Green Day



President Obama meets with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny in the Oval Office, March 19


12:0: President Obama and PM Kenny attend a St. Patrick’s Day lunch

CNN have this listed for live streaming ….. but you know them, they’re more likely to show a car chase.



Back in a while!

201 Responses to “Green Day”

  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    March 19, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    😆 What?

  2. 19 Nena20409
    March 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    You all are amazing.

    Hi VC. Congrats!

    See you all later 😉

  3. 21 Linda
    March 19, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    WASHINGTON — A Senate panel has approved Mary Jo White’s nomination to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission and sent it along for a final vote.

    The Senate Banking Committee approved White’s nomination on a 21-1 vote. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, was the only member to object. White is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate and become the first former prosecutor to lead the agency that oversees Wall Street.

    The panel also advanced Richard Cordray’s nomination to continue as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But his nomination was approved on a 12-10 party-line vote. All Republican members opposed the nomination. They have also opposed the newly created agency and have expressed interest in curtailing Cordray’s power.

    What is Sherrod Brown’s beef with Mary Jo White ?

    • 22 amk for obama
      March 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      typical boneless dems “standing up to their own party & prez” and yet let the loony rethugs have their way ?

    • 23 57andfemale
      March 19, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      I think she indicated that how prosecutions of the banksters and Wall St. would affect global finances, etc. was an okay metric to factor in.

  4. 24 vcprezofan2
    March 19, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Is that a light green shirt my President is wearing? Man! The man’s got it all together (with the help of…?) I would love to send offspring over for lessons – I can’t believe I’ve raised this child who seems to think it’s okay to wear jeans straight from the dryer WITHOUT IRONING THEM! Slaps forehead. I once told him that it seems I’ve failed, but he doesn’t see what the big deal is.

  5. 29 japa21
    March 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Sorry, Sunday was the wearin of the green day. Today should be wearin of the red day.

  6. 31 amk for obama
    March 19, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    So any news from LL about his better half ?

  7. March 19, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    HHS Secretary Sebelius put this out yesterday w/ a link to what has gone into effect and what is to come….for everyday americans

  8. 35 proudmemberofglobalzero
    March 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    A little help please. I have two old computers, one a desk top and the other a lap top. Neither of them powers up so deleting any info is out of the question. How do I throw these out without damaging the environment. The web is WAY TOO FULL of useful and USELESS information.

    Do I pack them up in boxes and stick them in the closet?

    • 36 japa21
      March 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      Check your local community and see if they have a recycling program for electronics.

      • March 19, 2013 at 12:21 pm

        This. Also, Office Depot will take them…. You pay a certain amount to fill a large box which they will take off your hands and deliver to the right disposal site. I think it’s $50 for a fairly large box….

    • March 19, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      I think Best Buy has a program were you can turn in old CPU and get an upgrade w/ a credit. Or just pay them to dispose eco-friendly….
      I will check later but am late to campus, let me know if that works out this evening…..

    • 39 amk for obama
      March 19, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      You need to remove the hard disks and mount them to an external drive and delete all that stuff.

      Or you can just torch them.

      Your choice. 🙂

  9. March 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    The Onion 2011

    CNN Friday

    • 42 jackiegrumbacher
      March 19, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      What is the matter with these so-called journalists? Do they hear themselves? Do they have any idea how stupid they sound? I can’t work up an ounce of sympathy for those young men. They brutally assaulted and raped a young woman and tried mightily to get away with it. They probably thought their “specialness” would protect them from ever getting punished. If they no longer have a “bright future” of further assaults and rapes, then too bad. I care more about the blighted future of the young women whose life will be haunted by this ugly and traumatic event. And since when does any reporter on tv care about future of young people. They don’t care about every day gun violence in schools and on the street, they don’t care about tuition grants and loans being denied because of the sequester, they don’t raise an eyebrow at our sub par high schools. But let some smart aleck kid be on a football team and all of a sudden he has a future that must be preserved at all costs.

  10. 43 amk for obama
    March 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm

  11. 45 Linda
    March 19, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is viewed favorably by just 35 percent of American voters, according to a Rasmussen poll released Monday. Fifty-four percent view him unfavorably.

    A bare 52 percent majority of GOP voters gave Ryan positive marks, down from 83 percent when he was selected as the Republicans’ vice presidential nominee in August 2012.

    • 46 jackiegrumbacher
      March 19, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      Linda, I thought the absolute core group of insane Americans was 27 percent. Now it looks as if 8 percent more are suffering from temporary insanity or are just not paying attention. Ryan tried his turn on deck as a credible candidate for 2016 with his new (old) budget and seems to have gotten the hook. Next on deck is Rand Paul, who will stick a foot in it before long. We’re in for three more years of the crazy clown show.

  12. 47 amk for obama
    March 19, 2013 at 12:22 pm

  13. 49 Ladyhawke
    March 19, 2013 at 12:23 pm


    Sequestration undercuts veterans, students

    By Steve Benen


    What’s more, let’s not forget that it’s not just military servicemen and women and their families feeling the pinch. It’s the Head Start centers who are having to exclude kids, the furloughs for those who help keep Americans’ food supply safe, the hardship on low-income Americans who rely on housing assistance, and on and on.

    For all of the Beltway assumptions that sequestration was a dud, that President Obama “cried wolf” when he warned of damaging consequences, and that “no one noticed” the effects of the policy, real people are facing real hardship for no good reason. Much of Washington appears to have largely moved on, but for those feeling the pinch, that’s not an option.

    Greg Sargent hasn’t forgotten.



    • 51 debz
      March 19, 2013 at 12:35 pm

      Thank you Pamela. I wish he wasn’t going to Israel. I never worry about his safety when he travels overseas but this time I am worried. Nut-n-yahoo and the people of that country should be kissing his ass, but instead, every “news” report about this trip is about how he is the one who has to prove himself to Israel and only 10% of the people like him. He needs many candles for his safety.

      • March 19, 2013 at 1:33 pm

        Debz – the reports you’re reading are probably written by right wingers. They are hosting a dinner in his honor and awarding him with a medal – first sitting US President to receive the Medal of Peace (I think that’s what it’s called). I also read another report saying that the people of Israel have been breathlessly anticipating his visit, and were panicking at the thought that it might be postponed if Netanyahu couldn’t form a government fast enough. Netanyahu doesn’t speak for the majority of Israelis – as evidenced by the last election results. And neither do many of the lobbyists that have loud voices and many friends in the US Congress. There are plenty of people in Israel who appreciate President Obama and his steadfast support of Israel – much of which has irked me, in light of some of the crap that Netanyahu and his extreme followers have pulled these past few years…

        • 53 debz
          March 19, 2013 at 5:02 pm

          Thanks theo67, It’s good to see there have been other reports about PBO’s visit, it just the ones I have seen lately have all be rather depressing.

      • 54 Lovepolitics2008
        March 19, 2013 at 2:10 pm

        The arrogance of Nut-n-yahoo and his friends is outrageous. It’s like they say they can dictate the foreign policy of the United States of America. This has to stop.

    • 55 miss pat
      March 19, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      Mighty Pamela, hope you saw my thank you on the other thread.

  14. 58 amk for obama
    March 19, 2013 at 12:31 pm

  15. 59 amk for obama
    March 19, 2013 at 12:38 pm

  16. 61 Ladyhawke
    March 19, 2013 at 12:44 pm


    Boehner and Ryan’s Debt Crisis Flip-Flop


    The fact that the Speaker and Budget Manager both suddenly appeared on talk shows to unveil a new talking point is suspect to me. They have gone out of their way to disagree with the President and rebuff any and every idea he has ever had. The idea that they’ve suddenly seen the light and can freely admit the President is right, just doesn’t cut it with me. They always have an ulterior motive.

    Is it the sequester? While the media has suggested the President cried wolf about the effects of the recent budget cuts, the truth is, it has left many suffering in it’s wake and it will only get worse as time passes. I suspect Republican’s constituents, Mayors and Governors are putting pressure on the Republicans to forget this budget foolishness, as their states, cities and counties adjust to the loss of millions of federal dollars.


    Read more here…..


    • March 19, 2013 at 1:07 pm

      I agree with you and that suspicion is based around Rand Paul, 2014 and 2016 and the Re-branding process. Never let the public forget what the Republican party is truly about and that is obstruction, oppression, control and steal. Better yet steal, kill and destroy, that is the Republicans party mantra. Their own motives make them liars

  17. 63 amk for obama
    March 19, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    via bj

    In the six months before the American invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and the six weeks after the invasion (culminating in George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech), I often compared my situation in Washington to that of Jeannette Rankin, the Montana congresswoman and pacifist who voted against entry into both World War I and II. Not that I would have voted against declaring war in 1941; the comparison was to her isolation, not with her isolationism.

    There were, of course, people who opposed invading Iraq—Illinois State Senator Barack Obama among them—but within political Washington, it was difficult to find like-minded foes. When The New Republic’s editor-in-chief and editor proclaimed the need for a “muscular” foreign policy, I was usually the only vocal dissenter, and the only people who agreed with me were the women on staff: Michelle Cottle, Laura Obolensky and Sarah Wildman. Both of the major national dailies—The Washington Post and The New York Times (featuring Judith Miller’s reporting)—were beating the drums for war. Except for Jessica Mathews at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington’s thinktank honchos were also lined up behind the war.


    I found fellow dissenters to the war in two curious places: the CIA and the military intelligentsia. That fall, I got an invitation to participate in a seminar at the Central Intelligence Agency on what the world would be like in fifteen or twenty years. I went out of curiosity—I don’t like this kind of speculation—but as it turned out, much of the discussion was about the pending invasion of Iraq. Except for me and the chairman, who was a thinktank person, the participants were professors of international relations. And almost all of them were opposed to invading Iraq.


    Chips, this deserves a separate thread. Just to remind americans how the neocons fucked up their minds and their country.

  18. 66 amk for obama
    March 19, 2013 at 12:57 pm

  19. 67 amk for obama
    March 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I am fucking pissed off. Gunnite folks.

  20. 70 utaustinliberal
    March 19, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Whoever helps Pres. Obama with his tie choices – or it may be himself – I freaking loooooove you! The person has an eye for color, fashion, patterns, detail, texture. Just wow! It’s wonderful to see such attention to detail. Fashion lovers unite!

    p.s. If you’ve never seen the movie, ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ you must, must, must, MUST see it. Google it, get the synopsis, find out when HBO is showing it again (they have multiple airings) or rent it, and watch it. It is a stellar movie with a top notch cast of Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, and Dev Patel.

  21. 73 Ladyhawke
    March 19, 2013 at 1:05 pm


    by Matt Hildreth


    You can’t make this stuff up. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has been living in his anti-immigrant bubble for so long, he has no idea how much the world has changed. Further proof was provided today.

    On the very day that the Republican National Committee tried to distance itself from its anti-immigrant record, Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions said of President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, Tom Perez:

    His views on illegal immigration are far outside the mainstream. Mr. Perez previously served as the President of the Board of Casa de Maryland, a fringe advocacy group that has instructed illegal immigrants on how to escape detection, and also promoted illegal labor sites and driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants.

    Where to begin?


    Read more here….


  22. 75 57andfemale
    March 19, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    I would consider this nothing more than gossip and none of my business, not worthy of my time. Except Bill O’Reilly has been touting his Catholic cred throughout the fight over contraception, and he thinks he has the right to dictate how everyone in America chooses to become a family. Eff you, O’Reilly:


    • 76 nabsentia23
      March 19, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      This is what happens when you turn “family values” into a political cause.

      It’s none of our business how dirty O’Reilly’s divorce has become, but we know about it anyway due partly to the culture warrior himself making it an issue.

  23. 77 Ladyhawke
    March 19, 2013 at 1:18 pm


    Blunt vs. McCarthy

    By Steve Benen


    And what, pray tell, is the St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway Project? I’m glad you asked: it’s a $100 million slice of pork in Missouri that even internal Army Corps of Engineers memos have described as “swine” and “a bad project.”
    Michael Grunwald’s report on this is equal parts painful and hilarious, explaining why this project is practically a case study in boondoggles, complete with Corps reports, filled with “third-grade errors,” which were ultimately rejected by a federal judge.

    And if the Obama administration doesn’t resuscitate the project to Roy Blunt’s satisfaction, the Republican senator intends to block the EPA nominee.

    This has been the latest installment of “The Senate Confirmation Process Is Badly Broken.”


    Read more here….


  24. 79 Linda
    March 19, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Steve Kornacki is getting Chris Hayes weekend show.

    • March 19, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      I’m sickened by this. Yes, I know the politics, but it’s a real disgrace that our country is held hostage to the small minority of gun nuts.

    • 86 theo67
      March 19, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      It’s not ok that the Senate ignores the will of the people. Isn’t that why they exist in the first place? Maybe if people could see the damage these assault weapons do to bodies – let alone the poor little bodies of those six year olds who were ripped apart – then they would weigh the need for those “proud gun owners” against the safety of the public and especially those little kids. It’s disgusting.

    • 87 nathkatun7
      March 20, 2013 at 2:28 am

      Time for a massive campaign by we the people to let the Senators and Representatives know where we stand.

  25. March 19, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Chips, its great to see you back. I can tell by your banter you are feeling much better. Keep using LL, UT, LP, and AMK. They were very good. No one should work twenty-four/seven.
    UT, if you are reading posts, I’d like to ask about transfering files from an HP PC to a new Mac? Can I do it? I have a cable to transfer from one PC to another but will it work with Mac? If anyone else knows the answer I would apprreciate the help. I’m not good at setting up computers. When they were simpler I could do it myself, but aging and technology has taken a toll. Is there a good book that writes about using the newest Macs? It’s much easier for me to read a book than the manuals on computer and the ink doesnt come cheap. We have a great printer and it miffs me off that it cant be used just because it’s out of date. bah humbug.

    • 89 utaustinliberal
      March 19, 2013 at 2:57 pm

      I believe it can be done. There was an instruction for it when setting up my Mac but I forget. What you should do is go to http://www.apple.com and see if they have instructions for that or you can call their customer service line. I believe you said there was no Apple store near you but if you have a Best Buy near you, their computer department will be another resource for you.

    • March 19, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      If you have a new Mac, then you have the Mountain Lion Operating System. There’s a built-in assist there. Here’s more info:


      • March 19, 2013 at 3:57 pm

        Opps, sorry, I meant to add that it’s called Migration Assistant.

        Hope this helps.

      • March 19, 2013 at 7:46 pm

        TY Meta. I don’t have the Mac yet. Trying to cover everything before I commit to buy. At least I was able to download my turbo tax to my old PC so I don’t feel the pressure to buy without checking everything I can think I might need.

    • 94 aquagranny911
      March 19, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      Go to a web site called “manualsink” You can actually buy printed manuals for a lot of stuff. We got one for our Kindle Fire. Maybe you can get one for your Mac. You can even ask questions there too & get help. Good luck!

    • 95 nathkatun7
      March 20, 2013 at 2:44 am

      The people who sold you the mac should be able to help you transfer files, for free, from your PC, if it’s not too ancient, to your new mac. Normally they do the transfer at the time you purchase your computer if you bring your PC to them. At least that’s what they do at the Apple store where I bought mine. If they can’t do it, they may know some computer Wiz who might help you for a small fee. This what I love about my apple store because of the elaborate technical support. So, before you go somewhere else, call them and let them know what the PC you have and what you want transferred.

  26. 96 Ladyhawke
    March 19, 2013 at 2:11 pm


    With Attacks On Secretary Of Labor Nominee, GOP Latino Outreach Efforts End On Day One



    Perez in many ways activates the right’s “worst fears.” As the demographic realities that challenge the GOP as a national party become more real, he is a powerful, respected Latino who can use what is left of civil rights laws to prevent the right from waging its never-ending war on minority voters.

    Nowhere in its “autopsy” was the right’s failed attack on the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor or the unprecedented voter suppression campaign that began in 2011 ever mentioned. But in these direct challenges to participation in our government, Republicans send their clearest message to the Latino community: You are not welcome here.



  27. 97 vcprezofan2
    March 19, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    I just ‘love’ how media folk have such selective memories, or selective facts really. I saw this oh so innocent tweet of Chris Matthews that has over 190 retweets and does nothing to admit that Georgie boy had loads of media help carrying out his deception.

    • 98 4morefor44
      March 19, 2013 at 2:46 pm

      my god, these people are sick in the head. seriously. pathological in the purest sense. look what this guy was doing back then/

      a small taste…

      “MATTHEWS: What’s the importance of the president’s amazing display of leadership tonight?” (“mission accomplished” day)

      “He won the war. He was an effective commander. Everybody recognizes that, I believe, except a few critics.” (talking about w. bush)

      “MATTHEWS: Ann Coulter, you’re the first to speak tonight on the buzz. The president’s performance tonight, redolent of the best of Reagan — what do you think?

      COULTER: It’s stunning. It’s amazing. I think it’s huge. I mean, he’s landing on a boat at 150 miles per hour. It’s tremendous. It’s hard to imagine any Democrat being able to do that. And it doesn’t matter if Democrats try to ridicule it. It’s stunning, and it speaks for itself.”

      it only gets worse at the link. matthews also said at the time w. bush should be on mt. rushmore. considering that phil donohue, keith olberman, and ed schutlz for that matter, all showed great positive gains in msnbc’s ratings while matthews shows are usually bottom-dwellers in ratings, yet they quickly hustle out those with rabid followers and positive ratings growth yet the guy with no real fan base and the worst ratings records stays, we know rating have nothing to do with it. people are paid to be on these channels to spread the propaganda of the billionaires. nothing more, nothing less. case closed.

      • 99 4morefor44
        March 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm

        and matthews stays for decades even. oh and he said he voted for w. bush in 2000 too. w. bush was a laughing stock even during the campaign with gore which is why he lost the popular vote to gore, and yet chris matthews found enough to like about him to vote over gore?!?! matthews the supposed liberal?!? what a joke!

        • 100 donna dem 4 obama
          March 19, 2013 at 3:26 pm

          Yeah he actually voted for GWB because of Clinton. This was around the time that I first started watching cable news. Matthews went after Clinton hard over the Monica Lewinsky scandal. He detested the Clinton’s back then. Now he has Clinton as the “President of the World”. I swear the guy is bi-polar.

          He was a big Bush supporter until the polls started showing his approval numbers were fading and David Shuster started reporting for him the lies that were coming out of the WH regarding those missing weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The guy has no core. He is just like Romney. He points out all the folks on the right who he thinks are being racist but yet spent all of the 2008 and part of the 2012 campaign telling us that white working class folks wouldn’t vote for PBO. He is borderline obsessed with race. Again, he is blind to the hypocrisy!

          One thing that I am grateful to Matthews for is he is one of the main reasons I know longer watch cable news. He proved to me that it what goes on there is primarily infotainment and my time would be better served pushing the President’s agenda.

          • 101 Lovepolitics2008
            March 19, 2013 at 4:53 pm

            Chris Matthews is superficial and a bit dumb. His only strength is his experience in politics; sometimes he can give interesting assessments of how the “game” is played in Washington, because he has been there. But outside of that, what does he have ?… No analytical skills, no real logic, NO JUDGEMENT, a vulnerability to propaganda and artifice, and on and on… And he DOESN’T WORK. Well at least that’s the impression he gives me. I can’t help thinking he doesn’t inform himself. He probably checks Politico and Drudge (!) from time to time, and has many chats with people on the cocktail circuit. And that’s it. Wanna bet he doesn’t check the White House website, hasn’t read a Bill in years, doesn’t watch congressional hearings, unless there is something juicy that has been reported.

            And by the way, I think Chris Matthews isn’t the only guy on TV who hasn’t any deep knowledge of the subjects they are “opiniating” about.

    • 102 nabsentia23
      March 19, 2013 at 2:53 pm

      Ouch! That’s gotta hurt, Tweety.

    • 103 Lovepolitics2008
      March 19, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      Message to Chris Matthews: The scariest thing about Iraq war is how you and your friends in the Washington media bubble didn’t do your jobs and just accepted the propaganda of the Bush-Cheney operation without questioning anything.

      • 104 vcprezofan2
        March 19, 2013 at 4:55 pm

        That’s it, LP’08, and now he has the nerve to disparage the American people from whom he and his ilk withheld facts, as if he himself wasn’t majorly sold on his ‘effective commander’. The fact Matthews is nervy enough to now refer to his idol as ‘a president with limited gifts’ as if that’s how he always felt about him is just infuriating.

    • 105 nathkatun7
      March 20, 2013 at 2:51 am

      Well done, VC! These unethical media people must not be allowed to re-write history and cover up their cheer-leading role for the U.S. war on Iraq. Matthews is very good at that. Recently he has been in love with Bill Clinton. Yet he was one of the most severest critic of Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky affair; and even supported his impeachment.

  28. 109 utaustinliberal
    March 19, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    This 16 year old girl is an amazing human being.

  29. 110 vcprezofan2
    March 19, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Charles Pierce voices anger re Iraq War ‘anniversary’


    That is, of course, all bollocks. Keller still writes a column. The Times is playing this on the downlow precisely because it never truly has atoned for its role in a fiasco. The op-ed page still welcomes submissions from people whose work on this most grotesque foreign-policy blunder should have been as definitive a career-killer as were Joe Hazlewood’s navigational abilities.

    I can hardly wait for this week to end. If it’s not Dean Baquet, copping a cheap alibi for his newspaper’s unforgivable malpractice, it’s Richard Perle. who should be displayed in a pillory outside Walter Reed for the next 10 years, being allowed to vomit blood all over the op-ed section of USA Today.

    And let us not forget Perle’s onetime co-author, David Frum, who’s mysteriously been allowed through the tradesmen’s entrance back into the discourse conducted by decent people.


    • 111 susanne
      March 19, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      this is a righteous rant of an article, full of the fury of one who has been paying attention. excellent, necessary read– skewers the media darlings who were complicit in selling the iraq war, then roasts them on a spit.

    • 113 nathkatun7
      March 20, 2013 at 3:03 am

      VC, Thanks for sharing Charles Pierce’s righteous anger! I hope Chipsicks features this piece on the front page. It’s truly a must read! These mfs, like Bill Keller, who have been after President Obama, were the enablers of the war on Iraq.

  30. 114 japa21
    March 19, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    • 115 susanne
      March 19, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      yes! what part of ‘we deserve a vote’ did reid not hear? so he can’t get the votes for the assault weapons ban, how about letting us see just who refuses to vote for it? quit covering for them!

    • 116 nathkatun7
      March 20, 2013 at 3:08 am

      Thanks for the tweet Japa. I am going to send an e-mail to my two Senators, Diane Fienstein and Barbara Boxer, urging them to demand a vote on a separate bill banning assault weapons.

  31. 117 Bill R.
    March 19, 2013 at 2:47 pm

  32. March 19, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Before I go computer hunting for a computer online, I’d like to vent about my experience yesterday. I haven’t read any threads since Sunday so this may have been discussed and debated, but I need to put in my measly two cents; I need to clear my head. I turned on Martin Bashir and what did I see – a Sarah Palin snippet of her speech to CPAC. I sat there and gasped and wondered what she meant by “he has a gun, but I have the rack” then takes a drink of her big gulp. My husband explained what he thought she meant by the POTUS gun reference. They show a few other snippets, and I’m soon crying about the disrespect shown by CPAC to our President. My iPad isn’t working, and it’s inconvenient to come into the office and type on the main pc. It just doesn’t work that way. What I wanted to say wouldn’t have been appropriate. I needed a time-out. Thanks for being here to listen. It breaks my heart.

  33. 152 utaustinliberal
    March 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm

  34. 154 donna dem 4 obama
    March 19, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    All hands on deck…

  35. March 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm

  36. 157 japa21
    March 19, 2013 at 3:24 pm

  37. 158 cookemom
    March 19, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Steve Kernacke (sp) gets the job to host the week-end show on MSNBC ‘Up”, that was hosted by Chris Hayes, who’s been given the weekday evening slot formerly held by Ed Schultz. The weekend show will be called ‘Up With Steve Kernacke’.

    (Who said run on sentences aren’t your friend?)

    • 159 jacquelineoboomer
      March 19, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      Good. These lineups give me a lot more free time, here in the “real world.” #NotMyCupOfTea

      (Your sentences are fine with me! Ha!)

    • 160 hopefruit2
      March 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      I guess MSNBC wants to up its viewership and dissemination of Libertarian propaganda – what better way to undermine Democrats for 2014.

  38. 161 Linda
    March 19, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Roland Martin is out at CNN

  39. 162 japa21
    March 19, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    • 163 nathkatun7
      March 20, 2013 at 3:49 am

      She is my Senator. I’ve sent her an e-mail, along with Senator Boxer, urging them to do exactly what you are proposing. It’s time to know the Senators who are opposed to the ban on military style assault weapons that usually end up killing innocent people, including precious children. We need their names on record!

  40. 164 yardarm756
    March 19, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    • 165 donna dem 4 obama
      March 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      aye aye Mr. Yardarm

      • 166 yardarm756
        March 19, 2013 at 4:07 pm

        Hey you. R U getting my e-mails?

        • 167 donna dem 4 obama
          March 19, 2013 at 4:17 pm

          True Confessions….I only use that email addy for things involving this site. So yesterday I checked out my emails and was cleaning up things and found a whole slew of your emails in my spam folder. I’m not sure how you got there but they were going to my junk mail. I’ve changed your setting so I’ll be seeing them in my regular inbox from now on. Your stuff is priceless 🙂

  41. March 19, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Hiya everyone, will be back in a bit, just want to check, has anyone had any contact with Joan Shaw recently? Trying to make contact, but no success yet. Thanks.

    • 173 hopefruit2
      March 19, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Now that you mention it – haven’t seen her in a while. Hope she’s okay and just very busy. Hope you (or someone) hear from her soon.

  42. March 19, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    • 175 nathkatun7
      March 20, 2013 at 4:03 am

      Great tweet, Bob! I think it’s time for the majority of Americans to make sure their voices are heard by members of Congress. It’s not enough to cite polls. This is a time for some sustained and meaningful direct action from the majority of citizens.

    • 177 nathkatun7
      March 20, 2013 at 4:06 am

      We really must come up with a different strategy to effectively counter the NRA lobby! How about a massive campaign with petitions,
      e-mails, faxes, tweets, etc., to let all law makers know that we are angry that they are not dealing with a ban on assault weapons? Why can’t we organize massive protests at offices of Senators and Congressmen demanding action on the assault weapons ban? At this time, I really don’t want to know what the NRA is doing. What I want to know is what we are doing to counter the NRA.

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  44. 184 hopefruit2
    March 19, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Can someone correct me if I’m wrong on this – my understanding was that the AWB wasn’t simply dropped (as has been reported in the MSM), but will be brought to the floor for a vote as a stand-alone bill, separate from the base bill with all the other provisions like background checks, etc.?

    • March 19, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      It will be offered as an amendment but really its probably dead. GOP won’t vote for it.

      • 186 hopefruit2
        March 19, 2013 at 4:53 pm

        But it’s the same idea..bring it to a vote and let the Republicans vote against it. Why is this cowardly?

        • March 19, 2013 at 4:57 pm

          It’s the way its being reported. All the headlines say ‘Dems drop assault weapons ban’. Folks aren’t reading the story. There is cause for concern though because universal background checks might not make it either and that’s actually more important than assault weapons ban.

          • 188 nathkatun7
            March 20, 2013 at 4:31 am

            I say forget what’s being reported! We the people must start demanding action. period. I am sorry, gobrooklyn because my response is not aimed at you for accurately reporting reality. Rather, it’s aimed at all of us, including me. Most of what I’ve been reading here is what the NRA is doing, or what the Republicans are doing, or how Reid and the Democrats are caving, etc., etc. My question is what are we doing in response? How have we answered the President’s call to us to reclaim our citizenship and act accordingly? To be honest, I don’t have an answer. All I know is that I am going to bombard my U.S. Senators, and Representatives to demand serious action on guns. There are more Americans who are non-gun owners than there are gun owners. There also many gun owners who don’t support the idea of allowing ordinary citizens to posses military assault weapons. And, as our Bobfr has been relentlessly trying to teach us, the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms is premised on the idea that it’s necessary to have “A well REGULATED militia” to ensure “the security of a free state….” No where in the Second Amendment does it say that the people have unlimited right to own all types of arms. If that were the case, then we would have no problem with billionaires owning tanks, stinger missiles, or even nuclear weapons.

    • 189 Gazelle
      March 19, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      HF, I was trying to find more on this across the web. No clarity yet.

    • 190 japa21
      March 19, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      It is to be offered as amendment. I would prefer stand alone bill. I can understand why it was pulled from the buill, as it would have doomed the overall bill which does have some good stuff. However, I want there to be a vote and preferably as a stand alone. I want the GOP and certain Dems to be forced to take a side. As mentioned in my tyweet to Feinstein, even in red states, people are for it.

    • 191 hopefruit2
      March 19, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      Ok – thanks gobrooklyn and Japa for the clarification. I do prefer a standalone bill and I hope Feinstein and Reid see the necessity of doing it that way even if they know that the GOP (and certain DEMS) will vote it down.

  45. 192 Gazelle
    March 19, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Malala Yousafzai attends first day at Edgbaston High School in Birmingham


  46. 193 anniebella
    March 19, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I just saw on that piece of crap channel MSNBC, that the Easter Egg Roll will go ahead on Republicans Day, April Fool’s Day. April 1st. And let me say that is good to hear.

  47. 194 Ladyhawke
    March 19, 2013 at 4:55 pm


    The man with the worst memory in American politics

    By Steve Benen


    It’s not just today, either. Ryan keeps reinforcing suspicions that his memory is alarmingly bad.

    Ryan doesn’t remember that he used to refer to his own plan to end Medicare as “vouchers.”

    Ryan doesn’t remember taking credit for the sequestration policy he later condemned.

    Ryan doesn’t remember learning about Democratic alternatives to the sequester.

    Ryan doesn’t remember what happened with the 2011 “super committee.”

    Ryan doesn’t remember Bill Clinton’s tax increases.

    Ryan doesn’t remember the times he condemned social-insurance programs as “taker” programs.

    Ryan doesn’t remember all of the times he appealed to the Obama administration for stimulus funds for his congressional district.



  48. March 19, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Time to start calling Senators again. We can’t just blast Harry Reid.

  49. 196 57andfemale
    March 19, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Any word from LL about Mrs. LL?

  50. 198 vitaminlover
    March 19, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    President Obama looks like a nice piece of peppermint/spearmint dipped in chocolate. Sooooo cool and refreshing.

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