145 Responses to “Catching up….”

  1. April 30, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    first by a lurker?

  2. 8 SueBee
    April 30, 2012 at 6:07 pm


  3. 9 Ceb
    April 30, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Hello Bach. You are no. 1! Congrats

  4. 10 yardarm756
    April 30, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Do you get anything for third?

  5. 21 K12
    April 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm


    Long time lurker who loves the site/blog…
    I have my DVR set to record/note any instances of “Obama”, lol… and noticed that Auma Obama was on the Today Show this morning. Sorry if this has already been posted, but here is the link to the interview…. (I didn’t see it posted anywhere)


    back to lurking… 🙂

    • April 30, 2012 at 6:37 pm

      Thank you! This was a sweet segment 🙂

    • 23 Pamela
      April 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      Hi, K12, your lurking days are over now! I’m sorry I missed the interview with Auma Obama; my copy of her book arrived in Saturday’s mail, but I haven’t had time to read it yet! It looks good, I like the title.

      • 24 HZ
        April 30, 2012 at 8:46 pm

        Hi Pamela. Hope all is going well with you. I just received my copy a few days ago. Reading now. Should be a good read. Dr. Auma Obama is another brilliant one in this family. Looking forward to my read as well. Take care of yourself and your dear little lady.HZ

        • 25 Pamela
          April 30, 2012 at 9:32 pm

          Love you, HZ, thank you for the word! I am finally home, someone is purring in my lap, dinner is delicious, and TOD holds my attention, gratefully for the duration! You take good care of yourself, too, and keep on keepin’ on! {{{{{{{{{{xo}}}}}}}}}}

  6. 26 LOL
    April 30, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Boom Goes the Dynamite…………………

  7. 30 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    April 30, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    These $$$ flow to businesses and individuals who will certainly spend it. Just in time for back to school, as well, and 2 months before the election 🙂

    Multiple other recipients in my TL 😉


  8. 31 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    April 30, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Very important essay by LL at TPV – “Obama and the politics of humanity”


    Shout-out on Twitter for him:


    Yes We Can … DO More Together

  9. 37 Obama Grandmama
    April 30, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Just logged on and didn’t take the time to read the yahoo article with the headline proclaiming Chris Christie may be the VP candidate. It sounded like it was from CC himself. Anyone read it or know what this is about?

  10. 42 LOL
    April 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Interesting, Willard will be campaigning with 9/11 Gulianni tomorrow in NY with a bunch of firefighters. But, the Obama admin is the one politicizing 9/11.

  11. 48 jacquelineoboomer
    April 30, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    That was a very CHEAP SHOT getting an email from the campaign with the subject line “Congrats.” Winning a chance to have dinner with Barack and George is no laughing matter, PEOPLE. (Although I must say if I had wanted an adrenaline kick, that woulda been a nice one.) I’m watching you, Ann Marie Habershaw, whoever the HELL you are! 🙂

  12. 52 yardarm756
    April 30, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Repost from earlier thread. Wanted to make sure everyone saw it. 😀

    • 53 sherijr
      April 30, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      oh I love the heck outta that.. I’m going to have to play it again a few times and dance along 🙂

    • 54 aquagranny911
      April 30, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      I so love this! Hubby & I recently got into line dancing because we saw a clip of “Line Dancers For Obama” on utube & totally wanted to learn. We love dancing. This is a great share, thanks!

  13. 55 Jenny
    April 30, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Matthews is on FIRE

    • 56 Ladyhawke
      April 30, 2012 at 7:13 pm


      I’m so glad Tweety has David Corn author of “Showdown” on to discuss the OBL raid and the hysteria over the ad. He apparently has an entire chapter on exactly what transpired. This segment is really good. Bush in the flight suit is just devastating.

    • 57 Cha
      April 30, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      So good to see! Right when it’s mega essential! Bet the gop hate him for this.

  14. 58 kasai
    April 30, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Thank you Yardarm…This is so cool:-) you got me dancing…heheheh

  15. 59 lisalovesobama
    April 30, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    gonna watch Tweety on the re-run.

    • 60 Liberal Librarian
      April 30, 2012 at 7:02 pm

      I’ll have to catch him on the MSNBC site. If we can get one of the major media outlets more or less firmly on our side, then our job may be just a bit easier.

      • 61 lisalovesobama
        April 30, 2012 at 7:22 pm

        Oh you should see his first segment. You can see he’s disgusted by Willard! Good.

        • 62 Liberal Librarian
          April 30, 2012 at 7:24 pm

          I really wonder if the PTB at MSNBC are giving their hosts free rein to unleash Hell on Mittens and the GOP.

          • 63 lisalovesobama
            April 30, 2012 at 7:28 pm

            who the hell knows with those craven psychos? Just glad Tweety’s finally calling out that asshat who thinks he can sniff Bo’s tail much less lick PBO’s boots.

  16. 64 lisalovesobama
    April 30, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    On Willard basically saying the order on OBL, Tweety: “he doesn’t know what he’s taking about.”
    OMG!!!!! Tweety really riled by Willard!!! Wow. He’s really disgusted by Willard.

  17. 71 criquet
    April 30, 2012 at 7:15 pm

  18. 72 lisalovesobama
    April 30, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    O/T: McRaven at WHCD?
    hey, did I see McRaven at the WHCD on saturday night? I could swear I saw a guy in the Navy brass uniform with all the medals. I thought it was him but I didn’t take a very good look. But I figured it was him cause I red an article that said that there is mutual respect between him and PBO and that PBO trusts him alot and has therefore given JSOC a lot of latitude in terms of jurisdiction and money, which I support 1000%

    • 73 theo67
      April 30, 2012 at 7:40 pm

      I know he was at the WHCD, and so was the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Not sure which one you saw.

      • 74 lisalovesobama
        April 30, 2012 at 7:56 pm

        I definitely saw Marty and Odierno and I thought I also saw McRaven, but I’m not sure.

        • 75 theo67
          April 30, 2012 at 8:02 pm

          Oh – I didn’t see Odierno. I like that they get to go to these events and enjoy themselves, too.

  19. 76 Linda
    April 30, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Chris Matthews is really pissed over Romney’s Jimmy Carter remark.

    • 77 Ladyhawke
      April 30, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Mitt Romney has some serious character flaws. That wisecrack about President Jimmy Carter was obnoxious. I was glad to see that Tweety was just as outraged as I am.

      • 78 criquet
        April 30, 2012 at 8:49 pm

        Well, one wonders how comfortable former President Carter is with Romney now.

      • 79 HZ
        April 30, 2012 at 9:17 pm

        Very serious indeed, Ladyhawke. I think that there is really No core to this man at all. This is a man that I would Never want to be my president.HZ

  20. 80 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 30, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Good evening TOD family. Seems the President has been really busy today, so I have lots of catching up to do.

    Long day for me; attended the homegoing celebration of one of the pillars of my community. I’m feeling a little melancholy because lately, it seems like I attend more homegoing celebrations than birthday celebrations. My maternal family has always been very small; and although we have five living generations, my mother is the last living member of the oldest generation; therefore, the neighbors in my small town are like extended family. Aside from my Mom, this gentleman was one of my biggest cheerleaders. He was an uncle/grandfather, mentor, advisor, and advocate all rolled into one; not only for me, but for everyone in my town. We are going to miss him.

    Ask for prayers and positive energy for his family and our community. Thanks.

    • 81 nospin
      April 30, 2012 at 7:42 pm

      May your spirit be uplifted Alycee. (((((hugs)))))

    • 82 aquagranny911
      April 30, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Alycee, my heart to your heart. I grieve with you & yours. It is so hard to lose our elders especially those who are special in our lives. My most healing thoughts & prayers to you & your community.

    • 83 EDP4BHO
      April 30, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      Prayers for you, alycee. God bless.

    • 86 Pamela
      April 30, 2012 at 9:47 pm

      Blessings, Alycee, my previous reply was lost to WP, I guess, but sending Light and Love to you, and to your dear Friend who now walks in the true Light of Christ. You will see him again. We hold you in our prayers.

  21. April 30, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    (NORTH BEND, Wash.) — Peter Keller spent eight years carving his hole in the side of the mountain, camouflaging the rugged underground bunker with ferns and sticks and stocking it with a generator and ammunition boxes sealed in Ziploc bags. Suspected in the deaths of his wife, daughter and pets last weekend, he headed there prepared for the long haul with high-powered rifles, scope and body armor.

    Seattle-area tactical officers who slogged for hours over dangerously steep, muddy ground to find him were prepared too. They pumped in tear gas, called for him over bullhorns, and, after 22 hours, set off explosives along the top of the bunker Saturday.


    Some scary shit, right there!

  22. 88 Linda
    April 30, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Mitt’s plan was that bin Laden would turn himself in……….kinda like self-deportation.

  23. April 30, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    I see Politico is reporting that PBO’s new ad buy, starting tomorrow, in Ohio, Iowa and Virginia, is titled “Swiss bank accounts”. Looks like it’s on, and it’s about to get a lot more interesting.

    • 91 theo67
      April 30, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      Mitt’s in the big leagues now… I hope he can take it. He’s been lying about the President for months, and now the President gets to answer with the truth. Fun!

    • 93 collegekay
      April 30, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      Yes PBO!

    • 94 jacquelineoboomer
      April 30, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      There will be absolutely no “feeling bad” for Romney in November or before, by just about anybody. I, for one, if the weather’s nice, will be sitting in my backyard toasting marshmallows over the scorched entity that used to be his sorry-assed campaign for the presidency (as if).

      • 95 Liberal Librarian
        April 30, 2012 at 8:22 pm

        And that’s the thing. Romney and his enablers will, no doubt, respond. But all they have to respond with are lies. PBO is going to do exactly what the GOP said he wouldn’t do, which is run on his record. And this isn’t the RW movement of Lee Atwater. Hell, it isn’t even the RW movement of Karl Rove. Obama is not Dukakis; Obama is not Kerry. PBO will eat them for lunch, and do it while minding his table manners.

        • 96 HZ
          April 30, 2012 at 9:49 pm

          Believe me, LL, I think you have stated it righ on. Gloves are on now. Remember, POB has also told us that his stepfather not only taught him how to eat dog, he also taught him how to box. Remember? I hope Mitten is ready for the fight of the century. It is on, Willard Mitten. HZ

  24. April 30, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of Japan wait in the Green Room of the White House before the start of their press conference in the East Room, April 30, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    • 98 collegekay
      April 30, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      oooo my man is sooo grey! lol

      • 99 Cha
        April 30, 2012 at 8:01 pm

        PObama and I are getting gray at the same time..I don’t mind it so much now. lol

      • 100 Cozimfree
        April 30, 2012 at 8:11 pm

        Although he is stil foiinne (fine), aside from the more important things he has to worry about on the second by the second, aside from the fact that the hair coloring comes with the job description, it is almost painful to see him aging so rapidly. I feel bad about being shallow (ok no I don’t) but, MICHELLE, MICHE, MO, GIRLFRIEND, please don’t let your man go out like Morgan Freeman.

        • April 30, 2012 at 9:59 pm

          It will not happen. Our First Lady knows her man and how she will make sure he does not leave the house looking “over the hill.”

          I felt the same way Collegekay and Cha, when I was looking at that photo. I thought, oh look at the years we have put on this wonderful man. But in spite of it all, I do believe that he knows deep within that each grey hair is so special ,because each one stands for the care and compassion he has within his soul. He knows in a sacred way that he has and will stay true to his core., and in doing that he will gladly wear that head of greys graciously knowing that he has touched the world with the truth, courage, faith, hope, joy, and love of helping move his nation and the world into a “space of the better angels” of this world.HZ

    • 102 isonprize
      April 30, 2012 at 8:02 pm

      How cool is it that I can show my son that we have stood right there, RIGHT THERE, in the green room, on our tours of the White House. It really is the people’s house. When we were there for the Christmas tours, they had replicas of Bo “hidden” in each room. So much fun to see the history of the White House, but also have a bit of whimsy mixed in for the kids (and the some adults…… ahem..)

      • 103 theo67
        April 30, 2012 at 8:06 pm

        It’s pretty awesome. When I went to Washington and toured the Capitol, I kept remembering things about the inauguration, like the room where they had the luncheon, etc.

        • 104 isonprize
          April 30, 2012 at 8:09 pm

          Theo. exactly!!! I have pictures of us standing on the steps of the White House where they receive dignitaries getting out of limousines! That’s one of the other things that makes RWNJs heads explode. They don’t think PBO and his administration deserve ‘all of the trappings’ of being President.

          • 105 theo67
            May 1, 2012 at 1:57 am

            He deserves every little bit of the trappings, and so much more. He’s bigger than the Office.

      • 106 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        April 30, 2012 at 8:59 pm

        Ison — you are giving your son opportunities and memories that will last a lifetime. Other than the “standard” WH tour and the Egg Roll, no modern President prior to POTUS & FLOTUS Obama have made events at the WH so accessible to “We, the People.” If you weren’t connected, you didn’t get into special events. Because of my job, I was able to get my kids a “front seat” to history, I was also able to get a bus-load of kids from my hometown into a few things; they remember and cherish those memories.

  25. April 30, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    You guys know Tweety was one of Jimmy Carter’s speechwriters right?
    Also James Fallows, another Carter admin guy, was not too happy either

  26. April 30, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    The Presidents Jewish Support rises-


    Its funny- Jewish support Up, AA support up, Hispanic support Up, Women support up, but yet Gallup has Robney ahead today.

  27. April 30, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    I noticed Tweety said he didn’t have a clue what PBO was referencing in Obama’s WHCD Hockey Mom/Pitbull joke. Isn’t it interesting that everyone here is more up to date and more aware of all the political details than many of those who get paid to expound?

    • 115 isonprize
      April 30, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Dotster, not to mention that the joke had a couple of meanings. If you really think about it, it wasn’t that complimentary to the half-term quitter grifter either…

  28. April 30, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    10:30 AM
    Obama and Biden receive the daily briefing.
    11:00 AM
    Obama meets with senior advisers.
    12:00 PM
    Michelle Obama delivers remarks at a fundraiser in Las Vegas covered by a print pooler.
    1:30 PM
    Michelle Obama speaks to Obama campaign volunteers and supporters from the Las Vegas area.
    3:00 PM
    Carney briefs the press.
    4:30 PM
    Obama and Biden meet with Panetta.

  29. April 30, 2012 at 8:14 pm

  30. April 30, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    • 120 lisalovesobama
      April 30, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      hahahahahhahahahhahahahahhahahhhahahahhahahhahahahahahahhahaahahaha!!!!!! Awesomesauce!!! 😆 😆 😆

    • 121 Cha
      April 30, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      Very Good! bush FAILED, PObama Prevailed, :& mitt’s taking a shit all over it. Ewwww! Too Much Information?

  31. 123 collegekay
    April 30, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Hey everyone, the FEC deadline is tomorrow just in case you haven’t donated and you would like to. 🙂

  32. 125 lisalovesobama
    April 30, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    re: Willard and Jimmy Carter

    Didn’t we all just have a conversation about an interview that Jimmy Carter did in which he said he has no problem (I quote loosely) with a President Willard. Well, Jimmy, this is the thanks you get for your party-blindness (sorta like color-blindness except deals with party). Willard R.Money on okaying the OBL hit, “off course I would have done it, even Jimmy Carter would have said yes.” (not an exact quote)—–Note to Jimmy, that wasn’t a compliment, it was said with a derisive tone. You sleep with dogs, you wake up with fleas.

  33. April 30, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    PORTSMOUTH – Hours before Mitt Romney arrived to give a stump speech at the Portsmouth Fish Pier on Monday, local Democrats gathered at the pier to offer their support for the president.

    Romney was scheduled to campaign alongside New Hampshire senator Kelly Ayotte on Monday, April 30, at the pier and address federal regulations that affect local commercial fishermen.


    Yay, for our Team!

  34. 130 lisalovesobama
    April 30, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Coward Fineman on Ed and said that there are some “dubious claims” in PBO’s 7 minute ad entitled: ‘Forward.’ Fuckwit.

  35. April 30, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Willard campaign reveals bold new campaign strategy—-stealing credit for all good things
    (funny comment—- raise your hand if you’re waiting for Mitt and Rudy to claim they were members of Seal Team 6)


    • 140 Cha
      April 30, 2012 at 11:21 pm


  36. April 30, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Source: Obama ads feature Swiss bank account
    By ALEXANDER BURNS | 4/30/12 7:36 PM EDT
    I reported a short while ago that the Obama campaign is going up with a fresh round of ads tomorrow in Ohio, Iowa and Virginia — three states where the president has been spending time in recent weeks.

    But the plot thickens: one media-tracking source tells me the title of the new commercial is “Swiss Bank Account.”

    An Obama spokesperson declined to confirm the content of the ads, but one would imagine the title’s a reference to Mitt Romney’s Swiss bank account, which he initially failed to report in disclosure forms, and over which Democrats have been criticizing him for months.

    The Obama campaign has bought $458,883 in airtime so far in Ohio, $88,455 in Iowa and $72,845 in Virginia for ads running May 1 to May 7, a buyer source says.

  37. April 30, 2012 at 8:35 pm

  38. 144 sherijr
    April 30, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    In case no one’s linked this yet: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/30/stephen-king-tax-me-for-f-s-sake.html

    Stephen King is FIRED UP about paying more taxes.. refers to Koch brothers as Creepazoids.. very good article.

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