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“Yes We Can”

Steve Benen: Following months of bipartisan negotiations, the U.S. Senate easily approved landmark immigration legislation with a 68-to-32 vote. In recognition of the seriousness with which Senate leaders took the issue, members took the unusual step of voting from their desks.

In the end, 14 Senate Republicans joined Senate Democrats in support of the proposal. Despite the so-called “border surge” and other provisions secured by GOP senators, 32 of the 46 Senate Republicans — about 70% of the caucus — still voted against the bill. (In 2006, 21 GOP senators voted for comprehensive immigration reform, suggesting, despite electoral pressures, the party is slowly becoming more hostile on the issue, not less.)

Immediately after the Gang of Eight’s bill was approved, Dream Act kids in the Senate gallery could be heard chanting, “Yes we can.”

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152 Responses to ““Yes We Can””


  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    June 27, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Ready!

  2. 6 pkayden
    June 27, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Let’s see if Boehner can herd his cats to get something sensible passed on immigration.

  3. 9 vcprezofan2
    June 27, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    John Boehner has a chance to ‘shine’. Will he? Or is he still sleeping?

    • 10 Layla
      June 27, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      he’s drunk!

      • 11 vcprezofan2
        June 27, 2013 at 5:35 pm

        You know, this is such a widely held belief I’m surprised none of Boehner’s friends/family seem to have been able to tell him that ‘it shows’ so he should get his act together. IMO that’s so sad.

        • 12 Bill
          June 27, 2013 at 5:37 pm

          It might be a family issue.

          • 13 vcprezofan2
            June 27, 2013 at 5:43 pm

            Maybe, but doesn’t he have a support system of other family/friends that actually care about him, to hold him up when he can’t do it on his own? As I said, I find that sad. He may be an incompetent dork, but he is a human and he may be ill. It’s embarrassing to see him looking stoned far too often. I don’t want him pretending to lead and messing up the governing works, but I don’t want to see him looking so pathetically helpless re his health.

            • 14 Bill
              June 27, 2013 at 5:55 pm

              Alcoholism is much worse in our country than many realize. His decision making may well be effected by his alcohol abuse. There is an AA meeting in the basement of the Capitol every morning that some Congress people and many staffers attend. He probably needs to check it out.

              • 15 vcprezofan2
                June 27, 2013 at 5:58 pm

                This is exactly the kind of suggestions I find it hard to believe has not been shared with Boehner. I suppose one cannot be forced to get help but there are times I see him on TV and I actually feel sorry for him.

        • June 27, 2013 at 5:40 pm

          He has to reign in his Teabag caucus – which has proven to be a very difficult thing for HIM in particular.

          • 18 vcprezofan2
            June 27, 2013 at 5:45 pm

            Well, as a couple of other votes have shown, if he reaches out to Nancy Smash she can help. 😀

      • 19 Bill
        June 27, 2013 at 5:35 pm

        It is 5:35. He is well on is way.

    • 20 vcprezofan2
      June 27, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      I for one, and going to be optimistic. #FORWARD

    • 26 anniebella
      June 27, 2013 at 5:49 pm

      John Boehner the cowardly lion must go see the Wizard to get some courage to do the right thing. Let’s see what the cowardly lion does.

  4. June 27, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Congrats on 1st VC.

    Regarding – Yes We Can ….

    Yes We MUST

  5. 29 sherijr
    June 27, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Sooo where are we headed tonight… any dinner parties planned.. one more night in Senegal right? I must say the photos of Senegal shows it to be a beautiful country.. I’ve always wanted to visit Africa, I think Senegal would be an excellent choice.

  6. 30 nospin
    June 27, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Report: Wikileaks Volunteer Was Paid FBI Informant

    A longtime Wikileaks volunteer who was close to Julian Assange became a paid informant for the FBI. Sigurdur Thordarson, 20, of Iceland told Wired he received $5,000 from the FBI in exchange for sharing Wikileaks chat logs, video, and other data with the U.S. government.

    According to Wired, Thordarson approached the U.S. government in August 2011 and was flown internationally for debriefings with the FBI a total of four times. When asked why he came to the FBI, Thoradson said “I guess I cooperated because I didn’t want to participate in having [hacking gangs] Anonymous and Lulzsec hack for Wikileaks, since then you’re definitely breaking quite a lot of laws.”

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/report-wikileaks-volunteer-was-paid-fbi-informant

  7. June 27, 2013 at 5:42 pm

  8. 47 Nena20409
    June 27, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Senegal has 12M Plus in population.

    Tanzania has 42M plus in population.

    South Africa has 50M plus in population.

    Zizi2 thanks for the education yesterday.

    • 48 nathkatun7
      June 27, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      Thanks to you, and Zizi excellent post, for highlighting these facts! It’s really a shame that the MSM has manufactured this ugly controversy about the President’s trip to Africa. Africa not only has some of the fastest growing economies, but it also has the youngest and the fastest growing population. On top of that, the continent is rich in natural resources that the world depends on.

  9. 49 Judith Fardig
    June 27, 2013 at 5:45 pm

  10. 50 Nena20409
    June 27, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    ¡SÍ SE PUEDE!

    FORWARD!

  11. 51 Layla
    June 27, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Texas celebrated the “sanctity of life” by executing it’s 500th victim.

  12. June 27, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Al Jazeera America is going to have a dedicated viewer in me. From an email I just received.

    Hello,

    Student loans, pollution, infrastructure, nuclear power.

    These are just some of the stories people from across the United States want to see featured on Al Jazeera America and our first Google+ Hangout, which takes place tomorrow, Friday, June 28, at 12pm ET / 9am PT.

    Have another topic in mind? There’s still time to submit what you think we should cover. Head to Google+
    or Facebook right now and make a suggestion.

    Then be sure to tune in to the Google+ Hangout tomorrow and get a sense of what you can expect from Al Jazeera America.

    We can’t yet say exactly which topics we’ll discuss, but the heart of Al Jazeera America will definitely be on display: connecting diverse and underreported stories and the people who are experiencing them with an engaged audience.

    For us to stay true to this format, we need you to pitch in.

    Take the first step today and help us shape tomorrow’s Google+ Hangout by RSVP’ing and putting forward a topic for coverage.

    It only takes a few seconds, and you might just see yourself and your story featured on the Google+ Hangout!

    Thanks for being a part of this,

    – The Al Jazeera America Team

    • 53 Layla
      June 27, 2013 at 5:53 pm

      There is also talk that Soledad Obrien is joining

      • June 27, 2013 at 5:57 pm

        Oh, that would be awesome, but I thought she was joining Bryant Gumbel on HBO.

        • 55 Layla
          June 27, 2013 at 6:04 pm

          HP
          Soledad O’Brien could be producing her next documentary for Al Jazeera America, TV Newser reported on Wednesday.

          The website tweeted, “We’re hearing @soledad_obrien is in advanced negotiations for production deal with Al Jazeera America.” The New York Times’ Brian Stelter tweeted an affirmation of the report, as well.

          O’Brien stepped down as a regular host on CNN in March, after network president Jeff Zucker canceled her show “Starting Point.” O’Brien’s show was replaced by “New Day,” which debuted last week. Since exiting her previous role, O’Brien has entered into a production relationship with CNN, creating documentaries and other programs for the network. The agreement allows her production company Starfish Media to produce shows for other outlets, as well.

          O’Brien was the face of CNN’s “In America” series, which will continue under the new agreement. She will also be a reporter for Bryan Gumbel’s monthly sports magazine show “HBO Real Sports.”

    • 56 Bill
      June 27, 2013 at 5:57 pm

      MSNBC and CNN should be very nervous. FOX not so much.

    • 58 pkayden
      June 27, 2013 at 6:15 pm

      Hope they keep Bill Press and Stephanie Miller shows (although I don’t really watch Press religiously anymore).

      • 59 Bill
        June 27, 2013 at 6:22 pm

        Bill Press thinks Snowden is a hero and Eric Holder should be fired. He said today that PBO wants to start a “third war” in Syria. He has gone all emoprog. Stephanie Miller is great.

  13. June 27, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Italy Spain match Con fed. Cup is bananas!!! 6-6 pk’s

  14. 78 nospin
    June 27, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Someone may already have posted this earlier today but just in case it was missed ….

    Pelosi mulling ‘John Lewis Voting Rights Act’ to overturn Supreme Court decision

    Former Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Wednesday that Congressional Democrats are planning new legislation to render ineffective Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision on Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, the historic 1965 legislation that guaranteed equal access to the vote for all Americans, regardless of race or ethnicity. According to The Hill, Pelosi is already considering naming the prospective bill after civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis (D).

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/06/27/pelosi-mulling-john-lewis-voting-rights-act-to-overturn-supreme-court-decision/

  15. June 27, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    End of last thread: They messed w/ the wrong woman, and by god they sure know how to make things worse!

    • June 27, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      Video is in link: Not sure if it shows up in tweet pending on browser….

      • 83 a4alice
        June 27, 2013 at 7:50 pm

        perry that is complete and utter bullshyte. did you see what he’s doing there? pandering to his audience, using the tools guilt and shame to make himself and his audience feel morally superior while he “shames” sen. davis. Really fracking reprehensible behavior but hey, it’s perry so why am I not surprised.

  16. 84 57andfemale
    June 27, 2013 at 5:54 pm

  17. 86 Layla
    June 27, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    AP

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced Thursday the suspension of U.S. trade privileges for Bangladesh because of concerns over labor rights and worker safety that intensified after hundreds died there in the global garment industry’s worst accident.

    In a proclamation, Obama said Bangladesh was not taking steps to afford internationally recognized worker rights to employees in the South Asian country.

    U.S. Trade Representative Mike Froman said the U.S. will, however, start new discussions with Bangladesh on improving workers’ conditions so the duty-free benefits that cover some 5,000 products can be restored. He didn’t say when that might be, noting that it would depend on Bangladesh’s actions.

    Bangladesh’s Foreign Ministry called the suspension “harsh” and had been taken despite its concrete actions to improve factory safety.

  18. 88 Byo
    June 27, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    @vcprez-
    Pls look at the previous thread re my humbly recommended books. Way towards the end. Thanks.

    • 89 pickle48
      June 27, 2013 at 6:29 pm

      I am all in favor!!

    • 90 vcprezofan2
      June 27, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      Hi Byo! Am fluttering in and out like a butterfly today. Thanks for being willing to join in, and for your suggestions. Much appreciated.

      If we can persuade Ms Chips or a Chipadee to do this variant for a night-time post I plan to suggest that people who make suggestions share one book at a time, ALONG WITH a few sentences basically highlighting some aspect of the story. That way, I’m thinking, we …

      a) make it easier for the village to get a quick feel for the novel.
      b) won’t feel overwhelmed without having little hints to help us choose
      c) won’t ‘exhaust our supplies’ in one post.
      d) etc. etc.

      I sure hope you will participate if/when we get it going. [ATTN: Ms Chips & Chipadees – What about a book-of-the-week post?]

      • June 27, 2013 at 11:21 pm

        I LOVE this idea, vc! How did I miss this? It has my vote anyway.

        • 92 vcprezofan2
          June 28, 2013 at 12:06 am

          A-ha, the petition is growing! 😀 I’ll bring it up again once we return from Africa. My selfish reason = It really might be the incentive to get me reading again and thereby kickstart the rejuvenation of my atrophying brain.

          • June 28, 2013 at 12:15 am

            Summer is the perfect time! I used to listen to CBC a lot and looked forward to the Canada Reads competition.

            • 94 vcprezofan2
              June 28, 2013 at 12:24 am

              You know how they say ‘the grass is always greener ……’ I have never followed Canada Reads, primarily because the only time my radio is on is when I’m in the car. I don’t watch TV either. My offspring who was allergic to noise when he was younger used to tell visiting playmates whenever they got too noisy for him ‘this is a quiet house’. You are right though, Maryl – summer is the perfect time to focus on something like this. I’m looking forward to it already and it’s not even been brought to an executive meeting yet.

              • June 28, 2013 at 12:30 am

                I usually only listen in the car, but was able to pickup CBC from Windsor (I live near Detroit). I used to love Peter Gzoski and Vicki Gabereau, White Coat Black Art, Age of Advertising and many more! Sadly when they changed from AM to FM I could no longer get them. Just writing about this reminds me how much I enjoyed them and how much I missed them. It was also easier to listen to the news because it wasn’t US centered so I could take an interest in Canadian politics and not be so emotional. In my teenage years I really enjoyed CKLW with all the latest Beatle songs and groups from England. And CBC TV was wonderful for Olympic coverage with no inane host chattering, and also showing events other than things the Americans were supposed to medal in!

                • 96 vcprezofan2
                  June 28, 2013 at 12:48 am

                  My goodness, you have been far more ‘canadian’ than I! The only one of those I really paid any attention to was ‘Age of Advertising’ and as I said, only if I was in the car. And indeed, my media time did increase during Olympics. And in years gone by I used to love to watch figure skating even if my heart was always in my throat whenever whoever was setting up for a jump. Yes indeed, those were the days!

                  I’m going to try and complete one thread before heading to bed. I am very tired. I literally stayed up all night last night completing my overdue income tax, since offspring needed some of my tax data to fill out one of this university application.

  19. 98 57andfemale
    June 27, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Sally Kohn is on a roll:

    • 99 Layla
      June 27, 2013 at 6:18 pm

      Q: What is the definition of safe sex down in Texas?
      A: Placing signs on the animals that kick.

  20. 100 nospin
    June 27, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Off topic but …well

    Drunk Texan kills himself while playing with gun

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/06/27/drunk-texan-kills-himself-while-playing-with-gun/

  21. June 27, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    So, wait, Sippy Cupp left MSNBC?

    • 102 nospin
      June 27, 2013 at 6:18 pm

      yes. She is going to CNN.

      S.E. Cupp: Shockingly pathetic that people consider state Sen. Wendy Davis heroic

      Per S.E. – “This lionizing of Wendy Davis, who is a politician and did what politicians are supposed to do I think would make Susan B. Anthony and Fredrick Douglass and Rosa Parks roll over in their graves,” Cupp said. “Our standards for what counts as a hero today have become so shockingly, pathetically low.”

      http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/06/26/s-e-cupp-shockingly-pathetic-that-people-consider-state-sen-wendy-davis-heroic/

      • June 27, 2013 at 6:19 pm

        That’s the story I was reading, which made me ask the question.

        God, CNN, really, you’ve been unwatchable since you canned Aaron Brown.

      • 104 pkayden
        June 27, 2013 at 6:24 pm

        If standing up without touching the podium, eating, drinking or using the bathroom for 11 hours, plus having to stay on topic and speak coherently for 11 hours, is not heroic, then what is?

        Cupp needs to sit herself down. Could never watch that show on MSNBC because of her. Glad she’s leaving and going to CNN, which I never watch.

      • 105 nathkatun7
        June 27, 2013 at 10:09 pm

        What an ignorant statement! I think some one should send her a copy of J.F.K’s book: “Profiles in Courage.”

    • 106 anniebella
      June 27, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      I didn’t watch Ms. Cupp on MSNBC and sure won’t watch her and Newt on CNN. No matter how much I like Ms. Cutter.

      • 107 nathkatun7
        June 27, 2013 at 10:12 pm

        I am right there with you, Anniebella! Despite my deep admiration of Ms. Cutter, there is nothing that the right wing CNN can do make turn on their channel.

  22. 108 nospin
    June 27, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    On this Saturday Join FLOTUS for a Google Hangout

    On Saturday, June 29th, the First Lady is hosting a special event that will connect young people in South Africa with young people in the U.S. to discuss the importance of education and our shared future — and you can be a part of it. Here’s how:

    Watch the event live on June 29th at 9:30 a.m. ET on WhiteHouse.gov/FLOTUSinAfrica and the White House Google+ page
    Use the hashtag #FLOTUSinAfrica on Twitter and Google+ to join the discussion and ask questions
    Check out the Connecting Continents community on Google+ to continue the conversation

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/06/27/connecting-continents-join-google-hangout-first-lady-michelle-obama-south-africa

  23. 109 desertflower
    June 27, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Talking Points Memo ‏@TPM 1h
    RT @sahilkapur I asked McCain if the GOP can recover in 2016 if immigration reform dies. His full response: “No.”
    Retweeted by Bob Cesca

    Ball in your court, Boner!

    • 110 pkayden
      June 27, 2013 at 6:26 pm

      It’s really not up to Boehner. It’s up to the T’Baggers who control Repubs in the House. I don’t know how he’s going to get them to pass any immigration reform given their bigotry. Good luck to him. He may need a few drinks to get him through the next few weeks.

      • June 27, 2013 at 6:36 pm

        Short answer: he’s not. He’s already said that any immigration plan has to get a majority of both Dems and GOP. Anything which would be acceptable to the GOP would be as appetizing as Klingon food to the Dems. And, let’s face it, there’s a large rump of the GOP which wants nothing other than to deport all the brownies and put landmines on the border. And by rump, I mean a majority. I’ll be happy to be proven wrong, but I might just be happier to use this to hammer the GOP in 2014 and 2016. Rusty just doesn’t have room for maneuver; the nutjobs in the caucus have said that they’ll stage a coup if he does immigration without the Hastert rule.

        • 112 desertflower
          June 27, 2013 at 6:48 pm

          As much as my heart would empathize with those in dire need of this reform passing now…if this goes down, I think that Dems will have a much better chance of taking back the house next year…and in turn, we can put together a MUCH better plan for immigration reform…starting with not wasting $30B on a damn useless fence!

  24. 113 Layla
    June 27, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Once a couple of texans were driving through Albuquerque. When they stopped
    for gas, the attendant noticed that their Cadillac (with the cow horns on the
    hood) was loaded down with camping gear. The attendant asked where they were
    heading.
    “Wa-ill,” Drawled the texan, “war a headin’ up thuh Jay-may-ezz Mountin’s”
    “Excuse me,? Where?”
    “Up thuh Jay-may-ezz Mountins, Nawrth of heah”
    The attendant scratched his head. “You know, I’ve lived here all my life
    and I have no idea where you’re talking about.”
    “Wa-ill, if’n yuh go up tuh Burn-uh-lill-o, hang a laift, go up to
    San-wy-sid-ruh, hang a right’n keep awn a goin’, Yuh’ll be in the jay-may-ezz
    Mountins.”
    “OOOhhhh, I get it! You see, here in New Mexico, we pronounce spanish
    names with the spanish pronunciation. A ‘j’ is pronounced like an ‘h’; a
    double ‘l’ is pronounced like a ‘y’; and ‘y’ and ‘i’ are pronounced like a
    double ‘e’. So, you’re going up to Bernallilo (ber-nal-ee-yo), then San
    Ysidro (san ee-seed-ro) and then up into the Jemez (Hey-mes) Mountains,”
    explained the attendant. “Anyway you guys look like you’re loaded down,
    how long are you gonna be up there?”
    “Oh, war cummin’ back sometime late Hune, early Huly.”

  25. 114 nospin
    June 27, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Old news but still great news

    Business Leaders Support President Obama’s Plan to Reduce Carbon Pollution

    On Tuesday, President Obama laid out his plan to reduce carbon pollution—just like we have for other toxins like mercury and arsenic—so we protect the health of our children, move our economy toward American-made clean energy sources that will create good jobs and lower energy bills, and begin to slow the effects of climate change. The plan was immediately met with broad support from business leaders across a broad array of industries. Here’s a quick look at what they’re saying:

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/06/27/business-leaders-support-president-obamas-plan-reduce-carbon-pollution

  26. 115 nospin
    June 27, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Expanding Employment Opportunities for Young People in Conservation
    Secretary Sally Jewell

    ” We announced a public-private partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Federation to support conservation employment and volunteer opportunities that will expose young people to valuable work experience on our public lands. The $4.2 million in grants were awarded to 22 projects in 10 states and will support more than 600 young people with employment opportunities and over 1,000 with volunteer opportunities throughout the West.

    These grants support the Obama Administration’s efforts to develop a 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) — a national effort to provide young Americans and returning veterans with training and work experience on our public lands to develop the next generation of conservationists.
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/06/27/expanding-employment-opportunities-young-people-conservation

  27. June 27, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Hey look, another *scandal* falls to the wayside…… After the David Sanger book came out last year GOP blamed WH, whoops!!!

    • 117 nospin
      June 27, 2013 at 6:35 pm

      lovelyplains, I read that and had to chuckle. GOP forever loud forever wrong.

      • June 27, 2013 at 6:52 pm

        Looks like we know why PBO passed over Gen. James ” Hoss” Cartwright…… for JCOS & picked Dempsey…. at the time ” Hoss” was considered the closest military advisor to PBO…. then some weird story about a relationship w/ a female subordinate leaked esentially ending his career. Looks like that was Obama admin doing the okie-doke…… I bet GOP will still try to it to PBO now due to his reported closenes….

  28. June 27, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    It is not clear how Sall identified that the man was the person in the book, considering Obama did not name him and wrote only that they met as Obama was playing pool at a bar midway between Madrid and Barcelona. Obama wrote that the man, who did not speak English, bought him coffee and they traveled to Barcelona together, communicating in broken Spanish.

  29. 120 Layla
    June 27, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    AP
    DAKAR, Senegal — President Barack Obama is in Africa to promote democracy and trade but he can’t keep his mind off the NBA draft about to begin back home.

    During his toast at a state dinner Thursday in Dakar, Obama said he couldn’t be in the country and not mention the draft.

    That’s because Senegal native Gorgui Dieng is in the mix, and Obama hopes his beloved Chicago Bulls will add Dieng to its roster.

    Obama is an avid basketball fan. He called Dieng, who played center for Louisville, an “outstanding big man” and said “maybe the Bulls will get him.”

    • June 27, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      Loual Deng, who played at Duke, is already on their roster…. though he may be traded during tonights NBA draft

      • June 27, 2013 at 6:53 pm

        Meh, NBA draft. I would be much more interested if the Lakers had ONE FREAKING 1ST ROUND PICK! We’ve traded them all away to build an all-star collection of players, but neglected to build a team.

        • June 27, 2013 at 6:57 pm

          Dwight Howard wants out…. and Brooklyn is about to trade 2-3 future 1rd picks for K.G. Pierce & J.Terry… that will be one hell of a roster w/ D. Williams, Joe Johson, and Brooke Lopez……. w/ Jason Kid coaching! If anything must watch TV…..

          • June 27, 2013 at 6:59 pm

            Oh, I know Dwight wants out, but I’m just positive he’ll be convinced to stay by all the billboards the Lakers are putting up around town. I’m just sure of it!

            Ugh.

            • June 27, 2013 at 7:02 pm

              I’ve seen those… LOL, you guys are gonna be a skeleton crew in 1 yr. Kobe will be done, Artest is washed up, Gasol is a joke…… lucky you got rid of Bynum, but never gave him a real chance…. he was the future. At least you have Steve Nash!

              • June 27, 2013 at 7:04 pm

                Oh well, we’ve survived fallow periods before. We went from 88 to 2000 without winning a thing. This too shall pass.

                Now, if Jeannie can organize a coup against Jim and take over the running of the club, we’ll be in better shape.

                • June 27, 2013 at 7:11 pm

                  Can you explain the how she ended up w/ Phil Jackson thing? Still puzzles me to this day… Now that Jerry is gone the bro’s are probably bogarting her out of the front office…. Oh well, at least you can go watch Billy Crystal on the sidelines of the Clippers games at Staples!

          • June 27, 2013 at 7:20 pm

            Maybe Boston wasn’t a good fit for him but I have my doubts about Terry.

    • 130 anniebella
      June 27, 2013 at 7:25 pm

      The Bulls need a healthy Derrick Rose back.

  30. June 27, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    This is the same Company that forced their workers to take unpaid day and stand behind Mitt Romney for an event and TV ad!!!

  31. 133 a4alice
    June 27, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    hey this is cool! check this out.

  32. June 27, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    New post in 22-36-ish mins.

  33. June 27, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    • 139 anniebella
      June 27, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      hopefruit2, thanks for explaining things to that bumbling fool Chris Hayes.

      • 140 nathkatun7
        June 27, 2013 at 10:24 pm

        Anniebella, I join you in thanking Hopefruit! She is always on top of everything! She never lets what Bobfr calls “Newstainers” get away with BS! She is absolutely fearless!

    • 141 arapaho415
      June 27, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      Thank you HF2.

      Hayes is so clueless, hopefully he’ll start to understand.

      Maybe all our tweets to him should be hashtagged #WhitePrivilege.

      Maybe he should ask himself whether the story reeks of #WhitePrivilege before it airs (or ask his non-white show producer (right? I have no idea who the show’s producer is)).

  34. June 27, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    “”no I’m not going to be scrambling jets for a 29 year old hacker.”

    And he paused before he said hacker. In one sentence PBO reduced Snowden to a footnote. The victory tour is over.

  35. June 27, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Meant to post this yesterday. So someone probably already posted before, but so funny worth reading twice.

    Scalia Arrested Trying to Burn Down Supreme Court

    In a shocking end to an illustrious legal career, police arrested Justice Antonin Scalia today as he attempted to set the Supreme Court building ablaze.

    Justice Scalia, who had seemed calm and composed during the announcement of two major rulings this morning, was spotted by police minutes later outside the building, carrying a book of matches and a gallon of kerosene….

    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/06/scalia-arrested-trying-to-burn-down-supreme-court.html

  36. June 27, 2013 at 7:42 pm

  37. June 27, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    An essential strategy is to have it on record as much as possible that the GOP & @SpeakerBoehner have a BIPARTISAN Immigration Reform Bill that can pass in the House, in a Bipartisan vote, TODAY. The more people realize that Boehner allowed the #Teabaggers to obstruct the more leverage we will have in 2014 & 2016.

    Best advice anyone can give him …

  38. 150 forus50
    June 27, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Quite frankly the best thing to happen for immigration and the country as a whole is for Boehner to fail at passing it. Then in 2014 minorities will need to come out in droves to get the House back to Pelosi. The following week, the bill passes. So the long game isn’t even that long; one year wait. In fact I’m sure that’s what POTUS and Pelosi have considered and they weren’t too concerned if there wasn’t strong Republican support in the Senate today.

  39. June 27, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Sorry if this has already been posted but it’s simply beautiful.


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