Friday: The Day For Funny!


109 Responses to “Friday: The Day For Funny!”

  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    June 14, 2013 at 1:14 pm


  2. 9 whatisworking
    June 14, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    OFA Update

    Greeting TOD family

    I wanted to let you know what our local OFA will be doing today…

    We are meeting at 4 in Old courthouse Square to hold up signs about background checks. e also have 4 signs with pictures of the Newtown victims and words of Thanks for Cong. Mike Thompson, cong. Jared Huffman, Senators Feinstein and Boxer. We hope to have about 20 folks. I will post pictures tomorrow.

    Amid all the noise, hair on fire, and distraction, we are working on immigration, climate change, and gun violence legislation. Remember what we did in 2012, we stayed calm, put out heads down, and WORKED.

    Please visit this website and find an event near you. If you don’t have an OFA team near you, write to me and I can send your information to an OFA team leader near you.



    • 10 utaustinliberal
      June 14, 2013 at 1:19 pm

      Thanks. In addition to this fight happening nationally and in Texas, we’re also fighting to make sure the Texas legislature doesn’t close down all but five women’s clinic and make back alley abortions a thing of the present and future.

      It seems like we take two steps forward and neanderthal congress members takes us 10, 000 steps backwards but the fight goes on!

  3. 11 jacquelineoboomer
    June 14, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    You picked some good God tweets, today, UT! Among my favorites:

    St. Fu is the patron saint of shutting the fuck up.

  4. June 14, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Congrats JB on first!

  5. 18 amk for obama
    June 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm

  6. 20 utaustinliberal
    June 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    First they block funding and now they do this. I have no clue how Pres. Obama has endless supplies of patience. They cut food stamps that help people but keeping open an instrument of torture, that they will gladly fund forever. *Sigh*

  7. June 14, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    You may have seen the NSA director testifying before congress the last two days…….get to know what he really does.

  8. 22 jacquelineoboomer
    June 14, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Well, I’m sorry I R/Td this tweet, because somebody replied and now there’s a full-up trail to me. Whoa. #ChangingMyNameToEveIn2017

  9. June 14, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Interesting article on the complicated issues and longevity of these two leaders prior to their meeting next week.

    • June 14, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      Good article. 🙂
      These two, even though they´re quite different, seem to work together well and I like that a lot.
      Also, we are all very grateful your guy does not do awkward backrubs.

  10. 26 Bill R.
    June 14, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    • 27 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      June 14, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      • June 14, 2013 at 1:53 pm

        Bob, how and where is this holding accountable going to occur?

        • 29 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
          June 14, 2013 at 1:59 pm

          Hi Sara, Two days ago Rep Cummings said he would release properly redacted transcripts of the interviews of IRS agents if Issa didn’t do so by today.

          We’ll see.

          • June 14, 2013 at 2:20 pm

            thank you. Issa is so outrageously gross, Bob, I can hardly speakof/look at him.
            We need very brilliant and sharp and good people to serve and defend the
            democracy. I know this is a big old statement, easy to make; but these assholes
            cause me to go blind and mute. And they are coming out of the walls, everywhere.
            NorthCarolina Legislature has turned into a pit hole of ignorance and meanness,
            and I don’t see how we can turn it. I apologize for the lack of robustness in my speaking.

  11. June 14, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Op-ed by Gabby Giffords and the mother or Tuscon shooting victim Christina Taylor-Green…

  12. 33 utaustinliberal
    June 14, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    President Barack Obama says being a father is the best job he’s got.
    Obama says a Father’s Day luncheon at the White House on Friday was a great way for all the dads to celebrate the coming occasion and
    remember how lucky they are. Obama has two daughters, 14-year-old Malia and 12-year-old Sasha.
    Fathers and their kids along with students and leaders from the Becoming a Man program at Chicago’s Hyde Park Academy were among those treated to burgers, fries and lemonade in the State Dining Room. Obama spoke at the school in February.
    His chief of staff, several economic advisers and his legislative affairs director sat with guests during the lunch.
    Father’s Day is Sunday. Obama leaves that night on a three-day trip to Northern Ireland and Germany.

  13. 34 otter 44
    June 14, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Repeating comment from bottom of previous post. Delurking to remind everyone to call their Congress critters for OFA today and ask where they stand on gun safety. I am in WA 10 Denny Heck supports the President and support insurance requirement for gun owners. Lets honor all those killed by senseless gun violence and CALL Congress.

  14. 36 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 14, 2013 at 1:56 pm

  15. 37 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 14, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Next Up…
    June 14, 2013 2:40 PM EDT
    President Obama Welcomes the WNBA Champion Indiana Fever to the White House

    Great selection of tweets, UT!!! St. Fu is now my most favorite saint 🙂

  16. 38 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 14, 2013 at 2:09 pm

  17. 39 57andfemale
    June 14, 2013 at 2:13 pm

  18. 40 japa21
    June 14, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    • 41 japa21
      June 14, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    • 42 anniebella
      June 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm

      I agree john miller.

    • 43 jackiegrumbacher
      June 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      Japa, Snowden isn’t smart enough for this kind of thinking. There’s something/someone with lots of money behind him. This whole incident would rise to a different level if he could be proven to be paid by a foreign government for his information. In any case, I think Snowden is a tool in a larger game.

      • 44 arapaho415
        June 14, 2013 at 3:55 pm


        I think you’re on to something.

        @Lawrence asked if there was any high school in the country that you could drop out of and still get a Top Secret security clearance.

        Snowden’s formative years were spent a stone’s throw from NSA HQ in Maryland; wonder who he knew back then and still keeps in touch with now?

        See beginning of this segment:

  19. 45 Nena20409
    June 14, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    If There were ever 3 Fatuously, pathetic idiots ever lived in Congress today along with an equally wicked propagandist, look no further than these 3: Michele Bachmann, Steve King and Louie Gohmert. They went on The Blaze…..I wish the could all go directly to Blazes…..with Glenn Beck, begging Beck to Help them for they claimed that they are Losing. Hmm?


  20. 46 japa21
    June 14, 2013 at 2:30 pm

  21. 48 hopefruit2
    June 14, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    • 49 Nena20409
      June 14, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      Hmm? Where did all the Love Go 😉 GG?

      Implosion coming right around the Corner ❓ Hmm?

    • 50 jacquelineoboomer
      June 14, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      All the true colors oozing out.

    • 51 arapaho415
      June 14, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      Will definitely check out. (Schadenfreude alert.)

      Couldn’t happen to a more deserving self-serving un-American bigot.

      Crickets in my Twitter timeline today from Greenwald’s most vocal supporters a week ago today. 🙂

  22. 52 jacquelineoboomer
    June 14, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    I dedicate this song from my generation (the “don’t you give up, baby” part!) to Barack Obama who was still President of the United States, when we all woke up today!

  23. 54 desertflower
    June 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm



    The Social Security Administration today announced a revision to its policy around changing one’s gender marker on a social security card, in a move hailed by transgender advocacy groups as a victory.

    The SSA removed its requirement that transgender people wanting to amend their gender on a social security card provide proof of gender reassignment surgery, opting instead for more inclusive language that simply mandates a transgender person provide a passport or birth certificate reflecting their accurate gender, or a certification from a physician confirming that the individual has had appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition. The SSA’s revision brings its policy in line with changes made in the past three years by the U.S. State Department and Veterans Health Administration.

    “Most people may not see this as a big deal, but transgender people know that this seemingly small technical change will protect their privacy and give them more control over their own lives” said Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, in a statement heralding the announcement.

  24. 55 utaustinliberal
    June 14, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    LIVE NOW: Pres. Obama welcomes the WNBA Champion Indiana Fever to the white house.


  25. 56 JER
    June 14, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    • 57 jackiegrumbacher
      June 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm

      JER, Tom Corbett is in a death spiral. He’s getting to the point where he has alienated so many groups within the state that you have to search with a candle to find anyone who can stand him. He’s also dumb as a doorpost and probably thinks that alienating all Latinos in the state would make him popular with his two or three remaining supporters. This week our state treasurer, Ron McCord, stepped into the ring to challenge Corbett. He’s a genuine progressive, well-spoken, charismatic and rich. Fingers crossed.

  26. 58 57andfemale
    June 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    This Vanity Fair article is a MUST READ:

    • 59 hopefruit2
      June 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks 57 – I was just about to post this 🙂 Excellent article from a GENUINE civil libertarian…not the fake ones who only become “concerned” about issues when they can use them to go after our President and his administration.

      Hey Chris & Rachel – please read this article before spewing the stuff that you swallowed from GG’s toilet bowl..

    • 60 jackiegrumbacher
      June 14, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      Gee, 57, didn’t you know that ‘sane’ voices were not allowed in this hysterical NSA debate. Glen Greenwald is the only one in the country with the appropriate purity of mind to call the shots on what is an abuse of privacy or not–as his Greek chorus of Hayes and Maddow cheer him on.

      • 61 57andfemale
        June 14, 2013 at 3:33 pm

        I didn’t even know Eichenwald was a self-described civil libertarian because he actually did research and stuff and doesn’t use libertarian as an excuse to hate PBO. In fact, I can’t think of many tweets where he hasn’t been supportive of PBO. Gee, that’s probably because he knows that PBO is concerned with civil liberties and stuff and he’s actually researched stuff and reported it honestly. How refreshing.

        This is a great article (read the preceding article that is linked as well).

        GG is a complete sham. You don’t ‘spur debate’ and then resort to nothing but insult and blocking if people don’t agree with you. He is a complete sham and The Guardian should be deeply ashamed for the association with him and their immature gloating about this story.

  27. 62 hopefruit2
    June 14, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    I just LOVE my President!! The Indiana Women’s BB coach said that she is enormously grateful to PBO & FLOTUS for what they do DAILY to empower women!!!

    • 63 anniebella
      June 14, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      My first time seeing the Coach Dunn and the team. I will have to check them out when the season start.

  28. 64 sherijr
    June 14, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    oh that was fun- loving Coach Dunn 🙂

  29. 67 jacquelineoboomer
    June 14, 2013 at 3:05 pm

  30. 68 utaustinliberal
    June 14, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    That was sooooooo much fun. I freaking LOVE Coach Lin Dunn of the Indiana Fever. She’s proud to have Barack Obama as President of the United States and Michelle Obama as First Lady of the United States and she let EVERYONE know.

    That’s my kind of woman!

  31. 70 utaustinliberal
    June 14, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    • 71 anniebella
      June 14, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      I step out the room for a few minutes and I missed the coach speaking. She said such nice things about our POTUS and FLOTUS. Coach, we too are proud to have Barack and Michelle Obama as POTUS and FLOTUS. Very proud.

    • 72 jackiegrumbacher
      June 14, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      UT, the president and first lady keep on supporting young girls and empowering women, while the US House and state legislatures demean women as incapable of assuming responsibility for their own health care. There is a backlash building in this country and its fury is going to make these legislatures rue the day they launched this crusade against women.

  32. 73 Nena20409
    June 14, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    6-14-13…..Sorry 😦 No Jay “Clark Kent” Carney, but 🙂 Rhodes and Ernest Combo collaborated with Asst Caroline Atkins


  33. 74 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 14, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    We should all use this event as a way to push to end privatization of our National Security given the inherent conflicts of profiteering when the only goal should be honorable civil service.


    • 75 jackiegrumbacher
      June 14, 2013 at 3:28 pm

      Bob, what’s your guess about who’s the money behind Snowden? I don’t think there’s a chance in the world this addle-pated twit acted alone. Some power–foreign or domestic–is pulling the strings. All the hysteria mongers are walk-on players, I think. If they go down in flames, they’re just collateral damage.

      • 76 japa21
        June 14, 2013 at 3:35 pm

        I agree and I think it is foreign. As my earlier tweet indicates, I think he chose Greenwald knowing he would run with things without verifying anything, giving him an excuse to skip town with some pretty damaging to our security info. He played Greenwald for a fool, which, when you think about it, is pretty easy to do.

      • 77 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        June 14, 2013 at 4:16 pm

        No question he’s on someone’s payroll and whatever Booz Allen was paying him was probably pocket change compared to what he probably was & is collecting. If the intent was to harm President Obama then we can all imagine a host of plutocrats who’d pay the bills. But, given his past history of infatuation with China & North Korea, I’d have one or both of them at the top of the list.

        • June 14, 2013 at 5:12 pm

          Wouldn’t be surprised if he had help here too. I mean, who’s allowed to get the keys to the kingdom after only 3 months? In most jobs three months is probationary, which means they watch you closely to see if you would fit in and follow the rules. Even after 4 months, it usually takes a year or so before they relax around you. If that’s true in a regular business, then what about the NSA, an NSA that has like a lot of federal agencies a host of long-time employees with greater responsibility?

  34. 79 hopefruit2
    June 14, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Okay, I’m probably getting into tin foil territory, but I find the timing of a few things rather curious…thus I hereby speculate:

    This whole thing with GG, Snowden and Chris Hayes being promoted to prime time happened within weeks & months of each other. Hayes has been the main cheerleader on MSNBC for this Greenwild-snowjob SCAM-dal. Hayes is becoming just as unhinged as GG – as the story is falling apart, almost as if he’s personally invested in this story.


    • 80 jackiegrumbacher
      June 14, 2013 at 3:30 pm

      Almost, hf, as if they were actors in a play….. I don’t think you’re in tin foil hat territory. The story we all “see” was fishy from the beginning and gets fishier by the day.

  35. 81 hopefruit2
    June 14, 2013 at 3:16 pm

  36. 82 hopefruit2
    June 14, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    • 83 hopefruit2
      June 14, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      Look at how proud coach Dunn (and the other women) are of their President 🙂

    • 84 Nena20409
      June 14, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      Magically 😎 😉 tossing the ball up and down, looking away at a cap? Totally skillfully done.

      Now let’s see Mark Knoller try that? 😆 🙄 😆

  37. 86 jacquelineoboomer
    June 14, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    • 87 jacquelineoboomer
      June 14, 2013 at 3:30 pm

      There’s a message to the Army from a little bit younger looking President Obama (in 2009) at the end of this song @2:12:

  38. 88 utaustinliberal
    June 14, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Fantastic. MUST read piece.

  39. 89 hopefruit2
    June 14, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    In case you may have missed this:

  40. June 14, 2013 at 3:34 pm


    • 91 Nena20409
      June 14, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      According to Righties when met with the Facts as presented……they say: Our Economy was better then and now we have the Sequestration. Hmm? Totally bigoted. 1001% bigoted. The Continent AFRICA is their main hatred.

  41. 92 Nena20409
    June 14, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Scary Stuff. Now had his explosives Not exploded, then what?

    Homemade explosives found after NY apartment blast: AP is reporting.

    June 14, 2013 02:45 PM EST |

    Compare other versions »
    SPRINGWATER, N.Y. — A New York man with a stockpile of homemade bombs was apparently drying explosive material in his oven when it exploded, leading to the evacuation of several nearby homes and his arrest, sheriff’s investigators said Friday.

    No injuries were reported in the Thursday night explosion, which heavily damaged the oven.

    Crews responding to the blast found 30 to 40 pipe bombs and other explosive devices and firearms inside the apartment in the rural hamlet of Springwater, south of Rochester, authorities said. Crews continued to remove items into Friday.


  42. 94 japa21
    June 14, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    • 95 Nena20409
      June 14, 2013 at 3:43 pm

      He wasn’t played. I say that GG was an instigator and a willing participant. He met the guy, ES in Feb. They plotted and they executed their plot. GG flew to Hong Kong. They were all in on it. That was why they sort WashPost for maximum media coverage.

  43. 96 hopefruit2
    June 14, 2013 at 3:42 pm


    This woman is a Libertarian and emoprog of sorts…and she’s having questions — TODAY….

    Here’s what she tweeted on Jun 7

    and if you go down her TL, you will see that as recently as just 2 days, ago, she was still gung ho on the NSA-spy story…but now she’s beginning to have doubts.

    Naomi, you’ve been PUNKED!!! We try to warn people like you – but you and your ilk arrogantly dismiss us as being silly “Obamabots.” Well, who’s the silly one now?!?!?

    • 97 Nena20409
      June 14, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      Sweet HF2, please ask her why the rush initially to judgement and the cagey slow walk to skepticism now.

      • 98 hopefruit2
        June 14, 2013 at 4:20 pm

        Thanks Nena – your wish is my command!!

        • 99 Cha
          June 14, 2013 at 4:49 pm

          Thanks for the Tweet link, hopefruit.. but, Eee gods! Naomi Wolf.. “Brave whistle blower” “brave glenn greenwald”.. I was gettting gaggier by the second.

    • 100 arapaho415
      June 14, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      Sorry, I really don’t like Naomi Wolf and wouldn’t listen to her one way or the other.

      She’s usually on some sort of ego-trip or another (e.g., The Beauty Myth). Don’t like women who whine, “don’t hate me because I’m beautiful,” just as I don’t like slender women who complain about being 5 pounds overweight. Please. They do it for the attention.

  44. 101 utaustinliberal
    June 14, 2013 at 3:55 pm

  45. 102 MightyPamela
    June 14, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    The WTC worker in the bottom pic has no ODS whatsoever, it appears to me! What a lovely vibration between the two men! 🙂

  46. June 14, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    I didn’t notice this news yesterday. I hope it’s a “Shutout” in 2014 🙂


    Shutout!: Democrats Beat GOP 22-0 At Annual Congressional Baseball Game

    Congressional Democrats handed Republicans a stinging 22-0 shutout during the annual Congressional Baseball Game at the Washington Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on June 13, 2013. The game marked the 52nd edition of the modern version of the game, amounting to major bragging rights in the halls of Congress.

  47. 104 jacquelineoboomer
    June 14, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Scams and shams or good stuff for the American people? We report; you decide.

  48. 107 Nena20409
    June 14, 2013 at 4:17 pm


    “I looked in the eyes of [the people in line to vote]… and I said, ‘If they have to stay here ’til tomorrow morning, they are going to vote,'” Clinton said. “That’s when I realized that our side would win Florida.”

    Hmm? Nothing scientific about that. All Clinton had to do was to call up Axelrod and Co and he would have had the answers instead of speculating.

    Willard Mitterrand Romney said a Dem leader told him that he was going to win in Nov 2012?

    And Paul Ryan is saying this…..It’s Mythicism of some sort about ObamaCares derailed their chances 😉

    They all have a case of Romenesia.

  49. 108 hopefruit2
    June 14, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    • 109 LDS
      June 14, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      How about bringing a smile to my bank account and share some of that money you are being paid to do absolutely…..nothing!
      How about that, Mr. BIG STUFF?!!

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