23
Mar
12

see ya very soon

Hi everyone.

True, I won’t actually be traveling on Air Force One, and no, I won’t be heading for Korea, but apart from that me and the President have a lot in common over the next few days: we’ll be away for a bit. Admittedly, my business is just a little less important. ๐Ÿ˜•

I’ll be in the air and on the road until Monday evening. I’ll do my very, very, very best to check in on the blog before then, especially to free the good folk stuck in pending thanks to those delightful recent changes made by WordPress, and to start new ‘chat away’ posts.

Completely normal service will be resumed on Monday evening, until then, look after yourselves – and I hope to catch up over the weekend.

Love, Chips.


495 Responses to “see ya very soon”


  1. 1 itgurl_29
    March 23, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    First?

  2. 7 hopefruit2
    March 23, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    We will miss you Chips – be safe in your travels and looking forward to Monday evening when you are back in full force!!

    • 8 Pamela
      March 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      Have a wonderful and well-earned break. Try to make it a break, and don’t worry about us little one’s, we will behave and do our very best to make you proud while you are away! Bless you Chipsticks, travel in safety!

      • March 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm

        I think it’s party time! Mom’s away and we’re home alone and on our own! Rollin’ in the kegs right now. Tunes are at full blast! ( I think that’s how I remember it, it’s been a couple of years) ๐Ÿ™‚
        haha—I just remembered that “trick” where friends would park away in scattered locations and one car would pick up and deliver, leaving only one car in evidence in driveway, so neighbors would be none the wiser and wouldn’t be able to tattle on the festivities.

  3. 13 Pamela
    March 23, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Whoop whoop!

  4. 14 itgurl_29
    March 23, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    #ilikeobamacare is trending. Let’s keep that up all day, guys!

  5. 15 amk for obama
    March 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    delightful new changes ???

    does this mean we got the place to ourselves and we can trash it ti our heart’s content ?

  6. March 23, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    See ya Chipa, we love ya and we’ll try not to break anything!

  7. March 23, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Safe travels, Chipsticks!

  8. March 23, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Safe and prosperous journey, Chips! We look forward to your return!

  9. 23 m
    March 23, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    message from axelrod in an email “hell yeah, i like obamacare!”

    chips ,we will miss you so much! take care of yourself, have fun and know we’ll all be so ready for your return with open arms!

  10. 25 whatisworking
    March 23, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Jobs On The Way: U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement Takes Effect

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2012/03/jobs-on-way-us-korea-trade-agreement.html

  11. 28 amk for obama
    March 23, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    gopolitico reports that sick rantorum has made an ad that morphs ahmadinejad with PBO.

    sick fucks.

    • March 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      I’m so furious I can hardly speak.

      • 30 hopefruit2
        March 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm

        He’s doing penance for his earlier comment about us being “better” with Obama than Romney. I’m sure the Romney camp helped to fund that new ad.

        Meanwhile, Romney is in Wisconsin feverishly blanketing the airwaves with anti-Santorum ads, outspending Rick by 55 to 1. Now my question is: If Romney knew that he already has this nomination wrapped up, why is he spending so much money to defeat Santorum in a midwestern state?!?!?

      • March 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm

        This is almost a threat – if you ask me. The President is the head of the country, and has done absolutely nothing to be associated with a “sworn American enemy”. The people who have been treasonous and hateful are the ones who should be aligning themselves with the likes of Ahmadinejad, especially Santorum himself – who wants his religion to rule the country, just like the Ayatolla. I detest Santorum completely. This ad should never hit the air – it’s dangerous and it’s not true.

      • 35 jackiegrumbacher
        March 23, 2012 at 9:16 pm

        This is slimy Ricky in all his ugly glory. I’m not surprised at this because there is no moral bar so low he won’t go under it.

    • March 23, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      Oh no, and not that again. Despicable. Jeff Greenfield tried that on CNN during ’08 campaign. Put up a split screen of Obama/Ahmadinejad, listed all the reasons they were “just alike”, including that they both wore sportcoats with dress shirts, no tie. It was beyond ridiculous and the height of irresponsibility. CNN got blasted for it. Greenfield was gone from CNN shortly thereafter—–this was when CNN still had a hint of integrity.

    • 38 Pamela
      March 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      This is vicious, unethical and uncalled for. It is a cheap, low, unprincipled shot from a loser. It will come back on him so hard, he will hide his face in shame for the rest of his life. He will have earned his humiliation.

  12. 40 susanne
    March 23, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    thanks for thinking of us, in all the busy-ness of your travel and personal concerns. you’re our anchor, chips! (and yardarm is our yardarm) (and pbo is our admiral) (and andand…i’m gonna go swab some decks!)

  13. 43 Tally
    March 23, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    I think I need sleep – I’ve been posting on the last thread, and everyone is now here. DOH.

    ok – in case anyone missed it last night –

    and

    I had some requests last night for shirts that say: NEWS FLASH: SLAVERY IS ILLEGAL AND WOMEN ARE NOT PROPERTY

    โ€“ Iโ€™m tornโ€ฆ.. Keep in mind Iโ€™m doing two versions of whatever I come up with (white letting on black shirts, and black lettering on white and color.) I made one that was two lines โ€“ โ€˜NEWS FLASHโ€™ on top, then the rest below, and it looks very small on the shirt, even when I make it as large as possible. Then I made one that took up more of the body of the shirt (front or back where possible) :

    (centered:)

    NEWS FLASH:
    SLAVERY IS ILLEGAL
    &
    WOMEN ARE NOT PROPERTY

    we will not go back!

    โ€“ now, which one? Both? And with or without an Obama2012 or Obama logo on it at the bottom? help?

    Reply

    • 44 a4alice
      March 23, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      I don’t know. I just didn’t want you to think you were still alone. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 45 0388jojothecat
      March 23, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      I like both – white lettering/blk background & vice versa. I would nix the Obama 2012, may I suggest saying…”Vote Democrat 2012″.

      • 46 Pamela
        March 23, 2012 at 7:55 pm

        Agree with jojo, both options are good as people like choice, leaving PBO out of it is wise, he will have enough to handle as is. Maybe okay to use the D for democrats, unless you need to run it by DNC for the go ahead. The Dark Side will be looking out for anything they can grasp onto to cause problems for us.

  14. 47 whatisworking
    March 23, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Champions of Change :: Striking Out Homelessness One Student At a Time

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2012/03/champions-of-change-striking-out.html

  15. 50 politicaljunkessa
    March 23, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Godspeed Chips! We’ll try not to break anything :mrgreen: .

  16. 51 Claire
    March 23, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    I’m already experiencing withdrawal.

    Have a safe trip.

  17. 52 whatisworking
    March 23, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Obama Brings Down Veterans Unemployment by 5 Points!!! Below National Average!!

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2012/03/obama-brings-down-veterans-unemployment.html

    • 53 Cha
      March 24, 2012 at 12:06 am

      Let’s see Amahdinejad do that! Freakin’ stupid ignorant haters who get suckered by the demon rick santorum.

  18. 54 whatisworking
    March 23, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Champions of Change :: Abandoning Mediocrity and Seizing Opportunity

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2012/03/champions-of-change-abandoning.html

  19. 55 whatisworking
    March 23, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Great Phrase – Great Graphic

    Republican Budget – Pathway to Poverty

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2012/03/republican-budget-pathway-to-poverty.html

  20. 57 proudmemberofglobalzero
    March 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Hope you have a safe and productive trip. Grab some fun while at it. You have some very smart people here that I trust and read everyday.

  21. 58 amk for obama
    March 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Happy trails chips. Be good.

  22. 59 hopefruit2
    March 23, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Hmm….

    BREAKING: MITT ROMNEY PROMISES TO VETO DREAM ACT IF ELECTED

    //| Matt Viser of the Boston Globe reports that during a campaign stop in Le Mars, Iowa this afternoon, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney promised to veto the DREAM Act if it ever passed while he was president. Romneyโ€™s promise to veto the legislation is merely the latest escalation in a campaign that has already been marked by extreme anti-immigrant rhetoric from Romney and his fellow Republican candidates. A Pew Hispanic Center poll released earlier this week showed Romney losing Hispanic voters to President Obama by a 3:1 margin, far worse than John McCain did in 2008. //

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/12/31/396087/breaking-mitt-romney-promises-to-veto-dream-act-if-elected/

    • 60 amk for obama
      March 23, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      3 to 1 ? What needs to hit those 25%ers heads before they come to their senses ?

      • 61 Mel
        March 23, 2012 at 5:52 pm

        Eva Langoria will traveling to all swing states for PBO yes I am surprise about 25% fuckers
        latinos they might be mostly from Florida Cubans have always voted REUBLICAN. Nut I amo not
        worried we will have the majority of the Latino comunity.

        • 62 desertflower
          March 23, 2012 at 5:56 pm

          Don’t they realize that THEY could be harassed, too? All people of color will be suspect. Here legally, or not. how can they do that to their brothers and sisters?

      • 63 jackiegrumbacher
        March 23, 2012 at 9:29 pm

        AMK — what needs to hit those 25 percenters? Us. Everyone of us has a chance to reach out to Latino voters and tell them the truth about Romney. Make sure they know exactly who cares about them and who despises them.

    • March 23, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      I’m getting the feeling that Mitt realizes he doesn’t have what it takes to be President, and now he’s deliberately trying to lose the nomination.

    • March 23, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      that article is from December 2011.

      PBO from last poll of Hispanics has a large margin over Romney

    • 67 jackiegrumbacher
      March 23, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      It doesn’t matter now who Robney chooses as his VP, he’s blown it big time. Every Obama precinct captain in every state that has a Latino population has to deliver this message to Hispanics: Romney hates you and doesn’t want to give your children a chance. I know I intend to make that message loud and clear to Latino voters in our little county. Romney is a stupid, short-sighted bot who doesn’t have any idea of what he’s just done. Game on.

      • 68 Cha
        March 24, 2012 at 12:14 am

        Let’s see willard try and ETCH that away with Eva Longoria on the Trail. That advisor to willard, eric fehrnstrom, also works for scott brown. He’s kinda of an Etchy sketchy guy too.

  23. 69 whatisworking
    March 23, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    We need to thank Media Matters for continuing the fight.

    Radio spots could sour advertisers on Limbaugh

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505123_162-57402444/radio-spots-could-sour-advertisers-on-limbaugh/?tag=cbsnewsLeadStoriesAreaMain

  24. March 23, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Safe & Happy Travels to you Chips & to our President Obama. Take care, both of you.

  25. 72 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 23, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Hope you have a safe and productive journey, Chips.

    #PRESSON

  26. March 23, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Have fun Chips! We’ll be here when you get back ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. 79 utaustinliberal
    March 23, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Have a safe trip Chips.

    You know what this means TOD: Party! Party! Party! Party! Party! ๐Ÿ˜€

  28. 86 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    March 23, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    PRAYERS HERE FOR PBO AND CHIPS…SAFE TRAVEL…AND ACCOMPLISHED AGENDAS FOR BOTH!..:)

  29. 91 Debz
    March 23, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Safe travel Chips. We will miss you!!!

  30. 92 gn
    March 23, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Happy + safe travels to you, chipsticks.

    OT–h/t GreenLadyHere at PragmaticObotsUnite, once again Mitt Romney copying POTUS and trying to match the intelligence and grace of our PBO:

    Romney calls Martin shooting a ‘tragedy’, Gingrich weighs in too

    Following remarks on the Trayvon Martin shooting by President Obama, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called the controversy a “tragedy,” invoking the same term the president used.

    http://pragmaticobotsunite.com/friday-afternoon-thread-the-miami-heat-we-are-trayvon-martin/#comment-474814590

    As GLH noted, they all refused to say a word until the true leader made a statement, after which Romney scrambled to copy what POTUS said. Why is he always copying him?

    • March 23, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      Why is he always copying him?………. Because Rob-Me Is an absolutely wanna Be ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • 94 vcprezofan2
      March 23, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      ‘Why is he always following him?

      Because Willard does not do original thoughts? [Let foreclosures fall. Let Detroit go bankrupt. Repeal, and go backwards, etc. etc.]
      Because Willard unconsciously acknowledges that President Obama is an excellent model?
      Because Willard sees the response PBO gets and he doesn’t? If it works for PBO it might also work for him?
      Because Willard has less-than-smart strategists?

      Finally, the over-reaching reason = Because WILLARD IS A DIMWIT, wealthy, but a dimwit nonetheless.

      • 95 vcprezofan2
        March 23, 2012 at 7:26 pm

        Were he to make it to office Weathervane Willard would follow the instructions of whoever spoke forcefully and with confidence.

      • 96 anniebella
        March 23, 2012 at 7:34 pm

        Never forget what Rachel Maddow said about Mitt Romney…..He is a liar.

        • 97 idon
          March 23, 2012 at 10:29 pm

          Rachel;s Mitt etch-a-sketch segment also provides a definition of a sociopath. It was amazing and scary.

  31. 98 hopefruit2
    March 23, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    #ILikeOBamaCare is still trending worldwide and STRONGLY on Twitter!

  32. 99 utaustinliberal
    March 23, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Man oh man #ILikeObamaCare has been trending super hard on twitter. People are fighting back hard against pundits and rightwingers who want to demonize the law. Awesome!!!!!

  33. 103 necie4010
    March 23, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Hello my Sisters and Brothers here at the great TOD! I have not been able to post for a while, and just dropped in to wish Chips the best during her trip! Chips, may God grant you traveling grace and mercy during your trip…we, here on the blog will surely pray for your safe return and will truly miss you the few days that you are away! I am truly grateful to be able to come to a place that is sane, and tells the true and real story concerning our great President and all that he and his family are doing, and sacrificing for our Nation! I am looking forward to campaigning here in Ohio as the time for our fight for re-election draws near….wishing everyone a happy and blessed weekend…stay safe and healthy! Much love to all!!!!

  34. 106 Tally
    March 23, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Bon Voyage Chips!!

  35. 107 edwina3
    March 23, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Bye, Chips, we’ll miss you – thanks for all you do to keep the light burning bright with truth and knowledge.

  36. 108 Dee
    March 23, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Have a great weekend Chips! thanks for all that you do for us.

  37. 109 amk for obama
    March 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    All this noise about the ACA from the fifth columnist fourth estate wouldn’t have anything to do with the tuesday’s supremes’ hearing, would it ?

    Nah, these scums wouldn’t dive to such slimy depths, would they ?

    Fucking assholes.

  38. March 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Chips, have safe travels,want to tell the roads are busy I just got off of them after 3754 miles,from TX,to Canada to Washington State to Nevada to Arizona and back home to TX. So take care and watch out for the wild ones in a hurry to go no where. Be Safe and GOD Bless your trip. 4 MORE FOR 44

    • March 23, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      Wow – that’s quite a trip! Glad you’re home safe and sound.

      • March 23, 2012 at 6:25 pm

        theo67,Thank You and I’m glad to be home but that’s the life of a Trucker you do get to see a lot of Highway both day and night ,hot and cold through the mountains and valleys of this Great Land Of Ours. That is why we must give 4 MORE FOR 44 .

    • 113 desertflower
      March 23, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      WoW!!! Do you feel like you’re still driving?

      • March 23, 2012 at 6:40 pm

        Desrtflower, I have been driving so long and after jumping out of planes in the Army .I just always feel like I’m in motion and its just a way of life. I have traveled all of my life a Army Brat and Then in the Airborne for me when it was my turn.In my Family 2 uncles in the Army,1 uncle in the Navy,1 in the Air Force total of 112 years of service for all of us.And we would do it all over again if need be.That is way I love This country so much it has made my family a proud middle class American Family of African Descent. 4 MORE FOR 44

    • 117 aquagranny911
      March 23, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      It WAS crazy out there. We drove back from South East AZ yesterday & when we got home I fell on my knees in prayers of gratitude that we got home alive.

      • 118 desertflower
        March 23, 2012 at 7:06 pm

        Why? Crazy drivers? You know the snowbirds are still here…makes things tricky sometimes…add the traffic, crazies, speeders and red light runners and you SHOULD have kissed the ground! I try NEVER to drive on the freeways.

        • 119 aquagranny911
          March 23, 2012 at 8:07 pm

          Crazy drivers & there was a lot more traffic than usual because of Spring break. The RV’s don’t bother me too much. I’m not a speed demon. I agree though, I stay off the freeways & parkways like 101 as much as possible. I’ve lived here so long I know every back way to just about everywhere. Sometimes it’s actually faster and shorter on the surface streets.

      • March 23, 2012 at 7:12 pm

        Aquagranny911,I’m truly glad you are in safely and know what you mean. I Pray every mile I drive You see with 80,000 pounds under your control going at the speeds on the highway I have a lot of gray hair because all the lives that are around my rig at any given time.I will tell you in you don’t believe in THE GOD ALL MIGHTY just drive a Rig 100 miles and you will get your knees whether you want to or not.So GOD BLESS and enjoy home.

        • 121 aquagranny911
          March 23, 2012 at 8:02 pm

          Thanks, Wes. You enjoy being home too. I usually stay in the right lane & drive at about 65mph because it really does save on gas & is fast enough not to be a hazard. I notice most truckers do about the same.

    • 122 jackiegrumbacher
      March 23, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      Wes, how do you keep awake with all those miles and miles of asphalt ahead of you? You must have tricks of the trade for keeping your mind focused on the road after all those hours.

      • March 23, 2012 at 11:07 pm

        Jackiegrumbacher, First I’m sorry it took so late to give you a reply but here goes.I have learned over time when you start your first day out eat very lite drink water and take breaks every 8 hours behind the wheel.You must make your mindset to not think about miles but points you are going to stop at. When you map your run you start with your log book and schedule your stopping points to rest and eat and freshen up.I usually eat mostly fresh salads and fruit salads and one major meal a day. I keep hot potato chips in the sleeper to snack on that hot pepper will open your eyes up when you get drowsy.if you keep munch food near by you will be OK Once your body gets use to the routine it just works.The biggest danger is eating a lot of heavy meals and a lot of sugary items that give a sluggish feeling you will get sleepy then.The sugary base foods will give you a rush then a crash and you get tired. And the most important thing is just stop get out and as you might seen Truckers walk around hitting the tires on the Truck it gives you exercise and fresh air.Also have a great sound system in your Truck to turn up the sound of great music and talking books to listen to.It took a few years to learn that and One Major component A Loving Wife to come Home Too. That last part is the greatest of them all She makes it all worthwhile.

  39. 126 donna dem 4 obama
    March 23, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Chips left me in charge!

    P-A-R-T-Y!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. 138 nintendowii10
    March 23, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    A song for Trayvon Martin:

    • 139 joanshaw
      March 23, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      That’s painful, so many kids, so many adults, and all of them so beautiful. I THOUGHT we were better than this — yes, as the president says, we’re better than this. A lot of people in this country are not listening, are not feeling..

      • 140 yardarm756
        March 23, 2012 at 8:54 pm

        Hate to say it joan, but this ain’t new. The wound has NEVER scabbed over and now the bandage is gone. The bleeding will continue until Amerikkka becomes comfortable in it’s own skin. Until then more people will suffer and die so the 1% can keep their way of life.

        • 141 jackiegrumbacher
          March 23, 2012 at 9:51 pm

          Sadly Yardarm, you’re right. The stain on this great country was planted deep into the nation’s soul even before the Founding Fathers failed us with a Constitution that would not allow EVERY man (not to mention women) full citizenship. It’s a stain we’ve never been able to erase and sometimes grows deeper and uglier like a dark spot on the soul.

  41. 142 Ladyhawke
    March 23, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    It’s almost time for Rev. Al.

  42. March 23, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    • 144 amk for obama
      March 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      I am following benen and yet his tweets don’t appear in my twitter feed. umm.

    • 145 jackiegrumbacher
      March 23, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      The funny thing is if Benen had started writing about Romeny’s truths, he would have been finished with one sentence on week one. The sentence? “I couldn’t find any.”

  43. 146 desertflower
    March 23, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Safe travels, Chip! We’ll clean up our mess ๐Ÿ™‚ donna ‘s starting the party!

  44. 147 Ceb
    March 23, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Travel safely and well, Chips. I hope the time away will be all that you wish and need it to be. We will hold down the fort and keep a lighted candle in the window for you. Until we meet again.

    XOXO

  45. 150 GGail
    March 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    The skies will be clear and safe for both of our loved ones, Chipsticks and President Obama.

    We’ll see you both when you return ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. 151 nintendowii10
    March 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Karren Finney’s Twitter feed is filled with a bunch of nasty and misogynistic tweets from the right wing, apparently she struck a nerve!

    • March 23, 2012 at 6:33 pm

      I bet she did, both today and yesterday. She tells it like it is and with personal experience. Gives her more credence and the right-wing know it and can’t abide that. They cannot handle the truth.

    • March 23, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      She was one that brought up ALEC today(heard it twice on msnbc)——the Koch boys and NRA and some of our congress people who pushed these “stand your ground” free wheeling, no gun control laws in all these states. They are partially responsible for what happened in Florida. Other than justice in this particular horrific case, I hope that there will be renewed interest/action re. gun control and changes/abolishing these new licenses to kill. The Dems have to stop cowering in the corner shaking with fear of the NRA too. They also share responsibility in allowing this new wild west atmosphere to flourish, to disastrous results, as we’ve seen.
      Finney has no fear, and I was very gratified to hear her cite ALEC’s responsibility——I think she must have struck a nerve if she’s getting all this response——a well-deserved strike.

      • 154 aquagranny911
        March 23, 2012 at 8:19 pm

        She did strike a nerve & we need to send her support. I’m sick of all this pistol packing and shoot your neighbor laws. I read that Wal-Mart is the largest retail gun seller & they are hand in glove with NRA. Someone needs to muzzle that outfit, pun intended before more people are killed.

      • 156 jackiegrumbacher
        March 23, 2012 at 9:57 pm

        Yes and ALEC is responsible for the voter suppression laws. This connection needs to be understood by people. The Koch brothers and their many tentacles are trying to control our states and paralyze the federal government. They are as great a threat to the US as a foreign invader.

  47. 157 amk for obama
    March 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    • 158 hopefruit2
      March 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      From now on, lets hold these media outlets accountable. Let’s tell them that simply reporting these incidents without condemning them will be interpreted as consent. And we will hold them liable accordingly. This is not funny or entertaining. We know quite well that if any of the DEM primary candidates back in 2007/-8 had portrayed GWB in that way, the media wouldn’t simply report it without condemning the Democratic candidate.

    • 161 COS
      March 23, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      This sick f$$$ is running on fumes.and he is desperate. What religious person would do some sick stuff like this?

      • 162 COS
        March 23, 2012 at 6:14 pm

        Oops meant to put a comma in place of the period. This action really made me upset. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • March 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm

        What sick religious supporters of Ricky would laugh when one of them said to “pretend it’s Obama” when Ricky was shooting away at the firing range?

        • 164 anniebella
          March 23, 2012 at 7:44 pm

          dotster3, they laugh because they are sick racists people, that is why they laugh. And just because you say you are religious, doesn’t mean you really know who Jesus Christ is.

          • 165 anniebella
            March 23, 2012 at 7:46 pm

            Ron Paul said that Rick Santorum was a phony, and so are those racists haters followers of his.

            • March 23, 2012 at 8:08 pm

              Ron Paul is a phony also and has tons of racist followers as well so he’s one to talk .

            • 167 jackiegrumbacher
              March 23, 2012 at 9:59 pm

              This is the only point on which I agree with Ron Paul. Ricky is as phony as they come. Of course, it takes one phony to know another.

              • 168 miss pat
                March 24, 2012 at 8:53 am

                Let them laugh. He who laugh last laughs best. We will be laughing Nov. 6 2912. Laughing with joy with no malice in our hearts. Oh what joy that will be.

    • 169 aquagranny911
      March 23, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      “Sick rantorum” is right! There is something seriously twisted about the man. I really, really, really want Karma to out whatever he is hiding.

    • 170 Cha
      March 24, 2012 at 12:20 am

      A desparate demon sick fuck posing as a Bible Thumper.

  48. 171 desertflower
    March 23, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    from Benen….* Syria defections: “A U.N.-appointed panel of human rights experts said Friday it has new information on high-level Syrian military defections, including four brigadier generals, and on doctors ordered to make patients unconscious during hospital visits by Arab League monitors.”

    These are some sick assholes

  49. 173 lisalovesobama
    March 23, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Peggysticks!!!!! Gonna miss, miss, miss you while you are gone but will console myself with the HUGE block party I’m gonna throw here at TOD. Don’t worry, won’t break anything, but that’s the only promise I can make. :mrgreen:

    • 174 amk for obama
      March 23, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      Speak fro yourself.

      wonโ€™t break anything.

    • March 23, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      I’m imagining our chipster off on a romantic getaway. Mr. Dotster is going to be SO MAD though—–it was only a week or so ago when she proposed marriage to him. That two-timer! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope she’s having some fun!

  50. 176 andogriff
    March 23, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Safe journey, Ms Chips, we will miss you!

  51. 177 amk for obama
    March 23, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    • 186 amk for obama
      March 23, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      What is this tripe ? How about arresting his killer ass right now ?

    • 187 desertflower
      March 23, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      Then they need to lock him up….really? WTF!

    • 191 AJ
      March 23, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      Well, DUH! I’ve only been telling Mr. AJ for a week that nothing was stopping Zimmerman’s family from shipping him out of the country. The only question –from *his* stand point, I stress – is: if he HASN’T left, why is he just hanging around waiting for the inevitable?

  52. 192 desertflower
    March 23, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Greg Sargent: Sam Stein reports on a key point: The Obama administration is not crafting a legislative back-up for the individual mandate, a key sign of White House confidence the law will be upheld.

    • 193 amk for obama
      March 23, 2012 at 6:26 pm

      I’ve read at BJ the verdict is likely to be 7-2 or 6-3 in favor. I hope it is the former.

    • 198 hopefruit2
      March 23, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      Yes, Jay Carney also said as much when asked by the Jackals this afternoon whether the WH was planning any legislative back-up.

    • March 23, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      If the mandate is knocked down, it will be interesting how the GOP will handle the outrage from their insurance cohorts and the Chamber of Commerce. They were saying today that even if the mandate is knocked down, it won’t kill the law because the insurance companies will go under unless Congress passes more legislation to somehow force/encourage people to buy insurance. The fact is that the law allows so many subsidies and even some total exemptions, that there’s no way that the GOP can offer anything more affordable – unless they simply say let’s do single payer and ensure everyone gets healthcare paid completely by the Federal Government.

      They were also saying on NPR last night that the GOP candidates love to scream about repeal of the law, but none of them have any tangible alternatives to the law, and that’s going to be highlighted next week.

      • 200 57andfemale
        March 24, 2012 at 12:46 am

        Isn’t the fact that the mandate isn’t severable one of the issues? I thought I heard that if the mandate is struck down, the entire law can be struck down?

  53. 201 amk for obama
    March 23, 2012 at 6:17 pm
    • March 23, 2012 at 7:02 pm

      I read the commish fined them for this. Honestly, this is such a travesty that just keeps compounding itself.

      • 203 a4alice
        March 23, 2012 at 7:13 pm

        wow really they got fined? That’s dumb! I’m glad they did it, it’s a powerful image of support.

      • 204 MsKitty
        March 23, 2012 at 9:09 pm

        Actually that was a rumor that’s since been debunked. I still think David Stern is an evil gnome though.

    • 205 Dudette
      March 23, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      Ha! I just posted a link to this down thread amk. Should’ve scrolled up first ๐Ÿ™‚
      Great picture!! I think Miami just won me as a new fan.

      • 206 miss pat
        March 24, 2012 at 8:57 am

        I saw a cute little boiy in a hoodie. Must have been around two, running to keep up with his siblings. I said to myself, He better not run in Florida.

  54. 207 desertflower
    March 23, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/post/over-the-top-conservative-condemnation-of-president-obamas-health-care-law/2012/03/23/gIQAQYV7VS_blog.html?hpid=z2

    Obamacare has become a vessel into which conservatives have poured countless suspicions about liberals and their intentions. But itโ€™s just not some outre left-wing plot. In past decades, it would have been considered a relatively centrist approach to expanding health-care coverage. That it isnโ€™t now says more about many of its critics than about the law itself.

    • 208 57andfemale
      March 24, 2012 at 12:48 am

      They don’t want any ‘universal’ health care at all. They don’t want to get close. even though moderate Republicans have supported a mandate in the past, they prefer to have no health care legislation at all.

  55. 209 desertflower
    March 23, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    This is good ๐Ÿ™‚

    David Axelrod amplifies the case for, yes, โ€œObamacare,โ€ and Obama, too, is now calling it by that name. Dems own Obamacare.

  56. March 23, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Have a safe trip, my love.

  57. 222 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 23, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Can’t say this enough ….

    #PRESSON

  58. March 23, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    As taglines go, โ€œAll of the aboveโ€ is not exactly phenomenal, lacking the sex appeal of its energy-policy sister, โ€œDrill, baby, drill,โ€ and the historic resonance of, say, โ€œWhereโ€™s the beef?โ€ It conjures a standardized test more than economic stimulus.

    But President Obamaโ€™s use of the phrase to describe his current energy policy leanings โ€“ signaling yes to a combination of domestic drilling, alternative energy and conservation โ€” is driving Republicans nuts, because the phrase has been a product of their partyโ€™s energy platform for years.

    They find it especially galling since Mr. Obama made moves to block, for now, part of the expansion of the Keystone XL pipeline.

    Mr. Obama has used the phrase while visiting oil-rich areas of the country, and his administration is promoting it every chance it gets.

    It is hard to know precisely how โ€œall of the aboveโ€ came to pertain to energy, although Senator John McCain and his running mate in 2008, former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, made good use of it in their presidential campaign, along with โ€œdrill, baby, drillโ€ and that underdog maxim, โ€œmine, baby, mine.โ€

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/republicans-cry-foul-on-obama-catchprase/

    They sure do cry a lot!

  59. 226 Cheryllou
    March 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Safe travels Chips. I’m also on the road going to visit my family in Albany NY.

  60. 227 phoenixriz
    March 23, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Chips may your trip give you time to relax and accomplish all you set out to do. Allow yourself the space to detach from us long enough to breath freely and evenly. You deserve this time considering the unknown pressures and duties we are not aware of. There are times we need to get away from those we love to come back refreshed. I hope it is a comforting journey for you. We will be awaiting your return with love and kisses. Travel safely. You are in our thoughts. AND ohhh yes, we’ll keep the party at a reasonable level. LOL

  61. 228 hopefruit2
    March 23, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    HEADLINE: Meet the Obama Official Investigating the Trayvon Martin Shooting

    // Tom Perez, the Justice Department’s top civil rights lawyer, has investigated hate crimes and police abuses for years. Now he faces one of his biggest challenges yet…

    …When Hastings suggested that Zimmerman might have uttered a racial slur on the call, Triplet pulled a copy of the recording out of a folder and passed it to the DOJ’s assistant attorney general for civil rights, Thomas Perez. Sanford’s city manager, Norton Bonaparte, implored Perez to probe the conduct of the Sanford police.

    The inquiry being conducted by Perez’s division and the FBI is focused on the actual shooting, in part to determine whether it was a hate crime. But as questions continue to emerge about the Sanford police department’s handling of this and other racially-charged cases, civil rights leaders have urged the feds to broaden the inquiry to include a civil investigation into possible police wrongdoing. And this is an area Perez knows well. During his two-year tenure at the civil rights division, he has quietly led a federal crusade against police misconduct, pursuing 19 investigations of local police departmentsโ€”the most in the division’s history. //

    http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/03/tom-perez-justice-department-trayvon-martin

    • 229 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      March 23, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      Very important information about just how serious the DoJ’s commitment to restoring the Civil Rights Division since President Obama took charge and appointed Eric Holder.

      Thank you hf!!

      #PRESSON

    • 230 amk for obama
      March 23, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      That’s excellent news, hf.

    • 231 desertflower
      March 23, 2012 at 7:27 pm

      thanks, hf…I put my 2 cents in over there:)

      • March 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm

        Thank you HF for sharing this very interesting and informative article with us. The support of the DOJ under this Administration is very important to me, so I appreciate us knowing and sharing how the DOJ is working hard for the American people.

        That is one of the reasons that I urge our family here to make sure that we are keeping a watch on how the Judiciary Committee and most of all how the Senate is moving or NOT moving POB’s nominations through by giving them an immediate up or down vote in the Senate.

        I know for a fact how these very important nominations of these judges are impeding the many cases that are standing and waiting to be heard and given a day in court. This is not fair, and it hurts many families and individuals all across this country. It is important to get fair and qualified judges who are nonpartisan on these vacant benches. So let us stay vigilant and keep the pressure on to make sure that the Republicans in the Senate top obstructing justice by continiously holding up POB’s nominations. It hurts our nation as a whole.

        Stay on your state Senators, and inform Chairman Leahy of your concerns. He along with my state Senators have been very eager to listen and get things done in my state. However, we all know or have friends, and families ALL across this nation whose lives maybe hanging in the balance because the benches are empty, simply because the Republicans are hating on POB. That is not right, and it is not fair to any city or state.

        This is very close to my heart, and I hope that others will join in the cause and make sure we let the Judiciary Committee and above all Majority Leader and Majority Whip in the Senate, Dick Durbin know how we feel about this matter.

        Tweet this article shared with us by HF and the tweet by our great Mr. Bobfr. Thank you, TOD family.HZ

    • March 23, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      The question that these lying media don’t even bother to pose is: why is Romney and his dog-abusing wife saying that the etch-a-sketch comment had to do with organizational changes for the transition to the general election – when we can all clearly hear that the question was all about tacking to the far right from a policy perspective. They think we’re stupid.

  62. March 23, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    OMG! These people are way, way, way beyond evil. Check out what Fox has now “thrown out there.”
    http://www.freewoodpost.com/2012/03/23/fox-news-did-trayvon-steal-the-candy-and-tea/ I would like to add something here but am speechless. Tally, you need to weigh in on this! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 237 susanne
      March 23, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      ‘liberals can’t explain why he had no receipt for the candy and tea’–well, how about, he threw it in the trash? and that’s just what we need to do with these repugs. it’s hideous, it’s beyond belief, and it’s time for this racist ‘news media’ to go down, like the trash they are.

    • 239 a4alice
      March 23, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      Seriously? WTF?!? Gretchen Carlson and the rest of them. That’s all. SMH. SMDH

    • 240 Ladyhawke
      March 23, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      I made a comment yesterday that the thread that runs through all of the discourse from the Republican Party, right wing radio, and Fox is LIES, DISTORTIONS, INNUENDO, and MAKING STUFF UP. The other thread that runs through this party is that it’s never their fault. They NEVER take responsibility for their wrongdoing. It’s always the other guys fault. It’s infuriating. So are they now trying to imply that Trayvon Martin stole the candy? Unbelievable. They are so desperate to distract attention from these dangerous Stand Your Ground laws that they endorsed. The depravity of these people is just breathtaking. How do they talk to their own children. How do they look at themselves in the mirror. it’s a mystery to me.

    • 241 Linda
      March 23, 2012 at 7:46 pm

      Bill Lee needs to be fired….right now……!!!

      His true colors were just revealed ….the man is a racist.

      • 242 anniebella
        March 23, 2012 at 8:49 pm

        Linda I agree with you on that Police Chief Lee.

        • 243 anniebella
          March 24, 2012 at 12:11 am

          I thank God I’m not a right wing conservative. These are some of the most nasty ugly, hateful, racists people I have ever seen. Those people over there at Fox will rot in Hell. That bitch Gretchen Carlson.

          • 244 anniebella
            March 24, 2012 at 12:26 am

            Maybe I shouldn’t had said that rot in Hell bit. But I’m not changing my mind about Gretchen bitch.

    • 245 Dudette
      March 23, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      OMG! These hateful bastards!!

      I never keep the receipt for anything I get from a convenience store except for gas and that’s cuz I use a credit card. I guess that makes me a thief a million times over! Can his family sue these bastards for defamation?

      • 246 vcprezofan2
        March 23, 2012 at 8:34 pm

        TODObots, THis is not a true story!!! Please note this disclaimer from the site! Also their masthead title is -Stories that are ALMOST true!

        Satire Disclaimer
        March 7, 2012
        By Sarah Wood

        Free Wood Post is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within FreeWoodPost.com are fiction, and presumably fake news.

        Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental, except for all references to politicians and/or celebrities, in which case they are based on real people, but still based almost entirely in fiction.

        FreeWoodPost.com is intended for a mature, sophisticated, and discerning audience.

        • 247 Dudette
          March 23, 2012 at 8:41 pm

          Still pretty damned despicable.

          • 248 vcprezofan2
            March 23, 2012 at 9:21 pm

            Yes, the idea behind it is, IMO. I just can’t bring myself to appreciate satire in this particular situation. At the same time, I don’t want any of my TOD family to share this before noticing that it isn’t real. Sharing it with wide open eyes is okay by me.

      • 249 anniebella
        March 24, 2012 at 12:23 am

        Some stores doesn’t give receipts. I have been to plenty convenience stores who do not give receipts specially when I am just buying a piece of candy or soda. They will even ask me if I want a receipt and I would say no thanks. The only place you get a receipt every time is the Super Market. That sorry ass police chief should be fired for going on FOX running his mouth, but that Norton Bonaparte doesn’t have the guts too. The police chief is trying to smear that dead kid’s name, what kind of man would do something like that. Let me answer that, a sorry racist man. And everyone one FOX News from the owner to the anchors aren’t worth dog doo.

    • 250 vcprezofan2
      March 23, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      HEADS up! Heads up! This is apparently a SATIRE site! The story is not true!

    • 251 aquagranny911
      March 23, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      How bout these despicable goatfiggers would just love to insight a race war so they can film the carnage for video at 10PM & use it to hurt our Prez?

    • 252 miss pat
      March 24, 2012 at 9:28 am

      The article is supposed to be written by a blog that does “Jokes”. This is no laughing matter and the way it’s written is so real. Exactly what Faux News would have said and done. Satire is okay but not at a time like this when people are sad and mad. I know I am.

  63. 253 Pamela
    March 23, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Wait just a dog-goned minute: did our REALLY tell us, as well as expecting us to believe, that “completely NORMAL service” will resume Monday night? I wait with bated breath! ;)0

  64. 254 amk for obama
    March 23, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    • 255 desertflower
      March 23, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      Guess which fucking loony state is NOT on the list?

      • 256 Dudette
        March 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm

        I really am ashamed to say I was born in there. The people running it are fucking assholes.

        • 257 aquagranny911
          March 23, 2012 at 8:45 pm

          I was born in AZ, too. I live here & my family has lived here for generations. I am not ashamed. I love my home but I do despise some of the Repugnant slime sucking, toad licking goatfiggers who have taken over & corrupted this beautiful place. I’m doing my best to get them booted out!!! I have my boots and they will be walking for GOTV!!!

          • 258 Dudette
            March 23, 2012 at 10:47 pm

            Proud of you fighting the good fight, AG. You GO girl!

            • March 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm

              Aquagranny911, thank you for all of the work that you do in AZ for all of us. Blessings to you for your commitment. Non of us can be complacent in this matter. Thank so much aquagranny911. HZ

      • 260 susanne
        March 23, 2012 at 7:56 pm

        we are so sorry, df.
        but it’s not an entirely loony state, because you’re there, and you’re not silent, and you’re working like our prez, making every day a little better.

        • 261 Dudette
          March 23, 2012 at 8:15 pm

          Well said susanne! Love to you and df!
          I have cousins in Phoenix too . They’re not loony — okay a little, but not ENTIRELY loony! ๐Ÿ˜€

  65. 262 terim
    March 23, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Have a safe trip, Chips. We”ll behave!

  66. 270 vitaminlover
    March 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    God bless you, Chips. Have a safe, blessed and happy trip. Even if you need an extra day or so–go for it. Enjoy yourself.

  67. 271 itgurl_29
    March 23, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Obot twitter family, could you please go and light up this racist bitch whose handle is @katmckinley

    She’s pretending to be some kind of moderate repug who claims she wants justice for Trayvon, but wrote a disgusting column today trying to paint Trayvon as the possible aggressor. She’s absolutely disgusting and needs to be handled. This woman represents the WORST kind of racist. The ones who pretend to want to see eye to eye with you. But that is only a cover so they can spew their racism.

    @katmckinley

    • 272 vcprezofan2
      March 23, 2012 at 9:48 pm

      I went to look at her Twitter account first and this was at the top, (so I’m in the midst of watching the video in which the prof is pretty funny so far). McKinley is another matter, but I’ll continue my ‘research’.

    • 273 vcprezofan2
      March 23, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      I read a few of this person’s tweets, was about to respond to this one in particular, then decided not to even bother to acknowledge her.

  68. 274 Linda
    March 23, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    WASHINGTON — An inspector general’s investigation has found that a recent appointee to the National Labor Relations Board violated the agency’s ethical code by sharing sensitive information with outside lawyers, documents released Friday show.

    Terence Flynn, now a Republican member of the National Labor Relations Board, passed along “the most confidential of Agency information” while serving as agency counsel last year, the report by the labor board’s inspector general said. President Barack Obama named Flynn with a recess appointment in January to the labor board, the agency tasked with enforcing labor law on businesses and unions. Prior to that, he was chief counsel to former Republican board member Brian Hayes.

    “Given Mr. Flynn’s position as a chief counsel and his years of service, he knew, or should have known, that he had a duty to maintain the confidence of the information that he received in the performance of his official duties,” the report said.

    Nancy Cleeland, the NLRB spokeswoman, said that neither Flynn, the inspector general nor NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce would comment

    • March 23, 2012 at 7:12 pm

      They will blame The President for this, because he appointed him.
      Have to say, why us the President recess appointing a Republican?
      Maybe his first true mistake, without justification!

      • 276 hopefruit2
        March 23, 2012 at 7:21 pm

        I will wait to get the facts surrounding this situation. I don’t see a link for the article – what is the SOURCE? That’s always my #1 question when hearing any reports about President before passing baseless judgments.

        Linda if you have the source, could you please post? Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 279 betseyc
        March 23, 2012 at 8:03 pm

        I think it has to be a mix of Repubs and Dems.

      • March 23, 2012 at 8:56 pm

        Not to defend Republicans here, but Pres. Obama doesn’t assume that just because someone’s a Republican then they are automatically corrupt. He has a few Repubs in his own cabinet and they haven’t been caught doing anything wrong. Now if Flynn had a history of doing this then yeah….

      • 282 vcprezofan2
        March 23, 2012 at 10:44 pm

        why us the President recess appointing a Republican?

        My off the cuff response to this would be ‘because he is an American and the president thought he was qualified for the job’.

        • 283 vcprezofan2
          March 23, 2012 at 10:49 pm

          Oops! The problem with answering when you are on the way down the thread is that you can’t see if someone else has already said what you think. Oh well.

    • 284 Pamela
      March 23, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      This persons unethical behavior and poor judgement has nothing to do with the President. Nothing.

      • 285 vcprezofan2
        March 23, 2012 at 10:52 pm

        But Pamela, I thought you told me the Pres was all seeing, all knowing, capable of walking on water… (getting cranky)

  69. 286 auni
    March 23, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    tnmtngirl–FOX continues to reach new lows, even when I think they have reached bottom–they always come through with new ideas that make me gag. How many people keep receipts for everything they have in their pockets? I never take a receipt with me for small purchases–just have the clerk throw it away for me or toss it in a waste bin. I hope his parents don’t see the FOX clip!!

    • March 23, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      That’s what I do as well. i know-nothing is beyond Fox. I just can’t understand how people can have this much pure hate in their soul and mind.

    • 288 japa21
      March 23, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      It is a red herring, anyway. What difference does it make? Are they that his tealing a bag of skittle and something to drink justifies killing him? It is the same mentality I hear when people protest are protesting a death sentence. I have heard people say that maybe the person isn’t guilty of this or that, but without doubt they did something (totally unnamed) that they deserve to die for.

    • March 23, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      I saw in the comments above that it was a satire site. The Fox story isn’t true but how sad is it that the story was actually believable?

  70. 290 vcprezofan2
    March 23, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Thanks for the heads up, CC. Have a ball – even if there’s some work involved! psss. Did you take your ball dress?

  71. March 23, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    May the wind be at your back, Chips. Arrive safely.

  72. 292 #1 obama fan
    March 23, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Traveling mercies Mr President and our dearest Chips as well..

  73. 293 a4alice
    March 23, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Have a good trip Chipster! ๐Ÿ™‚

  74. March 23, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    The story of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s unpopularity is, to a great extent, a story about bad messaging. And the fact that the law is widely known as “Obamacare” — by liberals and conservatives alike — is one of the plainest examples. But today, on the second anniversary of the law, the Obama campaign is launching a counterattack, trying to turn that pejorative nickname into a positive.

    Both campaign manager Jim Messina and top Obama adviser David Axelrod sent out emails today proudly using the term. Here’s Messina:

    http://m.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/03/the-obama-campaign-tries-to-reclaim-obamacare/254995/

  75. March 23, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Safe trip. We’ll miss you Chips

  76. 296 sabreen60
    March 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm
  77. 298 Dudette
    March 23, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Safe Travels Chips!!!

    As for the rest of you folks, its FRIDAYYYYYY!!! Time to PARTY!!!! Get up and BOOGIE people! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 299 aquagranny911
      March 23, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      Dang! I’m gonna need my red shoes for this!

    • 301 hopefruit2
      March 23, 2012 at 9:47 pm

      Why am I and Aquagranny the only two people dancing? Where are the others? ๐Ÿ™‚ Hey no sitting down or resting on the wall please…

      • 302 Dudette
        March 23, 2012 at 9:56 pm

        They don’t have the volume turned up LOUD enough!!! Pump it up, pump it uuuuupppp!!!

        Git it girls!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 303 mtmarilyn
        March 23, 2012 at 10:33 pm

        I am dancing away. I am ready to party on a Friday night. Looks like we will have 3 nights to party.

        Prayers for both the President and Chips!!

        Now lets party!!!!

        • 304 aquagranny911
          March 23, 2012 at 11:21 pm

          Me too & we need some Salsa to really pump it up & If we could get Antonio Banderas here I will so gladly volunteer myself to do the Tango with him & don’t anyone try to cut me in line. I may be old but I am spry for my age.

    • 311 Dudette
      March 23, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      Sure would!!

    • 312 a4alice
      March 23, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      headslap moment – that is a good idea!

    • March 23, 2012 at 8:15 pm

      I don’t think that will fly, since Sec. Sebelius just passed a rule that kids under 12 can’t get a prescription without adult supervision. Removing the prescription requirement might do more harm than good.

    • 316 susanne
      March 23, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      hmmm–but then the insurance companies wouldn’t cover it, and under the aca, provide it free of charge. so my vote is, keep it rx, and send the bill to flush limpbaa.

    • 317 aquagranny911
      March 23, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      I love this & I think it was you also that posted that link from Anonomous Doc about the the required TV testing for women. That was great & I read all the comments. Lots of good support from other Docs, nurses & health professionals.

    • 318 nospin
      March 25, 2012 at 3:07 pm

      not sure about that because how would you know what types of birth control works for you? Our bodies are different so this is where I think having a wellness check and a prescription from the doctor is critical to make sure you are taking the right medication.

  78. March 23, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    ALEC corp. partners silent on Stand Your Ground legislation, even though their funds provided promotion and likely bought political partners. They have blueberry pie all over their faces. What say you, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio?
    http://mediamatters.org/blog/201203230014

  79. March 23, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Happy trails to you Chips. You will be missed.

  80. 322 japa21
    March 23, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    HAve a great few days off, Chips. I’ll try to keep the rowdies around here from having the police called in.
    Dotster – turn down the volume,l the music is getting pretty loud.
    amk – would you stop throwing the empty booze bottles out onto the lawn.
    Tally – would you get those half naked soccer/football players out of here.

  81. 329 Dudette
    March 23, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Miami Heat players support Trayvon Martinโ€™s family with โ€˜hoodieโ€™ photo
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/23/miami-heat-players-come-out-in-support-of-trayvon-martins-family/

    • 330 anniebella
      March 23, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      You know I use to respect Geraldo Rivera, but the crap they came out of his mouth today or last night about the hoodies being to blame for Trayvon Martin’s death is just plain stupid.I would expect something like that from the other FOX right wing nuts, but not him.

      • 331 aquagranny911
        March 23, 2012 at 9:06 pm

        That pissed me off so bad! Rivera is a pendejo. I send my twitter squad after his sorry butt. It was despicable of him to blame the victim like this and to give the parents caca for not cautioning their child about wearing a hoodie. Even his own son sent him a nasty tweet over this piece of egregious BS.

        It would not have mattered what Trayvon was wearing. He was a target the moment Zimmerman saw him.

        • 332 yardarm756
          March 23, 2012 at 9:12 pm

          Some people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices.

            • March 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm

              Yes, Yes, Yes, yardarm756. Hell, I have had my cousins, and friends stopped dressed in 3 piece suits or walking into their offices in highrise buildings and they are still stopped and harassed by policemen and others who made racial slurs toward them. (And these young men have more advanced degrees that the law enforcement officers and others will ever have. So it is not about your accomplishments, your education, your decent family values, but this crap goes to the heart of these awful people.

              So, hell before long ,men of colour will not be able to wear anything. Men of colour of all ages will be called upon to check in with the racist people in this nation to make sure they have on the attire that is required by their standards. Come on people. And guess what ,that will be a cold day in hell. Guess who will be standing his/her ground then? And where were we, including myself when at least, 27 states in the United States of America placed such a law on the books in all of these states commencing with Fl? They thought we would stay asleep. Well, precious Trayvon Martin and so many more that we have not heard of, had to wake us up. At least we are awake now. We Will Not go back to sleep, we promise you, Trayvon Martin and all of the other young men and women who had to give up their lives and future dreams for the hate that is embodied in the hearts of so many in our country.

              Mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, godmothers, godfathers, and communities are tired of this crap, and things must change for justice to run its fullness of fairness to be an American with the rights and freedoms of all people. Hell these foolish people do not even respect the President of the United States, who happens to be a man of colour and holds the highest office in the land, educated at the finest schools in the land, and wears his tennis shoes, jackets of blue, brown, caps and fine suits, etc., and look how much respect he gets. This is a DEEP DOWN DIRTY CORE of a people who just do not get what it means to be equal and will do everything in “their power” to make sure the young, old, men and women of colour do not enjoy the same freedoms and respect as all human beings should enjoy in this country that we call, America.

              It is not always appropriate for POB to say this, but some of us have to and will. We are tired of this crap for any young man/woman or ANY minority of ANY ethnic group. Hell, it could have been my son mixed with his Irish dad’s blood, his mothers’s AA blood, his Indian blood, and then another dose of his Irish blood from his great, great, great grandfather’s on my side . This stuff pains a mother and father and families all across the spectrum. We have to be better people than this in the 21 century in America. This is a clear wake up call for all of us. I plan to continue to do my part, what about you? Our brothers and sisters of this great nation deserve better.HZ

  82. 335 sabreen60
    March 23, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Save travels, Chips and I’m not going to tattletale.

  83. March 23, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    “Obama meets Hawaiian woman, asks to see her birth certificate”

    At an event in Oklahoma today, the president was shaking hands with some of the people assembled to meet him. One woman announced that she and the president have Hawaii in common as their place of birth.

    โ€œOh, youโ€™re Hawaiian like me?โ€ he asked, smiling, โ€œWell, do you have your birth certificate?โ€

  84. 345 auni
    March 23, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Tally–you must be off your game–what’s the deal with only HALF naked. Get with it Girl!

  85. March 23, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    • 348 collegekay
      March 23, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      really? good!

    • March 23, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      TheEd Show is just about to discuss this.

    • 350 anniebella
      March 23, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      The Secret Services need to investigate the woman who made that dumb ass comment. Santorum claims he didn’t hear it, I don’t believe him.

    • March 23, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      They should also visit Santorum for that ad morphing him with Ahmadinejad.

    • 352 jackiegrumbacher
      March 23, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      Great news. I hope they nail they woman or scare her spitless. And you know darned well that Santorum heard her and did nothing about it.

      • March 24, 2012 at 5:39 pm

        Jackiegrumbacher, I pray that they will pay her a visit and give her the facts that will cause her to shake all over hell. She deserves to be put on notice. This crap also has to stop. It is not funny when you say such crap about the President of the United States. I hope the Secret Service also gives Santorum a sermon that he will never forget as well.

        I heard his mealy response. That is not enough,IMO. This is serious stuff. After all, Santorum is running for the same office that POB now holds, and will continue to hold for another 5 years. So get a grip, Santorum and your hateful followers: your hatered will not occupy the Oval Office anytime soon. We definitely plan to have you hear our yell out loud and clear on Nov.6, 2012., and it will not be a hateful one, or a threatening one, it will be a clear, fair, loving and just one, Our Vote for POB. We Will Win. You Got That.HZ

    • 354 Cha
      March 24, 2012 at 12:38 am

      Brilliant! And, why the f**k not!

  86. 355 collegekay
    March 23, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    what yall doin

  87. March 23, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I listened to a really good interview on NPR this morning on the Madeleine Brand Show. She was interviewing a man, James Peterson (Director of Africana Studies and LeHigh University), who was just a breath of fresh air and a voice of reason. He talked about the Trayvon Martin case, the comments from the President this morning and why he had to be guarded in his words, and also about race and the delicate way the President has to deal with anything associated with race – including the criticism from the Cornell West brigade. He was really good. I’m looking for his twitter info to send him a thank you message. Here’s the eight minute podcast segment below:

    [audio src="http://media.scpr.org/audio/upload/2012/03/23/20120323_mbrand_trayvon_martin.mp3" /]

    • March 23, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      He has been on Ed’s show a few times recently and I think I saw him once on Martin’s show. You are correct, very good….insightful and thoughtful.

    • 359 EDP4BHO
      March 23, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      Hi Theo. I’m checking in late, and checking out soon. I listened to that audio, and it was helpful. But, Mr. Patterson contradicted himself a few times in that he understands what PBO has to be mindful of, but that he, Mr. Patterson, wishes PBO would speak out more about racial matters. Duh !! Also, he stated that PBO was a bit late in commenting on the case, yet his own justice department is handling it, so PBO cannot say much which would compromise the investigation. I have so had it with people who say they understand PBO’s dilemma regarding race, yet want him to step into the fray anyway. It’s as if they actually need PBO to soothe their wounded pride as black people, when they themselves should carry their own burdens. I carry mine, and I do not need the President to speak for me as a black woman. Nothing he could say would alleviate the hatred in this country in the supposed hearts of bigots. He can only do as he has been, and that is to work for the good of all Americans, and for those who do not appreciate his efforts in fulfilling his duties, fuck ’em is my now favorite saying. Terrible, isn’t it? ๐Ÿ˜€ Have a good nite all. Gotta go register some voters tomorrow.

      • March 23, 2012 at 11:29 pm

        I can’t argue with any of your comments – that said; I did like that he pointed out that the President has done a lot of good for the black community, and may not be able to tout his own accomplishments.

      • March 24, 2012 at 5:50 pm

        Thank you,EDP4BHO. Needed to be said. Thanks again.HZ

  88. 364 desertflower
    March 23, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Old man gets a boner without Viagra

    Former Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) describes meeting Sarah Palin for the first time in his new book, Life Among the Cannibals:

    “Still, she was a total charmer, very friendly. The few things she said were intelligent. We were sitting virtually knee to knee in the cramped bus, and she radiated sensuality. Her skirt rode above her knees — not exactly short, but close.”

    ” A few thing she said were intelligent…” but screw that! She’s making me hot! Pathetic

    • March 23, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      This is disgusting. The fact that these old fogies in the Senate could put the country in jeopardy simply because they had the hots for a silly woman- it’s reprehensible. And the fact that they feel like they can memorialize their treasonous actions in a book without any fear of repercussion – it’s unbelievable!

      • 366 aquagranny911
        March 23, 2012 at 9:16 pm

        I finally got to watch “Game Change” this week & it gave me nausea to see just how awful it all was. At that time I knew Palin was flawed & venal but I was so busy working for PBO that I didn’t get the full impact until I watched this movie.

      • March 23, 2012 at 9:24 pm

        He sounds like he’s 14 years old. UGH. UGH. UGH.

      • 368 yardarm756
        March 23, 2012 at 9:31 pm

        Lets close all viagra factories and install automatic tampon removers on all toilets. That would generate some action huh?

    • March 23, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      That’s the whole Republican party right there in a nutshell. IDIOTS.

    • 370 Dudette
      March 23, 2012 at 10:10 pm

      I’ll let my 16 yr old niece speak for me: “Ew!”

      • 371 aquagranny911
        March 23, 2012 at 11:54 pm

        “Ew!” is right! I think all these Repugnants are sick and twisted. Makes you wonder what actually goes on in their lives when no one is looking. Now I have Repugant cooties from just reading this so I will need a long shower.

    • 372 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      March 24, 2012 at 12:49 am

      That’s just nasty!

    • 373 miss pat
      March 24, 2012 at 9:38 am

      Nasty old man. I bet he didn’t hear a thing she was saying. He was listening with the ear between his legs.

  89. 374 purpleshoesla
    March 23, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I see the party is already in full swing. ๐Ÿ˜† Happy Friday TOD peeps! Your So Cal TOD reporter here. Earlier today I went to the LA OFA HQ where the Honorable Hilda Solis, our current Secretary of Labor, paid a visit!. There were only approximately 20 people in attendance, including the OFA campaign staff. What a thrill and an honor to be able to meet and talk to her in such an informal and intimate setting. We basically all stood around in a circle with her (I was two people away from her) in the reception area of the OFA office. She is petite but a dynamo. She looks you directly in the eye and speaks plainly and with common sense. When she arrived, the staff brought out a red velvet birthday cake and we sang Happy Birthday for the 2nd anniversary of the ACA.

    She thanked everyone for supporting the president and stressed the need to get everyone involved in his re-election campaign because we cannot afford to roll back any of the initiatives that PBO has accomplished and that he still has more he wants and needs to do for the American people for the economy, education, healthcare, more creation of quality jobs and leveling the playing field for all citizens. The ACA and the benefits particularly to women and families is going to be a major messaging focus of the campaign. Polls they did in November 2011, indicated that after positive messaging about ACA, 92% of democratic voters polled were in support of it, 73% of independents polled supported it, 74% of “undecideds” polled supported of it.

    After Secretary Solis spoke, I got to shake her hand and thank her for work and particularly her work with FLOTUS Joining Forces and getting returning vets back to work. She seemed very down to earth and earnest, attributes that seem to come across in all of the peope that make up PBO’s admin, in my humble opinion. I did take quite a few pictures, but have no idea how to get them on here without Chip’s masterful skills.
    Also Tien Le, I told one of the fied directors there about your ACA “pocket card” and forwarded the link to her as well. They may come in handy with some of the “one on one” conversations they’re gearing up to do, particuarly in the swing states. Spoke to a few other people there about the wondrousness that is TOD and then promptly cleaned the OFA store out of their entire inventory of BO(the Dog) for Barak 2012 pins. They are too cute!

    That’s it for now. Sorry to go on so long but wanted to give you all a full report. “Film at 11” ๐Ÿ™‚

    PBO’s statement on Trayvon made my heartbreak and made me proud at the same time. Geraldo Rivera can go F HIMSELF two times. Didn’t the Unibomber wear a hoodie for cripes sake!! Safe travels Ms. Chips! We’ll hold down the fort for you…

    • March 23, 2012 at 9:05 pm

      Thanks for the update – I agree that everyone in the Administration seem to have that same humble,earnest, genuine quality. They say the leader sets the tone.

      I wish more people had been able to attend, but it’s probably too much for people to make it on a Friday afternoon. I know I wouldn’t have made it with traffic and work. Thanks for reporting back!

    • March 23, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      What a fabulous time you had! Rock Star.

      I’m deeply humbled by you sharing the ACA pocketcard with a field organizer. Thank you. I hope it helps in some small way.

    • March 23, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      Thank you for your report!! I saw a photo on twitter and wondered if one of the people in the photos was you!!

    • 378 desertflower
      March 23, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks so much for that report from the field ๐Ÿ™‚ How nice you got to spend that time with her and really engage in a conversation. What a treat!

      • March 24, 2012 at 6:10 pm

        Thank you Purpleshoesla!!! What a great opportunity. I want to thank you, so much , especially being another Cali person here, for bringing such a beautiful report back to our TOD Family. You Rock Star, You. I love it. You detail information of sharing will help all of us to remain focus on the job at hand, and that being to getting POB re-elect in 2012.

        I am elated that you had the great opportunity to meet one of his Cabinet member, our beloved Sec. of Labor, Hilda Solis, also a Cali beautiful lady. We love her and her commitment to making sure that she does her job as our Sec. of Labor well and totally supports POB.

        Thanks for the sharing, Purpleshoesla. I am always sad that because of my limited driving arrangements that I a unable to attend some of the events that are a little distance for my situation, but I will brighten up the corner where I am. My mother always instilled that into all of her children. So I will continue to do that. But I am also grateful for your work where you go and spread the news and do some of the work that has to be done. ((((((((((((Hugs to you for your work)))))))))))))))HZ

  90. March 23, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.)
    3/23/12 12:43 PM EDT
    On President Obama fast-tracking a portion of the Keystone pipeline:

    โ€œI think itโ€™s the most idiotic political move Iโ€™ve ever seen,โ€ย Cardoza told Roll Call, adding thatย the president’s speech on Thursday amounted to โ€œhighlighting a waffle.โ€

    โ€œThey donโ€™t build statues to wafflers.โ€ย 

    Tell these Congressional Democrats(if that’s what you call then) to STFU! Seriously!

    • March 23, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      This kind of disrespect from Democrats drives me crazy! Did he even stop to ask anyone why this southern portion was being approved? Does he even know that it’s purely to offload excess crude for refinement? And even if it wasn’t for that – who is he to speak about the President in that way?

      This is what worried me about the President’s second term. Even if we get back the House and keep the Senate, the Dems are so good at defeating themselves that they may be more trouble than the Republicans. Whomever came up with the saying, “Dems know how to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory” really knew what they were talking about. We don’t hear from Dems in any type of support – we only hear from them when they’re trying to knock the President’s legs out from under him. They make me furious!

    • 382 COS
      March 23, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      Even if Cordoza was thinking this, he should have kept it to himself. We love to eat our own. Is he up for re-election any time soon? What does he expect to gain from this?

    • March 23, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      Dennis Cardoza is the most spiteful, hateful, irrelevant piece of shit to ever be a Congressman. This man is nothing but a snake in the grass, slimy and pissy. He was the guy that was Gary Condit’s Chief of Staff when he was in the California Assembly, then in the 2002 primary, ran against him. The GUY HE USED TO WORK FOR!!!! He was the one who wrote a couple of months ago basically whining because Barack Obama hasn’t invited him to the White House parties or talked to him personally to curry favor for his vote. He is now not running for re- election (THANK GOD FOR THAT!) because California redrew his district and feels as though he would get trounced badly in a primary. He is a terrible excuse for a congressman and no one will miss this choad at any rate. He’s now lashing out since nobody is really paying attention to him. This is the White Artur Davis people, irrelavent and bitchy to the end.

  91. March 23, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    FYI –

    PBO departs for Seoul tonight at 11:45 Eastern and arrives Sunday morning, local time.
    The demilitarized zone (DMZ) along the border between South and North Korea will be his first stop. He will visit U.S. troops there; Americans have monitored the DMZ on a peacekeeping mission for half a century.
    Next are several meetings with outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Chinese President Hu Jintao.
    There will be a banquet in PBO’s honor hosted by South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak.

    On Monday, PBO will address students at Hankuk University in Seoul where he will outline his goals for global nuclear security and nonproliferation.
    On Tuesday, there is a nuclear security summit where world leaders discuss progress on plans to protect nuclear materials from falling into the hands of terrorists or rogue regimes.
    PBO will also meet privately with Pakistani Prime Minister Yusef Raza Gilani to try to reset relations after American air strikes along the Afghan-Pakistan border mistakenly killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers late last year.

    PBO returns home on Tuesday.

    • March 23, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      Seoul, Korea, is +16 hours ahead of Pacific time and +13 hours ahead of Eastern.

    • 390 CEB
      March 23, 2012 at 11:29 pm

      Thanks meta; I had lost track of where PBO was going and what he would be doing. I am exhausted just looking at this. Well he and the SK president have a great relationship, so this part of the trip should have fun as well as business. I would love to be a fly on the wall to overhear the meeting with the Pakistani PM. I am sure that they are still pissed about the bin Laden raid. Too bad for them; they are dishonest partners.

  92. 391 Crystalclear
    March 23, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Hi im new here but Im a fan of the site and the President of course!!!!!

    Thought you might like this article:

    http://distriction.com/2012/03/sign-of-the-times/

    Sorry if someone else has already mentioned it……..doesnt hurt anyway……..

    Obama 2012!

  93. 392 yardarm756
    March 23, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Something tells me this is going to be a looooong thread.

    • 393 hopefruit2
      March 23, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      Yes. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 394 isonprize
      March 23, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      So smart you are ๐Ÿ˜‰

      So, where’s the party at??? Do we have a DJ? I’m putting in my requests for the “old school” hour. Marvin Gaye, Earth Wind and Fire, Frankie Beverly and Maze.

      • 395 hopefruit2
        March 23, 2012 at 10:25 pm

        Dudette is the DJ. Check upthread. We are dancing to Bell & James “Living it up (Friday night)!” We’ve been dancing to the same song for the past 2 hours but it’s all good! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

        • 396 isonprize
          March 23, 2012 at 10:38 pm

          Oh, that was the JAM!!

          โ€œLiving it up, Living it up, OH YEAH, It’s Friday night!

          Living it up, Living it up, at last!!

      • 397 yardarm756
        March 23, 2012 at 10:34 pm

        I like your music selections. Did you ever get my jazz link?

        • 398 isonprize
          March 23, 2012 at 10:40 pm

          Not yet, if it’s in this thread, I started at the bottom and I’m working my way upthread.

          But I like jazz, so maybe we need to put the dance party in the basement, with the jazz heads on the second floor.

          • 399 yardarm756
            March 23, 2012 at 11:01 pm

            Gotcha. It’s not on this thread. I’ll let you know and will see if I can find some other stuff Here’s the stuff, http://thejazzgroove.com/ if you work it right the music will play in the backgrnd while you surf or whatevah!
            Mo’ music later.

      • 402 aquagranny911
        March 23, 2012 at 11:34 pm

        Where is my request for Antonio Banderas to dance the Tango with me? I promise I won’t hurt him. I love Marvin Gaye! Dang let’s get dancing!

  94. 403 hopefruit2
    March 23, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    It’s 9:36PM. Do you know where Ron Paul is? Do you care?

  95. 406 yardarm756
    March 23, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Hey Chips just be carefull Kim She is real spicy and stinks like hell.

    • 407 isonprize
      March 23, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      Growing up, my next door neighbor was Korean and I watched her make KimChe. No disrespect at all to Koreans and their culture, but KimChe is about 1/2 a step away from being rotten in my book. My neighbor said in her neighborhood, they used to bury it in the ground for a few days. WTF???

      She would make it mild for us. I could eat the mild version, I thought of it as Korean Sauerkraut. But what she fixed for herself? NO WAY!!!

    • 409 sabreen60
      March 24, 2012 at 12:53 am

      Ahh, I wonder!

  96. 410 meabloom
    March 23, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Safe travels Chips. We’ll miss you!

    • 413 isonprize
      March 23, 2012 at 10:10 pm

      ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Wow, this guy calls himself a Christian? Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

      Quoting Gandhi, “I like your Christ, but not your ‘Christians.’ They are so unlike your Christ”

    • March 23, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      Come on muthafuckas. We are ready for you. Let it go. Don’t even trip on this. I want them to do this. Maya Angelou said, “If someone shows you who you are, believe them?” Let the real reason you “Christians” hate our Commander-In-Chief. I want it out so they can NEVER use the “Its not him personally, its his policies” BULLSHIT!!!

    • 416 Pamela
      March 23, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      And a fine figure of a man he looks to be from his photo: make limpbals look fit as a fiddle. Small wonder they hate PBO so much, he is everything they are NOT, and they never will be. He is smart, intelligent, charismatic, compassionate, athletic, happily married, and, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (thus, the leader of the free world). Their hatred makes them small, dark- minded and ugly. They have nothing, they are nothing. Yet, in his compassionate way, PBO works tirelessly on their behalf, and they are too stupid to realize it.

    • 417 yardarm756
      March 23, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      Why’d you bring that bullshit to this site? We know that kinda crap is out there.

      • March 24, 2012 at 6:43 pm

        Thank you yardarm756 for you appropriate comment to that post. We are here to support POB with intellect, compassion, sharing of intelligent resources, and total RRESPECT for POB and the office of the President. Nothing is more important to us on this site than these vital issues.

        Anything else , especially of this nature is f no interest to us, especially this type of low-life. I refuse to click on the site. This does not further the cause, the conversation, or the problems that POB is trying to solving especially where children, people who have no where to live, homeless veterans, seniors, and families all across this nation are having to deal with now.

        Plus ,this in NO WAY improves the relationship of the focus and true conversations that will move us to a better place in this country. We have seen enough of this evil and vile hatred, and we do not appreciate ANYONE bringing this to this site. Remember we are here to Support and RESPECT President Barack H. Obama. Thank you.HZ

    • 419 anniebella
      March 23, 2012 at 11:42 pm

      These racists idiots can’t deal with the fact that President Obama is ten times better then any of them.

      • 420 anniebella
        March 23, 2012 at 11:44 pm

        And that is not a christian who will say things like that. They know nothing about Jesus Christ. They are phony.

  97. 421 desertflower
    March 23, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Anyone know who the 16 Dems were that voted for Ryan’s Disaster Budget Bill ??

  98. March 23, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Andrew Sullivan is on Mahers show, and he is on his Liberty Ron Paul kick, about that terrible incident in Sanford.
    He is kind of pschizo!

  99. March 23, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Here gies Glen Greenwald saying that killing Al Awlaki should not have been killed. Mocking the President. He is an asshole and a very friendly crowd for Greenwald.
    He is a jerk!

    • 427 hopefruit2
      March 23, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      Tell Greenwald if he has nothing better to do, to come on over to our party – let’s see him and his 19-year old boy toy from Rio boogie down to our disco music! That should loosen up his tight ass a bit….

    • 431 desertflower
      March 23, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      Because they don’t know what we know about the joker! If they had read Chips excellent take down and unveiling of the faker, they wouldn’t be clapping and they might engage their brains a little more. If an American citizen commits acts of aggression with the express purpose of harming other Americans…screw him! He doesn’t have a leg to stand on as far as I’m concerned.

  100. 437 hopefruit2
    March 23, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    It’s 10:37PM. Do you know where Herman Cain is? Do you care?

  101. 440 purpleshoesla
    March 23, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    OK people, it’s time to kick off the shoes, and take this party to the HNL (ho nutha level)! Let’s get the soul train line goin to this!
    ๐Ÿ˜†

    • 441 desertflower
      March 23, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      I’m bouncing in my chair! Singing like a crazy woman! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks,purpleshoes:) Brings back some memories…..

    • 443 isonprize
      March 23, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Play that funky music, white boy?? That is so RACIST!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ /snark

      • 444 0388jojothecat
        March 23, 2012 at 11:39 pm

        owwwwwowwww….that’s my jam….party over here….(hands pumping in the air)…party over here….

    • 445 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      March 24, 2012 at 1:11 am

      oooooooooooow! now you’ve done it! First time I walked into a bar this was playing. Brings back memories of my younger and naughtier self! ha ha! I asked for a Bacardian coke instead of a Bacardi and coke! (thought Barcardi was a place). ๐Ÿ˜€

  102. 448 relellit
    March 23, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Good evening TODville. Chips have a safe journey and hurry up back. I’ve been busy but I do try and peek in.

    spoiler alert: Glenn Greenwald is on Bill Maher pushing his “Rule of Law” BS about Anwar al-Awlaki was killed by the usurper of the Constitution; President Obama. I was at first afraid Bill Mayer would side with Greenwald; but he didn’t.

    Glenn Greenwald Masters the Fox News Playbook on NDAA

    America is lucky to have a designated area for fear-mongering bullshit.

    Itโ€™s called Fox News, and itโ€™s time for Salon.com to dump Glenn Greenwald and send him off to his rightful place among the Chicken Little conspiracy theorists and anti-Obama demagogues.
    Greenwaldโ€™s โ€œthree mythsโ€ piece on the National Defense Authorization Act should allow this unprofessional lefty to sidestep the normal hiring procedures and join up immediately with Rupert Murdochโ€™s staff of paranoid nuts and bald-faced liars.

    Heโ€™s earned it, after all.

    http://www.muddypolitics.com/2011/12/glenn-greenwald-masters-fox-news.html

    ============================================================================

    I agree “DUMP” this crazy, jealous- hearted, scaremonger. Glenn Greenwald is a fool. Besides what could Glenn Greenwald possibly be doing he is so afraid he won’t get his due process?

    Eric Holder destroys Greenwald & Ron Paul

    Of course, in Glenn Greenwald’s world, judicial process is the same as due process – even for avowed enemies of the United States who are operational leaders of a terrorist group targeting the United States. Hell, in Glenn Greenwald’s world, if a hijacked plane was coming at the White
    House, the Air Force would probably be required to obtain a subpoena for the passenger list, check to see if there are American citizens who were hijacking it, and then get a court order before shooting it down.

    http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2012/03/eric-holder-destroys-fauxgressives-on.html#disqus_thread

    • 449 amk for obama
      March 23, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      yup, the professional left and the teabagger right are so extreme that they meet each other. Fuck gg and his kind.

  103. 450 desertflower
    March 23, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    I feel like this:)

    • 451 desertflower
      March 23, 2012 at 11:09 pm

      Did I say I love him? If you have never gone to see this man in concert, BUCKET LIST, BABY!

    • 452 isonprize
      March 23, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      GOT TO GIVE IT UP!!! The one and only MARVIN GAYE!!!

      (go on, go ‘head and dance like nobody’s watching!!!)

      GOT TO GIVE IT UP — Marvin Gaye

      I used to go out to parties and stand around
      ‘Cause I was too nervous to really get down
      But my body yearned to be free
      I got up on the floor, boy
      so somebody could choose me.

      No more standin’ there beside the walls
      I have got myself together, baby
      I’m havin’ a ball

      Long as you’re groovin’
      There’s always a chance
      Somebody watchin’ might wanna make romance

      Move your body, ooo baby,
      And dance all night
      Do that groovingโ€™
      Feel all right

      Everybody’s groovin’ on like a fool
      But if you see me spread out and let me in
      Baby just party high and low
      Let me step into your erotic zone

      Move it up
      Turn it down
      Shake it down

      OOWWWW

      You can love me when you want to babe
      This is such a groovy party baby
      We’re here face to face
      Everybody’s swingin’
      This is such a groovy place

      All the young ladies are so fine!

      You’re movin your body easy with no doubt
      Know what you thinkin’ baby
      You want to turn me out
      Think I’m gonna let you do it babe

      Keep on dancin’
      You got to get it
      Got to give it up

        • 454 purpleshoesla
          March 23, 2012 at 11:15 pm

          YES!!! The LOOONG VERSION! Hey now! We wore this record OUT back in the day!! ๐Ÿ˜†

          • 455 isonprize
            March 23, 2012 at 11:21 pm

            Hey Purpleshoes!! Go hard or go home, baby!! And this isn’t even ALL of the long version, it’s just the longest on Youtube.

            I guess I’m showing my age, but I remember when FM fradio deejays would just put on one side of an album and let it play. Don’t even get me started with George Clinton. I don’t advocate drug use, but whatever that man was on had him making ridiculously FUNKY!!! jammin’ 20 minutes worth of music!

            • 456 desertflower
              March 23, 2012 at 11:27 pm

              I remember them playing entire sides of albums…let it play! Showing our age. Kids would freak if they did that today:)

            • 457 purpleshoesla
              March 23, 2012 at 11:27 pm

              I know right? Can remember many a house party where I sweated out my “do” dancing to the 20 minute version of “One Nation Under A Groove” ๐Ÿ˜† Do YOU promise to funk the whole funk, nuthin’ but the funk?? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 459 purpleshoesla
      March 23, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      Quintessential Stevie! YES! Wore a big ole’ hole in this whole dang double album (yes album, thank you very much!!) back in the day.

      Just as all is born is new
      Do know what I say is true
      That I’ll be loving you always

      Until the rainbow burns the stars out in the sky—ALWAYS
      Until the ocean covers every mountain high—ALWAYS
      Until the dolphin flies and parrots live at sea—ALWAYS
      Until we dream of life and life becomes a dream

    • 461 yardarm756
      March 23, 2012 at 11:27 pm

      I feel you df. I feel you.

  104. 463 phoenixriz
    March 23, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Has anyone heard any rumors about who will take over as Secretary of State since Hillary is not wanting a second term? I’v heard manybe Sen. John Kerry

    • 464 desertflower
      March 23, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      Just as long as it’s not a R pick…like Bolton, we’re good:) Whoever PBO picks will be ok with me!

    • 465 isonprize
      March 23, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      I’d like to Dr. Susan Rice in that role. (Some where John Huntsman is crying, sitting in a corner, sucking his thumb… Coulda been a contender….)

      • 466 desertflower
        March 23, 2012 at 11:29 pm

        nice visual, ison:) In BOTH cases! Chips need to throw us a bone here….is there a less used thread we can use?? We may have to pack the party and move to a bigger space!

      • 467 yardarm756
        March 23, 2012 at 11:43 pm

        I like Dr. Rice too. She could slide right in and not have to worry about a lot of getting to know you b.s.

    • 468 anniebella
      March 23, 2012 at 11:28 pm

      President Obama will make the right choice, we can count on that. Sen. J. Kerry does sound like a good choice.

  105. 469 Pamela
    March 23, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    I’m afraid my iPad has reached it’s maximum load for this thread… I will try to peek in tomorrow, I know the iPhone won’t handle the scrolling, so hope to keep abreast of the partay while The Chipsticks is away! Sweet dreams all, everyone!

    • 473 desertflower
      March 23, 2012 at 11:39 pm

      thank you,JER! I say we take this party to the Slainte thread…only 83 comments on there:) Who’s with me?

  106. 474 CEB
    March 23, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Good night TOD family.

  107. 475 desertflower
    March 23, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Anybody here? It’s only 8:30pm!!

  108. 477 Dudette
    March 24, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Alright Party People! I’m back to keep the party going. Very nice work from isonprize and purpleshoes in my absence!

    Go ahead and kick the shoes off. Rick’s got somethin’ fo ya!

  109. 481 lisalovesobama
    March 24, 2012 at 12:55 am

    This song is dedicated to the Conservative Base from their ‘pressumptive’ leader: Willard Dumbass aka Rmoney aka Etch-A-Sketch.

    • 482 jacquelineoboomer
      March 24, 2012 at 1:13 am

      I love you, lisa! My computer’s acting up, so I’m logging off for the night, but your comment made me laugh hysterically. Thank you for your support of PRESIDENT OBAMA, and for your sense of humor, always, even though Etcher Sketcher is not at all funny, per se!

      G’night.

  110. 484 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 24, 2012 at 1:04 am

    #PRESSON

  111. 485 LDS
    March 24, 2012 at 1:28 am

    I know you PARTY ANIMALS are not shutting down now! In New York we are just getting dressed. You know, the City that never sleeps….

    Don’t start a party with a “Native New Yorker” because we will sure finish it for you!

    Safe trip, Ms. Chips. Hurry back . They are out of control!
    Well, not really……most of them are asleep. Bless their hearts, they meant well.

    Sweet sleep……there I go, there I go……there I go…….

  112. 486 whatisworking
    March 24, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Glad to see this story at CBS

    Komen foundation donations dropping off

    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7403046n

  113. 487 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    March 24, 2012 at 6:58 am

    WHERE IS EVERYONE…THIS THREAD IS LONGER THAN THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD…CAN’T FIND OZ!!! OH NO TOTO! I’M LOST IN THE FOREST AGAIN!

    • 488 proudmemberofglobalzero
      March 24, 2012 at 7:26 am

      Good morning Sue. it is a little bit early but I am off to work. I will spend a few minutes today registering new voters…we are “Fired Up” in Florida. Many dem activities this month.

      Peace and Love,
      The other Sue

  114. March 24, 2012 at 7:25 am

    I created a new hashtag…#ObamaCareWorkedForMe

  115. 491 Sammy67
    March 24, 2012 at 7:26 am

    My sense of the G.O.P. party is that they fear president Obama a lot. To save the party , they have to destroy president Obama by lying about him.
    I think this is a psychological thing, because they use the same fear they have, to destroy him. The lie and the hate about this president is everyday and everytime and it won’t work at the general election. People in the world in general and American people more specifically know who this president is. People like this man !!
    To lie everytime and everyday about this president ,what they think wil destroy him and to save The G.O.P. party, will not work.
    The G.O.P. is a self desructive party and I am glad about that, only because off their bad policies.

  116. 492 Sharon
    March 24, 2012 at 8:35 am

    It’s been hard to find a schedule on when President Obama arrives and spends his first day in South Korea. He arrives on Sunday there, but it will still be Saturday here. Lynn Sweet, bless her heart, has the official schedule from the White House. Korea is 13 hours ahead of ET. When he arrives 6:35 am there, it will be 3:35 pm ET Saturday. Nobody except Lynn ever seems to be able to figure out the time difference and she gets it right because she copies it exactly.

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2012/03/president_obama_official_sched_859.html#more

  117. 495 amk for obama
    March 24, 2012 at 9:22 am

    testing.


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