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12:45: Press Briefing by Jay Carney

1:0: First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks to mayors and other local officials engaged in Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (direct WH Live link)

2:0: President Obama Awards the 2012 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal

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99 Responses to “Coming Up”

  1. 3 amk for obama
    July 10, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Hi. Bye.

  2. 4 utaustinliberal
    July 10, 2013 at 12:29 pm


  3. 5 utaustinliberal
    July 10, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    • 6 57andfemale
      July 10, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      Retweeted, FB’ed and ready to shove under the noses of any naysayers.

      Also, preparing letters to CVS and Costco where I get prescriptions to ‘expect’ that they will follow suit.

      • July 10, 2013 at 1:52 pm

        Game over. I suspect Kaiser Permanente and Rite Aid to jump in on this as well.

        • 8 57andfemale
          July 10, 2013 at 2:13 pm

          I heard a really good point this morning on Stephanie Miller: the insurance companies are invested in this. Yeah, yeah, they can’t pay for preexisting conditions without the individual mandate. But the important point: more customers. They know that Boehner is blowing smoke up his already polluted posterier…..

          • July 10, 2013 at 2:22 pm

            I remeber before the Supreme Court ruled on Obamacare that three of the major insurers came out and said that even if SCOTUS overturned ACA they would still implement it. Money talks and there was no way they were going to let the Scalia gang or Johnny Orange and these tea party twits stop them.

            • 10 57andfemale
              July 10, 2013 at 2:32 pm

              So all of this is b.s. posturing by Boehner for the benefit of the RWNJ’s gerrymandered into virtually permanent seats.

              think about this: there will be an entire generation who will not know that the Federal Congress was supposed to function, to compromise, to work together, to create public works jobs to spur the economy…… Just like there’s an entire generation that has no idea what the United States was like pre-911. Terrifying.

    • 11 57andfemale
      July 10, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      Although Costco is already doing some of this – in order to sell their health insurance which is fine by me. Costco has rejected me, twice, until ACA.

      I applied online – the rates were ‘excellent’, but of course we know that before ACA these rates only applied if you never had a hang nail or bought a bandage. I clicked ‘send’ and within 15 minutes I had been rejected. They saw ‘asthma’ and that was that.

      All that is about to change. Listening to Boehner huff and puff about repeal because the ‘penalty’ still applies to individual mandate.

      It’s not a ‘penalty’ to have access to affordable, available health care that has been denied so many of us for so long.

  4. 12 MightyPamela
    July 10, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Scramblin’ in y’all! 😉

  5. July 10, 2013 at 12:40 pm

  6. July 10, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    The Decline of North Carolina

    Published: July 9, 2013 851

    Every Monday since April, thousands of North Carolina residents have gathered at the State Capitol to protest the grotesque damagethat a new Republican majority has been doing to a tradition of caring for the least fortunate. Nearly 700 people have been arrested in the “Moral Monday” demonstrations, as they are known. But the bad news keeps on coming from the Legislature, and pretty soon a single day of the week may not be enough to contain the outrage.

    In January, after the election of Pat McCrory as governor, Republicans took control of both the executive and legislative branches for the first time since Reconstruction. Since then, state government has become a demolition derby, tearing down years of progress in public education, tax policy, racial equality in the courtroom and access to the ballot.


  7. 15 desertflower
    July 10, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Top Conservative Cat ‏@TeaPartyCat 27m
    “George was so afraid for his life that he forgot how to drive or lock the doors, so he HAD to get out and start shooting.” #zimmermantrial
    Retweeted by Jeff Gauvin

  8. July 10, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    5 Statements That Show Why Elisabeth Hasselbeck Will Fit Right In On Fox And Friends

    By Rebecca Leber on Jul 10, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Fox and Friends will have a new co-host come September to replace Gretchen Carlson: Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Rumors suggested for months that Hasselbeck would leave The View, where she represented the conservative position and often clashed with other co-hosts. In a statement, ABC said of Hasselbeck leaving that, “She stood behind her political views even if they were not the most popular opinions at the table never shying away from voicing a difficult question.”

    Hasselbeck will be right at home at Fox and Friends, a show that has pushed some wild conspiracy theories about how Spongebob Squarepants has a “global warming agenda,” the Labor Department cooked the jobs report, and Hillary Clinton faked her December concussion to avoid testifying before Congress.

    Here are five examples of Hasselbeck’s right-wing views:

    1. Morning-after pill is like abandoning a baby in the street. It’s no secret Hasselbeck is against abortion, arguing women only get them for “superficial reasons.” In 2006, she argued that emergency contraception is “the same thing as birthing a baby and leaving it out in the street!”

    2. Older lesbian women just couldn’t get a man. Her theory on why lesbians come out later in life is that older men prefer young women, “leaving older women with no one.”


  9. 18 desertflower
    July 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Phillip M. McKenzie ‏@pmmckenzie 3m
    Republicans have succeeded in filibustering a Democratic Party #StudentLoan proposal. 6.8% interest rate remains locked in.
    Retweeted by Jeff Gauvin
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    Because “Our People are Corporations” said the republicans.

  10. 19 dotster3
    July 10, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Just senseless….

  11. 20 Bill
    July 10, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Rubio just said on the Senate floor he paid off over $100,000 in student loans after becoming Senator with revenues from his book “which is now in paperback”. He is blaming the student loan problem on the cost of people wanting to get four year degrees. He said “electives are a waste of time”. In other words, he got his, paid off his loans because he is a Senator, and the hell with everyone else.

    • 21 desertflower
      July 10, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      That’s the way they ALL feel! I got mine, screw you! Greed Over People

    • 22 Jessica
      July 10, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      College costs was the driving force in me joining the military. With the GI bill covering my education I can focus on doing what I love and maybe start my own business. My sister will owe about 90,000 but she’ll be an audiologist.

      • 23 Bill
        July 10, 2013 at 1:10 pm

        Rubio Is offering no solutions to the cost of a traditional four year degree. His suggestion is to do something else. He gave an example of going to work at his friend’s BMW dealership in Miami out of high school and learning the car business instead of taking worthless liberal arts courses. As Rick Santorum said “college is for snobs”.

    • 24 anniebella
      July 10, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      All I can say is if we are to have a chance, we have to come out to vote in 2014 and send these dam Republicans a mess they will understand.

    • July 10, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      this is who he is.

      there is no shock in the least.

    • 26 arkluvspbo
      July 10, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      Bill, these congresscritters are really doubling down on the stupid…they are just making it worse and worse for themselves and I REALLY hope citizens are paying attention.

  12. July 10, 2013 at 12:52 pm


  13. 29 dotster3
    July 10, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Awww—–(slightly OT)——look at Jimmy Fallon’s dog, Gary. It’s his birthday today!

  14. 30 vitaminlover
    July 10, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Alex Wagner needs to watch her mouth. I did NOT appreciate her comment saying that it’s a wonder President Obama got as many Hispanic votes as he did. Of COURSE he got a lot of Hispanic votes. This media is to obsessed with President Obama in the wrong way!

    • 31 57andfemale
      July 10, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      She is a major disappointment. How do these idiots keep their jobs? Any cursory reading of polls during the 2012 election cycle showed that Hispanics cared about jobs, education and health care. why WOULDN”T PBO get their votes, positively, not to mention that the entire Republican Party acted like anyone with a Hispanic surname should be sent to Mexico.

      • 32 Bill
        July 10, 2013 at 1:26 pm

        When Alex Wagner is on the MSNBC evening shows she is far more supportive of PBO and not as silly. She is either under instructions or understands she is expected to have a different tone than during the day.

      • July 10, 2013 at 2:04 pm

        I think they just do a miserable job at trying to plat devil’s advocate. I don’t know why liberals can’t advocate for their position like the idiots on the right do. It’s that same old “fairness factor”, that always kicks our ass. It’s quite sickening.

        • 34 57andfemale
          July 10, 2013 at 2:19 pm

          Don’t get me started. We have to play ‘fair’ instead of playing effectively? We’re ‘independent’ when it means harming the best President we’ve seen in 50 years? That’s not independence, that’s destruction.

          And the absurd notion that we can’t reform the filibuster because ‘they might do it to us’. THEY ARE GOING TO DO IT TO US if they ever get the majority in the Senate, you IDIOTS.

          The instant ‘independent prosecutor’ law after Nixon ended up being a blanket rubber stamp, which was eliminated just in time so that a criminal like Bush wouldn’t be affected by it.

          The first thing Repubs will do if, God forbid, they get the Senate, is end the filibuster in the form that they have abused it. They will render the minority completely moot. Hey, monsters like Liz Cheney think they’ve been too nice to Dem’s. They will destroy democracy as we know it.

          But by all mean, the likes of Bill Press and Alex Wagner — be ‘fair’ and yell about the NSA and PBO not doing enough for Hispanics when polls show otherwise. Go ahead and show your ‘independence’. You’ll have plenty to scream about if these monsters get anywhere close to power ever again. maybe if you actually cared about returning progressive values to the U.S., you would have supported this President.

    • 35 Bill
      July 10, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      Except for the 1% and old white southern males it is a wonder Romney got any votes.

      • July 10, 2013 at 2:10 pm

        Bill the Republicans had cheated so much…rigging machines, suppressing votes, switching registrations…they knew they had won. They aren’t stupid…they can count like everyone else. They just hadn’t cheated enough which is why they’re still gobsmacked about the loss. They said it themselves…what did the guy say…”there was these Black people showed up to vote; thing is nobody’d ever seen ’em before”.

    • 37 57andfemale
      July 10, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    • 38 anniebella
      July 10, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      It’s a wonder Alex Wagner still has a show. Bring on Joy Reid.

  15. 40 desertflower
    July 10, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I found something disturbing from the Western Conference Conservative site…should I post?

    • 41 Layla
      July 10, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      Df, just post the link with an ALERT and let people decide if they wish to read on….my opinion only.

      • 42 desertflower
        July 10, 2013 at 1:42 pm

        it’s a video…. I have to go tutor a couple of kids in a few….I’ll check back. What drove me there was an ad for the Conference to be held where I live… I wanted to see where it was and who would be there. Every loon you can think of. I hope they bake. AZ in July isn’t people friendly….would like to see if AZ Dems would be willing to go there and have a little rally of our own 🙂 And then I came upon this video…. “First Ever Obama Beauty Pageant” where they try and humiliate PBO supporters (who knows if they REALLY are!….but they’re black…so that adds to the issues I have) by asking them questions like they ask at beauty pageants….with a condescending ” reporter asking the questions. These people are really, really revolting

  16. 45 Allison
    July 10, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Not only is Sam Kass knowledgeable, he’s fine too!

  17. 48 desertflower
    July 10, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Oh, Pllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaasssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!


    GOP Bill Would Block Federal Funding To Schools That Ban Imaginary Guns

  18. 52 57andfemale
    July 10, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    • 53 desertflower
      July 10, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      You should read this… http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/matt-miller-boehner-cantor-wax-orwellian-on-health-care/2013/07/10/291505a6-e95c-11e2-aa9f-c03a72e2d342_story.html

      “We agree with you that the burden was overwhelming for employers,” Republican leaders wrote to the president Tuesday, “but we also believe American families need the same relief.”

      The same relief? How dumb do they think Americans are? “Relief” from the certainty that they’ll have access to group health coverage no matter their health status? “Relief” from income-based subsidies if they need help to buy a private health plan? “Relief” from finally knowing that they can never go broke from serious illness in one of the richest countries on earth? “Relief” from the job lock that binds countless Americans to large employers when they’d rather start a business or work on their own, but fear that if their family has any health issues they’d be left to fend for themselves? “Relief” from at last joining the community of advanced nations that view health coverage for all as an essential feature of a decent society, a view embraced decades ago even by conservative icons such as Margaret Thatcher?

      War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Barack Obama is a tool of big business and an enemy of the people.

      To listen to Boehner and Cantor, you’d have no idea that Obamacare’s design has a thoroughly conservative pedigree. The line clearly goes from the Heritage Foundation to that group’s collaborations with the Democratic Leadership Council to Romneycare to Obamacare. Republicans may be tired of hearing this truth, but if it isn’t repeated at moments like this, the extent of the GOP’s doublespeak will go unpoliced.

  19. 55 anniebella
    July 10, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    FLOTUS is speaking. Looking lovely.

  20. July 10, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    2:0 EDT: President Obama Awards the 2012 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal


  21. July 10, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    BREAKING NEWS: I finally convinced the missus to drop the landline. We go completely wireless once I get our security system to glom off local cell towers.

    I now return to work.

    • July 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      My wife has been trying to convince me to go landless as well. I’m not sure though. Am I worried about nothing?

      • July 10, 2013 at 2:05 pm

        Pretty much, yes. All of my friends are sans landline. Just make sure that your cell phone transmits your address when you dial 911.

      • 65 arkluvspbo
        July 10, 2013 at 3:25 pm

        Been landless for years…no extra phone bills, no worry about long distance charges. It’s as freeing as not having cable! :). Once you do get rid of it, it’s easy. The hard part is making the decision to do it.

    • 66 4morefor44
      July 10, 2013 at 2:15 pm

      we’re planning to go wireless-less, and only landline. trying to minimize unnecessary concentrated waves in our home.

  22. 67 forus50
    July 10, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I think if we are looking at long term strategy by having the Boehner useless House not vote (or vote down the Senate immigration bill) is not catastrophic for undocumented workers and their families. As importantly, it gives us a better than ever chance to take back the House in 2014 and pass it then. So delaying that vote by 6 months is really both a short term and long term strategy that would benefit immigrants and every other piece of Obama legislation that isn’t getting done with Boehner. Undocumented workers have waited a long time for this legislation; another 6 months (and potentially passing a BETTER bill) is a smart thing to do.

  23. 68 Jovie
    July 10, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    That’s cool!

  24. 69 Jovie
    July 10, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    This is a plan from the GOP to piss off the young voters.

    • 70 arkluvspbo
      July 10, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      What is it they mean to accomplish by pissing off young people? So they get so frustrated they don’t vote? Is it because they just really want to make the President look bad, even though THEY are the ones who are bad? And of course, even though a MAJORITY passed it, because it didn’t have that 60-proof, they couldn’t get it done.

  25. 71 Jovie
    July 10, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Oil is way up to 106 per barrel.
    Only last week were there headlines saying gas will be low for summer.
    Which leads me to believe, is big oil responsible for Egypt uprising?
    Is it possible?

    • 72 Layla
      July 10, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      Mixture of oil, religion, ideology and I am sure a sprinkle of something else and VOILA!

    • 73 57andfemale
      July 10, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      Egypt was an excuse to hike up rates. It may very well end up being a factor, but not yet, not now. It’s price gouging, pure and simple.

  26. July 10, 2013 at 2:11 pm

  27. 75 Jovie
    July 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    So would I.

  28. 76 Jovie
    July 10, 2013 at 2:19 pm

  29. 77 57andfemale
    July 10, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    OT: working from home is fun, while you drink wine. I take no personal responsibility for any typos.

    • 78 Layla
      July 10, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      Reminds me of this….

      You will need the following; a cup of water, a cup of sugar, flour, 4 large brown eggs, two cups of dried fruit, a teaspoon of salt, a cup of brown sugar, lemon juice, nuts, and a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey.

      Sample the whiskey and check the quality.

      Take a large bowl. Check the whiskey again. To be sure it is the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink. Repeat. Turn on the electric mixer, beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.. Add one teaspoon of sugar and beat again.

      Make sure the whiskey is still okay. Cry another tup. Turn off the mixer. Beat two leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fit. Mix on the turner. If the fired druit gets stuck in the beaterers, pry it loose with a drewscriver.

      Sample the whiskey and check for tonsisticity. Next, sift two cups of salt. Or something. Who cares? Check the whiskey. Now sift the lemon uice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Spoon. Of sugar of something. Whatever you find.

      Grease the oven. Turn the cake tin to 350 degrees. Don’t forget to beat off the turner. Throw the bowl out of the window. Check the whiskey again and go to bed.

      • 79 57andfemale
        July 10, 2013 at 2:34 pm

        If it wasn’t hot and humid here in Chicago today, I would factor in this recipe while I’m being ‘productive’ at ‘work’.

        I am cutting and pasting this for future referral.

      • 80 yardarm756
        July 10, 2013 at 2:54 pm

        My kinda cake! Yassireee bob!

  30. 81 Jovie
    July 10, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Bad ass!

  31. July 10, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I love this ceremony…

  32. 87 Jovie
    July 10, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    A republican congressman saying the zero option not being considered???

    I don’t understand how he has any say in the matter?

  33. 88 Jovie
    July 10, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Good news!

  34. 89 cluny
    July 10, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I love watching this ceremony mainly because it’s obvious that PBO has more than a clue about who he’s actually awarding the medals to – you just know that he’s read their works, or watched their films etc. You’re lucky to have such a cultivated President.

    • 90 CEB
      July 10, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      I know; he is so stoked to be around so many talented people whose works have influenced him.

    • 91 arkluvspbo
      July 10, 2013 at 3:35 pm

      I am continually impressed by his wealth of knowledge and bits of information. I wish my brain could work that way! 🙂

  35. 92 Jovie
    July 10, 2013 at 2:51 pm

  36. July 10, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Murray’s Wimbledon winning moment – made of Lego

  37. 96 Jovie
    July 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Carney aimed his comments at Republican critics of the delay, but some on the left have voiced concern about the president’s decision to slow implementation of part of the law they helped craft. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, this week questioned the White House’s authority, telling The New York Times: “This was the law. How can they change the law?”

    Ugh! Good old Harkin, always bashing this WH.

  38. 97 Jovie
    July 10, 2013 at 3:07 pm

  39. 99 jacquelineoboomer
    July 10, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Gives me the creeps even tweeting this guy, but c’mon, really?

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