Heads up: PBO in Reno

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That CNN link has some live coverage already of PBO in Reno


I’ll be back in a while 😉

159 Responses to “Heads up: PBO in Reno”

  1. 1 professorx10
    May 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Hello World!

  2. 5 professorx10
    May 11, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    peek a boo

  3. 6 nintendowii10
    May 11, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Good afternoon all!

  4. 7 nintendowii10
    May 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm

  5. May 11, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    good afternoon, Everyone 🙂

  6. May 11, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Somebody asked me for the full story behind Tamryn Hall’s blow-up. It went like this:

    She said “F*^%K you and the horse you rode in on, you %&&*^ idjit. Now I’m done with your MFing low down dirty dawg flea bag behind, you a-hole you” He goes, oh really? She goes, “you don’t want a piece of me numbnut, I didn’t cut guys hair off with scissors in high school, I cut off balls! Now get the hell off my show!”

    I wish I could use that twit machine, cause things are blowing up over there too. I mean, she grabbed that dude by the ankle like a little chihuahua and took him down. Death by gnarl.

    She just acknowledged the tweets coming in on her page as she left the air. There was a slight chuckle, but she never missed a beat after her blow-up. She remained cool as a cucumber afterwards.

  7. 35 Me4obama
    May 11, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I am still high on Tamron Hall SMACK DOWN. I wish everyone gets a chance to see it. The best part was when she told the dude “you are in my house, so don’t insult me nor the network”. She is a touch lady & she made me so proud. MHP should take note & grow a pair on her show.

    • 36 HZ
      May 11, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      Tamron Hall made my morning. I really had to get up and turn the volume up because I thought someone had a copy of a conversation that I had where I had just word-slapped the hell out of them and told them, “You are messy with the wrong lady today. ” Loved every moment of it.

      My best friend in another state stopped and called me and we both just screamed(our college day reactions) and we both screamed together. We do that when something is sooooooooooooooooooo great. Tamron needs a pomotion in the Best Board Room. The young fireball worked it today. Just saying.HZ

  8. 37 nintendowii10
    May 11, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    • 39 Tally
      May 11, 2012 at 3:13 pm

      oh crap – here – I fix’d:

      • 40 0388jojothecat
        May 11, 2012 at 3:28 pm

        When are they going down in SoCal? Monday i got gas it was $4.19 now it’s $4.29 WTF? The greedy oil companies I just hate them. They are probably gearing up for the Memorial Day weekend to put it to us.

        • 41 theo67
          May 11, 2012 at 4:02 pm

          I noticed gas prices were up this morning, too (Los Angeles). Yesterday on the drive home, I saw the exact gas prices that you saw. Did a double-take, because as far as I know, nothing happened overnight to change the gas prices. Seems fishy.

          • 42 Liberal Librarian
            May 11, 2012 at 4:05 pm

            Yeah, it’s really pissing me off. But California’s gasoline market has always been different than the rest of the country’s.

            • 43 Dakota
              May 11, 2012 at 5:21 pm

              Yeah Lib…when I visit home in the bay area, I don’t even mention our gas prices here in NM. They’re high, but not compared to what y’all are paying. In fact, it has NEVER been explained to my satisfaction, why California’s gas prices are higher then everywhere else? Dammit!

              • 44 0388jojothecat
                May 11, 2012 at 10:42 pm

                The last I heard was there was a shut down of a refinary that supplys the SoCal area. You know they will shut down a refinary for any reason and even when we cut down on driving, the prices still go up. It sucks…I can’t wait until the majority of the people in California drive hybrids and electric cars in California.

        • 45 nathkatun7
          May 11, 2012 at 10:31 pm

          My sentiments exactly! I suppose the oil companies are punishing us in SoCal for supporting the President.

      • May 11, 2012 at 4:23 pm

        Just wanted to let you know I like the new look.

  9. 48 Tally
    May 11, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    My friend did not get to work last night’s soireé, it was overbooked, and he got sent to another location. we haz sads all around. 😥

  10. 51 nintendowii10
    May 11, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    • 52 anniebella
      May 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      Bravo Ms. Hall. That rascal won’t come on her show anymore with his B.S., because Ms. Hall ain’t going to put up with it. Go to FOX buddy.

  11. 53 utaustinliberal
    May 11, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Hey TOD. This is the video of Tamron Hall verbally smacking Tim Carney

    • May 11, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      She sliced him to a nub. Good for her.

    • 55 Liberal Librarian
      May 11, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      Ok, she’s my new wannabe-wife. Are she and LOD dating?

      • 56 hopefruit2
        May 11, 2012 at 4:05 pm

        I was just going to post that LOD just sent me text to let you know that she’s already spoken for 🙂 🙂 🙂

      • 57 utaustinliberal
        May 11, 2012 at 4:20 pm

        Yep. Big time. Most Thursdays he does his show in NY not in L.A. so he can probably spend the weekend with her. He was always blushing like mad during the GOP primaries when she would read the exit poll results and she was wearing some uber sexy outfits every primary Tuesday night. She would change from her slightly conservative day wear on her show to something hot! Guys on twitter noticed and were sooooo jealous of LOD. 😆

        • 58 PoliticalJunkessa
          May 11, 2012 at 4:27 pm

          Tamron is hot.

        • May 11, 2012 at 4:30 pm

          She was the morning newscaster on the local FOX station here in Chicago. She was very good and you could see that she had a lot of talent, not to mention the camera loved her. She also illicited the drool factor.

          • 60 57andfemale
            May 11, 2012 at 6:52 pm

            She was great today but I’ve seen her play false equivalency quite a bit. She’s going to have to be what she was today on a consistent basis. We have to stop cheering too wildly because someone does something right once in awhile, when they don’t do so on a consistent basis.

        • 61 Dakota
          May 11, 2012 at 5:30 pm

          For some reason, when I think of those two I see Olivia Pope and Pres. Fitzgerald on “Scandal.”

          • 62 Ann_T
            May 12, 2012 at 3:53 pm

            I agree Dakota! Did you see Scandal Thursday? Season finale next week. (too soon)
            And I loved Tamron Hall’s smackdown of that joker. She gave him a piece of her mind and “Done!” 🙂

  12. 63 Pamela
    May 11, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Lunchtime in Seattle! Hallelujah! 😆

  13. 64 Linda
    May 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    With all the talk over Mitt Romney’s bullying of a presumed gay classmate, some have questioned whether it’s fair to judge someone on their actions in high school. But everyone agrees that anything from a recent political career is fair game.

    So it’s telling that one doesn’t have to reach that far back to find other incidents of LGBT bullying from Romney’s close staff. Romney campaign senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom (of Etch-a-Sketch fame) outed a transgender woman in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, effectively ending her political career, when he was a reporter for the Boston Herald.

    America Blog reminds us of the incident, relayed in a GQ profile, which tells of Fernhstrom’s apparent “glee” when he found the representative’s birth certificate:

    Fehrnstrom saved his cheap shots for smaller-time Massachusetts pols. When a political activist and gadfly named Althea Garrison was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, the fact that she was transgender was an open secret in Boston political circles. But Fehrnstrom was the first one to put that information into print—”I can remember his glee when he found the birth certificate,” says former Herald reporter Robert Connolly—thus bringing a swift end to Garrison’s future on Beacon Hill.

    Romney himself also abolished a commission working against LGBT bullying in Massachusetts as governor..

    • 65 utaustinliberal
      May 11, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      When you’re filth, you surround yourself with filth.

    • 66 theo67
      May 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm

      Romney just fired someone last week who was gay. He also plans to cement his discrimination into the Constitution. And if he’s denying being a bully, we only have to look at how he treated his opponents on the campaign trail, and the lies he’s told about President Obama from his very first lying ad, which he said was a strategy to get maximum media coverage. I see they’re trying to discredit the Washington Post article now. And I saw a comment that one of his people says Romney doesn’t have a “mean bone in his body” (maybe they don’t know what “mean” means?). Any minor inconsistencies in this one report do not negate the mountain of evidence that Romney has not conducted himself in a manner that would cause someone to think of him as a good person.

  14. May 11, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    What is going on in this rope line??!!

  15. May 11, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Near the end of the previous thread there were comments regarding Senator Reid coming out for filibuster reform. I haven’t read the artcle yet, but this indicates two things to me. The first is to throw it out there as a trial balloon and see what the reaction is. The second, and perhaps more important, is that it tells me the Dems are feeling pretty confident in being able to maintain their majority in the Senate.

    • 70 Liberal Librarian
      May 11, 2012 at 4:10 pm

      I was thinking the same thing. It is a good sign. Harry does nothing cavalierly.

    • 71 57andfemale
      May 11, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      The calculus was that when Dem’s were in the minority they’d be screwed. Reid seriously effed up after the 2010 elections. If you’re in the minority in the future THE REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO DO AWAY WITH THE FILIBUSTER. You lose seats, McConnell was already blocking 100’s of bills passed by the Democratically controlled House — what the hell did you think would happen, Harry Reid?

      We’re supposed to count on his parliamentary savvy. This was a major screw up and was considered so by the left at the time. He looked weak and emboldened the RWNJ’s.

    • 72 nathkatun7
      May 12, 2012 at 12:08 am

      Very astute analysis Japa21, especially about Democrats “feeling pretty confident in being able to maintain their majority in the Senate.” Otherwise, why would Democrats give up the power to check Republican excesses?

  16. May 11, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Don’t know if this posts, but it’s claimed that it comes from Romney’s gubernatorial campaign in MASS

  17. 74 57andfemale
    May 11, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Bashir is letting a RWNJ walk all over him just now. He won’t talk about Romney’s bullying and is calling PBO a bully of the Supreme Court a d we haven’t covered PBO cutting class.

    • 75 nospin
      May 11, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      I watched the program 57andfemale. I didn’t see that at all.

      What I did see is that Bashir asked the guy a question and when he tried to respond, Bashir cut him off, so he asked if he could finish his point. which was in fact valid.

  18. May 11, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Someone just asked POTUS who won the Bball game with Clooney. He said they were all winners because nobody got hurt!!

  19. 79 collegekay
    May 11, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    What was going on on the rope line? He stayed in one spot talking to a guy for like 5 minutes.

    • May 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      Maybe they were talking about mortgage re-fi problems?? I was hoping it wasn’t another Joe the Plumber moment.

  20. 81 hopefruit2
    May 11, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Did our President speak at all? I only saw him working the crowd.

  21. 83 Bill R.
    May 11, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    First poll on PBO’s statement on SSM, from USA Today/Gallup (I don’t think much of Gallup but this is probably in the ballpark)
    51% approve 45% 60% say it won’t have any effect on their vote. Shows there is a small national majority on SSM.

    • 84 Liberal Librarian
      May 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      Oh, this is good news indeed. Thanks Bill.

      • May 11, 2012 at 4:21 pm

        Is it? 60% say it won’t affect the way they will vote. What about the other 40%? That is merely a question. I am just wondering about who that 40% is. Are some people swayed toward PBO because of this? Are some moving away? Curious minds need to know.
        And just to say, I don’t think this will be an issue come November except for a very small group of people.

        • 86 Liberal Librarian
          May 11, 2012 at 4:26 pm

          Good questions. I’m sure outfits will do more in depth polling. But what encourages me more is that a majority support PBO’s stance. And if a majority support it, then that majority can grow.

          Just speaking personally, I was at a phone bank last night. Now, of course, all the phone banks I’ve attended have been enthusiastic. But you could feel an electricity in the air last night. The announcement turned enthusiasm into something more—a sense of history, and of the dire importance of winning this November. We all worked our asses off last night, and there were a lot of volunteers added to the rolls from our calls.

          • May 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm

            What I do see as a result of all this is what you mention. The importance and the urgency of winning come November. What made thsi an issue in 2004 and perhaps cost Kerry Ohio, was the actual amendments on the various ballots. That is actually why I was glad to see the NC amendment now, rather than on the ballot in November. A lot of people who may not make the effort to vote came out for the amendment votes in 2004. That is why this is going to be not as much a motivator for the GOP base.
            But I do think it will increase that sense of urgency on the left. This was an historic event and people won’t want it to wither on the vine by letting Romney get elected.

          • 88 57andfemale
            May 11, 2012 at 5:59 pm

            That’s very encouraging, LL.

        • 89 hopefruit2
          May 11, 2012 at 4:40 pm

          26% less likely to vote for him
          13% more likely to vote for him

          So a net of

          • 90 Liberal Librarian
            May 11, 2012 at 4:50 pm

            HF, you have it backwards:

            26% more likely to vote for O
            13% less likely

            So, suck it Rassie!

            • May 11, 2012 at 4:55 pm

              That is good news.

              • 92 Liberal Librarian
                May 11, 2012 at 4:57 pm

                Actually, HF is right. The TPM writeup has it backwards.

              • 93 Liberal Librarian
                May 11, 2012 at 4:58 pm

                But, here’s a comment from the TPM piece which gives better analysis:

                There are Democratic-leaning independents and Republican-leaning independents, and it was likely the latter that said they are less likely to vote for Obama. But really, it was already unlikely Obama was going to win many Republican-leaning independents this year – they may not hate him like diehard Republicans but they likely only voted for him in 2008 because of the twin economic and Palin disasters anyway.

                This Gallup poll also shows that 53% of independents APPROVE of his statement in support of gay marriage, which means that the issue will likely have little effect on Democratic-leaning independents. That’s good news for Obama, not bad. The poll lacks nuance, and Gallup’s interpretation of the results is lazy.

            • 94 57andfemale
              May 11, 2012 at 6:13 pm

              That’s very good news.

          • 95 hopefruit2
            May 11, 2012 at 4:58 pm

            Okay let’s try that again:

            24% of DEMS more likely
            10% of DEMS less likely

            11% of Indies more likely
            23% of Indies less likely

            2% of R’s more likely
            52% of R’s less likely

            13% more likely
            26% less likely

    • 101 hopefruit2
      May 11, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      I believe 51% is actually the floor for this issue. Numbers will only improve. Right now the Pentagon has put out a report saying the repeal of DADT has had no negative impact on the military. More and more, people will realize that this is no big deal.

      • 102 Liberal Librarian
        May 11, 2012 at 4:03 pm

        Don’t make me post Monty Python’s Military Fairy sketch again. You KNOW that’s what the rwnj think will go on now.

      • 105 57andfemale
        May 11, 2012 at 5:57 pm

        Yeah, because our President and his team handled it properly, brought the military on board, instead of shoving it down their throats with an executive order that could be overturned at a minute’s notice at the whim of any other President. And horrors or horrors, it took a few years.

        How in the hell does he not get credit for this stuff?

      • 106 prettyfoot58
        May 11, 2012 at 6:55 pm


        i listened to RM talk about the opinion polls last evening on her program…she talked of how the polls indicated an increased approval rate for same sex marriage…yet when it comes up for vote….it is defeated….i’m inclined to think that folks are lying to the pollsters…

        • 107 hopefruit2
          May 11, 2012 at 7:07 pm

          That’s also a possibility prettyfoot58. People do lie on polls. And those ballot initiatives tend to draw the most virulently ideological RWers 🙂

  22. 108 Don
    May 11, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    So Jamie Dimon losses 2 billion dollars after pissing on Wall Street regulation and now he will be on “Meet The Press,” Sunday. I guess David Gregory is going to rub baby powder on his ass to make him feel better.

  23. 111 hopefruit2
    May 11, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Tamron is now trending on Twitter.

  24. 112 Ladyhawke
    May 11, 2012 at 4:09 pm


    Chronicling Mitt’s Mendacity, Vol. XVII

    By Steve Benen


    As the 2012 presidential campaign advances, impatience with Mitt Romney’s penchant for falsehoods grows. Jamelle Bouie this week reflected on the the fact that “the former Massachusetts governor has no use for honesty in his campaign.”

    “Constant mendacity is the norm for Romney and his campaign, and odds are good that he won’t suffer for it,” Bouie wrote. “Campaign reporters don’t have a strong incentive to challenge him on his misrepresentations, and interested parties have a hard time dealing with the deluge.”

    And yet, we remain undeterred, as evidenced by the 17th installment of my weekly series, chronicling Mitt’s mendacity.



    NOTE: Steve Benen has compiled enough material for a book deal.

    • 113 theo67
      May 11, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      I hope he writes a book and makes millions. And that Romney disappears into his car elevator mansion with his tail between his legs. What a man of poor character.

  25. 114 whatisworking
    May 11, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Pending Sales of U.S. Existing Homes Increased 4.1% in March


    • 115 jackiegrumbacher
      May 11, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      This is great news, especially since all our progress is happening without the aid of Congress. If we vote in a real, working Congress, the economy would soar.

  26. 116 whatisworking
    May 11, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Hotel Hiring Rebounds as U.S. Tourism Overcomes Slump


  27. 117 utaustinliberal
    May 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Tamron Hall is trending on twitter nationwide! People must be replaying her verbal smack down of Tim Carney over and over again. She shut him down Olivia Pope – the character Kerry Washington plays on Scandal – style.

  28. 120 Ladyhawke
    May 11, 2012 at 4:19 pm


    This is the most glorious take down I have seen of Mitt Romney trying to take credit for the auto industry recovery. A Must See.

    Jennifer Granholm Takes Mitt Romney to Task for Claim of Saving Detroit


    Current TV’s Jennifer Granholm went after Mitt Romney with a bit of fact checking after he had the audacity to claim that he “deserved credit” for saving the auto industry. Granholm was in the middle of this disaster as governor of her state, so the indignation here is all to real and her disdain for Romney is deserved, because if it was up to him, he’d have allowed Michigan, along with every industry and state that relies on the auto industry and their workers, to just crash and burn. Consequences to what that would have done to the nation’s economy be damned.

    Dear Mitt: You Did Nothing to Save Detroit:
    You can read the rest of Granholm’s well deserved rant of Romney’s dishonesty at the link above. It’s a shame we don’t have more in our corporate media calling him out for his lies as sternly as Granholm did here. Sadly he’s not going to quit lying until they do, which I’m not holding my breath in anticipation of.



  29. 121 whatisworking
    May 11, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Jobless Claims Allay Concern on U.S. Labor Market: Economy


  30. May 11, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Rasmussen is an outlier and meant to fire up the Conservative Base!

  31. May 11, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    President Obama’s decision to support gay marriage this week is paying off in a big way with the LGBT community in Hollywood.

    Obama is expected to attend an LGBT gala in Los Angeles on June 6, where ticket prices range from $1,250 to $25,000 apiece. As part of the same trip, Obama is also expected to attend a fundraiser hosted by Ryan Murphy, the co-creator of the show “Glee,” and his fiance David Miller.

    Like the fundraising dinner hosted by actor George Clooney on Thursday night in Los Angeles, which raked in $15 million, the dinner is expected to bring in millions of dollars for Obama’s reelection campaign.

 Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage on Wednesday has prompted a slew of big-dollar donations from the gay community.

    “Obviously yesterday we made some news,” Obama told attendees at Clooney’s home on Thursday night. “It was a logical extension of what America is supposed to be. It grew directly out of this difference in visions: Are we a country that includes everybody and gives everybody a shot and treats everybody fairly, and is that going to make us stronger? Are we welcoming to immigrants? Are we welcoming to people who aren’t like us? Does that make us stronger? I believe it does.”

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, the LGBT gala is now seeking a larger venue to meet skyrocketing demand for the event, which could include a performance from singer Pink and reel in a haul of up to $10 million.


    • 128 theo67
      May 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      Excellent. Although, I still think that the gay community should have been thrilled with the actions taken by this Administration, but I understand the emotional hurdle crossed by this sitting President stating his support.

      • 129 Liberal Librarian
        May 11, 2012 at 4:55 pm

        I’m collecting material for a new TPV piece, and something Ron Brownstein said at National Journal makes sense. Basically, PBO was going to make this statement anyway. The timing got pushed up, but it might be fortuitous. The New Deal coalition is dead; what PBO is doing is forging a new coalition. It’s still in its infancy, fragile, and has to be welded together. Gay marriage is a major issue for the members of this coalition, and coming out for it is an ingredient that will bind it together.

        • May 11, 2012 at 4:58 pm

          And as I mentioned before, I think waiting would not have been all that good. Those that are please about won’t forget. Those that are unhappy with it, by the time the election rolls around, it will be buried under a ton of other stuff.

          • May 11, 2012 at 5:01 pm

            Hey Japa! How are you doing!

          • 132 57andfemale
            May 11, 2012 at 5:46 pm

            If he was going to make the statement anyway, earlier is better. I really do believe this will not be the hot button issue that all the fevered brains think it’s going to be. Will it ‘energize’ Willard’s base? I never for a minute thought the evangelicals were going to stay home and not vote for Mitt. Never believed it for a minute.

        • 133 theo67
          May 11, 2012 at 5:16 pm

          Good insight – I do agree that the President is trying to form a new movement that can succeed past his presidency. It’s vital that he do so. Yes, I saw that President Obama actually said he made his decision three months ago, so the timing of the public statement was really not related to the decision making itself.

        • May 11, 2012 at 5:33 pm

          NYT reporter and Politico’s Glenn Thrush are on Tweet saying admin. was not happy about Biden getting out in front of PBO on this. (furious is the word they used). This is not the timing they wanted—-they were just rolling out their new ads everywhere and this topic has usurped all, understandably. As they said, you never want the VP out in front of the president on such a big decision.

          • May 11, 2012 at 5:35 pm

            And saying all the Obama campaign peeps pride themselves on running a real tight ship, everything is carefully considered and planned, and this was not part of their plan for now.

        • 136 57andfemale
          May 11, 2012 at 5:53 pm

          that’s very interesting. Hence the talking points today that Biden’s gaffe pushed this. And the most insidious: two reporters on Hardball (and I assume everywhere else) that because they hadn’t HEARD that PBO was going to make this statement before the convention, then the assumption was that it wasn’t true.

          Because the administration would trust Politico reporters with this kind of bombshell to keep their mouths shut. Yeah, right.

          Anything to cool the enthusiasm.

          • 137 Liberal Librarian
            May 11, 2012 at 6:01 pm

            They have “sources”. *eye roll*

            I don’t think bottom feeders from Politico will dampen the enthusiasm.

            • 138 57andfemale
              May 11, 2012 at 7:47 pm

              the narrative of the ‘story’ is what they’re hoping for. Can you even imagine this administration leaking something that important to GOPolitico? It was journalistically dishonest to ‘report’ that because they didn’t have inside information on something this sensitive that that would mean what the President said about his timeline wasn’t true. But this is ‘journalism’ in 2012.

  32. 139 nospin
    May 11, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    the new MSM question to PO is “Why can’t Obama bring Wall Street to Justice”?

    • 140 4morefor44
      May 11, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      must be a coordinated talking point gone out. accidentally wandered into huff poo-land and see their business “reporter” is blaming the jp morgan-chase loss on you know who, president obama!! and the reason why? of course – “geithner and summers, now shut up!” no in-depth analysis, just every professional left canard repeated for the 3,000th time. crazy how easy it is for them to control the national narratives.

    • 141 theo67
      May 11, 2012 at 4:36 pm

      If that’s the expectation, then doesn’t that instantly disqualify any Republican from office, since their platform is to kill any regulation of the Financial industry?

      • 142 jackiegrumbacher
        May 11, 2012 at 5:29 pm

        Yes it does. Every Republican in Congress and every Republican candidate opposes Wall Street reform. If you want to get more done, elect a better Congress and reject every R candidate.

  33. 144 whatisworking
    May 11, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I just love powerful women who tell it like it is.

    Go Tameron, if more hosts did that the guests would be more honest.

    I wanted to repeat a link that was left last night by one of our wonderful bloggers –

    Jennifer Granholm Takes Mitt Romney to Task for Claim of Saving Detroit

    In this piece she isn’t trying to be smart, clever, or witty, she just speaks from the heart, the emotion is stunning.


    • 145 Diane
      May 11, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      I just showed my husband both videos and said the same thing. These women are kicking down the doors of the good old boy way of newscasting. You want to play games? Go on meet the press–Where’s that video of Gregory and Karl Rove dancing? You want to hear the truth? Go to the Tameron and Jennifer. No nuance needed–just the straight 411. Yes!!

  34. 146 Liberal Librarian
    May 11, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    This is for my fellow football-heads.

    Using his background as an economics expert, Kuper looks into his crystal ball and predicts a time – in the near future – when the United States emerges as one of the premier destinations for many of the world’s best players. He believes Major League Soccer clubs will soon be able to outbid European teams for players by offering higher salaries, and although countries such as Russia and China may be able to offer even higher wages, the U.S. would be seen as a safer and more agreeable option.

    Now, create another lower division and do relegation/promotion, and we’ll have one of the most attractive soccer leagues around.

    Story here: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/soccer–podcast–renowned-author-simon-kuper-is-a-guest.html;_ylt=AtTGr5wxazS9wOZlhM84StYmw7YF

  35. May 11, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Beach Boys Singer is Demented–

    (Photo Credit: AP)

    Wouldn’t it be nice if President Obama lost in November? Beach Boys singer Bruce Johnston thinks so.

    “Obama is an a–hole,” Johnston remarked while signing autographs in New York on Thursday, according to video posted on TMZ. “Unless you’re interested in never having any money and being socialized.”

    “Wait ’til Obama doesn’t have to try anymore,” Johnston added. “You’re f—-d. Trust me.”

    “And who’s the Republican a–hole?” Our guy isn’t good,” the singer went on, presumably referring to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

    “You got Reagan and Tip O’Neill … those are the last two good guys,” he said.

    Go blast this a hole on twitter!

  36. 156 Linda
    May 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Following the news of a $2 billion plus trading loss, ratings agency Fitch has downgraded JP Morgan to ’A+’ from ‘AA-‘, reports Business Insider.

  37. 157 yardarm756
    May 11, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Heads up. Margaret and Helen put up a new post. http://margaretandhelen.com/

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