Rain Check

President Obama shakes hands before ordering lunch at Nancy’s restaurant at Oak Bluffs at Martha’s Vineyard, August 13

Chat on!

161 Responses to “Rain Check”

    • 2 cookemom
      August 13, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      Well, howdy do to you O’s! How’s it going on this great getting up Chips earth day afternoon? Happy Birthday Chica may you have many more. Thanks for adding so much to my otherwise unexciting life. You really keep it spiced up for me, not to mention all of the political space you provide for the family.

    • 3 57andfemale
      August 13, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      Congrats on being first, cookemom!

    • 4 hopefruit2
      August 13, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      Congrats cookemom on #1 🙂

  1. August 13, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Happy B-day Chips……hope you got my card last night!

    • August 13, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      Thank you LP!!! Yikes, I missed your card, still hopelessly behind …. off to search!

      • August 13, 2013 at 3:23 pm

        It was on the midnight post….. I even included a recipe! Regardless, I am glad you are of drinking age now…such a breathless wait to reach 21 🙂

      • 8 Dudette
        August 13, 2013 at 3:54 pm

        I call FALSE ADVERTISING on this thread title! Came here thinking I was gonna see my President with at least a few drops of water on him. But NO, I get to come here and see some Vineyard-hussie flashing her ta-tas at him. Harrrumph!

        Anyway, he’s looking pretty damned hawt in that cap & jacket. 🙂

  2. 9 japa21
    August 13, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Damn, I wish PBO would stop being so aloof and arrogant and start showing some caring about the common man. Maybe mingle a little.

    • 10 Dudette
      August 13, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      He ain’t got time for the little people japa! Can’t blame him though; all they wanna do anyway is just take, take, take… 🙂

  3. August 13, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Few items in case you missed…..

  4. 12 MightyPamela
    August 13, 2013 at 3:26 pm


  5. August 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Don’t know if this has been posted….. FLOTUS has a music video!

    • 14 Dudette
      August 13, 2013 at 4:14 pm

      LOVE THIS! Thanks LP!

    • 18 Dudette
      August 13, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      More in this article

    • 19 Dudette
      August 13, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Turns out this song as the first piece for an album of “Songs for Healthier America”

      Details here…


      and here…


      Songs For A Healthier America – Behind the Scenes
      The Songs for a Healthier America album, brought to you by the Partnership for a Healthier America and Hip Hop Public Health, is the result of an innovative collaboration between musicians, physicians, public health researchers, entertainment industry professionals, health advocates and school-aged children. The album and its accompanying curriculum toolkit are designed to inspire and educate children to eat healthy and exercise regularly as part of our collective fight against childhood obesity. We are grateful to the artists and celebrities who donated their time and talent to make this album possible. Please enjoy some exclusive behind the scenes footage below!

      Participating artists and celebrities include:
      Jordin Sparks, Ashanti, Ariana Grande, Matisyahu, Travis Barker, Ryan Beatty, Doug E Fresh, DMC, Dr Oz, Iman Shumpert, Artie Green, Shayna Steele, Jeremy Jordan, E-Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren, Our Time Theater Company, Amelia Robinson, Paul Burch, Brady Rymer and the little band that could, Monifah, J Rome, Ashthon Jones, Daisy Grant, Samite, Naledge, Babi Floyd, Hip Hop MD, and DJ Skee.

    • 20 anniebella
      August 13, 2013 at 5:20 pm

      How Dr. Oz rapping and dancing? He did okay for an old white guy. I meant no harm saying that.

  6. August 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Given the T-shirts the staff wears, they’re serving sharks too – how do sharks taste ?

    • 23 hopefruit2
      August 13, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      Like fish. Shark & Bake (a Trinidadian favorite) is just divinely scrumptious!!

    • 24 MightyPamela
      August 13, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      I truly hope those are shark protection tee-shirts and shark is NOT on the menu ~ the worldwide shark population is in very serious trouble and if they do not become protected worldwide very soon, life in the oceans will take a true beating. If life in the oceans suffers any more abuse, there is no hope left for life elsewhere. Pretty simple, but sadly true.

      • August 13, 2013 at 3:50 pm

        This is indeed is a larger problem than I thought. Even before I saw this list, I stopped eating shark fin soup:


        A quote:

        “It is estimated that something like 100 million sharks are killed by commercial and recreational fishing every year.[10][11] Sharks are often killed for shark fin soup, which some Asian countries regard as a status symbol. Fishermen capture live sharks, fin them, and dump the finless animal back into the water to die from suffocation or predators.”

      • 26 dotster3
        August 13, 2013 at 6:48 pm

        So agree, Pamela.

  7. August 13, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    There are some early signs that Netanyahu is realizing the price his country may one day pay for its settlements, in particular those near Palestinian population centers. He met recently with some of Israel’s leading manufacturers, who expressed their worry that their products may one day be boycotted in Europe, a worry he shares. Kerry, capitalizing on this anxiety, has warned Netanyahu in recent weeks that if the current peace talks bear no fruit, Israel may soon be facing an international delegitimization campaign — in his words — “on steroids.”

    • August 13, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      If he’s this worried why did he sign off on new settlements? Can’t have it both ways.

    • 29 Jessica
      August 13, 2013 at 3:58 pm

      I wonder if PBO is still fustrated that he had to put off John Kerry being Secy of State 1st term to please the Clinton coalition. We could have had a lot more progress in the middle east by now.

      • August 13, 2013 at 4:05 pm

        For a while it looked like John Kerry got more headway in this issue than Hillary. Now I’m skeptical. Perhaps this was just optics …

        But I keep an open mind. Perhaps Bibi is walking into an open trap.

        I normally am not particularly fond of the politics of the European Union (even while I *can* vote there), but I think their move on blocking trade with settlement products is *the right move at the right time*. It’s not earth-shaking, but provokes the right response – showing that it matters.

    • 31 Indie Liberal
      August 13, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      That writer is a big Clinton fan. He doesn’t care for Kerry or Hagel. IDT he likes PBO either. He is viewed with a grain of salt. He and Andrea Greenspan try to make everyting a competition within the foreign policy/national security team. He doesn’t want our SOS and FP to not succeed. Anything to prop up the predecessors.

      That said, IDK where this is going, but hope for the best.

    • 32 arkluvspbo
      August 13, 2013 at 7:24 pm

      I support Israel, I do not support Netenyahu with his foolish stubbornness. Time to be the grown-up, Bibi…seriously.

  8. 33 GGail
    August 13, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Just popping in at lunch time to see if Chipsticks is still wearing her Party Hat 🙂

    Enjoy your special day love!

  9. August 13, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    “Several months ago, the communications office at the White House asked me to join Instagram as another way to show my unique, inside view of the Presidency,” Souza told TODAY.com via email. “But I waited until now because I wanted to first become comfortable with using my iPhone in a creative way.”….

    “Bo is a great subject because, well, he’s Bo. Everyone loves Bo,” Souza said of the first dog. “He is challenging as a subject, mostly because of his black hair. So you really need to have optimal lighting and the right background to make pictures of him work.”…..

    Besides their professional relationship, Bo and Souza share something else in common: They’re both of Portuguese descent. And while Bo may be a presidential pup, that doesn’t stop him from having a little fun in some of the White House’s most prestigious rooms. Plus, he gets something from Souza in exchange for time in front of the lens…..

    • 35 hopefruit2
      August 13, 2013 at 3:54 pm

      🙂 🙂 🙂 The article said that this pic has gotten over 7,000 likes – the most for any pic that Pete has posted on Instagram!

    • August 13, 2013 at 3:58 pm

      Now if someone could get him equal length socks 🙂

    • August 13, 2013 at 4:05 pm


      How cute is this: “He is challenging as a subject, mostly because of his black hair.” (hair, not fur)

      Pete and Bo have something special, I think. Probably what makes Bo the ham that he is (associates getting photographed with Pete Souza).

      • 40 carolyn
        August 13, 2013 at 5:08 pm

        Pete Souza is smart to distinguish that Bo, as a Portuguese water dog has hair, not fur. Poodles are the same. That is why they do not shed, like dogs who have fur, and what makes them good for people with allergies. If you have a poodle, you have to accept that regular grooming is part of the necessary care. I imagine it is the same for Bo.
        I too love Bo’s uneven socks. They show his uniqueness and individuality.
        Our poodle was taken to a kill shelter by her breeder, because she did not meet standards…..she has a white blaze on her chest, her tail is too long, she is not a miniature and not a standard in size. She was rescued by a wonderful woman who runs a rescue shelter in Dodge City, KS. I saw her on the internet, and she did not look like any well trimmed poodle you’ve ever seen! Her hair was at least six inches long, sticking out in all directions, but her description and her eyes in her photo said “Please come get me.” We did, and that was a totally blessed day that we got her. We took her to our vet and groomer the next day, and when she walked out, she knew she was beautiful, and a proud poodle! She brightens our lives, and shares it with us so that we are very wealthy to have her. I have a feeling the Obamas feel the same way about Bo!

        • 41 HZ
          August 14, 2013 at 1:10 am

          Beautiful Carolyn. Thanks for sharing. I love our First Dog. He seems to still have fun, but seems to know that he is so special and he seems to have a sense of POB’s job as something very special. I just feel(IMO) that Bo feels a very close respect for the office of the Presidency. I have never seen a First Dog with so much respect for his President. Just me.HZ

  10. 44 57andfemale
    August 13, 2013 at 3:47 pm

  11. 45 Dudette
    August 13, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Hey everybody, there’s another birthday baby in our midst!!
    Cha snuck in a little note at the end of the R&S thread! Thought we wouldn’t see it, didn’t ya!

    Pretty clever of you to get yourself born on the same day as the Blog Diva!

    Happy a Deliciously Wonderful Birthday Cha!!
    Don’t forget to shake your groove thang when you celebrate! (and if you can’t shake all of it, just wiggle little! 😀 😀 😀

    • 46 Roberta in MN
      August 13, 2013 at 8:41 pm

      Ooooh Dudette, that brought back so many memories. I used to dance to that, JUST LOVED THE BEAT. 🙂 Thank you.

      • 47 HZ
        August 14, 2013 at 1:13 am

        Dudette, our wonderful musician, you bring on the groove. Thank you for such great music, Dudette. (((((( Love our music)))))))HZ

  12. 48 Jessica
    August 13, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    As a South Florida resident I find this photo tragic. It’s August and the weather is NOT beach friendly. He should come to the Palm Beach area.

  13. 49 Gazelle
    August 13, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    The grandest of birthdays, dearest Chips! Keep that 21 on your turntable! 🙂 I keep telling you 29 is da blast, but your needle’s stuck on 21! All the same, keep on being you! xoxox

  14. 50 Dudette
    August 13, 2013 at 3:57 pm

  15. 51 Gazelle
    August 13, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I love the expressions of the people in these photos, kids too! Weather seems a little sucky, but a gives a great excuse to stay put in that lovely vacay home. Chips sure could do quite a few (ahem!) culinary creations in that kitchen! Yikes! Did I just say that?!! 🙂

    • 52 hopefruit2
      August 13, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      Yes, I’m thinking the young man with the green sunglasses is going to be in 7th Heaven for the rest of the day – perhaps the rest of the week!. Everyone is just in such good spirits when our President is around 🙂 🙂

      • 53 Gazelle
        August 13, 2013 at 4:07 pm

        HF, he has his cell phone ready too! He probably said into his cell right afterwards, “OMG, OMG, I shook the President’s hand. We were this close!” Etc., etc. LOL! I would too & would broadcast it to every living soul!

    • 56 hopefruit2
      August 13, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      Well now that his ambitions for NYC Mayor are pretty much gone, I guess he is looking for a possible cabinet or campaign manager position?

      • 57 Vicki
        August 13, 2013 at 4:16 pm

        I don’t think those hopes are realistic. The best Weiner can hope for is that his raised profile will bring him more consultancy jobs and fees. Although who would want this nutty guy around for any reason I am sure I cannot guess.

      • 58 57andfemale
        August 13, 2013 at 4:23 pm

        I watched the clip of him in that interview. It was painful. All politicians are in it for the power, but some actually take the job they are running for seriously. Anthony Weiner has absolutely no interest in running the city of New York. He has zero interest or experience in administration or management; and it is obvious from his bombastic record and this cringe-worthy interview that he has absolutely no skills at bringing parties together to solve the problems of a complex city. Much less any interest in keeping it running efficiently and effectively.

        I hope he implodes and tries to find a real job.

    • 59 Gazelle
      August 13, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      Nah, Dudette, if he shuts up, Carlos Danger will start clicking away. Ick!

    • 61 4morefor44
      August 13, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      look at that. the clinton family disgusts me now attached to this slimball. if hillary does run, the jokes will be never ending now that weiner would be attached to the campaign, and of course already her sexual predator husband. for years it has seemed to me that the clintons keep forcing themselves on the democratic party specifically to keep it divided and down, and if she runs again, then i’ll know that is their role for a fact. she cannot win a national election and just look at how divisive she and her supporters are already. all the rehabilitation the obamas have done for the party will go out the window if hillary selfishly tries to run yet again.

      • August 13, 2013 at 4:46 pm

        Two thumbs up, 4more.

        I’ve mentioned before that she has some creepy aides (Mark Penn, Lanny Davis).

        PBO’s aides are smart, not smarmy!

      • 63 arkluvspbo
        August 13, 2013 at 7:32 pm

        4more, you have articulated my hesitancy towards Hillary so well. I don’t fully trust her, and I don’t want her for president. There are other, better people that could be candidates. It seems so many people are excited for her, but I do see an undercurrent for Elizabeth Warren.

  16. 65 hopefruit2
    August 13, 2013 at 4:06 pm

  17. 66 Allison
    August 13, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Dudette and TOD Family. This is what you accomplished! Great job!

    • 67 Gazelle
      August 13, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      I hope he gets a whole new set of doctors for the actual operation. I wouldn’t trust those SOBs.

    • 68 57andfemale
      August 13, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      And ACA is a ‘death panel’?! Haven’t the insurance companies cornered the market on acceptable killing of Americans who actually expect to get the services they have paid for?

    • 69 jackiegrumbacher
      August 13, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      Great news! And a great accomplishment from the twitter brigades.

    • 70 Dudette
      August 13, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      Wooot! I’m dancing at my desk!!!

      “According to Stokes’ family, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston reversed course this afternoon and has agreed to add the 15-year-old to its donor list. The decision comes days after the hospital informed Stokes’ family that he would not be a good candidate for a new heart, because he had a “history of non-compliance.”
      “We met with hospital officials about 30 minutes ago. After reviewing the situation, they said Anthony would be placed on the list for a heart transplant and that he would be first in line, due to his weakened heart condition, said family spokesman Mark Bell.

      >>>>>> Bell said the hospital did not offer a reason as to why they changed their mind. <<<<<< 😀 😀 😀

      The hospital is planning to make a statement later this afternoon.
      Anthony suffers from dilated cardiomyopathy, in which the heart’s main pumping chamber, the left ventricle, fails to pump enough blood. The condition is generally treated with medications or devices such as pacemakers before a transplant is considered. Stokes’ mother, Melencia Hamilton, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday that without a new heart, her son was would likely die within six to nine months."

    • 73 globalcitizenlinda
      August 13, 2013 at 4:39 pm

      great news!

      I will claim this as a great contribution by the TOD Team – was worth the late night tweets by all.

    • August 13, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      Cheers for Dudette, she started the FIRE!

      • 75 Dudette
        August 13, 2013 at 5:07 pm

        Cheers to TOD Twitter Brigade!!!!
        😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

      • 79 HZ
        August 14, 2013 at 1:26 am

        Dudette, Great Job and all who helped bring this to the attention of the world. Calling this morning to the Congressman’s office did not have to happen by me at least, because I was so upset last evening I put in a call to someone very important and special in my family, and I was informed to watch out for something good to happen today. Well, well, . that is all that I can say. There are a lot of very special and wonderful people out there. And these special people said, “We are a very special and alert and brilliant family here at TOD. They already knew that, but just still wanted to encourage my TOD family.

        (((((()((((((( Thanks to Dudette, Bobfr, and all who made this highly visible )))))())))))))) HZ

    • August 13, 2013 at 4:54 pm


      because the previous decision was just PURE EVIL

  18. 82 hopefruit2
    August 13, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    This is a GREAT article on the stuff we’ve been saying at TOD for the longest while – that the loudest media representatives for so-called progressive agenda are former staunch Republicans (and the author actually calls them out by NAME…Cenk, Ariana, Kos, GG, etc)!!!

    HEADLINE: Why Do We Allow So Many Ex-GOP to be “Authorities” on “Real Progressives”

    // In am just as liberal as anyone out there who claims to speak for the progressive cause, and I have been for pretty much my entire life. So, it really pisses me off when someone comes along and insinuates or says that I’m not a “real” progressive, because I don’t think exactly the way they do. Being liberal or progressive is about being tolerant, and about understanding that not everyone sees every issue the same way. There are a lot of moderates out there who are actually progressive, but they don’t know it, in part because some of the loudest elements of the liberal media scream at the top of their lungs, telling us all what we should believe on every issue. Because they don’t believe exactly that, they figure they’re not very progressive. The problem with this is, they may hate the right wing, but they also come to hate us, even though they probably agree with us on most things.

    What that means is, they’re more likely to stay home, which is virtually a vote in favor of the GOP. How can anyone call themselves a progressive, and claim that voter suppression is a major problem, at the same time they’re discouraging people from voting against the right wing? It makes no sense.

    Over the last couple of years, I’ve been looking at some of the loudest and most influential voices on the left, and I’ve detected a pattern. Let’s see if you can tell what it is. // (READ MORE….)


    • August 13, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      Brilliant stuff Hopefruit, I’m constantly intrigued by the number of ‘former’ GOPers who now, supposedly, are leading progressives. As I always say, I completely understand how people can change their politics as they get older, but some of these ‘transformations’ – from extreme RWers to progs – are, well, pretty hard to believe. Of course, my beloved Cenk is the greatest fairytale of all.

      Will include link in next post, thanks a million HF!

    • 90 nathkatun7
      August 13, 2013 at 5:20 pm

      Great piece by Milt Shook exposing the people I often call “born again progressives.”

      • 91 HZ
        August 14, 2013 at 1:32 am

        Nath, I love your great comments. May I use your phrase, please? “born again progressives.” I would love to speak that phrase to some people that I know. HZ

  19. August 13, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    May the presence of God be felt in that young man’s life … Lord, please guide these doctors, surgeons, nurses and physical therapists to do your work for this young innocent man. Thank you.

  20. August 13, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    #enthusiasiasmgap ” IT WAS EPIC”

  21. 105 Vicki
    August 13, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    BREAKING news…..Poll just out: Bill De Blasio leading with 30% of the likely voters.
    Primary is one month away and anything can happen but Oh boy I am happy now!

  22. 118 Dudette
    August 13, 2013 at 4:40 pm

  23. 121 Gazelle
    August 13, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    [I say “Oh Yeah” and Booman says, “Build It.” Dang, 35 mins from LA to SF?!!!]:

    I actually read the whole thing and I am totally sold. Build it. Build the Hyperloop. If we can have this thing for a mere $7 billion, we have to do it. But what would it mean if we could travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 35 minutes for 20 bucks?

    Link to the pdf doc: http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2013/8/12/234939/937

  24. 124 57andfemale
    August 13, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Is it just me, or is everyone else annoyed with the pop-up ‘petitions’ on just about everything?

  25. 125 Dudette
    August 13, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Thanks so much to everybody who tweeted this story! Can’t help but think we were a factor! Feels sooooo good!!! 😀

    • August 13, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      Dudette, I salute you!! You highlighted this story yesterday and so many people picked up on it and tweeted about it – I have absolutely no doubt that publicity helped change the decision. You’re awesome, Missus!

      • 127 Dudette
        August 13, 2013 at 5:23 pm

        I will never doubt the power of social media again. May not have been us directly, but somebody heard and took action. That’s all that matters for that young man and his family!

        • August 13, 2013 at 5:30 pm

          I used always doubt the power of social media Dudette, to be honest, but not any more, and this story is another reason why. HUGE thanks again for letting us all know about it.

          • 129 Dudette
            August 13, 2013 at 6:14 pm

            I just typed some words on my keyboard and hoped somebody else would care.

            If it wasn’t for this magnificent blog and the people here, this would’ve been another story where I’d have shook my head and felt helpless. Here I found this group of caring people, who remind me everyday of what PBO says about how we can change everything when we lift our voices, no matter how small. We looked at that child, saw an injustice and said something! That was because of your influence, my dear. It was TOD. YOU did this!!!

            Ripples in the ocean. 🙂

    • 132 globalcitizenlinda
      August 13, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      Yes, Dudette pushed the story to the attention of so many – thank you for your contribution and making a real life and death difference in the life of a young man

  26. 134 globalcitizenlinda
    August 13, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    hey TOD Team,

    Many of you spent last night advocating for the 15 year heart transplant patient Mr. Anthony Stokes.

    We are very happy to hear that the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston has reversed its decision and will now place him on the list.

    Yes, it angers many of us that this crazy unfair decision had to be made in the first place.

    However, this is the point at which we (as people who appreciate the forgiving nature of PBO) show that we recognize and appreciate the hospital for listening to the advocacy of so many and reversing its decision.

    Please take a few minutes and send a word of appreciation to those who remembered that First do no harm is the oath they chose to uphold.

    I hope I am not asking too much of us to send a note of appreciation to @childrensatl

  27. 136 yardarm756
    August 13, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    This country is getting deeper and deeper into the woods when compared to other places.

  28. 137 japa21
    August 13, 2013 at 5:10 pm

  29. 138 LadyTNT
    August 13, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHIPSTICKS OBAMA!!! (yes I do believe that you are an honorary member of our Fabulous First Family!) I hope you have a FANTABULOUS day!! I am eternally grateful and thankful that you created this oasis for us true blue Obama supporters!! And I may not comment everyday, but I am here everyday!! I love being a part of this wonderful family!!!

  30. 142 hopefruit2
    August 13, 2013 at 5:14 pm

  31. 145 Don
    August 13, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    I’m not going to praise this hospital for doing what they were supposed to do in the first place. I hope they lose their public funding, in their eyes another black youth isn’t worthy of help. Malcolm X was right, if someone sticks a knife in your back six inches, you don’t clap just because they pull it out three inches.

    • 146 globalcitizenlinda
      August 13, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      I understand your opinion on this matter – was my first reaction.

      change happens slowly in the minds and hearts of some – positive reinforcement may sometimes be needed to help change along

      • 147 dotster3
        August 13, 2013 at 5:52 pm

        Agree Linda——positive reinforcement is most likely to continue to bring positive results. You get more bees with honey, as they say.

  32. 148 Jovie
    August 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm


  33. August 13, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    • 150 nathkatun7
      August 13, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      ‘voter fraud is “rampant and undetected”‘

      That’s “True Believers” for you. As Eric Hoffa said, they (true believers) are “absolutely certain about things they do not know.” They know for sure that “voter fraud is “rampant,” even though they have not been able to detect it.

      Thanks for that excellent tweet, Tally!

  34. 151 57andfemale
    August 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    • 152 anniebella
      August 13, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      I knew North Carolina was on it’s way down when it elected that hearfless Pat McCory, dam racists jackass.

      • August 13, 2013 at 9:58 pm

        I dont think we have paid nearly enough attention to the election process that got these crazy TGOP governors into office. I think there is a very good chance the ballots were tampered/mis-counted, etc.

    • 154 nathkatun7
      August 13, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      It’s plainly obvious what the teabag Republicans mean when they say they want their country back. The country they want back is the Jim Crow era country when “white supremacy” reigned supreme. Just like during the Jim crow era, the right wing majority on the U.S. Supreme Court has given a green light to those who want to restore “white supremacy.” In other words, democracy must not be allowed to stand in the way of “white supremacy.” Lets hope that the coalition that made up the majority of Americans that elected, and then re-elected, President Obama, will stand firm by resisting this push by the teabag Republicans, aided by five men on the U.S. Supreme Court, to go backwards.

      • 155 57andfemale
        August 14, 2013 at 10:38 am

        All we need to do is vote. The only reason we’re in this horror show is because Republicans voted for Republicans no matter what – all the time, in sufficient numbers. It is our side that ceded this country to a small sliver of crazies because we let perfection be the enemy of the good.

        I hope and pray that we’ve finally learned that lesson. As of 2010, we had not. We MUST vote. We have always been the majority, but our side has chosen to cede their power at the polls to the most regressive party in American history.

  35. 156 57andfemale
    August 13, 2013 at 5:34 pm

  36. 157 Dudette
    August 13, 2013 at 5:39 pm

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