191 Responses to “Heads up: Joint press conference with PM Harper & President Calderon”

  1. 1 symmetry11
    April 2, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Thanks for the heads up Chica.

  2. 23 Sharon
    April 2, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Was checking out CNNlive preparing all sources to watch the press conference. (It will also be on C-Span.) Saw Michelle Obama fundraiser (weekend event), clicked on it and was shocked. There was Romney and Ryan campaigning in Green Bay and both lying like crazy about President Obama. Looks like they will also be streaming the press conference in Spanish.

  3. April 2, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    I must have posted my last comment on the previous thread just as this one was coming up. So, I’m re-posting it here, in that I think it’s very telling.

    Good Day all my O peeps!!!! Another great getting up day in the TOD universe!!! There was a Wisc poll that said repub men and women rated their issues as: men – deficit, spending, contraception and women – healthcare, economy, contraception. The announcer tried to make this as repubsdon’t really feel that this whole contraceptive thing is just not that big a deal for repubs of either sex. I’m thinking, ‘you numbnut, most women feel that contraceptive/birth control IS healthcare! Why else would repub women make healthcare their #1 issue and do we really think it’s their #1 issue because they don’t like ACA? I’ll say this once again, no matter how repub women vote in the primary, they are voting PBO in the general.

    • 34 jacquelineoboomer
      April 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm

      From your lips to God’s ears and on to the voting booth! How could all women not vote for PBO?

  4. 35 hopefruit2
    April 2, 2012 at 1:22 pm


  5. 45 hopefruit2
    April 2, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    • 48 Don
      April 2, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      Like he has a choice!

      • 49 vcprezofan2
        April 2, 2012 at 3:17 pm

        He has had a choice to date, alright, and if he turns himself in who knows what other choices he’ll have! Will he get his choice of bedroom, meals, etc? Look at that police video again and check how he was stepping aside for the police officer to go first, and how he was gently encouraged to go ahead. Look at his body language when he leaned against the wall. Look at how he was allowed to walk under his own steam without anyone yanking on his arms etc. Stand back and look again and see if you didn’t see 3 or 4 ‘equals’ standing in the garage and walking into the station, then tell me Georgie boy didn’t have choices; Trayvon, none.

    • 50 miss pat
      April 2, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      If or when? He should have walked back into the police station the next day and tell them he wanted to confess. Daddy can help you but so much. There is no way he can help you if you commit murder.
      Let them try to get him out of this one. I told my son when Bernard Getz gunned down those boys in the subway that if he ever went into the subway and bothered anyone and they gunned him down I wouldn’t support him.
      I also told him that I wasn’t going to use my day off to jump on a bus and ride all the way to the Canadian border to visit him in prison and he knew I meant it too. So he towed the line and didn’t disappoint me. This judge or magistrate cuddled his boy, hence this result.

      • 51 vcprezofan2
        April 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm

        I don’t know Miss Pat, but I think this Daddy has already proven that he can help Georgie. I suspect that it’s daddy’s connections that kept him out of lock up in the first place, and I suspect that George would have gotten away with murder with Daddy’s help, if the details of the case had been mostly kept out of the public eye. I’m still not sure he and daddy won’t prevail. Do you doubt daddy has previously helped him to minimize other aggressive encounters? I don’t.

        • 52 miss pat
          April 2, 2012 at 5:02 pm

          Well if Daddy get him out of th is one my faith in the justice system, what little I have lefet will be shattered. You are so right, if the public did not cry out this would have been swept under the rug and forgotten in a few days. But lynching days are over, thanks to the Internet and twitter and don’t forget facebook.

  6. 53 amk for obama
    April 2, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Syria has agreed to a 10 April deadline to begin implementing a six-point peace plan, UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has said, according to diplomats.

    The plan calls for a UN-supervised ceasefire by all parties, withdrawal of soldiers and heavy weapons from cities, and delivery of humanitarian aid.

    Mr Annan was briefing the UN Security Council in closed session.


  7. 55 whatisworking
    April 2, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Good Morning TOD family

    Been busy with family and OFA and have missed posting here.

    Wanted to share this article and encourage folks to keep the pressure on to dump lumbaugh


    • 56 yardarm756
      April 2, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      So Flush had a good time in the Dominican. Wonder if his wife would agree with that. Sheesh what a pig!

  8. 57 Bobfr
    April 2, 2012 at 1:36 pm



  9. 58 amk for obama
    April 2, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Aung San Suu Kyi’s party sweeps Myanmar polls, takes 40 out of 45 seats.


    Hate to link to bbc which still calls the nation as Burma. It’s no more a brit colony, bbc. Grow the fuck up.

  10. 59 whatisworking
    April 2, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    From Creole Child

    Buffalo are coming back to the American prairie


    Randi Weingarten of AFT Takes On High-Stakes Testing


    CMS nurse training program aimed at bolstering primary care


  11. 60 hopefruit2
    April 2, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    • 65 vcprezofan2
      April 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      This seemed weird to me – that the insurance company would refuse a child for something as ordinary as an ear infection!

      • 66 57andfemale
        April 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm

        They use anything as an excuse. Toe fungus, etc. Thom Hartmann told a story about his brother who had had a reaction to a medication, and he was denied care because it was attached to a ‘pre-existing condition’.

        When I applied for insurance last time, I filled out the application online and was rejected in 20 minutes. I have controlled asthma, a little high blood pressure and some arthritis. No way I was getting insurance.

        But because the law requires a signed, written rejection letter that I couldn’t get from this particular insurance company, I waited too long and now have to re-apply. It’s maddening. And God forbid that I forget a cortisone cream from four years ago for a little dermatitis. They consider that ‘fraud’. It’s insane.

        • 67 vcprezofan2
          April 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm

          It does sound insane to me, but then I’m in a country where I just go to the doctor when I’m sick; since I’ve been going there for ages I don’t even need to show my health card, just wave to the receptionist on arrival. My greatest expenses to date have been prescriptions, half of which I never fill, even though I have a drug plan, because I hate medications. It has always boggled my mind that an advanced country like the US makes such a fuss about having good healthcare for its citizens.

      • 68 isonprize
        April 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm

        VC, I had a family with a child with cerebral palsy. in his case it was a type of “muscular dystrophy” that gave him much difficulty with walking, but he could stand and he had a decent amount of arm strenghth. Are you ready for what the insurance company did?

        The insurance company denied the child a walker because they said since he couldn’t walk, he didn’t need a walker.

        So, yes, they can (and have, numerous times…) deny coverage for an ear infection, under the definition of ‘pre-existing condition’

        The only way my guy got covered from birth was that since he didn’t “exist” yet, the condition he had at birth couldn’t be considered ‘pre-existing’ There was no ‘exist’ to be ‘pre’ of. Funny, but not funny at all.

    • 69 Betsy
      April 2, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      Me too, thanks to the ACA, our son is covered, having been without insurance for 2 years. I have had a year of peace of mind, priceless.

  12. 70 whatisworking
    April 2, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Thanks to the ACA, my daughter is safe from losing coverage


  13. 71 donna dem 4 obama
    April 2, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I smell a Presidential smack down in the works. 😉

    President Obama to address Ryan’s budget Tuesday.

    President Obama will deliver an address on Tuesday emphasizing his differences with Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget, senior administration
    Officials told The Hill on Monday.

    The president will make the remarks during an address at the Associated Press Luncheon at the American Society of Newspaper Editors convention in Washington, D.C.


    • 72 collegekay
      April 2, 2012 at 1:45 pm

      I bet he’s gonna smack that podium too. can’t wait

      • 73 miss pat
        April 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm

        Me too. I hope he smacks it hard and long. Then we’ll know he was pissed. I love that man so much!

        • 74 yardarm756
          April 2, 2012 at 4:24 pm

          I really don’t want to see him do that. It would indicate that the butt holes were getting to him and the media would explode with more negative press. Best he stay cooool. It really pisses them off.

    • 76 Bobfr
      April 2, 2012 at 1:50 pm

      Just say’n ….


    • 77 PoliticalJunkessa
      April 2, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      Well damn, can’t get more direct than making a statement to the AP. No excuse for any misquotes. LOL.

    • April 2, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      I wonder if Paul Ryan will show up this time. Well maybe not. He’s still smarting from that last beat down the President gave him.

    • April 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      And on the day of our Wisconsin primary! Smart Prez!

    • 83 Sharon
      April 2, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      Will Ryan be sitting in the front row like he was last time?

    • 84 anniebella
      April 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      donna, I am already to hear POTUS. What time?

    • 85 CEB
      April 2, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      Onfe of my favorite PBO bad ass moments was when he invited Ryan, McConnell, et al to American University where he was to deliver a speech. They got the surprise of their lives when the president, proceeded to tell the audience everything that was wrong with the Ryan budget by drawing a stark contrast with his surgical approach to deficit reduction that will protect the social safety nets. Ryan had that deer-in the-headlights expression on his wimpy face. I love how PBO will tell anyone anywhere, to their faces, exactly what he thinks. It was a masterful take down. I cannot wait to see 2.0.

  14. 86 amk for obama
    April 2, 2012 at 1:46 pm

  15. 87 donna dem 4 obama
    April 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    A Chinese Proverb:

    When Sleeping Women Wake….

  16. 91 hopefruit2
    April 2, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    The conference with PBO and Mexico/Canada PMS has started!

  17. 95 Liberal Librarian
    April 2, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Ok, I think the next time that someone out in the public asks me “So, how long will libraries be around?”, I’ll answer “Libraries and prostitutes will be around forever.”

    Good West Coast morning everyone. I’ve been easy on the politics for the past few days. But I’ve signed up for another phonebanking as data entry in a couple of weeks, so yay me.

    • 96 vcprezofan2
      April 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      Yay you, indeed! You go, LL!

      So, where did this come from -“Libraries and prostitutes will be around forever.”?

      • 97 Liberal Librarian
        April 2, 2012 at 3:56 pm

        Oh, I was at the bank today making a deposit for the library, and the bank teller asked if I thought libraries would still be around in a few years. I have him the standard answer “Oh, yes, we’ll be around”. The “prostitute” part was something I added in my smart ass head, as librarianship is another of the world’s oldest professions.

        • 98 vcprezofan2
          April 2, 2012 at 4:04 pm

          ;lol: 😆 Okay. I see TOD attracts more than one of us ‘smart ass head’ types. 😉

        • 99 yardarm756
          April 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm

          It might require more picture/comic books if our childrens educational skills don’t advance. 😦

          • 100 vcprezofan2
            April 2, 2012 at 7:17 pm

            No kidding Yardarm, I believe comic books (for the older than picture book crowd) are now called ‘graphic novels’ and they ARE more prevalent and acceptable in classrooms now than their predecessors ever were.

  18. April 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    PBO still confident about SCOTUS’ ruling in favor of ACA. Me too!! Not to mention, he has a plan B, if the justices are dumb enough not to do the right thing.

  19. 104 Sharon
    April 2, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    American reporter manages to quote Romney addressing the question to all three heads of state.

  20. 107 Don
    April 2, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    ……and that, ladies and gentlemen was President Obama telling the Supreme Court what the deal is.

  21. 108 Sharon
    April 2, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    And Mexican president pushing America to adopt single payer–Canada has same deal.

  22. April 2, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Sierra Club endorses Liz Warren.

    • 110 Linda
      April 2, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      Did you see Steve Ratner bad mouthing her on Morning Joe today ?

      Whoa….he is a Scott Brown fan….Yikes !

  23. April 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Ok, so I just finished blowing up this 75cm (92 inches circumference). I want to use it to sit on at my desk. It’s suppose to help develop your core muscles as you try for balance to stay on the thing. Well, here goes…….HELP!!!…oh never mind, I think I got it now…..oh wait….tlhis iss konda hiard tooooooo do….oomph….bee rigght baack

  24. April 2, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    White House targeting women voters, also
    By KIM HART | 4/2/12 11:31 AM EDT
    The White House is playing up its advantage among women voters and adding a jobs twist.

    On Friday, it will hold a White House Forum on Women in the Economy to tout how the administration “has helped create economic security for women and recognized that women are key to economic growth and competitiveness,” according to a White House official.

    The USA Today/Gallup poll shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney by a 60-to-30 percent margin among women under 50 in battleground states, and Team Obama wants to continue its appeal to that key voting bloc. 

    At the forum, the White House will release a report highlighting how women’s economic security has been bolstered over the past three years. Valerie Jarrett will give opening remarks, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski will moderate a panel and Obama will speak to audience of academics and business leaders. Senior administration officials, including Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis and Cecilia Munoz, will lead breakout sessions on, for example, women at work and women entrepreneurship, according to the White House.

    • 121 amk for obama
      April 2, 2012 at 3:20 pm

      They couldn’t anyone better than that twit ?

      ‘Mika Brzezinski will moderate a panel…’

      • 122 vcprezofan2
        April 2, 2012 at 4:15 pm

        Well, amk, maybe they are hoping to draw in a wide cross section of women, including some from her Republican audience? Give them a view of how women ought to express themselves with confidence? Draw them in with a familiar face then give them the facts? Mika might surprise and actually moderate, or she will nod her head and smile and the stronger women on the panel will direct things around her, much as Joe does. Hey SHE might even learn something, poor docile and ‘abused’ soul. i don’t watch Joe, but I keep waiting to hear that she has simply told him on air not to speak to her the way he does.,

    • 123 miss pat
      April 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      Why Mika? She can only nod and shake her head on Morning Joe. Shoulda ask somebody elde. anybody but Mika.

      • 124 anniebella
        April 2, 2012 at 4:18 pm

        I remember Miss Mika when I used to watch Morning Joke. All she did was sit there acting like she was Miss America. I don’t ever recall her having anything of value to say. I gues that’s why Joe keep her there.

  25. April 2, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I took French for 4 years in high school, even visited my junior year. Did he just say hello?

  26. April 2, 2012 at 2:44 pm


    LAYING THE TRACKS: California’s High-Speed Rail Authority releases a revised 2012 business plan today at a press conference. The last plan was widely criticized by Republicans, who slammed its finding that the project will cost close to $100 billion. Soon thereafter, a poll found Californians regret approving a 2008 bond measure that provided $10 billion. The Sacramento Bee reports the new plan will peg the cost at $68 billion — $30 billion less than the last go-around (http://bit.ly/H7LdaQ). The CHSRA board takes up the new plan at an April 12 meeting. The presser starts at 10 a.m. in California (1 p.m. for us East Coasters). Watch it and access the new business plan: http://1.usa.gov/HdeH5w

  27. 129 Ladyhawke
    April 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Ann Romney Says Campaign Will ‘Unzip’ the Real Mitt

    By Emily Friedman


    GREEN BAY, Wis. – Ann Romney defended her husband’s sense of humor today during a radio interview, explaining that if people think the candidate seems too stiff at times as the host suggested, she thinks “we better unzip him and let the real Mitt Romney out.”
    Asked whether she is aware that she is considered by many as Romney’s “stabilizer,” or the campaign’s “secret weapon,” Ann said that she did.

    “Oh yes,” she said, laughing again. “Well you know, I think a lot of us in marriage know that you play different roles at different times. And Mitt can get VERY intense, and I can have the ability to kind of talk him off the rails sometimes and say, ‘Hey let’s look at what is really important and let’s do that now.’”



    • April 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

      Ask Shamus how successful she is in talking him off the rails….she sure couldn’t get him to put the dog INSIDE the car.

    • 131 jacquelineoboomer
      April 2, 2012 at 3:07 pm

      I really have trouble thinking that Ann has any impact on Willard’s “intensity” (???) whatsoever.

    • April 2, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      BWAAHAHAHAA!! Keep talking, Ann.

    • April 2, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      Let me get this straight…she’s helping him?

    • 135 0388jojothecat
      April 2, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      CRAPPPPP! Do we need her to keep Mitt’s mitts off the nuclear button! “NOW Mitt, step away from the nuclear code and calm down”. That would be a great compare and contrast – President Obama, calm cool and always thinking vs. Mitt Romney all tense and his wife calming him down….what a visual.

    • 136 Cha
      April 2, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      Pleaze, Ann! We already know he’s dick.

    • 137 Pamela
      April 2, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      So, it is really Mrs. Myth Rmoney we would have sitting in the Oval Office? Pu-leese…… These people live in their own little universe, for sure.

    • 138 itgurl_29
      April 2, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      So basically she’s acknowledging in her own way that her hubby is a phony if she thinks the REAL him needs to be unzipped. This woman is as much a gaffe machine as her husband and yet we’re supposed to believe she’s competition for Michelle Obama? HAHA1

    • 139 CEB
      April 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm

      She makes him sound like a puppet. Well, she should know.

  28. April 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Five wounded from a shooting at a religious university in Oakland Cali. No further info.

  29. 142 Ladyhawke
    April 2, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Trayvon Martin: a walk-through of the shooting scene

    By Joy-Ann Reid


    • 143 jacquelineoboomer
      April 2, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      Joy-Ann Reid is doing a yeoman’s job at covering this case. Also, MSNBC is reporting that the FBI has been on scene today, questioning neighbors, from a civil-rights perspective.

      • 144 Ladyhawke
        April 2, 2012 at 3:17 pm

        Totally agree. Joy-Ann has been all over this story and doing exemplary reporting. I just missed her interview on Martin Bashir. Hopefully, I can catch it later today.

      • 146 yardarm756
        April 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm

        That’s real interesting since she did it last week and she’s not even from the Big Shot News Agencies. She’s the editor of The Grio. and is a some time contributor to MSNBC.

        • 147 jacquelineoboomer
          April 2, 2012 at 7:07 pm

          Yes, I first found The Grio – probably on TOD – because of Goldie Taylor, but I think Joy-Ann Reid is even better than Goldie, whom I still like (I follow both on Twitter). Joy-Ann is a very serious newsjournalist. Remember when they all were?

      • 149 Ladyhawke
        April 2, 2012 at 5:04 pm

        VIDEO: Trayvon’s mom: ‘He was a praying teenager’

        By Joy-Ann Reid


        And about reports of Trayvon getting into trouble at school, including the suspension that led him to be in Sanford on the night of February 26th, Fulton said, “I just feel that no one has ever said he’s perfect. No teenager is perfect, but I will say he was very respectable, he didn’t do anything criminal. He didn’t do anything that was violent, most importantly, didn’t do anything to lead to him being murdered. Everything people are making up and saying about him has nothing to do with what happened on Feb 26th.”



      • 150 Mel
        April 2, 2012 at 5:43 pm

        She was on Martin Bashir show, she is doing a great reporting on Trayvon, and now the FBI are
        on the case, I want to be believe that Trayvon will get justice, and by the way my grand kids toll me
        that geraldo Rivera is a cripy loco man.

    • 151 Linda
      April 2, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      Did you see the enhanced video of the back of his head on ABC ? I am not sure what difference it makes…


      I cannot find anything about his father being in the room when Zimmerman was being questioned…..

      • 152 theo67
        April 2, 2012 at 3:27 pm

        Trayvon, a 17 year old child, is dead. I could care less about any wound or bruise or red spot on Zimmerman’s head in some so-called “enhanced” video. If Zimmerman’s story was even remotely true, then if Trayvon was sitting on top of him when Zimmerman shot him point blank in the chest, Zimmerman would have been covered in Trayvon’s blood. Show us the enhanced video of that. It’s insulting for them to keep propping up a criminal/murderer and ignoring the fact that someone’s child is now dead after walking home from a run to the corner store on a weekend afternoon, and meeting up with a stalker with a loaded gun and a dubious motive.

        • 153 criquet
          April 2, 2012 at 3:47 pm

          Zimmerman may have had that ” injury” from before and that is why a proper medical examination should have been done so a credible medical report would be available.

      • 154 yardarm756
        April 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm

        And nobodies asking why Trayvon was a “John Doe”for three days. Why was that? I’ll bet they did that while they ran ‘tox’ screens on him to see what kind of drugs he might have used……Real sweethearts(asses)!

      • 157 Ladyhawke
        April 2, 2012 at 4:16 pm

        Absent all of the racial overtones, sterotypes, pictures of Trayvon Martin, rallies calling for justice, videos of Zimmerman, witness accounts, interviews, 911 calls, reenactments, suspicious and botched handling by the police, a shoot first ask questions later or never law – on and on. The only thing we can know with some amount of certainty is if George Zimmerman had simply followed the instructions of the dispatcher to stand down and let the police handle the situation, Trayvon Martin would be alive today. Why did George Zimmerman ignore the request of the dispatcher? Who’s fault was that? That’s the question that will/should haunt George Zimmerman.

        The right wing has been trying to demonize Travon Martin (it’s always the other guys fault) but they conveniently overlook the fact that George Zimmerman made the decision to ignore the request to stand down. No amount of look at that shiny object noise and rhetoric can change that fact.

        • 158 L3
          April 2, 2012 at 4:24 pm

          You are correct. That is the only thing that matters. Zimmerman can’t claim he was standing his ground or defending himself when he clearly initiated the confrontation. Martin, according to his girlfriend, knew he was being followed and was trying to get away from Zimmerman who chased him down.

          • April 2, 2012 at 5:56 pm

            It’s also way past time to arrest this guy and try the case in a court of law. No one is served well by this trial by conflicting media leaks. It seems to me there has been plenty of time to review all known facts, interview all parties and witnesses and take action on this case.

  30. 160 Ladyhawke
    April 2, 2012 at 3:30 pm


    You can’t make this stuff up. Just now on The Martin Bashir Show, they showed a clip of Mitt Romney talking to voters and saying he wished his wife was there because she is talking to women around the country and they tell her that they are worried about “THE DEBT”. Let that sink in.

    • 161 Linda
      April 2, 2012 at 3:39 pm

      I would guess that he is once again lying….

      The debt polls very low……all the time

    • 162 Cha
      April 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      Yep, she’s bullshiter.

    • 164 COS
      April 2, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      Maybe Ann Romney can donate some of her millions to these women and the country to help pay off the debt. She should avoid saying anything about debt or money. I think most people in the 99% category are worried about a job and putting food on the table. This shows that she is just as clueless as her husbaand. On the other hand, the women who attend her rallys may be worried about the Nat’l debt, because they have plenty of personal money and they don’t have to worry about jobs and putting food on the table. 🙂

      • 165 Debz
        April 2, 2012 at 5:19 pm

        lol “She should donate her money” I’m a woman and I know lots of other women and the only debt any of us care about is paying our own bills.

    • 166 Mel
      April 2, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      Well she is just repeating what Willard and the GOP want her to say. in our comunity “THE DEBT”
      the subject does not come anywhere close . we talk about Jobs, Education healchare, and security
      four our children and the country.

  31. 167 proudmemberofglobalzero
    April 2, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Scroll across the MSNBC TV screen says that Secretary Clinton will NOT campaign for the President in 2012…getting older here. Has ANY sitting Secretary of State EVER campaigned for their boss?

    • 168 AnitaW
      April 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      I don’t think she can Campaing while she’s SOS. That goes for all the cabinet and ambassadors as well.

      • 169 Mel
        April 2, 2012 at 5:56 pm

        Anita you are correct SOS can’t campaign . however President Clinto will I’am pretty sure. and president
        Clinton thinks that PBO will be re-ELECTED.

    • 170 Linda
      April 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      Not that I know of……

      • 171 COS
        April 2, 2012 at 4:44 pm

        And the person who posted this know that no other SOS has campaigned for their boss. They are just trying to stir up some mess.

  32. 172 Debz
    April 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    This is why I don’t feel sorry for the people of Wisconsin, Ohio, and any of the other anti-union, anti-women states, and if we end up with President Romney we get what we deserve.


    • 173 COS
      April 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      Debz, I a speechless and shocked after reading this.

      • 174 Debz
        April 2, 2012 at 4:34 pm

        you and me, both!

      • 175 0388jojothecat
        April 2, 2012 at 4:36 pm

        Wow…just wow, if his policies don’t hurt me, the hell with everyone else. Do they really think that if he’s re-elected Walker WON’t turn on them eventually? Are people really that stupid?

        • 176 Debz
          April 2, 2012 at 4:39 pm

          I showed this to my husband, a retired police officer, and he asked the same question, “are they stupid?”

      • 177 Mel
        April 2, 2012 at 6:04 pm

        But, but those were the ONLY 2 unions that endorsed Walker when he Run in 2010 so this is
        nothing to worried about, and remember they collected more signatures to re-call walker than expected
        so Walker’s days are numbered.

    • 178 Linda
      April 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      Does than translates into the members voting for him ?

      • 179 Debz
        April 2, 2012 at 4:52 pm

        It depends on how they decide who they will endorse, it the union leaders make the decision on their own, it doesn’t mean there is support for the endorsement, if the members vote on who to endorse, that means Walker will probably get votes from the majority.

    • 180 Cman
      April 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm

      Weren’t they exempted from the union busting he did a few years back. I imagine this is just a case of I scratch your back, you scratch mine…

    • April 2, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      The Hierarchy of the Police/Firefighters Union? Or was their a vote, like other Unions?

  33. 183 whatisworking
    April 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Breaking Up the Banks – The Dallas Fed Weighs In


  34. 184 whatisworking
    April 2, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    ‘Republicans For Mandating Coverage’ Calls On The Supreme Court To Uphold Health Reform

  35. 185 whatisworking
    April 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    “Influx” of contributions to marriage equality organizations from… straight donors.


  36. April 2, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    WEEK AHEAD — Day of Action: On Wednesday a National Day of Action for Public Transportation will take place in cities like Boston, Denver, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Seattle. The date is linked to both a speech from Martin Luther King Jr. on the link between war and poverty in 1967 and his death a year later. “Dr. King called ‘urban transportation a true genuine civil right’ and that still rings true today as our nation faces a public transportation crisis. Transit systems across the nation are cutting service, raising fares and borrowing money to keep service on the street,” said ATU International President Larry Hanley. Read more here: http://bit.ly/H0NsRy

  37. 187 0388jojothecat
    April 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I heard this on NPR and could not believe it, so I googled it. Can you believe this in the 21st century, there are just as many AA males in the “system” as there were in slavery 1850. This was systematically designed since 1960’s and 70’s in my opinion.


  38. 191 Squarepeg
    April 2, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Sigh …and now the pro left are coming out in favor of SCOTUS overturning ACA because they think it will lead to single payer. These people are so stupid. :-/

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