Hey, Chat Away!


And a blast from the past…..

228 Responses to “Hey, Chat Away!”

  1. 1 CarolMaeWY
    February 23, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    And away we go!

  2. 2 Proud Former White House Intern
    February 23, 2013 at 7:44 pm


  3. 3 taiping1
    February 23, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    My favorite! Made my day. Thanks.

  4. 4 CarolMaeWY
    February 23, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    The video I love!

  5. February 23, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Sure. Easy for you to say, Ms Chips.

  6. 13 vitaminlover
    February 23, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Happy, happy happy First Family. I looooove them!

  7. 14 Dudette
    February 23, 2013 at 7:48 pm


  8. 15 anniebella
    February 23, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Don’t say anything, I just finish looking at FLOTUS and Jimmy Fallon Mom dancing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. February 23, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Flashback: The Pizza Guy!

  10. 21 Dudette
    February 23, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Gasp! Just noticed Argo’s available on Comcast On Demand. Will be watching it tonight!!

  11. 23 GGAIL
    February 23, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Chipsticks, you know how to make me happy! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. 25 amk for obama
    February 23, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    A proof that men have better friends:

    A woman didn’t come home one night. Next morning she told her husband she had slept over at a friends house. Husband calls her 10 best friends. None of them knew anything about it.

    Man didn’t come home one night. Next morning he says he slept over at a friends house. Wife calls his 10 best friends. Eight confirmed that he slept over and two said he was still there.

  13. February 23, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Youtube/Nascar is censoring any personal or ESPN footage of the Nascar wreck and aftermath. You can see all the videos here, including a very scary one where a tire flies into the stands and injures someone. 26 people hospitalized -updating.

  14. 28 Dudette
    February 23, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Schinderl’s List on USA Network tonight. About to start.

  15. February 23, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    • February 23, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      Lovely Plains,

      You are such a fountain of knowledge.

      I knew that Yun Ji Dies’ name rang a bell, but couldn’t place it. You’re just amazing!

      For Susanne, if she reads this thread tonight, reposting link to Yun Ji Dies interview of PBO from the end of the last thread.

      Back on TOD page 6 (all of two days ago), Susanne posted part 1 video of KITV-HAWAII interview with President Obama.

      Hereโ€™s part 3 of KITVโ€™s interview where the President talks about pidgin, food and Presidential library; it auto-segues into a brief video of the East Room:
      โ€œIt took a full presidential term, a re-election, and the work of a determined journalist before President Barack Obama agreed to a one-on-one interview with a television news crew from Hawaii.โ€

      Susanne, if you posted other local news about PBO earlier this week, I missed them. But would welcome any updates from you!

    • 32 jacquelineoboomer
      February 23, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      Now you’re talking, Secretary Kerry!

    • 35 desertflower
      February 23, 2013 at 8:09 pm

      As with many religions, political parties have a tendency to start as a movement, transform into a business, and finally degenerate into a racket designed to fleece the yokels. One organization which has gone out of its way to illustrate this evolution is the Republican Party. And it has done so with a national scope and fundraising apparatus that would have made Jimmy Swaggart or Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker mute with awe.

      By “Republican Party” I mean both the formal party and its extended apparat: talk radio and the Fox News empire, pressure groups like the Family Research Council, allegedly “educational” 501(c)3 organizations like the Heritage Foundation, direct mail outfits descended from the original Richard Viguerie mother ship, polling firms like Rasmussen’s, and the Tea Party itself (the latter nevertheless asserts its non-affiliation with the GOP despite its having sponsored the Florida Republican presidential candidates’ debate in 2011)

  16. 36 dabmd
    February 23, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    I read this blog daily but rarely comment mainly because I forgot my password and was too lazy to retrieve it. I have a bone I can’t stop chewing and need a reality check.

    MHP and Althea Butler. I can’t stop being really pissed at these two for twisting the President’s words. Butler blocked me on twitter after I politely responed to her recent op-ed on the subject. I have been suspect of MHP since her first show where she let that Republican stomp all over her. My suspcion was furthur raised in the Valerie Jarrett interview when she referenced a word count of how many times the President mentioned poverty (licking her lips and sneering as if she’d sprung a real trap). Butler goes to the word count well in her op ed, a string of annotations that add up to nothing. Do others feel they are misrepresenting the President?

  17. 37 desertflower
    February 23, 2013 at 8:12 pm


    Late last year, former employees told CBS News the company’s main goal is not to help patients — it’s to bulldoze doctors into writing prescriptions to boost profits. Former SCOOTER Store employee Brian Setzer said, “Bulldoze and get them to get the paperwork done.”

    CTM special correspondent Jeff Glor asked, “So people could get those wheelchairs?”

    Setzer replied, “Yes.”

    “Even if they didn’t need them,” Glor said.

    Setzer said, “Yeah.”

    The issue is that once a doctor has written a prescription, Medicare rarely verifies whether the chairs are actually necessary. The problem was crystallized when the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services released this report, finding that industry-wide, 80 percent of Medicare payments for power chairs are made in error, most going to people who don’t need them, or who lack proof they need them.

    From 2009 to 2012, government auditors found The SCOOTER Store overbilled Medicare by as much as $108 million.

    SO when the President says we need to reform Medicare, THIS IS WHAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT!!!

    • February 23, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      This just makes me sick, on all counts.

    • 43 99ts
      February 23, 2013 at 8:34 pm

      There is always a % who will use ANY government program to make money – regardless as to what the program is meant to do – this is why the oversight is so important – and why the GOP tries so hard to have no oversight.

      It is also – according to my physio – a big mistake for people who don’t need such chairs to use them anyway. Not walking, is the quickest way to lose the ability to walk.

  18. February 23, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    I have been watching Psych ALL DAY. ALL. DAY.

    Took me a while but I really like this show.

  19. February 23, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Congrats, CarolMae, on #1.

    Saw there are blizzard warnings for eastern Colorado, so no doubt it’s storm and cold in Wyoming as well.

    Stay cozy, warm and dry!

    • 48 CarolMaeWY
      February 23, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      No snow yet, but we are hoping for it. I was just going to retweet and say thank you for trying to help, but it seems it might be that I’m using iPad. Nothing pops up for me when I press the right corner time. Appreciate your trying though. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. February 23, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    And for NASCAR fans, check out this photo of car in mid-air (tweeted to BobFR earlier today):

  21. 53 99ts
    February 23, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Hello everyone – been catching up – as usual a wonderful collection of stories. For anyone like me who missed them – some good analysis of what the President has to face – every working day – from those who cannot defeat him at the polls

    And the panhandler who did the right thing – and is somewhat bemused by the reaction
    “What I actually feel like is,โ€ Harris told KCTV, “what has the world come to when a person who returns something that doesn’t belong to him and all this happens?โ€

    And the video – well I’ve added many times to the score

  22. February 23, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Seems like the media elite showing their asses this week. Politico, Ed Henry, Woodward aaannnddd….Ron Fournier. This Ron guy is really saying some dumb stuff. All clearly showing their politics. Not that we didn’t know but they are throwing it out there and trying to tell us that they don’t have ulterior motives.


    • 55 CarolMaeWY
      February 23, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      Hope the first cut is for letting the reporters on the plane, even if they do pay. Better yet, jack up the price x 10. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  23. 56 sabreen60
    February 23, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Ms Chips, I had a subscription on YouTube for The Obama Diary. I just went there to look at some old videos and was met with the following message:

    “TheObamaDiary has been terminated because we received multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement regarding material the user posted. ”

    Do you know about this?

    • 57 vcprezofan2
      February 23, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      Hi Sabreen, did you link from the side bar to the right? Try that and see if it works for you; it works for me.

      • 58 sabreen60
        February 23, 2013 at 9:03 pm

        Yep, I know about the side bar, but The Obama Diary had a channel on Youtube and that’s what I tried to access.

        • 59 vcprezofan2
          February 23, 2013 at 9:13 pm

          I know CC told us a while ago that one had been closed. When I click on the TOD link on the side bar it seems to take me to a space that only had TOD videos – at least at a glance. Oh well. I’m sure CC will answer herself when she sees your query.

  24. February 23, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    No. 16 New Mexico ended No. 22 Colorado Stateโ€™s 27-game home-court winning streak 91-82 Saturday.


  25. 62 vcprezofan2
    February 23, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Memory Lane, eh? This interview appeared in the November 2004 issue of O magazine.

    Oprah: There’s a line in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman [a 1974 TV movie based on Ernest J. Gaines’s novel] when Jane is holding a baby and asking, “Will you be the One?” While you were speaking, I was alone in my sitting room cheering and saying, “I think this is the One.”

    Barack: That’s so nice. I think I’m one of the ones. I fight against the notion that blacks can have only one leader at a time. We’re caught in that messiah mentality. As a consequence, a competition is set up. Who’s the leader of the Korean-American community or the Irish-American community? The reason we don’t know the answer is that they’ve got a collective leadershipโ€”people contributing in business, culture, politics. That’s the model I want to encourage. I want to be part of many voices that help the entire country rise up.


    Read more: http://www.oprah.com/world/Oprah-Winfrey-Interviews-Barack-Obama/2#ixzz2LmAOVydf

    • 63 desertflower
      February 23, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      I loved Cisely Tyson in that movie! I LOVED that movie:)

    • 64 vcprezofan2
      February 23, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      I’m still savoring this interview – yeah, I know it’s almost an hour since I started, but I’m not reading consistently. I read a section then go off and get something to eat, come back, read, then go put the house to bed, etc. etc.

      Barack: Even in conservative Republican counties, 1,200 people would just show up at 9 on a Sunday morning.

      Oprah: Did that response solidify your message?

      Barack: It confirms the instincts that got me into politics. I believe the American people are decent people. They get confused sometimes because they get bad information or they’re just busy and stressed and not paying attention. But when you sit down and talk with them, you’re struck by how tolerant and loving they are.

      Oprah: Most people honestly want to do as well as they can in their lives.

      Barack: Exactly. They’ve got their struggles and heartaches, but they’re basically good.

      Read more: http://www.oprah.com/world/Oprah-Winfrey-Interviews-Barack-Obama/5#ixzz2LmJbfwSZ

  26. 65 CarolMaeWY
    February 23, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Calling all Barbara Streisand Fans. Funny Girl will be on TNT, Turner Classic movies at 10:30 am Monday morning. That is MST time. Just Sayin’. I think I have all her early recordings on vinyl! Here is a tease:

  27. 76 utaustinliberal
    February 23, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    • 77 prettyfoot58
      February 23, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      This is so incredible….out and out lies and distortions…

      • 78 anniebella
        February 23, 2013 at 8:59 pm

        Lies from the honorable Bob Woodward. Well what do you know David Brooks and now Bob Woodward. Liars.

      • February 23, 2013 at 9:15 pm

        The thing that makes this argument so ridiculous is the fact that the entire country has witnessed a Republican Party that has rebuffed every idea President Obama has presented, even when they originated with them. Now all of a sudden they decided to accept his idea hook, line and sinker? I don’t think so. But let’s assume for the sake of argument that they did…why? Because they thought it didn’t matter what they agreed to because President Obama was on his way out.

        Legislating is delegated to the Congress…budgeting and appropriations are the responsibility of the House, so the question should be why the President was doing their job?

        As for the taxes and spending cuts…I don’t remember the spending total, but the revenue was to total $1.2 trillion. Only $600 billion has been accounted for. They’ve made half the cuts and given up half the revenue. They want the rest of their cuts without giving up anymore revenue. That wasn’t the deal.

    • 80 Ladyhawke
      February 23, 2013 at 8:58 pm




      Democracy depends on citizens having reliable, accurate facts put in a meaningful context. Journalism does not pursue truth in an absolute or philosophical sense, but it can–and must–pursue it in a practical sense. This “journalistic truth” is a process that begins with the professional discipline of assembling and verifying facts. Then journalists try to convey a fair and reliable account of their meaning, valid for now, subject to further investigation. Journalists should be as transparent as possible about sources and methods so audiences can make their own assessment of the information. Even in a world of expanding voices, accuracy is the foundation upon which everything else is built–context, interpretation, comment, criticism, analysis and debate. The truth, over time, emerges from this forum. As citizens encounter an ever greater flow of data, they have more need–not less–for identifiable sources dedicated to verifying that information and putting it in context.


      While news organizations answer to many constituencies, including advertisers and shareholders, the journalists in those organizations must maintain allegiance to citizens and the larger public interest above any other if they are to provide the news without fear or favor. This commitment to citizens first is the basis of a news organization’s credibility, the implied covenant that tells the audience the coverage is not slanted for friends or advertisers. Commitment to citizens also means journalism should present a representative picture of all constituent groups in society. Ignoring certain citizens has the effect of disenfranchising them. The theory underlying the modern news industry has been the belief that credibility builds a broad and loyal audience, and that economic success follows in turn. In that regard, the business people in a news organization also must nurture–not exploit–their allegiance to the audience ahead of other considerations.



  28. 92 99ts
    February 23, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    It seems Laura Bush has generated more publicity for marriage equality by objecting to be in a commercial – now everyone knows about it from the news – rather than from a paid ad.

  29. 93 Dudette
    February 23, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Watching Argo,,, John Goodman and Alan Arkin together — genius!! Loving this!!
    “Keep that fucking space witch away from me” — LOL! Still Howling!!

  30. 94 CarolMaeWY
    February 23, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Indulge me while I try to post a tweet. ๐Ÿ™‚
    The Biggest Problem We Have in the World is a Lack of Humanity. Government or Free Market Can’t Fix This. It’s On Us, the People. #p2 #tcot
    7:01pm – 23 Feb 13

  31. 103 99ts
    February 23, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    I love Professor Krugman – he is like the voice in the wilderness explaining macro economics to those who scream “austerity”

  32. 104 CarolMaeWY
    February 23, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Trying again…
    Climate Villains: League of Conservation Voters ranks the 112th Congress as the Worst on Record bit.ly/ZygkKt
    7:01pm – 23 Feb 13

    • 105 CarolMaeWY
      February 23, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      That was @motherjones

      • February 23, 2013 at 9:24 pm

        Carol do you know how to DM on twitter? If you do I will walk you through posting tweets on wordpress.

        • 107 CarolMaeWY
          February 23, 2013 at 9:25 pm

          Yes, I do.

          • February 23, 2013 at 9:28 pm

            I just DM’ed you click on the blue dot on your “ME” page on twitter. And ask me your questions.

          • 109 99ts
            February 23, 2013 at 9:29 pm

            Check my explanation above & try again – it took me ages to get it to work (& sometimes I still get it wrong) ๐Ÿ™‚
            Hello LP – we are on the same wavelength this day ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

            • February 23, 2013 at 9:38 pm

              How’s it going down under 99? ~~~~~/~~~~~~{~~~~~~~~}~~~~~~~~~ trying to combine our wavelengths to help Carol…..

              • 111 99ts
                February 23, 2013 at 9:44 pm

                Hi lp – your direct contact may be best – it took me about 6 tries to get it right – I think Bobfr explained at least 3 of those times – he has the patience I sorely lack – which is one of the reasons I don’t tweet – I’m quite sure I am a “tweet in haste, repent at leisure” type of person. I need a media that can be deleted before seen!

                • February 23, 2013 at 9:55 pm

                  Your primer above was simple enough, I also sent Carol another option where you expand/view summary/photo, then hit details and then copy URL paste on WP. I dont know where she went though I sent it about 15 minutes ago. Wonder if she is trying?

                  • 113 99ts
                    February 23, 2013 at 10:01 pm

                    Real life sometimes intervenes – like it’s Sunday pm in my world & I’m supposed to be going out with my man – and here I am on the intertubes!

            • 114 CarolMaeWY
              February 23, 2013 at 10:11 pm

              You are both being so patient with me. TY so much. Do you use an app? I’m on safari.

              • February 23, 2013 at 10:32 pm

                Carol I sent you about 7 tweets did you get those? If not I got a better idea, pick a TOD older post with not that many comments, tell me which one it is and I will walk you through it there and you can practice to see if it works. OK?

                • 116 CarolMaeWY
                  February 23, 2013 at 10:37 pm

                  Ok, I was looking for a blue dot and didn’t see any. I had so many twitter apps open I had to close them. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  34. February 23, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    • 120 CarolMaeWY
      February 23, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      Did you see the post to “People”?

    • 124 prettyfoot58
      February 23, 2013 at 9:30 pm

      nope that was not it….

      maybe this will work…


      Michigan GOP has gotten rid of democracy…..is this legal…

      • 125 prettyfoot58
        February 23, 2013 at 9:33 pm


        this cannot continue to happen

      • 126 99ts
        February 23, 2013 at 9:59 pm

        There are many situations – worldwide in history where folks have democratically been elected and then changed the rules to ensure they stay in power. Voting or not voting sometimes has unexpected consequences (Was it Michael Moore who told everyone not to vote in 2010?) – fortunately the US democracy is strong enough to fight back from this.

        • 127 prettyfoot58
          February 23, 2013 at 10:16 pm

          how can this be legal…the ultimate voter suppression law

          • 128 99ts
            February 23, 2013 at 10:32 pm

            When the supreme court concluded that “corporations are people too” and FoxNews was given the legal right to lie – lots of weird things become legal.Voting out those who would suppress can be the main solution.

      • February 23, 2013 at 11:18 pm

        I don’t always agree with Rachel Maddow, but I bless her for continuing to call this out before the whole nation. To have this law passed after we worked so hard to repeal the other one is just the kind of slap in the face that makes your ears ring. Since they attached a money piece to the bill it can’t be repealed. And our Supreme Court is Republican too, no joy there.

        • 130 prettyfoot58
          February 24, 2013 at 2:35 am

          Can the Justice department intervene…when almost 49 percent of the blk folks in the state are not allowed to vote….this can’t be allowed to stand…. this like those states that have legiislated away a woman’s right to an abortion…these laws are legislating away our right to vote….this can’t be alllowed to stand….

          • February 24, 2013 at 9:59 am

            Detroit hasn’t yet been assigned an emergency manager. If that happens maybe something can be done. They aren’t actually being denied the right to vote, yet. People under emergency managers can still vote in county, state, and federal elections. I wonder if something could be done after they have had lo local elections for a certain amount of time. It’s just appalling. And I have yet to hear any good news coming out of any community or school district who already has an EFM and you know they would be bellowing to the skies about any successes. You just hear about them cancelling contracts and selling off property. The EFM in Benton Harbor sold property that had been willed to the city for a public park to Whirlpool, a company the EFM had previously had connections with. Hmmm.

  35. 132 vcprezofan2
    February 23, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    HI Annieb, JO’B, Pamela and other readers PBO has said he will write other books, so I guess we very definitely have something to anticipate, remembering that he’s a man of his word.

    ‘That’s why I see my book as part of my politics. And I’ll write more books. Policy has to be guided by facts, but to move people you have to tell stories.’ PBO

    Read more: http://www.oprah.com/world/Oprah-Winfrey-Interviews-Barack-Obama/7#ixzz2LmOfUOt8

  36. 144 kathryn kivett
    February 23, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Whoh…..don’t know if this has been posted but Ezra Klein(y’alls favorite) took down Bob Woodward’s sequester lies in Washington Post article….don’t know how to bring it here but google Washington Post/Ezra Klein

    • February 23, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      Thank you Kathryn!

      Boehner’s ‘I got 98% of what I wanted’ left unstated the most critical ‘operator’ in the algorithm – that President Obama would be defeated on 6 Nov 2012. If the dude had evaluated, even casually, the situation in August 2011, he would have realized that that his algorithm was fatally flawed.


      • February 23, 2013 at 9:56 pm

        Advice: skip the comments.

        • February 23, 2013 at 9:57 pm

          Pamela, I never read the comments at any of those sites. Most of those comments are from right wing paid trolls. Good advice, nonetheless.


          • February 23, 2013 at 10:14 pm

            I seldom do either, just went down a bit and was so insulted and offended, got out of there in a hurry… Won’t do that again. Good reminder about the 30 pieces of silver, as a caution. I forget people are not always real and honest. What a shame.

            • 149 kathryn kivett
              February 23, 2013 at 10:40 pm

              Went back and read some comments and sounded like members of congress posting….Dems not saying much and Repubs being their obnoxious normal selves…just a lot of kindergarten na na na na naaaaa

        • 150 nathkatun7
          February 24, 2013 at 12:12 am

          Great advice, Pamela! After reading the first five comments, I realized what was going on: the right wingers had hijacked the post. Instead of addressing the content of the post they went in overdrive in attacking Klein, the President and VP Biden.

      • February 23, 2013 at 10:08 pm

        #TrustBarack (and never, ever, bet against him)

      • 154 4morefor44
        February 23, 2013 at 10:11 pm

        great. now maybe ezra can start fact-checking his wife before she writes any more ridiculous obama derangement syndrome fabrications for the new york times.

      • 155 99ts
        February 23, 2013 at 10:18 pm

        Hello Bobfr – I was wondering if the 6 Nov piece was the one being mentioned. Ezra doubled down last night

        I am slightly wondering as to where are the congressional democrats in this nonsense – have they decided it is too hard to support the President? That they prefer to see argument between the President and Boehner? I find they have a lack of visibilty – am I wrong about this?

        • February 23, 2013 at 10:23 pm

          Have no idea about Congressional Dems though Speaker Pelosi and others were hard at work all week, as Rs vacationed, holding hearings (and who knows what else) on how to avert the sequester. I think the level of cooperation and coordination between the President, Speaker Pelosi and Leader Reid is likely way greater than they reveal, publicly. They know how evil – truly evil – the people are whom they are confronting and how calamitous this can all become, to the grave harm of the majority of Americans.

          As to Ezra – who knows. What matters is that he schooled Woodward big time and in public. As 4mf44 notes – let’s hope he attempts to do the same to his wife – though that’s obviously a little dicey ๐Ÿ˜‰


          • 157 99ts
            February 23, 2013 at 10:30 pm

            Well I didn’t know the dems will still working through the positions – so maybe I should “use the google” more – and I am sure you are right about the coordination with PBO – it just seems to me that sometimes the party seems to think he can solve every problem the country will ever face (miracles take longer perhaps).

            I think Mrs Ezra eventually lost the “women in admin” argument so she may think before going into print on such issues again – although most gopers double down on stupid all the time – sigh

  37. 158 magapie
    February 23, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Does anyone doubt for even a nano-second that something, SOMETHING happened with a request by Woodyward for access to PBO that wasn’t fully granted and his puffed-up self-aggrandizing SELF will forevermore have an axe to grind??

    • February 23, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      That is exactly what happend. He got 45 minutes in the oval for “Obama’s Wars” 3 years ago. Then started leaking the audio he recorded. End of story………access denied.

    • February 23, 2013 at 10:00 pm

      Of course. He violated the President’s trust. Got his ass handed to him in a ‘zero further access’ policy and everything he’s done since is what you’d expect from a hyper-inflated megalomaniac (redundancy, in this case, warranted).


    • 161 99ts
      February 23, 2013 at 10:35 pm

      People that live forever after on a single moment in time – have not alot to offer. VP Biden said it perfectly with the noun, verb and 9/11. What has Bob Woodward done since Watergate?

  38. 165 Dudette
    February 23, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Just finished Argo! Spent most of it on the edge of my seat. Outstanding! Well done, Ben Affleck and company!!

  39. 167 amk for obama
    February 23, 2013 at 10:10 pm

  40. February 23, 2013 at 10:11 pm

  41. 175 Jovie
    February 23, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    But, every single Sunday Show will ask the Democrat and Republican about Woodwards crappy assertions.
    And maybe even one of them will be eager to compare this President to Nixon.
    Which is what they have been trying to do since he got into office.
    They looked at how unpopular Bush was, and tried to drum up similar charges against this President. Well, that ain’t working, so they ate going back further to Nixon Era.
    Transparency, Schmaparency!

  42. February 23, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Already way past time to squash this dude …

    Yes We Can

    • 177 99ts
      February 23, 2013 at 10:42 pm

      He has started to whinge about being attacked for his views – typical GOP reaction to being called out on the lies. (I can’t find the link – but it was on an earlier thread)

  43. 178 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    February 23, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Wonderful vid by HS students from middle TN

    • February 23, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      Thank you friend. Very moving, actually, as was also evident by the reaction of their mentor!

      Yes We Can

    • 181 cman
      February 23, 2013 at 11:01 pm

      That was captivating! I have never heard lift every voice sang like that before. Every voice was indeed lifted in this rendition. Wow. Super fantastic!

      • 182 LDS
        February 24, 2013 at 3:01 am

        Alycee, oh my!
        Thank you so very much. I am in tears. This is so beautiful. I cannot tell you what this means to me.
        I am not. I will not. I vow not to give up on our youth.
        For some many who have loss their way, confused or caught up in the world……there are some whose lights are shining bright.

        I just want to share this: I had a discussion with a group of mothers and young people who are shocked and disgusted how the “Harlem Shake” is being mocked. Yes, mocked. Some of the young people are outright disgusted that their dance is being perpetrated wrong and downright vulgar. I live in Harlem and have not seen what was shown on CNN the other day. It may seem like “fun” and kids just being kids. But this is a culture expression to some of the young kids in Harlem just as the “Electric Slide” is to others.
        It seems as if they just want you to do it right or sit down, learn and watch.

        To be honest, I was at my niece’s wedding last week and I still could not believe someone was messing up the line!
        FLOTUS and Falon were spot on!
        It is late. You probably will not see this. But thank you for the video, it brought some joy to help start my day.
        Sweet sleep.

  44. 183 amk for obama
    February 23, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    A federal district court in Arizona made it official this week and entered a permanent injunction that blocks a law designed to strip Planned Parenthood clinics in the state of funds by banning Medicaid funding for non-abortion health care provided by doctors and clinics that also perform abortions. Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards praised the victory in a statement: โ€œYet another court has said it is unacceptable for politicians to dictate where women can go for their health care, returning to women the ability to choose the health centers they trust for lifesaving cancer screenings, breast health exams, and birth control. Politicians in Arizona and across the country should recognize that they have no business inserting themselves in a womanโ€™s personal health care decisions.โ€

    โ€œThis case has never been about Planned Parenthoodโ€”it is about the women who rely on Planned Parenthood health centers for quality, affordable preventive care. Eliminating Planned Parenthood as an option among providers only hurts women and families,โ€ she added.


  45. February 23, 2013 at 10:28 pm

  46. 193 vcprezofan2
    February 23, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Does the President have goals for his presidency? [Do Repubs ever lie?]

  47. February 23, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Yes We Can

  48. 195 susanne
    February 23, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    the saga of rubio’s thirst continues. he just launched a big fundraiser using the ‘joke’ of his gulping water during his speech, selling poland spring water to supporters. but now, it’s being recalled:

    ‘ Some Poland Spring water bottles may be contaminated by gasoline, the New Hampshire Department of Health warned in a consumer advisory published this week.
    Citing information provided by state health officials, Patch.com reports that “exposure levels are unlikely to result in long-term health effects.” However, MetroWest Daily News reported earlier this week that at least one person has had to seek medical attention after drinking from a gasoline-tainted bottle of Poland Spring water. An unnamed Essex County child was reportedly treated at an emergency department after drinking water from a 5-gallon bottle. ‘


    • February 23, 2013 at 10:50 pm

      • 197 susanne
        February 23, 2013 at 10:58 pm

        go bob!
        i just thought it was kinda funny. but the sad part is the contamination is from victims of sandy using water jugs to carry gasoline. hmmm–now how did rubio vote on sandy disaster relief?

    • 198 4morefor44
      February 23, 2013 at 10:59 pm

      see, republicans like rubio are correct. we shouldn’t have any “departments of health” telling businesses what to do. eventually, the “free market” consumers would’ve discovered this on their own and then decide to drink a different brand, that is unless it went on for decades, and poland spring got to be so big there’s no other company to chose from, and they would dominate the airwaves with p.r. campaigns downplaying it, and their hand-picked politicians would make sure to say, everything’s okay, don’t worry about it…” and most of the kids in the area grew up with developmental problems and birth defects, but EVENTUALLY, the consumers would figure out what’s best for themselves all on their own. damn, government always getting in the way!

  49. February 23, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Yes We Did (and we have a record of stating it in very clear terms to prove we knew).

    bbl … time to prepare dinner ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 201 jacquelineoboomer
      February 23, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      Still “crazy” to me that Sen. Joe Manchin seems almost like a Democrat these things … I find him totally self-serving and disloyal to the President, so I’ll be cautious in my praise. But good for him, lately, for speaking the truth.

    • 202 nathkatun7
      February 24, 2013 at 12:33 am

      As always, great tweet Bobfr! Lets hope Sen. Joe Manchin is finally waking up now that he has been re-elected for a full term.

    • February 24, 2013 at 1:31 am

      Dear Jacqueline and nath,

      I share your considerable skepticism about Senator Manchin. But, if he appears to be awakening to the vast harm the GOP are doing to America, it is essential to nurture and support him.

      Your kindness toward me is deeply appreciated.


  50. 204 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    February 23, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Just caught the end of United Nations: A Message of Peace | The U.N. Day Concert featuring Stevie Wonder and so many others. Program will re-air tomorrow at 4:00 PM on Centric TV. Here is the trailer:

  51. 207 susanne
    February 23, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    i’m just heartsick over these continuing tragedies.

    ‘HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) –

    A three-year-old Salt Lake boy was wounded early Saturday when he was apparently shot by his father, who was cleaning a rifle. [salt latke is a neighborhood in honolulu]

    According to emergency officials, the incident happened at 12:11 a.m. at 2920 Ala Ilima. Authorities said the boy was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

    Police said the 40-year-old man was cleaning his rifle in his living room when the rifle accidentally discharged. The round struck the ceiling and caused a piece of metal shrapnel to strike his young son. ‘


  52. 208 jacquelineoboomer
    February 23, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    In addition to wanting to post this tweet, at the bottom it reads (from the FB page, I guess):

    I love it when I wake up in the morning and Barack Obama is President. (Did a search and found a bumper sticker with that on it – yeehaw!)

    • 212 nathkatun7
      February 24, 2013 at 12:45 am

      Unlike many who have been infected with the media manufactured Hillary Clinton fever for 2016, VP Joe Biden is my #1 choice for 2016. I am convinced that, if elected, he will carry out, and build on, President Obama’s agenda.

      • 213 99ts
        February 24, 2013 at 1:27 am

        I doubt that he wants to go there nathkatun – which doesn’t mean that he couldn’t do the job. He does not upstage nor try to lead PBO, but he has the elder statesman ability to loudly endorse the President’s program & prove, through his experience how right(as in correct) is PBO and how wrong is the GOP as typified by lyin’ Ryan.

        • 214 nathkatun7
          February 24, 2013 at 2:15 am

          You may be right, 99ts, that VP Biden is not interested in running for President in 2016. So far, I see no evidence that he does not intend to run. In any case, all I am saying is that should he chose to run he will be my number one choice. In other words, if the choice is between Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, I will, without any hesitation, chose Joe Biden. I implicitly trust and respect Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden. By the way, if the party wants new faces I would prefer either MA governor Duvall Patrick or MD governor Martin O’Malley. Obviously, if Hillary Clinton becomes the nominee of the Democratic Party in 2016, I will support her.

          • 215 99ts
            February 24, 2013 at 2:43 am

            I would agree with you on your choice – I’m not sure Hillary wants the fight that will come from the GOP – I think she has enjoyed being S 0f S and the positive feedback she has received. I think everyone on TOD will support the dem nominee – whoever it is – because that is how hope and change happen.

            • 216 nathkatun7
              February 24, 2013 at 3:28 am

              Absolutely, 99ts! Although VP Biden is my #1 choice, If he is not the Democratic Party’s nominee, I will actively support whoever is the Democratic Party’s nominee. As Bobfr said, if we love and value this country, we cannot allow any of these insane Republicans in the White House.

      • February 24, 2013 at 1:40 am

        Agree, nath.

        And, the honorable former SOS Clinton has been clear for now more than a year she has no intention of re-entering politics.

        If VP Biden decides he wants to run for President it is impossible to imagine that President Obama won’t support him and bring his OFA into alignment with the objective of VP Biden winning.

        All that being highly probable, it is way to early to know what President Obama, VP Biden and others in that remarkably powerful and coordinated inner circle are planning.

        They have many, many options given the rich cohort of potential candidates among whom they could decide to propel. One aspect I am 100% confident. Whomever President Obama and VP Biden decide to support in 2016, that candidate will have an unprecedented engine driving their campaign.

        Both the President and VP no we can not allow anything like the current GOP to enter the White House. It would be the end of the American promise.


        • 218 nathkatun7
          February 24, 2013 at 2:30 am

          “Both the President and VP no we can not allow anything like the current GOP to enter the White House. It would be the end of the American promise.”

          Absolutely, Bob! I pledge to give all I can to prevent the GOP from regaining the Presidency in 2016. By the way, we can accomplish that without Hillary Clinton. I think MD Gov. Patrick O’Malley, who has been unwavering in supporting President Obama’s policies, would be an excellent choice. I also like MA Gov. Duvall Patrick, though I understand that he is not interested in running for public office after his term expires. But if Democrats pick SOS Hillary Clinton as the nominee, I will be right there supporting her against any of these evil, know nothing, Republicans.

      • 219 sabreen60
        February 24, 2013 at 2:10 am

        I not on the Hillary bandwagon. IMHO, no more Bushes or Clintons.

        • 220 nathkatun7
          February 24, 2013 at 2:36 am

          I agree with you Sabreen! After 12 years of the Bushes and 8 years of Clinton + 2 years of another Clinton candidacy, I think we need new faces. At the same time, if Democrats end up nominating Hillary Clinton I will support her all the way against these insane Republicans. As Bob said above, we cannot allow any of the current Republicans “to enter the White House.”

  53. 221 4morefor44
    February 24, 2013 at 2:45 am

    elizabeth warren is clearly the best choice for 2016, but it doesn’t matter right now since we need the house in 2014. all eyes there…right now.

    • 222 nathkatun7
      February 24, 2013 at 3:05 am

      If Sen. Elizabeth Warren becomes the nominee of the Democratic Party I will enthusiastically support her. My number one choice, however is still Vice President Biden. When the time comes I will spell out, in details, why I prefer Joe Biden over other possible Democratic candidates. But you are absolutely right that right now our focus must be on the 2014 election. We must win back the House of Representatives as well as keep the Senate under Democratic control. Once we do that, we can then turn our attention to the 2016 election.

  54. 223 LDS
    February 24, 2013 at 3:11 am

    I agree. But how many terms is VP allowed to serve?

    • 224 99ts
      February 24, 2013 at 3:38 am

      I googled your question – and it seems one can be a VP forever – as long as you do not become President. After 2 full terms as President, because you are ineligible to become President again – you cannot be VP. Now having VP Biden serve another 2 terms of VP would be a blast. Imagine the look on Sarah Palin’s face!

  55. 225 LDS
    February 24, 2013 at 4:00 am

    Thank you for the info. She would probably be able to see Russia from her backyard then……that is after they ship her dumb ass to Siberia.
    That should keep quiet for at least a decade. Maybe Anne Romney would visit her…..nah, she is too cold already.

    Everytime I see McCain, I see her face. Why is he still relevant? He does not even mention her name…….ever!
    On second thought, he probably can’t remember her name. One day, I am hoping that he is going to slip like he did the other day and tell it all.
    It is way time for them to put that old man out on the farm.

    Not that I watch MTP, but please tell me he is not on there tomorrow. Talk about beating a dead horse.
    Well, let’s wait for him to say something on national television that they will have to take him away in a straight jacket.
    But as usual, even then, they will find a way to claim him a “national hero”.

    • 226 99ts
      February 24, 2013 at 5:04 am

      He is on one of them LDS – I read it somewhere – but I don’t think it is MTP. As for admitting that Palin was a mistake – never – GOP politicians never admit to mistakes – like the media they will say such as “it was the right thing to do at the time”.

      Joe Biden seems to fit very well in the VP slot – I do think it would be rather grand if the next nominee asked him to carry on!

  56. 228 LDS
    February 24, 2013 at 7:33 am

    I totally agree.

    Good morning!
    New post is coming real soon, 99ts. I am off to Sunday School. Good luck at the #1 spot.
    Enjoy the Oscars!

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