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The Funny And The Truthful

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  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    May 28, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Love it all, UT!

  2. 16 jacquelineoboomer
    May 28, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Huh? I stopped to read all the tweets and I was STILL first? Yummy!

    Thanks for these, UT – especially this answer to “who is going to jail”: “Why, I say you, Boner.”

    And God’s Mother’s Day tweet mentioning Jesus would take Mary to Olive Garden … still chuckling on that one!

  3. 22 jacquelineoboomer
    May 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Unfortunately, CNN is reporting a cargo train has derailed and there’s been an explosion outside of Baltimore. As soon as somebody other than CNN confirms that no one has been killed, I will send out Tweet #2 suggesting CNN send in John McCain to investigate and see which side we should be on, since he’s back from his hour in Syria. I truly think McCain can be put to better use than, you know, Senate duties. #Effer

  4. May 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    The music star tweet from “god” is hilarious

  5. 32 Allison
    May 28, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Can someone provide a link when PBO’s helicopter lands on the South Lawn? Thanks!

  6. May 28, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    God love em….

    • 34 vcprezofan2
      May 28, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      Oh no, LP, is the VP mentioning outward appearance? Doesn’t he know he’s not supposed to notice ‘pretty’? Well at least the woman in question expressed HER approval before US media could build this up.

  7. May 28, 2013 at 2:34 pm

  8. 37 anniebella
    May 28, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Repeat a lie enough and the NYT will cover it like it is a legitimate story. I like that one, except it is not just the NYT, it’s the entire media.

  9. 39 desertflower
    May 28, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    More media driven hogwash….things aren’t always as they first appear to be:)

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/05/28/18561032-the-nature-of-obamacare-opposition?lite

  10. 46 desertflower
    May 28, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Happy 1st, JOB!

  11. 48 anniebella
    May 28, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    What a nice afternoon everyone seem to had a the WH summer garden harvest with FLOTUS. I was thinking wouldn’t it be nice in a couple of month if POTUS brought FLOTUS, Malia, Sasha, and Bo back to the place he visit today in New Jersey.

  12. 49 cluny
    May 28, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Ha Ha! PBO did the 2016 Democratic nominee a big favour – the clip of him and Christie high fiving is going to be on high rotation during the Repub primaries assuring that one of the crazies will win. Bye Bye Governor Christie.

  13. May 28, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    At the end of the harvest luncheon at the WH, Sam announced there was a “treat” for them. I thought he was going to say ice cream or something but the treat is that the kids get to stand near where the President’s helicopter will land and see him arrive back at the WH. They were thrilled!

    • 51 anniebella
      May 28, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      I thought they were going to bring Bo out to meet the kids, but instead announce they would be able to see POTUS helicopter land. WOW.

      • May 28, 2013 at 3:03 pm

        Can you imagine? I would be beside myself! There’s a place near the GG Bridge not too far from where I live where POTUS sometimes lands in his helicopter. But I always find out too late.

  14. 53 jacquelineoboomer
    May 28, 2013 at 2:50 pm

  15. 54 utaustinliberal
    May 28, 2013 at 2:54 pm

  16. 55 utaustinliberal
    May 28, 2013 at 2:55 pm

  17. 56 utaustinliberal
    May 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm

  18. May 28, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    It’s good Christie is respectful of President Obama. However, Christie is a republican running for re-election in a state that voted for the President. Christie has basically done nothing for the state and his agenda is like all the rest of the republicans. Until last month the unemployment rate was over 9%. He stopped funding for health clinics for poor women, ended the earned income tax credit and staged a full scale war against teachers and public employees. He done so many wrong things on top of his obnoxious, bullying manner that he should not be re-elected. However, he probably will be because he is milking his Sandy behavior. He’s like Giuliani a noun, a verb, and Sandy. I personally abhor the man and his policies.

    • May 28, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      Agree fully with your assessment Diane. I said it before all this Obama cuddling by Christie is a way for him to get a good percentage of Obama voters come election time. I for one is not buying what the bully has to offer

    • 61 cluny
      May 28, 2013 at 3:16 pm

      That is so true! I wonder about his weight loss surgery. I think it’s good he got it for health reasons but I don’t know how effective it will be in terms of how it affects his ‘brand’. He worked out how to make the weight work for him – he was like a cartoon character and I’ll never forget Al Sharpton saying ‘nobody likes a skinny bully’. Can you imagine if he tried to use those bullying tactics against Hillary Clinton if she were to go up against the Repubs in 16 – or Joe Biden? It just wouldn’t work – his weight made him relatable to average people I think and now he’s given that away. And Diane is so right – a noun , a verb and Sandy. I was wondering why PBO was so happy to give him the death hug – must be to help the democratic party – or Joe – or even payback Bill + Hillary for Bill’s DNC speech.

    • May 28, 2013 at 11:53 pm

      Everything you said is so true, Diane. I just wish the President didn’t have to have anything to do with him because of Sandy. If only people weren’t so clueless about facts, then Christie wouldn’t be able to pull the wool over voters’ eyes.

  19. 63 anniebella
    May 28, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    When Republicans and the media talk about Obamacare, how unpopular it is. I want people to remember the Republicans did not care for Medicare one bit. And they still don’t.

    • 64 jackiegrumbacher
      May 28, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      AB. they didn’t care for Social Security either, or Medicaid or unemployment insurance, or 40 hours work weeks or anything ever proposed and passed that actually helped the American people. But giving tax breaks to millionaires and federal welfare to big corporations–that they like.

      • 65 57andfemale
        May 28, 2013 at 4:47 pm

        Republicans came very close to dismantling Social Security before it even got started in the 1930’s.

  20. 66 57andfemale
    May 28, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    A Republican/Randian American dream:

    Swimmers advised to self-test public pools in Fla.
    With a CDC report indicating that more people are getting sick from bacteria in public swimming pools, the Department of Health in Lee County, Fla., is giving away free test kits to swimmers. WBBH’s Laura Roberts reports.

    nbc News

  21. 75 anniebella
    May 28, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Is POTUS back at the WH yet? Did the kids get the chance to see him?

  22. 76 Linda
    May 28, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    WASHINGTON — A House chairman has issued subpoenas for State Department documents related to the widely debunked talking points about the cause of the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year.

    Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (EYE’-suh), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is seeking material from 10 current and former State Department officials. He sent a letter on Tuesday to Secretary of State John Kerry pressing for the documents by June 7.

  23. 82 desertflower
    May 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    PBO’s new economics advisor…. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/05/28/jason-furmanomics/ Looks great to me.

  24. 83 Jovie
    May 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    White House press secretary Jay Carney declined to confirm a Washington Post report that Chinese hackers have compromised dozens of U.S. weapons systems, but he said President Obama is likely to bring up cyber-security concerns with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

    “I would refer you to the Pentagon for specifics about potential hacking of weapons systems, but I would note, as you’ve heard from the president, national security advisers and others, cyber security is a key priority of this administration; It is a key concern that we have,” Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One.

    “It is an issue that we raised at every level in our meetings with our Chinese counterparts, and I’m sure will be a topic of discussion when the president meets with President Xi in California in early June.”

    Carney added that national security adviser Tom Donilon has raised the issue during meetings this week in China.

    The Washington Post reported that China breached more than two dozen advanced U.S. weapons systems critical to missile defense, combat aircraft and ships, according to a confidential report from the Defense Science Board.

    Jesus!!

  25. 84 Linda
    May 28, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    A Florida judge ruled Tuesday that George Zimmerman will not able to use 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s school records, texts, and prior marijuana use in court for the second-degree murder trial for killing the teen last year, which begins June 10.

    But before the hearing today, Zimmerman’s lawyer released images and texts that attempt to cloud Martin’s public image.

    On air last week, Mike O’Mara touted the new images he said portray a more “three-dimensional picture of Trayvon.” According to Mediaite, Fox broadcast images from Martin’s phone that showed a hand holding a gun and a photograph of marijuana, which O’Mara argues is central to his client’s argument that he acted in self-defense because it shows Martin was “street-wise.”

    The judge has decided that none of this information will be permitted in court. However, Zimmerman’s defense may still hope the campaign has implications for the trial and for potential jurors.

    • May 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm

      None of that has anything to do with Zimmerman following Trayvon when told he was to desist from doing so then shooting an innocent young man who was just making his way home. Zimmerman is the one that went out looking for trouble not Trayvon whom was minding his business

      • 86 99ts
        May 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm

        So true – and whatever Trayvon did or did not do – Zimmerman knew NOTHING about Trayvon – or his history – or his activities. Zimmerman followed someone he didn’t know – after being told to stay away.

  26. 87 Maubyandice
    May 28, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Hi everyone,

    For those who are keeping up with VP Biden’s visit to the Caribbean, he’s speaking right now in T&T

    http://video.ctntworld.com/stream.html

  27. 89 susanne
    May 28, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    more funny and truthful ‘news’:

    ‘ SYRIA (The Borowitz Report)—During a meeting yesterday with Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), Syrian rebels told the senator that he still seemed “really bitter” about losing the 2008 election to President Obama and advised him to “get over it.”
    ~
    Sen. McCain denied that his support of the Syrian rebels had anything to do with a personal vendetta against President Obama, but according to the rebel, “Every time he said ‘Obama,’ a vein in his head kind of bulged out.” ‘

    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/05/syrian-rebels-urge-mccain-to-get-over-losing-to-obama.html

  28. 90 Linda
    May 28, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges the company dumped hazardous waste in California.

    Wal-Mart entered the plea in federal court in San Francisco to misdemeanor counts of negligently dumping pollutants from Walmart stores into sanitation drains across California, a company spokeswoman said.

    As part of the plea, the company will pay $81 million, which will also cover charges in Missouri.

    In 2010, the company agreed to pay $27.6 million to settle similar allegations made by California authorities that led to changes in the retailer’s practices nationwide. Wal-Mart was accused of improperly disposing pesticide, fertilizer and paint.

    AP

  29. 91 susanne
    May 28, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    okay, this is truthful news, and not funny, but certainly happy! from bbc:

    ‘ Global markets rallied on Tuesday, bolstered by reports that central bank stimulus measures may continue and the release of strong US economic data.

    Wall Street opened more than 1% higher, following on from strong gains on stock markets across Europe.

    Central banks in Europe and Japan have pledged to maintain monetary policy support to bolster economic recovery.

    Markets were hit last week when the US Federal Reserve suggested it might start slowing its stimulus programme. ‘

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22692864

  30. 92 Bill R.
    May 28, 2013 at 4:01 pm

  31. 94 Linda
    May 28, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Michael Eric Dyson ….

    Dana Milbank

    Ron Christie

    ( What is Martin Bashir doing ? )

    • 95 57andfemale
      May 28, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      What he’s told to do. Sigh.

      • 96 theo67
        May 29, 2013 at 12:12 am

        This is why a small part of me hopes Joy Reid doesn’t get her own show, because she’d be subject to the same pressures, and we’d lose the benefit of her wisdom.

        • 97 57andfemale
          May 29, 2013 at 11:54 am

          I’ve watched every decent pundit devolve on msnbc. In all fairness, Bashir held out longer than most (most of them rolled over instantly), but working for msnbc appears to be the death knell of principles for progressives.

          • 98 theo67
            May 29, 2013 at 11:56 am

            Yup, sadly. Can’t think of anyone other than Lawrence O’Donnell who is still bearable to watch occasionally.

            • 99 57andfemale
              May 29, 2013 at 12:21 pm

              perfectly stated: ‘bearable to watch occasionally’. I haven’t watched in months, and even when I would get (regularly) pissed off, I would tune in on a semi-regular basis. No more. I try once in awhile, and then I see Jeremy Scahill on Chris Hayes or a Rachel rant on drones that is devoid of nuance, context or a passing sense of the dangers we face while she inhabits her ivory tower. Alex Wagner really is a good progressive, but you couldn’t tell that from her show. This is what passes for ‘liberal’ media. My ass.

              • 100 theo67
                May 29, 2013 at 5:42 pm

                I agree with you about Alex Wagner – she’s got pretty good insights when she’s acting as a pundit. If she could be consistent, and bring more of that intellect to her show, I’d watch her more consistently. But, every once in a while, she has an immature panel, or does some gratuitous Obama-bashing, and I click off. But, I do like her brain. It’s unfortunate that we don’t have consistently trustworthy sources for news.

    • 101 pickle48
      May 28, 2013 at 4:51 pm

      I saw Ron Christie and turned it off.

      Keep it up, MSNBC. They haven’t learned yet that we no longer NEED THEM for news.

  32. 102 Jovie
    May 28, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      • 104 Linda
        May 28, 2013 at 4:23 pm

        NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!

        Hopefully this is just to shut up the Republicans…….

        Martin just said McBitter is in Yemen….

    • 105 57andfemale
      May 28, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      McCain the Destructer:

      remember when he tried to weasel out of a debate with PBO because he just had to go back to D.C. to save the economy he had just said was ‘sound’? I remember clearly: PBO had helped draft a bailout with teeth. Republicans were scared to death of a complete economic collapse and were ready to sign on. Until John McCain rode in on his aging bronco and blew the deal apart and emboldened the Republicans to balk. And then he sat like a senile old man in a meeting, contributing nothing. Because after all these years, he doesn’t understand government or the economy.

      I maintain that by choosing Palin, he unleashed the tea party on this nation, and emboldened the belief that any nit wit could become part of the U.S. government.

      And now he’s jettisoning our delicate efforts of a duly elected administration to direct foreign policy.

      The joy riding, destroyer-of-planes and anything decent in American life John McCain at work.

      Traitor.

  33. 106 Jovie
    May 28, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    It looked good in Syria with Russia coming in board for peace. Until, McCain ran over there and screwed things up.
    Can’t the Administration do anything about this, or will it look like a coup de Tate?

    • 107 jackiegrumbacher
      May 28, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      Jovie I continue to believe that the president is in full control of the situation. As per the link DF provided, PBO is simply asking the the Pentagon to develop a plan, which doesn’t mean he intends to implement it. Even provocateur McCain knows that the Pentagon is not in favor of a ‘nofly’ plan and nothing will be done without the President pushing for it. I believe the president will give full rein and adequate time for the peace process to work itself out. He’s only asking the Pentagon for a backup plan, which is appropriate. Menendez and McCain are still just senators. They can rant, rave and get committees to agree on stuff, but the only one with the authority to say GO is the Commander in Chief. PBO will not be pressured into anything he thinks is inappropriate or untimely. He’s way too smart for that and, unlike McCain, he doesn’t let his anger or emotions control his judgment.

  34. 109 desertflower
    May 28, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    HAHAHA. Sad thing is, I’d think this was true if it wasn’t from The Onion………

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/family-concerned-after-john-mccain-wanders-into-sy,32601/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_campaign=standard-post:headline:default

    WASHINGTON—Members of Sen. John McCain’s family expressed deep concern Tuesday after receiving word that the aging legislator had wandered off into Syria. “Unfortunately, this has been happening a lot lately; he’ll walk out of the Capitol building, get disoriented, and then we get a call late at night saying that John is in Syria,” McCain’s wife Cindy said upon learning that her 76-year-old husband turned up in the war-torn country after ambling across the Turkey-Syria border and delivering a rambling, incoherent speech to a group of rebels. “Then one of us has to go to Syria, pick him up, and bring him back to Washington. We’re going to have to sit down soon and decide what to do about this before he seriously hurts himself.” McCain’s wife added that her husband’s recent trip to Syria was the most alarming episode for her family since the elderly Arizona senator got into his car, started driving, and ended up lost in the 2008 presidential election.

  35. May 28, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Hellooooooo, a NJ post soon……. ish.

  36. 117 Jovie
    May 28, 2013 at 4:25 pm

  37. 118 desertflower
    May 28, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    http://www.aljazeera.com/video/middleeast/2013/05/20135288586886631.html

    Syrian rebels divided in fight against Assad
    Rival groups with different ideologies battle for dominance in al-Raqqa, and for the revolution’s future.

  38. 119 Jovie
    May 28, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    A no fly zone over Syria would mean American lives.
    If that is what’s happening, he needs congress approval first.
    I think we should just do command and control, refueling, let NATO fly combat sorties.

    • 120 carolyn
      May 28, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      Having watched President Obama for the past 4 1/2 years, I think I know what he is doing. He’s letting all these people make plans, then bring him plans and then he’ll listen, and show them the weaknesses. This way, all these people can work themselves into a tizzy supporting one or the other plans, all the while knowing nothing about what’s going on in the countries……..in the end, in foreign policy, except for declaring war, the president gets to make the final decisions without Congressional interference. He and Kerry and Hagel can decide what to do.
      McCain won’t have decision power in what happens, and he knows it. He’s miserable because he’s not president. He’ll bellow and push and harangue, but in the end, he is “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” So is our press.
      Think back, how many times has President Obama surprised them? They still won’t admit what he’s done to them…..they’re crybabies. He surprised all of them and the world with his end of perpetual war speech last week. They still haven’t recovered, and don’t know what to make of it.
      The President may ask McCain what he learned on this “secret, highly publicized trip” and file it away. John will think he’s been influential, and the President will do exactly what he thinks needs to be done. Remember what the president said just LAST WEEK about perpetual war. He will not get us into another one, and the American people certainly do not want another one. Just the neo-cons and the military contractors want one.

  39. 123 JER
    May 28, 2013 at 4:37 pm


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