Chat Away

George H.W. Bush is escorted next to President Obama as they attend an event honoring the 5,000th winner of the “Daily Point of Light” award in the East Room of the White House

118 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. 1 57andfemale
    July 15, 2013 at 3:13 pm


  2. 14 vitaminlover
    July 15, 2013 at 3:19 pm


  3. 15 carolyn
    July 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    President Obama always looks so elegant! He walks so gracefully and smiles so big. I love it that HE was re-elected and will serve the full two terms……GHWB probably feels that keenly.

  4. 16 utaustinliberal
    July 15, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Pres. Obama is walking in with that swagger and singing this to himself: “I can turn a gray sky blue. I can make it rain, whenever I wanted to. Oh, I. I can build a castle from a single grain of sand. I can make a ship sail, uh, on dry land.”

  5. 21 vitaminlover
    July 15, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Wonder why Former Pres. Bush is in a wheelchair?

    • 22 Bill
      July 15, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      I think he is generally feeble.

    • 25 vcprezofan2
      July 15, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      You know, I was thinking along the same lines when I saw him earlier. When he spoke I thought he looked very, very old so I checked his age -89yrs – then checked Carters – 88yrs until October. Seems to me Old George looked less well-preserved than Carter. Maybe because I liked him better and I also know the work he has been involved in since leaving office, but Carter looks like a dignified ‘old’ ‘while Old George just look …old.

      • 26 vitaminlover
        July 15, 2013 at 4:31 pm

        One thing about former President Carter is that he does get quite a strenuous workout helping build those Habitat for Humanity houses. This may explain why his more fit even though just about the same age as Bush.

    • 29 arapaho415
      July 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm

  6. 30 57andfemale
    July 15, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    here’s an interesting post, apropos of how important it is to VOTE and why our votes COUNT if be bother to VOTE.

    Have I mentioned we have to get out there and VOTE?


    • 31 desertflower
      July 15, 2013 at 3:31 pm


    • 32 57andfemale
      July 15, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      A quote from the post:

      “In the state of Pennsylvania, there are about 4.2 million registered Democrats, and 3.1 million registered Republicans. Now, look at the “total” line above. Democrats have 1.1 million more registrations, but tallied only 75,000 more votes in the election. Still think the problem is gerrymandering?”

      • 33 57andfemale
        July 15, 2013 at 3:39 pm

        83.9% Republican turnout in PA – 64.2% Democratic turnout. Enough extra votes statewide to win a national election but enough Democratic apathy to keep PA in Republican control – in the U.S. House and of course their awful state legislature and the governorship.

        Dem’s have to vote. Period.

      • 34 sjterrid
        July 15, 2013 at 5:04 pm

        I went to an OFA meeting, training session this summer. The person that spoke said it’s not the gerrymandering that’s the problem, it’s the fact that not enough dems come out to vote. There are more of us registered, but we don’t vote than complain that it’s all the republicans fault. If we don’t get everything we want, we sit out the election instead of fighting within the system.

        • 35 57andfemale
          July 15, 2013 at 5:09 pm

          That’s why this post hit me. In fact, the gerrymandering meme leads to even more Democratic complacency: it leads to the notion that their votes don’t count.

          Let’s be clear: every assault this country has endured since Reagan has happened because Democrats have ceded their government to an increasingly small, virulent group of nuts who vote. Republicans always vote, all the time.

          That’s all it takes. The insanity in 2010 about ‘withholding your vote unless PBO is Superman” is the reason we’re seeing what we see today. This has been coming for a very long time. It has been a good 20 years since the ‘they are all the same’ meme had any bearing on reality.

          We are getting the country we deserve because we don’t vote. I remember when Corbett was elected in PA, the turnout in Philly was under the even low projections. I heard recently that the recent local election in L.A. had 17% turnout. 17%!!!!!!! So don’t bitch about prosecutors or cops or any damned thing if you don’t bother to vote.

  7. 38 itgurl_29
    July 15, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    For those who haven’t been blocked, go call him out for this.

    • 39 Nena20409
      July 15, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      Wow…..and at one time, I used like him when he had cancer and used to come on the Air America on Al Franken’s show. When exactly did pres Obama say that “up to no good”?

      Lying these days are just way too common. Shame on David Sirota.

    • 40 Linda
      July 15, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      Salon is a far left loon site that . Joan Walsh hired Glen Greenwald to write for it.

    • 41 Bill
      July 15, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      Sirota is a buddy of Chris Hayes.

    • July 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      Thanks itgurl – I did call out that worthless piece of trash. I expect to be blocked soon.

      I’ve been out of town over the past several days and return to find this crap from Sirota. My tolerance for these entitled white emoprogs who seem to want to insert themselves into every national conversation – but only to attack and insult our Black President- is wearing thin.

      • 43 vcprezofan2
        July 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm

        Hi, Hopef!

        • 44 hopefruit2
          July 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm

          Hiya vc! How have ya been?! 🙂

          Well I know you’re in good hands with TOD…

          But how are things with you & your family since last week? Sending some more thoughts of peace and healing to you all!

          • 45 vcprezofan2
            July 15, 2013 at 4:32 pm

            i) Nothing new – autopsy confirmed death by drowning 🙄

            ii) Funeral delayed while father awaits arrival of his own family members from outside of country

            iii) Getting hints that sibling seriously thinking of a lawsuit (despite my suggestion that’s premature)

            • 46 hopefruit2
              July 15, 2013 at 4:37 pm

              Thanks for the update vc. Terrible thing for any family to have to go thru. 😦 Hang in there and glad you are able to be a support for the other family members, even though they may not always heed your wise counsel.

              • 47 vcprezofan2
                July 15, 2013 at 4:57 pm

                They rarely heed my counsel, Hf – wise or otherwise. 😉 They generally listen politely, then do what they want to do anyway.

    • 48 57andfemale
      July 15, 2013 at 4:05 pm

  8. 49 yardarm756
    July 15, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Gone but never forgotten.

  9. 52 desertflower
    July 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm


    There’s a “march for jobs” taking place in Washington D.C. today where Ted Cruz, Steve King, and Allen West will sermonize the aggrieved. But their mission is not to create jobs, it’s to convince Congress to vote against immigration reform. Because, as you know, dey took err jerbs!

    According to Media Matters the group that organized today’s march, the Black American Leadership Alliance, is more or less an astroturf group serving as a front for FAIR, an anti-immigrant hate group that sympathizes with white supremacists.


    • 53 arapaho415
      July 15, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Those tragic, heroic Prescott firefighters have not been forgotten:

      The vigil is taking place at the Los Angeles County Fire Station 23 in Bellflower.

      Deputies will stand guard in full uniform to pay tribute to the son of Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Joe Woyjeck.

      And from July 8th:

      What’s surprising is that CarolMaeWY responded that she hasn’t seen anything about this is the local Gillette WY newspaper.

  10. 54 itgurl_29
    July 15, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    • 56 desertflower
      July 15, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      Didn’t read it before I posted…it’s only partially good news…..

      • 57 Layla
        July 15, 2013 at 4:05 pm

        The stay was granted while the court considers the validity of a law that “purposely shields from judicial review the manner by which the drugs to be used in his execution were manufactured and obtained.” Judge Tusan’s order does not involve the question of whether Hill can be executed despite his mental disability.

    • 58 Bill
      July 15, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      The Bible belt states love executions.

      • 59 theo67
        July 15, 2013 at 5:30 pm

        They’re also the same states that scream the loudest about the “pro-life” obsessions, even while doing nothing at all to promote life, or protect it once it’s here, or ensure that the life they bring into the world has the best opportunities for success and justice that are possible. Hypocrites.

  11. 60 hopefruit2
    July 15, 2013 at 4:06 pm

  12. 61 forus50
    July 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Oooh! Any of the nut jobs screaming about a Marine pushing a wheelchair for a president? Didn’t think so.

  13. 64 hopefruit2
    July 15, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery 🙂

    • 65 Jovie
      July 15, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      Maybe she borrowed it?


    • 68 arapaho415
      July 15, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      Here’s a comparison pic (from the Brit rightwing inflamatory rag Mail Online — I scroll past the many offensive articles to see if there are any photos of interest).

      No comparison, actually.

      No other first lady in history could wear the sumptuous jewel and metallic gowns that FLOTUS wears at state dinners and not fade into the background. FLOTUS has beautiful skin and those jewels, metals look so good on her. Course, she looks wonderful in red and white, too.

      • 69 anniebella
        July 15, 2013 at 4:41 pm

        I shall remain silent.

      • 70 hopefruit2
        July 15, 2013 at 4:42 pm

        Not that Huma looks bad in the dress, but of course FLOTUS is just outstanding, in a class by herself. I wonder what made Huma decide to wear that particular dress? Does candidate Weiner want PBO supporters in NY to vote for him?

      • 72 nospin
        July 15, 2013 at 5:12 pm

        Huma looks great and it is just a dress that both women obviously like. so I don’t see any issue. She looks great.

        • 73 theo67
          July 15, 2013 at 5:39 pm

          I don’t see any issues. Part of the charm of Mrs. Obama is that she’s an ordinary, and yet extraordinary, woman. She wears clothes off the rack that the rest of us could wear, and she’s also got some designer outfits – because she’s worked hard to be able to afford them! We don’t even know who bought the dress first… and I actually saw a woman wearing another dress that I’d seen Michelle Obama wearing, and she obviously felt fabulous in it! I think it’s a compliment.

  14. 74 vitaminlover
    July 15, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Martin Bashir is getting down to issues.

  15. 77 dotster3
    July 15, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Michelle Obama will be in Chicago Thursday—–re. a career counseling program for young people—–with Mayor Rahm….


  16. 79 anniebella
    July 15, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    So FLOTUS will be in Chicago Thursday to meet with Mayor Rahm and his wife Amy to visit a career and employment program for high school kids.

  17. 81 Jovie
    July 15, 2013 at 4:34 pm

  18. 82 57andfemale
    July 15, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I say, we pile on Sirota as much as possible today, since I’m sure Chris Hayes’ speed dial couldn’t get him to the show fast enough. For the dozens of people who watch Chris Hayes.

    • 83 hopefruit2
      July 15, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Heh…many people have called him out and he can’t bear to hear the truth about himself…Like his friend GG, he will block anyone who challenges him. He just blocked me for calling him out.

      • 84 57andfemale
        July 15, 2013 at 4:46 pm

        I’m sure I’m blocked, too. A badge of honor from these bastions of Freedom who think they are the only ones who get to say or think anything, and anyone who deviates from their mindset is dirt.

        Great Americans. Blech.

  19. 90 Jovie
    July 15, 2013 at 4:42 pm

  20. 92 vitaminlover
    July 15, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Is Sirota’s bread done? Do these people not realize that tis is the greatest President in the works in history?

  21. 93 anniebella
    July 15, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Ladies, I think the bangs are really gone. http://news.yahoo.com/photos/former.first lady barbara-bush-first lady-.

    • 94 anniebella
      July 15, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      Forget that above, I thought it was a picture of FLOTUS today with her hair comb back in a bun. That’s why I said the bangs are gone.

  22. July 15, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    O/T: KcKenna and her mom just did a whole segment on our local afternoon ‘talk’ show. They made her muffins. The mom talked quite a bit about their trip to the WH, McKenna’s hug from the President. The hosts of this show are so loving and kind……just wonderful with McKenna. They invited her back to the show to cook with them again. The mom talked about how many muffins they made each fall as a fund-raiser for a local Downs Walk. I have the recipe printed. Hope I can make them later this week. I’ll give you a report when I do that.

  23. 97 Jovie
    July 15, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    • 98 Bill
      July 15, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      The office of Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) told me he voted against the veterans job bill which he helped write because the cost of $1 billion for four years was too expensive. He voted for both wars.

      • 99 Jovie
        July 15, 2013 at 5:07 pm

        Bc the sequester cuts that much, they don’t want to move that money around, especially seeing how they have another sequester planned for October.

      • 100 anniebella
        July 15, 2013 at 5:53 pm

        Helping veterans find jobs is not worth the money, they are a bunch of sorry ass people. I am talking about Sen. Burr.

  24. 101 Jovie
    July 15, 2013 at 4:55 pm


  25. July 15, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Reason #1,000,900,001 why far-left faux-gressives can KMNBA

    ‏@davidsirota 15m
    Those outraged by Zimmerman verdict but fine w/ drone killing children of color show partisan politics defines their supposed principles.
    ‏@davidsirota 18m
    It’s consistent to be outraged by BOTH Zimmerman verdict & killing of 16 yr old Awlaki. It’s inconsistent to only be outraged by the fmr

    So the comparison is that Barack Obama is George Zimmerman and Travyon Martin is Al Awaki!!!!

    Really mofo! Really!!!

    I swear if I EVER saw David Sirota in the streets and I knew who he was, I would smack him across his face….period.

    The Dem party should thank their lucky stars that David Sirota is not known by anyone but the INTERNET left, cause that right there, faux-gressive logic or not, is how you piss people off.

    • July 15, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      ETA: Another person who can KMNBA is the juror who’s allegedly gonna be writing a book (if true). And I’m supposed to “respect this verdict” and this person (allegedly) is already writing a book about it!!!!

      This is what feeds the simmering anger I was talking about the other day

    • 104 57andfemale
      July 15, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      he’s also known by the dozens of people who watch Chris Hayes and Cenk.

    • 105 Jovie
      July 15, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      But they are desperately trying to turn AA community against this President!
      To weaken him!

  26. 106 desertflower
    July 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Know Hope….and trust these kids. Our country will certainly be in good hands:) (This is why I choose to spend my entire working day around kids) Love them

  27. 108 Jovie
    July 15, 2013 at 5:03 pm

  28. 109 utaustinliberal
    July 15, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Good article to read. It uses facts to dispel the ignorance that is rampant in society and conservative circles.

  29. 110 itgurl_29
    July 15, 2013 at 5:05 pm

  30. 112 Jovie
    July 15, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Joy Reed speaks so much more Artuculate than Eugene.
    She is a way better pundit than Eugene, and sticks up for her positions.
    She just is!

    • 113 nospin
      July 15, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      Jovie – Eugene has a speech impediment. He is articulate but he has a problem with stuttering. He is better at writing to convey his thoughts.

    • 114 hopefruit2
      July 15, 2013 at 7:06 pm

      Joy Reid is a WAY better pundit than 99% of the MSNBC pundits.

      • 115 nospin
        July 15, 2013 at 10:56 pm

        now that is a true statement. I think I would consider Joy a journalist as well. She really thinks through the issues, is fair and researches before she speaks.

  31. 116 utaustinliberal
    July 15, 2013 at 5:18 pm

  32. 117 jacquelineoboomer
    July 15, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Looks like any other photo of the Pres. and Rahm in the Oval, but, hey. Still good!

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