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A Few Truths

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  1. 7 Jeff
    July 17, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I know I posted this on another thread but I am truly disappointed in Carter’s stance on Trayvon Martin.

    • 8 Layla
      July 17, 2013 at 7:08 pm

      Me too.. he could have “peanutitis” that will make you say shit!

    • 9 hopefruit2
      July 17, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      It’s a very scripted opinion that reeks of agenda and insincerity, and Carter probably has some petty axe to grind with PBO for some unknown reason. Honestly – I believe this was an MSM ploy to reassure white liberals that it was okay to agree with this racist verdict, and Carter found himself a willing participant.

      When all else fails, trot out Jimmy Carter, the nonracist, peace-loving liberal former President to weigh in – on the side of the Jurors.

      • July 17, 2013 at 9:17 pm

        To be honest, I lost a lot of respect for the Carters when I saw them speaking a couple of years ago on a panel, and they touted teaching Africans to wash their faces among their many proud accomplishments. I have two friends who are Rhodes Scholars who graduated with PhDs from Oxford University – and they grew up in Africa. I’ve got friends whose professions span from rocket scientist, to heart surgeon to brain surgeon to millionaire entrepreneurs – and they all grew up in Africa with very modest means. There may be some people who needed to learn to wash their faces, but I know people at work here in California who could stand with a hot shower or two…

        I admire the work they’ve done in the world, and I’m sure they’ve helped many people. But, I’m under no illusions as to their attitudes when it comes to race.

  2. 11 hopefruit2
    July 17, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    I’m enjoying the tweets of God. As Jovie’s iphone would say: Hod sure has a hood sense of humor 🙂

  3. July 17, 2013 at 7:10 pm

  4. July 17, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Well, looky here. It only took this simpleton over 700 days to speak up.

    • 20 jacquelineoboomer
      July 17, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      We should wait another 700 days and send him a big F.U. in response. I’ll mark me calendar.

    • 21 arkluvspbo
      July 17, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      Too little, too late, Ms. Lindsey. Your party is dead, just a matter of time before we can call the time and date of expiration…I’m thinking Jan. 20, 2016 will be the complete demise of the GOP as we know it.

    • 22 MightyPamela
      July 17, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      And it would be respectful to the American people for these ‘wrong people’ to pay back all the phenomenal amount of taxpayers dollars they have squandered being Wrong. I’m am including all the benefits they receive, travel, expense accounts health insurance and salaries. All of it.

      • July 17, 2013 at 8:17 pm

        EXCELLENT point, MP.

        • 24 MightyPamela
          July 17, 2013 at 8:21 pm

          This. Let it go viral….

        • 25 MightyPamela
          July 17, 2013 at 8:24 pm

          …another thought is to imagine how much money people could have saved if better consumer protections had been established all along the course of these 700 wasted days, there is no way to count it all up, no possible reckoning to support we the people. . .

    • July 17, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      Yeah, now he admits that they were wrong. When have they ever been right?

    • 28 Nena20409
      July 18, 2013 at 10:03 am

      Yeah…..until the defeat of the TBGOPers on Cordray, Graham and his ill were on record vowing to defeat him and the Agency that Cordray serves.

  5. 29 Jovie
    July 17, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    It’s what he wanted anyways

  6. 30 Jovie
    July 17, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Is Tweety kidding saying that his last show is Friday?

    Wtf happened?

    That was abrupt!!

    • 31 anniebella
      July 17, 2013 at 7:24 pm

      Jovie are you kidding? Have anyone else heard that Matthews was leaving?

      • 32 Jovie
        July 17, 2013 at 7:25 pm

        He said it on his show. So wtf happened?

        He got canned?

        Joy reed better take over ..

        • 33 jacquelineoboomer
          July 17, 2013 at 7:34 pm

          Don’t toy with us, Jovie! Ha! Hope so.

        • 34 Nena20409
          July 18, 2013 at 10:06 am

          His last The Chris Matthews Show…..that is syndicated across the nation is taped Fridays and airs on Sundays. This Sunday is the Last air date after 11 yrs on air.

    • 35 arapaho415
      July 17, 2013 at 7:41 pm

      I didn’t see Tweety (I record his show that airs at 7pm EDT), but think he was talking about his underwatched weekend show “The Chris Matthews Show.”

      It’s a half-hour show that airs at 5:30 am Sundays in most markets (Los Angeles and in LP’s neck of the woods); this show has Tweety with 4 journalists (2 men, 2 women) and the last show is this weekend. I think they tape on Fridays, but broadcast it sometime during the weekend (it used be on Sat afternoons in the Los Angeles market).

      • 36 Jovie
        July 17, 2013 at 7:46 pm

        Are you sure?

      • 38 hopefruit2
        July 17, 2013 at 7:49 pm

        It airs on Sunday Mornings at 9:30AM in my neck of the woods (NorthEast). I guess the ratings must be terrible. I’m not surprised. It’s another anti-Obama Republican talking points Sunday show in an over-saturated market.

        • 39 jacquelineoboomer
          July 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm

          I also found a news article that NBC had agreed to drop his Sunday show, around the time he signed his new contract for Hardball. Didn’t see tonight’s comment, because I try not to watch his show.

    • July 17, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      What I understood him to say was The Chris Mathews Show which is a recent weekend show he has (which I have not watched) is ending. The screen showed that title on it. There was nothing mentioned about his weekday Hard Ball Show.

  7. 41 anniebella
    July 17, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Did you guys see Rev. Al today? The young lady who was on the phone with Trayvon the night he was murder was speaking to Rev. Al.

    • 42 pkayden
      July 17, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      Yes, and I think she’s handled herself very well post-trial. I hope she takes up Tom Joyner’s offer to pay for her education.

      • 43 jacquelineoboomer
        July 17, 2013 at 9:08 pm

        She and Tom Joyner were on Nancy Grace’s show tonight (Vinnie hosted) … she handled all of the questions beautifully. She more or less said she’s still standing strong, and even thanked Don West “for the challenges” and “blessed” him. Good for her.

  8. July 17, 2013 at 7:22 pm

  9. July 17, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    So enjoy the ‘God’ tweets, UT. Thank you 🙂

    #LandslideDEMS2014

    Yes We Can

  10. 48 dotster3
    July 17, 2013 at 7:28 pm

  11. 54 Jovie
    July 17, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    The Obama administration has added roughly $33 million to a contract with a public relations firm to help promote President Obama’s signature healthcare law.
    A spokesperson for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said the extra money was added to a contract with the PR firm Weber Shandwick.

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/311817-hhs-adds-33-million-to-obamacare-pr-contract#ixzz2ZLfiUJFj

    • 55 theo67
      July 17, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      It’s a shame that they have to pay a PR firm to tout a law that’s been 100 years in the making. Americans should be celebrating from the rafters, and Democrats should be screaming the benefits of this law. The GOP should be shamed for what they’ve done to delay and obstruct this law that helps people and businesses, and brings America into the 21st century. It’s a shame that people didn’t inform themselves of this law that helps to protect them against insurance abuses, and allows them to possibly and potentially be released from working for an employer just to get much needed health care.

      But, I’m glad they’re doing it.

    • 56 Obama Grandmama
      July 17, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      I read something on the news scroll at the bottom of the screen on the Martin Bashire Show a couple of days ago that said OFA owes something like 3.5 million dollars to venders, etc. (I missed the rest of the list) . Wonder if the donations from OFA did not meet the advertising needs as I read that would be used to promote ACA. It makes me want to dig deeper into my pocket to help get them out of debt as that will surely be used to reflect negatively on PBO.

  12. 57 dotster3
    July 17, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Less Tweety. Try not to cry……

    • 58 pkayden
      July 17, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      I didn’t know the McLaughlin Group wasn’t still on, but I don’t watch any of the morning shows except Up with Steve Kornacki and Melissa Harris Perry.

  13. 59 arapaho415
    July 17, 2013 at 7:45 pm

  14. 61 yardarm756
    July 17, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    > APHORISMS FOR THE YEAR…
    >
    > It’s not whether you win or lose,
    > but how you place the blame.
    >
    > You are not drunk
    > if you can lie on the floor
    > without holding on.
    >
    > We have enough “youth”.
    > How about a fountain of “smart”?
    >
    > A Fool and his money
    > can throw one heck of a party
    >
    > Five days a week my body is a temple.
    > The other two it’s an amusement park.
    >
    > LEARN FROM YOUR PARENTS’ MISTAKES
    > USE BIRTH CONTROL
    >
    > Money isn’t everything,
    > but it sure keeps the kids in touch.
    >
    > Don’t Drink and Drive
    > You might hit a bump and spill something.
    >
    > If at first you don’t succeed
    > skydiving is not for you
    >
    > Reality is only an illusion
    > that occurs due to a lack of alcohol.
    >
    > We are born naked, wet and hungry.
    > Then things get worse.
    >
    > Red meat is not bad for you
    > Fuzzy green meat is bad for you.
    >
    > Ninety-nine percent of all lawyers
    > give the rest a bad name.
    >
    > Xerox and Wurlitzer will merge
    > to produce reproductive organs.
    >
    > Alabama state motto:
    > At least we’re not Mississippi
    >
    > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS NO
    > MATCH FOR NATURAL STUPIDITY.
    >
    > “You know why a politician is like a banana?”
    > “He comes in and first he is green,
    > then he turns yellow

    • 62 Lynn
      July 17, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      How are we gonna get by without you until August 3rd!!! Not fair! Ok, I’m being selfish, sailor. You deserve a gettaway.

      • 63 yardarm756
        July 17, 2013 at 8:04 pm

        I expect you lot will muddle through somehow,eh? 😀

        • 64 hopefruit2
          July 17, 2013 at 8:12 pm

          Are you going on vacay Mighty Sailor? Who will be in charge of the naughty mats then? Japa? Amk? Bill? Nathkatun7? We will have to stand watch for your ship’s safe return home then.

          • 65 MightyPamela
            July 17, 2013 at 8:19 pm

            Oh, HF, MightyPamela will be taking care of that little non-issue… Already signed in on it, last night… And so, the TOD gals shall p.l.a.y! ( but don’t tell the skipper, k?) 😆

            • 66 hopefruit2
              July 17, 2013 at 9:05 pm

              Oh – thanks Mighty P! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Although something tells me that japa and amk will want to take charge on certain days…

          • 67 yardarm756
            July 17, 2013 at 8:27 pm

            I’ll all potential violators on their honor. I’m sure I’ll hear about perps upon my return. Japa and Bill know how to open the locker in extreme cases bordering meltdown. 🙂

            • 68 MightyPamela
              July 17, 2013 at 9:27 pm

              Hey, hang on now.. This has kind of an anti-woman resonance to it: why do 2 doodz get to control the cupboard?? And anyway, sometimes y’all doodz need those mats too, eh, eh, hint: FLOTUS! FLOTUS! I might appeal to the hierarchy… Oh, Chipsticks? Weighty topic here, needs TLC! 😉

          • 70 Layla
            July 17, 2013 at 8:32 pm

            I’m OK!!! I padded my walls and floors with mats! But I will miss this lovely gentleman yardarm!

        • 71 Lynn
          July 17, 2013 at 8:12 pm

          Perhaps, but I’m really selfish and I’m not afraid to say so! Fair winds and following seas from a daughter of a navy sparks, sweetie! Thanks for all you do!

        • 75 desertflower
          July 17, 2013 at 8:17 pm

          We’re gonna miss you, you know! I hope your little jaunt to the wilderness is restful and peaceful:)

  15. 83 dotster3
    July 17, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Ha!

  16. 84 arapaho415
    July 17, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    What’s really annoying about all this is that EVERYONE in the MSM felt free to call the IRS, Benghazi, AP trifecta SCANDALS during the Spring.

    Now journalists are enjoying the Summer, and know they don’t have to admit they were wrong, or that the GOP were wrong.

    • 85 pkayden
      July 17, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      Well we knew they weren’t scandals. The mainstream media was just looking for something exciting to sell their stories. President Obama is not sleazy or stupid like the Repubs. Hence, no scandals.

  17. 86 arkluvspbo
    July 17, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    The God tweets are the best! This guy is the George Carlin of 1-liners.
    Brilliant.

  18. 88 Jovie
    July 17, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Rates expected to soar after 2015. Just in time for election season!

  19. 89 forus50
    July 17, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Love the concern trollers; After I replied to her tweet which said she had “heard” that Chicago was disappointed in Obama she then deleted it. WIN!

  20. 93 hopefruit2
    July 17, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Boy does MSNBC think we’re stupid. They refuse to give Joy her own show – but continuously have her as “guest” or occasional sub for these Libertarian/emoprog propaganda whose ratings are subpar.

    Now they have Lawrence in overdrive with the Snowden pimping, since Hayes has completely turned people off with his Greenwald/Snowden love-in of the past month.

    • 94 Layla
      July 17, 2013 at 8:02 pm

      Someone should tweet her and ask her if she knows she is being used..of course she does but her answer might be interesting!

      • 95 hopefruit2
        July 17, 2013 at 8:07 pm

        Yes she knows. But she’s using them as well – she gets the high-level exposure and experience which she can use to further her career. Plus, unlike Hayes and Maddow, she is not simply toeing MSNBC’s Libertarian, anti-Obama line. She’s saying what she truly and deep down believes.

        • 96 0388jojothecat
          July 17, 2013 at 8:51 pm

          It would be nice if Al-Jazeera America picks her up for a prime time show.

          • 97 arapaho415
            July 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm

            Even though MSNBC is the lagging cable news station, I think Joy is better off staying with them.

            MSNBC grooms their “stars” (think Alex Wagner’s oversaturation before she got her mid-day show) before they get their own show.

            It was wise for her not to accept (or conversely, for MSNBC not to offer) SE Cupp midday slot.

            She’ll be a primetime host soon enough.

            Al Jazeera isn’t is a lot of markets and not available on basic TimeWarner cable. TWC basic cable has really cut back their offerings; we no longer get even the The Weather Channel; forget about BBC or Al Jazeera.

          • 98 Lynn
            July 17, 2013 at 9:25 pm

            I’ve been looking for you, cat. Thank you so much for understanding. I know this is totally OT, but keeping the beast…..When I SOOO want to let it loose

            Back to the woodpile….

            • 99 0388jojothecat
              July 17, 2013 at 10:55 pm

              Hi kiddo! Your welcome, I understand completely……keep chopping that wood, it will come in handy this winter ; )

    • July 17, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      • 101 jacquelineoboomer
        July 17, 2013 at 9:38 pm

        Now, wouldn’t that be great, if Joy hosted MTP! I’d actually watch it again. Whether NBC would give up the holy grail to her is another matter.

    • 102 57andfemale
      July 17, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      That’s how they groom new hosts. It happened with everyone, starting with Rachel. They are grooming her for a show.

  21. 103 Jovie
    July 17, 2013 at 7:57 pm

  22. 106 forus50
    July 17, 2013 at 7:59 pm

  23. July 17, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Here is a political no-brainer:
    If Republicans in the House of Representatives vote against the immigration reform legislation that was recently approved by the Senate — or if they prevent it from coming to a vote at all — they will lose the presidential election in 2016. It will not even matter who their candidate is.

  24. July 17, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Hardly and solace, but some good news for Gun Control advocates:

    “Finally, Marcia Krieger, a U.S. district court judge in Colorado, refrained from issuing an injunction last week to block enforcement of the Rocky Mountain state’s new regulation banning gun magazines holding more than 15 rounds of ammunition. Krieger said an injunction was unnecessary after opponents of the law reached a compromise with the state about how the ban would be enforced.”

    What else would you expect from the despicable people at the NRA

    • 110 pkayden
      July 17, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      So true. Hope that people who didn’t vote last time around register to vote and do so in his name.

  25. 112 desertflower
    July 17, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    THIS HAS GOT TO STOP!!!

    http://thinkprogress.org/education/2013/07/17/2316921/education-laws-written-by-for-profit-schools-considered-in-43-states/

    School privatization laws crafted by corporate interests have been introduced in nearly every state in the first half of 2013, according to the Center for Media and Democracy. 43 states and the District of Columbia are considering school legislation developed by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the umbrella organization that pushes state laws catered to business interests on a myriad of topics.
    CMD’s report, “Cashing In On Kids,” details 139 separate ALEC-designed bills promoting for-profit education in the states and D.C. this year alone. Three states have considered school voucher programs, and 10 have taken up another ALEC measure that funnels public dollars to private schools via tax credits. Three states have considered the “Virtual Schools Act,” which spends taxpayer money on an online education model “few educators think is appropriate for young children.” So-called “Parent Trigger” laws designed by ALEC and the conservative Heartland Institute have come up in 12 states.
    School vouchers do not generally raise student achievement, according to a Center on Education Policy review of years of research. CEP noted that even though most of that research has been funded by the for-profit education industry, it fails to make a convincing case for the superiority of privatized education. If kids are not benefiting, who is?

    • 113 pkayden
      July 17, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      ALEC needs to be completely shut down. They’re the idiots that brought us “stand your ground”. I don’t think that people who support school vouchers understand that they’re designed to undermine the public education system. Plus there aren’t enough vouchers to serve all students.

  26. 114 japa21
    July 17, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I always love it when people respond to a tweet with reasoned arguments like this:

  27. 120 forus50
    July 17, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    More horrible stuff. This time it was a guilty verdict. An unarmed 13 year old black boy who was taking out the trash was accosted by his old white neighbor who came out with a pistol, chased him backwards on the sidewalk and then shot and killed him. This story includes a surveillance video. Even though it doesn’t show the shot being fired it still is extremely upsetting to watch what happened seconds before the child was killed.
    http://www.wisn.com/news/south-east-wisconsin/milwaukee/John-Spooner-found-guilty-of-homicide/-/10148890/21014316/-/vueabvz/-/index.html?showAds=&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=wisn12news

    • 121 pkayden
      July 17, 2013 at 9:14 pm

      I guess because of the video, he had to be found guilty. Awful. Can’t even read the story or watch the video.

  28. July 17, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    This matters ….

    • 123 pkayden
      July 17, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      Disgusting. Just furthering Issa’s witch hunt of the President. He needs to be kicked out of office.

      Get him, Cummings!

  29. 124 Layla
    July 17, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20130717/us-obama-mandela/?utm_hp_ref=homepage&ir=homepage

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama say the world can honor Nelson Mandela by heeding his example and serving others.
    The Obamas are sending their wishes and prayers to the former South African leader on his 95th birthday. Mandela is critically ill in the hospital, although he’s said to be improving and could be discharged soon.

  30. 127 Lynn
    July 17, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    theocracywatch, 14 points of Fascism
    Sorry to be a downer.

  31. 129 amk for obama
    July 17, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Thanks df.

    • 130 desertflower
      July 17, 2013 at 9:12 pm

      Naw…thank you:) I love it when Tweeters send truthful info about all the stuff RW’ers do when they think know one will ever find out. Not surprised by any of these names

  32. July 17, 2013 at 9:12 pm

  33. 132 desertflower
    July 17, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    We have to help this make the rounds!!

  34. 133 amk for obama
    July 17, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Any one know how the samantha power for UN voting went?

  35. 136 desertflower
    July 17, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    http://egbertowillies.com/2013/06/09/60-minutes-makes-case-for-obamacare-on-steroids-as-healthcare-market-fail-video/

    This is not rocket science. If a hospital is for profit then hospitals will do what is necessary to increase their profits. It is their fiduciary responsibility to their shareholders.
    Those who want to maintain a virtually unregulated and expensive private healthcare system want Americans to keep their blinders on. They want Americans to disregard math, facts, historical data, and empirical data. They want to treat the healthcare system as if it is a market, a healthcare market in which products would be correctly priced based on supply and demand with private entities keeping costs down through competition.
    Insanity by many is defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Insane then defines those that continue to push and support America’s virtual laissez faire healthcare system.

  36. 138 vitaminlover
    July 17, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Soooooo from what I understand Chris Matthews is ending his Chris Matthews Show after 11 hears.


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