Rise and Shine

Morning everyone.

201 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. 1 Ceb
    July 21, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Good morning.

  2. 11 utaustinliberal
    July 21, 2012 at 7:22 am

    GM TOD. Yikes. Chips sure started early this morning.

    • July 21, 2012 at 7:30 am

      Morning UT! I should confess, it’s already afternoon in my mysterious time-zone, so I’m actually starting late ๐Ÿ˜ณ How are ya doing?

  3. 13 Mae who love our CIC
    July 21, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Good morning TOD. The graduate in the picture made me shed tears. Our President is consoling her. We have a great man who is fighting very hard for us. Have the best day possible.

  4. 15 proudmemberofglobalzero
    July 21, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Good Morning all. I worked over 14 hours yesterday and missed most of the news. I am sending all my prayers to all family and friends of the victims of Aurora Colorado. Again, being a pacifist I find these killings hard to wrap my head around.

    I wish all a great day. Won’t be posting much but, will read TOD thorough out the day. The “The Most Trusted Name in News”.

    Yes Chips, you and the rest of the TOD family have now pass CNN in ratings.

    • July 21, 2012 at 7:39 am

      ๐Ÿ™‚ Morning Proud, hope you have a restful weekend.

      • 17 proudmemberofglobalzero
        July 21, 2012 at 7:43 am

        You too sweetie. Chores first, Happy Hour later…..New neighbor close to work opened a new bar and restaurant. He gave me a bunch of “Free Drink” cards. I passed a few of them out to arguing couples but kept a few for me. Sounds like a great way to start an evening after yesterday.

  5. 18 ourmanflint
    July 21, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Good morning. Chips. TOD

  6. July 21, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Morning, all…Forgive me for being upset, but…the NY Daily News headline today has got me pissed: “HOW MANY MORE MUST DIE, MR. PRESIDENT?” How about asking that question of John Boehner, or Mitch McConnell, or any of the congressmen/women and senators who are on the NRA’s teat? PBO can advance the conversation, but it’s congress that has to get something passed, and that’s not happening this year.

    Does the Daily News even get that?

    • 20 anniebella
      July 21, 2012 at 8:07 am

      I agree with you Upstater. Ask the NRA and the politicians who are in the NRA hip pocket?

    • July 21, 2012 at 8:10 am

      The old bait and switch. Blame them first quick! Hmmmm!

    • 23 Michele
      July 21, 2012 at 8:41 am

      Upstater, did you send an e-mail to the Daily News asking them when they will write an opinion on the NRA? Or when will they say NRA stop blocking sensisble legislation about gun-laws. Daily News when will you stop being a pawn of the NRA and put pressure on them to stop terrorizing politicans and the American people with your power..

      This is the letter I will be sending and if 100-500 more people join me maybe the Daily News will be brave to write a headline on the real problem..

    • 24 sabreen60
      July 21, 2012 at 10:04 am

      Good Morning Ms. Chips and TOD.

      Maybe the NY Daily is parroting Mayor Bloomberg. The MSM had him all over the news saying pretty much the same thing. He mentioned what the “two men running for President” should do, but never mentioned Congress or the NRA.

  7. 25 Michele
    July 21, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Chips, what month are you going to block all debbie downers from this blog? I was reading some of the naysayers comments of doom and gloom with links and it really brings down those who are looking for the high and not low?

  8. 29 Ladyhawke
    July 21, 2012 at 7:54 am

    GROVER NORQUIST: Who Elected This Guy?

    By Judah Ginsberg


    Who elected Grover Norquist? Did you vote for him for anything? No, you did not.

    Itโ€™s not that you chose someone else over Grover Norquist. Itโ€™s that you never had a chance to vote for him or against him.

    Grover Norquist never runs for office. Yet he is arguably the most powerful man in America.

    Norquist owes his power to his position as head of Americans for Tax Reform, an organization that claims 238 members of the House of Representatives and 41 Senators, the vast majority of them Republicans, have signed his pledge to oppose any attempt to increase taxes, whether marginal rates or the elimination of deductions unless matched by a corresponding decrease in tax rates.

    Presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has signed the pledge.
    Here is a mark of Norquistโ€™s success: Since the first politician signed the no-tax pledge, the national debt as increased eightfold. But Norquist wonโ€™t allow any Republican to even whisper that perhaps a modest tax increase should be coupled with draconian budget cuts in a deal to close the debt.


    More here…..


  9. 30 Ladyhawke
    July 21, 2012 at 7:58 am


    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. – “I like to pay taxes. With them I buy civilization.”


    Lakoff argues that we need to promote a very different view of taxesโ€”one that uses a very different kind of metaphor. The metaphor he suggests is that of taxes as โ€œduesโ€.

    Taxes are our dues โ€” we pay our dues to be Americans and enjoy the benefits of American society. Taxes are what we pay to live in a civilized society that is democratic, offers opportunity, and has a huge infrastructure available to all citizens. This incredible infrastructure has been paid for by previous taxpayers. Roads and highways, the Internet, the broadcast airwaves, our public education system, our power grid โ€” every day we all use this vast infrastructure. Our dues maintain it.

    It is about being a member, a part of the community. People pay a membership fee to join a gym, the local YMCA, or a club for which they get to use the basketball courts, the swimming pool, and the golf course. They did not pay for these facilities with their own memberships. They were built and paid for by other members, and all the current members maintain them with their dues. It is the same thing with our country โ€” being a member in good standing of a remarkable nation. Americans pay their dues.

    This idea of taxes as dues is not original to Lakoff. It is an idea that has often been expressed, but has not been promoted with the same ferocity or persistence of the taxes-as-affliction metaphor. Franklin Delano Roosevelt once remarked that โ€œTaxes, after all, are dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society.โ€ And Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. expressed a similar sentiment when he said that โ€œI like to pay taxes. With them I buy civilization.”



  10. 34 anniebella
    July 21, 2012 at 8:09 am

    I really like the President Weekly Address.

  11. July 21, 2012 at 8:28 am

    • 36 jackiegrumbacher
      July 21, 2012 at 8:58 am

      Great chart! Should be sent far and wide.

    • 37 vcprezofan2
      July 21, 2012 at 9:19 am

      Oh dear, I’m conflicted! I didn’t know Willard would be so good for Canada! Maybe I should rethink my position on him?………

      Just kidding… Morning folks. ๐Ÿ˜† I’m leaving in an hour or so to go and soak up the atmosphere of a local Saturday morning phone banking session. Please send good vibes their way around that time because the counties are brightest, brightest red.

  12. 38 Ladyhawke
    July 21, 2012 at 8:50 am


    Up With Chris Hayes is currently discussing Mitt Romney’s deceptive ad. I really wish he would focus on why Mitt Romney has to lie, edit and take President Obama’s words out of context. Mitt Romney essentially said the same thing President Obama said. We all get what President Obama said. The question is we have a presidential candidate who is building his entire campaign on falsehoods. The media (except for Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell and Steve Benen) need to stop tiptoeing around Mitt Romney’s pathological lying. This is a serious character issue. The man has no integrity.

    • July 21, 2012 at 8:56 am

      What pisses me off more is the MSM. How many of them called the ad an outright lie while playing it over and over?

      • 40 57andFemale
        July 21, 2012 at 9:15 am

        And the alleged Left pundits, who referred to the President’s words as a “gaffe”. there was no gaffe until Willard LIED about what he said.

    • 44 Michele
      July 21, 2012 at 9:03 am

      Ladyhawke, I can tell you for a fact that Lawrence O’Donnell serves up Mitt Romney each and everyday on his 10pm show because I watch it every night.. I am one who is pissed lawrence only works Mon-Thurs.. He dedicated an entire show to Mitt’s Lies” did you see that show or did you let others on this blog tell you what MSNBC is doing or not doing?

      Lawrence O’Donnell is the only one who has called him a draft dodger, he has been the only one to reveal the exemption of the Mormon church regarding their followers in the Vietnam War, he has been the only one to talk about his 5 sons not signing up for any military duty.. I can go on and on, did you know any of this was stated on the air live with Lawrence O’Donnell?

      • 45 Renegade522/AuntSis
        July 21, 2012 at 9:30 am

        I agree. I am usually asleep but dvr and watch the next day. His #offthecliff is a absolutely brilliant idea. I hope the democrats do it. I have it my mind that taxes may go up with the expiation of the Bush tax cuts. I will start saving a little more. Seems like a win win to me.

      • 46 Ladyhawke
        July 21, 2012 at 9:35 am

        We are on the same page about Lawrence. I have seen those shows. The point I was trying to make is that Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell and Steve Benen were calling out Mitt Romney’s pathological lying long before many in the media wanted to broach the subject. From the beginning, they called a lie a lie and questioned Mitt Romney’s dishonesty.

        • 47 Michele
          July 21, 2012 at 10:32 am

          Hey, Ladyhawake my apologies. I guess I am so use to the hair on fire comments on this site about the entire MSNBC network that I was a little sensitive.. I am willing to deal with the morning crazies from
          6-3pm with some exceptions as long as I have the sane, credible and decent from 4-11pm… Perhaps this how people will describe the difference between the am line up vs the pm line up..

          Take care..

          • 48 Left-Indie
            July 21, 2012 at 10:54 am

            It’s entirely counter productive the way MSNBC is beat up. We’ve very few advocates in big media and the whole MSBain stuff puzzles me. I take one measure. The Fox idiot viewer and t-baggers hate them, therefore, I love them.

          • 49 Ladyhawke
            July 21, 2012 at 3:42 pm

            No problem michele. I find daytime programming on MSNBC intolerable (Especially Morning Joe, Chuck Todd and Mrs. Greenspan). In the evening, I have my moments with Tweety. I just can”t keep up with his violent swings back and forth. One day he is supportive of President Obama and the next day he predicting doom and gloom and finding fault. My favorite evening shows are Martin Bashir, Rev. Al, Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell.

            I am not feeling the new show called “The Cycle” at 3:000 p.m.. The only person on that show that I connect with is Krystal Ball. I would love to see a show with Krystal Ball, Karen Finney and Joy Ann Reid. For my money, they are the best political analysts on MSNBC. I am always happy to see them on a panel.

    • 50 Bill
      July 21, 2012 at 9:04 am

      Rocky Anderson, the former Democratic mayor from Salt Lake City, is good. I hope Willard’s use of federal funds for the Olympics can be used in the campaign.

  13. July 21, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Hi, how are you all up so early?

    • 53 Pugeretto
      July 21, 2012 at 9:07 am

      GM Chips and all early birds. Just heard the Crystal Lake parents found out overnight their son was one of the 12 from Aurora, and that’s where I live. Late last the parents weren’t talking to media, so it was horrible that they had to wait to hear the sad news.

      WOW, on 57’s blog last night

  14. 55 57andFemale
    July 21, 2012 at 8:59 am

  15. 56 utaustinliberal
    July 21, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Hey guys I’ve got something LOL for you. Mitt Romney is buying fake followers on twitter to show that he’s “more popular” than Pres. Obama. Hahahahahahah….I kid you not. He now has over 35K new followers. The problem is that they all have fake names, they all have zero followers or they’re all porn spammers. Hahahahahaha…..I kid you not. Check his twitter handle and also have fun with this hashtag. ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†


    • July 21, 2012 at 9:13 am

      G’morning UT, Chips, TOD!

      HAHAHA….Now that is some serious desperation. Willard still can’t even make it above 800K, and PBO is cruising past 17.5 Million REAL followers! I’ve been enjoying reading the tweets about #MoreFakeMitt this morning ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 58 desertflower
      July 21, 2012 at 9:20 am

      AH! I love the smell of desperation in the morning!

    • 59 globalcitizenlinda
      July 21, 2012 at 9:32 am

      mitt id fake and dishonest through and through. he thinks that there is nothing he cannot buy with his immense wealth!

      I am looking to nov/6 to put him to political pasture for good

    • July 21, 2012 at 9:55 am

      This man has horrendous instincts.

    • July 21, 2012 at 11:25 am

      I saw the one from a dominatrix, Mittens would love that. How pathetic to buy followers.

    • 63 susanne
      July 21, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      very useful article–a keeper, with analysis and a handy list. thanks df.
      and good hawaii morning, chips and todville!

  16. 64 57andFemale
    July 21, 2012 at 9:13 am

  17. July 21, 2012 at 9:21 am

    • 68 Pamela
      July 21, 2012 at 9:32 am

      Ugly is as ugly does.

    • 69 Obama Grandmama
      July 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      Right on! How can we look if you don’t let us see anything?

    • 70 susanne
      July 21, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      this is great–she wants to get her zingers in, so she’s game for these follow-ups. also, i think when she says, ‘you people have all you need’ to decide about their finances, she’s speaking the truth: their finances are convoluted obfuscations of tax sheltering taken to it’s most extreme. that’s all we need to know about this person who thinks that’s reasonable behavior for a president of the united states.

    • 71 Cha
      July 21, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      Dawg…they’re a freakass UGLY couple.

  18. 72 vcprezofan2
    July 21, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Morning Afternoon, Ms Chips (So you are visiting Amk, are you? Say a special ‘hi’ for me ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) & Morning TODobots!

    Weโ€™ve turned the page to Saturday, and whatever it is that needs to be done for the well-being of the country #PBOsGotThisMitt

    MediaTeam FOCUS = National Security + Topic of the day -#PBOsGotThisMitt

    Remember also that we have a comparison hashtag – #4thepeople4the1% – meant to actively juxtapose the positions of both candidates [ex: #4thepeople4the1% Pres O nurtures the ACA for Americans; Romney promises to repeal it on Day 1 ]

    • 73 Pamela
      July 21, 2012 at 9:31 am

      Morning VC!

      • 74 vcprezofan2
        July 21, 2012 at 9:56 am

        Hell-o, my dear Pamela! ๐Ÿ˜† You caught me just before I sign off to go and absorb some of the positive vibes of a real live phone bank! I sure am looking forward to seeing some boots on the ground phonelines action! I realize I can’t be on the phone, not being cognizant of the local personalities and issues, but I’m willing to be an efficient water girl/gofer. Catch you later! In the meantime have yourself a very good day, and give your lady a gentle hug from me.

  19. 75 Pamela
    July 21, 2012 at 9:30 am

    I had the most interesting dream: PBO (get this) was staying in the house across the street from me, with the First Family. He was outside mowing the grass! Right? Anyway, I really wanted to go over and say hello, but I did not want to disturb him, he was enjoying the task of mowing so much! Then some passers by stopped and said hello to him, he was friendly and didn’t mind, then he went back to mowing. So I gathered up my determination, walked across and was met by two SS agents who said PBO was done with the grass and was going inside now. So I didn’t get to shake his hand. But I all seemed very real, though unreal, you know how dreams are. I was disappointed, to say the least, but it was all okay. Huh.

  20. 80 globalcitizenlinda
    July 21, 2012 at 9:30 am

    if mitt the entitled bullying liar and out-sourcer-in-chief insists on not releasing his tax return, is it safe to bet $ 10,000 that some hacker group will “release” the mitt tax returns for him

  21. 81 Lorraine
    July 21, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Listen, Romney has absolutely NOTHING to run on in this election just think about it:

    Governor of Masschusettes: 47th in job creation, healthcare like the ACA and he stole the hard drivers from the state computers (what is he hiding).

    Bain Capitol: outsourcing American jobs, lying about when he left the company and did I say he outsourced jobs.

    Taxes: won’t release his tax returns for one that 2 years. President Clinton raised taxes and our Country thrived.

    Olympics: outsourced uniforms to Canada, received tax payer money (crony capitalism).

    It’s sad and pathetic how some in the lame stream media are trying to prop this man up, I miss Tim Russert so much.

  22. 85 Michele
    July 21, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Keith Boykinโ€@keithboykin


    When Americans stop being afraid of one another and learn to live in love, our leaders will stop being afraid of the NRA.

  23. 86 auntsis522
    July 21, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Thanks to all who post their tweets here. I retweet all from this site all of the time. I am on this site more than twitter. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. 87 utaustinliberal
    July 21, 2012 at 9:39 am

  25. 89 Ladyhawke
    July 21, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Romney’s New Spanish-Language Ad Says Absolutely Nothing

    By Adam Serwer


    The spot isn’t only vagueโ€”it’s also misleading. As Huffington Post’s Elise Foley notes, Craig Romney says, “As president, my father will work on a permanent solution to the immigration system, working with leaders of both parties.” Typically that has meant comprehensive immigration reform, which Romney has opposed or supported over the years based on which part of the Republican base he’s trying to appeal to.



    • 90 susanne
      July 21, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      yes, and isn’t ‘permanent solution’ a chilling phrase? i think that’s what the nazis called killing all the jews.

  26. 91 utaustinliberal
    July 21, 2012 at 9:46 am

  27. 93 Bill
    July 21, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Tim Carney, Chris Hayes’s right wing guest, is as irritating as S. E. Cupp.

  28. 94 lb4obama
    July 21, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Hey! my letter made it into my local newspaper’s Letters to Editor. If you want to see it for real online and read the comments, go to naplesnews.com. I have copied my letter below! Wooot!


    Mitt Romney keeps screaming that he is a job creator because of his experiences with Bain Capital. Yet he disdains any deep questioning about those experiences. He accepts anything good that Bain did โ€” if one can find anything โ€” except making a boatload of money, which we shouldn’t begrudge him. Yet, he disassociates himself from anything negative about Bain.

    Suddenly, he was not there when Bain was both outsourcing jobs, and ransacking and pillaging the coffers of decent companies before sending them off to bankruptcy when he was the chairman, CEO, and president. Really didn’t know? Yet, he enjoyed the fruits of the company’s actions and still does!

    Romney has spent the better part of two years bitterly castigating President Barack Obama as a know-nothing, do-nothing, failed president.

    The president took it all in stride.

    Yet, the moment the president rightfully criticized Mitt about his foreign tax shelters, Bain affairs, lack of transparency in releasing his taxes, Mitt throws a hissy fit and demands an apology.

    This behavior coming from the same man who worked over every single one of his Republican presidential contenders into an early withdrawal from the contest so that he could saunter alone to the finish line โ€” the very hallmark of a bully being called out.

    Is this a man fit to be our president? Remember President Richard Nixon? Same shady characteristics, similar lack of transparency and we all know how that ended.

    • 95 auntsis522
      July 21, 2012 at 10:12 am

      Oh wow…this is excellent!!! Great points and thanks for sharing.

    • 97 utaustinliberal
      July 21, 2012 at 10:19 am

      Bravo lb4obama! This is a brilliantly written piece and I’m glad it was featured and given prominence. It will help readers begin to study Romney and his policies in more depth.

    • 98 hopefruit2
      July 21, 2012 at 10:20 am

      How cool is that?! Thank you lb4obama for sharing this insightful letter ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 99 Bill
      July 21, 2012 at 10:22 am

      Excellent letter. People in Naples need to hear your message.

      • 100 Lb4Obama
        July 21, 2012 at 10:37 am

        Thanks every body. This is the second time I have had a letter published. The first was during the Cheney reign of horror. That one got oodles of negative comments. Naples is a very red area. Collier county and Naples are the home of our asshole Gov. Scott. Ewww! So I am expecting a lot of tea bagging hot air in the comment section of my letter today. I plan to check them often today with glee! It’s been a good week for me as a strong PBO supporter. I also got my 24 year old co-worker to register to vote for the first time! As a democrat of course! I now have her boyfriend an parents fired up and ready to go for PBO in November. Forward!

        • 101 hopefruit2
          July 21, 2012 at 11:33 am

          This is fantastic to hear Lb4! Keep up the good work and looking forward to seeing more posts from you here ๐Ÿ™‚

        • 102 ChristiMTL
          July 21, 2012 at 12:25 pm

          Great letter Lb…..it’s fantastic.

          I should have not read the comments thought!….disgusting…

          Geezzz these RW trolls really spoil things online.

    • July 21, 2012 at 10:26 am

      Congrats to you, lb4obama!! This is exactly the sort of thing supporters of PBO can do to help the campaign. Thanks very much for your efforts.

    • 104 Betsy
      July 21, 2012 at 10:29 am

      Great job! I tweeted your letter so others could read it. Did you see the comment about the guy who worked with the father and brother of Romney and doesn’t believe that Romney is anything other than a decent hardworking honest man. I wanted to reply that “people change”, or “this Romney is not his father’s son”, etc., but I doubt he’d even question that his loyalty might be misguided. Sad.

      • 105 hopefruit2
        July 21, 2012 at 10:36 am

        I read that comment. I don’t know who that commenter think he’s fooling.

      • 106 Lb4Obama
        July 21, 2012 at 10:40 am

        Oh keep checking the comments. The haters haven’t even gotten started!

        • 107 Betsy
          July 21, 2012 at 10:44 am

          Can’t do that. I hate reading the hateful things Americans can write to each other. It’s too upsetting. I admire those who can so they can refute their comments, but I’m not really that good at rebuttals, in fact I suck at it.

    • 108 Pamela
      July 21, 2012 at 11:06 am

      Well Done, Indeed! Well Done!

    • 109 susanne
      July 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      great letter! and congrats on getting it published–your points are clear and will resonate with readers.

  29. July 21, 2012 at 10:22 am

    The bomb squad is entering Holmes’ apartment in the next hour. Let’s keep our thoughts with their safety. And I hope they’re able to retrieve his computer.

  30. July 21, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Just have to say how lucky I feel to be among all you brilliant and fabulous people in this community. You are FIERCE!! Super-sized bag of Cheezy Puffs to our grand master, Chips!!

  31. July 21, 2012 at 10:34 am

    This is so unbelievably moronic!

  32. 125 hopefruit2
    July 21, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Methinks Dubya now wishes he could join Obama’s party. Just sayin’.

    • 127 whatisworking
      July 21, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      This is such a good article and the type of information we need on all subjects up for debate. Thank goodness for bloggers like Smartypants.

      • 128 Betsy
        July 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm

        Yes, I agree, but also I try and tweet as much of your site as I can, when you post stuff. I notice that it is often retweeted multiple times, so keep up the GREAT work you are doing too, Linda.

  33. July 21, 2012 at 10:45 am

    LOuie Goulmert says, if somebody was carrying a weapon in said Theater, this would not have happened.
    I told my Brother, who is a Tea bagger, about gun control.
    He said, Tea baggers believe the British tried gun control and look where that led us?
    You have to be kidding me? The baggers live back before 1776!

  34. 134 ourmanflint
    July 21, 2012 at 10:49 am

    And silence from the catholic bishops. I guess they care only for opposing women’s health and reproductive rights

  35. July 21, 2012 at 10:54 am

    For the ones who keep talking about Obama have not meet with his Jobs Council, text, email, facebook, or call and tell them this.
    The Jobs Council did its job. About 90 recommendations, in total, for ways to boost hiring and energize the economy, earlier this year they recommend The JOBS Act Bill. Time for meetings is over. Plans need to be improvised. Call your Congress and tell them toget some things done! Plus email all news station that is carrying the Republcans lies about this.

  36. 138 hopefruit2
    July 21, 2012 at 10:57 am

  37. July 21, 2012 at 11:00 am

    You don’t say?

    • 141 hopefruit2
      July 21, 2012 at 11:04 am

      This is a distraction to take the narrative off Romney’s taxes, and the Dep’t of Homeland Security is right to not waste time and money on this crap.

    • 143 susanne
      July 21, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      but will they investigate her? she’s the one creating havoc. talk about a terrorist–just look at the eyes.

  38. July 21, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Oh, you mean I can’t dress in full assault gear with combat weapons?
    What a novel idea!!!

  39. July 21, 2012 at 11:19 am


  40. 147 snowbird42
    July 21, 2012 at 11:28 am

    About polls: Check Jeff Gauvin (jefferson Obama) on twitter. He seems to have numbers that aren’t skewed. Changing the polls so it looks like requests for the taxes isn’t working.

    • 148 hopefruit2
      July 21, 2012 at 11:31 am

      Yes, he’s one of our favorite Tweeters on this blog. That’s how we knew that the latest Quinnipiac and CBS/NYT polls were skewed right.

      • July 21, 2012 at 11:39 am

        YES, he’s the BEST. He does long term tracking of all the major polling firms and digs deep into the crosstabs. He knows instantly when things are askew and his tweets are indispensable. FOLLOW and RT him!!

  41. 150 hopefruit2
    July 21, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Yes, the hypocrisy is glaring isn’t it?

  42. 152 desertflower
    July 21, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    I’m here! Anyone else??? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 153 0388jojothecat
      July 21, 2012 at 11:18 pm

      I am here….

    • July 21, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      Yes, but…………good night. See y’all tomorrow.

    • 155 Cha
      July 21, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      Yeah, I slid back just ’cause you asked. I’m on Kaua’i and you’re in AZ. wave: ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 156 Cha
      July 21, 2012 at 11:22 pm

      I really like that Jim Graves link you gave, df…Thank You!

      • 157 desertflower
        July 21, 2012 at 11:28 pm

        ๐Ÿ™‚ Hi, Cha…not sure which link you’re talking about…I’ve been in a quiet little funk since yesterday…I’m so glad that you liked it though:)
        i’m waving back…wish I was there…we had a huge dust storm tonight. Pool is a mess…everything has dirt on it…I need the ocean. Real bad!

        • 158 0388jojothecat
          July 21, 2012 at 11:43 pm

          Didn’t you have a huge dust storm last year too? Does this happen every year?

        • 159 Cha
          July 22, 2012 at 12:20 am

          This is the link and the comment I left in the Chat Away..

          “This is so Encouraging, df!! And, I like this that Jim Graves said..

          โ€œShe has a long history of making these kind of outlandish claims. Do you think voters care? Will it actually mean something in November?

          I donโ€™t think โ€” I know that for a fact. Iโ€™m out in the district. Iโ€™m talking to people daily. People are disgusted and tired of the division, theyโ€™re really ready for a change. The polling has been very favorable. It indicates that the negatives are very high on Michele Bachmannโ€™s comments and the way that she governs.โ€

          GO JIM GRAVES!!”


          We’ve been in a funk too…thank Goodness for TOD! Wish you had the OCEAN, TOO, DF~ Best Luck Cleaning all that Dust Storm Mess up.

    • 160 sjterrid
      July 22, 2012 at 12:12 am

      I’m here!

  43. 161 vitaminlover
    July 21, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Present and accounted for!

  44. 163 FiredUpInCA
    July 21, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    West coast is present.

  45. 171 FiredUpInCA
    July 21, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    George W. Bush, the most recent Republican president and his father have both decided to skip the GOP convention. Where is the week of hand-wringing analysis about the impending doom for Willard’s candidacy and the future of the Republican party?

    • 172 desertflower
      July 21, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      Don’t hold your breath…they’re in denial. After I saw that ratbastard GWB talking about how powerful he was and that other self serving bullcrap about when he was President….seriously, I felt ill. It wasn’t SUPPOSED to be about HIM…yet, that’s what he got out of it. Power. That’s all Republicans EVER want.

    • 173 isonprize
      July 21, 2012 at 11:37 pm

      FiredUp. And the Re-thugs didn’t even invite Moose Mama Word Salad. Imagine that. ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ™„

      • 174 desertflower
        July 21, 2012 at 11:41 pm

        HAHAHA!! They used her up already…they’ve moved on. Only SHE thinks she’s relevant, no one else does…even the rest of the dumb ass Republicans

    • 175 0388jojothecat
      July 21, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      I guess that means Jeb won’t be nominated to save the GOP.

  46. 180 isonprize
    July 21, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    • 181 desertflower
      July 21, 2012 at 11:53 pm

      ๐Ÿ™‚ Correct! I sure hope the guy running against her is making those things plain as day!

  47. 182 desertflower
    July 21, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Sweet happiness:) I just got a “Women for Obama” bumper sticker in the mail….I even got my darling dog a new Obama 2012 collar…she looks marvelous!

    • 189 ChristiMTL
      July 22, 2012 at 12:12 am

      Someone should send it to Chuck Todd!….

      • 190 ChristiMTL
        July 22, 2012 at 12:19 am

        I was checking on Google if I could find some more info about Chuck Todd’s disgusting lie….The Swiftboating comment…

        I saw this….dated July 14 CNN Accuses Obama of ‘Swiftboating’ Romney

        He’s not the only one in corporate media but their tactics won’t work…..more and more people are turning them off in disgust and get their facts online

        • 191 Cha
          July 22, 2012 at 12:24 am

          That’s right, Christi…I did read about cnn doing that. Was it Blitzer?. chuchtoad is just copycatting ’cause he’s too damn lazy to find out anything CLOSE to a FACT.

      • 192 Cha
        July 22, 2012 at 12:28 am

        Toad and Rather need to get Inundated with FACTS About willard and the Definition of SWIFTBOATING. Not, that it will make a difference in their Propaganda Pushing. But, they will know they’re Not Getting Away With It.

  48. 193 isonprize
    July 22, 2012 at 12:29 am

    NItey nite, folks.

  49. 194 desertflower
    July 22, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Night all…I have to get up early to do voter registration…..:) See you tomorrow.

  50. 195 susanne
    July 22, 2012 at 12:37 am

    this is pretty funny–the venture capitalists don’t want to be associated with myth r’money. they say he’s actually in ‘private equity’, which is the buyout, shutdown industry, whereas they are in the business of capitalizing start-ups, which, ta-da! creates jobs.

    lots of subtle distancing from a candidate who they should love!


  51. 196 amk for obama
    July 22, 2012 at 12:39 am

    A philosophy professor walks in to give his class their final. Placing his chair on his desk the professor instructs the class, “Using every applicable thing you’ve learned in this course, prove to me that this chair DOES NOT EXIST.”

    So, pencils are writing and erasers are erasing, students are preparing to embark on novels proving that this chair doesn’t exist, except for one student. He spends thirty seconds writing his answer, then turns his final in to the astonishment of his peers.

    Time goes by, and the day comes when all the students get their final grades … and to the amazment of the class, the student who wrote for thirty seconds gets the highest grade in the class.

    His answer to the question: “What chair?”

  52. 197 amk for obama
    July 22, 2012 at 12:41 am

    What is the difference between a man and childbirth?

    One can be terribly painful and sometimes almost unbearable while the other is just having a baby.

  53. 200 amk for obama
    July 22, 2012 at 12:42 am

    A man goes to see a wizard and says: “Can you lift a curse that was put on me years ago?”

    “Maybe” says the wizard, “If you can remember the exact words of the curse.”

    The man replies without hesitation: “I now pronounce you as man and wife!”

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