166 Responses to “My Mother-in-law said, “Oh shoot””

  1. 1 utaustinliberal
    May 22, 2013 at 9:09 pm


  2. 14 vitaminlover
    May 22, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    What a sense of humor

  3. 15 utaustinliberal
    May 22, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    POTUS sure can make a crowd laugh.

  4. 16 africa
    May 22, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    LOL. He’s too funny.

  5. May 22, 2013 at 9:11 pm

  6. May 22, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I cherish these events at the WH with POTUS & FLOTUS! Always a treat.

    • 28 prettyfoot58
      May 22, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      yes they are….I so love Potus being in the white house

    • 29 vitaminlover
      May 22, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      Me too, meta.

    • 30 Dudette
      May 22, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      Same here. As much as I love music, I never got as excited about these events until the Obamas came in.

      • 31 jackiegrumbacher
        May 22, 2013 at 10:19 pm

        Never watched them before or cared about them either, Dudette. I think it was the idea of seeing George Bush that turned me off. No other president, including all the Dems, has ever gotten me so involved. PBO is one of a kind.

    • 34 anniebella
      May 22, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      I love them….the Obamas. And I enjoy the events so much.

    • 35 nathkatun7
      May 22, 2013 at 11:25 pm

      FLOTUS was very clear! She wanted the White House to be the people’s House! My be I was not paying particular attention about Presidents before President Obama, but there is absolutely no doubt that both POTUS and FLOTUS have been absolutely marvelous in opening up the White House to celebrate the cultural accomplishments of Americans from all walks of life.

      • 36 Dudette
        May 23, 2013 at 12:01 am

        Could be more right Nath! They’ve lived up their pledge to keep it The People’s House. They truly are national treasures themselves.

        • 37 Dudette
          May 23, 2013 at 12:02 am

          I’m meant “Couldn’t be more right…” 😳

        • 38 nathkatun7
          May 23, 2013 at 4:04 am

          Yes Indeed, Dudette! I don’t care what the haters say, Obama’s presidency has been the most consequential in my life time. And I am no spring chicken!

          • 39 nathkatun7
            May 23, 2013 at 4:07 am

            By the way, it’s so good to see you back in in tip top form spreading love, positive vibes, and good music.

  7. 40 hopefruit2
    May 22, 2013 at 9:12 pm

  8. May 22, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    This was such a nice break. So proud of Carole King and nice to see and hear the President, charming as always. Carole King unknowingly paid tribute to my youngest kitty, Jasmine.

  9. 44 Nena20409
    May 22, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    I was left behind. I looked up and I was all alone. Now I know how VC feels 😦

  10. 46 hopefruit2
    May 22, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    • 47 amk for obama
      May 22, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      The kenyan’s rushyan commie’s dominoes trickery. IMPEACH.

    • May 22, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      Okay, I am having a hard time. Feel like I have whiplash. I’ve been reading a book about Lincoln focusing on the 1860 election. There are so many bits that are reminiscent of our recent election and I have to keep reminding myself that the Republicans are the ‘good guys’. Then I come here and read this heading and I think…”But the Republicans are the ‘good guys’…and I have to remember that now the Democrats are the “good guys” again. My system can’t take too much more of this.

      • 60 Dudette
        May 22, 2013 at 10:13 pm

        It’s okay, honey. The universe flipped in the 60s. We’re in the topsy-turvy alternate universe now.

        • 61 jackiegrumbacher
          May 22, 2013 at 10:25 pm

          Even though the Dixiecrats were part of the Democratic Party in the 30’s and 40’s there were good Dem presidents like FDR (at Eleanor’s urging) and Truman who tried to make strides for racial equity. LBJ changed the composition of the party membership, but the leadership was never as twisted, corrupt and bigoted as the present day Republican leaders.

        • May 22, 2013 at 10:31 pm

          1860’s or 1960’s? See my problem? Will I get to meet the other Romulan Kirk?

          • 64 Dudette
            May 22, 2013 at 10:40 pm

            I’m thinking 1960s, but I can see where you can get twisted. Take some deep breaths. Drink some lemonade! Here’s a cold towel. I understand. 🙂

            That Other Kirk was kinda hot. Not as hot as my Other Spock with the fine-assed goatee, but still kinda hot.

            • May 22, 2013 at 11:51 pm

              Definitely registering on the hotness scale; goatee upping the ante, Dudette. And thanks, that cold towel felt good and the lemonade–Mmmmmmm! I’m recharged and ready to go!

      • 66 nathkatun7
        May 23, 2013 at 12:12 am

        I am sorry, Maryl1, that you are now finding out about all this. The political party shifts with regard to Civil Rights, which began in the 1930s and 1940s, but dramatically accelerated in the 1960’s, should have been taught in history and political science courses; at least beginning with High School. There is practically little resemblance between Lincoln’s Republican party and Today’s Republican party. More significantly, in the specific context of the Southern States, former Southern Segregationist Democrats — better known as the Dixiecrats– are now the most reliable base of the Republican party.

        • May 23, 2013 at 7:31 am

          Oh, I knew about it before, but I had not read such a detailed account of the 1860 election. Some of the parallels with recent events are striking. It’s just that this is the first time since the Republicans totally lost their minds that I am reading about this era. Stephen Douglas and the Democrats being defeated because they have to satisfy their extremist base; poorer white people voting in the best interests of rich landowners because they are threatened by the idea of free black people and losing what little they have. The Republican candidate registering huge numbers of new voters, especially young people and immigrants; running a sophisticated, efficient campaign machine in all the Northern states; and having far more accurate polling numbers to which they paid attention. Whereas the Democrats ignored the polls and the people on the ground and believed what they wanted to believe. You might see how in 2012 those labels could be easily reversed. The parties are mirror images now. I knew the labels had switched and that they certainly believed differently than they do now, but I hadn’t realized how they mirrored each other in the details.

        • May 23, 2013 at 7:32 am

          I also remember the Southern strategy and Johnson signing the Civil Rights act that drove all the Dixiecrats into the Republican party.

    • 69 Anna
      May 23, 2013 at 1:11 am

      Relatives in Iowa call him ‘Gov. Braindead’, well maybe not this time………

  11. 70 Dudette
    May 22, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    • 71 amk for obama
      May 22, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      Natural storms pass away but the rethugs’ shitstorms are always on killing people.

    • 72 jackiegrumbacher
      May 22, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      Well Dudette, that just about took my breath away. There are no words for that level of stupidity. One day, Oklahoma gets hit with a tornado, the next a giant brain fart from their state senate.

    • 74 nathkatun7
      May 23, 2013 at 12:24 am

      Dudette, in my opinion, most Oklahoma Republicans, at all levels of government, are so caught up in advancing right wing/tea bag ideology that they no longer care about the real issues that affect middle classes or the most vulnerable people– the poor.

  12. May 22, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Prettyfoot and others from Philly area are probably aware of this, but the King of Prussia Mall near Philly tossed out a couple of young women this weekend who were shopping for funeral dresses for their mother who died at the heartbreakingly young age of 51 (at similar age to President Obama’s mother) from cancer.

    It looks like they put a pink ribbon over the “c” in FU*K CANCER. I think every living soul has exactly the same sentiment, so why throw these grieving customers out of the mall?

    This story is appalling to me.

    • 77 jackiegrumbacher
      May 22, 2013 at 10:31 pm

      Well, Arapaho, I hope that after these women grieve for their mother, they find a good lawyer and sue the heck our of King of Prussia mall.

  13. 78 dotster3
    May 22, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    It’s tough enough having a baby, but can you imagine it while a fierce tornado is ripping away the hospital walls and shaking the floors and lifting off the roof? Amazing story of such a birth in Ok. And look at that sweet baby.


    • 79 Dudette
      May 22, 2013 at 9:29 pm

      Saw that on the news yesterday. What a way to make an entrance! 🙂

    • May 22, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      This child gets to look forward to hearing the amazing story of his birth! And (according to Rachel Maddow) Oklahomans referred to the last F5 tornado in Moore as “May 3rd, ” so everyone there will remember his birthday!

      The article says doctors delivered the baby by c-section; I can’t really visualize how it’s possible to operate in a hospital with no roof or walls. How do the upper floors stay up with no walls? Since I’m from California, I just imagine buildings pancaking as happened with the Northridge Meadows earthquake in 1994.

    • 81 jackiegrumbacher
      May 22, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      Yikes, dotster. What an experience. I’m not sure I could have remained as calm as this young woman. She and her baby boy are amazing.

  14. 82 Dudette
    May 22, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Ha ha ha ha ha! Love that clip Chipsticks! Mrs Robinson wanted to hear the music! My girl! 🙂

  15. May 22, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    This article is the best summation I’ve read of what the IRS scandal is really about. Thanks @Gingersnap195 for the RT!

  16. 90 Dudette
    May 22, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    • 91 jackiegrumbacher
      May 22, 2013 at 10:40 pm

      Ayiiiii. This guy is the worst ever. Every time he opens his mouth, his foot automatically goes in. There are some truly awful Republican governors in this country, but Corbett truly takes the cake.

  17. 92 cindy sweatt
    May 22, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I need to see this concert! it’s there a link somewhere? please help me out.

  18. 94 kathryn kivett
    May 22, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Now, I have noticed through the years how you younguns publish heartthrobs(excluding PBO and Joe cause they are absolutely the tops) so I want to see you bring a young James Taylor over here….Plenty of him with his long hair on youtube but I don’t know how to import it,…I just want you whipper snappers to see what pushed my buttons then and now….

  19. 104 dotster3
    May 22, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Wanted to impact U.S. foreign policy???

    • 105 Nena20409
      May 22, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      How exactly with Hong Kim leaking fast and furious information?

      Or was this about Mexico? I am Not getting it.

      • May 22, 2013 at 9:47 pm

        Portion of James Rosen’s email (see article); key phrase after the – …
        “Let’s break some new, and expose muddle-headed policy when we see it – or force the administration’s hand to go in the right direction, if possible.”

        • 107 Nena20409
          May 22, 2013 at 9:52 pm

          Thanks Arapaho415. I should have read the article before commenting. I just did. Now I think that I have got it. Thanks.

        • 108 jackiegrumbacher
          May 22, 2013 at 10:43 pm

          Rosen is an arrogant, idiotic jerk, so full of himself, he would risk lives and undermine the security of the country. And so called ‘journalists’ are complaining because he was found out? The hell with them.

  20. 109 Dudette
    May 22, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    More James… (with Carly Simon)

  21. May 22, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Totally O/T, but resemblance here is amazing: Alec Baldwin and our 13th President:

  22. 118 Dudette
    May 22, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    One of my absolute faves

    • 119 Dudette
      May 22, 2013 at 9:53 pm

      I’m just gonna replay this until I fall asleep tonight! Don’t need one thing more! [Sigh!]

      • 120 kathryn kivett
        May 22, 2013 at 11:10 pm

        Dudette, when my Grandson was an infant, the only way we could get him to sleep was to put on JT’s Greatest Hits, put baby on shoulder and dance slowly in the middle of the room…by the time Carolina on my Mind came on he would be sound asleep…if we played anyone else he would scream….fast forward….DIL was secy. of Mecklenburg Co. Dems and when JT came and gave a concert for PBO she got us tickets….took Grandson who was 6 by then….we were seated just a couple of rows from front…..JT sang and sang and we looked over and Grandson was fast asleep….Grandson is now 11 and if he comes in house and JT’s singing he rolls his eyes and says Grandmama please change the cd, I don’t want to go to sleep.

        • 121 Dudette
          May 22, 2013 at 11:58 pm

          Aww that’s sweet. JT does have the most soothing voice.

          Did I mention (Iyes, know like 50 times) we had to learn Carolina on My Mind the first week of fresh yr at UNC? Burned into my memory banks forevah!! Love that man!

  23. May 22, 2013 at 9:54 pm

  24. 123 dotster3
    May 22, 2013 at 9:57 pm

  25. 125 anniebella
    May 22, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Mrs. Robinson was enjoying the music, she didn’t want the music interrupted.

  26. 126 Nena20409
    May 22, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Riding On a Railroad

  27. 127 anniebella
    May 22, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    POTUS will be giving a major speech tomorrow. Anyone know the time?

    • May 22, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      2:0 PM EST, Anniebella

      • 129 Juli
        May 22, 2013 at 10:27 pm

        I came here this evening just to find that out. It can be exasperatingly difficult to find out times of speeches; I read any number of articles on the speech, and none mentioned the time. Finally found something on C-SPAN, which lists the time as 1:30, but that may be when their coverage starts.

  28. 131 dotster3
    May 22, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Another unfortunate gun accident—-Fl. teen shoots off his penis and accompanying equipment ….

  29. 146 amk for obama
    May 22, 2013 at 10:07 pm

  30. 147 Nena20409
    May 22, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Just The Way You are……Now Lady Chips, I kept my promise.

    So Take me just the way I am, four eyes and all 😉

  31. 153 Jovie
    May 22, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Down in Florida, we don’t get the Medicaid expansion, as the legislature voted no on the implementation.
    Governor Scott signed it.
    1 million poor folk down the drain. 😦

  32. 155 Dudette
    May 22, 2013 at 10:16 pm

  33. 157 sonjiaduncan
    May 22, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I hope everyone is watching the Last Word with LOD. They are finally listening to him.

  34. 158 Dudette
    May 22, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    • 159 nathkatun7
      May 23, 2013 at 1:30 am

      Yes he did, Dudette! All these Black academics and Black media pundits who are attacking the President have totally lost their marbles! I remember Dr. King giving a similar speech, I think it was in 1964, urging Black students to study hard and be the best and refuse to allow the color of their skin, or their size, to define who they were and what they can attain.

  35. May 22, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    As usual, our President is about 50 paces (or more) ahead of our hapless media, so they’re still focusing on the “scandalabra” trifecta (love who ever came up with “scandalabra”).

    If tweets could frown:

  36. 161 Jovie
    May 22, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    And, 5 T bagger people showed up at the local IRS office in Tampa to protest, and our local news covers it.
    Like they are some sort of force???

  37. May 22, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Here’s a heartwarming cat story especially for Chips and UTA.
    (picture is not for the faint of heart, but I think Chips will like, since she has an eye for photography… think Inauguration Day 2009):


  38. 165 Jovie
    May 22, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott has finished the fix of the flawed election law that relegated Florida to a late-night joke in 2012 by signing an elections cleanup bill passed on the final day of the legislative session.

    The measure, signed by Scott late Monday before he left for a trade mission to Chile, reverses several provisions implemented in 2011 by GOP lawmakers in anticipation of the 2012 presidential election.

    Those changes, criticized by Democrats as an attempt to suppress votes for President Barack Obama, limited the early voting that the president’s campaign capitalized on in 2008. The 2011 law also prevented early voting on the Sunday before Election Day and prohibited voters, particularly students, from changing their voting address at the polls.


  39. 166 vitaminlover
    May 22, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Thinking about President Obama’s loss of parents and grandparents before they could see him win as President makes me glad that he has Mrs Robinson as his mother-in-law. I know it gives him a sense of connectedness and belonging. He knows that she loves him as a son.

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