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  1. 4 Proud Former White House Intern
    June 19, 2012 at 11:02 am


  2. 5 NurseShar
    June 19, 2012 at 11:02 am


  3. 7 Proud Former White House Intern
    June 19, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Love the video

  4. June 19, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Sure they have a lot of chicken in Frankenmuth but the real question is are the trees the right height?

    • June 19, 2012 at 11:09 am

      And are the trees German, Derbingle?

      • June 19, 2012 at 11:12 am

        LOL!! What about the chickens? Are they German and what’s their average height?

        • June 19, 2012 at 11:16 am

          We’re going to have to demand that the chickens produce their long form birth certs, this German allegation is deeply troubling.

          • June 19, 2012 at 11:27 am

            This is why the chickens begged Romney not to come to Frankenmuth. They knew some enterprising blogger would start asking questions.

            • 15 jacquelineoboomer
              June 19, 2012 at 11:42 am

              Like: Is Romney in favor of everybody’s drinkin’ the German beer from the area, while he talks, to ease the pain of listening?

              • June 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm

                The chickens do not allow drinking when Mitt is talking. The alcohol is exclusively for them and no one else. That’s the only way they can get through one of his speeches.

                • 17 jacquelineoboomer
                  June 19, 2012 at 12:05 pm

                  Oh, yes, I see that now. Ha!

                  • June 19, 2012 at 12:15 pm

                    LOL!! I was confused until one of the chickens explained it to me. And I told him either he’s going to wind up on someone’s plate or getting the 3-4pm time slot on MSNBC. Oddly enough he chose the plate.

                    • 19 jacquelineoboomer
                      June 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm

                      Hey, now, that 3-4pm time slot reference really made me howl! Or should it be cluck!

                      I do understand how you’d rather be talking to a chicken. Maybe Romney’s trying out to be President Obama’s Republican USDA Chair, after PBO is re-elected. I dunno – I also hear Romney’s very up on trees of the right height, so maybe he’ll be an environmental guru? Or something nice in the logging industry? Maybe those are his hidden talents (’cause he sure doesn’t have any visible talents).

  5. 20 NurseShar
    June 19, 2012 at 11:07 am

    He really has no idea how to relate to people.

  6. 28 desertflower
    June 19, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Takes a noodle to know a noodle! Bringing this over:

    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


    • June 19, 2012 at 11:10 am

      Great pics Desertflower, loved them.

      • 30 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        June 19, 2012 at 11:20 am

        Good day df and Chips and everyone,

        Here’s a direct link to Clem’s comment that has the series of photos:


        The blog was created and is moderated by some buddies of mine 🙂

        The link in df’s comment is just a little summary I prepared for those needing to get it straight about our President. That blog is read by all kinds of lurkers 😉


        • June 19, 2012 at 11:24 am

          Thanks for that link Bobfr. BTW is it me or does it look like Assad is doubling down? He’s as nutty as his father was and that’s saying something.

          • 32 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
            June 19, 2012 at 11:45 am

            He’s on the same path as Gaddafi. Based on various input, 90 days max, likely sooner. He’ll torture and kill as many as he can in the interval, but do note that now he’s firing artillery & StoS missiles at places his army used to occupy, and significant sections of the country are effectively liberated now.


      • 34 desertflower
        June 19, 2012 at 11:41 am

        Thank Bob for his link:) We won’t see those from the MSM. Very apparent to me who’s in charge here.

    • 35 carolyn
      June 19, 2012 at 11:19 am

      Bringing my comment over from previous thread….I thought exactly the same thing when I saw the pictures yesterday from Daylife. Yes, PBO is definitely the alpha male in the group. GWB SO wanted to be that, but Angela Merkel was. Now, she’s taking directives from our PBO! Putin is practically bowing and scraping. I noticed the handshake between the two…..Putin was no match!

  7. 37 amk for obama
    June 19, 2012 at 11:13 am

    24×7 lies, gaffes, general cluelessness, no tax returns, no stand on any major policy issues – How far the msm go to prop up this man?

  8. 39 Bill R.
    June 19, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Coloradans think Romney is cluess too: Obama up 49-42, up in all age groups except over 64. Leads 2-1 in 30 and under. http://t.co/iXNr3n3j

  9. 51 carolyn
    June 19, 2012 at 11:21 am

    So, does Romney’s staff give him little index cards when he gets to a new place: ” Frankenmuth (Michigan) a German town famous for chicken and noodles” hoping he can run with that? I’ve been to Frankenmuth, and it is a delightful place, and the chicken restaurants are great. So is the Christmas store,and the clock tower with bells…….and much more. I bet he didn’t even know it was in the state before this trip!

  10. 52 Linda
    June 19, 2012 at 11:23 am

    As ThinkProgress reported yesterday, a group of Catholic nuns has kicked off a nine-state bus tour to protest cuts to the social safety net that were included in the House Republican budget. The nuns will be visiting the offices of ten Republican lawmakers, stopping yesterday the office of Rep. Steve King (R-IA). Here are photos of the event from the Des Moines Register:

    When asked for comment on the visit, King’s office responded with an email that “did not say anything specifically about the nuns,” according to the Associated Press. The nuns will be visiting the office of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) today.


  11. 53 LOL
    June 19, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Shi* just got real

    The Daily Telegraph reports that a ship carrying military helicopters and missiles to Syria from Russia has been turned back off the Scottish coast, after its insurance was canceled on order of the British government. The insurer, Standard Club, released a statement saying that it canceled the cover “in view of the nature of the voyage.” The cancellation came after British security officials informed the insurer that the shipment would likely be a breach of EU sanctions.

    According to the US, Russia has continued to ship 20 Mig-29 M2 fighters to Syria, per the two countries’ 2007 military contract. The cancellation comes a day after Russia announced it was sending two amphibious assault ships to its naval base in Tartus.

    From talking points memo

    • 54 Bill
      June 19, 2012 at 11:37 am

      That is incredible. So a country that considers itself a world power is backing down from an obligation because a British insurance company is dropping its coverage. Putin is a real tough guy.

      • 55 Liberal Librarian
        June 19, 2012 at 12:09 pm

        It was a lot easier when Russia was the Soviet Union. No worries about insurance then. Now it’s just another capitalist country.

        • 56 Dudette
          June 19, 2012 at 3:16 pm

          It’s a new day. Country First was a joke in 2008; it was always Money First. Apparently now that applies to Russia too.

    • 57 Linda
      June 19, 2012 at 11:50 am

      Here is a link…..this part in interesting.

      As first revealed by The Sunday Telegraph at the weekend, the US notified the UK government that the insurance was British last week.

      As it neared the Dutch coast, the authorities there also hailed the ship, the security sources said, and it made an abrupt turn, heading towards Scotland. It was last night now off the coast of the Hebrides but with no insurance covering the ship security sources say it may now have to return to port.


      • June 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm

        Sheesh. I bet we could have brought down Saddam Hussein a whole lot easier if we had just looked into his insurance policy.

        • 59 elo4obama/biden
          June 19, 2012 at 5:17 pm

          Incredible, isn’t it? Who freakin knew? Insurance? Really? Maybe Putin is going to be smarter than I thought. Hey, but Al Capone was brought down by the IRS ya know. Money talks! Let’s not risk the just in case sh*t happens being without insurance!

    • 60 theo67
      June 19, 2012 at 12:07 pm


  12. 61 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 19, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Sharing #GroversRover with a couple of folk who probably won’t appreciate it 😉

    They’ll each get another missive about #BainMitt later today …


  13. June 19, 2012 at 11:26 am

    It’s not very nice of me – but I think it’s funny when they mess up the name of the town they’re in.

    Apparently Mitt said he was in Des Moines when he was greeting the crowd in Davenport yesterday. That’s not usually appreciated.

    Today apparently while in Frankenmuth (MI), Ann exclaimed “I spent my summers right here in Manistee on Lake Michigan” – I had to look it up, one’s on the west coast of MI and the other is on the eastern side, not apparently on any lake.

    Heck, even Sarah Palin (of course) left her mark in 2008, greeting us Iowans with “Hello, Grand Rapids!” when she was in Cedar Rapids.

  14. 65 evonnc
    June 19, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Wow, and this guy wants to meet world leaders. Merkel look out!

  15. 66 Bill R.
    June 19, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Voters like PBO’s action to support Dreamers:” President Barack Obama’s high-profile shift on immigration last week — announcing plans to grant temporary legal status to as many as 800,000 undocumented people brought to American soil as children — has the overwhelming support of likely voters in a new Bloomberg poll released Tuesday.”
    Sixty-four percent of them — and 66% of independents, the frequently up-for-grabs voters thought to decide elections — support the president’s decision.

  16. 68 LOL
    June 19, 2012 at 11:35 am

    3.1 million young people have health care thanks to ACA


    • 69 jacquelineoboomer
      June 19, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      Romney doesn’t care. He thinks they can just “borrow money from their parents,” if they get sick.

      Hopefully, the parents care! And the young people now covered, of course. And, hopefully, everybody eligible will VOTE.

      • 70 susanne
        June 19, 2012 at 5:18 pm

        well, and they can start a business! work hard, make some money, buy an insurance company.

        • 71 jacquelineoboomer
          June 19, 2012 at 5:23 pm

          Good point. They could give away insurance to their friends. Everybody else can work as janitors in schools, to earn their health care – or at least maybe a visit to the school nurse. Sounds good.

  17. 72 amk for obama
    June 19, 2012 at 11:37 am

  18. 73 whatisworking
    June 19, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Now for some of the recurring themes I try and post at this wonderful blog


    Last night I processed the I’m In” cards from the Wed. Night Farmers Market. We had 6 folks sign up to volunteer. Woot.

    Now I am preparing for the market again tomorrow. One of the things I noticed was that in our community there is a large hispanic population that attends these markets. So…..

    I went looking for a fact sheet on the policy. the best one I found was at


    (there is a spanish version also)

    I shortened it so it fits on a half sheet (spanish on one side, english on the other.)

    If anyone has another version please let me know.

    It would be fun to hear what others are doing at events to bring in voters, volunteers, etc.

    • June 19, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      Recruiting 6 volunteers is a LOT!! Congrats on that score. I love your idea of having the Immigration Directive printed up in Spanish. Brilliant. Let us know how it goes. Our street fair season has just begun, so there will be a lot of tabling at those.

  19. 75 amk for obama
    June 19, 2012 at 11:40 am

  20. 76 Cheryllou
    June 19, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Buzzfeed has up 56 pics of President Obama’s Early Days in Chicago.http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/56-images-from-barack-obamas-early-career-in-chic

  21. 82 whatisworking
    June 19, 2012 at 11:47 am


    Lets all sign this letter of support for President Obama


    I know this has probably been posted before but if you have not already signed this petition in support of the Dream Act, please do.


  22. 83 Bill R.
    June 19, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Mittens gets overwhelming support to extend Bush Tax cuts permanently:
    Greg Sargent ‏@ThePlumLineGS
    Poll finds only 18% back Romney’s plan to extend Bush tax cuts permanently: http://wapo.st/LzfLpL

    • 84 anniebella
      June 19, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      Bill R., what does the poll says about Mitt Romney plan for his 5 trillion dollar tax cuts for the rich?

  23. 85 desertflower
    June 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I cry. For these people, and a country that can never be truly exceptional unless it cares for ALL Americans.


  24. 86 amk for obama
    June 19, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    • 90 Bill
      June 19, 2012 at 12:27 pm

      It is a shame Cohen is not the person his mother was, but it is a beautiful tribute to a woman from a generation that made our country what it is.

    • 91 daisydem
      June 19, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      Beautifully expressed and poignant. I loved reading it. Thanks for sharing.

  25. 92 donna dem 4 obama
    June 19, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Who the hell talks like that? This guy has to be one of the “Pod People”, He cannot possibly be real. He is about as authentic as a wooden nickle.

  26. June 19, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Time’s Michael Scherer (sp?) thinks Willard is doing great on his bus tour, really relating to people, that his hokeyness is who he is, he’s sincere, that many of his awkward comments were written for him —–so he could make fun of himself???—–so someone wrote about the trees at the right height and lots of chicken in Frankenmuth???—–fire that writer!—-that he’s older than Obama so he can’t be as cool——or something—–and the whole gang there on Alex Wagner are really working overtime to again excuse and provide cover for Willard. Do they all get a million dollar bonus if Willard wins?

    • 94 sherijr
      June 19, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      one thing they’ll get – no higher taxes on their million dollar checks if their pal Romney wins.

    • 95 jacquelineoboomer
      June 19, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      Oh, good, just what we need is another hokey “isn’t everybody for another war?” president, after W and many others. Wonder if any of those hearing Romney on his bus tour would be able to repeat ONE FREAKIN’ POLICY POINT HE SAID during the stops, or just guffaw at and pass along the Obama-bashing and all of Romney’s comments indicative of his lunacy?

      We’ve also confirmed that people like Michael Scherer and Alex Wagner and their gangs are the real freaks.

    • June 19, 2012 at 12:38 pm

      They all read emails from the Robney Camp, if their comments are totally favorable to Robney, or if the comments are anti Obama- it’s obvious!

  27. 98 trinisamba
    June 19, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Hi Folks, you all know that I am all the way in Trinidad and it is difficult at times to understand what’s going on in the U.S.A. I need the help of ALL TODers. Please help me……………………………Does Romney have a brain? (Tongue in cheek) ………………….HELP!!!!! 😉
    It’s a holiday here today and I am trying to relax after spending many hours in the Emergency Room with my mother yesterday

    • 99 jacquelineoboomer
      June 19, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      So sorry to hear about your mother – hope all is well today.

      I’ll take a stab at your “Does Romney have a brain?” question. My answer would be: Uh, no. 🙂

      • 100 trinisamba
        June 19, 2012 at 12:42 pm

        Thanks for caring. She is much better today but I think she is mentally ready to meet her maker but her body is fighting on. To your answer…………..I didn’t think so.

  28. June 19, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Btw- Alex Wagner gets about 300k People to watch Her Show, or less than 1% of the US population.
    Nobody watches Her except for DC politicians and other Media types! She is only talking to Her Peers and Colleagues, who demand this treatment of Robney.

  29. 106 socasweet
    June 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Hi trinisamba,

    Your compatriot here from Santa Cruz in Trinidad. Sorry to hear about your mother. Please let me know if I can help in any way. My prayers go out to you and your family.

  30. 107 trinisamba
    June 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    jacquelineoboomer & socasweet ……………………thanks for your prayers and good thoughts.

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