More from Memorial Day

President Barack Obama is reflected in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall as he delivers remarks during the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War commemoration ceremony in Washington, D.C., May 28. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama stands with his arm around Vietnam War widow Rose Mary Sabo-Brown after he and first lady Michelle Obama laid a wreath with her at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall




Arlington Cemetery


President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet the U.S. Navy’s first contingent of women submariners to be assigned to the Navy’s operational submarine force, in the Blue Room of the White House, May 28, 2012. The 24 women were accepted into the Navy’s nuclear submarine program after completing an intensive training program and serve on ballistic and guided missile submarines throughout the Navy. Also attending were ADM Mark Ferguson, left, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, right. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

131 Responses to “More from Memorial Day”

  1. 1 isonprize
    May 28, 2012 at 6:28 pm


  2. 3 isonprize
    May 28, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Wow, just strolling along on this glorious Memorial Day. Thank you to all of our troops who have given the ultimate sacrifice…

  3. 4 vcprezofan2
    May 28, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Hey all you that preceded me here,….Congrats!

    • 5 isonprize
      May 28, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      Hey vc. How are you on this fine day?

      • 6 vcprezofan2
        May 28, 2012 at 6:47 pm

        I’m good. Not a care in the world, except for my offspring who’s out of the country hinting at the need for some funds. How’s YOUR young man?

        • 7 isonprize
          May 28, 2012 at 10:03 pm

          Hey vc, he’s fine. He’s (always) hinting at the need for sustenance. It’s CONSTANT!!! My joke is that I should just move to the grocery store and ask them to install a shower. It would be so much easier that way.

          • 8 vcprezofan2
            May 28, 2012 at 10:26 pm

            Nah, cause you might have to pay for the shower installation and the hot water as well as the food, and you can bet the food bill would go up drastically with the wider choice he would now have. 😉 Glad to hear he’s fine though.

    • 9 vcprezofan2
      May 28, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      Oh, it’s Ison & Angela, well Good speed, you ‘gals’!

    • 12 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      May 28, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      Just left a comment for you at the bottom of the previous thread ….

      Hey, isonprize, congrats on 1st 🙂

      • 13 isonprize
        May 28, 2012 at 6:42 pm

        Bobfr, in case I haven’t mentioned it lately, your twitter skills are ridiculously amazing!! I admit to still not totally understanding twitter. I do know that it can provide “rapid response” to foolishness, but I still don’t know what I’m looking at when I open my twitter page! 😆 😆 or how to ‘follow’ specific people.

        I know how to click ‘follow’ but I still don’t know how to actually see what they tweet. I’ll probably have to buy “twitter for dummies” to ever get the hang of it.

        • 14 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
          May 28, 2012 at 6:51 pm

          Thank you for the compliment! If you search for ‘twitter tutorial’ you’ll find all kinds of helpful stuff, including youtube videos. Hang in; it’s a powerful tool, for sure!


          • 15 ChristiMTL
            May 28, 2012 at 7:03 pm

            I read many Twitter tutorials and I still can’t send a private message, or send a tweet to multiple people and so many other things.

            OK I better stop, it’s embarrassing

            • 16 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
              May 28, 2012 at 7:21 pm

              As to sending a tweet to multiple people just be sure to use the @ sign in front of each of their twitter handles.

              Sending a direct message to someone – they must be following you and all you need to do is type D (or DM) then a space then just their twitter handle without the @ sign, e.g., D Our4thEstate and click send or, in tools like tweetdeck, just hit the return key.


      • 18 vcprezofan2
        May 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm

        Thank you, kind Sir, appreciated the info shared in your answer.

  4. May 28, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    See that first picture. That’s why they brought out that Gallop poll today. They knew there would be lots of images like that one, and a powerful heatfelt speech from PBO.

    • May 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      I fell for that—got home from out of town trip and that was the first thing I saw everywhere. And I’m hearing it on all the nightly news programs now. It is infuriating. They report it as if it was the final word, with no mention of other respected polls showing PBO winning the support of veterans. And the more I think about it, it is beyond infuriating. It’s a coordinated attack by all media outlets—-most bad news for Obama items seem to originate at GOPolitico, but there are others with timely releases such as this to quash any pro-Obama news or any time he can be seen in a favorable light. I have never seen anything like it. It is frustrating beyond belief— seems to be us vs. the entire U.S. news media.

      • May 28, 2012 at 7:34 pm

        I agree. This is why sharing and doing our own teamwork legwork through OFA, blogs, twitter etc. is a way of getting ‘other’ points of view across. It makes a difference.

    • 22 globalcitizenlinda
      May 28, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      so many people are determined to bring down one man and he happens to be America’s first Black President – hm, I wonder what the collective motive is

      • 23 anniebella
        May 28, 2012 at 7:53 pm

        globalcitizenlinda, like you I have been trying to figure out what their motive is also, for the life of me I can not figure it out. Then it came to me, B-L-A-C-K……..

  5. 24 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 28, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Be sure to call out #ChickenHawkMitt’s fear mongering, everyone ….


  6. 29 Ladyhawke
    May 28, 2012 at 6:56 pm


    What This Election Is Really About

    By karoli


    This election in November isn’t about what Mitt Romney will do to the economy or whether Barack Obama understands the economy or whether John McCain thinks Romney’s Bain record is perfectly fine.

    It is not going to be about Social Security or Medicare or tax cuts or billionaire birthers like Donald Trump. It’s not going to matter whether a so-called “bipartisan panel” sits around a round table on Sunday morning and pearl-clutches over this week’s gaffes and surges.

    None of that matters. Not one whit. The only thing that is going to matter is whether or not Republican astroturf organizations like TruetheVote, Republican governors like John Kasich, Rick Scott and Scott Walker, and Republican True Believers will team up to suppress the vote in enough states to guarantee a stolen election.

    And from our mainstream media, our Sunday talkers, and our newspapers, we hear….crickets. They spew forth reams of speculation and handicapping about the election, but no one wants to talk about the real deal, which is that this election will be decided by states that have actively suppressed the vote.

    Maybe it’s time we woke up the sleeping corporate media and started forcing their eyes on this BEFORE we’re facing recounts in November.



  7. 30 Carol
    May 28, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I’m still laughing. John Mccain told a crowd while he was with MR that he would make a good CIC. Like he said SP was ready in 2008. He was heckled during the speech. After he was escorted out Mccain called him a jerk..

  8. 31 Ladyhawke
    May 28, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Mitt Romney Doesn’t ♥ Massachusetts

    By Jon Perr


    That Mitt was using the governor’s mansion in Boston as a rest stop on the road to the White House was clear to many in Massachusetts even Romney took the oath of office. But as the Washington Post reported in September 2005, Romney’s disdain for his neighbors was a stump speech staple two years before the first votes were cast in the 2008 GOP primaries:

    Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, exploring a possible presidential run in 2008, has a message for his fellow Republicans. Take my state. Please!

    “Being a conservative Republican in Massachusetts,” he told a GOP audience in South Carolina, “is a bit like being a cattle rancher at a vegetarian convention.”

    Bada-bing. For months, this blue-state governor has been pitching himself to conservatives in a way that campaign experts say is highly unusual — perhaps even historic. Instead of talking about his home state with the usual lip-quivering pride, Romney uses it like a vaudeville comic would use his mother-in-law: as a laugh line.

    As in: “There are more Republicans in this room tonight than I have in my state!” — another joke he used in South Carolina.



  9. 32 Carol
    May 28, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Why is it that the media no longer work a story and get the facts? They just report what someone else reports that someone else reported as news.

    • 33 desertflower
      May 28, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      Yes. That’s why they are useless, overpaid tools.

      • 34 ChristiMTL
        May 28, 2012 at 7:43 pm

        The GOP PR machine, they don’t even hide it

      • 35 nathkatun7
        May 28, 2012 at 8:48 pm

        df, you can add the word “lazy” as part of your spot-on description of the so called mainstream media. There are many people on this blog who do a much better job reporting the news, without pay, than the media people who are paid enormous sums of money. It’s no wonder they love Romney.

  10. 36 Ladyhawke
    May 28, 2012 at 7:12 pm


    How Florida Governor Rick Scott Could Steal The Election For Mitt Romney


    1. Scott has created a massive list of Floridians to purge from the voting rolls before the election.

    2. The list of “ineligible” voters is riddled with errors and includes hundreds of eligible U.S. citizens.

    3. Scott’s list is heavily targeted at Democratic and Hispanic voters.

    4. Florida election officials have acknowledged that, as a result of Scott’s voter purge, eligible voters will be removed from the rolls.

    5. Florida will likely be a close contest in 2012 and purging eligible Democratic and Hispanic voters could tip the balance to Romney.

    6. Winning Florida could clinch the election for Mitt Romney.



    • 37 Linda
      May 28, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      # 6 is BS…..Romney will have to flip some Blue States even with Florida…

    • 38 anniebella
      May 28, 2012 at 7:33 pm

      The Obama campaign is going to make a play for Florida, but they are planning on finding more ways to win without carrying Florida. Even meaning taking a red state, but something must be done to stop these sorry ass Republican Governors from stealing this election for Romney.

    • May 28, 2012 at 7:39 pm

      We could lose Florida, Ohio and north Carolina and still win
      But, the DNC must get involved in Florida. That is Chairman DWS State, where has she been the last month?
      I hate to say this, she needs to be more aggressive…

    • 43 yardarm756
      May 28, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      It might not be a bad idea for a bunch of us to remind the AG Eric Holder that there are a few state in the process of circumventing federal law.

      • 44 PoliticalJunkessa
        May 28, 2012 at 9:49 pm

        I am also hoping that the Department of Justice is working on this. I don’t want to say they need to do more when I’m not sure what they’re doing, but I definitely want to SEE more. Voting rights should not be at the whim of political potentates. They need to be protected at the federal level as a basic American right.

  11. 47 Linda
    May 28, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Look how ABC reported John McCrash calling the heckler a jerk……….then watch McCrashes shit eating grin….Gawd…I want to gag


  12. May 28, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Did anybody even mention the Memorial Day speech or Mitt Romney? Another GOP fail.

    • 55 ChristiMTL
      May 28, 2012 at 7:39 pm

      Yes it was mentioned….

      Romney: World ”not safe” under Obama….I saw a few articles already.

      Yes because a draft dodger, war monger with a foreign policy team full of Bushies would be soooooo much safer and better.

      • 56 Linda
        May 28, 2012 at 7:47 pm

        He said the World is not safe under Obama at a Memorial Day gathering ?

        Please say he didn’t…..

        • 57 theo67
          May 28, 2012 at 7:50 pm

          He has no class or decorum. The day is about soldiers who gave their lives fighting for a country they believed in – not a day for hateful lies.

          • 58 ChristiMTL
            May 28, 2012 at 8:08 pm

            From the Daily Beast article…well it’s all over the Net anyway

            ”Tell us what you really think, Mitt. Speaking at a veterans museum in San Diego on Monday, the presumptive Republican nominee said the “world is not safe” under President Obama and charged that the president has weakened the military.”

            Really classy

            Attacking the CIC on Memorial Day

            Today wasn’t about him and his campaign

          • 59 utaustinliberal
            June 4, 2012 at 8:05 pm

            Nailed it in one. Romney shows everyday that class can’t be bought.

      • 60 Cha
        May 28, 2012 at 10:19 pm

        The World’s Enemies aren’t SAFE UNDER PBO…Just Ask bin laden..er, never mind..that’s right, ya CAN’t. willard, the chickenshit doesn’t feel safe under President Barack Obama..President Extraordinare, Enemy of IDIOTS EVERYWHERE!

    • 61 anniebella
      May 28, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      So Mitt Romney gave a speech too.

      • 62 HZ
        May 28, 2012 at 9:35 pm

        While Willard M. Romney was in San Diego spewing his ugly self-centeredness, our CIC was doing what a class act is suppose to look like. There at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, he and VP Biden along with their wives showed grace, class, compassion, honesty, encouragement, truth, and pure honor to what this day is suppose to be about. That is the president who we all here are fighting to keep as our president.

        If you all get the opportunity to watch the programs on, please notice “class and respect” coming from a President of the United States of America and a wannabe. Look especially at the honor and respect of former Senator, Chuch Hagel gave honor to the veterans and to his President.

        While Sen. John McCain and Mitten were showing nothing but self-serving political circus coming to town. How dare they dishonor our troops and all of our Veterans all across this great nation on this solemn day. And yes, remember Senator John McCain served in the Vietnam War. How shameful of him to put on display such an ugly attitude in that setting. There was not need to call the man a jerk. I saw it all. It was shameful. Then Mitten laugh afterwards. And Mitten want to be the CIC? I do not think so.

        I will carry in my memory space the words that I heard our POTUS speak and the hugs and tender care thatt he showed and shared with that beautiful lady before that wall, and do not forget the tears that our beautiful FLOTUS shared during the ceremony. Those will be thte things that I will keep in my space tonight and until I leave this earth. Now, that is what a loving and compassionate person shows. We have it in President Barack Obama. Thank you, Mr. President, VP Biden, First Lady, and Dr. Jill Biden. HZ

  13. 63 hopefruit2
    May 28, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    I see that Little Nate is trolling around -now his issue of focus is that there are few states (including CT and NJ) in which Willard has raised more money than PBO. I’m calling him out and challenging him to report the WHOLE story and not just the “Make-Willard-Look-Good” convenient parts…

    • 64 desertflower
      May 28, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      Places like Darien and Greenwich are probably packed solid with Romney supporters. That said, Romney will NOT win CT…or any NE state, for that matter.

    • 68 globalcitizenlinda
      May 28, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      even the huge donors have one vote each.

      remember how mitt the liar out-spent lil father ricky by multiples but still failed to win?

      PBO will win because much of his money comes from many small donors

    • May 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      Wow, Nate’s really reaching on that one. Utah? Duh. Idaho and South Dakota? So what? Louisiana and Mississippi? ya think? Connecticut? Won’t that be extra sweet when PBO wins CT?

    • 70 Lovepolitics2008
      May 28, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      Since the list is short, and since these are VERY RED States (except Connecticut ), could it mean that Nate Silver is in fact mocking Romney a bit ??

  14. May 28, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    If you ask me, how I am doing
    I’ll say I am doing just fine
    Lie and say that your not on my mind
    When we go out, and we sit down
    At a table set for two
    Finally I’m close to face the truth
    No matter what I say I
    Not over you
    Not over youu


    Anybody know this song?

  15. 74 desertflower
    May 28, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    HAHAHA! SUCH a funny guy! Why doesn’t everyone SEE that? Dick.


    • 75 anniebella
      May 28, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      I was waiting for the pictures , thanks. All the pictures are nice specially the ones of POTUS and FLOTUS consoling the woman and the ones of FLOTUS and POTUS smiling together. Looking forward to FLOTUS visit to N.Y. tomorrow.

  16. May 28, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    The same people who voted for McCain w/ Sarah Palin on the ticket will never see it.

  17. May 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm

  18. 79 Linda
    May 28, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Tell us what you really think, Mitt. Speaking at a veterans museum in San Diego on Monday, the presumptive Republican nominee said the “world is not safe” under President Obama and charged that the president has weakened the military. Saying there are “two courses” the nation could follow, Romney said “one is to follow the pathway of Europe, to shrink our military smaller and smaller to pay our social needs … and hope for the best

    But if we followed that course, there would be no one to protect us.” The event, sponsored by the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center and the Vietnam Veterans of America, attracted 5,000 people, although the organizers had asked Romney not to say anything political as it is their annual event.


    This man is pure garbage……

    • 80 ChristiMTL
      May 28, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      Oops I just posted it at the same time….it’s unbelievable isn’t it?…..yea real presidential material that one

    • 81 nathkatun7
      May 28, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      Today, the weather in San Diego was perfect: sunny with mild temps. I feel so bad Willard came and defiled my city on this beautiful Memorial Day. There are many veterans in San Diego who support and respect President Obama. Some of them are my friends. I also know a few families who lost loved ones in Iraq. I know some who may have been at the event felt violated by Willard’s baseless attacks on the CIC on Memorial Day. This was a day to remember and pay tribute to all the people who have sacrificed so much on behalf of the country, including President Obama’s grandfather. This was not a day for politicking! Willard “Mitt” Romney may be filthy rich, but he certainly has no class!

      • 82 HZ
        May 28, 2012 at 9:49 pm

        Nathkatun7, I felt that also,”defiled” the space that they were in, Willard and MaCain. However, we are so bless to have a man who will always remember to keep the space that he enters at all time, sacred. As we watch the entire day’s ceremonies, President Obama makes us so proud.
        Respect we have, and respect he gives us everytime. That is why we will keep his back and work our hearts out to get him re-elected. HZ

        • 83 nathkatun7
          May 29, 2012 at 2:17 am

          “…we are so bless to have a man who will always remember to keep the space that he enters at all time, sacred”

          Very well said, HZ! I’ve consciously (meaning when I was politically aware, of course) lived under 9 presidents (actually 10 if I include my teen years under JFK). As far as I am concerned, President Obama is one the most thoughtful and gracious Presidents who knows how to separate politics from statecraft! Today was Memorial Day, a day reserved to honor all the fallen heroes.

          By the way, as an aside, the idea of remembering fallen soldiers was first conceived by African Americans at the end of the Civil War. Just imagine how race relations would be in this country if all the people were taught true history, instead of mythologized history that says everything of value was done by white people. Any way, When I read what Willard “Mitt” Romney said about President Obama today, this is what I mumbled to my self: At least President Obama’s grandfather fought on behalf of this country. The same could not be said of Mitt’s grandfather, or father. So, on what basis (other than his color) does Mitt Romney claim to lo love this country more than President Obama? Does Mitt, and his racist supporters even know that Black folks have sacrificed their lives for this country, beginning with Crispus Attucks in the 1770 Boston Massacre? Do the supporters of Mitt Romney, who seem to equate veterans with just white veterans, know anything about the heroism of the 54th Massachusetts regiment during the Civil War, or the all Black 369th regiment, during World War I, or the heroism of Dorie Miller at Pearl Harbor? Whites, Blacks, Asians, Native Americans, Hispanics, men and women, gays and lesbians have all sacrificed for this country. This is why I am so glad that Chipsticks deliciously mocked the Romney photo which seemed to imply that only old whites males qualified as veterans.

          The only way this great country can go FOWARD is to stop yearning to return to the false myths of the past. From the American Revolution to the President, people of color have sacrificed as much (if not more since they were still ostracized) as white people, even though history books rendered them invisible. Thanks to the modern technology, It’s now impossible to make people of color invisible. Every time Presidents go to visit troops in Iraq or Afghanistan the pictures are there to record the racial and gender diversity of our troops. As our great President Obama keeps saying, in the 21st century, All of us Americans are in it together. We all must grow up and stop relieving the false myths of the past. Sadly, the GOP, and our mainstream media, seem incapable of growing up. They seem determined on convincing the majority of the people that the country is better off returning to the 1950’s rather advancing FOWARD into the 21st Century.

          As an old person who still has absolutely no clue about things like Tweeter, I think people who are intent on returning to this country to the “lily white” dominated period of the1950’s are, for the long run, on the losing end. There may be some short term victories as we saw in 2010. But I am convinced that in the long run there is no way this country can return to false sensibilities of the 1950’s .

          Just my rumbling two cents!

  19. 84 globalcitizenlinda
    May 28, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    browsing through the stories in the media today and it clear that the remaining political knives in the hands of the punditry and the beltway MSM are all out and sharpened even more to attack one person and his name is President Barack Obama!

    the order has been given and the headline is to attack PBO with all kinds of foolishness – and its just may! by the time nov comes will there be anything left in the cesspool?.

  20. 85 globalcitizenlinda
    May 28, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    if mitt the bullying liar wants to expand the US wars to new areas then WHY is it that NONE OF HIS FIVE SONS is serving at the front line?

    • May 28, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      not just his sons, but HIM his Daddy and Granddaddy. can’t find a Romney male that has served his country in uniform

      • 87 anniebella
        May 28, 2012 at 8:41 pm

        It never are the sons of people like Mitt Romney who are going to fight these wars. Five sons and not one felt the need to go defend their country. Like father like sons I guess, cowards.

      • 88 amk for obama
        May 28, 2012 at 9:05 pm

        tweeted rikyrah.

        • 89 amk for obama
          May 28, 2012 at 9:08 pm

          • 90 nathkatun7
            May 28, 2012 at 9:41 pm

            Indeed! excellent tweets, Amk! These people are so macho so long as they are sending other people’s children to war.

  21. 91 sabreen60
    May 28, 2012 at 8:24 pm

  22. 92 ChristiMTL
    May 28, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Being angry at the media doesn’t do anything….it’s like getting angry at Sean Hannity…..it’s a given, it’s the GOP PR machine. Anger doesn’t affect their pockets.

    I came to the conclusion that there will never be a massive boycott of the sponsors, their cash cow….because for a boycott to be efficient, an organization (like Color of Change did for Glenn Beck) or the public figures who promoted a boycott of Limbaugh after his disgusting rant, nothing will change….Krytal Ball still has her website up about it.

    But Krystal Ball would never, for example, take on this type of boycott of the sponsors, she is an analyst at MSNBC…it’s a very tricky situation.

    We can count on our fingers the true supporters of the President in the media, a few hosts on MSNBC and a few analysts. That’s it….well a few on Current but not many people watch.

    Even the hosts like Martin Bashir and Rev. Al have to have regular ”analysts” on their show like Ron Christie, Michael Steele, Howard Fineman.

    And we can forget about CNN.

    I said it yesterday and I say it again tonight….we have to mock them , we have to ridicule them…..it’s the only way to keep our focus….

    I was even thinking about it the other day, when I just give the exemple of Sean Hannity,…I would never get angry at anything Hannity would say, he’s nuts and who cares….but why do I get angry at Scarborough or Andrea Mitchel?…Why do I give these bozos credibility?….no more.

    The truth is on social medias………that’s it.

    Africa had the perfect tweet this morning

    KSK(africa) ‏@lawalazu

    ”Gallup: Mitt leads PBO in all Groups: AA 100%; Latinos105%; women 2900%; LGBT 200%; Headline: In 2 days PBO loses all groups to Mitt.”

    We should start our tweets with ”media truth” and mock them with tweets like this example or like Snark does so beautifully………and send the real tweets about the true information to our followers hoping to have many retweets…..to get the truth out.

    • 93 ChristiMTL
      May 28, 2012 at 8:36 pm

      Yickes I didn’t think it was that long lol

    • 95 anniebella
      May 28, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      ChristMTL, I don’t tweet, but I would love to do what I can to help.

      • 96 ChristiMTL
        May 28, 2012 at 8:52 pm

        You do your part trust me…..you’re great…………..

        I do get caught up in that BS , its so easy if you’re not careful…..the last time I think was when Chuck Todd and Tapper and the other clowns counted the ”empty seats”…

        I was livid!!

        It took a while for the anger to go away.

        But then Snark started to tweet, mocking them…..and a few others on my TL….and I started to laugh……I should have laugh at the beginning and NOT get angry.

        Again that’s my point….I don’t get angry at anything Hannity says, why in the world would I get angry at what Chuck Todd has to say…….

        • 97 theo67
          May 28, 2012 at 9:25 pm

          I totally agree with you, and I think this is a brilliant strategy! Mockery is the only real response, and it will make us feel better to ridicule them, because they’re actually not worth any stronger reaction. They are a joke, and even less than that, since they’re willing to sell their country and the future world their children will inherit for the sake of money and the thrill of being part of a loser club like the GOP.

    • May 28, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      The next generation will be their downfall. Rush, Hannity and Fox, CBS et al. will not be able to capture the attention of younger folk, These kids are not about to sit around listening to talk radio and cable news. They want their info, like everything else on demand.

    • 99 lmrj
      May 28, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      ChristiMTL you are absolutely right. Social media, specifically Twitter, seems to be the only real weapon at this point in time. Nothing else, including complaining about MSM lack of coverage, seems to be effective. They must be de-legitimized among the populace. I think the word is getting out because of their own purposeful lack of coverage. They barely covered the demonstrations in Wisconsin, the sea of blue police & fire personnel demonstrating in New Jersey, most of the Occupy demonstrations until the anarchists began destroying property and challenging the police into violent action. They have done this time and time again, and I think that more and more people are not taking the MSM seriously because of knowledge of these types of events not being covered. Nobody wants to be ridiculed; not even FOX. They cannot keep the rest of the world out of their bubble of “control”, they cannot control social media and they are becoming irrelevant.

    • 100 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      May 28, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      Well, all you have to do is glance at my Twitter TL to see that I agree with you, Christi.

      Guys like Tapper and Ed Henry can block the steady series of informative tweets I send their way, but what they can’t block is that all those who follow me and follow those who RT my tweets, see everyone one of them.


      The power of this medium is the network of network connectivity and I assure you it’s powerful given first hand experience these past 16 months with various groups in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria, etc.

      That’s what we all can leverage – expand your network of networks and provide succinct information and send it to folk whom, try as they might, cannot escape the fact that they are being included in the dialectic – for all to see.


    • 102 sjterrid
      May 29, 2012 at 1:18 am

      ChristiMTL, thank you for this wonderful comment. I noticed that they really don’t liked to be laughed at, and that is also what I think we should do. We know they only report the polls when one of them has Romney ahead, so ignore them. Contract the truth team and we concentrate on GOTV. We have people here who do a fantastic job tweeting like Bobfr, amk for Obama, and many others. They do this to distract us so we focus on the headline of the day instead of focusing on what is actually working. Look at all the negative press about Bain, If it wasn’t working they all wouldn’t be screaming so loud. Meanwhile President Obama will continue to talk about Bain and his accomplishments. They know Romney has nothing to offer but that he’s not Obama.

  23. May 28, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Lets face it folks Mitt Romney’s comments on Foreign policy, or the the military are nothing but a joke. His words carry little weight. All of that false bravado; he is nothing but a draft dodging chicken hawk with five sons who won’t grab a rifle and get on the line.

  24. 105 kasai
    May 28, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Stopping by to Wish You All “Happy Memorial Day” I thank everyone on this blog for their service to this Nation:-)


  25. 107 desertflower
    May 28, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Interesting study about the fact that Republicans are more likely to hold false beliefs:

    Click to access Misinformation_Dec10_rpt.pdf

    Shorter version: http://www.winningprogressive.org/the-republican-brain-part-i-what-we-know-that-aint-so

  26. 108 amk for obama
    May 28, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    checking out some html tags in FYWP

    ¶ ¿ µ § © ®

  27. 110 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 28, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    #ToolMitt the dullest tool in the box, for sure ….


    • 111 desertflower
      May 28, 2012 at 9:27 pm


    • 112 ChristiMTL
      May 28, 2012 at 9:38 pm


    • 113 PoliticalJunkessa
      May 28, 2012 at 9:39 pm

      I can feel the excitement through the screen! 😆 😆 😆

      (BTW, should I know who “Rafalca Romney” is?)

    • 116 isonprize
      May 28, 2012 at 10:13 pm

      Okay, that was just PATHETIC!! Can you imagine a crowd that far away from Pres. Obama? Seriously, there is no way an “Obama crowd” would have been that far away. They would have been leaning over the fence, reaching to shake his hand, smiling from ear to ear, snapping pictures, filming video, TAKING THEIR BABIES OUT OF THE STROLLERS FOR HIM TO HOLD AND KISS!!!

      Romney is really a strange man, a very strange man…

  28. 117 amk for obama
    May 28, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    TAB (Take A Break) jokes

    What is the only time a man thinks about a candlelight dinner?

    When the power goes off.

    A woman walked into the kitchen to find her husband stalking a round with a fly swatter.

    “What are you doing?” she asked.

    “Hunting flies,” He responded.

    “Oh, killing any?” She asked.

    “Yep, three males, two females,” he replied.

    Intrigued, she asked, How can you tell?

    He responded, “Three were on a beer can, two were on the phone.”

    • 118 desertflower
      May 28, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      Good one:) How are you, amk??

      • 119 amk for obama
        May 28, 2012 at 9:37 pm

        GM df. Just started my second coffee.

        This one is for you. 🙂

        What is the thinnest book in the world?

        “What men know about women.”

        • 120 desertflower
          May 28, 2012 at 10:16 pm

          🙂 GM to YOU! All spry and full of good jokes this lovely morning! Glad you’re having the coffee for me…if I had that now, I’d be up all night. Making dinner right now, then I might settle in with the old gin and tonic:)

  29. 121 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 28, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Chips, did you get your invitation, yet …. 😉

    After cornering the tinfoil market, I guess they had to do something with all that inventory ….


  30. 122 anniebella
    May 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    In 2008 who won the veterans vote? Was it McCain? If so by how much?

    • 123 ChristiMTL
      May 28, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      I would guess maybe 55-45…but it’s just a guess……in 2004 it was Bush 60 Kerry 40.

  31. 124 amk for obama
    May 28, 2012 at 9:38 pm

  32. 125 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 28, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    What beautiful and poignant scenes of our First and Second Couple honoring our servicemen and servicewomen.

    Saw Men In Black 3 this afternoon — lots of fun! That’s not my usually preferred genre, but I make an exception for Will Smith, and I truly enjoyed it.

    Well, back to work tomorrow….I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. 😛

  33. 126 obamagran12
    May 28, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    If Robney said all that after he was told no politics, that should show the organizers and everybody else, how much they could trust him if they would be so foolish to vote for him.

  34. 129 amk for obama
    May 28, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    A woman is walking along the beach when she stumbles upon a Genie’s lamp. She picks it up and rubs it, and lo-and-behold a Genie appears. The amazed woman asks if she was going to receive the usual three wishes.

    The Genie says, “Nope … due to inflation, constant downsizing, low wages in third-world countries, and fierce global competition, I can only grant you one wish. So … what’ll it be?”

    The woman doesn’t hesitate. She says, “I want peace in the Middle East. See this map? I want these countries to stop fighting with each other.”

    The Genie looks at the map and exclaims, “Gadzooks, lady! These countries have been at war for thousands of years. I’m good, but not THAT good! I don’t think it can be done. Make another wish.”

    The woman thinks for a minute and says, “Well, I’ve never been able to find the right man. You know, one that’s considerate and fun, likes to cook and helps with the housecleaning, is good in bed and gets along with my family, doesn’t watch sports all the time, and is faithful. That’s what I wish for … a good mate.”

    The Genie lets out a long sigh and says, “Let me see that fucking map!”

    • 130 nathkatun7
      May 29, 2012 at 2:55 am

      Amk, your wit and humor, in addition to your serious stuff, makes this place a pleasurable place to come to. May be I am biased because I am a man, but I think Chipsticks owes you, and yardarm, a debt of gratitude for keeping this place real. Even in those times when people are so angry about the negativity peddled by the media, you always find a way to humanize us with your humor. At the same time, your serious tweets and commentaries are so focused on exposing the idiocy and absurdity of the right wingers and their media enablers.

      Personally, I appreciate your witty jokes that make us laugh in order take our minds off the idiocy/silliness constantly peddled by the GOP and the mainstream media.

  35. May 28, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    SCREEEEEEEEECH,……Howdy TODies!!!!!! It’s me rounding the corner on two wheels as I try to make it here in time to make a very late, but another great getting up day (or going to bed} post.

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