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  1. 1 symmetry11
    March 19, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Our President is AWESOME!!!

  2. 8 hopefruit2
    March 19, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    At some point – no matter how much the media tries to cover up or look the other way, enough people will realize for themselves just what a LIAR Mitt Romney is. He just needs to continue speaking.

  3. 9 collegekay
    March 19, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I love him so much! He’s so sweet.

  4. March 19, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Finally somebody gets it. Let’s send this to Roland Martin.

    Obama Press Secretary Asked About Trayvon Martin

    He sends his condolences to the family, and declines to comment otherwise. This was smart. A public statement from Obama would accomplish nothing.

  5. 18 makesense4tulips
    March 19, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    How cool!

  6. 19 debbyeOh
    March 19, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Hi TOD fam! :). Just catching up on all the posts!

  7. 20 Dudette
    March 19, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Senior Policy Advisor Sam Kass Joins Celebs on “Sexy Chefs of Television” List
    http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2012/03/senior-policy-advisor-sam-kass-joins.html
    [Go to the article for proof that a picture is worth a thousand (or more) words]

    America’s most powerful chef has plenty of fans on the other side of the globe…The charms of White House assistant chef/Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives Sam Kass have an international reach: He’s on a new list of culinary hotties from The Times of India, “Sexy Chefs of Television.” Kass is named alongside “favorite celebrity chefs” Tony Bourdain, Padma Lakshmi, Nigella Lawson, Curtis Stone and other good-looking folks who The Times says are capable of seducing viewers “with the way they flirt with food.”

  8. 21 57andfemale
    March 19, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Hey, I’m so glad Krugman is on board with ACA but I am amused that he acts as if he’s always been behind it. He was one of those ‘kill the bill’ idiots and seems to have conveniently forgotten that little bit of information. Just like he would conveniently forget that PBO was facing unprecedented obstruction and Krugman just thought if Obama stomped his feet the Republicans would give him everything he wanted.

    Hey, I’m glad he’s on board now but I still think he’s a colossal jackass.

    • 22 SueBee
      March 19, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      Its fun watching them all crawl back with their tails between their legs..I still have no love for any of them..weaksauce m’fers

      • 23 vcprezofan2
        March 19, 2012 at 6:10 pm

        I’m not sure they have enough ‘shame’ to tuck their tails. Shame seems to be a commodity most current pundits/journalists/etc. have not encountered. They are pro a subject today, contra tomorrow, then pro again with nary an explanation of why the change of heart. This harms their credibility in my eyes, making it hard for me to use their arguments with any degree of confidence.

      • 26 57andfemale
        March 19, 2012 at 7:59 pm

        You know, as long as they do I’m okay. Ed Schultz — you’d think he was someone completely different. Thom Hartman is being very careful about what he says. If they had understood what it actually means to get progress instead of making unreasonable, ridiculous demands, 2010 would not have been as devastating. And we’re stuck with that damage for at least a decade. Shame on all of those intelligent people who should have known better.

    • March 19, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      In fairness, Krugman was never one of the ‘kill the bill’ people. In fact he wrote a column on December 17, 2009 titled ‘Pass the Bill’ in response to liberals who wanted to kill the Senate’s version of the bill. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/18/opinion/18krugman.html

      • 28 57andfemale
        March 19, 2012 at 7:57 pm

        I remember him criticizing the bill. He may not have been in the ‘kill the bill’ crowd. I certainly accept that he said to pass it, but he was no friend to PBO and was one of the PL who did some serious damage when he should have known better.

      • 29 57andfemale
        March 19, 2012 at 8:02 pm

        Well read the NYT piece and was pleasantly surprised because he had been pretty unreasonable in those days. This was the Paul Krugman I had loved before he got all snitty about Hillary losing.

  9. 30 jackiegrumbacher
    March 19, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Wow! What stuns me the most about our president is his endless energy. For some reason my days and hours have been flying by lately and I get to the end of the day exhausted, wondering what I accomplished. And yet PBO seems to go on and on with an endless source of energy and enthusiasm. It’s awesome. Lately my anxiety and anger about the new voter id law in our state has been both pumping me up with rage and then draining my energy. Yesterday I learned that while college and university students in our state can vote with their school IDs, the kicker is that the ID’s must have an expiration date, which few colleges and universities have. I almost screamed in frustration at this blatant attempt to suppress the college vote. So I’ve been making phone calls to the colleges in our county and urging other people to contact schools throughout the state. This afternoon I learned, that as expected, OFA is on the job busily meeting with all the universities and colleges in the state. So I think we’ll end up slaying another dragon of suppression. Yea for OFA–worth every dollar you can donate.

    • 31 vcprezofan2
      March 19, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      JG, Nice to hear you ended the afternoon on a more positive note. It must be stress releasing for you to be involved with an organization that is on the job. Thank you for your work and your commitment. Hang in there. Think 4 more for 44! {{JG}}

    • 32 aquagranny911
      March 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      This is pure BS!!! Believe it, I still have my university ID from 1985 when I was doing my graduate degree. It has no expiration date. I was cuter then, but oh well. It costs colleges and universities $$$ to do IDs for incoming students. They don’t have expiration dates because everyone who enters does not finish at the same time. If you drop out your # goes off the grid & you can’t access campus services like meals etc. This caca is just so maddening! Colleges & universities should just put a 20 year expiration date on the IDs and be done with this petty BS!!!

  10. 33 hopefruit2
    March 19, 2012 at 5:36 pm

  11. 34 hopefruit2
    March 19, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    The Politico guy on hardball is trying his best to deflect attention from the fact that both Romney and Santorum are way in over their heads with respect to what decisions they will make on the Afghanistan war. Romney simply couldn’t give a straight answer about what exactly he would do. He tried to lie and have it both ways and made a fool of himself. Ditto for Santorum. Romney will not be able to get away with this kind of lying and dodging questions during the President debate – when PBO answers every question with a full, non-evasive direct response.

  12. 35 isonprize
    March 19, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    SIGN LANGUAGE!! You know my allergies are really acting up right now. WHEEWWWW!!

    Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE THIS PRESIDENT!!!

    • 36 vcprezofan2
      March 19, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      Have you seen the allergy remedies suggested to LL? You might want to try them all as YOUR case of allergy seems quite persistent and strong!. 😉 😉

      I’m with all you guys, Ison. PBO is such a natural on being inclusive. To know him is to LOVE him, NO QUESTION!

      That’s one of the things IMO that’s going to wipe out the Repub candidate once real campaigning starts. In their case familiarity will undoubtedly breed contempt.

      • 37 aquagranny911
        March 19, 2012 at 6:40 pm

        Where? My allergies are terrible & I developed asthma, they say from being around cats & dogs in my home & also volunteer work. It really grieved me to give up all my cats & the work I loved volunteering at a local shelter. I’m allergic to pollen, molds & dust & also some foods. I hate my meds. They make me feel awful & I avoid taking a huff from my inhaler as long as I can.

        • 38 vcprezofan2
          March 19, 2012 at 9:40 pm

          Sorry AG, I went offline for a bit, so am just seeing this. In the previous thread, ‘afternoon all’, a couple of people shared their ides with LL. Suggestions weren’t all in one spot though.

        • 39 nathkatun7
          March 20, 2012 at 2:26 am

          Sorry to hear Aquagranny about your allergies. I also have terrible allergies and this year has been especially difficult. I also happen to come from a family of asthma sufferers. My father, who has passed on, suffered from severe asthma. I have two sisters who also suffer from asthma, and it’s really so debilitating for them. Take care of yourself, and huff on your inhalers if you must. Most importantly, avoid dump places and being cold suddenly.

      • 41 Dudette
        March 19, 2012 at 7:05 pm

        They are simply the most awesome duo!

        Repugs will see it as another character flaw — “how dare they use another language other than amurikan!”

      • 42 anniebella
        March 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm

        FLOTUS is just the best. I mean to walk in a room and see her standing there, Wow!

  13. 44 utaustinliberal
    March 19, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    He’s the BEST. Just amazing! Another wonderful sign of just how much inclusiveness as a value has been incorporated into this administration.

  14. 45 GGail
    March 19, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    President Barack Obama – the President for ALL of the People!

  15. 46 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 19, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    #PRESSON

  16. 47 carolyn
    March 19, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Tien Le, since I have a hard time commenting on TPV…..I’ll tell you here: That was a beautiful analysis. One person did comment that he hasn’t heard so much junk from the professional left recently, I hope that’s true. I well remember when Ed S was yelling every night that the President “Should go to Wisconsin” I knew at the time why the President wouldn’t……you’d think those people who consider themselves pundits would be half as wise as those of us who aren’t. “See the hill, Take the hill.” That’s how my five year old grandson, Eric, operates. Over the top with him…..not much strategy, but, he’s FIVE!!! So clear, love the analogy…….

    • March 19, 2012 at 6:37 pm

      Thank you so much, carolyn! Yes the noise machine has toned down the rhetoric considerably lately if twitter responses are any barometer. I’m just glad that now we have a full body of work we can point to that proves these people have been and are dead wrong in their approach to policy. I feel completely comfortable now dismissing them entirely.

  17. 50 hopefruit2
    March 19, 2012 at 6:21 pm

  18. 51 utaustinliberal
    March 19, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    I see Bristol Palin wrote a post on her blog – who knew she could read and write proficiently let alone have a blog – demanding President Obama call her and apologize to her like he did with Sandra Fluke. She demands he tell his staff to find her number and she’ll be waiting for his call. She even compares herself to the First Daughters.

    Someone is high on Alaska mary janes today.

    • 52 hopefruit2
      March 19, 2012 at 6:27 pm

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! That girl’s been eating way too many laced moose burgers.

    • 53 vcprezofan2
      March 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      Don’t forget she’s a published author. 🙄 Or that there are such a phenomenon as ghost writers.

    • 54 anniebella
      March 19, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      Okay Bristol Palin let me apologize to you from the President. Dear Bristol Palin, you can go straight to Hell. Tell your lowlife of a mother to apologize to the President and his family first, then maybe you will deserve a apology. And she isn’t on any Alaska mary jane, more like crystal mead.

    • 56 Jessica
      March 19, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      She’s childish, arrogant and rude just like her mother. I almost felt sorry for when she first burst on the scene and the media was drooling over her pregnancy announcement and then Senator Obama stood up for her and said “NO FAMILIES ARE OFF LIMITS.” She did ever call or write a letter thanking the President for that? Most likely not. I’ve already spent too much brainpower on this, she’s not worth it.

      • 57 HZ
        March 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm

        I think you might want to re-structure that. “Children of candidates are off limits.” He defended Bristol even with the example of his mother having him at an early teen age. “NO FAMILIES ARE OFF LIMITS.” is not what he said. So make sure we give the correct quote in context of what he said.

    • 58 COS
      March 19, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      I hope she holds her breath until she faints waiting for that call. If she had been the First Daughters she would not have been allowed to flaunt her pregnacy on the National stage. Just sayin’. There is absolutely no comparsion.

    • 59 vitaminlover
      March 19, 2012 at 6:48 pm

      The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Remember, her mother’s bread isn’t done.

    • March 19, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      Poor thing, seems like the stupidity is hereditary

    • 62 joanshaw
      March 19, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      Apologize? Apologize for WHAT??

      I must have missed a day’s news.

    • 66 Cha
      March 19, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      Ed Kilgore had a piece on that today titled “Victim Jr”

      http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_03/victim_jr036144.php

      Is it any mystery why Bristol is a whining bully victim like her mother? Having learned that crap at her knee such as palin was exhibiting in Game Change?

    • 67 nathkatun7
      March 20, 2012 at 3:29 am

      Forgive me UT for asking this question: What exactly is Bristol Palin asking the President to apologize to her for? The President never apologized to Sandra Fluke. The President called Sandra Fluke to offer her comfort and reassurance because of the way she was viciously attacked by a prominent media personality, who also happens to be feared head of the Republican party. Does Bristol Palin know the difference between apology and expressing support for a person under attack? Did any prominent Democratic media personality, feared by Democrats, attack Bristol Palin by calling her a slut and a prostitute? If so, did they do that during President Obama’s time in office?

      Somebody needs to tell Bristol that it’s her mother who needs to apologize to the President. It’s her mother who unfairly accused the president of “palling around with terrorists.” It’s her mother who used lies to accuse the president of promoting “death panels” that were intended to kill off the elderly and the disabled. It’s her mother who routinely, and falsely, accuses the president of being a racist. So, my message to Bristol is: why not ask your mother to apologize for her lies about, and vicious attacks against, the President who has never once said an unkind word against you, your mother or your family?

      Something has gone terribly wrong in this country when a daughter of a failed politician feels that she is so special , and so privileged, to demand an apology from a President who has done absolutely nothing wrong to her or her family. Who the hell does Bristol Palin think she is? Does she think that being a daughter of a quitter half-term governor, and a failed VP candidate, gives her the right to disrespect a duly elected President of the United States?

  19. 68 hopefruit2
    March 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm

  20. March 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Hi everyone, not sure if this will help much, but for anyone still having problems logging in to comment, have a look at this:

    http://diaryofdaedalus.com/2012/03/19/update-wordpress-com-commenting-changes-the-slightly-less-confusing-version/

    • 70 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      March 19, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      Hi Chips,

      This is exceptional and we can only hope millions see it …

      #PRESSON

      • 71 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        March 19, 2012 at 6:35 pm

        #PRESSON

        • March 19, 2012 at 8:00 pm

          I love this! Thanks, Bobfr…totally went to my FB page with it.

        • 73 0388jojothecat
          March 19, 2012 at 9:36 pm

          Thank you Bobr, yes this needs to go viral. Thank goodness for Facebook, twitter, and other forms of media that our so-called 5th estate and other medias refuses to convey to the people of the world that we don’t hate each other, we just want to have peace in the world, work, educate our kids, be with friends and take care of our families and help one another when catastrophes hit around the world.

        • March 19, 2012 at 9:48 pm

          Posted to my FB page. Hope it helps even if a little.

        • 75 nathkatun7
          March 20, 2012 at 4:17 am

          Bobfr, I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, you’re an incredible human being! What you just posted, and twitted, is exactly what the world needs right now. There is already enough bloodshed going on in the world and we do not need another war. Hopefully, the people of Israel, Iran, and the United States will listen to this wise Israel young man.

          While sometimes war is necessary or unavoidable — especially when people rise up to try to get rid of murderous dictators — war is always hell because it never spares the innocents. War is also hell because of the destruction it causes. This means that even those who survive still have to endure years, if not decades, of hardships. I know, from experience of loosing loved ones in wars, and of witnessing the aftermath devastation of wars, that war is hell. Wise leaders should always do everything in their power to avoid war. What this young man did, with his “message from an Israeli to Iranians” took tremendous courage! Lets hope Iranians respond in kind. Most importantly, lets hope the leaders respond in kind. It is also important to acknowledge that people, like this young man from Israel, who advocate peace and human friendship — irrespective of cultural, religious, and ideological differences –are some the most courageous people.

      • March 19, 2012 at 6:57 pm

        Thanks so much for posting this video Bob! So touching; brought tears to my eyes. This is the true feelings of the peoploe of Iran and Israel; not the leaders and their bull shit.

      • 77 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        March 19, 2012 at 7:11 pm

        PRICELESS…I PUT IT ON FACEBOOK TOO!

      • 78 Dudette
        March 19, 2012 at 7:24 pm

        Simple, poignant, powerful! Thank you for sharing this. I’m sending it out to friends everywhere.

      • 79 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        March 19, 2012 at 7:27 pm

        Thank you Sue and Sherry.

        Very much hope millions see this video, soon. It’s just the type of message the world needs especially since the IEAE, Israeli intelligence and US intelligence have publicly stated that they are not convinced yet that Iran is actually pursuing a nuke.

        #PRESSON

        • March 19, 2012 at 7:36 pm

          Just loved that video Bob, such a powerful lovely message, thank you so much for passing it on. I’ll have it in the next post, very soon. Thanks again.

  21. 81 utaustinliberal
    March 19, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Bless Rev. Al Sharpton’s heart. He’s not letting the unjust death of Trayvon Martin fade from our national conscious. I hope he continues to stay on this case everyday until due process and justice is adequately served. There is no doubt that if Trayvon Martin was white or if he had shot Zimmerman this case would not be playing out in this abhorrent manner. The Sanford PD’s lackadaisical attitude toward this horrific tragedy is disgusting.

    • 82 anniebella
      March 19, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      The Sanford police is just as bad as Zimmerman.

      • 83 lisalovesobama
        March 19, 2012 at 6:52 pm

        Damned skippy. I hope his parents sue the PD. Disgusting. The shooter even has a record: police battery or something like that.

        • 84 anniebella
          March 19, 2012 at 7:22 pm

          Zimmerman was told not to follow Trayvon, he did. It is heard on the 911 tape were Zimmerman said these assholes always gets away. Showing he had some kind of problem with black kids. And Zimmerman was determine this asshole were not going to get away and he didn’t. I pray that the police department is investigated also. if that was a black man who shot a white kid, the black man would have been arrested that night. I am telling you this killing of this young man have really made me mad.

      • 85 aquagranny911
        March 19, 2012 at 6:52 pm

        The Sanford police are worse because they enabled this murderer & they won’t really work the case.

  22. March 19, 2012 at 6:44 pm

  23. March 19, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    And yet, our media will cover what Bristol wrote, as long as it us disparaging toward this President! Meanwhile, asking Mittens specifically what he can do about gas prices, goes unchallenged!

  24. 88 hopefruit2
    March 19, 2012 at 6:53 pm

  25. March 19, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Good! And surprising! NBC Nightly News showed a snippet of the radical preacher introducing Santorum tonight, with Andrea Mitchell presenting. She probably wasn’t pleased that Ricky has some radical preacher—Dominionist (radical Catholic sect)—saying that all Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and anyone else who is not a believer in Jesus, needs to leave the country. Of course, they didn’t air the worst of it when the preacher yells to “Get out!”—-get out of the country! if you are not a Christian! I posted the vid on an earlier entry. It’s horrifying, and I can’t believe I’m seeing this in present day America. This country was not founded as a Christian nation, as isonprize noted in reply, even though Repubs love to reference “our founding fathers”—-most of whom were irreverent toward Christianity and were religious skeptics.

    • 92 nathkatun7
      March 20, 2012 at 5:11 am

      Here is a question that radical Christians, who loudly claim, and forcefully assert, that the United States was founded as A Christian nation have to answer: How come the founding fathers, who supposedly founded the United States as a Christian nation, wrote these words in Article VI, paragraph 3, of the the U.S. Constitution?

      “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and members of several state legislatures,
      and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of several states, shall be bound
      by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but NO RELIGIOUS TEST SHALL EVER BE
      REQUIRED AS A QUALIFICATION TO ANY OFFICE OR PUBLIC TRUST UNDER THE UNITED
      STATES.” (my emphasis)

      It is so laughable to see the teabaggers go on about their allegiance to the Constitution, but at the same time advocate measures and positions that clearly violate the Constitution. Listening to right wingers who revere the U.S. Constitution, It becomes very obvious that for them, the U.S. Constitution is basically composed of the Second Amendment and the Tenth Amendment. Everything else in the Constitution is regarded as liberal fantasy. This is especially the case with respect to: the Sixth Amendment’s supremacy clause which says that U.S. federal law is “the supreme law of the land” that supersedes state laws; and the Sixth Amendment’s clause I cited above that prohibits the use of religious test to select people to serve in government.

  26. 93 anne933
    March 19, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Merci me … I think I go logged in at last. Do not comment much but am VERY grateful for this awesome site that brings joy about our President, his family and VP/family.

  27. 94 carolyn
    March 19, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    …..and the President should apolotize to Bristol…..WHY????? He called to offer support to Sandra Fluke…he didn’t apologize. As someone stated above, he was the one who stood up for her when others were dissing her…..”families are off limits” She is just pitiful, as is her entire family. Just when you think they can’t get any worse…..they do! They absolutely advertise their stupidity.

  28. March 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    You really do spot some odd things in Tweet-land:

    This German person puts photos/videos s/he sees on TOD on his/her Facebook page (which is perfectly cool – they’re not my photos!), but forgets to remove stuff like “Morning everyone, I’ll be back later today, meanwhile: chat away”. 😆

  29. March 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Chips just saw a snippet of Flotus on Letterman over at CBSNEWS website. So almost cried but then made a funny!

  30. 112 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    March 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    SORRY..AM NOT UP TO PAR TODAY…ALWAYS THE SUNDAY AND MONDAY AFTER A HOMELESS FEED..I’M PRETTY RACKED OUT…OFF TO THE PAIN PILL RESEVOIR…BBL…:)

  31. 113 yardarm756
    March 19, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Hello…

    I have a few questions!

    Why isn’t the number 11 pronounced onety-one?

    If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea…
    does that mean that one out of five enjoys it?

    If people from Poland are called Poles,
    then why aren’t people from Holland called Holes?

    If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?

    Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who
    drives a racecar is not called a racist?

    If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, then doesn’t it follow
    that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged,
    models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?

    I thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons and forks,
    so I wondered what do Chinese mothers use. Toothpicks?

    Is it true that you never really learn to swear until you learn to drive?

    If a cow laughed, would milk come out of her nose?

    As income tax time approaches, did you ever notice:
    When you put the two words ‘The ‘ and ‘IRS’ together,
    it spells ‘THEIRS’?

    Laughter is good!

  32. March 19, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Local Chgo news just had on the distraught mother of the 6 yr. old girl who was shot and killed Sat. night in Chicago while sitting out on the front porch with her mom on an unseasonably warm night. She was one of 41 shot in Chgo last weekend and one of 7 who lost their lives. They reported there have been 407 shootings in Chgo so far this year. Also someone in a car shot into a group of teenagers gathered by the canal on a nice Sat. night in downtown Indy, 5 hit. This is all just senseless, all these shootings. I don’t know how many of these perpetrators have been apprehended. But something needs to be done about our increasingly violent gun culture.

    • 127 anniebella
      March 19, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      dotster3, all this violence is terrible, and what kind of person shot a child and have no remorse?

    • 128 yardarm756
      March 19, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      I’m ashamed to say this last group of shoot outs happened in my ‘hood. As a matter of fact one of them happened in front of my barber shop. Unfortunately it’s gonna get down to business as usual.

  33. 129 Proud former White House intern
    March 19, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    This is so awesome I love our President! Simply the best,

  34. 130 utaustinliberal
    March 19, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    • 131 Dudette
      March 19, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      Don’t know where I found this a while back, but it spoke to me.

      —————–

      WHY I AM A LIBERAL

      Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. With his first swallow of water, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought to insure their safety and that they work as advertised. All but $10 of his medications are paid for by his employer’s medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance – now Joe gets it too.
      He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs. Joe’s bacon is safe to eat because some girly-man liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry. In the morning shower, Joe reaches for his shampoo. His bottle is properly labeled with each ingredient and its amount in the total contents because some crybaby liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained. Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some environmentalist wacko liberal fought for laws to stop industries from polluting our air.

      He walks to the subway station for his government-subsidized ride to work. It saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees because some fancy-pants liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor. Joe begins his workday. He has a good job with excellent pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some lazy liberal union members fought and died for these working standards. Joe’s employer pays these standards because Joe’s employer doesn’t want his employees to call the union. If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he’ll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because some stupid liberal didn’t think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune.

      It’s noon-time and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe’s deposit is federally insured by the FSLIC because some godless liberal wanted to protect Joe’s money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Great Depression. Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage and his below-market federal student loan because some elitist liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime. Joe is home from work.

      He plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive. His car is among the safest in the world because some America-hating liberal fought for car safety standards. He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers’ Home Administration because bankers didn’t want to make rural loans. The house didn’t have electricity until some big-government liberal stuck his nose where it didn’t belong and demanded rural electrification.

      He is happy to see his father, who is now retired. His father lives on Social Security and a union pension because some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn’t have to. Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a radio talk show. The radio host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. He doesn’t mention that the beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day. Joe agrees: “We don’t need those big-government liberals ruining our lives! After all, I’m a self-made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have.”

  35. 134 desertflower
    March 19, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    https://twitter.com/#!/CharlieKayeCBS/status/181862756625027073 CBS has learned that the Army Sgt. and his wife were over $1M in debt. This is not good.

    • 135 Jessica
      March 19, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      How on earth did they accumulate that much debt. I mean I’ve heard of $500,000 but 1 MILLION! That’s just plain receckless.

      • 136 Jessica
        March 19, 2012 at 7:49 pm

        I’m sorry that number was so high it threw off my spelling.

      • March 19, 2012 at 8:38 pm

        Apparently he was ordered to repay $1 million after being accused of fraud when he was a financial advisor. He was also found guilty of assaulting a girlfriend and was told to undergo anger management treatment. Why was this guy even in the army??

  36. 139 desertflower
    March 19, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/03/19/447090/romney-super-pac-contractors/

    For over 35 years, government contractors have been prohibited from donating to political campaigns, but the super PAC supporting GOP front runner Mitt Romney is exploiting a grey area in the law to accept money from these companies.

    Restore Our Future, the deep-pocketed super PAC backing Romney, has taken advantage of this ambiguity to raise $890,000 from at least five contractors that would be barred from giving to Romney’s campaign directly, the Los Angeles Times reports:
    Other super PACs, including Republican-allied American Crossroads, and Priorities USA Action, which backs President Obama, have language on their websites warning that federal contractors are not allowed to make donations.
    Restore Our Future does not list the prohibition on its website.

    snip/

    Restore our Future has spent over $35 million so far to support Romney and attack his GOP opponents, far more than the super PACs backing the other candidates.

  37. 140 proudofobama
    March 19, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Hey, TOD family. I hope this works. I have been trying to post for days and wordpress wouldn’t let me.

    • 141 proudofobama
      March 19, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      Yay! It worked. What a pain.

    • March 19, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      So sorry Proud, lots of people have been having trouble since WordPress made some ridiculous changes, they seem to be easing but they’re not completely fixed yet. It’s a joke!

      • 143 proudofobama
        March 19, 2012 at 8:56 pm

        No need for you to apologize, Chips. I’m just sorry I couldn’t get in on all the fun conversations. Thanks so much for all you do. Appreciate you.

  38. 145 desertflower
    March 19, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Little Ricky today:

    “We need a candidate who’s going to be a fighter for freedom. Who’s going to get up and make that the central theme in this race because it is the central theme in this race,” Santorum told a crowd of about 200 voters during a rally here on Monday. “I don’t care what the unemployment rate’s going to be. Doesn’t matter to me. My campaign doesn’t hinge on unemployment rates and growth rates. It’s something more foundational that’s going on.”

    AH! The truth…he doesn’t care about unemployment so much as dictating his morality on everyone else. This was today’s quickie….as Laffy says over at The Political Carnival. Was it good for you?

  39. 147 collegekay
    March 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Roland Martin is annoying. I’m not surprised with the way he acts. He came to my school a while ago. He’s very arrogant. After he spoke to students he said — “So now who wants me autograph?” 🙄 who the fuck says that? smh.


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