How’s everyone?

President Obama arriving at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, March 5 (Photo by Pete Souza)


1 I’m done with soccer/football. Forever. Well, until Sunday.

2 Will catch up with newsie stuff in the morning in a monster huuuuuuge Rise and Shine, it was another one of those days.

3 Seriously sad about Hugo Chavez, he did so much good in his life. Rest in peace.

4 But missed just about everything else today.

5 Hope everyone’s in good form?

290 Responses to “How’s everyone?”

  1. 11 JER
    March 5, 2013 at 7:44 pm

  2. 13 desertflower
    March 5, 2013 at 7:44 pm


  3. March 5, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    The Obama Diary – an escape from stupidity and a haven for sane, rational thought. Thank you Chipsticks!

  4. 16 Proud Former White House Intern
    March 5, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    He is very handsome!

  5. 19 vitaminlover
    March 5, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    My President is looking intense lately.

  6. March 5, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Congrats swbluega! Chips here is something to look forward too…………. in 2018


  7. 29 amk for obama
    March 5, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    1. rrrrright
    2. rrright
    3. right
    4. got that right
    5. right

  8. March 5, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Best VP ever! Nice profile…

  9. March 5, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Before the bobble-heads on MSNBC come on…… I’m sure they will be excited.

  10. 46 susanne
    March 5, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    pretty funny photo spoof from buzzfeed (clearly they got the idea from chips!)

    ‘The 33 Most Annoying Things About Being President’

  11. March 5, 2013 at 7:52 pm

  12. 51 andogriff
    March 5, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Ms Chips, SO sorry about Man U… Nani should NEVER have had that red card. Just wrong!

    • 52 andogriff
      March 5, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      Mr. andogriff was furious with the ref for that one.

    • March 5, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      Ah, thank you Andogriff! I’ll be honest: when the ref gave the red card I almost punched the TV, I couldn’t believe it. But when I looked at the replays from all angles later I reckoned Nani was just asking for trouble. I don’t think it was deliberate (like De Jong on Alonso in the World Cup final), because he wasn’t even looking towards the RM player, but it was completely reckless and stupid – but then, stupidity is Nani’s speciality. Damn it all!

      • 61 andogriff
        March 5, 2013 at 8:11 pm

        Yes, all true… but he WAS just going for the ball, even though it was indeed reckless and stupid!

      • March 5, 2013 at 10:08 pm

        That’s what I adore about you, Chips. Like myself, you can be an honest assessor of when your side royally fucks up. Welcome to my world with the woeful Lakers and “OHWHYTHEFUCKDIDROMANHIRERAFA”.

  13. March 5, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Here is an awesome WH infograph on Judicial delays, and response from the WH Chief Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler

  14. 65 desertflower
    March 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    HA! So THAT’S why they ran for President! SMH…it was the PERKS!


  15. 66 amk for obama
    March 5, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Turkish Oil Wrestling Is A Totally Legit Sport


    Heh, don’t shoot the messenger.

  16. March 5, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    WP is acting weird today, I dont know if it is the same for everyone else. Some my posts are not coming out correctly. Apologize for duplicates

  17. 68 Kristen Bracken
    March 5, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Looking FABULOUS Mr. President!! Do you
    Are you a fan of Liverpool?!! Love Sat and Sun mornings Barclays premier and FA Cup! After MTP! Keep up the magnificent job!!

    • March 5, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      Kristen! “Liverpool”? Nooooooooooo!!!!! 😯

      The real Reds: Manchester United!

      Apart from that, thank you Kristen – and welcome!

    • 70 utaustinliberal
      March 5, 2013 at 8:12 pm

      Kristen, number one rule of TOD is that Chelsea is the BEST TEAM EVER. Bar none. Manchester United is the suckiest team ever. All other teams come up tops before Man U. 😀

      Welcome to TOD!

    • 71 amk for obama
      March 5, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      Don’t listen to both of them.They’re partisan hacks like gop.

  18. 74 Bill
    March 5, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    The Ed Show is going to interview Colbert’s sister tonight.

  19. 76 desertflower
    March 5, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    I’m reading this book now. It should be required reading. I highly advise.


    It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism

  20. 86 dotster3
    March 5, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    After a post re. horse slaughterhouse proposal for N.M., I did some checking—-remembered that Illinois closed down some foreign co.’s slaughterhouse in 2007. Now I see they’re popping up all over—-not happy that President Obama signed a bill overturning the nationwide ban. This is disgusting to me. Here are the facts:


  21. March 5, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Absolutely heartbreaking 1 hour special with the parents of the Newtown tragedy. All clips in link if you can get through them.

  22. March 5, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Ok what are the all the Blue Stars? I knew something was up w/ WordPress….Anybody?

    • 97 desertflower
      March 5, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      You guys must have the fancy dancy features…blue dots, blue stars, notifications when someone has responded to your post…lawdy! I have boring vanilla…and not one bit of trouble:) Just sayin’!!! Was it over the summer when WP went nuts and not just put our posts all over the place, but duplicated them and totally messed things up….multiple posts….it was like poltergeists had taken over! Ever since then, I don’t care if I’m notified of followup comments and I don’t care if I get told about a new post. I live here. I know these things already!

  23. March 5, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Hello and Goodbye, y’all. I’m out this evening for a networking group meet, sometimes it goes on waaaaaaay too long! See y’all tomoz! 🙂

  24. 110 Nena20409
    March 5, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    HP is on the Man U game already, question is they have been robbed?

    I am sorry Chips.

  25. March 5, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Pass this along, if anybody ask what the presidents plan for sequestration and deficit reduction is:

    • 116 nathkatun7
      March 6, 2013 at 4:54 am

      Thanks to FayPax for yet another great post. I’ve bookmarked it to make sure that I share it with as many people as I can. It’s by far one of the most educational piece I’ve come across that systematically debunks the right wing myth of the “Great Ronald Reagan.” DF, as always, thanks for sharing with us another important and must read piece.

  26. March 5, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    On the “Thunderbirds’ 60th anniversary year…”
    “Air Force Academy seniors may be tossing their hats into an empty sky when they graduate next May because the budget battle in Washington has grounded the Thunderbirds demonstration team.”


  27. 119 utaustinliberal
    March 5, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Someone please give Bob Woodward his meds.

  28. 133 amk for obama
    March 5, 2013 at 8:29 pm

  29. March 5, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Not everything is bad news out of Colorado/New Mexico area:

    “Colorado Senate committee passes 7 gun control measures
    One bill would make manufacturers, sellers liable for crimes”


  30. March 5, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    I apologize for posting the same twitter three times. I apologize for posting the same twitter three times. I apologize for posting the same twitter three times. I apologize for posting the same twitter three times. I apologize for posting the same twitter three times. I apologize for posting the same twitter three times. I apologize for posting the same twitter three times.

  31. March 5, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Spencer Zwing is apparently R-money’s private equity version of Karl Rove:

      • 154 jacquelineoboomer
        March 5, 2013 at 8:57 pm

        Scathing. I’ve heard most of it before. And yet he prevails … with the help of the lackluster GOP who wouldn’t know a military record if they saw one, as well as the MSM who only care who’s “nice” to them on the “Straight Bullshit Express.”

        • 155 desertflower
          March 5, 2013 at 9:11 pm


          all the Pentagon debriefings of the prisoners who returned from Vietnam are now classified and closed to the public under a statute enacted in the 1990s with McCain’s backing. He says this is to protect the privacy of former POWs and gives it as his reason for not making public his own debriefing.

          In 1989, 11 members of the House of Representatives introduced a measure they called “The Truth Bill.” A brief and simple document, it said: “[The] head of each department or agency which holds or receives any records and information, including live-sighting reports, which have been correlated or possibly correlated to United States personnel listed as prisoner of war or missing in action from World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam conflict shall make available to the public all such records and information held or received by that department or agency. In addition, the Department of Defense shall make available to the public with its records and information a complete listing of United States personnel classified as prisoner of war, missing in action, or killed in action (body not returned) from World War II, the Korean conflict, and the Vietnam conflict.”

          Opposed by Pentagon

          Bitterly opposed by the Pentagon, “The Truth Bill” got nowhere. It was reintroduced in the next Congress in 1991 — and again disappeared. Then, suddenly, out of the Senate, birthed by the Arizona senator, a new piece of legislation emerged. It was called “The McCain Bill.” This measure turned “The Truth Bill ” on its head. It created a bureaucratic maze from which only a fraction of the available documents could emerge. And it became law. So restrictive were its provisions that one clause actually said the Pentagon didn’t even have to inform the public when it received intelligence that Americans were alive in captivity.

          • 156 jacquelineoboomer
            March 5, 2013 at 9:17 pm

            ” … didn’t even have to inform the public when it received intelligence that Americans were alive in captivity.”

            1. What about informing the families of the POWs and MIAs?

            2. What was McCain hiding back in Vietnam that could have hurt him, once he returned here? (I just wrote that because this has implications that he did it from his vested self-interest, not anybody else’s interest, but I really have no idea.)

            • 157 desertflower
              March 5, 2013 at 9:22 pm

              I think that some of the MIA/POW questions you asked may have been addressed in this article…I skimmed but didn’t read the whole thing

          • 158 jackiegrumbacher
            March 5, 2013 at 10:01 pm

            Df, funny how when you start looking at a lot of dark or sleazy stuff you find McCain’s name lurking somewhere. He has been a creepy menace for many decades. And he actually thought be could be president.

  32. March 5, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Add this to your book club list……..can’t wait, I’m sure they will smear him and say that b/c he was involved w/ Abramoff.

  33. 168 amk for obama
    March 5, 2013 at 8:42 pm

  34. 169 amk for obama
    March 5, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Kenyans are fuming that Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) fucked up the reporting of election results after spending over 80 million dollars for the elections.

  35. 171 amk for obama
    March 5, 2013 at 9:11 pm

  36. March 5, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    This is getting too good…….

  37. March 5, 2013 at 9:14 pm

  38. March 5, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Shipping lanes have started wars before, keep an eye out on these developments. Just look at China and Japan over a small island now!

  39. 177 amk for obama
    March 5, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    A man charged with assault and battery insisted at his trial that he had just pushed his victim “a little bit”. When he was pressured by the prosecutor to illustrate just how hard, the defendant approached the lawyer, slapped him in the face, grabbed him firmly by the lapels and flung him over the table.

    He then faced judge and jury and calmly declared, “I would say it was about one-tenth that hard.”

  40. 179 amk for obama
    March 5, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    A woman goes to a psychic who tells her: “Prepare yourself for widowhood … Your husband is about to die a violent death.”

    The woman takes a deep breath and asks, “Will I be acquitted?”

  41. March 5, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    For those who live in the mid-Atlantic region please stay safe and warm when the snowstorm hits your area. The northeast will not escape what I hope is the last snowstorm of the season. Take care everyone.

  42. March 5, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Chips, you NEVER need to apologize!!!! You do so much good, everyday, nurturing the TOD community. Thank you.

    This seems worth repeating …


    • 183 amk for obama
      March 5, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      • 184 4morefor44
        March 5, 2013 at 9:42 pm

        craziness. the republican/fascists are going down swinging, and that’s why they bought up all the media to enable it. he wrote this song when ronnie reagan was busy destroying america for the same fascists, and i bet bruce never thought it would get even worse than then, and that this song is more valuable than ever (i still can’t fathom that we’re having to debate the voting rights act in 2013!!)…

      • 185 jackiegrumbacher
        March 5, 2013 at 9:58 pm

        How do the these Republican racists intend for this to clear the Senate and be signed by the president? They like to flex their muscles and make noises like tough guys while ignoring the real work the Senate has to do. Want to guarantee minority turnout in 2014. Make a whole bunch of ads with Republican Senators spouting KKK talking points about voter rights.

  43. 186 amk for obama
    March 5, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    A husband walks into the bedroom holding two aspirins and a glass of water.

    His wife asks, “What’s that for?” “It’s for your headache.” “I don’t have a headache.”

    He replies, “Gotcha!”

  44. 191 dotster3
    March 5, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Love it—–

  45. 193 4morefor44
    March 5, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    i’ve been trying to remember where i’ve heard ron fournier’s name before, then remembered al giordano took on the republican propagandist back in 2008. fournier’s been playing his game for a long, long time…

  46. 195 amk for obama
    March 5, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    From a kenyan blog

  47. 197 magapie
    March 5, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    CAn we PLEEEeeeASE get some dog pictures posted????? Chips, you can post my doggie rompin’ video…..er, if it will work!

  48. 203 Jovie
    March 5, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    What is this Fascination Rachel has for Nicole Wallace? She is a staunch conservative, Bush WH liar Director and she does not stand for anything Rachel stands for. Yet, this is her 10th appearance.
    I have to say, does Rachel LIKE her?
    I mean, it’s pretty obvious Rachel has the hots for Nicole Wallace.
    However, she dusgusts me, I can’t stand her.
    LOL! 🙂

    • 204 globalcitizenlinda
      March 5, 2013 at 10:03 pm

      it could also be that MSNBC is auditioning her for a show – they usually use this as a first step.

      never forget who own MSNBC now – rightwingers & PBO-hating Dems could soon dominate these airwaves

    • 205 COS
      March 5, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      When I saw Frank Rich and heard Rachel was going to talk about drones killing Americans, I was not in the mood to hear about that. I took a break tonight.

  49. March 5, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Gotta call it a nite, Try not to yawn…….. GN TOD!

  50. March 5, 2013 at 10:08 pm

  51. 209 desertflower
    March 5, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Ok. I did this so you wouldn’t have to go to the sludge pit to get these names….And just to see how totally F’d up these radicals are, check the commentary….free brain bleach or gin and tonics…whatever your preference. Apologies all around…however, I think it’s a good thing to know their “thought process” to counter that…good lord. If any of you have any of these Reps…LIKE I DO….feel free to give them the appropriate hell.They deserve every bit of wrath you can lay on them.

    On Wednesday morning, the House will vote on the Continuing Resolution (H.R. 933) to fund the government for the rest of this fiscal year. This is the last opportunity to defund Obamacare before the health exchanges are implemented on October 1. Conservative lawmakers, Jim Bridenstine (OK) and Tim Huelskamp (KS), submitted an amendment to the Rules Committee today to defund Obamacare. The amendment was rejected. As such, the CR will continue to fund Obamacare.

    Bridenstine and Huelskamp circulated a letter asking colleagues to join them in the defund effort and to resurrect our most important policy issue, and frankly, our most potent political weapon in the field. The fight over Obamacare has been dormant ever since we won the 2010 elections. This letter was an effort to restart that discussion and call upon conservatives to stand firm one last time to block the worst piece of legislation in American history.

    In the end, 30 members signed the letter:

    Amash (MI)

    Barr (KY)

    Black (TN)

    Blackburn (TN)

    Bridenstine (OK)

    Broun (GA)

    DeSantis (FL)

    Duncan (SC)

    Fleming (LA)

    Franks (AZ)

    Gingrey (GA)

    Gohmert (TX)

    Hanna (NY)

    Hudson (NC)

    Huelskamp (KS)

    Jones (NC)

    LaMalfa (CA)

    Lamborn (CO)

    Massie (KY)

    McClintock (CA)

    Meadows (NC)

    Pearce (NM)

    Rothfus (PA)

    Salmon (AZ)

    Schweikert (AZ)

    Stewart (UT)

    Stockman (TX)

    Wilson (SC)

    Yoder (KS)

    Yoho (FL)

    I’m sure there are millions of Americans, many of whom can no longer afford their private health insurance, who sincerely appreciate this effort.

    A number of good friends of the conservative movement are not on this list. The letter was circulated last Thursday, so there hasn’t been a lot of time for members to weight in. To those who didn’t get a chance to sign the letter but support the sentiment expressed in the letter, please let us know that you support the effort and vote down the CR.

    To those who didn’t sign the letter because they feel committed to their agreement to vote for the CR as long as it contains the sequester cuts, please let us know your plan to push for defunding Obamacare in the future. Do you really think it will happen during the debt ceiling fight, which is perceived as more radioactive than a battle over the CR? Will you fight for defunding in the September CR, after passage of the Ryan budget? Or will you only vote for defunding Obamacare when it doesn’t have the force of law, while voting to fund it when a defund effort would actually force the issue?

    Moreover, has leadership upheld their side of the bargain to push a path to a balanced budget when they forced you to vote for the Orwellian-named Violence Against Women Act? How is expanding an unconstitutional program a step towards a path to balance? These are all questions that your constituents are asking.

    To those stalwarts who declined to sign the letter because you are tired of fighting losing battles with leadership, please reinvigorate your commitment to stand by your convictions. Obamacare is not the issue to go wobbly on. Remember, unlike with many other issues, there are millions of people who stand behind you. This is an issue we cannot let slide.

    And to those who declined to sign because you honestly feel that Obamacare is here to stay; those of you who share the view of Jack Kingston that “Obamacare has been the law of the land, and it is getting implemented. We have to work in that context,” it might be time to retire. If we are going to operate under the assumption that Obamacare is here to stay, there is nothing to operate.

    We cannot continue to operate under normal rules of engagement. We cannot let the Democrats score 5 touchdowns and congratulate ourselves when we score a field goal with 2 minutes left on the clock. Securing some random discretionary cuts that have already gone into effect, half of which are from the military, is meaningless if Obamacare is not disrupted this year.

    Democrats are indefatigable in their pursuit of utopian socialism. Our guys must match and surpass their degree of courage, commitment, and passion to roll back the socialism and restore our Republican form of government. That road is not paved with the funding of Obamacare.
    Tags: Budget, CR, obamacare


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    • 210 desertflower
      March 5, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      Ok/ I have no idea what what all THIS^^^^^ stuff is…just wanted to get the list of names! I probably have some damn computer virus now…cooties, for sure. I feel dirty.

  52. 214 prettyfoot58
    March 5, 2013 at 10:19 pm

  53. 221 globalcitizenlinda
    March 5, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    The talk about classification of documents above has reminded me of something which MUST be brought to light now that jeb is trying to get himself elected – G.H. Bush’s records were never released.

    here is a reminder to those here who know more about classification & being good librarians:

    – I believe I had it was reported that documents from every US Presidency are released after a specific number of years have passed from when they left office.

    – in the case of the Bush Crime Family, the time to release 41’s records was supposed to be due just a short-time after the SCOTUS gave shrib 43 the Presidency.

    – I remember at the time that one of the demands that Darth Vader had and put into action was to assign one of the top-ranking officials (I can’t recall which one of the gang) to re-classify the information for 41 for another number of yrs (many be 20 – or what ever time is desginated by law).

    – so you can see that if jeb can get into the WH (God Forbid) then he would have another chance to re-classify both 43 & 41’s records.

    Can you imagine what the country would not know about the activities of 41 (as head of CIA & POTUS) and also 43 (especially leading to the Iraq War?

    Anyone have any idea where we can get a news report about this? I remember that some host on Progressive Talk Radio (probably Randi Rhodes) did some shows about this re-classification when it it happened.

    • 222 desertflower
      March 5, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      I thought I read 25 years for past Presidents…I was curious as to whether McCain’s info could be had under FOIA….and thought I saw that info in there….

    • March 5, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      I don’t know how long, but some historians are still listening to LBJ, Nixon, I’ve never heard about Reagan’s being released. Of course, I don’t think he had deep thoughts.

  54. 224 amk for obama
    March 5, 2013 at 10:24 pm

  55. 225 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    March 5, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Couldn’t resist dropping in my 2 cents… 😉

  56. 227 99ts
    March 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Why am I posting away on the old thread – when the new one has 197 – thats one hundred and ninety seven – responses – sigh!

    My thoughts on the markets – brought over


    In my opinion – could be completely wrong, as I am no expert – the markets are too volatile and too high. They go up and down 1-2% on the smallest piece of news (eg Italian election results, minor change in employment figures). There has been a major jump since PBO was re-elected with not a lot to base it on. I believe there will be a major correction – and can imagine who the GOP will try to blame.

    My own retirement investments have sky rocketed in the past 2 months – slow and steady growth is good – I don’t like these jumps – in either direction.

    • March 5, 2013 at 10:49 pm

      No, something is bothering me too. Why with the sequester? I feel the insiders are manipulating it.

    • 229 theo67
      March 6, 2013 at 1:03 am

      I believe that some of this is because of the spending cuts. Corporate profits have been sky-high due to all the layoffs and forcing people to work hard and longer for less. The right wing and their puppet masters are thrilled with all that. The GOP have apparently been trying to get some legislation to cancel some of the Pentagon cuts. They are diabolical.

      • 230 99ts
        March 6, 2013 at 1:57 am

        People working longer for less has been happening since Reagan times – I agree it is getting worse – but I think it is more that people are making money out of the market itself – rather than the underlying companies – it’s not just happening in the US – all world markets are similar – European ones go up and down based on a rumor out of any one of 17 countries – and in my world we follow the worst of everyone. Remembering that the Netherlands used to have a huge market for tulips which eventually imploded – I’m not sure the stock market as we know it will live much longer than me.

  57. 231 globalcitizenlinda
    March 5, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Need some clarification on a few issues related to the current outrage about drones operating in the US:

    -except for the obvious fact that one has a human at its controls, how is a drone different from a typical police helicopter that has a mounted camera and is used to monitor events from the sky?

    – haven’t these been in use at least to film episodes of “Cops” aka “Bad Boys, …. Bad Boys. Or is it because the people who are routinely chase by the police choppers are usually from a different background. Do these cop chopper first get a warrant before they chase US citizens throughout their neighborhood

    – how are images captured by drone any different from images captured by the millions of cameras that record our every activity on the street

    – how is the fact that law enforcement can use lethal force on US citizens (almost dairy) different from what AG called extreme circumstances?

    In summary,

    – is a mounted a camera by any name still a camera?


    – is a lethal force delivered by any gun still lethal force?

    • March 5, 2013 at 10:52 pm

      All reasonable & informed people, you being one as evidenced by the structure of your questions gcLinda, know the answers. We also know that the solutions to why any of these systems are in use have everything to do about improving the quality of LIFE for ALL citizens rather than aggregating almost all resources and wealth into the possession of a very, very few.

      Implementing those solutions requires a society in which each person is enabled, to the best of their abilities, to think critically and both think and act with empathy. Those skills, along with literacy and numerical skills, are the bedrock of the type of society we know how to nurture and we have as a President, for the first time in my 65 years, who gets it, comprehensively.


  58. March 5, 2013 at 10:50 pm

  59. 235 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    March 5, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Hope DOJ will investigate…

  60. 236 yardarm756
    March 5, 2013 at 10:56 pm

  61. 250 a4alice
    March 5, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    oh my. soooo sleepy


    (nitey nite)

  62. March 5, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Okay, my 2 cents about Hugo Chavez.

    I have no brief for him, and as a Latino, I have a very jaundiced eye towards the long line of caudillos—both of the Left and Right—which have “graced” our various republics since independence from Spain. But, unless the Venezuelan gov’t does a complete 180, there will be elections in 30 days. If that’s a dictatorship a la Cuba, it’s certainly a very incompetent one. So we’ll see who wins in 30 days.

  63. 252 amk for obama
    March 5, 2013 at 11:14 pm

  64. March 5, 2013 at 11:20 pm

  65. 257 desertflower
    March 5, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Off to hit the hay…dog is staring me down and becoming quite insistent. See you all in the am

  66. 258 yardarm756
    March 5, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    These True Love stories make me cry!

    This 80 year old woman was arrested for shop lifting.

    When she went before the judge in Cincinnati he asked her, “What did you steal?”
    She replied, “A can of peaches..”

    The judge then asked her why she had stolen the can of peaches, and she replied
    that she was hungry.

    The judge then asked her how many peaches were in the can.
    She replied, “6.”

    The judge said, “Then I will give you 6 days in jail.”

    Before the judge could conclude the trial, the woman’s husband spoke up and asked
    the judge if he could say something.

    The judge said, “What is it?”

    The husband said, “She also stole a can of peas.” 😆

  67. 260 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    March 6, 2013 at 12:10 am

  68. 262 4morefor44
    March 6, 2013 at 12:36 am

    i’ve never made an account at “the people’s view” but read there often. the crew over there, especially our favorite librarian, have just been kickin’ butt left and right. what a great smackdown over there today.

  69. 263 globalcitizenlinda
    March 6, 2013 at 12:37 am

    can home just ahead of the snow.

    since then it has been falling steadily;

    everything is now covered & yet snow is going to keep coming through the night & morning.

    I hate the snow!

    I know farmers need the snow/moisture for the crops but I always complain about the snow.

    at times like this, I miss home and the tropical weather.

    Ps, I am very grateful that I have great heating while others may be freezing tonight!

  70. 264 ewok2
    March 6, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Hi guys, everytime I see this commercial, I believe this is what Sarah Palin was like as a child.

    • 265 theo67
      March 6, 2013 at 1:28 am

      This child is too smart to be compared to Sarah Palin.

      • 266 99ts
        March 6, 2013 at 2:01 am

        Sarah – in her latest reincarnation always wants more – for herself – any other similarity is non-existent – I find it intensely hard to believe that someone so dumb – so truly stupid – was ever elected as a Mayor – let alone a Governor. Is Alaska really so far away from reality?

  71. 267 Jovie
    March 6, 2013 at 6:29 am

    MSNBC concert is simply thrilled about Ryan Budget 2, 56 and older(republican base, you ate safe from massive cuts to medicare, 56 and under, obamas base, you are screwed.
    Yeah, and if the President goes along with that he has been given Ecstasy drugs.
    What on Earth are they talking about?
    Do it for the Country my ass!
    More like do it for the Republican Base!

    • 268 Jovie
      March 6, 2013 at 6:54 am

      Warren Buffett switches his Trains from Dielsel to natural gas-


      Burns much cleaner, and we have it right here in America. You will recall the Executive order in 2011 on Natural gas switch. This is his vision… 🙂

    • 269 jackiegrumbacher
      March 6, 2013 at 7:36 am

      Jovie–Ryan is huffing and puffing out his chest to gain attention and to make himself a player in 2016. This Medicare crap will not pass the Senate–ever–and will NEVER be signed by the president. NEVER!!! Will there be some kind of means testing for Medicare in the future–possibly? There are retirees with very large incomes who may need to pay more, but I don’t see any greater concessions regarding benefits than this. The so-called Republican base over 56 includes a whole lot of Democrats and there are millions more people under 56, who will be furious at the Rs for this. Remember Pierce’s phrase–“zombie-eyed granny starver”? That’s Paul Ryan.

      • 270 Jovie
        March 6, 2013 at 7:57 am

        I hope you are right, but that old saying, you are liberal when you are young and conservative when you get old. Some of that is true, unfortunately. 😦

  72. 271 Jovie
    March 6, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Sequester won’t interrupt collection of taxes from ‘ObamaCare’
    Bernie Becker and Sam Baker
    03/06/13 05:00 AM ET
    Implementation of the taxes and fees from Obama’s healthcare law is on track despite IRS cutbacks.…


    To bad, so sad…

  73. March 6, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Snowquester has a Twitter account letting us know what’s going on….

  74. 273 Jovie
    March 6, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Report: Obama invites group of GOP senators to dine at W.H.
    By POLITICO STAFF | 3/6/13 7:39 AM EST
    President Barack Obama will break bread with GOP senators on Wednesday night, according to a report.

    Amidst a standoff over the sequester, Obama invited a group of Republican senators – as yet unnamed – for dinner at the White House, CNN reported Wednesday.

    No word on the menu yet.

  75. 278 hopefruit2
    March 6, 2013 at 8:12 am

  76. 279 desertflower
    March 6, 2013 at 8:16 am


    European stock markets rose to their highest since the 2008 financial crisis on Wednesday, helped by signs the U.S. economy is improving and expectations of more pledges of support for growth from major central banks.

    U.S. stock index futures also pointed to fresh gains on Wall Street, after the previous session’s stellar run saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI hit an all-time high. .N

    The European Central Bank, the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan are all expected to stick to ultra-easy monetary policy at meetings this week, following on from reassurances by U.S. Federal Reserve officials that their stimulus program remains in place.

    Analysts even see some scope for fresh action in Europe on Thursday, giving a 40 percent chance for more bond buying from the Bank of England and a 10 percent likelihood of an interest rate cut from the ECB.

    That, combined with some encouraging U.S. economic data this week and China’s promise of record government spending to help sustain growth, pushed world and European share indexes higher on Wednesday.

  77. 280 hopefruit2
    March 6, 2013 at 8:18 am

    I love the playful, interesting and clever Twitter banter among PBO’s former (& current) guys 🙂

  78. 281 desertflower
    March 6, 2013 at 8:19 am


    A state judge has ordered the Corbett administration to reinstate funding for programs that provided health insurance to tens of thousands of low-income Pennsylvanians.

    In his ruling Tuesday, Commonwealth Court President Judge Dan Pellegrini found that two statutes that stripped money from the adultBasic and Medicaid programs were unconstitutional because they diverted money from the federal tobacco settlement to finance items other than health care in the general budget.

  79. 282 Jovie
    March 6, 2013 at 8:20 am

    The DC judge was blocked yesterday, so much for filibuster reform aye Harry?
    They are blocking because of a provision in the Dodd/Frank bill that says big oil has to disclose all foreign payments and pay a penalty.
    This has been brought to court by big oil, and it is sitting in DC Appellate Court.

    • 283 Vicki
      March 6, 2013 at 8:34 am

      This is super bad news. I thought Reid made a deal to get judges thru the process in a speedy efficient manner. For me it was the only consolation for not destroying the filibuster.

    • 285 Jovie
      March 6, 2013 at 8:33 am

      Tell Rachel. She is losing her mind! I think her and Jon Stewart are where the Both sides do it meme comes from?

    • 286 Lynn
      March 6, 2013 at 8:53 am

      Thanks so much for the link, DF. Kinda figured it was just another shiny HAIR ON FIRE distraction/disruption/redirection story.

  80. 287 Gazelle
    March 6, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Snow Day! Good morning all!

  81. 288 hopefruit2
    March 6, 2013 at 8:45 am

  82. 290 Allison
    March 6, 2013 at 3:03 pm

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