This and That


Bo, the Obama family dog, plays in the snow in the Rose Garden of the White House, Jan. 24 (Photo by Pete Souza)



Helloooooooo everyone – how are you all doing? I still haven’t replied to recent emails …. but tomorrow, hopefully. ๐Ÿ˜•

82 Responses to “This and That”

  1. 1 yardarm756
    January 24, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I’m getting closer.

  2. 27 hopefruit2
    January 24, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Very, very nice. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 29 hopefruit2
    January 24, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Five of us all signed in at 8PM? Hmmm…..

  4. 30 Obama Proud
    January 24, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Love to all here from the biggest lurker ever. Spending all these past months with you all is the only thing that has kept me sane and I offer many sincere thanks. Couldn’thave made it without you. And AMK, if you ever leave here I will throw myself off the nearest cliff.

    • 31 hopefruit2
      January 24, 2013 at 8:03 pm

      Welcome to TOD Obama Proud! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks like amk sure is under a lot of pressure to remain at TOD…

    • 32 Pamela
      January 24, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      Well, obamaproud, if you continue to lurk, how will we ever know if you throw yourself from a cliff? Just askin’….

  5. 33 magapie
    January 24, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Remember the Grand Funk song: I’m Your Captain ?? And it went one for gawd, like 11 minutes or something with: I’m GET TING clooOser to my hooo-oh-ommmmme???

    • 35 nathkatun7
      January 24, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      Thank you so much Bill R., for sharing this excellent piece. It’s really a must read! We need such sober mature political analyses instead of all the hair on fire outrages and the name calling of Sen. Harry Reid.

        • 37 nathkatun7
          January 24, 2013 at 11:21 pm

          Thanks, Bob! I was put off by people attacking Senate Majority Leader for supposedly caving. Although I would have preferred a stronger filibuster reform than this one, the fact of the matter is that not every one, including Senators I respect, agreed with me. I am especially thinking of my Senator, Barbara Boxer, and Senator Patrick Lahey who have impeccable records of fighting for progressive issues.

  6. 38 hopefruit2
    January 24, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    • 39 jacquelineoboomer
      January 24, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      She’s gettin’ how the Senate works! Good for her. (Keep at it, Elizabeth!)

    • 42 hgerhard
      January 24, 2013 at 8:36 pm

      We have a lot of work to do to make our democracy functional again. My real take away from the President’s Inaugural Address is summarized in these two lines:
      (1) You and I, as citizens, have the power to set this country’s course.
      (2) You and I, as citizens, have the obligation to shape the debates of our time.
      In the final analysis, most of our problems are the result of apathy and neglect of our duties as citizens, including “not only … the votes we cast, but …. the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideals”.

    • 43 yardarm756
      January 24, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    • 44 utaustinliberal
      January 24, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      Good for her. I’m on a wait and see mode.

  7. 45 yardarm756
    January 24, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    First date conversation..

    Conversation starts with the lady asking the man if he drinks.
    Lady: Do you drink?
    Man: Yes
    Lady: How much a day?
    Man: 3 six packs
    Lady: How much per six pack
    Man: about $10.00
    Lady: And how long have you been drinking?
    Man: 15 years
    Lady: So 1 six pack cost $10.00 and you have 3 six packs a day which puts your spending each month at $900. In one year, it would be $10,800 correct?
    Man: Correct
    Lady: If in 1 year you spend $10,800 not accounting for inflation, the past 15 years puts your spending at $162,000 correct?
    Man: Correct
    Lady: Do you know that if you hadn’t drank, that money could have been put in a step-up interest savings account and after accounting for compound interest for the past 15 years, you could have now bought a Ferrari?
    Man: Do you drink?
    Lady: No

    Man: Where’s your f….. Ferrari?

  8. 65 hopefruit2
    January 24, 2013 at 8:17 pm

  9. January 24, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Sweet goobly, the new SEC head looks like she eats the souls of miscreants!

    Ok, in a less cranky mood right now. I blocked a user from our online reference chat who was talking “hood” and trying to get a librarian’s phone number and a date with her. That got my jollies off. ๐Ÿ˜†

  10. 69 Pamela
    January 24, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    In October 1992, now-Justice Sotomayor was sworn in to serve on the District Court for the Southern District of New York, the mother court, the oldest district court in the nation. PBO sure knows how to pick the best…..

    • 70 Pamela
      January 24, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      I finished the biography of Justice Sotomayor last night, and do highly recommend it as an excellent and educational read. I come away from her story feeling both impressed and astonished, and have a deeper knowing that Change will INDEED come when people with this high intelligence and integrity begin now to steer the course Forward.

      • January 24, 2013 at 8:44 pm

        Thanks for the recommendation Pamela, I’d love to read it, her story is inspirational.

      • 72 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        January 24, 2013 at 9:01 pm

        I’m looking forward to finding it. Was disappointed that not only did my local Costco NOT have the book,but their minuscule had rwnj titles and NO progressives! Had to stop at the membership desk on the way out to fill out a complaint card. Now I pissed that I didn’t take time to go to the Costco in Pentagon City on Saturday…

      • 73 vcprezofan2
        January 24, 2013 at 10:00 pm

        Hi Pamela! I was looking for either that or the Grunwald New Deal book in the airport book stand today, and yesterday at Target but didn’t find either. I suppose I’ll remember another time when I’m in a real bookstore.

  11. 74 magapie
    January 24, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I had to SHARE this spot-on Cesca piece on the ole Facebookss with the comment: How DOES someone like teddy nugent get this imbecilic, delusional and laughable? An especially virulent strain of cat-scratch fever?


  12. 75 dotster3
    January 24, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Fun read—-sleepless from worry about election produces scary vision of Tagg Romney in crack on ceiling…


  13. 76 anniebella
    January 24, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    How cute is that picture of Bo out in the snow? Real cute.

    • 77 jacquelineoboomer
      January 24, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      I just spotted that black and white image of Bo the Snow Dog, Chips! Can’t thank you enough. It’s a keeper.

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  15. 79 dotster3
    January 24, 2013 at 9:19 pm

  16. 81 yardarm756
    January 24, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Two old guys, Rick 80 and Bill 87, were sitting on a park bench one morning The 87-year-old had just finished his morning jog and wasn’t even short of breath.

    The 80-year-old was amazed at the guy’s stamina and asked him what he did to have so much energy.

    The 87-year-old said, “Well, I eat rye bread every day. It keeps your energy level high and you’ll have great stamina with the ladies.”

    So, on the way home the 80-year-old stopped at the bakery.
    As he was looking around, the saleslady asked if he needed any help.

    He said, “Do you have any rye bread?”

    She said, “Yes, there’s a whole shelf of it. Would you like some?”

    He said, “I want five loaves.”

    She said, “My goodness, five loaves! By the time you get to the 3rd loaf, it’ll be hard.”

    He replied, “I can’t believe everybody knows about this shit but me.”

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