afternoon all

President Obama shakes hands with a supporter after speaking about energy and energy independence at Nashua Community College in New Hampshire


Charles Pierce: NASHUA, N.H. …. After several months of watching the Republican primary process, I can’t tell you what a cool breeze it was to watch a politician who looks at a crowd and doesn’t see a group of potential marks (Romney), a collection of your fellow Elect marching with you through the dystopic Sinai that is America (Santorum), a gaggle of goldbugs (Paul), or the class of half-bright sophomores that N. Leroy Gingrich sees every time he looks anywhere but into the mirror.

Barack Obama is not stiff. He is not bristling with unbridled id. He grins. He kids people, even the people who faint at the beginning of his speeches …. He is relaxed about the job of politics. He is the only president of the United States – real or prospective – that I’ve seen in months.

…. He talks about the challenges Americans face, but he doesn’t do it in the gloom-ridden, stalactite-festooned, minor-key funeral mass context that the Republicans talk about them. He talks in terms of “boundless ingenuity” and “unbridled optimism.”….

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Woot, even the ever-grumpy and ever-brilliant Charles Pierce sounds happy today!


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Bloomberg: The number of Americans filing first-time claims for jobless benefits fell to a level matching a four-year low, more evidence the labor market is healing.

Applications for unemployment insurance decreased 2,000 in the week ended Feb. 25 to 351,000, Labor Department figures showed today…..

Firing is on a downward trend as employers gain confidence in the outlook for economic growth. A smaller number of job reductions also puts those companies in place to hire additional employees as demand picks up.

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Steve Benen: …. here’s the chart, showing weekly, initial unemployment claims going back to the beginning of 2007:


PPP: There might not be any state that better represents Barack Obama’s improved fortunes in the opening months of 2012 than Wisconsin. When we polled there in late October Obama’s approval was a 44/51 spread and he led Mitt Romney by only 3 points at 46-43, representing a much closer race than the state had in 2008. Now those numbers have shifted significantly, with Obama’s approval basically flipping to 52/44. And he now leads Romney 53-39, a 14 point margin that matches what he won against John McCain there.

Obama’s 14 point lead in Wisconsin matches a trend we’re seeing in both our national and state polling across the country right now: Obama/Romney is starting to look more and more like Obama/McCain, or even something more friendly to the President.

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The Atlantic


Jerusalem Post: Poll finds vast majority of Israelis against unilateral military strike on Iran, Israeli Jews prefer Obama over all republican rivals …. The survey also polled Jewish Israelis’ feelings on the US presidential race, with respondents preferring President Barack Obama to all his Republican rivals.

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Ruy Teixeira (TNR): Judging from recent headlines, things are looking up for President Obama. The Republican presidential nominees have been serially embarrassing themselves; the White House communications department has successfully focused its messaging on jobs and economic fairness; and consumers are feeling ever more confident about the economy.

But it’s not just anecdotal evidence that suggests Obama’s re-election chances have improved – most of the polling data suggests the same. Obama has been running consistently ahead of his most likely challenger, Mitt Romney, in national polls – by an average of 4 points according to the Pollster.com website. Indeed, the closer you look at the numbers, the more reassuring the news: Obama, it seems, is well on his way to reconstructing the very coalition that elected him in 2008.

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National Memo: In this Citizens United era of unregulated campaign cash, gay activists and donors are finding innovative ways to reward Barack Obama, who despite his equivocation on marriage equality is often lauded as the greatest friend to the LGBT community of any president in American history.

The reemergence of social issues on the presidential campaign trail, coupled with the reversal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy that prevented gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military, has helped Obama improve his standing with this key segment of the liberal base, a vital source of campaign funds for any Democrat running a presidential campaign.

“This kind of Republican campaign has mobilized the community like I haven’t seen since 1992,” said David Mixner, a veteran progressive strategist Newsweek once called the most powerful gay man in America. “There’s a lot at stake. I have no doubt people will be involved in some way in Super PACs. You can count on the major donors of this community doing whatever they have to do to assist in the re-election of this president.”

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228 Responses to “afternoon all”

  1. 1 itgurl_29
    March 1, 2012 at 5:13 pm


  2. 7 Pamela
    March 1, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Second? For a minute…

  3. 18 HZ
    March 1, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Chips, you are the best. Congrats 2 U!!!! (((((((((((((((((((You Double Bless My Soul Daily.))))))))))))))))))))) Donating double today.HZ

  4. 19 Ladyhawke
    March 1, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    How’s That Birth Control War Working Out For Ya?


    And now, behold what the overreach has wrought. First, it helped lead to the likely loss of a GOP Senate seat. Olympia Snowe told the New York Times that a final straw leading to her decision to retire was the Blunt-Rubio amendment—which would do exactly what the Church demands, prohibiting pretty much any health coverage mandates for any employer who registered an objection on conscience grounds. Snowe was under huge pressure to support it, partly to give New England-moderate cover to Scott Brown, who has come out for the amendment and is already under withering attack for that from Elizabeth Warren.



  5. March 1, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    “This kind of Republican campaign has mobilized the community like I haven’t seen since 1992,” said David Mixner, a veteran progressive strategist Newsweek once called the most powerful gay man in America. “There’s a lot at stake. I have no doubt people will be involved in some way in Super PACs. You can count on the major donors of this community doing whatever they have to do to assist in the re-election of this president.”

    John Aravosis haz a sad.

  6. 43 desertflower
    March 1, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Good stuff…so much good stuff 🙂

  7. March 1, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Oh, and allow me to genuflect before Chips for reaching 8 million hits! When I grow up to be an adult blogger I want to be just like Chips. 😀

  8. 48 Pamela
    March 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Just giddy with delight to be here. Little old lady has dozed off, thankfully… Nothing like narcotics to change reality for a while, eh? (hers, not mine, I h.a.t.e narcotics!)

    • 49 GGail
      March 1, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      Pamela – I thought it was you who was ill & in the hospital. See what happens when one misses a thread or two. I hope “Lady” is feeling better.

  9. March 1, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    From NYT about tonight’s events:

    Four separate events are planned for Mr. Obama’s New York jaunt, which together are expected to raise over $5 million for the president’s re-election campaign or for the Democratic National Committee.

    His first stop will be a reception at the Manhattan home of Victor and Sarah Kovner, mainstays of the New York Democratic fund-raising world since the Clinton administration.

    Sometime after 5 p.m., Mr. Obama is expected at a pair of events in the Flatiron neighborhood: A small dinner for 80 guests at ABC Kitchen, where tickets top out at $35,800 a person, and an elaborate gala for more than 900 supporters at ABC Carpet & Home, the furnishings store abutting the restaurant. Tickets for the larger event, which are no longer available, cost $1,000 each.

    A little after 8 p.m., Mr. Obama will make his way to the home of Michael Smith, an interior designer who redid the Oval Office in 2010, and James Costos, an HBO executive, for a dessert reception. The event’s co-hosts have each contributed $38,500, while tickets for other guests were $10,000 apiece.

    As of the end of January, Mr. Obama had raised over $150 million for his campaign.


  10. March 1, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    So my wife’s family is coming to visit around Memorial Day—her dad and sister, and maaaaaaaaaaaaybe her brother and his wife. The father unit was posted at Edwards AFB in the 60s—and wifey was actually born a Californian. So we’re planning a daytrip to take the Edwards tour on June 1. Should be quite a trip down memory lane.

  11. March 1, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    To this (from Charles Pierce): He is the only president of the United States – real or prospective – that I’ve seen in months.

    I say: He is the only President of the United States that I’ve seen in many many years. This is the man that most of us have been paying attention to for three years.

  12. 69 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 1, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    No surprise regarding the majority of Israeli Jews:

    They need to get the fanatics out of their government and the whole world would be a much friendlier place for them and others.

    And, regret the repeat, but we really need to understand that on 6 Nov 2012 we must definitively reject racisim, misogyny & xenophobia and put 1865 firmly behind us. We must begin building that America.


  13. 72 desertflower
    March 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    New and improved Romney tax plan….middle class, bend over and kiss your sorry useless asses!


    • 73 Pamela
      March 1, 2012 at 5:47 pm

      I have been sitting in this hospital for 3 and a half days now, seeing how hard these “middle class” workers are getting the job done, working from the heart, taking the finest care with each and every patient. Not a one of those loud mouth f-ers has a fraction of the stamina of these people I see here!

      • 74 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        March 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm

        Hope you will be home soon and well, Pamela.


        • 75 Pamela
          March 1, 2012 at 6:04 pm

          Oh, thank you bobfr, I am fighting fit.. It is the lady I am caregiver for who is the inpatient. She fell in the night on Monday night, was transported to ER with a fractured sternum (85 years old). I have been with her almost the whole time since… I do go home at night, for now, as I need some level of rest, and my kitty does not like it when I am away overnight.

          • 76 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
            March 1, 2012 at 6:22 pm

            Well, please giver her my best wishes for her recovery and thank you for taking such good care of her, Pamela!!


          • March 1, 2012 at 7:20 pm

            oh gosh I thought the other day that you were ill, glad its not you- but I’m very sorry for your little lady. I hope all goes well & she heals quickly & strongly.

          • 78 GGail
            March 1, 2012 at 8:16 pm

            Pamela – thanks for bringing me up to date as to your being in the ER/hospital. My thoughts are with you and your charge. Be sure to take care of you too!

      • 79 desertflower
        March 1, 2012 at 5:50 pm

        Thinking of you.How’s she doing? Let them know how much we value the hard work they do…24/7/365

    • March 1, 2012 at 5:51 pm


      I really have a sneaking suspicion that the GOP is throwing this election. I mean, when you get panned for your first tax plan because it gives so much away to the rich, you don’t double down and give even MORE away in your revised plan.

      • 81 desertflower
        March 1, 2012 at 6:03 pm

        Crazy, huh? Do they REALLY BELIEVE THIS LINE OF BS???

      • 82 susanne
        March 1, 2012 at 6:07 pm

        unless…you’re truly cynical, and want your rich friends to know how glad they’ll be if they can get you elected.

      • 83 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        March 1, 2012 at 6:25 pm

        LL, These people are so depraved in their greed and so filled with disdain for all but the very few they consider worthy, that it doesn’t surprise me at all.


    • 86 desertflower
      March 1, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      Part of what he said:

      Schaeffer argued that the current state-level legislative push, combined with faux outrage over contraception in Washington, DC leaves Mitt Romney high and dry in the general. He said “I think the Republicans have bought themselves a problem. They’ve painted themselves into a corner, and as I say again, the intellectual figures like Robert George, who have been so clever in getting the Roman Catholic bishops to have this trumped-up issue about civil liberties and religious civil liberties of the Roman Catholic church over contraception, these same guys who are putting bills in statehouses to force women to have ultrasounds before they can have an abortion, it’s all going to come to haunt them because they’ve made religion the center of the campaign, and of course that means religion is going to be an issue for Mitt Romney. So if they had all just been quiet about this, they would have had a chance with him. Now they’ve made it an issue and it will come back to bite them.”

  14. March 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Could the Chicago Tribune do a parody of their “Dewey defeats Truman” headline and print a paper “Romney defeats Obama” just for the President to use at his victory speech ?

  15. 89 nospin
    March 1, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Congratulations on your 8,000,000 hits Chips. This space is truly amazing and it is because of you.

  16. 92 Ladyhawke
    March 1, 2012 at 5:59 pm


    Pelosi mocks GOP for launching Women’s History Month with Blunt amendment


    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hammered Republicans on Thursday for kicking off March — Women’s History Month — with a vote on legislation she claims would curtail women’s access to contraception.
    “Instead of talking about jobs … we’ve moved on to the Blunt amendment — a blunt, sweeping overreach into women’s health,” Pelosi said during her weekly press briefing in the Capitol.
    “This is a women’s health issue,” Pelosi said. “It’s a matter of conscience for each woman, her doctor, her husband, her family and her God to make her own decisions. And as a Catholic I support the right of a women to make that decision.”



  17. March 1, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Thanks so much nospin, the place wouldn’t be anything at all with you and everyone’s support. Thanks again.

  18. 96 Ladyhawke
    March 1, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Weekly Legislative Briefing



    Thursday, March 1, 2012

    At her weekly legislative briefing, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that Congress must work to lower oil and gas prices, blaming Wall street speculators for higher gas and oil prices.

    The Minority Leader said the since President Obama has been in office, domestic oil drilling has quadrupled and the notion that inadequate U.S. production is “simply is not true.”



  19. March 1, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    C-Span have PBO’s 8:20 campaign speech in their live schedule:


  20. 102 africa
    March 1, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Hellllllooooo Everybody. So glad to be here . I am so mad that I miss so much during the day. I can’t wait to get myself a lap top so that I can catch up during the day. I don’t have access to TOD at my work. It hurts my heart so much. Some days, I just want to take a peek.

    So much good stuff. I never get caught up. But I am just grateful to be here at all, no matter how limited my time.

    Thank you Chips!!

    • March 1, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      Helloooooooooo Africa! How’s work going, is it crazy busy?

      • 104 africa
        March 1, 2012 at 6:28 pm

        It is going well!!

        I love, love it. But heck yeah, it is nutty busy and trying to learn as I go along is challenging, but it is all good, thanks to the great folks I work with. Couldn’t ask for better.

    • 105 Pamela
      March 1, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      Hi Africa!

    • 107 nospin
      March 1, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      “Some days, I just want to take a peek.”

      I fell you africa. I tell you there are some days I feel as if I should sign myself up for TOD Anonymous. Because you can’t help but take a peek and then you realize 3 or 4 hours have passed.

      • 108 africa
        March 1, 2012 at 6:56 pm

        LOL. I know what you mean.

      • 109 Pamela
        March 1, 2012 at 8:33 pm

        Well, that is group consciousness; see, I think you are not alone, and I think since really we are here not for ourselves but rather for our collective Voice, and for a greater good than our own, whatever perks come with that are harmless. CanuckJoyce has a brilliant description for the powerful energy for Good on TOD, she might be willing to share it one day. Hey, Chips, maybe you could use the name Goodsticks? Anyway, look who is home before dark today, and before dinner! Yay!

  21. 110 africa
    March 1, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    One more thing. I just love my president. Just love him and his family to pieces. I can’t wait for the campaign to begin.

  22. 111 desertflower
    March 1, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Gov. O’Malley signed the Marriage Equality Bill into law. Congratulations, Marylanders!!! You do our country proud.

  23. 112 Linda
    March 1, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Ninth Circuit Opens Misconduct Review On Judge Who Sent Racist, Anti-Obama Email |

    The Judicial Council of the 9th Circuit will conduct a formal misconduct hearing into Chief Judge Richard Cebull’s decision to email a racist joke about President Obama’s mother having sex with a dog. According to the Ninth Circuit, Cebull initiated the inquiry.

    Additionally, Cebull told Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) that he will formally apologize to the president.

  24. 117 Pamela
    March 1, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    That is it for me, for now. I will be working all weekend this weekend, so may keep missing all the good stuff. Had to say hi to everyone while the thread was short! Find myself thinking that maybe now Olympia Snowe is not seeking re-election, maybe she will get busy and do as much damage as she can to the repugs, while tossing votes to the Dems. It’s the least she can do! Bye for now, my friends. Keeping on!

  25. 118 TheShyLurker
    March 1, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I love Rev. Al, he just shut down Chip Salzman. He got the last word in, then dropped the mic.

    It was beautiful.

  26. March 1, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    DC Metro says it can’t remove ‘Go to Hell’ Obama advertisement
    By Keith Laing – 03/01/12 10:41 AM ET



    • 121 nospin
      March 1, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      Yes they can. They accept tax payers dollars, they damn well can remove that ad. But we need to make the calls. When I called WMATA earlier today one of the reps told me that they are tracking the amount of communications from the Public they receive on this issue. They weren’t happy about it either but it takes folks calling in to make the difference. This has nothing to do with Freedom of Speech especially given the fact that the ad is in a public space that is supplemented due to tax payers dollars.

      contact WMATA
      Call Media Relations. 202-962-1051

      Customer Assistance
      Suggestions, commendations, comments
      Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

      Submit your complaint via Metro online comment form

      By Mail

      Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
      600 5th Street, NW
      Washington, DC 20001
      In Person

      Metro headquarters at the Jackson Graham Building (600 5th Street, NW):

  27. March 1, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Two House Democrats on Thursday morning criticized radio host Rush Limbaugh for calling a law student who testified to Congress that contraceptives should be provided free a “slut” and a “prostitute.” The two members alternatively suggested that women boycott Limbaugh’s show, or call in and argue the point with him.

    Limbaugh was widely quoted as saying Wednesday that Sandra Fluke, who testified before Congress in February, was a “slut” or a “prostitute” for calling for free contraception.

    “She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception,” Limbaugh was quoted as saying.


  28. March 1, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I like how everybody is saying Hi!

    Reminds of the Waltons, when they went to sleep at night!

  29. 131 Dudette
    March 1, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Howdy-doo TOD Family! 🙂


    8 Million Testaments to Your Serene Awesomeness!!!


    Love you crazy!!

  30. 148 prettyfoot58
    March 1, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Rush L and his hateful …sexist words…calling women who use birth control..sluts and whores….

    is this how many women and men view women who use birth control….are they upset that women can have sex when they choose to….

    do they think that married women should not be able to control when they have children….

    is that why Republican Women would vote for this bill instead of speaking out against the Blunt amendment….

    is that why Catholic women are not speaking out in favor of contraception….esp when the majority of Catholic women use contraception…..

    polls say that 61% of women support the President’s position on contraception…how could that be…when 98% of American women either use or have used birth control….


    • 149 anniebella
      March 1, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      Check and see if Rush Limbaugh is getting his maid to run around getting more drug prescriptions for him.

      • 150 anniebella
        March 1, 2012 at 8:26 pm

        I don’t like to say things like this, but Rush’s day will come, he will not continue to get away with his evil.

  31. March 1, 2012 at 6:43 pm


    I’m HONESTLY not deviously trying to send everyone to my fundraiser page at OFA – HONEST! – but could a couple of you click on the donate link in the sidebar on the right and let me know if the name Peggy Pierce shows up??

    Yes, I’m still having this verrrrrrrrrry strange problem of other names (and personal details) showing up on my page: Grrr.

    I think OFA reckon I’m bonkers (and they could be right), but I did as they asked and sent them screenshots of these mystery names, but no solution yet.

    And now I’m Peggy. (I was Peggy before, a while back, then I was Barb, then James, and now Peggy again).

    I’m having an identity crisis here.

    • March 1, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      No go, Mz. Peggy. I’m all clear, no name comes up for me.

      • March 1, 2012 at 7:04 pm

        Mz Peggy 😆

        Thanks Lisa, some of those names showed up for others before when they clicked the link so I just wanted to check that wasn’t still happening – looks like the craziness is just happening for me, then 😕

        • 154 hopefruit2
          March 1, 2012 at 7:06 pm

          Nothing shows up except my regular email address that I use for OFA! Then once I enter my name, all the fields populate with my info 🙂

          OFA hearts hopefruit.

        • March 1, 2012 at 7:08 pm

          I’m sorry, Chips. I know how disconcerting it is when weird things start happening to you on the interwebz. 😦

    • 156 hopefruit2
      March 1, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      LOL @ peggy 🙂 That sounds like a girl that Mitt Romney wished paid him attention in middle school.

      Willard hearts Peggy.

    • 159 donna dem 4 obama
      March 1, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      Hey Chips Congrats on the 8Million hits!!! May there be many millions more 😉

      Nope, I see my name when I go to your link apparently because I stay logged onto OFA so my name always shows when I go to a fundraising page. Sometimes I do get other peoples strange names for some reason. I had to tell a FB friend of mine to contact OFA because for a while everytime I went to a fundraising page her personal info showed up. I’m not sure why this happens but it’s screwy for sure.

      • March 1, 2012 at 7:18 pm

        Hiya Donna, I’m SO relieved this has happened someone else – yikes, that sounds bad! Hopefully it’s an isolated glitch that they’ll sort out soon. Thanks Donna.

      • March 1, 2012 at 7:32 pm

        It’s actually very scary and a terrible security breach. Hope OFA is taking this seriously.

        I get my own info when I click.

    • March 1, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      I see your page with MY contribution info. It is your fundraiser….my info is saved so anytime I donate on the computer that I am on now…all I have to is click an amount and hit submit.

      • March 1, 2012 at 7:14 pm

        Thanks pm, I think anyone who is signed in automatically at OFA never saw those names when they clicked the link, they were only showing up for people not signed in. Thanks again, OFA occasionally get back to me with techy questions, so all of this might (I hope!) help.

  32. 164 hopefruit2
    March 1, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    I hate when Tweety gives those GOP ads free airtime under the guise of “demonstrating” for his show.

  33. March 1, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    If ya didn’t already know, Patricia Heaton is a flaming wingnut. It’s one of the reasons I refuse to watch that show “The Middle” and I refuse to watch “Everybody Loves Raymond” and anything else Patricia Heaton is a star of. It’s my small way to stick it to the wingnuts and I find that I just can’t watch wingnuts celebrities without seeing their wingnuttery…same goes for singers, athletes, directors…whatever.

    Anyhoo, if ya didn’t know, please check out ABL’s post about how Patricia Heaton totally went on a wingnut twitter spree about the Georgetown female student based on Rush-bo’s hate-speak.
    Ya gotta check out the link ABL provides to Heaton’s twitter feed history.

    after seeing it, you’ll feel like I do and never give Heaton’s films, tv, etc your time.


    • 166 Linda
      March 1, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      Is she drunk ?

    • March 1, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      once i read that she proudly supported GW, I said “hell, *uck no!!!” stopped watching reruns of Ray a long, long time ago. shame too cause I really loved it. 😦

      • 169 Proud of Obama
        March 1, 2012 at 7:40 pm

        I never watched that show much when it was on. But the few times that I’ve caught a rerun, I couldn’t stand her character. Now I know why.

      • March 1, 2012 at 7:40 pm

        yep, you and me both. wonder how the rest of the cast like her. I thought Romano and Brad (Ray and Robert) were both Dems, but I’m probably wrong.

    • 173 EDP4BHO
      March 1, 2012 at 7:44 pm

      I knew that about her, and stopped watching “Raymond” for a short time, until I realized Ray Romano supports PBO, so now I watch it, and block her out altogether. Little skanky bitch. Who knew Hollywood could attract so many nutjobs- now we know since the rise of one Barack Hussein Obama.

    • 174 anniebella
      March 1, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      Well I don’t watch the middle and won’t watch anything Patricia Heaton is on anymore.

  34. March 1, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    any resident law buffs know if the Georgetown student has any course of action that involves ramming Rushbo’s word down his throat and maybe hurting his pocket a hell of a lot?

    BTW, Miss Fluke put out a statement on Rushbo

    Sandra Fluke Issues Statement On Limbaugh’s Comments And Public Support

  35. 179 donna dem 4 obama
    March 1, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    We are going to need a crate of popcorn before the clown show concludes this summer.

    The Republican Michigan Party apparently took a delegate away from Santorum. HeHeHeHeHe and he haz a sad:


    Saul Anuzis, a member of the credentials committee, said the party’s rules were passed in early February to award the two at-large delegates to the statewide winner, but that a memo sent, in error, to the candidates’ campaigns said the delegates would be distributed proportionately.

    “While we regret the error in the memo, it does not change what was voted on by the committee,” Anuzis said. “This is much to do about nothing.”

    Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley called the delegate situation “The kind of backroom dealing, political thuggery that just cannot happen in America.”

    “We never thought the Romney campaign would rig the outcome of the election by changing the rules after the vote,” he added. “It’s very clear the rules were not followed by the establishment so they could prop up their hand-picked candidate.”


    • 180 jacquelineoboomer
      March 1, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      Now THAT is funny! Santorum probably cries himself to sleep every night, anyway, so what’s one more night? 🙂

  36. March 1, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Suspicious package found at Limbaugh’s house. His brain?


    • March 1, 2012 at 7:28 pm

      BWWAAAHAHAHAA. Empty echo hollow package.

    • 185 jacquelineoboomer
      March 1, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      So funny! (He’s pathetic, but what you wrote is hysterical. Surely this will be the turning point for Limbaugh – maybe they’ll finally stop using him as their brain!)

      • March 1, 2012 at 7:37 pm

        I just don’t know Jacqueline, it seems like the viler he gets the more the right love him. If they were even semi-sane they’d be embarrassed by him.

        How are you doing? And how is your son doing – such an amazing time for him.

        • 187 jacquelineoboomer
          March 1, 2012 at 7:43 pm

          Chips (er … Peggy … according to what I read upthread) – I am doing great. And tonight, even better, since for the first time in days I’m able to get on TOD without my computer’s acting all nuttified. Think I told you it wouldn’t settle in, kept scrolling. Whatever. I’m unstoppable now.

          My son is doing superbly. This could be one of the best years (in his life) yet. Thanks for asking about him, sugar, and congrats on the 8M!

          • March 1, 2012 at 7:48 pm

            Oh, don’t talk to me about nuttified computers, Jacqueline – I am an authority on the subject! (Without actually being able to fix them, of course).

            Relieved to hear the site’s okay for you now, what a weird problem (although I mentioned to you something similar happened me before, but on every site I visited – bizarre).

            Great to hear about your son, sounds like it’s a magical time for him, may the joy never end!

  37. 190 Jessica
    March 1, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Wonder what this is from. Never seen it before.

  38. March 1, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    I have been so busy these last 2 days it’s been hard for me to keep up with the news. This Blunt Bill and Rush’s words just blow me away. I can’t believe we are really in 2012. The teapubs have a death wish I believe. Now off to catch up on all the readings.

  39. 201 hopefruit2
    March 1, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Chips please delete this hoax 🙂

  40. March 1, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    So Romney is in Ohio with Chris Christie. Does anyone care what the Governor of Jersey Shore thinks, or is this a way to see if Christie is golden to the GOP base enough to make him a viable VP candidate

  41. March 1, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Just a reminder everyone, C-Span have live coverage of PBO’s speech at 8:20 ET – will post heads up nearer the time.

  42. March 1, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    I looked up his name and there was nothing. then looked up his name pulse “dead’ and stumbled upon a long list on “he’s dead” articles dating all the way back to 2003. Looks like every year they post something like this.

  43. 210 Linda
    March 1, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    BREAKING: Bomb Threat at Rush Limbaugh’s Home

    PALM BEACH, Fla. – The bomb squad has been called to the Palm Beach home of Rush Limbaugh.

    Officials say security found a suspicious package and called for assistance.

    The conservative talk-show host lives on North Ocean Boulevard.

    Limbaugh has been under fire recently for comments he made regarding contraception.

    Read more: http://www.kentuckynewsnetwork.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=104668&article=9840399#ixzz1nuqBCSU7

  44. 215 collegekay
    March 1, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Sounds like a twitter rumor.

  45. 216 JER
    March 1, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    UPDATED: 7:41 pm EST March 1, 2012

    PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad is at Rush Limbaugh’s home to assist the Palm Beach Police Department, WPBF 25 News has learned. The nature of the emergency at 1495 N. Ocean Blvd. is not known at this time.

    Read more: http://www.wpbf.com/news/30582603/detail.html#ixzz1nuqxigr4

  46. 217 Dudette
    March 1, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Why does Tweety keep playing Limbaugh’s disgusting rant? Once at the top of the hour was enough. He’s pretty much devoted the entire hour to it. Isn’t he essential promoting it?

  47. 219 lmrj
    March 1, 2012 at 8:01 pm

  48. March 1, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Hello family, I’ve been here, but no time to post. My brother and I met today with Hospice and he signed the papers for our mother to begin receiving that care. Seems we are looking at 3-6 months. Of course, that’s a guesstimate……none of us have the promise of tomorrow. It is so sad, remembering how vibrant she once was.

    As I needed to unwind and get my mind off my day, I ventured over to the orange site and found this: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/02/29/1069618/-What-Happened-Before-the-Rescue-of-the-Domestic-Auto-Industry?via=siderec. I scanned through some of the comments. All I saw were positive. Must confess I had never heard about this loan and frankly, never thought about that part of the industry needing to be in place.

    • 225 Pamela
      March 1, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      tnmtngirl, blessings to your Mother, and to your family. Hospice care was a good and wise decision. We all have only so many years, then our time is done. If we have lived them well, if we have done all the good within our power, and leave the world a better place, we can rest in peace. Your Mother was part of the Greatest Generation. They all worked so selflessly together during the war years, they gave new meaning to collective energy, brought into being the group consciousness we were privileged to live in the 60’s. I pray your Mother’s last months and weeks are a sacred time for you all. God bless you.

  49. 227 nospin
    March 1, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Rush Limpballs needs to have his ass kicked after he is fired.

  50. March 1, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Heads up everyone:


    (Yikes, the comments have gone wonky, they’re not going where they should!)

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