Next Stop, Germany

Arriving in Berlin


by LovelyPlains – The Front Pages:

  • Suddeutsche Zeitung, published in Munich, Germany


  • Népszabadság, published in Budapest, Hungary


  • Irish Times, published in Dublin, Ireland


  • The Times, published in London, UK


216 Responses to “Next Stop, Germany”

  1. 1 Layla
    June 18, 2013 at 2:46 pm


  2. 4 donna dem 4 obama
    June 18, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Joy Reid is giving it to GG over on twitter… I love her!!!!!!!!

    • 5 utaustinliberal
      June 18, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      She and Kurt Eichenwald have been doing a fantastic take down of GG using facts. It’s marvelous. GG’s response was all YOU’RE OBAMA CULTISTS!!! YOU’RE MSNBC SHILLS!! I HAVE MORE DOCUMENTS I WILL RELEASE!!!! Blah…blah…blah.

      His threats are so idiotic. You have more documents to release…and so what? Your credibility and Snowden’s credibility are in the toilet. Welcome to the real world asshole.

      • 6 donna dem 4 obama
        June 18, 2013 at 3:08 pm

        And there is more….

        😆 😆 😆

      • 8 COS
        June 18, 2013 at 3:22 pm

        Will someone please tell Randi Rhodes to move on from this. She is at it again today, dissecting PBO’s interview with Rose last night.

        • 9 TrumpDog
          June 18, 2013 at 3:56 pm

          Thanks for the heads up. I was so disgusted in her yesterday that I turned the dial. I was thinking maybe today I’d tune in but after seeing your post I won’t bother.

  3. 10 japa21
    June 18, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Jeez, I finally get first, and then the whole post disappears. Thanks Chips.

  4. 14 Allison
    June 18, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Sasha is wearing one of my favorite dresses!!! Beautiful family!

    • 15 jacquelineoboomer
      June 18, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      The entire family looks so wonderful in that photo! Love them.

      • 16 waltjack
        June 18, 2013 at 4:11 pm

        So why is Good Morning America saying the Obama girls look like they are bored with Ireland? Read this in the Irish Times a Washington Times twin. How do they know Sasha and Malia are bored, have they asked them?

  5. June 18, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Whoops… Gotta ahead of my skis, told you Chips would have a post in a few!!! Congrats on first Layla!

    • June 18, 2013 at 2:57 pm

      Sorry LP! I had the Germany post ready to go, with tomorrow’s schedule, was just waiting for a photo of the arrival – and missed your post! Combined the two – thanks a million!

  6. 25 hopefruit2
    June 18, 2013 at 2:53 pm

  7. June 18, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Can’t wait to see more of them in Germany.

    thanks CHips and TOD for doing what the MSM won’t do.

  8. June 18, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    • 28 lisalovesobama
      June 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      aww!! she got flowers! that is so awesome!! 😆

      • 29 donna dem 4 obama
        June 18, 2013 at 3:12 pm

        Lisa, I meant to thank you earlier for posting the video link to the events of FLOTUS in NI yesterday. I really enjoyed those 30 minutes and it seems that NI enjoyed having them there.

        • 30 lisalovesobama
          June 18, 2013 at 3:14 pm

          no problem donna d!!!! Was happy to pass it along. I hope that after 2016 the Obamas will be able to have a loooong and enjoyable trip back to their home away from home. 🙂

      • 32 carolyn
        June 18, 2013 at 3:15 pm

        So glad she received flowers. That is the proper welcome for a wife of a visiting head of state. Germany is doing it right.

        I just can’t help but get historic chills when I think they’re in Berlin. So much of import has happened there. Once our enemy, now our strong ally.

    • 35 COS
      June 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm

      OMG, Michelle look so beautiful.

    • 36 anniebella
      June 18, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      FLOTUS looks lovely. ABC looks like FLOTUS had a wonderful time in Ireland. And it also look like the people of Ireland loved our Obama Family just like we here do. 🙂

    • 37 itgurl_29
      June 18, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      Beautiful! Casual elegance. And I love how they’re all color coordinated. So lovely.

    • 38 ranman11
      June 18, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      Wow, that woman, our FLOTUS is just absolutely gorgeous. I can understand why the 8yr old young fellow just froze the other day during their visit in Ireland.

    • June 18, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      Want that outfit!

  9. June 18, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    CHIPS….Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for this fantastic in-depth coverage of our First Family’s trip. We would be clueless if we
    had to depend on the MSM. Thanks to all the other BT’s also. You all are a gift from the heavens!

  10. June 18, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    • 42 donna dem 4 obama
      June 18, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      THIS is our stylish First Kids. Looking lovely just like their mom. Loving Malia’s boots!!!!!!!

      • 43 vcprezofan2
        June 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm

        Beautiful young ladies, inside (evidence suggests) and out!
        Somehow it seems to me, more often that not, when the Obama ladies are out together they wear complementary colours. [full disclosure – *I* am fashion-challenged]

    • 44 anniebella
      June 18, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      Watch out Malia and Sasha, the disgusting lying Jonathan Karl ABC is looking. Smile.

    • 45 Bill R.
      June 18, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      Lovely young ladies! So tall and beautiful, like their mother.

    • 46 Obama Grandmama
      June 18, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      I always love combining black and white with either yellow or red. Love that all are coordinated but separated by individual styling.

  11. 47 utaustinliberal
    June 18, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    • 48 hopefruit2
      June 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      Okay UT – it’s clear that you and I had the same idea here…It’s all good!:)

    • 49 utaustinliberal
      June 18, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      The release of the documents show that it was a “self described conservative republican” IRS screening manager who decided to closely check out the Tea Party because their applications were fishy.

    • 50 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      June 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    • 51 jackiegrumbacher
      June 18, 2013 at 3:55 pm

      Elijah Cummings is a real hero. He stood up to that ass Issa, revealed the truth and washed that whole faux IRS hysteria down the drain. Too bad it won’t get the coverage it deserves and Issa will still be invited on tv to tell lies. Bet Cummings doesn’t get any of the primo invitations. Truth is never as sexy as lies and innuendos.

  12. 52 hopefruit2
    June 18, 2013 at 3:08 pm

  13. 53 Vicki
    June 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    The NYTimes barely mentioned the G-8 let alone the trip to germany. I can’t wait to see the address tomorrow morning.
    In other shocking (snark) news, very little will be made of the handing over of security to the Afghan forces.

    Every time the MSM/GOP/PL/TP bleat about the second term agenda being thwarted and ruining PBO’s legacy, recognize that for the LIE it is.
    POTUS’ legacy is solid gold: 2 wars ended, 30 million more Americans with healthcare, financial crisis ended and so on and so forth…

    • 54 4morefor44
      June 18, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      just checked msnbc.com (did that always go straight to nbc news site which it just did?), and there is at least a mention of G8, but it’s just text headlines in the bottom box of what seems like secondary stories. up top with photos and videos is something about miss utah saying something, hillary in 2016 promotion, and so on. barely anything about putin and president obama agreeing to a number of things, along with everything else happening on this trip. “the news” is 100% a republican propaganda machine now.

      • 55 jackiegrumbacher
        June 18, 2013 at 3:56 pm

        Yep, which is why I rip it up, tune it out and click it off.

      • 56 arapaho415
        June 18, 2013 at 4:27 pm

        What is *wrong* with our media? The Miss Utah story is a non-story (IMO).

        I’ve seen references to Miss Utah in my twitter timeline, but not curious enough to find out what she said.

        The biggest surprise to me is that beauty pageants still exist. Awhile ago I stumbled onto a site which listed Miss California pageant contestants, and nowadays it looks like they don’t represent cities but rather bizarre enclaves within cities. Don’t understand, but it’s really a 20th century relic that should be let go. Award the scholarship money to deserving youth, not based on their flute skills and how they look in a bathing suit.

    • 57 nathkatun7
      June 18, 2013 at 8:52 pm

      The hostility of the U.S. mainstream media towards President Obama is palpable.

  14. 58 vcprezofan2
    June 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Those two young ladies are getting such a fabulous, though protected, ‘world’ education.

    • 59 Layla
      June 18, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      I made a comment to that effect yesterday vc. I hope they are writing about their experiences as first kids! That would be an interesting read!

      • 60 vcprezofan2
        June 18, 2013 at 3:25 pm

        Sadly, Layla, I’m not able to follow TOD as closely as I used to do in the good old days, it’s way too huge now! I seem to have a vague memory that the girls do have to ‘report’ on their travel experiences because their ‘mean’ 😉 mother makes them do follow-up, or something like that. I like your idea though and wonder if they’ve ever thought of it. The more I think of it, the more fun I think it would be and I bet you it would sell. After all, if the Alaska Barbie could ‘write’ a book I’m sure the O-girls can, and by themselves tool. This is one of those times I wish I could plant the bug in their ears.

        • 61 jackiegrumbacher
          June 18, 2013 at 3:58 pm

          And Palin’s illiterate daughter also wrote a book about “her life” at about age 20 something. There is just no end to the chutzpa of this woman and her family.

          • 62 vcprezofan2
            June 18, 2013 at 4:19 pm

            Thinking of those two ‘literary giants’ and their foray into the public eye, I am sure the Obama girls would produce a book with more truth, insight and knowledge.

      • 63 vcprezofan2
        June 18, 2013 at 5:08 pm

        Layla, the only way I could get out the bug you released in my ear was to flick it into cyberspace. 😀

  15. 64 Linda
    June 18, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Elijah Cummings has released the full full IRS transcript…..I am off to find it

  16. 66 carolyn
    June 18, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Is there anywhere I can the video of their deplaning in Berlin and the honor guard and presentation of flowers? By the time I got to the German streaming, the good stuff was all over.

    • 67 Layla
      June 18, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      Me too Carolyn, they were rolling up the red carpet when I got there.

      • 68 carolyn
        June 18, 2013 at 3:32 pm

        I have a feeling Chips, or ut or lovelyplains, or one of the other wonderful TODers will find it for us. I am totally inept, but am good at clicking on links!

  17. 69 utaustinliberal
    June 18, 2013 at 3:22 pm

  18. 71 utaustinliberal
    June 18, 2013 at 3:23 pm

  19. 75 jacquelineoboomer
    June 18, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Just re-watched the Charlie Rose interview, and in the after-glow of thinking about how President Obama looked (always notice the eye twitch when he’s speaking to some of these journalists and reporters) and what he said, I noticed the reference to Frederick Douglass’ trip to Ireland in 1845. Wiki covers it, as well as more academic sites, of course, but here’s a link to an image of the “Frederick Douglass mural on the ‘Solidarity Wall,’ Belfast,” which I had never heard of, before:

    … and I also located a quote about his trip on Wiki, from his “My Bondage and My Freedom” (a remarkable quote):

    “Eleven days and a half gone and I have crossed three thousand miles of the perilous deep. Instead of a democratic government, I am under a monarchical government. Instead of the bright, blue sky of America, I am covered with the soft, grey fog of the Emerald Isle [Ireland]. I breathe, and lo! the chattel [slave] becomes a man … ”


    • 76 LDS
      June 18, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      What poetic words!
      I can only imagine how his spirit must have soared and what he really felt inside.Reminds me of the song, “Break Every Chain”.
      Mr. Douglass had a way with words…..

      • 77 relellit
        June 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm

        Good afternoon,

        Yes, Mr. Douglass had a way with words…..

        My favorite is his What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?


        • 78 nathkatun7
          June 18, 2013 at 9:09 pm

          You are absolutely right, relellit! From an early age Frederick Douglass, a self-taught man, was in love with words. He was Indeed one of the great orators of the 19th Century. Like you, I like very much his speech on the “meaning of July 4th for the Slave.”

      • 79 jacquelineoboomer
        June 18, 2013 at 5:10 pm

        Quite the orator, and writer, and quite the man, which is why we’re still talking about him!

        • 80 LDS
          June 18, 2013 at 6:51 pm

          Wow! I just finished reading the whole thing and I am absolutely loss for words. This could apply to every bit of today, right now….from Stop and Frisk, the Dream Act, “religious” Repubs…..As it would happen, while watching this Charlie Rose interview of POB came on a channel I would never ever watch. At the end Charlie had a side note of him mentioning to PBO about an Irish author, McCann. It justo happened that PBO mentioned this author in his speech yesterday. Well, Charlie Rose then shows a past clipping of an interview with this author speaking of Mr. Frederick Douglass visiting Ireland as a slave and how he just found out about that recently and how his feelings in the beginning was annoyance until he realized the full impact that made on civil rights in Ireland as well as America. Wow! Just Wow!

  20. 81 utaustinliberal
    June 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm


    • 84 japa21
      June 18, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      changed slightly

      • June 18, 2013 at 4:05 pm

        Used to be when President went abroad he received a wall of banners, all unfriendly (there – I fixed it for you).

        At least in the Netherlands, protesters were rounded up and imprisoned because of “accosting a befriended government leader” – which later on gave way to hilarious jokes like: “Watch out – before you know we have another befriended government leader”.

      • 86 anniebella
        June 18, 2013 at 4:23 pm

        If it was something negative that is all the sorry ass MSM would be talking about.

    • 87 debz
      June 18, 2013 at 3:55 pm

      Used to be when a US President went overseas, the networks sent the big guns (news anchors) to report on the trip. Now the only person the anchors would follow on a trip is Sarah Palin.

  21. June 18, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Hello Again:

    So I’ve been in the hospital since April 15th and today is June 18th. TODAY is the FIRST day that I got to go OUTSIDE!!! It was part of my occupational therapy session. Now that I have decent clothes to put on and am pretty good on the walker, she took me outside in front of the hospital and I finally got to see the neighborhood I’m in. How about none of family members told me there was a Dunkin Donuts outside?! I mean, really!

    Anyways, I had on a head rag and my ugly brace but I didn’t care. Got on my walker, walked down the block and back. Had to cut short because I had my physical therapy session coming up. There’s no sun out but it was a good temperature and a little windy. Felt really good.

    My therapist also bought me two Haitian mangoes from a fruit vendor located in front. I’m going to eat one now. 🙂

  22. 130 carolyn
    June 18, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Outside is SO good! I well remember the first day my husband got to go outside after a heart attack/bypass surgery! That’s when he truly felt like he was alive. That is SO good…..and fresh fruit!

  23. 131 Claire
    June 18, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Looking forward to all of the media Obama haters and their IRS “scandal” apology columns. I’m sure we’ll hear nothing but crickets.

    • 132 desertflower
      June 18, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      Don’t hold your breath. they’ll just pretend nothing ever happened….and it will just fade away…..

  24. 133 hopefruit2
    June 18, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    LMAO! Chuck Todd was breathlessly tweeting about how this was a “gift to GOP for 2014” and was going to cause long-term damage to the Obama administration, etc., etc Four tweets in succession

    Today, crickets from him on this topic. I know he’s overseas supposedly covering PBO’s trip (Which he isn’t really doing besides making up false anti-Obama stories on the fly), but he has been tweeting about other domestic stuff since he went to Europe. So let’s see what he has to say about this newly released documents from Cummings.

    • 134 japa21
      June 18, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      One would think someone as important as Chuck Todd, AKA UpChuck, would have more retweets than that. He has to be so disappointed that neither the IRS story or Benghazi impacted the President. He is a desperate little man trying to convince himself he has some value in this world. Can’t accept that he doesn’t.

      • 135 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        June 18, 2013 at 4:42 pm

        Japa, you’re “little man” comment brought to mind a childhood song “A wee little man.” With my apologies to the wee little man making shoes in the song…

        There’s a wee little man
        in the White House PC
        over the way you see.

        And he sits at his laptop
        typing all day
        making up lies for you to read.

        A rappa tap tap
        A rappa tap tap
        His fingers tip tap tee
        A rappa tap tap
        A rappa tap tap
        Making up lies for you to read.

    • 136 jackiegrumbacher
      June 18, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      Chuck Todd’s reporting is about “wishing will make it so.” He so desperately wants to undermine president that he reports his wishes as fact.

    • 139 57andfemale
      June 18, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      Note the date. These tweets are a month old. I still gave him a piece of my mind.

      • 140 hopefruit2
        June 18, 2013 at 4:20 pm

        I understand the date – but my point was to note the the enthusiasm with which he reported the story when it first came out, cheering for the GOP, compared to his relative silence now that breaking news on the same IRS issue has been reported.

        • 141 57andfemale
          June 18, 2013 at 4:29 pm

          He makes me sick. Literally.

    • 142 arapaho415
      June 18, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      THANK YOU HF2 for uncovering these tweets.

      This is exactly what I have referred to before; the MSM cannot be allowed to openly cheerlead AGAINST our government without being held accountable.

      My twitter timeline was completely clogged with self-referential, self-congratulatory tweets from journalists after the PRISM stories were published by @ggreenwald and WaPo (Barton Gellman).

      These same people are now pretty quiet, but they haven’t admitted that maybe they were wrong to immediately believe what these people with obvious agendas had to say without first doing some investigation. And yes, I’m looking at @maddow and @lawrence too.

    • 143 jacquelineoboomer
      June 18, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    • 144 amk for obama
      June 18, 2013 at 7:06 pm

  25. 145 japa21
    June 18, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    • 146 Claire
      June 18, 2013 at 4:09 pm

      It’s time for every person in the media who has stood with this president to write a column, blog, do a radio program, tv show or whatever, in which they bash the media for again turning its back on the POTUS. Those with any kind of media leverage need to stand strong and speak out loudly in support of the POTUS. There are so many ready to stab him in the back and begrudge him even the tiniest bit of trust that they need to be called out for it. I am so tired of the distrust and attacks.

      • 147 arapaho415
        June 18, 2013 at 4:52 pm

        The AP is not helping.

        From yesterday, our President’s favorability in Germany:

        • 148 hopefruit2
          June 18, 2013 at 5:25 pm

          Actually they ARE helping, but unwittingly so. The more blatant the MSM becomes in their attempt to take PBO down, the less the public trusts their slanted reports – which actually benefits our President.

  26. 149 hopefruit2
    June 18, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    LOL. The best way to support PBO is to support him while he’s governing, not try to overshadow his presidency with premature political campaigns!!!

    • 150 jackiegrumbacher
      June 18, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      Agree, HF2. It’s as if people get bored by the hard work of governing and just want elections, elections, elections all the time because it gives them a buzz. This is how the electorate becomes exhausted and eventually turns out.

      • 151 4morefor44
        June 18, 2013 at 4:22 pm

        that’s exactly it. adrenaline rushes are fun. the long tedious work required to implement change doesn’t appeal to the modern internet/tv “activist.” it’s all about them and satisfying the need for the rush, like a drug. that’s why we have medea benjamin and that rich woman who got in first lady obama’s face recently. it’s all about them and their fix…so true!

    • 152 Layla
      June 18, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      ‘him” no no you support President Obama, not “him”

    • 153 4morefor44
      June 18, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      hilarious. so granholm is talking about senator elizabeth warren then? can’t be hillary since she and her team do NOT believe in president obama’s values. seems a hillary memo from the billionaire media owners went out, doesn’t it?

    • 154 debz
      June 18, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      Please tell me she isn’t running her mouth about Hillary.

      • 155 hopefruit2
        June 18, 2013 at 4:56 pm

        Yes, she’s participating in a “Rally for Hillary” in MI tonight at 6:30PM and tweeted about it.. Mind you, Hillary has not said she’s going to run, and the election is over 3 years away.

        • 156 debz
          June 18, 2013 at 5:05 pm

          I’m guessing we wont have a say in 2016. They may as well just hand her the crown now and be done with it.

          • 157 carolyn
            June 18, 2013 at 5:11 pm

            That’s what the MSM told us in 2007-2008 too. We the people still vote in the Democratic party, and there are good options to Hillary.

            • 158 debz
              June 18, 2013 at 5:19 pm

              They are not doing Hillary any favors by pushing this inevitable nonsense again, especially this far away from 2016. If they are under the impression that everyone is going to vote for her in a primary, they are mistaken.

  27. June 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    And here is the context:

  28. 160 Jovie
    June 18, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Senate rejects Thune amendment requiring 350 miles of border fencing
    By Ramsey Cox
    Republican Gang of Eight Sens. Graham, McCain, Rubio and Flake voted against the border fence amendment.

  29. 164 hopefruit2
    June 18, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    • 165 anniebella
      June 18, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      These Hillary supporters better wake up, they don’t realize how they are turning people off, specially President Obama’s base.

  30. 166 carolyn
    June 18, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    The MSM for the most part are so provincial and insular. They know nothing about international issues, so keep on driving the same old domestic drivel. Ah for the days of Murrow, Cronkite…..those people were educated and could explain the international issues to the public. These pitiful guys know nothing and don’t seem to want to learn. Their interest stops, actually at the D.C. beltway. They are really killing network news and cable news, if there is such a thing.
    They don’t even know enough to ask intelligent questions while the president is in Europe. The other news people make ours look like total ignoramuses!

    • 167 arapaho415
      June 18, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      Yes, witness the Super Bowl 2005 question yesterday.

      Our MSM gets caught up in the vortex of the DC journalist echo-chamber and believe that they are the center of the universe.

      I know you’re not on twitter, but Chris Hayes is one of the worse, and unfortunately he has his own show to air his thoughts. Really hope MSNBC pulls the plug on his show because it represents DC navel-gazing at its apex (despite the fact Hayes is in NYC).

  31. 168 Jovie
    June 18, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    • 169 Layla
      June 18, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      For chuckie puppet “objects are larger than they appear”

    • 170 ranman11
      June 18, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      For over 4 years, Chuck Todd’s pontifications, prognostication, and punditry about President Obama has been absolutely wrong. MSNBC should be a shamed of themselves to continue to put him there as some political guru.

  32. 171 anniebella
    June 18, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I pay that bastard Chuck Todd no attention, he is like that doll Chuckie in the movies where no matter what you couldn’t get rid of the evil lying bastard.

  33. 174 dotster3
    June 18, 2013 at 4:31 pm

  34. 178 vitaminlover
    June 18, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Malia and Sasha (my second set of daughters) are absolutely gorgeous!

    • June 18, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      They are stunning– all grown up, and i LOVE their clothes — they have just as much fun with fashion as their mother. It’s so wonderful to have a hip, young family in the White House.

  35. 180 carolyn
    June 18, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Must thank Knoller for this photo stream. This needs to be retweeted hundereds of times so many people will see it!

    • 181 LDS
      June 18, 2013 at 7:05 pm

      Carolyn, while you are thanking him(nice of you) I am wondering isn’t this what he supposed to be getting paid to do? What took his fat ass so long to do his job? That is the what I will say to him along with…. FINALLY!

  36. 182 utaustinliberal
    June 18, 2013 at 4:40 pm


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  38. 185 Bill R.
    June 18, 2013 at 4:52 pm

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  40. 188 Nena20409
    June 18, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Hey, hey, hey

    HP said:


  41. 189 57andfemale
    June 18, 2013 at 5:01 pm

  42. 190 Nena20409
    June 18, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    No CIGAR for Issa…… 😆 🙄 😆 🙄 😆



  43. 191 dotster3
    June 18, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Isn’t it amazing that the NYTimes and the WP have no front page stories of the Obama trip? (other than some questionable comment on the WP about the First Lady’s wardrobe choices) I just tried to watch a der Spiegel video in German of their arrival in Berlin, and it just seems that I should be able to watch a video in English of the arrival of the American president and his family, but our news media is inexplicably absent, not bothering with coverage. That is shameful.

    • 192 jacquelineoboomer
      June 18, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      This has happened for all of his past trips, as far back as I can remember. Shameful and disgusting.

    • 193 hopefruit2
      June 18, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      No…they’re too busy planning Hillary’s 2016 campaign….Don’t have time to deal with anything of importance happening now.

    • 194 anniebella
      June 18, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      The people over there in Ireland didn’t seem to have a problem with FLOTUS wardrobe. And most of the people making the comments about FLOTUS wardrobe are the same people who criticize anything FLOTUS do. So to hell with the comments. FLOTUS is a grown woman, she wears what she likes.

  44. 195 debz
    June 18, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    I had a chance to watch the video of PBO’s interview on Charlie Rose. What an excellent interview. Charlie is the last of a dying breed. He seems to be the only person who knows how to do an interview. I love the end where he showed part of the President’s speech in Ireland. PBO is a true statesman. Sadly i haven’t seen much if anything of the President’s trip on the “liberal” blogs. But, TPM does have a quote from Bill Ayers! We are all doomed, with this media.

  45. 196 57andfemale
    June 18, 2013 at 5:04 pm

  46. June 18, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Holy smokes, you people are mega chatty today!! New post soon-ish!

    • 200 LDS
      June 18, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      Ms. Chips, you bring out the best in all of us…
      We have a lot to chat about and proud of our First Family. These haters are doing what hey do best.
      Thank you for all you do-ish here.

  47. June 18, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    I’ve been quietly lurking. Just wanted to say hello. I am so happy about the release of the IRS transcript, I had to finally speak. Issa is an ass! Of course, we already knew that…now everyone knows!

  48. 202 hopefruit2
    June 18, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Granholm is being pretty darn presumptuous here. How the hell does she know who PBO’s “successor” is going to be? Does she have some crystal ball that we aren’t privy to?

  49. 208 relellit
    June 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Alan Grayson, was on Martin Bashir bemoning his lose of privacy over this NSA/Snowjob hubbla.

    Martin Bashir asked that firebagger, Alan Grayson, what he thought about this NSA/Snowjob thing? , Alan Grayson replied what do you think Martin? Martin Bashir told Grayson he asks the question and the public wants to hear from him since he is a Congressman

    I was so happy to see Martin Bashir & Karren Finney push back on Alan Grayson. Really MSNBC should give Martin Bashir 2 slots since he is not afraid to speak the truth.

    • 209 57andfemale
      June 18, 2013 at 5:27 pm

      You know what I’d like to see? Just once? A Democratic congress-critter with the same ‘entertaining’ fire of an Alan Grayson, screaming “OUTRAGE” right back and peppering the discourse with truth over lies.

      Is there a reason Democrats can’t do that?

      • 210 hopefruit2
        June 18, 2013 at 5:40 pm

        Yes – They will NOT be invited on Cable news if they’re doing that.

        • 211 57andfemale
          June 18, 2013 at 5:46 pm

          I’d at least like to see them try to get some attention, instead of this mealy-mouthed b.s. that cedes the narrative to RWNJ’s and the likes of screamers like Alan Grayson who, for all his righteous passion, ain’t about to let any facts get in the way of his bias.

          • 212 hopefruit2
            June 18, 2013 at 5:50 pm

            I agree with you. But apparently too many Dem congressmen/women are to eager to get their faces on cable TV, and will say just about anything to have the camera spotlight.

            • 213 57andfemale
              June 18, 2013 at 6:07 pm

              I’m really sick and tired of this ‘independent’ b.s. that really means, “I’m here to diss PBO.” I’m not saying we have to be lockstep like the mindless Republicans; but come on. There was incidents that arise that require unity in order to hold things together. Dem’s continue to act as if it’s still LBJ with a monstrous Democratic majority, when you could afford to sound ‘independent’. We don’t have that luxury now, and a certain amount of discipline instills a sense of stability and strength in the electorate. I’m sick to death of Dem’s falling all over themselves to feign outrage without facts or a view of the long game.

              How many jumped on the ACORN bandwagon, without bothering to find out if any of the facts were true? Holy shit, Barbara Boxer was one of them! We have a razor-thin chance to stop this country from slipping into the abyss and they still don’t get it.

  50. 215 jacquelineoboomer
    June 18, 2013 at 5:30 pm

  51. 216 hopefruit2
    June 18, 2013 at 5:41 pm

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