Laugh Into The Morning


84 Responses to “Laugh Into The Morning”

  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    August 27, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Okay, I’ll laugh!

  2. 4 amk for obama
    August 27, 2013 at 12:26 am

    what is donald frump’s stupid tweet doing here?

  3. 9 vcprezofan2
    August 27, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Back again!

  4. 10 jacquelineoboomer
    August 27, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Ha – some guy on Twitter told me to “Remove your blinders” following my old tweet to Chris Matthews that I wouldn’t watch his “new” show if he didn’t stop bashing Pres. Obama, because tonight Chris didn’t. If ya followed that.

    Bring it on, guy on Twitter! No, actually, I responded in a very ladylike fashion to throw him off the track.

    #TwoCanPlayAtThisGameIJustHadLateNightCoffee 🙂

    • 11 jackiegrumbacher
      August 27, 2013 at 7:56 am

      Good for you, JOB. Obviously this guy doesn’t really watch Mathews or doesn’t get it if he does.

      • 12 jacquelineoboomer
        August 27, 2013 at 10:55 am

        Exactly, jackieg. Somebody who just started paying attention to Matthews, and decided to explain it to the others. Sounds like an emoprog – eek!


  5. 13 desertflower
    August 27, 2013 at 12:58 am

    More GOP hypocricy…or, “I got mine, screw you.”


    In 1984, Abbott was a 26-year-old law student jogging in Houston when a falling oak tree crushed his spine, leaving him a paraplegic for the rest of his life. His story of overcoming adversity to become a successful attorney and public servant is an inspiration to many.

    So why are some disability activists in Texas conflicted about or adamantly opposed to his candidacy?

    Abbott, the leading Republican candidate for governor in the November 2014 election, has argued the state of Texas should be granted “sovereign immunity” from the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) — landmark legislation signed into law by another Texan, President George H.W. Bush, which outlawed discrimination against people with disabilities.

    He has been supportive of various tort-reform measures in the state, including capping awards and imposing stricter standards on lawsuits. This, despite the fact that by the end of 2013, Abbott will have collected $5.8 million from the lawsuit he filed against the homeowner whose tree fell on him and the company that inspected the oak, according to documents obtained by the Texas Tribune.

    • 14 jackiegrumbacher
      August 27, 2013 at 7:57 am

      Df, if you hadn’t mentioned that he was Republican, I would have known it by his selfishness.

  6. 15 jacquelineoboomer
    August 27, 2013 at 1:03 am

  7. 16 Bill R.
    August 27, 2013 at 1:47 am

    On another note, I just want to say how glad I am an Oregonian. Especially here in the liberal part of Oregon in the Willamette Valley. If you have ever been to Portland, you might understand what I am saying. It is open, very open. I just saw a public television program on the culture of Portland and they focused on the annual World Naked Bike Tour of Portland. Pretty amazing….. a group of young millennial age adults, riding around the city with no clothes on. You wouldn’t see that in Indiana, or Mississippi, or idaho. But in Portland, they are cheered everywhere they pedal their bikes. I lived 20 years in the Portland area. Now i’m in Salem, the state capital, just 45 min. South of Portland. But Portland voted 75% for President Obama. That says it all.

  8. 17 Jeff
    August 27, 2013 at 1:52 am

    I love how angry the fake left is about cracking down on Assad. It almost made me wonder if they even care what happens to the children and women in that country like they say they do.

    • 18 jackiegrumbacher
      August 27, 2013 at 8:03 am

      No almost about it, Jeff. They are devoid of empathy and simply don’t care how many children get gassed or tortured. Oh, and, of course, in their minds the US is lying and it’s all a set up for the war machine. They are no different from the looney right.

      • 19 Lovepolitics2008
        August 27, 2013 at 8:35 am

        One of their problems is that they’re not able nor willing to consider the complexity of problems, the conflicting values, the moral dilemmas that a president is confronted with. Will the war machine make money if the US attacks Syria ? Of course. Are some corporations planning to try to get some advantage of the situation ? Of course. That doesn’t detract from the fact that there has been use of chemical weapons against civilians. Should the world stay silent and let women and children get slaughtered ?

        What we’ve seen in the past two years is a president working very hard to avoid military intervention. He has even taken risks that the situation would deteriorate; he has tried and tried to work with Russia to find a solution. He has been very careful, and he’s aware that there are some shady characters in the rebel faction too. This is a mess, and President Obama has tried to limit the ugliness; but we can’t count on the “left” to see that. They see the world in black and white.

        The ideologues on the “left” have a role to play in a society: remind us of our ideals. But when it comes to governing, to the delicate and extremely difficult task of balancing values, pros and cons, consequences, well… THEY DON’T HAVE A CLUE.

        They have in President Obama the best man they can hope to have in the Oval office, and they don’t realize it. Maybe they will when he leaves office.

  9. 20 vcprezofan2
    August 27, 2013 at 2:30 am


  10. August 27, 2013 at 2:59 am

    Another busy night in OB. thanks everyone for giving me in-between ‘pushing and pulling’ laughs and information for the past few hours. Just got caught up.

  11. 22 Gazelle
    August 27, 2013 at 3:21 am

    Thanks Fab-UT, yep, you’re fab. Love the post, needed the giggle.

    LP, I’ve been devouring your post, then I back away & nibble. I just don’t want my dish of awesomeness to end, so I nibble from this rich platter. Thank You, two small words, so inadequate in expressing my joy.


  12. 23 amk for obama
    August 27, 2013 at 3:22 am

  13. 26 vcprezofan2
    August 27, 2013 at 3:26 am

    So this is what happens late at night when I don’t check into the village. Hmmmm.

  14. 27 donna dem 4 obama
    August 27, 2013 at 6:39 am

    Good Morning TOD. We start the day with sad news:

    Neil Armstrong Dead; Apollo 11 Astronaut Was First on Moon

    RIP Mr. Armstrong.


  15. August 27, 2013 at 6:54 am

    Good Morning Extended Night Owls/Early Risers!

  16. August 27, 2013 at 7:00 am

    “Republican Governors: Shhh, Don’t Call Our Obamacare Money Obamacare!”



    A variety of Republican governors have sought federal funds under Obamacare, many of them to expand Medicaid eligibility for more residents, a centerpiece of the law that the Supreme Court made optional for states last year.

    But shhh! Don’t call it Obamacare, they say, for they despise that law.

    • Rick Perry (Texas) – seeking roughly $100 million in federal funds under a program set up under Obamacare, called Community First Choice, to help states provide home-based health care to chronically ill Medicaid patients. [Perry’s office claims] it has nothing to do with Obamacare…Only it has everything to do with Obamacare. As the Department of Health and Human Services explained last February, the new Community First Choice program was explicitly set up under the Affordable Care Act …

    • Jan Brewer (Arizona) – compelled the reluctant Republicans who lead the state legislature to accept the eligibility expansion under Medicaid. After she won the fight, she insisted she was still against Obamacare and came up with her own name for what she had done — Medicaid Restoration Plan

    • Rick Scott (Florida) – initially rejected the Medicaid expansion. But faced with pressure from hospitals, and an enticing offer to insure many of his uninsured residents on the federal government’s tab, Scott buckled and championed the Obamacare provision…Then he returned to criticizing Obamacare, papering over the Medicaid component…calling the Medicaid expansion a “compassionate, common sense step forward…

    • Chris Christie (New Jersey) – officially enacted legislation expanding Medicaid… didn’t deny that he was embracing a part of Obamacare, albeit reluctantly.

    Other Republican governors who backed the expansion, such as John Kasich of Ohio and Susana Martinez of New Mexico, downplayed its link to the Affordable Care Act when declaring their intentions.

    Bobby Jindal reportedly pulled his request for funds under the law’s Community First Choice program…complaining that the Obama administration was not willing to be flexible.

  17. August 27, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Pretty soon we’re probably going to be born with a cell phone attached to our hand….

  18. 42 JER
    August 27, 2013 at 7:43 am

    …George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin, plans to ask the state of Florida to cover $200,000 to $300,000 of his legal expenses, his attorney told the Orlando Sentinel Monday evening. … state law requires Florida to pay all his legal costs…


    • August 27, 2013 at 7:50 am

      I’m disgusted by the attention he continues to garner. Since the trial, he is constantly doing things that will guarantee him some time in the spotlight.

      It’s still hard to comprehend how he could have been found not guilty when it was a given that he shot and killed Trayvon Martin. He should look at those fees as the cost of his freedom because by rights he should be serving time in jail.

    • August 27, 2013 at 11:05 pm

      He will overplay his hand soon and he will get exactly what he deserves

  19. August 27, 2013 at 8:08 am

  20. 47 hopefruit2
    August 27, 2013 at 8:12 am

    You can listen to PBO’s interview with Tom Joyner here:


  21. 53 hopefruit2
    August 27, 2013 at 8:18 am

    • 54 Jovie
      August 27, 2013 at 8:27 am

      I got my twitter account suspended again! 🙂
      Did you know if you cuss on Twitter your account is given to the NSA?

      Anyways here’s my new account with my real name! Who knew? (Jovie is my black lab) 🙂

  22. 55 hopefruit2
    August 27, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I see that Obamacare in #1 trend on my Twitter page this morning.

  23. 57 symmetry11
    August 27, 2013 at 8:33 am

    President Obama Talks with Tom Joyner & Sybil Wilkes About Dr. MLK’s Legacy, ‘The Butler’ & More
    Click on audio.

  24. 66 hopefruit2
    August 27, 2013 at 8:47 am

  25. August 27, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Solidarity is For Miley Cyrus: The Racial Implications of her VMA Performance

    As a black woman, I feel like I owe a debt of gratitude to Mikki Kendall, of Solidarity Is For White Women fame for managing to so perfectly encapsulate years of subjugation of black women by white women. With those five words, she was able to instantly zero in on why Intersectional Feminism is so necessary if the feminist movement is to progress.

    Because Miley’s performance last night, and the subsequent ignoring of the racial implications of what she did is just the latest incident in the long line of things that shows me as a black woman, that white feminism does not want me, or care to have me.

    Jezebel’s piece on the performance chose to focus on the slut shaming that has been thrown Miley’s way in the wake of the performance. All fine and good. Slut shaming is bad, don’t do it. On that we can all agree. What it didn’t acknowledge was the incredibly racist nature of that performance. So I brought it up.

    Okay…. but can we talk about the problematic and racist nature of her performance? Her literal use of people as props? Her association of her newfound sexuality with the traditional codifiers of black female culture, thereby perpetuating the Jezebel stereotype that black women are lewd, lascivious and uncontrollably sexualized? Can we talk about the straight up minstrelsy of that performance? Can we talk about how not a single black person won an award last night even though the people who did win awards have been mining black music and culture for years?

    More here: http://groupthink.jezebel.com/solidarity-is-for-miley-cyrus-1203666732?fb_action_ids=10153198066135319&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%2210153198066135319%22%3A155252038013239%7D&action_type_map=%7B%2210153198066135319%22%3A%22og.likes%22%7D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D

    • 70 99ts
      August 27, 2013 at 9:30 am

      That is an amazing link – so much I didn’t know, understand. There are also some good links within the link.

  26. August 27, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Treasury gives Congress a debt-ceiling deadline

    By Steve Benen
    Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:00 AM EDT

    U..S. military intervention in Syria appears increasingly likely; a government-shutdown deadline looms; and congressional action is needed on everything from agriculture to immigration. Is there anything else that can make matters a little more complicated for Washington this fall? Of course there is.

    We’ve known for months that Congress will have to raise the debt ceiling later this year, but it wasn’t clear when, exactly. There was some speculation that action may not be necessary until November or possibly even December.

    Yesterday, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced that the deadline would actually be far sooner.

    Unless Congress raises the debt ceiling, the Treasury Department said on Monday that it expected to lose the ability to pay all of the government’s bills in mid-October.

    That means a recalcitrant Congress will face two major budget deadlines only two weeks apart, since the stopgap “continuing resolution” that finances the federal government runs out at the end of September.


    • August 27, 2013 at 9:20 am

      We have a Congress that is so utterly incapable of dealing with these complex urgencies. All they know how to do is pick up their check from the Koch Brothers and preen for the cameras.

      • August 27, 2013 at 9:39 am

        Congress creates these self-inflicted emergencies that they make no real attempt to heal. Instead they apply a band-aid for a temporary repair and pat themselves on the back for saving the day. The sequester was one of those bandages that unfortunately unraveled, re-opening economic wounds that are slowly festering. Unless those wounds spread and impact their individual well-being, they will continue to ignore the urgency and continue to apply band-aids.

  27. August 27, 2013 at 9:03 am


    At a press conference, Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said “a food environment full of processed foods full of fat, sugar, and salt is contributing to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and other chronic diseases. The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription program is a creative approach that, with the inclusion of Health Bucks, will enable at-risk patients to visit any of our 142 Farmers’ Markets and purchase the fruits and vegetables that will help them stay healthy.


    I like this idea….

  28. August 27, 2013 at 9:06 am

    ‘Human beings will adjust’
    By Steve Benen
    Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:14 PM EDT.

    We talked last week about one of the right’s favorite arguments: the United States doesn’t need a system in which Americans have health insurance because if the uninsured get sick, they can just go to the emergency room. Of all the awful arguments against reform, I consider this the worst of the worst.

    What I didn’t know until today is that Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Ken Cuccinelli (R) has an especially interesting take on the issue.

    A Democratic source flagged this amazing clip in which Virginia’s right-wing attorney general was asked about the health care system, and he called for limiting something called the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (or EMTALA). If this sounds unfamiliar, it’s the ’80s-era law, signed by President Reagan, that requires emergency rooms to provide care regardless of citizenship, legal status, or a patient’s ability to pay.

    More here: http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/08/26/20200650-human-beings-will-adjust?lite

    • 77 jackiegrumbacher
      August 27, 2013 at 9:40 am

      Rikyrah, Cuccinelli is a curse on the state of Virginia. He must be defeated in November. I am also sure that the Cuccinelli family has all the health care coverage it needs. He doesn’t have to adjust, only the rest of us.

  29. 78 amk for obama
    August 27, 2013 at 9:10 am

    • 79 donna dem 4 obama
      August 27, 2013 at 9:31 am

      Amk, it is totally disgusting. Everywhere you turn they are ginning up war as if its some game. This President will make a careful, thoughtful decision. He is NOT going to just do “something” just to appease those banging the drums for war. He is too smart for that. Call me an Obot but I trust his judgement. He knows far more about what is going on over there in Syria than any of us so I am confident that he will do the appropriate thing in response to the atrocities by the Syrian rulers.

    • 80 Jessica
      August 27, 2013 at 9:32 am

      They getting people all hype just like they did with Libya. RATINGS!!! So typical. I ain’t worried.

  30. 81 vcprezofan2
    August 27, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Alright-y then, it’s morning! May I stop laughing now?

  31. August 27, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Good Morning all. Start teaching another crop of 8th graders today! Hope you all have a great day 🙂

  32. 84 desertflower
    August 27, 2013 at 10:35 am


    Starbucks Coffee Co. has no plans to slash workers’ hours or cut employee benefits in response to Obamacare, the company’s CEO confirmed to Reuters on Monday. Although several other large companies in the food service sector have indicated that they’ll need to shift costs onto their workers in anticipation of upcoming changes under the health law, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said he won’t follow suit.
    “Other companies have announced that they won’t provide coverage for spouses; others are lobbying for the cut-off to be at 40 hours. But Starbucks will continue maintaining benefits for partners and won’t use the new law as excuse to cut benefits or lower benefits for its workers,” Schultz told Reuters in a telephone interview.

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