Thursday’s Schedule

Brooks Kraft has won “Political Photo of the Year” from the The White House News Photographers Association for this image of President Barack Obama speaking in the pouring rain during a campaign rally in Glen Allen, Va. (See here)



9:35: President Obama departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

11:30: Arrives in Decatur, Ga.

12:10: Visits a pre-kindergarten classroom at College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center

1:20: Delivers remarks at Decatur Community Recreation Center

2:40: Departs Decatur

4:25: Arrives at the White House

4:50: Participates in a “Fireside Hangout” with Google+ to discuss his State of the Union Address


WH: On Thursday, President Obama will join the latest in a series of “Fireside Hangouts” – a 21st century take on FDR’s famous radio addresses – to talk about his State of the Union Address.

During a completely virtual conversation hosted by Google, the President will answer questions from Americans across the country about the issues and policies laid out in the speech. Anyone can submit a question for the President and vote on your favorites on the White House YouTube channel

290 Responses to “Thursday’s Schedule”

  1. 1 carolmaewy
    February 13, 2013 at 8:56 pm


  2. 2 amk for obama
    February 13, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    No, I want to pose questions to mark knoller on teh google. He seems to have all the ‘numbers’.

  3. February 13, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Chips, if you haven’t read The Dirty Tackle’s “If it continued” piece on today’s match, please do. This made me snort laugh at the reference desk:

    145′ — While sharing a tender embrace, Alex Ferguson injects Ronaldo with a slow-acting drug that will leave him paralyzed from the hair down until after the second leg. He briefly mourns his inability to feel human emotions, then thinks a hearty, sinister laugh.

  4. 5 Proud Former White House Intern
    February 13, 2013 at 8:58 pm


  5. February 13, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Sweet excellent choice, congrats Carolmaewy #1

    • 7 carolmaewy
      February 13, 2013 at 11:57 pm

      Thanks LP. 🙂 I’m finally up to date. But I’ll fall behind again because I’m going to bed soon. Not much sleep last night. Too much fun here.

  6. February 13, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    That photograph is gripping, poetic, inspiring……..profound … WOW.

    • February 13, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      Isn’t it stunning Magapie? I was just trying to find the color version in Google Images to show you – when I typed in the keywords my horse poo pic came up 😕

      • February 13, 2013 at 9:15 pm

        Dear god, that one is in your hall of fame Chipsticks. Will never get old…..

        • February 13, 2013 at 9:18 pm

          Thanks LP, I honestly don’t think there’s another photo quite like it 😎


          • 12 LunarSea
            February 13, 2013 at 9:41 pm

            should we give thanks for that while you enjoy your notoriety?

          • 13 Pamela
            February 13, 2013 at 9:48 pm

            Pay them no mind, Chipsticks, they all really SO love the classic elements of the poo pic, just like to tease you! My Mum said it was a love thing when my 9 brothers teased me for stuff…. (still not sure I bought that, but hey….)

      • 14 Dudette
        February 13, 2013 at 9:26 pm

        OMG, I remember that photo. I spent at least a half hour writing a thesis on how genius it was when my computer froze. Drat! So then I wrote some brown-nosing (pun-intended) comment and you didn’t even notice it. The rest of that evening my bottom lip was dragging on the floor.

        [Yes, I’m pretty sure I really a 14 yr-old stuck in an ‘umpty-somthing’ body.]

      • February 13, 2013 at 9:27 pm

        Thank you SO much Chips. You know we love you to death but sometimes less is more. MMM, well FOR EXAMPLE the great photo is PERFECT in B&W. NO NEED TO SEARCH FOR COLOR. Hoofed animal poop pictures are also better in B&W if they are necessary AT ALL. Furthermore…………. Oh!!! BO IS GREAT IN COLOR OR B&W!!! (not to mention the rest of the First Family ;>)

      • 16 jacquelineoboomer
        February 13, 2013 at 9:35 pm

        Chips, really, in the horse poo category, we’d give ya the win! (So funny.)

      • 17 Dudette
        February 13, 2013 at 10:10 pm

        Sheesh, still with the crickets! I give up! 🙂

      • 18 carolmaewy
        February 13, 2013 at 11:54 pm

        One photo only a select few get the privalage of seeing! 🙂

  7. February 13, 2013 at 9:04 pm

  8. 27 amk for obama
    February 13, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    • 28 Dudette
      February 13, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      For me, it depend on what the line is for. If it’s to vote, I may be pissed, but they’d have to bring in a wrestling team to drag me away if they wanna stop me me from voting (okay, or pepper spray or mad dogs… whatever). Now if I have to wait more the 10 minutes in the checkout line at the grocery store or at the bank, sayonara baby! 🙂

    • 29 Pamela
      February 13, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      So, why don’t all states have mail in ballots, or is that a foolish question? Oregon was first, and now here in Washington we have this system, seems to be working well, and goodness gracious it makes voting so easy. As in easy peasy…..

      • 30 LunarSea
        February 13, 2013 at 9:47 pm

        I’ve been writing the WH with that suggestion for weeks now, asking them to look at Washington as inspiration. I think they must be tired of me, but if they can do it with fed taxes they can do it with voting!

        • 31 Pamela
          February 13, 2013 at 9:53 pm

          I imagine it is much less expense all around. And people do not need to take time off work, nor mass in the huge number of poll workers, parking becomes a zero factor, and you must be a legally registered voter so the registration process is under control. I just love sitting with a cup of tea, my kitty and my voter pamphlet, which I read thoroughly, including all the For and Against arguments, so I can feel I have made the most informed decision possible. Then, blip, stamp, and buh bye! It’s gone. Fabulous.

          • 32 LunarSea
            February 13, 2013 at 10:26 pm

            and I like having a paper trail…..

          • 33 cindysweatt
            February 13, 2013 at 10:44 pm

            I think the real reason is that it would help the working class (mostly Dems) be able to vote too easily. And they really don’t want just anybody voting. Gotta keep out the riff-raff. Seriously, I think that is the reason they don’t switch.

      • 34 yardarm756
        February 13, 2013 at 10:36 pm

        Some states have been known to dump mail-in ballots in the thrash.

      • 36 nathkatun7
        February 14, 2013 at 1:10 am

        Pamela you guys in the Northwest ( Oregon/Washington) are so far ahead of the game. I think the reason you are so far ahead is because you are not pre-occupied with suppressing the votes of any group/ethnicity you don’t like.

  9. 37 Elly in Maryland
    February 13, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Backing up a couple of posts – where Michelle hosts the folks from “Beasts of the Southern Wild” – I just want to chime in that this is such a spectacular movie. I know it didn’t penetrate very far in the cinemas around the country and a lot of people never got a chance to see it. It is available on Netflix. It’s the best movie I have seen in a long time and I’m thrilled that Mrs. Obama shares my opinion!

    • 38 LunarSea
      February 13, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      I agree. My college aged daughter turned me on to it when visiting last year and we loved it. I am surprised to see it getting recognized with an Oscar nod. I am also impressed that it was featured by the crew at the WH this way.


    • 39 carolmaewy
      February 14, 2013 at 12:03 am

      Will it be on HBO or Showtime?

    • 40 carolmaewy
      February 14, 2013 at 12:05 am

      The young director was on the Colbert Report last week I think. Quite impressive young man.

  10. 41 desertflower
    February 13, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Have I mentioned how much I love that photo of the President? Oh my….anyway, I just got through writing my heart out on the cruise info…and old Chipster here is feeling frisky and decides to put up a new thread! Short answer: Royal Caribbean…long reason why, “This and That” thread!

    Will check back later. Right now, I have a few Valentine’s to make out for my kiddos before tomorrow:) Party day!!

    • 42 auntsis522
      February 13, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      Yes, Chips does that to me all of the time. As soon as I post, she puts up a new thread. I think she does it on purpose. 🙂
      YES, Royal Caribbean all the way — Adventure of the Seas. Go online and see the fleet of ships.

    • February 13, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      Oi! Less of your “old”. Sheesh.

      • 44 jacquelineoboomer
        February 13, 2013 at 9:42 pm

        Term of endearment, I’m sure. (Now, with me, “old” is something I embrace! Because I may be gettin’ older, but I can’t get any better.) (Oops – did I write that?)

      • 45 desertflower
        February 13, 2013 at 10:22 pm

        It WAS a term of endearment!! JOB was absolutely right! You are quick, quick, quick!! You can’t be THAT old, because you kick some ass with these posts:)

    • 46 swbluega
      February 13, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      Thanks for the info.

  11. 47 collegekay
    February 13, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Hey y’all. Been a minute since I commented. Hope all is well.

    Everything’s cool and busy on my end.

  12. 54 sabreen60
    February 13, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Hello TOD and Ms. Chips. Y’all know I love me some wet President Obama 😀 Of course I love dry President Obama, too.

  13. 58 99ts
    February 13, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Holding up my record of last poster on a thread – Carolmaewy will never get ahead on that record – 🙂 🙂

  14. February 13, 2013 at 9:13 pm

  15. 68 amk for obama
    February 13, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    A girl asks her boyfriend to come over Friday night and have dinner with her parents. This being a big event, the girl tells her boyfriend that after dinner, she would like to go out and “do it” for the first time. Well, the boy is ecstatic, but he has never done it before, so he takes a trip to the pharmacist to get some protection. The pharmacist helps the boy for about an hour. He tells the boy everything there is to know about protection and doing it. At the register, the pharmacist asks the boy how many he’d like to buy; a 3-pack, a 10-pack, or a family pack. The boy insists on the family pack because he thinks he will be very busy, it being his first time and all.

    That night, the boy shows up at the girl’s parent’s house and meets his girlfriend at the door. “Oh I’m so excited for you to meet my parents, come on in.” The boy goes inside and is taken to the dinner table where the girl’s parents are seated. The boy quickly offers to say grace and bows his head. A minute passes, and the boy still deep in prayer with his head down. Ten minutes pass and still no movement from the boy. Finally, after 20 minutes with his head down, the girlfriend leans over and whispers to her boyfriend, “I had no idea you were so religious.” The boy turns and whispers back, “I had no idea your father was a pharmacist.”

  16. 74 Pamela
    February 13, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Oh dear, Let it rain, Let it rain, Let it rain!

  17. February 13, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Feinstein needs to hear from us-

    Sen. Feinstein delays Brennan confirmation vote until after recess
    Carlo Muñoz
    02/13/13 07:38 PM ET
    Senate Intelligence Committee members have requested more information from the White House on armed drones and the attack in Benghazi.…


    • 76 nathkatun7
      February 14, 2013 at 1:17 am

      Jovie, why are you attacking my Senator, Diane Feinstein? Don’t you know that any delay in confirming the President’s nominee is all Harry Reid’s fault?

  18. 77 prettyfoot58
    February 13, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    The President has to know that there was and is a deliberate attempt to disenfranchize minority voters..indeed there is a challenge to Sect 5 of the Voting Rights act before SOTUS…whatias his reasoning to bring the attorney for the Romney campaign on board…and by doing do…how does this address the issue of voter suppression….

  19. 80 amk for obama
    February 13, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    US Airways recently introduced a special half fare for wives who accompanied their husbands on business trips.

    Expecting valuable testimonials, the PR department sent out letters to all the wives of businessmen who had used the special rates, asking how they enjoyed their trip.

    Letters are still pouring in asking, “What trip?”

  20. 81 amk for obama
    February 13, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Why did God create man before woman?

    He didn’t want any advice…

    And I’m outta here.

  21. 84 amk for obama
    February 13, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    The Reverend Billy Graham tells of a time early in his ministry when he arrived in a small town to preach a sermon.

    Wanting to mail a letter, he asked a young boy where the post office was.

    When the boy had told him, Dr. Graham thanked him and said, “If you’ll come to the Church this evening, you can hear me telling everyone how to get to Heaven.”

    “I don’t think I’ll be there,” the boy said. “You don’t even know your way to the post office.”

  22. February 13, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    US hopes to finish Europe trade in 2 years-


    That would be huge! Maybe nor right away, but over a decade or 2, immense benefit!

  23. 86 swbluega
    February 13, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Inhofe insisted that his demand for a 60-vote threshold is not a “filibuster.”

    “It’s not a filibuster. I don’t want to use that word,” Inhofe said.

    • 87 swbluega
      February 13, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      Left off link : http://m.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/02/a-filibuster-for-chuck-hagel/273150/

      Is that the new tactic…it’s not because I say it’s s not?

    • 90 nathkatun7
      February 14, 2013 at 1:40 am

      What, in God’s heaven, is wrong with Oklahoma? How could the people of Oklahoma have elected such an ignorant man, over and over again, to the Senate of the United States? It’s o.k. to be a conservative, but do you have to be so dumb and so consumed with hate? And this guy, Inhofe, is supposedly the senior Senator from Oklahoma. With all the years he has spent in the Senate, he is still clueless about what the filibuster is all about. It’s people like Inhofe, who are entrusted with the power of making public policy, that lead me to fully appreciate the prayer/ expression: “God Bless America.” It’s at times like these that we definitely need a higher power to save this country if people in states like Oklahoma keep voting for imbeciles to be in charge of formulating public policy.

  24. February 13, 2013 at 9:31 pm

  25. 92 jacquelineoboomer
    February 13, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    I’m singin’ in the rain, just singin’ in the rain, what a glorious feelin’ …

    Oh, sorry, saw the photo and went wild (that’s “wild” for me!).

  26. 115 dotster3
    February 13, 2013 at 9:35 pm

  27. 118 Dudette
    February 13, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Three posts in and already I can’t write a coherent sentence. I need a break! 🙂

  28. February 13, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    • 129 Dudette
      February 13, 2013 at 9:44 pm

      Look at that socialist! Why he looks positively British! There he goes again actin’ like one them furriners!
      Now look at GWB – he just LOOKS like a good ol’ Merikun, don’t he? He was YUNEEK! He’s even standing in standing in front of the words United States. I tell you, that there was a patriot!

  29. 133 hopefruit2
    February 13, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    I love PBO in rain – without or without an umbrella. Mother Nature seems to have a special liking for this President, Dubbya & Willard, not so much.

  30. February 13, 2013 at 9:44 pm

  31. February 13, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    • 149 utaustinliberal
      February 14, 2013 at 1:02 am

      I do believe he did or he was just telling VP Biden: “You’re number one.” and VP Biden was like: “Who me? Nah….you’re number one.” Then Pres. Obama chuckled and said: “Nope buddy…..you’re number one.” Then VP Biden shook his head and said: “Dude….no. You’re number one.”

      Then Boehner looked at them and said: “Would you all cut this shit out? Your bromance has me all verklempt.”

  32. February 13, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    • 153 anniebella
      February 13, 2013 at 11:18 pm

      A wonderful lady.

    • 154 Joy
      February 13, 2013 at 11:37 pm

      What beautiful woman. I’ll bet she has seen her share of shit throughout her life, and all she wanted to do was to vote. What a commendable lady this girl is. She is a true inspiration to everyone, young, middle age, and seniors. Bravo Miss Desiline!

      • 155 anniebella
        February 13, 2013 at 11:46 pm

        That piece of crap Governor in Florida ought to be ashame of his self. I want not to hate Republicans, but there is something wrong, something evil with these Republicans, is it the fact that they can’t stand the black President?

        • 156 carolmaewy
          February 14, 2013 at 12:47 am

          He is a jerk. Have you heard about his dog problem. The Dogs against Romney group is getting the word out. They’ve changed their name. Anyway he adopted a young yellow lab about a month before his election, then after he was elected he returned the dog. Dog 💩

  33. 157 lamh36
    February 13, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Man, how much do I love Colin Firth? Instead of watching the SOTU or the response live (I watched it on DVR a lil later) was instead watching Pride & Prejudice with Colin Firth. How much to I love this version, I watched it again today…lol.

    I know I’ve said it before, but man I love Colin Firth’s Mr Darcy. I may be really biased, but IMHO he’s the best actor to ever pay the character…lol. I will NOT listen to any disagreements…lol.

    Good night guys.

  34. February 13, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Wet President

    GREAT NAME FOR A ROCK BAND!!! I’m gonna learn how to play guitar and………….YEAH!!

    • 161 Dudette
      February 13, 2013 at 10:39 pm

      You’ll need adoring fans screaming at every concert, shoving people out of the way just to be near you! I can DO that — I’m your girl!!

  35. February 13, 2013 at 10:29 pm

  36. February 13, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Going to call in a night, but want to leave TOD fam w/ a beautiful video of the moon rising in New Zealand, like you have never seen B4

  37. 171 Jeff
    February 13, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Hey everyone. Working campus security and a lot of overtime. I’m kinda angry though as I am making basically minimum wage which although is kinda high considering I work in Seattle. I like security work but in a campus it’s massively harder to do in comparison to most other jobs.

  38. 174 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    February 13, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    I’m stealing this pic. I must have it. Thank you very much!!!

  39. February 13, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Scott Brown signs on with fox news-


  40. 188 sabreen60
    February 13, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    • 189 jacquelineoboomer
      February 13, 2013 at 10:55 pm

      That is a VERY powerful tweet and message. Let’s R/T the hell out of it!

    • 190 Dudette
      February 13, 2013 at 10:58 pm


    • 191 nathkatun7
      February 14, 2013 at 2:13 am

      Bravo, Bravo, diane/sabreen60, for this wonderful tweet! This is exactly the message we need to focus on. These cowardly bastards need to be exposed. Of course they are able to get away with lies, hypocrisy and BS, because our so called MSM are their enablers.

  41. 192 sabreen60
    February 13, 2013 at 10:55 pm

  42. February 13, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Go FLOTUS!

  43. 203 desertflower
    February 13, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    that’s it for me:) Bedtime….see you tomorrow.

  44. February 13, 2013 at 11:05 pm
    • 205 Dudette
      February 13, 2013 at 11:19 pm

      For anyone who’s thinking maybe this water thing might just be a temporary blip in the GOP Savior’s path to Presidential glory.
      I draw your attention to this moment in history when one little over-exuberant scream derailed a frontrunner’s hopes of “taking back the White House” in 2004. Just sayin’ — you never know what’ll do it, but when you’re done, you’re done.

    • 211 anniebella
      February 13, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      I saw Rubio sweating like a PIG. A frying lying pig.

    • 215 Joy
      February 13, 2013 at 11:26 pm

      Its just the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen happen in politics. Especially that he was suppose to be giving a very strong message to his followers after this SOTU. Can you just image him as president. Its just effing laughable.

      • 216 Dudette
        February 13, 2013 at 11:31 pm

        They either didn’t bother to coach him in preparation for the thing or gave him really incompetent ones. Either way, the damage is done. Bring on the next one!

        • 217 Joy
          February 13, 2013 at 11:43 pm

          Agree, it was as laughable as the Bachman response last time, and I won’t even repeat what my husband had to say about Ron dumbass Paul’s response was. 2016 is looking good for democrats. If this is all they can start pushing between tea-twits and republicans, they’re going to get buried. 🙂

          • 218 carolmaewy
            February 14, 2013 at 12:58 am

            I never did see Rand Paul. I did see one interview of Ted Nugent lying to Luke Russert and making a fool of himself. Did anyone else see them?

  45. 219 globalcitizenlinda
    February 13, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    these have been exciting days thanks to the re-election of PBO

  46. February 13, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Daryl Hannah among those arrested at White House gates while protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline (POLITICO || Talia Buford)
    Ah, the Far left fighting the evil WH again?

  47. 223 Joy
    February 13, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Just finished watching this situation with Dorner and the LAPD. Somehow I smell a real rat with the LAPD. Sounds like this man was fired for blowing the whistle on some asshole cop kicking a retarded person in the head. When he brought it forward to his superiors he was fired. I’m hearing differant things and I don’t know what to believe. Apparently he then went into the army and was fired there as well, perhaps by someone higher up in the police dept. giving him a bad opinion to the army. Anyway, anyone know more about this? The news is not saying anything. Anderson Cooper touched on it for a few minutes tonight. If any of this is true, it still isn’t right what Dorner did, but if it is true, what is wrong with the LAPD? And how corrupt are they? Is this another situation within the LAPD of racism?

    • 224 carolmaewy
      February 14, 2013 at 1:04 am

      I have heard what you heard. I’ve heard people familiar with LAPD blame them, and I heard the cops defend themselves. The cops are not disclosing much because they haven’t finished the investigation, but it smells fishy. There was a link to a transcript of police scanners that sounded bad for the cops. It was on a site like raw story or something.

      • 225 Joy
        February 14, 2013 at 1:23 am

        Yes, I followed some of the news today and there were voices saying such as “burn that, light it on fire, burn it” sort of thing. And then they do a press conference today saying they didn’t purposely try to burn down the cabin. It was the 3rd phase of tear gas by means of fire, sounds a little like molotof cocktails which actually set the place on fire. Regardless, he was a danger to society and he got what he wanted i guess. What bothers me is the fact that if there was corruption within the LAPD dept. and what made this man get so upset and angry, there needs to be a huge investigation into their corruptness and any issues dealing with racism.

        • 226 carolmaewy
          February 14, 2013 at 10:41 am

          Joy, I agree. You read what I did. But I couldn’t remember it well enough to write it. LAPD does need to be investigated. It’s morning now. Happy Valentines day. 🙂

  48. February 13, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    • 228 Joy
      February 14, 2013 at 12:07 am

      It’s time for these old GOP members to leave the house and senate. They serve no good purpose today for Americans. And I feel it’s time for Harry Reid to leave as well.

  49. 229 sabreen60
    February 13, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    • 230 Joy
      February 13, 2013 at 11:48 pm

      Why is this fucking idiot, poopy pants, most disgusting, biggest idiot on earth even beside the secretary of state? This jackass deserves absolutely NO acknowledgement beside a really good person.

      • 231 sabreen60
        February 14, 2013 at 1:17 am

        It’s called compare and contrast. Nugent has been identified by Repubs as a patriot. It’s helpful to understand just how demented they are. This is why they will filibuster Hagel another war hero. No one is giving any credit to Nugent. People are pointing out that he had a place at the State of the Union and should not have been given that privilege.

      • 232 nathkatun7
        February 14, 2013 at 2:29 am

        I loved this tweet very much.I think it’s brilliant and very effective because most Americans do not know the facts. The fact that Dick Cheney (5 deferments) and Ted Nugent are regarded by people as patriots, while Chuck Hagel and John Kerry, the ones who served and were wounded, are demonized, and are regarded as unpatriotic by right wingers, needed to be dramatically highlighted!

  50. 233 dotster3
    February 13, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Colbert—–hysterical times a million—–with his Rubio Water lunge impression—–While Never Losing Eye Contact with camera. Spoiler alert——as he crawls across the room to get to his bottle of water —-While Never Losing Eye Contact. Must see agua segment!

  51. 236 dotster3
    February 14, 2013 at 12:07 am

    More gun violence today—-Mn. man standing in the street and shooting at cars, killed a 9 yr. old.


    • 237 Joy
      February 14, 2013 at 12:18 am

      Awww, this is just so sick. No words anymore for this kind of crap going on in the best nation on earth. The U.S is not the best nation on earth in my eyes. Like PBO says, the deaths will go on and on, and (in my words) nothing will be done because of very stupid people. Very sad.

    • 238 carolmaewy
      February 14, 2013 at 1:07 am

      Oh, no.

  52. 239 carolmaewy
    February 14, 2013 at 1:08 am

    Good night.

  53. 244 utaustinliberal
    February 14, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Rev. Al is freaking fantastic and this is one more reason why we love him.

    • 245 Joy
      February 14, 2013 at 1:24 am

      This is funny, all the news showed drinking bottles of water today mocking Rubio tubio, but this takes the cake. Well done Al. lmao

    • 246 Joy
      February 14, 2013 at 1:39 am

      Wolf Blitzer tried this out with his small water bottle. Surprising as it was for Wolf, he looked like a total fool. The funnier thing is, who the hell would name their child Wolf anyway?

      • 247 hopefruit2
        February 14, 2013 at 9:04 am

        Someone at TOD said they knew him from since elementary or junior high and he had a different first name (a lame one at that). I think he adopted the name “Wolf” to make it more “media friendly.”

    • 248 anniebella
      February 14, 2013 at 8:48 am

      Let it up to REv. Al, when I saw him doing this I laugh laugh laugh.

    • 249 nabsentia23
      February 14, 2013 at 10:08 am

      As always, Rev. Al is “da man!”

  54. 250 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    February 14, 2013 at 1:53 am


  55. 251 theo67
    February 14, 2013 at 2:04 am

    Lawrence O’Donnell’s rewrite tonight was one of his best. At the end, I realized I had been holding my breath in rapt attention as I let out a big sigh. He completely took the hateful NRA to the woodshed, and called on the Anti-Defamation League to denounce the appearance of many Jewish organizations finding themselves on the NRA “enemies list”, since they were moved to complain about an SNL skit about the Hagel nominations that mocked Congress’ obsession with defending the State of Israel even against own patriotic and authentic American heroes like Chuck Hagel. Nobody goes on the attack of the NRA as well as Lawrence O’Donnell – he’s been hitting it out of the park with his rants against the “blood drenched NRA”.

    • 252 hopefruit2
      February 14, 2013 at 9:06 am

      Yes that was a very good segment. Very informative and illuminating about the NRA’s agenda.

    • 253 carolmaewy
      February 14, 2013 at 11:11 am

      It was! He started with them last night. He was trying to get on it and wanted to be with the fun guys, comedians, etc. The NRA are nuts. Did you see his interview with the Rep. from RI? Good guy. But Lawrence know the soft spots in politics. 😈

  56. 254 susanne
    February 14, 2013 at 4:03 am

    our president was out ahead of the north korean test (click on link for video):

    ‘ The U.S. flexed its military might, and big explosion off West Kauai sent a message to the world: that America’s defense system has excellent aim – and a long reach.

    That explosion was a direct hit on a ballistic missile target, and it comes – just days after North Korea tested its third nuclear device.

    The Missile Defense Agency and Navy sailors aboard the U.S.S. Lake Erie conducted this flight test in open waters off Kauai. The team launched a single, medium-range ballistic missile from the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands – just after 11 o’clock Tuesday night.

    A satellite defense system detected and tracked the missile – then forwarded the data to the guided missile cruiser, Lake Erie, which was on standby. The ship then used a launch-on-remote block missile which intercepted and destroyed the target. Officials believe the test shows the potential for longer-range intercepts and a defense of larger areas.

    The U.S. launch came just as North Koreans were celebrating, what they describe as, their third successful nuclear test. Pyongyang said it was an act of self-defense against U.S. hostility and threatened stronger action, if necessary. ‘


  57. 255 susanne
    February 14, 2013 at 4:12 am

    this is really sad-

    ‘ Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of murder after the fatal shooting of a woman in his home.

    According to Reuters, Pistorius is was questioned by police in Pretoria about the incident. Domestic media reports say the victim is Pistorius’ girlfriend, though the woman’s name has not yet been released.

    Lt. Col. Katlego Mogale told The Associated Press that officers found a 9-mm pistol at the scene.

    “We can’t comment on his emotional well-being, but he is traumatized after losing someone close to him,” police said.

    Pistorius is expected to appear in court later today.

    Police spokesperson Captain Sarah Mcirca also confirmed that the victim was shot in the arm and the head, USA Today reported.

    Pistorius, 26, who was born without a fibula in both legs, was the first double amputee to run in the Olympics. Nicknamed the “Blade Runner,” Pistorius was able to compete by wearing carbon fiber prosthetic blades. ‘


  58. 261 prettyfoot58
    February 14, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day….MsChipssssss….and TODers….

  59. 262 prettyfoot58
    February 14, 2013 at 7:19 am

  60. 263 prettyfoot58
    February 14, 2013 at 7:23 am

    More reminder of the REAL Christ Christie….

    • 264 jackiegrumbacher
      February 14, 2013 at 7:55 am

      Pf, I don’t get why this guy continued to do well in NJ polls. He’s without compassion and is a bully–two very ugly qualities for a governor.

  61. 265 prettyfoot58
    February 14, 2013 at 7:29 am

    More Valentine Kissess….i should be so lucky… smilin

  62. 266 amk for obama
    February 14, 2013 at 7:42 am

    A new Congressional Budget Office report out last week has the healthcare world scratching its head over the possibility that Obamacare might—in part—be responsible for what is being described as a significant slowdown in the growth of healthcare costs in America.

    According to the report, hundreds of billions of dollars in federal spending for Medicare and Medicaid are being removed from government projections as federal healthcare spending is now expected to be full 15 percent less than what had been initially budgeted for 2012. The surprisingly low spending projections come as the growth in healthcare spending has hit a new low for the fourth consecutive year.

    To be sure, a big part of the decline in healthcare spending is the result of the recession’s impact on people’s ability to lay out cash on health related expenditures. Indeed, up until this point, most analysts have agreed that the poor economy was pretty much the sole cause for the improvement we have seen in containing the explosion of healthcare spending.

    Now, experts are beginning to recognize that the Affordable Care Act may, in fact, be contributing to the good news—a significant development as bending the cost curve was a primary goal of Obamacare.

    Douglas Elmendorf, Director of the CBO, noted that while much of the savings are the result of a loss of wealth due to the recession. But, for the first time, Elmendorf was willing to say that a ‘significant part’ of the savings are the result of structural change in how healthcare is now being delivered.


    Interesting read.

  63. 268 desertflower
    February 14, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day!! h/t to Political Carnival for this adorable little chef 🙂

  64. 269 hopefruit2
    February 14, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Happy Valentines Day df, and everyone! 🙂

  65. 270 hopefruit2
    February 14, 2013 at 8:38 am

  66. 272 anniebella
    February 14, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day to the First Couple…..Barack and Michelle.

  67. 275 amk for obama
    February 14, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Sigh, mushy chick-flicks on all channels uniformly tonight.

    • 276 hopefruit2
      February 14, 2013 at 8:50 am

      Hmmm…so instead of being out on dates tonight, women are ALONE on the couch watching TV…pining…

      SAD. 😦

    • 277 carolmaewy
      February 14, 2013 at 11:33 am

      Oh, all day her. 🙂 Watch Valentines Day if you get a chance. It’s funny. Little twists I think would amuse you. Especially the movie setting near end. But many others. A couples date and the guy goes nuts when finds out girlfriends job!

  68. 278 hopefruit2
    February 14, 2013 at 8:40 am

    More great economic news!!

  69. February 14, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Warren Buffett just bought Heinz for 23 billion and seeing how John Kerrys wife owns Heinz, I would say that Kerry might now be a billionaire and then some.

    • 280 hopefruit2
      February 14, 2013 at 8:52 am

      Well, wasn’t Kerry already the richest Senator alive? That just made him the richest SOS ever alive then. C’est la vie!

    • 281 Linda
      February 14, 2013 at 8:56 am

      They have a pre-nup and file taxes separately.

      • 282 hopefruit2
        February 14, 2013 at 9:00 am

        Not that Kerry needs anything right now. A decorated war hero, he’s served long and hard in the Senate, now in his dream job as SOS, working on behalf of his illustrious President – who HE helped introduce to the world in 2004. John Kerry is a VERY rich man, not just monetarily.

  70. 283 anniebella
    February 14, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Republicans think Hispanics are stupid, they think just because they get someone like Marco Rubio, let him speak alittle Spanish and wam bam Hispanics are going to come running to the Republican Party. Forget all about their policies.

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