Chat away…….





A Gift from LovelyPlains….

After viewing the movie trailer here is an explainerย http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080817213000AA4Gtkg

169 Responses to “Chat away…….”

  1. 13 hopefruit2
    April 1, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    WOW it is an amazing video of PBO! Glad I watched it – I would have never discovered this gem ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 14 vitaminlover
    April 1, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    The 135th Easter Egg Roll was a major success!

  3. April 1, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Congrats Mary!! Thank you LP!!!

  4. April 1, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I’m still laughing as I think of all the thoughts that would have been going through my head if I had been Jay Carney today observing Ed Henry swan dive onto the fainting couch ….



  5. 24 hopefruit2
    April 1, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    • 25 Nena20409
      April 1, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      Who is going to be watching? Hmm? Jake Tapper will get a Rating sinking kindred spirit. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Cable Karma will deliver the News in due time.

    • 26 utaustinliberal
      April 1, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      Gonna have to disagree with this tweet. The first show has been good so far. Of course he’s going to have some annoying crap as with all cable pundits down the line (seems to be par for the course) but the first show has covered some important issues and the one area I give him credit is that his guests are diverse. Not just white males with the same beltway media driven POV as seen on Sunday shows.

      • April 1, 2013 at 8:57 pm

        To be honest UT, I didn’t even watch – I genuinely can’t stand the guy (particularly his Greenwald fetish). But your report sounds good, maybe he’s reacting to the push-back on his PL tendencies? We’ll see.

        • 28 hopefruit2
          April 1, 2013 at 9:11 pm

          This is the inaugural week. Suck folks in and then slowly but surely begin the process of undermining the President and instilling doubt in his supporters and/or Democrats. I’ve seen this movie before, and I know how it ends. But I have no objection to folks watching if they fill the show meets their needs.

          • April 1, 2013 at 9:18 pm

            Yeah, I’m wary of him too Hopefruit, but I’ll be curious to see if that pushback I mentioned has any impact on him. If he turns the show in to Firebagger TV, well….. but I am encouraged by UT’s summary of tonight’s effort.

          • 31 theo67
            April 1, 2013 at 10:51 pm

            Yup – that’s their M.O. absolutely. Suck people in, build up some credibility among the unsuspecting, and then use that credibility to raise “concerns” about President Obama and the Democratic agenda. I don’t have time or patience for that.

            • 32 hopefruit2
              April 1, 2013 at 11:00 pm

              You’re exactly right theo…and those “concerns” are typically raised at the most crucial periods, like a few months before midterms, or when the President and/or Dems are trying to pass some very important legislation.

              • 33 theo67
                April 1, 2013 at 11:08 pm

                Yup – I could care less if Chris Hayes had come out tonight professing his undying love for President Obama. I don’t trust him as far as I can throw him – he’s shown us who he is. The fact that he brings on right wing loons and other emoprogs to “debate” President Obama’s actions… I’m done with him. As Maya Angelou has said, “when they show you who they are – believe them”. I don’t need to be kicked twice to know it hurts.

      • 35 hopefruit2
        April 1, 2013 at 9:02 pm

        They’re not foolish enough to have the inaugural show filled with Obama-bashing or pushing Libertarian/GOP talking points. That will come once they think he’s got a lock on the ratings for that time slot. Mark my word.

  6. April 1, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    I fell for it ๐Ÿ˜ณ I almost fell off my seat trying to click play.

    LP = baaaaaaaaaad.


    • April 1, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      LOL!!! I was trying to figure out how I could pull something off……all the videos say Rick Roll in the title….had to get sneaky!!!

      • April 1, 2013 at 8:35 pm

        I used to laugh at people who got Rick-rolled …… ๐Ÿ˜ณ

        Happy April Fools, LP!!!

        • April 1, 2013 at 8:37 pm

          Figured we all could use a good laugh!! Other thread was getting long and I figured strike while the iron is hot…..

          • April 1, 2013 at 8:37 pm

            Perfect timing, as ever ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • 41 vcprezofan2
            April 1, 2013 at 9:02 pm

            /in the hoiti-est of British voice/ **I** was not amused! ๐Ÿ˜ณ
            I watched that intently, LP, even replayed a part thinking that black actor never looked like PBO when I saw it last time, so what did they do, splice him in? No it still doesn’t look like him even though they moved that part by quickly. And why do those two keep looking at themselves and R2D2? What’s the point of this trailer? I’m not going to see THAT when you can’t even see the Prez! All of this viewing and muttering ongoing ALL before I saw Maryl’s comment! Humphffff! Didn’t ANY of you let LovelyP know that in my world April Fool’s tricks end at noon? I’ll borrow some of Malia’s gracious kindness THIS TIME and say ‘It’s okay, LovelyPlains, you didn’t know any better’ but ……

            • April 1, 2013 at 9:48 pm

              I tried to warn you, vc…

              • 43 vcprezofan2
                April 1, 2013 at 9:52 pm

                Thanks friend but the warning came too late. I have the bad habit most of the time of trying to see what’s offered (IN GOOD FAITH) before checking into the comments. I might have to rethink this approach. ๐Ÿ˜‰

                • April 1, 2013 at 10:02 pm

                  It’s that ‘good faith’ thing that’ll get you on April 1st, vc. On that day, TRUST NO ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                  • 45 vcprezofan2
                    April 1, 2013 at 10:05 pm

                    ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† Okay, will try to remember! ๐Ÿ˜€

                    [Just as a matter of reference, doesn’t pranking generally stop at noon for you guys?]

                    • April 1, 2013 at 10:13 pm

                      VC, I believe its noonish in Hawaii….?

                    • 47 vcprezofan2
                      April 1, 2013 at 10:18 pm

                      Good one, LP! ๐Ÿ˜€ I see Chips’ suspicious logic has rubbed off onto you. (That used to be her trade-mark way of dealing with my queries when she kept me waiting at the gate in days gone by.)

                    • April 1, 2013 at 10:13 pm

                      To be honest, I have not heard the noon thing before. After all, there are all those people whom you will not even see before noon. I have to say that I am THE most gullible person alive. In college, a guy I had just met showed up at my home over break. I was so surprised and asked how he had found my house. (I lived on a main street) He said he had started about 3 miles away and just knocked on every 7th door and the last one was mine. I was totally impressed and didn’t find out he had asked my friend until much later, embarrassingly much later.

                    • 49 vcprezofan2
                      April 1, 2013 at 10:24 pm

                      Maryl, I like that story. Did you find out after you married him? ๐Ÿ˜›
                      ‘After all, there are all those people whom you will not even see before noon’ – that’s the idea. You only have to be on guard until noon around those you will see. It worked beautifully for me, because then I was overly suspicious of everything and everyone until noon and then I could relax. Thus it was hard to ‘catch’ me.

      • 50 nathkatun7
        April 1, 2013 at 9:12 pm

        That was brilliant, LovelyPlains! I was totally fooled because I kept expecting to see his face mainly because I had forgotten what today was.

  7. 54 Nena20409
    April 1, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    I watched it twice looking for the POTUS.

    Yes, LovelyPlains you got me. I didn’t realize it was an April Fool’s Day Joke until I saw the comments…….Lordy, Lordy. You’ve got me. I have been good today. I got fooled on TOD ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Thank You. I laughed so hard and I am still laughing.

    • 55 COS
      April 1, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      I fell for it also. Forgot that it could be an April Fool’s joke. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 56 vcprezofan2
      April 1, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      Oops again. I gave my response then wander a little further down to see you said virtually the same thing, Nena. Oh well, you were classier – you didn’t get ‘mad’.

      • 57 Nena20409
        April 1, 2013 at 9:17 pm

        VC my sweet gentle friend, Class has nothing to do with it. I am being confessional, honest and taking my own Oopsy for…… :shoch: On Saturday CaroleMae’s Cartoonish picture implying my idiocy when I fatuously called Bo Obama’s Pink Ear Gears for Easter as a “Bow”.

        Once bitten Twice shy ๐Ÿ˜‰ I was taught.

        I learned my lesson like GW Bush said: Fool me once , er, er, shame on you. Fool me, er, er, If you fool me, you just can’t get fooled again………..that sweet lady is where my class is ๐Ÿ˜†

  8. 58 Dudette
    April 1, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Ha ha! I’ve been waiting for one of those all day! Wondered if we’d get all the way to midnight without one. Well done! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  9. 59 yardarm756
    April 1, 2013 at 8:40 pm

  10. April 1, 2013 at 8:46 pm


    Lovely Plains, you’re forgiven for “punking” us because you did post that amazing hour + interview with Jon Favreau on Saturday.

    All is forgiven.


    Agree with all the comments on that thread, including Sara’s that this video ranks up there with Michael Lewis’ similarly long video (which UTAustin posted awhile ago).

    Both Michael and Jon seemed so honest about what is apparent to anyone with two eyes and who can view President Obama outside the MSM filter. PBO’s integrity and authenticity.

    Loved Favreau’s response to Gergen’s last question about PBO being remote and detached. Favreau laughed and said anyone who says that about PBO obviously DOES NOT KNOW the President. That PBO is warm and caring, which again, is obvious to any sighted person.

    • 62 jacquelineoboomer
      April 1, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      Thanks so much for posting that, again – I never did listen to the full interview and I will try to do that tonight!

      • 63 vcprezofan2
        April 1, 2013 at 9:08 pm

        Oh you have to JO’B, it’s a real treat! I’ve watched it twice already and want to figure out how to share it in segments. You can skip the first 3 minutes and nothing of interest will be lost. John starts at about 3:40

        • 64 jacquelineoboomer
          April 1, 2013 at 9:14 pm


        • April 1, 2013 at 9:17 pm

          Yes, VCPrez, the moderator was so annoying when he couldn’t bring himself to mention President Obama’s name.

          I’m actually sad to see this hosted at Harvard. Most questioners seemed very “ivory tower elite.”

          Hope that Favreau appears at a public university (wasn’t Michael Lewis at UCBerkeley?) next time, and with David Plouffe.

          • 66 vcprezofan2
            April 1, 2013 at 9:26 pm

            Arapaho, the only thing I ‘liked’ about the moderator (David Gergen of CNN fame) was the way Jon Favreau ‘played’ him just by telling the truth as he lived it for 8 years! Those of us who knew Gergen was a member of the ‘liberal media’ could hear his criticism, but Jon knocked it back every time and seemed to do it unconsciously. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ Although, I must say there were a couple of times when Gergen had no choice but to acknowledge the President’s expertise.

    • 67 yardarm756
      April 1, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      Gergen is a blubbering ijut!

  11. 68 sherijr
    April 1, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    well done LP!! That is the first time I was fooled today ๐Ÿ™‚ I LOVE April Fool’s day!

  12. April 1, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    AHHH……Basking in glory…..My devious mind came through in spades!!! Gonna eat now, waiting to see how many more poor unsuspecting souls fall for my nefarious ways.

    • 72 sherijr
      April 1, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      you done good, I just forwarded this to my son- in hopes of getting him too ๐Ÿ˜‰ so extra thanks for that LP !

    • 73 sherijr
      April 1, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      ha, you just inspired me to ‘fool’ my mom ~ got her! told her I needed her help to pay $9000 in taxes .. totally freaked her out for a minute ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. 74 Obama Grandmama
    April 1, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Total weird comment from my off the charts farthest to the right of anyone brother just now. Wonders never cease! He actually said Obama is doing an amazing job considering what he is up against. My brother is a Ron Paul supporter that believes in a purist interpretation of the Constitution so you can see why I am floored right now.

    • 75 globalcitizenlinda
      April 1, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      WOW!!! kudos to your brother for admitting that PBO is doing the best he can – given the hate and obstruction. It takes a lot of character to recognize some positive traits in someone you routinely disagree with. Congrats to your brother

    • 76 amk for obama
      April 1, 2013 at 9:20 pm

      Wonderful. Reality bites is happening for many rw’ers now that gopquester is on.

    • 77 theo67
      April 1, 2013 at 10:55 pm

      This is amazing, OG. Lovely!

  14. 78 globalcitizenlinda
    April 1, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    okay, I have to be honest here – Lovelyplains got me too (looked & waited for PBO to no avail).

    I had to clear my eyes again after the black “skinny dude” played on my screen – saying to myself that though I am tired, there is NO way I could fail to identify PBO!

  15. April 1, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    • April 1, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Awwwww, that is so sweet. What a cute little boy!!

    • 81 globalcitizenlinda
      April 1, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      thanks a lot Ms Chips for locating this video! I was hoping you would do your best to get this special moment – the ultimate gem in consolation

    • 83 jackiegrumbacher
      April 1, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      Can you just imagine what this video will mean to that little guy when he grows up. Think of being able to say that one of the greatest presidents ever comforted me when I was only five years old. And I loved the way he just nestled his head on PBO’s shoulder like it was safe and comfortable and the best place to be. Hope he has a bright future ahead of him.

      • April 1, 2013 at 9:56 pm

        I would totally nestle my head into PBO’s shoulder, given half a chance, because it IS safe, comfortable, and the best place to be. Michelle might have a word to say, though. On the third hand, I’m no competition for her, more in the granny generation, so maybe she’d be generous

      • 85 anniebella
        April 2, 2013 at 9:50 am

        Where were the kids parents?

    • 86 anniebella
      April 1, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      Can you imagine Mitt Romney or Paul Ryan showing that kid compassion like that?

    • 90 prettyfoot58
      April 1, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      soooo niceeeeee….Our President is so compassionate

  16. April 1, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    DCCC listed 17 “targeted” GOP reps as vulnerable during 2014 campaign:

    AR-02 Tim Griffin
    AR-04 Tom Cotton
    CA-21 David Valadao
    CA-31 Gary Miller
    CO-06 Mike Coffman
    IN-08 Larry Bucshon
    MN-02 John Kline
    MN-03 Erik Paulsen
    NE-02 Lee Terry
    NJ-03 Jon Runyan
    NY-11 Michael Grimm
    NY-23 Tom Reed
    OH-14 David Joyce
    OH-16 Jim Renacci
    PA-08 Mike Fitzpatrick
    VA-02 Scott Rigell
    WA-03 Jaime Herrera Beutler

    This list includes more GOP Reps than those who represent districts that President Obama won in 2012. Not included in the DCCC’s “targeted vulnerable Republican Reps” list are:
    CA Jeff Denham
    FL Bill Young, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
    IA Tom Latham
    NV Joe Heck
    NJ Frank LoBiondo
    NY Christopher Gibson
    WA Dave Reichert


  17. 114 Gazelle
    April 1, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    LOL! LP! What a cackle & all yr fab posts. Thank you all: Chips, what an eggcelent post, luv, luv, luv; UT yours was just awesomeness; LL did I somehow miss yours in MU v. Chelsea ether? ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to enjoy! Hugs to the max & beyond!

  18. 117 amk for obama
    April 1, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    /ducks and runs

  19. 121 MightyPamela
    April 1, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    {{{{{{{VC}}}}}}} They are just being silly, and having fun! So AM I! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 122 vcprezofan2
      April 1, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      Hi Pamela! Nice to hear you are having some fun in the midst of hobbling around. By the time you knee is all healed, the rest of you will be well-rested – I hope (Hint! Hint! No excessive trips for bird feeding of kitty walking).

  20. 123 sjterrid
    April 1, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Thanks LP. I admit I was fooled. I watched the whole video thinking that the President was going to be edited in, and read the caption again as if that would clear it up. Than I saw Mary’s comment! ๐Ÿ˜†

  21. 124 amk for obama
    April 1, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Kansas governor signs bill eliminating statute of limitations on rape cases


    some good from a repub at last.

  22. 126 desertflower
    April 1, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Evening all:) I want you to know, that I DID NOT GET FOOLED:) Just sayin’……good job, LP!!

    That said, remember THIS???


  23. 127 Nena20409
    April 1, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    In my total acceptance of having been Fo.fo fo foolin…..Fooled today;

    • 129 amk for obama
      April 1, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      Surprisingly, the strike was not the fault of a programming error. The DSS monitors more than 10,000 specific threat characteristics to determine if an immediate response is necessary. If the system deems that the threat is imminent and that immediate action is vital to protect the nation, it will preemptively launch a strike. โ€œDSS worked the way it was supposed toโ€, states Chief Engineer Chip Boolean. โ€œFox hit over 90% of the key threat characteristics created by the Department of Defense.โ€

      Reports also state that DSS has scheduled drone strikes at the estates of conservative pundits Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter over the course of the next few days. There has been no indication from the White House as to whether those attacks have been cancelled.


    • 149 amk for obama
      April 1, 2013 at 10:12 pm

      Too good to be left alone. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. 151 amk for obama
    April 1, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Apple apologises to China customers



  25. April 1, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Rick-rolling NEVER gets old.

  26. April 1, 2013 at 10:27 pm

  27. 154 hopefruit2
    April 1, 2013 at 10:28 pm

  28. 159 Jovie
    April 1, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    My Grandmother used to tell me when I was growing up, that Jackie Robinson was the best Athlete to ever play Baseball. ( she saw him play the Red sox at Fenway)
    That movie 42 looks good. ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. 161 Dudette
    April 1, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Exxon Pipeline Breaks in Arkansas

    About this video (from the upload description:

    “84,000 gallons of oil leaked nto the Central Arkansas town of Mayflower in Friday, spilling into neighborhoods. Treehugger reports, Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor was one of one the seventeen Democrats that joined all the Republican Senators in voting for symbolic approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Pryor has claimed the pipeline will help create jobs in Arkansas, where some of the pipe is manufactured, however as Bloomberg reported recently, the project will only create 20 full time jobs, not the thousands that Pryor, TransCanada and other supporters like to talk about… 40 homes had to be evacuated due to health hazards from crude oil fumes and to avoid stray sparks from igniting the standing oil. Emergency management is on the scene evaluating the situation, but this should be a heads up for our politicians. Of course, it wonโ€™t be. Meanwhile, Republicans are all about fewer regulations. Drill baby drill.”


    • 162 Dudette
      April 1, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    • 163 Jovie
      April 1, 2013 at 10:39 pm

      Unfortunately, I would be surprised if the President disapproves it. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
      He better hurry up, so people can digest it before the elections.

      • 164 desertflower
        April 1, 2013 at 10:46 pm

        I hope that HE DOESN”T approve this mess! Twice in one week, we get stuff like this. The “tons of jobs” is a flat out farce. The US gets NO BENEFIT from this toxic sludge, running through aquafirs, we can already see the effects of leaks….on the neighborhoods, the land, the water, the wildlife…on and on and on….and the oil gets sold on the open market. We harbor ALL THE RISK, and NO BENEFITS. It’s a sucky deal. A big sucky deal! I hope that these accidents this week…makes him absolutely certain that he’ll say NO!

        • 165 Jovie
          April 1, 2013 at 11:21 pm

          Just don’t be surprised if he does. We also have another problem. Dependent on middle east oil.
          That’s why all of the above approach, including that dirty oil.
          Unfortunately, the senate voted 62-37 non binding resolution last week. So, the Vast majority of states approve.
          Then again, he will make sure it’s safe. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 166 desertflower
      April 1, 2013 at 10:42 pm

      I saw on video where the guy said that this crud was pour into the storm drains….not good. Not good at all.

  30. 167 anniebella
    April 1, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    The kid’s kitchen video of Al Roker and chef Anne Burrell where FLOTUS stop by is so funny. FLOTUS and Al is trying to sing.

    • 168 anniebella
      April 1, 2013 at 10:48 pm

      It look like a good time was had by everyone today at the Easter Egg Roll. Oh by the way I am still looking for the April Vogue issue.

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