On Course

President Obama reacts after missing a putt at the Farm Neck Golf Club at Oak Bluffs on Marthas Vineyard, August 11

141 Responses to “On Course”

  1. 3 africa
    August 11, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Yay. My president. I hope you and family having a wonderful vacay.

  2. 5 Roberta in MN
    August 11, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    That’s pretty tame, I would do more than that 🙂

  3. 6 utaustinliberal
    August 11, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    That is just begging for a caption.

  4. 9 yardarm756
    August 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Fast and furious today.

  5. August 11, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I LOVE our President….but I could snap his legs like a pixie stick. I hope he and his family really enjoy their down time. They earned it.

  6. 17 vitaminlover
    August 11, 2013 at 12:56 pm


  7. August 11, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    PBO’s good buddy & his son are part of his foursome along w/ Sam Kass and Marvin….I bet a Basketball game in next on the agenda this wk

  8. 19 desertflower
    August 11, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Bringing this over…It’s not 2010 anymore and Republicans are getting slammed at town halls for opposing Obamacare!!!


  9. August 11, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    End of last thread:

    Edward Snowden is now out of his limbo at Moscow’s airport, presumably ensconced in some Russian dacha, wondering what the next phase of his young life will bring. Having spent 30 years in the intelligence business, I fervently hope the food is lousy, the winter is cold, and the Internet access is awful. But I worry less about what happens to this one man and more about the damage Snowden has done — and could still do — to America’s long-term ability to strike the right balance between privacy and security.

  10. 23 yardarm756
    August 11, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    My Spanglish is very poor, but from what I can determine, this 15 year old girl is singing something by Puccini at a talent show.


    • 24 Layla
      August 11, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      OMG yardarm!!!! She sent shivers all over my body! ty for this!

    • 26 vcprezofan2
      August 11, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      Well Yardarm, you have done the impossible with your find (how do you guys stumble on to these things?). I don’t like opera, I didn’t understand a word she was saying, yet I actually LISTENED TO THAT THREE TIMES!!! Wow!

    • 28 jackiegrumbacher
      August 11, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      She’s amazing, yardarm. I hope some excellent opera company was listening and auditions her. She has a big future in front of her with the right breaks.

      • 29 yardarm756
        August 11, 2013 at 4:29 pm

        There in lays the question. It ain’t gonna happen though. She’s got the wrong kind of hair! 😦

        • 30 HZ
          August 11, 2013 at 4:59 pm

          Yardarm, beautiful young lady and voice. What a beautiful gem you found for us. Wow!! She is superb!!! She is singing an Aria from Puccini’s beautiful Opera Turandot. Some of the words:
          Nobody shall sleep
          Nobody shall sleep
          Even you, o Princeess
          in your cold room,
          watch the stars that tremble with love and with hope.
          But my secret is hidden within me.
          My name no one should know
          On your mouth I will tell it when the light shines
          And my kiss will dissolve the silence that makes you mine.
          Vanish, o night
          Set, stars, Set, stars
          At dawn
          I shall win, I shall win.

          This is to the best of my rememberance. This was one of eight songs that I had to sing for my final’s recital for my voice class in college. I was not good at all in Italian and will never sing it again because the language is so lovely. I refuse to mess it up. So my voice teacher allowed me to sing part of it in English. I am old, but this is one of my favorites to this day . I love to put the recordings by Pavarotti, Carreras, and Bocelli, and Leontyne Price and can listen to them all day.

          Yardarm, remember Leontyne Price’s hair? We will sing to the music angel to let the notes rise through that beautiful young lady’s head and glow in her beautiful hair. For the record, my hair was just like this lovely young girl when I was 19 and in a college where ironing the my hair was like a seasonal ticket to my dorm room for lessons. Lots of loving memories even then. It made me even stronger. I graced my grandmother’s hair and my beautiful precious mother’s even through singing Puccini. ((((( Thanks for sharing this beauty, yardarm)))))HZ

          • 31 yardarm756
            August 11, 2013 at 5:07 pm

            HZ thank you. YOU ARE A TREASURE!

            • 32 HZ
              August 11, 2013 at 5:18 pm

              You, my precious gift are among that TREASURE for SURE. (((((TY, my dear one))))). Now you have me listening to Price and Bocelli, and of course Pavarotti while reading. You, added an unplanned gem to my space today. TY. TY. HZ

    • August 11, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      Wow yardarm. I did not understand one word what that young lady was singing, but it brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing.

    • 39 MightyPamela
      August 11, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      Mr. Yardarm ~ thank you very much for posting this for us. It has turned me into a basket case all afternoon, but I am grateful for that. This young girl, with her immense talent, with her Soul on fire, should be the poster child for all who plead for a chance to give them a future they can work with. What kind of world are we leaving them? Sislena is Malia Obama’s age, and my niece Sophie, and so many bright, full~hearted youngsters whose hopes and dreams must not be compromised by the greed and avarice of the likes of Kochs, Romneys, and the other corporate thieves who would steal the world right out from under our children. I sign off now, we have much work to do. Goodnight everyone, happiest of birthdays again to you DD4O! Hugs all around!! 😉

  11. August 11, 2013 at 1:01 pm

  12. 42 Ladyhawke
    August 11, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Sen. Al Franken: “I Assure You This Isn’t About Spying on the American People”

    By Charles Johnson


    The American people can’t know everything because everything they know then, the bad guys will know.”



  13. 44 dotster3
    August 11, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I guess PBO’s extraordinary body English did not help with his putt——still beautiful to behold. Reminded me of a drum major about to strut off. (I was a wee majorette once upon a time)

  14. 49 Ladyhawke
    August 11, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Jeff Gauvin ‏@JeffersonObama 17m


    You have shows like Chris Hayes that spend an hour on AL Qaeda rights and Snowden but ignore GOP assault on our institutions & voting rights


  15. August 11, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    According to the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS), one in 10 of the nation’s 12.5 million nonelderly veterans reports neither having health insurance coverage nor using Veterans Affairs (VA) health care. While veterans are less likely than the rest of the nonelderly population to be uninsured, there are an estimated 1.3 million uninsured veterans nationwide. Another 0.9 million veterans use VA care, but have no other health insurance coverage. An additional 0.9 million adults and children in veterans’ families are uninsured. Both uninsured veterans and their family members report significantly less access to needed health care than their counterparts with insurance coverage. Compared with insured veterans, uninsured veterans have served more recently, are younger, have lower levels of education, are less likely to be married, and are less connected to the labor force—all of which could contribute to lower access to employer-sponsored coverage. Uninsurance among veterans ranges widely across states—from under 5 percent to over 17 percent—and state variation remains even when adjusting forveterans’ demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. States also vary in levels of uninsurance among veterans’ family members.

  16. 51 Ladyhawke
    August 11, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Jeff Gauvin ‏@JeffersonObama 19m


    The amount of energy our side has spent defending that traitor Snowden & pimping Greenwald’s Rand Paul CATO narratives is simply astonishing


  17. 52 dotster3
    August 11, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I loved this segment on CBS Sunday Morning, once again the best show on the teevee. A NY photographer grabs strangers off the street and puts them close together, touching and intimate for his portraits. And something human happens. The subjects report caring about their unlikely partners after the touching and the photos.


  18. August 11, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    ATTN Bobfr: They have named an entire summit after you…….. I bow to your power of persuasiveness!

  19. 61 Nena20409
    August 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Rafael Nadal Parera was on ESPN last night Live….at around 945PM CT and he defeated the number one ranked guy for the Finals today……Serena Williams also won….I think it was the Canadian Open…..I could be wrong. I had not seen Nadal since the Wimbledon.

  20. August 11, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Hello everyone. Happy Birthday Donna. Enjoy the day!

  21. August 11, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    To all the Leo’s here,
    @Leo_Rising: #Leos do well under pressure and are excellent at defusing crisis situations.

  22. 64 Nena20409
    August 11, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Here’s Jonathan Karl…..interviewing Donald Trump on Birtherism?

    Wow…..on 8-11-13? The same Karl who was pimping a false Benghazi story just in May 2013? Wow….the arse is at it again…..looking for a twitter buzz?


    • 65 theo67
      August 11, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      They’ve made fools of both of themselves. Only stupid people still speak in “birther” language – and I don’t normally use the word “stupid”.

    • 66 anniebella
      August 11, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      Here is why the media is just to much blame for this birther B.S. as folks like Trump. If I was a journalists I wouldn’t waste my time with these birthers. But here Jonathan Karl is giving that fool Trump a platform.

      • 67 HZ
        August 11, 2013 at 5:41 pm

        Also remember Anniebella, Johathan Karl is not a true journalist. He is a crap bin who will have nothing worthwhile to save for history but addends to the “Phony, Hate Dustbins.” Now that is all he will be remembered for, trust me.

        And then there is a very brilliant, compassionate, caring, hardworking gentleman who was elected as our 44th President of the United States and re-elected in 2012, who will go in the great historians books and books (the fair and great ones) as ‘History To Know and Never Forget for this Country and the World’.. HZ

  23. 68 Nena20409
    August 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Over at Mediaite…..George Will calls out Rep Gohmert from TX on ABC The is Week ? Hmm? Elephants are flying up in the sky?

    MTP for the last 2 weeks in a roll was 3rd in total and the Demos…..18-25yrs old…….David Gregory is Not getting the ratings……he is destroying MTP. Old man Bob Schieffer is Number one last Sunday….even with the Warner Cable/CBS major market issues.

  24. 69 utaustinliberal
    August 11, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I found this info stunning!

  25. 70 donna dem 4 obama
    August 11, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    For all those that I missed while I was out celebrating today….

    Now we are all going to see Fruitvale Station

    Later everyone!!!

  26. 74 Layla
    August 11, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Fruitvale Station (originally titled Fruitvale) is a 2013 American drama film written and directed by Ryan Coogler. It is Coogler’s first feature-length film and is based on the true story of Oscar Grant, a young man who was killed by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle at the Fruitvale Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Station in Oakland, California.

    The film stars Michael B. Jordan as Oscar Grant. Forest Whitaker is one of the film’s producers.[2] Kevin Durand and Chad Michael Murray play the two BART police officers involved in Grant’s death. The names of the officers were changed for the film.[3]

    Fruitvale Station debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film.[2] It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival where it won the award for Best First Film. The film was released in theaters July 12, 2013

    • 75 Allison
      August 11, 2013 at 3:28 pm

      I plan on going to watch it Saturday. I heard at the end of the movie, there are many people in the audience crying. Its an extremely emotional movie.

  27. 78 desertflower
    August 11, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Not funny….terrifying


    It’s a sunny day. Well, we’re led to believe it’s sunny. The pollution is so thick that sans your glasses and their auto day/night vision setting, you can’t actually tell if its day or night. Without any EPA regulations to get in our way, air quality is now measured in how many fingers you can make out in front of your face. Telling day from night requires you to carry a watch, illuminated with radioactive waste from one of the unregulated fracking polluted lakes or discarded nuclear waste from processing runoffs. It’s cheap because there’s such an abundance of it. But the good news is it’s free. Just run tap water over the watch, assuming you have a tap to use, and it’ll glow for hundreds of years.

  28. 80 yardarm756
    August 11, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    More afternoon funnies. Remember?

  29. August 11, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    And in reference to an earlier thread that drove many to the naughty mats…


  30. 101 sherijr
    August 11, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Happy Birthday Donna ~ I hope you’ve had a wonderful day 🙂

  31. 102 dotster3
    August 11, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    PBO golf video—–sortof—–they cheated by adding some AP photos to the tape


  32. 103 HZ
    August 11, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Happy Birthday, Donna. ((((((((( Celebrate with all of the joy and love with your family and friends.))))))))))) Beautiful hugs following you. HZ

  33. 104 utaustinliberal
    August 11, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Pres. Obama with his niece. The cutest!

  34. 105 utaustinliberal
    August 11, 2013 at 5:52 pm

  35. August 11, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Happy and blessed birthday to you, donna.

    Mine is coming up soon. 🙂

  36. 107 dotster3
    August 11, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Every time I think we’ve seen the lowest of the low in Obama hate, it gets uglier. This is unbelievable—–at the Mo. State Fair—–a bull riding event—–a clown with an Obama mask——announcer asks the crowd “Do you want to see Obama get run down by a bull?” Crowd goes wild, hooting and hollering ——and absolutely shameful “hilarity” ensues. Beyond pitiful and vile.


    • 108 anniebella
      August 11, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      There are some white people who just believe that a black man should know his place, and these people believe that the White House is not that place. Ad no thanks dotster3 I don’t want to read or see anything about this evil.

      • 109 anniebella
        August 11, 2013 at 6:25 pm

        in the G.W. Bush years, my question would have been do you think that G.W. Bush should be President? I wouldn’t have said anything about hurting G.W., like a bull running him down.

      • August 11, 2013 at 6:30 pm

        I know Anniebella….I know how you feel…

        In America…it seems to be ok to exhibit racist notions…but when these notions spill lover ….they have tragic consequences….STOP AND FRISK, the Killing of Trayvon Martin….and when they are on the Supreme Court they strike down a tenant of the VRA…and when they are in Congress….they say that they are against Immigration Reform because all the immigrants are drug smugglers…

        the only saving grace in all this is The Obama Coalition which was able to come together and re-elect our beloved President….but as PBO says there is so much more work to do….


    • 111 Claire
      August 11, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      Sorry Dotster I did not see this before I posted the same story below. Chips can feel free to remove my post. 🙂

  37. 112 LDS
    August 11, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Donna, Happy Birthday and many, many more!
    What lovely day to celebrate your birthday.
    The sun is setting in NYC and it is still a lovely day.
    Happy Birthday!

  38. 113 Nena20409
    August 11, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    GE TODers….

    Sports Up-Date:

    Rafael Nadal Parera won in 2 sets…..In Montreal 6-2. 6-2. 😉

    Usain Bolt regained his title….9.78 seconds……….Here’s a little video…..please don’t close your eyes…..it over in just a tiny bit of seconds.

  39. August 11, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Twerk it, Twerk it, Twerk it Mr. President. Luv Yah!

  40. 116 Claire
    August 11, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    This absolutely should not be tolerated by Missouri residents. Sickening.

    Obama rodeo clown at Missouri state fair draws protest

    “I felt like I was at a Klan rally,” Missouri State Fair goer Perry Beam told Raw Story, his outrage stoked by watching a rodeo crowd whoop and holler at a clown wearing an Obama mask while an announcer asked “Who wants to see Obama get trampled?” this weekend.

    The fair – which is established by the Missouri Legislature – is formally a nonpartisan event. “This isn’t a Republican state fair,” Beam said. “I want to write the governor and the fair board, because I want my money back. This was shameful.”

    A call to a spokesman for the fair has yet to be returned. The rodeo at the fair is produced by the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association, which also has not yet returned a call seeking comment……


  41. 119 anniebella
    August 11, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Disagree with what the President stand for, his policies, but when you start talking about harming him you have gone to dam far.

  42. August 11, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    As #NEWSTAINERS whimper about vacation days, these are the scores that really matter ….

    So much fun with so many TODers having overlapping Birthday Weeks 🙂

  43. 122 jacquelineoboomer
    August 11, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    • 123 jackiegrumbacher
      August 11, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      I’m liking this woman more and more with everything she does. She is a formidable candidate.

    • 124 nathkatun7
      August 11, 2013 at 10:54 pm

      I am liking this lady! She seems ready to take the fight to the “Turtleman.” Democrats must invest everything they can to topple the “Turtleman.”

  44. 125 Ladyhawke
    August 11, 2013 at 7:23 pm


    WATCH: President Obama Can Finally Defend Obamacare

    By Jason Sattler


    Salon‘s Brian Beulter explains how the president can finally make his signature legislative accomplishment a “weapon:”

    Uninsurance rates are about to drop quickly. “Repeal” will soon take on a much different meaning. So it’s no coincidence that just as time begins running out for Obamacare’s opponents, Obama himself is suddenly more comfortable turning the issue on them. The ground is shifting under their feet.

    It’s this shift in advantage to the president that’s fueling the effort to defund Obamacare that some Republicans are willing to pursue despite the potential political costs – because telling tens of millions of people you’re taking away their health care is much harder than pretending to repeal something 40 percent of Americans aren’t sure is actually a law.



  45. 130 vcprezofan2
    August 11, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras have given optimistic outlook over the stalled talks in the divided island of Cyprus.

    “There’s a great opportunity as we speak for the decades-long conflict and tensions that exist in Cyprus to be resolved, and I think we’re both encouraged by the messages that have been coming out of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities. And we’re going to be I think working very closely together to see if we can make progress on those fronts,” Obama said after meeting with Samaras at the White House on Aug. 8.

  46. 131 vcprezofan2
    August 11, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Minimum wage for fast food workers in Australia is $16. Dollar for dollar that’s quite a difference!


    • August 11, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      Yeah, I saw this (different article) in my Twitter timeline today.

      Was hoping that 99ts or Bernyp would weigh in on this.

      I’ll send Berny a tweet, don’t think 99ts is a Twitter user.

      • 133 vcprezofan2
        August 11, 2013 at 8:48 pm

        The man interviewed made a good point – US doesn’t research well on issues like these.

      • 134 99ts
        August 11, 2013 at 9:15 pm

        Few earn that minimum – most get more. (unless under 21, younger ones are paid less). Different states (like US) have different rates – the $16 is the lowest. Used to be extra pay for weekend and holiday work – I think it is now only sundays & holidays. My daughter worked checkouts when a student – used to get double time – sometimes 2.5 time for holidays – loved it! Most employees also receive 9% employee contribution to retirement fund (superannuation). health care is not covered as that is single payer (1.5% tax levy)

        The stores do – however – try all they can to avoid paid breaks – common trick 3 and 4 hour shifts – not good if you have a long distance to travel to work. They also recently lost an attempt to remove the Sunday/holiday extra pay – good.

        I’m not having much luck finding the current award rates online. $16 seems low – my daughter was getting $18 an hour about 7-8 years ago.

  47. 135 andogriff
    August 11, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Happy Birthday to Donna dem! Hope you are having a great day!

  48. August 11, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Our MSM has only 2016 on the brain. Can someone clue them in that a lot can happen between now and then, and no one is gonna say, boy that event in 2013 sure was a game-changer!

  49. 140 desertflower
    August 11, 2013 at 8:57 pm


    Part of our current condition is obviously partisan. Republicans have become the party of “blame the victim.” Whatever your lesser lot in life, it’s completely within your means to correct, according to their logic. Poverty, hunger, homelessness and desperation aren’t violence to the spirit but motivation to the will. If you want more and you work harder, all your problems will disappear. Sink or swim. Pull yourself up. Get over it. Of course, that narrow conservative doctrine denies a broader reality: that there are working poor and chronically unemployed — people who do want and who do work and who do want to work, but who remain stuck on the lowest rungs of the economic ladder.

    In this regard, Republicans have all but abandoned the idea of compassionate conservatism and are diving headlong into callous conservatism.

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