What You Need Is Laughter


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  1. 1 utaustinliberal
    September 8, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    • 6 vcprezofan2
      September 8, 2013 at 1:36 pm

      I have to confess there are so many crazy GOP politicians that I have a hard time learning their names/state. Every time I think I know the main offenders another name crops up. I give up!

      • 7 nathkatun7
        September 8, 2013 at 7:11 pm

        VC, most of them are crazy regardless of the state they come from. I know people here are fond of making fun of Texas and Oklahoma, but we have our crazies in BLUE California. In San Diego County where I live, we have Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter Jr.

        • 8 vcprezofan2
          September 8, 2013 at 7:16 pm

          Yep, the GOP crazy pols ARE scattered all around! I really have given up trying to sort them out; I don’t even bother to look up their states anymore. It’s all too much for my brain to absorb so now I accept the default category for all Repubs is crazy, thus leaving space to note if any un-crazy ones appear on the scene. 😉

    • September 8, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      Df, when I think of the really good candidates for congress that got defeated in 2010 and the blithering idiots that got elected, I want to sit on the ground and just weep. Instead of sending the best, brightest and most decent people to Congress, we send the worst, dumbest and most corrupt. If you were to go down any major street in any city and randomly select 500 people to serve in Congress, you could not do worse. In fact, it would probably be a big improvement.

  2. September 8, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    The problem with that claim is that it focuses on a tax favored by Schwartz that would not hit regular Pennsylvanians, but would force wealthy gas industry robber barons from places like Texas to pay a gas extraction tax they already must pay in every major gas-producing state — except Pennsylvania

    • September 8, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      Pf, most people in PA WANT the gas companies to get taxed, just as they are in other states. You would have to have your hands deep in the pockets of the gas companies to object to this and the only one with that kind of reach is Corbett himself. Corbett has an almost comical inability to sense when he is out of tune with the majority of People, which is why he keeps inserting his big foot in his mouth. I say, keep talking One-Term Tom. Let everyone one see what a colossal and corrupt jerk you are. My biggest fear in PA is that some other Repub will step in, primary him and win. People might then be inclined to give that other Republican a chance. If that person won two terms that would mean a Repub Gov during the next redistricting and we CANNON ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN.

  3. 12 Dudette
    September 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm

  4. 13 Dudette
    September 8, 2013 at 1:31 pm

  5. 15 hopefruit2
    September 8, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    The MSM is going to be working overtime in the next 24-48 hrs ahead of PBO’s speech, releasing poll after fake poll showing how PBO’s approval is at an all time low, how no one trusts him on Syria, how people are now pining for GWB…

    • 16 No Child Left Behind
      September 8, 2013 at 1:45 pm


      Not to forget that PBO is going to give the speech of his life, the speech that will either makes his presidency or breaks him. Yeap. We are in for some deep analysis from the talking heads. May God have mercy on us!

      • 17 No Child Left Behind
        September 8, 2013 at 1:47 pm

        correction: “make his presidency or break him”.

      • 18 hopefruit2
        September 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm

        LOL! Yup, it seems that EVERY speech he gives is “the speech of his life, the speech that will either makes his presidency or breaks him.”

        He’s given over 25 such speeches – yet he’s still alive, popular a AND two-term president.

      • September 8, 2013 at 3:14 pm

        Haven’t we heard this before, Hf, in fact every time the president gives a speech. The said this about both inaugural addresses, the speech on race, the MLK memorial speech, the Sandy Hook speech, etc. You would think they would bore themselves after a while, just as they’ve thoroughly bored the rest of the world.

  6. 20 Dudette
    September 8, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    • 21 No Child Left Behind
      September 8, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      Dear Dudette,

      I would have appreciated a warning before looking at the choices we left behind. OMG! Thinking that “these” could have occupied the WH at any point gives me the chill.

    • 22 jacquelineoboomer
      September 8, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      Oh, I can’t just let that first part sit out there:

      • 23 vcprezofan2
        September 8, 2013 at 2:08 pm

        Like minds, JO’B! That’s precisely why I chose not to retweet that one.

        • 24 jacquelineoboomer
          September 8, 2013 at 2:13 pm

          Exactly! I don’t think they knew how it was coming across (trying to give them some credit).

          • 25 vcprezofan2
            September 8, 2013 at 2:22 pm

            I have this adage always in the back of my mind – ‘Words have power’, which makes it difficult for *me* at times when communicating because I can be so picky. 🙄

    • September 8, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      That pisses me off. First of all, I wish the Kennett Dems would have the manners to address him as ‘President’; secondly the implication is they only appreciate him because the alternatives were so shit. Ugh.

      • 28 utaustinliberal
        September 8, 2013 at 2:10 pm

        THIS!! You’re absolutely right Chiparoo. It’s a shitty tweet. I chose President Barack Obama because I believe in his vision, his policies, and the world as it should be not as it is. The idea that he won not on his accomplishments and record but because the alternatives were crappola is ridiculous.

        • 29 Dudette
          September 8, 2013 at 2:19 pm

          • 30 theo67
            September 8, 2013 at 4:52 pm

            Well said, Dudette! We are fortunate to have someone of President Obama’s integrity and wisdom in the White House. I value him and I’m grateful for his accomplishments, and the positive impact they will have on generations to come around the world. To say that he’s the best compared to the alternatives does him a grave disservice. He’s the best in a long, long line – in my opinion: the best! It’s an insult that the country ran these losers for President, period. That they ran them against President Obama should be a punishable crime.

      • 31 jziglar
        September 8, 2013 at 2:11 pm

        I don’t like it either. I don’t understand why they always have to put down the president when no one agrees with a person / politician 100 % of the time. I supported Bill Clinton though I disagreed with some of his actions, and I didn’t agree with every action of some of my favorite presidents.

      • 32 57andfemale
        September 8, 2013 at 5:04 pm

        I follow them. They have never been anything but supportive of PBO, ACA and all kinds of issues. I re-tweet them all the time. I think this was aimed at people who do think this way, not necessarily their ‘anger’ at PBO.

  7. 36 utaustinliberal
    September 8, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Best way to make the announcement.

    • 37 vcprezofan2
      September 8, 2013 at 1:42 pm

      Are YOU announcing, Utal? Please let us know, ’cause even though we might have missed the deed, we would love to share our congratulations.

    • 38 Dudette
      September 8, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      Awww, that’s so cute! I’m happy for them!

    • 39 57andfemale
      September 8, 2013 at 5:08 pm

      She’s a New York jazz singer. She’s 35, he’s 73.

      he was supposed to wait for me. I’m seriously heartbroken.

      But I wish them all the best anyway. that’s the kind of girl I am…….

  8. September 8, 2013 at 1:42 pm

  9. 41 Dudette
    September 8, 2013 at 1:50 pm

  10. September 8, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Haha! Chgo Bears fan daughter always posts very cute photo on facebook of my 4 yr. old grandson in his Bears shirt and cap with his NFL picks for the week. So on the phone I said to him, “I can’t believe you didn’t pick the Bears. Why did you pick the Bengals over the Bears today?” He said, “Point spread.” hahahahahahaha. You can tell he is in a very sportsy family.

  11. 48 jacquelineoboomer
    September 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm

  12. 53 Dudette
    September 8, 2013 at 2:10 pm

  13. September 8, 2013 at 2:13 pm

  14. September 8, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    On a completely OT note and because the world has gone completely insane, here is a tweet on a designer favorite of FLOTUS:

    • September 8, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      I can see FLOTUS wearing this and looking just gorgeous!

      • 73 vcprezofan2
        September 8, 2013 at 3:05 pm

        Talking of FLOTUS looking gorgeous, here’s a link of 117 ‘style’ pics of her (Smiling Lady shared link on twitter last night)! Link was long so I shortened it at Tinyurl.


        • September 8, 2013 at 3:34 pm

          vc, she’s just a shining example of a wonderful person, inside and out. All of her photos reveal a spirit that is full of kindness and goodness. Thanks.

          • 75 vcprezofan2
            September 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm

            Looking at all these in one sitting made me realize that she really, really looks awesome in black. It sort of surprised me that she seems to bring a certain glow to her black outfits, or black seems to bring a certain light out of her. Whatever. 😀

  15. September 8, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    As regular TODers know, Nick Kristof has received a few harsh tweets from me on certain issues, but his latest op-ed on Syria (not PBO!) is quite worthwhile:

    He concludes with:

    “So, having said that analogies aren’t necessarily helpful, let me leave you with a final provocation.

    If we were fighting against an incomparably harsher dictator using chemical weapons on our own neighborhoods, and dropping napalm-like substances on our children’s schools, would we regard other countries as “pro-peace” if they sat on the fence as our dead piled up?”

  16. 85 anniebella
    September 8, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Monday I want to call my Senator and Congressman office and see if they have made up their mind yet about Syria.

  17. September 8, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Howdy all you O’s!!! What a great getting up day again in TODdytown!!!!!

    My take on the use of chemicals is that it has always been considered the ‘red line’ by everyone since its inception. It’s strange to me that now it bears introspection, inspection, consideration, pontification, philosophizing, and hypotheticalizing. Our congress critters are all a-twitter and a-twatter over having to share in the responsibility to do finally earn the big bucks they get to do their jobs. smh

    On a happier note……PBO is in the People’s House…Bo has a playmate……the girls are back in school and surely doing well…..FLOTUS is the perfect picture of grace and fortitude……we couldn’t ask for a better first family to represent us to the world as what the majority of Americans aspire to become.

  18. September 8, 2013 at 4:05 pm


  19. September 8, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Tonight FLOTUS will make a brief appearance on Rachel & Guy on the Food Network.

  20. 96 hopefruit2
    September 8, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    • 97 jacquelineoboomer
      September 8, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      Yeah, as Greenwald is working against the agenda of the U.S. –

  21. 99 jacquelineoboomer
    September 8, 2013 at 4:14 pm

  22. September 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Pennysylvania – GOP state
    Walk-in care centers sprout across Lehigh Valley
    Clinics poised to meet needs of newly insured under Obamacare.

    ….They are part of health care’s growing physical presence in the Lehigh Valley. Once dominated by a few large hospitals, the Valley now is being served increasingly by retail health clinics, private urgent-care centers in strip malls and business parks, and hospital-based emergency care rooms. It’s a change driven in part by business competition and Obamacare, which could open health care doors to more than 1.2 million Pennsylvanians next year…..

    ….Urgent-care centers alone are growing at a 15 percent annual clip, said Sam Yates, founder of the recently formed Urgent Care Association of Pennsylvania. With millions of newly insured patients on the horizon, he said, walk-in centers are a “growth industry for the foreseeable future.”
    Some health-care representatives downplayed the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the walk-in care industry. But the growth trend in walk-in centers on the eve of full roll-out of Obamacare, which will add up to 30 million people to the ranks of the insured, is unmistakable…..

  23. 102 Allison
    September 8, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    I hope NJ finally wakes up and votes for her!

    • 103 theo67
      September 8, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      It’s like the people in NJ can’t see what Christie’s been doing to them, out in plain view. I hope the people of New Jersey do the right thing.

  24. 104 globalcitizenlinda
    September 8, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    My main goal for today & the next few days is to remind ANYONE I can that intervention in Syria is NOT about PBO.

    Rather, it is about whether we as human beings can ignore the carnage on the ground & the cries of the victims as they took their final breaths.

    Here are my attempts at a simple message (not good but it’s a start):

  25. 107 Eveingeorgia
    September 8, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Would somebody please tell me what Charles Blow was talking about when he tweeted about why we could show pictures of he victims n Syria and not he NEWTOWN victims? That tweet made no sense o me. Will someone please explain?

    • 108 jacquelineoboomer
      September 8, 2013 at 5:12 pm

      It’s all false equivalencies wherever ya go. That sounds like that to me.

      Maybe the parents of the Newtown children would not want their photos shown. Maybe the parents of the Syria children would, if they weren’t gassed themselves and could give permission.

    • 109 anniebella
      September 8, 2013 at 5:36 pm

      Ask Charles Blow isn’t it possible to care about children all over the world. You just don’t have to care about children in your country or neighborhood, or state. If you have a dam heart you care about the suffering of any child. If there was anything we could have done to stop that young man from going to that Newtown School and shooting those kids dead, we would have done it. If there is anything we can do to prevent another child from being gas to death we should do it. Hear me Charles Blow.

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