Rise and Shine

11:0: PBO attends the second G-20 plenary session

1:30: Attends the third G-20 plenary session

2:45: Attends a working lunch

5:20: Attends the closing ceremony of the G-20 Summit

5:45: Holds a bilateral meeting with President Hu of China

7:30: Holds a press conference

8:40: Departs Los Cabos, Mexico



TPM: A majority of voters agreed with President Obama’s decision to halt deportation of young undocumented immigrants, according to a new Bloomberg Poll out Tuesday … 64 percent of likely voters agree with the new policy, while just 30 percent disagreed.

Along party lines, only Republicans disagreed the move, with 56 percent of likely GOP voters opposed to the policy. Close to 9 in 10 Democrats (86 percent) liked the move. A large majority of independents, 66 percent, backed the decision, while just 26 percent opposed it.

…. Yesterday, a Latino Decisions poll showed that enthusiasm for Obama among Latino voters jumped significantly after the announcement.

More here



Eugene Robinson: Sí, se puede. Yes, it can be done.

President Obama showed last week that it’s possible to find a reasonable, humane solution for at least 800,000 young people who were illegally brought into this country as children. All you need is a moral compass and a heart.

Seems to me that Obama’s unilateral decision to let these non-citizens remain here without fear of deportation should have quieted critics who bray and whine about a supposed lack of bold presidential leadership. It didn’t, of course.

Where is Mitt Romney on all of this, you ask? Excellent question…..

…. It’s tiresome having to spend so much time trying to figure out what Romney really believes. If anything, I mean.

Full article here


ThinkProgress: The 7 Major Issues Mitt Romney Won’t Take A Position On….

1. Romney won’t say whether he would undo Obama’s decision to end deportations of DREAM-eligible immigrants….

2. Romney won’t say whether he’d support the Paycheck Fairness Act…..

3. Romney won’t specify which tax loopholes he’d close….

4. Romney won’t say which federal agencies he’d eliminate….

5. Romney won’t say whether he supports the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

6. Romney won’t say whether he’d support full reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act….

7. Romney won’t say whether say whether he’d eliminate the “carried interest” tax break for private equity partners….

Full post here



Love this from BuzzFeed – ‘Gingrich ditches the press, but no one wants his autograph at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s meeting in Washington, D.C.’

Look at that line!


Morning everyone 😉

118 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    June 19, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Gm every1

  2. 9 Cheryllou
    June 19, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Good morning everyone and congrats Proud Former White House Intern on being #1

  3. 11 Suzette
    June 19, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Good morning all.

  4. June 19, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Our President is so very handsome. Um um!

  5. 15 LOL
    June 19, 2012 at 8:58 am

    That is the saddest elephant I have ever seen…..no, I’m not talking about the one in costume. 🙂

  6. 16 ChristiMTL
    June 19, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Morning Chips and everyone,…

    Haha I see the Autralian PM not too far from the President……

  7. 21 ChristiMTL
    June 19, 2012 at 9:03 am

    I just saw this on twitter

    MSNBC is taking a right turn, 5 a.m.-4 p.m. SE Cupp is joining as host @ 3 p.m.

    I knew she was on the list but is it confirmed now?

    • 22 carolyn
      June 19, 2012 at 9:08 am

      Well, if they do, their ratings will sink like CNN……and probably lower. They are catering to the wrong audience.
      However, we never turn on the TV until early evening…..don’t pollute our air with Cable talkers……..makes a lovely day!

    • 25 Melanie
      June 19, 2012 at 9:10 am

      what I saw was rotating hosts at 3pm. Steve Kornacki, Toure, SE Cupp among the hosts until they decide on a permanent one.

    • 26 COS
      June 19, 2012 at 9:21 am

      So in other words, they decided to replace the male Ratigan with a female Ratigan. I never watched him and I definitely won’t watch her.

    • June 19, 2012 at 9:22 am

      No Krystal Ball? Sadly, the conservatives probably lobbied for Cupp!

  8. June 19, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Good morning, everyone. Looking forward to reading your comments today. This is the best place to visit.

    Just left a comment on the Facebook page called I Will Vote For Obama in 2012, You are encouraged to write in and say why you are voting for Obama. It’s a great page,
    ; let’s you know that there are thousands of folk who see what we see and feel as we do. A nice place to visit if you have been infected with the Cenk, Huffington, Dylan,Mitchell….viruses. Good medicine.

  9. June 19, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Good morning, TOD. Hope everyone’s doing well this Tuesday.

    I’ve now confirmed the person who keeps creating sock accounts on twitter to stalk and slander me is someone who either lurks here, or, I hope not, is a member here. The person has created three such accounts so far including @FourMoreFor44, and last night @LoveOhio1. Each time the pattern is the same: 1) the account is created late at night 2) the person picks people out of my timeline I’ve been having conversations with then repeatedly tweet them things like: “she’s a scam artist,” “she took thousands of dollars from Obama supporters/dog lovers” “ask her what she did with the money….”

    If you are reading this right now, you are a pathetic lying sack of shit. Leave me the fuck alone and get a life.

    • June 19, 2012 at 9:08 am

      I meant to include a 3rd part of the pattern: the troll ALWAYS deletes the sock accounts so s/he leaves no trail of this despicable behavior behind. Coward.

      • 31 jackiegrumbacher
        June 19, 2012 at 9:12 am

        I’m sorry this is happening to you. Can’t conceive of how or why people harbor such hatred. Please blow it off and don’t let one person’s poison bring you down.

        • June 19, 2012 at 9:18 am

          Oh I’m not, Jackie. Just wanted to let the troll know I’m on to its game. I won’t be acknowledging it again.

          Thank you. 🙂

          • 33 Renegade522/AuntSis
            June 19, 2012 at 10:03 am

            wow, I am sorry to hear that. I have been off twitter for about a week. I was spammed or whatever they call it. I got a tweet saying someone was spreading rumors about me. I deleted that person from my timeline and changed my password. Hang in the there.

      • 34 anniebella
        June 19, 2012 at 10:25 am

        Hachiko, the world is fill will evil folks too, the part that gets us through is we know their are kind decent heart people also. How anyone would make a joke out of someone going through a hard time is sick.

        • 35 ChristiMTL
          June 19, 2012 at 10:35 am

          There’s no words……smh…..stay strong Hachiko

        • June 19, 2012 at 12:09 pm

          I let it get to me the last time. Not gonna allow that to happen any more. I’ve got enough to worry about already, Anniebella. Thanks for your support. 🙂

          • 37 0388jojothecat
            June 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm

            Good for you. Just know you have your TOD family who loves ya, your blood family who loves you, and Tucker who definately loves you. Keep you head held high and KNOW THIS TOO SHALL PASS, there will be brighter days ahead, just hold on. God Bless you, were praying for you and you and Tucker are in our thoughts everyday.

    • June 19, 2012 at 9:43 am

      Oh Hachikō, I read your comment here before about someone attacking you on Twitter but I didn’t realize it was happening this regularly, it’s disgusting. I can’t know for sure, of course, but I would be amazed if it was a regular here, they’re good people. I can only guess it was one or more lurker nutjobs, we have plenty of them as my pending/spam folder shows every day, and the comments they leave would make your eyes water. Scumbags, all of them. Stay strong Hachikō.

      • June 19, 2012 at 9:56 am

        I wanted to thank you for the great job you do on this site. Internet bullies, cowards and trolls are really the bane of this new technology era.

        • June 19, 2012 at 10:16 am

          Ah, thank you Daniel. They hardly bother me at all now, they used to but they’re so completely irrational and bigoted I just yawn – and take intense pleasure in clicking ‘spam’ on their comments. So, when they try to comment again they’re stuck in the trash with the people trying to sell us wonder drugs that will enlarge various body parts. If only the bigots could get drugs that would enlarge their brains 🙄

      • June 19, 2012 at 10:02 am

        When I read the tweets last night, I immediately thought of your posts on the lurkers you have to put up with. Some of the sneaky ways they try to get their posts through. The troll reeked of that last night.

    • 45 4morefor44
      June 19, 2012 at 11:04 am

      whoa. has nothing to do with me despite the similar name. good luck

      • June 19, 2012 at 12:13 pm

        Whoa. Believe me when I say that I didn’t even know that we had a TODer with that handle.Wow. This person is more screwed up than I thought. Using other people’s handles to hide behind. Sick.

    • 47 sherijr
      June 19, 2012 at 11:38 am

      I am so sorry to hear of this, I had no idea anyone was stalking you marabout. WE here know better, so do not worry. Take care please.

      • June 19, 2012 at 12:14 pm

        My sweet Sheri. Thank you. I don’t intend to waste my time on that individual any more, dear. Hope all is well. Hope you got some good news! 🙂

        • 49 sherijr
          June 19, 2012 at 12:16 pm

          no news yet.. it will take time for bank to approve my offer, but hopefully not too long. I agree don’t waste any time on a hater.. we know who you are and we’re with you my dear.

  10. June 19, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Quick note before I begin my busy day. Was listening to Joe Madison on way home from Curves. He had Rep. Cleaver on. True, we usually are frustrated with him, but he made a good point and I want to share. He was the first AA may of Kansas City and was re-elected for second term. He said they knew that if he couldn’t be re-elected, the first term was all for naught…..that people would say, “Okay, we gave the AA a chance and he just couldn’t cut it…….that he FAILED…..” He says PO’s re-election carries same thing. He will be called the second Jimmy Carter, etc. (That’s already happening.) The way he and Joe put it: PO’s first election was euphoric; his re-election will be historic.

    • 51 PoliticalJunkessa
      June 19, 2012 at 9:56 am


    • 52 4morefor44
      June 19, 2012 at 11:03 am

      about time, cleaver. many of us were telling his office precisely that a few years ago when he was stoking all the division amongst president obama supporters. cleaver was one of the ones you’d often see disparaging PBO when barack was “compromising” and “selling out” “progressives. better late than never, cleaver. don’t forget it this time, please.

  11. 53 jackiegrumbacher
    June 19, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Hats off to Proud and Jackie. I got so absorbed in the articles and video clip, I forgot to sign in. Saw a tweet this morning that Rubio hasn’t been given vetting papers to fill out for Romney, so the speculation is that he’s not in the running. Guess he lost his luster when he could no longer pretend to be the Dream Act champion.

    • June 19, 2012 at 10:15 am

      Good morning Jackie. I don’t think Rubio was ever in the running for VP. I honestly feel Romney wants a “white” guy that won’t grab his spot light. Just my opinion though.

  12. June 19, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I’ve enjoyed reading the Des Moines Register writeup of Mitt’s visit to Iowa yesterday (a special time for us all):

    My favorite bits:

    Immigration: “He’s in talks about an alternative immigration proposal. Asked how closely he has been working with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida on an immigration reform plan, Romney said his policy chief is talking with Rubio’s staff.”
    – Is Marco Rubio the only person out there with any knowledge of immigration? Our people are talking to his people – great.

    Alternate energy: Romney also gave a nod to the wind energy industry. “You’ve got a fair amount of wind here. Look, I like wind and renewables, I do like all of those but I do like all of our energy resources,” – WTF? DUH.

    My favorite quote was Valley Mitt: ““He said, ‘Here, you can steer,’ and I was like, you know, that’s nothing,” – I was LIKE?

  13. 59 desertflower
    June 19, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Morning! Don’t look now, but Rick Santorium inspired True Blood!!!

    And finally: True Blood creator Alan Ball says that Rick Santorum inspired the hit HBO show, pushing him to explore what “would it be like to have a theocracy in America.”

  14. June 19, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Good morning everyone! Thought you might like a little harmonica improvising this morning! I try to wake up with a song in my head and love in my heart every day! Sometimes I succeed, other times not so much. Enjoy!

  15. 62 LOL
    June 19, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Proving once again…that old age does not equal wisdom.

  16. 73 Mae who love our CIC
    June 19, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Eugene Robinson,
    Willard Romney won’t say because his puppeteers has not given the nod. He think that he can string the American people along with his nonsense. Romney is a dumb azz with no class and very lacking in character. Having money did not improve his intelligence. The simple things in life he suppose to be so clueless about. It just tells me his brain cells did not expand. Being ignorant is a not good choice. Just a big old dummy dunce, very lacking in common courtesy and good manners.

    On the flip side all of this evasiveness and thinking that he does not have to answer questions is all a game. The old rule book might have worked for him four years ago but our President has been teaching the American people every step of the process. If we listen carefully, watch diligently, work expeditiously and smarter we will be victorious. Our President is leading by example and FORWARD,

  17. June 19, 2012 at 10:09 am

    I read this headline this morning: ‘Marco Rubio says he would come to the U.S. illegally if he had to’ http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/marco-rubio-us-illegally/story?id=16601077#.T-CHao5j7zJ

    then I saw this tweet from @jonkarl “GOP sources tell me Marco Rubio is not being vetted by Romney’s VP search team. Details on GMA and here — http://abcn.ws/N3uTdu” and I couldn’t stop laughing. There goes Mittens’ great brown hope!

    • 75 ChristiMTL
      June 19, 2012 at 10:26 am

      I watched MJ this morning for 5 minutes….it was the end of the interview with whatsisname….he had a book about the Tparty, teaevangelists or something…I’ve seen his face many times……well anyway they are taking their country back *yawn*….and than there was another guest talking about Marco Rubio….so (I’m so bad with names) the regular on the panel, lets call him Baldy….he never say anything intelligent anyway was actually comparing Marco Rubio with President Obama when he was a senator, the great speech Senator Obama gave at the 2004 convention and apparently Marco Rubio gave a great speech, well something similar, to who I don’t know. Its insulting that he would even compare the 2 of them……Marco Rubio is not and will never be in the same league as President Obama. Never.

  18. June 19, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Why do Liberal & Democratic leaning shows insist on giving the GOP a venue to rattle off their talking points? It’s not like the GOP has no where to go, they own almost all the damn media.

    • June 19, 2012 at 10:13 am

      I think your second sentence answers your first.

      • June 19, 2012 at 10:40 am

        They are even on shows they don’t own, this is too much.

        • June 19, 2012 at 10:52 am

          I’m very, very cynical about the media. The GOP owns the airwaves and most print. So what we are getting is psy ops propaganda 24/7. The evidence is everywhere. It starts very early each morning with the dominant themes of the day being decided by extreme right wingers Drudge, Politico and Morning Joe. The rest of the day is every outlet falling in line and Dems playing defense.

          • June 19, 2012 at 11:19 am

            Thanks Meta. I’ve been trying to tell people this since 2007. It’s real easy to figure out, anyone can do it. Wake up at 3:00 am and quickly peruse EVERY cable news outlet and the networks. You’ll hear the same talking points from EACH one of them! Then the rest of the day is a re-hash of those talking points. It’s effing insidious!

    • 83 ChristiMTL
      June 19, 2012 at 10:29 am

      I don’t know who decide who will be on……..

    • 84 57andfemale
      June 19, 2012 at 10:40 am

      Perfectly and succinctly stated.

    • 85 57andfemale
      June 19, 2012 at 10:40 am

      Edited to fit a tweet:

  19. June 19, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Housing Permits up sharply in May!
    Also, FED meeting today, many expect some monetary policy.
    Yes, probably an extension of easing to the Banks… Also, Maybe their fortunes don’t trickle down, but if the Banks do Bad, that is when it trickles down, as we saw in 08.
    All eyes on FED!

  20. 87 whatisworking
    June 19, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Another positive housing story

    Americans Sees Biggest Home Equity Jump In 60 Years: Mortgages


    • 88 CEB
      June 19, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Thanks WIW; I love the great, positive information that you always bring that gives a true snapshot of what is going on in the country. I also appreciate the up tone of all of your comments.

    • June 19, 2012 at 10:57 am

      Thank you! Tweeting your links now…..

  21. 90 whatisworking
    June 19, 2012 at 10:38 am

    VA’s Business Conference and Hiring Fair: Putting Vets Back to Work


  22. 91 whatisworking
    June 19, 2012 at 10:39 am

    If you know someone who is receiving SNAPS share this story

    Farmers markets getting money to take food stamps


  23. 92 ChristiMTL
    June 19, 2012 at 10:40 am

  24. 102 amk for obama
    June 19, 2012 at 10:41 am

    • 103 ChristiMTL
      June 19, 2012 at 10:45 am

      It will never happen…..he’s getting away with it because the corrupt media let him get away with it……

  25. 104 Dakota
    June 19, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Good Morning TOD Family!

    They’re working on our internet service @ work this morning. I’m surprised I could get on.

    “You have a lot of chicken in Frankenmuth. Chicken and, you know, noodles. Good German food.”—

    Am I hung-over???

  26. 105 ChristiMTL
    June 19, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Friday Ratings: Sharpton Beats All MSNBC And CNN Primetime Shows In Demo


    Yeaaaa for Rev. Al……..

  27. 106 LOL
    June 19, 2012 at 10:55 am

  28. 108 LOL
    June 19, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Romney to attend the blahs convention (NAACP) in Houston…

  29. 112 anniebella
    June 19, 2012 at 11:05 am

    So Tweety is talking about our FLOTUS double dutching. Now who is middle America, middle class, double dutcthing or dancing horses?

  30. 113 desertflower
    June 19, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Bob posted this site last night. You must see the photos of PBO and Putin that the MSM DON”T show…go half way down the page.I think I clicked to “load more comments” before I found them…then click on the photos to embiggin. SERIOUSLY. PBO is ALPHA here!! His face and mannerisms are definately saying there is a new boss in town, and YOU (Putin) are NOT it! One of the people there last night explained PBO’S body language…and described Putin as timid and weak…and PBO as Alpha, strong and assured. I was taken by these.Also, someone pointed to the “boo boo” that Putin had on his pinkie finger, of the hand being shaken….and the squeeze put on by PBO and the look on his face….priceless. This man is the leader of the world.Hands down. I don’t know how to get those pics over here….but here’s the site


  31. 115 carolyn
    June 19, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Anyone who doesn’t see that and believe it desertflower, has their head stuck up where the sun don’t shine! I thought the same thing when I looked at pictures on daylife. It’s funny, because GWB swaggered and SO wanted to be the alpha male, but he never was. Angela Merkel was. Now…..she’s taking directives from PBO!!!

  32. 116 me4Obama2012
    June 19, 2012 at 11:48 am

    good morning everyone! good morning miss fired up chips 🙂 how come you cropped the G20 pic? the Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is missing 😦

    • June 19, 2012 at 11:52 am

      Morning Me4O, I didn’t crop the pic, that’s the way it was at Daylife. The wider shot photos were poor quality, so I picked this one. How are you doing?

      • 118 me4Obama2012
        June 19, 2012 at 9:43 pm

        Owh..i see. I’m doing good, thank you love! trying to visit my favorite “tod” as much as possible in between, especially when my boss isn’t around 😛 to cool my blood down. that ugly daily caller’s chipmunk and his boy tie boss made my blood boiled up my head still. anyway, i thank you for your hard-work chips! i love you, and our TOD family! xo

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