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The Week in Review

A special message from the POTUS:

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Highlights of the Easter Egg Roll:

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President Obama unveils a new brain initiative

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President Obama has a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore

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POTUS & FLOTUS hold a screening and workshop of the film #42

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Following a welcome from First Lady Michelle Obama, 80 high school and college students from across the country participate in an interactive student workshop with the cast and crew of the film “42.”

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President Obama visits the Denver Police Acadamy to discuss Gun legislation

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President Obama heads to S.F. for Democratic Party Fundraisers

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Potus heading to Atherton,Ca for 2 more fundraisers

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Potus Departing S.F. heading back to D.C.

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First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes school children for planting of 5th annual White House kitchen garden, April

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Remembering MLK Jr. The struggle continues

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In 1968 sanitation workers made history in Memphis, Tennessee. Over a thousand workers went on strike to protest unfair wages, discrimination, and unsafe working conditions that took the lives of two of their own. Marching through the streets, they wore signs declaring “I Am a Man.” In April, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arrived to Memphis to support the workers and was assassinated after delivering his famous Mountaintop speech. Conditions for sanitation workers in Memphis today are surprisingly similar to conditions in the 1960’s. The city is threatening to privatize their jobs, workers are not earning a living wage, and working conditions are hazardous and unsafe. In the midst of contract negotiations, the sanitation workers of Local 1733 continue the struggle for fairness and respect begun forty five years ago.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. sunglasses

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Here, in the Oval Office 45 years ago, LBJ and his staff react to the assassination of Dr. King.

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RFK chartered the plane bringing MLK’s remains back to Atlanta–here he & Ethel console Mrs. King in her bedroom

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Unusual juxtaposition at MLK funeral includes Eugene McCarthy, Lenore & George Romney, Richard Nixon, Ted Kennedy

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President Obama and VP Biden attend an Easter Prayer Breakfast

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Hope everyone has a wonderful day, Lovelyplains.


125 Responses to “The Week in Review”


  1. April 7, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Wonderful essay! Now, onward!

    • April 7, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Norbrook, thank you for your comment re: NOA investigating the possible links to Fukushima on SoCal’s ailing sea lion pups.

      I’m hoping NOA is just being thorough, that the probability of a link is remote.

  2. April 7, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Very well done, LP!!! Congrats on 1st Cookemon.

    Hope everyone has read Spandan’s latest at TPV (featured in UT’s previous thread) …

    #TrustBarack

  3. 15 Linda
    April 7, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    uh oh….Our President said Rachel Robinson is gorgeous….. Will he have to apologize?

    • April 7, 2013 at 2:57 pm

      There have been a number of videos showing the President saying that someone is good looking (or something along those lines) — both men and women. So what is the reason that it is a problem this time?

      Given the “issues” that the MSM created this week, you would think there was nothing serious going on to discuss.

      • 17 Nena20409
        April 7, 2013 at 3:12 pm

        Simple.

        President Obama called AG Kamala Harris the Best Good Looking AG. That is the problem in their eyes……….My take of it…….Their envy is a Black Woman being called the Best Good Looking AG. Their logic on this makes Zero sense. Those having heartaches.

        I also think Pres Obama is the Best Good Looking POTUS. JFK is 2nd. Let them all die (euphemistically) of envy.

      • 18 kathryn kivett
        April 7, 2013 at 3:31 pm

        Although, by no means any expert, IMHO it is those feminist Hillary supporters who have always and will always try to discredit PBO, mainly b/c he is a man who stole their dream of having a woman president. I don’t much think it has anything to do with race so much as it has to do with gender……….and now, her men supporters who have always been Clintonites think that discrediting PBO inflicts discredit on Joe. They better watch out b/c they are PO Obama supporters…yes you, James Carville and Robert Reich, I’m talking about you.

        • 19 Nena20409
          April 7, 2013 at 3:37 pm

          Well, they should know that getting the supporters mad would not end well. Robert Reich was not a Clinton supporter in 2008. The guy left the Clintons early in the 1990s. The guy is a purist. James Carville is a Clintonite.

        • April 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm

          Assuming that Hillary is as serious about running as her supporters hope that she is, she should hope that these supporters don’t do anything to harm her candidacy. Sort of like in a service industry, the people that make the initial contact with your customers can make or break your business.

          2016 may not seem that far away, but it’s enough time for people to get tired of the silly season that already seems to be underway. If her supporters are trying to discredit the President to further their cause, I believe it will backfire when all is said and done.

        • April 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm

          Reminder of 2008 Hillary drama:

          Detested Mark Penn after his “cocaine” remarks on some cable show (Hardball, maybe?). As I recall Joe Trippi (Edwards’ advisor) was having none of that nonsense.

          • 22 anniebella
            April 7, 2013 at 8:10 pm

            I said I have had enough of tPOTUS so call controversy compliment, I don’t want to read or hear anything else able it. And another thing I am just about as fed up with is Hillary or isn’t Hillary running.

        • 23 dotster3
          April 7, 2013 at 5:38 pm

          I agree—don’t think it’s anything to do with race—other forces at work, looks to me like the Hillary brigade also who saw an opportunity and jumped—-still trying to cause PBO pain in retaliation—no matter how trivial. Trying to stir up women voters.

          • 24 Nena20409
            April 7, 2013 at 6:55 pm

            I disagree. This POTUS has said many times and called many male cabinet members good looking. Why were those ignored? When he said YOU are likable too Hillary in 2008, he was trashed. He was paying back a compliment sen Clinton had given him. He was accused of dissing her when No such thing was implied. He then said sweetie to a reporter and was savaged. He said a cop had treated Dr. Gates badly and called his act stupidly and was chided. He said if he had a son, it would look like Trayvon Martin and the Right went nuts. It is never enough……no matter what. In 2008, he made a comment about some in PA clinging to their Guns and Religion…..they went bat poop. He lost PA to sen Clinton that he was closing to win. His pastor said things and those were were twisted out of shape and then sen Obama was held accountable for what his pastor said. Willard Mitterrand Romney, a Mormon bishop was Never asked or held accountable for all his religion still holds dear……in their Book of Mormon…..In there, several passages: The darker one is, the more sins they believe, one has committed…….Not one word was asked of Romney.

            Sorry, I disagree. Race in America is also involved. In this case and others.

            • 25 Left-Indie
              April 7, 2013 at 7:42 pm

              Please with the race stuff. This was just an opportunity to elbow the Prez. They’re almost playing by the Karl Rove book of attacking where he is strong, on women and their issues. As for the good pastor and Romney’s religion, I believe if a Mormon pastor went off like the good pastor did Romney would’ve paid for it. Jumping to race is a knee jerk reaction. PUMA’s were/are pissed because their feminist moment in the sun was “stolen.” That’s all. Some fear they’re too old to witness a woman in office. I believe and want Hillary to be next, but pissing off Obama supporters is a big mistake on their part.

              • 26 Nena20409
                April 7, 2013 at 7:52 pm

                I am sorry, I don’t agree with you either. I read some of the Book of Mormon, have you? Romney is a bishop. Have you listened to what Rev Wright had said? The stuff he said…..were said by him……his sermons. Sen Obama didn’t say them. He was held accountable, Why was that?

                Only your last sentence is where I agree with you. Sorry.

    • 27 JER
      April 7, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      President Obama was at a state fair during the summer of 2011. He saw a cow. He remarked that the cow was a good looking cow.

      • 28 globalcitizenlinda
        April 7, 2013 at 4:05 pm

        Of course you have to inform he trivially-outraged-feminist-brigade to demand and apology o behalf of the cow

      • April 7, 2013 at 4:46 pm

        tee hee.

        Media uproar over Kamala Harris goes hand-in-hand with their PUMA obsession.

        I hope that Brian Williams (NBC) and Scott Pelley have the authority to tell their political reporters that ENOUGH-IS-ENOUGH re: Hillary 2016.

        We’re less than 6 months from a historic election, less than 3 months into PBO’s second term and my journalist twitter feed seems to be about 75% about Hillary.

        Good grief.

  4. April 7, 2013 at 2:25 pm

  5. 35 Smoothscotch
    April 7, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Hi all. How are you all doing?

    Bob, new strainers is right, it’s a shame what journalism has turned into for some.

  6. 36 Anna
    April 7, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Congrats cookemom. I was just getting ready to thank UT for the great reads and up pops new thread, lovely pictures from lovelyplains. I will never get anything done today, oh well, what better way to spend rainy day than reading theobamadiary. Every time see FLOTUS, I see the best role model for all women, all ages that I can ever remember.

  7. 38 mtmarilyn
    April 7, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    What a great roundup! Lovelyplains, you are awesome!!!!

  8. April 7, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Yes We Can

  9. 40 MightyPamela
    April 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Stunning! Thank you lp! If it ever stops raining, I’ll go out to check the birdbaths… Feel guilty I haven’t been out yet, but we have had so much rain since Friday, pretty soggy out there. Beautiful though! I guess it must be naptime! BBL!

  10. April 7, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Good Afternoon TODers!

    Excellent review LovelyPlains! Thank you!

    I had to do a double take when I got to the picture of PBO and MLK. 🙂

  11. April 7, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Yes We Can

  12. 46 desertflower
    April 7, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Naturally, I bit off more than I could chew working in the yard! It’s flipping hot outside, the oleanders are kicking my butt and I have so much more to do! Yikes….so a rest break here is just what the Dr ordered:) Nice job, LP! Congrats to you, cookemom!! I feel like I could take a short jump off that long Caribbean pier right about now!! Thanks bunches everyone…

  13. 55 Nena20409
    April 7, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    LP…..truly a week in Review. Great Job ❗
    Thanks 🙂

  14. 56 Nena20409
    April 7, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Eugene McCarthy, the WI awful senator?

    The best Picture by far to me,……the Black and White Picture of a Photoshop MLK and pres Obama. That looks real……too real.

    The photo of POTUS and family with Martin Luther King III and his family…..was that from 2011 or 2012? I had not seen that picture before. Just lovely as well.

    • 57 Linda
      April 7, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      Eugene McCarthy, the WI awful senator?

      That was Joe McCarty…

      Eugene was from Minnesota.

    • 62 globalcitizenlinda
      April 7, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      from the opening of the MLK Memorial in DC

    • April 7, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      RFK and Gene McCarthy were the “outsider” Dem candidates for President in 1968 after LBJ announced he would not seek re-election in Mar 1968. (This was at the peak of our preciovus teenagers fighting and dying in Vietnam.)

      Then RFK was assassinated almost 2 months to the day after MLK, leaving only Gene McCarthy to carry the Dem torch against LBJ’s vice-president, Hubert Humphrey.

      Another 2 months later, the Dem Chicago convention was utter chaos with police battling protesters in the street.

      The only bright spot of the 1968 Dem convention was Yvonne Brathwaite (now Brathwaite-Burke), a young politician from Los Angeles who chaired much of the convention (as I recall) with dignity and grace in a sea of chaos.

      • 64 nathkatun7
        April 7, 2013 at 6:07 pm

        Actually, Eugene McCarthy entered the race specifically to challenge LBJ before LBJ announced that he was not running. His main issue was his opposition to the Vietnam war. McCarthy did so well in the New Hampshire primary, winning over 40% of the votes against a sitting President. Many political analysts believed that it was Senator McCarthy’s unexpectedly strong showing in the New Hampshire primary that led LBJ not to seek re-election.

  15. 65 isonprize
    April 7, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Early report on “42” I had the privilege of seeing a screening of 42 last week. walk, run, crawl, rollerskate, skip TO SEE THIS MOVIE!!

    We all know the outcome, it’s the ‘journey’ that this movie does an excellent job of telling. It’s hard to cram 2 years into less than 2 hours, but they figured it out.

    • April 7, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      I caught the end of The Jackie Robinson Story that aired on the ASPIRE network last night. He definitely had to deal with a lot hatred to play major league ball. But through it all, he remained a class act.

      I was wondering where they found an actor that looked so much like Jackie Robinson before I found out that he played himself in that movie.

    • April 7, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      thx for the early review. One of the things I missed about DFW, early screening happened all the time. Here in Baton Rouge and NOLA, not so much.

      I rarely go to see movies on opening nights (don’t feel like dealing with some crowds of teens especially if it’s an action movie), but I surely plan to see this one on the opening weekend.

    • 70 AnitaW
      April 7, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      I’m going to a screening on Thursday night and I am so excited. Also, will get to see the writer/director at the Writer’s Guild Foundation next Tuesday. I am seriously walking on air about this film and the story.

  16. 71 Nena20409
    April 7, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Revitalizing. Impressive. Awesome.

    I went back and looked at the pictures. Wow.

    Brilliant.

  17. 72 donna dem 4 obama
    April 7, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Happy Sunday everyone

    UT and LP you both have done us a great service today. Thank you each for the absolutely wonderful threads today.

  18. 73 Don
    April 7, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Someone needs to tell Michele Flournoy that if she wants a job in President Obama’s inner circle she might not to list Paul Wolfowitz and Andrea Mitchell as references.

    • April 7, 2013 at 5:02 pm

      Did you watch her on MTP? (Don’t watch the Sunday political shows myself.)

      She’s deluding herself if she thinks either she or Ash Carter (“fellow Harvard alums”) can advance with SecDef Hagel and chessmaster PBO in charge.

      One of the many things I love about PBO is that he hires the best people, not ones who went to the “right” schools. Thnk David Plouffe (Delaware Blue Hens), Robert Gibbs (ummm, not sure of the school, University of Alabama?), etc. The media would do well to follow PBO’s example.

  19. 75 globalcitizenlinda
    April 7, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    that bug that some times shows up on World Press seems to be happening to me today – I enter a comment in one place then it shows up I a completely unrelated place

  20. 76 Jovie
    April 7, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I guess, not a mention that Kerry is working it for middle east peace today, on the Sunday Shows?
    It’s not that important? Right?

  21. 77 globalcitizenlinda
    April 7, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    looking at the trailer clips of the 42 movie and wondering how frightened Mr Jackie Robinson had to have felt in the face of hostility by some.

    Breaking the barrier (aka being first across ingrained obstacles) must be really hard!

    thank you PBO and FLOTUS for breaking barriers!

  22. 78 carolyn
    April 7, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Have so enjoyed these threads today…..also enjoyed A Little Night Music last evening. I stand in awe of the talent and dedication of people on this blog. Thank you all!
    Just my take on the complimentgate…..certain people are desperate to find a scandal in the President’s background or administration. They have not been able to, and will not be able to; so they manufacture silly stuff, and the press jumps every time. They waste time and divert attention from the main subjects. Fortunately, the President stands firm and these usually disappear. Andrea Mitchell is old enough and experienced enough to realize what’s happening, and have the strength and sense to ignore the silly stuff!
    Glad to see in the early morning post, an article about OFA, that finally realizes the president’s plan. Each week concentrate on a subject, keep the ball rolling. The MSM newstainers can’t keep track of the balls in the air, so they talk about his pivoting…..no. Smartypants and others have been telling us, and we have figured out for five years how he operates……he doesn’t forget or drop subjects……he just varies the public attention on them. Smart.

  23. April 7, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    • 80 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      April 7, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      Thanks for the link. Printing article for my Mom; she’s a Dodgers fan to this day because of Jackie Robinson — she also roots for whoever is playing the Phillies because of their treatment of Jackie and their being the last team to intergrate.

      Taking my Mom and her friend to see the movie on Thursday.

    • April 7, 2013 at 6:22 pm

      Arapaho – that’s a lovely article. Thank you!

    • 83 lamh36
      April 7, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      lovely article.

      The bit where they talked about Mrs Robinson’s visit to the set was beautiful

  24. 84 carolyn
    April 7, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Funny thought just occurred to me. We happened to watch NBC news the night Mrs. Robinson was at the White House. BriWi gave a little bit of info, then stated that “the ever elegant Rachel Robinson” was in attendance. Why wasn’t that comment jumped on? That had nothing to do with her smarts or ability…….double standard anyone?

    • 85 Nena20409
      April 7, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      Well BriWi isn’t This POTUS. With this POTUS, with no scandal…..detractors and haters and supporters all think that ONLY they can tell this president the Dos and the Don’ts of their expectations of him. Only They have that right. NOT. But poor them, they have No clue.

      Then the fact that Mrs. Rachel Robinson is 90 yrs old…….not a threat to them. AG Kamala Harris, well, Brains, Tough, Beauty and she has it all……so the envy is out of this world.

  25. 86 donna dem 4 obama
    April 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I’ve steered clear of the faux rage of the week because that’s exactly what it is…a drummed up controversy. So I wont waste a nanosecond on it. This week in Maryland the Greater Silver Spring OFA office:

    After much petitioning saw the Maryland House of Delegates pass one of the most comprehensive pieces of legislation on gun violence in the US since the horrible tragedy of Newtown.

    Then on Friday they delivered petitions on gun violence to Members of Congress

    – Congressman Van Hollen
    – Congressman Sarbanes
    – Senator Cardin
    – Senator Mikulski

    Held a planning meeting for the Immigration Reform Rally scheduled this Wednesday at Union Station

    https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/gskvq8

    If you are able join please consider joining OFA in your area to ensure that PBO’s vision for America is realized through our efforts.

  26. 92 betseyc
    April 7, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    What great posts today! Thanks so much UT and Lovely Plains. I’ve been in an area of great natural splendor (the southern California desert) but such weak bandwidth it was hard to keep up, so I knew there was a flap about PBO’s compliment, but didn’t realize it was still a flap. I’ll join Desertflower in the last thread — I’ve been a feminist since the late 60’s, will always be one, am proud to be one, and am profoundly grateful for the immense energy and sacrifice of so many women to bring equality closer and closer to reality. That said, I now say this — GET AN F’ING GRIP! Women suffer — and die — from a lot of things in this world. Well meant compliments aren’t one of them.

    Another thing I’ve lost track of — did Hillary say anything about running?

  27. April 7, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Helloooooooooooo everyone, my work is done – only three hours late this time, I’m amazing 😎

    10,872 gazillion thanks to LovelyPlains and UT for today’s posts, and to LL for last night’s fab musicy chat away – you are delicious people.

    Okay, it’s been a tough week, so time for some light-relief-randomness – gimme 30 mins or so and it’ll be done.

  28. 99 Nena20409
    April 7, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Phoenix an Irish Band…..’am told. Saw them this morning on SNL taped show from last Night.
    Not Bad 😉

    • 100 4morefor44
      April 7, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      i liked their song “1901.” i think they’re french. not sure. didn’t know they had a new one out, so thanks!

      • 101 Nena20409
        April 7, 2013 at 7:08 pm

        Well, Wikipedia said you are right. From Paris, a French band. I was misinformed. There are a few numbers on YouTube. Their sound is different and fresh.

  29. 102 dotster3
    April 7, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    This is so sad—–this wonderful, dedicated young diplomat from the Chgo area, working with the State Dept. in Afghanistan, killed by an explosive as she was in a convoy delivering textbooks to schools there. Her parents said she loved what she was doing, felt she was making a difference, working for equality for Afghan women and to improve the educational and economic opportunities there. Tragic.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-diplomat-killed-20130406,0,389656.story

  30. April 7, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    A law that enables profiteering from fear mongering and slaughter of innocent citizens is a perversion of our Constitutional rights. While the intent of the 2nd Amendment was the preservation of the slave patrols (aka militia), I doubt if the signers of the Bill of Rights – when confronted with the reality of a device that fires 150 rounds in a few minutes and rendered children unidentifiable – would accept such outcomes as their intent.

    #FORWARD

  31. 104 jacquelineoboomer
    April 7, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    LP – There’s a lot here to appreciate, but it’s not just the week in review, it’s a lifetime in review! (Well, some of us were alive – and teenagers – during the time of the earliest photos you have here!) Thank you so much for putting all of this together for us. And thank you, Barack Obama, for being our President!

  32. 105 Jovie
    April 7, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    With less energy coming from coal last year and more coming from cheap natural gas, energy-related carbon emissions in the U.S. dropped to their lowest level since 1994, according to the Energy Information Administration.

    Other factors contributed, including mild winters and less demand for transportation fuel (are we driving less?).

    The switch from coal to natural gas has been underway for years now, and the EIA predicted last August that 2012 would see a drop in carbon emissions as a result.

    The agency has also predicted further declines this year.

    http://www.opb.org/news/blog/ecotrope/energy-related-carbon-emissions-plunge-to-18-year-low/

    • 106 Vicki
      April 7, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      Yes, Jovie—apparently we are driving less and transporting less…..signs of a slowing economy, according to a hair on fire website.

  33. 107 Bill R.
    April 7, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Listen up America! These are America’s parents whose children were murdered. They want action!
    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50144226n

  34. April 7, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Reliable …

    OPPOSITION CONSOLIDATE HOLD OVER SOUTHERN PROVINCE BY CAPTURING MAJOR CHECKPOINT AND ISOLATING DAMASCUS AND DERAA:

    TIMELINE – 7th APRIL 2013 13.35 GMT:

    Opposition forces have consolidated their control over Syria’s southern province of Deraa by capturing on Friday the key Umm al-Mayathin military checkpoint which is close to the Jordanian border crossing at Nassib and astride the main highway from Damascus to Amman.

    Opposition fighters, 2 of whom were killed and 2 injured in Friday’s battle, also control the town of Khirbet Ghazaleh which is further north nearer the capital, effectively giving them a stretch of approximately 30 kilometres which is now denied to Government forces and which further isolates Damascus and the regional capital, Deraa city.

    The capture of Battalion 49 last week gave the Opposition fighters enormous new supplies of ammunition and weapons. Saudi Arabia is also reported to be paying for a supply of arms via Jordan, whose distribution is supervised by the US. Unlike Qatar, which seems to be supporting more extreme Islamist groups via Turkey, the Saudis seem content to work with more moderate Sunni Moslems drawn from the tribes in southern and central Syria, many of whom have already served in the Syrian Army.

    As can be seen from this map, Deraa is now surrounded. The map shows Opposition held territory in green and remaining Assad outposts in red. A link to a larger version of the map dated 5th April, courtesy of ‏@Karybdamoid, is HERE:

    http://www.petercliffordonline.com/syria-news-2

  35. 110 dotster3
    April 7, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I hope everyone is watching the Sandy Hook parents on 60 Minutes.

    • 111 anniebella
      April 7, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      I forgot they were going to be up there.

      • 112 anniebella
        April 7, 2013 at 7:43 pm

        I did catch the last few minutes of it. Maybe I shouldn’t have watch it. Because along with being so sad, it made me mad that we have a both of politicians ignoring how we feel just to look out for the NRA. They are to dam weak to do what is right. As I have said before sometimes you have to stand up for right even if you have to stand alone. I hate to think if these politicians were around years ago would any of them had the guts to stand up for civil rights? I’m not sure the NRA cowards would.

        • 113 anniebella
          April 7, 2013 at 7:58 pm

          If I was a politician would I rather say after my career is over, that I hung around for many years but didn’t accomplish anything cause I was more concern about hanging around, or I didn’t stand long but I stood up for what I believe, I accompiish somethings that did help people and make their lives better. I did what was right, not what was safe. And doing anything these politicians can do to prevent another Sandy Hook is right.

    • 115 dotster3
      April 7, 2013 at 7:43 pm

      Wow—-that was beyond heartbreaking—-full of anguish and unimaginable sense of loss relayed by those parents. How anyone could watch that and not be determined to do something!!!—-to devote their time and effort into passing some common sense gun legislation is beyond me. We owe those parents and the kids who were lost there—–and others who have been lost to gun violence across the country —–we have a duty—-I don’t think there’s any more important issue right now.

    • 116 hopefruit2
      April 7, 2013 at 7:43 pm

      Indeed dotster. I’m hoping that once the 60-minutes segment on Newton is available, Chips (or one of the Fab Five) will be able to post it here. I missed it, but from what I’ve garnered, it’s must-see TV.

    • 117 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      April 7, 2013 at 7:47 pm

      As soon as the video is available online, I’m sending the link to my congresscritters.

  36. 118 hopefruit2
    April 7, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    I’m enjoying this thread – not posting much today, but just loving the thread, pics, and comments. Thanks lovelyplains and TODers. 🙂

  37. April 7, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Rachel Maddow re-tweeted this parody tweet yesterday:

  38. 120 hopefruit2
    April 7, 2013 at 7:46 pm

  39. 121 dotster3
    April 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Please watch—–everyone!——60 Minutes interview with the Sandy Hook parents

    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50144358n


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