84 Responses to “heads up”

  1. 1 isonprize
    March 7, 2012 at 12:37 pm


    • March 7, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      A youthful hello isonprize, winner!

      • 3 isonprize
        March 7, 2012 at 12:48 pm

        woot! I went back to the last thread. (Hair Raising) Is it a requirement that the Marine One helicopter pilot ALSO be good looking? WOW, he’s a hottie too!

        That’s a whole lot of HOTNESS in one helicopter! Maybe that is why the blades provide such a great cooling effect!!

        • 4 Dakota
          March 7, 2012 at 1:09 pm

          Oh yes, isonprize, I commented on the helicopter pilot in the last thread. Hubba, Hubba!

          • March 7, 2012 at 7:10 pm

            Good Heavens, Dakota, I haven’t heard Hubba, Hubba since 1943 — when I was thirteen. Do I have a friend in retirement land here? I sometimes feel fairly lonely among so many TOD youngsters.

      • 6 collegekay
        March 7, 2012 at 12:50 pm

        He’s always been hot.

      • 7 QuietObserver
        March 7, 2012 at 1:12 pm

        I swear, if I was born 20 years earlier, and somehow got into Harvard…

        • 8 lisalovesobama
          March 7, 2012 at 1:24 pm

          I think Miche would definitely have something to say about that. 🙂

        • 9 Hachikō
          March 7, 2012 at 1:35 pm

          Ha ha! He seems like he was really focused and single-minded (not in a bad way) back then, so I’m not sure! LOL.

  2. 10 AJ
    March 7, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Congrats on first! 🙂

  3. 11 isonprize
    March 7, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Wow, just strolling in. I haven’t been first in a while. What a treat! Good morning ya’ll, my crazy, lovable, funny TOD family!

  4. 12 vitaminlover
    March 7, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Stay safe, Mr. President.

  5. 13 utaustinliberal
    March 7, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Hahahaha….. I saw the heads up thread on twitter you sly sly sly Chips. 😆 I ran over here but damn just like Romney; almost but not quite.

    • 14 vcprezofan2
      March 7, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      Is Chips announcing ‘heads up’ on Twitter now? I need another me to help me keep on top of things in TODville.

      • March 7, 2012 at 5:00 pm

        VC, I’m not sure what I’m doing on Twitter!! I was fiddling with the settings here the other day and I clicked something that now seems to produce miraculous tweets at @TheObamaDiary when there’s a new thread.

        I’m blinded by all this techy wizardry. 😳

        • 16 vcprezofan2
          March 7, 2012 at 5:22 pm

          NOW I REALLY won’t get here first unless I too click something that miraculously transports me to the head of the line, since half the time I don’t know what/why I’m clicking.

          Oh well…**shrugging carelessly and in a romney-esque fashion saying**…. I don’t want to win anyway. I prefer to enjoy the pictures other receive. It’s nice to see your cyber siblings rewarded. Winning isn’t everything. Everyone can’t be first. If you’re always winning, over time your fighting skills will atrophy (like Romney’s). Have I covered all the possible rationalizations.

          By the way Ison, I’m happy for you! Can I stand beside you? You’re my favourite cyber sibling. (*mumble* at least until the next winner surfaces*)

  6. 18 Beauzeaux
    March 7, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Has everyone seen this clip of the future POTUS speaking at a Harvard protest in 1990?

    He looks just the same now except with shorter hair.

  7. March 7, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I think we’re hurting his feelings:

    Andrew Kaczynski ‏ @BuzzFeedAndrew
    @Only4RM @metaquest Not in it’s entirety but thanks for the kind words.

  8. 32 GGail
    March 7, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    He’s On!!!!!!!

  9. 33 GGail
    March 7, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    POTUS says “can I get an AMEN”

  10. 34 nospin
    March 7, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    PO is having a great time. lolol Having church in the plant. lol PO is hysterical.

  11. 35 defytheodds
    March 7, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    PBO can I hear a Amen! He’s in good spirits today.

  12. 37 defytheodds
    March 7, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Even the people in NC that doesn’t like me are nice—they usually wave 5 fingers.

  13. 38 LOL
    March 7, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I just don’t see how Romney can compete with the Prez…he explain things so eloquently. Reagan- the great communicator my arse. Yes, anyone can say some pie in the sky BS and get people to have tingles down their legs, but try explain policy to the average voter who is immersed in their own lives, and have them understand it.

    I will say I am impressed Romney can speak, you know, having that incurable disease known as footstuckinmouthis.

  14. March 7, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Apparently someone fainted during the speech. That would have been me 🙂

      March 7, 2012 at 1:16 pm


  15. 41 Linda
    March 7, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Bill Maher


    Hate to defend #RushLimbaugh but he apologized, liberals looking bad not accepting. Also hate intimidation by sponsor pullout



      March 7, 2012 at 1:18 pm


    • 43 anniebella
      March 7, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      I think someone need to tell Maher that it’s Sandra Fluke who he call a slut and prostitute, she is the one who has to or not has to accept his apology. Not liberals.

    • 44 QuietObserver
      March 7, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      Of course he defends Rush. He’s cut from the same cloth. Same loud-mouthed, heavy-handed, misogynistic, blowhard brand of politics wrapped in “entertainment.” Ultimately, most media people will always defend each other because in essence, they’re defending themselves.

      Ironic that during this latest controversy, blogs have tried to play the “but democrats do it too” card by signaling out people like Maher and Ed Shultz- two former republicans.

      • 45 Cha
        March 7, 2012 at 3:12 pm

        maher’s defense of limbaugh makes him look really moronic! Like there’s nothing behind that grin plastered on his face. If he read what he calls the “apology” and still thinks it should be accepted then he’s no better than limpballs. Who is still bleeding sponsors that aren’t accepting his insulting apology, either.

        maher has stepped in some deep shite with his extraordinary stupid tweet.

      • 46 vcprezofan2
        March 7, 2012 at 5:06 pm

        That’s my take too QO. I mentioned it when I first saw this. I find BM very crude too so I don’t watch him.

    • 47 gn
      March 7, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      To be frank, I wish he’d cut it out with the shock-jocking too. It feeds a drama addiction which is really bad for the country. That Maher sees Limbaugh sympathetically is an indication that he needs to review and revise his own style of punditry…

  16. March 7, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Gosh there was lots of meat in that speech. He didnt even recite Davy Crockett LOL

    • 50 Marlz (@marjgra)
      March 7, 2012 at 3:32 pm

      Hi Linda:
      I work with a company that provide services to senors such as this and we already have a senior center for LGBT seniors. Unfortunately, we do not have the backing as Michael Bloomberg to get noticed or the publicity that he does!

  17. March 7, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    This is the kind of story we need to see more of

    Connecticut Makes it EASIER to Vote


    March 7, 2012 at 1:21 pm


  19. 55 Lorraine
    March 7, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    You can’t make this stuff up. There is something fundamentally unmoral about this human being.


    Forgive if it’s been posted.

  20. 56 Tally
    March 7, 2012 at 1:34 pm

  21. 58 Diane
    March 7, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Bill Mahar can suck rotten eggs! Rush Limbaugh insulted and demeaned this woman for three days and finally after losing sponsors gave a weak statement saying he should not have used two words? Bill Mahar is doing exactly what the view women tried to do for Ms Heaton. He should go sit down and with the view women and shut the hell up. He is wrong too!

    • 59 JoJothecat
      March 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm

      Bill Mahar, Whoopie Goldberg, etc., were two people who spoke out against Bush, the war over 9/11, etc., and were hurt financially buy the RW. They are trying to not look hypocritical by sticking up for Rush, Patricia Heaton, and anyone on the right who is being brought down for the vile things they have said. I did not consider what Bill Mahar and Whoopie said were vile but then to the RW maybe it was. Bill Mahar insulted america for it’s response of bombing Iraq by saying that it was cowardly or that the 9/11 terrorist were more brave. Whoopie insulted George Bush during a comedy show and was almost black listed by the 24/7 hate on Fox News and RW radio. She said those things before she was on The View, but still they are no different and surely not worst than what the RW are saying about THIS president or even President Clinton. They are protecting their own just that simple…the hell with Ms. Fluke…everyone should just chill..I say hell no, Rush brought it on himself and he is still not backing down.

  22. 60 Linda
    March 7, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Oh My…..

    • 61 Ladyhawke
      March 7, 2012 at 1:51 pm

      Wow, this is brutal. I cracked up when Senator John McCain said that “President Obama” would turn the country around – and Mitt Romney and Nikki Haley slowly moved towards him to let him know he said the wrong name. But when Tweety said there was A BRILLIANT KIND OF BOREDOM to the Romney campaign, I lost it.

  23. 65 isonprize
    March 7, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    as a high school and college bandie, I love, love, LOVE when they play John Phillip Sousa marches when the president is around! They are so “Patriotic”

    I’m sure somewhere, a ringnut itty bitty liddle bwain is EXPLODING!!!!

  24. 66 Linda
    March 7, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    From one top GOP senator openly lamenting the fallout of the ongoing fight over contraception, to the author of the controversial legislation at the heart of that fight effectively conceding defeat in the upper chamber, signs mounted Tuesday that suggest Senate Republicans want to put the birth control controversy to bed.

    “You know, I think we’ve got as many votes as I think there were to get on that,” Senate GOP Conference Vice Chairman Roy Blunt told TPM Tuesday afternoon after a weekly Capitol briefing. “I think the House side may take some further action. That debate will go on for a long time, though I don’t know that there’s anything else to happen in the Senate in the near future.”

    The concession marks a departure for the GOP leadership, which as recently as last week insisted that Republicans were on the right side of the issue and would fight on.

    Last Thursday, after his amendment was narrowly tabled 51-48, Blunt vowed that, “The fight is not over.” He had maintained that he wants to tack it onto legislation the president cannot veto. But on Tuesday, after a meeting with his caucus, he dialed down expectations for any further action in the Senate.

    • March 7, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      I am 62 years old. When I was a teenager, I was put on birth control because my periods needed to be regulated not because I was sexually active. My parents’ insurance covered it. When I got married, I went on birth control because we were not ready to have a family. My husband’s insurance covered it. I had three very difficult pregnancies, and after my third son, I was put on birth control because having another child would have put both the unborn child and me at risk. As it was, I nearly died with the last two at delivery. I was on birth control until the year after my third son was born. At that point, I had a hysterectomy at the age of 28. It was always covered by the insurance I had at the time. These freakin’ people are idiots.

  25. 72 Ladyhawke
    March 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Could Conservatives Have Stopped Rush Limbaugh?

    By Eric Boehlert


    So maybe nobody could have stopped Limbaugh from his colossal self-implosion. But as conservatives now bemoan the talker’s fate and whine about how he’s being picked on, I’m guessing they wish they could have steered him a away from the disastrous Fluke story last week.

    But again, nobody did. (In fact, some even cheered Limbaugh’s initial “slut” insult, in real time, while adding their own Flukeslurs.)

    And that’s what this still-unfolding media scandal has highlighted; that the conservative movement holds its leader, Rush Limbaugh, to no visible standards of conduct. Just like the movement holds itself to none.



    • 73 gn
      March 7, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      This is why I appreciate the pragmatic progressive presence online so very much. Because when people get out of pocket on the left, there *are* voluminous voices which indeed call for the rhetoric to be dialed back. This is a major advantage for us, as indeed, the GOP now finds itself simply unable to self-moderate. The same is not true of the left.

  26. March 7, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Great O/T news: I’m a new “nana”. Actually, it happened 2 days ago but my daughter-in-law experienced a life threatening spike in her blood pressure: brain swelling, face tingling, extremity swelling. In short, she was in serious danger of a stroke. So while my grandson is very premature, he appears to be a fighter and my D-I-L appears to be out of the woods.

    It’s been a scary 2 days but I’m more and more certain that both baby boy and mother will be just fine. I’m starting to feel sane again.

  27. March 7, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Happy wednesday #TOD family..!! 😀

  28. 84 sjterrid
    March 7, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Congratulations, Pamela on being a new grandma. Your Grandson and daughter-in-law are in my thoughts and prayers. That must have been scary for all of you. I’m glad everyone appears to be recovering.

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