President Obama’s remarks on Syria


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  1. August 30, 2013 at 3:44 pm


  2. August 30, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    ooops. nm. it’s gone.

  3. 12 Ladyhawke
    August 30, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Reposting from previous thread, a must read …….

    Obama Has to Work Twice as Hard to Get Half the Credit, Even from “Liberals”

    By Spandan


    Anyone who considers themselves part of the progressive media landscape and talks about the great economic divide and institutional racism cannot do so just from their comfy chairs in their New York studios rolling in their million-dollar salaries. I’m glad some of them want to highlight the progresses we have made in the Obama era, but by refusing to associate and credit the president, they perpetuate the same institutional prejudices – wittingly or not – that they claim to fingerwag and fight against. By refusing to explain that Obama has to work twice as hard to get half the credit they contribute to Obama having to work twice as hard to get half the credit.



    • 13 ericfive
      August 30, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      Good article. Thanks for posting. The PL needs to be called out for its shameful treatment of the most liberal President since FDR (LBJ deserves credit for the Great Society, but he loses points for his escalation of Vietnam war). I think author is correct in his view that jealousy and inability to fathom the fact that PBO is smarter than they are drives much of their bullshit.

      • 14 arkluvspbo
        August 31, 2013 at 3:46 am

        Eric, when the trolls post about how he’s lazy, weak and not intelligent, it is almost certain they are talking about themselves. What a sad, pathetic bunch of losers.

    • 15 Ladyhawke
      August 30, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      In the meantime…progress

      By Smartypants


      As we’ve all be consumed with what President Obama will do in Syria, this administration is making some serious progress in other areas. For example:



  4. August 30, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    • 18 jacquelineoboomer
      August 30, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      Brilliant, Chips, for this new account to be “following” Barney the Dinosaur. #GottaFollowSomebodyInLife Surely, there’s enough love in the world for all of us. Ol’ Barney had all the answers – although, upon their first in-person-dinosaur meeting, my first granddaughter was scared to death of him. Imagine I’d feel the same way about meeting Chrissy Hayes and his snowbros.

      • August 30, 2013 at 4:16 pm

        😆 Barney kind of freaked me out too, Jacqueline!!

        Didn’t Michelle work, through her legal firm, for Barney’s people? Or am I dreaming?!

        • 20 jacquelineoboomer
          August 30, 2013 at 4:18 pm

          Oh, no, others have sent me off for an afternoon of searching The Google for answers. My time is too valuable.

          Fool me many times, fool me many times more (G.W. Bush).

    • 21 forus50
      August 30, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      I see what you did there. Yes, more “Current”. 🙂

  5. August 30, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    My sentiments exactly. Lay off Obama! He is a thoughtful considerate man and will balance what is right against what is necessary and make the right decision.

    • 24 arkluvspbo
      August 31, 2013 at 3:49 am

      Sadly, many folks don’t like thoughtful and considerate…they want him to be mean and ruthless.

  6. 25 jacquelineoboomer
    August 30, 2013 at 3:58 pm

  7. 26 Claire
    August 30, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    OMG, saw the fox logo and thought this site had been hacked. I’d take it down even without a replacement. Just the logo makes me ill.

  8. 29 Linda
    August 30, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    On Thursday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) signed a bill into law that would ban salary secrecy for employees who are trying to uncover wage discrimination.

    It will make it illegal for an employer to retaliate if a worker discloses job information such as title, compensation, or other components if it was made to investigate whether someone is being paid unfairly.


    uh oh….The Rabid Right is not going to like this.

    • 30 jacquelineoboomer
      August 30, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      Is that already informally called the federal Lilly Ledbetter Act, more or less?

    • 33 57andfemale
      August 30, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      The bones he’ll throw to dumb ‘independents’ in order to appear ‘moderate’. Which he is NOT.

      I ask you – consider a President Christie weighing the choices in Syria right now.

      Okay, wash your eyes with bleach now…….

  9. 34 jacquelineoboomer
    August 30, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Yes, Republicans, this is always a big career booster in America:

    • August 30, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      Their desperation is only exceeded by their stupidity, Jacqueline.

      • 36 jacquelineoboomer
        August 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm

        And their transparency, Bob.

        They really do think we can’t see them. It’s freakin’ amazing.

    • 37 GGail
      August 30, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      How soon we forget the great former California Speaker of the Assembly and former Mayor of San Francisco, Willie Brown. He politely in no uncertain terms, told nosy reporters that his sexuality was nobody’s business.

    • 39 ericfive
      August 30, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      I had to laugh at headline because it reminded me of the old SNL cartoon “the Ambiguously Gay Duo”. I think it is an open secret that he is gay, to which I say “So WHAT”. I’m more concerning about his ties to Wall Street, but I want a Dem to hold Lautenberg’s old seat.

      • 40 jacquelineoboomer
        August 30, 2013 at 4:53 pm

        Yes, it must be a Dem! I must be the last person to even consider he was gay, and I could not care less if he is.

      • 41 GGail
        August 30, 2013 at 4:58 pm

        That’s what people thought of Willie Brown back then too and to this day – we STILL don’t know. I hope Cory talks with Willie Brown on how to handle – “even those who think they know”. Willie eventually married, had children and has grandchildren, but the stories won’t die. He doesn’t care and we have no right to discuss it.

    • 42 pkayden
      August 30, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      Is that an appropriate article title for a major news network? Really ABC News? How is this a story? Why would you turn rumors about Booker’s sexuality into a major news item? Sigh.

      • 43 jacquelineoboomer
        August 30, 2013 at 5:39 pm

        Because they can.

        No other reason. Sigh.

        There’s really no decency left in these news organizations. I’m not saying I’m not all in favor of transparency about things that matter, but I recall hearing that the press back in FDR’s time didn’t even mention he was in a wheelchair, because he wanted to keep remaining “strong looking” at a tough time in our nation’s history (depression, war). The press understood what was “information” the public needed, and what was gossip.

    • August 30, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      I saw this in my twitter Timeline and thought “WTF?”

      1) Who believes being gay is a political plus? Not the LGBT community.
      2) ABC, CNN need to hang out shingles that say “Fox News wannabes.”

      This is American “journalism” the 21st century. Not much better than the yellow journalism of a century ago.

      • 45 jacquelineoboomer
        August 30, 2013 at 5:43 pm

        It goes from one appalling topic to another, no matter how much you try to divert your eyes and look for the important stuff!

    • 46 arkluvspbo
      August 31, 2013 at 4:05 am

      Time until Steve Lonegan’s closet is kicked wide open– 5…4…3…

  10. 47 carolyn
    August 30, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    I listened to both Secy Kerry’s and President Obama’s statements. I am so glad these two brilliant, compassionate, experienced men are in charge of these horrendous and difficult decisions. I so appreciated Secy Kerry’s reiteration: “We Know” He laid the situation out clearly and non-emotionally, factually, carefully.
    Interestingly, I woke up this morning internally calm about Syria. I have been churning and worrying for days, and of course I can do nothing. However, I remembered Bob’s frequent admonition to us: Trust Barack Obama; he’s earned it. I mentioned that to my husband, and he said, Yes he has.
    I thought of all the right decisions the President has made: on the economy, on Bin Laden, on Libya, on his election campaign, on jobs, on DADT, on healthcare…the list goes on.

    Then, today the President’s statement and Secy Kerry’s statements just reinforced this confidence.

  11. August 30, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    In less war-and-peacey news, Chelsea leads Bayern 2-1.

  12. 53 utaustinliberal
    August 30, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Chelsea 2 – 1 Bayern Munich. Feels like the Champions League all over again. Goooooooo BLUES!

    In your face Chipsticks!

  13. 61 Claire
    August 30, 2013 at 5:10 pm


    Connecticut man shoots self while biking and claims it was hoodie-wearing ‘gang’

    A Connecticut man, who accidentally shot himself while riding a bicycle, was arrested this week after lying to police and saying that a “gang” of men wearing black hoodies had attacked him.

    The Connecticut Post reported that Stratford police were notified on Thursday that 22-year-old Wendell Docteur was being treated for a gunshot wound to his right leg. Docteur told officers that he was riding his bike “when he was confronted by a half dozen men, dressed all in black with hooded sweatshirts covering their faces,” according to the paper.

    Docteur claimed that the gang had robbed him of his money and then yelled, “North End, North End,” as they fled. The North End is a neighborhood in Bridgeport.

    But Docteur finally admitted that the gun in his waistband had gone off and he had shot himself after he was not able to explain why there was only a hole where the bullet exited from his pants. He was also not able to tell police what happened to his handgun after the incident.

    Docteur was charged with making a false statement, unlawful discharge of a firearm and failing to report a lost firearm. He was released $10,000 bond. A hearing was scheduled for Superior Court court on Sept. 5.

  14. 64 yardarm756
    August 30, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Attention: Ed Schultz is now the foremost authority on foreign policy….NOT!

    • 65 Linda
      August 30, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      I cannot stand his ranting all the time.

    • 67 ericfive
      August 30, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      The word “Buffoon” comes to mind.

    • 69 anniebella
      August 30, 2013 at 5:49 pm

      Given a choice, do I want President Obama attacking Syria? No, but I see both sides of the argument. I believe the President is trying to do the right thing. I’m going to hope and pray things turn out right.

      • 70 Vicki
        August 30, 2013 at 5:59 pm

        I’m with you, Anniebella

      • 71 yardarm756
        August 30, 2013 at 6:16 pm

        I just hope foot dragging doesn’t allow Assad to gas Israel or the Kurds.

        • 72 nathkatun7
          August 30, 2013 at 7:14 pm

          I am with you yardarm! And I am thinking not only the Israelis and Kurds, but also more innocent Syrians. These horrible weapons must be destroyed before Assad uses them again. I also think a case should be immediately filed with the International Criminal Court against Assad and his government for their crimes against humanity.

          • 73 yardarm756
            August 30, 2013 at 7:26 pm

            Trust me. This is going to get real ugly. The UN, Congress and world opinion are making up a noxious stew. And Assad is looking for a place he can hide.
            I guess he and Snowden should find an island that doesn’t have extradition treaties with any countries.
            Good luck with that.

      • 74 pkayden
        August 30, 2013 at 6:41 pm

        Agreed. This is a tough decision. I can see both sides of the argument and can’t really see any upside to any military action. But I’ll pray that President Obama makes the right decision and respect the fact that he has more information than I do when making a decision.

  15. 75 utaustinliberal
    August 30, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Pres. Obama’s America.

  16. August 30, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    UT? LL?


  17. August 30, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    It’s amazing that a silly game played with a round ball my men in shorts and knee socks can get me so worked up.

  18. August 30, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Can I just say that the only thing more nervewracking than watching penalty kicks is following them on a Match Center feed, when I can’t actually watch.

  19. August 30, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Oh jesus, Romelu fucking Lukaku! I’m gonna have a cocktail when I get home.

  20. August 30, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Last weekend i posted here the same comments as Mr Jon Fav when i reminded people to review PBO’s No ubel speech in order to get some guide on his war and peace decision

  21. August 30, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Ok, my Twitter TL is full of something happening on Ed’s show. Something about Jesus and religion.

    • 114 Asher in Boston
      August 30, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      Some RWwacko was on talking nonsense abt Obamacare and quoting Jesus and Fungelsung who is well versed in the bible put his place.

  22. August 30, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    “When [Matt] Romney’s name was listed by a pollster among potential candidates, it created buzz within media and political circles….”

    Here’s my response to this NONSENSE:

    (tweet should have ended with “would have been,” but ran out of space)

  23. 116 dotster3
    August 30, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Heartbreaking gun violence in New Orleans—– beautiful 1 yr. old shot to death as her 18 yr. old nanny who was carrying her was shot in back and bullet hit toddler in torso. Mayor says “enough is enough”.


  24. 134 yardarm756
    August 30, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Kosovo=boots on the ground, Rwanda & Sudan=crickets, Syria ???

  25. 135 Layla
    August 30, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    On a lighter and crazy note…

    Now you can roll in smoky goodness.
    Ford announced Wednesday that it’s selling vinyl strips of bacon to detail 2014 Ford Fiestas.
    Is this a porky prank? A crispy slice of a publicity stunt to turn one of its most popular models into a rumaki on wheels? Nope.
    “It’s obviously kooky and a little irreverent,” Ford spokesman Dan Mazei told The Huffington Post. “But that was kind of the point. We thought it was a really cool way to show off how to personalize your car.”
    Mazei said Ford chose the Fiesta because it was popular among millennials, a demographic looking for something different.
    The carmaker timed its pitch to coincide with Saturday’s International Bacon Day.
    The custom-graphic “pièce de résistance,” Ford said, is the full “Bacon Wrap,” consisting of 10 giant strips. But you better be bringing home plenty of bacon to afford it: It’ll cost you $3,347, plus installation.
    Want to sizzle for less? Two strips on the hood cost $191.25 plus installation. “Mini-strips” run $78.75.

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