What Do We Like?…Laughter


87 Responses to “What Do We Like?…Laughter”

  1. 1 Dudette
    July 8, 2013 at 11:44 pm


  2. 4 Dudette
    July 8, 2013 at 11:46 pm

  3. 5 Dudette
    July 8, 2013 at 11:47 pm

  4. 7 Dudette
    July 8, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    [Hmmming & twiddling thumbs while waiting for company]

    • 8 desertflower
      July 9, 2013 at 12:03 am

      I’m here:) Reading all the goodies! Laughing and reading…

      • 9 Dudette
        July 9, 2013 at 12:05 am

        Yay! Hello Friend! {{{ desertflower }}}
        I was sad, but now you’re here, my heart SINGS!! 😀

        • 10 desertflower
          July 9, 2013 at 12:14 am

          I’m blushing here:)!! Many a night I have been the only one here, posting tidbit after tidbit….basically talking to myself. It sucks….I’ll hang with you:)

          • 11 desertflower
            July 9, 2013 at 12:15 am

            and amk’s here! As long as he doesn’t make my head explode with those damn riddles ( I hate them) we’re good!

            • 12 Dudette
              July 9, 2013 at 12:37 am

              Grateful all of my lovely TOD fam! Unfortunately, I think I’m all tweeted out for the night. Gotta get up super early! So I’ll have to let you hold down the fort for the rest of us! Have a beautiful night! Catch ya tomorrow! 🙂

    • 13 amk for obama
      July 9, 2013 at 12:06 am

      Just for ya.

  5. 15 Dudette
    July 8, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    • July 9, 2013 at 12:27 am

      That thing looks huge. I’d like it up a GOP? My riddle.

    • July 9, 2013 at 6:56 am

      What would happen if the AMA decided enmasse not to do the ultrasound probe…because it is an unnecessary procedure.?

      • 18 jackiegrumbacher
        July 9, 2013 at 8:04 am

        Pf, that’s a brilliant idea. Not only is it unnecessary and costly, but it has a real risk of harming the fetus if a woman did CHOOSE to continue her pregnancy. There are good medical reasons why doctors should refuse. All insurance companies should refuse to cover it as well and put doctors on warning about that. Women should say upfront that they can’t afford, nor will they pay for, a medically unnecessary procedure. When states that write these laws push costs on individuals they can’t afford, they should refuse to pay.

  6. 19 Dudette
    July 8, 2013 at 11:54 pm

  7. 21 Dudette
    July 9, 2013 at 12:01 am

  8. 22 Dudette
    July 9, 2013 at 12:06 am

  9. 24 Ladyhawke
    July 9, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Wisconsin Joins the Misogynistic Ultrasound Club; Federal Judge Promptly Blocks the Law

    By Bob Cesca


    It’s also worth mentioning that there’s no other outpatient procedure that requires a doctor to have admitting privileges. Just abortions.
    It’s difficult to imagine a more egregious trespass against civil liberties than these laws. One by one, Republican state legislatures have actively assaulted the extraordinarily private, wholly personal rights of women and, in the process, have legislatively sanctioned a brutally unconstitutional, punitive and medically unnecessary ultrasound to be foisted upon women without their consent. Because, you know, “we’re the government and we’re here to help.”

    Comparatively, your anonymous metadata isn’t that big of a deal, now is it?



  10. 26 Dudette
    July 9, 2013 at 12:15 am

    • 27 nathkatun7
      July 9, 2013 at 1:35 am

      Dudette, I really like James Morrison. He is not afraid to speak TRUTH.

      • 28 jacquelineoboomer
        July 9, 2013 at 1:36 am

        I’m with ya there, nath!

      • July 9, 2013 at 7:09 am

        that is a good question…but make no mistake there is OUTRAGE in the minority community as once again we are reminded of our 2nd class citizenship and how easy it is for the majority community to strike down rights of the blk folks…it is not surprising there is little outrage among the MSM or among the so called PL…….but we as Blk folk have always had to struggle to be part of the political process…it is not new for us…that we have to continue to fight…and Fight we shall….



  11. 30 Dudette
    July 9, 2013 at 12:17 am

    • 31 desertflower
      July 9, 2013 at 12:25 am

      OMG. Powerful is an understatement.

    • July 9, 2013 at 12:34 am

      It is very powerful. But she looks great in bangs.

      • 33 lockewasright
        July 9, 2013 at 11:08 am

        That video is really hard to watch. Unfortunately, I also saw Kiera recently attacked in a really stupid conversation on Facebook too. Women were the ones who were attacking her. It was one of those really tedious posts that I have seen too often lately. There was a picture of her and the caption said something like ‘Real women have curves only a dog is attracted to a bone.’ Why is it ok to attack a woman for being slender?! They accused her of having an eating disorder or starving herself. They cut on her over and over again. It’s wrong. My wife is a slender woman. She is in her mid-thirties. She has given birth to our two children and eats like a champ. I made chicken, shrimp, and smoke sausage jambalaya from scratch last night (ok, ok, so the sausage was Hillshire Farms, but the rest was from scratch). My wife ate 2 and a half servings. She has tried most of her life to gain weight. Why must other women tell her that she is not beautiful just because they have a poor body image? Projecting their anguish on my wife or on Kiera does nobody any good. My wife is gorgeous just the way she is!

  12. 38 Jeff
    July 9, 2013 at 12:28 am


    One of the best articles I’ve found on the fake media created scandals.

    • 39 theo67
      July 9, 2013 at 12:46 am

      As I was reading the article, each name that was mentioned as a previous “ally” had me mumbling, “since when has this person been in President Obama’s corner”? It’s shocking how many of these media people seem to have worked to bring down President Obama.

      • 40 99ts
        July 9, 2013 at 4:26 am

        Yep – despite anything said by Salon – the “allies” lasted a week after the 1st election – and less than 24 hours after the 2nd. As mentioned in the Jeffrey Levin tweet below – one reason for that – everyone knows it – very few admit it.

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  15. 43 Dudette
    July 9, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Goodnight everybody! Love and laughter — always!

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  17. 46 jacquelineoboomer
    July 9, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Of course, I R/T’d, but …

  18. July 9, 2013 at 12:53 am

    For any Hip-hop heads this saddens me…. Mos-Def and Talib Kwali are some of my favorite NYC lyricists… I guess one last “Umi Says” classic song…..brilliant marketing campaign as well. Sold millions of Jordan’s…… pouring out some liquor Mos.

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  22. 53 jacquelineoboomer
    July 9, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Nothing to laugh at, but …

  23. 54 Betsy
    July 9, 2013 at 2:10 am

    Thanks for a got rat post UT!!!

  24. 58 99ts
    July 9, 2013 at 2:50 am

    Just watched Richard Wolfe discussing Snowden on the last word with Lawrence – they just wouldn’t go there and admit Snowden’s big change of heart about the government came with the 2nd term of PBO – nothing to do with anything else – to me – just a desire to bring down the blah guy.


    • 59 theo67
      July 9, 2013 at 2:55 am

      I’ve given up expecting much of anything worthwhile with these people. Richard Wolfe spent hours with President Obama in deep conversation doing research for his book, and he should know better. Lawrence was a chief contributor to the West Wing tv show, and he worked in Washington, so he should know better. Their cynicism and duplicity is exhausting.

      • 60 99ts
        July 9, 2013 at 4:23 am

        Hi theo – sorry I had to take off and pick up the man who supports my life style 🙂 from his work – Lawrence was still giving Snowden the time of day – it seemed that Richard Wolfe has enough of him & is not a supporter – but when talking of his (Snowden’s) “change of heart” – from when he supported Bush & Iraq – Wolfe just wouldn’t say the reality is – he was talked into attacking PBO & was too young and stupid to realize that fact. Most of those who support and encourage Snowden will not spend the rest of their lives in a hell hole country or in jail. Snowden is of an age with my daughter – and she is somewhat idealistic and anti the establishment – but I would be forever in utter despair if a child of mine thought this was a valid solution to 1st world problems.

        Yet another mess that those on the right have given to PBO to clean up. Just as well he is very skilled at sorting out their disasters.

      • July 9, 2013 at 7:12 am

        Their cynicism and duplicity is exhausting……



      • July 9, 2013 at 9:07 am

        Remember both Lawrence and Richard get paychecks from MSNBC – so that trumps everything. Just follow the $$$ money. And MSNBC (along with the rest of the MSM) has decided that they’re going to treat Snowden as some naive “kid” who idealistically found himself at odds with government malfeasance.

        Lawrence and Wolfe were being intellectually dishonest by insisting that Snowden started a larger “needed” debate about government surveillance. No he didn’t. This information was out there since 2006, and nary a peep from MSM about wanting to have a “needed” debate then. Furthermore, if we insist on having a “needed debate” about this form of government surveillance, then we also should be prepared to have a debate about how our information is being used by corporations and other non-government entities as well.

  25. 64 amk for obama
    July 9, 2013 at 2:58 am

  26. 66 amk for obama
    July 9, 2013 at 3:15 am

  27. 67 Anjo
    July 9, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Slept early and now up catching up on all the good stuff

  28. 68 Jeff
    July 9, 2013 at 3:29 am

    Read that PBO is planning to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by 2014. Sounds like he’s pissed off.

    • 69 utaustinliberal
      July 9, 2013 at 5:45 am

      He’s not pissed off. That was always the plan. He’s been saying this for years now. All troops will be out of Afghanistan in 2014. The one thing that has been fluid is the withdrawal date. It’s still being decided if it will be moved up or stick with the current plan. The way Karzai has been acting, the other part of the plan was if we leave residual non-combat troops like we do in other countries or if we do not. But the original plan has always been all troops (combat; as it was in Iraq) out of Afghanistan.

      • July 9, 2013 at 8:53 am

        Thank you ut for setting the record straight. I’m tired of people buying into MSM memes that PBO is just a reactionary, not knowing from one day to the next what he’s doing – when the opposite is true. The MSM distorted his plan for troop withdrawal by suggesting that he was not serious about 2014, when he has ALWAYS maintained that 2014 was the year this war would end.

  29. 71 Anjo
    July 9, 2013 at 4:33 am

    Good night-morning again time to go back to bed

  30. 72 Layla
    July 9, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Hello. I wish to thank all of you on TOD for your kind words and support during this awful tragedy. More tragic news to come for many…Please keep them in your prayers. VC, I pray for you and your family. GB, be a good girl and follow the physio’s directives. UT, a big thank you!

  31. 74 donna dem 4 obama
    July 9, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Well Good Morning TOD

    From everything I am reading on my timeline this morning I guess we had better gird our loins because the media has moved on from scandalgate and now is in full blow destroy ObamaCare mode.

    Please keep all this information below handy and be prepared to fight back against the myths and lies.


    and this


    I’m off to work so you all have a great productive O’Day!!

  32. 75 Jovie
    July 9, 2013 at 8:27 am

    But a senior Democratic aide said Democratic chairmen are concerned a partisan blowup over rules reform this month could imperil the chances of passing major reauthorization bills, such as the Strengthening America’s Schools Act and the defense authorization bill.
    Reid’s biggest obstacle is Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), chairman of the Armed Services Committee, who is in charge of shepherding the defense bill through the upper chamber. Levin has staunchly opposed meaningful limits to the minority party’s right to filibuster and helped derail reform efforts in January.

    Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/309733-crucial-nuclear-option-decision-arrives-for-majority-leader-reid#ixzz2YYBsM0ZE

  33. 76 amk for obama
    July 9, 2013 at 8:29 am

    More than one in two people think corruption has worsened over the last two years, according to a public opinion survey by Transparency International. Its annual Global Corruption Barometer found 27% of respondents said they had paid a bribe when accessing public services and institutions in the last year. The survey covered more than 100 countries. Perhaps it’s time to challenge our perceptions of corruption, writes BBC Newshour’s Tim Franks.

    The evidence suggests a global pandemic, a disease which infects and corrodes and rots. Most people appear to think it’s getting worse. And yet the reaction is often just a tut – it’s other people’s problem, or a shrug – it’s always been with us and it always will be.

    It is corruption


    There are some depressing, if predictable, trends. You are twice as likely to pay a bribe in a poor country as a rich one. In one in three countries, the greasiest palms belong to the police. In almost one in five, the judiciary. Overall, one in four people surveyed say they have paid a bribe.


    But the TI survey finds that people in the US, as with the UK, believe corruption is growing. And in the UK, while – full disclosure here – it’s the media who are seen as the most venal sector of public life, they’re run a close second by political parties.


  34. 77 Jovie
    July 9, 2013 at 8:32 am

    I don’t like Spitzer, but msnbc certainly loved Sanford running for congress.
    Lets just leave it at that!

    Good morning!

    • July 9, 2013 at 8:41 am

      They Eat their own/just another juicy tidbit the MSM will latch onto…gossip TV…

    • 79 Bill
      July 9, 2013 at 8:59 am

      I cannot remember a more self righteous group asking questions as the MJ panel did. Halpern asked Spitzer if he had really paid a price. “No, Mark, resigning as Governor of New York with my completely humiliated wife next to me was a walk in the park.”

  35. 80 Jovie
    July 9, 2013 at 8:49 am

    WHY this?

  36. 82 Mellesia Barnett
    July 9, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

  37. July 9, 2013 at 9:00 am

    In reference to the Salon article, “How the media outrageously blew the IRS scandal: A full accounting “:

    “…In short, the entire scandal narrative was a fiction. But it had real consequences… costing several people their careers…”

    People lost their jobs and reputations based on MSM reporting and supposition from untrue and unsubstantiated information. Yet, these “journalists” suffered NO consequences. They continue to carry on the farce they call reporting and continue to be paid well to do so.

    Bad reporting seems to have become the rule rather than the exception and the so-called “news” outlets are not held accountable.

    THIS is the scandal.

    • 84 99ts
      July 9, 2013 at 9:12 am

      I still wonder about the lady who started the IRS “scandal” by planting a question with a friend at a seminar – why did she do this? Who was behind her doing this? She took the 5th and refused to give testimony at the house enquiry. Does she just carry on being paid by the government?

      As for this definition “..On liberal MSNBC, that lapdog of the White House, Andrea Mitchell” – there are NO media pundits who could every be called such a thing. Salon has a very weird impression of media pundits. This is how they describe Chris Matthews – ““The story that’s going to haunt the Democratic Party is going to be this IRS story,” the liberal lion of MSNBC’s prime time said.” Chris Matthews is no liberal – and he sure isn’t a “lion” of any description.

      I live in Australia and I know more about the political leanings of the Washington media pundits than does anyone at Salon it would seem.

      • July 9, 2013 at 9:27 am

        I guess it helps their narrative…those that the media have identified as strong liberals (I not sure whose definition is being used) are turning on President Obama, then he has a real problem. To me, this is similar to the media identifying the black leaders/spokespersons for the African American community.

  38. July 9, 2013 at 9:06 am

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