Potter noted, Romney did not witness in reality.


    Romney recalled he was “probably 4 or something like that” the day of the Golden Jubilee, when three-quarters of a million people gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the American automobile…….

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/28/10527729-romneys-risible-recollections

    • February 28, 2012 at 9:44 am

      I know where he’s coming from. I must have been probably 3 or something like that the day Grover Cleveland was sworn in. The first time. The weather was perfect and the trees were just the right height.

      • 27 utaustinliberal
        February 28, 2012 at 10:05 am

        Hahahahahahahaha. I must have been 4 or something when Lincoln was sworn in. It was a hot summer day. The trees were the right height. The Daytona 500 was put on hold. The Oscars were to be held later in the evening. Hybrid vehicles were all the rage and Lincoln held his inauguration party on the moon.

        • February 28, 2012 at 10:10 am

          LOL!!! Well UT I think I was 5 or something when Andrew Jackson was sworn in. The internets were all abuzz that day. So much so that Jackson’s Old Hickory video got 20 million hits before noon.

  11. February 28, 2012 at 9:15 am

    The cyber security bill, will surely upset GG and now His Disciple Chris Hayes.
    LOL!

  12. February 28, 2012 at 9:15 am

    GOOD Mornin’ all you fabulous Os! What a great getting up day in TOD-town once again. PBOs numbers are looking as good as he does. 73% really really like him, 53% approve of the job he’s doing. Let’s thank Saintorum and Rich Momney for opening the eyes of the doubters. The ‘pubs love to use scare tactics. Little did they know they were scaring folks right into to the arms of our guy.

  13. 31 rikyrah
    February 28, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Political AnimalBlog
    February 27, 2012 5:10 PM
    A Cardinal Threat
    By Ed Kilgore

    Making the conservative rounds today is a column from Francis Cardinal George, the Catholic Archbishop of Chicago, that in the guise of a discussion of Lenten sacrifice, presents the now-familiar argument that the Obama administration is trying to destroy Church-affiliated institutions:


    This year, the Catholic Church in the United States is being told she must “give up” her health care institutions, her universities and many of her social service organizations. This is not a voluntary sacrifice. It is the consequence of the already much discussed Department of Health and Human Services regulations now filed and promulgated for implementation beginning Aug. 1 of this year….

    What will happen if the HHS regulations are not rescinded? A Catholic institution, so far as I can see right now, will have one of four choices: 1) secularize itself, breaking its connection to the church, her moral and social teachings and the oversight of its ministry by the local bishop. This is a form of theft. It means the church will not be permitted to have an institutional voice in public life. 2) Pay exorbitant annual fines to avoid paying for insurance policies that cover abortifacient drugs, artificial contraception and sterilization. This is not economically sustainable. 3) Sell the institution to a non-Catholic group or to a local government. 4) Close down.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_02/a_cardinal_threat035672.php

    • February 28, 2012 at 9:41 am

      This “cardinal’s” reasoning power resembles a petulant toddler’s. Mommy didn’t give me everything I wanted so I’m going to throw a giant temper tantrum and tell everybody Mommy is mean. Missing in his list is actually obeying the law and the Constitution, allowing health insurance companies to pay for contraceptives without the churches involvement or contribution and getting on with their lives. Oh, and did I say, stop lying (called bearing false witness), exaggerating and becoming hysterical in the process? If you choose to serve the wider public and you choose to hire non-Catholic employees that carries with it certain obligations to the real world. Otherwise put big signs over your door saying Only Catholics Enter here and turn down all government funding.

  14. February 28, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Get to IHOP today for free stacks. It’s national pancake day and IHOP does this annually for a donation which goes toward a worthy cause.

    • 35 prettyfoot58
      February 28, 2012 at 9:23 am

      IHOP….i have not been since i started Weight Watchers…

      i love those buttermilk pancakes…Ooooooooo weeeeeee…esp with the blueberry sauce….yum

  15. 36 LOL
    February 28, 2012 at 9:22 am

    David Brooks is a must read today…

    “The wingers call their Republican opponents RINOs, or Republican In Name Only. But that’s an insult to the rhino, which is a tough, noble beast. If RINOs were like rhinos, they’d stand up to those who seek to destroy them. Actually, what the country needs is some real Rhino Republicans. But the professional Republicans never do that. They’re not rhinos. They’re Opossum Republicans. They tremble for a few seconds then slip into an involuntary coma every time they’re challenged aggressively from the right.

    Without real opposition, the wingers go from strength to strength. Under their influence, we’ve had a primary campaign that isn’t really an argument about issues. It’s a series of heresy trials in which each of the candidates accuse the others of tribal impurity. Two kinds of candidates emerge from this process: first, those who are forceful but outside the mainstream; second, those who started out mainstream but look weak and unprincipled because they have spent so much time genuflecting before those who despise them. ”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/opinion/brooks-the-possum-republicans.html

    Popcorn please 🙂

  16. February 28, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Via Mike Allen, the Obama campaign has hired a new communications director: “Brent Colburn, who currently serves as Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, will be joining Obama for America as Communications Director in [March]. Colburn first joined the Obama team in 2008 as Michigan Communications Director and has worked on behalf of the Democratic nominee each presidential cycle dating back to the Gore campaign. Prior to serving at DHS, Colburn headed external affairs for FEMA. Colburn will join Ben LaBolt, National Press Secretary, in managing the daily communications.”

    Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter: “Brent brings a blend of communications experience and political insight to the job, and will be a great complement to a team, led by Ben LaBolt, that’s done more to hold Republicans accountable for their words and actions than their own primary opponents.”

    Mike Allen/

  17. February 28, 2012 at 9:22 am

    PBO speaks to the UAW union in Michigan today. Hmm, location, location, location, timing, timing, timing. I get the impression PBO is kinda enjoying this. He’s just humming and singing right along. Once there’s an official ‘thug nominee, he’ll put that fist in the steel glove and sock it to them. Here’s hoping for a Sucktorum win today.

  18. 44 prettyfoot58
    February 28, 2012 at 9:31 am

    a questions for TODers

    i know that this is a battle….

    but if you were in Mich would you come out and vote for Santorum…

    i lean towards no..

    • February 28, 2012 at 9:34 am

      good question, pf58 ? What say you tod’ers ?

    • February 28, 2012 at 9:40 am

      I don’t know if I’d actually vote for him, but I’d sure be hoping that he won the thing by a huge margin. Then again, maybe I would, don’t know. Do the ends justify the means in this case?

    • February 28, 2012 at 9:45 am

      As the Michigan Democratic Party has said, there are important down ticket races in Michigan for Democrats and Dem voters should go to the primary to make sure the state has the best people running for these spots. Do the work of the Democratic Party, let the Republicans make their own bed.

    • 59 LOL
      February 28, 2012 at 9:46 am

      Being the mischievous person I am, I would. There is absolutely nothing on earth or mars that I agree with buffoon, but I would the American people to see how bendable Mittens is. Get all of is right wing statements on tape, so he can’t squirm out of it the General. The longer the circus stays in town, the more the people get scared.

    • February 28, 2012 at 9:48 am

      No. This country voted for Bush twice. I have no faith in them not voting for this nutjob too.

      Beside, I’m on the want-to-run-against-Romney camp.

      • February 28, 2012 at 10:03 am

        you think willard will be easier to beat, bwd ?

        • February 28, 2012 at 10:16 am

          I think that whoever they’ll chose is going to start with 47%. Remember, 47% were fine with having Palin in the Oval Office. They will vote for anyone. If our floor is, let’s say, 47% too, then the fight is over 6%, and all bets are off, because you can never know. I’m 99% sure that PBO is going to win and it won’t be as close as people think – But, I really want to beat Romney. I despise him more than any politician ever.

          • February 28, 2012 at 10:24 am

            🙂 Perfectly understandable emotions.

            But i think you’re a bit overestimating the 47% bit. That was with that tundra twit rabble rousing. That novelty has worn off and I don’t think that 47% is gonna rally around again even if mitt finds his own twit.

            My only worry with mitt is the tons of money that’ll be ploughed into nasty negative lying ads and the friggin’ indies falling for them.

          • February 28, 2012 at 12:24 pm

            I personally despise Romney so to see him devastated on election night would be golden. Still wouldn’t mind kicking Santorum’s ass though. To watch the right wing go apeshit over a landslide against their “true conservative” would be awesome.

          • February 28, 2012 at 12:26 pm

            Defeating Romney would be fantastic, because that means putting a stake through the heart of the GOP. That’s telling them, “This was the best you had and he is not who the people want by a longshot.”

            Running against Santorum would be more like the Obama/Keyes race. Kind of fun to watch, but not as rewarding overall.

          • 69 57andFemale
            February 28, 2012 at 1:26 pm

            I completely agree. because Romney is soulless. I mean that literally. He will do whatever his masters tell him to do, and because of his ‘experience’ at decimating businesses and peoples’ lives for profit, he does it without an ounce of remorse. He is phenomenally dangerous to the soul of this country.

      • 70 57andFemale
        February 28, 2012 at 1:24 pm

        I have to agree with Bill Maher last night on Hardball: we laugh and get complacent at our own peril. This country has become about 45% of complete whack jobs who think if they vote for Romney they’ll get rich like him and that clean water and Wall St. regulations are costing them jobs.

        We can’t take anything for granted. Work as if PBO is the underdog.

        And then I watch the UAW speech and cannot understand how 90% of the country isn’t behind this amazing President.

    • 71 symmetry11
      February 28, 2012 at 9:49 am

      I would cast my vote for PBO even though no one is running against him. That is exactly what I did yesterday during early voting in TN.

    • 73 57andFemale
      February 28, 2012 at 10:05 am

      I read yesterday that the MI democratic party NEEDS people to vote Dem for the down ballot races, that it’s critically important.

    • 74 L3
      February 28, 2012 at 11:04 am

      I live in MI and I thought about it, but Santorum is such a vile human being I cannot bring myself to do it. In 2000 I voted for McCain because back then he seemed to be a reasonable Repub and I did not like Bush thinking he should be president just because his father was. A country of over 300 million people should have more than one or two families to pick our presidents from. Many of us also supported McCain to embarass our hated Repub Governor, John Engler who publicly proclaimed MI would be a firewall for Bush after McCain won NH. He was also angling for a job in a Bush administration. McCain did win MI that year.

    • February 28, 2012 at 11:07 am

      F()CK NO!!!!!!!!!!! DO. NOT. GIVE. LEGITIMACY. TO. SANTORUM. See, this is why Markos is persona non grata to me. He not only looks, but THINKS like an adolescent Jr. High School cheerleader. Look, I’m not going to lie, its tempting to run against a grown man who I could probably accurately say wears a chastity belt, but I seriously don’t want to give that cat legitimacy by saying that he is no longer a mainstream candidate because Democratic blue collar voters voted for him over Mitt Romney. If that fool thinks that Rick Santorum, the media, and the RNC wouldn’t say that he’s still a kook candidate because Democrats voted for him to send a message to Mitt Romney and not for him personally, you got another thing coming, jack. Let the GOP implode by their damn selves. We don’t need to help them. What we need to do is ensure Barack Obama gets votes because someone wants to keep him as President, not just against the Republicans. Thats how we win.

      • 76 nabsentia23
        February 29, 2012 at 11:49 am

        It was a very good idea that you didn’t listen.

        It turns out that Sanctorum’s campaign was already doing robocalls to Democrats asking for the same thing.

        So, it probably wasn’t even Markos’ idea to begin with.

    • 77 nospin
      February 28, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      no. not.at.all.

    • February 28, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      I am a Michigander and I did not vote in the primary today. I did not have a down ticket race to support and i decided that I did not like the idea of messing with the Republican primary. I did not like it when Rush Limbaugh called for Republicans to do that to us in the ’08 primaries. Crossing party lines is not all that unusual in Michigan, but everything I’ve read says that it has no effect on the outcome anyway. If he loses or it’s close, Romney will use it as an excuse. The stats I’ve seen this evening say that 10% of the voters in the Republican primary are Dems. Not enough to influence anything really, but maybe enough for Romney to use as cover.

  19. 80 Pamela
    February 28, 2012 at 9:37 am

    UhOh, little old 85 year old lady admitted to ER, gonna be a very long day. Might be back tonight…, fingers crossed. Have a good day.

  20. February 28, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Good morning, TODville. Hope all is well with everyone.

    If any of you follow @ExtremeLiberal on twitter, this is his documentary:

    http://www.upfromthebottoms.com/

  21. 82 prettyfoot58
    February 28, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Full of questions today…my fam…

    this new ad campaign of Porsche……

    calling their car …911…

    doesn’t sit well with me…how do you feel….every time the announcer on the commercial calls the name…911….it strokes me the wrong way…

  22. February 28, 2012 at 9:46 am

  23. February 28, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Just popped in to say hello to everyone. I was suppose to be off today and yesterday but sales are so good…I just got called in to work today. Leaving in a bit. Have a great “O” day! Keep hope in your heart and love will stay with it and you.

  24. 88 LOL
    February 28, 2012 at 9:54 am

    POPCORN PEOPLE>>>GET THE POPCORN

    Mittens from today’s press conference..From TPM

    “It’s very easy to excite the base with incendiary comments. We’ve seen throughout the campaign if you’re willing to say really outrageous things that are accusative, attacking of president obama, that you’re going to jump up in the polls. I’m not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am.”

    On the face, this is what we already know. Duh. But did he just throw the GOP base under the bus?

    • 89 Lorraine
      February 28, 2012 at 10:03 am

      What?!!! He has been doing the exact same thing that he accuses those of; all he does is attack President Obama with out of the realm of reality comments. He is trying to save face and get Dems and Indies in Michigan to vote for him, too long Willard.

    • 91 Linda
      February 28, 2012 at 10:05 am

      That is an interesting comment…..It seems he is not comfortable on the edge of the cliff he is being pushed towards.

      Maybe he will drop out.

    • 93 Ladyhawke
      February 28, 2012 at 10:07 am

      First, I am deeply concerned that there will not be enough popcorn to get us through the GOP unhinged and deranged presidential primary. Second, I am wondering how long it will take for Rush Limbaugh to demand an apology from Mitt.

      • 94 LOL
        February 28, 2012 at 10:16 am

        I share your concerns Ladyhawke. 🙂 I do agree though, that Mittens might be trying to win back the Indies. But he hasn’t even won over the Righties..It’s the same thing that got Bachmann, Cain, Trump, Gingrich, Santorum to catapult over him in the polls. I loathe to quote Bill Kristol from the Weekly Standard, but he had a column up a few weeks ago saying that he thinks the Romney Camp thinks GOP voters are stupid- because they give them the wink and the nod just to get their votes.

  25. 96 Arnie
    February 28, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Good morning everyone on the West coast, and to all you Easterners who have been up for a while.

  26. 98 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 28, 2012 at 9:57 am

    SANTORUM DOES NOT PRESENT HIS VIEWS ON THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE WELL…HOWEVER…THESE ARE MY THOUGHTS…OUR WORLD HAS LOST MANY OF ITS VALUES BECAUSE GOD HAS NOT BEEN PLACED AT THE HEAD OF THE TABLE WHERE HE BELONGS. BECAUSE OF THAT…GREED,HATRED,RACISM,THE LUST FOR POWER AND ALL OF THOSE TERRIBLE THINGS HAVE REARED THEIR UGLY HEADS. WHEN GOD IS REMOVED FROM HIS POSITION OF SOVEREIGNTY…HE REMOVES HIS BLESSINGS. AMERICA IS IN TROUBLE BECAUSE GREED HAS BEEN PLACED BEFORE OUR TRUST IN THE LORD AND HIS PROVISION AND PLAN FOR US. I AM THANKFUL FOR A PRESIDENT WHO IS ENDEAVORING TO BRING VALUES LOST BACK TO AMERICA. HOWEVER…HE IS NOT BEING HELPED AND SUPPORTED BY THE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY…THE FINAL DECISIONS FOR AMERICA REST IN GOD’S HANDS.

    • 99 57andFemale
      February 28, 2012 at 10:13 am

      I believe that people can be good and just and fair and compassionate whether they believe in God or not. I believe God gave us our minds and what we do with our minds can be a force for good or a force for evil. Many horrific things are done in the name of God and this has been true from the beginning of human history. I belief that living a life of goodness can be a force akin to God, no matter what you call it. It’s all how we label it, and no one really knows what that power is. Our actions speak.

      So when Rick Santorum wants to deny health care for a single mother with a special needs child in order to preserve his own access, he speaks for no God. When Cardinal George lies with impunity and lies in the name of religious freedom, he speaks for no God. When George Bush laughs at someone he is executing, he speaks for no God.

      • 100 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        February 28, 2012 at 10:23 am

        IMPORTANT POINT TO NOTE…THE WORLD IS FILLED WITHPEOPLE WHO SAY THEY ARE CHRISTIAN…OBVIOUSLY FROM YOUR AFOREMENTIONED…THEY ARE NOT. AS FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH…THEY HAVE NO STANDING ANYMORE..OTHER THAN HIDING PRIESTS WHO HAVE PREYED ON CHILDREN. GOD KNOWS WHO THESE PEOPLE ARE AND THEY SHALL BE JUDGED ACCORDINGLY. AS FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD…WE WERE ALL CREATED IN HIS IMAGE…WE ARE TO LOVE AND RESPECT EACH OTHER AND YES WE ARE OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS KEEPER. THROUGH IT ALL…WE MUST NOT LOSE THE FACT THAT WE ARE ‘ONE NATION UNDER GOD’ AND HE IS IN CONTROL OF ALL THINGS.

  27. 101 lovingandlaughing
    February 28, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Stephen Colbert makes me laugh. Love him.

  28. 102 rikyrah
    February 28, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Exacerbating the gender gap
    By Steve Benen – Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:26 AM EST.

    In 2008, Barack Obama cruised to an easy win over John McCain thanks in large part to a large gender gap — the Democrat got the support of a narrow plurality of men, but defeated the Republican among women by 13 points.

    Four years later, the GOP agenda may very well make the gap even wider.


    [President Obama’s] standing with female voters is strengthening, polls show, as the economy improves and social issues, including birth control, become a bigger part of the nation’s political discourse. […]

    The recent furor over whether religious employers should be forced to pay for their workers’ contraception is certainly a factor but hardly the only reason for women warming up to Obama again after turning away from him late last year.

    An Associated Press-GfK poll suggests women also are giving the president more credit than men are for the country’s economic turnaround.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/28/10528342-exacerbating-the-gender-gap

  29. 103 Fred
    February 28, 2012 at 10:15 am

    morning my dear TOD family.I’ve been taking care of business at home as usual.My Bro found a job and works at night so when he gets home;he crashes.He doesn’t do anything but the good news is that he is not in the way all too much.

    Mom is doing well;had another rehab session yesterday.She is still in a lot of pain but she is bending that leg even more which is great news.She won’t be able to go back to work until she can bend that leg completely and gets the green light from her doctors.

    I’ve been taking it easy;fatigue is killing me but mom is helping with the cooking a tad more so that makes me a very happy camper.

    HZ I hope you are doing well

    Thanks Chips for this site
    Until next time;
    Fred 😉

  30. February 28, 2012 at 10:23 am

    See ya O folks, time for my run….pretty good weather here in the Chi area this morning and the birdies and squirrels are waiting for me on my running trail. Can’t wait for the results of the primary. However it goes, it’s a win for PBO.

  31. February 28, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Msnbfox found nod democrat interviewed him and he said he was disappointed with the President.
    Also, they say a poll is out that says voters see no improvement in jobs.
    Wow!
    They sure are trying ain’t they?
    Hit jobs-

    • 111 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      February 28, 2012 at 10:57 am

      WE HAVE A WONDERFUL PRESIDENT…THE EVENTS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN THIS COUNTRY ARE NOT HIS FAULT,NOR CAN ANYONE BLAME HIM OR BE DISAPPOINTED IN HIM. HE IS DOING HIS VERY BEST FOR THE COUNTRY THAT HE LOVES DEARLY. TIS’ THE GREED AND THE SURGE FOR WEALTHY CONTROL OVER THE POOR AND NEEDY THAT HAS CAUSED THIS PROBLEM. THANK GOD WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO CARES FOR ALL AND SEEKS EDUCATION AND BETTER OPPORTUNTIES FOR OUR CHILDREN. HE SEEKS EQUALITY AND JUSTICE FOR THE UNFORTUNATE. THESE..MY DEAR FRIENDS…ARE CHRISTLIKE ACTIONS TO BE ADMIRED AND APRECIATED. IT WILL NOT MATTER WHO RUNS AGAINST PBO…HE IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY…HE WILL WIN…AND WE ARE VERY BLESSED TO HAVE HIM AND FLOTUS IN THE WHITE HOUSE! THE GOP FIELD FRANKLY REMINDS ME OF A STACK OF USED CARS WITH NO TIRES! INDEED…LAUGHABLE,INSANITY WITH NO PURPOSE BUT THEIR OWN SELFISHNESS AND IDEOLOGICAL MISTAKES! MAY GOD DEEPLY BLESS OUR PRESIDENT AND STRENGTHEN HIM AS HE FACES THESE CHALLENGES THAT INDEED LACK ANY AND ALL COMMON SENSE!

    • 112 hopefruit2
      February 28, 2012 at 10:57 am

      Nothing surprising here…moving right along. Let Msnbc continue their Romney love…right through his humiliating defeating on Nov 6…

    • 114 nospin
      February 28, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      Jovie – I don’t believe anyone cares what the msm says or who they trot out to call themselves a Democrat who is disappointed with the President. It just doesn’t matter.

  32. February 28, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I don’t understand why women weren’t already supporting President Obama? He has certainly supported us and worked for us all throughout his Presidency.. how could women justify voting against him, short of being some sort of zombie follower of the Santorum way of thinking.

    • February 28, 2012 at 11:11 am

      Because he did not get the public option and he bailed out wall street.
      That is what they think and what they ate told by OWS members!
      Anyways…

  33. February 28, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Mitt Robney is a terrible candidate, he is the King of gaffe. That said, when you have the Kochs pledging 200 million and adelson pledging 100 million and everybody from Bain pledging at least that, it makes him very dangerous.
    He has wall street money up the ass.
    Just saying, be careful of Robney, he will out spend us!

    • 118 57andFemale
      February 28, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      He’s had nothing to do but learn how to be a presidential candidate for the last 6 years, and he’s this awful at it?!?!

      How smart is he, actually? What would he have accomplished in life without the Romney name? Seriously — he has no use for actual human beings except as pawns for his personal profit. He’s a monster from ‘central casting’.

    • 119 nospin
      February 28, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      his money won’t help him but it sure will stimulate the economy.

      I say bring it on.

  34. February 28, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Ireland is holding a referendum vote on whether to stay in the Eurozone!

  35. 124 PhillyinJA
    February 28, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Good morning from the very sunny Island of Jamaica!

    Chips did you by chance see Phylicia Rashad on CNN this morning? She was amazing. She had me screaming that’s right, tell it like it is. Solidad didn’t know what hit her so she just giggled her way through the segment.

  36. 126 rikyrah
    February 28, 2012 at 11:44 am

    February 27, 2012
    Gingrich will again be the story

    I take E.J. Dionne’s predominant point about electoral prudence — in fact we have all taken it, since Thomas Dewey — but on this one minor-est of premises within a minor premise (which I have duly italicized) I dissent:


    Democrats have an interest in the Republican contest going on indefinitely. Romney victories in Tuesday’s Michigan and Arizona primaries would likely shorten the process, and ending the nomination battle quickly is the precondition for a Republican counteroffensive.

    What evidence exists that Romney victories tomorrow would in any way shorten the GOP’s primary process? I don’t see it.

    Doubtless, two more Romney wins would contribute immensely to Romney’s inevitability, but such inevitability has so far failed to impress or persuade a very substantial portion of a quite disgruntled GOP base. Yes, he da man; but they don’t have to be happy about it, and of that, they’ve made no secret. And just because Romney may walk off with Michigan and Arizona tomorrow, as he’s already done with New Hampshire and Nevada and Florida, there’s little reason to think the base will suddenly be wild about Willard.

    http://pmcarpenter.blogs.com/p_m_carpenters_commentary/2012/02/gingrich-will-again-be-the-story.html


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