Archive for March 13th, 2013


A Whole Bunch of Thank Yous


So, I wake up this morning and there’s a perfect post from Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) ….. and then I come back after a bit and there’s another perfect one from Amk (@amk4obama), despite him being Amk …… and after that Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) pops up with his usual dollop of brilliance, despite him being a Chelsea supporter.

And then I check my email and there are a bunch more people saying ‘I’m ready to go!’

So, I’m thinking: you people – yes, YOU people! – are ridiculously lovely. And wonderful. And gorgeous. And magnificent. And ….  okay, okay, I’ll stop.

I’m not going to gush here, and publicly embarrass people, and get all mushy about what blissful human beings you are, and….

But you are all BLISSFUL human beings!

Lovely Plains, Amk and Liberal Librarian – thank you so much for today.


I’ll be back, in, eh, full swing, on Sunday morning – and the timing has absolutely NOTHING to do with it being St Patrick’s Day and all that tacky, silly, stupid nonsense that you will never, ever, see here


(Some day, when I’ve recovered, I will tell you about my ordeal with this song on the 2009 Inauguration Day)


Until then, I’ll be asking our awesome noobies to do their very wonderful thing.


Love ya.


A word from Liberal Librarian: The work is never done

First, a big shoutout to Chips for allowing the lunatics to take over the asylum. Hopefully we won’t all regret it.

So, for my first post here, an essay, because it’s me.

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The world heaved a huge sigh of relief on November 6, 2012, when the results came in and Barack Obama was confirmed in re-election.

Many people worked long hours, gave money they may not have really had, and ensured that President Obama secured a second term. The alternative was too ghastly to comprehend.

And many of those same people, after the election, assumed that, well, that was done, and we could just coast into four years of amity and progress. Nothing could be further from the truth.

As we have seen since the polls closed in November, this version of the Republican Party, dying as it is, is not going to go down without inflicting more damage. From immediately abusing the filibuster “reform” agreed to between Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, to vowing to hold the country hostage come the next debt ceiling vote, the GOP is making it patently clear that it didn’t learn a single thing from the election. Because the Republicans were returned to the House in the majority, they think that at least part of the country agrees with their policy. Of course, the thing is that the GOP lost the House popular vote, and held on by the skin of their teeth only due to aggressive gerrymandering resulting from its local victories in 2010.

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Chat Away, The Oldie Edition

LovelyPlains and even Amk – you’re the very best! Although I’m a bit late with the white smoke announcing your TOD election.

More noobies soon, and I’ll be back in action a bit after that.

Chat away!


Chat away, the noobie edition.

Crossing the gop hurdle? Piece of cake.

Crossing the gop hurdles ? Piece of cake.


Hi TOD’ers. This is your substitute blog tyrant.

Chat away.

(Did it work ? Was it PC enough ? Keeping the toes crossed)

(So much for saying bye, bye to TOD after that kenyan usurper was re-elected…. 🙂 )


Mandatory toon



Mandatory Tweet (Thanks JER)




Rise and Shine

GM TOD, Hope everyone is well rested Fired up and Ready to Go! This is Lovelyplains and I will be posting from time to time……hopefully to keep this train running on schedule. Please be patient with me, I am still trying to work out many kinks. I will in the future try to be more creative and informative with my postings. Finally lets all thank the wonderful Chipsticks for providing this platform and family known as The Obama Diary!

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing Oval Office

1:30PM THE PRESIDENT meets with the House Republican conference United States Capitol

3:05PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of State Kerry Oval Office

3:40PM THE PRESIDENT meets with CEOs to discuss cybersecurity Situation Room

4:05PM THE PRESIDENT meets with business leaders on immigration reform

4:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Treasury Secretary Lew Oval Office

6:30PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the Organizing for Action dinner Adour Restaurant, St. Regis Hotel, Washington, DC

Briefing Schedule
12:00PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

Michelle Obama address CEO’s of the Business Roundtable at 11:45 am

President Obama’s interview will also air on GMA and Nightline starting at 7:00 am EST. Preview–

New ABC/WAPO Poll has PBO 50% A 46% D We all hate polls but this is what is going to push the news cycle so get the real #’s and not the cherry-picked ones….I’ve decide to cherry pick after saying that!! “Seventy-three percent of those who say they sense economic growth approve of the way the president is doing his job” So basically if the media quits telling us the world is going to end every 3 months well………







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