rise and shine

In case the videos are taken down at YouTube, you can see them at the Jimmy Fallon site


From yesterday:


Yardarm, I hope you like this magnificently crafted homemade card?

(It is your birthday, right??)


Morning everyone ๐Ÿ˜‰

231 Responses to “rise and shine”

  1. 11 ourmanflint
    April 25, 2012 at 7:45 am

    good morning

  2. 12 amk for obama
    April 25, 2012 at 7:46 am

    GM folks.

  3. 13 ourmanflint
    April 25, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Happy Birthday Yardarm…. The slow jam of the news with President Obama and Jimmy Fallon was ttruly great fun last night!

  4. 14 amk for obama
    April 25, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Happy b’day YA. That’s one beautiful ship.

  5. 17 ourmanflint
    April 25, 2012 at 7:49 am

    I can sense Chips cooking up an amazing prize for us…….

  6. 18 LOL
    April 25, 2012 at 7:52 am

    ABC/WashPo Michelle Obama 69/24 favorable/unfavorable, Ann ” Working Mom” Romney 40/30 with 30% not expressing an opinion

    • 19 hopefruit2
      April 25, 2012 at 8:02 am

      Despite all the media PR she received over the past several weeks.

      • April 25, 2012 at 8:08 am

        She has made a couPle of gaffes , like she said its our turn.
        Everybody knows Robney would have to run a gaffe free, perfect Campaign to beat the President.
        And that ain’t happening, he has to much baggage and is prone to making gaffes!

        • 21 hopefruit2
          April 25, 2012 at 8:12 am

          It’s more than just the “couple gaffes.” The cynical and politically-driven MSM attempt to portray Miss Ann as some sympathetic figure was seen for what it was by the majority of people – women in particular who are not as easily manipulated by the media.

        • 23 yardarm756
          April 25, 2012 at 11:01 am

          I can’t wait for the debates. ๐Ÿ˜†

    • 24 utaustinliberal
      April 25, 2012 at 8:17 am

      You mean despite milking Hilary Rosen’s comments for all it was worth she’s still at 40%? With 30% not expressing an opinion or knowing who she is? Same as it was in the CNN poll? BWAHAHAHAHA welcome to wednesday. ๐Ÿ˜†

      • 25 LOL
        April 25, 2012 at 8:25 am

        Yup…and I’m sure she was still milking that 12 day old story yesterday at her husband’s big speech- The one no network carried. I’m sorry you had MS and Breast Cancer, but some women have that AND no help. I know too many women going through too many things who still work- because they have to.

      • 26 miss pat
        April 25, 2012 at 10:42 am

        Don’t forget she said that she is happy women have to work. That’s a big one. She had a misspeak according to some but “what a man thinketh so is he.” I am looking forward to more gaffes and misspeak. This woman makes Sarah Moose look like Albert Einstein.

  7. April 25, 2012 at 7:57 am

    The Obama administration will push in the coming weeks and months the message that the war in Afghanistan is ending.

    Itโ€™s a campaign pitch that will be trumpeted at next monthโ€™s NATO summit in Chicago, where international leaders are expected to sign off on an agreement with Afghanistanโ€™s government that would establish a continued U.S. role in the country after security is handed over to local forces in 2014.


    Great! Poor John McCain!

  8. 28 hopefruit2
    April 25, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Congrats LOL & ourmanflint on #1

    I set my DVR to tape Fallon last night so I still haven’t seen the slow jam yet. But just by reading all these wonderful comments I’m excited as ever. Now Mark Knoller is having a major meltdown on Twitter – he’s posting a series of nasty jealous tweets about PBO this morning. That tells me that our President did very well yesterday and last night, and all the Twitter trending topics related to PBO’s speeches and late-night appearance must have killed Mark. Neither he nor his wind-up puppet candidate Willard could ever relate to young people the way our President can, and he knows it!

    • 29 LOL
      April 25, 2012 at 8:15 am

      As the young people would say Mark Knoller, are you jelly? U mad bro? Really what has got his panties in a bunch?

    • 30 Roberta in MN
      April 25, 2012 at 10:54 am

      I taped it too and it didn’t record that section. So I will watch all of your clips here.

  9. April 25, 2012 at 8:04 am

    GOP is blaming Democrats for, wait for it…, a lowering of gas prices!
    Not kidding.

    • 32 anniebella
      April 25, 2012 at 9:35 am

      Jovie I was going to ask are you kidding? You said you weren’t, so let me ask are those darn Republicans crazy? I’ll answer it, Yes…Yes…Yes!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. 33 joyce
    April 25, 2012 at 8:05 am

    We are so blessed to have a president like we do. And he is soooo cooool

  11. 34 hopefruit2
    April 25, 2012 at 8:07 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY YARDARM!! Enjoy your day shipmate and wishing you many more like this ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. 37 hopefruit2
    April 25, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Ha! You tell him amk!

    • April 25, 2012 at 8:14 am

      The thing is, it’s not his Job to carry water for Tea Baggers, he is supposed to cover the WH!
      I wonder how much it cost to go to Crawford Texas every fucking weekend?

    • 40 amk for obama
      April 25, 2012 at 8:14 am


      • April 25, 2012 at 8:26 am

        and I see that Knoller, after twice tweeting that U. of Ia. is in Cedar Rapids, not Iowa City, finally was corrected by someone at CBS. I don’t get that. I can name state university towns across the country, plus the locations of most other well-known colleges. And I am not on any national presidential news crew who should be aware of the president’s destinations and have this basic knowledge. Dumber than a rock.

        • 42 hopefruit2
          April 25, 2012 at 8:29 am

          He’s too busy worrying and tweeting about the President’s trips and tax payer dollars. It takes up all of the little brain space that he has.

        • 43 anniebella
          April 25, 2012 at 9:39 am

          Give Knoller a break, he haven’t had his brain breakfast yet, box of dunkin doughnuts.

          • 44 anniebella
            April 25, 2012 at 9:46 am

            I read some comment where someone else were running their mouth about the taxpayers paying for FLOTUS and POTUS vacations. I commented back and told them, my tax dollars paid for Laura and G.W. Bush trips and vacations, and it paid for several other Presidents also. I wasn’t running my mouth everytime they went some where. And I don’t recall a lot of others running their mouth. Why just start to complain when the black couple get in the White House. Oh I forgot, they’re BLACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            • 45 anniebella
              April 25, 2012 at 9:51 am

              And Knoller and the media is just trying to stir up something against the President, they see how well this trip is going, how the college kids are coming out showing their support. So now they want to find something to help Mitt Romney. If people like Knoller is going to talk about this President trips, then go back and let us know what the other Presidents spent on their trips. Get off his lazy ass and fine that out and tweet that.

              • 46 TrumpDog
                April 25, 2012 at 10:28 am

                Yahoo has a headline saying how polls show Obama is having trouble with the young vote.

                • 47 EricFive
                  April 25, 2012 at 10:58 am

                  What do you expect? Whenever the MSM sees PBO gaining in popularity and making Mitt look like the loser he is, the MSM feels it must counter with a negative story about PBO and/or a puff piece about Mitt. Its so common I have come to expect it. For example, when polls showed super strong support for PBO among women, the MSM created the Rosen fake controversy. I bet that when/if polls show PBO winning the Latino vote, the MSM will trot out “experts” saying that Latinos won’t vote for an African American candidate.

        • 48 miss pat
          April 25, 2012 at 10:47 am

          Knoller is a duncey head. He needs to go study up, read some books, google something now and again. Lazy so-called jounallists.

          • 49 Roberta in MN
            April 25, 2012 at 11:01 am

            You notice they (MSM) are not talking about the price of the SS for the Presidential candidates that only suspended their campaign and refuse to totally cancell all campaigns. Newt still has a SS detail. it’s pretty damned spendy too.

    • 50 amk for obama
      April 25, 2012 at 8:53 am

      btw hf, I love your ability to post blank tweets here. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. 52 amk for obama
    April 25, 2012 at 8:18 am

    UK officially in recession. Tax-cuts anyone ?

  14. 54 hopefruit2
    April 25, 2012 at 8:19 am

    For those of you who still have working accounts at Old Orange, please go tip/rec this lovely diary – on our President’s Fallon appearance and related stuff on student loans ๐Ÿ™‚


    • 55 mtmarilyn
      April 25, 2012 at 10:07 am

      It’s hard for me to do but I did it. I even tweeted it. Things do seem to be changing over there, but I don’t know that I will ever forgive them for what they did to BWD. I will do anything for this President!

      • 56 TrumpDog
        April 25, 2012 at 10:29 am

        Yeah, I have a long memory and recall the absolute hate over there directed at Obama. I haven’t forgotten nor do I think I will.

  15. 57 donna dem 4 obama
    April 25, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Happy Birthday Yardarm!!!!

  16. 60 utaustinliberal
    April 25, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Happy Birthday Yardarm! Hope you do a lot of “frolicking” today and enjoy the day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. 61 utaustinliberal
    April 25, 2012 at 8:22 am

    The Preezy Of The United Steezy. ๐Ÿ˜†

    PBO just locked in a couple more votes last night.

  18. 62 amk for obama
    April 25, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Mitt Romney Versus Reality: Student Loans Edition

    April 25, 2012 at 8:25 am


  20. 64 collegekay
    April 25, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Happy Birthday Admiral Yardam ๐Ÿ˜‰

    After last night on Fallon…. my crush on the President has increased x 100. I didn’t think that was possible. :-/

    • 65 amk for obama
      April 25, 2012 at 8:32 am

      ‘allooo. Remember college? And what he said about it ? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 67 vcprezofan2
      April 25, 2012 at 8:42 am

      GM, CK! ‘my crush on the President has increased x 100. I didnโ€™t think that was possible.’

      I don’t see how it could be possible either. I thought from your words and actions that your crush had already MAXED out! ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† The ‘scarey’ thing is that I know EXACTLY what you mean! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Morning Ms Chips, and TODville, and have a WONDERFUL B-Day, Y. A.!!

    • 69 Hachikล
      April 25, 2012 at 9:54 am

      Kay, between the two of us, we’re going to ‘crush’ POTUS back into the white house on November 6! Yes we can! ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. 73 hopefruit2
    April 25, 2012 at 8:27 am

    HAHAHA! On GMA, they’re now interviewing the cast of “In Living Color” that hilarious politically incorrect comedy sketch show from the late ’80s and early ’90’s. I didn’t realize that one of the characters (one who played Cher) is now George Stephanopoulos’s wife!!! She wasn’t one of the regular cast but made some appearances!

    • 74 utaustinliberal
      April 25, 2012 at 8:38 am

      Her name is Ali Wentworth. She’s an actress, author, and comedian. I know she grew up in a political family in D.C. and I believe Nixon kept files on her and her family. She’s also a liberal and doesn’t spare the GOP’s feelings especially this crazy crop when she talks about them. She’s hilarious.

    • April 25, 2012 at 11:09 am

      Oooh yeah I remember Ali Wentworth.. she used to do the funny reporting on Oprah show before it went off air. i think she did a Dallas Cowboy cheer leading stint… it was so funny! ๐Ÿ˜† didnt know she was married to George Stephanopoulos. She must make him laugh so much!

  22. 77 a4alice
    April 25, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Aw Happy Birthday Yardarm!! And many more ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. 78 Linda
    April 25, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Last night, at the end of Mitt’s horrendous acceptance speech…he offered us this little gem….

    “There was a time — not so long ago — when each of us could walk a little taller and stand a little straighter because we had a gift that no one else in the world shared. We were Americans.”

    Let me tell you what would happen if there was a Republican incumbent president and a Democratic candidate said this: we’d spent the next several months talking about why the Democrat no longer believes Americans should take pride in their country. The candidate’s patriotism would be routinely questioned and he’d be asked repeatedly why he thinks it is no longer true the American people should hold their heads high.

    And yet there was Mitt Romney, effectively arguing that the only way to have national pride is to give him power.

    He and Ann think it’s their “turn now” . Not while I can still vote.

    • 79 57andfemale
      April 25, 2012 at 9:17 am


    • April 25, 2012 at 9:34 am

      Romney’s “Americans”, like Palin’s, have had THEIR AMERICA taken away from them by blacks, immigrants, feminazis, etc., etc.

      As someone noted about his speech last night, it’s “back to the future”.

    • 81 anniebella
      April 25, 2012 at 9:58 am

      Linda, what the hell is that Mitt Romney talking about?

    • 82 miss pat
      April 25, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Give him power in his dreams. The man is so stiff I wonder if he sleeps standing up. I see he is going casual, wearing jeans and striped button down shirts. Still look stiff. I saw where they are saying he is ‘young.” I am the same age as him and he looks like my father.

  24. April 25, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you (in my Stevie Wonder voice) – have a wonderful day, Yardarm ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. 84 Suzette
    April 25, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Good morning all.
    Happy Birthday Yardarm. Enjoy your day…

  26. 85 utaustinliberal
    April 25, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Hilarious. But most definitely reflective of a bigger problem for the GOP.

  27. 86 hopefruit2
    April 25, 2012 at 8:35 am

    LOL! Someone wants PBO to help them with their new album…perhaps sing a bar or two?

  28. 88 LOL
    April 25, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Stephen Colbert is bloody brilliant….He went to town on Cardinal Dolan yesterday at the Time 100 gala.

    Also, Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke is here tonight. Also an instant, instant feminist icon. Famously tested, testified before Congress, that Georgetown, a Catholic institution,should be required to provide insurance coverage for her birth control.

    Now, TIME 100 honoree, his eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan disagrees — sir, lovely to see you again.

    Of course, now some, some critics have said in response to this that if the Catholic church’s insurance does not cover Sandra Fluke’s birth control, it shouldn’t cover Cardinal Dolan’s Viagra.

    Oh, no, no, no. Oh, no, no, no, that’s called celibacy plus. That’s how the pros do it. Because chastity is one thing, but it shows true commitment to uphold your vows when you are sporting a crook you could hang a lighter on. Oh, wow, see you at mass on Sunday, sir?


    But perhaps the most influential person on the list is here, Sara Blakely. The inventor of the Spanx. Give it up.

    No one, no one has done more to control women’s bodies, except maybe Cardinal Dolan.

    Cardinal, congratulations, sir, you are a feminist icon.


    Read more: http://thepage.time.com/2012/04/25/clinton-and-colbert-at-the-time-100/#ixzz1t3StmZhJ

    • 89 LOL
      April 25, 2012 at 8:37 am

      And on David Koch

      Of course, all of us should be honored to be listed on the TIME 100 alongside the two men who will be slugging it out in the fall: President Obama, and the man who would defeat him, David Koch.

      Give it up everybody. David Koch.

      Little known fact — David, nice to see you again, sir.

      Little known fact, David’s brother Charles Koch is actually even more influential. Charles pledged $40 million to defeat President Obama, David only $20 million. That’s kind of cheap, Dave.

      Sure, he’s all for buying the elections, but when the bill for democracy comes up, Dave’s always in the men’s room. I’m sorry, I must have left Wisconsin in my other coat.

      I was particularly excited to meet David Koch earlier tonight because I have a Super PAC, Colbert Super PAC, and I am — thank you, thank you — and I am happy to announce Mr. Koch has pledged $5 million to my Super PAC. And the great thing is, thanks to federal election law, there’s no way for you to ever know whether that’s a joke.

      By the way, if David Koch likes his waiter tonight, he will be your next congressman.

      Read more: http://thepage.time.com/2012/04/25/clinton-and-colbert-at-the-time-100/#ixzz1t3Tl157P

      • April 25, 2012 at 9:21 am

        Colbert is a treasure, single-handedly revealing truths, is the ONLY person on tv currently who has the courage to spill all the beans. News media is in failure mode.

      • 91 Hachikล
        April 25, 2012 at 9:58 am

        Holy shit! I had no idea I could love Stephen Colbert even more. Wow! That guy has cojones the size of melons! Good for you, Stephen!

    • 92 PoliticalJunkessa
      April 25, 2012 at 10:10 am

      Oh my. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

      Get ’em, Stephen, get ’em!

  29. 93 donna dem 4 obama
    April 25, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Okay True Confessions…I have watched the slow jam video about 10 times and when PBO drops the mic he rocks my world ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Y’all have a great productive O’Day. Off to work I go!

  30. 94 symmetry11
    April 25, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Happy Birthday, Yardam!!

  31. 95 amk for obama
    April 25, 2012 at 8:40 am

  32. 96 Ladyhawke
    April 25, 2012 at 8:43 am

    The pundits are all over Mitt Romney like a cheap suit after he told another batch of lies last night. Apparently, the focus of attention is not on the validity of what he said, but how he said it.

    Has Mitt Romney met Mitt Romney?


    The remarks were well received by most pundits — delivery and clever turns of phrase tend to earn plaudits, because honesty and policy coherence no longer matter — but watching the speech, I kept asking myself, “Has Mitt Romney met Mitt Romney?”

    The presumptive GOP nominee went through a litany of predictable falsehoods, including the ridiculous lie that President Obama “apologized for America,” but just as important was the disconnect between Romney’s rhetoric and Romney’s stated agenda.



    • 97 vcprezofan2
      April 25, 2012 at 8:57 am

      Though I don’t normally read comments at other sites, my eyes caught this one by ‘DAY-3905329’

      //I watched the speech last night with a couple of elderly neighbors.

      About halfway through, Edith turned to her husband, and said, “Oh, he’s so handsome!”

      And Archie replied, “Yeah. And he ain’t colored.”
      #3.1 – Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:42 AM EDT//

      • 98 utaustinliberal
        April 25, 2012 at 9:19 am

        Oh my goodness. They watched Romney’s speech and were glad “he ain’t colored” Is that what that comment was referring to? Because if it is then oh my goodness, the hate of some people because of the color of a person’s skin – in this case Pres. Obama – is disgusting. They don’t dislike Pres. Obama because of his policies, his character, his actions, his accomplishments, they just don’t like because “he’s colored.” The cycle of hate.

        • 99 LOL
          April 25, 2012 at 9:28 am

          I’m not terribly concerned- the Prez was the same color in 08 and he still won. I just hope these good “Christians” will learn the meaning of Christianity before they pass on.

          • 100 vcprezofan2
            April 25, 2012 at 9:45 am

            Oh, I’m not in the least concerned and don’t plan to spend any time on this. It’s nothing new after all; the surface nature of both the comments just caught my eye is all. I mean we do surface observations here but WE have already ascertained there is a whole lot of substance to our candidate, so we can afford to IMO.

            • 101 LOL
              April 25, 2012 at 9:53 am

              Oh most definitely–and we have to keep an eye out for falsehoods. I have always known that the groups that oppose the president ( white seniors and white southern middle aged men) did it more for race than anything else. I mean, the Ryan plan ends Medicare, and if they have a majority in the house/senate/presidency (shudders)—they could do almost anything. This man (the Prez) is saving you mucho dinero by eliminating the donut hole in your prescription pills, and yet all he his to you is colored. As I said, I hope they get saved before their time comes. I am beyond glad I grew up when children’s first thoughts on the president (other than Bo) is about how big his ears are.

        • April 25, 2012 at 9:29 am

          Colored is a 60s term! Good grief!

        • 103 anniebella
          April 25, 2012 at 10:04 am

          utaustinliberal, how true, how true. Every person I talk to say the exact same thing, it’s because the President is black. They can’t stand a black man in the White House, unless he’s cooking or cleaning.

        • 104 PoliticalJunkessa
          April 25, 2012 at 10:12 am

          ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

          I think it was a joke, UTAL. Archie and Edith, as in the Bunkers from a 70s show ( I forget the name). ๐Ÿ˜†

        • 107 TrumpDog
          April 25, 2012 at 10:34 am

          Ummm, I’m sure the commentor was being sarcastic – referring to Archie Bunker and Edith….get it?

          • 108 utaustinliberal
            April 25, 2012 at 11:00 am

            Who are Archie and Edith Bunker? PJ said they’re from the 70’s. Were they on a show or something?

      • April 25, 2012 at 9:39 am

        I can just imagine Archie sitting in his chair watching Mitt, with Edith standing beside/behind him. And Meathead (was that what he called the son-in-law watching on, appalled.

      • 111 Hachikล
        April 25, 2012 at 10:01 am

        I had no idea Archie Bunker was still around.

      • April 25, 2012 at 10:08 am

        Do they mean Edith and Archie Bunker?

        • 116 TrumpDog
          April 25, 2012 at 10:34 am

          Yes. The commentor was being sarcastic.

        • 117 vcprezofan2
          April 25, 2012 at 8:26 pm

          I’ve been offline all this time so missed this little dialogue. I personally THOUGHT, if legit, the commentor assigned those well-known names to his/her neighbours because their comments was a direct reflection of the TV characters’ personalities and thus readily identified the neighbours.

      • 118 Cha
        April 25, 2012 at 4:36 pm

        Willard Zombey is F00GIN’ UGLY…Poor Things..they must have such ugly bars to compare him to.

  33. 119 NurseShar
    April 25, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Morning folks! Awesome appearance by the President, he’s so damn likable, so comfortable. I can’t imagine Willard in any setting coming off so comfortable. Not even with his richie rich friends.

  34. 120 hopefruit2
    April 25, 2012 at 8:45 am

  35. 121 amk for obama
    April 25, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I love it how PBO stole mittbot’s thunder on a day that is to be the clowning day of his nomination.

    • April 25, 2012 at 9:42 am

      He’s been doing that regularly. Love it! Mitt was bookmarked by a couple of love-fests for Pres. Obama — and Pres. Obama being his BarackNess Monster-self!!

      • 123 Debz
        April 25, 2012 at 10:35 am

        POTUS has been stealing Willard’s thunder each primary day and last night was the best. PBO took away from Mitt’s big GE roll out, I love it.

  36. 124 utaustinliberal
    April 25, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Colbert proves once again why he’s so freaking brilliant. ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. April 25, 2012 at 8:53 am

    โ€œMitt Romney. He made millions off of companies that went bankrupt while workers lost promised health and retirement benefits.

    โ€œHis own tax return from last year reveals he made $21 million, yet paid a lower tax rate than many middle-class families.

    โ€œNow Romneyโ€™s proposing a huge new $150,000 tax cut for the wealthiest 1 percent, while cutting Medicare and education for us.

    โ€œMitt Romney. If he wins, we lose.โ€


  38. 126 hopefruit2
    April 25, 2012 at 8:53 am

    You won’t EVER ever hear this from the likes of MSNBC or anyone in the cable news MSM:

    // In Connecticut, 33 percent of Republicans rejected Romney.
    In Rhode Island, 37 percent of Republicans rejected Romney.
    In New York, 40 percent of Republicans rejected Romney.
    In Delaware, 43 percent of Republicans rejected Romney.
    In Pennsylvania, 43 percent of Republicans rejected Romney. //


  39. 127 amk for obama
    April 25, 2012 at 9:02 am

    So Chips, you out of your Blues yet ? They still can’t hack epl. So take heart.

    Of course, man u can’t either. But that’s for another day.

    • 128 utaustinliberal
      April 25, 2012 at 9:47 am

      Don’t be jealous because Chelsea ROCKS! Amk. I’m sure whatever team you support SUCCCCCCCCCKS! Chelsea would kick their asses any day any time. Who’s going to the Champions League again? Who? Who? Oh yeah….that’s right…. it’s CHELSEA!!!!!

      Goooooooooo BLUE!!!!!!

      • 129 amk for obama
        April 25, 2012 at 9:57 am

        6th place in their own league ? Tch, tch, tch./ smh

        • 130 utaustinliberal
          April 25, 2012 at 10:05 am

          Who’s going to the Champions League? Who? Who? Who? Oh yeah…that’s right…..it’s CHELSEA! Why? Because we kick ass. Woot! Woot!

          • 131 amk for obama
            April 25, 2012 at 10:11 am

            Premature celebrations. Typical blue. Still got to win it, remember ? And you still got the other spanish fly (hopefully) in your champagne to get rid off, before you get to drink it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. April 25, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Associated Press
    Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012

    WASHINGTON โ€” A Democratic super PAC backing President Barack Obamaโ€™s re-election and an environmental group are airing $1 million in advertising in Colorado and Nevada seeking to tie Mitt Romney to oil companies.

    The ad by Priorities USA Action and the League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund casts the likely Republican presidential nominee as the โ€œ$200 million man,โ€ accusing Romney of supporting oil industry profits and tax breaks. It asserts that Romney is โ€œin the tank for big oil.โ€

    Priorities USA Action is a super PAC founded by two former Obama White House aides. It has struggled in fundraising compared with Republican-leaning super PACs like American Crossroads and its nonprofit arm, Crossroads GPS, which have raised $100 million this election cycle.

    Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

    Super PAC attacks!

  41. 133 jackiegrumbacher
    April 25, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Yardarm, Happy Birthday and have a great, great day. I’m taking the day off to celebrate both anniversary and upcoming birthday. See you all. Time to recharge worn out batteries.

    • 134 sjterrid
      April 25, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      Happy anniversary and Happy Birthday, Jackie. My sister’s Anniversary was April 19th and her birthday was April 22.

  42. 135 globalcitizenlinda
    April 25, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Happy Birthday Yardman!! Many you have many, many, many more!

  43. 136 Esmerelda
    April 25, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Ann Romney: “I love the fact that there are also women out there that don’t have a choice, that they must go to work and they still have to raise the kids,” Romney said. “Sometimes life isn’t easy for any of us.” http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Ann-Romney-says-she-can-relate-to-juggling-act-of-3504329.php#photo-2852359

    Is she expressing happiness for people’s misfortunes?

    • 137 miss pat
      April 25, 2012 at 11:17 am

      Yep. The dizzy broad has no clue. Trying to show empathy and came off looking like a fool. Forget sympathy, she was in the back row when God was giving that out. Whew!

  44. 138 amk for obama
    April 25, 2012 at 9:22 am

  45. April 25, 2012 at 9:26 am

    So…, that College Girl was making her rounds on Morning tv. You know, the one that allegedly spilled yogurt on POTUS.
    She said, it was not me, it was the Paparazzi.
    You see, she explains( in her College way, with and Like…), that the SS made her and friends put down on the ground her yogurt, as POTUS came close to her in the Ropeline.
    And like, then, The President came close and like, OMG I touched him. And like I noticed something out of the corner of my eye that the President had to like wipe something off his Shoes.
    And like, People started telling me the News told me it was me, and like I said no way, it was the Paparazzi, they knocked it over when the President got close…
    And like…
    On every channel… LOL!

    • 140 amk for obama
      April 25, 2012 at 9:32 am

      lmao jovie @ your likes.

    • April 25, 2012 at 9:36 am

      Noticed that too—-one of the lead stories on the Today Show. Out of all the beautiful, key—-and hilarious– moments from President Obama’s appearances yesterday, our slipshod news media plucks this little ditty to feature—–yogurt parfait-gate. No wonder we have so many dummies in this country—–excuse me, I mean “low information” people.

    • 142 hopefruit2
      April 25, 2012 at 9:45 am

      First of all, she should be ashamed of herself for going on TV and sounding more like a Junior HS kid from Nickelodeon than a college student who should be more concerned about student loans, jobs, the economy right now, and how the President’s message resonates with her as a college student.

    • April 25, 2012 at 9:52 am

      I’d probably have sounded like a kindergartener if I had been close enough to spill yogurt on him. Actually, I would have been busy licking it off in the most effective way possible. #secretservicewouldhaveblushed

    • April 25, 2012 at 10:11 am

      She was doing interviews? oh FFS!

      • April 25, 2012 at 10:31 am

        I saw her interviews, none of which she sought out, they came to her. She didn’t do any of the valley girl talk that I heard. Even PBO had fun with it. Why are we denigrating a young PBO voter on this site. She did nothing wrong and she handled herself very well. Check out the clips, she was as intelligent as anyone who’s been interviewed.

    • 151 miss pat
      April 25, 2012 at 11:27 am

      College girl talking like that? For real? So she is famous now, huh? Thats all the nutty journalists got from the President’s visit? Bunch of ass*****.

  46. 152 sherijr
    April 25, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Oh that was just fun & hysterical.. and POTUS drops the mic.. what a character our President is, he’s just so well rounded.. and that Jimmy Fallon is a cutie too. Loved the whole thing.

  47. 156 LOL
    April 25, 2012 at 9:30 am

    National Journal poll: The Prez by 8…ANNRomneymentum For the Win!!!


  48. 157 desertflower
    April 25, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Morning! Happy Birthday, yardarm!!!! My favorite sailor on the webs:) (The real favorite is my husband, sorry!) Have a great day today…if you’re good, Chips will bake a special cake for you!

    Fallon’s show was awesome! PBO has such a dry wit, and his comedic timing is impeccable! I loved the entire thing! How is it possible to love this man more and more everyday? I always think that I can’t possibly adore him more…then, BAM! I love him more.Amazing!

  49. April 25, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Great getting up day TODies, especially since it’s Yardman’s birthday!!! Well, I missed PBO on Kimmel last nite and won’t be able to watch the clips until this evening. From the comments, it looks like PBO must have thought I was watching. Oh well, I don’t mind if others enjoy his fine self when I’m not around.

  50. 159 desertflower
    April 25, 2012 at 9:35 am

    This is a surprise (NOT) http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/national/arizona-ranks-low-in-most-peaceful-state-survey

    On a good note, hachiko is in a peaceful place, and I want to move to Cambridge, MA ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. 160 Pamela
    April 25, 2012 at 9:37 am

    CHIPSTICKS! you are a wonder, girl! Putting up all these incredible YouTube vids to start our day, ALL THE WHILE building this incredible vessel for YARDARM to take us all for a little cruise on his BIRTHDAY! Happy Hapy Burthday to you, Comnander! All Aboard! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  52. 161 utaustinliberal
    April 25, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Chuck Todd is an asshole. GWB went on numerous campaign fundraisers during official trips and Chuck Todd never asked who footed the bills. Now he’s asking Stephanie Cutter who’s paying for Pres. Obama’s trips to go speak to students about student loan rates and why is he doing holding campaign fundraisers. The GOP shilling is so obvious.

    • 162 hopefruit2
      April 25, 2012 at 9:42 am

      Mark Knoller has been on the same topic all morning. They are just MAD that PBO is bypassing their stupid dishonest shillery and is very effective at reaching the American people. Tell Chuck Todd I said GO TO HELL!

    • April 25, 2012 at 9:45 am

      Roves emails. The Campaign pays for first class tickets on any airline, as the price they pay for AF-1.
      Chuck Todd knows this, he is trying to embarass the President and stop him from doing this…
      Did Stephanie put him in his place?

  53. 165 Squarepeg
    April 25, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Oh man, that slow jam the news was great. When he dropped the mic lol btw PBO mentioned Key & Peele you guys should watch that on comedy central it’s really funny

  54. 166 vcprezofan2
    April 25, 2012 at 9:38 am

    If you haven’t yet read Deeniac’s piece from yesterday afternoon, here you go! Good stuff!

    ‘It seems that the Obama campaign has fooled the Republicans once again: everyone thought that the president’s campaign would wrap Romney with the flip-flopper cloth, but it appears that they are actually following the strategy of not letting Romney out of the radical right corner he’s backed himself into’


  55. April 25, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Apr 25, 2012 01:08 AM
    The stateโ€™s largest privately-owned solar energy park will soon be generating power.

    Gov. Deval Patrick on Wednesday is scheduled to ceremonially flip the switch for the 4.5 megawatt facility on a 22-acre site in Westford.

    The $23 million complex, with 14,000 solar panels, was built by Cathartes Private Investments and will be operated by the solar power company Nexamp. The project received a $5.8 million grant from Massachusetts as part of the stateโ€™s Green Communities Act.

    Power generated by the facility will be used by the University of Massachusetts campus in Lowell.

    Boston Globe-

  56. April 25, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Good morning, TODville! Another great morning to be a Democrat!!


    And a mighty Happy Birthday to our yardarm!! Very best wish to you for hideous of love, cake and celebration, matey!! {{cue streamers, confetti, champagne, music, foghorns}}

  57. April 25, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Apologies if this has already been posted:

    Ready for the Fight: Rolling Stone Interview with Barack Obama
    The president discusses his job, the opposition and the coming campaign


  58. 170 utaustinliberal
    April 25, 2012 at 9:49 am

  59. 171 Ladyhawke
    April 25, 2012 at 9:50 am


    Big Night

    By Charles P. Pierce – MANCHESTER, N.H.


    The naked lack of shame about the whole speech was the only real story of the night. The notion of Willard Romney, Champion Of The Proletariat is so utterly preposterous that it fairly cried out for coverage. But the speech was well-crafted and delivered with something approaching actual gusto, so that, apparently, was enough for now,

    He’s getting better at being shameless. Believe that. In retrospect, it’s hard to believe anyone ever took seriously the notion that Romney was not inevitable. He is, after all, the Inevitable Man. His whole life has been inevitable. It was inevitable that he would go to Harvard and that he would be rich. (Last night, the best he could do for an up-from-the-land tale, if you didn’t count the underdog saga of Bain Capital, was talking about how his father once sold paint out of the trunk of a car. Yes, and Jack Kennedy’s grandfather once made barrels and ran a saloon. What precisely is your point?) It was inevitable that he would one day run for office. His campaign for governor of Massachusetts was inevitable as soon as he shoved the incumbent incompetent, Jane Swift, out of the way, which happened about 30 seconds after he moved back into the state. The last campaign was inevitable and, because it failed, this campaign was inevitable, no matter what he and Ann talked about in one of their several living rooms a little more than a year ago. If he’s good at one thing, Willard Romney is good at being inevitable.



  60. 172 bizgirl
    April 25, 2012 at 9:54 am

    He is a charmer. Ooohhhhh Yeahhhh! Nice chuckle to start the day!

  61. April 25, 2012 at 9:56 am

    So…, Rubio has a biography coming out next month, apparently, his Grandfater was deported.
    And this is supposed to connect him with the Hispanic population???
    I need a early morning drink!

  62. 174 nintendowii10
    April 25, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Did the President do so well last night that HuffyFluffy HAD to find something negative to print about him? They have some headline (which I REFUSE to click) that says YOUNG VOTERS are shifting AWAY from the President according to some random poll. Yeah right, like they’re going to vote for the Republicans, who want their interest rates on their student loans to go up, or for Ron Paul who wants to ban education all together? It’s a shame how far up the asses of the Republicans our media is, and yet we have Limbaugh and the hard right sniveling about “the liberal media.”

  63. 177 desertflower
    April 25, 2012 at 10:01 am


    Immigration albatross for Romney. GOOD! And Russell Pearce, you POS, go fuck yourself! There. I feel much better now:)

  64. April 25, 2012 at 10:04 am

    From Politico

    “A forthcoming biography of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who is described by author Manuel Roig-Franzia as a โ€œpolitician who built a political identity on his family story,โ€ reveals an immigration hell for Rubioโ€™s Cuban-born maternal grandfather, who was ordered deported from Florida because he flew in from Cuba without a visa, a decade before Rubioโ€™s birth.”

    Oh dear, doesn’t that make old Marco an illegal at worst and an anchor baby at best? Makes you wanna go hmmmm.

  65. 180 desertflower
    April 25, 2012 at 10:05 am

    TPM says that Newt is suspending his campaign next week. Next week????? Like waiting until then will make a difference? WTH? He’s so full of himself. He’ll probably go on a bender and charge up some more shit at Tiffany’s…..

  66. April 25, 2012 at 10:09 am

  67. 182 jacquelineoboomer
    April 25, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Chipsticks’ birthday fete might be curtailed
    And our birthday taunts might be derailed
    If Yardarm thinks he has other places to be
    Or wonders if we’d remember @ TOD
    (The dumbass ~ that ship’s already sailed)

  68. 186 desertflower
    April 25, 2012 at 10:12 am

    This is great….MItt on his student loans stance (s)….

  69. 187 PoliticalJunkessa
    April 25, 2012 at 10:15 am


  70. 188 sabreen60
    April 25, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Happy Birthday Yardarm!!! Smooth sailing ๐Ÿ˜€

    • 191 Cha
      April 25, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      Thanks nintendow..I really enjoyed hearing Sandra Fluke..I thought her name was pronounced Fluke as in a Lucky fluke? I muted most of limbaugh out. Good on LO’D for having her on. limbaugh is only helping our Cause. LOL.

  71. 192 PhillyinJA
    April 25, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Hello All! Can you guys believe I fell asleep? I am so upset with myself. I ended up bawling at 2 a.m. this morning cause I missed it.

  72. 195 desertflower
    April 25, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Charles Pierce is awesome. “I’m Mitt Romney, bitches, and I’m all you’ve got.” Collection of Romney thoughts (and I use that term loosely!)


    I’m Mitt Romney, bitches, and I’m all you got left.
    God, you people are saps. You didn’t see this coming? I pandered and I pandered, and then, every night, I went back to my hotel room, stuck my fingers down my throat, and then had a good laugh. You think that whole “Etch-a-Sketch” thing was a staff blunder? Honkies, please. Could I have signaled more clearly that your audience with me was over? Smedley? Show these lovely people waving their Bibles and their rubber fetuses the door, will you? Lovely to have met you. Really. We must do this again some time. Say, if we’re all really lucky, and I’ve always been luckier than you poor deluded hayshakers, maybe the summer of 2015? It’s a date. We have a lovely parting gift for you.


    • 196 mtmarilyn
      April 25, 2012 at 10:37 am

      Good morning DF!!! It’s a beautiful morning here. Have been doing lots of tweeting of all your links. Keep finding those great gems.

      Happy Birthday Yardarm!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day! Can’t wait to read all your replies!!!!

      Good morning Chips and all of TODville!

      • 197 desertflower
        April 25, 2012 at 10:48 am

        Morning, Mom Marilyn! Cloudy here so my lifeguard daughter woke up singing the praises of clouds:) Little things:) Thanks for passing along all those links! Hope all is well…and enjoy your glorious day!

    • 198 Cha
      April 25, 2012 at 5:12 pm


  73. 199 sabreen60
    April 25, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Remember President Obama saying he liked “Luther” from Comedy Central who translates what PBO would like to say? I believe it’s the 3rd video down.

  74. April 25, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Hally Birthday, Yardarm!

    Chips, Thanks for the Jimmy Fallon clips ๐Ÿ™‚

  75. 206 amk for obama
    April 25, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Now the first thing to note is that the US has recovered WAY better than either the Eurozone or the UK. So if you think Obama has been a disaster, you might first acknowledge that the US has performed better than all its major Western peers.

    But beyond that, check out the UK line. The UK was recovering on a fine trajectory right up until early 2010, at which point UK growth hit a brick wall.

    What happened in 2010? That’s when conservative David Cameron came to power with an agenda of reigning in the debt. Sound familiar?

    Basically we have a life test of a country that wants to do what conservatives in the US want to do: reduce national debt.

    Doing so is a growth disaster.

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-us-vs-uk-growth-2012-4#ixzz1t3x8Z59a

  76. April 25, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Happy Birthday, Yardarm! Ships ahoy (or is that Chips ahoy?).

  77. 212 GGail
    April 25, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I hope you’re enjoying the day with your kids and family.

    Good west coast morning Chipsticks!
    Thanks for the repost of the great night Jimmy Fallon & The Roots had with President Obama – it was on JAM!!!!!

    Good west coast morning TOD family!!!

    • 213 AnitaW
      April 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      That was so cute. Just watched the slow jam and I think that becomes an instant classic. And drops the ‘mike’.

  78. 215 overseasgranny
    April 25, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Fracois Hollande is pushing for a renegotiation of the European Fiscal Compact, or a new treaty all together. The Fiscal Compact may have just died a quick death without Ireland getting a chance to kill it off. Viva la France!

  79. 216 amk for obama
    April 25, 2012 at 10:47 am

    • 217 desertflower
      April 25, 2012 at 10:51 am

      ๐Ÿ™‚ We need this back in capable hands!!!

    • 218 Linda
      April 25, 2012 at 11:00 am

      I sure hope he is right…..When Chris VanHollan had that job…he said the Dems would hold the house in 2010.

      • 219 Liberal Librarian
        April 25, 2012 at 12:23 pm

        Well, Boehner went on Fox yesterday or the day before saying that “50” of his caucus were in tough races. Maybe he did it just to gin up donations, but the fact that he felt the need to say that at all indicates that the GOP’s position is not that strong.

  80. 220 Linda
    April 25, 2012 at 11:05 am

    HuffPuff’s Server crashed….


    Probably all those nasty right wing comments.

  81. April 25, 2012 at 11:06 am

    President Obama cast the Republican Party as out of touch with the country in a wide-ranging interview with Rolling Stone magazine.

    Obama sought to portray the GOP and its presumptive presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, as staunchly conservative, saying a profound shift in the Republican Party would provide voters with the sharpest contrast between candidates in a generation.

    โ€œYou have a Republican Party and a presumptive Republican nominee that believes in drastically rolling back environmental regulations, that believes in drastically rolling back collective-bargaining rights, that believes in an approach to deficit reduction in which taxes are cut further for the wealthiest Americans, and spending cuts are entirely borne by things like education or basic research or care for the vulnerable,โ€ Obama said in the interview released Wednesday. โ€œAll this will be presumably written into their platform and reflected in their convention.โ€


    • April 25, 2012 at 11:38 am

      I love the use of the word drastic. I think you will hear that word a lot. Radical is what it actually is, but that word would probably not have the same resonance.

  82. 224 amk for obama
    April 25, 2012 at 11:29 am

  83. April 25, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Rubio Gets Threats, Police Protection

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio received threats that police believe warrant protection in both Washington, D.C. and at his home in West Miami, reports the Miami Herald.


    • 226 amk for obama
      April 25, 2012 at 11:59 am

      Typical rethuglican scare mongering ‘orange alert’. Remember ‘that bullet’ in cantor’s office ? Although it’s ironic that this nra ass nibbling cons are afraid of one single bullet.

    • 227 miss pat
      April 25, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      A lie, nothing no go so! Translated: It is not true. Never haoppened. Who would threathen him. Democrats? No, we have better things to do with our time.

  84. 228 Tally
    April 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Yardarm!!!

    • April 25, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      Happy Birthday Yardarm on your special day!!!! May you enjoy some smooth jazz and relax and have a beautiful celebration. You are a beautiful soul. Give your day your all, sir. HZ

  85. 230 nospin
    April 25, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Happy Birthday dear Yardarrmmmmmmm! Haaapppyyyy Birrrttthhhdddaaayyyyy tooooo



    And many more

  86. 231 sjterrid
    April 25, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Happy birthday, Yardam I hope you have a great day!
    You were really missed.

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