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12

hola

8:10 ET PBO arrives at the base of Castillo, San Felipe de Barajas

8:20 ET PBO attends a leader’s dinner

…. greeting his ambassador to Colombia, Michael McKinley

… accompanied by Colombia’s Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Monica Lanzetta

President Obama arrives for the Americas Summit at Cartagena airport in Colombia, April 13

Locals wave as President Obama’s motorcade drives by Cartagena’s Old Fortresss

Blanca, a Colombian amateur painter and fan of President Obama, argues with a policewoman while trying to reach the hotel where the President stays to give him the painting

…. the painting slips from her hands as she is stopped by a Colombian police officer

😕


329 Responses to “hola”


  1. 1 hopefruit2
    April 13, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Well hola Mr. Presidente!

  2. April 13, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Hi Hope fruit – congratulations

  3. 21 Ladyhawke
    April 13, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    GAS PRICES COULD HEAD LOWER FOR THE SUMMER

    ———————————

    By John W. Schoen, Senior Producer

    The recent run-up in oil and gasoline prices may have run its course – for now.

    Thanks to easing demand from a slowing global economy and increased production from Saudi Arabia, the oil market is coming off a two-year cycle of tightening supply, according to the International Energy Agency. That’s helped snap a 13 percent surge in oil prices since the start of the year.

    Much of that run-up was fueled by fears of a cutoff in supplies from Iran, which is the target of U.S. and European sanctions aimed at curbing its nuclear weapons program. Those sanctions have been applied in stages since the start of the year.

    But traders may have overreacted to the potential impact of those sanctions, according to Julian Jessop, chief global economist at Capital Economics.

    ————————————-

    http://economywatch.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/13/11182024-gas-prices-could-head-lower-for-summer?lite

    (h/t Steve Benen)

  4. 24 vcprezofan2
    April 13, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I’m here! I’m here! I’m here! Ans I’m sure I’ve missed a lot, so off I go to investigate. 😆 😆 Felicitations on 1st, HF!

    • 25 hopefruit2
      April 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      Muchas gracias, vcprez 🙂

    • 27 Pamela
      April 13, 2012 at 7:53 pm

      Hey, You! 🙂

      • 28 vcprezofan2
        April 13, 2012 at 7:58 pm

        Hi Stevia (=sugar)! 😉 😉 Are you done work for the day?

        • 29 Pamela
          April 13, 2012 at 11:33 pm

          I am NOW! But have been home for about 2 hours, did some chores outside, before the dusk set in. Trying to read back over the day, but am just too tired! All is well, though, and I am hanging in.. Blessed to have good work in these difficult days for so many others. Sweet dreams my Chips and TOD family!

          • 30 vcprezofan2
            April 14, 2012 at 12:07 am

            Sweet dreams, for you too, and may you get a very good night’s rest. I’m still up because though I’m a bit sleepy i know I’ll wake up at least three times before morning. So, am not rushing in until my eyes are actually closing.

  5. April 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    What a beautiful day today is. Don’t ruin Mittens day with tax talk though…. he’s already got 99% problems and doesn’t need taxes as 1.

    #obama2012

    • 32 nospin
      April 13, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      “he’s already got 99% problems and doesn’t need taxes as 1”

      now that is a good tweet Mac III

    • 33 hopefruit2
      April 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      Mitt Romney is using a nice trick of waiting until October to release his 2011 returns – building some some kind of expectation that we will find something bad in them, knowing fully well that there’s nothing to see in his 2011 return. What we would like to see are his returns from 2000-2007, before he was aware that his tax returns would come under scrutiny.

      There had to be a reason that the McCain camp switched from Romney to Palin AFTER they reviewed his tax returns…something wasn’t right, and that’s why we aren’t interested in his 2010 and 2011 returns because he already knew he was running for President when he filed those.

  6. 34 Ladyhawke
    April 13, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    The Supreme Court Is More Important Than Us

    By Jill W Klausen

    http://crooksandliars.com/jill-w-klausen/jk-supreme-court-more-important-us

  7. April 13, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I’m looking for our Columbian Obot—–hope he’s there.
    2 other quick notes—-Brian Williams, when talking about Obama’s tax return, noted that Sasha’s real name is Natasha, which I’m sure most of you already knew, but just in case…..
    And Ellen was doing a little tease about Michelle Obama appearing on her show on Mon.—–not sure if it’s by satellite or what—–but they were trading funny jokes back and forth. They were talking about Michelle’s last appearance there when they were having a push-up contest, and Michelle said she could have done a lot more but she didn’t want to make Ellen feel bad. And Ellen was showing old photos of Michelle teasing her about being in a chair at Pier 1 etc. Funnier in person than in my sad retelling, but tune in.

    • 36 hopefruit2
      April 13, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      As a child I had a friend at school named Natasha, and she actually looked a bit like Sasha 🙂

  8. April 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Right?

    • 38 COS
      April 13, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      I wonder how does Romney’s speech writer feel by cranking out lie after lie in Romney’s speeches. I really do not believe that Romney is capable of telling the truth. He really need to see a psychiatrist.

    • 40 theo67
      April 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      Romney has a nerve challenging Pres Obama’s gun rights record, when Romney’s the one who actually passed anti-gun legislation AFTER pledging his allegiance to the NRA and touting his ability to kill “varmints”. (Who uses the word “varmints”?)

    • 41 Mel
      April 13, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      RM did a very good job on Mitt Romney speech which it was full of CACA did not make any sense, and when
      Mitt surprised the people with Ann I just had to woder how despatare he really is.

  9. 42 collegekay
    April 13, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Ay mi Presidente es muy guapo. Bienvenido a Colombia.

    • 43 hopefruit2
      April 13, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      Oui.

    • 44 vcprezofan2
      April 13, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      No es solamente TU presidente, CK. Debes compartirlo. Es nuestro presidente guapo e inteligente. 😉 [Just checking if my high school +1 year university Spanish still works. ;)]

      • April 13, 2012 at 7:10 pm

        VC, I just put that in Google Translate and this is what you said:

        “Mitt Romney rocks.”

        😯

        • April 13, 2012 at 7:37 pm

          I’ve never understood the fascination with Steven Colbert. He has never once made me laugh. Chipsticks on the other hand is a genius and keeps me smiling and laughing with her razor sharp wit on a regular basis.

          • April 13, 2012 at 7:47 pm

            I love Colbert and think both he and Chips are deliciously clever.

            • April 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm

              Well, Dotster and Tien Le, you’re both very kind, but I honestly don’t think there’s a funnier person on planet earth than Colbert, he actually leaves me weeping. It’s weird though, Tien, some people others find hilarious I don’t find funny at all. Aren’t we a strange breed?!

            • 49 anniebella
              April 13, 2012 at 7:56 pm

              The other night when FLOTUS was on Colbert show, he was funny. It was my first time watching his show and I found him to be very funny.

          • 50 vcprezofan2
            April 13, 2012 at 7:57 pm

            I agree totally, Tien. On the occasions I’ve watched a Colbert segment I get his point but I don’t usually laugh out loud. CC on the other hand actually makes me laugh out loud very, very often, to the point where my offspring comes over to see what’s so funny ‘on the blogs’. Truth is, hanging around Chips Chica, TODville and the President as he speaks and travels I have ‘the best medicine’ daily, and often in large doses! No wonder I feel in such terrific health most of the time! 😆 😆 😆

            • April 13, 2012 at 8:01 pm

              “what’s so funny ‘on the blogs’.”

              😆

              You crack me up every day VC!

              • 52 vcprezofan2
                April 13, 2012 at 8:23 pm

                I wish I could transfer the skepticism in offspring’s voice when he asks too, CC! It’s like, there goes my crazy mother cracking up with her ‘blogs’ AGAIN! I mean, what do they know about humour? He manages to concede on occasion that the joke was funny, but not always. Sometimes he just rolls his eyes. Other times he condescendingly asks, so what’s on the blogs today? Ah me, the confidence of the young that they alone have the answers.

                —————————————-
                [Not sure I want to be known as a cracker-upper, 😉 though I ave been told that I have a weird sense of humour on occasion. ]

          • April 13, 2012 at 9:27 pm

            Are you kidding. I love Stephen Colbert (and his writers). They are funnier and way smarter than any late comedian on tv and also Jon Stewart

          • 55 amk for obama
            April 13, 2012 at 11:00 pm

            Tien Le. Meet my fist.

        • 56 vcprezofan2
          April 13, 2012 at 7:41 pm

          Hi ya, Chips Chica. Missed you today. How’s life treating you?

          The message actually said Romney as president would gripe(guapo) and be intolerable. That’s why you can’t trust these online translators!! 🙄 😉

        • 57 daisydem
          April 13, 2012 at 10:02 pm

          Hahahahaha,

        • 59 vcprezofan2
          April 13, 2012 at 7:36 pm

          😆 😆 Grracias, Bill. Soy (or is it estoy) muy contenta ahora. I remember one is for a state/permanent and one for ‘temporary’ but can’t remember which is which right now. 😉 😆

          • 60 collegekay
            April 13, 2012 at 7:41 pm

            Ser is for permanent situations, like your hair color for example
            Estar is temporary, so yup I believe estoy contenda would be correct.

            • 61 daisydem
              April 13, 2012 at 10:05 pm

              Si (based solely on my high school/college Spanish, then a follow up course thru our Crisis Services Center). Let’s see how bad I can mangle it: Esta President es el President para todas las personas de los Estados Unidos.

      • 63 collegekay
        April 13, 2012 at 7:11 pm

        no, no nuestro. Él es mio. 😀 😀 😀

        • 64 vcprezofan2
          April 13, 2012 at 7:33 pm

          Grrr! Just because you shook his hand recently doesn’t mean that you can stake sole claim. I don’t want to be the one to bring you back to earth, so I won’t say any more at this time. We love you, Mr. President ** and his voice wafts back from Columbia “I love YOU back” ** 😉 😉

      • 66 hopefruit2
        April 13, 2012 at 7:28 pm

        Your Spanish is great vcprez! No one noticed that I slipped a bit of French in there..it’s all good! 🙂

    • April 13, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      iSi, si, senorita!

      • 69 vcprezofan2
        April 13, 2012 at 8:10 pm

        Meta, oh how I remember ‘Si, senorita’, back in the day when the teacher was always right. 😆 😆 My Spanish teacher for my entire high school Spanish experience was Senorita Ferez. Tripping down memory lane now triggered the thought that I was actually Spanish club president last year of high school. Ah, the good old days! 😆 😆 Of course, we won’t mention that I can no longer hold a conversation in the language.

  10. 70 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    April 13, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    THANKS CHIPS…PLEASE KEEP THOSE PIX FROM COLOMBIA COMIN’….GOTT’A KEEP TRACK OF THE ENERGIZER BUNNY…YES GIRLS…NOTE THE SS IN THE BROWN SUIT! WHERE’S META? SHE CAN’T MISS THIS ONE!

  11. April 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    That’s a very casually dressed ambassador 😕

    PBO greets his ambassador to Colombia, Michael McKinley

    • 73 Bill
      April 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      Would love to hear PBO’s comment to Hillary when he returns on the State Department dress code.

      • April 13, 2012 at 7:09 pm

        Ha, yeah! I see Colombia’s Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs was dressed very casually too, maybe it’s just the way they do things there??

      • 75 vcprezofan2
        April 13, 2012 at 7:19 pm

        Looks almost like he just jumped up from his siesta ran over to the airport. Before reading the caption I assumed it was a Columbian wanting to say a quick hello. Wonder what his excuse is for appearing so casual for the occasion?

    • 82 theo67
      April 13, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      Especially when you’ve got soldiers in formal dress standing right there. Also, I didn’t like that bald women/people/minority/law hating governor in his weird casual dress, either.

    • 83 Deagara
      April 13, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      Exactly, I thought the same thing when I saw this picture.

      • 84 vcprezofan2
        April 13, 2012 at 8:27 pm

        Since we’re on a roll critically, 😉 how come the bystanders seem so close to the passing WHmobile with no security personnel ready at hand to throw themselves between the two? Hmmmm!

        • 85 Smoothscotch
          April 13, 2012 at 9:51 pm

          Good evening TOD family.

          @VC, they probably have sharp shooters strategically placed.

          As for the casually dressed individuals, including that bald one, the apparent lack of professionalism is telling in their attire.

          Contrast with the poise of PBO.

    • 86 anniebella
      April 13, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      The ambassador could have at least put on a tie and white shirt and put his shirt tail in his pants.

      • 87 daisydem
        April 13, 2012 at 10:08 pm

        I don’t know … maybe it is that relaxed there in the afternoon (what with siesta time, etc.). What if our President leaves boarding Air Force One with a long flowing shirt, chinos, and sandals? Picturing him in those ….. yum!

        • 88 anniebella
          April 13, 2012 at 11:29 pm

          POTUS always dress like he suppose to unless he is on vacation, playing golf. This is a official trip and the aambassador should be dress better.

    • 89 Therese F.
      April 14, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      I also thought it was very disrespectful and wondered if Mr. McKinley is a hold-over from the Bush admin. He knew exactly when AF1 would be arriving and he couldn’t be bothered to dress properly? Florida’s gov, Rick Scott, was also dressed casually when he greeted the President during a stop on the way to Colombia. Unbelievable. I’m sending an inquiry to the State Dept.

  12. April 13, 2012 at 7:01 pm

  13. 91 sherijr
    April 13, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Hola Mr. President ~ safe & happy travels 🙂

  14. April 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm

  15. 93 Cheryllou
    April 13, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Lawd our President looks delicious! Thank you Chips for the beautiful pics, I just can’t get enough.

  16. 94 utaustinliberal
    April 13, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I hope the Obama 2012 team and the media (Lawrence, Rachel, Rev. Al, Martin Bashir) keep pushing Romney to follow in his father’s footsteps, PBO’s and VP Biden’s footsteps and release not only his cleaned up 2011 tax returns but returns from at least 1999-2009. The American voters deserve to know what he’s hiding. He keeps asking us to trust him, yet he’s being shady with something as simple as tax returns.

  17. 95 isonprize
    April 13, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Don’t you just hate it when the crowd isn’t escited about seeing the president. They seem so bored to see him. I wonder why they even come to the airport? /snark

  18. April 13, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Good evening, folks. After having a little meltdown from dealing with Blogger for a few hours because they are switching over to a new platform and ate huge swaths of my blog that I’ve worked on for over 5 years and I can’t seem to retrieve any of the lost stuff, I’m here for the calming influence of PBO. (WHY OH WHY do techies think they know how to improve things and constantly feel like they must pull these stunts on everyone every few months?? Blogger was really great until Google bought them. {{{{{ARGHHHHHH}}}}})

    I see PBO has arrived safe and sound, which is always a HUGE relief. I hope he’s enjoying himself and that we get to see him working over the next couple of days. I just looked up the time difference for Cartagena and I’m surprised to learn that they are in standard UTC/GMT. Woot!!

    • 97 vcprezofan2
      April 13, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      I hear your frustration with the tampering techies, Meta! Here’s a commiserating hug for you {meta}. It won’t help restore the information, I know, but hang in there. They might retrieve some after they realize you’re upset and so fiddle around some more. It’s got to br there SOMEWHERE.

      • April 13, 2012 at 10:14 pm

        Thanks for the commiseration, buddy. You’re so sweet. I love technology but sometimes I think software engineers think we’re where they’re at all the time.

  19. 99 ber6964
    April 13, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Ohhhh good We’re in Colombia ………………!!

  20. 101 geeja
    April 13, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Thank you the pictures and the constant updates. Your energy is infectious! Keep up the food work. Please tweet the Mitt Romney Fact Checker again (@Geeurcrazy)

  21. 102 isonprize
    April 13, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    It looks like Colombia is a very casual country. I see the military don’t wear ties. It’s pretty hot. I get that. Even still, I would have thought the US Ambassor to Colombia might have at least worn a PRESSED shirt, tucked it in and put on a belt to meet the President of the United States, who also happens to be his boss, the “Big Chief”.

    Wow, I mean, the Vice Minister managed to find a necklace.

    • 103 Elle in MI
      April 13, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      I agree Isonprize. I looked at the pix and then went straight to make a comment, so I’ve been reading the comments from the bottom-up. But basically, imho, when one greets the President as he arrives, I believe one should be dressed as if one is MEETING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES! (Especially if he is your boss, just sayin’)

  22. 105 hopefruit2
    April 13, 2012 at 7:35 pm

  23. April 13, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    This ewe needs to talk to Planned Parenthood – now:

  24. April 13, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Have a safe and productive trip Mr. President.

  25. 122 vcprezofan2
    April 13, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Forgot to mention – Chips, I notice that your mom advocated for, and got, a ‘Watch Your Step’ sign on the steps. You think PBO will see it and heed its message, or will mom’s work be in vain? Of course, they probably should have put it on the top of the top step when he’s about to start his descent. 😆 😆

    {I don’t remember noticing a sign prior to our rumblings and grumblings here. Were they there all the time?}

    • April 13, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      😆 You know VC, I half expected to see my mother appearing in one of these photos carrying a paint can, job done!

      I’ll show her the photo tomorrow, I know what she’ll say: “See? SEE!”

  26. April 13, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    I don’t mean to be unkind (well, I do)…..is that meant to be PBO? 😕

    Blanca, a Colombian amateur painter and fan of US President Barack Obama, argues with a policewoman while trying to reach the hotel where the President stays, to give him the painting, in Cartagena

    Oh no….

    A painting of U.S. President Barack Obama slips from the hands of a fan as she is stopped by a Colombian police officer, after attempting to reach his hotel to present him with the portrait

  27. 140 hopefruit2
    April 13, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Chips have you seen Yardarm’s boat at all for the day. I know he had hit a stormy weather followed by a deep freeze in the ocean yesterday evening! Meta had promised to send him some sweaters. Hope he received them.

    • April 13, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      I’ve a feeling he took a wrong turn Hopefruit, he was aiming for the Caribbean but this is the last I saw of him through my high-powered binoculars:

      • 142 hopefruit2
        April 13, 2012 at 8:52 pm

        Ahhh…Yardarm is sneaking off to the Caribbean, not telling us a thing! 🙂

      • 143 amk for obama
        April 13, 2012 at 10:51 pm

        Who is that girl with him ? His wifey or mistress ?

      • 145 theo67
        April 13, 2012 at 11:32 pm

        I saw a clip that looked like Palin making an appearance to exploit the “war on moms” emergency – did she also mention if she’d seen Yardarm and his ice-ship? Someone mentioned she might see him from her powerful porch yesterday (no offence to your own powerful porch, Chipsticks).

  28. 147 desertflower
    April 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Because this is so important to a 3 yo.

    Rick Santorum takes out lifetime NRA membership for 3-year-old daughter. I suspect she’d rather have been given an ice cream cone.

  29. 159 lamh35
    April 13, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Evening guys.

    Wanna know why I really want that job back home in NOLA? This is why.

    So I realized that I hadn’t gotten any new pics of my godbaby Maddie. So I asked my aunt and my cousin to send me pictures. These are the pics they sent:




    (that last one is my favorite, that’s exactly how I wear my hair, btw…lol)

    So what do you notice in all the pics??? Maddie appears to be walking right? So I ask my aunt and cousin “is Maddie walking”? And guess what Maddie has been walking FOR A WHOLE MONTH!!!!
    No one told me, but they see her everyday so it didn’t cross their minds.

    So my cousin (her brother) sent me the following videos: MADDIE’S WALKING!!!

    [video src="http://s14.photobucket.com/albums/a330/nellybell28/?action=view&current=IMG_0112.mp4" /]

  30. 163 lisalovesobama
    April 13, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Jovie,
    Ed said that new polling shows that Americans overwhelmingly support the Buffet Rule. Tell the person who gave you the bad info earlier to stick it up their pipes and smoke it.

    • 164 57andfemale
      April 13, 2012 at 9:10 pm

      60% as an average in Gallup. There was an earlier poll (not Gallup) that was 67% I believe. The make – up of the sample is a favorite Gallup trick. The numbers that matter : 74% Dem 63% indie. Ive decided to call the indies “swing voters”. They aren’t independent they’re persuadable and I figure a good 10, 15% of the electorate. These are the people Romney lies to.

  31. 165 desertflower
    April 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I want to send a pair of these to all Republicans that wage a war on women….Do gonads fry?

  32. 166 collegekay
    April 13, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    can someone tell me why Mitt goes by Mitt? How do you get that out of Willard?

    • 167 Bill
      April 13, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      Mitt is his middle name. Someone along the line probably thought Willard sounded too creepy. “Willard” was named after the founder of the Marriott Hotel chain, another even richer Mormon family. By the way, Tweety’s wife is a top executive for the Marriott Hotel company.

    • 172 vcprezofan2
      April 13, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      9;10pm (What can I say? I’m always behind.) Heard lots of ‘presidentes’ but none were followed by Obama. 😉

  33. 173 anniebella
    April 13, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    I have been spending the evening sending emails to the media about Mitt Romney not releasing his tax returns.

  34. April 13, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Excellent ‘Keeping them Honest’ piece by Anderson Cooper tonight, showing Romney’s comical flip-flopping on the NRA/gun laws.

  35. 177 lisalovesobama
    April 13, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Guess who should run against Christie for gov as a stepping stone for the VP slot on the O’Malley ticket?

  36. April 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Meet the Press: Tim Geithner, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Fmr. Rep. Harold Ford, Jr., Mike Murphy, Savannah Guthrie

    Face the Nation: Tim Geithner, Sen. John McCain, Michael Eric Dyson, Toure, Jack Ford, Mark Strassman, Maria Cardona, Ruth Marcus

    This Week: Tim Geithner, Cokie Roberts, Melody Barnes, Paul Gigot, Kevin Madden, Katrina vanden Huevel

    State of the Union: Bill Cosby

    Fox News Sunday: David Axelrod, Ed Gillespie

    • 180 Bill
      April 13, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      It is pathetic that Michele Bachmann now has a national platform and is asked for her opinion.

      Harold Ford, Jr. now is an executive with Morgan Stanley which is never mentioned. He rants about the necessity of the oil industry keeping their tax benefits, but is presented as being a Democratic spokesperson.

      The MSM is meaningless.

    • 181 Tally
      April 13, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      Check your email. 😀

  37. 182 lisalovesobama
    April 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Hmmmmmm! I’m feeling so good!!! I went to the grocery store a while ago and broke my number one rule. I bought ice cream. I’ve been having cravings for my favorite flavor: coffee!!!. What’s funny is I’m not so big on drinking coffee but i loooooooove coffee flavored ice cream!!! I’m gonna feel so guilty after eating this serving though. That’s what’s so horrible about ice cream. The guilt immediately afterwards. 😦 Oh well. I’ll cross that bridge when I get there. 😉

    • 183 LadyTNT
      April 13, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      Don’t worry about it, Lisa. You have to treat yourself every once in a while. Eat it and be merry!!!!

    • 184 isonprize
      April 13, 2012 at 9:08 pm

      Lisa, skip the guilt, enjoy the coffee ice cream. On the rare occasion that I have it, coffee ice cream is my flavor of choice. Now if I’m only having ice cream (as opposed to having it for dessert after a meal) I’ll go with butter pecan. Yummy!!

      I used to work in an old-fashioned ice-cream parlor. I can make a DANGEROUS banana split!!!! Whhheeeeeewwwww, baby!!

      • 185 lisalovesobama
        April 13, 2012 at 10:09 pm

        never had a banana split. I always thought it looked too decadent and too much. I’m a very conservative girl when it comes to most things. Plain coffee ice cream is it for me. When my friends and I go to Dairy Queen, of all the different flavors, I get vanilla all the time, once in a blue moon I’ll try the cookie and cream but I never finish it because it’s way too sweet. I don’t even like chocolate ice cream. Only vanilla or coffee. 😉

    • 186 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      April 13, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      I LOVE coffee ice cream! Am particularly fond of Edy’s Espresso. Proud of myself for not buying it yesterday. In my case, an open container is an emty container…

    • April 13, 2012 at 10:12 pm

      Coffee Ice Cream is one of the great pleasures in the world. Enjoy every creamy, super delicious bite!!

  38. 190 vitaminlover
    April 13, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Boy did Rachel Maddow tear Willard a new one on that ridiculous speech he gave at the NRA. She dissected him like a dead frog.

    • 191 hopefruit2
      April 13, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      GOOD. More of this please!

    • 192 Ladyhawke
      April 13, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      POLICY vs THEATRICS

      That was great. She just asked her colleagues to focus on the POLICY DIFFERENCES between the parties instead of allowing the GOP to lead them around by the noise on something everyone agrees on. All mons are great, all moms work hard. we all love our moms. Now can we get down to the SUBSTANCE of the POLICY DIFFERNCES between the parties? In other words, it would be great to see some real journalism on this issue. Is that too much to ask??

    • 194 Cha
      April 14, 2012 at 3:00 am

      Like a dead Zombey?

  39. 195 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 13, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Checking in; taking a break from number crunching. Have done everybody else’s taxes, now time to do my own! Unlike Mitt, I’ll file my return and send my check on time. Ticks me off that one who has so much, is loath to pay his fair share of the “dues” required to keep this country operating.

  40. 196 hopefruit2
    April 13, 2012 at 9:38 pm

  41. 197 lisalovesobama
    April 13, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    okay,j ust flipped to TNT and We Are Marshall is on. I hate fricking Mathew McConaughey and not just because he sounds like W. In fact, I just realized he sounds like Shrub. 🙄

  42. 199 Elle in MI
    April 13, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Pet Peeve, ‘dignitaries’ who are casually dressed when meeting the President Obama on the tarmac. Our President is always appropriately dressed. Mini-rant over. On a more positive note: “Happy birthday MTMarilyn!”

    • April 13, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      They’re more formal than they look. They are badly wrinkled in the heat. These shirts are commonly worn in South and Central America. Generally, they’re well-made with tucks, tiny pleats, embroidery, etc. We’ve been at many formal functions in nearby countries (have never been to Colombia) where they are commonly worn. It’s only ten degrees north of the equator and is HOT!! I absolutely wilt in the heat of Ecuaddor, Panama, etc. I’ve been near men wearing suits in similar latitudes — and honestly, they often stink! It’s not that they’re not clean. It is that the heat and sweat can be oppressive.

  43. April 13, 2012 at 9:58 pm

  44. April 13, 2012 at 10:00 pm

  45. 211 Janelle
    April 13, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    For those night owls, here’s FLOTUS in Shreveport, LA on Thursday (link has 20 min. video):

    http://www.ksla.com/story/17339956/us-first-lady-michelle-obama-to-visit-shreveport

  46. 212 amk for obama
    April 13, 2012 at 10:13 pm

  47. April 13, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Gee! Tavis Smiley on Bill Maher show. Who do you suppose he blamed for Trayvon Martins Death?
    Yup! He is disappointed that single handedly the President has not taken every single gun in America and flushed it down the Toilet.
    I have noticed that People in the media have a lot of disdain for this President! Sadly, this did not happen to Bill Clinton or Jimmy Carter, so it’s not that he is a Democrat!
    For whatever it’s worth, Bill maher changed the subject.
    Anyways…

    • April 13, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      Tavis is a hatah and a loser. His bread and butter currently comes from trashing the president. MSM thinks he’s an African American being objective and non-partisan about our AA president.

    • 217 0388jojothecat
      April 13, 2012 at 11:57 pm

      I am afraid it did happen to Jimmy Carter. The Dems abandoned him during the iran-contra and the media beat him up badly. They did not disrespect him and call him ugly names like they do PBO but every little thing he did or said was belittled by the then liberal media. I am realizing that the media was NEVER liberal, but always self serving.

  48. 218 amk for obama
    April 13, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    jeebus, did that ambassador mckinley guy just got out of the bed and went straight to the aeroporto ? Get a fucking suit, you idjit.

  49. 220 amk for obama
    April 13, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    That foreign affairs minister, monica, is showing off her best assets ? Back off lady.

  50. April 13, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    WHOA:

    Misconduct alleged against Secret Service agents

    By JULIE PACE
    Associated Press

    CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — A dozen Secret Service agents with President Barack Obama at an international summit have been relieved of duty because of allegations of misconduct.

    The Associated Press received an anonymous tip that the misconduct involved prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia, the site of the Summit of the Americas. A Secret Service spokesman would neither confirm nor deny the allegation.

    A U.S. official, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter and requested anonymity, put the number of agents at 12. The agency was not releasing the number of personnel involved.

    The incident threatened to overshadow Obama’s economic and trade agenda at the summit and embarrass the U.S. The White House had no comment.

    Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan would not confirm that prostitution was involved, saying only that there had been “allegations of misconduct” made against Secret Service personnel in the Colombian port city hosting Obama and more than 30 world leaders.

    Donovan said the allegations of misconduct were related to activity before the president’s arrival Friday night.

    More here:

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_AMERICAS_SUMMIT_SECRET_SERVICE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

    • 223 lisalovesobama
      April 13, 2012 at 10:39 pm

      Pardon the crassness:
      I’m sorry but a vajayjay is a vajayjay. there’s nothing magical or mystical about it. It’s durable and functional and every second person in the world has one whether it’s an illicit one or one you can get for dinner and a movie or a wedding ring. Why on God’s green earth men risk their honor and loyalty and bypass common sense for a couple of minutes where other nameless, faceless men(in the case of the prostitutes) have been, is a fucking mystery to me. Dumbasses. 🙄

      • 224 Grab a Mop Grace
        April 13, 2012 at 11:46 pm

        Exactly! Well said Lisa.
        Someday, I hope will that someone can make me understand why otherwise smart men, can’t manage to keep it in their pants.
        WTF?

  51. April 13, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    • 226 theo67
      April 14, 2012 at 12:00 am

      Of course, the “journalists” are on this case. I wonder if Ed Henry would have told anyone that the President is in Colombia if there wasn’t an embarrassing scandal to make hay over. I wonder if Ed even knows what the President is doing over there, since the media willingly allowed Romney to lie that the President hadn’t signed any trade deals during his presidency.

  52. 229 amk for obama
    April 13, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    via gopolitico- sick rantorum – my 3-year old sick daughter Bella is now a lifetime nra member.

    what a sickfuck.

  53. April 13, 2012 at 10:34 pm

  54. 232 carolyn
    April 13, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Those secret service members were in Cartagena before the President arrived and were shipped back probably before he arrived…they were on the forward detail. They’re sent back to their “permanent duty home”…..I think they’ll be shipped out of the Secret Service. Obviously they can’t be trusted. Didn’t take long to smoke them out and get rid of them! I’ve known one secret service agent in my life…..he really thought he ran the world. I’m afraid some of them develop quite an arrogance when they’re on Presidential duty, which is one reason those are rotated. No excuse for that behavior!

  55. 233 amk for obama
    April 13, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    That ss kerfuffle ? Another shiny object from the msm, people. Nothing to see here.

    • 234 hopefruit2
      April 13, 2012 at 10:44 pm

      I agree. It’s a silly distraction to get people thinking away from Willard’s tax returns.

    • 235 lisalovesobama
      April 13, 2012 at 10:44 pm

      I hope this wont be big news. it’s got nothing to do with PBO. Just a bunch of idiot men who apparently couldn’t keep it in their pants. 🙄

  56. 236 amk for obama
    April 13, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    American Nazi Party registers first Washington lobbyist.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17710570

    Who could have guessed it would come to this ? Thanks msm.

    • 237 amk for obama
      April 13, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      The American Nazi Party traces its ideology to George Lincoln Rockwell, who founded a post-war National Socialist white supremacist movement in the US.

      The group reportedly holds meetings in South Carolina and lists a postal address via a post office box in Michigan.

      The reminder of 20th Century ideology comes at the end of a week in which Florida Congressman Allen West said publicly that as many as 81 members of Congress are active members of the Communist Party.

  57. 238 amk for obama
    April 13, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Congrats Kay.

  58. 244 carolyn
    April 13, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Have to crow a little….what someone above reported Rachel said about discussing policy differences and effects and not being led around by Republican talking points is exactly what I wrote her about this morning! I know she is smart enough to figure that out for herself, but I’m glad I wrote her giving her support for what is right. I firmly believe that if we write and make our voices heard, it will make a difference. Where Rachel leads, others will follow. Sometimes just ONE person, like Rachel, or one of us has to say something out loud for it to catch on.

    • 245 theo67
      April 14, 2012 at 12:06 am

      I think she got that idea from you – I’m not convinced that she could have thought that up for herself, seeing how she panders to Republicans on her show.

      But, I have to say, I had switched her off again last week, and caught the tail end of one of her shows where the Republicans had attacked her on her investigations into Wisconsin. At the end of her show, she looked into the camera and told the right wingers that their meanness only makes her stronger. I decided to give her another chance, and just fast forward when she starts her nonsense. I think several parts of her show today were excellent.

  59. April 13, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    On the Presidents Trip, always something strange happens, that the MSM only focuses on.
    He has some bad luck!

    • 247 hopefruit2
      April 13, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      WRONG! Our President always does VERY well overseas – which is why he is so loved and respected in the international community. The American MSM engages in silly distraction antics so much so that even this latest “story” folks on Twitter are already yawning, calling it an MSM distraction.

      • April 13, 2012 at 11:03 pm

        Yes, but the MSM has a media blackout until something strange happens.
        I bet if you took a little poll, people would overwhelmingly say I am right.
        Lol!

        • 249 hopefruit2
          April 13, 2012 at 11:07 pm

          The MSM’s bad behavior is not the same as saying our President has bad luck. He doesn’t. The MSM’s bad behavior is the MSM’s bad behavior.

          • April 13, 2012 at 11:25 pm

            Which is bad luck! Lol!
            You spin like the Republicans. Only difference is it is the other extreme, instead of everything is bad news for the President, you spin it as everything is good news for Obama.
            And while I appreciate your enthusiasm, both theories are flawed and not grounded in reality.
            Good night Hopefruit, see you in the Morning.
            Peace-

            • 251 Chi
              April 14, 2012 at 4:09 am

              I do believe you’ve finally lost it Jovie…

              Your ‘bad luck’ theory is to be assumed as absolutely spot on since according to you, steady support that refuses to fall prey to your never-ending hair on fire theatrics is ‘spin’…

              You have a strange, rather unhealthy and obsessive affinity for spreading really negative and mostly unsupported tidbits…most specifically designed to wreak havoc here…

        • 254 lisalovesobama
          April 13, 2012 at 11:29 pm

          The president doesn’t have bad luck, it’s the stupid lazy media.

    • 255 itgurl_29
      April 13, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      He does not have bad luck. The man’s always on point and winning. George Bush is a back luck loser, not this president.

      • April 13, 2012 at 11:30 pm

        Oh ok! Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Blizzards, Oli spills, Debt Downgrade, and the European Depression.
        All of which he had nothing to do with, but effects him.
        Thank God he is President in Times like these! Seriously!

        Good night- I am beat, see you in the Morning!

        • 257 Chi
          April 14, 2012 at 4:16 am

          Republican talking points masquerading as evidence of ‘bad luck’…

          And no, the ‘thank God he is President’ bit does absolutely nothing to throw any smart, thinking person off Jovie…

          • April 14, 2012 at 7:53 am

            You forgot to call me names after I just listed five things that have nothing to do with the President, you launch personal attacks.

        • 259 anniebella
          April 14, 2012 at 6:10 am

          Jovie, I’ll give you something to focus on beside this bad luck B.S., why is Mitt Romney not releasing hie tax returns?

    • 261 jackiegrumbacher
      April 14, 2012 at 7:51 am

      Actually the president is an amazingly fortunate man who has overcome enormous barriers to become the most powerful leader in the world. In every international trip he takes he is greeted with love by the people and treated with great respect by other world leaders. He also accomplishes exactly what he sets out to do. Presidential international trips are the most complex organizational and logistical projects to carry out, requiring a huge support team. Good advance planning makes the difference between a smooth meeting and one filled with logistical missteps. The number of things that have to be planned out are mind-boggling. The fact that a SS security team misbehaved while “off the job,” is unfortunate for the SS and its reputation, but it is no reflection on the president who always presents himself with dignity and class. The SS in DC acted swiftly and appropriately and there is really nothing more to be said. PBO cannot personally supervise every human in the federal government anymore than a four-star general directly oversees an Army private. So if the press wants to go gaga over every little thing that anyone remotely connected to the president sees and does, let them. Too much of this nonsense and most people just tune out of the faux outrage of the day. Life has too many real problems to spend time on this level of media idiocy.

      • April 14, 2012 at 8:01 am

        I agree with you that thus President handles everything nicely. That Is not my point.
        My point is, the media has a blackout until something frivolous happens.
        I appreciate the civil discourse, some people upthread, launch personal attacks instead of talking to me and trying to refute what I say.
        Thus, a discussion on why the media only focuses on the Presidents trips after something, well, not good happens.
        I remember one trip, Chuck Todd was all the way over in Austrailia, and he only talked about Herman Cain and Donald Trump.
        Not a mention of the President, once.
        These are facts, I am not making it up!!!

        • 263 hopefruit2
          April 14, 2012 at 8:28 am

          Then your comments ought to be about the media, which have nothing to do with the President’s luck. Many of us have made the same observation about the media’s blackouts of the President’s overseas trips. I personally have posted several comments to that effect on this very blog. Yet we’ve not ascribed it to the President’s “bad luck” because it has nothing to do with his luck or lack thereof. It’s all about the MSM’s poor decorum and it reflects poorly on the MSM and the MSM ONLY.

          • April 14, 2012 at 8:44 am

            Ok! Fair enough. It’s not how I see it. The media is to blame, now time for some good luck, like say, no Israel bombing of Iran would be good luck, no euro debt disaster, would be good luck etc!

  60. 265 proudmemberofglobalzero
    April 13, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Did anyone see VP Biden speak today? I was at work at just got home. I was walking by a TV in the break room and they were showing a shout and a quick head turn.

  61. 267 carolyn
    April 13, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Do you remember when GHWBush threw up all over someone at a foreign state dinner, and when GWB tried to walk through a non-door, and when GWB scratched Angela Merkel on the shoulders and when he held hands with a Saudi prince? The press was all over those. This is NOT the president. This was a group of arrogant Secret Sevice men who thought they were above the law and could get by with anything. They were caught and taken care of!

    • 268 collegekay
      April 13, 2012 at 11:14 pm

      Exactly. PBO never doesn’t idiotic things like GWB did, so the MSM is desperate.

    • 270 0388jojothecat
      April 13, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      PBO is focused and a no-nonsense adult, not like these GOP and MSM juveniles.

    • 271 phoenixriz
      April 13, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      I remember when GHWBush passed out at the State Dinner in China and when BushJr kissed the Saudi prince on the lips and strolled with him but please explain to me about the arrogant Secret Service men who were caught and taken care of. That sounds sinister. I missed that part. Thanks for your reply.

  62. 272 amk for obama
    April 13, 2012 at 11:17 pm

  63. 274 hopefruit2
    April 13, 2012 at 11:18 pm

  64. 275 collegekay
    April 13, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Cory Booker should be Gov of New Jersey NOT Christie.

  65. 279 amk for obama
    April 13, 2012 at 11:41 pm

  66. 281 PoliticalJunkessa
    April 13, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Ah. Mi Presidente made it to Colombia sano y salvo. !Muy bueno!

    Interesting garb on that Ambassador, the painting….well, it came from corazon, I’m sure, and the Secret Service are misbehaving. Another eventful dia for PBO that he’s taking all in stride.

    !Buenas Noches, Chips! !Buenas Noches, TOD! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

  67. 282 amk for obama
    April 13, 2012 at 11:44 pm

  68. April 13, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    “Barack Obama and Joe Biden and their spouses released their 2011 tax returns. Their incomes, as a percentage of rival Romney’s estimated 2011 earnings, registered in the low single digits. But their federal tax rates were greater than Romney paid in 2010. If you think that’s unfair, you’re probably a Democrat.”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/13/romney-edges-past-obama-politics-live?newsfeed=true

  69. 287 carolyn
    April 13, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    phoenixriz…twelve Secret Service agents were taken back to the U.S. from Colombia for allegedly consorting with prostitutes. They were part of the forward detail and taken out before the President landed. A new detail was sent. I just commented that I’ve read, and known agents, and those that serve the president (whoever it is) do tend to get arrogant and feel above the law. These are rotated rather frequently now. The work is stressful and often almost 24/7. The Secret Service acted quickly and correctly and got what I would call rogue agents out of the way.

  70. 288 amk for obama
    April 13, 2012 at 11:53 pm

  71. April 13, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Okay so my last link went over like a lead balloon apparently. Maybe this one will do better. It’s an excellent article – not funny this time – about the way the far left depress the vote, and what we can do in the election to counter it.

    http://pleasecutthecrap.typepad.com/main/2012/04/we-have-met-the-enemy-libs-and-he-is-too-often-us.html

    “We Have Met The Enemy, Libs, And He Is (Too Often) Us”
    If you want to know why the progressive movement keeps spinning its wheels, and why the right wing minority keeps on making policies and having their way, the answer is really simple, and it’s right in front of your face every single day.

    It’s called winning elections. At the very least, it’s making sure the worst people don’t win elections.”

    There’s lots more and it’s very good.

    • 290 theo67
      April 14, 2012 at 12:30 am

      Good article, as usual from Milt.The title is very apt. Definitely recommended reading for anyone with a brain.

  72. 291 donna dem 4 obama
    April 13, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Congrats Collegekay! I just read the tweet with the official announcement. Ha! It was the person who got the most unique donors after all. 😉

  73. 292 carolyn
    April 13, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Well, we’re sitting here in Oklahoma City listening to heavy thunder, watching lightning, and hoping for no tornadoes. Norman,,,where the Univ of Okla is, got hit by a “small” tornado today. We are expected to have more tomorrow evening, so we’re off tomorrow to buy a weather radio that will alert us if something happens during the night. Never a dull moment. Very thankful for a good weather service here.

    • April 14, 2012 at 12:15 am

      Please take good care. We had over 700 lightening strikes here last night and it was quite the show. Very powerful and intense.

  74. 294 vcprezofan2
    April 14, 2012 at 12:03 am

    This article is over a year old, but it points to the similarity between Canada’s Stephen Harper and the Repubs, and the disimilarity between the two countries’ media.

    http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/276-74/5123-fox-news-lies-keep-them-out-of-canada

    • 295 theo67
      April 14, 2012 at 12:39 am

      This never gets old. Can you just imagine how out of control Harper would be if he had won that battle to allow lying on Canadian broadcasting? He’s already got enough hubris to attempt to dismantle the Canadian health care system – who does that!?! I loved this question in the article, which received several of the very examples that the deluded commenter so arrogantly demanded:

      “Just once I wish someone would actually come up with an example of one of these lies that liberals are so quick to claim Fox spews out of their broadcasts. If you cannot come up with at least one verified example of a lie that was from Fox news and not one of their opinion contributors, which all of the news orgs have, even the holy of holies, the NY Times, then maybe it is time for all of you to stop lying about Fox lying.”

  75. 296 Janelle
    April 14, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Here’s a funny clip from today’s Ellen show. While FLOTUS was in Jacksonville, FL today, they cut live to Ellen’s show to recognize a large group of girls of the military at the naval base:

    http://ellen.warnerbros.com/2012/04/sneak_peek_ellen_and_michelle_obama_reunite_0413.php

  76. 302 LunarSea
    April 14, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Congrats on the great news CollegeKay. I don’t think anyone here doubted that you would win.

    I think it was a very sweet gesture that lady did in painting that picture for PBO. As someone who can’t do anything close, I can just imagine the pride she felt as she spent days working on this, probably hurrying to finish in time for his visit, only to be turned away. How sad.

    I gasped for her when I saw it had fallen.

    Her dreams were dashed and to have it fall because of the search was just adding insult to injury in my opinion. I hope it find it’s way to the intended recipient.

    • 303 amk for obama
      April 14, 2012 at 1:37 am

      I agree. She should be allowed to meet the prez.

    • 305 LunarSea
      April 14, 2012 at 1:49 am

      Looking more closely at the PBO painting, the upper left corner, there is a faint face painted. Can’t tell if it”s of Jesus or his mom. It’s definately there watching over him. Check it out.

      That lady really put herself into that for him. She must love him as much as we do.

      • 306 hopefruit2
        April 14, 2012 at 8:39 am

        Yes, now I feel terrible for my initial comments and wish I could take them back, but I honestly wasn’t aware of what the good lady was trying to portray 😦

        • 307 LunarSea
          April 14, 2012 at 9:24 am

          I’m not aware of what you said. Last few days I’ve only been skimming through late at night with an occassional quick peek from work when I can. Last night I was finally able to spend time on twitter again trying to retweet links from here. So I must have missed it. Certainly did not mean to make anyone feel terrible.

          I was just struck by the gestures which people just want to extend him for the way he touches all our lives.

          Have a great day.

          • 308 hopefruit2
            April 14, 2012 at 9:38 am

            Don’t worry – It’s not you LunarSea 🙂

            Last night I made a “WTF??!” comment to the effect that I didn’t understand why the President was crying in pic. I thought at first it was some kind of protest painting. But other people corrected me by pointing out that the painting was meant to convey PBO the night his Grandmother died. So I realized that’s what it was and felt bad that I had jumped to conclusions initially! That’s all – I’m fine now actually. I hope the woman gets to meet our President or at least have the painting delivered to him, so she knows her efforts were not in vain.

  77. 309 LunarSea
    April 14, 2012 at 1:40 am

    As for the SS forward detail. Compost happens. It’s not like PBO wined and dined his donors at a bondage club with campaign cash. If the media wants to keep harping on this we just need to remind them…loudly.

  78. 310 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    April 14, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Will certainly repost this one but wanted to have the initial installment be on Friday the 13th 🙂

    #AmericaThisIsNotATest

    #PRESSON

  79. 314 amk for obama
    April 14, 2012 at 7:09 am

  80. 315 amk for obama
    April 14, 2012 at 7:14 am

  81. 316 amk for obama
    April 14, 2012 at 7:17 am

    • 317 jackiegrumbacher
      April 14, 2012 at 7:26 am

      Oh, Jinoden, that’s great news. I’ll bet Tucker will be overjoyed to see you and love every minute of the ride. Stay safe and know that we all ride with you and are praying for you. I hope you find a good place in Maine and a great job.

  82. April 14, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Bloomberg channel has David Plouffe interview at 8 am this morning!

  83. 319 hopefruit2
    April 14, 2012 at 7:59 am

    • April 14, 2012 at 8:15 am

      It would be nice if they started talking about these issues, instead of focusing on trivial nonsense about the President.
      Plouffe was just on the Bloomberg Channel, I suggest you watch that interview, he is awesome with messaging, he has the facts down pat.

  84. April 14, 2012 at 8:12 am

    David Plouffe was awesome on Bloomberg just now, and Julianna Smoot asked real questions.
    Good interview!

  85. 324 Elle in MI
    April 14, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Good Morning TOD!

  86. 325 collegekay
    April 14, 2012 at 8:26 am

    PBO debunks Romney lies in Telemundo Interview

    According to Reuters, when the president was asked by Telemundo about Romney’s claim that 92% of the people who lost their jobs in this recession were women, he said, “Everybody who’s looked at this claim knows it’s bogus. What he doesn’t mention obviously is that all these job losses, both men and women, took place as a consequence of the worst financial crisis and the worst economic crisis that we’ve seen since the Great Depression,” he continued. “They’re a direct result of the policies he wants to go back to, and I think the American people understand that.”

    http://www.politicususa.com/obama-drops-the-hammer-on-mitt-romneys-lies/

    • 326 hopefruit2
      April 14, 2012 at 8:30 am

      Ed played a small clip last night on his show. I hope Chips will be able to find a segment from that interview to post for us!

    • April 14, 2012 at 8:31 am

      And these are facts. That is another good response by the President.
      Bet it gets ignored by CNN and the like.

      • 328 hopefruit2
        April 14, 2012 at 8:35 am

        They can ignore it all they want – it’s on record and there are numerous ways of bypassing CNN etc to disseminate the information. This is the age of Youtube and Twitter, and as the WaPo noted, these alternative media are “hurting Romney.” I believe they “hurt Romney” because they allow the truth to be disseminated unfiltered by the corporate talking heads who will spin everything pro GOP.

    • 329 LunarSea
      April 14, 2012 at 9:29 am

      Excellent. Now replace ‘bogus’ with ‘lies’ and we are there. Robme’s in for a bumpy ride. Grab the popcorn.


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