Night Owl Chat: White House Performances







81 Responses to “Night Owl Chat: White House Performances”

  1. 1 desertflower
    June 2, 2013 at 10:11 pm


  2. 7 vcprezofan2
    June 2, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    You still ‘working’, Utal? Wow!

    • 8 vcprezofan2
      June 2, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      I sure cannot blame you guys for my musical ignorance. So many music lovers here have done so much night after night to broaden my musical horizons, that I can genuinely say ‘God bless your efforts!’ even tho I’m still out to lunch musically. 😀

  3. 9 desertflower
    June 2, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Fabulous, UT! thanks much 🙂

    • June 2, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      Thought you were watching movies. Titanic lasts about three days. 🙂

      • 11 desertflower
        June 2, 2013 at 10:17 pm

        🙂 especially if they show commercials…no, I’ve moved on to eating dinner and wondering why my daughter was having a mini sensory overload after watching Game of Thrones tonight….enjoying my fresh tuna and salad

        • June 2, 2013 at 10:21 pm

          Never seen Game of Thrones…the schedule probably conflicts with Spongebob. 🙂 You’re almost a copycat…I had salmon salad and I ate too much. 🙂

          • 13 desertflower
            June 2, 2013 at 10:34 pm

            Can’t eat salmon anymore. OD’d on it when we lived in WA state…my parents came to visit us out there and went fishing. They caught a ton of salmon and had it cut into fillets, steaks, canned, flaked, you name it…we had it. TONS of it. We were so poor back then that we were grateful for the food….but we “salmoned” ourselves out….I was even feeding it to the cats we had so much…gave it away as gifts….hubby lost the dog in the mountains while camping, people found the dog, hubby “paid” to get the dog with salmon 🙂 Nope….done with salmon!! Hope you enjoyed yours, though:) My tuna was delish!

  4. 14 desertflower
    June 2, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Anyone heard from GoBrooklyn today???

    • 20 globalcitizenlinda
      June 2, 2013 at 10:55 pm

      I must admit, I am worried about the developments around Syria – don’t know what to expect.

      I thought Hamas was backing assad

      • 21 globalcitizenlinda
        June 2, 2013 at 11:00 pm

        or was that Hezbollah backing assad?

        it seems with protest events in Turkey, Russia stirring the pot, things are changing fast

        • June 2, 2013 at 11:11 pm

          Hezbollah, at Iran’s bidding (since they are merely an extension of Iran) have been fighting the Syrian freedom fighters – not so much in backing Assad as ensuring Iran dominates the outcome.

          Yes – it’s high flux, very dangerous.

          • 23 globalcitizenlinda
            June 3, 2013 at 5:42 am

            when u get a chance (in a later post), could you explain what has agitated the people in Turkey to such an extent that there is significant street protests?

            WHAT is the main composition of the street protestors?

            WHO is instigating it and paying for it?

            WHO/WHICH Country or religious group stands to benefit?

            HOW does the civilian agitation in Turkey impact what is happening in Syria?

  5. 24 utaustinliberal
    June 2, 2013 at 10:24 pm

  6. 25 a4alice
    June 2, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    wonderful ut!

  7. June 2, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Can I say that I’ve had the FRAKKING best weekend in a long time? Me and the missus spent much quality time together. And, because I’m a financial management wizard, we can afford to send Stewie the wonderpup back to school. So, the batteries are recharged, and expect me to be back in full force on the blog this week.

  8. June 2, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    If I’m reading this correctly, the Supreme Court will hand down a decision tomorrow.

    Affirmative action on tap at the Supreme Court

    …..As the Justices prepare to issue their decision, supporters of affirmative action seem resigned to a loss in the Fisher case. The question is how wide-ranging a decision the Court will issue. Will it overrule the earlier Michigan ruling and ban affirmative action in public universities altogether? Or will it instead issue a narrower decision limiting the use of race to narrow circumstances?


    • 29 globalcitizenlinda
      June 2, 2013 at 11:10 pm

      Apparently! this is the time when all the momentous decisions from the SCOTUS start coming down: Affirmative Action, Voting Rights, DOMA, DADT etc.

      recent ruling favoring Monsanto is not very encouraging about the possible result of other case.

      will they surprise like in ACA?

      • June 3, 2013 at 3:30 am

        No. In fact, I always said the ACA approval was a “carrot”, because the “sticks” were coming. They knew they would have the opportunity to revisit affirmative action and voting rights and they knew they would overturn the rulings. ACA is what Roberts gave up to keep his court from appearing totally biased.

  9. 31 lockewasright
    June 2, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    I was SO happy to see the blues show at the White House. My iTunes library has enough blues to run a radio station. I LOVE ME SOME BLUES!

  10. June 2, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Thank you, UT – great selection!!!

  11. 33 prettyfoot58
    June 2, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Niceeeeeee Tribute….first time that I have heard/seen this….

    nite everyone….

    Forwarddddddddddddd……We are the Change we seek!

  12. 35 sabreen60
    June 3, 2013 at 12:05 am

    President Obama sings a couple lines from “Sweet Home Chicago”

  13. June 3, 2013 at 2:06 am

    time for some rest …


    Yes We Can

    • June 3, 2013 at 4:09 am

      Instead of going to bed, I stayed up to watch this…..it was really great!

    • 38 99ts
      June 3, 2013 at 5:35 am

      This was so interesting – has any other administration ever been so honest and refreshing about what they do?

    • 39 globalcitizenlinda
      June 3, 2013 at 5:54 am

      watched it earlier Sunday – refreshing and dedicated young people.

      no doubt they love their ex-bosses – says a lot about the employee and employer relationship

  14. 40 globalcitizenlinda
    June 3, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Prediction: Today’s White House Press event with J Carney will be dominated by questions about David Plouffe’s tweet about Issa.

    I can see that Tapper has already reported it on CNN in a way that appears to take Issa’ side

    • 41 cos
      June 3, 2013 at 7:30 am

      GM. I just saw Dan Lothan(sp) of CNN report on this same thing from the WH. He reported on what Issa was saying and talked about the excess expenses of the IRS. He said that sources were saying that Issa was taking comments out of context and the Dems did not even see the transcript before it was released. I kept waiting for him to mention what Plouffe tweeted so that folks could at lease wake up and start thinking about the person (Issa) who is leading this witch hunt.

    • 42 anniebella
      June 3, 2013 at 9:35 am

      Tapper is the same creep he was at that liar Jonathan Karl’s network.

  15. 43 Ladyhawke
    June 3, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Your prediction is spot on. This will be the shiny object for the WH press briefing today. The network and cable stations will all have to have a segment on the tweet. MSNBC will have it on a continuous loop throughout the day. I can hear it all now, the jackals handwringing about THE TONE. My imaginary question from a jackal: This president campaigned on changing the tone in Washington. Does President Obama AGREE with the tweet from David Plouffe?? What does this do to the public discourse? How does this foster bipartisanship? Did you discuss the tweet with the president. Do you think David Plouffe owes Congressman Issa an apology? Meanwhile, the Republican Party and the right wing have literally called President Obama every name in the book and questioned his character for the last five years. But you won’t hear any questions or reporting about that from the jackals. It’s only a story if a Democrat is involved. It’s all about the mainstream media and the Stockholm Syndrome. They got it bad.

    MSM’s Stockholm Syndrome

    We’re getting to the point where the media habit of “false equivalency” is inadequate to describe or explain the wilful blindness of so much of the paid political commentariat to the historically unusual (if not unique) extremism of the contemporary Right. So I’m happy to recommend an essay by my TDS colleague James Vega, who suggests many journalists are suffering from a version of the “Stockholm Syndrome” whereby they have become so traumatized by conservative extremism that they will lift heaven and earth to deny its existence and assign responsibility for polarization elsewhere (e.g., to Obama’s “leadership failure”).


  16. 44 Linda
    June 3, 2013 at 7:42 am

    I wish someone had asked the former staffers about the media and the press corps.

  17. June 3, 2013 at 7:47 am

    @Liberalphenom (AKA Proud of Obama) has posted a series of tweets with excellent nuggets of info about our esteemed AG Eric Holder. Although we TODers fully understand why the MSM/GOP is trying to take him down, the average non-partisan reader should have an inkling after reading those tweets. I will post the tweets because I think they are excellent – and perhaps should even be front paged.

  18. 47 hopefruit2
    June 3, 2013 at 7:52 am

    • 48 hopefruit2
      June 3, 2013 at 9:06 am

  19. 49 hopefruit2
    June 3, 2013 at 7:55 am

  20. 50 forus50
    June 3, 2013 at 7:55 am

    My sister sent me this from the MN Star Tribune. Being born and raised in Minnesota, we relish reading a column like this on Michele Bachmann lol. A must read to get your Monday off to a good start.

    We will miss Michele Bachmann
    She hid in the bushes to protect us from the gays, launched an inquisition into the government to protect us from the Muslims and promised to break the law to save us from the ­census takers.

    But now that Rep. Michele Bachmann is calling it quits, who is left to save our incandescent light bulbs?

    No one, that’s who.

    Is it just a coincidence that the incandescent bulb will be phased out in America this year, just as Bachmann fades out?

    I think not.

    And now our world will be just a little bit dimmer, a little more blue. At least I know mine will.

    It’s not that Bachmann hasn’t tried. Her Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act, a plank of her short but dazzling presidential bid, fell victim to the same assassin as all of her grand schemes and big ideas: the pesky but persistent fact.
    Now that Rep. Michele Bachmann is calling it quits, who is left to save our incandescent light bulbs? No one, that’s who.”

    full column here: http://www.startribune.com/local/209819531.html

    • 51 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      June 3, 2013 at 11:07 pm

      Wonderful read. Somehow it’s funnier now that it’s over. Hope she moves out of state. Thanks for posting forus50.

  21. June 3, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Moooooooorning everyone, back soon-ish with R&S!

  22. 53 forus50
    June 3, 2013 at 7:59 am

  23. 54 hopefruit2
    June 3, 2013 at 7:59 am

    • 55 proudofobama
      June 3, 2013 at 8:54 am

      Thank you for posting the tweets, hopefruit. I still don’t know how to get them to show up like this here. The fourth tweet about Holder being appointed by Regan is also in my TL it you want to post it as well.

      (4) In 1988, Holder nominated by Reagan as an associate judge, Superior Court of DC. Presided ovr hundreds of civil & criminal trials.

      • 56 hopefruit2
        June 3, 2013 at 9:06 am

        Ooops – I thought I had missed a tweet somewhere thanks proud….I really would love if these tweets made it to the front page, somehow rather than being hidden at the bottom of this thread 🙂

        To post a tweet here, you simply click on the tweet where it says “details” (near the date) then copy the URL from your browser and paste it in your comment/reply box here.

  24. 57 hopefruit2
    June 3, 2013 at 8:03 am

  25. 58 JER
    June 3, 2013 at 8:14 am

  26. 59 hopefruit2
    June 3, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Glen Greenwald is outraged about —- Bradley Manning….

    In other news, today is Monday June 3rd.

  27. 60 dotster3
    June 3, 2013 at 8:16 am

    The IRS line dancing video is getting the Rev. Wright treatment. Isn’t this from 2 years ago and why can’t they line dance during a break in the conference. There were about 12 “dancers” in the video—-out of how many?—–and who cares? Savannah Guthrie on the Today Show just asked McCain about ‘this new video where IRS employees are learning to line dance at taxpayer expense”. I feel like I fell out of bed and bumped my head this is so idiotic. And the drumbeat against Holder everywhere——and how his “crimes” lead to the president. What a bunch of political partisan hooey and the news media is reporting it with a straight face. Beyond disgusting.

  28. 67 Don
    June 3, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Harold Ford is officially the Morning Joe show’s houseboy.

  29. 70 hopefruit2
    June 3, 2013 at 8:37 am

  30. 71 hopefruit2
    June 3, 2013 at 8:52 am

  31. 73 utaustinliberal
    June 3, 2013 at 8:55 am

  32. 74 utaustinliberal
    June 3, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Perfect tweet for the bigoted reaction to the wonderful Cheerios ad.


    • 75 anniebella
      June 3, 2013 at 9:19 am

      I saw that cheerios ad for the first time Saturday, and might I ask what is the big deal? Let me ask before saying what I think it is.

  33. 76 utaustinliberal
    June 3, 2013 at 9:06 am

  34. 77 hopefruit2
    June 3, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Glen Greenwald just blocked me after I tweeted this:

    What an honor and privilege to be blocked by one of the world’s greatest fraudsters…

    • 78 anniebella
      June 3, 2013 at 9:21 am

      Amen aspirational12. He sure is.He can’t handle the truth.

    • June 3, 2013 at 9:23 am

      He is still in denial. Manning plead guilty to many of the charges. And Greenwald does not get to tell the United States Army what’s a crime and what isn’t. If they tell you not to leak their classified information then don’t do it.

      I mean I’m stunned that reality is directly in front of him and he continues lying about it. Manning is not a hero. Manning himself by pleading guilty is admitting he’s not a hero. How do you pretend otherwise?

  35. 80 Don
    June 3, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Yep, those cockroaches hate being exposed in the light of day.

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