Hey, Japa!

Hope you’re having a perfect day 😉

167 Responses to “Hey, Japa!”

  1. 1 Roberta in MN
    June 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    First, Second, hird?

  2. 2 Roberta in MN
    June 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    First, Whoot.

  3. 3 Roberta in MN
    June 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Just on twitter making a comment about the foursome for the Bashir time line. Not too happy about Cupp and Toure, but will watch a couple of times to see how they do.

    • 4 Liberal Librarian
      June 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm

      Well, I hope Krystal Ball stays Krystal Ball and doesn’t get “host-itis” like MHP did.

      • June 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm

        I’m half-afraid that might happen. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it won’t.

      • 8 Roberta in MN
        June 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm

        Something happens to these people once they have a show. Steady income do you think? And then I wonder how much Comcast has to do with programing now.

      • 9 Waltjack
        June 22, 2012 at 11:33 am

        MHP is ok, she’s a progressive and I love her show. She is fair and delivers many views of the progressives. Remember, MHP is a teacher and must give her students a very accurate account of the facts. Let up please, as progressives we all have some different views depending on the topic.

      • 10 Obama Grandmama
        June 22, 2012 at 1:16 pm

        When I saw Krystal on Lawrence last night I wanted to tweet her (I don’t have that capability) to tell her not to try so hard when he gave her something to read on the teleprompter because her eyebrows were going up and down in a crazy manner that was disturbing. Her normal behavior is more relaxed and natural.

    • 11 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      June 21, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      Tweet her and tell her!


  4. 12 sherijr
    June 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Happy Birthday Japa, have a lovely Birthday & First day of Summer! Today is my eldest son’s birthday also 🙂

  5. 13 GGail
    June 21, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Good west coast early evening Chipsticks & TOD family!
    I’ve got a few minutes to sneak a peek and what do I find……Japa21 has a birthday today!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Japa!!

  6. June 21, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Torre is best friends with Dylan. A rerun?
    S.E. Crap is garbage… CornHacky is like Ezra Klein, all over the Place.
    Krystal Ball is beautiful and smart.
    Any questions?

    • 15 Linda
      June 21, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      I won’t watch any of them except Krystal Ball.

      Toure is a wise ass..

      Cupp is a phoney baloney and works for Glenn Beck on the Blaze

      Kornacki is a far left loon and always tries to present both sides….he has no convictions.

    • 18 Bill
      June 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      Does Toure just have one name? Maybe he was a soccer player before becoming whatever he is now.

  7. 19 cozimfree
    June 21, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Happy Birthday Japa!

  8. 20 ourmanflint
    June 21, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Happy Birthday Japa21!!!!!!! Best wishes to you

  9. 21 Tally
    June 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm


  10. June 21, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Happy Birthday Japa!

    Wow..FLOTUS must be a real Japa fan to interrupt her commencement address just to wish him a happy birthday! 🙂

    • 23 vcprezofan2
      June 21, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      It’s her way to sincerely apologize for sending their last ‘love’ letter by way of his wife. 😆

  11. 24 criquet
    June 21, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Happy Birthday Japa.

  12. 25 Claire
    June 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Why doesn’t the media write as many articles about romney not releasing his taxes like they did the President’s birth certificate? Everyday major news outlet would publish trash from any nut that questioned the President’s birth place. But, no one cares about romney’s taxes. No twitter ambush… nothing.

    • 26 anniebella
      June 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      Claire, email, tweet the media and ask them the very question you are asking.

    • 27 Bill
      June 21, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      I think the campaign will hit Willard hard on his tax returns in September and October.

      • 28 ewok2
        June 21, 2012 at 6:12 pm

        I Had to de lurk to say that I remember when I was buying my first home I had to show the bank 3 years of tax returns to be approved for the mortgage. Now a Presidential candidate running for the most powerful position in the world want to insult us and show the voters only his doctored 2010 and 2011 tax returns. I believe that Rob-mey made a killing between 2007-2009 when the stock market crashed, we need to know what he did then. If this was President Obama the media would be calling him a tax evader, dishonest and un American, especially if he had stashed millions off-shore to avoid paying US taxes. The dishonest media is giving Mitt a big pass here.

        • 29 Zekke LyDonna
          June 21, 2012 at 7:13 pm

          Mark Rich thinks PBO/Dems need to make #MittRomney’s SECRECY a major campaign issue. Repugs have great success using fear on their peeps. How afraid can we make them of a potential #Robme presidency?


  13. 30 utaustinliberal
    June 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Happy Birthday Japa! Hope you have a “Michelle Obama full of fun day” 😀

    Happy that MSNBC hired Krystal Ball for the new show The Cycle. Steve Kornacki’s good too. Tourè is an annoying pissant and know-it-all who like to hear himself speak. S.E. Cupp is a moron. All she does is spew Glenn Beck insane crap. And I mean insane!

    I’ll tune in because I like Krystal and Steve’s analysis – like Krystal’s more – and want to observe the direction of the show.

  14. June 21, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Not that I believe polls, but what is up with Michigan?

    • 33 anniebella
      June 21, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      What does Michigan poll say?

    • 34 Bill R.
      June 21, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      PPP has Obama +14 Recent poll. If you are going to watch polls, watch the ones that are reliable and highly rated. PPP is the gold standard.

      • 35 4morefor44
        June 21, 2012 at 6:27 pm

        actually, i remember a study from a couple years ago that showed ann seltzer, who just did that bloomberg poll showing PBO up 13%, as the most accurate pollster. seemed like the msm really wanted to keep that part quiet about her “outlier” showing barack expanding his lead…by a lot!!

  15. 36 Linda
    June 21, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    OMG… are you watching Hardball ?

    Sandusky sexually abused his own adopted son.

    • June 21, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      yet Sandusky’s wife testified in his behalf…

      but they are all guilty…Penn State officials….the police and the current Gov of PA..Tom Corbett…….who was the DA during that time….he supposedly conducted a 3 year investigation..but came up with nothing…you have to wonder why that is…

      • 38 jackiegrumbacher
        June 21, 2012 at 8:41 pm

        Because he wanted to be governor and didn’t want any fuss made about a popular man and institution. Corbett could care less about the children involved.

  16. 39 ChristiMTL
    June 21, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    As far as the new MSNBC show The Cycle….

    ”it’s an ensemble show with all four hosts appearing regularly, “with each one taking turns facilitating the discussion.” Sound vaguely familiar? Nonetheless, executive producer Steve Friedman denied basing the show off Fox News’ The Five.”

    The 4 of them are going to be on on every show?

    I never watched The Five

    The only thing I could think of would be….mmm like the View or the Talk?……

    It’s a mess anyway, no matter how much I like Krystal Ball, I can’t watch SE Cupp, she’s a loud RWNJ and take way too much space. She interrups and is rude.

  17. 40 ChristiMTL
    June 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Bonne fête Japa!…….

  18. 41 Bill R.
    June 21, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    A good read on why the Bloomberg poll done by Ann Seltzer matters: http://t.co/mka3jChf

  19. June 21, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Happy Bday to Japa, who shares a bday with my oldest daughter. It’s a good date—first day of summer. I told her I loved her little, I love her big, I love her like a little pig. (family poem—-hi-brow literature) 🙂

  20. 44 utaustinliberal
    June 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    The GOP really think voters are fools. I tweeted about student loans using the hashtag PBO requested we all use. #DontDoubleMyRate I asked @Senate_GOPs ( the twitter handle for senate GOP) why they aren’t doing anything about student loans. The guy who runs the twitter feed and is also the Digital Communications Adviser, Ryan Wrasse tweeted me back and said the GOP had already passed a student loans bill. I told him that I’m not a fool and I know that they included cuts to preventive care for women to pay for the bill and now he says that PBO also included that same cut in his budget. Really? 🙄 I’m going to check that out. But I’ll also need some TOD magic. 🙂

    • 45 vcprezofan2
      June 21, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      Hey Utal, the very article he shared discussed the fact that the issue is not settled.

      Democrats were helped in their cause when student groups came out against the GOP bill, even though the same groups have been agitating for a rate freeze for months. “It’s counterintuitive,” acknowledged House Education and the Workforce Committee ranking member George Miller, D-Calif. “But it’s a ‘Sophie’s Choice.’ It’s unacceptable” to ask members to choose between students finances and children’s health care. Still, 13 Democrats flouted Pelosi’s recommendation that they reject the bill and voted for it. They include Democrats in more conservative districts such as Reps. John Barrow, D-Ga., and Jim Matheson, D-Utah.

      Thirty Republicans—some tea party-endorsed members like Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho, and some more established conservatives like Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina—also voted against the bill, making for a minor cliff-hanger of a vote heading in to the weekend. Conservative groups like the Club for Growth and Heritage Action opposed the bill.

    • June 21, 2012 at 7:12 pm

      yes saw a bit of that ut_ I’ll see what I can find (not one of the best here finding stuff) but I’ll retweet your responses and direct some shots to him also….I agree. They think we’re all like their base, stupid and won’t question their lies. We’re not!

  21. 47 0388jojothecat
    June 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Happy happy birthday to youuuuuuu. You share a birthday with Prince William. King Japa21 forever!

  22. 48 Pamela
    June 21, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Happy Birthday Japa, from one old thing to another! 😆

  23. June 21, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Like to see this in N.C.

  24. 51 Roberta in MN
    June 21, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Happy Birthday Japa21. I am sorry I didn’t notice the Chips print job on the Happy Birthday Certificate. Man, I am out of it today. I signed up for the opening of the OFA office in Rochester, MN tomorrow night. 2 blocks from my apartment, how great is that?. Exercise exercise. 🙂

  25. 52 utaustinliberal
    June 21, 2012 at 6:06 pm

  26. 55 utaustinliberal
    June 21, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Ryan doesn’t know who he’s messing with. 🙂

  27. 57 whatisworking
    June 21, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Infographic: Media Consolidation – The Illusion of Choice

  28. 58 utaustinliberal
    June 21, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    • June 21, 2012 at 6:27 pm

      BOOM! I would wager that Mr. Ryan didn’t bargain for such swift, accurate pushback…

      Keep up the excellent work, UT!

    • 60 desertflower
      June 21, 2012 at 7:35 pm

      I can almost see him, throwing up his hands and saying, “What? What did I lie about?” feigning ignorance….

  29. 61 PoliticalJunkessa
    June 21, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Happy Birthday, Japa!

  30. June 21, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Evening guys.

    Today is the first day of my 7 on/7 off at my new job, and right now, I’m sitting here and just waiting for the work to come in, but it betta come in before 7:30, cause I’m outta here.

    The new job after the busy-ness of the morning is fairly evenly spaced flow-wise on the evening, so I’m just chillaxing til the next specimen comes in and catchin up on my blogroll for the day.

    • June 21, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      I must have missed something. What is 7 on/7 off? You got a new job? when? Was that the same job you told us about a few weeks ago?

      • 64 lamh35
        June 21, 2012 at 9:27 pm

        7 on/7off means working 7 days straight and then off 7 days straight. Yep it’s the same job. I went from PRN to FT.

        • June 21, 2012 at 9:29 pm

          Sounds like a tough schedule Lamh, hope all goes well.

          • 66 lamh35
            June 21, 2012 at 9:37 pm

            Not really that bad Chips. In the morning, it’s just a basic 8 hour day, in the evenings, it basically the same thing I used to do anyway. I’m on the sofa on the computer, just at work, there is no tv and I’m waiting for some specimen to come to the MIcro lab to setup.

    • 67 Dudette
      June 21, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      Woot! Congrats on the new gig, lamh!

  31. June 21, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Happy Birthday Japa!

  32. 70 susanne
    June 21, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    bringing this over from the last thread….votevets needs our help!

    are we surprised that the repugs are targeting vets and active duty voters, in their campaign to disenfranchise those who are likely to vote for pbo?

    votevets.org sent out an email this morning, asking for signatures on a petition to investigate and halt the republican attacks on voting rights. you don’t have to be a vet, or have served in the armed forces–you are eligible to sign if you have a family member who has served.

    please read the petition, as it outlines some of the disgusting maneuvers the repugs have used to take voting rights from our veterans. then sign it! and pass it on…


  33. 73 whatisworking
    June 21, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    National Women’s Law Center Launches Site Celebrating Title IX and Calling for Action to Defend the Law


    more examples of women standing up for women

  34. 74 utaustinliberal
    June 21, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    I love it when I can use facts to dispel GOP lies.

    • June 21, 2012 at 6:51 pm

      You rock UT! You are a star!

    • 76 vcprezofan2
      June 21, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      😀 UTAL, you do good work! I admire the fact you have info at your fingertips. Fighting for your future, you are! 😆 Wish there was a ‘proud’ smilie. I’ll have to substitute a couple of hugs… {{UTAL}}

  35. 77 Ladyhawke
    June 21, 2012 at 6:29 pm


    John Kasich – “Anybody Rooting Against An Improved Economy Has Something Wrong With Them”

    (h/t Lis Smith tweet)

  36. 82 Ladyhawke
    June 21, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Florida GOP To Mitt Romney: Drop Dead


    Despite Romney campaign request to Gov. Rick Scott to tone down talk of economic recovery, Florida Republicans are still hyping the accomplishments of their governor — and by extension, President Barack Obama. This email went out to reporters today, hours after the Bloomberg report. posted Jun 21, 2012 4:37pm EDT



  37. 83 whatisworking
    June 21, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Those folks in Michigan seem to be effectively mobilizing

    Michigan Group Submits More Than Double the Signatures to Protect Collective Bargaining Rights


  38. 84 Liberal Librarian
    June 21, 2012 at 6:40 pm

  39. 86 vcprezofan2
    June 21, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Many happy returns, Japa! And even if we’re off a bit, the greetings stand. 😉

    You know, Chips Chica, you do scarey things with photos. Very often these days I’m reminded that I can’t always believe what I see with my own eyes and that unnerves me. That greeting looks so at home on that degree, if just a wee bit lopsided, that if I didn’t know it hadn’t been there before and if I hadn’t been looking for it I’d never have noticed. Makes it hard to know what to believe sometimes, I tell you.

  40. 87 Zekke LyDonna
    June 21, 2012 at 6:44 pm


    -#Republicans Holding Nearly 3 Million Transportation Jobs Hostage For 6,000 Temporary Oil Jobs.

    -#-Moody’s downgrades major U. S. Banks. Who could possibly have seen that coming?

    -@ChuckGrassley office LEAKS like a sive. Where is the INVESTIGATION? Republicans have ALWAYS been leakers.

    –#U.S. Border more secure than ever. Media ignores Positive #BorderSecurity enforcement facts.

    -#WallStreet is doing FINE-over 12,500. #CorporateAmerican is doing FINE-Record Profits. #PrivateSectorJobs have gown for 24 straight Months.

    -#CorporateAmerica is sitting on 2 TRILLION DOLLARS in CASH. Doing FINE.

    -What does #SheldonAdelson want?
    -What does #FoxNews owner #RupertMurdoch want?
    -@TheJusticeDept U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations: #RupertMurdoch, #Newscorp, #SheldonAdelson ?
    -The FBI Is Investigating Rupert Murdoch’s Allegedly Corrupt Russian Advertising Firm
    -Sheldon Adelson, has been under criminal investigation for the last year by the Department of Justice and the Securities Exchange Commission for alleged bribery of foreign officials.

    -CandyCrowley thinks @BarackObama has NO Accomplishments. This is @CNN journalism-FOXLite.

    -Media only reports FLORIDA #VOTERPurge, ignores #VoterSuppression everywhere else.

    -Media ignores #FairPayAct, women’s workplace inequality.

    -#MittRomeny fumbles & stumbles along, so Media repeatedly reports #Obama2012 stumbling.
    -#CrossRoadsGPS being sued for FEC violations

    -@BarackObama has great poll #’s, Media expresses skepticism. @Obama2012 has negative poll #’s, MSM predicts doom.

    -#Reagan & #OliverNorth sold GUNS to Iran, DRUGS to Black Community, DEATH to El Salvador.

    -@JoyVBehar says ‘A compassionate Conservative is like a Vegetarian Canibal.’
    -@DailyShowTV ‘Dazed & Confused’ about #Fast&Furious.

  41. 90 carolyn
    June 21, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    A little OT here, but today I went to our locally owned paint/wallpaper store…..a great store. I needed to choose borders for two bedrooms. I walked in the wallpaper area, and saw the decorator, Paula and a man I didn’t know standing by some of the shelves. I heard him say; “I like Obama,I’m going to vote for him.” She answered, “me too.” I joined in with “We’re lucky to have him.” She walked over nodding, and I said “If not for him, we would be losing social security and medicare.” She agreed. Later on, another decorator started helping us find the wallpaper borders…..not an easy job!…..and mentioned someone’s daughter with no health insurance……she’s 22……I said, “She should have it until she’s 26 now.” They agreed Yes, they know the benefits of the ACA.
    This conversation was in red state Oklahoma. I think there are more quiet supporters of the President, and more adults knowledgeable about the ACA than any poll ever shows. All three of these people are in the age/race demographic which is supposed to not be for the President, as am I.
    Most people do not speak up and make noise.
    I think an interesting, important word in that first sentence was “like”…..yes, people just like him. His likability scale is way high. People do NOT like Romney, and ultimately people will vote for the one they like more.

    • 91 LOL
      June 21, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      Good on you carolyn. I think Mitt reminds everybody of the guy who sold you your first (lemon) car or the guy who fired your dad..No one likes him. If Michelle can get 2800- a crowd larger than Mittens ever got on his bus trip-that’s saying something.

    • June 21, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      Love hearing stories like that.

  42. 93 debbyeOh
    June 21, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Happy b’day, Japa! Sorry I’m late to the party, hope your day was wonderful! 🙂

  43. June 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    What??? Crazy nutball teabagger In. GOP senate candidate releases vid praising Sup. Ct. overturning healthcare act


    • 95 vcprezofan2
      June 21, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      UPDATE: But wait — there’s more! Mourdock uploaded three MORE videos so as to cover multiple contingencies in the Supreme Court decision. There’s a video for a ruling that upholds the Affordable Care Act, one for a split decision and one for a totally inconclusive decision. Here’s one script:

      🙄 🙄

      • June 21, 2012 at 7:24 pm

        I just saw that—-his staff must be as bright as he is and had a little whoopsie moment, kinda jumped the gun. This guy is a real piece of work—-the one who defeated Lugar for being nice to Obama that one time.

        • 97 vcprezofan2
          June 21, 2012 at 7:29 pm

          Did you also notice the campaign’s explanation? Lord preserve us if these truly ‘prepared’ types get near the WH!

          UPDATE II: Mourdock spokesman Chris Conner said in an email the campaign was just going out of its way to cover its bases. “Like the vast majority of Hoosiers, Richard hopes the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare, which our opponent Joe Donnelly dutifully supported. But as the Boy Scouts say, ‘be prepared,'” he said.

  44. 98 trinisamba
    June 21, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Happy Birthday to yah, Happy Birthday to yah, Happy Birthday!!! (Singing Stevie Wonders’ version). Hope you had a great day Japa!!!

  45. 100 utaustinliberal
    June 21, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Gasp! Leslie Sanchez GOP commentator on CNN actually admitted to being wrong. Pigs are flying people.

  46. June 21, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    happy bd apaj, i mean japa……back to nibby nobby land. thts is why i dont take medicinnt, but the itch is killing me. i dont know whther to scratch or wind my pocket watch. it took 10 minutes for me to tye this. g’nite, lights out again.

  47. June 21, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Obama 50-46!

    A bump from what?

    • 106 vcprezofan2
      June 21, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      Jovie, been meaning to ask – have you finally started a twitter account? Earlier I stumbled onto a jovie account with no tweets, but a couple of TOD followers. Is that you?

    • 111 Nena20409
      June 21, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      It is registered Voters.

      The Bloomberg Poll was of Likely voters. Please people keep that in mind. Likely voters are the Cream d’ la of pollsters. That’s why the media is so quick to call it an outlier. But they are wrong. Likely voters, means those who are more likely to vote. Registered voters are not always going to vote. Lawrence O’Donnell made that point yesterday. Registered voters will always be narrower than Likely Voters. pres Obama has 78% of his supporters willing and eager to vote for him. Willard Mitterrand Romney, the ordained lying bishop has 39% of TBGOPers eager to vote for him.

      Pres Obama is up in FL per Quinnpiac today, 46% to Romney’s 42%. A 10% points swing from last month when they had Romney at 47% and pres Obama at 41%.

      The media is trying so hard for Romney. But Americans are waking up. That is a good thing.

  48. June 21, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Democrats, labor unions and civil rights groups are convinced Republicans are scheming to steal the election from President Barack Obama by suppressing the liberal vote, and they’re girding for battle.

    Groups on the left are spending more than they have in any previous election to lawyer up, get voters registered early and flood polling locations with trained poll workers and election watchdogs.


  49. June 21, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    utaustinliberal is kicking ass and taking names.

    • 116 utaustinliberal
      June 21, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      Thanks Margie. It’s all hands on deck. The GOP is not going to win this time. We’re putting PBO back in the white house for 4 More Years! And making sure we reduce corrupt GOP influence in the House and Senate. 😀

  50. 118 anniebella
    June 21, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    What time do POTUS suppose to speak tomorrow at the Latino event that that liar guy spoke at today?

  51. 120 Liberal Librarian
    June 21, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Ok, back on twitter. Working too much and I’m burned out on wine trip planning.

    • 121 utaustinliberal
      June 21, 2012 at 8:34 pm

      “Burned out on wine trip planning”…….now why did that make me chuckle? 😆

      Hey….I see you here, I’m having a hilarious conversation with you on twitter at the same time. Wizard! Wizard! Wizard! 😀 😀

  52. 123 desertflower
    June 21, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Happy birthday, japa 🙂 May I just say that this family, this community of passionate, knowledgeable activism, is a sight to behold. Whether we do it quitely, or call someone out forcefully on Twitter (UT!) we are a pretty amazing cooperative of people…I am amazed and happy to hang here.

  53. 125 Zekke LyDonna
    June 21, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    #NancyPelosi is taking it to the Rethugs. She has accused Rethugs of trying to take out Attorney General Eric Holder to stop his investigation into #VoterSuppression.

  54. June 21, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Mittens’ Billionaire Backers:


  55. June 21, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Moody’s downgraded 15 world Banks including JP Morgan.
    Dow lost 250 as a result.
    Playing games!

    • June 21, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      All this stuff is way above my pay grade, but I am suspicious also—–too much power—–and I note they have been sued a bunch of times for causing unneeded havoc and huge losses due to their downgrades.

  56. 134 LadyTNT
    June 21, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Happy Birthday Japa!! I’m sure FLOTUS knows it’s your special day!! You know with you all being so close and stuff!!

  57. 135 Dudette
    June 21, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Screw it! I’m not even gonna TRY catching up — it simply can’t be done!


  58. 140 anniebella
    June 21, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Is FLOTUS and the girls back in D.C? FLOTUS was fantastic in Nevada and Colorado. And the Oregon St. commencement speech was great also.

  59. 141 Dudette
    June 21, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    IRS needs to slappy these bastards into oblivion! We could use the extra revenue anyway.

  60. 144 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 21, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Happy Birthdday japa!!!


  61. June 21, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Meet Willard’s SuperPAC billionaire backers.

  62. 146 sjterrid
    June 21, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Happy birthday, Japa! I hope you celebrated and enjoyed your day.

  63. June 21, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    BWD—-I know you fret like we all do, but I don’t think it’s a great idea to tweet that you wish the election was today because you’re worried that the economy is going to collapse by November. The negativity is not helpful. As someone reminded me—-not every thought needs to be expressed. But other than that, thanks for all you’re trying to do.

    • June 21, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      The FED has stabilized it, they have the tools to keep it from collapsing.
      Not to mention, our banks have 1.3 trillion parked in the FED drawing interest.
      Our Big Banks are solvent.
      Europe has indicated, along withthe ECB and IMF, that they will jump in when necessary.
      Thus, it is illogical to assume Economy will collapse. Those are right wing talking points.

  64. 149 Liberal Librarian
    June 21, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Holy crap, I got followed by Lalo Alcaraz!

  65. June 21, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Happy Birthday Japa!

  66. June 21, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Rep. Luis Gutierrez bashed Mitt Romney’s immigration plan Thursday, saying the GOP presidential hopeful offers “nothing” to the Hispanic community.

    The Illinois Democrat, who is Congress’s loudest proponent of immigrant rights and immigration reform, said Romney’s much-awaited speech on immigration can’t undo the hard-line stand against illegal immigrants he took in the GOP primaries.


  67. June 21, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    My President is probably rehearsing his speech for tomorrow. Tampa will be buzzing all thru the night 🙂

  68. 154 prettyfoot58
    June 21, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    what is this all this mish mash on ED’s show….lawdddddd……

  69. 157 jacquelineoboomer
    June 21, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Happy Birthday, Japa!

  70. 158 Dudette
    June 21, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    😀 🙂 😀 🙂 😀

    “Romney may be running for president but he’s a loathsome pile of poo with the charisma of mold” – Cerberus79*

    *commenter on The Raw Story article about how Son of Mittens said his dad was obsessed with a Will Ferrell poop joke, who btw thinks Mittens is gonna tap Ron Paul as VP — Ha, ha!! Another funny!

  71. 159 daisydem
    June 21, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Happy Birthday Japa!

  72. June 21, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    On Tap Friday: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will use the big United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil as the platform to announce a new mechanism for financing green energy in Africa.

    “The announcement will be made in conjunction with Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). The mechanism plans to align different types of U.S. financial support to catalyze higher levels of private sector investment in clean energy projects, primarily in Africa,” an advisory states.

    The Hill-

    Interesting! Can’t wait to find out more…

  73. June 21, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    I thought we had wished JAPA happy birthday a week or two ago.
    If I am wrong, then HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAPA!
    Enjoy your special day.

  74. 165 Dakota
    June 21, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Happy Birthday Japa!

  75. June 21, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Hi TOD family! (Hope you guys don’t mind me calling you family) I’ve been addicted to this blog for the couple of weeks. Thanks for the pictures, schedule, links and information!
    Regarding the campaign, I really think people are starting to realize Robme is just a liar! Our great President upper cut Robme, he is still stumbling and everyone is seeing it. I expect him to throw a few good jabs on Romney tomorrow.
    BTW- I’m gonna follow some of you all on Twitter….I love the way you give it to these talking heads!! Teeheee

  76. 167 Dudette
    June 21, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Somebody explain to me why Elizabeth Warren is not trouncing that smug punk Scott Brown in the polls? What the hell is wrong with the people of Massachusetts?

    By the way, that last one was rhetorical. Heck, I live in Georgia — what the hell is wrong with people here?

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