73 Responses to “heads up: ‘wounded warriors’”

  1. April 20, 2012 at 4:28 pm


    In case any one missed this from the last thread –

    Wooooooooot! Just heard from Yardarm, he’s still on his trip, here’s his message:

    “Regards to the family and let them know I’ll be back on the 23rd with some punishment chairs for you lot that put me on a ghost boat and frozen ship last week. And a special seat for you.”


    • 2 ourmanflint
      April 20, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      Congrats: 🙂 The fix is in.

    • 3 hopefruit2
      April 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      Congrats Chips on #1! I’ll be looking out my window come Monday morning to see Yardarm’s ship dock in at the harbor.

      • April 20, 2012 at 4:59 pm

        Can’t wait for my wingman to return. There should be a single thread just in his honor.

      • April 20, 2012 at 5:04 pm

        I’d hide if I was you Hopefruit, Yardarm will be looking for you when he returns. Be afraid.

        • 6 hopefruit2
          April 20, 2012 at 5:49 pm

          Me?!? What I have done…I’ve been sitting quietly looking out for Yardarm’s boat all week long while you, amk and meta were spreading gossip saying how he’s frozen, off to the Caribbean and then off to Kenya..palling around with Willard, etc…LAWD…

          I’m going to tell PBO that you all aren’t behaving! 🙂 🙂

    • 7 Pamela
      April 20, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      Well Done! Chips! Your first first… Well maybe not! After reading this from The Commander, I’m very glad I did not mention last week that I suspected he was flying from the mainsail!

  2. 10 taiping1
    April 20, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Yes we can!

    • 11 HZ
      April 20, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      See my comment on the last thread about a “Welcome Back Party” for our wonderful Yardarm. We promise to behave, Chips. Just thinking.HZ

  3. 16 ourmanflint
    April 20, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    hello everyone

    April 20, 2012 at 4:28 pm


  5. 18 taiping1
    April 20, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Yes we can! 2nd.

  6. 19 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    April 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Calling it what it is ….

    And, sent to quite a few others who should be bringing as much attention to just how lame the ‘liberal media conspiracy’ is (and has been for decades).



  7. 20 hopefruit2
    April 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm

  8. 22 PoliticalJunkessa
    April 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I vividly remember this from last year — I think this is about the time I first found TOD. 😀 Hard to believe it’s already been a year, and that we’re coming up on the anniversary of the death of bin Laden. Wow.

    • 23 hopefruit2
      April 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      That’s right PJ – it was the day after the WHCD where PBO eviscerated Trump! This year the WHCD will be one week from tomorrow (April 28) and roasted by Jimmy Kimmel 🙂

  9. 25 hopefruit2
    April 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    GAFFE?!? No honey. Ain’t this no gaffe. And ain’t this no good news for Romney either.


  10. 27 hopefruit2
    April 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    My President makes those around him smile. It’s a joy just watching “Obama” crowds…that in and of itself is an experience – even though you are not physically at the events!

    April 20, 2012 at 4:57 pm


    • 29 anniebella
      April 20, 2012 at 5:03 pm

      POTUS and FLOTUS truly appreciate the service they give to this country.

      • 30 HZ
        April 20, 2012 at 5:13 pm

        Beautiful First Lady on the cover of Ebony magazine May 2012 issue received today. Beautiful!! A must. Also in the literary realm, President Obama’s sister, Auma Obama has a book coming out on the 24th of this month.

        Title: And Then Life Happens: A Memoir, by Auma Obama. Ordered today. Read excerpt, and the book looks like a wonderful one to read. Auma is reported (from my readings about her) to be very close to her brother. Dr. Auma Obama. Great read. A beautiful start of the books with something very heartfelt about Sec. Hillary Clinton. Just sharing.HZ

  12. 31 hopefruit2
    April 20, 2012 at 4:59 pm

  13. April 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    That is my Team!

  14. April 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm


    YOU ROCK 🙂

  15. April 20, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    President Barack Obama signs a proclamation to designate federal lands within the former Fort Ord as a national monument in the Oval Office of the White House April 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. According to the White House, Fort Ord, a former military base located on California’s Central Coast, is a world-class destination for hikers, mountain bikers, and outdoor enthusiasts who come to enjoy the area’s history and scenic landscapes.’

    • 35 utaustinliberal
      April 20, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      He could be a GQ model. He seriously could be a freaking GQ model! It’s insane. 🙂

      • April 20, 2012 at 5:47 pm

        Hey there UT- I am really enjoying ABC’s Scandal. I was not that that impressed with the first show, but my, have I warmed up to it now!
        Ms Kerry is just sensuous in the role and, my oh my, she and her Prez are absolutely riveting. Can’t wait for next week. with all the unfolding dramatic twists and turns.

        • 37 utaustinliberal
          April 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm

          Glad to know the show intrigued you and yes Kerry Washington is absolutely fantastic in the role. I can’t wait for next week’s episode where we find out that the aide who slept with the President is pregnant!

    • 38 PoliticalJunkessa
      April 20, 2012 at 5:26 pm

      Keep smiling, Mr. President!

  16. April 20, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    The Robney Camp has been pushing bad news for Obama story all day!
    Lots of strange, and aggressive articles, all of a sudden!

    • 40 utaustinliberal
      April 20, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      It’s a sign of desperation. All the polls have been favorable for PBO in one form or another so what do they do? They attack. It’s not a new tactic. It’s a Karl Rove failed tactic.

    • 42 anniebella
      April 20, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      I think the Romney camp will realize that President Obama is not Newt or Santorum. He want a fight, well he has one.

      • 43 globalcitizenlinda
        April 20, 2012 at 5:39 pm

        what is that famous saying: you don’t start none, you get none (or something like that)

  17. April 20, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Speaking at a campaign fundraiser in Phoenix Thursday afternoon, Vice President Joe Biden confidently predicted he and President Obama would win re-election in November – including potentially the 11 electoral votes from Arizona – but added “we’re not cocky about this at all.”

    “We think we have a real shot at winning the presidential race here in Arizona,” he said to raucous applause at a luncheon inside the Heard Museum.

    The Obama-Biden campaign team has tried to buck conventional wisdom that Arizona is a staunchly red state – and “you’re going to see organizers here,” Biden said, according to a print pool reporter on scene.

    The president’s re-elect has opened several offices in Arizona hoping to spur a massive grassroots organizing effort over the next three months, focusing particularly on college campuses and Latino communities, officials say.


    • April 20, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      Two aspects of this: the first is that their is a real shot to pick up AZ.

      The second is that this will require Mittens to expend money on a state that was considered in his column. The optics of that would really be bad. And I think the same will happen in GA.

  18. 46 Linda
    April 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I am reading the the President was booed at Fenway Park today……but cannot fine any video proof yet.

  19. April 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    The Obama campaign took in $35 million in March, according to a report just filed with the Federal Election Commission. It spent $15.6 million during the same time period. The Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee of the Obama campaign and the DNC, took in $18.7 million in March and spent over $22 million in the same period, according to a report filed with the FEC.

    Obama’s campaign had $104 million on hand at the end of March. The Obama campaign and the Obama Victory Fund took in a combined total of $45 million in February.

    Reported by Ryan J. Reilly

  20. 65 globalcitizenlinda
    April 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    let the record show that I greatly despise this fake, entitled mitt the liar and this history should record that this feeling can only grow more intense as this campaign goes forward

    • April 20, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      Now, he just said that Axelrod was on Subday shows saying that we should change the direction of this Economy!

      He did Not! Axelrod would never say that!

  21. 67 Ladyhawke
    April 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm


    Today, Wendell Goler of Fox asked a snarky question about the spending abuses of the GSA. He implied it was a bad reflection on VP Biden. Jay was ready for him. His response was a thing of beauty. I could just imagine the jackals squirming in their seats. Oh geez there Jay goes again boring us with a lot of facts.


    MR. CARNEY: Wendell.

    Q What does the GSA spending abuses say about the Vice President’s effort to crack down on waste in government spending?

    MR. CARNEY: Well, I would say two things, Wendell. I appreciate the question. First, with regards to conference spending in particular, which is the matter of concern with the GSA that so outraged the President and led to the actions that have taken place there — first of all, in September of 2011, the President’s Office of Management and Budget directed all agency heads to conduct a thorough review of how they are spending taxpayer dollars on conferences. Pending that review, conference-related activities and expenses were not permitted to go forward without signoff by the deputy secretary or an equivalent chief operating officer for each agency.

    Each agency has established tough internal control and has certified those controls are now in place. Federal agencies have identified and are currently executing on plans to achieve traveling conference cost savings that total nearly $1.2 billion as a result of the President’s executive order. To date, they have achieved over $280 million in reduced costs in the first quarter of fiscal year 2012, compared to the same period of time in fiscal year 2010.

    Broadly, the administration’s efforts to streamline federal spending on conferences is a part of the President’s broader campaign to cut waste initiative, which is led, as you noted, by the Vice President, and which has already reduced costs by tens of billions of dollars by eliminating inefficient or unnecessary spending. We’ve worked to cut excess real estate costs by $1.5 billion; realized over $1.4 billion in cost reductions by slashing spending in administrative areas such as travel, fleet and printing; avoided $4 billion in costs by turning around, downsizing, or eliminating IT projects that were over budget or behind schedule; saved millions in production costs by halting the minting of dollar coins that are not needed — and I’m sorry if you’re a collector — prevented $20 billion in improper payments, and put an end to skyrocketing contracting costs, exceeding the President’s goal to reduce contract spending by $40 billion.

    I’m so glad you asked, because the record is quite impressive.



  22. April 20, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    This Thursday, April 19, 2012, shows the obverse side of a rare 1792 experimental penny on display in Schaumburg, Ill., where is was auctioned off for $1 million on Thursday. Officials with Heritage Auctions say Kevin Lipton of Beverly Hills, Calif., bought the penny on behalf of a group of unnamed investors for $1 million and must also pay the auction house’s 15 percent commission. It was never actually put into circulation and only 14 examples of the coin are known to exist.


    Who had this penny for so long?

    • April 22, 2012 at 8:31 am

      “On one side of the coin, a depiction of Miss Liberty is ringed by the phrase “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.’’ I think there’s been a divorce in the family.

  23. 71 Linda
    April 20, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he’d consider running as vice president with Mitt Romney, but doubts he’ll ever be asked.

    Bush tells the conservative website Newsmax that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is “probably the best” choice to share the ticket with Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. Bush said he hopes the freshman senator is offered the No. 2 slot and accepts it.

    Rubio has said repeatedly that he isn’t interested in leaving the Senate.

    Bush said he’d consider running if Romney were to ask him. But the former governor added that he’s not sure running for vice president is the right thing for him and said he’s doubtful he’d even receive the call.

    Wow…. Did he say Yes…or No ?

  24. April 20, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Now, The RNC is saying that they will have the most effective ground game in history.

    Gee, I though that is what Messina said about our ground game.

    They really think they can mirror the Presidents campaign?

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