Five Years Ago This Week….






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  1. August 21, 2013 at 1:36 pm

  2. 3 Vicki
    August 21, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Reposting comment on last thread: NYC Mayoral debate tonight and I will post a wrap-up of general comments from pundits after it is over. If you are interested in Bill deBlasio becoming mayor as I am check TOD by 9:30 for at least some idea of how the evening went.

    • 4 utaustinliberal
      August 21, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      C-SPAN is airing it so everyone can watch.

      • 5 hopefruit2
        August 21, 2013 at 7:50 pm

        Thanks for the heads-up UT. I will watch it on CSPAN.

        Vicki, I don’t mean to be ungrateful – thanks for offering to keep us updated. However, I tend to prefer to see the actual debates and not get the pundit spin (which is almost always all spin and little to no reality). Pundit spin for the 2012 presidential debates (not just the 1st one) would have us believe that Romney was going to win the election in 2012. In this particular case, I think the MSM will be even more inclined to spin for Quinn and against De Blasio ( for obvious reasons).

  3. August 21, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    That was such a wonderful moment and such a wonderful choice for our country.

    Sending VP and Beau Biden my thoughts for highest healing and strength.

  4. 8 utaustinliberal
    August 21, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    I remember that day. Great memories. Wishing the Biden family the best and wishing Beau Biden strength and comforting thoughts.

  5. 9 sherijr
    August 21, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Me too.. All my best wishes and positive thoughts go out to Beau Biden ~

    Thank you for this reminder of that day Chips… I’ll always remember Joe’s “I’m not the guy” to the press when they were outside his house prior to the announcement that he would be VP.

  6. 10 Gazelle
    August 21, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    [Hope you don’t mind … reposting video from very end of last thread. Chiara de Blasio introducing her Dad]:


    • 11 Asher in Boston
      August 21, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      Wasn’t Chiara so adorable! I saw this last night on Pierce Morgan and lol at the “boring white guy” Kids are the cutest, they don’t have a filter.

      • 12 Jessica
        August 21, 2013 at 4:07 pm

        “The boring white guy” quip reminds me of something Malia would say. Remember her “People magazine is for important people” quip at ripe age of 10. Cool kids and they’re a little older so they won’t have to do too much growing up in the spotlight.

  7. 13 utaustinliberal
    August 21, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Maureen Dowd is the scum of the earth. She purposely misquoted Bill DeBlasio’s wife to stir up trouble. She’s done it before and claimed it was a mistake. This is journalistic malfeasance.


    • 14 jackiegrumbacher
      August 21, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      Dowd has serious issues with the truth and has lost any ability she might once have had to be objective about anything. She dislikes the president intensely and she ‘s obviously taken a dislike to deBlasio’s family. I won’t make conjectures about what the president and Mrs. deBlasio have in common, but it seems obvious that Dowd’s problems are deep-rooted.

  8. 16 JER
    August 21, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    • August 21, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      I liked what a caller on Stephanie Miller said this morning, “if everyone was armed in the school, this would have been a blood bath, but instead it took a quick thinking employee in the school to talk this young man down…no dead children and this guy can get the help he needs”. I am sick and tired of hearing the NRA tools saying No Gun Zones opens up schools to be targets because they KNOW there will be no guns. Will, there are NO guns in any workplace other than a gun store or if the owner brings one to work like a liquor store or an independent jewelry store. You won’t find employees with guns in Zales or Department stores.

      • 18 sherijr
        August 21, 2013 at 5:38 pm

        I was so impressed with her- Ms. Tuffs- to be so empathetic and compassionate with this young man during such a scary scenario.. he came in as an ‘enemy’ and she was brilliant merely by being humane. A lot of folks, including that young man, owe their lives to her, imo. Thank goodness she was the person he ran into yesterday. And yes thankfully it wasn’t an ‘armed school’.

  9. 19 Gazelle
    August 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    [I LOVE Kid President! 🙂 He scored an interview with Beyonce who said: “I can’t believe I’m sitting in front of Kid President. I was very excited to meet you today.”]


  10. 20 HZ
    August 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Good Morning/Afternoon to Chips and my TOD family. I could not say good morning with you on our Rise and Shine because it was in my spam, so no R&S, however, I still found time to rise, shine and give honor to the day. I also used the time to spend in more quiet/loud prayer and meditation for all of my families: my personal family, our president, our vice–president; the administration; our military serving us all over the world, and our Congress.

    I enjoyed the early morning time always in quiet meditation and prayers. I am so grateful to be living during this time in our history as well. I am so grateful for what Chips has provided for all of us to support President Barack Obama during his election and during his governing. This is a precious time in our history.

    I want to continue to give my loving shout outs to Amk, Vc., Layla, Fred, Africa, and all of our TOD family members who are trying to move through their journeys with grace as they deal with each situation in their space. We will make it together, because we are a strong family filled with so much love. So be encourage in all that you do, TOD family.

    It is hot here, but thankfully I can have the air on. I am keeping VP Biden , Dr. Jill Biden, Beau Biden, Hunter Biden, and Beau’s beautiful wife and children in my thoughts and prayers. We know when we lift up VPBiden and his family, it will give our beautiful and loving VP some healing peace and grace to carry on. So no matter what our personal faiths are, we all are one loving group of beautiful human beings who believe in total commitment to each other, respect for the beauty and enjoyment of a decent life, and pure love to all. We with pull through this with our VP, and our President. We also know how lovely POB and VP Bden love each other and are so close within their families. Thanks so much Chips for posting this beautiful reminder of that wonderful moment when the two came together to become running mates. A beautiful day indeed. Now we stand with both families to help Beau Biden get to a beautiful healing space.

    I ask you all to keep me in your thoughts and prayers please. I am trying to work on my refinance , so keep me in your prayers Please. So far so good. I am not worried, but I do stress with paper work because I like to keep on top of things. But, you know something; I have come this far, and I am not giving up or turning back. FORWARD in this as well.

    Be kind to your space; gentle with your words; firm in your beliefs; and passionate about your love to your family, spouse, partners; and loved ones. This is a gift to share such important and wonderful aspects of our daily lives. But do not forget those who are still struggling so hard just to make ends meet now. We must fight for them as well. That is our better angels showing up and showing out. I have a tee shirt that was given to me many years ago that had these words on it “When God Made Me, He/She Was Just Showing Out.” I love that shirt to this day.() Beau &VP Biden and family. () My beautiful Chips and family.() Our amazing and brilliant President and First Family.() POB’s Administration. () ()() () to all of our military men and women and their beautiful families. Blessings and much love. HZ

    • 21 0388jojothecat
      August 21, 2013 at 2:25 pm

      It’s still morning for us HZ in SoCal, so Good Morning. I am sending you good thoughts, love and light to have the patience in getting through all the paperwork and good luck on the refinance. I have been through it a few times myself so I know it can be a challenge but I know you are up for it. God Bless you HZ.

      • 22 HZ
        August 21, 2013 at 11:39 pm

        Your words of encouragement , jojo are so beautiful to me. I will try my best to come through all of this stressfulness. From another SoCal neighbor, you are so kind of think of me in this way. ((((((( TY jojo)))))))HZ

    • 23 jackiegrumbacher
      August 21, 2013 at 2:26 pm

      HZ, I firmly believe that when you bless other people, blessings come back to you many times over. I will offer my best thoughts to you for your health, your finances, and your paper work. I think that tee shirt is amazing and very prophetic.

      • 24 HZ
        August 21, 2013 at 11:43 pm

        Jackie G., your comments are so true. I also believe in this as well. ((((((((((TY, Jackie G.))))))). Yes, the paper work is tremendous and I will stick with it. (((((((TY, Jackie G.))))))). I am asking for a blessing to come upon this lovely favor after working so hard in my life. HZ

    • 25 GGail
      August 21, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      My dear HZ, it’s still morning for me too – in fact, I’m here in Pasadena at work.

      I hear your plea and I support you in your endeavor. With patience comes organization. You are in my thoughts & prayers today HZ as you handle your business. {{{{{{HZ}}}}}}}

      • 26 HZ
        August 21, 2013 at 11:46 pm

        GGail, we are approximately 40 miles from each other as well as jojo, I do believe. Maybe when times permits, we will all get together before POB leaves office.

        (((((((TY. GGAIL))))))) for your support and your kind words. HZ

    • 27 vcprezofan2
      August 21, 2013 at 3:34 pm

      Waving back to you, HZ, while wishing that all goes well with you, in all areas!

      • 28 HZ
        August 21, 2013 at 11:48 pm

        (((((((Vc, you give my hearts lots of smiles and enjoyment here within our TOD family. ))))))) I so appreciate you well wishes.HZ

    • 29 sherijr
      August 21, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      HZ- you are such a truly good soul… and always wise. Wishing you all the best w/ refinancing on your home.. hopefully smooth sailing for you. Take care.

      • 30 HZ
        August 21, 2013 at 11:53 pm

        Sherijr, (((((((TY))))))) What lovely and very kind words. I am hoping for a smooth sail as well. I am very independent and sometimes that can get me into a little hot water. I try to keep my business in a manner of not worrying my beautiful and loving brother. Mother always taught us to love, make sure each one will never be alone, but do our own homework. I have great and calm support from him, but he knows his sis and my “I’ve got to do this on my own.” I hope I am doing the wise thing in this move. HZ

    • August 21, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      HZ, you got it. Everything is coming your way. Because.

      • 32 HZ
        August 21, 2013 at 11:54 pm

        (((((((TY, meta))))))). I say that every morning that I wake up to a new day. “Lord, we got this one together, right?” The answer is ofcourse, why not. HZ

  11. 33 GGail
    August 21, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks, UT & TOD family!

    Thanks Chipsticks for bringing up these wonderful memories. We need that same surge of hope and possibility for the 2014 elections – YES.WE.CAN!

    My positive thoughts go out to the Biden family.

  12. 34 Gazelle
    August 21, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Random thought: I’ve decided that The Guardian (UK) newspaper is a sibling of the gladly departed News of the World. 🙂

  13. 35 Asher
    August 21, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    OMG. I remember that day. Was all smiles and wishing for Joe to be the one. Couldn’t sleep waiting for the alert.

  14. 36 Asher
    August 21, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    oh oh, am in jail

    • August 21, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      No you’re not Asher!!! It was just you signed in with ‘Asher in Boston’ before, so you were automatically detected as a shiny new person so got stuck in pending!

      • 38 jacquelineoboomer
        August 21, 2013 at 4:05 pm

        Oh, how fun. If I sign in as “jacquelineoboomer in Boston,” will I be a shiny new person?

        Good afternoon, no matter how that goes, Chips!

      • 41 jacquelineoboomer
        August 21, 2013 at 4:06 pm

        Oh, and, Chips, thank you for this sweet post to honor VP Biden and to remind us to keep Beau in our thoughts, as well.

  15. 43 Asher in Boston
    August 21, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Sorry my bad.

  16. 44 Linda
    August 21, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    x-Aide to Cantor Backs McAuliffe in Va. Race

    Read more: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/08/20/ex-aide_to_cantor_backs_mcauliffe_in_va_race_119656.html#ixzz2cdINYtGm
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  17. 47 sjterrid
    August 21, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    My thoughts and prayers for Beau Biden and Family. I went to the whitehouse.gov website and sent an email to Vice President, Joe Biden sending my prayers.

  18. 48 carolyn
    August 21, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Thinking of and praying for the Biden family today. Also, remembering that joyful day when the four wonderful ones appeared together for the first time. I was smiling for at least 24 hours!
    Some encouraging word, I hope about Beau Biden. A colleague of mine was diagnosed with a mass on the brain about four years ago. It was large. The doctors operated, it was benign. He is fine, and living a full, healthy life four years later. He has suffered no mental impairment whatsoever. I am praying and hoping this will be the case with Beau Biden.
    Why am I not surprised that our Joe went to Houston with his son and will stay there, and is cancelling fundraisers???? That is who he is!

    • August 21, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      It really all depends on where it is and what kind of tumor.

      My brother had a 6″ square AVM on his left parietal lobe. Long period of very difficult treatment but he is OK today. So there’s always a place for HOPE.

      Joe is so close to his children. This must be especially painful for him. I hope Dr. Jill is by his side.

    • 50 0388jojothecat
      August 21, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      My cousin’s wife had and still has benign tumors, most were removed but some that were too difficult to get to remain. She is doing well after one year and still going through recovery. There are so many people getting brain tumors…Cheryl Crow, Mary Tyler Moore, just to name a few.

      • 51 HZ
        August 22, 2013 at 12:00 am

        Meta and jojo, thanks for sharing your comments. I am praying for healing for AG Beau Biden and the entire family. VP Biden is so very close to this children. I am so grateful he is a very strong person and Dr. Jill Biden is there for him as well. They surely have been through a lot as little young children and I am praying that AG Biden will also get through this one.

        (((((((((((( Candles lit tonight for our VP and family.))))))))))))))) HZ

  19. 52 Andy46
    August 21, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Hi TOD
    Just wanted to share this awesome link of peeps waiting in line to get tickets to see President Obama at UB tomorrow
    this news channel will also being streaming live the President arrival and speech


  20. 57 japa21
    August 21, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    • 58 57andfemale
      August 21, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      I’m trying to follow the logic: Cars whiz by on the expressway. A cop sees all the cars whizzing by. He ‘subsets’ the cars doing 80 in a 55 zone for scrutiny, and then ignores the other cars he witnessed.

      So, because he saw the cars, he has amassed that information. It doesn’t mean he is investigating every car he saw, does it?

      These same emoprogs are right now ordering from Amazon, paying no attention to the fact that Amazon’s home page is reflecting what they bought. They also are calling the electric company to complain about their bill. The company will ‘know’ how much electricity they used yesterday, last month, and for the last five years in order to determine the fairness of the charges. Oh, the horrors!

      It doesn’t mean the electricity police are going to come get them. God.

      We’re on the grid. the grid exists. We use the grid every day.

  21. August 21, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Prayers for Beau Biden for health and for a favorable diagnosis. Also prayers for the strength and mental well being as they aid him in his recovery.

  22. 61 JER
    August 21, 2013 at 4:18 pm

  23. 62 Layla
    August 21, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Rising and shining! Hope everyone is well. Special prayers for Beau Biden and family! Great Post Chips, such beautiful memories!!!!!!

  24. 63 Dakota
    August 21, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Biden Family today.

    Hubby’s hometown is Binghamton, NY. Friends and family all excited about the President’s visit. Hubby attended the college when it was SUNY Binghamton.

  25. 64 57andfemale
    August 21, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Did anyone watch more than the 10 minutes of Al-Jazeera America that I watched yesterday? In all fairness, I clicked on Ali Velishi and his sneering report on ACA. I found it less than ‘balanced’ or enlightening. But I admit, after a long day at work I didn’t need to come home and hear that ACA should be thrown out (as he kept parading across the screen, showing how big the bill was) because we don’t have enough doctors in Mississippi. They showed a doctor who said she didn’t want to share her salary with a second doctor. And a resident of MS who was a musician, puffing away on a cigarette, unaware that subsidies were available.

    I am unsure how ACA is the reason Mississippi has dismal health care. I thought these Confederate states didn’t need no stinkin’ Federal help.

    I know this jackass comes from CNN. I know I couldn’t stomach any more of him and turned it off. I don’t expect love letters to PBO, but if you’re going to do a segment on ACA, how about mentioning that the reason this resident doesn’t know about ACA is because of his own damned state and Republicans who won’t fund any efforts to inform the public?

    Anyone see any other coverage from the network?

    • 65 Layla
      August 21, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      Would not watch Ali Velchi if you paid me!!!!!! Not a good start for AJA!!!!!!

      • 66 57andfemale
        August 21, 2013 at 4:57 pm

        Well, that was my feeling.

        I’m Jewish. I am vehemently opposed to most of Israel’s actions. But I have knee-jerk responses to anti-Semitic rhetoric. I want to be informed. I want to be more ‘global’ in my perspective, and American news has gone to hell. But there are certain things that I will not be able to take.

        Still keeping an open mind. Don’t know if they also did a half hour segment on the problems facing implementation of ACA due to Republican obstruction. But if the station is like those 15 minutes, I won’t be a regular watcher.

    • 67 elo4obama/biden
      August 21, 2013 at 5:14 pm

      57 and female I watched even less than 10 min of the same segment ending with the smoker musician. I was too tired to do heavy at that moment. I did hear in that same segment hope that more doctors would be attracted to Miss. and the like because of the ACA. I took it to mean that the lone overworked doctor who could not afford to hire another would have more patients than she could possibly handle. The “smoker” was clueless but he genuinely seemed excited at the prospect of health care.
      Well I had hope that all the rest of this piece I’d not seen was enlightening, now I’m not sure. Maybe I’ll look online.

      • 68 57andfemale
        August 21, 2013 at 5:34 pm

        I watched the entire segment. Not once was there mention of community clinics within ACA and the push for rural doctors in the bill. I found the statement by the woman doctor ambivalent and Velishi’s lead in and comments after sounded like tea party rhetoric – if we don’t have enough doctors then why are we giving them insurance?. Yes, the point of the piece was that ACA will give insurance to more people, but there won’t be enough health care to serve them. I would have been more generous if Ali Velishi hadn’t said at least four times that the bill is soooo long and his disdain for ACA was clear.

        A balanced report would have mentioned the provisions in the bill that are trying to address the health care shortage. a balanced report would have mentioned that ACA may be a bright light in job creation, as a market for affordable health care emerges. And it would have mentioned that perhaps the reason that people don’t know about the bill is because Republicans in Congress are making it impossible for HHS to get the word out.

        There was no context that MS problems with health care are of their own making. And no mention that MS has refused Medicaid expansion.

        It felt like a typical CBS or ABC report with barely a nod at context. But as I said, that’s all I watched and I really am keeping an open mind about their reporting.

  26. August 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I’m sorry, but Dean is running for POTUS in 2016? Please! Make this idiocy stop.

  27. 70 JER
    August 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm

  28. August 21, 2013 at 4:51 pm


    • August 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm

      AP now verifying!! THANK GOODNESS!!

    • 75 dotster3
      August 21, 2013 at 5:47 pm

      It does sound like good news, but I have to mention this caution. I heard the biopsy results would take several days. I hope that somehow that report was false and they removed a benign tumor.

      • 76 Layla
        August 21, 2013 at 6:40 pm

        Yep, caution is in order….they could have done endonasal surgery to remove a tumor and that might explain the early release…if it was a tumor. Biopsy results would still be pending..

  29. 77 JER
    August 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    … “Yesterday our son Beau underwent a successful procedure. He is in great shape and is going to be discharged tomorrow and heading home to Delaware. He will follow up with his local physicians in the coming weeks,” the statement said. … Valerie Biden Owens of Chadds Ford, Pa., the vice president’s sister, said today she talked by telephone to Beau and he’s “up and around and feeling good.”

    “He said, ‘Aunt Val, I’m coming home! I’m good,’ ” said Owens who was reached at her home. … http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20130821/NEWS02/308210061/Beau-Biden-return-Delaware-after-successful-procedure-

  30. August 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Thanks for the memory! I was there that day and it was spectacular. Although it was hot and humid that day, nothing could keep me from that rally.

  31. 79 jacquelineoboomer
    August 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Dear Chris Matthews,

    Accidentally watched a little of your show today. Here’s an unsolicited thought from me. Give up your second hour, go home and go into your office and start writing your next book, then offer yourself up to the HillaryForAnything campaign gods, and work behind the scenes. Maybe licking envelopes with all of that dreaded spittle.

    Got it, dork?

    Sick to death of you in River City like I was last time I accidentally tuned in

    P.S. Begone!

    • 80 57andfemale
      August 21, 2013 at 5:36 pm

      Well, we are only subjected to him for one hour/day starting next Monday when Ed Schultz takes over the earlier slot.

    • 84 dotster3
      August 21, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      I can only think he is trying mighty hard to get a spot in the Hillary administration. There can be no other reason for this constant gushing and slobbering about Hillary and “the Clintons”. He’s working overtime on this mission, and it is nauseous.

      • 85 57andfemale
        August 21, 2013 at 5:57 pm

        He lives in the past. He has a weak grip on the reality of the 21st century and even less interest. He’s a relic and should retire. He certainly is not a grand, sage voice. He ain’t no Cronkite or Murrow. He’s a legend only in his own flustered brain.

        • 86 jacquelineoboomer
          August 21, 2013 at 6:06 pm

          Waiting for Rev. Al, I caught Chris’ sign-off where – with choked voice – he begged people to support him during his stunted one-hour show starting Monday because “this stuff isn’t easy.” No sense crying about it, Chris, just leave before you make a worse fool of yourself.

          • 87 Vicki
            August 21, 2013 at 6:33 pm

            OMG, jacquelineb. I turned my TV on at exactly 6 to see Rev. Al and the sad desperate face of Chris was there for a second. This man hasn’t learned much about dignity and grace. Painful to see his anguish. For the next 2 days if I am home to watch the Rev, I’ll tune in at 6:01.

            • 88 jacquelineoboomer
              August 21, 2013 at 6:41 pm

              I know that feeling. I record Rev. Al’s show and always try to mute it before the “:01” part, since the leftovers of Chris are still there to announce him.

              This is when family members should have a little chat with him, to remind him “pathetic” is not a good look.

          • 89 57andfemale
            August 21, 2013 at 8:45 pm

            Boy, he sure showed how classless he is. Good God, why does he need TWO HOURS a day anyway?

            He’s embarrassed himself. He’s had a ridiculously long run,considering he was allowed to say whatever incoherent blather jumps into his brain.

            • 90 jacquelineoboomer
              August 21, 2013 at 9:14 pm

              From the desperate look in his eye, maybe he knows he’s gonna lose that other hour, soon. Perhaps he was told it depended on his future ratings, and that’s why he was whimpering that his supporters should all watch him next week and beyond. Can’t see the writing on the wall, for his own feelings of self-importance.

      • 91 Jovie
        August 21, 2013 at 6:04 pm

        Most of the media always talks about Hillary, but it’s not exactly positive.
        Sort if like how they’re obsessed with this President, but slam him.
        Meanwhile, Rome is burning!

  32. 92 57andfemale
    August 21, 2013 at 5:43 pm

  33. 93 57andfemale
    August 21, 2013 at 5:47 pm

  34. 94 57andfemale
    August 21, 2013 at 5:48 pm

  35. 96 dotster3
    August 21, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Yes, what will it take?

  36. 98 jacquelineoboomer
    August 21, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Ha. Cruz asks at a town hall: “Can we mobilize grassroots America?” Yeah, Cruz, that’s why President Obama got elected and re-elected in ’08 and ’12! That’s what grassroots America looks like. You look like a POS – oh, and, Senator McCarthy. Not a good look for anybody, eh?

  37. 99 Vicki
    August 21, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    As Chips told us CSPAN is showing NYC Mayoral debate starting at 6. Actual debate starts at 7 and goes until 8:30.

    CSPAN seems like an oligarchic corporate RW network to me so I am watching Joy and Karen with the Rev now.

    Can’t imagine that CSPAN would be fair to the un-Bloomberg un-corporate sane and good Bill deBlasio.

  38. 101 dotster3
    August 21, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Dr. Nancy Sneiderman on NBC Nightly News said Beau Biden’s procedure yesterday was a “complicated biopsy”, and it will be days/weeks before any diagnosis can be made. I tried to catch everything she said, but she said this means that some tissue was left behind, that tumor mass is in a difficult location, that this procedure may reduce his risk of another stroke, that there may be no definitive diagnosis. I join all others in wishing the best for Beau, the most optimal outcome.

    • 102 Layla
      August 21, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      Looking more and more like endonasal surgery…however I am not a big fan of “TV doctors”..I do not think she is a neuro-surgeon either!

    • 103 jacquelineoboomer
      August 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm

      This may have been a guess on her part? Don’t recall any press briefing, and even though she’s a doctor, not sure she’d be able to definitively get her hands on his medical info. But who knows. I just hope it’s all good.

      • 104 dotster3
        August 21, 2013 at 7:20 pm

        I don’t know for sure, of course, but I just don’t think she’d guess on a national broadcast on this matter. She sounded like she knew it was a “complicated biopsy”—–said something about “it was reported to be a complicated biopsy”—–maybe just within the medical community.

  39. August 21, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    New post in 15-ish mins

  40. 106 jacquelineoboomer
    August 21, 2013 at 6:58 pm

  41. 109 desertflower
    August 21, 2013 at 7:09 pm


    Earlier this month, we shared with you that the Brady Campaign launched a new initiative called Voices Against Violence.

    Well now it’s official. Voices Against Violence has just created the world’s first petition to end gun violence that you sign with your voice.

    Check it out, and be among the first ever
    in the world to record your voice signature.

    The idea is simple: Every voice in the world is unique and every voice matters.

    Americans want a nation that is free from gun violence. With your help, our individual voices will become a chorus for change that Congress cannot ignore.

    Between now and the end of the week, we’re hoping for 10,000 people to make some noise with Voices Against Violence. Will you make your voice heard?

    Now is the time to raise our voices against gun violence. Every day we wait, another 90 Americans die from a bullet.

    We’ve had too many moments of silence. Make some noise and record your voice signature now. Be one of the first ever in the world to record your voice signature.

  42. 110 Layla
    August 21, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Any updates Vicki…..

  43. 111 Nena20409
    August 21, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Josh Earnest at the WH press briefing on 8-20-13


  44. 116 Jovie
    August 21, 2013 at 8:06 pm

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