President Obama embraces cancer survivor Suzanne Black who introduced him at a campaign fundraiser at the Paramount Theater in Seattle



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  1. 1 LunarSea
    May 10, 2012 at 7:12 pm


  2. 7 Liberal Librarian
    May 10, 2012 at 7:12 pm


    • May 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      Oh, go on then:


      • 9 Liberal Librarian
        May 10, 2012 at 7:28 pm

        I’ll be wearing my Lampard #8 on the 19th. ๐Ÿ˜€

      • 10 utaustinliberal
        May 10, 2012 at 7:32 pm

        DIDIER DROGBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Hell Yeah! Go Chelsea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Goooooooooooooooooooo BLUE!

        Love my boys!

      • 19 LunarSea
        May 10, 2012 at 7:41 pm

        You guys are just to much.

        Chips don’t ever leave us. Scream, call us names, throw pie in our faces, take away our games, no desert for a week, no cell for a month, disappear with nary a warning….

        but just don’t leave us. ‘K?

        • May 10, 2012 at 8:09 pm

          Well LunarSea, if Liberal Librarian and UT’s beloved Chelsea win the Champions League I will have to shut the blog for a month – I couldn’t cope. ๐Ÿ˜†

          • 21 LunarSea
            May 10, 2012 at 8:21 pm

            Then we won’t let it happen.

            You are allowed to take time off, just be sure to come back. You put smiles on too many face and that’s good medicine you just can’t withhold from us.

            • May 10, 2012 at 8:23 pm

              You’re way too kind LunarSea. No, if Chelsea win I’ll just have to be big about and warmly congratulate LL and UT.

              • 23 LunarSea
                May 10, 2012 at 8:44 pm

                ๐Ÿ˜› You always find the most apropo pics

              • 24 utaustinliberal
                May 10, 2012 at 9:27 pm

                You’d better get ready to see those flying pigs and begin composing your letter of undying love for me, LL, and CHELSEA! Get to work Chips.

                Long Live CHELSEA!

                Long Live BLUE!

            • 25 utaustinliberal
              May 10, 2012 at 9:22 pm

              Uh Uh LunarSea don’t say that about my Chelsea. We are going to win so Chips better be prepared to find a dark corner to weep and weep like Romney on election night.

        • 26 nathkatun7
          May 11, 2012 at 12:58 am

          LunarSea, I am with you 100%! Life would be unbearable without Chips and the TOD family. I was out for almost a month with illness and tragedy in my family. I am just so glad to be back here.

          • 27 HZ
            May 12, 2012 at 1:44 am

            ((((((((((((((((((( Love you nathkatun7))))))))))))))))))))))))) I would not know what to do or where to go without our Chips. I know that Chips is one of my “Special Angels”, that I know for sure. My life is filled with so much that is good about this world because of Chips.HZ

  3. 28 LunarSea
    May 10, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I guess evening is my time of day…

  4. 29 LunarSea
    May 10, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    sorry LL. We can share… A couple plc please ChipsCica

  5. 30 LunarSea
    May 10, 2012 at 7:15 pm


  6. 35 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 10, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Oh my. I ♥ that middle pic (him peeking from the curtain backstage). Excellent photographic work.

    • 36 collegekay
      May 10, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      Omg I didn’t even notice him! Good eyes.

    • May 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      Yeah me too, you should see us play ‘hide behind the curtain’ game when he’s here in Chicago. It’s complicated, and he should know by now that it’s hard to take it on the road.

    • 38 LunarSea
      May 10, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      good catch.

      • 39 HZ
        May 12, 2012 at 2:09 am

        PJ, collegekay, I noticed that immediately as well. I was thinking to myself that he was so into what she was saying and how she was holding up during her introduction. His eyes of compassion, I saw. I also saw thoughts of his mother written all over his face as he looked on. Thinking of her time while she was ill. All of this is so real for this beautiful soul, our wonderful president, POB. It is just so sweet to the spirit, I think.HZ

  7. 40 Bill
    May 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I posted at the end of the last thread that the PBO turncoat, Jamie Dimond, of JP Morgan Chase announced that his bank lost $2 billion trading derivatives in their London office. He said the loses could be bigger. Diamond along with Willard have been complaining about the new banking regulations. This is big.

    • May 10, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      Wow. Just so much karma.

    • 42 hopefruit2
      May 10, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      Are they going to use that excuse to lay off workers while they pocket insane bonuses at the end of the year? I hope not.

      • 43 LunarSea
        May 10, 2012 at 7:31 pm

        probably. It’s their MO

        They will certainly never concede that it was due to the austerity measures they were clamoring to enact here. Thank goodness for PBO and 111 congress (led by Nancy Smash of course) If we had this congress, we would be even worse off given our larger population and housing market.

        • 44 Bill
          May 10, 2012 at 7:43 pm

          LunarSea, I don’t think this was directly tied to the European austerity measures. Much of the international derivative trading is done in London, and these trades were done to hedge the bank’s own trading operations. It is the perfect argument we have been hearing against banks trading their in-house money.

          • 45 LunarSea
            May 10, 2012 at 7:45 pm

            Good to know. Will the new regs that the GOP have been keeping from full enactment shield us from fallout? I know it was designed to but with all the obstruction going on, I’ve lost sight of where things stand now with the wall st regs

  8. May 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Well alrighty then, made it to the new thread in time to be the 4th person to post. congrats on 1st LS.

    • 49 LunarSea
      May 10, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      TY -just got in a little bit ago and am trying to catch up but it’s a futile effort. Luckily from jumping back and forth trying to see what’s new while trying to go over what’s happened today, seems to get me in the right spot for first in the evening.

      Makes missing so much during the day not so bad in the end. LOL

    • 50 LunarSea
      May 10, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      Um glad you found your way more quickly this time. ๐Ÿ˜†

  9. 51 nintendowii10
    May 10, 2012 at 7:19 pm


  10. 55 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 10, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Willard is not ready for this.

    Another vetting article, this time courtesy of our friend Charles Pierce at Esquire:


    This paragraph alone is stellar:

    Nobody who watched him use Massachusetts as a stepladder to where he is today can be surprised that, today, we have two garish examples of the fact that, for all his success in business and his well-manicured family raised on his well-manicured lawns, Romney is essentially an entitled fopdoodle who divides the world into two classes, Himself and The Help, and who is running for president because his golden life has taught him the essential lesson that there is nothing in the world he can’t charm and/or money-whip into his pocket if he really, really wants it.

    Oh yeah, and there’s the little bit about how his son, Tagg, and his wife just had a kid via in vitro fertilization — while Willard is a supporter of those personhood amendments, which would ban such procedures.

    The ugliness runs deep on this guy. Worst candidate ever.

    • 56 TrumpDog
      May 10, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      Oh yeah, and thereโ€™s the little bit about how his son, Tagg, and his wife just had a kid via in vitro fertilization โ€” while Willard is a supporter of those personhood amendments, which would ban such procedures.

      Oh wow.

    • 57 LunarSea
      May 10, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      Well I’m not holding out that all these vile revelations would do much to turn the GOP electorate against him. Whenever I think it should, I remember Scott in FL with biggest Medicare fraud fine at the time being voted in by all those seniors.

      But I’m still full of hope!

      We’ve certainly got our work cut out for us.

      • 58 TrumpDog
        May 10, 2012 at 8:02 pm

        Yeah it probably enhanced him to the GOP Repubs
        But at lease we will stop hearing that nonsense bullshit that he’s a moderate and there’s not a hairs difference between him and Obama.
        The contrast is quite clear.

    • 60 Cha
      May 10, 2012 at 8:41 pm


  11. 61 Melanie
    May 10, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Trending topics on twitter now…Airforce One is trending in the US for the awesome landing and takeoffs clips today that people are posting out of the west coast. Bristol Palin is also trending due to the awesomely stupid comments she made today about Sasha and Malia. smh

  12. 79 Me4obama
    May 10, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    The Romney Gay Bully story was on all the evening news. Welcome to the General Election Willard. You haven’t seen nothing yet.

    • May 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      Yep, the MSM really doesn’t care about who they have in their sights. They are after the most bang for their buck. Once they get you in their sights and it’s a news cycle winner, then tag…you’re it. The brilliance of the PBO campaign is to keep Willard in their sights by a slow leak of stuff Willard has to defend every other day. I’m just wondering why Willard’s campaign has put Anne on mothballs. She sure can’t ever talk about him being wild and crazy again. We know what he calls a barrel of laughs.

      • 81 TrumpDog
        May 10, 2012 at 7:35 pm

        I love that Romney is on defense!

        • 83 LunarSea
          May 10, 2012 at 8:48 pm

          full of bees I hope

          • 84 joanshaw
            May 10, 2012 at 9:45 pm

            Lilacs, huh? I have 70 lilac shrubs on our little farm here. They’re blooming right now, look lovely, smell even lovelier. My husband and kids and I planted them. Some of them are over eight feet tall.All of them are full of blossoms. Thanks for the reminder, Anne or Ann or Whoever. My husband doesn’t have to give me lilacs for mother’s day or my birthday, they’re here already, and so is he — a kinder more gentle man was never born.

            And my husband never led assaults on schoolmates or shouted insults at them. In fact, if it had happened and he had been around, Mitt and his friends would have been the ones assaulted. He was awarded a runner-up as Junior Mr. Utah when he was 17. Ah, halcyon days! He still lists weights, Mitt, but he’s got a bit hairy, and he’s almost 20 years older than you, so just don’t be around when he starts fuming about your “youthful pranks and high jinks”. He tends to forget about being kind and gentle over some things.

            Have any of you compared your husbands or brothers to this bully, Mitt? We’ve all compared him to our greatestPresidentIn70Years, Barack Obama. I can’t believe this loon thinks he can step into Barack’s shoes. He truly does have rocks in his head.

            • 85 Betsy
              May 10, 2012 at 10:42 pm

              Mitt isn’t fit to be in the same room with my husband.

            • 86 a4alice
              May 10, 2012 at 11:14 pm

              love lilacs Joan they are blooming here in MN when I go for a walk I love to linger just a bit by the lilacs as I’m walking by they smell so great. Also Lily of the Valley are blooming right now and I love them too.

        • 87 jackiegrumbacher
          May 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm

          Why do I find this woman so boring. She keeps talking about this mother thing as if she’s the only one who’s ever done it and the only one who found it difficult. I don’t care about her years as a mother anymore than she cares about mine or any other woman in the country. She’s like the person who sits next to you on a plane or a bus and can’t stop talking about themselves and repeating the same things over and over again. Yawn.

          • 88 vcprezofan2
            May 10, 2012 at 10:12 pm

            JG, I so appreciate your comments on this article. Notice I didn`t say anything about it? I read both it and the comments and was not moved in the least. In fact I could see no reason for some of the gushing comments so I figured her writing style was just too brilliant for the likes of me to understand. There was not one part of her ‘mother’ experiences that touched ANYTHING in me, and there was more than one time I felt somewhat critical of her actions/tale. Sorry, but AnnD just isn’t going to make it as my First Lady. I guess I’ve taken a visceral dislike to her much as I did the Princess Diana replacement. She is boring to the max, and the more she tries, the worse she seems IMO!

            • 89 Betsy
              May 10, 2012 at 10:43 pm

              I’m not a fan of Camilla either.

              • 90 vcprezofan2
                May 10, 2012 at 11:14 pm

                There you go, I couldn’t even remember her name, so strong is mt dislike of her! ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • 91 jackiegrumbacher
              May 11, 2012 at 7:41 am

              Nothing’s too brilliant for the likes of you. You’re an insightful writer and I love your posts.

              • 92 vcprezofan2
                May 11, 2012 at 11:52 am

                Ta , JG. It’s ‘fun’ to write on a subject about WHOM I feel very, very strongly. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have NEVER BEFORE met a man like our President whose actions, and people’s reactions, provide a smorgasbord for insight!

          • 93 cindysweatt
            May 11, 2012 at 11:29 am

            She is one big yawn. What did mitt do, go out and hack some stuff out of the yard to give her?

    • 94 PoliticalJunkessa
      May 10, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Good. Willard ain’t ready. Ted Kennedy stomped his ass before, but this is gonna be a whole nutha level.

      I’m gonna stock up on my popcorn, Goobers, sour cream & onion Ridges, chips & guacamole and crudite now. This will be a helluva show.

  13. 96 hopefruit2
    May 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm


  14. 105 hopefruit2
    May 10, 2012 at 7:36 pm

  15. 113 Pamela
    May 10, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Huff huff puff puff, I was still yakking away back there! Here I am now…. Whew!

    • May 10, 2012 at 7:42 pm

      I’m glad it ‘s not just me who does this. Glad you made it over. It took me quite a while longer when it happened to me. I think I was 3 or 4 threads back.

  16. 119 whatisworking
    May 10, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    On the subject of health care

    MAP: Women Would Pay Higher Premiums Than Men If SCOTUS Strikes Down ACA


  17. 120 whatisworking
    May 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    European leaders should read this article

    Study: โ€˜Debt reduces growth, but only because high debt leads to panic and contractionary policiesโ€™


  18. 122 utaustinliberal
    May 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Who’s excited about tonight’s Scandal? WHO’S EXCITED ABOUT TONIGHT’S SCANDAL ON ABC? C’mon people……..I can feel the buzz!

  19. May 10, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    I hope you all got to see Tweety’s Let Me Finish. It’s like he talked from my mouth: This is Barack Obama, that’s the stuff he should do. It’s an awesome piece, try to catch it.

  20. May 10, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Rich Americans/GOP would shit themselves

    • 145 LunarSea
      May 10, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      Shaking in their boots, I’d say. To think of how they fight against 31%, or whatever the hell it is

    • 146 Liberal Librarian
      May 10, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      Well, to be accurate, he’s going to tax 75% on earnings over 1 million euros. But still. London is preparing for an influx of the French rich escaping that evil Socialist.

      • 147 carolyn
        May 10, 2012 at 8:28 pm

        About as soon as the French get to London, Cameron will be unseated and the same thing will happen in England. This will be interesting to watch and see how it shakes out. From what I heard, Cameron is circling the wagons and vowing to stay on the austerity trail. The Brits will be sidetracked for a while with the Queen’s jubilee and the Olympics, but when the party’s over and the special occasion jobs are gone, it could get interesting. From my experience, costs are much higher in London than in Paris. Living is better in Paris.

        • 148 Liberal Librarian
          May 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm

          The key will be if the backbench LibDems revolt. Basically the coalition was forced through by Clegg. A lot of the LibDem backbenchers weren’t too happy, but went along to get a taste of power. Now LibDem poll ratings are in the sewer, they were crushed in the local elections, and will be lucky to even make it into Parliament after the next general. The foot soldiers might look to save their own necks, bring down the govt, and take their chances with new elections after such an act of “bravery”.

      • 149 LunarSea
        May 10, 2012 at 8:30 pm

        Right!? There’s going to be a new class of refugee escaping the horrors of socialism. Do you think they will get a refugee camp going in Piccadilly? I can see it now: Arabian tents with flowing screens of eggshell coloured 400 thread silk, Persian rugs, dining tables with butlers serving Perrier in fluted glasses. They will be living the hard live in refugee camps.

      • 150 itgurl_29
        May 10, 2012 at 8:32 pm

        I’d be running to London as well. 75 percent? That’s just far too much. This is the bad side of socialism that people talk about.

        • 151 Liberal Librarian
          May 10, 2012 at 8:41 pm

          Well, he won’t be able to do anything unless he gets a majority in Parliament with new elections. I believe they’re due later this summer.

        • 152 utaustinliberal
          May 10, 2012 at 8:56 pm

          The tax rate is for people making over 1M Euros a year. The tax rate under Eisenhower was about 70% or so; so this is nothing new. The cost of living in London is higher. If they go to London it won’t help them. They should pay their fair share. The middle and working class can’t be made to shoulder all the burdens. It’s unfair on them.

      • 153 theo67
        May 11, 2012 at 1:16 am

        I have a French friend who was freaking out the night of the election when her worst fears were realized. She is convinced it’s the end of France and her rich family. Claims they’re not really rich, but she grew up in the South of France. I’ve been working to calm her down.

    • 154 utaustinliberal
      May 10, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      Let the poop fest begin……aller!

  21. 155 lisalovesobama
    May 10, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    you know what I’m wondering? “will log cabin repugs really, really and truly vote Willard this fall? I mean seriously, will they?” I can understand giving him lip service, but when they are alone at the ballot box, will they really vote for Willard? I’m pretty sure that many of them weren’t immune to bullying when they were growing up, so I really wanna know.

    • 156 hopefruit2
      May 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      Party trumps principle for the LCRs. They are only interested in LGBT issues to the extent they can try to undermine or embarrass PBO. Their reaction yesterday was evidence of that.

    • 157 LunarSea
      May 10, 2012 at 8:34 pm

      Frankly their reaction to PBO’s comment was the last straw for me. I don’t give a rat’s patoodie how they vote. I don’t think they were ever going to vote dem anyway, so no loss there!

    • 158 utaustinliberal
      May 10, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      Answer: Yes. Yes They will. They voted for GOP in 2010. They’ll do it again. It’s called self loathing and cognitive dissonance.

  22. May 10, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Well, the House passed the Import/export bill and sent it over to Senate.
    Today, Reid brought it up under unanimous consent, where it was summarily blocked by McConnell.

  23. 164 Tally
    May 10, 2012 at 8:22 pm

  24. May 10, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    First Lady Michelle Obama greets guests during a Motherโ€™s Day Tea in the East Room of the White House, May 10, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)

    • May 10, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      That’s Japa12 at age 8.

      How cute are all these kids? I loved her speech. She really went on about her own mom.

      • 169 anniebella
        May 10, 2012 at 8:44 pm

        meta, I loved FLOTUS speech also, the way she talked of her Mother, the way she made people laugh, she just the best. And look at how she is with that little kid. Lovingly, like a Mom.

    • 171 LunarSea
      May 10, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      awwww. Brings to mind the end of the 3 sister gardening clip. She’s sitting crosslegged IN THE MIDDLE of the garden hugging a little girl. Looks like she was comforting her maybe? Anyway the girl looked rejuvenated at the end when she gets up and scampers off.

      The FLOTUS effect

    • May 10, 2012 at 8:43 pm

      She’s a healer, I swear.

  25. May 10, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    President Barack Obama will be back in New York fundraising June 4, returning to a Great White Way venue he visited almost five years ago, this time with former president Bill Clinton in tow. From Capital’s Reid Pillifant:

    The event is titled “Barack on Broadway,” which is recycled from an event Obama did at the same theater in September of 2007.

    It’s a relatively low-dollar affair by fund-raiser standards, with maximum tickets going for $1,000 and discount $100 tickets for “Gen44 Young Professionals.” (The theater seats right around 1,800 people.)

    Obama has reportedly profited from his endorsement of same-sex marriage yesterday, with one local bundler telling me it will be “immeasurably easier” raising money now.

  26. May 10, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Meet the two lucky women who are dining with POTUS and George tonight. Waaaaaaaaaaa.


    • 176 itgurl_29
      May 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      So it’s just two women? Like a double date?!!! Team Obama is so freakin’ smart. Women all across the country are gonna swoon when they see the video of this.

  27. 178 LunarSea
    May 10, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Time to go fix dinner and catch up on videos I missed….L8r

  28. 179 hopefruit2
    May 10, 2012 at 8:40 pm

  29. 180 hopefruit2
    May 10, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    LOL! Ed’s “cellphone questions” are a trip.

    Get your cellphones out folks and text “A” for yes , “B” for no: Do you think the President is a good guy?

  30. May 10, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Including the raffle, tonight total take- 17+ million quid!

  31. May 10, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Either this is her worst joke ever or Sarah Silverman has lost her mind. Not that she’ll get it, but I sent her link to Pres.Obama’s achievement on gay rights. No Sarah, he wasn’t rushed into anything. He’s been doing it for years.


    • 184 Liberal Librarian
      May 10, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      Good lord, where the hell did she get that idea? Stop reading Firedoglake, freaking choad.

      • 185 proudmemberofglobalzero
        May 10, 2012 at 9:07 pm

        She is a comedian. I believe it was in jest! She organized the “Great Schlep”. This was the order for younger Jewish family members, travel to their grand parents house. I am older than Sarah but I did travel to Las Vegas to visit my 80 yrs old parents that wanted Hillary. We had a great weekend together. I “Baracked the Vote” from south Florida to Las Vegas. I passed out stickers all the way there and back.

        • 186 lisalovesobama
          May 10, 2012 at 9:34 pm

          I know about the GS, but it wouldn’t be the first time some hollywood nobody turned on Big O i.e.: Matt Dumbass Damon. I still hate that turd. This morning before I left I was flipping through stations and got to FX where I saw a movie with Meg Ryan as a soldier with Denzel and I watched 10 minutes of it before I realized that that ass was in it too so I flipped it back to Leave It to Beaver.

    • 187 lisalovesobama
      May 10, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      she can’t be for real. did she actually watch the interview? he said that he had already made up his mind, but he was trying to figure out a way to say it without it causing too much of a fuss. where is she getting that “Obama felt ‘rushed'” where is she getting her information?She had no problem supporting him when he was evolving, but now that he’s evolved, she has a problem with the supposed speed at which he backed gay marriage. Plus, he doesn’t have a problem with gay rights, he’s done more to preserve, protect and expand those. He was evolving on gay marriage. This heifer better not play with me. I’m calling some bull. I hope this is her stupid sense of humor and nothing else.

    • 189 lisalovesobama
      May 10, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      what are people saying to her about this on twitter?

    • May 10, 2012 at 9:06 pm

      There was a big article today (I think it was BuzzFeed) about how Hollywood absolutely HATES hates hates PBO. She must have read it and joined in the charade.

      • May 10, 2012 at 9:09 pm

        They are still pushing that lie? Or are there folks mad that Pres.Obama chose to do a big fundraiser with George Clooney and gave him equal billing?

        • May 10, 2012 at 9:57 pm

          No, it was a hatchet job about how very, very, disappointed Hollywood producers, etc, are in him as POTUS. Really over-the-top.

          I just found the article again but I don’t want to link it. It’s at BuzzFeed and it’s called:

          How Barack Obama Lost Hollywood
          Last time they fell in love, volunteered, gave millions, but now โ€œthey hate him.โ€ Can gay pride and a Clooney bash make his star twinkle again?

      • 198 lisalovesobama
        May 10, 2012 at 9:11 pm

        seriously? so how comes they just paid a lotta money to go shmooze with him tonight? I can’t stand hollywood. Especially drive-by politics hollywood:They don’t really know anything about politics, they just latch on to what the new it-thing or it-person is. If this heifer isn’t joking–and this would be a poor joke indeed— then she would prove my point. There should be a sign on the ballot boxes at each polling place from Hollywood to Scranton: “Idiots Need Not Vote.” She can suck it. She isn’t even funny anyway.

        • 199 daisydem
          May 10, 2012 at 10:32 pm

          I love Hollywood and I don’t agree that they know nothing about politics. I don’t understand why something so positive can suddenly become so negative …. innuendos, reading between the lines, hate, hate, hate … I will never make it to November at this rate!

          • 200 lisalovesobama
            May 10, 2012 at 10:38 pm

            it turned negative because Sarah doesn’t know what she’s talking about. If she were paying attention to this administration, she would know it’s the most pro-gay admin ever. She’d also know that PBO has always supported gay rights and even endowing the LGBT population will all the rights associated with marriage, only he didn’t support them using the word marriage as it has a lot of religious and cultural connotations. My mom is the same way. she thinks that the LGBT pop should get all the rights straight committed people have except she doesn’t want them to call it marriage. Sarah Silverman needs to educate herself before she starts lobbing bombs. she only winds up sounding like the biggest idiot alive. which I’m beginning to believe she is. Even Kim K. went all in for PBO’s support of SSM. Kim K of all people!!! Kim K!!!!!

    • 202 anniebella
      May 10, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      Sarah Silverman…Yuck Yuck…Yuck

    • 203 Cha
      May 10, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      You could send her Rachel’s Reaction vid that Chips gave us yesterday. There’s always got to be someone or three who doesn’t keep up but act like they do.

    • 205 Dudette
      May 10, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      Ha! I read that! I think she’d literally punch him in the mouth if he was in the same room. Go Gov. Granholm!

    • 207 magapie
      May 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      GRANHOLM ROCKS! THAT WAS AWESOME!!!! Watch this and ‘Like’ it on Facebook, Share it…SHARE IT! She needs to be in the 2nd term cabinet, methinks….

    • 208 daisydem
      May 10, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      I read this today desertflower. It is awesome. I love her. I remember when our President (as a candidate) spoke in Michigan in 2008 and she was his special guest.

  32. May 10, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    1:15 PM
    Obama departs Los Angeles, California en route Reno, Nevada.
    1:30 PM
    Biden meets with Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain at the White House.
    2:30 PM
    Obama arrives in Reno, Nevada.
    2:50 PM
    Obama meets with a local family.
    3:10 PM
    Obama delivers remarks pushing Congress to act on the ‘To Do List.’
    3:50 PM
    Obama departs Reno, NV en route Joint Base Andrews.
    7:30 PM
    Jill Biden addresses graduates at Southwestern Community College.
    8:10 PM
    Obama arrives Joint Base Andrews.
    8:25 PM
    Obama arrives at the White House.

  33. May 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Oh, by the way, guys… When North Carolina voted on a certain amendment this Tuesday, my county voted Against by 50.8% to 49.2%.

    Our “demographics” are complex — we were one of about three mountain NC counties to go for President Obama in 2008, but are 90+% White, but have a large State University and have so few ethnic minorities in our town because…

    We’re a somewhat secluded town that was a hub in the Underground Railroad. Our local Mennonite church was up to its eyeballs in the abolitionist movement, to the extent that their local branch became African-American. (Owing to the constant influx of people escaping slavery who thought Boone was a great place even if slavery was legal in the state, and a tradition that encouraged people to go and form a new church if the old one got “too large.”) Given that the outlying areas never had many slaves or slave-owners, the land wasn’t great for plantation crops, there were plenty of poor, hard-working White laborers and the county seat was so actively against slavery…

    Well, plantations didn’t exactly take root here. But despite our relative homogeneity, our history is more complex than you might imagine.

      • May 10, 2012 at 10:28 pm

        Could be… ๐Ÿ˜‰

        We’ve been teaching interracial and cultural understanding and unity in the school systems up here for over a decade, and organizing a lot of events that tie into that theme (especially for kids).

        These changes take time, but if you don’t put in the work, and the time, when do really expect to see a payoff?

  34. May 10, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Some real dumb mofos on Twitter tonight. What do you all think of his question? the word DUH? comes to mind.

    • 214 lisalovesobama
      May 10, 2012 at 9:04 pm

      oh, should I expect that the idiot exes will reveal that PBO held down a boy and traumatized him while they were dating PBO? Is that stupid book going to reveal that PBO was cruel to blind teachers and called suspected gays and lesbians nasty names and mocked them with words like “atta girl” to gay boys and “atta boy” to lesbians? OOOOOHHHH!!! I’m shaking in my boots. Fuck off fucker.

    • May 10, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      He’s an odd duck. He posts a lot of tripe and then every now and then he’ll post something that trashes the right. Don’t know what he’s doing. But yeah, DUH. He’s just priming the pump.

    • 224 utaustinliberal
      May 10, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      My response.

      • 225 utaustinliberal
        May 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm

        • May 10, 2012 at 9:29 pm

          • 227 Cha
            May 10, 2012 at 11:21 pm

            Thank, BWD. It must be so excruciating to be a tool of AK’s calibre. You have to pretend you’re as dumb as a f**king rock..he is pretending, isn’t he?

          • 228 joanshaw
            May 10, 2012 at 11:55 pm

            I read the Vanity Fair piece. It seems Maraniss did several critical pieces and a book on Clinton while he was running for office. I never heard of them, didn’t read them, and hadn’t heard about anyone else reading them. I wouldn’t give the man another thought. The “juiciest bits” (supposedly) were included in the review. They sounded pretty tame and pretty much like any college kid’s behavior at that time. The fact that our future president used Brut shaving lotion sounds interesting. He dated a “white girl” for a time — his mother was white Maraniss, did you know that? Sheeze. What a way to earn a living, writing lame “exposes’ of a sitting president.

          • 229 anniebella
            May 11, 2012 at 3:45 am

            Why waste your time with that cheep? Go tweet a dog, or you were, it’s name Andrew Kaczynski.

    • 230 57andfemale
      May 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      I just tweeted a piece of my mind to this asshat.

    • 231 amk for obama
      May 10, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    • 232 Cha
      May 10, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      WHO WOULDN’T BE CRITICAL OF A VICIOUS BULLY, ANDREW? PObama is in a whole other league than mitt, the sociopathc, pathological Liar, mitt romeny.

  35. May 10, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Sarah Silverman is probably reacting to that crazy Ny Times story just published, Biden apologizes to Obama.
    Now, how in the Hell does this get leaked to the Ny Times?

    • 234 lisalovesobama
      May 10, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      Tweety even briefly mentioned it today on his show in between lambasting Willard. Which dumbass in the WH leaked that bit of info? Either way, I don’t see what the big deal was. It was PBO’s choice to make when he wanted to voice his opinion. Much as I love Joe, his comments started an unnecessary shit storm, so yes, he apologized as he should. Whoever the idiot was who leaked it should be fired. I’m sick of these leaks. Everybody in the WH should be made to sign confidentiality contracts that can only be broken when they no longer work in the WH.

      • May 10, 2012 at 9:26 pm

        The wh does have a few Moles! This has happened consistently for past 3 1/2 years.
        Do Republicans from past administration still work there?

        • 236 yardarm756
          May 10, 2012 at 10:32 pm

          No big deal. If stuff like this keeps happening the rethugs can not control the narratives. They can go wipe their butts with their talking points(TP). ๐Ÿ˜†

  36. 237 kasai
    May 10, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    President Obama Arrives in LA…Live Video


  37. 243 57andfemale
    May 10, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Oh my effing God. Rachel is talking about incoherence from Republicans : Sarah Palin, McCain…. Rachel said that McCain sounded like “Miss Teen Usa South Carolina”. I’m wheezing from laughing so hard.

  38. 244 kasai
    May 10, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Security is Tight!!

  39. 245 kasai
    May 10, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Here He Comes ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. 247 kasai
    May 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Landed!!! Yayyyyyyyyy Welcome To LA!!! His Excellency!!!

  41. 249 Dudette
    May 10, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Big Chief has landed!!!

  42. 250 Dudette
    May 10, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Who’s the guy who shook his hand at the bottom of the stairs?

  43. May 10, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I bet Clooney is excited to have PBO, especially tonight. How incredibly AWESOME.

  44. 252 utaustinliberal
    May 10, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Jodi Kantor is such a hypocrite. She’s trying to play the false equivalency game regarding Romney’s assault on a gay student.

  45. May 10, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    The United States launched airstrikes in Yemen on Thursday that killed as many as seven militants, the second American missile attack in the country since the CIA and other spy agencies disrupted an al-Qaeda airline bomb plot, U.S. officials said.

    The strike came as new details surfaced about the foiling of the plot, including the disclosure that the operative who posed as a willing suicide bomber and later turned the device over to authorities was a British citizen, according to Western officials.

    The operativeโ€™s background as a Saudi with a British passport helps to explain why he may have been selected by al-Qaedaโ€™s affiliate in Yemen to smuggle an advanced explosive onto a U.S.-bound flight. In reality, officials said, the operative was working as part of an elaborate espionage mission directed by the CIA and its Saudi counterpart.

    The CIA declined to comment on any aspect of the mission or the airstrike. But officials confirmed details about the operativeโ€™s background, including that he held a British passport, and did not dispute accounts in the British press about his recruitment by MI5, that countryโ€™s equivalent of the FBI.


    • 258 amk for obama
      May 10, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      I don’t think any of the stories about this ‘spy’ is true. It’s a smokescreen and that’s how it should be. They are just playing the dumbass press.

  46. 259 utaustinliberal
    May 10, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    • 265 lisalovesobama
      May 10, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      thanks for the vid, Kasai!!!
      ps— I saw that they couldn’t resist interviewing two idiots who wondered if the president’s stance on gay marriage in relation to his visit to Cali wasn’t a ” manipulation.” ๐Ÿ™„

  47. 269 57andfemale
    May 10, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Money doesnโ€™t change men, it merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish or arrogant or greedy, the money brings that out, that is all. — Henry Ford

  48. 270 hopefruit2
    May 10, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Rick Perry’s fault!

  49. 271 magapie
    May 10, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Always makes me laugh when I hear people on call-in shows etc. that are in my age group (50s- – IT HAPPENS OK?) and they’re talking about teen drinking; OMG these ….these KIDS are…are…ARE DRINKING!! Go FUCK YOURSELVES. When we were in H.S. in the 70s we went to HUGE drinking parties with kegs and 100s of us were doing it. Was it a good thing? NO. Should we discourage it and actively work aginst teen drinking? YES. but cut the gawd damn sanctimonious, faux shock and outrage, OK?

  50. 273 Dudette
    May 10, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Today’s news conference from the Once-and-Future Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi
    I just love her!


  51. May 10, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Dear Chipsticks, I think this video is worthy of the top of the thread, or maybe even a new thread? (Assuming it hasn’t been posted in some earlier thread – I have been having too wild and great (in a very intense and stressful way) to be able to go back through all the posts).

  52. 291 Tally
    May 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Let’s get #MittTakesCredit to trend!!

    • 292 Pamela
      May 10, 2012 at 10:13 pm

      Didn’t he design and commission the Statue of Liberty as well, when he was a simple missionary in France?

  53. 293 Pamela
    May 10, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    I have a happy ending, bedtime story to share: as I was signing out at the retirement center about an hour ago, the elderly couple whose son hosted PBO at his home today were sitting in the lounge, waiting for a car to pick them up. I went over to them, and said, “SO! You Two!” and they just lit up! Oh Oh, Pamela, they both said, (because we are already very friendly on a daily basis..). I sat down and said, Okay, which hand? Then the man took my right hand, the lady took my left hand, and they let loose a buzz that came straight up both my arms and directly into my heart center! Whoa! They were still ecstatic and overwhelmed that they had just shaken hands with PBO today! They were so happy to share it with me, and man, they were very fired up! I said, “He’s very good for the heart, isn’t he?”. The man said, oh my goodness, I thought he (PBO) was amazing in videos and on television, but to stand beside him and shake his hand, and to see him in person, WOW!, he is incredible! The lady said she hadn’t washed her hand yet, as she was savoring the contact! Then their car arrived, so we walked toward the door, and she said, Pamela, I have SO much more to tell you.. See you tomorrow! They were aglow, and I expect will remain so for a very long time. It was just so sweet! And that is it! By the time I reached my car about 2 blocks away, in the brilliant late sunshine, the air so clean and crisp and a lovely cool wind blowing, I sat down in the drivers seat and burst into tears, I was that moved by being even 1 degree of separation from PBO, I think I would be utterly hopeless if I was in the same room with him. Someone would have go carry me out!

  54. 301 utaustinliberal
    May 10, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Holy smokes. Why the hell is Quinn sleeping with a reporter? This girl’s gonna ruin everything. #Scandal

    • 302 PoliticalJunkessa
      May 10, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      I’m watching, and taping. Hot damn!

    • 303 Janelle
      May 10, 2012 at 10:25 pm

      UT….I beg you…..don’t reveal anymore, purrrrty please! I’m DVRing it to watch tomorrow, but if you must, I’ll just scroll past real fast when I see your name. Isn’t it an awesome show?!!! I heard though that it may not get picked up for another season. I truly hope this show makes it. I don’t watch much TV, but this show is gooooooood!!!

    • 304 lisalovesobama
      May 10, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      say the previews for that last week. I know right?! she is really something else. silly girl. SMH

  55. 305 utaustinliberal
    May 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Ahh…..so the President’s marriage is dead huh? I’m beginning to think the First Lady might have a hand in Amanda’s death. #Scandal

    • 306 lisalovesobama
      May 10, 2012 at 10:44 pm

      did you see that last week, where the president was talking to her in the WH and she called over the SS guys and asked them if they would risk their lives for the president and they looked at her weirdly and said yes then she dismissed them and she turned to the president and said that all the people in the WH would do anything for him. Then she gave him a creepy look and you could see how startled he was by what she said verbally and what was implied. that woman creeps me out. I also think she’s always known about the president and Liv because off hand in several episodes she’s said things like, “you’re always better when Liv is here” or something to that effect which she said was the reason she had invited Liv to that WH party even though she hadn’t been cleared by the prez. that wife is only in it for the power and the prestige. she scares the shitola outta me. ๐Ÿ˜

  56. 307 isonprize
    May 10, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Forgive me if this is a repost. H/t to Pragmatic Obots Unite.

    GOD BLESS Rep. John Lewis!!! He is on FIYAH!!! in the House Chamber!

    Atlanta Journal Constitution – Political Insider
    John Lewis objects, and Paul Broun backs away from attempt to gut Voting Rights Act


    • 308 Cha
      May 10, 2012 at 10:53 pm

      Thank you, isonprize!! Thank you, Congressman John Lewis!!

    • 309 Dudette
      May 11, 2012 at 1:06 am

      Yesssssss!!!! Reading the article just won’t do – you gotta SEE the video. Somebody please tweet the video of Congressman Lewis all over!

  57. May 10, 2012 at 10:24 pm


  58. 311 hopefruit2
    May 10, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Okay, just a heads up. When this guy releases his silly book and the MSM runs away with whatever “story” they’re gonna run away with – let’s not get hysterical on this blog.


  59. 318 magapie
    May 10, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    DESERTFLOWER posted this earlier and I am SHAMELESSLY, with poor TOD etiquette re-posting it.

    WATCH THIS PLEASE. Share it and ‘Like’ it ETC.!!! Granholm ROCKS. (ok, maybe we did this already in an earlier thread I missed? If so, MY BAD!)


    • 319 isonprize
      May 10, 2012 at 10:50 pm

      Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm is RIGHTEOUS!!!!

      Then there is also Rep, John Lewis, D-GA who lights up a fellow colleague is trying to gut the VOTING RIGHTS ACT! Sparks flew!!

      • 320 magapie
        May 10, 2012 at 10:54 pm

        Lips don’t have to be gorgeous to say beautiful things. But when they are and they do….? Ok, what is that thing I need to do now? go to a……………… mat or sumthin?

        • 321 magapie
          May 10, 2012 at 10:57 pm

          Was talkin about Granholm but Lewis is awesome too….but……OMG what an ASS I am!

          • 322 isonprize
            May 10, 2012 at 11:10 pm

            Magapie. No way, NOT BUYING IT!!! As my sweet mama used to say, it always helps when smarts come packaged ‘easy on the eyes’

            I like the boys, but if I liked the girls? Jennifer Granholm would make that list. She’s smart, clearly doesn’t back down from a fight, and she’s a good looking woman. What’s NOT to like??

      • 323 veryslowwriter
        May 11, 2012 at 1:52 am

        John Lewis is a national treasure. He’s been at the forefront of every civil rights struggle in the past fifty years and counting. In a decent world he’d be honored every day of his life. (Instead teabaggers spit on him.) He’s one of my heroes.

    • 324 a4alice
      May 11, 2012 at 12:07 am

      wow! she took him out!

  60. 325 utaustinliberal
    May 10, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    This FLOTUS on #Scandal is cold blooded. This woman is manipulative.

    • 326 lisalovesobama
      May 10, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      see upthread to what I said about her. she is one scary mo. —–oooooooh!! Liv getting it on with the prez!! “take off your clothes!!” says the prez!!! you can tell he’s used to having his demands met!!! yowza!!!

    • 327 lisalovesobama
      May 10, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      Oh noes!!!! they’re being recorded!!!

    • 328 Cha
      May 10, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      Yeah, she seems to have some of willard romeny’s sociopathic personality.

  61. 329 Liberal Librarian
    May 10, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Lots of “Yes I’m In” responses at tonight’s phone bank. Will post more.

  62. 336 utaustinliberal
    May 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Holy Sheeeeeeeettttt!!!!! #Scandal. O.M.G O.M.G O.M.G!!!!!!!!!

  63. 337 lisalovesobama
    May 10, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    awwww!!! that’s so sad—–SCANDAL

  64. 338 lisalovesobama
    May 10, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    OMG!!!!! OMG!!!!—– THAT GUY!!! Him and the VP are cooking up something!!!

  65. 339 lisalovesobama
    May 10, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!——-# SCANDAL!!!!! WHAT THE FUCK?!!!

  66. 343 utaustinliberal
    May 10, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Holy Shiiit!!!! Billy and Amanda were having an affair? Amanda worked for the rightwing VP’s campaign? Billy is the father of Amanda’s baby? Billy probably had Amanda killed? Billy just killed the reporter? Holy Shiiiiiit!!! Billy set the POTUS up? Next week is the season finale of Scandal? Nooooooooooo………

  67. 351 utaustinliberal
    May 10, 2012 at 11:12 pm

  68. 352 collegekay
    May 10, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    any video from PBO in Seattle earlier? I didn’t see all of it.

  69. 354 globalcitizenlinda
    May 10, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Chips, in case no one has alerted you yet, here is the local story of the lady (teacher and cancer survivor) who introduced President Barack Obama in Seattle earlier to day:

    Seattle teacher’s ‘freakishly fantastic’ moment: introducing Obama

    Seattle teacher gets to introduce, thank President Obama for health care

    By Lynda V. Mapes

    Seattle Times staff reporter

    The honor of introducing President Barack Obama to supporters at the Paramount Theatre Thursday fell to Inglemoor teacher Suzanne Black.

    When the call came, Suzanne Black, a Seattle public schoolteacher, at first didn’t believe it: Would she be willing to introduce the president at The Paramount Theatre?

    “When I told my husband, he was like, ‘The president of what? You mean, THE president?'” Black said.

    The President indeed, and for Black, it was a chance not only to welcome Obama to Seattle, but personally thank the man who put her life back on track.

    For Black, the health-care plan passed by Congress at Obama’s insistence isn’t an abstraction or some distant political debate. It’s the only reason she can continue to get coverage for the chemotherapy treatments that are keeping cancer at bay.

    Black was 47 when she was diagnosed in March 2005 with stage IV ovarian cancer. Five years later, she received a four-sentence letter from her insurance company informing her she had exhausted three-quarters of her lifetime benefit limit.

    “I would have to battle cancer and figure out how to pay for the medicines keeping me alive,” Black said. “How does anyone do that?”

    But the legislation passed by Congress banned insurers from imposing such lifetime limits on coverage.

    “Health reform, Obamacare โ€” whatever you want to call it, it represents a chance at life,” she said, practicing on the phone the speech she planned to give on stage.

    But first, she would need something suitable to wear for her big moment.


    .Next came the problem of trying to sleep for all the excitement after getting the call on Monday.

    “Teachers are hardly ever speechless, but when I got that call, I was just completely at a loss for words,” Black said. “I can see why they don’t tell you until a few days before; it totally derails your world. It is freakishly fantastic.”

    Afterward, Black was still incandescent in her excitement. “He is so down to Earth,” she said in an interview just after the president’s speech. “I have so much respect for him.”

    Black said she was very nervous before going on stage, but right before her big moment, “I felt this kind of supernatural calm.” Her introduction went off flawlessly.


    As a biology teacher at Inglemoor High School, meeting the president is about the only thing that could keep her out of the classroom, Black said.

    “To me teaching biology is more than what I do, it’s what I am.”

    She says she has figured out how to return the favor to her students, for the light they bring into her life. She’s going to bring Obama’s handshake right into the classroom the next day.

    “After he shakes my hand, I am not going to wash it,” she said of Obama. “I may even put it in a plastic bag.”

    For the full story please see



    • 355 theo67
      May 11, 2012 at 2:14 am

      A lot of people protect their hands after President Obama gets hold of it. Remember that soldier who kept his hand up in the air so no-one would touch it? Then Pamela has a lovely story about two elderly friends who met the President today. Now this. Very sweet!

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