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we take care of our own

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the United Auto Workers Conference at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C., Feb. 28, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Wednesday:

12:00: PBO and VP Biden meet for lunch with Congressional Leadership.

8:20: PBO and Michelle Obama host a dinner in honor of the Armed Forces and their families; VP Biden and Jill Biden also attend.

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Chat away 😉


215 Responses to “we take care of our own”


  1. 7 symmetry11
    February 28, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Good evening all

  2. 10 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 28, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    TALK ABOUT A TIGHT SQUEKER IN MICHIGAN!

  3. 17 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 28, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Let’s get this done … #LandslideOBAMA2012

  4. 18 JoJothecat
    February 28, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Hello TOD Family! Hello our lovely Ms. Chips..thank you for this amazing video of our “fired up” president.

  5. 19 Allison
    February 28, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Thanks, Chips for letting me post. Have been a “lurker” for a long time!

  6. 23 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 28, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Love the video Chips!!!!

    And, I may actually have been the #1 viewer – now how cool would that be 😉

    I’m probably going to add a few thousand more views of it between now and 6 Nov!

    Thank you!

    Let’s GET This DONE …. #LandslideOBAMA2012

  7. February 28, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Robney starting to pull away in Michigan!

  8. February 28, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Evening everyone!!

    thanks Chips for a great day of posting for POTUS :))

    and for those watching the talking heads, bless you….I’m watching stuff on the DVR

    • 27 isonprize
      February 28, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      Rikyrah! RIGHT!!! I don’t know how folks do it. I can’t watch the whistleheads. All they do is blow hot racist, misogynistic, homophobic non-sense, tinged with ODA. I just want to register more people to vote.

  9. 28 GGail
    February 28, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    (brought this over from the last thread)

    Check this out – even if Santorum is leading, MSNBC.com has Romney’s numbers bold and in red.

    http://elections.msnbc.msn.com/ns/politics/2012/michigan/republican/primary/#.T02H6Iewzd4

  10. February 28, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Question: How can the networks rely on exit polling if they is so much “crossover-mischief” as they say is happening?

    • 30 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      February 28, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      THEY REALLY CAN’T…I’D LOVE TO SEE ONE OF THEM REALLY MESS UP ON A PREDICTION…ESPECIALLY CNN!

  11. 31 collegekay
    February 28, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Did you make that video? OFA should be paying you. 😉

    • 32 utaustinliberal
      February 28, 2012 at 11:45 pm

      They really need to recruit Chips at OFA. Her videos are fantastic. Thank goodness she’s batting for our team. 🙂

  12. 33 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 28, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    BEEN WATCHING AMERICAN IDOL…THEY ARE ALL SO GOOD…I WOULDN’T WANT TO BE A JUDGE THIS YEAR! THEY ARE ALL WINNERS…TIS’ BOYS NITE! AMAZING TALENT!

  13. 34 lisalovesobama
    February 28, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    O did Willard steal the race?

  14. 36 lovingandlaughing
    February 28, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    The Driven video brought a big ol’smile to my face.

  15. 38 collegekay
    February 28, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Sick Rantorum is down by 10,000 votes.

  16. February 28, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Question: Is there anyway of knowing whether or not these early returns are from absentee ballots which should skew more toward Mittens?

  17. February 28, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Michigan

    B. Obama (i) 87.2% 41,574
    Uncommitted 12.8% 6,119

    Uncommited???

  18. 45 GGail
    February 28, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Chipsticks – that’s a motivating video!

  19. 46 hopefruit2
    February 28, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    So the GOP establishment is fixing the votes in Romney’s favor. And for the rest of this week – the media will be singing Romney’s praises.

  20. February 28, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Miami nutjob arrested for threatening to harm President Obama during his appearance at U. of Miami—-won’t link because details are horrific—-Ron Paul supporter and racist (also Glenn Beck and Palin fan)—-being arraigned March 9, hope they throw the book at him, which is 5 years. He’s out on $70,000 bail, which is disturbing.

    • 48 isonprize
      February 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      Oh, Dotster. It is disturbing, but I do have faith in the Secret Service. They are on it. I had a conversation with one at a VP Biden event here in Philadelphia. They take it as a personal affront that someone would get past their ‘line of defense’ They do a boatload of detective work behind the scenes. They lurk as well as participate on right-wing hate website, and do lots of background checks and investigations.

    • 51 vitaminlover
      February 28, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      Thank you, LORD GOD, that no hurt, harm or danger comes anywhere near President Obama in any way,shape or form. Thank you, Father, that any enemies of my President, You are automatically Enemy to and any adversaries, You are Adversary to. Show Yourself strong on his behalf and keep Your powerful, mightyHand on him and the ministering angels guard and protect him. Finally, LORD, keep his spirit strong. In Jesus name. Amen.

  21. 55 isonprize
    February 28, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Just watched “Driven” BBRRRRRRRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCEEEEEE!!! Loves me some Bruce Springsteen. Bruce gave a free concert in Philadelphia on the Ben Franklin Parkway in the summer of 2008. We had so much fun working that concert. I still have my Barack/Bruce t-shirt. One of the volunteers somehow snuck backstage and got her picture taken with Bruce. I think Bruce had fun too! Philadelphians of all backgrounds love Bruce!!

  22. February 28, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    So it looks like Romney’s gonna win Michigan. Twitter saying that Mittens campaign is gonna use the robocalls against Santorum.

    But if Romney wins won’t it make the robocalls mute?

    BTW, I think Santorums knocking of JFK ruined his support among Catholics. Exit polls showing Romeny beating Santorums with Catholics.

  23. 57 yardarm756
    February 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Tweety is a pain. A noun, averb, and Pennsylvania. Just watch.

  24. February 28, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    willard is winning big in detriot areas. wtf ?

    and operation hilarity turned out to be just that. Yet another markos fail.

    • February 28, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      Santorum killed himself this week. He had no chance whatsoever with all the crap he said.

      I don’t care, bring it on. We’ll destroy Wilard.

      • 61 hopefruit2
        February 28, 2012 at 9:42 pm

        Willard also blanketed MI with negative ads and outspent Santorum 2:1. This technique may work for Willard against crazy candidates like Santorum and Gingrich, but it won’t work against PBO. Like you said BWD, we don’t really care about tonight – come Nov 6, Willard won’t know what hit him.

  25. February 28, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Intrade:

    President Obama: 60.6%
    Romney: 32%
    Santorum: 1.7%
    Gingrich: 1.5%
    Paul: 1.5%

  26. February 28, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    The exit polls in Michigan has a 3 point win for Robney.
    He was expected to win and he won! Am I missing something? Why is CNN and msnbc saying Robney failed?
    He has money, and he is using it wisely, his gaffes are not hurting him in the Primary.
    Just saying!

    • February 28, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      a 3 point win in your ‘home state’ is not a win, jovie.

      • 65 hopefruit2
        February 28, 2012 at 9:44 pm

        Especially when the candidate is a loony tune like Rick Santorum – who, just 3 months ago was breaking 3-5% of the GOP vote while Romney was at 25%.

    • 66 anniebella
      February 28, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      Jovie, Mitt Romney says Michigan is his home state, but yet he struggle to defeat Santorum. And if Santorum hadn’t went crazy with those JFK comment, and calling the President a snob because he want folks to go to college, Santorum might have had a chance to win. But just inching out a win, makes Romney looks WEAK. And believe you me, President Obama is a hell of alot better candidate than Santorum.

    • 68 anniebella
      February 28, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      Jovie have you been drinking this evening. Romney gaffes have not hurt him in the primary. Those gaffes will hurt him if he is unlucky enough to go against President Obama. You can count on that.

      • 69 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        February 28, 2012 at 10:34 pm

        HE CAN ALWAYS TELL OUR PRESIDENT HOW MUCH HE LIKES THE TREES,THE CADILLACS AND THE CHEAP RAIN GEAR THEY WEAR AT NASCAR!!!!..LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! DOIN’ THE FLYSWATTER DANCE HERE…PBO WILL SLAM MITTENS TO THE CARPET!

    • 71 gn
      February 29, 2012 at 7:53 am

      I disagree. This is equivalent to POTUS eeking out a three point win over Michael Moore in an Illinois primary, with voters fully aware that Moore can’t win a general election, and voting for him anyway. I don’t see this as good news for Romney in any sense. Most close election watchers expect that he will be the eventual nominee: he has the funding, he has tremendous organizational advantages over (let’s be serious) the joke candidates. But the GOP base is unenthused about him, and entertaining some serious stooges and buffoons in opposition. Compare that with POTUS’ 80+% approval ratings amongst Dems and liberals. Last night was the pathetic spectacle of the only “serious” GOP candidate becoming overjoyed at what are no more than expected wins (and in one state, barely a win). I’d say that Romney’s gaffes and obvious, obvious phoniness is indeed hurting him now, and will hurt him a great deal more in the general elections.

  27. February 28, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Good evening everyone. Can’t handle watching the pundits so we are watching the Godfather II and then NCIS. I can catch up on the news here. I think Romney will win by losing tonight. Or lose by winning. Either way he is still a loser.

    I must constantly keep saying thank you to Chips and everyone here for keeping us all informed and for being family!

  28. 73 yardarm756
    February 28, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    The jerks at CNN are spinning their asses off. Wolf Blitzer is a dweeb.

  29. 74 PurpleShoesLA
    February 28, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Good evening all in TOD’ville. My sister in law just shared this with me and it just touched my heart. An 11 year old young man, advocating for the removal of the “n” word from our vocabulary. And as I watched this, I was also touched to see Governor O’Malley (MD) sitting in the front row listening to this young man. Our next President in the making, perhaps? 🙂

    The winner of the oratorical contest during black history month:

    • 75 JoJothecat
      February 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      This young man is amazing! His speech and song was so moving that I feel so inspired and proud. It would be so wonderful if we (the AA community) would stop using the “N” word. I thought that it would die with the older generation until the rappers and comidians starting using it, but now I have hope that the “N” word and the other degrading words used will be a footnote in our history.

    • February 28, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      Thank you for posting this. This young man help to counter the negative image of Baltimore. We are so proud him and his words of wisdom instead of “The Wire”, we are so much more.

    • February 29, 2012 at 12:06 am

      Astonishing. I’m amazed.

    • 78 Cindy Sweatt
      February 29, 2012 at 12:13 am

      There is hope. It’s name is Jonathan.

    • 79 Jessica
      February 29, 2012 at 12:34 am

      Excellent!! And the singing was a nice touch.

    • February 29, 2012 at 7:08 am

      What a young, beautiful and gifted lil man. May he find a America worthy of his gifts. I know our President takes the dings and disrespect so that he and a generation of young won’t have to.

      • 81 prettyfoot58
        February 29, 2012 at 9:01 am

        I know our President takes the dings and disrespect so that he and a generation of young won’t have to!!!

        *****************************************************************

        THISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS…..

        Presssssssssss ON!

    • 82 Alma Blanca
      February 29, 2012 at 8:52 am

      Brilliant!

  30. 83 lisalovesobama
    February 28, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Ugh. Seriously? Willard is winning MI? Wow.

    • 84 hopefruit2
      February 28, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      I expected him to win. The GOP establishment would NEVER let Willard lose Michigan. Even if it meant that some votes had to be fixed. And the fact he’s this close to a worthless lunatic like Santorum is nothing to brag about. And MI is not in the south!! It’s Willard’s 2nd home state for Pete’s sake. HE should be running away with this election. In 2008, Willard won MI by 10 points, with McCain in the race!!

    • 85 cos
      February 28, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      I always thought he would win because of early voting. I am sure a lot of his votes are coming from that source. Earl voting is saving him in these primaries. I think he would have lost without the early votes.

    • February 28, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      I’m with you lisa. especially wtf with detroiters going in for let-them-go-bankrupt r-money.

    • 88 Mel
      February 28, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      As PBO would say let’s chill the fuck up he will have no problem with either Mitt
      or Santimonous to be elected President anybody would need AA, Latinos Gays,
      Women , Asians whites and everybody alse in between,Not to mention the younger
      voters, so if the GOP think they can only winn with the White conservative comunity
      think again.

  31. February 28, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Robney is winning the popular vote but Santorum is winning the delegates.
    That is interesting!

  32. 90 collegekay
    February 28, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Myth will win.

  33. 91 hopefruit2
    February 28, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Consider this: If PBO had eeked out a 3-point win in a state like Illinois or New York over a candidate like Santorum after having outspent Santorum 2:1, would anyone in the media calling it a “great win” for PBO? Don’t think so!

  34. 92 GGail
    February 28, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Arizona Exit Polls – very interesting read

    http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/primaries/epolls/az

  35. February 28, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Mittens still has a 3 pt lead over frothy.

  36. 96 QuietObserver
    February 28, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Hi all. I spent the day having my jawline hacked at in a dentist’s office, so I’m beat right now… BUT I’ve been seeing snippets of PBO’s speech throughout the day and I’m about to go to YouTube to watch the whole thing! And I just have to stay awake to see if the MI primary turns into another GOP debacle. 😉

  37. February 28, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    B. Obama (i) 87.4% 73,435
    Uncommitted 12.6% 10,568

    Pretty good turnout for the President uncontested!

  38. February 28, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Oh well, I’m going to bed now. I’m not feeling that well anyway, but I just wanted to stay awake long enough to see Lil Ricky maybe win this one over Mittens (without Dem mischief), but then lil Ricky had to piss on the corpse that’s the Catholic’s favorite pol, JFK. I’m thinking that was Ricky’s downfall.

    Still at hopefully Ricky keeps its close.

    • February 28, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      Feel better, lamh35. Have a restful evening. HZ

    • 103 Obama Grandmama
      February 29, 2012 at 2:04 am

      To anyone paying any attention this last week JFK would not be the only reason not to vote for Santorum as the birth control issue and the education comments could show his craziness and turn potential supporters off Santorum.

  39. 104 Ourmanflint
    February 28, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    That was a terrific video Chips. Wow the thunderous applause for a worthy President who took a chance on American workers when no one else would.

  40. February 28, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I’m glad to see old Mittens sweat it out in Michigan. Serves him right. He may win the primary here, but it won’t come as easy as he thought!

  41. February 28, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    B. Obama (i) 87.9% 96,673
    Uncommitted 12.1% 13,265

    Who knows what uncommited is!

  42. February 28, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    That’s a category that appears on both the republican and democratic ballots for the undecided folk.

  43. 110 collegekay
    February 28, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Wtf is “operation HIllary?”

    This is not 2008. Smh.

    • 111 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      February 28, 2012 at 10:32 pm

      Yet another Kos, Mikey stupid 3rd grader playground stunt.

      Let’s GET This DONE >>> #LandslideOBAMA2012

    • February 28, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      It’s operation Hilarity . It was started over at Daily Kos. It was a bust. I don’t think these things really work. You have to be careful what you wish for.

    • 113 Obama Grandmama
      February 29, 2012 at 2:11 am

      The MI Primary is open so the voters can vote outside their party. The Operation Hilarity is sort of like the Operation Chaos plan Limbaugh was pushing in the Dem Primary in ’08 where he suggested Repubs register as Dems in the Primary and vote for Hillary to prolong the contest. MI often times has crossover party trickery going on in these open primary elections. Romney complained about Santorum’s robo calls in conjunction with asking Dems to crossover and vote for Santorum. You could hear he was ready to make that his excuse if he lost. The flip flop comes in when you hear Mitt has brazenly done the same thing while in MA even bragging about it on a video clip atleast the crossover vote part. .

  44. February 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Hope that Tally is feeling fine after medical care today. Shout out to all of our TOD family members who are in medical watch tonight. Hugs to all of you.HZ

  45. 117 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 28, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Let’s GET This DONE >>> #LandslideOBAMA2012

  46. 118 yardarm756
    February 28, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Shipmates. It’s been a long day and Rickey has come up with ‘People care’ instead of Obamacare. So it’s time to trim my sails as glide to my anchorage. Fair winds and following seas ’til sunup.

  47. February 28, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    I never heard of it. It’s folks here in MI always cross over to vote in the other party’s primary to cause trouble, one year the repubs gave us Dems George C. Wallace as the primary winner, years later they gave us Jesse Jackson….

  48. 121 cos
    February 28, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    As an AA, I am asking why are those AAs standing behind Robney? He could care less about them. I am sure they were paid. The guy in the blue sweater is just standing there.

  49. 126 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 28, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    ROMNEY’S OTHER HALF…”WASHINGTON HERE WE COME AND WE’RE GOING TO TAKE BACK AMERICA!”…DON’T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS HONEY….!!!!! YOU’LL NEVER MAKE IT PAST THE PBO MACHINE!

  50. 129 EDP4BHO
    February 28, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Love her and her support. Do hope this attempt works:

  51. 131 GGail
    February 28, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Good night Chipsticks and TOD family.

  52. 132 carolyn
    February 28, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Since I knew I could learn everything important here, I certainly did not watch the election results come in. My husband and I watched a very interesting documentary on The Amish on The American Experience on PBS. Learned a lot we didn’t know. Educational……am I being a snob????
    The very idea of watching Willard “accepting” his “victory” turns my stomach, so I won’t watch any of that. Is Ann now taking over and becoming the candidate?????
    They’re going to “take back America” where…..to the 1850s? Sounds like the nasty old people I saw and heard during the summer of 2009 when the Tea Party was flexing its muscles. Gag!

  53. February 28, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I’m listening to Mittens……he’s making me queazy…..

  54. 134 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 28, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    squeaky chris evidently was squeaking about gop having to halves of a candidate … or whatever … too good to bypass, however 😉

    Let’s GET This DONE >>> #LandslideOBAMA2012

  55. 135 hopefruit2
    February 28, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    What a God awful speech!

  56. 136 Elly in Maryland
    February 28, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Bummer that Romney appears to be winning Michigan. The more Santorum talked, the weaker he got I guess. Ever since Sarah Palin, they have all reminded me of that movie star in “Singing in the Rain,” the woman with the funny voice who starts to think she has the upper hand and thinks she’s in control then exposes herself as a fool.

    Loved Pres. Obama’s UAW speech. Talk about fire in the belly.

    • February 29, 2012 at 7:15 am

      Oh Elly, you made me laugh. That was Jean Hagen in one of the best comic performances of all time. I loved that scene in Singing in the Rain. And you’re right. When these guys don’ talk or have someone talk for them, they do better.

  57. February 28, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    B. Obama (i) 89.2% 149,406
    Uncommitted 10.8% 18,003

  58. 140 xtine
    February 28, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Hanging w/ my fellow Snobs, and I’m so IN. That gang’s edumakashyun is so cemetary. For realz!

  59. 141 desertflower
    February 28, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Axe made a funny!

    Congratulations are due for a close, hard-fought victory.
    Bulls 99, Hornets 95.
    — @davidaxelrod via Twitter for iPhone

    • February 29, 2012 at 12:17 am

      Love our Axe. We have some great and brilliant loving and humble people in our camp. That is what keeps me sticking with our President. The humility of these men that are so very close to our President.

      We must keep lifting them up in our spaces of meditations of gratefulness in our quiet moments of prayer, and thanksgiving.

      Thank you so very much Chips. You are such a wonderful and loving person. May peacefulness always be in your space. I love you for all that you give to all of us. It is truly a blessing and a joy in my life.((((((((((((((Hugs to you)))))))))))))))HZ

  60. 143 desertflower
    February 28, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    This isn’t going to win any friends. Shame on them! Maybe Ann had this media person arrested…

    Chad Livengood
    ‏ @ChadLivengood
    Follow
    Natasha Loder, midwest correspondent for The Economist, was arrested for sitting in the doorway at #Romney event yfrog.com/nx8l2evj #tcot

  61. 144 desertflower
    February 28, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Seriously?

    thinkprogress Romney: “I’ll get us that oil from Canada we deserve.”
    22 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite

    • 145 Andy46
      February 28, 2012 at 11:18 pm

      Lol, too funny, Romney thanking his financial backers using code…”send me more money
      see I won Michigan.”

    • February 28, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      The only problem is, Keystone has very high approval numbers. Because, it has not been explained to the Public, I suppose!

      • 147 Andy46
        February 28, 2012 at 11:50 pm

        Do Americans believe this will lower gas prices? really? Because I live in Canada…this doesn’t get traction here our gas prices is sky rocketing also, if not higher then it is in the U.S and Harper isn’t being blame for this. Calgary wants the best price for their oil, so the provinces like the one I live in which is Ontario and the Province of Quebec doesn’t buy their oil from Calgary…we import from other countries because it is cheaper. Creating the keystone pipeline won’t lower gas prices, it only fattens the pockets of the oil companies and the politicians that you see front and center pushing this.
        Harper isn’t pushing this here because President Obama is more popular then he is, that is a fact…and he doesn’t want to be seem doing any thing to harm the President re-election.

  62. 148 Andy46
    February 28, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Hello TOD

    Lol, needed my President Obama fix, too much republicans on t.v tonight.
    Thanks Chipsticks for the posting the video of President’s speech today,
    gosh is it possible to be bigger fan of his? Lol.

    He is too cute *sigh*

  63. 149 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 28, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    In response to yet another Axelrod direct hit:

    Tweeted this:

    Let’s GET This DONE >>> #LandslideOBAMA2012

    Sleep well everyone … time for me to move to the kitchen and begin some dinner …

    #PRESSON

  64. February 28, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    B. Obama (i) 89.3% 155,070
    Uncommitted 10.7% 18,569

  65. February 28, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    embed

    Congratulations are due for a close, hard-fought victory.Bulls 99, Hornets 95.— David

  66. February 28, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Justice Department is conducting a criminal probe into whether the world’s biggest banks manipulated a global benchmark rate that is at the heart of a wide range of loans and derivatives, from trillions of dollars of mortgages and bonds to interest rate swaps, a person familiar with the matter said.

    While the Justice Department’s inquiry into the setting of the London interbank offered rate, or Libor, was known, the criminal aspect of the probe was not.

    A criminal inquiry underscores the serious nature of a worldwide investigation that includes regulators and law-enforcement agencies in the United States, Japan, Canada and the UK.

    Several major global banks, including Citigroup Inc, HSBC Holdings Plc, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc and UBS AG, have disclosed that they have been approached by authorities investigating how Libor is set.

    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE81R1ZG20120228?irpc=932

    But emoprogs…

  67. 153 Pamela
    February 28, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Hello and goodnight, all in one breath. Worked a 15 hour day today, my little lady I care for is in hospital overnight, perhaps for a few days, poor old dear fractured her sternum in a fall last night. Take my word for it, NONE of you ever want to fracture your sternum, okay? I missed you all day! Sweet dreams!

  68. 159 LDS
    February 28, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Just getting home. So how much did Little Ricky lose to Richy Rich Robmey? Or was it too close that it does not even matter?
    Did Mrs. Robmey give any hint on which Cadillac they would be driving when they take back America?
    If that what it takes to stop that fool from talking, so be it.

  69. 160 LDS
    February 29, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Chips, the video of POB speech was just so great. I enjoyed every word and the crowd was so grateful. The unsung heroes video made me teary eye….again.
    Thank you, Chips for another wonderful day. Good night everyone.

  70. 161 Andy46
    February 29, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Lol, why is that the Daily Show doing the work of the MSM, John Stewart just outed the RNC talking points…i,e, high gas prices. That they first being sent to Fox news; a. The deficit, b. unemployment rate and c. High gas prices….then he showed clips of other media outlets picking it up and running with it. Too funny.

  71. February 29, 2012 at 12:36 am

    This probably comes as no surprise but, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/28/mitt-romney-michigan-primary-results-2012_n_1305645.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009#336_once-again-romney-wins-big-among-wealthy-republicans “Once again Romney Wins Big Among Wealthy Republicans.

    “In Michigan, according the exit polls currently posted by CBS News, Romney runs strongest with Republicans who report incomes of $200,000 or more per year, running 26 percentage points ahead of Rick Santorum (55 percent to 29 percent). He runs ahead but by a much smaller, seven-point margin among those earning $100,000 to $200,000 per year (44 percent to 37 percent) and trails Santorum by four (35 percent to 39 percent) among those earning $100,000 or less.”

  72. 164 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 29, 2012 at 1:41 am

    #PRESSON

  73. February 29, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Good night all. Bob I have no idea what you just tweeted.

  74. 166 Obama Grandmama
    February 29, 2012 at 2:28 am

    Out and about today going to my tax accountant. While waiting for my turn the post mistress came to the facility I was in giving them their mail then using the restroom there. Upon leaving she leaned over my shoulder and said, “Thinking of changing your ringtone?” Right away I knew she was talking about if I wanted to change mine to Obama singing. I said I’m considering it. She started out the door and said, ” I am too.” In ’08 I had bought many campaign buttons and knew both my local post office workers were proObama but could not talk about politics or do any public show of politics at the post office, but I brought them each buttons to choose from. They went individually behind the shelves and choose which ones they wanted and thanked me. We are secret supporters. Also they know of the many campaign mailings I get from the Dem party.

    Next I saw my tax accountant who has not been so supportive of our guy in the last couple years but today she said to me, “I think he will win with no problem. How could anyone want to quit him when he has done so much?” Those two little events in my day had me thinking positive today.

  75. 167 susanne
    February 29, 2012 at 3:43 am

    good night, tod ohana. sleep peacefully, and have a happy morning.

  76. February 29, 2012 at 7:01 am

    ECB floods Eurozone with 700 billion in loans.

    Nice!

  77. February 29, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Jobs report Friday, cross fingers!

  78. February 29, 2012 at 7:09 am

    All cable shows, after Robney winning, is saying now the Republicans will be united behind Robney.
    And they are really pushing it!
    Me thinks Santorum really messed up.

  79. February 29, 2012 at 7:12 am

    BreakIng- Al Qaeda Chief arrested, Seif al- adel.
    Successor to Bin Laden.
    Only problem is the Egyptians arrested him.

    Will they let him go???

  80. February 29, 2012 at 7:14 am

    In Michigan, Robney won the Catholic vote by 7 over Santorum!
    LOL!

  81. February 29, 2012 at 7:22 am

    B. Obama (i) 89.6% 174,506
    Uncommitted 10.4% 20,339

    Final Michigan results. The thing about these voters that came and voted for the President, when they did not need to, each one of them are potential volunteers!

  82. February 29, 2012 at 7:29 am

    I guess the Campaign staff took night off, no tweets or appearances on tv.
    Guess Debbie and Ben Labolt is waiting for Suoer Tuesday?

  83. February 29, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Btw- where is everybody this morning?

    Are you depressed! I just had Beacon and eggs, cheered me right up. Now, I am ready.

    • 186 collegekay
      February 29, 2012 at 7:52 am

      I’m here. finishing last minute assignments. does a jobs report come out this week or next week?

      • February 29, 2012 at 7:56 am

        Friday. First Friday every month! That is March 2nd!

        • 188 collegekay
          February 29, 2012 at 8:27 am

          Ok, yes I know it’s the 1st friday but I wasn’t sure since February is a short month

        • 189 collegekay
          February 29, 2012 at 8:29 am

          Oh wait it’s not out on Friday.

          Much to the surprise of many who follow the markets, the government’s monthly employment report for February is NOT out this Friday, March 2.

          John Cumming | Digital Vision | Getty Images
          The gov’t jobs report is NOT out this Friday, March 2

          The report is issued on the first Friday of each month the vast majority of the time, but occasional calendar quirks push it back by a week.

          The Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics issues the report on the third Friday following the conclusion of the so-called “reference week”, in which the household surveys are conducted.

          The “reference week” is the week that includes the 12th of each month, which usually puts the report’s release date on the first Friday of the following month.

          http://www.cnbc.com/id/46555919

    • 190 anniebella
      February 29, 2012 at 8:01 am

      Good Morning Jovie, Why depressed? I am not depress at all. The fact is Mitt out spend Santorum, and he just barely beat a fruitcake like Santorum in his home state and if Newt wasn’t in the race it would have been even closer or Santorum may have won. So the GOP, or Mitt can spin this anyway he wants, a win is a win, but Mitt should have kick Santorum phony butt in his home state. To me this is like Michael Jordon and the Bulls playing some high school team and just winning by 3 points.

      • 191 anniebella
        February 29, 2012 at 8:10 am

        Mitt and his campaign were sweating all the way, they thought there was a good chance of them losing Michigan, that’s why they are making the big deal out of them just barely winning.

        • 192 anniebella
          February 29, 2012 at 8:14 am

          Like Rev. Al said, even if Mitt win, he still loses, because there is no way he should have had to fight so hard to win his home state. He should have defeated Santorum by double digits in Michigan.

          • February 29, 2012 at 8:21 am

            Maybe- but if he does we next week, the primary is over!
            I wonder what the polls say?
            I know Robney wins Idaho, and I know Santorum is currently ahead in Ohio.

            • 194 anniebella
              February 29, 2012 at 8:30 am

              If Romney wins next week, okay let the game begin. President Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney. I nor the Obama camp is shaking in our boots, we will be ready for Mitt or what ever the GOP send our way. Count on that!!!!!!!!!

  84. February 29, 2012 at 7:54 am

    The pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action is poised to start airing ads in Ohio, according to a source monitoring the 2012 air war.

    Priorities USA has already put down $61,530 in the Columbus media market for a flight running March 1-6. That’s a small sum compared with what Republican groups are spending — the Romney super PAC Restore Our Future has a $1,130,750 TV and radio flight running Feb. 27-March 6 — but it’s probably going to be enough to drive a narrative Democrats are looking for.

    The Democratic super PAC isn’t the only non-Republican group spending money in the GOP’s Buckeye State battle. The labor coalition AFSCME has been airing about $360,000 in commercials against Romney there.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/02/obama-super-pac-to-advertise-in-ohio-115886.html

    • 196 Alma Blanca
      February 29, 2012 at 8:44 am

      Apart from the obvious benefit of praising yourself or demeaning an opponent, who else benefits from all the money going for ads? Is it the state or some large network or ad agency where no one gets rich except the same old guys?

  85. February 29, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Good Morning everyone. Just popped in to say HAPPY LEAP DAY! I am off to work in a bit and I wanted to ask if we could set a fundraising goal for this day. I just put in a donation. I would love to hear the reports of a record day in funds for our Presidents re-election.

    Off to work ..we have been sooooooooo busy.

  86. February 29, 2012 at 8:18 am

    This is the guy who makes me believe that things can and will get better in this country. Unlike the doom and gloom guys on the other side. This is the guy that makes me feel as though he is talking about an inclusive America. Unlike the other side, who seems to be talking to and about an exclusive America… Where you have to believe in a certain God, and be in love with someone from the opposite sex.

    See, the difference between President Obama and his republican opponents is this: President Obama believes that America’s best days are ahead of us, and the republicans believe that America’s best days are behind us. Which is why they’d like to take the country back.. back to the 1950’s. We look back to learn from past mistakes, but in order to progress we must look forward.

  87. February 29, 2012 at 8:28 am

    so snowe quit yesterday. How come no one here mentioned it ?

  88. 204 57andFemale
    February 29, 2012 at 8:31 am

    How was turnout yesterday?

  89. February 29, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Robert Woodruff ‏ @BobWoodruff
    I have-exclusive interview w @BarackObama b4 “A Nation’s Gratitude Dinner” 4 r servicemembers @whitehouse 2night -@ABCWorldNews @Nightline

  90. February 29, 2012 at 8:44 am

    US economy grew 3% in 4th quarter, above estimates of 2.8.

    But…

  91. 215 hopefruit2
    February 29, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Over at a certain “red” place they are having a major sad over Romney’s barely eeking out that MI win. They know it’s BAD NEWS. Despite what folks in the MSM might want you to think. Romney is a WEAK candidate, and the MSM has pretty much been easy on him compared to the other GOP candidates in the last several months. Already his wife is nervous and making the false claim that the media loves PBO! Sure Ann, you are telling me that if someone disses me 91% of the time, that is LOVE? Alrightee then, Ms. Ann. Keep making excuses for your robot-mate Mitt.


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