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  1. 1 donna dem 4 obama
    July 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm


  2. 2 Ceb
    July 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I just love our guys; such decent, smart,loving, good men who are working so hard for us with honor, humility, and humor.

  3. July 18, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    ugh Matt Lauer’s inteverview with Trayvon Martin’s parents.

    • 6 anniebella
      July 18, 2013 at 12:11 pm

      I saw Trayvon’s parents on the other two morning shows, I didn’t see them on the today show.

    • 7 Layla
      July 18, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      Again I say I wish they would not expose themselves to these vultures!

      • July 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm

        I’m sorry, but the legal system failed them and the MSM has had the Zimmerman KKKlan all over the airwaves and other than lovely Rachel Jeantel, no other Trayvon supporters were out there.

        This parents deserve the opportunity to fight back against the demonization of their son. It’s a defense they could not do before the trial or during.

        So sorry, but I disagree mightily.

        They are fighitng and the are poised and composed and unlike the Zimmerman KKKlan they are not demonizing the Zimmerman family or Hispanic or making blanket statements about ALL white people like those demonizing their son.

        I commend them for getting out there and fighting back

        • 9 Layla
          July 18, 2013 at 12:28 pm

          Whoa I wish they had chosen journalists who could adequately represent them and not vultures!

          • July 18, 2013 at 12:31 pm

            They want a national conversation. The way to do that is to give interview with national journos. National journos are vultures, but it’s the way to get the conversation started

            • 11 Layla
              July 18, 2013 at 12:36 pm

              Sorry I even commented. I just feel for them and do not want the evil of that type of journos to touch them.I will refrain from any further comment on this topic.

              • 12 isonprize
                July 18, 2013 at 2:07 pm

                Layla, I get what you are saying. I feel for them, it’s like we want to protect them from the vile/evil trash that these simpletons who pass for real journalists spew on a daily basis. I’m right there too. I hate that they have to do these shows. hate it, hate it, hate it…

      • 13 anniebella
        July 18, 2013 at 12:31 pm

        I want to see Trayvon’s parents out there telling what kind of person Trayvon was. I want them to speak up and out about their son.

  4. 15 anniebella
    July 18, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    2016……. Biden/?

  5. 22 Nena20409
    July 18, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    VP Biden is one fine fellow.

    Dude……….Love it 😉

    Where’s our Dudette 😉

  6. 31 Dudette
    July 18, 2013 at 12:15 pm

  7. 32 Dudette
    July 18, 2013 at 12:15 pm

  8. 33 debz
    July 18, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    I love VP Joe!!!!

  9. 34 Linda
    July 18, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Perez vote taking place right now

  10. 35 Dudette
    July 18, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    See ya later Family!

  11. 36 donna dem 4 obama
    July 18, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    You know I feel for any Dem who runs in 2016. I just don’t know how you follow a Barack Obama. He was a once in a lifetime candidate. Whoever the front runner ends up being the media will relentlessly make comparisons to their speeches and crowd size and volunteers etc…

    I know its a great thing that I lived to see these days in politics but boy or boy that 2016 Nominee will have some really big shoes to fill. Can you imagine what the rallies will look like when PBO campaigns for the candidate. I can just hear the crowds chanting O-B-A-M-A still in 2016. 😳

    • July 18, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      I know how you feel. I think about this from time to time and come up with the same conclusions. He will be so sorely missed but I know he and his family will go on to greater heights. I just feel so honored and grateful that I’ve had this experience – shared along with all of you – in my life. It’s really been remarkable in a million ways.

      • 38 arkluvspbo
        July 18, 2013 at 6:23 pm

        oh my goodness, what a beautiful sentiment and expresses how I personally feel so well. Thank you, meta.

    • 39 anniebella
      July 18, 2013 at 12:35 pm

      If the person who follow Barack Obama is a good decent person, who have the interest of the American people first, they will be just find following Barack Obama. Just fine.

      • 40 arkluvspbo
        July 18, 2013 at 6:25 pm

        I’d vote a 3rd term, but I’m sure that would be too long. It’s an exhausting job, and I’m sure when he passes the torch, he’ll be ready to move on and enjoy the next chapter.

    • 41 theo67
      July 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      I plan to be one of those chanting O-B-A-M-A if I get the chance. After 2016, who knows when we will see this fantastic person again! But, you’re so right – the 2016 nominee has enormous shoes to fill. They should just be themselves, because there won’t be a way to capture President Obama’s magic, but there will definitely be more than enough magic for them to create for themselves.

      After eight years of having a truly genuine person as President – one who knows politics, but is in it for the absolutely right reasons – it’s going to engender a lot of hope and good will (and fear that this was lightening in a bottle). If the next person stays genuine, and shows people that they are there to extend the opportunities that President Obama opened up, and to work for the people with everything they have, plus, to make the world more peaceful and more cooperative – then they can’t go wrong. I was just thinking about President Obama’s authenticity and genuine heart this morning, and thinking about how rare that is in a politician – but how he’s set the standard for what I expect to see going forward. And I think we do have people on the bench who have that same love of country, love of country men and women, hope for the future and belief in the goodness of man. We’re lucky that way – and we just have to appreciate it when we see it.

    • 42 Lynn
      July 18, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      I lost heart after ’68, donna. Then we elected and RE-ELECTED President Obama and I have hope again. RFK and MLK would have been proud. The transition needs to be long term and we need to get in the trenches. PS. Too bad there’s a 22 amendment (1947).

    • 43 nospin
      July 18, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      Ride or Die Joe Biden can. After him well…

  12. July 18, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Trayvon Martin’s Parents Speak Out: ‘Still in Shock…Disbelief‘

    But the most cringe-worthy part? When Matt Lauer asked the grieving parents about George Zimmerman: “Your family’s faith — you rely on faith in hard times. Does your faith allow you to forgive George Zimmerman?”

    Mr. Martin replied:

    I think that the forgiveness is like a healing process. Forgiveness takes time. The bible says that you have to forgive and forget, but also the healing process is a long process. the forgiving process is a long process.
    Apparently this wasn’t enough; Lauer tried again to see if Martin and Fulton had any sympathy for Zimmerman, asking: “George Zimmerman’s attorneys say he’s facing death threats, he’s in hiding. Some are comparing his situation right now to Casey Anthony, who was cleared of murder charges for his daughter, who’s living in hiding and is an outcast. Do you think that’s what the system intends for someone who is acquitted of charges like these?”

    Seriously, though? For crying out loud. The man shot and killed their unarmed child and they’re supposed to be worried he might be an outcast?

    Luckily, Ms. Fulton had a perfect response:

    We don’t know about that, but what we do know is about the victims. We sit on the victims’ seat. Is this the intent for the justice system to have for victims? It’s sending a terrible message to other little black and brown boys that you can’t walk fast, you can’t walk slow. So what do they do? I mean, how do you get home without people knowing or either assuming that you’re doing something wrong? Trayvon wasn’t doing anything wrong.

    Seriously! Like I said on twitter:

    • 45 utaustinliberal
      July 18, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      Hahahahaha. That tweet is gold.

    • 46 theo67
      July 18, 2013 at 12:48 pm

      How can one human being ask a mother and father these questions – basically asking them to have sympathy for the man who gunned down their innocent child, and then said he has no regrets and he believes it was God’s will. He hasn’t apologized to this day! And they are supposed to care about his ability to walk down a street, when he had no such regard for the safe-being of their minor child? Matt Lauer is inhuman. A creature.

      • 47 arkluvspbo
        July 18, 2013 at 6:35 pm

        I have got to say, I’m incredulous with the “support” for GZ. Here’s the deal with GZ — he was a little little man, in so many ways. He has identified as white, but when you look at him, what does one see? Just like when you look at President Obama — what does one see?
        He is a brown man in a white man’s world, and Trayvon Martin represented everything to him that he was not. A good looking kid comfortable in his own skin.
        GZ had 3 things going for him: 1) His rich, white, connected daddy, 2) the SYG law and the fact that he was brown, but this kid was black……who is the “white-Hispanic”? (funny how one of the jurors was “black-Hispanic) and 3) he had a gun. The coward had the safety net of all three of these MAJOR things and Travyon Martin had a bag of candy and bottle of tea. GZ has gotten off before many times and he knew this time was no different.
        Trayvon Martin is dead because GZ is a very little man. There is nothing good about him.

        Matt Lauer is despicable.

  13. 48 Mellesia Barnett
    July 18, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    • 49 carla4obama
      July 18, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      “Mom and dad wish jurors knew Trayvon.”
      I blame that on the prosecution. The defense painted a positive picture of GZ, like the one juror said ” I think Georges heart was in the right place”. but Trayvon was projected to be a thug, violent, and large intimidating black man. Poor little George, having big black Trayvon coming after you.

      • 50 Mellesia Barnett
        July 18, 2013 at 12:35 pm

        I agree with you to a certain degree but I believe that juror that spoke out first would have found her Georgie innocent no matter what. Trayvon’s crime was walking while black

      • 51 anniebella
        July 18, 2013 at 12:40 pm

        B-37 juror had her mind made up before she heard a word. I have a feeling there is nothing the prosecution could have said which would have change her mind that her George was innocent. My question is how did she get on the jury?

        • 52 Mellesia Barnett
          July 18, 2013 at 12:49 pm

          I ask the same question as well Anniebella, her talking about George being scared or his heart was in the right place makes me want to punch the daylight out of her

  14. 56 dotster3
    July 18, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    College students—-check. Minorities—-check. Democrats——check.
    Nice job, N.C. Repubs, on your new targeted voter suppression legislation

  15. July 18, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    For Health Care, just a tweet away. . .

  16. July 18, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Nice! That’s a real nice mag. cover.

  17. 60 utaustinliberal
    July 18, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    “Socialism;” Pres. Obama style.

  18. July 18, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    DONE. Perez is confirmed as Labor secretary by vote of 54-46.

  19. July 18, 2013 at 12:53 pm

  20. July 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Photo of the Day contender!

    Amare Stoudemire is taller than Israeli President Shimon Peres (Photo: Sebastian Scheiner/AP) pic.twitter.com/EcHGbXq6LB

  21. July 18, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    His agenda the whole time

  22. 80 Nena20409
    July 18, 2013 at 1:01 pm


    Race and ethnicity is not an indicator of criminal activity,” Obama said when his bill finally passed the Senate four years later. He said targeting individuals based on race was humiliating and fostered contempt in black communities.

  23. 81 vitaminlover
    July 18, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Seeing VP Biden in that black and white photo makes me think that he could be in a really cool spy movie. With the cool cars, latest gadgets, etc.

  24. July 18, 2013 at 1:21 pm
  25. July 18, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Infuriating…….those SOB’s in TX deserve the wave that is coming their way!

  26. July 18, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    What the……?

  27. 87 Nena20409
    July 18, 2013 at 1:29 pm


    WASHINGTON — The latest hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s scrutiny of tea party and other groups turned heated Thursday, with House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) comparing his Democratic counterpart, ranking member Elijah Cummings, to a “little boy.”

    The testy exchange came after Cummings, a 62-year-old African-American congressman from Baltimore, challenged past insinuations by Republicans that the White House was behind the IRS targeting. Cummings was picking up on testimony from two IRS witnesses who both said they knew of no evidence of political motivations in the enhanced scrutiny, which also included some progressive groups.

    Phone: 202-225-3906 in DC
    760-599-5000 In CA.

  28. July 18, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Raise your hand if you think this will be the lead story on Evening news……considering previous obsession. Thought so…….

  29. 89 Jovie
    July 18, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Isn’t this ironic? The Man who put together a filibuster deal, a few days later -filibusters a nominee?
    Your thoughts?

  30. July 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm

  31. 93 Jovie
    July 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    • 94 anniebella
      July 18, 2013 at 3:03 pm

      FLOTUS always give great advice to young adults. I love listening to her because she seem to be speaking from the heart.

  32. July 18, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    • 99 arkluvspbo
      July 18, 2013 at 7:06 pm

      “The problem is that the executive branch can put anyone they want on the list without any kind of oversight. Thus, a person’s constitutional rights can be stripped away without due process. This is clearly unconstitutional…”

      This was a post in the comments section — now tell me this is not a severe case of projection. I know, for a fact, this president would not “strip” this yutz of his “constitutional right”.

  33. July 18, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    I riled myself up to much going through my TL…. Gonna finish watching Tiger complete his round at the Open. BTW and Indian birdied 6 of the first 7 holes to take the lead in the first round……..Must have been inspired? See you in the evening ladies & gents…

  34. 101 desertflower
    July 18, 2013 at 1:44 pm


    Even al-Qaida gloats about what’s possible under U.S. gun laws. In June 2011, a senior al-Qaida operative, Adam Gadahn, released a video message rallying people to take advantage of opportunities those laws provide.

    “America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms,” Gadahn says, explaining that “you can go down to a gun show at the local convention center” and buy a gun without a background check.

    Then a faint smile crosses Gadahn’s face. “So what are you waiting for?” he asks.

    Under current laws, if a background check reveals that your name is on the national terrorism watch list, you’re still free to walk out of a gun dealership with a firearm in your hands — as long as you don’t have a criminal or mental health record.

    Republicans just blocked this bill to ban gun sales to suspected terrorists….because…freedumb!

  35. 103 desertflower
    July 18, 2013 at 1:48 pm


    Democrats also failed in their efforts to repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, while Republicans passed an amendment blocking the ATF from requiring gun dealers in border states to report sales of multiple firearms. For people who are piss-in-their-pants terrified of criminal thugs and armed Mexican drug cartels and who have wasted eleventy gazillion dollars investigating FAST & FUGHAZI!!11!, conservatives sure do suck at doing one fucking thing that might help law enforcement keep guns out of the hands of criminal thugs and Mexican drug cartels.
    Of course a more heavily armed society is a feature, not a bug, for our nation’s death merchants. Which is why the NRA has its tits in a wringer because Eric Holder took the opportunity of speaking to the NAACP convention in Orlando on Tuesday to call for states to repeal “Stand Your Ground” laws.

    Your RWNJ Congresscritters, hard (ly) at work!

    • July 18, 2013 at 2:31 pm

      Actually, I think Eric Holder should speak to black audiences and encourage them to arm themselves to the teeth with every possible available weapon so they will also be able to “stand their ground”. I wonder how long it would take gun control laws to pass then?

  36. 105 Nena20409
    July 18, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    CBS Interview of Trayvon’s Parents:


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