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the aipac speech

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  1. March 4, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Hey Chips ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. March 4, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    missed ya..you’ve been gone too long ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  3. March 4, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    AWW my lord…..Thank you…(Hugs) much love dear one…..
    You made my day/week….

    • 8 desertflower
      March 4, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      month/year ๐Ÿ™‚

      • March 4, 2012 at 5:21 pm

        lets’ go for 5years @ D/F…lol

        • 10 HZ
          March 4, 2012 at 5:55 pm

          Congrats Kasai. Oh, I love this one also. I was trying to be soooooooooo good today, but this calls for the ‘Naughty Mats.” Just kidding ladies, but Chips has not had to pull the mats out lately.

          After that speech at the AIPAC Conference this morning(still looking refreshed and in command) this is just dessert. We love you, Mr. President, and we totally respect you. But we enjoy our fun as a family but holding you in the highest respect always.HZ

  4. 13 Linda
    March 4, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    While Rush Limbaugh has offered his fake apology to Sandra Fluke for calling her a slut and a whore, it’s important to recall each of the 52 times last week when Rush insulted Fluke.

    So I’ve ( not I, as in Me )compiled a comprehensive list, each of them linked to Limbaugh’s own transcript of what he said. Does one half-hearted apology make up for 52 smears?

    http://limbaughbook.blogspot.com/2012/03/rushs-52-smears-against-sandra-fluke.html

    • 14 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      March 4, 2012 at 4:45 pm

      Thank you Linda. Here’s a little shout-out on Twitter:

      #PRESSON

      • 15 Linda
        March 4, 2012 at 4:51 pm

        Thanks Bob….I read that Clear Channel was hanging up on callers Friday….and the some of the advertisers Mail boxes are full.

        • 16 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
          March 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm

          Of course, Linda.

          Well, if @ClearChannel thought Friday was tough, wait until tomorrow!!!

          #PRESSON

          • March 4, 2012 at 5:02 pm

            It seems in the day of 24 hour news cycle & social media, Rush Limbaugh and others of his ilk, can’t get away with their usual BS!

            • 18 utaustinliberal
              March 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm

              Yeah, especially that cretin Patricia Heaton. She deleted her twitter account after the huge backlash she received but I hope more people keep tweeting, calling, and emailing @ABC and @TheMiddle_ABC. I read her tweets and the level of viciousness she aimed at Sandra Fluke and her parents was not only unprofessional but unbefitting of one woman to another woman.

              First she injected herself into the Terry Schiavo case, then she went after Michael J. Foxx who has Parkinson’s disease and claimed he wanted to clone human beings and kill human babies, then she went on a tear against any one who called out Andrew Breitbart for his hate and fear mongering. Frankly, enough is enough.

              • March 4, 2012 at 5:32 pm

                Wow I did not realize she was a habitual and serial moron!

                Can’t believe she went after Michael J. Fox, what a total bitch!

              • 20 EDP4BHO
                March 4, 2012 at 5:38 pm

                Has the b been in any tv shows or movies lately? If not, no wonder.

                • 21 utaustinliberal
                  March 4, 2012 at 6:22 pm

                  She’s on a show on ABC called “The Middle.” Frankly, Modern Family is better.

                  • 22 Cindy Sweatt
                    March 5, 2012 at 12:02 am

                    I had no idea about her!!! I really liked her show, but will NEVER watch it again. I would never have thought this about her. Wow! I am kind of shocked.

              • March 4, 2012 at 5:48 pm

                Wrote this when I found out yesterday

              • March 4, 2012 at 5:50 pm

                I think she is going to soon learn that a lot of folks have power to remove certain people or shows off the air. I didn’t mind that she was a Republican. She can support who she wants. However, I believe on this one she showed her ass, because this was a woman in the public eye who went after a humble and gracious private citizen. I just hope that she has saved all her money from Raymond, Back To You and this show or has made a lot of friends in Hollywood, because this could make her persona non grata in Hollywood to the point of her only being in Hallmark Channel movies.

              • 25 anniebella
                March 4, 2012 at 6:57 pm

                I never knew Patricia Heaton was such a nut.

            • 26 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
              March 4, 2012 at 5:27 pm

              So true & they are demonstrating that they really do not like at all the level playing field and we are certainly leveling it – and them!

              #PRESSON

              • 27 HZ
                March 4, 2012 at 6:18 pm

                Hi Bobfr and a4alice, Ms. Heaton has evidently forgotten that she is ‘a woman’ also. Rush insulted all women when he made that comment. How can a decent woman, mother, sister, grandmother Not get that. That is also a sad commentary on Ms. Heaton.

                I suffered severly in my young days growing up as a girl, then on to college where I suffered, and finally during my first job, I found out that it was Endomitriosis. I had to be put on BC pills, then finally had to go through 3 surgeries as well..

                I understand why and how much courage it took for Ms. Fluke to go and speak on behalf of her friend and millions of women. So, someone tell Mr. Rush, this is not a”humorous” thing. I do not accept that. Ms. Sandra Fluke should not be called a slut because she had the courage and fight in her to speak on behalf of those who can’t get that courage. I stand with her.HZ

                • 28 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
                  March 4, 2012 at 10:07 pm

                  In solidarity, HZ.

                  Thank you.

                • 30 Cindy Sweatt
                  March 5, 2012 at 12:08 am

                  HZ, I sympathize with your struggles and don’t mean to minimize them, but I guess I don’t care for what reason a woman uses BC pills. Even though I myself have been prudish in my life, I think every women can think for herself and use BC pills for whatever her choices are. I do not qualify it. Even if she is having wild sex with whomever she wants. It is not my business and certainly not RL or Patricia Heaton’s business.

                  • 31 HZ
                    March 5, 2012 at 1:35 am

                    Cindy Sweatt, thank you, however, I did not write my comment to receive sympathy from anyone. I simply wrote to give an example of the fact that at the core of Ms. Flukes’ testimony was the fact that the BC(the Pill) is Not just used for just sexual reasons; as Rush seems to be accusing her of having sex so often thus leading her to have to be using the Pill so often.

                    My comment is the fact that women use medically the Pill because of many ailments and not just after or before sex. As you listen to RL, he constantly was speaking in that frame of mind, and I find that to be unacceptable when women know, medical doctors know that that is not the only reason women use the pill. In fact, Tally wrote a great piece today explaining a great lesson for all men to read, in my opinion, and certainly, RL.

                    I do think that every woman should have the right to make a sound and wise personal decision with her medical doctor when it is appropriate to make the decision how the Pill will benefit her needs medically. I did that, and I will fight for my right to continue to do so as well as to fight for that right for every young or old woman to have that choice.

                    We can educate some people including men about the various uses and benefits of the Pill. Maybe this will be as good a time as ever as we bring women out to discuss this subject.

                    You have a wonderful evening and thank you for your comment.HZ

        • 32 anniebella
          March 4, 2012 at 6:54 pm

          Isn’t Clear Channel connected to Bain’s Capitol in some way? You know the King of the Flip Flopper ex work place.

          • 33 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
            March 4, 2012 at 7:08 pm

            Bain Capital owns Clear Channel. Romney still collects income from Bain Capital and, thus, has benefited from the vile that Rush spews.

            Thus:

            #PRESSON

            • 34 Mel
              March 4, 2012 at 7:54 pm

              The parent company of Hufpost has yet to dropped Limbaugh, and by theway her is Ariana Huf
              on this one? no coment?????? and The Big mouth Michael Moore!! we should demand a coment from
              they do they agreed with Lmbaugh?

  5. March 4, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    That photo above was the first one I saved to my c drive LOl I felt I learned something cool to do with my computer. There was a whole website devoted just to the shades he wears. maybe I can find it….

  6. March 4, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Congrats on 1st, Kasai… and thanks for the aipac speech, Ms Chips! I had missed it completely.

  7. March 4, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Dear Chips:

    I must confess..even though I don’t know where you live..I was a bit worried about you..with all the hurricanes going on..I thought to myself and almost brought it up for discussion…God forbids..if there’s an e,emergency with you..How would we know? and able to help?

    • 41 hopefruit2
      March 4, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      Good question kasai! But I think Chips has relatives (mom, etc., ) who know she’s doing this thread – right ? Chips ๐Ÿ™‚

    • March 4, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      Ah, you’re a sweetheart Kasai, but fear not, I’m a LONG way away from hurricanes and the like – in a mysterious, but very safe and distant location! Weekends are just my busiest time at work, so I don’t get much time to hang out here. All’s good, thanks so much Kasai, you’re a pet.

  8. March 4, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I mean will they let us know?? I am like a worried mother…lol

    • 45 yardarm756
      March 4, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      Hiya kasai. Don’t worry about Admiral Chips She’s too tough for even a major squall. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 48 vcprezofan2
      March 4, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      Kasai, I know EXACTLY how you felt! The first time Chips Chica stayed away from her TODville home for hours (years ago) I and others here were in a real pelter! We woke up AND THERE WAS NO equivalent ‘Rise and Shine’ for almost the entire morning/day!!!! Some of us asked the same questions you are asking. I for one had visions of calling out the RCMP while others were scouring the neighbourhood trying to retrace her steps. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We had a real ‘stern’ talking to with Chips Chica upon her return! Ever since that time, she usually signals when she’s going to be missing with a ‘See you later’ or some such. {Seems like being gone from family for long periods of time can be a problem when you have too many houses. Chips ๐Ÿ˜‰ } Kasai, I so understand that it’s a rough feeling to feel so connected and worried, and helpless, about the well-being of someone whom you might easily walk by on the street because though your spirit recognizes her, your eyes wouldn’t! And ‘poor’ Chips, being accountable to all these cyber family members making big time claims on her time. ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

  9. 50 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 4, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Summary of efforts on Twitter:

    In support of HZ’s wonderful recommendations:

    Make @ClearChannel perform & pay:

    Petition to get #Rush off of AFN:

    And, a reminder of how the Koch’s & GOP continue to enable Iran & make even more money on oil speculation:

    Thank you for everything the TOD community is doing.

    #PRESSON

  10. 60 hopefruit2
    March 4, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Linda posted on the last thread that former First Lady Barbara Bush has been making robocalls to Ohio Voters on behalf of Mitt Romney. Although the call is supposedly about Super Tuesday, Mrs. Bush takes a cheap shot at our President “America cannot afford four more years of Barack Obama” while saying absolutely nothing about the other three GOP contenders. I now understand why she’s stooping this low:

    // In Ohio โ€“ where President Obamaโ€™s approval rating stands at 45 percent โ€“ he leads Paul by 10 points among registered voters (48 to 38 percent), Romney by 12 points (50 to 38 percent), Santorum by 14 (50 to 36 percent) and Gingrich by 15 (51 to 36 percent). //

    http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/04/10571792-nbc-newsmarist-poll-santorum-romney-neck-and-neck-in-ohio

    • 61 Lorraine
      March 4, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      She is just reminding. people of her son whom I respect but was the biggest failure we’ve had since President Hoover.

    • 62 anniebella
      March 4, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      No, Barbara Bush, what this country couldn’t take was the eight years of your son G.W. Bush. He’s the one who left this country in a dam mess President Obama is still trying to clean up.Please remember that if you can.

      • 63 Betsy
        March 4, 2012 at 8:41 pm

        This ^^^

        • 64 HZ
          March 5, 2012 at 1:46 am

          I was driving alone today Anniebella, and I thought of similar thoughts regarding Mrs. Barbara Bush comments on that call. I will say this boldly: Most young people who will live long after I am gone will remember the good that POB did for this country and for them for more that they will recall her son as their president.

          I would surely want to see POB continue to lead this country Anyday for a second term. Now, if America is smart, POB certainly does deserve a second term. How dare she. Enough said, but I stand by every word that I have spoken.HZ

  11. March 4, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Just canceled my Lifelock service! They are so stupid, I wouldn’t have known anything different, until this whole Rush Limbaugh thing blew up, and when I did a little more digging, I found that they are a dubious company!

    I feel like such a schmuck for falling for their spiel!

  12. 67 GGail
    March 4, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Good west coast Sunday Chipsticks & TOD family

    Congrats kasai on being #1

    Thanks Chipsticks for that photo – I don’t know what it is that makes it hot, but it is!!!!!

    Thanks also for the aipac speech for I was in church and didn’t hear it live.

    We have 70 degree weather here in Los Angeles today – whew is it hot out there ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. 74 Jessica
    March 4, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Random —>I can’t believe it’s March already. This year will blow by. Once you graduate high school time just fly’s by.

    Barbara Bush has a lot of nerve to be talking about what this country can afford when she birthed George W. The most expensive and debt inducing President in the history of this nation.

    • 75 Linda
      March 4, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      I cannot even remember if she had a signature project when she was first Lady….do you ?

    • March 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      You know a long time ago, I kind of felt sorry for Barbara Bush when she was set to speak at Wellesly, but there was so much protest, she had to back out. The students protested that she dropped out of Wellesly to marry George HW Bush.

      But after George W Bush, I no longer felt sorry for Barbara Bush, and I lost all respect for her, for giving us Bush!

      • 83 Jessica
        March 4, 2012 at 5:05 pm

        I never paid her a penny of attention but she made me roll my eyes so hard with those Katrina comments. That showed her true colors. Very privileged, sheltered white woman.

        • March 4, 2012 at 5:13 pm

          Oh so true!!! I couldn’t believe what a bitch comment that was! I thought it very cold, especially as she is a grandmother!!

          I was so pissed at her after that comment!!!

        • 86 EDP4BHO
          March 4, 2012 at 5:33 pm

          Yep, and it’s a shame PBO found it necessary to call her an “extraordinary woman” during a presentation. I love my PBO, but somehow I will be glad when he can become a private citizen and not have to deal with the BS that is protocal in his role as President. Of course, after 2016, I will miss him like crazy. And by the way, I can’t remember that “b” standing for anything worthwhile. I didn’t really pay attention.

          • 87 vcprezofan2
            March 4, 2012 at 6:02 pm

            As a person who loves words and their latent subtlety in the hands/minds of the gifted, I have no problems with PBO calling Barbara an ‘extraordinary woman’. From the little I do know of her I would have interpreted his words negatively, especially if I’d heard him say this, for example, after I heard the dead fetus and bottle story. Put another way, words convey different things to different people and really smart wordsmiths can have fun in my opinion. I believe PBO is a smart wordsmith. Of course, he’s also a caring and warm person so he might not use his words this way, but I can dream. ๐Ÿ˜‰

            Are you the Edp with family in the tornado area, and if so how did they fare?

            • 88 EDP4BHO
              March 4, 2012 at 7:34 pm

              No, no family in those spots, but in NC, VA, NO. I didn’t know there was another edp out there. As for PBO as a wordsmith, I’m sure he is, but I really want him to find another word besides extraordinary. This is my mild critique, much as I would chide my son….LOL. He really does have a vast vocabulary, so you may be onto something when you said ” really smart wordsmiths can have fun in my opinion”. You think maybe your dream could be true? As in Mrs. Bush is an “extraordinary woman” . ๐Ÿ˜€

              • 89 vcprezofan2
                March 4, 2012 at 7:55 pm

                I saw an Edp at the candles praying for family, so thinking it was MY TOD edp, I lit an extra candle in support. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Tho it isn’t you, I still wish that person’s family all the best.

            • 90 yardarm756
              March 4, 2012 at 8:01 pm

              I’m with you vcprez. A duckbilled platypus is extraordinary and so is a red assed baboon. ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

    • 94 vcprezofan2
      March 4, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      If I was sure that was the real Barbara Bush robo-calling, I would not hesitate to send this as a tweet. Then again, I saw her in an interview on Larry K once and she did seem quite ‘nervy’ in her comment on the Alaska Barbie.

      • 95 Anya
        March 4, 2012 at 6:12 pm

        It’s the real Barbara Bush, but her robo call did not include the attack on the President. The above quote is from the orginal script. I think Mrs Bush declined to attack PBO. I doubt the Bush women or even George H.W. Bush will be attack dogs.

        Here’s what ABC said:
        Notably, Bush tweaked the original script of the robocalls in Ohio and Vermont, cutting out a mild attack line against President Obama โ€“ โ€Iโ€™m supporting Mitt for one simple reason: America cannot survive four more years of Barack Obama, and Mitt is the man to lead America, and we need him nowโ€ โ€“ and replacing it with a personal reference to the Romneys.
        Jim McGrath, a spokesman for the Bushes, said that โ€œMrs. Bush changed the script.โ€

        http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/barbara-bush-robo-calls-for-mitt-romney-in-ohio-and-vermont/

        • 96 vcprezofan2
          March 4, 2012 at 6:32 pm

          Thanks, Anya! Glad now that I didn’t tweet the comment about her opinion on what the country can afford. I’m learning to wait a while sometimes before acting on Twitter, so that I don’t have to apologize or feel guilty because I misinterpreted. I tell myself I’m exercising restraint as a nouveau-journalist ๐Ÿ˜‰ until I am reasonably sure my comment is valid. Of course, most of the time I’m just slow hopping back and forth between the two media. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • 97 Anya
            March 4, 2012 at 6:58 pm

            You are very prudent, vcprezofan2.

          • 99 Chi
            March 5, 2012 at 8:10 am

            I will wait to to confirm that there was indeed a tweak to this robo call from those in Ohio who received them…

            ABCnews/blog and Barbara Bush’s spokesperson are not exactly what one would call ‘reliable’ sources…

            I actually think that she did say those words and that this is a damage control effort to stymie criticism…

            Sorry ‘Anya’…

        • 100 Betsy
          March 4, 2012 at 8:45 pm

          I think her husband actually likes President Obama as does Jeb Bush. They disagree on policy, but I think they respect him.

    • 101 susanne
      March 4, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      well said, jessica! why in the world would we listen to her opinion?

      and if you want to watch time fly, just wait till you’re over 60–seems like every couple of months, it’s christmas again!

    • 104 anniebella
      March 4, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      Jessica, you are so right Barbara Bush does have alot of nerve. She think someone have forgotten her dumb ass son, who left this country in such a mess. She ought to be keeping her mouth quiet considering what her son did to this country.

      • 105 anniebella
        March 4, 2012 at 10:16 pm

        Well I can admit when I’m wrong, but in this case Barbara Bush’s son was a sorry President, he did leave this country in a mess.

    • 106 Pamela
      March 4, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      Just keep flying along Jessica! After about age 55, it starts to feel like Christmas comes twice a year!

  14. 110 Hachikล
    March 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    ProFlowers finally “suspends” their ads on Limpball’s show. Took ’em too long as far as I’m concerned. http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/industries/a-7th-advertiser-backs-away-from-limbaughs-show-after-he-calls-law-student-slut/2012/03/04/gIQAm041qR_story.html

  15. March 4, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Well, we don’t have to figure the moods of how people feel about Barbara Bush here. The Katrina comments notwithstanding, she was the same woman who would indirectly called Kitty Dukakis and Geraldine Ferarro bitches. So, she wouldn’t be high on the list of the nation’s favorite First Ladies, thats for damn sure. On the endorsement, it really isn’t a good one. I mean, if your whole stick for the former First Lady is that the other guy would be terrible and not about the man you are endorsing, how he would change the nation for the better, or what kind of person he seems to be to you, it basically tells me that you are really doing the ad because its the party line and its your duty to do this.

    For example, Mamie Eisenhower’s endorsement of Nixon in 1972.

    http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/commercials/1972/mamie

  16. March 4, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Please stop me. I’m on the OFA store website figuring out new ways to blow my upcoming paycheck. Every minute I stay on the site picking out what I’m gonna buy when I get my check, the total goes up. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ This is why I stay away from OFA. That store is my purse’s enemy. ๐Ÿ˜

    • 121 desertflower
      March 4, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      lisa..you’re saving the country. One PBO purchase at a time ๐Ÿ™‚ Look at it that way…

    • 122 Jessica
      March 4, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      I feel your pain. I blew $100 the last time I was there. They have the IPhone cases and I want one so bad but guess what…. I don’t have an Iphone.

    • 128 Linda
      March 4, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      hahah…go for it….

      I highly recommend the tote with the sun logo and 2012. Don’t buy the yoga pants unless you are very tall. I spent $145.00 last time and went to the Dems Atlanta site and bought the poster and a bunch of buttons…

      • March 4, 2012 at 6:06 pm

        I’m looking at the tote with 2012 stamped all over it, the bangle bracelet set, and the silver rising sun pin. Yikes!!!!!

        • 130 Linda
          March 4, 2012 at 6:22 pm

          I almost bought the stamped one…but the one I got is embroidered and really top quality…better than I expected… I also got the soy candle and a baseball cap….with the 2012 on front and the website on the back..

          My son told me not to wear it here in Georgia…teehee. I will anyway..

        • 131 Pamela
          March 4, 2012 at 10:04 pm

          The silver pin is a pleasure to wear, Oh! So is the gold, and now I am going to have to buy some blouses with sleeves that accept cufflinks, as I somehow ended up two pairs of those! I could go on and on, and on. And on. And on.;)

    • March 4, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      you’re not alone. I bought all 4 Iphone 4 cases and then I went ahead and both a fleece jacket (winter is pretty much over in DFW. Don’t know when I’m gonna wear it…LOL) a warm-up jacket, a pink and gray exercise bag and a neck attachment for my ID and such.

    • 133 Pamela
      March 4, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      Well, some of us are right here in the hole with you, lisalovesobama, pretty painless, until you have to buy gas or food! Still, I go in every day just to peek, have lost track of how much I’ve spent in the past 3 months, but I sure have a lot of really nice stuff! Almost don’t care really, same as in 2008, if this is one way to keep PBO where he belongs, and where we ALL need him, I don’t mind going broke to do it. I like to think I have some very collectible pieces for my grandchildren, if I ever have any! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. 134 desertflower
    March 4, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46620985/ns/business-us_business/#.T1PvQYflPeg

    Clear Channel’s Premiere Radio Networks Inc. hosts Limbaugh’s program, one of the country’s most popular talk radio shows. The company is supporting Limbaugh, whose on-air contract with Premiere runs through 2016.

    “The contraception debate is one that sparks strong emotion and opinions on both sides of the issue,” Premiere Networks said in a statement emailed Sunday by spokeswoman Rachel Nelson. “We respect the right of Mr. Limbaugh, as well as the rights of those who disagree with him, to express those opinions.”

    I’m sorry. This wasn’t AN OPINION! It was an slanderous LIE!

    • 135 globalcitizenlinda
      March 4, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      morons! i bet the women in their lives are very proud of this hate-mongering and degrading behavior towards women

    • 136 susanne
      March 4, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      here’s the part that makes me want to scream: flush’s program is ‘one of the country’s most popular radio shows’. why would anyone listen to the vile blather of that sick man?

    • 137 Linda
      March 4, 2012 at 6:18 pm

      I cannot believe a woman spokesperson would go along …..she has no self esteem, I guess.

    • March 4, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      FIG Clear Channel! The Pigbutt’s words were pure slander and he should be sued for all he is worth. He doesn’t have the latitude of “opinion” or “free speech” here since he was not discussing a politician or media figure but a civilian young woman who he knew less than nothing about. He just decided to vilify her for his own personal pleasure and ratings.

      He should get his lard ass sued off & Clear Channel with him! QED!!!

    • 141 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      March 4, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      #PRESSON

      • 142 desertflower
        March 4, 2012 at 6:38 pm

        THIS. I read that she was considering this….

      • March 4, 2012 at 6:46 pm

        Thanks, Bobfr, I’m no lawyer but it sure seems to me that what the Lardbucket did would qualify as slander & he should have to pay for that. He totally vilified this young woman and her reputation on a national venue with no evidence or knowledge of her personally. She is not some media figure or politician that he can say is “fair game” under “free speech.”

        What he has done is unconscionable. I know our slander laws are not as tough as in the UK but there should be some recourse for this young woman that would make that piece of slime and Clear Channel really bleed…..$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

        • 144 yardarm756
          March 4, 2012 at 7:02 pm

          The only thing ag911 it would never get to court. The manatees lawyer would settle out of court. The fun part would be suing the station and the sponsors. Woohooo. Talk about weasels running for cover.

        • 145 57andFemale
          March 4, 2012 at 7:06 pm

          It’s a tough call legally. Ms. Fluke chose to enter the public square by agreeing to testify — does that constitute being a public figure? I’m assuming legal opinions would vary on this one.

          • 146 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
            March 4, 2012 at 7:23 pm

            Hi 57!

            Not a lawyer so this may be totally incorrect.

            It doesn’t matter what your status is, if someone attacks you with an array of harmful lies as well as vile insults, which he did, you should have recourse.

            Clear Channel knowingly enabled his attacks.

            He didn’t attack once. He did so multiple times on multiple days.

            He used a massive weapon compared to the victim – international broadcast radio. And, he solicited pornography (wanting to view her videos of her having sex), via FCC regulated, inter-state communication systems, to wit:

            “18) โ€œMs. Fluke and the rest of you feminazis, here’s the deal: If we are going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. And I’ll tell you what it is. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.โ€” Source: http://limbaughbook.blogspot.com/2012/03/rushs-52-smears-against-sandra-fluke.html

            Again, I’m not a lawyer. But, I can imagine that more than one lawyer has already being consulting with 3rd year law student, Sandra Fluke (speculation, of course) about legal recourse both against Rush & Clear Channel & perhaps even their sponsors.

            #PRESSON

      • 147 lmrj
        March 4, 2012 at 6:54 pm

        It at least deserves a defamation of character suit. Hope she decides to go forward with it.

        • 148 Dudette
          March 4, 2012 at 7:19 pm

          Makes me wonder what becomes of Shirley Sherrod’s suit against Breitbart now that he’s deceased. Does it get dropped automatically, or does it go against his company/estate if the plaintiff wants to continue?

          • 149 vcprezofan2
            March 4, 2012 at 7:32 pm

            This is going to sound heartless, but the thought has crossed my mind – fleetingly of course – that if Ms F brings a serious court case against RL he might experience the same outcome as AB. In my defense I’ll say I did not encourage this thought. It just popped into my head.

  18. March 4, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    hey twitter brigade, question. does anyone have twitter on their smarphones? I do and I find I have replies that I don’t get in my email, I only see them on my phone. Are you guys experiencing this at all?

    • 151 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      March 4, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      Alice, I use tweetdeck on my iPhone, not twitter, so am not familiar with that problem. Do know that lots of RTs that I get don’t generate an email notice to me. Have no idea why. And, I’m spending so much time trying to create tweets and RT others that I’m falling ever further behind thanking people for the RTs. Hope folk understand and that I’m not being rude.

      #PRESSON

      • 152 utaustinliberal
        March 4, 2012 at 6:33 pm

        Did you enable your twitter setting to send all follows, retweets or direct messages to your email account? If you did, you might want to go back again to your profile settings and see if those features are enabled and saved.

        • March 4, 2012 at 7:07 pm

          i did check that and yes it’s supposed to be sending me stuff. I found a whole bunch of people that I didn’t even know had been talking to me on the “@connect” and then “interactions” seems like I should be getting that. through my email notifications. I guess if I know that I need to look there then maybe I can keep up. Like you Bob I don’t want ppl to think I’m being rude and ignoring them. I didn’t even know they were talking to me! Whoops!

      • March 4, 2012 at 7:02 pm

        Bobfr, you are the best. We do not even entertain the idea of you being ‘rude’ okay. You are helping all of us in so many wonderful ways, you will never be called ‘rude’ by your family here. We love you and we appreciate you so very much. Thanks Bobfr.HZ

        • 156 Dudette
          March 4, 2012 at 7:16 pm

          Cosign!!

        • 157 vcprezofan2
          March 4, 2012 at 7:26 pm

          Cosign 2, Bobfr. I can’t imagine how you keep on top of things with so many followers! You just do your thing knowing that most of us here don’t expect you to acknowledge our RTs, which form a part of our role on the TOD Twitter brigade.

      • March 4, 2012 at 7:14 pm

        You only get email notification of RTs and favorites if you follow the person doing this. Otherwise you have to check your “Connect” link or they show up on whatever 3rd party client you use.

      • March 4, 2012 at 7:41 pm

        Honestly, there’s no need to thank for every single RT because there are so many. Everyone knows the courtesy is appreciated so no worries.

      • 161 Betsy
        March 4, 2012 at 8:51 pm

        You could never be rude Bobfr. I forget to thank for RT’s all the time, so every so often, I just say thanks to everyone who retweets me. I just don’t have time to thank everyone, and I am sure there are many like me ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 162 utaustinliberal
      March 4, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      Did you enable your twitter account to send all messages, follows, and retweets you get to your email as well?

    • 164 mtmarilyn (@mtmarilyn2)
      March 4, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      I have twitter on my Droid and have had no problems yet. I get them in my email and on my phone in a separate reponse. Good luck.

  19. 165 globalcitizenlinda
    March 4, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Call me cynical but I do not buy putin’s fake tears – I think that the next few years are going to be interesting in Russia and I hope that putin’s insistence on re-taking power does not result in the return of the super communist to power

  20. March 4, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Home from the movie. It was very good. (Descendants) I recommend if you haven’t seen it.

  21. 171 globalcitizenlinda
    March 4, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Hey those who are part of the Twitter activism, why are we not sending tweets that more emphatically connect willard romney to bain, clear channel and the rushlimbaugh comments. we should emphasize this connection since he is the virtual employer for the women hater .

    willard told us a few weeks ago that he love firing people so why is it that through his bani and clear channel connections, he does not fire rush

  22. 187 defytheodds
    March 4, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Civil rights milestone

    President Obama issued the following statement on a milestone in the civil-rights movement that occurred on this day in 1965: “Today, we mark the 47th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, where hundreds of courageous men and women risked their lives in the name of equality. Those brave marchers knew the danger that awaited them on the other side of the Edmund Pettus Bridge but they pressed on, stepping into history as they challenged the nation’s conscience. Today, we remember their courage in the face of danger and the spirit of perseverance that helped lead to iconic legislation like the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. We also recommit ourselves to their struggle and to the idea that we should always seek a more perfect union.”

    • 188 Dudette
      March 4, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      Outstanding!!

      • 189 defytheodds
        March 4, 2012 at 7:30 pm

        Crowd of about 3,000 to 4,000 start Selma to Montgomery March

        The line of marchers snaked back five blocks or more.

        The march was led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, who is in company of U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Martin Luther King III. Also near the front of the line is democratic U.S. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md.

        Marchers are carrying signs protesting Alabama’s immigration law and voter identification laws.

        Marchers have now crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma.

        The march will continue for about two more miles before stopping for the day.

        Most of the congressmen, state legislators and Civil Rights activists, leading the march peeled off once they walked over the bridge and boarded waiting buses for trips to Montgomery and Birmingham to return home.

        The march will resume in the morning along U.S. 80. Plans call for marchers to travel about 10 miles a day, arriving in Montgomery Friday for a rally at the state house.

        Shortly after 3:30 p.m. today the first of the marchers, a group which has grown to an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 strong, reached the bridge and began to cross over as part of the annual Selma-to-Montgomery commemoration.

        http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/03/crowd_of_about_2000_start_selm.html

        • 190 hopefruit2
          March 4, 2012 at 7:37 pm

          Did the MSM cover any of this – guess not. They were too busy covering Ma Bush’s crank calls to the poor Ohio voters!

        • 191 defytheodds
          March 4, 2012 at 7:44 pm

          Churchgoers – including 30 members of the Kennedy family – were urged to continue the legacy of the civil rights movement during a morning mass at the historic Brown Chapel AME church in advance of a 6-day march from Selma to Montgomery.

          So many showed up for the Sunday morning service that hundreds had to stand outside listening to loudspeakers.

  23. 192 Dudette
    March 4, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I don’t know if this is true or made-up but this comment from one of the blogs that I read earlier today has had me HOWLING all day. I’m so sorry I didn’t save a link to it, I’m paraphrasing:

    “So I called ProFlowers today and said I’ve never ordered anything from you all before, but… The rep stopped me and said I’m so sorry sir, if you’re calling about Rush Limbaugh, I’ll transfer you to our complaint department. We’ve just had so many calls about his unfortunate comments the other day. One moment… I said no wait, I don’t want to complain, I want to order some flowers. With a sigh of relief the woman says “oh okay, I can help you with that. What would you like to order?” I’d like a couple dozens roses, the long stemmed ones. Oh, nice choice, she said. Where would you like them to be sent. I said I want to send a couple dozen of the ones with prickly thorns to Rush Limbaugh with a card instructing him to shove them sideways up his fat aass. [Click].”

    Bwhaaaahahahaha!! LOL!!! I know my reaction is juvenile, but I found it cleansingly satsfying. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    ———
    “Suspend” their advertising my ass. That’s just code for we’ll give it a week or so until the fervor dies down and go right back to the way things were. I’m not buying it or their flowers!

    Looks like they still have a little website scrubbing to do.N
    Go to proflowers.com and click on the little radio microphone in the upper right hand corner. Type in promo code ‘Rush’ or ‘Limbaugh’ and you get directed to a page with specials:
    http://www.proflowers.com/mpmradio?ref=RadioHomeRushLimbaughListeners_W&prid=FGVRADIO&pagesplit=SplitA&code=rush&PersonalityName=Rush+Limbaugh&WelcomeMessage=Welcome+Radio+Listeners

    The Welcome Radio Listeners message doesn’t come up any more in the page content any more, but it still takes you to the same page.
    Note the difference if you type in these other radio promo codes: “TJMS”, “Hannity” , “Steve Harvey” or “Randi”

    • March 4, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      no kidding, really? i’m gonna sneak over there to try it…..here i go…..

    • 194 Michele
      March 4, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Dudette, very funny… I almost wet my pants….

    • 196 yardarm756
      March 4, 2012 at 7:50 pm

      A bit off topic. 60 minutes did an expose’ on Catholic Priests in Ireland and the documented child abuse. I was just wonderin’ what Santorum had to say about this. Hmmmmm! Sorry to break the chain of comments. Just wondering.

    • March 4, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      I said I want to send a couple dozen of the ones with prickly thorns to Rush Limbaugh with a card instructing him to shove them sideways up his fat aass. [Click].โ€

      LOL Dudette that was hilarious….hahahahahah…best laugh of the day

    • 199 Obama Grandmama
      March 4, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      I am looking around the corner on the Rush episode to see that if he is fired he will go on FOX and complain that he warned everyone that Obama was trying to take him off the air and PBO did not believe in free speech. I think maybe the same treatment that Ed got might be better with a long suspension. I also think his rant this time did the Dem party more good than bad in now many women are siding with the Dems on the birth control issue. I do feel bad for Sandra Fluke. I do like the going to the sponsors to have them pull their support. I just worry about going too far with the demanding of firing him. I’d like his airwave control diminished though especially the military overseas service stations.

  24. 200 mtmarilyn (@mtmarilyn2)
    March 4, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I don’t like to send anyone to DK but on twitter there was a story I had to go read and I think everyone here should read it and pass it on. Here is one consequence of Rush. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/04/1070800/-I-ve-spent-the-past-2-days-trying-to-convince-my-16-y-o-she-is-not-a-slut-?via=siderec

    I don’t know how to put this in right, but it is a story about a 16 year old girl being called a slut at school because she is on birth control pills for a medical reason. I am so mad over this whole thing!!!! The teapubs have gone too far.

    • March 4, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      Yes MTMarilyn2 I read that it’s heartbreaking. Her mother is very upset and they are still in the middle of it – she is going to the principal and counselor on Monday. Some unkind girls are tormenting her all because Rush has said that all women who take BC pills are whores. Nice.

      • 202 mtmarilyn (@mtmarilyn2)
        March 4, 2012 at 7:40 pm

        I talked to many women at church today and even those who aren’t aware polictically know about this and are very upset. I have been mad about how they treat the President, but I do understand he is a public figure, they still have gone to far there too but Sandra is a private citizen who was just speaking up for women. She never deserved this and now it has spread. It won’t be covered up and disappear like the powers that be want it to.

        • 203 Linda
          March 4, 2012 at 7:59 pm

          I hope that Mom gets to call the parents on the carpet…along with those mean girls and the teacher has some explaining to do also.

          • March 5, 2012 at 2:27 am

            This is why every decent and good act that we all will do to bring some justice for Ms. Fluke is so important. There will be young girls who will deal with painful words that will almost destroy them. I know because during my career, I heard it, and I saw it. I spent many hours and days trying to talk to the young ladies and the young men about the hurtfulness of their words to the young ladies in all of the cases.

            This is not a humorous thing. This is serious. A young lady’s heart has a sting and a very deep wound in it because of a vile and unkind person’s words spoken toward her and into her space, while she did not deserve any of it. Plain and simple.

            However, I feel that those of us who are speaking out and doing good deeds in this matter will not regret it, because it is the Right thing to do.HZ

  25. March 4, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Patricia Heaton’s vile and disgusting twitter BS has been chirpified:

    http://chirpstory.com/li/4798

    We are a FORCE to be reckoned with!!

    • 208 EDP4BHO
      March 4, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      She should be suspended from that show she’s on, just as Roland Martin was suspended from CNN. Attack ABC’s sponsors. With knowing just how vile she is, I can never watch another episode of Raymond, where before I’d just skip over her sorry ass. What a frickin pig she is. It’s a wonder anyone would want to work with her. I read a while ago she has a droll personality in real life. Now we see it.

    • 210 utaustinliberal
      March 4, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      Thanks for posting this here Meta. We Obamabots are definitely on the case. Just because we don’t post our tweets here doesn’t mean we aren’t going after cretins of all stripes.

    • March 4, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      I like The Middle, but I think it’s time to boycott.

  26. 212 hopefruit2
    March 4, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I don’t know much, but I know Willard hearts Rush Limbaugh, and that may be all I need to know.

  27. 214 Diane
    March 4, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Remember one thing Rush Limbaugh–“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” This measly apology is NOT going to cut it! This is not over, it won’t be over until you become like every every other overstuffed dinosaur that has plod this earth. Do you hear it Rush? The sound of millions of pissed off women with pitch forks coming for you and your sponsors that are too stupid to cut their losses? It may take us a while, but we don’t care. Unlike you, we are NOT whiners. Actually, we will enjoy watching you squirm, and drag your fingernails across the ground trying to stay out of the pit you have dug for yourself.

    Think of it as a divorce Rush. Only this time there are no lawyers to help you cut your losses. We are coming for YOU Rush, and not all of us are as nice as Ms Fluke. Some of us are ornery old bitches with 50+ year of battle scars from fighting harassment and sexism. It is not going to be pretty, but is going to be the most real thing you have seen in your sniveling, snarky life. A better woman would just say Good bye Rush. Me? I say good riddance to bad rubbish.

    • 215 mtmarilyn (@mtmarilyn2)
      March 4, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      I so agree Diane! I am so mad. This won’t pass off into the night. They have pissed off women and we will roar!!!!

    • 216 EDP4BHO
      March 4, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      A woman after my own heart. Love your fury ๐Ÿ˜€

    • 217 Pamela
      March 4, 2012 at 10:13 pm

      Yeah, rush, you fool, look what you have done, you have pissed off Diane, and that pisses off Pamela, and science will be identifying a new energy source in the solar system: millions of women focussed on a single goal. You will wish you had listened when your mama tried to teach you good manners. Diane.. perfect pitch on this one!

  28. 218 hopefruit2
    March 4, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Nate Silver just loves him some Willard. Sheesh.

  29. 219 Michele
    March 4, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I am still mad as hell but today, I did donate to POTUS, DCCC, and I sent a complaint to ABC regarding P Heaton.

    • 220 utaustinliberal
      March 4, 2012 at 10:27 pm

      Good on you. A lot of us on twitter have been tweeting the heck out of @ABC, @TheMiddle_ABC, sending emails, about Patricia Heaton’s vile disgusting behavior. I encourage ALL TOD’ers to do the same.

  30. 221 defytheodds
    March 4, 2012 at 7:48 pm
  31. March 4, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Interesting segment on 60 Minutes on the cover-up of priest abuse of children in Ireland by the church hierarchy, a familiar story. I thought I saw the former pres. of Ireland in the chips vid speaking out against this atrocity, and I wondered if 60 Minutes saw it here. They detailed stories like a bishop, I believe, ordering 2 teenage boys to remain silent when they came to him to report sexual abuse by a priest, and that priest went on to abuse 20 more young boys. It was a comprehensive piece, heartbreaking for so many there. The priest biz is down there, many churches are without parish priests now, only 10 boys in the seminary when they used to have hundreds. It is still, these many years and many horrific stories later, almost impossible to fathom, that this went on in so many places here and around the world, for decades. So many lives ruined.

  32. 225 defytheodds
    March 4, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Shirley Sherrod Responds to the Passing of Right Wing Blogger Andrew Breitbart

    Andrew Breitbart tried to rob Shirley Sherrod of her job and her reputation when he edited a tape of her giving a speech to make it appear as though she were a racist. The video forced Sherrod to resign from her job as Georgia State Director of Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture.

    Eventually, however, Breitbartโ€™s scam was uncovered and Sherrod was offered her job back, and even received an apologetic call from President Obama. So how did Sherrod respond to Breitbartโ€™s passing? With class.

    โ€œThe news of Mr. Breitbartโ€™s death came as a surprise to me when I was informed of it this morning,โ€ Sherrod said in a statement. โ€œMy prayers go out to Mr. Breitbartโ€™s family as they cope during this very difficult time. I do not intend to make any further comments.โ€

  33. March 4, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    THIS IS EFFING DISGUSTING:

    https://twitter.com/#!/UnderdogLib/status/176473919027552256

    The more this story unfolds, the more insane and vile it becomes.

  34. 230 auni
    March 4, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Dudette–My Lord that was a funny call you made–hubby is still laughing about it!!!!

    • 231 Dudette
      March 4, 2012 at 8:36 pm

      Wish I could take credit for that one auni. I was paraphrasing a comment that I read somewhere earlier today, just can’t remember where. Hours later I was still laughing — had to share it anyway.

  35. March 4, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    From BBC, I learnt that Obama asked nut n yahoo to GFH.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/world-us-canada-17251279

    I don’t know, rather I don’t want to know, how the pathetic, war mongering america msm is spinning it.

  36. March 4, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    So chelsea got thrashed by lowly bromwich (yes, 1-0 is a thrashing if it is wba)).

    And they sack their coach in ‘response’. Talk about self-goal. So many more coaches are there left to take up the shitty ob ?

  37. 235 Dudette
    March 4, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Aggh… I’m realize annoyed at having to endure these damned Newt Gingrich commercials every 10 freakin minutes on ABC while I’m trying to watch Once Upon A Time.

    • 236 Dudette
      March 4, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      “Really annoyed.” Sugar Daddy Adelson sure is getting his money’s worth of ads. Just wait until the floodgates open up with the crap spill out over the air waves during the general. Damn the right-winged pigs on the SCOTUS.

  38. March 4, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    • 238 Linda
      March 4, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      OMG…..how pathetic he is……

    • 239 Dudette
      March 4, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      Ugh, don’t remind me that rat turd Flip Flopney was in such close proximity to me today.

      • 240 symmetry11
        March 4, 2012 at 9:19 pm

        Yes…the liar apparently showed up in my city (Knoxville) with out many people knowing. The GOP here are real hush-hush about their fundraisers. Candidates sneak in and run out pretty fast.

    • 241 anniebella
      March 4, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      That stupid ass lying Mitt Romney said that to a eleven year old. Everyday I am more proud that I have President Obama to vote for. He would never say anything like that to a child.

      • 242 Sue
        March 4, 2012 at 9:06 pm

        First time posting, but I LOVE this site. It feels like home. All the positive vibes for our First Family. Wanted to sharre this great video called Presidential Swagger (The Obama 2012 campaign song). I don’t think it’s official, but it should be. Check out the link http://youtu.be/v3FPiQh1sPg

        • 243 desertflower
          March 5, 2012 at 7:17 am

          I hadn’t seen you pop in here last night…so glad that you’re here and posting ๐Ÿ™‚ Welcome, Sue! Thanks for that…good stuff.

    • 244 Dudette
      March 4, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      He plays the fearmonger card like a pro doesn’t he?

    • March 4, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      what a doorknob tweeted

    • March 4, 2012 at 10:51 pm

      And if Romney is elected, that 11 year old will be able to fight in World War III because the war would still be going on by the time he’s old enough to be drafted into the military. Draft you say? yes, we’ll need them because if Romney is elected all of our troops will still be in Afghanistan and Iraq – Pres.Romney restarted that one.

  39. 247 utaustinliberal
    March 4, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Is anyone having problems logging in to twitter?

  40. 248 defytheodds
    March 4, 2012 at 8:58 pm

  41. 251 Dudette
    March 4, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Slideshow with photos from Day one of the march: House Whip Steny Hoyer, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama Valerie Jarrett, the widow of Robert Kennedy Ethel Kennedy and Congressman John Lewis

    http://nationalactionnetwork.net/media/photos/?album=82&photo=4791&occur=1

    • March 4, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      i watched Rev Al and Pro Ogletree speak – I guess it must’ve been from yesterday – the professor was talking about voter suppression and was very inspirational

  42. 253 desertflower
    March 4, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    tnmtgirl……………………Guess what I found???!!!!!

    http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/rick-santorum-all-me-not-thee-or-charity

    • 254 Dudette
      March 4, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      “[snip]…I’m willing to bet that by 2010, Rick Santorum’s little girl’s medical expenses were coming near the lifetime limits imposed by insurers before the Affordable Care Act did away with them, too. Imagine having a child like that and NOT making millions to cover the costs. Imagine having to rely on charity to take care of that child or disabled loved one and realizing charities don’t have the resources to help you either. Imagine that.

      Chris Wallace really lost an opportunity to ask Santorum the follow-up question here, which would simply be why on earth he would oppose a law that would help him manage the costs of caring for a child with severe disabilities and by so doing, would also enable him to give more to charity, particularly Catholic charities which do much in the area of health care.

      I really do not enjoy attacking public figures on questions of faith, but in this case it seems Santorum has inconsistent views. On the one hand, he condemns prenatal testing because he’s sure it “culls the ranks of the disabled.” On the other hand, he acknowledges that the cost to care for those disabled children is “very, very expensive.” So expensive, in fact, that he cannot afford to give much to charities who might help other parents of similarly disabled children who are struggling for their survival, much less round-the-clock home nurses.

      Add this contradiction to his objection to other, less fortunate people having access to affordable health care while HIS coverage is paid for with taxpayer-subsidized dollars, and it seems to add up to a big “I’ve got mine, so screw you” statement. From a policy standpoint, it makes no sense at all. On a personal level, it exposes the contradictions of a man who claims to be standing for religion, God, and maybe apple pie. To anyone who struggles on a daily basis with balancing the needs of THEIR immediate family against the costs of health care for them, it just looks like hypocrisy.

      Put me in the last category. Meanwhile, here is how Mr. Santorum’s finances will improve after the full provisions of the Affordable Care Act take hold..”. [see more in the article]

    • March 4, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      I saw this on FB earlier. This is “really high” hypocrisy, I think. What about all the people who have a disabled child and NO insurance? Lord, help us. these people are just evil and hateful and selfish and HYPOCRITES!

      • 257 desertflower
        March 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm

        you HAVE to have a book by now! So many examples of this…I didn’t even have to dig. Just waited a little bit, and POOF! there was yet another story….how do these people even look at themselves in the mirror everyday?

      • 258 Dudette
        March 4, 2012 at 10:18 pm

        I know poor thing. Isn’t he gonna be in trouble with the church hierarchy now that it’s been revealed he didn’t give his 10% tithe? And after being named a Knight of Magistal Grace and all. For shame, for shame.

  43. 259 boxman15
    March 4, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Apparently Breitbart’s company is going to release “The Obama Harvard Tapes” BE AFRAID!!!

    On Thursday evening, Steve Bannon, a writer and documentary filmmaker, told FOX Newsโ€˜ Sean Hannity that Breitbartโ€™s company will release the mysterious Obama Harvard tapes within 7 to 10 days.

    โ€œThereโ€˜s a set of tapes and weโ€™re going through it,โ€ Bannon announced. โ€œThe staffโ€ฆthe guys are going through a series of tapes of President Obama at Harvard andโ€ฆweโ€™ll come back to you in a week or two and show them here on the Hannity show.โ€

    My bet is the reason they are going to get back to us in a few weeks is because that buys them time to edit and falsify the tapes. What a joke.

  44. 265 defytheodds
    March 4, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Bridge Crossing Jubilee March 4, 2012

    Valerie Jarrett is in this picture…

    http://photos.al.com/birmingham-news/2012/03/bridge_crossing_jubilee_march_8.html

  45. March 4, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Hey, GOP: THIS is voting fraud, not the non-existent version you’re using to disenfranchise voters: http://goo.gl/yM4Hn

  46. 272 defytheodds
    March 4, 2012 at 9:54 pm

  47. 273 susanne
    March 4, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    here’s a repug candidate for us senate from new mexico who had no idea her aide’s husband registered his dog to vote! heather wilson has made a career of wingnut rw politics, and loves the spotlight, however she has to grab it.

    http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2012/03/01/news/abq-news/husband-of-wilson-staffer-sorry-for-registering-dog-to-vote.html

  48. March 4, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Hope this hasn’t been posted. Continues to look “badder and badder” for Mister Romney. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/02/romneys-diversity-record-could-prove-awkward/253426/

  49. March 4, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    oh I have my husband’s cold ackkkk. choo! me go to bed now……

    nitey nite

  50. 277 EDP4BHO
    March 4, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Good night, sleep tight TOD. Got to get up on time to hear our local talk radio play a recent interview with PBO. In a preview, when asked if the s–t (my word) he goes through ever gets to him, he said most of it rolls right off, as he reiterates that Michelle told him, “this is the job you wanted.” God bless his ever-loving heart. Peace all !!

  51. March 4, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    I’m turning in also. Goodnight all.

  52. 279 vcprezofan2
    March 4, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    This caught my eye on Twitter

    So I replied

  53. 281 Pamela
    March 4, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    They still don’t get that if there was anything out there, no matter how insignificant, Mrs. Clinton’s campaign would have found it long long ago…. Let them embarrass themselves, stupid ef-f’ers…

  54. 282 desertflower
    March 4, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Say what we will about MM…but he sure was spot on with this one! Knee to the cajones.

  55. 284 Pamela
    March 4, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Good night, dear people. What a week! Obama~Biden 2012!

  56. 285 desertflower
    March 4, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Night, all. In my stupor this morning, I woke thinking that I was going to be late for work. I thought it was Monday, not Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚ Got up too early, so now…off I go. See you tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks, Chips!

  57. 287 utaustinliberal
    March 4, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Twitter is powerful. We’re simultaneously going after Patricia Heaton, @TheMiddle_ABC @ABC @Disney for condoning Heaton’s vile tweets about Sandra Fluke. Here are some of her vitriolic tweets. https://twitter.com/#!/AngryBlackLady/status/176433085641015296/photo/1 and also @Sears @GoldCoinPro who are still advertising on Rush Limbaugh’s racist misogynistic show and denying it.

  58. 289 yardarm756
    March 5, 2012 at 12:15 am

    G’night mates. Time to come about and seek a calm harbor. Will see you on the second watch tomorrow.

  59. March 5, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Pakistan asks Interpol to arrest Musharraff, for the killing of Bhutto!

    This is unbelivable, because, Al Qaeda killed Bhutto. Musharraff was Pakistani President, at the time and now he is implicated?

    Wow! Just wow!!!

  60. 293 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 5, 2012 at 1:39 am

    We Will Prevail

    #PRESSON

  61. March 5, 2012 at 3:21 am

    Was this posted? If so, my apology. Just stop watching once you see Chuck Todd’s face….

    • 295 susanne
      March 5, 2012 at 3:42 am

      this president handles himself so beautifully–because he lives and speaks with integrity. no need to stop and think what’s the best political move, or have his people give him a sound bite to use. he speaks from the heart, so he is always on topic, always appropriate. plus, he’s the smartest guy in the room.

      • March 5, 2012 at 3:56 am

        And he always gives them an answer. This is the most amazing thing to me. He is the f***** POTUS, he could just ignore tham and let Secret Service take care of them. But no, he ALWAYS answers. He is blowing my mind day in and day out.

        • 297 susanne
          March 5, 2012 at 4:50 am

          we are so fortunate he is willing to do this hard work–we need him, the world needs him. and we’re lucky he’s here during an era when we have such great access thru the internet! love all the clips!

          sleep well, blackwaterdog, and chips, and all my tod ohana. time for me to turn out the lights.

        • March 5, 2012 at 6:16 am

          It was a classy retort, bwd. Though he was pissed off for a moment. The man’s cool and culture are mind boggling.

  62. March 5, 2012 at 5:15 am

    Last one gone to bed. Thanks TODers for helping the night go quick! It was too busy to do more than browse but spent some time in twitterverse where Rush Limpbrow is getiing all kinds of hell and Patricia Heaton is right behind him.

    • 300 susanne
      March 5, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      oh, sorry if i turned out the lights too soon, alma blanca! nice to know you’re still up, watching over the tod household, till the east coast earlies take over! aloha all, and good morning!

  63. March 5, 2012 at 7:03 am

    This is for rise and shine, chips.

  64. March 5, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Morning everyone ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve just posted a completely news-less Rise and Shine, but I’ll catch up soon-ish, promise!

    http://theobamadiary.com/2012/03/05/rise-and-shine-119/

  65. March 5, 2012 at 7:31 am

    So, Eric Cantor has his interview coming up.
    You will never believe who us 2 inches away from him to talk about his poll?
    Chuck Todd?

    WTF is Chuck Todd doing 2 inches away from Cantor for his interview?
    Dud they have a sleepover?

    Odd!

  66. 304 desertflower
    March 5, 2012 at 7:38 am

    When it comes to President Obama, the poll contains mostly good news. Fifty percent approve of his job โ€“ his highest mark in the NBC/WSJ survey since Osama bin Ladenโ€™s death โ€“ and 45 percent disapprove.

    Bolstering Obamaโ€™s standing is increased optimism about the state of the U.S. economy.
    Forty percent believe the economy will improve during the next year, a three-point increase from January. And looking back at the economic recession, 57 percent say that the worst is behind us, while 36 percent say the worst is still to come.
    Back in November, only 49 percent said the worst was behind us.
    โ€œPresident Obama is probably in the best political shape heโ€™s been in since his initial year as president,โ€ says Hart, the Democratic pollster.

    http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/04/10578249-nbcwsj-poll-primary-season-takes-corrosive-toll-on-gop-and-its-candidates


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