Keep Chattin’

@samir: “Best. Typo. Ever.”

87 Responses to “Keep Chattin’”

  1. 1 carolmaewy
    February 3, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Chit chat

  2. 4 vitaminlover
    February 3, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Wonder who will win?

  3. 6 Allison
    February 3, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Congrats, Carol. Can’t wait to see Pres Obama!

  4. 9 vcprezofan2
    February 3, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Missed her again! Rats!!

  5. 10 carolmaewy
    February 3, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Sad anniversary, February 3rd is “The Day The Music Died”. It is the anniversary of the day that a small plane crashed in Clear Lake Iowa in 1959 and killed three American rock and roll legends: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and JP “The Big Bopper” Richardson. This pretty much rendered the small town into a Mayberryesque time capsule, nothing really changing, by design. Like in the movies when a child dies, and the mother can’t cope so she leaves the bedroom exactly as it was, even 30 years later. It’s a little creepy and reeks of desperation. My mother told me that the soda fountain in the Pharmacy was EXACTLY IDENTICAL to the way it was in the 50s when she’d go there to have a malt. See, I’m from Mason City, (formerly known as River City) the next town over. So I spent a lot of time in Clear Lake (even lived on a farm there for about 3 years as a wee lad). To a lesser degree, Mason City suffers a bit from being overly nostalgic because of the musical “The Music Man”. The “Trouble in River City” is that they refuse to let that go too. So they made a musical about our little town a long time ago. Who cares? If you watch it, it just makes fun of how stupid the residents were, which only leads me to believe that whoever wrote the thing, REALLY WAS there at some point! He really knew what he was talking about! He got the puritanical, uptightedness spot on! I think that most of the younger crowd just try to forget about it, rebelling against all of the “old timeyness” of the two towns. And then the City Council keeps wondering why everyone moves far away as soon as they get the chance?

    Boy, I guess I just had to write what I felt about that. Pardon my cathartic ramblings! 🙂

    “Seventy-six trombones led the big parade
    With a hundred and ten cornets close at hand.
    They were followed by rows and rows of the finest virtuosos, the cream of ev’ry famous band….”
    Sorry, watch the big game and enjoy.

    • 11 dotster3
      February 3, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      Hey—–I’m from Mason City too—-and I was there at the Surf that night—-the last night before the music died. We all left high school the next day during lunch to drive out to see the sad plane wreckage. I even knew people who were involved with the bad decision to fly that night. And I spent all my summers on and around Clear Lake. I loved growing up there, as does everyone I know who grew up there with me. I had a huge bunch of great, fun friends—-still in touch with many of them. We had so many advantages——like Hi Dive—-the dance/gathering place for teenagers every Fri. and Sat. night. I was also there at the world premiere of the Music Man. Meredith Wilson, who wrote the play, was from Mason City. It is true that many young people scatter post college, but that is true of most home towns. Most of my friends headed to Chicago, like me, or Minneapolis, for job opportunities. But there is a core group that is still there, but all of us agree at every reunion, and I’ve been to all but one, that we were very fortunate to grow up there.

      • 12 dotster3
        February 3, 2013 at 4:27 pm

        The annual Winter Dance Party has been going on at the Surf this weekend. Old and young come to celebrate the music of Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, Richie Valens and many of the other old time great rock n rollers. The Surf is the coolest—–never missed a teen aged dance there—–all the big names stopped there on their cross country tours. My mom and dad went to all the dances there too, danced to the big band sounds. I remember even dancing with my dad there on one occasion—–under the floating clouds ceiling. “How I wish I could dance with my father again.”

      • 14 carolmaewy
        February 3, 2013 at 5:36 pm

        I used to get an early radio show that celebrated it every year. Don’t get those in WY anymore. I have to get it online now. We can still enjoy their music. 😦

  6. 15 vcprezofan2
    February 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    @Samir, maybe that ‘Super Bowel Sunday’ was not a typo, seeing as how Dougie’s is a food place and all.

  7. 19 anniebella
    February 3, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    POTUS will be on in about 14 minutes……4:30pm.

  8. 20 utaustinliberal
    February 3, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA……well, after the game, Super Bowl does turn into “Super Bowel.”

  9. 21 donna dem 4 obama
    February 3, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Happy SuperBowl Sunday TOD!!

    I’ve been Super Busy this week but now the DonnaDem house if filling up with 49er and Raven fans for the SB Party this evening.

    Spicy Buffalo Wings
    Chicken Quesadilla
    Spicy Chili
    Potato Salad
    Mac and Cheese
    Veggie Trays
    Chips and Dip
    and for dessert…
    Red Velvet CupCakes

    Have a great game everyone!!!!

  10. February 3, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Good afternoon, Obots!

    So, this is why I live in Los Angeles. I was on the couch, Spanish football on the telly, 74 degrees outside, all doors and windows open, ceiling fan on, and looking outside at the brilliant sunshine. Waiting for guests to arrive, beer is on ice, one margarita is in me already, and life is good.

    • 25 vcprezofan2
      February 3, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      You know, LL, painting a picture like that for people who are shivering under overcast skies while listening to the cold winds blowing outside should be considered cruel and unacceptable punishment! Where’s that empathy that Dems always profess to have?

    • 28 carolmaewy
      February 3, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      I thought you were from Washington? I can’t keep anything straight. Well, it’s not bad sitting in front of a fire with the loves of my life surrounding me here. 😎

  11. 29 utaustinliberal
    February 3, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Pres. Obama’s interview with Scott Pelley is on CBS at 4:30PM ET / 3:30 PM CT. In about 9 minutes.

  12. 31 anniebella
    February 3, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Last Sunday we were preparing for POTUS’s Inauguration Monday.

  13. February 3, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    And, at least as of now, the forecast for our trip to Paso Robles over President’s Day weekend looks like it’ll be in the 70s. God, I love California.

    • 34 theo67
      February 3, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      I’m with you there! Had air conditioning on yesterday in the car, sat at an outdoor patio for lunch yesterday, and have had all doors and windows open today. Nice.

  14. February 3, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Funny! I’ve ALWAYS called it the “Super Bowel”… Those red velvet cupcakes do sound good… Going to some friends’ house, with a TV bigger than Jupiter. You can actually look right up the players’ nostrils and see what’s in there…


    • 36 carolmaewy
      February 3, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      Up their nostrils? Can you see what they do to each other when they are in a pile trying to regain a fumble? Heard wild stories. I wish they were all miked. Loved the lip-sink video someone posted!

  15. 37 Bill
    February 3, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Off topic: Just heard on C-SPAN that Santa Fe, New Mexico has a population of 80,000 and 17 independent book stores. It must be a nice town.

  16. 39 hopefruit2
    February 3, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    PBO is up after the break 🙂

  17. February 3, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Is it streaming online at any site?

  18. 41 Betsy
    February 3, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    President Obama is on NOW!!!

  19. 42 vitaminlover
    February 3, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Obama’s in the CBS houuuuuse!

  20. 43 hopefruit2
    February 3, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    He’s on now!

    • 44 LadyTNT
      February 3, 2013 at 4:40 pm

      Hi HF, are there any links for the interview?

      • 45 hopefruit2
        February 3, 2013 at 4:55 pm

        Not any that I’m aware of. I checked the CBS website but they don’t start streaming until 6PM ET. 😦 Hopefully we will have some video footage soon.

        • 46 LadyTNT
          February 3, 2013 at 5:25 pm

          Thanks, I tried that too. So you say they will be live streaming the game? Does that mean I get to watch Bey live? I hope so!!

  21. 47 Betsy
    February 3, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    He’s looking good!!!

  22. 49 Bill
    February 3, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Cayman Island accounts! To whom was that a reference?

  23. 51 Betsy
    February 3, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Great interview.

  24. 52 prettyfoot58
    February 3, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Good Substantive questions…without angst…WHPresscorp should take note

  25. 54 dotster3
    February 3, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Short and sweet, President Obama smart, sensible and impressive again, as is his habit.

  26. 55 Allison
    February 3, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Good interview w/ President Obama. Question: Is that a toupee on JB’s head? Not a good look! I like him tho

  27. February 3, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    “So if you want to know why the Republican Party will remain broken for the foreseeable future, go watch the Ted Cruz game tape from this week. And try to think how it could have been otherwise.”


  28. 57 Vicki
    February 3, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Maybe i’m too sensitive but I felt like Scott Pelley was taking shots at POTUS.
    The economy shrank?!?!? Only by one measure, Mr. Pelley. Soaring by all the other metrics.

    • 58 Bill
      February 3, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      With the GDP being such a headline figure Pelley could probably have been criticized if he had not asked the question. However, it gave PBO the opportunity to mention the other metrics you correctly identified.

    • 59 theo67
      February 3, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      I think it was ok. The economy DID shrink, that’s a fact. But, the President was able to put that fact in context, and provide a little more info than we get from the media. I thought the interview was good – and respectful, allowing the President to provide complete answers without interruption. No silly nonsense like the Fox “News” crap, or the “do your underage daughters have posters of grown men on their walls” garbage.

  29. 61 utaustinliberal
    February 3, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Wide ranging interview: Economy, Taxes, Sequester, Women in Combat, Safety of Football, Allowing Gay People in the Scouts.

    I chuckled when Pres. Obama specifically mentioned closure of the carried interest loophole. Romney is screaming in his car elevator right now.

  30. 62 cookemom
    February 3, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Well, I guess I missed the interview huh? I was in the kitchen cooking my beer chicken and fixins. I was expecting to call me in when the interview started. What do I find as I peek around the door? Cookeman, mouth wide open, snoring on the recliner. I’m like, ‘cookeman, cookeman, is he on yet, is he, is he!?!’ He goes, ‘huh…er….uh….um…who….oh….well….’ Sigh, maybe I’ll catch the video.

  31. 64 dotster3
    February 3, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    And of course —AP: Breaking news! Obama says scouting should be open to gays! President Obama is correct, of course, equal opportunities for all, but AP plucked what they considered to be the most controversial and blasted a Breaking News! bulletin on that. That’s all our news media is any more—–just controversy provokers.

    • 65 anniebella
      February 3, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      You know the media is so dam stupid. Why is that Breaking News? Here’s something for you AP: Believe it or not , not every gay man is after little boy, just like every Catholic Priests are not after little boys.

  32. 66 vitaminlover
    February 3, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I got a kick out of the White House releasing the picture of President Obama skeet shooting. Just to mess with the media and wingnuts heads. (smirk)

  33. 67 utaustinliberal
    February 3, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Posting my live tweets for LadyTNT who was at work and couldn’t watch the interview. Hope this helps. 😀

  34. 69 utaustinliberal
    February 3, 2013 at 5:01 pm

  35. February 3, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Puppy Bowl IX is on Animal Planet!!!!

  36. 72 hopefruit2
    February 3, 2013 at 5:04 pm

  37. 73 prettyfoot58
    February 3, 2013 at 5:04 pm

  38. February 3, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    This is the best I could do on short notice TOD. PBO interview

  39. February 3, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    • 81 theo67
      February 3, 2013 at 5:25 pm

      Knoller is so bitter – it must be terrible to be him. Especially now that President Obama has been re-elected, re-inaugurated and reinvigorated by the American people. Nothing Knoller has done could prevent it from happening, and he’s got to live with that fact for the next four years! Lovely!!

  40. February 3, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I have NO idea how to do this–imbed video so I am going to share the link and either hope it works or that someone will fix it for me.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb-J17iWOJk. This is the story of Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys player who won the 2013 Walter Peyton Award this year. He is from our hometown and has quite the story. Get the tissues ready!

  41. 86 lockewasright
    February 3, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    mmm… barbecue…

    I am firing up the smoker on tuesday.

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