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Heads Up: President Obama speaks on gun violence

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5:45 EDT: President Obama Speaks on Common-Sense Measures to Reduce Gun Violence,ย Hartford, Connecticut

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200 Responses to “Heads Up: President Obama speaks on gun violence”


  1. 25 donna dem 4 obama
    April 8, 2013 at 5:28 pm

  2. April 8, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Congrats, Mary1, #1.

    Sorry to hear you were under the weather this weekend.

    re: background checks / gun safety:

  3. April 8, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Fun fact: I went to the University of Hartford. Good times.

  4. 33 Vicki
    April 8, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    On the last thread I strongly agreed with ZIzi’s take on the Clinton Machine’s efforts.
    Here’s a new question. Why have the Clinton’s decided to fight PBO again? Why not try to charm their way back into prominence again?

    Plouffe said “there is no list apart from our candidate,” when he was asked to hand over OFA’ s members. Maybe that was the call to arms.
    So, instead of attempting persuasion and courtesy Bill Clinton went right to war. Ashley Judd first caualty.
    Now let’s see what happens in LA’s mayoral race. There is a Clinton preferrred candidate, kathy somebody and PBO has declined to endorse much to Eric Garcetti’s dismay. I expect this scenario to be repeated all over the map. Every battle is PBO vs The Clinton Machine.

    Anybody else see things this way?

    • 34 4morefor44
      April 8, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      yes, i do. been the same battle since 1992…actual, real liberal policy enacted (people like president obama) versus corporate butt-kissing for their money (clintons)

    • 35 57andfemale
      April 8, 2013 at 6:06 pm

      Why? Because the Clintons proved themselves to be very petty people during the primaries. I maintain that it was their treatment of PBO – a level of acrimony that really had never been exhibited between two national Democrats – that gave ‘permission’ for the Republicans to act as they have the last 4+ years. I remember a high level Republican saying that they didn’t know how to run against PBO, because there were lines of decency that still existed. The Clinton behavior opened a fissure in political discourse, and that it was the Clintons doing it held particular power. And he still be the pants off them.

      Oh – and John McCain unleashing Sarah Palin may have been the single most destructive political act in modern history. It gave power to Teh Stupid to infect higher level politics; and that it was done by John McCain should have sent him to retire in abject shame.

      I will be forever grateful for Bill’s help in 2012 – no one can take that away from him. He was effing brilliant. I think Hillary was fine as SoS, but not especially memorable if you just look at the record. I have always questioned if she had real greatness in her. I guess we’ll find out.

      I am bristling now but I know I’ll get over it if she’s the nominee. I cannot preach about the long term game, and then not practice what I preach. I want Democratic control to continue, and if she’s our nominee I will support her, give her money, and help her get elected. But I won’t love her the way I love PBO.

      • 36 zekke Lydonna
        April 8, 2013 at 6:59 pm

        These are my exact sentiments. The Clinton’s opened the door and i hated them for it. They worked their off my s*** list but — i will never truly forgive or forget.

  5. April 8, 2013 at 5:30 pm

  6. April 8, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Seriously I really wish the Newtown parents would publish the bullet-riddled pictures of their children so we cut through the diabolical NRA propaganda and buying of congresscritters. Emmett Till’s mother allowed open casket viewing of the horrible body of her son after he was lynched by MS mob for ostensibly whistling at a white woman. The media showed that around the world and opinion about racial violence changed, and gave impetus tot eh civil rights movement.

    I know times have changed, but I am infuriated by the blase attitudes of the corporate media. Zero empathy for the families and only discussing the death of these kids & teachers as if it were a game. sickening

    • April 8, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      I absolutely agree. They need something that bangs them over the head, so they can not distance themselves. They need the hard reality that these families will deal with for the rest of their lives.

      • 42 zekke Lydonna
        April 8, 2013 at 7:08 pm

        i have been thinikng the same thing. The problem is the photos would be around forever. i would not wish that on the families.

    • April 8, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      I know the sentiment you’re trying to convey, but the truth is, decent people don’t actually need to see those pictures. The fact that the situation even happened should be enough for decent people to be sickened – and we’re seeing that to be the case. 91% of the public supports various gun control measures to bring a more safe society to children and adults alike. Those who are still clinging to their guns and paranoia won’t be moved by pictures of bullet-riddled babies and they’re not moved by the images of crying parents holding the gap-toothed pictures of their now dead six year olds.

      The NRA, the Senators who do their bidding, and the sick gun-owners who hold their right to own death-delivering weapons as superior to the right of people to live without fear of being gunned down are disgusting and sick. They are not decent, and even if they had been standing in those blood-stained classrooms, their response would have been: “if only someone had had a gun in this classroom”. They’re not decent. They’re not normal.

      • 44 99ts
        April 8, 2013 at 6:50 pm

        And their indecent behavior is applauded by too many in the media and the legislature. EVERY member of congress should have 2 pictures of Gabby Giffords on their desk – before and after the shooting – with the message – “this could have been me”

  7. 45 Jovie
    April 8, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Senate confirms White to lead SEC –
    The Senate, by unanimous consent, approved former federal prosecutor Mary Jo White to head the Wall Street watchdog.โ€ฆ

    • 46 Nena20409
      April 8, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      But, but, but…..Benghazi, Benghazi, Cuba, Cuba, Benghazi, Benghazi…….idiots, that is what TBGOPers in DC have become.

  8. 47 sherijr
    April 8, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Was afraid I’d missed this.. but oohrah, just in time for a change ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for the headsup!

  9. 48 Dudette
    April 8, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Yay! Thanks for this post! Hi Everybody!

    • 49 MightyPamela
      April 8, 2013 at 6:00 pm

      Hi Dudette!

      • 50 Dudette
        April 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm

        Hi There MightPamela! How are you today?

        • 51 Dudette
          April 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm

          Mighty! ๐Ÿ™‚

        • 52 MightyPamela
          April 8, 2013 at 6:48 pm

          A bit less than Mighty, Dudette…. aching and trying not to complain – not that the kitty would listen to any complaining!! But, grateful to know I still have weeks ahead to be getting this healing done, and not forced to go back to work too soon…. cannot even imagine that! Thank you for asking. Very glad to have TOD… that is for sure! ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • 53 Dudette
            April 8, 2013 at 7:16 pm

            Hope the aching subsides soon. Glad you’re able to stay home and heal like you should. Take good care of yourself.

  10. 54 Dudette
    April 8, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    While we wait for the President…

    I just want the world to know, as much as I love Nutella, I don’t have enough storage space for 5 tons of it, so don’t look at me — I didn’t steal it! It’s wrong, it’s terribly wrong! But I totally understand! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  11. 55 Dudette
    April 8, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    There’s our guy!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. 56 Dudette
    April 8, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Hello Mr. President!!

  13. 58 Jessica
    April 8, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    So when is the media going to call out President Obama for saying “I love you back.” It’s bound to happen.

  14. 64 vitaminlover
    April 8, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    My President. Boy does that crowd love him! They are so responsive!

  15. April 8, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Yes We Can

  16. 66 FiredUpInCA
    April 8, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Thank you 2013….

    “LAS VEGAS (AP) โ€” A top executive with the owner of the Fox broadcast network threatened Monday to convert the network to a subscription channel on cable or satellite TV if Internet startup Aereo Inc. continues to “steal” Fox’s over-the-air signal and sell it to consumers without paying for rights.”

    http://news.yahoo.com/exec-threatens-pull-fox-signal-aereo-goes-190446322.html

    FOX was a laughingstock in November 2012. Hannity’s numbers are way down and Rachell Maddow has won the night against him several times since the President’s re-election.

    And now they are threatening to make people pay for their crap.

    If business owners had to pay for FOX, maybe that would end the practice of inflicting FOX on captive customers.

    Please 2013 and Aero, Inc, come through and relegate FOX to the dustbin of history.

    • 67 Nena20409
      April 8, 2013 at 5:56 pm

      I was going to post that…..then decided against it….since this was about Newton…..Wow….We had the same thought.
      Thank you for doing so.

    • 68 MightyPamela
      April 8, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      Would anyone WANT to pay for it, even a righty?

  17. 69 Nena20409
    April 8, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    The CT audience showed this president some Love.

    This president Is Simply The Best…..give it up Tina Turner for Pres Barack Obama ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. 72 Dudette
    April 8, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Now is the time for Congress to act to reduce gun violence.

  19. 73 Dudette
    April 8, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Yay Rosa DeLauro! Love her!!

  20. 74 Dudette
    April 8, 2013 at 5:57 pm

  21. 78 Dudette
    April 8, 2013 at 6:00 pm

  22. 79 Dudette
    April 8, 2013 at 6:01 pm

  23. 80 Nena20409
    April 8, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    We Want a Vote, they shouted in a chant.

  24. 81 Dudette
    April 8, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    I love My President!

  25. 84 donna dem 4 obama
    April 8, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Another nut with guns… Like the Newtown family members said yesterday, It’s just a matter of time before it happens again!

    Man found armed at Capitol ordered held for evaluation

    A D.C. Superior Court judge on Monday ordered a Florida man charged with carrying three unregistered guns and ammunition to the U.S. Capitol Building on Sunday to remain in D.C. jail and undergo a 24-hour psychological screening.

    http://wapo.st/16JSXvT

    • 85 99ts
      April 8, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      It happened to one of their own – and they still won’t legislate. Perfectly happy for open carry in the streets of America – but oh no – not in the Capital Building.

  26. April 8, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    #YouDeserveAVote

    Yes We Can

  27. 87 Nena20409
    April 8, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Change will be Easy, PBO said.

    Stand Up for the Change that We need.

  28. 91 vitaminlover
    April 8, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Talk that talk, President Obama. Talk that talk!

  29. 92 Bill
    April 8, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    FOX is not carrying the speech.

    • 93 Nena20409
      April 8, 2013 at 6:11 pm

      They haven’t been carry many of this president’s speeches. Even while in Israel. Why is Fox still at the WHPC?

    • 100 Linda
      April 8, 2013 at 6:18 pm

      They are cowards

    • 101 anniebella
      April 8, 2013 at 6:21 pm

      I am shock that Fox is not carrying the speech. No I am not. I expect nothing more from that piece of trash.

      • 102 Bill
        April 8, 2013 at 6:33 pm

        Anniebella, our esteemed Republican Senator, Richard Burr (R-NC), has not told his staff how he will vote on the filibuster, but he does not want any new laws. The staffer said people in NC do not want universal background checks. I told her Elon University took a poll which has 90% of the state desiring universal background checks. She said he had other polls. I guess he told his staff to lie.

  30. 103 Dudette
    April 8, 2013 at 6:09 pm

  31. 106 Nena20409
    April 8, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    They were exactly where they were supposed to be….In Newtown, Aurora, at the Mall, Giffords by the Grocery Store, in the Theater, in New Creek, etc. What about their rights.

    What’s more important? Our Children or A rating from a Gun law?

  32. 107 Dudette
    April 8, 2013 at 6:11 pm

  33. April 8, 2013 at 6:11 pm

  34. 109 Dudette
    April 8, 2013 at 6:13 pm

  35. April 8, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    That was fierce. And, I don’t think the GOP is going to enjoy any slack from this President, on any issue, going forward. Same applies to emoprogs, #NEWSTAINERS and any other whiners.

    #FORWARD

  36. 111 Dudette
    April 8, 2013 at 6:20 pm

  37. 112 utaustinliberal
    April 8, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    So true. Pres. Obama was powerful and his call to action rejuvenated everyone again. The fight goes on.

  38. 113 Dudette
    April 8, 2013 at 6:21 pm

  39. April 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm

  40. 120 Gazelle
    April 8, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    MSNBC seems to be covering it in full as well.

    JER, if you’re here, do you have an airport departure link? Would luv to see the Newtown parents boarding the cool plane (AF1)! ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. 121 dotster3
    April 8, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Emotional from the introduction through President Obama’s moving and motivating words. I can’t believe that 13 Repubs are now saying they will not even allow a vote on these issues, legislation that is supported by 90% of the public–common sense legislation which will help to protect our kids and so many other innocents from losing their lives to gun violence. These people should be booted out of Congress—–they are not representing the interests of the American people. They are obstructing sensible, desperately needed gun laws. They are turning their backs on all these families who have endured immeasurable anguish, who are hoping for some good to come from their grief, some decency. It’s heartless and soulless and beyond belief.

    • April 8, 2013 at 6:33 pm

      I think it’s now 15. McConnell just jumped in. COWARDS.

      • 123 Bill
        April 8, 2013 at 6:37 pm

        Has anyone seen the list of 15?

      • 124 prettyfoot58
        April 8, 2013 at 6:37 pm

        I think that Chris Matthews was right when he said that the filibuster is to give cover to those GOP Senators who would vote no on background checks

        • April 8, 2013 at 6:40 pm

          Of course, pf. They’ve been using it for 2 reasons, these past 4+ years, to harm PBO and to hide.

          We are the searchlights that will give them no darkness, not even a tiny shadow in which to continue to hide their vile disservice to the majority of Americans.

          Yes We Can

          • 126 prettyfoot58
            April 8, 2013 at 7:01 pm

            Yes We Can

            Rally here in Philadelphia at Sen Toomeys office

            https://www.facebook.com/events/438263029589537/

            Join CeaseFirePA Executive Director Shira Goodman, Former Governor Ed Rendell and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter as we call on Senator Toomey to bring the commonsense package of gun legislation to the Senate floor and stand up for Pennsylvanians by voting for measures like universal background checks.

            As the U.S. Senate prepares to debate the package of commonsense gun legislation, Pennsylvanians are counting on Senator Toomey to ensure the legislation gets a full vote and that he votes in favor of commonsense gun laws like universal background checks. We are gathering outside his office to ensure that he hears us.

            There will be plenty of signs pointing you in the right direction and weโ€™ll be outside waiting for you. We know itโ€™s short notice, but time is running out. If we donโ€™t get this done now, when will we?

            gathering at 10:30am

            1628 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia

    • April 8, 2013 at 6:56 pm

      Here are the initial Filibuster 12:

      Sen. Daniel Coats (R – IN)
      Sen. Richard Burr (R – NC)
      Sen. Marco Rubio (R – FL)
      Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
      Sen. Ted Cruz (R – TX)
      Sen. Mike Lee (R – UT)
      Sen. Jerry Moran (R – KS)
      Sen. Pat Roberts (R – KS)
      Sen. James M. Inhofe (R – OK)
      Sen. Ron Johnson (R – WI)
      Sen. Michael B. Enzi (R – WY)
      Sen. James E. Risch (R – ID)
      Sen. Mike Crapo (R – ID)

      You can email all of them in one fell swoop here:

      http://action.momsdemandaction.org/page/speakout/no-filibuster?js=false

      I read that there are now 15 and I know that McConnell is one of them but I don’t know who the others are.

  42. 129 anniebella
    April 8, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I don’t know what these cold hearted bastards in Congress will do. But they are a disgrace to this country.

  43. April 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    So I take it our Prez kicked ass and took names?

  44. 138 Dudette
    April 8, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Forgot this is coming up soon:

    Conan O’Brien, the Emmy award-winning comedian and late night talk show host, will headline the annual White House Correspondents’ Associationโ€™s annual dinner on April 27, 2013, it was revealed Wednesday by association president Ed Henry.

    http://www.whca.net/dinner.htm

    • 139 Jewelz
      April 8, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      I hope PBO doesn’t attend this year. I know it’s tradition but I hope he stays home with Michelle and his children. The nasty and disrespectful Washington Press Corp do not deserve the presence of this president.

      • 140 99ts
        April 8, 2013 at 7:05 pm

        That was my first thought – I hope he stays home – but it is a forum where he can speak to his agenda in a humorous manner – so there are some benefits.

  45. 141 prettyfoot58
    April 8, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    We need to march on the Capitol building on the day of the vote….we need to descend upon them,….

  46. 143 Jewelz
    April 8, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    So, according to the beltway media, President Obama legacy is in jeopardy if he congress somehow fails to pass a resourceful gun violence legislation. What planet are these people living on? Are we to believe that congress has no responsibilities to doing what is right for the American people? Last I checked the United States have three branches of government, and each have their respective duties and responsibilities under the constitution. Like the President stated in Newton today, this is not about him. This is not about a make or break moment for President Obama. It is about doing what is right for all those who have lost love ones to senseless gun violence.

    • 144 Vicki
      April 8, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      It is not about his legacy either. that’s been assured for a long time; ACA OBL ending Iraq/Afghan Lily Ledbetter, etc etc

    • 145 prettyfoot58
      April 8, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      The President addressed this…he said that the pundits said if background checks were defeated then it was a loss for him….he said…so passionately…THIS IS NOT ABOUT ME…it is about the children …it is about all of us….it was never about him…POWERFUL

      • 146 HZ
        April 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm

        Prettyfoot58, I thought that was so powerful as well, and he said it with so much power. Like, do you really think this is about who I am? I love that about him. Telling them off for speaking and thinking such stupid and downright ugly thoughts about who they think he really is. Sad that they MSM refuses to really see him as he is. HZ

  47. April 8, 2013 at 6:36 pm

  48. 149 Jovie
    April 8, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    CNN poll is bunk! They say his approval rating is ticking up, at 51%, but his handling in key issues is ticking way down.
    That makes no sense.
    Can you explain that one to me?

  49. April 8, 2013 at 6:40 pm

  50. April 8, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    In a small break from an intense conversation, and hoping that this hasn’t already been posted somewhere, here is former speechwriter Jon Favreau’s first column for the Daily Beast.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/04/08/yes-sequestration-is-actually-bad.html

  51. 155 utaustinliberal
    April 8, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Ron Perlman is an actor. I didn’t know he’s a Democrat. Interesting twitter timeline.

  52. 159 dotster3
    April 8, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Beyond revolting—-these Republicans.

    • 161 vitaminlover
      April 8, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      Am watching.

    • 162 Gazelle
      April 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm

      JER, thank you for this! My systems decided not to cooperate & I missed the takeoff from CT., bur [Yay!] the CBS feed had the landing back at Andrews. Watching it now. My happiness is unbound! I just love this stuff! Only got that addiction w/ PBO! Bless you! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Back soon, gotta see the rest of the tarmac action!

  53. 163 vitaminlover
    April 8, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    R.I.P. Annette Funnicello.

  54. April 8, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    I’m not seeing the white twitter boxes in this thread.

    Is it just me (or my connection) or is anyone else seeing the same thing?

    Thanks.

    • April 8, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      Hiya Arapaho, a few others were having that problem earlier today, and it’s happening to me now too – I think we’ll have to rename this place The Glitch Diary ๐Ÿ˜•

  55. 166 utaustinliberal
    April 8, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    • April 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm

      Oh, sweet. POTUS is giving the parents of Sandy Hook a ride to DC on Air Force One.

      • 168 HZ
        April 8, 2013 at 7:38 pm

        Hi meta. Another reason we love and support him, right? That is what I speak of when I talk about his core.

        What another beautiful way to honor the precious children of our beautiful parents of Sandy Hook and all of us who love our brothers and sisters and want to do what is right for all families of parents all over America who have little ones and olders ones who deserve a vote. Air Force One is helping us honor these precious little ones who have left us.

        The parents are flying in on Air Force One with the man who really cares along with their representatives. Now it is time for Congress to listen to them again. And we will support and continue to help them get their message out before these men and women of Congress.

        I was just praying and meditating last evening after watching 60 Minutes, and just thinking how beautiful it would be for all of our TOD Family to be there in DC with lines wrapped all around the entire Capitol. Well, Air Force One has a very beautiful group of parents going to Washington,DC., with their president.

        And if the MSM clowns want to gab about this ride, then we will be ready to push back on their behalf. We The People here are on the ‘right side of history.’ Stand With Them!HZ

        Now, we ask for more wisdom to be poured out all over that place this week. Speak into your spaces, TOD Family members for a ‘miracle of action’ on behalf of all who loss a loved one to gun violence, and especially to those precious little ones at Sandy Hook.

      • 169 carolyn
        April 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm

        And, as usual, he has them proceed them, and he stops to help the last woman aboard. Another reason we love him so much, and the haters hate. Somewhere deep inside, they see what he is,and see what they are, and the only way they can deal with that horrible dissonance is to demean him. Don’t they realize, that they only demean themselves and show what they are to everyone? They have failed so far, and will continue to do so.

  56. April 8, 2013 at 6:55 pm

  57. 171 MightyPamela
    April 8, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    O/T: if any of our TODobots in the LA area like jazz, my nephew Katisse, is playing on Thursday 4/11 at a place called Curve Line Space in Eagle Rock. He will be playing with NIck Mancini, Chris Wabich and Jerry Watts. 8:00pm. It is suggested donation, so open to all. Katisse is pretty well known for his jazz music all over LA, has quite a following! Thought you might like to know!

  58. 178 kathryn kivett
    April 8, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    I just don’t think there are any words to describe how furious I am at Richard Burr….his f..ing picture up there to filibuster the vote on gun control…..I am not a person who easily hates but I vow, if it takes every penny I have and every ounch of energy I can muster up at 70 I will fight to get that SOB out of the Senate….Whoever is from NC reading this……… CALL HIS DAMN OFFICE TOMORROW….enough of this…this is just crazy….

    • 179 Bill
      April 8, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      His office told me late this afternoon they did not know how he was going to vote on the filibuster. I told her the Elon University poll showed 90% of the state supported universal background checks. She said Burr had other polls showing universal background checks were not wanted by a majority of voters, which must be a lie.

    • 180 anniebella
      April 8, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      kathryn kivett, I will call the cold hearted bastard tomorrow.

  59. April 8, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Nena mentioned this film in the Rise & Shine thread. It’s airing tonight on PBS – 10PM Eastern/9PM Central

    The House I Live In
    @DrugWarMovie
    Sundance Award-winner featuring David Simon – Out now on UK DVD & UK/US iTunes! http://bit.ly/DownloadDrugWarMovie โ€ฆ
    #DrugWarMovie

    http://facebook.com/drugwarmovie

    —————-
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    Directed by Eugene Jarecki, Executive Produced by John Legend, Brad Pitt, Danny Glover, and Russell Simmons

    Filmed in more than twenty states, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN tells the stories of individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs. From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America’s criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy. Winner of the 2012 Sundance Grand Jury Prize.

  60. 182 Ladyhawke
    April 8, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    YOU CAN BET THE LAZY MEDIA STENOGRAPHERS WON’T TOUCH THIS ……

    Senate GOP Leader Delays Confirmation Vote So He Can Go To A Basketball Game

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/04/08/1837151/senate-gop-leader-delays-confirmation-vote-so-he-can-go-to-a-basketball-game/

  61. 183 HZ
    April 8, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    POB again gave America another piece of his beautiful heart. His core is centered on that ‘goodness of truth and what is right to do.’

    We are so blessed to be living in this time with this great gift, our president. He is a man with a beautiful loving spirit; a brilliant mind; a calmness of spirit; a hardworking president; a man filled with compassion; a man who cares about others and how this journey is treating them along the way; and a president for All the people, no matter how much hate and evil remarks that are spoken against him daily. Those who bring on the obstruction in the Congress, certainly will see Karma visit them.

    I love my president, and I will do all that I can to help him. He will always be the person that all of his friends and family will tell you that he is: A man with a core that is fixed on doing what is right to help others.

    We support you, Mr. President. Chips has opened this place where we can discuss, share the intellect, spread the love, and most of all always show total respect to you, Mr. President. Thanks for sharing your beautiful spirit with the TOD Family. (((((((((( Blessings Always Go With You, Mr. President.)))))))))HZ

  62. 184 Ladyhawke
    April 8, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    John Dean โ€@JohnWDean 7 Apr

    —————————————

    As best I can figure it, the only function of today’s GOP is to prevent Democrats from making the USA a better place for all.

    ——————————————

    Retweeted by LOLGOP

  63. April 8, 2013 at 7:20 pm

  64. April 8, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Ok TOD family, I have compiled the best I can, a round-up of some our great twitter warriors pushing for congressional action on gun reform, to share and pass along.

  65. 190 JER
    April 8, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Soon – President Obama arrives Joint Base Andrews, Maryland: http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

    • 191 Linda
      April 8, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      Here they come !

    • 192 Gazelle
      April 8, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      JER, I watched it! You made my day! I have a question: when he boarded Marine1, doors closed, Marine did his walk away (sorry, don’t know the terminology, just love the pomp & circumstance), then the Marine guy turned back towards Marine1, & did a full bow until Marine1 turned to take off. I hadn’t seen that before, and was wondering what it symbolized. I found that fascinating!

      The other lovely thing was to see PBO stand at the top of AF1 & let the Newtown parents go down the stairs before he did. Hugged, shook hands, and they went down the stairs & off to the side of the tarmac, out of camera. That was so PBO! Love my President! Do you think they were on the other ‘copter & are going to have dinner at the WH? Two ‘copters & Marine1 went off together in this lovely evening in DC-Metro. ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. 193 dotster3
    April 8, 2013 at 7:38 pm

  67. April 8, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Filed under “our media is crap.”

    Thought it would be easy to identify the troglodytes who threaten to filibuster gun safety legislation, but noooooooo.

    FL Marco Rubio

    ID Mike Crapo

    IN Dan Coats

    KS Jerry Moran
    KS Pat Roberts

    KY Mitch McConnell
    KY Rand Paul

    NC Richard Burr

    OK Jim Inhofe

    TX Ted Cruz

    UT Mike Lee
    can
    WI Ron Johnson

    WY Mike Enzi

    That’s only 13 names, but my journo twitter feed announcing “and McConnell makes 15” included no links.

    We’re just supposed their word for it.

    Why don’t the news sites have a link to a list of Senators threatening filibuster so that voters can easily spot whether their elected official is thwarting #TheyDeserveAVote?

    Media has plenty of time to cover HILLARY 2016! or OBAMA SEXIST! or Fox News Reporter Could Go to Jail For Withholding Sources!
    but have NO time to provide actual information that citizens can use.

    Congresscritters and Senators are not the only ones who deserve to have their pay withheld.

    Journalist should be docked pay for contributing only to non-stories.

    • April 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm

      Ignore the “can” between UT and WI. I swear my keyboard has gremlins. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • 196 anniebella
      April 8, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      Now let’s see what Harry Reid will do, because if he could have done something about the filibuster, he should have done it. I don’t want to put all the blame on Harry because I hear there were some Dems who were dragging their feet. But this prove that McConnell and most of the Republicans can not be trust.

  68. 197 japa21
    April 8, 2013 at 7:43 pm

  69. 199 prettyfoot58
    April 8, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    I understand that Congressperson Alyson Schwartz has finally thrown her hat into the ring tun for Governor against Tom Corbett…

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/04/08/pennsylvania-rep-allyson-schwartz-launches-campaign-for-governor/?wpmk=MK0000202

    I also see another has as well…Tom Wolf…does anyone know about him…

    https://www.facebook.com/WolfForPA

  70. 200 vcprezofan2
    April 8, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    I believe this was shared here yesterday, but I’m sharing again for my friend, Japa, as I’m not sure if he saw it. Japa, I only want you to listen to the President (2006) talking about modernizing programmes to fit the times, so to speak. (Smartypants gives an introduction before embedding the video.)

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.ca/2013/04/president-obama-rejects-slippery-slope.html


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