Chat Away

And never mind my ankle – put it right out of your minds

250 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. 1 yardarm756
    November 14, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    A half-gainer into the kiddie pool!

  2. 21 taiping1
    November 14, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    We are sending you so many healing vibes you will be well sooner than later. #Forward

  3. 22 GGail
    November 14, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Stop pampering Chipsticks! It sounds like she’s trying to finagle a day off and if that happens……The World Will Stop Turning People!!!!!!!

    • November 14, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      I wanted to see if I could get any new information from you smart people. I was talking to someone at school today about the ACA act. He was saying that it was going to hurt small businesses?! I talked about how the President totally supports small businesses; how he’s given them 18 tax cuts. I heard him talking about the bill he wants passed in the House to pass the middle class tax cuts and how this will help 97 or 98% of small businesses. He said that people aren’t going to be hiring because they’ll have to pay more for covering their employees for healthcare. I remembered the provision about if you had under 50 employees, you could get help. He said someone who had 85 employees was going to be hurt very badly with ACA and he thought employers wouldn’t be hiring for the next year because of the uncertainty. I said how supportive the President was of small businesses and they must not understand the law; and he said he was sure they had accountants who did.

      I thought employers would be hesitant to hire employees because of the tax fight going on more than this.

      I looked on Healtcare.gov and saw that if an employee got a tax credit to use in the health care exhanges, the employer would be assesed a fee to help pay for that.

      Anyone have any info about this?

      • November 14, 2012 at 9:47 pm

        No business is effected unless they have 50+ employees.
        But, if a small business chooses to acquire HC for their employees, they will be given a 35k dollar tax credit.

        • November 14, 2012 at 11:17 pm

          That’s what I thought Jovie. I asked how many employees the small business he was talking about had because I remembered if you had under 50 you got help. He said this guy had 85 employees. So I’m guessing, from what I read at the Healthcare.gov, they want everyone to have insurance, so if you have over 50 employees, you’re going to have to have medical insurance for your employees? I’m assuming not all small companies like this with 50 to 100 employees cover their employees with insurance?

      • November 14, 2012 at 10:29 pm

        Yes. He is full of shit. See Jovie’s response:

      • November 14, 2012 at 11:44 pm

        Employers who are afraid of “uncertainty” should probably get out of the business. There is always uncertainty. There is always risk. That same “uncertainty” is the reason that CEOs give for “earning” their huge salaries – because they’re supposed to be able to navigate uncertainty. Any time I hear someone talk about “uncertainty”, then I also ask them why they are so bad at managing. I asked my CIO that same question during the health care debate. He had to admit that I had a valid point.

        • 28 cindysweatt
          November 14, 2012 at 11:54 pm

          The American public insisted that we are an “employer based healthcare” nation. The ACA makes it possible for a small business to give healthcare to their employees so that they aren’t spending their time and money training new worker all the time when the workers move on to other businesses who do give healthcare. If the small business is not making profit they will get help to afford the healthcare for their workers. If their profits are too high to receive the help, then they must provide the healthcare anyway. If they make profits off of their employees backs without giving healthcare they are nothing more than a sweat shop, and, no that is not okay anymore.

  4. 29 amk for obama
    November 14, 2012 at 9:18 pm


  5. 31 betseyc
    November 14, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Oops, too late on last thread. So sorry about your ankle, Chips! Sending it love! There’s an acronym that covers what you’re supposed to do, including rest, ice, elevation. Can’t remember the fourth one. Liquor?

    • November 14, 2012 at 9:27 pm

      This thread is much better, thank you Betsey! Way too much talk about fiscal cliffs and the like in the last one, as if that mattered more than my ankle.

      Keep leaving your love here. Thank you.

      • 33 Pamela
        November 14, 2012 at 9:42 pm

        Owie, Chipsticks, has Bobfr weighed in on this hefty topic yet? I’m only just home, trying to feed, and read and cuddle kitty, but I am thinking you be needing to elevate and ice! {{{{{Chipsticks}}}}}}

        • November 14, 2012 at 9:44 pm

          You’re too kind Pamela! No, Bob has yet to offer me hope – and for that, I’ll most probably NEVER forgive him.

          • 35 utaustinliberal
            November 15, 2012 at 12:24 am

            Whine, whine, whine. Just think about Manchester United STEALING Chelsea’s victory and that should magically heal you. πŸ˜€

            On a more serious note, hope you get and feel better soon. We all need you here.

        • November 14, 2012 at 11:01 pm

          Just emerged from meetings and saw the thread.

          Dear Chips, am sure you are doing all the right stuff – elevation, ice, and suitable anti-inflamatory meds (don’t mix with EtOH πŸ™‚ )

          Hope you will recover quickly!!!!

      • 37 theo67
        November 14, 2012 at 11:45 pm

        I also like Betseyc’s cure – with the liquor added. Sounds very effective! Chips, I hope your ankle gets better soon. I told you all that dancing was a bit too much… πŸ˜‰

    • 38 Mary Jones
      November 14, 2012 at 10:10 pm


    • November 14, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      RICE — Rest Ice Compression Elevation. Get better soon, Chips!

    • 40 veryslowwriter
      November 15, 2012 at 12:54 am

      RICE Rest, ice, compression, elevation. From one who knows the routine by heart.

  6. 41 Roberts in MN
    November 14, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    That looks like it hurts. Must be something in the air. Since the election I have had another a/fib episode reaction to heparin therapy it’s not been a good week. Hope everyone is ok. Chips when the feet hurt or the heart it is not a good day. Take care 😊sending some πŸ’

  7. 44 EDP4BHO
    November 14, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Feel better soon, Chips.

  8. November 14, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Shouldn’t there be a reddish aura around the area to symbolize pain? I mean, if you’re gonna be all dramatic about it. : )

  9. 48 desertflower
    November 14, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    You’re not trying to get out of working here tomorrow, are you? THAT would not be good! πŸ™‚ hugs for your ankle…

  10. 55 dudette9t9
    November 14, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    LOL! Chips, you are incorrigible! I do hope it feels better soon. I have a bum ankle too. Twisted it going down some open steps in heels. Ayeeeeeee… just thinking about it makes me cringe! Elevation my dear! And some gentle messaging… perhaps by a scanitly clad 20-something prince with a well-chiseled 8-pk and pecks like … oh sorry, I don’t know what came over me! πŸ˜‰

  11. 58 GGail
    November 14, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Time for me to retire.
    I’ll be up early in the morning looking for my West Coast Edition of TOD!!!!!!

    Good night Chipsticks love πŸ™‚

  12. 62 dudette9t9
    November 14, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Some brilliance from the Interwebs
    A Final Letter To Mitt Romney
    by one Sarah Zacharias

    Dear Mitt and Paul,

    I wanted to clear something up for you.

    I have seen the debate about what went wrong, and why you lost this election. As a voter I want you to know that my voting against you had nothing to do with the fact that you are both rotten people.

    It was not because of your crazy religions.

    It had nothing to do with Eastwood’s empty chair, or the hurricane, or the liberal media telling me bad things about Bain.

    I did not vote against you because I am a minority.
    I did not vote against you because I live in an urban area.
    I did not vote against you because of the cheese wiz in your veins or the elevators for your cars.
    I did not vote against you because you are bullies and bigots.
    I did not vote against you because you are rich hypocrites.

    It was not because of Chris Christie, or Colin Powell, or Bill Clinton, or Anne Coulter, or Chris Mathews or Rachel Maddow or Meygn Kelly or Jon Stewart or Brian Williams, or anybody on tv.
    I didn’t vote against you for any of those reasons because, I didn’t vote against anybody.

    I voted for someone.
    I voted for a man who brought my childhood friends home from war that they could kiss their wives and tuck their kids in at night.
    I voted for a guy who loves New Jersey more than he dislikes Chris Christie.
    I voted for the guy who looked in the mirrors of his daughter’s eyes, questioned himself, and changed his mind about marriage equality.
    I voted for the guy who called Sandra Fluke and told her that her parents should be proud.
    I voted for the guy who honors the women in his life by ensuring them trust to make their own reproductive and health choices and opportunity to work through glass ceilings with equal pay.
    I voted for the guy who signed the stimulus that paid for the hearing aids that allowed me to hear my children clearly.
    I voted for the guy who gave my sister the ability to buy health insurance in spite of pre existing conditions.
    I voted for the guy who picked Joe Biden for a VP. Joe’s love for his country, his willingness to give of himself, his smarts and experience are top notch.
    I voted for the guy who was smart enough to put a ring on Michelle Obama’s finger.

    Most importantly, I voted for the guy who will continue to place America and what is right for her first.

    I trust him.

    When he hears a lone voice in a crowd of plenty shout, β€œI love you!” He shouts, β€œI love you back!”

    See Mitt, Paul, it’s not you… It’s him.

    I did not vote against you.

    I voted for Barack Obama.
    I voted for Joe Biden.
    I voted for Michelle and Sasha and Malia.
    I voted in favor of my self and my spouse and our sons and our future.
    I voted in favor of the best tomorrow for America available.

    You can blame polls, and weather events, and skewed electoral votes and biased media and urban minorities who supposedly want free stuff till you actually turn into the slow moving regressive elephants who represent you if you wish but no manipulating the facts.

    You lost not because you are losers but because Barack is a winner.

    Sarah Zacharias

    • 63 dudette9t9
      November 14, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    • 65 desertflower
      November 14, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      This is more than perfect. Something that I’ve thought, but wished that I wrote down…just like Sarah just did. Bravo!

    • 66 japa21
      November 14, 2012 at 9:39 pm

      That is fantastic

    • 67 jackiegrumbacher
      November 14, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      Great letter, Dudette. Thanks for finding it.

    • 69 susanne
      November 14, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      that’s a beautiful letter, and i appreciate the positive angle. our president is the best, and we voted for him because he’s exactly who our country needs. but also too, myth and lyin’ are despicable, and it was a pleasure to never consider giving them my vote.

    • 70 nathkatun7
      November 14, 2012 at 10:08 pm

      What a marvelous letter. Sarah Zacharias voted for the President for almost the same reasons as I did. I bet most of the people who voted for Romney did so because they hate and fear President Obama and not because they love and respect Romney; whereas most people who voted for President Obama did so because they love and respect him for his accomplishments and for his inspiration.

      Yes indeed, Sarah, “Barack is a winner.”

      Thanks so much, Dudette, for sharing this letter.

    • November 14, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      I have nothing to say after reading this Sarah. Well said. That should be in the newspapers nation wide.

    • November 14, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      It makes me think of what Donna said the other day about feeling invisible. I had noticed the same thing and I feel they are trying to do the same thing to the president. They talk as though his policies and character had nothing to do with his re-election. They totally ignore his exceptional life story. I makes me so mad I could punch someone, but then I think they can’t do it unless we let them, and that they are only relevant in their own eyes, their day has passed, and thank God, the world will never be the same.

    • 73 EDP4BHO
      November 14, 2012 at 10:41 pm

      It feels absolutely fantastic to actually like, no…, love your president. Those folk on the other side couldn’t possibly know the joy of it all. Kudos to the writer.

    • 74 PoliticalJunkessa
      November 14, 2012 at 11:13 pm


    • 75 jacquelineoboomer
      November 14, 2012 at 11:37 pm

      How utterly wonderful.

    • 76 Ceb
      November 15, 2012 at 12:57 am

      THIS!! It beautifully encapsulates all that I think and feel about the entire election. These are the very reasons, and more, that I voted whole- heartedly for Pres. Obama. Thanks for adding this great find to the blog.

    • 77 anniebella
      November 15, 2012 at 3:44 am

      Bravo to the American who wrote this letter.

    • 78 globalcitizenlinda
      November 15, 2012 at 6:49 am

      my sentiments exactly. Ms Sarah Zacharias must have peeped into my heart to “steal my feelings”

  13. 79 amk for obama
    November 14, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Two frat boys were stranded at sea in a life boat. On the 4th day, a mermaid came up out of the water and offered them one wish to save their lives.

    The frat boys thought about it and one shouted out,”I wish the ocean was a sea of beer.” And it happened.

    A litle while later the other one shouted,”Great, now we have to pee in the boat!”


    what? we men are idjits.

  14. November 14, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Oh, dear:

    The White House has deleted the petition to β€œpunch Grover Norquist in the dick.”

  15. 83 japa21
    November 14, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Actually, I am looking forward to seeing how Chips operates under the influence of pain killers. See if it any different than when she is celebrating othr ways.

  16. 87 amk for obama
    November 14, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Now I know how you broke your damned ankle.

    The Fire Brigade trying to rescue Chips from the 10th floor of a burning building.

    Fireman : “Jump and we’ll catch you in this blanket!”

    Chips : “Fuck off, I don’t trust you, lay it on the floor!”

  17. 111 Pamela
    November 14, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Or, maybe you would like some of this whisky crab soup, it has some magical qualities I cannot describe, but I am sure it can cure whatever ails a girl! πŸ˜†

    • 112 theo67
      November 15, 2012 at 12:00 am

      I didn’t see the word “soup”, and I thought… that’s some creative serving there… whiskey served in a bowl and disguised as “soup”? I’m still a little suspicious.

      • 113 nathkatun7
        November 15, 2012 at 2:37 am

        What’s happened to our modern world? There is absolutely no need to disguise a shot or two of whiskey to chase away the pain, as long as you don’t mix it with pain killers that come in the form of pills.

    • 114 Pamela
      November 15, 2012 at 8:54 am

      I will pass your inquiries and concerns on to the man in the tall white hat, the one who created above mentioned soup. Oh, the 5-Star chef? Yes, to him! (It was too yummy for words!)

  18. November 14, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    President Barack Obama has signed a directive that sets policy for how the U.S. government handles threats in cyberspace, according to three current and former administration officials familiar with its contents.
    The directive opens the door to a bigger role for the Defense Department, directing it to provide civilian agencies with technical help on cybersecurity challenges, according to a former senior intelligence official familiar with the directive.
    The directive is separate from an executive order the Obama administration is considering to implement elements of stalled Senate legislation that would set voluntary cybersecurity standards for private-sector infrastructure such as power grids and chemical plants considered essential to national security.
    The classified directive, which sets policy for how the government performs cybersecurity operations, updates a document issued in 2004, said a senior administration official who wasn’t authorized to discuss the specifics.
    It coincides with administration warnings about potentially damaging cyber attacks. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in a speech last month that the Pentagon and American intelligence agencies are seeing an increase in cyber threats that could become as devastating as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks if they aren’t stopped.


    Just the beginning on cybersecurity from the WH!

  19. November 14, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Inspired by the First Lady’s Kitchen Garden, a seasonal salad for the holiday table…
    President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have welcomed family and friends to their White House Thanksgiving celebration each year since 2009 for a feast that spotlights coveted family food traditions.Β  Next Thursday, with four more years to be thankful for, the First Family’s Thanksgiving will be even more special.Β  The White House has released the recipe for the Kale Salad that will be served at the feast, as well as for the the brined Thyme-Roasted Turkey and Turkey Gravy that will be served.


    • 122 susanne
      November 14, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      chips i’m soooo glad your doctor gave you something for pain!! however, ahem, we didn’t get any….so….pain hurts us. ear pain. hurts. aiiyeeeeee!

    • 123 isonprize
      November 14, 2012 at 10:20 pm


      Can you please make this picture show up for all to see???

      Photo of the Day – Tammy Duckworth on her FIRST DAY IN CONGRESS!!!


      • 124 theo67
        November 15, 2012 at 12:11 am

        Her smile is the best thing about that photo. I’m so happy she’s going to be one of the good guys in Congress. Wonderful!

    • 125 wesleya17
      November 15, 2012 at 1:54 am

      Dear Chips this is the old Trucker sorry to hear about your ankle and the pain that goes with it.I know how you feel been there before.Let me tell about pain as you know driving a Rig that has a 13 speed transmission which means you a clutch to push to change gears to drive.I was driving cross country one winter in the area we as truckers call is cross the top and means I-90 thru Rapid city,S.Dakota and Sioux Falls,S.Dakota heading East thru Minnesota.I stopped in Sioux Falls got out of the truck and stepped down on a very icy parking lot slipped and twisted my left ankle and did ligament damage didn’t know when it happened hurt like crazy.But the only thing I thought about was how was I going to drive knowing every time I change gears i had to push down on that clutch to get the job done all i have to say it was Hell all the way to Chicago that 573 miles was all pain.So Chips put that ankle up and rest it on a ICE pillow and it will get better believe me because I had to fly my loving wife up to Chicago to take care me when i had my accident and that’s what we went through .It will get better and I hope you will be truly new when it is over.

      • 126 Theo67
        November 15, 2012 at 3:05 am

        What a truly heroic story! 537 miles in that clutch!! Thank heavens you had such a loving wife to care for you when that happened. My ankle hurts in sympathy. 😒

  20. 127 jeff
    November 14, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Okay wanted to update on my dog and say that she had to get some surgery and will be getting stitches.

    • 128 desertflower
      November 14, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      She’ll be alright and that’s the most important thing. Thanks for letting us know

    • 129 amk for obama
      November 14, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      What happened to her ?

      • 130 jeff
        November 14, 2012 at 10:32 pm

        She got into a fight with another dog while my brother was walking her. Ended up getting hurt. 😦

        • 131 amk for obama
          November 14, 2012 at 10:34 pm

          uugghh. Sounds nasty. Glad she is ok.

          Next time, don’t trust your bro with the dog walking.

        • 133 57andFemale
          November 15, 2012 at 6:55 am

          I’ve been there. My little Kasper was attacked by a pit bull. He was very badly hurt, but you wouldn’t know it to see him now! HBack to his old, naughty self. What is amazing about these doggies — they don’t have our neuroses and just naturally put their energy into healing.

          Give the pup a big kiss for me, and keep us posted.

  21. 134 a4alice
    November 14, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Chipstah. Now I’m not laughing AT your pain, I’m laughing WITH your pain. Do you know the candy Laffy Taffy? My favorite is banana flavor. Anyways Laffy Taffy has ridiculous, corny clean jokes (AMK! Listen and learn! ;-)) Here’s a few:

    Q: What kind of bear has no teeth?
    A: A gummy bear!

    Q: Where does the general put his armies?
    A: In his sleevies!

    Q: What are the strongest days of the week?
    A: Saturday and Sunday. Every other day is a weekday.

    Q: Why was the tomato blushing?
    A: Because she saw the salad dressing!

    Q: Why didn’t the teddy bear finish his supper?
    A: Because he was already stuffed.

    Q: How do you fix a broken jack o’lantern?
    A: You use a pumpkin patch.

    Q: How do you get a peanut to laugh?
    A: You crack it up.

    Hope they made you laugh and you are feeling better soon! πŸ™‚

    • 135 amk for obama
      November 14, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      A man died and was taken to his place of eternal torment by the devil.

      As he passed sulphurous pits and shrieking sinners, he saw a man he recognized as a lawyer snuggling up to a beautiful woman.

      “That’s unfair!” he cried. “I have to roast for all eternity, and that lawyer gets to spend it with a beautiful woman.”

      “Shut up”, barked the devil, jabbing the man with his pitchfork.

      “Who are you to question that woman’s punishment?”



  22. November 14, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Chips, I well know what you are going through with your ankle. I broke my lower e leg just above the left ankle. I still have 4 screws on the inside part holding the bone together. Get well soon. That was a long time ago when I did this.

  23. 138 amk for obama
    November 14, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    A man went into a lawyer’s office, and demanded to see the lawyer. He was escorted into the lawyer’s office.

    The man needed legal help, but he knew how expensive lawyers could be, so he inquired, “Can you tell me how much you charge?”

    “Of course”, the lawyer replied, “I charge $500 to answer three questions.”

    “Don’t you think that’s an awful lot of money to answer three questions?”

    “Yes it is”, answered the lawyer, “Now, what’s your third question?”

  24. 140 cman
    November 14, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Umm. The title of this page is “The Newt Diary? Eh??? April’s fools is early this year?

  25. 141 lisalovesobama
    November 14, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    So McBitters will be on MTP Sunday, who will be on to counter his evil bitterness and defend Amb. Rice?

  26. 145 isonprize
    November 14, 2012 at 10:20 pm


    Can you please make this picture show up for all to see???

    Photo of the Day – Tammy Duckworth on her FIRST DAY IN CONGRESS!!!


  27. 146 amk for obama
    November 14, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    First guy proudly: “My wife’s an angel!”

    Second guy: “You’re lucky, mine’s still alive.”

    • 147 jeff
      November 14, 2012 at 10:25 pm

      lol amk! You’re going to get all the ladies on here pissed off!

      • 148 amk for obama
        November 14, 2012 at 10:28 pm

        A Bible study group was discussing the unforeseen possibility of their sudden death. The leader of the discussion said, ” We will all die some day, and none of us really know when, but if we did we would all do a better job of preparing ourselves for that inevitable event.”

        “Everybody shook their heads in agreement with this comment.”

        Then the leader said to the group, “What would you do if you knew you only had 4 weeks of life remaining before your death, and then the Great Judgment Day?”

        A gentleman said, “I would go out into my community and minister the Gospel to those that have not yet accepted the Lord into their lives.”

        “Very good!”, said the group leader, and all the group members agreed, that would be a very good thing to do.

        One lady spoke up and said enthusiastically, “I would dedicate all of my remaining time to serving God, my family, my church, and my fellow man with a greater conviction.”

        “That”s wonderful!” the group leader commented, and all the group members agreed, that would be a very good thing to do.

        But one gentleman in the back finally spoke up loudly and said, “I would go to my mother-in-laws house for the 4 weeks.”

        Everyone was puzzled by this answer, and the group leader ask, “Why your mother-in-law’s home?”

        “Because that will make it the longest 4 weeks of my life!”


        Nowww, they all will be pissed off.

        And my job here is truly done.

      • 150 hopefruit2
        November 14, 2012 at 10:34 pm

        I have a joke just for amk.

        Knock knock!
        Who’s there?
        John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Todd, Luke Russert, Ed Henry, Mark Knoller, Jake Tapper, Andrea Mitchell…

    • 153 theo67
      November 15, 2012 at 12:26 am

      You know we’re keeping a tally of these “wimmin jokes”, don’t you, amk? The smackdown is going to be very painful… Just wanted to let you know. πŸ˜‰

  28. 154 amk for obama
    November 14, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Lenny went on vacation and asked Bobby to watch over his house, his cat and his granny. About a week later, Lenny calls home and asked “How’s my cat?”.

    Bobby hesitated and sadly told Lenny his cat died.

    “What?! You shouldn’t have broke the news to me like that! You should have done it slowly. The first time I called, you should have told me he was on the roof. The second time I called, you should have said there was no way to get him down. The third time I called, you should have told me that you tried to get her off the roof, but she fell down and died,” explained Lenny.

    Bobby apologized and went about his day.

    About a week later, Lenny called again and asked “How’s my Granny?”.

    There was a long silence and then Bobby replied. “Well, she’s on the roof.”

  29. November 14, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    • 163 nathkatun7
      November 15, 2012 at 12:08 am

      Bravo, Bravo, Bravo, Tally! This bitter, clueless, and grumpy man, who is routinely indulged by the media, as if he were a smart and serious man, needs to be called out for what he tried to do to the country when he impulsively picked the most unqualified person as VP candidate.

  30. 164 lisalovesobama
    November 14, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Lawry going off on ‘Little’ Lindsay Graham aka ‘Liar’ Lindsay Graham.

  31. 169 a4alice
    November 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Here’s something that is interesting. this guy is talking about reinstating the fairness doctrine

  32. 170 susanne
    November 14, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    i think mom’s passed out drunk. party?

  33. 172 a4alice
    November 14, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Nite TOD! Feel better Chips πŸ™‚


    • 173 vcprezofan2
      November 14, 2012 at 11:15 pm

      Hey a4A, not so fast! I should have been there long before you as I have to go to work tomorrow. Wait uzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  34. 174 hopefruit2
    November 14, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    • November 14, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    • 177 jacquelineoboomer
      November 14, 2012 at 11:53 pm

      I’m loving how PBO’s former campaign team members can now feel free to “go after” anybody that needs goin’ after, on behalf of the President … as Bill Burton and Axe have done since election night. Technically, they aren’t going to be speaking for the President in the future, so they can make these (still measured, because they’re not haters) comments they’ve had to stifle since before ’08 !

      • 178 susanne
        November 15, 2012 at 12:00 am

        you know they’re having fun, too!

      • 180 nathkatun7
        November 15, 2012 at 12:49 am

        I am with you Jacquelineoboomer. Of course we too must not be constrained to “go after any body that needs goin’ after, on behalf of the President.” As far as I am concerned, John McCain is a bitter, insecure, sore looser who can’t get over the fact that the President kicked his ass big time in 2008. Other loosing presidential candidates with integrity (e.g., the late George McGovern, Walter Mondale, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Al Gore and John Kerry) went on with their lives and were never preoccupied with denigrating the sitting Presidents who defeated them. But not the little man, John McCain, whose ego has been inflated by our unethical media that continue to give him the megaphone to attack President Obama. I know of no other loosing presidential candidate that has been treated by the media the way they have treated John McCain. VP Al Gore, who actually won the presidency, except that the Right wingers on the Supreme Court stole from under him, was never given the same platform to constantly attack George W. Bush; and neither was John Kerry who narrowly lost the equally suspect 2004 election. Yet the media has given John McCain more coverage and more respect than the sitting President who defeated him in a landslide.

        To be honest, I am sick and tired of John McCain and his sidekick (or the guy who has a crush on him) Lindsay Graham. Neither one of them has any credibility, or deep understanding of foreign affairs, other than the fact that they are the darlings of the mainstream media.

        Kudos to the TOD twitter warriors who are once again out in force exposing these idiots, along with their mainstream media enablers, and defending President Obama.

      • November 15, 2012 at 12:56 am

        Exactly, Jacqueline. And they’ve got 23+Million of us ready to ROCK with them and they know it!!!

  35. November 14, 2012 at 11:24 pm

  36. November 14, 2012 at 11:27 pm

  37. November 14, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Need to prepare dinner. Chips, sent you a DM. Please take care!!!


    • 187 lisalovesobama
      November 14, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      What time zone are you in Bob? It’s 11:30 where I’m at and it was a shocker reading that you were about to prepare for dinner.

      • November 14, 2012 at 11:51 pm

        PST. We never have dinner before 9p due to our schedules and that we always take at least an hour and enjoy dinner together – been doing it for now more than 43 years (it’s the Italian in me πŸ˜‰ ) … goodies coming out of the oven in 10 min … bbl πŸ™‚

  38. November 14, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    So, Jindal is going off on Romney for those comments??-


    Jiffy pop Popcorn!

  39. 190 lisalovesobama
    November 14, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    I love Catherine Zeta Jones! She’s such an awesome actress and singer. I’m watching Rock of Ages, but I don’t like the supposed protagonists, just the old school caters like Alec Balwin, Catherine, Bryan Cranston, Paul Giamatti, etc.

  40. November 14, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Oh, Chips. healing thoughts!!

  41. 195 lisalovesobama
    November 14, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    OT: Rock of Ages is soooooooooooooooooo bad!

  42. 196 jacquelineoboomer
    November 15, 2012 at 12:01 am

    • 197 COS
      November 15, 2012 at 12:03 am

      Jacqueline this is a good one. It made me laugh. πŸ™‚

    • 199 nathkatun7
      November 15, 2012 at 1:00 am

      There may be some truth here. I haven’t seen much of Cindy McCain. Every time I see John McCain he is always accompanied by Lindsey Graham. When is the last time John and Cindy have been prominently featured together? Compare that to the many times that John and Lindsey have been together saying exactly the same things.

      • 200 jacquelineoboomer
        November 15, 2012 at 10:54 am

        I’m thinkin’ Cindy is staying as far away from John as she can. I also firmly believe she voted for Obama!

  43. 201 susanne
    November 15, 2012 at 12:17 am

    feeling like a party! my president is the president of the whole land!!!

  44. 204 Tally
    November 15, 2012 at 12:33 am


  45. November 15, 2012 at 12:34 am

  46. 209 dotster3
    November 15, 2012 at 12:39 am

    more bizarro world from The Scandal——Petraeus got the Kelley gal, the Tampa Kardashian, in some kind of coal deal with S. Korea—–where she demanded $80 million in compensation—–and the deal fell thru—–or at least her part of it. Just mind-boggling tidbits—–she was flooding the inboxes of all the top brass there all the time with requests for help with her lavish parties etc., local police have 100 pages of calls from her with various complaints. Nuttiness. I can’t believe these top military guys were messed up with this family.


  47. November 15, 2012 at 1:06 am

  48. November 15, 2012 at 1:11 am

  49. November 15, 2012 at 1:17 am

    #CitizensConneted We Are The Power, We Are The Media

  50. November 15, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Thank you President Obama ….

    #TrustBarack – Libyans are building their future because of him

  51. 220 Smoothscotch
    November 15, 2012 at 2:29 am

    Bobfr, I reallynlikevthat tweet, citizens connected, and citizens UNITED.

  52. 221 Smoothscotch
    November 15, 2012 at 2:32 am

    It really is time for bed. My comment is suppose to be ‘I really like’ jeesh.

    Good night all.

  53. November 15, 2012 at 2:37 am

    Hey Chips, Wishing you a speedy recovery. Love you lots <<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  54. 223 ourmanflint
    November 15, 2012 at 2:38 am


  55. 224 amk for obama
    November 15, 2012 at 5:37 am


    Burma to free hundreds of prisoners before Obama visit

    Burma is releasing 452 prisoners under an amnesty, officials say, days before a visit by US President Barack Obama.

    The release, which could include political detainees, is to “help promote goodwill and the bilateral relationship”, state media report.

    The move is the latest in a series of prisoner releases under the reformist government of President Thein Sein.

    Mr Obama’s visit, a first by a serving US president, is intended to encourage continued government reform.

  56. 225 amk for obama
    November 15, 2012 at 5:40 am

  57. 226 amk for obama
    November 15, 2012 at 6:05 am

  58. 227 amk for obama
    November 15, 2012 at 6:25 am

    Top Republicans meeting for the first time since Election Day say the party lost its bid to unseat President Barack Obama because nominee Mitt Romney did not respond to criticism strongly enough or outline a specific agenda with a broad appeal.

    In conversations at the Republican Governors Association confab in Las Vegas, a half dozen party leaders predicted the GOP will lose again if it keeps running the same playbook based on platitudes in place of detailed policies. Instead, they asserted, the party needs to learn the lessons from its loss, respect voters’ savvy and put forward an agenda that appeals beyond the while, male voters who are its base.


    With polls in hand and shifting demographic trends in mind, these Republicans are looking at how best to position the party to make inroads with growing numbers of Hispanic, black and young voters who overwhelmingly voted Democratic last week. The Republicans were still smarting over constant criticism of Romney from Obama and Vice President Joe Biden β€” and what they saw as Romney’s often ineffective response.


    In the hallways at the conference, the governors and their top advisers uniformly blamed Romney’s loss on an uneven communications strategy. They said Romney allowed himself to be branded a corporate raider who put the interests of the wealthy above those of middle-income voters.


    The Republican nominee didn’t acknowledge any major missteps and said his team had run a superb campaign.

    A clueless arrogant vulture capitalist till the end and the aftermath.

  59. 228 globalcitizenlinda
    November 15, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Very sorry about your ankle Chips. wishing you well and a very quick recovery

  60. November 15, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Iron Dome in Israel knocked out the vast majority of Palestinian rockets from Gaza.
    1 got through and killed 1 Man in Israel. The Palestinians are firing old katusha Rockets, but they fire them in abundance and from different areas, to confuse the Israeli defense system.
    Can you imagine, if Israel did not have those Patriot 3 Missles?
    Now, who gave the Israeli Govt the Iron Done anti Missles defense shield?
    Yup! POTUS…

  61. 230 andogriff
    November 15, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Ms Chips, so sorry to hear you hurt your ankle… is it broken, or sprained? Hope it heals/knits quickly, and you can take some time off work to rest it.

  62. November 15, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Ok, Angus King was just on Tv, anounded like a Republucan.
    It sounds like he will not be voting party line, less so than Lieberman.

    • 232 carolyn
      November 15, 2012 at 8:45 am

      I remember one night that LOD explained why it is important for people to caucus with the Democratic party, he was talking specifically about Claire McCaskill whom many liberals do not like. They may vote contrarily sometimes, but they help set the majority agenda, and the committee chairmanships, and the number makes the majority stronger. I’m not saying this well, this was about a year ago, but even though we may not like them, having them with the Democrats makes Harry Reid and the agenda stronger.

    • 235 57andFemale
      November 15, 2012 at 9:04 am

      He ran as an independent, he has to sound like an independent for his constituents. What he will NOT be is a rubber stamp for Republican obstruction like Olympia Snowe (for all her ‘moderate’ noise, she helped Republicans 99.9% of the time). Will he need some convincing and cajoling – yes. Will he vote sometimes in ways we don’t like? Yes. So will McCaskill and Landrieu. But it’s much better than it was.

  63. 236 squarepeg
    November 15, 2012 at 7:56 am

  64. 237 amk for obama
    November 15, 2012 at 7:56 am

    PV lead now close to 4.8 mil and +2.8%.


  65. 244 1jam4pbo
    November 15, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Good Morning Miss Chips. Good Morning TOD family.

    Miss Chips sorry to read about your sick ankle, please take care of it and get better soon.

  66. November 15, 2012 at 8:56 am

    78k job losses this week- that’s has to be because of Sandy?

    • November 15, 2012 at 9:06 am

      Seems to be Jovie:

      Initial unemployment claims had been steadily improving for much of the fall, but the new figures from the Department of Labor reflect a shock to the system caused by Hurricane Sandy.

      The damage caused by Hurricane Sandy sent U.S. jobless claims soaring by 78,000 in the week ended Nov. 10 to an 18-month high of 439,000, according to the latest government figures. A Labor Department official on Thursday said claims surged in the eastern parts of the country that laid in the path of the storm. The destruction of job sites, closure of government offices and widespread power outages caused more people to file claims after an initial delay. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected claims to climb to 380,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis.

      The 439,000 claims represent the worst week since April 2011, but again, it’s largely the result of a natural disaster, not an economic crisis.


  67. 248 Titti
    November 15, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Sorry to hear about your ankle/foot Chips – get well soon. I tried to take out insurance with Llyoyds of London but apparently since it wasn’t your metatarsal (a la Rooney), they didn’t want to know. Awwwwww sorry mate (()).

  68. 250 Mae who love our CIC
    November 15, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Sorry to hear about your ankle as well Chips. I’ve had pins in my right ankle for 17 years now. You have my sentiments. Take care of your self.

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