Best News Ever!


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  1. 1 vitaminlover
    June 4, 2013 at 4:55 pm


  2. 2 japa21
    June 4, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    In a time when, at least according to the media, good news is in short supply, this is fantastic news. Keep it going GB.

    • June 4, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      Good news is never in short supply – good media is always in short supply.

      • 5 Puddin'
        June 4, 2013 at 6:51 pm

        WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GB my heart is smiling for you.

      • 7 utaustinliberal
        June 4, 2013 at 8:30 pm

        Best news of the day!

        Sending you endless good vibes.

      • June 5, 2013 at 12:42 pm

        Just saw this! GO YOU!!!! I am so behind. What happened???? I can’t say I know how you feel, because I have no idea why you were in hospital because I’ve been so busy I haven’t been here a lot, and when I do it’s a quick scan…. but having said that, I broke my ass at 16 – literally – I fell out of a flying split and landed super hard on the head of my femur and now I am BIONIC! So….. I know what it feels like to walk and not be in pain…. and spend 24hrs on a morphine drip watching the Meerkat Marathon on A&E in between power drug naps…

        Hope you’re AWESOME!!! Enjoy your meds. 😀 😀 😀

        • June 5, 2013 at 1:40 pm

          Your hospital stay sounds just like mine. I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer a little over a month ago. It spread to my spine so I had two surgeries for that in April. My right leg was also affected and so I had a rod put in just a few days ago. I haven’t been able to walk since entering the hospital. I could have started on that a month ago but this doctor put me on bed rest for weeks before the operation.

          So in my last therapy session, the guy put on my back brace and helped me up on a walker. I was able to WALK from one side of the room and into the hallway for the first time. Prior to the that I was just sliding my feet. This time I put one foot in front of the other and WALKED. I cried so hard. I was so happy. there was very little pain. It was just nice to see everything vertically instead of on my back.

          So that’s what happened.

          • June 5, 2013 at 5:07 pm


            Stage 4??? Did you have a clue? Did you feel a lump? When was your last mamm before found the cancer??? ZOMFG. How much chemo/radiation are you going to have to be on! YIKES!!!! SEVEN HELLS!!! Talk to me!

            • June 5, 2013 at 5:48 pm

              I had no clue. I was diagnosed in April. I don’t recall feeling any lumps when getting dressed before that. Breast was swollen but that happens once a month. I’m in my 30’s so I didn’t do reg. mamms. Only pain I had was back pain and I thought that was from moving heavy furniture a couple of months earlier. These are things that most people think you can just fix at home. If my legs hadn’t started to buckle and feel very warm and tingly for no reason (things that don’t normally happen to people), I wouldn’t have called for ER.

              I’m on hormone therapy right now (stopping my ovaries from creating estrogen) and I’ve had 10 radiation treatments. Not sure what else is headed my way but getting me to walk out of here first is one of my oncologists priorities.

              • June 5, 2013 at 7:25 pm

                FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK You’re IN YOUR 30’s????? HOLYFUCKINGSHIT. That’s fucking INSANE. A girl I used to work with died at 42 from breast cancer.

                I do not have any cancer in my family, but I had my baseline mamm done at 35. I haven’t had any in the last three years because I hate them, and think they’re a big giant Cash Cow for the health care industry, and have both ultrasound & mammogram-guided biopsies because I have AWESOME (dense) breasts…. and I’m so OVER having my AWESOME (dense) breasts squished and having radiation pumped into them.

                – but HOLYSHIT – I’ve been planning to go have thermography done instead, and keep forgetting to call them, but I just got off the phone with them, and owe it all to YOU!

                Your leg should heal super fast.

                Enjoy your hydrocodone, and enjoy the nice sleep you get. Don’t worry, you won’t turn into Dr House. I have to take it 48 hrs every month due to my angry uterus. 😀

                I’m actually back on a very über lo-dose BC pill myself, because my uterus seems to think Gerard Butler is going to demand to breed with me….. which is probably why it’s so angry. 😉

                • June 5, 2013 at 7:36 pm

                  You are so funny. They have me on morphine and another pill (they tell me the name every time they dispense but I forget the name). The morphine is instant and the other is slow release.

                  I leave updates on the site regularly so be on the look out. It helps my sanity to stay connected.

  3. 15 desertflower
    June 4, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Best. News. Ever. So happy for GB…and congrats to you, vitaminlover…even more than normal because WP is having brain farts today!

  4. June 4, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    OMG,GoB!!!!!! What a strong fighter!! SO THRILLED for you!!!!

  5. June 4, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Fantastic news, GB!!! Thrilled for you!!!!

  6. June 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Congrats on 1st VL!

    And, in other good news, Gov Christie proves he’s a chicken and a hypocrite ….

    Yes We Can

    • 24 japa21
      June 4, 2013 at 5:02 pm

      I am saying this last phrase a lot lately.

    • June 4, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      Booman’s take seems to be a good one.

      “Christie is so Screwed”

      I told you Chris Christie had no good options. He called a press conference today to announce that he had set the general election for Frank Lautenberg’s Senate seat for October 16th, just two weeks before his own general election day. Why would he do that when he could have set it on the same day as his own and saved the state 25 million dollars? Because the likely Democratic nominee, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, is black, and Christie fears that Booker’s candidacy will drive higher than normal black turnout.
      Faced with the choice of taking a hit for wasting $25 million in an atmosphere of fiscal austerity or dealing with higher black turnout, Christie chose the wasting money route. Flip a coin on that one, but his decision also infuriated Washington Republicans who think he just threw away a chance for them to hold Lautenberg’s seat for a year and a half and maybe even win the full term. At issue were conflicting statutes in New Jersey law that could have been interpreted in a way that would have allowed Christie’s appointment to serve until November 2014. That would have allowed a candidate to become better known, establish some seniority, and to raise a ton of money. But the primary is now set for August 13th, barely over two months away. And both Cory Booker and Rep. Frank Pallone are loaded with cash, while no Republican has had time to prepare…

  7. 28 Carol
    June 4, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Great news indeed….

  8. June 4, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Isn’t Jasper, TX where the older Black man was dragged behind by some white guys?

    Video captures Jasper, Texas, police officers beating woman

    Security cameras at Jasper’s police headquarters captured the incident:

    There’s no audio on the video, but Diggles and Grissom were apparently arguing when Officer Ryan Cunningham comes in behind Diggles and attempts to handcuff her. When she appears to raise her hand, Cunningham grabs Diggles by the hair and slams her head into a countertop. The officers wrestle Diggles to the ground before dragging her by her ankles into a jail cell.

    “She got her hair pulled out, broke a tooth, braces got knocked off … it was brutal,” Bernsen said.

  9. 31 Nena20409
    June 4, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Happy For YOU, GB. You are doing great.

  10. June 4, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    So glad to hear your progress GB!! One day at time as they say……continued wishes for your speedy recovery.

  11. 33 GGAIL
    June 4, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    U go girl ! Walk On 🙂

  12. 34 Nena20409
    June 4, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    I am sorry I messed up…..From TPM, Dick Armey of the Freedomworks Teabaggers had these thoughts on the fluffy Christie:

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  15. 44 57andfemale
    June 4, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    This sums up my take. There’s a lot of interesting thought in this article. A must read:

    “Bradley Manning is finally on trial, and it’s already tiresome how much he’s being described as a “hero.”
    Whatever the merits of Manning’s discontent with the U.S. Army, the actions he is accused of taking as a result — leaking reams of secret diplomatic cables mostly unrelated to the Iraq War — were not whistleblowing.
    They were detrimental to American security and to the cause of peace in the world. Diplomacy requires discretion, and when the ability of American diplomats to communicate discreetly is undermined, tensions rise.”


    • 45 57andfemale
      June 4, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      From the same article, concisely stated:

      Nor should we be conflating leakers with whistleblowers. As noted by Professor Richard Rosen, who runs the Center for Military Law and Policy at Texas Tech, whistleblowers’ legal right is to go to inspectors general within the government or to Congress, not to the press. Occasionally, even illegal leaks further the public interest (such as that of the Pentagon Papers) but the onus is on the leaker to be sure he’s leaking the actually publicly relevant information — not an indiscriminate trove of documents, as Manning is accused of.

      Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/press-should-stop-celebrating-leakers-2013-6#ixzz2VHk7EYVM

      • June 4, 2013 at 6:10 pm

        Something no emoprog, or most anyone for that fact, know about Ellsberg is that he has access to vast amounts of diplomatic correspondence the he never released as part of the ‘Pentagon papers.’

        • 47 57andfemale
          June 5, 2013 at 11:41 am

          I did know that but vast numbers of people jumping on the “Manning is a hero” bandwagon, have no idea. Ellsberg was careful, respectful of the government, and only divulged what truly was necessary for the American people to know. Manning did no such thing.

          I was especially impressed in this article by the distinction of what a real whistleblower is supposed to do in order to right a perceived wrong. Not unilaterally decide that our entire national security apparatus should be splayed across the media, doing more damage than good.

  16. June 4, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    AWWW……I’m gonna cry again. Thank you so much Chips. Thanks to everyone here and on twitter and 3 chics politico. You guys ROCK!!

  17. June 4, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    In amazing to see how the MSM press that’s so in love with Christie’s Jersey boy image are calling this a “masterstroke”, when in fact, seems to me he chickened out on making a “controversial” decision, he can tell NJ in townhall to shut up and bully teachers, but he would rather cost the state upwards of 20 mil to hold a special election instead of having in during the reg election instead.

    I think I’m beginning to believe Booman’s take on it:

    “Christie is so Screwed”

    I told you Chris Christie had no good options. He called a press conference today to announce that he had set the general election for Frank Lautenberg’s Senate seat for October 16th, just two weeks before his own general election day. Why would he do that when he could have set it on the same day as his own and saved the state 25 million dollars? Because the likely Democratic nominee, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, is black, and Christie fears that Booker’s candidacy will drive higher than normal black turnout.

    Faced with the choice of taking a hit for wasting $25 million in an atmosphere of fiscal austerity or dealing with higher black turnout, Christie chose the wasting money route. Flip a coin on that one, but his decision also infuriated Washington Republicans who think he just threw away a chance for them to hold Lautenberg’s seat for a year and a half and maybe even win the full term…

  18. 65 hopefruit2
    June 4, 2013 at 5:32 pm

  19. 66 daisydem
    June 4, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Love the “best news ever” … as I commented to gobrooklyn on previous post … Sweeeeeeeeeeeet!

  20. 67 Bill
    June 4, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Tweety just told Michale Steele good luck in his governors race and he could vote for him.

    • 68 Linda
      June 4, 2013 at 5:47 pm

      Tweety is Star Struck by Politicians…..

    • 69 forus50
      June 4, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      Which explains why the silly & juvenile nickname Tweety won’t go away. That name would never attach itself to a Walter Kronkite tv personality.

  21. June 4, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Absolutely Good News Gobrooklyn! 🙂 Keeping positive thoughts for your continued recovery.

    Stay strong!

  22. 71 dotster3
    June 4, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Ron Fournier, on Tweety, is so transparent and disgusting. He’s suggesting a special prosecutor and subpoenas in the IRS overhyped brouhaha. Said we really have to get to the bottom of this, find out if the directives lead back to the WH. And Tweety keeps praising him for his independent objectivity. What a piece of clouded judgment that is. Fournier has been so anti-Obama since he led the AP and also when he applied to be John McCain’s campaign communications director—–so anti-Obama he wanted to work on the opposing campaign. I’m so sick of all the dishonesty

    • 72 Linda
      June 4, 2013 at 5:55 pm

      When will they start telling us about the groups that were not conservative that were also looked at ?

  23. June 4, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Hey Congrats GoBrooklyn! And tomorrow this? 🙂

  24. 74 Bill
    June 4, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    I wish some genius in the MSM would find out how much money is involved with the tea party groups complaining about the IRS. I’ll bet some are miniscule and were set up as scams for the founders to pay themselves salaries. The amounts are never mentioned.

  25. 75 dotster3
    June 4, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    MSNBC has really fallen into some Koch money, or something. I heard Tamron Hall quoting Drudge today to make a point and acting all outraged about the IRS scandal, quoting Grassley, of all people and only Repub quotes on her program. I was just going to give Rendell credit for saying President Obama was highly moral and not at the heart of the IRS mess. And then he says “But here’s a president who is so out of touch with his government, he doesn’t know what’s going on.” ETC. What a drumbeat they have going there. Someone’s comment here was correct earlier——we, Obama supporters and Dems, have no friendly TV channel.

    • 76 Linda
      June 4, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      The are all corporate ” Press-titutes ”

      Paid Liars.

    • 79 Bill
      June 4, 2013 at 6:08 pm

      Rendell must think PBO should have been hiding at the IRS conference to see if anyone was line dancing. Your point about a friendly teevee channel is so true.

    • June 4, 2013 at 6:08 pm

      The fortunate thing is that the cable news nets and the “real” network news are speaking to an increasingly shrinking audience. No one in my circle—mostly Gen Xers—watch any of it.

    • 81 Vicki
      June 4, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      Pete Petersen $$$$ also, Dotster.
      For a few weeks Ed Rendell and many others were wearing those “Fix The Debt” buttons. Code for tear up SS Medicare and obamacare.

  26. 82 Eveingeorgia
    June 4, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Congratulations, GoBrooklyn! God is with you, dear. You remain in my prayers.

  27. 83 Jovie
    June 4, 2013 at 6:07 pm

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  29. 85 africa
    June 4, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    GoB, yes!!!

  30. 86 ChristiMTL
    June 4, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Oh yes!…fantastic news GB, I’m very happy for you….you’re a fighter!.

  31. 87 dotster3
    June 4, 2013 at 6:13 pm

  32. June 4, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    I’m putting together a Night Owl chat in honor of GoBrooklyn and all the dancing she’ll be doing soon.

  33. June 4, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Wooooooooot! Go GB!! I’m so thrilled at hearing your good news!!!

  34. 92 Dudette
    June 4, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    • 93 Bill
      June 4, 2013 at 6:38 pm

      And CNBC does nothing but bash PBO. I have never heard it mentioned on CNBC that the deficit has been cut in half under PBO or that the stock market has more than doubled from its lows under PBO. In many ways CNBC is as bad as FOX. CNBC is similar to FOX in that they know their base hates PBO. It makes no sense for stock owners to complain about PBO but yet they do.

  35. June 4, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      • June 4, 2013 at 6:36 pm

        Lovely, lovely woman.

        • 98 nathkatun7
          June 4, 2013 at 7:37 pm

          Yes Indeed, Meta! Mrs. Myrlie Evers-Williams is not only a lovely and strong woman, but she is also one of the most dedicated people in the struggle for Justice. She has been at it for more than 50 years. I am thankful that President Obama honored her at his 2nd inaugural and welcomed her and her family to the WH on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of her courageous husband, Medgar Evers. It’s the struggle and sacrifices of people like Medgar and Myrlie Evers that paved the way for the election of President Obama. For Medgar, he paid the supreme sacrifice in the struggle to change this country to get us where we are now. For many of us who came of age in the 60s, the name of Medgar Evers would always symbolize courage, determination, authenticity, and commitment to justice. Of all the leaders of the Civil Rights struggles, I can’t think of any one who was more brave and more dedicated than Medgar Evers. And Myrlie Evers was right there beside him giving him all her support.

          • June 4, 2013 at 7:39 pm

            Beautiful summation, nathkatun! You touch on all the important points. And you can see this very acknowledgement in PBO’s face. Thank you.

            • 100 nathkatun7
              June 4, 2013 at 9:47 pm

              Thank you too, Meta, for honoring Mrs. Myrlie Evers-Williams. And thank you for your kind words! President Obama deserves a great deal of thanks for always honoring the people who made it possible for him to be where he is. To be honest, seeing the picture of Mrs. Evers-Williams and President Obama, brought back all the emotions because I still remember the pain, numbness and despair upon hearing the assassination of Medgar Evers. Most people do not know much about Medgar Evers, but for us young people in the 60s Medgar Evers was our hero. Myrlie Evers’ courage, and determination, after the assassination of her husband, to continue in the struggle for justice and equality has been quite an inspiration to me. As I said earlier, She has been at the center of the struggle for justice and equality for over 50 years. No wonder she was overcome with emotion. Three events in my life time have made me cry tears of joy: the release of Nelson Mandela from prison, the election of Nelson Mandela as the first Black President of South Africa and the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States. Today’s picture of Mrs.Evers-Williams being embraced by the first African American elected President, in the WH, touched me deeply. It touched me because I feel that all the people who lost their lives in the struggle for justice and equality, including Medgar Evers, Dr. King, the four innocent black girls in Birmingham Alabama, and hundreds and thousands of others, did not die in vain.

  36. 101 hopefruit2
    June 4, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    • 102 Dudette
      June 4, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      Love that! 🙂

    • June 4, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      Ok, she must be in her 70s, if not 80s, and looks as if she’s in her 50s.

    • June 4, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      A very emotional historical moment. Wow.

    • 106 nathkatun7
      June 4, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      I am overcome with tears of joy seeing this picture of the President and Mrs. Myrlie Evers-Williams! I never imagined I would live long enough to see this happen. Myrlie’s husband, Medgar Evers, one of the most courageous fighter for justice and equality was assassinated when I was 17 years old. Myrlie Evers-Williams has carried on the struggle she began with her husband for more than fifty years ago. For her, and for many of us oldies, the presence of Barack Obama in the WH is a fulfillment of that long struggle that cost the lives of so many courageous and exceptional people, like Medgar Evers. Despite the losses, heartbreaks, and the length of the Struggle, Myrlie Evers and many of us never lost hope.

      • 107 nathkatun7
        June 4, 2013 at 8:15 pm

        By the way, Next week Wednesday, June 12th, will be the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Medgar Evers. I hope people would pose and remember Medgar, one of the most courageous leaders of the Civil Rights Struggles, who was taken away from us when he was still a relatively young man at age 37.

  37. 108 Dudette
    June 4, 2013 at 6:30 pm

  38. 109 MightyPamela
    June 4, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    GoBrooklyn! You GO GURL! {{{{{GB}}}}}

  39. 110 Dudette
    June 4, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Souza Genius!

  40. 113 Dudette
    June 4, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Direct link to the story:

  41. 114 Linda
    June 4, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    OMG……you should see the Main story and picture over at HuffPuff…it is hilarious


    Whaaaaaaaaaaa……call the Whambulance….

  42. 117 Dudette
    June 4, 2013 at 6:45 pm

  43. June 4, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Thank you, LP, for the video.

    Yes We Can

  44. 122 EDP4BHO
    June 4, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Many blessings and bravo to you GoBrooklyn. I’ve been keeping tabs. In my thoughts and prayers still.

  45. 123 nathkatun7
    June 4, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Great news from GoBrooklyn! Wishing her continued healing.

  46. 124 Sam Uk Obama Supporter
    June 4, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    GoBrooklyn! I am so pleased to hear the good news. Wishing you a continued and speedy recovery. We all love you and are so glad that you are recovering. Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way. God bless.

  47. 125 Dakota
    June 4, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Hooray GoBrooklyn! God Bless You!

  48. 126 Dudette
    June 4, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Check this out!

  49. 129 hopefruit2
    June 4, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Some of you may have seen media reports (in your Twitter TL) of a 10-yr old girl suffering from cystic fibrosis who is in dire need of a lung transplant. The story comes with a picture of the suffering child lying in her hospital bed with what appears to be a (healthy) friend of about the same age lying next to her. But the point of the story is that HHS/Kathleen Sebellius is denying the child the priority to receive a lung transplant which will save her life.

    The story, along with the picture of the two little girls in the hospital bed is going to tug at your heartstrings no doubt – but do not fall for this emotional manipulation. This is about throwing shade on HHS and Kathleen Sebellius – and the media is more than happy to do the job. It may the MSM’s stunt to stir up controversy around ObamaCare (which Sebellius has so far successfully led), damage Sebellius’ standing with the public and create problems for HHS, the President, etc. Now that the IRS nontroversy seems to be fizzling out, they’re moving on to their next plan of attack. This time they exploit a child’s suffering to do it. They clearly do not have all the facts of what appears to be a very complicated situation but they go ahead with their story and their frantic need to portray Sebellius as a heartless government bureaucrat ignoring a dying child and her family.

    ABC News HEADLINE: “Girl Left to Die by HHS Decision:” Read more of the story (and see the picture they provide) here.

  50. 130 Anjo
    June 4, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    So happy to hear of your continued recovery GB. Healing blessings a plenty surrounds you and comforts you; may your healing be in body soul and spirit and make your return to full recovery so much easier. We continue to pray for you and rejoice with you.

  51. 131 Jovie
    June 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    House panel to call for building East Coast missile site by 2018

    Jeremy Herb – 06/04/13 03:48 PM ET
    The Armed Services Committee is likely to approve an amendment Wednesday directing $140 million to building a third missile defense…

    New spending for this crap?

  52. 132 Nena20409
    June 4, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    For GB…..in her road from Walking to Dancing

    Dancing Queen…………..ABBA

  53. 133 HZ
    June 4, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    GoBrooklyn, you give me so much inspiration. I am so grateful to hear of your beautiful progress in your healing time.

    You are such a sweet and strong spirit. ((((((((((((((((( Blessings and Strength Be Yours))))))))))))))))))HZ

    Keep taking those steps and think of all of your TOD Family as you take your walks. Lots of hugs, prayers, and goodness sent forth to you from my heart to yours. () I am praying for the very best for you, GoBrooklyn. HZ

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